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The Ninth Configuration (Region B UK)

25 June 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Savant UK correspondent Lee Broughton analyzes one of his favorite pictures starring Stacy Keach, who seemed to make only cult items in the '70s and '80s. William Peter Blatty dishes out a thick mix of comedy and dark soul-searching about the human condition as a Caligari- insane asylum, but with new twists. The Ninth Configuration Second Sight Region B Blu-ray 1980 / Colour / 2.35:1 enhanced widescreen / 118 m. / available through Amazon.uk Starring Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George Dicenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, Tom Atkins. Cinematography Gerry Fisher Production Design William Malley Film Editors Peter Taylor, T. Battle Davis, Roberto Silvi, Peter Lee-Thompson Original Music Barry DeVorzon Written, Produced and Directed by William Peter Blatty from his novel

Reviewed by Lee Broughton

(Note: Savant reviews as a guest at Tfh. Here I stretch my prerogatives by presenting a review from Lee Broughton, a valued U. »

- Glenn Erickson

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From 'Oitnb' to 'Lady Dynamite': TV's Mental Health Revolution

22 June 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In most episodes, Netflix's women-in-prison Orange Is the New Black plays like a series of deftly observed short stories, exposing how the females locked in Litchfield Penitentiary lived on the outside and landed themselves in the clink. And in the recently dropped new season, showrunner Jenji Kohan devotes one of these deep-dive tangents to a formerly minor inmate named Lolly (Lori Petty), a paranoid schizophrenic who catches a fellow inmate in a compromising position and promises to keep quiet. Though she'd previously been a source for punch lines and/or pre-violence tension, »

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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Chris Matthews Caught on Camera Raving About Melania Trump's 'Runway Walk'

5 May 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews was caught on camera making remarks about Melania Trump's "runway walk" during the network's coverage of the Indiana primary on Tuesday night. "Look how she walks. Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good," Matthews could be heard saying as Donald Trump's wife walked onto the stage. "I could watch that runway show," he added before MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interjected and cut to a commercial break. A spokesperson for Melania told People in response to Matthews' comments, "Melania Trump is an accomplished businesswoman and entrepreneur in her own right, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Chris Matthews Caught on Camera Raving About Melania Trump's 'Runway Walk'

5 May 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews was caught on camera making remarks about Melania Trump's "runway walk" during the network's coverage of the Indiana primary on Tuesday night. "Look how she walks. Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good," Matthews could be heard saying as Donald Trump's wife walked onto the stage. "I could watch that runway show," he added before MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interjected and cut to a commercial break. A spokesperson for Melania told People in response to Matthews' comments, "Melania Trump is an accomplished businesswoman and entrepreneur in her own right, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Happy Birthday, Jack Nicholson

22 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've been celebrating actors all month, and today one of our most legendary deserves a double dose of celebration: Jack Nicholson turns 79!

Nicholson is currently enjoying a low-key retirement. He hasn't been seen on the silver screen since James L. Brooks misfire How Do You Know, but his monolithic legacy of landmark work still feels fresh and the films rewatchable. We're lucky to still have an actor with us who can continue to inspire awe with performances like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's McMurphy or The Joker. It's saying something that he's Oscar's most recognized actor, but has plenty of worthy unnominated worthy performances to add to the heap - Batman, Carnal Knowledge, and even The Shining.

Yes, he remains Oscar's golden son. His winning performances - Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment, and As Good As It Gets - are a great example of the range of his talents: ferocity, »

- Chris Feil

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Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made

7 April 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For folks who loves both baseball and movies, it's incredibly sad that Hollywood's takes on our national pastime continually whiff with a frequency that makes Adam Dunn look like Joe Dimaggio. But 40 years ago today, a film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right: The Bad News Bears. A tartly-scripted comic saga about a no-hope Little League team from L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, the film — directed by Michael Ritchie from an original screenplay written by Bill Lancaster — shocked and amused audiences with its unbridled »

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Oscar poll: 9 women won Best Actress on their only nomination -- who was the best?

