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Is James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ The Last Hope For Original, Grown-Up Sci-Fi In The Franchise Era? – Venice Q&a

Is James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ The Last Hope For Original, Grown-Up Sci-Fi In The Franchise Era? – Venice Q&a
When James Gray set out on the path that would lead him to Ad Astra, he couldn’t have foreseen the importance his film would take on, with Fox’s first releases under new ownership at Disney facing added scrutiny as observers wonder about the fate of the storied studio.

First, Ad Astra proved a complicated film to get through the post process. Originally set to release in January, the date was pushed to May and a potential Cannes slot, before finally settling on a late-September global rollout after a premiere at Venice Film Festival, which will happen Thursday on the Lido. That was, Gray says, because he was still tinkering with the picture right up until a week ago—“I would still be mixing now if I could”—with the process behind the movie’s effects work proving especially challenging to wrangle.

But Ad Astra also represents a huge
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Movie Poster of the Week: Burt Lancaster in Posters

Above: Italian 4-fogli for Birdman of Alcatraz. Artist: Renato Casaro.Starting today with a week-long run of Robert Siodmak’s The Killers, New York’s Film Forum is hosting a 4-week, 37-film retrospective of one of the great he-men of Hollywood. With his square jaw, gymnast’s physique, and megawatt grin, Burt Lancaster (1913–1994) must have been a boon to movie poster artists and over the years he was drawn or painted by many great affichistes. I could have curated a post on just the Italian renditions of Lancaster alone: over the years he was painted by Ercole Brini, Anselmo Ballester, Luigi Martinati, Renato Casaro, Averardo Ciriello, and many more. To mark the retrospective I have selected 50 of my favorite illustrated images of the indelible star, from his brooding film noir youth (though he was actually 33 when he made his debut in The Killers), through his serious thespian mid-period to his
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Hunter Killer – Review

Okay film fans, buy your ticket, settle into your seat, and grab the armrests as you prepare to submerge! Dive, dive, dive into the murky depths of another underwater adventure (and just hope you don’t become “Spam in the can”). This subset of the war film genre has been cruising the cinemas for well over 75 years, longer if you count the movie adaptations of Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo. The gold sub flick standard might have been the two torpedo blasts from 1958’s Run Silent Run Deep and 1961’s Sf-themed Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (which spawned a weekly TV series soon after). Things were quiet beneath the waves (well after The Incredible Mr. Limpet scuttled the U-boat menace) until the Cold War set 1989 smash The Hunt For Red October which began a 13-year wave of ocean thrillers including Crimson Tide, U-571, and K-19: The Widowmaker. After some time away,
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Odds Against Tomorrow

“Racial Tolerance: It’s Good for America And good for Criminals!” Harry Belafonte’s second production is a noir keeper, thanks to a top-flight cast and sharp direction by Robert Wise. The big heist is on, but Robert Ryan’s anger management problem all but assures doom and disaster. It’s Wise’s last gritty action picture before moving up to big-scale audience pleasers; he pulls off some slick images with film sensitive to infra-red light.

Odds Against Tomorrow

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1959 / B&W / 1:77 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date May 29, 2018 / available through the Olive Films website / 24.95

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Will Kuluva, Kim Hamilton, Mae Barnes, Richard Bright, Carmen De Lavallade, Lew Gallo, Lois Thorne, Wayne Rogers, Zohra Lampert, Mel Stewart, Cicely Tyson.

Cinematography: Joseph C. Brun

Film Editor: Dede Allen

Original Music: John Lewis

Written by John O. Killens (fronting for Abraham Polonsky), Nelson Gidding,
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Video Essay. "Twin Peaks: The Return" — Then He Kissed Me

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The 25th entry in an on-going series of audiovisual essays by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. “What year is it?”—the final spoken line (before a whispered name and then an almighty scream) in Twin Peaks: The Return—could be asked of many works by David Lynch. Ambiguity of historical time certainly permeated the initial run of Twin Peaks (1990/1991) which, while nominally kicking off its plot in 1989, often seemed, iconographically and atmospherically, to be taking place in the 1950s or 1960s. The finale of Twin Peaks: The Return ensured that any stable notion of a timeline is scrambled between the rapidly oscillating poles of reality and dream, the world and its double, “future and past.”Lynch’s obsessive time-scrambling is also a matter of merrily mixing up diverse cultural associations in his head. Lines from pop songs, images from films, and then vaguer or more abstract textures
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Legendary comedian Don Rickles passes away at 90

Don Rickles, the American comedian and actor has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Rickles died at home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin.

Rickles got his start in nightclubs before making his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep in 1958. He then went on to star in the likes of X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Bikini Beach, Enter Laughing, and Kelly’s Heroes. He also appeared regularly on Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts from 1973 until 1984, and even had his own TV series Cpo Sharkey, which ran for two years from 1976.

He was more recently known for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Casino in 1995 as casino worker Billy Sherbert, and of course as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, a role he was set to reprise in the planned fourth film in the series.

He is survived by Barbara,
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Insult comic Don Rickles dies aged 90

Martin Scorsese pays tribute: “It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself.

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019.

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic
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Don Rickles, 'insult comic', dies aged 90

Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself.

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019.

