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If you missed the Gecko brothers face off against the neck-chomping creatures of the night on El Rey Network earlier this year, don’t despair: you can pop season one of the series into your Blu-ray or DVD player. For those that have already seen it, we have a breakdown of the special features that may be worth your while:
“From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn, swooping onto Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all 10 Season One episodes, including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sánchez(The Blair Witch Project). This supernatural series, based on Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 1996 cult classic film of the same name (starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek and Tarantino), centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead. Escaping across »
- Jonathan James
"Excalibur" was a formative theatrical experience for me. It was one of the first R-rated films I specifically decided I wanted to see in a theater. I'd seen other R-rated films before that, but always at random and because someone else decided I was going to see it. With "Excalibur," I was crazy to see it, and the film landed on me like a ton of bricks. Surreal, violent, beautiful, explicit, and for a mythology nut, seeing how the film dealt with each of the characters, each of the Arthurian archetypes, I was in love. One of the guys who made an impression in the film was a young Liam Neeson, and for the rest of the '80s, he racked up a number of performances where, good film or bad, he made an impression. How could he not? No one else looked like him. Slightly over eight feet tall, »
- Drew McWeeny
From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn, swooping onto Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all 10 Season One episodes, including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project). This supernatural series, based on Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 1996 cult classic film of the same name (starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek and Tarantino), centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead. Escaping across the Mexican border with a family of hostages, the Gecko brothers take a detour to a strip club that's populated by bloodsucking creatures of the night.
From Dusk Till Dawn returns to El Rey Network in 2015 with brand-new episodes for its eagerly awaited second season.
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
“The Voice” has probably helped no one’s career as much as coach Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5. While they certainly weren’t dormant, the NBC talent reality show revived the band and brought them back to a level they hadn’t seen since their breakthrough, 2002’s “Songs About Jane.” Ever since 2011’s “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring fellow sometimes “Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 has seldom been of a pop or AC chart. Just as Maroon 5 did on its last album, 2012’s “Overexposed,” for new set, “V,” the group also enlisted a phalanx of hit songwriters and producers — Ryan Tedder, Shellback, Dr. Luke, Sia, Stargate, Benny Blanco— to come up with the poppiest of pop material. The result is a shiny, pristine album that sounds great, if a little anodyne and generic. Maroon 5’s self-penned earliest hits like “This Love” and “Harder To Breathe” were less well-crafted, »
- Melinda Newman
IFC has sent over the official word on its upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Jim Mickle's (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) latest flick, Cold in July (review). Read on for all the details you need and more!
Cold in July Release Details
A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen - and unimaginable - consequences in the simmering thriller Cold In July.
The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and Mpi Media Group on September 30, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane ("Dexter" star Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Richard »
- Steve Barton
Filmmaker Thomas Carter has a penchant for sports-related entertainment. As an actor, early in his career, he starred on the basketball-centric TV show The White Shadow. He segued from actor to director on the show for its final season – and since then he has directed a number of television programs from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice. He returned to the high school basketball film-genre with the Samuel L Jackson headlining Coach Carter – and this Friday, he shifts sports to high-school football with the release of When The Game Stands Tall. In talking with Carter though, he is quick to point out that it isn’t necessarily sports that drew him to these films, but the choreography inherent in such activities (Carter also directed the dance-centric films Swing Kids and Save the Last Dance). In the following interview with Carter, the candid filmmaker discusses his love for choreography, the differences in shooting a basketball vs. »
- Tommy Cook
Whether playing a vengeful preacher in Red Headed Stranger or a killer version of himself on USA's Monk, Willie Nelson is as at home in front of a camera as he is onstage. With a natural charisma and a drawling way with dialogue (his phrasing is as unique as the way he sings), Nelson has been casting bait for directors since Sydney Pollack first placed him opposite Robert Redford in 1979's The Electric Horseman. We count down a dozen of his most memorable roles, including his epic 1986 Miami Vice appearance and — run for the border! »
Keating appeared in other soap operas, including Port Charles and All My Children, and had numerous TV and film credits that included The Thomas Crown Affair, Brideshead Revisited, Awakenings and The Bodyguard.
Keating also was nominated three other times in the 1990s for Daytime Emmys for his work on Another World before his win, and for a Tony Award as best actor for his role in the 1986 revival of Joe Orton’s Loot. He appeared in a number of other TV shows, TV movies and miniseries, including Alias, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Miami Vice, Sex and the City and Hotel.
Keating was born Oct. 22, 1941 in London and died Saturday. He is survived by his wife, »
- The Deadline Team
Remember Taneleer Tivan, The Collector? That David Bowie-looking guy who appeared at the end of Thor: The Dark World and made a similarly fleeting appearance in this week’s crazy sci-fi blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy? Well, beneath the eccentricities, the mincing and the hairpiece of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was multiple award winning, Puerto Rican character actor Benicio del Toro, in his first big screen role since…well, we’ll get to that soon enough. It’s a bit of a funny turn for a man with an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award to his name – for the same movie, no less – and it got us to thinking how he’d gotten here.
Born to a couple of lawyers, with an older brother who went into the medical profession, del Toro was something of »
- Tom Baker
Welcome back to Mystery DVD Club. The idea behind this is simple: we went and bought a whole host of films that we hadn't heard of before, none of which cost us more than a few pounds. Then, we sent them to a bunch of our writers, without telling them what 'film' they were going to receive. Could we unearth a hidden gem? Aliya is hopeful...
