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Cinema Retro Issue #32 Now Shipping Worldwide! Subscribe Or Renew Today!

25 May 2015 4:53 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro issue #32 has now shipped worldwide to subscribers. Subscribe or renew your subscription today and help support the world's most unique film magazine!

Highlights Of Issue #32 Include:

Ray Morton looks at the revivals of King Kong beginning in the 1960s, with special emphasis on his two-part report on the making of the 1976 big budget remake.  Howard Hughes takes an in-depth look at the making of 100 Rifles  starring Raquel Welch, Jim Brown and Burt Reynolds. Matthew Field interviews iconic producer Anthony Waye about his work on the Star Wars and James Bond series.

Ernie Magnotta goes overboard and analyzes the merits of Orca, The Killer Whale Tim Greaves goes undercover to examine the Charles Vine spy films of the 1960s and talks with star Tom Adams. Adrian Smith interviews screen sex siren Caron Gardner and reviews Our Man in Marrakesh (aka Bang! Bang! You're Dead!) Raymond Benson's Top Ten »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys

24 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »

- Drew McWeeny

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Aaron Rodgers Flubs Final Question on Celebrity Jeopardy! but Wins Big for Charity All the Same: Watch Now!

12 May 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Aaron Rodgers' final pass was intercepted, but he won the game anyway! The Green Bay Packers quarterback emerged triumphant on tonight's episode of Celebrity Jeopardy!, coming out on top against retired astronaut Mark E. Kelly (Gabrielle Giffords' husband) and Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary. Not bad, right? "Had a blast on @Jeopardy checking off another bucket list item. Should have said turd ferguson on final jeopardy though. #maccfundwins," Rodgers tweeted afterward, hilariously referencing "Burt Reynolds'" alter ego on those timeless SNL "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketches. The athlete, who played college football for University of California, Berkeley, had a »

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Burt Reynolds Makes Rare Appearance at His First Comic Con: Photos

11 May 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Back at it! Burt Reynolds made a rare public appearance on Saturday, May 9, and while he looked strikingly different than years back, the veteran actor is still as charming as ever. Reynolds, 79, who has shied from the public eye in recent years, stepped out at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia this past weekend, attending the fan event for his first time. "I think it's a good time to find out what it's all about," he told The Philadelphia Inquirer of the event. "I always [...] »

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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »

- D. Zhea

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Pitt Former TV Co-Star Kallsen Dead at 48, Emmy Nominee Meadows dead at 95, Oscar nominee Mankiewicz dead at 93

30 April 2015 9:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen dead at 48 Nicholas Kallsen, who was featured opposite Brad Pitt in the short-lived television series Glory Days, has died at age 48 in Thailand according to online reports. Their source is one of Rupert Murdoch's rags, citing a Facebook posting by one of the actor's friends. The cause of death was purportedly – no specific source was provided – a drug overdose.* Aired on Fox in July 1990, Glory Days told the story of four high-school friends whose paths take different directions after graduation. Besides Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt, the show also featured Spike Alexander and Evan Mirand. Glory Days lasted a mere six episodes – two of which directed by former Happy Days actor Anson Williams – before its cancellation. Roommates Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt vying for same 'Thelma & Louise' role? The Murdoch tabloid also »

- Andre Soares

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Wizard World Philadelphia Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1 Features Clay Mann Artwork

28 April 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rick Grimes takes aim from the shotgun seat in the Wizard World Philadelphia variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, drawn by artist Clay Mann (X-Men, Gambit).

Press Release -- "Philadelphia, April 28, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Batman Eternal and Harley Quinn artist Clay Mann has drawn the ninth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 7-10. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Pennsylvania Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic. »

- Derek Anderson

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1989

28 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a crazy early Nic Cage role to a lesser-known film starring Robert De Niro, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1989...

Ah, 1989. The year the Berlin Wall came down and Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was also a big year for film, with Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade topping the box office and Batman dominating the summer with its inescapable marketing blitz.

Outside the top 10 highest-grossing list, which included Back To The Future II, Dead Poets Society and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989 also included a plethora of less commonly-appreciated films. Some were big in their native countries but only received a limited release in the Us and UK. Others were poorly received but have since been reassessed as cult items.

From comedies to thrillers, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from the end of the 80s...

25. An Innocent Man

Disney, through its Touchstone banner, had high hopes for this thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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19 New Movies to Watch at Home This Week Including Mommy, Inherent Vice and Convoy

28 April 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Mommy Diane (Anne Dorval) is a single mother in a dead-end job whose teenage delinquent son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) has just been remanded into her care by the youth hospital where he had been detained. Unprepared for his numerous outbursts but fueled by love and pride she does her best to find a balance suitable for them both, but it’s only with the help of a neighbor woman that Diane begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Not gonna lie, Mommy‘s placement as my pick of the week is due mostly to the fact that I can’t quite tell how exactly I feel about it. There are moments, scenes and emotions at play here that are magical and powerful in equal measure — the fantasy sequence in particular »

- Rob Hunter

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Jack Nicholson Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Actor

22 April 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Let's hope Jack Nicholson has a pleasant birthday on Wednesday, or at least a less disturbing one than the birthday when pal Hunter S. Thompson showed up outside his house, turned on a spotlight, blasted a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, fired several rounds from his 9mm pistol, and (when the terrified actor and his kids refused to open the door) left an elk's heart on the doorstep.

