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The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked

26 May 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.

Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.

As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.

57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense »

- Gary Susman

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Wayward Pines: 8 reasons you might want to tune in

13 May 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

New mystery thriller Wayward Pines feat. Matt Dillon arrives today on Fox. Here are a few reasons you might want to watch it...

“Welcome to Wayward Pines, where paradise is home”.

The louder a fictional small town shouts about being heaven on Earth, the higher the probability that it is in fact, an axis of evil. As a rule, if the town sign features a beaming family and a cheery slogan, you’ll be lucky to make it to sundown without being kidnapped, cannibalised or having your severed spine used as a xylophone in the local middle school’s ossuary orchestra.

(It’s all a matter of irony. Small towns with dark secrets love irony in a town slogan. It gives them a pleasant break from all that ritualised murder and alien probing.)

Joining the likes of Woodbury, Trinity, and the daddy of them all, Twin Peaks, is Wayward Pines, »

- louisamellor

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25 Things You Learn About Will Forte From Hanging Out With Him

4 May 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Did Will Forte create The Last Man on Earth, in which he plays humanity’s worst living representative, because he is in fact the best dude on the planet? Talking to his friends and spending a couple of hours eating breakfast burritos and strolling around Venice Beach with him for a New York Magazine feature certainly gave this reporter that impression. More stray observations and stories emerged than could fit in the printed piece, so in honor of Last Man’s finale last night, please enjoy the many things one learns about Will Forte from spending time with him (and talking to a bunch of people he knows), including just how nice he is, what happened when he stuck his hand in Andy Samberg’s urine flow, and what it was like having Val Kilmer as a roommate. 1. Will Forte is the most polite man in Hollywood, according to everyone »

- Jada Yuan

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First 'Suicide Squad' group photo drops, continues to tear the Gotham fandom in half

3 May 2015 5:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s be a divisive road for “Suicide Squad” and the movie is still in principal photography. After director David Ayer posted an image of Jared Leto’s Joker covered in tattoos, lines were drawn in the proverbial sand. Either you loved the idea of a modern Joker or you loathed the new Jokalo. Of course, now there are rumblings that Ayer was merely paying homage to 75 years of Joker’s history with that Joker’s tattooed photo, citing DC Comics tweet in the aftermath. It was pretty rad. But, I heard it was just a troll @GregCapullo #BatmanChat https://t.co/mP1PSLuWtd — DC Comics (@DCComics) May 1, 2015 With one hornet’s nest settling down from being kicked, Ayer released another salvo on Twitter. Meet the “Suicide Squad.” Image Credit: Twitter As with any marketing bomb detonated on social media, the blowback was hard and fast. Twitter is alight with opinions, »

- Donna Dickens

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Batman Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Dark Knight

1 May 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Happy Batman Day, everyone! Around the world, May 1st may mark a spring holiday, but here, it marks the first appearance of the Dark Knight, in Detective Comics No. 27, in 1939.

For the past 76 years, the Caped Crusader has been fighting Gotham City evildoers in comic books, movies, TV shows, and pretty much anywhere else you can shine a Bat-signal. Throughout the years, Bruce Wayne's alter ego has gone through many incarnations, not just in actors (from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Ben Affleck, among the many), but also in character, from haunted avenger to squeaky-clean do-gooder to campy clown to kinky prowler to world-weary fighter. He's due for yet another change this week, with the releases of DC's Batman No. 40 -- in which Bruce Wayne and the Joker finally kill each other (or do they?) and a special issue of DC's Divergence, where an undisclosed character »

- Gary Susman

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Education Impact Report: 110 Students to Watch

28 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In honor of its 110th anniversary, Variety selects 110 students who represent the future of film, media and entertainment.

Nayna Agrawal

Age: 29

School: Northwestern U.

Major: Mfa writing for screen and stage

High Marks: Agrawal’s plays have been produced in theaters in Chicago; Evanston, Ill.; Ithaca, N.Y.; New Bedford, Mass.; and Seattle. She was a writing intern with HBO last summer and the winner of an Emmy Foundation scholarship.

Viraj Ajmeri

Age: 25

School: Ringling College of Art and Design

Major: Motion design

High Marks: Not only did Ajmeri intern with Psyop and the Mill, two premier motion design studios in New York, but also has been offered a job with the latter. Ajmeri’s national and local freelance work includes a new musicvideo for Jason Derulo.

