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'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

'Frame by Frame: 1969'

Chaos and panic simmer down, leaving friends (Robert Downey Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland) to embrace in this Frame by Frame from the period piece 1969 (1988). 1969 is available on DVD and Blu-ray.   Frame by Frame archive: Who’s Minding the Store?

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May 26, 2017

'Happy birthday to John Wayne!'

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” Let’s celebrate 110 years of John Wayne! We at Olive Films know that there’s nothing quite like saddling yourself up to watch one of the Duke’s many great films. And there are plenty to choose from. Did you know that with over 140 leading roles, … Continue reading Happy birthday to John Wayne!

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'Color Palette: Breaking Glass'

Our theme of the month, Defiance, continues with Breaking Glass (1980). Hazel O’Connor and this neon-drab palette sit somewhere between punk and new wave in the rags-to-riches music story Breaking Glass. The lighting and costuming of the film are key to its atmospheric portrayal of England in the late 1970s.     Breaking Glass is available on DVD … Continue reading Color Palette: Breaking Glass

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May 25, 2017

'Pause It: 1900'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? A young boy stands amid a golden field. There is a tranquility to this agrarian scene as the child looks back and invites us to join him. But look closely. Is this a 19th century painting or a photograph? In fact, it is a 20th century film, … Continue reading Pause It: 1900

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May 24, 2017

'In Focus: The Devil and Miss Jones'

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, The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). It’s a socially conscious comedy that’s made by the delightful chemistry between cast members. Jean Arthur is as charming as ever, and although … Continue reading In Focus: The Devil and Miss Jones

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May 12, 2017

'Pause It: The Devil and Miss Jones'

Our May theme of the month, Defiance, continues with this Pause It for our film of the month, The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). PAUSE IT: What do you see? In The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), stars Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn relax at the beach amidst a throng of bustling bodies. Our eyes are drawn … Continue reading Pause It: The Devil and Miss Jones

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May 10, 2017

'Pause It: The Lawless'

Our May theme of the month, Defiance, continues with The Lawless (1950). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Here are four stills from director Joseph Losey’s starkly depicted The Lawless (1950). A story about the long-standing political unrest of a Mexican-American farming community and its struggles for both racial and economic justice, The Lawless is notable because … Continue reading Pause It: The Lawless

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