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Notebook Soundtrack Mix #6: The New Hollywood Mixtape

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When I think about the American New Wave, I’m always traveling through the vast open roads of North America, its forever-changing landscapes and mythical American dreams, with all its bittersweet promise. Sonically speaking, I’m in that space, too. So much of the New Hollywood cinema is vast Americana; Death Valley and desert-hot gas stations, the ultimate nihilistic road movie. But so much of it is everywhere else too; sleek Manhattan apartment blocks, the old Wild West, and the outer regions of space. In my head it’s a mixtape of philosophical and artistic ideas, one of cinema’s counter-culture melting pots where more questions are raised than answered and the plot is not driven by a desire for resolution.This mix was dreamed up as a mixtape: driving across state lines, re-adjusting the radio station on the dashboard as the trip moves further towards a destination that is unknown.
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Mark Patton, Robert Rusler, and Documentarians Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen Talk Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street

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It was during the 1980s when Mark Patton was ready to embrace stardom. He had recently worked with the likes of Robert Altman and Cher, and was starring in the highly anticipated sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, as a teenager named Jesse who had to contend with Krueger’s nefarious plans for him. But all of that changed quickly as the sequel was poorly received at the time, and it seemed like Patton’s lifestyle directly clashed with Hollywood’s value system.

Mark disappeared from the limelight, building a new life for himself away from the entertainment industry, but when he returned to appear in the Never Sleep Again documentary, Patton realized that it was time for him to take control of his life and his legacy and has worked tirelessly over the last 8 years as an activist, and has also reclaimed the power of Freddy’s Revenge,
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Spotlight: Lily Tomlin's Charity Work

Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys and a recent nomination for her narration on “An Apology to Elephants”; a Tony for each of her one-woman Broadway shows, Appearing Nitely and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and two Peabody Awards. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to national prominence in December 1969 in the cast of the top-rated Laugh-In. Tomlin went on to co-write, with Jane Wagner, and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, NCIS, and the acclaimed FX series, Damages. She is also heard as the voice of the science teacher Ms.
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Elliott Gould Texted Steven Soderbergh About Directing A Potential Sequel To Robert Altman’s ‘The Long Goodbye’

Elliott Gould is an actor that has no shortage of films with incredible filmmakers under his belt. Perhaps, none are better than Robert Altman and Steven Soderbergh. The former featured Gould in films like “Mash” and “Nashville,” while the latter has put the actor in all the ‘Ocean’s’ films, as well as “Contagion.” And in Gould’s mind, he thinks that Soderbergh might be the best director to take over the reins on a potential franchise started by Altman.

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Elliott Gould Texted Steven Soderbergh About Making the Sequel to ‘The Long Goodbye’

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Elliott Gould Texted Steven Soderbergh About Making the Sequel to ‘The Long Goodbye’
Robert Altman’s freewheeling La-set mystery “The Long Goodbye” arrived in 1973 like a cigarette in the eye of detective-story conventions. Based on Raymond Chandler’s pulp novel, the film also announced the leading-man status of the idiosyncratic Elliott Gould, who plays world-weary, boozy, chain-smoking gumshoe Philip Marlowe. Gould previously starred in Robert Altman’s 1970 Palme d’Or winner “Mash” and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for 1969’s “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.”

During a wide-ranging Q&a following a 35mm screening of “The Long Goodbye” at Los Angeles’ genre film festival Beyond Fest at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Gould discussed his many iconic collaborations — from Altman to Ingmar Bergman (1971’s “The Touch”) and Steven Soderbergh, for whom Gould starred in the “Ocean’s” films as well as “Contagion.”

While no formal sequel to “The Long Goodbye” has ever been announced, Gould thinks Soderbergh would make
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street is an Essential and Riveting Look into the Life and Legacy of Mark Patton

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An interesting little tidbit about me: years ago, when A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge star Mark Patton had come in to be interviewed for the Never Sleep Again documentary, I was one of the first two reporters to interview him upon his reemergence. I knew at the time it was a big deal, but now after viewing Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, I realize just how monumental that moment was, especially for Patton, who had left Hollywood behind in the mid-’80s, and hadn’t looked back until that very moment when he came in to talk about his involvement in the sequel.

Directed by Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, Scream, Queen! is centered around Mark Patton’s life now, as he makes appearances around the world, as well as what his life and career were like early on until he starred in Freddy’s Revenge,
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Donald Sutherland Slams Climate Inaction: ‘The Attitude at the Un Is Bullshit’

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Donald Sutherland Slams Climate Inaction: ‘The Attitude at the Un Is Bullshit’
San Sebastian — While Donald Sutherland has never shied from speaking his mind, events of recent days have lent his voice an extra tremble of urgency.

“The attitude at the U.N. is bullshit,” said the Canadian actor, echoing the frustrations of climate activist Greta Thunberg that world leaders are not reacting with sufficient gravity to the crisis of climate change.

