How A Remake Can Become Its Own Classic – Cult Following Episode #7

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In this edition of Cult Following, the Cult Classics crew of Victor, Kirby and Adam chat about what sets apart a quality remake/reboot from the original film that spawned it and from lesser remakes.

We also chat about movies based on Young Adult novels like Twilight Series, The Hunger Games Saga and The Divergent Series and what makes a good film and a strong female protagonist and what are tropes those films should avoid.

We also do reviews of several films, including:

  • Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf [Blu-ray]
  • Watership Down [Blu-ray]
  • Stretch
  • All This Mayhem
  • Housebound
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent
  • Scribbler [Blu-ray]
  • St. Vincent
  • Whiplash [Blu-ray]
  • Foxcatcher [Blu-ray]
  • Honeymoon
  • Harmontown

    All that and more in this seventh edition of Cult Following which you can listen to after the jump below

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    Recap of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior presented by Cult Classics and Zia Records in Tempe on March 14th!

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    WE GO IN! WE KILL! And kill we did when Cult Classics and Zia Records presented a special one night only presentation of MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR on Saturday March 14th as part of our monthly retro film screening series at Pollack Tempe Cinemas! Over 250 people showed up, many in their wasteland finest to see the adventures of Mad Max and Lord Humongous on the big screen!

    We had some awesome MAD MAX 2 t-shirts designed specifically for the event that sold out at the show and we had 40 limited edition art print posters designed exclusively for the event that we also almost sold out of. Plus, everyone in attendance got a free MAD MAX FURY ROAD movie poster and we raffled off advanced screening passes to a future advanced screening of the film and full size movie posters. Plus Zia Records was there as well and we gave away giftcards and t-shirts as well!

    Check out the gallery of photos below and join us next month for Record Store Day as we bring PURPLE RAIN to the big screen on April 18th. Tickets available now at dearlybeloved.bpt.me

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    Cult Classics & Zia Records present Purple Rain One Night Only on April 18th for Record Store Day!

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    Tickets Available Here: http://dearlybeloved.brownpapertickets.com/

    BEFORE HE CREATED THE MAGIC. HE LIVED EVERY BIT OF IT.

    Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today
    To get through this thing called life
    Electric word life it means forever and that’s a mighty long time
    But I’m here to tell you there’s something else.
    – Prince

    A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs.

    Cult Classics and Zia Records present a special one night only screening of the classic 1984 rock musical Purple Rain to celebrate Record Store Day 2015.

    As always Cult Classics will have some awesome prizes to giveaway — including copies of the movie on Blu Ray, giftcards and t-shirts from Zia Records. We’ll have collectible prints from VictorMoreno.com and t-shirts in our VIP packages as well!

    Tickets for the movie are $11 – VIP Options are below!

    VIP PRINT PACKAGE $20 – Admission plus a commemorative art print and preferred VIP line

    VIP SHIRT PACKAGE $30 – Admission plus commemorative Purple Rain/Cult Classics t-shirt plus preferred VIP line.

    VIP ULTIMATE $40 – Admission plus a commemorative art print and commemorative Purple Rain/Cult Classics t-shirt plus preferred VIP line.
    Pollack Tempe Cinemas

    1825 E. Elliott Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

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    The Ideal Theatrical Experience & How Do You Draw In Theater Goers? – Cult Following Episode #6


    The latest episode of Cult Following from the minds that bring you Cult Classics AZ is now posted online! In this sixth episode, Adam, Kirby and Victor discuss & review some of the latest films in theaters and streaming on VOD, plus we then get into an in-depth discussion of what theater chains and exhibitors can do to create an ideal experience to create a community of fans that goes to theaters and supports exhibition. Some of the topics we touch on are:

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    THE ROAD WARRIOR SCREENS THIS SATURDAY! LAST DAY TO ORDER VIP SHIRT & ULTIMATE PACKAGES IS THIS TUESDAY MARCH 10TH!

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    TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: http://theroadwarrior.bpt.me

    WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT IS ONE LAST CHANCE, PRAY THAT HE’S STILL OUT THERE … SOMEWHERE!

    Cult Classics and Zia Records present the 1981 cult classic post apcalyptic action film – THE ROAD WARRIOR on March 14th!

    Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

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    As always Cult Classics will have some awesome prizes to giveaway — including copies of the movie on Blu Ray, and giftcards and t-shirts from Zia Records. PLUS, advanced tickets to FURY ROAD! We’ll have collectible prints from VictorMoreno.com and t-shirts in our VIP packages as well!

    Tickets for the movie are $11 – VIP Options are below!

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    VIP PRINT PACKAGE $20 – Admission plus a commemorative art print and preferred VIP line

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    VIP SHIRT PACKAGE $30 – Admission plus commemorative Road Warrior/Cult Classics t-shirt plus preferred VIP line.

    VIP ULTIMATE $40 – Admission plus a commemorative art print and commemorative Road Warrior/Cult Classics t-shirt plus preferred VIP line.

    Pollack Tempe Cinemas
    1825 E. Elliott Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

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    • Venue Parking:
      Pollack Tempe Cinemas is located on the corner of Elliot Road and McClintock . Parking is free and ample in venue's attached lot.