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‘The Last Of The Mohicans’ Series From Cary Joji Fukunaga & Nicole Kassell In Works At Paramount TV & Anonymous

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‘The Last Of The Mohicans’ Series From Cary Joji Fukunaga & Nicole Kassell In Works At Paramount TV & Anonymous
Exclusive: In their first collaboration, Maniac, The Alienist and True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga has teamed with Watchmen director Nicole Kassell to bring The Last Of The Mohicans to the small screen. A TV series based on the historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper is in development at Paramount Television, where Fukunaga has been under an overall deal. Anonymous Content and Fukunaga’s Parliament of Owls are producing.

Written by Fukunaga and Nicholas Osborne and directed by Kassell, The Last of the Mohicans series will be a retelling of Cooper’s French and Indian War novel that re-centers the classic tale on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.

“The clash of civilizations during the Seven Years War, which frames the story of Last of the Mohicans, has been a long-time passion of mine,” said Fukunaga. “It was a
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Broadway’s ‘The Band’s Visit’ Recoups $8.75M Capitalization

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The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Band’s Visit has recouped its $8.75 million capitalization, producers announced today.

“We are deeply grateful to the artists, collaborators and colleagues who have worked with us tirelessly to bring The Band’s Visit to Broadway,” said producers Orin Wolf, John Styles and John Hart. “It has brought us all such joy to see audiences connect with this story of strangers finding common ground through small acts of kindness.”

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including for best musical, actor, actress, direction, book and score, The Band’s Visit began performances Oct. 7, 2017, at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre to universal critical raves and trophies. The production, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Itamar Moses, is tied with Hello, Dolly! and Billy Elliot in third place for most Tonys for a single show, behind The Producers (12) and Hamilton (11).

Based on the 2007 Israeli film, The
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Review: Xenon Pictures ‘Blaxploitation’ VOD line-up

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Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, D’Urville Martin, Melvin Van Peebles, Lady Reed et al. | Written by Frank R. Salteri, J. Robert Wagoner, Cliff Roquemore, Melvin Van Peebles et al. | Directed by Melvin Van Peebles, D’Urville Martin, J. Robert Wagoner, William A. Levey et al.

Following their success with 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, and the debut of some of their line-up on Blu-ray, Xenon Pictures are releasing a series of classic (a broad term) Blaxploitation movies on VOD this month.

We should begin with the film that started it all. Melvin Van Peebles writes, directs and stars in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), a film that seeks to confront and challenge from the moment you try to read the title aloud. When the first scene depicts a preadolescent boy having sex with a grown woman, you know Van Peebles isn’t messing about. “This film is dedicated to
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Movie Review – Blackenstein (1973)

Blackenstein, 1973.

Directed by William A. Levey.

Starring John Hart, Ivory Stone, Andrea King, Roosevelt Jackson, and Joe Du Sue.


After being wounded in Vietnam, Eddie is given a second chance at life by a DNA scientist who manages to reconstruct the wounded soldiers lost limbs. However, the results soon turn monstrous when a crazed lab assistant gives the resurrected veteran the wrong formula, causing havoc in the process.

One of the great things about Blaxploitation is that it could be mixed in with various other genres to create some wonderful blends. Mix it with a detective/cop film and you get Shaft. Mix it with a revenge action thriller you get Coffy or Foxy Brown. Mix it with spy flick you get…uh…Live and Let Die? My point is you can mix Blaxploitation with anything and you’re almost bound to get something interesting at the end of it,
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Atlantic Theater Company Gala to Celebrate Composers; David Yazbek, Laura Osnes, Danny Burstein, and More to Perforn

Atlantic Theater Company Neil Pepe, Artistic Director Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director Mary McCann, School Executive Director will present their Annual Gala on Monday, February 26, 2018 at The Plaza 768 Fifth Avenue. Composers' Choice will pay tribute to celebrated composers of the stage with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring Orin Wolf, John Styles, and John Hart for their contribution to American musical theater.
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Preview of Torchwood #3

Torchwood #3 is out this week, and we’ve got a preview of the issue here courtesy of Titan Comics; take a look…

Cleaning up the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news… Captain John Hart revealed that the Vervoids had created a clone hybrid from both of their DNA! This creature’s name is Sladen, and she has the terrifying ability to speed up the life cycle of any living thing. With old enemy Docilis ‘helping’ her, the Torchwood duo must race against the clock to stop her from reducing the world to ashes! That is, if they can survive their helicopter crash…

Torchwood #3 is out on December 20th, priced $3.99.

