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'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Was 'Surprised' By Fans Supporting Her GoFundMe (Exclusive)

Mary Ann may have been an afterthought in the original lyrics to the Gilligan’s Island theme song ("...the movie star and the rest"), but Dawn Wells’ fans haven’t forgotten about her. The beloved actress who played the farm girl in the classic '60s sitcom recently fell on financial hard times due to complications following knee surgery. That’s when her friend Dugg Kirkpatrick sent an Sos to her fans, who rallied to raise more than $180,000 in a few weeks via the website GoFundMe to help pay her medical bills and move her into assisted living. "There simply aren’t enough words," Dawn, 79, exclusively told Closer Weekly — in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now! — of her reaction to the campaign. "I am both honored and embarrassed, but overall I am overwhelmed with the love that is being expressed for me." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dawn admitted she
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 11)

1969: Ned Stuart arrived at Collinwood on Dark Shadows.

1986: Santa Barbara's Mason gave Mary a horse.

1993: Gh's Tiffany was determined to win custody of Lucas.

2000: Oltl's Nora interrupted Bo and Lindsay's wedding."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1969: On Dark Shadows, Ned Stuart (Roger Davis, in his second role on the show) showed
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In Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum murders Shelly Winters and terrorizes her children. What is his chosen profession?

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Based on Erskine Caldwell’s steamy Southern yarn and starring Robert Ryan, God’s Little Acre features
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August 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Deathstalker / Deathstalker II Double Feature

While horror is riding high theatrically side this week, August 30th’s genre home entertainment releases are a bit on the quieter side, with only a handful of titles coming our way. Scream Factory is releasing the sword and sorcery movies Deathstalker and Deathstalker II on a double feature Blu-ray, and for you cult film fans out there, Vinegar Syndrome has given Evils of the Night an HD overhaul.

Other notable home entertainment titles for the week of August 3oth include Blood Redd, Dreadtime Stories, Walking Dead in the West, and a serial killer themed three-movie combo pack from Rlj Entertainment.

Deathstalker / Deathstalker II (Double feature Blu-ray available exclusively on Shout! Factory’s website)

Deathstalker (1983)

Deathstalker (Richard Hill) is a mighty warrior chosen to battle the evil forces of a medieval kingdom who sets off on a journey to the most challenging tournament in the land. To the
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Scott Reviews André de Toth’s Day of the Outlaw [Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review]

Who is the outlaw in Day of the Outlaw? Undoubtedly Burl Ives’ villainous Jack Bruhn – he leads a band of bad guys into the remote Wyoming town, holding everyone there loosely as hostages until he decides to move along. But he’s not an outlaw the way we typically understand it; for one thing, he wears a Union (not even Confederate!) officer’s uniform, and his legacy of shame is more rooted in military than more overtly criminal activities. His band of men are far more outlaws than he, but there is no singular one.

Instead, I want to pivot attention to Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan), the ostensible hero of the story, who starts the film ready to murder a farmer (Alan Marshal) over the latter’s desire to put fences around his land, which Blaise is used to running his cattle through a couple times a year. That Blaise
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The Happy Ending

Jean Simmons is the original frustrated Mad Housewife who runs away from a 'dream marriage' in search of something more fulfilling. Uncompromising, adult, and making use of an interesting cast. Plus, the soundtrack uses Michel Legrand's incomparable song "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" The Happy Ending Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 112 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Teresa Wright, Nanette Fabray, Bobby Darin, Kathy Fields, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, Lloyd Bridges, Karen Steele, Erin Moran. Cinematography Conrad Hall Original Music Michel Legrand, lyrics Alan & Marilyn Bergman Produced, Written and Directed by Richard Brooks

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I looked at some of the poster artwork for The Happy Ending, and yes indeed, one of the main styles is indeed like the cover of this disc -- a photo of a rusty garbage
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Blu-ray Review – Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Day of the Outlaw, 1959.

Directed by André De Toth.

Starring Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, and Tina Louise.

