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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Audio Commentary Celebrates April Fool’S Day (1986)

It's no joke, we celebrate April Fool's Day (1986) on a new audio commentary that's a special treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system!

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley, our new April Fool's Day audio commentary is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy!

Join Heather and Patrick as they watch nine college friends gather at an isolated island mansion to enjoy each other's company and pull what seem to be harmless pranks on one another... until the mischief turns murderous. Experience April Fool’s Day like never before, as Heather and Patrick offer their entertaining and insightful thoughts on the 1986 horror mystery starring Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl), Thomas F. Wilson (the Back to the Future trilogy), and Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part 2).

Corpse Club members are being sent an audio file of the new commentary, so the next
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Canon Of Film: ‘Back to the Future’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we look back at Robert Zemeckis‘ time-travel classic, ‘Back to the Future‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Back To The Future (1985)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

I’m looking at what I originally wrote years ago for my Canon of Film entry for ‘Back to the Future‘, and it’s clear to me as I read it, that, I don’t have any idea what the hell I’m talking about. (Note: Most of these “Canon of Film”, were written years earlier) Seriously, I start off on, some pandering about the possibilities of time travel and the sci-fi philosophical theories on the effects and aftereffects of the possibility of time, like the ancient theory of how, stepping on a cockroach during the stone age can lead to alternate universe in the the
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There's a Freaks And Geeks Documentary Coming to A&E in 2018

The 1999 series Freaks and Geeks was a perfect storm of greatness. It was an amazing coming of age series from Judd Apatow and Paul Feig that helped launch the careers of several high-profile creative talent in Hollywood. Unfortunately, it was canceled way too soon.

If you're a fan of the series, you'll be happy to learn that there is a documentary coming to TV next year that focuses on the short-lived series. In a way, this will give fans the reunion of these actors that they've been waiting for.

The doc was confirmed by Feig when he was asked on Twitter if the documentary was really happening. This was his reply:

Yes it is. https://t.co/lpKHcQNsmo

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 25, 2017

Then actor Samm Levine tweeted the following, double confirming the Doc!

This happened and is coming your way in 2018 thanks to @hodgeepodgee, @MorganSpurlock and @Aetv. Clear your calendars!
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Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold The Complete Third Season

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Well, it’s about time. For the last twenty-five years or so, we’ve had one animated Batman series after another but to be honest only two are really good: Batman the Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The latter has been slowly coming out on Blu-Ray with season one in 2013 and season two in 2015. This month, we’re getting the third and final season and the good news is that it is as entertaining as remembered.

After increasingly odd interpretations of Batman, Warner Animation decided to go retro and bring back the Batman of the 1960s, who was not afraid to operate in daylight and would partner with just about anyone in a mask as the need arose. Producer James Tucker saw to it that it honored the comic the series took its name from while modernizing it with contemporary characters and characterizations. The result was
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Horror Highlights: Wizard World New Orleans 2017, Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest, Nitehawk Cinema, Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies, The Eyes

Wizard World is coming to New Orleans January 6th–8th! Many artists and personalities will be in attendance, including some of our favorites from The Walking Dead! Also in today's Highlights: a call for Razor Reel Film Festival 2017 entries, Nitehawk Cinema's "Because I'm Evil" midnite series screenings, a trailer for Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, and acquisition details for The Eyes.

Wizard World New Orleans 2017: Press Release: "New Orleans, December 20, 2016 - From TV magicians “Masters of Illusion” to personalities Montel Williams, Kato Kaelin and “Chumlee” of “Pawn Stars” fame to a varied lineup of exciting dance, music, art and other options, Wizard World (Otcbb: Wizd) today announced the highlights of its new non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds,
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Votd: ‘Back to the Future’ Star Tom Wilson Confronts Being a Pop Culture Icon with His Own Art

Votd: ‘Back to the Future’ Star Tom Wilson Confronts Being a Pop Culture Icon with His Own Art
In the world of pop culture, there are some actors who are only ever best known for a single role they played in a movie or TV show. No matter how much other work they do, they’ll always be that character in the eyes of the audience. Ralph Macchio is The Karate Kid, Macaulay Culkin […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Back To The Future’s Tom Wilson turns himself into pop art

