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The Monster Squad Could Have Been Adapted Into a TV Series But The Director Turned Down The Opportunity

When Stranger Things became a hit, producers wanted to tap into that 80s nostalgia that has become very popular today in the Radcore movement. Turns out, one property that producers were interested in adapting as a TV series was the classic 80s hit The Monster Squad!

The film’s director Fred Dekker recently revealed that in an interview with Moviefone, he was approached to bring Monster Squad to the small screen. The is certainly something that I would have been interested in seeing! I love the concept of a group of kids coming together to face off with a team of legendary monsters. It had such a cool and perfect blend of comedy and horror.

While it would have been pretty rad to see the franchise revived, Dekker ended up turning down the opportunity. He explained:

"I'll be completely honest, Shane Black and I have both been approached about adapting The Monster Squad for television.
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Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Range, Relevance at NYC Makeup Show

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Range, Relevance at NYC Makeup Show
Twenty years ago in June — just weeks shy of her 30th trip around the sun — Jennifer Lopez released her 1999 debut, On the 6. This summer the superstar not only celebrates her golden 50th, but decades of pop music prowess with her It’s My Party Tour, a 32-night run across the U.S. and Canada.

However Lopez’s party hit a snag this past Saturday in her hometown of NYC, where power outages swept Manhattan, cutting short her second night at Madison Square Garden. “Gonna take more than a city-wide blackout to shut us down!
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The Top 25 Best Actor Winners To Date

Welcome back folks! This time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last week with Director. This one is arguably the second biggest of them all…the Best Actor field. This is as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen. I could go on and on in preparation right now, but at this point I know how the game works here. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or so and you’ll get the goods front and center… For this particular installment, I’m once again going with the ever popular
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10 Greatest Movie Anti-Heroes, Ranked

In the grand tradition of “everyone likes the bad boy,” Hollywood is littered when anti-heroes and vigilantes. Memorable anti-heroes aren’t very nice guys, but somewhere, deep down in their black hearts and dark souls, is someone with the capacity for good. Han Solo is a pretty decent example. But it’s also a little too obvious that’s he’s one of the good guys, no matter how much he tries to sound like a bad boy. Just because you’re the star of the movie also doesn’t make you an anti-hero, so guys like Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) or Michael Corleone (The Godfather) are out. They might be the hero of their story, but to the rest of society, they have no redeeming qualities. They’re more like sympathetic villains.

Related: The 10 Most Relatable Characters In The McU, Ranked

Defined, anti-heroes are the main character of a
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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tracking $30 million opening

Three weeks out from its release and the official tracking figures are now in for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with Variety reporting that Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $28 million to $30 million.

Some predictions have gone as high as $50 million, although most analysts expect the film to fall short of the likes of Inglourious Basterds ($38 million) and Django Unchained ($30.1 million) but enjoy a lengthy run into August against blockbuster competition like The Lion King and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Sony has reportedly pumped $90 million into Once Upon a Time in Hollywood before advertising, so the studio will certainly be hoping that is the case. If the rave reviews coming out of Cannes are any indication, executives will surely be feeling confident.

See Also: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets an extended TV spot

Once Upon
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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets an extended TV spot

A new TV spot has arrived online for Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded 60s-set comedy drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which you can check out here…

See Also: Quentin Tarantino may extend Once Upon a Time in Hollywood following Cannes premiere

See Also: New trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet), Al Pacino (The Godfather), Damien Lewis
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Martin Cohen To Receive Editors Guild’s Fellowship And Service Award

  • Deadline
The Motion Picture Editors Guild will honor veteran Ambin and DreamWorks postproduction executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award during a gala in October. The honor recognizes an individual who embodies the values set forth by the guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement.

Cohen served as head of postproduction for Amblin Entertainment beginning in 1987 and then for DreamWorks from 1994-2005, before moving to Paramount until 2010. His producer or executive producer credits include The Hunger Games, Mothman, The Seventh Son and Godzilla, and he supervised restorations of the likes of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy and Jaws.

“We are delighted to honor Marty with our Fellowship and Service award,” Mpeg president Alan Heim said. “He perfectly exemplifies the values that the guild holds most dear by forging a career in this industry that has served not only the
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Tom Holland Reveals His Nickname For Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is reportedly going to reveal one of Iron Man’s big secrets. At the premiere, however, Tom Holland was the one disclosing some information about the Tony Stark actor. When he was asked about Robert Downey Jr., the 23-year-old gave a heartfelt response and admitted at the end that he has a special nickname for his frequent co-star in his phone.

