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Golden Door International Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup, Hosts ‘Another You’ As Opening Night Film

26 August 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Golden Door International Film Festival has announced its 2016 lineup today. The New Jersey festival features a mix of indie winners and mainstream majors. It runs from September 22nd through the 25th and it’s held at the beautiful Landmark Loews, Beacon Paramount theatre, and Rialto-Capital.

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The festival will host the world premiere of Chris Robert’s film “Another You,” which follows young and ambitious science major Sydney Jameson who finds love and refuses to let it go, turning an ordinary relationship into a dangerous fixation. Sydney soon loses herself in a scientific break through, finding a way to use the theory of De Ja Vu to explore her past mistakes. It stars Ksenia Solo (“Black Swan), Kris Holden-Ried (“K-19: The Widowmaker”), Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”), and Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Stephen King Wrote A Short Story That Incorporates Batman, And You Can Hear It Right Now!

23 August 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Color me surprised or just plain out of touch and ignorant. I had no idea that in 2012, Stephen King -- perhaps one of the greatest modern American genre authors -- wrote a story that features Batman in a unique way. Yes, that's right. Stephen King of The Stand, It, The Dark Tower, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, and Misery fame, incorporated the Caped Crusader into a story.

Though, before you get too excited, this isn't necessarily about Batman proper. No, this is a story entitled "Bazaar of Bad Dreams." If you recognize the title, that's because that's the name of a collection of short stories that King published earlier this year. Anyway, this short story, which was first featured in a 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar, features a father and son having lunch together, reminiscing about better times. This is especially poignant because the father has a bad case of Alzheimers. »

- Joseph Medina

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Living the dream: when film fans get over-attached

23 August 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

At times, we all want to live in a favourite film. But, from the man who lives in an airport to the fan who removed bits of his nose, the reality is sometimes painful

The internet is full of lists of the most inspirational movies, usually topped by The Shawshank Redemption and Rocky. But how many filmgoers have actually escaped from prison using only a blunt spoon (Ok, a rock hammer) after watching Frank Darabont’s pathos-drenched tale of perseverance in the face of appalling hardship, or took on the world heavyweight champion and won, after viewing Sylvester Stallone’s heartwarming blue-collar sports drama?

In the week that a former security guard for David Beckham revealed he is living at Heathrow airport for real after watching Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal, here are several movie fans who – for better and in some cases much, much worse – were »

- Ben Child

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What Are Twitter Users’ #7favfilms?

20 August 2016 4:51 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Those of you using Twitter this last week may have noticed an especially popular hashtag trending: #7favfilms.  Using the tag, users shared their seven favorite movies.  Within 14 hours, over 100,000 lists were shared and that data was compiled into a single, definitive list.  These were – collectively – the top answers: The Dark Knight (5,056 votes) Pulp Fiction (4,966 votes) The Shawshank Redemption (4,910 votes) Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (4,772 votes) The Godfather (4,604) Goodfellas (3,877 votes) Alien (3,730 votes) Fight Club (3,574 votes) Harry Potter (2,757 votes) Jaws (2,622 votes) (Photo via Screenmusings.org)

What Are Twitter Users’ #7favfilms? »

- Brian Hadsell

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#fav7films: Mindy Kaling and Other Indie Stars Reveal Their Favorite Movies on Twitter

16 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether you wanted to or not, you probably learned a lot of people’s seven favorite films yesterday. #fav7films was the hashtag du jour, presumably because a standard top 10 would have been more likely to go over Twitter’s 140-character limit, and among the many civvies chiming in were a number of actors and filmmakers. Here, for your perusing pleasure, is a sampling of their favorites.

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#fav7films

(I can’t resist)

24 hr Party People

The Man Who Would Be King

Diner

Sound of Music

Office Space

Kung Fu Hustle

La Dolce Vita

Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 16, 2016

#fav7films Jesus’s son. Shortcuts. Royal tenenbaums. Best in show. City of God. Personal Velocity. The big Lebowski.

Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 16, 2016

 

#fav7films

Singin’ in the Rain

Squid and the Whale

Broadcast News

Hannah and Her Sisters

Bob & Carol »

- Michael Nordine

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Fantasia 2016: ‘A Violent Prosecutor’ review

27 July 2016 3:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A Violent Prosecutor review

Despite a fairly confrontational title, A Violent Prosecutor takes a surprisingly entertaining turn in what becomes a mixture between some of the best hustle films out there and The Shawshank Redemption. It’s an odd mix, but in true Korean style the debut of Lee Il Hyeong bristles with style, wit, and twists, to provide an accessible crime caper after the crime itself.

Opening credits may not always be worth mentioning, but here they are a quick cut presentation of torn paper and character introductions that for some reason spoil a lot of the first act. It seems as though these were made to go after the prologue, but the prologue wound on for far longer than anyone expected. This results in a disappointingly spoiled opening act as we are told characters, and what has happened to them in the same way as a ‘Previously on… »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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30th anniversary restoration trailer for Alex Cox’s cult classic Sid & Nancy starring Gary Oldman

26 July 2016 5:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alex Cox’s (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) cult classic Sid & Nancy retells the story of the self-destructive drug-fuelled relationship of The Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman in a breakthrough role) and the bands American groupie Nancy (Chloe Webb). To mark the film,s 30th anniversary StudioCanal will be re-releasing it as part of the BFI’s Punk London Season, complete with colour correction by cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Sicario). See the official trailer, synopsis, and release dates below.

It’s 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie – Nancy (Chloe WebbShameless) – who has come to London to pursue him but »

- Matthew Lee

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Rotten luck: tree from The Shawshank Redemption toppled by strong winds

25 July 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The landmark from Frank Darabont’s prison-escape classic has been blown down, to the dismay of fans

An oak tree, hailed as a symbol of hope for appearing in a key scene from The Shawshank Redemption, has been toppled by heavy winds in Lucas, Ohio.

