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Edgar Wright Surfaces Ron Howard’s Painfully Dated Race Car Movie (Video)

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Edgar Wright Surfaces Ron Howard’s Painfully Dated Race Car Movie (Video)
Actor and director Ron Howard is best known for critically acclaimed movies such as “American Graffiti,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Apollo 13,” but “Baby Driver” director Edgar Wright has reminded us that the “Splash” filmmaker also has roots in the automobile action genre.

After Howard congratulated Wright for his “original and excellent” car film on its one-year anniversary in a tweet on Friday, Wright responded with a throwback to one of the earliest films of Howard’s career: a little-known action comedy from 1976 called “Eat My Dust!”

In the film, Howard played the son of a local sheriff who steals a racing car with his girlfriend and then faces a pursuit from his father and the car’s owner and professional racer. According to PopMatters, Howard’s role in the movie was the result of a deal with director Roger Corman: If Howard acted in “Eat My Dust!,” Corman
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Clint Howard's Role in Solo Finally Revealed by Brother Ron Howard

Clint Howard's Role in Solo Finally Revealed by Brother Ron Howard
Ron Howard has included his brother Clint Howard in many of his movies over the years, and Star Wars fans have been wondering since last summer if Clint was going to make an appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. At the time, Howard told Clint fans that they wouldn't be "disappointed," but never directly confirmed a cameo. That all changed this weekend when the director shared a picture from the editing bay with Clint Howard looking a little out of sorts as a yet to be officially named member of the official Star Wars canon.

Ron Howard shared an image of Clint Howard in Solo, while the production team was putting the final touches on the sound editing. In addition to the announcement of Clint's cameo, Howard also revealed that the movie has now officially wrapped, now that all of the sound editing is complete. Star Wars fans have
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Shout! Factory acquires Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures film library

Shout! Company has teamed up with China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited to acquire Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures library, which includes the rights to 270 films.

According to Deadline, the two companies are looking to develop remakes and other new content opportunities from the library of titles, which includes the likes of Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Battle Beyond the Stars, Galaxy of Terror, The Slumber Party Massacre, Forbidden World, Eat My Dust!, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, and Humanoids from the Deep.

B-movie legend Corman began his career with junior positions at 20th Century Fox in the 1940s before establishing himself as an independent filmmaker in the 1950s. Since then, he has directed 60 films and produced over 350, as well as helping to develop talent such as Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Peter Fonda, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme,
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Shout! Factory and Ace Film Hk Acquire Rights to 270 Movies from Roger and Julie Corman’s New Horizons Picture Library

Horror fans have had the pleasure of watching Shout! Factory branch out into the realms of theatrical distribution and original content development in recent years, and they're continuing to push forward in an exciting direction with their acquisition (along with Ace Film Hk) of 270 movies from Roger and Julie Corman's New Horizons Picture library.

In the colossal deal approved by Roger and Julie Corman, Shout! Factory acquired all North American, European, Australian, and Russian rights to 270 movies (and one action sci-fi TV series) from the New Horizons library, while Ace Film Hk picked up the rights for those same titles in China, Asia, Africa, and South America. These rights include the ability to remake, expand upon, and syndicate the 270 titles, which include Slumber Party Massacre, Piranha (1978), Galaxy of Terror, Humanoids from the Deep, Forbidden World, Battle Beyond the Stars, and many more horror, action, and sci-fi films.

To learn more about the acquisition,
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Shout! Factory & China’s Ace Film Acquire Roger Corman Library; Remakes Ahead

Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited have acquired the New Horizons Picture library from Roger and Julie Corman. The catalogue encompasses 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series. The partners plan on developing new content and remakes out of the vast roster that includes Rock'n'Roll High School, Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Eat My Dust! and Humanoids From The Deep. The deal gives Shout all rights in North America, Europe…
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Rip Bill Paxton: 1955 - 2017

Sad news out of Hollywood today to read that actor Bill Paxton passed away yesterday at the age of 61. He passed away after complications from heart surgery. A representative for his family released a statement asking for privacy and saying, “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.” Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Paxton went to Hollywood when he was 18, and found work as a set dresser for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, working on films like “Big Bad Mama” and “Eat My Dust.” His first acting role was a small part in Jonathan Demme’s “Crazy Mama” for Corman. Paxton then studied acting in New York under Stella Adler,...

