Pick Flick With Our Blu-ray Pick of the Week

Pick Flick With Our Blu-ray Pick of the Week

By Rob Hunter Plus 12 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD! Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support FSR in the process! Pick of the Week Election [Criterion Collection] What is it? A high school teacher gets mixed up in the race for class president with unfortunate results. Why see it? Alexander Payne’s biting, incisive, and wickedly funny comedy remains every bit as entertaining and relevant today as it was eighteen years ago. The cast…

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Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Dracula Fan-Made Trailer, How ‘Star Wars’ Was Saved and More

Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Dracula Fan-Made Trailer, How ‘Star Wars’ Was Saved and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: There have been many versions of both Batman and Dracula, but this fan-made retro version from Stryder HD pits Michael Keaton against Gary Oldman:   Remade Trailer of the Day: With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this weekend, here’s another sweded version of its trailer:   Film Studies Lesson of the Day: This video essay from RocketJump Film School looks at how Star Wars was saved in the editing:   Movie Science of…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: What the Ending Means for the Trilogy’s Conclusion

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: What the Ending Means for the Trilogy’s Conclusion

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens was incredibly faithful to Star Wars mythology, then Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the shake-up the franchise sorely needed. While it still has plenty of callbacks and references, and tonally is in line with other Star Wars movies, it goes in surprising directions and is unafraid to burn everything down in order to create something new. Nowhere is that clearer in how writer-director Rian Johnson handles the ending of his film. To this point, the…

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Martin Ransohoff Dies: Film And TV Producer For Many Hits Was 90

Martin Ransohoff Dies: Film And TV Producer For Many Hits Was 90

Filmways Television co-founder and film/TV producer Martin Ransohoff has died. He was 90 years old and passed away at his home in Bel-Air, according to his family. Ransohoff had a long list of film and TV credits, including The Cincinnati Kid – a film on which he fired director Sam Peckinpah – as well as Save the Tiger, The Sandpiper (with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), Catch 22,  Jagged Edge, the Americanization of Emily, Silver Streak, Ice Station Zebra, and TV…Read full story

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Mario Batali Fired From ‘The Chew’ After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Mario Batali Fired From ‘The Chew’ After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

ABC has ended its relationship with Mario Batali, the veteran celebrity chef who had been on indefinite leave from The Chew since Monday following allegations of sexual misconduct. The network today made that split permanent, even though it noted that “we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him.” “Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear…Read full story

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June Pictures Shakeup: Alex Saks Buys Out Financier Andrew Duncan Amid Allegation Cloud

June Pictures Shakeup: Alex Saks Buys Out Financier Andrew Duncan Amid Allegation Cloud

EXCLUSIVE: In a preemptive move made as rumors of harassment allegations swirl around Andrew Duncan, June Pictures president and former ICM Partners agent Alex Saks tonight sealed plans to buy Duncan out of the company. June Pictures has fast come out of the gate as a top producer/financier of tastemaker films, including the awards season contending Sean Baker-directed The Florida Project. June Pictures is also behind Book Club, the Bill Holderman-directed ensemble that…Read full story

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