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WINCHESTER Starring Helen Mirren Gets CBS FILMS Acquisition

WINCHESTER Starring Helen Mirren

CBS Films announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to WINCHESTER from Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures. The film is being directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) who wrote the screenplay for WINCHESTER with Tom Vaughan.  Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) will star, with Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin and Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan …

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Film Review: The Fiendish Plot Of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “Fu Manchu’s 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu’s age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an …

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Film Review: Caligula (1979)


SYNOPSIS: Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. REVIEW: Today we are going to take a few minutes to discuss Caligula. I’m not talking about the play by Albert Camus, nor (necessarily) the factually accurate account of the madman/emperor of Rome. I’m talking about the legendary movie that we all …

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Film Review: Excalibur (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “As the title would suggest, it follows the travels of the legendary sword Excalibur through Arthurian myth, from the violent, powerful hands of Uther Pendragon, to a long-years’ rest in the stone to being redrawn by Uther’s son Arthur, who uses it to defeat the evil invaders and establish the great court of Camelot and the great Knights of …

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Film Review: Red 2 (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. When Frank …

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Film Review: Hitchcock (2012)


SYNOPSIS: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of _Psycho_ in 1959 REVIEW: To drearily refer to Alfred Hitchcock as great director is akin to stating that Leonardo DaVinci had a couple of good ideas. Not only the most influential film maker in modern American cinema, Hitchcock was a sheer force of …

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