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Blu-ray Review – Midnight Run: Collector’s Edition (1988)

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Midnight Run, 1988.

Directed by Martin Brest.

Starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina and Joe Pantoliano.

Synopsis:

Midnight Run arrives on Blu-ray in the Us in a new Collector’s Edition from Shout! Factory that includes a new interview with Robert De Niro along with the interviews that were part of the Blu-ray released in the UK in 2015. A vintage “making of” featurette is also included. The disc features a new 2K scan of the film.

In the annals of great screenwriting, Midnight Run is an underrated classic. It’s one of those movies with a great setup and nearly flawless execution through acts two and three. The story twists and turns in unpredictable but satisfying ways, reversals of fortune happen at the right moments, and the ending isn’t a surprise, but it feels just right. Throw in a great cast and top-notch directing, »

- Brad Cook

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Catch Raiders of the Lost Ark when it returns to Cineplex theatres

15 August 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Catch Raiders of the Lost Ark when it returns to Cineplex theatresCatch Raiders of the Lost Ark when it returns to Cineplex theatresIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine8/15/2016 4:26:00 Pm

Imagine Indiana Jones with a bushy moustache.

In 1980, Raiders of the Lost Ark director Steven Spielberg and co-writer George Lucas offered the lead role of Indiana Jones to Tom Selleck, who had just finished shooting the pilot for the TV show "Magnum, P.I."

Lucas wanted a fresh face for the film, and was certain Raiders producers could get the up-and-coming Selleck out of his contract with CBS. However, the network wouldn’t budge, so just three weeks prior to filming they signed Harrison Ford, who Spielberg initially wanted for the part.

Twenty-five years later we can’t picture anyone but Ford as the brainy professor who transforms into a virile, thrill-seeking archeologist set on stopping the Nazis from using »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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John Williams will begin scoring Star Wars: Episode VIII in a few weeks

15 August 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At 84 years of age, John Williams is one of the oldest living movie music composers, but that isn’t going to stop him from returning to the Star Wars franchise for the eighth time in about four decades to score 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. In fact, during a show at the Tanglewood in Massachusetts on Saturday night, Williams shared a few details regarding his involvement in the film with the crowd after playing “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

According to a MassLive review of the show, Williams revealed that he will begin working on the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in just a few weeks “after seeing an early cut.” The outlet also mentioned that the Oscar-winning composer, who has been around Star Wars directors, producers and actors quite a bit over the past few years, still has no »

- Justin Cook

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The Spiders (1919)

12 August 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

When Fritz Lang began in film he was a better writer than director. This lavish two-part thriller sees him concocting a multi-genre mashup, shoehorning cowboy action thrills and an exotic lost Incan civilization into dagger-and-poison serial skullduggery. The Spiders Blu-ray Kino Classics 1919 / B&W / 1:33 flat / 173 min. / Street Date August 23, 2016 / Die Spinnen / available through Kino Classics / 29.95 Starring Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Lil Dagover, Georg John. Cinematography Karl Freund Designers Otto Hunte, Carl Ludwig Kirmse, Heinrich Umlauff, Hermann Warm Music (2012) Ben Model Produced by Erich Pommer Written and Directed by Fritz Lang   There appears to be nothing new under the sun, even if lovers of Indiana Jones don't realize that most everything he did, had been done long before in silent serials. I have a lazy habit here of claiming that Fritz Lang invented most of the basic ideas we see in every adventure genre except the western. But these »

- Glenn Erickson

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Han Solo: A Star Wars Story: And The Rumored Top Contender To Play Lando Calrissian Is....

12 August 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Let me preface this by saying: Meh.

No, I'm not Meh-ing the rumor I'm about to share with you. I'm not Meh-ing the people involved in this production (cause they're stellar). I'm Meh-ing the project itself. 

This new Young Han Solo movie- a spinoff/prequel from the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe- has got me worried. It was never an exciting idea to begin with because prequels, in general, don't really work for me. Unless they're going to explore very new, very fertile ground, and have very little connection to the films that take place after it, they just feel too safe and too restrained. 

With the recent news that Lando Calrissian, a role originated Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back, was going to appear in the tentatively titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story I can't help but feel like this film is going to walk all over »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Comic Book Review – Superman #4

11 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Superman #4…

“Son Of Superman” part four! The battle for Jon hits Metropolis as the Eradicator targets Superman’s son! Can the Man of Steel protect the city and his son against the Kryptonian executioner—or will he have to make a sacrifice?

See Also: Check out a preview of Superman #4

The opening ‘Son of Superman’ arc for the Rebirth of Superman builds to a quite epic conclusion under Peter J. Tomasi, who truly delivers a test for the Man of Steel in terms of where his loyalties lie, and quite what he’s prepared to do for his family, as The Eradicator reveals precisely what secret he’s been keeping – and it’s one with enormous implications for Krypton, after we previously saw once again the last vestiges of Kal-El’s sundered world. Superman here finds there could even be a chance of restoration, of not being the Last Son of Krypton, »

- Tony Black

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What is the greatest movie poster ever created?

