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Chasing Kong

20 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Is this the moving picture ship?"—Opening line of King Kong (1933)You can get close to madness trying to fit the entire cultural legacy of the original King Kong into a single box. Even setting aside the two Hollywood remakes, you're still left with hastily made or quickly buried sequels, follow-ups like Mighty Joe Young (1949), a Universal Studios ride, a direct-to-video cartoon, a children’s TV series, and a set of 1960s Japanese-American co-productions—Kingu Kongu!—which saw the big ape square off against Godzilla and "Mechani-Kong" in showdowns with worse special effects than the film that preceded them by thirty years. Apologies for anything I've left out, because by this point King Kong is a cottage industry unto itself, an old-fashioned self-perpetuating Hollywood myth that's morphed in meaning and presentation but never entirely gone away. The sight of King Kong atop the Empire State Building, with its a mixture »

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Arrow Video’s June Blu-ray Releases Include Madhouse (1981) and Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

24 March 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Arrow Video is already looking to make this a summer to remember for fans of Italian horror, as they recently revealed that their June Blu-ray / DVD releases will include Ovidio Assonitis' Madhouse (1981) and Dario Argento's first feature film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

From Arrow Video: "New UK/Us Title: Madhouse (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD)

Fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of ‘80s Italian terror.

Pre-order your copy in the UK: http://bit.ly/2nN0nOK

North American pre-orders links should be live soon!

Release Dates: 12/13 June 2017

Many People Visit … No One Ever Leaves.

Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Outsiders': THR's 1983 Review

24 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On March 25, 1983, Francis Ford Coppola and Warner Bros. brought The Outsiders adaptation to theaters, featuring a cast that included many rising stars. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

Francis Coppola's first directorial effort since Apocalypse Now and One From the Heart is a curiously unconvincing excursion into a (supposed) teenager's world, circa 1966, that will need massive support from high schoolers, circa 1983, to pay off in its initial runs.

The fact that its lineage somersaults from the S.E. Hinton book that has had wide popularity with youthful readers since it was initially published in 1967 means a plus, »

- THR Staff

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How ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is Like Hybrid Disney Remakes ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Lion King’

24 March 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s got a great circle of life going with the hybridization of its animated classics.

It’s a different aesthetic, thanks to virtual production: animation has become more like live-action and live-action has become more animated. But it’s intensified with “The Jungle Book” (this years’s VFX Oscar winner) and “Beauty and the Beast.”

While “The Jungle Book” achieved a new level of photographic-based realism, with everything virtual except for Neel Sethi’s real-life Mowgli, “Beauty and the Beast” utilizes more live-action, but also emphasizes photoreal CG characters; the Beast (Dan Stevens), who is performance captured by Digital Domain 3.0, and the enchanted characters that inhabit the castle (created by Framestore).

Read More: Meet ‘The Jungle Book’ VFX Master Rob Legato 

Yet the key to both movies is staying true to their original DNA while grounding them in believable and immersive worlds. This way our familiarity with the beloved »

- Bill Desowitz

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Win The Lost City of Z prize bundle

22 March 2017 1:43 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

From the producers of Moonlight and 12 Years A Slave comes The Lost City Of Z. The film, out in cinemas this Friday, stars Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson we have three prize bundles to giveaway including a selection of Blu-rays plus The Lost City Of Z soundtrack and a signed poster by Robert Pattinson and director James Gray.

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City Of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) returns time and »

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Win ‘The Lost City Of Z’ prize bundles

21 March 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From the producers of Moonlight and 12 Years A Slave comes The Lost City Of Z. The film, out in cinemas this Friday, stars Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson we have three prize bundles to giveaway including a selection of Blu-rays plus The Lost City Of Z soundtrack and a signed poster by Robert Pattinson and director James Gray.

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City Of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) returns time and again to »

- Paul Heath

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The Lost City Of Z review

20 March 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Charlie Hunnam takes on the Amazon in period epic The Lost City Of Z. Here’s our review of a grand adventure-drama...

Anyone harbouring a lingering shred of nostalgia for the British Empire should take a good look at The Lost City Of Z. Some may want to get back to those days of colonies and economic expansion, but it’s wise to remember they were also a period of arrogance, oppression and outright ignorance.

This much is revealed in the film’s pivotal scene where soldier and explorer Major Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) lays out evidence for a previously undiscovered Amazonian civilisation before an incredulous Royal Geological Society. Fawcett’s assembled peers raucously laugh off the claims, since they would skewer their long-held belief that the jungles of South America are the homes of inferior ‘savages’, to use their own term. Empires, in short, are built on a sense of superiority and entitlement. »

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Martin Sheen: ‘Which living person do I most despise? Yellow Hair'

18 March 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on Donald Trump, Apocalypse Now and saying sorry to his son

Born Ramón Estevez in Ohio, Martin Sheen, 76, began his career on the stage, earning a Tony nomination for his role in The Subject Was Roses in 1965. He went on to star in numerous films, including Apocalypse Now. In 1999, he took the role of President Bartlet in the TV series The West Wing, going on to win a Golden Globe. He is currently in the Netflix series Grace And Frankie, and stars in Anne Of Green Gables, out next week on DVD. He is married with four children.

When were you happiest?

1 May 1981 in Paris, because that’s the day I was reconverted to Catholicism.

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film

17 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.

Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run

Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.

Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria

Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could »

- Jacob Bryant

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Is 'Skull Island' Too Scary for Your Kids?

15 March 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Skull Island, the latest King Kong remake, is a PG-13-rated retro action-adventure thriller. It’s set in the ’70s with a soundtrack to prove it along with numerous references to Apocalypse Now. Although those things may entertain parents (and grandparents), it won’t really register with kids. They’ll be too riveted (or terrified) by the monsters and the battles they wage with each other as well as the humans on screen, including Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L....

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Can Crowds Fund Anything?

15 March 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

No, but Netflix can. Our streaming overlords buy themselves some Orson Welles.

Movies need money. They can win hearts, minds and lay the ground for thousands of little websites like this one to talk about them, but ultimately they need someone with bags of cash behind the scenes. Netflix, proud owner of one thousand hours of original content among other things, just dumped some of their cash bags on a movie called The Other Side of the Wind. It was filmed by Orson Welles in the early ’70s, stared Susan Strasberg, John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich, and was never fully edited or released to a general audience.

Welles’ movie had been initially funded by a mysterious Spanish producer (rumored to be Andrés Vicente Gómez) who, in turn, embezzled the money. It was then funded by Mehdi Bushehri, brother of the Iranian Shah, whose assets were seized after the Shah was overthrown in the Iranian Revolution. Then »

- Andrew Karpan

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'Kong: Skull Island' Is An Old School Monster Movie

15 March 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Remember the cheesy Sinbad the Sailor adventure films in which he encountered monsters? That's what Kong: Skull Island reminds me of minus the cheese. Kong: Skull Island is a throwback to those classic adventure films featuring hideous creatures from the unknown. However, the action in Kong is far superior, brutal and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts clearly was influenced by Apocalypse Now.

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Can You Make a Great War Movie With a PG-13 Rating? Christopher Nolan Will Try With ‘Dunkirk’

15 March 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What is the greatest war movie ever made?

Ask that question to any movie lover and you’re bound to get a number of different answers, from Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” to Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” Stone’s “Platoon,” Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter,” Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” and Malick’s “The Thin Red Line.” You may even get wild cards like “The Hurt Locker,” “Letters From Iwo Jima” or “Black Hawk Dawn.”

Regardless of the answer, chances are very likely the movie will be rated R. All these titles may differ in style and subject matter, but they all share an R-rating and a commitment to not shying away from the horrors of war.

Read More: Christopher Nolan Teases Tricky ‘Dunkirk’ Storytelling: ‘The Film is Told From Three Points of View’

Christopher Nolan is about to enter the war genre for the first time when Warner Bros. »

- Zack Sharf

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Box Office Democracy: Kong: Skull Island

14 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s probably a good thing that I’m not in charge of which movies get made and which ones don’t.  While we would certainly get fewer third-rate horror movies and lazy animated movies (and like three more Crank movies, what happened to that franchise?) there’s just so many movies that must sound terrible at the log line phrase that end up being good movies.  For example, if I had been in charge when someone came and said, “Hey, we want to make a new King Kong movie but it’s going to be what if King Kong met Apocalypse Now!” I probably would have passed. But someone at Legendary Pictures said yes, and we got Kong: Skull Island—a delightful, odd, horrific monster movie.  It’s a better movie than I expected, a better movie than it probably should be, and a worthy opening salvo in the 2017 action movie wars. »

- Arthur Tebbel

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Post-Credits Scene: How It Will Shape Legendary’s MonsterVerse

11 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an industry increasingly fueled by franchises, it came as little surprise when Legendary Entertainment used their splashy Comic-Con 2014 appearance to confirm their intentions to develop their so-called “MonsterVerse.” Hot on the heels of the release of Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla,” Legendary announced they had picked up the rights to other classic Toho beasts Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, teasing the audience with a title card that read “Conflict: inevitable. Let them fight.”

But before those inevitable battles can hit the big screen, there was a necessary amount of groundwork to lay. Enter Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island,” this weekend’s big release and the second entry in the burgeoning MonsterVerse. While Vogt-Roberts’ Vietnam War era-set adventure drama works well enough on its own, the film also introduces a slew of new monsters that make it clear that there are all kinds of M.U.T.O. (MonsterVerse for “Massive Unidentified »

- Kate Erbland

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Review: Kong: Skull Island [Monte’s Take]

11 March 2017 8:20 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Kong is king! And since 1933, Kong has been one of the iconic movie monsters. For over 80 years in numerous films, the giant ape has gone from a stop-motion puppet to a spectacle of computer-generated effects. But Kong isn’t the only super-charged element in director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' new monster movie, Kong: Skull Island, a rather fun and never-too-serious action adventure film.

Monsters are real. Well, at least that’s what scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) believes. He's spent his entire life hunting for evidence of monsters and believes that proof exists on Skull Island, an undocumented place kept hidden by a massive storm. Randa is finally given permission to explore the island with the help of a military platoon led by Lt. Col. Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). Knowing that something beyond imagination could exist on the island, Randa employs a tracker named James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) as well. »

- Monte Yazzie

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Brie Larson Defends Her Reaction to Casey Affleck’s Oscar Win

10 March 2017 1:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Brie Larson handed Casey Affleck the best-actor Oscar last month, her body language caught the attention of many, as she didn’t clap while the crowd gave the “Manchester by the Sea” star a standing ovation.

Speculation emerged that Larson’s muted reaction to his win was a sign of solidarity with the two women who accused Affleck of sexually harassing them during the filming of “I’m Still Here” in 2010. The suits were settled that same year. Larson, an activist for sexual assault survivors, stood quietly while Affleck took the stage.

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Larson addressed her reaction during the Los Angeles premiere of “Kong: Skull Island.”

“I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,” she told Vanity Fair on Wednesday. “I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic. »

- Sarah Ahern

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King Kong Statue Catches Fire at ‘Skull Island’ Vietnam Premiere

10 March 2017 12:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A fire broke out during the “Kong: Skull Island” premiere in Ho Chi Minh City, engulfing a large model of King Kong in flames.

A Vietnamese representative for WB released a statement saying that the fire was quickly put out, no one was hurt and that guests were still able to attend the screening.

“The fire was extinguished quickly and after all was deemed safe, the resiliency of Kong’s Vietnamese fans came through when they filled the theater to enjoy the film,” the statement said. “We want to express our gratitude to the Ho Chi Minh City fire department, who kept everyone in attendance safe, as well as the Cgv management, who acted quickly to address the situation.”

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Film Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island,” which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, is set at the end of the Vietnam war, and »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Kong: Skull Island’: How Ilm Created the Biggest, Most Badass King Kong Ever

10 March 2017 12:22 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island” transports the big screen’s favorite giant gorilla to the Vietnam era (riffing on “Apocalypse Now”) and takes full advantage of the land-out-of-time motif. So it’s fitting that the film also returns to the original 1933 stop-motion design of “King Kong” to animate the beast.

“Kong” creator Willis O’Brien would be pleased. He’d also be amazed at the technological advancement, which even surpasses Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake that won the VFX Oscar for its CG and performance-captured brilliance.

“What’s interesting is that Kong is intentionally not a gorilla in this film,” said Ilm’s VFX supervisor Jeff White. “Jordan wanted to go back to the 1933 version where Kong was more of a new species — a hybrid of man and gorilla. And we came back to the idea that he’s a movie monster, so he doesn’t walk on all fours. And »

- Bill Desowitz

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong:’ Legendary Assembles Writers’ Room for Next Film in Their MonsterVerse

10 March 2017 12:06 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kong: Skull Island” is opening in theaters this Friday, March 10. But Legendary Entertainment is already gearing up for the next film in their MonsterVerse, “Godzilla vs. Kong.” As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has started assembling a writers’ room to brainstorm story ideas and beats for the next installment in the series of films featuring the giant super-species, which is eyeing a release date of May 29, 2020.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’: Why Legendary Trusted Indie Filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Expand Their MonsterVerse

The writers’ room will be lead by veteran screenwriter Terry Rossio, best known for co-writing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Working with Rossio will be John D. Payne and Patrick McKay, co-writers of “Star Trek Beyond” and “Star Trek 4;”  T.S. Nowlin, writer of the “Maze Runner” movies and “Pacific Rim 2”; and J. Michael Straczynski, who worked on “World War Z” and is the »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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