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Forever and Ever and Ever: Uncanny Doubles in ‘The Shining’

26 April 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece is full of doubles, doppelgängers, and alter-egos.

Mirrors, ghosts, doppelgängers, reflective surfaces, repetitions, and perfectly symmetrical frames…these are just a few cinematic devices which Stanley Kubrick uses to create an uncanny atmosphere in his 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. Sigmund Freud defines the term “uncanny” in his essay “‘The Uncanny’” as something which is familiar yet somehow frightening. The Shining tells the story of a family of three — Jack (Jack Nicholson), Danny (Danny Lloyd), and Wendy (Shelley Duvall) — whose lives are terrifyingly disrupted when they move into the Overlook Hotel for the winter. Family is, by definition, the most familial subject matter, and therefore it is all the more terrifying when one’s family members somehow seem different. The Shining is filled with uncanny doubles, where those who look or act familiar are mysteriously different, which provoke feelings of terror. Kubrick creates this uncanny atmosphere by meticulously crafting a story-world »

- Angela Morrison

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The Seven Deadly Sins On Screen

25 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A new video looks beyond Fincher at the Evil Men Do

Sin, as defined by most major religions and moral institutions, is as old as man. It is inherent to our nature, because ultimately sin is self-serving, and at the end of the day we are all self-serving creatures. Wrath, pride, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, greed — as opposed to the Ten Commandments of Christianity which include distinct acts like adultery and murder, the seven deadly sins are things of which most all of us are guilty of multiple times over. We’ve all committed them, even on a minor scale. Ever think someone has a nicer car than you? Envy. Ever gotten a touch of road rage? Wrath. Ever hit the snooze button more than once? Sloth.

These are petty examples to be sure, but they illustrate how commonplace the seven deadly sins are in our daily lives, and thus they prove why the seven deadly sins »

- H. Perry Horton

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James Gray on the Wistfulness of ‘The Lost City of Z,’ Twitter Mishaps, and Stealing from the Best

12 April 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Read even just a couple of interviews with him and you’ll realize that James Gray — in his humor, candor, self-effacement, knowledge, and general kindness — is better at the process than almost anybody else. So I’d experienced twice over, and now a third time on the occasion of his latest picture, The Lost City of Z. Although I liked the film a whole lot upon seeing it at last year’s Nyff and found it a rich source of questions, our conversation proved too casual and genial to be intruded about with a query about sound mixing — which I, of course, just knew I’d ask before entering a hotel room and sitting at a tiny table, complementary chocolate cake between us, and realizing that my muse then and there was instead a question about Steven Soderbergh’s Twitter account.

It’s not every day you can bring it up, »

- Nick Newman

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Diary Of A Web Series: Casting The Boss With A “Thousand-Yard Stare”

6 April 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

They say life imitates art, or art imitates life or both or neither. Whatever. I don’t really know what that means. All I know is that actor William Jousset took a page out of his character’s playbook when he introduced himself on the set of my web series.

William’s reel is populated by soldiers, boxers, cops and gangsters – not exactly the kind of material that lends itself to a show that is made up largely of dick jokes, but I was mesmerized by his coiled intensity, which threatens to spring into action but instead tortures you with its restraint. I showed Alison, the director, his reel. She acknowledged that he had talent, but didn’t really know how he would fit into the show. I didn’t really know either, but he was so freaking good.

Later, a lightbulb turned on: that intensity would be perfect for the role of the boss, »

- Pablo Andreu

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The Shining and the immortality of evil

4 April 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Apr 10, 2017

What's The Shining really about? We delve into the underlying theme of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic...

Few horror films have been as closely studied and intimately dissected as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The simple story of a family ripped apart by the effects of a remote, haunted hotel, Kubrick's film has only grown in mystique since its release in 1980. Clearly, there's far more going on below the surface, but what does Kubrick's imagery and symbolism - much of it unique to the film, and absent from Stephen King's source novel - actually mean?

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Rodney Ascher's superb 2012 documentary Room 237 pulled together some of the more outlandish theories about The Shining. It's Kubrick's veiled confession that he helped Nasa fake the 1969 Moon landings, »

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La La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in April

4 April 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

La La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in AprilLa La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in AprilAdriana Floridia4/4/2017 10:32:00 Am

The film that won over all of our hearts last Christmas is going to be available at the Cineplex Store this month! That's right, now you can watch La La Land time and again by owning a digital copy! But that's not all that's in store for April...

In fact, April is delivering a lot of our most favourite films from the last few months, and we're breaking down the best movies that you can buy or rent in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're a horror fan, a musical lover, or a Star Wars aficionado, here are our top 5 films to watch at home in April!