In the film, Red, played by Morgan Freeman, travels to the site of the tree on the advice of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) after receiving parole following a 40-year sentence. There, he finds some money and a note left by his friend directing him to Zihuatanejo in Mexico. “Remember, Red,” the letter reads. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

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- Nigel M Smith

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Historic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Film Falls Down

25 July 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The white oak tree made famous in the 1994 film Shawshank Redemption has fallen near Mansfield, Ohio, according to reports on Saturday. ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Oak Tree Falls The oak tree first appeared near the end of the film, when Morgan Freeman’s character, the paroled prisoner Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, follows clues to the tree’s location. Once […]

The post Historic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Film Falls Down appeared first on uInterview. »

- Shantel Whitaker

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Edition Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray September 27

23 July 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the end there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy.

The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.”

Blu-ray/DVD Special Features*

The Making of Highlander Deleted Scenes Interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy and Actor Christopher Lambert Archival Interview with Actor Christopher Lambert »

- Movie Geeks

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’: Iconic Tree From The 1994 Classic Falls

22 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The famous oak tree from the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen, according to the Mansfield News Journal. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed on Friday that the staff at the convention had received calls that the iconic tree, located on private property on Pleasant Valley Road near Malabar Farm, fell and were not sure was caused it.

The tree was used as a filming location for the Frank Darabont adaptation of the Stephen King short story. The movie centered around two imprisoned men, Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins), who bonded over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. In a scene with the tree, Red is seen walking along a hay field and removing stones from a rock wall where Andy kept a gift for him.

Read More: ‘Shawshank’ Secrets Revealed: Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and »

- Liz Calvario

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray coming 9/27

21 July 2016 11:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Celebrate 30 years of Highlander with a new Blu-ray!

In the end there can only be one! The Highlander 30th Anniversary edition arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate with fantastic new special features. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy. The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

In this sci-fi/fantasy classic, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.” The cast includes Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Fortress), Roxanne Hart (The Verdict, TV’s “Chicago Hope”), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Edition Announced

19 July 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In the end there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy. The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.”

Blu-ray/DVD Special Features*

The Making of Highlander Deleted Scenes Interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy and Actor Christopher Lambert Archival Interview with Actor »

- ComicMix Staff

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

19 July 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“There can be only one!” Luckily, this saying of the immortals from Highlander (1986) doesn’t refer to the 30th anniversary Blu-ray / DVD from Lionsgate, which is packed with special features including deleted scenes, a “making-of” documentary, never-before-seen interviews with the director and star Christopher Lambert, and so much more:

Press Release: In the end, there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27th from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy.

The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! »

- Tamika Jones

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

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The Walking Dead »

- Vikram Murthi

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

The Walking Dead »

- Vikram Murthi

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Revisiting the ending of The Mist

6 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 12, 2016

We look back - with spoilers - at the incredible ending to the film of Stephen King's The Mist...

Unsurprisingly, this article contains spoilers for 2007’s The Mist. This is a deliberately big spoiler warning, for a film you really don't want spoiled. Really.

Stephen King is a man of many collaborations. We suspect you don't need us to tell you that, as they span many mediums and have borne more sweet-tasting, fleshy morsels than the Man from Del Monte would know what to do with.

Without even mentioning his many silver screen collaborative efforts, there’s American Vampire, the excellent comic book series he has co-written with the wildly-talented Scott Snyder; Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, a musical created in cahoots with T Bone Burnett (creator of that theme tune for True Detective amongst many, many other things). If we’re talking straight up words on »

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Movie Review – Cell (2016)

5 July 2016 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cell, 2016.

Directed by Tod Williams.

Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Synopsis:

When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

When I read Stephen King’s Cell ten years ago (2006), like many of his books, I thought it would make a great movie.  Dimension Films thought the same thing and bought rights to make the movie with Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) directing. Roth dropped out in 2009 and then finally in 2012 and 2013, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson casting was announced with a Saban Films release date on VOD in June and theatrical release in July.  I was not familiar with new director Tod Williams »

- Tai Freligh

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Elvis & Nixon review – the odd couple

26 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kevin Spacey plays the president for laughs in a slight but enjoyable imagining of Elvis’s real life meeting with Nixon

Before the press show for this piece of pop history whimsy, the film’s distributors wheeled out a bespangled Elvis impersonator, but sadly failed to enlist a concomitant Nixon tribute act. With his scarecrow arms, vulture shoulders and feral facial expressions, the 37th president of the United States is as easily caricatured as the King. On screen, he’s been played by such luminaries as Anthony Hopkins in Nixon, Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon, and John Cusack in The Butler, all of whom had his trademark physical mannerisms down pat. Nor should we forget Bob Gunton, who brought more than a touch of Nixon to the role of Warden Norton in The Shawshank Redemption before starring in 1997’s Elvis Meets Nixon, the small-screen forerunner of this flimsy but fun cinematic folly. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Watch the trailer for Highlander’s 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration

9 June 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival, StudioCanal has released a trailer for the 30th Anniversary 4K restoration of Russell Mulcahy’s cult 1986 fantasy Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. Check it out here…

1985 New York City; the Battle to end all battles. The last remaining Immortals gather together to fight to the death: decapitation alone can kill them, and the victor alone can lay claim to “The Prize”. Amongst the contestants is Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), who fought his first battle in 1536 on the highlands of Scotland, swordsman Ramirez (Sean Connery) who mentored MacLeod and taught him the ways of the immortals, and the evil and brutal barbarian The Kurgan (Clancy Brown).

Starring Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Fortress), Sean Connery (Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) Roxanne Hart, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish and Celia Imrie. The film was »

- Gary Collinson

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