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‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

19 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix’s new sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” premiered last Friday to positive critical reception, with many critics noting the series’ debts to the work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. There are many who have already binged the whole series already and there are plenty who still haven’t started, but Netflix has provided some great trivia about the series that will be fun for new or experience viewers.

Read More: Meet ‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Millie Bobby Brown, aka Lucky Number Eleven

For those who are intrigued by the series’ synth score, the composers of the soundtrack are Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, two members of an Austin synth band called Survive. They have written over 13 hours of music for “Stranger Things.” Meanwhile, the title sequence was inspired by the work of Richard Greenberg, who designed a number of classic 80s title sequences, such as “Alien,” “Altered States, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

19 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s new sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” premiered last Friday to positive critical reception, with many critics noting the series’ debts to the work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. There are many who have already binged the whole series already and there are plenty who still haven’t started, but Netflix has provided some great trivia about the series that will be fun for new or experience viewers.

Read More: Meet ‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Millie Bobby Brown, aka Lucky Number Eleven

For those who are intrigued by the series’ synth score, the composers of the soundtrack are Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, two members of an Austin synth band called Survive. They have written over 13 hours of music for “Stranger Things.” Meanwhile, the title sequence was inspired by the work of Richard Greenberg, who designed a number of classic 80s title sequences, such as “Alien,” “Altered States, »

- Vikram Murthi

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“Altered States of the Union” anthology shows what America could be

21 June 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Have you ever wondered what could have been? What if Key West seceded from the mainland? If the state of Wyoming ended up in the middle of Pennsylvania? If freed slaves were given the state of Mississippi after the Civil War? Perhaps you would like a Brief Explanation as to how Budapest became the Taco Capital of the World? Or, if you prefer, there is one story that is a fight to the death between the governor of North Alaska, Sarah Palin, and the billionaire orange haired governor of South Alaska…

You can wonder all of these no longer with ‘Altered States of the Union: What America Could Be’; An American alternate history anthology (say that five times fast) that features a varied and fantastic line up of first time authors, New York Times best selling authors, and Hugo and Nebula award winning authors, coming all together with their own »

- Nikki Lyka

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"Captain America: Civil War" - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

27 May 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From the movie review site, TheGoodTheBadandtheUgly.Ca, take a look @ "...the good, the bad and the ugly..." in Marvel Studios "Captain America: Civil War":

Michael Stevens, Sneakpeek.CA

For The Good

"Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and 'mayhem',  Marvel Studios' 'Captain America: Civil War' finds 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans)  leading a new team of 'Avengers' in a 'Bourne'-looking, globe-hopping, bone-crunching follow-up to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (2014)...

"...integrating more Marvel superheroes into the cinematic universe including noble savage 'Black Panther' (Chadwick Boseman)...

"...and teenage, geeky 'Spider-Man' (Tom Holland).

"With frantic fighting sequences inspired by Jack Kirby, 'Cap' (Evans) engages like there's no tomorrow...

"...crashing through windows while bouncing his bullet-ricocheting shield off floors and walls...

"...skull-fracturing hordes of baddies, effortlessly somersaulting, breakfalling, kicking and punching his way through the throng. 

"'Steve Rogers', that skinny scrappy kid, »

- Michael Stevens

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Horror Highlights: Independence Day: Resurgence, Ghoster, New Arrow Video Us Releases, Beacon Point

20 May 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Can’t get enough looks at Independence Day: Resurgence before its release on June 24th? Four new behind-the-scenes videos have dropped, giving us a look at some pivotal scenes in the film as well as a profile of director Roland Emmerich. Also: a Ghoster concept trailer, details on three new Arrow Video Us releases, and info on the Dances with Films screening of Beacon Point.

