Re-Release

According to Digital Spy, October 25th will be the night he came home…again. John Carpenter‘s Halloween is the next classic to get the re-release treatment. The immortal horror flick will see big screens along with Justin Beahm‘s short documentary You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween. Fortunately, it’s going to be in a ton of theaters, but you’ll have to check to see which one is closest to you. Or you can find one the next town over and plan to walk home afterward through some sort of badly-lit country road. It’ll be thrilling to see what kind of print they’ve mustered for a re-release this huge. I caught a beaten-up 35mm a few years ago (thanks to Scott Weinberg) that had plenty of orange tint to it, but theoretically this print will be of a far higher quality. Plus, Austin Hinderliter has crafted a new antique poster for the screening series:

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This new era of re-releases has definitely got its perks. Whether it’s seeing a modern classic like Jurassic Park return home to theaters or a movie from out of the mist of the past, it’s the kind of cash-grab that should be celebrated. What other time in your life would you be able to see the 1927 silent flick about pilots in WWI bravely battling (and kissing each other) as it was meant to be seen? Cinemark Theaters will play Wings – the first Best Picture Oscar winner – in select theaters on Wednesdays May 2nd and 16th. Those participating theaters can be found on the Cinemark website. The print has been completely restored. What’s crazy is that they’re showing in their Extreme Digital auditoriums, which means they much have restored the hell out of it.

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Alamo Drafthouse Summer of 1982

The Alamo Drafthouse was already planning to turn the heat up on this summer by looking ahead to the past – celebrating the 30th anniversary the massive 1982 months that made the middle of the year famous for movies. Their marquee already included The Thing, Tron, The Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist and more. Now, the “more” part of that is about to expand. As special badges go on sale (80 bucks gets you the original 8 films), Team Alamo is announcing 7 more flicks to the tour. That includes Class of 1984, The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Secret of NIMH, Vice Squad and Pink Floyd: The Wall. How they knew that NIMH was my security blanket as an elementary school kid is anyone’s guess. This event was already an awesome trip down memory lane, and now it’s even greater. What’s fantastic here isn’t just the re-release of a ton of excellent movies, it’s the diversity on the board here. Speaking of which, here’s the full schedule, so grab a calendar and a few markers:

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The Reject Report - Large

Happy Easter, everybody. It’s the time of year for giving, for hollow, chocolate bunnies, and for Stifler to make some crude remark just before ingesting something disgusting. That’s right, it’s time for a reunion with the American Pie crew, and, like it or not, the movie is going to come out on top. It doesn’t matter that Katniss and her Hunger Games are still shooting strong. Never mind that the 2nd biggest movie of all time is getting a 3D update. All that’s moot when it comes to the financial strength behind dick jokes and bare breasts. So grab a chair, and heat up that warm, apple cobbler, check out this week’s Reject Report, and never let go. Not like Rose, though. She totally let go.

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Now that I’ve stopped hyperventilating for a moment, and now that I’ve looked around and realized I’m still in Germany where this movie might not be coming to theaters near me, I can calmly announce that the masterpiece of genre filmmaking Jurassic Park will be coming to big screens again in 2013. The Lion King? Great. Titanic? Sure. Fine. Jurassic Park? Time to lose minds. The 3D element is a wild card here because it changes the game (but adds a new element), it could be bad (but with Steven Spielberg giving the go-ahead, it probably won’t be) and it could feel extraneous (but when Grant looks out on the dinosaur-filled valley that stretches for miles, it probably won’t). At any rate, this is chance to be 9 years old again. The movie will hit big screens again on July 19, 2013 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. And, as Aint It Cool astutely points out, it comes out the same weekend as Grown Ups 2, so you can relive your childhood and give the middle finger to lazy Adam Sandler comedy at the same time. It’s geek Christmas in July, friends. Putting this flick back on big screens is one surefire way to get Grant out of Montana. The champagne you were saving, is for today.

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Every day, come rain or shine or internet tubes breaking, Film School Rejects showcases a trailer from the past. Today’s trailer is a re-release from 1984 (of a much, much older film) that begs the question of whether the thing classic silent films need most is a new score from Freddie Mercury and Adam Ant. The answer is elusive, just as there can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator. Enjoy one of the best films of all time set to your favorite bands from the 80s. Think you know what it is? Check out the trailer after the jump.

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The Enterprise and its crew finally make their way onto your fancy HDTV…

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