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Trailer for the Titan/Hard Case Crime graphic novel ‘Normandy Gold’

Check out this fantastic trailer for Titan’s new Hard Case Crime graphic novel, Normandy Gold, which goes on sale April 10th… Sex, violence and corruption collide in this gritty vigilante thriller from best-selling crime authors Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me) & Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me) – who recently received a Writers Guild Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Writing’ for her work on HBO’s The Deuce – with artwork by Steve Scott (Batman, X-Men Forever, Jla).

When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder investigation, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution and soon discovers a twisted conspiracy leading right to the White House.

Said Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin:

Normandy Gold was born of our mutual love of 70s movies. The gritty look, the relentless pacing, the deeply flawed heroes and the dizzying unpredictability of films like The Parallax View,
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Monte’s Favorites of 2017

This year was a big one in the horror genre. From podcasts to movies to immersive experiences, 2017 was a banner year for horror across multiple mediums, and Monte Yazzie continues Daily Dead's 2017 reflective features by reflecting on his favorite moments from the past year.

Pure Cinema Podcast: Brian Saur and Elric Kane started Pure Cinema Podcast in early 2017. The two cinephiles, better to call them film historians, compose an educational conversation on anything and everything film with a focus on theme-driven lists. The “Tarantino” and “Life Cycle” episodes are highlights with a combined running time of over 5 hours of content. Saur and Kane are the coolest kids in film school, everyone else is just trying to sit at their table.

Suspiria 4K Blu-ray (Synapse Films): Simply stunning. Synapse released a remarkable, meticulously crafted 4K transfer of Dario Argento’s masterpiece. Every inch of this transfer is beautiful, enriching the
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‘Good Time’ Tops Film Comment’s 20 Best Films of 2017; Safdies to Remake ’48 Hrs.’

One of the most electrifying, thrilling, and funny films of the year was Safdies’ Good Time, featuring Robert Pattinson in a career-best performance. While it didn’t exactly ignite the box-office, as the crime drama is now available to stream we hoped it would spur more year-end conversation and that looks to be the case. It’s now topped Film Comment’s best films of 2017, an eclectic list which also includes personal favorite such as A Quiet Passion, Nocturama, Personal Shopper, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Phantom Thread, and more.

In related news, Benny and Josh Safdie have found a new major project. THR reports the duo will remake Walter Hill’s 1982 buddy comedy 48 Hrs., which starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. Scripting the project will be Josh Safdie, frequent collaborator Ronald Bronstein, and Jerrod Carmichael. There’s no word yet on casting or how updated the plot will be (the
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A ’48 Hrs.’ Remake Is On The Way From The Safdie Brothers

They’ve had a fantastic year with their superb Cannes break-out Good Time, which delivered one of the best performances from Robert Pattinson, and now it looks like filmmakers Ben and Joshua Safdie are to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte action-comedy 48 Hrs.

Walter Hill directed the original 1982 movie, which revolved around a cop and a felon who form an unlikely partnership to capture a pair of killers on the run. It even spawned a sequel, Another 48 Hours in 1990.

Here’s full synopsis of the original movie:

Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond’s old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies.
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48 Hrs is getting a remake

Simon Brew Dec 15, 2017

The Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte-headlined 48 Hrs is getting a remake...

Things have been quiet on the remake news front for a while, but rest assured, Hollywood is still trawling the archives for fodder. It’s now settled on the Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte-headlined mismatched partners movie 48 Hrs, where a convict and a cop are put together to catch cop killers. Oh, and they have 48 hours to do it.

The original (directed by Walter Hill, of course) is strong, its follow-up – Another 48 Hrs – less so. But now Benny and Josh Safdie (the duo behind Good Time) have been hired by Paramount to remake the movie.

The screenplay will be written by Jerrod Carmichael, Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. No release date has been confirmed yet, and it’s not clear if Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte will have any involvement at all. Our guess?
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48 Hours to get the remake treatment from the makers of Good Time

Benny and Josh Sadfie are riding the wave of success off the back of the Robert Pattinson crime drama Good Time by signing on to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte cop/convict buddy flick 48 Hours.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that comedian Jerrod Carmichael (NBC’s The Carmichael Show) will co-write the script along with Ronald Bronstein, who also wrote Good Time with Josh Safdie.

The Walter Hill directed 48 Hours was at the forefront of the R-rated buddy movie in the early 80s. It saw Murphy and Nolte play to type as wisecracker and gruff cop, who teamed up to hunt down a pair of cop-killers. The film was a huge hit at the time, grossing $79m at the domestic box-office.

