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Covert Media Launching With Former Annapurna Exec Paul Hanson

26 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three weeks before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, Media Content Capital and veteran film exec Paul Hanson are launching Covert Media to produce, finance and distribute three to four films a year.

The films will carry budgets in the $10 million to $50 million range, which is less popular with the six major studios, given their focus on tentpoles and franchises.

Media Content is led by financiers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine. Hanson is the former co-founder and chief operating officer of Qed International and served as chief operating officer of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for the past two years.

He will serve as co-founder and CEO of the new company. The company said Wednesday that it will expand into a broader spectrum of budget sizes and into other media such as episodic content.

Covert will also service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, which has »

- Dave McNary

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Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson Celebrate Peter Bogdanovich at ‘She’s Funny That Way’ Premiere

20 August 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a feature film hiatus of more than a decade, Peter Bogdanovich came back in a big way, and the stars came up out to support the director at the Los Angeles premiere of “She's Funny That Way” Wednesday at the Harmony Gold in West Hollywood.

Bogdanovich attended along with film stars Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn and Jennifer Aniston, who made her first public appearance since her secret wedding ceremony on Aug. 5. Sporting a yellow gold wedding band with channel-set pave diamonds, Aniston said new husband Justin Theroux was shooting “The Leftovers” and unable to attend.

Quentin Tarantino walked the red carpet and shared how excited he was to make a cameo appearance as himself in the film.

“I just wanted to be able to say that when I go to my grave, ‘I was in a Peter Bogdanovich.'”

Lionsgate Premiere’s screwball comedy centers around »

- Mannie Holmes

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Return Engagement: Going back into space with Apollo 13

7 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

You know you’re watching a remarkable film when even though you know how it’s going to end, you still hold your breath, doubting the outcome.

That’s the level of anxiety director Ron Howard pulls off with Apollo 13, based on Nasa’s 1970 ill-fated space mission that captured the attention of the world.

Astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) are successfully launched into space with the goal of landing a man on the moon for the third time. But when one of the ship’s oxygen tanks explodes, the astronauts on board and the mission control team back on Earth frantically search for ways to keep the ship operational and bring the men home.

The tension is palpable, but what’s so amazing is that no one panics — the astronauts swallow their fear and carry on, engineers solve problems they never imagined would need solving, »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Exo Zombies Finale Revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

3 August 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed the all-new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s final chapter in the Exo Zombies saga, titled “Descent.”  In the last episode, the team – Bill Paxton (Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) and new member Bruce Campbell (Army of…

The post Exo Zombies Finale Revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Spencer Perry

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Watch: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Descent Trailer

3 August 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gamers can try to stop the zombie infection in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Descent, which is teased in a new trailer.

"Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the Exo Zombies saga, as Descent takes our four heroes to a deep water Atlas base in order to stop the source of the infection once and for all. Battle new enemies with enhanced capabilities, wield the powerful Trident Reflected Energy Weapon, and unravel the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding. Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, Bruce Campbell, and John Malkovich star in this action-packed Exo Zombies finale.

Reckoning releases August 4th on Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.

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- Derek Anderson

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What happened to the cast of Weird Science? Checking in on Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr and the rest

2 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What if you could create the perfect woman just from the tap of a keyboard and a click of a mouse? That's the tantalising premise at the heart of John Hughes's delightfully dorky teen classic, which celebrates its 30th birthday today (August 2).

To mark this momentous day, we look back at the cast of the beloved '80s film to find out what they've done since. Whatever happened to that fella Robert Downey Jr...?

Kelly LeBrock

'80s sex symbol Kelly LeBrock hit big with her first two roles in Gene Wilder's The Woman in Red and Weird Science, but only appeared in a handful of films after - among them Betrayal of the Dove, Tracks of a Killer and Zerophilia.

She moved out to a farm in Santa Barbara where she looks after animals and sleeps under the stars with her horse, but she keeps cropping up »

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'Edge of Tomorrow 2' Is Possible Says Tom Cruise

29 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow wasn't exactly a massive box office blockbuster when it hit theaters last summer, but it still fared quite well. The sci-fi action-thriller took in just over $100 million domestically and $369 million worldwide from a whopping $178 million budget. While the profit margin wasn't quite as big as some were expecting, the film was met with critical acclaim, leading some to wonder if a sequel is even possible. While promoting this weekend's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise revealed to MTV that he actually pitched his own idea for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and director Doug Liman, and although he wouldn't divulge any specific plot details, he did add that Emily Blunt will have to be involved.

"I pitched it to [Rogue Nation director and Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [Edge of Tomorrow director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I've got an idea for it. It could be so much fun. »

- MovieWeb

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Have Jurassic Dinosaurs Truly Kicked Marvel Superheroes Butt at Worldwide Box Office?

