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Milos Forman will receive the top film honor bestowed by the Directors Guild of America, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction, DGA president Taylor Hackford announced on Wednesday. The Czech-born Forman's films include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," both of which won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, as well as DGA Awards for feature-film directing. Other films from Forman's five-decade career include "The People Vs. Larry Flynt," "Valmont," "Loves of a Blonde" and "Taking Off." "No matter what subject or genre he »
- Steve Pond
In the film Broadcast News, an oleaginous TV exec asks a newly redundant media worker if there is anything he can do. You know, to help at this difficult time. "Well, I certainly hope you'll die soon," replies his former employee.
Shane Allen's leaving speech as Channel 4's head of comedy was equally scabrous. "The thing about Channel 4 is that you were allowed to go too far, so Shane was taking advantage of that before he went to the BBC," said one guest at the do, at the Comedy Pub in London's West End last month. Some walked out. Others gave him the nickname "Shane Guevara".
Allen, who takes up his new post as the BBC's »
- Stuart Jeffries
These were so much fun on election day (pt 1 & pt 2) that we'll do one more before we hunker down into this year's Oscars. Tell us who you'd vote for and why in these famously divisive and/or just plain fabulous Oscar categories.
Best Actress 1961
Best Cinematography 2007
No Country For Old Men (Deakins) vs. There Will Be Blood (Elswit) vs. Atonement (McGarvey) vs. Diving Bell And Butterfly (Kaminsky) vs. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Deakins)
Best Supporting Actor 1999
poll by twiigs.com
Best Picture 1975
- NATHANIEL R
For a man who is a bundle of intense, nervous energy, Jacques Audiard is a surprisingly slow worker. Since he started directing, in 1994, he has completed just six features, with lengthy gaps between them. Indeed, the three-year run up to his new film, Rust and Bone, represents something of an acceleration. "I am free," Audiard shrugs, "because I work for a producer [Pascal Caucheteux] who says, 'We'll go when it's ready.' He doesn't give me a deadline. The films take a long time to write – too long, perhaps. That is where the time is spent."
But what films they are. His last, A Prophet, the coruscating study of a French-Arab convict who becomes a player in the Corsican mafia, »
- Andrew Pulver
Anyone who listens to Alex Jones knows that Sean Stone is a very interesting and outspoken individual. He started acting in his dad Oliver Stone's films at a very young age, and has since grown into a prolific documentarian, director and writer who makes his fictional feature debut with Greystone Park, on Blu-ray and DVD today, October 16th.
While Greystone Park is a scripted thriller based on a true story, quite a few of the scares we see on screen came from actual events that took place during the shooting of this found footage hybrid. Sean not only writes and directs, but he also stars as himself, one of three filmmakers who set out to investigate the real life Greystone Park, an abandoned insane asylum located in New Jersey.
We recently caught up with Sean to talk about the film, »
How awesome is New York? So awesome that we're willing to throw crumbs to podunk towns like San Diego once in a while. Sure, knock yourself out, have the world's biggest pop culture convention in the world, we'll be over here on the East Coast being awesome.
As it happens, we have our own little Comic-Con and it ain't exactly something to sneeze at. Held in the House that Graft Built (a.k.a the Jacob K. Javits Center), New York Comic-Con is a perfectly suitable alternative for those too weak and puny to make it out to Sd. If it is your first time, however, the schedule can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, I'm here to help you strategize.
"My Little Pony" in Room 1A06. Because you haven't seen a Brony til you've seen a New York City Brony, boyeeeee! (Thursday, 6:15 – 7:15 Pm)
DC Comics' New 52 Spotlight »
- Jordan Hoffman
Scott Stapp says he's lucky to be alive right now, thanks to one person in particular. While promoting his new memoir, Sinner's Creed, on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live on Thursday, the singer spoke candidly about the time he checked into a Miami hotel during a drug binge and was awake for three days straight. "I thought I was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in an asylum," he said. "I started hearing things, like the cops were coming through the door and I started thinking, 'I can't embarrass my family.' So I was trying to climb over the balcony and fell 40 feet." As a result, Stapp revealed he fractured his skull, broke his hip and nose and couldn't »
Warner Bros. announced today that the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz will be fully restored and converted into 3D, as a part of the studio's 90th Anniversary celebration next year. The film is currently being restored and will be released on Blu-ray 3D in either September or October of next year. The studio also announced a number of massive Blu-ray and DVD collections to celebrate their diverse catalog. Take a look at the studio's 90th Anniversary logo, and then read the full press release for more details.
