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Amazon Prime Video Brings ‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Exorcist’ to Customers Globally

18 September 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon has signed an international licensing pact with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to bring the Emmy Award-winning show “This Is Us” and Jeremy Slater’s horror series “The Exorcist” to Amazon Prime Video customers across more than 200 countries.

The deal gives Amazon Prime Video exclusive streaming rights to both series in select countries. The service will begin rolling out the first seasons of “This Is Us” and “The Exorcist,” which is the TV adaptation of William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning movie, to new countries this month.

This Is Us” scored 11 Emmy nominations and won two awards Sunday night: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Sterling K. Brown (pictured) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Gerald McRaney.

“‘This Is Us’ is one of the best new TV series, beloved by viewers and acclaimed by critics,” said Brad Beale, VP of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon. 

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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2017 Announces Full Lineup, Including Spookers and Night Creep

7 September 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What goes into the making of a family-owned haunted attraction? You can find out this fall when the documentary Spookers makes its Us premiere at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, which will also host the world theatrical premiere of Night Creep, a movie filmed in 2002 that co-stars the late, great Don Calfa (The Return of the Living Dead).

Press Release: Philadelphia, Pa, September 6th, 2017, Set to haunt the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Thursday, September 28th, to Sunday, October 1st, the second annual edition of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (“Puff”) is excited to announce the latest and final additions to their 2017 line-up. In addition to such acclaimed genre fare as “Tragedy Girls,” “Terrifier,” and “Ruin Me,” as well as the World Premiere of the highly-anticipated “100 Acres of Hell,” Puff is proud to add two extremely unique films to their roster, including a shot-on-video horror »

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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

6 September 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding, »

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Academy President John Bailey on ‘Broad Spectrum’ of Honorary Oscar Picks

6 September 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s crop of honorary Oscar recipients, scheduled to be feted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Governors Awards ceremony on Nov. 11, represents “the broad spectrum of what we aspire to do with these awards,” newly minted Academy president John Bailey says. “It’s really fascinating to see the breadth of the four honorees and just how different their careers have been.”

Set for recognition are writer-director Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep,” “To Sleep with Anger”), cinematographer Owen Roizman (“The French Connection,” “The Exorcist”), actor Donald Sutherland (“Mash,” “Ordinary People”), and director Agnes Varda (“Cleo from 5 to 7,” “The Beaches of Agnes”). It’s the first slate of Governors Awards honorees under Bailey’s watch, after the cinematographer won the reins of the Academy at the organization’s most recent election just under a month ago.

However, Bailey notes that he was “totally agnostic” in the selections, so »

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And the Honorary Oscar Goes To...

6 September 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here -- the four fine movie folks being given Honorary Oscars this year have been announced and they are (drumroll please) the actor Donald Sutherland, the directors Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) and Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), and the cinematographer Owen Roizman (The Exorcist). You can read the statement from the Academy right here, which dives into each of this exemplary quartet's many many accomplishments...

... but can I just get a rowdy huzzah for Donald Sutherland in particular, who has long been the recipient one of my fiercest "How Has He Never Been Nominated Before" battle cries? (I mean Six Degrees of Seperation alone.) And heck the 82 year-old actor is still turning in fine work, so perhaps he's still got a shot. Somebody give this truly grand actor a truly great role again, please. (And now that he's off the checklist maybe next year »

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born »

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more »

- Anne Thompson

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Honorary Oscars 2017: Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman

6 September 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Thursday, the motion picture academy announced this year’s recipients of the Governors Awards: director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and documentarian Agnes Varda. Of this quartet, only Roizman ever contended at the Oscars, losing his five bids for Best Cinematography (“The French Connection,” 1971; “The Exorcist,” 1973; “Network,” 1976; “Tootsie,” 1982; […] »

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Oscars: Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

6 September 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes will be presented at the annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Academy’s Board of Governors made the decision at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. It was the first meeting cinematographer John Bailey has overseen as AMPAS president since winning the position last month.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” Bailey said.

Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977.

Roizman has been Oscar-nominated five times, for »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Scream Factory Announces 1981 Linda Blair Film ‘Hell Night’!

6 September 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Pray for day. Linda Blair starred in a handful of horror movies in the wake of The Exorcist making her a household name, and two of them are soon headed to Blu-ray. First up is 1978’s Summer of Fear, directed by Wes Craven, coming in October from Doppelgänger Releasing. The other is 1981’s Hell Night, just […] »

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Exorcist Director Filmed a Real Exorcism, and It Was Terrifying

5 September 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last year during the Cannes Film Festival, The Exorcist director William Friedkin revealed that he was actually invited by The Vatican to film a real-life exorcism, although that claim was vehemently denied by The Vatican. It seems that real exorcism filming was for a new documentary that he directed, The Devil and Father Amorth, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend. The filmmaker revealed in a new interview how he connected with Father Gabriele Amorth, who performs exorcisms for The Vatican's Rome Diocese. Here's what William Friedkin had to say about how he met this real-life exorcist.