Watch Four New Independence Day: Resurgence Videos: “We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, »

- Tamika Jones

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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 14

13 May 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: 1929 Swedish poster for The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Richard Oswald, Germany, 1929). Designer uncredited.It’s time once again for my countdown of the most popular (the most “liked” and “reblogged”) posters on my Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr over the past three months. The most popular by far, and deservedly so, was this extraordinary 1920s Swedish poster for an adaptation of Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, which looks like some modern Mondo marvel. I had never seen it before it showed up on Heritage Auctions in March, where it sold for over $5000 (a steal). I’m not sure how Heritage dated the poster or divined which version of Hound of the Baskervilles this was for, since there are no acting or directing credits on the poster. They claim it for Richard Oswald’s 1929 German version though IMDb has a variant of the poster attached to a 1914 German adaptation. »

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'The Fits', 'Salero' win at RiverRun

17 April 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”

Best documentary feature went to Mike Plunkett’s Salero, about one of the last salt gatherers in Bolivia. The jury praised that film “for its astonishing visuals, narrative acuity and ability to showcase characters that go against the grain.”

The Fits, a Venice Biennale College project that also played at Sundance, also won best actress for its impressive young newcomer Royalty Hightower.

Interestingly, there is a link between the two top winners — debutant director Holmer from The Fits also served as a producer on Salero.

The jury’s best ensemble performance went to Jackson Martin, Nick Serino and Reece Moffett in Sleeping Giant, with best director honours for Romania’s Radu Muntean for One »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Tony Dyson, 'Star Wars' R2-D2 Creator, Passes Away at Age 68

4 March 2016 9:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Star Wars universe has lost an important figure today, one who helped bring the franchise's most beloved droid to life. BBC is reporting that Tony Dyson, who built the original R2-D2 robots for the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, has passed away at the age of 68. He passed away from natural causes, but an autopsy is being performed to determine the official cause of death.

Tony Dyson owned the The White Horse Toy Company, and in the late 1970s, he was commissioned to build R2-D2 robots for the 1977 classic Star Wars: A New Hope. He ended up building two robots equipped with a seat for actor Kenny Baker to sit in, along with two more "throw away" units that were used in a bog scene in the 1980 sequel Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. He ended up creating eight R2-D2 robots in total, »

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Tony Dyson, Creator of 'Star Wars'' R2-D2, Dead at 68

4 March 2016 9:09 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tony Dyson, a special effects supervisor and robotics expert who built the iconic R2-D2 droid for the Star Wars franchise, was found dead on the Maltese island of Gozo where he lived. He was 68. An autopsy is being carried out to determine exact cause of death, but investigators said foul play isn't suspected and Dyson likely died of natural causes, the BBC reports.

At the time of Star Wars, Dyson was the owner of the White Horse Toy Company, which was commissioned to create the eight R2-D2 models, including four with remote control capabilities. »

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Movie Poster of the Week: “The American Dreamer” and Jay Shaw’s Top Ten American Posters

19 February 2016 5:27 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

All this month, Mubi is presenting the exclusive worldwide online debut of L.M. Kit Carson and Lawrence Schiller’s 1971 documentary The American Dreamer, a fascinating and revelatory portrait of Dennis Hopper during the making of his legendary folly The Last Movie.For the film’s theatrical screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco and Austin, Mondo creative director Jay Shaw designed a new poster for the film:When we were asked to create a poster for The American Dreamer I was instantly overwhelmed. I’ve seen the film several times and absolutely love it. It’s a candid and endearing portrait of Dennis Hopper’s maniacal creative process. Lawrence Schiller, the film’s [co-] director and acclaimed photojournalist, sent a collection of photographs he’d taken during production back in 1971. When I saw these wonderful photos I realized there was nothing we’d be able to illustrate that would capture the »

- Adrian Curry

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George Gaynes, Star of 'Police Academy' and 'Punky Brewster,' Dies at 98

16 February 2016 7:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

George Gaynes died on Monday at his daughter’s home in North Bend, Wash, his daughter Iya Gaynes Falcone Brown confirmed to The New York Times. He was 98. The character actor is best known for playing Commandant Eric Lassard in all seven Police Academy films, as well as the grouchy foster parent Henry Warnimont on the 1980s sitcom Punky Brewster. Gaynes also starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in the 1982 film Tootsie, which received 10 Academy Award nominations, although only Jessica Lange won for best supporting actress. Gaynes' other film credits include The Way We Were, Altered States and Wag the

