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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Devil’s Gate’ ‘Victory Crowley’ Blu-Ray and More

(Aotn)- Smt Heads, the Holidays may have found us, but that doesn’t mean you need to be jolly. IFC Midnight’s “Devil’S Gate” promises to keep something special under the tree.. Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia and Jonathan Frakes (!!) make our Yuletide glee complete.

Trailer is Here:

Devil’S Gate: Directed by: Clay Staub Starring: Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia, Shawn Ashmore, Bridget Regan, Jonathan Frakes Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.

Opening in theaters January 5th

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Larry Sherman, New York Actor and Onetime Donald Trump Publicist, Dies at 94

Character actor Larry Sherman, who also served as publicist for Donald Trump in the 1980s, died Aug. 26 in New York of natural causes. He was 94.

Sherman received degrees in theater and journalism from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, kicking around Manhattan with some stage roles and bit parts before segueing into a successful career as a sports journalist. He covered the 1962 Rome Olympics, and wrote for The Herald Tribune and Newsday before landing at the Long Island Press, where he worked for 25 years.

When the newspaper folded in 1977, Sherman moved to Los Angeles to take a job as head writer for the game show “The Joker’s Wild.” When that program went dark, he moved back to New York looking for work. “He began calling on his friends, and it was a guy at the New York Times, I think, who said ‘I hear this guy Trump is looking for a guy to do
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Larry Sherman, New York Actor and Onetime Donald Trump Publicist, Dies at 94

Character actor Larry Sherman, who also served as publicist for Donald Trump in the 1980s, died Aug. 26 in New York of natural causes. He was 94.

Sherman received degrees in theater and journalism from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, kicking around Manhattan with some stage roles and bit parts before segueing into a successful career as a sports journalist. He covered the 1962 Rome Olympics, and wrote for The Herald Tribune and Newsday before landing at the Long Island Press, where he worked for 25 years.

When the newspaper folded in 1977, Sherman moved to Los Angeles to take a job as head writer for the game show “The Joker’s Wild.” When that program went dark, he moved back to New York looking for work. “He began calling on his friends, and it was a guy at the New York Times, I think, who said ‘I hear this guy Trump is looking for a guy to do
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Satellite Space Key to Expanding African TV Footprint

Satellite Space Key to Expanding African TV Footprint
While industry players across the continent are focused on the forthcoming Dtt migration, satellite operators continue to play a vital role for broadcasters looking to reach African audiences.

“If you look at the satellite space today, there are more than 2,000 channels — more than double the terrestrial figures,” said Christoph Limmer of Eutelsat Communications.

Limmer noted that the space has grown dramatically since 2011, when he estimates there were fewer than 1,000 satellite channels broadcasting across the continent. Today, Eutelsat alone distributes more than 1,100 channels from its satellites.

The company is investing heavily in Africa, which by next year will receive direct coverage from around a quarter of Eutelsat’s fleet.

In October the company announced its plans to launch a new-generation High Throughput Satellite in 2019 that will set new standards for satellite broadband in Africa.

The move will broaden Eutelsat’s African footprint, following on the heels of its recent announcement to
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All 55 of Bill Murray's films ranked by a completely obsessed Murrayologist

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All 55 of Bill Murray's films ranked by a completely obsessed Murrayologist
Let's get one thing straight before we begin. Bill Murray is the King. There are better actors. There are people who have better filmographies. There are even funnier people, although not many. But Bill Murray is, all things, considered, the King. I've dedicated much of the last 45 years working this out scientifically, and I am prepared to finally share the findings with you, free of charge, right here at HitFix. Ostensibly, we're doing this because of this weekend's release of "Rock The Kasbah," but that's just an excuse. The truth is that it's important that we rank all 55 of Bill Murray's film performances, with a special focus on the top 25. We are not including his television work here. There are films on this list we have not seen, but not many. We decided to leave those films unranked, so here is that list: Unranked "The Hat Act" "Pass The Buck: Expo '74
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“Sometimes Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self” New ‘True Detective’ Teaser Here!

TV Picks: “Nobody Cares…”Coming attractions: “True Detective” Season 2 starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch premieres 6/21 on HBO, and we cannot wait. HBO’s Season 2 of “True Detective” will dazzle us with Rachel McAdams. McAdams’ Ani Bezzerides appears to be hgaunted in the new teaser and determined to find out what’s happening in the California crime drama.McAdams’ Bezzerides is a Ventura, California police officer. “I love that she’s not the girlfriend or the wife,” McAdams told Marie Claire. “She doesn’t really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people’s feelings. She’s not […]
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Mike Gold: Forward, Into The Past!

