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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7 Times John Wayne Got Killed In A Movie (video)




7 Times John Wayne Got Killed In A Movie

(SPOILERS!)

Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Fighting Seabees (1944)
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
The Alamo (1960)
The Cowboys (1972)
The Shootist (1976)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SHOCKING DARK -- Blu-ray Review by Porfle



"So bad it's good" has a new name, and that name is SHOCKING DARK (Severin Films, 1989), a mind-rotting Italian sci-fi/horror fever dream from director Bruno Mattei and writers Claudio Fragasso and his wife Rossella Drudi.

As Drudi admits in an interview included on the Blu-ray, she and Claudio were hired to pen a direct rip-off of James Cameron's ALIENS and TERMINATOR, which would be released to theaters in time to cash in on Cameron's own upcoming TERMINATOR 2 (in some countries, they even used the same title along with copycat posters).

The main difference here, besides the rock-bottom budget, is that Mattei's film is set in scenic Venice as well as a genuine nuclear power plant, complete with control room, endless hallways, and massive machinery surrounded by walkways.  It's a goldmine of found locations that add immeasurably to the production values. 


Not that this makes SHOCKING DARK look like a lavish or even competent effort. The film is laughably bad from start to finish, with subpar performances and some really poor dialogue (some of which is lifted right out of ALIENS), and the big, scaly creatures that menace our heroes aren't far removed from the ones that stalked THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH.

And yet these very qualities are what make it such an involving experience.  The story is about a future Venice that's so polluted it's uninhabitable, and a research company called Tubular that's working to solve the problem when something goes terribly wrong (something involving monsters, that is) and all contact with them is lost.

Enter this movie's version of Cameron's colonial marines to venture into Tubular's vast underground system of corridors, laboratories, etc. and try to sort things out along with a brainy civilian, Dr. Sara Drumbull (Haven Tyler), who will be our official equivalent of Ripley.


Part of the fun of SHOCKING DARK is spotting all the other equivalents, such as the female marine who reminds us of Vasquez, other soldiers who remind us of other ALIENS characters, and the Newt-like little girl Samantha who latches onto Sara (even though the actress playing her appears to be far past adolescence).

Last but not least, there's the member of the group who is secretly a robot (or "replicant") and will eventually stalk Sara and Samantha through the compound like a Terminator as the familiar countdown to self-destruct ticks away. 

Whole scenes are copied, as when Samantha asks Sara, "Why do monsters exist?" during an intimate moment, right before they get locked in a lab with two of the slimy buggers while the traitor in the group turns off their surveillance camera.  Earlier, victims of the initial attack are, as you might guess, found cocooned.


Things don't really take off until the final third when all the stalking and counting down to self-destruct begin.  As a recorded voice reels off the elapsing seconds, Sara chugs through a series of Ellen Ripley/Sarah Connor moments until finally there's a rather unexpected time travel finale involving the one and only set built specifically for the movie. 
 
SHOCKING DARK is one of those movies that's sort of beyond criticism since the worse it is, the more fun I have watching it.  It's sincerely, almost creatively bad.  The filmmakers set out to entertain, and in their own colorful, flamboyantly inept, and wholly inadvertent way, they pretty much did just that.


Buy it at Severin Films

Special Features:
Terminator in Venice – An Interview with Co-Director / Co-Screenwriters Claudio Fragasso and Co-Screenwriter Rossella Drudi
Once Upon A Time in Italy – An Interview With Actress Geretta Geretta
Alternate Italian Titles









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Most Violent Three Stooges Comedy Ever? ("They Stooge to Conga", 1943) (video)




Is "They Stooge To Conga" (1943) the most violent Three Stooges comedy ever?

Many believe this raucous comedy short contains the most concentrated amount of pure, over-the-top physical mayhem of any Stooges film...

...including the notorious "climbing spike" scene.

You be the judge!


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"EARLY MAN" - Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital! See Trailer and Pics Here



Star-Studded Animated Comedy for the Entire Family!

"EARLY MAN"

The Hilarious Tale Rolls onto Digital on May 15 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on May 22 from Lionsgate®


SANTA MONICA, CA (April 17, 2018) – Meet the team that rocked the Stone Age when Early Man arrives on Digital May 15 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand on May 22 from Lionsgate. From Aardman, the award-winning tribe that brought you Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep Movie, this prehistoric romp tells the epic story of Dug the caveman and his goofy friends who challenge invaders to a game of soccer in order to win back their home.

Perfect for the young and young-at-heart alike, the cheerful tale told in charming, well-crafted claymation is Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes and is full of “abundant delights” (Ella Taylor, NPR). Starring in the film are Oscar®-winner Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor, The Theory of Everything, 2014; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island), Maisie Williams (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), as well as Timothy Spall (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Harry Potter Franchise).


Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend, Hognob, as they unite their tribe against a mighty enemy — Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City — to save their home.

The animated world of Early Man has extensive special features including never-before-seen featurettes that reveal the love, passion, hard work, and magic that goes into creating an Aardman Studios animated film. Early Man will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $29.99, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
⦁ “Before the Beginning of Time: Creating Early Man” Featurette
⦁ “Nick Park: Massaging the Funny” Featurette
⦁ “The Valley Meets the Bronze” Featurette
⦁ “Hanging at Aardman Studios: A Workshop Exploration” Featurette

WATCH THE TRAILER:



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earlymanmovie/
Instagram: @earlymanmovie
Twitter: @earlymanmovie
#EarlyMan

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: Early Man © 2018 Studiocanal S.A.S. and The British Film Institute. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for Rude Humor and Some Action
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 89 minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio 
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio


ABOUT LIONSGATE
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.



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Monday, May 21, 2018

THE GREAT SILENCE -- Blu-ray Review by Porfle




In 1968, the same year Italian director Sergio Leone unleashed his western masterpiece ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, his compatriot Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO, NAVAJO JOE) gave us this very different take on the usual "spaghetti western"--THE GREAT SILENCE, aka "Il grande silenzio" (Film Movement Classics).

It's a fascinating change of pace from the usual lurid, bombastic entries in the genre with sweaty men fighting and dying amidst much sound and fury in the blazing heat of the desert.  Corbucci's film takes place in a snowbound setting with dark figures riding their horses over plains of stark white or walking down the streets of a town glazed with frost.

Like the setting, everything's muted in this film, including its hero, The Great Silence (French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, ...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, Z, IS PARIS BURNING?).  His backstory, seen in familiar flashback form, tells of him having his throat cut as a child by the same bounty hunters who just killed his parents as his father was surrendering to them. 


Silence, with his rapid-fire automatic pistol (the story takes place near the turn of the 20th century), is a hero who's also atypical in that, in addition to having deep feelings, he isn't the stoic, emotionally distant figure we see in Clint Eastwood's self-centered mercenary. In fact, he's a bit of a white knight, avenging women whose men have been murdered by bounty hunters. (Although he's not above charging a fee for his services.)

This time, in another departure from Leone, all of the bounty hunters in the story--namely, sadistic thrill-killer Loco (Klaus Kinski, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE) and his motley cohorts--are the bad guys, preying upon a haggard group of outlaws hiding out in the mountains until word of their amnesty comes through from the government. 

Some decide to give themselves up and are picked off, while the rest will eventually be lured to town only to fall into the bounty hunters' ambush.  It's here, with Silence going up against Loco and his crew as they hold their captives hostage in the saloon, that the film's shocking finale will take place.


But before that, Corbucci lingers upon Silence's increasingly fond relationship with the beautiful widow Pauline (Vonetta McGee) after she pleads with him to avenge her husband's murder by Loco.  Their scenes are thoughtful, contemplative--a respite from the bursts of bloody violence that erupt from time to time.

We also follow the tale of seriocomic sheriff Gideon Burnett, played by Frank Wolff (the ill-fated "Brett McBain" in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST) who is tasked by the governor to solve the bounty hunter problem but finds it quite a handful.  How Loco manages to outwit him as he's being transported in chains to the nearest prison is almost enough for him to earn a smidgeon of our admiration.

More than anyone else, this is Klaus Kinski's film.  In the cheerfully vile Loco he gives us a delightfully low-key villain, and deftly underplays the role.  Loco never heard of "dead or alive"--his pleasure is in luring errant felons into surrendering and then gunning them down with great satisfaction. 


This tendency will reach its peak in the film's final sequence, which suddenly turns into a bloodbath as the story ends on an incredibly nihilistic note.  I was floored by it, and left unsure how I felt about the movie as a whole as the final music of Ennio Morricone's haunting score began to swell.  And I don't know if that's a bad thing or a good thing.

Corbucci filmed two alternate endings (included in the Blu-ray extras), one of which is exactly how I wanted the film to end.  But regardless of all that, THE GREAT SILENCE is a haunting, beautifully-rendered, and very offbeat western that should stay with you for some time after experiencing it. 


Buy it at Film Movement Classics

Tech Specs:
New 2K digital restoration
1.85:1 widescreen
Italian and English soundtracks, English subtitles
Stereo


Extras:
"Cox on Corbucci"--Alex Cox pays tribute to the maestro
"Western, Italian Style"--1968 documentary on the Italian film industry, western style
Two alternate endings
Illustrated booklet with the essay, "Ending the Silence" by Simon Abrams
Original and new trailers





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Best Female Fistfight Ever? "SWAMP WOMEN" (1956) (video)




Best Female Fistfight Ever?

