13 items from 2011
2011 is the birthday centennial for Vincent Price, and the anniversary was celebrated by various magazines, blogs, film screenings and other events that honored the late actor. It was most memorably observed in Price’s hometown of St. Louis, where the Vincentennial was marked by a series of events organized primarily by Price fan Tom Stockman. Local newspaper reporter Raymond Castile and I attended many of the screenings, interviews, museum and gallery events in the more-than-month-long observance of the multifaceted man many think of as the “King of Horror.”
Raymond talked with a number of fans from around the world about their love of Price (including myself), and their encounters with him in life or on the screen. I later talked with a number of Vincent Price’s »
- Max Cheney
Peter Fonda, Parky Fonda Oscar-nominated Actor Peter Fonda (Ulee's Gold) and wife Parky attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] Actor James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar recipient, as Jones is co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (The Cardinal, Death Becomes Her, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was handed the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Son of Oscar winner Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) and brother of two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home), among Peter Fonda's credits are The Wild Angels, The Trip, Easy Rider, with »
- D. Zhea
Roger Corman is an interesting character. He’s a provocateur, a goof, a “schlockmaster,” a great assembler of talent, an independent film legend, an international film buff, an under-appreciated master of concepts and execution. All of these sides are shown in Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, director Alex Stapleton‘s new documentary that attempts to reconcile all of these disparate character traits and titles into one cohesive piece. And, happily, he mostly succeeds.
The film is a combination of Hollywood luminaries relating to the audience what makes Corman so unique through talking head interviews mixed with a mostly-chronological telling of his story to inform us of what exactly we should be admiring about him. The crux of the story seems to be that he is under-appreciated not only amongst the film elite but also from an entire new generation of film fans that grew up without drive-thrus or grindhouses (alas, »
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It may be Sunday, but you know the saying - There's no rest for the wicked. Which must be why Rob Zombie chose today to announce some of the biggest casting news yet for his upcoming Lords of Salem. Read on for the details.
Here's what Zombie had to say about Dern on, where else?, his Facebook page:
Here's some really exciting casting news! I am fucking thrilled to announce that Academy Award nominated actor Bruce Dern has joined the ever growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. Bruce is taking on the role of Francis Matthias author of the book "Satan's Last Stand - The Truth About The Salem Witch Trials." Francis may know a little too much about witches for his own good.
- Uncle Creepy
Are you keeping up with the latest casting news for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem ? A week ago, the writer-director added Torsten Voges to the film. That's in addition to Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Today, he took to Facebook to write: Here's some really exciting casting news! I am fucking thrilled to announce that Academy Award nominated actor Bruce Dern has joined the ever growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. Bruce is taking on the role of Francis Matthias author of the book "Satan's Last Stand - The Truth About The Salem Witch Trials." Francis may know a little too much about witches for his own good. Bruce has appeared in so many classic films it is almost impossible to list them but here are a few: The Wild Angels, The Trip, »
Hey Los Angeles… grab your popcorn, because Landmark Theatres has announced it’s Fall-Winter film calender for the Nuart Theatre. It highlights limited-run films to avid cinephiles in Los Angeles, offering an essential guide for audiences to discover exciting films that may never enjoy the publicity of nationwide exposure. Included in the mix of programming are documentaries, reissues, features from a variety of foreign countries and other edgy, alternative cinema.
Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles
Showtimes and information: (310)281-8223
Features Friday, October 14 . Thursday, October 20
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search Of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
A son’s riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the secret world of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby, who rose through the ranks of “The Company” and soon was involved in covert operations in »
- Melissa Howland
Lots more soundtrack deep cuts; loads more fun.
Our lovely friends at The Cinefamily have returned to the internet bringing gifts: another volume (their 2nd!) of the now-bi-monthly podcast, Soundtrack Shelf.
I was a big, big fan of Volume 1 because it was a boatload of fun hosted by Bret and because it was of impeccable taste. In fact, I was listening to that very volume thinking about when I might get – and if there might even be — Volume 2. Then this happened:
The Soundtrack Shelf, vol. 2! Our killer soundtrack podcast is back with new movie groovies to movie-you. Dig this Asap http://t.co/3nto6nPAugust 5, 2011 7:17 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite@cinefamilycinefamily
Can’t beat that for serendipity.
