Queued Up: ‘Throne Of Blood,’ ‘Closed Circuit,’ ‘The Butler’ and More

REIGN IN BLOOD — Akira Kurosawa’s classic 1957 film Throne Of Blood transplants Macbeth into feudal Japan, altering some elements to suit Japanese history and folklore. Kurosawa favorite Toshiro Mifune stars as samurai commander Washizu, who becomes Lord of the Spider’s Web Forest through a mixture of deceit and murder. …

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Queued Up: ’83 U.S. Festival,’ ‘Fast And Furious 6’ and More

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TIME MACHINE — The famous US Festival in 1983 took place in San Bernardino, California, and allegedly drew in nearly 700,000 people over four hot late spring days. The second of only two such events, it united the rising stars and chart-toppers of the time, from Stray …

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Queued Up: Fear Edition

FEEL BETTER NOW?

It’s hard to make violence shocking onscreen anymore, but The Purge manages to make you squirm a bit. In the near future, the U.S. government sanctions an annual night of lawlessness that allows society to exorcise its aggressive, hateful impulses in a 12-hour orgy of violence that …

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Queued Up: An Interview with Kane Hodder and New Movie Releases

KANE HODDER: KILLING IS HIS BUSINESS

While he became famous for playing Jason Voorhees in four Friday The 13th movies (the Blu-ray box set is out now), stuntman Kane Hodder has been working in film for the last 36 years. Recently he has had the opportunity to act more, including …

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Queued Up: An Interview with McKenzie Westmore; New Movie Releases

Part of the fourth generation of the famed Westmore family makeup dynasty, McKenzie Westmore returned to her roots after a decade of acting on the soap opera Passions to host Syfy’s successful makeup competition show Face Off, which now also features her father Michael acting as mentor to the …

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Queued Up: ‘Dark Skies,’ ‘The Fog,’ Mario Bava and More

PARANORMAL ABDUCTION

Dark Skies takes a different approach to alien abductions. A family that experiences weird phenomena in their house at first look like they are being haunted only to later discover that other types of beings may have designs on them. Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton play the beleaguered …

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Queued Up: An Interview with Bruce Lee’s daughter; ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ and Other New Releases

RE-ENTER THE DRAGON

It’s been 40 years since Bruce Lee’s seminal martial arts movie Enter The Dragon, the first martial arts movie made by Hollywood, became a smash international hit and changed action movies forever. It was also, sadly, Lee’s swan song as he died prematurely before the film …

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Queued Up: ‘Mama,’ ‘The Last Stand,’ ‘Epitaph’ and Other New Releases

WORST CUSTODY BATTLE EVER

Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, director/co-writer Andy Muschietti’s feature film debut Mama is a nerve-wracking exploration into parental rage from beyond the grave. Five years after a ruined businessman named Jeffrey (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) fatally shoots his wife and dies at the hands of an unseen entity …

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Queued Up: ‘Hyde Park On Hudson,’ ‘Woochi: The Demon Slayer’ and Other New Releases

WHEN FDR MET BERTIE

You may recall King George VI (aka Bertie) from the Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech, which chronicled how a voice tutor helped the British monarch to overcome his stutter. Well, the stutter is in full force in Hyde Park On Hudson, which details the …

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Queued Up: An Interview with Jessica Chastain; New Releases Including Rammstein, ‘The Hobbit’ and More

Q&A: JESSICA CHASTAIN’S DARK RIDE

By now everyone’s heard about the controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. Written by investigative journalist Mark Boal—and allegedly aided by Navy SEALs involved in the mission that ended Osama Bin Laden’s life—the film traces the decade-long manhunt for the most …

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