You be the judge.  In any case, it's ONE of the best ones ever.

With Beverly Garland, Marie Windsor, and Mike "Touch" Connors


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"SCARFACE" Returns to Theaters for Special 35th Anniversary Celebration feat. Tribeca Film Festival Reunion Talk



SCREENVISION MEDIA, UNIVERSAL PICTURES, AND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THEATRE EVENT FOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF "SCARFACE"

The Cult-Classic Will Return to Theatres Nationwide With Special Screening of Tribeca Film Festival Talk Featuring Brian DePalma, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Steven Bauer

New York, N.Y., May 21, 2018 – Universal Pictures, Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, and Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the return of Scarface to movie theatres nationwide, in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Additionally, film fans outside of New York will have the chance to participate in a Tribeca Film Festival retrospective event on the big screen for the first time ever.

As part of the 35th anniversary celebrations, moviegoers are invited to watch the cult classic film followed by the Tribeca Film Festival post screening conversation, during which Scarface director Brian De Palma, along with actors Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Steven Bauer reunited to discuss the film and its lasting impact. Screenings will take place at select theatres in top cites nationwide such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Dallas on June 10, 11, and 13.


“Scarface is a timeless film that has influenced pop culture in so many ways over the last 35 years. We’re thrilled to partner with Universal Pictures and Tribeca Film Festival to bring it back to the big screen in celebration of its anniversary,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president of operations and exhibitor relations, Screenvision Media. “The Tribeca Film Festival talk was an important commemoration of the film. We’re excited to extend it to the big screen and provide fans a behind-the-scenes insight into what production was like in the 1980s.”

Brian De Palma’s modernization of Howard Hawks’ 1932 classic Scarface is a somber consideration for the humanizing motives of evil men. The film received three Golden Globe nominations and remains one of the most referenced films in pop culture. Al Pacino helped garner a huge cult following for the film after delivering one of his riskiest performance in this career-defining role.

“Tribeca has a rich history of producing legendary reunion events. We are thrilled to be able to replicate the Festival experience with audiences across the country. Our gratitude to Screenvision and Universal,” said Paula Weinstein, EVP, Tribeca Enterprises. “Scarface has had a strong influence on popular culture and reuniting the cast for the 35th anniversary was an evening not to forget.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.scarface35.com


ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers, and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top-tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest-quality movie-going experiences. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 15,000 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 7 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://screenvisionmedia.com/.

ABOUT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
The Tribeca Film Festival is the leading cultural event that brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 17th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities. http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).  Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Same Drunk Walks Into Saloon Twice In "The War Wagon" (John Wayne, 1967) (video)




In this classic John Wayne/Kirk Douglas western, Robert Walker Jr. plays a demolitions expert...

...who's also a roaring drunk.

He loves to drink so much, in fact, that in one scene...

...he walks into the saloon not once, but twice.

Too bad he can barely afford one drink!


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH -- Blu-ray Review by Porfle




Hot on the heels of ZOMBIE 3, which he co-directed with Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei, comes Italian schlockmeister Claudio Fragasso's ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH (Severin Films, 1989), another hot 'n' horrid terror tale of the living versus the undead on a humid tropical island.

This time we're back to basics again, with the zombies being created not by science gone wrong or some natural phenomenon, but by that old bugaboo--voodoo.  Here, a voodoo high priest raises an undead army against the interlopers (scientists again) whom he blames for the death of his wife.

In the first scene, he resurrects her as a real lulu of a zombie--really, this freaked-out hag sets the bar so high that no other creature in the movie can touch it.


They're still a motley bunch, though. In fact, these ambulatory corpses--who mostly wear hoods to save on makeup--are so sleazy-looking you'd think they'd started out as lepers before turning into zombies. 

As in ZOMBIE 3, they like to gang up on their victims and make very messy work of them as the fake blood gushes from every prosthetic gash.  The makeup and gore effects run hot and cold quality-wise, but it's all in good, dumb fun anyway.

It seems as though we've joined the story in progress when the scientists confront the voodoo priest, but just then all the potential protagonists we just got to know a minute ago start getting horrifically offed one at a time. 


In comes a whole new cast twenty years later, and they go tromping around in the jungle for about half an hour before someone finds the usual "book of the dead", stupidly reads the forbidden spell within, and starts the whole thing going all over again.

Two groups--three research scientists and some vacationing mercenaries and their lady friends--are barely around long enough for us to get to know them before it's "Ten Little Indians" time. 