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Full AFI Festival Lineup And Schedule Unveiled

The American Film Institute announced today the films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programs at AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi.

AFI Fest will take place November 5 – 12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and events will be held at the historic Tcl Chinese Theatre, the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, the El Capitan Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.

World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year; Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process; Midnight selections will grip audiences with terror; and Cinema’s Legacy highlights classic movies and films about cinema. World Cinema and Breakthrough selections are among the films eligible for Audience Awards. Shorts selections are eligible for the Grand Jury Prize, which qualifies the winner for Academy Award®consideration. This year’s Shorts jury features filmmaker Janicza Bravo,
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Tiff 2015. Wavelengths, Part One: The Short Films

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Youth On The MARCHThere are 48 individual films screening in the Wavelengths section of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The relative importance of this section, amidst the vast array of offerings in this relatively huge festival, depends on your taste in movies, of course, to say nothing of your specific objectives. If you’re coming to Toronto to try to score a hot tip in this year’s Oscar race, well . . . I feel sorry for you on a number of levels. But Wavelengths is unlikely to be your jam. Originally conceived exclusively as a showcase for experimental and non-narrative films (hence the section’s title, a direct tribute to avant-garde master and Toronto native son Michael Snow), Wavelengths now encompasses the edgier, less commercial side of art cinema. This is the first of two preview essays, and my aim is to cover everything in the section. These are the
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Review: You Don’t Just Watch Mad Max: Fury Road, You Rock Out to It

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Review: You Don’t Just Watch Mad Max: Fury Road, You Rock Out to It
If you’ve relished the Mad Max series, your heart will leap in Mad Max: Fury Road the first time a “War Rig” made of leftover car and truck frames (human skulls affixed to the grille) or a turbo-charged, weaponized jeep swerves into the foreground and then suddenly roars off into the distance at a 45-degree angle while the camera continues on its scorching horizontal track. It’s a signature move by director George Miller, who gets scary-close (he’s fucking with us) and then says, “Eat my dust.”That dust tastes damn good. The majority of sequels have no reason for being apart from sequel money, but watching this fourth Mad Max, I could sense after roughly .0001 seconds that the 70-year-old Aussie director has been revving his engines for a long, long time, itching to get back to the blacktop and deliver even wilder automotive mayhem. After all, his last two films,
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Ron Howard Interviewed By Brian Williams; A Cinema Retro Report

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Brian Williams and Ron Howard. (Event photos copyright Giacomo Selloni. All rights reserved.)

Earlier this month, Cinema Retro was invited to cover Tribeca Talks, a new live interview series that took place as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. We sent our "Man About Manhattan", Giacomo Selloni to cover the initial event at which Ron Howard was interviewed by  NBC newsman Brian Williams. Here is his report:

By Giacomo Selloni

Ron Howard is an articulate film director. So it should come as no surprise that he is also an articulate speaker. He also has a way with anecdotes, as one might expect, given the length and diversity of his career.

