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The Hateful Eight

Did Quentin Tarantino stumble this time out? His tale of western killers sharing a snowbound cabin builds almost zero suspense, and the verbal excess and violent grossness lack Tarantino's usual clever, wickedly funny edge. And 70mm cooped up in a dim interior? It's A Long Day's Journey into Lincoln Logs. Totally dig Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ennio Morricone, though. The Hateful Eight Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Anchor Bay / Weinstein 2015 / Color / 2.76 widescreen (Ultra Panavision 70) / 187 min. / Street Date March 29, 2016 / 39.99 Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, Lee Horsley, Gene Jones, Channing Tatum. Cinematography Robert Richardson Film Editor Fred Raskin Original Music Ennio Morricone Production Design Yohei Taneda Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Quentin Tarantino's opening title sequence card announces
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A First Look At 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2'

A First Look At 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2'
This past Thursday afternoon, Sony Animation unveiled some early unfinished footage of its upcoming release, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" (opening on September 27). "Cloudy 2" is, of course, the sequel to the 2009 hit film that was loosely based on the popular book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Sadly, we can't just show you the footage, but we can tell you about it! (Which, misleading exclamation point aside, is admittedly a disappointment. We will do our best.)

If you have children, prepare to purchase them the toy replicas of something called "foodimals."

If you remember the first movie, our hero, Flint (Bill Hader), invented a machine that turns water into food. This eventually created quite the disaster on the island of Swallow Falls. In the sequel -- which picks up 60 seconds after the first one ends -- the island is evacuated of human beings and is later replaced by hybrid food/animal creatures,
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Running the Asylum: An Adventure in Continuity with “Criminally Insane”

There’s kind of a thing with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Doesn’t it always seem like when Tim Burton sits down to make a movie, Johnny Depp plays a main character? There was a similar bond between director Nick Millard and Priscilla Alden. In this instance, Priscilla Alden—who opened up Millard’s alteration from softcore porn to horror cinema with the 1975 Criminally Insane—appears in many, many Millard films. She’s not alone. There are a bunch of other actors—only about four or five others, really—who appear constantly in every single horror movie Millard made up until Death Nurse 2 in 1988. To some, the fact that so few different actors just shows that Millard was a lazy filmmaker who didn’t have any friends. And to me, it shows that there’s something else: continuity. A shared universe. Something that goes beyond just one or
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New York Comic Con In Photos: The Best In Costumes

New York Comic Con is in full swing in midtown Manhattan, and while it's a smaller event than its sister Con in San Diego, it's still packed full of people in some of the most elaborate costumes you'll ever see. I deeply regret missing the chance to photograph the spot-on Mister T, who barreled through the crowd carrying a giant hammer shouting "Get outta my way, or you're gonna get pitied!" But I think I made up for it with the photos you'll see in the gallery below, which includes people dressed as Marty McFly, Ramona Flowers, Captain America, Daniel Craig's character in Cowboys & Aliens, Thor, Ron Burgundy, and much much more. My favorites include the tiniest Thor and of course Marty McFly, which is the only cosplay costume I've ever truly envied. Take a look in the gallery below, and keep checking back, as I'll be updating it
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Uta (1969)

Vampirism—an all-too-real affliction, driving people to feast on human blood. It sounds horrific, but it gets worse. There’s a type of vampirism called exploitation—an unsettling but sometimes pleasing meal of domination over the weaker, though not just that; the filmic record of human pleasure on the subject of domination. The mere word “domination” is exploitative, because we’ve tied it to human sexuality. Domination is one of the keywords of exploitation and exploitation is vampirism. Vampirism is horrific. And thus we have Uta—a film from born-again horror director Nick Millard, from his sleazy sexploitation days. A film that shows the director at his lowest in the days before he reached his highest—when his highest was the eerie mind-screw known as Criminally Insane. But more on that later…

Uta is one of those prostitutes that you joke about who isn’t doing it to go through college.
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This Week on DVD: The Adjustment Bureau, Unknown, Louie: Season 1

It's a chance to catch up on more forgettable February flicks with this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases, although in this case they at least have some decent talent involved. Major releases hitting stores this week include Unknown starring Liam Neeson, The Eagle starring Channing Tatum and The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. We've also got indie festival hits Cedar Rapids, Ceremony and Happythankyoumoreplease, plus a Criterion release of Robert Aldrich's classic film noir Kiss Me Deadly. On the small screen, it's the long-awaited release of the first season of Louis Ck's FX series Louie, plus the '80s animated series Mister T! What will you be buying or renting this week? Check out all the noteworthy releases after the jump. Amazon.com Widgets

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Chuck Norris Karate Commandos Finally!

