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  Film Exclusiv
However, this film is intended to be a reboot of the franchise, with a new complex design aesthetic for the Transformers.
The film sees the Turtles grown apart after their defeat of The Shredder and their sensei, Master Splinter, is trying to keep the family together.
It was released in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland on 16 September 2005, on 3 November 2005 in Australia (apart from the Northern Territory), and on 25 December 2005 in the United States.
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  1986 Black Maria Film + Video Festival Essay
As historians of early cinema have ably demonstrated, film from the beginning was exhibited as part of the general vaudeville and dance hall milieu that characterized the middle class entertainment offerings of the late 19th century.
Film quickly became "theater for the masses" and that it has remained ever since to the majority of those who deal with it.
Generally speaking, the art world, rather than seeking to include film as a genuine sister art to the more established forms, has instead accepted the conventional wisdom that the "movies" are for the "masses" and therefore outside the ken of curators and critics.
www.njcu.edu /programs/taebmff/bmff/bmffes1986.html   (2993 words)

 Film History of the 1980s
Howard the Duck (1986), based on Steve Gerber's 70s Marvel Comics character (which went out of print in 1981), and from executive producer George Lucas (and his screenwriting pal, director Willard Huyck), was one of the worst and least successful big-budget films ever made.
Film budgets skyrocketed due to special effects (expensive digital effects) and inflated salaries of name-recognition stars (and their agents).
Because costly film decisions were more in the hands of people making the financial decisions, not the film makers, movies were made only if they could guarantee financial success, thereby pandering to a few select, well-known star names attached to film titles without as much attention paid to intelligent scripts.
www.filmsite.org /80sintro.html   (2793 words)

 Hoosiers (1986) - Film Talk
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This is one of my favorite sports-themed films, but it wasn't necessarily because of the basketball, but rather the portrayal of a flawed man given another (last) chance and making the most of it by Hackman.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=13215   (1563 words)

 Virginia Film Office | Meet the Film Office
She is a board member of the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Production Alliance, Maymount Foundation and the Virginia Center for Media and Culture and is also a member of numerous other organizations involved in promoting the entertainment industry in Virginia.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Film Commissioners International, and is involved in the development of an education and certification program for that organization.
She is affiliated with Virginia Film Festival and the China-America Festival of Film and Culture and is a consultant to the Virginia Production Alliance.
film.virginia.org /about_virginia/meet_the_film_office.aspx   (592 words)

 Horror film `The Hitcher' is set to take viewers on another ride - The Boston Globe
Sean Bean is thumbing his way to ``The Hitcher," a remake of the 1986 horror film.
Sophia Bush also is on board the film, which is being directed by veteran music video helmer Dave Meyers.
The film, which Myers will co-write with Graham Gordy, centers on a self-help guru named Pitka who is called upon to solve a couple's romantic problems.
www.boston.com /ae/movies/articles/2006/06/04/horror_film_the_hitcher_is_set_to_take_viewers_on_another_ride   (526 words)

 Meet The Film Office   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She is a board member of the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Production Services Association, and the Virginia Center for Media and Culture and is also a member of numerous other organizations involved in promoting the entertainment industry in Virginia.
She has developed Film Commisison Fundamentals, an educational program for the Association of Film Commissioners International and serves as an advisor to several film organizations including the Virginia Film Festival and Women in Film and Video.
Her interest in film led her to an internship with the Film Office during her senior year in college.
www.film.virginia.org /VirginiatheFilmOffice/MeettheFilmOffice.htm   (572 words)

 Little Shop of Horrors (1986 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film, directed by Frank Oz, is generally faithful to both the original and the stage version of the story, which is based on the classic Faust legend.
The 1986 version of Audrey II was an extremely elaborate creation, using puppets designed by Lyle Conway and The Jim Henson Company.
For the time being, no plans have been made to re-release the film or DVD with the alternate ending, although modern audiences may be better prepared for a darker version of what is essentially a morality play.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Shop_of_Horrors_(1986_film)   (2136 words)

 The Film Evaluation
Writing an evaluation, whether it be of a film, book, play, sporting event or other endeavor, calls for certain basic requirements to be met by the writer.
While the focus is on films, the criteria mentioned here apply as well to those other items listed in the opening sentence.
From this opening, notice that the film under evaluation, Ethnic Notions, is boldfaced.
www.csun.edu /~hcpas003/film.html   (842 words)

