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Donald Trump Is ‘Mentally Unfit’ to Be U.S. President, Rob Reiner Says

Donald Trump Is ‘Mentally Unfit’ to Be U.S. President, Rob Reiner Says
President Donald Trump is “mentally unfit” to be U.S. leader, Rob Reiner told Variety at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival, but the director fears the American press is failing to hold the Trump administration accountable for its actions. Reiner, who is best known for “A Few Good Men,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “The Princess Bride,” was at the festival to promote his latest movie, “Shock and Awe.”

“Donald Trump is the single-most unqualified human-being to ever assume the Presidency of the United States. He is mentally unfit. Not only does he not understand how government works, he has no interest in trying to find out how it works,” Reiner said, when asked to compare Trump with President Lyndon Johnson, who was the subject of Reiner’s recently released biopic “Lbj.”

Reiner added: “Lbj – except for the Vietnam War, which is a terrible stain on his legacy – was probably the most effective and successful President as far
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Dec 11

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Dunkirk Maudie Mountain The Dark Tower Everything, Everything The Hitman’s Bodyguard I’m planning to watch… An Inconvenient Sequel Love & Saucers 78/52

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

recent releases The Beguiled The Big Sick Birthright: A War Story Bushwick Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Goldstone I Am Not a Witch It Comes at Night Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Mudbound November 8th (aka 11/8/16) The Princess Bride (30th Anniversary Edition) Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) Spider-Man: Homecoming Step Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4k remaster) War for the Planet of the Apes Atomic Blonde Bad Santa 2 Despicable Me 3 47 Meters Down Girls Trip
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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch

‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch
Anybody want a trailer? HBO has released one for “André the Giant,” an upcoming documentary about, you guessed it, André The Giant. Jason Hehir is directing the film, which is being executive produced by noted pro-wrestling enthusiast Bill Simmons. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Read More:‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Kit Harington Rides Into the 1600s in HBO Murder Plot Miniseries

“He was a god — literally the biggest celebrity in the world,” we hear via voiceover. “He is at once a real human but, at the same time, a mythological figure.” The wrestler-turned-actor, born André René Roussimoff, was bodyslammed by Hulk Hogan in front of 93,000 screaming Hulkamaniacs at the Silverdome in the main event of WrestleMania III; he also appeared in “The Princess Bride” and “Conan the Destroyer,” among other films.

Read More:Issa Rae Knew From The Start She Wanted To Be at HBO, And That’s Where She’s Growing
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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch

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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch
Anybody want a trailer? HBO has released one for “André the Giant,” an upcoming documentary about, you guessed it, André The Giant. Jason Hehir is directing the film, which is being executive produced by noted pro-wrestling enthusiast Bill Simmons. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Read More:‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Kit Harington Rides Into the 1600s in HBO Murder Plot Miniseries

“He was a god — literally the biggest celebrity in the world,” we hear via voiceover. “He is at once a real human but, at the same time, a mythological figure.” The wrestler-turned-actor, born André René Roussimoff, was bodyslammed by Hulk Hogan in front of 93,000 screaming Hulkamaniacs at the Silverdome in the main event of WrestleMania III; he also appeared in “The Princess Bride” and “Conan the Destroyer,” among other films.

Read More:Issa Rae Knew From The Start She Wanted To Be at HBO, And That’s Where She’s Growing
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Contest: Win Misery Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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You want to stay on Annie Wilkes' good side... especially if you're on bed rest. With Rob Reiner's adaptation of Stephen King's Misery out now on a 4K restoration Blu-ray, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers who aren't afraid to watch the bone-crunching swing of Wilkes' sledgehammer.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Misery.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Misery Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 5th.
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November 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Misery Collector’s Edition, Super Dark Times, M.F.A., Creep 2

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We may only have several home entertainment releases for this Tuesday, but as the saying goes, “quality over quantity,” because this bunch of Blu-rays and DVDs are a stellar lot of films. One of my favorite horror films of 2017, Mark DuplassCreep 2, makes its way home on November 28th courtesy of The Orchard, and Scream Factory has given Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery the Collector’s Edition treatment (and deservedly so).

For you cult film fans, both Death Laid an Egg and Deathdream (aka Dead of Night) get the HD treatment this week, and other notable releases this Tuesday include M.F.A., Rememory, Super Dark Times, Woodshock, and Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma.

Creep 2 (The Orchard, DVD)

Sara, a video artist primarily focused on creating intimacy with lonely men, thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams after coming across a stranger’s online post.
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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Saturday, November 25th

The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals are here!

