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Justine and Jason Bateman Take the Lead

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As we continue to feature our weekly remake spotlight we are pleased to announce that we just published the Jason Batemen and Justine Bateman drama Can You Feel Me Dancing . Fresh off her lauded directorial debut with "Violet" and her latest book "Brave," both exploring social issues and norms, we found it interesting that even in her earlier creative days, Bateman gravitated to material that lifted up underrepresented people. In "Dancing," Justine Bateman plays a headstrong 19-year-old who refuses to be held back by her blindness, and when she feels penned in by her overprotective family including her brother (played by Jason Bateman), she fights and dances her way to independence. Just like in the Academy Award winning Scent of a Woman, Can You Feel Me Dancing tells a beautiful story of blindness and its power to transform other's expectations amidst the struggle for self efficacy and acceptance. The Batemans handle the subject matter with aplomb whi

MLK: Love Makes the World Go Round

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This post was originally published on (1/18/21) and updated on (1/16/22) . I am still convinced that it is love that makes the world go round, and somehow this kind of love can be a powerful force for social change. And I believe firmly that it is through this kind of powerful nonviolent action, this kind of love that organizes itself into mass action, that we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation and the world into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. Certainly this is the great challenge facing us.      - Martin Luther King, Jr.  Aside from inspiring the world with love through his own action and words, Martin Luther King Jr. also often quoted other iconoclasts to punctuate his messages.  One such quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables was especially prophetic and came during King’s 1968 appearance on the Mike Douglas Show. "Where there is darkness, crimes will be committed. The guilty one is not merely he who commits a crime but he who cause the darknes

A Guy, a Girl, and a Pizza

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Bank Robber is legit.  If ever you wanted to see McDreamy in his birthday suit, no less on his birthday, then fire up Bank Robber now! McDreamy is everything and a bag of chips (and a pizza - you'll see why) and Lisa Bonet is super legit hot in every way. And the two of them...magic. Here's the premise. After robbing a bank, Billy hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tenants for their silence. Soon the tenants begin to up the price for their trouble. It is fun, silly, and totally watchable. And did we mention Lisa Bonet is super hot? And it has a ridiculous cast: Patrick Dempsey, Lisa Bonet, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Olivia d'Abo, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Jeter, and JB Rogers, better known as the director of American Pie 2.  Say it Isn't So?! (JB Rogers fan humor). The premise is fantastic. A guy robs a bank because his gold digging girl is simply unsatisfied. Utterly unimpressed she bails anyway, so he hides out in a h

Sidney Poitier: There Will Be No Other

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  There will be no other. Sidney Poitier, "paved the way for Black actors in film," but it is all too apparent he paved the way for ALL actors and helped shaped a humanity that without him, may still be longing for such a changemaker and pathfinder. Poitier was the first Black performer to win the Oscar for best actor for “Lilies of the Field,” and is well known for saying he felt “as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.” I believe with all my heart that Mr. Poitier was as crucial in the odyssey of freedom and equality for Black Americans — for personhood — as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, as Martin Luther King Jr. A clear descendant of Douglass’s rhetorical brilliance, he spoke the words of white people but from his own mouth. His projected image begot what is now a galaxy of other Black actors. - Wesley Morris, The New York Times Sidney Poitier, born in 1927 in Miami and grew up  in the Bahamas,  rose to distinction at the outset of

Without Warning: Martin Landau, Jack Palance, and David Caruso Team Up

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Without warning 2022 welcomes Omicron which has reared its head in spectacular and overwhelming fashion. So we recommend staying in this weekend to enjoy, in spectacular and overwhelming fashion... WITHOUT WARNING . This scary flick will harken us back to a time when David Caruso, Jack Palance, and Martin Landau decided to get together and do a Greydon Clark picture. If you know Roger Corman and his legacy, you may know Greydon Clark who as a point of interest, makes Roger Corman look like Spielberg. That said, over four decades, Clark brought films to the screen like the "sexy pep squad" in Satan's Cheerleaders and excelled at exploitation with diverse diddies like Joysticks , Wacko , Black Shampoo , and today's feature Without Warning , which (and don't dare us) we are exploring the idea of remaking.  Clark's movies feature Oscar winners like Martin Landau, George Kennedy, Jack Palance and stars who were at the beginning of their careers including Andrew Di