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Before You Go Down 'Fury Road,' Watch This 3-Minute Tribute To The 'Mad Max' Series

10 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Over the summer, director George Miller called his long-gestating “Mad Max: Fury Road” a “western on wheels,” and indeed, the original trilogy didn’t shy away from using the archetypes of the western genre, with Max Rockatansky himself taking the place of Clint Eastwood’s similarly taciturn antihero in an arid landscape. In fact, Miller directly nodded to Eastwood’s most famous role in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” by having a character introduce Mel Gibson’s Max as “The Man With No Name.” A new supercut from Dave Black further drives this point home, so put on your leather jacket, practice your squint and check it out below. Set to Ennio Morricone’s haunting “Man With A Harmonica” cue from the “Once Upon A Time In The West” score, the three-minute-and-twenty-second long montage, titled “The Man We Called Max,” cuts scenes from the original trilogy—in the wrong aspect ratio, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Watch John Simm's Playlist

29 September 2014 12:52 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

John Simm, star of Doctor Who, Life On Mars and Sky 1's Mad Dogs, is the latest celebrity to make his filmic recommendations for a Sky Movies Playlist. Famous for playing The Master in Doctor Who, John Simm's Playlist choices are a little more down to earth. Classics like Taxi Driver, Once Upon A Time In The West and Rebel Without A Cause are among those that make his list. »

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Looking back at Back To The Future Part III

16 September 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Back To The Future Part III isn't the most popular film in the trilogy. But Simon argues this sci-fi western deserves more love...

I don't think I'm going out on much of a limb by saying that, in general, Back To The Future Part III is the least talked about film in the trilogy. It shouldn't be, in my personal view, but it's the one that generally puts technology on the back burner, introduces a love story, and visually is the most different.

Personally, I've never thought the labelling of Back To The Future Part III as the least liked film in the series - as some have - is particular fair, though. My 10-year old would go even further. It's his favourite of the lot.


So why then do some not warm to it as much? Well, let's deal with that, before I go onto the film in more detail. »

- ryanlambie

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: L’avventura

20 August 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 25, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Monica Vitti does the ennui thing in Antonioni's L'avventura.

Michelangelo Antonioni (La notte) unleashed a new kind of cinematic grammar–one that was more concerned with pace and space than it was with dialogue–with his 1960 masterwork L’avventura.

An iconic and undeniably challenging slice of 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative in its own right, the classic L’avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Once Upon a Time in the West’s Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (L’eclisse’s Monica Vitti, in her breakout role).

Antonioni’s controversial international sensation—it was the cocktail party conversation piece of the year—is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.

Criterion’s new DVD and Blu-ray »

- Laurence

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Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years – Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

19 August 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Another print icon bites the dust.

Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers’ guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV Movies. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously.

“An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their information online from their mobile devices or computers,” Maltin told me this morning. “These are not the likely customers for a physical paperback reference book. Our sales have sharply declined in recent years.”

The virtual death of bookstores likely didn’t help the cause either. “We still have a loyal readership,” Maltin said. “It »

- Pete Hammond

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: My Darling Clementine

29 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Henry Ford and Cathy Downs in My Darling Clementine

John Ford (Stagecoach) takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in 1946’s My Darling Clementine, a multi-layered, exceptionally well-constructed western and one of the director’s very best films.

Henry Fonda (Once Upon a Time in the West) cuts an iconic figure as Wyatt Earp, the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, and Victor Mature (Violent Saturday) gives the performance of his career as the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang.

Affecting and stunningly photographed, My Darling Clementine is a story of the triumph of civilization over the Wild West from American cinema’s consummate mythmaker.

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- Laurence

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Halfway Mark: The Best Movies of 2014 (so far) Part 2

1 July 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


15. Stranger by the Lake

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Written by Alain Guiraudie


Though Stranger by the Lake premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival (and appeared on Sound On Sight’s best of 2013 list), it finally reached North American audiences in January of this year. Alain Guiraudie’s stunning noir-tinged thriller is set entirely against the backdrop of a secluded lake–known to locals as a popular gay cruising spot. A tale of murder complicated by intense sexual obsession (garnering equal parts praise and criticism for its frank depiction of unsimulated gay sex) it accomplishes the rare feat of subtly guiding the way we pay attention to details as we watch. The film’s deceptively simple geography is mapped out as much aurally (and orally) as visually. By the time of the pulse-pounding climax, Guiraudie has masterfully taken hold of all of our senses in an ever-tightening claustrophobic grip. »

- Ricky

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The Rover

21 June 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Rover

Directed by: David Michod

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: June 23, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: Ten years after a global economic collapse, a loner (Pearce) looks for his stolen car with the help of an abandoned American (Pattinson).

