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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

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

Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.

But despite his varied talents, Nimoy will forever be linked with the logical Mr. Spock. Spotted by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry when he appeared on Roddenberry’s NBC Marine Corps. skein “The Lieutenant,” Nimoy was offered »

- Terry Flores

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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

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Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer has died at age 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, reportedly confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.

But despite his varied talents, Nimoy will forever be linked with the logical Mr. Spock. Spotted by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry when »

- Terry Flores

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Starz CEO Chris Albrecht on Lionsgate Deal: ‘Maybe We’ll Be Kissing Cousins’

25 February 2015 6:36 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht talked up the mutually beneficial potential of its new relationship with Liongate following a stock swap deal orchestrated this month by Starz’s dominant shareholder, John Malone.

Malone swapped a 14.5% stake in Starz in exchange for a seat on the Lionsgate board. Albrecht noted that when Malone triggers a deal, “he tends to set a lot of energy in motion.”

On Starz’s quarterly earnings call Wednesday, Albrecht predicted that Starz and Lionsgate would look for ways to work together on programming and other initiatives now that they are “cousins” through the Malone connection. “Maybe we’ll even be kissing cousins,” Albrecht said after being pressed by analysts on the motivation behind the deal. “We will certainly take advantage of the opportunity to look at ways to work together to benefit Starz and Lionsgate.”

The companies have worked together on shows in the past, including the »

- Todd Spangler

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Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies

23 February 2015 10:07 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The human condition. It is a tricky and complicated concept for us mortals to grasp in terms of our ugly, unpredictable behaviors. However, when one applies a revealing spotlight on the animal kingdom and takes a look at their on-screen aggression against humans it becomes a whole new ballgame. Occasionally, the source of frustration embedded in these wayward creatures is often times triggered by the psychological prompting of the bad seed humans responsible for their behavioral tirade against nature and man.

In Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies we will look at the bombastic beasts gone ballistic in cinematic society. Maybe you have your own selections of haywire critters out to cause random havoc? If so then they probably would suffice within the theme of this movie column when detailing the animals that run amok on land, by sea or in the air.

The selections for »

- Frank Ochieng

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Funniest »

- Jeff Bayer

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For the Sake of Biopics, Stop Making So Many Biopics

20 February 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

I have a terrible confession to make. It’s really bad — the kind of thing that will forever tarnish me in your eyes. Are you ready? Oh God, oh God, here I go … I love biopics. Love them. I love the way they marry escapist gloss with Hollywoodized history, combining atmosphere with ennoblement. I love the sanitized, simplified, often fictionalized life lessons. I love the star turns — Leonardo DiCaprio Is Howard Hughes! Denzel Washington Is Malcolm X! Helen Mirren Is Queen Elizabeth! Daniel Day-Lewis Is Abraham Lincoln! Robert Downey Jr. Is Charlie Chaplin! Meryl Streep Is Margaret Thatcher! Morgan Freeman Is Nelson Mandela! Anthony Hopkins Is Richard Nixon! Gary Oldman Is Ludwig Van Beethoven! Will Smith Is Muhammad Ali! I love the gorgeous cinematography and rousing scores. (Biopics almost always have gorgeous cinematography and rousing scores.) I love the fluff pieces on how this or that actor or »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Can you ace HitFix's brutal 21-question Oscars quiz?

19 February 2015 4:26 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category? »

- Louis Virtel

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Anthony Hopkins: "Kidnapping Mr. Heinekin"

19 February 2015 9:12 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ set footage from the upcoming action thriller, "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken", based on a true story, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington ("Avatar"), Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten:

"...in 1983, a group of stupid childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the 'Heineken' beer empire (Hopkins).

"The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam...

"...resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Best Picture 1991 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

18 February 2015 11:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the Oscars this weekend, the Flickering Myth writing team look back at some of the previous Best Picture winners. First up, Helen Murdoch looks back at 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs

Winner of the Big 5 Academy Awards – Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture – The Silence of the Lambs is a twisted thriller that has endeared for over 20 years. Helmed by Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs is the second of the Hannibal novels and follows Clarice Starling as she hunts serial killer Buffalo Bill with the help of imprisoned killer Hannibal Lecter. From its opening shot through the cold woods through to the first meeting with Lecter and its pitch black crescendo, it’s a film that doesn’t let up and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.

