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Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.
FILE - In this June 19, 2014 file photo, Director/Producer Clint Eastwood attends the Warner Bros. Premiere of "Jersey Boys" at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival held at Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14, in Los Angeles. Hollywood may be an industry driven by youth, but this summer has brought a rush of releases from directors working well into their late 70s and early 80s. The 78-year-old Woody Allen, whose latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," opens Friday, July 25, 2014, follows films from Eastwood (84), Roman Polanski (80) and Jean-Luc Godard (83). (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP, file)
FILE - In this May 15, 2001 file photo, Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard poses during a photocall for his film "Eloge de l'Amour," which will be screened in competition at the 54th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Hollywood may be an industry driven by youth, but this summer has brought a rush of releases from directors working well into their late 70s and early 80s. The 78-year-old Woody Allen, whose latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," opens Friday, July 25, 2014, follows films from Clint Eastwood (84), Roman Polanski (80) and Jean-Luc Godard (83). (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
Dragoon: Garlic Festival
As a kid growing up in Arizona I used to be mesmerized by tales that my Grandmother would tell about the Lost Dutchman Mine and the disappearances of those who would look for the miner’s treasure in the maze of the Superstition Mountains of the East Valley. As an adult I often wondered why no one had ever tapped into those legends and made a movie based on those mysterious stories. Well, the wait is finally over.
Recent Corona del Sol graduate Sarah Galvin’s scientific prowess has earned her a high accolade at an international science fair and a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to be among some of the sharpest minds in the world.
“They say that a hero could save us,” but there’s no need to wait for one to walk through the door. Head to the FilmBar in Phoenix, where you can catch superhero flicks for the 21 and older crowd throughout the month of June.
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, director Sebastian Junger from the film "Which Way Is Front Line From Here" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Junger's new documentary film, Korengal," continues where his prior film, "Restrepo," left off, constructed by the director from unseen footage taken in Afghanistan. The movie is in limited release on May 30, 2014, and goes nationwide soon after. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)
NEW YORK — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.
Mesa Community College student Jessica Thompson’s training in the arts focused almost entirely on the visuals. That, however, didn’t prevent her from winning a national competition for her skills at adding an audio element to a fall MCC performance.
Actress Dee Wallace was the guest of honor for the Cujo screening at last week’s Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) and International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF). She will probably forever be known as “E.T.’s Earth Mom”, but she is still actively working today (she currently plays Wesen’s Mom, Alice, on the current season of NBC’s Grimm.)
LOS ANGELES — With several films set to debut this year, including such disparate turns as a taxidermist villainess, mysterious amnesiac and an actress-turned-princess, Nicole Kidman will again become a familiar face in theaters.
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, Nicole Kidman poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie "The Railway Man" during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. For her latest role in "The Railway Man," out Friday, April 11, 2014, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner plays supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (portrayed by Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax confront his past as a prisoner of war in Thailand, where he worked on the “death railway,” a 258-mile stretch of treacherous train track running into Burma. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, file)
“This is the end, beautiful friend.” That line from The Doors’ song could easily sum up Friday at the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) and International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF), where several apocalypse themed films were showcased throughout the day and the highlight of the evening was meeting the amazingly beautiful Dee Wallace, who was on hand for the screening of her classic film, Cujo.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day and numerous other events.
Actress Dee Wallace Stone is one guest lined up for the Phoenix Film Festival that begins April 4. [Submitted photo]
The ASU Association of Filmmakers will host a fundraiser on March 25 at 8 p.m. in room COOR 170 on the ASU Tempe campus.
Actress Dee Wallace, star of genre film favorites like The Howling, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Critters and The Frighteners, will be making a special appearance at the screening of the classic Stephen King movie, Cujo, during the 2014 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF). (Extra geek-points to whoever asks her who would win in a fight between E.T. and Cujo.)
District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Scottsdale Film Festival Advisory Board for a four-year term.
It takes a lot for a film based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gaming technology. But "Need for Speed," based on the hit EA Entertainment racing game that's sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box office.