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35 Movies That Made Public Domain Characters Cool Again

United States copyright law is a real beast. There was a time, not so long ago, when any creative work would fall into the public domain—meaning the original rights to the work had lapsed, allowing anyone to make use of the characters and ideas within it—after 42 years. Then, in the 1970s, the Walt Disney company…Read more...
Tags: Robin Williams, Films, Robin Hood, Netflix, United States, Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, Jamie Foxx, Lifehacks, Peter Pan, Patrick Stewart


‘Mission: Impossible’ Star Henry Czerny Looks Back on the 1996 Original and Ahead to His Return in ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ [Interview]

When Henry Czerny started appearing in Hollywood movies, you could be forgiven for thinking he had a type: the suspicious government agent. In his first mainstream movie, Clear and Present Danger, Czerny portrayed American agent Robert Ritter opposite Harrison Ford’s Jack Ryan. Soon enough, he’d face off against another swaggering American star as another suspicious spy, CIA Director Eugene Kittridge in the Tom Cruise-starring 1996 film Mission: Impossible. 25 years later, as the original film ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, San Francisco, Features, Cruise, Prague, Sequels, Brazil, Brian, Cia, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Anthony Hopkins


25 Years Ago, ‘Mission: Impossible’ Kickstarted the Second Phase of Tom Cruise’s Astonishing Career

(Welcome to Man on a Mission, a monthly series where we revisit the films of the Mission: Impossible franchise as we sprint toward the release of the seventh film in the franchise.) There are two phases to the career of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. In the first phase of his career, Tom Cruise worked with exciting and distinctive auteurist directors, often being pushed to deliver daring and adventurous work. Not every film Cruise made in this phase was a creative success, but working with filmmak...
Tags: Movies, Features, Cruise, Prague, James Bond, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Thomas Anderson, Mission, Cia, Mars, North America, Tom Cruise, London Underground, Paramount Pictures, Alfred Hitchcock, Imf


Adapting Stephen King's Carrie: Is The 1976 Horror Movie Still Queen Of The Prom?

Taking a look back at the Stephen King adaptation that started it all: Brian De Palma's Carrie.
Tags: Religion, Stephen King, Brian De Palma, Carrie


‘Scarface and the Untouchable’ TV Series About Al Capone and Eliot Ness in the Works at Showtime

The story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness will be dramatized yet again, this time for the Showtime series Scarface and the Untouchable. The series is based on the non-fiction book by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, and “chronicles the lives of gangster Al Capone and his lawman nemesis, Eliot Ness in Prohibition-era Chicago.” The tale of Capone and Ness has been told before in multiple forms of media, including the Untouchables TV series which in turn inspired Brian De Palma’s stylish, very ...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, White House, Chicago, Showtime, Adaptation, Robert De Niro, Tom Hardy, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Schwartz, South Side, Eliot Ness


Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

(Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images & Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Based on the nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a series adaptation is in development at Showtime from Emmy nominee Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production company (The Mummy, Star Trek: Discovery) and writer Ben Jacoby (Newsflash, Flash Boys), according to Deadline. The series centers on the “epic, years-long battle between Al Capone and Eliot Ness, who clashed on...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, White House, Chicago, Showtime, TV News, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Michael C Hall, South Side, Eliot Ness


The Best Movies & TV Shows Coming to Netflix in May 2021

April is ending soon, and with that we have our usual group of TV shows and movies arriving on Netflix, including a few surprise seasons of a critically acclaimed comedy. Check out the incredibly packed group of  TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May 2021. Master of None It’s been four years since Master of None aired its second season, but Netflix confirmed that not only is a third season of Aziz Ansari’s Emmy-winning comedy series its way, it’s coming to the streaming platform in...
Tags: Europe, London, Movies, Time, Indiana, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Paris, Sam Smith, Miami, Richard Curtis, Las Vegas, Madagascar, Jupiter, Amy Adams, Aziz Ansari


Audi: The Art of Silence

To promote the 100% electric vehicle range "Audi e-tron", the agency Romance has created a podcast series that features the most memorable silences in history. French actor and director Guillaume Canet is in charge of the narration and tells how the greatest filmmakers, musicians, speakers and sportsmen have used silence to ...
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Josie and The Pussycats Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary

Josie and The Pussycats cast reunites for 20th Anniversary Universal’s cult early aughts classic Josie and the Pussycats, inspired by the Archie comics and Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name, turns 20 today and to celebrate, stars Rachael Leigh Cook (Love, Guaranteed), Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian) and Tara Reid (Sharknado) reunited virtually to look back on the film’s legacy! The cast reunion can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Watch Rosario Dawson Transform Into Ahsoka Tano ...
Tags: Movies, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Matthew Libatique, Mondo, Universal Pictures, Brian De Palma, Rosario, Spice World, Josie, Valerie, Hanna Barbera, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Movie News, Yaki


Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?

Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?In the opening minutes of the film adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Bruce Willis’s journalist Peter Fallow arrives in an inebriated state to the launch of his new book. Through a glorious, unbroken tracking shot, Fallow indulges in the excesses of celebrity while being fawned over by the New York socialite and intellectual scene. His writing is said to be as vital to literature as Anna Ka...
Tags: Books, Business, New York, Film, Fiction, Film Industry, Tom Hanks, Culture, Film adaptations, Bacon, Bronx, Bruce Willis, Brian De Palma, McCoy, Tom Wolfe, Anna Karenina


Cool Stuff: ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ Kicks Off New 2021 Waxwork Records Vinyl Soundtrack Subscription

Waxwork Records is one of our favorite vinyl soundtrack suppliers, and almost every week, they’re putting out a great new horror, fantasy, sci-fi or genre movie soundtrack. On top of the frequent new vinyl soundtracks, for the past six years, they’ve offered a special annual subscription package that brings a handful of exclusive vinyl releases and additional goodies. Next year will keep the tradition alive with the 2021 Waxwork Records Subscription bundle, which will kick off with the first ev...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Vinyl, Stephen Lawrence, Collectibles, MGM, Alice, Cool Stuff, Brian De Palma, Outer Space, Carrie, Tobe Hooper, Soundtracks, Jerry Lambert, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, John Massari


Waxwork Records Announces 2021 Subscription Lineup!

Waxwork Records announces 2021 subscription lineup! As the year winds down to a close, Waxwork Records has an early holiday gift for fan as they have unveiled the latest offerings from their exclusive subscription service as it enters its seventh year, including the highly-anticipated vinyl pressing of the cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space! RELATED: Waxwork Unveils The Creature & Invisible Man Spinature Figures! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSt...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Stephen Lawrence, MGM, Brian De Palma, Tobe Hooper, ComingSoon, Jerry Lambert, John Massari, Pino Donaggio, Dante Tomaselli, Paul Hertzog, Waxwork Records, Waxwork, Steven Reeves, Waxwork Records Subscription


The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Max This Month

Warner Bros. made headlines when it announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would simultaneously be heading to theaters and to HBO Max on Christmas Day this year. But while we’re excited to see Diana’s latest adventure, there are plenty of other TV shows and films arriving on the service this month to tide you over. Read on to discover our choices, and then see the entire list below. Best Films Coming to HBO Max This Month True Grit (2010) Hailee Steinfeld’s star-making performance is still pr...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Matt Damon, Diana, Warner Bros, Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, Hailee Steinfeld, Andy, Brian De Palma, Coen Brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, True Grit, HBO Max


POLL RESULTS: Who is the Greatest Horror Director?

POLL RESULTS: Who is the Greatest Horror Director? To celebrate the arrival of Halloween, ComingSoon.net asked our readers just who was the greatest horror director in the cinematic genre’s history and with over 1,000 votes polled the results are in and one mind with a penchant for the apocalyptic came out victorious. Check out the results below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Who is the Greatest Slasher Icon? PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptSta...
Tags: London, Movies, House, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Roman Polanski, Lucio Fulci, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Jackson, Eli Roth, Steven Spielberg, Roger Corman, Clive Barker, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter


James Bond Star Sean Connery Dead at Age 90

James Bond Star Sean Connery Dead at Age 90 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net must report that Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. According to the BBC.com, the actor, best remembered for his portrayal of James Bond, died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas after being, in the words of his son, Jason, “unwell for some time.” Jason said his father “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died overnight in Nassau. “We are all working at u...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Bbc, James Bond, Obituary, Indiana Jones, Bahamas, Jason, Sean Connery, Nassau, Brian De Palma, Connery, Henry Jones, Jim Malone, Nancy Seltzer, James Bond Star Sean Connery Dead


Criterion Channel ’70s Horror Trailer: 29 Classics, Rarities, and Oddities for Halloween Season

