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Edgar Wright Has Never Seen These Movies, Pair Them Up For Four Nights In Los Angeles

18 October 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Edgar Wright's latest epic project [1] has him partnering with Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Bill Hader, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Greg Mottola, Harry Knowles, Rian Johnson and, probably, several of you. Like all of us, Wright has a bunch of classic and cult films he's never seen. Unlike all of us, he has the means to see them for the first time on the big screen and will do just that in December [2] at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles during Films Edgar Has Never Seen. The director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World asked both his famous friends (some of which are listed above) and fans to send in their personal must see lists and, from those titles, Wright came up with one mega list from which he'll pick a few movies to watch December 9-16. After the jump check »

- Germain Lussier

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Eve Brent Dies: Jane in two Gordon Scott Tarzan Movies, Cate Blanchett's Grandmother in Benjamin Button

5 September 2011 6:06 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eve Brent, best remembered for playing Jane twice opposite Gordon Scott's Tarzan, died August 27 of "natural causes" at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, Calif. She was either 81 or 82. Initially billed as either Jean Lewis or Jean Ann Lewis, Eve Brent's show business career in films and on television lasted nearly six decades. The Houston-born actress appeared in about three dozen movies, ranging from a small part in Bruno VeSota's crime drama Female Jungle (1955), featuring Lawrence Tierney and Jayne Mansfield, to playing Cate Blanchett's grandmother in David Fincher's Oscar nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Almost invariably in small supporting roles or bit parts, Brent could also be seen in the Jean Simmons vehicle The Happy Ending (1969), George Seaton's all-star blockbuster Airport (1970), the Charles Bronson Western The White Buffalo (1976), Frank Darabont's 1999 Best Picture Oscar nominee The Green Mile ("a lovely experience, »

- Andre Soares

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Actress Brent Dies

5 September 2011 5:01 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Eve Brent has died at the age of 82.

The Green Mile star, who was born Jean Ewers, passed away on 27 August of natural causes at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brent broke into the industry in the 1950s, starring in a number of TV shows and commercials, before rising to fame in films including Gun Girls and Journey To Freedom.

She then went on to play iconic character Jane in 1956's Tarzan's Fight For Life and changed her name to Eve Brent after starring in Samuel Fuller's 1977 western Forty Guns.

She won a Best Supporting Actress Saturn Award in 1980 for her role in Fade To Black and starred in 1999's The Green Mile, 2004's Garfield and 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Brent also had bit-parts in TV shows including Scrubs and Roswell High.

She is survived by her son, Jack Lewis. »

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New at Tfh: Joe Dante on Verboten

1 June 2011 11:17 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Joe Dante speaks well of Samuel Fuller and declares it Verboten! to do otherwise.

Once again Samuel Fuller uses the skimpiest of budgets as a tool to contrast reality with artifice. A long cherished project for the director, this German-set postwar drama was the last Rko picture, and has been out of circulation for years until its recent Warner Archive dvd release.

 

Check out the trailer commentary and then keep reading for some bonus annotations.

Let’s talk about Samuel Fuller for a moment, shall we? Or, more importantly, let’s let Samuel Fuller talk about Sam Fuller (in the context of his film Pickup on South Street):

How can you not love a cigar-chomping guy like that? And then to look a the movies he made is something unto itself. His films have verve and impact and, despite their b-picture nature, are never just blank programmers; they’re fully always alive. »

- Danny

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #305: Enter the Void and The King’s Speech

31 January 2011 12:44 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

0:00 - Intro 7:15 - Headlines: 2011 Oscar Nominees, Kevin Smith to Self-Distribute Red State, Henry Cavill is Superman 25:55 - Review: Enter the Void 54:15 - Review: The King's Speech 1:22:10 - Trailer Trash: Jackass 3.5 1:25:25 - Other Stuff We Watched: Don’t You Forget About Me, Forty Guns, The Visitor, Il Mercenario, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, Muhammad and Larry, The One Armed Executioner, Nostalgia for the Light, The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Buffalo 66, Talhotblond 2:07:40 - Junk Mail: Mixing DVD and Blu-ray, Combining Collections with a Roommate/Spouse, Alphabetizing Rules for DVDs, Name That Movie, German Movies, Morgan Spurlock, Female Directors, Us Comedian Equivalent of Ricky Gervais, Why Film Podcasts are Poorly Informed 2:49:40 - This Week's DVD Releases 2:52:00 - Outro » Download the MP3 (80 Mb) [1] » View the show »

- Sean

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Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss Blu Ray Review

28 January 2011 10:10 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

By the time Samuel Fuller had made his first film, he'd been a copy boy, fought in the second world war, written a number of pulp novels and screenplays and worked as a crime reporter. His directorial debut, I Shot Jesse James [1] (1949), was already informed by a lifetime's worth of real world experience. His films are personal -- even autobiographical -- and his storytelling is aggressive. His themes are often presented in an austere nature and his imagery can be heavy handed (White Dog [2]), but his earnestness leaves me smiling rather than cringing. It makes sense that Criterion would re-release two Samuel Fuller classics, The Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor, on the same day with matching cover artwork (provided by Ghost World author/illustrator Daniel Clowes). The films share a deep rooted pulp narrative that examines two of cinema's most prototypical social outcasts: hookers and schitzos. The Naked Kiss Directed »

- Jay C.

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