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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Anatomy of a Murder

16 November 2011 3:42 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 21, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

It’s great to see Criterion give its stunning treatment to a classic James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) murder mystery. Although 1959′s Anatomy of a Murder didn’t win any Academy Awards, it was nominated for seven: Best Picture, cinematography, adapted screenplay, editing, Best Actor for Stewart and two Best Supporting Actor awards for Arthur O’Connell (The Poseidon Adventure) and George C. Scott (Patton).

In the movie, Stewart plays a small-town lawyer who takes on the case of a young Army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara, The Thomas Crown Affair) accused of killing the local tavern owner, who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick, The Omen).

Directed by the late Otto Preminger (Laura), Anatomy of a Murder was a groundbreaker when it was originally released for its frank discussion of sex. The film is based on the novel »

- Sam

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11-11-11 and Rehashing a Christian Mystique: A Movie Review

15 November 2011 9:33 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director/writer: Darren Lynn Bousman (screenplay).

Cast: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes and Brendan Price.

The real 11-11-11 has come and gone with no globally reaching incident to report. Aside from that day also being the premiere for a movie to play on that auspicious number, director/writer Darren Lynn Bousman has other plans in mind. His idea is based on the assumption that as long as the calendar year is written in the two-digit format, he could create a tale of cosmic horror that centers on the life of an author, Joseph Crone (Timothy Gibbs).

This director turns the number into a marker for the incidents that has happened in Crone's life. His wife and child died on 11-11, his mother died giving birth to his brother, Samuel (Michael Landes) on 11-11 and even more recently, he was in car accident that happened with 11-11 as an anecdote. The »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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Top 10 movie decapitations

1 November 2011 7:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Decapitations have been a horror movie staple for decades. To celebrate this fact, here’s Phil’s list of cinema’s finest choppings, loppings and beheadings…

In onscreen depictions of violence or combat, when it comes to delivering a coup de grace, nothing is quite so effective or final as a decapitation. It’s the death stroke that can illicit applause, gasps, cheers, screams, or make you feel a bit queasy, but no matter what the effect, it seems that you never have to wait too long for another one to come along in the crazy, wacky, world of on-screen carnage.

However, as this list shows, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and movie beheadings have proved endlessly inventive, a fact that explains why something as mundane and straightforward as a guillotine will find no place in this top 10. This list is an attempt to celebrate the most shocking, »

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'Cinema Verite' writer working on HBO show

1 November 2011 5:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cinema Verite writer David Seltzer has begun work on a new drama for HBO. Seltzer is collaborating with HBO Sports presenter Jim Lampley on the potential series, Deadline says. The show, which is currently untitled, focuses on a family struggling with addiction and co-dependence. Seltzer has previously written movies such as The Omen and My Giant. HBO is currently working (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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10 Movies That Will Scare Parents to Death

28 October 2011 4:46 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

This is the time of year every movie lover worth his salt pops out their annual list of “best horror films” and such. I decided to put a twist on the list this year by offering up a smattering of films that will make any parent cower in the corner. Thankfully, this is not inspired by my own domestic plight. For reasons beyond my comprehension, my husband and I have managed to spawn two well-adjusted and happy daughters. I assure you, it is sheer luck, not inherent parenting skill that has afforded me this luxury. To ask what instigated such a list would be a fair question. I have been deeply traumatized by a book I am reading: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The book tells the tale of a mom whose only son grew up and committed a Columbine-like massacre. I was drawn to the »

- Shannon

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Courtney Solomon talks horror, Stan Winston and After Dark Originals

27 October 2011 3:11 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

After watching classic horror films The Omen and The Exorcist at the age of 5 and 6, filmmaker Courtney Solomon was destined to be.a part of the.horror genre. The Toronto-born writer, director and producer, was even sometimes.called .Damien., after the devilish child in Richard Donner.s 1976 flick The Omen, in primary school because he would."emanate" the .son of the devil.. .I was a little kid so I.d watched those movies and I.d go to school and try to emanate the characters,. Solomon tells If, inside.his.Sydney Cbd hotel room. .I love those classic movies. The genre has changed a bit, so sometimes it.s harder to do a movie that has such a slow build . although I really »