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic turns in The Rabbit Trap and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
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Mourning Don Rickles: Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal & More Celebrate the ‘Merchant of Venom’ — with a Heart of Gold

Mourning Don Rickles: Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal & More Celebrate the ‘Merchant of Venom’ — with a Heart of Gold
Don Rickles’ many famous friends and fans are taking to social media in the wake of his death to mourn and share memories of the beloved comedian.

The legendary insult comic died on Thursday, with his longtime representative Paul Shefrin telling People in a statement: “Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure.”

Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8. Rickles also had great success as an actor and best-selling author,” he continued. “He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter
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Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Dies at 90

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Dies at 90
Don Rickles, who made his name as a devastating insult comic but endeared himself to a new generation of fans as Toy Story‘s Mr. Potato Head, has died at age 90.

The legendary comedian’s longtime representative Paul Shefrin tells People in a statement: “Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure.”

Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8. Rickles also had great success as an actor and best-selling author,” he continued. “He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter Mindy Mann and her husband Ed,
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John Gay Dies: ‘Run Silent Run Deep’ Screenwriter Was 92

John Gay, whose writing credits for film and TV include big-screen fare like Run Silent Run Deep and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and, on the small screen reach back to television’s Golden Age and continued through the 1980s and ’90s with such mini-series as Fatal Vision and Cruel Doubt, died February 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92. His death was announced by the Writers Guild of America, West. Gay co-wrote a 2008 autobiography Any Way I Can – 50 Years in Show Business
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John Gay Dies: ‘Run Silent Run Deep’ Screenwriter Was 92

John Gay Dies: ‘Run Silent Run Deep’ Screenwriter Was 92
John Gay, whose writing credits for film and TV include big-screen fare like Run Silent Run Deep and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and, on the small screen reach back to television’s Golden Age and continued through the 1980s and ’90s with such mini-series as Fatal Vision and Cruel Doubt, died February 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92. His death was announced by the Writers Guild of America, West. Gay co-wrote a 2008 autobiography Any Way I Can – 50 Years in Show Business
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Exclusive Video Interview With Kevin Macdonald On Black Sea

Black Sea stars Jude Law as Robinson, a submarine captain who, as the movie starts, is laid off from his job at a salvage company and ends up commiserating with his former workers who haven’t been employed in ages. In desperation, Robinson resorts to working with a shadowy backer who informs him there is a German submarine at the bottom of the Black Sea which is said to be loaded with gold.

Along with his friends, Robinson pilots a weathered submarine into that territory with the hope of a big pay day for everybody. But, as they get closer to their destination, one begins to wonder if they’ll fall victim to the crushing depths of the ocean or to their own increasing greed before they’re able to get their hands on the treasure.

Director Kevin Macdonald is as familiar as anyone with the great submarine movies of the past,
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First Look at Jude Law in Sub Hunt Feature, 'Black Sea'

Why does it seem to me like Kevin Macdonald is always releasing a new moviec Is it because after The Last King of Scotland it seemed like he was a hot commodity only to have production on State of Play essentially implode on him, which was then followed up by the truly lackluster and awful The Eaglec His Marley documentary seemed to gain some attention last year, but his latest, How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan didn't exactly wow the masses on the festival circuit. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, we have Black Sea starring Jude Law. In the film Law plays Robinson, an ex-submarine captain and former British Navy man who takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sub that's rumored to be loaded with gold. Based on the picture above I'd say we can go ahead an stop calling it a rumor.
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Overlooked at the Oscars: 109 movies not nominated for best picture | Charles Saatchi

The films that weren't even given a shot at winning best picture

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Here, in no particular order, is Charles Saatchi's list of the post-1950 films that should have been nominated for a best film Oscar. Tell us your picks below.

North by Northwest

The African Queen

Paths of Glory

Spartacus

Hud

What's Up Doc?

The Manchurian Candidate

The Big Country

Scarface

Vertigo

Kill Bill

Parenthood

Reversal of Fortune

Harold and Maude

Being There

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Lost in America

Minority Report

Jurassic Park

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Heat

Once Upon a Time in America

Seven

The Searchers

Psycho

Rear Window

The Producers

Toy Story

Some Like It Hot

2001: A Space Odyssey

Lolita

The Shining

Touch of Evil

Gran Torino

Beetlejuice

Edward Scissorhands

Raising Arizona

Advise and Consent

Mean Streets

King of Comedy

Reservoir Dogs

Manhattan

Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Actor Maross Dies

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Actor Maross Dies
American actor Joe Maross has died after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 86.

Maross, whose career spanned four decades, died on 7 November in Glendale, California.

He served in the Marines before graduating in theater arts from prestigious Connecticut university Yale and then kicking off a television career in the 1950s.

His small screen credits include guest appearances on The Twilight Zone, Bonanza, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five O., Mission Impossible, Perry Mason, Mannix, The Rockford Files, Charlies Angels, Quincy, Dallas and Murder She Wrote.

Maross also appeared in several feature films, including: Run Silent Run Deep, Elmer Gantry, Sometimes a Great Notion and The Salzburg Connection.

Maross was a founding member of the Los Angeles-based acting, writing and directing group, Projects 58.

He is survived by a son.

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