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TCM Offers Ultimate Studio Tour With 2013 Edition Of 31 Days Of Oscar; The Academy Awards February 24th

17 December 2012 12:59 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the Academy celebrates 85 years of great films at the Oscars on February 24th, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is set to take movie fans on the ultimate studio tour with the 2013 edition of 31 Days Of Oscar®. Under the theme Oscar by Studio, the network will present a slate of more than 350 movies grouped according to the studios that produced or released them. And as always, every film presented during 31 Days Of Oscar is an Academy Award® nominee or winner, making this annual event one of the most anticipated on any movie lover’s calendar.

As part of the network’s month-long celebration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has graciously provided the original Academy Awards® radio broadcasts from 1930-1952. Specially chosen clips from the radio archives will be featured throughout TCM’s 31 Days Of Oscar website.

Hollywood was built upon the studio system, which saw nearly ever aspect »

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DVD and Blu-ray Deals: WB Blu-ray Books 50% Off, Plus Deals on Star Trek, The Dark Knight Rises, and More

6 December 2012 8:06 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today’s Amazon Blu-ray Deal of the Day is 50% off a number of Blu-ray Book's.  They've got Deliverance, The Town: Ultimate Collector's Edition, Meet Me in St. Louis, Unforgiven, How the West Was Won, Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary Edition), A Streetcar Named Desire (The Original Restored Version), and Camelot.  Most of them are $17.99 and a few are $14.99.  Click here to buy.  If you’re a Criterion fan, Amazon still has a ton of Criterion DVD and Blu-rays over 50% off. Included in the sale are David Fincher’s The Game, Rosemary’s Baby, Seven Samurai, Godzilla, Harold and Maude, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Rushmore, Anatomy of a Murder, Quadrophenia and too many others to list here.  Here's the rest of the deals: The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray/DVD Combo+UltraViolet Digital Copy) $18.99 (47% off) The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] $27.96 (47% off) The Dark Knight Rises »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The Wizard of Oz Gets 3D Conversion in Honor of Warner Bros.' 90th Anniversary

3 October 2012 3:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. announced today that the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz will be fully restored and converted into 3D, as a part of the studio's 90th Anniversary celebration next year. The film is currently being restored and will be released on Blu-ray 3D in either September or October of next year. The studio also announced a number of massive Blu-ray and DVD collections to celebrate their diverse catalog. Take a look at the studio's 90th Anniversary logo, and then read the full press release for more details.

One of the most respected, diversified and successful motion picture studios in the world, Warner Bros. began when the eponymous brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - incorporated on April 4, 1923. Four years later, the release of The Jazz Singer, the world's first "talkie," set a tone of innovation and influence that would forever become synonymous with the Warner Bros. brand. Soon to be 90, Warner Bros. »

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The First New Cinerama Film In 50 Years

2 October 2012 12:40 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

One of the highlights of last weekend’s Cinerama festival at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood wasn’t a vintage movie but a brand-new short-subject called In the Picture, shot with one of the same cameras that photographed How The West Was Won and The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. It’s a consciously corny travelogue of Los Angeles featuring two couples (just as in Cinerama Holiday) taking in the sights: Mulholland Drive, the Griffith Park carousel, Griffith Observatory, historic Angels Flight funicular railway in downtown L.A., and a pair of brigantine sailing ships in San Pedro harbor. It so happens that one of the locals showing his visiting friends...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker, George Stevens, Jr. To Receive The Academy’s Governors Awards

6 September 2012 5:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted tonight to present Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D. A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens, Jr., and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 4th Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, December 1, at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Hal Needham is a legendary stunt performer and coordinator who has worked on more than 300 feature films including “The Spirit of St. Louis,” “How the West Was Won,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Little Big Man” and “Chinatown.” A pioneer in improving stunt technology and safety procedures, Needham also co-founded Stunts Unlimited, and is known for mentoring young stunt performers. In 1986, the Academy presented Needham with a Scientific and Engineering Award for the design and development of the Shotmaker Elite camera car and crane, »

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Academy Names 2012 Governors Awards: Honorees Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker, And George Stevens, Jr.

5 September 2012 10:48 PM, PDT | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Beverly Hills, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted tonight to present Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D. A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens, Jr., and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 4th Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, December 1, at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Hal Needham is a legendary stunt performer and coordinator who has worked on more than 300 feature films including “The Spirit of St. Louis,” “How the West Was Won,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Little Big Man” and “Chinatown.” A pioneer in improving stunt technology and safety procedures, Needham also co-founded Stunts Unlimited, and is known for mentoring young stunt performers. In 1986, the Academy presented Needham with a Scientific and Engineering Award for the design and development of the Shotmaker Elite camera car and crane, »

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Katzenberg, Needham, Pennebaker, Stevens Tapped for Academy Honors

5 September 2012 5:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted Wednesday night to present honorary awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr. and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg. Stunt performer and coordinator Needham has worked on more than 30 films, including The Spirit of St. Louis, How the West Was Won, Blazing Saddles, Little Big Man and Chinatown. The co-founder of Stunts Unlimited and a mentor to young stunt performers, he earned the Academy's Scientific and Engineering Award in 1986 for the design and

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TCM Movies channel launching in HD on Sky

31 August 2012 2:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Turner Broadcasting has today (August 31) announced that its TCM movies channel will get a high-definition simulcast on Sky next month. Marking the launch of Turner Classic Movies HD at channel 317 on Sky on September 4, the channel will show three weeks of some of the greatest movies of all time. This includes a first week featuring masterpieces such as Ben Hur, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Casablanca and The Philadelphia Story, all shown in HD.

From September 10, the channel will launch 'HD Western Week', involving films such as The Searchers, How the West Was Won and Rio Bravo. That will be followed by 'HD Musicals Week' from September 17, showcasing favourites including The King and I, The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Also celebrating the HD launch (more) »

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Breaking the Bank: Six of Hollywood’s Lost Old-School Epics

28 June 2012 8:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

For moviegoers growing up in the last 20-30 years, big is the new normal.  I’m talking about those big-budget, over-produced, effects/action-packed extravaganzas that are as expected and routine an arrival as a commuter bus, and never more so than during the summer months.  Come a rise in temperatures, there’s an almost ceaseless parade of these megabuck behemoths through multiplexes starting in May and continuing until the kids go back to school, one rolling out almost every week.

Consider these May-August releases and their eye-popping price tags:

5/4:  Marvel’s The Avengers — $220 million

5/11:  Dark Shadows —  $150 million

5/18:  Battleship — $209 million

5/25:  Men in Black 3 — $250 million

6/8:  Prometheus — $120-130 million

7/3:  The Amazing Spider-Man — $220 million

7/20:  The Dark Knight Rises — $250 million

7/31:  Total Recall — $200 million

8/5:  The Expendables 2 — $100 million

For those of you who haven’t been keeping count, that’s a little over $1.7 billion in productions »

- Bill Mesce

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Cinema Retro's Jonathan Melville Reports On The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival In Hollywood

18 May 2012 8:50 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Jonathan Melville

Is there something about classic movie fans that makes us more obsessive than your average cinemagoer? Does the fact that we often have to search for years for that obscure Western or noir on DVD mean we're more appreciative when we finally see it? Would most of us rather watch a 1960s Bond movie at the multiplex than a modern CGI-fest?

Those are some of the questions I asked myself as I left my home (and DVD collection) in the UK to fly 5,000 miles to the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood over the weekend of 12-15 April 2012. A gathering of thousands of movie aficionados from around the globe, this spin-off from the Us cable TV channel promises attendees that they'll see some of the best films ever made, often in the company of the people who made them, in the way they were meant to be seen. »

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Update On Cinerama Widescreen Weekend Festival, Bradford England April 27-30

