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A scary monster movie comes to Key West just as a nuclear crisis breaks out! Joe Dante’s incomparable paean to monster kid culture has finally arrived on Region A Blu-ray, with the great extras we expect from every Dante-involved home video offering. The picture only gets more charming and funny with time, from its great cast of teens to the perfect pitch of John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty’s bigger-than-life characters.

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1993 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date January 16, 2018 / 34.93

Starring John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Kellie Martin, Jesse Lee, Lucinda Jenney, James Villemaire, Robert Picardo, Jesse White, Dick Miller, John Sayles, David Clennon, Belinda Balaski, Naomi Watts, Robert Cornthwaite, Kevin McCarthy, William Schallert.

Cinematography John Hora

Film Editor Marshall Harvey

Original Music Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Charles S. Haas, story by Haas & Jerico.

Produced by Michael Finnell

Directed by Joe Dante
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The Thing's missing blow-up doll and other deleted scenes

Ryan Lambie Nov 9, 2017

Character deaths, screwdrivers and blow-up dolls: John Carpenter’s The Thing had some fasinating scenes cut before release...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Thing.

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Critically mauled on release and largely overlooked in cinemas, John Carpenter’s The Thing has only grown in stature since 1982. What were once condemned as deficiencies - its graphic gore and violence, icy tone and low-key characterisation - are now generally regarded as positives. Its simple story about a group of scientists and misfits who encounter a shape-shifting alien in their Antarctic outpost, The Thing has aged remarkably well for a 35-year-old film: Rob Bottin’s practical effects are still extraordinarily imaginative, and fans still debate the finer points of its action today. Who sabotaged the fridge full of blood samples?
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Blu-ray Review – The Thing (1982)

The Thing, 1982.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Masur, Charles Hallahan, and Joel Polis.

Synopsis:

A group of researchers in Antarctica fall foul of an alien organism that can mimic anything it comes into contact with, resulting in paranoia as the trust between the team crumbles.

Given that the special editions of this title sold out within a couple of hours, prompting Arrow Video to run out a few extra to satisfy demand, you can be sure that John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror The Thing still remains a popular title amongst connoisseurs and collectors alike. So with that in mind, does this movie really need to be sold to you? Does it need a plot analysis? Of course it doesn’t, because you already know what you’re in for when you put that shiny Blu-ray disc into your player
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October Horrors 2017 Day 10 – The Thing (1982)

The Thing, 1982.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, and David Clennon.

Synopsis:

The crew of an American research facility in the Arctic is forced to battle with a shape-shifting alien life form that is able perfectly to mimic the appearance and characteristics of any living thing it comes into contact with, including various members of the crew themselves.

For horror fans, John Carpenter is a legend. From the pioneering slasher horror of Halloween to the cult hits of Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China, Carpenter has crafted an eclectic career of numerous cinematic cult classics (and let’s face it, more than few duds).

I heaped praise on his iconic Halloween in last year’s October Horrors, and this year I thought I’d continue the trend, so this time around we’re going to be spotlighting a whole
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‘The Thing’ Video Essay Attempts to Solve One of the Sci-Fi/Horror Classic’s Lingering Mysteries — Watch

‘The Thing’ Video Essay Attempts to Solve One of the Sci-Fi/Horror Classic’s Lingering Mysteries — Watch
Thirty-five years later, questions remain about the ultimate in alien terror. “The Thing” features an ambiguous ending — what becomes of MacReady and Childs after the screen fades to black? — and a pivotal sequence that answers a number of important questions while raising another: Who sabotaged the blood bank? Collative Learning takes a look in its latest video.

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The scene in question finds the besieged residents of Outpost 31 using a blood test in an attempt to figure out who among them has been infected by the Thing. Collative Learning’s obsessive examination of this central mystery is like something out of “JFK,” with John Carpenter’s sci-fi/horror classic becoming its own kind of Zapruder film, and following along with it is almost as confusing as it is revealing.

Read More: ‘The Thing’ Making-Of Documentary: John Carpenter,
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‘This Is Us’, ‘Thirtysomething’ 30-Year Reunion, ‘The Comeback’ & More Add To Atx Television Festival Slate

NBC’s This Is Us is coming to Austin, Texas as cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and creator Dan Fogelman will be at the Atx Television Festival this summer for a panel on the hit breakout series. Joining them will be NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke and Ep Ken Olin. There’s also a 30-year reunion of ABC’s thirtysomething with cast members Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon. Many of them helmed…
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‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival
The sixth annual Atx Festival already has a slew of exciting reunions set for 2017: an “Alias” writers’ room reunion, a “Northern Exposure” reunion, and a “Designing Women” reunion are all already on the books. Now the stacked lineup is set to squeeze in two more: HBO’s “The Comeback” and the 30th anniversary of “thirtysomething.”

