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10 Superhero Films If They Were Made By Legendary Directors

11 July 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In 2003 a rumour proliferated online that back in 1946 Orson Welles had planned to direct a Batman film. The information “uncovered” included a wealth of detail on Welles’ intentions for his film “The Bat-Man” and painted a compelling picture of what might have been.

The word was that Welles wanted to portray Batman himself but the studio instead forced through the casting of hot property Gregory Peck. Peck was to be supported by a dream cast that included Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman, George Raft as Two-Face, James Cagney as The Riddler and Basil Rathbone as The Joker. The Bat-Man would have been a hard-nosed noir take on the material – faithful to the original incarnation of the character.

It would be enough to make you weep for what we were denied if it hadn’t all been revealed as an almighty hoax orchestrated by comics scribe Mark Millar on the Cbr message boards. »

- Chris O'Malley

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Rosemary Murphy, To Kill a Mockingbird Actress, Dies at 89

10 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rosemary Murphy, an Emmy Award winner who played the neighbor Miss Maudie in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at 89. The actress passed away Saturday in her Upper East Side apartment in New York, having recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, her agent told the Hollywood Reporter. Murphy won her Emmy for playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother in the 1976 miniseries Eleanor and Franklin. But she may be best known for her role as Maudie Atkinson, the neighbor who helped to teach Atticus Finch's children about racism in To Kill a Mockingbird. "You knew you were in something special. »

- Tim Nudd

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Rosemary Murphy, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Actress, Dies At 89

9 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

To Kill a Mockingbird actress Rosemary Murphy died on Saturday in New York City. She was 89.

Rosemary Murphy Dies

Murphy had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and passed away in her Upper East Side apartment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy played neighbor Maudie Atkinson, better known as Miss Maudie. Her character lives across the street from lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) and his two young children – Scout (Mary Badham) and Jem (Phillip Alford) in the fictional Maycomb, Alabama.

Prior to appearing in To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy appeared in a number of TV series, including Robert Montgomery Presents, Thriller, Naked City, Wide Country and The Doctors and the Nurses. Following her turn in the Oscar-nominated picture, Murphy continued her TV work.

Murphy earned her first Emmy for playing Sara Delano Roosevelt in 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin. »

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Rosemary Murphy, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress, Dies at 87

9 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash.BzHqOdBQ.dpuf Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Rosemary Murphy, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress, Dies at 87

9 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash.BzHqOdBQ.dpuf Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Ridley Scott planning another Bible epic, based on the life of David

9 July 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

On the same day that the first trailer for his Moses movie—Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale—debuted on the Internet, Ridley Scott has announced his intention to tackle another Biblical epic. As first reported in Variety, Scott, Exodus producer Peter Chernin, and 20th Century Fox are re-teaming for a movie about David, the boy who slew Goliath and grew up to be the exalted king of Israel.

Jonathan W. Stokes, who penned the script for the Benedict Cumberbatch project Blood Mountain, is writing a screenplay that will focus on David’s reign as king, following his early battle with the giant Philistine. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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'The Omen' Is Getting a Second Reboot from Fox and Platinum Dunes

27 June 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are teaming up for yet another reboot of the 1976 horror classic The Omen, which comes just eight years after the studio's The Omen remake in 2006.

No filmmakers have been attached at this time, with Bloody-Disgusting reporting that 20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are still in the very early stages of development.

The news comes just over a month after we reported that the Lifetime Channel is developing a TV adaptation of the original movie, with Glen Mazzara, a former showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead, writing the pilot script and executive producing. The series centers on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie, who is now an adult and haunted by his turbulent past. He must come to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.

Richard Donner directed the 1976 original version of The Omen, which starred Gregory Peck »

- MovieWeb

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The Omen Being Remade Again

27 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

20th Century Fox is prepping to unleash everyone's favorite little antichrist, Damien Thorn, onto the masses as apparently another remake is on its way in addition to the previously announced "Damien" TV series. Read on for everything you need to know.

The news comes from Bloody Disgusting, who are reporting that Fox is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second remake based upon the David Seltzer tale of a little boy with the whole world in his demonic hands.

John Moore directed the insipid 2006 remake (that had a strange fascination with the color red) starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, but let's just forget that all happened, mmkay?

