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‘Stand by Me’ Oral History: Rob Reiner and Cast on River Phoenix and How Coming-of-Age Classic Almost Didn’t Happen

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been three decades since “Stand By Me” became the little drama that could, catapulting River Phoenix to stardom, establishing Rob Reiner as a director on the rise, and racking up big ticket sales on a paltry budget.

The story of four friends from small town in Oregon, hiking into the countryside in search of the body of a boy who has been hit and killed by a train, is an unlikely coming-of-age tale. Yet in Reiner’s sensitive hands, it becomes a meditation on mortality — one that transcends its 1950s setting to have a universal appeal.

Stand By Me” is unique in other ways. For one thing, it rivals “The 400 Blows” in its ability to evoke complex characterizations from young actors. Not only Phoenix as spiritual leader Chris Chambers, but co-stars Wil Wheaton as sensitive Gordie Lachance, Jerry O’Connell as wisecracking Vern Tessio, and Corey Feldman as hot-tempered Teddy Duchamp, »

- Brent Lang

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Sdcc: Watch the Family Guy season 15 preview reel from Comic-Con

24 July 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A preview reel was released on Saturday at Sdcc for the fifteenth season of Family Guy, which sees Stewie starring in a remake of The Princess Bride with a predatory Bill Cosby, a Doctor Who parody featuring a flatulent David Tennant, and Chris’ rather unpleasant new job working for Quagmire; take a look below…

Family Guy season 15 is set to premiere on September 25th on Fox.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ Creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81

19 July 2016 9:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Befitting his legacy as a comedy icon, Garry Marshall was busy working up until the end of his life.

Marshall died Tuesday due to pneumonia complications. He was 81.

Most recently, Marshall proudly served as an executive consultant on CBS’ “The Odd Couple” revival, now heading into its third season. Marshall, who turned the Neil Simon play into a hit ABC sitcom in the early 1970s, spent the past two years giving advice and working with the show’s producers. Earlier this year, he even appeared on camera as Walter Madison, Oscar’s (Matthew Perry) father.

“I keep creating,” Marshall told us in 2015 at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. “I’m still pitching shows, as many people are,” he said, referring to a show he had in the works at the time about triplets. “What’s exciting is when the network gets behind it. Here, CBS is behind [the ‘Odd Couple’ revival].”

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- Michael Schneider

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Feel the burn: match the insult to the movie – quiz

5 July 2016 3:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s lurid horror The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning has a sharp-edged introduction to the fashion industry. But how well do you know other bitchy cinematic quips?

"You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humour and you smell"

A Fish Called Wanda

9 to 5

The Witches of Eastwick

The War of the Roses

"He's not ugly. He's completely unattractive"

Mean Girls

Young Adult

Margot at the Wedding

10 Things I Hate About You

"There are really only two things I dislike about you. Your face"

All About Eve

The Mirror Crack'd

The Devil Wears Prada

Drop Dead Gorgeous

"You're not worth the trouble it would take to hit you! You're not worth the powder it would take to blow you up"

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Hangover

Revolutionary Road

Blue Valentine

"Everything that comes out »

- Benjamin Lee

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June 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Midnight Special, The Crush

20 June 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, genre fans, we only have four home entertainment releases coming our way this Tuesday, but as the saying goes, they are quality over quantity.

Scream Factory is releasing the ’90s thriller The Crush on Blu-ray this week and we also have two great recent films to look forward to as well: The Wave and Midnight Special. Rounding out this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD offerings is Bayview Entertainment’s DVD release of the ’80s cult classic, Biohazard.

Biohazard (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)

The cult classic returns featuring an all-new 2K 16×9 widescreen film transfer from the original 35mm negative! A group of scientists, army types and a buxom psychic use a variety of methods to suck a bloodthirsty alien out of another dimension. Upon arriving, the little devil blasts his way loose, taking part of a soldiers face along the way. The psychic and her network of friends chase the beast, »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win The Crush (1993) on Blu-ray

20 June 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Starring Alicia Silverstone, Cary Elwes, and Kurtwood Smith, The Crush makes its Blu-ray debut on June 21st courtesy of Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Crush.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Crush Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 26th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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“A man who should know better. A much younger teenager. No way should there be any kind of romance between them. Yet from the moment 14-year-old Adrian met Nick, she was crazy about him. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Crush (1993) Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

17 June 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of Alan Shapiro’s The Crush, starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), can prepare for the film’s Blu-ray debut on June 21st with the two high-def clips and a trailer released by Scream Factory.