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George Gaynes, ‘Punky Brewster’ and ‘Police Academy’ Star, Dies at 98

16 February 2016 6:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Gaynes, who portrayed an irritable foster parent on the ’80s sitcom “Punky Brewster,” the bewildered commandant in seven “Police Academy” films and a soap opera star with a crush on Dorothy Michaels, whom he doesn’t know is Dustin Hoffman’s character in drag, in the hit feature comedy “Tootsie,” died on Monday in North Bend, Wash. He was 98.

Gaynes, who was not only a character actor but a baritone singer, made hundreds of appearances both on TV comedies and dramas, as well as 35 films (counting both features and and made-for-tv movies) and many plays, musical comedies and even operas in the U.S. and Europe.

While Gaynes became immediately recognizable to TV viewers and filmgoers, he never achieved name recognition, let alone stardom.

On “Punky Brewster,” Gaynes played building manager Henry Warnimont, who finds an abandoned girl (Soleil Moon Frye) and becomes her foster parent and eventually her adoptive father. »

- Variety Staff

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George Gaynes, ‘Punky Brewster’ and ‘Police Academy’ Star, Dies at 98

16 February 2016 6:52 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

George Gaynes, who portrayed an irritable foster parent on the ’80s sitcom “Punky Brewster,” the bewildered commandant in seven “Police Academy” films and a soap opera star with a crush on Dorothy Michaels, whom he doesn’t know is Dustin Hoffman’s character in drag, in the hit feature comedy “Tootsie,” died on Monday in North Bend, Wash. He was 98.

Gaynes, who was not only a character actor but a baritone singer, made hundreds of appearances both on TV comedies and dramas, as well as 35 films (counting both features and and made-for-tv movies) and many plays, musical comedies and even operas in the U.S. and Europe.

While Gaynes became immediately recognizable to TV viewers and filmgoers, he never achieved name recognition, let alone stardom.

On “Punky Brewster,” Gaynes played building manager Henry Warnimont, who finds an abandoned girl (Soleil Moon Frye) and becomes her foster parent and eventually her adoptive father. »

- Variety Staff

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Saturn 3: the 1980s' weirdest sci-fi movie?

1 February 2016 6:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A killer robot powered by baby brains. Kirk Douglas wrestling in the nude. Ryan revisits the very weird 80s sci-fi movie, Saturn 3...

Some movies aspire to strangeness. Other movies have strangeness thrust upon them.

Saturn 3, released in 1980, was an intensely strange film. But unlike, say, Altered States (also released in 1980) it wasn’t made by a filmmaker with a taste for the oblique or the outre. Unlike Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination (1980 again), Saturn 3 wasn’t a low-budget shocker made in a hurry, but a relatively expensive exercise created by some of the most seasoned filmmakers in the business at that time. (For frame of reference, Saturn 3's budget was broadly the same as Alien’s, released less than one year earlier.)

On the surface, Saturn 3 sounds like a perfectly reasonable recipe for an intense sci-fi horror flick. It’s about a pair »

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2016 Glasgow Film Festival launched by Luke Shaw - 2016-01-20 23:59:40

20 January 2016 3:59 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Anomalisa - 'A film that beautifully captures the clumsiness of human interactions' Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival

The press launch of 2016’s Glasgow Film Festival took place in the retro-chic confines of the CitizenM building. Kirstin Innes took the mic to a bristling crowd of festival members, youth contributors, press, and a sprinkling of famous names.

This year's festival is host to over 300 events, with 173 films being screened, amongst them UK premiers such as opening and closing Galas Hail Caesar and Anomalisa, as well as a panoply of other features including Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar Nominated Mustang and Ken Russell's’ bizarre cult classic Altered States.

Scott Talyor from the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau delivered a witty, pun-filled speech that ticked off the film-buff boxes - quoting The Big Sleep, The Godfather, and Forrest Gump - and informed the »

- Luke Shaw

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