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Interview: Christopher Kelley’s ‘Full Frame’ on Aug. 4, 2015 at Midwest Independent Film Festival

3 August 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – A new and exciting voice in the cinematic universe is cause for celebration, and the 2015 Midwest Independent Film Festival will showcase that voice this Tuesday, August 4th, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema. Director Christopher Kelley will present the World Premiere of his indie noir thriller “Full Frame.”

Full Frame” has a Hitchcockian feel, all shot and produced in small town Quincy, Illinois, on a micro budget. A nebbish photographer stumbles upon the desperate circumstances of a local big shot, and gets involved in a game of life and death. Filled with modern takes on the dark places of the soul, “Full Frame” is both a fresh perspective on a familiar genre, and a throwback to the best that noir has to offer.

Scene from ‘Full Frame

Photo credit: Table Sixteen Productions

Christopher Kelley took an unconventional route to his advocation as a director. When he was in college, »

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149 days until Star Wars: This 'Force Awakens' spoiler came from an unexpected source

22 July 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we get closer and closer to the release date for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” it gets harder for Disney to keep a lid on every secret. While major plot points remain a mystery to all but he most die-hard of spoiler Internet spelunkers, smaller tidbits are turning up in the strangest places. Like when Adam Savage accidentally gave away a tiny detail during an io9 interview at Comic-Con. So Phil Tippett — who designed all the original creatures for the first three Star Wars films — is a friend of mine. He got brought back in to the new Star Wars film by J.J. to redo a specific sequence that people will remember from Star Wars that carries forward into these sequels. And I got to go watch him shoot it. For those of you who don’t know, Tippett is a bit of a legend in the visual effects world. »

- Donna Dickens

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TV Review: Science’s ‘Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of Ilm’

17 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Although the network tries to dress it up, Science Channel is merely exploring its inner geek with “Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of Ilm,” a synergistic celebration of George Lucas’ special-effects factory Industrial Light & Magic. Covering a lot of ground similar to a 2010 doc by Leslie Iwerks, the special proves slightly disjointed, simultaneously focusing on filmmaking breakthroughs introduced by Ilm, and how some of those early “Star Wars” creations, in particular, have actually gained a toehold with parallel real-world innovations. Breezy and mildly fun, it’s mostly an excuse to make watching old movie clips seem educational.

Narrated by Mark Hamill, the special comes from Lincoln Square Prods., an arm of ABC News — like Lucasfilm, part of the Disney empire. Yet while the Science niche invites a more technical approach to the conversation, the main thrust boils down to the evolution of visual effects, as one of Ilm staffer puts it, »

- Brian Lowry

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Oscar-winning composer James Horner leaves legacy of music after his death

23 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

TitanicField of DreamsAliensThe RocketeerApollo 13BraveheartGloryThe New WorldStar Trek: The Wrath of Kahn.  Jumanji. Avatar. Willow. The Land Before Time.  48 Hrs.  Cocoon.  

The list – and the music - goes on.  And on.  And on. 

Oscar-winning film composer James Horner, who was killed in a plane crash on Monday, was a face you may not recognize, but his music, expertly woven through some of your favourite films, was instantly recognizable and memorable.

A composer with over 150 credits to his name, brought us everything from the music for Titanic’s Oscar-winning tune “My Heart Will Go On” to childhood favourites like An American Tail’s “Somewhere Out There.”  It’s hard to narrow down a such a storied career into a top 5 or top 10 list of film scores because his music touched so many movies and genres.

A long-time collaborator with Ron Howard, the »

- Rachel West

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Hollywood Reacts to James Horner's Death

23 June 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On Monday, legendary film composer James Horner died in a plane crash near Santa Barbara in which he was apparently piloting. Horner, who composed classic films such as Aliens, Avatar, Apollo 13 and Titanic touched millions of people around the world with his unforgettable scores.

C&#233line Dion, who sang "My Heart Will Go On" co-written by Horner for the movie Titanic, said:

"Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner. He will always remain a great composer in our hearts. James played an important part in my career. We will miss him. We offer his family and friends our deepest sympathy."

Fellow composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel) had this to say about Horner:

"It is a tragedy for all composers to hear about James Horner's accident. We have lost one of our most talented and respected colleagues. His music will remain always. »

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'Titanic', 'Avatar' Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

23 June 2015 4:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Oscar-winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, CA. He was 61 years old.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sylvia Patrycja, identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant, was the first to confirm the musician's death.

"We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. "He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road."

Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara. An earlier report noted that the plane, which was registered to the composer, had gone down, but the pilot had not been identified.

Horner's greatest financial and critical success would come with the score to the 1997 film Titanic. The album became the best-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack in history, selling over 27 million copies worldwide. »

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James Horner 1953-2015: Tributes pour in for late Oscar-winning composer

23 June 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fans, colleagues and friends have paid tribute to James Horner, who died in a plane crash on Monday (June 22) at the age of 61.

