On Movies Archive: August, 2011

Multiple “Tree” movies create forest of confusion

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OK, there’s The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s cinematographically rapturous, thematically cosmic, chronologically momentous art... Read more

Gotti biopic with Travolta, Pacino, now gets Palminteri

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Adapted from John Gotti Jr.’s memoir, Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, a biopic about the boss of the Gambino crime family is getting... Read more

“Paradise Lost” doc-makers to add new ending after prison release of West Memphis 3

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills came out in 1996 and shook up not only the documentary world, but the criminal justice... Read more

Dueling Jeff Buckley biopics

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Jeff Buckley drowned in Wolf River Harbor, outside of Memphis, in 1997. He was 30, on tour, and on track for fame and fortune, when he went... Read more

Dirty Dancing redux – ‘80s classic to be rebooted

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“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” But somebody -- Lionsgate, in fact – is going to put her on the big screen again. Dirty... Read more

Wild Japanese cinema rarities on tap through August and September

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Unknown Japan II, a six-week series of FREE screenings of little-seen Japanese films, begins this Wednesday, Aug. 10, with the nutso 1967 Age... Read more

New Harold Lloyd book explores laughs and landmarks of the great comedian’s on-location classics

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Silent Visions: Discovering Early Hollywood and New York Through the Films of Harold Lloyd is a stellar piece of cineastic detective work –... Read more

James Franco’s secret “Ape” picture revealed!

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It’s called The Ape, it played at a couple of film festivals (L.A., Austin), in 2005, and phhhttt, then it disappeared. But if ever there... Read more