17 April 2012 12:15 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Thomas Hauerslev, who runs the fantastic retro movie web site In70mm.com, provides this full schedule for this year's Widescreen Weekend festival in Bradford, England. (Thomas also does yeoman work as one of the programmers for the festival.) The theme of this year's program is the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Cinerama. It will be a treasure trove of films rarely seen in their original format, ranging from three-panel Cinerama to Super Panavision 70 prints. Titles include the rarely-seen Russian Adventure, How the West Was Won, Ryan's Daughter, This is Cinerama, Cinerama Adventure, Around the World in 80 Days and The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, shown for the first time in 40 years in three panel Cinerama (co-sponsored by Cinema Retro). The festival draws classic film historians from around the world, this year including Kevin Brownlow and Sir Christopher Frayling. Cinerama historians Dave Strohmaier ad Randy Gitsch will »

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Join Cinema Retro At Widescreen Weekend To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of Cinerama, Bradford, England April 27-30

17 April 2012 6:37 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro will once again be attending the fabulous Widescreen Weekend at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England April 27-30. Retro movie lovers will be converging on Europe's last remaining Cinerama theater to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary widescreen format. One of the great joys of the festival is that is that it allows like-minded movie lovers from around the globe to watch widescreen epics in the manner they were meant to be seen. Cinema Retro is proud to be one of the sponsors of a rare screening of MGM's The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in its original 3-panel format. As in the tradition, Cinema Retro publishers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall will be holding court until the wee small hours at the bar of the historic Midland Hotel. Join us for a drink (or ten!) and share the mutual love of widescreen epics. 

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UK film festivals: Bradford 2012 screens The Raid, Damsels In Distress, Samsara and more

13 April 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

UK Twitch readers - time for another chance for you to get in on the film festival atmosphere without spending a fortune on jetting off to warmer climes. The Bradford International Film Festival returns for its 18th year from the 19th to the 29th of April 2012.While Bradford's film festival might not have the profile of Edinburgh or London, it does have the fantastic National Media Museum as its main venue. This prestigious institution is dedicated to celebrating film, photography, television, animation and new media, meaning the festival hosts some stellar retrospective programmes as well as the best in mainstream, arthouse and genre cinema.Eight floors of exhibits, two cinemas, one with the only regular Cinerama installation in Europe (seeing How The West Was Won on »

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Robert Osborne Discusses the TCM Film Festival and Why You Must See Movies On the Big Screen

12 April 2012 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The third edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off today in Hollywood with a lineup sure to make savants of historical cinematic achievements drool, with new restorations ranging from "Cabaret" to "Rio Bravo." Film historian Robert Osborne has hosted the four-day event from the start. He got on the phone with Indiewire yesterday to discuss the current lineup as well as the appeal of watching movies on the big screen in an age where home viewing has threatened to destroy the theatrical experience. What do you consider to be the highlights of this year's festival? I think the answer is each to his own. But I'm very excited to see Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly in "Cover Girl" on the big screen. "How the West Was Won" hasn't been seen in Cinerama in many years. I'm excited about Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and "Thief of Baghdad" with a live orchestra. »

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TCM Classic Film Festival Continues To Expand In Final Weeks Before April 12 Opening

28 March 2012 1:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Latest Additions Include Star-Studded Appearances, Noted Film Historians,

An Opening-Night Poolside Screening of High Society (1956)

And a Vanity Fair Showcase of Architecture in Film

Complete Schedule for 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival

Now Available at http://www.tcm.com/festival

With just over two weeks left before opening day, the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival continues to expand its already-packed slate with new events and live appearances:

On opening night of the festival, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will be the site of a poolside screening of the lavish Cole Porter musical High Society (1956), starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Actresses Maud Adams and Eunice Gayson will attend a 50th Anniversary screening of the James Bond classic Dr. No (1962) and participate in a conversation about being “Bond Girls.” Filmmaker Mel Brooks will be on hand to introduce his brilliant parody Young Frankenstein (1974). Filmmaker John Carpenter will introduce his favorite film, the »

- Michelle McCue

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TCM Classic Film Festival & D23: The Official Disney Fan Club To Present Snow White & 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20 March 2012 10:53 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Live Appearance by Kirk Douglas Introducing a New Restoration of

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 

For the second consecutive year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate the legacy of The Walt Disney Studios. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937), Disney’s first hand-drawn feature-length animated film. In addition, legendary actor Kirk Douglas will present the first general public screening of the newly restored (from original camera negatives) live-action adventure, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).

