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Abrakadabra – Released in North America

Abrakadabra – Released in North America
Abrakadabra”, directed by the Onetti Brothers, will has its exclusive north american premiere on Saturday, April 25th at “Watch Movies Now!”, one of the Youtube´s horror official channels. The actors and technical team will be there live answering questions even while the film is running. “Abrakadabra” will also be distributed in a limited Blu-ray edition …

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Abrakadabra: North American Release Details For The Onetti Brothers' Giallo Flick

Abrakadabra: North American Release Details For The Onetti Brothers' Giallo Flick
Abrakadabra, the final installment of the Onetti Brothers' giallo triology is coming to digital and Blu-ray in North America. Online you will find Abrakadabra on the horror YouTube channel Watch Movies Now! this Saturday, April 25th. Some of the cast and technical crew will be live answering questions as the film plays. For fans of the physical media Cauldron Films is releasing a limited run Blu-ray of 1000 copies in mid May. It sounds like a cool release with a CD soundtrack with music by Luciano Onetti, Behind the Scenes, Postcards with promotional artwork and more. "Abrakadabra", directed by the Onetti Brothers, will has its exclusive north american premiere on Saturday, April 25th at “Watch Movies Now!”, one of the Youtube´s horror...

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David Schramm Dies: ‘Wings’ Star And Stage Actor Was 73

David Schramm Dies: ‘Wings’ Star And Stage Actor Was 73
Wings actor David Schramm who is best known for playing Roy Biggs in the series Wings died in New York. No details about the cause of death have been released. He was 73.

Schramm was born in August 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Julliard. In addition to playing the rival airline owner for eight seasons on the popular NBC series from the ’90s, Schramm was a member of John Houseman and Margot Harley’s The Acting Company in New York. The professional theater company includes a roster of legendary alumni including Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and David Ogden Stier.

Schramm made his first Broadway appearance in 1973 with Three Sisters and
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David Schramm, Star on NBC’s ‘Wings,’ Dies at 73

David Schramm, Star on NBC’s ‘Wings,’ Dies at 73
David Schramm, a stage actor who was also a star on the NBC comedy “Wings,” has died. He was 73.

Schramm was a founding member of New York’s The Acting Company, which announced the news of his death on Sunday.

He played Roy Biggins, the rival airline owner on “Wings,” and appeared in all 172 episodes between 1990 and 1997. Throughout his 40-year career, Schramm also appeared in the TV movie “The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story” in 1990 and played Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the miniseries “Kennedy.” His film credits include “Let It Ride,” “Johnny Handsome” and “A Shock to the System.”

He graduated from New York City’s Julliard School and appeared in productions on and off-Broadway, at the New York Theatre Workshop, Pasadena Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Washington D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company and more. His theater credits include Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Face” and the 2009 revival of “Finian’s Rainbow.
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The Devil´S Tail: Shooting Begins For New Argentine Anthology Horror Film

The Devil´S Tail: Shooting Begins For New Argentine Anthology Horror Film
Some of my friends in Argentina began working on a new horror anthology flick this week, The Devil's Tail, with a wrap around directed by Taz Pereyra. Nico Onetti (What the Waters Left Behind) is on board as the creative director and his Abrakadabra star María Eugenia Rigón stars in the piece as the senior nurse.Black Mandala Pictures is producing.    Bruno Giacobbe, who was the Hombre Palido (Pallid Man) in Demian Rugna's Terrified once again lends his slender frame for the role of Mr. Moore.    Pereyra will make her directorial debut with this wraparound story for The Devil's Tail. She has worked with Onetti often, designing costumers for Abrakadabra, A Night of Horror and Asylum. This latest anthology curated by Onetti will feature short horror films from...

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Asylum: Twisted Horror And Fantasy Tales: Trailer And Posters For Upcoming Horror Anthology

Our friend Nico Onetti has been working on another collection of horror short films after his recent project A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio gained some traction on the festival circuit recently.    Titled Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales this new collection features a fresh wrap around story directed by Carlos Goitia (Onetti`s Abrakadabra and What the Waters Left Behind) which was written by horror novelists Guillermo Lockhart and Mauro Croche.    Brandon prepares to give his last stand-up comedy show. As his stories and jokes pass, the public begins to cheer up. But at that precise moment Brandon will realize that these stories have a strong relationship with his past. More than he imagines...   This new anthology will have its world premiere...

