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It’s one of the more disturbing films based around the idea of going to war since it starts in boot camp and shows the absolute horrors that can befall an enlisted man before he ever sets foot on the battlefield. Full Metal Jacket was one of those films you actually cringed at when you watched it because you couldn’t imagine that someone could possibly be so cruel to another human being. Then you remember that it’s all in preparation for war and you still cringe because the guys doing the training seem like they’re just as bad as the enemy.
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Full Metal Jacket” »
This week’s list of horror-themed home entertainment releases is almost exhausting, as we have well over 30 titles coming our way on September 12th. For those who may have missed them in theaters earlier this year, you can now finally catch up with both The Mummy (2017) and It Comes At Night, as they’re both headed home on multiple formats.
Cult film fans should keep an eye out for an array of releases this Tuesday, including The Fox With A Velvet Tail, The Resurrected, the standard two-disc Blu-ray for Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Creep Behind the Camera, Spider, and Don Coscarelli’s entire Phantasm series comes home in a five-disc DVD set from Well Go USA.
The Fox With A Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro, »
- Heather Wixson
Several years after unleashing clever zombies with an appetite for brains in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to home media in high definition on September 12th, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
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- Derek Anderson
Vincent D’Onofrio’s résumé is as lengthy as it is diverse, from a starring role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket to villainous turns in The Cell and Jurassic World, a run on Law And Order: Criminal Intent, and more recently Marvel’s Daredevil. D’Onofrio’s experience behind the camera shouldn’t be ignored either, as he’s produced and directed a number of short films. It’s safe to say he has some insight in the realm of filmmaking. So we asked him to list his favorite five films, the results of which you can see in the video above. »
- Baraka Kaseko
Several years after unleashing clever zombies in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to Blu-ray on September 12th with a final list of bonus features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory:
Press Release: Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic The Resurrected, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (Zodiac, Full Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High). On September 12, 2017,Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment is proud to presentTHE Resurrected on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, »
- Derek Anderson
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The HollyShorts 13th annual short film festival begins Thursday, Aug. 10, at Tcl Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood with a jam-packed slate of films for its opening night. Out of the 4,000 films submitted, 400 short films will screen in competition at various venues through Aug. 19.
Highlights of the star-heavy event include the John Stamos project InGenue-ish; 11th Hour, starring Salma Hayek; Jamie Mayer's Crowbar Smile; Without Grace with Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale); and Control by »
- Helen Murphy
Olivia Wilde has the cutest family outings!
The 33-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share an adorable new snap of her family.
"We roll deep," Wilde captioned a photo of herself out on a walk with son Otis, 3, daughter Daisy, 9 months, and their new pup, Elvis.
While Otis and Daisy appear to be in great spirits in the pic, Wilde recently revealed that Otis is "like a drill sergeant" at home.
"I don't know who let him watch Full Metal Jacket, but he is so hard on [Daisy]," she joked on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. "He's really putting her through the works, it's boot camp. So she's going to come out of it really ripped and with a great attitude. But he »
The HollyShorts Film Festival has today unveiled its official lineup of in-competition short films for its 13th edition. As La’s biggest shorts film festival, HollyShorts routinely screens exciting new work from big names, while also offering a glimpse at the short film stars of tomorrow, all with the added sweetener of being an Oscar-qualifying festival.
This year’s festival received an all-time record of 4,000 submissions from 65 countries. This year’s lineup include 400 shorts, which will compete for the Best Short Film Prize and Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, among other top categories. The 2017 official selections have been rolled out via posts on the HollyShorts official Instagram, and all of the 400 officially accepted short films that will screen at the festival can be found by visiting here.
Read More‘Full Metal Jacket’ Set for Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration at HollyShorts — Exclusive
Highlights from this year’s selection include films that offer »
- Kate Erbland
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival still is over a month from kicking off, but the starry annual event is pulling out zero stops when it comes to its first official slate announcement. The festival will close out with Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledo’s “C’est la vie!,” and the Special Presentations section will open with Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” and close with Amr Salama’s “Sheikh Jackson.”
