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It's inevitable that as time goes by, we will lose some of our favorite stars. And yet, year after year, it never gets any easier to look back on the great entertainers who had died over the previous 12 months.
Still, it's important to remember the legacies of the people who enhanced our own lives over the years with their talent, style and love of cinema. Here's a look at some of the many wonderful Hollywood talents who passed away in 2012.
One of the most successful, beloved and influential pop stars of the last quarter century, Whitney Houston also became a Hollywood power in the '90s thanks to her roles in blockbusters like "The Bodyguard" and "The Preacher's Wife." Though she had her very public ups and downs over the past decade, Houston was in the process of making a career comeback on the big screen with the musical "Sparkle. »
- Scott Harris
We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...
• Tis the season to put in a DVD. Like "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" or "Eastern Promises." [Total Film]
• Only a few weeks remain until the Oscar nominations are announced! Check out the latest predictions. [Film.com]
• Here's how you can decide who will direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII." Yes, you. [ScreenCrush]
• SlashFilm revisits their list of the most anticipated movies of 2012. Were they right or wrong? [SlashFilm]
• "Les Miserables" isn't so damn groundbreaking after all. Here are 6 memorable movie musical moments that were recorded live. [Mental Floss]
• Well, now that the world didn't end, here are the Top 50 movies to look forward to in 2013. [Hey You Guys]
- Bryan Enk
Due out in February 2013, I Give It A Year is one of the most promising romantic comedies to be produced in Britain in years.
We saw an excellent first trailer last month, and with its release date fast approach in the UK and Ireland, StudioCanal have released another great second trailer, giving us a look at what promises to be one of the best British films of 2013.
“Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer ..but the spark between them is undeniable.
Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friend and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Baker), could offer attractive alternatives.
With their first anniversary approaching, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Every year, The National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry. These movies will be housed in the Library of Congress, and will be carefully preserved as part of American history. This year, the Board's selections included Dirty Harry, The Matrix, Two-Lane Blacktop, Slacker, The Spook Who Sat By the Door, A Christmas Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and A League of Their Own. Personally, I'm surprised The Big Lebowski and Die Hard still haven't made it in, especially when a movie like A League of Their Own can make it in. I love A League of Their Own, but it hasn't had anywhere near the cultural impact as Lebowski or Die Hard. Hit the jump for the full list of films. If you want to know more about the National Film Registry, you should check out the documentary These Amazing Shadows. Click here to read my review. »
- Matt Goldberg
Amanda Seyfried will return to on-screen nudity in her upcoming bio-pic “Lovelace.” She’s more experienced than young Hollywood contemporaries thanks to her 2009 role in the movie “Chloe.” A look back at that film shows her at her erotic best. She worked opposite Julianne Moore, who is a veteran of nude scenes in a number of movies, including “The End of the Affair,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Boogie Nights,” “Body of Evidence” and “Short Cuts.” In “Lovelace,” she had the luxury of picking her co-star, Peter Sarsgaard. [...] »
We report on offerings from Profiles in History from time to time, especially when we think it’s something a Daily Dead could be interested in bidding on. In this case we couldn’t pass up on telling readers about a couple of Aliens props hitting the auction block, along with a screen-used T-800 endoskeleton.
While the Terminator 2 item may be the big draw for some people, we’d love to get our hands on the full Alien warrior costume from Aliens. It’s reportedly one of three still in existence and is expected to sell for $80,000 – $120,000. We’ve included the official press release below, which includes more information on the upcoming auction. We’ve also been provided with a set of high-resolution photos below so that you can check out the items for yourself:
- Jonathan James
When you're searching for nerdy movie-related gifts this holiday season, you can opt for something that's pretty blatant, like a Darth Vader helmet alarm clock, or go the subtle route with a gem like this replica of the sweater worn by the Dude in The Big Lebowski. This sweater, available over at 80stees, is a replica of the Cowichan sweater the character wore in the film, and regardless of who among your family and friends actually gets the reference (probably no one), this thing looks like something you won't want to take off. Unfortunately the price tag is $200, which may be the one negative. There are some other sweaters like it on eBay that are cheaper, but this one more closely resembles the one worn in the movie. From 80stees: Inspired by the Cowichan...
