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Catch-22 Review: Another Award's Contender for Hulu

Talking about the horrors of war never grows old.

There have been many serious endeavors including Band of Brothers and The Pacific, China Beach starring Dana Delaney, and even Wgna's Manhattan. 

For every dramatic undertaking, there have been several comedic looks including classics like McHale's Navy, Hogan's Heroes, and the long-running, award-winning M*A*S*H. That's where Catch-22 comes into the equation.

Based on the book by the same name written by Joseph Heller and published in 1961.

Set during World War II, focused on Yossarian aka Yo-Yo (Christopher Abbott), a bombardier who is always looking for a way out of combat.

He's apolitical and values his life, which lies counter to his participation in the war.

The title references an absurd catch for enlisted men hoping to escape combat situations that ensures the only way to get out of their predicament is to be declared insane.

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Catch-22 Full Trailer Reveals the Humorous Side to Blood and Guts War

Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott).

Yossarian is a Us Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.

But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Related: Shay Mitchell Lands Lead Role in Hulu Series Dollface

Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22.

Catch-22 is a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind.

A man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions,
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"Captive State"

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Take a look at the upcoming science fiction action feature "Captive State", directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders and Jonathan Majors, opening March 29, 2019:

"...nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored..."

Cast also includes Alan Ruck, Kevin Dunn, David J Height, Machine Gun Kelly, Madeline Brewer, Ben Daniels, D. B. Sweeney, Kevin J. O'Connor, KiKi Layne, Marc Grapey and James Ransone.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captive State"....
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Catch-22: First Look at Hulu's Limited Series!!

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Joseph Heller wrote some of the best novels of the 20th Century.

Among them was Catch-22; a novel so good it changed the vernacular of the English language.

Related: Veronica Mars: J.K. Simmons Lands Recurring Role!

Once a movie that was not well-received nor a critical success but went on to be a cult classic, Hulu is now adapting the written words for a six-part limited series from brilliant minds of our generation and starring some of the most captivating stars, as well.

Get your first look at the upcoming series below. If the production itself is anywhere near as spectacular as the book and the photography combined, we're in for one heck of a treat.

1. Kyle Chandler as Colonel Cathcart Kyle Chandler will play Colonel Cathcart in the upcoming limited series Catch-22 on Hulu. 2. Delivering Tomatoes Catch-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures,
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"Captive State" - They Took Our Planet

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the science fiction action thriller "Captive State", directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders and Jonathan Majors, opening March 29, 2019:

"...nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored..."

Cast also includes Alan Ruck, Kevin Dunn, David J Height, Machine Gun Kelly, Madeline Brewer, Ben Daniels, D. B. Sweeney, Kevin J. O'Connor, KiKi Layne, Marc Grapey and James Ransone.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captive State"....
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Full Trailer for Alien Thriller 'Captive State' from Director Rupert Wyatt

"Unless we fight back, we've got a chance." Focus Features has finally released the full-length official trailer for the original sci-fi thriller titled Captive State, the latest from director Rupert Wyatt. Set in Chicago, the story takes place nearly a decade after occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. It explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. This looks killer! Captive State stars Vera Farmiga, Madeline Brewer, John Goodman, Alan Ruck, Kevin J. O'Connor, James Ransone, Jonathan Majors, D.B. Sweeney, Ashton Sanders, Kevin Dunn, Ta'Rhonda Jones, along with Kiki Layne (from If Beale Street Could Talk) and Machine Gun Kelly. I love the way they've been marketing this, revealing more and more with each new trailer. All the big reveals are at the end of this, and while I still don't know what's going on, this looks awesome. Very excited. Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for
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Second Teaser Trailer for Rupert Wyatt's Chicago Sci-Fi 'Captive State'

"Their power - is a poison. Find the courage to resist. Join us. The match has already been lit..." Focus Features has debuted a second teaser trailer for the original sci-fi thriller titled Captive State, the latest from director Rupert Wyatt. Set in Chicago, the story takes place nearly a decade after occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. It explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. Captive State stars Vera Farmiga, Madeline Brewer, John Goodman, Alan Ruck, Kevin J. O'Connor, James Ransone, Jonathan Majors, D.B. Sweeney, Ashton Sanders, Kevin Dunn, Ta'Rhonda Jones, along with Kiki Layne (from If Beale Street Could Talk) and Machine Gun Kelly. This is looks so crazy gnarly!! Oh man, like District 9 meets Arrival, in Chicago, but if the aliens were manipulative bastards. I'm so excited for this film already. Here's the second official teaser trailer for Rupert Wyatt's ...
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Horror Highlights: Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter Poster & Camp Crystal Lake Enamel Pin from Mondo, Music Box Of Horrors 2018 Lineup, Family Of Fear

Mondo has revealed a limited edition killer-rific poster for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter by artist Jonathan Bartlett. If that wasn't awesome enough, Mondo has revived their Camp Crystal Lake enamel pin. Also: the Music Box of Horrors lineup and Family of Fear's debut on iTunes.

