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The Bottom Shelf: Willard, Ben, Street Trash and The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

Nick Aldwinckle Oct 30, 2017

This month's round up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays features Ray Harryhausen, Willard, rats on the rampage and more...

The underappreciated ‘nature gone wild’ porn horror movie subgenre has a somewhat patchy history, with a viewer’s search more likely to end up in some SyFy channel Megapterranoshark Versus Crocosaur cul-de-sac than something of the calibre of a Jaws or Arachnophobia. Sharks, spiders and gators are all well served, though (alongside the glaring lack of a movie adaptation of Guy N. Smith’s glorious Night Of The Crabs books) rodents have had something of a raw deal.

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Fear not, though, faithful readers: we’re not going to drift off into Stuart Little territory just yet (that’ll be next month’s Stuart Little IV: The Rattening), as this month brings with it not one but two seventies rat-themed monster movie classics (well,
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Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween

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Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween
Dead Ant isn't just some fly-by-night cult oddity that is looking to cash in on the Halloween season. It's a bonafide Drive-In thriller that mixes comedy with rock and roll, adding in some killer insects and quite a bit of madness. It's the type of movie we don't see too much of any more. And that's one of the reasons star Tom Arnold wanted to take it on in the first place.

Tom Arnold stars in the movie with Stranger Things and Goonies favorite Sean Astin and former Hollywood bad boy Jake Busey. Also appearing in this madcap ode to sci-fi schlock from the 50s is Michael Horse, who plays the beloved Hawk on Twin Peaks. In the movie, which is being called 'too much fun' by critics, members of a metal band get a chance at a comeback when they are invited to perform at Coachella. When they become stranded in the desert,
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Last Action Hero’s failure: Schwarzenegger argues Clinton partly to blame

Simon Brew Oct 23, 2017

Last Action Hero failed partly because of a change in politics, argues Arnold Schwarzenegger...

When Arnold Schwarzenneger’s first big action vehicle following Terminator 2 – 1993’s Last Action Hero – went head to head with Jurassic Park at the box office, you don’t need us to tell you that the dinosaurs won. Arnie’s box office power never hit the same heights again either, although True Lies had a go, and in the aftermath of Last Action Hero’s disappointing takings, several reasons were cited.

But the election of Bill Clinton wasn’t one of them.

However, in a new interview, Schwarzengger has reflected on Last Action Hero’s underwhelming box office performance, and part-concluded that new politics had its place in the mix.

“It was one of those things where President Clinton was elected and the press somehow made the whole thing kind of political where they thought,
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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career

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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has helped launch many a film career in Hollywood, including Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, and Kelly Rowland, just to name a few. But none more notorious perhaps than the career of Tom Arnold. Halloween is almost here which means when we had the chance to speak with Tom Arnold about the new horror comedy Dead Ant, we couldn't resist the chance to get in a question about his relationship with MovieWeb's favorite horror movie killer Freddy Krueger.

The 58 year old actor and comedian, who earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance thanks to his supporting role in Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, made his film debut in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the supposed finale of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, which arrived in September 1991.

It was the height of tabloid fame for Arnold and his then wife, Roseanne Barr,
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Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary
In today’s film news roundup, Paul Allen comes on board an Oliver Sacks documentary, the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival unveils its lineup, and animation veteran Teresa Cheng gets a USC post.

Documentary Backing

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions is backing the documentary “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” in partnership with Steeplechase Films, American Masters Pictures, Motto Pictures, Passion Pictures, and Tangled Bank Studios.

Directed by filmmaker Ric Burns (“New York,” “Andy Warhol”), the film attempts to provide an exploration of human consciousness and the intimate relationship between art and science. Burns shot footage in the months before Sacks died in 2015, including more than 80 hours with the physician himself, his partner, and his closest family, friends, and colleagues.

Allen and Carole Tomko, general manager of Vulcan Productions, are executive producers of “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life,” along with Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures and Michael Kantor of American Masters Pictures. Vulcan said Friday
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'Magnum P.I.' Reboot Series in the Works

'Magnum P.I.' Reboot Series in the Works
A reboot of the Tom Selleck detective drama Magnum P.I. is in the works at CBS, which aired the original series for eight seasons in the Eighties.

