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Godzilla, Batman, and Benedict Cumberbatch top the list of Cineplex Events in OctoberGodzilla, Batman, and Benedict Cumberbatch top the list of Cineplex Events in OctoberJenny Bullough10/5/2016 11:01:00 Am
From Frankenstein’s monster to Godzilla and more, there’s a lot going on in Cineplex Events this month! Here are some highlights of what’s onscreen in October besides great new movies.
October 10 – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Inspired by the comics of the 1960s, Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. Pop culture icons from the TV series Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar return to voice Batman, Robin, and Catwoman! Stay until the end to see a special featurette!
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October 12 – Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence »
- Jenny Bullough
The Birds is returning to Cineplex theatres in OctoberThe Birds is returning to Cineplex theatres in OctoberIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine10/1/2016 11:01:00 Am
Hitchcock cast the unknown as The Birds’ wealthy socialite Melanie Daniels, who heads to the Northern California town of Bodega Bay to visit eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). Her arrival also ushers in a wave of strange and terrifying bird attacks, which peaks when a flock of angry birds attacks Melanie in the attic of Mitch’s cottage home.
Hedren was assured that mechanical birds would be used to film the climactic scene, but when she arrived on set she realized Hitchcock had lied to her, and real birds would be used instead.
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- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Filmmakers often make multiple endings to their movie. Sometimes this is because they change their minds; sometimes the other ending is used as a ‘red herring’; Sometimes preview audiences don’t like the original ending; And sometimes it’s due to studio interference. Occasionally, the unused ending is actually better than the ending which is ultimately used. Here are five films where the alternate ending was the one that should have been used, instead of what we got.
I Am Legend (2007)
The Theatrical Ending: Colonel Robert Neville tries to administer a cure for the mutation virus to an infected woman in his lab, but a group of mutants attack the house. Neville, and his friends Anna and Ethan seal themselves in with the infected female. Realizing that the last treatment was successful, Neville draws a vial of the mutant's blood and gives it to Anna, before shutting her and Ethan »
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The recent box office success of The Boss firmly establishes Melissa McCarthy as the current queen of movie comedies (Amy Schumer could be a new contender after an impressive debut last Summer with Trainwreck), but let us think back about those other funny ladies of filmdom. So while we’re enjoying the female reboot/re-imagining of Ghostbusters and those Bad Moms, here’s a top ten list that will hopefully inspire lots of laughter and cause you to search out some classic comedies. It’s tough to narrow them down to ten, but we’ll do our best, beginning with… 10. Eve Arden The droll Ms. Arden represents the comic sidekicks who will attempt to puncture the pomposity of the leading ladies with a well-placed wisecrack (see also the great Thelma Ritter in Rear Window). Her career began in the early 1930’s with great bit roles in Stage Door and Dancing Lady. »
- Jim Batts
A die-hard believer in the power of film (in particular 35mm), Quentin Tarantino reimagines the end of World War II with the Third Reich trapped inside a burning movie theater. The cast is typically Tarantinian, including turns from Brad Pitt as the Southern-fried squadron leader Aldo Raine, Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill (!) and Tfh’s own Eli Roth as “The Bear Jew”. But it’s Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa, a glint-eyed monster known as “The Jew Hunter” who steals the show (and won an Academy Award for his trouble.)
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It’s the most celebrated, the most special, the most significant watch of all time; Rolex is symbolic of many things in the movies: style, wealth, attitude, and perhaps most importantly, taste. That is not to say a Rolex is elitist, but rather that the wearer on screen, anyone from James Bond to Steve McQueen, is someone possessed of the knowledge that there is no better. Rolex is the pinnacle.
The history of Rolex on film is not nearly as interesting as the scope of its wearers and how this simple act of either discreet or ostentatious display can define character. Take James Bond, a man whose breeding was forced upon him; he developed taste and nurtured it. Roger Moore’s incarnation of 007, the most overlooked style wise, is 100% a Rolex customer – even if his custom Submariner in Live and Let Die (1971) was modified somewhat by Q Branch. Sorry, but »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.
Young also voiced Scrooge McDuck and numerous other animated characters, as well as guesting on dozens of TV shows.
