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First-look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley

17 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled a first look image from  the upcoming romantic biographical drama Mary Shelley featuring Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon) as the iconic author of the gothic horror classic Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and tells the story of a young Mary Shelley’s love affair with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, played by Douglas Booth. Also featuring in the cast are Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Froggatt. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Forbidden Tomes: 6 Deliciously Dark Reads for Valentine’s Day

14 February 2017 10:43 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The greatest of all Hallmark holidays, the day of St. Valentine is constructed to make couples feel obligated to go out on expensive and over-anticipated dates, while unnecessarily reminding single people of their status. Candy hearts and roses are meant to celebrate monogamy and “normal” love; but the origins of the holiday go back to Roman culture and involved whips, wolf skins and fertility orgies. Sound more your speed? Then these decidedly non-romantic books may be the right tonic for this holiday:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Mary Shelley’s still shocking novel is an affront to many things: religion, ego, scientific progress, but also love. The titular doctor creates a creature that he abandons out of disgust, only to have his creation haunt his every step and destroy all the people he loves. Talk about a bad ex. The book is a tragic exploration of freakishness and abandonment, an »

- Ben Larned

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First Image From Mary Shelley Sees Elle Fanning In Title Role

11 February 2017 6:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve been hearing about this project since 2014, when it was titled A Storm In The Stars – but now we finally have the first image from the newly monikered Mary Shelley, with Elle Fanning in the title role, as it’s packaged for sale at the Berlin Film Festival. The gothic biographical drama looks set to unspool the early years of one of Britain’s most famous authors, in a surprisingly timely story of philosophy, feminism, and tragedy.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female film director, Haifaa al-Mansour, Mary Shelley casts Elle Fanning as the young author – before she found fame by penning Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, in 1818. Shelley’s life was one filled with tragedy – such that it should make any cinematic telling of the tale riveting and moving. She was the daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while her daughter was »

- Sarah Myles

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Here’s Our First Look at Elle Fanning as ‘Mary Shelley’

10 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The last time we heard about the movie where Elle Fanning plays Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, it was titled A Storm in the Stars. Now, our first look at the movie has arrived alongside a new title and that new title is… drumroll, please… Mary Shelley. Well, it certainly gets the job done. You can see […]

The post Here’s Our First Look at Elle Fanning as ‘Mary Shelley’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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First look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley emerges

10 February 2017 6:13 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The first look at Elle Fanning as English novelist, Mary Shelley, who is best known for the Gothic novel Frankenstein, has emerged via The Hollywood Reporter. The drama is currently under offer to buyers from Hanway at the Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale.

At the tender age of just 18 (19 come April), Elle Fanning has just been seen in an appearance in the sinister yet beautiful trailer for the upcoming The Beguiled alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. She eems to have surpassed her elder sister, Dakota Fanning, through numerous projects which have not only gained critical acclaim (read our review of The Neon Demon here) but has many flocking to have her lead their pictures. Most recently we have seen her in Live by Night alongside Ben Affleck and just last week saw the release of 20th Century Women.

In the image Elle Fanning is lost deep in »

- Zehra Phelan

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Elle Fanning Becomes ‘Mary Shelley’ in First Images from ‘Frankenstein’ Author Biopic

10 February 2017 5:46 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a major last year with 20th Century Women and The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning‘s streak looks to continue into 2017. This week we got the fantastic first trailer for The Beguiled and she’s also leading How to Talk to Girls at Parties, but that’s not all. The actress is portraying the legendary author Mary Shelley in a new drama and the first look has arrived.

Aptly titled Mary Shelley (previously going by A Storm in the Stars), the biopic about the Frankenstein author comes from director Haifaa al-Mansour, who made a strong impression with her debut Wadjda just a few years back. Also starring Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge, the film depicts the early years of the author as she begins a relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

With footage screening at Berlinale for buyers, hopefully this gets picked up soon. »

- Jordan Raup

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Neruda – Review

10 February 2017 5:19 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Gael Garcia Bernal as Oscar Peluchonneau, the police detective tracking poet/politician Pablo Neruda in Neruda. Photo courtesy of The Orchard ©

Pablo Larrain gained attention with American audiences with his stunning drama Jackie, about Jackie Kennedy immediately after the assassination, but the Chilean-born director has another outstanding film opening in theaters now. The Spanish-language Neruda focuses on Nobel Prize winning poet, essayist and politician Pablo Neruda, a beloved national figure in his native Chile and throughout South America, who became a target of a political crackdown after WWII.

