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Jennifer Landon & John Bedford Lloyd Cast In ‘The Front Runner’; Harold Perrineau Joins ‘Dumplin’

Jennifer Landon & John Bedford Lloyd Cast In ‘The Front Runner’; Harold Perrineau Joins ‘Dumplin’
Jennifer Landon (TNT’s Animal Kingdom) and John Bedford Lloyd (The Bourne Supremacy) have joined Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons in The Front Runner, the Gary Hart biopic directed by Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Bai. The film, based on Bai’s book All the Truth Is Out, chronicles the rise and fall of Hart, a Democratic Colorado senator who was considered a leading presidential candidate in 1988 until media reports surfaced of…
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Can an old-fashioned monster movie still work in the 1980s? The dedicated cast for this overachieving chiller takes its story of ‘Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers’ in directions most punk-era horrors do not.



Arrow Video (U.S.)

1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 + 88 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / Available from Amazon Us 39.99

Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Eddie Jones, Ruth Maleczech, J.C. Quinn, John Ramsey, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Frankie Faison, John Goodman, Hallie Foote, Jon Polito.

Cinematography Peter Stein

Editor Claire Simpson

Makeup Effects John Caglione Jr.

Original Music David A. Hughes

Written by Parnell Hall, Shepard Abbott

Produced by Andrew Bonime

Directed by Douglas Cheek

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

How does the monster show C.H.U.D. rate in the general parade of 1980s horror features? I don’t know — I spent the ’80s avoiding those pictures. A few years earlier at the New Beverly, Sherman Torgan
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.



Director: Todd Kessler

Cast: Chris Smith, Kabir Bedi, Kriss Dosanjh, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Staz Nair

Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer,
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of August 5 Wide

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

Cast: Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood

Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned
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Watch Teenage James Van Der Beek in Surreal ’90s Tgif Comedy ‘Aliens in the Family’

The impending premiere of Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” on June 27 has us feeling nostalgic for the halcyon days of ABC’s “Tgif” line-up, when shows like “Boy Meets World,” “Perfect Strangers” and “Full House” captured the cultural consciousness with wholesome storylines and family-friendly laughs.

One Tgif show you probably don’t remember is a short-lived sitcom called “Aliens in the Family,” arguably a precursor to ABC’s equally surreal sci-fi comedy “The Neighbors.”

The plot revolved around single dad Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), who was abducted by a spacecraft one night and subsequently met single alien mom Cookie (Margaret Trigg). Naturally, after such a romantic meet-cute, the two fell in love, got married, and tried to live a normal life on Earth as a mixed family with their five kids, three of whom were created as puppets by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Despite that promising premise,
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TV Review: ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’

TV Review: ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’
The subject matter is so intriguing as to exacerbate the sense that “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” is something of a letdown, dramatically speaking. Anchored by Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer’s performances as Supreme Court Justices Warren Berger and John Harlan, this Vietnam-era story focuses on the court battle over Ali’s conscientious-objector status as a devout Muslim, which derailed the champ’s boxing career. Filled with interesting tidbits, director Stephen Frears’ film never quite coalesces — floating like a butterfly, all right, but delivering so little sting as to barely leave a mark.

Ali himself is presented only in archival newsreel footage and interviews, while the nine justices hash out what to do about his conviction and appeal. Cast to the hilt, in addition to Langella (who has now played both Richard Nixon and his Chief Justice) as the avuncular, patrician Berger, with Plummer as the wily, ailing Harlan,
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Photos: Blue Bloods 1.15 "Dedication"

A new episode of CBS' Blue Bloods will be airing this week on February 18. The network has released promo photos for the upcoming episodes.

In the episode an assassination attempt will be made on Frank's life during a dedication ceremony. After the attempt is made, Danny and Jamie Reagan will team up to track down the shooter and try to discover whether someone has a personal vendetta against Frank or if the attack was just random. Below is a list of guest stars for the episode, along with photos.

Make sure to tune into an all new episode of Blue Bloods on Friday, February 18.

Guest Cast

Pete Johnson........................AC Davison

Mons. Walter Donahue........... Kevin O'Rourke

Dave Greenwald................... Victor Verhaeghe

Karl............................................. Stuart Zagnit

Diego.......................................... Otto Sanchez

Dr. Keller........................... Patrician Kalember

Esteban.................................... Rio Puertollano

Julio................................................. Ej Bonilla

Rory Brennan............................... Tracy Howe

Vincenzo........................... John Bedford Lloyd

Kevin Brennan.......................... Jack Gwaltney

Bartender.................................. Ernesto Rosas

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Never-Before-Seen Alien Video from The Abyss

Makeup effects specialist Steve Johnson has dug into his archives once more with another never-before-seen video of the underwater alien puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss. Take a look at this video from io9 below, which also features commentary from Steve Johnson describing the huge task behind designing these creatures.

Click to watch Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Alien Puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss!

We have showcased Steve Johnson's work in the past, with the unused animatronic video from Ang Lee's Hulk and photos of the Superman costume for the scrapped Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives.

It seems someone has caught on that movie fans enjoy watching this material because Eon Entertainment is producing an upcoming DVD entitled Back Into the Abyss, which will chronicle Steve Johnson's career in the makeup effects business. The clip you watched above is from that two-disc DVD set, which will
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New posters for 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' 'Hot Tub Time Machine,'

First up, check out the poster for MGM's hilarious-looking comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine," starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, and Chevy Chase. Next, Oliver Stone's sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" gets a first poster. The film, which also has a trailer debut, stars Michael Douglas, Shia Labeouf, Josh Brolin, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Ferlito, Julianne Michelle, John Bedford Lloyd, Keith Middlebrook...
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'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' trailer now live!

See the trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," starring Shia Labeouf, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Ferlito, Julianne Michelle, John Bedford Lloyd and Keith Middlebrook. Oliver Stone, director of the original film back in 1987, returns to the helm. Allan Loeb, Bryan Burrough and Stephen Schiff write based on the characters created by Oliver Stone and Stanley Weiser. The global economy is on bordering on disaster. Jacob Moore (Shia Labeouf), a young trader on Wall Street, joins forces with disgraced former Wall Street hot shot Gordon Gekko...
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