From the Press Release: “Romantic obsession has harrowing consequences in ‘90s cult-classic, suspense thriller The Crush, written and directed by Alan Shapiro (Flipper, TV’s The Outsiders) and starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride, Twister), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), Jennifer Rubin (Bad Dreams, Screamers) and Kurtwood Smith (TV’s Agent Carter, That ‘70s Show). On June 21st, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present The Crush Blu-ray edition, featuring new audio commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro, new interviews with Kurtwood Smith and Jennifer Rubin, and more!

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special Scream Factory home entertainment release is a must-have for movie collectors, »

- Tamika Jones

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Tale Of Tales review

10 June 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From the director of Gomorra comes the deliciously odd adult fairy tale, Tale Of Tales. Ryan reviews a cult gem in the making...

Like The Princess Bride directed by Ken Russell, Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales is a full-blooded and decidedly adult fairy tale. Set in a quasi-medieval Europe of castles, four-poster beds, bulbous gowns, the movie relates a grimly comic set of interlocking fables.

It begins with a king and queen (respectively, John C Reilly and Salma Hayek) who turn to witchcraft in order to conceive a child, before lurching to the story of monarch (Vincent Cassell) who’s so sex-obsessed that he embarks on a romance with a peasant girl based purely on her angelic singing voice. You can probably guess the king’s reaction when he discovers that the peasant girl is actually far older and more leprous than he assumes. 

Weirdest of the lot is the story of yet another king (this one played by Toby Jones) who rears a giant flea and then, for reasons far too complicated and wonderful to relate here, unwillingly marries off his lily white young daughter Violet (Bebe Cave) to a hideous ogre. You might think from these brief descriptions that there isn’t very much linking these surreal, dark and sometimes violent stories, but the realisation gradually dawns that each carries echoes of the last. A pair of siblings are reunited in one story, while a pair of sisters are divided in the next; one character becomes a royal over here, while a luckless heir is cast into a filth and misery over there. To loosely quote George Lucas, “It’s like poetry. It rhymes”.

A deeper meaning behind Garrone’s mad fantasy is harder to pin down. At first, it’s enough to simply admire his often stunningly conceived images: a character dining on crimson offal in an ice-white room. Toby Jones befriending his pet flea. Tale Of Tales brings us universal stories of birth, death, marriage and desire, but viewed through a uniquely strange filter. Dramatic irony is everywhere,and there’s a recurring theme about divisions: between old and young, rich and poor, life and death.

Relying less on obvious splashes of CGI than most mainstream fantasies, Tale Of Tales’ use of real European locations and physical effects set it apart from the likes of, say, Duncan Jones' Warcraft or Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies. There’s an earthiness to the creature designs and costumes that brings Tale Of Tales closer to the look and feel of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s underrated adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose, or maybe Paul Verhoeven’s American debut, Flesh + Blood. There’s also a hint of the matter-of-factness that made Garrone’s 2008 Mafia drama Gomorrah such compulsive viewing.

Where so many films leave us numbed by their swooping computerised vistas, Tale Of Tales keeps things at gut-level. There’s a wonderfully ominous funeral sequence which, thanks to some stunning competition and sound design, provides a captivating moment to pore over before Garrone suddenly shifts the action to a jarringly sordid moment elsewhere.

Cut to Alexandre Desplat’s lush score, Garrone’s film moves with between tones with ease. Some scenes have all the humour of a joke well told. Other moments in Tale Of Tales are gory on a level approaching Game Of Thrones. One sequence is genuinely terrifying. Inevitably, the film’s sheer weirdness won’t endear everybody - one or two people were checking their phones in the screening I attended. Those with a taste for the imaginative and the surreal will surely be bewitched by Garrone’s fairytale anthology, however, and there’s the strong possibility that Tale Of Tales will acquire cult status in years to come.

My advice? Cut to the chase and watch it in a cinema while you can.

Tale Of Tales is out in UK cinemas on the 17th June.

