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19 items from 2017


See Tupac Shakur Choose Death Over Prison in Original 'Juice' Ending

6 June 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tupac made his big-screen acting debut 25 years ago portraying Bishop – a troubled Harlem teen whose turn towards violence tears apart his group of childhood friends – in the movie Juice. With the film's anniversary edition out today, Rolling Stone has the exclusive clip of the movie's defiant original ending. 

The version of Juice that screened in theaters climaxes with a violent showdown between Tupac's Bishop and Omar Epps' character Q. After battling back and forth, Q knocks Bishop over the edge of the rooftop but grabs his hand to keep him from falling. »

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Giveaway: Win ‘Juice’ 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (3 Winners)

5 June 2017 8:27 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Ernest R. Dickerson's Juice starring Omar Epps in his first lead role, the late Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. The anniversary finally offered Paramount Home Entertainment an opportunity to debut Juice on Blu-ray for the first time ever and that's precisely what they're doing.

The Juice 25th Anniversary Blu-ray and separate DVD arrives in stores on June 6th (Digital HD on June 13th) with some newly filmed bonus features, and we have teamed up with Paramount to offer three lucky readers each a copy of this powerful film on Blu-ray in this giveaway.

For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U. »

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There’s a Familiar Face Returning to ‘Jurassic World 2’

26 April 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you weren’t excited before…

A few years ago when it was announced that we were being invited back into the world of Jurassic Park, the big question on everyone’s mind was, “how will this new film connect to the original trilogy?” There were theories that Chris Pratt’s character was a grown version of a little boy seen in the first film — a theory Pratt himself recently shot down — but aside from assurances by the producers that this would be a continuation and not a full-on reboot, and a few lines of dialogue here and there, Jurassic World stands on its own, dependent on its own characters to propel the film. But now, with Jurassic World 2 in production for director J.A. Bayona, there’s word that we’re getting an honest to goodness, verifiable link to the original films, via perhaps the most beloved character in the franchise: Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm »

- H. Perry Horton

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Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

22 April 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It creeps and leaps and slides and glides along the wall… and then it eats your face, dude. Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda’s ultimate monster mastication epic now looks sensationally gory, thanks to a full restoration. Arrow’s disc has pretty much everything, including two transfers and two audio commentaries. And Savant has a guilty admission to make — it was the tripe, the whole tripe, and nothing but the tripe.

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

1959 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 76 min. / Caltiki, il mostro immortale / Street Date April 11, 2017 / Available from Arrow Video / 39.95

Starring: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan (Perego), Gérard Haerter, Daniela Rocca, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Daniele Vargas, Arturo Dominici, Gay Pearl

Cinematography: John Foam (Mario Bava)

Special Effects: Mario Bava

Film Editor: Mario Serandrei

Original Music: Roberto Nicolosi

Written by Filippo Sanjust

Produced by Bruno Vailati

Directed by Robert Hamton (Riccardo Freda) & Mario Bava

 

Who says that Blu-ray is dying? »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Three the Hard Way’ – A Blaxploitation Film Even More Relevant Today Than ‘Get Out’?

20 April 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Following Tambay’s lead last week on Ernest Dickerson’s 1994 film “Surviving The Game”, and how there are some black films that have a new relevancy that they perhaps did not have when they first came out, as he said, considering “the… Continue Reading → »

- Sergio Mims

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‘Surviving the Game’ 23 Years Later – Ice-t vs the Übermensch, Directed By Ernest Dickerson

15 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Flashback To 1994: "Surviving The Game" (Ice-t Vs The Übermensch, Directed By Ernest Dickerson) Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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Kathryn Bigelow Hones in on a War at Home in ‘Detroit’

12 April 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Oscar-winner’s first film in 5 years gets a trailer.

After reinvigorating her career with a pair of films about the war on terror — The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, the former of which earned her a Best Director Oscar, a first for a woman — Kathryn Bigelow has turned her focus to a war at home for her first film in half a decade, Detroit.

Set during the 1967 Detroit Riot (aka the 12th Street Riot), the film tells the story of the raid on an after-hours bar that launched a five-day skirmish between a group of citizens and police, the former being predominantly African-American and the latter being predominantly white. Happening just two years after the Watts Riots and a year before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Detroit takes place just as the civil rights movement was hitting a fever pitch, and as evidenced by the first trailer, released »

- H. Perry Horton

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Catalog From The Beyond: Bones (2001)

15 March 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Growing up in the ’90s, my path to the glory of Pam Grier took an odd route. I was probably about 12 years old watching an HBO First Look for John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A., and they spent what seemed an inordinate amount of time fawning over this woman playing Hershe Las Palmas, the transsexual crime boss formerly known as Carjack Malone. Being a snot-nosed kid, I had no idea who Grier was. Of course, since then I’ve come to know and appreciate her as genre royalty, with a list of credits extending from ’70s blaxploitation film like Coffy and Scream, Blacula, Scream to all sorts of film and television roles spanning five decades. That said, whenever I see or hear mention of Grier, my first thought will be of her bantering in a put-on deep voice to an eye-patched Kurt Russell.