Lisa Kudrow, who co-created, executive produced and starred in “The Comeback,” will join fellow co-creator Michael Patrick King, cast member and producer Dan Bucatinsky, and cast member Laura Silverman for a reunion panel on the cult favorite. Additional cast will be announced at a later date, so here’s hoping Malin Akerman returns to discuss one of her best roles.

Read More: ‘Alias’ Reunion, ‘Parks and Recreation’ Screening Party Highlight New Additions to Atx Television Festival

The Comeback” debuted in 2005 with 13 episodes in its acclaimed first season. Poor ratings and a quick cancelation from
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‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Comeback,’ ‘thirtysomething’ Panels Added to Atx TV Festival

‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Comeback,’ ‘thirtysomething’ Panels Added to Atx TV Festival
This Is Us” is coming to Austin. The next round of Atx Television Festival panels have been announced, and they include a “This Is Us” discussion, Lisa Kudrow’s “The Comeback,” and a “thirtysomething” reunion.

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke will join “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, executive producer Ken Olin, and stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore for a panel about the biggest success story of the 2016-17 TV season, which recently received a rare two-season renewal.

On the reunion side, “thirtysomething” cast members Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon — many of whom directed episodes of the series when it was on the air and have gone on to direct and produce several other series over the years — will be getting together to mark the 30th anniversary of the series.

Lisa Kudrow’s “The Comeback” is getting the reunion treatment as well. Co-creator
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'Thirtysomething,' 'The Comeback' Reunions and 'This Is Us' Panel Added to Atx Lineup

This Is Us is getting ready to take Austin by storm.

The hit NBC drama will host a panel at the sixth annual Atx Television Festival, set for June 8-11.

Stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia will be joined by NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, creator and showrunner Dan Fogelman, and executive producer Ken Olin

Additionally, Olin will take part in a reunion for the beloved ABC drama thirtysomething at the festival, where he will be joined by fellow stars Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon. The reunion marks the 30th anniversary of the adult...
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John Carpenter’s The Thing

Look out: John Carpenter's chilly tale of shape-shifting chaos at the South Pole creeps back with a new transfer and two fully stocked discs of extras old and new, including the bowdlerized Network cut, just for laughs. The picture still works like gangbusters -- the best monsters are still the gooey, rubbery pre-cgi kind. John Carpenter's The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray Scream Factory 1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 109 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 34.93 Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis. Cinematography Dean Cundey Production Design John J. Lloyd Special Makeup Effects Rob Bottin Film Editor Todd Ramsay Original Music Ennio Morricone Written by Bill Lancaster from the short story "Who Goes There?"by John W. Campbell Jr. Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman Directed by John Carpenter

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

It's been eight years since
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Blu-ray Review – The Thing Collector’s Edition

The Thing Collector’s Edition

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.

Synopsis:

The Thing arrives on Blu-ray again in a comprehensive two-disc set from Shout! Factory. All the previously released bonus features are included, along with about two-and-a-half hours of new interviews and two new commentary tracks. This Collector’s Edition also offers a new 2K scan of the film print. Highly recommended.

Did you notice that The Thing movie poster on the basement wall in Stranger Things? (Of course you did.) Interesting that the creators of that series chose that bit of 80s ephemera, rather than a poster for E.T. or Poltergeist, two films that crushed Carpenter’s now-classic movie at the box office in 1982.

Sure, that Thing poster was a gun on the mantelpiece alluding
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Betrayed

Costa-Gavras sets his focus on right-wing political terror in the American heartland, where FBI agent Debra Winger finds farmer Tom Berenger at the head of a clan of murderous white supremacists. Our friends and neighbors! Betrayed Blu-ray Olive Films 1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 127 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Robert Swan, Richard Libertini. Cinematography Patrick Blossier Film Editor Joële Van Effenterre Original Music Bill Conti Written by Joe Eszterhas Produced by Irwin Winkler Directed by Costa-Gavras

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Filmmaker Cost-Gavras occupies a high roost where political activism is concerned. His most popular films 'Z', Stage of Siege, The Confession and Missing put strong values before wide audiences in the Nixon and Reagan years, when few major filmmakers would go near such touchy subjects. 1988's Betrayed is
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Lolita Davidovich & David Clennon Among Cast Additions To ‘Dr. Del’ Indie Pilot

Lolita Davidovich and David Clennon (Gone Girl) have joined the cast of Katie Jacobs and Nick Wechsler’s independently produced medical drama pilot Dr. Del, inspired by Peter Hessler's New Yorker piece "Dr. Don." Written by John Sayles and directed by Jacobs, Dr. Del follows Del Canyon (John Hawkes) as he reluctantly returns to his small hometown of Isotope to run his family's apothecary, the only source for medical attention for hundreds of miles. There, he emerges as…
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'Gone Girl' Blu-ray and DVD Releases This January

'Gone Girl' Blu-ray and DVD Releases This January
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring you to the edge of your seat when Gone Girl hits Blu-ray and DVD January 13. Based on Gillian Flynn's New York Times Best Seller, Gone Girl delivers critically-acclaimed performances from Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and the entire all-star ensemble. The supporting cast is rounded out by Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Missi Pyle.