25 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »

- Zac Gille

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Neill Blomkamp teases new Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver concept art

17 July 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neill Blomkamp continues to tantalise fans of the Alien franchise with concept art from his sequel.

The filmmaker has kept fans in the loop with his vision for the film throughout pre-production, and his latest concept art depicts Sigourney Weaver as badass alien hunter Ellen Ripley once again.

#alien going very well. Love this project

A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:07pm Pdt

Michael Biehn's Corporal Dwayne Hicks, first seen in 1986's Aliens, stands at her side.

Blomkamp also wrote to his Instagram followers: "#alien going very well. Love this project."

It was through the enthusiastic response to concept art that Alien 5 was officially greenlit.

His sequel is said to follow in line with the spirit of Aliens, without ignoring the events in the later sequels.

Bill Paxton is more than ready to take part in Alien 5: "You need to have Hudson"

Blomkamp has »

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Watch 10 in-depth Emmy chats with Movie/Mini Actor hopefuls: David Oyelowo, Ricky Gervais, Evan Peters ...

12 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats with 10 of this year's Emmy contenders for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Richard Jenkins ("Olive Kitteridge"), David Oyelowo ("Nightingale"), Bill Paxton ("Texas Rising"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime"), David Suchet ("Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case"), Nathan Lane ("The Nance"), Evan Peters ("American Horror Story Freak Show"), Jason Isaacs ("Dig") and Benito Martinez ("American Crime"). -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Richard Jenkins was inspired by his mother in "Olive Kitteridge": "The more I worked on it, the more I thought of my mom...." »

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Daniel Radcliffe Stars As The Mastermind Behind Grand Theft Auto In First Stills For BBC Drama Game Changer

10 July 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Game Changer, the 90-minute Grand Theft Auto docu-drama in the works at BBC, is set to chart the heated court battle between anti-game lawyer Jack Thompson (Bill Paxton) and Sam Houser – brother to Dan Houser – one of the masterminds behind Rockstar’s genre-defining blockbuster.

Primarily centering around the two leads, Polygon has unearthed the first stills from the set in Cape Town, which showcase Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe sporting a beard as the former brother. For the documentary, the 25-year-old actor will take a stand against Bill Paxton’s peeved lawyer, who believes the entire Grand Theft Auto franchise should be disbanded due to its excessive – and, arguably, gratuitous – violence.

But it is a real-life murder that will act as the crux of Game Changer. In 2005, Devin Moore was shot and killed by three police officers, and soon thereafter Thompson attributed part of the blame »

- Michael Briers

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‘Terminator’ is still the best film James Cameron has directed

2 July 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Terminator

Directed by James Cameron

Written by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd

1984, USA

In 1984, James Cameron released his sci-fi thriller The Terminator: the story of a killer cyborg sent from the future, and programmed to kill the mother of a future rebel chief. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the automated hit man roaming around present-day Los Angeles to eliminate Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Her only hope is the guerrilla fighter Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) who has followed the killer machine back through time in order to protect her. Terminator has long staked its claim as a classic for the ages (The Library of Congress even added it to its National Film Registry in 2008) and three decades later, Termiantor is still the best film James Cameron has directed, a resourceful low-budget thriller that recalls the canny exploitation work of George Miller and John Carpenter. While the film made a considerable profit for Orion Pictures, »

- Ricky

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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supremacy Dlc Deploys For PC And PlayStation Platforms

2 July 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following its one month exclusivity stint on Xbox platforms, Activision has today confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy Dlc is now available to download on PC and PlayStation systems.

Mixing the old with the new, the latest add-on for Sledgehammer’s futuristic shooter will comprise four all-new multiplayer maps and a novel Zombies arena called Carrier – more on that later. Retaining Call of Duty‘s globetrotting scale, Supremacy will see Fps fans duke it out across the likes of London, Moscow’s Red Square and a top-secret Atlas facility. Rounding out the quartet is an overhauled version of the Skyrise map from Modern Warfare 2.

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In terms of Zombies Mode, not only will Supremacy bundle in a hoard of new weaponry, it’ll also star one of cinema’s most endearing mascots in Bruce Campbell – best known for his heroics in The Evil Dead »

- Michael Briers

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Movie Review – Terminator Genisys (2015)

1 July 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Terminator Genisys, 2015

Directed by Alan Taylor

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee

Synopsis:

John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.

Terminator Genisys was always going to struggle. Not only was it going to be a franchise sequel to what many believe is the cornerstone of both the action and science fiction genres, but it also had a rough ride in the early days of its marketing campaign. The announcement of its misspelled title was met with much amusement and mockery from the Internet and its first trailer received nothing but puzzled faces, cocked slightly to the left while mouthing the word, “what?”. But it’s not because it’s a sequel/reboot/reset to the Terminator franchise that Terminator Genisys fails. »

- Luke Owen

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Why "Genisys" Didn't De-Age Bill Paxton

30 June 2015 10:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the most impressive technical feats in "Terminator: Genisys" is the inclusion of the 1984 original "The Terminator" version of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800. A combination of a body double with CG assistance, the result is a decently convincing recreation of the early scenes set around the Griffith Observatory in James Cameron's first film.

