Veteran movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis passed away Wednesday night. The acclaimed Italian producer was 91. You might not know who Dino De Laurentiis is, but if you grew up watching 80s genre films, then you’ve probably seen his name before, countless times.
Of course, if you weren’t an uber-movie-geek with an endless capacity for useless information, then you might not be so quick to recall all the films that opened with, “Dino De Laurentiis Presents,” and the wave of giddy fanboy glee that followed. Continue reading
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Tagged Army of Darkness, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Blue Velvet, Brigitte Nielsen, Bruce Campbell, Cannon Group, Charles Bronson, Conan the Barbarian, David Cronenberg, Death Wish, Dino De Laurentiis, Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Federico Fellini, King Kong, King Kong Lives, La Strada, Maximum Overdrive, Nights of Cabiria, Orca, Red Sonja, Sam Raimi, Serpico, Stephen King, Sylvester Stallone, The Dead Zone
So far I’ve found 2010 to be a rather dull year at the multiplex, and the summer slate even more uninspired. It’s a tired complaint but it feels like everything being released is based on something else, be it a sequel, TV show, comic book, comic strip, video game or remake. Don’t get me wrong, there are some original ideas out there, as Adam’s review has pointed out (or anyone anticipating Inception can attest) but they are few and far between during the blockbuster season. Continue reading
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Tagged 12 Monkeys, King Kong, Little Shop of Horrors, Ocean's 11, Oscar, Scarface, The Blob, The Departed, The Karate Kid, The Thing, True Lies