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Some Oscar Surprises Still Puzzle Awards-Watchers

18 December 2014 10:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Carping at surprise best picture contenders is a favorite indoor sport among many Oscar mavens. (Confidently handicapping the field and getting picks wrong is their second favorite.)

Some controversies have legs that lasted decades. 1968 outrage over the muscled-out “2001: A Space Odyssey” may even be greater now that the Kubrick epic’s legendary status is sealed. Jaws still drop to discover “North by Northwest” was edged out by “The Nun’s Story” and “African Queen” was pushed aside for “Quo Vadis.”

“Huh?” moments — as in, “They named ‘Ivanhoe’ instead of ‘Singin’ in the Rain?’ ” — are legion, although that bizarre turn of events in 1952, when Robert Taylor’s medieval muddle knocked out Gene Kelly’s timeless tuner, remains a low-water mark for many veteran Oscar watchers.

For instance, fluff like 1935’s “Naughty Marietta” routinely contended with enduring classics. When “Three Smart Girls” (1936) is given a shot at the top trophy, no »

- Bob Verini

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DC Comics releases incredible movie-inspired March 2015 variant covers

15 December 2014 9:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

DC Comics is taking inspiration from the silver screen for its March 2015 superhero lineup - launching 22 variant covers that pay homage to iconic movie posters from the past 75 years.

Everything from Gone with the Wind to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Magic Mike and The Fugitive find themselves mashed up with the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and more.

All of the special edition covers are viewable below, and scroll down further for a complete reference list if you're struggling to identify the comic with the movie poster.

View the complete list of comic book covers, with artists and film companion, below:

Action Comics #40 inspired by Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, with cover art by Joe QuinonesAquaman #40 inspired by Free Willy, with cover art by Richard HorieBatgirl #40 inspired by Purple Rain, with cover art by Cliff ChiangBatman #40 inspired by The Mask, with cover art by Dave JohnsonBatman & Robin #40 inspired by Harry Potter, »

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Changing reality, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

15 December 2014 6:48 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Captive director Atom Egoyan with Anne-Katrin Titze in New York Photo: Nina Baron

Atom Egoyan's intense abduction thriller The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos with Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, takes us to a wintry Niagara Falls and into the clutches of a hellish circle of internet predators. A house straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest turns out to be Marquis de Sade's chateau with Mozart's Magic Flute filling the icy air.

At the Crosby Street Hotel, I started with greetings from Alessandro Nivola, who is starring on Broadway with Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man. Atom and I went on to discuss the link to The Sweet Hereafter, fairy tales, Greek mythology, Cornwall and shifting perception, and ended up at Die Walküre and Remember.

Kevin Durand as Mika: "There's a charge, there's »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Comics: DC's March 2015 Variant Covers Take Us To The Movies

12 December 2014 7:57 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The covers come courtesy of Screenrant, /Film, IGN, and Hitfix. We've only posted a few of the best here, but you can see all 22 at the link at the bottom of the page. Here's a full list of the covers, along with the movie posters that inspired them: Action Comics #40 inspired by Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, with cover art by Joe Quinones Aquaman #40 inspired by Free Willy, with cover art by Richard Horie Batgirl #40 inspired by Purple Rain, with cover art by Cliff Chiang Batman #40 inspired by The Mask, with cover art by Dave Johnson Batman & Robin #40 inspired by Harry Potter, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards Batman/Superman #20 inspired by The Fugitive, with cover art by Tony Harris Catwoman #40 inspired by Bullitt, with cover art by Dave Johnson Detective Comics #40 inspired by The Matrix, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze Flash #40 inspired by North By Northwest, with cover »

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Comics: DC's March 2015 Variant Covers Take Us To The Movies

12 December 2014 7:57 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The covers come courtesy of Screenrant, /Film, IGN, and Hitfix. We've only posted a few of the best here, but you can see all 22 at the link at the bottom of the page. Here's a full list of the covers, along with the movie posters that inspired them: Action Comics #40 inspired by Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, with cover art by Joe Quinones Aquaman #40 inspired by Free Willy, with cover art by Richard Horie Batgirl #40 inspired by Purple Rain, with cover art by Cliff Chiang Batman #40 inspired by The Mask, with cover art by Dave Johnson Batman & Robin #40 inspired by Harry Potter, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards Batman/Superman #20 inspired by The Fugitive, with cover art by Tony Harris Catwoman #40 inspired by Bullitt, with cover art by Dave Johnson Detective Comics #40 inspired by The Matrix, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze Flash #40 inspired by North By Northwest, with cover »

