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New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Columbia Classics Collection’, ‘Gladiator’ 4K, ‘Braveheart’ 4K

In the words of the Mama Mia! sequel: here we go again. It’s time for another Blu-ray round-up, and this week’s titles are what I’d call “specialty titles.” None of these are new movies – but they’re all new releases. These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week. Columbia Classics Collection The Columbia Classics Collection is a jaw-dropping new box set that has an odd assortment of films, all of which are in 4K, and all of which are wort...
Tags: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Washington, India, Features, Dreamworks, Madonna, Russell Crowe, Kubrick, Mel Gibson, Mia, Tom Cruise, Smith, Ridley Scott, Ben Kingsley


10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp

10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp ComingSoon.net recently took advantage of the movie app Midnight Pulp, and found a whole slew of wonderfully strange genre fare for some of our more adventurous readers out there. Check out our list of 10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCook...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, China, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Moscow, Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, Alice, Howard, Kay, Ken, Charlie, George C Scott


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ is an Excellent Jimmy Stewart Courtroom Mystery

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Anatomy of a Murder Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel The Pitch: A folksy former district attorney takes the case of a U.S. Army lieutenant who admits to killing a man. But was the killing justifiable? Why It’s Essential Viewing: Twenty years after Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jimmy Stewart took on another monolog...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Washington, America, Features, Tom Hanks, Philadelphia, Smith, Patrick Swayze, Saul Bass, Stewart, U S Army, Duke Ellington, George C Scott, Jimmy Stewart, Road House


From ‘Patton’ to ‘1917’: The 20 Best War Movies of the Last Half-Century

War is hell but it sometimes provides the backdrop for great movies. The recent Blu-ray release of 1917, followed by  the 50th anniversary, this week, of the Oscar-winning Patton, starring George C. Scott,  is as good an excuse as any for cinephiles to hunker down in the trenches of an impromptu war movie marathon (especially if you’re stuck at home right now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic). With that in mind, here’s a mission for you, soldier: work your way through this chronolog...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Berlin, War, Features, Fox, Oliver Stone, Winston Churchill, Smokey Robinson, Va, American Sniper, Cambodia, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, John Wayne


Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection Coming to Shelves in June!

Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection coming to shelves in June! Columbia Pictures has announced a special collection of six of its iconic films, the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection, which will see six films coming to 4K UHD for the first time, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia and more! RELATED: Scream Factory Unveils New Titles, Including The Evil of Frankenstein! The collector’s set, which also features Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Worrying and Lo...
Tags: Video, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Washington, India, Orson Welles, Washington Dc, Oscar, Madonna, Stanley Kubrick, Ussr, Air Force, Renée Zellweger, Tom Cruise, Smith, Dvd


The Best Scene in ‘The Exorcist III’ Makes a Strong Case for Jump Scares

(Welcome to  Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: An iconic scene from The Exorcist III single handily proves the merit of the jump scare.) The jump scare gets a bad rap. One of horror’s most oft-used tools is the equivalent of a cinematic magic trick, an artform of misdirection to create an abrupt fear response. There’s nothing like a perfectly executed jump scare to make your heart skip a beat. Yet, like most tools, relyi...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Georgetown, Dyer, George C Scott, Regan, Scott Wilson, Damien Karras Jason Miller, William Peter Blatty, Brad Dourif, Karras, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Exorcist III, Blatty, Kinderman


‘Cus and Mike’ Casts Anthony Hopkins as Mike Tyson’s Trainer

Anthony Hopkins is going to train Mike Tyson…sort of. Hopkins is set to play Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus and Mike, a new film about Tyson’s meteoric rise, directed by Nick Cassavetes. D’Amato adopted Tyson after the boxer’s mother died and then trained him over the next few years. Both Martin Scorsese and Bruce Willis were both attempting to get a film about D’Amato made in the past, and D’Amato was portrayed by George C. Scott in the HBO movie Tyson. Deadline has the news about Antho...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Mike Tyson, True Story, Anthony, Anthony-Hopkins, Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Martin Scorsese, Mike, George C Scott, Evander Holyfield, Tyson, Amato, D'Amato


