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The news of Van Halen hitting the road again in 2012 got me thinking about the other comebacks I’m eagerly awaiting. Next year, I’ll happily welcome the return of:
• Taylor Kitsch’s long hair: Just because it had to be short to shoot »
- Mandi Bierly
What? David Wooderson from "Dazed and Confused" is getting married?
We're in for a much mellower universe now that Matthew McConaughey is settling down, as the "Lincoln Lawyer" star recently proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Brazilian model Camila Alves, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McConaughey proposed to Alves on Christmas Day and posted the news to Twitter with a link to a photo of the couple kissing in front of a Christmas tree. "Just asked Camila to marry me," McConaughey wrote. "Merry Christmas."
That's just about the most adorable (and romantic) thing we've heard about all year. Well done, sir!
Matthew McConaughey had always been a bit coy and elusive when it came to the subject of marriage, but he's definitely been giving signs that he's totally committed to his relationship with Alves over the past few years. The couple first started dating in 2006 and have two children together: Levi, »
- Bryan Enk
Chicago – Few films from the ’50s have held up quite as remarkably as “12 Angry Men.” It’s a human drama that’s constantly being remade, re-told, and even re-imagined into other stories. What is it about this one-room story that has such timeless power? Why has it survived generations, working as much today as it did 54 years ago? Does anyone think it won’t have the same power 54 years from now?
Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0
The story of “12 Angry Men” was originally told on television as a part of a dramatic movie series in 1955 and, in typically awesome Criterion fashion, the entire TV movie is included here. As detailed in the excellent production history featurettes on the Criterion version, this instant classic wasn’t expected to have much an impact. They hired a rookie director in Sidney Lumet and essentially lucked into one of the best debuts of all time. So many »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Actor/Director Joe Lynch. As a fellow fan of B-Movies, it was hard to stray from topics surrounding his great segment in Chillerama, the living B-Movie legend Roger Corman, and how The Blob remake basically changed and shaped his life.
While he’s currently steeped in the B-movie world with Wrong Turn 2 and Chillerama, it’ll be exciting to see how his future projects fare. Knights Of Badassdom was a Comic-Con hit and will be released in 2012, and he’ll be starring in the Fear Net television show Holliston. The most exciting and intriguing tidbit of them all though was his teaser about his upcoming project, Everly. While sounding completely different than his current body of work, somehow it sounds like it makes total sense as a career move.
Read the full interview below:
For Chillerama, your short had a »
- Kristal Bailey
Actor Cole Hauser has signed with Wme. Hauser recently starred in Jerry Bruckheimer’s short-lived NBC police procedural Chase. The actor got his start in film with a turn in School Ties (1992) and Dazed and Confused (1993). He is known for his role as Billy McBride in Good Will Hunting (1997) and as criminal Carter Verone in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). Hauser's other film credits include Tears of the Sun, Pitch Black and The Break-Up. His other television credits include Damages, K-Ville and ER. Email: Daniel.Miller@THR.com Twitter: @DanielNMiller
- Daniel Miller
DVD Playhouse—November 2011
By Allen Gardner
Tree Of Life (20th Century Fox) Terrence Malick’s latest effort is both the best film of 2011 and the finest work of his (arguably) mixed, but often masterly canon. A series of vignettes, mostly set in 1950s Texas, capture the memory of a man (Sean Penn) in present-day New York who looks back on his life, and his parents’ (Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain) troubled marriage, when word of his younger brother’s suicide reaches him. Almost indescribable beyond that, except to say no other film in history so perfectly evokes the magic and mystery of the human memory, which both crystalizes (and sometimes idealizes) the past. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, this is a challenging, polarizing work that you must let wash over you. If you go along for the ride, you’re in for a unique, rewarding cinematic experience. Also available on Blu-ray disc. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
0:00 - Intro 3:00 - Headlines: Ricky Gervais to Host the Golden Globes, David Yates to Direct Doctor Who Movie, Rampage Video Game to Become a Movie, Oscar Documentary Shortlist 28:15 - Review: Bellflower 1:04:45 - Trailer Trash: Snow White and the Huntsman, Mirror Mirror, The Hunger Games 44:15 - Other Stuff We Watched: Blow Out, Dazed and Confused, EdTV, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Louis, Martin & Michael, Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, Fanny and Alexander 1:42:50 - Junk Mail: Moneyball and Inaccuracies in Movies Based on True Stories, Movies You Missed But Will Never Catch Up On, Organizing a Book Collection, Primer and Movies You Just Didn't Get + Batman as a Detective 2:16:25 - This Week's DVD Releases 2:18:30 - Outro » Download the MP3 (65 Mb) » View the show notes » Vote for us on Podcast Alley! »