- Erik Davis
With the holidays approaching, I've looked on Amazon for all the good deals on DVD/Blu-ray. In addition, after the jump is a list of some great stuff on sale today at very specific times. Included are Jurassic Park trilogy, The Big Lebowski,and a lot more. If you’re a Criterion fan, Amazon still has a ton of Criterion DVD and Blu-rays over 50% off. Included in the sale are David Fincher’s The Game, Rosemary’s Baby, Seven Samurai, Godzilla, Harold and Maude, and too many others to list here. Finally, they also have a number of Pixar movies on sale for 50% off. They're listed below with the rest of the deals: Save up to 47% on popular Miyazaki like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and more. The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] $27.96 (47% off) The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray Book Packaging) $7.99 (77% off) The Lord of the Rings »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
There’s no replacing Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as the original Ghostbusters, but if you were staging a one-night-only live version of the classic comedy, well … whom might one contact?
The event is one of the monthly live-reads of a famous movie script organized by Juno and Up in the Air filmmaker Jason Reitman, who — of course — has a family connection to this story. His father, Ivan Reitman, directed Ghostbusters and he remembers hanging around on the set as a little kid.
But even »
- Anthony Breznican
DVD Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: First Run Features
In the 2009 documentary film Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, actor John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) takes an intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily, with a focus on the land’s traditional puppet theater.
While in Sicily, Turturro is taken under the wing of Mimmo Cuticchio, one of the puppet theater’s few remaining practitioners, who runs the Opera dei Pupi. Cuticchio instructs Turturro in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry, which offers numerous colorful adventures set in a stylized puppet world of honorable knights, dragons, duels, mermaids and magic.
Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy (or Prove per una tragedia siciliana, in its native tongue), which functions as both an homage to the art »
We're helping you take the headache out of gift shopping this holiday season, and if you're stuck on what to give the guy in your life, then we have the answer - if he's a pop culture addict, that is! Scroll through for tons of fun ideas for your boyfriend, husband, or guy Bff. You're sure to find the perfect present, whether he's devoted to Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, The Big Lebowski, or something completely different. View Slideshow › »
- Shannon Vestal
Also starring Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare, the new action fantasy film -- which carries an R-rating for violence and gore -- will hit theaters in January 2013. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is the upcoming dark take on the classic folktale. The story picks up where the old fairy tale left off: 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) and stars Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) and Famke Janssen (X-Men Trilogy), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski), Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Derek Mears. Paramount Pictures has scheduled »
- Pietro Filipponi
Getting drunk and making a fool of yourself is far different from watching other drunk people make fools of themselves. This is true especially in films: when an actor is behaving outrageously, you can’t help but laugh. To mark next Friday’s (December 14th) release of Smashed, a film about a young couple and their penchant for drinking, we have compiled our favourite scenes of on-screen drunkenness.
Old School is a story of three friends, disillusioned by the reality of their lives, who decide to form their own fraternity to relive their college days. This is the scene where Frank (Will Ferrell) gets absolutely wasted at their frat party and goes streaking. He is so drunkenly disillusioned that he thinks the entire party has followed suit, only to be found running down a major road, stark naked, by his wife and her friends.