Neruda is both an entertaining and intellectually stimulating film. Rather than a conventional biopic, director Larrain tells this story as a chase, with the poet/politician pursued by a police detective played by Gale Garcia Bernal.. Neruda has a streak of dark humor and begins with strong film noir elements, which eventually give way to the surreal, while exploring Neruda’s life and work. »

- Cate Marquis

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‘Mary Shelley’ First Look: Elle Fanning Makes Her Debut as the ‘Frankenstein’ Author

9 February 2017 1:39 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Elle Fanning has been commanding attention with films like “The Neon Demon,” “20th Century Women” and “The Beguiled” (which debuted its first trailer this week). Now, the 18-year-old is taking center stage in the biopic “Mary Shelley,” about the esteemed “Frankenstein” author.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the first photo from the upcoming film directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour. The image shows the actress sitting in a graveyard next to her mother Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s tombstone, with a book and pencil in hand. See the image here. 

Previously titled “Storm in the Stars,” the drama follows the author’s early relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and the work of writing her masterpiece. It also co-stars Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge.

Read More: ‘The Beguiled’ Trailer: Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning Turn on Each Other in Sofia Coppola’s Remake

Al-Mansour is best »

- Liz Calvario

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First Look: Elle Fanning In ‘Mary Shelley’

9 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Berlin Film Festival kicks off today which means in addition to the dozens of films unspooling, the European Film Market is going strong as the next wave of new movies look to find homes. And part of getting the buzz going is in releasing the first images from new projects, and we’ll watch anything with the immensely talented Elle Fanning.

Mary Shelley” (formerly known as “A Storm In The Stars“) finds the actress playing “Frankenstein” writer Mary Shelley, in the movie that will track the author’s affair with the poet Percy Bysse Shelley.

Continue reading First Look: Elle Fanning In ‘Mary Shelley’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Berlin First Look: Elle Fanning Portrays Gothic Literary Icon 'Mary Shelley' (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 9:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Elle Fanning is searching for gothic literary inspiration in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first-look image from Mary Shelley.

The actress stars as the famed titular Frankenstein author in the drama, which was previously entitled A Storm in the Stars. It is being directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour, who rose to fame with her debut feature Wadjda. 

Mary Shelley tells the story of the author's early relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and also stars Douglas Booth, Bel PowleyMaisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge.

HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is jointly representing U.S. rights with »

- Alex Ritman

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Review: Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman

6 February 2017 11:03 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The History Channel has occasionally explored the roots of the monsters that thrilled and chilled our childhood and Lionsgate Home Entertainment has dutifully released them on disc every now and then. Coming Tuesday is a nice little double feature package collecting the previously released Frankenstein: The Real Story and The Real Wolfman on a single standard DVD for the bargain price of $12.98.

While overwrought and overly dramatic with some cheesy music and effects, both creations are worth a look if only because it gives us a chance to look at things in context.

We begin with three pieces exploring Frankenstein and his monster. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, as many know, was written as a result of a ghost story contest among her literary peers. What the In Search of the Real Frankenstein does is explore the quickly evolving world of science in the early nineteenth century. Scientists had used »

- Robert Greenberger

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Watch Robert Englund Become Freddy Krueger in Nightmares In The Makeup Chair Documentary Trailer

1 February 2017 5:18 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Robert Englund may have hung up his bladed glove on the big screen after Freddy vs. Jason, but not long ago, the legendary actor was transformed into the boogeyman from Elm Street once again by makeup maestro Robert Kurtzman, and the fascinating process will be featured in the new documentary Nightmares in the Makeup Chair.

You can get a sneak peek at director Mike Kerz’s Nightmares in the Makeup Chair in the images and trailer below, and look for it to premiere at a yet-to-be-announced film festival sometime this year.

Press Release: Robert Englund is back in the Freddy Krueger makeup in the new documentary “Nightmares In The Makeup Chair”. Fans will enter the makeup room and see the entire process as special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman transforms Robert Englund into Freddy Krueger once again!

Robert Englund takes fans on an exciting, funny, and emotional journey through his »

- Derek Anderson

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Robert Englund Returns as Freddy Krueger in New Elm Street Documentary Trailer

1 February 2017 1:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert Englund is back in the Freddy Krueger makeup in the new documentary Nightmares In the Makeup Chair, with the first trailer and poster debuting today. Fans will enter the makeup room and see the entire process as special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman transforms Robert Englund into Freddy Krueger once again! Robert Englund takes fans on an exciting, funny, and emotional journey through his years as Freddy Krueger with stories and anecdotes, all while paying tribute to the legacy of Wes Craven. Here's what Robert Englund had to say in his statement.

"Nightmares In the Makeup Chair is my love letter to the Nightmare on Elm Street series and to practical makeup. I've always been in awe of the multi-talented makeup effects artists. From sketching to sculpting, they realize the design. Then to the fine precision of the molding and the manufacturing of the makeup appliances which are nearly paper thin. »

- MovieWeb

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Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7

29 January 2017 8:16 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We Belong Dead!”

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History®’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate. This four-part collection includes over four-and-a-half hours of in-depth analysis of the crimes and cases that sparked the Frankenstein and werewolf mythologies. Available together for the first time, the Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.98.

