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January 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Edge Of The Axe, Parasite, Terminator: Dark Fate, Let’S Scare Jessica To Death

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January’s home media releases are ending on a high note, as there are a bunch of great titles headed to Blu-ray and DVD this week. My very favorite film of 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is making its debut on both formats, and if you missed it in theaters last year, Terminator: Dark Fate is hitting multiple formats as well.

For those of you who dig totally bananapants filmmaking, Tammy and the T-Rex is being released this week courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome. Vs is also keeping busy with Berserker, Beyond the Door 3, and Unmasked Part 25, and Scream Factory is bringing home Body Parts, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, as well as a Steelbook Edition of The Slumber Party Massacre, too.

Arrow Video has put together a special edition release of Edge of the Axe, and the Warner Archive Collection is showing some love to the criminally underseen Two on a Guillotine.
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Rachael Leigh Cook & Damon Wayans Jr. To Topline Netflix Film ‘Love, Guaranteed’ With Cook Producing

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Rachael Leigh Cook & Damon Wayans Jr. To Topline Netflix Film ‘Love, Guaranteed’ With Cook Producing
Exclusive: Rachael Leigh Cook, who is fondly remembered for her role in the classic teen drama, She’s All That, is set to star alongside Damon Wayans Jr. in Love, Guaranteed, the Netflix original film which Cook is also producing. Mark Steven Johnson is directing from source material by Cook. The script is by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy, the screenwriters behind the recently released Netflix rom-com Falling Inn Love.

The story centers on an earnest, hard-working lawyer Susan (Cook) who has taken one too many pro bono cases. To save her small law firm, Susan begrudgingly takes a high-paying, high-profile case from Nick (Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees users will find love. But Susan and Nick soon find themselves in the middle of a media storm, and as the case heats up, so do their feelings for each other — which could jeopardize everything.
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The B-Side – Sylvester Stallone

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones.

And, man oh man, does Sly have a bunch of other ones. We cover one movie from each decade of the movie star’s career: his directorial debut Paradise Alley in 1978, the prison drama Lock Up from 1989, James Mangold’s Cop Land (1997), the remake Get Carter and, finally, Bullet To The Head from 2013.

We get a bad impression from podcast producer Conor O’Donnell and some sharp insight from our guest Chadd Harbold, an accomplished filmmaker with two films in theaters right now: Depraved, directed by Larry Fessenden, and Villains, starring Bill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe.
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The Black Windmill

Secret agent Michael Caine must take on both the kidnappers of his son and his own suspect Army Intelligence colleagues in Don Siegel’s efficiently filmed, curiously tame suspense thriller. Delphine Seyrig is enticing and Donald Pleasance an unlikeable security bureaucrat, while the capable Janet Suzman and John Vernon fill out a top-flight cast that performs well in thriller surprisingly lacking in dramatic impact.

The Black Windmill

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Kl Studio Classics

1974 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date December 4, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Janet Suzman, Delphine Seyrig, John Vernon, Clive Revill, Joss Ackland, Catherine Schell, Joseph O’Conor, Hermoine Baddeley, John Rhys-Davies

Cinematography: Ousama Rawi

Film Editor: Antony Gibbs

Original Music: Roy Budd

Written by Leigh Vance, from the novel Five Days to a Killing by Clive Egleton

Produced and Directed by Don Siegel

Something seems wrong from the first with The Black Windmill: the
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The Films That Inspired Polterheist – Exclusive interview with director David Gilbank

Flickering Myth chats with director David Gilbank about the films that inspired Polterheist…

Multi-award winning genre mashup Polterheist has arrived on DVD after sweeping awards at film festivals worldwide. Blending elements of horror, crime and comedy, the film is fresh, funny and stands apart as one of the most original indie films of the year.

In this story, two hapless small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium, forcing her to contact the gangster they murdered to find his buried cash. With fear of reprisal from a psychotic boss, they accidentally unleash a demon hell bent on revenge and land themselves in even more trouble!

