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13 items from 2014


Stefan Gierasch, Who Appeared in ‘Carrie,’ Dies at 88

19 September 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stefan Gierasch, an actor with 60 years of experience and best known for his role in the 1976 Stephen King adaptation “Carrie,” died Sept. 6 of a stroke in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88.

During his career, Gierasch was cast in several roles that played on his rugged physicality. He worked alongside Robert Redford in 1972’s “Jeremiah Johnson” as the mayor of Lago. In 1973, Gierasch shared the screen with Clint Eastwood in “High Plains Drifter.”

In “Carrie,” Gierasch played the unsympathetic principal and antagonist to Sissy Spacek who was shocked by the bloody incident during the high school prom. He also appeared in “What’s Up Doc?” and “The New Centurions.”

On television, he appeared in “M*A*S*H,” “Barney Miller,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Untouchables” and “ER.” Gierasch also did work on Broadway, making his debut at 18 in 1944 in “Snafu,” and he also performed in the original production of “The Sound of Music. »

- Jordyn Holman

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Stefan Gierasch, Actor in 'Jeremiah Johnson' and 'Carrie,' Dies at 88

12 September 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stefan Gierasch, a character actor for nearly six decades who stood out opposite Robert Redford in Sydney Pollack's poetic 1972 Western Jeremiah Johnson, has died. He was 88. Gierasch died Sept. 6 at his home in Santa Monica of complications from a stroke, his wife, Hedy Sontag, told The Hollywood Reporter. Gierasch also played the mayor of Lago, who Clint Eastwood ousts in favor of a dwarf in High Plains Drifter (1973). As the dense Principal Morton, Gierasch fell victim to an electric shock at the high school prom in Brian De Palma's horror classic Carrie (1976). In Jeremiah Johnson,

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- Mike Barnes

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FrightFest 2014 – Horror in the Americas Part 2: Jeremy Wooding Sees a Blood Moon Rising

26 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The international flavour of this year’s FILM4 FrightFest is underpinned by an historic moment, as the fifteenth installment of the festival features the first Venezuelan film to screen at the festival – Alejandro Hidalgo’s The House at the End of Time.

But no sooner will FrightFesters be lost in a house with a difference, than FrightFest’s gaze turns north and follows the Blood Moon towards Jeremy Wooding’s genre mash up of comedy, horror and the western.

Both The House at the End of Time and Blood Moon possess a distinct sense of feeling, and serve as a testament to the importance of the creative voice even within the shadow of genre. But these are two films that paint a picture of horror in the Americas.

Following on from part one where Alejandro Hidalgo took us on a guided tour of a house he discovered at the end of time, »

- Paul Risker

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Never Say Die: 21 highlights from Josh Brolin's terrific,'Goonies'-heavy Reddit Ama

21 August 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Though he was ostensibly promoting his role in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," Josh Brolin's Reddit Ama on Thursday was delightfully all over the map, with topics ranging from "The Goonies" ("I've never had more fun on a movie") to his disastrous "Thrashin'" audition ("an 18 wheeler ran over it") to the insanity of working with Paul Thomas Anderson ("It felt like swimming in a Ralph Steadman drawing") to that horrible moment on the set of "American Gangster" with Russell Crowe ("I went back to my trailer waiting to be fired"). But mostly he talked about "The Goonies," and god love him for it. Check out the 21 best moments from the spirited, candid and wildly entertaining Q&A below. 1. His favorite superheroes are the Hulk, Thor and...Richie Rich? @Judomonkeykyle asks: Hi Josh, are you a comic book fan? Who is your favorite superhero/supervillan? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Check Out ‘The Clint Eastwood Stare Guide’ & Blu-Ray Collection Details

7 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there are any stares more prominent or cinematic than Clint Eastwood’s then we haven’t seen them. Today, we’ve got this remarkably entertaining infographic to celebrate the release of the Clint Eastwood: The Blu-ray Collection from Universal that teaches you how to recreate the famous stares from the man for yourself!

From The Director’s Squint to The “Are you kidding me?“, celebrate his iconic moments in this box set and give staring like Eastwood a go.

The Clint Eastwood Eight Movie Blu-ray Collection includes Coogan’s Bluff, Two Mules for Sister Sara, The Beguiled, Play Misty for Me, Joe Kidd, High Plains Drifter, Breezy and The Eiger Sanction all together in a beautiful box set, perfect for any fan or movie-buff. Own it now: http://amzn.to/1rKjUeB

By the way, Universal are also encouraging you to send your pictures of how you stare like »

- Dan Bullock

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New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

15 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release next month, a new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller Swelter, which sees Jean-Claude Van Damme leading a cast that includes Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Take a look after the official synopsis…

“In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, Swelter is a violent story of greed and retribution.”

Swelter hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in the States on August 12th, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.

