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Opportunity Knocks In Hilarious Trailer For Norwegian Comedy

There's a bit of a Norwegian super-team assembled for upcoming comedy Opportunity Knocks (Norske Byggeklosser) - the new remake of one of the all time classic local pictures. Dead Snow producer Kjetil Omberg, The Bothersome Man producer Jørgen Storm Rosenberg and Fatso / Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder helmer Arild Forhlich are behind this new version with Dag star Atle Antonsen starring (and starring and starring some more) in multiple parts. The plot line will call to mind 1986 Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit for Us audiences, with its story of a couple inheriting a house badly in need of repair. The set up is a very straight forward one but the team behind the scenes here is anything but. We've been raging fans...

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Geotech pattern drilling: How could it help locate the Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island?

The Money Pit and all its associated drilling shafts have posed a real problem for Rick and Marty Lagina and the team on The Curse of Oak Island. They have drilled, excavated and dived several shafts now in the search for the ever-elusive treasure, but this year Marty is bringing in more advanced methods garnered from his years of experience drilling for shale gas through his former company Terra Energy. It was revealed in the premiere that the pair will be using pattern drilling and what was called the “geotech technique”. Geotech stands for geotechnical engineering, and is a branch...read more
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What’s the story behind the Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island?

The Money Pit is a name that pricks up the ears of every treasure hunter worth their salt when they hear it mentioned, and has attracted everyone from businessmen to future presidents of the United States. The origins of the Money Pit date back to around 1795, when a 16-year-old boy called Daniel McInnes from Chester in Nova Scotia is said to have paddled over to Oak Island to look for game to hunt. The island was uninhabited at the time and as he explored he was surprised to find some features that looked a little out of the ordinary....read more
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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million

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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million
The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly.
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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking
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Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies

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Rube Goldberg machines are deliberately complex contraptions that use simple motion to carry out larger tasks. This is a look at some of the most impressive Rube Goldberg machines in film.

Rube Goldberg was an engineer-turned cartoonist who is most famous for the animated contraptions he drew. Goldberg used engineering principles to create fun diagrams of machines which performed simple tasks in complicated ways. Most often his machines were designed to perform everyday household tasks in zany, creative ways. He used a lot of unconventional techniques and materials to create these contraptions.

Due to the fun nature of Goldberg’s animated and real-world creations, it is no surprise that he has had an impact on film. Since film is a visual medium in motion, it is actually the perfect way for Goldberg’s unique machines to come alive. This is a look at some of the best Rube goldberg-inspired machines,
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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Make Homeowners Earn Their Sledgehammer Moment in New By Design

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Make Homeowners Earn Their Sledgehammer Moment in New By Design
The first swing of the sledgehammer is a right of passage for homeowners on any TV makeover show.

But in an exclusive clip of Saturday’s episode of Nate & Jeremiah By Design, hosts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent make sure the couple know the real meaning of “demo day” before they crash through any drywall.

Related: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on the Importance of Being ‘Two Gay Dads’ on Home Makeover TV: ‘We Believe in Opening Up the Doors’

“Never pick up a sledgehammer unless you have a plan,” says Berkus, 45, preaching the tenets of responsible home renovation. The
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The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film

You could argue that Tom Hanks had Oscar acting ability as Uncle Ned on Family Ties but then you’d be lying to yourself. You could say there were hints of his greatness even before that in Bosom Buddies but you’d be lying to yourself then too. How about Bachelor Party? Nope. The Money Pit? Splash? These were all good movies and I think we’d all agree that Hanks was great in all of them but at what point did he transform from comedy into the guy you see today? Many say that Hanks really showed how good an actor he

The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film
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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

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Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth.

Liam Neeson- Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2,
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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Save a Family from a Renovation Nightmare in New Show: ‘There Was No Light at the End of the Tunnel’

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Save a Family from a Renovation Nightmare in New Show: ‘There Was No Light at the End of the Tunnel’
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent‘s new show may not have “extreme” in the title, but its an apt description of the homeowners’ circumstances in the very first episode, airing April 8.

“They had started a renovation that was supposed to take four months,” Berkus, 45, tells People. “A year later they were living out of their garage with two boys under 10, cooking on a hotplate that was sitting on top of their washer and dryer.” The desperate clients featured on the premiere of the decorating couple’s new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design, more than fit the series’ modus operandi: saving
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Will You be Reading Tom Hanks’ Collection of Short Stories?

Tom Hanks has been dominating Hollywood for nearly 30 years now. What began as a television career characterized by dressing as a woman in Bosom Buddies, to taking that comedic talent to the big screen in films like Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, and even Splash, became one of the biggest acting success stories in all of Hollywood. I personally think it was the movie “Big” that truly got him on the path to greatness. While that film in and of itself was a “comedy,” you could see the dramatic Hanks coming out. Then, not too many years later he

Will You be Reading Tom Hanks’ Collection of Short Stories?
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Laginas drill for original Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island

This week on The Curse of Oak Island, the brothers focus their search back on the Money Pit area. The Money Pit is pretty much the source well for all the various legends and rumors of treasure in respect of Oak Island and this week the Lagina brothers decide to focus on not just boring in that area but actually digging into the original pit. They find some remains that they reckon date back to the 16th century, but nothing is ever quite what it seems on Oak Island so it remains to be seen if this find is in any...read more
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When Maureen Stapleton Became Our Grandmother Forever

35 years ago, the actress sang the body electric.

