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My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

Blu ray

Warner Archive

1982/ 1.85:1 / 92 min.

Starring Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Joe Bologna

Directed by Richard Benjamin

Nat King Cole’s shimmering version of Stardust, Rockefeller Plaza surrounded by wide-brimmed hats and two-toned Buicks – the first three minutes of My Favorite Year invoke the past with such ease that Proust might applaud.

Sentimental as they are, the sights and sounds of 1954 foreshadow something more significant in the zeitgeist – the era when television was on the rise and Hollywood’s star system was headed in the opposite direction.

Richard Benjamin’s 1982 comedy opens with the camera gliding by the sleek deco marquee of Radio City Music Hall where Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was the summer showcase – on Broadway the Rivoli was flogging the “right at you” thrills of House of Wax. One film in CinemaScope and four track stereo, the other in 3-D – each designed to lure
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An Old Story Can’t Find A New Angle In “The Amityville Murders”

There’s a reason that this particular story keeps getting told over and over again. A family, seemingly perfect, that up and butchers themselves? Yeah, that’s fascinating. Whether it’s because of demonic forces or (more likely) just your garden variety insanity, there’s something there that makes for potentially strong horror filmmaking. Alas, that’s rarely the case, and this week’s new offering, The Amityville Murders, does nothing to reverse the trend. It avoids being outwardly terrible, but still ends up bland, unremarkable, and among the least interesting releases of 2019 so far. The movie is an origin story, telling the tale of the first killings that inspired this urban legend. As the official plot synopsis states: “On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that “voices” in the house commanded him to kill.
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New Poster For The Amityville Murders Teases A Haunting True Story

The Amityville franchise has brought us a whopping 18 installments to date. Inspired by the critical and financial success of 1979’s The Amityville Horror (which still stands as one of the most commercially successful independent movies ever produced), we’ve been seeing various, remakes and reboots for decades now, but none of them have been able to reach the same level as the original.

The most recent effort was the dreadful Amityville: The Awakening – you can read our review here – and though it was a pretty dull and uninspired watch, the series will soldier on next year with The Amityville Murders. Like its predecessor, it doesn’t look like it’ll be able to return this once bankable franchise to its former glory, but fans of the series will no doubt be keen to check it out and to drum up some excitement, we’ve now got a new poster to feast on.
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Watch the Trailer for The Amityville Murders

  • DailyDead
With The Amityville Murders getting a North American release on February 8th, we now have a look at the official trailer, which follows the events that took place prior to the Lutz family moving in:

"Skyline Entertainment has set a date for the North American release of the highly anticipated horror film The Amityville Murders from writer/director Daniel Farrands. The film stars John Robinson (“Elephant”), Chelsea Ricketts (“Crooked Arrows”), Diane Franklin (“Better Off Dead”), Paul Ben-Victor (“Daredevil”), Lainie Kazan (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and Burt Young (“Rocky”). Skyline Entertainment will release the film in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Feb. 8, 2019. The announcement was made today by Skyline CEO Jim Jacobsen.

“We are really excited about this title,” said Jacobsen. “As a new company, we look for films with big brand recognition and a built-in audience. Fans will not be disappointed as Dan Farrands and the team knocked
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Official Trailer for Unnecessary Horror Prequel 'The Amityville Murders'

"What've we done!?" "We awakened them." Skyline has released a new official trailer for the horror prequel The Amityville Murders, written and directed by filmmaker Daniel Ferrands. This is yet another horror movie in the never-ending Amityville series, and it looks just as forgettable as most of the other films. Did Amityville: The Awakening ever get released? It was shelved for years and never even saw the light of day. Anyway. This one takes us back to the beginning. On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took his rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed "voices" in the house told him to kill. This is their story. Starring John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Diane Franklin, Paul Ben-Victor, Lainie Kazan, and Burt Young. This film looks about as bland and redundant as expected. Here's the official trailer (+ posters) for Daniel Farrands' The Amityville Murders,
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Haunting New Trailer For The Amityville Murders Creeps Online

The Amityville franchise has racked up a whopping 18 installments to date (seriously). Inspired by the critical and financial success of 1979’s The Amityville Horror (which is still one of the most commercially successful indie movies ever), various filmmakers have been churning out sequels, remakes and reboots for decades now, but none of them have quite reached the same level as the original.

The most recent was the dreadful Amityville: The Awakening – you can read our review here – and though it was hardly very memorable or even enjoyable, the series will soldier on next year with The Amityville Murders. Admittedly, it doesn’t look to be doing very much to turn this once bankable franchise’s fortunes around, but a new trailer has debuted today and you can check it out up above.