 More Troll Remake Details Revealed | /Film
The new film will likely be more family friendly, and done on a much larger scale with digital effects.
Remaking the film without the horror elements would be a huge mistake in my opinion.
TROLL was a magical fantasy film that was family friendly, full of charm and perhaps just a little bit scary.
www.slashfilm.com /2007/07/20/more-troll-remake-details-revealed   (953 words)

 (WO/1986/006346) MOBILE FILM WRAPPING APPARATUS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film wrapping apparatus includes a supporting structure for holding a supply roll of film in a generally vertical orientation.
The speed at which the film is dispensed from the supply roll is controlled by an electrically powered adjustable tension brake.
The film is wound around a self contained heated roller which facilitates prestretching of the film prior to wrapping.
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1986/06346   (284 words)

 IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: 1986   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (1986) - Arnaldo Jabor
Exercise in Discipline - Peel, An (1982) - Jane Campion
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (1986) - Fernanda Torres
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Cannes_Film_Festival/1986   (153 words)

 Art Matters.info :: flaunting arts and culture in Africa
Professor of comparative literature and film at New York University, Diawara embarked on a film on Nairobi and Prof wa Thiong’o in 2004 as Mwangi Gicheru is reportedly said to be preparing to turn his popular novel, Across the Bridge, into film.
The new wave film movement in France, for instance, shows that Jean-Luc Goddard and Jean Rouche wrote about film before making them.” Diawara says the relationship between literature and film is very close as they are both interested in areas like storytelling.
“Film is an urban activity and you cannot afford not to address city dwellers,” he says, adding that his Urban Heroes series addresses globalisation and new ideas of democratisation in Africa.
www.artmatters.info /film/articles/africaturn.php   (1784 words)

 Bible Films Blog: Jesus der Film (1986)
Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.
I suspect that it is a single film, but that the word episode is being used for what would normally be called scenes.
I'm not sure how widely known this film is, and will probably drop Thomas Langkau a line to find out if he knows about it.
biblefilms.blogspot.com /2008/04/jesus-der-film-1986.html   (552 words)

 The Virginia Film Festival :: Press
The film becomes an introspective (and often hilariously self-deprecating) search for romance, and the Southern belles the hapless McElwee meets along the way become characters in his calamitous love life.
The film is also about filmmaking - home movie, documentary, and fiction filmmaking - as the filmmaker fences with the legacy of an obscure Hollywood melodrama that is purportedly based on his great-grandfather's life.
The Virginia Film Society is a program of the Virginia Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Virginia Foundation of the Humanities, the University of Virginia’s Arts Council, the University Programs Council and Brown College.
www.vafilm.com /php-bin/news/2004/showArticle.php?id=445   (563 words)

 Le Paltoquet / Michel Deville / 1986 / film review
With big name actors and ludicrously sparse sets, the film simultaneously mocks Hollywood’s obsession with stars whilst proving that good actors are apparently all you really need to make a good film.
The way the film’s elements are conceived, choreographed and assembled transforms a third rate apology for a film concept into a compelling piece of cinematic art.
The empty set and the equally empty characterisation give the film a haunting, existentialist feel, implying that we are seeing cannot be reality, but some bizarre fantasy.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Le_Paltoquet_rev.html   (597 words)

 Les Fugitifs / Francis Veber / 1986 / film review
Cheekily, the film follows more or less exactly the same format as the previous two Richard-Depardieu outings, but is none the less enjoyable for that.
The plot is typically a nonsensical affair – presumably intended as a send-up of the 1980s film policier (a genre which few directors took seriously in France at the time) – but that hardly matters.
And the film’s last thirty or so minutes is – literally – the stuff of comic legend.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /FDF_Les_Fugitifs_rev.html   (364 words)

 MRC FilmFinder-Full Record: Down by Law
A film about three convicts who escape into the Louisiana swamps in search of "freedom" a quizzical comedy by independent film maker Jim Jarmusch.
The film is beautifully shot in fl and white, and there is exhilarating kind of assurance in the way the camera captures the moody, oddball humor of the eccentric environment of the film and his equally eccentric and charismatic actors.
1986 Cannes Film Festival interview with the director and cast; a 1986 interview and commentary with John Lurie.
www.lib.unc.edu /house/mrc/films/full.php?film_id=1495   (172 words)

 Cherie Chung Chor-Hung
Her film career was ignited when Damian Lau introduced her to director Johnnie To, who was just setting foot outside of television and starting in the movie business.
The film that first put Chung on the map was Ann Hui's bleak Story of Woo Viet (1981), the first of many classic pairings with Chow Yun-Fat.
Other films in which Chung and Chow demonstrated their undeniable onscreen chemistry are An Autumn's Tale (1987) and Spiritual Love (1987).
www.lovehkfilm.com /people/chung_cherie.htm   (524 words)

