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Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97

Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97
Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97.

Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, according to family spokeswomen Christine Gillow.

The Brooklyn native began at Warner Bros. in the early 1940s and had a hand in more than 2,000 posters during his iconic career, working on films for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock (1954's Dial M for Murder), Elia Kazan (1955's East of Eden) and ...
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Martin Scorsese Says His Next Film The Irishman Has Almost 300 Scenes!

Martin Scorsese isn't messing around with his new film The Irishman. He's going all out on this sucker and he shot almost 300 scenes for the film to prove it! In case you're wondering... that's a lot of scenes! That makes The Irishman the biggest production of his career and we probably won't even get to see it on the big screen! As you know, The Irishman is a Netflix exclusive. An average number of scenes shot for a film ranges from 40 to 60 scenes, so this movie is going to be epic.

Scorsese is certainly taking advantage of the opportunity that Netflix has given him and by the time the film is done, he will have spent over $140 million. A good chunk of that money is going to the effects department who are using CGI to digitally de-age several of the actors in the film including Robert De Niro, who stars
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Martin Scorsese: ‘The Irishman’ Has Almost 300 Scenes, Which Made It Challenging to Storyboard

Martin Scorsese: ‘The Irishman’ Has Almost 300 Scenes, Which Made It Challenging to Storyboard
Martin Scorsese fans figured the director’s upcoming gangster drama “The Irishman” was one of his most ambitions undertakings to date after the budget soared over the $140 million mark during production, and now the director has revealed another massive production tidbit: “The Irishman” has almost 300 scenes. Speaking at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (via GamesRadar), Scorsese admitted the scope of “The Irishman” prevented him from relying on his normal storyboard tactics.

“In this latest film, there are so many scenes – almost 300 scenes – and it was hard to get to location, but when I got there I’d work out the angles,” Scorsese said about relying more on day-of planning than pre-planning. “But it was primarily bringing out the actors and making the shoot comfortable. That became the mise-en-scène, for me. And that has a lot to do with ‘On The Waterfront,’ ‘East Of Eden,’ ‘Wild River.’ Beautiful films.”

The more immediate
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Jane Seymour Poses (With Clothes On) for Playboy at Age 67

Jane Seymour is one of the most well-known English actresses. She has played a Bond girl in Live and Let Die but is also known for her roles in East of Eden, War and Remembrance, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She has received considerable recognition during her acting career as well, having won an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and her very own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the home front, she has also been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the arts. In recent news, Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour Poses (With Clothes On) for Playboy at Age 67
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2018 Oscar predictions: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on track to be 3rd youngest Best Actor nominee ever

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2018 Oscar predictions: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on track to be 3rd youngest Best Actor nominee ever
If 22-year-old actor Timothee Chalamet earns an Oscar nomination on Tuesday, January 23 for “Call Me By Your Name,” he will make history as only the third youngest Best Actor nominee in Academy Awards history. The two youngest nominees are Jackie Cooper, who was nine when he earned a bid for “Skippy” (1931), and Mickey Rooney, who at 19 received a nom for “Babes in Arms” (1939). Who are some of the other youngest Best Actor nominees? Click through our Oscars photo gallery below to find out.

According to Gold Derby’s combined predictions, Chalamet is currently in second place with 7/2 odds to earn a Best Actor nomination, behind only frontrunner Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with leading 17/10 odds. Chalamet has already popped up at precursors such as SAG, Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and BAFTA, so an Oscar nomination seems like a no-brainer. The other predicted Oscar nominees are Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya
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Oscar Voters: Don’t Forget ‘Mother,’ Ridley Scott and 2017’s Other Unsung Heroes

Oscar Voters: Don’t Forget ‘Mother,’ Ridley Scott and 2017’s Other Unsung Heroes
Lord knows, we don’t need another awards show. But the year in film has seen some extraordinary work and though the usual “for your consideration” conversations are valid, they seem insufficient in some cases.

There is a long list of people who are worthy of Oscar consideration, so don’t forget these people when filling out your Oscar ballots, which are due Jan. 12. But let’s also give them special recognition, a round of applause for doing work that was above and beyond.

