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Oscar-Winning Production Designer Paul Sylbert Dies at 88

23 November 2016 4:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Sylbert, who shared an Oscar for production design for Warren Beatty’s “Heaven Can Wait” and worked on notable films including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” died Nov. 19. He was 88.

Producer Hawk Koch, who worked with him on five films, said “Paul was one of a kind. He was as smart and well-read as anyone I have ever come in contact with, and he was respected by all that knew him. Aside from the work, he loved music, literature, opera, and friends.”

Sylbert shared shared a second nomination for the 1991 Barbra Streisand film “The Prince of Tides.”

He was the identical twin brother of fellow production designer Richard Sylbert, who died in 2002.

Paul Sylbert’s career began with a production designer credit on an early TV show, CBS’ “Premiere,” in 1951 and work as a set decorator on the CBS series “Suspense” the following year and stretched through »

- Carmel Dagan

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Westworld episode 8 review: Trace Decay

20 November 2016 10:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Nov 21, 2016

After last week's shocking revelations, Westworld slows down for a breather before the final two episodes...

This review contains spoilers

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1.8 Trace Decay

With the shocking revelation that Bernard Lowe is a host—an elaborately designed and superbly engineered masterpiece of Robert Ford’s sickeningly perverse genius at that—it seemed the world had changed. At least as far as Westworld is concerned, the die had been thrown and there was no going back to the way things were.

Which is why it’s a bit of a surprise that Trace Decay did exactly that… it went back to the status quo. At least on the surface. And given how much the Man in Black has »

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Review: In A Valley Of Violence, Ti West's New Western

20 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In Sergio Leone's classic The Good The Bad And The Ugly, one of many iconic scenes involves a gunfighter sneaking up to murder Eli Wallach's Tuco in a bathtub. The anonymous heavy lost his arm in a shootout with Tuco in the opening scene of the film, and seeking bloody revenge, as is par for the course in so many Westerns, he stops first for a smug monologue about how it took months to learn how to shoot with his other hand. As the grimy, Italian blonde savours the reversal of fortune (again, a staple of this superb film) with words, Tuco turns the table because he has his pistol in the bathtub. He blows away the smug, would-be killer through the soap suds. To...

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'The Magnificent Seven' 2016 Movie Review: Remake Doesn't Reinvent The Western Nor Diversity

24 September 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

All I remember of the 1960 version of The Magnificent Seven was that it was heavy on the testosterone and it featured a great cast featuring many Latinos. The remake with Antoine Fuqua lives up to testosterone-heavy action and the cast is phenomenal. What's bothersome of the updated version is that the original American film's setting is a Mexican village, but for the update, the town is white-washed. The consolation prize is that there is one Mexican among the Magnificent Seven. At least no white actor went brown-faced to play a Mexican like Eli Wallach did in the John Sturges movie.  Times are a changing but not by much. 

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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'The Magnificent Seven' Review: A Classic, Newly Diversified Western Rides Again

21 September 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If the sight of Denzel Washington, guns blazing and saddled up for his first western, doesn't get your pulse racing, read elsewhere. Ignore the hot air blowing in from the Toronto Film Festival, where The Magnificent Seven premiered, that suggests Antoine Fuqua's remake starring Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and an ethnically diverse cast, isn't up to snuff. Really? The haters also threw bricks when Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson played gunslingers in John Sturges' 1960 version, claiming it couldn't lick the boots of Akira Kurosawa's »

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San Sebastian: Ethan Hawke on Donald Trump, Diversity and Denzel

17 September 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — At Spain’s San Sebastian Festival to accept a career-achievement Donostia Award, a forward-looking, reflective and self-deprecating Ethan Hawke fielded a gamut of questions on topics from Donald Trump to death. (Example: “If your life was a graphic novel, what would the cover image be?” Answer below.)

Hawke’s Donostia Award – the festival’s highest honor – came as he presented Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” which world-premiered at Toronto, to open the San Sebastian festival. Some highlights from his remarks:

1. Donald Trump

Asked if Donald Trump would like “The Magnificent Seven,” in which he stars: “I bet Donald Trump would like the film. But he doesn’t know that what the film is actually about is people gathering together to defeat him.”

