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  • Before They Were Famous — Watch Nicole Kidman At 15 In “A Bush Christmas”

    Before They Were Famous — Watch Nicole Kidman At 15 In “A Bush Christmas”

    December 17, 2015 — Nicole Kidman first came to worldwide attention in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm.Her next film, Days of Thunder, was a publicity bonanza. Not  only was the young redhead a striking beauty, but it was during the filming of the racing movie that she met and became involved with the star of the film, Tom Cruise. Their romance and marriage made her a publicity magnet and she has been an A-lister ever since. They would make two more […]

  • Get In The Holiday Spirit By Watching “Noel,” Starring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Robin Williams, Alan Arkin And Penelope Cruz

    Get In The Holiday Spirit By Watching “Noel,” Starring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Robin Williams, Alan Arkin And Penelope Cruz

    December 16, 2015 — With Christmas approaching, there will be a huge collection of holiday movies available. But very few will have all-star casts that can compete with Noel, a charming and sentimental, old-fashioned movie with a galaxy of stellar performances.The intertwined plot lines cover five stories which allow parts for the remarkable cast: Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham, Thelma and Louise, Dead Man Walking), Oscar-winner Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin), Oscar-winner Alan Arkin (Escape from Sobibor, The […]

  • Happy Birthday To Elaine Jin, One Of The Stars Of China’s All-Time Highest Grossing Film, “Monster Hunt”

    Happy Birthday To Elaine Jin, One Of The Stars Of China’s All-Time Highest Grossing Film, “Monster Hunt”

    December 15, 2015 — Elaine Jin, who plays the feisty, proud and extremely dotty (but lovable) grandmother in Monster Hunt — the highest grossing Chinese film of all time — turns 61 years old today.The actress has been appearing in films in China since 1974. Among her best-known is Yi Yi, which was nominated for 19 awards around the world — and won twelve, including one for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared in Gorgeous, […]

  • Janis Joplin’s Famous Porsche Sells For $1.76 Million

    Janis Joplin’s Famous Porsche Sells For $1.76 Million

    December 11, 2015 — Talk about a big haul.As reported yesterday, Janis Joplin’s famous psychedelic Porsche hit the auction floor last night; estimates had the classic vehicle selling for anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000.Imagine the shock when Joplin’s former car sold for a record $1.76 million Thursday night at RM Sotheby’s auction.The previous record for a similar Porsche was $1.5 million – a 1956 Porsche 356A GS Carrera Speedster sold in August 2013. Joplin’s custom-painted car has now achieved an iconic status. The sale […]

  • Janis Joplin’s Car To Be Auctioned Off Today – $600,000 Is The Anticipated Selling Price

    Janis Joplin’s Car To Be Auctioned Off Today – $600,000 Is The Anticipated Selling Price

    December, 10 2015 — Tonight is your chance to own a piece of history.RM Sotheby’s is hosting its “Driven by Disruption” sale Thursday evening, featuring an array of famous cards from a Roy Rogers-owned 1963 Pontiac – estimated to be sold near $75,000 – and Janis Joplin’s famous psychedelic Porsche.The grand total for the Me and Bobby McGee singer’s former whip could exceed $600,000, bringing in a hefty sum for Joplin’s family, who intends to use the proceeds for charity.Janis has […]

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  • It is Kirk Douglas’ 99th Birthday

    It is Kirk Douglas’ 99th Birthday

    December 9, 2015 — There are few more illustrious — or longer — film careers than that of Kirk Douglas.In his first movie, the 1946 melodrama The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers, Douglas played a role that he would rarely take on again — a weak man who relies on his wife — a supremely tough Barbara Stanwyck — and everyone else for his success. By the time of his second film he was already playing a more characteristic role — a tough […]

