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    Dream movie projects that turned into nightmares

    Type: Gallery | Date: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

    The production of this film was so notoriously difficult that there's practic...
  • The Postman - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Kevin Costner directed and stars in this adaptation of David Brin's science fiction novel The Postman (1985), first published in 1982 issues of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Costner's return to directing after his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves(1990) is a futuristic epic depicting the aftermath of a destructive war. Some 16 years from the present day, America has been turned into a wasteland of separated communities minus a national government. A vagabond (Costner) who travels through these little villages performing Shakespeare is captured by marauders known as the Holnists, and thrown into a totalitarian labor camp run by a Hitler-like dictator, General Bethlehem (Will Patton). Making an escape, the drifter, known to some as "Shakespeare," stumbles across an abandoned U.S. Postal Service jeep and dons the dead postal-worker's uniform. With a scheme simply to get food, he sets out to deliver 15-year-old mail, proclaiming himself The Postman, and discovers that residents accept his lies about a restored United States government because they desperately need something to believe in. This hope leads to the thought that perhaps the United States of America could indeed be restored, so an unusually inspired young man, Ford (Laren Tate) is deputized with the "Neither snow, nor rain..." oath to become the country's second Postman. At the town of Pineview, the attractive Abby (Olivia Williams), who has an impotent husband, asks The Postman to impregnate her. After Abby's husband is killed during a raid by Bethlehem, she is taken prisoner but injures Bethlehem and makes an escape. Pregnant, she spends the winter nursing the wounded Postman in a snowbound cabin. When spring comes, they emerge to discover that Ford has organized an entire squad of mail deliverers who regard The Postman as a mythical hero. The Postman reluctantly accepts his messianic role in the rebirth of the country, even as it becomes clear that the rebel force must ultimately battle and defeat the Holnist army in order to regain the American Dream. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide
  • The Postman - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Kevin Costner directed and stars in this adaptation of David Brin's science fiction novel The Postman (1985), first published in 1982 issues of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Costner's return to directing after his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves(1990) is a futuristic epic depicting the aftermath of a destructive war. Some 16 years from the present day, America has been turned into a wasteland of separated communities minus a national government. A vagabond (Costner) who travels through these little villages performing Shakespeare is captured by marauders known as the Holnists, and thrown into a totalitarian labor camp run by a Hitler-like dictator, General Bethlehem (Will Patton). Making an escape, the drifter, known to some as "Shakespeare," stumbles across an abandoned U.S. Postal Service jeep and dons the dead postal-worker's uniform. With a scheme simply to get food, he sets out to deliver 15-year-old mail, proclaiming himself The Postman, and discovers that residents accept his lies about a restored United States government because they desperately need something to believe in. This hope leads to the thought that perhaps the United States of America could indeed be restored, so an unusually inspired young man, Ford (Laren Tate) is deputized with the "Neither snow, nor rain..." oath to become the country's second Postman. At the town of Pineview, the attractive Abby (Olivia Williams), who has an impotent husband, asks The Postman to impregnate her. After Abby's husband is killed during a raid by Bethlehem, she is taken prisoner but injures Bethlehem and makes an escape. Pregnant, she spends the winter nursing the wounded Postman in a snowbound cabin. When spring comes, they emerge to discover that Ford has organized an entire squad of mail deliverers who regard The Postman as a mythical hero. The Postman reluctantly accepts his messianic role in the rebirth of the country, even as it becomes clear that the rebel force must ultimately battle and defeat the Holnist army in order to regain the American Dream. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide
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    'Grindhouse' to 'John Carter' - 18 'dream projects' that turned into nightmares

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

    Scorsese, Coppola, Eddie Murphy, and even Steven Seagal have all fallen prey
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    Exclusive: The ladies of 'Bellflower' pick their favorite post-apocalypse films

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

    What do Larry Clark, Scientology, and Kevin Costner have in common?
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    Adam Driver, Roy Andersson, Joshua Oppenheimer win Venice awards

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

    Alexandre Desplat's jury awards the Golden Lion to 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence'
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    Shocker: 'Leviathan' will represent Russia in the foreign film Oscar race

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

    Few expected the film, critical of local politics, to get the call
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    Lana Del Rey tries to love two in sumptuous 'West Coast' video: Watch

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Black and white clip perfectly matches the sultry song
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    Home Entertainment Forecast: 'Beatles: Rock Band' conquers the world

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Plus over 30 new titles on BluRay and DVD in stores today
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    Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Laika's 'Boxtrolls' are heading for Venice

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

    The world's oldest fest comes out with its selections
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