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Video Game Review – Havoc Dlc for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews the Havoc Dlc for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare…

Being given the job to create Dlc that follows a game which has not only just given the Call of Duty franchise a rather enjoyable jolt of lighting, but also had Kevin Spacey acting his way through each scene must have been a rather daunting task.  This must have had a feeling of the second album for Sledgehammer as they sat in their offices wondering how they can come close to what they served up on day one – for as we know us gamers can be a fickle bunch.

It’s with this first huge addition that they looked to the stars and they plucked out John Malkovich, Rose McGowan, a rather round in the face Bill Paxton and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal and placed them in amongst a Zombie outbreak.

This isn’t just any zombie »

- Villordsutch

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Sun Valley Festival Celebrates Hollywood Connection

4 March 2015 1:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For a community less than 80 years old, with a population south of 2,000, Sun Valley, Idaho, boasts a rich Hollywood history. It might have to do with being partly the invention of Averell Harriman, who invited celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe to help shine a light on the newfangled resort town in the ’30s.

In ensuing years, a kind of 24-hour party train called the Snowball Special would roll in on Friday night from L.A.’s Union Station, just in time for the glitterati to recover and hit the slopes by Saturday morning.

So when screenwriter Teddy Grennan arrived one summer after getting fired from a job by Fox Searchlight and “moping around town,” the idea of starting a film festival seemed to draw on tradition and give him a sense of purpose.

“I called a couple of friends of mine,” recalls the fest executive director. »

- Steve Chagollan

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DVD Review – Nightcrawler (2014)

2 March 2015 1:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nightcrawler, 2014

Written and directed by Dan Gilroy

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Synopsis:

When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler was a movie that topped various ‘best of’ lists in 2014, and wasn’t too far behind if it didn’t take first place. And quite deservedly so. Nightcrawler is a visceral and thrilling film with a phenomenal central performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, a man who is etching himself as one of the finest actors of our generation. It’s not without its flaws, but there is a reason why Nightcralwer was loved by many.

Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a man who believes in »

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2015 The Summer of the Most Famous Dead Guy on TV – Geek Girl Navigating the World-

28 February 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

You wouldn’t think a show like “Supernatural” would have anything in common with “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Weeds”. After all, they’re wildly different genres on different networks. Each of these shows did do one thing the same. Every single one of them killed a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

He’s the dad they love to kill, or, at least that’s what happened to both John Winchester and Judah Botwin. Even as a single guy with a thing for Scrabble, he didn’t fare so well, just ask Denny Duquette. Oh, wait. You can’t. They killed him, too. He became, for all intents and purposes, the best and most memorable Red Shirt on TV.

Foolishly, I thought maybe movies would make a difference. “Watchmen” and “Jonah Hex” both proved me wrong. He did stay alive through “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”, “Taking Woodstock,” “The Losers,” “P.S. I Love You »

- dragonwomant

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Neill Blomkamp Won't Be Undoing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection

27 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

District 9 and the upcoming Chappie director Neill Blomkamp caused quite a stir yesterday, with comments relating to his planned Alien sequel that caused everybody (myself included) to assume that his plan was to erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection from continuity. It turns out that is not the the case, and, talking to AlloCine, the director cleared up the matter (in my defense, it really sounded like that is what he meant). "I'm not trying to undo Aline 3 or Alien: Ressurection. My favorites are the first two movies," the director told the outlet, "I want to make a film that is connected to Aline and Aliens. That is my goal". O.k., that makes a bit more sense, especially calling his movie a "genetic sibling" of Alien, but it throws up even more questions on what direction Blomkamp's vision will go. Michael Biehn's Corporeal Hicks and Bill Paxton »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Nightcrawler’ Blu-ray Review

26 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jake GyllenhaalRene Russo, Bill Paxton, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin, Jonny Coyne | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy

First time director Dan Gilroy has started strong with his debut film Nightcrawler.This sadistic character study is darkly twisted in the best ways. It is a manifestation of the alluring but devastating car crash our minds simply cannot turn away from. Nightcrawler tantalizes that part of humanity that is fascinated with carnage and bloodshed. It will allure you with its thrills and fascinate you with its eccentric behavior.

