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Close Encounters 40th Anniversary Review: This Means Something

3 September 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Being born in 1971 makes me just old enough to remember the original theatrical release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the tail end of 1977. Like most kids growing up in the late-'70s, my parents took me to see Star Wars when it came out earlier that same year, instantly shifting my attention as a 5-year old from Brady Bunch reruns on our 13" black and white TV set, to science fiction films on the big screen. So, when I came across the movie poster for Close Encounters a few months later, I was transfixed (and admittedly a little bit scared). Where does that road lead? Where's the light behind those mountains coming from? What's lurking amongst those stars? Even though those questions have since been answered with a countless amount of home-viewings over the past 40 years, I wondered if this new 4K remaster of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi »

- MovieWeb

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Relive the Year That Gave Us ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ ‘Eraserhead,’ and More — Watch

31 July 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more seminal year in movie-going history than 1977, which unspooled such game-changers and genre-benders as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Airport ’77,” “Sorcerer,” and many, many more.

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of one of the wildest years in recent cinema history, The Film Society of Lincoln Center has programmed their ambitious ’77, a 33-film series surveying the sweeping cinematic landscape of a prolific year in cinema, in the United States and around the world.

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While the debut of George Lucas’ original “Star Wars” is likely the most notable name in a long list of ’77 titles, the year also played home to “Jubilee,” “Eraserhead,” “Hausu,” “Wizard,” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” That startling breadth of film options speaks to the changing times — both »

- Kate Erbland

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Top Ten Tuesday – Baby Driver Opens This Week, So Here Are the Best Car Chase Movies of the 1970’s

27 June 2017 5:31 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

There’s nothing like a good car chase in a movie. Maybe it’s the daring-do of the stunt drivers that makes you feel you’re in danger even though you’re comfortably in your seat, or the high stakes of the moment in which the characters we’re rooting for will either get out of the situation or have a gruesome finale, but an impressive car-chase scene can make even a mediocre movie a beloved classic.   What makes a car chase legendary, you ask? They’re the ones that keep you at the edge of your seat and actually fit in with the rest of the plot.

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opens Wednesday, June 28th. Baby (Ansel Elgort), is an innocent-looking getaway driver who gets hardened criminals from point A to point B, with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because he »

- Tom Stockman

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Steven Soderbergh Is Back With Logan Lucky Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver And Daniel Craig

29 May 2017 12:06 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Steven Soderbergh and the folks from Magic Mike are back at it with the new comedy Logan Lucky.

Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank and introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang, check out the trailer now.

I love the huge cast, especially the retro poster, and can’t wait to see what Soderbergh does with this modern day version of the 1970’s genre – has the feeling of Smokey And The Bandit for this generation.

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Fingerprint Releasing & Bleecker Street will release Logan Lucky in theaters everywhere August 18, 2017.

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- Melissa Thompson

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Joel David Moore Teams With Cris Rice & Mark Riley On Drug Smuggler TV Series

10 May 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

YouTube stars Cris Rice and Mark Riley (Rally) are teaming with Forever alum Joel David Moore and Imperative Entertainment on Sunburn, an hourlong TV action series project based on a true story about a Florida drug smuggler. Created by Rice and Riley and written by Rice, Riley and Moore, Sunburn is said to be in the same vein as 1970s feature action comedies Smokey and the Bandit and Clint Eastwood starrer Every Which Way But Loose. It’s based on the true story of Florida… »

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Festival Feature: The Films of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

7 May 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

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

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Fathom Events And Turner Classic Movies Bringing Smokey And The Bandit To Theaters On May 21 And 24

3 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Breaker one-nine, breaker one-nine.

The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Jerry Reed) and Frog (Sally Field) are east bound and down, loaded up and truckin’ to theaters across the country Sunday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 24 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the high-speed high jinks in the smash hit Smokey And The Bandit.

Tickets are available now at FathomEvents.com (enter your zip code to search nearest theater locations) or at participating theater box offices.  Screenings are Sunday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time each day.  The special screening is part of Fathom Events yearlong Turner Classic Movies Big Screen Classics series.

Smokey And The Bandit originally opened May 27, 1977 – just two days after the Millennium Falcon blasted off.  All throughout that summer a souped-up black Trans Am sped through theaters, leading Smokey And The Bandit to become the country’s second highest-grossing film of that milestone year. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Kurt Russell Stalks James Corden in Hilarious ‘Late Late Show’ Sketch

28 April 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Cordon can’t escape Kurt Russell. In the hilarious new sketch “Escape from Kurt Russell” that aired Thursday on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Russell and Corden run into each other in an office building, where Russell engages in some friendly sparring and jabbing.

