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Sliff 2016 – Missouri-Shot Horror Eyes Of Fire from 1983 Screens November 8th

Eyes Of Fire screens Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30pm in 35mm at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E Lockwood Ave,) as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. The screening will be introduced by We Are Movie Geeks own Tom Stockman

A few years back, Cinema St. Louis by chance came into possession of a 35mm print of Eyes Of Fire, an unjustly forgotten horror film shot more than three decades ago in the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks. It was the directorial debut of experimental photographer Avery Crounse. For the 25th anniversary of the St. Louis International Film Festival, Cinema St. Louis feels duty-bound to give a respectful nod to their celluloid past — every other work in the fest screens digitally — by cracking open the film cans and offering a rare opportunity to view this criminally underseen gem in glorious 35mm. The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday.
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Cop Rock: Remembering the ABC Police Musical's Cancellation

Welcome to your weekend flashback! In case you blocked it out, The Cop Rock TV show premiered on ABC on Wednesday, September 26, 1990. A police procedural TV series musical drama created by Steven Bochco and William M. Finkelstein, Cop Rock was cancelled by ABC after 11 episodes -- of the 13 ordered -- had been produced. ABC famously gave sponsors free ad time on the experimental hybrid project. The Cop Rock TV series finale, "Bang the Potts Slowly," aired Wednesday, December 26, 1990.The Cop Rock TV series cast includes: Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua, Paul McCrane, James McDaniel, Ron McLarty, Mick Murray, and Peter Onorati. Terri Austin, Dennis Lipscomb, William Thomas, Jr., and Kathleen Wilhoite recurred.Actors from Bochco's other series were featured in crossovers: James B. Sikking from Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law's Jimmy
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‘American Crime’ Star Connor Jessup Discusses Season 2, ‘Staggering’ Scope of Male Sexual Assault

‘American Crime’ Star Connor Jessup Discusses Season 2, ‘Staggering’ Scope of Male Sexual Assault
John Ridley’s “American Crime” returns to ABC with its second season Wednesday night, bringing in a new storyline, new characters and new stars.

Falling Skies” alum Connor Jessup is one of the fresh faces in “Crime’s” new installment, which revolves around a high school male rape accusation, centering around Jessup’s lower-class victim Taylor who’s ridiculed by privileged student athletes at his elite prep school where he’s a complete outsider. The trouble starts right away in the premiere episode when photos of a passed-out Taylor surface, causing an uproar at the school.

Along with the return of Felicity Huffman, who plays the private school’s headmistress, and Timothy Hutton, who plays the basketball coach, Jessup takes a star-turn in the drama, holding his own among the powerful cast (his mother is played by Lily Taylor).

“The thing that appealed to me most was just John and
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How Pixar made you cry with that emotional ‘The Good Dinosaur’ scene

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How Pixar made you cry with that emotional ‘The Good Dinosaur’ scene
The death of Disney characters — Disney parents especially — has left an indelible mark on kids for decades. Little Cinderella sobbing at her father’s bedside after his untimely death. Anna and Elsa’s parents’ ship getting swallowed up by massive waves. The thundering shot that echoes through the snow-covered forest, silencing Bambi’s mom’s cries of “Keep running!” A sudden flash of sharp teeth and big, heavy fins killing Nemo’s mom and hundreds of his brothers and sisters. The dust settling in the canyon, so quiet with the stampede gone, empty, save for little Simba, nudging Mufasa’s nose and tugging on his ear, begging, “Dad, we gotta go home” — to no response. The frequency with which Disney characters become orphaned or have just one parent has inspired countless memes and jokes and even research studies. So when the makers of Pixar’s newest film, “The Good Dinosaur,
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31 Days of Horror (Body Horror): Deconstructing Body Horror

Your muscles contort. Your skin bubbles and stretches. Your loins throb and your limbs writhe. You thrash in the throes of excruciating pain and agonizing pleasure. Before you even realize your body has betrayed you, like a snake shedding its skin, you are born anew. Perhaps the most visceral of the horror genres, body horror represents the most intimate of all fears. It’s the inescapable sensation that the shell housing every synchronized component keeping you alive is under attack. Yet it is more than simple infection; it is metamorphosis, a mutation that does not always spell death. More so, it may even be the start of a beautiful new life.

The human body has long been the enemy of horror films. One only has to look as early as The Invisible Man or The Wolfman for manifestations of physical forms undergoing irrevocable change. But the body horror genre encompasses
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The Horror of Comic-Con 2013 - The Scariest Panels

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The Horror of Comic-Con 2013 - The Scariest Panels
Comic Con hasn’t been strictly superheroes in a long, long time. We have scoured the schedule for this year’s event and have pulled out the dark, the bloody, the monstrous, and the ghostly panels that look to be right up FEARnet readers’s alley.

Paranormal Passion Panel

Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am

Room 24Abc

Masters of the Web

Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online,
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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule: Full List of Shows!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 kicks off next week in Southern California, and the complete TV line-up has been compiled, meaning you can finally plan out your schedule and geek out accordingly.