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go. The prices below are updated through the Web site’s APIs, but I’ve found that deals are changing frequently.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

Distributor Sales Arrow Video USA sale at Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sale at Barnes & Noble Grasshopper Films 40% off sale Cinema Guild Black Friday sale Cinelicious Black Friday sale (Use the code “M0V1ES” to save 50%) Vinegar Syndrome sale The Warner Archive Collection: 4 for $44 Deals at Amazon Deals of the Day Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black $29.99 $49.99 1 new from $29.99 1 used from $24.99 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player $34.99 1 new from $34.99 Buy Now Amazon.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Wonder In St. Louis

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Wonder stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000; August: Osage County, Pretty Woman), Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson (Best Original Screenplay, The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001; The Grand Budapest Hotel, Midnight in Paris), and Jacob Tremblay. Also starring are Izabela Vidovic (Homefront, Zombieland), Tony Award® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland,” The Princess Bride), recent Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs
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The Princess Bride review – golden-age throwback glows brighter than ever

Thirty years on, Rob Reiner’s salute to Hollywood swashbucklers remains a poignant pastiche, gloriously unencumbered by CGI visuals and gender cliches

After 30 years, the wit, fun, charm and idealism are fresher than ever. The Princess Bride, adapted by William Goldman from his novel and directed by Rob Reiner, now makes a brief reappearance in UK cinemas. Catch it while you can. My colleague Hadley Freeman has a magisterial chapter on it in her memoir of 1980s Hollywood, Life Moves Pretty Fast, showing how it made possible fairytale homages and Shrek and Frozen and also affected the language of irony and comedy in the television pop culture that came afterwards. It’s a movie that manages to be both a pastiche and a fervently real love story. The Princess Bride is an organically grown comedy romance from an analogue age: different from the genetically modified, digital creations that came along later.
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Gotham Season 4 Episode 5 Review – ‘The Blade’s Path’

Martin Carr reviews the fifth episode of Gotham season 4…

This week was more for the comic book aficionados than those after straightforward entertainment. For the first time in a while I had to look up references for Gotham rather than going on pure narrative twists and turns. My reasoning being the emergence of Solomon Grundy formally Butch Gilzean played by Drew Powell. Knowing nothing about this iconic character it seemed appropriate to find out more, which ultimately proved more interesting than almost everything else.

Looking like an albino version of The Incredible Hulk with Alice Cooper mascara, this non-verbal lumping homunculus visually reminded me of Mel Smith’s torturer in The Princess Bride. Incredibly strong, confused and looking for direction, Powell spends his time being set on fire, beating people up and forming an attachment to an unlikely ally. Somewhat different from the comic book origin story his purpose, intentions
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Matthew Vaughn and Stardust, 10 years on

Mark Harrison Oct 19, 2017

We salute the 10th anniversary of Matthew Vaughn's wonderful Stardust...

“A philosopher once asked, 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' Pointless, really. Do the stars gaze back? Now, that's a question.”

Comic book movies are Matthew Vaughn's speciality. Between Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and the Kingsman franchise, he's been a constant and eclectic presence as these films have boomed, and if reports are to be believed, his next film could be about either Flash Gordon or Superman.

But going back even further than Mark Millar or Marvel, Vaughn's first comic book movie was his adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which arrived in UK cinemas ten years ago this week. Before it was published as a novel in 1999, Gaiman conceived the postmodern fairy tale as a 'prestige' comic; the four-issue mini-series
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Win The Princess Bride on Blu-ray

As you wish. The classic fantasy romance, The Princess Bride, celebrates its 30th Anniversary by returning to cinemas nationwide for one day on the 23rd October alongside an anniversary edition Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate we have 3 copies on Blu-ray to giveaway.

Directed by Rob Reiner and with an all-star cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Mel Smith & Peter Cook, and written by Academy Award® winning screenwriter William Goldman, The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale; full of swashbuckling swordplay, giants, pirates, an evil prince and a beautiful princess… all woven into the love story to end all love stories.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Cary Elwes’ character Westley goes by what other name?

Your Answer Dead Pirate PetersDread Pirate RobertsRed Pirate Roberts

UK entries only. One entry per person. Competition closes 17th November.
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Slideshow: Preview of 2017 ‘Days of the Dead’ Chicago with 2016 Exclusive Portraits

Previous | Image 1 of 11 | NextRocker Alice Cooper

Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors, and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) and rocker Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). The 2017 convention will be held November 17th-19th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below for more information).

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive Portraits from the 2016 Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.

