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Melissa McCarthy Stars In New Trailer For Cook Off!

6 hours ago

Cathryn Michon, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Melissa McCarthy turn up the heat in the new trailer & poster from Lionsgate Premiere’s Cook Off!

Starring Michon and McLendon-Covey alongside Gary Anthony Williams, Niecy Nash, and Diedrich Bader, this deliciously sly comedy about contestants on the hunt for a one-million dollar cook-off prize hits theaters November 17th.

Reality-show shenanigans mix with the fiery-and-fierce world of competitive baking in the deliciously sly mockumentary Cook Off! As a buffet of quirky contestants prepare for the renowned Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, the heat is on to win a one million-dollar prize. The filmmakers follow them as the foodie media and celebrity judges descend on a hotel convention area to see which contestants rise, which ones fall, who will reveal their true nature, and who will find love with the contest’s costumed Muffin Man mascot.

Costarring a cast of improv geniuses including Cathryn Michon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Battle Of The Sexes In St. Louis

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.

The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that »

- Movie Geeks

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Slaughter High Starring Caroline Munro Available on Blu-ray October 31st – Vestron Horror Classics

8 hours ago

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestry Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate.

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate. A high school prank gone wrong comes back to haunt the offenders during their five-year high school reunion. From the makers of Friday the 13th, Slaughter Highincludes all-new special features, including the “Going to Pieces” and “My Days at Doddsville” featurettes, an audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten, and more! Restored and remastered, the limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Slaughter High Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Check out this video from Lionsgate about this important Blu-ray release:

There’s horror »

- Tom Stockman

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Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honor And Humanity -The Blu Review

9 hours ago

Review by Roger Carpenter

After experiencing huge critical and commercial success with the five-part film series collectively known as Battles without Honor and Humanity, the Toei Company asked director Kinji Fukasaku to continue the series. The original five films were based upon several magazine articles, themselves based upon the memoirs of an actual member of the Japanese mafia, or yakuza. The films proved to be so successful that Fukasaku essentially created a new subgenre known in Japan as Jitsuroku eiga, “actual record films,” or films based upon true tales of real-life adventures. But having run out of material with the first five films, Fukasaku would have to turn to more fictionalized stories as well as new characters if he wanted to continue the series. This three-film series became known as New Battles without Honor and Humanity and, though there have been other films in the series, these are the last directed by Fukasaku. »

- Movie Geeks

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T Bone Burnett Gets His Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame – Wamg Was There!

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A pair of Oscar winners were in the U. City Loop this morning at the induction of St. Louis-born music superstar T Bone Burnett on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Burnett won the Oscar in 2009 for ‘Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures’ for the song  “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 2004 For the song “Scarlet Tide” from Cold Mountain and arranged  songs on the best-selling Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack . A four-piece ragtime band, ‘The River Crittters’ played prior to the ceremony. Burnett’s wife Callie Khouri, who won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for the movie Thelma & Louise, was on hand as well. We Are Movie Geeks was there to snap these great pics.

T Bone Burnett with his wife Callie Khouri and Joe Edwards, president of The St. Louis Walk of Fame

T Bone Burnett was born in St. »

- Tom Stockman

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Re-animator – The Blu Review

18 September 2017 8:21 PM, PDT

Review by Roger Carpenter

Earlier this summer I wrote a review for Arrow’s release of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. I didn’t review the film itself because I assumed the readers who might click on the review already knew the film well and were mostly concerned with whether or not it was worth picking up another copy of the film. I’m going to make the same assumption about Re-Animator, perhaps the only film in the history of cinema to ask the MPAA to surrender its R-rating so it could be released in unrated form (actually, re-released).

The film itself is a horror-comedy classic based on one of H.P. Lovecraft’s lesser known works entitled Herbert West: Re-Animator. At the time of its theatrical release it was considered cutting edge in the area of gore as well as altogether outrageousness. I suspect Lovecraft, who was so adept »

- Movie Geeks

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See Blake Lively In New Trailer For Open Road Films’ All I See Is You

18 September 2017 8:09 PM, PDT

Rediscover the world with Blake Lively in a new trailer from Open Road Films’ All I See Is You.

Starring Lively alongside Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O’Reilly and Wes Chatham, this new thriller shows the unraveling of a perfect marriage after a woman regains her sight.

Catch it in theaters October 27th.

Gina (Blake Lively) and husband James (Jason Clarke) have an almost perfect marriage. After being blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car crash that claimed her parent’s lives, Gina depends on James to be her eyes-a dependence that appears to solidify their passionate relationship. She sees her world in her own vivid imagination with help from James’ descriptions. Despite her disability, the two enjoy a colorful existence in Bangkok, Thailand where James works in insurance and Gina explores life in a foreign country. It seems the only real hardship this loving »

- Michelle Hannett

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British Actress Claire Foy Cast As Lisbeth Salander In Director Fede Alvarez’s The Girl In The Spider’S Web

18 September 2017 7:28 PM, PDT

British actress Claire Foy was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s brilliant series “The Crown.”