The annual extravaganza has released all the information - times, locations and those attending - for the programs that will hold panel discussions from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

Here's the full Comic-Con 2013 schedule of events:

Thursday, July 18

Intelligence: 10-11 a.m, Ballroom 20

Attending: Stars Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory and Marg Helgenberger will be joined by producers Michael Seitzman, Rene Echevarria and Tripp Vinson.

Star-Crossed: 11:00-noon, Ballroom 20

Attending: Stars Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter and Grey Damon will be joined by producers Adele Lim, Meredith Averill, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg.

Beauty and the Beast: Noon-12:45 p.m., Ballroom 20

Attending: Stars Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk will be joined by producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper.
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Comic-Con 2013 - Full Schedule for Friday July 19th

Comic-Con released their full schedule of events and panels for for Friday, July 19th! It looks like another great day at the event, and we're excited to be there to cover as much as we can for you!

Friday will include panels for The World's End, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, The Walking Dead, "DC Comics Justice League: Trinity War", Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Game of Thrones, "Marvel: Cup O' Joe," Robocop, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Veronica Mars, Robot Chicken, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and more!

To see the full panel and event line-up, click here. Below you'll find a few noteworthy panels. Stay tuned for all your Comic-Con awesomeness!

Friday, July 19

Star Wars Comics: Here and Now

What is the current state of Star Wars comics? Join Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley and Star Wars creators Carlos D'Anda, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Doug Wheatley,
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Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Friday

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Friday
Friday’s Comic-Con schedule has landed! And it’s totally packed with action, from Simon Pegg’s latest The World’s End panel to a special Veronica Mars presentation.

In case you missed it, click here to see Thursday’s schedule and below you’ll see Friday’s TV and movie highlights. For more info and the complete schedule head over to the official Comic-Con site.

10:00am-11:00am, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Cartoon Network: Regular Show: Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular?
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Comic-Con 2013 Friday schedule: 'Game of Thrones', 'Walking Dead' among highlights

Though the even officially kicks off on Thursday, Friday is when Comic-Con normally shifts into high gear. The 2013 installment of the annual convention is no different, with several big ticket panels filling up the day.

Though the news was leaked early by series creator George R. R. Martin, "Game of Thrones" is on the scheduled as returning to the San Diego Comic-Con. It'll be joined by other TV standouts like "The Walking Dead," "Marvel's Agents of Shield," "Bones," "The Following," "Falling Skies," and a pilot screening and panel for "Almost Human."

As for movies, Sony and Screen Gems will have a two-hour panel that will include "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Robocop," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." "Veronica Mars," "Kick-Ass 2" and "Riddick" will also have a presence.

The full schedule is available at the Comic-Con website, but you can check out
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Blu-ray Review: Warner Bros. Releases Great Wave of Action, Sci-fi Flicks

Chicago – Warner Brothers likes to pull handfuls of titles out of their immensely deep catalog and they’ve come back with a unique, interesting wave of releases at low prices to spice up your Summer this year. The films have little in common (although several could be classified as sci-fi) and vary wildly in quality but all are likely to have a fan or two out there wondering why they haven’t been released on Blu-ray. Now they have.

Altered States

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Altered States

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Director Ken Russell passed away last year leaving critics and movie lovers to continue to debate his unique style and best pictures. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of his 1980 adaptation of the legendary Paddy Chayefsky novel “Altered States,” featuring one of William Hurt’s most fearless and interesting performances. It’s both classic Russell in its unique style and a
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, House, Spartacus, The Mentalist, Castle, Vampire Diaries and More!

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, House, Spartacus, The Mentalist, Castle, Vampire Diaries and More!
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Will Rachel and Finn end up together on Glee? Please, I really need this answer! —Anna

Ausiello: Here’s what I can tell you about those two lovebirds: Their relationship will take a satisfying — yet unexpected — turn in the finale. Satisfying and unexpected. You do the math.

Question: Tell us something about Cooper Anderson! We are so excited to see Matt Bomer on Glee! —Elizabeth

Ausiello: Would you rather I show you?
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Is this the real Avery Jessup?

Is this the real Avery Jessup?
Unless you’re an avid consumer of business news, you probably haven’t heard of Melissa Francis. Last week, the Fox Business Network announced that the Harvard graduate will soon anchor a 5 p.m. news program covering Wall Street, stocks, bonds, and other grown-up things that I know nothing about. But here’s someone you probably have heard of: Avery Jessup, 30 Rock’s conservative media personality and Jack Donaghy’s wife/baby mama. It’s been reported that Francis, a former child actor who appeared on Little House on the Prairie, was the inspiration for Elizabeth Banks’ Avery. Here, she
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30 Rock Review: I'm Female Lutz!

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There are inevitable pros and cons to airing a one-hour episode of a sitcom. Some stories that wouldn't have the chance to develop fully in 30 minutes get to do so with the extra time. Then again, there are others that either drag on or are unnecessarily added due to the doubling of episode length.

