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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Far from Heaven,’ ‘The Big Easy,’ ‘Breaking Away’

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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Far from Heaven,’ ‘The Big Easy,’ ‘Breaking Away’
It is hard to believe that the forever youthful Dennis Quaid turns 65 on April 9, 2019. His successful film career that started close to 40 years ago was perhaps spurred by the success of his older brother Randy Quaid, who had left their Texas home and became an Oscar-nominated actor (he received a Supporting Actor nomination in 1973 for “The Last Detail”).

He dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Los Angeles to also pursue a professional acting career. After a brief period of struggle, he started gaining small roles in films like “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” about a young girl’s battle with mental illness and “September 30, 1955” about the effects on a small-town boy when he finds out about the death of James Dean.

See over dozens of interviews with 2019 Emmy Awards contenders

Quaid also found work in a number of television movies and then gained huge
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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
It is hard to believe that the forever youthful Dennis Quaid turns 65 on April 9, 2019. His successful film career that started close to 40 years ago was perhaps spurred by the success of his older brother Randy Quaid, who had left their Texas home and became an Oscar-nominated actor (he received a Supporting Actor nomination in 1973 for “The Last Detail”).

He dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Los Angeles to also pursue a professional acting career. After a brief period of struggle, he started gaining small roles in films like “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” about a young girl’s battle with mental illness and “September 30, 1955” about the effects on a small-town boy when he finds out about the death of James Dean.

Quaid also found work in a number of television movies and then gained huge attention as one of the four leads of the film “Breaking Away,
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Red Dead Redemption 2's Pinkerton Agents Cause Real-life Lawsuit

Rob Leane Jan 15, 2019

Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations and Take-Two Interactive are in a legal battle over Red Dead Redemption 2...

Red Dead Redemption 2's Pinkerton agents have caused a real-life legal battle, with Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations disagreeing publically with Take-Two Interactive over the Pinkerton company's presence in the game. The characters in question are Andrew Milton and Edgar Ross, who are established as working for Pinkerton in the game.

The Verge reports that the real-life Pinkerton kicked off this legal battle by filing a cease and desist notice against Take-Two. Pinkerton felt that, despite the "clear affection" shown towards Pinkertons in the game, that the usage of the company's name was trading on the "goodwill" of Pinkerton's trademarks and "creating a false impression that the game was made by or connected with Pinkerton."

Pinkerton requested that Take-Two "pay either a lump sum or ongoing royalties," but it seems that Take-Two sees matters differently.
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Tim Rossovich Dies: Actor And Former USC/NFL Football Standout Was 72

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Former USC and National Football League star Tim Rossovich, who built a post-athletic acting career in various roles, has died after a long illness, according to USC News. He was 72 and passed Thursday in Sacramento.

Rossovich was an All-American and co-captain of the USC national championship team in 1967, remembered for star O.J. Simpson at running back. He became one of five USC players drafted in the first round in 1968, going to the Philadelphia Eagles as the 14th pick of the first round.

The lean defensive end made the Pro Bowl in 1969 during a career that saw him play for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and Houston Oilers. He later played for the Philadelphia Bell in the short-lived World Football League.

After rooming with actor Tom Selleck in college and given his USC connections, it seemed inevitable that Rossovich would become an actor. He started as stunt double in the Burt Reynolds film Hooper,
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October 2018

Hulu has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in October, including the first installment of the horror anthology “Into the Dark” as well as more of season 1 of the Sean Penn drama “The First.” And there will also be new to Hulu seasons of some of your favorites reality shows from other networks, including various editions of “Little Women” and “The Real Housewives.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Hulu appearances including the Oscar-winning “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Raging Bull.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October

Available October 1

Television

60 Days In – Complete Season 4

America’s Book of Secrets – Complete Season 1 & 2

American Pickers – Complete Season 18

Ancient Aliens – Complete Season 4

Bob’s Burgers – Season 9 Premiere

El Clon – Complete Season 1

Escaping Polygamy – Complete Season 3

Family Guy – Season 16 Premiere

Hoarders – Complete
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Review: "The Long Riders" (1980); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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By John M. Whalen

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Walter Hill’s “The Long Riders,” (1980) is an account of the last days of the legendary James-Younger outlaw gang. The film starts with a botched bank job, in which one of the gang, Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid), gets nervous and shoots an unarmed customer. There’s more shooting and they manage to get away but everyone agrees Ed’s got to go. It’s the first indication of trouble—the first sign that the gang’s best days may be behind them. The rest of the film follows the trajectory of their decline, as they attract the attention of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and make a disastrous attempt to rob a bank in Northfield, Minn.

