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Jonah Hill and Edie Falco in Conversation: Hollywood Humility, Performance Anxiety, and Much More — Exclusive

Jonah Hill and Edie Falco in Conversation: Hollywood Humility, Performance Anxiety, and Much More — Exclusive
First-time filmmaker Jonah Hill’s imminent debut feature “Mid90s” harkens back to the multi-hyphenate’s own misbegotten youth amongst the skate rats of his native Los Angeles. In celebration of the film’s upcoming release, indie distributor A24 asked the newly minted writer-director to interview a handful of celebrities he admires most, including his “Superbad” co-star Michael Cera, Kathryn Hahn, Q-Tip, skateboarder Mark Gonzalez, and his own sister Beanie Feldstein, with an eye towards chatting about their own hidden inner lives, especially the lives of their youth.

The interviews all appear in A24’s own recurring zine, together under the title “Inner Children.” IndieWire is proud to exclusively debut Hill’s interview with his self-professed “favorite actress,” Edie Falco. As Hill says in the interview, he “wanted to interview a bunch of people that I really admire, essentially about the idea that we all have versions of ourselves that we’re most embarrassed of.
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Sergio Martino’s Torso Available on Blu-ray October 30th From Arrow Video

Sergio Martino’s Torso will be available on Blu-ray October 30th From Arrow Video

Enter… If You Dare!

A talented and versatile journeyman, director Sergio Martino has lent his talents to multiple genres across his long and varied career, but it is undoubtedly his giallo thrillers from the early 70s for which he is best known. Among the most highly acclaimed of these, 1973’s Torso revels in the genre’s time-honored traditions while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the modern slasher movie.

A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting picturesque university town’s female students. Alarmed at plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa only to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they’ve brought it with them!

Also known as ”Carnal Violenc”e, Torso was released in Italy towards the end of
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Inside the Fight Over Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Fiasco (Exclusive)

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Inside the Fight Over Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Fiasco (Exclusive)
By April 2016, the warning lights were flashing red.

Warren Beatty had just finished “Rules Don’t Apply,” fulfilling a decades-long ambition of making a movie about Howard Hughes. He corralled the investors, wrote the screenplay, directed the film, and starred as Hughes. Now it was up to the distributors, Arnon Milchan’s Regency Entertainment and 20th Century Fox, to figure out how to sell it. Should it open wide, with a costly advertising campaign befitting its star’s pedigree? Or should it be treated like a niche independent film, with a limited release that could expand based on positive buzz?

To find out, Regency ordered two test screenings at the Arclight in Pasadena. The results were alarming. Moviegoers complained that the film dragged in the middle, and most of those under 40 had no idea who Hughes was. According to a report from the testing company, viewers described Hughes’ eccentric behavior as “frustrating,
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Review: Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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Bit by bit, the cool, overlooked films of previous decades are finally being spruced up and released on Blu-ray. The most recent example comes from Lionsgate and is Francis Ford Coppla’s terrific Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Starring Jeff Bridges, it tells the story of Preston Thomas Tucker, a man who saw a different, better way to design, build, and sell cars. Many of his inventions attracted attention and were clearly ahead of their time.

Ever see a Tucker Torpedo? Not a surprise the answer is a no since only 50 true Tuckers were ever manufactured. Tucker (1903-1956) was an inventor and engineer, including auto racecars, a combat car and gun turret during World War II, and even aircraft. Once the war ended, he was determined to build cars, dreaming of models, as Detroit’s Big Three were content with the models form 1941.

The 1988 film shows how Tucker was
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Alec Baldwin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Glengarry Glen Ross,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘The Cooler’

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A few years ago, after rough battles with the press and paparazzi and the cancellation of his MSNBC talk show, Alec Baldwin penned a much-publicized article announcing he’d be leaving “public life.” Baldwin seems to have reconsidered that departure and has been all over the media this last year. is currently appearing in two popular films, “BlacKkKlansman” and “Mission Impossible: Fallout.” On the television side he appeared in the limited series “The Looming Tower”, recreated his recurring role on the reboot of “Will and Grace”, hosted “Match Game” and will premiere this fall in “The Alec Baldwin Show,” an interview program on ABC.

