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19 items from 2016

Income Disposal: Gatorade and a Han Solo Lego: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

19 September 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

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DC Comics mystery figure ($5.94)

There’s something so intriguing about these kinds of mystery “you never know what you’ll get” sets. If you’re into DC comics, you might as well pick up a few of these.

A Christmas Story playing cards ($6.97)

You’ll shoot your ace out.

Gin Gins chewy ginger candy travel packs, 12 count ($17.47)

According to the listing ...


- Marah Eakin

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33 Shows That Take Us Back in Time

2 September 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The great thing about TV is that it offers a few hours of respite from real life. We live and breathe the characters and their stories from our favorite shows. Sometimes the feelings are so real, it's like we're a part of what's going on even if it's set in a time period we're not familiar with.

There are shows that bring on the nostalgia and others that bring the past back to life! You can learn about life during the Salem Witch Trials or learn what it was like during the early hip-hop era.

From classic tales of romance set in the far past to the struggles of teenage life in the 80s, here's a list of TV shows that will take you back in time!


1. Freaks and Geeks Set in the early 80s this teen dramedy told the story about the unpopular kids of high school: the freaks and geeks. »

- Lisa Babick

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New Special Features Revealed for Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

1 September 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many horror fans have already been looking forward to Scream Factory's October 18th Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and now a few new special features have been announced for the second disc to ramp up the anticipation even more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. As previously announced, on October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand will celebrate the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over three hours of bonus material. New bonus feature content includes audio commentary with director Tom Holland, behind-the-scenes special effects footage and interviews with cast and crew.

Scream Factory is offering a limited edition set complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover and “Good Guys »

- Derek Anderson

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Kids Now Casting: ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’

1 September 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—in today’s Backstage kids casting notices, anyway. A nonunion touring production of “A Christmas Story, The Musical” is currently casting one young actor for a supporting role. A male actor aged 9–11 is sought to portray Randy, who is “funny in the sense that he is awkward and off-beat; must be physically comfortable onstage and have a lot of strong concentration.”  The musical, adapted by writing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is based upon the classic holiday film and depicts Ralphie, who dreams of receiving a Bb gun for Christmas. Rehearsals for the production will begin Oct. 1, and the show is scheduled to run through Dec. 31. For more information on “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” you can see the full listing here. And be sure to check out all of Backstage’s casting notices, which can be sorted by age! »

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Your’e Killing Me Smalls! The Sandlot Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli (and Saturday at Noon)

14 August 2016 8:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Anyone who wants to be a can’t-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama’s bra, raise your hand!”

The Sandlot (1993) plays this weekend (August 19th and 20th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series. It will also screen at noon on Saturday.    

The Sandlot is a beloved film that over the last 23 years has gained quite a cult following thanks its joyous nostalgia that’s along the lines of A Christmas Story. Unlike many movies that claim to be family films, The Sandlot actually is a “family film”. Kids like it for the  situations and dialogue, while adults relate to it as well. Young Scotty Smalls (Tom Guidry) moves into a new town and desperately wants to fit in with the rest of the neighborhood boys and in the summer of 1962, a bat and a ball is all it takes. A »

- Tom Stockman

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The Greatest Showman On Earth: Zendaya joins Hugh Jackman in cast

12 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Spider-Man: Homecoming's Zendaya is poised to join Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams for The Greatest Showman On Earth musical.

Marvel fans might still be scratching their heads about who Zendaya is really playing in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, but the actress already looks poised to truly break out into bigger and better things in the filmmaking arena after first making waves on the Disney Channel. Indeed, THR is reporting that Zendaya is in talks to join Hugh Jackman and 20th Century Fox for The Greatest Showman on Earth, the first live-action studio musical with original songs in over decades. And it’s sure to be a three-ringed circus.

Jackman will be playing P T Barnum, one of the founders of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. As Jackman’s first film after he hangs up the claws for good in next year’s »

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Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

7 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is giving horror fans yet another reason to mark their calendars with the announcement of a Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

Due out as an early Halloween treat on October 18th, the Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray will feature a new 2k scan of the interpositive and a brand new audio commentary by director Tom Holland.

