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Severin Films Reveals The Changeling Limited Edition Blu-ray Bundle

We've known that Severin Films has been working on a new Blu-ray edition of 1980's The Changeling, but today they officially announced their special features and limited edition bundle offerings, which include a poster, enamel pin, soundtrack CD, and replica ball:

"It is perhaps the most chilling supernatural thriller of our time. It remains a career peak for star George C. Scott and director Peter Medak. Now the film that Martin Scorsese calls “one of the scariest movies ever made” finally comes to Blu-ray: Academy Award® winner Scott delivers “one of his greatest performances ever” (BloodyGoodHorror.com) as a Manhattan composer consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret. Trish Van Devere (The Hearse), two-time Oscar® winner Melvyn Douglas
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Who Needs a Grammy to Reach Egot?

Who Needs a Grammy to Reach Egot?
Only a dozen people have won the awards grand slam known as the Egot. They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols, actress Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin, and composer Robert Lopez.

There are a total of 25 people who have won a combination of the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony without a Grammy Award. The 13 living people are featured in this photo gallery because they could still achieve the Egot.

The 12 deceased people are actor Jack Albertson, actress Anne Bancroft, actress Ingrid Bergman, actress Shirley Booth, composer Ralph Burns, actor Melvyn Douglas, director/choreographer Bob Fosse, actor Thomas Mitchell, actor Jason Robards, actor Paul Scofield, actress Maureen Stapleton, and actress Jessica Tandy.
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Giveaway – Win The Old Dark House on Dual Format

Eureka Entertainment releases The Old Dark House, James Whale’s atmospheric and entertaining horror starring Boris Karloff and Melvyn Douglas, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 21 May 2018, and we have three copies to give away; read on for details of how to enter…

A group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! Director James Whale’s The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930’s. Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humour, it was considered lost for many years, but is now being presented from a stunning new 4K restoration.

Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler,
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Cornerstone, X Filme, Joel Michaels to Remake Horror ‘The Changeling’

Cornerstone, X Filme, Joel Michaels to Remake Horror ‘The Changeling’
Cornerstone Films and German production company X Filme are teaming up with producer Joel Michaels on a remake of Michaels’ 1980 supernatural horror “The Changeling,” Cornerstone announced Wednesday in Cannes.

The film marks the first joint film production under the partnership between German’s Beta Cinema and Cornerstone, which was announced in February when Beta bought a minority stake in the London and L.A. based international sales company. The two company’s are partnering to produce, finance, distribute and sell distinctive, commercially driven English-language features for contemporary audiences. Beta acquired a strategic stake in X Filme in February last year. Cornerstone was set up in April 2015 by Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder (pictured).

Mark Steven Johnson will write and direct the update of “The Changeling,” which follows a musician who returns to his childhood home following the death of his young daughter where, after a series of terrifying events, he
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2018 Oscars: Frances McDormand & Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) are 6th duo to win Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor

2018 Oscars: Frances McDormand & Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) are 6th duo to win Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor
By winning Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor during Sunday’s ceremony, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”) just became only the sixth duo in Academy Awards history to claim both acting prizes. McDormand and Rockwell were heavily favored to win after claiming similar trophies at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards and Indie Spirits. “Three Billboards” now joins this esteemed list of five Oscar movies that took home both acting kudos:

Million Dollar Baby” (2004)

Best Actress for Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald

Best Supporting Actor for Morgan Freeman as Eddie “Scrap-Iron” Dupris

Terms of Endearment” (1983)

Best Actress for Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway

Best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove

See 2018 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 90th Academy Awards [Updating Live]

Cabaret” (1972)

Best Actress for Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles

Best Supporting Actor for Joel Grey as
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Will ‘The Shape of Water’ be the ninth Best Picture Oscar champ not to win any of its three-plus acting nominations?

Will ‘The Shape of Water’ be the ninth Best Picture Oscar champ not to win any of its three-plus acting nominations?
The Shape of Water” is one of two Best Picture Oscar nominees with three acting nominations — the other being “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — but star Sally Hawkins and supporting players Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins are not predicted to win any of them. If they indeed go 0-3 on Sunday and “The Shape of Water” takes the top prize, the fantasy drama will join eight other Best Picture champs that did not convert any of its three-plus acting nominations into wins.

