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Lake Bell To Helm ‘Emperor’s Children'; Jack Kilmer Joins ‘Stanford Prison Experiment'; ‘The Finest Hours’ Adds ‘Outlander’s Graham McTavish

26 August 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After making her directing debut with In A World, Lake Bell will take her sophomore turn behind the camera with The Emperor’s Children for Imagine Entertainment. Noah Baumbach adapted the script from Claire Messud’s 2006 book about three friends in their early thirties living in NYC in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing for Imagine. Bell wrote, directed, and starred in In A World, which nabbed her Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award along with an Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. She stars in the upcoming The Coup for TWC and in Man Up opposite Simon Pegg.

Neophyte thesp Jack Kilmer will play one of a handful of infamous college research subjects in The Stanford Prison Experiment, now filming in L.A. The film directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from Tim Talbott’s script chronicles the notorious 1971 experiment conducted at Stanford University, »

- Jen Yamato

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Lost Soul’ Review

24 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Featuring: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider, Robert Shaye, Graham Humphreys | Directed by David Gregory

We’ve heard all the insane rumours and scandals attached to the ill-fated 1996 remake of H.G. WellsThe Island of Dr. Moreau. How director Richard Stanley spent four years developing the project only to be fired after four days of shooting and replaced by John Frankenheimer and how headliner Marlon Brando impacted on that decision…

Helmed by Severin’s David Gregory, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau is an intriguing look at the intricacies and fragility of film-making in Hollywood – the battle between creativity, money and power. For the first time the cast and crew recount what really happened on the set of the film and why it all went so spectacularly wrong.

Richard Stanley, the director of Hardware and Dust Devil, was – following the critical acclaim of »

- Phil Wheat

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Shane Black To Helm 'The Destroyer' For Sony Pictures

21 August 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney; Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of The Destroyer until the series’ end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steven Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Destroyer is based on the series of paperback novels in which Newark cop Remo Williams is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution.  The reason?  To serve as enforcement arm for Cure, a top-secret, extra-Constitutional arm of the U.S. government.  Along with a seemingly ageless – and often hilarious – Asian assassin known only as Chiun, Williams sets out to "clean up" and take out those who oppose America’s interests.  The surprisingly-heartfelt stories combine edgy old-school »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'The Destroyer' Gets 'Iron Man 3' Director Shane Black

21 August 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Almost 30 years after Fred Ward starred as the title character in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Sony Pictures is bringing this New Jersey cop back to life with a new adaptation of The Destroyer, which will be directed by Shane Black. Take a look at Sony's official press release below, then read on for more details.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney. Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of The Destroyer until the series' end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steve Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Destroyer is based on the series of paperback novels in which Newark cop Remo Williams is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution. »

- MovieWeb

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12 Crazy Comic Book Movie Rumours That Thankfully Never Happened

21 August 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Comic book movies are some of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Fox’s X-Men (and soon to be Fantastic Four) continuity, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the new DC Cinematic Universe all include films that have grossed hundreds of millions – and even billions in some cases – of dollars in recent years.

As a result, comic book movies have become a genre with a good reputation. Huge, top class and award winning actors, including the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Andrew Garfield, Chris Cooper, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jamie Bell, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams, have signed on for roles in them – something that would have been unheard of as recently as twenty or so years ago.

However, the genre could have looked so different and could have taken such a »

- Kev Stewart

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’50 to 1′ is an unearned lap to victory

21 August 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

50 to 1

Written by Faith Conroy and Jim Wilson

Directed by Jim Wilson

USA, 2014

Imagine, if you will, a horse race that starts and finishes in a blink of an eye. We see your choice winner bucking behind the starting gate. His chances of winning are slim to none, fifty to one in fact. You may not know anything about the horse, but you like the sound of his name on the program, and figure you can make some nice cash from a long shot. The gate opens and your horse bellows out the door. Immediately cut to the first bend and he is trailing behind the team. Now, immediately cut to the last and he strides to the finish line by a large margin. Victory is yours, but to what fulfillment? Sure you’re happy that your horse won, and heck, you might have made a serious winning. You probably »

- Christopher Clemente

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Poster for 'Island of Dr. Moreau' doc 'Lost Soul' is manimal crackers

21 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

One of the oddest tales this writer has ever reported on involves 1996’s box-office bomb The Island of Dr. Moreau, the third big-screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel about a scientist who tries to turn animals into people. The movie was a passion project of director Richard Stanley who had made a splash with his debut movie, the sci-fi action film Hardware, and who assembled a remarkable cast for his Moreau, which included Val Kilmer, Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, and Ron Perlman. After just a few days of principal photography, he was fired from the film and ultimately »

- Clark Collis

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Being Batman: The Actors Underneath the Cowl

17 August 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“What are you?’ That question has been on many a criminal’s mind for numerous decades. Out of absolute fear, these evildoers stare into the face of darkness personified, a creature of the night that is a true symbol of justice. I’m talking of course about Batman, the Dark Knight, a crimefighter who strikes fear into the hearts of those deserve it. He is a highly complex character and throughout his 75-year history, many talented (and some not so talented) actors have brought him to life on the silver screen.