9 March 2016 12:39 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In the history of Best Actress at the Oscars, eight previous champs have never received another nomination: Mary Pickford ("Coquette," 1929), Ginger Rogers ("Kitty Foyle," 1940), Judy Holliday ("Born Yesterday," 1950), Shirley Booth ("Come Back Little Sheba," 1952), Louise Fletcher ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975), Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God," 1986), Gwyneth Paltrow ("Shakespeare in Love," 1998) and Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball," 2001). Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Brie Larson ("Room") is the ninth, but her Best Actress victory is just a couple of weeks old, so there's every possibility she'll earn another Oscar bid in the near future. For that matter, you can't rule out a future bid for any of the living champs: Berry, Paltrow and Matlin all work regularly. Even 81-year-ol...' »

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

26 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's almost here -- the 88th Academy Awards finally airs this Sunday, and we're counting down the minutes.

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you some of the best (and, um, craziest) facts about Hollywood's biggest awards show. 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 (above), 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. 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, won Best Director for "Gigi" (1958).

3. Nameplates for all potential winners are prepared ahead of time; in 2014, the Academy made 215 of them! »

- Phil Pirrello

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10 people who won Oscars for scaring the hell out of us

23 February 2016 1:20 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Plenty of people accuse the Oscars of rewarding "bait-y," melodramatic schlock too often. Maybe you consider Forrest Gump slightly manipulative or Driving Miss Daisy a tad too quaint. Well, in these ten instances, Oscars went to some of the scariest performances on the silver screen and we'll never forget them no matter how hard we try.    Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Apparently the scariest thing a guy can do is make a pencil disappear.  Faye DunawayNetwork Here's Faye Dunaway predicting how TV will go for the next 50 years. Be thankful for Diana Christensen's ratings-driven fury, Glenn Beck.  Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh might be the coldest killer ever to grace the silver screen. Luckily Javier Bardem played him with enough dead-eyed grit to make him one of the most unsettling sights in 21st century cinema.  Louise FletcherOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nurse Ratched »

- Louis Virtel

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The 25 greatest Oscar speeches

19 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're just a week away from another gold-tinged year of speeches, upsets, and snubs. After all the hype, what ends up mattering about the Oscars? I'd argue it's the speeches, and that's why we're picking the 25 best acceptance speeches ever -- by actors only. Sorry, but glamor is a key element in any Oscar moment and I don't have time to remember if the guy who adapted The Last Emperor thanked his mom.  25. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer Dustin Hoffman's seriousness initially seems worrisome, but his mix of sarcasm and sincerity is right for the ceremony.  24. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Cotillard's tearful speech makes you realize how rare it is than an Oscar recipient is surprised to win. As Cotillard scrambles to make sense of the honor, she comes up with an ebullient finale: "Thank you, life! Thank you, love! It is -- there are some angels in this city. »

- Louis Virtel

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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon

16 February 2016 8:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Do you remember what you did for Valentine's Day in 1991? Well, if you were old enough to see an R-rated movie, there's a chance that you might have celebrated the lovey-doviest of holidays by seeing one of the scariest thrillers of all time. Yep, Silence of the Lambs, the movie that made an anti-hero out of a guy who eats people's faces, opened in theaters on Feb. 14, 1991 - 25 years ago this week. A quarter-century later, the film hasn't left pop culture. That's in part because it was such a disturbing film. The cannibalism-deterring muzzle worn by Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), for example, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon

16 February 2016 8:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Do you remember what you did for Valentine's Day in 1991? Well, if you were old enough to see an R-rated movie, there's a chance that you might have celebrated the lovey-doviest of holidays by seeing one of the scariest thrillers of all time. Yep, Silence of the Lambs, the movie that made an anti-hero out of a guy who eats people's faces, opened in theaters on Feb. 14, 1991 - 25 years ago this week. A quarter-century later, the film hasn't left pop culture. That's in part because it was such a disturbing film. The cannibalism-deterring muzzle worn by Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), for example, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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'The Silence of the Lambs': 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Serial Killer Classic

12 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to think of a movie less suitable for Valentine's Day than "The Silence of the Lambs."

Yet that's the day the unforgettable thriller debuted 25 years ago, on February 14, 1991. The creepy, gory adaptation of Thomas Harris's bestseller was an enormous hit, made an enduring pop culture figure of sophisticated flesh-eater Hannibal Lecter, transformed Anthony Hopkins into a star, and became only the third (and so far, the last) movie to win the top five Oscars -- Best Picture, Director, Actress, Actor, and Screenplay.

As many times as you've seen Hopkins's Lecter casually mention how well human liver goes with fava beans and a nice Chianti, there's still much you may not know about "Silence." Quid pro quo -- we'll reveal the movie's secrets, if you read on.

