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    Trailers from Hell: Roger Corman Talks Chilly Details of Making His Indie War Film 'Ski Troop Attack'

    All This and World War II! continues at Trailers from Hell, with B-movie legend Roger Corman introducing "Ski Troop Attack." He describes the details of shooting this indie war picture for his non-union production company The Filmgroup on location in snowbound Deadwood, South Dakota.

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    Weapons, Explosions And Excessive Nudity! 5 Exploitation Movies That Paved The Way For 'Machete Kills'

    Some movies make references to other films, and some movies are nothing but references to other films. "Machete Kills" is one of these movies. Robert Rodriguez's endlessly winking sequel to his 2010 action epic "Machete" (itself an elongated version of a fake trailer he made for his collaboration wi...

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    Joe Dante's Long-Gestating Roger Corman Biopic Heads Toward Production--without Tarantino (UPDATE)

    Joe Dante's long-gestating biopic on B-movie legend Roger Corman, "The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes," may finally be headed toward production. Per the Dissolve, Corman himself is set to make a cameo in the film.

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Racial Violence In 'The Intruder' At BAMcinématek's Cinema Of The Civil Rights Movement

    Starting today, Tuesday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 28, BAMcinématek presents A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement, a 40-film series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, culled from 28 private film and television archives, collectors, studios, ...

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    Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'

    If you haven't already, check out Roger Corman's new subscription YouTube channel, "Corman's Drive-In," which launched on June 13. For this first month's offerings, Corman and his wife, producer Julie Corman, have handpicked 30 films from their vault of 400 titles. Included are Jack Nicholson's scre...

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    Nicolas Cage Says 'I Am Wrath' With William Friedkin Is Not Happening, Reveals Dream Project With Roger Corman

    While his decision making process still remains somewhat inscrutable, the undeniably talented Nicolas Cage always defies expectation. Undoubtedly, we're excited for his pairing with David Gordon Green on the thriller "Joe," which the director told us at Sundance was "a slow-burn, ...

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    Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

    People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and f...

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    Roger Corman on 'Attack of the 50 Ft. Cheerleader,' the Benefit of Budgetary Restraints and Why the Internet's the Next Home for Indie Film

    Roger Corman should need no introduction. Without him, independent film in the United States would be an entirely different entity, if it would even exist at all. As a director, he was responsible for a classic series of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations in the early 1960s, among many, many others. As a p...

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    7 Great Quotes From John Waters' Conversation With Roger Corman in Provincetown

    A tradition at the Provincetown International Film Festival finds summer P-Town resident John Waters interviewing the festival's annual winner of the "Filmmaker on the Edge Award" on stage. This year's winner was legendary producer and director Roger Corman (the original "Litt...

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