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Five Villains That Would Work Well In James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

Back in 2016, there was a particular film from DC that was setting itself up to be, “The Dirty Dozen” of superhero films. Sadly, that film did not live up to that ambitious claim, delivering a hot mess of a film. David Ayer’s take on the Suicide Squad just didn’t mesh with audiences, with poor writing, an uninteresting plot, and a forgettable villain combined into one fusion of wasted potential. Thankfully, DC scored a massive win when they hired James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, to replace Ayer as director. Reports suggest that Gunn is rather

Five Villains That Would Work Well In James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad
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Film Review: Eastern Condors (1987) by Sammo Hung

Eastern Condors” is considered one of Sammo Hung’s best work and for good reason, since both him (he lost 30 pounds to play the part) and Yuen Biao are in top form, and the script is at least partially logical.

The story, whichseems to loan much from “The Dirty Dozen”, “Rambo” and even “The Deer Hunter”, revolves around a group of Chinese and Chinese-Vietnamese convict soldiers who are enlisted by Lieutenant Colonel Lam to enter Vietnam and destroy an old American bunker filled with missiles, before the Viet Cong can get to them, in exchange for a pardon and $200,000. Their objective, however, is not what it seems initially, and after a sudden change of orders, they find themselves lost in enemy territory, having to face Vc patrols as they try to escape. Eventually, they stumble upon three female guerillas who help them seek refuge in a small town.
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Donald Sutherland to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

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Donald Sutherland to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award
Madrid — San Sebastian Festival has announced the third and final recipient of this year’s Donostia career achievement awards, Canadian actor Donald Sutherland. He will accept the honor before screening his latest film, Guiseppe Capotondi’s “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

With more than 200 credited performances over the past half-century, Sutherland stands tall, literally and figuratively, as a major figure in world cinema. The actor was nominated eight times for a Golden Globe, in 2017 received an honorary Oscar for career achievement and in 2019 was named a Companion of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious honors.

Sutherland first studied engineering before catching the acting bug and bouncing around performing arts schools in Canada and the U.K. It wasn’t long before the young actor made his way to screens in living rooms across the English-speaking world in popular series such as “The Saint” and “The Avengers.
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Dog's Most Wanted Premiere Date Set — Watch an Emotional Teaser for Beth Chapman's Final Episodes

It's been weeks since the death of Beth Chapman, and Wgn America will take fans inside her final months on Dog's Most Wanted, a brand new series.

The cabler has confirmed the series will hit the air Wednesday, September 4 at 9/8c, and will follow Duane "Dog" Chapman, his late wife, and a team of hunters called The Dirty Dozen.

The team will go on a cross-country manhunt to find a list of fugitives.

As teased in the new trailer, Beth's battle with cancer will be part of the narrative, and in one heartbreaking scene, she says that she wants to die in boots.

If you've kept up to speed with the other shows that Chapmans have been part of, you know that Beth was one of the most positive people around.

Related: Beth Chapman, Beloved Dog the Bounty Hunter Actress, Dead at 51

Beth lost her battle with throat cancer in
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Dog's Most Wanted Sets September Premiere — Watch an Emotional Teaser for Beth Chapman's Final Episodes

Dog's Most Wanted Sets September Premiere — Watch an Emotional Teaser for Beth Chapman's Final Episodes
Little less than a month after Beth Chapman’s untimely death, Wgn America has set a premiere date for Dog’s Most Wanted, an unscripted series starring Duane “Dog” Chapman and his late wife.

Launching Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 9/8c, Dog’s Most Wanted follows Dog, Beth and a team of hunters called The Dirty Dozen, who will go on a cross-country manhunt to track down a carefully curated list of fugitives. The show will also chronicle Beth’s battle with throat cancer, which she unfortunately lost in June at the age of 51.

More from TVLineBeth Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter Star and Wife,
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Eureka! to release three films with Sammo Hung for the first time on Blu-ray

One of the most prolific figures in the history of Hong Kong action cinema, Sammo Hung (Hung Kam-bo, or more affectionately, “Da Goh Da” [Big, Big Brother]) has worked as a stuntman, actor, choreographer, producer and director in a career spanning almost 60 years (his first film appearance was in 1961). Presented here are three highlights from his incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera.

The Iron-Fisted Monk [1977]– Sammo Hung’s directorial debut, The Iron-Fisted Monk introduced many of the choreographic and editing techniques that would become commonplace in modern action cinema. A significantly darker and more violent film than audiences were used to, the film was originally cut when released on UK home video, but is presented here fully uncut for its worldwide Blu-ray debut from a brand new 2K restoration.

The Magnificent Butcher [1979] – Directed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping
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Three Of Sammo Hung’s Martial Arts Classics Are Set For Blu-ray In September

We’ve just heard word that Eureka Entertainment are set to release three of martial arts action legend Sammo Hung’s films on Blu-ray in September.

Sammo Hung has worked as a stuntman, actor, choreographer, producer and director in a career spanning almost 60 years (his first film appearance was in 1961). Presented are three highlights from his incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera.

Full details are below.

