1-20 of 39 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
Shock reviews Scream Factory’s stunning Blu-ray re-release of Philip Kaufman’s perfect horror classic. Phillip Kaufman’s masterful 1978 remake of Don Siegel’s 1956 McCarthy-era shocker Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (itself an adaptation of Jack Finney’s serialized book) is arguably a better film, transplanting all that cold war dread onto a post-Vietnam, pre-1980s, increasingly corporate America.…
The post Blu-ray Review: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
Tony Sokol Jul 15, 2016
Colin Farrell is in talks to take on Clint Eastwood’s wounded Yankee soldier role in Sofia Coppola’s remake of the classic Civil War drama The Beguiled. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola, the director of Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette and Virgin Suicides, will write and helm the film.
The original Beguiled from 1971 was directed by Don Siegel just a few months before he reteamed with Eastwood for the Dirty Harry movies. The movie was based on Thomas P Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel of the same name.
In the film, a sweet-talking wounded Yankee soldier hides out in a Southern boarding school for women during the Civil War. Eastwood made the film in an attempt to break free of his usual typecasting but The Beguiled was »
Following her now Emmy-nominated Christmas special for Netflix, Sofia Coppola is currently in pre-production on a remake of the 1971 Don Siegel thriller The Beguiled. With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning all set to lead the film, Colin Farrell is now in talks to star, Variety reports.
The original was led by Clint Eastwood, a role that Farrell would fill. It follows a Union soldier held captive by the Confederates in a girls boarding school, where he begins to con his way into their hearts. Farrell can play scruffy, surly, and charming all at once, so this role seems like a sure-fire success for the Irish actor. Also penned by Coppola, the film is currently looking for a distribution, who will hopefully release it in 2017.
- Mike Mazzanti
It looks like Colin Farrell is keeping his “weird romance” streak going. Variety is reporting that the The Lobster star is closing in on a new role in Sofia Coppola’s remake of deeply skewed love/lust story The Beguiled, playing the role originated by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original.
Directed by frequent Eastwood collaborator Don Siegel (just a few months before the duo would popularize the “loose cannon with a badge” branch of cop movies with Dirty Harry), the film sees a Southern boarding school for women become utterly disrupted by the arrival of a wounded Yankee soldier during the Civil War. Intended to break Eastwood out of his usual typecasting, the movie was a major flop in the U.S., with both Eastwood and Siegel attributing its failure to bad marketing on the part of Universal, and Clint Eastwood fans’ reluctance to see their stone-eyed hero get ...
- William Hughes
When you think about director’s who might take on a remake a Clint Eastwood film, I’m willing to bet that you don’t think “Sofia Coppola.” But Coppola is indeed taking on a remake of The Beguiled, formerly a 1971 film starring Eastwood as a wounded Union soldier who finds refuge at a Southern girls’ school and causes havoc with the imaginations and libidos of the young women there. Today we’re getting reports that Colin Farrell is in talks to take on the Eastwood role in Coppola’s retelling of the story.
Based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel, Coppola’s film has been rumored since earlier this spring. Actresses including Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning have already been slated to star. Colin Farrell, should he ultimately sign on, would complete the picture, meaning that the remake would almost certainly go ahead as planned. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Earlier this spring, rumors swirled that Sofia Coppola was developing a remake of Clint Eastwood‘s “The Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel, and that she had Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning slated to star. It sounded too good to be true, but alas it’s all real. Coppola is indeed remaking “The Beguiled,” and she’s found […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Civil War drama currently stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “Virgin Suicides”) is writing and directing the film. Focus Features is on board as a distributor.
The original “Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel and based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, followed an injured Yankee soldier (plated by Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.
If Farrell’s deal closes, he would take over the role played by Eastwood in the original.
No production start date has been announced yet.
Farrell is coming »
- Justin Kroll
Based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, the Don Siegel-helmed original followed an injured Yankee soldier (Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women's hearts. Ultimately they take their revenge.
