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The Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” what is the best coming-of-age movie ever made?

Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane), Birth.Movies.Death.

While it may not fit the western paradigm of a traditional coming of age film (neither a high school setting nor teenage angst or confusion find themselves the focus), “Lion” holds the distinction of being a rare modern movie that gets to the root of key questions of dual identity, questions that will only become more prominent in the age of globalism. It’s the most extreme version of having your feet in two cultures; Saroo Brierley (Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel) finds himself
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Sen. Orrin Hatch Slips About 420 Pot Jokes Into Statement Backing Medical Marijuana Research

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Sen. Orrin Hatch Slips About 420 Pot Jokes Into Statement Backing Medical Marijuana Research
How many puns can one person fit into a six-line paragraph? Apparently quite a few. Breaking away from the usually stuffy language used by Washington politicos, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch sent out a dope announcement about his new medical marijuana research bill, cramming it with some of the funniest pot puns he could find. “It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana,” Hatch said in a statement Wednesday. “Our country has experimented with a variety of state solutions without properly delving into the weeds on the effectiveness, safety, dosing, administration, and quality of medical marijuana.” See what he did there?
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Venice Review: ‘Foxtrot’ is a Drama of Originality and Sheer Vitality

The discovery of fresh, bold voices in cinema has always been one of the great joys of visiting film festivals. And this year in Venice, probably no film in competition surprised more for its original touch and sheer vitality than Samuel Maoz’s Israel-set drama Foxtrot.

After an unexplained opening shot looking out from inside an anonymous moving vehicle, we soon meet Daphna Feldmann (Sarah Adler), whose son Jonathan (Yonathan Shiray) with husband Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) serves in the military. Meeting might be overstating it in this instance, as Daphna only looks into the camera for a split second and, without even hearing a word from her unseen visitors, faints. Her reaction is one of such utterly debilitating grief, it tells you right away who she finds at her doorstep and what they’re about to say. Indeed, it’s the worst nightmare of any soldier’s mom incarnated: grim-faced
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C.H.U.D. – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Made at the height of the creature feature resurgence popularized by films like The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, Wolfen, Humanoids from the Deep, and The Boogens, C.H.U.D. (1984) was a (very) low budget film that was briefly popular upon its release and became a staple of the mid-80’s video stores that seemed to pop up like weeds around that time. We tend to throw around terms like “cult classic” a little too lightly nowadays. I don’t think C.H.U.D. qualifies as a genuine “cult classic,” but the film certainly has legs over three decades plus since its original release.

Perhaps those “legs” have something to do with the coverage from the popular Fangoria magazine during production of the film. Or maybe it had to do with the schlocky but nonetheless horrific rubber monster suits worn for the CHUDs (actually foam latex) to go along
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Guy I Never Thought Would Make It: Jackie Earle Haley

We all remember when Jackie Earle Haley played Kelly in Bad News Bears. All of us loved Kelly, the rebellious motorcycle driving best player on a team of misfits. He was “cool,” “slick,” and way out of everyone’s league. But then something happened to Kelly as the Bad News Bears evolved: puberty. By the time the third movie came out Jackie Earle Haley was a little gawky looking and by the time he was in the movie Breaking Away you had this feeling that his career might not amount to much. And if you followed his career until 1993 you’d

Guy I Never Thought Would Make It: Jackie Earle Haley
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Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s song ‘Nashe Si’ gets maximum views and this is how they celebrated!

Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s song ‘Nashe Si’ gets maximum views and this is how they celebrated!
Breaking away from the quintessential Aditya Chopra style Bollywood romance, the filmmaker attempted to go bold with Befikre. While the film did not meet expectations considering the director’s previous record, some of the tracks turned out to be top chartbusters. ‘Nashe Si Chad Gayi’ became popular amongst the youth and now it seems that theRead More

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The Accidental Tourist

Is it a modern classic? I think so. Lawrence Kasdan’s best movie embraces characters often lampooned or dismissed, or stereotyped as kooks — introverts, extroverts, people trying to make personal connections and those trying to avoid them. William Hurt finds his best role and Geena Davis won an Oscar for hers; thirty years later the entire cast feel like beloved friends.

The Accidental Tourist

Blu-ray

The Warner Archive Collection

1988 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date May 8, 2017 / Available from the The Warner Archive Collection Movies Store 29.95

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Begley Jr., Bill Pullman.

Cinematography: John Bailey

Production Designer: Bo Welch

Film Editor: Carol Littleton

Original Music: John Williams

Written by Frank Galatiand Lawrence Kasdan

from the book by Anne Tyler

Produced by Phyllis Carlyle, Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan, John Malkovich, Charles Okun

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Some of my favorite movies
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Wamg Giveaway – Win A Dog’S Purpose Blu-ray

“I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.”

A Dog’S Purpose Is Now Available On Digital HD And On Blu-ray & DVD May 2Nd

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’S Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, Kj Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid.