The Long Riders” is praiseworthy for trying to be something other than just another shoot-em-up western. But it’s a movie with a gimmick
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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Milk,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Goonies’

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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Milk,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Goonies’
After a brief cameo in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and another in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Josh Brolin will make a full-fledged and villainous appearance as Thanos in this week’s blockbuster movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film is the latest in the popular series of films based on the Marvel comic books.

It was over 30 years ago that the teenage Brolin made his film debut in “The Goonies” but it is only in the last 10 years or so that he has risen to the top of the list of respected actors and become a full-out movie star. As Brolin himself joked on an episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he got everything wrong for the first half of his career and only recently started getting it right. Brolin is perhaps being too hard on himself since he has had a very steady rise in show business
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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
After a brief cameo in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and another in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Josh Brolin will make a full-fledged and villainous appearance as Thanos in the 2018 blockbuster movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film is the latest in the popular series of films based on the Marvel comic books.

It was over 30 years ago that the teenage Brolin made his film debut in “The Goonies” but it is only in the last 10 years or so that he has risen to the top of the list of respected actors and become a full-out movie star. As Brolin himself joked on an episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he got everything wrong for the first half of his career and only recently started getting it right. Brolin is perhaps being too hard on himself since he has had a very steady rise in show business and slowly
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Good-bye, Adam West / Uninhibited Revenge: Walter Hill’S The Assignment

It’s kind of hard for me to undersell the impact Batman and Adam West had on me as a boy. I was six years old when the show premiered, and it was the first program I can remember seeing previews for and *begging* my mom to commit to letting me watch it when it finally came on. Like most every boy my age in the mid ’60s, I had a makeshift costume, a lunchbox, a plastic Batmobile, the Batman TV soundtrack (I still own the original LP), and of course the comic books, which never seemed quite as captivating to me compared to the vivid pop-art energy of the series. And hardly least of all, Batman introduced Julie Newmar’s Catwoman to me, who in turn introduced a whole other set of feelings to this six-year-old– fear and sex all rolled up into one inexplicable but ooh-la-la! package. (I’ll spare you,
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Walter Hill on Controversial Revenge Thriller '(Re)Assignment'

Walter Hill on Controversial Revenge Thriller '(Re)Assignment'
If you've ever clinked bottles on your fingers while chanting "War-ri-orssss, come and out and pla-ayyyy," dressed as a member of the Baseball Furies for Halloween, watched a Xenomorph scurry around darkened spaceship hallways or enjoyed that foul-mouthed poetry of Deadwood's pilot, then you owe Walter Hill a serious debt. The 74-year-old writer, director and producer has had a hand in some of the more memorable tough-guy films and genre flicks of the past 40 years. He's the man who gave us the colorful New York gang movie The Warriors,
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Hulu New Releases: October 2018

Den Of Geek Staff Sep 21, 2018

We have a list of the new Hulu movies and shows arriving in October 2018.

Happy Huluween!

Hulu is blessed to have a name that sounds roughly enough like "Hallow." That means it's basically honor-bound to bring the heat for Halloween. Thankfully for the October 2018 new releases, Hulu is bringing us the spookies that we need. The Blair Witch Project, The Others, and Child's Play all arrive this month. And if you're looking for some more wholesome creepies, The Nightmare Before Christmas should do. And if that weren't enough, Hulu is debuting its own horror show - anthology series Into the Dark.

For those shamefully unable to get into the Halloween spirit, Hulu is bringing in some other fun film options. Galaxy Quest, Music and Lyrics, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective should help out with that.

