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Complete Angel reviews: Hero

1 March 2015 8:37 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

It must be obvious that you shouldn't read these reviews if you're Amazon-Priming Angel for the first time; but if you are, you really shouldn't read this one.

For the first few minutes, Hero looks set to be something of a light-hearted romp. We fade up on an imaginary advert in which Cordelia pictures a great promotion for Angel Investigations – complete with Angel looking straight into the camera, announcing: “You can count on me – I'm the Dark Avenger!” It's pure comedy silliness, only exaggerated by Doyle recoiling at the thought of his boss dressing up in a superhero costume.

The daftness continues as Cordy elects to opt for the 'common man' approach. Armed with only a camcorder and hastily rigged cue cards, Cordy's chosen her representative for Angel Investigations. Doyle's stumbling, fluffed attempts at enticing punters to Angel's business isn't exactly award-winning material. What with the low rats and the weasel factor, »

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SXSW 15: Watch the trailer for ‘Raiders!’, documentary on shot for shot remake of Indiana Jones by 11-year-olds

26 February 2015 9:32 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Just days ago we were declaring Power/Rangers absolutely fantastic, but it may have its work cut out for him in the documentary Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. Set to premiere at South by Southwest in March, Raiders! tells the story of two 11-year-old kids who in 1982 became obsessed with Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and sought to remake it shot for shot (take that Gus van Sant! That’ll teach you to remake Psycho).

Though they worked for seven years, sadly, the kids never finished the project with only one scene remaining to film, and went their separate ways. A tape made its way into the hands of Eli Roth and subsequently Ain’t It Cool News’s Harry Knowles, who screened the fan-made remake at a festival. Raiders! ultimately follows the two kids, now grown, as they get back together »

- Brian Welk

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Watch These Kids Spend Their Lives Recreating Raiders Of The Lost Ark Shot For Shot

26 February 2015 8:09 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Movies have the power to change peoples. lives, and this proved to be all too true when two 11-year-old boys saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Cut to the present day. These kids are now in their early 40s, and they.ve spent a good chunk of their lives recreating the film shot-for-shot in what they call "The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made." The entire making-of process of this ambitious endeavor has been documented in a new film called Raiders!, and the trailer is now online for you to preview.  Raiders! is set to premiere at this year.s SXSW in Austin, and this first teaser was released to preview what.s coming to the film festival. It.s not much, but watching snippets of Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala.s tumultuous journey to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark is reminding us of how great an impact this film »

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Trailer for 'Raiders!' Doc About the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

25 February 2015 5:21 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We've talked about the awesome shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark that was attempted by a group of 12-year old kids back in 1982 before. The film became a cult sensation when it was screened in Austin, Texas, and now the story of how the film came to be is coming to the big screen with a documentary called Raiders! premiering at SXSW next month. In addition to looking back at the making of the film with childhood friends Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, it also chronicles their attempt to shoot the final scene they could never pull off: the infamous Flying Wing scene where the shirtless Nazi strongman is cut up by the circling plane's propeller while fighting Indy. This looks like one hell of a cool story. Watch now! Here's the first trailer for Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen's Raiders! from the film's YouTube: Check out the »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Raiders!' Trailer: Meet the Kids Who Remade Indiana Jones

25 February 2015 5:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Raiders!, a documentary of the story behind the greatest fan film ever made, is set to have its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 14, 2015. Raiders! chronicles the epic thirty year journey that began in 1982 when two twelve-year-old kids in Mississipi set out to film a mind-bogglingly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Before it debuts at SXSW next month, the first trailer and photo have been released.

It took Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos seven summers to make Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation. By saving up their allowances, hijacking younger siblings, and setting Eric's basement on fire, the boys used astonishing ingenuity to make a film that is surprisingly entertaining and even stunning at times. For fifteen years, Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation was nearly a forgotten masterpiece of fan filmmaking until Aint It Cool News' »

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'Raiders!' Trailer: Meet the Kids Who Remade Indiana Jones

25 February 2015 5:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Raiders!, a documentary of the story behind the greatest fan film ever made, is set to have its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 14, 2015. Raiders! chronicles the epic thirty year journey that began in 1982 when two twelve-year-old kids in Mississipi set out to film a mind-bogglingly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Before it debuts at SXSW next month, the first trailer and photo have been released.

