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Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer Has Bill Pullman Seeking Justice

Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer Has Bill Pullman Seeking Justice
A24 Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming Western The Ballad of Lefty Brown, which hits theaters this December and could be a dark horse Oscar candidate. Since most of the Oscar candidates won't be released until either November of December, it's tough to tell which films could be contenders or not, but with a stellar cast and a classic revenge Western, it wouldn't be surprising if A24 goes for back-to-back Best Picture Oscars this year, after winning with Moonlight last year. Still, we have a long way to go before the awards season starts coming into focus, but this may very well be one film to keep your eye on.

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner, the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda), he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across
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Vote for Cinelinx's Vic Medina to win a Rondo Award!

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Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!

Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!

Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina," yourself.
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Peter Bradshaw picks his favourite films of 2012

At the end of a bumper year for film-making, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw unveils the contenders for his very own – imaginary – film awards

Most critics compile year-end roundups in a mood of shrugging acceptance that not every year can be great. But actually 2012 has been vintage, with some really brilliant films from the biggest names doing their best work – and some fascinating documentaries. So once again, I have created my imaginary awards nominations in the following categories: best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best documentary and best screenplay. You will have to imagine me, in full tuxedo-style evening wear announcing the Braddies at the Dorchester. (I have put Seth MacFarlane, Michael Haneke and Kylie Minogue on my table.)

So, the nominations are …

Best film

Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)

The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

Holy Motors (dir. Leos Carax)

Killing Them Softly (dir.
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FrightFest 2012: The Whole Bloody Affair - Part Two

And so continues my blow-by-blow account of Film4 FrightFest the 13th at the Empire Leicester Square (23-27 August, 2012). Click here to read Part One.Day 3 - Saturday, 25th August Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The 70s (Dir. Mike Malloy, USA) There have been a spate of documentaries in recent years - think Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood, Jake West's Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape and Alex Stapleton's Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel - that appear to crack open the fabric of the known cinematic world and expose a gaping wound literally oozing with rough, rewarding gems about which you previously knew almost nothing at all. As was especially the case with Hartley's film, Malloy will have you...
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Telluride Film Festival 2012 Lineup

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Above: Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love.

The lineup for the 39th Telluride Film Festival has been announced, with the guest programming slot this year being given to Geoff Dyer. His program, along with the Pordenone, Medallion, and Spotlight sections, contain one of the best aspects of the Telluride festival: side-by-side programming of new films with old. Tucked away at the bottom is the program we're most excited about: short films by neglected Hollywood director Jean Negulesco.


The Act Of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark)

Amour (Michael Haneke, Austria)

At Any Price (Ramin Bahrani, Us)

The Attack (Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon/France)

Barbara (Christian Petzold, Germany)

The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Us)

Everyday (Michael Winterbottom, UK)

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, Us)

The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, Israel)

Ginger And Rosa (Sally Potter, UK)

The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark)

Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell, Us)

The Iceman (Ariel Vromen,
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Exclusive: Beautiful Trailer For Moody Western 'Dead Man's Burden,' Premiering At The L.A. Film Festival

Disappointed that the History mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" is already over? Well, if you happen to be in Los Angeles this month, you might want to make your way down to the L.A. Film Festival, where the impressive-looking western "Dead Man's Burden" will be making its world premiere.

We're happy to unveil the pretty gorgeous trailer for the directorial debut of Jared Moshé. The film features a roster of rising talent including Barlow Jacobs (Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories), Clare Bowen (ABC's upcoming "Nashville"), and David Call (Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture") to tell the post-Civil War tale about a brother and sister whose relationship is tested when a mining company expresses an interest in buying their land. If Moshé's name isn't familiar, you've likely seen something he's produced, as he's been behind the celebrated documentaries "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel," "Kurt Cobain About A Son" and "Beautiful Losers.
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First Look: Gorgeous Images From Laff Narrative Competitor 'Dead Man's Burden'

First Look: Gorgeous Images From Laff Narrative Competitor 'Dead Man's Burden'
Producer Jared Moshe ("Silver Tongues," "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel") makes the leap to the director's chair with his debut feature "Dead Man's Burden." The Western, starring Barlow Jacobs ("Shotgun Stories"), David Call ("Tiny Furniture") and newcomer Clare Bowen, is making its world premiere in the Narrative Competition at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival (June 14-24). Below check out two exclusive photos of the film. Here's the official synopsis: The year is 1870, and a fragmented America still strains to pick up the pieces from a savage Civil War. Martha (Bowen) and her husband Heck (Call) are living on a homestead Martha’s father purchased on the rural New Mexico frontier and struggle to make ends meet. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, Martha and Heck see their ticket to a better life. Their hopeful plans are soon complicated when...
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Famous Faces in Their Film Debuts

