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Bronson plays a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how – with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed (James Coburn) and convinces him that he can win big money for them both.
Gritty, vivid and engrossing, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this 1970s gem, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and presented from a new 4K restoration, »
- Gary Collinson
Paramore is currently promoting their upcoming album, “After Laughter”, and the band is opening up about how close they once came to calling it quits. The band have returned to the spotlight for the first time in four years with their brand new single, “Hard Times”. In a new interview with Beats 1 Radio, the […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Paramore's next album, After Laughter, is due out May 12, but you don't have to wait until then for a taste of their new music! The band released a video for the first single, "Hard Times," on Wednesday. If you think of Paramore and your mind immediately jumps to the punk rocks vibes of hits like "Misery Business," you may be surprised to learn that the new track sounds more like an '80s pop song than anything they've done before . . . and we kind of love it. Check it out! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Paramore’s newest song is called “Hard Times,” but their music video for the ’80s-inspired track is all fun: Frontwoman Hayley Williams performs in a candy-colored set that’s equal parts Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Michel Gondry between shots of her and her bandmates against playful, animated backdrops.
“Hard Times” is the first single off After Laughter, Paramore’s first album since their 2013 self-titled entry. That record featured “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun,” the band’s most commercially successful single to date.
After debuting with All We Know Is Falling in 2005, Paramore’s gone through a number »
- Ariana Bacle
With a career that started early as Steve McQueen’s screenwriter, Walter Hill has more than made his mark on American cinema. The writer of The Getaway and Alien, and director of Hard Times, The Warriors, 48 Hours, Streets of Fire, Wild Bill, and so many iconic films spoke with me about his latest, the neo-noir crime thriller, The Assignment. The Lady Miz Diva: The Assignment came under controversy practically from the moment it was announced. Do you think there were misconceived notions about the film? What was your take on the controversy? Walter Hill: Well, I certainly think that there are some misconceptions. Where to begin? The movie was attacked because the premise was felt to be in some ways disrespectful to the transgender...
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Director Walter Hill is being honored with a multi-day film festival at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica April 6-10. Hill will be discussing his new thriller "The Assignment" as well as appearing at screenings of "The Driver" and "The Warriors". (The listing for "Hard Times" indicates that Hill will be interviewed on stage by Josh Olson). For more, click here. »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Over the last decade or so, non-fiction and documentary cinema has been the breeding ground for some of cinema’s most interesting films and film-makers. However, for many cinephiles the history of this world of cinema has been vastly undervalued and works vastly underseen. Be it the earliest days of silent cinema to the importance of documentary films in global conflicts, non-fiction directors have crafted some of the greatest and most influential works in all of the art form.
And thankfully two great, if light, histories of some of the great films are finally available on DVD.
From Icarus Films comes the release of three films, across two DVDs, that take a direct look at the early days of documentary cinema, ostensibly from the beginning with films like Nanook Of The North to the work of German propagandists like Leni Riefenstahl and Us news reels which would see names like »
- Joshua Brunsting
Legendary musician Chuck Berry has died, police confirm. He was 90.
The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed on Facebook that they responded to a medical emergency on Saturday afternoon where they found an unresponsive man.
“St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18),” the police department said in a statement. “Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.
“The St. Charles County Police Department »
- Michael Miller
Charlie Bronson cashed in big with this lightweight action thriller co-starring Jill Ireland and Robert Duvall. Did Duvall get involved because the original concept was a serious look at political scandals between big business, the CIA and Chile? The clues from the real source story are still there.
Region B + A Blu-ray
Koch Media / Explosive Media (De)
1975 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date January 17, 2017 / Der Mann ohne Nerven / Available from Amazon.de Eur 15,99
Cinematography: Lucien Ballard
Editor: Bud Isaacs
Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Directed by: Tom Gries
Charles Bronson seems to have been an unhappy »
- Glenn Erickson
Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will also be getting a Blu-ray release. Jackie Chan exploded onto the martial arts scene in the 1978 action flick Drunken Master, directed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping, which joins the Masters of Cinema series in a dual-format Blu-ray/DVD release on 24 April. Featuring a 4K restoration of the film together with the original Cantonese language audio, Eureka promises a definitive release packed with supplements (see below). Charles Bronson and James Coburn star in the Depression-era boxing drama Hard Times, the debut film from action...
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As the ‘60s gave way to the ‘70s, vampires on film were stuck in a rut of crumbling castles and cotton candy cobwebs. It was time for an update; to rid the screen of the stagecoaches and street lamps. It was time for Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), a fun little romp brought into the modern age by a world class turn from Robert Quarry as the titular bloodsucker.
Yorga was released by American International Pictures (we’re back in Aip territory – and it’s a glorious place to be) in June stateside, with a rollout around the world shortly thereafter. But that wasn’t the easiest thing to do; the filmmakers had to submit Yorga a few times to the MPAA to achieve their desired rating – a Gp (equivalent to a PG at the time), which they eventually received. And wouldn’t you know it? The film was very successful, especially on the drive-in circuit. »
- Scott Drebit
Fans of The Exorcist TV series have rallied together to get the attention of Fox and hopefully get a second season of the show. Their latest campaign, as well as a video featuring fans from all over the world, is included in today's Horror Highlights, which also features a Q&A with the director of Parasites and Hunting Grounds VOD release details.
Details on The Exorcist TV Series's 'Fear the Feathers' Campaign: Press Release: "The Global Fandom for the Fox Television show "The Exorcist" launch[ed] their latest campaign "Fear The Feathers" on Friday, December 30, 2016, in an effort to plead with the network to renew the show for a second season.
The 10 episode series has recently ended its season one run with no news of a renewal from the Fox network. Passionate fans of the show, who have named their cohesive group the "Exorcist Congregation,” have been very vocal on social »
- Tamika Jones
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