Lewis Wilson Batman (1943) The first film appearance of the Caped Crusader occurred at the height of World War II in 1943, four years after the character’s creation. Lewis Wilson portrayed Batman in a 15-chapter film serial released by Columbia Pictures, in which he and trusty sidekick Robin go head to head with Dr. Daka, a demented Japanese scientist who »

- Randall Unger

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Yes, Batman Is Old, So Can We Finally Stop With the Superhero Origin Stories?

12 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

On the surface, this may sound like the most throwaway news in the entire world – Ben Affleck is 41, whatever, you guys, even Wikipedia knows that – but the reveal of just how old Affleck’s character will be in his highly anticipated Batman debut signals one major plus for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: no more origin stories, we’re done with that stuff now. One of the superhero film’s producers, Michael Uslan, recently spoke to the Asbury Park Press (via Comic Book Movie and /Film) and let slip the following: “So, [the Batman universe casting backlash] has happened time and again, and it happened with Affleck. To go back to the original thought of Bruce Wayne in his mid-40s, I think he’s going to be extraordinary.” Nice job slipping that little tidbit in there, Uslan. Of course, the news that Batman will be older than we’re used to seeing on the big screen isn’t really »

- Kate Erbland

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A Dark Stain: The Infamous ‘Batman & Robin’

10 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It suffered a 63% box office drop in its second week of cinematic release. It was nominated for eleven Golden Raspberry Awards, winning one. It has been singled out as a source of massive regret for much of its cast. It effectively ended two A-list film careers, signaled the decline of Hollywood’s most celebrated guilty pleasure strongman, and doomed its helmsman to a pantheon of lingering disgrace. It torpedoed a multimillion dollar franchise, wiped out two green-lit blockbusters and put one of pop culture’s biggest names into the dark for eight years. It is often cited as one of the worst movies ever made, and was crowned number one by Empire. Years later, its director would be compelled to actually apologize for it. When you collect your wits at last and begin to look at the mess with something approaching rationalization, you will be hard pressed to find a »

- Scott Patterson

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The Dark Knight Legacy – A Retrospective

3 August 2014 7:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In one of his regular Uncut series of editorials following the release of Before Midnight, esteemed critic Mark Kermode posed an intriguing question; what is the perfect film trilogy? Given the subject, naturally Richard Linklater’s Before… trio was mooted, along with the more traditional suggestions of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and The Godfather, and the perhaps most objectively reasonable pick of Toy Story. Regardless of your personal choice, there can be little doubting that movie trilogies as a whole wind up becoming divisive. There are few consistent enough to merit consideration as a perfect whole. The aforementioned Godfather is let down by its third entry, numerous notches below the masterpieces of Parts 1 & 2. Likewise Star Wars. Even Lord of the Rings suffers naysayers regarding Fellowship and Two Towers. Could it be that, in such a tricky field, The Dark Knight saga is worthy of an honorable mention?

It is a strange thought. »

- Scott Patterson

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Why I'd like to be Chewbacca in Star Wars

24 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He's a giant dog/bear with a blood-curdling howl who oozes cool as he flies spaceships around the Star Wars galaxy and shoots clone fascists with lasers plus he saved me from the terrors of Watership Down

Why I'd like to be Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink

Why I'd like to be Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone Continue reading »

- Luke Holland

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Tim's Toons: The voice of Sandra Bullock

24 July 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. The mission statement of this column is “something to do with animation” (I suck at writing mission statements), which would seemingly preclude me from taking part in Celebrating Sandra Week here at the Film Experience.

But wait! As it turns out, there was exactly one time that Sandra Bullock voiced an animated character, in 1998’s The Prince of Egypt (as opposed to Gravity, where she was the only thing onscreen that wasn’t animated).

An adaptation of the Biblical story of Exodus, this was only the second film ever released by DreamWorks Animation (after 16 years, it remains one of their best). It was also the second DreamWorks film to favor a voice cast chosen for marquee value over skills in voice acting, building on a tradition that the studio would proudly continue for the rest of its existence. And in this case, it continues the longstanding Hollywood habit »

- Tim Brayton

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ben Affleck As Batman – Photo

24 July 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a look at Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The photo first appeared at Comic Con as well as DC Comics website.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film opens May 6, 2016.