The survivors of the inital carnage barricade themselves in an abandoned science lab against the advancing horde (this is one of the few Romero-esque touches) with the mercenaries--who have fortuitously stumbled onto a box of M-16s--offering some war-movie action along with the horror as everything heads toward a mindblowing finale.


The real fun comes when members of their own combined group get bitten and start to turn.  With all the flesh-eating, supernatural hoo-doo, and blazing gunfire going on, you may enjoy spotting all the references to THE EVIL DEAD, ALIENS, PREDATOR, and various other movies.  The opening scene at times even reminded me of one of the freakier Japanese ghost story movies.

Production values are pretty sparse, but as usual with these Italian jungle potboilers, whether they feature zombies, cannibals, or whatever, that's just part of the charm.  Claudio Fragasso (TROLL 2) has but two goals here, to entertain us and to gross us out, and with ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH he has done both in splattery style.


Buy it at Severin Films

Release date: May 29, 2018

Special Features:
Bonus Disc: CD Soundtrack (pictured below)
Run Zombie Run! – Interview With Director Claudio Fragasso and Screenwriter Rossella Drudi
Jeff Stryker in Manila – Interview With Actor Chuck Peyton
Blonde vs Zombies – Interview With Actress Candice Daly
Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Trailer








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Duke's Fast-Draw Explained: "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) (video)




John Elder (John Wayne) is a legendary fast draw with a gun.

How did he get so fast?

Practice, natural skill...and using two guns!

One in the holster, and one in the hand. 


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ZOMBIE 3 -- Blu-ray Review by Porfle



Gory, lurid, and just plain nuts, Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE 3 (Severin Films, 1988) sails over the top from the very first scene and just keeps on going. 

It's definitely not part of the George Romero universe.  Created by accident during a lab experiment to reanimate the dead, these zombies are some of the most groteseque, malicious, and aggressively hostile undead fiends to ever come leaping out of the bushes at you.

As expected, the makeup and gore effects are crude--obvious rubber masks and such--but are so wonderfully extreme that they're effective and fun nonetheless.  Lots of bladder effects are used to good advantage in the facial makeups, with plenty of graphic gore and severed limbs to go around.


The action is confined to a tropical resort island that just happens to have a top-secret military base where the disastrous experiment takes place.  After that, the good-guy scientists struggle to come up with an antidote to the highly-contagious zombie virus while the bad-guy military brass decide to just kill off everyone in the infected area, locals and tourists alike.

This includes a bevy of fun girls and their boyfriends in an RV, a young couple tooling around in their convertible, and three rowdy soldiers on leave, looking for a good time. 

Their trouble really starts when all are attacked by swarms of infected, virus-carrying birds, after which the injured must be protected by the others against growing hordes of horrific zombies intent on turning them all into pulled pork.


The rest of the film is a series of lively setpieces as various protagonists endure harrowing undead encounters which several of them won't survive.  Not only that, but they also must contend with military hit squads in hazmat suits who are machine-gunning anything that moves (which is where our three vacationing soldiers come in handy).

Direction and camerawork are pretty artless as usual, which is part of the film's charm.  ZOMBIE 3 was begun by Italian schlockmeister Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE, DOOR INTO SILENCE, THE DEVIL'S HONEY) but actually completed by fellow filmmakers Bruno Mattei (ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING, ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE JAIL: THE WOMEN'S HELL, VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON) and Claudio Fragasso (ZOMBIE 4, TROLL 2).

As a result, ZOMBIE 3 is a frenetic conglomeration of so-bad-it's-good fun in which the subpar acting and dialogue, goofy characters, and hokey effects only add to its perverse appeal.  It's a non-stop zombie blowout that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy.


Buy it at Severin Films

Release date: May 28, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Bonus Disc: CD Soundtrack (pictured below)
The Last Zombies – Interview With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso and Co-Writer Rossella Drudi
Tough Guys – Interview with Actors/Stuntmen Massimo Vanni and Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
The Problem Solver – Interview with Replacement Director Bruno Mattei
Swimming with Zombies – Interview with Actress Marina Loi
In the Zombie Factory – Interview with FX Artist Franco Di Girolamo
Audio Commentary With Stars Deran Sarafian and Beatrice Ring
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Friday, May 18, 2018

"Wasp Woman" Actor In Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In The West" (video)




Fans of "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) remember Frank Wolff as the ill-fated Brett McBain.

His story is brief but tragic, memorable in its dramatic impact.

But let's go back in time just nine short years...

...to Roger Corman's lurid, low-budget 1959 classic, "The Wasp Woman."

It's Frank!

The same year, he'd go on to co-star in another Corman cheapie, "Beast From Haunted Cave."
    
Don't worry, Frank. Your career will get better. 


