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Nicolas Cage Will Play Nicolas Cage in Tarantino-Inspired Meta Movie

  • MovieWeb
Lionsgate is putting out Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Nicolas Cage will be playing himself in the meta drama. Cage has not starred in a major studio project since 2011's Ghost Rider. So, naturally, it's a pretty Nicolas Cage thing to do when taking on your first studio project in 8 years when the part is playing a version of yourself. It almost seems too perfect. The meta movie project references Cage favorites including Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, and more.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, with Gormican attached to direct. The story will find Nicolas Cage at a time in his life when he is desperate to get cast in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie. During this time, he is living with his teenage daughter, though their relationship is strained. The movie also features Cage talking to an "egotistical 1990s version
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William Wintersole, ‘Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 88

  • Variety
William Wintersole, ‘Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 88
William Wintersole, best known for his 25-year-long portrayal of attorney Mitchell Sherman on “The Young and the Restless,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles due to complications from cancer, his daughter Tiffany Harmon announced on Facebook. He was 88.

Wintersole, whose acting career spanned six decades, joined “The Young and the Restless” in 1986 and remained on the soap opera until 2011. He appeared on other shows, such as “General Hospital” as Ted Ballantine, “Little House on the Prairie,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Star Trek.”

“Early Tuesday morning my father Bill Wintersole passed,” Harmon wrote in the post. “My bond with him was strong. His heart pure. He spoke to me with his facial expressions, as his gift was communication with Any Body..Anywhere..Anytime. A Legend. An entertainer and my beautiful daddy. #collectiveconsciousness as he rises above to protect me and those many fans who loved him.”

Born in Portsmouth,
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The Young & The Restless Actor William Wintersole Dead at 88

Veteran actor William Wintersole has died at the age of 88 on Nov. 5. Soap fans will remember him from his longtime recurring role as attorney Mitchell Sherman on The Young & The Restless, a part he played from 1986 until 2011. He also appeared as Ted Ballantine on General Hospital back in the early '80s. "I had the pleasure of working with Bill for many years," tweeted Y&r's Kate Linder (Esther). "My thoughts are with his family. He was a true professional." Mitchell Sherman's most prominent client was Katherine Chancellor, and he was also a corporate attorney at Newman Enterprises. As Katherine's right-hand man, Mitchell helped her deal with numerous legal troubles over the years. When attorney Amanda Sinclair arrived in Genoa City in September of 2019, she revealed to Devon Hamilton that Mitchell had passed away. Mitchell always had Katherine's back. (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com) Wintersole's extensive career started back
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Song You Need To Know: LCD Soundsystem, ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’

“History will repeat itself” declared Glenn Gregory — correctly — on the original version of “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang,” in a voice partway between demented crooner and cyborg newscaster. The song was a minor and fitting hit for his U.K. synth-pop act Heaven 17, who took their name from the band in Anthony Burgess’ future-dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange. At the time it was recorded, Gregory was invoking President-elect Ronald Reagan (“Fascist god in motion/Generals tell him what to do”) and developments in Margaret Thatcher’s England,
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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Giant,’ ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘Written on the Wind’

  • Gold Derby
Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Giant,’ ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘Written on the Wind’
Rock Hudson would’ve celebrated his 93rd birthday on November 17, 2018. The Oscar-nominated actor made a name for himself as a hunky leading man in romantic comedies, melodramas, and adventure flicks. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hudson spent years as a supporting player and leading man in B-pictures before shooting to stardom in Douglas Sirk‘s soap opera satire “Magnificent Obsession” (1954). Shot in glossy Technicolor with a sweeping musical score, the film was the first of many the actor made with the German-born auteur, including “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), “Written on the Wind” (1956), and “The Tarnished Angels” (1957). Trashed by critics and adored by audiences in their time, these works have found a second life as clever subversions of American values, influencing filmmakers such as Pedro Almodovar and Todd Haynes.

He received his sole Oscar nomination for
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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

  • Gold Derby
Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Rock Hudson would’ve celebrated his 93rd birthday on November 17, 2018. The Oscar-nominated actor made a name for himself as a hunky leading man in romantic comedies, melodramas, and adventure flicks. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hudson spent years as a supporting player and leading man in B-pictures before shooting to stardom in Douglas Sirk‘s soap opera satire “Magnificent Obsession” (1954). Shot in glossy Technicolor with a sweeping musical score, the film was the first of many the actor made with the German-born auteur, including “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), “Written on the Wind” (1956), and “The Tarnished Angels” (1957). Trashed by critics and adored by audiences in their time, these works have found a second life as clever subversions of American values, influencing filmmakers such as Pedro Almodovar and Todd Haynes.

He received his sole Oscar nomination for
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Upgrade review – cornucopia of genre thrills more than the sum of its parts

The Saw franchise showed Australian Leigh Whannell’s love of genre. His latest is a grab-bag that’s punchy and relevant

Australian Leigh Whannell, writer of Saw and The Mule and former bathtub-bound local film reviewer, fires all futuristic guns a-blazin’ with a pulpy, pacey, punchy science fiction romp about a quadriplegic who embarks on a violent AI-assisted revenge spree.

In Upgrade, Whannell’s second film as a director (following Insidious: Chapter 3), the protagonist is given a second chance at life (like Seconds) by putting a computer inside his body (like The Terminal Man) that talks to and befriends him (like Her) but is far from a pushover and blurs the line between human and machine (like Robocop).
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Krakatoa East of Java

‘Things Blowing Up Good’ has been surefire entertainment since the beginning of cinema, but this ill-fated Cinerama extravaganza about the biggest explosion in recorded human history limps along despite some pretty darned impressive volcanic effects. It’s quite an entertaining spectacle, with various good performers in three soap opera plots, either overacting or loitering about with nothing to do. And don’t forget the from-left-field musical striptease.

Krakatoa East of Java

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Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, John Leyton, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Chan, Victoria Young, Marc Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Sumi Haru.

Cinematography: Manuel Berenguer

Film Editors: Walter Hannemann, Warren Low, Maurice Rootes

Production Design: Eugèné Lourié

Costumes: Laure Lourié

Special Effects: Eugèné Lourié, Alex Weldon, Francisco Prósper

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Written by Clifford Newton Gould,
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Film/TV News: Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 91

Los Angeles – We can’t rebuild him, but we can honor him. Richard Anderson, best known for portraying Oscar Goldman, the aide de camp of Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in “The Six Million Man,” died on August 31st, 2017 at age 91. The versatile character actor was one of the few remaining performers that came up through the old studio system, in this case the dream factory known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Anderson in Chicago, 2010

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Richard Anderson was born in New Jersey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He started out in the mailroom at MGM shortly after the end of the war, and became a contract player for the studio after Cary Grant took an interest in his career. His major film debut was “The Magnificent Yankee” (1950), followed by “Scaramouche” (1952) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). He made 24 films for MGM. His
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Remembering Glen Campbell, Jerry Lewis, Tobe Hooper and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

  • Movies.com
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Richard Anderson (1926-2017) - Actor. In addition to starring on TV's The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, he co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's Paths of GloryForbidden Planet, Tora! Tora! Tora!, SecondsSeven Days in May and The Long, Hot Summer. He died on August 31. (THR) Joseph Bologna (1934-2017) - Actor, Writer. He received an Oscar nomination for co-writing the adaptation of Lovers and Other Strangers and also...

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Full Details for Arrow Video’s August Horror Releases, Including Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

This August, Arrow Video enters the deranged mind of Herbert West with their limited edition 4K restoration of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (which was initially slated for a July 25th release), and we now have the full list of special features for the anticipated release, along with two other horror Blu-rays coming out this month from Arrow: The Slayer and a limited edition steelbook of Society.

