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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Michael Mann's Thief

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THIEF. THE STORY: Frank ( James Caan ) is a...
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Awfully Good Movies: Tarzan the Ape Man (Video)

Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Director:  John Derek Stars:  Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe The King of the Apes is returning to his rightful throne this weekend in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, so Awfully Good Movies is celebrating by looking at MGM's failed 1981 reboot of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed white ape: TARZAN THE APE MAN, starring...
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Cool Videos: Shot-for-shot remake of the Raiders of the Lost Ark trailer

Most of us can relate to re-enacting scenes from our favourite films in some form or another, be it with toys and models or by going the extra mile and filming a complete re-enactment. That was the case of three 11-year old boys from Mississippi who set out to produce a shot-for-shot adaption of Steven Spielberg 's classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Over the course of seven years,...
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Get Hard's Etan Cohen to write & direct Warner Bros.' Cannonball Run

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to THE CANNONBALL RUN franchise, and has set Etan Cohen to write and direct a new take on the film series. The studio isn’t describing this as a remake of the original Burt Reynolds movie from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham , but rather a relaunch based on the famous Cannonball Baker...
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Escape From New York remake lands Luther creator to write screenplay

We've known an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake was coming for awhile. 20th Century Fox has been high on getting this project off the ground, and, as we all know, when a studio really wants to do something, come hell or high water, they're making it happen. The key though isn't whether or not it's done at all; it's whether or not it's done well. And today Fox took a nice step in the right...
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FX legend and Oscar winner Rick Baker is retiring from the movie business

As Hollywood moves more and more towards CGI for all special effects needs, the use of practical make-up and animatronics has become as out-dated as cassette tapes and video stores. While directors like J.J. Abrams champion the practical for movies like STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, the prevalence of digital continues to hammer the nail in the traditional FX coffin. With that being...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Harrison Ford

Last week , we took at the look at the long, storied career of one of the great icons of the twentieth century, Leonard Nimoy , aka Spock. This week we look at another icon who's escape from a dangerous plane crash this week has his millions upon millions of fans breathing a sigh of relief... Harrison Ford It's scary to think about how close we came to...
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Exclusive: Catch up on our Cool Videos Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospectives!

This weekend the 87th Academy Awards will take place, adding a new Best Picture to the ranks and continuing the tradition of Hollywood awarding the films it finds to be best amongst its peers. Throughout the years we've seen some truly deserving films walk away with the prestige of the Best Picture trophy, while some sneak up and steal that shit out of thin air. This year we...
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Escape From New York remake lands at Fox; John Carpenter creatively involved

After a tortured history of rights changing and many scripts being passed on, the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake is finally moving forward at 20th Century Fox. The last news we shared surrounding the project, Charlie Hunnam (PACIFIC RIM, Sons of Anarchy), Jon Bernthal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (THE GUEST, Downton Abbey) were the front runners...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective - 1982

In this new series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for...
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I Want That: Raiders of the Lost Ark-themed melting Nazi candle

As we approach the Christmas shopping season, there are certain people that are almost impossible to find gifts for. Movie fans are usually easy since you can just pick a piece of memorabilia or a new Blu-ray, but for those truly special people in your life, there is this candle molded after Ernst Toht. You may know him better as the Melting Nazi from the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK....
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Script for the next Halloween film is almost complete

The month of October is nearing its apex with Halloween right around the corner (next Friday folks)! In celebration of that fact, a screening of John Carpenter 's classic film was done at the Universal Citywalk in Orlando. In attendance were Mike Aiello, the creative director of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, and Malek Akkad, current producer of the HALLOWEEN series. The two...
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