- Sam Dallas

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Edgar Wright Programs Your 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon

25 October 2011 5:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Besides being the writer/director/producer of phenomenal films, Edgar Wright is quite the cinephile. He’s programmed a number of fantastic line-ups at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, and he’s currently prepping a new program entitled “Films Edgar Has Never Seen.” If you’re like me, and are incredibly frustrated that you don’t live in L.A. and thus have never been able to attend an Edgar Wright-billed line-up, you’re in luck. Just in time for Halloween, Wright has put together a 24-hour horror movie marathon that you can stage on your own. The films all follow a theme, and are programmed to the specific time of day that they’ll be playing. Hit the jump to find out what they are. The 15 films Wright has selected are all organized around Shakespeare's seven ages of man (the infant, the whining schoolboy, the lover, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids Premieres October 28th

26 August 2011 3:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Give me a good decapitation anytime. I love arterial spray as much as the next guy. Serial killers, movie monsters, demons and spirits - bring them on. Just keep the creepy kids away. Nothing makes ol' Doctor Gash's skin crawl like a film loaded with spooky little ankle-biting monsters. And the brilliant people over at Chiller are tapping into that fear for their newest special.

To welcome in Halloween this year, Chiller will be airing the newest installment of the "Chiller 13" series. Tune in on October 28 at 8pm to see "Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids." Tell me, what could be more disturbing?

To help select the top 13, Chiller assembled a group of experts that include two performers who undoubtedly deserve a spot on the list, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) and Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary).

Personally, I think this is a great idea and a cool way to feature some memorable performances. »

- Doctor Gash

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Music in the movies: the scores of John Barry 1968-1979 part 1

8 August 2011 5:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our detailed look back over the non-Bond scores of John Barry continues with a look at his work between the years 1968 to 1979…

In the third part of our John Barry retrospective, we enter the late 60s and a surge of activity that would typify the composer’s output for nearly two decades. Despite the exacting nature of his commissions, he continued to build on his reputation with a succession of quality scores that stockpiled brilliant and unexpected surprises on top of unprecedented new ground. But all the while, he continued to strive for authenticity of arrangement and sincerity of expression. This phase demonstrates his broadening outlook but also reflects, in a profound way, the diversity of his musical influences.

His early output took inspiration from both the rhythm and blues of The Barry Seven and the popular rhythms of the time, such as Gene Vincent and American guitarist Duane Eddy, »

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Music in the movies: the scores of John Barry 1968-1979

8 August 2011 5:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our detailed look back over the non-Bond scores of John Barry continues with a look at his work between the years 1968 to 1979…

In the third part of our John Barry retrospective, we enter the late 60s and a surge of activity that would typify the composer’s output for nearly two decades. Despite the exacting nature of his commissions, he continued to build on his reputation with a succession of quality scores that stockpiled brilliant and unexpected surprises on top of unprecedented new ground. But all the while, he continued to strive for authenticity of arrangement and sincerity of expression. This phase demonstrates his broadening outlook but also reflects, in a profound way, the diversity of his musical influences.

His early output took inspiration from both the rhythm and blues of The Barry Seven and the popular rhythms of the time, such as Gene Vincent and American guitarist Duane Eddy, »

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Looking back at Joe Dante's The ‘Burbs

8 August 2011 3:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joe Dante taught us to fear our neighbour in comedy horror, The ‘Burbs. Charlotte takes a look back at an 80s classic…

When you think about classic 80s films, maybe The ‘Burbs isn’t the first to jump to mind. But on closer inspection, this funny, smart, creepy tale, directed by Joe Dante, has pretty much everything you could want from an 80s film and, most importantly, it stands the test of time. Not only in the way it looks and its style of humour, but its subject matter is still relevant today.