Press Release: The summer really hots up in August, as Arrow Video releases a special edition of an 80s classic, a white-knuckle thriller, a splatter horror masterpiece, a box set of crime classics, a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic, and an amazing new limited edition steelbook.

First up, one of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features. According to the distributor (Mvd), this awesome package is officially sold out already,
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Seven Days in May

A military coup in the U.S.? General Burt Lancaster’s scheme would be flawless if not for true blue Marine Kirk Douglas, who snitches to the White House. Now Burt’s whole expensive clandestine army might go to waste – Sad! John Frankenheimer and Rod Serling are behind this nifty paranoid conspiracy thriller.

Seven Days in May

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Warner Archive Collection

1964 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date May 8, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan, John Houseman, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, George Macready, Richard Anderson, Malcolm Atterbury, William Challee, Colette Jackson, John Larkin, Kent McCord, Tyler McVey, Jack Mullaney, Fredd Wayne, Ferris Webster.

Cinematography: Ellsworth Fredericks

Film Editor: Ferris Webster

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Rod Serling from the book by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II

Produced by Edward Lewis

Directed by John Frankenheimer
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36 Hours

Long before movies routinely created ‘worlds’ with their own twisted fantasy logic, only a few paranoid thrillers, usually odd genre items, tried out twisted stories of deceptive ‘hidden realities.’ Like an extended Twilight Zone entry, this lively James Garner war pic morphs into a bizarre conspiracy worthy of Philip K. Dick. If only it weren’t so “L-a-o” — Literal And Obvious.

36 Hours

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Warner Archive Collection

1965 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date April 11, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters, John Banner, Russell Thorson, Alan Napier, Oscar Beregi, Ed Gilbert, Sig Ruman, Celia Lovsky, Karl Held, James Doohan.

Cinematography Philip H. Lathrop

Art Direction Edward Carfagno, George W. Davis

Film Editor Adrienne Fazan

Original Music Dimitri Tiomkin

Written by George Seaton, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance from a story by Roald Dahl

Produced by William Perlberg

Directed by George Seaton

Released
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Star Trek: Generations - looking back at Star Trek 7

Alex Carter Jul 12, 2016

The film where Jean-Luc Picard met James T Kirk: we take a look back at Star Trek: Generations...

This article contains spoilers for Star Trek: Generations

Entropy. That is the ultimate theme in Star Trek: Generations. As signified by the long tracking shots of a bottle of champagne, culminating with it smashing upon the bow of the new Enterprise. The mechanism by which all change happens. How order turns to chaos, and why all good things must come to an end.

It’s also the only word that can possibly integrate the two disparate halves of the film. The treatise on the afterlife and impermanence, versus Data discovering the meaning of laughter. But really, that’s clutching at straws (and that’s coming from the guy who defended Star Trek V). For all the good ideas and fascinating moments, Generations is the curate’s egg
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Review: "A Fine Pair" (1968) Starring Rock Hudson And Claudia Cardinale; Warner Archive DVD Release

  • CinemaRetro
By Lee Pfeiffer

The seemingly promising teaming of Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale, both at their most glamorous back in 1968, goes hopelessly astray in the comedy/crime caper film "A Fine Pair". The movie is the kind of lazy effort that makes one suspect the only motives for the stars' participation were quick, sizable paychecks and the opportunity to enjoy some exotic locations at the studio's expense. (Think "Donovan's Reef" without the fun.) The film opens in New York City and we find Hudson as NYPD Captain Mike Harmon, a conservative, no-nonsense career police officer who runs his precinct with the same strong-arm tactics that General George S. Patton employed to keep his troops in line. Out of nowhere pops Esmeralda Marini  (Cardinale), a glamorous and almost annoyingly perky young woman who has arrived unannounced from her native Italy. Turns out she has known Harmon most of her life as
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Class | Blu-ray Review

A prolific screenwriter who emerged from the late 1970s as a promising American film director, Lewis John Carlino wouldn’t get behind the camera following his third, and least successfully received feature, Class (1983), an item which, in passing, looks to have the stamp of John Hughes and the Brat Pack all over it. Aggravating in its considerable inconsistencies, this was the director’s first attempt to film a treatment he didn’t write or adapt himself, scripted by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt (both writers who would move into mainstream film and television). The result is a rather wishy-washy prep school version of The Graduate, but the comparison is merely a pale echo, trapped inside a banal resolution with troubling misogynist tendencies.