Who’S It For? Viewers who like their thriller spaced out, with ebbs of intensity. On a smaller scale, this movie is also for anyone who has not yet confirmed Pattinson’s acting abilities.


There is a profound interest in impulse within the work of Australian filmmaker David Michod, whose number of features finally reaches two with his anticipated followup to Animal Kingdom, The Rover. Even his co-writing work for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s life-crasher movie Hesher is indicative of a storytelling force jazzed by that which is abrupt and unexplainable, and without worry of how polarizing these weirdo choices may be. With »

- Nick Allen

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At All Costs: Yann Danh talks about A Tout Prix

21 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 Trevor Hogg chats with Yann Danh about pursuing a childhood obsession as a career and for an added bonus the feature showcases his French short film A Tout Prix (At All Costs)…

“My mom is a storekeeper and my stepdad is a barman,” states French filmmaker Yann Danh who was 10 years old when he first became aware of the cinema.  “Watching movies became almost compulsive; I used to watch three or four a day such as Once Upon a Time in America [1984], Terminator [1984], Evil Dead [1981], 2001 [1968], Serpico [1973], Touch of Evil [1958], Once Upon a Time in the West [1968], Taxi Driver [1976], and Bruce Lee movies.”  The plan was to pursue a career in the video game industry changed at the age of 16.  “After making my first short film [in high school], I knew cinema was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”  Every film project has been educational.  “I learned how to make a shot list, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

10 June 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.

A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.

Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it. »

- Sam Moffitt

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"Empire Strikes Back" Greatest Film Ever?

30 May 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Six years after their last attempt, Empire Magazine has conducted a poll of over 250,000 film fans to come up with a list of the 301 greatest movies ever made. It's the 1980 classic "The Empire Strikes Back" which took the top spot, beating out the 2008 winner "The Godfather" which slipped down to second place. The Top 50 of the list are:

The Empire Strikes Back

The Godfather

The Dark Knight

The Shawshank Redemption

Pulp Fiction

Star Wars

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring


Raiders of the Lost Ark


Blade Runner

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King


Fight Club

The Godfather: Part II

Marvel's The Avengers

Back to The Future

Jurassic Park


Apocalypse Now


2001: A Space Odyssey

The Matrix

The Big Lebowski

Schindler's List



Terminator 2: Judgement Day

There Will Be Blood

American Beauty

Lawrence of Arabia

The »

- Garth Franklin

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Death Occurred Last Night | Blu-ray Review

6 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Raro Video continues remastering rare and obscure Italian titles with the long unavailable 1970 curio from Duccio Tessari, Death Occurred Last Night. A rare hybrid of police thriller and giallo, this fascinating title is a definite highlight in the little known Tessari’s varied filmography. Most noted for his work in spaghetti westerns, those unfamiliar with his work will surely be interested in seeking out other available titles. As seedy and ridiculous as it is intriguing and unfailingly amusing, its attention to character and narrative development sets it apart from similar titles of the time period, preceding comparable American fare such as Paul Schrader’s 1979 Hardcore.

A self-controlled yet increasingly desperate father (Raf Vallone) informs Detective Duca Lamberti (Frank Wolff) at the police station in Milan that his girl is missing. As he answers a round of questions, we discover his girl is actually a mentally handicapped twenty five year old »

- Nicholas Bell

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'The Silent Mountain' and 'The Night Crew' Acquired by Entertainment One Films

2 May 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Entertainment One Films Us (eOne) has been quite busy as of late, having acquired the North American rights to romantic drama "The Silent Mountain" and the U.S. rights to action thriller "The Night Crew." Both films are set to be released via all home entertainment platforms including DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and electronic sell through.  "The Silent Mountain," starring William Moseley ("The Chronicles of Narnia") and Claudia Cardinale ("Once Upon a Time in the West"), follows a young Austrian soldier as he sets out through the battlefields of Wwi as an impending explosion threatens to destroy the Alps he must traverse in order to save his Italian girlfriend. "'The Silent Mountain' is a film that was created with a local heart but has a worldwide appeal, and we are thrilled to now partner with such a great Us distributor,” said producers Heinz Stussak and Ernst Gossner. "The Night Crew, »

- Ziyad Saadi

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SteamWorld Dig (PlayStation 4) Review

18 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once Upon a Time in the West.

