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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

Written by: Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Danny Steinmann

Directed by: Danny Steinmann

Cast: Shavar Ross (Reggie), Melanie Kinnaman (Pam), John Shepherd (Tommy Jarvis), Richard Young (Matt), Debisue Voorhees (Tina), John Robert Dixon (Eddie), Juliette Cummins (Robin), Jerry Pavlon (Jake), Dominick Brascia (Joey), Tiffany Helm (Violet), Mark Venturini (Vic), Miguel A. Nunez Jr. (Demon)

This film was the very first one that I wrote any kind review for on an online platform. That was the first brave step in my cause for championing this film. Albeit, it was a small step, because maybe two people probably stumbled across it. Either way, I did it and I’m not ashamed. Matter of fact, I’m taking it to the big show by including it here. All of my feelings for this bastard child of the series just happened to resurface
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Warner Bros. Plans 'Scooby-Doo' Movie Reboot

Warner Bros. Plans 'Scooby-Doo' Movie Reboot
Warner Bros. is in the early stages of crafting a Scooby Doo reboot for the big screen, with the studio hiring Randall Green to write the screenplay.

It isn't known if it will be a live-action version like 2002's Scooby Doo and the 2004 sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, or if it will be an animated feature like the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series.

Raja Gosnell directed both Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Linda Cardellini as Thelma and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo. The original Scooby Doo made $275 million worldwide from an $84 million production budget in 2002, although the 2004 sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed didn't fare quite as well, pulling in $181.4 million worldwide.

Sony is planning a similar reboot with its franchise The Smurfs. After two
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There’s Only One Way We Might Be Interested in the ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel

No, I’m not thinking Doubtfire vs. Madea. Technically that would involve a man fighting a woman, as Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire is Robin Williams playing a male character who dresses as an old lady while Mabel “Madea” Simmons is just Tyler Perry playing an old lady. It doesn’t sound like a fair battle. Obviously Madea would kick the fake nanny’s ass. But the synopsis I have in mind is similar for this Mrs. Doubtfire sequel that Fox 2000 has just announced with original director Chris Columbus and Williams both on board. It has to be an Expendables type movie, which means it’s not just Doubtfire 2 but an ensemble piece in which Williams as Daniel Hillard as Doubtfire is joined by Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey as Tootsie, Martin Lawrence as Malcolm Turner as “Big Momma,” David Cross as Tobias Funke as Mrs. Featherbottom, Miguel A. Nunez Jr. as Jamal Jeffries as Juwanna Mann, Harland Williams
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‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone

Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It is also the second of three Full Moon Productions (the company name was later changed to Full Moon Entertainment) that were lensed between 1989 and 1991 – the others being Puppet Master and Meridian, both of which have already had the DVD, and in Puppet Master‘s case, Blu-ray, treatment from 88 Films.

Shadowzone sees a group of Nasa hyper-sleep researchers conducting tests in an abandoned underground facility in the Nevada desert. When one subject dies during the test, Nasa sends in Captain Hickock (Beecroft) to investigate. and what he finds is more horrific than the death itself. The scientists,
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Say Goodbye To TV One's New Scripted Series 'Belle's'...

Well my dear Friends. TV One has decided Not 2 pick up Belles the best show & cast they ever had. I am in shock. But it will be back. The above is a tweet from co-star of the series, Miguel Núñez. So I suppose that's it then for TV One's latest original scripted series, Belle’s - a comedy centered around a widower who owns and operates his family's upscale soul food restaurant. The half-hour series was co-created by Emmy Award-winning producer Ed Weinberger (Taxi, The Cosby Show). Keith David, Elise Neal, Tami Roman, Ella Joyce and Nadja Alaya, made up the series' starring cast. The...
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Black Dynamite’ With Animated Pilot

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to see the Sundance Film Festival-rocking blaxploitation “Black Dynamite”!

Writer and director Scott Sanders will be on hand for a post-showing, Skype-assisted Q&A! Even more, our winners will be the first in Chicago to see the pilot episode of the new “Black Dynamite” animated series, which debuts on July 29, 2012 on Adult Swim!

