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The 2017 Muriels Hall Of Fame Inductees

19 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The history of the Muriel Awards stretches aaaalllll the way back to 2006, which means that this coming season will be a special anniversary, marking 10 years of observing the annual quality and achievement of the year in film. (If you don’t know about the Muriels, you can check up on that history here.) The voting group, of which I am a proud member, having participated since Year One, has also made its personal nod to film history by always having incorporated 10, 25 and 50-year anniversary awards, saluting what is agreed upon by ballot to be the best films from those anniversaries during each annual voting process.

But more recently, in 2013, Muriels founders Paul Clark and Steven Carlson decided to expand the Muriels purview and further acknowledge the great achievements in international film by instituting The Muriels Hall of Fame. Each year a new group of films of varying number would be voted upon and, »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Overdrive movie review: dumb and dubious

15 August 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… More plot holes than plot, this overly convoluted, deeply stupid Fast and Furious wannabe is crammed with clichés and memorable only when it’s laughable. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Kinda like how John Woo always has doves in his movies, and Steven Spielberg always has lens flare, so shall Colombian director Antonio Negret be known for exploding cars flipping through the air. It’s not a particularly unique visual twitch to embrace, this is true, but he’s not a particularly distinctive sort of filmmaker. His latest, Overdrive, is barely distinguishable from his previous film, 2012’s almost hilariously terrible Transit. Sadly, though, Overdrive is quite distinguishable from the movies it would like to be seen as akin to, the very early Fast and Furious movies (like, the first two »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Blu-ray Review – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

15 August 2017 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2017.

Written and Directed by James Gunn.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of the intergalactic team that was introduced to the cinematic Marvel Comics universe three years ago.

At its heart, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a movie about family. It opens with a young, CGI-ified Kurt Russell on 1980 Earth showing his girlfriend a space plant he has placed in the soil behind a Dairy Queen. If you’re guessing he probably has something to do with the back story of Earthling Peter Quill, leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, you wouldn’t be wrong.

In the present day, the Guardians have been tasked with protecting the powerful batteries »

- Brad Cook

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Actors Almost Cast in Star Wars Movies

10 August 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to the Star Wars movies, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the iconic roles of heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Even the Star Wars prequels most aggressive critics will admit that Ewan McGregor shined as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character fans of the galaxy far, far away first encountered as embodied by the late Sir Alec Guinness. But as with any film, the casting process is, well, a process. And there have been plenty of legendary actors who almost made their way into this galaxy from a long time ago and very far, far away.

Most fans know that Kurt Russell was among the actors considered for the role of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder, Han Solo. He even screen tested with aspiring Luke Skywalker William Katt, who would later star as television's Greatest American Hero. Karen Allen auditioned for Princess Leia, a »

- MovieWeb

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James Franco says Tommy Wiseau approves of The Disaster Artist 99.9 percent

10 August 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Room has been graced with the label of “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” but the ironic thing is the movie about its creation – The Disaster Artist – is being met with standing ovations and scores of cheers. Critics and audiences lucky enough to have seen it have praised it for its sheer hilarity and abundance of heart (much in the style of Tim... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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The 22 Best Feel-Good Movies

9 August 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You’ve had a bad day. You’ve had a bad week. You’ve had a bad month. You’ve had a bad year. And sometimes, you’re not in the mood to watch “the best” films. There’s nothing wrong with Citizen Kane, but if you’re feeling like garbage, it’s probably not the film you want to watch while you’re down in the dumps. Sometimes you not only want a movie that can lift your spirits; you need that movie. With that in mind, we’ve humbly compiled a list of 22 feel-good films to … »

- Collider Staff

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In Defense of Reading Spoilers Religiously

8 August 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Spoiler alert: This article will have spoilers for shows and movies that you should have already seen by now, so get over it. I've never seen Citizen Kane, but I know exactly what "rosebud" means; I knew Bruce Willis was dead the whole time I was watching The Sixth Sense; and I was mentally and emotionally prepared for the Red Wedding long before Catelyn Stark's throat was slit on Game of Thrones. Final confession: I frequently flip to the last page of a book to read the ending. I hate surprises. I religiously seek out spoilers and have since I was a kid. No, I'm not the jerk who posts things on Facebook and ruins your favorite show for you. I do, however, firmly believe that reading spoilers can enhance our viewing and reading experiences tenfold. Don't believe me? There's a method to my so-called madness. Have you ever found »

- Hilary White

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Latest Films by James Franco, Lerman, Nakache, Toledano to Compete at San Sebastian

4 August 2017 5:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The latest movies by U.S. multi-hyphenate James Franco, Argentine Cannes regular Diego Lerman, and Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the duo behind “Untouchables,” the biggest French-language hit ever, will play in San Sebastian‘s main competition this September.