50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘The Exorcist III’ is Almost as Good as the Original ‘Exorcist’ (Seriously)

Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: The Exorcist III (1990). The Exorcist III Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video Sub-Genre: Horror sequel whose very existence makes you think, “Wow, I bet that’s bad!”, but is, in fact, great Best Setting to Watch It In: While tumbling down a steep set of steps in Georgetown How Scary Is It?: This film features th...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Features, Miller, Georgetown, George C Scott, Damien Karras Jason Miller, William Peter Blatty, William Friedkin, Brad Dourif, Karras, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, Lee J Cobb, Dourif


Sherlock Holmes in the Movies: Ranking 70 Feature-Length Films Starring the Iconic Detective [Part Two]

(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part two of his investigation. Part one can be read right here.) Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinati...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Scotland, New York City, Peter Cushing, Edgar Allan Poe, Basil Rathbone, San Francisco, Bbc, Features, Rupert Everett, Watson, Martin Freeman, Sherlock-Holmes


These are the 12 weirdest Oscar moments

The weirdest thing to ever happen on stage at the Academy Awards was a huge mistake, and it’s hard to imagine it will ever be topped. What could be bigger, after all, than announcing the wrong movie as the winner of the Oscar for best picture? Boo-boos don’t get any bigger than that, and the screams and hollers that erupted in 2017 inside the Kodak Theatre and homes around the world were entirely justified. The cast and creators of “La La Land” got to enjoy their Oscar for roughly 2 minutes and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel, South Park, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Joan Rivers, Oscar, Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Angelina Jolie


Hidden Streams: Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, and Other Streaming Gems

(Welcome to Hidden Streams , a column focused on the best older movies available to stream on your favorite services, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.) The death of FilmStruck might make it harder for cinephiles to dig those older hidden gems out of the overwhelming piles of streaming titles. From lesser-known classics to cult favorites, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the best older films you can stream on the various platforms. In this edition of Hidden Streams, yo...
Tags: Amazon, England, Texas, Movies, Abc, California, Features, David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder, Quentin Tarantino, Seattle, Jay, Denver, Antoine, Alice, Bell


Now Stream This: ‘Annihilation’, ‘Hereditary’, ‘Leave No Trace’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘The Changeling’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Welcome to 2019! It’s time to stream more movies! In the latest edition of Now Stream This, I bring you the chance to stream three of last year’s best films. In addition to that, there’s a ghost story with George C. Scott, a heist flick with Walter Matthau, a fun Indiana Jones knock-off, an underrated biopic, and more. These are the best movies str...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Steve Jobs, Horror, Sci-fi, America, Walter Matthau, Netflix, Brian Cox, Danny Boyle, Seth Rogen


No one has the details of why Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn was arrested — but here are the main theories

Carlos Ghosn, the architect of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested in Japan last week. Nissan alleged that he had engaged in years of financial misconduct. He has yet to be charged. Ghosn is an auto-industry legend, and if he falls, it would the most spectacular demise in the history of the car business. Last week, the auto industry was rocked to its core when legendary executive Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan. Ghosn, 64, was chairman and CEO of Renault, chairman of Nissa...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Elon Musk, France, US, Trends, Tesla, Volkswagen, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Kelly, Ghosn, Renault Nissan


These 19 Movies Are Incredibly Scary & Gore-Free

When Halloween movie marathons roll around every October, we have to wonder: When did gratuitous gore become the norm for scary movies? How did carnage get conflated with creepy? And what exactly is it about blood and guts that's supposed to be so terrifying, anyway?We decided to dig up the most frightening gore-free films we could find. And you know what we discovered? When you strip away shock-value violence from the genre, an impressive trove of genuinely well-made fright-fests remain. Thes...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Wtf, Maryland, Nicole Kidman, Ifc, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Gibson, Seattle, Leigh Whannell, Michael Haneke, Naomi Watts


