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CS Reviews: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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Tags: Movies, Horror, Iraq, Movie Reviews, Lalo Schifrin, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Merrin, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, ComingSoon, Friedkin, Mike Oldfield, Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist, Alexandre O Philippe Click, Leap of Faith Leap

Kung Fu Vampire Killers – review

Director: Phil Davison Release date: 2001 Contains spoilers There might seem something strange about taking the kyonsi figure and exporting it out of China, and yet it has been done several times. In this case it is over 9000 miles to New Zealand with an aim of transplanting the figure into the lowest of budget filmmaking. The state of the filmmaking will be discussed, but it has to be said that director Phil Davison got away with making something that, whilst it is terribly low budget, worked ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, China, Kung Fu, New Zealand, Lucy, Damien, Jonathan, Arthur, Quincy, Dracula, Mina, Chinese University, Maceo, Merrin, Stoker

Acting Legend Max von Sydow Dies at Age 90

Acting legend Max von Sydow dies at age 90 It is with profound sadness that (via The Guardian) must report the passing of one of cinema’s true icons. The legendary Swedish stage and screen actor Max von Sydow has died at age 90 in Provence, France, leaving behind a legacy that spans over 70 years on the silver screen. “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow on 8 March 2020,” his wife Catheri...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Robin Hood, Stephen King, Disney, Obituary, Vigo, Lincoln Center, Seth Meyers, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Fargo, David Lynch, Christ, Steven Spielberg

Revisiting ‘Mr. Boogedy’, Disney’s Long-Forgotten and Deeply Weird Horror Movie Parody

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) With the launch of Disney+, countless long-forgotten Disney movies are finally widely available to the public. Some of these are classic that people have waited years to revisit. Some are…well, little-known for a reason. But once you’re done watching The Mandalorian , you’ll want something to pass the time with the new streaming service, right? Sure, you can go re-w...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Davis, Ferris Bueller, Kennedy, Columbia, Max Von Sydow, Gregory, Jennifer, Palpatine, Masur, Columbia Pictures, Merrin, Kristy Swanson, Richard Masur

School Levy Language Bill Passes in Ohio House

State senators will soon take up a House-passed bill that its sponsor said will clarify descriptions of school and local levies and other property tax issues before voters. But opponents said it will make it harder for those money questions to pass. Republican Rep. Derrick Merrin said the bill fixes antiquated ballot language about millage to express how much a levy would bring in and would cost homeowners. “If you provide clarity and are honest with people, they’re more likely to vote yes. I ac...
Tags: House, Karen Kasler, Merrin, School Levy Language Bill Passes in Ohio House, Derrick Merrin, Jessica Miranda

Driver's Licenses Would Be Valid for Twice As Long Under Legislator's Proposal

There’s a bill in the Ohio Legislature that its sponsor says will ensure you spend less time at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. State Rep. Derek Merrin’s (R-Monclova Township) bill would allow you to purchase a driver’s license that lasts for 8 years. “Well the real benefit here is we are trying to save Ohioans time. No one likes to go to the BMV to get their license renewed. Many times, we have long lines. And if you put many people on the eight-year cycle, it would significantly cut down the lin...
Tags: Ohio, Jo Ingles, Merrin, Ohio Legislature, BMV, Monclova Township, Derek Merrin, Bureau of Motor Vehicles State

Ohio Leg Passes Strict Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban, Guv Has Said He’ll Sign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No topic seemed off limits, including tales of back alleys and coat hangers, as abortion-rights supporters in Ohio fought perhaps the last battle over a twice-vetoed heartbeat abortion ban, which Gov. Mike DeWine has said he will sign. After nearly 10 years of fighting, Democrats let loose during run-up to final House and Senate approval Wednesday with lessons from slavery, predictions of economic harm, references to the book of Genesis, and testimonials about their own r...
Tags: New York, News, Senate, Georgia, Ap, Gop, House, Iowa, Speaker, Abortion, Ohio, Associated Press, Dublin, North Carolina, Columbus, Keller

Small-Screen Stream: ‘Castle Rock,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ And More Television Horror Streaming Now

