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Ghosts of Marathons Past - Earlier Films, Years (Read 38380 times)
Reply #45 - Nov 4th, 2014 at 9:13am

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GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X - makes a list it probably wouldn't have wanted to be on:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54571/11-movies-made-less-400-us-box-office

 
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Reply #46 - Jan 3rd, 2015 at 11:18am

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Marathon flashback: the 1978 Star Wars ripoff, STARCRASH with Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer and David Hasselhoff! The movie is a lot more fun than this writer got out of it. Worth a schlockly look.

http://actionagogo.com/?p=13277

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Reply #47 - Apr 25th, 2015 at 4:59pm

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One of the more obscure titles in the Marathon's history actually is being screened this week in Chicago - SPLIT!
This SF/15 oddity was crazily odd.

SPLIT! LIVES!

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/split-1989/

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Reply #48 - Apr 30th, 2015 at 12:53pm

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Nice piece on the THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME along with the filmmaker Mike Jittlov. One of the 'sci-fi conventions' mentioned in the article was surely the Marathon!

http://nightflight.com/mike-jittlovs-the-wizard-of-speed-and-time/

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Reply #49 - Jul 27th, 2015 at 11:58pm

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Nice interview with friend of the Marathon, Stuart Gordon. He discusses such marathon classics as RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND and ROBOT JOX.

I also think his DOLLS is underrated.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/07/horror-master-stuart-gordon-talks-...
 
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Reply #50 - Nov 22nd, 2015 at 4:30pm

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Nice nostalgic look back at the nice nostalgic SF/29 (the Dedham year) entry: THE DISH.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/22/the-dish-rewatched-heart-on-sleeve-d...


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Reply #51 - Mar 13th, 2016 at 10:12pm

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At SF/40, we showed the crowd funded "Prelude to Axanar". Now, Paramount Studios is suing the movie over copyright violation:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/paramount-claims-crowdfunded-star-trek-...

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Reply #52 - Mar 13th, 2016 at 10:41pm

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That's been ongoing for a while - the latest is CBS/Paramount (I think Star Trek now basically falls under CBS except for the new movies) basically calling the parasites' bluff and enumerating every single infringement in the picture.  Honestly, when it played, I was kind of wondering how CBS hadn't already ground them to paste.

Personally, I think parts of Star Trek should already be in the public domain if not for America's absurdly long copyright terms, although I can't say I'll shed any tears about these guys getting crushed.  If director Christian Gossett is going to be adapting anything like this, it should be his own The Red Star comic, and this sort of project - filling in a piece of the fictional history with a war story - is both kind of pointless and missing a great deal of the franchise's appeal.
 
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Reply #53 - Jul 16th, 2016 at 9:38pm

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Update on the PRELUDE TO AXANAR battle vs Paramount and the Trek franchise:

http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/cbs-paramount-offer-rules-for-fan-...


Unswayed by Axanar, CBS and Paramount offer 10 rules for fan film makers
New rules forbid unofficial merchandise, alcohol use, long episodes.


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CBS and Paramount, the two studios that own the rights to Star Trek, announced a list of 10 guidelines for fan film creators this week. The studios are saying that they “will not object to, or take legal action against” filmmakers that follow the new rules (although the studios added that “CBS and Paramount Pictures reserve the right to revise, revoke and/or withdraw these guidelines at any time in their own discretion.”)

The new rules come amid a dispute between the two studios and Axanar Productions, a production company formed by fans who raised more than $1 million in crowdfunding and donations to create a professional-quality Star Trek fan film about Garth of Izar, a hero of Captain Kirk from The Original Series. Axanar Productions boasted about the fact that it had hired people who had formerly worked on Star Trek, and it released a 20-minute film called Prelude to Axanar in 2014. The feature-length film, simply called Axanar, was supposed to debut in 2016...
 
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Reply #54 - Mar 24th, 2017 at 1:14pm

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Hmm. Seen in the alley behind the Somerville Theater just moments before the Tin foil Hat Contest:




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Reply #55 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 2:24pm

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The 'hit' of last year's Marathon -This Giant Paper Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy - opens this week in theaters! Believe it, or not!

http://thisgiantpapiermacheboulderisactuallyreallyheavy.com/
 
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Reply #56 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 6:22pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 14th, 2018 at 2:24pm:
The 'hit' of last year's Marathon -This Giant Paper Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy - opens this week in theaters! Believe it, or not!

http://thisgiantpapiermacheboulderisactuallyreallyheavy.com/






I’ll recommend this to all my “friends” to see the sci fi comedy of the year.
 
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Reply #57 - Jan 16th, 2018 at 11:38pm

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I noticed that the running time has now been shaved by 13 minutes to 99. Censorship or mercy??

https://www.laemmle.com/films/43533
 
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Reply #58 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 12:05am

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 16th, 2018 at 11:38pm:
I noticed that the running time has now been shaved by 13 minutes to 99. Censorship or mercy??

https://www.laemmle.com/films/43533






Probably the latter, I can’t imagine anyone would even watch this, never mind caring enough to want to censor it.
 
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Reply #59 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 11:50am

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Believe it or not, it has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (of course, only 5 reviews). Lile wrote on Jan 19th, 2018 at 12:05am:
L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 16th, 2018 at 11:38pm:
I noticed that the running time has now been shaved by 13 minutes to 99. Censorship or mercy??

https://www.laemmle.com/films/43533






Probably the latter, I can’t imagine anyone would even watch this, never mind caring enough to want to censor it.

 
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