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‘Amazon Women on the Moon’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich, Monique Gabrielle, Lou Jacobi, Erica Yohn, Phil Hartman, Corey Burton, Peter Horton, Griffin Dunne, Joe Pantoliano, Steve Forrest, Forrest J. Ackerman, Sybil Danning, David Alan Grier, Steve Guttenberg, Henry Silva, Robert Picardo, Rip Taylor, Ed Begley Jr., Dick Miller, Matt Adler, Kelly Preston, Howard Hesseman, Russ Meyer, Andrew Dice Clay, Carrie Fisher, Paul Bartel | Written by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland | Directed by Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss, John Landis

One of many, many anthologies to have graced the silver screen over the years (another of which, the horror anthology Nightmares is also being released on Blu-ray by 101 Films), Amazon Women on the Moon features madcap sketches and shorts centred around the eponymous film-within-a-film, a satire of low-budget, 1950s-style sci-fi. Featuring appearances from Rosanna Arquette, Carrie Fisher, Steve Guttenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sybil Danning and Ed Begley,
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Blu-ray Review – Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

Amazon Women on the Moon, 1987.

Directed by John Landis/Joe Dante/Carl Gottlieb/Robert K. Weiss/Peter Horton.

Starring Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Peter Horton, Griffin Dunne, Joe Pantoliano, Forrest J. Ackerman, Sybil Danning, Henry Silva, Carrie Fisher, Steve Guttenberg, Jenny Agutter, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, and Russ Meyer.


An anthology of comedy shorts and sketches based around the broadcast of a spoof 1950s sci-fi movie.

French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr once noted that the more things change, the more they stay the same and how right he was because Amazon Women on the Moon, despite being made in the 1980s, is as largely relevant today as it was back then. Yes, the fashions and the technologies change but the sentiment and the ideas that are being parodied remain as funny and sharp as they did 30 years ago, which is quite depressing when you think about it.
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Eric Stoltz’s Comedy 'Class Rank' to Open Sarasota Film Fest

Eric Stoltz’s Comedy 'Class Rank' to Open Sarasota Film Fest
The Sarasota Film Festival has unveiled its 2018 lineup, which will include Eric Stoltz’s coming-of-age comedy Class Rank as the opening-night film. In addition, Oscar-nominated documentarian Rory Kennedy’s Above and Beyond: Nasa’s Journey to Tomorrow will serve as the closingnight film.

The festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary, also will honor Steve Guttenberg and Virginia Madsen with career achievement awards during the closing weekend.

“We are very excited to bookend the festival with two unique and groundbreaking films from two brilliant and creative directors,” said Mark Famiglio, chairman and president of the Sarasota Film Festival. “It is also an honor to...
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Blu-ray Review: Threads (1984)

A whimper or a bang. Does it really matter if we snuff the match with our fingers, or a blast of air from our lungs? And when that bomb drops, is that really it for the human race, or will it “rebuild” as we’re so optimistically told in countless disaster flicks? The correct answers are: “bang” is very bad, and if your idea of “rebuild” is devastating nuclear winters and forlorn dirt crops, build away. This bleaker than bleak view comes courtesy of a legendary and sobering BBC Two TV drama from 1984 called Threads, and Severin Films’ stellar Blu-ray shows a new generation what would really happen in the event of a nuclear attack. Spoiler slert: nothing good. At all.

Directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) from a teleplay by Barry Hines (Kes), Threads aired in September of 1984, pulling in 7 million viewers on its initial showing with a
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Police Academy Director Hugh Wilson Dies at 74

When Police Academy arrived in 1984, it was a phenomenon. And it went onto spawn a huge comedy franchise. Sadly, the man behind making the original a true classic has passed away. Director Hugh Wilson died from unknown causes. He was 74 years old at the time of his death.

Not only is Hugh Wilson responsible for dropping Police Academy on the world, he also created the classic sitcom Wkrp in Cincinnati, which debuted in 1978. And he helmed the popular comedy movie The First Wives Club. The filmmaker and TV producer died this past weekend in Albemarle County.

Hugh Wilson got his comedy start writing for TV in the 1970s. He first worked on The Bob Newhart Show and the Tony Randall Show before creating Wkrp in Cincinnati. The show aired for four successful seasons on CBS between 1978 and 1982, and still lives on in syndication. The series followed the ups and downs of a struggling radio station,
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Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74

Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74
Hugh Wilson, creator of the CBS comedies “Wkrp in Cincinnati” and “Frank’s Place” and writer-director of the first “Police Academy” movie, died Jan. 14 in Charlottesville, Va. He was 74.

Wilson was a writer for the “Bob Newhart Show” and “The Tony Randall Show” and won an Emmy for best comedy writing in 1988 for “Frank’s Place.” He received Emmy nominations for his work on “The Famous Teddy Z” and “Wkrp in Cincinnati.” He was twice awarded the Humanitas Prize, given for television and film writing that promotes meaning and human dignity.

