'Lew Harper' - "The Galton Case"

Producer Joel Silver continues developing an adaptation of author Ross Macdonald's 1959 crime thriller "The Galton Case", following private detective 'Lew Archer', aka 'Lew Harper': "...almost twenty ...

"The Galton Case"

Producer Joel Silver continues developing an adaptation of author Ross Macdonald's 1959 crime thriller "The Galton Case", following private detective 'Lew Archer', aka 'Lew Harper': "...almost twenty ...

Paul Koslo Dies: Veteran Character Actor Was 74

Paul Koslo Dies: Veteran Character Actor Was 74 Veteran character actor Paul Koslo, known for his work in films such as The Omega Man and Vanishing Point, has died. Koslo died January 9 of pancreatic cancer surrounded by family at his home in Lake ...

Film Review: ‘Galveston’

Film Review: ‘Galveston’ Let’s say you come across gritty desperadoes-on-the-run thriller “Galveston,” maybe flipping channels or because you decided to take a gamble and buy the Ben Foster-Elle Fanning drama on-demand. ...

70s Rewind: The Drowning Pool, Paul Newman Makes Me Sweat

A sequel that arrived nine years after the original, The Drowning Pool follows Los Angeles private detective Lew Harper on a case that made me sweat from Louisiana languor. Paul Newman is sterling in ...

The Drowning Pool

‘Harper Days Are Here Again,’ reads the advertising tag line for this worthy follow-up to Paul Newman’s first outing as Ross Macdonald’s jaded private eye. The movie is certainly worthy, but how did ...

My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen

My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen A movie starring two famous actors who happen to be married in real-life: On paper, it sounds like it should be a sure-fire win. In reality? It’s not that simple. It’s no wonder that famous couples ...

Review: "Hard Times" (1975) Starring Charles Bronson And James Coburn; Sony DVD Release

By Lee Pfeiffer  Sony has released Walter Hill's 1975 directorial debut, Hard Times, on on DVD through their Sony Choice Collection. Hill was an up-and-coming screenwriter with Peckinpah's The ...

The 20 Best Detective Movies of All Time

From a pop culture perspective, private detectives stand for all that’s memorable about film noir. The indifference, the wittiness, and the moral ambiguity that define each urban knight has since ...

Coen Brothers To Adapt, Possibly Direct Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer Crime Novel ‘Black Money’

Perhaps you've been wondering what the Coen Brothers have been doing since “Inside Llewyn Davis”? Rather a lot! They’ve got a movie in the can coming out in February of 2016, the Hollywood comedy ...

Tom Cruise: Where to after 'Edge of Tomorrow' fizzle?

Tom Cruise: Where to after 'Edge of Tomorrow' fizzle? The Tom Cruise movie that immediately came to mind in the opening scenes of Edge of Tomorrow, the entertaining Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers movie that opened Friday, wasn’t one of his ...

R.I.P. Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (1923 - 2014)

American screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. - best known for his work as co-creator of the classic 1960s Batman television series - has passed away from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, ...

'Batman' TV series creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91

Washington, March 29: Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the screenplays of 'The Parallax View', 'Three Days of the Condor, and 'Never Say Never Again', has passed away. He was 91. According to the ...

Review: "Hard Times" (1975) Starring Charles Bronson And James Coburn On Blu-ray From Twilight Time

By Lee Pfeiffer  Twilight Time has released Walter Hill's 1975 directorial debut, Hard Times, on Blu-ray as a limited edition (3,000 units). Hill was an up-and-coming screenwriter with Peckinpah's ...

Melanie Griffith stars in Roar lions film: From the archive, 3 April 1982

American actress' experience of felines comes in handy as she co-stars with her mother Tippi Hedren and 150 wild animals in the film Roar They are calling Roar the animal film to end all animal films ...

On Set Interview: Walter Hill Talks ‘Bullet to the Head’

Walter Hill needs no introduction. He’s written and directed some of the iconic and legendary films of the ‘80s and ‘90s — The Warriors, The Driver, 48 Hrs, Hard Times., Brewster’s Millions, The ...

'Jack Reacher' (2012) Movie Review

Jack Reacher? Who's Jack Reacher? Hi. Are you Jack Reacher? Oh... Jack Reacher... Jack Reacher is not at all what I expected. It's a tonal hodgepodge of genre films from the murder-mysteries of the ...

Scott A. Johnson Back with New Short Story Collection - Droplets

Here at Dread Central we pride ourselves on our staff. It is comprised of a group of truly talented individuals who do some pretty incredible things. Next on tap from the Dread Central staff canon: ...

Peter Landesman to Script Adaptation of Ross Macdonald’s Lew Archer Novel The Galton Case

In October, we reported that Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver had acquired the rights to Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer mystery novels with the hopes of turning the series into a film franchise. The ...

Landesman Adapts "Galton Case"

Peter Landesman has been hired to adapt the script for a film adaptation of Ross Macdonald's 1959 novel "The Galton Case" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures reports Deadline. The plan is ...

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