DAYDEAD1: Rocker Alice Cooper DAYDEAD2: Alice Cooper poses with Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th series
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Official Trailers for 30th Anniversary Re-Release of 'The Princess Bride'

"The story of a man and a woman who lived happily ever after. Even though the courtship almost killed them." Two new trailers have debuted for the upcoming 30th anniversary special re-release of the romantic fairytale comedy classic The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner. This open in limited release back in 1987 and didn't make that much at the box office, but it has gone to become a cult classic that fans still rave about nowadays. The story centers on Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. But she does not love him, and still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, played by Cary Elwes. The ensemble cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, and Billy Crystal. If you've never seen this in theaters,
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Cary Elwes's Princess Bride Story Will Forever Change the Way You See This 1 Scene

Although it might be hard to believe now, when The Princess Bride first hit theaters 30 years ago, audiences just didn't respond. Rob Reiner's 1987 movie adaptation of William Goldman's beloved novel had everything: fantasy, adventure, a gorgeous love story, pirates, princesses, and one of the most quotable vendettas of all time. And still, it just didn't click. "I think we were all disappointed that it didn't quite get the traction we wanted, since we put a lot of hard work into it and thought it was a lovely movie," Cary Elwes, who starred as the dreamy Westley, revealed on a recent phone call with me in light of the film's anniversary this year. "Luckily for us, the invention of the Vcr breathed new life into our movie. The Princess Bride had been dead for 10 years, so we were so grateful for that invention, because that's when the movie found its audience.
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‘The Princess Bride’ 30th Anniversary Trailer: The Greatest Bedtime Story Ever Filmed

While “The Princess Bride” seems like the kind of movie that couldn’t get made now, it’s a miracle it got made back then. It took nearly two decades for William Goldman‘s 1973 novel (which is pretty damn great on its own) to find its way to the big screen, but when it finally did, the mix of ingredients was absolutely perfect.

Directed by Rob Reiner, and featuring a terrific ensemble cast — Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Andre The Giant, Christopher Guest, Peter Falk, Fred Savage — who couldn’t be better, the meta and arch bedtime story is endlessly hilarious, charming, and romantic.

Continue reading ‘The Princess Bride’ 30th Anniversary Trailer: The Greatest Bedtime Story Ever Filmed at The Playlist.
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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary

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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary Kurt Anthony10/9/2017 11:00:00 Am

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Oh, wait. You don’t have six fingers on your right hand? Sorry, our mistake.

A classic tale of true love and high adventure, The Princess Bride invaded theatres on October 9, 1987 and has been romancing audiences ever since. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! Well, except for a nice Mlt.

Based on William Goldman’s 1973 fantasy-romance novel, the film was directed by the legendary Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally…) and features a swashbuckling cast, including Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and André the Giant. After earning a modest $30.8M at the box office upon its release, the
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Film Review: ‘Shock and Awe’

Film Review: ‘Shock and Awe’
The shock feels less than shocking and the awe less than awesome in Rob Reiner’s righteously motivated but clunkily executed exposé of media manipulation in the run-up to the Iraq War, a distributor-seeking drama which premiered Friday at the Zurich Film Festival, before the left-leaning director’s last political foray, “Lbj,” has even reached theaters. While its message, literally spelled out in an opening quote about the necessity of a free press in a true democracy, should sing with resonance in today’s divided social climate, the comfortable filmmaking sands its potential relevance down to a polished, unprovocative sheen. Romantic subplots, exposition-heavy conversations and underdeveloped secondary characters further contribute to a remove that’s at odds with the still-raw recent history the film tracks.

With elements of courtroom drama and high-level corruption investigation mixed into the heroes’ journey of four crusading reporters pursuing the truth about WMDs and Iraq when so many others became mouthpieces for
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As You Wish: The Princess Bride Returns to Theaters Oct. 15th and 18th

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Thirty years after its release, the endlessly quotable adventure-romance-fantasy-comedy The Princess Bride returns to movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 18 as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. The screening will include a special, newly created introduction by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and the film’s acclaimed director, Rob Reiner, who will discuss The Princess Bride and its legacy.

Check out this new 30th anniversary trailer:

Swept up in the passions of their rekindled true love, Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) encounter great obstacles — giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size — to be together in an epic tale that grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to grandson (Fred Savage). The greatest obstacle of all: despicable Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), set on making
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The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color set for release this week

Idw Publishing is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Princess Bride this week with the release of a new adult coloring book entitled The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color; check out some preview pages here…

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork in the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.

The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color is out on October 4th, priced $16.99.

Via Cbr
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