 University of Michigan | Film & Video Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the end of the '70's through the early '90's, I produced and presented experimental films and videos.
My films and tapes have been screened widely in North America, and occasionally in Europe and Asia.
Grants for filmmaking include NEA Regional Fellowships ('88 and '92) and support from The National Film Board of Canada ('83-'85).
www.umich.edu /~umfvpgm/people/faculty-staff/rayher.html   (131 words)

 Welcome to the Swords of Highlander
Through a special license arrangement with the Davis-Panzer Merchandising Corporation, Film Swords is extremely proud to announce a Limited Edition of the Connor MacLeod Masamune Katana and the Kurgan Sword from the 1986 feature film Highlander (and its sequels).
Each sword will be a painstaking reproduction of the film original, using actual film props as molds and models, and working with the original artists such as Jose de Braga, maker of the Highlander III katana.
For more information about the Highlander films and television series, as well as other replicas of the swords and other Highlander merchandise, we invite you to visit the Highlander-Offical.com Website.
filmswords.com /highlander/welcome.htm   (323 words)

 A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Every so often in film history, an accomplished director and a talented actor will become friends and team up for a variety of pictures, thrilling moviegoers in film after film.
The plot of this 1986 film centers on the lives of HK gangsters Ho (Ti Lung) and Mark (Chow Yun-Fat), two triads living the highlife due to their involvement in a counterfeiting scheme.
Devoid of much of the overdone "Woo-isms" that populate the director's later films (and have actually become groan-inducing clichés), A Better Tomorrow is a polished, resonant piece of HK filmmaking and an absolute genre essential.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews_2/better_tomorrow.htm   (742 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: World Cup 1986 Film-Hero: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The France-Brazil match, surely the most dramatic game in the history of the World Cup, is fully deserving of the cinematic treatment, especially as the game ends with the dreaded penalty shoot out.
The film is called HERO and that is because it focusses on the great individuals who scale the peaks of world football - Platini, Socrates, Rummenigge, Lineker, Francescoli, Sanchez, to name a few.
The only criticism I may have is that you don't get to see all the matches, but this would spoil the flow of the film.
www.amazon.co.uk /World-Cup-1986-Film-Hero/dp/B00004CWL8   (540 words)

 Transformers (1986) | Film School Rejects
This film is extremely rare to find on DVD because of its limited print and the size of the publisher (Rhino Home Video).
The one aspect of the plot that was truly puzzling, there is a strange resemblance between this 1986 film and the 1999 film The Matrix.
Both films have a particular theme of “the one” and the matrix all throughout the story, which spawns some strange coincidences.
www.filmschoolrejects.com /dvd-reviews/vault-transformers-1986.php   (954 words)

 May 2004 | blackfilm.com | reviews | film | coffee and cigarettes
Latest is a loose term here, as the film has been in the works since 1986.
The film is a collection of comedic shorts, shot in fl and white, over coffee and cigarettes.
The film is more of a free form musing of life in fl and white.
www.blackfilm.com /20040514/reviews/coffeeandcigarettes.shtml   (806 words)

 'Transformers' Trivia: Film Legend Orson Welles' Last Role Was In 1986 Animated Film - Starpulse Entertainment News Blog
In a classic bit of movie trivia, the little-seen 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie was Orson Welles' last film.
His last released film was 1987's Someone to Love, but that was shot before Welles lent his voice to ''Transformers.'' Late in his career, Welles often took to commercials and narration work as a source of income.
Though he went on to create a number of masterpieces (among them The Magnificent Ambersons and Othello), he is often viewed as failing to recapture his early brilliance.
www.starpulse.com /news/index.php/2007/06/23/transformers_trivia_film_legend_orson_we   (813 words)

 WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Jane Campion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Acclaimed Director Jane Campion won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 with her very first short film "Peel" (1982), making her the first woman to ever win the festival's highest honor.
Among the film's many Academy Award nominations were Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, the latter of which she won.
She continues to make visually stunning films including "The Portrait of a Lady" (1996) starring Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich and "Holy Smoke" (1999) starring Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel.
www.wmm.com /filmCatalog/makers/fm103.shtml   (524 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Aliens (1986)
He followed a highly regarded science fiction horror film with a sequel that lives up to it.
Aliens has more action and adrenaline and less horror than the original, but is no less of a gripping and downright exhausting experience.
The film is, thus, a noteworthy accomplishment in the science fiction, horror, and action genres.
rinkworks.com /movies/m/aliens.1986.shtml   (83 words)

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