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Clint Eastwood says he didn't threaten to kill Michael Moore

22 April 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - Clint Eastwood took center stage at CinemaCon on Wednesday during a lunch and Q&A reflecting on his career.  The 84-year-old legend was on hand to receive an award from Fandango for "American Sniper," his biggest hit to date. "Sniper," the story of U.S. sniper and Iraq veteran Chris Kyle, found surprising support from both sides of the political aisle. There were some outspoken dissenters, however, and during a conversation with THR's Stephen Galloway, Eastwood volunteered to clear up one particularly nasty rumor that had made the rounds regarding fellow Oscar winner Michael Moore. In January, Moore made a number of comments about how he views snipers as "cowards."  These are opinions based on the fact his own Uncle had been killed by one during Ww II.  As you'd expect, the conservative media did not take these statements lightly and it created something of a firestorm »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Clint Eastwood on Michael Moore Feud, Why He Won’t Do Comic Book Movies

22 April 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clint Eastwood may be cinema’s best known avenger, but the “Dirty Harry” star won’t be donning a cape and tights to fight crime.

“I read comic books when I was a kid; I don’t read them now,” said Eastwood during a question and answer session about his life and career at the Las Vegas exhibition trade show CinemaCon on Wednesday.

That means he won’t be appearing in a Marvel movie anytime soon. “I prefer adult-oriented pictures,” Eastwood said. “I mean that in the PG-13 or R sense, but that’s as far as it goes.”

Eastwood also revealed that even though he’s world famous, he still buys tickets to see movies on the bigscreen. He most recently made the trip to the multiplexes to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and plans to support his son Scott by paying full freight to see “The Longest Ride. »

- Brent Lang and Dave McNary

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Monkeying around: Cinema's top 12 primates

16 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It's a new Earth Day tradition: every year, Disneynature celebrates our little blue marble by introducing us to some of its most fascinating creatures. After spending some time with African big cats, chimps and bears, this year we meet the macaques of Monkey Kingdom

Narrated by Tina Fey, the documentary follows monkey mom Maya and her newborn son Kip, living the wild life with their extended family in the ancient ruins hidden deep in the Sri Lankan jungle. As we travel with the troupe and get to know their simian society, we are reminded of all our fave primates on the big screen : Ed, Mvp, Dunston, Mighty Joe Young, Amy the talking gorilla in Congo...

Here is our personal army of 12 movie monkeys!

 

Planet of the Apes

After the ape-ocalypse, our last chance for peace might be to go back to the dawn of Man. With so many sequels, »

- Martin Gignac

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NBC’s ‘A.D.’ Leads Easter Sunday But Can’t Match ‘The Bible’

6 April 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC scored on Easter Sunday with the premiere of “A.D. The Bible Continues,” which was the night’s top-rated program even if it wasn’t as strong as the 2013 version of “The Bible” on cable network History. It was slower going, though, for the net’s launch of “American Odyssey” in the night’s closing hour.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “A.D. The Bible Continues” averaged a 2.3 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, more than doubling its lead-in from “Dateline” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) and also more than doubling the Peacock’s recent average in the Sunday-at-9 hour with specials (1.1). One week after AMC’s “The Walking Dead” wrapped, the NBC newcomer figures to stand as Sunday’s No. 1 program in both 18-49 and 25-54 (3.0/7).

Among all NBC series premieres this season, “A.D.” ties with comedy “Marry Me »

- Rick Kissell

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Easter TV movie guide: Saturday April 4 - Ben-Hur, Pretty Woman

4 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

My Girl - 9.10am, Watch

Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is obsessed with death. When her father, the mortician of the funeral parlour she lives above, hires Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), Vada sets out to spy on the couple with her best friend Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin).

My Neighbour Totoro - 1pm, Film4

In this awe-inspiring animation from Hayao Miyazaki, director of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, two girls have charming adventures with the mysterious forest sprite that neighbours their new house in the country.

Ben-Hur - 3.05pm, 5Usa

Oscar-winning Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince who's betrayed and condemned into slavery by his childhood friend, later regaining his freedom and returning to take revenge. Featuring one of the most iconic climaxes in cinema history - the chariot race - you can't miss the opportunity to re-watch this classic.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - 6pm, Comedy Central »

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Jesus is Alive: The original superhero on film

3 April 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lee Brown looks at Jesus on film…

It’s Easter and while many of you will be tucking into your chocolate eggs there really is somebody you ought to thank for your edible wonders. The reason behind the season. The man who can. The reason behind your hot cross buns! Jesus.

Before DC and Marvel entered the world of the superhero the Bible got there first. Over 2000 years ago in fact. To the Christian Jesus Christ entered the world to battle against evil, to save our souls from eternal damnation, and perform the ultimate sacrifice. His life for ours! And as is the norm in comic books these days Jesus may have died but He also came back to life, His resurrection power. Astounding! Not His only super power of course. He also came with the power to heal, cast out demons, and even turn water into wine. Genius!

