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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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12 actors who could play The Saint in ITV's new series

25 February 2015 5:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's been long in the works, but ITV has now confirmed that it's ordered a pilot for a revival of The Saint.

Set to go into production in 2016, this new take from writers Ed Whitmore (Arthur & George) and Chris Lunt (Prey) promises to bring Simon Templar - a roguish Robin Hood for the modern day - to a whole new audience.

But who could possibly follow in the esteemed footsteps of Sir Roger Moore (and Ian Ogilvy... and, erm, Val Kilmer) in bringing Leslie Charteris's gentleman thief to life? Digital Spy has picked out 12 potentials.

1. James Norton

Last year, Norton delivered two spectacularly disparate performances - as reprehensible Tommy Lee Royce on BBC One's Happy Valley and as 'sexy vicar' Sidney Chambers on ITV's Grantchester. Take a little of Royce's edginess, add a dash of Chambers's charm and you might just have yourself the perfect Saint.

2. Matthew Goode »

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ITV To Reboot Classic Series "The Saint"

24 February 2015 9:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Outside of his stint as James Bond, Roger Moore's most iconic other role was that of the well dressed Simon Templar, the titular hero of the 1960s TV series "The Saint".

Today, The Radio Times reports that ITV is planning to reboot the franchise with a pilot being ordered for a modern day incarnation of the series. Leslie Charteris created the original novels that inspired the series which produced 118 episodes and was popular in over sixty countries.

Ed Whitmore ("Waking the Dead") and Chris Lunt ("Prey") are penning the pilot for the new version which aims to go into production next year. Whittier says the aim is to produce a show that explores the morals of a man who both fought and committed crimes to do what's right: "There is a post-Breaking Bad appetite for morally grey characters... Simon Templar is a kind of Robin Hood figure, he's timeless. »

- Garth Franklin

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

24 February 2015 5:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the all-time greatest cinematic train wrecks is given blow-by-blow chronicling in “Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.” The creation of the H.G. Wells’ story’s third official screen incarnation was beset by disasters even more bizarre than the delirious mess of a feature finally released in 1996, with stars Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer reportedly rivaling even Mother Nature as destructive on-set forces. Though not so imaginatively packaged as another recent unmaking-of docu, “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” David Gregory’s pic can hardly help but fascinate with its mix of archival materials and surviving-collaborator testimonies. A hit at genre fests, the pic should do well in specialized cable sales and home formats.

Writer-helmer Stanley was an Aussie horror/sci-fi prodigy who’d attracted favorable fan notice with modestly budgeted thrillers “Hardware” (1990) and “Dust Devil” (1992). A fan of Wells’ tale since childhood, he was »

- Dennis Harvey

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Michael Keaton: his 10 greatest screen characters

24 February 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Batman to Birdman and everything in between, we take a look at Michael Keaton's top 10 most memorable roles...

Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.

The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.

It would hardly have been a major upset if »

- simonbrew

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Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015

23 February 2015 11:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the more memorable performances during last night's 87th Oscars telecast was the Oscar-nominated song "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, performed by Tegan and Sara, Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island. The performance had a number of other surprise guests, including QuestLove from The Roots, The Lego Movie composer and Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh and even Batman himself, as portrayed by Will Arnett.

Of course, Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, but he actually sang a few lines from his hilarious Batman song in the movie called "Untitled Self Portrait," which was intertwined with "Everything Is Awesome." The "Untitled Self Portrait" song could be heard in the Batwing during Batman's introduction in The Lego Movie. After the performance, The Lego Movie director Chris Miller revealed that the actor actually wore Val Kilmer's Batman suit from the 1995 movie Batman Forever during the Oscars.

While the »

- MovieWeb

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Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015

23 February 2015 11:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the more memorable performances during last night's 87th Oscars telecast was the Oscar-nominated song "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, performed by Tegan and Sara, Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island. The performance had a number of other surprise guests, including QuestLove from The Roots, The Lego Movie composer and Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh and even Batman himself, as portrayed by Will Arnett.