The Iron-Fisted Monk [1977] – Sammo Hung’s directorial debut, The Iron-Fisted Monk introduced many of the choreographic and editing techniques that would become commonplace in modern action cinema. A significantly darker and more violent film than audiences were used to, the film was originally cut when released on UK home video, but is presented here fully uncut for its worldwide Blu-ray debut from a brand new 2K restoration.

The Magnificent Butcher [1979] – Directed by the legendary
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Frank Sinatra in None But The Brave Available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives

Great new for Frank Sinatra fans. None But The Brave is currently available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives. Ordering information can be found Here

A crippled C-47 transport crash-lands on a remote Pacific island. For the Marines aboard, World War II becomes smaller, but no less deadly. The atoll is held by a Japanese platoon, also cut off from its command.

Debuting director Frank Sinatra stars in this suspenseful war saga, joined by Clint Walker, Tony Bill and Olympic champion Rafer Johnson. After initial bullet-laced confrontations, the Japanese leader (Tatsuya Mihashi) offers to swap water for the aid of Pharmacist Mate Maloney (Sinatra), whom he has mistaken for a doctor. When Maloney amputates the leg of a Japanese soldier and saves his life, peace results. But can it last? There are two sides to every war. None but the Brave skillfully shows the heroism of both.

Frank Sinatra added “director
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Gena Rowlands movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘A Woman Under the Influence,’ ‘Gloria,’ ‘The Notebook’

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Gena Rowlands movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘A Woman Under the Influence,’ ‘Gloria,’ ‘The Notebook’
Gena Rowlands celebrates her 89th birthday on June 19, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian made a name for herself thanks to a series of manic, high-wire performances in several films, many of them directed by her late husband, indie maverick John Cassavetes. But how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of Rowlands’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

After making a name for herself with bit parts onstage and onscreen, Rowlands flourished when she became the muse of Cassavetes, who she married in 1954. A fellow performer, Cassavetes would raise money from appearing in movies like “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), immediately funneling the funds into his own projects. His wife was usually front and center, as were their family members and friends.

SEEHonorary Oscars: Full gallery of acting recipients includes Charlie Chaplin, Angela Lansbury, Gena Rowlands

Rowlands’s
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Gena Rowlands movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Gena Rowlands movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Gena Rowlands celebrates her 89th birthday on June 19, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian made a name for herself thanks to a series of manic, high-wire performances in several films, many of them directed by her late husband, indie maverick John Cassavetes. But how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of Rowlands’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

After making a name for herself with bit parts onstage and onscreen, Rowlands flourished when she became the muse of Cassavetes, who she married in 1954. A fellow performer, Cassavetes would raise money from appearing in movies like “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), immediately funneling the funds into his own projects. His wife was usually front and center, as were their family members and friends.

Rowlands’s operatic performances were a perfect match for her husband’s improvisational, energetic films, including
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Showbiz History: The Lion King, Keanu as James Dean, and Nph's Undies

six random things that happened on this day in showbiz history (June 15th)...

1960 Billy Wilder's five-time Oscar winner The Apartment had its world premiere on this day in New York City. I just watched it again recently. Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon are perfect in it, don'cha think?

1967 Another premiere, this one for the WW II action drama The Dirty Dozen, an antecedent of a kind to Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

1991 Paula Abdul's "Rush Rush" hits #1 (it'll stay there for six weeks). Keanu Reeves does a James Dean thing in the Rebel Without a Cause (1955) themed video. Paula does Natalie of course but no Sal Mineo counterpart? Fail!
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May 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Black Moon Rising, The Seduction, White Chamber, She-devils On Wheels

Happy Monday, everyone! Before we head into Memorial Day, we have more horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases coming our way that should definitely keep genre fans busy for the three-day weekend. Scream Factory is keeping busy with their Blus for The Seduction, The Hunted, and the recent psychological thriller A Dark Place. Shout Select is showing Earthquake some love with their Collector’s Edition this week, and Kino Lorber has two stellar-looking Special Edition releases on their docket as well: Black Moon Rising and Bitter Moon.

Other exciting titles coming home on May 21st include White Chamber, She-Devils on Wheels, A Brilliant Monster, and Crank in 4K.

Black Moon Rising: Special Edition

When master thief Sam Quint is hired by the government to steal top-secret data from a crime organization, he hides the stolen data in the experimental supercar, The Black Moon. But when the car is then
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in May 2019

Aside from Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones' Battle of Winterfell and all the other great TV and movies out there (Killing Eve! Barry! Fast Color!), you need to be aware that there are about 2 weeks left before some really great titles disappear from Netflix. First up are some classics with a few Oscar winners in the bunch: Dances with Wolves, John Hughes' Sixteen Candles, The Dirty Dozen, The English Patient, and The Birdcage, in addition to some new classics like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Notebook. A collection of Bond films is on the chopping block …
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Movie Review – Triple Frontier (2019)

Triple Frontier, 2019.

Directed by J.C. Chandor

Starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand and Reynaldo Gallegos.

Synopsis:

A group of ex-soldiers team-up to take down a Latin drug lord and plan to take his money but numerous complications soon arise.

