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7 items from 2017

Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Short Film ‘Valentine’ Is an Exquisite Rock Opera

18 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No one has cooler side projects than Paul Thomas Anderson. Last November, shortly before starting production on his still untitled London fashion drama with Daniel Day-Lewis, Anderson directed the short film “Valentine,” a behind-the-scenes look at the pop rock band Haim recording three songs for their recent album “Something to Tell You.” Anderson also collaborated with Radiohead on three videos last year for songs off their acclaimed album “A Moon Shaped Pool.”

Read MorePaul Thomas Anderson Directs Haim in One Intimate Long Take in ‘Right Now’ Music Video

Haim released the first four and a half minutes of the short film as a music video for their song “Right Now” in April, though “video” is a bit of a misnomer, as Anderson shot “Valentine” on beautiful 35mm.

“This short plays well with concert films, musicals, late night shows, sing-a-longs and a glass of beer,” reads a description on the 35mm print canister. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Mike Gold: America Drinks and Goes Home

5 July 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s been quite a while since I’ve plopped my butt down on an airline seat. There are several reasons for this, the primary one being I loathe being treated like shit.

As we have seen from all too many recent incidents, once onboard airplane employees have complete control over your fate. If you do not promptly obey their every command or, say, object to their anti-peanut policy, they can and will have you arrested. If somebody on the plane thinks you look weird, or you look like a Muslim or some other type of person they find noxious, they will complain to a flight attendant. If you have yet to take-off, the airplane Nazis will call the goon squad and have you taken off the plane, sometimes by force. If you’re in the air, you likely will be arrested when the plane lands. Paranoid Fox News watchers, »

- Mike Gold

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The Man in the Moon (1991)

9 June 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robert Mulligan’s late career gem is a beautiful, fad-free tale of teenage romance with universal appeal, famed for introducing Reese Witherspoon to the screen. She’s truly a sensation, as is the actress Emily Warfield as the older sister who ‘steals’ Reese’s beau. Photographed by Freddie Francis, this tops even Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Man in the Moon


Twilight Time

1991 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date May 16, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Bentley Mitchum.

Cinematography: Freddie Francis

Film Editor: Trudy Ship

Original Music: James Newton Howard

Written by Jenny Wingfield

Produced by Mark Rydell

Directed by Robert Mulligan


I certainly didn’t want this one to get away. I started work at the newly reconstituted MGM in 1991, when it was pretending that the ownership upsets and financial woes of »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Parenthood’ Star Mae Whitman Joins ‘Valley Girl’ Musical Remake (Exclusive)

4 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mae Whitman is joining MGM’s musical remake of the 1983 romantic comedy “Valley Girl.”

The film is toplined by Jessica Rothe and Josh Whitehouse as Julie and Randy — the lead roles originated by Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman. Logan Paul, Jessie Ennis, Ashleigh Murray, and Chloe Bennet are also on board. Whitman will play a punk rock lesbian who is Randy’s best friend and bandmate.

Rachel Lee Goldenberg is directing from a script by Amy Talkington, with revisions by Marti Noxon. Matt Smith is the producer.

Martha Coolidge directed the original starring Cage starred with Foreman. The film, which cost only $350,000 to produce, was a solid performer at the box office with $17 million.

The movie was released in the wake of the success of Frank Zappa’s “Valley Girl” song, in which his 14-year-old daughter Moon Unit Zappa mocked the unique speech patterns of teenage girls from the San Fernando Valley. »

- Justin Kroll

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Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 3 Review: Thin Ice

29 April 2017 11:19 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

With a history as long and complex as Doctor Who has, each episode can become something of a trial for writers: acknowledging past adventures while simultaneously crafting a new and intriguing story.

Unfortunately, Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 3 really strayed too far into whole plot references to be altogether enjoyable for its own sake.

"Thin Ice" featured the Doctor and Bill visiting the Frost Fair in 1814 and discovering that there was an enormous creature under the ice, being fed people in order to produce fuel for the engines of London.

If this premise sounds vaguely familiar, it should.

In Doctor Who Season 5 Episode 2, "The Beast Below," the Doctor and Amy visited Starship UK and discovered that the "ship" was actually built on the back of a massive spacefaring creature which was being fed people...

And later in this episode, the Doctor asked Bill to make the choice for what to do about the unfortunate creature, »

- Kathleen Wiedel

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Marvel Unlimited Expands This March

3 March 2017 10:27 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this March:

Week of 3/6

All-new Wolverine Annual #1

An All-New Story featuring Your Favorite Surviving Claw-popping Characters! All-new Wolverine + Spider-gwen = All-new Wolvergwen And Spiderine! Gabby The World’S Most Dangerous Little Sister! Plus: Jonathan The Wolverine!

Amazing Spider-man #17

Carnage #11

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5

Deadpool V Gambit #4

Guardians Of The Galaxy #11

Han Solo #3

Howard The Duck #10

Hyperion #6  Final Issue!

Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy #11

Ms. Marvel #10

Nova #10

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #8

Silver Surfer #6

Spider-gwen #11

Spider-man 2099 #14

Spider-man #7

The Astonishing Ant-man #11

Thunderbolts #4

Uncanny Avengers #13

Week of 3/13

A Year Of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1

In September, »

- Michael Connally

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Josh Whitehouse Starring in MGM’s ‘Valley Girl’ Musical

3 January 2017 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Whitehouse, star of the BBC series “Poldark,” will star in MGM’s musical remake of “Valley Girl” opposite Jessica Rothe with shooting planned for Los Angeles later this year.

Whitehouse will play the role of a punk rock musician who falls in love with a girl from the San Fernando Valley. Nicolas Cage played the part in the 1982 original film.

Rachel Lee Goldenberg is directing from a script by Amy Lee Talkington, with revisions by Marti NoxonMatt Smith is the producer.

Cage starred with Deborah Foreman starred in the original movie, which was directed by Martha Coolidge. The film, which cost only $350,000 to produce, was a solid performer at the box office with $17 million.

The movie was released in the wake of the success of Frank Zappa’s “Valley Girl” song, in which his 14-year-old daughter Moon Unit Zappa mocked the unique speech patterns of teenage girls from the Valley. »

- Dave McNary

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