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All Saints, The Inspirational True Story Now Available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) stars in All Saints, the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, debuting on digital, Blu-ray and DVD December 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Affirm Films. Ordered to shut down a tiny church, Spurlock (Corbett), with a group of refugees from Southeast Asia, band together to risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. All Saints also stars Cara Buono (“Stranger Things”), Myles Moore (Hot Summer Nights), Nelson Lee (“Hawaii 5-0”), Barry Corbin (No Country for Old Men), David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman), Christian comedian Chonda Pierce and Gregory Alan Williams (Hidden Figures).

The DVD of All Saints comes with four behind-the-scenes featurettes. “Act of Faith” delves into how the church and farming community banded together to overcome the unseen. In “All Saints: The Cast & Community,” fans meet the cast, crew and the
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‘God’s Own Country’ Director and Stars on Making a Romance for the Ages

Judging from the precision of the characters and the seamless storytelling at hand, it’s incredible to believe that God’s Own Country is director Francis Lee’s debut feature. His story of brooding farmer Johnny (Josh O’Connor) and Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), the Romanian worker he falls in love with, have all the makings of a legendary romance, something the Brontë’s would’ve written in less oppressive times. Set in misty Yorkshire, the film chronicles the tender romance as Johnny, who has no problem conquering men and women, meets his match in the soft spoken but confident Gheorghe. O’Connor and Secareanu light up the screen together turning short glances and shy smiles into sweeping moments that make this a romance for the ages.

Lee’s film is made even richer by the geographical and societal context he gives it, this isn’t a film about whether the
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Blaxploitation Classic J.D.’s Revenge Available on Blu-ray November 14th from Arrow Video

J.D.’s Revenge will be available on Blu-ray November 14th from Arrow Video

It wasn’t long before the Blaxploitation boom moved into the horror market, bringing the world Blacula, Blackenstein, Abby (Blaxploitation’s The Exorcist) and cult favorite J.D.’s Revenge.

Law student Ike is enjoying a night on the town with his friends when his life changes dramatically. Taking part in a nightclub hypnosis act, he becomes possessed with the spirit of a violent gangster murdered in the 1940s. Believing himself to be the reincarnation of murderous J.D., Ike launches a revenge campaign against those who had done ‘him’ wrong all those years ago…

Directed by Arthur Marks (Bucktown, Friday Foster) and starring Glynn Turman (Cooley High) and Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman), J.D.’s Revenge is a alternately tough and terrifying – a Blaxploitation gem waiting to be rediscovered!
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection & Hellraiser SteelBook

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This November, Arrow Video is giving horror fans a lot to be thankful for with several Blu-ray releases that are highly anticipated, including the George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection and the Hellraiser 30th anniversary SteelBook, and we have full release details on both holiday wish list items:

Press Release: Winter chills just mean that it's November, and Arrow Video are set to heat things up with a George Romero box set, a blaxploitation chiller, classic horror in steelbook form, a modern-day Russian black comedy, and a cult thriller directed by Steve Buscemi! With plenty of lavish packaging and limited edition items, Christmas has come early for film collectors!

Legendary horror cinema innovator, George A Romero, is responsible for arguably the most influential zombie films of all time. But he doesn't just make undead epics, and the three films collected here in the box set George Romero
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‘Hap & Leonard’: Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen & Andrew Dice Clay Set To Recur In Season 3 Of SundanceTV Series

Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Psych alum Corbin Bernsen and Dice star Andrew Dice Clay are set for recurring roles in the upcoming third season of SundanceTV's critically-praised anthology series Hap & Leonard. Based on Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series, Hap & Leonard follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a…
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Lovers Blu-ray – Stars Debra Winger

Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Azazel Jacobs, and starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Debra Winger (Best Actress, An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982), The Lovers arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by A24, The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. The critically acclaimed film features a standout ensemble cast, including Tony Award® winner Tracy Letts (The Big Short, Indignation), Aidan Gillen (Sing Street, “Game of Thrones”), Melora Walters (The Butterfly Effect), Tyler Ross (Zombieland), and Jessica Sula (Split), and is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh.

Now you can own The Lovers on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Debra Winger? (mine is Urban Cowboy!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

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Whatever Happened to Lisa Eilbacher?

