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'In Focus: Shag'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, Shag (1989). Shag noun A dance originating in the US in the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by vigorous hopping from one foot to the other. Despite Shag‘s title, it’s not exactly … Continue reading In Focus: Shag

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July 21, 2017

'Color Palette: Shag'

  Our theme of the month, R&R, continues with this Color Palette for our film of the month, Shag (1989). The production design of Shag anchors it firmly to its 1963 setting. As is demonstrated in this still, the costuming is key to that. It’s amazing how similar the vintage pastel color palette of this film is … Continue reading Color Palette: Shag

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July 14, 2017

'Pause It: Ski School'

Our theme of the month, R&R, continues with Ski School (1991). PAUSE IT: What do you see? A skier flies down a snowy mountain course, spraying ice and slush in the direction of the camera. Thrumming with the rock guitar riffs of the film’s climactic race, the scene is both visceral and beautifully captured. So … Continue reading Pause It: Ski School

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July 12, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Shag'

Our July theme of the month, R&R, continues with this Frame by Frame for our film of the month, Shag (1989) What musical 20th century period piece would be complete with a climactic dance contest? The partially obstructed shots used in Shag give the Kenny Ortega-choreographed scene some extra flavor. Take home Shag on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by Frame archive: … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Shag

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July 7, 2017

'Color Palette: Roar'

We’re wrapping up our June theme of the the month, Escape, with a Color Palette for our film of the month, Roar (1981). Take a look at the almost pastel-like shades in this still. The light and frothy colors don’t quite match up to the intensity and frightening nature of the scene, do they? Believe … Continue reading Color Palette: Roar

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June 29, 2017

'June 2017 New Releases: Best Deals'

Whatever your tastes are, we’ve got the perfect films to fulfill your summer viewing needs: an under-appreciated oddity from one of our favorite auteurs, the ultimate girls’-night-in flick, a classic comedy, a Cannon Group film, and a Slasher Video guilty pleasure. These are all available to own now, and we’ve searched the web to try … Continue reading June 2017 New Releases: Best Deals

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June 27, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Roar'

It’s been said before, but this movie truly must be seen to be believed. In this scene, Noel Marshall (producer of The Exorcist and writer/star/director of Roar) explains to Mativo that the lions surrounding them really just want to play. He tries to say, “They just get a little excited, that’s all” but is interrupted … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Roar

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June 23, 2017

'Olive Films Announces June 2017 Titles'

  Whatever your tastes are, we’ve got the perfect films to fulfill your summer viewing needs: an under-appreciated oddity from one of our favorite auteurs, the ultimate girls’-night-in flick, a classic comedy, a Cannon Group film, and a Slasher Video guilty pleasure. These will all be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 27th, and … Continue reading Olive Films Announces June 2017 Titles

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June 20, 2017

'Happy Fathers Day from Olive Films'

Happy Fathers Day from Olive Films! To celebrate the occasion, we’re going to celebrate by looking at some films that examine the relationship between father figures and their children. These films come from all sorts of genres, all over the history of film, and take different attitudes toward fatherhood. Let’s take a look! FATHER GOOSE (1964) … Continue reading Happy Fathers Day from Olive Films

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June 16, 2017

'In Focus: Roar'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This time, we’ll be exploring the rising cult classic and our June film of the month, Roar (1981). You can learn even more about Roar if you tune in to Animal Planet on Saturday, June 24th at 10/9c pm for the … Continue reading In Focus: Roar

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'Color Palette: The Running Man'

Our June theme of the month, Escape, continues with The Running Man (1987). The warm sunset tones of The Running Man are an essential part of the film’s look. In this moment, as Ben (Arnold Schwarzenegger) learns that his friends will suffer his terrible fate with him, the warm Game Show-esque lighting takes on a sinister, expressionistic … Continue reading Color Palette: The Running Man

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June 14, 2017

'Pause It: Roar'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Roar, Noel Marshall and Tippi Hedren’s notorious pet project  concerning a family of animal lovers endeavoring to protect a pride of endangered big cats and not get eaten in the process, is truly a death-defying piece of visceral cinema. A thrill ride shot over the course of eleven … Continue reading Pause It: Roar

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June 12, 2017

'Father’s Day gift Guide'

  Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further! We at Olive Films have a dad-approved movie that’s sure to wow the father figure in your life. He’ll love being able to sit down and enjoy his favorite old movies all over again on DVD and Blu-ray with the whole family. No matter … Continue reading Father’s Day gift Guide

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June 9, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Crashout'

  Crashout (1955) opens with a bang! It’s every man for himself during these exciting opening credits, which introduce the film’s leads as they run for survival after a prison break. It’s the perfect credits sequence for an ensemble piece. You can take home Crashout on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by Frame archive: 1969 Who’s Minding … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Crashout

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June 6, 2017

'In Focus: Breaking Glass'

We’re wrapping up our May theme of the month, Defiance, with this In Focus, our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. And we couldn’t think of a more fitting film for the theme than Breaking Glass (1980) The timing of the Breaking Glass‘s release in 1980 is crucial, as it is set against … Continue reading In Focus: Breaking Glass

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May 30, 2017

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