Bless you WB for sending me this Chuck Norris Karate Commandos cartoon set, curse you for not sending The Mister T: The Complete First Season yet (comes out June 24). This is unintentional comedy gold folks. Trust me. You want this. You get the entire massive run of five episodes on one disc. Sadly the only thing that's missing is a commentary track. This is part of the steadily growing Hanna Barbera Classic Collection. Live-Action Chuck Norris introduces each episode but thankfully that's all the Lacn you get. Toning Chuck down into animated form ensures your TV won't explode during any of the fight scenes. Buy It Now ...
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Exclusive: Mister T: The Complete First Season DVD Clip

Exclusive: Mister T: The Complete First Season DVD Clip
We have a brand new exclusive clip from Mister T: The Complete First Season, which is now available through the Warner Archive collection. Click on the video player below, which features an animated Mr. T coming to the rescue of a woman and two children from a pack of wild animals.

Click to watch Exclusive: What Are You Waiting For?!

You can clickHere for information on how to order this new two-disc DVD set from Warner Archive.

Remember back to a time when the coolest guy around had a Mohawk, gold chains, charisma to spare - and his own Saturday morning cartoon series. You're no fool. You know we're talking about the one and only Mr. T. In the 13 awesome and A-ok episodes in this terrific 2-disc collection, Mr. T coaches a team of teen gymnasts. Their star-spangled bus transports them to gymnastic competitions in exotic locations and along
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Financing Has Collapsed on Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote; Is Interested in Making 3D Time Bandits

Financing Has Collapsed on Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote; Is Interested in Making 3D Time Bandits
Financing on Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has fallen through. The director tells Variety, “The financing collapsed about a month and a half ago.” However, Gilliam hasn’t given up on the project as he goes on to say, “Robert Duvall is Quixote, Ewan McGregor is also there, and we are looking for new financing right now.” Gilliam’s previous attempt to make the film fell apart in a very public way as it was documented in the 2002 film Lost in La Mancha. Mister T’s Movie Click [via The Playlist] adds that filming probably won’t begin until at least September 2011 due to Gilliam’s commitment to to a production of Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust” at the English National Opera in London next year.

Hit the jump for what else Gilliam may have going on in the future (or the past).

Mister T’s also reports
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Batman Review | 80s Movie Marathon

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When Dustin informed me of Pajiba's films of the 1980s retrospective, I was a little ambivalent to write on one of the first films I remember seeing theaters, Tim Burton's Batman (1989; I think the honor for the first film I saw in a theater was Who Framed Roger Rabbit). First, Burton's iconic film has been a defining element of our culture, inspiring a glut of thoughtful, scholarly analysis (two of my favorite texts are the anthology The Many Lives of Batman and Will Brooker's Batman Unmasked); how can one approach the film with a fresh perspective? Secondly, I've been living and breathing comic books for years now, particularly Batman titles, so I was a little burned out when it came to thinking and writing about the film. Thanks a lot, Christopher Nolan! Yet, I realized that my runner-up title, the seldom seen but incredibly funny Ruthless People (1986), didn't quite do the retrospective justice.
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Win a Collection of 1980's Saturday Morning Cartoons on DVD!

Remember when it was cool to spend Saturday mornings as a comfy little couch potato? If you're a child of the '80s then you likely watched shows like Tex Avery's Kwicky Koala Show, Martin Short's zany Ed Grimley, and The Flintstones Kids featuring adolescent versions of Fred and Barney.

