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Win Tickets To March Retro Night Of The Wizard Of Oz On April 2

19 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their March Retro Night on Thursday, April 2. They are showing the classic film, The Wizard Of Oz. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.

This magical cinematic event finds Kansas farm girl Judy Garland (“A Star is Born,” “Meet Me in St. Louis”) caught in a tornado and magically transported to the Land of Oz. Needing help to return home, she is told to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the powerful Wizard (Frank Morgan). On her perilous journey, she is befriended by the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and her flying monkeys. Based on the classic book by Frank L. Baum, “The Wizard of Oz” is a dazzling motion picture achievement, featuring unforgettable songs (including Oscar-winner “Over the Rainbow”), scenery, and costumes.

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- Movie Geeks

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Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Won’t Return as Oscar Producers

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for next year, their reps have confirmed.

Meron also tweeted about the news on Thursday, saying he and Zadan “would like to thank The Academy.”

ending 3 year deal producing #Oscars, its an honor to say "We'd like to thank The Academy" @TheAcademy @craigzadan pic.twitter.com/byNessAaoN

Neil Meron (@neilmeron) March 26, 2015

The duo have produced for the show for the past three years. On March 7, two weeks after the ceremonies, Zadan hinted at the exit, tweeting, “Hoping that whoever produces the Oscars next year will retain our innovations: TeamOscar program & reading all 24 nom on Oscar nom morning.”

Producing the show is time-consuming, and the duo have plenty on their plate. They had a three-year contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which wanted to nail down some continuity, Zadan told Deadline, which first reported the exit.

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- Tim Gray

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‘Cinderella’ Press Conference As It Happened

23 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cinderella hits UK this Friday. A traditional take on the classic fairy tale, Kenneth Branagh directs Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the titular heroine. The film is a true live adaptation of Disney‘s iconic cartoon and features a plethora of fine actors and actresses, most of them British. Kenneth Branagh’s name on the directors chair obviously helped get a few to sign the dotted line; the film stars Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgard to name but a few.

Ahead of Cinderella’s cinematic release (which feature new Frozen short film Frozen Fever) we were invited to the luxurious Claridges to attend a very special press conference. We felt just like Cinderella as we walked through the historic building.  There were many questions that people were dying to ask, but we had but one – had Prince Kit not learned anything from Rob Stark’s marital choices? »

- Kat Smith

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Here Are the Films That Inspired the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers

19 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: SXSW: Complete List of Winners at the 2015 Film Awards In advance of this year's SXSW Film Festival, Indiewire sent out a questionnaire to the filmmakers taking their work to Austin. Below you'll find some of the inspirations for the competing films, both narrative and documentary. Here are the filmmakers' responses: Alex Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti ("A Woman Like Me"): We were inspired by a wide range of movies: "All That Jazz," Agnes Varda's "The Beaches of Agnes," "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm," "Day For Night," "The Wizard of Oz," "Blue Vinyl," "Reds," Abbas Kiarostami's "Close-Up…." Alison Bagnall ("Funny Bunny"): I don't know if certain films inspire me anymore, though Jerry Schatzberg's "Scarecrow" is always an inspiration. Certain directors inspire me. The usual European suspects; Polanski, Pasolini, Fassbinder-but now it's »

- David Ballard

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How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

18 March 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most Of Our Favorite Movies

By

Alex Simon

If you’re a pop culture maven, most likely it can be agreed that the modern cell phone can be traced back to two classic TV series of the 1960s: Star Trek and Get Smart. Captain James Tiberius Kirk and his USS Enterprise crew were always armed with their “communicators” when traveling abroad on a distant planet. They were palm-sized devices with covers the flipped open, providing instant connection with the orbiting space ship. This design was aped, no doubt, by former Trekkies for the classic “flip phone” design that ruled the high-tech roost in the late 90s and early millennium.

Secret Agent 86 Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone, surely the most creative (and ridiculous) example of technology ever invented by someone who was most likely thought to be a creative and scientific genius. However, it »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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SundanceNow Doc Club Adds Six New Shorts To ‘The Best Of Sundance Shorts’ Program

14 March 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The SundanceNow Doc Club announced this week that six new critically acclaimed short documentaries curated by Sundance Programmer Mike Plante, have been added to their program ‘The Best Of Sunday Shorts’.