Mondo's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Poster and Camp Crystal Lake Enamel Pin Details: "October is the best month. This is just a fact. Case closed. It's spooky and scary and one big horror movie marathon. Over the next couple of weeks we'll have plenty of horror products coming your way... so sleep with one eye open...

First up is this poster for Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter by Jonathan Bartlett! Arguably the best entry in the iconic slasher series, we love Jonathan's rendering of Jason and treatment for the film. This is our first time working with Jonathan and we
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Captive State Trailer: Rise to Meet Your Legislature

"No crime. No poverty. No unemployment. The state of our union is strong." Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Rupert Wyatt's Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and the dissidents. The first trailer for the blockbuster science fiction film has dropped from Focus Features and it looks like a big budget version of the USA network TV show The Colony where the story is less about humans fighting aliens and more about how different people cope and survive in the wake of such an occupation. The cast strong and features many big names including Vera Farmiga, Madeline Brewer, John Goodman, Alan Ruck, Kevin J. O'Connor, James Ransone, Jonathan...

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Teaser Trailer for Rupert Wyatt's Sci-Fi 'Captive State' Set in Chicago

"Please rise to greet our legislature!" Focus Features has launched the first teaser trailer for an original sci-fi thriller titled Captive State, the latest from director Rupert Wyatt. The story is set in Chicago and takes place nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. The movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. It seems to be another fascinating look at the societal divide in America, but framed around the sci-fi concept of alien overlords - a bit like District 9, but set in Chicago. Captive State stars Vera Farmiga, Madeline Brewer, John Goodman, Alan Ruck, Kevin J. O'Connor, James Ransone, Jonathan Majors, D.B. Sweeney, Ashton Sanders, Kevin Dunn, Ta'Rhonda Jones, along with Kiki Layne (from If Beale Street Could Talk) and Machine Gun Kelly. I've been waiting to see something from this, and this is a clever introduction. ...
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Full-Length Trailer for Steve McQueen's Chicago Heist Thriller 'Widows'

"My husband left me the plans for his next job. All I need is a crew to pull it off." 20th Century Fox have launched the second official, full-length trailer for Steve McQueen's Widows, a heist thriller set in Chicago following four widowed women who go for broke trying to clear their deceased mobster husbands' debts. Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. McQueen co-wrote the script with "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, and put together a fantastic cast. Widows stars Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo as the four primary women, along with Garret Dillahunt, Liam Neeson, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Brian Tyree Henry, Jacki Weaver, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Lukas Haas. This looks phenomenal, the trailer will get you amped up to see it.
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First Trailer for Steve McQueen's Heist Thriller 'Widows' Set in Chicago

"In this city, you reap what you sow." 20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the new film by highly acclaimed director Steve McQueen titled Widows. Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. McQueen co-wrote the script for this with "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, and put together an incredibly impressive ensemble cast here. Widows stars Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo as the four primary women, along with Garret Dillahunt, Liam Neeson, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Brian Tyree Henry, Jacki Weaver, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Lukas Haas. This looks incredible already, way more major than McQueen's past work, way more thrilling. But we
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Time Travel and Romantic Comedies: A Perfect Love Match?

Mark Harrison Feb 6, 2019

Christopher Reeve, Back To The Future, About Time, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: join us as we examine time travel in romcoms...

Love is complicated enough without time travel. When time becomes a factor in a relationship, that relationship may be in trouble. In science fiction especially, time travel is a wrinkle that both brings lovers together and keeps them separate in some temporally devastating way.

