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Revolution Studios & Sony Pictures TV Partner On Global TV & Digital Distribution

  • Deadline
Revolution Studios, a Content Partners company, has set Sony Pictures Television to handle the global TV and digital distribution licensing for all of its titles. Today’s deal also includes 64 Morgan Creek films to which Revolution owns international distribution rights.

The agreement reunites Revolution with Sony, an initial investor in the company as well as its original film distributor.

Spt will handle worldwide distribution of all television and streaming rights for more than 40 Revolution films including Black Hawk Down, xXx, Maid in Manhattan and Daddy Day Care. Morgan Creek International titles include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Major League and The Whole Nine Yards.

“The Spt team is among the best in the business and the ideal partner to handle international distribution of Revolution’s extensive catalog in the continually shifting global digital media landscape,” Revolution CEO Vince Totino said.

“The scale and global reach of
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New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival Rounds Out Celebrity Guests with Christina Ricci & Peter Criss from Kiss

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival has confirmed that entertainment legend Charlie Sheen is a featured guest. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Eight Men Out (1988), Major League (1989), Hot Shots! (1991), and The Three Musketeers (1993). Charlie also starred on the hit TV series […]

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Horror Highlights: Friday The 13th: Game Over, Ghoster, New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, Dread’s Chronic Horror on Avod App

Do you remember the Friday the 13th Nintendo video game from 1989? Well, a fan film based on the game now has an Indiegogo campaign. From comes Friday the 13th: Game Over. Continue reading for more details. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Ghoster release details, the New Jersey Horror Con lineup revealed, and details on Dread's new Avod app and Chronic Horror series.

Friday the 13th: Game Over Indiegogo Details: From Michael Ramova: "I'm a filmmaker with 22 years of experience as a Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor. I also have 25 years of experience as an Illustrator and Artist.

I loved the 1989 Ljn Friday the 13th video game when I was a kid! Adding zombies to Crystal Lake was a phenomenal idea! It was a more frightening scenario that just having one maniac trying to kill you. I always wished for a movie version of the game but it never happened.
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Santa Monica Observer On L.A. Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Death: “You Heard It Here First”

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The Santa Monica Observer has issued a story following the coroner’s verdict today on the cause of death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, a report that largely vindicated the newspaper’s speculation on his cause of death.

The newspaper was blasted by the Angels and Texas police after it published an earlier story that indicated Skaggs may have overdosed on opioids. The Texas coroner also came to that conclusion in his release today, saying that a combination of drugs and alcohol caused the 27-year-old pitcher to choke to death.

“Everything Stan Greene said in the days immediately following his death, turns out to have been true (sadly),” said an emailed statement from publisher David Ganezer. He added, “drugs are pervasive at Santa Monica high school and other affluent high schools in Los Angeles. As responsible journalists, we hope that Tyler Skaggs death will lead to a national
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Reflecting on the Surprise Success of ‘Field of Dreams’ 30 Years Later

Reflecting on the Surprise Success of ‘Field of Dreams’ 30 Years Later
With baseball season in full swing, it’s time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Field of Dreams.” The movie, written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was part of a run of late-’80s baseball films: “Bull Durham” and “Eight Men Out” opened in 1988, and “Major League” and “Field of Dreams” the next year. Universal had big hopes for “Field,” despite conventional wisdom.

On June 8, 1988, Variety’s Richard Gold declared that there was “a prevalent industry perception that baseball pics are commercial strikeouts,” and even if they perform well domestically, “America’s pastime is mystifying to foreigners.” Also, this was Kevin Costner’s second baseball movie in 12 months, after “Durham.” And it wasn’t a fun film: Variety’s April 19, 1989, review said the lead characters “are all haunted by regrets over failed relationships, life-shattering mistakes and missed opportunities.” Viewers could relate: The movie earned $84 million globally, giving Costner his second home run.
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Catalog From The Beyond: William Peter Blatty’s The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Okay, so here’s the thing. This month I wanted to find a good deep cut from the great Tom Atkins, whose charm and mustache thrilled us throughout the ’80s, even as he played a lecherous doctor, a kinda lecherous resident of a quaint seaside town, and a caustic cop haunted by his past (who I assume was also a lech). So when I dove into his filmography in search of a lesser-known vehicle, I perked up when I found the 1980 psychological drama The Ninth Configuration.

Alas, after watching the film, it turns out that Atkins has a relatively minor role, but there’s no way I could skip this movie, as it features a Murderers’ Row of horror character actor royalty. And so I figured, since baseball season did just start...*Puts on best Bob Uecker voice from Major League.*

Well, hello there, horror fans! And welcome to another
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in May

  • The Wrap
Hulu has released its list of all the new content coming May 1 as well as everything that will leave the streaming service at the end of the month.

Highlights include Hulu Originals like “Into The Dark: All That We Destroy,” the show’s eighth episode coming May 3. Hulu describes the show as “A geneticist who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies by allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim.”