To celebrate Halloween, the Criterion Channel is unleashing a smorgasbord of great 1970s horror for you to stream. Titles from Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, and more are included, along with lower-budget affairs like The Diller Killer and It’s Alive. There’s something for everyone here: vampires, witches, body horror, serial killers, Donald Sutherland, even troglodytes. And now there’s a new trailer to announce the impending arrival of the films. ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Hammer Films, David Cronenberg, Donald Sutherland, Movie Trailers, Vietnam, North America, Robert Altman, Brian De Palma, Nicolas Roeg, Jessica, Bob Clark, Alan Gibson, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Robin Hardy


The Criterion Channel Celebrates 70’s Horror in October

The Criterion Channel celebrates 70’s horror in October The Criterion Channel has announced a slew of 70’s horror that will be available on the streaming service in October leading up to the Halloween holiday. Check out the trailer below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Hammer Films, Digital, David Cronenberg, Philip Kaufman, Vietnam, North America, Michael Crichton, Robert Altman, Brian De Palma, Nicolas Roeg, Jessica, Bob Clark, Alan Gibson, Wes Craven


The 100 best horror movies of all time, according to critics

"Get Out" Justin Lubin/Universal Studios With Halloween a little more than a month away, Business Insider looked at Rotten Tomatoes' list of the best horror movies of all time. The list is based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score that accounts for the variation in the number of reviews for the movies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Halloween is a little more than a month away, which means horror-movie season will be in full swing for fans of the genre over the next mon...
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Blow Out – The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

Some pictures of the Criterion Collection release of Brian De Palma’s most excellent crime/mystery film Blow Out (1981) which I picked up recently, together with Silence Of The Lambs and Cold War. I watched Blow Out a good many years ago and the tense story and De Palma’s superb direction really left a deep impression on me, so I was always eager to re-visit the film again. (below) Pages from the small booklet that features a new essay by critic Michael Sragow and Pauline Kael’s original...
Tags: Film, Filmmaking, Editing, Anime, Blu-ray, Criterion Collection, New Yorker, Cinematography, John Travolta, Brian De Palma, Blu, Directing, Noah Baumbach, De Palma, Pauline Kael, Nancy Allen


MonsterVision

Back in the 1990s, TNT aired a program called MonsterVision. The show took many forms over the course of the decade, including narrators and guest hosts. There was even a short stint in which famed magicians Penn and Teller hosted marathons of old B-Movies from the 1950s and 1960s. Ultimately, though, the reason MonsterVision looms large is because Joe Bob Briggs hosted the program from 1996 until the show’s demise in 2000. A drive-in movie critic that covered a beat consisting of trashy, gr...
Tags: Movies, US, Warner, John Lithgow, TNT, Briggs, Penn, Vincent, John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, Gregory, Starman, Johnny, Cain, Hussey, Hitchcock


The Criterion Channel is Offering a Lineup of Great ’70s Horror Movies This October

The Criterion Channel just went ahead and programmed your Halloween movie marathon for you. In October, the streaming service is offering a lineup of great horror movies from the 1970s, including The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Don’t Look Now, Deathdream, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and more. Check out the full lineup below, and start planning your horror marathon accordingly. It’s always a good time to watch horror movies. But there’s something extra special about dou...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Netflix, David Cronenberg, Philip Kaufman, Vietnam, Michael Haneke, Michael Crichton, David Miller, Robert Altman, Brian De Palma, Nicolas Roeg, Werner Herzog, Don, Jenni Olson


Fantastic Fest 2020 Offering Free Virtual Screenings of Films to Anyone in the United States

Fantastic Fest 2020 is going (mostly) virtual this year, and unlike many of the other film festivals of the pandemic era, this one is opening its digital doors to every person in the United States. While there will be a couple of in-person events in Austin, Texas, the annual home of the festival, most of the screenings will be free for anyone to watch in the U.S. Get the line-up below. Before we go any further, it’s important to note that Alamo Drafthouse, the theater chain associated with Fa...
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The Silence Of The Lambs – The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

I’m a really big fan of Jonathan Demme’s Silence Of The Lambs film, so when there was a nice price drop recently on the Criterion Collection’s release on Amazon I took the opportunity to pick it up ( together with Brian De Palma’s Blow Out and Cold War, both of which I might post pictures later on ). I actually already have Silence Of The Lambs on an earlier blu-ray release, but the surplus of excellent supplementary materials and the 4K remaster made me decide it was worth a double-dip ( I ...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Fbi, Filmmaking, Paris, Anime, Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, Blu-ray, Criterion Collection, Criterion, Cinematography, Anthony Hopkins, Brian De Palma, Jodie Foster, Jonathan Demme