The rebooted Magnum P.I. will feature an updated plot that "follows Thomas Magnum (Selleck's former role), a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore 'Tc' Calvin and Orville 'Rick' Wright, as well as that of disavowed former Mi:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on
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Catalog From The Beyond: Road Games (1981)

  • DailyDead
I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a minor announcement made recently that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s upcoming installment to the Halloween franchise. While the majority of the response has been positive, there have been some concerns, such as the need to once again retcon the series to resurrect Laurie Strode as well as the usual skepticism about the need for another Halloween movie. While I understand these concerns, I do have a retort: they’re bringing back Jamie Lee freaking Curtis.

This woman is the highlight of anything she’s in, be it one of her many turns in horror flicks, starring roles in big-budget action movies like True Lies, or even just a guest spot on New Girl. I’d slap down ten bucks to watch this woman fold laundry. And I have to say,
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Original ‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter Hits Back at James Cameron: ‘Perhaps You Do Not Understand the Character’

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Original ‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter Hits Back at James Cameron: ‘Perhaps You Do Not Understand the Character’
It’s the Hollywood feud that no one saw coming. In late August, filmmaker James Cameron — who, of course, is known for his work with genuinely strong, unique female characters — came out against Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster “Wonder Woman” in a strange interview with The Guardian, in which he bemoaned “all of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood” did over the film, deeming the praise “so misguided.” By his estimation, “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing” and a “step backwards.”

Now television’s original Lynda Carter has come out against Cameron, who recently double-downed on his thoughts in yet another new interview. She’s not happy, and we can’t blame her.

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In a new chat with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Cameron again attempted to
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Ryan Gosling Film ‘The Nice Guys’ Gets Female-Led TV Reboot at Fox

  • The Wrap
Ryan Gosling Film ‘The Nice Guys’ Gets Female-Led TV Reboot at Fox
The recent Ryan Gosling film “The Nice Guys” is getting a female-centric TV update at Fox. The network has given a pilot order with significant penalty to the hour-long action comedy “The Nice Girls[/link],” which is a contemporary female take on director Shane Black’s 2016 buddy movie that also starred Russell Crowe. Michael Diliberti (“30 Minutes or Less”) will write and executive produce the TV version that hails from 20th Century Fox Television, Lionsgate and Silver Pictures Television. Joel Silver, who has a first-look deal with Lionsgate, is an executive producer, along with Rodney Ferrell and Ken Kao. Also Read: 'True Lies' TV Reboot.
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Joel Silver Developing Female-Led ‘Nice Guys’ Series Adaptation at Fox

Joel Silver is adapting his 2016 buddy cop comedy “The Nice Guys” into a female-led drama series at Fox, Variety has learned.

“The Nice Girls[/link]” is a described as a one-hour contemporary female take on Silver’s acclaimed feature film, which starred Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling and was co-written and directed by Silver’s frequent collaborator Shane Black. Fox has ordered a script for the project from Silver Pictures Television with a significant penalty attached.

Michael Diliberti will write and executive produce, with Silver and his president of television Rodney Ferrell also executive producing. Ken Kao will also executive produce. Diliberti wrote the comedy film “30 Minutes or Less” for Sony/Columbia which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride and is next set to direct his script “Miami, Pi” for RatPac and Pulse Films.

The project is a co-production between Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox Television, and Silver Pictures Television. It falls under Silver’s first-look deal at Lionsgate
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Exclusive ‘Dead Ant’ Images Hit the Road to Screamfest

Exclusive ‘Dead Ant’ Images Hit the Road to Screamfest
When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band “Sonic Grave” embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” vicious attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way. Cabin Fever: Patent Zero‘s Sean Astin,, True LiesTom Arnold, The FrightenersJake Busey and Straw DogsRhys Coiro are starring in Dead Ant, an […]
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Channel Control #18 Sabrina the teenage witch gets a Riverdale makeover

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CCTV is back and we've got news on Sabrina coming to the CW. True Lies dances its way into a possible reboot on Fox and the premiere season is here and were gonna tell you what we think of the latest batch of tv shows.

Channel control will be right back after this week long message.

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The Mask: extra nerdy facts about the 1990s Jim Carrey hit

Simon Brew Sep 26, 2017

The Mask started life as a horror movie - but it'd turn into the film that made Jim Carrey a flat-out movie star...

Summer 1994 was an unpredictable time at the box office for Hollywood studios. The year before, Jurassic Park had smashed box office records, but twelve months on, films such as The Flintstones and Beverly Hills Cop 3 were struggling to emulate its success. There were some solid hits: The Client, Maverick and True Lies, for instance. But there was also a sense of things changing. The big money of summer 1994 was being taken by sleeper successes such as Forrest Gump and Speed.

