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Horror Icon Piper Laurie Fires Up Scares That Care

21 August 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Article and interview by Kelly Dunn.

Celebrities and monster fans from all over the United States spent the weekend of July 24-26 celebrating all things horror for a good cause at the Second Annual Scares That Care Weekend film festival and convention. Held at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Scares That Care Weekend featured special guests David Naughton (American Werewolf In London), Kim Coates (Sons Of Anarchy), and Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead). But the weekend’s grande dame was horror icon and three-time Academy Award nominee Piper Laurie (Carrie, Twin Peaks, The Hustler).

Scares That Care is a horror-themed, IRS-approved, 501(c)(3) charity with a mission “to fight the Real Monsters of childhood illness, burns, and breast cancer.” Founded by retired police detective Joe Ripple and run entirely by volunteers, Scares That Care benefits families who are suffering the financial burdens of severe illness.

Though charity film festivals abound, »

- Holly Interlandi

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Every Day I'm Hustling: Film’s 10 most memorable con artists

18 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Twenty years ago today, Bryan Singer, the director of the “good X-Men movies” (read: all of them except X3), and writer Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue One) rounded up five thieves for the heist of the 90’s. It all starts out with a seemingly harmless lineup, but Keyser Söze – bogeyman of the criminal underworld – has very specific (and sinister) plans for The Usual SuspectsDean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), McManus (Stephen Baldwin), Fenster (Benicio del Toro), Hockney (Kevin Pollak), and Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey).  Bonus points to Singer for casting Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”’s Gus Fring), who looks ridiculously young as one of the FBI agents after Keyser Söze.

From pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers, here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

 

Fast Eddie Felson – The Hustler (1961)

One of the finest fraudster films to ever »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Annual Scares That Care Event Hosts Successful Turnout With Carrie star Piper Laurie Appearance/Special Screening of Resurrecting Carrie Doc/Q&A

10 August 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 2nd annual Scares That Care event and festival just happened on July 24th-26th in Williamsburg, Virginia, with quite the turnout and an even more impressive feat: the appearance by film legend Piper Laurie (The Hustler, Carrie). Laurie’s appearance was not only there to help the charity foundation, but also to screen actor-turned-director Michael Lee Stever’s entertaining documentary, Resurrecting Carrie. Stever is no stranger to filmmaking, with past films such as  Saturday Nightmares; The Ultimate Horror Expo, featuring George Romero, Tom Savini & Adrienne Barbeau, Jan Broberg’s Guide To Thespians, Sociopaths & Scream Queens featuring Elijah Wood, and most recently Heather’s Freddy Cut Nightmare featuring iconic A Nightmare On Elm Street heroine, Heather Langenkamp.

“Scares That Care is changing the face of the American film festival, and you can bet things are starting to heat up in a major way. With hundreds of film festivals and genre »

- Jerry Smith

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Great Movie Characters: Frank Galvin in The Verdict

18 April 2015 2:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

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Alex Simon

Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a man who has given up. A once-promising honors graduate of Boston College Law School, partner in one of the city’s most prestigious firms (not to mention married to the daughter of the firm’s founder), Galvin discovered too late that he had the biggest Achilles Heel an attorney can be cursed with: a conscience. Upon learning that another partner in his firm tried to bribe a juror from a case Frank was trying, thinking he’d be helping Frank out, Frank threatened to report him to have him disbarred and prosecuted. So of course, the firm backed Frank, fired the crooked lawyer and made sure he spent many years making license plates at the state pen, while giving Frank a raise and a key to the city. Right?

Sidney Lumet’s 1982 film The Verdict is one of the great cinematic redemption stories. »

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