It took Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos seven summers to make Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation. By saving up their allowances, hijacking younger siblings, and setting Eric's basement on fire, the boys used astonishing ingenuity to make a film that is surprisingly entertaining and even stunning at times. For fifteen years, Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation was nearly a forgotten masterpiece of fan filmmaking until Aint It Cool News' »

- MovieWeb

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News Nuggets: Oscar Best Picture loss by 'Boyhood' is the 'worst mistake' in 20 years

25 February 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Dan Kois declares that the rejection of "Boyhood" on Sunday as Oscar's Best Picture was the Academy's "worst mistake in 20 years." He says we witnessed an "epochal travesty" when the Richard Linklater film lost, which only happens when "a true masterpiece, a movie for the ages, somehow battles its way through the mediocrity" to only lose in the end. He calls the eventual winner "Birdman" a "terrific" movie, but that we will look back to say "how did they let this happen?" Other "epochal travesty" losses over the years have been by "Citizen Kane," "The Graduate," "High Noon," "Goodfellas," "Pulp Fiction," "Apocalypse Now," "Raging Bull," "Raiders of the Lost Ark, and "E.T." Slate -Break- In advance of the "House of Cards" third season debuting Friday on Netflix, a new guide brings you up-to-speed..." »

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Watch: SXSW Trailer for the Documentary 'Raiders!', Chronicling the Ultimate Indiana Jones Fan Film

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

South by Southwest starts in a little over two weeks, which means I am in hyper gear trying to figure out my schedule. This basically comes down to how many movies can I see in nine days. It is a challenging process because, obviously, it is impossible to see everything, but you really want to. When I finalize what my schedule will be, you will all certainly hear about it. One film I do want to make time for is Raiders!, which has a trailer for you all to check out below.. This is a documentary about a couple of kids in 1982 who set out to make a shot-for-shot remake of the now classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. With YouTube, fan films are not all that unusual. I mean, the amount of people filming themselves with light sabers is ridiculous. But in the '80s, making a feature length »

- Mike Shutt

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‘Raiders!’ Trailer: Documentary About the Remake of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

25 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In 1982, a group of kids wanted to make a movie. Not just any movie, however. They wanted to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s exactly what they did. Shot for shot, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala attempted to recreate Steven Spielberg‘s masterpiece. It took seven years. They didn’t quite finish at the time, but […]

The post ‘Raiders!’ Trailer: Documentary About the Remake of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

25 February 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen. »

- ryanlambie

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Examining the Christopher Nolan backlash

23 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Another Oscars season, and Christopher Nolan is overlooked again. With Interstellar getting a mixed reaction, we look at the Nolan backlash.

This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.

In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?

This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »

- simonbrew

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Chris Pratt Not Overwhelmed by Idea of 'Indiana Jones'

23 February 2015 7:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As the weekend was just getting started, it was reported that Steven Spielberg hopes to direct Chris Pratt in a new Indiana Jones movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy star is rumored to be Disney's top choice to replace original star Harrison Ford. Which sounds like a heavy burden to take on. But Chris Pratt doesn't see it that way. He is in no way 'overwhelmed' by the aspect of carrying on the iconic character for a new generation.

Speaking with MTV at on last night's Oscars red carpet, Chris Pratt refused to admit that he was even being considered. But he does think it would be very cool if it did happen. The actor says:

"It's all nothing until it's something and so far it's not something....I don't think it's overwhelming to contemplate....It'd be cool. No one's called me. (There's) A lot of talk about it. The »

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Chris Pratt Not Overwhelmed by Idea of 'Indiana Jones'

23 February 2015 7:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As the weekend was just getting started, it was reported that Steven Spielberg hopes to direct Chris Pratt in a new Indiana Jones movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy star is rumored to be Disney's top choice to replace original star Harrison Ford. Which sounds like a heavy burden to take on. But Chris Pratt doesn't see it that way. He is in no way 'overwhelmed' by the aspect of carrying on the iconic character for a new generation.

Speaking with MTV at on last night's Oscars red carpet, Chris Pratt refused to admit that he was even being considered. But he does think it would be very cool if it did happen. The actor says:

"It's all nothing until it's something and so far it's not something....I don't think it's overwhelming to contemplate....It'd be cool. No one's called me. (There's) A lot of talk about it. The »

- MovieWeb

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Steven Spielberg to helm Indiana Jones reboot, starring Chris Pratt?

20 February 2015 11:28 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steven Spielberg is reportedly working on the reboot of the Indiana Jones franchise.