Hoping to capture the magic of someone else’s world with no expectations, Plante’s hand-picked selections include Kevin Jerome Everson’s impressionistic series of portraits that stand in enigmatic relation to Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in Pictures From Dorothy, Travis Wilkerson’s interviews with four women effected by the Us war on Afghanistan in Fragments Of Dissolution and his clarion call to restore the traditional definition of the planet Pluto in Pluto Declaration, and The World’S Largest Shopping Mall that takes the audience on a tour of the South China Mall in Guangzhou which, despite carnival rides, mini-parks and canals, remains virtually devoid of shops and shoppers.

The new shorts join 12 original shorts previously »

- Sacha Hall

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Warner Home Entertainment Announces "The Golden Year Collection" Blu-ray Set

12 March 2015 7:17 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Revisit 1939, Hollywood’s Greatest Year, with 4 New Blu-ray™ Debuts

The Golden Year Collection June 9

Features Newly Restored Blu-ray Debut of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Starring Charles Laughton, and Blu-ray Debuts of – Bette DavisDark Victory, Errol Flynn’s Dodge City and Greta Garbo’s Ninotchka. Collection also includes Gone With the Wind.

Burbank, Calif. March 10, 2015 – On June 9, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate one of the most prolific twelve months in Hollywood’s history with the 6-disc The Golden Year Collection. Leading the five-film set will be the Blu-ray debut of

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in a new restoration which will have its world premiere at TCM’s Classic Film Festival beginning March 26 in Los Angeles. Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara star in Victor Hugo’s tragic tale which William Dieterle directed.

The other films featured in the Wbhe »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an exciting and addicting new IP

11 March 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Intelligent Systems

Nintendo

Nintendo 3Ds

A new IP in the world of Nintendo is a rare thing indeed. One such title Nintendo is unleashing is entitled Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Developed by Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem, Advance Wars), Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is another fine turn-based title. What initially seems like a game lacking in content, continually opens up throughout the various missions. Players looking to invest in everything S.T.E.A.M. has to offer will find deep gameplay variations and ridiculous characters.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. comes across like a hybrid of Valkyria Chronicles and the X-com series of games. Unlike those games, characters in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. are revived after every map. Each mission has players controlling a team from one end of the map to the other. »

- Max Covill

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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

11 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »

- Andre Soares

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Christopher Nolan Rallies the Troops to Save Celluloid Film

11 March 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was no Bat-Signal shining in the skies over the Getty Museum last Sunday, but the distress call being sent by filmmaker Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean was unmistakable — a beacon that said, in effect, “Save Our Celluloid.”

Heeding the call were some 30 representatives of the nation’s leading film archives, labs and presenting institutions, who accepted Dean and Nolan’s combined invitation to participate in an informal summit entitled “Reframing the Future of Film.” The two-part event sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (where Dean is currently an artist-in-residence) consisted of a private roundtable session in the morning, followed by a public afternoon event at which Dean and Nolan appeared in conversation with Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ planned Wilshire Boulevard museum (scheduled to open in 2017).

While the Getty gathering was hardly the first-ever symposium devoted to the sustainability of film in the digital era, »

- Scott Foundas

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Review

11 March 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a title that I’ve been curious about since its initial reveal, both because of its intriguing premise and the pedigree of the development team behind it. Intelligent Systems has not only worked on such Nintendo franchises as Paper Mario and WarioWare, but has also been the company’s go-to team when it comes to strategy games. That includes the Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series.

Considering how much I enjoyed 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening, the idea of Intelligent Systems getting the opportunity to start a fresh new strategy series was very tantalizing. However, the final product, while not bad, falls short of greatness in several areas, be it the presentation, controls, and mechanics. It’s a respectable first attempt, but also one that feels like it could have used some more fine-tuning.

The game takes place in an exaggerated version of 1800s London, »

- John Fleury

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Week in Review: Academy considering move back to 5 Best Picture nominees

6 March 2015 8:54 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The experiment has failed. The Oscars simply don’t work. And no, I’m not just continuing to vent my frustration over Boyhood losing.

