March 29, 2017

Tag Archives: Stanley Kubrick

Spotlight on the Stars: Tom Cruise

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at a real A-lister, and that happens to be Tom Cruise. For some, he’s become just an aging action hero, while others long for the days when he still did drama. Personally, I’m still enamored with the star power[...]

Does Tom Hooper nearly ruin Les Miserables with constant close ups?

When actors study their craft, be it the method, the Miesner technique, Adler, or any other of the many forms taught around the globe, they are taught to use their entire body. Movement, often dance is taught to the students so they will understand how important the use of their[...]

Paul Thomas Anderson surprises California audience with “The Master” screening

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Venice and Toronto film festivals put feathers in their caps by being able to program Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly-anticipated “The Master” into their fall events. But knowing PTA – and his adoration for true cinema fans – he had something special up his sleeve, which was[...]

Oscars: Bennett Miller talks Brad Pitt, Kubrick’s influence, and the beauty of “Moneyball” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” was the best movie I saw in 2011. Granted, it didn’t register as my favorite movie immediately after a pre-Toronto screening. But I found myself thinking about Miller’s adaptation for weeks. I went out of my way to see it again. Then one more[...]

Review: ‘Tree of Life’ creates a compelling portrait of transcendence – in cinema and in life

HollywoodNews.com: It seems fitting that just four days before the release of a new Blu-ray box set featuring ten of Stanley Kubrick’s movies, Terrence Malick’s fifth film, ‘Tree of Life,’ opens in theaters: notwithstanding both directors’ tendency to take on new projects with decidedly glacial deliberation, Kubrick and Malick[...]

Brad Pitt, Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” booed in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” one of the most anticipated films of the Cannes festival (if not of the entire year), finally screened for critics in France this morning and the reaction has been … well, mixed. “Scattered audience members at its first screening in Cannes needed[...]

Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange” getting anniversary Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange” turns 40 this year and will commemorate the anniversary with a Blu-ray edition loaded with behind-the-scenes clips and extensive “Making of” features. Warner Home Video’s two-disc set, due out on May 31, includes “two newly-produced bonus features: ‘Turning Like[...]

Spielberg, Streep and Grant top Zagat survey, which holds interesting stats on 3-D, home video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: All lists are subjective, and most movie lists are flawed. But if there’s a constant when it comes to compilations, it’s that they always stimulate great debate. I’m loving the results of a Zagat survey released this morning in support of a new guide titled “The World’s[...]

‘True Blood’s’ Klaveno on abusive sex scene with Moyer: ‘The water cooler scene of the season’

Hollywoodnews.com: Anyone catching last night’s episode’s of “True Blood” would have to be living in a cave if they didn’t notice the abusive sex scene between Stephen Moyer’s vampire Bill Compton and his creator Lorena played by Marina Klaveno. In the scene, Bill forces himself so violently on to[...]

10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies

HollywoodNews.com: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today unveiled the network’s list of 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies, timed to coincide with the buildup to sister network TBS and Just For Laughs’ second annual comedy festival in Chicago, which begins tomorrow. The list includes lines from a number of[...]
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