Then of course, are the usual and typically deep TV offerings.
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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2017: #6. Walter Hill’s Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale

Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale

Director: Walter Hill

Writers: Walter Hill, Denis Hamill

Following a remarkable year in cinematic transgender representation with films like Sean Baker’s Tangerine, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, and Gaby Dellal’s About Ray, not to mention prolific public figures such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox maintaining notable visibility, positive depictions of the transgender community have marked 2015 as a watershed year. But not unlike the first wave queer theory which bitterly criticized historically negative depictions of Lgbt characters prior to the early 90s New Queer Cinema movement, Trans representation is under increased scrutiny, which results in severe cultural policing. One of the reasons we fail to see queer characters utilized in contemporary genre film is due to an exploitative history we’ve been unable to divorce ourselves from, those unseemly memories of demeaning cinematic representation. Comedy and horror were once the only ‘low
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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'

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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'
Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers
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The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked

It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.

Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.

As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.

57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense
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Hard Times and the Charles Bronson Exhibit April 1st at Schlafly Bottleworks

“I suppose you’ve been down the long, hard road?”

“Who hasn’t?”

You never know what’s brewing at Webster University’s Strange Brew cult film series. It’s always the first Wednesday evening of every month, and they always come up with some cult classic to show while enjoying some good food and great suds. The fun happens at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143).

This month, they’re brewing up some Bronson! Hard Times screens at Schlafly Bottleworks Wednesday, April 1st as part of Webster University’s ‘Strange Brew’ Film Series. The ‘Charles Bronson Exhibit’, a collection of movie paper, figures, models kits, toys, and other odd memorabilia will be on display that night at Schlafly.

No one could touch Charles Bronson in terms of global popularity throughout the 1970’s and Hard Times (1975) was his best film from that decade (my favorite for cinema,
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20 Actors Who Played The Same Character as a Co-Star

Actors who are cast in a film together often posses a certain quality or look that make them suitable as co-stars. And in this world of sequels, prequels, remakes, and competing franchises, it can be those same characteristics that also make them fitting for the same roles. Here are ten sets of actors who had played, or ended up playing, the same character as their co-star - but in a different movie (with a couple of television series exceptions):

Vito Corleone - Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro both earned Oscars for their portrayals of Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. Decades later, the two Vito Corleones starred together in the 2001 heist thriller The Score, which was directed by the voice of Yoda himself, Frank Oz — an offer they couldn't refuse, he must have made them.

Betty Ross - Liv Tyler,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Ninth Configuration

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD $29.95

Studio: Hen’s Tooth

The 1980 comedy-thriller cult favorite The Ninth Configuration is written and directed by William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist.

Stacy Keach in The Ninth Configuration

It’s the final days of the Vietnam War and the Department of Defense has set up a mental hospital for soldiers in a remote castle. To all appearances, the patients are running the asylum. But nothing here is quite what it seems. A new psychiatrist (Stacy Keach, The Long Riders) arrives, assigned to determine if any of the vets are faking mental illness. Of particular interest to him is a distraught Nasa astronaut (Scott Wilson) who aborted his mission during the final countdown.

Also featuring Jason Miller (The Exorcist), Neville Brand (TV’s Laredo), Moses Gunn (Rollerball) and Robert Loggia (Scarface) in its cast, The Ninth Configuration suspensefully (and, at times,
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Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.

A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.

Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it.
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Jeunet's Spivet to open Munich

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Jeunet's Spivet to open Munich
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious Spivet will be the opening film at this year’s Filmfest München (June 27-July 5) after Jeunet previously kicked off the festival in Munich in 2001 with Amelie From Montmartre.

Special highlights at what will be Diana Iljine’s fourth outing as festival director include the first ever complete retrospective dedicated to the veteran Us director Walter Hill, a gala evening in honour of the Oscar-winning producer Arthur Cohn with a screening of The Children Of Huang Shi, and a tribute to the producer-director-cinematographer Willy Bogner.

The Walter Hill retrospective will range from his 1975 debut Hard Times, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn, through such classics as The Long Riders and The Warriors and two films made for Us television - the pilot Deadwood and the Western epic Broken Trail - to his 2012 film Bullet To The Head, with Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater.

World premieres

Munich will also be hosting a number
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