“Birdman” (2014) was the most recent Best Picture winner not to carry an acting award from at least three nominations, as Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton fell to Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), respectively. Arquette and Simmons were the supporting frontrunners all season, but Keaton was locked in a tight Best Actor race with Redmayne until the SAG Awards
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‘Three Billboards’ outside Oscars: Frances McDormand & Sam Rockwell will be 6th duo to win Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor

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When the Oscars are handed out March 4 on ABC, expect Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” to become only the sixth film in Academy Awards history to win both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. These standout performances by Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell have already been rewarded at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards, making the dynamic duo odds-on frontrunners at the Oscars. “Three Billboards” is also predicted to win the Oscar for Best Picture, according to Gold Derby’s combined predictions.

See 2018 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ coming on strong against ‘The Shape of Water’ as voting ends Feb. 27

If McDormand and Rockwell prevail, “Three Billboards” would join this esteemed list of five Oscar movies that took home both acting prizes:

Million Dollar Baby” (2004)

Best Actress for Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald

Best Supporting Actor for Morgan Freeman as Eddie
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The Old Dark House [Masters of Cinema] TheTHE Old Dark House [Masters of Cinema] Theatrical & Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Release – April / May 2018

Eureka Entertainment to release The Old Dark House, James Whale’s atmospheric and entertaining horror starring Boris Karloff and Melvyn Douglas, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 27 April 2018 and as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 21 May 2018. A group …

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Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
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2018 BAFTAs: ‘Three Billboards’ could deliver the first pair of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor winners in 19 years

2018 BAFTAs: ‘Three Billboards’ could deliver the first pair of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor winners in 19 years
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is predicted to take home five BAFTA Awards on Sunday, including trophies for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. That combo for one film is rare at BAFTA, and if they pull it off, they’d only be the fourth duo to do so and the first in 19 years.

Since BAFTA added supporting categories for the class of 1968, the only films to nab Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor are “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), which was released a year later in the U.K., for Louise Fletcher and Brad Dourif; “A Private Function” (1984) for Maggie Smith and Denholm Elliott; and “Elizabeth” (1998) for Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.

See 2018 BAFTAs: Complete racetrack odds in 21 categories

In Oscar history, five films have accomplished this, but there is no overlap with BAFTA: “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) for Vivien Leigh
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Interview, Audio: Illeana Douglas on Directors & Female Spirit

Chicago – The acting career of Illeana Douglas began with director Martin Scorsese and flourished in her first lead role for “Grace of My Heart” (1996). She is best known today for hosting the “Trailblazing Women” series on Turner Classic Movies, and in Part Three of a three part interview with HollywoodChicago.com, she talks about feminism, the essence of directors she has worked for, plus her grandmother Helen Gahagan, the third female Congress representative in U.S. history.

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Gregory Douglas, the son of 1930s movie star Melvyn Douglas (Helen Gahagan was his wife). She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her grandfather on the set of “Being There” (1979). After high school she moved to New York City to pursue a career. She studied acting while working various jobs, and met Martin Scorsese while
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Interview, Audio: Illeana Douglas on Acting & the Film ‘Grace of My Heart’

Chicago – The acting career of Illeana Douglas began with director Martin Scorsese and flourished in her first lead role for “Grace of My Heart” (1996). She is best known today for hosting the “Trailblazing Women” series on Turner Classic Movies, and in Part Two of a three part interview with HollywoodChicago.com, she talks about her approach as an actor and how early influences defined that style.

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Gregory Douglas, who was the son of 1930s movie star Melvyn Douglas. She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her grandfather on the set of “Being There” (1979). After high school she moved to New York City to pursue a career. She studied acting while working various jobs, and met Martin Scorsese while he was editing “The Last Temptation of Christ.” She made her film debut in
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Interview, Audio: Trailblazing Actress & Film Historian Illeana Douglas

Chicago – Long before 2017, the year of notable recognition for women filmmakers, the actress, producer and author Illeana Douglas launched the film series “Trailblazing Women” on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in 2015. Her goal was to achieve recognition for the pioneering efforts of women in early film history and beyond.

“Trailblazing Women” had its third season in October of 2017, and again Douglas was the host. She has been an advocate for women throughout her show business career, besides having the ancestry cache of her grandfather – Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas – who was a movie star and character actor from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Actress/Author Illeana Douglas in Chicago

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Melvyn Douglas’ son Gregory and his wife Joan. She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
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The Old Dark House — 1932

It’s a genuine Universal horror classic that to my knowledge has never been available in a decent presentation — but The Cohen Group has come through with a nigh-perfect Blu-ray, both image and sound. Karloff is creepy, Gloria Stuart lovely and Ernest Thesiger is at his most delightfully fruity. And the potato lobby should be pleased, too.

The Old Dark House (1932)

Blu-ray

The Cohen Group

1932 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 72 min. / Street Date October 24, 2017 / 25.99

Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Rebecca Femm, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, John (actually Elspeth) Dudgeon, Brember Wills.

Cinematography: Arthur Edeson

Film Editor: Clarence Kolster

Special Makeup: Jack Pierce

Written by Benn W. Levy, from the novel by J. B. Priestley

Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.

Directed by James Whale

I suppose fans of horror films will forever hope that some pristine copy of the lost 1927 London After Midnight will someday appear.
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Official Trailer for 'The Old Dark House' Restoration Showing at Nyff

"Here we are, six people sitting around." Cohen Media Group has released an official trailer for a restored version of the 1932 comedy horror classic The Old Dark House, directed by filmmaker James Whale (of the original horror classics Frankenstein and The Invisible Man). The new restoration is premiering at the New York Film Festival this weekend, and will hit a few theaters as well throughout October. The story is about a group of five travelers who seek shelter in a "foreboding mansion" in Wales that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. This get weird and wacky as the night goes on and drinking begins. The Old Dark House features Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Ernest Thesiger, Lillian Bond, and Gloria Stuart. This seems like a good classic film to (re)visit during horror season next month. Here's the new trailer (+ poster) for James Whale's The Old Dark House,
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Trailer for Restoration for ‘The Old Dark House,’ from ‘Frankenstein’ Director James Whale

If Hollywood’s horror offerings this October have you feeling unperturbed and disappointed, a restoration of a classic in the genre will help to provide your spook-filled fix. A year after Frankenstein and a year before The Invisible Man, James Whale directed an adaptation of J. B. Priestley’s Benighted, titled The Old Dark House.

Ahead of a screening at Nyff, theatrical run at Quad Cinema, and a Blu-ray release, Cohen Media Group has unveiled a trailer for the restoration, which looks hauntingly gorgeous. Starring Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Eva Moore, Gloria Stuart, Melvyn Douglas, and Raymond Massey, the film follows a group stranded at a mysterious mansion. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Cast from the mold of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and the many gothic tales in its wake, J. B. Priestley’s 1927 novel Benighted was one of the most
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Best Supporting Actor 1963: Melvyn Douglas in "Hud"

The Film Experience is taking a brief trip to 1963 for the forthcoming Smackdown. That year's supporting Actor winner was Melvyn Douglas in Hud...

by John Guerin

Paul Newman as Hud makes me forget everything else. All my attention is funneled into those blue-grey eyes, the nucleus of Newman's swaggering energy. Hud emerges from this drowsy Midwestern tapestry like a geyser springing up from a desert. Why look anywhere else? The film hardly forfeits narrative or photographic attention from Hud, but he's not the only performer doing expert work in Martin Ritt’s 1963 masterwork. There's Patricia Neal's Alma, an iconic intersection of Southern exhaustion and eroticism. There's also Melvyn Douglas' Homer, which, to my constant surprise, remains perhaps the films best performance...
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From Mad Method Actor to Humankind Advocate: One of the Greatest Film Actors of the 20th Century

From Mad Method Actor to Humankind Advocate: One of the Greatest Film Actors of the 20th Century
Updated: Following a couple of Julie London Westerns*, Turner Classic Movies will return to its July 2017 Star of the Month presentations. On July 27, Ronald Colman can be seen in five films from his later years: A Double Life, Random Harvest (1942), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Late George Apley (1947), and The Story of Mankind (1957). The first three titles are among the most important in Colman's long film career. George Cukor's A Double Life earned him his one and only Best Actor Oscar; Mervyn LeRoy's Random Harvest earned him his second Best Actor Oscar nomination; George Stevens' The Talk of the Town was shortlisted for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. All three feature Ronald Colman at his very best. The early 21st century motto of international trendsetters, from Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and Turkey's Recep Erdogan to Russia's Vladimir Putin and the United States' Donald Trump, seems to be, The world is reality TV and reality TV
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