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

"SORRY TO BOTHER YOU" Red Band Trailer Now Available!



STFU - New SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Materials?!?!

The SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Red Band Trailer and Posters are now available.
But wait...there's more...


In need of a new car? Well, lucky you because
The SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Official Paraphernalia Store is  NOW OPEN!

Written and directed by Boots Riley, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler and Danny Glover.

Check out the trailer and new posters below and be sure to visit our new SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Store to get BOTHERED!


OFFICIAL SORRY TO BOTHER YOU PARAPHERNALIA STORE HERE: store.sorrytobotheryou.movie

GET BOTHERED
http://sorrytobotheryou.movie/
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Twitter: Twitter.com/sorry2botheryou
Merch Site: https://store.sorrytobotheryou.movie/
#SorryToBotherYou

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Synopsis:
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.


Cast:
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, and Danny Glover

Director:
Boots Riley
Writer:
Boots Riley

Producers:
Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Charles D. King, George Rush
Production Company(s):
Significant Productions, MNM Creative, MACRO, Cinereach

Genre:
Comedy/Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Distributor:
Annapurna Pictures
Release Date:
July 6, 2018 (Limited)

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blooper: Buffalo Bob Caught Voicing Howdy Doody! (1948) (video)




In the early "Howdy Doody" shows, host "Buffalo Bob" Smith did Howdy's voice.

Bob would ask Howdy a question, then watch the monitor to see when the camera switched to Howdy.

Once off-camera, he'd do Howdy's voice for him. 

But here's one time when the director switched to the wrong camera...

...and Buffalo Bob was caught doing Howdy's voice!


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"MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- FALLOUT" -- Watch the New Trailer Here!



"MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- FALLOUT"
NEW TRAILER NOW AVAILABLE
Release: 07/27/2018


The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

WATCH THE TRAILER:


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Written & Directed By
Christopher McQuarrie

Produced By
Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers, J. J. Abrams

Starring
Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill,
Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg,
Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris,
Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby,
Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt, with Michelle Monaghan and
Alec Baldwin

"MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- FALLOUT" is a Paramount Pictures release. This movie has not yet been rated. Credits are not final and subject to change.




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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"The Man With No Name": Funniest Moments (video)




"The Man With No Name": Funniest Moments

"Fistful of Dollars" (1964)
"For a Few Dollars More" (1965)
"The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" (1966)

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Nicolas Cage Supernatural Thriller "BETWEEN WORLDS" Lands at Saban Films For U.S. Distribution



NICOLAS CAGE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER “BETWEEN WORLDS” LANDS AT SABAN FILMS FOR U.S. DISTRIBUTION

Film Marks Saban’s fifth acquisition out of the Cannes Film Festival


LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2018) –Saban Films, who has been one of the most active U.S. distributors on the Croisette this week, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer/director Maria Pulera’s supernatural thriller Between Worlds which stars Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider), Penelope Mitchell (“The Vampire Diaries”, “Hemlock Grove”), Franka Potente (The Conjuring 2, The Bourne Supremacy), and Hopper Penn (War Machine, The Last Face). Eric Banoun and David Hillary produced alongside Pulera via their company Rise Up, LLC. Saban Films is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release.

Between Worlds follows Joe (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child.  He meets Julie (Potente) a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitchell). But the spirit of Joe's dead wife Mary proves stronger, possessing the young woman's body and determined to settle her unfinished business with the living.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “Nic’s talent and star-power is unparalleled. Having worked with him on a number of films such as The Trust and USS: Indianapolis: Men of Courage, we’re thrilled to be re-teaming with him and bring this to our audiences.”

“Between Worlds has been a true passion project for me and I am thrilled to partner with Saban for the theatrical release of my film in the US market,” commented Pulera, the film’s writer, director, and producer. “The story is an unusual approach to the traditional thriller but appeals to the wider audience and dives deep into the themes of family, love, and betrayal. Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, and Penelope Mitchell give their all in a magnificent performance. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I can’t wait to share this film with audiences around the world.”

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, and Jonathan Deckter negotiated on behalf of Voltage Pictures, who is also handling international sales.

Between Worlds marks Saban’s fifth acquisition out of the Cannes Film Festival also adding: the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; Matthew Ross’ Siberia starring Keanu Reeves: the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers: and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny to their slate. Earlier this year, Saban Films bought Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart out of the Sundance Film Festival where it premiered in-competition. 

Saban Films’ slate includes: Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, and Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; and Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films and continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent titles include: Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James; The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; and Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours to Live. 

About Saban Films
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as president, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Director of Business Development.

About Rise Up, LLC
Rise Up, LLC is the production and distribution company from writer, director, and producer Maria Pulera and her producing partners Eric Banoun, and David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog, London Fields). Backed by a Spanish-Israeli finance fund, Rise Up is in development on their next five films that it will finance and produce in the coming year.



