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Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick’s contribution to great cinema of the 1970s offers his vision of what an epic should be. Transported by images that recall great paintings of the period, and Kubrick’s new approaches to low-light cinematography, we witness a rogue’s progress through troubled times. And even Ryan O’Neal is good!

Barry Lyndon

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The Criterion Collection 897

1975 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 185 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 17, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Körner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, André Morell, Arthur O’Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone, Leon Vitali Leon Vitali, Wolf Kahler, Ferdy Mayne, George Sewell, Michael Hordern (narrator).

Cinematography: John Alcott

Editor: Tony Lawson

Production design: Ken Adam

Conductor & Musical Adaptor: Leonard Rosenman

Written by Stanley Kubrick from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray

Produced and Directed by Stanley Kubrick

The
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Movie Review: The wannabe historical epic Bitter Harvest bears sappy fruit

There have been more than a few bad movies about the Holocaust; perhaps we were long overdue for a bad movie about the Holodomor, the catastrophic forced famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s. In rides Bitter Harvest, a gooey Canadian-produced soap opera that tackles mass starvation and Stalinism with pretty faces and several spoonfuls of schmaltz. Even if it weren’t about an atrocity, this training-wheels Doctor Zhivago would still be lame: the tale of a country boy who goes off to Kiev to become a painter, gets washed out by the tyranny of cheery socialist realist art (which the movie ironically resembles), and eventually finds his way home to rescue his sweetheart and give a budget-conscious what for to some sneering Soviets. The one thing it has going for it is the competent cinematography of Douglas Milsome, a former associate of Stanley Kubrick (he shot
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2 First Look Photos From The Devil’S Harvest Starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper & Terence Stamp

Here’s your first look at The Devil’S Harvest starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper and Terence Stamp.

Principal photography wrapped on director George Mendeluk’s epic romance in Kiev on January 30th.

Shot on location in Ukraine and London, The Devil’S Harvest is an action-packed, dramatic tale of love and the importance of family, set against the backdrop of political upheaval in 1930s Ukraine. Yuri (Max Irons) is an artistic soul born into a family of Cossack warriors, who struggles to win the approval of his grandfather Ivan (Terence Stamp), father Yaroslav (Barry Pepper) and the heart of Natalka (Samantha Barks.) Yuri finds his life changed forever with the invasion of the Red Army and the subsequent persecution of his family and fellow countrymen as Stalin’s regime of terror extends across Eastern Europe.

The Devil’S Harvest also features Tamer Hassan (Dracula), Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen
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Blade Runner duo to reunite

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Exclusive: Rutger Hauer joins UK thriller Kickback with John Cusack, Sean Young.

Blade Runner actor Rutger Hauer is the latest name attached to UK thriller Kickback.

Written and directed by Raza Mallal of Yorkshire-based Talking Lens Productions, the crime-thriller, previously known as Shoot the Breeze, follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist.

Also attached are John Cusack in the lead role, Sean Young, Karen David, Sean Astin, Mischa Barton, Michael Biehn, Tom Sizemore and John Hannah.

DoP Douglas Milsome is also attached.

Kickback marks Mallal’s directorial debut. He is co-producing with Kevan Van Thompson and executive producer Ilja Rosendahl of Scene Bridge Entertainment.

War Inc. writer Mark Leyner is currently working on the script with Raza and the film’s latest provisional start date is March in Prague.

Kickback would mark the first on-screen reunion for Blade Runner stars Hauer and Young.

According to the production, funding for the
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Tom Sizemore, Sean Young join Kickback

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Tom Sizemore, Sean Young join Kickback
Exclusive: Blade Runner, Saving Private Ryan stars join UK spy thriller.

Saving Private Ryan and Hawaii Five-o actor Tom Sizemore and Blade Runner star Sean Young are newly attached to UK spy-thriller Kickback.

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Kickback

Earlier this month, ScreenDaily reported the attachment of John Cusack to the project, which also has Mischa Barton and Sean Astin on board.

Written and directed by Raza Mallal of Yorkshire-based Talking Lens Productions, the crime-thriller, also known as Shoot the Breeze, follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.

It marks Mallal’s directorial debut and he is co-producing with Kevan Van Thompson and executive producer Ilja Rosendahl of Scene Bridge Entertainment. DoP Douglas Milsome is attached.

The revised shoot date for the production is winter 2013 with script amendments currently underway.

According to the
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John Cusack eyes UK thriller Kickback

John Cusack eyes UK thriller Kickback
Exclusive: The Frozen Ground star in talks to join crime-thriller about renegade detective.