How many of us don’t speak to our neighbours? How many of us are wary of the people that live right next to us? There’s always one house on the street you’re not too sure about. There’s always one slightly odd person that does weird things at night. That’s what The ‘Burbs deals with: paranoia, »

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5 Shocking Horror Film Scenes to Keep You Awake At Night

5 July 2011 2:36 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Movies are made up of scenes and when you think of horror films, it’s usually key scenes that stay with you: “Here’s Johnny!”, “He has his father’s eyes”, “It’s alive!”, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

But some scenes turn out to be far more significant and effective than we ever thought they would upon first viewing. So here’s a run-down of the top 5 unlikely horror scenes that just won’t leave me alone at night…

05. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – Leatherface laments

It’s undoubtedly a bad day when you and your friends happen across a seemingly deserted house, only to discover a collection of human bones and a terrifying masked killer. But spare a thought for poor Leatherface. That’s what director Tobe Hooper demands of us in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Not two kills into his massacre, Leatherface panics when Jerry discovers Pam inside a freezer. »

- Neil Baker

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The Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-ray review

16 June 2011 1:02 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

It was a time of sex, cynicism and Star Wars - and endless lampoons of the old Batman TV shows. Almost inconceivably, given the era that we live in, there had never been a superhero movie that wasn't cheap, laughable, aimed at kids - or all three. So when Superman producers the Salkind brothers decided to follow up their success of the Musketeers movies with another ambitious two-part movie project, they knew they'd need to throw high-level talent at the first ever serious cinematic account of the Man Of Steel.

Enter Richard Donner, riding a high wave of interest from The Omen; enter Marlon Brando, superstar Gene Hackman, Godfather screenwriter Mario Puzo...enter years of hard-working hell inventing entirely new cinematic processes to make us all believe a man can fly. And enter unknown actor Christopher Reeve, ready to take on the dual role of Clark Kent and Kal-El in what remains a definitive interpretation. »

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Music in the movies: James Newton Howard

13 June 2011 3:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Green Lantern’s out this Friday, and to mark the occasion, Glen takes another look at the work of its composer, James Newton Howard

Having looked at James Newton Howard’s collaborations with M Night Shyamalan, and a couple of his other notable efforts last year, it was always my intention to dig in to the rest of his back catalogue at some point.

So, with his score set to accompany DC’s blockbuster adaptation of the Green Lantern, I thought that now would be the ideal opportunity.

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is a film I really need to revisit, if only to see if it’s still as enjoyable as I remember. If anything, at least I know that Howard’s percussion heavy score certainly holds up well nearly 20 years down the line. The score adds to the levels of tension, as it alternates between time signatures, with orchestral passages underpinning the score, »

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Dialogue: Richard Donner on the New Superman, a Goonies Musical and the Man of Steel Movies He Never Got to Make

10 June 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Richard Donner will always be remembered as the director who made us believe that a man could fly with 1978's Superman and who, unintentionally, ushered in the modern era of superhero films. The affable 81-year-old Hollywood legend has directed big Hollywood movies like The Omen, The Goonies and all four of the Lethal Weapon movies, but somehow the conversation always circles back to the Man of Steel, which is fine with Donner. Warner Bros. just released Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology on Blu-ray which contains both the theatrical and Expanded Edition of Donner's original, the theatrical and long-awaited Donner Cut of Superman II, plus Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and the more recent Superman Returns. The super eight-disc set contains over 20...