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Best 'Bones' Quotes from 'The 200th in the 10th'

12 December 2014 12:25 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

The highly celebrated 200th episode of ?Bones? is a farcical romp reminiscent of the cinematography and aesthetic of Hitchcock?s North by Northwest and the chemistry-ridden repartee of McTiernan?s The Thomas Crown Affair during which, Brennan is reimagined as an officer with the Lapd while Booth is one of the best jewel thieves in the business. All other Bones universe personalities are repurposed as maids, photojournalists, lounge singers, destitute playboys, waiters, museum paleontologists, getaway pilots and secretaries in a dreamscape dramedy that serves as a love letter from the Bones fairies to their 17 million fans worldwide who have stuck by them through a decade of love and loyalty. Here are our favorite moments from the momentous event.

For more on what happened check out the recap, Bones 200th Episode and Mid-Season Finale Recap: Brennan and Booth Shine as Hollywood Royalty. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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DC Comics Unveils 4 Movie Themed Variant Cover Illustrations

12 December 2014 10:52 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

DC Comics has released four great variant covers that feature art inspired by the movie posters for Warner Bros. films. This is all part of a bigger plan from the comic publisher in which every month they will have a theme for variant covers that will be created and released. The month of March in 2015 will focus on the movies of WB, and the four covers you see here are the first of many to come. They were based on the movies 300, Harry Potter, The Fugitive, and Super Fly

Batman & Robin #40 inspired by Harry Potter, with cover art by Tommy Lee EdwardsBATMAN/Superman #20 inspired by The Fugitive, with cover art by Tony HarrisSUPERMAN #40 inspired by Super Fly, with cover art by Dave JohnsonWONDER Woman #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

There are a lot more coming upcoming covers, and I've included a list of them below. Thanks to /Film, »

- Joey Paur

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Bones' 200th Episode: Was It a Technicolor Dream? — Plus: The Series' Stars Dish About the Best Moments

11 December 2014 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well, that was a beauty.

Bones unveiled its 1950s-set, Hitchcock-inspired 200th episode on Thursday night, and the combination of old Hollywood glamour and intrigue was simply stunning.

Related Bones Boss: Emily Deschanel’s Pregnancy Will Be Written into Show

Somehow, director David Boreanaz was able to replicate the classic look of films like North by Northwest, kicking things off with an unusually quiet, picturesque sequence of jewel thief Booth and detective Brennan driving along the highway.

There were also lots of treats for longtime fans as the actors took on new characters — Pelant as a waiter! Aldo as an antagonistic Interpol officer! »

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Watch: Saul Bass' Far Out 30-Minute Sci-Fi Short Film 'Quest'

10 December 2014 2:43 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A less publicly appreciated (and comparatively unknown) filmmaker, Saul Bass had no less enviable career than any widely recognized director. And he worked with a lot of them, too. Famous—in the film industry—for designing title sequences, Bass was a repeat collaborator to many legendary directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. He did the titles for such great films as “Vertigo,” “North By Northwest,” “Psycho," “Spartacus,” “Ocean’s 11” (the original), “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” and “Big.” And the list goes on. The guy was prolific and busy. He also designed some of the corporate world’s most famous logos. The Bell System bell in a circle? Him. The At&T globe? Ditto. Continental Airline’s Jetstream and United’s tulip in the '70s? Yup and yup. Bass even won an Academy Award for a short film he directed. Yes, the guy was an Oscar-winning director too. (The »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Review: "Witness To Murder" (1954) Starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders And Gary Merrill, Blu-ray Release From Kino Lorber

2 December 2014 11:04 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Kino Lorber has released the relatively forgotten 1954 murder thriller "Witness to Murder" on Blu-ray. The flick is film noir in the best tradition: modest budget, creative lighting and cinematography, an inspired cast and a compelling story. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Cheryl Draper, an independent, career-minded woman who has the misfortune to look out the window of her apartment late one windy evening only to observe a murder being committed across the street in another apartment. She is horrified to see an attractive young woman being strangled to death by a well-dressed, middle-aged man. She phones the police and is visited by two detectives: Lawrence Matthews (Gary Merrill) and Eddie Vincent (cigar-chomping Jesse White), who dutifully take the details and head over the apartment where the crime was committed. The murderer is Albert Richter (George Sanders), a snobby author of some repute who has had time to hide »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Super-8 Children’S Cancer Fundraiser Movie Madness Featuring Young Frankenstein December 2nd at The Way Out Club

28 November 2014 9:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Super-8 Movie Madness is teaming up with Roger’s Reels and The National Children’s Cancer Society for the fourth annual Super-8 Children’S Cancer Fundraiser Movie Madness which takes place Tuesday December 2nd at The Way Out Club in St. Louis. The cover charge is $4.00 and all of that money will be donated to the St. Louis-based National Children’s Cancer Society.

 

Roger will be bringing his complete 16mm print of Young Frankenstein to show on this special night. The Super-8 Sound films (condensed from features, they average 15 minutes in length) to also be projected on a large screen December 2nd are: The Exorcist, an Alfred Hitchcock double feature of The Birds and North By Northwest, The Warriors, a Raquel Welch double feature of One Million Years B.C. and Hannie Caulder, The Warriors, and The Day The Earth Stood Still

There will be lots of posters and T-Shirts and stuff given away. »

- Tom Stockman

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Interview: Nate "N.D." Wilson talks Hisao Kurosawa, stories, and The Hound of Heaven

27 November 2014 3:13 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Author/screenwriter/director Nate "N.D." Wilson has recently directed an 18-minute short film called The Hound of Heaven, based on the 19th century poem of the same name by Francis Thompson. It's uncharacteristically gritty for a Victorian faith poem, and that's one of the things that drew him to the idea of making a short film around it. Of course, "short film" is an insufficient way of describing it, since it's a stunning, surreal piece of work encompassing many different forms of storytelling, as Nate himself discusses later on.

The interview also covers, among other topics, what it was like working with Akira Kurosawa's son (who executive produced), Nate Wilson's influences and future projects, and the difference between writing one's own material versus adapting someone else's.

But before that, here's the trailer:

It's also available on Vimeo (password: finaltrailer):

The Hound of Heaven | Official Trailer from Dane Wilson on Vimeo. »

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To Catch A Thief Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

12 November 2014 5:48 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Do you want a leg or a breast?”

To Catch A Thief Screens Saturday November 15th at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo) at 10:30am. This is a fundraiser for the Philanthropic Educational Organization (“P.E.O.”) which focuses its efforts on raising money for women’s education and supports an all-female college in Nevada, Missouri called Cottey College. 

You can read more about the organization at their website:  http://peointernational.org/

admission is $10.00

Squeezed in the middle of Hitchcock’s filmography, To Catch A Thief, is many times forgotten since it came out the year after Rear Window. Hitchcock also had greater success with his later films, Psycho, The Birds, North By Northwest, and Vertigo so this film is easily discarded when we compare it to his other works which is a shame because To Catch A Thief has many great things going for »

- Tom Stockman

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Listen: 1-Hour Masterclass With Paul Thomas Anderson At The New York Film Festival

28 October 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this month, Paul Thomas Anderson's feverishly anticipated "Inherent Vice" (read our review here) made its debut at the New York Film Festival. In addition to screening the film for the first time anywhere in the world, organizers brought Anderson out for a masterclass, which we detailed at length right here. But if you want to hear the words from the man himself, now you can. Cory Everett snagged the audio from the talk and has posted it online. For the talk, Anderson brought a handful of clips from a wide range of films, television shows and music videos —"Police Squad!," Neil Young's "Journey Through the Past," Alex Cox's "Repo Man," Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown," Frank Capra's "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" and more— as a conduit through which to discuss "Inherent Vice." It's well worth a listen, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Deal! Pick Up the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray on Sale Now