Immediately upon meeting his new roommate Skip (Rob Lowe) at prep-school, Johnathan (Andrew McCarthy) is thrust into a rigorous new environment. Initial misgivings are set aside for a
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Movie Poster of the Week: “The American Dreamer” and Jay Shaw’s Top Ten American Posters

  • MUBI
All this month, Mubi is presenting the exclusive worldwide online debut of L.M. Kit Carson and Lawrence Schiller’s 1971 documentary The American Dreamer, a fascinating and revelatory portrait of Dennis Hopper during the making of his legendary folly The Last Movie.For the film’s theatrical screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco and Austin, Mondo creative director Jay Shaw designed a new poster for the film:When we were asked to create a poster for The American Dreamer I was instantly overwhelmed. I’ve seen the film several times and absolutely love it. It’s a candid and endearing portrait of Dennis Hopper’s maniacal creative process. Lawrence Schiller, the film’s [co-] director and acclaimed photojournalist, sent a collection of photographs he’d taken during production back in 1971. When I saw these wonderful photos I realized there was nothing we’d be able to illustrate that would capture the
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Scott Reviews John Frankenheimer’s Seconds [Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review]

“Why did Rock Hudson star in this movie?” I kept asking myself while watching Seconds for the third or fourth time this past week. By many accounts, the shoot wasn’t a particularly pleasant one, with at least two scenes – the infamous “stomp those grapes!” near-orgy and the drunken party – pushing the star wildly out of his comfort zone. He was slightly past his prime, but still commanding starring roles in mainstream hits. His success with Doris Day meant he was mostly doing comedies, but he still got some dramatic work in here and there (though 1963’s A Gathering of Eagles, the last drama he did before Seconds, was not well-received critically or commercially). And if he did want to push himself dramatically, why a science fiction film about mortality? Hudson not only accepted the part, but actively lobbied for it, winning over director John Frankenheimer, who preferred the more
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"Second Chance" Revealed

  • SneakPeek
Preview footage from the upcoming science fiction crime TV series "Second Chance", inspired by the novel "Frankenstein" by author Mary Shelly and director John Frankenheimer's 1966 feature "Seconds", premiering January 13, 2016 on Fox:

"....'Jimmy Pritchard', a corrupt 75-year-old 'King County', Washington sheriff is killed in a robbery at his son's home.

"Pritchard is then brought back to life in the improved body of a younger man courtesy billionaire tech-genius twins 'Mary' and 'Otto Goodwin'.

"But despite having a new life and a chance to relive his life and find a new purpose, the temptations that led to his career being tarnished continue to haunt him..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Second Chance"...
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The Hope of ‘Welcome to L.A.’ and the Restraint of ‘The Fourth War’

As an supplement to our Recommended Discs weekly feature, Peter Labuza regularly highlights notable recent home video releases with expanded reviews. See this week’s selections below.

Welcome to L.A. (Kino Lorber)

Alan Rudolph’s first major feature under the tutelage of his mentor and frequent collaborator Robert Altman demonstrates the filmmaker’s penchant for grooving interweaving narratives into intoxicating tones. Altman turned the City of Angels into a crashing melodramatic kaleidoscope in 1993’s Short Cuts, but Rudolph prefers jarring effects to come through more organic moments of minor gestures. Take the film’s opening shot: after establishing its cast of characters over the soulful tunes of Keith Carradine’s title song, Rudolph cuts to a shot looking up from the back of a cab, the palm trees barely visible over the cab’s leather seating. The camera pans over to Geraldine Chaplin’s ponderous face until she suddenly turns
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