2. Diversity

Hawke concurred with a journalist who commented that the original “Magnificent Seven” had racist elements: Eli Wallach playing a Mexican “in brown makeup, doing a bad Mexican accent, »

- John Hopewell

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Giddyup! Venice Gallops to a Close with Magnificent Seven's Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt - and Some Horses

10 September 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Venice Film Festival is riding off into the sunset tonight with a good ol'-fashioned rodeo. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and other Magnificent Seven cast members were joined by a couple of real-live horses on the red carpet Saturday night. Pratt and Washington looked dashing in black tuxedoes, while the horses, one black and one brown, looked strapping in their custom-made Magnificent Seven saddles. The film, which premiered Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be the last movie screened at Venice. Pratt, Washington and costar Ethan Hawke were on hand for the Tiff premiere, which kicked off without any livestock. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Giddyup! Venice Gallops to a Close with Magnificent Seven's Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt - and Some Horses

10 September 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Venice Film Festival is riding off into the sunset tonight with a good ol'-fashioned rodeo. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and other Magnificent Seven cast members were joined by a couple of real-live horses on the red carpet Saturday night. Pratt and Washington looked dashing in black tuxedoes, while the horses, one black and one brown, looked strapping in their custom-made Magnificent Seven saddles. The film, which premiered Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be the last movie screened at Venice. Pratt, Washington and costar Ethan Hawke were on hand for the Tiff premiere, which kicked off without any livestock. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Magnificent Seven Premiere Kicks Off 2016 Toronto Film Festival

8 September 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday in style with the premiere of Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, along with rest of their Magnificent Seven costars, posed for a casting call ahead of the big premiere later tonight. Asked about the intent of the cast's diversity, the film's director Antoine Fuqua said he had no intention of making a political statement."We just wanted to make a good movie together," the Training Day director said according to The Hollywood Reporter. "When I was in a room with MGM and Sony and the producers, we just talked about actors, »

- Dave Quinn

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Magnificent Seven Premiere Set to Kick Off 2016 Toronto Film Festival

8 September 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival is set to kick off Thursday in style with the premiere of Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, along with rest of their Magnificent Seven costars, posed for a casting call ahead of the big premiere later tonight. Asked about the intent of the cast's diversity, the film's director Antoine Fuqua said he had no intention of making a political statement."We just wanted to make a good movie together," the Training Day director said according to The Hollywood Reporter. "When I was in a room with MGM and Sony and the producers, we just talked about actors, »

- Dave Quinn

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Toronto Film Review: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt in ‘The Magnificent Seven’

8 September 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Now that the Summer of Rehashes is over, a lot of people suddenly seem to agree that remaking movies, especially when they’re beloved and indelible classics, is a lousy idea for Hollywood to be pursuing. It’s evidence of creative bankruptcy — an addiction to non-originality. That said, just because a movie is a copy doesn’t mean it’s bad. (There are good remakes, like “Ocean’s Eleven” or “Cape Fear,” and good sequels, like the “Bourne” films.) The cheeky but square, dutifully manufactured, ultimately uninspired remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” which kicks off the 41st Toronto Intl. Film Festival, points to a deeper reason why remakes often don’t pan out: The appeal of the original tends to be rooted in the way it expresses something of its era, so trying to recapture what made it winning is a fool’s game. You can reassemble the same plot »

- Owen Gleiberman

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How Antoine Fuqua got Denzel Washington to saddle up for Magnificent Seven

8 September 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I love a good western flick and one my my favourites, if not the favourite, is John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven. It's a simple story of good guys vs bad guys but the stellar cast of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles BronsonHorst Buchholz, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Eli Wallach turned it into something very special. Antoine Fuqua's remake of... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, Frederick Wiseman to Receive Governors Awards

1 September 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors will present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. “The board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”

The Oscars will be presented at the Academy’s eighth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

The selection of Hong Kong’s Chan and the U.K.-born Coates puts an international flavor on the selections. The film industry is often accused of ageism, but the Governors Awards tends to recognize individuals with lengthy careers, »

- Tim Gray and Maane Khatchatourian

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten White People Doing The Right Thing

30 August 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I think everyone in this country should be aware by now that our race relations are at an all time low.  It seems every time we hear the news another black citizen has been shot by the police or police have been shot by someone angry about these shootings.  It cannot continue.  We as a nation cannot keep going down this road.

I have always sympathized with Black Americans.  In fact as a Scot and Irish American I have always sympathized with anyone who ever got pushed around, starting with Native Americans, Asians, Jewish immigrants, women of any ethnic group, Hispanics from any country.