I always knew that I’d want »

- Bryan Christopher

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Rotterdam ’17: Its International Film Festival and Cinemart

7 March 2017 5:21 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

What a surprising city Rotterdam is and the Festival and Cinemart are full of surprises too.

Being in The Netherlands is like a homecoming for me. My first major job in the film industry was with 20th Century Fox International and City Fox Films in Amsterdam in 1975 which is when I first attended the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, three years after its founding by Huub Bals. It was much smaller then. Iffr’s logo is a tiger, loosely based on the M.G.M. lion as an alternative. From the beginning, the festival has profiled itself as a promoter of alternative, innovative and non-commercial films, with an emphasis on the Far East and developing countries. It has become one of the most important events in the film world, an integral part of the winter circuit of Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals.

Fox and HIs Friends

Except for my »

- Sydney Levine

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Jordan Peele’s Second Act: How the ‘Key & Peele’ Comedy Star Became a Bonafide Horror Director With ‘Get Out’

21 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jordan Peele’s latest career incarnation could have been fodder for “Key & Peele,” the hit Comedy Central sketch show in which he and Keegan-Michael Key skewered modern racial issues. But Peele wrote had written a horror movie about race, and it needed a director. That created a challenge: After William Crain (“Blacula”), Bill Gunn (“Ganja & Hesse”), and Ernest Dickerson (“Bones,” “The Walking Dead”), how many black horror directors can you name? (The savviest genre fans out there might also remember James Bond III, very much a real person, who directed “Def By Temptation” 27 years ago.)

Needless to say, it was slim pickings. “I first pitched this as a movie no one would make,” Peele said. “About halfway through writing the script, I realized I was the only person who could direct it.”

However, Peele’s feature directing debut, “Get Out,” also brings him into the rarified class of horror directors »

- Eric Kohn

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Bradford Young Breaks Color Barrier With Oscar Nomination for ‘Arrival’

15 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ending an 87-year drought, the Academy finally nominated its first African-American cinematographer, Bradford Young, for his dark, richly textured work on Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction hit “Arrival.” Young had already picked awards twice at Sundance for his lensing on Dee Rees’ “Pariah” and shooting Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George” and David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” the same year, and he served as Ava DuVernay’s cinematographer on “Middle of Nowhere” and “Selma.” With Oscar in sight, Young spoke with Variety from London, where he is currently filming a little project unofficially known as “Han Solo,” a new chapter in the “Star Wars” franchise.

Personally and historically, what does this nomination mean to you?

It’s a tough question that I’ve been thinking about a lot. It’s always an honor when your peers recognize the hard work you put into the films that we make, »

- Scott Tobias

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Rotterdam ’17: International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) One of the World’s Largest Film…

8 February 2017 5:57 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Rotterdam ’17: International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) One of the World’s Largest Film FestivalsThe festival screened 484 films this year, of which 105 world premières, and attracted more than 314,000 visits. Iffr welcomed 316 filmmakers and 1,910 film professionals from all over the world. A record number of 63 feature films were rated at an average of 4 (out of 5) or higher in the audience award. January 25 — February 5, 2017Iffr Tiger Logo 2017

The festival opened on 25 January with the international première of “Lemon”, in the presence of filmmaker Janicza Bravo, actors Brett Gelman and Judy Greer. On Friday, 27 January, Iffr welcomed King Willem-Alexander onto the red carpet for the world première of “Double Play” by filmmaker Ernest Dickerson. Many of the international cast and crew were also present.

On Monday 30 January Rotterdam received dignitaries from all over Europe, who together with Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, put their signatures to the revised Council »

- Sydney Levine

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“Television Has Been Good in That It’s Paid the Bills”: Ernest Dickerson on Double Play, The Wire and Spike Lee

7 February 2017 12:13 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Ernest Dickerson’s new film Double Play, an adaptation of the acclaimed Dutch-language Caribbean textbook standard by Curacaoan author Frank Martinus Arion, received its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival. The novel uses a game of dominoes as a framework to look at the unrest on the Caribbean island during the tumultuous transition from Dutch colonial rule to independence. The film adaptation stars Lennie James, Colin Salmon and Louis Gossett Jr. as men with different personalities but an all too similar interest in women. Director Dickerson rose to fame for his glorious cinematography. He will forever be associated with Spike Lee, with whom he began […] »

- Kaleem Aftab

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Rotterdam ‘17: World premiere of Ernest Dickerson’s ‘Double Play’

31 January 2017 6:15 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Ernest Dickerson is a client of manager Jennifer Levine who told me about this film in Sundance!

