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Showtime Revs Up Nonfiction With Docs on Bob Dylan, Kobe Bryant, Marlon Brando

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Inquisitive. Intelligent. Supportive. Enthusiastic. Talk to the creators of some of Showtime’s original documentaries, and it sounds like they’re describing a dream spouse. But that’s how they feel about the perfect partner — the perfect producing partner, that is.

With David Nevins at the helm, Showtime has made a greater push to fund original documentaries, offering in-depth looks at challenging subjects.

“Documentaries have a lot of currency in our culture right now,” Nevins says. “People want to watch them, they’re very well-consumed (and) highly rated. And they felt like an area where there was opportunity to do the kind of things that other people aren’t doing, the kind of things that would make news, and that people would want to write about.”

Last year’s environmental docuseries “Years of Living Dangerously” proved him right. Executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the project featured Harrison Ford, »

- Carita Rizzo

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'Star Wars 7' Concept Art Reveals New Characters and Vehicles

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A group of Bothan spies have pulled off an incredible job, retrieving some truly beautiful new concept artwork from Star Wars: Episode VII that proves a lot of the recent rumors to be true while giving us a good look at some of the character designs, specifically the main villain and Daisy Ridley, along with a look at her rumored home and some of the vehicles that will be utilized throughout this epic space adventure. This latest art also gives us a good look at some of the aliens and ideas being put on display in December 2015.

Suffice it to say, this story contains some Major Spoilers so tread carefully. This is a pretty big reveal, and J.J. Abrams is probably on the hunt to have someone fired today. A source from Star Wars Underworld's claims that these images are legit, and they do line up with a lot of »

- MovieWeb

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Indie Spotlight: Found Footage 3D, Fetish Factory, Mania

19 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes new details on Found Footage 3D and Mania, photos from Refuge and a poster from Fetish Factory, release dates announced for Skypemare, Soulmate, and The Inside, a trailer for When Black Birds Fly and Zombie Hood, and more:

New Details on Found Footage 3D: “…the producers of upcoming horror film Found Footage 3D announced the launch of their Indiegogo campaign to obtain additional funding for post-production and marketing expenses.

Produced by Kim Henkel, co-creator of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Found Footage 3D tells the story of a group of filmmakers who set out to make “the first 3D found-footage horror film,” but find themselves in a found-footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

“What Scream did for slasher films, »

- Tamika Jones

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Queen Latifah hosting Hollywood Film Awards

18 October 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the Hollywood Film Awards.

The annual ceremony will air live for the very first time on CBS from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 14.

CBS announced Latifah as host by referring to her as a "triple threat" because she can sing, dance and act.

"I'm honoured to be a part of such a legendary award show," Latifah added. "The Hollywood Film Awards have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I'm excited to be the first host to bring them to television."

The Hollywood Film Awards honour achievement in filmmaking and film acting. Producer Carlos de Abreu organised the first ceremony in 1997.

Last year's ceremony included Harrison Ford receiving the Hollywood Career Achievement Award and Star Trek Into Darkness winning Best Film.

CBS's coverage of the event will include a red carpet preview at 7.30pm Et and a one-hour post-show »

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Star Wars: Episode VII to finish filming in three weeks, says producer

18 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: Episode VII is around three weeks off completing filming.

The Guardian reported that producer Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the film's progress.

She also added that she is "thrilled" to be returning the film series to London with Jj Abrams in the director's chair.

She said: "This continues a long tradition of Star Wars movies being made in London. It goes back to 1976.

"To know that we are now coming back and we will be making the movies once again based out of Pinewood and now we're looking to put together Ilm London, it's rather remarkable that this has come together in less than two years."

It comes as Warwick Davis has revealed that he will be returning to the franchise.

Star Wars: Episode VII will pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after Return of the Jedi.

Original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, »

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Lupita Nyong'o Is "Geeking Out" on Star Wars: Episode VII Movie Set—Take a Look!

17 October 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

How cute is Lupita Nyong'o?! The actress gave Star Wars fans a little sneak peek earlier today when she snapped a picture on the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The funny photo shows the Academy Award winner wearing some black frame glasses and an Episode VII cap while flashing the biggest smile (with something in her teeth, of course) as she holds on tight to an action figure of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. "Geeking out! #Swvii," the 31-year-old wrote with the snapshot on Instagram. E! News was among the first to speak to Nyong'o after her casting was announced back in June while on the red carpet at the Cfda Awards in New York City. "I was cast two weeks ago," she »

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'Avengers 2' and 'Star Wars 7' Effects Break New Ground at Ilm

17 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Industrial Light & Magic, the in-house effects company established by George Lucas in 1975, is still one of the leading forces in the industry and is responsible for working on some of the biggest movies over the past five decades. They are currently working on director Joss Whedon's superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and will begin working on Star Wars: Episode VII in just a few short weeks as principal photography wraps on J.J. Abrams sci-fi epic. Both movies are expected to push boundaries and break new ground at Ilm.

Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm means Ilm will be working on more Disney movies, including all of those Marvel sequels and spin-offs that are planned throughout the rest of this decade. To celebrate, and for work purposes, the company has launched a new studio in London, and held a grand opening this past week. President Lynwen Brennan was there to speak with IGN, »

- MovieWeb

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'Fetish Factory' Poster with Carrie Keagan and Chase Williamson

17 October 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the gritty, sexy and scary old school tradition of exploitation and grindhouse art comes the kick-ass poster for Blanc/Biehn Productions' latest fright flick, Fetish Factory.

Bbp commissioned Los Angeles based artist Aaron Kai to come up with a throwback concept and create artwork that would tell a story - using scenes from the film and building intrigue through visuals just like they did back in the 60s and 70s.

Aaron Kai's meticulously executed, photorealistic film-inspired artwork has been featured globally&#160 from Hollywood to Tokyo to commemorate high-profile landmark events including Blade Runner: The Final Cut 25&#8482 Anniversary, The Bette Davis Centennial, and the Jules Verne Film Festival. Prominent collectors of Kai's original works include Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Clint Eastwood.

Fetish Factory is written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson, based on a story by Lony Ruhmann. The plot centers on pin-up vixens vs. bloodthirsty zombies, »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Schrader, Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Nicholas Winding Refn Fight Against This Dying Of The Light Trailer

16 October 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Interesting story with this one.  Paul Schrader, who wrote Taxi Driver (a classic) and recently conspired with Bret Easton Ellis to bring us The Canyons (by most counts not a classic) has a new movie coming out called Dying of the Light.  Only he's not too thrilled about the way it turned out. Nor are his stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin.  Nor is executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn (who was supposed to direct this a few years back with Harrison Ford in the lead role). Apparently Schrader was locked out of the editing room on the film and the movie that's being prepped for release is not his vision.  Contractually he is forbidden to trash the movie given a non-disparagement clause in his contract, but he found a nifty way out of that and a way to get his message across.  Hit the jump for the Dying of the »

- Evan Dickson

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Warwick Davis Back For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ – Video

16 October 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The English actor confirmed his return to a galaxy far, far away this afternoon in a video posted to the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Warwick Davis has played multiple roles in George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise, including Wicket the Ewok in Return Of The Jedi and gambler Weazel and Anakin’s pal Wald in The Phantom Menace. (He even doubled for the Frank Oz-voiced Yoda and cameo’ed as a Tatooine street trader in Episode I.)

Davis’s role in Episode VII has yet to be revealed, but production is underway in the UK with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson starring for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters on December 8, 2015.


- Jen Yamato

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Warwick Davis Returning for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Video)

16 October 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A “Star Wars” mainstay is returning to the fold. See photos: 62 Fall TV Actors Ranked by Popularity (Photos) Warwick Davis, who played the ewok Wickett in “Return of the Jedi” and dual roles of Weazel and Wald in “The Phantom Menace,” confirmed that he will have a role in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Davis broke the news via a video uploaded to the official Star Wars YouTube account. It's unclear what role(s) Davis might play this time, though aside from Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, it's unclear who any of the cast members are playing. The new trilogy is. »

- Linda Ge

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Warwick Davis Has Joined the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The official cast of J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII has continued to grow after the initial announcement was made a few months ago. This week, a franchise veteran has also locked down a role, joining the existing cast that already includes stars like Harrison Ford and Adam Driver. Scroll through to see all the returning cast members and newbies who will be carrying on the saga. Source: Getty / Venturelli, John Lamparski, Walter McBride, and Stefania D'Alessandro »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Warwick Davis Will Be Back For Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you weren’t already over the moon about the casting line-up for Star Wars: Episode VII, then you might be excited to hear that Warwick Davis is set to return to a galaxy far, far away.  The franchise stalwart has officially signed on to J.J. Abrams’ anticipated first instalment of the new trilogy.

Davis will be recognisable to the Star Wars fan community as he appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor as much-loved ewok, Wicket. That’s not to say he’ll be reprising that role for the new movie. Lest we forget, he also cropped up in the prequel trilogy. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, he took on two brief roles; one as Anakin’s childhood friend Wald, and the other as arms dealer Weazel.

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Warwick Davis will return for Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII wasn’t exciting enough, it has been officially announced that Warwick Davis will be making a triumphant return to the galaxy far, far away.

With a number of other iconic actors and actresses already set to reappear, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the return of Davis is sure to spark even more excitement around the Star Wars community.

