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10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew

10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew
"Blane? His name is Blane? That's a major appliance that's not a name!" Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, the late Harry Dean Stanton, a script from John Hughes and those killer songs by Omd and Psychedelic Furs? It's Pretty in Pink, one of the greatest teen dramadies of all time. Here, we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pretty in Pink.

The other Andie.

John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.

The other Blane.

Charlie Sheen
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Frightfest Glasgow: ‘Sixty Minutes To Midnight’ Review: Dir. Neil Mackay (2018)

Sixty Minutes to Midnight review: A man finds himself the star of a warped reality show competition in this low-budget home-invasion thriller.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight review by Kat Hughes.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight Review

Rounding off this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest is director Neil Mackay’s Sixty Minutes to Midnight, a home-invasion version of The Running Man.

New Year’s Eve 1999 proves to be a very tough night for former soldier Jack Darcy (Robert Nolan). His night of drinking in front of the television is rudely interrupted as he finds himself the unwitting star of a new extreme reality show. The rules are simple, he has sixty minutes to either kill or be killed as his house comes under siege by a variety of trained killers. If he wins, he’ll win a life-changing prize, if he loses, his life is forfeit.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight encapsulates the
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No Retreat, No Surrender and Kill ‘Em All! – Why You Should Give a Damme About Jean-Claude

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Author: Matt Rodgers

Jcvd returns this week in Peter Malota‘s Kill ‘Em All, a fiery shoot ’em up which sees the man himself return to form as a one-man killing machine caught up in the crossfire between an international criminal gang and an increasingly desperate FBI investigation. It is a ridiculously fun throwback to the Van Damme days of glory with well suited henchmen being reworked internally by the the muscles from Brussels. A wonderfully-bearded Peter Stomare and another key 80s action star Maria Conchita Alonso (who partnered The Running Man and took the alien to task in Predator 2) join in the fun. Take a look at the trailer, and you’ll know exactly what we mean…

Kill ‘Em All Movie Trailer

Now Matt Rodgers takes us all the way back, to remind us why Jean-Claude was such a big hit…

For an entire generation Jean-Claude Camille François
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‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter Explains That Plot Hole (Hint: It Has to Do With Alan Rickman’s Watch)

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‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter Explains That Plot Hole (Hint: It Has to Do With Alan Rickman’s Watch)
As you may have heard from literally everybody on the internet, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. It’s also a much-scrutinized classic, meaning that one of its key scenes has been pointed to as plot hole by fans over the years. Said moment involves John McClane (Bruce Willis) being suspicious of the villainous Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) as soon as he encounters him despite there being no apparent reason for doing so.

According to screenwriter Steven E. de Souza, there’s a perfectly good reason for McClane’s suspicion — it just didn’t make it into the film.

Read More:National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

“Originally, they get off the truck, the camera craned up, you saw them in a circle and Alan Rickman says, ‘Synchronize your watches,’” de Souza said at a recent screening of “The Running Man.
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Stephen King adaptations, and straying from source material

Riyad Emeran Dec 11, 2017

Should filmmakers stick religiously to the source material? In the case of Stephen King adaptations, it can work very well both ways...

I watched The Shining recently, a film I haven’t seen for at least 15 years, maybe more. The first time I watched The Shining I was far too young for what was an X certificate movie at the time – VHS had opened the door to a whole host of viewing options for young teens – and I remember being disappointed at the lack of 'horror' on show. But when I revisited The Shining with more mature eyes, I realised that horror wasn’t just about violence and gore, and the truly disturbing nature of the film and its underlying story became clear.

Watching it again, now, I’m surprised at how powerful it still is. Yes, Shelly Duvall’s performance is still as comically insipid as it has always been,
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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe

22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment brought the idea of a shared cinematic universe to the forefront with the multibillion-dollar McU. In the years since Robert Downey Jr. first suited up as Iron Man, Warner Bros. has worked to catch-up with their Dceu. Universal ventured into shared cinematic universe territory with their cache of classic monsters, sticking Dr. Jekyll squarely into their rebooted Mummy movie. But did you know 20th Century Fox had their own secret shared cinematic universe going back in the '80s, stretching across multiple franchises, with over 20 films and counting?