10 August 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There will be loads of movie posters that have caught your eye over the years. We see them all the time on massive billboards, the side of bus stops and just about everywhere that you look inside a cinema.

The question is, which is the greatest movie poster ever created? We have attempted to shorten the list of millions down to these ten standout examples.

However, United Carlton need your help to decide which one deserves the prestigious honour of being the best. Take a look at our seven choices below, then head across to their Twitter page and let them know the one you like best. We would love to hear your alternative suggestions too.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

There is so much to love about the comic-book style movie poster that Richard Amsel created for Raiders of the Lost Ark. From the sense of adventure to the »

- The Hollywood News

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Chandu the Magician

9 August 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hissable villain Bela Lugosi is in denial --- no, it's actually star Edmund Lowe who is in the Nile, deep-sixed in a sunken sarcophagus. Lugosi's up top trying to get his art deco death ray in running order -- opposed only by some nubile babes and a Great White Hypnotist from the Swami school of mind control. Chandu the Magician Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1932 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 71 min. / Street Date August 23, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang, Michael Stuart, Virginia Hammond. Cinematography James Wong Howe Art Direction Max Parker Written by Barry Conners, Philip Klein, Guy Bolton, Bradley King, Harry Segall from a radio drama by Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham, R.R. Morgan Directed by William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Around 2008 Fox Home Video made a last big push with genre releases on DVD, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in August

2 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Raiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in AugustRaiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in AugustJenny Bullough8/2/2016 1:21:00 Pm

Think Cineplex only shows new movies? Far from it! Every month, a carefully curated selection of classic movies and cultural events are brought to cinemas to broaden your theatre-going options. This month, a classic blockbuster returns to the big screen, Romeo and Juliet play out their famously tragic love story, and Andre Rieu returns to dazzle us with his annual Maastricht concert, recorded live!

Here’s a peek at our top picks for upcoming Cineplex Events in August:

Raiders of the Lost Ark – August 7, 17, 22 

The Classic Film Series brings the iconic adventurer Indiana Jones back to the big screen and we couldn’t be more excited! Those of us who are old enough to have seen Indy battle the Nazis for »

- Jenny Bullough

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Lawrence Kasdan to Explore the Mystery of Chandra Levy’s Death in TNT Drama

30 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Our true-crime wave will continue, reports Deadline, with the news that Lawrence Kasdan is executive-producing a limited series about Chandra Levy for TNT. Keith Huff of “American Crime” and “House of Cards” is penning a screenplay based on Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz’s book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.”

Read More: Lawrence Kasdan Reportedly Done With ‘Star Wars’ Franchise After Han Solo Movie, Plus New ‘Force Awakens’ Covers

Kasdan may also direct, though that’s yet to be confirmed; he’s best known for co-writing three “Star Wars” films (including last year’s “The Force Awakens”), “The Big Chill” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Levy went missing in 2001, leading Higham and Horowitz to write a series of articles for the Washington Post (which became the basis of their book) six years after the case went cold. Ingmar Grandique was eventually convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison, »

- Michael Nordine

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Lawrence Kasdan to Explore the Mystery of Chandra Levy’s Death in TNT Drama

30 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Our true-crime wave will continue, reports Deadline, with the news that Lawrence Kasdan is executive-producing a limited series about Chandra Levy for TNT. Keith Huff of “American Crime” and “House of Cards” is penning a screenplay based on Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz’s book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.”

Read More: Lawrence Kasdan Reportedly Done With ‘Star Wars’ Franchise After Han Solo Movie, Plus New ‘Force Awakens’ Covers

Kasdan may also direct, though that’s yet to be confirmed; he’s best known for co-writing three “Star Wars” films (including last year’s “The Force Awakens”), “The Big Chill” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Levy went missing in 2001, leading Higham and Horowitz to write a series of articles for the Washington Post (which became the basis of their book) six years after the case went cold. Ingmar Grandique was eventually convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison, »

- Michael Nordine

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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan's horrifying ear scene

29 July 2016 6:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 1, 2016

One of the most beloved Star Trek movies contains a horrible moment. Ryan looks back at the ear scene in Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan...

"You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion... Later, as they grow, follows madness and death..." - Khan Noonien Singh

At school the next day, it was all we could talk about. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan had aired on TV the night before, and for many of us impressionable youngsters, it was the first time we'd seen laid eyes on the movie.

We were too young to have heard about the "Spock must not die!" fan backlash that erupted before the sequel's release in 1982. We didn't know about the film's emotional ending, which was moving in a way that »

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

29 July 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | 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

29 July 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | 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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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 […]

The post 11-Minute Video Essay Listens To The Power Of A Film’s Score appeared first on The Playlist. »

- 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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