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Film Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Film Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’
The men and women who survive war and live to come home have had experiences a million miles removed from most of us. That’s why we’ve often depended on the movies to bring those traumas close. Yet the drama of the returning soldier has generated an image of the veteran that’s just cliché enough to be suspect. More often than not, he’s depicted as a bottled-up, implosive figure punching the walls, drowning his pain in liquor and drugs, trapped in flashbacks of combat too “unreal” to be understood, or absorbed, by normal life. He’s an icon of neglected numbness and existential meltdown.

All of which makes “Thank You for Your Service” an engrossing eye-opener. The movie, adapted from the 2013 nonfiction book by David Finkel, follows several members of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion after they return home from Baghdad in 2008. What happens to them conforms to some of the basic tropes of the
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Inside The Hard Times of Rj Berger Star Amber Lancaster's Dream Wedding

Inside The Hard Times of Rj Berger Star Amber Lancaster's Dream Wedding
Amber Lancaster’s stunning wedding day was priceless.

The Hard Times of Rj Berger star and former Price Is Right model, 37, wed Los Angeles-based businessman Aj Allodi on Saturday in Palm Springs, California, her rep confirms exclusively to People.

“It was the most incredible day spent with the people we love the most. We couldn’t have asked for anything more,” the couple says.

Exchanging vows in front of their closest family and friends in a ceremony officiated by Go Country 105’s Graham Bunn, the bride stunned in a Galia Lahav gown, while her new husband looked dapper in a Hugo Boss tuxedo.
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Positive Early ‘Justice League’ Screenings Suggest that the Dceu’s Hard Times Are Finally Behind It

It’s a hard time to be a DC fan right now. Despite the fleeting high from the one good movie in the company’s shared cinematic universe – Wonder Woman – there isn’t much to celebrate. Say what you will about Man of Steel’s level of quality, but it completely missed the point of being a Superman movie. Batman v Superman was a shattering disappointment for even the most die-hard DC fans and Suicide Squad was somehow markedly worse. And with every fresh announcement coming out of parent company Warner Bros, the hope of DC somehow turning this mess around seems

Positive Early ‘Justice League’ Screenings Suggest that the Dceu’s Hard Times Are Finally Behind It
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Jason Derulo “Gma” Summer Concert Series Video 2017: Watch “Good Morning America” Performance!

Jason Derulo rounded off the 2017 “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series on Friday, where he debuted his new single, “If I’m Lucky,” live from Central Park. Watch the “Gma” videos below! As Gossip Cop reported, Paramore rocked out in New York City for last week’s penultimate summer concert, performing “Hard Times,” “Fake Happy” and […]
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10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor

10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor
The drama outside of the ring has been like something from a movie, with each fighter bragging and boasting about what's going to happen when Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26. You've seen the press events, you've heard from the pundits, now there's nothing to do except countdown to the big day and binge watch these boxing movies. Yes, we've put together a list of 10 boxing movies to make you hyped for Mayweather Vs. McGregor, a real life contest the size of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In one corner, we've got the eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion, with 49 wins and zero losses, Floyd Mayweather! In the other corner, it's Ufc champion, mega-star, and pro boxing underdog, Conor McGregor. It's been called "The Money Fight" and with good reason. First of all, it will be a huge payday for both fighters. But furthermore, while
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Paramore “Gma” Summer Concert Video: Watch “Good Morning America” Performance!

Paramore rocked out in Central Park on Friday for the 2017 “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series, performing “Hard Times,” “Fake Happy” and “Rose Colored Boy.” Watch the “Gma” videos below! As Gossip Cop reported, Demi Lovato collaborated with British DJ Jax Jones and electronic trio Cheat Codes for last week’s summer concert. Despite the […]
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The Valachi Papers

Charles Bronson plays a real-life Mafiosi in a period picture with a fine script, some good performances and a production so sloppy that the whole thing could be called The Anachronism Papers. Joseph Wiseman and Lino Ventura bring additional tough-guy star-power, and Bronson actually commits himself to the role — quite a change of pace for one of his later pictures.

The Valachi Papers


Twilight Time

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 125 min. / Street Date June 13, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari, Joseph Wiseman, Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Amedeo Nazzari, Fausto Tozzi, Pupella Maggio, Angelo Infanti, Guido Leontini.

Cinematography: Aldo Tonti

Film Editor: Johnny Dwyre, Monica Finzi

Original Music: Riz Ortolani, Armando Trovajoli

Written by Stephen Geller from the novel by Peter Maas

Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Roger Duchet

Directed by Terence Young

In 2001 I received the plum assignment of editing a
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Titan Comics announce debut for all-new ‘Fighting American’

To celebrate Simon & Kirby’s legendary patriot hero, Fighting American, ​returning to comics​ – Titan Comics’ new series debuts on October 11th 2017 – the date of Joe Simon’s birthday, and also during ​Jack Kirby​’s​ centennial year – with an incredible cover by fan-favorite artists, Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson!

