Straw Dogs (2011)
1980/ 1.85:1 / Street Date August 7, 2018
Starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas
Cinematography by John Coquillion
Directed by Peter Medak
The success of 70’s shockers like The Devils, The Exorcist and Alien – grindhouse films in big budget drag – opened the door to increasingly explicit studio fare – moviemakers were happy to accommodate and upped the ante in the bargain.
1980 alone saw the release of Sean Cunningham’s seminal slasher Friday the 13th, Ken Russell’s evolutionary freak out Altered States and, infamously, the unvarnished (and x-rated) depredations of Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust.
But it was The Shining, with its rotting ghosts, blood-soaked hallways and promise of never-ending horror that personified Reagan era fright films.
Into this heavy atmosphere ambled Peter Medak’s The Changeling, an unassuming murder mystery disguised as a ghost story. Compared to its over the top contemporaries, Medak’s film seemed
Castaway, based on the 1934 novella of the same name by James Gould Cozzens, is a parable of about a man who survives an unnamed catastrophe by hiding in a department store.
In the late 1960s, Peckinpah, best known for films like The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs, bought the movie rights to the tale and ...
Vaughn (Jack Lowden - Dunkirk) is a good-natured but timid father-to-be, who sets off on a shooting holiday to the Highlands with his old sch
Calibre review by Paul Heath.
As I type this, Calibre has just gone live after Netflix just hours after winning the prestigious Michael Powell Award, which is awarded to an outstanding British feature fiction. Outstanding is certainly one adjective you could describe this film with, but it doesn’t come close to doing this movie justice.
Not knowing what happens is best for this taut thriller, one that obviously draws its influences from the like of Straw Dogs, and Deliverance, the film is far from an easy watch. It’s shocking, violent and tense from the outset, but it is also supremely constructed, stage and,
Early in the film, small-town dog groomer Marcello (Marcello Fonte) learns of an animal in dire straits, a poor dog stuffed into a freezer by pair of nervous house burglars. How does Marcello learn this distressing information? Why, he’s the burglar’s getaway driver, and once he drops them off he turns right around to break into the house anew in order to save the pooch.
(Fret not, he succeeds.)
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It’s a daring move that
“The first amendment is the First amendment for a reason — our most cherished right,” said Lurie. “But it often creates muddy and uncomfortable situations, ones that are the source of great drama and national self-reflection.”
“This story makes allies out of the gay and military communities, as the Westboro Baptist Church’s assault on the First Amendment turns out to be an attack on both,
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Drew Powell
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The as-yet0untitled film, described as a “look at Tate’s career, marriage and other relationships she had in Hollywood,” was announced earlier this afternoon. It’s based on a book called Sharon Tate And The Manson Murders, although producer Nick Phillips, who worked with Bosworth on the 2011 remake of Straw Dogs, says that the murders won’t be the main focus of the film. “There has been so much said and written about all of the other players in ...
Created by Rod Lurie
Produced by Battleplan Productions, Stephen Bochco Productions, Touchstone Television
Aired on ABC for 1 season (18 episodes) from September 27, 2005 – June 14, 2006
Geena Davis as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Allen
Kyle Secor as Rod Calloway
Donald Sutherland as Nathan Templeton
Harry J. Lennix as Jim Gardner
After beloved President Teddy Bridges falls fatally ill from a cerebral aneurysm, the protocol of replacing him brings forth Vice President Mackenzie Allen to take over his presidency, marking a landmark moment in history, as the United States pronounces their first female Potus to preside over the White House. Manning the helm of Commander in Chief is never an easy task for anyone coming in unplanned, but much less so when stepping into the oval office as a woman; getting doubly criticized, undermined, and penalized by a governmental system that had been primarily patriarchal. Controversy stirs from the day she takes the oath,
January Jones, best known for playing 'Betty Draper' in the AMC TV series "Mad Men" (2007–2015), is also noted for roles in "American Wedding" (2003), "Unknown" (2011) and "X-Men: First Class" (2011). She currently stars as 'Melissa Shart' in the Fox series "The Last Man on Earth".
Kate Bosworth made her film debut in "The Horse Whisperer" (1998) before landing a lead role as a teenage surfer in "Blue Crush" (2002). She also appeared in the features "Wonderland" (2003), "Beyond the Sea" (2004), "Superman Returns" (2006), "Straw Dogs" (2011) and "Still Alice" (2014).
Odeya Rush is noted for her lead role in the 2014 film "The Giver", earning her a 'Teen Choice Award' as a 'Breakout Star'.
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The Weinstein Company (TWC) has closed a first look deal with director Alik Sakharov. Under the first look agreement Sakharov will develop original ideas for television to both direct and produce.
He will also continue to be involved in The Weinstein Company and Netflix series Marco Polo, returning to direct additional episodes in the second season.
Sakharov has most recently directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Marco Polo. He was also the co-executive producer on Black Sails for Starz.
“I spent a great deal of time with Alik on the set of Marco Polo and watched him work closely with the actors,” said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company.
“He is incredibly talented, has a unique vision and we are thrilled to keep him in the TWC family for both our television division and potentially for feature films.”
Sakharov said: “Having
Directed by Erik Van Looy.
Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Valerie Cruz, Isabel Lucas, Elaine Cassidy, Matthias Schoenaerts and Rachael Taylor.
A group of married men rent a city penthouse to indulge in extra marital affairs but it all goes disastrously wrong when a dead body is discovered.
The Loft is an English language remake of Loft, a 2008 thriller from Belgium directed by Erik Van Looy, who also directs this version. The story concerns five married men – Vincent (Karl Urban – Dredd), Chris (James Marsden – Straw Dogs), Marty (Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family), Luke (Wentworth Miller – The Flash) and Chris’ half-brother Phil (Matthias Schoenaerts – The Drop) – who all have the use of the titular loft, a city centre apartment designed and built by architect Vincent. Each man has a key to the loft and is able to use the apartment to carry out any extra
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