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Al Pacino Looks Orange, Overly Tanned In Beverly Hills

18 April 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Al-oompa!? Al Pacino stepped out in Beverly Hills sporting a rather orange looking tan. On Wednesday, April 16, the Oscar winner was dining with friends at E Baldi, one of his favorite Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills and looked a bit overly bronzed.The 73-year-old The Godfather star completed his look with a relaxed grey shirt, black jacket and casual grey scarf. Photos: Hollywood's biggest beauty blundersAlthough he typically sports a tan, Pacino looked much more bronzed than he did while shooting his latest film, Imagine, back [...] »

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Artax, Silver, Joey, Shadowfax: 11 greatest movie and TV horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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Artax, Silver, Mister Ed, Joey, more: 11 Greatest fictional horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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One From the Heart to Francis Ford Coppola

7 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. As Jason already established, today is Francis Ford Coppola's 75th birthday today. Talia's brother, Sofia and Roman's dad, Nicolas and Jason's uncle, and Gia's grandfather presides over a clearly very talented family that keep kicking artistic goals. We're only four months into this new year and Sofia has (apparently) been hired for her first big studio film, Jason Schwartzman has appeared on screen in indie box office hit The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Gia's directorial debut, Palo Alto, is about to hit cinema screens. What's Frances up to? Well the five-time Oscar winner is laying low it seems after none of his ultra-arty projects - Twixt, Youth Without Youth, Tetro - took off the way he likely expected his artistic return to.

It's then a perfect opportunity to dig a bit deeper into his extensive filmography and find something you've never seen. I know »

- Glenn Dunks

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Andy Garcia: The Hollywood Interview

7 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Andy Garcia Finds Love At Middleton

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Alex Simon

Since making a splash as crack shot George Stone in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, Andy Garcia has become one of the cinema’s most prolific and diverse actors. The Cuban-born Garcia boasts over 100 credits on his resume, with roles ranging from actor, director, producer and musical performer. At Middleton, which arrived on DVD and Blu-ray April 1 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent (Vera Farmiga) while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college. Andy Garcia spoke with us recently about this and other career highlights. Here’s what transpired:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you play a guy who’s not cool, so it was a pleasant surprise to see you in At Middleton, which marks a change of pace. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch Full 'Inside The Actor's Studio' Episode With Legendary Director

7 April 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Across the 1970s, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola completed the kind of run that even today, filmmakers could only dream of matching in terms of scope, ambition and accomplishment. From 1972 to 1979, a seemingly non-stop Coppola delivered "The Godfather," "The Conversation," "The Godfather Part II," and "Apocalypse Now," with each of the films making a distinct mark on cinematic history. And while he could've easily folded up the director's chair after that, Coppola kept pushing himself. And that's part of the reason why the filmmaker is as revered as he is today, with his undeniable skill and desire to continually find new creative avenues, a source of inspiration, even if the results didn't always match his top shelf work (a peak that would be hard for anyone to hit). And to celebrate the director's 75th birthday today, below is his appearance on "Inside The  Actor's Studio" in 2001. As per usual with James Lipton's show, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Marlon Brando's Birthday: Listen to Him Trash Burt Reynolds

3 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's Marlon Brando's 90th birthday. Or it would be his 90th birthday if he were alive. You understand. Marlon Brando was an eccentric man, but let's acknowledge right now that his performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" remains shocking and resonant over 60 years later. Love him in "The Godfather," "On the Waterfront," "Viva Zapata," and -- hell -- "Reflections in a Golden Eye" too. We love Marlon Brando. Now that formalities are out of the way, let's get to the fun: Marlon Brando hated Burt Reynolds. A lot. It is a joy to hear him complain about the "Smokey and the Bandit" star, and it is also so, so telling. Oh, you hate Burt Reynolds' "narcissism," Marlon? I can't think of a single person who'd say the same thing about you. Not a one. Oh, wait. A number of people.  Just enjoy this damn audio of Brando ranting »

- Louis Virtel

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Fred Thompson Thriller 'Persecuted' Nabbed by Millennium Entertainment

3 April 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Millennium Entertainment said Thursday it will handle the national distribution of Persecuted, a religious-political thriller that stars former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson as a priest and is co-produced by Gray Frederickson, who won a best picture Oscar for The Godfather Part II. Persecuted is about a televangelist, played by James Remar, who is framed for murder after he refuses to publicly support a U.S. senator's plan that would compel religious leaders to provide "fairness" and equal time to all faiths. The cast includes Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, Raoul Trujillo and Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson, who

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- Paul Bond

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10 directors who made belated returns to their franchises

3 April 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26

From Francis Ford Coppola to George Miller, we take a look at 10 directors who made belated returns to the franchises they created...

