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Celebrate New Year's Eve with Tribeca! What better way to ring in the New Year than with a great film? With a little help from the Tribeca staff, we've pulled together some memorable New Year's Eve movies that will ensure a great start to 2012! Let's begin with the Nye classics.... Four Rooms Dirs. Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, 1995 This New Year's Eve anthology film truly has something for everyone! It features not one, but four very different end of the year celebrations! However, the real treat is Tarantino's The Man From Hollywood segment that ends the film. 200 Cigarettes Dir. Risa Bramon Garcia, 1999 A blast to the past! Set in 1981, 200 Cigarettes is about an assortment of twentysomethings that try to find love and cope with their own neuroses on New Year's Eve in NYC. The Godfather, Part II Dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 Maybe you don't have to »
Hold onto your hats people, this might be the most exciting Oscar-themed story you read this week: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released an image of this year's official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.
Naturally the bright, shiny and exalted Oscar statuette is featured prominently, this year on the right side of the poster flanked by eight small black and white circular images that highlight scenes from seven previous best picture winners. There is Tom Hanks as "Forrest Gump," sitting on that famous bus stop bench, Marlon Brando as "The Godfather," Julie Andrews singing to the hills in "The Sound Of Music," Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind," Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman in "Driving Miss Daisy," James Dean in "Giant" (the one film featured that didn't win Best Picture, but was awarded Best Director »
- Kara Warner
It’s a good day for Forrest Gump. Not only was the 1994 film inducted into the National Film Registry, but it’s also featured on the Academy Awards’ one-sheet for its Feb. 26 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. But it’s not the only Best Picture winner highlighted on the poster — 1943′s Casablanca, 1956′s Giant, 1965′s The Sound of Music, 1972′s The Godfather, 1989′s Driving Miss Daisy, and 2000′s Gladiator are pictured as well. What 2011 film will join their ranks? We’ll have to “celebrate the movies in all of us” with the Academy in February to see. (Or read Dave Karger’s Oscar predictions to guess! »
- Kate Ward
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the poster for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Wednesday morning. And it promises the 84th annual Oscars will celebrate -- as one might expect -- movies. Under the banner "Life. Camera. Action," the poster features eight Oscar-winning films from eight decades of the show. Gone with the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1943), Giant (1956), The Sound of Music (1965), The Godfather (1972), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Forrest Gump (1994) and Gladiator (2000) make up the films highlighted. Only one of them, however, did not win Best Picture.
- Michael O'Connell
And the Oscar poster is.... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the poster Wednesday for the 84th Academy Awards, featuring an Oscar statuette and images from eight films across eight decades: "Gone with the Wind" (1939), "Casablanca" (1943), "Giant" (1956), "The Sound of Music" (1965), "The Godfather" (1972), "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Forrest Gump" (1994) and "Gladiator" (2000). All but one won the Best PIcture Oscar, and we'll give trivia fans a few moments to guess which. Also read: 'Forrest Gump,' 'Silence of the Lambs' Added to National Film Registry Okay. »
- Tim Molloy
By Todd Garbarini
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Like most children of the 1970s, television viewing was a big part of my week. Beginning at 7:30 Pm and ending two and-a-half hours later, my family’s Thursday nights consisted of That’s Hollywood, Mork and Mindy, Angie, Barney Miller, and Carter Country. Not having seen Barney Miller until well into its sixth season, I just assumed that the entire show took place in the police station. Now that the show’s entire series is available in a DVD box set, courtesy of the fine folks at Shout! Factory, my initial impressions of the show were proven wrong. The pilot episode features Barney Miller’s family, specifically his wife, played with charm by Barbara Barrie. Abe Vigoda, Maxwell Gail, and Ron Glass appear from the get-go, and guest star Chu Chu Malave, who played Maria’s boyfriend who tackles »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
We got our first look at Adrien Brody’s next film, Detachment, when an international poster surfaced back in November, which instantly conjured up a sort of restrained beauty with a simple photograph of Brody deep in thought before a chalkboard.
A new French trailer for the film has been released online, via The Playlist, and it lives up to the beauty of the poster and a lot more too. Tony Kaye, director of American History X, is behind the camera for this, directing from Carl Lund’s debut script.
“Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry’s method of imparting vital knowledge onto his temporary students is interrupted by the arrival of three women in his life.”
Along with Brody, the film has a terrific »
- Kenji Lloyd
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled additional programming and events for the 2012 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, including a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures. Robert Evans, longtime producer and former head of production for Paramount, is set to take part in the tribute, which will focus on the studio’s 1970s renaissance. In addition, the TCM Classic Film Festival is slated to include a look at The Noir Style, a tribute to legendary costume designer Travis Banton, a look at art deco in the movies, a collection of early cinematic rarities and much more.
TCM.s own Robert Osborne will once again serve as official host for the four-day, star-studded event, which will take pace Thursday, April 12 . Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Hollywood. Passes are on sale now through the official festival website: http://www.tcm.com/festival.
The Paramount Renaissance
The TCM Classic Film Festival will »
- Michelle McCue
It's hard to overestimate Roger Corman's significance. As the director of low-budget fare like It Conquered the World and Creature from the Haunted Sea, Corman is often regarded as a schlockmeister. And though that may be true, Corman is also a groundbreaking filmmaker without whom the landscape of contemporary cinema would look very different.
Thankfully, to remind us of Corman's immense importance to Hollywood comes Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, an in-depth new documentary from Alex Stapleton — and I cannot think of a better Christmas gift.
Corman got his start back in the 1950s, working extensively for American International Pictures, the independent production house responsible for so many of the B-movie drive-in flicks made during the '50s, '60s and '70s. Along the way, he shepherded the careers of budding filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese.
With the mandate "make »
The 2012 Golden Globe nominees were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood.
Breakout star Ryan Gosling scored two nods for his superb acting -- one for "Crazy, Stupid, Love" as well as "The Ides of March. »
We have put together a list of our Top 5 Mobster Movies in honor of The Hit being remade for American audiences. Variety reports that director Stephen Frears and producer Jeremy Thomas are reuniting with writer Peter Prince to develop a remake of their 1984 British gangster road movie, The Hit. Usually I am not a fan of most remakes, but since this is from the original directors I am interested in seeing what they come up with.
Here is the list of our Top 5 Mobster Movies:
5. The Departed
4. The Godfather I and II
These Francis Ford Coppola movies are classic Mobster tales that are a must-watch. Yeah they are long, but they are wonderful.
Johnny Depp and Al Pacino are pefect on screen together. »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Warner Home Video
In the drama movie, Leigh plays Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella (Kim Hunter, Planet of the Apes) and her brutish husband Stanley (Brando). Stanley torments Blanche, especially when one of his friends (Karl Malden, The Cincinnati Kid) is attracted to her.
Nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards, A Streetcar Named Desire won statues for supporting actor Malden, supporting actress Hunter, leading actress Leigh and art direction. Although Brando didn’t win for his role, his performance is considered one of his best.
Rated PG, the »
When a filmmaker or actor wants to revisit a franchise many years later, it’s usually done for what is (at least to them) a good reason: Bruce Willis appeared in “Live Free or Die Hard” for the money, “The Godfather Part III” was a thinly veiled attempt to get Sofia Coppola to move out of the house, and before the dawn of the 21st century, George Lucas never had the means to turn Yoda into the cracked out Pokémon he was always intended to be. In an interview with MTV promoting “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” Tom Cruise stated that he really wants to make the much talked about sequel to “Top Gun,” explaining that “we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot ‘Top Gun.’” We're not exactly thrilled »
One director brought the smell of napalm in the morning to our screens. Another took us to a Galaxy far, far away. One brought Dinosaurs back to life and into our cinemas. We all know who they are: Coppola, Lucas and Spielberg. All of them seen above, minus Marty, have cracking beards, but that’s not the point. With the man holding the smaller Golden man, Martin Scorsese, having recently released the critically acclaimed Hugo into the cinematic realm we’re left to wonder; what’s happened to the rest of them? Their once almighty talents now seem to be focused upon diminishing their own legacies, the desire they once had to create and maintain their filmic reputations seem to be diminishing with every new feature they release. With Spielberg about to unleash his disappointing technological imagining of the Euro-centric Tintin on the American market this Christmas.