I also sympathize with the people who are tasked with law enforcement.  It’s a tough job.  I had some training in that area.  A couple of years ago I was hired by a Security company and was trained in unarmed, and armed, uniformed security.   I »

- Sam Moffitt

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Anniversary Classics Western Weekend, L.A. August 12-14

9 August 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

This weekend of August 12 through 14th, the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a series of classic western films that will also feature special guests who are scheduled to come and speak about their work in the films. We strongly suggest checking with the theatre’s schedule to see which other guests are added.

From the press release:

Anniversary Classics Western Weekend

August 12-14 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills

5 Classic Westerns with special guests throughout the weekend

Laemmle’s Anniversary Classics presents our tribute to the sagebrush genre with the Anniversary Classics Western Weekend, a five film round-up ​of some of the most celebrated westerns in movie history. The star-studded lineup features John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Kevin Costner, Montgomery Clift, Natalie Wood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef and others. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Screens at The St. Louis Public Library August 6th

31 July 2016 8:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Every gun makes its own tune.”

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly  screens at The St. Louis Public Library Central Branch (1301 Olive Street St. Louis) Saturday, August 6th at 1pm. This is a Free event. 

There’s a new film series in town! To celebrate the Summer Reading Program theme, “Worlds of Wonder,” Central Cinema at the St. Louis Library will be screening some of the most unique and fantastical films ever shown on the big screen. This weekend is Sergio Leone’s 1966 epic The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.

In 1964, Clint Eastwood accepted the lead role in a Western being filmed in Spain titled “The Magnificent Stranger.” The part had been offered to many of Hollywood’s most rugged actors, including Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, and Charles Bronson. Eastwood, on break from his TV series Rawhide and looking for a film project, immediately recognized the story as »

- Tom Stockman

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Fantasia 2016 Review: In A Valley Of Violence Is A Talky If Slight Examination Of Western Tropes

19 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In Sergio Leone's classic The Good The Bad And The Ugly, one of many iconic scenes involves a gunfighter sneaking up to murder Eli Wallach's Tuco in the bath-tub. The anonymous heavy lost his arm in a shootout with Tuco in the opening scene of the film, and seeking bloody revenge, as is par for the course in so many westerns, he stops first for a smug monologue about how it took months to learn how to shoot with his other hand. As the grimy, Italian, blonde savours the reversal of fortune (again, a staple of this superb film) with words, Tuco turns the table because he has his pistol in the bath-tub. He blows away the smug, would-be killer through the soap suds. To...

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With the Ghouls in Lawrence, Kansas

7 July 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Guest writer Bill Shaffer takes us back to Lawrence Kansas in 1989, for a cast and crew re-premiere of Carnival of Souls. By Bill Shaffer Note from Glenn Erickson: I think I first crossed emails with Bill Shaffer around 1998, when I was still the editor for MGM Home Video and just beginning to write MGM Video Savant. Bill sent along info that helped me convince the MGM restorers to include a flashback at the end of Duck You Sucker. Although I didn't find out until much later, Bill was a producer at the PBS station Ktwu in Topeka, Kansas, and had actually interviewed Eli Wallach once about The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Bill became a major source for info and connections when it came time to do the extras for the MGM releases of the Sergio Leone movie; all just to help out. I think the fact that »

- Glenn Erickson

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Bud Spencer, Italian Spaghetti Westerns Star, Dies at 86

28 June 2016 1:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Bud Spencer, the burly Italian actor who starred in dozens of genre movies including many widely exported Spaghetti Westerns such as “Trinity is Still My Name,” which is among Italy’s all-time top grossing titles, has died. He was 86.

Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, passed away “peacefully” in Rome on Monday, his son Giuseppe Pedersoli said in a media statement that did not disclose the exact cause of death.

In the late 1960s, just as his acting career was starting to take off, Carlo Pedersoli changed his name to Bud Spencer as an homage to Budweiser beer and Spencer Tracy. He also reportedly thought it was ironic to call himself Bud despite his Herculean physique, which made him known to his fans as “the big friendly giant” of the screen.

Born in Naples in 1929, Spencer first gained a measure of fame as an athlete, becoming the first »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Happy 86th Birthday Clint Eastwood! Here Are His Ten Best Films

31 May 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

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