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“Let’s see it!” Russell says, throwing up his hands like a fighter while Cordon awkwardly tries to play along. “Come on baby. Get em up. Let’s see what you got. You still got it?” Russell then lands a thunderbolt of a dead arm on Cordon, before saying a friendly goodbye. “Ow!” Cordon says, writhing in pain and clutching his arm.

The pair run into each other twice more, with each encounter more violent than the last. We won’t spoil it, but Russell makes a references to both “Enter the Dragon »

- Graham Winfrey

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Kurt Russell Stalks James Corden in Hilarious ‘Late Late Show’ Sketch

28 April 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Cordon can’t escape Kurt Russell. In the hilarious new sketch “Escape from Kurt Russell” that aired Thursday on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Russell and Corden run into each other in an office building, where Russell engages in some friendly sparring and jabbing.

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“Let’s see it!” Russell says, throwing up his hands like a fighter while Cordon awkwardly tries to play along. “Come on baby. Get em up. Let’s see what you got. You still got it?” Russell then lands a thunderbolt of a dead arm on Cordon, before saying a friendly goodbye. “Ow!” Cordon says, writhing in pain and clutching his arm.

The pair run into each other twice more, with each encounter more violent than the last. We won’t spoil it, but Russell makes a references to both “Enter the Dragon »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Dog Years’ Review: 81-Year-Old Burt Reynolds Stars In a Strange and Sentimental Tribute to Himself

26 April 2017 11:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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 »

- David Ehrlich

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Watch George Clooney Time-Travel Through the Most Iconic Movie Scenes in New Nespresso Ad

26 April 2017 6:02 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

George Clooney is taking a trip down iconic movie lane for his new Nespresso commercial.

In an exclusive look at the campaign titled “Comin’ Home”, the U.S. Brand Ambassador for the coffee company proves just how far he’ll go for a good cup of joe by making his way through some of the best travel scenes in Hollywood history.

While stuck on a rainy movie set with dreaded drip coffee, Clooney takes a call from pal Andy Garcia who’s enjoying a “perfect Nespresso morning” in paradise. The sound of Garcia’s first satisfying sip is enough to »

- Ana Calderone

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George Clooney Rides Shotgun Through Some of Hollywood's Greatest Hits in New Commercial -- Watch!

26 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

George Clooney really loves his coffee.

The A-list actor travels Forrest Gump-style through a bevy of classic Hollywood cinema scenes (including one close encounter with the infamous Bates Motel) in a new ad for Nespresso out today.

Clooney rides shotgun with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit, dances along with John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and even sings along with the Muppets in the fun clip.

Exclusive: George Clooney Reveals Which Baby Names Amal Has Already Shot Down

Watch the video above, glad you got that coffee, George!

Meanwhile, this year Clooney is charting some new unfamiliar territory, as he gets ready to be a father for the first time!

Watch: George Clooney Opens Up About Becoming a Father in His 50s: 'We Are Really Happy and Really Excited'

The 55-year-old actor and wife Amal Clooney, 39 -- who are expecting twins together -- were recently spotted out for a stroll, holding hands in »

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Clifton James, Famed Character Actor And James Bond Veteran, Dead At 96

16 April 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Clifton James, the respected character actor who rose to fame as the bumbling southern Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, has passed away at age 96. James, a decorated veteran of WWII, appeared in many prominent films and TV series. Among his feature films: "Cool Hand Luke", "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "The Untouchables", "Juggernaut", "The Last Detail", "Will Penny" and "Something Wild". The portly James often portrayed lawmen and judges. His most prominent role came in Roger Moore's 1973 debut film as James Bond, "Live and Let Die".  The character of Pepper as a comical racist lawman named Sheriff J.W. Pepper undoubtedly made audiences laugh. But to die-hard Bond fans his presence represented the increasing amount of slapstick that characterized some of Moore's Bond films. The producers brought the character back in the 1974 007 film "The Man with the Golden Gun" in which he coincidentally »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Road Hauks: The Copper Camaro SS Moonshiner’s edition

15 April 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

History’s Road Hauks are tearing it up tonight. To satisfy a distillery’s need for some flash, they are building a moonshine monster that can outrun the law. Warning: Fire will be in the hole on Road Hauks this evening! Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is ground zero for all this car-moonshine alchemy as the client, Tall Pines Distillery, has rung up Mr. Hauk with a Smokey and the Bandit-inspired idea. Describing his latest client’s vision for an attention-grabbing vehicle to promote their distillery, Kenny Hauk says: “They gave us a copper moonshine still and a 2010 Camaro SS for a moonshine-infused off-roader.” That just...read more »

- April Neale

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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 1

12 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we’re looking at #50 through 26.

