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The Five Worst Richard Dreyfuss Movie Roles of His Career

Richard Dreyfuss has been in the game for a long time, so you would just naturally assume that he’s got a slew of films under his belt, some good and some bad. That’s why it’s not so hard to imagine that there are a few out there he’d either like to forget or at least not talk about that often. He’s become such a great actor in his time that many people remember him for films like Mr. Holland’s Opus or Jaws or even Stakeout. The man is a certified legend even though you don’t hear about him all that

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Orlando’s Spooky Empire Convention to Feature Cast Members from the New It Movie

Spooky Empire has announced that Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff from the new It movie will be special guests at the Orlando convention this fall. In addition to the It (2017) cast's attendance, the convention will also celebrate a special 30th anniversary of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and more:

Press Release: Orlando – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night,
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John Badham interview: Saturday Night Fever at 40

Don Kaye May 15, 2017

Director John Badman looks back at his disco classic four decades later...

Saturday Night Fever is the film that made John Travolta into a legitimate star, launched the Bee Gees to the pinnacle of pop success and introduced the world to the subculture, music and fashion of disco dancing - specifically the scene in the clubs of the insular blue collar Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bay Ridge. The movie made the scene and music into a national phenomenon that lasted several years, until the disco craze petered out in the early '80s.

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The whole thing was based on a New York magazine article called 'Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night', written by a British journalist named
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After the Hollywood Romances, Sex and Dugs — What Happened to the Brat Pack?

With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.

During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.

“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was
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Horror Highlights: The Ouija Board Secret, New Episode of Splathouse, Dark/Web, Legion Where?House

Andrea Ricca is a one-man band. He wrote, directed, and edited the short film The Ouija Board Secret, which kicks off today’s Horror Highlights! Also: listen to a new episode of The Splathouse, new images from the anthology series Dark/Web, and photos from FX’s Legion Where?House event.

Watch the Short Film The Ouija Board Secret: “The Ouija Board Secret” is an independent short film that was produced by only one person: the director Andrea Ricca who did the scripting, shooting, acting, editing, special effects, 3d modellation, and animation.

Andrea Ricca is an independent director who has realized, since 1998, some science fiction and horror short movies. They reached 14 million views online and were welcomed positively by international reviews such as the historical “Hammer Film”, the English “SFX UK”, the french “Ecran Fantastique”, “Starburst” and many more (Horror Society, Dread Central, Horror Movie.CA, Harrow In The Head,
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Deadly Pleasures: Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive

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Let me start off by saying this: I am keenly aware that Maximum Overdrive is not a very good movie at all. In fact, it's a downright terrible movie if you take into consideration its various plot holes and nonsensical conditions established in the film coupled with some very awkward performances and characters that couldn’t be more stereotypical if they tried.

But, for me, what ultimately saves Maximum Overdrive from itself is the fact that at the end of the day, the story as a concept is ridiculous fun, the action is over-the-top crazy with tons of destruction and explosions, and it just seems like director Stephen King had a helluva lot of fun making it (he has since admitted to being under the influence of drugs throughout production, which explains a lot). Despite its imperfections, I still adore this deeply flawed film and you have to admit, there
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Looking back at the work of David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf

Feature Louisa Mellor 31 Jan 2014 - 07:00

A look at the pre-Grimm work of co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, a screenwriting partnership that’s lasted over thirty years…

A poker table in the late seventies, a bathroom in the mid-noughties… television shows have many birthplaces. Had screenwriters David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf not been introduced at a card game over thirty years ago, and had producer Todd Milliner not taken a 2006 shower in which he pondered what existing stories were in need of a modern update for TV, then Grimm might never have existed.

First, that poker game. Greenwalt and Kouf’s friendship began a couple of years before their first official screenwriting credit on 1982’s horror spoof Wacko, a job for which the pair were paid the princely sum of fifteen thousand dollars…

“We did a lot of fun movies back then”

That’s what Greenwalt told Collider
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Director John Badham Talks His New Book, Filmmaking Lessons He's Learned and More

Director John Badham Talks His New Book, Filmmaking Lessons He's Learned and More
John Badham, director of film favorites such as "Saturday Night Fever," "Wargames" and "Stakeout," over a dozen other films and many more television shows, is coming out with a new book entitled, no surprises here, "John Badham on Directing." Now a lot of "how to" books have crossed my desk, but this is something special for several reasons. One, he has reached out to other directors such as Martha Coolidge, Christopher Nolan, Paris Barkley, Oliver Stone and Steven Soderbergh (and a couple who are no longer with us such as John Frankenheimer and Sydney Pollack) for their stories, suggestions and insights. It's like being in a master class on directing from the best in the business, along with commentary from actors, cinematographers and producers. It covers everything from what you want out of storyboarding, strategies behind effective action scenes and, most of all, getting the best possible performances from actors.
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Richard Dreyfuss on Duddy Kravitz

The star of Jaws and Close Encounters made another early film, but it never got the credit it was due. Its rerelease reminds us that the young actor really had something special

At 65, with the big hits well behind him and the star retinue long since dissipated, Richard Dreyfuss still burns with the righteous fire of the Hollywood player. He fixes me with a beady eye and says: "Acting is an ennobling experience and if it's something that you're capable of, you're lucky. I enjoyed and am proud of everything I ever did – except maybe two or three films whose names you'll never get from me. I am proud of my life and proud of my body of work."

These days, Dreyfuss cuts a very different figure from the bundle of nervous energy that made him a massive star in the early 70s, and one of the key faces of
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John Badham To Make His Feature-Length Return With ‘In The Rough’

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Veteran filmmaker John Badham is ready to get back on the feature saddle again. He’s in talks to take on In The Rough, written by Leslie Boehm (the man who’s given us Dante’s Peak, Daylight and The Darkest Hour). Rough is an action-adventure concerning a retired hunter, a female Red Cross employee and a CIA agent searching for priceless jewels in the Indian jungles. Adventure ensues [Moviehole].

Badham began his career in the early 70s directing television, both episodes and movies, until 1977, when he broke out as a film director with Saturday Night Fever. Since then he’s helmed a vast variety of entertainment, at least one of which you probably love. His films range from Short Circuit to WarGames to Stakeout to the Point Break-wannabee Drop Zone (which is a personal guilty pleasure).

In the mid-90s he gave us Nick of Time, a mildly interesting Johnny Depp
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Robert Pattinson: The 'Unbound Captive' of Madeleine Stowe?

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Hey, we'd change the script if it meant that Robert Pattinson could be in our movie, too.

Madeleine Stowe, who once wallowed in sin with Kevin Costner in Tony Scott's "Revenge" and made Richard Dreyfuss' job harder in "Stakeout," is now closer than ever to making her longtime dream project a reality. "Unbound Captives" is an epic western that Stowe is set to write and direct (maybe she's trying to erase the memory of "Bad Girls?"), and Pattinson was attached to a role when the project was first announced back in 2009. The "Twilight" star might be too old for the role now ... but Stowe might be willing to make some changes to accommodate the years that have gone by.

"The character was conceptualized as an 18-year-old," Stowe acknowledged, but when asked if she would be willing to age up the role so
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Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Working With 'Goodfellas' Writer Nicholas Pileggi On His Louis Armstrong Biopic

Actor/Director Says He Got Script Notes From Clint Eastwood On Project, Talks Working With Ji-Woon Kim On 'The Last Stand' After early supporting roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Color of Money," "Platoon," "Stakeout" and "Good Morning, Vietnam," Forest Whitaker finally landed a leading role, winning Best Actor at Cannes in the process, in 1988's "Bird" the biopic of jazz legend Charlie Parker directed by Clint Eastwood. Nearly 25-years-on, it looks like the actor-director is finally returning to another jazz icon, stepping behind the camera this time, although enlisting the help of his old collaborator on the film. We caught up with Whitaker this week at the Marrakech Film Festival, and he revealed he's got two directorial projects on the way or in the works: "Better Angels," a project focusing on Ugandan child soldiers in which he'll also star, and "Getting To...
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First Impressions: NBC's Grimm - The Pilot

With a few notable exceptions such as Insidious and Paranormal Activity 3, it's been a dismal year at the multiplex for horror. So what are fans supposed to do, especially on this holiest of all holiday weekends, Halloween? Turn to television of course, where the likes of "The Walking Dead", "Dexter", "American Horror Story", "Supernatural", "The Vampire Diaries", and even "The Secret Circle" and BBC America's "Bedlam" are kicking all sorts of genre ass. And a new entry arrives this Friday, October 28th, vying for your attention: NBC's "Grimm". Is it worth your time considering everything else there is to choose from?

We say resoundingly, "Yes!" From the minds of Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, "Grimm" is everything a fan of both police procedurals and monster movies could want -- with a healthy dose of fairy tale magic sprinkled in. Greenwalt worked on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "The X-Files
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Press Conference Coverage: Executive Producers and Writers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt Discuss Grimm and the World of Network Television Horror

NBC is gearing up to premiere its latest foray into genre programming on Friday, October 28th: "Grimm," a new police procedural inspired by the classic Grimms’ fairy tales that centers around Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli; Turn The Beat Around, Camera Obscura), who discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms" that have been charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.

As Nick struggles to hide the dangers of his newfound calling from his fiancée, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch; "Quarterlife"), and his partner, Hank (Russell Hornsby; "Fear Itself," Stuck), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.

With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, "Prison Break"), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology while facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and
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Universal Caters Steve Carell's FBI Wedding

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Steve Carell is no slouch. Since leaving his breakout gig at 'The Office,' the actor has lined up about a dozen projects, has finished 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' which is due July 29, is filming 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' and has roles in 'Great Hope Springs' and 'Burt Wonderstone,' both in pre-production. Now, Universal has salvaged another project for him by acquiring rights to an untitled FBI wedding comedy out of turnaround from Warner Bros.

According to Variety, the studio has tapped Phil Alden Robinson ('Field of Dreams' and 'The Sum of All Fears') to write the project, and Carell will be one of the producers through his Warner-based Carousel Productions.

The logline on the project hasn't been revealed, but it's believed to fall somewhere between the 1987 Richard Dreyfuss-Emilio Estevez 'Stakeout
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Universal Wants To Go On An FBI Wedding With Steve Carell

There is probably no comic leading man in Hollywood right now hotter than Steve Carell. It seems each week there is another project announced with the actor/comedian attached and this week is no different. Variety reports that Universal has picked up an untitled "FBI wedding" comedy in turnaround from Warner Bros. as a potential vehicle for the funnyman. Details are under wraps for now, but the film is said to fall somewhere between that 1987 Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez movie "Stakeout" and "My Best Friend's Wedding," which is two of the oddest comparison points for a project in recent…
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The Hollywood News Exclusive: Emilio Estevez Speaks On His Career

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With a long and varied career behind him, viewers may be inclined to think that they’ve seen everything Emilio Estevez has to offer. But even at this stage, the forty-nine year old actor-director remains one of the industry’s brightest stars.

During the 1980s, Estevez was a prominent name in cinema. As part of a clique of rising young actors, along with the likes of brother Charlie Sheen and Rob Lowe, Estevez starred in a string of popular movies such as The Breakfast Club and Repo Man. Due to these hits, he has earned himself something of a cult status, and is remembered as the face of several iconic characters. Though Estevez became a less dominant on-screen force in the 1990s, he has since focused his efforts in directing, and proved himself more than capable with productions such as Bobby. With the directing talent to match his acting abilities,
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Meet The Fish Food From 'Piranha 3D'

Every once in a while a trailer comes out that makes you think to yourself "oh my goodness that looks like nonsense... I Can't Wait To See It!"

In my social circles that has been the reaction to the trailers and commercials for "Piranha 3D" (which is hitting AMC Theatres everywhere this weekend)!  To us, the film looks like a throwback to the great cheesy horror/gore movies of the 80's much like "The Expendables" is for 80's action films.  It also looks like it aims to deliver that kind of fun.

But aside from the beastly little fishies with the big teeth, a lot of us are also looking forward to seeing this particular cast in action together.  Most of them have been huge at one point (and for good reason) but these days don't often get the recognition they deserve to get.

So with "Piranha 3D" opening this weekend,
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The Other 'Other Guys' - Our 5 Favorite Cop Comedies

Today marks the official opening of the new Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy "The Other Guys" at AMC Theatres everywhere!

Cop comedies area  staple in Hollywood and for good reason.  So with the film opening today I thought it would be a good opportunity for us to look back at some of my favorite all time cop comedies and share the with you here.  

So let's dive into it:

#1 - Police Academy (1984)

Ok, just to be clear here I'm not talking about the 49 sequels that followed, but rather the original masterpiece that still makes me laugh to this day whenever I have the chance to see it:

"The city is in need of more police officers, so the mayor decides to alter the requirements for acceptance into the Police Academy. Among the new cadets is Moses Hightower, a gentle giant who was a florist. Leslie Barbara, who is tired of being picked on.
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Alt.TV – 23/6/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.05pm Stealth Fighter (Movies4Men +1)

An elite fighter pilot must fix the CIA’s failed attempts to retrieve a stolen stealth bomber before a madman and his cartel execute a lethal guerrilla strike on the Us. Starring Ice-t, Costas Mandylor, and Erika Eleniak. Directed by Jim Wynorski.

8.35pm Riverworld (Movies4Men)

An astronaut is killed when his space shuttle is hit by debris only to find himself resurrected on the shore of a mysterious world. Searching for answers he becomes caught in a struggle for power. Based on the books of the same name by Philip Jose Farmer.

9.00pm Stakeout (Film4)

John Badham’s crime-comedy stars Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez as Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers, two detectives assigned to keep
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