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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Warner Home Video
In the drama movie, Leigh plays Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella (Kim Hunter, Planet of the Apes) and her brutish husband Stanley (Brando). Stanley torments Blanche, especially when one of his friends (Karl Malden, The Cincinnati Kid) is attracted to her.
Nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards, A Streetcar Named Desire won statues for supporting actor Malden, supporting actress Hunter, leading actress Leigh and art direction. Although Brando didn’t win for his role, his performance is considered one of his best.
Rated PG, the »
There's a truck jacking involving a shooting and there's blood found on a container. Stella (Melina Kanakaredes) can't wait to get her jokes in, "That's gonna need a bit more than a bag and tag." They call Hawkes (Hill Harper) out of the morgue once more and Mac (Gary Sinise) suggests he brings a spatula, which he does. Part of the Db has been found. Kevin Harrington, (Mark Sheppard) the foreman says they can't shut the port down. Tod was within the past 4 hours. Mac tracks the databases and the computer shows where the container was during the last 12 hours. The rest of the Db is found under another container. The Me is in charge of the body. So obvious who the killer is here cos he's in charge and so knows all the ins and outs of the port and what to hide where.. A dead woman is found »
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Most actors wouldn't threaten their relationship with one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. Then again, Nick Nolte isn't like most actors. In the January issue of GQ, the 70-year-old star recalls a rather unfortunate experience at the 1999 Academy Awards with Martin Scorsese. During the ceremony, Scorsese and Robert De Niro -- who Nolte had previously worked with on 'Cape Fear' -- presented an honorary award to filmmaker Elia Kazan. Some in the audience would not applaud for Kazan, because -- in addition to directing films such as 'On the Waterfront' -- Elia also "named names" during the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. One of the people who held their applause was Nolte.
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- Moviefone Staff
Eva Marie Saint, Tippi Hedren, Ernest Borgnine, Norman Jewison, Robert Osborne, and Ben Mankiewicz are some of the TCM Cruise passengers shown in the picture above. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) The group pic was posted on TCM's Twitter page. Eva Marie Saint won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954). Her other film credits include Fred Zinnemann's A Hatful of Rain (1957), Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959), Otto Preminger's Exodus (1960). Ernest Borgnine won a Best Actor Oscar for Delbert Mann's Marty (1955). Borgnine's other movies include Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953), Richard Brooks' The Catered Affair (1956), and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). Tippi Hedren was an Alfred Hitchcock discovery. Her movies include The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). She is the mother of Melanie Griffith. Norman Jewison has been nominated for three Best Director Academy Awards: In the Heat of the Night, »
- Andre Soares
 Some 16 years after they wowed critics and audiences alike with the serial killer pic Se7en, director David Fincher is set to reunite with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. But those hoping for another dark, twisted thriller probably shouldn't hold their breaths -- the project they'll be collaborating on is Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which Fincher has been attached to since last year . Inspired (but not too closely ) by the classic Jules Verne tale, the 3D adventure centers around the determined Captain Nemo of the Nautilus, marine biologist Pierre Aronnax, and harpoonist Ned Land. Or at least it did in its last draft. More details after the jump. Walker is just the latest of several writers who've worked on the script. Contagion scribe Scott Z. Burns was the last to take a crack at it, and Michael Chabon and Randall Wallace have both worked on it in the past as well. »
- Angie Han
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When I first saw it, I was 19 years old; it was at the Screen on the Hill cinema in North London, now renamed the Everyman Belsize Park. When it was all over, I felt exhausted, but also possessed of a strange need to scream, or laugh, or run all the way home, or pick up parked cars and flip them over. The film was Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull – or, to give it the title that appeared on screen, RagingBull; it was run together, like GoodFellas.
- Peter Bradshaw
Fan of computer animation? Fan of vampire horror? Then you've come to the right place. The new short film Raven's Hollow is now available for viewing right here on Dread Central. If you're interested in some impressive CGI, come on in and take a peek.
Running right around 11 minutes long, Raven's Hollow is a really cool animated vampire story. Click now, and check it out!
Billy; his sister, Lisa; and her boyfriend, Mike, spend Halloween at the drive-in after trick or treating. When Billy threatens to walk home through a dark cornfield, Mike tells him a legend of Old Farmer Blood, who is said to have seeded his field with the blood of murder victims. When Billy disbelieves, Mike leads the trio into a nightmare of unrelenting terror.
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- Doctor Gash
Barbara Loden's 1970 road movie about a housewife who goes on the run has been saved from the scrapheap and restored
Barbara Loden's life story is a scriptwriter's dream. A poverty stricken childhood, which she escaped first via modelling, then television and Hollywood stardom. Tempestuous marriage to On the Waterfront director Elia Kazan during which in 1970 she wrote, starred in and directed the movie Wanda. Finally, there was the fight to follow up on her impressive directorial debut, cruelly denied when she died 10 years later aged just 48, at precisely the time her remarkable film was finally gaining long overdue recognition.