Flavorwire's Jason Bailey put together this excellent 3:36 video featuring famous actors in their film debuts in honor of the DVD and Blu-ray release of the excellent documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, which gives good reason as to why they began with Jack Nicholson in Corman's 1960 feature Little Shop of Horrors. As for why they chose the other 35 actors featured I have no idea, but it is a fun watch nonetheless. Below the video I have included the list of actors featured in order of their appearance. And if you haven't yet made it a point to add Corman's World to your Netflix queue do so right now. I wrote down a few of my thoughts on it back in December as well as in my DVD column yesterday. Starring (in order of appearance): Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, Woody Harrelson,
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Contest: Win Camel Spiders and Corman's World on Blu-ray

Contest: Win Camel Spiders and Corman's World on Blu-ray
Anchor Bay is celebrating the work of Roger Corman by releasing Camel Spiders on Blu-ray and DVD and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel on Blu-ray and DVD the same day, March 27. We are celebrating both of these titles with a contest, where we're also giving away Anchor Bay titles such as Sharktopus, Cyclops, Dinoshark, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator. These titles will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

Winners Receive:

Sharktopus Blu-ray

Cyclops Blu-ray

Dinoshark Blu-ray

Dinocroc vs. Supergator Blu-ray

Camel Spiders Blu-ray

Corman's World Blu-ray

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Camel Spiders

During a routine desert patrol, an U.S. Military unit head by Captain Sturges (Brian Krause) is ambushed by insurgents.
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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, A Dangerous Method, Corman’s World

After being spoiled for a couple weeks in a row with some solid DVD and Blu-ray releases, you can finally just kick back and save some money this week. The biggest title hitting stores today is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which says a lot about what to expect. The unlikely Oscar nominee Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is also out, along with David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method and Angelina Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey, all of which received mixed to middling reviews. The only real highlights of the week include the documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, the Criterion re-release of the 1958 Titanic flick A Night to Remember, and the 70th Anniversary release of Casablanca. Will you be buying or renting anything this week? Check out the full list of new DVDs and Blu-rays after the jump. Widgets

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DVD Blu-Ray, March 27: 'Casablanca' 70th Anniversary, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

The week's biggest release is not a new flick straight from the theater desperate to recoup some profits, but a collector's edition of one of the greatest movies of all time. Whether you're DVD or Blu-ray, streaming or rental, we've got the breakdown on all the home entertainment releases for the week -- as well as a special exclusive look at the "Casablanca" 70th anniversary Blu-ray box set. Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" What's It About? "Corman's World" offers a comprehensive look at the king of Hollywood B-movies, Roger Corman; the documentary features interviews with everyone from Jack Nicholson to Martin Scorsese ruminating on the filmmaker's long and notorious career. See It Because: It's an amazingly entertaining exploration of one of the most fascinating corners of film history. While the highbrow merits of Corman's movies are practically non-existent, his prolific and
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Exclusive Interview: Producer Stone Douglass on Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

This Tuesday, March 27th, Anchor Bay is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray one of the best genre-related documentaries in some time- Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel- written and directed by Alex Stapleton.

Featuring insights from many of Hollywood's biggest names including Ron Howard, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, William Shatner, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Peter Fonda and Paul W.S. Anderson just to name a few, Corman's World takes fans deep into the life of B-movie pioneer Roger Corman and explores his profound influence on both cult and mainstream films alike.

Recently Dread Central had an opportunity to briefly chat with Stone Douglass, one of the producers on Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here), who discussed the five-year process of getting the documentary made as well as more on why Alex was the perfect director to tell Roger's story and finding new respect for
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This week's new DVD & Blu-ray

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

In 2009, producer-director Roger Corman was given an Honorary Academy Award. He'd been making movies since the mid-1950s, starting with titles such as Monster From The Ocean Floor right up to modern schlock like Sharktopus.

Obviously, the Oscar wasn't for these contributions to the art of cinema, rather for what Corman achieved away from the camera. Corman's studios provided a crash course in film-making for hundreds of young hopefuls. His films were made fast and cheap, and if he took you under his wing you wouldn't get rich but you'd soon know how to make a movie – one that played to the enthusiastic drive-in and grindhouse circuits. His companies were officially studios, unofficially they were film schools, and the list of graduates is stunning: Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Peter Fonda, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Ron Howard, Robert De Niro and hundreds of others.
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Win a Monster-Sized DVD and Blu-ray Package in Honor of Corman's World

Here at Dread Central we pride ourselves on delivering the best content and coolest stuff imaginable to you cats. That's why when a contest comes our way too big to resist we bring it immediately to you!

