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Highlander – 30th Anniversary Blu-ray 4k Review

This was my first visit into the world of Highlander and while I felt it’s one of those films that everyone has heard about, unless you grew up in a certain era, it was more doubtful whether you’ve seen it. I had a faint recollection of the movie through older siblings and so to mark the 30th Anniversary of Russell Mulcahy‘s cult favourite, I entered the all-new 4k restoration for the Blu-ray and DVD release.

Highlander tells the time-travelling tale of an age-old battle between immortal warriors and is basically completely bonkers but, having said that, also has a bizarrely unique edge that makes it unlike most things you would have seen. It stars French actor Christopher Lambert (who reminds me of Ghostbusters II Wilhelm Von Homburg – Vigo) as Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod and Sean Connery as Spanish/Egyptian Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, complete with his Scottish accent.
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What’s with all the hate for Ghostbusters II?

Simon Columb on the hate for Ghostbusters II

Off the bat, I’ll admit it’s inferior to Ghostbusters. The combination of Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, in a family-friendly blockbuster, with a fiendishly spooky-but-fun script is a perfect cocktail of expertise.

With these elements in mind, Ghostbusters II ultimately doesn’t have the innovation calling card. In most cases, this alone is what automatically secures the first of a series as the superior offering. Recently reading Hadley Freeman’s witty and candid reflection, Life Moves Too Fast, on 1980’s American movies, Freeman devoted an entire chapter to Ghostbusters alone – dismissing Ghostbusters II flippantly as ‘Sold out and bloated, something faintly embarrassing from the past that has left an ugly legacy”. Rick Moranis too, has said he was “disappointed with the second one”. Ivan Reitman, the director of both films, argues “We probably waited a little bit too long for Ghostbusters II”. Critics,
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5 incredible movie roles from incoming Game of Thrones star Max von Sydow

5 incredible movie roles from incoming Game of Thrones star Max von Sydow
Legendary actor Max von Sydow is the latest addition to the cast of Game of Thrones, taking over the role of the Three-eyed Raven in the upcoming sixth season.

Von Sydow will also be cropping up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, further extending his jaw-dropping run of incredible big screen roles. We take a look back at five of von Sydow's greatest parts below.

The Exorcist (1973)

William Friedkin's horror masterpiece was one of the great films of the '70s. Right at the heart of it was the battle between Linda Blair's possessed Regan and von Sydow's exorcist Father Merrin. Von Sydow was just 44 when the film was released, getting aged up into a stately-looking man of God thanks to cutting-edge prosthetics.

Speaking to Digital Spy back in 2012, von Sydow admitted that this is the movie that people always want to talk to him about.
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5 incredible movie roles from incoming Game of Thrones star Max von Sydow

5 incredible movie roles from incoming Game of Thrones star Max von Sydow
Legendary actor Max von Sydow is the latest addition to the cast of Game of Thrones, taking over the role of the Three-eyed Raven in the upcoming sixth season.

Von Sydow will also be cropping up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, further extending his jaw-dropping run of incredible big screen roles. We take a look back at five of von Sydow's greatest parts below.

The Exorcist (1973)

William Friedkin's horror masterpiece was one of the great films of the '70s. Right at the heart of it was the battle between Linda Blair's possessed Regan and von Sydow's exorcist Father Merrin. Von Sydow was just 44 when the film was released, getting aged up into a stately-looking man of God thanks to cutting-edge prosthetics.

Speaking to Digital Spy back in 2012, von Sydow admitted that this is the movie that people always want to talk to him about.
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In Defence Of... Ghostbusters 2

In Defence Of... Ghostbusters 2
The news of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been met with decidedly mixed reactions in certain corners of the internet. But whether they're for or against Feig's proposed reboot, nobody has a good word to say about the original film's sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and this, frankly, will not stand. Though perceived as a failure, the sequel is a far, far better film than its reputation suggests.

Five years on from the phenomenal success of the original, Ghostbusters II reassembles all the same creative elements - scripting by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman as director, the entire cast reprising their roles. The key players were famously reluctant, but the film had made a ridiculous amount of money and spawned the hugely successful spin-off cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, so the follow-up was inevitable.