16 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One Blu-ray collection I do not own, but am really tempted to pull the trigger on right now is the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection as Amazon has dropped the price down to $98.99. The set includes 15 of Hitchcock's films including classics such as Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds and Rope and all the special features that come with them. Msrp on the collection is $299.98 and the sale ends at midnight tonight so if you're looking to pick it up you better hustle. Here's the complete listing of movies that come on the set and you can click here to pick it up for yourself and take a look at all the features it includes. Saboteur Shadow of a Doubt Rope Rear Window The Trouble with Harry The Man Who Knew Too Much Vertigo North by Northwest Psycho The Birds Marnie Torn Curtain Topaz Frenzy Family Plot »

- Brad Brevet

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: A serious attempt to explain movies about White Dude Problems

13 October 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

1999 will always be one of my favorite years for movies. This is partially because there were a lot of great movies released that year, but mainly because in 1999 I was in high school, and as we all know, the world was more important and less terrible when we were in high school. Last week, I took a look at which movies from 1999 had aged well, and asked which had aged poorly. The response was overwhelming, insofar as it's overwhelming that anyone likes American Beauty. However, one reader email in particular struck me as a launchpad for an important conversation. Here »

- Darren Franich

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Curio: Andrew DeGraff's Movie Maps

7 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Alexa here with your fix of movie art. Philadelphia illustrator Andrew DeGraff has a way with cartography. He harnesses this skill to create unbelievably detailed movie maps.  He draws each location of a film in relation to all the others, and then traces the path of the protagonists, effectively capturing the action of each film from a bird's-eye view. Every map, like one below based on North by Northwest, is done my hand in pencil and guache, and takes hundreds of hours to complete. 

More favorites after the jump including Lord of the Rings and The Shining...

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- Alexa

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"I Deal In Nightmares": Watch Vintage 20-Minute Interview With Alfred Hitchcock

3 October 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re finally in the spooky month of October, the time of year where TV networks of all stripes start broadcasting horror films. One filmmaker whose work is a staple of the annual celebration of the macabre is the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Earlier this week, a 20-minute interview from 1966 with the British director surfaced online and it not only showcases Hitchcock’s deadpan wit, but also has some great quotes like, “I deal in nightmares.” Although many pretend otherwise, the migration of high-caliber, world-class filmmakers like Steven SoderberghDavid Fincher and Jane Campion to the small screen isn’t entirely without precedent. During the same time period that he released films like “To Catch a Thief,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho,” Hitchcock helmed 17 episodes for his eponymous TV show, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” between 1955 and 1961. Indeed, in the interview Hitchcock says that he applied some of the lessons. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Watch: Alfred Hitchcock And Tippi Hedren Talk 'The Birds' In Vintage Interviews

29 September 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Released after of a string of timeless masterpieces—“Vertigo”, “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Bay Area Romance/Fowl Terror mash-up “The Birds” might not be as pitch-perfect as those three titles. However, the seamless romance-to-horror switcheroo during the second act, the decision not to use any non-diagetic music, and the screenplay refusing to explain the reason behind the sudden surge of pissed-off pigeons, were all original and daring touches back in 1963. Now you can learn more about the production of "The Birds" via a couple of vintage interviews with Hitchcock and star Tippi Hedren, conducted shortly after the film’s completion.  During the interview, Hitch, the personification of a Valium with a triple-chin, describes the intense prep work that went into the production, which made it easier to accomplish some of the complex special effects shots. He’s also perhaps the only human being in the history »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Ben Affleck Slays ‘Em As ‘Gone Girl’ Launches New York Film Festival And Marches Into Oscar Race

27 September 2014 1:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The latest stop on the Fall Festival circuit hit the Big Apple Friday night with the opening of the New York Film Festival, which boasts two World Premieres as its key draw for Awards Season attention. They include Warner Bros.Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice next Saturday, and of course Friday night’s unveiling of the much-awaited film adaptation of the best seller Gone Girl  from 20th Century Fox and New Regency which screened  at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to strong reaction from all reports. I wasn’t there, as I am in L.A. and have already seen most of what the Nyff is offering. A lot of it consists of retreads from other fests going as far back as Cannes (too many titles to mention), even Sundance (with the brilliant Whiplash). And Gone Girl was simultaneously screened for west coast awards pundits at 3 p.m. Pt »

- Pete Hammond

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