With the massive scale of Hollywood and the massive number of actresses, actors and comedians that reside and operate inside of its borders, it can be easy for fans to lose sight of any one particular actor or actress, even when they have the massive impact that Lisa Eilbacher had when she was active in Hollywood. People became aware of Lisa and her ability to provide powerful support to leading actors through her roles in An Officer and a Gentleman and Beverly Hills Cop. For many fans that would consider those two movies to be the zenith of Lisa’s career

Whatever Happened to Lisa Eilbacher?
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Exclusive: Richard Gere talks his new film Norman, working in New York and not being drawn to big blockbusters

Author: Scott Davis

One of the very best actors of his generation, Richard Gere has appeared in over 50 films in a career that spans four decades. Famed for his roles in such classics as An Officer and A Gentleman, Pretty Woman and Chicago, the Golden Globe winner has taken on some smaller films in recent years that have gained him a new audience such as Time Out of Mind, Arbitrage and his new film, Norman, which is released in UK cinemas this week.

The film tells the story of Norman Oppenheimer (Gere), a small time “fixer” who becomes close to a young Israeli politician. Over the course of three years, their relationship changes and when the politician becomes a hugely influential world leader, Norman’s life (and his lies) begin to unravel…

Speaking exclusively to HeyUGuys’ Scott Davis, Gere talks about his love of the quirky films he has been involved with recently,
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Exclusive Portraits: Helen Mirren & Taylor Hackford Honored at Cinema/Chicago Gala

Chicago – There ain’t nothing like Dame Helen Mirren, international star and Oscar winner for “The Queen.” She, along with her husband Taylor Hackford (director of “Ray” and “An Officer and a Gentleman”), were honored at the Cinema/Chicago Spring Gala on May 24, 2017.

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Their programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, the CineYouth Festival, international screenings, and a year-round education program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive film fest.

Helen Mirren at the Cinema/Chicago Spring Gala, May 24th, 2017

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren was born in London, and
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Debra Winger Has a Genius Solution to Dealing with Aging in Hollywood

Debra Winger Has a Genius Solution to Dealing with Aging in Hollywood
Debra Winger says the best advice she could give anyone about aging is simple: “Own fewer mirrors!”

The actress, 62, tells People in the magazine’s new issue that when it comes to getting older, she sticks to one simple trick.

“Every birthday, give away a mirror. When you get to a certain age, you have the little one above your bathroom sink to make sure you don’t have anything green in your teeth,” she says.

On a more serious note, Winger — who is currently staring opposite Tracy Letts in The Lovers — says it’s important for women to not focus so much on appearances.
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Debra Winger Talks Hollywood Clashes, Running Risks and Why She Took a Break from Acting

Debra Winger Talks Hollywood Clashes, Running Risks and Why She Took a Break from Acting
After a successful career in Hollywood with starring roles in touchstone ’80s films such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment and Urban Cowboy, Debra Winger shocked everyone when she decided to leave Hollywood at the age of 40.

Winger famously clashed with costars such as Richard Gere and Shirley MacLaine and says she’s never really felt part of Hollywood.

“I don’t know what Hollywood is. I’m living under the freaking sign now, and I just stare at it and laugh,” Winger, now 62, tells People in the magazine’s new issue. “Los Angeles is a place,
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Debra Winger in "The Lovers"

by Murtada

Allow me to tell you a story about Debra Winger and the ever lasting effect she had on a 9 year old boy. That is how old I was when I rented An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) from my local video store. I was so enthralled that I hid the tape - since I wasn’t allowed to watch R rated flicks - and watched again and again, refusing to return it as the late fees piled on. I didn’t even fully speak or understand English at the time, but I got everything that Winger was conveying. As an impressionable young gay you’d think I’d be more interested in Richard Gere. And sure I found him attractive, but it was Winger I identified with. Something about the mix of pride and anguish she had as Paula, the small town factory girl trying to break free to a better life,
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‘The Godfather’ Reunion Live-Stream: Watch Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and More Close Tribeca

‘The Godfather’ Reunion Live-Stream: Watch Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and More Close Tribeca
The Tribeca Film Festival is closing with an event sure to please anyone who believes in America: back-to-back screenings of “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II” followed by a discussion featuring Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and other members of the two films’ cast. If you aren’t in New York, fret not: Tribeca will be streaming the event on Facebook Live Facebook starting at 8:10 p.m. Est. Watch this space for a link as soon as the discussion begins.