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- Gary Collinson

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Review: Alex Gibney's 4-Hour Documentary 'Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All'

3 April 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Charlton Heston is said to have once described Frank Sinatra's songs as "four minute movies," and it's an astute observation of what makes the singer's music so timeless. Whether falling in love or nursing heartbreak, wishing on the moon or lamenting how fate has twisted the knife, Sinatra had the rare gift of sounding like a man women wanted or other men wanted to be, because he understood. But his ability to both embody an unreachable ideal and to seem relatable in his music wasn't manufactured; Sinatra's own wild life was the kind of material made for the movies. Indeed, while Hollywood has tried for years to mount a full fledged biopic of Sinatra, nothing has developed except for a handful of films where he is portrayed as part of an ensemble or in a story highlighting a certain moment in his life. While we'll still have to wait »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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MGM's 'Ben-Hur' Starts Shooting at Rome's Storied Cinecittà Studios

1 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Prior to hitting Rome, early production went down in southern Italy's historic Matera with director Timur Bekmambetov, the visually sophisticated director of "Night Watch" and the entertaining "Wanted." "Ben-Hur" will be reconstructing Jerusalem on Cinecittà Stages and Cinecittà World’s Theme Park back lot for a four-month shoot. Other lavish international productions shot at Cinecittà include Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," Fellini's "Casanova," Fox's prodigious "Cleopatra" with Liz Taylor, "The Passion of the Christ," Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic" and, of course, BBC and HBO's "Rome." Cinecittà Studios, offering generous overseas tax breaks, also hosted much of the original "Ben-Hur"'s grueling shoot with Charlton Heston and director William Wyler. Read More: Will MGM's Return to "Ben-Hur" Stand Up to the Oscar »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Memorable Highlights From The 2015 TCM Film Festival

29 March 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe descended upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival took take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 and no matter your favorite genre, attendees were treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Friday night’s screening of Apollo 13 was definitely one of the most exciting events of the festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ron Howard’s impressive telling of the nearly doomed mission of the 3 astronauts aboard Apollo 13 looked as spectacular as the first time audiences saw it 20 years ago.

Host and long-time Nasa enthusiast Alex Trebek was on hand to introduce the film, as well as introduce fans in attendance to the real Captain Jim Lovell (played in the film by Tom Hanks). Also joining them on »

- Melissa Thompson

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New Moomins On The Riviera Trailer Arrives

25 March 2015 11:47 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Birthed on screen in 1959, the Moomins are as old as Barbie and Ben-Hur (the Charlton Heston one) and with a movie in the pipeline, almost as enduring. The cute hippo-like critters are starring in their own movie, Moomins On The Riviera, and have a new trailer full of Moomin-y antics.  brightcove.createExperiences();Runs the synopsis (because it’s way beyond our understanding): "In search of adventures, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses and to remember their motto: 'Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.’"The Moomins »

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Review: "Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief", Premieres On HBO March 29

25 March 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Those of us of a certain age will recall that, while kooky religious cults have always been part of the American experience, in the mid-to-late 1970s there seemed to go through a boom period. Seemingly every week a new fringe fad movement would emerge, many of which were steeped in inexplicable psycho-babble about helping adherents "find oneself" and enrich their "inner beings". During this period I was approached in a Jersey City bowling alley, of all places, by a card-carrying member of one such cult/religion, the name of which I have happily forgotten. Upon being asked to sign up for the movement, I decided to conduct a bit of an experiment to prove a point to my girlfriend (now wife): that the gullible people associated with these groups are just vulnerable souls who can be easily manipulated by virtually any person possessed with a modicum of self-assurance, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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My First R-Rated Movie

24 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

My First R-rated Movie Or…

How I Became The 007 Of Covert Forbidden Film Viewing

By Alex Simon

For those of us who grew up in the suburbs in the pre-home video, pre-cable TV and pre-Netflix coupons 1970s and early ‘80s, there were few dangerous pleasures as heady as sneaking into an R-rated movie at the local multiplex. The multiplex cinema was a ‘70s phenomenon that made regulating children’s viewing habits infinitely more difficult than the old days of stand-alone, single screen theaters. Ironically, the new freedom that filmmakers enjoyed with the advent of the MPAA rating system in late 1968 was almost in perfect synch with the rise of multi-screen cinemas. Some things do happen for a reason.

You never forget your first...

My first R-rated film was during Thanksgiving of 1976. We were visiting my dad’s family in Birmingham, Alabama and the men adjourned after dinner to go see Two Minute Warning, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Jack Huston Is ‘The Crow’

24 March 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The reboot of The Crow just got a major shot in the arm, with the news that Jack Huston is to squeeze into the leathers left by departing star Luke Evans.

Evans quit following numerous production delays, but the signing of Huston should get the show back on the road. He’s perhaps best known for his role as scarred veteran and expert sharp shooter Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire, but has several high profile projects coming up. These include following in the footsteps of Charlton Heston as Ben-hur.