In 2005 “Mr. Ed” won a TV Land Award for most heart-warming pet-owner interaction. Young also directed four episodes of “Mr. Ed. »
- Carmel Dagan
'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Hardly truth in advertising as there's no million-eyed beast in Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller. 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes is one of my favorite 1950s alien invasion films. Set in an ugly, desolate landscape – shot “for wide screen in terror-scope” in Indio and California's Coachella Valley – the screenplay by future novelist Tom Filer (who also played Jack Nicholson's sidekick in the 1966 Western Ride in the Whirlwind) focuses on a dysfunctional family whose members become the first victims of a strange force from another galaxy after a spaceship lands nearby emitting sound vibrations that turn domestic animals into aggressive killers. Killer cow First, the lady-of-the-house is pecked by a flock of chickens and, »
- Danny Fortune
There’s a lot of time travel going on in pop culture these days. The CW has DC’s Legends of Tomorrow where a rag-tag group of misfits travel around with Doctor Who, excuse me, Rip Hunter Time Master, as he tries to stop the immortal villain, Vandal Savage, from killing his family. Oh, and to prevent Savage from really messing up the world… but mostly to save his own family.
In general, I like time travel stories and have ever since I saw The Time Machine (the 1960 one with Rod Taylor, not the 2002 version with Guy Pearce). A great variation on the H.G. Wells story was Time After Time, where H.G. Wells (played by Malcolm McDowell) comes to (then) modern day San Francisco chasing Jack the Ripper (David Warner) and encounters the ever adorable Mary Steenburgen.
I like time travel stories in movies, books, comics, and so on. One »
- John Ostrander
When most people think of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds, their minds usually jump to the frightening image of the poor, innocent school children running down the street next to a green-clad Melanie Daniels, played by Tippi Hedren. The sounds of the children shrieking as crows dive in and peck viciously at their little scalps is undoubtedly one of the most disturbing and iconic scenes in cinematic history, but what many Hitchcock fans may not realize is that the true terror of this film doesn’t lie with the birds, but with the folk of Bodega Bay. The townspeople’s treatment of outsider Melanie Daniels is the real thing to fear in The Birds, and the winged vertebrates themselves act only as a personification of the locals’ unwelcoming attitudes.
At the start of the film, we see renowned socialite Melanie entering a pet shop in San Francisco in search »
- Kalyn Corrigan
Merle Oberon films: From empress to duchess in 'Hotel.' Merle Oberon films: From starring to supporting roles Turner Classic Movies' Merle Oberon month comes to an end tonight, March 25, '16, with six movies: Désirée, Hotel, Deep in My Heart, Affectionately Yours, Berlin Express, and Night Song. Oberon's presence alone would have sufficed to make them all worth a look, but they have other qualities to recommend them as well. 'Désirée': First supporting role in two decades Directed by Henry Koster, best remembered for his Deanna Durbin musicals and the 1947 fantasy comedy The Bishop's Wife, Désirée (1954) is a sumptuous production that, thanks to its big-name cast, became a major box office hit upon its release. Marlon Brando is laughably miscast as Napoleon Bonaparte, while Jean Simmons plays the title role, the Corsican Conqueror's one-time fiancée Désirée Clary (later Queen of Sweden and Norway). In a supporting role – her »
- Andre Soares
On this week's Trailers from Hell, Boston novelist Dennis Lehane ("Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River") narrates the trailer to William Friedkin's visceral New York actioner "The French Connection," which won five Oscars including Best Picture. Based on the exploits of NYPD detective Eddie Egan, who envisioned himself being played by Rod Taylor, the movie gave Gene Hackman his breakthrough role. The Department, annoyed by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman's portrayal of the force, canned Egan seven hours before he was to sign his retirement papers! Lehane sees Egan as driven by anger to bring down rich criminals living the high life. »
- Anne Thompson
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Travis Keune, and Tom Stockman
On February 11th, 1936, Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia, before his family moved to Jupiter Florida, where his father served as Chief of Police. Young Burt excelled at sports and played football at Florida State University. He became an All Star Southern Conference halfback (and was earmarked by the Baltimore Colts) before injuries sidelined his football career. He dropped out of college and headed to New York with dreams of becoming an actor. There he worked in restaurants and clubs while pulling the odd TV job or theater role. Burt was spotted in a New York City stage production of Mister Roberts and signed to a TV contract and eventually had recurring roles in such shows as Gunsmoke (1955), Riverboat (1959) and his own series, Hawk »
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The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards said goodbye to stars we've lost during the past year during its annual In Memoriam segment. "My dear friend David Bowie once said, 'All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is,' " said Susan Sarandon while introducing the segment Saturday night. "Those words resonate when we've lost someone who made a special impact on us." The emotional tribute acknowledged some of the most beloved onscreen talent. • Check out People's full 2016 SAG Awards coverage and complete winners list! Some of the iconic actors »
- Aaron Couch
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