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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Police Story,’ Jarmusch, ‘Paris Is Burning’ & 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” includes Die Hard on Friday, Big Trouble in Little China and Face/Off on Saturday, and Police Story this Sunday.

A series showcasing Diana Ross runs this weekend.

A spotlight on Mexico’s queer scene is underway.

Metrograph

A Jim Jarmusch series continues.
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‘Mega Time Squad’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

  • Nerdly
Stars: Morgan Albrecht, Linda Allen, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Jonny Brugh, Milo Cawthorne, Charles Chan, Mohi Critchley, Hetty Gaskall-Haan, Arlo Gibson, Mick Innes, Ash Jones, Stephanie Liebert, Mathew Loo, Frankie Mac, Josh McKenzie, Sam Morgan, Lewis Roscoe, Axl Scott, Tian Tan, Barney Teng, Anton Tennet, Paul Trimmer, Simon Ward, Matt Weavers, William Wei, Eruera Wilton, Han Xu | Written and Directed by Tim Van Dammen

In an interview promoting the film last year, writer/director Tim Van Dammen described Mega Time Squad as “an absurd time travel crime comedy with a big heart about a loveable rural idiot with modest aspirations who uses a time travel bracelet to steal the money needed to fulfill his dream of moving to the neighbouring town… but he fucks up the time travelling bit.”

I go one further and describe Mega Time Squad as one of the greatest time travel movies ever committed to celluloid.
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John Carpenter Considers Directing Little Horror Film, Big Action Movie or TV Next

John Carpenter Considers Directing Little Horror Film, Big Action Movie or TV Next
Legendary director John Carpenter hasn't directed a movie in almost a decade, but the filmmaker is making it clear he is not officially retired. In a new interview with Collider, Carpenter says he's still open to directing once again. Last year, Carpenter expressed similar thoughts, noting that he wouldn't mind directing another movie again as long as it wasn't The Thing 2. Now, Carpenter says he would particularly like to do another horror or even an adventure movie, but only if it's for a project he would truly enjoy taking part in.

"I don't have one scheduled but I'm working on things. I made a lot of movies and I got burned out and I had to stop for a while. I have to have a life. Circumstance would have to be correct for me to do it again. I'd love to make a little horror film that would be great or a big adventure film.
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Saw’s Leigh Whannell Hired To Write Escape From New York Remake

When it comes time to discuss the illustrious career of a director such as John Carpenter, it can become rather difficult to choose a single favorite from his films. But as much as I love Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China, I think Escape from New York actually takes the cake for me.

Funny enough, a follow-up arrived years later in the form of Escape from L.A., but the plot was so similar to the original that you could consider it to simultaneously be a sequel and a remake. Still, Hollywood has been wanting to get an actual remake off the ground for some time now.

If you’re in the same boat as I, then today’s news should bring a smile to your face because – get this – Fox has enlisted none other than Leigh Whannell to pen the screenplay for Escape from New York‘s revival.
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"Big Trouble In Little China" ?

  • SneakPeek
John Carpenter, the filmmaker behind classic comedy adventure "Big Trouble In Little China" (1986), starring Kurt Russell as 'Jack Burton', isn't too keen about the upcoming sequel to his film, after being left out of the creative process. "They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson," said Carpenter. "that's what they want. So they just picked that title.":

"You can't remake a classic like that, so what we're planning to do is we're going to continue the story," said sequel producer Hiram Garcia

"We're going to continue the universe of 'Big Trouble in Little China'.

"Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there's only one person that could ever play Jack Burton...

"...so Dwayne would never try and play that character..."

Although he has been sidelined from the upcoming production, Carpenter continues to script new adventures of his "Big Trouble" creations,
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Nick Castle Weighs In On Escape From New York Remake

When it comes time to discuss the illustrious career of a director such as John Carpenter, it can become rather difficult to choose a single favorite from his films. But as much as I love Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China, I think Escape from New York actually takes the cake for me.

Funny enough, a follow-up arrived years later in the form of Escape from L.A., but the plot was so similar to the original that you could consider it to simultaneously be a sequel and a remake. Still, Hollywood has been wanting to get an actual remake off the ground for some time now.

Most appropriately, ComicBook.com asked longtime friend and collaborator of Carpenter’s, Nick Castle, what he thought of the long-gestating second attempt. Seeing as how he co-wrote the screenplay to the original Escape from New York, I was interested in reading his following response:

“You know,
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"Big Trouble In Little China" ?