There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.

In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »

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20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman

29 March 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.

You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...

Al Pacino - Star Wars

Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »

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This Week In The Vault: Samm Levine & Amber Benson Brave 'Maniac!'

20 March 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Are you ready for another unlikely pairing for the latest feature on our Fearnet web series here known as 'The Vault?' Of course you are! This week, we've got actors Samm Levine ('Inglourious Basterds') and Amber Benson ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer') providing commentary for William Lustig's "slasher" cult classic 'Maniac,' starring the late, great Joe Spinell

You may be familiar with the recent remake starring Elijah Wood (currently streaming over on Netflix Instant), but check out the film that not only inspired that film, but that kicked off a slew of "slasher"imitators in the early 80's! This is the first official directing credit for Bill Lustig who would go on to give us the 'Maniac Cop' and 'Relentless' franchises and it stars character actor Joe Spinell ('The Godfather,' 'Rocky') in a genre defining role as the sympatheitc and troubled Frank Zito, »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Al Pacino Retrospective - Looking for Richard

18 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb continues our Al Pacino Retrospective with Looking for Richard...

The Al Pacino season at the BFI has showcased his best work, but it can be difficult to get a sense of what Pacino is like when viewed through the fictional lens of characters like Michael Corleone and Frank Serpico. Looking for Richard is Pacino’s directorial debut, digging deeper into American attitudes towards Shakespeare – specifically the influential historical drama Richard III. This is an insight into Pacino’s acting and his love for the stage. Informative, insightful and playful, Looking for Richard is a theatrical treat for film fans.

Led primarily by Pacino himself and his co-writer Frederic Kimball, they banter and argue about the text and purpose of the documentary. While Pacino is building and amassing footage to create a film to educate and illuminate a centuries old text, Fred is keen to prove how actors understand Shakespeare, »

- Gary Collinson

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Historic Rome Cafe Frequented by Fellini, Grace Kelly, Woody Allen To Close

17 March 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome -- A historic Roman bar and cafe with connections to film industry figures ranging from Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren and Spike Lee to Monica Bellucci is at risk of closing down, sparking widespread calls for it to be spared. The Antico Caffe della Pace, just off Rome’s historic Piazza Navona, has been a local institution since the 19th century, attracting posh Romans taking a break on their afternoon "passeggiata" (a traditional stroll) as well as tourists looking to soak in the atmosphere. Diane Keaton -- during the filming of The Godfather Part II -- got so carried away in an argument with Al Pacino at the caffe that she slapped his face. She hit him so hard

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- Eric J. Lyman

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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Dog’

15 March 2014 8:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How often Hollywood embellishes. How rare then to find a documentary like “The Dog,” in which we discover that, if anything, Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon” left out much of the incredible story behind its 1972 hostage crisis, in which misguided romantic John Wojtowicz robbed a bank to finance his lover’s sex-change operation. Here, opening up to filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren over the course of several years, the irrepressible stick-up man shares his side, serving as the unlikeliest of tour guides through the early gay rights movement in the process. This lively Drafthouse Films pickup should have a small, but wild ride in theaters and VOD.

Personified by Al Pacino in the 1975 film, Wojtowicz was never what one might consider leading-man material. A short, self-described “pervert,” the Brooklyn lothario compensated with charisma what he lacked in looks (and teeth). While married to his first wife, Wojtowicz sought »

- Peter Debruge

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The Definitive Original Screenplays: 20-11

12 March 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The top 20. The scripts by which all others are defined and to which all others are compared. Brilliant scripts can be wordy. Brilliant scripts can be confusing. Brilliant scripts can be sweeping or intimate. This section runs the gamut, ranging from first time writers to established writing vets. It only gets better from here.

courtesy of wikipedia.org

20. Easy Rider (1969)

Written by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Terry Southern

They’ll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ‘em.