Philadephia-born actor Tom Wilson grew up surrounded by pop art, a movement spearheaded by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein that drew on images from mass media and advertising and used bold, bright colors to catch people’s attention. After attending the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Wilson found himself part of the blockbuster Back To The Future franchise, embodying the role of bully Biff Tannen at various ages as well as such Biff-derived characters as Griff Tannen and Buford Tannen. Because of Future’s enduring success, Wilson saw his own image, his own face, being replicated in a thousand different ways for decades. He had become a commodity, a piece of merchandise. In other words, Wilson was living pop art, and this inspired him to create pop art paintings of his own. It seems like a classic case of “if you can’t beat ’em, join
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April Fool’S Day at 30: The Cast Discusses Working with Fred Walton, Each Other and Moments We Missed

A film that has been a longtime favorite of mine ever since I discovered it on VHS as a kid decades (and decades) ago, April Fool’s Day recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, I was fortunate enough to round up several cast members, as well as director Fred Walton, to chat about the horror comedy that dared to turn the slasher subgenre on its head back in 1986.

April Fool’s Day brought together a talented crew of young actors, including Deborah Foreman, Amy Steel, Tom Wilson, Deborah Goodrich, Ken Olandt, Clayton Rohner, Leah Pinsent, Jay Baker, and Griffin O’Neal, who all gathered on Victoria Island in British Columbia to create a mystery-fueled horror comedy that’s hugely underrated and was certainly ahead of its time.

For many of the cast, the twists and turns of April Fool’s Day were part of the film’s
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April Fool’S Day at 30: The Cast Reflects on the Cult Classic Horror Comedy

Creating a slasher movie in 1986 wasn’t a monumental feat, as the horror genre had seen its fair share of cinematic killers over the years, but it was a culmination of many elements that made April Fool’s Day one of the best of its era. With a focused and experienced director at the helm, a clever script filled with laughs and unexpected thrills, and an affable ensemble of actors who were infectiously likeable and endlessly talented, April Fool’s Day is an underappreciated gem and is truly unlike any other genre film of its, or any, time.

Written by Danilo Bach and directed by Fred Walton, April Fool’s Day follows a group of college students—Kit (Amy Steel), Rob (Ken Olandt), Nikki (Deborah Goodrich), Chaz (Clayton Rohner), Arch (Tom Wilson), Harvey (Jay Baker), Skip (Griffin O’Neal), and Nan (Leah Pinsent)—who head out to their pal Muffy
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Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series Blu-ray Collector’s Edition Review

Freeks and Geeks: The Complete Series

Starring Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, and Busy Philipps.

Synopsis:

The modern classic, Freaks and Geeks, arrives on Blu-ray at last! Set in 1980 at the fictional McKinley High in Detroit, Freaks and Geeks focused on two groups of outsiders: the stoners, tough kids and bad girls; and the brains, nerds and squares. Although this Emmy award-winning series ran for only one season, it has remained a cult favorite and a benchmark of quality television.

Sure, if you have a Netflix account, you can stream all the episodes of Freaks and Geeks as part of your monthly subscription, thus saving yourself the price of this set, but as its name implies, Shout! Factory’s Freaks and Geeks Complete Series Blu-ray Collector’s Edition is for hardcore fans of the series.
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"Mad Max," "The Big Short" Win Big at Ace Eddie Awards for Editing!

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" were the big winners at the recently concluded Ace Eddie Awards. "Mad Max" took home Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) while "The Big Short" won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). What? Not "The Martian?" Ha!

.Inside Out. (edited by Kevin Nolting, Ace) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and .Amy. (edited by Chris King) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Here's the complete list winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel -- Winner

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker, Jr. (Ace)

The Big Short
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"Star Wars," "Ant-Man" Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees! See Full List!

The American Cinema Editors has announced the nominees of their 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards and J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is one of the contenders in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category while Peyton Reed's "Ant-Man" is a nominee in the Comedy category.

Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("The Intern," "It's Complicated," "Something's Gotta Give") will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmakers of the Year Award. Winners will be announced during a January 29 gala at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's the complete list of the nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker,
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The Martian, Mad Max And Star Wars Among Nominees For 66th Ace Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presided over by Ace President, Alan Heim.

As previously announced, writer/director Nancy Meyers will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award. Two Career Achievement honorees will be announced later this week.

Nominees For 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road

Margaret SixelThe Martian

Pietro Scalia, ACEThe Revenant

Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Sicario

Joe Walker, Ace

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man

Dan Lebental, Ace & Colby Parker, Jr., ACEThe Big Short

Hank Corwin, ACEJoy

Jay Cassidy,
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees
The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. Ace balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

In the comedy field, Marvel
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees
The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. Ace balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

In the comedy field, Marvel
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25 great movie performances by actors in multiple roles

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From Thomas F Wilson in Back To The Future to Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face/Off - when actors play multiple roles...

The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).

It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best.
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'Back to the Future' Villain Biff Tannen Is Based on Donald Trump

If you sat down to watch "Back to the Future II" on Wednesday in celebration of Back to the Future Day, you may have noticed some eerie similarities between the alternate-1985 universe version of Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) and a certain Republican presidential candidate with a penchant for self-promoting and building giant hotels and casinos. And it turns out that that's no accident: The writer of the flick has just confirmed that Tannen is, in fact, based on Donald Trump.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, "Back to the Future" series screenwriter Bob Gale was asked about some of the parallels of modern day Trump and the 1985 version of Biff in "BTTF2." Gale revealed that not only did he and his fellow filmmakers agree with those parallels, but that Trump was actually inspiring them at the time they were working on the flicks in the '80s.

The
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‘Back to the Future’ Writer: Donald Trump Inspired Biff

‘Back to the Future’ Writer: Donald Trump Inspired Biff
Back to the Future” screenwriter Bob Gale has revealed that Donald Trump was the inspiration for Marty McFly’s arch nemesis Biff Tannen.

The revelation comes as part of a slew of nostalgic retrospectives on “Back to the Future Part II,” in which McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to Oct. 21, 2015. Gale spoke to the Daily Beast about the similarities between Biff and Trump.

“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” Gale told the outlet when asked if he noticed Biff’s resemblance to Trump. “You watch ‘Part II’ again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”

“Part II” sees Tannen
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An appreciation of ‘Back to the Future’ from Jennette McCurdy and Sam Witwer

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An appreciation of ‘Back to the Future’ from Jennette McCurdy and Sam Witwer
Back to the Future” has die-hard fans all around the world (a fact probably more evident today, on the long-awaited October 21, than on any other day). And the beloved comedy sci-fi flick has no shortage of famous fans. Among those famous fans are “Being Human” and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Sam Witwer, “Hatchet” writer-director Adam Green and “iCarly" alum Jennette McCurdy, whose latest project is the Netflix series “Between.” All three told HitFix a bit about why they adore the 1985 movie about a 17-year-old kid and his tale of temporal displacement. McCurdy watches “Back to the Future” on her birthday every year, and one year she had an Enchantment Under the Sea-themed birthday party. “I even play the soundtrack in my car if I’m driving around on my birthday,” she said. The 23-year-old actress has a slew of “Back to the Future” collectables, including Marty and Doc bobbleheads, a DeLorean keychain,
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The Future is Back: Revisiting ‘Back to the Future’

“Great Scott, Marty, it’s been thirty years…..!!”

On July 3rd 1985, Robert ZemeckisBack To The Future split movie screens wide open with a time travel action adventure that’s yet to be equalled. A film’s film if you will, and a movie so complete in its box ticking it’s almost unbearable. One is inclined to wax complimentary about this masterpiece in hushed tones given the current onslaught of mostly tepid and utterly pointless remakes and reimaginings. One can also only hope that the hacks that some day decide upon remaking this most sacred of cows will find themselves mysteriously crammed into a DeLorian one dark and stormy night and swiftly eighty eighted back to a time where they can do no harm.

So, where to start with a movie this good? Everywhere you look there’s treasure in abundance. Blessed with a phenomenal cast, production and score,
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