Barbara Albert’s “Mademoiselle Paradis,” Alexandros Avranas’ “Love Me Not,” Matt Porterfield’s “Sollers Point,” Nobuhiro Suwa’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Soldiers. Story from Ferentari,” the feature debut of Serbian Ivana Mladenovic, also make up cut.

All vie for the festival’s top Golden Shell, as will already announced contenders such as festival opener, Wim Wenders’ “Submergence,” plus the Spanish movies “El autor,” by Manuel Martín-Cuenca, Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi’s “Handia” and Antonio Méndez Esparza’s “Life and Nothing More.”

Several of the new international contenders will launch at Toronto’s market or official section before landing in San Sebastian for their European debuts.

That’s the case of James Franco’s comedy-drama »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Twin Peaks Recap: Return of the Queen

31 July 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It took 12 whole episodes, but Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) has finally returned to our television screens.

The Twin Peaks chat rooms, message boards and Twitter feeds have been speculating for years on end about where we would find her and how (Is she in Hollywood? Is she the mysterious billionaire in New York? Is she still in a coma? Was she horribly disfigured in the bank explosion? Is she now running One Eyed Jacks?). But I am fairly certain that no one saw this outcome, this development, this new Audrey.

At first I found it confusing and jarring: that weird guy is Audrey’s husband? »

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Potential ‘Citizen Kane’ & ‘Cat People’ TV Series At Heart Of Rko Lawsuit

26 July 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In this age of endless reboots, reimaginings and revivals, small-screen versions of Citizen Kane and Cat People might offend purists but could make absolute sense to content-hungry programmers – depending on how a new lawsuit against Rko Pictures gets resolved. "Defendants agreed with plaintiffs to pursue this business venture under the banner of 'Rko Television' and the parties undertook substantial performance in furtherance of the venture, but defendants later… »

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Potential ‘Citizen Kane’ & ‘Cat People’ TV Series At Heart Of Rko Lawsuit

26 July 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In this age of endless reboots, reimaginings and revivals, small-screen versions of Citizen Kane and Cat People might offend purists but could make absolute sense to content-hungry programmers – depending on how a new lawsuit against Rko Pictures gets resolved. "Defendants agreed with plaintiffs to pursue this business venture under the banner of 'Rko Television' and the parties undertook substantial performance in furtherance of the venture, but defendants later… »

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'Citizen Kane' TV Reboot Sparks Lawsuit

26 July 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Citizen Kane is widely considered one of the most celebrated and influential films ever made, so rebooting it might be deemed Hollywood blasphemy. 

Despite the challenge of living up to impossibly high standards, producer Keith Patterson set out to remake the iconic film for the small screen — but says his would-be partners abruptly backed out and took the IP rights with them.

He is suing Rko Pictures, which controls the rights to Citizen Kane and other classics, along with its CEO Theodore Hartley and vice chair Mary Beth O'Connor. Patterson says he and the defendants agreed to »

- Ashley Cullins

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The 25 Best Documentaries of the 21st Century, from ‘Amy’ to ‘The Act of Killing’

21 July 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Non-fiction cinema never stops evolving. From the Actualités of the Lumière brothers to the heavily manipulated ethnographic films of the 1920, from the vérité Americans of the Maysles brothers to the man-on-the-street approach popularized by Michael Moore, documentaries have naturally always been more responsive to their times than any other mode of filmmaking.

Not only do they reveal our world to us, but they shape how we view it, and the early years of the 21st century have proven that to be more true than ever before. On one hand, digital technology has infinitely expanded our range of vision, and some of the modern era’s most essential docs have been shot on consumer-grade equipment like iPhones and GoPro cameras. On the other hand, these tools haven’t just granted us new ways of seeing, they’ve also galvanized our desire to look, which in turn has stoked an unprecedented degree »

- David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland and Zack Sharf

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Teaser Trailer for “The Disaster Artist” suggests a laugh riot

18 July 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Among modern day cult films, The Room stands tall. Not since The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a midnight movie captured audience adoration like Tommy Wiseau’s “masterpiece”. Even in Hollywood, it’s an iconic picture. As such, it was never a huge shock that a look at its inception was going to receive the cinematic treatment, especially after an acclaimed book about its making hit shelves. What’s surprising is that A-list talent has surrounded it from top to bottom, including A24 distributing. The Disaster Artist, as it’s known, made waves at SXSW and now has a Teaser Trailer to showcase, well in advance of its December release date. You can see the Teaser below, but first, a dive into Wiseau’s world! For those of you who aren’t aware of the movie in any notable way, here’s a quick little primer. It’s a look »

- Joey Magidson

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The Furniture: The Magnificent Amberson Mansion

10 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

by Daniel Walber 

Much has been written about the making of The Magnificent Ambersons, the conflict between Orson Welles and Rko, Robert Wise’s studio-mandated shorter version, Bernard Herrmann’s refusal of credit, and the loss of much of the original footage. It’s a fascinating story.