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.   

 

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Fifth Element Heads Back To Theaters With Valerian Preview

8 April 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

My how time flies. Twenty years ago, it was about a year since I had moved out on my own for the first time. There was a great movie theater in Grand Rapids, Studio 28, that showed all kinds of movies, from the blockbusters to quirky little independent pieces. One film I saw was from Luc Besson, a weird little sci-fi movie called The Fifth Element. Visually, the film was unlike anything I had seen. It was almost as if space aliens went to Hollywood and gave them a film for us humans to enjoy. Plus, it introduced the world to Milla Jovovich.

And is that really a bad thing?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that folks are going to get a chance to see The Fifth Element in theaters again this summer thanks to Fathom Events and Sony Pictures. It will have a 4K restoration which will liven up an already beautiful film. »

- Tim Jousma

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Vehicle Models That Made the Most Film and TV Appearances in History

31 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There are times when a car is just a car in a movie or TV show.  It’s simply s prop that makes a scene more real.  A couple people might cross the street and then a car passes by, simple.  But there are other times in a TV show or a movie when a car itself is a central part of the show.  Shows like Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Starsky and Hutch and plenty of other shows made these cars “part” of the show and we as audiences loved it.  Smokey and the Bandit was known for its car.   

Vehicle Models That Made the Most Film and TV Appearances in History »

- Nat Berman

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‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Season 8 Goes Full Film Noir in Big Gamble That’s Already Paying Off

30 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: “Archer” Season 7 ended with a cliffhanger: Is Archer alive or dead? If you don’t know the answer (despite it being revealed at Comic-Con in July 2016), the following review contains spoilers relating to his physical state in Season 8.]

Dreams are a tricky storytelling device for any show, but for “Archer,” Adam Reed’s sneakily ambitious spy movie spoof, setting an entire season within his lead character’s dream is the creator’s riskiest gamble yet. Sure, he’s trafficked in “Vice” and gone Hollywood, but dreams are a different story. If the episodes lack suspense because the dream has no real-world consequences — or they simply don’t live up to past episodes — it would be seen as stalling, or worse yet, a waste of time.

But “Archer Dreamland” tells an engaging, exciting story with a similar style to past seasons and freshly invigorates its familiar cast of characters by repurposing each modern spy archetype to the film noir era. Without spoiling too much of the set-up, I’ll just say what was formally announced last July: Archer is still alive, but in a coma. The season takes place in his dream, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Season 8 Goes Full Film Noir in Big Gamble That’s Already Paying Off

30 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: “Archer” Season 7 ended with a cliffhanger: Is Archer alive or dead? If you don’t know the answer (despite it being revealed at Comic-Con in July 2016), the following review contains spoilers relating to his physical state in Season 8.]

Dreams are a tricky storytelling device for any show, but for “Archer,” Adam Reed’s sneakily ambitious spy movie spoof, setting an entire season within his lead character’s dream is the creator’s riskiest gamble yet. Sure, he’s trafficked in “Vice” and gone Hollywood, but dreams are a different story. If the episodes lack suspense because the dream has no real-world consequences — or they simply don’t live up to past episodes — it would be seen as stalling, or worse yet, a waste of time.

But “Archer Dreamland” tells an engaging, exciting story with a similar style to past seasons and freshly invigorates its familiar cast of characters by repurposing each modern spy archetype to the film noir era. Without spoiling too much of the set-up, I’ll just say what was formally announced last July: Archer is still alive, but in a coma. The season takes place in his dream, »

- Ben Travers

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16mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club April 4th – First Blood and Smokey And The Bandit

28 March 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday April 4th and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up Is First Blood (1982)

First Blood was the original Rambo film before he became known as a one-man army as shown in the sequels, Sylvester Stallone plays Ex-Green Beret and Vietnam War veteran John Rambo who’s passing through a small town after learning of the death of a member of his unit, and all he wants is something to eat. The local sheriff (Brian Dennehy) doesn’t take too kindly to him, however, and after he breaks out of jail, »

- Tom Stockman

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