Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns Made a Fistful of Dollars and Clint Eastwood a Star

Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns Made a Fistful of Dollars and Clint Eastwood a Star Sergio Leone was born Jan. 3, 1929; he would have been 90 this week. Though he directed only seven films, their impact has been wide and long-lasting, including making Clint Eastwood a star. On Oct. ...

Inside the Tour That Made Metallica Megastars

Inside the Tour That Made Metallica Megastars When Lars Ulrich reflects on Metallica’s massive Damaged Justice tour now, he marvels that they were able to pull it off at all. “No band as extreme as ours had ever done a full arena tour,” he says. ...

Ennio Morricone Denies Calling Quentin Tarantino a ‘Cretin,’ Threatens Legal Action Against Playboy Germany

Ennio Morricone Denies Calling Quentin Tarantino a ‘Cretin,’ Threatens Legal Action Against Playboy Germany Update: Ennio Morricone has denied participating in an interview with Playboy Germany in which he is quoted as calling Quentin Tarantino a “cretin” whose movies are “trash.” Read his full statement, ...

Most Memorable Movie Scores

In any action movie, a powerful music score is essential to set pulses racing and crank up the intensity. A movie moment can be transformed with the use of one simple chord when struck at the right ...

BFI Film Audience Network creates kit to help exhibitors support diverse audiences

The website and online toolkit aims to make cinemas more welcoming to audiences with various different needs. The BFI Film Audience Network (Fan) has launched inclusivecinema.org, a website and ...

The Dragon Missile (Region B)

Guest reviewer Lee Broughton offers an assessment of one of the Shaw Brothers’ quirkier and more idiosyncratic historical martial arts efforts: an action-packed Meng Hua Ho wuxia flick from 1976 that ...

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in June 2018

With June around the corner, a fresh round of shows and movies will soon arrive on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Netflix kicks off the month with some fan favorites for the first blistering hot days of ...

10 Westerns Inspired by Samurai Movies, from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (Photos)

10 Westerns Inspired by Samurai Movies, from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (Photos) We finally got a glimpse of “Shogun World” in the latest episode of “Westworld,” and the idea to mash up the two universes isn’t just a coincidence. There’s a long history of Westerns borrowing from ...

From Homeless to Netflix: The Long Journey of ‘Godless,’ Scott Frank’s Feminist Western

From Homeless to Netflix: The Long Journey of ‘Godless,’ Scott Frank’s Feminist Western “Godless” is the smart western that nobody wanted when it was a two-hour movie. Scott Frank (“A Walk Among the Tombstones”) spent 12 years hearing “no” to his drama about a small town that lost all of ...

From Homeless to Netflix: The Long Journey of ‘Godless,’ Scott Frank’s Feminist Western

From Homeless to Netflix: The Long Journey of ‘Godless,’ Scott Frank’s Feminist Western “Godless” is the smart western that nobody wanted when it was a two-hour movie. Scott Frank (“A Walk Among the Tombstones”) spent 12 years hearing “no” to his drama about a small town that lost all of ...

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Call James Corden Ugly in Late Night Sketch

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Call James Corden Ugly in Late Night Sketch Ryan Reynolds and James Brolin are out promoting Deadpool 2, which is now currently in theaters and breaking R-rated box office records in its first 24 hours. In a recent press stop, the two actors ...

Ryan Reynolds & Josh Brolin Leave James Corden With Short End Of Ugly Stick In Spaghetti Western Reboot

Ryan Reynolds & Josh Brolin Leave James Corden With Short End Of Ugly Stick In Spaghetti Western Reboot Poor James Corden just doesn’t stand a chance. Co-starring with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin in a remake of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, guess who plays what? That’s the funny-ugly premise of ...

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Spoof 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' With James Corden

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Spoof 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' With James Corden Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin made their latest Deadpool 2 press tour stop with a pretaped sketch for CBS' The Late Late Show on Thursday night, but host James Corden didn't seem too happy in their ...

Deadpool Hijacks Walmart's Movie Isle in Hilarious Blu-Ray Stunt

Deadpool Hijacks Walmart's Movie Isle in Hilarious Blu-Ray Stunt Deadpool 2 will officially hit theaters later on tonight, but the Merc with a Mouth hit Walmart earlier this week. To coincide with the release of the sequel as well as the 2-year anniversary of the ...

BFI apologises for ejecting cinemagoer with Asperger's: 'We got it wrong'

A woman was “forcibly removed” from the screening, while a man said to have used abusive language was also ejected. The British Film Institute (BFI) has issued a response to reports that emerged on ...

BFI apologises for ejecting autistic cinemagoer: 'we got it wrong'

A woman was “forcibly removed” from the screening, while a man said to have used abusive language was also ejected. The British Film Institute (BFI) has issued a response to reports that emerged on ...

Amazon schedule: Here’s what is coming in February 2018, including ‘The Tick’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

Amazon schedule: Here’s what is coming in February 2018, including ‘The Tick’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ The Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Mozart in the Jungle” returns to Amazon for season 4 beginning on Feb. 16. Gael Garcia Bernal plays Rodrigo, the roguish conductor of the New York Symphony. In ...

Podcast: 2013 Oscar Predictions, 'Snitch' Review and Tons of Games

It's the 2013 Oscar prediction edition of the RopeofSilicon podcast as we prepare for this weekend's Oscar ceremony and live blog. Laremy and I compare predictions and talk a lot of Oscars before ...

DVD Playhouse--June 2009

DVD Playhouse—June 2009 By Allen Gardner The International (Sony) An Interpol agent (Clive Owen) joins forces with a Manhattan D.A. (Naomi Watts) to bring down an arms dealing ring and a corrupt ...

Eastwood Retires From Acting

Eastwood Retires From Acting Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood is retiring from acting, after a career spanning more than 50 years. The 78-year-old had limited acting success in the 1950s, before shooting to fame in the 1960s with ...

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