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Meet the Kids from ‘Stranger Things’: Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo on ’80s Inspirations & Hollywood Dreams

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Young actors Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo didn’t have a lot of experience coming into Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” but that ended up working to their advantage.

The ’80s-set thriller is just the fourth role for Wolfhard and the second gig for Matarazzo. Kept from working in Hollywood too long, that means both of them remain untarnished — and better for it. Wolfhard and Matarazzo have the natural screen presence of children who are just being kids.

Wolfhard plays Mikey, the leader of the group searching for their missing friend. “He can be really precocious at times, really funny, and then really serious — solemnly serious about finding his best friend, Will,” Wolfhard said. “And I think that’s why I like him, because he can be so relatable to people who grew up in the ’80s. They can be like, ‘Hey, I was kind of like that,’ or ‘I had a friend like that. »

- Ben Travers

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Meet the Kids from ‘Stranger Things’: Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo on ’80s Inspirations & Hollywood Dreams

19 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Young actors Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo didn’t have a lot of experience coming into Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” but that ended up working to their advantage.

The ’80s-set thriller is just the fourth role for Wolfhard and the second gig for Matarazzo. Kept from working in Hollywood too long, that means both of them remain untarnished — and better for it. Wolfhard and Matarazzo have the natural screen presence of children who are just being kids.

Wolfhard plays Mikey, the leader of the group searching for their missing friend. “He can be really precocious at times, really funny, and then really serious — solemnly serious about finding his best friend, Will,” Wolfhard said. “And I think that’s why I like him, because he can be so relatable to people who grew up in the ’80s. They can be like, ‘Hey, I was kind of like that,’ or ‘I had a friend like that. »

- Ben Travers

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A History Of Violence: Did 1981 belong to Mad Max, Indiana Jones, or Snake Plissken?

28 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

1981 was a weirdly, historically great year for action movies, which means it’s a tough one for the purposes of this column. Because how am I supposed to pick? The year saw the release of three basically perfect action-movie masterpieces—all iconic, all vastly influential, all from some of the best directors ever to play around with the genre. Steven Spielberg’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark, the year’s biggest hit by far, remade action cinema into broad and accessible popular entertainment, giving it a fun and lighthearted tone without skimping on the violence, changing the perception of what these movies could do. George Miller’s The Road Warrior introduced the dusty punk-rock ...

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- Tom Breihan

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'The Rocketeer' Is Getting a Sequel That Will Reboot the Character in a Surprising Way

28 July 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Between his time as an Oscar-winning special effects artist on Raiders of the Lost Ark and helming Captain America: The First Avenger, Joe Johnston worked on another action adventure release set during World War II featuring a hero fighting Nazi villains. That movie, The Rocketeer, wasn't nearly as successful as the other two, but it has developed a cult following. So, instead of merely remaking that 1991 graphic novel adaptation, as was previously the idea, Disney is actually planning a sequel.  The catch is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, we won't be seeing Billy Campbell resume his role as the titular flying hero. The new movie will be set six years later and have a Cold War backdrop. The Rocketeer we saw in the original, Cliff Secord, is...

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- Christopher Campbell

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What Will the Movie Industry of 2040 Look Like?

26 July 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

This past weekend the 2016 San Diego Comic Con took place. On the biggest attendance day of the con, one of the events was a panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of Aliens, released on July 20, 1986. Seven thousand fans sat inside Hall H cheering on star Sigourney Weaver, director James Cameron and another half-dozen of the cast and producing talent behind Aliens.

On one hand, it's incredible to think that, 30 years after the release of Aliens, it would still prove to be an incredibly popular and often quoted movie. The impact of Aliens on Hollywood's sequel factory and action/adventure landscape cannot be dismissed.

On the other hand, can you imagine going to the Comic Con of 1986 and attending a panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of another sci-fi movie that's often credited for elevating its genre, Forbidden Planet? I can't help but think that a Forbidden Planet panel held in '86 would »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Mindy Newell: Star Trek – Beyond Tribute and Redemption

25 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Kirk: We make a good team

Spock: Yes, we do.

Bones: We could be mauled to death by an interstellar monster!

Kirk: That’s the spirit, Bones.

Considering today is Monday the 25th and Star Trek: Beyond came out only three days ago, how much can I tell you about it without doing the dreaded Here There Be Spoilers dance? Hmmm…let’s see….

Did I like it?

Yes.

Did I luvvvvvvvv it?

Well, that’s hard to say. If you had asked me that last night as I was walking out of the theatre, I would have said, “No, I didn’t luvvvvvvvv it.”

