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6 items from 2014


FM 276 Sneak Preview!

25 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

“Everybody relax… I’m here.”

Ladies and gentlemen, don’t get too comfortable in your seats with FM 275, because a certain Jack Burton is coming along in 276, and he’s bound to bring trouble. And monsters. Another Jason Edmiston cover for the ages:

Yes, it’s the first official Famous Monsters tribute to John Carpenter‘s 80s classic Big Trouble In Little China! Within, find an interview with Carpenter himself, along with a feature on Eric Powell and Boom! Studios’ Big Trouble comic series, plus a complete retrospective on the context of the film’s release.

John Carpenter: “I read the script, and I loved it. I was like, what is this? It was unlike anything I’d ever seen in an American film. It was written by a friend of mine, W.D. Richter. I went to film school with him. So we talked, and he explained to me »

- Holly Interlandi

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Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees

12 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.

This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films.  The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.

Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.

Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.

Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).

Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »

- Terek Puckett

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Robert Redford to Executive Produce 'Brubaker' TV Show with 'Homeland' Producer Alex Cary

8 June 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After working on docu-series at CNN this year, Robert Redford is moving to scripted television with "Homeland" producer Alex Cary. At Sunday's Produced By conference held by the PGA, Cary told the crowd he was working on a TV adaptation of "Brubaker," Redford's 1980 film, with the iconic actor and filmmaker.  The original film told the story of a new warden who pretends to be a convict in order to expose corruption at his prison. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg, "Brubaker" starred Redford and Morgan Freeman, earning an Oscar nod for screenwriters W.D. Richter and Arthur A. Ross.  Redford has executive-produced many documentaries, including the 2014 CNN series "Chicagoland" and "Death Row Stories," but "Brubaker" would mark his first scripted series. It also marks yet another movie adaptation for television, following the success stories of "Fargo," "About a Boy," "Hannibal," "Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," and many others. The trend is growing and the power players of film. »

- Ben Travers

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Robert Redford to Executive Produce 'Brubaker' TV Show with 'Homeland' Producer Alex Cary

8 June 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After working on docu-series at CNN this year, Robert Redford is moving to scripted television with "Homeland" producer Alex Cary. At Sunday's Produced By conference held by the PGA, Cary told the crowd he was working on a TV adaptation of "Brubaker," Redford's 1980 film, with the iconic actor and filmmaker.  The original film told the story of a new warden who pretends to be a convict in order to expose corruption at his prison. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg, "Brubaker" starred Redford and Morgan Freeman, earning an Oscar nod for screenwriters W.D. Richter and Arthur A. Ross.  Redford has executive-produced many documentaries, including the 2014 CNN series "Chicagoland" and "Death Row Stories," but "Brubaker" would mark his first scripted series. It also marks yet another movie adaptation for television, following the success stories of "Fargo," "About a Boy," "Hannibal," "Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," and many others. The trend is growing and the power players of film. »

- Ben Travers

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Big Trouble In Little China Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks May 7th – ‘Strange Brew’

1 May 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Sooner or later I rub everybody the wrong way.”

You never know what’s brewing at Webster University’s Strange Brew cult film series. It’s always the first Wednesday evening of every month, and they always come up with some cult classic to show while enjoying some good food and great suds. The fun happens at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143). This week, on Wednesday May 7th at 8pm, it’s John Carpenter’s most misunderstood film – Big Trouble In Little China

Admission is only $4!

Big Trouble In Little China was big-budget action/comedy/fantasy/martial arts hybrid that John Carpenter made in 1986. The plot is kind of hard to summarize– truck driving butt kicker Kurt Russell (doing a very funny imitation of John Wayne) gets involved with Chinese ghosts, sorcery, white slavery, warring gangs…you name it. The plot moves Very quickly… »

- Tom Stockman

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The Forgotten: "Nickelodeon" (1976)

29 April 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Nickelodeon gets no love. And yet its place in the popular, Biskind-approved narrative of The Decline and Fall of Everyone in the 1970s New Hollywood is a bit uncertain. It comes after the despised At Long Last Love (1975), which ought to mark the same point in Peter Bogdanovich's career as Sorcerer for Friedkin, Heaven's Gate for Cimino and especially One from the Heart for Coppola. True, critics didn't go for it, except in the sense of savaging it, and the public didn't go to it, in any sense, but it certainly didn't attract the tsunami of opprobrium that P-Bog's Cole Porter musical, sung live, brought down upon the heads of the director and his entire cast.

Like his musical, his comedy about early Hollywood (it climaxes with the premiere of Birth of a Nation) now exists in two versions, as Bogdanovich revisited the film, inserting a few deleted moments »

- David Cairns

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