Regular readers of this space know my first true love is the city of Chicago, and that I’ll use any excuse to cop a visit to my fatherland. That’s where I was this past week, and I did not need an excuse. The 15th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention was in town, and, therefore, so was I.

It’s a great chance to meet up with old friends and make a couple new ones, all the while gawking at ancient publications printed on ever-deteriorating paper, more permanent facsimile reprints of same, and brand new efforts that replicate the mood, techniques and often the characters of those thrilling days of yesteryear. As my pal Jim Wisniewski says, the comradery echoes the days when comic book conventions were social occasions accessible to all… and were actually about comic books.

For the few of you who may be unaware
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SNL Murders The Hunger Games, Divergent & The Maze Runner

Coming Attractions - The Group Hopper - SNL 10... by IdolxMuzic The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Lionsgate presents, a
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Tavis Smiley Is Latest Celebrity Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars returned Tuesday night to announce who would be the next couple eliminated from the celebrity dancing show.

Dancing With The Stars Recap

In jeopardy this week were Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater, Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas and Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess, the last of whom ended up getting eliminated. The talk show host, who had performed a cha cha to Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland,” was hindered throughout the week by book signings and other commitments that took away from his rehearsal time.

Though Tavis was admittedly disappointed to have to say goodbye to the out-of-character experience so soon, he said he has no regrets. “I do not live a life of regret, the art of dance I absolutely love,” he said.

On the results show, Janel Parish and Val Chmerkovkiy were selected by the Twitterverse for the encore performance, as Len Goodman
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Come to the Grindhouse Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“White meat, dark meat. All will be carved. Thanksgiving!“

Time to revisit the days of the double feature when Grindhouse (2007) plays at the Tivoli Friday and Saturday as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight film series this weekend (May 2nd and 3rd).

The Beast Must Die with The Spectre Of Edgar Allen Poe. Old Dracula with Squirm. The Devil’S Rain with The Giant Spider Invasion. These are just a few of the many double features I saw on the big screen back in the 1970’s (not to mention the hundreds of double and triple features I caught at the drive-ins back then) –now’s your chance to relive those days

Grindhouse was incredibly risky, and for that it paid the price of box-office disappointment. I don’t know many people who liked both Planet Terror and Deathproof equally. Yes, they’re both exploitation pictures, but one
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‘Beard-Os And Badasses’ Documentary Film Explores The Creation Of Online Film Journalism

Kellvin and I are excited to join this documentary which feature many of our online colleagues!

Portland, Or – This was a movement bigger than any one site, more significant than a name. Beard-Os And Badasses: The Punks Who Took Film News Underground is a new documentary film project that has exploded onto Kickstarter. In 1995 when Patrick Sauriol flipped the switch on his film news website Corona Coming Attractions, it changed everything. No longer was film reporting and criticism, in the exclusive hands of the few, privileged elite. For the first time, fans and enthusiasts threw their keyboards in the ring, and a revolution was launched.

Beard-Os And Badasses, the feature length debut from Geoff Todd and H. Perry Horton, will be an in-depth look at The Punks who took control of an out of control and outdated mechanism. There were false starts, missteps, and plenty of controversy, but a revolution
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Beard-Os and Badasses to Take a Close Look at the Web of Online Movie News

The Internet has changed everything. Even just 20 years ago no one had access to the kind of technology and information that we do now. It's helped bring your favorite stars into your living room, and in terms of news there's no faster way to get it.

It's an interesting story to say the least, and to document it all comes a new documentary called Beard-Os and Badasses - the feature length debut from Geoff Todd and H. Perry Horton. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

This was a movement bigger than any one site, more significant than a name. Beard-Os And Badasses: The Punks Who Took Film News Underground is a new documentary film project that has exploded onto Kickstarter. In 1995 when Patrick Sauriol flipped the switch on his film news website Corona Coming Attractions, it changed everything. No longer was film reporting and criticism in the exclusive hands of the few,
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Mandela up close and personal: 1992 film offers intimate portrait

The Last Mile captures a reflective Nelson Mandela following his release from prison and depicts a hopeful president-in-waiting

Of the many films made about Nelson Mandela's life, none gets as close to the anti-apartheid hero as The Last Mile, a documentary following the Anc leader on his first trip around west Africa after his release from prison in 1990.

