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Full Moon Gets Blu with Meridian; Code Red Unleashing Italian Horrors on Hi-Def

If you’re a fan of Sherilyn Fenn having sex with a werewolf or Italian cannibals, Lamberto Bava giallos, or the movie that was Sharktopus long before Syfy ever conjured up such a preposterous sea beast, then Full Moon and Code… Continue Reading →

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30. Sense and Sensibility

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects.
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Update: 'The Interview' Available on VOD Today, Plus a Full List of Theaters... If You Actually Want to See It

Update: According to CNN's Brian Stelter and confirmed by Sony (via Huffington Post), audiences choosing to stay home over the holiday will be able to rent ($6) or buy ($15) the film from various online streaming outlets starting at 1:00 Pm Et today, as in December 24, via SeeTheInterview.com.

Sony Confirms: "The Interview" will be available for rental through YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video, etc. Today. At 1pm Et.

Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 24, 2014 The original post follows... In the wake of controversy and fallout, which culminated in scrapping the Christmas Day release of its high profile Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, Sony announced its revised release plans for the film yesterday. As a Christmas gift of sorts to fans clamoring to see the controversial film, Sony is releasing The Interview into some 300 theaters starting tomorrow morning. In addition, CNN Money reports Google will stream the film as an
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Find Out Where 'The Interview' Is Playing Christmas Day

When Sony Pictures reversed their plans to cancel their theatrical release of The Interview earlier today, the decision sent indie theaters across the country into a frenzy to book the comedy in time for Christmas Day on Thursday. Deadline reports that Sony has implemented a 6 Pm Pst deadline for theaters to book the film, so the studio can send out hard drives containing the movie in time for these screenings. So far, a number of venues across the country have been confirmed, with several more likely to come as we get closer to the studio's deadline. Here's a statement from one source familiar with Sony's situation.

"Sony has had so many bookings coming in it is now focused on areas where a theater can guarantee a two-week run, or longer. They're so inundated with bookings they are being more careful about where they are booking [The Interview] in all the different markets.
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Where to Watch ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

After pulling “The Interview’s” Christmas Day release, Sony has reversed its decision and set a limited theatrical release in the U.S. for Dec. 25.

Sony has also announced plans to stream “The Interview” on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox video and its own website beginning Dec. 24.

Here is a list of theaters screening “The Interview,” to be updated as more venues are confirmed.

Alabama

Andalusia – Clark Theatre 3

Birmingham – Edge 12

Boaz – Boaz Cinema 9

Enterprise – Clark Cinema 1 & 2

Fort Payne – Fort Payne Cinemas 6

Greenville – Edge Cinema 8

Huntsville – Madison Square Stadium 8

Troy – Continental Cinema 6

Arizona

Lake Havasu – Lake Havasu Cinema 10

Maricopa – Ak-Chin 12

Payson – Sawmill Theatres

Phoenix – Harkins Theatres

Scottsdale – Ultraluxe Scottsdale Pavillions 11

Show Low – Wme Theatre

Sierra Vista – Uptown 3 Theatre

Tempe – Harkins Valley Art

Tucson – Loft Cinema

Arkansas

Cabot – Silver Screen Cinemas 8

El Dorado – Stars Cinema 6

Hot Springs – Behind The Mall Cinema 5

Searcy – Cinema 8

Little Rock – Riverdale 10

California

Agoura Hill – Agoura Hills Stadium
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‘The Interview’ Release: List Of Theaters Set To Show The Film

  • Deadline
Refresh for latest… Here’s a list of theaters confirmed to be showing Sony’s The Interview on Christmas Day after the studio worked with indie chains on a release plan finalized this morning. The venues have a deadline of 6 Pm Pt today to decide whether to run the movie on December 25, as Sony must send theaters the movie hard drives in time to make Christmas Day screenings. Some theaters are booking the film for later in the month or into January, so that deadline isn’t looming as large. As of 4 Pm, more than 200 theaters had signed on.

This is all happening fast so this list will continue to grow. We’re hearing that there are still internal discussions among art houses about whether to add the pic to their schedules, with security and previous commitments among the concerns. Some of the theaters had planned to be dark on Christmas Day,
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Where Can You See 'The Interview'? Here's the Full List

  • Moviefone
After Sony announced Tuesday that it would reverse its decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," dozens of independent theaters across the country made plans to show the flick.

Various media outlets have been reporting the locations that are said to be screening the film, and we're compiling them here. Below is the list so far, which we'll update as more information rolls in.

All locations are showing the movie beginning December 25, unless otherwise noted.

Where To See "The Interview" (via the movie's Facebook page):

Al Andalusia - Clark Theatre 3

Al Birmingham - Edge 12

Al Boaz - Boaz Cinema 9

Al Enterprise - Clark Cinema 1 & 2

Al Fort Payne - Fort Payne Cinemas 6

Al Greenville - Edge Cinema 8

Al Huntsville - Madison Square Stadium 8

Al Troy - Continental Cinema 6

Ar Cabot - Silver Screen Cinemas 8

Ar El Dorado - Stars Cinema 6

Ar Hot Springs - Behind The Mall
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‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone

Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It is also the second of three Full Moon Productions (the company name was later changed to Full Moon Entertainment) that were lensed between 1989 and 1991 – the others being Puppet Master and Meridian, both of which have already had the DVD, and in Puppet Master‘s case, Blu-ray, treatment from 88 Films.

Shadowzone sees a group of Nasa hyper-sleep researchers conducting tests in an abandoned underground facility in the Nevada desert. When one subject dies during the test, Nasa sends in Captain Hickock (Beecroft) to investigate. and what he finds is more horrific than the death itself. The scientists,
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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 28th

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, May 28th 2012.

Pick Of The Week

Chronicle (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chronicle is an unconventional and slightly darker take on the superhero genre where three ordinary teenagers suddenly gain super powers and are able to do things they never imagined possible. Initially they have fun, but their pranks become ever more dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with extraordinary powers. Chronicle Review

And the rest…

Iron Sky (DVD/Blu-ray)

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space programme evaded destruction by
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Saturday Nightmares: Meridian (1990)

After the debacle of Puppet Master – Axis of Evil (review here), I was asked to list off some of my favorite Full Moon films. I listed Meridian despite having seen it last in 1992, recalling it as both an atmospheric and original romantic horror film. I was thirteen then. Most probably it was the sex and nudity that won me over.

Meridian is notable for being one of the first films produced under Charles Band’s Full Moon banner, with Band himself handling the directorial reigns. It’s quite a contrast against the company’s current state for a number of reasons: it employs quality actors (or, actors with a resume, at least), features interesting and notable locations and enlists a number of professionals to operate behind-the-scenes - most surprisingly, a score by Pino Donaggio. It’s an unmistakably low-budget affair, but not without some polish and a sense of style.
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Boning Up on Skull Heads

  • Fangoria
Giove is a small village sited on the peak of a hill not far from Rome. It’s a cloudy and dark day when Fango arrives, and after a U-turn off the long, winding road leading there, the 900-year-old castle comes into view where the shooting of Skull Heads (out on DVD October 6) and Demonic Toys 2: Personal Demons (being helmed by Gingerdead Man 2’s William Butler; coming in December), two new horror movies from Charles Band’s Full Moon company, is taking place.

As soon as Fango enters the huge structure, a production assistant leads the way to the dungeon: the court of Band himself, owner of the castle, which he hasn’t filmed in since Meridian and Stuart Gordon’s The Pit And The Pendulum in the early ’90s. “It has been more than 15 years since we last shot a movie here,” he says. “You know, I have
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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 2

Disclaimer: This article may contain sarcasm; irony and “LOLs” proceed with caution.

Our second stab at the Oscars contains make-up effects and score (read part 1 here). The make-up effects, followed by the visual effects and technical awards, remain my favorite parts of the show; here you got to see your heroes: Rick Baker, Howard Berger, Chris Walas or Rob Bottin in the audience. Even the great Stan Winston could have been out there, back in the day. Though best known for his “visual effects” wins—he brought home an Oscar for best make-up in 1991 for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Here genre fans can rejoice, Greg Cannom brought home the gold, again, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Cannom, a genre elder, worked alongside (just to name a few) Fincher, Coppola, Landis, Dante, Blatty, and Cohen creating all sorts of character and creature make-ups.

This part of the list also
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