Set to bring us a fictionalized account of the events leading up to the night Ronald DeFeo, Jr.
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New Photo And Release Date Revealed For The Amityville Murders

The Amityville haunting has been the subject of an endless parade of films dating back to 1979’s The Amityville Horror, but what’s less common to see is a whole movie dedicated to the tragedy that preceded this alleged case of paranormal activity. That’s where The Amityville Murders comes in, with the film set to offer a fictionalized account of the events leading up to the night Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered his family with a high-powered rifle – a crime he later claimed to have committed after hearing voices in the house plotting against him.

The feature will be released by Skyline Entertainment, who’ve just shared a new photo from the movie, in which John Robinson (Elephant) can be seen brandishing his gun in the role of DeFeo. The unveiling came with a statement from Skyline CEO Jim Jacobsen, who praised writer-director Daniel Farrands for his work:

“We are really excited about this title.
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First Look at The Amityville Murders, Release Date Announced

The Amityville haunting has captivated lovers of supernatural lore for years. There have been plenty of movies that delve into the history of this iconic real-life haunted house. But the murders that happened before the ghosts showed up have only been teased on screen. Until now. From Skyline Entertainment comes The Amityville Murders. Today we have a first look at this frightening true crime thriller, along with the official release date.

Skyline Entertainment has set a date for the North American release of the highly anticipated horror film The Amityville Murders from writer/director Daniel Farrands. The film stars John Robinson (Elephant), Chelsea Ricketts (Crooked Arrows), Diane Franklin (Better Off Dead), Paul Ben-Victor (Daredevil), Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Burt Young (Rocky). Skyline Entertainment will release the film in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Feb. 8, 2019. The announcement was made today by Skyline CEO Jim Jacobsen. He says this about the release.
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Film News Roundup: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Set for Advance Screenings to Support Aclu

  • Variety
In today’s film news roundup, “On the Basis of Sex” will raise funds for the Aclu, Jon M. Chu has a USC scholarship fund named after him, and “The Amityville Murders” gets a release date.

Fundraiser

Gathr Films, Focus Features, and Participant Media have set Jan. 9 screenings for “On the Basis of Sex” at 500 theaters with the opportunity for ticket buyers to contribute to the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project.

The movie stars Felicity Jones as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Armie Hammer as her husband, Martin Ginsburg. It opens in limited release on Dec. 25 and goes wide on Jan. 11.

Ginsburg helped co-found the Women’s Rights Project in 1972. She successfully argued before the Supreme Court in 1975 that a widower denied his wife’s survivor benefits under Social Security violated the right to equal protection secured by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth
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Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial

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Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial
Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of half a century who was a high-profile member “The Walking Dead” cast, was remembered warmly at memorial ceremonies Saturday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Wilson died at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia on Oct. 6. The premiere episode of the ninth season of “The Walking Dead” aired the next day and was dedicated to Wilson’s memory.

The Walking Dead” cast members Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Greg Nicotero spoke at Saturday’s event along with director Ernest Dickerson. Gurira recalled in her speech that Wilson went out of his way to make her feel comfortable on her first day when she joined the cast of “The Walking Dead” in its third season.

“Scott made me feel like part of the family as soon as I met him,” she said. “He also taught me to how to smoke a cigar.
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Screamfest 2018 Reveals First Wave of Films, Announces Lin Shaye as Festival Ambassador

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Returning for its 18th year this October is Hollywood's Screamfest Horror Film Festival, a celebration of horror cinema's past, present, and future. Back in May, we teamed up with Screamfest for a 10th anniversary screening of Gregg Bishop's Dance of the Dead, and now we're thrilled to share the first wave of programming for this year's festival, as well as the exciting news that Lin Shaye will be the festival's 2018 ambassador!

Taking place October 9th–18th at Tcl Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, Screamfest's first wave of programming includes Padraig Reynolds' Open 24 Hours, Daniel Robbins' Pledge, Timothy Woodward Jr.'s The Final Wish, a 10th anniversary screening of Toby Wilkins' Splinter, and much more!

You can read the official announcement below, visit Screamfest's website for more information, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more Screamfest news!

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – September 25, 2018 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival,
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Fuller House Is Expanding [Spoiler]'s Family Tree in Season 4

Danny Tanner isn’t the only parent relocating to San Francisco in Fuller House‘s fourth season. Maria Canals-Barrera — best known for starring on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as ABC’s tragically short-lived Cristela — will appear in an upcoming episode of the Netflix comedy, playing the mother of Fernando Hernandez-Guerrero-Fernandez-Guerrero, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Unfortunately, that’s all we know about her character at the moment. Frankly, we don’t know even know which of Fernando’s many hyphenated last names she’s responsible for. Given that Kimmy is currently pregnant, however, our guess is
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Tab Hunter Dies: ‘Damn Yankees’ Hollywood Heartthrob Was 86

Tab Hunter Dies: ‘Damn Yankees’ Hollywood Heartthrob Was 86
Tab Hunter, the 1950s epitome of the blond Hollywood heartthrob and teen icon pin-up, whose career included early A-list fare like Damn Yankees! and Battle Cry to later (much later) cult classics Polyester, Lust in the Dust, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and authorship of a memoir in part describing his life as a closeted gay movie star, has died. He was 86.

