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Off The Shelf – Episode 86 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 12th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, April 12th 2016.

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Follow-Up Star Wars: Rogue One trailer / Rebels News Arrow Video: The Swinging Cheerleaders, Crimes of Passion, Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection, + Blood and Black Lace (Us only) & Satan’s Blade (UK Only). Arrow Academy: Effi Briest, Fox and His Friends, The Ox-Bow Incident Criterion: McCabe & Mrs. Miller Kino Lorber: One Million Years B.C., Cry of the City Shout Factory: Death Wish II (w/ Unrated cut) Twilight Time: July & August Line-up and Sale Mill Creek: 2 William Castle Double Features Universal: Black Dog Links to Amazon A Prayer for the Dying Bride of Re-Animator Chato’s Land Cutter’s Way Destroyer / Edge of Sanity Heroes Reborn: Event Series In the French Style It Follows Julia Justice League
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Samuel Goldwyn Jr dies by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-01-10 12:53:06

Filmmakers have paid tribute to Master And Commander producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr, who died on Friday in Los Angeles, aged 88.

His Son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died from congestive heart failure.

Goldwyn Jr's final producing credit was on Fox's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - a remake of one of his father's hits - which was released in December 2013. His other credits included Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, Mystic Pizza and A Prayer For The Dying. He also twice produced the Academy Awards ceremony.

Goldwyn Jr began his career in documentary films and built a reputation for supporting independent and foreign films, largely through his indie company Samuel Goldwyn Company, which he founded in 1979. Films distributed by his company include Wild At Heart, Gregory's Girl, Prick Up Your Ears and Stranger Than Paradise.

He relaunched his company as Samuel Goldwyn...
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Liam Neeson on using his 'Taken' clout to get 'Walk Among The Tombstones' made

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Liam Neeson on using his 'Taken' clout to get 'Walk Among The Tombstones' made
"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,
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Bob Hoskins Announces His Retirement from Acting

Bob Hoskins Announces His Retirement from Acting
Actor Bob Hoskins, whose career spans more than 40 years, announced today that he is retiring from acting, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Here is part of the statement released by his representatives.

"He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

Bob Hoskins began his career in the 1970s with a string of guest-starring and recurring TV roles, but his breakthrough came with his role as Harold Sand in 1980's The Long Good Friday. He went on to star in Terry Gilliam's Brazil and A Prayer for the Dying before reaching international acclaim by playing Eddie Valliant in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, for
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Exclusive Media Options Rights To Stewart O.Nan.s Novel, The Odds: A Love Story

Exclusive Media has optioned all rights to award-winning author Stewart O.Nan.s latest novel, The Odds: A Love Story, to develop and produce with Le Grisbi Productions and Lbi Entertainment, it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.

Exclusive Media is producing the feature film project with Julie Yorn of Lbi Entertainment, and John Lesher and Christina Liao of Le Grisbi Productions.

The Odds: A Love Story, currently being packaged by the producers, is a character driven story about a couple on the verge of bankruptcy and divorce who travel to Niagara Falls, the place of their honeymoon, to gamble what.s left of their life savings and, in the process, rekindle their love for one another.

Matt Jackson will be shepherding the project on behalf of Exclusive Media. The book option was brokered by Sylvie Rabineau of The Rabineau, Wachter, Sanford, and Harris Agency.
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Liam Neeson Confirmed for The Dark Knight Rises

It was rumored earlier this year that Liam Neeson would return to reprise his role as Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. He was spotted on the set of the film, but until today there's been no confirmation of his involvement. Warner Bros. made the announcement in the production notes for the film that says,

Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner "Battleship," and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises.

It makes perfect sense to me that his character would be back as this Batman finale as we've heard Nolan would bring everything back around in full circle in the franchise. I can't wait to see what this film has in store for us! I just can't help but think it's going to be mind blowing.

Josh Pence is playing Ra's al Ghul in the films flashbacks.
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Mickey Rourke Gets His Hands And Feet Immortalized At Grauman's Chinese Theater

Halloween is normally associated with trick-or-treating, haunted mazes, horror movies and other activities like that. However, this October 31st is the day when actor Mickey Rourke becomes a part of history as he got into some cement at the Hand & Footprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater. He's the 254th celebrity honoree to be immortalized in the cement. The others who have done so throughout the years range from Cecil B. DeMille to Meryl Streep.Ever since Rourke first appeared on the scene back in the early eighties, he's been in numerous movies including "1941," "Diner," "Body Heat," "A Prayer for the Dying," "Nine 1/2 Weeks," "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "The Rainmaker," "The Wrestler" and director Tarsem Singh's upcoming film "Immortals," due out in theaters this November 11th. During the ceremony kind words were said about Rourke by Eric Roberts and filmmaker Jon Favreau. After that, Mickey Rourke gave plenty of thanks to his boxing friends,
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Oscar®-Nominee Mickey Rourke To Become Immortalized In Famous Hollywood Ceremony

Rourke Will Be The 254th Celebrity To Have Hands &

Footprints In Chinese Cement On Monday, October 31st

(Hollywood, Calif., October 18, 2011)–The most famous place in Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (www.chinesetheatres.com), is set to honor its 254th celebrity, Oscar(R)-nominee Mickey Rourke, with his own hand and footprints ceremony on Monday, October 31 at 11:00 Am. The masters of ceremony and guest speaker will be announced.

