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I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a minor announcement made recently that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s upcoming installment to the Halloween franchise. While the majority of the response has been positive, there have been some concerns, such as the need to once again retcon the series to resurrect Laurie Strode as well as the usual skepticism about the need for another Halloween movie. While I understand these concerns, I do have a retort: they’re bringing back Jamie Lee freaking Curtis.
This woman is the highlight of anything she’s in, be it one of her many turns in horror flicks, starring roles in big-budget action movies like True Lies, or even just a guest spot on New Girl. I’d slap down ten bucks to watch this woman fold laundry. And I have to say, »
- Bryan Christopher
Marty Melville, an itinerant collector of arcane movie ephemera, wandered the wilderness of the internet lo these many years till one day he vanished with little but a geiger counter and an empty bottle of Blatz to mark his exit. Now he’s back among friends at Trailers From Hell. As you’ll see, all he needs is a good ad mat and he’ll be a happy spelunker. We hope you enjoy the humble results of his pursuits.
This week, a look at a few of Hitchcock’s opening days.
Rebecca – Thursday, March 28, 1940 / Foreign Correspondent – Tuesday, August 27, 1940
Shadow of a Doubt – January 12, 1943 / Notorious – Thursday, August 15, 1946
Tuesday, May 15, 1956 / Vertigo – Wednesday, May 28, 1958 (with some vampire movie hogging the limelight)
North By Northwest – Thursday, August 6, 1959 / Psycho – Thursday, June 16, 1960
- Marty Melville
You can now own the “Master of Suspense” in plastic form. Appearing at the ongoing New York Comic-Con is the first look at ReAction’s new Halloween line, which includes this magnificent throwback Alfred Hitchcock figurine. Turn him to his side and celebrate his films that include Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, Strangers on a Train, and […] »
- Brad Miska
Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIEWINGThe second arresting trailer has arrived for Yorgos Lanthimos' latest, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, his second English language film, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. Read review of the film from the Cannes Film Festival here.We admired Alex Garland's feature debut, Ex Machina, and interviewed its product designer. Hence why we're all the more excited for his forthcoming deep dive into sci-fi, Annihilation, adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's wonderfully eerie novel.The first look at Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberland and shot by the legendary Vittorio Storaro. Finally, the trailer for Ryusuke Hamaguchi's luminous melodrama Happy Hour. Read our rave review from our coverage of the Locarno Festival in 2015.Paul Thomas Anderson's collaboration with Haim continues with yet another breathlessly staged and lensed music video. »
American Horror Story‘s titular Cult is down a member after Tuesday’s episode, though a surprising(ish) addition has emerged to take their place.
RelatedLast Week’s Cult Recap: Blue-Haired Man Group
The roster-changing episode begins with Bob and Beverly — whose names, in any other context, would sound like the title of an old-school sitcom — arguing over her sensationalized reporting of the serial killings. (To be fair, her latest news package does feel like one of The Soup‘s classic Inside Edition parodies.) Beverly attempts to save her job by reminding Bob that she knows he was boning Serena before she died (Rip, »
Happy October, boils and ghouls! Now that our favorite month has officially kicked off, that means many of us are putting together a list of must-watch movies to get into the Halloween spirit. With that in mind, this writer has once again pulled together a varied list of 31 (well, technically more than 31, but who can resist cheating a bit when it comes to horror movies?) films that are currently streaming on Netflix that should undoubtedly get you primed for the big day on October 31st.
It’s worth noting that several great titles not included on this list are making their way to Netflix during October that would also make for great Scary Movie Month additions, including Cult of Chucky on 10/3, Raw on 10/4, and the Stephen King adaptation 1922 on 10/20, with season 2 of Stranger Things kicking off on 10/27.
Happy viewing, everyone, and look for more Halloween-related articles coming your way all month long, »
- Heather Wixson
Brian DePalma has always come under the gun of the Movie Police, whether it’s for charges of Hitchcock “homages” or misogynistic attitudes towards his female characters. Well round up the paddy wagons for Body Double (1984), the clever thriller that mixes Vertigo, Rear Window, and the adult film industry into one heady stew that audiences took a hard pass on at the time. Maybe it was too classy?
Released in late October by Columbia Pictures, Body Double returned less than its $10 million budget and garnered the same mixed reviews that followed DePalma around for most of his career. (For those keeping count, Ebert gave it a three and a half star review; did his appreciation of the female form inform his opinion? Discuss amongst yourselves.) Regardless of its box office demise, Body Double lives on as one of DePalma’s cleverest magic tricks, a cinematic sleight of hand gussied up in fishnets and mirrored ceilings. »
- Scott Drebit
Two small-town nobodies who get cheap thrills from car dash-cam videos lay eyes on more than they can handle in “The Great Buddha+,” a mordant black comedy that’s a digital-era homage to “Rear Window.” Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-dp Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers mixed with satire on parochial politics is convulsively funny yet uncompromisingly bleak, bridging art with entertainment. Arguably the best film to emerge from a year of exciting resurgence in Taiwan, which hasn’t produced an independent film that addresses themes both local and global in some time, “Buddha” swept the board at the Taipei Film Awards, and should be blessed with numerous festival invitations.
A documentary filmmaker with several awards under his belt, Huang caught the eye of auteur Chung Mong-hong (“Godspeed,” “Soul”) with his first fiction short, after which Chung offered to produce as well as shoot a feature-length »
- Maggie Lee
Writer’s block as a theme has given us subversive movies like Barton Fink and Adaptation, films that visualize creative impasse through contorted narratives and stylized cinema. The Motive (El Autor), a smart Spanish comedy from director Manuel Martín Cuenca, doesn’t get close in quality to those stand-out films, but in echoing Deconstructing Harry or Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, it deftly shows that the dividing line between fact and fiction has always been blurred.