Marty McFly almost breaks up his parents before they even get together. Kyle Reese falls in love with Sarah Connor when tasked with saving her life. Captain America misses out on a dance with Peggy Carter by getting frozen for 70 years. And, on TV, River Song and the Doctor experience their marriage in almost opposite directions.

read more: 22 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix

But, just as romance factors into timey-wimey movies like Back To The Future, The Terminator, and Groundhog Day,
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James Le Gros, Amy Hargreaves & Nolan Lyons Cast In Indie Drama ‘Buck Run’

James Le Gros, Amy Hargreaves & Nolan Lyons Cast In Indie Drama ‘Buck Run’
James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Lovely And Amazing, Showtime’s Billions) will play the alcoholic father of angry young Nolan Lyons (Boardwalk Empire) in Buck Run, set to begin filming in late October in central Pennsylvania. First-timers Nick Frangione and David Hauslein (director and writer, respectively) are making the film for Tomorrowland Production Company and Intuition Film Productions. Also cast are veterans Kevin J. O'Connor, Amy Hargreaves, Jim Parrack and Angus…
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Love at Large

Alan Rudolph goes all mushy on us, but in a good way. This loose, somewhat cartoonish comedy pits detectives Tom Berenger and Elizabeth Perkins on opposite sides of a hot case. All they uncover is one illicit love affair after another... while getting personally involved too. A quirky romantic favorite. Love at Large Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date December 1, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw, Annette O'Toole, Ted Levine, Ann Magnuson, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ruby Dee, Barry Miller, Neil Young Cinematography Elliot Davis Production Designer Steven Legler Art Direction Steve Karatzas Film Editor Lisa Zeno Churgin Original Music Mark Isham, Warren Zevon Produced by Stuart M. Besser, David Blocker, Dana Mayer Written and Directed by Alan Rudolph

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This charming little movie went nowhere in 1990, but it still pleases this reviewer, from its odd
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David Oyelowo's 'Captive' Lands at Paramount

David Oyelowo's 'Captive' Lands at Paramount
Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to Captive, starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, House of Cards). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015. Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson, the film is based on the book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. The film's screenplay is by Brian Bird. Here's what David Oyelowo had to say about Captive in a statement.

"I was drawn to this story because it beautifully illustrates how a broken spirit can be healed by an unexpected source of hope. I feel blessed to be continuing my very fruitful relationship with Paramount."

Also starring Michael K. Williams, Mimi Rogers, Jessica Oyelowo and Leonor Varela, the film was produced by Terry Botwick, Jerry Jameson, David Oyelowo and Ken Wales in addition to Bn Films' Alex Garcia,
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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman,
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Scream Factory to release Clive Barker's 'Lord of Illusions' on Blu-ray

Scream Factory to release Clive Barker's 'Lord of Illusions' on Blu-ray
Those who appreciate the various macabre and/or fantastical works of author, artist, and auteur Clive Barker are having a happy Halloween, thanks to horror imprint Scream Factory releasing the "Director's Cut" of his 1990 film, Nightbreed. And it looks like they're going to have a terrifyingly terrific Christmas as well. Scream Factory announced today that on Dec. 16, it will release a collector's edition Blu-ray of Barker's third—and so far final—film as director, 1995's Lord of Illusions. The 2-disc set will include both the theatrical version of the film and a director's cut, a commentary from Barker, deleted scenes,
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Anna Friel and Oliver Platt to Receive a Master Cleanse

British actress and all round cutie Anna Friel -below ('Pushing Daisies') has replaced Chloe Sevigny on board writer/director Bobby Miller's new comedy body-horror 'Master Cleanse'. Described as 'a soulful and humorous blend of Cronenberg body-horror and old-school Amblin' the movie is currently shooting over in Vancouver with actor and co-producer Johnny Galecki ('The Big Bang Theory') seated in the leading role. Joining Friel are Kyle Gallner ('Jennifer's Body'), Kevin J. O'Connor ('There Will Be Blood') and Oliver Platt ('Fargo'). Veteran star Angelica Huston also stars....
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The Master Cleanse: Anna Friel, Oliver Platt And More Join Fantasy Horror Comedy

Production on The Master Cleanse, a fantasy horror-comedy from debut writer/director Bobby Miller, got underway in Vancouver, Canada last week, with the addition of several cast members. Johnny Galacki and Anjelica Huston are toplining. New cast members include Anna Friel (TV's Pushing Daisies), who replaces the schedule-conflicted Chloë Sevigny, along with Oliver Platt -- did you see his marvelous performance in TV's Fargo? -- Kyle Gallner, and Kevin J. O'Connor. Here's the official synopsis for the film: After holding onto heartbreak for several years, Paul (Galecki) decides to restart his life, joining a spiritual retreat designed to cleanse negative toxins from his body. But things take a turn when Paul and the other participants discover that the cleanse releases something far greater than everyday toxins...

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