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The ’Burbs Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features Announced, Including New Interview with Joe Dante

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"He's a man of peace in a savage land... suburbia." Soon after releasing Matinee on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, Shout Select will give another Joe Dante film the same royal treatment with their new Blu-ray release of The ’Burbs, and we have a look at the final list of bonus features, including a new interview with Dante himself.

The ’Burbs Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on March 20th with a fresh 2K scan of the interpositive, and you can read the full list of special features below. Will you be adding this new release of the beloved Tom Hanks film to your home media collection?

From Shout Select: "We are very excited to annouce the final list of bonus features for The 'Burbs (Colector's Edition)!

Out March 20th, you can pre-order now at: http://bit.ly/BurbsCollector

- New 2017 2K Scan Of The Interpositive

- New Interviews With Director Joe Dante,
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Getting to Know the Cast of “Henry Danger”

Henry Danger is a Nickelodeon sitcom that was created by Dana Olsen and Dan Schneider. It premiered on July 26, 2014, and is about a teenage boy called Henry Hart who lands a job as a sidekick to a superhero. He lives in Swellview where Captain Man is a well-known superhero in the area and Henry becomes Kid Danger. He has to keep his work secret from his parents, his sister Piper, and his best friends Jasper and Charlotte. Captain Man does all his secret work in the Nam Cave which is hidden below a shop called’ Junk ‘n’ Stuff’.

Getting to Know the Cast of “Henry Danger
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Henry Danger: Season Three Renewal for Nickelodeon TV Show

It's a swell day in Swellview. Nickelodeon has renewed the live-action Henry Danger TV series for a third season. The Viacom network announced the renewal today, during its upfront presentation in New York. It's a swell day for Henry Danger's co-creator, Dan Schneider, too. His Game Shakers TV show also got a Nick renewal.

Henry Danger stars Jace Norman as Henry Hart and Cooper Barnes as Captain Man. Also starring are: Riele Downs as Charlotte, Sean Ryan Fox as Jasper, and Ella Anderson as Piper. Dana Olsen is co-creator, with Schneider.

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Blu-ray Review – The ‘Burbs (1989)

The ‘Burbs, 1989

Directed by Joe Dante

Starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Duconnun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore, Courney Gains and Dick Miller

Synopsis:

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

In the original series of The Twilight Zone, there is an episode entitled The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street in which a suburban street comes under the influence of a group of aliens who slowly turn the residents against each other as they fear their neighbour is not to be trusted. Director Joe Dante has stated that he was influenced by Rod Serling’s seminal sci-fi show (and he re-worked the classic episode It’s a Good Life for Twilight Zone: The Movie) and some of that is on show in under-appreciated comedy The ‘Burbs.
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‘The ‘Burbs’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Henry Gibson, Rick Ducommun, Wendy Schaal, Brother Theodore, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Cory Danziger | Written by Dana Olsen | Directed by Joe Dante

Written by Dana Olsen (Going Berserk) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), The ‘Burbs is a comedy-horror hybrid that, for me, was a staple film of my childhood, a movie I was probably too young to be watching, yet couldn’t get enough of. I was very excited to hear that Arrow, a company I am a fan of, were bringing out The ‘Burbs on Blu-ray, for the first time in the UK, with a director’s cut, and a smorgasbord of extras.

A stellar cast, featuring heavyweight acting talent like Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson, this is a beautifully dark, hilarious and addictive film that deals with themes like cannibalism,
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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’ (1992)

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Directed by John Carpenter

Written by William Goldman and Robert Collector

1992, USA

Chevy Chase is something of a mystery. In the mid-1970s through the late-1980s, the quirky comedian starred in a number of well-known films. Many of said films highlighted Chase’s strongly unique comedic style. Cynicism and goofy charm were the actor’s best attributes and this very appealing personality even seemed to inspire actors today like Jason Lee and Ryan Reynolds. This suave funnyman persona suited Chase well, but as the 80s started winding down, audiences and critics seemed to have grown tired of the actor’s predictability and somewhat stale brand of humor. He did manage, however, to squeeze out one fun little performance in 1992’s Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

Based loosely on H. F. Saint’s 1987 novel of the same name, Memoirs tells the harrowing story of Nick
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Nickelodeon Adds Dan Schneider Series, 2 More Live-Action Comedies to Its Roster

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Nickelodeon Adds Dan Schneider Series, 2 More Live-Action Comedies to Its Roster
Nickelodeon is fortifying its live-action comedy slate with series orders for three new shows, including series from “iCarly” creator Dan Schneider. Shnedier's series, “Henry Danger,” is a crime-fighting comedy centered on 13-year-old Henry, who scores a part-time job as a sidekick-in-training to super crime fighter Captain Man (plaed by Cooper Barnes of “The Perfect Host”). Their colorful adventures throw Henry's otherwise ordinary life absurdly out of balance, yet he must keep his new job a secret from his best friends. Schneider created the series, which has received a 20-episode order, with Dana Olsen (“George of the Jungle”). Also read: ‘Escape From.
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Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy From Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series

