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Drive-In Dust Offs: Just Before Dawn (1981)

27 August 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although he hasn’t made very many films, Jeff Lieberman is a unique voice in the world of horror. From Squirm (1976) through to Satan’s Little Helper (2004), he’s crafted only a handful of feature length films, each one different than the last. Watching him tackle a different sub-genre is like looking at a new painting by a great artist. Just Before Dawn (1981) is his take on backwoods butcher clans, an inbred cross of Deliverance and Friday the 13th. Everyone should own a Lieberman. This one is mine.

Released by Picturmedia (the fine folks behind Mako: The Jaws of Death) in October, Just Before Dawn played the grindhouses and drive-ins before shuffling off this mortal coil. Of course it had a home video release, but slipped through the cracks there as well. It’s only been with the advent of the internet and social media that people are starting to »

- Scott Drebit

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Blood Simple, Sweet Charlotte, Suicide Squad And Other Scattered Shots And Short Ends

7 August 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

I’ve been back from my Oregon vacation for a couple of weeks now, and though the getaway was a good and necessary one, I’m still in the process of mentally unpacking from a week and a half of relaxing and thinking mostly only about things I wanted to think about. (I also discovered a blackberry cider brewed in the region, the source of a specific sort of relaxation that I’m still finding myself pining for.) It hasn’t helped that our time off and immediate time back coincided with the bombast and general insanity of the Republic National Convention, followed immediately by the disarray and sense of restored hope that bookended the Democrats’ week-long party. The extremity of emotions engendered by those two events, coupled with a profoundly unsettling worry over the base level of our current political discourse and where it may lead this country, hasn »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Looking For Albert Brooks In The Netflix World

10 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

In the hierarchy of significance in what made news this past week, the sudden availability of the entirety of Albert Brooks’ output of feature films as a writer-director via Netflix Streaming may not carry the urgency of, say, the alarming continuance of African-American deaths under police fire, the attack on a peaceful protest against police violence by shooters who killed five law enforcement officers and wounded several more in Dallas, the ongoing partisan bloviating inspired by the FBI’s decision to not charge Hilary Clinton with federal crimes, or the frightening clown circus of offenses that characterizes the dawning of each new day in Donald Trump’s  presidential campaign. But art can, among many other things, provide a momentary respite from pain, sometimes even while examining some of the more frustrating, self-centric and petty dissonances within our own, or someone’s else’s worldview, and in this Brooks’ films at »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Netflix Will Stream 7 Albert Brooks Movies for the First Time

30 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is throwing a film festival for Albert Brooks: The service is making seven movies written and directed by the comedian available for the first time on a subscription-streaming service, starting Friday, July 1.

The films are: “Defending Your Life,” “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” “Lost in America,” “Modern Romance,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and Brooks’ directorial debut “Real Life.” The titles will be available only to Netflix’s U.S. subscribers.

Albert Brooks and his films have been a huge influence on American comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “His innovative early short films and comedy albums lead to body of film work that thrives in the culture and keeps us laughing today. We are proud to have our U.S. Netflix members revisit these great works and to help introduce Brooks’ comedies to the next generation of fans.”

Brooks currently can be heard as »

- Todd Spangler

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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

6 June 2016 3:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »

- Movie Geeks

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CBS Home Entertertainment Trips Down Memory Lane with TV Sets

28 May 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Summer is here and that means it’s time for racing in the streets. Or, if you’re not Bruce Springsteen, it’s a time for rest, relaxation, and binge watching. For nostalgia fans from various generations, CBS Home Entertainment is offering up a tasty assortment of television series from country comedy to ripped from the headlines detectives to our favorite science fiction.

The gem of the set may be the complete Blu-ray sets of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, part of CBS and Paramount’s celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s creation.

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Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season

Release Date: April 26, 2016

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Join the Clampett family as they move to the most famous zip code in the world when the seven-time Emmy award®-nominated series The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season arrives on DVD April 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. »

- ComicMix Staff

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‘Hired to Kill’ Blu-ray Review

19 May 2016 7:14 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, José Ferrer, Michelle Moffett, Barbara Niven, Jordana Capra, Kendall Conrad, Kim Lonsdale, Jude Mussetter, Penelope Reed, David Sawyer, Angela Gerekou | Written by Fred Perry, Kirk Ellis | Directed by Nico Mastorakis

What would you think if I pitched a version of The Magnificent Seven to you, but the seven were women? In the days when we are looking at a female Ghostbusters (not a bad thing) you’d probably nod and think it was a good idea (or complain). Fact is, it has already been made decades ago and directed by Nico Mastorakis. Hired to Kill is an interesting cult gem, so it’s no wonder Arrow Video have released it on Blu-ray.