These 18 Movies Are Incredibly Scary & Gore-Free

When Halloween movie marathons roll around every October, we have to wonder: When did gratuitous gore become the norm for scary movies? How did carnage get conflated with creepy? And what exactly is it about blood and guts that's supposed to be so terrifying, anyway?We decided to dig up the most frightening gore-free films we could find. And you know what we discovered? When you strip away shock-value violence from the genre, an impressive trove of genuinely well-made fright-fests remain. These...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Wtf, Maryland, Nicole Kidman, Ifc, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Gibson, Seattle, Leigh Whannell, Michael Haneke, Naomi Watts


These 17 Movies Are Incredibly Scary & Gore-Free

When Halloween movie marathons roll around every October, we have to wonder: When did gratuitous gore become the norm for scary movies? How did carnage get conflated with creepy? And what exactly is it about blood and guts that's supposed to be so terrifying, anyway?We decided to dig up the most frightening gore-free films we could find. And you know what we discovered? When you strip away shock-value violence from the genre, an impressive trove of genuinely well-made fright-fests remain. These...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Wtf, Maryland, Nicole Kidman, Ifc, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Gibson, Seattle, Leigh Whannell, Michael Haneke, Naomi Watts


How Grand Admiral Thrawn Echoes the 1970 Classic ‘Patton’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired George Lucas’ iconic universe. In this edition: Patton.) General George S. Patton once said, “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” And one thing I’m not cynical about is movies, particularly the old classics. The movie about the American general’s life, Patton, is one such classic. Released in 1970 and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton came from a scr...
Tags: Europe, Star-Wars, Movies, Germany, Africa, Features, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Imperial, Ezra, George C Scott, Patton, Hoth, Timothy Zahn, George S Patton


The Changeling Blu-ray Brings the Classic Horror Thriller Home

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Changeling Blu-ray brings the classic horror thriller Home On August 7, Severin Films is bringing the film that Martin Scorsese calls “one of the scariest movies ever made” to disc. Peter Medak’s classic ghost story The Changeling has been out of circulation for years on home video, but is now looking better than ever in a new HD transfer created from a 4K scan of the inter-positive film element. Check out more The Changeling Blu-ray details below along with a new trai...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Manhattan, Dvd, Martin Scorsese, Scott, George C Scott, Severin, Reuben, Movie News, Peter Medak, Melvyn Douglas, Severin Films, Mick Garris, Trish Van Devere, The-changeling


The Best Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen That Were Directed By Actors

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition we take a look at some lesser-known movies directed by actors.) The big film hitting screens this weekend is a horror film starring and directed by John Krasinski, and while A Quiet Place is neither the first nor the last movie to be directed by an actor it’s definitely the most recent. The joke about actors wanting to direct is...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Movies, Features, Marlon Brando, Stanley Kubrick, Angelina Jolie, Al Pacino, Stella, Rio, Saul Bass, John Krasinski, Scott, Dan, Jim, Lancaster


Illyria - Offering Much, But Not Telling Enough

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The birth pangs of the New York Shakespeare Festival, particularly its conflicts with the New York City Parks Department and city planner Robert Moses are the stuff of theatre legend. Playwright Richard Nelson using those events as the source material for his rather meandering play Illyria , at the Public Theater. Taking place between April and August of 1958, the story centers around Joe Papp (John Magaro), founder of the Festival, and a man who expects and...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Lafayette, Lincoln Center, Shakespeare, Nelson, Stuart, Joe, Sanders, West Side, Peggy, George C Scott, Merle, Joseph Papp, New York City Parks Department, Robert Moses


Remembering 1981’s Night School (Part Two)

Night School: Actor Drew Snyder remembers making 1981 Female-centric slasher saga Part Two (read Part One here): 1981 was an excellent and diverse year for horror – many classic favorites popped up and provided audiences with scares whilst impressing critics. Some of these films called upon past movie monster tropes such as an outing for werewolves with The Howling, Wolfen and An American Werewolf in London, some delivered a visceral onslaught of terror such as The Evil Dead and The Beyond, w...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Stephen Colbert, California, Horror, New York City, America, Spain, Fbi, Philippines, House, Broadway, Beverly Hills