The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, »

- Steve Barton

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It’s About the Message: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Socially Aware Films

14 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Many moviegoers consider the world of film as a reprieve from their current existing realities. This is rather interesting because in looking to escape the everyday realities for a fantasized slice of reality in cinema might seem quite redundant for some folks. However, the realities that are portrayed on the big screen are varied so whatever life experiences are depicted we may not have quite lived that particular episode therefore making it intriguing and fresh for our entertaining curiosities.

Films, when capturing a fragrance of reality through triumph and tragedy, are usually armed with a special messaging about the human condition through sacrifice, self-discovery, suffering and of course social awareness.  In It’s About the Message: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Socially Aware Films we will take a look at Academy Award-winning movies that dared to examine the spirit about being socially aware–through inspiration and insidiousness (or both simultaneously)–and put »

- Frank Ochieng

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The Definitive War Movies: 40-31

10 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I promise – it wasn’t my plan to have seven of the ten films on this portion of the list focus on World War II. But, if we look back at the biggest international conflicts of all time, World War II is the one that provides the most opportunity. It’s a chance for a number of different countries to look at the same war from different perspectives. In this portion alone, there’s a French film, a German film, a Hungarian film, a couple British/American films, and a few American films – all about varied aspects of World War II.

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40. The Killing Fields (1984)

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Conflict: Cambodian Civil War

For all the films made about World War II and larger scale conflicts, the few that depict smaller, more concentrated ones are sometimes more effective. Roland Joffé’s 1984 drama The Killing Fields hones in on Cambodia, »

- Joshua Gaul

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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

24 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Has it really been 25 years since we first met Indiana Jones's father?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the third film in the globe-trotting series, opened on May 24, 1989, returning our favorite dashing archaeologist to fighting Nazis and searching for Biblical treasures. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1989 with $197 million in the U.S. alone, surpassing 1984's "Temple," which earned just under $180 million.

While we are all as much scholars of these films as Dr. Jones is of collectible relics, we've unearthed some details you might not have known about the making of the film, including its many James Bond connections and why Steven Spielberg was so reluctant to make a movie about the Holy Grail.

1. Although George Lucas and Spielberg had always intended to make the series a trilogy, Spielberg also wanted "to apologize for the second one" by returning to the spirit of the original, hence the welcome »

- Sharon Knolle

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Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara to Pen Damien for Lifetime

22 May 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In the best/worst news we’ve heard in awhile, Lifetime is making an Omen TV show to be called Damien. On the best side of the column, the pilot is being written by Glen Mazzara, the second Walking Dead showrunner, and it will follow an adult Damien Thorn grappling with his destiny, which could be interesting. On the worst side, it’s for Lifetime, the network whose highest profile show is about a single mom giving happy ending massages.

But I have hope for the show. If you’ve ever watched a Lifetime movie, you would know that they specialize in evil men. One time I visited my aunt over Father’s Day weekend, and the network was running a marathon of movies about dads. Only, they didn’t have any movies about good dads. It was all about the dad who faked his own death to abandon his children, »

- Mily Dunbar

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Goodbye to Language’

21 May 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Contempt” meets “Lassie,” sort of, in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language,” a characteristically vigorous, playful, mordant commentary on everything from the state of movies to the state of the world from French cinema’s oldest living enfant terrible. Its title notwithstanding, Godard’s 39th feature-length work proves its maker has plenty left to say and plenty of new ways of saying it, from its freewheeling use of multiple video formats to its radical experiments in 3D. For 69 densely packed minutes that feel like an adrenaline shot to the brain, “Goodbye” continually reaffirms that no single filmmaker has done more to test and reassert the possibilities of the moving image during the last half-century of the art form. All but those who wish Godard had never ventured past what he was doing circa 1968 should take much pleasure in the result, which will be in high demand on the festival and »

- Scott Foundas

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The Walking Dead Showrunner To Develop Damien

20 May 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Good news Walking Dead fans, producer Glen Mazzara is sticking to his horror guns and lining up a continuation of the ever-sinister Omen franchise. Titled Damien, the show will center on the Antichrist, Damien Thorn, and his legacy as Satan’s son. Following the events of the preceding films, Damien will struggle with his horrific past while wrangling with the expectations his birth-right dictates.