Despite a briefly record-breaking opening weekend of $29 million, Ghostbusters II went on to make a mere $112 million at the Us box office,
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10 Trivia Bits You May Not Know From Ghostbusters II

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters II. It may not be everyone's favorite movie, but when I was a kid I loved it just as much as the first one. It's really not that bad of a movie, sure it had some really cheesy parts, and I wasn't a big fan of what they did with Janine, but it was still entertaining. One of my favorite parts of the film when I was a kid is when they hooked the Nes Advantage joystick up to the Statue of Liberty and walked it into New York City to save the day.  I thought is was so freakin' cool.

Since it is the 25th anniversary of the film, I thought it would be fun to share few interesting bits of trivia about the movie that you might not know. So here are ten of them that I picked out from Imdb:

Originally,
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Retro Active: Diggstown (1992)

by Nick Schager

[This week's "Retro Active" pick is inspired by Kevin James' Ufc comedy Here Comes the Boom.]

It's hustler versus hustler in the main event of Diggtsown, Michael Ritchie's underrated 1992 boxing comedy (based on Leonard Wise's novel) about the ever-entertaining art of the con. In a small Georgia enclave known as Diggstown, due to its being home to legendary fighter Charles Macum Diggs (Wilhelm von Homburg), virtually everything is owned by John Gillon (Bruce Dern), a businessman in a light blue suit and flashing a giant, cocky smile who intends to soon hand the reigns of his empire over to son Robby (Thomas Wilson Brown). That plan, however, is rudely interrupted by the arrival of professional con man Gabriel Caine (James Woods), recently paroled and motivated by inside information about Gillon from a Diggstown-hailing inmate known as Wolf (Randall "Tex" Cobb) to visit the area in order to pull off a grand scheme. Caine's release from jail after helping another pal break out,
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10 things that Ghostbusters 3 would need to get right

Nostalgia. It's a powerful thing. All of us have experiences in our life that we look back on with something beyond fondness, often wishing, sometimes desperately, that we could go back and relive those moments. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the mind tends to amplify happy moments into something far larger than the actual events. So in that vein, nostalgia tends to work as a reward system for the brain. Happiness is a natural state for human beings. We want to be happy and, when we take part in experiences that make us happy, our brain loves revisiting and magnifying those times so that it can be made happy again.

Movies in particular evoke an incredible amount of nostalgia among the movie-going public. And lo, we come to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, film franchise of the 1980s - Ghostbusters. The NYC comedy about the adventures
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Rumor Control: New Ghostbusters 3 Plot Leaked And Sounds Good!

Let's just chalk this up as a rumor for right now but this story arc could actually work if they do end up making Ghostbusters 3. The question is will Bill Murray do this film or with a cool story like this do they even need him now?

Rumor Sub-Plot:

Much like Steven Spielberg did with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (where Mutt Williams is Indy and Marion's love-child), Ivan Reitman is looking to kick-start a new franchise with a ghost bustin' love-child of their own.

Early word from an insider is that the (hinted at) love affair between Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) has a much bigger impact on the franchise than just an angry Vigo (Wilhelm von Homburg).

From what we're told, it will be revealed that Dana's son Oscar is in fact Peter's child as well. Furthermore, Oscar
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More Ghostbusters 3 Chatter

Round and round we go. Every few weeks some more Ghostbusters 3 news rears its head; yet, we're still not one step closer to seeing this thing come to fruition. Today we have a few plot details for you. At least they could be plot details. Honestly, who knows?

The latest bits of info come courtesy of our buds at Bloody Disgusting:

"Much like Steven Spielberg did with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (where Mutt Williams is Indy and Marion's love-child), Ivan Reitman is looking to kick-start a new franchise with a ghost bustin' love-child of their own.

Early word from an insider is that the (hinted at) love affair between Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) has a much bigger impact on the franchise than just an angry Vigo (Wilhelm von Homburg).

From what we're told, it will be revealed that
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