5. The Founder

Buy it on April 4th

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- Adriana Floridia

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30 Years Back: Celebrating the Cinematic Delights of 1987

29 March 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1987…

The 80’s mark a special period in cinema for me. It’s predominantly an age thing. I grew up throughout the 80’s, soaking in some fantastic films. It was a rising golden age of blockbusters which took the foundations of what guys like Spielberg and Lucas launched in the late 70’s, as that stark, gritty and dramatically challenging output that delivered some of the best films of all time (The Godfather and more), gave way to more crowd pleasing, optimistic fare. The cinematic landscape went from the likes of The French Connection, The Conversation, and Chinatown to the more light-hearted Star Wars or Jaws.

As blockbusters swarmed the cinemas and multiplexes began spreading, audiences demanded entertainment. That trend has carried on and intensified and it’s truer than ever in these days of Marvel adaptations. The 80’s got me into cinema. That passion »

- Amie Cranswick

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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

21 March 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi YiNoah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali, »

- Jordan Raup

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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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Looking Back a the Genius of Stanley Kubrick

7 March 2017 4:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the death of Stanley Kubrick.   Kubrick died at the age of 70 in 1999 after having directed less than 20 films in his entire career.  But that was more than enough for him to make his mark on Hollywood and go down as one of the greatest directors of all-time.   It’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite work of his considering his library includes classics like Spartacus, Lolita, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket.   While those aren’t his only films, they are probably the most

Looking Back a the Genius of Stanley Kubrick »

- Nat Berman

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Hank Azaria and IFC Jump Into March Madness with ‘Brockmire’ Commentary on Cult Classics — Watch

3 March 2017 10:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever wanted to spend a month viewing cult classic films? If that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to learn that IFC will be broadcasting several fun favorites throughout the month of March, and to capitalize on the March Madness craze, the network has released a humorous promo for their new show “Brockmire,” where Hank Azaria provides the equivalent of cinematic play-by-play commentary to some of these films’ best moments.

Read More: ‘Brockmire’ Teaser: Hank Azaria’s New IFC Comedy Takes on the Super Bowl in Joe Buck Feud Clip

Azaria, in character as foul-mouthed baseball announcer Jim Brockmire, injects comedic commentary through some of the films which will air on IFC this month, including “Mortal Kombat,” “Snakes on a Plane,” and even Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Providing zingers for each clip, the promo indicates that “Brockmire,” which originated as a Funny or Die video, will »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Hank Azaria and IFC Jump Into March Madness with ‘Brockmire’ Commentary on Cult Classics — Watch

3 March 2017 10:58 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ever wanted to spend a month viewing cult classic films? If that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to learn that IFC will be broadcasting several fun favorites throughout the month of March, and to capitalize on the March Madness craze, the network has released a humorous promo for their new show “Brockmire,” where Hank Azaria provides the equivalent of cinematic play-by-play commentary to some of these films’ best moments.

Read More: ‘Brockmire’ Teaser: Hank Azaria’s New IFC Comedy Takes on the Super Bowl in Joe Buck Feud Clip

Azaria, in character as foul-mouthed baseball announcer Jim Brockmire, injects comedic commentary through some of the films which will air on IFC this month, including “Mortal Kombat,” “Snakes on a Plane,” and even Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Providing zingers for each clip, the promo indicates that “Brockmire,” which originated as a Funny or Die video, will »

- Michael Gonzalez

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New A Clockwork Orange Apparel from Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo

23 February 2017 8:09 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sing in the winter, spring, summer, or fall with officially licensed apparel for Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange from Alamo Drafthouse, Mondo, and Warner Bros. Fans of Kubrick's films will also be happy to know that the goodies don't stop here. Alamo, Mondo, and Warner Bros. also have plans to rollout merch for 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining!

Press Release: Austin, TX - February 22, 2017 - Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, are excited to announce the release of officially licensed apparel for Stanley Kubrick's dystopic masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange. Available for a limited time exclusively at Mondotees.com, the epic new t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and enamel pins designed by Mondo for Alamo Drafthouse feature iconic imagery of Alex and his droogs as well as the instantly recognizable bright and bold opening credits screen from the film featuring "A Stanley Kubrick Production."

"To »

- Tamika Jones

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Stranger Things star Matthew Modine teases his return for season 2

21 February 2017 2:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Full Metal Jacket actor Matthew Modine has taken to social media to tease his character’s return for the much anticipated season two of Netflix’s Stranger Things.

We have been unsure if the actor who portrayed character Dr. Brenner, the season’s creepy antagonist, would be returning for the second season, adding to the deep layer of mystery that already surrounds the nostalgic sci-fi adventure.

At the end of season one it looked like Dr. Brenner had seen his last days but a recent post on instagram by Modine perhaps says otherwise.