Most notably Baldwin continued his appearances on “Saturday Night Live” lampooning Donald Trump. He recently received his 19th Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Baldwin won the award last year and has previously won two Best Comedy Actor twice for his role on “30 Rock.
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Movie Review – Calling All Earthlings (2018)

Calling All Earthlings, 2018.

Directed by Jonathan Berman.

Featuring Daniel Boone, Jj Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Eric Burdon, and Ted Markland.


A 1950’s Howard Hughes employee-confidante, George Van Tassel, uses alien guidance and Nikola Tesla’s ideas to build a time machine — The Integratron. Is he deluded, or could it actually work? As waves of devotees join him in the California desert, the FBI gets involved fearing insurrection and possibly more. Nearing completion, Van Tassel’s tale and the Integratron meet an unexpected end: the “workings” of the dome finally emerge. The unusual story is told by historians, astronomers and current residents of Joshua Tree, including the stewards of the Integratron, the Karl Sisters, and a galaxy of believers and skeptics alike.

There are no shortage of conspiracy theories and tall tales about alien contact, government cover ups and suppressed technology that can defy the laws of physics and biology. America
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Howard Hughes' Palm Springs House Sells For $1.3 Million

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Howard Hughes' Palm Springs House Sells For $1.3 Million
Palm Springs has been a celebrity playground for decades ... and it's also where the former home of Howard Hughes, one of the world's weirdest and wealthiest people, just changed hands. Hughes' sleek mid-century home has sold for $1.3 million ... not bad for an area that regularly fetches 7 figures.   The 3 bedroom, 3 bath gem was built in 1957 and had been a vacation rental before hitting the market for the first time in decades.  Whoever bought it now has
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July 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rampage, Blumhouse’S Truth Or Dare Unrated Director’s Cut, The Housemaid

Tuesday, July 17th looks to be another busy day for home media releases, as we have a rather interesting blend of titles, both new and old. As far as recent flicks go, Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, The Housemaid, Rampage, and You Were Never Really Here are the big highlights of this week’s Blu-ray and DVD debuts. And for those of you who are looking to expand your cult cinema collections, Arrow Video is keeping busy with new HD releases of The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail and Doom Asylum.

Other notable releases for July 17th include the new EndoArm edition of Terminator 2 in 4K, the Church of the Damned/Bad Magic double feature Blu-ray, Amityville Prison, and The Antithesis.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions.
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‘The King’ Is a One-of-a-Kind Documentary That Holds Elvis Up to the Haunting Light of Today

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It’s always good news when a documentary finds a major audience, and 2018 has become the summer of the documentary blockbuster. First “Rbg,” then “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” and now — perhaps — “Three Identical Strangers,” the Sundance sensation about grown-up triplets who find one another (it had a powerful limited opening this weekend). Coming up Friday: “Whitney,” a bold and beautiful exposé of the life of Whitney Houston that has the potential to be another “Amy.” Yet there is one new documentary that’s hiding, just a bit, in the shadows, and it’s one that I passionately urge you to see, because it’s a one-of-a-kind movie that leaves a deep and lasting imprint.

The King,” directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a nonfiction chronicle of the life and career of Elvis Presley, but it’s really a documentary-meditation-essay-rhapsody, one that captures, as almost no film has, what’s happening,
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Sergio Martino’s The Case Of The Scorpion’S Tail Available on Blu-ray July 17th From Arrow Video

One of the major consequences of Western Europe s post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences desire to experience the glamor of the jet set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at their disposal.

Arguably no other giallo captured this trend as vividly as The Case of the Scorpion s Tail. The film begins in London, where Lisa Baumer learns that her husband has died in a freak plane accident. Summoned to Athens to collect his generous life insurance policy, she soon discovers that others besides herself are keen to get their hands on the money and are willing to kill for it. Meanwhile, private detective Peter Lynch arrives to investigate irregularities in the insurance claim. Teaming up with a beautiful reporter, Cléo Dupont, Lynch resolves to unearth the truth… before he too
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Scott Free sets screenwriter for CIA thriller Neither Confirm Nor Deny

Scott Free Productions and New Sparta Films have tapped Dave Collard to pen the script for the CIA thriller Neither Confirm Nor Deny.

