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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Did Director Richard Lester Do A Cameo In The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night"? (1964) (video)




When the Beatles made their first film, American director Richard Lester was hired.

He had earlier directed "The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film", a Beatles favorite.
Lester gave their film the same sense of nonsensical, wildly satirical fun.

But did he give himself a cameo appearance in it, as some directors do?

Yes...but not intentionally.

During the final extended concert sequence, Lester was caught on camera...
...just barely.

It's not much, but he did manage a tiny bit of screen immortality. 


(Two songs removed for copyright reasons.)
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Major Martial Arts Action Event From Well Go USA -- "TRIPLE THREAT" Trailer Out Today (See It HERE!)




Well Go USA Entertainment presents the official trailer & poster for TRIPLE THREAT

In Wide Release for One Night Only Tuesday, March 19 

In Select Theaters and VOD Friday, March 22 

   
A down-and-out team of mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill their target: a billionaire’s daughter intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate.

This breakneck thriller teams over half a dozen of the world’s biggest action stars for the martial arts event film of the year.


WATCH THE TRAILER:
 



Director: Jesse V. Johnson

Cast: Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Celina Jade, Michael Bisping, Michael Jai White & Scott Adkins

Writers: Joey O’Bryan and Paul Staheli
Producers: Mike Selby, Ying Ye, Gary Hamilton & Mike Gabrawy
Distributor: Well Go USA Entertainment

Theatrical Release Date (150+ screens): Tuesday, March 19
DVD/VOD Release Date: Friday, March 22



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Shatner Does Own Stunts In Wild West Saloon Brawl! ("White Comanche", 1968) (video)




Half-breed Johnny Moon (William Shatner) is mistaken for his evil twin brother, Notah.

In the fierce saloon brawl that follows...

...Shatner appears to be doing all of his own stunts.

Read our review of the movie here.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Little Girl Who Met Frankenstein's Monster Twice: Marilyn Harris (video)




In "Frankenstein" (1931), Marilyn Harris plays Maria.

One day while playing, she encounters the Monster.

They have a very pleasant time together, until...

...the Monster mistakenly thinks she can float like a flower.

In "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), Marilyn meets the Monster again.

But this time, her reaction is very different.


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"21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARANTINO" -- Director Tara Wood Reclaims Rights to Authorized Docu from Weinstein Co., Seeking New Distributor




AUTHORIZED TARANTINO DOC FREED FROM WEINSTEIN WRECKAGE

"21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARANTINO"

Conclusion of Year-Long Legal Battle Restores Rights to Wood Entertainment, Currently Seeking New Distribution

Los Angeles, CA February 14, 2019—Director Tara Wood has successfully reclaimed the rights to the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary feature, “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino”. The film, a celebration of Tarantino’s works-to-date, looks at the passion behind the worldwide box office dominator. The lightening rod that is Tarantino’s career illuminates the discussion of changes in the industry.

In 2017, Wood, co-director of 2014’s acclaimed “21 Years: Richard Linklater”, asked The Weinstein Co. to release the documentary following the onslaught of sexual harassment allegations against company founder Harvey Weinstein. “TWC should respectfully release us from our deal,” Wood said in a statement at the time, “To allow the project to be handled with the care and consideration it, Mr. Tarantino, and all the participants deserve.” The company refused, and Wood embarked on a prolonged legal battle.


Now, Wood is proud to announce that the film has returned to the creative team at Wood Entertainment, and is ready to find the right home for distribution.

“We are thrilled, and eager to conduct our final interviews and complete the documentary, free from Harvey Weinstein and his complicit cohorts” said Wood last week. “We look forward to finding a new distribution partner, timed with the July 2019 release of Quentin’s next film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.”

Quentin Tarantino’s career is unmatched in its wellspring of talent and the diversity of subjects in his eight films to date. In the trendsetting RESERVOIR DOGS and the ground-breaking PULP FICTION, Tarantino revolutionized the status quo. He reworked genre and celebrated badass women in films like JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL and the gasoline-charged DEATH PROOF. He took on issues of race in America in DJANGO UNCHAINED and boldly rewrote history in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, leaving us snowbound in the ultimate “who done it” murder mystery, THE HATEFUL 8. His films reap as much controversy as they do accolades. The documentary coincides with the end of an era – the collaboration of Tarantino with the now disgraced Harvey Weinstein.

Longtime staple Tarantino collaborators speak to the essence of his passion and the success of his career: Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Zoë Bell, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Kurt Russell, Louis Black, Richard Gladstein, Scott Speigel, and Stacey Sher.

Wood concluded, “This project has always been in honor of Mr. Tarantino's career, and as a woman, creator and protector of that vision, I am grateful to have it back in caring, respectful hands.”

