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Movie Review – Killing Ground (2017)

Killing Ground, 2017.

Directed by Damien Power.

Starring Aaron Pederson, Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenane, and Tiarnie Coupland.

Synopsis:

Arriving at a secluded beach in the Outback for a New Year’s camping holiday, a young couple discover another tent, but no sign of the occupants. When nobody shows up, the couple start to become apprehensive. Until they discover somebody wandering in the woods.

Ever since John Boorman’s Deliverance (1972), it’s been a cinematic tradition that city dwellers venturing into the wilds rarely come to any good. That, coupled with a real spoiler-fest of a title, means that you more or less know what you’re in for before Damien Power’s Killing Ground gets off the ground.

Not that Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) are there to battle the elements. All they want is a few days’ peaceful camping and that’s pretty much all we know about them,
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Competition: Win Premium Collection release ‘Point Blank’ on Blu-ray

We are giving away a limited edition poster and Blu-ray to celebrate the release of Point Blank – out 18th September 2017.

They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead, but they didn’t finish the job. Big mistake. He – someday, somehow – is going to finish them. Lee Marvin is in full antihero mode as remorseless Walker, talking the talk and walking the walk in John Boorman’s (Deliverance) edgy neo-noir classic filled with imaginative New Wave style, blunt dialogue and Walker’s relentless quest that, one by one, smashes into the corporate pecking order of a crime group called the Organisation. Angie Dickinson plays the accomplice who uses her seductive wiles to ensnare one of Walker’s prey.

Special Features:

Commentary by Director John Boorman and Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Vintage Featurettes The Rock Part 1 and The Rock Part 2 Theatrical Trailer

The Premium Collection, revered
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Nadav Lapid, Said Ben Said gear up for 'Synonyms' shoot in Paris

Exclusive: Producer talks Lapid’s latest; further projects with Mendonça Filho, Verhoeven, Jaoui and Sachs.

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid [pictured] is gearing up for the shoot of his long-gestating Paris-set feature Synonyms in Paris this autumn with emerging compatriot actor Tom Mercier in the lead role.

“It will film this November and December,” said lead producer Saïd Ben Saïd of Paris-based Sbs Productions.

Ben Saïd is at Jerusalem Film Festival as a member of the Israeli Feature Competition jury and with Philippe Garrel’s Lover For A Day, which is playing in the International Competition.

He took over as lead producer of the project from Anne-Dominique Toussaint of Les Films des Tournelles in late 2016.

“We’re friends, it was an amicable deal. Anne-Dominique was tied up in other projects so I took over the production,” explained Ben Saïd, who will also handle international sales and French distribution.

The project, which originally had the working title Micro Robert after the
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Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris, Patrick Stewart's Crazy Early Role, Thor Motion Comic, and More -- The Lrm Weekend

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By David Kozlowski | 30 June 2017

Welcome to Issue #2 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 6.23.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon (1972) Bonus: Chuck Norris Talks About Bruce Lee

The original movie poster from 1972!

What Is It?

If we're going to have a serious, weekly conversation about proper fight scenes, we have to go back to the source...The martial arts fight that

Say Your Prayers! The Unholy (1988) Available on Blu-ray June 27th – Vestron Horror Classics

Say your prayers before the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the demonic horror classic The Unholy, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray on June 27 from Lionsgate. Following the mysterious murders of his predecessors, a newly appointed pastor must battle a powerful demon to save his parish and the world. The Unholy is packed with all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Camilo Vila, isolated score selections, interviews with the cast and crew, the original storyboard gallery and more! Plus, this special edition includes the film’s original ending with optional audio commentary from producer Mathew Hayden. Restored and remastered, The Unholy Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Official Synopsis

In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, 2 priests have been brutally murdered at St Agnes Church. Now The Unholy
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Festival Feature: The Films of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Chicago – The 16th Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last Sunday (April 30, 2017) and the award-winning films of the festival have been named. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was there for the first week of Tribeca and files his personal best of the films he experienced.

This is Patrick switching to first person, and I was able to see 13 media and film works, and took a turn in the “Immersive” or Virtual Reality arcade (there will a separate article on that experience). I sampled TV, short films, documentaries and narrative films, and rank them from first preferred on down, but honestly I didn’t see anything that I didn’t like, which is a testament to the programmers of this iconic film festival.

The following are the prime 13, and an indication of when they are scheduled to release…

Flower

Flower,’ Directed by Max Winkler

Photo credit: Tribeca Film Festival

What seems like a “Juno” rip-off,
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‘Dog Years’ Review: 81-Year-Old Burt Reynolds Stars In a Strange and Sentimental Tribute to Himself

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‘Dog Years’ Review: 81-Year-Old Burt Reynolds Stars In a Strange and Sentimental Tribute to Himself
From the moment that “Dog Years” begins, the question isn’t if Burt Reynolds is playing a thinly veiled version of himself, but rather why? The aging, hobbled, and financially insecure Hollywood icon stars as Vic Edwards, an aging, hobbled, and financially insecure Hollywood icon.

