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Play It Again – Easy Rider

By Simon Miraudo March 12, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; […]

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Limitless director to remake Bonnie and Clyde

Limitless director Neil Burger is in discussions to helm a remake of Arthur Penn‘s legendary New Hollywood flick Bonnie and Clyde. According to Deadline, Burger is looking to team up with Up in the Air screenwriter Sheldon Turner for an even grittier take on the real-life Depression Era bank robbers. The project is inspired by Jeff Gunn’s recently […]

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R.I.P. Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn, the acclaimed director whose controversial film Bonnie and Clyde helped kick-start the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. According to his daughter Molly, Penn died in his Manhattan home of congestive heart failure. He had celebrated his 88th birthday one day earlier. Penn’s filmmaking career […]

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R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

New Hollywood icon and acclaimed character actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at his L.A. home following complications from his metastasized prostate cancer. He was 74 years old. Last October, Hopper’s manager Sam Maydew announced that his client had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would cancel all traveling and acting commitments to concentrate on […]

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