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Hollywood legend Peter Falk is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, his daughter claims. According to legal papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Catherine Falk claims her father "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety," TMZ reports. Catherine is also reportedly worried that her dad "can easily be deceived into transferring away property," and seeks to establish a conservatorship to protect him and his assets. A hearing on the matter is set for next month. Falk, 81, is most famous for his role as the scatterbrained detective in the long-running Columbo. He also starred in countless films, »
While the film makes it's limited theatrical run, Anchor Bay Entertainment release the final specs for the DVD release of The Alphabet Killer (six clips), the eagerly anticipated thriller from director Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Masters of Horror: Right To Die) and featuring an all-star cast including Eliza Dushku (the upcoming Fox series Dollhouse, Wrong Turn, Bring It On), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Sunshine State.) Beyond the break you can read all about the DVD release, hitting retailers on January 6, 2009. Written by Tom Malloy (The Attic), who also co-stars, The Alphabet Killer is a gripping psychological thriller loosely based on the still-unsolved double initial murders that shocked the citizens of Rochester, New York in the early 1970s. »
Anchor Bay Entertainment sent over the press release and specs for The Alphabet Killer which will street on January 6th, 2009. Read all the details below!
The Alphabet Killer, the eagerly anticipated thriller from director Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, “Masters of Horror: Right To Die”) and featuring an all-star cast including Eliza Dushku (the upcoming Fox series “Dollhouse,” Wrong Turn, Bring It On), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Sunshine State) arrives January 6, 2009 on DVD and will contain the following:
- Audio commentary with Writer/Producer/Actor Tom Malloy;
- Featurette: A to Z: The Making of The Alphabet Killer;
- “First Victim” – Alternate Scene
Anchor Bay announced today that their new psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer will be shown in a limited run starting Friday, December 12th. Additional screenings of the film are also planned in Rochester, Buffalo, Los Angeles, and New York. An exclusive and invitation only premiere will also take place at the NYC Cinema Village on Thursday, December 11th.
The Alphabet Killer is loosely base upon a series of murders that shook New York in the early 1970’s. In reality, the killer was never caught, and little of the truth and motivation behind the murders is known. A puzzling fact that earned the killer’s nickname was how the victims’ names, as well as the city they were from, all began with the same letter. Just how much the film relates to the historical facts – as well as how much it diverges - will be an interesting revelation.
- Tristan Sinns
Tom Malloy, writer/producer/co-star of the upcoming thriller The Alphabet Killer, will conduct a Q&A at a special pre-release screening on Thursday, November 6th at 7:20pm at the Pittsford Plaza Cinemas 9 in Rochester, NY in advance of the film's regular theatrical engagement starting Friday, November 7th. Tom, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, will be flying in especially for this event.
In addition, the exclusive Los Angeles theatrical engagement for The Alphabet Killer will be at the Laemmle's Monica 4-plex Theaters in Santa Monica starting Friday, November 14th. An exclusive New York theatrical engagement will be announced shortly.
Directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, "Masters of Horror: Right To Die") and featuring an all-star cast including Eliza Dushku (Bring It On, Wrong Turn), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Sunshine State), The Alphabet Killer is a gripping psychological thriller loosely based on »
Burbank, CA - Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired the North American theatrical and DVD distribution rights to The Alphabet Killer, the eagerly anticipated thriller from director Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, “Masters of Horror: Right To Die”) and featuring an all-star cast including Eliza Dushku (Bring It On, Wrong Turn), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Sunshine State.) Written by Tom Malloy (The Attic), who also co-stars, The Alphabet Killer is a gripping psychological thriller loosely based on the still-unsolved “double initial” murders that shocked the citizens of Rochester, New York in the early 1970s. Exclusive theatrical engagements in Los Angeles, New York and Rochester, NY - the city that inspired the film - in early [...] »
- Brian Corder
Ever miss the Rob Reiner who made movies like The Princess Bride, rather than the guy who made soppy romantic comedies like Alex & Emma and Rumor Has It...? Apparently Rob Reiner does too, since his next project sounds like a throwback to The Princess Bride that might actually have the potential to be good. The Hollywood Reporter says Reiner's next directing project will be Book of Shadows, an adventure story written by Zoe Green that was originally dreamed up by Reiner himself. The movie stars a young man "who must embark on the perilous journey of first love and face many trials of maturity while on the dangerous quest to close a mythical tome called "Book of Shadows" in order to restore balance to the world." Throw in some Rodents of Unusual Size and you may as well have Inigo Montoya involved.. All of this is fine by me-- »
Time for another fun contest. This go around you can win Princess Bride on DVD as well as a Signed animation print from the upcoming game. WorldWide Biggies recently released an animated videogame based on the wildly successful film The Princess Bride. The game is available for download and can now be purchased in stores! The Princess Bride Game features original cast voices from Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright Penn and Wallace Shawn . With five fun-filled episodes including As You Wish, Battle Of The Wits, The Fire Swamp, Miracle Max and Storming The Castle, the game is »
The Philomel Books tome will center on a boy who discovers a secret power and hero within himself when family tensions push them to the surface.
The untitled novel is set for publication in 2010. A rep for Penguin imprint Philomel says the collaboration "will have all the hallmarks of (Goldman's) magic realism and (Lupica's) heartwarming tales of the underdog."
In addition to his New York Daily News sportswriting, Lupica has written several young adult bestsellers. Goldman's novel "The Princess Bride," which he adapted for the screen, has sold three million copies.
The deal was brokered by Philomel publisher Michael Green (who will edit the novel) with Icm. »
- By Gregg Goldstein
In The Tempest, one of the last plays William Shakespeare fully authored, the character of Prospero is a conundrum. For 12 years he's been marooned on an island with his young daughter, Miranda. Struggling to survive, he blackmails the spirit Ariel into being his servant and compels the mortal Caliban to be his slave. For reasons equally simple and complex, Prospero is hero and antihero, protagonist and antagonist. Perhaps it's those contradictions that make him the perfect role for Mandy Patinkin to play.For seven months Patinkin has enjoyed a luxury afforded very few actors: He's done little but prepare to play perplexing Prospero, in this case for Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway production of The Tempest. For the first three months, he logged three to four hours a day, including Saturdays and Sundays, meeting with Shakespeare scholar Rachel Chavkin and analyzing each line of the play, "translating it into English, »
- Leonard Jacobs
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