30 Rock's super-sized "Hey, Baby, What's Wrong" featured both of these pluses and minuses. Jenna and Pete dealing with the former's case of the yips, and Tracy and Frank helping Lutz be a dirt bag, were basically perfect examples of plots that would have been hurt by 21 minutes of run time.

With Jenna, we were able to diagnose the problem, watch her struggle through it and then fix it in a very well-paced funny story. The return of Dr. Spaceman, with his assumption that there is no field of medicine that deals with the brain, and finding
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 1)

On this date in...

1980: Beverlee McKinsey made her final appearance as Iris on Another World. The show aired its final 90-minute episode that Friday. The following Monday, Iris would be spun off into her own show, Texas.

1981: MTV first aired at 12:01 a.m. General Hospital's Rick Springfield had the No. 1 song in the U.S. that week with "Jessie's Girl," but the new network did not play a Springfield video that first day.

1993: Leonard J. Stabb, Guiding Light's Hart Jessup, was hospitalized in critical condition after a hang-gliding accident.

2005: The BBC World Service launched its first online soap opera, The Flatmates.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Dana Sparks (ex-Grace/Faith, Passions; ex-Victoria, Falcon Crest) - 50

Jennifer Gareis (Donna, The Bold And The Beautiful; ex-Grace, The Young And The Restless) - 41

Nic Robuck (James, One Life To Live)

Sasha Jackson (ex-Kylie, One Tree Hill) - 23

Jack O'Connell (Cook,
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War Games Remake Gets Director Seth Gordon

War Games Remake Gets Director Seth Gordon
Director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has signed on to direct a remake of the 1983 classic WarGames for MGM.

The original WarGames, which starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, centered on a whiz kid computer programmer who finds a way inside the government's military computer system. Seth Gordon will develop the screenplay for MGM, which has a spate of remakes in development including RoboCop and Carrie.

Little is known about the story, but it is said that the studio is giving Seth Gordon a lot of room to craft a new story set in the 21st Century.

No production schedule was given for the WarGames remake yet.

WarGames was released June 3rd, 1983 and stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, Dennis Lipscomb. The film is directed by John Badham.
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TV Review: Noah Wyle Fights to Survive in ‘Falling Skies’

Chicago – It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the ragtag resistance fighters of “Falling Skies,” starring Noah Wyle from “ER,” are defending themselves against a surprise extraterrestrial colonization of earth. Live free or die hard.

TV Rating: 4.0/5.0

Falling Skies combines 2009’s “District 9” (space alien lizards), 1984’s “Red Dawn” (kids practicing guerilla warfare) and, of course, 1996’s “Independence Day” fairly effectively, while not going too far into the philosophical and psychological damage that a nuclear war-style destruction could have on a delicate American society. Noah Wyle is excellent as a conflicted ex-Military history professor turned warrior who represents a reasonable voice among the chaos.

The series opens with a series of children’s drawings, with a youthful voice over describing the invasion of a space alien force that knocks out most of the important cities in the United States, and puts the rest of the
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Exclusive: Connor Jessup on the Key to Falling Skies

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Connor Jessup is the key to Falling Skies. Or at least his character is.

"The more you learn about Ben, the more you learn about the aliens," the actor told us in an exclusive interview this week, previewing the action ahead on TNT's highly-anticipated drama.

Indeed, Jessup portrays Ben Mason, the oldest son of Noah Wyle's Tom. At the outset of the series, he gets kidnapped by those that have come to takeover earth.

"My character's dad and brother are trying to rescue Ben and trying to figure out what's happening to me," Jessup said. "So Ben really ties in to the greatest mysteries of the show: why do the aliens kidnap teenagers? Why do they put these devices on their backs?"

Despite Ben's distance from his family, Jessup said he filmed many scenes with Wyle, who is making his return to the small screen in Falling Skies, following a long,
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The Wire re-up: season four, episode 12 – Mike ain't Mike no more

Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who have already seen The Wire in its entirety. This week: time to let go

The Wire: the book

The Wire Re-up: The Guardian Guide to the Greatest TV Show Ever Made is out now from Guardian Books, and available in all good bookshops. The book features blogposts on every episode from all five seasons, plus interviews with the cast and features on the show – as well as many, many of your comments, which have made this blog the great forum it is. Buy the book by clicking here.

Season four, episode 12

If nothing before in The Wire has brought you to tears, if you could take Frank Sobotka's self-sacrifice, Bubbles's repeated attempts to get clean and the crushing blow of McNulty's handout, this is the episode where you will crack at the sheer, epic shittiness of the hand our boys of summer have been dealt.
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'NCIS,' 'House,' 'Castle,' 'Fringe,' and more!

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'NCIS,' 'House,' 'Castle,' 'Fringe,' and more!
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com Question: Any information on what's going on with Tony and Ziva on NCIS? More than a few hints were dropped in Tuesday's episode that suggest something went on between the two of them in Paris. —Jason Ausiello: Funny story. Just hours before the episode aired, I asked exec producer Shane Brennan if there would be any significant movement on the 'Tiva' front in the coming months. Here's what he said: "I'll
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