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Blu-ray Review – Silkwood (1983)

30 July 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Silkwood, 1983.

Directed by Mike Nichols

Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward, Ron Silver, David Strathairn, M. Emmet Walsh


Silkwood, the 1983 film from Mike Nichols that was nominated for five Academy Awards, arrives on a new Blu-ray from Kino Lorber that features an interview with producer Michael Hausman. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher are the main stars of this film that’s based on a true story.

Silkwood is a movie about isolation. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who works at an Oklahoma nuclear material processing facility with her boyfriend, Drew (Kurt Russell), and roommate, Dolly (Cher). After becoming contaminated by plutonium, she becomes a union activist for safety issues at the plant, much to the chagrin of some co-workers who don’t want her to rock the boat.

The worst betrayals come from Drew, »

- Brad Cook

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The Coen Brother’s Blood Simple at The Tivoli Wednesday Night – ‘Classics in the Loop’

22 May 2017 7:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“If you point a gun at someone, you’d better make sure you shoot him, and if you shoot him you’d better make sure he’s dead, because if he isn’t then he’s gonna get up and try to kill you.”

Blood Simple screens Wednesday May 24th at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar in ‘The Loop’) as the finale of their  ‘Classics in the Loop’ Crime & Noir film series. The movie starts at 7pm and admission is $7. It will be on The Tivoli’s big screen.

The Coen Brothers’ startling debut, Blood Simple is about a murder that is anything but simple.1984 is when it all began for Joel and Ethan Coen and it’s the kind of thing they still do well to this day. The story centers around seemingly normal people getting in way over their heads with dangerous crime. There are dozens of prolific directors »

- Tom Stockman

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'Blade Runner': Fan-Made Trailer for Original Gives '2049' Preview Stiff Competition

12 May 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Who said Blade Runner is slow? 

There has been some criticism over the years that the cult favorite is just too slow for some viewers. Even actor M. Emmet Walsh, who played Lapd Capt. Bryant in the pic, told The Hollywood Reporter this week he thought the film could move faster.

Walsh's pacing point was brought up when he was talking about the trailer for the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, which came out last week. And true, there is a lot more action in the new trailer than there ever was in the previews for the original. 

But, a »

- Ryan Parker

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'Blade Runner' Mashup Shows Stunning Ways '2049' Pays Homage to the Original

11 May 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A shot-for-shot comparison of the Blade Runner 2049 trailer with snippets from the original cult classic show the sequel 34 years in the making is closer to the 1982 film than some may have realized. 

The mashup, put together by IMDb, was posted on Wednesday, following last week's new trailer for Blade Runner 2049. The Blade Runner composite is intriguing, as it makes clear director Denis Villeneuve is paying homage to the original in ways that aren't quite obvious, until you look closely. 

Recently, M. Emmet Walsh told The Hollywood Reporter he thought the Ridley Scott-directed original, in which the »

- Ryan Parker

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Original 'Blade Runner' Actor Says Cast Sat in Confused Silence After First Screening

10 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Of the 116 films M. Emmet Walsh has been in over the years, he is asked to talk about Blade Runner more than any other. He finds it amusing since he didn't really understand the movie when he first saw it. None of the cast and crew really understood it, save for one person: director Ridley Scott

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, days after the release of the trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the actor who played Capt. Harry Bryant in the 1982 cult favorite shared some insights into the production of the pic, how »

- Ryan Parker

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer: There are still pages left in this story

8 May 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures/ Alcon Entertaiment/ Columbia Pictures have just dropped the first full trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s stunning 1980s sci-fi masterpiece. Of course, details about the plot are being kept under-wraps, but we have an official log line from the studio below. Watch the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer below.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Read More: The first Blade Runner 2049 teaser

In the first film Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. »

- Paul Heath

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Exclusive Interview: Director John Lee Hancock on The Founder

9 February 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steven Goldman chats with director John Lee Hancock about The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks; The Blind Side), The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc – a down-at-heel salesman from Illinois who transformed a successful restaurant run by brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) into the McDonalds empire known the world over today. Based on a true story, Hancock’s film follows the trail of how Kroc, impressed by the brothers’ innovative assembly-line approach, maneuvered himself into a position where he was ultimately able – by degrees unwittingly and ultimately callously – to take control of the company, transforming himself in the process from failure to ‘founder’ of an American economic empire.

We spoke with John Lee Hancock about the making of The Founder in Los Angeles.

What was it about the story of Ray Kroc that appealed to you as a filmmaker? »

- Amie Cranswick

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Cineplex's favourite wedding movies features Bridesmaids, Table 19 and more!

23 January 2017 6:34 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Cineplex's favourite wedding movies features Bridesmaids, Table 19 and more!Cineplex's favourite wedding movies features Bridesmaids, Table 19 and more!Garrett McCormick1/23/2017 9:34:00 Am

Nothing goes better with popcorn, friends, and a nice glass of wine than a good ol' wedding flick.

Wedding movies are needed in the cinematic world; they may not take our breath away, but you can watch them no matter what time of year it is or what mood you're in because they are the perfect amount of fun, relatable and enjoyable.

There are just too many classic wedding movies that could make our favourite's list: Wedding Crashers, 27 Dresses, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Wedding Singer and more, but we have come up with our top four!

To celebrate the release of Table 19, check out Cineplex's favourite wedding movies below:

Table 19

There’s always two types of people at weddings: those who »

- Garrett McCormick

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