Based on James O’Barr’s comic book, the original franchise saw tortured rock star Eric Draven brought back from the grave to take revenge on the brutal gang who murdered him and his lover. Star Brandon Lee infamously died in an accident during the shoot for the first movie, and his place was taken in subsequent instalments by Vincent Perez, »

- Steve Palace

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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Exodus: Gods & Kings, Annie, Top Five

16 March 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This Week: Gettin' biblical with Ridley Scott's Exodus, dusting off a new Annie, and Chris Rock digs deep for Top Five. ► Back in the dark ages of my childhood, my ass would go numb every Easter sitting in front of the TV watching .The Ten Commandments.. I didn.t have a clue what was going on, I just needed to see Charlton Heston part the Red Sea. And just like that one, Ridley Scott.s Exodus: Gods And Kings makes you wait until nearly »

- John Law

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Grey's Anatomy Recap: What's Shakin'

12 March 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Where’s Charlton Heston when we need him? In this week’s Grey’s Anatomy, an earthquake turned Grey Sloan into a Yahtzee shaker, and wouldn’t ya know it? What it rolled was trauma, drama, a possible new couple and an aftershock that came all the way from D.C.

Want the deets? Keep reading…

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: How Are April and Jackson Weathering Their Loss?

Phoning It In | Shortly after the quake hit in “I Feel the Earth Move,” Owen answered what he expected to be a routine phone call but turned out to be Ruby, an 11-year-old »

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Throwback Thursday – Go Back In Time With These Eight Essential Sci-fi Films

12 March 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Beth Kelly

Science fiction, by its very nature, seeks to innovate in storytelling. Restricted only by the boundaries of their imaginations and the limits inherent to their craft, filmmakers of this genre use complex cinematic effects and fantastical plotlines to create worlds outside time. These films are notable for their craftsmanship as well as their embedded social and political messages, which later serve as reflections of the time periods during which they were produced. For enthusiasts of film, culture, and recent American history, classic science fiction movies provide a window into the past while predicting the course of society’s future

1. Metropolis (1927)

At date of its release this was the most expensive silent film ever made. Unfortunately, in the time since its initial debut in Weimar Germany, nearly a quarter of the original film has been lost. Legendary German director Fritz Lang, a notorious control freak, used inventive »

- Movie Geeks

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Go Back In Time With Eight Essential Sci-fi Films

11 March 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Beth Kelly

Science fiction, by its very nature, seeks to innovate in storytelling. Restricted only by the boundaries of their imaginations and the limits inherent to their craft, filmmakers of this genre use complex cinematic effects and fantastical plotlines to create worlds outside time. These films are notable for their craftsmanship as well as their embedded social and political messages, which later serve as reflections of the time periods during which they were produced. For enthusiasts of film, culture, and recent American history, classic science fiction movies provide a window into the past while predicting the course of society’s future

1. Metropolis (1927)

At date of its release this was the most expensive silent film ever made. Unfortunately, in the time since its initial debut in Weimar Germany, nearly a quarter of the original film has been lost. Legendary German director Fritz Lang, a notorious control freak, used inventive »

- Movie Geeks

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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

9 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

One could argue that Moses is the most significant and influential character from the Old Testament. After all, he led the Hebrew out of slavery and delivered the Ten Commandments. His birth story proved influential, notably to Jerry Siegel a few thousand years later. As embodied by Charlton Heston, there was never a mightier figure which is why it has taken until 2014 before anyone attempted a modern day retelling of his story.

Ridley Scott brought all his filmmaker skills to Exodus: Gods and Kings and the movie is a visually sumptuous. The Middle East provides a nice visual backdrop to this story and the movie deserves to be seen on the large screen. Watching the Digital HD version on my computer screen, courtesy of 20th Century Home Entertainment, shows the limitations of epics on any home screen. There is so much detail and scope that deserve the silver screen so »

- Robert Greenberger

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ABC to Broadcast “The Ten Commandments” on Easter

27 February 2015 6:44 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

ABC has announced that it will air the 1965 classic The Ten Commandments — Cecil B. DeMille’s epic masterpiece — on Easter Sunday. From an ABC press release: The Easter classic, The Ten Commandments, will air as an “ABC Special Presentation” on Sunday, April 5 (7:00-11:44 p.m., Et/Pt) on the ABC Television Network. The legendary Cecil B. DeMille film from 1956 was an annual tradition for many families who gathered to watch the story of Moses every Easter. Starring Charlton Heston in the iconic role of Moses, the film from Paramount Pictures also stars legendary actors Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Queen Nefretiri, … Continue reading →

The post ABC to Broadcast “The Ten Commandments” on Easter appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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Movie Alert! "55 Day At Peking" On TCM, Friday, February 27

26 February 2015 7:50 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

There will be a showing of Samuel Bronston's 1963 epic "55 Days at Peking" on Turner Classic Movies (North America) tomorrow at 2:30 Pm (Est). The film, directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven, is a spectacular film set during the Boxer Rebellion in China in the early 20th century. The film has never been officially released on DVD, though bootlegs of poor quality abound on the web.   »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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