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Wild in the Streets

Shelley Winters, Christopher Jones and Diane Varsi star in American-International's most successful 'youth rebellion' epic -- a political sci-fi satire about a rock star whose opportunistic political movement overthrows the government and puts everyone over 35 into concentration camps... to be force-fed LSD. Wild in the Streets Blu-ray Olive Films 1968 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date August 16, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Shelley Winters, Christopher Jones, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook, Millie Perkins, Richard Pryor, Bert Freed, Kevin Coughlin, Larry Bishop, Michael Margotta, Ed Begley, May Ishihara. Cinematography Richard Moore Film Editor Fred Feitshans Jr., Eve Newman Original Music Les Baxter Written by Robert Thom from his short story "The Day it All Happened, Baby" Produced by Burt Topper Directed by Barry Shear

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Back around 1965 - 1966 we endured this stupid buzzword concept called The Generation Gap, a notion that there was a natural divide between old people and their kids.
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Cast bulks up on 'Mean Dreams'

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Bill Paxton, Colm Feore and Kevin Durand have joined Woods Entertainment’s thriller currently shooting in northern Canada.

As previously announced, Sophie Nélisse and Josh Wiggins star in Mean Dreams, about two youngsters who escape abusive homes.

Nathan Morlando directs from a screenplay by Ryan Grassby and Kevin Coughlin. Elevation Pictures will handle Canadian distribution.

William Woods of Woods Entertainment produces and Allison Black, former eOne chairman of the global film group Patrice Théroux, Jonathan Bronfman, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, Mark Gingras, Andre Bharti and Tom Spriggs serve as executive producers.

Tip Top Productions, Project Amb, Vigilante Productions, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and Ontario Media Development Corporation finance Mean Dreams.
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Bill Paxton, Kevin Durand Join Thriller ‘Mean Dreams’

Bill Paxton, Kevin Durand Join Thriller ‘Mean Dreams’
Bill Paxton, Colm Feore and Kevin Durand have joined Sophie Nélisse and Josh Wiggins (“Max”) in the thriller “Mean Dreams,” which has started shooting in Northern Canada.

Nathan Morlando is directing from a script by Ryan Grassby and Kevin Coughlin. Paxton is portraying a corrupt local cop while Nelisse plays his daughter, who steals drug money from him and goes on the run with Wiggins’ character as they learn to con, fight and bribe in order to survive.

The film is produced by William Woods of Woods Entertainment and executive produced by Allison Black, Patrice Théroux, Jonathan Bronfman, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, Mark Gingras, Andre Bharti and Tom Spriggs.

“Mean Dreams” is financed by Tip Top Productions, Project Amb, Vigilante Productions, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and Ontario Media Development.

Producers are planning to begin sales at the American Film Market next week.

Paxton is repped by UTA, Feore
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The 25 Oldest Looking Teenagers in Movie History

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The 25 Oldest Looking Teenagers in Movie History
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but in Hollywood, age is in the eye of the casting director. In the movies, playing a high schooler is less a matter of the actors' real age than the filmmakers' state of mind. Who cares if you're pushing 30 and married and you've got a couple kids? How do you look in trendy clothes? How are your sideburns? Good, you're hired.

True, movies are fantasies. And there are few fantasies more potent than high school fantasies: we've all indulged dreams of what our lives would have looked like if we'd only been more popular or more beautiful back in the day. But movies should also reflect reality, and so few high school movies do. And way too many feature casts that should be forced to read disclaimers before the film starts: "I'm not a real teenager, but I play one in the movies.
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