Of course, Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, but he actually sang a few lines from his hilarious Batman song in the movie called "Untitled Self Portrait," which was intertwined with "Everything Is Awesome." The "Untitled Self Portrait" song could be heard in the Batwing during Batman's introduction in The Lego Movie. After the performance, The Lego Movie director Chris Miller revealed that the actor actually wore Val Kilmer's Batman suit from the 1995 movie Batman Forever during the Oscars.

While the »

- MovieWeb

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Oscars 2015: The snubs and surprises of the 87th Academy Awards

23 February 2015 8:59 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris jumpstarted the 87th Academy Awards last night with a musical number that included dancing stormtroopers. Immediately, his showmanship won over the crowd, but quickly, his charms started wearing thin, delivering weak jokes to an unreceptive crowd. Where was his writer from the Tonys’ ceremony? We wanted that Nph. 

Lady Gaga proved her pipes, singing a medley of The Sound of Music songs in celebration of the iconic musical. The Little Monsters must have been surprised by her Disney princess dress and hair. The queen of film musicals, Julie Andrews, appeared on stage after the tribute to The Sound of Music, which of course demanded a standing ovation from the crowd.

Twelve continuous years of filmmaking wasn’t enough for Richard Linkater’s Boyhood to own the 87th Academy Awards. Instead the illusionary “one take” Birdman stole the show from under the American director, banking Oscars for Best Picture, »

- Sasha James

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Will Arnett Wore A Piece Of Batman History At The Oscars

23 February 2015 7:03 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tegan and Sara.s "Everything Is Awesome" Oscars performance was the craziest moment from one of the dullest awards ceremonies of recent memory. The duo got up on the Oscars stage on Sunday to perform their hit, Oscar-nominated song from The Lego Movie, and they weren.t alone. While there were a ton of dancers, Questlove and an "awesome possum," you might have missed Will Arnett. But you definitely didn.t miss what he was wearing. You saw the man in the Val Kilmer-inspired Batman suit, right? He was standing next to Questlove rockin. out on a guitar. According to Chris Miller, who co-directed The Lego Movie with Phil Lord, that was Arnett. He revealed this fun fact on Twitter during the show. Fun Fact: @arnettwill was wearing Val Kilmer's Batman suit from Batman Forever. Really. #EverythingIsAwesome #Oscars. Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) February 23, 2015 Arnett voiced Batman to hilarious effect »

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Will Arnett Sings Some Of His Batman Song From The Lego Movie At The Oscars

23 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Many people were not happy that the brilliant The Lego Movie wasn't nominated for best animated feature at this year's Oscars, but we did get a rousing rendition of "Everything Is Awesome", which was nominated for (but didn't win) best original song. The full performance was... okay? What made it special was Will Arnett appearing on-stage dressed as the Caped Crusader to sing a couple of lines from the hilarious Batman song ("Untitled Self Portrait") that can be heard blaring from the Batwing when the character is introduced in the film. Plus, as you can see from Chris Miller's tweet below, he was was actually wearing Val Kilmer's costume from Batman Forever. As cool as this was, I can't help wishing they managed to persuade Michael Keaton to get up there too. Oscars2015 : La chanson "Everything is awesome... by tuxboard Fun Fact: @arnettwill was wearing Val Kilmer »

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Oscars 2015: Will Arnett Was Wearing Val Kilmer's Batsuit (Really)

22 February 2015 1:57 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

One of the more enjoyable surprises during the incredible "Everything Is Awesome" performance at the Oscars (quick question though: how was there not confetti canons of some kind?) was when Will Arnett showed up as the Dark Knight himself to do a bit of his Batman song from "The Lego Movie." It was hilarious and insane and it actually had a bit of history behind it.

As "The Lego Movie" co-director Chris Miller tweeted shortly after the performance, Arnett was wearing the Batsuit worn by Val Kilmer in "Batman Forever." And this is 100% true. It was almost unnoticeable, though, because Arnett's performance (with an assist from Questlove) went by so fast and because his suit was augmented by a Lego bat logo.