Stepping onto the sun-scorched plains of the wild, wild west — or, more accurately, the PlayStation Store — this week is Image & Form’s 2D platformer, SteamWorld Dig. Much like its unassuming protagonist, the company’s side-scrolling adventure has clambered up the gaming hierarchy over the last six months. Once a 3Ds eShop exclusive, the digital mining expedition is currently available through PC platforms and, more recently, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as part of Sony’s annual Spring Fever promotion.

Upon first glance, it’d be easy to dismiss SteamWorld Dig as a smorgasbord of different genres. From Spelunky’s loot-mongering to the resource management found in Terraria, the game undoubtedly draws from other titles in the side-scrolling genre. However, after several wondrous playthroughs, I soon discovered Image & Form’s title to be much, much more than the sum of its assimilated parts — the wild west, »

- Michael Briers

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Cinema Retro Special Report: Paul Talbot On The Making Of Charles Bronson's "The Evil That Men Do"

1 February 2014 10:26 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Paul Talbot

The poster screamed: “Most criminals answer to the law. The world’s most savage executioner must answer to Bronson.” Since the late 1960s, Charles Bronson’s name on a marquee was a guarantee of unchained action. When The Evil That Men Do opened in 1984, fans were hit with the expected violence─but this time they were also assaulted with thick layers of sadism, sleaze and depravity. And they loved it.

Born in 1921, Charles Bronson (originally Bunchinsky) was a dirt-poor Pennsylvania coal miner before he was drafted and later used the GI Bill to study acting. After dozens of small roles, he became a popular supporting player in hit films like The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963)─then went overseas to star in European pictures like Farewell, Friend (1967), Once Upon a Time in the West (1967) and Rider on the Rain (1970). Although ignored in the States─where they »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Soundtrack Review: Vocalion's Reissue Of La Musique De Michel Legrand / La Musique D’ Ennio Morricone – By Geoff Love Orchestra

22 January 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Darren Allison

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Vocalion’s latest release from their continuing series of popular Geoff Love re-releases from the 70s is this pairing of a couple of glorious albums originally released by Mfp Records, La musique de Michel Legrand (Mfp 2M046-95030) and La musique d’ Ennio Morricone (Mfp 2M046-94653) (both 1973). What made these two albums unusual was the fact that they were specifically produced for the European market. Later in 1975, both were issued in the UK as a 2-lp set - The Music of Michel Legrand and Ennio Morricone (Emi Duos 1181). Legrand’s heartfelt melodies work perfectly for Geoff Love’s style of Orchestration. The Windmills of your Mind and The Summer of ’42 will of course always be considered among Legrand’s finest signature pieces. However, Love brings a genuine sense of warmth to these covers, satisfying the ear of the easy-listening »

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Rescheduled – Super-8 Cowboy Movie Madness Now January 14th at The Way Out Club

6 January 2014 8:00 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Super-8 Cowboy Movie Madness was originally scheduled for January 7th but because of the weather we’re having in St. Louis, it’s been pushed back one week. The new date is January 14th

Saddle up pardners and mosey on down to The Way Out Club on January 14th for Super-8 Cowboy Movie Madness! Even if you don’t think you like westerns, stop on by cause we’re screening some dynamic and offbeat ones that will make you a fan of the genre. Leave your six-shooter at home! We’re showing, on Super-8 Sound film projected on a large screen (in condensed format – average length: 15 minutes): Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales, Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda in Once Upon A Time In The West, John Wayne in True Grit, Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck in How The West Was Won, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, »

- Tom Stockman

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Super-8 Cowboy Movie Madness January 7th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

2 January 2014 8:19 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saddle up pardners and mosey on down to The Way Out Club on January 7th for Super-8 Cowboy Movie Madness! Even if you don’t think you like westerns, stop on by cause we’re screening some dynamic and offbeat ones that will make you a fan of the genre. Leave your six-shooter at home! We’re showing, on Super-8 Sound film projected on a large screen (in condensed format – average length: 15 minutes): Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales, Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda in Once Upon A Time In The West, John Wayne in True Grit, Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck in How The West Was Won, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, and Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles.

Non-western films we’re showing January 7th are: The Invisible Man (1932), Bambi Meets Godzilla, »

- Tom Stockman

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