“I have children, I have grandchildren, and the world that I have left them, and am going to leave them, is not one they’ll be able to live in,” Sutherland said from the San Sebastian Film Festival, where the actor is promoting his latest film, “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and is due to receive the Donostia Award.

“[In China] individuals now have to pollinate flowers because there are no more bees. When you’re driving your car, there are no more bugs on your windscreen. We’ve lost 2.5 billion birds. That’s
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Sid Haig, Actor in ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘Jackie Brown,’ Dies at 80

  • The Wrap
Sid Haig, Actor in ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘Jackie Brown,’ Dies at 80
Sid Haig, a character actor whose credits extend from 1970s blaxploitation films to cult horror classics such as “House of 1000 Corpses,” died Saturday. He was 80.

Haig’s wife, Susan L. Oberg, announced his passing via Instagram: “He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans.”

Haig appeared in more than 50 films, from George Lucas’ “Thx 1138” to the 1971 James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever” to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 crime film “Jackie Brown,” playing a judge in a role written specifically for him.

But he’s best remembered for his work in low-budget films, particularly horror films like director Rob Zombie’s trilogy “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “3 From Hell.” In the series, he played Captain Spaulding, the clown-makeup-wearing patriarch of the murderous Firefly family and the proprietor of a Museum of Monsters and Mayhem.
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‘Downton Abbey’ film reviews: Does it live up to the TV series, or is it stuck in its ‘comfort zone’?

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‘Downton Abbey’ film reviews: Does it live up to the TV series, or is it stuck in its ‘comfort zone’?
It hasn’t been that long since “Downton Abbey” ended its six-season run on TV (its finale aired in the Us in 2016), but it’s already back, this time on the big screen for a reunion movie that reassembles the entire ensemble cast for a visit from the royal family. It opened September 20, but do critics think it warrants a trip to the multiplex?

As of this writing the film has a MetaCritic score of 63 based on 36 reviews counted thus far — 22 positive, 13 mixed, only 1 outright negative. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, which rates film on a pass/fail scale, it has an impressive freshness rating of 85% based on 147 reviews — 125 positive, 22 negative. The Rt critics’ consensus says, “‘Downton Abbey’ distills many of the ingredients that made the show an enduring favorite, welcoming fans back for a fittingly resplendent homecoming.”

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New to Streaming: ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie,’ ‘Pather Panchali,’ ‘Wild Rose,’ ‘Aniara,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Aniara (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja)

The title shares its name with a city-size spacecraft ferrying humans from Earth to Mars in barely three weeks. It’s a routine trip that’s never run into problems with many passengers already having family on the red planet to greet them upon arrival. But there’s a first time for everything as a small field of debris forces Captain Chefone (Arvin Kananian) off course. Unfortunately a screw breaches their hull anyway, pushing their nuclear fuel supply to critical mass. Expelling it may save them for the moment, but without it they cannot steer. So despite having enough self-sustaining electricity
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Sophia Loren movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Two Women,’ ‘Marriage Italian Style,’ ‘Nine’

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Sophia Loren movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Two Women,’ ‘Marriage Italian Style,’ ‘Nine’
Sophia Loren celebrates her 85th birthday on September 20, 2019. Though she rose to fame thanks largely to her looks, the Italian superstar more than proved her acting chops with a series of international hits and an Oscar win for Best Actress. But how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

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Born in 1934 in Rome, Loren began appearing in films both in her native Italy and in Hollywood, popping up in several titles that played more to her incredible beauty than her acting chops. That all changed with “Two Women” (1961), a stirring drama from Italian neorealist Vittoria De Sica that cast her as a mother protecting her daughter from the horrors of World War II. The role brought her international acclaim and Oscar,
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Sophia Loren movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Sophia Loren movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Sophia Loren celebrates her 85th birthday on September 20, 2019. Though she rose to fame thanks largely to her looks, the Italian superstar more than proved her acting chops with a series of international hits and an Oscar win for Best Actress. But how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1934 in Rome, Loren began appearing in films both in her native Italy and in Hollywood, popping up in several titles that played more to her incredible beauty than her acting chops. That all changed with “Two Women” (1961), a stirring drama from Italian neorealist Vittoria De Sica that cast her as a mother protecting her daughter from the horrors of World War II. The role brought her international acclaim and Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival victories as Best Actress, making
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Rob Zombie Talks ‘Miserable’ Studio Projects, Naked Shoots and (Yes) Robert Altman (Guest Blog)

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Rob Zombie Talks ‘Miserable’ Studio Projects, Naked Shoots and (Yes) Robert Altman (Guest Blog)
Rock star turned horror film auteur Rob Zombie this month releases “3 From Hell,” the third in a trilogy that started with 2003’s “House of 1,000 Corpses” and continued with 2005’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”

I’ve appeared in several Zombie films over the years, including playing the warden in “3 From Hell” — which continues the story of the murderous backwoods Firefly family.

And I sat down with Zombie to talk about his work and what has influenced him.

As a kid, what kind of films did you like? Was it always horror?