Greetings lovers of the sinister! Wed like to welcome you to tune in to the inaugural episode of The Ball and Chain Show, a horror driven podcast that features honest opinions, thorough coverage of all things macabre, and of course, weekly celebrity guests. Launched in association with HorrorBid.com, The Ball and Chain Show will be hosted by Matt Mr. Dazed and Confused Molgaard and his partner in crime and longtime spouse, Griselda The Mistr… »
Ranked: Richard Linklater Films from Worst to Best Reassessing the director of Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, and more. By Austin Duerst Richard Linklater was a pivotal director of the '90s indie-film movement. His first feature, Slacker, broke new ground in terms of narrative form and dialogue in cinema, and has been a key influence on many of today's indie directors. Since then, Linklater has expanded his range while staying true to himself, created many engaging and thought-provoking pictures, whether working on a small scale or with a larger budget. With Bernie hitting theaters on November 23rd, we've ranked all his films from worst to best. 13. subUrbia (1996) With his first three films, Linklater earned a reputation as cinema's savviest chronicler of Generation X. A lot of that reputation was due to the intelligence of his characters, who, despite their aimlessness, often had interesting things to [...] »
- Austin Duerst
What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that would like you to know that you should not be afraid, for there is far more news in tonight’s edition than the title above might suggest. The title is just a tease to whet your appetite for destruction. Today marked the first official day of shooting on Skyfall, the new James Bond film. The photo above was tweeted out by @007, the official James Bond twitter account, revealing the board for the first shot. In related news: Roger Deakins is shooting this movie? Awesome. Steven Spielberg is moving forward in the production of Stephen King’s Under the Dome for Showtime. That we already knew. But today the entire project just got so much juicier. Brian K. Vaughn has been hired to adapt Under the Dome for television. The man who has delivered great comics (“Y: The Last Man”) and contributed significantly to »
- Neil Miller
Local production company Rocket Crab Films (director Chris Todd pictured above) are throwing a special benefit screening of classic Austin movie Dazed and Confused on Wednesday, November 9 at 10 pm at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Rocket Crab is raising funds to shoot a short film that they hope will ultimately lead to a full-length feature based on the short.
Here's a synopsis of the short film Three Day Journey, a Western, from writer Patrick Palmer:
"Judah is dying. Stricken with tuberculosis, he has little time left on this earth. Judah has tasked Luther, his only real friend, with ending his life early sparing him the pain of his debilitating illness.
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- J.C. De Leon
Kate Moss rocked a pair of circular sunglasses yesterday when she stopped to check in on the progress of construction at her new London home. She left her sunnies at home last night, though, when she put on an Lbd, threw her arm around pal Nick Grimshaw, and attended a bash celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dazed and Confused. Kate stopped at Somerset House to wish the magazine's founder Jefferson Hack, who's also her daughter Lila's father, congratulations. Jefferson has been chatting up the milestone as well as his new book Making It Up As We Go Along, and in an interview shared about first meeting Kate in 1999. Jefferson first saw Kate at a photo shoot, and he said, "I was taken aback by how chatty and uninhibited she was - that unguarded thing was really captivating." Kate, her DJ host pal Nick Grimshaw, and Bff Sadie Frost then moved »
- Allie Merriam
Chicago – Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is not just a fun comedy, not just a clever slice of nostalgia, and not just a stoner movie. It is, without question, one of the best films of the ’90s. It passes through nostalgia to something more like a time machine, in a way not that dissimilar to George Lucas’ “American Graffiti.” A deeply personal project from one of our best modern writer/directors, “Dazed and Confused,” recently released on Criterion Blu-ray and re-released on Criterion DVD, gets better with each passing year. And this stellar edition, one of their most lauded on standard DVD, is the only way to really experience the film. There have been Universal-released editions of the film with half (or less) of the special features, dull transfers, and even annoying packaging. Spring for the Criterion version.
Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0
Linklater says on the great commentary track that his »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to Tower Heist, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and The Son of No One.
Christmas comes early when your favorite stoners return to theaters to do box office battle with Brett Ratner’s latest wanna-be blockbuster and an indie thriller with as much angst and star power.
Craving some crazy action-comedy?
Delhi Belly (2011) This blisteringly funny feature is like Guy Ritchie by way of Bollywood. But don’t fret those-who-fear-subtitles. Most of this flick is in English. Tashi, Nitin and Arup are three roommates who haven’t quite figured out adulthood. They »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
It’s a funny thing about punk rock—a band can remain essentially blue-collar as its reputation steadily increases over a period of decades. It’s something unprecedented in other musical genres; no matter how much the musicians hone their craft, they will always play to fans with a minimal amount of money to spend on their fandom. As Matthew McConaughey’s character in Dazed and Confused would say of a band like Pennywise: They just keep getting older, but their fans stay the same age. »
Texas is known for some great film festivals. apart from SXSW and Fantastic Fest, both held in Austin – Houston also hosts some wonderful events. Among them is the Cinema Arts Festival. This year’s line-up is extremely strong, with titles that include Pina, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, The Artist and the World Premiere of Art Car: The Movie. Sadly we do not have any contributors over in Houston, but I did feel the need to quickly promote the festival. Here is the press release.
Houston – Now in its third year, Cinema Arts Festival Houston, which runs from November 9 to 13, 2011 will bring an ambitious program of films by and about artists to the vibrant Texas city known internationally for its dynamic art scene. From painting and dance to classical music and multimedia work, this edition will also include appearances by directors, actors, musicians, and special tributes to Ethan Hawke and documentary master Patricio Guzman. »
There is a chain of buzzwords—collector's edition, anniversary set, director's cut, unrated cut, extended version, digitally remastered, Digibook, etc.—that studios slap on DVD and Blu-ray cases to tempt you to buy the same movies over and over again. Some are worth the upgrade—especially if it is a first-time purchase of a movie you like—but many of those double dips are just the studio returning to the well one too many times. Read on and decide if you want to Skip or Double Dip this month. Dazed and Confused Director Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused has become a certified stoner classic since its release in 1993. The coming-of-age comedy about a group of teenagers during their last day of school in 1976 features a lot of then...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Director: Marc Evans
Writer: Laurence Coriat
If Marc Evans’ Hunky Dory is anything to go by, the long hot summer of 1976 was a lot more exciting in South Wales than in North London. My memories are mainly of drought warnings, parched lawns and Bjorn Borg winning Wimbledon. But this movie about a school production of The Tempest throws in everything from lazy afternoons at the lido, to skinheads and a spot of arson. In between there’s an awful lot of Minnie Driver. Hunky Dory has its heart in the right place, but does outstay its welcome by a good 20 minutes.
Driver plays Viv May, the inspirational and aspirational drama teacher at a Swansea secondary school. A former actress, her ambitions have now turned to staging a musical that blends Bowie and the Bard. With her Pre-Raphaelite locks, diaphanous frocks and progressive attitudes, Viv makes enemies in the staff room. »
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
The Plot: American journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the ex-patriots who live there.
The Buzz: Where to begin? Have you seen the trailer? There’s a lot to digest in there.
In all honesty, I’d be a lot more excited than I am, (presently my excito-meter is at about a 6/10) if I’d never caught wind of the many negative rumblings about this film (I have a close »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
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Jurassic Park Trilogy Although I probably wouldn't personally buy it, the Jurassic Park Trilogy is undoubtedly today's big item and I will say Universal has put together a great package for those of you that really want it. The films look amazing, but most of all the sound is out of this world. Additionally there's a really good 2+ hour making of feature that spans all three discs with a lot of attention paid to the effects and advancement in visual effects Jurassic Park is responsible for. It serves as a great reminder how much of an effect this film had on the making of movies. Strangely you could credit (or blame) this film for the abundance of CGI in films nowadays.
Attack the Block If I were to recommend a new release in today's bunch I would point here. »
- Brad Brevet
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