“He’s The Godfather in my phone,” Holland said. “He’s like Rdj the Godfather, that’s what I have him as.”

It’s definitely a label that fits. Without Downey Jr., there might not have been an McU. He’s the one who kicked things off back in 2008 with Iron Man and has been a staple of the rapidly expanding franchise ever since.

His double-digit appearances in Marvel movies are easily the most of any character, too. He’s shown up in all three Iron Man movies,
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Motion Picture Editors Guild to Honor Veteran Executive Martin Cohen

  • Variety
The Motion Picture Editors Guild will honor veteran post-production executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award.

Cohen worked at Amblin, DreamWorks and Paramount. He was a co-producer on “The Hunger Games” and supervised the restoration Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” trilogy and “Jaws.”

The award recognizes an individual who embodies the values set forth by the guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement. Cohen will receive the award at a gala in his honor on Oct. 5 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

Cohen was head of post-production for Amblin Entertainment beginning in 1987 and then for DreamWorks from 1994 to 2005. He then moved to Paramount Pictures where he oversaw all aspects of feature post-production including editorial, sound design, digital intermediates and piracy protection for all the studio’s releases through 2010.

Cohen broke into show business as a production assistant for Ralph Bakshi Productions,
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Review: "The Border" (1982) Starring Jack Nicholson; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Charlie Smith (Jack Nicholson) is a bored man. Bored with his position as an immigration enforcement officer in Los Angeles and bored with his eleven-year marriage to Marcy (Valerie Perrine) in a Sunland, CA trailer park. When Marcy boasts of a better life in a shared duplex with chum Savannah (Shannon Wilcox) and her border patrol husband Cat (Harvey Keitel) in El Paso, TX, Charlie doesn’t exactly protest the change in geography or transfer in job title. With all their possessions strapped to the roof of their car, they are welcomed with open arms. It isn’t long, however, before Charlie realizes not only the danger and utter futility of attempting to stop the migrants from making a run for los Estados Unidos regardless of the presence of the tortilla fences topped with barbed wire. But some of his peers and superiors, particularly his boss Red
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Hollywood editors guild to honour post-production ace Martin Cohen

Veteran worked at Amblin, DreamWorks, Paramount.

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (Mpeg) will honour post-production executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award, it emerged on Thursday (27).

The honour recognises “an individual who embodies the values set forth by the Guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement.”

Cohen will receive the award at a gala in his honor on October 5 in Los Angeles. He served as head of post-production at Amblin Entertainment starting in 1987, then at DreamWorks from 1994-2005, before he moved to Paramount Pictures where he oversaw all aspects of feature post-production including editorial,
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The Rivers of Ink

Daisy Doodad's Dial (1914). Image courtesy of the Library of Congress and Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes.CAVEATIn countries without active, functional frameworks to sustain the performance of cinephilia, a cross-generational transmission of an interest in the cinema is attained through traditions that are predominantly oral. Such a mode is—as all communication must be to remain relevant—plagued inevitably by tendencies of exaggeration, fabrication, or myth-making. This is to say that the heirloom of film culture that each successive generation of young cinephiles inherits in these countries is at least, in part, a collection of rumors, a tall-tale, an urban legend—at any rate, an elaborate fiction. In parts of the world therefore, where the conduct of cinephilia relies heavily on how thorough its artifice is, a crisis that is pertinent for the rest of the world—presentation or preservation—is resolved with much ease: presentation is preservation.
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The Latest ‘Shaft’ Is a Far Cry from Its Storied Predecessors

The fall of the Hollywood studio system in the mid to late 1960s saw an explosive outpouring of creativity, the likes of which had never been seen prior (at least in the Us) and have yet to be replicated since. It lead directly to the New Hollywood movement (sometimes referred to as the Hollywood Golden Age), which in turn saw a rise of young, fan-first directors like Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) and gave a much-needed second-wind to idiosyncratic filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) that had always been far

The Latest ‘Shaft’ Is a Far Cry from Its Storied Predecessors
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22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)

  • The Wrap
22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)
Worst dads on tv and film

Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons

Homer Simpson is TV’s most famous dad but not exactly a role model. He may be good at heart but some of his favorite past times include drinking, laying on the couch, and strangling his son Bart whenever he gets out of line.

