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Edgar Wright Has Never Seen These Movies, Pair Them Up For Four Nights In Los Angeles

18 October 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Edgar Wright's latest epic project [1] has him partnering with Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Bill Hader, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Greg Mottola, Harry Knowles, Rian Johnson and, probably, several of you. Like all of us, Wright has a bunch of classic and cult films he's never seen. Unlike all of us, he has the means to see them for the first time on the big screen and will do just that in December [2] at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles during Films Edgar Has Never Seen. The director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World asked both his famous friends (some of which are listed above) and fans to send in their personal must see lists and, from those titles, Wright came up with one mega list from which he'll pick a few movies to watch December 9-16. After the jump check »

- Germain Lussier

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Worth Remembering:  Anne Bancroft (1931 – 2005) – “The Consumate Everything”

14 August 2011 6:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Before we called them MILFs or cougars – long before – there was only Mrs. Robinson.  She was a mid-1960s adolescent fantasy come true; the sexy, available older woman/housewife next door with an appetite for young not-quite-men/not-quite-boys.  She became so indelibly, boldly etched in the public consciousness that the name became a noun – and, for young males, a hope – and the referenced fodder for a thousand if-only-they-were-true Letters to Penthouse.

But the character in the movie The Graduate (1967) was no exercise in wish fulfillment, no Weird Science (1985) or Risky Business (1983) teen’s wet dream.  Rather, Mrs. Robinson was a devouring suburban nightmare, a paean to unmoored youth and disillusioned adulthood and life-draining, soul-killing upper middle class ennui.

Over four decades later, the name still resonates, her portrait so deeply carved into the pop culture by Anne Bancroft’s letter perfect Oscar-nominated performance that Mrs. Robinson remains the proto-milf/cougar, »

- Bill Mesce

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As DVDs Die, Hollywood Finds a New Revenue Stream -- Old Movies

18 January 2011 5:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the DVD market in free fall, Hollywood studios are getting creative about finding new ways to pump up the home-entertainment dollar. Now you can have a custom-made copy of Anne Bancroft’s “The Pumpkin Eater” or Noel Coward’s 1933 Best Picture winner “Cavalcade.” Over the last year, MGM, Warner Brothers, Sony and others have begun to offer obscure, previously unavailable movies via DVD-on-demand and streaming. For a fee of approximately $20, many of the major studios will now burn select titles to disc. By custom-burning DVDs or streaming cult-favorite films from depths of »

- Brent Lang

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