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Poster for festive comedy Love the Coopers

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Ahead of its release next month, a poster has arrived online for the festive comedy Love the Coopers, which we have for you here…

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Love the Coopers

Love The Coopers follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn to night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Directed by Jesse Nelson (I Am Sam), Love The Coopers features an all-star cast including Ed Helms (Vacation), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2), June Squibb (Nebraska), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War), Alan Arkin (Going In Style), John Goodman (The Gambler) and Diane Keaton (The Godfather). The film hits Us cinemas on November 13th and UK cinemas on December 4th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Francis Ford Coppola Doesn’t Want to Make “Factory Movies”

7 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Francis Ford Coppola makes a lot more wine than he does movies nowadays. We haven’t seen a film from the iconic director behind The GodfatherApocalypse Now, and The Conversation for four years now. His last picture, Twixt, came and went. Over the past decade Coppola has been directing some of his most experimental work, not what he calls “factory movies,” which […]

The post Francis Ford Coppola Doesn’t Want to Make “Factory Movies” appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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The Films That Should Be TV Shows

4 October 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway suggests some films that would work well as TV shows…

With the new series of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now underway, the Limitless TV show having just debuted in the Us, and talk of a Game of Thrones movie being made (later denied). There’s even a TV show (the second, following a short-lived 1990 show) of the John Hughes/John Candy classic Uncle Buck coming soon. Add in the Minority Report TV show, and the just announced Lethal Weapon series and we have truly entered the age of the TV and film crossover.

The line between TV and film is growing smaller. The “small screen” is no longer seen as a step down from the cinema, largely because our TVs are no longer small, and people are watching what awful people call “content” in the same way – streaming it to their TV, laptop or tablet. Martin Scorsese, »

- Neil Calloway

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Review: "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" (2009); A Film By Richard Shepard

3 October 2015 8:26 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

It's rare that a feature included as a bonus in a Blu-ray release of a classic movie would rate having us provide a separate review. However, director Richard Shepard's acclaimed documentary "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazle" merits exceptional treatment. The 2009 movie gained considerable praise when first released but suffered the fate of most documentaries in that it was not widely seen outside of the art house circuit and a DVD release the following year. Fortunately, Warner Home Video had the good instincts to include it in their 40th anniversary Blu-ray release of "Dog Day Afternoon" (click here for review) , a film in which Cazale stole the show despite sharing the screen with some of the most talented actors on the planet.  The documentary packs a great deal into it's all-too-brief 40 minute running time and sheds much light on the career of Cazale, perhaps »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Watch: 13-Minute Video Essay Peels Back The Layers Of Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Conversation'

2 October 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Francis Ford Coppola is, quite possibly, the director of some of cinema’s finest moments, with the three ‘Godfather’ films and “Apocalypse Now.” And, while the magnitude of these works ought to never be overlooked, the fact of the matter is that some of his other (and in one case, in this writer’s opinion, better) films often end up buried in the periphery of the praise that has slowly amassed over the decades. Said better film? The 1974 Gene Hackman espionage thriller “The Conversation.” Wedged right in there between “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II,” the flick was undervalued — but surely never forgotten — for quite some time, but has seen a resurgence in recent years (thank you Netflix). Now, a new video essay from the folks over at The Discarded Image has taken on the rather incredible opening sequence for their newest installment. Read More: Retrospective: The Films of Francis Ford CoppolaThe Conversation, »

- Gary Garrison

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Asc Student Heritage Award Winners Named

26 September 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three young d.p.’s were honored on Saturday night at the American Society of Cinematographers’ Gordon Willis Student Heritage Awards, designed to showcase the next generation of filmmakers. The honors, named after the late d.p. behind “The Godfather” trilogy, were announced at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood.

Honorees included Graduate Award winner Steven Holloway from American University for “The Defeat X3”; Undergraduate Award winner Nicolas Aguilar Ketchum from Chapman University for “Run”; and Documentary Award winner Rob Scribner of Full Sail University for “Warbird Pilot: Behind the Visor.”

There were 13 competitors total, with six each in the narrative categories.

To be considered, participants must be recommended by instructors at their respective film schools. A blue ribbon panel of Asc members then judges the submission.


- Steve Chagollan

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Beyond Fright review: Dog Day Afternoon (40th Anniversary Bluray)

20 September 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’m a massive fan of heist films. There’s just something so entertaining and gripping as sitting down and watching films like Heat, Reservoir Dogs, or in this case, Dog Day Afternoon. Easily one of my favorite subgenres of film, films like the ones mentioned above were all able to not only tell a very tightly wound tale, but offered their viewers characters that leaped off of the screen Every Single Time you revisited them. Sidney Lumet’s 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon gave its viewers a wild ride of a film, and one that offered its audience something entirely different, from its ability to sympathize with its antagonists all the way to its true story of a man robbing a bank to pay for his lover’s sex change. It’s a completely unique and lasting film, and not only does Warner Bros.’ new 40th Anniversary Bluray give fans »

- Jerry Smith

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Trends in 70's Cinema: New Hollywood

20 September 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Do you enjoy special-effects laden blockbusters? How about gritty crime dramas? Or biting comedies? The New Hollywood movement helped to make all of these possible in mainstream cinema. 