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Mark Wahlberg in "MILE 22" from STXfilms 8/3 -- See Trailer and Pics Here!



Mark Wahlberg in
"MILE 22"


In Theatres from STXfilms August 3, 2018

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA's most highly-prized and least-understood unit.

Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

When John Wayne Met "Our Gang" (video)




When John Wayne Met "Our Gang"

Shirley Jean Rickert (Our Gang: "Love Business", 1931)
Shirley Jean and John Wayne in "Neath the Arizona Skies" (1934)

Mary Kornman (Our Gang: "Little Sherlocks", 1922)
Mary and John Wayne in "The Desert Trail" (1935)

Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (Our Gang: "The Our Gang Follies of 1938")

Carl had a small but memorable role in the 1953 John Wayne film "Island in the Sky."
Which also featured Darryl Hickman of Our Gang's "Going to Press" (1942).
 
Carl would go on to play another pilot in Wayne's 1954 film "The High and the Mighty."
As did Our Ganger Scotty Beckett in a bit part.

But neither appeared onscreen together with Duke in either film.


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Sunday, May 13, 2018

5 Great Horror/Sci-Fi Themes By Ronald Stein (video)




5 Great Horror/Sci-Fi Themes By Ronald Stein

Last Woman On Earth (1960)
Premature Burial (1962)
Dementia 13 (1963)
The Terror (1963)
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

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Give Mom a Fright with Cannes Premiere of "PROJECT ITHACA" (formerly Grimm Trigger) Starring JAMES GALLANDERS, DERAGH CAMPBELL and DANIEL FATHERS



Film Mode Entertainment Reveals
Sneak Peek of "PROJECT ITHACA" in Cannes

Newest Thriller from Film Mode Entertainment with incredible visual effects presented for the first time in Cannes


CANNES (May 13, 2018) – Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein announces the Cannes World Promo Premiere of PROJECT ITHACA (formerly GRIM TRIGGER).

In PROJECT ITHACA, a mind-blowing sci-fi adventure filled with amazing special effects, a group of strangers awaken aboard an alien spacecraft. Divided they will die, but together, they hope to find a way home. 

The film boasts an international ensemble cast starring JAMES GALLANDERS (SAW II, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, MURDER AT 1600), DERAGH CAMPBELL(FAIL TO APPEAR, NEVER EAT ALONE, THE OTHER HALF), DANIEL FATHERS (Dark Matter, Snatch)and ALEX WOODS (BURNING MUSSOLINI, The Expanse, Covert Affairs). The new and exhilarating feature film is currently in post-production

“Audiences will be blown away by PROJECT ITHACA,” says Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.  “The special effects and visual sequences are so impressive; our clients, and audiences around the world are in for something special.”

PROJECT ITHACA is directed by award-winning Canadian Director Nicholas Humphries. The sci-fi feature is written by Anthony Artibello and Kevin C. Bjerkness.

Producer James Milligan and President and CEO of Wild Media Entertainment asserts, “Wild Media’s objective was to create a theatrical quality, cinematic feature film with emerging talent. I believe we delivered. Not only in front of the camera, but also in post. The team we assembled in Canada was top notch and it shows in the VFX, color and score. Film Mode is the final piece in bringing PROJECT ITHACA to market, and we’re thrilled to be partnered with them. They’re a great fit for this film.”

Film Mode will be sharing first look footage during Cannes.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world excluding Canada for the film.

About Film Mode Entertainment
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent successes include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, LITTLE PINK HOUSE starring Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 starring Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman.  Upcoming releases include BURN starring Josh Hutcherson and Suki Waterhouse, and VIKING DESTINY starring Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp. Additional titles include THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award nominee James Caan, and GANGSTER LAND starring Milo Gibson, Sean Faris, Jason Patric, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.  DocMode, Film Mode’s Documentary label was launched to focus on award-winning Documentaries that impact the world.  BALLERINA, the first film under the label had its American debut in 2018.   Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA.



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"THE GREAT SILENCE" -- On 6/5, Film Movement Classics Delivers a Stunning 2K Restoration of Sergio Corbucci's Landmark Spaghetti Western in Loaded BD/DVD Sets!




