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Early in his career, Alfred Hitchcock began making small appearances in his own films. The cameos sometimes lasted just a few brief seconds, and sometimes a little while longer. Either way, they became a signature of Hitchcock’s filmmaking, and fans made a sport of seeing whether they could spot the elusive director. From 1927 to 1976, Hitchcock made 37 appearances in total, and they’re all nicely catalogued by Hitchcock.TVand the clip above. Read more about Hitchcock here: http://bit.ly/XKNMNM

Al Pacino to Receive Honorary Award at L.A. Italia Festival

As part of the eighth annual Los Angeles, Italia-Film, Fashion and Arts Fest, renowned theater and film actor Al Pacino will be receiving the fest’s newest and highest honor: the Jack Valenti — L.A., Italia Legend Award.

Named after former MPAA president Jack Valenti, who helped pioneer the first movie ratings system, the award is set to be given each year to an Italian-American who “has made major contributions to the global motion pictures industry.”

Pacino will receive his award on Feb. 17 during the festival’s opening night ceremonies at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Jack Valenti’s daughter Courtenay, now a vice president of production at Warner Bros., will present the award.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/WQs1WE

written by mark rozeman for paste magazine

Acclaimed Indonesian director Mouly Surya makes an appearance in the Sundance World Competition selection with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, a romantic drama set in a school for the visually impaired.

Check out the trailer and see new images in the gallery for Mouly Surya‘s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday 19th.

The Indonesian film starring Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita and Karina Salim is already being eyed as Indonesia’s foreign film entry for next year’s Academy Awards.

Read preview about the movie here: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/new/sundance-2013-what-they-don-t-talk-about-when-they-talk-about-love-trailer-and-images/

The film’s produced by Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni and Tia Hasibuan. Support the movie and check out the Sundance Film Festival’s official page for it.

 

–sources and images from twitchfilm.com and upcoming-movies.com 

 

Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS‘ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology

Last year, the indie horror anthology “V/H/S” was released and promised to be chock full of truly in-your-face terror – these were fearless directors, given complete creative freedom, and squeezed together under a tight, blood-soaked package. Of course, the promise of “V/H/S” and the actual movie itself were quite different, and while there were certainly some gems (including entries by Ti West and Joe Swanberg that blurred the line between mumblecore and horror even further), most of them were overlong and uninvolving and (worse yet) reinforced some of the worst traits in the horror genre, including an undercurrent of ugly misogyny that was knotted through almost every section.Well, the conceit seemed too irresistible to leave alone and this year we have “S-VHS” making its grand debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which follows the original in structure and form. Thankfully, there are some segments that play around with the format and tease where this series could be headed. So, section-by-section, let’s take a look.
Read more about “S-VHS” movie here: Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS’ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology | The Playlist.Overall: “S-VHS” is a whole lot of fun. We can imagine midnight audiences at Sundance (and wherever else it plays – SXSW seems likely) shrieking with delight at some of the sections, and “Safe Haven” is, by our estimation, a bold piece of original horror that will widely be revered, applauded and (like any good piece of balls-out horror) widely derided. We’d love to see the series, if it does in fact continue, continue to diversify the types of stories and the locations where those stories (and filmmakers) are based. But an anthology has to be graded on an average; it is, after all, only as good as the sum of its bloody body parts. [B]

review by drew taylor images from blogs.indiewire.com

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Speaking at the film’s premiere about the ‘Sound City’documentary, Grohl told the audience, “I consider this to be the most important thing I’ve ever done, artistically, of all the albums I’ve made, of all the bands I’ve had the pleasure of being in. I really feel like the ‘Sound City’ movie, its intention is to inspire the next generation of kids to fall in love with music as much as I did.” As to whether or not directing is an experience he would like to repeat, the musician coyly responded, “I started the Foo Fighters as a hobby, and that was 20 years ago.”

Read more about Dave Grohl‘s Sound City Movie at Sundance Film Festival here: Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Rock the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Green Day ¡QUATRO!‘ Full Documentary

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