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Online gallery to showcase works by Bill Gold and others for movies including Pulp Fiction and The Exorcist
A gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist is revealed for the first time today: the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters for some of the most famous films of recent decades, including Batman, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and Cool Hand Luke.
The last three were the work of the remarkable Bill Gold, who over a 70-year career created the images that sold more than 1,000 movies.
As a 21-year-old in the art department of Warner Bros, he was asked to come up with a poster for a vehicle for one of its stars, Humphrey Bogart. His poster for Casablanca became as classic as the film itself: black and white, the other characters in a misty background, Ingrid Bergman looking yearningly towards Bogey, and Bogey in the foreground, »
- Maev Kennedy
This ultraviolent attack on Chinese consumerism is a stunning slap in the face from previously-sedate director Jia Zhang-ke
Cannes is a place for shocks, jolts and surprises. This change of artistic direction from Chinese film-maker Jia Zhang-ke offers plenty. He has been known until this moment for an intensely considered, quiet documentary realism — particularly in the 2006 movie Still Life, about communities preparing to be drowned in the service of China's Three Gorges hydro-electric Dam. So this brash, daring and often ultraviolent movie is atypical to say the least, avowedly inspired by the wuxia martial arts films of King Hu, but it has clear debts to Tarantino's riffs on this same genre, and to Sergio Leone. The idea of Jia Zhang-ke making his own Pulp Fiction or A Fistful of Dollars (or rather yen) might before now have seemed fanciful. But that is what he has done — or almost. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Academy Award nominated actor Samuel L Jackson (Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction) has joined Rko Pictures’ Barely Lethal, starring Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Ender’S Game, True Grit). Highland Film Group (Hfg) is handling international sales in Cannes. Kyle Newman (Fanboys) will direct the comedy action script by John D’Arco. Principal photography will begin Fall 2013. Barely Lethal is being produced by Rko Pictures with Hopscotch Pictures and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment.
Barely Lethal is a playful, high-velocity action-comedy in which a 16-year old international assassin (Steinfeld) yearning for “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her former-employer (Jackson) comes calling, it becomes more extracurriculars than any teenager can handle.
- Michelle McCue
Here's an entertaining movie supercut that features several movie scenes of characters screaming "Nooooooooooooo!" I've also included a list of all the movies used below the video. There are so many. Enjoy!
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (again)
Star Wars IV
Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring
Star Wars III
Austin Powers (again)
Ace Venture 2
- Joey Paur
Samuel L. Jackson will bring his trademark strut and baritone to "Barely Lethal," Rko Pictures announced from the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The "Pulp Fiction" actor will co-star opposite Hailee Steinfeld, who nabbed an Oscar nomination for her work in the Coen Brothers' "True Grit." The action-comedy follows a 16-year-old assassin (Steinfeld) who fakes her own death, so she can have a normal high-school experience. But it's a fate worse than detention when her former-employer (Jackson) comes looking for her. Kyle Newman ("Fanboys") will direct the film, which will begin shooting »
- Brent Lang
As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway today, IMDb has released its list of the 10 most popular films to have been screened in competition for the Palme d'Or, based on user votes. Unsurprisingly, Quentin Tarantino makes a good showing on the list, dominating in the top three spots with 1994's "Pulp Fiction" 2009's "Inglourious Basterds" and 2005's "Sin City" (for which he's credited as "special guest director" following Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez). Since this is a popularity vote, "Shrek" lands a spot above "Taxi Driver."Top 10 Most Popular Cannes Films1. Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 1994)2. Inglourious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 2009)3. Sin City (dirs. Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino 2005)4. No Country for Old Men (dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)5. Shrek (2001, dir. Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson)6. Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1976)7. El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) (dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2006)8. Apocalypse Now (dir. »
- Beth Hanna
The Liability, 2012.
Directed by Craig Viveiros.
When a nineteen-year-old crashes the car of his gangster stepdad, he is forced to drive a hitman to his next job as payback.