Will Arbery

Age: 25

School: Northwestern U.

Major: Mfa writing for screen and stage

High Marks: Arbery’s “The Logic” was »

- Malina Saval, Christy Grosz, Seth Kelley and Marianne Zumberge

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Here's Everything Wrong With Batman Forever In One Handy Video

23 April 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As often bemoaned, the series of Batman films started by Tim Burton's 1989 effort went out in the late 1990's as a kitschy pastel calamity. 1995.s Batman Forever was the beginning of this downhill slide for the once-magnificent movie series. Now, closing in on the 20th anniversary of the film.s release, Cinema Sins gives you 167 reasons why. Giving Batman Forever a thorough comb-through, Cinema Sins surprisingly gives star Val Kilmer a bit of a pass. However, they not only point out the obvious flaws of the film, like its vacuous vixen of a leading lady played by Nicole Kidman, and the unnecessary, lackluster levity, but they also point out some interesting minor plot holes and anachronisms, giving you even more excuses to hate the film. The video properly grills the ludicrous flick that gave us Bat butt implants and took the brilliant cityscape designs of Burton.s Gotham City »

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Best of Late Night TV: Blake Lively's Embarrassing Harrison Ford Story, Paul Rudd Dips Fan Club Sponge (Video)

22 April 2015 12:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"The Age of Adaline" star Blake Lively was on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, and she talked about fangirling (badly) all over co-star Harrison Ford. She was excited to be around Indiana Jones -- although she had only watched those movies the day before they started shooting "Adaline." Jimmy Fallon brought up that Harrison is also Han Solo. Blake admitted that she still hasn't seen "Star Wars." Blake: "I saw the one with Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen. Does that count?" Noooooooooooooooooooo. She just knew him as the dude with the earring who was married to Calista Flockhart, which she thought was awesome. Then she watched all three Indiana »

- Gina Carbone

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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

- simonbrew

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Keanu Classic: Speed

27 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately.  As readers of previous instalments will remember Keanu Reeves was one of my teenage girl crushes alongside Christian Slater. Given that I was a teen during the early noughties these choices might seem a little odd to some of you. Me and my friend though had different tastes to our more mainstream friends – and my choices make a little more sense than Val Kilmer and cartoon character Gambit. Keanu celebrated 50 last year but doesn’t »

- Kat Smith

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Keanu Classic: Point Break

20 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately. He might not be known as being the most heavyweight of actors but you have to admit the man knows how to make an entertaining movie, and he’s not bad to look at. Even if everything else about the film is terrible or ridiculously over the top, Keanu is always awesome – Jonnhy Mnemonic and Chain Reaction would be nothing without him.

Every Friday between now and the release of John Wick on 10th April, »

- Kat Smith

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'Spoils Before Dying' Gets Kristen Wiig & Haley Joel Osment

17 March 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) and Haley Joel Osment (Entourage The Movie, Tusk) have joined the formidable cast of IFC's six-part comedic miniseries, The Spoils Before Dying. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment also appeared in the first installment of the Spoils franchise, The Spoils of Babylon, which aired on IFC last year and earned Wiig an Emmy&#8482 nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries. Currently in production, The Spoils Before Dying will make its television debut this summer on IFC.

Also returning in new roles are Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Steve Tom (Major Crimes) and Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). New cast additions to The Spoils Before Dying include Kate McKinnon (SNL, Ghostbusters), Tim Meadows (Marry Me, SNL), Chris Parnell (30 Rock, SNL), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, We Are Friends), Andrew Daly (Review, Comedy Bang! Bang! »

- MovieWeb

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Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph And More Return For Spoof Sequel The Spoils Before Dying

17 March 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last year IFC rolled out the star-studded spoof comedy The Spoils Of Babylon, and the series is upping its quota of stars for the sequel – The Spoils Before Dying. Produced again by Funny Or Die, the sequel season has already placed Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael K. Williams in the lead as jazz pianist Rock Banyon. He will now be joined by a squad of returning stars from the first outing.

Per The Wrap, the six-episode season will star Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment and Maya Rudolph who are poised to return alongside Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. Newbies to the series include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.