Two weeks before »
We all know '90s nostalgia is hot, hot, hot right now, and you can get in on the trend by giving a nostalgia-themed gift this holiday season. Anyone who watched and loved TV shows like Saved by the Bell back in the day or still quotes '90s-era movies like The Big Lebowski will find something in here to enjoy, whether it's a cute t-shirt, silly mug, or some other fun accessory. View Slideshow › »
- Shannon Vestal
The "Beasts of the Southern Wild" effect continues. The Louisiana International Film Festival will hold its inaugural event April 18-21 in Baton Rouge and New Orleans to celebrate indigenous and international films. Filmmaker Dan Ireland ("The Whole Wide World") and producer Jeff Dowd ("Zebrahead"), famously the inspiration for the Dude in the Coen Bros.' "The Big Lebowski," have been named co-artistic directors of the new fest. The first submission deadline is January 7 through WithoutABox.com. Liff also involves a mentorship program and will present a special photo and multimedia exhibition by civil rights movement photojournalist and author Bob Adelman. The launch comes at a time when Shreveport has become one of the highest-profile locations for outside-of-Hollywood film production. "We founded the Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program to act as a conduit for our state's »
- Jay A. Fernandez
When I heard Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore were reuniting, I was of course hoping for a The Big Lebowski reunion. However, their latest effort couldn’t be further from that seminal piece of work. Seventh Son is a fantasy adventure based on a Young Adult novel. Bridges plays a knight, Master John Gregory, who recruits a seventh son of a seventh son as his apprentice. Together they must battle Moore’s Mother Malkin, a witch whom was imprisoned centuries earlier.
Fantasy films are always difficult to set apart on their plots alone, so I’ll wait for a trailer before making a judgement as to whether this is something to be excited for. Bridges certainly seems excited, discussing his role and wearing those costumes:
He’s an interesting cat. He’s appreciated for keeping evil away, but he’s also a frightening figure to the townspeople. When you mess around with darkness, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
A prequel to 2001′s Monsters Inc., Monsters University takes a look at the relationship between Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) during their days at the University of Fear – when they weren’t necessarily best friends.
Monsters University is directed by Dan Scanlon (Tracy) from a screenplay penned by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and Pete Docter (Up), and features Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski), Joel Murray (God Bless America), Dave Foley (A Bug’s Life) and Julia Sweeney (Stuart Little) in supporting roles.
The film is scheduled for release in the UK on July 12, 2013.
Check out the teaser poster below:
The post Brand New Monsters University Teaser Poster appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Jamie Neish
Stars from Universal’s forthcoming action film R.I.P.D filmed scenes in Los Angeles and courtesy of ComingSoon we have images of Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Safe House), Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Iron Man) and Mary-Louise Parker (The West Wing, Weeds) as they got to grips with their characters on set of the undead police drama:
The film, directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife, Red), is based on the mini-series by Dark Horse Comics, which is the third-largest comics publisher in the U.S and known for such titles as Star Wars, Buffy and Hellboy. R.I.P.D. centres on a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department as he tries to find the man responsible for his murder.
Black Friday may be over, but the Internet keeps churning out some great deals. Throughout the holiday season, we’ll by keeping you in the know with our ongoing series, Deals for Movie Lovers. Because while we’re sitting around talking about all the best movies that you should see, we might as well also save you some money. The worst that could happen is that you’d buy some great movies for friends and loved ones. Go on, give ‘em some culture. And start with the deals of the day, as outlined below. Bond 50 - 22 Film Blu-ray Set Priced at $99.99 The killer deal in Amazon’s Gold Box is Bond, all of Bond. This set usually retails in the vicinity of $300. Complete with all 22 pre-Skyfall Bond films and well-reviewed by our own Rob Hunter, the Bond 50 set is a steal at this price. You should absolutely buy it right now. If »
- Neil Miller
You didn't think the deals were done yet did you? You do realize it's called Black Friday Deals Week for a reason right? Strangely enough, while we've actually reached the Black Friday the deals will be continuing all throughout the weekend, but for today we still have plenty new deals and a bunch of deals that have been available all week to share. Notable deals included in Amazon's hourly lightning deals (see the schedule at the bottom of this post) include movies such as Moneyball, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Prometheus, The Matrix, Iron Man, Battle: Los Angeles and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It also includes television shows such as select seasons of "The Big Bang Theory", "The Twilight Zone", "Sons of Anarchy" and "Spartacus". The schedule for the day is listed below with new titles being added daily as I will continue doing the same thing every morning all week long. »
- Brad Brevet
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