Tag Archives: William Friedkin

“Empire Strikes Back,” “Airplane!” added to National Film Registry

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Airplane!” has been added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry? Surely you can’t be serious. I am serious. And because the comedy is such a part of our nation’s pop culture, you don’t even need me to finish Leslie Nielsen’s iconic line. It’s unfortunate Nielsen, who[...]

Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey head to New Orleans for ‘Killer Joe’

HollywoodNews.com: New Orleans continues to be a hotbed for filmmaking in the wake of “Green Lantern” with William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” set to shoot there. The production, which was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, with “The Exorcist” vet in the director’s chair, will pair Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. “Killer[...]

Terrifying “Exorcist” receiving director-approved Blu-ray treatments

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The puke will be extra green. The blood will be a vivid red. In fact, everything about William Friedkin’s masterful “The Exorcist” will be amplified when it arrives on a two-disc, high-definition Blu-ray set on Oct. 5 from Warner Home Video. Friedkin’s “Exorcist” — believed by many[...]