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The cover photo of Tom Sizemore's autobiography, "By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There," is a perfect introduction for what's to come.
The 51-year-old actor stands looking up at the camera, instantly recognizable because of his work portraying tough-guy characters in such memorable 1990s films as "Saving Private Ryan," "Heat" and "Natural Born Killers."
His face, though, looks worn, and his eyes are those of a man who's been to hell and back.
And that's exactly what his book details – Sizemore's ascent to the height of cinema, working for the Steven Spielbergs and with the Robert De Niros of the world – and his drug-fueled descent that left him imprisoned and out of options.
"I was a guy who'd come from very little and risen to the top," writes Sizemore, »
We think that most of us can agree that moms are the best and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves! Watching a classic flick together is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family.
Thanks to Warner Bros., Sound On Sight is giving away the Best of WB 100 Film Collection valued at $597.92. This includes all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. The set is piled with hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. It also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. »
Director David Lynch turns the true story of a geriatric road trip (on a lawnmower) into a gentle parable – and a classic, if unlikely, American road movie
The Straight Story must be the slowest road movie ever made. And that pace is the point. Somewhere along the way, our world got itself in a damn hurry. And maybe more than any great American road movie – counter-culture trip (Easy Rider), burnt-rubber hellride (Natural Born Killers), wistful wine run (Sideways), feminist freedom trail (Thelma & Louise) – it took an old man on a lawnmower to remind us that life's journey should never be rushed.
The first thing in director David Lynch's strange, tender film is a vast night sky winking with stars; but those stars died long ago. All we see now are fading memories, their light reaching us after a one-way trip along the cosmic interstate.
And so it goes for 73-year-old Alvin Straight. »
Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon star in the upcoming dramatic thriller Mud from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. Already a favorite on the festival circuit, this edgy adventure follows two teenage boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who discover a fugitive from the law named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a small island in the Mississippi. Mud mesmerizes the youngsters with his fantastic yarn about the man he killed in Texas, and the bounty hunters that are now hot on his trail. The two boys soon learn that Mud plans to meet with his former lover, Juniper (Witherspoon), and escape into the sunset. While skeptical, Ellis and Neckbone decide to help the killer meet up with Juniper, only to find themselves trapped in a dangerous and deadly struggle for survival. In the end, its love that saves the day.
In theaters April 26, we've culled together 11 awesome movies that »
Watch out as the enormously entertaining, star studded, blood-drenched, black comedy; Seven Psychopaths, 2013 BAFTA® nominated for Outstanding British Film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 15 April, from Momentum Pictures.
We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
From Oscar® winning Writer and Director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) comes an all star cast featuring Colin Farrell (Total Recall, Hyperlink “http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780536/”In Bruges), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, The Green Mile, Moon), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, No Country for Old Men, Natural Born Killers), Christopher Walken (Wedding Crashers, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction), Tom Waits (Fight Club, The Wire, Twelve Monkeys), Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star, Sucker Punch) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Land of Oblivion, Max Payne).
Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths”. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. »
- Matt Holmes
The C-span clip shows the famous duo discussing the never-ending topic of violence in movies on June 8, 1995. Their remarks came in the wake of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who opposed President Bill Clinton in the 1996 election, lashing out against Quentin Tarantino's "Natural Born Killers" and other movies that depict substantial elements of violence.
"To say that a movie or a song contains something is not to make a meaningful statement about it, except simply to say that is a factual statement, that this is what it contains," Ebert said. "I think you have to look a little further into tone, mood, message, purpose, context and origin in order to understand whether a movie or song has a message »
- The Huffington Post
Where would we be without movie psychos to give us the chills? They have been entertaining us for over 100 years on the silver screen, effusing that dark charisma that makes audiences immediately and irresistibly drawn to megalomaniacs
Horror is the genre where the highest amount of film psychos are situated – Leatherface, Freddy Kruger, Jason etc. but it would be a bit boring if I made this list all about horror movie psychos – it would just be 20 Horror Bad Guys. Big deal.