Up next, Rourke can be seen in the visually-stunning 3D epic adventure Immortals, starring Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, and John Hurt. Directed by Tarsem Singh, written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides and produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton and Relativity’s CEO RyanKavanaugh, Immortals tells the story of the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke), who leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity.
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The Liam Neeson Film Collection on DVD November 1st

A Holiday Must-Have, The Liam Neeson Film Collection

Arrives as a 10-Disc DVD Set November 1st

Get ready for action, adventure, suspense and great performances when The Liam Neeson Film Collection comes to DVD November 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This is the first time a collection of this kind has been released for the star across all major studios making it a prime gift for the holidays!

Spanning 25 years of popular films starring the Academy Award® nominated actor,* The Liam Neeson Film Collection is the ultimate DVD set for any Neeson fan. Titles include: The Bounty, A Prayer for the Dying, High Spirits, Shining Through, Nell, Rob Roy, Kinsey, Kingdom of Heaven and Taken.

The Liam Neeson Film Collection contains 10 discs of Neeson.s most enthralling work including a bonus disc of special feature content for the masterpiece Kingdom of Heaven. Watch Neeson in roles as varied a
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Leap Year ticks all the Hollywood cliche boxes when it comes to Irish movies

Fiddly-diddly music? Check. Gallons of the black stuff? Check. Forget about the Celtic Tiger, according to Hollywood Ireland is stuck in the middle of the last century

With Leap Year, in which Amy Adams flies to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on the 29th of February, Hollywood yet again ticks all the traditional Irish boxes, with a film steeped in cow dung, dipped in booze, populated with tutting Catholics, and bathed in shamrock hues that give even the poster a sickly, consumptive glow. Since Far And Away, starring then-married couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Hollywood seems more than happy to defile the isle, with mawkish sentiment, happy-go-lucky drunkards, and some of the most unconvincing accents known to man. If you'd like to join in the fun, award yourself 10 points every time you see an Irish-themed Hollywood movie in which …

Someone has a fight

The most egregious misuse of Ireland yet,
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Party Favors: French Fried

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Paris - When you want to escape to the Riviera without spending the vacation time, you can always catch a foreign film that captures the sea, sun and fun. The Girl From Monaco transports us to the principality nestled along the French coastline.

Fabrice Luchini plays a Parisian lawyer who heads to the coast to defend a client accused of killing a Russian mobster. He gets distracted from the courthouse drama by a local weather girl (Louise Bourgoin). Can he get his mind back on the homicide? Or has he gone on vacation?

The film is now out on DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Director Anne Fontaine was willing to answer a few questions via email. Fontaine had been an actress in French cinema during the ’80s before stepping behind the camera as a writer-director. She also recently wrote and directed critically praised Coco Before Chanel.

Party Favors: What was
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DVD Playhouse--November 2009

DVD Playhouse—November 2009

By

Allen Gardner

Watchmen—The Ultimate Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday
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Halloween and Horror Books Every Fan Should Own

Horror fans love this time of the year. For those of us not living in La, there's the chill in the air, the colorful leaves, pumpkins everywhere, dead cornfields to explore … if you dare. So, in honor of Our official holiday, I have come up with a list of books and some movies every horror fan should at least take a look at, if not outright add to your book or DVD library.

Without further ado (and in no particular order):

Creepy Places to Visit:

Creepy Crawls: A Horror Fiend’s Travel Guide by Leon Marcelo, Santa Monica Press, 380 pages

I Love this book!! Leon Marcelo travels the world, literally, to find places of horror both real and fictional. Rome to visit the Dario Argento Profondo Rosso Shop then to George Romero’s Pennsylvania and H.P. Lovecraft’s New England. Marcelo also covers Stephen King country, Poe’s Baltimore,
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Mickey Rourke Heads For St. Vincent

The last time Mickey Rourke and Walter Hill worked together, it was 1989 and the result was the underrated yet utterly bonkers and seedy revenge thriller, Johnny Handsome.A lot has happened to both men since then – Hill, one of the great lean’n’mean directors of the 1970s and 1980s, hasn’t directed a feature since 2002’s boxing drama Undisputed, choosing instead to focus on television; while Rourke has embarked on his latest and possibly greatest comeback, with his role in The Wrestler set to bag him some Oscar gold in a couple of weeks.So it’s heartening to see that one of the first gigs Rourke has booked since his return to prominence is St. Vincent, a hitman tale that will see his old mucker Walter get back behind the camera.The plot, which has echoes of Rourke’s previous movie, A Prayer For The Dying, will see
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Bad-Boy Rourke Asks For Second Chance

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Bad-Boy Rourke Asks For Second Chance
Mickey Rourke wants to rid himself of his poor reputation and make a Hollywood comeback. The star fell from grace after a series of high profile roles in films such as Rumble Fish (1983), Prayer for the Dying, A (1987) and Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986). He confesses. "I was getting a bad reputation for showing up late - which I did - and having a bad attitude - which I had. I realize that the second time around is not about my ability. It is about my reputation and I just want peace of mind."

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