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Anthony Mackie joins Amy Adams and Julianne Moore in The Woman in the Window

Anthony Mackie is the latest to join the star studded cast of The Woman in the Window. Per Variety, the Avengers: Infinity War actor joins Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell and Bryan Tyree Henry in Joe Wright’s (The Darkest Hour) adaptation of A.J. Finn’s bestselling novel.

Described as a nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s Read Window, the film follows Amy Adams’ Dr. Anna Fox, “a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia (and a penchant for mixing alcohol with her medication) who hasn’t left her house in months. The woman witnesses a horrible crime involving a new neighbouring family but no one, including the police, will believe her.” Oldman and Moore will play the neighbouring married couple that Adams watches.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts has written the script for the adaptation, while Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) and Eli Bush (Lady Bird) are producing.
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‘A Star Is Born’ Again and Again and Again – Will the Movie Remakes Ever Stop? (Guest Blog)

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‘A Star Is Born’ Again and Again and Again – Will the Movie Remakes Ever Stop? (Guest Blog)
The Venice Film Festival begins August 29 and possibly the most anticipated American entry is the world premiere of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. This is at least the fourth telling of this tale. The stars change, the style of music changes, but the story apparently has something that is evergreen — the title, coincidentally, of Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning song in the 1976 version.

The latest big-screen reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” was announced earlier this summer, and as we speak, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are prepping a reimagining of “West Side Story.” It might make sense to attempt a new take on a great idea that didn’t work the first time. (The Rat Pack’s “Oceans 11” became the much better George Clooney version.) But for an iconic musical that won 10 Oscars?

The list of failed remakes is long. Another winner of ten-plus Oscars,
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The Director of It Follows is Taking on a New Horror Thriller Called They Hear It

Director David Robert Mitchell's horror film It Follows has a pretty big cult following. A lot of horror fans really loved what he did with that film. It was certainly an intriguing concept. The filmmaker now has a new film project he's developing for Legendary Pictures.

The film is called They Hear It and it's based on a horror short, the story of which revolves around "a mysterious presence called 'The Sound' that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences." According to THR, the movie will have "the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones."

Mitchell will write the script for the adaptation, but he will not direct. He is currently working on his next film Under the Silver Lake. They Hear It will be helmed by Julian Terry, who is the same filmmaker that directed the short film.

Even though Mitchell isn't directing,
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It Follows Mastermind Takes on Horror Thriller They Hear It

It Follows Mastermind Takes on Horror Thriller They Hear It
They Hear It, and guess what? So do we. Every once in a while, a horror movie comes along that divides genre fans down the middle and sends them to extreme opposite ends of a spectrum. The 3 most infamous examples from recent years are The Babadook, The Witch, and It Follows. Horror connoisseurs either loved these films or hated them, with no one occupying a gray area or sitting on a fence; and everyone had an opinion.

While dialog was heated and included terms like "metaphorical storytelling" and "elevated horror", It Follows seemed especially prone to dissection, as it's the most surreal and open-to-interpretation of the bunch. As a result, writer/director David Robert Mitchell was thrust into a position of prominence and, whether you loved It Follows or hated it, everyone is curious to see what he'll do next.

Mitchell wrote and directed Under the Silver Lake, a crime
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Summer of 84 Review: Feel Good Nostalgia Meets Brutal Horror

Summer of 84 Review: Feel Good Nostalgia Meets Brutal Horror
A comparison to Stranger Things simply can't be avoided. Whether by design or by shared intuition, Summer of 84 taps into that same surging wave of 1980s-era nostalgia that propelled Netflix's megahit horror/sci-fi series into the forefront of popular consciousness. They share pages from the same playbook: Steven Spielberg allusions, Easter Eggs aplenty, a throbbing retro synth soundtrack, a commitment to historical accuracy, and references that only those of us who actually lived through the 1980s will recognize. But Stanger Things didn't invent theses tropes; series masterminds Matt and Ross Duffer simply excelled at pushing all the right buttons in an undeniably pleasing combination.

And now horror-centric and mainstream entertainment-seekers alike are hooked on that syrupy sweet concoction, illustrated by the success of 2017's It, which was updated to take place in the 1980s. Now, a recognizable trend has studios seeing dollar signs, and Summer of 84 will
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They Hear It: It Follows' David Robert Mitchell to Write Adaptation From Short Film Whisper

THR reported yesterday that Legendary Entertainment and producer The Picture Company have fast tracked the feature film They Hear It an adaptation of Julian Terry's horror short film Whisper (see image above and the short below). The companies bought the rights to adapt his short film this Summer and will let Terry direct the feature version. Legendary have also hired It Follows director David Robert Mitchell to write the feature length screenplay. The story revolves around a mysterious presence called "The Sound" that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences. Sources say the expanded feature will have the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones. Though he has usually only written for his own films Mitchell recently...