One such moment is where the nude T-800 confronts three punks and demands their clothes. The dialogue, location and camera angles are the same, but one key difference are the punks themselves. Bill Paxton and Brian Thompson starred as two of the three original punks and have since gone on to have notable careers. Some have wondered why Paxton's character at least didn't undergo a similar CG-assisted de-aging process.

In a new interview with Cinema Blend, director Alan Taylor was asked this very question and said the reason was simply the case of taking things »

- Garth Franklin

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Why Terminator Genisys Doesn't Have A Digitally De-Aged Bill Paxton

30 June 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As seen in the previously released trailers for Terminator: Genisys, there is a sequence early in the movie that is essentially a recreation of one of the most iconic moments in the franchise: the arrival of the first T-800 in James Cameron.s original The Terminator. As accurate as the movie works to be, however, there is one notable difference between the original and the "remake": the presence of Bill Paxton as the credited "Punk Leader." You might think that this is a missed opportunity for a special, digitally de-aged cameo, but apparently that was never really on the table because of what director Alan Taylor says would have been a "slippery slope." I had the opportunity to interview the Terminator Genisys helmer this past weekend during the blockbuster.s Los Angeles press day, and while we ultimately discussed many different elements and aspects of the movie during our chat, »

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'Apollo 13' 20th Anniversary: 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Tom Hanks Classic

30 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Not all Hollywood blockbusters are about rampaging dinosaurs, time-traveling cyborgs or spandex-clad heroes.

Some big-budget movies get by just fine focusing on real-life moments of danger and drama. "Apollo 13" is one of those films.

Released 20 years ago today on June 30, 1995, here are 20 things you need to know about how director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks worked to deliver one of the best space movies in the history of always.

1. It may be one of the most iconic lines in movie history, but "Houston, we have a problem" isn't exactly what was said during the mission. Jim Lovell actually said, "Houston, we've had a problem." The edit was made for the film because "we've had" implies that the problem is over.

2. On that note, Jim Lovell wasn't the only astronaut to speak that famous line. Jack Swigert first radioed in with "Okay, Houston -- we've had a problem here. »

- Phil Pirrello

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Bill Paxton on playing dream role of General Sam Houston in 'Texas Rising' [Exclusive Video]

22 June 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Once in a blue moon, you get to play somebody you really wish you could be. Sam Houston was a man for all seasons, and a real man's man," reveals Bill Paxton about his character in the new limited series "Texas Rising." During our recent webcam chat (watch below), he discussed playing this dream role of the legendary general who led the Texas volunteers in the 1836 battle for independence against the mighty Mexican army. "Great ethics, great integrity, great sense of humor, a great character." As Paxton explains, "He realizes he's up against a very capable foe in General Santa Anna." And, he adds, "He knows if he has any chance he's got one shot, and he's going to have to pick the battle." -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders The series begins just after the fall of the Alamo and traces the rise of the Texas Rangers. »

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Let's celebrate Father's Day with these 5 murderous movie dads

19 June 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's Father's Day, meaning it's time to celebrate the man who gave you everything. Or maybe he didn't! Maybe he took off before you were even born. Maybe he was always away on business. Or maybe he just didn't love you enough. Hopefully none of those were true for you, but if they were: I am so sorry. Let's be real: Father's Day isn't fun and games for everybody. But even if your dad fell short, look at the bright side: at least he didn't try to kill you (I hope!). To afford some perspective, below I've listed five murderous movie dads who will make you immediately run out and buy a card saying "Thanks for always being there, Dad" or "You're the greatest, Dad" or "Thanks for not trying to cut me up into little pieces with an ax, Dad." That last one you're probably going to have to make yourself, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Emmy Contender Bill Paxton Fights to Portray Relative Sam Houston in ‘Texas Rising’

19 June 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This story first appeared in the Movies and Limited Series issue of TheWrap Emmy magazine. If it weren’t for a miniseries Bill Paxton starred in for History in 2012, the channel probably wouldn’t have made the miniseries he starred in in 2015. The earlier series, “Hatfields & McCoys,” was such a sensation that it boosted the channel’s interest in original scripted programming, setting History records for ratings and Emmy nominations. (It scored 16.) In doing so, it led directly to this year’s “Texas Rising,” a 10-hour chronicle of the Texas Revolution starring Paxton as Sam Houston. “It literally legitimized the network overnight, »

- Steve Pond

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