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) presented the world premiere of “Double Play” with the King of Netherlands attending along with the cast and crew. American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson (“Juice”, “The Wire”) directed the film version of the internationally lauded novel Double Play by Curaçaoan author Frank Martinus Arion. The film features a host of Caribbean, American and European actors including Brit Lennie James, the Tony Award nominated Saycon Sengbloh and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr.

An ostensibly simple game of dominoes unfurls a portrait of Antillean society in Double Play. In 1973, Frank Martinus Arion (1936–2015) provided a unique insight into culture and society on Curaçao during the tumultuous transition from Dutch colonial rule to autonomy in his successful novel Double Play. The film adds a contemporary perspective. The audience sees what lay behind the »

- Sydney Levine

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Ernest Dickerson: 4K Restoration of ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Is Coming + Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Trump Horror Movie

27 January 2017 8:34 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

While Spike Lee works to bring his feature directorial debut to Netflix as a series, Lee and the man who shot the film (also a director in his own right), Ernest Dickerson, are apparently working on a 4K restoration of… Continue Reading → »

- shadowandact

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Iffr: 4k restoration of Spike Lee classic 'She's Gotta Have It' in the works

27 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.

American filmmaker and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) has revealed details of some of his upcoming projects.

Dickerson was speaking at International Film Festival Rotterdam, where his latest feature, the Curaçao-set Double Play is to receive its world premiere tonight (Friday) in the presence of the Dutch king, Willem-Alexander.

One new project is an adaptation of cult novel The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by African-Canadian sci-fi writer Minister Faust.

Intriguingly, Dickerson has also been at work on behalf of Spike Lee (for whom he shot many films) on the restoration of Spike Lee’s debut feature, She’s Gotta Have It (1986.)

“The last time we worked together in Italy when I did the Miracle At St. Anna as second unit director but recently he (Spike Lee) asked me to take charge of the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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4k restoration of Spike Lee classic 'She's Gotta Have It' in the works

27 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.

American filmmaker and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) has revealed details of some of his upcoming projects.

Dickerson was speaking at International Film Festival Rotterdam, where his latest feature, the Curaçao-set Double Play is to receive its world premiere tonight (Friday) in the presence of the Dutch king, Willem-Alexander.

One new project is an adaptation of cult novel The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by African-Canadian sci-fi writer Minister Faust.

Intriguingly, Dickerson has also been at work on behalf of Spike Lee (for whom he shot many films) on the restoration of Spike Lee’s debut feature, She’s Gotta Have It (1986.)

“The last time we worked together in Italy when I did the Miracle At St. Anna as second unit director but recently he (Spike Lee) asked me to take charge of the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Ernest Dickerson working on 4k restoration of Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It'

27 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Prolific TV director also revealed plans for Donald Trump-themed horror at Rotterdam.

American filmmaker and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) has revealed details of some of his upcoming projects.

Dickerson was speaking at International Film Festival Rotterdam, where his latest feature, the Curaçao-set Double Play is to receive its world premiere tonight (Friday) in the presence of the Dutch king, Willem-Alexander.

One new project is an adaptation of cult novel The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by African-Canadian sci-fi writer Minister Faust.

Intriguingly, Dickerson has also been at work on behalf of Spike Lee (for whom he shot many films) on the restoration of Spike Lee’s debut feature, She’s Gotta Have It (1986.)

“The last time we worked together in Italy when I did the Miracle At St. Anna as second unit director but recently he (Spike Lee) asked me to take charge of the 4K restoration of She’s Gotta »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Rotterdam chief: cultural elite "too often in our own bubble"

26 January 2017 2:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.

With the Nertherlands’ King Willem-Alexander due to attend tomorrow night’s world premiere of Ernest Dickerson’s Double Play and multi-Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins already in town, International Film Festival Rotterdam, which launched its 46th edition last night, has a more starry feel than usual.

The festival prides itself on being a melting pot of cultural and political views, something expressed by festival director Bero Beyer who in his second edition at the helm gave a wide-ranging speech in which he explained the concept behind this year’s ‘Planet Iffr’ concept.

“We can be entertained and enchanted, confused, scared, soothed and seduced in many different ways by the stories that are told and by the way they come to us. This state-of-mind where we can experience other views, where we can experience time itself through the art of cinema: that is »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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