Synopsis:

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

1959. Howard Hawks makes Rio Bravo, widely and rightly considered one of the greatest Westerns ever made. Shot in beautiful Technicolor ensuring the Tucson landscapes and Ricky Nelson beautiful face hold the attention whenever they’re on screen, Hawks film ran at a handsome 140 minutes, with clear lines between the good guys and the bad. A monumental piece of cinema but one we’ve all seen. Thanks to Masters Of Cinema, we can now enjoy an equally masterful but entirely contrasting Western from the same year as Hawk’s masterpiece,
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Early Black Film Actor Has His Day

Rex Ingram in 'The Thief of Bagdad' 1940 with tiny Sabu. Actor Rex Ingram movies on TCM: Early black film performer in 'Cabin in the Sky,' 'Anna Lucasta' It's somewhat unusual for two well-known film celebrities, whether past or present, to share the same name.* One such rarity is – or rather, are – the two movie people known as Rex Ingram;† one an Irish-born white director, the other an Illinois-born black actor. Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” continues today, Aug. 11, '15, with a day dedicated to the latter. Right now, TCM is showing Cabin in the Sky (1943), an all-black musical adaptation of the Faust tale that is notable as the first full-fledged feature film directed by another Illinois-born movie person, Vincente Minnelli. Also worth mentioning, the movie marked Lena Horne's first important appearance in a mainstream motion picture.§ A financial disappointment on the
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Oscar History-Making Actress Has Her Day on TCM

Teresa Wright ca. 1945. Teresa Wright movies on TCM: 'The Little Foxes,' 'The Pride of the Yankees' Pretty, talented Teresa Wright made a relatively small number of movies: 28 in all, over the course of more than half a century. Most of her films have already been shown on Turner Classic Movies, so it's more than a little disappointing that TCM will not be presenting Teresa Wright rarities such as The Imperfect Lady and The Trouble with Women – two 1947 releases co-starring Ray Milland – on Aug. 4, '15, a "Summer Under the Stars" day dedicated to the only performer to date to have been shortlisted for Academy Awards for their first three film roles. TCM's Teresa Wright day would also have benefited from a presentation of The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956), an unusual entry – parapsychology, reincarnation – in the Wright movie canon and/or Roseland (1977), a little-remembered entry in James Ivory's canon.
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‘Night of the Wolf: Late Phases’ DVD Review

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

If there is one sub-genre of horror that tends to struggle right now it is that of the werewolf, though WolfCop has gone a long way to give it the kick up the ass that it needed with a healthy dose of comedy. For a more serious take on the lycanthropic furry moon obsessives though we now have Late Phases... or as it appears to be known in the UK Night of the Wolf: Late Phases.

When blind veteran Ambrose (Nick Damici) moves into a retirement community the welcome from the locals isn’t exactly what he expected. Learning that the residents have recently been the victims of a spate of wild dog attacks, he soon finds himself victim but manages to fend them off,
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Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.[2] Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later,
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Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf | Blu-ray Review

It appears that Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s English language debut got a longer title for it’s DVD/Blu-ray Release, now known as Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf. An interesting and sometimes successful throwback to a fine tradition of genre cinema, Bogliano owes a great deal of this to Nick Damici, an actor featured prominently in the films of Jim Mickle. Considering the budget, several of the special effects sequences are quite impressive. Premiering at South By Southwest in 2014, a November theatrical release saw a mixed critical reception.

After the surprising critical success of his 2012 title Here Comes the Devil, the Spanish director makes his English language debut with a somewhat droll werewolf exercise paying heavy homage to several notable genre titles from the 1980s. Entertaining but never as funny or thrilling as this concoction sometimes promises, for those familiar with Bogliano’s earlier titles (this marks his eleventh feature,
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Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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Crescent Bay may seem like a quiet retirement community on the surface, but do a little digging and you’ll discover there’s more terror than tranquility to be found, for on evenings bathed in the light of the full moon, people have been dying, and not of natural causes. Retitled Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf, Adrián García Bogliano’s latest hits home media in March with a handful of bonus features:

Press Release – “New York, NY (January 23, 2015) – There’s something awful hiding in the woods and it’s coming after the unsuspecting in the gripping and acclaimed Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf. From the director of Penumbra, Cold Sweat and Here Comes The Devil, the horror film will be available for Digital Download and on Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on March 10, 2015.

