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Stuart Gordon’s ‘Space Truckers’ coming to UK Blu-ray

Space-travelling truckers, deathly machines and evil pirates crash the cosmos in Space Truckers, the action packed intergalactic adventure from famed director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator). This sci-fi cult favourite comes to UK Blu-ray for the first time ever in this newly restored edition complete with brand new bonus features, courtesy of Second Sight.

Award winning Hollywood star Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet, True Romance) is John Canyon, a long in the tooth space trucker whose latest assignment is to carry a top-secret shipment and ask no questions. Joined by his girlfriend (Debi MazarEntourage, Empire Records) and a new rookie apprentice (Stephen DorffBlade, Leatherface), the trio runs into trouble when they cross paths with ruthless pirate Captain Macanudo (Charles DanceThe Imitation Game, Game of Thrones) who discovers the mysterious cargo – an army of invincible killing machines that are headed for earth.

This bumper Blu-ray edition of Space Truckers arrives on
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Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon Join Tom Hardy in Fonzo

Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon Join Tom Hardy in Fonzo
It was announced today that Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci will join Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic, Fonzo, which was written and will be directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four). Hardy recently announced that the Al Capone biopic is the next project that he will be working on and production has been confirmed to start on April 2nd in New Orleans. Fonzo will tell the story of the legendary gangster in his later life behind bars. Tom Hardy has been attached to play the character since 2012 for Cicero, but that movie didn't end up getting the green light.

Linda Cardellini will play Al Capone's long-suffering wife Mae while Matt Dillon will play his closest friend Johnny. Kyle MacLachlan plays Karlock, his doctor, and Kathrine Narducci portrays Rosie, who is one of Capone's sisters. Tom Hardy announced his involvement with the movie through social media late last week,
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Denis Villeneuve Is Planning Not One But Two New Dune Movies

Woe betide the director who attempts to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune.

Midnight movie legend Alejandro Jodorowsky managed to wrangle everyone from Salvador Dali to Orson Welles to Pink Floyd for his abortive 1970s adaptation, only for that production to dramatically fall apart. The similarly iconic David Lynch came a bit unstuck when he was handed the directorial reigns of the 1980s adaptation, its critical mauling nearly derailing his career until he found his footing in Blue Velvet. But now, Denis Villeneuve, fresh off the amazing Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 thinks he’s got not just one but two Dune movies up his sleeve.

The director recently spoke at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois movie festival about the upcoming project, saying (via Playlist) the following:

“Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

If you’re
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Film Review: ‘Shirkers’

Film Review: ‘Shirkers’
There’s an alternate universe where Sandi Tan, a movie-crazy teenager from Singapore, burst onto the scene with her two young collaborators in 1992, forging an independent film movement in a country where none had existed. That dream ended when the mysterious director they were working with absconded with 70 16mm film canisters, which only recently surfaced — albeit without the accompanying sound recordings — in the wake of his death. Though the original film, a precocious answer to “Breathless,” has been lost, Tan has ingeniously refashioned the old footage into “Shirkers,” a cinematic memoir of growing up weird in Singapore and how a strange, incomplete production altered the trajectory of her life. After bowing at Sundance, where it picked up a well-deserved director award in the World Cinema Documentary competition, the film was bought by Netflix shortly before appearing in the True/False Film Fest and should reside comfortably on the service’s formidable roster of offbeat nonfiction.
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I Don’t Get It: The Films We’re Supposed To Love But Don’t

Tom Jolliffe looks at when films receive almost universal praise from critics and audiences, and an expectation that you should also love them. It’s not always the case…

The year is 2001. At this point I’ve already seen a few David Lynch films. I’d never (still haven’t) got round to Twin Peaks. I sort of liked Dune (I’ve a soft spot for messy 80’s sci-fi or fantasy). Eraserhead at that point was too weird for me. Blue Velvet is great. Even since, when picking up more first hand experience of his CV, I’m in the camp that finds Lynch a mixed bag. He’s never anything less than mesmerising but as far as the odd David’s, I’ve always lent more toward Cronenberg. It was this year that saw the release of Mulholland Drive.