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May 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Blackcoat’S Daughter, The Hearse

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! While you’re off enjoying some much-needed downtime with friends and family, we’ve gone ahead and put together a recap of this week’s horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases that are coming our way on May 30th.

For those of you cult film aficionados out there, get those wallets ready, because there’s a bunch of great titles arriving on Blu-ray this Tuesday, including Blackenstein, Evil Ed, The Blood of Fu Manchu / The Castle of Fu Manchu double feature, The Hearse, The Undertaker, Slaughterhouse Rock, and Hide and Go Shriek.

As far as new genre films go, The Blackcoat’s Daughter (one of my personal favorites of 2017) and Rupture are making their way to Blu-ray and DVD, with the Shock-o-Rama box set also coming out on DVD.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

Beautiful and haunted Joan (Emma Roberts) makes
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Blu-ray Review: Blackenstein

Blaxploitation made its move on the horror market with Aip’s Blacula (1972); so successful was the foray that the money wheels started turning towards a follow up. And while Aip was busy cooking up a sequel to their surprise hit, an outsider saw an opening in the window of the American Dream and leapt right through. Frank Saletri may have been a lawyer by trade, but his heart belonged to horror and he gave his all to write and produce Blackenstein (1973) – a movie somewhat better than its godawful reputation, restored for posterity on Blu-ray by the fine folks at Severin Films. Come for the monster; stay to hear Saletri’s story.

Eddie (Joe De Rue) is a Vietnam vet who while in service, danced with a landmine and lost all his limbs as a result. As he arrives back home, his fiancée, Dr. Winifred Walker (Ivory Stone) meets with her
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It’s Vincent Price Week in St. Louis! Here Are His Ten Best Films

Born in St. Louis on May 27, 1911, iconic actor Vincent Price retained a special fondness for his place of origin, and that love was reciprocated with Vincentennial, a celebration of his 100th birthday in his hometown back in May of 2011 (for summary of all the Vincentennial activities go Here). One of the guests of honor at Vincentennial was Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria Price. Because of their close relationship and her access to his unpublished memoirs and letters, Victoria Price was able to provide a remarkably vivid account of her father’s public and private life in her essential book, Vincent Price, a Daughter’s Biography, originally published in 1999. .In 2011, her biography of her father was out of print. but now it’s been re-issued and Victoria will be in St. Louis this weekend (October 9th – 10th) for three special events. In addition to the biography, she will also be signing
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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire
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James Marsters asks fans to be seasonal stars - plus exclusive Q&A

Move over Buffy and watch your back Drusilla. James Marsters is looking for some new co-stars to share the stage with him this Christmas... and it could be you.

James has a performance in mind at his show in London this December that requires the acting talents of several people from the audience.

This is his only European event this year and he says he is determined to make it extra special. See my earlier article for more information and go to for booking details.

In the run-up to the festive date, we had chance for an exclusive Q&A with James, where he shared his thoughts on the films and shows in which he's appeared - including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Caprica, Torchwood and Smallville - as well as revealing his sci-fi favourites.

What does he think of the plans for a new Buffy movie? Would he return to Torchwood?
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Vincentennial: Witchfinder General and Champagne For Caesar Tonight

Witchfinder General will play at the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival in a 35mm print at 7:00pm tonight, Thursday, May 26th at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University. Admission is free.

It’s likely that Vincent Price never delivered a better performance than the one he gave in Witchfinder General (1968), the fact-based story of infamous witchhunter Matthew Hopkins and the barbaric acts he practiced in mid-17th century England. Price completely jettisoned his usual campy theatrics in favor of an appropriately low-key, sinister, and menacing depiction of a purely evil man who hides behind a mask of religious allegiance. Price plays Hopkins as an unmerciful fiend with a genteel manner and an appetite for torture, especially burning. The movie is cruel in its violence but also intelligent and effective and Price is relatively restrained in a complex role as a man who whose mission is to achieve
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Vincentennial: Champagne For Caesar and Baron Of Arizona Tonight

Champagne For Caesar will play at the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival in a 35mm print at 7:00pm tonight, Tuesday, May 24th at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University followed by The Baron Of Arizona at 9:15. With introductions and a post-film discussion of .Champagne for Caesar. by Washington U. film & media lecturer Hunter Vaughan. Admission is free.