To celebrate the release of Polterheist, we hear from co-writer/director David Gilbank on some of his biggest cinematic influences in crafting this innovative tale.

Get Carter (1971)

In this classic British thriller, Michael Caine stars as mob enforcer Jack Carter returning to his Newcastle hometown to
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Gumshoe

When is a private eye parody not a parody? Stephen Frears’ first feature strikes a delicate balance — its nearly absurd hardboiled lingo outdoes the spoofs, but the story and characters are pitched 100% straight. Albert Finney Is Eddie Ginley, surrounded by a pack of exciting, imaginatively cast actors.

Gumshoe

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Powerhouse Indicator

1971 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 88 min. / / Street Date March 19, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £15.99

Starring: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour, Fulton Mackay, George Innes, George Silver, Bill Dean, Wendy Richard, Maureen Lipman, Neville Smith, Oscar James.

Cinematography: Chris Menges

Film Editor: Charles Rees

Original Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Written by Neville Smith

Produced by Michael Medwin, Albert Finney

Directed by Stephen Frears

At first one thinks it’s a parody, and not a very good one. Then we wonder if Albert Finney is simply taking his Humphrey Bogart imitation out for a walk, as when he
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Britain’s Pubs from Films you can visit

Across the UK there are many pubs that have made a feature in films that you can visit today. Grab yourself a beverage at one of these pubs that may give you a case of déjà vu. The list has been compiled by expert Lpg suppliers to pubs, Flogas:

The Royal Oak

Featured Film: Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Fictional Pub name: Somoan Joe’s

The Royal Oak was known as the Somoan Joe’s pub which was the setting in Lock, Stock & Two Barrels where Rory Breaker (played by Vas Blackwood) caused mayhem after another punter requested that the volume to be turned down on the TV showing a football match.

Watching a football match won’t be as tense at The Royal Oak though, as the establishment is found in the middle of East End’s Columbia Road Flower Market and is the place to find high quality food.
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Pulp

A spoof? A black comedy? Michael Hodges and Michael Caine’s hardboiled ‘foreign intrigue’ comedy lays on the movie references and clever dialogue, going the distance in the arcane, hipster-noir subgenre. Caine is always good in that mode, and Mickey Rooney gets a supporting role that can only be called bizarre.

Pulp

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Arrow Video USA

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date , 2017 / Available from Arrow Video

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Nadia Cassini, Leopoldo Trieste, Al Lettieri, Robert Sacchi, Luciano Pigozzi.

Cinematography: Ousama Rawi

Film Editor: Patrick Downing

Original Music: George Martin

Produced by Michael Klinger

Written and Directed by Mike Hodges

Mickey King writes Pulp, lives Pulp, very soon could be Pulp!

After their success with the brutal, now-classic gangster thriller Get Carter, the ‘three Michaels’ Caine, Hodges and Klinger came up with this precociously spoofy takeoff on cheap pulp mysteries, appropriately titled Pulp. Filmed in sunny Malta,
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‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power

‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power
“People can be good” seems like an oddly basic concept to celebrate, but given current events, “This Is Us” delivered the message audiences needed most Tuesday night: People can be good, and sometimes those people are Sylvester Stallone.

In Episode 3, “Déjà Vu,” the most inspirational action star of all-time guest-starred on TV’s most inspirational series and, well, things got emotional. Stallone was invited to join the series by his “Rocky Balboa” co-star Milo Ventimiglia, who played Rocky Jr. in the 2006 film, so it was doubly fitting to learn that Jack was a die-hard Stallone fan in the series. Clever work, Dan Fogelman.

But how much of the good vibes came from Stallone’s presence and how much came from the writing? Did the presence of a three-time Oscar nominee distract from the series’ central storyline or enhance it? And most importantly, how did viewers feel after each one of Stallone’s scenes?
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“I’m old, not obsolete” – Where did the 80’s Action Heroes go?

