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Gremlins to receive 4K Ultra HD release in October

Warner Bros. has announced that the classic 80s horror-comedy Gremlins is set to receive a 4K release this October, with the film arriving on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital.

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Directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus, the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 Srp and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with Hdr and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Gremlins in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 1st.

Gremlins is a wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief.
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Gremlins Arrives on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1st

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus, the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins was produced by Michael Finnell and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

Gremlins will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 Srp and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with Hdr and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features.
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Gremlins Coming to 4K Ultra HD on October 1st

Just in time for the Halloween season (and the Christmas season beyond that), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing Joe Dante's Gremlins on a 4K Ultra HD combo pack that also includes a Blu-ray and digital release of the iconic horror comedy.

Press Release: Burbank, CA, June 4, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus, the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins was produced by Michael Finnell and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike
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Gremlins grow into 4K Uhd Release for Halloween

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Burbank, CA, June 4, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus, the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins was produced by Michael Finnell and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

Gremlins will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 Srp and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with Hdr and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features.
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150 Things You Didn't Know About the Harry Potter Movies

Mark Harrison Nov 20, 2018

Join us on an exhausting trivia tour of the movie adaptations of the Harry Potter series and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Filling in the backstory of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald is the tenth film in the franchise to date. Coming after the epic filmmaking endeavor that saw the seven Harry Potter books turned into global blockbusters, there's a heck of a lot to look at in terms of development, behind the scenes trivia, and details in the films themselves.

Just in case you're headed to a themed pub quiz any time soon, we've collected just 150 of these facts for you. Hopefully, it's a mix of some stuff you know, some stuff you've never noticed before, and something or other than will give you an edge over those guys at
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Film Review: Jack Black in ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

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Film Review: Jack Black in ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’
“Movie magic.” That expression used to mean something quite different back when filmmakers relied on practical effects to make the impossible seem possible, and not every Ya protagonist had dormant supernatural powers just waiting to be discovered. Yet another in a pipeline of vaguely Harry Potter-esque wish-fulfillment fantasies, Universal’s clunky, but not entirely un-charming “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” makes enchantment so easy — and so ubiquitous — as to feel almost ordinary, being the all-too-familiar story of an orphan who picks up some nifty tricks when he goes to live in a house that ticks.

Looking back, Amblin Entertainment — that Steven Spielberg-hatched shingle responsible for such films as “Gremlins” and “The Goonies” — may as well have defined the concept of movie magic for a generation, only to see it watered down by all the computer-generated juvenile thrill rides that followed. The Amblin-produced “House” may as well
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Barry Levinson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Diner,’ ‘The Natural’

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Barry Levinson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Diner,’ ‘The Natural’
Barry Levinson just received his 10th and 11th Emmy nominations for producing and directing the HBO drama “Paterno” which was the true story of how the Penn State football coach handled child abuse allegations against one of his employees. Levinson has picked up Emmy nominations for producing, writing and directing in the past, winning four times in his career.

Levinson began his career as a comedy writer on various variety shows in the 1970s ultimately landing a steady job writing for 72 episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show.” When that show ended he began writing screenplays and had a remarkably successful run co-writing two Mel Brooks movies — “Silent Movie” and “High Anxiety” — as well as two acclaimed dramas “Inside Moves” and “and Justice for All.” He would receive his first Oscar nomination for the screenplay of “And Justice for All.”

That success led Levinson to a feature film directing career. His semi-autobiographical film “Diner,
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Jurassic Park Turns 25 Years Old, Looking Back at the Game Changer

Jurassic Park Turns 25 Years Old, Looking Back at the Game Changer
Happy 25th Birthday, Jurassic Park! On this day in 1993, Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking blockbuster classic was released. All these years later, it's still one of the best summer movies ever released and remains arguably the best example of how blending practical effects with digital can provide something truly amazing that can stand the test of time. This is the movie that spawned one of the most financially successful franchises ever and at least one of the most disappointing sequels of all time, depending on who you ask. This isn't just a movie in many ways and it's worth taking a moment to celebrate its legacy of greatness.

I personally count Jurassic Park as my favorite movie of all time. I have a difficult time writing about it in any capacity with any level objectivity for that reason. So, I'm not going to celebrate its birthday by doing some deep dive
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The lost sequel to Good Morning Vietnam

Simon Brew Feb 5, 2018

Robin Williams was set to star in a follow-up to his breakthrough hit, Good Morning Vietnam. And it was fully written, too...

The 1987 comedy-drama Good Morning, Vietnam was a very unconventional hit movie. A war film, and a hugely comedic one, it remains most remembered, not unfairly, for being the breakout movie role for Robin Williams, seizing his moment and his day with incredible impact.

Williams, by this stage of his career, was already hugely popular on television, courtesy of Mork & Mindy. But the genesis of the movie that would ignite his film career actually lay back to even before then, in 1979. That’s when the real-life Adrian Cronauer, on whose story the film is based, pitched a sitcom based around his experiences as DJ in the Vietnam War. It got the interest of agent Larry Brezner, who bought an option on the story. But television networks
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"Star Wars" Dialogue: II. Avant-Garde vs. Classical

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Star Wars Dialogue is a 5-part dialog between Mike Thorn, Isiah Medina, Chelsea Phillips-Carr, Isaac Goes, and Neil Bahadur about George Lucas's first six films in the Star Wars franchise.Mike Thorn: Of particular interest in the Star Wars franchise is the relationship between Lucas’s avant-garde roots, and the way his experimental tendencies work with (and/or against) classicism. Do any of you think these films should be read more intently in terms of either one formal category or another (classical or avant-garde)? That is, do you think they’re “more” avant-garde than classical, or vice versa? Would your answer differ from film to film?Isiah Medina: Continuing the theme of revision, what is avant-garde can be revised as well, but I don’t think there is value in calling Star Wars avant-garde other than a provocation. It’s classical through and through. In terms of artistic movements within moviemaking,
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The Story of the First Complete CGI Character in 1985’s “Young Sherlock Holmes”

