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Martin Scorsese Talks 'Psycho' in Clip from 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Documentary

22 May 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kent Jones' new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and sounds like it's a film for the ages, serving more-or-less as a movie for those of us (yes, I shamefully include myself in this) that haven't yet read "Hitchcock", the book that transcribes the famous 1962 sit down interview between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut. In fact, if you don't want to read it you can even listen to the entire interview session in its entirety right here or you can sit and wait until the Cohen Media Group releases the new documentary in theaters later this year. amz asin="0671604295" size="small"Featuring interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin (who just won during the Cannes Directors' Fortnight), Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader, this film sets out to take us into the world of the creator of Psycho, »

- Brad Brevet

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Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan & The Food Of The Gods/Frogs

19 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at Sf is ready to unleash both a double feature of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan, and the fan favorite old school classic films The Food Of The Gods/Frogs.

Quite the set of releases, both Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan and The Food Of The Gods/Frogs are releases that not only provide some hellish entertainment, but interesting trivia, included via brand new interviews with the films’ stars and special effects people as well. I don’t know about your friend fanatics, but these larger than life films are made even more enjoyable after hearing stories about everybody’s experiences with making the films.

 

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People »

- Jerry Smith

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New on Video: ‘Jamaica Inn’

18 May 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jamaica Inn

Written by Sidney Gilliat and Joan Harrison

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

UK, 1939

With 23 feature films to his credit, by 1939, Alfred Hitchcock was the most famous director in England. And with his celebrity and his reputation for quality motion pictures, he had attained a degree of creative control unmatched in the British film industry at the time. When it comes to Jamaica Inn, for more than three decades the last film he would fully shoot in his native land, this reputation and this independence would be thoroughly tested. Available now on a stunning new Blu-ray from Cohen Film Collection, which greatly improves the murky visuals and distorted sound marring all previous home video versions, Jamaica Inn had the renowned Charles Laughton as supervising star and producer. Predictably, he and Hitchcock did not always see eye to eye as they jockeyed for authority on set. The result is a contentious »

- Jeremy Carr

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Jamaica Inn | Blu-ray Review

12 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Cohen Media Group beautifully restores Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 title Jamaica Inn. A title worthy of reconsideration, considered by many to be an inferior work from the master of suspense, even from the director himself, it’s a definite gem, particularly for fans of Charles Laughton. The actor, whose production company basically commandeered the production, gives a swarthy, deliciously overwrought performance. It’s a standout in a career already filled with such distinction. The film also serves as the film debut of the beautiful Maureen O’Hara, here playing a glorified damsel in distress.

The narrative is relatively simple, set around 1800 as young Irish lass Mary (O’Hara) makes a surprise visit to the Cornish coast to visit her Aunt Patience (Marie Ney) following the death of her mother. Patience lives with Mary’s uncle Joss (Leslie Banks, who vies with Laughton for greatest scene chewer), a man that provides the »

- Nicholas Bell

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The Graduate Actress Elizabeth Wilson Dies at the Age of 94

11 May 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Elizabeth Wilson, the actress who played Dustin Hoffman's mother in The Graduate, passed away on Saturday in New Haven, Ct, at the age of 94. Her death was confirmed to The New York Times by Elizabeth Morton, a close friend whom she considered a daughter. Elizabeth's first acting role was an uncredited appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious in 1946. She worked with Hitchcock again in 1963 and got a proper credit when she starred as Helen Carter in The Birds. Elizabeth then made a name for herself as a character actress both on stage and on film and also had notable roles in movies like 9 to 5, The Addams Family, and Quiz Show. She won a Tony Award in 1972 for her portrayal of a Vietnam War veteran's mother in David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. Her last onscreen appearance was in 2012 when she played the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94

10 May 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Wilson, a character actress who appeared in films including “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” but also had a long career on the stage, died on Saturday in New Haven, Conn.. She was 94.

In a career that spanned almost seven decades, she won a Tony in 1972 for her portrayal of a Vietnam veteran’s emotionally scarred mother in David Rabe’s antiwar drama “Sticks and Bones.” She won Obie Awards for performances in “Taken in Marriage” in 1979 and “Anteroom” in 1986.

She was nominated for an Emmy for the based-on-a-true-story miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder” (1987) in which she played the wealthy but helpless mother of a woman (Lee Remick) who’s plotting to kill her father.

Her best-known film performance was in the 1980 hit “9 to 5,” in which she played Roz, the office snitch and the nemesis of the workers played by Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Wilson specialized in »

- Variety Staff

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Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94

10 May 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elizabeth Wilson, a character actress who appeared in films including “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” but also had a long career on the stage, died on Saturday in New Haven, Conn.. She was 94.

In a career that spanned almost seven decades, she won a Tony in 1972 for her portrayal of a Vietnam veteran’s emotionally scarred mother in David Rabe’s antiwar drama “Sticks and Bones.” She won Obie Awards for performances in “Taken in Marriage” in 1979 and “Anteroom” in 1986.