  • Watch “Years Of Living Dangerously” On Ian Somerhalder’s Birthday

    Watch “Years Of Living Dangerously” On Ian Somerhalder’s Birthday

    December 8, 2015 — Today is the 36th birthday of actor Ian Somerhalder.Somerhalder had already been acting in movies and television shows for seven years when he began playing the role of Boone Carlyle on the popular television show Lost (a role he played for 28 episodes over the course of three years). But  his role as Damon Salvatore, in The Vampire Diaries made him a star.He has won numerous Teen Choice awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Young Hollywood Awards. But the other side […]

  • Remember The Attack On Pearl Harbor: Watch “Why We Fight” By Frank Capra

    Remember The Attack On Pearl Harbor: Watch “Why We Fight” By Frank Capra

    December 7, 2015 — 64 years ago, the military strike against Pearl Harbor propelled America into World War II.The attack began at 7:48 (Hawaiian Time). It was actually a series of attacks on the Philippines, Guam and Wake Island, and on British-held territories in the Pacific, but the attack on Pearl Harbor is only one commonly remembered. 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded in the assault. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously called December 7th, 1941 “…a date which will live infamy.” […]

  • Watch “Wild Bill” And Wish Jeff Bridges A Happy Birthday

    Watch “Wild Bill” And Wish Jeff Bridges A Happy Birthday

    December 4, 2015 — Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges turns 66 years old today.Bridges has been acting since he was a baby. He was born into a successful acting family — his father, Lloyd Bridges, appeared in more than 150 films, although he was probably better-known as a television actor, having starred in the popular series Sea Hunt, before appearing in the anthology series The Lloyd Bridges Show.Jeff Bridges’ brother Beau, (Norma Rae, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Witness for the Prosecution) with whom […]

  • Before They Were Famous — Watch Keanu Reeves And Kiefer Sutherland In “Brotherhood Of Justice”

    Before They Were Famous — Watch Keanu Reeves And Kiefer Sutherland In “Brotherhood Of Justice”

    December 3, 2015 —  When Keanu Reeves was just 25 when he became a superstar with the movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But he had been making and starring in films since 1985, when he was just 21. And we are accustomed to watching Kiefer Sutherland save the world as Jack Bauer in the immensely successful television show 24 which began in 2001, when he was already 35 years old; but he had been acting in movies since 1983, when he was […]

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  • Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” Is Short-Listed For Nomination As Best Feature Documentary

    Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” Is Short-Listed For Nomination As Best Feature Documentary

    December 2, 2015 — The shortlist for feature length documentaries under consideration for Oscar nominations has been released, and FilmRise is proud to announce that its recent acquisition, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, has made the list.The Alex Gibney documentary, based on the Lawrence Wright‘s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (published in 2013), presents a historic and present day view of Scientology and includes interviews with a number of ex-members who quit after many years. It details […]

  • The Divine Miss M Turns 70 — Watch “Jinxed” On Bette Midler’s Birthday

    The Divine Miss M Turns 70 — Watch “Jinxed” On Bette Midler’s Birthday

    December 1, 2015 — She has won four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has also been nominated for two Academy awards. Her recordings have  four Gold, three Platinum and three Multi-platinum albums by RIAA. She has sold more than 30 million records and won three Grammy Awards.The eternally young Bette Midler has worked as a singer, actress, comedian, songwriter and film producer for almost 50 years, having played the role of Tzeitel in the Broadway production of  Fiddler […]

  • FilmRise-Distributed “Janis: Little Girl Blue” Opens In New York City To An Impressive Per Screen Average

    FilmRise-Distributed “Janis: Little Girl Blue” Opens In New York City To An Impressive Per Screen Average

    November 30, 2015 — With an impressive Rotten Tomatoes rating (89%), Janis: Little Girl Blue, the documentary on the life of Janis Joplin by Oscar-nominated director Amy J. Berg, opened in new York City over the Thanksgiving weekend to an impressive per screen average and terrific word-of-mouth.Over the opening weekend, Janis: Little Girl Blue raked in a per screen average of $12,012; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the top-grossing film for the weekend, had a per screen average […]

  • Listen to Janis Joplin Sing “Mercedes Benz” On Karl Benz’s Birthday

    Listen to Janis Joplin Sing “Mercedes Benz” On Karl Benz’s Birthday

    November 25, 2105 — Karl Benz was born 171 years ago. He created the first petrol-powered vehicle — widely accepted as the first automobile — in 1886. He called it the Benz Patent Motorwagen. He began commercially marketing the vehicle in 1901.But it wasn’t until 1926, after the merger of the Benz company and the Daimler automobile manufacturing companies, that a car was actually called a Mercedes-Benz.Of course, the brand still exists. It is one of the oldest and most respected car manufacturers […]

  • Celebrate Monkeys: Watch The 2-Part Documentary “Designed By Nature”

    Celebrate Monkeys: Watch The 2-Part Documentary “Designed By Nature”

    November 24, 2015 — November 24th is a day to celebrate monkeys.41 years ago today, the skeleton of Lucy, a hominid of the Austrolopithecus farensis species was discovered. She lived approximately 3.2 million years ago in Ethiopia. Three significant facts about Lucy: she was a new species that had never been seen before; her skeleton was far more intact than those of creatures of a similar age that have been found; and she was named after the Beatle’s song Lucy […]

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  • Before They Were Famous — Two Early Jack Nicholson Movies Show Why He Became A Star

    Before They Were Famous — Two Early Jack Nicholson Movies Show Why He Became A Star

    November 23, 2015 — Jack Nicholson has been famous for so long that it is hard to imagine a time when his face and name were not instantly recognizable. His raised eyebrows and smirk have been part of our consciousness for many years.Although he had been working as an actor for more than a decade, he first came to almost universal attention with the movie Easy Rider  in 1969. The film, produced by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, was a […]

  • Celebrate Universal Children’s Day — Watch A Trio Of Family Movies With Your Kids

    Celebrate Universal Children’s Day — Watch A Trio Of Family Movies With Your Kids

    November 20, 2015 — It’s Universal Children’s Day, so watch a movie with your kids.Since 1954, November 20th has been recognized as Children’s Day (although there are a number of other days that celebrate children — and most parents would probably say that every day is Children’s Day). There is also World Children’s Day and International Children’s Day; plus numerous countries around the world recognize their own version of Children’s Day.Universal Children’s Day started as a charter of the United Nations. It […]

  • Watch “Smoking/Non-Smoking” On National Smokeout Day

    Watch “Smoking/Non-Smoking” On National Smokeout Day

    November 19, 2015 — Today is the American Cancer Society’s National Smokeout Day.In honor of that ideal, FilmRise presents Smoking/Non-Smoking, a compelling movie based on a number of true stories.Lucie Arnaz plays Eleanor Jordan, a wife and mother who suddenly finds herself on trial for murder after her 47-year old husband dies of lung cancer brought on by second-hand smoke from Eleanor’s long smoking habit. And while the case at first seems frivolous, a number of circumstances cause the case […]

  • The Four Original Members Of The 27 Club Are Among The Most Influential Artists In The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

    The Four Original Members Of The 27 Club Are Among The Most Influential Artists In The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

    November 18, 2015 — The 27 Club is one that virtually no one wants to belong to.Although its roster has expanded through the years, the origin of the 27 Club — the singers and  musicians who died within a year of their 27th birthdays — were several artists from the seminal years of rock ‘n’ roll. These stars made the indelible marks on the form, only to die much too soon.There are four charter members. Their deaths all took place between […]

  • Great Books Made Into Great Films: FilmRise’s Classics Collection Presents Two Versions Of “Jane Eyre”

    Great Books Made Into Great Films: FilmRise’s Classics Collection Presents Two Versions Of “Jane Eyre”