1. Hopkins wasn't the first actor to play Hannibal Lecter; that honor went to Brian Cox (above), in Michael Mann's 1986 "Manhunter, »

- Gary Susman

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6 Must-See Movies and TV Shows on HBO Now in February 2016: 'Vinyl,' 'Blade Runner' and More

22 January 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2016 has begun and nowhere is that seen more clearly than the HBO original programming lineup for February. Popular series' "Vice" (February 5) and "Girls" (February 21) are returning for their fourth and fifth seasons respectively. Most exciting, however, is the brand new "Vinyl" (Feb. 14), a flashy look into '70s rock and roll from "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter and executive producer Mick Jagger, which drops on the same day as the return of "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver."  This month's television behemoths are joined by blockbusters "Furious 7" (February 13) and "Magic Mike Xxl" (February 20), as well as some cinema classics like "The Piano" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (both of which are arriving on the first of the month).  Read More: Watch: New 'Vinyl' Trailer Brings the Sex, Drugs and Madness to HBO Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in »

- Bryn Gelbart

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6 Must-See Movies and TV Shows on HBO Now in February 2016: 'Vinyl,' 'Blade Runner' and More

22 January 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

2016 has begun and nowhere is that seen more clearly than the HBO original programming lineup for February. Popular series' "Vice" (February 5) and "Girls" (February 21) are returning for their fourth and fifth seasons respectively. Most exciting, however, is the brand new "Vinyl" (Feb. 14), a flashy look into '70s rock and roll from "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter and executive producer Mick Jagger, which drops on the same day as the return of "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver."  This month's television behemoths are joined by blockbusters "Furious 7" (February 13) and "Magic Mike Xxl" (February 20), as well as some cinema classics like "The Piano" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (both of which are arriving on the first of the month).  Read More: Watch: New 'Vinyl' Trailer Brings the Sex, Drugs and Madness to HBO Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in...

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- Bryn Gelbart

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Every New, Exciting Movie Coming to HBO Now and HBO Go in February

21 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Just in time to snuggle up with someone on the couch for Valentine's Day, HBO Now and HBO Go are blessing us with some fresh new titles for February. From the oiled-up dudes of Magic Mike Xxl to the epic car chases of Furious 7, there are plenty of awesome movies to choose from, so hop on the chance to watch them while you can. Also make sure you check out January's selection before they disappear! Theatrical premieres: Feb. 1: I Origins Feb. 6: A Walk Among the Tombstones Feb. 7: Annabelle Feb. 13: Furious 7 Feb. 20: Magic Mike Xxl Feb. 27: San Andreas Original programming highlights: Feb. 5: Vice, season four premiere Feb. 5: Animals, season one premiere Feb. 14: Vinyl, season one premiere Feb. 14: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Feb. 21: Girls, season five premiere Feb. 21: Togetherness, season two premiere Other notable movies coming Feb. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Golden Globes: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Awards Ceremony

8 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For a night known as Hollywood's most notorious open-bar gala, the Golden Globes ceremony remains shrouded in mystery.

Most viewers probably don't even know who presents it (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association), how many voting members it has (only about 90), or what qualifies them to pass judgment on movies and television. Yet movie fans and awards mavens continue to take the Globes seriously as a precursor to the Academy Awards, since some of the Globe honorees will indeed go on to win Oscars. With Ricky Gervais set to reprise his hosting duties this weekend, here are 25 things you need to know about the Globes.

1. Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign-market journalists, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (then called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association) held its first awards ceremony the following spring, as a luncheon at 20th Century Fox. Instead of trophies, the winners took home scrolls.

2. The next year, the »

- Moviefone Staff

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As we lose two titans of cinematography, we wonder how cinema's future looks

4 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While the holidays unfolded, we lost two of the greatest photographers to ever work in cinema, and it's only when you look back at the filmography they leave behind and the legacy they passed on to all the cameramen who worked under them and then went on to shoot films of their own that you understand the magnitude of what we've lost. There was a point in my own film education when I stopped going from actor to actor or from director to director in the way I was watching movies and spent a summer going from cinematographer to cinematographer, and doing that proved to be an education in the tricky definition of what we call "authorial voice" in film. I think it is only in collaboration that magic happens, and one of the people who has to be absolutely killing it for that to work is the cinematographer. The »

- Drew McWeeny

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