And lest there be any confusion about the central conceit of this sweet-natured but fatally half-realized meta-drama about growing old and giving up, writer-director Adam Rifkin (“Detroit Rock City”) introduces his fictional hero with footage from one of Reynolds’ vintage talk show appearances, dubbing over the real actor’s name with that of his latest character.

The message comes through loud and clear: Burt Reynolds is communing with his past and coming to grips with the images that continue to haunt him, but he’s also adding one more (or one last) character to his wrinkled body of work. Unfortunately, while either one of those
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Say Your Prayers! The Unholy (1988) Available on Blu-ray March 28th – Vestron Horror Classics

Say your prayers before the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the demonic horror classic The Unholy, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray on June 27 from Lionsgate. Following the mysterious murders of his predecessors, a newly appointed pastor must battle a powerful demon to save his parish and the world. The Unholy is packed with all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Camilo Vila, isolated score selections, interviews with the cast and crew, the original storyboard gallery and more! Plus, this special edition includes the film’s original ending with optional audio commentary from producer Mathew Hayden. Restored and remastered, The Unholy Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Official Synopsis

In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, 2 priests have been brutally murdered at St Agnes Church. Now The Unholy
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

The Unholy Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Coming This June

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Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series is looking to raise a little hell this summer, as The Unholy (1988) is coming to Blu-ray on June 27th with new bonus features.

Press Release: The Vestron cult classic horror title releases continue with The Unholy, coming to Blu-ray on June 27 with all new special features!

Street Date: 6/27/17

Blu-ray™ Srp: $39.97

Program Description

Say your prayers before the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the demonic horror classic The Unholy, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray on June 27 from Lionsgate. Following the mysterious murders of his predecessors, a newly appointed pastor must battle a powerful demon to save his parish and the world. The Unholy is packed with all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Camilo Vila, isolated score selections, interviews with the cast and crew, the original storyboard gallery and more! Plus, this special edition includes the film’s original ending
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Giveaway – Win Excalibur on Blu-ray

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary director John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory).

All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte Darthur are here: Arthur (Nigel Terry) removing the sword Excalibur from the stone; the Round Table’s noble birth and tragic decline; the heroic attempts to recover the Holy Grail; and the shifting balance of power between wily wizard Merlin (Nicol Williamson) and evil sorceress Morgana (Helen Mirren).

With Patrick Stewart, Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson in notable early screen roles, Excalibur serves up “one lush, enraptured scene after another.” (The New Yorker)

Order here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, March 26th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions,
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Competition: Win the new Blu-ray of 80s classic ‘Excalibur’

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary director John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory).

All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte Darthur are here: Arthur (Nigel Terry) removing the sword Excalibur from the stone; the Round Table’s noble birth and tragic decline; the heroic attempts to recover the Holy Grail; and the shifting balance of power between wily wizard Merlin (Nicol Williamson) and evil sorceress Morgana (Helen Mirren).

With Patrick Stewart, Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson in notable early screen roles, Excalibur serves up “one lush, enraptured scene after another.” (The New Yorker)

Order today: po.st/ExcaliburHMV

To win Excalibur on Blu-ray, just answer the following question:

Which of the following 80s films also tells the story of King Arthur? Is it:

a) Sword of the Valiant

b) The
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‘Collide’ Review: Despite Ben Kingsley At His Craziest, This Cut-Rate Car Chase Movie Crashes And Burns

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‘Collide’ Review: Despite Ben Kingsley At His Craziest, This Cut-Rate Car Chase Movie Crashes And Burns
Sir Ben Kingsley has never been shy about hamming it up in low-rent garbage (check out 2015’s “Self / Less” to watch him dye his skin orange and play a bald-headed version of Trump), but his latest performance takes things to another level entirely. The kind of low-rent action movie that only exists because everybody involved knew that nobody in the Western world would ever see it, Eran Creevy’s “Collide” stars Nicholas Hoult as a reformed car thief and Felicity Jones as the dying girlfriend whose kidney failure inspires him to do one last job.

But they’re both really boring. You know who’s not boring? Geran, the Turkish drug kingpin who lives in a gold-plated trailer with four prostitutes, suffers from short-term memory loss, and likes to spend his free time watching the 1985 John Travolta classic, “Perfect” (that’s the one where Travolta goes undercover in a Los Angeles fitness club). Kingsley,
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Based on Erskine Caldwell’s steamy Southern yarn and starring Robert Ryan, God’s Little Acre features
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Miley Cyrus and Shia Labeouf Are ‘Teaching Treason,’ Jon Voight Says (Video)

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Miley Cyrus and Shia Labeouf Are ‘Teaching Treason,’ Jon Voight Says (Video)
Watch out, Miley Cyrus and Shia LeBeouf; if Jon Voight has his way, you might find yourselves facing treason charges. “Deliverance” actor and conservative cheerleader Voight took the “Eagle Eye” actor and “Can’t Be Tamed” singer to task on Tuesday, accusing them of spreading treasonous sentiment among their fans. “When you see the young people, like Shia Labeouf and Miley Cyrus, and they have a lot of followers, young people are looking at them, what are they teaching? They’re teaching treason,” Voight, who spoke at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, said. Also Read: Shia Labeouf Launches Four-Year
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In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of

We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.

