Cult Films

Awesome! “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” Comes to the Criterion Collection This Week!

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Point to ponder: Is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the best teen movie of all time? Personally I think it is, and it’s also one of the best comedies of the 1980s…if not all time. Adapted from Cameron Crowe’s book…

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This Week’s New Releases Include “Another Thin Man” and “Each Dawn I Die”

Another Thin Man

This week’s new Blu-ray and DVD offerings are the perfect snapshot of the diversity of the moviegoing experience. Making their home video debuts this week are are assortment of favorites — both classic and contemporary — from the Warner Archive…

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It’s Alien Day, So Share Your Thoughts On the Sci-Fi Franchise with Us

  Today marks that chest-burstingist of all Internet holidays, Alien Day! This celebration of 20th Century Fox’s landmark 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien and its various sequels/prequels/spin-offs. (The event takes its date from LV426, which also happens to be the classification…

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Movie Trailer of the Day: Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Yesterday, songwriting great Jim Steinman — known for his hugely successful collaborations with everyone from Meatloaf to Celine Dion — died at the age of 73. Steinman’s career often brushed up against motion pictures, providing songs for Footloose (“Holding out…

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“Damn Yankees,” “Promising Young Woman,” and More of This Week’s New Releases!

Damn Yankees

This week’s new releases include everything from classics from the Warner Archive Collection making their Blu-ray debut to recent films, be it critically acclaimed releases of flicks that seem destined for cult status. Here’s a look at the titles that…

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A Salute to the Funky Theme Song from “Friday the 13th: Part III”

 Chh-chh-chh! Dance-dance-dance? My personal favorite of all the Friday the 13th films was 1982’s Friday the 13th: Part III. Originally released in 3D — which afforded viewers in the theater the opportunity to have the film’s thrills (and the occasional…

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