The composer was best known for his Oscar-winning work on Titanic, as well as providing the scores for other major films like Apollo 13, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Jumanji and Avatar.

Digital Spy has collected just some of the messages coming in from the world of film, music and entertainment honouring the prolific movie musician.

Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015

My sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of James Horner. #abeautifulmind

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 23, 2015

There is nothing that shaped my movie-going experience more than the musical genius of James Horner. He will live on through the ages.

Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 23, 2015

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Academy Award winning composer James Horner dead at 61

22 June 2015 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oscar-winning film composer James Horner dead at 61: Award winner was killed in a plane crash north of Santa Barbara late Monday.

Composer James Horner dead at 61

Academy Award winning composer James Horner has died at the age of 61. Horner was resposible for some of the most memorable and most loved film soundtracks of our time having worked on the likes of Willow, Aliens, Field Of Dreams, A Beautiful Mind and his 1997 double-award winning score and title song ‘My Heart Will Go On‘ from Titanic. The Titanic album sold a huge 27 million copies worldwide.

Horner went missing in a light aircraft around 60 miles north of Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon local time. His death was confirmed by his assistant Sylvia Patrycja on his official Facebook page.

The full statement read:

A great tragedy has struck my family today, and I will not be around for a while. I would like »

- Paul Heath

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Titanic Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

22 June 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It has now been confirmed that James Horner, the 2-time Oscar winning composer of Titanic and countless other Hollywood blockbusters, was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday morning in a remote area north of Santa Barbara. He was 61 years old.In a career spanning five decades, Horner had composer credits on over 150 films and TV shows, including some of the most memorable scores in recent memory. Horner worked with some of the industry's most respected directors, including James CameronTerrence MalickRon Howard, Mel Gibson, Walter Hill and many many more. Horner was also responsible for scoring the likes of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, 48Hrs, Commando, Aliens, WillowRed Heat, Field Of Dreams, Glory and The Rocketeer, to name just a few....

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Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dead At Age 61

22 June 2015 9:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Braveheart, Aliens, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Apollo 13, Wolfen, Legends Of The Fall, Krull, Battle Beyond The Stars, A Beautiful Mind, Titanic. The list goes on and on.

The prolific Oscar winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash at the age of 61. (June 22, 2015). Variety confirmed the news Monday evening.

Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015

Listen to samples of his genius. James Horner will be profoundly missed.

From James Horner’s bio (Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency):

Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world’s most celebrated film composers.

He earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for »

- Michelle McCue

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James Horner, ‘Titanic’ Composer, Dies in Plane Crash

22 June 2015 9:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Composer James Horner, who won two Oscars for the music of “Titanic” and scored such other blockbusters as “Avatar,” “Braveheart,” “Apollo 13″ and “A Beautiful Mind,” has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 61.

Horner was one of the most popular film composers of the last 30 years, and his “Titanic” soundtrack – with its hit Celine Dion song, “My Heart Will Go On,” written with Will Jennings – became the biggest-selling movie-score album of all time, selling an estimated 30 million units worldwide.

He scored more than 100 films in all and was often in demand for big popcorn movies. Most recent were “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Karate Kid” remake, but he also scored “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and “Aliens.”

He was born Aug. 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, the son of production designer Harry Horner. He spent his formative years in London, »

- Jon Burlingame

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James Horner Dead In Plane Crash

22 June 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A plane belonging to famed film composer James Horner has crashed in Santa Barbara today, with the pilot killed on impact.

Multiple news outlets are now confirming that the 61-year-old composer was indeed the pilot. The crash started a one-acre brushfire and the cause is being investigated.

Horner is responsible for countless memorable scores such as "Aliens," "Titanic," "Avatar," "Apollo 13," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Sneakers," "Braveheart," "Commando," "Cocoon," Field of Dreams," "A Beautiful Mind," "The Mask of Zorro," "Willow," "The Name of the Rose," "An American Tail," "Glory," "Patriot Games," "48 Hrs," "The Rocketeer," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Deep Impact," "Legends of the Fall," "Troy," "Courage Under Fire," "Ransom," and "Jumanji".

Horner's last films were the upcoming Chilean miner drama "The 33" and the Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama "Southpaw".

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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DVD Review – School For Sex (1969)

22 June 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

School For Sex, 1969.

Directed by Pete Walker.

Starring Derek AylwardRose AlbaBob Andrews, Edgar K. Bruce, Vic Wise, Hugh Latimer, Nosher Powell, Cathy Howard.


A crooked aristocrat opens a finishing school to teach girls how to extort money from rich men.

School For Sex followed For Men Only in director Pete Walker’s output and is a considerable improvement over that short film, mainly because it actually had a plot you could follow and it pushed the nudity a little more. It also pointed the way for the director in laying down some of the themes he would go on to employ in his later exploitation/horror work, most notably in the criminally underrated House of Whipcord in 1974, which saw Walker hit his stride and fully develop his style.