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‘The Secret of Marrowbone’ Review

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne | Written and Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez

Three brothers and a sister have just lost their mother. After her death they fear to be separated, so to protect themselves and prevent this from happening they decide to flee to an abandoned farm, a place that is not what it seems, because it hides a dark secret between its walls.

Sergio G. Sanchez’s The Secret of Marrowbone comprises a fusion of Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others and Alfred Hitchcock’s famed masterpiece Psycho, not necessarily in the context of plot points but clearly influenced the formation of a deeply expressive style of subtlety. While not a complex piece of intricacy in the realm of the horror genre, it has its moments of slight terror and peril,
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'It Follows' Filmmaker Tackling Horror Thriller 'They Hear It' (Exclusive)

'It Follows' Filmmaker Tackling Horror Thriller 'They Hear It' (Exclusive)
Auteur director David Robert Mitchell has been tapped to adapt the horror short They Hear It for Legendary Entertainment and producer The Picture Company.

Mitchell will write the script for the adaptation, but the filmmaker behind the 2014 cult horror hit It Follows and the upcoming Under the Silver Lake will not direct it. Rather, They Hear It is to be helmed by Julian Terry, the filmmaker who originated the short earlier this year.

The story revolves around a mysterious presence called "The Sound" that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences. Sources say the expanded feature will have the Alfred Hitchcock classic ...
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Alfred Hitchcock movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho,’ ‘North by Northwest’

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Alfred Hitchcock movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho,’ ‘North by Northwest’
Alfred Hitchcock celebrates his 119th birthday on August 13. Born in 1899, the director has long been revered as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. He also holds the unfortunate distinction of being one of Oscar’s biggest losers, with five Best Director nominations and no wins. Still, who needs an Oscar when you’ve impacted world cinema as significantly as “Hitch” has? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Known as “the Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock cut his teeth directing silent movies in his native England. With films like “The Lodger” (1927), he gained a reputation for helming tense and stylish psychological thrillers. With the invention of sound came an added element to Hitchcock’s work: a sly sense of humor.

He moved to America in 1940 to direct two films that earned Best Picture nominations: “Foreign Correspondent” and “Rebecca,
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Alfred Hitchcock movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Alfred Hitchcock movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Alfred Hitchcock celebrates his 119th birthday on August 13. Born in 1899, the director has long been revered as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. He also holds the unfortunate distinction of being one of Oscar’s biggest losers, with five Best Director nominations and no wins. Still, who needs an Oscar when you’ve impacted world cinema as significantly as “Hitch” has? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Known as “the Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock cut his teeth directing silent movies in his native England. With films like “The Lodger” (1927), he gained a reputation for helming tense and stylish psychological thrillers. With the invention of sound came an added element to Hitchcock’s work: a sly sense of humor.

He moved to America in 1940 to direct two films that earned Best Picture nominations: “Foreign Correspondent” and “Rebecca,
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Interview: Bruce Davison (Along Came The Devil)

Legendary Academy Nominee Bruce Davison who has been in this business since the late sixties and has worked with everyone imaginable took the time to speak with me and talk about his new film, “Along Came the Devil” directed by Jason DeVan and starring …

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Showbiz History: The Vamp, a Psycho, and The Others

8 random things that happened on this day in history (Aug 10th)...

1918 Today is the centennial of Salome, one of Theda Bara's key pictures. Sadly, the film is lost as are so many silents of historic significance and almost all of Theda's films. She was nicknamed 'The Vamp' setting an archetype that would stay with the cinema forever basically. Theda was in her 40s by the time sound killed off the silents; she never even attemped a talkie.

1933 Hedy Lamarr marries her first husband (of six!) when she is just 19 years old. If you haven't yet watched Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr story on Netflix I urge you to do so. She's fascinating. Currently both Diane Kruger and Gal Gadot are planning to play her in different biographical projects for film and television. 

1950 Sunset Boulevard, only one of the all time greatest films, has its world premiere at Radio City Musical Hall
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Review: Summer Of '84 Has An Interesting Dialogue With The 'Burbs

Be it in big cities or small towns, people have spied on their neighbours, and assumed the worst about them, since we traded a nomadic hunter-gatherer society for permanent houses. It was, however, Alfred Hitchcock (and screenwriter John Michael Hayes) who cemented the fine cinematic tradition of snooping on adjacent residents and the suspicion of murder. 1954's New York City set suspense thriller Rear Window saw a housebound photographer with a broken leg, too much time on his hands and a good set of camera lenses peering into windows and assuming the worst. A few decades later, at the tail end of Regan-era conformity, Joe Dante (and screenwriter Dana Olsen) completely re-imagined the concept to comedic effect on the fertile satirical ground of the suburbs. The...

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53 Different Types of Martinis

Martini is one of the most popular mixed alcoholic beverages. It’s a cocktail made of gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Its name comes from the city of Martinez, California around 1887 while the first mention of this drink appeared in The New and Improved Illustrated Bartending Manual in 1888.