New Hollywood is less a trend about the kinds of films that were produced and more about the people making them. The New Hollywood movement was about a new generation of filmmakers who came of age in the 60’s and went on to define filmmaking in the 70’s. These are filmmakers who went against tradition to push film to new heights and explore new genres and ideas. New Hollywood is the passing of the torch from the classic era of filmmaking to the modern era. It showed us both how great intimate character-focused dramas could be, but it also expanded the possibilities of what film could be, giving birth to the blockbuster. The New Hollywood movement is the foundation upon which current cinema is based. »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Tiff 2015: Heat 20th Anniversary with Michael Mann

16 September 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church reports on the Heat 20th anniversary screening and Michael Mann Q&A at Toronto International Film Festival…

One of the most groundbreaking crime dramas of its time, Heat celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Toronto International Film Festival with a screening of the film in a new 35mm print followed by a Q&A session with the director himself, Michael Mann.

This film was the first time ever legendary actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro starred together on the big screen. They had previously starred in The Godfather Part II together, but did not appear alongside each other due to De Niro’s role as Vito Corleone in flashbacks. Heat changes that by casting De Niro as a cool as ice thief and Pacino the obsessed cop determined to take him down. During the course of the film, these two characters discover they are not so different from each other, »

- Ricky Church

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Meryl Streep's Marriage Has Lasted as Long as Her Career

15 September 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Meryl Streep knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and sculptor Don Gummer have been married since 1978, and he's been by her side at a number of industry events and award shows in the years since. Meryl may have been mentioned more than God in Oscars acceptance speeches over the last decade, but at the 2012 Academy Awards, it was her husband who received a sweet shout-out. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me." The pair first met after her partner John Cazale - of The Godfather and The Deer Hunter - died of bone cancer. She »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deathdream

12 September 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Perhaps best remembered for the huge success of teen comedy Porky’s (1981) and perennial yuletide fave A Christmas Story (1983), Bob Clark will forever be known to horror fans as the director of Black Christmas (1974) ,  the taut, flat out scary as hell blueprint for John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) . However, the same year he made BC, came the potent anti Vietnam parable Deathdream, aka Dead of Night, a chilling indictment on the ravages of war mixed with a spooky EC Comics vibe. Rarely talked about, it still packs a wallop today.

Made right after Clark’s rather boring zombie debut Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972), but not released until August of ’74, Deathdream didn’t make much of a ripple at the box office but did see some solid notices. At the time, there weren’t a lot of films tackling the Vietnam War (most notable was 1968’s execrable John Wayne »

- Scott Drebit

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"The Art Of The Score": New York Philharmonic Presents "On The Waterfront" And "The Godfather"

10 September 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The New York Philharmonic will resume its popular "Art of the Score" program which features the orchestra playing live accompaniment to the classic scores for equally classic motion pictures. It's a great opportunity to see the original films in pristine presentations along with one of the world's great orchestras playing the scores. 

On September 18, the Philharmonic will present director Elia Kazan's "On the Waterfront" and play the score by Leonard Bernstein. David Newman conducts and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne in the special guest. For more click here. 

On September 19 and 21, the orchestra will present another Marlon Brando classic, Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" with score by Nino Rota. Justin Freer will make his debut as NY Philharmonic conductor. Special guest will be actor/singer Paul Sorvino. For more click here.  »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Francis Ford Coppola to Get Pen Center Lifetime Achievement Award

10 September 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Screenwriters and filmmakers are among those set to receive Pen Center USA honors on November 16, 2015, in Beverly Hills. Francis Ford Coppola will accept the organization’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The inimitable Coppola's body of work spans over five decades as a director, producer and screenwriter. He's one of few filmmakers to win two Palme d'Ors, for "The Conversation" and "Apocalypse Now," and he's won Academy Awards for films including "Patton" and "The Godfather" series. Meghan Daum, Claudia Rankine, Noah Hawley and screenwriter Graham Moore (Oscar winner for "The Imitation Game") are among winners of the Pen Center's 2015 Literary Awards, who will receive $1,000. Read More: Watch: Francis Ford Coppola on the Future of Cinema, Marlon Brando and Regrets The 2015 award winners include: Meghan Daum (Creative Nonfiction Award for "The Unspeakable"); Victor Lodato (Drama Award for "Arlington"); Robert »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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When they were young: 8 A-listers' amazingly fresh-faced audition tapes

9 September 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

At some point in our lives - most often early on - we were all young. But when it comes to some actors, that's hard to believe... until you watch their fresh-faced audition tapes, that is.

Here, then, are 8 examples of joyfully awkward casting tapes where the now rich and famous were very young and eager to please. Resist the urge the hug the following, if you can...