"I think it's wrong to think of what I'm in as the movie business," Howard says. "It's the moving image business. I think it's necessary to work in all different mediums." He also says it's hard
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Book Review: "Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King Of The 'B' Movie" By Chris Nashawatay; Foreword By John Landis

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"Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King Of The 'B' Movie" By Chris Nashawatay; Foreword By John Landis 

Review by Lee Pfeiffer

You can fill an ocean liner with all the tribute books that have been written about "B" movie mogul Roger Corman. The most elaborate so far is this superb coffee table volume by Chris Nashawatay, a long-time film critic for Entertainment Weekly. The book presents a plethora of outstanding movie posters, lobby cards and behind the scenes stills, some of which are from Corman's personal archives. They are all wonderfully presented, as this book is particularly well-designed to capitalize on the nature of the films it celebrates. So many big stars and directors had their initial success with Corman productions. In these pages you can relish Jack Nicholson as Cry Baby Killer, Ron Howard starring in (and directing for the first time) Eat My Dust,
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Rush (2013) – The Review

Vroom! Vroom! Time to strap ourselves in and wait for the green light. The multiplex becomes the big racetrack for this weekend’s new formula one, based on true events thrill ride, Rush. Of all the different pro sports, auto racing lags considerably behind the team competitions like baseball and football. as a movie setting. The 1960′s and early 70′s may have been its most popular decades with several big films anchored by big movie stars who were also big motor sports fans: James Garner in Grand Prix, Paul Newman in Winning, and Steve McQueen in Le Mans. A couple of big box office draws have indulged their need for speed more recently: Sly Stallone in Driven, Tom Cruise in Days Of Thunder, and a parody with Will Ferrell in Talledaga Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby along with the Cars films from the Pixar gang. The director of Rush,
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Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'

Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'
If you haven't already, check out Roger Corman's new subscription YouTube channel, "Corman's Drive-In," which launched on June 13. For this first month's offerings, Corman and his wife, producer Julie Corman, have handpicked 30 films from their vault of 400 titles. Included are Jack Nicholson's screen debut in 1958, intriguingly titled "The Crybaby Killer," and 1960's "The Little Shop of Horrors," also starring Nicholson. Watch the channel's trailer below. Also part of the June lineup are Joe Dante's "Piranha," 1976's "Eat My Dust," starring Ron Howard, and 1971's "The Big Dollhouse," starring Pam Grier. "Corman's Take" is another feature on the channel, with Corman telling behind-the-scenes stories about the selected films. The channel is $3.99 per month, with a 14-day free trial. Corman, a legend of low-budget filmmaking, is perhaps best known for his Edgar Allen Poe cycle of films released between 1959 and 1964 (including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Raven" and "The Masque.
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Hit And Run – The Review

Here’s a new film that’s essentially a nostalgic trip down ‘ grindhouse’ lane. Or perhaps it’s more like a gravel-churning trek to the old drive-in. The “passion pit” was the showcase for the muscle car action-chase flick genre that may have begun with the success of Robert Mitchum’s moonshine-runner epic Thunder Road. This spawned countless imitators over the last few decades with Dirty Mary/ Crazy Larry, the original Gone In 60 Seconds and Ron Howard’s one-two punch of Eat My Dust ( with the immortal ad line ” Ronny Howard pops the clutch and tells Smokey to eat my dust” ) and Ron’s feature directing debut Grand Theft Auto. The genre hit its zenith in 1977 with the monster box office smash, Hal Needham’s Smokey And The Bandit ( and its two sequels ). Well, now comic actor Dax Shepard ( TV’s Parenthood ) has decided to put his own spin ( ouch!
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[Interview] Director Alex Stapleton Talks ‘Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel’

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I was recently afforded the opportunity to talk to Alex Stapleton, the director of the wonderful documentary Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) about the many sides of the “schlock king” Roger Corman. Through a tenuous phone connection (I do have an At&T iPhone and live in New York City, after all), we discussed the process of making this film, how she got roped into doing crew on a Corman movie, Jack Nicholson‘s lounging gear, and doing interviews from the barber’s chair. The Film Stage’s questions are in bold, Alex’s responses follow.

Is there going to be a big premiere out there?