George Clooney’s “Catch-22,” which is on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name arrives mid-month. Per Hulu: “‘Catch-22'” is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a Us Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.” The show stars Kyle Chandler,
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20 Highest-Grossing Baseball Movies, From ‘League of Their Own’ to ‘Mr. 3000’ (Photos)

20 Highest-Grossing Baseball Movies, From ‘League of Their Own’ to ‘Mr. 3000’ (Photos)
Let’s get into the spirit of the World Series excitement with some of the biggest baseball movies that all hit a commercial home run. These are the highest grossing baseball movies of all time, ranked from lowest to highest.

20. “Mr. 3000” – $21.8 million

Bernie Mac plays a former baseball great who returns to the league at age 47 after learning he was just a few hits shy of 3000.

19. “Major League II” – $30.6 million

Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen and Tom Berenger all came back for the sequel to “Major League,” but Wesley Snipes had become a bigger star, and his role of Willie Mays Hayes was taken over by Omar Epps.

18. “The Sandlot” – $32.4 million

The Sandlot” performed modestly at the box office in 1993, but it found a second life as a cult film on VHS and on DVD a decade after its release.

17. “Bad News Bears” (2005) – $32.8 million

Billy Bob Thornton starred in Richard Linklater
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Blu-ray Review: Someone To Watch Over Me

Someone To Watch Over Me may be one of Ridley Scott's lesser known films, and it's getting a new Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory on March 12. This 1987 thriller stars Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, and Lorraine Bracco. Rich socialite Claire Gregory (Rogers) is at a fancy party with her fancy friends and boyfriend when she witnesses mob thug Joey Venza (Andreas Katsulas) murder a friend. You'd think that someone would be smart enough not to off a person while there's a huge social function going on upstairs, but Venza doesn't appear to have a wide range of skills in the intelligence department. Claire gasps, Venza sees...

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The Evolution Of Revolution: Studio Bosses On Strategic Shifts, Maximizing Library & The ’13 Going On 30′ Musical

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The Evolution Of Revolution: Studio Bosses On Strategic Shifts, Maximizing Library & The ’13 Going On 30′ Musical
Exclusive: Under CEO Vince Totino and President/COO Scott Hemming, Revolution Studios is five years into a strategy of building through derivative sequels, spinoffs and remakes, while continuing to focus on the distribution of its extensive existing library. At the same time, Revolution has turned away from risky theatrical investments to focus on the upside of proven IP in a vastly shifting marketplace. Totino and Hemming have been with Revolution for more than a decade, taking over the reins in 2014 after a major cash infusion from Fortress Investment Group. Three years later, the studio was acquired by Content Partners in a $400M deal. I recently sat down with the execs to discuss the evolution of Revolution.

Prior to the Fortress acquisition, the storied Revolution had become a financial disappointment after a promising start. When Joe Roth — a former studio exec at Disney and Fox — founded Revolution as a mini-major film
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18 Dramatic Championship Sports Movie Moments: From ‘Rocky’ to ‘Remember the Titans’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
The World Series is here again, and if it’s anything like the Cubs’ curse-breaking 2016 victory or the Astros and Dodgers’ seven-game barnburner in 2017, it might end up becoming the basis for a movie or documentary like the ones on our list. Whether it’s the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, TheWrap recaps the biggest moments in these sports classics.

The Pride of the Yankees” (1942)

This beautifully dramatized moment of sports history, as wonderfully monologued by Gary Cooper, helped to immortalize the already infamous “Luckiest man” speech by Lou Gehrig.

Rocky” (1976)

In the ultimate underdog story, newcomer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the world heavyweight title against champ Apollo Creed. Rocky proves he has the goods, going the entire 15 rounds against Creed, but loses in a split decision. Rocky would get a rematch though and win the title in “Rocky II”.

Breaking Away” (1979)

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Stl Pop Culture Con This Weekend! Hollywood Comes to St. Louis!

What do Scott Baio, Eddie Deezen, Michael Pare, Todd Bridges, Didi Conn, Corben Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas, and Tawny Kitaen have in common? They’re coming to St. Louis This Weekend!

Over 25 Celebrities / Pop Culture stars & icons will be invading the St. Charles Convention Center the weekend of August 17-19th, 2018! Celebrities from the Iconic film “Grease” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” to “Growing Pains”, “Happy Days”, “He-Man & the Masters of the Universe” to WWE/WWF stars and Much more to come!

The Con’s site can be found Here

Ticket information can be found Here

Check out this line-up of celebs!

Scott Baio– Best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), as well as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero of the musical
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Stl Pop Culture Con August 17th – 18th. Hollywood Comes to St. Louis!

What do Scott Baio, Eddie Deezen, Michael Pare, Todd Bridges, Didi Conn, Kathy “Cissy” Garver, Corben Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas, and Tawny Kitaen have in common? They’re coming to St. Louis This Summer!

Over 25 Celebrities / Pop Culture stars & icons will be invading the St. Charles Convention Center the weekend of August 17-19th, 2018! Celebrities from the Iconic film “Grease” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” to “Growing Pains”, “Happy Days”, “He-Man & the Masters of the Universe” to WWE/WWF stars and Much more to come!