This portion’s “anybody can write a film” segment comes from 1969, with a landmark film that truly doesn’t have much weight. A road movie if there ever was one, Easy Rider follows Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) as they ride their motorcycles across the country to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. »

- Joshua Gaul

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Required Reading: Pranking Francis Ford Coppola and What Went Wrong on ‘Street Fighter’

12 March 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Robert Duvall at SXSW 2014: ‘We’d moon each other on the set of The Godfather“‘ — Henry Barnes at The Guardian has a brief conversation with Duvall, and it’s a conversation with Robert Duvall so go read it. “Dirty Harry: Counter-Counterculture Hero” — Phil Noble Jr. at Badass Digest has a deeper read on a character we think of as a shoot-first-ask-questions-never kind of guy. “Street Fighter: The Movie — What Went Wrong” — Chris Plante at Polygon has a stellar, stellar profile on a schlock bomb that was also a hotshot writer’s one chance at directorial success. “Cheering in the Oscars pressroom” — Mark Caro at The Chicago Tribune thinks that Awards Season reporters as a unit are operating below the integrity of sports journalists. But is “How does losing feel?” really »

- Scott Beggs

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The Royal Albert Hall To Host World Premiere Of ‘The Godfather Live’

8 March 2014 3:06 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve been big fans of the Royal Albert Hall’s tremendous film events for quite a few years now and they continue their incredible and unique run with the announcement that they’re giving you an offer you can’t refuse as we’re set to see Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless The Godfather alongside a live orchestra, who will bring Nino Rota’s immortal orchestral score live and to life on Monday, 8 December 2014.

The world premiere of The Godfather Live will be a celebration of a crime classic regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made. Justin Freer, conductor of The Godfather Live, had this to say:

“It is with great excitement that we are able to bring this masterful score and film to the Royal Albert Hall. That we are able to preserve and present some of the most cherished music in the history of »

- Dan Bullock

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Fred Thompson Religious Thriller 'Persecuted' Gets Release Date (Video)

7 March 2014 4:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Regal Entertainment said Friday it has booked for a May 9 release a political thriller called Persecuted that explores politically timely topics like religious freedom, government surveillance and censorship. A distribution deal for the film was still being negotiated, but the movie was getting buzz Friday because of a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington that included Fred Thompson, one of the movie’s stars. Persecuted teams for the first time Thompson, the actor who was also a U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate, with Gray Frederickson, the Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather Part II.

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- Paul Bond

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Scream Factory Reveals Full Details on Evilspeak and Final Exam Blu-ray Releases

5 March 2014 12:14 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A double dose of 1981 horror flicks will usher us into the summer, courtesy of our friends over at Scream Factory. Read on for full details about both releases, which put Evilspeak and Final Exam on Blu-ray for the very first time!

From the Press Release

This May, Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and horror movie enthusiasts to combat the stress associated with long office hours and final exams with a double dose of 80s high-camp horror romps.

Eric Weston’s Evilspeak, starring Clint Howard (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), R.G. Armstrong (Children of the Corn), Joseph Cortese (Death Collector), Claude Earl Jones (Dark Night of the Scarecrow), Haywood Nelson ("What’s Happening!"), Don Stark ("That ‘70s Show"), Charles Tyner (Father Murphy), Lenny Montana (The Godfather), Richard Moll ("Night Court"), and Jimmy Huston’s Final Exam, starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice (Bounty Hunters), arrive on Blu-ray™ for the first time »

- John Squires

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Evilspeak and Final Exam Blu-ray Release Details

5 March 2014 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory officially announced a May release for 80′s cult classics Evilspeak and Final Exam, and we have a look at the official cover art, along with the list of bonus features:

This May, Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and horror movie enthusiasts to combat the stress associated with long office hours and final exams with a double dose of 80s high-camp horror romps when Eric Weston’s Evilspeak, starring Clint Howard (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), R.G. Armstrong (Children of the Corn), Joseph Cortese (Death Collector), Claude Earl Jones (Dark Night of the Scarecrow), Haywood Nelson (What’s Happening!), Don Stark (That ‘70s Show), Charles Tyner (Father Murphy), Lenny Montana (The Godfather), Richard Moll (Night Court), and Jimmy Huston’s Final Exam, starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice (Bounty Hunters), arrive on Blu-ray™ for the first time on May 13, 2014. Each movie collection boasts anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and insightful bonus content. »

- Jonathan James

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