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'Blue Thunder' Remake Will Be a Drone Thriller

'Blue Thunder' Remake Will Be a Drone Thriller
Columbia Pictures is set to remake the 1983 action thriller Blue Thunder, only this time instead of a tricked-out hi-tech helicopter, the story will revolve around a more advanced piece of surveillance weaponry with a state-of-the-art Drone at the center of the action. Marvel Studios executive and writer Craig Kyle (Thor) is updating the screenplay, with Fifty Shades of Grey's Dana Brunetti set to produce. The movie will reunite Brunetti with Fifty Shades producer Michael De Luca, who is now president of production at Columbia, and will oversee the project.

The Sony-based studio Escape Artists were simultaneously developing their own take on the material, but will now join this remake as a producer. The new version of the story is said to be 'timely', as it will explore the exploding use of drone technology in our society, both privately and in government sectors. This is just one of many Drone movies heading our way soon.
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DVD Review: "The Odd Couple" (1968) Starring Jack Lemmon And Walter Matthau; 2-dvd Paramount Special Edition

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Paramount has released a 2 disc special edition of the 1968 comedy classic The Odd Couple as part of the studio's Centennial Collection. The film retains all of its initial appeal, despite the fact that virtually every baby boomer has committed the scenes and dialogue to memory. Although most people regard this as the first historic pairing of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, in fact, that occurred with Billy Wilder's 1965 gem The Fortune Cookie which saw Matthau winning the Oscar for supporting actor. The genius behind the story, of course, is Neil Simon, who adapted his smash hit Broadway play for the film. The part of Felix Unger was originally played on Broadway by the great Art Carney, but Lemmon was a much hotter box-office property and got the role in the feature film. The film is creative in the ways
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An Oscar Winner Has His Day Supporting a Brilliant Woodward and a Heavily Made-Up Hoffman

Martin Balsam: Oscar winner has ‘Summer Under the Stars’ Day on Turner Classic Movies Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Martin Balsam (A Thousand Clowns) is Turner Classic Movies’ unusual (and welcome) "Summer Under the Stars" featured player today, August 27, 2013. Right now, TCM is showing Sidney Lumet’s The Anderson Tapes (1971), a box-office flop starring Sean Connery in his (just about) post-James Bond, pre-movie legend days. (Photo: Martin Balsam ca. early ’60s.) Next, is Joseph Sargent’s thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). Written by Peter Stone (Father Goose, Arabesque) from John Godey’s novel, the film revolves around the hijacking of a subway car in New York City. Passengers are held for ransom while police lieutenant Walter Matthau tries to handle the situation. Now considered a classic (just about every pre-1999 movie is considered a "classic" these days), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was
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365 Days, 100 Films #76 - The Odd Couple (1968)

The Odd Couple, 1968.

Directed by Gene Saks.

Starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner and Larry Haines.


One untidy, unorganised divorcee moves in with a tidy, organised divorcee.

“307,” the hotel clerk tells Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) as he passes him the room key. “Have you got anything a little higher?” replies Felix. The hotel clerk shares a bemused look with the other person on the front desk. Felix cuts a pretty dejected figure, his face hanging like a wet, sagging towel on a washing line. “914?” the hotel clerk suggests. Felix takes the key and wonders to the elevator. It’s out of service.

Felix’s wife has just broken up with him. His children, apartment and her were his entire life. A photo of each is kept in his wallet. Know anyone else who has a photo of their front room in his wallet? That
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Odd Couple - The Centennial Collection - DVD Review

.It.s either very new cheese or very old meat.. Neil Simon.s play is transformed into a film that would only cement the fact that its two stars were made for each other. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau would become a team in this tale of opposites driving each other crazy in a New York apartment. Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) is a divorced, sloppy sportswriter who hosts a poker game in his Manhattan digs. His buddies Speed (Larry Haines), Roy (David Sheiner), Vinnie (John Fielder), and Murray (Herb Edelman) are all gathered around the card table in the hot apartment. Oscar gets a call that his pal Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon), who was supposed to be at
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