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) For this week’s column, I’m sticking to a theme once again. I plan to ditch the hyper-specific lists and get a little more random with my pickings going forward – so as not to limit my selections – but I couldn’t resist another one-genre list this time around. I blame it on Stephen King. Something about the late summer – when the humidity levels reach a putrid density,...
Tags: Television, Movies, Rihanna, Stephen King, Christopher Lee, Bbc, Features, Netflix, Robert De Niro, Ed, Norman, Hulu, Donald Trump, Ryan Murphy, King, Bates Motel

great movie lines for survivors

Sometimes movie writers come up with a line that encapsulates wisdom that is worth thinking about. Here are a few of my favorites: "If God didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep." Calvera, in The Magnificent Seven "You see in this world there's two kinds of people my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." Blondie, in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly "...those without swords can still die upon them." Eowyn, in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ...
Tags: Weapon, General Discussion, Damien, Blondie, Regan, Merrin, Eowyn, Karras, Calvera, Father Merrin

A Horror Newbie Watches ‘The Exorcist’ For the First Time

(Welcome to The Final Girl, a regular feature from someone who has steered clear of horror and is ready to finally embrace the genre that goes bump in the night. Next on the list: William Friedkin’s seminal Oscar-nominated horror film The Exorcist.) I’ve passed by the Exorcist staircase more than a dozen times. And every time, someone in my group excitedly whispers “That’s the stairs from The Exorcist,” and we stare up silently, daunted by its steep incline and the worn-out stones. It’s only a ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Washington, Iraq, America, Features, Baltimore, Chris, Max Von Sydow, Bruce Willis, Miller, First Time, Capitol, Lawrence

The Emperors Change Clothes

When planets with long cycles change signs, it’s big news. They bring their energies to new areas of life and for a time, they accomplish their work by impersonating different characters. This fall, Jupiter changes signs for the first time in a year, and Saturn moves into a new sign for the first time in nearly three years. Scenes from a couple of well-know films set the stage Jupiter in Scorpio (Oct. 10, 2017 – Nov. 8, 2018) The lord of beliefs, expansion, knowledge, and travel The sign of the ...
Tags: Featured, Darth Vader, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Scorpio, Capricorn, Astrology, Damien, Luke, Imperial, Obi Wan Kenobi, Merrin, Old Republic, Transits

Merrin's New Album '1' - Available Today on Digital Format

After releasing two hot singles, touring throughout some of NZ’s beautiful landscape and finding time to write new content, Merrin decided it was time to hit the studio to track their 8 song album, simply titled '1'.
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Merrin's New Album '1' Out Today!

After releasing two hot singles, touring throughout some of NZ’s beautiful landscape and finding time to write new content, Merrin decided it was time to hit the studio to track their 8 song album, simply titled '1'.
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Merrin Announce New Album

After releasing two hot singles, touring throughout some of NZ’s beautiful landscape and finding time to write new content, Merrin decided it was time to hit the studio to track their 8 song album, simply titled 1.
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The Animated Score for Penderecki’s “Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima,” the Horrifying Composition Featured in Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Cuarón’s Children of Men & Other Films

If you were watching episode 8 of Twin Peaks on Sunday night, you might still be recovering from an overdose of uncut, pure David Lynch. We’re not here to summarize the episode but instead to point to the musical accompaniment to one of the most startling sequences in all of the director’s filmography: The slow tracking aerial shot into the heart of the first nuclear test mushroom cloud, right into the middle of hell itself (see below). Although Angelo Badalamenti is back on board as the...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Alfonso Cuarón, Poland, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Hiroshima, Philip Glass, Facebook Twitter, Lynch, Regan, Henryk Górecki, Penderecki, Wes Craven, Merrin

Mishap - 'Hey Allie!' Single Release Show

Remarkable pop-punk trio {Mishap} will be celebrating the release of their new and improved single Hey Allie! with an incredible party on the 30th of June with fellow Wellingtonians Merrin and The Gentlemen Callers.
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EpiPen Prescriptions Could Be Used for a Cheaper Alternative Under a Proposed Bill

Adults with documented medical histories of allergic reactions would find it’s easier and cheaper to get EpiPens under a bill Ohio lawmakers are considering. Republican representative Derek Merrin’s bill would give pharmacists the ability to dispense epinephrine auto injectors to patients without a doctor’s prescription. “What this would allow the pharmacists ability to do is really prevent adults from having to go into the doctor’s office every single year to get a prescription, pay the co-pays...
Tags: Ohio, Bill, Republican, Jo Ingles, Merrin, Derek Merrin

Every New Business Needs A Unique Selling Proposition

Every startup and every new business needs a unique selling proposition (USP) to get people's attention these days, and make it stand out in the information overload we all see. Your concept has to be understood by customers and investors in 30 seconds or less, and everyone needs to immediately see how awesome it would be, or that they would be nuts not to have it. That may sound easy, but I rarely see it happening. As a startup advisor and investor, I've heard and seen hundreds of pitches from ...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Don, GEICO, USP, Marty Zwilling, Merrin