Psychos lurk everywhere – from dramas to war films. They are both male and female. Some are mentally ill, some are just bad to the bone. What characterises them all is a distaste for humanity, belief they are totally right in their course of action, egocentricity, lack of remorse, impulsivity, superficial charm and recourse to violent or illegal acts. Some guys eh?
I have compiled below a list of 20 screen psychos to shock, »
- Clare Simpson
After the suffocating horror of Kill List, director Ben Wheatley heads for the great outdoors with a jet-black comedy about the barely repressed psychosis of the great British caravan holiday. Pitched somewhere between Mike Leigh's Nuts in May and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, Sightseers (2012, StudioCanal, 15) follows the increasingly violent misadventures of Tina and Chris (brilliantly played by co-writers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram) as they embark on an "erotic odyssey" into a land of tramways, pencil museums, viaducts and murder.
After consigning an obnoxious litter-dropper to the dustbin of local history, our cagoule-clad anti-heroes develop a taste for the hard stuff which no amount of picturesque National Trust landmarks can assuage. One moment they're racing fellow campers for a prime spot in the Dingly Dell (as opposed to outside the toilet block), the »
- Mark Kermode
Directed by David Lynch
Written by David Lynch
David Lynch evokes a surreal world in Wild at Heart, a film brimming over with explicit sex, murder, rape, eccentric kitsch and sleaze. There is some rather horrifyingly violence, beginning with the opening scene where a man is beaten to death, to a moment later in the film where a shotgun to the head sends someone’s brains splattered across the frame. Based on the novel by Barry Gifford, and the winner of the Palme d’Or, Wild at Heart is a perverse and over-the top Southern Gothic thriller best described as a cross between Natural Born Killers and Badlands. Here, the director is working with pulp conventions, tangential metaphors, and interwoven into the cross-country adventure are numerous references to Lynch’s favourite movie, The Wizard of Oz. Appearing is both the Wicked Witch and the Good, along with a crystal ball, »
Interview Simon Brew 25 Mar 2013 - 06:59
Sightseers arrives on disc in the UK today, off the back of well-deserved awards and acclaim. It was quite a journey for its co-star and co-writer, Alice Lowe, to get the film made. And she spared us a bit of time to talk about it all...
It almost seems folly to say congratulations on the film now, given that it's been quite the journey it has. I'm a Midlander first and foremost, so to see a movie open with a map of Halesowen gave me real glee. It did get me thinking that the cinema of the West Midlands has been sadly lacking on the big screen. The best I could do was Michael Elphick in I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle. »
A new way to watch movies has debuted online, from AMC Networks. That would be Yeah!, which forces enthusiasm and engenders a love of movies, and is essentially “DVD extras online,” with so much more.
Watch Kevin Smith’s Yeah! tutorial:
AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah! www.Yeahtv .com, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, offering fans a choice of unique extras to engage with such as:
Intimate, never-before-seen, exclusive interviews with filmmakers and stars – with just a click the movie pauses and the interview plays Little-known facts about characters and scenes minute-by-minute »
- Andy Greene
"He wanted to die with me and I dreamed of being lost forever in his arms." -- Sissy Spacek in “Badlands.” When you think of lovers and killers on the lam, you think of roadtrip movies like “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Bonnie & Clyde” or "The Getaway." But when philosopher, journalist renaissance man turned filmmaker Terrence Malick tackled the genre for his debut picture, he created a picture more interested in innocence (and its loss) and love, than the crimes and acts of violence occurring within the story based on Charles Starkweather’s late ‘50s killing spree. A lyrical and impressionistic take on a troubled young killer and the girl that falls for him -- perhaps all the more chilling for it’s beautiful imagery and sublime/naive view of life that some of us still argue is his finest work to date -- “Badlands” would launch the career of »
- Rodrigo Perez
Being a special features junkie, I love finding out new things about films that I love. Judging from the sound of this press release regarding the new online streaming service Yeah!, a lot of folks feel the same. Check it out!
“AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah! , the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, offering fans a choice of unique extras to engage with.”
