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Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright will be on hand for a groovy 35mm double bill of The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II at this October's Beyond Fest, held in Los Angeles and presented by Shudder. Other screening highlights include the Kurt Russell-starring Bone Tomahawk, Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, the Henry Rollins-starring He Never Died, and much more.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, September 3, 2015- Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the Us, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.
With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present »
- Derek Anderson
Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.
Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?
1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna
The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.
2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's
Somewhere out there, a paperboy is still looking for his "two dollars."
It's been three decades, but we're still chuckling at the absurdly surreal "Better Off Dead." When it opened 30 years ago (on August 23, 1985), the dark comedy about a lovelorn suicidal teen cemented John Cusack's newly-minted leading man status. It also introduced moviegoers to the warped sense of humor of director Savage Steve Holland.
Since then, Cusack has enjoyed a celebrated career, while his castmates have taken paths as twisted as the movie that made them famous. Here's what's become of the "Better Off Dead" players in the years since they brought us one-legged ski races, dancing hamburgers, and vengeful newsboys.
- Gary Susman
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Ace Hotel has several amazing photos by Stefanie Zoche and Sabine Haubitz of movie theatres in India. It sure makes us wish our neighborhood multiplex gave a damn about conjuring excitement for going out to the movies.We love Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin, but it undoubtedly a difficult film to market. Most trailers have tried to pass of this contemplative drama as an action movie, but the above trailer gets the closest, so far, to the tone of the entire film.Speaking of trailers, we don't know what to say or think about the one for Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which seems to be combining the lean look of his great Pain & Gain with the "seriousness" of Pearl Harbor and his gross, overall »
Manny Camacho reviews Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp…
Normally I have my ‘Good, Bad, and Ugly’ breakdown in my reviews but I’m foregoing my normal process for this series. Because that would presume there is significant material for me to write to fill in the sections for ‘Good, Great…And Amazing’ – which there really is not. The only saving grace (if you want to say there is one) is Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd.
This series is so forceful in its attempt at humor I continually kept wondering if my own sense of humor had melted away–lost in time or if there was something inherently wrong with this show. In one example (early on) Molly Shannon had a strange dance routine (not really strange as she always break out into dance in her skits), ending it with what appeared to be the old Superstar dance move. »
- Manny Camacho
Following up on yesterday’s article on Love & Mercy, which features one of the best John Cusack performances to date, I wanted to look at his whole career and list his all time best work. As such, a new top ten list is here for your reading pleasure. This one obviously looks at Cusack’s best so far, which sadly has yet to garner him an Academy Award nomination. Hopefully he’ll score with Oscar one day, but regardless, he remains an underrated actor in Hollywood. Take a look below, and be sure to check him out in Love & Mercy this weekend, which again is one of his top notch turns. Enjoy! Here now is a look at Cusack’s ten best performances so far: 10. The Raven – Not many people give Cusack credit for this one, but he does a much better job than you’d expect, considering the silly premise. »
- Joey Magidson
It has been said that John Hughes perfected the teenage experience with films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, but the teen films that followed the Hughes empire added a tougher bite to the idyllic suburban upbringing. Between the success of Clueless and the seeming “end” of modern teen films with Mean Girls’, teen films were crafted by throwing convention and controversy to the wind. 24-year-old critic/writer/director Charlie Lyne is a man after my own heart. Thanks to the wonderful world of Netflix, I was able to catch his documentary Beyond Clueless, a film that uses the narrative of late 90s/00s teen films to analyze the high school experience. There are plenty of “coming-of-age” documentaries that sample from the world of John Hughes but Beyond Clueless gives an analysis of the teen world of the pre and post Columbine inhabitants with the assistance of over 200 teen »
- BJ Colangelo
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Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. HollywoodChicago.com was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.
Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
“Now that’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that!”
Better Off Dead plays midnights this weekend (May 1st and 2nd) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series (and tickets are 8 dollars, not 2!).
In Better Off Dead (1984), John Cusack plays Lane, a loser who has just lost his girlfriend and tries several times to attempt suicide to escape his miserable life. Of course he fails with hilarious results and finds reason to live in the hopes of getting her back while unwittingly falling in love with a French foreign exchange student (the super-sexy Dinae Franklin). Better Off Dead contains lots of standard ‘80s teen themes; The Girl you want. The Car you want. Parents that are just plain weird. The Guy that is better (or so you think) than you. The Job you hate. The »
- Tom Stockman
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”
Blade Runner plays midnights this weekend (April 24th and 25th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
Blade Runner is the movie that all the other “sci-fi” films of the last 20 years have been trying, unsuccessfully, to live up to. Some of them have achieved more compelling action, some spiffy CGI effects, but none of them can match the grandeur of this film’s vision or its colorful gallery of characters. It’s a film meant to be savored on the big screen and lucky St. Louis film fans will have that opportunity this weekend midnights at The Tivoli. »
- Tom Stockman
“You’re wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty”
Howl’S Moving Castle (subtitled) plays midnights this weekend (April 17th and 18th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
St. Louis has Ghibli fever (sounds serious!) and the only cure is…..a midnight show of a Hayao Miyazaki movie! The ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series books a Miyazaki film every quarter and it always packs ‘em in. This weekend, it’s his 2004 epic Howl’S Moving Castle.
Howl’S Moving Castle is set in a fantasy version of Europe where magic and technology coexist. Sophie is a young girl in a small town of a nation on the verge of war; she is very mature and responsible but is also very shy and unconfident. One night she is visited by the Witch of Watse, »
- Tom Stockman
“Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!”
Beetlejuice plays this weekend (April 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
It’s showtime! The spring season of the Tivoli Theater’s ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ midnight series really kicks off this weekend (unless you count this past weekend’s Rocky Horror) with the 1988 favorite Beetlejuice
There’s never been a horror comedy like Tim Burton’ Beetlejuice before or since. The film is a nugget of precise mayhem that never seems to get old. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman’s partnership is at or near its peak at this point in their careers, delivering a perfect blend of wildly original visuals and unusually appropriate musical cues, and they get plenty of extra help from the cast; Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice (Burton originally wanted Sammy Davis Jr for the role! »
- Tom Stockman
It was a wild weekend at the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis! The temperature was in the mid-’50s and fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show lined up along Delmar several hours in advance for the street party that always precedes the midnight screenings of the venerable cult classic. Usually the Tivoli waits until October to Show Rocky, but the April playdate payed off as both Friday and Saturday night’s shows were sell-outs. They probably won’t show Rocky Horror again until next October, but the upcoming line-up for the ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli show is sweeeeet!:
April 10-11 Beetlejuice
April 17-18 Howl’S Moving Castle subtitled
May 1-2 Better Off Dead
May 8-9 Mad Max
May 15-16 Watership Down
May 22-23 The Thing
We Are Movie Geeks was there at the Tivoli Saturday night to snap pics »
- Tom Stockman
Whether or not you spent your morning hunting for plastic eggs filled with chocolate delights, TVLine’s got another sweet treat for you to open.
RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!
Yep, it’s Quotes of the Week — a collection of zingers, one-liners, bon mots and retorts from the last seven days of the small screen.
RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Leftovers, Masters of Sex, Flash, Bones, Castle, Grimm, Empire and More
Since here on the East Coast we’re still waiting for the last of our snow mounds to melt, you can be forgiven for doubting that spring has actually sprung. But let your friends at TVLine assure you: Not only have the seasons changed but May is right around the corner. How can we be so certain? Because — ta-da! — it’s time for our annual May Sweeps Scorecard!
RelatedApril Calendar: Premieres, Finales and More
Same as ever, the teaserpalooza is jam-packed with intel about who’ll be getting laid to rest (or just laid) and saying “I do” (or hearing »
When The CW’s Arrow resumes Season 3 on April 15… well, a lot is going down, as suggested by this new, extended promo.
You’ve got Oliver teaming up with the Atom. There’s a plan to bust Roy out of the clink.
Oh, and there’s removed eyeglasses, unhooked undergarments and a caressed scarred chest.
RelatedArrow Recap: Better Off Dead — Plus, New Clues About Felicity’s Dad?
I’m off to the dentist, so I’ll hush now. Besides, y’all have pressed play already. But I’m expecting 100 comments by the time I get this filling renewed! »
ABC’s The Middle (with 7.6 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating) and The Goldbergs (7.2 mil/1.9) this Wednesday each ticked up in audience but slipped two tenths in the demo.
Modern Family (9.3 mil/2.9) was flat in the demo, while black-ish (7.4 mil/2.4) popped 16 and 14 percent. Nashville (5.1 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth, tying its season low.
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Heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for Bobby Singer.
RelatedThe CW Sets Season Finales for Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and More
Bobby’s all for getting back in the game since the afterlife isn’t, well, quite as heavenly for the hunter as Beaver imagined it would be, the actor tells TVLine below. He also previews Bobby’s worries about Dean’s Mark of Cain plight and »
“I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”
I gotta say – this lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ may be the best ever! It’s almost like they let me choose them myself (which they did not). It’s a great selection with an unusually cool variety of standards and classics to draw the late night movie buff crowd.
The awesome line-up of midnight movies begins April 3rd and 4th with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (usually the series ends with Rocky in October so we’ll see how it does in April – meaning will it sell out in advance or on the night of?). The roster includes one Miyazaki (attendance insurance), the animated Watership Down (the uneven 1978 version of Richard Adams’ 1972 cult novel about rabbits) and cult comedy nuggets »
- Tom Stockman
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