Hunter came out as gay with his 2005 autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star – later the basis for Jeffrey Schwarz’ 2015 Netflix documentary Tab Hunter Confidential – clearing up longstanding Hollywood rumors that. Since his ’80s resurgence in the John Waters and Paul Bartel films costarring Divine, Hunter had relaxed into a more self-amused, even self-deprecating attitude about the vast chasm between the man born Arthur Gelien in 1931 and the teen idol manufactured and rechristened Tab Hunter by Henry Willson, the agent behind such creatively named Hollywood hunks as Rock Hudson,
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Fuller House Reuniting Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man in Season 4

Fuller House Reuniting Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man in Season 4
The upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s Fuller House sends the She-Wolf Pack on a high seas adventure where they encounter another group of TV legends.

In the episode, which tapes this week, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) mix things up by planning a girls night out — only to discover they’ve accidentally booked themselves on a senior citizens dinner cruise.

Naturally, the ladies encounter a colorful assortment of characters on board, including a pair of ex spouses played by Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, TVLine has learned exclusively. The former owners of a detective agency,
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Garlic And Gunpowder: Poster And Trailer Premiere For Indie Action Comedy

We are premiering the poster and trailer for the very indie action comedy movie Garlic & Gunpowder. Harrison Smith's (Camp Dread and Zombie Killers: Elephants Graveyard) small budget action comedy was picked up for distribution by Global Digital Releasing.    This particular film has many stars of old in it. There is Michael Madsen and Vivica A. Fox right there. Also, they do not point him out specifically but Martin 'Sweep the leg' Kove is also in this. That is worth the price of admission alone, right?   Global Digital Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to the slapstick Action-Comedy Garlic And Gunpowder starring Steven Chase, James Duvall, Lainie Kazan, Judy Tenuta, Martin Kove, Dean McDermott, Felissa Rose, Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen. The film...

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‘The Amityville Murders’ Trailer Comes Alive at 3:15 a.m.

Director Daniel Farrands just released the first ever trailer for his prequel story The Amityville Murders: A Haunting on Long Island, which stars Paul Ben-Victor, Lainie Kazan, Chelsea Ricketts, John Robinson, and Diane Franklin (who also starred in the original sequel, Amityville Horror II: The Possession). In the new film, being sold by CineTel Films: “On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald […]
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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Mom Lainie Kazan Cuts Deal in Shoplifting Case

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Lainie Kazan's not going to jail for pulling the ol' five-finger discount at a supermarket, but she will have to attend a support group for petty thieves. The L.A. City Attorney tells TMZ the mom from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" has accepted an offer to participate in the Neighborhood Justice Program. Attendees discuss their crimes and take responsibility ... instead of going to court or pleading guilty. We broke the story ... Kazan was
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Kwamina, Applause, and More

Looking back at Cole Porter's Happy New Year. The joys of resolutions. Discussing Applause and the length of those songs. Fangirling on social media. Saraving Under The Influence. The backstage saga of Kwamina. Richard Adler and Sally Anne Howes have some 'creative differences.' Party lines are not so fun. Finding a Law and Order with a laugh track. Charlotte Rae wants to love Little Miss Pioneer. Lainie Kazan gets dumped for Katherine Helmond while Jean Stapleton stands by. George S. Irving sings a solo and 142 Tickets on the Aisle.
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Star Lainie Kazan Didn't Shoplift, Her Lawyer Says

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Star Lainie Kazan Didn't Shoplift, Her Lawyer Says
My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Lainie Kazan is not a shoplifter, her lawyer says.

Despite reports that she was caught stealing groceries from a supermarket on Christmas Eve, the actress’s attorney Mark Werksman tells People, “Lainie Kazan is not a shoplifter or a thief.”

In addition to allegedly leaving a Gelson’s grocery store without paying for $180 worth of items, TMZ reports that Kazan, 77, had tried to shoplift from the same Los Angeles-area store at least twice in the past.

But Werksman says Kazan has never “left a Gelson’s store without paying for her groceries.”

He adds,
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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Star Lainie Kazan’s Lawyer Responds After Shoplifting Arrest: ‘This Was A Misunderstanding’

Actress and singer Lainie Kazan found herself under arrest for shoplifting on Sunday after attempting to walk out of a Los Angeles-area supermarket with nearly $200 worth of groceries — without paying for them. As TMZ reports, the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star, 77, allegedly filled reusable shopping bags with approximately $180 worth of […]
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