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It Came From The Tube: I, Desire (1982)

Another turn of the dial, another vampire tale for the folks at home; TV sure did like them bloodsuckers, and for good reason – it’s generally the same story that everyone knows, and you don’t really need more than some fake chompers. A few wrinkles to the tale certainly helps to be set apart, as does a strong creative presence; and when you do those things, you end up with something like I, Desire (1982), a fun little neck biter that’s different just enough to stand out.

Originally broadcast November 15th as part of The ABC Monday Night Movie, I, Desire had to use its wooden stakes on M*A*S*H and Newhart over on CBS, while NBC trotted out their Monday Night at the Movies. I’m pretty sure I would have begged my folks to watch the vampire flick over Hawkeye if I had been given the chance.

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It’s always fun to peruse the impressive career of writer-director Michael Crichton, whose brilliant, commercially savvy ideas so often hit the mark. He even invented a plausibly credible dinosaur movie. This 1981 thriller may be his least coherent show, with too many screwy ideas and a supporting cast that needed better direction. Yet it has the winning combination of Albert Finney and Susan Dey, and some very original thriller elements.

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Warner Archive Collection

1981 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date September 18, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Albert Finney, Susan Dey, James Coburn, Leigh Taylor-Young, Dorian Harewood, Tim Rossovich, Darryl Hickman, Kathryn Witt, Terri Welles.

Cinematography: Paul Lohmann

Film Editor: Carl Kress

Production Designer Dean Edward Mitzner

Original Music: Barry DeVorzon

Produced by Howard Jeffrey

Written and Directed by Michael Crichton

Best-selling writer Michael Crichton got into directing early, and by the time of Coma and The Great Train Robbery
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Aretha’s Greatest Albums: ‘Sparkle’ (1976)

Aretha’s Greatest Albums: ‘Sparkle’ (1976)
Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16th at age 76, recorded more than 40 full-length albums in her six-decade career. It’s a deep catalog, crowded with indisputable classics and hidden gems. Rolling Stone’s music staff is paying its R.E.S.P.E.C.T.s to the Queen with tributes to our favorite Aretha LPs. Next up: Mosi Reeves on the creative sparks that flew when Aretha met Curtis Mayfield.

When Aretha Franklin’s revelatory Southern soul collaborations with producer Jerry Wexler cooled in the early ’70s, she spent
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ Set for Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration at HollyShorts — Exclusive

‘Full Metal Jacket’ Set for Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration at HollyShorts — Exclusive
Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam war masterpiece “Full Metal Jacket” will open this year’s HollyShorts Film Festival, care of an opening night celebration on August 10. The opening night festivities will coincide with the iconic feature’s thirtieth anniversary — the film first bowed back in June of 1987 — and star Matthew Modine will be on hand to participate in a special post-screening Q&A.

Kubrick’s instant classic depiction of Vietnam — and really, war in general — was based on Gutav Hasford’s novel “The Short-Timers,” which Kubrick sparked to after seeking material for a war film for years. The film stars Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, and Ed O’Ross and follows a motley crew of Marines as they train for and eventually go to battle in Vietnam. The film was a lauded success, and earned an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with
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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex
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Time Machine: Rare Woman Foreign Film Oscar Winner Bier on the Red Carpet Long Before Directing Cooper-Lawrence Duo

Susanne Bier Oscar winner 'In a Better World' director Susanne Bier Susanne Bier, whose In a Better World won the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, is seen above on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre. The other 2011 Oscar nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film category were: Rachid Bouchareb's Outside the Law / Hors-la-loi (Algeria). Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (Mexico). Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (Greece). Denis Villeneuve's Incendies (Canada). As in previous years, several international favorites were left out of the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. Among these were the following: Xavier Beauvois' French Academy César winner Of Gods and Men / Des hommes et des dieux (France). Semih Kaplanoglu's 2010 Berlin Film Festival winner Bal / Honey (Turkey). Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Cannes Film Festival winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Thailand). Prior to In a Better World,
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'Homeland' Scoop: Who Will Return For Season 3?

'Homeland' Scoop: Who Will Return For Season 3?
After Sunday's "Homeland" season finale, it's clear Season 3 will be a very different beast, which executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon confirmed Monday in a conference call with members of the media.

Season 1 ended with only Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) believing in Nicholas Brody's (Damian Lewis) guilt and the Season 2 finale of "Homeland" ended with her as the only one who believes in his innocence. "That was the broad architecture of the year," Gansa said.

How Brody will figure into Season 3 is "very much up in the air," Gansa said. "We had a much clearer picture" of what the first two seasons would be than what the third will be, he said. Will Brody recede into the background now that he's on the run? "I think it's an open question," said Gansa, who added that a change in Brody's level of involvement was "inevitable."

"We've told a significant part of that story,
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They Killed [Spoiler]? How? 'Homeland' Producers Talk Shocking Exit

They Killed [Spoiler]? How? 'Homeland' Producers Talk Shocking Exit
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 10 of Showtime's "Homeland," titled "Broken Hearts," which aired on December 2.

