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Blu-ray Review: A Pistol For Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari

A Pistol For Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari

Directed by Duccio Tessari.

Starring Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca, Antonio Casas, Víctor Bayo, Nieves Navarro, and George Martin.


Box set containing two influential Spaghetti Westerns from director Duccio Tessari.

You often hear movies described as Die Hard in a… which gives you a brief idea what the film is like plot-wise and tonally. Well, how about Die Hard in the Wild West or, even better, Die Hard in the Wild West before Die Hard was even a thing? Because that is basically what Italian director Duccio Tessari’s 1965 Spaghetti Western A Pistol for Ringo is, which is quite exciting when you put it into the context of when it came out and all the other elements that make it up, i.e. it’s Italian, it’s a western, it has a score
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Bravo Developing Limited Series Biopic on Beatles Manager Brian Epstein

The Liverpudlian who put the Beatles in suits, landed them a record deal with Parlophone, and brought to them to “The Ed Sullivan Show” is getting the biopic treatment from Bravo.

Bravo is developing a limited series based on the life of Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager who helped steer them to “the toppermost of the poppermost” from the early 1960s until his death of a drug overdose in August 1967 at the age of 32.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions and Sonar Entertainment, the project is based on “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story,” the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel
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Months of Meryl: Falling in Love (1984)

John and Matthew are watching every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep.

#10 —Molly Gilmore, a married woman who, against her better judgment, falls in love with a married man.

John: Falling in Love is my favorite movie. Well, not exactly. I only just watched it for the first time, so I can’t exactly gauge the extent of my affection. But I’ll repeat: Falling in Love is my favorite movie. It’s hard not to fall in love (sorry) with a movie where Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro have an affair in 1983 New York City, aided by best pals Dianne Wiest and Harvey Keitel. After a chance encounter at the beautiful Manhattan bookstore Rizzoli on Christmas Eve, the two meet again months later, care of the blessed Metro North, and eventually have their desires and marriages tested. One could say it’s a Mazursky-inflected Deer Hunter reunion, minus the wit,
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Wild Honey Orchestra: Buffalo Springfield tribute

Wild Honey Orchestra: Buffalo  Springfield tribute Alex Theatre, Glendale CA February 17, 2018

The Wild Honey Foundation started putting on themed benefit concerts a quarter century ago and was revived a few years back, now benefitting the Autism Think Tank. A collection of superb Los Angeles-based musicians with extensive résumés comes together, led by guitarist Rob Laufer (Johnny Cash, George Martin, Cheap Trick, etc.) as The Wild Honey Orchestra to back special guest stars (many, but not all, also L.A.-based) and augment existing bands, this year performing songs of Buffalo Springfield, the band that shot Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay (Poco, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band) -- along with bassist Bruce Palmer (later Jim Messina) and drummer Dewey Martin -- to fame in the late '60s.

Thanks to my Wild Honey pal Michael Ackerman, I got to attend both the show and two rehearsals, which even after decades of listening
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From Kennedy's Killer to an Ivanka Romance: The Wildest Claims from Quincy Jones' New Interview

Quincy Jones doesn’t mince words when it comes to some of the biggest stars who have entered his orbit over the years.

The 84-year-old record producer recently sat down with Vulture for a wide-ranging interview where he opened up about everything from working with Michael Jackson to dating Ivanka Trump. Some of his shocking claims may seem out-out there, but a few have already been confirmed to be true!

Read on for some of the biggest revelations from Jones’ sit-down.

Jones says he once dated Ivanka Trump

After calling his former acquaintance Donald Trump a “megalomaniac, narcissistic” and “crazy motherf—er,
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A spoof? A black comedy? Michael Hodges and Michael Caine’s hardboiled ‘foreign intrigue’ comedy lays on the movie references and clever dialogue, going the distance in the arcane, hipster-noir subgenre. Caine is always good in that mode, and Mickey Rooney gets a supporting role that can only be called bizarre.



Arrow Video USA

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date , 2017 / Available from Arrow Video

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Nadia Cassini, Leopoldo Trieste, Al Lettieri, Robert Sacchi, Luciano Pigozzi.

Cinematography: Ousama Rawi

Film Editor: Patrick Downing

Original Music: George Martin

Produced by Michael Klinger

Written and Directed by Mike Hodges

Mickey King writes Pulp, lives Pulp, very soon could be Pulp!

After their success with the brutal, now-classic gangster thriller Get Carter, the ‘three Michaels’ Caine, Hodges and Klinger came up with this precociously spoofy takeoff on cheap pulp mysteries, appropriately titled Pulp. Filmed in sunny Malta,
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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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Looking back at Joel Schumacher's Dying Young

Our look back at the work of Mr Joel Schumacher hits a rocky patch. It's the Julia Roberts vehicle Dying Young...

"I told Estelle you have a terminal disease - Assholeitis." - Hilary

The Recap

After hitting the ground running with the widely successful Flatliners, Joel Schumacher's next project would again focus on the balance between life and death, but this time from the point of view of a couple facing death square on.

Hilary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) has been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember. After finding out her latest boyfriend has been cheating on her, she leaves him and moves back home with her mother (Ellen Burstyn).

Determined to get her life back on track, Hilary applies for a job as a nurse for a well off family in a posh suburb in San Francisco. Although having no experience and totally out of her element,
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