However, this column isn’t about that. There remains plenty to celebrate in the version that was released to theaters, 75 years ago today. At the top of that list is the Amberson mansion, a triumph of design that should stand next to Citizen Kane’s Xanadu. It’s like a Victorian ancestor to the great palace of Charles Foster Kane, a previous iteration of wealth’s excesses. But the story of The Magnificent Ambersons is not about a meteoric rise in fortune, »

- Daniel Walber

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"Peyton Place" 60th Anniversary Screening, July 12, L.A.

9 July 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

Mark Robson’s 1957 film Peyton Place celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. The film, which runs 157 minutes, stars Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry More, and Hope Lange.

Please Note: Actress Terry Moore is currently scheduled to appear at the screening as part of a Q & A regarding the film and her career.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

Peyton Place (1957)

60th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, July 12, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Q & A with Co-Star Terry Moore

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 60th anniversary screening of 'Peyton Place,' the smash hit movie version of Grace Metalious’s best-selling novel. The film earned nine top Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Crypt of Curiosities: Boundary-Pushing British Psychological Thrillers of the 1960s

7 July 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it comes to discussing ’60s British horror, most conversations usually begin and end with Hammer’s gothics and their sleazy derivatives. Mind you, it’s not hard to see why—the studio practically revived the genre in the UK during the late ’50s, and competitors would have to be fools to not want to ride their coattails, creating their own bloody (and occasionally brilliant) gothics chock-full of sex and violence. But the ’60s also saw the rise of a different, darker sub-genre—the modern psychological thriller, birthed from Alfred Hitchcock’s visual vocabulary and directors focused less on the supernatural and more on the depths of human cruelty and depravity. These thrillers are violent, sexual, and no stranger to controversy, and on today’s entry of the Crypt of Curiosities, we’ll be looking at three of the best and most noteworthy films.

The first big British thriller of »

- Perry Ruhland

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Ten Legendary Filmmakers Who Have Never Won A Best Director Oscar

5 July 2017 1:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Academy Award, the pinnacle of success in all fields of filmmaking – but you would be surprised at how many famous, and indeed legendary filmmakers there are who have never won an Oscar. Yes, like Leonardo DiCaprio, who, up until 2016 had never received a golden statue (he eventually won for The Revenant after multiple nominatons), these directing legends have not managed to take home the ultimate prize during their careers.

Stanley Kubrick

Despite being a screen filmmaking legend, and being nominated for the likes of Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick never did strike it rich in terms of bagging an Oscar in a career that spanned five decades. He did win an Oscar for special effects though, for the superb 2001: A Space Odyssey all of the way back in 1968. But why didn’t he bag the big one?

Orson Welles »

- Paul Heath

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Ugetsu

1 July 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Ugetsu 

Blu-ray

Criterion

1953 / B&W / 1:33 / Street Date June 6, 2017

Starring: Mitsuko Mito, Masayuki Mori, Kikue Mouri, Sakae Ozawa, Kinuyo Tanaka

Cinematography: Kazuo Miyagawa

Film Editor: Mitsuzô Miyata

Written by Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda

Produced by Masaichi Nagata

Music: Fumio Hayasaka, Tamekichi Mochizuki, Ichirô Saitô

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

In 1941 Orson Welles was busy giving the film industry a hot foot with Citizen Kane, a bullet-train of a movie whose rhythms sprang from the ever accelerating hustle and bustle of contemporary American life. That same year one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers, Kenji Mizoguchi, was taking his sweet time with a four hour samurai epic set 240 years in the past, The 47 Ronin.

The story of a band of loyal soldiers seeking revenge on a corrupt landowner, The 47 Ronin plays out in a precisely measured, ceremonial style, its 241 minutes leading up to the moment when the fierce band of brothers »

- Charlie Largent

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That Time Donald Trump Gave Charles Foster Kane Advice: ‘Get Yourself a Different Woman’ (Video)

29 June 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Citizen Kane” is the story of a massive media mogul turned politician who amassed all the wealth and power in the world, but at the end of the day only craved a childhood pleasure. Sound like anyone we know? Documentarian Errol Morris interviewed Donald Trump for a segment for the Oscars and asked him about Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece, which Trump has previously called his favorite movie. But Trump’s answer makes Morris think Trump may have missed the point. “I asked him explicitly, ‘Do you have any advice for Charles Foster Kane?'” Morris told TheWrap. “He says, ‘Yes, »

- Brian Welk

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