1. Hugh Jackman

Film: X-Men (2002)

Role: Logan / Wolverine

Age at the time: 33

Did he get the part? Yes

Hugh Jackman only came on board X-Men very late in the day, replacing Dougray Scott, who had decided to do Mission: Impossible 2 instead. Good call, Dougray.

2. Matthew McConaughey

Film: Dazed and Confused (1993)

Role: David Wooderson

Age at the time: 22

Did he get the part? Yes

MTV's heavy metal show Headbangers' Ball, incidentally, was "killed off" in 2012. Fortunately, thanks to this audition tape, it lives on! »

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Listen To Me Marlon – The Review

3 September 2015 10:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This year has already seen several extraordinary feature-length documentaries, many of which were pulled from the popular arts. Actually some excellent examples focused on the music world, with Lambert & Stamp and Amy attracting a great deal of acclaim (and quite a bit early Oscar-buzz). This new release delves into another art, the art (and it really is one) of acting, by giving us a peek at a true legend of stage and screen. Often actors become a touchstone, a symbol for the decade in which they garnered their greatest triumphs. In the 1950’s, the two actors who truly exploded onto the scene were James Dean and Marlon Brando. While Dean was a bright, shooting star snuffed out by tragedy after just three films, Brando rode a bumpy rocket, with highs and lows, into the next century. Biographies have filled the bookshelves through the years, but what did he think of his life and work? »

- Jim Batts

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Sue Mengers Biographer Talks Barbra Streisand Feud, Wild Personality

3 September 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before there was Ovitz or Ari, there was Sue Mengers.

During the peak of her clout in the 1970s, the brash barrier-breaker helped popularize the idea of the Hollywood super-agent. The media lapped up her comic crudity (after the Manson family murdered actress Sharon Tate, she told a frightened Barbra Streisand, “Don’t worry, honey, they’re not killing stars, only featured players”), her legendary dinner parties attracted Tinseltown’s A-list, and “60 Minutes” came calling to do a lengthy interview that captured Mengers dishing and deal-making.

She was so larger than life that she inspired both fictional knockoffs, such as the fast-talking agent portrayed by Dyan Cannon in “The Last of Sheila” and hit Broadway plays like “I’ll Eat You Last,” which had Bette Midler offering a wicked send-up of the legendary tenpercenter. Yet biographer Brian Kellow, fresh off his acclaimed book “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, »

- Brent Lang

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First trailer for all-star festive comedy Love The Coopers

26 August 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for festive comedy-drama Love The Coopers has debuted online today, along with a selection of images from the film; check them out here…


Directed by Jesse Nelson (I Am Sam), Love The Coopers features an all-star cast including Ed Helms (Vacation), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2), June Squibb (Nebraska), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War), Alan Arkin (Going In Style), John Goodman (The Gambler) and Diane Keaton (The Godfather).

Love The Coopers follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn to night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Love The Coopers hits Us cinemas on November 13th and UK cinemas on December 4th.


- Scott J. Davis

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Blu-ray Review – Colors (1988)

24 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colors, 1988.

Directed by Dennis Hopper.

Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Don Cheadle, Damon Wayans, Randy Brooks, Grand L. Bush and Tony Todd.


An experienced cop and his rookie partner try to control gang violence on the streets of L.A.

One was an experienced cop who had seen all there was to see on the streets. The other was young, obnoxious and eager for the fight. Together they were… not your typical buddy cop movie. Okay, Dennis Hopper’s Colors isn’t a buddy cop movie at all but you could probably cut together a fan edit that makes it look like one. It would only look like one, though, and not play out like one because Colors isn’t about the cops – played here by Robert Duvall (The Godfather) and Sean Penn (The Gunman) – patrolling the streets of gangland L.A. and their relationship with each other, »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscars: Some Modest Proposals for the Governors Awards

22 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

August 25 will be a big night for Academy board members: That’s when they select 2015 recipients of the Governors Awards.

According to the website, AMPAS encourages members of the Academy to weigh in. They didn’t say anything about non-members, but why not? Movie fans have strong ideas too.

So here are some proposals: Michael Apted, whose range includes the “Seven Up!” docus to “Coal Miner’s Daughter”; Tsui Hark, a key figure in Asia’s action films; Richard Lester, the influential director; documaker extraordinaire Frederick Wiseman; and actress-director Jeanne Moreau. Incredibly, none has ever been nominated for an Oscar. And how about activist Rob Reiner for the Hersholt?

Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos also offers some stellar names for consideration: Gilles Jacob, who led the Cannes Fest for decades; producer-casting pro Fred Roos, whose groundbreaking credits include “The Godfather” and “American Graffiti”; Brit filmmaker Ken Loach; American actress Gena Rowlands »

- Tim Gray

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'Nobody Knows Anything' as 'The Sopranos' season 1 heads into great home stretch

19 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the latest installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the eleventh episode, “Nobody Knows Anything," coming up just as soon it's 1954 inside this house... "This is our friend we're talking about here." -Tony After "A Hit Is A Hit" put most of the bigger season 1 stories on pause, "Nobody Knows Anything" presses play on one of the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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