She was nominated for an Emmy for the based-on-a-true-story miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder” (1987) in which she played the wealthy but helpless mother of a woman (Lee Remick) who’s plotting to kill her father.

Her best-known film performance was in the 1980 hit “9 to 5,” in which she played Roz, the office snitch and the nemesis of the workers played by Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Wilson specialized in »

- Variety Staff

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Don’t Look Now remake in development

29 April 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 1973 classic supernatural horror Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is getting a remake courtesy of StudioCanal. According to THR Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona have signed on to produce but no writer or director has been attached as yet.

The original movie – which still stands today as one of the best horror movies ever made – was directed by Nicholas Roeg and based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, who also wrote Rebecca and The Birds, both famously adapted for the big screen by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Sutherland and Christie play a grieving couple desperate to move on after the tragic death of their young daughter. The couple come in contact with a nun who claims to be receiving messages from the afterlife and tries to reconnect the parents with their deceased daughter.

Producers Heineman and Rona have recently worked on Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, »

- Gavin Logan

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Don’t Look Now… But There’s Another ’70s Horror Reboot On The Way

29 April 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just a week ago, it was announced that James Wan would be producing a remake of ’80s frightener The Entity, and now another reboot of a classic horror film is in the works. StudioCanal is moving to develop a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company are on board as producers. They’re the team behind Liam Neeson actioners Non-Stop and Unknown, as well as The Gunman and upcoming thriller Home Invasion. The pair’s espionage thriller The Tracking of a Russian Spy rolls cameras this fall, and they’re also working with Disney on Robin Hood project Nottingham and Hood.

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie starred in Roeg’s original film, which followed a married couple grieving the accidental death of their young daughter. While in Venice, the couple come into contact with two Catholic nuns, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Horror Classic Don't Look Now Is Getting Remade

28 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We're getting to a point in Hollywood where no movie really seems safe from the remake possibilities - and that seems to be especially true for the horror genre. As such, we now have news that yet another scary classic is getting redone, with reports saying that a new version of Don't Look Now is currently in development. The Hollywood Reporter has the news on this re-do, noting that the project is in the works from the folks over at Studio Canal. As of now, the project doesn't have any filmmakers attached, but evidently that is part of the strategy. Evidently the conpany wants to find the remake a studio home before they seek out writers to pen the movie. Based on the short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier (the famed author behind Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Rebecca), Don't Look Now tells the story of »

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The Simpsons' top 30 movie references

23 April 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Simpsons has pastiched hundreds of movies in its time. From Hitchcock to Kubrick to Disney, we select our top 30 favourites...

The Simpsons has a long history of peppering its stories with pop culture references, and some of the show’s finest gags stem from the world of cinema. These have ranged from the briefest of quotes, to full on shot-for-shot parodies and extended episode-long homages.

Most striking in trying to put this list together was the sheer volume of movie references there are to choose from. In pretty much any given episode of The Simpsons, there are at least a couple, with nods to James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the work of Alfred Hitchcock proving three of the most regular candidates. The tributes to numerous great horror movies in the show’s Treehouse Of Horror episodes could have been used to fill this list all on their own. »

- louisamellor

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Roar (1981) | Review

16 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We Bought a Zoo: Marshall’s Early Eighties Oddity Resurrected

In the annals of cinema, there are very few examples of entire film productions resulting in an end product that begs the question, “What were they thinking?” from the first to last reel. One such example, however, is Noel Marshall’s 1981 film Roar, featuring a plagued filming schedule from conception to theatrical release that tends to overshadow the actual product, which concerns a family being terrorized by a ferocious assortment of big, wild felines. If you don’t recognize Marshall’s name (this stands as his only directorial effort to date), it’s because he was actually the husband (initially agent) of actress Tippi Hedren, and they conceived the idea of the film eleven years prior while working on another film set in Africa. Fascinating in the sense of what the film crew was able to actually accomplish, but »

- Nicholas Bell

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The Birds Screens at Schlafly Thursday – Here are Alfred Hitchcock’s Ten Best Movies

30 March 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

The Birds screens at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143)  Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm. It is a benefit for Helping Kids Together (more details about this event can be found Here)

This gives us a perfect excuse to re-run this top ten list from March of 2012. Alfred Hitchcock directed 54 feature films between 1925 and 1976, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:

Frenzy

Frenzy, Hitchcock’s next to last feature film from 1972, represented a homecoming of sorts since it was the first film completely shot in his native England since his silents and early ” talkies ” in the 1930’s. By dipping into the then somewhat new territory of serial killers, he took full advantage of the new cinema freedoms and truly earned his ‘ R ‘ MPAA rating. Perhaps ole’ ” Hitch ” wanted to give those young up-and-coming »

- Movie Geeks

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Hitchcock’s The Birds Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks April 2nd

26 March 2015 8:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Can I bring the lovebirds, Mitch? they haven’t harmed anyone”

The Birds screens at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) next Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm. It is a benefit for Helping Kids Together

Someone recently asked me why the birds in Hitchcock’s The Birds suddenly decide to attack people. Why indeed? That’s what everyone wants to know. Is there some connection to the middling soap opera we see played out over the first hour of the 1963 film and their attacks? Is it because they are fed up with all the pollution and people shooting at them all the time? Or is it just because they can?

Maybe Hitchcock just wanted to make a scary movie. He might ask you to imagine yourself in the restaurant and suddenly a bloodied man staggers in and says “The birds are attacking and we don’t know why! »

- Tom Stockman

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Scarface Remake Says Hello To Scribe Jonathan Herman

18 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gangster classic Scarface is getting a reboot over at Universal, and audiences are today one step closer to again saying hello to Tony Montana’s little friend now that the studio has tapped Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman to script.

Herman will be working from previous drafts by Paul Attanasio and Suicide Squad director David Ayer, both of whom approached the remake as a fresh, new take on the immigrant-centric story. Though the 1983 pic, also from Universal, focused on Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who ended up in 1980s Miami with nothing but fought his way to the top of a drug empire, the new Scarface has been moved to Los Angeles in hopes of setting the film apart. Once again, though, the remake will tell the story of an immigrant who became a criminal kingpin.

Universal has been relying on Herman heavily of late. In addition to »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch a trailer for the re-release of ‘Roar’, the most dangerous film ever made

11 March 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Gene Siskel once posed the question, is this movie more interesting than a documentary about how they made it? The snuff film Roar from 1981 might be a good candidate. It’s about humans living among and caring for lions in the jungle and how eventually a battle between the lions turns life-threatening for the humans.

Yes, real lions. I’ll pay to watch that.

In fact, the film was so dangerous, 70 actors and members of the crew were seriously harmed and injured during production, but none of the animals were harmed during the film’s making.

Roar stars Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and the film’s director Noel Marshall. Marshall produced The Exorcist, but he never acted in, directed, or wrote another film following Roar. Maybe the fact that he was mauled on set and took several years to fully recover had something to do with it. »

- Brian Welk

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'Roar' Trailer: One of the Most Insane Movies Ever Made Is Being Re-released

10 March 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Roar is a movie so filled with spectacularly bad ideas, it's insane that anyone made it yet alone survived it. It would be impossible, and surely illegal, for anyone to ever make a movie like it again. Even just watching it feels dangerous, like you're always seconds away from some ghastly tragedy you will never be able to unsee, but that you simply cannot look away from. So what is Roar? It's a movie from 1981 made by The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall and his wife Tippi Hedren (The Birds) with the intent of raising awareness for the need to protect wild animals, like lions and tigers and jaguars. And how do you raise awareness for something? By putting a bunch of people's lives in danger, of course.* Roar was filmed entirely using real lions, tigers...

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- Peter Hall

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A Lion Almost Eats a Man's Head in New Look at 'Roar' Coming from Drafthouse

7 March 2015 12:56 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Drafthouse Films recently partnered with Olive Films to offer audiences a re-release director Noel Marshall 1981 film Raor with plans for an upcoming limited theatrical release across the Us this spring followed by a Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand platforms release later this summer. What is Roarc I didn't know before the press release last month, but here's Drafthouse's Tim League's lengthy and fascinating description: Roar began while Tippi Hedren star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and her husband/manager Noel Marshall were shooting in Africa. After wrapping production they toured several safari wildlife preserves and were struck by the scene of an abandoned plantation house overrun by a large pride of lions. The image took root and inspired the epic eleven-year journey to create Roar. Hedren and Marshall quickly became devoted to raising awareness about the overhunting of wild lions, tigers and jaguars, as well as the inhumane treatment of big cats in captivity. »

- Brad Brevet

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Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies

23 February 2015 10:07 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The human condition. It is a tricky and complicated concept for us mortals to grasp in terms of our ugly, unpredictable behaviors. However, when one applies a revealing spotlight on the animal kingdom and takes a look at their on-screen aggression against humans it becomes a whole new ballgame. Occasionally, the source of frustration embedded in these wayward creatures is often times triggered by the psychological prompting of the bad seed humans responsible for their behavioral tirade against nature and man.

In Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies we will look at the bombastic beasts gone ballistic in cinematic society. Maybe you have your own selections of haywire critters out to cause random havoc? If so then they probably would suffice within the theme of this movie column when detailing the animals that run amok on land, by sea or in the air.

The selections for »

- Frank Ochieng

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Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards - live blog

22 February 2015 3:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.

Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.

16:29Meanwhile, Giuliana Rancic and Khloe Kardashian, both dressed in red, are back in the studio, deconstructing Anna Kendrick's red dress. They seem to like it (and her) but are unconvinced it's the right colour for the Oscars. What say you guys?

16:25Sienna Miller, who is looking stunning, natters to Seacrest about American Sniper. For all that movie's flaws, Miller gives a very solid performance. Combined »

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