Scream Factory has also teamed up with Neca for a limited edition Blu-ray set complete with a Good Guys Chucky figure. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the new cover art and Chucky collectible:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! “A jolting roller-coaster of a ride” (Los Angeles Times), Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. On October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand celebrates the landmark film and the iconic »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Anastasia’ Musical Dances to Broadway for April 2017 Debut

28 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A stage musical adaptation of the Fox animated movie “Anastasia” has set its Broadway premiere for April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre, producers announced Tuesday. “Anastasia” features songs from the 1997 film, including composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens’ Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” as well as an entirely new score from the Tony Award-winning team. Terrence McNally, who previously worked with Ahrens and Flaherty on the 1998 Broadway classic “Ragtime,” wrote the book for the show. Christy Altomare (“Carrie”), Derek Klena (“The Bridges of Madison County”), John Bolton (“Dames at Sea”) and Caroline O’Connor (“A Christmas Story”) will »

- Thom Geier

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‘Restoration’ Review

26 May 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Emily Roya O’Brien, Adrian Gaeta, Zack Ward, Sarah Ann Schultz, Anna Harr | Written by Zack Ward, James Cullen Bressack | Directed by Zack Ward

For actor Zack Ward, his very first appearance on screen turned out to be the one he will forever be remembered for. In 1983, a young Ward played the yellow-eyed bully Scut Farkus in Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story, and thanks in no small part to TBS’ annual all-day marathon of the holiday classic, Ward’s deliciously villainous performance in the film is one of the most iconic in screen history. Not bad for a first time actor, eh? Unfortunately, Ward’s directorial debut isn’t quite as memorable.

Co-written by Ward and prolific indie horror filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, Restoration centers on Todd and Rebecca, a happy young couple who have just purchased their first house together. During the restoration process, Todd discovers a »

- John Squires

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Heads to Broadway This Fall

25 May 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Dear Evan Hansen,” a new musical that opened to critical acclaim last month at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, will transfer to Broadway this fall. The show is slated to begin performances in November 2016 at an as-yet undetermined Shubert theater, producer Stacey Mindich announced Wednesday. With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“Smash,” “A Christmas Story”), and direction by Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen” had its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., last summer and will conclude its record-breaking New York premiere at Second Stage this Sunday. In the Off Broadway production, »

- Thom Geier

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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Short Film For My Facebook, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Restoration

28 April 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a special exclusive for Daily Dead readers, we have Carl Kelsch’s new short film, For My Facebook, available to watch now. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Blu-ray / DVD release details, info on Europe’s 4K Uhd Blu-ray release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and a Q&A with Restoration director/co-writer/co-star Zack Ward.

Exclusive: Watch the Short Film For My Facebook: Press Release: “It all started with a funny image that popped in writer/director Carl Kelsch’s head: a play on words that yielded the final shots of ‘For My Facebook’ (To say more would spoil the ending). With only a few directing credits under his belt, he recruited jack-of-all-horror-trades Louie Cortes (Dir. of Attack of the Brain People, writer of Blood Slaughter Massacre) to do Sound. Kelsch, who also operated the camera, got input from Cortes on blocking and framing. »

- Tamika Jones

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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii featuring: Holidays, Krampus, The Zero Boys and More!

25 April 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Did ya miss me? Regardless, I’m back, baby!


•             Release Date: In Theaters Now

•             Written By: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer

•             Directed By: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer    

•             Starring: Seth Green and like 100 other people

What’s this? A new horror anthology centered around a myriad of holidays and helmed by some cats I really dig (I mean, c’mon; look at that list of die-rectors up there)? You know, normally I’d make some ridiculous pun alluding to the quality or lack thereof of whatever film was at hand, and this time I think I’ll do that, too. Let’s see if this one is going to be more treats than tricks, or just an overstuffed and overcooked turkey! »

- DanielXIII

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere: A Christmas Story’s Zack Ward Directs Restoration

19 April 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Zack Ward’s Restoration hits North America May We hate to tie veteran actor Zack Ward‘s identity exclusively to that of the beloved 1983 Bob Clark holiday favorite A Christmas Story, but his role as “yellow-eyed” Scut Farkus, the sneering bully, is a universal pop culture calling card and one of cinema’s most enduring pint-sized…

The post Exclusive Trailer Premiere: A Christmas Story’s Zack Ward Directs Restoration appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Review: Arnaud Desplechin's Intelligent And Warm 'My Golden Days'

18 March 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. As we've said before, the trend at Cannes this year is foreign-language filmmakers working in English, often for the first time. Both filmmakers and audiences could be forgiven for being cautious about some of these projects, given some recent high-profile misfires, and one of the reasons for that is "Jimmy P.," the English-language debut of acclaimed French helmer Arnaud Desplechin. A favorite of cinephiles, thanks to a string of whip-smart, deeply humane dramas like "Kings And Queens" and "A Christmas Story," he came unstuck with "Jimmy P," which received mostly disappointed notices at Cannes a few years back. Perhaps a little cowed by this, Desplechin has circled back to more familiar territory for his latest, "My Golden Days," and the good news is that it marks a real return to form. Read More: Love Blooms In This Exclusive »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii featuring Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things, Rage Of Honor, Excess Flesh, and More!

