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Hollywood Flashback: In 1948, a Hurricane Hit Bogart and Bacall in 'Key Largo'

Hollywood Flashback: In 1948, a Hurricane Hit Bogart and Bacall in 'Key Largo'
Key Largo.

The Hollywood Reporter called the John Huston film noir "a tense and vigorous drama that is inevitably headed for a leading position on Warners' list of top grossers this year." (It took in $8.1 million domestic — $82 million today — and ranked 12th among all films in 1948.) Largo's plot centered on a World War II veteran (Humphrey Bogart, then 48) visiting a Florida Keys hotel run by an...
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Night Moves

Arthur Penn’s detective movie is one of the best ever in the genre, one that rewards repeat viewings particularly well. Gumshoe Harry Moseby compartmentalizes his marriage, his job, his past and the greedy Hollywood has-beens he meets, not realizing that everything is interconnected, and fully capable of assembling a world-class conspiracy. Gene Hackman tops a sterling cast in the film that introduced most of us to Melanie Griffith.

Night Moves

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1975 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date August 15, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Melanie Griffith, Susan Clark, Edward Binns, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, Janet Ward, James Woods, Anthony Costello.

Cinematography: Bruce Surtees

Production Designer: George Jenkins

Film Editor: Dede Allen

Original Music: Michael Small

Written by Alan Sharp

Produced by Robert M. Sherman

Directed by Arthur Penn

Night Moves is a superb detective thriller that plays with profound ideas without getting its fingers burned.
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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance
'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca
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Why Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Murders Project Would Be a Radical Change of Pace

Why Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Murders Project Would Be a Radical Change of Pace
It’s safe to say that Quentin Tarantino is not happy about Tuesday’s breaking news that his next almost-finished untitled script is based on the true history of the Charles Manson murders. That’s because the writer-director, who is one of Hollywood’s great true auteurs with a unique voice that is inimitable, likes to write his screenplays in private.

Tarantino is an artist, backed by patrons Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who has routinely turned down big-studio directing gigs in order to pursue his own muse. And he can be sensitive to the slings and arrows of public opinion. That’s because he wants to leave a meaningful cinematic legacy of just 10 films. So while he could always change his mind (as Steven Soderbergh did) about his career path, Tarantino does not take lightly his choice of what those last two films will be. (The last one might be “Kill Bill: Vol. 3,
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Why Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Murders Project Would Be a Radical Change of Pace

Why Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Murders Project Would Be a Radical Change of Pace
It’s safe to say that Quentin Tarantino is not happy about Tuesday’s breaking news that his next almost-finished untitled script is based on the true history of the Charles Manson murders. That’s because the writer-director, who is one of Hollywood’s great true auteurs with a unique voice that is inimitable, likes to write his screenplays in private.

Tarantino is an artist, backed by patrons Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who has routinely turned down big-studio directing gigs in order to pursue his own muse. And he can be sensitive to the slings and arrows of public opinion. That’s because he wants to leave a meaningful cinematic legacy of just 10 films. So while he could always change his mind (as Steven Soderbergh did) about his career path, Tarantino does not take lightly his choice of what those last two films will be. (The last one might be “Kill Bill: Vol. 3,
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"Peyton Place" 60th Anniversary Screening, July 12, L.A.

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Mark Robson’s 1957 film Peyton Place celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. The film, which runs 157 minutes, stars Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry More, and Hope Lange.

Please Note: Actress Terry Moore is currently scheduled to appear at the screening as part of a Q & A regarding the film and her career.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

Peyton Place (1957)

60th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, July 12, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Q & A with Co-Star Terry Moore

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 60th anniversary screening of 'Peyton Place,' the smash hit movie version of Grace Metalious’s best-selling novel. The film earned nine top Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Marjorie Morningstar

The most-read book since Gone with the Wind looked at the coming of age struggle of an ambitious, upwardly mobile Jewish girl in the 1930s. This glossy film version gives Natalie Wood an ‘adult’ role and provides Gene Kelly with the seemingly optimal character of a troubled theatrical artiste. Good intentions aside, the show lacks guidance — and may have harmed Kelly’s acting career.

Marjorie Morningstar

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1958 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 128 min. / Street Date May 9, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane, Martin Milner, Carolyn Jones, Martin Balsam, Edd Byrnes, George Tobias, Jesse White, Paul Picerni, Ruta Lee, Shelley Fabares, Lana Wood.

Cinematography: Harry Stradling

Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted

Original Music: Max Steiner

Written by Everett Freeman from the novel by Herman Wouk

Produced by Milton Sperling

Directed by Irving Rapper

When doing interviews for West Side Story we found out that
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My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen

My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen
A movie starring two famous actors who happen to be married in real-life: On paper, it sounds like it should be a sure-fire win. In reality? It’s not that simple.