Mercenary Frank Ryan (Brian Thompson) is tasked with taking out a South American dictator, and freeing a revolutionary leader by the CIA. Knowing that the countries ruler, Michal Bartos’ (Oliver Reed »

- Paul Metcalf

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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii – New Reviews and Interview!

16 May 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

 

Belladonna Of Sadness

Release Date: Coming Soon from Cinelicious Pics Written By: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Jules Michelet (novel), Eiichi Yamamoto Directed By: Eiichi Yamamoto Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama

When I heard about Cinelicious Pics’ plans to restore and release the long lost 1973 anime Belladonna Of Sadness, I was well and truly excited. I’m a huge aficionado of 70s-era anime, and this baby has been a “holy grail” of sorts for folks like me for a good many years — much desired but damn near impossible to obtain. So that being said, and with those expectations set freakin’ sky high, let’s see if ol’ Belladonna was worth the wait or will it just fill me with sadness of my own!

Belladonna Of Sadness, based loosely (and by that I mean hardly at all) on the French novel La Sorcière by Jules Michelet, tells the brutal tale of Jeanne, »

- DanielXIII

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"The Magnificent Seven" Starring Denzel Washington: Teaser Trailer Is Released

21 April 2016 3:02 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

For fans of "The Magnificent Seven", the sands in the hourglass have finally run out. Since the mid-1990s, there have been attempts by studio executives to bring director John Sturges' classic 1960 Western back to the big screen. There was a reasonably popular TV series based on the film that aired in the 1990s but no big screen feature film ever went into production- until now. We realize it is irresponsible to judge a film simply on the basis of its trailer. However, it is appropriate to judge the trailer on its own merits. Suffice it to say that the trailer for the new big screen version of "The Magnificent Seven" stinks-- on ice.  First, it's cut in the same style that virtually every action movie trailer now follows. It's as though the creators of these trailers are in arrested development from the era of  when »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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"Arrow Video" Releases- May 2016

12 April 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Mvd Entertainment Group is furthering the Us distribution of cult film specialists "Arrow Video" with new movie titles available May 2016, including "Hired To Kill" in a Director Approved Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD, "Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers" By Emilio P. Miraglia  in Blu-ray + DVD and "Blood Bath" as a 2 Disc - Limited Edition:

"Hired To Kill" , starring Oliver Reed and George Kennedy, is a new 4K restoration of the action thriller, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis in High Def Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentations. Extras include "Hired to Direct", an interview with Mastorakis, "Undercover Mercenary", an interview with actor Brian Thompson, the film's original theatrical trailer, a stills gallery, the original screenplay "Freedom or Death" (Bd/DVD-rom Content), a reversible sleeve with original artwork by Graham Humphreys, plus a fully-illustrated collector's booklet with writing on the film from critic James Oliver.

"Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia »

- Michael Stevens

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Arrow Video’s May Us Blu-rays Include Blood Bath and Killer Dames Box Set

7 April 2016 12:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mvd Entertainment Group looks to please Emilio P. Miraglia fans with Arrow Video’s May Us Blu-ray releases, including the Killer Dames box set collecting The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. Horror fans can also look forward to Arrow’s high-definition release of 1966’s Blood Bath that features all four versions of the Roger Corman-produced film.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in May…

Hired To Kill (Director Approved Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD)

No man on earth could get him out of prison alive. Seven women will try.

Release Date: May 17th

List Price: $29.95

Starring legendary actors Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Brood) and George Kennedy (The Delta Force and the Naked Gun series), Hired to Kill is a hugely entertaining action flick featuring guns, girls and a plethora »

- Derek Anderson

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Shannon

14 March 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week, we took a look at the career legendary character actor George Kennedy. This week's subject is more contemporary character actor and one of the brightest talents of his generation... Michael Shannon I've been covering films on JoBlo.com for about eight years now. One of the careers I've been most excited to see rise in that time is that of Michael Shannon. When I... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: George Kennedy

7 March 2016 6:59 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week, we took a look at the career of enigmatic director Terrence Malick. This week's actor is a guy celebrated for a totally different kind of work, but a late icon who made his mark in a big way.. George Kennedy I'm well aware that of the people that read this column, only a fraction of them will know who George Kennedy is. Those that do will probably only know the late actor . who passed away... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Former ‘American Gladiators’ Star Lee Reherman Dies at 49

