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Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors, and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) and rocker Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). The 2017 convention will be held November 17th-19th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below for more information).
Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive Portraits from the 2016 Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.
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"The story of a man and a woman who lived happily ever after. Even though the courtship almost killed them." Two new trailers have debuted for the upcoming 30th anniversary special re-release of the romantic fairytale comedy classic The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner. This open in limited release back in 1987 and didn't make that much at the box office, but it has gone to become a cult classic that fans still rave about nowadays. The story centers on Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. But she does not love him, and still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, played by Cary Elwes. The ensemble cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, and Billy Crystal. If you've never seen this in theaters, »
- Alex Billington
Although it might be hard to believe now, when The Princess Bride first hit theaters 30 years ago, audiences just didn't respond. Rob Reiner's 1987 movie adaptation of William Goldman's beloved novel had everything: fantasy, adventure, a gorgeous love story, pirates, princesses, and one of the most quotable vendettas of all time. And still, it just didn't click. "I think we were all disappointed that it didn't quite get the traction we wanted, since we put a lot of hard work into it and thought it was a lovely movie," Cary Elwes, who starred as the dreamy Westley, revealed on a recent phone call with me in light of the film's anniversary this year. "Luckily for us, the invention of the Vcr breathed new life into our movie. The Princess Bride had been dead for 10 years, so we were so grateful for that invention, because that's when the movie found its audience. »
- Quinn Keaney
While “The Princess Bride” seems like the kind of movie that couldn’t get made now, it’s a miracle it got made back then. It took nearly two decades for William Goldman‘s 1973 novel (which is pretty damn great on its own) to find its way to the big screen, but when it finally did, the mix of ingredients was absolutely perfect.
Directed by Rob Reiner, and featuring a terrific ensemble cast — Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Andre The Giant, Christopher Guest, Peter Falk, Fred Savage — who couldn’t be better, the meta and arch bedtime story is endlessly hilarious, charming, and romantic.
- Kevin Jagernauth
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”
Oh, wait. You don’t have six fingers on your right hand? Sorry, our mistake.
A classic tale of true love and high adventure, The Princess Bride invaded theatres on October 9, 1987 and has been romancing audiences ever since. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! Well, except for a nice Mlt.
Based on William Goldman’s 1973 fantasy-romance novel, the film was directed by the legendary Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally…) and features a swashbuckling cast, including Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and André the Giant. After earning a modest $30.8M at the box office upon its release, the »
- Kurt Anthony
The shock feels less than shocking and the awe less than awesome in Rob Reiner’s righteously motivated but clunkily executed exposé of media manipulation in the run-up to the Iraq War, a distributor-seeking drama which premiered Friday at the Zurich Film Festival, before the left-leaning director’s last political foray, “Lbj,” has even reached theaters. While its message, literally spelled out in an opening quote about the necessity of a free press in a true democracy, should sing with resonance in today’s divided social climate, the comfortable filmmaking sands its potential relevance down to a polished, unprovocative sheen. Romantic subplots, exposition-heavy conversations and underdeveloped secondary characters further contribute to a remove that’s at odds with the still-raw recent history the film tracks.
With elements of courtroom drama and high-level corruption investigation mixed into the heroes’ journey of four crusading reporters pursuing the truth about WMDs and Iraq when so many others became mouthpieces for »
- Jessica Kiang
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Thirty years after its release, the endlessly quotable adventure-romance-fantasy-comedy The Princess Bride returns to movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 18 as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. The screening will include a special, newly created introduction by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and the film’s acclaimed director, Rob Reiner, who will discuss The Princess Bride and its legacy.
Check out this new 30th anniversary trailer:
Swept up in the passions of their rekindled true love, Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) encounter great obstacles — giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size — to be together in an epic tale that grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to grandson (Fred Savage). The greatest obstacle of all: despicable Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), set on making »
- Tom Stockman
Idw Publishing is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Princess Bride this week with the release of a new adult coloring book entitled The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color; check out some preview pages here…
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork in the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.
The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color is out on October 4th, priced $16.99.
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- Amie Cranswick
Simon Brew Oct 2, 2017
To celebrate its 30th birthday, The Princess Bride will be back in UK cinemas in three weeks...
The beloved The Princess Bride, the 80s fantasy classic from Rob Reiner that we can’t help writing about a lot, celebrated its 30th birthday last week. And fittingly, we now learn that it’s returning to cinemas to salute this fact.
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Lionsgate will be bringing The Princess Bride back to the big screen for one day only, on October 23rd. What’s more, this isn’t a small release, with around 300 screens around the UK set to show the film.
Furthermore, a 30th anniversary DVD and Blu-ray set is also set for release on the same day. »
There are a couple of fantastic collector’s editions headed your way, and they both have new bonuses adding to the value of the remastered films.
With Stephen King on everyone’s radar these days, it might be the perfect time to revisit one of the best film’s based on his work.
Take a look at all the info on these releases below and mark your calendars for November 7th and 28th.
Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he’s writing to stay alive. On November 28, 2017, Scream Factory proudly presents the iconic thriller Misery in its definitive home video release. The 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray comes complete with a new 4K restoration from the original film elements and hours of bonus features, »
- Marc Eastman
Simon Brew Sep 28, 2017
It’s been a little while since we heard rumours of a sequel to the 1993 Halloween hit, Hocus Pocus. The original movie starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, and was penned by Mick Garris, a man best known for his many Stephen King adaptations.
Garris has now given a new interview, where he’s been chatting about the possibility of a sequel. And it turns out that it’s still active, to some degree.
“There have been rumours of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last ten years that will not die”, he said. “I have heard they are developing the script, »
The Folio Society has released a very handsome double edition of two Philip K. Dick novels, but what does the pairing add?
When I first found out that the Folio Society were making a tête-bêche, or head-to-toe, version of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly, I wasn’t blown away by the idea.
Tête-bêche binding - two novels head to tail in one book, with a front cover at either end - is often associated with cheap genre paperbacks from the 1950s to the 1970s: the very collectible Ace Doubles, for instance. A number of titles by Philip K Dick were produced in this manner, often with a title by a different author on the flipside, »
At least they got the theme right. The Princess Bride being songified however seems to take a little of the wind out of its sails and the funny out of the gutsy laughter that was earned from the audiences. It’s a good attempt but it sounds too much like a cheesy attempt to get people to watch the movie or at the very least to remember why it was so great. Was that really needed? This movie was one of the many that those of us growing up in this time recall as one of the absolute best. Yes it
This Video of The Princess Bride Getting “Songified” »
The Princess Bride is officially 30! As the Rob Reiner-directed classic celebrates three decades of sword fights, wine swaps and “Rodents of Unusual Size,” the iconic film’s stars opened up about the years since the movie charmed viewers all over the world. “I forgot it was the 30th … I thought we made it yesterday,” Mandy Patinkin recently […] »
- Corey Atad
The Princess Bride is officially 30!
As the Rob Reiner-directed classic celebrates three decades of sword fights, wine swaps and "Rodents of Unusual Size," the iconic film’s stars opened up about the years since the movie charmed viewers all over the world.
“I forgot it was the 30th … I thought we made it yesterday,” Mandy Patinkin recently told Et’s Kevin Frazier. “Every time anybody mentions it, I just can't get over that it’s had the life that it’s had because we just went to work 30 years ago, did our best and had a great time.”
“That it has become what it’s become for all these generations, I pinch myself,” added the actor, who played Inigo Montoya in the Oscar-nominated film.
The film’s titular princess, Robin Wright, agreed that it »
Before she was Jenny Curran or Claire Underwood, Robin Wright was Buttercup. However, despite the iconic role, the star isn't looking for a reprise. As the Blade Runner 2049 actress candidly dished to E! News, the team behind The Princess Bride contemplated a sequel to the 1987 fantasy film at one point. "I think they entertained the idea for a minute," she recalled. However, it doesn't sound like Wright or her colleagues were fond of the idea. "We thought, 'Don't ruin it. Please don't ruin it.'" While a second installment still remains to be seen 30 years to the day later, the Golden Globe winner has fond memories of one of the most memorable »
On September 25th, 1987, The Princess Bride hit theaters and although it was not a box office smash upon arrival, it has become one of the most beloved cult movies in history and now the cast and crew are looking back at 30 years of the romantic fantasy adventure-comedy. Rob Reiner directed the movie off of William Goldman's adaptation from his 1973 novel, The Princess Bride, and the movie has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for generations to pass down. The stars of the movie continue to have quotes recited to them on an almost daily basis and the movie may or may not have saved someone's life.
Rob Reiner recently shared a story about the cult favorite movie saving a woman's life. Reiner recounted a story where a woman came up to him at a restaurant and shared that she had been trapped in an avalanche while skiing along »
By Max Covill
The Princess Bride is a lot more than just a 'kissing' book.
The article Inconceivable! ‘The Princess Bride’ Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Max Covill
It’s no secret “The Princess Bride” was not a box office success when it opened in 1987. And it’s also no secret that thanks to home video, cable, DVD, and now Blu-ray, the charmingly funny fractured fairy tale directed by Rob Reiner and adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel, has become part of the cultural landscape.
Stars Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, and Wallace Shawn once did a Q&A after a screening for an audience of 5,000 people. Rabid fans approached the stars reciting their lines — especially Mandy Patinkin’s “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” and Shawn’s “Inconceivable.” Even Ted Cruz reenacted the hilarious scene featuring Billy Crystal as Miracle Max and Carol Kane as his wife Valerie during the 2016 presidential campaign.
But did you know the film once saved a woman’s life?
“Honestly, I’m not making this up,” said Reiner. »
- Susan King
With “The Princess Bride” turning 30, we look back at the cast of the film then and now.
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- Jacob Bryant
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