But before that School For Sex sketched out those basic themes of an institution being something else behind closed »

- Gary Collinson

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Why stories should be celebrated

8 May 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The idea that Star Wars (and storytelling more generally) is something to be celebrated would seem, at first glance, to be obvious. However, in a world where the mere mention of George Lucas or the Star Wars prequels or Jar-Jar Binks almost automatically becomes a cheap punchline, as if no-one could possibly be allowed to hold an opposing, positive opinion of them, and where creators like Joss Whedon are harrassed on Twitter (possibly being a contributing factor in his decision to delete his account recently) for daring to write a character in a way certain fans don't approve of, the point obviously needs to be made.

(Whatever the specific arguments may be for or against Black Widow's characterisation in Avengers: Age of Ultron, let's not make things personal, and let's not lose perspective. It is a film with a lot of things going for it, after all.) As Joss Whedon himself sings on Commentary! »

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Lucasfilm: New 'Indiana Jones' Film in the Works

6 May 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Star Wars isn't the only dormant George Lucas cinematic franchise that's being revived thanks to the producer's deal with Disney. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that the company has begun "talking about" making a new Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford's fedora-wearing treasure hunter last appeared in the franchise's 2008 fourth installment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, with the next installment still years away, it's unclear whether or not the 72-year-old Ford will return to crack his trademark whip.

"When it will happen, I'm not quite sure, »

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Disney Confirms New 'Indiana Jones' Plans -- Here's What We Know So Far

6 May 2015 6:09 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Earlier this week we celebrated Star Wars Day, and boy did it bring a lot of goodies related to the next few movies, especially this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what about the other Lucasfilm titles? When is Willow day? When do we celebrate Tucker: The Man and His Dream? When do we get news on the Howard the Duck movie that George Lucas is sure Disney will make at some point? Most important, though... When do we get another Indiana Jones movie? Actually, along...

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Disney Confirms New 'Indiana Jones' Plans - Here's What We Know So Far

5 May 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Yesterday was Star Wars Day, and boy did it bring a lot of goodies related to the next few movies, especially this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what about the other Lucasfilm titles? When is Willow day? When do we celebrate Tucker: The Man and His Dream? When do we get news on the Howard the Duck movie that George Lucas is sure Disney will make at some point. Most important, though... When do we get another Indiana Jones movie? Actually, along with yesterday's Star Wars festivities, we did get an update on the Indiana Jones franchise. In Vanity Fair's June issue, which is where much of the latest The Force Awakens details and images came from, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the chronicles of the adventuring archaeologist will...

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Horror Round-Up: The Evil Within: The Assignment, Basket Case & The Blob (1988) T-Shirts, Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Screening

10 March 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have details on the newly released Dlc for The Evil Within video game, a look at new T-shirts and prints from Cavity Colors, and information regarding a special St. Patrick's Day screening of Leprechaun at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema.

The Evil Within: The Assignment: Press Release - "This first piece of Dlc for The Evil Within is the first in a two-part, story driven experience and will be followed up with The Evil Within: The Consequence later this Spring.

In The Evil Within: The Assignment and The Evil Within: The Consequence, players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within. Along the way she will encounter disturbing new enemies, discover new mysteries, and uncover new horrors. The Assignment and »

- Derek Anderson

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Val Kilmer Undergoes Emergency Surgery for Throat Tumor: Reports

30 January 2015 6:43 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Val Kilmer is said to be recovering after a major health scare. The Tombstone star was rushed to UCLA Medical Center  on Monday night after he started bleeding from his throat and ended up undergoing emergency surgery to treat a tumor, TMZ reported Friday. The Santa Monica Fire Department confirmed to People that a call came in at 11:31 p.m. on Jan. 26 and the patients was transported via Als to UCLA's Santa Monica location. While Als stands for advanced life support, that doesn't necessarily mean Kilmer's situation was that dire; the Als crew is dispatched for other types of situations as well. Kilmer—whose most memorable films include Willow, Top Gun, The Doors, Heat, »

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“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

25 January 2015 9:56 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Quick…name a favorable film where the landscape is run by (or at least partially include) the demographic of little people as part of the instrumental storyline? C’mon…it should not be that difficult, okay? If you want to mention say Darby O’Gill and the Little People then that would fine. How about Bad Santa or Poltergeist for that matter?

In That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People we will take a look at some of the mini megastars that inhabited these movies and contributed their fair share of entertainment value to the on-screen proceedings. The debate as to whether some of these selected films featuring these pint-sized performers are considered positive, exploitative or dismissive are not up for discussion (although one of these considerations could apply in the minds of a few folks). Instead, we want to celebrate the inclusion of »

- Frank Ochieng

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