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Edinburgh Film Festival announces line-up by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-05-27 12:28:03

27 May 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ewan McGregor as Yeshua in Last Days In Desert Edinburgh International Film Festival's new artistic director Mark Adams announced the line-up of this year's event at the Filmhouse this morning, at the most well-attended pre-fest press conference I've seen at the event in years.

The festival, which will celebrate its 69th edtion from June 17 to 28, will feature 164 features (134 new films plus retrospectives) from 36 countries, including 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres, 84 UK Premieres and two Scottish Premieres.

Stars attending will include Ewan McGregor - whose Last Days In The Desert will also screen - Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell (both of whom are in Bereave), Johnnie To (whose Exiled will screen) and cinematographer Seamus McGarvey in conversation with One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest DoP and Who Needs Sleep? director Haskell Wexler.

"It's kind of like Sophie's Choice," Adams said, "because you don't want to have favourite children -. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks and Ryan Take Forever to Realize That Men are from Seattle and Women from Baltimore

24 May 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sleepless in Seattle': Meg Ryan 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his "Three Colors" trilogy, the word "magic" is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is just about everywhere in that lyrical tale about love and fate. On the other hand, the word "magic" seems to crop up every other minute in writer-director Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron and fellow Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jeff Arch and David S. Ward (plus an uncredited Delia Ephron) were apparently trying to create screen magic through the power of suggestion. If you repeat it often enough... Following in the footsteps of Claude Lelouch's 1974 hit And Now My Love, with added touches borrowed from Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember (itself a remake of McCarey's own 1939 Love Affair), Nora Ephron »

- Andre Soares

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'Wayward Pines' Premiere Recap: Ominous Psychological Thriller Off to an Intriguing Start

14 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Wayward Pines, Fox's new ten-episode miniseries starring Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino and Melissa Leo introduces a character still recovering from significant emotional trauma following a high profile catastrophe whose fatalities number in the range of 600, and for which he feels devastatingly responsible. Now in search of two missing secret service agents, Ethan Burke finds himself in an inescapable "Mayberry-like" town where the inhabitants live false lives and fear punishment for breaking the town's seemingly urbane directives. 

A psychological thriller reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and anything written by Stephen King, Wayward Pines' menacing tone is expressed through a blue and shadow lens layered with an anxiety-inspiring score with slasher screechy undertones. Though the mood is dark, the questions are provocative enough that you'll be desperate for the next episode when the curtain falls on the first. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

1 May 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Jack Nicholson Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Actor

22 April 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Let's hope Jack Nicholson has a pleasant birthday on Wednesday, or at least a less disturbing one than the birthday when pal Hunter S. Thompson showed up outside his house, turned on a spotlight, blasted a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, fired several rounds from his 9mm pistol, and (when the terrified actor and his kids refused to open the door) left an elk's heart on the doorstep.

Nicholson turns 78 on April 22, and even though he hasn't been in a movie for five years, he still looms large in our collective imaginations. Younger viewers know him from his flamboyant performances in "The Departed," "The Bucket List," "Something's Gotta Give," and "Anger Management," but his older films remain ubiquitous on TV as well, including "As Good as It Gets," "A Few Good Men," "Batman," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Terms of Endearment," "The Shining," and "Chinatown." A late bloomer, »

- Gary Susman

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Watch: Haskell Wexler on the Changing Role of the Cinematographer

12 March 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 8 Female Cinematographers You Should Know About Haskell Wexler, the cinematographer responsible for Hollywood classics like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," declares in this video from the Global Cinematography Institute, that controlling the image is still the name of the game for a cinematographer. The tricky part about maintaining this role in today's world, is that there are numerous other positions that also have key insight on the look of a scene, thanks to new technology. Wexler explains that, back in the '60s and '70s, a cinematographer would have to rely on their own perception and ultimately intuition if they wanted to get their film shot with a specific tone in mind. Nowadays, everyone can have an opinion on whether or not a shot is aesthetically in line with the story or mood because of monitor feeds, in addition to »

- Elle Leonsis

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"Birdman" : 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

24 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in "Birdman", starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone:

Michael Stevens For 'The Good':

"'Birdman' aka 'The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance' hurtles along as if in flight, with a single cinematic take, soaring over, under and around the inner demons haunting 'Riggan Thomson' (Michael Keaton) , a grizzled film actor turned stage director, eager to rebuild his reputation in the theater world ...

"...after famously portraying the iconic movie superhero 'Birdman'.

"The funny, clever script shows how vain, fragile and bird-brained actors can be, as they go through the hollow motions of life, when their true calling is in performance...

"...with a convincing ensemble cast, bopping along to a jittery jazz drum score by Antonio Sanchez...

"'Birdman' is a unique satirical feature, that kept me on the edge, »

- Michael Stevens

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Watch These 9 Must See Classics on Movies On Demand

23 February 2015 9:49 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies On Demand. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today's list is a selection of the best must see classics on Mod.] "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)There are few performances in film history as definitive as Jack Nicholson's searing turn as Randle Patrick McMurphy in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Adapted from Ken Kesey's novel of the same name, the film centers on Nicholson's free-spirited, small-time convict who fakes being crazy so he can get transferred from the state penitentiary to what he thinks will be a more comfortable state mental hospital. Unfortunately for McMurphy and his fellow patients, the mental hospital is run by Nurse Ratched, a tyrannical authority figure played with hellish fury by Louise Fletcher. In the hands of both performers, "Cuckoo's Nest" makes for powerhouse drama. "Midnight »

- Zack Sharf

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Oscars Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

20 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 25 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. At 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award. He received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Beginners" (2010) opposite Ewan McGregor.