A then unknown Naomi Watt’s headlining a mind-bending Hollywood pastiche,
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David Lynch Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘Kale,’ and the Reason Why Has to Do With ‘Dune’

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David Lynch Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘Kale,’ and the Reason Why Has to Do With ‘Dune’
Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch have been working together for decades, so it’s to be expected that they have a good rapport with one another. That apparently includes a nickname: “Kale,” which Lynch has been calling his leading man for more than 30 years. Watch below.

Read More:‘Twin Peaks’: Kyle MacLachlan Thinks ‘The Return’ Is a Film, Even Though the Golden Globes Nominated Him for TV

“We have a shorthand after all the years of working together, and David has a very particular way of directing,” MacLachlan said during his appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” “For me, he would say something like, ‘Now Kale, Kale’…he calls me Kale, that’s another story.” Why, yes. Yes it is. It dates back to the filming of “Dune,” which was produced, like several of Lynch’s films, by the legendary Dino De Laurentiis — whose Italian accent turned
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Stephen Colbert Admits He Was "Jealous" of Kyle MacLachlan's Part in 'Dune'

If Stephen Colbert hadn't become a comedian, he might have been an actor. In a Late Show interview with Kyle MacLachlan on Friday night, Colbert admitted that he was "jealous" that the Twin Peaks Returns and Portlandia actor had nabbed the part of Paul Atreides in 1984's Dune.

Kicking off their conversation, Colbert told MacLachlan that after 1986's Blue Velvet came out when he was in college, friends told him he looked "just like" MacLachlan. To test the similarity, the two performers swapped glasses and stared at the camera, and MacLachlan joked that Colbert could have played his "eighth character on...
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Paul Thomas Anderson Admits He’s Most Proud of ‘The Master’ and Wants Emmanuel Lubezki to Shoot One of His Films

Paul Thomas Anderson Admits He’s Most Proud of ‘The Master’ and Wants Emmanuel Lubezki to Shoot One of His Films
Paul Thomas Anderson has been making the press rounds as “Phantom Thread” heads into nationwide release, and his most recent bit of promotion included a Reddit Ama in which he was extremely blunt about a wide-ranging list of subjects. Many directors might have difficulty choosing which film they are most proud of, but not Anderson. The director listed “The Master” when asked, and he elaborated on one of the reasons the film is special to him in another response.

Read More:Daniel Day-Lewis Is One of the Best Actors Alive But Has the ‘Worst Taste in TV,’ Says Paul Thomas Anderson

“The first time we shot spherical was on ‘The Master,'” Anderson said. “It seemed like a good fit, evoking the old 50s films like ‘Vertigo’ and ‘North By Northwest,’ those large format films but in a boxy frame. It was a nice change from the earlier films. I wanna shoot scope again though…
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Frank Ocean Fell in Love With ‘Call Me by Your Name’ For the Same Reason You Did

Frank Ocean Fell in Love With ‘Call Me by Your Name’ For the Same Reason You Did
Frank Ocean proved he was a legitimate cinephile when he released his eclectic list of his 100 favorite movies of all time, so it only makes sense that many of his fans have been waiting for him to weigh in on the best films of 2017. While we’ll have to continue to wait for an official list, Ocean has finally chimed in on “Call Me by Your Name,” and he did so in the simplest and best way possible.

Read More:Frank Ocean’s 100 Favorite Films: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Solaris,’ ‘Annie Hall’ and 97 More

Ocean took to his Tumblr page during the holiday to share his thoughts on the Luca Guadagnino romance film, writing, “Michael Stuhlbarg is my new dad now and that’s that.”

The reaction refers to one of the climactic scenes between Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name.” The two play father and son, respectively, and
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Twin Peaks: The Return'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Twin Peaks: The Return'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Scott Tobias on Twin Peaks: The Return's stunning, apocalyptic "Episode 8."

Cut to black.

[Beat.]

July 16th, 1945.

White Sands, New Mexico

5:29 a.m. Mwt

How did we get here? That's the first question – or maybe the second, after "Wtf?!" and a period of extended hypnosis – that comes to mind as the desert lights up with a brilliant flash and a mushroom cloud.
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Twin Peaks: The Return'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Twin Peaks: The Return'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Scott Tobias on Twin Peaks: The Return's stunning, apocalyptic "Episode 8."

Cut to black.

