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HBO Film 'The Girl' Explores Alfred Hitchcock's Obsession With Tippi Hedren

10/19/2012 11:00am EDT
'The Girl'
Somehow, 36 years after he made his last film and over three decades since he passed away, Alfred Hitchcock is still a star.

More than any other director in history, Hitch, as he was called by many who worked with him, was as famous as the people he directed in his films. So perhaps it’s not all that surprising that the Master of Suspense is the subject of two big films this year – the first being HBO’s ‘The Girl,’ airing Saturday, Oct. 20.

The well-cast telefilm is about the making of two of Hitchcock’s later works – ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie,’ both in the 1960s – and his relationship with...

Tippi Hedren Stunned By Toby Jones' Perfect Hitchcock Voice

8/4/2012 2:12pm EDT
Tippi Hedren
Actress Tippi Hedren froze with terror the first time she heard Toby Jones' pitch-perfect Alfred Hitchcock voice for new movie The Girl - because it brought back awful memories of her time with the movie mogul.

Hedren filmed The Birds and Marnie with Hitchcock and now she's using the new TV biopic about the revered director to reveal all about what a tyrant he was on movie sets - if he didn't get his own way.

The 82-year-old star claims Hitchcock tried to romance her and when she spurned him, he turned life on set into a living hell.

She says, "When I first heard Toby's voice as Alfred H...

Review: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Slow, Drawn-Out And Distinctively Drab

12/6/2011 4:00pm EST
Tinker photo
I’m all for films that take their time. There’s nothing quite like the bravery of a picture that dares to engage by fleshing out those quiet moments and infusing character insights that longingly linger. In his previous film "Let The Right One In," Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson wielded this delicate bravado like a master swordsman, bringing his slow and methodic style to the done-to-death tale of vampires to illicit freshness. Problem is that in his latest outing "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" the long book and material upon which the film is based and the unrushed pacing of Alfredso...

Anthony Hopkins Is Like Lecter Without The Leash In 'The Rite'

1/28/2011 12:24pm EST
The Rite
Ever since “The Blair Witch Project” (1999), the horror genre has been increasing its attempts at realism to create chills. This is because for today’s audiences, the more believable that the story is, the scarier watching the film can be. Some horror flicks pass on documentary shooting style, preferring to throw around the phrase “inspired by true events” to add legitimacy instead.

Mikael Håfström’s exorcism thriller “The Rite” is primary example of this trend because it is not a documentary, but it claims to be based on a true story. Since the film fails to establish credibility thou...

Review: 'The Rite' 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't Feeling The Spirit (Video)

1/28/2011 9:32am EST
The Rite
'The Rite' is a supernatural thriller inspired by true events. The film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) who is sent to the Vatican to study exorcism. Michael is a man with many doubts...not only about demon possession but about his own calling. He challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons in treating the possessed.

When Michael arrives in Rome he is order to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms. Michael is resistant, questioning Father Lucas at every ...

Watch The Hilarious Redband Trailer For 'Your Highness,' Featuring Natalie Portman In A Thong

11/17/2010 10:48am EST
Your Highness
James Franco and Danny McBride star in the raunchy fantasy comedy Your Highness, which follows two princes: one of the "Prince Charming" variety (Franco) and one that's the complete opposite (McBride). When a princess is captured by an evil wizard (Justin Theroux), the two princes must quest to save her. Along the way, they meet a daring, adventurous princess played by Natalie Portman.

The first uncensored trailer for the R-rated film was just released - watch it below. The following trailer features adult language, and requires you to confirm that you are at least 18 years old.


Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

4/27/2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...