Now you can own A Dog’S Purpose Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has seven copies to give away. All you have to
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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – Eric Binford from Fade To Black (1980)

[Hello, readers! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at Daily Dead thought it would be fun to do things a little different this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema, people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check back here on Daily Dead every day through Valentine's Day for our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

Eric Binford, the protagonist (antagonist?) of Fade to Black (1980), loves movies so much, he is wholly subsumed by them. When not working in a Los Angeles film distribution center delivering prints to various locations, his life revolves around watching films on a projector in his room, or on TV, or reluctantly sharing a film at the theater with a crowd. Eric, played by Breaking Away’s Dennis Christopher, has no need for human interaction—the shadowy figures in the flickering lights are his only allies.

For those unfamiliar with Fade, it tells the simple tale of a lonely young man with an already tenuous grip on reality whose overwhelming passion for film leads him down a vengeful path of retribution against those who’ve wronged him. Dressing up as his favorite characters from filmdom (Dracula, The Mummy, Hopalong Cassidy, Cody Jarrett), Eric lays to waste those who come between him and his celluloid dreams.
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Harley Quinn: where next for her on the big screen?

Rob Leane Jan 11, 2017

Solo adventures? More Squad time? Breaking away from The Joker? Here are some thoughts on Margot Robbie’s future as Harley Quinn...

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn performance in Suicide Squad was one of the few facets of the film that earned praise pretty much across the board. Regardless of the fact that a baseball bat-swinging former psychiatrist seems like an odd pick for an elite taskforce designed for the eventuality that the next Superman figure to come to Earth might be a bad ‘un, something about Harley chimed with audiences and critics.

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Unsurprisingly, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros have big plans for Margot Robbie and Harley Quinn going forward. Here’s what we know, and some speculation, about her big screen future...

Gotham City Sirens

This one’s a
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Ranveer Singh wants to go for a kiss detox desperately. Find out why!

Ranveer Singh wants to go for a kiss detox desperately. Find out why!
Breaking away from Bollywood romance represented in 90s classics like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, director Aditya Chopra decided to go ‘befikar’ (careless) and bold for his next. So have the actors in the film who have shed every inhibition for Befikre. While we have already told you about how Ranveer Singh had no qualms inRead More

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C.H.U.D.

Can an old-fashioned monster movie still work in the 1980s? The dedicated cast for this overachieving chiller takes its story of ‘Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers’ in directions most punk-era horrors do not.

C.H.U.D.

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Arrow Video (U.S.)

1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 + 88 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / Available from Amazon Us 39.99

Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Eddie Jones, Ruth Maleczech, J.C. Quinn, John Ramsey, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Frankie Faison, John Goodman, Hallie Foote, Jon Polito.

Cinematography Peter Stein

Editor Claire Simpson

Makeup Effects John Caglione Jr.

Original Music David A. Hughes

Written by Parnell Hall, Shepard Abbott

Produced by Andrew Bonime

Directed by Douglas Cheek

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

How does the monster show C.H.U.D. rate in the general parade of 1980s horror features? I don’t know — I spent the ’80s avoiding those pictures. A few years earlier at the New Beverly, Sherman Torgan
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Sunny Deol starrer Mohalla Assi may finally release

Sunny Deol starrer Mohalla Assi may finally release
CBFCConsidering the stringent rules by Cbfc and drastic curb of abusive language in Indian cinema, the bold move made by Mohalla Assi came crashing down when the film couldn’t even make it to the theatres. Breaking away from his heroic ‘dhai kilo ka haath’ image was Sunny Deol with this Bollywood film but the filmRead More

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‘The Art of More’ Season 2 Trailer: Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth Return In Crackle’s Auctioneering Drama

‘The Art of More’ Season 2 Trailer: Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth Return In Crackle’s Auctioneering Drama
Crackle has gained a foothold in the streaming service game with shows like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the recent tech thriller “StartUp” and the upcoming series “Snatch” based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film. But next month will see the return of the service’s flagship drama “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth in a series about the greedy, desperate world of the New York auction scene.

Read More: Review: ‘The Art of More’ and Why Crackle Needs a Hit Right Out of the Gate

In the second season, the show’s characters will attempt to achieve greater levels of success while becoming more like the frauds and forgeries they attempt to sell. Graham Connor (Christian Cooke) must re-start his career in the auction business to help the FBI take down a prominent collector; Roxanna Whitman (Kate Bosworth) vies for the top spot
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‘The Art of More’ Season 2 Trailer: Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth Return In Crackle’s Auctioneering Drama

‘The Art of More’ Season 2 Trailer: Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth Return In Crackle’s Auctioneering Drama
Crackle has gained a foothold in the streaming service game with shows like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the recent tech thriller “StartUp” and the upcoming series “Snatch” based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film. But next month will see the return of the service’s flagship drama “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth in a series about the greedy, desperate world of the New York auction scene.