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Author: Matt Rodgers

Growing up in the UK’s equivalent of The Shire meant that access to the escapism of video rentals was something as distant as The Misty Mountains. The arrival of a man who looked like Stanley Uris from Stephen King’s It, driving a van that was filled to the rafters with VHS, and which glowed like the Pulp Fiction briefcase when opened, introduced me to a roll-call of the 80s Action Heroes. Monosyllabic men, who quipped their way through bullets and bodies. The first plastic case to cross my sweaty palms featured a muscular fellow, holding a gun, against a colourful heatmap backdrop. It was Predator, and that was a long time ago.

About where things began to change for the real expendables is hard to pinpoint. Why did these one-time box-office giants; Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van-Damme, and to a lesser degree Lundgren, suddenly find their powers diminishing?
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The Magnificent Remake: How and Why Remade Movies Succeed and Fail

Tony Black on remakes, and how and why they success and fail…

Harking back to the days of big stars headlining even bigger films, The Magnificent Seven trailer exploded online this week showcasing the always A-list Denzel Washington alongside, among others, Hollywood’s newest megastar Chris Pratt, in a remake of the legendary 1960’s Yul Brynner headlining Western. It’s just one of a flood of remakes we’ve seen over the last decade, a tide that shows no sign of slowing down with dozens more either about to land, or in production and pre-production. Edward Gardiner here on Flickering Myth recently argued how it’s fine to enjoy remakes of the classic movies we enjoyed as children or younger adults, and while many never recapture the glory of the original they do at least bring great pictures back into the public consciousness. Antoine Fuqua’s take on the Seven
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‘Boyhood’, ‘Grand Budapest’, ‘Lego Movie’ Score Big At 65th Ace Eddie Awards — Complete Winners List

‘Boyhood’, ‘Grand Budapest’, ‘Lego Movie’ Score Big At 65th Ace Eddie Awards — Complete Winners List
Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel took the respective top prizes for drama and comedy tonight at the 65th American Cinema Editors Awards. Oscar snubee The Lego Movie continued to rack up awards-season wins, scoring the trophy for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, while Citizenfour added the Ace Eddie to its winning streak for documentary feature.

The ceremony, hosted by 24 actress Mary Lynn Rajskub at the Beverly Hilton, saw Grand Budapest check in with the upset win over Birdman, which was edited to look like it was shot in a single take and came into the Ace Eddies with strong momentum, having won top honors at both the PGAs and the SAG Awards last weekend. The category had the usual five nominees, but this year’s dramatic feature field was notable for a tie that resulted in six nominees — only the second time the American Cinema Editors has had to
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The strange history of the Die Hard movies

The Die Hard series may be alive and well, but there's a unique story behind the writing of each one…

As any action fanatic will tell you, Die Hard is among the best films of its type ever made. Tautly directed by John McTiernan, deceptively well shot by cinematographer Jan de Bont, and full of charismatic turns from Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, it’s seldom been bettered, even by its sequels.

The key to the first film's success, and the sequels in their best moments, is hero John McClane. Tough, sarcastic but ultimately human and relatable, he cuts a very different figure from the beefed-up, larger-than-life heroes of 1980s and 90s action cinema. When John McClane gets shot or injured, he actually feels pain. It's something we were keenly aware of in the 1988 original, but gradually ebbed away as the Die Hard franchise drifted from thriller territory
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"Cell 213" Beckons...

From Stephen Kay, director of Boogeyman and Stallone’s flat Get Carter remake who went on to directing a plethora of good television, comes Cell 213, a supernatural film about a young, ambitious lawyer who finds himself on the other side of the law when he is incarcerated in the film’s titular cell. Hounded by the brute guard and the otherworldly forces of Good and Evil, a claustrophobic battle for his soul rages.

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Theatre Review: An Evening With Sylvester Stallone

Image: Jonathan Brady/Pa

Featuring: Sylvester Stallone, Jonathan Ross.

Produced by: Rocco Buonvino, Joe Ricotta.

It’s quite a thing sitting in the same room as one of your idols. All sorts of questions go through your mind. What will they be like? Will they live up to your expectation? Will they epitomise the legend you imagined and would like them to be? Will they somehow acknowledge my existence in the world.