  • SneakPeek
John Carpenter, the filmmaker behind classic comedy adventure "Big Trouble In Little China" (1986), starring Kurt Russell as 'Jack Burton', isn't too keen about the upcoming sequel to his film, after being left out of the creative process. "They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson," said Carpenter. "that's what they want. So they just picked that title. They don't give a shit about me and my movie...":

"You can't remake a classic like that, so what we're planning to do is we're going to continue the story," said sequel producer Hiram Garcia

"We're going to continue the universe of 'Big Trouble in Little China'.

"Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there's only one person that could ever play Jack Burton...

"...so Dwayne would never try and play that character..."

Although he has been sidelined from the upcoming production, Carpenter
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Sequel Bits: ‘Creed II’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Glass’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘The Lego Movie 2’, ‘Kingsman’

  • Slash Film
Sequel Bits: ‘Creed II’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Glass’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘The Lego Movie 2’, ‘Kingsman’
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Clubber Lang was almost in Creed II. John Wick 3 has wrapped shooting (both his guns and the movie). M. Night Shyamalan is finally done working on Glass. No, Kurt Russell won’t be in the Big Trouble in Little China reboot. The Lego Movie 2 will have its own video game, We’re […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Creed II’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Glass’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘The Lego Movie 2’, ‘Kingsman’ appeared first on /Film.
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Kurt Russell Probably Won't Return in The Rock's Big Trouble in Little China Sequel

Kurt Russell Probably Won't Return in The Rock's Big Trouble in Little China Sequel
Movie reboots always seem to make filmgoers leery, especially when beloved cult classics are involved. When the news first hit the web that Dwayne Johnson would be leading a modern reboot of the John Carpenter classic Big Trouble in Little China, it wasn't long before the backlash began. Because the original film is so unique, it seems impossible to match, let alone try to recreate with a film remake. It has since been revealed that the film will serve as a continuation to Carpenter's original rather than simply remaking it. As a potential sequel, this would mean that Kurt Russell could reprise his starring role from the first one, but don't get too excited. According to the actor himself in a recent interview, he "probably won't be" appearing in the film, though he wishes Johnson the best with it.

"He's just a really good guy. I like working with him
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14 Movie Reboots And Remakes Coming In 2019 (And 6 Possibilities)

These days, Hollywood has been cashing in on the common thread of childhood nostalgia. There has been a slew of reboots in the last decade, and there are even more in the works. While some might be interested to see a new perspective on beloved childhood classics, there are plenty of others that might be feeling the sting of a reboot overload. Live-action remakes of Disney classics have proven to be a tremendous success— with the likes of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book at the forefront of the trend. Whether you love them or hate them, reboots are here to stay.

Recently, we’ve seen the release of Creed 2, Robin Hood, Christopher Robin, among other remakes, reboots, and reimaginings this year. Based on the movie forecast looming on the horizon, the trend isn’t stopping anytime soon.

In this list, we'll look at other upcoming reboots for next year,
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A Beginner’s Guide To John Carpenter

Tom Jolliffe continues his series of beginner’s guides to legendary directors with a look at the work of John Carpenter

What with the recent Halloween reboot in the cinemas, a 40 year anniversary for his original classic, and a series of gorgeous new 4K transfer releases for some of his other cult classics, now would seem a good time to focus on the work of John Carpenter. Considered a genre legend, he’s perhaps not fully acknowledged for just how skilled and visionary a filmmaker he was in his heydey.

I grant you that there will not be too many who are completely unfamiliar with his work. Perhaps more so, this piece will be aimed at the younger readers, born after Carpenter’s career began free-falling in the early 90’s. For any look over Carpenter’s work, you’d say that Halloween is the point of entry. It’s the
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John Carpenter Teases Matt Reeves’ They Live 2

John Carpenter has been out and about talking up a Shudder series based on this cult hit Prince of Darkness, and talking down Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China sequel. But today Carpenter is teasing that Dawn & War of the Planet of the Apes and Let Me In director Matt Reeves was once […]

The post John Carpenter Teases Matt Reeves’ They Live 2 appeared first on Dread Central.
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"Big Trouble In Little China"

  • SneakPeek
John Carpenter, the filmmaker behind the comedy adventure "Big Trouble In Little China" (1986), starring Kurt Russell as 'Jack Burton', isn't too keen about the upcoming sequel to his cult classic, after being left out of the creative process. "They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson," said Carpenter. "that's what they want. So they just picked that title. They don't give a shit about me and my movie...":

"You can't remake a classic like that, so what we're planning to do is we're going to continue the story," said producer Hiram Garcia

"We're going to continue the universe of 'Big Trouble in Little China'.

"Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there's only one person that could ever play Jack Burton...