John Cusack is in negotiations to star in UK spy thriller Kickback.

Written and to be directed by Raza Mallal of Yorkshire-based Talking Lens Productions, the crime-thriller has been in the works for some time but has new impetus with the interest of the Con Air and High Fidelity star, who joins attached cast including Mischa Barton, Sean Astin, Michael Biehn, Noureen DeWulf, John Hannah and Tamer Hassan.

Kickback, also known as Shoot the Breeze, follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.

It marks Mallal’s directorial debut and he is co-producing with Kevan Van Thompson and executive producer Ilja Rosendahl of Scene Bridge Entertainment. DoP Douglas Milsome is attached.

Raza described Cusack’s interest as “the last piece
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Cast Announced for Thriller/Drama Kickback

Casting alert! “Kickback,” a thriller/drama written and directed by Raza Mallal, has found its cast! Mischa Barton, Sean Astin, John Hannah, Michael Biehn, Stelio Savante and Noureen DeWulf have joined film’s cast. The Talking Lens Productions thriller will begin filming in Europe this fall. Here’s the synopsis of “Kickback”: “Based on a true story, Kickback follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.” “Kickback” is being lensed by acclaimed director of photography and Emmy nominee (“Lonesome Dove”) Douglas Milsome. Mallal is co-producing the film with Kevan [ Read More ]

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Mischa Barton, Sean Astin join Kickback

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Mischa Barton, Sean Astin, John Hannah, Michael Biehn, Stelio Savante and Noureen DeWulf have joined the cast of thriller Kickback.

Written and directed by Raza Mallal and made by Talking Lens Productions, the crime thriller begins filming in Europe this autumn.

Based on a true story, Kickback follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.

Mallal is co-producing the film with Kevan Van Thompson and executive producer Ilja Rosendahl. Director of photography is Douglas Milsome.
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Blu-ray Review: Dungeons And Dragons 2-Movie Collection

The Dungeons and Dragons 2-Movie Collection on Blu-ray set consists of D and D 1 and 2, the later being my favorite of the series even though it was a straight to TV movie a few years back.

Synopsis:

Who will be the dominator of worlds? Destiny belongs to those who dare in Dungeons & Dragons, a thunderous fantasy adventure inspired by the popular role-play game. Thora Birch and Marlon Wayans are among the forces of good defending the Empire of Izmer from the diabolical grasp of mage Profion (Jeremy Irons). The past is prologue when the evil returns years later to avenge what transpired in Izmer. Can five young stalwarts thwart the fiendish traps, spectral ghouls and mighty armies of hell? The answer ? and the thrilling spectacle ? comes in Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God.

2000's Dungeons and Dragons features some well known faces including Thora Birch, Marlon Wayons who really
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[DVD Review] Dungeons & Dragons: 2-Movie Collection

There are a lot of bad movies out there. Some are bad and some are just plain awful. Dungeons & Dragons and its made-for-dvd sequel D&D: Wrath of the Dragon God fall under this category. Both films based on the popular fantasy role-playing game of the same name have now been released in a Blu-ray 2-movie pack. Joy.

The first movie D&D takes place in the mythical Empire of Izmer, a place where two classes of people inhabit the land, Mages and commoners. The Mages possess special magical powers and the commoners live in poverty and often resort to crime. An over the top Jeremy Irons stars as an evil Mage named Profion who plans to dethrone the ruler of the land Empress Savina played by a wooden Thora Birch. Aware of Profion’s sinister plot, Savina must obtain the Rod of Savrille, a powerful scepter which controls dragons.
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First Thoughts - And Fresh Images - On Jean Claude Van Damme’s The Eagle Path (aka Full Love)

[Our thanks to Mike Leeder of Impact Magazine for passing on his first impressions of Jean Claude Van Damme’s The Eagle Path.]

Hi Todd, I thought you and everybody at Twitch might be interested in hearing a bit more about Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 2nd directorial outing “The Eagle Path”, formerly known as “Full Love’.

I had the great pleasure of watching the first cut of the movie recently, with Jean-Claude in Hong Kong literally a day or so after he completed editing. I’d previously visited the set in Thailand and been shown several scenes during editing, but this was the first time he screened the full cut of the movie to anyone.

The plot has already been discussed in a couple of newspieces, and as for the title change, “The Eagle Path” title is very relevant when you see the movie. The movie looks very big, with cinematography by Doug Milsome who shot “Full Metal Jacket’, and some great camerawork from Ross Clarkson. The film has a very good ‘visual
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