"I was familiar with his books, four or five of which are translated into English. And I knew that he was kindly disposed towards The Exorcist movie, even though he had said the special effects were over the top. He felt that it helped people to understand his work. »

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William Friedkin Filmed a Real Exorcism for New Doc ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’

5 September 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Over forty years ago, William Friedkin shocked the world with The Exorcist, the terrifying tale of a young girl whose body was taken over by an evil entity. With the 1973 masterpiece, Friedkin wrote the book on exorcism movies, and his next film brings him back to the world of demonic possession. For the documentary […] »

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The Exorcist Director Filmed an Actual Exorcism for His New Movie

4 September 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Exorcist director William Friedkin says he filmed an actual exorcism for his upcoming documentary, and the event terrified him. »

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William Friedkin Filmed a Real Exorcism For His New Movie and It ‘Terrified’ Him

4 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What happens when the legendary director of “The Exorcist” shoots an actual exorcism? The answer can be found “The Devil and Father Amorth,” a new documentary from William Friedkin that premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The non-fiction feature profiles the late Father Gabriele Amortha as he performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman. Friedkin was in the room for the exorcism, and it shook him to his core.

“It was terrifying,” Friedkin told Variety at the Venice Film Festival. “I went from being afraid of what could happen to feeling a great deal of empathy with this woman’s pain and suffering, which is obvious in the film.”

Read More:Watch: How William Friedkin Crafts Great Fiction Using Documentary Techniques

Friedkin was granted access to film the exorcism alone and he used a Sony still camera that shot on high-definition. “I had only that camera running and I was »

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Sideshow’s Captain Phasma Premium Format Figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed

4 September 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following all the exciting Force Friday II reveals for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sideshow has now unveiled its Premium Format Captain Phasma figure which is based on the likeness of Gwendoline Christie’s First Order officer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $530, and is expected to ship January-March; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

After making her debut in Star Wars Episode VII, this imposing First Order commander is prepared to take the helm of your Stormtrooper battalions. Standing at 22.5” tall, Phasma takes stride atop an environment themed after the frigid Starkiller Base, where General Hux gave his rallying speech to her assembled legions of subordinate troopers.

Her unique silver Stormtrooper armor is faithfully recreated here, and the Captain Phasma Premium Format Figure has detailed weathering to capture the tough, rigid »

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Hot Toys unveils new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

3 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has revealed its third series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which includes three collectible sets – Han Solo & Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker & Rey, and Rey & Bb-8 along with three large sized Cosbabies of Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer; check them out here….

See Also: Hot Toys’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cosbaby Bobble-Heads revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

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Venice: William Friedkin on Shooting a Real Exorcism: ‘It Was Terrifying!’

3 September 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When William Friedkin shot “The Exorcist” in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism, though even at the time he believed in the power of this rite. Decades later, the U.S. director came full circle when he was able to film one close up — involving violent thrashing, foaming at the mouth and screaming — thanks to Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. The result is documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which screened at the Venice Film Festival. Friedkin spoke to Variety about the experience.

How did you and Father Amorth connect?

I was familiar with his books, four or five of which are translated into English. And I knew that he was kindly disposed towards “The Exorcist” movie, even though he had said the special effects were over the top. He felt that it helped people to understand his work. I had never tried to meet him; I never thought I »

- Nick Vivarelli

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‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Review: William Friedkin Tackles Satan Again, This Time Awkwardly

30 August 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You have to believe in the devil to be possessed by the devil, William Friedkin’s new documentary suggests, and you certainly have to believe in demonic possession to swallow “The Devil and Father Amorth,” an attempt by the director of “The Exorcist” to capture a real-life, honest-to-gosh, no-foolin’ exorcism on film. It’s understandable why Friedkin would remain fascinated with a subject that fueled his genre-changing hit, but the results have all the impact (not to mention production values) of a low-budget conspiracy doc. Even a great director can go a bit astray when he tackles a subject about which he. »

- Alonso Duralde

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Tobe Hooper obituary

28 August 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Writer and director best known for the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

There can be no argument as to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the 1974 horror film about a group of teenagers who fall into the clutches of a psychopathic family, being one of the most pervasively disquieting films ever made. Its uniquely rotten, insidious flavour is the result of macabre production design, degraded cinematography, clammy lighting and a sophisticated and abrasive use of sound. Like George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, the film used horror to express the discontentment of a country reeling from Vietnam and widespread social unrest. Fans included Ridley Scott (“It shocked the hell out of me”), Stanley Kubrick, who bought his own print, and William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, who said it “transcended the [horror] genre”.

Its writer-director, Tobe Hooper, who »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Tobe Hooper obituary

28 August 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Writer and director best known for the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

There can be no argument as to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the 1974 horror film about a group of teenagers who fall into the clutches of a psychopathic family, being one of the most pervasively disquieting films ever made. Its uniquely rotten, insidious flavour is the result of macabre production design, degraded cinematography, clammy lighting and a sophisticated and abrasive use of sound. Like George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, the film used horror to express the discontentment of a country reeling from Vietnam and widespread social unrest. Fans included Ridley Scott (“It shocked the hell out of me”), Stanley Kubrick, who bought his own print, and William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, who said it “transcended the [horror] genre”.

Its writer-director, Tobe Hooper, who »

- Ryan Gilbey

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