Nicholson turns 78 on April 22, and even though he hasn't been in a movie for five years, he still looms large in our collective imaginations. Younger viewers know him from his flamboyant performances in "The Departed," "The Bucket List," "Something's Gotta Give," and "Anger Management," but his older films remain ubiquitous on TV as well, including "As Good as It Gets," "A Few Good Men," "Batman," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Terms of Endearment," "The Shining," and "Chinatown." A late bloomer, »

- Gary Susman

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23 specially-shot movie teaser trailers

21 April 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Psycho to Jurassic Park, here are 23 teaser trailers that don't show a frame of footage from the movies they're advertising...

These days, we're used to the marketing hype for a major film building up about two years ahead of release. Visitors to Comic-Con got a preview of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, for example, more than two years ahead of its due date. Our collective hunger for a first look at major forthcoming films is such that, it seems, studios are keen to show off their work-in-progress earlier and earlier.

But there are ways of teasing a forthcoming movie without showing a frame of the finished product, which is where the following list comes in. They're all examples of promos that manage to get across the flavour of a future film without going into story details. Some of them were made before a foot of celluloid was exposed, »

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Jason Sudeikis in Talks for ‘Fletch’ Reboot

15 April 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity Studios is in talks with Jason Sudeikis to star in its reboot of “Fletch.”

Relativity and Boies/Schiller Film Group have closed a deal for movie rights to “Fletch,” based on the Gregory Mcdonald novels. The books center on newspaper reporter Irwin Maurice Fletcher, who prefers the nickname “Fletch” and has to deal with drama surrounding his two ex-wives.

Producers are Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Boies/Schiller president Zach Schiller, David List on behalf of the Mcdonald estate and John Rickard.

Relativity and Boies/Schiller are currently meeting with writers for the project, expected to return to the beginning of the Fletch stories, as McDonald did in his prequel “Fletch Won.”

A “Fletch” reboot has been in the works at several other studios. Warner Bros. began developing a “Fletch” movie in 2011 and and set up the project with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar.

Mcdonald first optioned »

- Dave McNary

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Ryan Reynolds Shares ‘Deadpool’ Fan-Made Movie Poster

12 April 2015 10:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ryan Reynolds has stepped into one of the most rabid fan bases in all of pop culture with his upcoming take on Marvel’s Deadpool, but he’s proven he has a solid grasp on the sillier side of the character, as evidenced by his recreation of Burt Reynolds‘ classic eye-candy poster. He appears to have embraced the fandom as well, taking a moment on Sunday evening to share a fan-made movie poster for the “Deadpool” film. The poster looks like an homage to both “Mary Poppins” and “Spider-Man,” with a tag-line riffing on Peter Parker’s mantra. “With great power comes great irresponsibility, »

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'The Golden Girls' May Get Official Lego Set, If Enough Fans Want It

8 April 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you threw a party, and invited everyone you knew, you could gather them around an official "Golden Girls" Lego set - if Lego puts it into production.

Lego has this thing where they invite fans to create models of potential Lego sets, take photos, and share descriptions on their Lego Ideas page to gather support for the proposals. Right now, there's a proposal for a Lego version of "The Golden Girls," complete with photos of how the set would look. If the project gets 10,000 supporters, it heads to the Lego Review stage, where a board of set designers and marketers evaluate the project and decide whether it will become a new Lego Ideas set. At this point, there are just over 2,400 supporters, with 343 days left to hit the 10,000 mark.

Here's the product description, from the creator:

This is a recreation of the Golden Girls House used in filming the »

- Gina Carbone

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

- Carmel Dagan

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Passes Away at 88

7 April 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Best, who played the memorable Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane on the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, passed away yesterday at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. The actor played Roscoe P. Coltrane, the longtime rival to the Duke brothers, on all seven seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985.

The actor was raised in Indiana and ended up moving to New York after serving in World War II. He found work as a fashion model which lead to him being discoverd by a casting agent. He became a contract player for Universal Pictures. He appeared in a number of films throughout the 1950s such as Winchester '73 alongside James Stewart and The Cimarron Kid with Audie Murphy. He ended up working in both TV and film throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, appearing in notable episodes of The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train and Have Gun - Will Travel, »

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Dead at 88

7 April 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor James Best, who played hapless Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane for six seasons on the hit CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday, April 6th, in hospice care in Hickory, North Carolina. According to the Charlotte Observer, Best died from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

Best was born Jules Guy in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the youngest of nine children. His mother, who died when he was three, was the sister of Ike Everly, the father of music duo the Everly Brothers. After her death, the child was adopted and raised in Indiana. »

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17 New Blu-rays & DVDs to Watch at Home This Week

7 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Hooper Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds) is the world’s greatest living stuntman, but his age is catching up with him as evidenced by the bevy of aches and pains his body is feeling these days. His long-suffering girlfriend (Sally Field) sees it as a sign that he should exit the business, but when a young upstart (Jan-Michael Vincent) threatens to outshine Hooper onscreen the veteran is forced to up his game if he wants to compete. I stand by the belief that ’70s Burt Reynolds is the best Burt Reynolds, and this light-hearted comedic romp is a prime example. Powered by a goofy mentality and Reynolds’ charisma, the movie entertains despite featuring the slightest of plots and an absolutely terrible stance on drunk driving. (It’s all for it.) The »

- Rob Hunter

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James Best Dead -- 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff Dead at 88

7 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Best -- who famously played bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" -- died Monday night at age 88.  Best passed in a hospice facility following a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, a close friend told the Charlotte Observer. In addition to his role on "Hazzard," Best appeared on several classic shows, including, "Gunsmoke," "Mod Squad," "I Spy," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason" and "Rawhide." Best formed an acting school in the ' »

- TMZ Staff

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