Nickelodeon has given a 20-episode order to Henry Danger, a new crime-fighting comedy from the network’s top creator Dan Schneider who is behind eight Nick live-action series from the past two decades, Sam & Cat, Victorious, iCarly, Zoey 101, Drake & Josh, The Amanda Show, Kenan & Kel and All That. Additionally, at its upfront today Nick is announcing the pickup of two other new live-action comedy series. High school/cheerleading sitcom Bella And The Bullfrogs, which has a 12-episode order, was written by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler (The Haunted Hathaways). Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, greenlit for 13 episodes, centers on a set of quadruplets. It was created by Matt Fleckenstein. Here are details on the new series. Dan Schneider’s (Sam & Cat, iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh) crime-fighting comedy greenlit for 20 episodes, Henry Danger, is created and written by Schneider and Dana Olsen (George of the Jungle, Inspector Gadget). The series follows
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Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015

Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015
Nickelodeon has unveiled a slew of new programming in advance of its upfront event Thursday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The Viacom cabler has greenlit three live-action series, including a new entry from veteran hit maker Dan Schneider, and four animated series for its preschool block, including another “Dora the Explorer” spinoff.

The three live-action entries will begin production in Los Angeles in the summer for debuts later this year.

“Henry Danger,” created by Schneider and Dana Olsen, revolves a 13-year-old who is a sidekick to a “super crime fighter.” Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of the series toplined by Jace Norman.

“Bella and the Bullfrogs,” follows a Texas high school cheerleader (Brec Bassinger) who becomes the quarterback for the football team. Series has a 12-episode order and was created by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler, tyro scribes who who were discovered through Nickelodeon’s Writing Program.
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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of 'The 'Burbs' by Watching This Alternate Ending

Get ready to feel old. It’s the 25th anniversary of Joe Dante’s The 'Burbs, starring Tom Hanks as a suburbanite who tries to uncover the truth about his mysterious new neighbors. It’s one of those underrated gems from the 1980s, full of Dante’s signature black humor. Screenwriter Dana Olsen’s approach sums up the movie best: “As a kid, it was fascinating to think that Mr. Flanagan down the street could turn out to be Jack the Ripper. And where there's fear, there's comedy. So I approached The 'Burbs as Ozzie and Harriet meet Charles Manson.” We don’t want to spoil the ending of the movie for you, but things get a little crazy for Hanks’ Ray Peterson. The Playlist has spotted the...

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Watch: ‘The Burbs’ Is 25: Celebrate With An Alternate Ending!

Sometimes it seems like the ’80s really were the heyday of cinematic comedy with classics such as The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Weird Science and Big.

Well if you’re feeling a trifle nostalgic you might be interested to know that it’s the 25th anniversary of cult black comedy The Burbs. Joe Dante’s offbeat movie follows life on an apparently quiet street in American suburbia. Ray (Tom Hanks) and Art (Rick Ducommun) become convinced their new neighbours, the Klopeks, are murderers, and start spying on the strange goings on to prove their theory right. An extreme case of suburban paranoia or the literal neighbours from hell? It could go either way. With a script by Dana Olsen, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson also star.

Joe Dante was a bastion of ’80s cult cinematic gold, bringing us Innerspace, Explorers and Gremlins (plus its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch
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CoF Presents: 10 Comedies You Haven’t Seen (But Should)

Some movies will always make me laugh, but let’s face it; the same movies might make others yawn. Comedy is tricky business, the hardest genre to pull off form script to screen. I’ve put together a list of 10 underrated or dismissed comedies that deserve a first chance or even a second chance at recognition. Humor is subjective, but gives these flicks a chance and I promise you will enjoy yourself.

Take a look at the list and let me know what you think and what your list might look like.

1. Big Nothing (2006) A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme. Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea

Writers: Billy Asher, Jean-Baptiste Andrea

Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg I found Big Nothing after looking for another Simon Pegg fix having just seen Shaun of the Dead. This is a mean-spirited comedy that fits in well
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The Top 13 Guilty Pleasure Movies!

Let’s face it. We can’t hide it. We all have those movies that we like that others would shun. These are guilty pleasures: the ones that aren’t that great but we love for some reason or another. Here are mine. Be sure to list yours in the comments, if you’d like.

Last Action Hero (1993)

Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Director: John McTiernan/Writers: Shane Black and David Arnott

Here’s the thing: I will defend this movie’s concept till Doomsday. A movie about a kid with a magic ticket that gets pulled into an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie? Genius concept. Yes, the kid is annoying. Yes, the movie doesn’t reach the heights of a McTiernan/Black team-up as well as one might think. It’s interesting to note that McTiernan isn’t working as much
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Looking back at Joe Dante's The ‘Burbs

Joe Dante taught us to fear our neighbour in comedy horror, The ‘Burbs. Charlotte takes a look back at an 80s classic…

When you think about classic 80s films, maybe The ‘Burbs isn’t the first to jump to mind. But on closer inspection, this funny, smart, creepy tale, directed by Joe Dante, has pretty much everything you could want from an 80s film and, most importantly, it stands the test of time. Not only in the way it looks and its style of humour, but its subject matter is still relevant today.

How many of us don’t speak to our neighbours? How many of us are wary of the people that live right next to us? There’s always one house on the street you’re not too sure about. There’s always one slightly odd person that does weird things at night. That’s what The ‘Burbs deals with: paranoia,
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