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48 L.A. and NYC Outdoor Movies to See Before Summer’s Over

19 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

If you haven’t yet caught a movie outdoors this summer, then you’re missing out! On a nice night, pack your bag with a picnic blanket, snacks, and bug spray, and head out to one of these flicks under the night sky! New York City August 20What: “The Way We Were”Who: Starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, the classic Sydney Pollack-directed romantic drama won two Oscars at the 1974 ceremony.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”Who: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, and others. Where: South Street Seaport What: “Captain Phillips”Who: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi star in the 2013 dramatic thriller that earned six Oscar noms and had everyone saying, “I’m the captain now.”Where: Pier 63 Lawn  August 21What: “Coming to America”Who: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and others.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “The Birds »

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Hitchcock Takes Over Paramount and State This Week

12 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

By Frank Calvillo

Few other filmmakers lived to see their name become synonymous with a specific brand of filmmaking quite like Alfred Hitchcock did. This month, as part of their Summer Classic Film Series, the Paramount and Stateside Theaters have lined up a weeklong tribute to Hitchcock featuring the likes of Psycho and The Birds, among other gems from the master of suspense; each of which, regardless of how many prior viewings, remains a thrilling pleasure to see on the big screen.

"We're playing the hits, and a few B-sides too," proclaims Paramount's official site in describing Hitchcock week. Hits is right with North by Northwest, Vertigo and Notorious also scheduled to screen, while "second-tier" Hitchcock classics Rebecca and Strangers on a Train (screening the following week) also make appearances. However, it's the four interestingly chosen aforementioned B-sides that prove interesting highlights and really speak to Hitchcock's versatility as a filmmaker. »

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Conversation with Kelly Reilly about Calvary

25 July 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Calvary director/writer John Michael McDonagh with Kelly Reilly at the Explorers Club: "Well, in Ireland, 'dirty little whore', it's almost like endearing."

John Michael McDonagh's Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O'Dowd, Isaach De Bankolé, Domhnall Gleeson, Dylan Moran with The Diving Bell And The Butterfly's Marie-Josée Croze, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, M Emmet Walsh and David Wilmot. Fox Searchlight Pictures celebrated with a luncheon at the Explorers Club in New York with guests including Jimmy Breslin, Dana Delany, Jodi Applegate, Annette Insdorf, Eugene Hernandez, Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Gross.

I spoke with Kelly Reilly and what started out with Monica Vitti in Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert and Tippi Hedren's style in Hitchcock's The Birds, quickly turned to themes of forgiveness which brought us to develop a quick theory of a Holy Female Trinity holding Calvary together, before lunch was served.

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Hollywood Costume Lands At The Academy

8 July 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »

- Michelle McCue

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Funko Adds Alfred Hitchcock to its Wacky Wobbler Line

3 July 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's not often that directors are immortalized in plastic, but Alfred Hitchcock is no ordinary director. Hitch is near and dear to all horror fans' hearts, and he's about to get Wacky!

From the Press Release:

"Good Evening."

Funko Presents...

The Master of Suspense!

The man behind Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, and more has been immortalized as a Wacky Wobbler! Available October 2014.

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The Best and Worst Advice Laff Filmmakers Have Ever Received

18 June 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With the 20th La Film Festival now underway (until June 19), Indiewire sent out questionnaires to filmmakers with films screening at Laff asking them a variety of questions as part of the How I Shot That series. Many of these filmmakers were eager to disclose some of the best and worst advice they have received in their careers. Check out some of the advice below.  Best Advice: "If you reference something correctly in a documentary, you can use it for free under 'public domain.' Love that." -- Director Ravi Patel ("Meet the Patels")  "Do the big scares first, make sure you got them right, and then move on to the rest of the movie." -- Director Seth Grossman ("Inner Demons") "The best advice came from (my cinematographer) Seamus Tierney and my production design professor at AFI, Robert Boyle ("North by Northwest," "The Birds," "In Cold Blood," "Cape Fear"). He had »

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Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco turns down Alfred Hitchcock - watch

5 June 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicole Kidman's performance as actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco prompted plenty of attention.

In this clip from the film, Kidman's Grace turns down an approach from Alfred Hitchcock (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) to return to the silver screen to play the title role of Margaret 'Marnie' Edgar.

Kelly's rejection meant that Hitchcock briefly shelved the project to work on The Birds, where he gave Tippi Hedren her screen debut

When he returned to Marnie a year later, he opted to keep his leading blonde, who starred opposite "some Scottish fellow" that Cubby Broccoli was raving about.