‘Rocky’ and ‘The Karate Kid’ Director John G. Avildsen Has Died at 81

After delivering two of the most iconic sports movies of all time, the Best Picture winning Rocky and the 1980s classic The Karate Kid, director John G. Avildsen has passed away at age 81. We remember the filmmaker’s career and contributions to cinema below. News of John G. Avildsen dead was confirmed by his son Anthony Avildsen, revealing to The Associated Press that the director had lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Anthony Avildsen said, “He was a pretty extraordinary man in my estim...
Tags: Death, Movies, Associated Press, Morgan Freeman, Sylvester Stallone, Academy, Burt Reynolds, Jack Lemmon, Joe, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sarandon, Rocky, Variety, George C Scott, Peter Boyle, DGA


John Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director Of 'Rocky,' Dead At 81

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RIP John G. Avildsen, Dead at 81

RIP John G. Avildsen, Academy Award winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid Today sees the tragic passing of Academy Award winner John G. Avildsen. According to Variety, the Rocky and The Karate Kid helmer has passed away at age 81, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his four children. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, John G. Avildsen launches his Hollywood career as an assistant to directors Arthur Penn and Otto Preminger (themselves both three-time Oscar nominees)....
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Oscar, Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman, Jack Lemmon, Joe, Roberts, George C Scott, Peter Boyle, John Belushi, Jean Claude Van Damme, Lemmon, Inferno, Otto Preminger, Pat Morita


The Hearse Blu-ray Review

The Hearse: George Bowers’ effective 1980 haunted house thriller gets the Vinegar Syndrome treatment What a thrill to get my macabre mitts on Vinegar Syndrome‘s new Blu-ray Combo Pack release of George Bowers’ Crown International potboiler The Hearse, a late night television staple that I previously celebrated here. The modestly budgeted, haunted house thriller was famously called out by Roger Ebert for being a “garage sale” horror film, as it shamelessly cobbled and cribs its identity from t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Roger Ebert, Johnny Depp, Dvd, Damien, PAUL, George C Scott, Jane, Bowers, Blackford, Blu-Ray Releases, Peter Medak, George Bowers, Donald Petrie, Vinegar Syndrome


‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt Will Win the War in Afghanistan (He Doesn’t)

Brad Pitt has always been at his best when he abandons all pretense of being a “movie star” and embraces his inner-character actor. So there’s plenty of fun to be had in the War Machine trailer from watching one of the most famous men in the world vanish under a grey head of hair and a grizzled accent. Pitt seems to be putting his energies into a film that feels designed to ruffle feathers. While the new film from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd is based on the non-fiction book The Operato...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, War, Afghanistan, Netflix, United States, Nato, War Machine, Brad-Pitt, Will Smith, Movie Trailers, Ben Kingsley, Animal Kingdom, Pitt, George C Scott


What’s the fix for the care disparity in corporate-owned health care?

“We must not allow a mineshaft gap!” famously spoken by George C. Scott as General Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove as the post-nuclear holocaust planning begins in earnest. For some reason, this quote goes through my mind as I sit through meetings, assemblages and retreats that talk about the future state of medicine in a large gobble-gobble network that has aspirations to provide population health as an Accountable Care Organization to millions of “lives” at higher quality and lower cost. What is ...
Tags: Health, Hospital, George C Scott, Strangelove, Physician, Megacorp, Turgidson, Megacorp Hospital Incorporated


Stephen King’s Firestarter Coming to Blu-ray

Stylish Stephen King adaptation Firestarter coming to Blu-ray from Scream Factory When it came to horror and dark fantasy, Stephen King’s words pretty much defined a good portion of the 1980s, especially the years between 1982-1988. And while not every cinematic stab at the source material successfully translated King’s “inner monologue” voice (Children of the Corn, Graveyard Shift etc.) there were a few choice standouts, Mark L. Lester’s 1984 thriller Firestarter among them. Admittedly, I ha...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, King, Blu, Barrymore, Charlie, George C Scott, Mark L Lester, Scream Factory, ComingSoon, Firestarter, Tangerine Dream