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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Digitally Restored ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

16 November 2011 10:12 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – We agree that it’s sometimes exploitative to re-release a hit film from long, long ago so a studio can newly bloat previously fat wallets. But, sometimes, you’re happily exploited, such as with the Music Box Theatre’s re-release of the newly digitally-restored “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. It’s 1981 Indiana Jones, people. Enough said.

In this special edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we’ve got 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes for you to the 30th-anniversary, two-week engagement of Harrison Ford’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre!

Raiders of the Lost Ark” from director Steven Spielberg also stars Karen Allen, Alfred Molina, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, Bill Reimbold, Fred Sorenson and Patrick Durkin from writers Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas.

To win your free pass to the 30th-anniversary »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Homage to Harold Pinter

7 August 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Despite their wildly differing politics, John Malkovich and Harold Pinter were friends. Now the film star is directing Julian Sands in a tribute to the playwright. As the Edinburgh festival launches, Stephen Moss meets them

I spot John Malkovich's head as soon as I enter the courtyard of the hotel, even though he is in the lounge, with his back to me and partially obscured by a blind. That cranium has an aura. He has just arrived in Edinburgh, where he is directing his long-time friend Julian Sands, the British actor, in A Celebration of Harold Pinter. It is being touted as the starriest fringe event for a decade.

Sands gives me a cheery wave when I enter the lounge, and starts rearranging the furniture so the three of us can talk; Malkovich sprawls languidly in a large leather armchair. Sands, in an elegant grey suit and with a »

- Stephen Moss

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Thoughts on... The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

11 May 2011 9:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1996.

Directed by John Frankenheimer.

Starring David Thwelis, Fairuza Balk, Ron Perlman, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Temuera Morrison and William Hootkins.


On a remote island a visionary doctor combines animal DNA with that of humans, upsetting the balance of nature.

Dante described nine circles of hell. Various Chinese beliefs speak of anywhere from four to eighteen levels of fiery torment. However, whilst you are still alive, the closest thing that could probably approximate to the feeling of never-ending torment and woe of being cast down into some unintelligible, indescribable horror is The Island of Dr. Moreau.

This is not to say that there isn't some kind of perverse pleasure to be had from the film, it's just more akin to being a sado-masochist in hell than any kind of healthy, expected experience. Part of the horror is seeing so many fine actors wading their way through the crappy script, »

- flickeringmyth

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