Inside the Life of River Phoenix, the Beloved Actor Who Died at 23

Tuesday marks the 24th anniversary of River Phoenix’s untimely death on Oct. 31, 1993. The actor was just 23 when he died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood due to a drug overdose, but made his mark on the world after starring in beloved films Stand By Me (1986), Running on Empty (1988) and My Own Private Idaho (1991). His final film, Dark Blood, was completed in 2012. In Phoenix’s honor, we’re taking a look back at his quick rise to fame and the best work of the gone-but-never-forgotten star. Read More // here

Gallery Additions

New gallery additions in the magazine scans section including the following…

Details (November 1991)
Young Americans Issue 1-3
Just 17
People (15 November 1993)
Premiere (January 2001 / March 2004)

Various film related articles in the “Film Articles” category.

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New Layout

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River Phoenix’s 5 best performances

Former teen idol and child actor River Phoenix would have been 47 years old today. Drug use tragically cut short Phoenix’s promising film career, which ended with his death in 1993. He died just as he seemed to be entering his prime. Read More here

‘Stand By Me’ UK Screenings

BFI, LONDON
16 Sep @ 20:45 – Stand By Me (NFT1)
30 Sep @ 15:45 – Stand By Me (NFT2)
22 Sep @ 18:15 – Stand By Me (NFT2)
Official Website: // here

PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA, LONDON
01 Sep @ 9:00pm – Stand By Me
Official Website: // here

Why The Movie Stand By Me 100% Holds Up Today

The movie Stand By Me is one of those great throwbacks to a time when movies were just different than they usually are today. In addition, it was a movie that seemed to handle all of the angst that was involved with growing up and attempting to develop one’s own personality while simultaneously trying not to go against one’s own culture or code. Regardless of how old the movie gets, this fact alone means that it is timeless. Read More: // here

IMA announces 2017 Summer Nights Film Series lineup

Yes, spring just arrived, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about summer, too. And with summer comes Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series, a staple on our summer calendar here at NUVO.
Saturday, July 29: Stand By Me (1986, 89 min., R)
In the summer of 1959, four 12-year-old friends, Gordie (Will Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman) and Vern (Jerry O’Connell), set off to find a dead body rumored to be in the woods, creating memories and friendships that last them a lifetime, in the Rob Reiner film. Read More: // here

Screencaps/Icons Added

Screencaps from the following added to the Gallery.
* Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
* The Thing Called Love – A Look Back
Icons added to the Media section.

Jerry O’Connell’s Emotional Memories of How Stand by Me Changed His Life

More than three decades after Jerry O’Connell made his big-screen debut in the classic coming-of-age film Stand By Me, the experience is forever stamped on the actor’s memory. Read More: // here

Upcoming Mill Creek Entertainment Blu-ray Releases

U.S. label Mill Creek Entertainment will add three new releases to its Blu-ray catalog: Richard Benjamin’s Little Nikita, David Seltzer’s Punchline, and the triple feature Psycho Circus (The Creeping Fles/Brotherhood of Satan/Torture Garden).
Little Nikita
Synopsis: Jeff is an American student applying to the Air Force Academy. Roy is an FBI agent doing his background check when he discovers Grant’s parents are undercover Russian spies disguised as Americans. When Roy confronts Grant about his parents, he is forced to make a decision that could save his entire country! Starring Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava, and Richard Bradford. Read More: // here