Well we had our kind of fancy premiere at Lacma [Los Angeles County Museum of Art], actually as a part of Film Independent’s series that they were running with Elvis Mitchell. So that was kind of our fancy night. So we will have on the 16th of December,
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Exclusive: Ron Howard Talks Rush

Exclusive: Ron Howard Talks Rush
We caught up with acclaimed filmmaker Ron Howard late last Monday night, the last day of shooting on Canon's Project Imagin8ion short When You Find Me. He is producing alongside his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, the director of the film. During a lengthy discussion about this unique supernatural drama, which required Bryce and her writing partner Dane Charbeneau to create an original story from 8 winning photographs sent in from people across the globe, Ron let us know that he wasn't able to direct When You Find Me himself, as originally intended, because he was knee deep in pre-production on the Formula 1 racing biopic Rush.

The story follows champion racer Niki Lauda, who, mere weeks after surviving a 1976 crash that nearly claimed his life, got back behind the wheel to challenge his rival James Hunt. We asked Ron Howard if the movie might be a return to his Eat My Dust!
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Exclusive: Ron Howard Talks When You Find Me

Exclusive: Ron Howard Talks When You Find Me
The Oscar winning filmmaker is producing this short film for Canon's Project Imagin8ion and director Bryce Dallas Howard

Monday marked the last day of shooting on the upcoming short film When You Find Me, which is being produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and directed by his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard. The supernatural drama is the result of Canon's Project Imagin8ion, a user generated contest that culled over 96 thousand photos from across the globe. Eight photographs were chosen in various different categories, and each of those eight winning images were used to inspire an original story, with a script from Bryce and her partner, Dane Charbeneau.

When You Find Me tells the story of two sisters who find their carefree lives on a farm shattered by the sudden loss of their mother. Lisle, the younger and more imaginative of the two girls, becomes fixated on the idea
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Cars 2 Waves the Flag for the Start of Race Car Movies

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The release of Cars 2 this weekend is just starting the engines of Hollywood's fast track to a bevy of race car themed movies speeding along in development.

Ron Howard is in talks to direct Rush, which has Oscar-winning scribe Peter Morgan writing the biopic about Austrian Formula 1 champ Niki Lauda who was still recoving from severe burns on his face six weeks after a fiery crash when he took on his rival James Hunt. Steven Spielberg has been looking into filming a biopic about Hunt.

Howard's Imagine is also behind the remake of Roger Corman's 1976 Eat My Dust about a teen who steals a race car to impress a girl. Michael Mann is planning to direct Go Like Hell about the battle between Ferrari and Ford once an American car won the Le Mans. Oh, and this week's announcement that Hot Wheels was going to make a Fast and Furious type movie.
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Early Edition: JLo Ready for Big-Screen Action; Ron Howard Races With Biopic; 'Puss In Boots' Trailer; More

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It's comeback time for Jenifer Lopez. After a stint as a judge on 'American Idol' and a return to the pop charts with 'Love?' Lopez is now circling two films: She's in talks to star as the female lead opposite Jason Statham in 'Parker,' the Taylor Hackford-directed action film adaptation of the Donald Westlake mystery novel series, and is in negotiations for a supporting role in 'What to Expect When You're Expecting,' the Kirk Jones-directed Lionsgate film based on the bestselling how-to guide. [Deadline]

Ron Howard is in early talks to direct 'Rush,' a Formula One racing biopic about Niki Lauda, the Austrian three-time F1 champion who nearly died in a fiery crash in 1976 but returned six weeks later to continue racing and winning until he retired in 1985. The film, being financed by Cross Creek Pictures, which backed 'Black Swan,
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Weekend Shopping Guide 5/27/11: The Little Gnome

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

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It was seen as a strident, preachy end to The Little Tramp when it originally premiered, but the years have proven what lovely political stand Charlie Chaplin was taking with The Great Dictator (Criterion, Not Rated, Blu-Ray-$39.95 Srp), released while the Us was still actively avoiding entry into Europe’s war. The new Criterion edition features a beautiful print of the film with enhanced sound, plus an audio commentary,
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