The Netflix drama earned 13 nominations at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, including Ms. Foy for Best Lead Actress in a drama series. John Lithgow won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Prime Minister Winston Churchill .

Shooting has finished on Season 2, which will debut later this year.

It was announced last week that the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander has been set: Sony Pictures Entertainment has confirmed that the studio has tapped Claire Foy to portray the heroine in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise – based on the worldwide literary phenomenon originated by Stieg Larsson and continued by David Lagercrantz – will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm, and the »

- Michelle Hannett

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Alicia Vikander Is Lara Croft In New Poster For Tomb Raider

18 September 2017 6:40 PM, PDT

One of the world’s most recognisable heroes, Lara Croft, returns to the big screen next year played by Oscar winning actress, Alicia Vikander, and we’ve got your first look at the brand new poster. A mythical island awaits, as Lara ventures into the unknown to solve the puzzle of her father’s mysterious death.

The highly anticipated action-adventure comes from exciting director, Roar Uthaug (The Wave), and also stars Dominic West (The Wire) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight).

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of »

- Michelle Hannett

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A Fish Called Wanda Available on Blu-ray October 3rd from Arrow Video

18 September 2017 12:44 PM, PDT

“The funniest movie I have seen in a long time” – Roger Ebert

A Fish Called Wanda will be available on Blu-ray October 3rd from Arrow Video

In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves – two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin’s animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson – when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches…

Nominated for three Academy Awards and winning one for Kline’s outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, »

- Tom Stockman

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A look at Justice Ninja Style – Filmed in Missouri in 1986

17 September 2017 7:30 PM, PDT

Article by Mark Longden

I love regional genre cinema – those movies that existed in the early days of VHS and video rental stores,

when seemingly anything could turn a small profit. There are many of them – 1977’s “The Demon

Lover”, 1987’s “Night Screams”, and the early movies of Donald Farmer, among many many more. It was

with great delight when I read the We Are Movie Geeks article on the St Louis Video Society and their

upcoming showing of a local movie so obscure it doesn’t even have an IMDb page, the amazing “Justice

Ninja Style”.

This gem was filmed in DeSoto, a little drive out of St Louis in what would politely be referred to as rural

Missouri, and is the brainchild of one Ron White, an apparent 10th dan black belt in karate. He’s written a

few books, including one with the excellent title “So You »

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Eddie Munster is Back! Butch Patrick at the Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis This Sunday!

17 September 2017 6:13 PM, PDT

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for over 25 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun takes place seven times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 120 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 220 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5!

The next Toyman Show is November 6th from 9:00a to 3:00p and Butch Patrick, Eddie Munster from the beloved ’60s TV show The Munsters will be there! Butch was born on August 2, 1953 in Los Angeles California. He made his acting debut in 1961 at the age of eight opposite Eddie Albert in the film “The Two Bears”. While living in Illinois with his grandmother, Butch was flown to »

- Tom Stockman

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Bagdad Cafe Screens September 21st at Webster University

17 September 2017 6:07 PM, PDT

Bagdad Cafe screens Thursday September 21st at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30pm.

Drawn to a pair of lights in the barren American desert sky, a mysterious German woman, Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht), stumbles upon a dilapidated motel/diner in the middle of nowhere. Her unusual appearance and demeanor are at first suspicious to Brenda (Cch Pounder), the exasperated owner who has difficulty making ends meet. But when an unlikely magic sparks between the two women, this lonely desert outpost is transformed into a thriving—and popular—oasis.

Admission is:

$6 for the general public

$5 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools

$4 for Webster University staff and faculty

Free for Webster students with proper I.D.

Advance tickets are available from the cashier before each screening or contact the Film Series office (314-246-7525) for more options. The Film Series can only accept cash or check. »

- Tom Stockman

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Goodfellas at The Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

17 September 2017 5:19 PM, PDT

“One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother’s groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.”

Goodfellas plays midnights this weekend (September 22nd and 23rd) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. Admission is $8. 

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas is 27 years old, but I don’t think there’s been a better mob movie since. This movie does a terrific job showing the flash and allure of being a successful mobster (the cash, the respect, the twisted sense of family) and then the dark and dirty side – the graft, lies and ferocity. Ray Liotta’s fall is as rough as his rise is seductively entertaining (think Scarface, only a whole lot better) and it’s punctuated by brutal acts of violence.

Overall, a great movie; features an immersive soundtrack, half the supporting cast of The Sopranos, »

- Tom Stockman

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