Read More: Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino Will Reunite for ‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary Celebration

Also participating in the reunion are James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire; Taylor Hackford (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” “The Devil’s Advocate”) will moderate. (And if you need more Sonny Corleone in your life, there’s also next month’s Caan Film
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The Lovers review – Debra Winger impresses in nuanced tale of infidelity

The Oscar-nominated actor stars with Tracy Letts in a well-observed film about a cheating couple who fall in love with each other again after years of marriage

For an extended period throughout the 80s and early 90s, Debra Winger was one of the most successful female actors in the industry, scoring three Oscar nominations and appearing in films, such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands. But in 1995, after co-starring with Billy Crystal in Forget Paris, she took a hiatus. While she claimed it was a decision based on a simple desire for time off, many saw it as an indication of how Hollywood treats women over the age of 40, her choice of roles clearly drying up.

Related: Don't call it a comeback: the actors set to return to the A-list in 2017

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A Transformed Richard Gere Finds Indie Is The Way To Go In Two New Films

A Transformed Richard Gere Finds Indie Is The Way To Go In Two New Films
By my count it has been almost a decade since Richard Gere last toplined a conventional major studio film — 2008’s Nicholas Sparks romantic drama Nights In Rodanthe from Warner Bros. His last huge hit was 2002’s Oscar-winning musical Chicago, which brought him a Golden Globe but failed to put him in the Best Actor Oscar race, something that has unfairly eluded him his entire career. But the star of such hits as Pretty Woman, An Officer And A Gentleman, Primal Fear, America…
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Exclusive: Richard Gere Reflects on 'Pretty Woman' and 'An Officer and a Gentleman' All These Years Later

Exclusive: Richard Gere Reflects on 'Pretty Woman' and 'An Officer and a Gentleman' All These Years Later
It's hard to believe how many years have passed since Richard Gere charmed audiences in hits like Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentleman, but the 67-year-old actor's clearly still got it. 

Et's Lauren Zima caught up with the silver fox at the premiere of his new film, Norman, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where he opened up about how he's managed to get better with age -- and said a lot of it has to do with diet.

Watch: Richard Gere Cuddles Up to Girlfriend Alejandra Silva on the Beach

"I haven't eaten meat really since I was 27. That was 40 years ago," Gere said. "It does help. It's kind of amazing. I feel like I have more energy."

Still, the actor (who is currently dating 34-year-old Alejandra Silva) says nothing compares to the shape he was in while filming 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman.

"I remember how great of shape I was in. I was
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‘Pretty Woman’: Looking Back at Julia Roberts’ Star-Making Role

‘Pretty Woman’: Looking Back at Julia Roberts’ Star-Making Role
On March 21, 1990, Touchstone Pictures previewed “Pretty Woman” at the Avco Westwood near UCLA, two days before its national launch. Variety columnist Army Archerd reported that laughter drowned out much of the dialogue and young Julia Roberts “is headed for heavy stardom.” In retrospect, that seems like a pretty safe prediction, but Roberts was not well known when she was cast in the film. (She had completed her role as Sally Fields’ daughter in “Steel Magnolias,” but the film hadn’t been released yet). Roberts was only cast in “Pretty Woman” after numerous other actresses had passed on the role, including Meg Ryan, Karen Allen, Molly Ringwald, Diane Lane and Michelle Pfeiffer.

And the project began with a much darker tone; in J.F. Lawton’s original screenplay, streetwalker Vivian (Roberts) agrees to give up cocaine for her week with banker Edward (Richard Gere), but at the end he dumps her back
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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

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Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken.
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The Lrm Interview with Director Taylor Hackford

An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil’s Advocate and Ray are just three of the movies in director Taylor Hackford’s illustrious career, although his one Oscar was for a short film he made much earlier in his career.

For Hackford’s latest movie, The Comedian, he directs Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke, a veteran comedian and star of a popular old TV sitcom, who is trying to find a new lease on life, which actually ends up with him being thrown in jail for assaulting a heckler. While doing community service, he meets Leslie Mann’s Harmony and he shares with her his love for stand-up, although her father (Harvey Keitel) doesn’t approve of the relationship.

If you ever wondered whether De Niro can do stand-up comedy, you get a lot of opportunities to see him performing mostly insult comedy ala Jeffrey Ross (who was involved
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