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Great Party, Isn’t It? Ring in the New Year with Jack, Shelley and The Shining
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining, which stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd, Joe Turkel, and Barry Nelson, will be screened at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. Based upon Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the 146-minute film will be screened on Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 12:10 am (ten ...
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- Jonathan Stryker
Discover the stuff that dreams are made of. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three. Take a day off with Ferris Bueller. Survive a winter in the Overlook Hotel. Movie lovers will be able to do all of this and more in 2016 as Fathom Events partners with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for the biggest-ever “TCM Big Screen Classics” series.
The not-to-miss lineup begins in January and continues monthly throughout the year as Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters, each for just four showings. These classics will each be accompanied by specially produced commentary from TCM hosts Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz.
The series will include “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Planet of the Apes” and “The King and I” from Twentieth Century Fox; “The Maltese Falcon,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “The Shining” from Warner Bros.; “The Ten Commandments, »
- Michelle McCue
Turner Classic Movies is expanding its partnership with Fathom Events to screen classic films in theaters nationwide.
The partnership began in 2012 with a handful of screenings spread throughout the year. In 2016, titles will be offered on a monthly basis in about 500 theaters, starting in January with 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
“The series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to engage with classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras allowing TCM to be the ultimate movie lover destination,” said TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian.
Here’s the full lineup:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Sunday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 20Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner »
- Variety Staff
When Roger Corman told American International Pictures (Aip) that he wanted to make a film based on Edgar Allan Poe's, The Fall of the House of Usher, the studio balked. They didn't think that younger people would pay to see a movie based on reading teachers handed out in school. Never one to take "no" for an answer, Roger Corman pressed the issue.
He had loved reading Edgar Allan Poe when he was younger. The classic author's gothic tales of the ghastly and the macabre were ripe for the film treatment. The issue was that The Fall of the House of Usher was more psychological. Aip was known for quick films featuring creatures of every ilk that viewers knew were bad. Edgar Allan Poe's story didn't seem to have that going for it.
Eventually, Aip, probably thinking they had him licked, asked Roger Corman, "Where's the monster?" "The house is the monster. »
The job of a movie poster is simple: it needs to invoke a sense of curiosity and excitement for the movie prior to release. Because of this, many movie companies often overcomplicate movie poster designs, jam-packing them with imagery, slogans and unnecessary marketing fodder. Every now and again, though, you see a movie poster that has a simple, refined design; it's usually these types of posters that go on to become iconic, well-known posters in the following years. We've rounded up some of our favourite, minimalistic movie posters below. Many of them are iconic and you'll likely recognise them, but there's sure to be a few in there that you haven't seen before (we hope). Remember, you can order them online if you like from poster printing companies such as FastPrint.
1. The Birds
- CineVue UK
“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”
The Shining (1980) screens midnights this weekend (July 17th and 18th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining (based on the Stephen King novel) creates some of the most genuine spine chills ever filmed. Taking a job as a winter caretaker for a giant and remote hotel, Jack Nicholson, his wife Shelley Duvall, and his son Danny Lloyd, find that the long hallways and empty rooms contain more than a few ghosts. The film goes back and forth from scary to amusing as Jack, meticulously pacing his part, slowly turns into a psychopath, taking an axe to his loved ones. Kubrick’s use of space »
- Tom Stockman
Thirty-five years since its release, The Shining received a special anniversary screening yesterday, with an introduction from cinema’s most uncanny kid, Danny Lloyd (all grown up) and a Q&A moderated by the film’s most passionate – and unlikely – fan, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich. Unkrich presided over a panel that included co-writer Diane Johnson and executive producer Jan Harlan, while the audience contained more than 25 crew from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror. Organised by The Elstree Project, which interviews cast and crew who have worked on films at the studios at Elstree and Borehamwood, it was a touching day of reminiscences and insights.Unkrich joined several of the crew on a tour of Elstree before the screening at the Odyssey Cinema in St. Albans – providing more fuel for a book he is working on about the picture. “I feel so privileged because I’ve been obsessed with »
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
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