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Director: Courtney Solomon.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
Synopsis: Former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman’s car and takes her on a high-speed race against time.
Since his awful directorial debut Dungeons And Dragons, Courtney Solomon has only one directing effort to his name prior to Getaway – the equally woeful horror An American Haunting. Instead, for the majority of his film career he’s chosen to stay in the background, producing independent straight-to-dvd genre sequels in the likes of The Butterfly Effect and Universal Soldier franchises, which perhaps speaks volumes.
- Craig Hunter
By Todd Garbarini
William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973), based upon the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, is one of the greatest and most powerful American motion pictures ever made. With an impressive cast that includes Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Jack MacGowran and newcomer Linda Blair, The Exorcist had its origins in a 1949 case involving the purported demonic possession of a young Evangelical Lutheran boy in Cottage City, MD who is still alive to this day, is retired from Nasa, and claims to have no memory of the events that he experienced. Mr. Blatty, who read about the events at the time, thought about the story for years until he wrote the book circa 1969, some 20 years later, in the house of his ex-wife in Encino, CA.
Coming on the heels of my all-time favorite film, 1971’s Oscar-winning The French Connection, Mr. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Super-8 Movie Madness is teaming up with Roger’s Reels and The National Children’s Cancer Society for the third annual Super-8 Children’S Cancer Fundraiser Movie Madness which takes place Tuesday December 3rd at The Way out Club. The cover charge is $4.00 and all of that money will be donated to the St. Louis-based National Children’s Cancer Society.
Roger will be bringing by three 16mm prints from his collection of classic TV sitcoms to share. They are episodes of: Happy Days: “Fonzie’s Hero”, I Love Lucy: “Lucy Meets Superman” with special guest star George Reeves, and The Andy Griffith Show: “Barney and the Choir”, considered one of the best episodes of that beloved show.
The Super-8 Sound films (condensed from features, they average 15 minutes in length) to also be projected on a large screen December 3rd are: Bette Midler in The Rose, Phantasm, Gene Hackman in The French Connection, »
- Tom Stockman
When the Breaking Bad series finale aired back in September, Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman was seeing driving off into the sunset, escaping the madness to start a new life. Those final scenes turn out to be a perfect segue into the actor's upcoming film Need for Speed, DreamWorks' adaptation of the popular Electronic Arts video game franchise, which hits theaters on March 14, 2014.
Last month, I was invited down to the Bandito Brothers facility in Los Angeles for an edit bay visit, where we saw brand new footage from this upcoming action-thriller, and had the chance to speak with Aaron Paul, director Scott Waugh, screenwriter John Gatins and producer Mark Sourian. Before we got to chat with the actor and these filmmakers, we were treated to roughly a half hour of new footage, »
A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I choke a hippie to death with his own ponytail... The wild, violent, at times astonishingly corrupt NYPD of the late 1960s and early 1970s — as famously chronicled in movies like "Serpico" and "The French Connection" — casts a shadow over many pop cultural depictions of the NYPD in more recent decades. The cops on "Barney Miller" didn't long for the good ol' days, because they had just made it through them alive, but it's not hard to imagine a young 21st century cop like Jake Peralta »
- Alan Sepinwall
Though considered a straight-up rip-off of major Hollywood blockbusters at that time, the 1979 sci-fi horror mash-up The Visitor is a true classic in its uncut form. One that stands alongside its influences as a great example of 70s cinema. Sure, it culls its innards from plenty of iconic genre masterpieces. But working like some long lost Quentin Tarantino grindhouse epic, the movie proves itself to be a wholly original entity that surfs on its own unique wave of ridiculous awesomeness.
