6 items from 2014
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
The 1977 psychological horror film Audrey Rose makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.
Married couple Janice and Bill Templeton (Chapter Two‘s Marsha Mason and Rollerball’s John Beck) live happily in New York with their 11-year-old daughter Ivy (Susan Swift). All is going well until they care contacted one day by a man named Elliott (Anthony Hopkins, Thor) who tells that his them that his daughter Audrey Rose died in a car crash eleven years earlier and that her soul has been reincarnated in the Ivy’s body. Ivy’s recurring nightmares don’t help the situation, nor does the fact Elliott appears to be the one capable of calming her down.
As Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, »
Actors John Leguizamo, Cheyenne Jackson, Marsha Mason and Mary-Louise Parker and playwrights Rick Elice and Stephen Karam will be part of the 2014-2015 Tony Awards Nominating Committee, the American Theatre Wing announced on Wednesday. The Nominating Committee is made up of 50 theater professionals who serve overlapping three-year terms. The members attend every Broadway production during the eligibility year, and meet on a specified date to select Tony nominees. Winners are determined by a vote of American Theatre Wing members and other theater professionals, with more than 800 eligible voters. Also read: Tony Awards 2014: The Complete Winners List Members named to the. »
- Steve Pond
The Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Film Festival wrapped up its 5th annual hoorah in Hollywood on Sunday and this year was chock full of joyful and exciting films and special guests. There were so many wonderful old movies that most people have seen, but for me the true thrill was the chance to see a beloved movie on the big screen, the way it was intended.
Throw in some amazing guests and it was absolute gold.
Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967)
Screened at the beautiful El Capitan Theater, The Jungle Book was the last Disney animated feature that was overseen by Walt Disney himself. After the success of Mary Poppins and other Disney hits such as The Parent Trap, The Absent Minded Professor and The Sword in the Stone, Disney went back to the well and asked songwriters Bobby and Richard Sherman to take a swing at its animated »
- Melissa Thompson
Ah, our favorite magazine tradition. Vanity Fair's 20th Annual Hollywood Issue is upon us and the dozen stars selected they've selected are very carefully placed (they've read their own reviews). Instead of an all white lineup with a person of color shoved onto the back fold, this is an extremely careful, as if everything has been weighed on a scale: 12 actors, exactly equally split between both men and women, and skin color.
Of course both of those 50/50 visual situations are grossly unreflective of the actual business of Hollywood movies but we're not here to complain but to praise, it's fun to see the cover shaken up ever so slightly. If we were here to complain we'd probably say something about the lack of Asian actors (they never get their due here in America) but no one has ever asked The Film Experience to guest art-direct a cover.
If they did »
- NATHANIEL R
Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth — whose Rush was completely shut out — made the announcements, including that of Best Actress contender Meryl Streep, in the running for her performance in John Wells’ August: Osage County. Streep’s competitors are her Doubt and Julie & Julia co-star Amy Adams for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Sandra Bullock for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Judi Dench for Stephen Frears’ Philomena, and likely winner Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. (Emma Thompson’s absence from the Best Actress roster — for her performance in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks — was quite a surprise. »
- Steve Montgomery
This isn’t the first movie to get nods from both ends of the spectrum. Since the Razzies first began back in 1981, 47 movies have been nominated for both “awards”– some even for the same exact person or song. Here’s a look at the club The Lone Ranger just joined:
Oscar nods: Film editing, music (original song) for “People Alone” with music by Lalo Schifrin and lyrics by Wilbur »
- Ariana Bacle
6 items from 2014
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