21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARANTINO
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Language:English
Year: 2019
Status: Post Production
Production Co.: Wood Entertainment

Featuring:
Zoë Bell
Louis Black
Robert Forster
Jamie Foxx
Richard Gladstein
Samuel L. Jackson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Diane Kruger
Lucy Liu
Michael Madsen
Tim Roth
Eli Roth
Kurt Russell
Stacey Sher
Scott Speigel
Christoph Waltz

Directed by: Tara Wood
Produced by: Tara Wood, Jake Zortman
Executive Produced by: Veronica “Riki” Rushing, Robert C. McGirr,
Lorraine Lamb
Cinematography by: Jake Zortman
Edited by: May Kuckro, Eric Myerson, Jeremy Ward



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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

First Photos Revealed - "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" in Theaters March 15




Three of the first officially-released images from "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" 

All-new film coming to theaters on March 15 from Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56



After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights.  But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference.

Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion.  Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature?  Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge?

Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!


The three images depict the following (click to enlarge):

- Nancy Drew 1: (r to l) In "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase," Nancy (Sophia Lillis, second from right) is aided in her youthful sleuthing by her pals (L-R) Helen (Laura Slade Wiggins), George (Zoë Renee) and Bess (Mackenzie Graham).

- Nancy Drew 2: In "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase," Nancy's extracurricular sleuthing gets her in trouble with the law -- and sentenced to custodial duties as community service. In this scene, Nancy (Sophia Lillis) and her friend Helen (Laura Slade Wiggins) are confronted by Sheriff Marchbanks (Jay DeVon Johnson).

- Nancy Drew 3: In "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase," Nancy (Sophia Lillis) and Helen (Laura Slade Wiggins) must investigate the strange goings-on within Helen's aunt's haunted house.


Photo credit: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
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Very Risque' Swimming Scene In "Valley Of The Dragons" (1961) (video)




In this Jules Verne adaptation, two 19th-century men find themselves in prehistoric times...

...thanks to lots of stock footage from "One Million B.C." and other movies.

Each man eventually finds his own love interest.

Cesare Danova's is Playboy centerfold Joan Staley...

...who would later play Don Knotts' girlfriend in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1966).

Joan and Cesare share a swim which, at times, is quite revealing.

For a kid-friendly dinosaur movie, the scene is startlingly mature.

It's the sort of thing that would have boys in 1961 coming back for repeat viewings.


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

First Trailer For "TERROR IN THE SKIES" Takes Flight From Small Town Monsters




Small Town Monsters Launches First Trailer for "Terror in the Skies"

Documentary of Encounters with Winged Creatures Across the Prairie State

Production Company Announces Plans for 2019 Slate

Los Angeles, CA -- Small Town Monsters has released the first trailer for Terror in the Skies and outlined their plans for 2019.  Director Seth Breedlove explores hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the land of Lincoln. From Alton's man-eating Piasa Bird legends to recent sightings in Chicago of a creature said to resemble Point Pleasant, West Virginia's infamous Mothman, Terror in the Skies unlocks a centuries-old mystery.

The first trailer for Terror in the Skies promises to open viewers' minds to the possibility that such a thing could exist by way of believable witnesses and fascinating photographic, video and audio evidence. Small Town Monsters made waves in 2017 with their documentary The Mothman of Point Pleasant, which Terror in the Skies acts as a "spiritual sequel" to and one that will be concluded in 2020 by the final film in their Mothman trilogy, The Mothman Legacy.

WATCH THE TRAILER:


Small Town Monsters is funding Terror in the Skies, as well as a second film (MOMO: The Missouri Monster) through a Kickstarter campaign launching this week and running through March 9th. The campaign offers backers the opportunity to have their names added to the credits of the films, or have the chance to appear on-camera, alongside posters, apparel, DVD copies of the films and more.

Journey to the heartland of the Midwest in this new documentary which offers an in-depth look at an ongoing phenomenon.  Director Seth Breedlove contacted numerous witnesses and investigators who claim to have seen massive beings in the sky as recently as last year. One of the most recent, and popular stories in recent years has been an ongoing wave of sightings of a red-eyed, shapeless creature dubbed "the Chicago Mothman".


Terror in the Skies is narrated by author, musician and television personality Lyle Blackburn. It is co-written by Seth Breedlove and Mark Matzke, with cinematography by Zac Palmisano, an original score by Brandon Dalo, and sound design by Jason Utes.

SRV Films and Santino Vitale are handling VFX and the film contains original illustrations by Matt Harris and Brian Serway. The film is produced by Seth and Adrienne Breedlove. Authors Loren Coleman and Troy Taylor are featured alongside numerous others.


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John Wayne's Coolest Scenes #24: Taller, "The War Wagon" (1967) (video)





Taw Jackson (John Wayne) has a price on his head.

Hired guns Bruce Dern and Chuck Roberson are aiming to collect.

But Taw and his friend Lomax (Kirk Douglas) have other ideas.


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