Quite simply, it's the best movie you'll see this November. And if you love classics from that era, you'll not want to miss The Visitor, as Drafthouse Films rolls out a remastered theatrical release in several major cities. It will also be available this January on VOD and Netflix. This strange hybrid is notorious for giving us one of Hollywood legend John Huston's final performances. He stars as an »
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Chris Tarrant Goes Fishing
7pm, Channel 5
Lucky Chris Tarrant. The self-confessed fishing nut gets a dream gig as he indulges his passion in the Maldives. As he waxes lyrical about the mighty wahoo fish, he makes everything sound as if he's giving the answers on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. It's actually quite endearing and the scenery is beautiful, but the most refreshing thing is when Tarrant addresses the issue of whether fishing is cruel, before proudly holding his catch aloft and then throwing it back in the ocean. Hannah Verdier
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
7pm, Sky Arts 1
- Hannah Verdier, David Stubbs, Lanre Bakare, Martin Skegg, Mark Jones, Ali Catterall, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Arnold
With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
1) I »
- Uncle Creepy
It’s an exciting time for the Fast & Furious series, which is going to be celebrating its 13th birthday when Fast & Furious 7 rides into theaters in Summer 2014.
Not only will the next installment unite the mostly self-contained narrative for Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift with the story covered in the past three films – set before Han (Sung Kang) makes his final trip to Japan – but the steering wheel is being taken over from Justin Lin (the series’ director since Tokyo Drift) by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious), who intends to drive into gritty 1970s throwback territory (think The French Connection, revisited by way of a Fast & Furious movie).
Part of what makes Diesel a proper action star for the 21st century is both his social media savvy and genuine affection for those around him, which ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Chicago – William Friedkin graced Chicago with his presence at a special event during the 2013 Chicago Critics Film Festival and it’s an evening that I’ll never forget. Not only is the director of classics like “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” recently released in a lavish 40th anniversary Blu-ray edition, one of the most important filmmakers of his era but he’s also incredibly funny, smart, and well-spoken. Fans of film owe it to themselves to read “The Friedkin Connection,” released earlier this year and even sampled in this release. And his heavy involvement in this release, including interviews, featurettes, and a commentary, make it a must-own for classic movie fans. That and it’s still one of the scariest movies ever made.
There are many, many things to love about “The Exorcist” but my most recent viewing of the original theatrical edition (the superior to the director’s cut, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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Peter Bradshaw on horror
Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the prohibitions of taste and thinkability in a way few other genres can match. Classics of the genre were produced in cinema's very earliest days – the vampire nightmare Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr Caligari from the world of German Expressionism.
Later, Universal Pictures had smash hits with iconic versions of Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein. Roger Corman's movies would demonstrate the sheer trashy power of horror, and Hitchcock tapped into this B-picture aesthetic with his own low-budget masterpiece, Psycho, which popularised the psychological horror film, taking the genre away from its supernatural roots – although William Friedkin's masterpiece, The Exorcist, took it right back there again. »
Happy Hump Day, kids, and listen up as right now we have your chance to score a copy of Warner Bros.' 40th Anniversary Exorcist Blu-ray on us! That should make you pretty damned happy, no?
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From the Press Release
When The Exorcist was first released in 1973, viewers were frightened out of their wits - and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums ($49.99 Srp). Available October 8, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new »
- Uncle Creepy
On tap right now is an exclusive clip from Warner Bros.' 40th Anniversary Exorcist Blu-ray, and with it we go a little bit behind the scenes. Check it out, and look for more on this badass home video package soon!
From the Press Release
When The Exorcist was first released in 1973, viewers were frightened out of their wits - and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums ($49.99 Srp). Available October 8, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book »
- Uncle Creepy
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:
What's It About? Joss Whedon's ("The Avengers") modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic follows two couples with different takes on romance. Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Beatrice (Amy Acker) are older and disdainful of their love, while the sweet young Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Hero (Jillian Morgese) are deeply absorbed by their love.
Why We're In: Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is a refreshing and charming take on the classic comedy for its unique blending of the Shakespearian dialogue with a contemporary setting and aesthetic. While it sticks to the original content and doesn't add anything wholly revolutionary, it's nonetheless an entertaining addition to the canon of Shakespeare film adaptations.
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- moviefone (@moviefone) October 7, 2013 Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of »
- Erin Whitney
Feature Ryan Lambie 8 Oct 2013 - 06:10
Other great sci-fi films have been nominated for Best Picture, but have never won. Will Gravity finally break that trend, Ryan wonders...