The fictional character James Bond popularised Martini and his famous catch phrase “shaken not stirred.” British writer W Somerset Maugham, however, declared that the cocktail should not be shaken. Other famous Martini aficionados include Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt — all of whom are said to drink their favorite cocktail from classic Martini glasses.

Basic Types of Martinis Dirty

Dirty martinis have a more “briny” taste, thanks to the fact that the bartenders add olive juice to the martini. It is not for everyone, but the people who
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Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Go on Sale for Universal Studios Hollywood

Tickets are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California's most extreme and intensely immersive Halloween event. This year's "Halloween Horror Nights" dates are: September 14-15, 20-22, 27-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3, 2018.

Tickets can be purchased at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out, including the exclusive R.I.P. Tour, the After 2pm Day/Night Combo Ticket with optional Universal Express&#8482 add-on, choice of Frequent Fear Passes and must-have Universal Express pass. Following are the various tickets options:

&#8226 All-new R.I.P. Tour Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with all-new R.I.P.

Tour featuring exclusive experiences with a VIP guide, trolley transportation, valet parking, a gourmet buffet dinner and drinks plus unlimited Universal Express privileges to mazes and attractions.

&#8226 After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo Experience the park's popular daytime attractions, including
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It Came From The Tube: The Victim (1972)

Being a popular TV star can be a double edged antennae; great, steady income and national (sometimes international) fame. But the downside is you can become so popular that as a performer, what you’re known for is all you become known for, and it can be difficult to step beyond people’s perception. Such is the case with Elizabeth Montgomery, as the Bewitched actress took on the somber lead role in The Victim (1972), an entertaining little mystery that showed a welcome serious side to the star.

Originally broadcast on Tuesday, November 14th as an ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week, The Victim would have to go up against Hawaii Five-o and NBC’s own movie night; and while Jack Lord always won out, ABC had the particular market cornered for mystery and horror with The Victim being a fine addition to their roster.

Make sure it’s a dark
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Cool Stuff: Alfred Hitchcock Gets His Own Funko Pop Vinyl Figure in Black and White

Cool Stuff: Alfred Hitchcock Gets His Own Funko Pop Vinyl Figure in Black and White
Alfred Hitchcock has directed some of the most iconic movies of all time. Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, The Birds, Dial M for Murder and the list goes on and on. That’s enough to ensure that he gets added to the growing number of filmmakers being turned into the stylized vinyl collectible figures […]

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Fantasia Review: ‘Number 37’ is a ‘Rear Window’ Throwback with a Brutal Touch

It was a calculated risk lock-picker Randal Hendricks (Irshaad Ally) was willing to make. Borrow twenty-five thousand dollars from a loan shark he’s known since childhood (Danny Ross’ Emmie) and flip it to some gangsters willing to give him a deal on drugs. Sell the drugs at a mark-up and he should have enough to get himself and his girlfriend Pam (Monique Rockman) out of their rough Cape Town slum. Like Emmie warned, however, gangsters aren’t to be trusted. So when we meet Randal again months later to discover him a paraplegic being carried to his apartment by a neighbor (Ephram Gordon’s Warren), it’s easy to assume things went south. Now broke, unable to walk, and indebted to a psychopath, the clock on his life begins counting down.

Writer/director Nosipho Dumisa’s Number 37 picks up much like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window began: at a window,
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Julia Roberts on Why She Said Yes to TV for Amazon's Homecoming: 'It Was a Great Mental Challenge Every Day'

Julia Roberts on Why She Said Yes to TV for Amazon's Homecoming: 'It Was a Great Mental Challenge Every Day'
You already know Julia Roberts from the big screen… but to her, there’s not much difference between that and the small screen these days: “My TV is very big,” she jokes.

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, the Oscar winner explained why she decided to take her first major TV role in Amazon’s half-hour psychological thriller Homecoming (premiering Friday, Nov. 2). And one big reason for that was Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, who directs all ten episodes of Homecoming and serves as an executive producer. “Honestly, the man to my right is what attracted me,
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Lyon’s Lumière Festival Fetes Peter Bogdanovich

Lyon’s Lumière Festival Fetes Peter Bogdanovich
The 10th Lumière Festival this year will honor filmmaker, film historian and heritage film enthusiast Peter Bogdanovich, director of such classics as “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” with a film showcase and celebration of his recent works.

The tribute will include the French premiere of his restored 1979 drama “Saint Jack” and the presentation of “The Great Buster,” his new documentary about Buster Keaton.

The festival, which runs Oct. 13-21 in Lyon, France, will also screen 1971’s “The Last Picture Show”; the 1971 documentary “Directed by John Ford” (which the director revised and re-edited for a 2006 version); 1972’s “What’s Up, Doc?” and “Paper Moon,” from 1973.

A major voice of the New Hollywood wave, Bogdanovich will also discuss his long career as part of a master class in Lyon. Also screening for the first time in France as part of the tribute will be Bill Teck’s 2014 documentary “One Day
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