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It’s Hammer Time When Warner Bros. Releases Horror Classics Collection Vol.1 This October

24 June 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash Horror Classics, Vol. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror lovers need to fill their Hammer, Cushing and Lee fixes.

Being a huge fan of Hammer Films and not only their classic films, but even the recent revival of the studio (Let Me In, The Woman In Black, The Quiet Ones), this announcement brings quite the smile to my face and I’m sure you horror lovers feel the same.

The Mummy (1959)

In this vivid Technicolor® reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of »

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David Lynch Recalls His Career-Long Collaboration with Designer Patricia Norris

23 June 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

David Lynch first met costume designer Patricia Norris, who died in at her Los Angeles home in February at age 83 (soon after her sixth Oscar nomination for costume design for "12 Years a Slave"), in London on "The Elephant Man." She was nominated for that, too, as well as Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," Blake Edwards' "Victor, Victoria" and "Sunset," and Peter Hyams' space sequel "2010." "We became good friends on 'The Elephant Man,'" Lynch told me on the phone. "She’s got a tremendous talent for costumes. She’s got exquisite taste. She always gets the job done. It’s a magical thing when she dresses an actor and helps them to set the character. The clothes fit the characters perfectly on 'Elephant Man.' It was a period piece and we had to fit the era and of course they did—the different classes of people. »

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‘The Elephant Man’ Actor John Hurt Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

16 June 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British actor John Hurt revealed Tuesday he is battling pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old Oscar nominee, who is best known for his role in 1980’s “The Elephant Man” and more recently as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise, said he is undergoing treatment but that his doctors are providing a positive prognosis. “I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” Hurt said, according to BBC News. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ (one of life’s small ironies! »

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John Hurt reveals cancer diagnosis by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-16 16:22:14

16 June 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

John Hurt at the London premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. BFI South Bank, Tuesday 13th September 2011 Photo: Sam Hughes

Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.

Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.

Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »

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John Hurt 'more than optimistic' as he reveals pancreatic cancer diagnosis

16 June 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor says disease is in its early stages and is undergoing treatment while continuing to focus on his work

Sir John Hurt, whose film credits include The Naked Civil Servant, The Elephant Man and the Harry Potter films, has disclosed he has cancer but is “more than optimistic” about his future.

The 75-year-old actor, who intends to keep on working, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.

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John Hurt is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: 'I am more than optimistic about my outcome'

16 June 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The British movie icon - best known for roles in Alien and The Elephant Man - has said that he will continue working despite the recent diagnosis.

"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.

"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.

He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."

Hurt won Oscar nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, and was awarded with a knighthood last year.

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Hammer Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray Collection Announced

12 June 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Though Sir Christopher Lee sadly passed away, his work will live on forever. In a new Blu-ray set, Warner Archive is preserving three Lee-starring Hammer horror movies: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Mummy, and Taste the Blood of Dracula.

Blu-ray.com reports that Warner Archive's Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray collection will hit shelves this fall (October 6th, according to Home Theater Forum). The collection includes four Hammer films: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968), The Mummy (1959), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).

In addition to the Horror Classics Volume One, Warner Archive will also release the Special Effects Collection Volume One, a sci-fi / adventure Blu-ray set comprising Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and Them!

It's estimated that both collections will be priced at $54.96 apiece and released in early October, and it's even believed that the titles will be sold separately, »

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Freaks review – a macabre masterpiece that still shocks

11 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tod Browning’s bizarre black comedy about a band of circus performers is a disturbing curio of old Hollywood that has lost none of its power to unsettle

This macabre masterpiece of pre-Hays Code Hollywood is a staggering provocation from 1932, and a very potent reminder of cinema’s origin in the fairground tent. Director Tod Browning drew on his own experience in the circus for this bizarre black-comic horror-melodrama about a scheming trapeze artist who seduces a midget for his money, and tries to insinuate herself into the ranks of the circus “freaks”. These were played by people with genuine abnormalities, and the film is disturbing now in the way it was then. It probably outpaces Lynch’s The Elephant Man for shock, as it appears to us more in the spirit of the heartless showman, rather than any rational or compassionate observer. A unique film.

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How Hollywood soundtracks repeat the same old tune

9 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...

Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.

But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.

The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »

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Andy Humm (Gay USA) tops all Experts predicting Tony Awards winners

7 June 2015 9:52 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Andy Humm (Gay USA) is this year's best Expert at predicting the Tony Awards winners. He got an outstanding 88% correct, only missing three out of 24 categories. Those incorrect choices were Best Play Revival (selecting "The Elephant Man" over "Skylight"), Best Featured Actor in a Play (choosing Micah Stock over Richard McCabe), and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (picking Judy Kuhn over Ruthie Ann Miles). -Break- Related: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards winners For the 16 Experts predicting Tony winners, the second spot is a tie between Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan and Matt Windham (amNY) at 84% accuracy. The third spot is a tie between Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk), Harry Haun (Playbill), and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) with each at 80%. Up next are Thom Geier (The Wrap), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Gold Derby), and Wayman Wong (Talkin' Broadway) at 75% right. »

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Tony Awards 2015: Who Got Snubbed

7 June 2015 9:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bradley Cooper can take solace in knowing he had plenty of company among Tony nominees who walked away empty-handed from Sunday's big event.  The Elephant Man star earned a nomination for best leading actor in a play and had been considered by The Hollywood Reporter's chief theater critic David Rooney and awards analyst Scott Feinberg to be the most deserving nominee. Cooper lost out on the award to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time's Alex Sharp. Read More Tony Award Winners 2015: Full List A number of productions had five nominations heading into the ceremony

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2015 Tony Awards Winners & Reactions: 'Fun Home' & 'Curious Incident' Win Big

7 June 2015 8:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

"Not too bad, if I say so myself..." If I may take a quote from this year's Best Musical winner as I went 20/24 with my predictions for this year's 2015 Tony Awards. Undoubtedly, the two big winners of the night were the musical Fun Home and the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both of which took home five awards including honors for their leading men, directors, and, of course, Best Musical/Play. Right behind those two was the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, which picked up four awards, including Best Revival and for their long overdue leading lady Kelli O'Hara, who easily gave the best speech of the night (including dancing off the stage). I may predicted Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth over her, but I am so happy to be wrong. yt id="MneMh2c-y0M" width="640" And what about Chenoweth »

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Bradley Cooper Brings Mom to the 2015 Tony Awards as Girlfriend Irina Shayk Chows Down at Photo Shoot

7 June 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sorry Irina Shayk, but mom is coming first tonight. All eyes were on the 2015 Tony Awards red carpet as many fans were hoping to see the supermodel make her first red carpet appearance with Bradley Cooper. But in a move you can't be upset at, The Elephant Man star opted to take his mom and sister instead to Broadway's biggest celebration of the year. Looking ever so handsome in a custom Salvatore Ferragamo tuxedo, Cooper posed for photos with his family members who couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear. In fact, this mother-daughter duo could compete with some of Hollywood's biggest stars with their red carpet style. Meanwhile, Shayk decided to enjoy a chill Sunday evening away »

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Tony Awards 2015: Winners List

7 June 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 69th Annual Tony Awards honored Broadway's best and brightest on Sunday, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. A slew of star-studded nominees, including Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan, were in attendance as Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming shared the event's hosting duties. Find out the big winners below!

Best Musical

Fun Home​ - Winner

An American in Paris

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Winner

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two P

Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I - Winner

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Best Revival of a Play

​Skylight​ - Winner

The Elephant Man

This Is Our Youth

You Can't Take It With You

Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold, Fun Home - Winner

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

John Rando, On the Town

Bartlett Sher, »

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9 Performances from the 2015 Tony Nominees You Can Stream Right Now

6 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1) Bradley Cooper What You Can Watch Now: Long before "American Sniper" became the highest-grossing release of 2014 (domestically), Cooper played reporter-turned-cia analyst Will Tippin on "Alias" (streaming on Netflix). As one of Sydney's two best friends, Cooper's character was a bit annoying, as Cooper had not yet blossomed into the leading man he is today. Tippin doesn't share a lot with Cooper's Tony-nominated performance in "The Elephant Man," but both were largely ignored by the opposite sex (if for different reasons). Consider the scene below as more of an exemplifier of the actor's range, as well as his time on "SNL" and a "little" musical talent on "The Tonight Show." What's Worth Waiting For: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" features far more actors than just Bradley Cooper, but it's hard not to set high expectations for Cooper's reprisal of Ben. Cooper's crucial character is...

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9 Performances from the 2015 Tony Nominees You Can Stream Right Now

6 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1) Bradley Cooper What You Can Watch Now: Long before "American Sniper" became the highest-grossing release of 2014 (domestically), Cooper played reporter-turned-cia analyst Will Tippin on "Alias" (streaming on Netflix). As one of Sydney's two best friends, Cooper's character was a bit annoying, as Cooper had not yet blossomed into the leading man he is today. Tippin doesn't share a lot with Cooper's Tony-nominated performance in "The Elephant Man," but both were largely ignored by the opposite sex (if for different reasons). Consider the scene below as more of an exemplifier of the actor's range, as well as his time on "SNL" and a "little" musical talent on "The Tonight Show." What's Worth Waiting For: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" features far more actors than just Bradley Cooper, but it's hard not to set high expectations for Cooper's reprisal of Ben. Cooper's crucial character is »

- Ben Travers

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2015 Tony Award Predictions, Will it be 'Fun Home' or 'An American in Paris'c

5 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »

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What to Expect at Sunday's Tony Awards on CBS

3 June 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On the Tony Awards broadcast (which CBS will beam from Radio City Music Hall this Sunday from 8-11 pm), it's all about the musical numbers, from "The King and I" and "Something Rotten" (starring two stars of the late lamented TV musical "Smash") to "An American in Paris." That's why I watch--to see choice bits of the Broadway shows I haven't been able to see--especially these days, as Hollywood and Broadway have fallen back in love, there's plenty of reasons to tune in. Will Carey Mulligan ("The Audience") beat Helen Mirren ("The Audience") and Ruth Wilson ("Constellations") for Best Actress in A Drama? Will Bradley Cooper score for "The Elephant Man"? Will the show pay some kind of tribute to the legendary songwriting team Betty Comden & Adolph Green, who wrote lyrics for "On The Town," "On The Twentieth Century" and on the TV side, "Peter Pan," which was...

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What to Expect at Sunday's Tony Awards on CBS

3 June 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On the Tony Awards broadcast (which CBS will beam from Radio City Music Hall this Sunday from 8-11 pm), it's all about the musical numbers, from "The King and I" and "Something Rotten" (starring two stars of the late lamented TV musical "Smash") to "An American in Paris." That's why I watch--to see choice bits of the Broadway shows I haven't been able to see--especially these days, as Hollywood and Broadway have fallen back in love, there's plenty of reasons to tune in. Will Carey Mulligan ("The Audience") beat Helen Mirren ("The Audience") and Ruth Wilson ("Constellations") for Best Actress in A Drama? Will Bradley Cooper score for "The Elephant Man"? Will the show pay some kind of tribute to the legendary songwriting team Betty Comden & Adolph Green, who wrote lyrics for "On The Town," "On The Twentieth Century" and on the TV side, "Peter Pan," which was »

- Anne Thompson

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'Curious Incident,' 'Fun Home' lead Your dream Tonys ballot

1 June 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our Users really like the looks of the two shows -- the play "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and the musical "Fun Home" -- that they are predicting will win the top Tony Awards. When it came time to fill our their dream ballots, their own preferences for the best of Broadway lined up with what they expect Tony voters to go for on Sunday. (The dream vote tallies above only include your first-place votes but the rankings take into account your placement of all nominees per category.) -Break- Join the fiery debate about all the Tony races going on right now in our red-hot forums That synchronicity extends to the revivals as well, with both the play "The Elephant Man" and the musical "The King and I" sitting atop the charts of both the predicted and dream winners.  Likewise for the stars of plays, with Alex Sharp »

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