Wind River

Writer-director Taylor Sheridan and his “Wind River” team deserve awards attention for delivering an entertaining and relevant film. Beyond that, they deserve a salute for wresting control of the movie away from the original distributor, the Weinstein Co. As soon as the story broke on Oct. 5 about that industry bully-rapist, Sheridan and Acacia Entertainment renegotiated everything and made sure that no profits will go to TWC, but instead
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Lois Smith Delivers a Career Best With 'Marjorie Prime' (Exclusive)

Lois Smith Delivers a Career Best With 'Marjorie Prime' (Exclusive)
When it comes to collecting recent accolades like Windsor International Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award, Lois Smith, who made her film debut in 1955’s East of Eden opposite James Dean and has had notable roles in Twisterand on True Blood, says it’s mostly a matter of longevity. “Those words,” she tells Et, referring to lifetime achievement, “are a little alarming.” But all the recent fuss, as she describes it, comes as the longtime actress is earning the best reviews of her career for Marjorie Prime, a sci-fi film directed by Michael Almereyda based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Jordan Harrison.

“It’s not why one does the work, but it’s nice when it happens,” Smith says ever-so-diplomatically as she’s perched on a sofa in the lobby of the Thompson Hotel, just outside the Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago.

Marjorie Prime, which was released in August after premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
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Luca Guadagnino Replaces Gary Ross On ‘Burial Rites’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence

One point in her career, Jennifer Lawerence was plotting a string of features with “The Hunger Games” director Gary Ross. The duo had planned to tackle two adaptations, John Steinbeck‘s “East Of Eden” and Hannah Kent‘s bestselling “Burial Rites.” Neither project really got off the ground, and both them have gone on to other things.

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‘Marjorie Prime’ Star Lois Smith on Becoming an Oscar Contender at 87

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‘Marjorie Prime’ Star Lois Smith on Becoming an Oscar Contender at 87
This story about Lois Smith first appeared in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. This fall, Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater played a double feature that represented bookends in the film career of underrated acting treasure Lois Smith. The first film was her feature debut, “East of Eden,” the James Dean classic directed by Elia Kazan. The second was one of her latest, “Marjorie Prime,” an intriguing and chilly sci-fi drama from Michael Almereyda. Marjorie is a role Smith can’t seem to get rid of — she workshopped the Jordan Harrison play before it premiered Off Broadway and became a Pulitzer.
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The Quad Salutes Lois Smith by Screening Her Career Highlights

Smith in “Marjorie Prime

Just days ago Lois Smith received this year’s Golden Key Award for Career Achievement at the Key West Film Festival. Now comes word that the industry vet will be honored at New York City’s Quad Cinema. Four of her career highlights will be screened: “East of Eden,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Foxes,” and “Marjorie Prime.” Released earlier this year, the latter sees Smith playing a former violinist in the middle stages of dementia. She maintains a close relationship with her late husband who exists in the form of a holographic projection (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”). Smith received excellent reviews for the sci-fi flick.

“Enjoying her seventh decade onscreen, actress par excellence Lois Smith was recently on view at the Quad recreating her stage triumph with her beautiful multifaceted performance in ‘Marjorie Prime’ — and now she’s back in theaters with ‘Lady Bird,’” an announcement from The Quad reads.
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Lois Smith to Receive Career Achievement Honor at Key West Film Festival

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Lois Smith has been making her mark on the screen and stage for seven decades. The celebrated actress is set to receive the Golden Key Award for Career Achievement at the Key West Film Festival, a press release has announced.

East of Eden,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Tumbleweeds,” “Twister,” and “Please Give” are among Smith’s film credits. She’s been earning raves for her latest offering, “Marjorie Prime.” Based on the Pulitzer-nominated play of the same name, the Sundance hit is set in the near future and sees Smith playing Marjorie, a former violinist in the middle stages of dementia. She maintains a close relationship with her late husband via interacting with a holographic projection of him (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”).

Smith’s small screen credits include “Grace and Frankie,” “True Blood,” and “ER.” She’s worked extensively in theater and received Tony
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Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More

Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

-The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Timothée Chalamet with the Rising Star Award – Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in “Call Me by Your Name.” The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4 – 15, 2018. Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Terrence Howard, and Adam Beach.

Timothée Chalamet gives a stirring performance as Elio, a 17-year-old on the brink of passion and self-discovery. It’s an intimate and erotic performance that transports the audience to another time and place and stays with us long after we’ve left the theater,” said Festival
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Lois Smith Honored by American Cinematheque, Windsor International Film Festival (Exclusive)

Lois Smith Honored by American Cinematheque, Windsor International Film Festival (Exclusive)
Lois Smith’s award season campaign is heating up. The veteran performer is being talked about as a possible best supporting actress contender for her work in last summer’s acclaimed science-fiction drama “Marjorie Prime.” She’ll be hitting the trail armed with some key career retrospectives.