Meaning that I didn’t want to turn around and immediately buy another ticket, ‘cause I’m too honest to just stay in my seat and wait for the next show, and besides, with my luck, I would have gotten caught by that one »

- Mindy Newell

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11-Minute Video Essay Listens To The Power Of A Film’s Score

21 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Thanks to a handful of seminal scores, themes that have resonated for decades and been hummed and whistled into our collective cultural subconscious (see: “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders Of The Lost Ark“), the music of cinema has managed to remain a popular point of discourse. But that is not to say that composers […]

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- Gary Garrison

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Today in Movie Culture: Pokemon Go Invades Movies, Captain America Statue Unveiled and More

20 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Pokemon Go is so big, it's infiltrating all your favorite movies. See how it's now a part of Raiders of the Lost ArkGuardians of the GalaxyBridge of Spies and more:   Fake Movie of the Day:  Speaking of things on your phone, Funny or Die combines an old subgenre with a popular app trend for a new take on the body swap comedy with Face Swap: The Movie:   Movie Comparison of the Day:  Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons the 2009 Star Trek reboot is basically a remake of Galaxy Quest, as well:   Movie Character Commemoration of the Day: Here's that Captain America statue inspired by the...

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- Christopher Campbell

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5 Reasons Why No One Besides Harrison Ford Will Play Indiana Jones

17 July 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

There are few film characters who are so closely identified with a single actor as Indiana Jones is with Harrison Ford. It’s hard to imagine someone else wearing the fedora. Could anyone else play the role as well as Ford? We’ll probably never know, because the part is unlikely to ever be recast. Here are 5 reasons why no one else will pick up the whip other than Ford.

Although there were rumors a few years ago about recasting the role of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones with a new, younger actor like Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper, the odds are that we will not see anyone else playing this character (at least, not for a long, long time.) Here are the reasons why…

They Tried To Recast Indy On the TV Series and It Didn’t Work: In the 1992-93 television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, three different actors played Jones. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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My big problem with the new 'Ghostbusters'? The ghosts

15 July 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Spoiler Alert: There are numerous Ghostbusters plot giveaways below. If you haven't seen the movie yet and don't want to know what happens, go read something else. The new Ghostbusters currently boasts an impressive 73% "Fresh" rating over at Rotten Tomatoes, and according to the latest box office numbers, the Paul Feig-directed reboot looks to be on track for at least a $40 million opening weekend. In the wake of all the bad buzz that's been building since the first trailer dropped, that counts as a big victory. While I’m not one of the film’s admirers, I’ll be more than happy to celebrate its success in the wake of the misogyny-driven war that's been waged on it from day one by a small-but-vocal contingent of online trolls. And therein lies the dilemma that comes with supporting a film like Ghostbusters: just because I'm rooting for it to »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Raiders fan film documentary coming to Blu-ray August 16

13 July 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The amazing true story of the greatest fan film ever made is coming home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital!

Drafthouse Films and Mvd Entertainment have announced the upcoming home video release of Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 16th.

After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film, which the New York Times calls "a testament to the transporting power of movie love." They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.

Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece in what IGN has dubbed "the Boyhood of fan movies. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Delayed Sequels Have Become Immediate Profits

12 July 2016 7:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Can studios really expect theater audiences to keep coming back to old franchises decades after their original release? Looking at data over the last couple decades, the answer has become a resounding yes. This is an in-depth look at why that is. 

We all know that sequels are rarely better than the original film. And sequels of sequels tend to be even worse. Audiences are aware of this fact, which is why traditionally sequels usually gross less in theaters than the original film. If audiences don’t respond to the sequel as well as the original film, they are less inclined to see it more than once, or tell their friends to go see it. 

It becomes a matter of diminishing returns; studios try to eke out as much business from one franchise before it no longer makes financial sense to release another sequel. And with each sequel making less money, »

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

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Book Review: "Rushtoons By Fantoons Vol. 2112"

10 July 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Review by Todd Garbarini

Rush is a band that has never taken itself seriously. In the 33 years I have followed The Boys, I have come to regard them as musicians who have no trouble making fun of themselves and this is an aspect of their personalities that endears them to so many of us. The band’s use of the Three Stooges theme to open many of their concerts since the 1980’s and their amusing videos that open and close their later tours are proof that they don’t take themselves seriously.

In keeping in the spirit of such silliness, David Calcano’s 2015 book Rushtoons by Fantoons Vol. 2112 is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to our favorite band by some world-class artists who have created some beautiful cartoons that ape and good-naturedly poke fun at Rush’s famous album covers, making visual puns and humorous references to imagery that is as synonymous »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Rare Print Of Long-Lost Cult Film ‘Turkish Star Wars’ Found After 30 Years

9 July 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Considered lost for over 30 years, the original 35mm print of the 1982 film “The Man Who Saves the World,” or better known to fans as the “Turkish Star Wars,” has been found. The print was discovered in a collection of a retired movie projectionist in northwestern Turkey, who kept the copy instead of returning it to the production company. After its original exhibition, he lied and said it had been damaged during projection.

The film was bought by Neon Harbor owner, filmmaker and film historian Ed Glaser, who is a big fan of the film.

