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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Blu-ray and DVD Edition
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Holiday Blu-ray Gift Guide 2016

Here’s a compendium of new movie releases to DVD and Blu-ray for fans of action, horror, comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi, as well as a selection of new and vintage TV shows in box sets for your purchasing, gift gifting, and eventually viewing pleasure. Ranging from contemporary shows to some of the most classic, these selections will help ignite the small screen and showcase just why television is still at such a high arc in the medium and why it looks to remain that way for quite some time.

Check out this year’s Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Blu-ray & DVD Edition

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Retro Movie Review: ‘Taxi Driver’ 40th Anniversary Screening – Fathom Events
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Fathoms Events and Sony Pictures presents a chance to see one of the greatest and craziest films of all time, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver in U.S. theaters again this week. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, Taxi Driver drives back to cinemas for only one more day, Wednesday, October 19th. I got a chance to go to a showing on Sunday in New York City. I’d argue the real star of the film is New York City itself. The city pulses throughout; the filth and degradation of the 1970s feels hundreds of years removed, not a mere 40.

Taxi Driver features the definition of “all-star cast,” headlined by Oscar-winner Robert De Niro as the film’s notorious anti-hero Travis Bickle. Joining him are future two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, who was 14 when the movie debuted in 1976. Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, and Harvey Keitel round out the cast. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor (De Niro), Supporting Actress (Foster), and Score (the amazing Bernard Herrmann).

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Contest: Tickets To See ‘Taxi Driver’ In Theaters In October
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Martin Scorsese‘s 1976 classic Taxi Driver is coming back movie theaters nationwide for a limited run this month through Fathom Events in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. And we here at Geeks Of Doom are giving away 5 pairs of tickets for this event!

Fill out the Entry Form here below for a chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to screening in the United States. Be sure to include your theater preference from the participating theaters list, as well as the screening date and time. ALSO, very important: Be sure to enter using your full name and a valid email address; this information will be shared with Fathom Events publicity team, who will be handling prize fulfillment.

SCREENING DATES:
Sunday, October 16 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time
Wednesday, October 19 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time

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‘Taxi Driver’ Hitting Theaters For 40th Anniversary Through Fathom Events
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Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver is coming back to the big screen for a limited run in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary.

In 1976, Scorsese introduced us to Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a deranged New York City cabbie who enjoyed pornographic films, stalking political candidates, and had a penchant for blondes. The film was gritty, intense, and violent, and Bickle became an anti-hero for the post-Nixon era. It garnered four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster), and Best Score (Bernard Herrmann). The film was written by Paul Schrader, the first of his three collaborations with the acclaimed Oscar-winning director. Thanks to Fathom Events & Sony Pictures Entertainment, Taxi Driver is returning to U.S. theaters for two days only this October in preparation for its two-disc 40th anniversary edition Blu-Ray release on November 8, 2016.

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ Turns 40
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Taxi Driver, the pressure cooker of a film about one man’s lonely journey into a nether region of metaphoric and literal hell by way of a society that doesn’t even want to begin to understand him, celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend, opening in New York City on Feb 7th, 1976 and opening in a wide release on February 8th.

The film, an early masterpiece by director Martin Scorsese, who was coming off twin successes with Mean Streets and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore respectively, is a stark, brutal, dark, and pulsing look into the open wound that was New York City circa 1975. During that turbulent and gritty time, the city was almost limping on legs from a bygone era that started to erode and disintegrate by the time the film was made. On cracked concrete streets, with asphalt that seemed to emit snakelike steam from its sewers could only a film like this be born. Taxi Driver stands as a true testament to the blood, sweat, and tears put forth by the creative triumvirate of Scorsese, writer Paul Schrader, and the lead actor who played one Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro, was already a legend even then when the cameras started rolling as production commenced.

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Happy 70th Birthday Martin Scorsese!
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Martin Scorsese, whose directorial style in the world of cinema has placed him in the absolute pantheon of some of the all-time greats past or present, celebrates his 70th birthday today!

The works of Scorsese are held in the highest regard, the running themes for the most part of his still on-going filmography have points mired in guilt and ultimate salvation through redemption, mostly by way of extreme violence or some sort of characterization which breaks down (lifts up as?) naked, exposed as shameless or triumphant, but in its uncomfortably organic foundations. Themes of alpha males in trouble, or self-abuse that manifests itself to the destruction of themselves and characters around them, usually done for the most part in an Italian-American milieu. Scorsese never makes things easy, he never makes watching his films easy, in fact quite the contrary, when one embarks on watching one of his works they have not seen before, there’s always a backburner with the reminder that a Scorsese production is going to get jarring, it’s going to get intense, it is going to be visual and with the upmost respect and passion for filmmaking as an art as well as taking care of its narratives. With a Scorsese film, with a Scorsese production, whether the end result is satisfying or not, and the entire Scorsese filmography for certain has peak high and valley low all over it, there’s still going to be an instant stamp on it, a branding that only this Italian-American pioneer has mastered in his own right.

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Doom Digest: Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man
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Doom Digest

Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.

Today: Red Letter Media targets Prometheus, Spidey plays basketball in The Amazing Spider-Man, what Taxi Driver would be like today, an exploding Rubix Cube shirt, and footage from the would-be game Super Modern Mario Bros., plus Bits Of Doom.

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UPDATED! ‘Antichrist’ Director Lars Von Trier To Challenge Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro To Remake ‘Taxi Driver’
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UPDATE: This is why I loathe rumors. Lars von Trier’s business partner Peter Aalbaek Jensen tells ScreenDaily “I have seen it [the story] in the Danish film magazine and what is written there is not true,” and that it’s all “rubbish.” Lesson learned. If the Danish say something, don’t listen to it.

Apparently Lars von Trier, director of the recent controversial film, Antichrist, is now the Jigsaw Killer of all film makers, setting challenges at the feet of his peers.

Many reports out of the Berlin Film Festival state that von Trier is challenging none other than Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to remake their 1976 classic, Taxi Driver. The news is so insanely preposterous that it wasn’t even worth a glance at first; but with more and more reports indicating that an announcement will come soon, we all can’t help but wonder: is this really true?

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Perfect Progression? Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro To Re-Team For New Mob Movie
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Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro

Reuters is reporting that while in Berlin for the Berlin Film Festival, director Martin Scorsese confirmed a dream of many film fans: the re-teaming of himself and Robert De Niro for another go in the violent world of mobsters.

When these two mega-stars of cinema history team up, classics have been known to be born. The first time they collaborated in 1973, a movie called Mean Streets was made. Since then, many beloved titles have followed, including Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, and Casino, which was the last time they worked together (not counting Shark Tale, of course).

In what sounds like the perfect next step for the duo, they are planning to work again, only this time, it sounds like it will be more of a reflection piece, with De Niro playing a big name in organized crime looking back on his life.

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