1 March 2016 2:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lee Reherman, a former star of “American Gladiators,” was found dead on Tuesday, TheWrap has learned. He was 49. Reherman was found dead at his home in Malibu. According to a representative for the actor, he had been suffering from a flu-like illness for the past several days. Reherman originally planned on a career in football and played as an offensive lineman at Cornell University. He went on to attend the Miami Dolphins training camp, but failed to make the team. Instead, Reherman moved to California to begin a career in acting. Also Read: George Kennedy, 'Cool Hand Luke' Actor, »

- Joe Otterson

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Craig Windham, Veteran NPR Reporter, Dies at 66

1 March 2016 12:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Craig Windham, an NPR reporter of more than 20 years, died Sunday at age 66, the New York Times reports. According to Windham’s brother Cris Windham, the radio personality, known for his top-of-the-hour newscasts, died of a pulmonary embolism. Windham died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he had been visiting his brother. Also Read: George Kennedy, 'Cool Hand Luke' Actor, Dies at 91 Windham joined NPR in 1995. In an interview with the Times, NPR Newscasts executive producer Robert Garcia characterized Windham’s newscasts as “gorgeous, beautifully layered audio.” Windham, born in Washington in 1949, was a national correspondent for the Unistar/Rko radio networks and. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Oscar Winner George Kennedy Dead At Age 91

1 March 2016 9:46 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Oscar winning actor George Kennedy has died at age 91, five months after the passing of his wife Joan. Kennedy's popularity as a character actor led to eventual leading man roles in major films. Born in New York City, he experienced stage life early, working with his parents in Vaudeville. During WWII he served under General Patton and was decorated for bravery. He drifted into acting on television in the 1950s. With his imposing physical presence (he was 6'4"), Kennedy immediately found work, generally playing heavies who squared off against the series' heroes. Among the shows he guest-starred on were such hits as "Have Gun, Will Travel", "Rawhide", "Gunsmoke" and "The Untouchables". He crossed into feature films in the early 1960s and first made a splash in Stanley Donen's 1963 comedy thriller "Charade" in which he played a crook with a hook hand who attempts to kill Cary Grant in a rooftop fight. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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George Kennedy obituary

1 March 2016 9:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor known for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, the Naked Gun trilogy and Airport

George Kennedy, who has died aged 91, was known mainly for three movie roles, each of which represented a different aspect of his career: as heavy, hero and clown. They were the bullying convict Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (1967) – for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor – aviation expert Joe Patroni in the Airport series of disaster movies from the 1970s, and Captain Ed Hocken, the none-too-bright sidekick of bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) in the spoof Naked Gun trilogy (1988-94).

In the early to mid-60s, the tall, bulky Kennedy (he was 6ft 4in) appeared as bad guys in dozens of TV western series such as Rawhide, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. In films, he continued in the same vein, as the sadistic jailhouse guard who beats up Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave »

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George Kennedy obituary

1 March 2016 9:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor known for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, the Naked Gun trilogy and Airport

George Kennedy, who has died aged 91, was known mainly for three movie roles, each of which represented a different aspect of his career: as heavy, hero and clown. They were the bullying convict Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (1967) – for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor – aviation expert Joe Patroni in the Airport series of disaster movies from the 1970s, and Captain Ed Hocken, the none-too-bright sidekick of bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) in the spoof Naked Gun trilogy (1988-94).

In the early to mid-60s, the tall, bulky Kennedy (he was 6ft 4in) appeared as bad guys in dozens of TV western series such as Rawhide, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. In films, he continued in the same vein, as the sadistic jailhouse guard who beats up Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave »

- Ronald Bergan

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George Kennedy, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Actor, Dies At 91

1 March 2016 7:06 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

George Kennedy, the iconic actor who won an Oscar for his starring turn in Cool Hand Luke, has died. He was 91. George Kennedy Dies Kennedy died of natural causes Sunday morning in Boise, Idaho, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kennedy’s passing was confirmed by his grandson, Cory Schenkel, who said of his late grandfather, […]

The post George Kennedy, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Actor, Dies At 91 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Dallas, The Blue Knight: Actor George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 9:56 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Actor George Kennedy has died at age 91. Perhaps best known for films like Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1968, as well as his roles in the Airport and Naked Gun movie franchises, Kennedy also had a storied career in television. He played the lead roles in the Sarge TV series, which was cancelled in 1972, by NBC, after one season, and The Blue Knight TV series, which was cancelled in 1976, after two seasons on CBS.

Born George Harris Kennedy, Jr. on February 18, 1925, Mr. Kennedy passed away in Idaho, at 4:30am, on February 28, 2016, just 10 days after his 91st birthday. TMZ reports it has confirmed the actor's death with his grandson, Cory Schenkel.

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