Watch the trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie below: »

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What It Looks Like When Your Favorite Movie Posters Come to Life

6 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here's one way to transform your standard movie poster into something you want to wrap your arms around and tuck into your forever box. As the below images prove, just the tiniest bit of animation sprinkled on an ordinary poster immediately makes it more alluring.    Maybe we weren't in the mood to watch Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds before, but after seeing Tippi Hedren being attacked by a crazed flock of black birds on a continual loop we're jonesing for more evil from above.   Is this the future of movie posters? Well, technically it's already happening. Studios have been releasing motion posters online for awhile now, but these are a little different. They're calculated and subtle; less "Look at me!" and more...

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What It Looks Like When Your Favorite Movie Posters Come to Life

6 May 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Here's one way to transform your standard movie poster into something you want to wrap your arms around and tuck into your forever box. As the below images prove, just the tiniest bit of animation sprinkled on an ordinary poster immediately makes it more alluring.    Maybe we weren't in the mood to watch Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds before, but after seeing Tippi Hedren being attacked by a crazed flock of black birds on a continual loop we're jonesing for more evil from above.   Is this the future of movie posters? Well, technically it's already happening. Studios have been releasing motion posters online for awhile now, but these are a little different. They're calculated, subtle and slowly draw you in with their memorizing...

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May 6th DVD & Blu-ray Releases Include The Birds, Countess Dracula, Godzilla Movies

5 May 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hey everyone! Starting this week, Daily Dead is going to be bringing you a weekly DVD & Blu-ray release recap so that you guys and gals can better keep up on all the great home horror entertainment coming at you each and every week. Considering the amount of titles being announced these days, we figured this would be a handy reminder of just some of the awesome movies you can to add to your own DVD and Blu-ray collections.

Here’s a rundown on what’s coming your way this week including a ton of amazing classic titles in hi-def from Universal Studios, a handful of Godzilla sequels being released on Blu-ray, and more.

Spotlight Titles:

Rear Window (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & Digital HD with UltraViolet)

None of Hitchcock’s films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer J.B. »

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Convergence: The Making of Divergent

2 May 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats to production visual effects supervisor Jim Berney, visual effects producer Greg Baxter; and visual effects supervisors Matt Dessero, Marshall Krasser, and Berj Bannayan about bringing a dystopian Chicago to the big screen…

Greg Baxter

“I hadn’t work with Lionsgate or Summit before,” explains VFX Producer Greg Baxter (Jack the Giant Slayer) who was recruited to become a member of the Divergent production team led by filmmaker Neil Burger (The Illusionist).  “There was a long stage of ‘Do you green light or do you not?’  By the time the button was hit they were racing to get it going.  It all happened over the holidays with a bunch of phone calls where they were vetting me and I jumped right in.  A lot of the crew had the same experience.  I’m not the young adult target audience so I quickly read the books and script.  I »

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Blu-ray Release: Fate Is the Hunter

28 April 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: May 13, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Nancy Kwan and Glenn Ford investigate an airplane disaster in Fate Is the Hunter.

In May, Fate Is the Hunter, the 1964 mystery drama film directed by Ralph Nelson about the drama revolving around an ill-fated commercial airline flight, makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

From the 1961 best seller by aviation author Ernest K. Gann, Fate Is the Hunter details a horrific airplane crash and, in its aftermath, the desperate attempt to discover what brought plane, passengers, and crew to their fiery fate. Directed by Ralph Nelson, with striking black-and-white cinematography by Milton Krasner (All About Eve), Fate is a combination of disaster movie and mystery that interweaves the stories of a dogged investigator (Glenn Ford, 3:10 to Yuma)), the doomed pilot (Rod Taylor, The Time Machine), his bereaved girlfriend (Nancy Kwan, Flower Drum Song), and the tragedy’s sole survivor (Suzanne Pleshette, »

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Fun Horror Movie Easter Eggs That You Might've Missed!

18 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Easter eggs. You color them. You decorate them. You display them, and you eventually eat them. And wouldn't ya know it; they're also hidden in some of our favorite horror films!

In the world of entertainment, 'Easter egg' is a term given to any hidden message or piece of imagery thrown into a movie, which is usually seen in the background of a frame for a split second. If you blink, you miss it. But if you've got a keen eye, and you're paying close attention, you're rewarded with a fun little treat that's sure to make you smile.

This Sunday being Easter and all, it seems only right that we take a look back on some fun Easter eggs that we've found in horror movies over the years. So let's do a little hunting, shall we?!

One of the more well-known horror movie Easter eggs can be found in Predator 2, »

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Hitchcock Storyboard Gallery Features Scenes from 'Psycho,' 'The Birds' and More

8 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Fans of cinematic legend Alfred Hitchcock are probably familiar with the director's dedication to precise and detailed storyboards for nearly all of the key scenes from his classic works, from horror classics Psycho and The Birds to groundbreaking thrillers like Vertigo, Spellbound and Shadow of a Doubt.     Filmmaker Iq, a site dedicated to online courses, studies and essays on classic cinema, has posted an eye-popping collection of storyboards from thirteen of Hitch's landmark productions.     Although he had developed an extensive background as a draftsman and commercial artist before he ever stepped behind a camera, Hitchcock chose to hire dedicated illustrators to storyboard his films – including famous title designer Saul Bass, who not only created the iconic Psycho title sequence, but also drafted the boards for the film's infamous shower murder.     Filmmaker Iq not only presents large-format scans of storyboards from these and many more immortal titles, but also offers a »

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Alfred Hitchcock Tribute Sculpture Casts a Very Familiar Shadow

28 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

As far as artists go, Jeff Asper is a pretty unique one. So unique, in fact, that he was kicked out of traditional art classes in school, for putting too much of his own spin on the assignments he was given. Though that kind of creativity didn't fly in school, it's certainly working for Jeff nowadays, and his true artistic passion lies in turning found objects, a.k.a. 'junk,' into truly one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

One of Jeff's most impressive creations is no doubt his tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, which was welded together out of found objects. Though a beautiful piece on its own, which includes a handful of birds, a human skull and a spider web, the sculpture really comes to life when Jeff puts it in the proper position and shines a line towards it, revealing the truly masterful thing about this incredible work of art. »

- John Squires

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DVD/Blu-ray Deals: Star Trek: Tng, Alfred Hitchcock, Ultimate Gangsters Collection, Ice Age 1-4 Collection, and More

22 March 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Every week Amazon rotates a number of their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below.  If you're a Star Trek: Tng fan, these are some of the best prices yet on the remastered seasons on Blu-ray. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1 [Blu-ray] - $31.49 (59% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] - $105.49 (65% off). Includes 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery and Kim Novak. Each film has been digitally restored. »

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Linkomaniac Pt. 1

18 March 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Daily Beast talks to Uma Thurman about Lars von Trier and gender politics

Five Thirty Eight parses Shakespeare and finds that Romeo & Juliet have a relationship that's not totally based on getting to know one another. Duh!

The Wire reviews Doll & Em, a new miniseries starring Emily Mortimer 

Playbill Katharine McPhee has landed a series lead gig in a CBS show called Scorpion. (I guess they never saw Smash?)

Salon on the eve of the release of Divergent, a reminder that not every Ya best-seller aiming for Hunger Games phenom status succeeds: Beautiful Creatures, City of Ember, The Host and more...

The Guardian Brittany Murphy's final film, Something Wicked, is completed four years after her death

Vulture 294 "issues" Glee has addressed in its first 99 episodes

Variety they went really young casting Peter Pan for that self proclaimed "international" and "diverse" Pan film which keeps casting white people in »

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Monsterpalooza 2014 Hits Marriott Burbank Convention Center March 28-30

18 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the most beloved art/horror fests on the West Coast is Monsterpalooza, which celebrates the "Art of Monsters." The fest will hit Burbank once again on March 28-30. Save the date!

As usual, Monsterpalooza will feature award-winning F/X artists, special presentations, a walk-thru monster museum, and monster-related artwork on display and for sale. The list of celebrity guests is large and impressive. Take a look at whom you can expect to see at this year’s Monsterpalooza.

Special Celebrity Guests From The Genre And Beyond!

Kenji Sahara – War Of The Gargantuas, Destroy All Monsters, Rodan, Godzilla vs The Thing, The Mysterians, King Kong vs Godzilla

Harou Nakajima – Godzilla, Rodan, Destroy All Monsters

Russ Tamblyn – “Twin Peaks”, War Of The Gargantuas

Rutger HauerBlade Runner, The Hitcher, “True Blood

Dee SniderTwisted Sister, Strangeland, Van Helsing’s Curse

Tippi HedrenThe Birds, Marnie, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Nancy Allen – Blow Out, »

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DVD/Blu-ray Deals: Star Trek: Tng, Alfred Hitchcock, Ultimate Gangsters Collection, Ice Age 1-4 Collection, and More

16 March 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Every Sunday Amazon rotates a number of their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below. Some of these deals won’t last, so if you see something you like don’t wait too long.  Also, if you're a Star Trek: Tng fan, these are some of the best prices yet on the fantastic remastered seasons on Blu-ray. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1 [Blu-ray] - $31.49 (59% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 [Blu-ray] - $45.99 (65% off) Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] - $105.49 (65% off). Includes 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more.  Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Cary Grant, »

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Taped Director To Remake The Birds For Michael Bay

13 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Variety is reporting that Diederick Van Rooijen has been hired to direct a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The Birds, to be produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures for Universal.Van Rooijen is probably best known for his Dutch thriller Taped, which played at Fantastic Fest in 2012, and follows a young Dutch couple holidaying in Argentina, who go on the run from the local authorities after witnessing a cop commit murder.Platinum Dunes has been responsible for a number of remakes in the past few years, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and are now winding the clock back even further with this remake of Hitchcock's 1963 classic. No doubt Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor's...

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