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Christopher Walken movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Deer Hunter,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can’

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Christopher Walken movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Deer Hunter,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Christopher Walken will celebrate his 76th birthday on March 31, 2019. The actor, who was born in Astoria, Queens, has been acting for roughly 60 years, having started out as a child performer on various television shows. He would attend one year of college at Hofstra University but then would drop out when he was cast in his first off-Broadway show. Considering Walken’s serious career as an actor, it is probably surprising to learn that this first show was a frothy musical comedy which also launched the career of another young performer named Liza Minnelli.

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Walken would then go on to a quite prolific stage career appearing on and off-Broadway in all sorts of productions in everything from Shakespeare to Chekov. Eventually he would begin working in film and began to reappear on television. A scene stealing role in 1977’s
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Christopher Walken movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Christopher Walken movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Christopher Walken will celebrate his 76th birthday on March 31, 2019. The actor, who was born in Astoria, Queens, has been acting for roughly 60 years, having started out as a child performer on various television shows. He would attend one year of college at Hofstra University but then would drop out when he was cast in his first off-Broadway show. Considering Walken’s serious career as an actor, it is probably surprising to learn that this first show was a frothy musical comedy which also launched the career of another young performer named Liza Minnelli.

Walken would then go on to a quite prolific stage career appearing on and off-Broadway in all sorts of productions in everything from Shakespeare to Chekov. Eventually he would begin working in film and began to reappear on television. A scene stealing role in 1977’s Best Picture Oscar winner “Annie Hall” would then lead him to
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Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Review – Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake, 2018.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Grace Van Patten and Jimmi Simpson.

Synopsis:

Sam, a layabout, shaggy no-user, finds himself chained to the charm of a mysterious stranger after she goes missing. Through various puzzles and bizarre locations in Los Angeles, he stumbles on a much bigger conspiracy.

Often, the best films are the ones you didn’t expect. David Robert Mitchell already secured critics’ approval with his first feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover. But what came next knocked their socks off (but definitely kept their pants on). It Follows was an instant success, blending the percolating, pitiless moving dread of Carpenter with a tale of sexual deviance wired to the supernatural, thematically prescient but paralysing on a primal level.

It has been said that fame can cause one to become disillusioned with one’s craft, caught up
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Mickey Rourke in Year Of The Dragon Available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives

Great news for fans of Mickey Rourke! Year Of The Dragon is available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives. Pre-order information can be found Here.

Corruption. Extortion. Sometimes, even assassination. For the tradition-bound mob bosses of Manhattan’s Chinatown, there are age-old ways of running things. And now there’s police captain Stanley White’s way.

Mickey Rourke portrays White, a war veteran who has a Vietnam-sized chip on his shoulder when dealing with an emerging blood feud in Chinatown. John Lone plays the crime lord standing in the line of fire of White’s relentless campaign. And Academy Award®-winning* director Michael Cimino, working from a screenplay based on the novel by Robert Daley (Prince of the City) and coscripted by Oliver Stone, fills the screen with adrenaline rushes of action and excitement.

Mickey Rourke stars as Stanley White, the “most decorated cop in the history of the New York Police Department
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A Hostless Oscars? The Last Time the Academy Tried That, Things Got Ugly

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A Hostless Oscars? The Last Time the Academy Tried That, Things Got Ugly
But be careful what you wish for, all you who have longed for a hostless Oscars after Kevin Hart dropped out in December — and the Academy failed to line up a replacement.

After all, the last Academy Awards show that didn’t have a host, the 61st Oscars in 1989, is widely considered the worst Oscars ever. No, the lack of a host didn’t really have much to do with the show’s multitudinous failures. And no, this year’s producer, Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director, Glenn Weiss, aren’t likely to make the kind of mistakes that Allan Carr made back then.

But looking at that show, it’s hard not to think that a steady hand at the helm would have helped.