This won’t be the first time that studio executives have gotten the defibrillators out for Richard Donnner’s terror classic, which featured Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as the unwitting adopted parents of the spawn of the devil. The film was a hit when it was released back in 1978, earning over $60 million in the U.S. alone. From there we got two sequels, the second of which starred Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill as the Antichrist. Two TV movies followed as well, including The Omen »

- Dale Barham

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'The Omen' TV Series Coming from Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner

19 May 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Glen Mazzara, the former executive producer and showrunner of AMC's The Walking Dead, is developing a TV adaptation of the 1976 horror classic The Omen for Lifetime.

The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.

The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.

The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that »

- MovieWeb

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The Omen Heads to the Small Screen with Lifetime TV Movie Damien

19 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After a series of sequels and a lackluster remake, I suppose it was inevitable that The Omen would be heading to the small screen, as has recently become the norm for popular horror franchises.

A spin-off made-for-tv flick is indeed in the works, and we've got the latest for ya today. Dig in!

THR reports that former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara is prepping Damien for Lifetime, a series based on the popular franchise that rose from the depths of Hell in 1976. Mazzara will pen the script and executive produce via his 44 Strong Productions banner.

Titled Damien, the drama centers on the film's young boy Damien Thorn. Now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.

Ross Fineman ("Lights Out") will also executive produce via his Ftvs-based Fineman Entertainment.

The Omen, »

- John Squires

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Former 'Walking Dead' showrunner developing series based on 'The Omen' for Lifetime

19 May 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

A little boy named Damien is once again about to haunt your dreams, but this time on the small screen.

The young boy from the classic 1976 horror film (and 2006 remake) The Omen is now an adult facing his true destiny as the Antichrist in Damien, a new TV series in development for Lifetime from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of the project with Mazzara writing the script and executive producing under his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. In addition to already being a horror expert thanks to The Walking Dead, »

- Jake Perlman

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Six of The Best Movie Courtroom Scenes

25 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The courtroom is the ultimate movie set. The elements of a criminal trial are effectively a scriptwriter’s ‘How To’ guide. The case for the prosecution is pure plot development; the conflict is inherent in two sides making completely opposing arguments. Main characters are set at loggerheads, motives are compromised and minor characters are wheeled in and out as witnesses at the writer’s beck and call. Finally, at its heart there is a mystery that can’t be solved until the judge bangs his gavel for the final time, or maybe just afterwards in a third act sting (see Jagged Edge, for example). It is no wonder Hollywood drags itself back to the courts time and time again.

The courtroom movie really came into prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s, during the death-throes of monochrome film. Movies like Inherit The Wind, Anatomy of a Murder, 12 Angry Men, »

- Cai Ross

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The German Doctor | Review

21 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Nazi At My Table: Puenzo’s Latest an Eerie Reimagining

Argentinian director Lucia Puenzo once again adapts one of her own novels for her latest offering, an intriguing period piece, The German Doctor. Whereas her 2009 adaptation of The Fish Child unraveled itself with a series distracting narrative flourishes, her latest effort is a bit more reserved, a simple and straightforward tale that manages to build a sinister simmer, even distracting us from what audiences familiar with historical accuracy already know will happen. While avoiding the use of Nazism and the perverse case of Dr. Mengele as an exploitative element, the rather demure narrative only hints at the possibility of the notorious and despicable terrors residing underneath the calm visage of a stranger that upends one unremarkable family’s livelihood.

Set in early 1960’s Patagonia, a man by the name of Helmut Gregor (Alex Brendemuhl), becomes fascinated with an underdeveloped »

- Nicholas Bell

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' - 'The Gladiators are Here!'

13 April 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Every once in a while, I like for somebody on "The Amazing Race" to really impress me. And I'm easily impressed. When the Hockey Brothers were throwing casks over their shoulders and running up hills? That impressed me. Heck, when Mark put together that car with the instructions in a language he couldn't understand? That impressed me.  Sunday (April 13) night's confusing episode of "The Amazing Race" offered a low bar for achievement: I wanted somebody to know Roman Numerals. For what it's worth, *I* don't know Roman Numerals. Well, I know some Roman Numerals, but usually I know them if I can work backwards to some degree. Like if I'm looking at a motion picture copyright date, I usually have a vague sense of when the movie was released and I can figure out the actual date from that. So when it comes to Roman Numerals, I don't impress myself, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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