Based on David H. Sharp’s book The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-Armed Soviet Sub, the film will detail Project Azorian, a six-year CIA operation to raise a lost Soviet nuclear submarine which sank in 16,000 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean in 1968.

Despite a cover story involving ocean mining, fronted by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, details of the operation were revealed by the press, prompting the CIA to issue the response that “We can neither confirm nor deny”.

Ridley Scott and Kevin Walsh of Scott Free are producing the project with Christopher Simon of New Sparta and Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance.

Via Variety

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Ridley Scott CIA Movie ‘Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ Finds Writer (Exclusive)

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Ridley Scott CIA Movie ‘Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ Finds Writer (Exclusive)
Dave Collard has been hired to script the CIA thriller “Neither Confirm Nor Deny,” set up with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films and New Sparta Films, Variety has learned.

The project originated last year when the producers acquired movie rights to the David H. Sharp book “The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-Armed Soviet Sub.”

The book details the aftermath of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sinking in the Pacific Ocean in 1968 in 16,000 feet of water. Despite a massive secret search, the Soviets never found their missing submarine – but the Americans located it as the CIA hatched Azorian, the code name for a six-year operation to bring up the sub and its secrets, using a cover story involving ocean mining fronted by the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.

When their cover was blown by press coverage, the CIA’s response was “We can neither confirm nor deny.
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‘Calling All Earthlings’ by Director Jonathan Berman

‘Calling All Earthlings’ by Director Jonathan Berman
Review by Peter Belsito at Sedona Illuminate Film FestivalIn this film we explore the Integratron, an electromagnetic dome near Joshua Tree in California created by George Van Tassel, a 1940s Howard Hughes confidante and self-taught inventor. Designed in the 1950s, the Integratron combined science and spirit to create a new utopia. Van Tassel designed it to both rejuvenate life and provide free energy. Is he crazy, or does it actually work?

Van Tassel claimed inspiration came through alien contact and Nikola Tesla to create his desert device. Does it really rejuvenate us and transform both time and energy, as he claimed?

The Integratron’s arcing wooden chamber of resonance is still sought and used by sound healers and visionaries worldwide in their work connecting the human spirit to the cosmos. In the end, Van Tassel’s life raft for humanity is a reminder that there is a road map back
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Hilda Crane

Call him strange, but CineSavant is fascinated by ‘women’s films’ that advance a consensus role template for American women. Then they ask questions like, “Is Hilda Crane a . . . Tramp?” Ladies attending these films may have sought to stir up fantasies with a racy romantic adventure — but not too racy. What a tough nut to crack within the Production Code: ace screenwriter Philip Dunne chose this as his third writing-directing assignment. Jean Simmons gives it her best shot, but the screen is stolen by everybody’s favorite harpy, Evelyn Varden.

Hilda Crane


Twilight Time

1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date , 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen, Gregg Palmer.

Cinematography: Joseph MacDonald

Film Editor: David Bretherton

Original Music: David Rakson

From the play by Samson Raphaelson

Produced by Herbert B. Swope Jr.

Written and Directed by
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Martin Scorsese Receives First Robert Osborne Award As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Underway In Hollywood

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Martin Scorsese Receives First Robert Osborne Award As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Underway In Hollywood
I made it back from CinemaCon in Vegas yesterday just in time to take in the opening night of the ninth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival, again taking place at the fabled Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. So glad I made it because this evening gave us a double dose of cinema icons with Mel Brooks doing a hilarious half-hour conversation with TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz to introduce the 4K restoration of his 1968 classic The Producers. And before that it was director Martin Scorsese, who became the first recipient of the Robert Osborne Award, an honor named for the late TCM host in recognition of Scorsese’s reputation for film preservation and as a very vocal lover of classic film.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who has starred in numerous Scorsese films, was on hand to present to award to the Oscar-winning director, who went on to accept it with a speech that
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Soap Story Scion Bill Bell Lists Impressively Pedigreed Bel Air Estate (Exclusive)