It was everything. I was media obsessed. I would collect TV Guide for decades and sometimes I’ll go back and look at them. I would first grab the TV Guide, I’d circle everything I was going to watch for the week, which was basically everything. But back then, when you look at it there were so few channels.
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Brewster McCloud

Robert Altman followed up the sleeper success of M*A*S*H with an off-kilter avian fantasy set inside the Houston Astrodome by the writer of Skiddoo! It’s a nascent gathering of many of the principal talents who would populate Altman’s triumphs and tragedies over the next decades. Shelley Duvall’s post-barfing kissing scene is a highlight.

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The Player

After a brief detour working in television and off Broadway, Robert Altman returned to the big screen with a vengeance in 1992’s The Player. Based on Michael Tolkin’s book about a murderous movie producer, the black-comic material seemed ready made for the acerbic director. Starring Tim Robbins as the guilty studio head, the film begins with a title sequence that satirizes tinseltown better than any full-length comedy. Hooray for Hollywood, indeed.

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Beyond Fest 2019: The Exorcist with William Friedkin, Halloween III with Tom Atkins, Natural Born Killers with Cast & More

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Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the Us, is excited to announce its slate of 2019 programming, comprised of 39 features including 3 world premieres, 2 Us premieres and 17 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 14 days of cinematic splendor spanning Wednesday, September 25th - Tuesday, October 8th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate celebrating cinema from all corners of the globe, Beyond Fest is proud to open with a double-barrelled-double-bill from La provocateurs Spectrevision, featuring Color Out of Space, with director Richard Stanley in person, and Adam Egypt Mortimer's Daniel Isn't Real. Other hotly anticipated titles making their West Coast debuts include two stunning social satires; this year's transcendent Palme d'Or winner, Parasite, with writer/director Bong Joon-Ho in person, and Taika Waititi's brilliantly provocative and timely tale, JoJo Rabbit. Eddie Murphy returns in
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Beyond Fest 2019’s Full Programming Schedule Includes Jennifer’S Body 10th Anniversary Screening, Color Out Of Space, In Search Of Darkness, The Evil Dead 4K Restoration

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Once again honoring the horror genre's past while celebrating its present, Beyond Fest returns with another jaw-dropping lineup of screenings and special guests this fall in Los Angeles, with a full lineup that includes Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, the zombie comedy Little Monsters, the ’80s horror documentary In Search of Darkness, a 10th anniversary celebration of Jennifer's Body (with Karyn Kusama and Megan Fox in attendance), a 4K restoration of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, a director's cut of The Exorcist (with William Friedkin in attendance), Joe Bob Briggs' one-man show How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, and the Tom Atkins triple feature of The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Night of the Creeps.

We have the official press release with the full Beyond Fest 2019 lineup below, and to learn more, visit the festival's official website.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Beyond Fest,
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Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Mister America’, More

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Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Mister America’, More
The Hollywood-based genre festival Beyond Fest on Tuesday unveiled its 2019 lineup, which kicks off September 25 with the double feature Color Out of Space from Richard Stanley and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real. It kicks off a slate of 39 features including three world premieres, two U.S. premieres and 17 West Coast premieres.

The fest runs through October 8, when it wraps with Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Screenings will be held at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre, with the 14-day fest acting as a fundraiser for the nonprofit American Cinematheque.

Other pics on the slate include the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Parasite, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy, Elijah Wood’s directorial debut Come to Daddy and the Sundance horror pic The Lodge. The world premieres are the Tim Heidecker- and Gregg Turkington-starring Mister America and David A. Weiner
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Day of the Outlaw

How does Hollywood sell a gritty, realistic western? With a sexy shot of star Tina Louise! Viewers will be surprised: this fine western is a showcase for the elemental ruthlessness we associate with director André de Toth — its convincing snowbound setting is so intense, we can almost feel the cold. Slick writer Philip Yordan sets up an impossible conflict as a blizzard moves in on a tiny town… Robert Ryan must sort out his feelings for the town beauty Tina Louise, as he negotiates with the he-boss of the killer crooks, Burl Ives. It looks as if Ryan has no choice but to volunteer for a suicide journey — but nature has the last word.

Day of the Outlaw

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1959 / B&w / 1:85 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date August 27, 2019 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal, Venetia Stevenson, David Nelson, Nehemiah Persoff, Jack Lambert,
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Tim Roth to Receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award

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Tim Roth to Receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award
British actor Tim Roth is to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award in recognition of his “exceptional contribution to the art of film.” The ceremony at the Sarajevo Film Festival will be held on Tuesday. He will hold a masterclass on the same day.

His first screen role was the lead in the controversial Prix Italia award-winning TV movie “Made in Britain.” Roth’s second project came immediately after, starring in Mike Leigh’s critically acclaimed film “Meantime.” As his success continued, Roth starred in more than 15 film and television projects including Stephen Frears’ “The Hit,” for which he won the Standard Award for best newcomer, Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and Robert Altman’s “Vincent and Theo,” in which he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh.

Roth gained worldwide recognition for his roles in two Quentin Tarantino films,
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