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7 items from 2016


Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

4 October 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

An Encore Edition. Peckinpah's macabre South of the border shoot 'em up is back for a second limited edition, with a new commentary. It's still a picture sure to separate the Peckinpah lovers from the auteur tourists - it's grisly, grim and resolutely exploitative, but also has about it a streak of grimy honesty. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Blu-ray Twilight Time Encore Edition 1974 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date September, 2016 / available through Screen Archives Entertainment / 29.95 Starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, Chano Urueta, Jorge Russek, Enrique Lucero, Janine Maldonado, Richard Bright, Sharon Peckinpah, Garner Simmons. Cinematography Álex Phillips Jr. Art Direction Agustín Ituarte Film Editors Garth Craven, Dennis E. Dolan, Sergio Ortega, Robbe Roberts Original Music Jerry Fielding Written by Sam Peckinpah, Gordon T. Dawson, Frank Kowalski Produced by Martin Baum, Helmut Dantine, Gordon T. Dawson Directed by »

- Glenn Erickson

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Gene Wilder's 'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles' Returning to Theaters

1 September 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Two of Gene Wilder's most beloved movies, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles, will return to AMC movie theaters this weekend in honor of the late actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The two films will be screened at 55 AMC locations across the U.S. on September 3rd and 4th. Tickets will be available on the AMC website and both movies will cost $5.

The western parody Blazing Saddles was one of three films Wilder made with director Mel Brooks. The director recently told Rolling Stone that »

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Mel Brooks: Why 'Blazing Saddles' Is the 'Funniest Movie Ever Made'

31 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"It's a good thing you're in New York and I'm in Los Angeles then," Mel Brooks says, before howling with laughter. He's just been informed that, as preparation for getting the 90-year-old filmmaker on the phone, the interviewer he's speaking to has consumed a large amount of black coffee and baked beans — the same combination that fuels the notorious, and extremely noisy campfire sequence in Blazing Saddles. "Actually, three thousand miles between us might not be enough — it depends on the coffee. There are easier ways to get in the mood to talk to me, »

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Great Job, Internet!: A musical salute to Gene Wilder as the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles

30 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s difficult to imagine John Wayne and Gene Wilder being considered for the same role, but that’s exactly what happened with the Waco Kid, an ex-gunfighter turned alcoholic in Mel Brooks’ 1974 cowboy comedy Blazing Saddles. On the DVD commentary for Blazing Saddles, Brooks talks about how Wilder came to play this atypical role. The director had originally wanted Wayne for the part, but the Stagecoach star turned it down, saying the script was just too dirty. Wilder, who had appeared as high-strung accountant Leo Bloom in Brooks’ The Producers, lobbied for the role, but Brooks opted for Gig Young instead. When Young’s real-life drinking problem became an issue during filming, Wilder replaced him and managed to bring a dreamy, wistful quality to this broken, pathetic character. In the wake of Wilder’s death on Monday at the age of 83, it’s a good time to »

- Joe Blevins

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Watch: Remembering Gene Wilder's Most Iconic Roles

29 August 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Sunday, Gene Wilder died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed the news in a statement. "He was eighty-three and passed holding our hands with the same tenderness and love he exhibited as long as I can remember. As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath, the music speaker, which was set to random, began to blare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he and Ella meeting at a London Bistro some years ago that are among each of our cherished possessions. She was singing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow, »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Watch: Remembering Gene Wilder's Most Iconic Roles

29 August 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Sunday, Gene Wilder died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed the news in a statement. "He was eighty-three and passed holding our hands with the same tenderness and love he exhibited as long as I can remember. As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath, the music speaker, which was set to random, began to blare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he and Ella meeting at a London Bistro some years ago that are among each of our cherished possessions. She was singing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow, »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Matt Lauria Joins Hulu's Dimension 404

6 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kingdom‘s Matt Lauria is the latest TV vet to enter a strange new Dimension.

The actor has booked a guest appearance on Hulu’s Twilight Zone-esque anthology series Dimension 404, TVLine has learned.

RelatedFriday Night Lights Reunion Photos: Connie Britton Joins Cast at Atx Fest

Inspired by the Internet’s notorious “404” error code, the mystery thriller — which is comprised of six, self-contained, hour-long episodes (each boasting a twist ending!) — aims to “evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. »

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