"[Corbucci's] West was the most violent, surreal and pitiless landscape of
any director in the history of the genre."
-- Quentin Tarantino

"Raw, nasty and blood-soaked" -- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"One of the most stylish and powerful spaghetti westerns" -- Eric Monder, Film Journal International

TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
SERGIO CORBUCCI'S LANDMARK SPAGHETTI WESTERN,
FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS UNVEILS A NEW
2K RESTORATION, LOADED WITH BONUS FEATURES

THE GREAT SILENCE

Street Date: June 5, 2018
BD/DVD SRP: $39.95/$29.95


Following its North American Theatrical Debut, the Acclaimed, Ennio Morricone-Scored Film from the Influential Director of Django Rides Into Town in a Singular Collector's Package Loaded with Extras, Including the Rarely Seen Alternate Endings, the Documentary Featurette "Western, Italian Style," and Much More!

OFFICIAL TRAILER


This June, Film Movement Classics commemorates the landmark spaghetti western, THE GREAT SILENCE, with a stunning 50th Anniversary Restoration. Restored in 2K from original elements, the film, heralded as "one of the finest westerns ever[1]," directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski will be available for cineastes everywhere in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The loaded release also includes bonus features such as the rarely seen alternate endings, both original Italian and English language versions, the 1968 documentary featurette "Western, Italian Style" and more.

On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. Only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Trintignant) stands between the innocent refugees and the corrupt bounty hunters. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear, and good does not always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless West is widely considered to be among the best and most influential Westerns ever made.


BONUS FEATURES
Cox on Corbucci- Alex Cox pays tribute to the maestro
Western, Italian Style - 1968 documentary featurette
Two Alternate Endings 
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Italian and English language versions 
Ending the Silence - a new essay by film critic Simon Abrams

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type: Blu-ray/DVD
Running Time:105 minutes
Genre: Western
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Audio: Stereo
Language: Italian with English Subtitles/English Language

About Film Movement
Founded in 2002 as one of the first-ever subscription film services with its DVD-of-the-Month club, Film Movement is now a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide.  Film Movement's theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, Sergio Corbucci and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com



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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Arch Hall, Jr.'s Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Movie Hits! (video)




Arch Hall, Jr.'s Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Movie Hits!

"Konga Joe" (The Choppers, 1961)
"Monkey In My Hatband" (The Choppers, 1961)
"Valerie" (Eegah, 1961)
"Brownsville Road" (Eegah, (1961)
"Yes I Will" (Wild Guitar, 1962)
"I'm Growin' Taller" (Wild Guitar, 1962)
"Vickie" (Wild Guitar, 1962)
"Jackie" (The Nasty Rabbit, aka Spies A Go-Go, 1963)
"Twist Fever" (Wild Guitar, 1962)

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Censors Missed This Revealing Peek At Jane's "Forbidden Zone" In TARZAN & HIS MATE (1934) (video)




Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) was a wild girl in 1934 when she and Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) cavorted in TARZAN AND HIS MATE.

But she was only allowed to wear that revealing two-piece jungle bikini once.

The censors retired it in time for the next movie, TARZAN ESCAPES (1936).

Her nude swim, unsurprisingly, also got the chop.

But in a later shot that didn't get snipped, we get perhaps the most revealing look of all.

It's a wonder this totally unobstructed peek at Jane's "forbidden zone" didn't give the censors a collective heart attack.


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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Reunite For Highly Anticipated Third Installment "BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC" Directed by Dean Parisot




KEANU REEVES AND ALEX WINTER REUNITE FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD INSTALLMENT “BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC” DIRECTED BY DEAN PARISOT 

BLOOM to Introduce to international Buyers in Cannes; MGM’s Orion Pictures to release in the US


Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2018) – BLOOM announced today that Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) and Alex Winter (Deep Web; Downloaded) will officially be reuniting on screen after 27 years as the legendary Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves) and Bill S. Preston Esq. (Winter) in the highly anticipated third installment of the Bill & Ted comedy, Bill & Ted Face the Music. Following Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Mosaic, Now You See Me) have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Red 2, Fun with Dick and Jane) confirmed to direct. Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

MGM owns the rights to the film and will release in the U.S. under their Orion Pictures banner. BLOOM is handling international sales, which commenced in Cannes this week. Endeavor Content negotiated the deal.

When we last met Bill and Ted they were time-traveling teenagers trying to pass history class and win the battle of the bands. Once prophesized to save the universe with their rock and roll, middle age and the responsibilities of family have caught up with these two best friends who have not yet fulfilled their destiny. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, Bill and Ted find much, much more than just a song. The film is currently in pre-production.

BLOOM’s Alex Walton said: “Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991. This is excellent! ”

Alex and Keanu added “We couldn't be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we've got a dream team!"

“Reeves has an impressive slate including the successful John Wick trilogy for Lionsgate. He’s currently in production on the third installment of John Wick: Chapter 3, which will be released in May 2019 and will star alongside Winona Ryder in Destination Wedding, which BLOOM is also selling internationally.  Other notable credits include: Matrix Trilogy, Point Break, Speed, Constantine and Devil’s Advocate.