That's right kids! In celebration of the release of Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) we're giving away the following package of monstrous goodies:

Sharktopus Cyclops Dinoshark Dinocroc vs. Supergator Camel Spiders Corman's World

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest. Contest is open to U.S. residents Only!

Look for Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27th. Good luck!

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This week's new films

The Woman In The Fifth (15)

(Pawel Pawlikowski, 2011, Fra/Pol/UK) Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joanna Kulig. 84 mins.

Mysteries abound in this sombre, 1970s-style drama, and so do women. Hawke's emotionally wracked American in Paris is plagued by them – not just the seductress of the title (Scott Thomas) but also his estranged wife and daughter, and the pretty Polish waitress. Plus some dodgy (male) gangster types. If it all seems too good to be true, it is, but this doesn't show its hand till very late on – maybe too late – and maybe too many cards, or too few.

Hadewijch (12A)

(Bruno Dumont, 2009, Fra) Julie Sokolowski, Yassine Salime, Karl Sarafidis. 105 mins.

Boldly drawing connections between (Christian) religious devotion and (Muslim) religious extremism, this radical but naturalistic drama follows a rejected nun whose search for spiritual solace takes her far out of her central Paris comfort zone, and deep into the paradoxes of faith.
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The Raid Caps Frightfest Glasgow Lineup

Gareth Evans' The Raid will make its UK debut as the final film of the Film4 Frightfest Glasgow event, running February 24 and 25th. The festival promises a diverse lineup of films this year ranging from scifi and action to lots and lots of the red stuff. You want the complete list? Take a look below! Normal 0 false false false En-ca X-none X-none MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Fri 24   13:30 Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (Scottish Premiere)   Roger Corman was the true Godfather of independent filmmaking and this...
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Film4 FrightFest Arrives Back in Glasgow this February with Hordes More Horror Excellence

The ever popular UK-based Film4 FrightFest horror fantasy festival returns once again to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 7th year running. The event takes place from Friday 24 February to Saturday 25 February and will screen no less than eleven new horror titles which will include the ten UK premieres of 'Tape 407', 'Crawl', 'The Day', 'War Of The Dead', 'Evidence', 'Penumbra', 'Rites Of Spring', 'L'arrivo Di Wang/ Wang's Arrival', 'Cassadaga' and 'The Raid' and also the Scottish premiere of 'Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel'. As usual there'll be a host of directors and filmmakers attending also to hopefully share their thought and opinions on their projects. So make sure you hit the link below to purchase your ticket to the event that promises Argentinean demons, flesh-hungry Russian zombies, mutant cannibals, a Chinese-speaking alien, Asia's deadliest killers, a Croatian hit-man, Pinocchio obsessed psychos
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Take a Trip to Corman's World on Blu-ray and DVD this March

Good news for fans who weren't able to catch Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) during its theatrical run: The flick is headed home to Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got everything you need to know right here.

From the Press Release:

Anchor Bay Films proudly announces the March 27th Blu-ray™ and DVD release of one of the best reviewed films of 2011: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. Fresh from its theatrical release – where it received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Village Voice, Dread Central, and more – Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel presents a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the past 60 years. Srp for the Blu-ray™ is $29.99, and $26.98 Srp for the DVD.

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Corman's World Heading to DVD and Blu-ray This March

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Anchor Bay Films is bringing last year's documentary, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel to DVD and Blu-ray on March 27. The doc presents a tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the past 60 years.

Directed by Alex Stapleton, Corman’s World interview roster boasts such modern Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries as Oscar winners Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jonathan Demme, and Ron Howard; Eli Roth, David Carradine, Peter Fonda, William Shatner, Pam Grier, John Sayles, Brett Ratner, Bruce Dern, Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, and many more actors and filmmakers.

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Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Heading Home in February

Alex Stapleton's amazing documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is coming home to both Blu-ray and DVD and we have the initial details for you right here. Dig it!

According to, Starz/Anchor Bay will release the flick on February 27th. Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included on this release are unknown at the moment, but hang in there, kids. We'll have them for you soon enough!


Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director, producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some of whom launched their careers within Corman’s unforgettable world of filmmaking, including Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard,
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