Gangsters in real life are, inherently and on the whole, a seemingly unlikeable bunch that you wouldn’t want to meet. But on the other hand, everyone has their good and bad points. Whether it is, for example, because they’re doing bad things for a heroic end, or maybe they’ve been forced into a position with no exit. Trying to find the good in someone, or something, is what I found myself doing with The Liability.
Adam (O’Connell) smashes a car up while checking his phone, gleefully takes a photo of it and walks off without injury or lesson learnt. So we have unlikeable character number one. »
- Flickering Myth
The Cannes film festival is the single most prestigious film festival in the world. Known for fostering and cultivating cinematic auteurs from every region of the globe, it is a festival that commonly rewards films with high aspirations towards what the art of cinema could and should be. The festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, has been bestowed on such lofty films as Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard, Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup, Lars Van Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, and Cristian Mungui’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days.
It may come as no surprise then, given Cannes’ inclination towards high-brow world cinema, that the Oscars and the Croisette don’t often cross paths in terms of which films they consider deserving of awards. In fact, only once has the Academy’s selection for Best Picture coincided with the Palme d’Or winner, »
- Christopher Lominac
How about a mouth-watering, bloodthirsty burger to get you through the week? Well, now you can from Honest Burgers, a staple of the London burger scene. They’ve collaborated with HBO to create the Louisiana burger, which celebrates the launch of True Blood Season 5 on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 20th May. The Louisiana burger will be available for one month only from 20th May in their Brixton and Soho restuarants, that’s plenty of time to pick one up and check out the glory of what you’ll be getting:
It’s a Cajun Blackened Patty (with Aged Ginger Pig beef served pink and juicy), Bloody Mary Ketchup, Fried Onions, Beef Tomato and Blood Leaf, and you can wash it all down with a fiery True Bloody Mary. Tom Barton, Co-Founder of Honest Burgers had this to say:
“This month’s special has given us the chance to explore »
- Dan Bullock
It seems cameraman-cum-director Craig Viveiros fancies himself as a bit of a ‘British Tarantino’ with his second feature, The Liability. He even employs the services of one of Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs’ actors, Tim Roth, to evoke that clever magic. Indeed, at the heart of this road movie is a more superior, darkly comedic thriller itching to unfold. Thankfully, due to the central and intriguing father/son relationship between ageing hit man Roy (Roth) and his haphazard apprentice Adam (Jack O’Connell), this commendable attempt at deadly humour does not fall short, even though there are other, more daring possibilities Viveiros could have explored to make his film feel less déjà vu in plot.
After trashing his step-father Peter’s car, 19-year-old Adam is forced to pay off the damage by the sinister, violent gangster (Peter Mullan) by driving a mysterious associate of his called Roy across country in an ageing Ford Granada. »
- Lisa Giles-Keddie
Twenty years ago, when I first started reading credits of movies I loved to see who'd written the screenplay, one name leapt out at me: Eric Red. In the space of three years in the late 1980s he wrote the terrifying Rutger Hauer road movie The Hitcher and two brilliant genre movies for a young director called Kathryn Bigelow: the trailer-trash vampire movie Near Dark, and Blue Steel, a feminist cop movie with Jamie Lee Curtis as a rookie up against an amorous serial killer. The first two of those have gone on to become bona fide cult classics. But Red remains little known – as does the film of his I really loved, one he wrote and directed in 1988, Cohen and Tate. »
To celebrate the release of Django Unchained on DVD and Blu-ray on May 20th, we’ve got 3 copies to giveaway on Blu-ray of the legendary directors new masterpiece! It’s a classic Tarantino revenge story about a slave (Jamie Foxx) who, with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), rises up from the brutality of his former life to exact his own brand of personal justice in his quest to free his slave wife (Kerry Washington) from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Vengeance has a new name in the Oscar®-winning, global box office hit Django Unchained, riding in on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ May 20th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This epic, action-packed Spaghetti Western from writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) was nominated for five 2012 Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing), taking home awards for »
- Dan Bullock
For those who doubted the chemistry between Robin and Barney, the How I Met Your Mother Season 8 finale presented a pretty strong case for why they are so good together.
Barney may have missed Robin's cry for help when she couldn't find her buried locket, but he more than made up for it on "Something New."
Reserving their memorable table by the window and producing a pair of the first cigars they ever smoked together showed just how into the relationship Barney is. Maybe you could chalk that up to Barney's amazing attention to detail. Scenes like the one where he gave Robin one last kiss as they left the apartment, however, did well to show the two are not just great friends - but very much in love with each other.
And how about the cameo from Ranjit? What a great touch that was.
There has never been any »
- email@example.com (Chris O'Hara)
New York, May 11: A small group of young women in New York are reading pulp crime novels and other works in city parks while topless.
Since going topless in New York is legal, the Topless Pulp Fiction Club's founder A.A. said that she and her friend decided to start a group to take advantage of the legal rights they already had but weren't using, the New York Daily News reported.
The club is a celebration of a woman's freedom to bare her breasts and read a book at the same time - a reminder that not all nudity has to be salacious or even sexual, she said.
Group members mainly read lurid, midcentury "pulp" novels, but some. »
- Smith Cox
The movie, currently in production, is produced by Bill Teitler, whose credits include “What Maisie Knew” and “Jumanji.” The Exchange is selling international markets at Cannes.
Whaley will portray a private detective who investigates a couple — portrayed by Pitt and Arianda — who brazenly steal from mob-run social clubs in New York City until they stumble upon a coveted list of every mafioso in town. Andy Garcia and Ray Romano also star.
Whaley is represented by Apa and Thruline Entertainment. »
- Dave McNary
Greetings from the apocalypse! This is an exciting week for me, since I'm making my art gallery debut and all — I'm celebrating with two docs covering cool artistic subcultures (gig posters and tattooing), as well as a hella ton of Mother's Day recommends. Let's get to it, shall we, old sport? Yep yep.
Friday, May 10
Pow! In Theaters
Glam filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless Jazz-age romance "The Great Gatsby" looks like my 11th grade book report had sex with a disco ball, but that's par for the course. Luhrmann had previously razzle-dazzled "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" and reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio as enigmatic rich dude Jay Gatsby, clinging to the memory of a past dalliance with Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Clinging tragically, »
- Max Evry
Two- time Academy® Award Nominee John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) is set to star in BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin’s The Forger produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment (Code) alongside The Solution Entertainment Group (The Solution), it was announced by Code’s Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders and partners of The Solution.
Plans are being made to shoot later this year, in between festival honors for his work in his upcoming release Killing Season. Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce The Forger, along with Prospect Park’s Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel are executive producers with The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson who will handle all international rights to the film and introduce it to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as Co-Executive Producers. »
- Philip Sticco
Two-time Academy Award Nominee John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) is set to star in BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin's The Forger, produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment alongside The Solution Entertainment Group, it was announced by Code's Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders and partners of The Solution.
Written by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call), The Forger tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.
Producer Al Corley released the following statement.
"It's most inspiring for us as a creative and financial entity to match such a gifted director like Philip Martin with »
Can’t wait to see John Travolta as a second generation petty thief! We’ve just learned that Pulp Fiction star is set to play the male lead in an upcoming The Forger movie which comes from director Philip Martin and is described as a dynamic classic heist movie. That should be enough for the beginning of this report, now click continue to find more details! BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin, (who stands behind titles like Hawking and Agatha Christie’s Poirot), will direct The Forger from a script written by Richard D’Ovidio, which centers around Travolta’s character: …a former child art prodigy and second generation...
- Jeanne Standal
Two- time Academy Award Nominee John Travolta ( Saturday Night Fever , Pulp Fiction ) is set to star in BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin.s The Forger , produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment alongside The Solution Entertainment Group, it was announced by Code.s Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders and partners of The Solution. Written by Richard D.Ovidio ( The Call ), The Forger tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release. Al Corley comments, "It's most »
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