"...so Dwayne would never try and play that character..."

Although he has been sidelined from the upcoming production, Carpenter
See full article at SneakPeek »

John Carpenter Dismisses Dwayne Johnson's Big Trouble In Little China Film

Kirsten Howard Oct 15, 2018

"They don’t give a shit about me and my movie."

You can always rely on John Carpenter to say what's on his mind. The director of iconic horror flicks like The Thing, Halloween, and The Fog does not hold back when he's asked a specific question, and in the past this brutal honestly has occasionally been viewed as ...let's just say 'grumpy.' But if you take into account the decades the man has been in the game and seen countless projects either get blasted by critics before slowly becoming recognized as cult classics, or just get outright hindered by studio interference, maybe you'd be a little 'grumpy' too.

Carpenter didn't hold back in a recent roundtable with CinemaBlend when promoting the new Halloween movie, due out this month. When asked about Dwayne Johnson's forthcoming Big Trouble In Little China sequel, he only had this
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Links: A Star is Born obsessions, Scarlett's big payday, Aladdin Teases

Broadway World Anthony Ramos, of Hamilton fame and currently onscreen as Lady Gaga's bestie in A Star is Born, will headline the film version of Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights

• Variety Steven Yeun, Wong Kar Wai and Awkwafina are VIPs at the Hawaii Film Festival. Zhang Yimou's Shadow will open the fest.

• /Film John Carpenter is Not happy that Dwayne Johnson is remaking Big Trouble In Little China

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More after the jump including Marvel superhero updates, Scarlett Johansson's payday, Willam and Shangela in A Star is Born, and the fresh teaser to Disney's next billion-dollar grosser Aladdin...
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John Carpenter Has Some Harsh Words For Dwayne Johnson's Big Trouble In Little China Remake

Yep, Dwayne Johnson is still slowly developing a reboot of the 1983 cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. It’s been reported that the film will be a continuation of the story that was started with the original Kurt Russell film.

Now, I would be more excited about this movie if director John Carpenter and Russell were involved with the development. But, Carpenter had a few very blunt and harsh words about the film project. As you might imagine, he’s not happy about it. Johnson did say he wanted to bring Carpenter in on the project, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case.

While talking with CinemaBlend, Carpenter slammed the Big Trouble in Little China sequel saying:

“They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson. That’s what they want. So they just picked that title. They don’t give a shit about me and my movie.
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John Carpenter On Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble’ Sequel: “They Don’t Give A Sh*t About Me And My Movie”

John Carpenter‘s “Big Trouble in Little China” is a film with an interesting history. Starring Kurt Russell, coming off his success in Carpenter films “The Thing” and “Escape from New York,” ‘Big Trouble’ had all the makings of what could have been a huge hit film. Then, in 1986, the film flopped big time at the box office.

Continue reading John Carpenter On Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble’ Sequel: “They Don’t Give A Sh*t About Me And My Movie” at The Playlist.
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John Carpenter Takes Big Issue With Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Sequel

John Carpenter Takes Big Issue With Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Sequel
Dwayne Johnson is starting to make a habit of rebooting cult franchises with a shinier, brawnier semi-sequel. And after the massive success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it’s no wonder that he’s been eyeing another beloved film: Big Trouble in Little China. Cast as the lead for the remake (or maybe sequel?) back in 2015, Johnson has […]

The post John Carpenter Takes Big Issue With Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Sequel appeared first on /Film.
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‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer: Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus In This Surprisingly Action-Filled Family Film

When you think of Kurt Russell films, there’s the litany of iconic roles that spring to mind. “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Escape from New York,” “The Thing,” and “Tombstone” feature what some might call Peak Russell. But even through his heyday of action films and dramas, he’d throw audiences a bit of a curveball and show up in a film where you’ll say, “Wait, Kurt Russell is in this?” Films like “The Fox and the Hound” and “Sky High” are a couple examples of this weird phenomenon.

Continue reading ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer: Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus In This Surprisingly Action-Filled Family Film at The Playlist.
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John Carpenter Ponders Directing Again But Says The Most Important Things In His Life Are Video Games & The NBA

John Carpenter is one of the most influential directors of all time, not just in the horror genre, either. Though he did create one of the greatest slasher franchises in history, “Halloween,” and just an incredible horror film, “The Thing,” the director also has films like “Assault on Precinct 13,” “Escape from New York,” “They Live,” and “Big Trouble in Little China.” The man is, without a doubt, a living legend.

Continue reading John Carpenter Ponders Directing Again But Says The Most Important Things In His Life Are Video Games & The NBA at The Playlist.
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