No start of production date or distributor is yet set.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Bogart finds Bacall and movie history is made; for once the make-believe romantic chemistry is abundantly real. Howard Hawks' wartime Caribbean adventure plays in grand style, with his patented mix of precision and casual cool. It's one of the most entertaining pictures of the 'forties. To Have and Have Not Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date July 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael,Dolores Moran, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour. Cinematography Sid Hickox Art Direction Charles Novi Film Editor Christian Nyby Original Music Hoagy Carmichael, William Lava, Franz Waxman Written by Jules Furthman, William Faulkner from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Produced by Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner Directed by Howard Hawks
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Speaking for myself, I can't think of a more 'Hawksian' picture than To Have and Have Not. »
- Glenn Erickson
This time we have a film which has been remade multiple times. However, we’re choosing to focus on the best of those remakes. This week, Cinelinx looks at Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
This often adapted story is based upon a three-part serialized story by Jack Finney which appeared originally in Colliers Magazine in 1954. It was expanded into a novel called “The Body Snatchers” in 1955.The first film version came out in 1956, and is considered one of the truly great sci-fi films. It has been remade three time, in 1978, 1993 and 2007. This article looks at the 1956 and 1978 movies because they are clearly the best of the four. Body Snatchers (1993) is just mediocre and the Invasion (2007) is just a mess. The other two are classics.
The 1956 version was written during the Cold War ‘Red Scare’, when the public was constantly reminded by our government to keep vigilant of Communist infiltration. This »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
John Flynn's The Outfit (1974), a brutally efficient bit of business based glancingly on Richard Stark’s procedurally inquisitive and poetic crime novel of the same name, is a movie that feels like it’s never heard of a rounded corner; it’s blunt like a 1970 Dodge Monaco pinning a couple of killers against a Dumpster and a brick wall. I say “glancingly” because the movie, as Glenn Kenny observed upon The Outfit’s DVD release from the Warner Archives, is based less on the chronologically unconcerned novel than an idea taken from it. On the page Stark's protagonist, the unflappable Parker, his face altered by plastic surgery to the degree that past associates often take a fatal beat too long to realize to whom it is they are speaking, assumes the detached perspective of a bruised deity, undertaking the orchestration of a series of robberies administered to Mob-run businesses »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Happy Birthday to one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite stars. Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930, making him 86 years old. The actor and two-time Oscar winning director hasn’t let his age slow him down a bit. Sully, his new movie as a director, opens in September.
We posted a list in 2011 of his ten best directorial efforts Here
Clint Eastwood has appeared in 68 films in his six (!) decades as an actor, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:
Honorable Mention: Honkytonk Man
By the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. With his own production company, directorial skills, and economic clout, Eastwood was able to make smaller, more personal films. A perfect example is the underrated Honkytonk Man, which also happens to be one of Eastwood’s finest performances. »
- Movie Geeks
Whether they’re peeping on cheating husbands or reeling in runaway daughters, the cinematic detective, popularized in the ’30s and ’40s, can always be relied upon for a witty line or a sock in the jaw. Often, the detective is a man alone, searching through dark alleys for invaluable clues to some labyrinthine mystery. The detective is often the only soul who will do whatever it takes, no matter how hopeless the circumstances may seem. As Raymond Chandler wrote: “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean.” In the ’70s, the culture irrevocably changed, but the detective’s job stayed the same — if not perhaps a bit more complex.
The Nice Guys, the newest film from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer-director Shane Black, is out in theaters this week. In the film, a luckless private eye and a grumpy hired thug find themselves an unlikely »
- Tony Hinds
An exercise in dizzy disorientation, this Cornell Woolrich crazy-house noir pulls the rug out from under us at least three times. You want delirium, you got it -- the secret words for today are "Obsessive" and "Perverse." Innocent Robert Cummings is no match for sicko psychos Peter Lorre and Steve Cochran. The Chase Blu-ray Kino Classics 1946 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 86 min. / Street Date May 24, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alexis Minotis, Nina Koschetz, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Shirley O'Hara. Cinematography Frank F. Planer Film Editor Edward Mann Original Music Michel Michelet Written by Philip Yordan from the book The Black Path of Fear by Cornell Woolrich Produced by Seymour Nebenzal Directed by Arthur D. Ripley
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
As Guy Maddin says on his (recommended) commentary, the public domain copies of this show were »
- Glenn Erickson
One of the greatest horror films in history gets primed for deluxe Blu-ray release. Director Don Siegel’s classic and influential 1956 paean to extraterrestrial paranoia Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is inarguably a classic, but for this writer’s money, Phillip Kaufman’s 1978 remake-cum-sequel is a superior picture, an extension and update of the first films’…
- Chris Alexander
Unless we’re counting Jauja, my pick for the finest western of last year was S. Craig Zahler‘s brutal, funny, and well-acted Bone Tomahawk. While it didn’t register at the box-office, we could easily see it achieving a cult status in the years to come, but thankfully the right people saw it as he’s now set for his follow-up, which will find him headed to prison.