The post New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: 'The Man With No Name,' A Vintage 1-Hour Documentary On The Career Of Clint Eastwood

26 June 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the prolific Clint Eastwood, now mostly directing, has hit a late career stride of serving up mediocre, studio backed pictures, it speaks to the length and impact of his career that nearly forty years ago, he had already done enough work to justify an hour-long documentary about him. And that's just what you get with 1977's appropriately titled "The Man With No Name." The BBC production is presented by Iain Johnstone and finds the star — declared one of the biggest on the planet — at an interesting point in his career. By the end of the '70s, Eastwood was a blockbuster titan thanks to "Dirty Harry," but was also making a name for himself as a filmmaker with a half dozen films under his belt including "High Plains Drifter," "Play Misty For Me" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales." And this doc captures that time with key insights from Sergio Leone, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Dirty Harry vs. Clint Eastwood

20 June 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There are, you could argue, two Clint Eastwoods. One is the strong, near-silent type, the man with no name but a pair of Colt revolvers or a .44 Magnum, the lean avenging angel who asks if you feel lucky, punk, and would care to make his day. Whether he's a tough cop, a tough cowboy, a tough secret-service agent, a tough military man, a tough experimental-jet-fighter pilot or a tough racist old coot, the part is a variation on Eastwood's screen persona. His status as a macho icon was cast in »

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'Seven Samurai': Why Your Favorite Movies Owe a Huge Debt to the Japanese Classic

22 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why is "Seven Samurai" considered one of the greatest films ever made? I'd answer that by telling you to go watch it right now, but you probably don't have 3 hours and 27 minutes free at the moment. (It goes by super fast, though, which is one of the reasons the movie is great.)

One reason is simply the movie's vast influence. Released 60 years ago this week in Japan (on April 26, 1954), Akira Kurosawa's epic has had an incalculable impact on adventure filmmaking for six decades. Some of your favorite movies owe a huge debt to "Seven Samurai," and you may not even realize it.

The movie's plot has proved simple but durable: The residents of a farming village are beset by roving bandits until they hire a septet of ronin to defend them. Despite the lengthy running time, that's pretty much it, plus a lot of character development so that you »

- Gary Susman

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R.I.P. Character Actor Richard Bull

4 February 2014 10:24 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The prolific TV actor who played the hen-pecked shopkeeper on Little House On The Prairie has died. Richard Bull died Monday of pneumonia in Calabasas, CA. He was 89. He played general store owner Nels Oleson for all of the NBC drama’s nine seasons and in three telefilms during the 1980s. But his busy small-screen career dates back to the mid-1950s, appearing in episodes of more than 100 shows. Bull’s resume includes such classic series as Perry Mason, The Fugitive, The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Hawaii Five-o, Mission: Impossible, The Streets Of San Francisco, Lou Grant, Knots Landing, Hill Street Blues and ER — all the way through to Starz’s Boss in 2011. The Zion, Ill., native also appeared on the big screen in pics including High Plains Drifter, The Parallax View, The Andromeda Strain, The Thomas Crown Affair and the 2008 Larry the Cable Guy comedy Witless Protection. Related: In »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Richard Bull, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star, Dies at 89

4 February 2014 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actor Richard Bull, who was best known for his role as Nels Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Monday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 89.

Aside from starring in “Little House” during its nine-season run from 1974-1983, Bull also had a recurring role as Doc in the 1960s adventure show “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” His other TV stints included “Streets of San Francisco,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Gomer Pyle” and “Hill Street Blues.” He also appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain” and “High Plains Drifter.”

Born in Zion, Ill. in 1924, Bull began his career as a stage actor at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Actress Alison Arngrim, who played Bull’s daughter Nellie Olseon on “Little House,” said Bull shared characteristics with his onscreen counterpart.

“Today we lost my TV ‘Pa,’ the wonderful Richard Bull,” Arngrim said in a statement. “In real life, he was just as kind, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Richard Bull, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star, Dies at 89

4 February 2014 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actor Richard Bull, who was best known for his role as Nels Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Monday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 89.

Aside from starring in “Little House” during its nine-season run from 1974-1983, Bull also had a recurring role as Doc in the 1960s adventure show “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” His other TV stints included “Streets of San Francisco,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Gomer Pyle” and “Hill Street Blues.” He also appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain” and “High Plains Drifter.”

Born in Zion, Ill. in 1924, Bull began his career as a stage actor at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Actress Alison Arngrim, who played Bull’s daughter Nellie Olseon on “Little House,” said Bull shared characteristics with his onscreen counterpart.

“Today we lost my TV ‘Pa,’ the wonderful Richard Bull,” Arngrim said in a statement. “In real life, he was just as kind, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Interview: A conversation with screenwriter Johnny Sullivan

14 January 2014 9:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zachary Leeman chats with Johnny Sullivan, screenwriter of Fear of the Dark, The Prophecy: Uprising, The Prophecy: Forsaken and Recoil...

Zachary Leeman: Let’s start by breaking down how you started in the business? How did you first become a paid screenwriter? Explain the hustle to me and to aspiring screenwriters that may be reading this.

John Sullivan: Growing up, I thought I wanted to be a novelist. I read voraciously. My addictions were mostly Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Herbert and the occasional Tom Clancy actioner. I was a little too young to understand the political thrillers, but I tried. I attempted a few half-written books, and they were terrible. It wasn’t until I was 14 or so that I understood what a screenwriter did. I was an enormous movie fan. 

I never played sports, I wasn’t incredibly social and so I watched 2-3 movies a day. »

- Gary Collinson

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