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"The second-to-last interview that Pier Paolo Pasolini gave before he was murdered in 1975 (a case that still remains mysterious) and that was long believed lost has turned up," reports the New Yorker's Richard Brody. "Eric Loret and Robert Maggiori tell the story in Libération — Pasolini was introducing his work in Sweden, a round-table discussion was recorded for broadcast, then held, then lost, until his Swedish translator, Carl Henrik Svenstedt, recently found his personal recording of the talk. The Italian weekly L'Espresso has published a partial transcript of the discussion, along with the audio recording." And he's got excerpts. For example: "I consider consumerism to be a Fascism worse than the classical one, because clerical Fascism didn't really transform Italians, didn't enter into them. It was a totalitarian state but not a totalizing one."
In other news. "This month Offscreen groups together (four of the five) essays that attempt to illuminate »
The films that weren't even given a shot at winning best picture
• Charles Saatchi: my love affair with Orson Welles
Here, in no particular order, is Charles Saatchi's list of the post-1950 films that should have been nominated for a best film Oscar. Tell us your picks below.
What's Up Doc?
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
2001: A Space Odyssey
Advise and Consent
King of Comedy
- Charles Saatchi
Last weekend, the remaining soldiers deployed as part of U.S. combat missions in Iraq came home to the welcoming arms of their families. But tens of thousands of American troops remain in the field in Afghanistan. And, as the longest war in our nation’s history continues into the new year, commentators are noting unsettling parallels between the controversial deaths of two soldiers fighting in that campaign — both »
- Jeff Yang
Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film / credit: Nathan West Over the past three decades, Vincent D'Onofrio has amassed a diverse, respected career as a genius character actor in movies such as Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black, Mystic Pizza, and The Player, and many more know him best as the intense Detective Goren on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. In 2005, D'Onofrio directed himself as a cinematic legend in the short film Five Minutes, Mr. Welles, and he's now moved on to a feature project: a low-budget 'slasher musical' (in which he does not act) called Don't Go in the Woods, which debuts today on nationwide VOD. (Find a screen near you here.) While the story is credited to D'Onofrio, he enlisted two of his buddies to flesh out the screenplay: Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee, the latter of whom also wrote the songs that serve as the soundtrack for the movie. »
As if we couldn't already wait until next years release of Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment we're now teased to breaking point with a brand new trailer for 'The Dark Knight Rises'. The 2-minute teaser looks damn tasty and features a horde of main players set for the sequel including Christian Bale ('American Psycho'), Michael Caine, Gary Oldman ('Bram Stoker's Dracula'), Tom Hardy ('Bronson'), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard ('Inception'), Matthew Modine ('Full Metal Jacket') and our sexy new Catwoman played by Anne Hathaway (below). It's incredible to think just how Nolan's past two projects 'Inception' and of course this movies predecessor 'The Dark Knight' have been so incredibly successful. Not just financially but critically too...I have everything crossed and hope that Chris and brother Jonathan have notched up yet another first-class screenplay and 'The Dark Knight »
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman do the dance in Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises Screening before Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr's box-office disappointment Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight Rises HD trailer is now officially available online. (See below.) Directed by Christopher Nolan, this follow-up to Batman Begins (2005) and the megablockbuster The Dark Knight (2008) stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne aka Batman aka The Dark Knight. Anne Hathaway (remember her in The Princess Diaries?) is Catwoman, who reminds Bruce that there's a hefty price to pay for being a member of the gluttonous 1%. (Wasn't the Dark Knight Rises screenplay written before the Occupy Wall Street movement began?) Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules), potential Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who supported »
- Zac Gille
Every year, about this time, we start to reflect on the year that has come. and indeed almost gone. We look back at those movie high times, and indeed those face in your hands, really low times when you cannot believe the utter tosh that is unfolding before your very eyes on the screen in front of you (I’m looking at you New Year’S Eve). 2011 has been one of the best years for The Hollywood News, and I wanted to look back at the fan-bloody-tastic movie year that has come, and very nearly gone. A lot of these videos pop up on the Internet every year, but this is one that we have lovingly put together ourselves to celebrate the medium that we all adore… film. There are many like it, but this is our own (to quote the classic Full Metal Jacket… almost). Featuring no less than 119 movies, »
- Paul Heath
Join me - and Wagner - from 8pm on Saturday as The X Factor nears its conclusion
Hello, and welcome to the X Factor liveblog. This is it (until tomorrow). It's the X Factor final (well, tomorrow is), coming live from Wembley Arena. It all ends here (tomorrow). Who'll emerge victorious (at some point tomorrow) - Little Mix, Amelia Lily or Marcus Collins?
Oh, look, it doesn't matter. You know why? Wagner is here. Tonight - for one night only - singer, bongo maestro and my all-time favourite X Factor contestant Wagner Carrilho will be joining in on the liveblog, texting in his thoughts as the show progresses. I'm honestly so excited that I could wee. Please show him your love.
Wagner aside, we've got a singing competition to get through tonight. The theme of this weekend is Oh Christ We've Got To Pad Out Four Hours Of Programming, so expect plenty of songs, »
- Stuart Heritage
Supporting actor who seesawed from menacing villain to comic fool
Many of Clint Eastwood's hit films of the 1970s and 80s were made with a stock company of distinctive supporting actors. This kooky troupe included the elfin Sondra Locke, the wild-eyed Geoffrey Lewis and the effortlessly villainous Bill McKinney, who has died of cancer aged 80. Switching between westerns, comedies and thrillers, McKinney was seldom called upon for more than a few minutes of screen time but had the seasoned character actor's knack of making a memorable first impression. In Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), the first of his seven films with Eastwood, he appears as a gibbering driver with a caged raccoon by his side and a boot full of white rabbits.
He was subsequently cast as the bloodthirsty Terrill, who oversees the massacre of Eastwood's family in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976); as an oily, sex-crazed constable coolly ridiculed by Locke »
- Chris Wiegand
Marion Dougherty, a former Bergdorf-Goodman window dresser who rose to become one of Hollywood’s most influential casting directors, died December 4 in Manhattan of natural causes. She was 88. Once called “the father of casting as we know it” by Paul Newman, Dougherty was responsible for giving Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Ed Asner, Anne Bancroft, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and numerous others their first breaks. She also was instrumental in the early careers of James Dean and Robert Duvall. Dougherty entered the business casting the TV series Kraft Television Theater, Naked City and Route 66 during the late 1940s and into the early 1960s. At that time, the end of the studio system meant actors were free agents to be discovered in regional theaters, off-Broadway and at local playhouses, and the demands of TV meant they had to be found fast. She eventually moved into film casting, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Allegorical War Drama Highlights TCM.s Dec. 14 Salute
to The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is set to make movie history this December when it presents the world television premiere of Fear and Desire (1953), the rarely seen debut film by legendary director Stanley Kubrick. Premiering Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. (Et), the allegorical war drama from the director of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980) will be the centerpiece of an extraordinary 24-hour marathon honoring the preservation efforts of the Motion Picture Department at George Eastman House. TCM host Robert Osborne will be joined by Jared Case, Head of Cataloguing and Access at George Eastman House, to present 15 cinematic rarities from one of the country.s leading moving-image archives.
TCM.s Dec. 14 salute to the Motion Picture Collection at George Eastman House will begin at 6:15 a.m. (Et) with The Blue Bird »
- Michelle McCue
After nearly three decades, Harrison Ford may finally be returning to where he truly belongs… outer space.
Ford became one of the most popular stars in the world thanks to the space opera known as "Star Wars," but, after completing his tour of duty with the Rebel Alliance in 1983, he hung up Han Solo's pistol belt and hasn't been behind the wheel of a spaceship since.
Now Variety has intercepted a transmission that says Ford may be up for the adult lead of Colonel Hyrum Graff opposite a now-confirmed 14-year-old Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") in the hotly anticipated "Ender's Game."