Wanda's reputation continues to grow and perhaps the key to its deep resonance, which BFI London film festival audiences can experience at two rare screenings this month, is that its source is so personal to Loden.
Her extraordinary performance as the acquiescent and emotionally blank Wanda is part »
- Tony Paley
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Matthew Broderick sat down with Alec Baldwin for an hour-long discussion at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Saturday night, and when the chat turned to Hollywood icon Marlon Brando -- who starred with Broderick in 'The Freshman' -- the 'Ferris Bueller' star offered a fairly surprising anecdote about Brando's extremely high standards. "I said, 'Do you see dailies, Marlon?' 'I don't like to watch myself on film. My one time, I saw some footage and I was not happy with it, and it upset the director. So I choose not to go from now on.'" Naturally, Broderick was curious. "I said, 'Well, which film did you go to that you didn't like?' And he said, 'On the Waterfront.'" Zing! If Brando was unhappy with 'On the Waterfront,' he hopefully avoided 'The Island of Dr. Moreau.' [Movieline]
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- Christopher Rosen
Graphic murders meet 70s Italian chic, in a film that exemplifies the Giallo horror genre that become so popular under the helm of director Dario Argento, amongst others. The Cat O’Nine Tails is released on Monday for the first time on Blu-ray, read on for our review…
The Cat ‘O Nine Tails, Dario Argento’s second feature as director, stars James Franciscus (Beneath the Planet of the Apes; The Valley of Gwangi), Karl Malden (On the Waterfront; A Streetcar Named Desire) and French actress and singer Catherine Spaak (Hotel, La Ronde) in a classic Giallo tale that begins when a break in at a genetics lab leads to a spiralling vortex of bloody murder. Strange circumstances surrounding the crime pique the interest of a journalist (Franciscus) and a blind crossword compiler (Malden) whose sharp ears have overheard talks of blackmail. However, all those assisting the would-be investigators in their »
- Stuart Cummins
The Fantastic Fest program guide’s description for the film ‘The Day’, immediately introduces the film’s director, Doug Aarniokowski, as “Robert Rodriguez’s prodigiously talented protégé”. If there is anything I hate to hear before seeing a film or listening to an album, it’s this exact type of selling point. It almost implies that because a person has been sort of taken in as an apprentice for an artist, that they automatically acquire that person’s talent like some twisted art school Highlander. Phrases like that are used a lot in today’s market, and it’s use here caused me to enter the premiere of The Day with a tad bit of unfairly attributed animosity.
Aarniokowski’s film details a 24 hour span in the life of 5 sorry souls, who must strive to stay alive in the unrelentingly harsh conditions of the post-apocalyptic world in which this film takes place. »
- Ty Cooper
This incoherent cry of pain from America's blue-collar class is set in the adjacent Pennsylvania and New Jersey stamping grounds of those two mumbling pugilistic contenders, Rocky Balboa and Terry Malloy, and is a topical mélange of Rocky, On the Waterfront, The Wrestler and The Fighter. Two Irish-American brothers from Pittsburgh, alienated from their alcoholic, wife-beating father (Nick Nolte) and from each other, are forced for different reasons to enter a murderous Mma (mixed martial arts) contest being staged in Atlantic City for a $5m winner-takes-all purse. Tommy (Tom Hardy), a marine corps hero and sole survivor of a devastating battery of friendly fire in Iraq, wants the money for the wife of a dead comrade. Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a high-school physics teacher, has been left penniless by his daughter's medical bills, and without the purse will have his home repossessed. It's a crude, populist epic that makes the audience »
- Philip French
When, in 1934, Jean Vigo died of tuberculosis, he was only 29, "a neglected figure at the margins of the industry who had seen one of his films (Zéro de Conduite) banned by the French authorities and another (L'Atalante) recut and retitled by its producer." Dennis Lim in the Los Angeles Times: "Vigo lends himself to romanticization, and not just because of his tragic early death and the aura of unfulfilled promise. He led a brief but colorful life as a fellow traveler of the French surrealists and the son of a well-known anarchist who was apparently murdered in prison. Vigo's first film, the silent, 23-minute À Propos de Nice (On the Subject of Nice), part of the 'city symphony' genre that flourished in the 1920s, confirmed that the young Jean was very much his father's son…. All of Vigo's films were shot by Boris Kaufman, brother of the Soviet film pioneer »
Fuller describes his new take as "...'Modern Family' meets 'True Blood'..."
The original 1960's sitcom depicting the home life of a family of Universal Studio monsters, was created by Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, starring dramatic actor Fred Gwynne ("On The Waterfront") as good-natured Frankenstein's Monster 'Herman Munster' and Yvonne De Carlo as his vampiric, loving wife, 'Lily'.
