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Critics didn't love 'The Shining' in 1980

23 May 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Perhaps harder to believe than the fact that Stanley Kubrick's The Shining -- which turns 36 today -- wasn't universally beloved by critics in 1980 is the idea that it was nominated for two Razzies (Worst Director and Worst Actress, Shelley Duvall) following its release. First off: Shelley Duvall's Wendy Torrance may very well have been a misogynistic portrait (Stephen King once colorfully described the character as a "screaming dishrag"), but Duvall was nothing short of great in that role, a perfect reflection of the audience's mounting terror. It seems to me that there is also some misogyny at work in the widespread idea that Nicholson was brilliant and she was terrible, but that's another post. So just what did the critics say in 1980? While a number of reviewers enjoyed the film (People magazine's critic described it as a "near-miss auto accident: You don't know how scared you really were »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘The Shining’ Anniversary: Stanley Kubrick & His Mysterious Classic

23 May 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

May 23 marks the 36th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” one of those rare works that wasn’t a huge hit when it opened but has grown into a movie classic.

Among its many fans is Lee Unkrich, the director of Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” and the upcoming “Coco,” who says it’s one of the reasons he was inspired to become a filmmaker.

Unkrich has been collecting memorabilia for years and decided to share it with other devotees, via TheOverlookHotel.com. Since the website’s debut several years ago, other admirers have shared things with him. There are now about 700 pieces online, including photos and notes on the film’s production, as well as work inspired by the movie: paintings, sculptures, songs, perfume, clothing, vinyl figures, a skateboard, even a gingerbread house re-creating the Overlook Hotel. The site also offers a few short films, such as “Wes Anderson’s The Shining, »

- Tim Gray

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15 years ago today: Trekkies said goodbye to ‘Star Trek: Voyager’

23 May 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

15 years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager concluded its run on UPN. The series had launched the network (which has since merged with The WB to become The CW) with a two-hour pilot episode in 1995, while Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still airing new episodes in syndication. It was the first Star Trek series to feature a female commanding officer in the lead role, with Kate Mulgrew playing Captain Kathryn Janeway before she went on to get TV attention again for Orange Is the New Black. Mulgrew reprised her role as Janeway in the 2002 feature film Star Trek: Nemesis. Voyager never garnered the adoration that fans had for the original series and The Next Generation, but it lasted for seven seasons on Upn from 1995 to 2001. Other notable May 23 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: The Asphalt Jungle, one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest films, opened in theaters. • 1964: Ella Fitzgerald »

- Emily Rome

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Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon May Be Headed To HBO With Cary Fukunaga

18 May 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rumours and hearsay are the plague of the entertainment industry, but the recent story about Stanley Kubrick’s passion project, Napoleon, comes from a relatively solid source – the late director’s brother-in-law. At an event held recently at De Montfort University in the UK, Jan Harlan – who also executive produced such Kubrick projects as The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut – explained that the Napoleon project would be headed to HBO as a six-hour miniseries, with Cary Fukunaga possibly at the helm.

Fukunaga has a relationship with HBO which previously bore the phenomenally successful, award-winning first season of True Detective – of which he directed all of the episodes. This Napoleon miniseries would likely be delivered in a similar way, but boasts Steven Spielberg among its producers. As a long-time friend of Kubrick, Spielberg was previously rumoured to be attached to Napoleon – as was Baz Luhrmann, at one time. Neither of those versions made it to production, »

- Sarah Myles

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The Shining Opera Is a Sell-Out in Minneapolis

16 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Unless you’re Stephen King, you’ll agree that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. And although King had it remade as that mediocre 1997 TV miniseries, Kubrick’s film was so damn brilliant that it… Continue Reading →

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- David Gelmini

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Now On DVD/VOD: Scherzo Diabolico, Deviously Disturbing Horror Thrills

16 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

An initially intriguing thriller setup leads to something quite honestly disturbing in Adrián García Bogliano's Scherzo Diabolico, now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms (and on DVD, too!). Opening with helicopter-style overhead shots, following a car as it winds its way through a wooded region on a two-lane highway, rather like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the movie then cuts to Aram (Francisco Barreiro). He's driving alone, though when he eventually returns home we learn that, like Jack Torrance, he's struggling to get along with his wife (Milena Pezzi). At least their only child, a son, doesn't have any supernatural inclinations. Aram is a fiercely dedicated worker who is more than willing to work many overtime hours. But then his boss Granovsky (Jorge...

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The Dark Tower Movie: What We Know So Far

13 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There was a stretch, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Stephen King.s novels were inspiring numerous horror and suspense-thriller films. King.s name, alone, got people into theaters for see adaptations of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Firestarter, to name just a few. The machine slowed down over the years, still producing gems -- Misery in 1990, or The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 . but not churning out nearly the number of King-based films as those earliest days.   That doesn.t mean the author every stopped telling stories. Quite the opposite, in fact. So now that Hollywood is circling back around to the cinematic-worthy works of Stephen King, they are remembering just how many incredible tales the writer has in his chest, and new movies are hopping on our radars. Hulu, for example, rolled the dice on King.s JFK assassination thriller, 11.22.63. The author.s mesmerizing It is back »

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The Dark Tower: What We Know So Far

13 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There was a stretch, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Stephen King.s novels were inspiring numerous horror and suspense-thriller films. King.s name, alone, got people into theaters for see adaptations of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Firestarter, to name just a few. The machine slowed down over the years, still producing gems -- Misery in 1990, or The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 . but not churning out nearly the number of King-based films as those earliest days.   That doesn.t mean the author every stopped telling stories. Quite the opposite, in fact. So now that Hollywood is circling back around to the cinematic-worthy works of Stephen King, they are remembering just how many incredible tales the writer has in his chest, and new movies are hopping on our radars. Hulu, for example, rolled the dice on King.s JFK assassination thriller, 11.22.63. The author.s mesmerizing It is back »

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Roger Corman Classic The Terror Gets An HD Upgrade When The Film Detective Releases Digital Restoration Bluray This May!!

10 May 2016 3:07 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The legendary story of Roger Corman’s 1963 thriller The Terror is one for the books. It was directed by Five directors (including Corman, Jack Nicholson and Francis Ford Coppola just to name a few) and was made in a leftover set from Corman’s previous film, The Haunted Place. It’s definitely one for the books.

Thanks to the gang over at The Film Detective, the infamous film will be released on May 31st,  in a brand new digitally restored Bluray, made from 35mm archival elements and featuring some pretty nifty artwork to go along with it.

In 18th century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (three-time Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson, The Departed, As Good As It Gets, A Few Good Men, The Shining), an officer in Napoleon’s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a young woman (Sandra Knight, Frankenstein’s Daughter, Blood Bath) and calls out to her. »

- Jerry Smith

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Watch: 35-Minute Documentary By Vivian Kubrick Captures The Making Of ‘The Shining’

6 May 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been well over three decades since the release of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal “The Shining,” but one person has just never gotten on board with the film: Stephen King. The author, who penned the source material, much of which he based upon his own battles with addiction, has always been vocal about his distaste for […]

The post Watch: 35-Minute Documentary By Vivian Kubrick Captures The Making Of ‘The Shining’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gary Garrison

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Weekly Rushes. Godard Biopic, Film Comment Editors, Jarmusch Clips, Radiohead's "The Wicker Man"

4 May 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSLa chinoiseSay what? The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius is slated to make a drama out of the relationship between French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and his actress/muse-one-time-wife Anne Wiazemsky around the time of Godard's 1967 film, La chinoise. Sounds potentially horrible, but it is officially based on Wiazemsky's memoir Un an après. In a bizarre generational echo, Louis Garrel, so well known for embodying his father, director Philippe Garrel, in is set to star as Godard.We keep waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Terrence Malick long-in-the-making IMAX documentary, Voyage of Time. Now The Film Stage has found reference to an October theatrical release date. We'll believe it when we see it, but here's hoping.After Gavin Smith left editorship of Film Comment magazine, the Film Society of Lincoln »

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The 80 Best-Directed Films, According to the Directors Guild of America

3 May 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With editors and cinematographers chiming in on the best examples of their craft in cinema history, it’s now time for directors to have a say. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, they’ve conducted a poll for their members when it comes to the 80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the organization’s founding in 1936. With 2,189 members participating, the top pick went to Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather, one of three films from the director making the top 10.

Even with films from nonmembers being eligible, the male-dominated, America-centric choices are a bit shameful (Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director on the list, and the first foreign film doesn’t show up until number 26), but not necessarily surprising when one looks at the make-up of its membership. As with any list, there’s bound to be disagreements (Birdman besting The Bicycle Thief, »

- Jordan Raup

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Intvw: A Six Pack Of New England Film-making Master Minds, Pt.2

1 May 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The “Boston Underground Film Festival” (http://bostonunderground.org) at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Ma is a hub for early film festival favorites, diverse programming, film culture and community along with multiple blocks of diverse short filmmaking visions. Whether it’s the celebration of local filmmaking talent with the “Homegrown Horror” short film block curated by Chris Hallock or the short film block that looks at the dark, twisted and humorous side of horror with “Fugue & Riffs”. After BUFF18, we had the chance to talk with six of these filmmakers as well as past and present members of these short film blocks at Buff!

These New England filmmakers and their film projects includes Andrea Mark Wolanin (Cleaning House), Izzy Lee (Innsmouth – which played at BUFF18 before the feature “Antibirth”), Jim McDonough (Idiom Origins Vol. 1), Jarrett Blinkhorn (They’re Closing In), Corey Norman (Suffer the Little Children) and Alex Divincenzo (Trouser Snake).

 

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- Jay Kay

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11.22.63 Time Travels to August 9 Home Video Release

30 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (April 26, 2016) – Imagine having the power to change history. Journey with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to the 1960s with the release of 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016.  Executive Produced by Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), Stephen King (The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me), Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights. Parenthood), Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) the event series includes all 8 episodes (9 hours) as well as a brand new featurette. 11.22.63 is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for Blu-ray and $29.98 for DVD.

Viewers hurtle deep into the unpredictable darkness of the American dream. James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a high school teacher at a loss with his life, who wants to make a difference and do something meaningful. Encouraged by his ailing friend (Chris Cooper), Jake journeys back in time to »

- ComicMix Staff

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Today in Movie Culture: Terrence Malick Influences Beyonce, Aesop Rock Remakes 'The Shining' and More

29 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Comparison of the Day: See how much Beyonce's Lemonade seems to be inspired by Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life in this comparison montage (via Decider):   Animated Remake of the Day: Rapper Aesop Rock is not only streaming his new album for free on YouTube but it's accompanied by a shot-for-shot stop-motion remake of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining by animator Rob Smith (via Open Culture):   Easter Eggs of the Day: Below is a still from Zootopia featuring Arendelle china from Frozen. See two more late Easter egg uncoverings from Disney's new hit animated feature at Cinema Blend.   Reunion of the...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'He Was a Fair Guvnor': Electrician Who Worked on 'The Shining' Recalls Stanley Kubrick's Obsessive Techniques

28 April 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The level of obsession inspired by "The Shining" is almost unparalleled. "Star Wars" fans will line up for days, even weeks to catch a glimpse of the latest trip to a galaxy far, far away, but Stanley Kubrick's endlessly unsettling adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name has been picked apart from every interpretive angle imaginable — with viewers still disagreeing over how valid any of them are. (If you know not of what I speak, look up Rodney Ascher's "Room 237.") In the latest example of "Shining" obsession, The Guardian has published a first-person account written by an electrician who worked on the film as part of its "A touch with greatness" series. Among Bob Tanswell's memories are Kubrick's chess prowess, Jack Nicholson's ability to drive the director crazy and being asked to drop trou as an extra in a famously bizarre scene. Read »

- Michael Nordine

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Terrence Malick’s City Symphony, ‘Phoenix’ Talk, Sounds of ‘The Force Awakens,’ and More

27 April 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Watch a video reframing Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups as a city symphony:

Electrician Bob Tanswell remembers working with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining at The Guardian:

I’d heard of Stanley Kubrick but didn’t realise how special he was. He’d do 150 takes of a simple scene. He knew everybody’s job. If he asked you a question and you didn’t know the answer, you really got it – not me so much, because I was just a spark. After having a go at someone he’d be walking away and give you a wink, like: “See that? That’s got him going.” He was »

- TFS Staff

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Watch: Aesop Rock's Quirky Remake Of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

26 April 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" doesn't sound like the most obvious choice for a shot-for-shot remake staged with figurines. But in execution? It kinda works! Read More: 23.7 Facts About Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'  Hip-hop artist Aesop Rock is set to release his seventh studio album The Impossible Kid on Friday, but before it drops, the album is being shared in its entirety, presented via a shot-for-shot remake of Kubrick's 1980 horror masterpiece starring, you guessed it, cute, creepy miniature dolls. Directed by Rob Shaw, the 48-minute movie is entirely watchable, especially with Aesop Rock's album serving as a soundtrack. It would seem that even 36 years after "The Shining" was first released, Kubrick's film continues to have a major impact on pop culture (also see the season finale of "Girls"). Turn up your speakers and watch below. [Pitchfork] »

- Jordan Ruimy

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Daily | The Code, Pickford, Rivette

25 April 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Pre-Code Hollywood may have been a "giddy period" for the movies, but David Denby argues that women fared better once the Code was instated. Also in today's roundup: A primer in Mary Pickford, an essay on Jacques Rivette's Out 1, a recollection of Stanley Kubrick and The Shining, Dario Argento's Deep Red and Tenebrae on Blu-ray, Tacita Dean and Ben Russell in Los Angeles, early word on a new film from Aki Kaurismäki, a documentary on Ingmar Bergman, a collaboration between Joaquin Phoenix and Jacques Audiard, the Cannes jury, the cast list for the Twin Peaks revival—and more. » - David Hudson »

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Recap: Jon Snow Is Still Dead, Melisandre Is Old News

24 April 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, seven hells. It has been 10 months since Jon Snow died in the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale, but our watch has not ended. Thanks to "The Red Woman" -- the title of the surprising, but not completely satisfying Season 6 premiere -- it has only just begun. As of now, the late Lord Commander is still a Weekend at Bernie's corpse being protected by his friends. (Bless you, Ser Davos.) But the episode ended with Melisandre stripping (again), poised for some kind of action. However, is that action ending her own life? Or does she do that little necklace removal ritual every night before bed?

We learned a lot more about The Red Woman this hour. As it happens, she's not quite as hot as she seems. And she's older than she looks. (Maybe it's Maybelline?)

Looks can kill. It is known. (lol) #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/RyW96rbJAW

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