3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »

- Jonny Black

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"Birdman": 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

8 February 2015 1:29 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, take another look @ 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in "Birdman", starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone:

Michael Stevens For 'The Good':

"'Birdman' aka 'The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance' hurtles along as if in flight, with a single cinematic take, soaring over, under and around the inner demons haunting 'Riggan Thomson' (Michael Keaton) , a grizzled film actor turned stage director, eager to rebuild his reputation in the theater world ...

"...after famously portraying the iconic movie superhero 'Birdman'.

"The funny, clever script shows how vain, fragile and bird-brained actors can be, as they go through the hollow motions of life, when their true calling is in performance...

"...with a convincing ensemble cast, bopping along to a jittery jazz drum score by Antonio Sanchez...

"'Birdman' is a unique satirical feature, that kept me on the edge, »

- Michael Stevens

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Cool Videos: Jack Nicholson accepts award from set of Cuckoo's Nest

5 February 2015 1:35 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

My favorite actor of all time accepting an award for one of my favorite movies of all time might just be the greatest acceptance speech ever. It’s 1975 and Jack Nicholson is seen in the video accepting his Leading Actor award for his performance in The Last Detail and Chinatown on the set of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. You can also see a young Danny Devito in character, how great is this? Too bad Nurse Ratched had to ruin it all. This clip was posted online as part »

- Graham McMorrow

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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

4 February 2015 8:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well. »

- Brad Brevet

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Jack Nicholson's 1975 Bafta speech from the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – video

4 February 2015 4:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After winning the best film actor Bafta for his roles in The Last Detail and Chinatown, Jack Nicholson performs a spectacular glass-smashing acceptance speech from the set (in Oregon) of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was still in production. Other cast members remain in character as Nicholson tells viewers: 'I've been institutionalised.' The 2015 Bafta awards take place on 8 February at the Royal Opera House, London

• See BAFTA's full 100 Moments here Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Jay Roach Attached to Direct Action Comedy Adaptation 'Mad Dogs'

30 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After messing with politics both dramatically and comedically with Game Change and The Campaign respectively, director Jay Roach is looking to switch things up by venturing into action comedy. THR has word that the director of the Austin Powers trilogy is attached to direct Mad Dogs, an adaptation of the book of the same name by James Grady. The book, which is being used as a jumping off point for the big screen story described as The Hangover meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Wes Jones, who wrote the 2010 Black Listed script College Republicans, will write the script, and this one sounds like a lot of fun. The story will follow three dysfunctional guys working low-level jobs in U.S. Intelligence who have been deemed crazy and sent to a government mental hospital for spies. Convinced someone wants them dead, they hatch an escape plan. It’s obvious they »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jay Roach to Direct Action Comedy 'Mad Dogs'

29 January 2015 1:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has picked up the action-comedy package Mad Dogs, setting Jay Roach to direct. The project is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Three Days of the Condor author James Grady, with the studio planning an action-comedy update of the 1970s conspiracy thriller genre, with a tone that is described as a cross between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Hangover. Wes Jones, whose screenplay Young Republicans topped the Black List in 2010, has been set to write the screenplay adaptation.

Mad Dogs will use the book as a "jumping off point," centering on three U.S. intelligence operatives who have been deemed crazy by their superiors, thanks to their dysfunctional lifestyles. They are sent to a secret government-run mental hospital for spies, where they become convinced that someone is trying to kill them. They try to hatch an escape plan, but when it »

- MovieWeb

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"Birdman": 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

29 January 2015 10:14 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in "Birdman", starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone:

Michael Stevens For 'The Good':

"'Birdman' aka 'The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance' hurtles along as if in flight, with a single cinematic take, soaring over, under and around the inner demons haunting 'Riggan Thomson' (Michael Keaton) , a grizzled film actor turned stage director, eager to rebuild his reputation in the theater world ...

"...after famously portraying the iconic movie superhero 'Birdman'.

"The funny, clever script shows how vain, fragile and bird-brained actors can be, as they go through the hollow motions of life, when their true calling is in performance...

"...with a convincing ensemble cast, bopping along to a jittery jazz drum score by Antonio Sanchez...

"'Birdman' is a unique satirical feature, that kept me on the edge, »

- Michael Stevens

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Celebrity Big Brother Patsy Kensit: 'I thought I'd not be able to leave'

28 January 2015 8:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother evictee Patsy Kensit has joked that she thought she'd never be able to leave the house.

Patsy, who was evicted last night, told reporters today that the number of celebrities quitting and being removed from the house made the experience strange.

"The thing that was psychologically testing in there was we only saw two people walk up those stairs and out the door - so many people got thrown out or walked," she said. "So at one point I did actually say to Nadia [Sawalha], 'I've missed a clause in the contract. We're never getting out. We're not going to be released'."

She also commented on Ken Morley, who was removed from the house, saying: "[His behaviour] was really inappropriate, wasn't it? I mean, I told him where to go quite a few times. I wasn't going to take any of his stuff and I certainly wasn't going to let »

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Patsy Kensit compares 'Celebrity Big Brother' to psychiatric hospital

28 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Patsy Kensit has compared the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house to a psychiatric hospital. The 46-year-old actress - who was voted off the Channel 5 show last night (27.01.15) - admits she never imagined the experience would be as hard as it was and has likened it to the Jack Nicholson film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', insisting her passion for meditating helped her through the drama between contestants including Perez Hilton and Katie Hopkins. Asked if she would do it again, Patsy said: ''I don't think so. I don't think so because I think you can't ... I know girls that »

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