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'Superman' Director Richard Donner Grilled on Choosing Christopher Reeve, Smashing Phones

7 June 2011 6:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Coming off “The Omen,” Richard Donner was the hottest young director in Hollywood when the father-son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind offered him a million dollars to direct “Superman.” The granddaddy of today’s big-budget superhero movies -- streeting Tuesday on Blu-ray for the first time -- starred Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Marlon Brando, and grossed over $300 million worldwide in 1978. Here, Donner recalls his phone-smashing fights with the Salkinds, casting Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando, and spawning a new genre. Can you talk about laying »

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Richard Donner Wants Hollywood To Leave His Movies Alone

31 May 2011 5:02 PM, PDT | Fox All Access | See recent Fox All Access news »

For a time, Richard Donner was one of Hollywood’s most high-profile directors, having helmed hits like the “Lethal Weapon” films, “The Goonies,” the 1976 version of “The Omen,” and “Superman.”   “The Omen,” of course, was remade a few years ago, a “Superman” reboot is now in pre-production, and there are rumors that a “Lethal Weapon” reboot could be in the works as well.  But while the thought of revisiting those classics might excite some film buffs (and profit-eyeing studio execs), Donner is less pleased to see those reboots in the pipeline.  When we spoke to Donner today, he told us the original movies should be left alone — especially “Lethal Weapon.”  To find out the reason — and to hear him explain why he thinks TV is now producing better quality than movies — listen to the interview.  (Click on the audio player to hear Richard Donner) donner   “Superman” — along with Donner’s »

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Top 100 movies of the 1970s

12 May 2011 8:44 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Michael York dashes onto the cinematic scene as the blundering but very enthusiastic D'Artagnan in Richard Lester's hugely enjoyable period comic romp. The late great Roy Kinnear is the long-suffering vassal of aristocratic swordsmen Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Frank Finlay, whilst Raquel Welch and Faye Dunaway shine as heroine and villainess, respectively. Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind filmed the following year's sequel back-to-back with this more successful first part, which approach they would revisit shortly for Superman and Superman II. Dumas with wit, energy and integrity.

Notable Quotable: "That man in his time has insulted me, broken my father's sword, had me clubbed to the ground, laid violent hands on the woman I love! He is inconvenient. "

Martin Anderson

Mike Nichols and Buck Henry achieve what seemed impossible, at least on the evidence of an earlier attempt: to transliterate the pitch-dark war humour of Joseph Heller into a cohesive, »

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Music in the movies: Marco Beltrami

28 April 2011 4:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Glen looks over the finest work of Marco Beltrami, a diverse composer of action, horror and sci-fi movie scores…

With Scream 4 currently in cinemas, I though now would be the ideal time to look at the work of the series’ composer Marco Beltrami’s career highlights to this point.

The Scream franchise

Beltrami had scored one film prior to being hired by Wes Craven to score his horror smash hit Scream in 1996. Sure, the sourced music for the series gets much of the attention and acclaim, but Beltrami’s music really set the tone for the series, and helped establish the young composer as one of the go-to guys for genre projects.

Some of his mentor, Jerry Goldsmith’s influence shines through, particularly in the confident, unshowy builds of tension that serve the series so well. There are, of course, overtly bombastic elements to scare the bejesus out of the audience, »

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Wake Wood and Pagan Bedlam: A Movie Review

28 April 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*Watch out for spoilers below.

Director: David Keating.

Writers: David Keating, and Brendan McCarthy.

Wake Wood is the latest horror production from the United Kingdom based Hammer Films. Irish director David Keating shows his knowledge of Pagan folklore, with fellow writer Brendan McCarthy weaving a tale of demonic murder. Released in the UK March 28th, Wake Wood creates its thrills by introducing a set of Pagan rules: those dead for a year can be returned for three days. Except, characters Louise (Eva Birthistle) and Patrick (Aidan Gillen) are too grief stricken to obey the laws of nature, nor the rules of witchy townsfolk. The result is bedlam.

While trying to avoid too many spoilers, the married couple mentioned above break one of the cardinal rules of Wake Wood, after they lose their daughter in a freak animal attack. The resulting fourty-five minutes involves the citizens of Wake Wood attempting to »

- Remove28DaysLaterAnalysisThis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)

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