For the last six years, The Academy has experimented with a different number of Best Picture nominees, starting with 10, then a variable number between five and 10 based on first place votes.

That experiment could now be coming to an end. The Hollywood Reporter floated the rumor Tuesday that the Academy is seriously considering switching back to five nominees for Best Picture, and that the motion has support with a “significant fraction of the Academy”.

This is speculation at the moment, as the Academy’s Board of Governors isn’t set to meet until March 24. That said, this year’s Oscar ratings were down by 15 percent from last year, despite having one of the year’s biggest box office hits in American Sniper up for Best Picture »

- Brian Welk

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Watch a Fan ask James Franco to Prom -- Did He Say 'Yes'?!

5 March 2015 3:27 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s no secret that people all around the world have crushes on James Franco, but one teen took her love for the actor to a whole new (and adorable) level – by asking the actor to prom!

The ambitious student, Bianca Figueroa, first uploaded her “promposal” to YouTube and then posted a snippet to her Instagram account writing, “My senior prom is April 18th. I am a huge @jamesfrancotv fan and it would be my dream and make my entire life if he were to go with me. So please share this and tag him a million times! Lol use the hashtag#FrancoPromposal”

In her creative video, she proves how much she adores the 36-year-old actor by referencing several of his famous roles – including Oz in The Wizard of Oz and Danny Desario in the television hit “Freaks and Geeks.”

"Will you be the Michael to my Bennett, the Oz to my Galinda, the Daniel »

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition: Last chance to visit

26 February 2015 9:55 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The critically acclaimed exhibition Hollywood Costume, in the final days of its worldwide tour at Los Angeles’s historic Wilshire May Company building, will have extended hours through its closing on Monday, March 2. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Costume celebrates and examines costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. It brings together more than 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the present, including such treasures as the Academy’s pair of the original ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” (Adrian, 1939) shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski and curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Academy Award®-nominated costume designer and founding director of UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design. Extended Hours For Final Days: Thursday, February 26, 11 a.m. »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Berlinale 2015 Mubi Coverage Roundup

24 February 2015 10:54 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Below you will find our total coverage of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. New interviews will be added to the index as they are published.

Correspondences

Between Adam Cook and Daniel Kasman

#1

Introduction by Daniel Kasman

#2

Adam Cook continues the festival introduction

#3

Daniel Kasman on Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi

#4

Adam Cook on Jem Cohen's Counting, Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi

#5

Daniel Kasman on Berlin Critics' Week, Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache's Brûle la mer, Kevin B. Lee's Transformers: The Premake, Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth

#6

Adam Cook on Pablo Larraín's The Club, Kidlat Tahimik's Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, Wim Wenders' Everything Will Be Fine

#7

Daniel Kasman on Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, Patricio Guzmán's The Pearl »

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The Night They Raided Minsky’s | Blu-ray Review

24 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Following his directorial debut, the 1967 Sonny and Cher vignette flick Good Times, director William Friedkin struggled through a couple of projects before landing his first really provocative title with 1970’s The Boys in the Band. Of course, following that would be The French Connection and so on and so forth. But prior to that, Friedkin helmed a period piece penned and produced by Norman Lear, The Night They Raided Minsky’s, which more or less depicts the accidental invention of stripping during the golden period of burlesque. Plagued by various production issues, including the death of Bert Lahr (you know him as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz) during filming, the initial cut of the film was famously termed ‘disastrous,’ and the title would be retooled for nine months by editor Ralph Rosenblum and finally see release a year after production ended. While not quite charming or as »

- Nicholas Bell

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Oscars 2015 Comcast Ad Shows a Blind Girl Imagining The Wizard of Oz: Heartwarming Video

23 February 2015 4:54 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

An emotional new Comcast commercial, which aired during the broadcast of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, features a blind girl imagining her version of The Wizard of Oz. The instantly viral ad, which stars a 7-year-old girl named Emily, promotes Comcast's new talking guide, which allows visually impaired people to channel-surf through the "first talking guide" ever. The 60-second ad begins with Emily sharing how she envisions characters from her favorite movie. "I think about the shape," the little girl says as a tornado whirls [...] »

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