When you start looking into the career of Isaac Hayes, you find out he was good at a lot of things. He co-wrote great hits such as Soul Man and When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. He produced a lot of brilliant records for Stax. He was a hugely successful singer, and reinterpreted a lot of Burt Bacharach classics into long soulful epics. He was the voice of Chef in South Park. »
Directed by Jim Mickle
Written by Nick Damici
Fans of pulp fiction will get a kick out of Cold in July, a gritty – at times bloody – and darkly funny crime yarn directed by provocateur Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland). This rigid and enthralling Texas thriller is one the most hyperbolic and stylish crime yarns in years. Think Drive, but with a better cast – a better script – and a sense of humour as sharp as a knife.
Jim Mickle’s violent black comedy stars Michael C. Hall as Richard Dane, a suburban family man who has a small-town framing shop, a beautiful wife and son – and a gun hidden away in the house which he should have no business owning. The opening scene gets the plot moving fairly quickly as he confronts and then fatally shoots a burglar who’s broken into his home. The local sheriff »
This review contains spoilers.
7.3 Fire In The Hole
Ding dong the witch is dead! No, we haven’t lost the Divine Miss Holly, but this week, True Blood made good on its cast-cull promises, and ripped the ass, sorry heart, out of Dame ‘Unhealthy Obsession with Her Son’ Fortenberry. It seems there is a TV God after all. It wasn’t all good news though – this is the True Blood-verse, and every fantastic event has to be paid for with at least two horrific events and a very large dose of misery. The TV God giveth, and once again, the TV God taketh away...
Yes, in order for us to so thoroughly enjoy the sight of Dame Fortenberry’s still-beating heart glistening on the asphalt, we »
Who knew they were friends? Will Arnett and Don Johnson showed what a small town Hollywood really is when they stepped out together in Portofino, Italy, earlier this week. The two appear to be vacationing there with other pals and loved ones, including Johnson's second wife, Kelley Phleger. The Arrested Development star, 44, and the Miami Vice alum, 64, were photographed strolling through the coastal village on Monday, June 23. Both were dressed casually—Arnett in a green T-shirt and gray shorts, and Johnson in a gray T-shirt, [...] »
Up-and-coming actress Dakota Johnson took a major risk when she signed on to play the female lead Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James' bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. The raunchy erotic story has Johnson, 24, playing a young woman in a boundary-pushing S&M relationship—a role her father, actor Don Johnson, has some opinions about. The famed Miami Vice star, 64, has been doing press to promote his new movie Cold in July, and has, of course, been asked about his daughter's recent [...] »
"It's a little bit frosty," she said. When asked with whom, she replied: "Louis."
After Norton asked if things were still off with her and Walsh, she joked: "They were never on!"
Speaking about her return to the ITV show, Cole continued: "There was a lot of grovelling to get me back once Simon was on board. It feels like I've never been away".
Cole also spoke about her highly-publicised bum tattoo, saying: "After I had malaria I created a 'f**k it list' - because life's too short - and the tattoo was on the list.
"It was in the £1000s, »
Crockett and Tubbs, meet Fallon and Higgins. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and his announcer Steve Higgins donned pastels to spoof the beloved television cop show “Miami Vice” for an opening sequence. See video: Chris Christie and Jimmy Fallon Present ‘The Evolution of Dad Dancing’ “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is taping four shows in Orlando starting Monday, and apparently while they were in the general vicinity of Miami they figured they would channel Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas (Crockett and Tubbs). Clearly, these two belong to the city. Even if they're a little bit confused about which city they're in. »
- Tim Kenneally
It’s a tough job, rose lovers, but someone has to travel to Mexico to help members of the Bachelor “family” continue their weird and objectively gross inbreeding find “love.” And that someone is Mr. Chris Harrison. As you can see here from this first look at Harrison on the job at Bachelor in Paradise, the dress code for facilitating fairy-tale romance in Mexico — where Bip is shooting — is far more relaxed than it is in America. I have so many thoughts. Click the photo for a full-length version and let’s discuss.
*Is it me, or is Harrison giving »
- Kristen Baldwin
Has your favorite TV show been canceled, gotten stuck in repeats or gone off the air for a long hiatus? You might find solace at your local comicbook store.
The racks these days are still filled with comics about Batman and Captain America, but they also contain their fair share of four-color titles about “Star Trek” and “My Little Pony.” Idw Publishing recently restarted a series about Fox’s “24,” in tandem with the network’s new limited series “24: Live Another Day.” In March, Lion Forge Comics launched a digital comic about an old favorite, NBC’s “Miami Vice,” the latest in a series of comicbook partnerships with the Peacock. The company also produces digital comics based on old series like “Saved by the Bell,” “Punky Brewster” and “Airwolf.”
Networks have long adopted popular comicbook tales for the smallscreen, as made plain by series that range from 1978’s “The Incredible »
- Brian Steinberg
It’s the Sunday Quiz again here at Flickering Myth, and with the UK release of 22 Jump Street this weekend [read our review here], we thought we’d turn our attention to American Cop Shows. So, if you know The Wire from The Shield, 21 Jump Street from Miami Vice, and Hill Street Blues from NYPD Blue, then put your knowledge to the test in our quiz….
Question 1 Npyd Blue Hawaii Five-o Hill Street Blues
Question 2 The Shield The Wire CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Question 3 Dragnet The Mod Squad The Untouchables
Question 4 Miami Vice Starsky & Hutch 21 Jump Street
Question 5 Cagney & Lacey Starsky & Hutch Charlie's Angels
Question 6 Miami Vice The Wire 21 Jump Street
Question 8 The Shield The Commish T.J. Hooker
Question 10 T.J. Hooker Magnum, P.I. Walker, Texas Ranger
Question 11 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cagney & Lacey Starsky & Hutch
Question 12 The »
- Gary Collinson
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