It’s no wonder that famous couples might be hesitant to collaborate in a movie, even if it was guaranteed to smash the box office: Working with your spouse is hard, and it wouldn’t make it any easier to know that throngs of people would be examining the final product, looking for all possible glimpses into your personal life.

Occasionally, some famous couples have considered that possibility and decided,
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‘Cul-De-Sac’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Iain Quarrier | Written by Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach | Directed by Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski’s taste for dark absurdist comedy is in full swing in 1966 comedy-thriller Cul-De-Sac. It’s his second English-language film, sandwiched between Repulsion and Fearless Vampire Killers. Compared with his towering classics (and there are a few) it is slight, but even minor Polanski is a joy to watch.

Especially with a setup like this. We open with Dickey (Lionel Stander, the spit of Ernest Borgnine) and Albie (Jack MacGowran), their car sputtering along the Northumberland coast. Albie is dying from a gunshot wound, so Dickey heads off for help, and finds himself on a coastal island, in a castle owned by George (Donald Pleasence) and his glamorous wife Teresa (Françoise Dorléac).

So begins a strange semi-hostage relationship between the very American gangsters and the gentle married couple.
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Directors and the film which made them great Part 2

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Dave Roper

The Directors, The Auteurs, the Commanders of the Ship, Masters of All They Survey. This is the second of this two-part series on the greatest directors with more of cinematic luminaries under the spotlight. You can see the first part of this article here. You can catch up with the greatest writers, and the greatest actors here.

Here’s Part Two.

Howard HawksThe Big Sleep

Hawks, like his peer Billy Wilder, proved a genre-hopping master. Like Wilder, he had his crime/noir masterpieces (Scarface, The Big Sleep) and his comedies (Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday). Hawks also did a strong line in westerns, with Red River and Rio Bravo the best known and best regarded of this latter-career focus of his. As with any director who covers a lot of thematic ground during their career, it can be difficult to choose a “Best”, as you
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Rob Stewart, Missing Documentarian and Conservationist, Found Dead After Deep-Water Diving

Rob Stewart, Missing Documentarian and Conservationist, Found Dead After Deep-Water Diving
Rob Stewart, the 37-year-old documentarian and conservationist who went missing a couple days ago, was found dead after his body was recovered off the Florida Keys, according to Variety. The Us Coast Guard confirmed the news on Friday, February 3, after days of searching for Stewart and soliciting volunteer help.

Body of diver Mr Stewart reportedly found @ depth of 220 ft by Rov assist to Key Largo Vol Fire Dept.

— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 4, 2017

The Canadian filmmaker had been on a deep-water dive, exploring the wreck of Queen of Nassau and shooting “Sharkwater: Extinction,” a follow-up to his 2006 documentary, “Sharkwater,” about how to get shark finning banned worldwide.

Read More: Rob Stewart Missing: Documentarian and Conservationist Was Shooting ‘Sharkwater’ Follow-Up

His family posted the following message on the “Sharkwater” website:

“Rob has been found, peacefully in the ocean. There are no words. We are so deeply grateful to everyone who helped search, and
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Rob Stewart, Filmmaker Best Known for the Documentary Sharkwater, Dies at 37

Rob Stewart, Filmmaker Best Known for the Documentary Sharkwater, Dies at 37
Rob Stewart, a Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist best known for his environmental documentary 2006 Sharkwater, was found dead in Florida after going missing while deep sea scuba diving on Tuesday. He was 37.

According to Variety, Stewart was working on a sequel to his critically acclaimed film — which earned 31 awards internationally — when he went missing underwater. His body was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard. In a tweet, the Coast Guard wrote, “Body of diver Mr Stewart reportedly found @ depth of 220 ft by ROV assist to Key Largo Vol Fire Dept.”

Friends, family members and organizations tried to find the
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Body Of Documentarian Rob Stewart Found Off Florida Keys; ‘Sharkwater’ Director Was 37

Body Of Documentarian Rob Stewart Found Off Florida Keys; ‘Sharkwater’ Director Was 37
The body of Canadian documentarian and conservationist Rob Stewart was found by divers today off the coast of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Stewart went missing Tuesday during a deep-water dive near Islamorada’s Alligator Reef. The recovery by a Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department dive team was confirmed by Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. The Miami Herald reported that Janszen said Stewart’s body “was very close to where he…
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Canadian Filmmaker Rob Stewart Found Dead After Scuba Dive

Canadian Filmmaker Rob Stewart Found Dead After Scuba Dive
Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist Rob Stewart’s body has been recovered off the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed on Friday. Stewart, 37, had gone missing after going deep sea scuba diving Tuesday, visiting the wreck of the Queen of Nassau. He was in the area filming a sequel to his documentary “Sharkwater.”

