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3 items from 2011

Blu-ray Review: Richard Lester’s The Three Musketeers & The Four Musketeers

4 October 2011 12:17 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rather shamelessly packaged to fool you into thinking these are in some way tied-in to the new Paul W.S. Anderson version, this duo of 70s classics have been released onto pin-sharp Blu-ray for the very first time. Enjoy some of the richest production values and costume design that 70s cinema had to offer – all as you’ve never seen it before (even on the big screen, I’d wager) as Blu-rays, here and here.

These are a truly odd and unique pair of films. They were produced by the father-and-son team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind who decided (very much as they did with their later Superman franchise) to produce both films back-to-back. This doesn’t seem especially unusual these days, but it was revolutionary back in the early seventies! The Three Musketeers finishes with a teaser trailer for the following year’s The Four Musketeers and the only other »

- John Ashbrook

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Catch up Guide: From E20 to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

16 September 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

TV: EastEnders E20

"You wanna jump on my wave daddio?" Faith, Ava and Donnie are the newest residents of No 3, Albert Square as this bouncy teen-friendly Ee spin-off returns for a third series (complete with a dubsteppy remix of the theme). Three 10-minute chunks debut online every week, with an omnibus edition on Friday nights. Hot spice 'n' that, innit.

Online from Thu; omnibus Friday, 8.30pm, BBC3

TV: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

If you enjoyed Gary Oldman's new version of Le Carré's classic and want to spend more time in the murky world of cold war espionage, slow meetings and brown carpet Britain, you now have clearance to access the full seven-episode version from 1979. Alec Guinness is on impeccable form, trying to uncover a Soviet mole at the heart of the MI6 circus. Ian Richardson, Joss Ackland, Beryl Reid, Patrick Stewart are among the top-drawer Brit cast in a »

- Richard Vine

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Keanu Reeves Says the Bill & Ted 3 Script Is Almost Finished

6 April 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

A little over a year ago, we brought you word that Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) was hinting that he’d like to reprise his role as “Ted” Theodore Logan for a third, most excellent adventure with his buddy, Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter). At the time Reeves said that they were trying to get part 3 greenlit and when he was asked if he was joking or not, the actor said “I’m not”.

I think most people (including myself) brushed it off as a bit of a pipe dream, due to collective nostalgia for two of the best sci-fi/time travel comedy films that have ever graced the screen, and simply thought it was cool that Reeves even acknowledged those two fun, fan favorite films from his early days, especially considering the huge career he’s had since then.

While recently speaking with MTV about his latest film Henry’s Crime, »

- Jason Moore

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