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The Test of Time: Devil's Advocate (1997)

We all have movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? So…the point of this here column is whether or not a film stands the test of time. I’m not gonna question whether it’s still a good flick, but if the...

The Devil's Advocate coming to NBC from producer John Wells

There is always a surplus of legal dramas on TV, but this is one that I'd actually watch: NBC is reportedly developing a television adaptation of THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE , based on the the Taylor Hackford-directed horror-drama starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Former "ER" producer John Wells and producer Arnold Kopelson are executive producing, while Matt Venne (MIRRORS 2, FRIGHT NIGHT...

Cool Horror Video: Robin Williams on the making of Insomnia (2002)

"Being a crime novelist in Alaska, is almost like being an Amish tech-rep!" - Robin Williams on the set of INSOMNIA (2002) One of Robin Williams most challenging and unexpected roles was the one he played opposite Al Pacino in the 2002 film INSOMNIA . As a tribute, we've posted a 7-minute making-of video below, during which Robin, in typical fashion, steals the show. Even...

Top 10 Best Movie Devils!

What is it about the devil that fascinates us so much? A lofty thought, sure, but if you think about it, every six months or so it seems a new movie comes out that, if not explicitly tries to tackle such a mystery, flat out boasts the word devil in the title. In the last few years alone: DEVIL, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, DEVIL'S PASS, THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE, HERE COMES THE DEVIL,...

Dissecting Director William Friedkin!

DIRECTOR WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Can you believe THE EXORCIST turns 40 years old this Christmas? Craziness, right!? And no doubt, as the anniversary of the film grows closer and closer, we can expect to see and hear about all kinds of revivals, re-releases, retrospectives, commemorations and the like. But I want to do a little something different. I instead want to shine the...

Dissecting Writer/Director Brian De Palma!

WRITER/DIRECTOR BRIAN DE PALMA Buy DRESSED TO KILL here In his halcyon days, Brian De Palma was one badass motherf*cker! As a staunch Hitchcock acolyte, De Palma's deft understanding of camera framing, movement and composition...all in the name of building suspense and mounting tension...is really second to none. At least, it was in the 70s and 80s. As you may...
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