    November 17, 2015 — Jane Eyre is a classic novel that filmmakers return to again and again. By 1926 it had been made into at least 8 different movies (not all used the original title). There have been at least 9 English-speaking versions in addition and there have been numerous foreign versions as well.The 1847 novel by Charlotte Brontë is the story of an unfortunate orphan girl who makes her own way despite the efforts of Victorian society to destroy her. It […]

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  • Before They Were Famous: Watch “Some Girls,” With Jennifer Connelly And Patrick Dempsey

    Before They Were Famous: Watch “Some Girls,” With Jennifer Connelly And Patrick Dempsey

    November 16, 2015 — Both Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly started making movies at very young ages.Patrick Dempsey would, of course, become a household name with the starring role of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the long-running (and immensely popular) television series Grey’s Anatomy. But before he was cast as “Dr. McDreamy,” he had been acting in the movies for 18 years.Dempsey had his first starring role at the age of 21. He portrayed “Sonny” Wisecarver, (a real person) who, during World War […]

  • Watch “Soldier Girls”: A Documentary Examining Lives Of Female Army Recruits During Basic Training

    Watch “Soldier Girls”: A Documentary Examining Lives Of Female Army Recruits During Basic Training

    November 13, 2015 — In 1976, women were allowed to enter the service academies for the first time. Before that, women were allowed to serve in the armed forces, but primarily in the capacity as nurses. With their entry into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy, the nature of women’s service in the armed forces would change.But not quickly.In 1978 they were permitted to serve only on non-combat ships for the […]

  • “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” Premieres In Los Angeles

    “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” Premieres In Los Angeles

    November 12, 2015 –The eagerly anticipated documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans had its Los Angeles premiere last night at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater in North Hollywood.The film is the story of the making of Steve McQueen’s pet project, the movie Le Mans, about the 24 hour-long endurance race which takes place each year in France. The film has since become a cult favorite but upon it release was poorly reviewed and a financial failure. It had been […]

  • “Janis: Little Girl Blue” Is The Centerpiece Of DOC NYC, America’s Largest Documentary Film Festival

    “Janis: Little Girl Blue” Is The Centerpiece Of DOC NYC, America’s Largest Documentary Film Festival

    November 12, 2015 — DOC NYC 2015 will run from November 12 – 19, and will showcase many of the world’s greatest documentaries.In its sixth year of existence, DOC NYC has become America’s largest documentary film festival. This year it will present more than 200 films and more than 100 events.  It has become one of the year’s essential film festivals.“This cinematic bonanza covers everything new and noteworthy in the world of documentary filmmaking.”– The Huffington Post said of it, “This cinematic […]

  • Three Films To Watch On Veterans Day

    Three Films To Watch On Veterans Day

    November 11, 2015 — It is time to think about and honor the Veterans of our country.Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and commemorated the end of World War I, which was observed at the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Many countries would eventually change the name of the holiday. In 1954, in America, it  would come to be called Veterans Day.Memorial Day honors those who died while in service; Veterans Day is a day […]

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  • Celebrate Richard Burton’s 90th Birthday With A Triple Feature Of His Movies

    Celebrate Richard Burton’s 90th Birthday With A Triple Feature Of His Movies

    November 10, 2015 — Sir Richard Burton, one of the greatest movie stars of his time, would have been 90 years old today.Born to a Welsh-speaking, working class household, Richard Burton would come to be considered to be one of the finest actors of his generation, gifted with talent, good looks, and one of the world’s most gorgeous speaking voices. He was one of the greatest stars of his time, as well. But he is most famous for one thing — […]

  • See Why Hedy Lamarr Was Billed As The Most Beautiful Woman In Hollywood — Watch “Dishonored Lady” On Her Birthday

    See Why Hedy Lamarr Was Billed As The Most Beautiful Woman In Hollywood — Watch “Dishonored Lady” On Her Birthday