After years of seeing them on the screen worshiping the cinematic ground that they walk upon, one worries to think that they may turn out to be the complete opposite; a prize douche, headstrong and egotistic, and nowhere near the god you thought they were. This is dangerous, life-ruining stuff, and not to be taken lightly.

On Saturday evening, I and around 2000 fellow film fans braved the aforementioned trepidations, faced our fear and stepped into one of the West End,
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Jonathan Ross hosting ‘An Evening with Sylvester Stallone’

Jonathan Ross hosting ‘An Evening with Sylvester Stallone’
TV funnyman Jonathan Ross will interview Sylvester Stallone during an eponymous ‘Evening with…’ event in central London. The chat will take place at the London Palladium on Saturday 11 January 2014. Stallone should have no shortage of industry stories, as having been an outspoken heavyweight since breaking out in the ‘70s. From his Oscar-nominated success with Rocky, through his ‘80s action heyday, his notable misfires (Get Carter, anyone?), his credible thesping (serious turns in Copland and Rocky Balboa), to his Expendables...

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Piper Perabo Is Engaged: Report

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Sorry, boys! Covert Affair star Piper Perabo is reportedly engaged to Get Carter director Stephen Kay. “They’re very happy,” a source tells People of Perabo and Kay, who’s a co-executive producer and frequent director on the actress’ USA Network series. The couple have been quietly dating since 2010. Previously, Perabo had been linked to actors Andrew Keegan and...Read more»
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Top 10 Best Sylvester Stallone Movies

"I don't trust anybody, that's how you stay in the game."

At 66, Sylvester Stallone is reaching that age when most action movie stars contemplate retirement or transition into playing kindly grandfathers, grumpy old men, and butlers (no offense, Sir Michael), yet 'Sly' continues to make the kind of movies that made him famous when he was a young man. After surprising everyone but his hardcore fans with the success of his throwback action movies The Expendables 1 & 2, Stallone stumbled a bit with his solo movie Bullet to the Head, but he's got the support of great co-stars in his upcoming action movie The Tomb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the boxing comedy Grudge Match with Robert De Niro, currently in production. The Expendables had a bigger opening weekend than any of Stallone's previous movies, but is it also his best movie? Does Barney Ross deserve a spot alongside John Rambo and Rocky Balboa?
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Stephen Kay Shoots 6 Bullets From Now

Stephen Kay Shoots 6 Bullets From Now
Best known for his TV work on the likes of Sons Of Anarchy and The Shield, director Stephen Kay will next be applying his gritty aesthetic to a bigger canvas. He's signed on to direct the indie Mafia heist thriller 6 Bullets From Now, from a screenplay by Christian Darren.Not to be confused with the direct-to-video Van Damme epic Six Bullets (although Kay did direct the Stallone remake of Get Carter in 2000), 6 Bullets From Now is based on the notorious Pierre Hotel robbery of January 1, 1972."Professional thieves" Samuel Nalo and Robert Comfort enlisted a small team of Mafia goodfellas and contract killers to take advantage of the New Year celebrations at the hotel. Party-goers had left their valuable jewellery in the Pierre's lockboxes, pending return to proper bank vaults when they reopened. With the hotel running a skeleton crew for the holidays, it was therefore a relatively easy target, and
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Stephen Kay Fires "6 Bullets From Now"

Director Stephen Kay ("Sons of Anarchy," "Get Carter") has signed on to helm the indie heist thriller "6 Bullets From Now" at 13th Sign Pictures and Blue Collar Productions.

The film is based on the infamous true story of the robbery of New York City's Pierre Hotel on New Year’s Day 1972.

Five tuxedoed gunmen stole millions in cash and jewels, and it remains to this day the largest hotel robbery in history.

The film's story centers on a man whose life spirals out of control as he masterminds the perfect heist of the hotel vault.

Christian Darren penned the script, which is being done in the tone of a classic 1970s heist film. Tommy Alastra, Joe Mundo, Mark Rowen and Julie Rowen will produce.

Shooting aims to begin in the late Summer in New York City.

Source: THR
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