Movies Tale Of Tales Salma Hayek John C Reilly Vincent Cassell Toby Jones Tale Of Tales Matteo Garrone movie review Review Ryan Lambie 15 Jun 2016 - 06:17 »

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People's List Co-Host Jerry O'Connell Recalls the Summer He Starred in Stand By Me - 30 Years Ago This Year!

9 June 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty years ago this year, Jerry O'Connell made a mark on Hollywood forever with his child star-making turn in the classic, coming-of-age film Stand By Me. The co-host of new limited series People's List (premiering June 11 at 8 p.m. Et on ABC), who played happy-go-lucky Vern Tessio, recently reminisced about filming the fan-loved film, costarring River Phoenix, Will Wheaton and Corey Feldman. "What is fun about that child star thing, I have to say it's just being on a set and making a show," O'Connell tells People. "It's so fun - I have such fond memories of doing Stand By Me »

- Kara Warner @karawarner

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People's List Co-Host Jerry O'Connell Recalls the Summer He Starred in Stand By Me - 30 Years Ago This Year!

9 June 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty years ago this year, Jerry O'Connell made a mark on Hollywood forever with his child star-making turn in the classic, coming-of-age film Stand By Me. The co-host of new limited series People's List (premiering June 11 at 8 p.m. Et on ABC), who played happy-go-lucky Vern Tessio, recently reminisced about filming the fan-loved film, costarring River Phoenix, Will Wheaton and Corey Feldman. "What is fun about that child star thing, I have to say it's just being on a set and making a show," O'Connell tells People. "It's so fun - I have such fond memories of doing Stand By Me »

- Kara Warner @karawarner

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Crowd-Pleasing Movies for Your Next Family Movie Night

1 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Bagel Bites are still frozen in the middle. Your friend with the popcorn popper sent you the patented "I think I'm going to bail on this one" text. Your uncle just got the entire "Hee Haw" series on Blu-ray and is a little too excited about it.

These are the things that can, have, and will go wrong on family movie night. Your best defense against movie night fails? Movies so impossible not to love that some states may have laws against not liking them.

So put those Bagel Bites back in the oven; bust out the microwavable kettle corn; ask your mom if your uncle is really related to anyone -- for it's time to please the whole crowd with your brilliant taste in movies.

'The Princess Bride' (1987)

Ok, the MPAA is pretty solid -- we know "G" movies are good for kids, "R" for adults. »

- Dan Ketchum

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‘House of Cards’ Star Robin Wright Demanded Equal Pay With Kevin Spacey

18 May 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When “House of Cards” star Robin Wright discovered she was being paid less than her on-screen husband and co-star Kevin Spacey, the actress did exactly what her character, Claire Underwood, would do, and closed the gap — by any means necessary.

“I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin,'” Wright said during an interview at the Rockefeller Foundation, per the Huffington Post.

“It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in ‘House of Cards,'” she noted of the Netflix series. “I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Spacey’s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public,’ and they did.”

Wright is also an executive producer on the Netflix hit, »

- Variety Staff

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Andre the Giant Getting Big Screen Bio-Pic

12 May 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

He was literally the biggest thing in wrestling back in the 1970s and early 80s. Now, years after his death, the big man is heading to the big screen. A bio-pic is being made to tell the story of Andre the Giant; a man who nature made unique.  

 

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered up with Stone Village Productions to develop a big screen biography of Andre Roussimoff, Aka Andre the Giant, one of the most famous professional wrestlers of all time. He also had an acting career, appearing in The Princess Bride, and TV shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, the Greatest American Hero and Bj & the Bear.

 

The newly announced Andre the Giant movie is based on Lion Forge Comic’s graphic novel “Andre The Giant: Closer To Heaven”. That story, written by Brandon Easton and drawn by Denis Medri, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Crush (1993) Blu-ray Special Features Revealed by Scream Factory

11 May 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Puppy love is sweet until it turns deadly. Packed with special features including new interviews with the cast, Alan Shapiro’s The Crush (1993) Blu-ray will be released by Scream Factory on June 21st, and the special features have now been revealed.

Press Release: Romantic obsession has harrowing consequences in ‘90s cult-classic, suspense thriller The Crush, written and directed by Alan Shapiro (Flipper, TV’s The Outsiders) and starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride, Twister), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), Jennifer Rubin (Bad Dreams, Screamers) and Kurtwood Smith (TV’s Agent Carter, That ‘70s Show). On June 21st, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present The Crush Blu-ray edition, featuring new audio commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro, new interviews with Kurtwood Smith and Jennifer Rubin, and more!

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special Scream Factory home entertainment release is a must-have for movie collectors, horror/ thriller »

- Tamika Jones

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André The Giant Biopic Takes Mighty Step Toward Production

10 May 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A biopic based on the life and career of André the Giant (real name André Roussimoff) has entered the early stages of development, according to Variety.

Garnering full support from the family of the late, towering wrestler, the real-life drama will reportedly chronicle André’s remarkable life from the very beginning, when he spent his youth as a humble farm worker in the French Alps. From there, the wrestler and actor quite literally shot to fame, reaching an eye-watering height of 7ft 4in. Suffering from the rare condition of gigantism, André battled his way into World Wrestling Federation (now known simply as WWE) where he became a household name, before passing away at 46 years young due to congestive heart failure.

Bringing that tale to the big screen are Lion Forge Comics, working closely with Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, who will consult on the biopic as it adapts Brandon Easton’s graphic novel, »

- Michael Briers

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Andre the Giant biopic in development

10 May 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

He was a giant in life, conquering professional wrestling and playing a featured role in The Princess Bride. In death, he became the face of Shepard Fairey’s “Obey” street art.  Now it looks like Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff may see his story turned into a biopic. Variety is reporting that Lion Forge Comics along with producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell are looking to tell the full tale behind all 7’4” and 500 pounds of Roussimoff - dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” The project is based on the graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven, written by Brandon Easton.    “Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said. “His presence and charisma were so powerful, and you could tell there was much more to him »

- David Eckstein

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Andre the Giant Movie Is Happening, Who Can Even Play Him?

10 May 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Finally! We're getting an Andr&#233 the Giant biopic. But the man was so much larger than life, who can actually play him on screen without the assistance of CGI? Perhaps Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the only one who can do the legendary wrestler justice. As the two were friends. But this is something Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell will have to struggle with in the months ahead as Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven moves towards production.

The movie will be based on the graphic novel biography published last year, which chronicled the amazing life of this extraordinary giant. Andre's daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will serve as a consultant on the movie, after assigning the exclusive rights to the producers. Says Scott Steindorff about the project.

"Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful »

- MovieWeb

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Andre The Giant Biopic To Bodyslam A Theater Near You

10 May 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Professional wrestling has had several moments. Moments when it crossed over into the mainstream and became a temporary part of the greater pop culture consciousness. While many folks may recall The Attitude Era, that gave the world stars like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, there was arguably no bigger zeitgeist moment for professional wrestling than the Rock n Wrestling Connection era. That period, which lasted from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s gave us Hulk Hogan, "The Macho Man" Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, and- of course- the legendary Andre The Giant.

Andre The Giant (real name Andre Roussimoff) was an integral part of that boom. He was a crossover star and an ambassador for the industry. If you knew nothing about wrestling, you still knew who Andre The Giant was. He even appeared in the beloved 80s cult classic, The Princess Bride, which helped cement »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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They're Making An Andre The Giant Movie, But Who On Earth Could Play Him?

9 May 2016 7:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While most biopics try to tell larger than life tales, the story of Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff is one that is hard to beat. His stature was only exceeded by his reputation, as both a wrestling legend in the World Wrestling Federation and an actor in such classics as The Princess Bride. Now his story of extreme fame, and his secret pain, is about to be brought onto the big screen . all thanks to his daughter.  Variety broke the news today that Andre's daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, is helping the biography, Andre the Giant: Closer To Heaven, become a motion picture. Under the guidance of production house Stone Village, which is run by producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell, the 2015 graphic novel detailing the life and times of the man more simply known as "Andre the Giant" is on a bit of a fast track to production. Which leaves a »

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André the Giant biopic is in development

9 May 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Even if you weren't aware of André “The Giant” Roussimoff's illustrious wrestling career, chances are that you've watched The Princess Bride at some point during your life and fallen in love with his portrayal of Fezzik. A feature film about the life of Roussimoff is now in development which will be based upon "André the Giant: Closer... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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