Body of diver Mr Stewart reportedly found @ depth of 220 ft by Rov assist to Key Largo Vol Fire Dept.

— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 4, 2017

The news comes after days of rescue operations. The Coast Guard solicited volunteer help, as did film distributor D Films, which worked with Stewart and considered him a “dear friend” of the company.

“If you have a boat with searchlights, please help,” a tweet for D Film’s account read, among other calls for help and retweeted articles and videos about the search.

It is great sorrow to hear that our friend Rob Stewart has passed.
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Blu-ray Review: The Asphalt Jungle Is Near Perfect

John Huston was one of the greatest mid-century (or ever) American directors. He directed The Maltese FalconThe African QueenKey LargoPrizzi's HonorThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Annie, and The Misfits, among others. Huston had previously been an opera singer, and enjoyed a healthy acting career as well when he choose to venture to the other side of the camera, with stints in ChinatownBattle for the Planet of the ApesWise Blood, and voice overs and narration for animated films such as The Black Cauldron and The Return of the King. And of course, he fathered actors Anjelica and Danny Huston. Today, we're going to delve into the Criterion Collection's recent blu-ray release of one of Huston's finest noirs, The Asphalt Jungle. Starring the manly Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen (so good here), Louis...

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Blu-ray Deal of the Week: 3 Warner Archive Blu-rays for $35

There are many great sales online this week, but the folks at Amazon are treating us to something special: 3 Warner Archive Blu-rays for $35.

While this might not be the lowest that we’ve seen prices on these Blu-rays (the WB Shop has had 5 for $50 sales in the past that have included Warner Archive Blu-rays), it is certainly a good deal on great films.

It looks as though many of these discs are selling quickly, and the time out from when they’ll ship for some of the more popular titles is growing. Below you’ll find a list of the titles which are included in this promotion.

As always, these are affiliate links and will help support this site, should you choose to make any purchases through them.

42nd Street A Mighty Wind Beware The Batman: Dark Justice Season 1 Part 2 Big Sleep Body Snatchers Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
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Married at First Sight’s Lillian Vilchez on Why She Fears Tom Wilson May End Their Marriage

Married at First Sight’s Lillian Vilchez on Why She Fears Tom Wilson May End Their Marriage
After her last relationship left her with a broken heart, Lillian Vilchez focused on her career, but the real estate agent is now ready to find lasting love with Tom Wilson, a yacht interior specialist, on â€.Married at First Sightâ€. (a social experiment show where couples meet for the first time on their wedding day). The newlyweds are alternating each week blogging exclusively about the ups and downs of marriage for People. Check back after every episode and follow them on Twitter: @Lillian_MAFS and @Tom_MAFS!

Guess what day it is!?… Itâ€.s Married At First Sight Tuesday!
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Portraits of Greed: Lasting Lessons of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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John Huston's 1948 masterpiece, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, examines the dark psyche of humanity; and continues to influence cinema into the 21st Century. Humphrey Bogart, one of our finest actors, encapsulates the greed, power, betrayal, and violence that looms inside humanity.

In the 1940s, overshadowed by the Second World War, Hollywood began to produce darker and more cynical films to reflect the mood of the nation. In this decade Hollywood saw the birth of film noir and a boom of gangster pictures; writer/director John Huston and his frequent collaborator, Humphrey Bogart, contributed to these genres with The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo, respectively, both classics in their own regard, but it’s 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre which dug deeper into the human psyche, and whose influence extends into the 21st Century’s best cinema.

The story is simple: Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) is looking for work in Tampico,
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The Seven Greatest Director/Actor Combos

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Some actors and directors go together like spaghetti and meatballs. They just gel together in a rare way that makes their collaborations special. Here is a list of the seven best parings of director and actor in film history.

7: Tim Burton & Johnny Depp:

Edward Scissorhands; Ed Wood; Sleepy Hollow; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Corpse Bride; Sweeney Todd; Alice in Wonderland; Dark Shadows

Of all the parings on this list, these two make the oddest films. (In a good way.) Tim Burton is one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers of his generation and Johnny Depp was once the polymorphous master of playing a wide variety of eccentric characters. They were a natural combo. Depp made most of his best films with Burton, before his current ‘Jack Sparrow’ period began. The duo had the knack for telling stories about misfits and freaks, yet making them seem sympathetic and likable.
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NFL's Russell Okung -- I'm Engaged!! Check Out The Rock

  • TMZ
Sorry, ladies ... another multi-million dollar NFL player is off the market ... this time it's Broncos Ol Russell Okung ... who just popped the question to his Gf of 2-and-a-half years. We spoke with Russell's new fiancee Samar Mekhail who tells us the big fella set a romantic mood for the proposal ... whisking her away to a tropical locale to ask for her hand. “It was absolutely incredible. We went to Key Largo for the weekend and
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