It's a unique film because of director Jennifer Pogrund's relationship with Mandela – her father, the journalist Benjamin Pogrund, knew the Anc leader before he was imprisoned. This gave her the access to capture Mandela in intimate and reflective mood in footage that's not been seen for 20 years.

The film reflects the conciliatory, almost mystical mood of a man who emerged from prison as a mediator, philosopher and president-in-waiting. Throughout their first week travelling through Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal, Mandela reflects on everything from his childhood to his hopes for an
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Looking back at the films of the 1990s

News Den Of Geek 20 Sep 2013 - 10:37

Our lookbacks at an assortment of 1990s movies, all gathered together in one place!

Here's a page that should take you straight to the lookback of a 1990s movie of your choice. Let us know if index pages like this are helpful, and we'll pop a few more together if they are...

Alien 3. David Fincher's big screen debut... 

Alien Resurrection. Not the franchise's finest hour... 

Beauty And The Beast. Disney's finest animated movie? Simon thinks so... 

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. An article we wrote celebrating the film as it hit its 20th birthday. 

The Boondock Saints. The infamous film, and its equally infamous behind the scenes documentary. 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Much maligned, but is it actually any good? 

Captain America. Not the recent version. The cheap version. 

Carlito's Way. Featuring one of Sean Penn's best ever roles. 

Contact  The
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Man of Steel Facebook roundtable

I see movies. I’m also on Facebook. Sometimes, the two worlds collide, and I end up shooting the shit about movies with others on Facebook.

Some of these others are of the more interesting sort, whether by background or disposition (or, in some very special cases, both) – and they certainly came out of the woodwork to discuss last week’s giant release, the long-awaited Man of Steel. When I started to voice my uneasiness with the film’s now-infamous ending, an involved (for social media) and, dare I say, interesting conversation ensued. Given the people involved, what they said, and the simple fact that Corona Coming Attractions never published a review on the film, I thought it might be worthwhile to share with others here.

Just who are these fine chaps, anyway? Josh Esenwine was voted the Ultimate Smallville Fan (and is even on the season six DVD extras
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‘An American Hippie In Israel’ finally comes to Blu-Ray/DVD this Fall!

For the longest time, our good friends at Grindhouse Releasing have been teasing this film. I have never seen An American Hippie in Israel, I have only heard stories. While there have been bootlegs and questionable official releases, I knew that I would wait until Grindhouse would unleash their release. You can read all about it down below.

From the Press Release

Grindhouse Releasing has set a September 10 street date for its deluxe Blu-ray/DVD release of Amos Sefer’s far-out cult classic An American Hippie In Israel. The limited edition 3-disc set is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

“We are very proud and excited to present An American Hippie In Israel for the first time to U.S. audiences,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “It’s an amazing film, and we’ve spent years making this Blu-ray the ultimate edition of a cult classic. From the
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An American Hippie In Israel Hitting Blu-ray This September

Grindhouse Releasing's Blu-ray of this latest sliver of Seventies lunacy, An American Hippie in Israel, has been dated; and if we were you, we'd get to pre-ordering it immediately, if only because of how friggin' strange it is.

From the Press Release

Grindhouse Releasing has set a September 10 street date for its deluxe Blu-ray/DVD release of Amos Sefer’s far-out cult classic An American Hippie In Israel. The limited edition 3-disc set is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

“We are very proud and excited to present An American Hippie In Israel for the first time to U.S. audiences,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “It’s an amazing film, and we’ve spent years making this Blu-ray the ultimate edition of a cult classic. From the film restoration to the massive wealth of bonus features we gathered from around the globe, An American Hippie In Israel
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The Sketchy History of Sketch Comedy Movies

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Monty Python's 1983 film "The Meaning of Life" effortlessly set the gold standard in sketch comedy movies -- which, for clarification, we'll define here as feature-length anthologies of stand-alone comic bits that don't serve to push along any overarching storyline. But while the Pythons' greatest film (gauntlet thrown down!) omitted a plot, their skits were still tied together by the most timeless of through lines: the trials of human life, presented in chapters like "The Miracle of Birth," "Middle Age" and "Death." Furthermore, 1971's "And Now For Something Completely Different," a re-filmed compilation of greatest hits from the first two pioneering seasons of "Monty Python's Flying Circus," is arguably the silver medalist of its kind, and good luck coming up with a third film that actually deserves the bronze.

The cold, hard truth is that sketch comedy movies are nearly impossible to pull off, and most are doomed to fail the test of time.
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