Let’s start with Coppola, »
- Dan Lewis
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
A pre-Valentine’s Day release, classic 1970 romance film Love Story finally has its day in high-definition Blu-ray.
The movie that pretty much made Ryan O’Neal (Barry Lyndon) and Ali MacGraw (TV’s Dynasty) stars overnight, Love Story is a kind of modern Romeo & Juliet. Instead of coming from fueding families, the young couple must overcome societal barriers for their love. He’s a Harvard Law student and she’s studying music, and when they get married, they get resistance from his weathly family, especially his father (John Marley, The Godfather).
The PG-rated film won an Academy Award for Francis Lai’s famous music score.
Love Story also was nominated for Best Actor (O’Neal and Marley), Best Actress (MacGraw), Best Director (Arthur Hiller, See No Evil, Hear No Evil), Best Original Screenplay (Erich Segal, author of the book »
Mark Robson's Earthquake in Los Angeles An acquaintance of an acquaintance of a friend claims he has predicted several catastrophes in the not-too-distant past: the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Japanese earthquake, the George W. Bush election and reelection, the near-collapse of the international banking system. His latest claim: the Big One will shake and rattle Los Angeles next December 25. Talk about a memorable Christmas gift. Now, I'm not sure if this acquaintance of an acquaintance etc. knows someone at New Line. But perhaps he does. As per the Los Angeles Times blog 24 Frames, the studio is developing San Andreas: 3D. I'm assuming you know what 3D is. As for San Andreas, that's the fault line running through California, splitting much of the state in half. Remember that old nonsense — I mean, that old saying: As California goes, so goes the nation? Well, there's another: When San Andreas goes, so will California. »
- Andre Soares
Directed by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, William Fichtner, Natalie Portman, Danny Trejo and Jeremy Piven.
A professional thief is hunted by an unrelenting detective in the streets of Los Angeles.
“The central event occurred from a friend of mine who was a sergeant in the Chicago Pd,” explained filmmaker Michael Mann as to the origins of Heat. The police officer told a story about two charismatic and respectful adversaries engaged in a fatal conflict with each other. The relationship served as the nucleus for the screenplay. “The very first time I wrote it was in the late 1970s. I wrote it again after I did Thief . I didn’t want to go back into the same arena.” The native of Chicago approached his friend »
It was only earlier this month that we learned of Elijah Wood playing the lead role of a serial killer in a remake of Maniac. However, filming has already begun and we have behind-the-scenes set photos that give us our first look at Elijah Wood attacking one of his victims.
Maniac is being directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and is produced by Alexandre Aja. Elijah Wood is playing the role of a “a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother.”
The original film was directed by William Lustig in 1980: “Maniac stars Joe Spinell (Rocky, The Godfather, Taxi Driver) as Frank Zito, a deeply disturbed man haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. »
- Jonathan James
Michael Fassbender has revealed that he is considering taking a break from acting. The actor has starred in X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method and Shame this year and will soon appear in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic Prometheus. While promoting Shame, Fassbender joked to The AP that the public might be growing tired of him after such a busy year. "After Prometheus, I just shut up shop. I'll give myself a break and I think everybody else. It's sort of like Fassbender overload here," the star quipped. Fassbender also disclosed that his acting inspiration has always come from the late John Cazale, who played Fredo Corleone in The Godfather and an inept robber in Dog Day Afternoon prior to his death (more) »
- By Justin Harp
It was announced a few months ago that producer Martin Bregman was interested in remaking his Brian DePalma directed 1983 crime epic "Scarface," which itself was a remake of a 1932 film of the same name. It appears as though we are a little closer to another (unnecessary?) remake, re-imagining, reboot or whichever term they choose. Deadline New York is reporting that Bregman and Global Produce’s Marc Shmuger have hired Training Day scribe David Ayer to pen the new "Scarface." Ayer had this to say to Deadline New York about his new version of "Scarface": “I sought it out; I went after it hard. I see it as the story of the American dream, with a character whose moral compass points in a different direction. That puts it right in my wheelhouse. I studied both the original Ben Hecht-Howard Hawks movie and the DePalma-Pacino version and found some universal themes. »
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