The idea of a family of comical monsters was first suggested to Universal Studios in the late 1940's by animator Bob Clampett ("Merrie Melodies", "Beany and Cecil") who wanted to produce a series of cartoons.
The project didn't see development until the early 1960's, when a treatment for a similar idea was submitted to Universal Studios by "Rocky & Bullwinkle" writers Burns and Hayward. This format was later handed to writers Norm Liebman and Ed Haas, »
- Michael Stevens
Chicago – Diabolical twins, obsessed journalists and jail-breaking thugs are heading their way to the Music Box Theatre. The Film Noir Foundation’s third installment of “Noir City: Chicago” features no less than sixteen restored 35mm prints of must-see cinematic rarities. Ten of these noir classics have yet to land a DVD release, thus making this festival all the more essential for local cinephiles.
The week-long festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 12, and includes criminally overlooked performances from Hollywood legends such as Humphrey Bogart, Anne Bancroft, Barbara Stanwyck, Olivia de Havilland, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters and Burt Lancaster. Acclaimed noir historians Alan K. Rode (“Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy”) and Foster Hirsch (“Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir”) will be presenting the pictures while offering their wealth of historical and filmic insight.
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Chicago – Along with sixteen restored 35mm prints of overlooked cinematic gems, the Music Box Theatre’s third installment of “Noir City: Chicago” brings two renowned film historians to the Windy City: Alan K. Rode and Foster Hirsch. Both men serve on the board of directors of the Film Noir Foundation, a non-profit corporation aiming to restore rare noir classics for future generations.
In addition to serving as the co-programmer and co-host of the annual Noir City Hollywood film festival, Rode is also the charter director and treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation as well as the producer, programmer and host of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California. He garnered acclaim for his book, “Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy,” which followed the titular prolific actor through the rise and fall of the studio system. His latest book, “Michael Curtiz: A Man for All Movies, »
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Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando Movies on TCM: The Wild One, Julius Caesar, The Chase Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am The Fugitive Kind (1960) A drifter ignites passions among the women of a Mississippi town. Dir: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward. Bw-121 mins, Letterbox Format 8:15 Am Julius Caesar (1953) An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's classic about Julius Caesar's assassination and its aftermath. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: John Doucette, George Macready, Michael Pate. Bw-121 mins. 10:30 Am The Chase (1966) A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown. Dir: Arthur Penn. Cast: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford. C-133 mins, Letterbox Format 1:00 Pm Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man. Dir: John Huston. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith. C-109 mins, Letterbox Format 3:00 Pm Teahouse Of The »
- Andre Soares
Marlon Brando is the first star in the 2011 edition of Turner Classic Movies' annual Summer Under the Stars series, which kicks off August 1. [Marlon Brando Movie Schedule.] Unfortunately, none of the 11 scheduled Marlon Brando movies is a TCM premiere; in fact, nearly all of them were shown on Brando Day three years ago. In other words, don't expect The Island of Dr. Moreau, Morituri, A Bedtime Story, Burn!, A Dry White Season, or The Appaloosa. And certainly no frolicking with Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris. That's too bad. But then again, those who would like to check out Julius Caesar for the 118th time will be able to do so. And perhaps they won't be sorry, as this great-looking Joseph L. Mankiewicz effort remains one of the best-liked film adaptations of a Shakespeare play. Those not into Shakespeare can take a look at The Fugitive Kind and A Streetcar Named Desire, both from Tennessee Williams' plays. »
- Andre Soares
I know that many of you who read GeekTyrant are interested in becoming future filmmakers, which is awesome! It should come as no surprise to you that since I run a movie blog that I too would like to get into the business of making movies.
The Hollywood Reporter has come up with their list of 25 best film schools with basic details for each one. For those of you wanting to study the art of filmmaking, and wondering what the best schools for this are then this list should come in handy. Check out the full list below, and tell us what you think!
1. American Film Institute
Among the most selective film schools in America, AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles offers a two-year conservatory program where students specialize in fields including directing, producing and writing, often coming to the institute after working in the »
They come sporadically, but are instantly identifiable: Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, Samuel L. Jackson in Jungle Fever. Roles that launch actors into the upper echelons of master thespians, roles that reward the audience with the sense of seeing something terribly unique and profound, roles that could have only been played by one person to create such stunning results. And for David Thewlis — who'd been acting on screen since 1985 — it was Mike Leigh's 1993 Naked that gave him such a role, a role that made much of the world stand up and notice. Our review of Naked on Blu-ray follows after the jump. Leaving Manchester in a stolen car under the threat of violence, Johnny (Thewlis) goes to visit the home of ex-girlfriend Louise (Lesley Sharp). With Louise not home he makes the acquaintance of her flatmate Sophie (Katrin Cartlidge), and the two quickly seduce each other. »
- Andre Dellamorte
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