In a year that saw The Silence of the Lambs go up against Beauty & the Beast, »

- Luke Owen

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut with Lakeshore Entertainment’s “American Pastoral” in addition to starring with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

The long-in-development project is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip RothPhillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of ‘American Pastoral,’” Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg said in a statement.

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral,'” McGregor said. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story.”

The screenplay was written by John Romano with filming scheduled for September in Pittsburgh. »

- Dave McNary

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Re-Viewed: Michael Mann introduces Hannibal in Manhunter

17 February 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Last month it was announced that Richard Armitage (The Hobbit's Thorin) is to play Frances Dolarhyde in season 3 of NBC's hit TV series Hannibal. Dolarhyde, a serial killer who leaves bite marks on his victims and is thus granted the nom de plume The Tooth Fairy, will reportedly feature in a six-episode arc touching upon the events of Red Dragon.

It was Red Dragon, both Thomas Harris's 1991 novel and Brett Ratner's 2002 movie, that many articles referenced when reporting the Armitage news, with scribes recalling Ralph Fiennes's haunting portrayal of the home-invasion killer who slays entire families. Less common, but more discerning, were the recollections of Tom Noonan's towering, heavyweight (6'7" and 217lb, to be exact) take on Dolarhyde in Michael Mann's atmosphere-drenched 1986 adaptation, Manhunter.

Mann's movie might have jettisoned Harris's title to avoid confusion with Year of the Dragon, which flopped the previous year, and »

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Joe Manganiello, Micky Dolenz, More Attend Larger Than Life Art Opening

16 February 2015 7:09 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

“There are no bad models, only bad artists. The best way for me to describe what happens when the match is just right is like rubbing two stones together — you get a spark! – Zhenya GershmanWhat do Anthony Hopkins, Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe and select other famous faces have in common? A face worthy of capturing in a crystallized moment of their stellar careers, caught in a mixed media composition that reflects an artistic moment for both the performer and the artist.  This is the criteria for celebrity portraiture and muralist Zhenya Gershman, whose “Larger Than Life” event drew […] »

- April Neale

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Armando Iannucci, Maxine Peake to edit Artsnight strand for BBC Two

16 February 2015 4:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has announced a new commitment to arts programming, which will include a new four-part series called Artsnight.

The weekly arts and culture magazine show will have a different guest editor each week, with writer Armando Iannucci, actress Maxine Peake, Sunday Times journalist Lynn Barber and Director of the Tate Modern Chris Dercon already committed to the series.

The BBC is also embarking on a partnership with cultural movement What Next? to encourage more people to participate in the arts, which will see the corporation airing new arts and cultural programmes during primetime.

BBC Four will launch Artists Question Time, which opens with a debate on who the arts are for in the UK, who can play a part in them and how they should be funded during a recession.

This spring will see a new season on cinema launched in collaboration with the BFI, which will feature Jonathan Ross »

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John Travolta Takes on Revenge Thriller 'I Am Wrath'

11 February 2015 12:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Travolta is in talks to star in the action-thriller I Am Wrath for Patriot Pictures and director Chuck Russell (Eraser). While no deal has been finalized yet, the producers are already seeking supporting actors to join John Travolta. Back in September 2012, Nicolas Cage and director William Friedkin were attached to the project, although it never moved forward.

The story centers on a man (John Travolta) who becomes frustrated with the local police when they fail to find his wife's killer. He uncovers massive corruption within the department, and becomes a vigilante who swears to take down these crooked cops. Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay based on an original story by Yvan Gauthier.

Production is scheduled to begin next month in Columbus, Ohio. John Travolta is also attached to play O.J. Simpson's defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the FX series American Crime Story, but that will shoot after he wraps on I Am Wrath. »

- MovieWeb

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10 Movie Actors Who Can’t Escape Their Most Iconic Role

11 February 2015 6:10 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

It has been said many times over that Norman Bates’ most unfortunate victim was the very man that actually brought him to life on the big screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, Psycho.

Despite winning critical acclaim for a variety of award-winning performances throughout his career, Anthony Perkins is most fondly remembered for his legendary portrayal of the deranged and eerily-soft spoken psychopath who ran the Bates Motel, harboured a passion for taxidermy and co-habited with the decaying corpse of his dead mother. So revered was his performance that Bates was voted the second greatest screen villain of all time by the American Film Institute (Anthony Hopkins took that particular accolade for his chilling turn as Hannibal Lecter, although Bates did beat Darth Vader).