Nightcrawler works best when it is solely focused on the character of Lou Bloom played ever so brilliantly by Jake Gyllenhaal. Bloom is an oddity of a man. Unemployed he makes a living by finding random jobs like selling stolen metal to Los Angles scrapyards. Our first encounter with Lou »

- Dan Clark

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History Channel’s ‘Texas Rising’ May Have Little to Do With History

26 February 2015 8:51 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Bill Paxton is featured in a new trailer for the History Channel’s eight-part miniseries “Texas Rising.” The show, however, looks like it has more to do with entertainment and less to do with, you know… actual history. The show is about Texas’s revolt against Mexican rule in the 1800s. Joining Paxton, who plays Texas hero Sam Houston, are Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Brendan Fraser, Trevor Donovan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Ray Liotta. [...] »

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'Nightcrawler' Director Talks 'Tsunami of Superhero Movies'

23 February 2015 8:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

To find truly original stories at the local cineplex, we've had to rely on independent film the past two decades, as Hollywood seems intend on force feeding the masses remakes, sequels and superhero movies. One person who thinks there are far too many Marvel and DC adventures flooding the market at this current time is Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy. Speaking out against masked vigilantes and their vice grip on Hollywood, the Nightcrawler director used his win for 'Best First Feature' at the 30th Annual Independent Spirit Awards to rally his filmmaking troops and thank the independent directors weathering the storm. From his podium, he screamed:

"Independent film, the foundation and everybody here today, I think are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept over this industry. We have survived and we have thrived and I think that's true spirit."

His remarks ring truer than ever, as Marvel, »

- MovieWeb

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'Nightcrawler' Director Talks 'Tsunami of Superhero Movies'

23 February 2015 8:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

To find truly original stories at the local cineplex, we've had to rely on independent film the past two decades, as Hollywood seems intend on force feeding the masses remakes, sequels and superhero movies. One person who thinks there are far too many Marvel and DC adventures flooding the market at this current time is Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy. Speaking out against masked vigilantes and their vice grip on Hollywood, the Nightcrawler director used his win for 'Best First Feature' at the 30th Annual Independent Spirit Awards to rally his filmmaking troops and thank the independent directors weathering the storm. From his podium, he screamed:

"Independent film, the foundation and everybody here today, I think are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept over this industry. We have survived and we have thrived and I think that's true spirit."

His remarks ring truer than ever, as Marvel, »

- MovieWeb

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First look at The History Channel miniseries Texas Rising

22 February 2015 2:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first image from The History Channel’s upcoming 8-hour miniseries Texas Rising, which you can check it out below, along with the official trailer…

The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and Texas Rising details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna. General Sam Houston (Paxton), the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,” lead this story of the human will to fight for freedom despite insurmountable odds and to »

- Gary Collinson

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Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short Skewer Bill Paxton as a Drunk Covered in Back Hair During ‘Word Sneak’ (Video)

20 February 2015 6:58 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Poor Bill Paxton: The actor is the latest victim of “The Tonight Show’s” “Word Sneak” game. Martin Short was Jimmy Fallon‘s guest on Thursday night, where the two were tasked with each working five random words or phrases into casual conversation. Short’s first word was “Enchiladas,” which he handled masterfully. His second was “Cialis,” which he took care of with comedy. Meanwhile, from behind his desk, Fallon struggled a bit with “Corkscrew” and “Spongebob Squarepants” — his own first two themes. Also Read: ‘SNL’s’ 40 Most Iconic Characters: From the Blues Brothers to Stefon (Photos) The game »

- Tony Maglio

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Watch Martin Short, Fallon Trade Fake Bill Paxton Stories in 'Word Sneak'

20 February 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Martin Short and Jimmy Fallon exchanged hilariously fake tales about actor Bill Paxton on Thursday night during a Tonight Show round of "Word Sneak." The game's objective is simple: work a series of random words and phrases into a conversation "as casually and as seamlessly as possible" – and in this case, it led to an extended back-and-forth on Paxton's back hair and public drunkenness. 

In the above clip, Fallon opens by asking Short what it's like working on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick in It's Only a Play. Short sneaks in »

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First Look at Texas Rising, with Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser and Many Others

20 February 2015 5:51 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at History Channel's upcoming eight-hour mini-series "Texas Rising," which stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Kris Kristofferson. Check out the photos below. Plot: The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and "Texas Rising" details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna. »

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First Image From Texas Rising Surfaces Online

20 February 2015 5:06 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The History Channel did so well with Hatfields And McCoys in 2012, that they are re-teaming with star of that series, Bill Paxton, for Texas Rising – and it is Paxton that features in the first image from the production, from Entertainment Weekly. The eight hour miniseries details the rise of the Texas Rangers after the events at the Alamo, and also numbers Brendan Fraser among its all-star cast.

Paxton stars as Sam Houston – namesake of the Texas city, and the American politician and soldier that helped bring Texas into the United States. During his career, in addition to being the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, he was instrumental in the victory that secured the independence of Texas from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto. The Texas Rangers – about whom this miniseries is made – were technically founded by Stephen F. Austin in 1823, when he employed ten men »

- Sarah Myles

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Best of Late Night TV: Snoop Dogg's Plizzanet Earth and Craig Robinson's Jam Session (Video)

19 February 2015 11:06 PM, PST | 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.

Time for another addition of Plizzanet Earth with Snoop Dogg, who stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to muse on -- what else? An enormous cold-blood seal humping an innocent penguin. It goes without saying that his profound thoughts are not to be missed. Also, why hasn't Animal Planet picked up this show yet?

Kelly Ripa also stopped by "Kimmel," and Jimmy shared a super old-school clip of her chatting about how men and women should alternate paying for dinner. Sigh, a progressive feminist even when rocking an 80s perm and a turtleneck, guys. Also, please prepare yourself for the best dance moves you've ever seen.

Time for a game »

- Mehera Bonner

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‘Texas Rising’ to World Premiere at MipTV in Cannes

19 February 2015 4:24 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — “Texas Rising,” which will air on History in the U.S., is set for TV conference MipTV in Cannes as its World Premiere TV Screening.

The new epic series is produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America, in association with Thinkfactory Media for History, and it is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The first episode will be screened in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals on April 13, and key cast and the creators will walk the red carpet for MipTV’s opening party.

Texas Rising” stars Bill Paxton (“Hatfields & McCoys”), Brendan Fraser (“The Mummy”), Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas”), Olivier Martinez (“S.W.A.T.”) and country music star Kris Kristofferson.

Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoys”) is executive producer, and Roland Joffé, who was Oscar-nominated for “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission,” is directing.

The eight-hour series details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers. It follows the events that unfold »

- Leo Barraclough

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Neill Blomkamp Targets Alien Sequel As His Next Film

18 February 2015 4:58 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A few weeks back, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp took to Instagram, and started posting some intriguing concept art for a fifth Alien installment, entitled Alien Xeno, that he was working on for 20th Century Fox that had supposedly fallen through. As you can see from some of the images dotted around this page, his vision of the long running franchise is pretty bad-ass, with Bill Paxton's Hudson from Aliens making a return, and Ripley wearing a helmet taking some design cues from the head of a Xenomorph. Blomkamp has gone on record that he is a massive Alien fan, and, being one of the strongest creative voices tackling sci-fi at the moment, just by looking at a handful of concept art makes you wish an Alien movie with him at the helm was a reality. Well, fear not! Blomkamp has taken to social media again to announce that, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘The Breakfast Club’ at 30: The Best and Worst Films of John Hughes

13 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.

The Best…

10) Uncle Buck (1989)

John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »

- Matthew Chernov

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Nightcrawler Blu-ray Review

12 February 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an intense and mesmerizing performance in Nightcrawler – a film that captures the audience in the opening moments and keeps them on the edge of their seats until the end credits roll.Gyllenhaal is joined by an incredible cast of character actors including Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Kevin Rahm, Ann Cusack and Riz Ahmed. Writer/dirctor Dan Gilroy sets the story in the gritty streets of Los Angeles and injects the film with a glossy pseudo-documentary feel – similar to the approach David Ayer used for his 2012 crime film End of Watch.The film introduces the audience to down-on-his-luck […] »

- Patrick Luce

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Nightcrawler,' '101 Dalmations' and More Hit Home

11 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Nightcrawler - Universal Studios - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Dan Gilroy Cast: Jake GyllenhaalRene RussoBill PaxtonRiz Ahmed,Michael Papajohn. Full cast + crew 2014 had a ton of great movies left and right, but there's one that may arguably stand the test of time better than most: Dan Gilroy's directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Jake Gyllenhaal is both haunting and deeply, darkly funny as an ethically challenged entrepreneur chasing his own demented version of the American dream. The supporting cast, particularly Riz Ahmed and Rene Russo, are wonderfully full, fleshed-out characters who get caught up in the whirlwind Gyllenhaal creates. And this twisted portrait of our relationship with macabre media forms an intense...

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