From the press release:

Hard times require hard heroes and in Titan Comics’ all-new series, written by Gordon Rennie (2000Ad, Starship Troopers) with artwork by Duke Mighten (Judge Dredd), the original patriot superhero returns with faithful sidekick, Speedboy!

First published in May 1954 and originally written and drawn by two of the greatest names in the history of comics, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Fighting American was the embodiment of the homegrown, god-fearing, patriotic, apple pie-eating American superhero. Where Simon and Kirby’s other patriotic hero, Captain America, socked it to the Nazis in World War II, Fighting American brought square-jawed justice to
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Death Line aka Raw Meat

This early gore-horror picture has a remarkable emphasis on human values, believe it or not, with a ‘monster’ that nevertheless is a paragon of loving gentleness. Add Donald Pleasance as a surly, posh-hating police inspector, and the shock value makes the Hammer films of the early ’70s taste like weak tea.

Death Line

Blu-ray + DVD

Blue Underground

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 87 min. / aka Raw Meat / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 39.98

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, June Turner, Christopher Lee.

Cinematography: Alex Thomson

Art Direction: Dennis Gordon-Orr

Film Editor: Geoffrey Foot

Original Music: Jeremy Rose, Malone Wil

Written by Ceri Jones from a story by Gary Sherman

Produced by Paul Maslansky

Directed by Gary Sherman

In 1972, making a horror film was a safe way to start a career: almost anything screen-able could get a release, and if your show had enough shock value, it might even get positive critical attention.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Walter Hill’s The Assignment on Blu-ray

The Assignment is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Lionsgate

Now you can own The Assignment Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie directed by Walter Hill (mine is Hard Times!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

The Assignment, the jaw-dropping audacious revenge thriller from legendary director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.), starring Michelle Rodriguez and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Drama, Gorillas in the Mist: The Adventure of Dian Fossey; 1989; Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture, Working Girl, 1989,) heads home to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and
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Good-bye, Adam West / Uninhibited Revenge: Walter Hill’S The Assignment

It’s kind of hard for me to undersell the impact Batman and Adam West had on me as a boy. I was six years old when the show premiered, and it was the first program I can remember seeing previews for and *begging* my mom to commit to letting me watch it when it finally came on. Like most every boy my age in the mid ’60s, I had a makeshift costume, a lunchbox, a plastic Batmobile, the Batman TV soundtrack (I still own the original LP), and of course the comic books, which never seemed quite as captivating to me compared to the vivid pop-art energy of the series. And hardly least of all, Batman introduced Julie Newmar’s Catwoman to me, who in turn introduced a whole other set of feelings to this six-year-old– fear and sex all rolled up into one inexplicable but ooh-la-la! package. (I’ll spare you,
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How Today’s ‘Nonsensical’ Blockbuster Filmmaking Can Learn a Lesson From American Movies of the ’70s

How Today’s ‘Nonsensical’ Blockbuster Filmmaking Can Learn a Lesson From American Movies of the ’70s
Film critic Charles Taylor’s first collection of essays, “Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s,” explores the rich history of ’70s-era American filmmaking through a unique lens, opting to highlight some of the period’s underseen and often underappreciated gems. As one of the most fruitful times in American filmmaking, Taylor understands why certain features — including offerings from such respected filmmakers as Jonathan Demme, Walter Hill, and Irvin Kershner — didn’t quite make it big at a crowded box office, but he’s also eager to give them their due.

Told with an eye towards the current state of cinema — a blockbuster-driven machine that Taylor calls “nonsensical” and contributing to “the destruction of the idea of content” — the book is a loving look at some forgotten gems and the power of moviemaking that can often be ignored. In our excerpt from the book,
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Suicide Squad’s David Ayer in talks to direct Scarface

Tony Sokol May 22, 2017

The Scarface remake looks like it has a new director, as David Ayer enters talks...

Suicide Squad director David Ayer is in early talks to direct and write Universal’s new take on the gangster classic Scarface. Ayer steps in for Antoine Fuqua, who couldn’t fit the film into his schedule, given his current commitment to making The Equalizer 2.

Scarface will follow the rise and fall of a Mexican gangster. It will star Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the bad immigrant made worse. It will be set in the El Sereno area of South Los Angeles

Ayer has form in the genre. Before Suicide Squad he directed the gritty crime films End Of Watch, Hard Times and Street Kings. He also wrote the screenplay for Training Day. Right now, he's currently directing and producing Bright, which will also star Will Smith,
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Scarface Remake Targets Suicide Squad Director David Ayer

Scarface Remake Targets Suicide Squad Director David Ayer
Universal is trucking along with it's Scarface reboot, despite some very vocal fans declaring it blasphemous. Today, we have word that Suicide Squad director David Ayer is getting ready to take on the project. So, what exactly does that mean for Gotham City Sirens over at DC?

