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Venice Fest To Celebrate Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski

Venice Fest To Celebrate Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski
Rome — The Venice Film Festival is celebrating French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who gained stardom during the French New Wave in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless,” and director Jerzy Skolimowski, pioneer of the Polish New Wave, with Golden Lions for lifetime achievement.

Belmondo, whom the fest in a statement called “an icon of French and international cinema,” first attended Venice in 1965 with Godard’s couple-on-the-run pic “Pierrot le Fou,” which was booed there before going on to gain praise and becoming a groundbreaking classic.

Synonymous with French cool, Belmondo is also known for his roles in French gangster movies such as “The Big Risk” by Claude Sautet (1960) and “Borsalino” by Jacques Deray (1970). His other standout pics include crime drama “The Night Caller” by Henri Verneuil (1975) and two films directed by Claude Lelouch, the Hollywood-set romancer “Love is a Funny Thing” (1969) and drama “Itinerary of a Spoiled Child” (1988). Belmondo also played the French
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FEARnet Set to Unleash Insidious in Its Broadcast Premiere, Along With a Solid September Lineup!!

Our good friends at FEARnet is gearing up to unleash a pretty awesome September lineup for horror fans (“Slayed By the Bell”-themes?!), including the broadcast premiere of James Wan’s creepy chiller Insidious. Read on for more info!!

(Santa Monica, CA – August 26, 2013) – The acclaimed box office smash, Insidious, will make its FEARnet debut on Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. Directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), and written by Saw scribe Leigh Whannell, Insidious stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, parents whose son has fallen into a coma, following a mysterious incident in the attic. Things get much worse for the family, as their son’s illness leads to a terrifying encounter with malevolent ghouls, and a journey into the realm of the dead known as “The Further.” This will be a chance for fans to catch up with the Lambert family and their demons,
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Event Report: Screamfest La 2011: Exclusive Night #5 Photo Gallery, More on Vamperifica and Hail Satan!

Dread Central's coverage of the 11th annual Screamfest La Film Festival continues with our event report stemming from Tuesday night, October 18th, when we hit the carpet to bring you further eye candy and to catch the premieres of short films Hail Satan! and The Night Caller as well as the feature film Vamperifica.

Those walking the black carpet at the Manns Chinese 6 in Hollywood, California, and in attendance for the evening included Vamperifica co-writer (with lead Martin Yurkovic) and director Bruce Ornstein and cast members Jeff Ward, Bonnie Swencionis, Creighton James, Josh Alexander, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Gianna LePera and Cj Diehl as well as Urban Explorer director Andy Fetscher with cast members Nathalie Kelley, Nick Eversman and Brenda Koo. Hail Satan! director John Michael Elfers and producer/actress Denesa Chan and The Night Caller co-writers and directors Peter Podgursky and Donna Thorland (you can now watch the latter film online here) also made the carpet,
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The Twilight Zone Heading Back to Theatres

There's no question that when you think classic cinema, one of the first shows that comes to mind is Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone". While there have been several attempts to recapture that magic both on TV and theatrically, the lightning has yet to be captured into the proverbial bottle. Still ... Hollywood is looking to try again!

According to Deadline New York "Jason Rothenberg (The Sparrow) has landed the assignment to write The Twilight Zone, a new feature version of the Rod Serling classic '50s TV series that Warner Bros is developing with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Details are scant, but the expectation is they will take some of the original stories written for the series by the likes of Serling and Richard Matheson."

No word yet on what episodes will be getting the retelling, but there sure is tons of material to choose from. Might I
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