Returning to one of the world's most relaxing film festivals
Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013
The up-and-down relationship between a mother and daughter through the years
Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013
Ben Stiller directs and stars in this update of the short story.
Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Mary gets welcome news, but what's to become of Branson?
Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 3, 2014
John Turturro to receive career tribute
Type: Article | Date: Monday, Feb 3, 2014
CCH Pounder and Zoe McLellan will also star
Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
The last episode of the year is here.
Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Dec 29, 2013
The annual presentation is tonight on CBS.
Type: Post | Date: Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Also: MacLaine's Kennedy Center honors, and the Coens' failure fixation
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009
Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide