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How ‘Pete’s Dragon’ & ‘Stranger Things’ Did Spielberg Nostalgia Better Than ‘The Bfg’

15 August 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With “Stranger Things” as the buzziest new show, and “Pete’s Dragon” gliding into theaters on the strongest reviews for a major studio release in months, 2016 could go down in the history books as the Summer of Spielberg — as long as you overlook the movie Steven Spielberg actually directed.

Both the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix series and David Lowery’s Disney remake are fueled by ’80s nostalgia, specifically the world captured as captured in 1982’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and 1985’s Spielberg-produced “The Goonies.” It’s a place of fractured families and corded phones, wood-paneled station wagons and well-meaning villains.

The vogue for Spielberg-esque entertainment is in some ways a simple matter of chickens coming home to roost: Lowery was born in 1980; the Duffer twins, Matt and Ross, in 1984. “E.T.” and its infinite lesser derivatives would have entered their consciousness before they gained the ability to distinguish one from the other. »

- Sam Adams

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Lumberjanes Adaptation Finds Its Director, Emily Carmichael

10 August 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The Wrap just announced that Emily Carmichael will direct the adaptation of the young girls coming of age comic book series Lumberjanes from Boom! Box comics. If you thought a coming of age show like Stranger Things was lacking girl power this is your answer. Considered a female version of “The Goonies, “Lumberjanes” tells the story of five young girls at summer camp who must unite to fight a supernatural threat to the camp and the surrounding forest. Carmichael has earned her stripes in short films for handful of years now and feature film jobs are starting to come at her at a quick pace. Only three months ago she was attached to write and direct the family adventure filck Powerhouse for producers Steven Speilberg and...

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Holy Kitten! Emily Carmichael is directing 'Lumberjanes'

10 August 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Strange things are afoot at summer camp! Boom! Studios Lumberjanes looks to have found its director. And it's a woman. Created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, Lumberjanes has been a big hit for Boom! Studios from the very beginning. The Eisner Award-winning all-ages series follows a group of girls named Mal, Ripley, Molly, April, and Jo at summer camp, where they get into some supernatural escapades. It's as if Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Goonies had a baby that really loved puns. The camp name? Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. It's great. The Wrap reports Emily Carmichael is set to direct the adaptation for 20th Century Fox. Boom! execs Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Adam Yoelin are serving as producers and Will Widger is writing the screenplay. At the time of the original adaptation announcement, that was a cause for »

- Jill Pantozzi

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The Movie Crypt’s 3-Day Podcast Fundraising Marathon for Yorkie Charity Begins Tonight!

5 August 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This weekend, filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch will stay up 48 hours straight for a live marathon of their popular podcast, The Movie Crypt. Usually such an endeavor would only be attempted by unfortunate teenagers tormented by Freddy Krueger, but Green and Lynch are looking to keep their eyelids open for a good cause: to help raise money for Save a Yorkie Resuce, Inc, a charity that offers much-needed care for Yorkshire terriers still looking for a happy home.

Beginning at 7:00pm Pt tonight and ending at 7:00pm Pt on Sunday night, the 48-hour podcast marathon will feature non-stop exclusives that will delight listeners into the wee hours of the night, beyond the mists of early morning, through the sun-soaked hours of midday, and all evening long. The Movie Crypt marathon will broadcast live on GeekNation.com’s homepage.

In addition to their always intriguing insights on filmmaking, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Best Films From Our Childhood

4 August 2016 2:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film and entertainment’s biggest weekend is coming, with three nights and two days of the best cinematic experiences money can buy as American Airlines presents Empire Live hits The O2, London on 23rd-25th September 2016.

This year, Empire Live will be hosting a special 30th anniversary screening of Stand by Me as well as a screening of Labyrinth as a tribute to the late great David Bowie. To celebrate, we take a look at some of the best films from our childhood that still strike a chord with us today.

Stand by Me (1986) Directed by Rob Reiner

Thirty years ago Rob Reiner sent four boys on a journey along a railway line in rural Oregon in search of a dead body. In doing so, he created a modern classic. Based on a novella by Stephen King, Stand by Me stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O »

- The Hollywood News

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5 Places From Movies You Should Never Eat

31 July 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When it comes to eateries in film, you can never be too sure.

In K-Shop – out on DVD 1st August – a kebab shop owner takes revenge on the boozed-fuelled, aggro customers by sticking them in doner meat. It’s the latest in a long and very grisly line of places you really should be careful about dining at in the movies.

To help you avoid a bellyache (or worse) we’ve put together this rundown of the five places to avoid at all costs…

Best Kebab

As Seen In: K-shop (2016)

Where: Bournemouth

Description: Your standard city centre kebab house. Can get a tad raucous on the weekend.

The Chef: Salah (Ziad Abaza), who takes over the shop and turns vigilante after his father is killed in an altercation with some drunken customers.

Clientele: Piss-heads, ASBOs, and stag-doers. Your standard Friday night mob, in other words.

Today’s Special: A mixed doner – a mixture of piss-heads, »

- Tom Fordy

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‘Stranger Things’: Watch a Video of Netflix’s Throwback Series Side by Side With Its Retro Influences

27 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you’ve watched “Stranger Things,” you’ll surely have noticed by now that Netflix’s latest binge-worthy show is replete with references to ’80s movies. (And if you haven’t watched “Stranger Things,” why haven’t you watched “Stranger Things”?) Courtesy of an intrepid Vimeo user, one Ulysse Thevenon, you can now see excerpts of the Duffer Brothers’ throwback series side by side with the movies that have most visibly influenced it, a few of which are from the ’70s.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Featurette: Winona Ryder On Her Harrowing, Emotional Performance In Her First Major TV Role

Set to the show’s instant-classic theme song — itself a bit of John Carpenter worship — the nearly five-minute video is unsurprisingly heavy in Steven Spielberg clips. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” abound in the video, which features no diegetic sound from either “Stranger Things” or the rest of its influences, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Stranger Things’: Watch a Video of Netflix’s Throwback Series Side by Side With Its Retro Influences

27 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve watched “Stranger Things,” you’ll surely have noticed by now that Netflix’s latest binge-worthy show is replete with references to ’80s movies. (And if you haven’t watched “Stranger Things,” why haven’t you watched “Stranger Things”?) Courtesy of an intrepid Vimeo user, one Ulysse Thevenon, you can now see excerpts of the Duffer Brothers’ throwback series side by side with the movies that have most visibly influenced it, a few of which are from the ’70s.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Featurette: Winona Ryder On Her Harrowing, Emotional Performance In Her First Major TV Role

Set to the show’s instant-classic theme song — itself a bit of John Carpenter worship — the nearly five-minute video is unsurprisingly heavy in Steven Spielberg clips. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” abound in the video, which features no diegetic sound from either “Stranger Things” or the rest of its influences, »

- Michael Nordine

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The Goonies Never Say Die This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli!

24 July 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“C’mon Mikey, give me a lickery kiss!”

The Goonies (1985) plays this weekend (July 29th and 30th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Four kids – Mikey (Sean Astin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Mouth (Corey Feldman) and Data (Ke Huy Quan) who call themselves “The Goonies” finds a map in the attic of Mikey’s house. Their beloved neighborhood is about to become a golf course, so they go out on an adventure to find lost buried treasure. Unfortunately, three crooks Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) with her sons Jake (Robert Davi) and Francis (Joe Pantoliano) are also seeking the treasure.

One of the most beloved movies of the 80’s, The Goonies is a timeless adventure from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg that has stood the test of time.

The Goonies has youth, fun, and excitement by the truckload but also »

- Tom Stockman

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Ten Favorite Things About Stranger Things

23 July 2016 7:54 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Kieran, here.  There’s something to be said about earnest storytelling in television.  It often comes packaged in projects that are deeply flawed, but somehow those flaws contribute to what make the show a singular experience. Such is the case with Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which premiered a week ago to much fanfare and online discussion.

Though “Stranger Things,” created by Matt and Ross Duffer very blatantly poaches elements from some very familiar markers it doesn’t resemble anything else on television at the moment. The aforementioned earnestness of this series about supernatural and…well, stranger things happening in 1983 small town Indiana could have easily served as a liability, but becomes one of the show’s greatest strengths. 

All of my defenses were up going into my viewing of “Stranger Things”. 80s-era Spielberg holds little personal resonance as it does for others. I’ve never seen The Goonies. I have »

- Kieran Scarlett

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

19 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix’s new sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” premiered last Friday to positive critical reception, with many critics noting the series’ debts to the work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. There are many who have already binged the whole series already and there are plenty who still haven’t started, but Netflix has provided some great trivia about the series that will be fun for new or experience viewers.

Read More: Meet ‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Millie Bobby Brown, aka Lucky Number Eleven

For those who are intrigued by the series’ synth score, the composers of the soundtrack are Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, two members of an Austin synth band called Survive. They have written over 13 hours of music for “Stranger Things.” Meanwhile, the title sequence was inspired by the work of Richard Greenberg, who designed a number of classic 80s title sequences, such as “Alien,” “Altered States, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

19 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s new sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” premiered last Friday to positive critical reception, with many critics noting the series’ debts to the work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. There are many who have already binged the whole series already and there are plenty who still haven’t started, but Netflix has provided some great trivia about the series that will be fun for new or experience viewers.

Read More: Meet ‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Millie Bobby Brown, aka Lucky Number Eleven

For those who are intrigued by the series’ synth score, the composers of the soundtrack are Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, two members of an Austin synth band called Survive. They have written over 13 hours of music for “Stranger Things.” Meanwhile, the title sequence was inspired by the work of Richard Greenberg, who designed a number of classic 80s title sequences, such as “Alien,” “Altered States, »

- Vikram Murthi

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How Stranger Things Evoked Familiar Things (E.T.! Goonies! Freddy!) While Delivering Fresh, Fun Thrills

19 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stranger Things were happening this past weekend for those who sampled and wound up bingeing all eight episodes of Netflix’s new drama series.

(Basic plotline/mild spoilers follow, until I announce otherwise. And I will announce otherwise.)

VideosStranger Things: Watch a Trailer for Winona Ryder Supernatural Drama

Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer (who cowrote a few episodes of Wayward Pines) and set in a small Indiana town circa 1983, Stranger Things revolves around the vanishing of a young boy, Will Byers , which comes on the heels of something escaping from a local, “secret” government lab lorded over by Dr. »

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A Look Back at Corey Feldman's Roller Coaster Life and Career After the Release of His New Album

18 July 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Corey Feldman has a lot to be thankful for on his 45th birthday. The former child star, who turned 45 on Saturday, recently released a new double-album titled Angelic 2 the Core, which had been in the works for over a decade. "I feel very grateful and very lucky to be alive still, to have any kind of semblance of normal life," he tells the AP. "I am blessed to have a beautiful child, a beautiful home, a beautiful girlfriend and a beautiful career ... I don't take any of it for granted." This is the fifth album Feldman has released under his recording moniker, »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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A Look Back at Corey Feldman's Roller Coaster Life and Career After the Release of His New Album

18 July 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Corey Feldman has a lot to be thankful for on his 45th birthday. The former child star, who turned 45 on Saturday, recently released a new double-album titled Angelic 2 the Core, which had been in the works for over a decade. "I feel very grateful and very lucky to be alive still, to have any kind of semblance of normal life," he tells the AP. "I am blessed to have a beautiful child, a beautiful home, a beautiful girlfriend and a beautiful career ... I don't take any of it for granted." This is the fifth album Feldman has released under his recording moniker, »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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The Stars of Stranger Things Dish on the Show’s "Gnarly, Weird Monster"

15 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Thanks to a heavy dose of mystery and some nostalgic teasers, Netflix's Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated shows of the Summer. Since we couldn't deal with the suspense any more, Popsugar tried to pry a few fun secrets out of David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown, who respectively star as a gruff, apathetic police chief and a little girl named Eleven who may or may not be able to move things with her mind. From discussing the perils of trying to squeeze into polyester pants to exactly which episode of the first season will have your jaw on the floor, we're more pumped than ever to bingewatch the show this weekend. Popsugar: A few horror/sci-fi TV shows and movies with an '80s vibe have popped up lately, like It Follows and Wayward Pines. What do you think will make Stranger Things stand out from them, »

- Quinn Keaney

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TV News: Walking, Stranger, Catastrophe, Rebels

14 July 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Walking Dead

The first official artwork for the seventh season of "The Walking Dead" has gone online ahead of the first trailer premiere which will take place at the San Diego Comic Con next Friday and will then likely go online very shortly afterwards. The new season premieres on AMC on Sunday, October 9th and you can check out a large version of the artwork right here.

Stranger Things

Netflix's eight-part science fiction nostalgia series "Stranger Things" premieres in a few ours, with the streaming service launching the opening eight-minute segment online. Scoring rave reviews from the critics, the show is said to be a big ol' love letter to the likes of Steven Spielberg and classic Stephen King, something akin to "The Goonies" and "E.T.".

Catastrophe

Amazon has greenlit two additional seasons of its critically-acclaimed series "Catastrophe". The comedy follows an Irish woman and an American man who, »

- Garth Franklin

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How Winona Ryder's Child Star Past Bonded Her with Her Stranger Things Costars

12 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Winona Ryder, who started her own Hollywood career when she was just entering her teens, reveals shared experience with her young costars from Netflix's Stranger Things did inspire some fond, maternal feelings. "The kids were amazing - it's really their show," Ryder told People at the premiere of the atmospheric adventure/horror series in Los Angeles. "They were just remarkable!" The series, set in small town Indiana in 1983, follows a set of preteens and a set of teenagers in the wake of the paranormal disappearance of a local boy. "It was really nice to see that these particular actors genuinely enjoyed acting, »

- Scott Huver

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Forget The Bfg, Spielberg ain’t past it yet…

9 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on what the future holds for Steven Spielberg following the box office disappointment of The Bfg

This week, The Bfg joined this year’s list of ‘illustrious’ flops, at least in the Us where it tanked hard as it released off the back of Indepedence Day: Resurgence and the much more successful Finding Dory. That puts it in the same house as The Huntsman’s Winter War, Gods of Egypt & Zoolander 2. A Steven Spielberg movie. Based on a legendary children’s book by Roald Dahl. This can’t be right, surely? Well for whatever reason, nobody wanted to smell what The Bfg was cooking, and almost immediately commentators and sites decried this box office failure as the metaphorical ‘death of Spielberg’, suggesting the master of modern cinema has lost his magic touch with the takings and, moreover, has lost that special ingredient which made him arguably the »

- Tony Black

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