The 1983 version of Scarface is a rare beast in cinema. It has gone beyond being 'just a movie' to being a way of life. It's almost a religion in the same way that Star Wars has become one. And though it depicts an Italian gangster's rise and fall, the hip hop community has gravitated to its messages of wealth and power the most. The new Scarface is not delving into Black culture, though. This new take will follow the rise and fall of a Mexican gangster, giving it a whole new spin.

And who better to capture that than director David Ayer, who
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Tyrese Gibson Teases ‘Baby Boy’ Sequel

Tyrese Gibson Teases ‘Baby Boy’ Sequel
A “Baby Boy” sequel might be in the works. On Monday night, star Tyrese Gibson took to Instagram to tease a possible second installment of his 2001 film, in which he co-starred alongside Taraji P. Henson. “Sequel to ‘Baby Boy’ coming soon….. #BabyBoyComingOfAge shout to @johnsingleton”, the actor wrote on the first of three posts teasing the sequel.

Read More: Tyrese Gibson Apologizes for Comments About ‘Overly Aggressive Promiscuous Women’

Written and directed by John Singleton, “Baby Boy” follows Jody (Gibson), an unemployed man living with his mother. Jody maintains a romantic relationship with his child’s mother, Yvette (Henson), but that does not stop him from getting involved with another woman. The film also starred rapper-actor Snoop Dogg, AlexSandra Wright, Mo’Nique, and Omar Gooding.

Read More: Taraji P. Henson Says She Was Paid ‘Sofa Change’ Compared to Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett on ‘Benjamin Button’

Back in 2011, Singleton revealed
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‘Snowfall’ Trailer: Los Angeles Will Fall on ‘Hard Times’ in John Singleton’s 1980s Crack Cocaine Series — Watch

‘Snowfall’ Trailer: Los Angeles Will Fall on ‘Hard Times’ in John Singleton’s 1980s Crack Cocaine Series — Watch
Get ready for “Hard Times” this summer when John Singleton’s FX series “Snowfall” touches ground.

Set in the summer of 1983, the series follows multiple characters and storylines that converge over crack cocaine. Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is a young South Central drug dealer who realizes that weed isn’t really getting him where he wants to be, and Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) is caught up in a power struggle with a crime family. Meanwhile, Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios) is a daughter of a crime lord. Finally, a CIA operative named Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), can’t seem to outrun his dark past and begins a below-the-table operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.

Read More: Atx TV Festival: ‘Girls,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Snowfall’ Panels Added to Lineup

In two advance promos that end with the tag, “This Is How Crack Began,” we get a feel
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When Pop Punk turns Electro – It is time to go

So far we have now seen the return of two major bands from the good old days of Pop Punk- Fall Out Boy and Paramore.

The two bands have released new singles over the past month, each demonstrating that they are looking to branch out and try their hand at different genres.

In a world of post-Brexit chaos, Donald Trump, Theresa May and Toblerones becoming smaller, I always believed that something good was going to happen that would make life that little more bearable. Well it seems my friends that shit is truly going downhill in all areas of existence.

When Paramore released Hard Times on April 19 I was shocked. A nostalgia-inducing video that wouldn’t be out of place being on the roster of an 80’s band videography with the cheesy electronic beats and hook. Where was the rock? Where Was The Humanity?! This isn’t the Paramore I know and love,
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Giveaway – Win Hard Times on Dual Format

We have three copies to give away of Walter Hill’s two-fisted action drama Hard Times featuring Charles Bronson at his explosive best.

The American action auteur Walter Hill made a magnificent debut with this pulp triumph, featuring evocative period atmosphere and sterling performances from Charles Bronson and James Coburn.

Bronson plays a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how – with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed (James Coburn) and convinces him that he can win big money for them both.

Gritty, vivid and engrossing, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this 1970s gem, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and presented from a new 4K restoration,
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Hayley Williams Opens Up About Paramore Almost Breaking Up: ‘I Had Enough’

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Paramore is currently promoting their upcoming album, “After Laughter”, and the band is opening up about how close they once came to calling it quits. The band have returned to the spotlight for the first time in four years with their brand new single, “Hard Times”. In a new interview with Beats 1 Radio, the […]
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Paramore's First Song in 4 Years Is a Retro Jam Perfect for Your Summer Playlist

Paramore's next album, After Laughter, is due out May 12, but you don't have to wait until then for a taste of their new music! The band released a video for the first single, "Hard Times," on Wednesday. If you think of Paramore and your mind immediately jumps to the punk rocks vibes of hits like "Misery Business," you may be surprised to learn that the new track sounds more like an '80s pop song than anything they've done before . . . and we kind of love it. Check it out!
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