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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.   

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- 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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Top 6 songs for truck drivers

22 March 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sitting behind the wheel of a truck and driving for miles can be a boring and monotonous task. Looking out at the never ending highway stretching out before you, no interesting landmarks, no change of scenery ahead, it can be a little boring to say the least. But there are a few things you can do to brighten up your working hours, and listening to music is one of them.

They say that music is the food of the soul and when you are working in one of the toughest jobs in the world, you really need to make sure that you feed yours as often and as well as possible. Luckily we are on hand to give you some ideas as we have helpfully compiled a list of the top 6 songs for truck drivers, why we think they are good to truck to, and why you should listen to them when you are trucking. »

- David Agnew

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George Clooney & Rande Gerber's Party with Famous Trans Am and Tequila! (Photos)

10 March 2017 8:41 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

George Clooney and Rande Gerber just raised the bar for office parties by throwing a tequila-soaked bash -- with the most awesome movie car thrown in for good measure. The famous buddies looked like extremely hot moonshiners Thursday in L.A. ... as they loaded up the Trans Am from "Smokey and the Bandit" with 20 cases of their Casamigos tequila. We're told they were wrapping a commercial shoot, and wanted to treat the cast and crew »

- TMZ Staff

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Burt Reynolds To Auction Off Restored ‘Bandit’ Trans-Am

19 January 2017 5:04 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Burt Reynolds plans to auction off his very own Trans-Am modeled after the one driven in Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds Selling Smokey And The Bandit Trans-am The 1978 “Bandit” replica will be auctioned off in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Friday to the highest bidder. This is the not the first, but actually the fourth Trans-Am “Bandit” […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Burt Reynolds To Auction Off Restored ‘Bandit’ Trans-Am appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Burt Reynolds to Auction Off Another Trans-Am

18 January 2017 9:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mustachioed silver screen legend Burt Reynolds keeps unloading his memorabilia. The movie star is auctioning off his very own 1978 Pro-Touring Firebird Trans-Am. It’s the actor’s signature car — just like the one he drove in the late 1970s and early ’80s “Smokey and the Bandit” series. Also Read: Burt Reynolds Lays Down the Law in New 'Pocket Listing' Clip (Exclusive Video) In case you’re getting your “Bandit” Trans-Ams mixed up, this one is different than the 1977 black Pontiac Trans Am Coupe that the actor put up for auction in 2014 — which eventually sold for $500,000. He also auctioned off another Trans-Am last year. »

- Meriah Doty

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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

1 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link »

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