Interview: Actor Ron Faber Remembers 1973’s The Exorcist

Veteran actor Ron Faber remembers his key scenes in The Exorcist and reflects on the film’s legacy Theatre actor Ron Faber cut his onscreen teeth with his performance of Chuck, the assistant director in William Friedkin’s masterwork The Exorcist. Chuck was a tiny part – primarily notable in the scene where he delivers the news of Burke Dennings’s (Jack MacGowan) death to actress and protagonist Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn). However, regardless of only being in two core sequences (the afore...
Tags: Chuck, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Handcuffs, Horror, Washington, La, Iraq, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, West, Ellen, Warner Bros, Jack, Samuel Beckett

Interview: ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series Creator Jeremy Slater Explains Why He Decided to Take On a Classic

The Exorcist is the latest classic movie getting the TV treatment. Executive producer Jeremy Slater, who already experienced a different sort of franchise in 2015’s Fantastic Four, got out ahead of the fall premiere on Twitter. He tweeted that one reason he took on The Exorcist was so no one else would remake it. He also shared Deadline’s report that Alan Ruck had been bumped up to series regular. Last week, Fox screened the pilot for The Exorcist to press. The show takes place in present day, ...
Tags: Google, Television, Movies, Interviews, Horror, Fox, Fargo, Bates Motel, Slater, Ortega, New Beverly, Merrin, Rance, The Exorcist, Film to TV, Jeremy Slater

Are the Conservatives losing the small business vote?

Government cuts alongside changes to tax returns, pensions and taxes on dividends is leading to a growing sense of outrage among entrepreneursWhen the first Conservative majority government in nearly 20 years came into power last May, there were high hopes among business owners. The Tories had assiduously courted support from SMEs during the election campaign, even launching a small business manifesto, pledging to cut red tape and review business rates.With Cameron et al in Downing Street, many ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Money, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, George Osborne, Conservatives, Tax and spending, Work & careers, Cameron, Tories, Guardian Small Business Network, Supporting business growth, Merrin, Richard Merrin, Spreckley

Can evolutionary psychology explain why we love to hate evil villains?

By guest blogger David RobsonDarth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Lord Voldemort. In literature and in film, it's often the villains who steal the show. In John Milton's Paradise Lost, the beautiful, charming Satan even manages to upstage God. No matter how diabolical their schemes, we seem to have an unnerving fascination with the wicked.Why are our stories filled with these vile characters, people so evil that we love to hate them? While the question has long been debated by literary scholars, a new...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Wikipedia, Bbc, David, Harry Potter, Denmark, Morality, Lewis Carroll, Hannibal Lecter, Voldemort, Hannibal, Altruism, Guest Blogger, Forensic, Evolutionary Psych

State of Origin 2015 Game 3: Queensland Maroons v NSW Blues – live!

Live updates from the series decider at Suncorp StadiumEmail: [email protected] 10.13pm AEST It’s over. 10.12pm AEST 80 min: On the final siren, with Qld on the attack, NSW pick up a loose ball but the refs call a penalty to Qld! Will Thurston take that chance for 10 from 10? Nah. Smith seems kicks it into touch to end things. I was going to say “to put NSW out of their misery” but they will be miserable for a long time to come. 10.10pm AEST What with Hodges playi...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Australia sport, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Cardiff, Swindon, Oxford University, Jackson, Smith, Rugby league, Super League, NRL, State of Origin

State of Origin Game II: New South Wales v Queensland – live!

Follow all the action from Game II of the State of Origin from the MCGJoin the discussion - Email: [email protected] | Tweet @rrjparkin 10.08pm AEST 74 min: Qld with it, 5th tackle about 4om out. Thurston with a bomb - it’s gone out of the full! Robbie Farah comes in late on JT, and there’s another melee!All the players in, as Farah appears to stomp on JT while he’s down. Inglis flies in to tackle Farah, and it’s cuddly-non-fighty-man-pressings again. 10.06pm AEST 72...
Tags: Cowboys, Sport, Australia sport, Queensland, New South Wales, Blues, Victoria, Melbourne, Smith, Rugby league, NRL, State of Origin, Woods, Billy, Parker, Morris

Wellington rock band Merrin to debut on US reality series!

Wellington "sultry soul infused rock" band Merrin to debut on US reality series Do I Have A Hit Song today (November 5)
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