Black Dynamite” stars Arsenio Hall, Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Obba Babatundé, Kevin Chapman, Richard Edson, Darrel Heath, Buddy Lewis, Brian McKnight, Byron Minns, Phil Morris, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Nicole Ari Parker, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and John Salley from writer and director Scott Sanders and writers Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.

To win your free passes to “Black Dynamite” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, get interactive with our unique Hookup technology directly below. That’s it!
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Blu-ray Review: The Return of the Living Dead

The Return Of The Living Dead

Stars: Thom Matthews, Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Beverly Randolph, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., John Philbin, Brian Peck, Mark Venturini | Written and Directed by Dan O’Bannon

As beloved as the original Romero zombie trilogy, Return of the Living Dead makes its Blu-ray debut in a new limited edition steelbook from the folks at Second Sight. Comprising of a fantastic new transfer along with five hours of bonus features – including the recent documentary More Brains; an interview with the films creator Dan O’Bannon, original producer John A. Russo (Notld) and FX creators William Stout, Bill Munns and the awesome Tony Gardener; as well as looks at the two well-regarded sequels and a new music video for Stacey Q’s “Tonight”. The review follows our look at the new steelbook in the video below:

Originally released in 1985, Dan O
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DVD Giveaway - Tour of Duty: The Complete First Season

November 7th sees the U.K. DVD release of Tour of Duty - The Complete First Season - the groundbreaking U.S. television series that was the first to dramatise the events of the Vietnam War - and to celebrate, Flickering Myth have three copies to give away to our readers courtesy of distributors Fabulous Films.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter this fantastic competition...

Tour Of Duty – The Complete First Season features all 21 one-hour episodes of the show’s debut series collected over five discs. The plotline revolves around a single platoon of young Us soldiers during their one-year tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960s. Miles from home in the unfamiliar and hostile terrain of South-East Asia, this small band of infantrymen from diverse racial, cultural and philosophical backgrounds are ultimately forced to depend upon each other as brothers in
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"Double Crossed" On DVD, July 26

From Mvd, the action thriller "Double Crossed", will be released on DVD July 26, 2011 :

"...Arising over a dispute following a poker game, underworld enforcer 'Nate Collins' (Miguel A. Nunez Jr.), assigns three female assistants, 'Dixie' (Noelle Perris), 'Angel' (Avnit Gordon) and 'Jazzy' (Tamara Mitchell), to kill notorious mob boss 'Carlos Enriquez' (Emilio Roso) in Las Vegas.

"The women soon discover that Enriquez is the most ruthless target they have ever encountered, when they are caught and become hostages. But Enriquez convinces Angel and Dixie that it was actually Collins who lost the poker game, owing three million dollars and he sends the girls to kill Collins and bring him back the money.

"The women have 24 hours to complete the mission, or 'Jazzy', the remaining hostage - will be killed..."

DVD Bonus Features include behind the scene footage, movie trailer and previews of upcoming films.

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Alejandro Amenabar's "Tesis" Statement and More New on DVD

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A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Tesis" (1996)

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Released by Widowmaker Films

Long out of print, "The Others" director Alejandro Amenabar's debut about a grad student's discovery of a snuff film is being remastered and rereleased by Widowmaker Films.

"Alice in Murderland" (2011)

Directed by Dennis Devine

Released by Brain Damage Films

A year after Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" scared the bejeezus out of kids in multiplexes everywhere, this horror take on Lewis Carroll's classic fairy tale aims to do so intentionally on DVD players around the country.

"America, America" (1963)

Directed by Elia Kazan

Released by Fox Home Entertainment

Elia Kazan's most personal film based on the story of his uncle's immigration to the United States from Turkey, where as a Greek his family is persecuted, was already released as part of last year's Kazan boxed set, but now will be
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Blu-ray Reviews of The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978), The Return Of The Living Dead, The Amityville Horror (2005), and The Order

20th Century Fox is one of the most frustrating companies to deal with when it comes to Blu-ray. When it comes to their big releases, they do great work, but when it comes to catalog, it’s hard to say or know what you’re going to get. It’s great that they’re putting a lot of catalog out – like Warner Brothers they seem invested in the format – but if you already have the film on DVD, you may have to hold your old copy if you want the supplements. The 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Return of the Living Dead, the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror and The Order all come with varying degrees of their original supplements on Blu-ray. And my review of this quartet of Blu-rays follows after the jump

Phillip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is easily the best of the lot.
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DVD Releases: 9/14/2010: Have a Fringe Feast in Amityville at Twilight

After a very quiet post-Labor Day weekend for new movies, where Resident Evil: Afterlife (review) was the only major film released widely (and owned the box office), this week's new horror DVD titles aren't aplenty either.