The Con’s site can be found Here

Ticket information can be found Here

Check out this line-up of celebs!

Scott Baio– Best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), as well as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero
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Charlie Sheen Pitches Another 'Major League' Movie

Charlie Sheen Pitches Another 'Major League' Movie
by Patrick Hester

Looks like Charlie Sheen is ready to throw Hollywood another curveball, and we mean that literally and figuratively: look out world, Wild Thing is back… again!

According to TMZ, the embattled actor is ready and willing to reprise his role as Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn in another “Major League” sequel, pending a greenlit script.

If – and it's a big if when considering his very public battle with addiction, among other woes – another "Major League" comes to pass, it would mark the fourth entry in the series. But if Sheen had his way, that third film – "Back to the Minors" – wouldn't exist; in his words, the movie is an "abortion" and shouldn't be considered a part of the series.

A fourth "Major League" could certainly help Sheen on his road to recovery. Lately, the “Two and a Half Men” star has made headlines for his personal troubles, not for his work.
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'Major League' Actor James Gammon Dies at 70

'Major League' Actor James Gammon Dies at 70
Los Angeles  -- James Gammon, the gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy "Major League" and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.His agent, Merritt Blake, said Monday that Gammon had cancer and died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa.The craggy-faced actor also played the father on the Don Johnson TV show "Nash Bridges."In addition to dozens of TV and movie appearances, Gammon was a noted stage actor who co-founded the Met Theatre in Los Angeles. Gammon starred in several Sam Shepherd plays, receiving a Tony nomination for his work on a 1996 Broadway production of "Buried Child."Gammon is survived by his wife, a brother and sister, two daughters and two grandchildren.Copyright 2010 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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List: Subbing In - Strange Moments in Replacement Actor History

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By Matt Singer

When adventurous treasure hunters Rick and Evelyn O'Connell return for their third film, this summer's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," one of them will look a bit different than they had previously. That's because Evelyn was once played by Rachel Weisz, who passed on this sequel and was replaced by Maria Bello. Likewise, the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Rachel Dawes from "Batman Begins" continues in this summer's "The Dark Knight," without Katie Holmes; Maggie Gyllenhaal fills in there.

It's a busy year for actors replacing other actors in sequels . we've already had a new Hulk (Edward Norton) and this fall, we'll have a new Punisher to match (Ray Stevenson) . so it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable substitutes. Sometimes new actors in old roles can make a huge impact; Antonio Banderas broke through with American audiences with "Desperado,
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Charlie Sheen Rages Over Planet Hollywood Memorabilia

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Charlie Sheen Rages Over Planet Hollywood Memorabilia
Actor Charlie Sheen is up in arms over movie memorabilia he lent the PLANET HOLLYWOOD restaurant chain - because they won't give it back to him. According to Charlie's manager Janice McKenna, they have repeatedly asked for the memorabilia back but so far have not seen any of it. The movie props include Sheen's baseball uniform he wore in Major League (1989) and his Platoon (1986) helmet. McKenna says, "These items were specifically on loan and we've been trying to get them back for over a year. We're steamed."

Charlie Sheen Bowled Over By Auction Success

Charlie Sheen Bowled Over By Auction Success
Actor Charlie Sheen is celebrating after his collection of baseball memorabilia raised thousands of dollars more than expected at auction - and caused frantic bidding among his celebrity pals. The Major League (1989) star, soon to take over from MICHAEL J. FOX on SPIN CITY, sold his impressive collection of baseball memorabilia at a telephone auction co-ordinated in New York Saturday. Sheen, who decided he no longer had any need for the collection - which includes the only existing uniform worn by baseball hero TED WILLIAMS during his record breaking 1941 season - was bowled over by seeing his possessions sell for up to three times their estimated value. MARTY APPEL at LELAND'S AUCTION HOUSE in New York says, "So far, it's been a really successful auction. The majority of the items went for much more than estimated. "We even had a lot of celebrities on the phone in bidding wars for some of the more interesting pieces. " The auction is the latest in a run of good news for Sheen who was given a clean slate last month when he was set free from his probation - for alcohol and drug offenses - 71 days early.

Charlie Sheen Sells Off Baseball Memorabilia Collection

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Charlie Sheen Sells Off Baseball Memorabilia Collection
Actor Charlie Sheen is cleaning out his house and auctioning off his impressive baseball memorabilia collection. The Major League (1989) star and baseball fanatic, soon to take over from MICHAEL J. FOX on SPIN CITY, insists the sudden sale is not because he's stuck for cash - he just didn't think he needed the collection anymore. Among the exclusive items on offer are the only existing uniform worn by baseball hero TED WILLIAMS during his record breaking 1941 season and a ball autographed by seven of the eight players who conspired to throw the 1919 World Series. Sheen bought the ball in 1992 for $93, 000. The auction is to be held at Leland's auction house, New York, this Thursday and Friday.

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