As you've probably noticed by now, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has earned widespread applause both from critics, fellow filmmakers and also the movie-going public. At the time of writing, the movie's UK Twitter feed is filling up with retweets from notable filmmakers and celebrities.
Edgar Wright described it as the "best movie of the year." Eli Roth said it was his "best sci-fi experience I've had in a theatre since Alien and Avatar", while Michael Moore used the terms "breathtaking" and "brilliant". The second man on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, even weighed in with his own review, stating that he was "very, very impressed with it."
Leverage takes a curtain call this month as 20th Century Home Entertainment releases the fifth and final season on DVD. The four-disc set contains the complete fifteen episode season, which was aired in two batches across summer and winter 2012. Since then, the series has remained in the public eye thanks to three incredibly fun novels along with its well-deserved honor as Favorite Cable TV Drama at the 39th People’s Choice Awards.
Much as we here at ComicMix have adored the show, the audience has been dwindling; opening the final year with 3.39 million viewers and the final drew a smaller 3.04 million, far too small these days to be sustained. However, co-creators Dean Devlin and John Rogers suspected this was the make-it or break-it season and prepared accordingly. From the outset of the season, Nate Ford (Tim Hutton) was up to something and we saw him pushing the other members of »
- Robert Greenberger
When you're playing Grand Theft Auto, it can sometimes feel like you're controlling the protagonist of a meticulously directed blockbuster movie. The games boast some of the most beautifully cinematic vistas and action-packed shootouts in gaming history. Well, there's a reason Rockstar has been able to create such a visual experience.
The GTA franchise is littered with references to many a famous film and character throughout. Most of them are pulled from some of great gangster flicks, and we've found the five films that bear the most uncanny resemblance to Grand Theft Auto series.
The most obvious homage to 1995's Heat is GTA IV's mission 'Three Leaf Clover'. Remember that mission where you rob the bank? That was taken directly from the film's breathtaking heist. From the weapons used to the outfits worn (we're loving the suit and balaclava combination), the scene from the film is almost identical to the game's main story mission. »
By Barbie Snitzer
Summer is in its waning days, but the year of 2013 is far from over. For those on an academic or cinematic calendar, the year is just beginning. Labor Day is a distant memory, and in two days, so will be the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. This is the time when many critics will begin to suggest Oscar attention in their reviews.
As a matter of principle, I don’t suggest where Oscar should cast his gaze until after the nominations have been formally announced; by that point, it’s more of a political guessing game than an acknowledgment of worthy achievement. However, having said that, I can attest that The Family will hold a spot of my list of 2013’s best movies.
- Movie Geeks
Legendary director William Friedkin has just been given a lifetime achievement award at the Venice film festival, but he is still making big, critically acclaimed movies, such as last year's Killer Joe. He looks back on his career, and the film he considers his best, 1977's Sorcerer
On a hot, sticky Tuesday in Venice, the American film director William Friedkin sauntered from his hotel to see an exhibition of paintings at the nearby Doge's Palace. There, he stood in front of Manet's L'Evasion de Rochefort, which depicts the flight of the man who challenged Napoleon III. He saw the little boat packed with indistinguishable figures and the mighty sea churning all around. It struck him that the painting summed up what he thinks of the world: that we're stuck on a boat, at the mercy of nature. Possibly it has something to say about his own career too.
Friedkin is »
- Xan Brooks
While the Chinese film industry is booming at home, with production volume, cinema numbers and theatrical box office all racing ahead, film exports are going almost nowhere.
Official figures are vague on the value of overseas sales achieved by Chinese rights holders, but data points to overseas box office for Chinese films dropping for the past two years.
In some quarters this is a cause for concern, but for others it is a matter of sublime indifference. That’s because they are too busy figuring out how to profit from this domestic golden era.
“China’s companies have no idea about international sales. That’s because they are so strongly focused on their home market,” says Albert Lee, CEO of Emperor Motion Pictures, another conglomerate that straddles Hong Kong and China.
When local films can gross anywhere between $30 million for “Say Yes” to the $200 million earned by “Journey to the »
- Patrick Frater
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