The legendary director hopes to direct the film with Chris Pratt starring in the titular role, reports Deadline.

Disney is said to be developing the reboot, which is in its very early stages and has no script yet.

The first film of the franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, debuted in 1981 and follows the adventures of archeologist Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford.

Spielberg directed the first four Indiana Jones films while George Lucas, who conceived the character, produced them.

2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the last instalment of the franchise and saw Ford reprise his role as Jones and star alongside Shia Labeouf and Cate Blanchett.

Earlier this month, Pratt denied rumours that he is starring in the Indiana Jones reboot but stated it would be an "awesome opportunity" to play the iconic role. »

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Spielberg Wants to Direct Chris Pratt in 'Indiana Jones' Reboot

20 February 2015 4:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Near the tail end of last month, it was reported that Disney was looking to cast Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt in the new Indiana Jones. While he would be replacing original star Harrison Ford, it looks like another key element will be kept in place. It is being reported this evening that Steven Spielberg wants to direct the reboot of the franchise.

Steven Spielberg is actually championing Chris Pratt for the lead. Deadline claims that if the script is good enough, and it's a story that Steven Spielberg wants to tell, he will come back for this fifth installment. The director has helmed all four previous entries in the Indiana Jones franchise, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, and continuing with Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade in 1989 and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

Of course, »

- MovieWeb

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SXSW Adds Ryan Gosling, Amy Schumer, Henry Rollins to Program

17 February 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The South by Southwest Film Festival has added producer Christine Vachon as a keynote speaker and actors Ryan Gosling, Sally Field, Amy Schumer and Henry Rollins to its conversations schedule for next month’s event.

The 22nd edition of the SXSW Film Festival will screen a total of 150 features, consisting of 102 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres, with 62 first-time directors along with 106 shorts. The 256 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, 2,426 features and 4935 shorts, with an overall increase of 13% over 2014.

SXSW has also added the world premiere of French action comedy “Moonwalkers” to its narrative spotlight session. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet directs from Dean Craig’s script; Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star.

The festival also added the North American premiere of “Kings of Nowhere,” directed by Betzabe Garcia, about three families in a village partially submerged by water in northwestern Mexico.

Other special events include “Doug Loves Movies, »

- Dave McNary

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Cannibal Holocaust Vinyl Soundtrack & Print, Friday the 13th Part VI Poster, Metal Hurlant Chronicles & Class of 1984 Blu-rays

13 February 2015 10:57 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Can't make it to the Valentine's Day Cannibal Holocaust feast at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema this Saturday? Don't sweat it, because now available from Mondo is the vinyl soundtrack and a new poster for the influential Italian horror film, along with a blood-dripping Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives that's also fittingly been released today. And that's just the first of three news items in our latest horror round-up, as we also look at Shout! Factory's Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series Blu-ray and the newly unveiled final special features of Shout! Factory label Scream Factory's Class of 1984.

Cannibal Holocaust & Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives: Now available from Mondo:

"Cannibal Holocaust by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50"

"Cannibal Holocaust (Variant) by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 100. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75"

"Cannibal Holocaust LP. »

- Derek Anderson

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Shout! Release Metal Hurlant Chronicles in April

13 February 2015 10:28 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthologyMETAL Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015from Shout! Factory.

Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as ‘Heavy Metal’ Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection), Michelle Ryan (Doctor Who) and Michael Jai White (Spawn).

The last fragment of a living planet, reduced to dust by the destructive madness of its habitants, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Sci-Fi Anthology Metal Hurlant Chronicles Arrives on 3-Disc Blu-ray & 2-Disc DVD April 14th

13 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Shout! Factory. Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as ‘Heavy Metal’ Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Film-by-film with Alfred Molina: Spider-Man, Love Is Strange, more

11 February 2015 7:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Since making his movie debut as Harrison Ford's doomed sidekick in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alfred Molina has appeared in everything from critically-acclaimed dramas like Prick Up Your Ears to Hollywood blockbusters ranging from Species to Spider-Man 2.

His latest film, Love Is Strange, centres on a long-term gay couple who are forced to live apart while they search for a new home. It opens on February 13, a canny piece of counter-programming to the omnipresent Fifty Shades of Grey. To mark the occasion, Digital Spy took a trip down memory lane with Molina to speak to him about the roles that defined his career.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Satipo

"My very first time in front of a camera! I knew nothing, the only thing I knew about filmmaking was the fact that films got made at all. I knew nothing about the technique of film; I was very, »

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