Essentially "Harry Potter" meets "Full Metal Jacket" in space, the "Ender" series of novels by Orson Scott Card follow the pint-sized Napoleon named Ender as he fights his way through other child soldiers in a futuristic Battle School under the tutelage of Graff. Casting Ford as this tenured professor of alien ass kicking would be ideal, »
- Max Evry
Director: Bennett Miller
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Synopsis: The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
The sports movie, as a genre is primarily all about the underdog, whether your rooting for Stallone’s boxing rookie in Rocky, Newman’s band of ice-hockey misfits in Slap Shot or Costner’s cocky but lovable turn in Tin Cup, there is no mistaking it, the tingle on the back of your neck and the smile it can bring to your face is testament to that. The baseball movie has itself become almost a sub-genre with the highlights being the fact-based scandal Eight Men Out, fairytale-like Robert Redford classic The Natural (my own personal »
- Craig Hunter
★★★★☆ Due to the drawn-out process of filmmaking, mainstream cinema is often relatively slow to react to significant real world events. It took over ten years for Platoon (1986) and Full Metal Jacket (1987) to reach cinemas following the end of the Vietnam War, and the same delayed response can also be seen in regards to the global economic crisis. Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter (2011) - starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain - is one of the most innovative approaches to this hugely topical subject to date.
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- Daniel Green
It’s The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 6 entitled “Secrets”, and no, that’s not a reference to the Conan “Secrets” segments – it refers to Lori’s pregnancy, Lori’s relationship with Shane, Hershel’s barn full of walkers, Lori’s relationship with Hershel’s barn full of walkers, Lori’s pregnancy from Hershel’s barn full of walkers, Hershel’s pregnancy from Shane, and Shane’s barn full of walkers that he makes pregnant. And everyone only told Glenn. While Glenn wrestles with his inner Cindy Brady, the group takes a nice break from their grueling “looking for that kid whose sustained life becomes more questionable by the second” schedule for a fun afternoon of target practice! The target practice is purportedly to find someone good enough at shooting to accompany Shane on his Sophia search, but 1) Why can’t Rick just go? and 2) If gunshots attract walkers and they »
- Dan Hopper
Actor Vincent D’Onofrio has taken on a daring new role, stepping behind the camera to direct Don’t Go In the Woods, a horror feature laced with music numbers. The story centers on an emo band that travels deep into the woods, seeking solitude and inspiration for their new album. But inspiration comes with a bloody cost when some dark figure begins stalking and killing these sensitive, song-writing twentysomethings.
Check out the trailer below for a taste of D’Onofrio’s moody directorial debut:
Video tip from /Film.
Don’t Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there’s a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
After a lifetime of horror movies, the advice of "don't go into the woods" has been as deeply ingrained in me as "look both ways before crossing the street." Vincent D'Onofrio adheres to this advice, too. The actor's directorial debut sends a band into the woods hoping to get a record deal - but naturally, it ends in murder. Don't Go In the Woods hits VOD on December 26th, with a limited theatrical run in January 2012. Check out the trailer and full synopsis after the jump. Don't Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there's a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, "Law & Order: Criminal »
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is known for his work in movies like Full Metal Jacket and Men in Black as well as 10 seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Now D'Onofrio is adding "director" to his resume with the horror movie Don't Go in the Woods, which mixes a typical horror premise but adds soulful indie music as well. The movie follows a young band who heads into the woods to help them focus on their music. Instead, they are hunted by a well-dressed man lurking in the woods.
With Tribeca Film looking to release Don't Go in the Woods on VOD December 26, a first trailer and poster has been made available online.
Link | Posted 11/18/2011 by Ryan
- Ryan Gowland
Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb and tuna fish. If Vincent D’Onofrio’s (Full Metal Jacket) directorial debut Don’t Go in the Woods is any indication, then the next match made in movie heaven is musical-meets-slasher flick. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to work out so well. Don’t Go in the Woods, from Tribeca Film, is a cautionary tale told through the story of a young band who heads into the woods to find inspiration for their songs. What they find is a “nightmare beyond comprehension.” The film releases nationally On Demand via cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and Vudu on December 26th, with a limited theatrical release in January 2012. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. So did you laugh as much as I did? I found Don’t Go in the Woods unintentionally funny, »
- Dave Trumbore
Here is the official trailer for Vincent D’Onofrio's directorial debut Don't Go In The Woods. The movie stars unknown actors who play "a rock band that goes into the woods (never a good idea in horror movies) to write material for a new record, only to encounter some sort of horror." Here is the synopsis:
Don’t Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there’s a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension. »
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