With Funny Or Die once more at the helm it may come as no surprise that Will Ferrell – reprising his Eric Jonrosh »

- Gem Seddon

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Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment Return for ‘Spoils of Babylon’ Follow-Up; Maya Rudolph Joins

17 March 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC’s “The Spoils Before Dying” would be hard-pressed to squeeze any more talent into its cast. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment are returning from original series “The Spoils of Babylon,” the cable channel said on Tuesday. Maya Rudolph will join them on the six-part comedic miniseries. Also coming back in new roles are Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. New cast members include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe. As previously reported, Michael Kenneth Williams will play struggling jazz pianist Rock Banyon; Will. »

- Tony Maglio

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Keanu Classic: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

6 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately. Post-John Wick viewing I arrived home, logged onto Amazon and purchased an alarming amount of films, including Johnny Mnemonic (don’t worry, it was only 8p!). I thought I’d gotten through the Keanu phase at secondary school but it seems that it is now back with  a vengeance. It all started after seeing that little known film The Matrix which was released right in the middle of my school career. Most of my »

- Kat Smith

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Will Forte Talks MacGruber 2

2 March 2015 6:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When MacGruber hit the big screen in 2010, it barely made an impact. Not quite recouping its modest budget, the comedy quietly, but quickly faded – only to find a bigger audience later through streaming and DVD sales. Now that the co-writer and star, Will Forte, is enjoying positive reviews of his new Fox series The Last Man On Earth, the idea of MacGruber 2 is beginning to gain more traction.

MacGruber is essentially a Saturday Night Live movie, with it having been written by SNL scribes Forte, John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, and with it having been Taccone’s feature length directorial debut. Forte is the titular character, and MacGruber also starred SNL’s Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, along with Ryan Phillipe, Val Kilmer and Powers Boothe. The plot saw diabolical villain Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer) surface with a nuclear warhead and a plan to destroy Washington D.C – so former »

- Sarah Myles

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'MacGruber 2' May Happen After 'Last Man on Earth'

27 February 2015 3:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will Forte returns to the small screen this weekend with his critically-acclaimed new Fox series The Last Man on Earth, which debuts Sunday, March 1 at 9 Pm Et. While the show has been getting rave reviews, some fans may be secretly hoping for the show to fail, because the actor revealed in an interview with The Wrap that if the show isn't renewed, he will most likely make MacGruber 2 next, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2010 comedy MacGruber.

"If [The Last Man on Earth] were to ever be successful enough to get a second season, we'd probably have to wait until after that season to make it. If the show isn't successful enough to do that, we'd probably jump in right away."

The original MacGruber wasn't a huge hit at the box office, taking in just $9.3 million worldwide from a $10 million budget. The well-received comedy did go on to earn cult status and legions of fans. Based »

- MovieWeb

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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s The Island of Dr. Moreau | Review

27 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

To Go On Two Legs: Gregory’s Fascinating Recapitulation of a Cinematic Train Wreck

Documentarian David Gregory graduates from an extensive history of shorts with his first feature length achievement, the verbosely titled Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s The Island of Dr. Moreau. However, the title is something of a misnomer, much like another recent examination of a project that never came to fruition with its originating director, Jodorowsky’s Dune. Stanley, who had gained a successful cult following in the early 90s for Hardware (1990) and the Miramax distributed Dust Devil (1992), would engage in the sort of uphill production battle that rivalled historical studio horror stories. Weather, nervous producers, pampered diva personalities, and ultimately, Stanley’s own limitations in reigning in such aggressive setbacks would result in his being fired from the set. However, the strangeness doesn’t stop there. Gregory manages to convey the extremity of a much maligned production, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

26 February 2015 11:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately, for every beloved nostalgic television show that translated successfully in movie theaters (The Brady Bunch MovieStar Trek, Batman, etc.) there are boob tube stinkers that overtake the good crop. Sure, there are middle-of-the-road movie adaptations of television programs that have a mixed bag reception (1997’s Leave It To Beaver, 1987’s Dragnet, 2012’s Dark Shadows, etc.). Nevertheless, it is always the unflattering fare that receive the bulk of the attention (do you register, 1999’s The Wild, Wild West ?).

In Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows we will take a look at the top ten televised offenders that dared to venture into cinema’s stratosphere only to end up floating down shamefully »

- Frank Ochieng

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Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

26 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying of the Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact »

- Phil Wheat

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