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Gkids to let Spain's Birdboy: the Forgotten Children animated feature fly

12 May 2017 3:39 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in my day, movie studios weren't afraid to inject a little fear into the hearts and minds of young viewers with films like The Secret Of Nihm, Watership Down, Fire And Ice, and The Last Unicorn. These days, youngsters are getting little more than mind-numbing fodder with animations like Dreamwork's Boss Baby, The Emoji Movie (eye roll), and Norm Of The North. In the interest of being fair... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Donnie Darko

25 April 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

 

When high school kids get into creative writing »

- Glenn Erickson

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12 Movies to Watch After You See ‘Free Fire’

21 April 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We recommend titles that influenced Ben Wheatley and more.

With his sixth feature, Ben Wheatley finally has a wide release in America. Free Fire might be his most accessible movie yet, consisting a single location and pretty much just one long action sequence. It’s basically a 90-minute third act without the first two acts getting in the way. Also it features Oscar winner Brie Larson, and who doesn’t like watching her act?

If you like what you see, then you’ll want to discover Wheatley’s other work, starting with the small crime film Down Terrace, which kicked off his career. I also recommend the following dozen movies, some of which are direct influences on Wheatley, others being similar kinds of films, and then just whatever else I had determined worthy.

The Truce Hurts (1948)

Ben Wheatley loves Tom and Jerry cartoons and has cited them as an influence on his latest movie. I »

- Christopher Campbell

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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New to Streaming: ‘Toni Erdmann,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘The Handmaiden,’ and More

14 April 2017 4:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)

The Handmaiden is pure cinema — a tender, moving, utterly believable love story. It’s also a tense, unsettling, erotic masterpiece. There’s a palpable exhilaration that comes from watching this latest film from Park Chan-wook. From its four central performances and twisty script to the cinematography of Chung Chung-hoon and feverish, haunting score by Cho Young-wuk, The Handmaiden is crafted to take your breath away. »

- The Film Stage

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All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This April

29 March 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This April will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki

In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the Japanese master who took the art of the B movie to sublime new heights with his deliriously inventive approach to narrative and visual style. This series showcases seven of the New Wave renegade’s works from his career breakthrough in the sixties: Take Aim at the Police Van (1960), an off-kilter whodunit; Youth of the Beast (1963), an explosive yakuza thriller; Gate of Flesh (1964), a pulpy social critique; Story of a Prostitute (1965), a tragic romance; Tokyo Drifter »

- Ryan Gallagher

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R.I.P. John Hurt (1940 – 2017)

28 January 2017 12:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

British actor and icon John Hurt sadly passed away yesterday. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter and while they do not list an exact cause of death, Hurt had been battling pancreatic cancer since June 2015. He was 77.

Hurt has had a prolific career in film, both in the U.K. and Hollywood. Throughout his career Hurt was nominated for two Academy Awards – one as Best Supporting Actor for Midnight Express (for which he won a Golden Globe) and again as Best Actor for The Elephant Man. He is also an actor who – much like Sean Bean – is known for being killed off in many of his movies.

His most famous onscreen death is perhaps the chest-bursting sequence in Ridley Scott’s seminal Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One popular fact about that scene is that none of the other actors knew it was coming and truly thought Hurt was choking »

- Ricky Church

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British legend John Hurt dies at 77

27 January 2017 8:29 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Update: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.

Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and continued to work after it appeared he had overcome the disease. However last summer he withdrew from the stage revival of The Entertainer upon the advice of his doctors. According to his publicist Hurt had intestinal issues when he died.

He recently played a priest in the Natalie Portman starrer Jackie and was in the cast of Joe Wright’s upcoming Second World War drama Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

His wife Anwen Rees-Myers issued the following statement: “It is with deep sadness that I have to confirm that my husband, John Vincent Hurt, died on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at home in Norfolk.

“John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated 'Elephant Man' Actor, Dead at 77

27 January 2017 6:58 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Hurt, the Oscar-nominated British actor who starred in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Alien and the Harry Potter series over a career that spanned more than 50 years, died Friday at the age of 77. Hurt's agent confirmed the actor's death to the BBC.

No cause of death was immediately known, but Hurt revealed in 2015 that he was battling pancreatic cancer. "I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it,” Hurt told the Radio Times after the diagnosis. »

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John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 77

27 January 2017 6:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Hurt, the wiry English actor who played a drug addict in “Midnight Express,” Kane in “Alien,” the title character in “The Elephant Man,” and Winston Smith in “1984” has died. He was 77.

He died on Wednesday at home in Norfolk, his widow, Anwen, confirmed in a statement to Variety. Hurt had disclosed in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Anwen wrote as a tribute, “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.”

Mel Brooks, executive producer of “The Elephant Man,” tweeted that he was a “truly magnificent talent.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

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- Carmel Dagan

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Remembering Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and More Reel-Important People We Lost in December

3 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Richard Adams (1920-2016) - British Author. His novels Watership Down and The Plague Dogs were turned into animated features, and his novel The Girl in a Swing was also turned into a movie. He died on December 24. (BBC) Pierre Barough (1934-2016) - French Actor, Singer, Songwriter. He co-starred in Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman and received a Golden Globe nomination for the film's title song. He also appears in many more Lelouch films...

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- Christopher Campbell

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