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Now this isn’t concrete proof that Brenner is returning but this certainly seems to suggest that the good doctor might rear his conniving head once more. We will have to wait until the new season drops however to see how the whole thing plays out. »

- Samuel Brace

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Sundance: The 10 Very Best Films from the 2017 Film Festival

30 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The Sundance Film Festival is officially over and the awards have already been handed out, both the official ones and our own Unconventional Awards, and out of the roughly thirty films I saw during my time in Park City, Utah, I’ve put together a list of the ten very best movies I had a chance to see. Many of them will be coming to theaters across the country later in the year, and a few of them may even be in the Oscar conversation a year from now.

10. The Big Sick

Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani made his triumphant debut as a leading man with this movie produced by Judd Apatow, directed by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris) and co-written with wife Emily V. Gordon. Based on their own experiences in courting and how Emily (played by Zoe Kazan) being put into a medically-induced coma affected it, »

- Edward Douglas

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The Most Dangerous Jobs on Film

26 January 2017 10:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Despite what everyone says, being an actor is hard work. You have to be on set for hours on end, day and night, constantly in the media spotlight, and often do crazy stunts for the purpose of authenticity. But no matter how hard that is, it doesn’t compare to some of the jobs that they must re-create on the big screen.

Deepwater Horizon, for example, is a true life story that records the oil-rig disaster off the Gulf of Mexico, in which Mark Wahlberg plays the extremely brave and courageous Mike Williams, who must save as many workers on board as possible amongst the fire. And although this is a very rare occurrence onboard a rig, it does demonstrate the worst case scenario for a job such as that, as the below films do also.

To celebrate the release of one of the most powerful and breath-taking disaster movies »

- The Hollywood News

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Review

25 January 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughan, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington | Written by Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan | Directed by Mel Gibson

Andrew Garfield goes to Japan to face a powerful enemy, and finds his Christian faith and pacifist opposition tested to the limit in a realm of violent conflict. But enough about Martin Scorsese’s Silence. This is Hacksaw Ridge, the directorial resurrection of the notorious Mel Gibson. It’s a safe and solid return, one which hits the standard war movie beats and only really distinguishes itself as a result of the incredible true story at its core.

Garfield is Desmond Doss, a Virginia boy whose father Tom (Hugo Weaving) is an alcoholic brute, lost in the mire of Ptsd following his service in the Great War. Tom doesn’t want his sons to go to war. Especially not the smart, gentle one. But Des is drawn by duty, so he ships off to Fort Jackson, »

- Rupert Harvey

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Hacksaw Ridge review: “Heart-poundingly intense, but altogether outstanding”

24 January 2017 8:28 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hacksaw Ridge review: Andrew Garfield plays WWII hero Desmond Doss in this thrilling, impactful effort from director Mel Gibson.

Read our Hacksaw Ridge review below. The film opens across the UK on January 26th, 2017.

Mel Gibson hasn’t directed a film since 2006. That movie was the impressive Apocalypto, a film not in the English language that secured a tad over $120 million at the worldwide box-office, from a reported $40 million budget. The years that followed were not particularly kind to Gibson, both personally and, as as result, professionally. Now clear of his demons with Hollywood starting to welcome him in again – plus an acting career that is also looking on the up following last year’s impressive Blood Father, Gibson has delivered possibly his best directorial effort yet, the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge.

‘Ridge’ revolves around the real-life character Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a young twenty-something intent on helping his country during WWII. »

- Paul Heath

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Yellow Birds’

21 January 2017 6:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s unusual, at the Sundance Film Festival, to see a drama about a subject like the Iraq War. The economics of scale required to stage an authentic combat scene don’t tend to mesh with indie-film budgets — and besides, there are enough towering war films in our time that the bar for them has been set extraordinarily high. So say this much for “The Yellow Birds”: When it plunks the audience down into a crumbling urban war zone, where every dirt road and alleyway could be a path to oblivion, the movie, if nothing else, creates a physically convincing atmosphere of instability and fearful tension. The movie opens with U.S. soldiers walking across a dark field, past palm trees (one of which is on fire), in a grimly patterned death march that evokes — ironically — the final moments of “Full Metal Jacket.” And, indeed, Stanley Kubrick’s great »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo to Kick Off Year-Long Celebration of Stanley Kubrick with A Clockwork Orange Apparel & Screenings

19 January 2017 12:45 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Open your eyes wide and get ready to celebrate one of the most renowned filmmakers of our time, because Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo have teamed up for a year-long celebration of Stanley Kubrick that will feature special screenings and new apparel based on his films, beginning with A Clockwork Orange on February 21st.

In addition to A Clockwork Orange, Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo will pay tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and The Shining—one film for each quarter of the year.

Below, you can check out the special video announcement, get a look at the new A Clockwork Orange shirt, and read the press release with full details:

Press Release: Austin, TX – January 19, 2017 – Viddy well, droogs, astronauts, marines and hotel managers, viddy well! Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are proud to announce an epic homage to filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with a series of screenings and officially licensed »

- Derek Anderson

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