Hector Babenco

Argentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.

He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1985), for which he earned a best director Oscar nominee and William Hurt earned an Oscar win for best actor.

Babenco went on to direct Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed (1987) and Tom Berenger and John Lithgow in At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991).

After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison
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Burt Reynolds Knows America: On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Our Divided Times

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Burt Reynolds Knows America: On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Our Divided Times
Burt Reynolds has seen both sides of America, and he stands at the center of a great divide. Shortly before Hillary Clinton announced her second presidential campaign, Reynolds joined her and Bill for a high school football game in Arkansas. The actor has deep roots in the state, where he’d shot the early ’90s show “Evening Shade” and the 1973 rural action drama “White Lightning.” In the audience with the Clintons, Reynolds found himself witnessing a very different country from the fast-paced world of entertainment figures and political pundits.

“Nobody paid much attention to us,” said Reynolds, 80, during a recent conversation in Key West, Florida. “It was a hell of a lot of fun. I love Bill. Mrs. Clinton and I had a lot of laughs. I had never that experience any place, before or since.” The crowd was respectful but ambivalent about the famous faces in the room. “It was important to them,
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Blu-ray Review – Smokey & The Bandit: The Complete Collection

Smokey & The Bandit: The Complete Collection.

Directed by Hal Needham/Dick Lowry.

Starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Mike Henry, Colleen Camp, Dom DeLuise, Macon McCalman, Michael Mann, George Reynolds.

Synopsis:

Box set featuring all three car chase movies remastered on Blu-ray, courtesy of Fabulous Films.

Thanks to Fabulous Films you can now relive those rainy bank holidays of the 1980s with this box set of good ol’ boy charm and crazy car stunts that is the Smokey & The Bandit trilogy, fully restored and available as a box set or individually.

In the first movie, legendary driver The Bandit (Burt ReynoldsDeliverance/Boogie Nights) accepts a challenge from shady businessmen Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormickScrooged) and his son Little Enos (Paul Williams – The Muppet Movie) that he cannot illegally transport a truckload of beer from Texas to Atlanta within 28 hours. Recruiting
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Watch Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman, Anne V. Coates, and More Accept Honorary Oscars

Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects a small group of talented artists in the field of filmmaking to award Honorary Oscars. Considering the length of the standard Oscars broadcast, they thankfully dedicate a separate night to the ceremony with the Governors Awards. Held this past weekend, action icon Jackie Chan, legendary documentary director Frederick Wiseman, editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster all accepted their awards and we have the videos to prove it.

Each immensely deserving of their award, Chan’s contributions to cinema are ubiquitous across the world and one can’t imagine the documentary form would be the same without Wiseman’s work. From Lawrence of Arabia all the way up to last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey, Coates has an incredibly varied resume of editing work as on the greatest in her field. One can also thank Stalmaster
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The Hills Have Eyes

Arrow Video digs its sharp talons into Wes Craven's dirt 'n' Bowie Knife slaughter-fest horror picture, yet another strange travel advisory not to go anywhere, 'cause strangers might be cannibals. But hey, the movie works, and like much of Craven's filmography, it sticks its neck way out into dangerous territory. The Hills Have Eyes Blu-ray Arrow Video (Us) 1977 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date October 11, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, Michael Berryman, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth Cinematography Eric Saarinen Art Direction Robert Burns Film Editor Wes Craven Original Music Don Peake Special Effects Greg Auer, John Frazier Produced by Peter Locke Written and Directed by Wes Craven

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

With Wes Craven now passed on, we're left with the situation of a modern American horror director with an extremely successful body of work for analysis. Both an educator and a sometime adult filmmaker,
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Horror Highlights: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Drawing, Gehenna: Where Death Lives, Woom Excerpt, Ithaca Fantastik Fest, The Master Cleanse

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"I may be dead, but I'm still pretty." Whether you want to watch Buffy Summers and company battle supernatural beings for the first time or re-live all your favorite moments from the show, reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are playing now on Pop TV. Also: The Drawing short film starring Clarke Wolfe in its entirety, a trailer / acquisition news for Gehenna: Where Death Lives, an excerpt from Duncan Ralston's Woom, the lineup for Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival, and The Master Cleanse at Screamfest.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Pop TV: Reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are now playing on Pop TV.

To learn more, visit:

http://poptv.com/buffy_the_vampire_slayer/

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Watch Short Film The Drawing in its Entirety: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA: The Drawing is coming! The Drawing is here! The Drawing is a modern monster horror short infused with 80s synth overtones.
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