Wilson excelled as a creator of ensemble comedies with enduring appeal. “Wkrp,” which ran from 1978-1982, revolved around a motley group of characters at a run-down Cincinnati radio station. “Frank’s Place,” which lasted only one season in 1987-88, was set a restaurant in New Orleans. Both shows are often cited among TV’s all-time best comedies.

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Three Men And A Baby at 30

Sophie Davies Nov 27, 2017

30 years on from its release, we take a look back at Three Men And A Baby and the French film that inspired it...

In 1987, a comedy directed by Mr Spock with Magnum Pi, Sam from Cheers and the star of Police Academy was the highest grossing film at the Us box office. For context, it made almost as much money as Lethal Weapon, Predator and Robocop in that year combined. So where are all of its diehard fans?

Among the most successful films of the 1980s, Leonard Nimoy’s Three Men And A Baby stands out as a bit of an anomaly. Despite being hugely popular in its time, it seems to have faded out of the public consciousness without leaving much of a mark, and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who would name it as one of their favourite films. In fact, it
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The Stars of 'Three Men and a Baby': Where Are They Now?

The Stars of 'Three Men and a Baby': Where Are They Now?
Three Men and a Baby, which was released 30 years ago on Nov. 25, 1987, follows three bachelor roommates -- Peter, Michael and Jack -- in New York City who suddenly have to care for an infant left at their door with a note stating she's Jack's daughter.

The men -- played by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson -- deal with a variety of mishaps while taking care of the baby, Mary, including struggling to change her diapers, figuring out how to feed her (and how often) and accidently handing her off to drug dealers. And it doesn't...
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How Well Do You Know 'Three Men and a Baby'?

How Well Do You Know 'Three Men and a Baby'?
On November 25, 1987, Three Men and a Baby hit the big screen.

Following the delivery of an unexpected package, roommates and bachelors Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck), Michael Kellam (Steve Guttenberg) and Jack Holden (Ted Danson) suddenly become fathers. While they try to balance taking care of the baby (Michelle and Lisa Blair), they also find themselves in the middle of a drug deal. The men’s lives become even more chaotic when the mother of Jack’s child (Nancy Travis) reenters his life.

Three Men and a Baby was the highest-grossing movie of 1987 at the domestic box office and was...
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DVD Obscura for the Holidays

Whatever kind of entertainment gets you – or your guests -- in the mood for the holidays, there’s an overflowing stocking-full of new Blu-ray and DVD releases that will make your home theater the most festive spot in town. Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Before Christmas takes over, check out these two holiday favorites that revolve around the holiday season’s November warm-up, Thanksgiving. Director Jodie Foster offers a commentary track on the new Blu-ray for Home for the Holidays (Shout Factory), a merry dysfunctional-family comedy whose impressive ensemble cast includes Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Claire Danes, Charles Durning, Geraldine Chaplin, Dylan McDermott, Steve Guttenberg and Cynthia Stevenson. And I know plenty of...

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Spotted: Your Favorite '90s Star in Stranger Things Season 2

Image Source: Netflix You may have noticed that a couple of stars from the '80s and '90s joined Stranger Things season two. First there's Sean Astin, of The Goonies and Rudy fame, as Bob the Brain. The second is Will's doctor at the Department of Energy. Dr. Owens is played by prolific comedian Paul Reiser. This 60-year-old New Yorker got his big break in entertainment in the 1982 Barry Levinson film Diner, which costars Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, and Daniel Stern. (It's worth a watch if you ever get a chance.) RelatedHas Stranger Things Already Started Planning Season 3? Here's What We Know After appearing in the first two Beverly Hills Cop films, Reiser landed one of the starring roles on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads opposite Greg Evigan and Staci Keanan. If you're the right age (like I am), you were a huge fan
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Mr. Universe Calum Von Moger is Set to Play Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Film Bigger

There's an interesting new movie in development called Bigger, which tells the story of Joe and Ben Weider, who are the founders of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest. As you'd imagine, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be a big part of that story since he was a part of all around the time when it first started in 1965.

The brothers, who co-founded the International Federation of Bodybuidling, discovered Schwarzenegger and encouraged him to come to the U.S. Prior to being a blockbuster action star and Governor of California, Schwarzenegger was a seven-time Mr. Olympia-title holder. Back in 1972, the Weider brothers sold a nutritional supplement, Weider Formula No. 7, that featured a young Arnold Schwarzenegger on the label.