Director J.C. Chandor and actor Oscar Isaac have previously teamed-up for A Most Violent Year, and while the plot is different there is something familiar in Isaac’s Santiago, an ethically ambiguous soldier, offering his comrades a seemingly simple deal. With the help of a foreign army, Santiago’s team will find and capture a Latin drug lord, a Mr. Lorea (Reynaldo Gallegos), and take his money – if they survive.

Both the premise and script are fairly generic. There is the gung-ho soldier and then there is laid-back, Stoic soldier and then there is the true warrior of the bunch. By themselves,
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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

It’s cold-blooded murder, I tell ya! Feisty Ruth Gordon goes undercover to find the evidence of homicide at Geraldine Page’s desert home, where companion-housekeepers keep disappearing. Robert Aldrich produced this marvelous, E-Ticket battle between celebrated actresses, and the result is a creative new solution for retirement finance problems!

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

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Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date January 8, 2019 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Huntington, Peter Brandon, Michael Barbera, Peter Bonerz, Richard Angarola, Claire Kelly, Valerie Allen, Martin Garralaga.

Cinematography: Joseph Biroc

Film Editors: Frank J. Urioste, Michael Luciano

Original Music: Gerald Fried

Written by Theodore Apstein from a novel by Ursula Curtiss

Produced by Robert Aldrich

Directed by Lee H. Katzin (and Bernard Girard)

Few fans of Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen realize that he used the windfall profits
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Exclusive Photos: In Memoriam Character Actors Dick Miller and Julie Adams

Chicago – They often are the background people, the best friends or townspeople in various film and TV parts. Two character actors, who have over 200 roles between them, passed away recently. Dick Miller and Julie Adams were both previous subjects for the lens of photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com.

’That Guy’ Dick Miller in 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Dick Miller has over 100 film credits under his belt, and was a go-to guy during the golden age (1960s and ‘70s) in many of director Roger Corman productions, the cheap and quick films that audiences loved during the era. His Corman films include “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960), “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” (1963), “The Wild Angels” (1966), “Big Bad Mama” (1974) and “Capone” (1975). He also did small and larger parts in mainstream titles such as “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Executive Action” (1973), “New York, New York” (1977), “All the Right Moves
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Ernest Borgnine movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Marty,’ ‘The Wild Bunch,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen’

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Ernest Borgnine movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Marty,’ ‘The Wild Bunch,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen’
Ernest Borgnine would’ve celebrated his 102nd birthday on January 24, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor kept working up until his death in 2012 at the age of 95, racking up over 200 credits across film and television. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of Borgnine’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Born in 1917, Borgnine turned to acting after a stint in the Navy. Though he was often cast as a supporting player, he is perhaps best remembered for his leading role in “Marty” (1955), a small-scale drama about a middle-aged butcher who finds romance with a spinster school teacher (Betsy Blair). Shot on a modest budget in just 16 days, the film was a box office smash, winning four Oscars including Best Actor for Borgnine, Best Picture, Best Director for Delbert Mann,
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Ernest Borgnine movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Ernest Borgnine movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Ernest Borgnine would’ve celebrated his 102nd birthday on January 24, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor kept working up until his death in 2012 at the age of 95, racking up over 200 credits across film and television. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of Borgnine’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1917, Borgnine turned to acting after a stint in the Navy. Though he was often cast as a supporting player, he is perhaps best remembered for his leading role in “Marty” (1955), a small-scale drama about a middle-aged butcher who finds romance with a spinster school teacher (Betsy Blair). Shot on a modest budget in just 16 days, the film was a box office smash, winning four Oscars including Best Actor for Borgnine, Best Picture, Best Director for Delbert Mann, and Best Screenplay for Paddy Chayefsky (who adapted the script
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Sapphic Salutations in the Salacious “The Killing of Sister George” (1968) | Blu-ray Review

Thanks to 2017’s “Feud,” it’s a prime time to examine some of the underrated gems from the filmography of Robert Aldrich, an underrated director with plenty of daring projects which unfortunately were both critical and box office failures upon release. One of the director’s most interesting periods began after his most significant success, 1967’s The Dirty Dozen, a seminal war film drama which arrived after his see-sawing between the horror-hag subgenre he jumpstarted with 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and continued with 1964’s Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte whilst returning to all-male ensembles such as The Flight of the Phoenix (1965).…
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Dog the Bounty Hunter Gets New Show On Wgn America

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Duane “Dog” Chapman is back.

Wgn America is bringing the infamous bounty hunter back to the small screen in a new 10-part series, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” which goes into production early this year.

“America has been captivated by Dog, Beth and their dramatic true-crime experiences for over a decade,” said Wgn America President Gavin Harvey. “In this brand-new series, millions of Dog and Beth fans will join them on bigger hunts, pursuing more dangerous criminals, with a supporting cast of tough-as-nails crime fighters.”

The former motorcycle gang member and ex-convict starred in A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” for eight seasons; the show ended its run in 2012. TMZ reported then, citing sources, that Chapman and A&E had parted ways over “creative differences.”

Produced by Dorsey Pictures and Chapman’s Bonnie & Clyde, the new Wgn America show will focus on Dog, his wife Beth, and his team of bounty hunters,
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