According to THR, Zahler will direct Brawl in Cell Block 99 (another enticing title, perhaps inspired by Don Siegel‘s Riot in Cell Block 11), and he’s already found a star. Vince Vaughn, hopefully truly diving into some grit after the lackluster season 2 of True Detective, is set to lead the film. Scripted by Zahler and backed by Xyz Films and Caliber Media, production is kicking off at the end of this summer, which means we could see it by 2017.
- Jordan Raup
James Watkins burst onto the filmmaking scene in 2008, with his Michael Fassbender-starring thriller Eden Lake. He followed this with more scariness in 2012, helming the big screen version of The Woman In Black with Daniel Radcliffe at its heart.
His latest movie is Bastille Day,a pacey action flick that casts Idris Elba as a CIA agent and Richard Madden as a morally murky pickpocket who winds up at the centre of a terrorist attack in Paris. The two are thrust together on a quest to stop the next strike, with plenty of barbed banter and thrilling chases cropping up as they attempt to do so.
Shortly after seeing the film, I shared 15 minutes with Mr Watkins in a posh London hotel room. He was a lovely chap, as »
This week's Hit Me With Your Best Shot subject is Don Siegel's fascinating whatsit called The Beguiled (1971). It's little like Siegel's other collaborations with his muse Clint Eastwood and assigning it to a genre is also difficult both of which might explain its fairly quiet reputation. With the news coming that Sofia Coppola will soon be remaking it, our eyes drank every frame up. And wow is this story of a wounded Yankee grifter in A Confederate girl's school ripe for a revisit. You might say that imagining how Coppola's halflidded female gaze might view this is nearly as exciting as the movie itself but in some ways it already feels like a Sofia Coppola film. Profound interest in sensual and anthropological gazing at the desires of women who can't articulate their desires? Check!
Some of the English language posters are hilariously false, suggesting it's a shoot-em-up manly western. »
- NATHANIEL R
By Todd Garbarini
The Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a fun-filled weekend of six science fiction classics from Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 17th. Several cast members from the films are scheduled to appear in person at respective screenings, so read on for more information:
From the press release:
Anniversary Classics Sci-Fi Weekend
Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: www.laemmle.com/ac.
Re-visit the Golden Age of the Science Fiction Film as Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series presents Sci-fi Weekend, a festival of six classic films April 15-17 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.
It was dawn of the Atomic Age and the Cold War, as Communist and nuclear war paranoia swept onto the nation’s movie screens to both terrify and entertain the American public. All the favorite icons are here: Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSThe great French essayist Chris Marker remains on our minds nearly four years after his death—the mystery of his life and his work remains haunting. Which is why we're very intrigued by the news that his adopted daughter has penned a new book about their relationship, Chris Marker (le livre impossible).Okay, Sofia Coppola's A Very Murray Christmas was pretty wretched (though we can't help but love that it was shot in New York's Bemelmans Bar), but we adore Don Siegel's Southern Gothic, Civil War-set, Clint Eastwood-starring kinky horror film (!), The Beguiled—and so are tremendously curious about the news that Coppola will remake that 1971 film with Nicole Kidman.Speaking of films in the works, Terry Gilliam may...finally...start...shooting Don Quixote, produced by Paulo Branco, »
1-20 of 39 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners