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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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New York unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nyfcc unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert De Niro's 10 best performances: Deer Hunter, Raging Bull

2 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In 1995 and 1997, Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. had Heat and Jackie Brown released into cinemas. Not his best films or his best performances, perhaps, but mesmerising work in excellent pictures directed by master filmmakers: the former saw him convince for Michael Mann as the cool, meticulous leader of a gang of career criminals; the latter had Quentin Tarantino give viewers a dim crim whose uncontrollable anger contributes to the unravelling of a heist.

For a whole generation of moviegoers who have grown up since, however, the adulation that's universally showered upon De Niro must be perplexing. Occasionally he summons up a portion of his old intensity – his turns in What Just Happened, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are the (slim) picks of the last 15 years – but for anyone who got into movies from the late '90s on, he's the funny guy in Analyze This and Meet The Parents, »

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At All Costs: Yann Danh talks about A Tout Prix

21 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 Trevor Hogg chats with Yann Danh about pursuing a childhood obsession as a career and for an added bonus the feature showcases his French short film A Tout Prix (At All Costs)…

“My mom is a storekeeper and my stepdad is a barman,” states French filmmaker Yann Danh who was 10 years old when he first became aware of the cinema.  “Watching movies became almost compulsive; I used to watch three or four a day such as Once Upon a Time in America [1984], Terminator [1984], Evil Dead [1981], 2001 [1968], Serpico [1973], Touch of Evil [1958], Once Upon a Time in the West [1968], Taxi Driver [1976], and Bruce Lee movies.”  The plan was to pursue a career in the video game industry changed at the age of 16.  “After making my first short film [in high school], I knew cinema was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”  Every film project has been educational.  “I learned how to make a shot list, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in America' Gets the Blu-Ray Treatment

10 June 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

For its 30th anniversary, "Once Upon a Time in America," legendary director Sergio Leone's final film, is being released on Blu-Ray this September.  If you're a fan of the gangster epic, your first question might be--which version? The film has had a bit of a tortured history in the U.S.  After a Cannes premiere in 1984, Leone's more than four-hour cut came to the states in a drastically edited 134-minute version that told the story in chronological order--of which Leone did not approve.  In the 1990s, a three-hour version could be found on TV and a 229-minute edit made the rounds on home video.  Then, in 2012, a restored cut played at Cannes but was held from wider distribution to allow for more restoration work. Now, finally, "Once Upon a Time in America" is available with its full director's cut--in fact, the Blu-Ray edition includes 22-minutes of extra footage, bringing »

- Jacob Combs

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Extended Version Of Leone's "America" Hits Blu

9 June 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sergio Leone's final film "Once Upon A Time In America" has gone through various different incarnations over the years. Leone originally crafted a 269 minute version, but the first public screening was his own 229 minute cut at Cannes in 1984.

Then, that version was hacked to pieces and re-arranged by others, resulting in a 139 minute version Leone didn't approve but which saw a theatrical release in the United States.

Subsequently a 180 minute version and the original 229 minute version made it to TV and home video respectively in the 1990s. A 251 minute restored version played at Cannes in 2012 but hasn't been played again since.

Now, Warner Bros. has finally announced a Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the film with the runtime also clocking in at 251 minutes. The set will also include the 1984 theatrical cut for comparison sake, along with a making-of documentary and a booklet. It's scheduled to street on September 30th.

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- Garth Franklin

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Sergio Leone's Extended Director's Cut Of 'Once Upon A Time In America' Coming To Blu-Ray

9 June 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If DVD is indeed going the way of VHS in the next few years, with everything soon to be stored in the nebulous "cloud," the upcoming "Once Upon A Time In America" set may be one you'll want to physically own before that's no longer possible. But first, let's go through a quick history of where this movie has been. Few films over the past three decades have been through as many iterations of Sergio Leone's final effort, "Once Upon A Time In America." After premiering at Cannes in 1984, Leone's 4-hour-plus version first arrived in theaters stateside severely cut in a 134-minute version that the director didn't approve, with the story presented in chronological order. During the '90s, a three-hour version played TV and then a 229-minute cut made the rounds on home video. Then in 2012 a restored version played the Cannes Film Festival, but before it could »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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30 Years Later: Ranking The Movies Of Summer 1984

5 June 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Friday, June 8th, 1984 was quite a day. Homosexuality was decriminalized in New South Wales, Australia; an F5 tornado struck the town of Barnevald, Wisconsin, USA, destroying 90% of it; President Ronald Reagan attended a summit in London; the Celtics beat the Lakers 121-103 to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA finals; TV gameshow “Press Your Luck” paid out the biggest ever jackpot (to that point) of $110,000 to one Michael Larson who had figured out how to beat the system; and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” was poised to knock Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” off the Billboard Charts number one spot. Oh, and modern classics “Ghostbusters” and “Gremlins” were both released. Coming just the week after “Once Upon a Time in America” hit screens, while “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was still in cinemas and followed a fortnight later by both “The Karate Kid” and “Top Secret! »

- The Playlist Staff

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut

5 June 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 30, 2014

Price: DVD $14.97, Collector’s Edition Blu-ray $34.99, Blu-ray $19.98

Studio: Warner

 

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his masterful 1984 crime drama Once Upon a Time in America will makes its U.S. debut with the release of the Extended Director’s Cut Collector’s Edition.

Tuesday Weld meets the boy in Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America.

The 251-minute cut of Once Upon a Time… was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organization founded by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), and its partner Gucci. The Extended Director’s Cut, with 22-minutes of restored footage, made its debut at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at other festivals in Europe. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Stone‘s Robert De Niro »

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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'Step Up All In', 'Dolphin Tale 2' and 'Once Upon a Time in America' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

7 May 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A rather uninteresting bulletin this week as the most notable titles are WB's Dolphin Tale 2 and its PG rating and Step Up All In and its PG-13. To go along with that it looks like Warner Home Video is planning a DVD and Blu-ray release of Sergio Leone's director's cut of Once Upon a Time in America as that too has been rated. Otherwise. I don't have much more to add. The complete bulletin is listed below. Altergeist Rated R For horror violence, language and some sexual content. Dinosaur 13 Rated PG For mild thematic elements, language and brief smoking. Dolphin Tale 2 Rated PG For some mild thematic elements. Release Date: September 19, 2014 A Good Man Rated R For violence including some grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity. High School Exorcism Rated R For some violent images. The Keeping Room Rated R For strong violence including a sexual assault. »

- Brad Brevet

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Leo DiCaprio -- I Have a Right to Do Movies About Inbred Hillbillies

14 April 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Leo DiCaprio thinks the guys claiming his company defamed them by calling them "inbreds" in the movie "Out of the Furnace" may not be inbreds ... but they're stupid for suing.DiCaprio's production company just asked a judge to toss the lawsuit filed by 17 members of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation -- a tribe in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey.The tribe's beef -- the villain of the movie, Harlan DeGroat, played by Woody Harrelson, shares »

- TMZ Staff

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Win Leverage Season 5 on DVD

7 April 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Leverage Season 5 on 14th April, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

The final season of this much-loved TV hit follows former insurance agency investigator Nathan Ford (Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton) and his team of highly skilled, tech-savvy grafters in this latest instalment, which continues the edgy drama of highly successful previous seasons of the show.

Season 5 features powerful cameos from guest stars including; Cary Elwes (Liar Liar, The Princess Bride), Matthew Lillard (The Bridge, Scream),Treat Williams (127 Hours, Once Upon a Time in America), Neil Hopkins (Skyline, Detour), Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Chuck) and Fred Ward (The Player, Escape From Alcatraz).

In this grand finale the team of former top-criminals have relocated to new headquarters in Portland, Oregon and are embarking on some of their biggest ‘unorthodox’ cases to date. This final chapter of the show explores the trust among each of the members, »

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Elizabeth McGovern interview: 'A TV show hasn't got the energy of a gig'

14 March 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Downton Abbey's Lady Cora on her other life as the singer with Sadie and the Hotheads and why she can't act like a lady on the road

As Elizabeth McGovern outlines her itinerary for the past two weeks, one is tempted to commiserate with her: Basingstoke, Basildon, Bradford, Stevenage. It shouldn't happen to a 52-year-old actress once nominated for an Oscar and seen most recently as Lady Cora, Countess of Grantham, in Downton Abbey. But if it has been a privation touring with Sadie and the Hotheads, a seven-piece blues-folk band of which she is lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter, then she is skilled at hiding it.

"We're having the time of our lives!" says McGovern and it's clear she means it. "We are all in a splitter van and sharing rooms at Travelodges; this isn't the luxury rock star tour, but that's part of the fun. You know, »

- Tim Lewis

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I feel much more settled personally: Jennifer Connelly

7 March 2014 5:49 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, March 7: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, who has been working for about three decades, says she feels "happy in my own life and I feel like somehow that's really liberating".

Ever since her debut in 1984 release "Once Upon a Time in America", Connelly has come a long way. With about 40 films to her credit and an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards in her kitty, the 43-year-old enjoys working more now and said: "I love what I do."

"It is a different experience, I don't know if it's because of that for me, or just getting older. Those might not be the things, but you worry less about things that. »

- Diksha Singh

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James Woods interview: Leone, Casino, Oliver Stone, Hemdale

25 February 2014 8:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:44

In the first of a two part look back at his career, James Woods chats to us about family, Scorsese, Stone, Leone and more...

It took a false start or two before we finally got James Woods on the end of the phone. There was no agent connecting us, no middle person to monitor what we were saying. Just a problem with a charging cable, oddly enough.

When we were connected, we launched into an interview that was intended to last 15 minutes, but as it turned out, it passed the hour mark. And heck, we got through a lot: so much, that we've split this interview into two articles. A genuinely fascinating man.

Regular readers will know that we've been long-time fans of James Woods - as highlighted by our look at some of his least appreciated films, here - and as our conversation started, »

- sarahd

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Al Pacino Retrospective - The Godfather Part II

22 February 2014 3:24 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb continues our Al Pacino Retrospective with The Godfather Part II....

Is The Godfather Part II superior to The Godfather? In a lively discussion on sequels, film fanatic Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) in Scream 2, argues how “sequels suck”. But, unlike Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Aliens, The Godfather Part II stumps him. It covers a greater space of time, tells a grander story and turns what was a family-centred, but nevertheless New York “Gangshter” story, into a personal drama set on an epic, ambitious scale.

Though the dialogue in The Godfather holds iconic and memorable lines, definitive scenes in The Godfather Part II show Michael Corleone’s true menace revealing itself. The Godfather portrays his sinister and deeply-calculated methods of management, but they are subtle and carefully-constructed. He recommends the hit on Solozzo and MacCluskey; he marries Kay (Diane Keaton) to maintain a strong family unit; he settles »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Director Joy Todd Dies

22 February 2014 3:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Joy Todd, a casting director whose career in Hollywood spanned more than three decades, has died. Her granddaughter, Heather Daimion, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Todd passed away on Feb. 18 in San Diego.  Todd has been credited with presiding over casting for more than thirty feature films, including Ghostbusters, Playing for Keeps, Rambo III, Gettysberg, Of Gods and Generals and The Next Karate Kid.  Todd cast Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America and Ridley Scott's Someone to Watch Over Me. She also worked on Sidney Lumet's Network, A Stranger Among Us, Prince of the City, Q&A and other titles. 

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- Erik Hayden

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