Gone Girl - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global best seller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same
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See a spoilerific cover picture for Gone Girl's new Amazing Amy book

See a spoilerific cover picture for Gone Girl's new Amazing Amy book
Warning: This article contains spoilers some readers may wish to avoid.

By now you'll have had the chance to catch David Fincher's Gone Girl in cinemas, and you might be wondering what will happen to Rand and Marybeth Elliott's Amazing Amy book series in the wake of their daughter's exploits.

The pair (played by David Clennon and Lisa Baines in the film) managed to make - and lose - a fortune writing children's books based on an idealised version of their daughter, but there's certainly no sugarcoating the actions of Amy Dunne by the time the credits roll.

Now, courtesy of 20th Century Fox, we're getting a playful glimpse into the future with the above mock book cover, designed by artist Kirk Van Wormer.

This might well be the kind of provocative book to solve the Elliotts' crippling financial woes and replenish their daughter's trust fund!

Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike,
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‘Gone Girl’ Review

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, Sela Ward | Written by Gillian Flynn | Directed by David Fincher

When you control perception you control reality. You become a submerged rudder that secretly steers opinion to your desired location, while society is unaware that their destination was predetermined by an outside source. David Fincher’s latest film Gone Girl emerges itself in the gratuitous glory of playing with this idea. Fincher has crafted a well-dressed B-movie that takes hitchcockian thrills and adds the right pinch of social commentary. Gone Girl is a mystery thriller in every sense of the word, but it doesn’t stop there—it is clearly after more.

Fincher is once again adapting an acclaim novel, but this time he gets an assist from screenwriter Gillian Flynn who is also responsible for penning the novel.
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New Gone Girl Movie Delivered Crazy Plotline,Drama & More

20th Century Fox released their new drama/thriller flick, "Gone Girl" into theaters this weekend. I just watched it,and thought that it was quite interesting with a wicked crazy storyline, hardcore drama, and more. Its stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon,and David Clennon. In the new flick, character Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) has major problems with his wife ,Amy Dunne (Rosemund Pike) to the point of violence. He also cheats on her with a hot 20 something. So, one day, Nick returns home to find a smashed coffee table. His wife Amy is missing. Her disappearance creates a media frenzy, and his awkward behavior on camera is interpreted as evidence of psychopathy and guilt. If that weren't enough, he learns that Amy was preggers and the circumstantial evidence mounts against him, causing him to become the prime suspect for her supposed murder.
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Second Opinion – Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl, 2014.

Directed by David Fincher.

Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, David Clennon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Synopsis:

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

The morning after arriving back home after a ten day holiday, I was in a supermarket picking up the usual essentials which had all expired or gone off whilst I was away. Whilst queuing at the checkout to pay I was confronted by a selection of paperbacks all on sale at half price and, faced with the task of finding a new book to read having recently finished one on the airplane journey just the day before, I picked up Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl which,
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Fincher's Latest to Boast His Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?

'Gone Girl' weekend box office: Biggest David Fincher opening weekend ever? (Photo: David Fincher directs Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl') Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is expected to top the North American box office this weekend, October 3-5, 2014, while boasting Fincher's biggest domestic opening ever. Or maybe not — if the demonic doll Annabelle has her say and if one takes into account one pesky but, would you believe it, quite important detail. More on that further below. The $61 million-budgeted mystery thriller Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck — not to be confused with the mystery thriller Gone Baby Gone, directed by Ben Affleck — collected a healthy $1.25 million from Thursday night screenings at 2,370 sites. For comparison's sake: the Tom Hanks PG-13-rated sociopolitical thriller Captain Phillips debuted with $600,000 on Thursday night in early October 2013, eventually grossing $25.71 million on its first weekend out. Now, unlike Captain Phillips, the R-rated Gone Girl is a "family movie,
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New Gone Girl Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

20th Century Fox released their new drama/thriller movie, "Gone Girl" into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the major,top movie critics, and it turns out to have resonated quite well with most of them, getting an overall 79 score out of a possible 100 across 45 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon,and David Clennon. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a perfect 100 score, saying:" Grimly dark humor and spot-on production design buttress the captivating story and heighten the unnerving atmosphere...Gone Girl will leave you breathless and haunted." Joe Nuemaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it another wicked 100 score, stating: "Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their
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