“A 35mm print of ‘Turkish Star Wars’ is the holy grail,” said Glaser in a press release. “Not just of rip-off films, but all cult film. There are no negatives, and the few other prints of the film ever struck have been destroyed. My goal is to get this one scanned to preserve it for posterity »

- Liz Calvario

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Forget The Bfg, Spielberg ain’t past it yet…

9 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on what the future holds for Steven Spielberg following the box office disappointment of The Bfg

This week, The Bfg joined this year’s list of ‘illustrious’ flops, at least in the Us where it tanked hard as it released off the back of Indepedence Day: Resurgence and the much more successful Finding Dory. That puts it in the same house as The Huntsman’s Winter War, Gods of Egypt & Zoolander 2. A Steven Spielberg movie. Based on a legendary children’s book by Roald Dahl. This can’t be right, surely? Well for whatever reason, nobody wanted to smell what The Bfg was cooking, and almost immediately commentators and sites decried this box office failure as the metaphorical ‘death of Spielberg’, suggesting the master of modern cinema has lost his magic touch with the takings and, moreover, has lost that special ingredient which made him arguably the »

- Tony Black

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘I Am a Hero’

9 July 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s no mistaking that Japanese helmer Shinsuke Sato’s Midnight Madness-ready title “I Am A Hero” is an adaptation of a manga — specifically, Kengo Hanazawa’s comic of the same name. Sato has never strayed far from the form: His directorial CV is a list of live-action and animated feature-length film versions of popular manga titles, and his cinematic style favors angles and framing that feel directly lifted from the page and brought crisply to life.

That could suggest a lack of dynamism in the final result, or a slavish aestheticization of the image — as in the Hollywood adaptations of “Sin City” or “The Spirit,” for example. But Sato does not just get the style of his film from the graphic tradition of its source material. He and co-writer Akiko Nogi also understand the other secret of the medium’s massive popularity: the addictive, page-turning genre thrills it can deliver. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Best Movies For A Friday Night

8 July 2016 9:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

How many times have you come out of a theater after seeing a great movie and said,”oh I want to see that again!?” We all have our favorites that we return to time and time again. Friday night always seems the perfect time too. You’re relaxing after a week of school, activities and work and you unwind with a comfortable favorite film.

Wamg has our own personal favs. You’ll find blockbusters on our list…just because it invokes the fun memories of seeing it for the first time in the theater…with friends/family…then non-stop gabbing about wanting to see it again.

Looking for the perfect movie for a Friday Night? Check out our list below!

Meatballs Four words – “It Just Doesn’t Matter!”

The Burbs Hilarious cast made up suburbanites Tom Hanks, Rick Ducummon, Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher, Joe Dante’s comedy about the unusual neighbors next door (Yes, »

- Movie Geeks

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The Legend of Tarzan review

8 July 2016 5:10 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Director David Yates leaves the Harry Potter Franchise behind for the time being and gives us The Legend of Tarzan, and enjoyable boys own adventure. In this day and age of big budget action cinema mainly consisting of super hero movies, it’s a nice change to have an old fashioned hero, albeit update for a 21st Century audience. Unfortunately, although having an abundance of CGI and action, I think the film’s ,downfall at the box office could be due to old fashioned nature of the film, which for this viewer is what raised it form just a typical action/adventure. More in line with Joe Johnston’s Hidalgo than Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Legend of Tarzan is one of better big budget action movies...

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This ode to '80s slasher films is unexpectedly on-point and even sort of touching

7 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“I don’t really like scary movies, except when I want to be scared.” That logical conundrum was shared with me across the table as I had lunch with my sons the other day. I wrote about Toshi’s experience with the film Halloween and how it seemed like an important developmental step for him as a person, not just as a film fan, and I took some heat for it from some of the readers. I get it. Horror films aren’t for everyone, and for some people, they are never enjoyable. They simply don’t like the experience. But for those of us who love horror films, there’s usually a moment that we remember as a flashpoint for that love, and it normally involves being so scared that we go into a sort of shock sitting there in the dark. I miss that feeling, honestly, and there are times where, »

- Drew McWeeny

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DVD Review – The Wicked Lady (1983)

4 July 2016 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wicked Lady, 1983.

Directed by Michael Winner.

Starring Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Glynis Barber, Oliver Tobias, Joan Hickson and Prunella Scales.

Synopsis:

A woman marries into high society after stealing her sister’s fiancé but becomes bored with country life so she turns to highway robbery to get her kicks.

If you caught the Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary from a couple of years back you may remember a sizeable section devoted to 1983’s The Wicked Lady. It may seem odd that a production company like Cannon – mostly known for action, martial arts and horror B-movies such as American Ninja, Invasion U.S.A. and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – would delve into a period drama remake of a 1945 film but this was no ordinary period piece as The Wicked Lady was adapted and directed by Michael Winner, fresh from his success with »

- Amie Cranswick

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