Today’s first glimpse of this year’s programing include a slew of 2017’s most anticipated features, including Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” Alexander Payne’s Matt Damon-starring comedy “Downsizing,” Darren Aronofsky’s secretive “mother!,” George Clooney’s reportedly uber-violent “Suburbicon,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
And that is just the tip of a very big iceberg, one that today includes the announcement of both Gala and Special Presentations titles. »
- Kate Erbland
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
Howard Hawks’ “The Dawn Patrol,” from 1930, shows soldiers and officers cracking up from the cruelty of their missions — and shows the ones who manage not to, singing and clowning with an exuberance that suggests the rictus of a death mask. There’s courage and heroism, virtue and honor — at a price that makes the words themselves seem foul. John Ford’s “The Lost Patrol, »
- David Ehrlich
Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam war masterpiece “Full Metal Jacket” will open this year’s HollyShorts Film Festival, care of an opening night celebration on August 10. The opening night festivities will coincide with the iconic feature’s thirtieth anniversary — the film first bowed back in June of 1987 — and star Matthew Modine will be on hand to participate in a special post-screening Q&A.
Kubrick’s instant classic depiction of Vietnam — and really, war in general — was based on Gutav Hasford’s novel “The Short-Timers,” which Kubrick sparked to after seeking material for a war film for years. The film stars Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, and Ed O’Ross and follows a motley crew of Marines as they train for and eventually go to battle in Vietnam. The film was a lauded success, and earned an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. »
- Kate Erbland
“Moonlight” filmmaker and Oscar winner Barry Jenkins’ very well-deserved victory lap is about to come full circle. While next year’s SXSW Conference and Festivals is nearly nine months out, the director has been tapped to deliver the 2018 Film Keynote speech, returning him to the festival that helped launch his career.
Jenkins premiered his debut film, “Medicine for Melancholy,” at the festival back in 2008. It went on to screen at Laff and Tiff and helped launch Jenkins’ career.
“We are overjoyed to invite Barry Jenkins back to SXSW as a Film Keynote having presented the world premiere of his first feature, ‘Medicine for Melancholy,’ in 2008,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film, in an official statement. “’Moonlight; is a magnificent piece of work, transcendent, and made on his own terms. We couldn’t be »
- Kate Erbland
With ballots going out July 25, the names were revealed as the self-styled progressives of Membership First and the ruling Unite For Strength Factions have unveiled their candidate slates representing the Los Angeles branch, which has the largest representation and the most competitive races. The winners will be announced on Aug. 24.
Most of the attention is on the presidential race with current president Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite For Strength ticket, facing a challenge from Membership First’s Esai Morales along with independents Peter Antico and Robert B. Martin, Jr. SAG-aftra’s 80-member national board is the key ruling body for the union.
- Dave McNary
Full Metal Jacket is still as popular today as it was when it was released 30 years ago, possibly more. It's a movie that seemingly has everything, although one actor wishes that it still had one thing that was taken out. »
Very few movies have the undeniable impact that the Stanley Kubrick masterwork Full Metal Jacket has. Even on the classics 30th anniversary, the haunting power of this tale of war and the loss of innocence still resonates. Watching this incredible feature again, it’s hard not to stand in awe of such amazing performances from Vincent D’Onofrio and R. Lee Ermey. The two helped... Read More »
- Silas Lesnick
You probably don't know that Ermey spent a good portion of his time alone on _Full Metal Jacket _writing dirty poetry -- and what's more, one poem in particular almost found its way into the film. »
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
For being a summer month, July only having two sequels (yes, An Inconvenient Sequel in limited release on the 28th counts) and one reboot is kind of an astonishing realization.
It’s a tough market for originality out there, but maybe we’re turning a corner. A24 is bringing its niche auteurs to wide release, big studios like Warner Bros. are affording A-listers the room for passion projects, and no matter how misguided The Emoji Movie (July 28) seems, the reality of it not having a number after its »
- Jared Mobarak
Matthew Modine, who is recently known for his role in Stranger Things was a very big movie star in the 80s. Starring in movies like Vision Quest, Gross Anatomy, and plenty of others solidified has status as Hollywood Elite. Perhaps his most well known role during that decade was that of Private Joker in the classic film Full Metal Jacket which was directed by Stanley Kubrick. As it turns out Modine documented the film by taking pictures over its two year-production. Now Modine will be selling those photos. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Purple Heart Foundation, which
- Nat Berman
Dallas Sonnier, most known for producing Bone Tomahawk, has launched a new media company, Cinestate, which focuses on entertainment on various formats. Cinestate recently released a new audiobook, The Narrow Caves, which is adapted from a script by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk). Narrated by Will Patton, The Narrow Caves stars Vincent D’Onofio (Full Metal Jacket, The Cell), Wyatt […] »
- April Bedan
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