Also Read: Who Should Host the Oscars Now? Hollywood Offers Suggestions

If you remember that 1989 show, you probably don’t remember it as the Oscars
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Here Are the Stars With the Most Oscars - Yes, Meryl Streep Is One of Them

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In spite of the flubs and controversies over the years, the Oscars still haven't lost their prestige. Film buffs keep going back to the award show over the years for one thing: the wins. When it comes to Oscar heavyweights, we bet you're already thinking of the inimitable, mega-talented queen that is Meryl Streep. While the seasoned actress is indeed one of the biggest names in the Academy, she doesn't actually have the most wins. The real champion is still one of the biggest names in the world of film-making. Here's a brief history of Academy Award record holders for your knowledge - as well as trivia ammo that you can drop at your next Oscar viewing party.

Who has the most wins?

In the history of the Oscars, only one person has ever had four Academy Award wins: Katharine Hepburn, the greatest female screen legend according to the American Film Institute.
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Here Are the Stars With the Most Oscars - Yes, Meryl Streep Is One of Them

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Here Are the Stars With the Most Oscars - Yes, Meryl Streep Is One of Them
In spite of the flubs and controversies over the years, the Oscars still haven't lost their prestige. Film buffs keep going back to the award show over the years for one thing: the wins. When it comes to Oscar heavyweights, we bet you're already thinking of the inimitable, mega-talented queen that is Meryl Streep. While the seasoned actress is indeed one of the biggest names in the Academy, she doesn't actually have the most wins. The real champion is still one of the biggest names in the world of film-making. Here's a brief history of Academy Award record holders for your knowledge - as well as trivia ammo that you can drop at your next Oscar viewing party.

Who has the most wins?

In the history of the Oscars, only one person has ever had four Academy Award wins: Katharine Hepburn, the greatest female screen legend according to the American Film Institute.
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How many of his record 4 Oscar nominations for ‘Roma’ will Alfonso Cuaron win?

How many of his record 4 Oscar nominations for ‘Roma’ will Alfonso Cuaron win?
Alfonso Cuaron just became the sixth person to reap four Oscar nominations for the same film. He contends as the producer, director, writer and cinematographer on “Roma,” his memoir of his early years in Mexico. But how many of these races will he win? To find out, let’s take a look back at how well the first four fellows to pull of this record feat fared at the Oscars.

Orson Welles made Oscar history in 1942 by earning four Oscar nominations for his first film “Citizen Kane.” He contended for producing, directing, acting and writing. He only won for the latter, sharing the Best Original Screenplay prize with Herman J. Mankiewicz. “How Green Was My Valley” won Best Picture and John Ford took home the third of his record four Best Director awards for that film. And Gary Cooper picked up the first of his two Best Actor Oscars for “Sergeant York.
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Here’s how Regina King can still win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Here’s how Regina King can still win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar
As expected, Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk” at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, a week after taking home the Golden Globe. And just like that, her televised precursor run is done until the Oscars since she was snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTA. So will the Globe and Critics’ Choice Award be enough for her to go all the way? It’s been done before.

Since BAFTA moved its ceremony to before the Oscars 18 years ago, two people have won the Oscar with just the Globe and Critics’ Choice Award: Chris Cooper for Best Supporting Actor in “Adaptation” (2002) and Sean Penn for Best Actor in “Mystic River” (2003). Cooper lost the SAG and BAFTA to Christopher Walken (“Catch Me If You Can”), who was not nominated at the Globes or Critics’ Choice, the latter of which had three nominees back then.
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Cinematographers Share Their List of the 100 Best Shot Films of the 20th Century

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers has released a list of the 100 best shot films of the 20th century.

This list was released to "showcase the best of cinematography as selected by professional cinematographers.” Here's how the list was put together:

The process of cultivating the 100 films began with Asc members each submitting 10 to 25 titles that were personally inspirational or perhaps changed the way they approached their craft. “I asked them — as cinematographers, members of the Asc, artists, filmmakers and people who love film and whose lives were shaped by films — to list the films that were most influential,” Fierberg explains. A master list was then complied, and members voted on what they considered to be the most essential 100 titles.