Making his debut in Return of the Jedi as the lovable Ewok Wicket, Davis also went on to play a double role in The Phantom Menace as Weazel and Wald.

The news has come directly from the Star Wars YouTube Channel and you can watch the amusing video announcement below…

The J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII will hit cinemas on December 18, 2015, but if you can’t wait that long for some light saber action then you can catch »

- Alfie Nobes

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Warwick Davis Returning For Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Warwick Davis has been joking about returning to the Star Wars universe for "Episode VII" for quite a while now during interviews and at various fan conventions etc -- but as it turns out, he really is on board. Davis played Wicket in Return of the Jedi, and then again in that dreadful Ewok spin-off movie, and also appeared in The Phantom Menace in a variety of roles. We don't know who he'll be playing in Episode VII yet, but chances are he's either already shot his scenes or is going to very soon, because Producer Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that production will wrap in about 3 weeks or so. Could the Ewoks be back to terrorize those poor Stormtroopers? I's say it's unlikely, but I guess you never know....they weren't as universally despised as Jar Jar after all! Star Wars: Episode VII stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, »

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Warning: 'Dying of the Light' Is Not a Paul Schrader Movie

16 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

But the exploitation flick that will hit theaters is not the one Schrader had in mind. Editing room disagreements took Schrader off the movie. But he cannot discuss it due to the usual contractual non-disparagement agreements that artists have to sign these days.  So Schrader has taken to Facebook, posting his official "Dying of the Light" poster featuring him, Cage, Anton Yelchin,  and executive producer Nic Winding Refn (who was going to direct until Harrison Ford fell out), wearing T-shirts sporting the non-disclosure agreement. Schrader writes: "We lost the battle. "Dying of the Light," a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, reedited, scored and mixed without my input. Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available on line. Here we are, Nick Cage, Anton Yelchin, Nic Refn and myself, wearing our "non-disparagement" T shirts. The non-disparagement »

- Anne Thompson

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Franchise Veteran Warwick Davis Will Return for Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With the overabundance of Star Wars: Episode VII leaks and rumors floating around, it is so incredibly refreshing to get a legit bit of news straight from the official Star Wars YouTube page, and via an especially amusing video nonetheless. Hit the jump to catch the must-see video announcing that Warwick Davis will return to the Star Wars film franchise for Episode VII.  The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie. Davis is the guy who portrayed Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi and he also appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Wald, the Rodian member of Anakin’s podracing pit team, Weazel, a Tatooine weapons dealer, and as Yoda in select scenes. What »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Warwick Davis Returns for 'Star Wars 7'; Will There Be Ewoks?

16 October 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reported that there are just three weeks left of shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII, but it's never too late to add new cast members, with fan favorite Warwick Davis confirmed to appear in this highly-anticipated sequel.

LucasFilm released a humorous video today, which "flashes back" to Warwick Davis' interview with Star Wars: Episode VII producer Kathleen Kennedy, where he asked if he may have a role in this new adventure, before we see the actor taking a call from director J.J. Abrams today.

What remains unclear is exactly what role Warwick Davis may have in Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor made his feature film debut as the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and he also played Weazel and Wald in the first prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

We reported last month that part »

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Watch Warwick Davis reveal his casting in Star Wars Episode 7

16 October 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warwick Davis has revealed he is returning to the Star Wars universe for Episode VII.

The actor, whose role has not yet been confirmed, announced the news in a video posted on Facebook and Twitter.

I've been waiting over a year for this phone call… #Jj

Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) October 16, 2014 In the clip, we see Davis back in July 2013, pleased with the news of more Star Wars films being made and waiting patiently for a call to pull on his Ewok costume again.

Over a year passes before his phone rings with an offer of a role from director Jj Abrams - despite executive producer Kathleen Kennedy previously telling him his name "crops up daily" in cast discussions.

The tongue-in-cheek announcement comes after the actor actively campaigned for the role, even visiting the set at Pinewood Studios.

The 44-year-old played Ewok Wicket in Star Wars »

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Warwick Davis Returning For Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s a question that has been on many a fan’s mind. Well, several. Well, mostly Warwick’s to be honest: will the man who played Wicket in Return Of The Jedi and the Ewok spin-off films before appearing in The Phantom Menace in a variety of roles show up in Star Wars: Episode VII? Now, thanks to Mr. Davis himself, we know the answer via his Twitter feed and a new video.Of course, we don’t yet know who or what he’ll be playing in the new film – the video doesn’t specify and J.J. Abrams would probably lock him in the Nockmaar dungeons if he did – but it feels like the director is continuing to pay homage to the original trilogy, with lots of practical effects and, of course, a batch of Davis’ old castmates including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. »

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