With the recent confirmation of Lethal Weapon 5 it appears that the buddy movie could be making something of a non-ironic comeback. With this in mind, what other properties
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48 Hours Remake Is Happening with Good Time Directors

48 Hours Remake Is Happening with Good Time Directors
Like it or not, another 80s classic is getting the remake treatment. 48 Hours, the Eddie Murphy action/comedy that kickstarted his film career, is the latest movie to succumb to Hollywood's current obsession with making what's old new again. Though, there are some talented filmmakers behind this one. Good Time directing duo Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie have been tapped to helm the 80s classic remake for Paramount.

There's no word on how soon Paramount wants to get this remake of 48 Hours in front of cameras, but the creative team sounds like it's firmly in place already. Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, who co-write Good Time together, are handling scripting duties, with Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) also working the script. Three can be a crowd, but it's been more common to have quite a few writers on board big movies these days. Chernin Entertainment, the production company behind the
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’48 Hrs’ Remake In The Works At Paramount Players

’48 Hrs’ Remake In The Works At Paramount Players
Paramount Players is mounting a remake to the 1982 film, 48 Hrs, with Good Time sibling filmmaking team Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie along with The Carmichael Show creator and star Jerrod Carmichael and Ronald Bronstein, both on board to co-write the screenplay with Josh. The Walter Hill-directed original starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as a convict and cop, respectively, duo who have 48 hours to catch two cop killers. The pic was critically lauded and helped launch…
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Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael

Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael
Good Time” filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have chosen their next project, and it’s a bit of a doozy. The Queens-bred filmmaking duo will helm a remake of “48 Hours,” the 1982 crime comedy starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Josh Safdie confirmed to IndieWire. “The Carmichael Show” co-creator and star Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the script.

48 Hours” was an early addition to the buddy cop genre, and an early big screen success for Murphy. The odd couple comedy tells the story of a cop (Nolte) and a convict (Murphy) who team up to catch a pair of cop-killers. The title refers to the fact that Murphy’s character, a former cop serving time for armed robbery, is released from prison for 48 hours in order to help solve the murders. The movie was originally directed by the illustrious Walter Hill (“The Warriors”), produced by Joel Silver, and starred James Remar and Annette O’Toole.
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‘Good Time’ Filmmakers to Remake ’48 Hrs.’ with Jerrod Carmichael Co-Writing the Script

Since everything is getting remade these days, you may as well put the remakes in the hands of talented filmmakers. Benny and Josh Safdie have earned raves for their film Good Time and now they’ve been tapped to co-write and direct a remake of Walter Hill’s 1982 action-comedy 48 Hrs. The original starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as a convict and a cop, respectively, who team up to catch cop killers in 48 hours. Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the acclaimed The Carmichael Show, will co-write the script. According to THR, …
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’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team

’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team
Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, the directing team for the Robert Pattinson crime thriller “Good Time,” are developing a remake of the action-comedy “48 Hours[/link]” for Paramount Players.

48 Hours” was a major hit for Paramount in 1982 with Eddie Murphy in his first film role as a convict helping a detective, played by Nick Nolte, to track down a pair of cop killers over a two-day leave from prison. Directed by Walter Hill, “48 Hours” grossed $80 million and was Joel Silver’s first major production. It was also the first film in the “buddy cop” genre that went on to include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Rush Hour.”

Chernin Entertainment is producing the remake with Oscar Boyson and Sebastian Bear-McClard. Josh Safdie will co-write the script with Ronald Bronstein and Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show.”

Good Time” has grossed $2 million since August in limited release for A24. It took five Spirit
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’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers

’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers
Walter Hill’s 1982 action comedy 48 Hrs. is getting the remake treatment, and filmmaker brothers Benny and Josh Safdie – the directing duo behind this year’s critically-acclaimed indie thriller Good Time – have the unenviable task of bringing the remake to life. The original film is considered a modern classic, with memorable performances from stars Eddie Murphy […]

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Chicago, find out what it means to be young with Streets Of Fire on 70mm

Every once in a while, we like to give our fellow Chicagoans the opportunity to come see a midnight movie at the Music Box, courtesy of our friends at The Front Row. This week, we’ve got another hot one: A special screening of Walter Hill’s under-appreciated 1984 rock ‘n’ roll musical Streets Of Fire, presented in an…

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Wild Bill (1995) | Blu-ray Review

Mid-way through the 1990s, maverick auteur Walter Hill returned to the undiluted Western template mythos (something which underlined nearly all his directorial efforts) with Wild Bill (1995), a highly stylized and sometimes blatantly unsuccessful portrait of Wild Bill Hickok starring Jeff Bridges during the final melancholic days of the lawman’s life.