As Season 2 of "Homeland" enters its home stretch, the pace is amping up, and Sunday's episode may have been one of the Showtime drama's most shocking hours yet.

After Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) was abducted, Congressman Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) helped terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Neghaban) kill Vice President William Walden (Jamey Sheridan). By assassinating Walden, both Nazir and Brody may feel like they've finally avenged the death of Nazir's son Issa -- but does helping hack Walden's pacemaker mean that Brody has turned for good? Will Carrie protect Brody or turn him in? And just how many more twists can be packed into the tangled, obsessive story of Carrie, Brody and the CIA?

You may also be wondering if pacemakers can really be hacked,
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They Killed [Spoiler]? How? 'Homeland' Producers Talk Shocking Exit

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They Killed [Spoiler]? How? 'Homeland' Producers Talk Shocking Exit
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 10 of Showtime's "Homeland," titled "Broken Hearts," which aired on December 2.

As Season 2 of "Homeland" enters its home stretch, the pace is amping up, and Sunday's episode may have been one of the Showtime drama's most shocking hours yet.

After Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) was abducted, Congressman Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) helped terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Neghaban) kill Vice President William Walden (Jamey Sheridan). By assassinating Walden, both Nazir and Brody may feel like they've finally avenged the death of Nazir's son Issa -- but does helping hack Walden's pacemaker mean that Brody has turned for good? Will Carrie protect Brody or turn him in? And just how many more twists can be packed into the tangled, obsessive story of Carrie, Brody and the CIA?

You may also be wondering if pacemakers can really be hacked,
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Full Metal Jack 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray Book Giveaway

Full Metal Jacket, the celebrated Kubrick film that delivers a gripping and scathing look at war and the military “process” is now available in an Anniversary edition Blu-Ray book, and I’ve got a copy for you to win.

Popularity and awards aside, Full Metal Jacket (like most Kubrick films) left a clear mark that became more than just an iconic moment of the culture. Love, hate, or indifference, you couldn’t help talking about it, and it was a film that pushed the collective sense of what films can do to such a degree that we live in its wake still.

The release is a must-own for fans, and has a fair number of things to brag about, but it loses a few points for not offering a little more in the way of new material. The newly remastered Blu-Ray may be all a lot of people, and it delivers on looks,
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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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The Legend of Prince Valiant: Win The Complete 65 Episode Series on DVD!

Prince Valiant began as a Sunday comic strip in 1937, created by legendary artist Hal Foster. In 1991, the Family Channel began airing The Legend of Prince Valiant, an animated series based on the strip.

The TV show tells the story of an exiled prince who is on a quest to become one of the Knights of the Round Table. As they travel to Camelot, brave Prince Valiant, feisty Rowanne, and woodsman Arn bond in their common desire to defeat practitioners of evil during their treacherous journey. The strong moral center of the series earned The Legend of Prince Valiant the Humanitas Award in 1993 and three Silver Angel awards.

The voice cast for the series includes Robby Benson, Michael Horton, Noelle North, Alan Oppenheimer, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Tim Curry, Samantha Eggar, James L. Avery Sr., and Dorian Harewood.

The
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Death Row Records to move into films

Record label Death Row Records has announced that it hopes to expand into film production. The movie division of the revived music company will start shooting the Lynn Stoltz-penned Sons 2 The Grave in Toronto this October, starring Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins and Cameron Miles Jones, The Hollywood Reporter states. The film, which does not yet have a director, stars Collins as a young basketball player returning to the inner-city after being struck by gunfire in an attack. Chief executive (more)
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Death Row Records Gets Behind Sons 2 the Grave

Suge Knight's once thriving hip-hop label Death Row Records is stepping into the world of film production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, new CEO Lara Lavi announced that her company would be gearing up production on their first feature Sons 2 the Grave this October in Toronto.

The film is set to star Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins, and young actor Cameron Miles Jones. The drama, written by Lynn Stoltz, follows Collins as a young basketball star forced back into the ghetto after two bullet wounds end his dreams of an NBA career. Lavi stated, "This film embodies what we're trying to do with Death Row, to tell human stories that don't always have happy endings, and that allow us to learn from violence and disenfranchised lives, but not glorify it."

Death Row will use their extensive back catalogue, which contains unreleased material from Snoop-Dogg and Dr. Dre,
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tMF Featured Trailer: A Declaration: Vote!

It's always nice to receive emails from people who are making a difference come election time: With elections coming up, I think it’s important that everyone get involved with helping our generation to vote. I was lucky enough to work with a great group of people (non-paid and for no fame) and a short film was made with actors and industry people. Instead to asking for people to vote for a certain person, we’re asking that people just vote. It has a lot of up and coming actors such as Brittany Snow, Stephen Sowan, and Shiloh Fernandez not to mention older favorites like Erika Alexander and Dorian Harewood. I love what you're doing with the site and the fact that you're giving new actors a chance to be praised for their work. - - - - - - While tMF will never post anything about the presidential candidates or do a political post,
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