It all starts with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Communist dictators and related thugs were often the villains in the TV shows and action movies of the '70s and '80s. But given the sensitive nature of international relations, not every movie was willing to go full on Red Dawn and point the cinematic finger at the Soviet Union or Cuba.

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What The Running Man teaches us about 2017

Ryan Lambie Oct 26, 2017

Eighties action flick The Running Man was set in a dystopian version of the present. So what did the movie get right about 2017?

"By 2017, the world economy has collapsed. Food, natural resources and oil are in short supply. A police state, divided into paramilitary zones, rules with an iron hand. Television is controlled by the state and a sadistic game show called The Running Man has become the most popular program in history..."

See related Gunpowder episode 1 review Amazon Prime UK: what’s new in October 2017? New on Netflix UK: what's added in October 2017?

So reads the opening crawl of The Running Man, a Stephen King novel loosely adapted as a sci-fi action vehicle for brawny star Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987. If you've been loitering around Twitter, you may be familiar with its angular white typeface set against a blood red background, as users have screencapped and shared
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest]
Late last week, Beyond Fest 2017 hosted a double feature of Predator and The Running Man to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of both films, and star Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in person for a Q&A session beforehand. It was everything an Arnold fan could have hoped for: great stories, terrific jokes, and even a surprise appearance […]

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Why 1980s Science Fiction Is Huge Right Now

Neil Calloway looks at why dystopias from thirty years ago are the biggest influence on Hollywood…

With a new Blade Runner movie opening to rave reviews, a new (and hopefully decent) Terminator film on the way, it looks like 80s science fiction is the way to go if you want to get a movie made now.

There are a few reasons for this, and probably the most important is that Hollywood, like publishing and the music industry, is extremely faddish; if something is a success it will quickly be followed by half a dozen very similar products hoping to hook themselves onto the bandwagon.

The other reason is that the people currently making movies came of age during that decade; the films that inspired them were the ones they are now referencing, making sequels to and remaking. It’s inevitable we’re going to end up with movies like Blade Runner 2049
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Stranger Things Season 2 Gets a Perfectly Cool Halloween-Themed Poster

The Netflix marketing team has been having a blast with the marketing of their upcoming second season of Stranger Things. I've really been enjoying the posters that have been released, especially the ones that are inspired by classic 80s movies like Jaws, Firestarter, The Running Man, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm StreetStand By Me, The Goonies, and Evil Dead.

This new poster isn't really inspired by a movie, but it's definitely is a Halloween-themed poster that came with the caption, "Trick or Treat." If there was any movie or TV show that it paid tribute to, I would have to say it would be It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Regardless, it's still a great poster!  I can't wait to watch the new trailer, which I imagine will be released sometime in the near future. 

Stranger Things Season 2 will be released on October 27, 2017.
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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time

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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time
Two months after The Dark Tower stunk up the multiplex, It came along and reminded all of us that it's possible to adapt a Stephen King story in a way that can be embraced by audiences and critics, to the tune of new box-office records, even. There are quite a few good films as you can see in our best Stephen King movies list. But while that may be true, there are probably more that just haven't hit the mark.

It's almost hard to blame Hollywood for getting it wrong so often, simply because there have been so many attempts at adaptations from wildly diverse source material, tackled by filmmakers with wide ranging levels of talent. Stanley Kubrick, Frank Darabont, Brian De Palma. There have been some real heavy hitters who have smartly adapted the work of our favorite Maine based ultra prolific author. But for every Stand By Me,
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Radical New Stranger Things Poster is Inspired By The Goonies!

A couple new posters have been released for Stranger Things. The poster above awesomely pays tribute to the classic 1985 adventure film The Goonies. It came along with the caption, "Join the Adventure". Don't mind if I do! The second poster below features Will facing down a terrifying villainous threat.