[Beat.]

July 16th, 1945.

White Sands, New Mexico

5:29 a.m. Mwt

How did we get here? That's the first question – or maybe the second, after "Wtf?!" and a period of extended hypnosis – that comes to mind as the desert lights up with a brilliant flash and a mushroom cloud.
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Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host Evening with Laura Dern

Dern in “Big Little Lies

“Few actors of her generation have amassed as consistent, eclectic, and dazzling a body of work as Laura Dern,” a press release from the Film Society of Lincoln Center reads. The film presentation organization is celebrating the two-time Oscar nominee by hosting an evening with the “Big Little Lies” actress and screening some of her films on December 14.

Dern’s career spans over three decades and includes roles in “Rambling Rose,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Blue Velvet.” She “has never shied away from challenges — indeed, she has boldly sought them out in pursuit of cinematic art,” the press release details. She’ll discuss her experiences in the industry on-stage at the event, which will be preceded by a day-long celebration of some of her best-loved work with screenings of “Wild at Heart,” “Citizen Ruth,” and “Smooth Talk.”

Back in September the “Enlightened” alumna spoke out about equal pay.
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David Lynch’s Upcoming Memoir ‘Room to Dream’ Will ‘Reveal the Inner Story of the Life Behind the Art’

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David Lynch’s Upcoming Memoir ‘Room to Dream’ Will ‘Reveal the Inner Story of the Life Behind the Art’
We may not see more episodes of “Twin Peaks” anytime soon (or ever), but David Lynch never stops creating. His latest project looks to be one of his most personal: “Room to Dream,” a memoir co-written with Kristine McKenna. It won’t be published until next year, but we do now know that it will “reveal the inner story of the life behind the art.”

Read More:‘Twin Peaks’ Novel Reveals What Happened to the Town After David Lynch’s Baffling Finale

Here’s the full synopsis:

“In this memoir, David Lynch, co-creator of ‘Twin Peaks’ and writer and director of groundbreaking films like ‘Eraserhead,’ ‘The Elephant Man,’ ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mulholland Drive,’ opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced—sometimes successful, sometimes not—to bring his projects to fruition.

“Part-memoir, part-biography, ‘Room to Dream
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Suburbicon review – George Clooney spies murder and malice in picket-fence America

Matt Damon plays a beleaguered salaryman whose life goes horribly wrong in Clooney’s account of crime and racial prejudice in the postwar Us

For his latest directorial outing, George Clooney has given us a macabre comedy noir: watchable, lively, intricately designed, but with exotic plot contrivances and parallel storylines that don’t fully gel. Clooney and longtime producing partner Grant Heslov have rewritten an unproduced script by the Coen brothers, set in a satirically picture-perfect 1950s American suburb. Like the manicured locations of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet or Todd Haynes’s Far from Heaven, this is a place where ugly realities hunch behind the picket fence and the Colgate smiles: racism, deceit, murder.

There is something surreal about the way these two dramas unfold side-by-side without impinging on each other

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David Lynch ‘Changed My Life,’ Says Photographer Gregory Crewdson

David Lynch ‘Changed My Life,’ Says Photographer Gregory Crewdson
The haunting still images of fine art photographer Gregory Crewdson grow out of his vision of a place both sad and beautiful, he told audiences at the Camerimage film festival this week.

Devotees of his large-format portraits of strange, melancholy scenes seemingly captured from the fringes of America’s working-class life suppressed their party hangovers to attend a morning screening of the short docu “Gregory Crewdson: There But Not There” at the Opera Nova hall in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and to meet the film’s main subject.

Crewdson’s new gallery show “Cathedral of the Pines” also opened this week alongside the art of David Lynch in the Polish town of Turon, just outside Bydgoszcz, a pairing Crewdson said was moving to him.

Lynch’s 1986 film “Blue Velvet” was a major inspiration for Crewdson as a young artist and grad student at Yale and “changed my life,” he said during the Camerimage opening gala Saturday.

Indeed, Crewdson
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Doc NYC Runs November 9-16; Features Over 250 Films Including New Films From Errol Morris, Joe Berlinger, More

It’s that time of the year again. Every fall, New York City becomes the focal point for any and every fan of non-fiction cinema, as one of the year’s most prestigious documentary festivals is finally, again, set to take the city by storm. Doc NYC is now in its eighth edition, and this is one of their best, and largest, lineups to date.

