Blu-ray Review: GHOSTBUSTERS / GHOSTBUSTERS II Anniversary Editions

GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray | ©2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts Writers: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Director: Ivan Reitman Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 (apiece) GHOSTBUSTERS is perhaps the greatest horror comedy ever. A great story, fantastic special effects, stellar imagination, sharp direction and a cast at the top of their comedic game, this 1984 classic stands tall. No one has ever been able to top it (not even the 1989 sequel) and no one likely will. Now both films have been remastered in 4K and reissued on Blu-ray to honor […]Read On »

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AFM 2011: Chuck Norris classics GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK and THE OCTAGON make comeback

GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK movie poster | ©American Cinema Releasing

While many people are excited by the new product on display at 2011’s American Film Market, sometimes it’s classic titles making a comeback that gain considerable buzz. Case in point Gorilla Pictures which recently made a deal to get three classic Chuck Norris films back into distribution after languishing in the vaults for many years. GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK, THE OCTAGON and A FORCE OF ONE are the early 1980s classics that put Norris on the map, and Gorilla has made a five-picture Action Pack (including FORCE: FIVE and ACAPULCO GOLD – two additional films not starring Norris) that they’ve […]Read On »

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Warren Beatty discusses his 1981 film REDS at the 2011 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Alec Baldwin and Warren Beatty at the REDS special screening at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival |©2011 TCM/Adam Rose

There have been many movies that have lost out on nabbing that Best Picture Oscar, but 1981’s REDS was probably the most glaring snub. Even though it was nominated for 12 awards and writer-director-producer and actor Warren Beatty won Best Director, the film ultimately lost out to CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Now, 30 years later, it’s clear that REDS was the more deserving movie which transformed the life of Socialist activist, writer and journalist John Reed into a sprawling three and a half hour saga. To honor its anniversary, the 2011 TCM Film Festival had a special screening Saturday night, and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: REDS director-actor Warren Beatty wants to make more movies

REDS DVD box art | ©Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

While speaking at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival screening of his 1981 epic film REDS with moderator Alec Baldwin, writer-director-producer-actor Warren Beatty spoke about wanting to make more movies, but admitted he was a sluggish decision maker. “There’s a point where this little thing called life [happens],” says Beatty. “I have an 11-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and now a just turned 19-year-old. With each one of them, I feel that I have four small Middle Eastern countries I  have to negotiate with. Each one of them is more interesting than five movies. But I’m going to make another […]Read On »

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