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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'

12/19/2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'
We’re keeping in tune with awards season, but with a slight twist this week. With Sony’s unfortunate move pulling the new comedy "The Interview" from theatrical release due to hacker threats it felt like time to take a stand. So controversy is the pick of the day…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. The selection this week is a film certainly no stranger to harsh criticism. It was a daring blend of visceral violence, lush visuals, captivating performances and the use of classical music in ways no one had ever seen before. Most of you know this one, but after the sad state of events this ...

'Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection' Arrives On Blu-ray Dec. 2

11/28/2014 6:34am EST
Check Out 'Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection' On Blu-r
"Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection" will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Dec. 2. The 10-disc Blu-ray set includes eight films from one of the greatest directors of all time: "Lolita," "Dr. Strangelove," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket," and "Eyes Wide Shut."

The filmmaker had a special relationship with Warner Bros., so Christiane Kubrick teamed up with the studio to allow access to the director's home, film props, personal cameras, and more.

The collection includes the newly-produced documenta...

Nicole Kidman Regrets Not Calling Stanley Kubrick

10/6/2012 7:47am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman will always regret not following her intuition when she felt an urge to call Stanley Kubrick in 2009, as the moviemaker died the very next day.

The Australian actress hailed her Eyes Wide Shut director as a "great, great teacher" while chatting about her career during a question-and-answer session at the New York Film Festival on Wednesday.

She recalled, "(My ex-husband) Tom (Cruise) and I went to his house and had dinner, and I remember I was nervous. (Ultimately, I was) able to sit on the floor of his office... and be privy to so many things. It was like having a great, ...

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Acquires Incredible Photo Collection

3/31/2012 3:00pm EDT
Alfred Hitchcock presents
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials have acquired more than 70,000 photographs from film historian Marc Wanamaker's Bison Archives private collection.

The images feature vintage set and location photographs of legendary directors like D.W. Griffith, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.

Many of the photos are the only known images of their subjects, including a group of eight behind-the-scenes color shots of the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles' 1958 noir classic, "Touch of Evil."

Academy boss Ric Robertson s...

'The Shining' Dissected For Hidden Messages In New Documentary

12/29/2011 3:28pm EST
The Shining
The alleged subliminal messages moviemaker Stanley Kubrick placed in his 1980 horror movie The Shining are to be explored in a fascinating new documentary, which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next month.

Film fans have speculated that the Jack Nicholson movie is packed with clues about the U.S. government's 'faked' moon landing in 1969 and hidden messages about politics and issues of the day.

And now first-time director Rodney Ascher has investigated the theories for his new film Room 237, named after the hotel suite the film's psychic boy is warned not to enter.


Blu-ray/DVD Review: 'A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition' & 'Never Apologize'

6/1/2011 11:15am EDT
clockwork photo
Ready for “a bit of the old ultra-violence?” We here at Starpulse certainly are and to help celebrate the anniversary of the droogian Kubrick classic we’re taking an in depth look at the new to Blu-ray "A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition." Plus we’ll give our two cents on the new one-man show doc via Malcolm McDowell called "Never Apologize" that’s making its U.S. debut – both available May 31 from Warner Home Video. So grab your bowler hat, cod piece, single fake eyelash and a glass of the old miloko plus – we’re gonna sharpen you up and get you ready for these two new releases...

Will 'Inception' Be Too Smart For Audiences?

7/16/2010 12:08pm EDT
When “Inception” opens on July 16, moviegoers are likely to experience a film unlike anything they have ever seen. Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending, sci-fi heist film is being praised as the best film of 2010 and possibly the most intelligent movie to come out in the last several years. Older movie lovers may remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” in the theater when it was first released in 1968 and feeling as if they had just watched a truly groundbreaking achievement in cinema. This summer, Nolan may unleash a similar event on audiences who have been mostly kept in the...

Sarah's Cinema Musings: Trailer TMI

8/10/2009 10:43am EDT
Inglourious Basterds
We all have experienced the aggravation of pre-feature film stuffing in the movie theater. With increased ticket prices and over inflated concession items, a theater-goer can only wish for a decrease in the ten minutes of commercials and ten to sometimes thirteen minutes of movie trailers before viewing the reason they came. The commercials have become the eccentric or just plain weird uncle we all put up with at family events and holidays; we don't really like dealing with them, but chalk it up to the experience of the main event.

The trailers, on the other hand, are increasingly be...

Sean Penn Supports Guy Ritchie, Not Madonna

11/8/2008 2:40pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn snubbed his ex-wife Madonna and pledged his support for her estranged husband Guy Ritchie as he accepted BAFTA/LA's Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at a Hollywood ceremony on Thursday.

Penn was presented with the prize by director Paul Thomas Anderson at the annual bash to celebrate all things British in Hollywood. When he took to the stage, the actor - married to Madonna from 1985-1989 - sent a message to Brit Richie, hinting his career could flourish after divorcing the Material Girl.

Penn said, "What's my British thing to say? Guy Ritchie is bac...

In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

5/23/2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...

Fifteen Flicks to Avoid on Family Movie Night

5/21/2008 3:01pm EDT
Fifteen Flicks to Avoid on Family Movie Night
Picture this: There's nothing on network so Mom or Pop finds a movie on a premium channel or slides in a DVD from the local video store. Everything's fine until two actors start a simulated bump-n-grind in 53 unavoidable inches of high def skin on parade.

The room gets quiet. Your face gets hot. You do your best not to look at anyone else while your insides curdle and you long to be anywhere but in that room. Sound familiar? Whether your 15 or 50, watching certain subject matter with your elders can equal sheer mortification; with that in mind, we've compiled a list of twenty films too a...

Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

5/20/2008 11:17am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:



Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...

There Will Be Backlash: Radiohead Star Faces An Uphill Battle With Classical Work

2/8/2008 9:05am EST
Jonny Greenwood
Beneath the sky blue dome of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, an eclectic packed house waited eagerly, most of them sandwiched shoulder to shoulder in the wooden pews. The unforeseen overflow attendees were relegated to folding chairs on either side of the Holy Water fountain.

They had listened patiently and attentively to the Wordless Music Orchestra perform ambient modernist pieces by Gavin Bryars and John Adams, but then the breathless crowd saw conductor Brad Lubman signal his players, who raised their bows to strike the first note of Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead's orchestral ...

Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

10/16/2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

7/26/2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...

Scorsese Begins Effort To Restore Films From Around The World

5/22/2007 2:32pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
CANNES, France (AP) - Martin Scorsese wants to save the world cinema. The Academy Award-winning director said Tuesday it was a ''dream come true'' to launch his international project at the Cannes Film Festival, where his ''Taxi Driver'' won the top prize in 1976.

He's backed by an advisory board of prominent directors, including Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro (''Pan's Labyrinth'') and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (''Babel''); China's Wong Kar-wai (''In the Mood For Love'') and Britain's Stephen Frears (''The Queen.'')

The idea stemmed from the work of The Film Foundation in the Unite...

'Overlord,' The WWII Film Shot By Stanley Kubrick's Cinematographer, Restored And Brought To DVD

4/15/2007 10:30am EDT
Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, Stuart Cooper's immersive account of one 20-year-old's journey from basic training to the battle front lines at D-day brings all the terrors and isolation of war to its viewers with jolting authenticity. Overlord, impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick's longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of WWII and a dreamlike meditation on man's smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.

Special Features:

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer

* Audio commentary feat...

VH1 Counts Down The Greatest Internet Superstars, Tonight At 8

3/23/2007 12:02pm EDT
The Numa Numa kid, Gary Brolsma, reigns as the #1 internet superstar on VH1's countdown special, Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars, premiering Friday, March 23 at 8 PM (et/pt).

VH1 brings together all of the greatest internet personalities that populated email inboxes, entertainment sites and blogs all over the world, with its latest countdown of the 40 most memorable internet stars. From the Chinese Backstreet Boys to Perez Hilton to Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell's rendition of Lazy Sunday, it's a who's who of web fame and infamy. Over 175,000 online votes to webjun...

30 Seconds To Mars Sets Modern Rock Radio Record

2/5/2007 1:09pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
With a record-setting run of 50 weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock airplay chart and counting, "The Kill," by Virgin Records platinum rock quartet 30 Seconds To Mars is now the longest-running hit in the history of the Modern Rock chart, which first started monitoring in 1988.

"The Kill," was the second single from the certified platinum release A Beautiful Lie, the band’s second album, which came out on August 30, 2005. Combining a passionate performance and imagery that paid homage to the Stephen King / Stanley Kubrick film classic The Shining, the video clip of "The Kill" won the ...

30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Goes Platinum; Will Headline Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour 2007

1/4/2007 12:32pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie, the second album by Virgin Records’ 30 Seconds To Mars has been certified platinum for U.S. sales of over a million copies, the label announced today. The album was released on August 30, 2005.

30 Seconds To Mars has rarely been off the road, the radio, or the music video screen over the past year. "The Kill" has been on the national Modern Rock airplay chart for over 40 weeks and counting, following its #3 peak – giving 30 Seconds To Mars the longest run on the chart of any other band in 2006. Two tracks by the band, "The Kill," and the current single, "From Yesterda...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

7/26/2006 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...

2nd Single from 30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

5/12/2006 11:39am EDT
30 Seconds to Mars
Best known as an actor, Jared Leto is also the front man for rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Their first album, self-titled, debuted in 2002 featuring a post-grunge sound reminiscent of Chevelle or Incubus. 30STM returned three years later with A Beautiful Lie. The band is currently on their very first headlining tour “Forever Night Never Day” with Victory Records' Aiden and Vagrant Records' Emanuel. Thirty Seconds to Mars also features Leto's brother and drummer Shannon, guitarist Tomo Milicevic and bassist Matt Wachter.

30 Seconds to Mars has released a short film and video for the...