Volume 2 is more of the same awesomeness. I’m only about two-thirds of the way through it at the moment, but I feel safe in saying that. I also feel safe in saying that »
Some cool stuff’s out there, but your gateway to it is right here.
If you didn’t catch up with out the latest guru blotter early this morning, head over there to find out all the latest in guru-related news, notes and glorious good stuff. It’s all worth checking up on, especially the John Sayles interview with the Av club.
But, really, the “must read” of the day goes to this and it is…well, I’ll let Joe explain:
Author and biographer Joe McBride turned us on to the fact that producer and film historian Dennis Bartok has started his own blog. And this week he’s up with a fascinating glimpse of Orson Welles shooting The Other Side of the Wind as observed by director Vincent Sherman’s son Eric, who worked for two weeks as a second cameraman on the still-unreleased feature, sort of a »
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Roger Corman was in St. Louis last weekend as Guest of Honor at Vincentennial, the Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration here in St. Louis, the city of his birth. Corman had directed Price in the series of Edgar Allan Poe adaptions in the 1960′s and was our first choice as a special guest for the event. Last Saturday, May 21st, we screened a 35mm print of Tomb Of Ligeia (1965) at the spacious Hi-Pointe Theater preceded by an on-stage interview with Corman moderated by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog magazine. This discussion centered on Corman’s collaborations and friendship with Vincent Price. On Sunday May 22nd, we brought Corman back for a second interview, this time discussing his overall career as a director and producer of over 500 films. Corman spoke candidly about his start in show biz and the rigors of ultra-low budget filmmaking. »
- Tom Stockman
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Celebrated producer and director Roger Corman will be in St. Louis this weekend to help kick off the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival. We Are Movie Geeks has decided to take a look at the directing career of the man known as .King of the B.s’, a Hollywood legend who.s discovered so much talent and gave so many future directors and actors their starts, that he has to be considered a one-man movie industry. Since we just posted the Top Ten Best of Vincent Price last week and included three of the eight Corman/Price collaborations in that list, we decided to leave off the films he made with Price this week and focus on other films that he directed. Roger Corman will be at the Hi-Pointe Theater at 1005 McCausland Ave. in St. Louis on Saturday May 21 to speak »
- Movie Geeks
As champions of indie cinema, Dread Central is often privy to early details on upcoming projects, and today we have for you a first look at Kristian Day's Vessel in the form of a very preliminary plot breakdown and stills from the film along with two different posters.
Vessel stars actor, author, and public speaker Frank Meeink. He wrote the book Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, and a major TV network just picked up a new reality show he'll be hosting. It also stars Vanessa Giselle, Jerika Rangel, Ryan Kolder, and Barron Christian. All the make-up was done by Patrick Boltinghouse of Vanity and Glamour.
Vessel was produced, directed, written, and photographed by Kristian Day and inspired by an idea from Marcus Koch (100 Tears, Fell). It was shot during 2010 in Des Moines, Iowa, and is currently in post production aiming for an October 2011 release.
According to Day, "The film is about drug abuse, »
- Uncle Creepy
Calling all Roger Corman fans! MGM HD is having a Roger Corman tribute every friday night in March and we have a special Prize Pack Giveaway for five lucky winners! Each winner will get the Roger Corman Collection DVD Box Set which includes: Bloody Mama, A Bucket of Blood, The Trip, Premature Burial, The Young Racers, The Wild Angels, Gas-s-s and X. How to enter? All you have to do is post a comment to this blog post [one comment per entrant, please] with your answer to the following question - which is your favorite Roger Corman movie? Enter one comment from now until end of day on March18th, 2011, and then we'll randomly select the winners, and send you all the goods! The Roger Corman tribute runs on MGM HD every Friday night...
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The Electric Cinema - the oldest cinema in London - will be celebrating its 100th birthday this Saturday (26th February) with the 'Eclectic Electric All-Nighter'.
The venue will be screening a selection of films from the Cinema Club's 1970s programmes, and is set to be guest curated by Peter Howden.
Screenings begin at 11pm with Michael Powell's recently restored psychological masterpiece Peeping Tom (1960) before being followed by Roger Corman's The Trip (1967), Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising (1964) and finishing off with Thx 1138 (1971), Star Wars director George Lucas' very first feature film.
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- Daniel Green
13 items from 2011
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