‘Scarface’ Remake Director Luca Guadagnino Wants His Film to Be R-Rated, “Shocking” and “Current”

Luca Guadagnino doesn’t play by the rulebook with his remakes. The Italian director behind Call Me By Your Name put his own spin on Dario Argento’s giallo classic Suspiria, with a much moodier, much slower take that set itself apart from the 1977 original. So you can probably count on Guadagnino to take his own liberties with the Scarface remake. But in an update on his currently in-development remake, Guadagnino teased that his Scarface may not be as different as we would think. In an inter...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Montana, Universal, Remakes, Brian De Palma, Scarface, Tony Montana, Al Capone, Dario Argento, Luca Guadagnino, De Palma, Howard Hawks, Action/Adventure, Guadagnino, Collider Guadagnino


Caesar Cordova, Actor in ‘Scarface,’ ‘Carlito’s Way,’ Dies at 84

Caesar Cordova, a character actor who appeared with Al Pacino in “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way,” died of natural causes Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J. He was 84. His son, actor Panchito Gomez “American Me,” “Mi Vida Loca”), announced his death. In Brian de Palma’s “Scarface,” Cordova played the taco cook at the El Paraiso lunch […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Atlantic City, Al Pacino, Brian De Palma, Scarface, Caesar Cordova, Panchito Gomez American Me Mi Vida Loca, Scarface Cordova


‘Bad Hair’ Trailer: Justin Simien’s Horror Satire is About a Killer Weave

Justin Simien, the creator of the indie movie Dear White People and the acclaimed Netflix series of the same name, has moved into the horror realm for his second feature film. Bad Hair is a horror satire set in the 1980s, focusing on the relationship between power and perceived beauty as it applies to an aspiring television executive – oh, and one of the characters has a weave with a mind of its own and a taste for human blood. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year an...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Hulu, Brian De Palma, Bad Hair, Lorraine, Simien, Justin Simien, Anna Elle Lorraine, George Floyd


‘Scarface’ Remake Will Be “Very Timely” According to Director Luca Guadagnino

Hollywood has been trying to say hello to a Scarface remake for a few years now, and it recently found an interesting, if surprising, new director in the form of Luca Guadagnino. Working with a script by the Coen Brothers, the Call Me By Your Name filmmaker is tackling the remake of the 1983 Brian De Palma movie starring Al Pacino, itself a remake of a film from 1932. While the ’32 Scarface was set in the 1920s, and the ’83 Scarface took place in 1980, Guadagnino says his Scarface is going to b...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, United States, Oliver Stone, Harry Potter, Universal, Al Pacino, Hawkes, Remakes, Luna, Brian De Palma, Coen Brothers, Wolf Of Wall Street, Scarface, David Ayer


Our Favorite Scores From Ennio Morricone

Our Favorite Scores From Ennio Morricone How do you write about a legend? Ennio Morricone was one of the most influential film composers of all time. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, The Thing, The Untouchables, Days of Heaven — Masterpieces, all of them. Each crafted with a unique style, sound, and beauty, unlike any other soundtrack. Such scores defined my youth. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Rome, Clint Eastwood, Caribbean, Sean Connery, Film Scores, Ennio Morricone, Shirley Maclaine, James Horner, Brian De Palma, Sara, Morricone, Ness, Al Capone, Sergio Leone


Ennio Morricone, Good, Bad and Ugly Composer, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, Good, Bad and Ugly composer, dies at 91 ComingSoon.net is saddened to bring you the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Ennio Morricone, two-time Oscar-winning Italian composer whose most notable works include The Good, the Bad & the Ugly and many others, has died at the age of 91 following complications from a fall last week in Rome that resulted in a broken femur. RELATED: Joel Schumacher, Batman Forever & Lost Boys Director, Dies at 80 PB ...
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Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’, Has Died at 91

When you picture a western stand-off on the big screen, it’s very likely that you can’t help but hear the opening notes of the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The sound of a flute and ocarina resemble the howl of a coyote before you hear that famous three-note melody from a harmonica. It’s one of the most recognizable themes in cinematic history, and sadly, the man who created it has died. Ennio Morricone, the famed Italian composer known for spaghetti westerns such as The Good, the ...
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