Here's a little sizzle reel that was cut together showcasing some of the films on the list:

It's hard to argue with the Top 10 films,
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The 100 Greatest Achievements in Cinematography in the 20th Century, According to Asc

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) this year, they’ve polled their members to determine 100 milestone films in the art and craft of cinematography of the 20th century. Topping the list is David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia, shot by Freddie Young. Also in the top ten is Blade Runner (Jordan Cronenweth), The Conformist (Vittorio Storaro), Days of Heaven (Néstor Almendros), and more.

Organized by Steven Fierberg, he said “Asc members wanted to call attention to the most significant achievements of the cinematographer’s art but not refer to one achievement as ‘better’ than another. The selected films represent a range of styles, eras and visual artistry, but most importantly, it commemorates films that are inspirational or influential to Asc members and have exhibited enduring influence on generations of filmmakers.”

See the top 10 below, along with the full list.

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Freddie Young,
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January 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Purge: Season One, Hell Fest, 8Mm, Let The Corpses Tan, Castle Rock Season 1

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Hello, readers, and welcome to a new year of releases! We may already be well into the month of January, but this is our first official weekly Blu-ray and DVD recap of 2019, since last week was a quiet one on the home media front, and we already have a ton of titles to get excited for this Tuesday. If you happened to miss Hell Fest when it was in theaters last year, you can now catch up with Gregory Plotkin’s slasher on various formats, and as far as recent genre series are concerned, the first seasons of both The Purge and Castle Rock are making their way home tomorrow as well.

Scream Factory is kicking off another great year of releases with the Nic Cage thriller 8Mm, and Scorpion Releasing has put together a special edition Blu for Blind Date that cult fans are going to want to pick up.
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'The Deer Hunter': THR's 1978 Review

On Dec. 8, 1978, Universal released the 183-minute Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter. The Michael Cimino film went on to win five Oscars at the 51st Academy Awards, including best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

No point in beating around the bush. For me, The Deer Hunter is the great American film of 1978. I realize that we still have a few major releases yet to come, like Superman, but I can't imagine anything more timely, more important, more uncompromising than this Universal-emi production. It reaffirms that Robert De Niro is one of the finest actors of our ...
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Will ‘A Star Is Born’ be the 4th film to win Best Picture and lead acting Oscars?

Will ‘A Star Is Born’ be the 4th film to win Best Picture and lead acting Oscars?
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are aiming to be the eighth onscreen duo to win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars. But they could join even more rarefied air if “A Star Is Born” also wins Best Picture, as only three films ever have swept those three categories.

All three films that have accomplished this just so happened to be the only three films to claim the Big Five awards as well: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and a screenplay award. The first film to do so was “It Happened One Night” (1934), which picked up statuettes for leads Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, director Frank Capra and screenwriter Robert Riskin.

It’d be 41 years before it occurred again, achieved by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), with victories for helmer Milos Forman, stars Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, and screenwriters Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman.

See
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Thanksgiving rotten leftovers: 12 biggest box office movie turkeys ranked, including ‘Battlefield Earth,’ ‘Heaven’s Gate,’ ‘Ishtar’

Thanksgiving rotten leftovers: 12 biggest box office movie turkeys ranked, including ‘Battlefield Earth,’ ‘Heaven’s Gate,’ ‘Ishtar’
All films start out with the greatest of intentions, but some of them fail in massive proportions. When hit with budget over-runs, scripts rewritten by committee and other problems, they can be headed to the garbage dumps of movie history. Take a tour now through our photo gallery featuring 12 of the biggest box office bombs of all time. These turkeys might make you sick to your stomach, but let’s take a photo gallery tour anyway to look over these these rotten leftovers.

1. Battlefield Earth – 2000

John Travolta fought for many years to get this adaptation of the L. Ron Hubbard novel made into a movie. Set in the year 3000, the science-fiction film is set on an Earth that has been ruled for 1,000 years by the brutal Psychlos.

2. Heaven’s Gate – 1980

Michael Cimino had full reign to do what he wanted coming off Best Picture and Best Director wins two years earlier for “The Deer Hunter.
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‘Gormenghast’: Neil Gaiman, Akiva Goldsman & Toby Whithouse On Adapting Mervyn Peake’s Epic – Q&A

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Exclusive: Gormenghast, the sprawling epic created by British author Mervyn Peake, is finally set to get the adaptation it deserves as it’s now possible to put the “impossible on screen”, according to Neil Gaiman, Toby Whithouse and Akiva Goldsman.