On Saturday, April 14, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will screen at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre at 1 p.m. This film revolutionized the art of animation with its cutting edge technique, design and storytelling . setting animation in pursuit of an ever more realistic look. Moreover, it demonstrated animation’s viability »

- Michelle McCue

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TCM And The Academy Team Up With TCM Classic Film Festival Style In The Movies Events

19 March 2012 10:04 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The TCM Classic Film Festival is teaming up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to showcase a unique slate of programming that taps into Academy archives and distinguished membership to illustrate this year.s overall festival theme of Style in the Movies.

AMPAS will exhibit Hollywood home movies, preserved by the Academy, featuring legendary stars and filmmakers, presented by Randy Haberkamp of AMPAS and Lynn Kirste of the Academy Film Archive with special guests Margaret O’Brien; Steve McQueen.s former wife Neile Adams McQueen Toffel; Henry Koster.s son, Robert Koster; and the daughter of Fred MacMurray, Kate MacMurray.

AMPAS will also present a discussion of how art directors use various items to aid in storytelling featuring members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Art Directors Branch as well an exhibit of sketches and behind-the-scenes photography that illustrate the work of costume »

- Michelle McCue

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TCM Classic Film Festival Adds Award-Winning Stars, Filmmakers And More

8 March 2012 7:40 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival has unveiled another spectacular lineup of special guests and events for this year’s four-day gathering in Hollywood. Among the newly announced participants for this year’s festival are five-time Emmy® winner Dick Van Dyke, Oscar® winner Shirley Jones, two-time Golden Globe® winner Angie Dickinson, six-time Golden Globe nominee Robert Wagner, seven-time Oscar nominee Norman Jewison, longtime producer A.C. Lyles and three-time Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. In addition, the festival will feature a special three-film tribute to director/choreographer Stanley Donen, who will be on-hand for the celebration.

As part of its overall Style and the Movies theme, the festival has added several films featuring the work of pioneering costume designer Travis Banton. Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis will introduce the six-movie slate, with actress and former Essentials co-host Rose McGowan joining her for one of the screenings.

Other festival additions include a screening »

- Michelle McCue

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Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Debbie Reynolds Set For TCM Classic Film Festival In April

31 January 2012 12:25 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Passes Now on Sale Now for Four-Day Festival,

Coming to Hollywood April 12-15, 2012

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Debbie Reynolds and “Baby PeggyDiana Serra Cary, along with film noir leading ladies Peggy Cummins, Rhonda Fleming and Marsha Hunt are the latest stars scheduled to appear at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Also announced today, the festival will feature the North American premiere of a new 75th anniversary restoration of Jean Renoir’s powerful Pow drama Grand Illusion (1937), widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. And the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will provide a live musical accompaniment for a screening of the silent Douglas Fairbanks fantasy-adventure The Thief of Bagdad (1924).

Minnelli and Grey are slated to join TCM’s own Robert Osborne to kick off the four-day, star-studded event with a gala opening-night world premiere screening of the 40th anniversary restoration Cabaret (1971), the film for which the »

- Michelle McCue

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Cinema Retro Issue #22 Now Shipping Worldwide! Cinerama Celebration Issue!

13 January 2012 7:46 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro enters its eighth great year with issue #22, now shipping worldwide. All subscribers will be receiving their copies shortly.

If you have not renewed your subscription, please do so today! We cannot hold copies in reserve for you, so don't miss out on a single great issue during 2012. Click here to subscribe instantly through our Ebay affiliate store or click here for other methods of subscribing.

Highlights of issue #22 include special features that celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cinerama:

Sir Christopher Frayling provides a major 10 page article on the making of MGM's Cinerama blockbuster How the West Was Won, featuring deleted scenes and a wealth of rarely seen photographs. Howard Hughes pays tribute to Jack Cardiff's 1968 gut-busting adventure Dark of the Sun (aka The Mercenaries) starring Rod Taylor Dave Worrall blows the lid off the 1969 Cinerama epic Krakatoa, East of Java and takes us behind the scenes for »

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