Blind war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land,
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Writer Eric Stolze Talks Late Phases, the Film’s Unique Setting, Practical Effects, and His Favorite Werewolf Films

I quite enjoyed Late Phases when I saw it back in March at SXSW. It's an intriguing werewolf mystery that uses a boatload of practical effects and has a rather unique take on this particular horror subgenre, which is exceedingly hard to get right. The film is set in a retirement home, which is probably the last place most financiers would like to capture on film in today's youth crazed horror market, but writer Eric Stolze more than makes it work with his blend of humor, pathos, and horror. I recently hopped on the phone with Stolze to talk about the film, which was directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes Devil) and stars Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise and Lance Guest. Late Phases is currently in theaters and on VOD (iTunes link). Hit the jump for the interview. Question: I wanted to talk to you because
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Film Review: Late Phases (2014): Horror that Receives Few Praises

  Late Phases (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Adrián García Bogliano, starring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, and Tom Noonan. The feeling that I had after watching Late Phases was akin to the guilt that I carried after breaking up with a very sweet girl that I really wanted [...]

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Late Phases | Review

Silver Bullet Band: Bogliano’s English Debut Nontransformative Nostalgia

After the surprising critical success of his 2012 title Here Comes the Devil, Spanish director Adrian Garcia Bogliano makes his English language debut with Late Phases, a somewhat droll werewolf exercise paying heavy homage to several notable genre titles from the 1980s. Entertaining but never as funny or thrilling as this concoction sometimes promises, for those familiar with Bogliano’s earlier titles (this marks his eleventh feature, plus a handful of short films), it’s considerably polished in comparison even if it lacks the pizzazz that such a derivative subgenre requires.

A blind war veteran, Ambrose (Nick Damici) has been relocated to a quaint retirement community, deposited unceremoniously by his son (Ethan Embry). Ambrose chats with his friendly neighbor lady Delores (Karen Lynn Gorney), but she, along with his trusty canine, is ripped to shreds later that very night by a lycanthrope.
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‘Reach Me,’ A Dozen More Reach Out To Specialty Film Audiences This Weekend

‘Reach Me,’ A Dozen More Reach Out To Specialty Film Audiences This Weekend
A long time in the making, Reach Me, from filmmaker/actor John Herzfeld brings ‘positive thinking’ and ‘self-help’ to the big screen. It stars a bevy of Herzfeld’s actor friends and friends of friends, including Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Connolly.

The title is one of a dozen or so newcomers opening in limited release this weekend. Music Box’s Happy Valley and Kino Lorber’s Monk With A Camera are among Friday’s debuting documentaries.

Happy Valley, named after the area where Pennsylvania State University is located, dives into the child sexual-abuse scandal that rocked Penn State, while Monk looks at an unlikely ascetic who gave up life in the fast lane.

Kino Lorber also is launching Iranian Western Vampire pic A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which it is releasing with Vice Films. The title, which was born out of a previous short film, debuted at Sundance in January.
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Watch Clips from the Werewolf Film ‘Late Phases’

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“I feel like I’m dropping you off in prison,” Will tells his blind father Ambrose as he helps him move into his new home at the Crescent Bay retirement community. The house’s interior is sparse when they arrive, though Ambrose finds a disturbing remnant in his wall that foreshadows horrors to come in Adriån Garcîa Bogliano’s Late Phases, and we have a handful of clips from the film.

“Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it
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‘Late Phases’ Clip Needs Silver Bullets

Here’s a brand new clip from Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about, opening in limited theaters tomorrow. Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin […]
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Mysterious Creature Runs Rampant in New Late Phases Trailer

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Mysterious Creature Runs Rampant in New Late Phases Trailer
Strange animal attacks put a community in fear in “Late Phases.” The film, directed by Adriån Garcîa Bogliano (“B is for Bigfoot” short in “The ABCs of Death”) and written by Eric Stolze is the latest thriller from Dark Sky Films. The film stars Nick Damici (“Stake Land,” “Cold in July,” “We are What We Are”), Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook and Tom Noonan and focus on a war veteran who is forced to move to a retirement community, only to find that the community is besieged by mysterious creatures. “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to [ Read More ]

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