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Blu-ray Release: Full Metal Jacket

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 7, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $34.99

Studio: Warner

R. Lee Ermey (r.) drills Matthew Modine in Full Metal Jacket.

Full Metal Jacket 25thAnniversary Blu-ray Book is the latest edition of Stanley Kubrick’s (Barry Lyndon) 1987 war film saga about the Vietnam conflict and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers.

The war drama stars Matthew Modine (Hemingway’s Garden of Eden), Adam Baldwin (Independence Day), Vincent D’Onofrio (Kill the Irishman), Dorian Harewood (Mayor Cupcake) and Arliss Howard (TV’s Rubicon) as Marine recruits who experience boot-camp hell under the punishing command of an intense drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey (Seven) before being sent off to the savage war in Vietnam.

The anniversary edition of the film (Warner first issued it on Blu-ray in 2007) is showcased in premium Blu-ray Book packaging with 44 pages that include a personal letter and reflections from star Modine, along with behind-the-scenes photos.
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Interview: Lovely Lorraine Lea Thompson is ‘Back to the Future’

Chicago – Everybody’s favorite 1950s Mom – besting June Cleaver by a mile – is Lorraine from “Back to the Future.” And who was the embodiment of that class act? Lea Thompson, who met admirers at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, Il, last weekend.

Lea Thompson seems poised on the edge of a another career shift. The ebullient sitcom survivor – she was Caroline in the City, don’t you know – is excited about some current projects. She has a new pilot for the TNT Network called “Uncle Nigel,” she is doing a movie called “The Convincer” with Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Greg Kinnear and Billy Crudup and she produced a movie called “Mayor Cupcake” with her children.

These Boots are Made for Something: The Essential Lea Thompson Takes on the Universe

Photo Credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

HollywoodChicago was able to talk to Thompson, who seems to
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Amaryllis Theatre Company Presents Waiting For Godot 11/10-11/22

Amaryllis Theatre Company opens its 2009-2010 season with Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, from November 10 through 22 at Amaryllis Theatre Company's home in The Playground at the Adrienne (2030 Sansom Street).

Performances are at 7:00 on Tuesdays and Opening Night, November 11; at 8:00 on Wednesdays through Fridays except Opening; and at 2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets at Amaryllis have been reduced to allow all Philadelphians to attend. They are now $10, available through the Amaryllis website:, by calling 877-260-1126 or at the door. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $5.

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, widely considered the most significant play of the 20th Century, centers around two men who are waiting for someone (or something) named Godot who may (or may not) ever arrive. Beckett's landmark drama, by turns lyrical and earthly, profound and comic, poses essential questions about the meaning of our existence in an absurd universe.
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