Many works of fiction have been said to be ahead of their time. In the world of motions pictures few are more prophetic than the 1950 comedy classic Champagne For Caesar. By that year, mind you, quiz shows were popular on radio and that young upstart television, but by the end of the decade these programs would inspire a national craze ( and a scandal later depicted in Robert Redford’s film Quiz Show ). Caesar foreshadows all this while showcasing some delightful performances by actors generally not known for big screen comedies.
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New screenwriter takes the reins on Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger

Revolutionary Road screenwriter Justin Haythe is being hired to write Disney's new take on The Lone Ranger, reports HeatVision.

Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) is to direct the feature, in which Johnny Depp will play native American sidekick Tonto. The title role hasn't yet been cast.

Pirates of the Caribbean writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio worked on a previous draft of the screenplay.

The character is well-known from long-running TV and radio shows, notably the 1949-1957 series starring Clayton Moore (and later John Hart) as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

In the story, a group of Texas Rangers are ambushed as they hunt down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The solo survivor of the attack is found and nursed back to health by an American Indian named Tonto.
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The 'Other' Lone Ranger Dies

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The 'Other' Lone Ranger Dies
John Hart, the man who replaced Clayton Moore as TV's wild west hero The Lone Ranger, has died, aged 91.

Hart battled dementia in his latter years and passed away at his home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A California native, Hart launched his Hollywood career in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1938 film The Buccaneer.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he landed the title role in the 1947 TV series Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy and took over from Moore as The Lone Ranger for 52 episodes of the popular family show.

He was the perfect choice for the role - because he worked as a cowboy as a teenager, and had joined the cast of the show to work with a nervous Silver, the Lone Ranger's horse.

Hart gave up the role of The Lone Ranger when Moore returned to the show, but he played the masked hero again in a 1981 episode of The Greatest American Hero and in a 1982 episode of Happy Days.

He also starred in Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, alongside horror movie icon Lon Chaney Jr.

Director Mike Newell to bring The Lone Ranger to big screen

Director Mike Newell is in talks to helm Walt Disney Pictures' big screen version of The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp to play the hero's companion Tonto, according to trade magazine Production Weekly.

In the story, a group of Texas Rangers are ambushed as they hunt down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The solo survivor of the attack is found and nursed back to health by an American Indian named Tonto.

The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the gang and other outlaws to justice.

The character is well-known from long-running TV and radio shows, notably the 1949-1957 series starring Clayton Moore (and later John Hart) as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

The new movie is due out in 2010. No casting for the lead role has yet been announced - earlier rumours that
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The Lone Ranger: Depp Signs On for New Movie -- What Can We Expect?

There's a new big screen adaptation of the popular Lone Ranger character in the works and an unusual casting choice has been announced.

The Lone Ranger is the 1930s creation of Fran Striker. The Ranger is a masked avenger from the old west who seeks to help those in need. He's aided by his faithful white steed, Silver, and his American Indian friend, Tonto. The characters were first introduced to the public in a 1933 radio series that ran for more than 20 years. The Lone Ranger became such a hit that the characters were soon featured in movie serials, novels, comic strips, and comic books.

The character is likely best remembered for the half-hour Lone Ranger television series that began in 1949. Clayton Moore played the Ranger with Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Midway through the show's run, Moore had a dispute with the show's producers and he was replaced by actor John Hart for two years.
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2008 Fall/Holiday Preview: #2. Revolutionary Road

[/link] MendesWriters: Justin Haythe (The Clearing)Producers: Bobby Cohen, John Hart, Scott Rudin and MendesDistributor: DreamWorks Pictures The Gist: Based on the acclaimed 1961 novel by Richard Yates, and scripted by Justin Haythe, this is a heart-rending and bleak tome, celebrated for its storytelling style, follows a seemingly happy suburban couple with two children in the mid-1950s who find themselves caught between their true desires and the pressure to conform -- with explosive consequences.Fact: This is the first film collaboration between Kate Winslet and husband Sam Mendes.See It: Seasoned pros in Leo and Kate, means the acting might be impeccable.  Release Date/Status?: This goes wide on December 26th.    ...
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