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6 hrs ago | New Yorker

DVD of the Week: "Kiss Me Deadly"

In the wake of the Second World War, the fear of sudden annihilation from nuclear weapons left its mark on new routines of domestic quasi-military preparedness and on art, both in subject and in tone, as in Robert Aldrich's film noir "Kiss Me Deadly," from 1955 .


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Thriller, Kiss Me Deadly, Movies, Entertainment

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Total Recall: Monty Python comedian Terry Jones directs a radiant...

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Related Topix: Terry Jones, Horror Movies, Thriller, Total Recall, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Terrorism, Underworld, Short, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies

Seasons of Bette: The Letter

I like his films because the first half part of them is always hilarious messy and then deadly serious in the second half.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Letter, Bette, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Bette Davis

Inside Bay Area

Robert Duvall's back in 'Lonesome Dove' territory

Robert Duvall first went to Texas at age 10, when he was a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family.


Related Topix: Get Low, True Grit, Western, Drama Movies, Adventure, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Chase, Crime Movies, Action Movies, THX 1138, Tender Mercies, The Apostle, Science Fiction Movies

Coshocton Tribune

Add theseclassics toyour homelibraries

Film noir buffs, take note. This is one very special week. Two of the genre's finest examples, "Double Indemnity" and "Touch of Evil" arrive on Blu-ray.


Related Topix: Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Gothic, Orson Welles

USA Today

New DVDs/downloads: 'Indemnity,' 'Reality Bites,' more

Release o' the week: Double Indemnity - Reality Bites - Philomena. - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Reality Bites, Drama Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Celebrities, Ben Stiller

Ain't It Cool News

3rd week of April 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: Welles,Wilder,Svankmajer, Mann,Jeong, Sirk,Trier & more

Hey folks, Harry here with our latest Picks & Peeks and there's some truly tremendous films in this week's columns.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Charlton Heston, Mystery Movies, Citizen Kane, Drama Movies, Gothic, Orson Welles, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies

Sky News


With his cool car and James Dean attitude, older guy David is teenager Reese Witherspoon's dream boyfriend - and her father William Petersen's worst nightmare.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Fear, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Movies

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Two Film Classics Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil Out on Blu-ray Today

A pair of groundbreaking movies directed by two of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Billy Wilder and Orson Welles, come to Blu-ray for The First Time ever when Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil premiere in Limited Edition with Exclusive Collectibles including lobby cards, poster reproductions and a rare still of a never-before-seen ... (more)


Related Topix: Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, The Apartment, Mystery Movies, Citizen Kane, Celebrities, Gothic, Orson Welles, Exclusive

Five Robert Mitchum movies airing on TCM in two weeks

In two weeks on Apr. 28, TCM will be airing five of actor Robert Mitchum 's movies.


Related Topix: Angel Face, Crime Movies, The Sundowners, Western, Drama Movies, Ryan's Daughter, Adventure, Celebrities, Robert Mitchum, Country

Sun Apr 13, 2014

New Yorker

Border Incident

Primitive writing mars this blunt 1949 expose of the exploitation of illegal immigrants, but the hero - a Mexican immigration agent who goes undercover as a bracero - is unusual for a Hollywood picture, and Ricardo Montalban displays a simmering energy and alertness in the part.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Border Incident, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Ricardo Montalban, Movies, Entertainment

Sat Apr 12, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Review: 'Mad as Hell' tells story of 'Network' and the rant heard 'round the world

If you are a budding movie buff, there are certain essentials required for your education.


Related Topix: Family, War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Rain, Chinatown, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Comedy Movies, The Hospital, Short, Western, The Verdict, Celebrities, Faye Dunaway

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Family Viewing: 'The Apartment'

Once upon a time: Mr. C.C. Baxter is an unremarkable drone in a gigantic company, and yet in one way he's crucial: He's a bachelor, with a flat he lets his married bosses borrow for their, um, after-hours activities.


Related Topix: Short, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, The Apartment, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Fred MacMurray, Entertainment

Globe and Mail

They oughta be in pictures: Five essential films that reflect Mad Men's cinematic world

"I've seen everything and I've the ticket stubs to prove it," says Don Draper in Mad Men, which would be reasonable enough for an executive in an industry that constantly borrows from the movies, but it could also represent series creator and film buff, Matthew Weiner, who peppers his series with movie references from the era.


Related Topix: Mad Men, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sweet Smell of Success, Drama Movies, New York, Comedy Movies, Lover Come Back, Short, The Apartment, Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family

Radio Times

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron - and the off-screen couples to collaborate on set

Sean Penn is to step behind the camera for new film The Last Face. It's not the first time he's occupied the director's chair, overseeing 2007's critically-acclaimed Into the Wild, but this time there's a difference.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Charlize Theron, Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Revolutionary Road, Drive, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Underworld, Horror Movies, Short, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies

'Joe' is a Southern tale that features a subdued performance from Nicolas Cage

After doing a few films that are below par compared to their earlier films, actor Nicolas Cage and director David Gordon Green return to form with the Southern drama/coming-of-age story/Western, " Joe ."


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Thriller, Undertow, Mud

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Cinema Chat: 'The Raid 2,' 'Enemy' and more at the movies

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Iko Uwais as Rama, left, in a scene from The Raid 2." Opening Downtown "The Raid 2" is a martial arts extravaganza that was one of our favorite films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival .


Related Topix: The Raid, Movies, Entertainment, Theater, Arts, Strangers on a Train, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller

Erie Times News

Kevin Cuneo: Duvall likes odd characters

For Robert Duvall, it always comes back to "The Godfather." Never mind that he's won an Oscar, several Emmy awards and has starred in dozens of highly regarded films.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, History Movies, The Chase, Crime Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Gods and Generals, Adventure, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies, The Great Santini, The Apostle


Smith Rafael Film Center turning 15, screens 'Dark Passage'

"Dark Passage": Congratulations to the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center , which turns 15 on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Thriller, Dark Passage, Mill Valley, CA, Theater, Arts, Marin County, CA, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, San Quentin, Drama Movies, Movies, Entertainment

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sonoma Valley Sun

Flipping the bird

As Sam Spade in the film noir classic "The Maltese Falcon," Humphrey Bogart is to detectives what hardboiled is to eggs.


Related Topix: The Maltese Falcon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart