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James Newton Howard – 30 Years Of Music For Hollywood, Royal Albert Hall

Embarking on a major European tour this autumn is celebrated Hollywood composer James Newton Howard, his first stop being the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London’s Kensington. Howard has scored over 150 productions in a thirty-plus year career in the film and TV industry, kicking off with the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman. His ‘greatest hits’ tour is a celebration of his career so far, and we caught him as he fired up the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus at the Albert Hall on the first night his multiple-date trip, which will also take in the likes of Austria, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The James Newton Howard concert, reviewed at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 3rd November 2017.

James Newton Howard concert James Newton Howard Concert – 30 Years Of Music For Hollywood

The evening kicked off with a pleasing introduction by the man
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‘Everything, Everything’ Review: Girl in the Plastic Bubble Falls for Boy Next Door

‘Everything, Everything’ Review: Girl in the Plastic Bubble Falls for Boy Next Door
“Everything, Everything” is an updated, gender-reversed and more engaging version of “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” Hollywood loves stories of young pretty people with terminal illnesses. Think “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Dying Young,” “Love Story,” and many more. So it’s no surprise that Nicola Yoon’s 2015 Ya novel was adapted for the screen. The lead actors are attractive and charismatic and give nuanced performances. Unfortunately, the dialogue they are given to speak is often trite and too many plot strands are unconvincing. Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) brings an appealing openness to.
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November 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Bubba Ho-tep, The Initiation

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Tuesday, November 8th is a big day for politics, but on the home entertainment side of things, it’s a relatively quiet week for Blu-ray and DVD releases, as we have only a few bright spots to look forward to. Scream Factory has given Don Coscarelli’s modern classic Bubba Ho-Tep the Collector’s Edition treatment, and for you cult cinema fans out there, both The Initiation and Night Has a Thousand Desires receive a much-needed HD upgrade as well.

Other notable releases for this Tuesday include Halloweed, Bleed, Amigo Undead, and Gorgasm.

Bubba Ho-Tep: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) "gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date", (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous "Elvis", in this "zinger-filled crowd-pleaser", (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home,
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s C.H.U.D., The Initiation, and The Driller Killer Blu-rays

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This November, Arrow Video offers horror fans a wide variety of thrills and onscreen kills with their respective Blu-ray releases of C.H.U.D., The Initiation, and The Driller Killer, and the full release details for all three Blu-rays have now been revealed.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with three great new titles in November. The month kicks off with The Initiation on Blu-ray, one of the best of the college-based slasher movies of the 1980s. One of the later entries into the genre, it had horror fans hooked with its tense stalk 'n' slash scenes and it's surprising twist of an ending.

The horror continues with C.H.U.D., the classic 80s horror featuring the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers making their long-awaited debut on Blu-ray with a brand new restoration from original film elements.

Last but by no means least comes Arrow Video's
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Directors Who Damaged Their Careers Part 5 – The One Who Made Batman & Robin

Graeme Robertson continues his series looking at directors who damaged their careers; next up is Michael Sarne (read the first part on Richard Kelly here, the second part on Michael Cimino here, the third part on George Lucas here, and the fourth part on Michael Sarne here)…

Joel Schumacher is a strange addition to this series, mainly because his career implosion occurred much slower than previous entries, and somehow managing to survive a colossal disaster of a film that would have ended most careers. Not only surviving, but also continuing to make films with significant backing, before almost completely finishing it off by making one stinker too many.

Schumacher originally made his name as a director in the 1980s; bringing us films featuring the then popular “brat pack” group of actors, directing successful movies like St Elmo’s Fire (1984), The Lost Boys (1987).

Schumacher continuing his winning streak into the 1990s
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Arrow Video’s November Blu-ray Releases to Include C.H.U.D., The Initiation, The Driller Killer

Arrow Video has now given horror fans several big reasons to look forward to November, as they will keep the scary spirits alive post-Halloween with Us / UK Blu-ray releases of The Initiation and The Driller Killer, a Us Blu-ray / DVD release of C.H.U.D., and a UK Blu-ray / DVD release of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf.

From Arrow Video’s official Facebook page: “New Us Title Announcement: C.H.U.D Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

The ultimate underground movie experience

North American Blu-ray pre-order link should be live soon!

They’Re Not Staying Down There, Anymore!

From the subterranean depths it crawls! Finally making its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray, director Douglas Cheek’s cult ‘80s favorite C.H.U.D. is the ultimate underground movie experience.

In downtown Manhattan, a police captain’s hunt for his missing wife leads to the discovery of a series of mysterious disappearances in the area.
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The Walking Dead Recap: Die Job

The Walking Dead Recap: Die Job
As the fifth season of The Walking Dead lumbered toward the finish line, the Internet was abuzz with speculation about who’d kick the bucket next. The smart money was on Noah. (Back in January, portrayer Tyler James Williams signed on for the Criminal Minds spinoff.) But was it the teen who met his maker in “Spend”? Read on and find out!

RelatedIs Rick Grimes Out of Line? And More TV Questions!

Top Of The Morning | The episode kicked off with Gabriel becoming so upset over a gift of strawberries left for him in his makeshift Alexandria chapel that he
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Fault in Our Stars Gets Banned from Middle School - and the Honest Trailer Treatment (Video)

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Fault in Our Stars Gets Banned from Middle School - and the Honest Trailer Treatment (Video)
The best-selling book The Fault in Our Stars, narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient, has been banned from Riverside Unified School District middle schools in California over sexual content, but it is still allowed in high schools. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that a district committee voted Monday to ban the 2012 novel by John Green that was made into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. The newspaper says parent Karen Krueger challenged the book at Frank Augustus Miller Middle School in Riverside, California, over the sex and crude language in the love story involving terminally ill teens. The committee voted 6 to 1 to
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Frances Bean Cobain Tells Lana Del Rey Dying Young Isn't 'Cool'

Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, responded to Lana Del Rey’s comments that seemed to glorify the idea of dying young.

Frances Bean Cobain Says Dying Young Isn't 'Cool'

Earlier this month, Del Rey was promoting her newest album Ultraviolence when she claimed to wish she were dead in an interview with The Guardian. "I wish I was dead already," Del Rey said after naming both Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain as her musical heroes and responding, “I don’t know. Ummm, yeah,” when asked if she thought early death was glamorous. When the interviewer protested, Del Rey insisted that she truly did wish she were dead already.

“I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am,” she said. Clarifying what she no longer wants to be doing, she added, “Everything. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way,
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Book Review: Numbercruncher

Author: Si Spurrier

Artist: P.J. Holden

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Hardcover: 90 pages

Publisher: Titan Comics

Isbn-10: 1782760040

Isbn-13: 978-1782760047

Synopsis:

From the smash-hit writer behind X-Men Legacy! Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated in the life of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such Karmic agent – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!

Trailer: Numbercruncher

I’ll admit that I haven’t read a whole lot of graphic novels. In fact, the majority of graphic novels I’ve read, I’ve reviewed on this site. I’ve probably even thought they were “good” or even “5 stars.
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‘Numbercruncher #1′ Review

Written by Si Spurrier | Drawn by Pj Holden | Colours by Jordie Bellaire | Published by Titan Books

I’m a little biased going into this book because, as anyone with a passing familiarity with our Panel Discussion posts can tell you, I’ve kind of got a thing for Si Spurrier’s writing. His cynical sense of humour, unbridled invention (not to mention joyful wordplay) and infectious sincerity always has me hooked, whether in turning the Merry Marvel Mutantverse on its head in X-Men: Legacy or delivering so-bonkers-it’s-brilliant sci-fi-western shenanigans in Six-Gun Gorilla, so I was pretty excited to hear that I could get to read his latest creator-owned book, Numbercruncher, a few days early.

For economy’s sake, here’s the plot synopsis from the book’s solicitation:

Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator.

He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated in
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Julia Roberts Is "Dying Young"

Sneak Peek director Joel Schumacher's 1991 romantic drama "Dying Young", now available on DVD from Anchor Bay, starring Julia Roberts, Vincent D'Onofrioand Campbell Scott:

"...with little money, a poor education and no luck when it comes to love, 'Hilary O’Neil' (Roberts) answers a want ad and finds her whole world suddenly changed.

"Hired as the caretaker to an ill young man (Scott), she unexpectedly discovers they have much in common. Their growing friendship quietly develops into a deep and powerful romance that ultimately tests the boundaries of true love..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dying Young"...
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TV Review: ABC’s ‘Mistresses’ Cheats on Good Television

Chicago – At its worst, ABC’s “Mistresses” feels like “Nicholas Sparks: The TV Series” with all the horrendous plotting and melodrama that implies. At its best, it feels like a “Desperate Housewives” knock-off, in which the charisma of its leading ladies get viewers past the writing flaws. It’s mostly the former - a cliched, surface-level soap opera more reminiscent of a Lifetime mini-series than what used to qualify for network TV.

Television Rating: 2.0/5.0

Mistresses” opens with a sex scene and then shots of Alyssa Milano walking in slo-mo to a bar. They know what you’re here for. “Meeting someone?” “Well, I thought I was. But now that you’re here, I’m changing plans.” Ooooh, sexy. Of course, it’s immediately revealed to be a faux sexiness as the couple is revealed to be a married one role-playing and the sex scene turns to a discussion of ovulation.
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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Dark Skies' and More

This week: Something otherworldly is tormenting the poor Barretts in "Dark Skies," the sci-fi horror film starring Josh Hamilton, Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett as a suburban family under siege by nasty alien visitors.

Also new this week is the 2010 Irish road-trip indie film "My Brothers" and the compelling drama "Lore" starring young Saskia Rosendahl as a German girl wandering post-wwii Europe with her siblings after their Nazi parents are interred by the Allies.

'Dark Skies'

Box Office: $17 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 34% Rotten

Storyline: Daniel (Josh Hamilton) and Lacy Barrett (Keri Russell) have a fairly ordinary life in the 'burbs with their two sons until some mysterious break-ins and disturbing activity — including blackouts, "Poltergeist"-like stacking of objects and sleepwalking — cause the family to suspect that something otherworldly is trying to get into their house. As the parents do research on alien abduction and try to protect
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Kristen Stewart Movies: Snow White And The Huntsman Box-Office Draw?

Kristen Stewart movies: Snow White and the Huntsman

Swath Box Office Pt.2: Chris Hemsworth / Charlize Theron Star Power

Of course, one could argue that the Twilight franchise doesn’t consist of Kristen Stewart movies, but ensemble pieces like The Avengers or Prometheus. In a sense, that would be a correct assessment. But it would be more correct to affirm that at the very core of Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight, Chris Weitz’s New Moon, David Slade’s Eclipse, and Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and the upcoming Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is Stewart’s Bella Swan. Everything revolves around her.

True, when Twilight came out in fall 2008, Stewart was merely "the actress who plays Bella" — much like Chris Hemsworth to a certain extent remains "the actor who plays Thor." But things have changed quite radically since then. Kristen Stewart has become a global celebrity and, quite possibly, a strong
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MTV's #8 Movie Of The Year Is '50/50'

MTV's #8 Movie Of The Year Is '50/50'
I kept fearing "50/50" would take a left turn onto Sappy Boulevard, plod past Preachy Junction and come to a rest in a town populated by "Dying Young," "Autumn in New York" and "Sweet November," where everyone learns pat lessons and becomes better people (except for those who die; those unfortunate folks just help us learn something about ourselves before they pass into the Great Cheesy Beyond).

"50/50" is a movie about cancer, after all, about a young man with the disease. At a certain point star Seth Rogen would have to cease being Seth Rogen, and the whole film would become some Ya version of "Beaches," right?

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Based on writer Will Reiser's own experiences and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young radio producer suffering from a rare form of cancer, "50/50" pulls off the magic trick of staying consistently funny, sweet, affecting and real — and never, ever cheesy.
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New film 50/50 shows that death can get a lot of laughs

'Cancer comedy' proves you don't have to resort to Hollywood cliches when it comes to death on film, says John Patterson

At the movies, Death never gets any respect. Among the diverse fates and dooms available to any movie's characters, he's always the last guy anyone wants to hang out with. But, in a nice karmic turnaround, he is indeed the very last guy they'll get to hang out with. Always the party-pooper, always a drag, ever the least welcome guest at any table he sups at, people flee for the far horizon fearing the touch of his scythe or, more often, the very notion that he actually exists, that he's coming …

Hollywood is in America, where the point of life is that it must never be allowed to end, and so it mostly practises the mealy-mouthed approach to death favoured by many of its citizen-ticket buyers. No one ever actually dies,
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Interview: Vincent D’Onofrio on Directorial Debut of ‘Don’t Go in the Woods’

Chicago – Vincent D’Onofrio has had a career that is rich and diverse. He has worked with directors as distinct as Stanley Kubrick (”Full Metal Jacket”) and Tim Burton (”Ed Wood”), and has starred in the legendary TV franchise “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” He presents his directorial debut, “Don’t Go in the Woods,” on November 12th in Chicago at the “Tribeca Film Festival on the Road.”

Vincent D’Onofrio began his career in the early 1980s, and quickly built an impressive resume from there. He played opposite Julia Roberts in “Dying Young” (1991), had character parts in “JFK” (1991) and “The Player” (1992), and famously played Orson Welles in “Ed Wood” (1994). He practically stole the showy film, “Men in Black” (1997) as Edgar, and portrayed Abbie Hoffman in “Steal This Movie” (2000). From 2001-2011, he also made waves on television, memorably taking on the persona of Detective Robert Goren in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
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Short Film Showcase - The Woman in the Room (1983)

The Woman in the Room, 1983.

Written and Directed by Frank Darabont.

Based on a story by Stephen King.

Starring Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby, Bob Brunson and George Russell.

Before he earned critical acclaim adapting Stephen King's material for the big screen with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007), Hungarian-American filmmaker Frank Darabont turned his hand to one of the King's short stories, The Woman in the Room, which had first been published in the author's 1978 collection Night Shift.

Securing the rights to the tale for $1 - thereby launching the concept of the 'Dollar Baby' - Darabont's thirty-minute adaptation went on to become a semi-finalist on the shortlist for the Best Live Action Short Film nominations at the Academy Awards and was later released on home-video in 1994 as part of a double-feature with Jeff Schiro's The Boogeyman (1982) entitled Nightshift Collection.

The Woman in the Room
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Jonathan Levine's "50/50"

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"Dying young is no laughing matter," writes Sean Burns in the Philadelphia Weekly. "Except in the case of 50/50, an awkward, heartfelt and extremely funny picture directed by Jonathan Levine, from a script by Will Reiser that has the rough, pants-kicking sting of real life at its (slightly compromised) core. Reiser, a television writer for Da Ali G Show as well as assorted dreck like Garage Band Makeover, was diagnosed with a rare, operable form of cancer in his early 20s. His best friend during this ordeal was the kind of slovenly loudmouth that you'd usually find played in a Hollywood movie by Seth Rogen. Wait, scratch that. Because Reiser's best friend really was Seth Rogen, who always seems to turn up in movies as some sort of variation of himself in the first place, and now does so for real this time as Kyle, an Army-jacket clad, slob-ovian with a
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