Director George Gallo has cast the man who will play Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie and that man is Calum Von Moger, who is 2014's Mr. Universe champion. He will join the previously cast Tyler Hoechlin
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16 Moments From the Tower of Terror Movie That Sent Your Happiness Plummeting to the Basement

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A lot of people know Tower of Terror as one of Disney's most iconic rides (Rip to the Disneyland one), but the creepy story behind it is what really makes us want to scream. The ride was originally based off of numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone, and Disney stayed pretty true to the tale when they decided to make the movie in 1997. The story follows Buzzy Crocker (Steve Guttenberg), an out-of-work newspaper editor whose stories attract the attention of an old woman named Abigail Gregory. Abigail claims that she witnessed an incident at the Hollywood Tower Hotel in 1939 when five guests - singer Carolyn Crosson, her boyfriend Gilbert London, child actress Sally Shine, her nanny Emeline Partridge, and bellhop Dewey Todd - were killed when the elevator they were riding in while on their way to a party at the hotel's Tip Top Club plummeted to the basement. Abigail
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Steve Guttenberg Weighs in on the Biblical David Being a Good Bowler

Is there a time when we use silly hypothetical questions just for the sake of being silly. When asked about who he would go bowling with Steve Guttenberg was pretty honest when he said “Oh, easy. Moses, David, God, my grandmother Kate, and my grandfather Sam.” I’m over here kind of dumbfounded at the question and the reply all at once. I love silliness, it makes life go by a little easier and without as much stress, but questions like these that seem to come out of the blue just kind of make my mind short circuit now and again.

Steve Guttenberg Weighs in on the Biblical David Being a Good Bowler
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‘Simpsons’ Composer Alf Clausen Says All 35 of His Musicians Have Been Fired by Show

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Alf Clausen is offering more details about his departure from “The Simpsons” after 27 years as composer for the Fox animated series. A day after announcing that he had been fired from the show, Clausen took to Twitter on Thursday to answer some questions from fans. When asked what will happen to the 35 musicians who performed in his orchestra for each episode, Clausen tweeted, “They have sadly been let go as well …” Also Read: How Steve Guttenberg Feels About 'Simpsons' Jab in Alf Clausen's Stonecutter Song (Video) Another fan wrote that Clausen was let go by the show via a phone.
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How Steve Guttenberg Feels About ‘Simpsons’ Jab in Alf Clausen’s Stonecutter Song (Video)

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Alf Clausen, who has been let go after 27 years as composer of “The Simpsons,” is responsible for a slew of memorable music numbers on the show. One person who was surprised but pleased to have been name-dropped in one of them is actor Steve Guttenberg. “Homer the Great,” a Season 6 episode that aired in January 1995, centers on Homer Simpson joining an elite brotherhood known as the Stonecutters. Clausen wrote the group’s Emmy-nominated tune, “We Do (The Stonecutters’ Song),” which features the members boasting about their less-than-impressive accomplishments. “Who holds back the electric car?” the gang sings. “Who makes...
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Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Odd Mom Out Star in Major Role

Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Odd Mom Out Star in Major Role
It's been just over three weeks since Ant-Man and the Wasp started filming in Atlanta, but it's never too late to add a new cast member into the mix. A report claims that actor Sean Kleier has signed on for what is described as a "pivotal role" in this superhero sequel. While the actor's character is not yet known, he is said to be a special agent and the "mole" of the story, which could mean that he's a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent working alongside Randall Park's Jimmy Woo, although that has not been confirmed.

That Hashtag Show broke the news earlier today, speculating that he could be working with Jimmy Woo, but they also add the possibility that he could be working with another agency altogether. The site goes on to speculate that there could be plenty of "corporate espionage" happening in the film, since
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Otd: The Whisperers, Marlee Matlin, and "The Power of Love"

On this day (August 24th) in showbiz-related history...

1890 "Father of modern surfing" and part time movie actor Duke Kahanamoku born in Hawaii. We've written about him before. Where's his biopic?

1967 The Whisperers premieres in London. It's about an old poor woman living in solitude who is beginning to lose her grip on reality. Dame Edith Evans sterling work was instantly lauded - she won Best Actress at Berlinale and from such disparate groups as the Nyfcc, Nbr and the Golden Globes. She landed her third and final Oscar nomination in the Best Actress lineup (sadly only the winner, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner's Hepburn, was less than superb in that shortlist!). At the time Evans was the oldest Oscar nominee of all time in any acting category having just turned 80 years old. That record has since been undone but she's still the third oldest lead actress nominee after Jessica Tandy
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Film News Roundup: Jamie Luner Joins Romantic Comedy ‘Honeymoon in Paradise’ (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: Jamie Luner Joins Romantic Comedy ‘Honeymoon in Paradise’ (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, “Melrose Place” star Jamie Luner joins “Honeymoon in Paradise,” Vera Farmiga joins “The Front Runner,” Abramorama and Gravitas acquire documentaries and Sony Pictures gets to work on the thriller “Nightlight.”


Jamie Luner is starring in Odyssey Media’s romantic comedy “Honeymoon in Paradise” with shooting starting in October in the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia, Variety has learned exclusively.

The producer is Kirk Shaw, who has producing credits on “Life and Death of John Gotti” and “Papa Hemingway in Cuba.” David DeCoteau is directing from a script by Julia Holdway, in which two exes are contestants on a new romantic reality TV series filming at Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Resort and Spa.

The one-time couple soon realize the flame of love continues to burn but find that the only way to get time together, to sort out the past and plan a future, is
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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 187: No Space Violence!

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 187: No Space Violence!

The Hobi Gang has to delay the women’s perspective but the guys still are having fun talking marrying Ryan Gosling but not the same fate with Steve Guttenberg! The gang talk the proper hygiene of beards,
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