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Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script

Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script
As Austin, Texas, continues to flaunt its clout as a filmmaking destination, its festival calendar grows ever more crowded, with newer events striving to carve out their own corners of the scene. But one of the city’s more idiosyncratic annual fests is also one of its oldest, and the 24th Austin Film Festival, taking place from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, has remained true to its initial mission — moving the spotlight from actors and directors to screenwriters.

This year, the fest has no shortage of Oscar-contending films scheduled to make their Lone Star debuts, from “Darkest Hour” to “Call Me by Your Name” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” as well as an opening night gala for “Lady Bird” with writer-director Greta Gerwig in attendance, and a closing night presentation of “Chappaquiddick” with screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. Texas native Dan Rather will be on hand to discuss higher-ed documentary “Fail State,” and the festival
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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Snake Outta Compton’ Red Band Trailer

(Aotn)-Ok, Smt Heads, you’ve waited til the midnight hour for your Thursday Trailer fix… And the night time is the right time! The red band trailer for the craziest, new indie spoof “Snake Outta Compton” has smacked the interwebs hard. So, let’s get in on the fun!

Check the red band trailer right now: Warning: Explicit Language

Coming Attractions: And now for something completely different for Thursday Trailers!

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1 is the newest comic offering from the Horror Movie Master and his collaborators. Check out the book trailer here:

With all communication lost from a mining asteroid, space station Benson dispatches a rescue ship to investigate. What the team discovers threatens not only to overwhelm and destroy them, but could ultimately threaten all life on Earth. Vortex is the second story of John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.
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The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017

The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017
Streaming might represent the future of film, but that future doesn’t have to come at the expense of its past. Netflix, however, doesn’t seem to care. A platform so monolithic that it’s become synonymous with streaming itself, Netflix may offer a seemingly bottomless library of content, but their “classic movies” section contains a whopping 42 titles, and one of them is “The Parent Trap.” No disrespect to “The Parent Trap” — a movie so good that it was rendered obsolete by a remake starring Lindsay Lohan — but it’s not exactly “Citizen Kane.” Hell, it’s not even “Citizen Ruth.” It feels like these films were left here by accident, like someone came by to clear out space for a new season of “Fuller House” and this random selection of stuff is just what fell through the cracks.

Physical media and repertory screenings are still the best options for cinephiles,
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The strange sex scene of Supernova

Simon Brew Oct 9, 2017

Supernova is a film with a messy story behind it. And a very, very odd sex scene...

Supernova is a film that started promisingly. Originated in 1990 under the title of Dead Star, the idea – as pitched by writer William Malone – would be for something akin to Dead Calm, just in space. Dead Calm is a great choice of influence too, with Phillip Noyce’s out-on-the-water thriller using isolation expertly, as Billy Zane puts in one of his best, and most menacing, screen performances.

Dead Star was set to follow a similar idea, and that meant a modest budget at most – around $6m was cited – would be needed to tell the story of alien artefacts being brought back to Earth. Enquires were made of H R Giger, who duly did some concept art work to help promote the script.

MGM was the studio that bit, although it had ideas.
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Filmmaking Legends on How New York’s Era of Decay Sparked a Creative Revolution

Filmmaking Legends on How New York’s Era of Decay Sparked a Creative Revolution
In the 1970s and early ’80s, New York City embodied the revolution taking place in American cinema. It was brash and brutal, crude and powerful, sexy and grimey, and had a swagger that was unmistakable.

It was also a low point for the city. The Bronx was burning, crime was rising and city hall was broke. But even as respectable folks fled for the safety of the suburbs, New York became a canvas for talented filmmakers. From “The French Connection” to “Saturday Night Fever,” it posed as the setting of classic films that ushered in a new era of on-screen realism. It was the age of De Niro and Pacino, Scorsese and Lumet, talents who upended the sterile and factory-like approach to making movies that dominated the studio system.

It’s a revolution in filmmaking that’s over. Just as Times Square, the setting of “Taxi Driver,” has been replaced by a fantasyland for tourists, movies
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