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In the midst of this, though, emerged two brand new movie stars.

In February 1994, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had introduced the world properly
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Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Produce Funeral Home Comedy in Development at CBS (Exclusive)

Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Produce Funeral Home Comedy in Development at CBS (Exclusive)
Jamie Lee Curtis will star in and executive produce a new multi-cam comedy in development at CBS, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Quality of Life” is described as a multi-generational sitcom set at a family-run funeral home, tackling life through the unique perspective that growing up in a funeral home gives you. Curtis will play the family matriarch. She and Janis Hirsch came up with the story for the project, with Hirsch writing the script. Both Curtis and Hirsch will also executive produce, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. CBS Television Studios will produce.

The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Curtis will reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming “Halloween” film. Curtis’ character will have a final confrontation with Michael Myers, the ghoulish masked figure who has plagued her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Franchise
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James Cameron Bringing ‘True Lies’ To TV

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The Ridley Scott-ing of James Cameron‘s careers continues to push forward, with no end in sight. With the filmmaker already working on his multiple sequels to “Avatar,” and getting ready to reboot the “Terminator” series, now he’s plucking another title from this catalog and bringing to TV. Guess you gotta pay for those pea protein factories somehow.

The director’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are teaming up to develop a TV series based on Cameron’s 1994 blockbuster “True Lies.” The film, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis and hasn’t aged well at all, tells the story of an ordinary married man, who’s actually a spy for a secret government agency, with his wife all the while believing he’s just boring computer salesman.

Continue reading James Cameron Bringing ‘True Lies’ To TV at The Playlist.
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Lethal Weapon's Riggs Is High (on Life?) in Deleted Season 1 Scene

Lethal Weapon's Riggs Is High (on Life?) in Deleted Season 1 Scene
Warning: This exclusive deleted scene from Lethal Weapon‘s first season may give you the munchies.

The moment, cut from Episode 3, “Best Buds,” shows Clayne Crawford’s Riggs doing something kinda sweet for his new-ish partner, Damon Wayans’ Murtaugh. But as Murtaugh tucks into the delicious treat Martin brings him, Riggs — in the driver’s seat — announces that he’s maybe kinda a little under the influence.

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Is Riggs actually high? Probably. (We mean, have you met him?)

The exchange is featured on the Fox series’ Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD,
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First Last Man on Earth Season 4 Promo: Kristen Wiig Is Back (and She's Got the Breast of Intentions)

First Last Man on Earth Season 4 Promo: Kristen Wiig Is Back (and She's Got the Breast of Intentions)
We’re going to go out on a limb and say Last Man on Earth‘s Season 4 premiere on Oct. 1 (9:30/8:30c on Fox) will feature some kind of time jump — and the (apparent) proof is in the exclusive video above.

In the final moments of Season 3, our survivors were introduced to Kristen Wiig’s Pamela Brinton when she boarded their yacht and promptly murdered evil Pat Brown (Mark Boone Junior). Well, based on this first Season 4 promo, Pamela now appears to be just another member of the wacky family. Will Forte’s Tandy, in particular, seems quite smitten
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Sytycd Performance Finale Recap: Who Will (and Should) Win Season 14?

Feeling emotional about the imminent end of So You Think You Can Dance‘s 14th season? Well, Monday’s penultimate episode made it clear that you are not alone.

Only seven days remain until the Fox competition series crowns its newest champion, and at least one All-Star was feeling very sentimental during the performance finale. Just after she reprised her Top 9 contemporary routine with Kiki, Jenna Johnson burst into tears, revealing to Cat Deeley between sobs, “I’m just so sad… because I love dancing with him!”

Suffice to say, Monday’s broadcast was packed with similar nostalgia, as the
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TV Talk: Highs and Lows from the 2017 Emmy Awards; ‘American Vandal’ Review

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On this episode of Collider TV Talk (September 18, 2017) Josh Macuga, David Griffin and Emma Fyffe discuss: Emmys Highs and Lows Fox developing True Lies series American Vandal on Netflix - Full series review Weekend Highs and Lows - The Deuce and Halt and Catch Fire Twitter Questions Pick of the Day - If you could win an Emmy, what would you want to win it for? [caption id="attachment_585312" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image via 20th Century Fox/caption]…
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