    November 9, 2015 — She was one of the most beautiful women in the world — but that was only one characteristic of actress Hedy Lamarr, whose film career was just part of a remarkable life.She first rose to fame in a film entitled Ecstasy. The film, shot in 1933 in Czechoslovakia, showed a few brief scenes of Lamarr swimming and running through a forest naked. That alone would have made it scandalous (and a hit); but it also had a scene in […]

  • Great Books Made Into Great Films: FilmRise’s Classics Collection Presents “Of Human Bondage”

    Great Books Made Into Great Films: FilmRise’s Classics Collection Presents “Of Human Bondage”

    November 9, 2015 — Certain classic books seem as if they were written to be made into films — even though many of the authors could not have envisioned a film version of their works.That is why certain books are made into movies over and over again. Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights,  Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist — there are just a few of the novels that film has turned to with regularity, and in some cases there is more than one fine […]

  • It Is 35 Years Since The Death Of Steve McQueen

    It Is 35 Years Since The Death Of Steve McQueen

    November 6, 2015 — For many people who grew up watching Steve McQueen’s movies, it was difficult to believe that he was only 50 years old at the time of his death. The influence he had on film and on popular culture was enormous. It felt as though he had been around far longer.It wasn’t until 1958, at the age of 28, that he first came to wide attention, in the cheesy B-movie The Blob. The horror film was not […]

  • Celebrate Roy Rogers’ Birthday With “The Sheriff Of Tombstone” and “In Old Caliente”

    Celebrate Roy Rogers’ Birthday With “The Sheriff Of Tombstone” and “In Old Caliente”

    November 5, 2015 — Roy Rogers was the “King of the Cowboys,” a hugely popular Western star in an era when Westerns were one of the country’s favorite entertainments. He was born in 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He first became famous fronting for the “Sons of the Pioneers” musical trio. He sang, yodeled and played guitar. Their first recording for the Decca Label, was the 1934 classic — and frequently covered — Tumbling Tumbleweeds, written by Bob Nolan,who was a member of the group. The song […]

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  • Before They Were Famous — Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman’s First Feature Film: “Triple Bogey On A Par Five Hole”

    Before They Were Famous — Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman’s First Feature Film: “Triple Bogey On A Par Five Hole”

    The world was saddened by the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2014. Aside from the personal considerations, people were disturbed to think of the number of roles he would never play and parts he would not perform. Considered to have been one of the most versatile actors of his generation, his death at the age of 46 was mourned around the world.Now, as audiences wait to see his final screen performance as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, […]

  • Celebrate Charles Bronson’s Birthday With A Pair Of Action Classics

    Celebrate Charles Bronson’s Birthday With A Pair Of Action Classics

    November 3, 2015 — It is the birthday of Charles Bronson, one of the screen’s great tough guys. In his heyday he was one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. In 1975, he was the fourth highest-paid actor in Hollywood, behind only Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand and Al Pacino.He would become well-known through a number of well-received and extremely popular ensemble movies, notably The Dirty Dozen, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape (in which, ironically,  he played “The Tunnel King,” despite […]

  • Before They Were Famous — Watch “My Brother The Pig,” Starring Scarlett Johansson

    Before They Were Famous — Watch “My Brother The Pig,” Starring Scarlett Johansson

    October 25, 2016 — Of course, she had been acting in movies since she was 9 years old. but Scarlett Johansson was not a household name — and certainly not yet an A-lister — when she starred in the delightful comedy, My Brother the Pig.In it she plays Kathy, a young girl whose brother George (played by Nick Fuoco (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), magically transforms into a pig while their parents are away in Paris.With the help […]

  • Celebrate Halloween By Watching Michael Caine Transform In The Horror Classic “Jekyll And Hyde”

    Celebrate Halloween By Watching Michael Caine Transform In The Horror Classic “Jekyll And Hyde”

    October 30, 2015 —  There is a reason that certain stories scare people for generations and continue to resonate through the years.They are just that good — and that scary.One of the most successful horror stories ever written is Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (originally called Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). It is, of course, the tale of an ordinary doctor whose scientific experiments cause him to live part time with […]