25 February 2016 12:30 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

A whole lotta reviewin’ goin’ on!

Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things

•             Release Date: Available Now on Blu-ray

•             Written By: Alan Ormsby, Bob Clark

•             Directed By: Bob Clark

•             Starring: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen

First up we have an early effort from comedy maestro Bob Clark (Porky’S, A Christmas Story… Ok, Ok, he die-rected the original Black Christmas and Deathdream too) titled Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things. Now, if you are of a certain age, you have doubtless seen this flick and know of its merits (or charming lack thereof), but for the majority of you, this is going to be your first time. So, much like that captain of the football team did on prom night, I’m going to gently ease you through this experience… or fondle you clumsily.

At the insistence of their boorish (that’s really too polite; douche-nozzle would probably be more accurate) stage director, »

- DanielXIII

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Fifteen Memorable Bullies in Movies

26 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So recently I watched A Christmas Story. And even though I watch the movie 24 hours a day during Christmas time, it’s great any time of year.Clearly tit’s one of your all time classics around the holidays. But what particularly drew my attention this 368th time around, was Scut Farkus. Man was he a vicious little bully huh? Those eyes, those braces. He was perfect. Although I do think the line “when I tell you to come, you better come” rubs me the wrong way. In any event, it reminded how awesome the role of bully is in movies. Which

Fifteen Memorable Bullies in Movies »

- Nat Berman

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Sundance 2016 Review: Rob Zombie’s 31 is a Viciously Fun Game of Survival

25 January 2016 11:45 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

31 was undoubtedly made for those of us who have enjoyed Zombie’s work over the years. It may not be as ambitious as The Lords of Salem or as epic as The Devil’s Rejects but, by and large, it’s a ton of blood-soaked fun that gives us real characters to connect with, introduces us to some incredibly twisted assassins and goes for broke at every possible turn.

The story feels like Zombie’s own horror-fied version of The Running Man (with a bit of a Kubrickian flavor to it) and features breakout performances from Richard Brake and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Folks who aren’t into Zombie’s work probably won’t enjoy 31, but any film that gives the amazing Meg Foster the opportunity to wield a chainsaw like a total badass is aces in my book.

31’s story is pretty straightforward; a group of carnies (Sheri Moon Zombie, »

- Heather Wixson

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Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

16 January 2016 11:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hey, let's dig up a rotting corpse, just for fun! A group of crazy Florida theater students plays a group of crazy Florida theater students in Bob Clark's no-budget, spirited attempt to ride in the wake of Night of the Living Dead. An hour of bad jokes is capped by a satisfying zombie onslaught that got the film a major release and launched a career. That's how a score of good directors got started in the 1970s. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Blu-ray Vci Entertainment 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 76 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin. Cinematography Jack McGowan Film Editor Gary Goch Art Direction Forest Carpenter Original Music Carl Zittrer Special Makeup Creator Alan Ormsby Written by Bob Clark, Alan Ormsby Produced by Gary Goch Directed by Bob Clark credited as Benjamin Clark

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things Blu-ray Release Details

11 January 2016 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The late, great Bob Clark gave holiday film fans two great presents with A Christmas Story and Black Christmas, but some view Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things as his greatest gift of all. If you're in the lattermost camp, then you'll be pleased to know that Vci Entertainment will release the cult zombie film on Blu-ray this February.

DVD Drive-In reports that Vci Entertainment's Blu-ray release of Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is scheduled to hit shelves on February 23rd.

Boasting a 2K restoration from the 35mm interpositive, this Blu-ray debut of the beloved 1972 film will come complete with a hearty helping of special features, including "two commentary tracks, video tributes to Bob Clark, the original theatrical trailer, music videos, and some very rare, and clever radio spots, which have not been heard since the original theatrical release, plus much more."

The release also comes with three »

- Derek Anderson

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