Daniel Plaineview, “There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) says it straight out, “he’s an oilman”; he puts family second behind his own greed. That becomes abundantly clear as his relationship deteriorates with his adopted son throughout the movie.

Al Bundy, “Married With Children”

Ed O’Neill was a very different kind of family man on “Married With Children” than he is now on “Modern Family.” Al’s cynical outlook on life has a hard time not having an effect on his kids.

Frank Gallagher, “Shameless

Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is a drunk,
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New poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sony Pictures has revealed a new poster for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which assembles the star-studded cast of the 60s-set comedy drama; take a look here…

See Also: Quentin Tarantino may extend Once Upon a Time in Hollywood following Cannes premiere

See Also: New trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita
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Francis Ford Coppola to Receive Honorary Lumiere Award

  • Variety
Francis Ford Coppola to Receive Honorary Lumiere Award
Francis Ford Coppola will receive the honorary Lumiere Award at the upcoming Lumiere festival, which celebrates heritage movies and film masters every year in Lyon, France.

Previous recipients of the Lumiere Award include Jane Fonda, Wong Kar-Wai, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino.

The Lumiere Festival, launched by Cannes Film Festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux, and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier from the Institut Lumière, will take place Oct. 12-20 in Lyon.

As part of the tribute to Coppola, “The Godfather” trilogy will be screened through the night. As he unveiled the lineup inside the packed auditorium of the Institut Lumière, Fremaux described Coppola as a “cinema giant” and a pioneer who dared to venture off the beaten path throughout his career with movies like “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now.”

After hosting Alfonso Cuaron with “Roma” last year, the Lumiere festival this year will welcome South Korean filmmaker
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Paramount Launches "The Godfather Corleone Legacy Collection" Father's Day Promotion

  • CinemaRetro
It may be hard to believe, but there are apparently a few people left on earth who don't have "The Godfather" trilogy on home video. Paramount is launching a new edition of the films as a Father's Day promotion. The films have hours of previously-released bonus materials plus some new collectibles: three portrait cards for the films and a frame you can display them in plus a Corleone family tree sheet that gives capsule descriptions of each individual.

Here is the official press announcement:

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An ideal gift for Father’s Day, this new 4-Disc Blu-ray collection of director Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpieces beautifully packages all three films along with previously released special features and new collectibles, including a Corleone family tree, original theatrical art cards, and collectible portraits with frame.

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel
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NYC Weekend Watch: John Woo, ‘Lifeboat,’ Pauline Kael & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

A particularly outstanding weekend for “See It Big! Action” offers Big Trouble in Little China on Friday, a John Woo double-bill of Hard Boiled and Face/Off on Saturday, and Die Hard this Sunday.

A Carlos Reygadas series is underway, with all of his pre-Our Time features screening through Sunday.
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Oscars: Governors Awards To Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi, Lina Wertmuller

Oscars: Governors Awards To Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi, Lina Wertmuller
In another show of increasing diversity for all things Oscar, actors Wes Studi and Geena Davis and directors David Lynch and Lina Wertmuller are the winners of the 11th Annual Governors Awards. The honors, as voted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors in a special Saturday session, were announced today.

Native American actor Studi, four time Oscar nominee Lynch, and two time Oscar nominee Wertmuller will receive Honorary Oscars for career achievements, while Davis, a past Oscar winner for Supporting Actress in 1988’s The Accidental Tourist as well as a 1991 Best Actress nominee for Thelma And Louise, will receive The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The board met three months earlier than usual to choose the Governors Awards recipients, as I exclusively reported on Friday, and the ceremony itself will be three weeks earlier than its usual mid-November date at the Roy Dolby Ballroom.
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The Son Season 2 Episode 6 Review: The Blue Light

The McCullough family band together as Phineas is robbed of influence and Eli goes chasing The Blue Light on The Son season 2, episode 6.

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This The Son review contains spoilers.

The Son Season 2 Episode 6

In The Son, season 2, episode 6, "The Blue Light," flirts with surrealism as legal woes and societal norms take their toll on the usually steadfast First Son of Texas. Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) shows the first cracks in the armor which has protected him his whole life. His many lives, if you count how many times he's survived seemingly insurmountable wounds. The episode shows he's not as self-sufficient as he's let on. A stronger force has been propping him up since his days as a Comanche, and it is sobering to see Eli so nakedly needy. Although, not quite sobering enough.

In the newest timeline, Ulises Gonzales (Alex Hernandez) finds the last remnants of
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