One of the most respected, diversified and successful motion picture studios in the world, Warner Bros. began when the eponymous brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - incorporated on April 4, 1923. Four years later, the release of The Jazz Singer, the world's first "talkie," set a tone of innovation and influence that would forever become synonymous with the Warner Bros. brand. Soon to be 90, Warner Bros. »
You saw the first two prequel "The Tales of Dunwall" videos yesterday, as Arkane Studios explored both the philosophical and supernatural facets of Dishonored. In this final installment, we meet Piero, who will serve as hero Corvo's gadget guy through the course of the story.
Dishonored will be available on October 9th for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 from Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios.
'DayZ' Creator: Standalone Alpha Out This Year to Beat Copycats
The Zombies Are Headed to Nuketown in 'Black Ops 2'
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- Charles Webb
Romney's campaign for presidency looks even more comical when viewed through the prism of the Coen brothers' caper – reputedly his all-time favourite film
Mitt Romney's lumbering, stumbling presidential campaign looks a lot more fun when viewed through the prism of O Brother, Where Art Thou? – reputedly the candidate's all-time favourite film.
Simply hit the fast-forward button and add a bluegrass score, and hey presto – that dreary round of stage-managed photo ops and exhausted stump speeches is transformed into a freewheeling picaresque in which the eye-waggling billionaire bounds merrily through the swing states, up to his necktie in all manner of mischief. Tremble as Mighty Mitt finds himself seduced by a trio of sexy sirens. Marvel as he foils the Ku Klux Klan and tumbles ass-backwards into pop stardom as the lead singer of the Soggy Bottom Boys. Thrill, finally, to his new campaign slogan, lifted from George Clooney's »
- Xan Brooks
You probably met Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby on long-running sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” but he'd like the chance to re-introduce himself. Radnor's sophomore feature effort, "Liberal Arts" (out in limited release Friday), concerns the angst of a 35-year-old New York admissions counselor, Jesse (played by Radnor, who also wrote and directed the film), who graduated from college but never really matriculated into adulthood. When Jesse returns to his midwestern alma mater for his second-favorite professor's retirement, a chance meeting with 19-year-old student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen) and the blossoming relationship that ensues, force him to decide whether he's going to grow up or stay stuck in the past. Radnor explained that Jesse is grappling with some of the same arrested development as his "Himym" character, but said that he hopes his movie delves slightly deeper into life, love and early adulthood in New York City than his day job does. »
- Kase Wickman
More great news for horror fans in the Massachusetts area! In addition to all the great guests already announced for Rock and Shock, the world premiere of Infected will be held on Saturday night!
Infected is the newest project from Woodhaven Films, which also produced the main entry in last year's Rock and Shock festival, the Robert Englund fueled demonic film Inkubus. Infected stars William Forsythe, Michael Madsen, Christy Romano and Tom DeNucci. Also from Woodhaven pictures will be a sneak preview of their next picture, Self Storage, starring Eric Roberts, Michael Berryman, Nick Principe and Tommy Dreamer. Many of the cast and crew will be on hand for the sneak preview, and a Woodhaven Films panel will be held just before the Infected screening on Saturday night.
Visit the official Rock and Shock website
From the Press Release
MassConcerts and Rock and Shock are thrilled to welcome to our »
- Doctor Gash
Featuring one of the more diverse casts we've seen in quite some time, Woodhaven Films' latest movie, Self Storage, has wrapped, and we've got the first official poster as well as some early news of a sequel for you to check out.
Even before Self Storage has its first screening, the film's star, Eric Roberts, and director, Tom DeNucci, have already agreed to return for a sequel. In addition to Roberts, the film features a unique cast featuring Jonathan Silverman, Michael Berryman and former professional wrestler Tommy Dreamer. A sneak peek of Self Storage is slated for October 13th with all actors attending. The location of the show will be announced soon.
For more visit the official Woodhaven Production Company website.
From the Press Release
- Doctor Gash
An inspired setting for a screening can make a film more powerful. Here are some of the most interesting locations, including a cemetery, a haunted hotel and, er, a hot tub
For something so temporary in nature, pop-up cinema has become a permanent part of the landscape, with concepts becoming weirder and wilder. Erecting a screen in a park no longer cuts it. Last year we saw cinemas built under motorway flyovers, and the year before a disused petrol station got a silver-screen makeover. This year screenings are taking place in hot tubs, cemeteries, lidos and even a purpose-built post-apocalyptic drive-in, complete with wrecked cars.