The new image appeared on the Batman 75 Anniversary wall.

Photo - ©Melissa Howland/We Are Movie Geeks

DC Entertainment is hosting all-star panels, can’t-miss events, and exclusive reveals, all to celebrate the milestone 75th anniversary of the world’s most popular Super HeroDC ComicsBatman. Celebration highlights include a pair of panels that will bring together a spectacular collection of Batman talent, a once-in-a-lifetime art exhibit, and a rare look at some of the most famous Batman film costumes in history.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are »

- Michelle McCue

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Why I'd like to be Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird

23 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even from a small English village, Atticus Finch, the lawyer defending a wrongly accused African American in the deep south of America, seemed the epitome of quiet decency, fatherly tenderness and physical courage

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

Why I'd like to be Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark Continue reading »

- Neil Mitchell

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Ben Affleck's Batman Cowl On Display At Comic-Con, Zack Snyder Shares New 'Batman V Superman' Photo

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

The cowl worn by Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently on display at Comic-Con’s show floor.

Ben Affleck's Batman Costume At Comic-Con

Batfleck costume is in the house! pic.twitter.com/wJCYm4S1ne

— dan didio (@dandidio1) July 24, 2014

The cowl – essentially Batman’s cape – is just the first Batman V. Superman tease making an appearance at this year’s Comic-Con. The look is on display to celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday, which was celebrated during the preview night on Wednesday.

“It just brought the reality of the fact that we’re finally going to see a movie where Superman and Batman are going to be side-by-side. That’s a fanboy dream, and the fact that the costume’s here just makes the movie even more real,” commented DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan Didio.

Also on display are the costumes worn by Michael Keaton, »

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Nicolas Cage's 5 craziest roles: The Wicker Man, Bad Lieutenant

22 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

As Nicolas Cage returns to Oscar-worthy form in David Gordon Green's extraordinary Southern Gothic drama Joe, we celebrate some of the strangest roles he's essayed along the way, from insect-munching Manhattanite to bee-wrangling bear impersonator. It's not always pretty, but it's never boring...

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

After he was a leading man, but before he was a very good one, Cage played that 1980s stalwart – the Yuppy Dick – in this off-kilter black comedy. Enunciating in an inexplicably anglicised drawl, like Loyd Grossman shouting through a tube, his character Peter Loew confides to his therapist: "I brought this girl up to my place, really hot, you knooooooow... Suddenly, this bat comes sweeping down out of noooowhere. I'll be daaaaamned if I didn't get really turned on!"

From here things only get stranger, with Loew exhibiting all the usual signs of vampirism: cringing at the sign of crosses/mirrors, shouting the alphabet »

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Why I'd like to be Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous

21 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He's awkward, nerdy and refuses to go with the rock'n'roll flow, but teen writer William Miller in Almost Famous has been my hero since I secretly watched the film aged 10. Not cool

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

Why I'd like to be Michael J Fox in Back to the Future Continue reading »

- Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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First Look At The Hobbit: The Five Armies; Warner Bros. Pictures At Comic Con 2014

21 July 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment, as well as a variety of product from DC Entertainment, whose celebrations in honor of 75 years of one of the world’s most beloved Super Heroes—Batman—will be in full swing.

On Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 10 a.m., Warner Bros. Pictures brings to Hall H three of its most hotly anticipated films to this year’s Con:

Peter Jackson will be on the main stage with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” From New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and George Miller will be on hand to present a first look at “Mad Max: Fury Road,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The Wachowskis’ original sci-fi actioner “Jupiter Ascending,” also from Warner Bros. »

- Michelle McCue

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Me-Wow! Kickstarter for Kitty Hamster Wheel Far Exceeds Goal with Nearly $100,000 Funded

21 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Got a fat cat? This Kickstarter has an interesting answer to fighting pussycat pudge: hamster wheels! One Fast Cat is an exercise wheel built to accommodate kitties looking to stay active, and - thanks to some enthusiastic donors - it could be coming to a pet store near you. The project was posted on the crowdfunding website 17 days ago with a fundraising goal of $10,000. In less than three weeks, One Fast Cat has far exceeded its goal, racking up close to $100,000 in donations. Related: A Breaking Bad Sequel Starring Val Kilmer and Other Wild Kickstarter CampaignsSean Farley, One Fast Cat's chief designer, »

- Kelli Bender

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