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6 items from 2014


‘Danger Mouse’ Reloaded At Cbbc

17 June 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In a move sure to delight readers of a certain age, cult cartoon Danger Mouse is headed back to TV. Following the misadventures of an intrepid rodent with a talent for espionage, the tongue in cheek format saw the title character take on the machinations of the evil Baron Greenback, all the while assisted by his fragile hamster assistant Penfold.

Voiced by David Jason and Carry On star Terry Scott, the show had quite a pedigree and though casting has yet to be confirmed it’s a likely bet Jason will return. He is reviving his Granville character for a full series of rebooted sitcom Still Open All Hours and is probably in nostalgic mood. As it only takes a quick trip to the recording studio I can see him lending his wily vocal talents to “Dm” once more. Scott is sadly no longer with us, so if Jason decides »

- Steve Palace

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Long Lost Film 'Santa Fe Satan' to Screen at RiverRun International Film Festival

28 March 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One would be shocked to discover how many classic films have gotten lost in time, having been briefly presented to the world only to never be seen or found again. Even more shocking are some of the larger-than-life movie concepts that the film industry of yesteryear would come up with ("King Kong Appears in Ido," for instance) that unfortunately didn't manage to make the historic imprint that many other classics have. Fortunately, the Uncsa School of Filmmaking has obtained a truck load full of film prints and dedicated itself to restoring and screening as many as they can, including the long-lost musical version of "Othello" entitled "Santa Fe Satan" that will be screened at this year's RiverRun International Film Festival, according to Camel City Dispatch. "Santa Fe Satan" (originally entitled "Catch My Soul") had a difficult production, with the creator Jack Good adapting the original stage version for film and »

- Ziyad Saadi

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The Forgotten: Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down

19 March 2014 11:19 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Even back when Britain was an industrial nation, films about industry were relatively rare: audiences who worked on assembly lines presumably wanted to look at something more glamorous on their night at the pictures. In Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Albert Finney snarled, "Don't let the bastards grind you down," a neat encapsulation of the working man's political philosophy, whereas I'm Alright Jack (1959) took a dismayed view of the hostile stand-off between Capital and Labor. That Boulting Brothers satire may have adopted a "plague on both your houses" stance, but in fact its sympathy was with management.

The Agitator (1945) is the product of a gentler age: it tries to be sympathetic to everybody, but again there's a hidden conservative bias. Still, as the product of a generation who had just won the war and were looking forward, some of them, to a bright socialist future of free education and health care, »

- David Cairns

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Big turning points in the James Bond movie franchise

20 February 2014 4:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Michael Reed 21 Feb 2014 - 05:56

We take a look at some potential turning points that could have altered the Bond legacy significantly...

007 lists resurrection amongst his hobbies, but speculation is our game today. Your own ideal fantasy James Bond film probably depends on what sort of Bond you're into. If you like serious Bond, you probably consider it a crying shame that Timothy Dalton didn't get to make at least one more film. A fair proportion of the fandom consider Never Say Never Again to be one of the worst of the series, so for them, rolling the dice on a 1976 production with a different actor and a more exciting script would have been worth it.

Furthermore, a Sony Pictures produced rival film with, say, Liam Neeson in the late 1990s could have been fascinating. How about Connery returning to the role in his 60s? All of these possibilities »

- sarahd

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Top Ten Tuesday: Peter Cushing – His Ten Best Movie Roles

28 January 2014 7:44 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

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Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range.  He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness takes place February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis and will be a great way to celebrate the actor’s career. The event is on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: »

- Movie Geeks

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The Saint, The Champions: What was the secret of '60s cult TV?

21 January 2014 6:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The sad passing of actress Alexandra Bastedo earlier this month saw many recalling and celebrating her work on '60s spy-fi series The Champions - just one entry in the canon of cult programme makers Itc Entertainment.

Though it also branched out into film production - with the likes of 1976's The Eagle Has Landed and 1982's The Dark Crystal - Itc was best known throughout the 1960s and '70s for its raft of cult TV programming, with shows like The Champions making an indelible screen icon of Bastedo and others like her.

These shows are now world-renowned - The Saint, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds - but the team behind them still go sadly unsung.

This week, the Week in Geek is looking to redress the balance with a fond tribute to Itc Entertainment - one of the UK's very best, most influential production teams.

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