The handful of actresses I associate with motherhood include ’80s movie and TV staples Dee Wallace, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Joanna Kerns, Judith Light, and Meredith Baxter. They were the ones that comforted me when I was a kid. But when it comes to images of grandmothers, only one woman comes to mind: Maureen Stapleton.

On January 17, 1982, Stapleton was only 55 years old. She had three Academy Award nominations under her belt and was about to receive her fourth. She would win that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the end of March for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds. But on this particular night, she was on television in the title role of The Electric Grandmother.

The Emmy-nominated NBC special, part of the network’s Peacock Theatre, was co-written by Ray Bradbury based on his 1962 Twilight Zone episode “I Sing the Body Electric,” the
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Diving the Money Pit for treasure on The Curse of Oak Island

This week on The Curse of Oak Island, the Lagina brothers search the infamous Money Pit for treasure. They are back in the Money Pit and when they drill down to 171 feet it suddenly drops to 178 feet and keeps dropping, indicating a cavity. A small piece of grey metal is found in the pit and looks for all the world like a tiny model of Oak Island. The team then sends down their diver, who descends to the murky depths and reaches the chamber at the bottom, but what will he find? The Money Pit is a legend in itself and perhaps the main...read more
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Off The Shelf – Episode 100 – Our Favorite Home Video Releases of All Time

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 9th, 2016.

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Episode Notes & Links Follow-up Star Wars The Force Awakens 3D Blu-ray The Thing delayed Olive Signature releases in October News Arrow Releases Criterion’s November line-up Twilight Time Sale / American Buffalo Oop Plain Archive Old Boy Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Links to Amazon The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension Beethoven The ’Burbs The Dream Team Elvis The Great Outdoors Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Microwave Massacre The Money Pit Patch Adams Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Our Top Five Home Video Releases

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Bambi / Fantasia Seven Samurai / Qatsi Trilogy / Metropolis Ultimate Matrix / Blade Runner / Alien Anthology / Star Wars Cosmos The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition set

Deadwood,
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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron
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No Stranger Than Love Review

Early on in No Stranger Than Love, something immediately seems off about the town inhabited by small-town schoolteacher Lucy Sherrington (Alison Brie). In a dynamic reminiscent of There’s Something About Mary, everyone in town seems to be in love with girl-next-door Lucy, and director Nick Wernham’s film — which marks his directorial feature debut — clearly establishes a whimsical, offbeat tone right from the start.

As it turns out, the squeaky-clean Lucy is on the verge of having an affair with fellow teacher (and married man) Clint Coburn (Colin Hanks). However, that rendezvous is cut short when a bottomless hole suddenly appears in Lucy’s living room, trapping Clint deep within the abyss. Making matters worse, a mysterious stranger (Justin Chatwin) arrives in town soon thereafter on a potentially dangerous mission to find Clint. Hilarity ensues, as Lucy must find a way to rescue Clint and keep both their reputations intact.
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Film Junk Podcast Episode #568: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

0:00 – Intro 8:45 – Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 45:50 – Headlines: Ghostbusters Day, Daniel Craig Undecided About Next Bond Movie + Casting Rumours 59:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Great Outdoors, The Money Pit, Alice in Wonderland, Witness to Murder, The Wrong Man, Letter Never Sent, Neighbors 2: […]
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Off The Shelf – Episode 88 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 3rd 2016.

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Follow-Up FilmStruck Follow-up: Mad Max, regions Over the Garden Wall deal News Criterion: Cat People Shout Factory: Shout Selects: Buckaroo Banzai, John Carpenter’s Elvis Scream Factory: Session 9, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Kino Lorber: The Laughing Policeman, 100 Rifles, Wolf Lake Warner Home Video: McQ, Chisum, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Warner Archive: Love Me or Leave Me Universal: The Great Outdoors, The ‘Burbs, The Dream Team, The Money Pit (Bb exclusive?) Olive Films: July Titles 88 Films: Retroactive, Short Night of Glass Dolls, The Perfume of the Lady in Black Scorpion Releasing – City on Fire, + Truck Stop Women and Cheerleaders Wild Weekend to be sold through Diabolik & Code Red’s Sites Links to Amazon Airwolf – The
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Film Nerd 2.0: When kids ask hard questions about history, does Hollywood help or hurt?

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Film Nerd 2.0: When kids ask hard questions about history, does Hollywood help or hurt?
“I want to be in the Army.” That statement prompted a frantic phone call from my ex-wife, and an entire series of conversations. It also inspired a very particular screening of a very particular film, one in a series of recent screenings that have spoken to Toshi’s developing interests in both history and Hollywood. While movies are very important to Toshi, they are less important than Allen, and I suspect there will come a time where I lose Allen to other interests. That’s fine with me. Whatever he’s interested in and excited by, I’ll encourage him. Right now, his interests are more in games and puzzles and building things. Minecraft is pretty much the perfect intersection of all of Allen’s energies. As a result, when I am picking things that we’re all going to watch together, I find myself going mainstream and populist and easy.
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