Fun Fact: @arnettwill was wearing Val Kilmer's Batman suit from Batman Forever. Really. #EverythingIsAwesome #Oscars

- Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) February 23, 2015 »

- Drew Taylor

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What I Watched, What You Watched #285

22 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Looks like it's getting to be about that time again where interest in this column is waning. Only 20 comments last weekc Makes me sad... Oh well, I'll keep going until I get tired of it unless, like last time we had this problem, interest begins to kick in again. As for what I watched this week, the week began with Criterion's new Blu-ray release of Federico Fellini's Satyricon, which I'll be reviewing later this week, as well as screenings of The Duke of Burgundy (read my review here), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (read my review here), Timbuktu (read my review here) and My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, which I'll be reviewing this week. Finally, I watched Tombstone late Friday night and that is a movie that I truly love, but can't ignore the fact it has some serious issues. Nevertheless, Val Kilmer is so great in that movie and, »

- Brad Brevet

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Top Gun: Why Tom Cruise's flying actioner is an unintentional gay classic

18 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Looking back, it's hard to believe nobody noticed. Released on May 16, 1986, the week after robo sci-fi Short Circuit and the week before naff spook-sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Top Gun promised jet-fuelled action, wry romance and six-packs galore. Few would argue that it failed to deliver, earning its stripes as a slick action flick ("MTV goes to war!" saluted Time magazine) and cementing Tom Cruise as an A-list star. It was unstoppable at the box office, too, raking in $176 million to become the highest-grossing film of the year.

Flash forward to the present day, though, and Cruise's action vehicle has achieved a different kind of cultural status, topping the pantheon of unintentional Lgbt milestones. Steeped in testosterone, packed with lingering glances and spotlighting that volleyball scene, its irrefutable homoeroticism has become the stuff of movie legend. And while it's almost impossible to imagine that anybody could have made a »

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Val Kilmer All Smiles Upon Release From the Hospital After Almost 2 Weeks of Treatment for Undisclosed ''Complication''

9 February 2015 4:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A nearly two-week hospital stay is no joke, but Val Kilmer had every reason to smile once he was released. "This was taken after I left the hospital yesterday afternoon. Freedom!!!! Thanks again for all of your love and support. I'm so grateful," Kilmer snapped a smiley selfie and posted it on Facebook Saturday, the actor sporting facial scruff and a zipped-up hoodie. "Sorry for the dramatic pause: Facebook froze my account for a bit, just as I was emerging from the hospital," he also wrote. "Thank you all for your prayers, love and support. I'm so happy to say, the emergency that lead me to dial 911 is well over and I'm out of the hospital and in a safe healing environment. »

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Val Kilmer Released From the Hospital After Receiving Treatment For a Possible Tumor

8 February 2015 7:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Val Kilmer revealed that he was released from the hospital last Friday after going in for treatment for a possible tumor. Kilmer, 55, was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in La on Jan. 26 after police responded to a 911 call at Kilmer's address. The Top Gun actor's spokesperson later confirmed that he was undergoing tests for a possible tumor. On Sunday, Kilmer shared a photo of himself smiling, writing, "This was taken last Friday when I was released from the hospital and on my way home." He added, "Freedom!!!!" Before his spokesperson released a statement, Kilmer wrote on his Facebook page »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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Remember That Time Ben Affleck Played the Man of Steel?

3 February 2015 5:19 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Batman isn’t Ben Affleck’s first portrayal of a DC Comics super hero. Many people were so put off by his role as blind lawyer-turned-costumed crime fighter Matt Murdock in the ill-received Daredevil that they forget he starred in the role of Superman as well. Okay, so technically he was performing as actor George Reeves playing the Man of Steel in the biopic Hollywoodland. It still showed Affleck can transform himself into any character he puts his mind to.

George Reeves played the Man of Steel for the television series The Adventures of Superman for six seasons running from 1952 to 1958. Hollywoodland tells the story of a detective (Adrien Brody) who uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious death of Superman actor Reeves (Ben Affleck) in 1959. A possible affair between the actor and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of a studio executive (Bob Hoskins), might reveal the truth. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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