  • Stream “Young Dracula” On FilmRise To Get Ready For Halloween

    Stream “Young Dracula” On FilmRise To Get Ready For Halloween

    October 29, 2015 – The week before Halloween is the perfect time to binge-watch seasons 1-4 0f  Young Dracula.The award-winning series, which originally aired on CBBC, is a humorous horror/drama television show that is based loosely on a children’s book called Young Dracula and Young Monsters by Michael Lawrence. It won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s Drama, and the Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Drama.It stars Gerran Howell, Keith Lee Castle, Simon Ludders and Clare Thomas.The series follows the Dracula family […]

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  • The Hunter’s Moon Has Passed — It’s Safe Again To Watch “An American Werewolf In London”

    The Hunter’s Moon Has Passed — It’s Safe Again To Watch “An American Werewolf In London”

    October 28, 2015 – “Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.”The full moon fell on October 27, so werewolf sightings should be over for a few weeks.Except for those who choose to watch An American Werewolf in London, the horror/comedy classic that defined the genre when it came out in 1981. Directed by John Landis (Animal House, Trading Places, Dream On), the movie brilliantly connected with audiences and it has become a cult classic over the years.The sequences […]

  • FilmRise Raises A $25 Million Acquisition And Licensing War Chest

    FilmRise Raises A $25 Million Acquisition And Licensing War Chest

    October 28, 2015 – FilmRise has raised $25 million, which will add significantly to the Brooklyn-based distribution company’s impressive acquisition and licensing streak.The company has made many impressive deals over the last few months, acquiring the rights to Amy Berg’s Janis: Little Girl Blue, Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, all of which are considered to be contenders for the short list of Oscar nominees.They have also acquired U.S. distribution […]

  • Watch A Halloween Double Feature Of Vincent Price And Edgar Allan Poe

    Watch A Halloween Double Feature Of Vincent Price And Edgar Allan Poe

    October, 27, 2015 – It’s that time of year.For Halloween, serve up twice the horror: a double feature of Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent Price.Poe was undoubtedly the master of the macabre, having written dozens of classic horror stories before horror was even a genre. Although they were written in the first half of the nineteenth century, Poe’s stories mystify, frighten and disturb us today. And who could better embody the world of Edgar Allan Poe than one of film’s most frightening actors: Vincent […]

  • Maureen O’Hara, Classic Film Beauty, Dies At 95

    Maureen O’Hara, Classic Film Beauty, Dies At 95

    October 26, 2015 – Maureen O’Hara, the gorgeous Irish-born beauty who starred in dozens of classic films during Hollywood’s Golden Years, died over the weekend at 95. She was one of the last remaining stars from that era.Her first significant film role was in 1939, opposite Charles Laughton in Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Also in that year she starred as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, also with Laughton.  In 1941 she would star in How Green Was My […]

  • Todd Haynes’ “Poison” Is A Landmark In The History Of Gay Cinema

    Todd Haynes’ “Poison” Is A Landmark In The History Of Gay Cinema

    October 23, 2015 – From the FilmRise film catalog: Todd Haynes’ Poison is considered to be one of the most influential films in generating what would come to be known as The New Queer Cinema.Haynes, who has gone on to direct the critically acclaimed films Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and I’m Not There, among many others, is considered to be on this year’s Academy Award shortlist for a nomination as Best Director for his film Carol, which will be released on November 20 […]

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  • “Monster Hunt” Becomes The Highest Grossing Film In Chinese Box Office History

    “Monster Hunt” Becomes The Highest Grossing Film In Chinese Box Office History

    October 22, 2015 – China’s state news agency, Xinhua, has announced that Monster Hunt has become the country’s biggest box office film of all time. Xinhua used data from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.Previously, the highest grossing film in Chinese box office history had been Furious 7, which was reported in April to have taken in $323 million in China, breaking the previous record set by  Transformers: Age of Extinction ($319 million). Furious 7 actually made several […]

