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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Making-Of Documentary: How the ‘Replacement Players’ Made an Enduring Classic

21 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Silence of the Lambs” belongs to an exclusive club: Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller is one of only three films to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For today’s look back into the Indiewire Vault, avail yourself of “Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs.”

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The making-of documentary, which premiered on Biography Channel in 2010, tells “the story of a how a group of replacement players came together to turn the horror genre on its ear by transforming a mass-market thriller into a film classic for the ages.” That “replacement players” designation comes from the fact that none of the key players were originally intended »

- Michael Nordine

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HBO’s Westworld gets a new batch of images

20 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its premiere set for October, HBO has released a batch of promotional images from its hotly-anticipated sci-fi series Westworld; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Westworld here


The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day, »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Lost Boys Is Heading To T.V.

19 August 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The last few years has been many classic movies make the jump to the small screen, including Psycho (Bates Motel), Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal), and From Dusk till Dawn, and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any, with The Lost Boys announced as the latest to be getting the t.v. show treatment. According to Deadline, the CW, home to smash hit shows like The Flash and Arrow, has tapped Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas to develop the series, and he has some ambitious plans for the hard partying vampires. The first season is said to take place in San Francisco in 1967, with each subsequent season been set in a different time period, leading to the seventh and final season theoretically been set in a contemporary 2020’s setting. These plans coincide with The CW preparing to begin the final season of their hit vampire series The Vampire Diaries, »

- (Tom White)

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Hearty Helpings of Horror: Christopher Lombardo Digs into the Food Featured in Scary Films

19 August 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Epicureanism has come to be associated with mindless indulgence in food and sex, even if those ancient Athenians called for more restraint than you’d typically see in your average horror movie.

Countless horror films, of course, have echoed cultural anxieties surrounding sex, but that other physiological need, food, is also a common ingredient. Poor impulse control is at the heart of every slasher film—usually the perp acting on his, but also the risk-taking behaviors of his victims. And it’s not much of a stretch to consider that there’s a genetic component to this, whether manifested in psychopathy or an inability to keep the fridge door shut.

According to a Bloomberg report, 2015 was the first year Americans spent more on dining out than on groceries, as at-home food prep shows proliferate and the real-life horror that is the obesity epidemic shaves years off our lives. Luckily, amidst »

- Christopher Lombardo

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New Photos from HBO’s Westworld Series

19 August 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

More characters from the sprawling story of HBO’s Westworld series are featured in new photos from the series ahead of its October 2nd premiere.

Press Release: The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Money Monster’ Exclusive Featurette: George Clooney, Jack O’Connell Praise Director Jodie Foster

17 August 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The thriller “Money Monster” follows financial TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) who advises his audience on commerce and Wall Street with the help of longtime director Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts). One day on air, laborer Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) takes him hostage and straps explosives to his chest demanding answers about an investment gone wrong. Soon, the entire team scrambles to discover what happened with the company in question and they find a pattern of corruption that goes all the way to the top. In honor of its digital release, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film below, with George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, and screenwriter Jamie Linden praising the work of director Jodie Foster.

Read More: Review: Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ Wants to Be ‘Network’ for the Occupy Wall Street Age

Jodie Foster has previously directed three feature films: “Little Man Tate,” about a mother »

- Vikram Murthi

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Not All Sequels Suck

12 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Helen Murdoch with ten sequels that are actually decent…

2016 has been hit and miss for sequels and reboots. So far we’ve had the dull Independence Day: Resurgence, the reboot of Ghostbusters, as well as the forgettable Now You See Me 2 and Bad Neighbours 2. Sitting through the latest Alice in Wonderland film was physically painful and a complete misfire. Whilst it seems that we’re dying for more original material, I thought it was worth reminding everyone that not all sequels are bad. In face some can argue that some sequels are better than the originals.

For the sake of this list and to keep it to a top 10, I’ve excluded the superhero genre so no Marvel or DC love here. I’ve also taken out planned adaptations i.e. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Jason Bourne.

Comment at the bottom of this article with your favourite sequels. »

- Helen Murdoch

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‘Scarface’: Brian De Palma’s Grand Cultural Touchstone

11 August 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Growing up, certain movies exist as ideas long before you ever see them. You hear older brothers or parents whisper about this scene or that performance or that character, and, before you know it, the movie has become a part of you. Very few films achieve this status, becoming a specter in your life while still essentially unknown. It takes a skilled creator to make such a work, to craft a story or character that becomes a shorthand for an idea, to compose scenes that can be suitably evoked with a single word. The Silence of the Lambs is one such film, with the name Hannibal Lecter and the concept of fava beans or lotion in a basket becoming shadowy terrors long before you grasp their full meaning.

Growing up, one of the most fearsome phantom movies I ever allowed myself to create was Scarface. Because of the way that it had infiltrated the culture, »

- Brian Roan

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Producer Marc Platt Sets First-Look Pact with 20th Century Fox TV

8 August 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Grease: Live” producer Marc Platt has set a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

The deal calls for the veteran film and stage producer to develop live-action events and scripted projects for the studio. Platt is coming off the success of “Grease: Live,” the live musical that aired on Fox in January.

Marc Platt is a powerhouse producer with an unparalleled track record of identifying and overseeing spectacular artists and marrying them with incredibly commercial ideas and properties,” said Fox Television Group chairmen-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “ ‘Grease: Live’ brought together some of the most inspired people from the worlds of theater, live events and television production, and Marc was quite literally the guiding hand of the show.”

Platt’s long list of credits includes the Broadway smash “Wicked” — which is being adapted as a film at long last for 2019 release — and “Bridge of Spies,” an Oscar nominee this year. His »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Hot Rod to appear in Transformers: The Last Knight

4 August 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production continues on Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount Pictures has confirmed another new face to the franchise and its a name longtime Transformers fans will well recognize. Hot Rod, the rambunctious and rebellious young Autobot, has been revealed as a member of the cast in what seems to be a repainted deco of Bumblebee.

Hot Rod was first introduced in the animated Transformers: The Movie in 1986 and voiced by The Breakfast Club‘s Judd Nelson. He’s high spirited, but too quick to action as proven when his meddling allowed Megatron to deliver a fatal blow to Optimus Prime. By the end of the movie, however, Hot Rod was revealed to be The Chosen One, destined to destroy Unicron and took up the mantle of Rodimus Prime. Despite wearing the Prime moniker, fans never really took to Hot Rod or Rodimus as the G1 series continued, mostly due to »

- Ricky Church

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Suicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We Love

3 August 2016 7:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Suicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveSuicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveScott Goodyer8/3/2016 9:42:00 Am

We here at Cineplex are very excited that Suicide Squad, the most buzzed about film of the summer is almost upon us!

Distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by David Ayer (Training Day), this is the third installment of the DC extended universe.

This action-packed blockbuster is about a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned super villains to take on extremely dangerous missions in order to save the world, in return for clemency.

The massive and impressive cast includes: Will Smith (as Deadshot), Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Adeale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Boomerang) and Viola Davis as Secret Agent Amanda Willer, who brings this motely crew together.

With so many fun villains in this movie, we decided to make our own fun list of movie villains we love! »

- Scott Goodyer

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Benedict Cumberbatch on new Sherlock season: "Without a doubt" the darkest

3 August 2016 5:54 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

The key to any good story is its villain. Batman would be a horrible comic series if his main villain was a sexually confused, middle-aged man obsessed with My Little Pony who only drinks old cans of Pitch Black Mountain Dew. It’s impossible for your story to be 100 percent bad as long as you have a great villain. Star Wars, Silence Of The Lambs, Dark Knight, even Django Unchained are all that much... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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HBO Announces October 2nd Premiere Date for Westworld Series, New Images Revealed

30 July 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The park opens this fall… HBO officially announced a Sunday, October 2nd premiere date for Westworld, a new artificial intelligence series based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name.

In addition to revealing the series’ debut date, HBO also unveiled six new images from Westworld, teasing an impressive cast that includes Anthony HopkinsEd HarrisEvan Rachel WoodJames MarsdenThandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright.

For more information, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a look at the new images and the previously released teaser trailer:

Press Release (via SpoilerTV): The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, »

- Derek Anderson

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10-Minute Video Essay Looks Into The Eyes Of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’

29 July 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re all voyeurs as film watchers – observing from theaters, mobile devices, or our own bedrooms – wherever we are, we represent an essential aspect of film as the viewer. Though we’re oftentimes on the outside, it’s up to the directors and cinematographers to loop us in through the camerawork, set, and emotion from the actors. […]

The post 10-Minute Video Essay Looks Into The Eyes Of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Samantha Vacca

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Cast This: Clarice Starling

29 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Clarice Starling is a fictional character that appears in the novels The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. She probably best known from the film adaptation of The Silence Of The Lambs, where she was played by Jodie Foster (who received an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance), while in the film adaptation of Hannibal, she was played by Julianne Moore.... Read More »

- Graham McMorrow

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Toronto Film Festival to Open With Denzel Washington’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’

26 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival sounded the opening bell of Oscar season on Tuesday, unveiling a list of high profile films that will use the annual gathering to launch their awards campaigns. Major releases that will be looking to make a splash and score with critics include Denis Villeneuve’s alien invasion thriller “Arrival,” Peter Berg’s disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “Lbj.”

The film festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the John Sturges classic that was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” It stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as gunslingers who are enlisted to protect a small town, while marking director Antoine Fuqua’s third time at the festival. He previously screened “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” at Toronto. Sony and MGM will release the film stateside on Sept. »

- Brent Lang

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Karl Urban Teases His Skurge Look in Thor: Ragnarok

25 July 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2016 certainly isn't anything like the old days of Marvel Studios. When they first started shooting Iron Man way back in 2007, they notoriously banned certain bloggers from sharing a single image from the set. Now, as Thor 3 continues production, it seems like we're getting some kind of update, photo or piece of viral footage everyday. We've seen leading man Chris Hemsworth joking around on set with director Taika Waititi. We've seen Mark Ruffalo showing off his larger-than-normal Hulk fists as he spends his time toiling away in motion capture Hell. And now today, we get a first look at star Karl Urban as he teases his new villainous Skurge look in Thor: Ragnarok.

The actor is heading to Queensland, Australia to shoot the movie. He shared the photo of his recently shaved head on Twitter. While he doesn't really provide any kind of update about what he'll be shooting first, »

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Thor 3 Gets a New Ragnarok Logo

23 July 2016 7:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the official Comic-Con schedule was released a few weeks ago, there weren't many details about Marvel Studios' Hall H panel on Saturday. We already knew that Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would be part of the festivities, thanks to social media updates from directors James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, but nothing else about the panel was known. Part of the festivities included the reveal of a new logo for Thor: Ragnarok, along with a unique skit put together by director Takika Waititi and a sizzle reel.

The logo debuted on Twitter, but we're not sure if this unique skit and will make its way online quite yet. The video is presented as a mini documentary that shows how stressed out Thor has become, and he has moved to New Zealand to become roommates with a guy named Darryl. There are scenes where Thor is talking with Bruce Banner, »

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Why does Joseph Gordon-Levitt sound like Buffalo Bill in the Snowden Trailer?

22 July 2016 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. This Snowden trailer was exclusively released at San Diego Comic-Con on the shaky assumption that comic book fans are chomping at the bit to see political thrillers based on true events. I'm sure there's some overlap. Just like there's some overlap between people who like Sour Patch Kids and short form documentaries. It's there if you're looking for it, I guess.  The trailer starts with what looks like a shot-for-shot remake of the Edward Snowden documentary, Citizenfour, as the actors appear to be in the exact same stodgy, monochromatic Hong Kong hotel room. But then Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks, and maybe he sounds a little like Snowden, but I don't remember Snowden sounding like Buffalo Bill, the "woman suit" wearing, serial killer in Silence of the Lambs. It's an interesting choice from the talented actor, »

- Jon Davis

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Jacob Tremblay’s Nightmares Materialize in Trailer For Mike Flanagan’s ‘Before I Wake’

21 July 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a handful of horror successes, and before he acts as a franchise life preserver, director Mike Flanagan is putting out another indie horror picture with Before I Wake, a nightmare-scape horror film that has just received a new trailer.

When a couple (Kate Bosworth & Thomas Jane) adopt a boy (Jacob Tremblay) after losing their biological child, they didn’t bargain for his uncontrollable ability to manifest his dreams into reality. These manifestations include what looks to be a very large, very strong, very pale man-creature. Can they wake their new son up (I’d try a pail of water) or will his haunted, unconscious mind lead the grieving family down a path of forced remembrance and horror?

Flanagan has proven himself in the R-rated horror department, but it will be interesting to see how he can scale back certain aspects of his style and content to fit under the PG-13 bar. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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