Yeah! features iconic genre films — including sci-fi, horror and action-adventure. By renting films on Yeah! you’ll:
AMC Networks announced the launch of their new streaming movie service Yeah (YeahTV.com), which is unlike any other streaming service on the market. Fans can not only stream hundreds of classic films, but they can also get access to never-before-seen exclusive content that can be accessed while the movie is playing. A trailer has been released for the service, along with a video featuring director Kevin Smith explaining how it works. Check out the videos, then read the press release for all the official details.
AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah! Yeahtv.com, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, »
Remember just a couple of stories back when I mentioned that media is changing in some new and exciting ways? Well, get ready to read up on the most prime example of that ever. Check out all the details on Yeah! TV right here!
From the Press Release
AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah!, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, offering fans a choice of unique extras to engage with such as:
• Intimate, never-before-seen, exclusive interviews with filmmakers and stars – with just a click the movie pauses and the interview plays
• Little-known facts about characters and »
- Uncle Creepy
In the crime drama, "Dead Man Down," Noomi Rapace re-teams with the director of the original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" series, Niels Arden Oplev. She's still out for revenge, but this time she plays a character who's been badly scarred in a car accident and labeled a "monster" by her neighbors. When she meets a similarly haunted man who lives across from her (Colin Farrell), she sees a way to get the vengeance she's been unable to on her own. Rapace spoke with Moviefone about having fun on the set of such a dark movie and how the film's romance reminded her of " True Romance" and "Natural Born Killers." How was it different working with Niels Arden Oplev this time around? We have a really good relationship and the amazing thing to work with someone again is that you can skip all the politeness. [Laughs] You can go straight to what's important. »
- Sharon Knolle
Early last month, in one of the more economically-depressed cities in my home state, a 19-year-old man confronted a teenager about a $20 debt supposedly owed by the younger teen’s father. The 19-year-old forced the teen to strip naked and then whipped him with a belt. We know this because one of the 19-year-old’s accomplices recorded the assault on a two-and-a-half minute video which ultimately wound up on YouTube where it garnered over 40,000 views.
How the video wound up on YouTube, no one knows, but according to The Star-Ledger, “dozens of Twitter users placed the blame on a young Newark hip-hop artist who posted the video on his personal page…”
According to the artist, who would only identify himself in the story by his stage name of Riq Bubz, “We had nothing to do with the video, had no intentions of making it say like we were promoting bullying. »
- Bill Mesce
Feature Simon Brew 5 Mar 2013 - 06:44
Movie and videogame violence is a common scapegoat for real-world crime. But what about the role parents play in all this, Simon wonders...
Just before we get going, it's worth making something straight from the start. This is a piece that deliberately isn't being written or timed in response to some of the horrendous tragedies that have taken place over the past year or two, for which games and movies have got the blame. This isn't a knee-jerk reactive article. It's deliberately running in slightly calmer times, as that seems to be the right point to have some kind of rounded debate about the issues I want to talk about.
Basically, I want to chat about the proverbial elephant in the room.
I've just finished reading David Kushner's book Jacked, about the life and times of the Grand Theft Auto series, and the controversies that have surrounded the games. »
After cutting his teeth with smaller roles in movies such as Lock Up and Born on the 4th of July in the late 1980s, Tom Sizemore broke onto the scene in full force in the 1990s with a slew of well-received roles in films such as Passenger 57, Wyatt Earp, Heat, Natural Born Killers, and Saving Private Ryan, to name just a few. He hasn't stopped working ever since with more than 20 films either in the can or in post production waiting for release.
I recently had the honor of speaking with this talented actor about his new film Company of Heroes, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD February 26th. He portrays Dean Ranson in this World War II drama, based on the popular video game of the same name, that mixes »
Veteran B-Movie action star Tom Sizemore (The Relic, Heat, Natural Born Killers) is allegedly in talks to play the main villain in The Expendables 3. Here’s what the actor had to say to Movie Web: “I might be going back there for The Expendables 3. I’m up for the lead villain. They shot either the [...]
Read Tom Sizemore in talks to play The Expendables 3 villain? on Filmonic. »
- Andrew Flynn
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