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Exclusive Trailer For Gael García Bernal's The Burning

19 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Burning is a thriller that subverts the old maxim about revenge being a dish best served cold. Judging by this new poster and trailer, it'll be flame-grilled and served using a big old machete in the new Gael García Bernal vengeance movie.brightcove.createExperiences();Bernal plays Kai, a near-mythical figure who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest looking to snatch back the grieving Vania (Elysium's Alice Braga) from the mercenaries who have kidnapped her. They’ve already killed her dad, a poor farmer, and now they’ve come for her. But while Kai still has breath and a bloody great cleaver, they’ll be given some good reasons to think again.This one looks like combining the political edge of South America’s Cinema Novo with a classic Western yarn, lit up with the trippy visuals of an Apocalypse Now. We may never see Bernal’s Zorro, so this could »

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Gill Dennis, ‘Walk the Line’ Writer, Dead at 74

15 May 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gill Dennis, co-writer of the film “Walk the Line,” died in his Portland, Oregon, home on Thursday, TheWrap has confirmed. He was 74 years old. Born in 1941 in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dennis earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from The American Film Institute Conservatory, where he later returned as a Master Filmmaker-in-Residence. The cause of death was not immediately known. Dennis wrote “Return to Oz,” “Riders of the Purple Sage” and “On My Own,” as well as contributed to scripts for “Apocalypse Now,” “Pollock” and “The Black Stallion.” His most notable credit is the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” which »

- Jordan Burchette

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List of New Movies Coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video in June 2015

15 May 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Heeeeere's Johnny! Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is just one title being added to Amazon Prime: Instant Video in June 2015. Classics like "Roman Holiday" and "Apocalypse Now" are also coming, along with more random additions like "Troll" (and "Troll 2"!) and "Leprechaun: Origins." Most of the additions are arriving June 1, which is just a couple of weeks away at this point, but here's the full list:

June 1

"The Shining"

"Roman Holiday"

"Apocalypse Now"

"Apocalypse Now Redux"

"Something Wild" (1986)

"Sid & Nancy"

"Sucker Punch"

"Troll"

"Troll 2"

"Rep: The Genetic Opera"

"The Island of Dr. Moreau"

"Seven Psychopaths"

"The Paper Chase"

"People Will Talk"

"Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog"

"Murder of a Cat"

"Nine Months"

"Word and Pictures"

June 12

"Life of Crime"

June 13

"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

June 15

"Leprechaun: Origins"

June 19

"A Most Wanted Man"

June 22

"Lucky Number Slevin"

June 24

"Covert Affairs" - Season 5

June 26

"Katy Perry: The Prismatic »

- Gina Carbone

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George Lucas: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Star Wars' Guru

14 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

George Lucas didn't just create the "Star Wars" universe. The filmmaker, who turns 71 on May 14, pretty much created the cinematic universe we live in now, the ones whose cornerstones include the Thx sound system at your multiplex, the Pixar movies that have dominated animation for the past 20 years, and the Industrial Light & Magic special-effects house, whose aesthetic has ruled the Hollywood blockbuster for nearly four decades. He's the pioneer of the effects-driven action spectacle and the conversion from celluloid to digital, the two trends that, for better and worse, have defined Hollywood's output for nearly 20 years.

As ubiquitous as Lucas and his creations loom in our cinematic dreamscapes, there's still a lot that most people don't know about him, from how he got his start to the famous folks who mentored him or were mentored by him, from the size of his fortune to what he plans to do now »

- Gary Susman

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Exclusive Interview: Scott Glenn talks Marvel's Daredevil and The Leftovers

12 May 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The hallmark of a great character actor is familiarity even if you don.t know their name. Scott Glenn is one of those actors you recognize when you see him even if the name doesn.t ring a bell. Having appeared in over sixty films including Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff, The Hunt For Red October, Backdraft, The Silence Of The Lambs, and The Bourne Ultimatum, the 74-year-old actor has a resume that Hollywood actors dream about. In the last couple of years, Glenn has made the segue to the »

- Alex Maidy

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Wooden Crosses review – Philip French on Raymond Bernard’s first world war classic

7 May 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Raymond Bernard, 1932; Eureka!, PG)

It took film-makers years to bring the Vietnam war into focus and produce movies like The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now. Similarly, half a century earlier, nearly a decade elapsed after the first world war before Us and European directors felt capable of tackling the subject. The cycle began with a great film of the silent era, King Vidor’s The Big Parade (1925), and continued into the sound era with Lewis Milestone’s celebrated anti-war All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

Less sentimental than All Quiet, and surprisingly little known outside France, Les Croix de bois (Wooden Crosses), now revived in a restored centennial version, is one of the most important war movies. Made in 1932 by Raymond Bernard between his two most famous pictures (the silent costume drama The Chess Player and his classic five-hour version of Les Misérables), Wooden Crosses was based on an autobiographical »

- Philip French

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

1 May 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Spike Lee On Digital Viewing Of Movies: ‘It’s Heartbreaking’

30 April 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spike Lee would rather watch a movie in a big theater than on a mobile-phone screen.

“I know I’m a dinosaur,” Lee said while holding forth at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology conference in New York, but “there’s something still for me actually being in a movie theater” and seeing a film with a group of people.

The director said he was taken aback by the notion that some people might watch “West Side Story,” “Star Wars” or “Apocalypse Now” on a smartphone screen.

“I know it’s not a popular view, but as a filmmaker — we kill ourselves with editing. With lighting. With sound,” he said, adding: “It’s heartbreaking.”

Lee appeared with Marc Ecko, the media and fashion entrepreneur. Lee recently agreed to join Ecko’s Complex media and marketing business, becoming a board adviser for video products and branded content. Lee is no stranger to the world of advertising, »

- Brian Steinberg

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My favourite Cannes winner: Apocalypse Now

30 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Continuing our series in which writers choose their favourite Palme d’Or victor,

Alex Hess views Francis Ford Coppola’s triumph at the 1979 festival as vindication of the film-maker’s own journey into the heart of darkness

You might think that Apocalypse Now finishes in Cambodia, but in fact it’s in Cannes that the film’s real story comes to an end. While the Nung river was the site of Colonel Kurtz’s ruin, it was in the French Riviera that Francis Ford Coppola found his redemption.

After his sanity, pride and career were driven to the brink of oblivion during filming, Coppola’s Palme d’Or triumph at the festival in 1979 was, at long last, proof that it had been worth all the hassle. The film, which had begun shooting three years previously, had been dubbed Apocalypse When? by studio suits who were doubtful it would ever see the light of day, »

- Alex Hess

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Name Composers Not Above Getting the Boot

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was a brief stir in January when composer Harry Gregson-Williams publicly expressed, via Facebook, his surprise at hearing music he didn’t recognize at the premiere of Michael Mann’s thriller “Blackhat” — and at not hearing a lot of score he did write.

The composer says his Facebook post has been blown out of proportion, but admits it was disappointing to see music he toiled over dropped (or replaced) in the final cut. But, he stresses, that’s just part of the game.

“You win some, you lose some,” he says, relaying his early mentor Hans Zimmer’s comment that you haven’t made it as a film composer until you’ve had a score rejected.

Gregson-Williams is simply the latest in a long line of composers who’ve watched scores tossed out and replaced whole-cloth, partially substituted by pre-existing tracks, or mangled beyond recognition. Mann is notorious for »

- Tim Greiving

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Monsters: Dark Continent review

29 April 2015 5:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Giant alien creatures spread to the Middle East in the sequel Monsters: Dark Continent. Here's Ryan's review...

Giant bioluminescent space creatures dominated the horizon but not the plot in Gareth Edwards’ breakthrough film, Monsters. Shot run-and-gun style by Edwards and a tiny crew, Monsters was an unusual blend of road-trip drama with light touches of sci-fi; its focus was the growing friendship between a photograph journalist (Scoot McNairy) and his boss's daughter (Whitney Able) travelling across a Central America ravaged not so much by the title’s Lovecraftian kaiju but by a military intent on keeping them well away from American soil.

Monsters’ success saw Edwards move to Hollywood, where he’s so far headlined the daddy of all kaiju movies, Godzilla, and now set to head up another pop culture giant - the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. This left production company Vertigo with a potential franchise on its hands, »

- ryanlambie

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Tom Green interview: Monsters: Dark Continent and Misfits

29 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Monsters: Dark Continent out in UK cinemas this weekend, director Tom Green talks to us about filming in the desert, Misfits and more.

In 2010, British director Gareth Edwards made a huge splash with his feature debut Monsters, a road trip drama with giant monsters stalking around in the background. It was an atmospheric movie that made ingenious use of its low budget; Monsters' success led to Edwards departing for Hollywood, where coveted franchises like Godzilla and Star Wars awaited.

Five years later, and director Tom Green brings us Monsters: Dark Continent, an entirely new story set in the same world as the first movie. A decade after a Nasa probe crashed in Mexico, bringing the giant monsters to Earth, their lumbering threat has spread to the Middle East. The Us Airforce is dispatched to bomb the creatures to prevent their spread, while on the ground, American troops try »

- ryanlambie

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Wooden Crosses review – Philip French on Raymond Bernard’s first world war classic

26 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Raymond Bernard, 1932; Eureka!, PG)

It took film-makers years to bring the Vietnam war into focus and produce movies like The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now. Similarly, half a century earlier, nearly a decade elapsed after the first world war before Us and European directors felt capable of tackling the subject. The cycle began with a great film of the silent era, King Vidor’s The Big Parade (1925), and continued into the sound era with Lewis Milestone’s celebrated anti-war All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

Less sentimental than All Quiet, and surprisingly little known outside France, Les Croix de bois (Wooden Crosses), now revived in a restored centennial version, is one of the most important war movies. Made in 1932 by Raymond Bernard between his two most famous pictures (the silent costume drama The Chess Player and his classic five-hour version of Les Misérables), Wooden Crosses was based on an autobiographical »

- Philip French

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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10 unsung heroes behind Star Wars: A New Hope

22 April 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Star Wars franchise is going strong 38 years later. But what about the artists and filmmakers who helped make the 1977 original a hit?

In theatres all over the world in 1977, audiences thrilled at the sights and sounds of Star Wars. Harking back to a bygone age of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, it also pointed forward to the coming age of ubiquitous computers and special effects-led blockbusters.

But while the triumphant fanfare of John Williams' score gave Star Wars a confident swagger, its success was far from preordained. George Lucas reworked his script time and again; studios turned his concept down; even the production was rushed and torturous.

By now, the contribution George Lucas, John Williams and Star Wars' cast made to cinema is well documented. But what about some of the other artists, technicians and fellow filmmakers who helped to make the movie such a success? Here's »

- ryanlambie

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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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Alex Garland Doesn't Like the Third Act of 'Apocalypse Now' and 6 More Highlights from His Reddit Ama

14 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Why 'Ex Machina' Writer-Director Alex Garland Doesn't Consider Himself a First-Time Filmmaker To promote his directorial debut, "Ex Machina," Alex Garland did a Reddit Ama yesterday offering advice to writers and revealing some of his inspirations. He also offered a few insights into the screenwriting process, including the fact that the most common, detrimental mistake he sees screenwriters make is overwriting. He noted that for him, adaptations are easier because someone has already done much of the heavy lifting, and that he was not the right guy to adapt "Halo" for Peter Jackson, a project he worked on in 2005. Garland also mentioned that the classic novel he'd most like to adapt would be "Heart of Darkness." Hm, perhaps because, as he says in the Ama, he has a few issues with "Apocalypse Now?" Check out that and the other highlights below. Don't be afraid to not like the end of his movies, »

- Casey Cipriani

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The Tin Drum director Volker Schlöndorff pays tribute to Günter Grass by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-04-13 19:14:25

13 April 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Günter Grass with David Bennent and Volker Schlöndorff on the set of The Tin Drum

Günter Grass, honored in 1999 with the Nobel Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87 today, April 13. Volker Schlöndorff directed The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), based on Grass’s first novel and worked on the screenplay with Jean-Claude Carrière and Franz Seitz. Grass contributed additional dialogue. The film premiered at Cannes in 1979, winning the Palme d'Or in a tie with Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980. Last year in New York at Lincoln Center, Volker and I discussed his adaptations, from The Tin Drum to Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Cyril Gély's play Diplomatie (Diplomacy).

Peeling the onion signed by Günter Grass - June 2007 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When Günter Grass came to New York in June 2007, I had the chance to discuss »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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The Noteworthy: 8 April 2015

10 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

 Above: the 2015 Crossroads Film Festival kicks off on Friday, April 10th, and features Paul Clipson's Hypnosis Display with a live soundtrack by Grouper. Check out the rest of the amazing lineup here. Like everyone, we're devastated that David Lynch will not be directing the Twin Peaks revival season after all. Above: the latest issue of La Furia Umana is online now and includes an intriguing survey of "What's (Not) Cinema Becoming?"From the new issue of The Brooklyn Rail: pieces on Tsai Ming-liang's Rebels of the Neon God, J.P. Sniadecki's The Iron Ministry, and an interview with Xin Zhou.For Cinema Scope, Jordan Cronk writes on this year's True/False Film Festival. There are two incredible websites for you to browse from La Cinématheque Francaise: one on Pier Paolo Pasolini, and one on Michelangelo Antonioni. For his blog Following Film, Christoph Huber writes on "The Siodmak Variations": »

- Notebook

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