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Everything London Comedians Need to Know This October 2017

What with the end of summer and the lurking prospect of global thermonuclear war, you might think there’s not much to laugh about. But London’s comedy community knows better. All over the capital, there are classes, events, and laugh out loud stand-up nights just waiting to perk up those dark October nights. Ahead, check out what the city’s comedy scene has in store this month. Open Mics Voted the UK’s top comedy night by those funny people at the Guardian, Sunday Special at Up The Creek is clearly a great night out but they’re also offering aspiring comics the chance to join their gang. Email info@sundayspecial.co.uk to get an open spot on an upcoming Sunday when they say they will “squish you in.” Everyone’s got to start somewhere right? Why not at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell aka The Cav. Their
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Tim Matheson Remembers 'Animal House' Co-Star Stephen Furst: "He Was Brilliant"

Tim Matheson Remembers 'Animal House' Co-Star Stephen Furst:
Tim Matheson, who played Eric "Otter" Stratton in 1978's Animal House, really didn't care for Stephen Furst when the two men first met just prior to shooting the comedy classic. The problem: The Kent "Flounder" Dorfman actor was just too damn nice. However, the pair would go on to become good friends and work together on a couple of films, including 1984's Up the Creek. Furst died Saturday at the age of 63. Here, Matheson remembers his beloved Delta Tau Chi brother whom Otter fought for. 

It always cracked me up that for two days before we began shooting in the fall of...
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Animal House Star Stephen Furst Dies at 62

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Animal House Star Stephen Furst Dies at 62
The Hollywood acting community is in mourning once again after another beloved performer has passed away. Actor Stephen Furst, perhaps best known as playing Flounder in the comedy classic Animal House, has passed away at the age of 62, from complications due to diabetes. Here's what his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst had to say in a statement on the actor's Facebook page.

"Actor and comedian Stephen Furst died on June 16, 2017 due to complications from diabetes. Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing. To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment.
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Stephen Furst, 'Animal House' Actor, Dead at 63

Stephen Furst, 'Animal House' Actor, Dead at 63
Stephen Furst, the actor who portrayed "Flounder" in the classic comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, died Friday following complications from diabetes. He was 63.

Furst's sons Nathan and Griffith confirmed their father's death in a Facebook post. "Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as a brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing."

Furst is most remembered for playing bumbling
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In a Valley of Violence Review: Ti West Delivers with John Wayne Wick-lite

In a Valley of Violence Is a Small Western Packing a Bloody PunchFantasia Film Festival 2016

Writer/director Ti West’s filmography is populated mostly with dark genre fare of the thrilling and/or horrific variety, but while they typically have moments of humor you’d be hard-pressed to call any of them comedies. The possible exception there is his 2011 chiller, The Innkeepers, which delivers more than enough laughs and smiles to justify the label while also being legitimately scary. I’d argue it’s his best film due in part to the masterful balance in tone he creates throughout.

West’s latest leaves the horror genre behind all together for the dry, deadly desert of the post-Civil War American southwest, but while In a Valley of Violence is a traditional western through and through — perhaps too traditional at times —he once again imbues it with comedy and charisma that work beautifully to elevate the entertainment without stifling
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Off The Shelf – Episode 76 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, February 3rd 2016

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In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, January 26th 2016.

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Follow-Up Depatie-Freleng Supplements News Arrow Video: Cult Cinema sold out directly (Available from Amazon UK), BFI: Napoleon Criterion Collection: In A Lonely Place Disney: Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray 4/5 Flicker Alley: Blu-ray Mod, film noirs John Carpenter Lost Themes II Kino: Tijuana Toads, Roland and Rattfink, Beware! The Blob, Eleni, Fuzz, Absolution, Masters of Cinema: April announcements tomorrow Olive Films: April titles Second Run: teaming up with Arrow Video Shout! Scream: Manhunter cover, MST3K Vol 2, NightHawks, I Saw What You Did / You’ll Like My Mother Thunderbean: Flip the Frog and Cubby Bear Twilight Time: New February titles available for pre-order on Wednesday February 3rd: Where The Sidewalk Ends, Cowboy, The Big Heat,
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Off The Shelf – Episode 61 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, August 25th 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 25th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Honeymoon Killers Don Hertzfeldt’s Kickstarter News Arrow’s Us announcements for November French Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray release Spartacus Restoration Screenshots City of Lost Children 20th Anniversary Blu-ray KLStudio Classics – I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Delirious, Up The Creek Vincent Price Oop Moc Announcements: Shane, Robinson Crusoe On Mars, The Quiet Man New Releases

August 18th

Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Burn, Witch, Burn The Couch Trip Cruel Story Of Youth (Masters Of Cinema) Day for Night (Criterion) Diggstown Dressed to Kill Elena Face to Face aka Faccia A Faccia Hackers The Hunger La Sapienza La Grande Bouffe My Darling Clementine Navajo Joe
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Exclusive: Comedian Tom Stade talks Vegas marriage, gypsy fights and Frankie Boyle...

Few comedians command a stage as confidently as Tom Stade.

Imagine the unflinching demeanor and elegance of a peacock, then combine it with the self-assured confidence bestowed upon us by our mighty friend alcohol...and you're still not even close. Simply put, Tom Stade is the product of an innate love of comedy, a willingness to try anything and an attitude that can take as much as it leaves. When this man retires from the stage he leaves you hungry... hungry for comedy; hungry for realism; but above all, hungry for the cold hard truth.

In Tom's routines no stone is left unturned; no avenue to dark...and this Canadian born funnyman knows this. Heck, it's why - in just four years - the guy has gone from recognisable face to one of the UK's most popular comedians, selling out venues across the country.

But what goes on in the
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Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt Grimm Interview

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Grimm, the shot-in-Portland fantasy/thriller show, premieres tonight on NBC. Like a lot of modern shows, it mixes supernatural elements with the real in a way that recalls great genre shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and X-Files. We got a chance to talk to a number of the film’s stars, and did a set visit, but it seems the best way to introduce the show is through its producers and writers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. The duo have been working together for nearly thirty years, both having worked on features and television, Kouf most notably scripted The Hidden, Rush Hour and National Treasure, while Greenwalt was involved with X-Files, Buffy and Angel. They were happy to talk about the show. Check out what they had to say after the jump: I started by congratulating Kouf for his work on The Hidden, and also mentioned the shot-in-Oregon Up the Creek,
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Review: The Art of Hammer

If you're knowledgeable about your film history, a fan of classic horror movies or grew up a generation ago in the British Isles then you are familiar with the name of Hammer Films. While the company's origins lie in the 1930s, Hammer's film legacy truly began with its run of modestly budgeted gothic horror movies in the 1950s. Over the spread of the next three decades, the name of Hammer Films became synonymous with several actors like Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee who made their mark playing the doomed scientist or the prince of darkness, Count Dracula, respectively.

The Art of Hammer collects the movie poster artwork from Hammer's collection of films from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s. It was a time when British audiences ate up Hammer's high concept (but low budgeted) B-movies, films that offered frights, thrills and sometimes a glimpse of a young lass' bosum in her undergarments.
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The Unseen (DVD Review)

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While MGM’s recent Pumpkinhead DVD celebrates one of Stan Winston’s greatest triumphs outside of his usual role of FX creator, this new disc reveals a chapter in his filmmaking history that has gone, if not unseen, than largely unacknowledged. One reason for that is the fact that while Winston shares a story billing on the actual movie with fellow makeup master Tom Burman and director Peter Foleg, the writing credits in The Unseen’s ad and press material, and thus almost all of the film’s reviews, and even the billing block on the DVD case cite Foleg and three different co-scribes (among them Texas Chainsaw Massacre veteran Kim Henkel). Add the fact that “Foleg” himself is actually a pseudonym for Danny Steinmann, who would go on to direct the fifth Friday The 13th, and there’s the clear suggestion of a creative history as tortured as any of the onscreen victims,
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