Winter and Reeves starred together in the first two Bill and Ted installments. Winter also starred in The Lost Boys and since has transitioned to a writer and director as well with credits including the Epix documentary Deep Web and VH1 documentary Downloaded. Recently, he directed and produced two short documentary films for Laura Poitras's Field of Vision; Relatively Free and Trump's Lobby, and up next has Zappa, the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa.

Parisot won an Academy Award® for his short live-action film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings and is known for projects including Galaxy Quest, RED 2 and Fun with Dick and Jane.

Reeves is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham; Winter is represented by CAA, Forward Entertainment, Hollander Entertainment and Sloss Eckhouse LawCo; Parisot is represented by WME; and Hammerstone Studios is represented by Rosen Law Group.

In Cannes, BLOOM will also be selling Julius Onah’s Luce starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and Kelvin Harrison Jr.; Yuval Adler’s The Operative; Josh Trank’s Fonzo starring Tom Hardy; David Sandberg’s Kung Fury starring Michael Fassbender; Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War starring Rosamund Pike.

About BLOOM
BLOOM is a sales, production and financing outfit. The company represents and curates a diversified slate of films ranging from commercial, talent-driven, wide release movies, to specialty films from proven and trusted filmmakers, all the while keeping an eye towards fresh and emerging talent.

BLOOM’s slate also includes: Bill Holderman’s Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen, which releases in May; Josh Trank’s Al Capone bio-pic Fo, nzo starring Tom Hardy; Scott Cooper’s Hostiles which is currently in theaters and starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi; Paul Weitz’s Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore; Jake Scott’s The Burning Woman, starring Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller; Zhang Yimou’s Shadow; Craig S. Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn which will be released by Lionsgate; Strangers: Prey at Night from Johannes Roberts; Andrea Di Stefano’s Three Seconds, starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, and Clive Owen; and Victor Levin’s Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. In 2017, BLOOM was acquired by Endeavor Content (formerly WME | IMG).


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JIGSAW Star gets "RABID" in Cronenberg Remake



JIGSAW Star gets RABID in Cronenberg Remake

Film Mode Entertainment Announces
LAURA VANDERVOORT will lead the cast for the
Remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 Cult Classic, RABID


Directed by the Highly Sought After “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters


CANNES (May 11, 2018) -- Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce that LAURA VANDERVOORT (JIGSAW, Smallville, Bitten, V) will lead the cast on their newest feature, RABID, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name.  The remake of the 1977 cult classic will star LAURA VANDERVOORT and be directed by the highly sought after “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK).

RABID is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors that established a huge following with the 2012 slasher film AMERICAN MARY. With a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective, and the addition of LAURA VANDERVOORT, the new RABID is going to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film.

Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein says, “This terrifying and brilliant script has already proven its market appeal and now with the casting of LAURA VANDERVOORT, we are another step closer to bringing RABID to audiences worldwide. VANDERVOORT has built a loyal, international fan-base of both men and women, of all ages, and her addition to the film will certainly entice buyers in Cannes.”

RABID has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. Film Mode Entertainment is representing the rest of the world.

“We are thrilled to be working with LAURA VANDERVOORT on RABID who is the perfect fit for the role of Rose. She is an incredibly versatile actress who is quick to take on characters in all genres, and effectively tackles every role she plays.” Said producer Michael Walker.

Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose,  a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.

Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing.

RABID is financed in participation by London based Media Finance Capital, with it’s founders David Gilbery & Charles Dorfman serving as Executive Producers, Telefilm Canada, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Laura Vandervoort is co-managed by Norbert Abrams, Noble Caplan Abrams and by Adam Levine, Industry Films. Sharon Paz, Abrams Artists, is her Agent.


AboutFilm Mode Entertainment
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent successes include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, LITTLE PINK HOUSE starring Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 starring Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman.  Upcoming releases include BURN starring Josh Hutcherson and Suki Waterhouse, and VIKING DESTINY starring Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp. Additional titles include THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award nominee James Caan, and GANGSTER LAND starring Milo Gibson, Sean Faris, Jason Patric, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.  DocMode, Film Mode’s Documentary label was launched to focus on award-winning Documentaries that impact the world.  BALLERINA, the first film under the label had its American debut in 2018.   Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA.

About Media Finance Capital
Established in 2018 by film financier David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman, Media Finance Capital provides production financing worldwide for independent Film and TV productions. Media Finance Capital has recently wrapped on the Fred Durst directed thriller ‘Moose’ starring John Travolta. Based in London, Media Finance Capital is co-owned and exclusively backed by Dorfman Media Holdings.

About Shout! Studios
Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital, and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.
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