The story of the first complete CGI character comes in 1985’s Young Sherlock Holmes. By today’s standards the film and the CGI sequence are fairly simple and are easy to sort out and even see how everything was done, if you’ve done any research on CGI. But back then in the mid-80’s things were a little more simple in the technological field and the knight jumping from the stained glass window looked more like a reject from the court of the Red Queen in Wonderland. At that time though the effect was mesmerizing in a way since it had never

The Story of the First Complete CGI Character in 1985’s “Young Sherlock Holmes
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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In
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"Diner" 3Th Anniversary Screening, L.A., June 10

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By Todd Garbarini

Barry Levinson’s 1982 comedy Diner celebrates its 35th anniversary (yikes!) with a special 35mm screening at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles. A highly revered coming-of-age story directed by the man who helmed Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), and Rain Man (1989), Diner features and all-star cast that includes Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, and Paul Reiser. The 110-minute film will be screened on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Please Note: Producer Mark Johnson and actor Paul Reiser are scheduled to appear in person for a Q & A following the screening.

From the press release:

Diner (1982)

35th Anniversary Screening

Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 Pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Followed by Q & A with Producer Mark Johnson

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 35th anniversary screening of one of the best loved films of the 1980s,
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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic.
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Sicario, Gone Girl, Arrival: in praise of invisible VFX

Ryan Lambie Jan 10, 2017

The best visual effects are the ones we don't even consciously notice. Ryan praises the use of CGI in Sicario, Arrival and beyond...

Think of a computer-generated special effect, and you might come up with something big and eye-popping: a huge space battle in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Superman and Zod demolishing much of downtown Metropolis in Man Of Steel. For over three decades now, CGI has been used to create the impossible, from the pioneering stained glass knight in 1986's Young Sherlock Holmes to K-2So, the performance-capture droid in last year's Star Wars: Rogue One.

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Indeed, CGI has become such an indispensible part of modern filmmaking that even complicated effects shots no longer carry the impact they once did. Where the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park might have
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The important Oscar contender you can stream on Netflix this December

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The important Oscar contender you can stream on Netflix this December
December is such a critical streaming month. You will probably have a couple days of holiday-related doldrums to suffer through, and you'll need something addictive to view during that serotonin holocaust. Here's the best and most curious stuff you can watch this coming month on Netflix and Hulu. "Ray" (Netflix) Musical biopics always seem like stunts. They gun for Oscar cred and often get it, they give serious actors the chance to endear everybody using preexisting iconography, and if all else fails there's usually a stirring soundtrack. "Ray" fits this mold, but it's somehow much more charismatic than other boilerplate works like "Walk the Line" and "Great Balls of Fire." Jamie Foxx's appreciation for Ray Charles goes way beyond the opportunity to dramatize his gruffer moments, and I can't say the same for Joaquin Phoenix's take on Johnny Cash. I'd say Ray is a runner-up for best musical biopic of the 2000s.
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1985

1985 was the year of Back To The Future, Rocky IV and Rambo II. But what about these 20 movies, that also deserve a fair share of love?

Thirty years ago, Marty McFly was riding high with the smash hit Back To The Future, while Sylvester Stallone enjoyed his most successful year yet with the one-two punch of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV. It was an era of family sci-fi and teen comedies and bullet-spraying action, where The Breakfast Club and Teen Wolf rubbed shoulders with Death Wish 3 and Commando. Then there were low-key dramas like Out Of Africa and The Color Purple, which were both awards magnets at the Oscars.

Away from all those big hits, 1985 saw the release of a wealth of less successful movies, some of which found a second life on the then-huge home video circuit. Here's our pick of 20 underappreciated films from the year of Rambo,
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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth
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Bill Condon interview: Mr Holmes, Beauty & The Beast

Bill Condon chats to us about Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beauty & The Beast, and Mr Holmes...

We caught up with director Bill Condon recently to chat about his new film Mr Holmes, a fictional biopic of the famous Baker Street sleuth played by Sir Ian McKellen. Condon has a vast and wide-ranging career in the movies with titles like the outstanding Gods & Monsters and Kinsey sitting beside showstoppers like Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga.

Despite suffering from a bout of hay fever (your author was suffering too, dear reader), Bill was warm and friendly, and we bonded over our mutual love for the Disney animated film Beauty And The Beast (which he is currently directing a live action remake of).

How did Mr Holmes come about? Was this a project that you were keen to do?

Actually, Anne Carey, the producer, came to me with the script, based on
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Mr Holmes review

Ian McKellen plays a retired Sherlock Holmes, in Bill Condon’s sensitive film about ageing, death, fact and fiction…

Seventeen years after Gods And Monsters, an embellished account of the last days of director James Whale, Bill Condon, Ian McKellen and composer Carter Burwell reunite to tell another sensitive story about a retired great contemplating his past. This time, the retiree is Conan Doyle’s fictional creation Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), as imagined through Mitch Cullin’s celebrated 2005 novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

Layers of fiction and history stack on top of each other to build Mr Holmes, a film that flits between the 1940s and 1910s as our hero struggles to remember the details of his last, traumatising case, one that prompted his exile to the Sussex countryside.

The film presents Sherlock Holmes as a real person frustrated by the “worthless” fiction and “vulgar” fame that surrounds him.
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