Javier Gutiérrez is Álvaro, a notary in the southern Spanish city of Seville and a wannabe novelist who elevates his hum-drum life for years at a creative writing evening class where his amateurish writing is given short shrift by his irascible tutor (a great Antonio de la Torre).
His life is quickly overturned when his wife Amanda’s (Maríá León) debut novel becomes an overnight hit on the best-seller lists, and his ambitions »
- The Film Stage
Full credit where “It” is due: Currently standing at $266 million through its third weekend, “It” is a stunning success and boosted a domestic box office in serious crisis. A reasonable estimate, if somewhat conservative, is a domestic gross around $325 million.
All this, from a September horror film made for $35 million? That’s a stunning performance. And it’s by far the best-performing Stephen King adaptation. But it’s far from the top horror movie in history.
At $325 million, here’s where “It” will stand in adjusted totals:
Horror films The Exorcist (1973) – $983 million The Sixth Sense (1999) – $512 million House of Wax (1953) – $449 million Psycho (1960) – $379 million Signs (2002) – $345 million It (2017) – $325 million (projected)
“House of Wax” was by far the biggest 3D hit in that technique’s first wave. “The Exorcist” is the ninth biggest-grossing of the post-silent era and a social phenomenon in its time. M. Night Shyamalan’s films both had high-end casts and »
- Tom Brueggemann
With the return of Fear The Walking Dead right around the corner and The Walking Dead Season 8 not far behind, The Walking Dead ’Cast team has a lot of living dead news to dive into on the latest episode of their podcast, which also includes an in-depth discussion on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.
From The Walking Dead ’Cast: "Tons of Walking Dead news in this ep, and Karen and I had a lot of fun getting back to podcasting basics this week, so you should listen even if you don't care about Alfred Hitchcock movies.
If you appreciate what we do and want to help support us and keep all this going, please check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/jasonandkaren. Some awesome rewards at all levels!
If you’d like to give us a call, you can call us at (650) 485-3323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can »
- Derek Anderson
Tom Jolliffe on the power of a top director…
We’ve all seen great directors deliver complex films, perhaps sprawling with ideas and scope. Perhaps an engrossing retelling of an event in history. A director like Christopher Nolan has spent almost his entire career on weaving complex and intricately stranded high concept films. It takes a good director to do the films he does. No question.
By the same token, there’s a big difference between a great director and a functional director. I think that can often be best illustrated in a film with a simple concept. Take a film for example, which in the context of a directors CV is fairly lithe. A lot of great directors have at least one in their filmography. In the case of Steven Spielberg’s Duel, it was the film that first brought him to attention. The film runs on the ruthlessly »
- Amie Cranswick
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
A recent article (based on a very unscientific poll) argued that millennials don’t really care about old movies. Maybe that’s true, and maybe it isn’t, but the fact remains that many people disregard classic cinema on principle. These people are missing out, but it only takes one film — the right film — to change their minds and forever alter their viewing habits.
This week’s question: What is one classic film you would recommend to someone who doesn’t watch them?
Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker), Hello Beautiful, /Film, Thrillist, etc
“Rebel Without a Cause.” I’ll out myself by saying that I’ve only recently seen this film »
- David Ehrlich
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
• My New Plaid Pants a special edition of 'do dump or marry' with Hitchcock classic Rear Window on its 63rd birthday
• Gothamist exciting news for library card holders in La and NYC -- your public library card actually grants you access to Tons of Criterion Collection streaming titles. Here's how to access them
• Oh My Disney some of the Disney Princess movies are coming back to movie theaters in September and October. Yasqueen... I mean, Yasprincesses. I'm most excited to see Mulan onscreen again because I barely remember it. Seems way too early to revive Moana though.
• EW celebrates the return of Will & Grace with a photoshoot
• Remezcla is the new Chilean film Hazlo »
- NATHANIEL R
By Jeremy Carr
Alfred Hitchcock may have directed The Paradine Case, the 1947 adaptation of Robert Smythe Hichens’ 1933 novel, but the film is most clearly a David O. Selznick production. It was his coveted property, he wrote the screenplay (with contributions from Alma Reville, James Bridie, and an uncredited Ben Hecht), and the movie itself discloses far more of its producer’s temperament than it does its director’s. The Paradine Case was, in fact, the last film made by the British-born master as part of his seven-year contract with Selznick, and by most accounts, Hitchcock’s heart just wasn’t in it. Unfortunately, it shows.
But this is no slipshod motion picture. Selznick spared no expense—the completed film cost almost as much as Gone with the Wind—and the entire project is built on quality and class. Set in London, in “the recent past,” The Paradine Case stars an »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
You’re not just watching a movie, you’re also watching yourself.
The article How Hitchcock Makes Voyeurs of the Audience in ‘Rear Window’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- H. Perry Horton
What a great sales hook — a feature film with a Bernard Herrmann music score that we hadn’t heard of. And one of the writers was Martin Scorsese, before Boxcar Bertha and Mean Streets! But wait, it isn’t as simple as that. The new release is more than a little confusing. Its own ad copy first calls this Dutch production ‘obscure,’ and not four sentences later describes it as a ‘classic exploitation film.’
Blu-ray + DVD
1969 / Color / 1:37 flat full frame (should be widescreen) / 91 min. / Bezeten – Het gat in de muur / Street Date May 9, 2017 / 34.95
Starring: Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler, Tom van Beek, Donald Jones, Elisabeth Versluys, Marijke Boonstra, Vibeke, Michael Krebs, Hasmig Terveen, Fons Rademakers, Victoria Naelin, Adrian Brine, Sara Heyblom.
Film Editor: Henri Rust
Original Music: Bernard Herrmann
Produced by Pim de la Parra, »
- Glenn Erickson
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. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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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