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9 items from 2015


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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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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Monte Merrick Dies; Writer Penned 1990 film ‘Memphis Belle’

22 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monte L. Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter probably best known for the screenplay for the film “Memphis Belle,” died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer . He was 65.

The 1990 film “Memphis Belle,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starred Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz and Matthew Modine in the WWII story of the U.K.-based crew of a B-17 bomber who must go on one last mission, over the heavily defended city of Bremen, Germany.

Most recently, Merrick wrote the screenplay for the indie “Skating to New York,” released in December 2014.

He also penned the 1997 Disney TV version of “Oliver Twist,” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood; films including 1994 rodeo story “8 Seconds,” 1992 Tom Selleck starrer “Mr. Baseball” and the Lee Grant-directed 1989 dramedy “Staying Together”; and the TV movie “Miracle at Midnight.” His plays, produced Off Broadway in New York and throughout the country at regional theaters, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Monte Merrick Dies; Writer Penned 1990 film ‘Memphis Belle’

22 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monte L. Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter probably best known for the screenplay for the film “Memphis Belle,” died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer . He was 65.

The 1990 film “Memphis Belle,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starred Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz and Matthew Modine in the WWII story of the U.K.-based crew of a B-17 bomber who must go on one last mission, over the heavily defended city of Bremen, Germany.

Most recently, Merrick wrote the screenplay for the indie “Skating to New York,” released in December 2014.

He also penned the 1997 Disney TV version of “Oliver Twist,” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood; films including 1994 rodeo story “8 Seconds,” 1992 Tom Selleck starrer “Mr. Baseball” and the Lee Grant-directed 1989 dramedy “Staying Together”; and the TV movie “Miracle at Midnight.” His plays, produced Off Broadway in New York and throughout the country at regional theaters, »

- Carmel Dagan

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5 to 7 | Review

2 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Love in the Afternoon: Levin’s Gallic Flavored Romantic Drama Lacks Sense of Amour Fou

Writer and producer Victor Levin makes a patiently observed portrait of unconventional romance in the heterosexual realm with the warmly performed 5 to 7, so named for the French saying “Le cinq a sept,” which basically means happy hour but carries playful connotations of extramarital romance in the hazy, undocumented hours afforded the working class before reporting for duties on the domestic hearth. Playful, observant, and provoking to those who’ve never considered the possibility (or worthiness) of such an arrangement as the romantic involvement suggested here, the film feels calibrated towards the type of American conservatism that can only begin to fathom such quandaries through the guise of a pronounced European influence.

Here, it is a French couple suggesting that monogamy has little to do with a successful marriage, and a series of intellectual Manhattan »

- Nicholas Bell

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Galloping Horse hires Chen, lines up co-pros

25 March 2015 2:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Outfit plans co-productions with Jerry Weintraub and Cameron Jones.

Beijing Galloping Horse, which has appointed former Ivanhoe co-chief Ray Chen as general manager, is lining up two Us-China co-productions with producers Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven) and Cameron Jones (Traffic).

Weintraub is executive producing martial arts action title Legion Of One, to be directed by Christopher Cain (Young Guns). Cain’s Angry Monkey Entertainment is the Us producer on the project, about a foreign orphan who is raised as a kung-fu master in the Shaolin temple.

Jones is producing musical romantic comedy Forever Young, to be directed by Eric Stoltz, which is in the early stages of development.

Galloping Horse is also developing three Chinese projects – New York-set youth dram, Lost In New York, to be directed by newcomer Frank Zhu; Love From Another Planet to be directed by Huang Lei (Angry Kid) and executive produced by Zhang Yibai; and a feature version of hit TV »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Cameron Crowe’s Singles finally coming to Blu-ray

3 March 2015 6:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Singles, the 1992 sophomore effort from director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Say Anything).

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In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Dillon); Linda (Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Singles stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Tom Skerritt, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Peter Horton and Sheila Kelly.

The Blu-ray release of Singles is presented in 1080p with DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 surround. Extras include:

–25 Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes:

–The 16-minute “The Ballad of Janet and Dr. »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘The Breakfast Club’ at 30: The Best and Worst Films of John Hughes

13 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.

The Best…

10) Uncle Buck (1989)

John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »

- Matthew Chernov

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