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Soap Story Scion Bill Bell Lists Impressively Pedigreed Bel Air Estate (Exclusive)
A renowned estate with an illustrious pedigree in what is arguably the plummiest pocket of Los Angeles’s tony Bel Air community, owned for the last 25-plus years by Bill Bell, scion of the Bell family soap opera dynasty, and his former soap opera writer/producer wife Maria Arena Bell, has come up for sale with an asking price of $37.5 million. Designed in the early 1930s by esteemed high-society architect Wallace Neff for film producer and studio mogul Sol Wurtzel, the elegant Spanish Colonial mansion, represented by Kurt Rappaport at Westside Estate Agency, measures in at 13,361-square feet with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

According to Michael Gross’s 2011 real estate page-turner Unreal Estate, the property was purchased in 1953 for a reported $125,000 by celebrity psychic and astrologer-to-the-stars Anthony Norvell, who claimed to have sublet it at various times to Howard Hughes, Prince Ranier of Monaco and, “The King” himself, Elvis Presley.
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Stars React to Bill Cosby Verdict, Recognize Mel Brooks and Martin Scorsese at TCM Film Festival Opening Night

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Stars React to Bill Cosby Verdict, Recognize Mel Brooks and Martin Scorsese at TCM Film Festival Opening Night
En route to perform two back-to-back shows in Vegas, Mel Brooks made a pit stop to introduce the 50th anniversary world premiere restoration of “The Producers” at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, but it was another comedy legend that everyone on the red carpet was talking about: Bill Cosby.

Rosanna Arquette agreed with the verdict. “Justice was served today,” she said. “I cried for the women. But we all feel justice was served. And let’s hope it keeps going with many other people whose lives and careers have been ravaged by predators.” Arquette was one of the many women to speak out amid the sexual harassment controversy surrounding Harvey Weinstein.

“I think he has to get some time even though it was so long ago,” said Dana Delany, who was celebrating a different milestone — her TV series “China Beach” premiered 30 years ago on the day. “I’m happy
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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils 2018 MeetMarket projects

65 filmmaker teams from around the world will pitch to international and UK decision makers.

Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 7-12) has revealed the titles that will pitch for funding at the 14th edition of its MeetMarket initiative.

A total of 65 filmmaker teams from 20 countries will pitch to international and UK decision makers for research, development and production funding. Around 300 decision makers from 20 countries are expected with execs from YouTube, ESPN, Starz and The Financial Times.

At the Alternate Realities Market, which includes digital titles, a further 25 Vr and interactive projects will pitch in one-to-one meetings to a range of specialist decision makers.
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Lpga Tournament Gets Lesson in Hollywood History

Lpga Tournament Gets Lesson in Hollywood History
The venerable Wilshire Country Club, where Howard Hughes, Harold Lloyd, Leslie Nielsen and Tommy Smothers were members — but Mickey Rooney was not — is opening its Rossmore Avenue gates to professional golf next week when it hosts an Lpga tournament.

The inaugural Hugel-jtbc L.A. Open, with a purse of $1.5 million and featuring one of the deepest fields in women's golf in some time, will be held Thursday through April 22 at the Hancock Park layout.

While the PGA Tour comes to Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades each February, this will mark the Lpga's ...
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]
The Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners of the 1980s include both well-known leading ladies and beloved veteran actresses. The decade saw stars like Jessica Lange, Geena Davis and Anjelica Huston earn their Oscars, joining Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Linda Hunt, Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, who have all had solid careers since their wins. The decade also has two winning actresses that have since died, Maureen Stapleton and Peggy Ashcroft, though their performances will not be forgotten.

Who is your favorite Best Supporting Actress winner of the 1980s? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Mary Steenburgen, “Melvin and Howard” (1980) — The decade started off with Steenburgen winning her Oscar for “Melvin and Howard,” about Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat), who claimed to be the heir of Howard Hughes‘ fortune. Steenburgen plays Lynda, Melvin’s wife who takes up stripping and is frustrated by Melvin’s behavior. This
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