But we do have television shows from the recent season and re-releases of older titles all trying to chase the Blu(-ray) dollar.

Fringe: The Complete Second Season

Directed by Various

While "Fringe" is not strictly horror per se, the sense of fear and suspense that greets us week after week should qualify for some mention. They have enough quality freaks of the week and bloodshed to satisfy the fiends in us. This is the acting job that Leonard Nimoy is retiring from! "Fringe" stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole.

Buy the Blu-ray set or the regular DVD box set.

The Twilight Zone: Season
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Retro Review: Return of the Living Dead

Return Of The Living Dead

Guest review by Mark Allen

Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Linnea Quigley | Written and Directed by Dan O’Bannon

George A. Romero’s output has, for some, been a little lacklustre of late. His last three films, all zombie features – Land Of The Dead (2005), Diary Of The Dead (2008) and Survival Of The Dead – have been fairly pedestrian undead fare, none of them attaining nearly as much critical kudos as his earlier, genre-defining (even, in the case of Night Of The Living Dead, genre-creating) horror pictures. For those disappointed by this and looking for something more substantial from their z-movies, perhaps cult classic Return Of The Living Dead is what you’re looking for…

Taking initial inspiration (and the title) from Romero, the flick is gruesome and hysterically funny in equal measure.
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Cool Videos: Street Fighter - Legacy

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A couple of days ago, Paul brought you guys two quick teasers for Street Fighter: Legacy, a live-action short created by actor/martial artist/filmmaker Joey Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum) that attempts to faithfully recreate the look and feel of the classic "Street Fighter" video game. And now below, we have the full 3-minute short, depicting what proves to be a pretty cool encounter between series icons Ryu and Ken! A far cry from the days of Miguel A. Nuñez Jr. as Dee Jay, huh?...
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Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning and Part VI: Jason Lives (DVD Reviews)

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Every slasher fan has their own choice as the best in the original Jason Voorhees film series, and mine is Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. From its opening title that winks at the James Bond flicks, this entry provided a welcome sense of knowing humor to the by-then repetitious proceedings, without making fun of Jason himself. (As writer/director Tom McLoughlin has often stated, and does so again on the new Deluxe Edition DVD, that was one of franchise producer Frank Mancuso Jr.’s directives when McLoughlin took this gig.)

Those light touches, and the general panache McLoughlin brings to the film, were a refreshing change from the crudities of the previous A New Beginning (which doesn’t actually sport a Part V on screen—and, as mentioned on its own Deluxe disc, was actually called Repetition during filming). Director/co-writer Danny Steinmann does bring a rude energy to this entry,
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5 back to school for ABC Family pilot

ABC Family has greenlighted an untitled ensemble comedy pilot starring Jordan Belfi, John Carroll Lynch, Faith Prince, Miguel A. Nunez and Silas Weir Mitchell. Suzanne Cryer, Marisol Ramirez, Candy Ford, Leila Arcieri and Sonal Shah also co-star in the pilot, from Touchstone TV. The project centers on Diego (Belfi), a father who takes improving his daughter's crumbling school into his own hands. Ramirez will play Diego's wife. Lynch will play the school's principal.

Nunez to be 'perfect foil' for 'Joey'

Nunez to be 'perfect foil' for 'Joey'
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is set to step into the role of the new character on NBC's comedy series Joey. He will portray an actor whom Joey (Matt LeBlanc) befriends and who becomes a "perfect foil for Joey -- he'll be a friend, and he'll also get him in trouble," executive producer Kevin Bright said. Bright said the character was designed to fill a role on the show that had helped drive the success of NBC's Friends, the series from which Joey was spun off. "The thing missing was the camaraderie that Joey had on 'Friends' with Chandler and Ross," he said. "He needed a peer he can hang out with and share things with. (The character also will) broaden the landscape and give (Joey) more places to go and more places to be funny."

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