  • FilmRise To Distribute “A Faster Horse,” Acclaimed Documentary About The Ford Mustang

    FilmRise To Distribute “A Faster Horse,” Acclaimed Documentary About The Ford Mustang

    October 21, 2015 – In 1964, Ford put out the original Mustang, a two-seater with a long hood and a short deck, which gave it a sporty look. No one at Ford was sure how the public would take to the innovative design. An original roll-out of 100,000 units was ordered for the first year. By the time the dust settled, more than 415,000 would be sold. Within 18 months, more than one million had been ordered. The first large-scale […]

  • Janis Joplin’s Psychedelic Car Will Be Auctioned Off In New York City

    Janis Joplin’s Psychedelic Car Will Be Auctioned Off In New York City

    October 14, 2015 – On December 10th, for an estimated price of just $400,000, you can own a significant piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche is going up for auction in the “Driven by Disruption” sale at RM Sotheby’s in New York City. The 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet was custom-painted in a wild, multi-colored 60s pattern, which is a portrayal of the “History of the Universe” intertwined with pictures of Joplin and her back-up band. Numerous photographs […]

  • Watch The Trailer For “The Nightmare” If You Dare…

    Watch The Trailer For “The Nightmare” If You Dare…

    October 20, 2015 – What could be scarier than the truth? The Nightmare, Rodney Ascher’s documentary on sleep paralysis — a condition in which the sufferer cannot move, react or speak but their mind remains conscious and aware of things going on around them — has reviewers calling it one of the scariest movies in years. The film is based on the experiences of eight people who suffer from the condition.  Ascher has recreated some of their incredibly frightening stories. The movie […]

  • The Porsche Driven By Steve McQueen In “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” Is Up For Sale

    The Porsche Driven By Steve McQueen In “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” Is Up For Sale

    October 14, 2015 – Steve McQueen was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood in 1971, at the time he decided to make the film Le Mans, but there was another bold-faced star in the film — the classic 1971 Porsche 911 T Coupé that McQueen drove during filming of the movie. The car is being offered in The Exceptional Sale in Paris on November 4th, at Christie’s. Making the film was a labor of love for McQueen, who had been racing cars for […]

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  • October 21, 2015 Is The Day That Marty McFly Traveled To In “Back To The Future 2”

    October 21, 2015 Is The Day That Marty McFly Traveled To In “Back To The Future 2”

    October 21, 2015 – That is actually the date to which Marty McFly travels in the time-travel movie Back to the Future 2. Back in Time, the documentary about the making of and continuing popularity of the Back to the Future franchise, is part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary  of the original film’s release. The documentary, recently acquired by FilmRise for release on DVD in the USA, details the ways that the comedy, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea […]

  • The Church Of Scientology Has Begun A Campaign To Prevent “Going Clear” From Getting An Oscar Nomination

    The Church Of Scientology Has Begun A Campaign To Prevent “Going Clear” From Getting An Oscar Nomination

    October 13, 2015 – As the season for Academy Award nominations nears, some members of the documentary branch of the Academy are claiming that they are being approached by members of the Church of Scientology in an effort to prevent Alex Gibney’s film, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief from getting a nomination for Best Documentary. The film, which talks with 8 past members of Scientology, has obviously hit a nerve with the Church. Reports that the Church was ordered […]

  • Watch The First Trailer For Amy Berg’s Documentary “Janis: Little Girl Blue”

    Watch The First Trailer For Amy Berg’s Documentary “Janis: Little Girl Blue”

    October 12, 2015 – The first trailer for Amy Berg‘s documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue has been released. The film, a new and in-depth look at the iconic rock singer Janis Joplin, who died 45 years ago,  premiered at the Venice & Toronto Film Festivals; it will  be released on November 27th. “Berg is able to craft a much deeper look into the woman behind the myth and the result is unexpected, to say the least,” read one of the rave […]