The more people taking cinema out of cinemas, the more imaginative these events must become to stand out. In an age in which film can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime, anyhow, pop-ups can make cinema an unmissable event. An inspired setting for a screening can make a film more powerful, »
- Ruth Jamieson
Anything for a friend. That's Shahid Kapoor for you. And his friends too believe in standing by the actor, rock-steady. At a time when after the debacle of Teri Meri Kahaani, the super-talented Shahid is looking for new challenges, his best friend and close confidante Mubina Rattonsey has decided to produce Shahid's next film. Mubina, it must be remembered, had co-produced Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey which was a turning point in Shahid's career. The same is likely to be true of Kapoor-Rattonsey team's next collaboration. Bejoy Nambiar, the director of the highly-acclaimed Shaitaan is all set to explore the dark side of human nature all over again, this time with Shahid Kapoor as his main protagonist. Though the concerned parties are keeping mum over the nature of the project, the yet-untitled film which starts shooting this December, features Shahid as a con-man who lands up in a mental asylum. »
- Subhash K. Jha
E-c-w! E-c-w! E-c-w! Ah, the chant still rings in our ears from the great days of Extreme Championship Wresting. And one of the main players from the early days, Tommy Dreamer, has been added to the cast of Self Storage.
One of the hardest of the hardcore, the one and only Tommy Dreamer recently joined the cast of Woodhaven Production Co.'s Self Storage. Additionally, Tna's lovely Rosita (aka Thea Trinidad) is also on board. With Michael Berryman, Eric Roberts and Jonathan Silverman already involved in the project, this is shaping up to be a really fun sounding cast.
From the Press Release
Rhode Island filmmaker Chad A. Verdi attached professional wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer (World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (Ecw)), along with Thea Trinidad (aka Rosita from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling), to his film Self Storage that is currently being lensed in Rhode Island.
Dreamer and »
- Doctor Gash
This morning, Bethesda released details about the voice cast for their upcoming supernatural revenge title Dishonored, from Arkane Studios. Among the names joining the cast are a whole mess of Academy Awards and Golden Globes. So the game's gonna sound good at least, right?
More details after the jump.
A curious note: among the cast announcements, there's no one lending their pipes to the role of assassin and lead character Corvo. Does that mean Bethesda's not announcing it yet or that the character is simply going to be voiceless throughout the campaign?
In any event, we've got Susan Sarandon onboard as Granny Rags, a deranged blind woman and former aristocrat and Carrie Fisher as an announcer spouting government propaganda throughout the game. Kill Bill star Michael Madsen plays another assassin here as Daud. This isn't his first go-round with game Vo after he voiced the English dub of Yakuza for Sega. »
- Charles Webb
The Woodhaven Production Company is proud to update us on its newest film, Self Storage. The cast currently consists of Michael Berryman, Eric Roberts and Jonathan Silverman; and now a new star has been added. We also have a behind-the-scenes look at the flick.
Filmmaker Chad A. Verdi is pleased to announce Eliza Roberts from such films as Animal House, Kicking and Screaming and the made-for-tv film Doctor Who, has been added to the cast. In addition, Verdi has provided us with some behind-the-scenes stills of Michael Berryman with the cast and crew. Dig it!
For more on the film, check out Self Storage on Facebook.
From the Press Release
The Woodhaven Production Company is pleased to announce the addition of Eliza Roberts (Animal House, Kicking and Screaming) to its star-studded cast that includes Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables) and horror legend Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, »
- Doctor Gash
Danny DeVito has said that his teenage self would be most impressed by his performance in Batman Returns. The actor played the Penguin in Tim Burton's second Batman movie, which also starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton.
> 'Batman' revisited: Tim Burton's 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns' "I'm very proud of my performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but my teenage self would be most impressed that I played the Penguin in a Batman movie" DeVito told The Big Issue in his 'Letter to My Younger Self'. "He has the comic book on his bed. I'd have (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
It's no secret that Hollywood have been running scared the last few years. Falling admissions, the ever-present threat of piracy, a collapse in the DVD market...these are dark times for the major studios. But there has been a glimmer of hope, thanks to certain exhibition techniques with both large-screen IMAX and 3D becoming virtually requirements when it comes to major tentpoles, with the subsidies on ticket prices as a result helping to boost grosses for many major movies, and giving others -- like "Titanic" and "Star Wars" -- a new lease of life through rereleases. Hell, theaters are even trying to make an extra dollar or two with D-Box vibrating seats, of all things.
But a regular event in London that's been growing and growing over time looks to have established another possible way for studios to boost their income. Secret Cinema, part of the Future Shorts brand (who »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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