Read More: Review: ‘The Art of More’ and Why Crackle Needs a Hit Right Out of the Gate

In the second season, the show’s characters will attempt to achieve greater levels of success while becoming more like the frauds and forgeries they attempt to sell. Graham Connor (Christian Cooke) must re-start his career in the auction business to help the FBI take down a prominent collector; Roxanna Whitman (Kate Bosworth) vies for the top spot
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Alan Ladd Jr. Documentary Proves There’s Life Beyond the Original ‘Star Wars’

When Alan Ladd Jr. was president of 20th Century Fox Pictures in the 1970s, he greenlit “Star Wars” and “Alien.”

That alone ensures him a place in Hollywood history. But his career also includes a third sci-fi classic — “Blade Runner” — as well as “The Omen,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Braveheart,” “Chariots of Fire,” and other cinema biggies through 2007’s “Gone Baby Gone.”

The executive is now the subject of a documentary, “It’s Always About the Story: Conversations With Alan Ladd Jr.,” which screens Aug. 13 at the Marina del Rey Festival before it continues on the festival circuit. The doc is one of four films (so far) in the Film History Preservation Project. It’s the brainchild of director-producer Stanley Isaacs, who is planning more such docs, to bring wider recognition to Hollywood’s unsung heroes: film producers.

Film buffs know stars and directors, but rarely know producers or executives like Ladd,
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‘The Tick’ First Look: Amazon Releases New Photos For Upcoming Superhero Series

‘The Tick’ First Look: Amazon Releases New Photos For Upcoming Superhero Series
Amazon has already had success in the original programming game with Golden Globe winners “Transparent,” Jill Soloway’s family comedy-drama about a patriarch coming out as transgender, and “Mozart in the Jungle,” about the lives of the players in the New York Philharmonic. Now, the streaming service is prepping its new superhero series “The Tick,” based on Ben Edlund’s absurdist comic book hero of the same name. The series stars Peter Serafinowicz (“Shaun of the Dead”) as The Tick, Griffin Newman (“Vinyl”) as his sidekick Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley (“Breaking Away”) as supervillain The Terror, Valorie Curry (“House of Lies”) as Arthur’s sister Dot, Yara Martinez (“Jane the Virgin”), and Brendan Hines (“Scorpion”). See some brand-new images from the series below.

Read More: Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

Edlund, who created and executive produced the series says, “This has been a labor of love for Amazon,
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‘The Tick’ First Look: Amazon Releases New Photos For Upcoming Superhero Series

‘The Tick’ First Look: Amazon Releases New Photos For Upcoming Superhero Series
Amazon has already had success in the original programming game with Golden Globe winners “Transparent,” Jill Soloway’s family comedy-drama about a patriarch coming out as transgender, and “Mozart in the Jungle,” about the lives of the players in the New York Philharmonic. Now, the streaming service is prepping its new superhero series “The Tick,” based on Ben Edlund’s absurdist comic book hero of the same name. The series stars Peter Serafinowicz (“Shaun of the Dead”) as The Tick, Griffin Newman (“Vinyl”) as his sidekick Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley (“Breaking Away”) as supervillain The Terror, Valorie Curry (“House of Lies”) as Arthur’s sister Dot, Yara Martinez (“Jane the Virgin”), and Brendan Hines (“Scorpion”). See some brand-new images from the series below.

Read More: Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

Edlund, who created and executive produced the series says, “This has been a labor of love for Amazon,
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Great Job, Internet!: Decades after Home Alone, tarantulas still freak Daniel Stern out

Maryland-born character actor and voice-over legend Daniel Stern can look back on a career filled with accomplishments. In a very competitive industry, he has worked steadily in TV and film since 1979, not to mention countless radio commercials. His credits include such well-regarded films as City Slickers, Diner, and Breaking Away. The man narrated six seasons of The Wonder Years, for crying out loud. But, to much of the movie-watching world, Stern will always be Marv, the lanky, dimwitted burglar who lets out a scream for the ages when Macaulay Culkin places a tarantula on his face in 1990’s John Hughes-scripted Home Alone. If a video posted to Stern’s official (if underutilized) YouTube channel is any indication, the actor has come to peace with this legacy, if “come to peace” means that he still lets out a blood-curdling shriek at the very sight of a tarantula.

A minute-long ...
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Interview: Actor Paul Dooley on Getting to Portray Dad

Chicago – After he reigned as the father in the classic 1979 film “Breaking Away,” actor Paul Dooley suddenly became everyone’s Dad – and by everyone that meant Molly Ringwald (“Sixteen Candles”), Julia Roberts (“Runaway Bride”) and Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”). He tells all in Part Two of a comprehensive interview.

The former “Paul Brown’ was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City. He got his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”

Paul Dooley (right) Being Dad with Justin Henry and Carlin Glynn in
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