If so and you want to recapture your childhood days, there's a new DVD set that's just for you. This two-disc set contains episodes of Goldie Gold and Action Jack, Chuck Norris: Karate Commandos, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, The Flintstone Kids, Mister T, Kwicky Koala, Dragon’s Lair, Thundarr the Barbarian, The Biskitts, Galtar and the Golden Lance, and Monchhichis.

A featurette on the history of Thundarr the Barbarian, called " Lords of Light" is also included. You can purchase "Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, Vol. 1" for $20.49 from Amazon. You can
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Warner Bros. Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980’s DVD Review

It’s amazing how with one DVD collection my mind can flashback to all the forgotten memories of 80’s cartoons that I had long since forgotten. Everyone remembers Thundercats, Transformers, Gijoe, and He-Man; but how many of you remember that Chuck Norris had a cartoon or Mr. T or that there was a whole Flintstone spin-off about Fred and Barney as kids? I had completely blocked all these gloriously goofy episodes of obscure cartoon nostalgia from my brain, until I popped this DVD collection in. Some of the cartoons still hold up after all these years, while others are a bit painful to watch as an adult. Which ones? Guess you’ll have to read more…

What cartoons are in this collection? Let’s get into that first. This set includes: Goldie Gold and Action Jack, Chuck Norris: Karate Commandos, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, The Flintstone Kids,
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Weekend Shopping Guide 5/7/10: Big Blue Bridges

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

(Please support Fred by using the links below to make any impulse purchases - it helps to keep us going…)

The epic films of David Lean are an essential part of any cinematic library, and the first to make the transition to high definition is the sweeping Doctor Zhivago (Warner Bros., Rated PG-13, Blu-Ray-$35.99 Srp), and it looks and sounds absolutely incredible. Just to add icing to the cake, it’s packed with bonus materials, including an audio commentary, a new retrospective, a making-of documentary, vintage featurettes and interviews,
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Will Moviegoers Marvel at Unknown Jack Kirby Creations?

Will Moviegoers Marvel at Unknown Jack Kirby Creations?
You can ask anyone on the street about Fantastic Four, Hulk, or the X-Men, and they'll know exactly who you're talking about. People who don't even read comics have known these Marvel characters for decades, before any of them got their own movie, through the sheer visibility of Marvel's high-profile in the licensing world. Now, ask those same people about DC Comics' The Demon, Mister Miracle, or the New Gods, and watch them stare at you blankly.

They're all creations from artist Jack Kirby, but there was some great creative alchemy at work when the man was paired with Marvel's main man, writer Stan Lee. Biographers and comic historians have painted Lee as a opportunistic glory hound, but the reality is that Kirby and Lee produced the best work of their respective careers as collaborators. Lee keeps trotting out tired hero concepts to this very day, while Kirby's solo
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Mister T Pities the Fool that Wants Him to do an A-Team Cameo

According to Mister T himself, don’t expect to see a T cameo in Joe Carnahan’s upcoming “A-Team” feature film. Mind you, it’s not about the money, or so the jewel-encrusted one tells Latino Review during a visit to the gym. Yes, Mister T still goes to the gym. What, you think those muscles grow overnight? As to the cameo, Mister T just doesn’t, well, see the point. He said it wasn’t about money, because he turned down the chance to appear in the film before that was even discussed. He said it just wouldn’t be right for him to be in it. If his B.A. isn’t the main guy, then why do it? What’s wrong with the film that they need him to make a cameo? Plus they would market the film with him being in it, and he didn’t
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Actor Tim Rooney Dies

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Actor and voiceover artist Tim Rooney, son of Mickey Rooney, has died. He was 59. Rooney died on September 23 in Hemet, California after a five-year battle with the muscle disease dermatomyositis. He was the second son of the veteran actor and his wife, singer Betty Jane Rase, who performed as BJ Baker. As a child, Rooney had polio, which left him paralyzed for two years, but he eventually recovered. He was chosen as one of the original Mouseketeers for the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955, but never appeared on the show after being fired after getting into mischief in the Disney paint shop. His later career included parts in Riot On Sunset Strip and Village Of The Giants. He appeared on TV shows including Dragnet, Bewitched, Petticoat Junction and Gidget and did voiceover work for cartoons including The Jetsons and Mr. T.

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