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Hopscotch

A generic spy story becomes an inspired light comedy with the application of great talent led by the star-power of Walter Matthau. Matthau’s CIA spook hooks up with old flame Glenda Jackson to retaliate against his insufferable CIA boss (Ned Beatty) with a humiliating tell-all book about the agency’s dirty tricks history. Matthau’s sloppy, slouchy master agent is a comic delight; Ronald Neame’s stylishly assured direction makes a deadly spy chase into a wholly pleasant romp.

Hopscotch

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 163

1980 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date August 15, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, David Matthau, George Baker, Ivor Roberts, Lucy Saroyan, Severn Darden, George Pravda.

Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson, Brian W. Roy

Production Designer: William J. Creber

Film Editor: Carl Kress

Original Music: Ian Fraser

Written by Bryan Forbes from a novel by Brian Garfield

Produced
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16 classic video labels, and what happened to them

Simon Brew May 30, 2017

Cic Video? Medusa? Odyssey? Thorn Emi? We track down the classic video companies of yesterday…

The modern DVD and Blu-ray market? Well, it’s all so corporate isn’t it? No slight on the releases, or the companies involved, but I don’t think anyone gets a frission of excitement when they see a Warner Bros Home Entertainment logo on a box, in the way they used to when the Medusa logo popped up. And whilst there are firms such as Arrow and Eureka keeping the flag of quirky film companies flying, there are still a few names consigned to the VHS recycle bin, whose story is in danger of being lost. Hence, this article…

Tartan Video

For a long time, along with Artificial Eye, Tartan Video was one of the most prominent releases of world cinema in the UK. In the 1990s in particular, its commitment
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Abortionist Pic ‘Gosnell’ Hires ‘True Crime’ Writer To Script

Abortionist Pic ‘Gosnell’ Hires ‘True Crime’ Writer To Script
True Crime novelist, screenwriter, and conservative commentator Andrew Klavan (One Missed Call, A Shock To The System, Haunting Melissa) has been hired to script the crowdfunded TV film project Gosnell, about Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The infamous doctor was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder for mercilessly killing babies of botched abortions who were born alive by driving a scissors into their necks and snipping their spinal cords. His practices are believed to have gone on for as many as forty years and Gosnell is currently serving a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole.

Klavan boards the project after the completion of an enormously successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which raised $2,241,043 from 26,500 donors with the help of celeb backers like Kevin Sorbo. It became the most-funded campaign on the platform within its first three weeks. Husband and wife team Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney are producing Gosnell along with Magdalena Segieda.
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‘Work of Art,’ Season 1, Episode 4, ‘A Shock to the System’: TV Recap (with Andres Serrano)

‘Work of Art,’ Season 1, Episode 4, ‘A Shock to the System’: TV Recap (with Andres Serrano)
'Work of Art,' Season 1, Episode 4, 'A Shock to the System': TV Recap. Previously on "Work of Art," nobody knew anything about “Pride and Prejudice,” and crazy crone Judith was sent home. Who will be eliminated tonight? The answer might shock you. That’s because the artists are going to be creating shocking images, as they learn within the episode’s first few minutes.
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True Or False? Screenwriter Says Hollywood Conservatives 'Have To Meet In Secret' And 'Talk in Whispers'

Andrew Klavan is a novelist and screenwriter whose works includes A Shock To The System (1990), True Crime (1999), and Don't Say A Word (2001) on which he was a co-producer. This interview he gave to the the Christian News Service (Cns) went up online today. Sure, this has long been the complaint from Hollywood Republicans. But I've witnessed the atmosphere out here becoming far less toxic for politically conservative or religious right or other non-liberal Industry types. On the other hand, it's just as toxic that this guy characterizes his liberal biz counterparts as "Anti-American". Your thoughts?
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