From Friday Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, the American Cinematheque will host a film series honoring the actress entitled “A Lois Smith Primer,” consisting of three double features that cover important stops in her film resume. Smith is a character actress who first shared the screen with James Dean in “East of Eden.” In “Marjorie Prime,” Smith plays an elderly woman who is comforted by an avatar of her dead husband. Smith also has a supporting turn this year in “Lady Bird.”

The six films in the series, presented as double-features over three nights are: “Twister” (1996) and “Minority Report” (2002) on Friday, “Marjorie Prime” (2017) and “East of Eden” (1955) on Saturday, and “[link
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‘Marjorie Prime’ Star Lois Smith On Her “Once-In-a-Lifetime” Journey From Stage To Screen — The Contenders London

‘Marjorie Prime’ Star Lois Smith On Her “Once-In-a-Lifetime” Journey From Stage To Screen — The Contenders London
Acting for the stage and screen for six decades—and sharing the screen with James Dean in East of Eden, her first big gig—Lois Smith may have found the role of a lifetime in Michael Almereyda's Sundance-premiering indie, Marjorie Prime. But to be clear, the actress' first experience with the material was on stage in both Los Angeles and New York. Based on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play of the same name, the compelling sci-fi drama boasts a unique…
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Sinister Shadows Featured in Classic Clip & Exclusive New Poster for The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration

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An essential must-see for horror fans who enjoy films set in eerie abodes on dark and stormy nights, The Dark Old House (1932), co-starring the legendary Boris Karloff, is coming to select theaters like never before this October in a stunning 4K digital restoration from Cohen Media Group, and we've been provided with an exclusive reveal of the new poster for the film and a clip that offers a look at the eye-popping makeover given to the classic shadow puppet scene.

Below, you can watch the creepy clip and check out the new poster, which will be included in the Blu-ray / DVD booklet for the film's new home media release on October 24th. We also have the previous press release with full details on The Old Dark House 4K restoration, and keep an eye out for the film in select theaters beginning Friday, October 6th, including the Quad theater in New York City.
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October 2017 VOD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, Better Watch Out, War For The Planet Of The Apes

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With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.

October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to.
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The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration Home Media Release Details & Cover Art

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He played iconic roles like Frankenstein's monster and Imhotep (aka The Mummy), but Boris Karloff also instilled life in so many other intriguing characters, including Morgan in The Old Dark House, coming to Blu-ray (in a 4K restoration), DVD, and digital platforms this October from the Cohen Film Collection:

Press Release: Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that the landmark thriller The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, will be released by the Cohen Film Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on October 24, 2017. The home video release features the dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel Benighted, this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In The Old Dark House, Whale puts a surprising spin on
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John Steinbeck's Stepdaughter Awarded $13M by Jury in Heirs' Fight

John Steinbeck's Stepdaughter Awarded $13M by Jury in Heirs' Fight
After a weeklong trial and just a few hours of deliberation, a Los Angeles jury has awarded $13.15 million to the stepdaughter of prolific writer John Steinbeck.

Waverly Scott Kaffaga, the daughter of Steinbeck's third wife Elaine, brought this lawsuit in 2014. She alleged she inherited control over the works at issue when her mother died and that the author's son Thom and his wife Gail Knight Steinbeck were blocking her ability to negotiate film adaptations of her stepfather's works, including East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath. Thom died last year, leaving his...
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John Steinbeck's Feuding Heirs Head to Trial Over Steven Spielberg 'Grapes of Wrath' Adaptation

John Steinbeck's Feuding Heirs Head to Trial Over Steven Spielberg 'Grapes of Wrath' Adaptation
On Aug. 29, the descendants of the late great American novelist John Steinbeck will begin a weeklong trial that's largely focused on two films that were never made — a DreamWorks adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath, once set to be directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and a Universal/Imagine adaptation of East of Eden.

For decades, the Steinbeck clan has feuded with each other for control of the Nobel Prize-winning fiction author's works. For a while, that meant termination notices pursuant to copyright law. There was later some issue over whether literary agents were operating without a license. Most recently, the...
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Gkids acquires sci-fi animation 'Napping Princess'

Gkids acquires sci-fi animation 'Napping Princess'
Film won best animated feature award at Fantasia Film Festival; distributor plans September release.

Gkids has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature Napping Princess.

Gkids will release the film theatrically on September 8 in New York City and Los Angeles, with a national expansion to follow.

Napping Princess, a sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, centres on the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio, as they set out to find Kokone’s missing father who has been accused of a crime.

Kokone soon realises she must tap into a world only accessible through her dreams in order to solve the mystery.

The film is written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the director of East Of Eden and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Formerly known as Ancien And The Magic Tablet, Napping Princess was an official selection at this year’s Annecy Int’l Animation
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