Frankenstein: The Real Story Official Synopsis

The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from History® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search »

- Tom Stockman

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A Tribute to John Hurt: A Playful Master Who Made His Inner Hurt Ours

27 January 2017 10:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No actor was more perfectly named than John Hurt. It’s not as if the people he played were always in pain (though more often than not, they were). Yet he was graced with a seductively layered and tricky personality — you sensed that his characters were sly, furtive, and complicated because Hurt, who died Jan. 27 in England, was all those things as well. And the deepest layer was the hint of torment he carried around with him. It was like the speck of sand around which a pearl forms.

Hurt was born in 1940, but he was never some impeccable boring well-mannered “Masterpiece Theatre” thespian. Over and over, he gave performances that were daring and surprising and outrageous. Comb through his credits, and it’s hard to find anything that approaches the safe, bland note of costume-drama respectability. And yet, when you think of John Hurt, the first thing you probably »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Fantasy Fridays: Scully & Mfr Cast The Universal Monsters (Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, More!)

27 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays, where two real-life best friends get to play studio execs and cast talent for upcoming projects. We sort of take the same tact as the old Wizard Magazine features where we choose our dream picks for coveted roles without necessarily being tied down to realistic options. 

With the case of Universal's upcoming Cinematic Universe of Classic Monsters, we thankfully have a very wide palette to choose from since the studio has already secured some surprisingly high-profile talent. So that actually takes some of the "pie in the sky/fantasy" nature out of our picks, since it seems like they're able to get who ever they want to appear in these films.

So far, we've got The Mummy with stars like Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. Then there's Johnny Depp, who's signed on for The Invisible Man. The sky's the limit for these monster flicks, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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History Channel’s Real Story of Frankenstein & Woflman Haunt Disc

18 January 2017 11:57 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History®’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate. This four-part collection includes over four-and-a-half hours of in-depth analysis of the crimes and cases that sparked the Frankenstein and werewolf mythologies. Available together for the first time, the Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.98.

Frankenstein: The Real Story Official Synopsis

The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from History® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search of the Real Frankenstein” looks at scientists throughout history who experimented with reviving animal and human corpses to find the secret force of life. “Frankenstein” explores the fact-or-fiction origins of »

- ComicMix Staff

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Horror Highlights: Gotta Kill ’Em All, Bubba The Redneck Werewolf, Frankenstein: The Real Story / The Real Wolfman, Havenhurst

18 January 2017 6:23 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What if the creatures in a game like Pokémon Go came to life and tried to kill those who caught them? This creepy concept is explored in Brendan Jackson Rogers' upcoming film Gotta Kill ’Em All, and we have a look at stills from the new horror film and DVD release details for Rogers' recent movie, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Lionsgate Home Entertainment's Frankenstein: The Real Story / The Real Wolfman double feature DVD and a trailer and release info for Havenhurst.

Gotta Kill ’Em All Stills and Bubba The Redneck Werewolf DVD: Press Release: "The wait is over! Bubba The Redneck Werewolf is available today on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD! Click here for our official announcement of the release.

Bubba has had an amazing festival run! The film was an official selection at the Silver Scream and Comic Fest in Santa Rosa, »

- Derek Anderson

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The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever

6 January 2017 7:21 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movie sequels are big business for Hollywood. Many fans are getting burnt-out on sequels, especially since so many of them are unnecessary. Still, let’s not forget that when they’re done right, sequels can be great. Here are a dozen of the greatest sequels ever made.

12. Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan (1982): Still the best of all the Star Trek films, this excellent sequel corrected everything that went wrong with its disappointing predecessor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The action, the humor and the character interactions were all excellent. The comparisons to Moby Dick gave it a literary flavor, and Ricardo Montalban was fantastic as the villain, Khan Noonien Singh. The death of Spock was a surprise to long-time fans, even if it didn’t last. This film made the Trek film franchise fun and set the standard for the future films.    

11. The Color Of Money »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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His Girl Friday / The Front Page

3 January 2017 10:07 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The restoration of a newly rediscovered director’s cut of the 1931 The Front Page prompts this two-feature comedy disc — Lewis Milestone’s early talkie plus the sublime Howard Hawks remake, which plays a major gender switch on the main characters of Hecht & MacArthur’s original play.

His Girl Friday / The Front Page

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 849

Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date January 10, 2017 / 39.96

His Girl Friday:

1940 / B&W /1:37 flat Academy / 92 min.

Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Kolb, Roscoe Karns, Frank Jenks, Regis Toomey, Abner Biberman, Frank Orth, John Qualen, Helen Mack, Alma Kruger, Billy Gilbert, Marion Martin.

Cinematography Joseph Walker

Film Editor Gene Havelick

Original Music Sidney Cutner, Felix Mills

Written by Charles Lederer from the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Produced and Directed by Howard Hawks

The Front Page: »

- Glenn Erickson

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