In an exclusive interview with Deadline, the trio talk about how they first fell in love with the books, which were first published in 1946, explain why Warner Bros’ big-screen remake didn’t happen and discuss their plans to turn Peake’s world into a big-budget premium television series.

This comes after American Gods’ Gaiman, A Beautiful Mind’s Goldsman and Being Human creator and Doctor Who writer Whithouse teamed up with The Deer Hunter producer Barry Spikings and Howards End producer David A. Stern on the project with Fremantle. The books follow the inhabitants of Castle Gormenghast, a sprawling, decaying, gothic-like structure with a raft of characters including Titus, the
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Being Human creator to write Gormenghast TV series

Earlier this year it was revealed that Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) had been tapped to develop a TV series based upon author Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast book series for Freemantle North America, and now it has been announced that Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has signed on as a writer and executive producer.

Deadline reports that Whithouse will work alongside Gaiman and Goldsman on the project, with the latter serving as non-writing executive producers along with Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) and David A. Stern (Howards End).

Peake’s book series follows the inhabitants of “Castle Gormenghast, a sprawling, decaying, gothic-like structure with a raft of characters including Titus, the heir to the throne of the House of Groan, scheming kitchen boy Steerpike and twin sisters Cora and Clarice.”

The first two books in Peake’s series – Titus Groan and Gormenghast – were previously adapted
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‘Doctor Who’ Writer Toby Whithouse To Pen & Exec Produce Neil Gaiman & Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Gormenghast’

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‘Doctor Who’ Writer Toby Whithouse To Pen & Exec Produce Neil Gaiman & Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Gormenghast’
Exclusive: Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse is to pen and exec produce Fremantle’s adaptation of fantasy drama Gormenghast.

Whithouse, who created BBC Three fantasy thriller Being Human, is to work alongside Good Omens and American GodsNeil Gaiman and A Beautiful Mind’s Akiva Goldsman on the project. The latter pair will serve as non-writing exec producers alongside Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) and David A. Stern (Howards End), who was instrumental in bringing this deal together.

The series is being developed and produced out of Fremantle’s U.S. division, which also produces American Gods for Starz, with Director of Scripted Development Oliver Jones overseeing the project.

This comes after Deadline revealed in April that the Rtl-owned producer and distributor won a hotly contested battle to option the five books in the series, written by British author Mervyn Peake from literary agent Jonathan Sissons at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop.
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October 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mandy, Chillers: The Complete Series, Our House, Slender Man

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It’s almost time, dear readers! Halloween is nearly upon us, and we have one last batch of killer Blu-ray and DVD releases to get us ready for All Hallows’ Eve this week. One of the best films of 2018—Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy —arrives on both formats this Tuesday, courtesy of Rlje Films, and both Slender Man and Our House come home as well. The Matrix Trilogy is getting a much-deserved 4K treatment from Warner Bros., and a series that I really enjoyed back in the day—Chillers, hosted by Anthony Perkins—is headed to DVD, and I’m so excited to get the opportunity to finally revisit it.

Cult film fans will definitely want to pick up a copy of the Special Edition of Torso from Arrow Video, and Vinegar Syndrome is doing the Dark Lord’s work with a quartet of releases they have on tap as well, including The Incubus,
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Video Essay. Anaphora: James Gray's "We Own the Night"

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James Gray's We Own the Night (2007) is showing October 6 – November 5 in the United Kingdom, and October 14 – November 12, 2018 in many countries around the world. Anaphora is an on-going series of video essays exploring the neglected films by major directors.James Gray has got to be one of the most abnormal directors to ever wind up something of a cult figure, because ultimately he isn't making "cult" films. His defenders are passionate, his movies never win awards and the films that critics like don’t make any money. And yet what is he doing? Making the kind of movie that used to come out in American theaters once a month in the 1970s. Crime dramas, historical picaresques, doomed romances, movies about troubled people caught in a landslide of fate and bad luck. They'd be ordinary movies in a different time, but today they're special because no one else makes them. James
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