It was a character Perkins would become forever associated with in the annals of Hollywood history – aside from the film’s own sequels, »

- Jak Penny

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Buyers Go With Anthony Hopkins

8 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Electric Entertainment closes multiple territories on thriller starring Anthony Hopkins

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed multiple territories on the thriller Go With Me starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta and Hal Halbrook.

Go With Me is in post in Sweden and centres on a woman who turns to a former logger and his sidekick to take on a bullying local crime lord in a Pacific Northwest town.

Deals have closed in Spain (Corbi Media), Latin America (California Filmes), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria (Grandview Castle), Taiwan (Cmc), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Central Park), Israel (Shoval) and former-Yugoslavia (Cinemania).

Fox acquired select Southeast Asian territories, Mnet has picked up in South Africa and Entertainment In Motion will handle international airlines. 

Electric and Enderby Entertainment co-finance the project, which Daniel Alfredson directs from Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs’ adaptation of the book by Castle Freman Jr.

Rick Dugdale produces »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Enderby Ent Whips Up ‘The Storm’ Under New Production Fund – Berlin

8 February 2015 2:52 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: La-based indie Enderby Entertainment has set a new production fund to finance two to four projects annually from various domestic and international partners with budgets of up to $15M. The first to be greenlit is Texas-set thriller The Storm. Nelson McCormick (The Stepfather, Prom Night) is directing from a script by Josh Campbell. Enderby partner Rick Dugdale will produce with Peter Toumasis; Enderby’s Daniel Petrie Jr (Beverly Hills Cop) is executive producing. Slated to shoot later this year, the film takes place in the midst of Texas storm season as a cold-blooded criminal seeks revenge on the small town sheriff who sent him to prison a decade earlier. With the sheriff mortally wounded, only an inexperienced deputy is left to protect the locals who are caught in the crossfire after a tornado rips through the town, cutting it off from the outside world.

“We are excited to start financing new projects at Enderby, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Felicity Jones – ‘My job is a calling … like becoming a nun’

6 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor who’s gone from The Archers to the Oscars has somehow remained unaffected, self-effacing and curious about everything

It can be hard to pinpoint exactly when an actor has made it to the upper echelons of the profession, but an Oscar nomination and an appearance in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue are fairly good markers. To those, Felicity Jones can add a nomination for leading actress at this year’s Baftas. In previous interviews with Jones, each one, going back to at least 2008, has predicted her to be on the brink of superstardom. Now, finally, it seems to have happened.

Everybody seems to want her. Her forthcoming projects are a mix of the blockbuster – she has an action film, Autobahn, out soon, co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicholas Hoult, and she has just been cast in a new Star Wars spin-off film – and intelligent drama (True Story, directed by »

- Emine Saner

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A Rundown Of Buzzy Berlin Titles As Market Begins To Roll

6 February 2015 8:34 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The halls are starting to hum softly here in Berlin as the European Film Market swings into gear. The first deals were announced yesterday before the event officially opened, with The Weinstein Co notably boarding Im Global’s The Man Who Made It Snow. This morning, FilmNation unveiled a series of offshore output deals for titles from Open Road, which will kick off with the Jamie Foxx/Michelle Monaghan-starrer Sleepless Nights.

Though it’s not likely to be a frenzy, and with currency concerns in the market internationally, Berlin should see more action in the coming days. Distributors are looking for product for 2016 and beyond, and some memorable buys have emerged here in recent years. In 2014, The Weinstein Company made a record-setting $7M deal for The Imitation Game which has now made about $140M worldwide and has an armful of Oscar nominations to boot.

Much of the pre-buy buzz »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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First-Look Photo: Anthony Hopkins In ‘Go With Me’ – Berlin

5 February 2015 11:40 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Go With Me stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta — and has now added Hal Holbrook. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is co-financing the thriller with Enderby Entertainment, and Electric is selling world rights here with UTA on domestic. Daniel Alfredson (the Millennium trilogy) directs the adaptation of Castle Freeman Jr’s novel, a modern fable set in the Pacific Northwest logging community. Stiles plays a young woman who returns to her hometown and is harassed by an ex-cop-turned-violent crime lord (Liotta). She enlists an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his sidekick (Alexander Ludwig) to stand up to him. Go With Me is currently in post in Sweden. Check out the first photo above.

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- Nancy Tartaglione

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