If you haven't seen any of the other previously released 80s tribute posters for Stranger Things, some of the others include Jaws, Firestarter, The Running Man, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm StreetStand By Me, and Evil Dead.

It looks like we'll be seeing new posters like this every Thursday until Season 2 is released on October 27, 2017. They call it "Stranger Thursdays."

Will is not alone.

A post shared by Stranger Things (@strangerthingstv) on Sep 22, 2017 at 5:01am Pdt
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Stranger Things pays homage to 80s cinema with new posters

With the second season of Stranger Things set to premiere on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released seven new posters for the acclaimed supernatural drama series which pay homage 80s (and a couple of 70s) cinema classics A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Evil Dead, Alien, Firestarter, Jaws, The Running Man, and Stand By Me; check them out here…

See Also: Stranger Things Season 2 will focus on Hopper’s daughter Sarah, according to David Harbour

See Also: Stranger Things renewed for season 3, season 4 will likely be its last

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

See Also: Hawkins is turned Upside Down in first trailer for Stranger Things season 2

The second season of
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New Stranger Things Posters Pay Tribute to Jaws, Firestarter, and The Running Man

Over the past couple of months we've seen a series of posters being released for Stranger Things that have paid homage to the classic films that inspired it. Some of those included  Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Stand By Me, and Evil Dead. We've got three new posters to share with you today that have been released by Netflix featuring posters inspired by Firestarter, Jaws, and The Running Man. You can see all the posters below along with the original movie poster they were inspired by.

I absolutely love this marketing for the upcoming second season of Stranger Things and I can't wait to see what's in store for these characters! Stranger Things Season 2 is coming on October 27th! That's next month! I hope we get to see another trailer soon! While we wait, enjoy the latest posters!
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Beyond Fest 2017: Modern Hits And Bold Classics Mix it up in Los Angeles This Fall

Oh Los Angeles, what have you done to deserve this? Beyond Fest announced their lineup of films today for this year's edition and it is a cornucopia of genre goodness, a mix of old gems and new highlights from the festival circuit.    First there is an amazing lineup of double bills. They include Predator and The Running Man with Schwarzenegger in attendance, Dario Argento will be in town for screenings of the 4K restoration and the 35mm Italian print of his cult hit Susperia. And horror authority Mick Garris will preside over screenings of Romero's Night of the Living Dead 4K and Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre.    And if you are a down on your luck actor of filmmaker and do not have two...

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The Top 10 Stephen King Movies

Tom Jolliffe with his top ten Stephen King movies…

With the impending release of the new It film, now seems a good time to run through a top 10 list of Stephen King movies. These are all feature films. I’ve not included TV miniseries.

As a writer it’s fair to say that King has been prolific. The sheer amount of novels, novellas and shorts he’s written has been astonishing and he doesn’t seem to show too many signs of slowing. The recent trend of translating popular fiction from page to screen is nothing new either. King’s work has been getting the Hollywood treatment for over 40 years. His films by their very concepts offer something interesting, often bizarre. As such there’s an array of films that lend themselves very much to cult followings. The output of King inspired work on-screen is a mixed bag. From cinema classics,
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New Stranger Things Posters Pay Homage to The Running Man, Alien, and More

Over the past few weeks, Netflix has been releasing some fantastic posters for the upcoming second season of “Stranger Things,” including one inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street. Since then, several more posters have made their way online; and they’re… Continue Reading →

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Stranger Things Continues Nods To ‘80s With Running Man-Inspired Poster

We still have over a month until Netflix is graced with the presence of Stranger Things Season 2, but the streaming service is taking advantage of that time to get fans hyped. In addition to the trailer we got at Comic-Con, and the various other bits of marketing, they’re also encouraging fans to look back on previous episodes on #StrangerThursdays.

On Thursday, they took to Twitter to share a brand new poster for the series that showcases Hopper from Season 1. If it looks both old and familiar to you, you’re not alone, as the poster is a carbon copy of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger pic The Running Man, which was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Check them both out below!

Of course, this is all in keeping with the spirit of Stranger Things. It may technically be a dark horror series, but it’s
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