Broken down into over 15 different sections and sidebars, Doc NYC 2017 features everything from short films to films looking at art, design, music and social activism, just to name a few. There are sections like Metropolis, a competition sidebar featuring films set in and about New York City, as well as the Short List, a section of the best documentaries curated from the year so far. It’s a dense, broadly reaching festival with films from across the globe and that defy definition.

Besides films from
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Tim Roth Got More Screentime in ‘Twin Peaks’ by Texting David Lynch Nonstop

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Tim Roth Got More Screentime in ‘Twin Peaks’ by Texting David Lynch Nonstop
Tim Roth has a unique approach to getting roles. After the revelation that he didn’t agree to read for his part in “Reservoir Dogs” until getting ferociously drunk with Quentin Tarantino, another tidbit just emerged: Roth relentlessly texted David Lynch in order to get more screentime on “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

Read More:Tim Roth Got Drunk with Quentin Tarantino, and That’s Why He’s in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ — Watch

“David wants to experiment and he wants to do different things while filming. For example, with Tim Roth, he and Jennifer really enjoyed being in the show and when they were done, Tim kept texting us saying that he wanted more,” said executive producer Sabrina Sutherland at the Festival of Disruption. Roth shared the screen with Jennifer Jason Leigh in the new iteration of “Twin Peaks,” with both of them playing contract killers.

Read More:‘Tin Star’ Review:
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‘Blue Velvet’ Makeup Supervisor Explains the Origins of David Lynch’s Iconic Severed Ear

‘Blue Velvet’ Makeup Supervisor Explains the Origins of David Lynch’s Iconic Severed Ear
Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to his hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina after his father suffers a stroke. While cutting through a vacant lot during a walk home from the hospital, he discovers a severed left ear in the grass. And so begins the mystery of David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet.”

Jeff Goodwin was the makeup supervisor on the 1986 neo-noir masterpiece, and he looks back on the creation of that iconic ear in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Blue Velvet” sent Beaumont into an underworld populated by a seductive lounge singer and a sadomasochistic pimp, but his troubles all started with that bloody, detached ear.

“David and I approached it like a character in the film,” Goodwin tells Entertainment Weekly. “We actually called it Mr. Ear.”

Read More:David Lynch Finally Shares His Thoughts on the ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale, Confirms Season 4 is Possible

Before joining forces with Lynch, Goodwin
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The Hidden

The Hidden

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1987 / Color /1.78:1 / Street Date October 4, 2017

Starring Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri

Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin

Written by Jim Kouf

Produced by Stephen Diener, Dennis Harris, Jeffrey Klein

Directed by Jack Sholder

After a demanding evening spent bumping and grinding at The Harem Room, a weary young dancer packs up her gear and exits the club to a chorus of catcalls. She responds by whipping out a state-of-the-art shotgun and laying waste to not only to the would-be lotharios but a good section of Hollywood Boulevard. Is this the continuing story of Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45? No, it’s Jack Sholder’s The Hidden, one of the wittiest B movies of the eighties.

That stripper’s gun-happy rampage is just the latest in a series of increasingly bizarre crimes catapulting the baffled police into a futile game of whack-a-mole; as soon as the cops eliminate one gunman,
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The time of the harvest moon by Anne-Katrin Titze

Serge Bozon having a Hard, Fast And Beautiful First Encounter with Gavin Smith Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

First Encounters at the Quad Cinema have included Kenneth Lonergan and Edward Yang's Yi Yi, John Turturro and Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali, and two directors who have films in the Main Slate of this year's New York Film Festival, Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird watched David Lynch's Blue Velvet and The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) director Noah Baumbach's First Encounter was Bruce Robinson's Withnail And I.

Serge Bozon, who is in the Main Slate program with Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde), starring Isabelle Huppert with Romain Duris and José Garcia, chose Ida Lupino's Hard, Fast And Beautiful with Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest, Robert Clarke, Kenneth Patterson, and Carleton G Young for his First Encounter.

Isabelle Huppert in ‪Serge Bozon‬'s Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde)

Hard, Fast And Beautiful
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