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For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe descended upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival took take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 and no matter your favorite genre, attendees were treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.
Friday night’s screening of Apollo 13 was definitely one of the most exciting events of the festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ron Howard’s impressive telling of the nearly doomed mission of the 3 astronauts aboard Apollo 13 looked as spectacular as the first time audiences saw it 20 years ago.
Host and long-time Nasa enthusiast Alex Trebek was on hand to introduce the film, as well as introduce fans in attendance to the real Captain Jim Lovell (played in the film by Tom Hanks). Also joining them on »
- Melissa Thompson
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed a new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s latest Dlc pack, “Ascendance,” focusing on the latest chapter of the Exo Zombies mode. Titled”Infection” fans will be able to play as John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, or Jon Bernthal while taking on hoards of the undead equipped with exo suits.…
The post Exo Zombies Return in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Infection Trailer appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Spencer Perry
Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” Season 2, Episode 14, titled “Love in the Time of Hydra.”
In the March 24 episode of “Agents of Shield,” while Skye (Chloe Bennet) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) were dealing with the effects of her newfound abilities — and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) were enlightening Hunter (Nick Blood) about the “real” Shield that’s secretly being operated by Edward James Olmos’ Robert Gonzales — former agents Ward (Brett Dalton) and 33 (Maya Stojan/Ming-Na Wen) were doing their best Bonnie and Clyde impersonation and breaking Sunil Bakshi (Simon Kassianides) out of government custody, for reasons that have yet to be revealed.
It’s the first opportunity we’ve had to examine Ward’s motivations in-depth since he escaped Shield custody, and while the rogue operative’s agenda remains murky, he also seems to have a genuine rapport with »
- Laura Prudom
'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »
- Andre Soares
“Launch Control this is Houston. We are Go for launch.”
A harrowing moment in human history became an exhilarating cinematic event two decades ago when acclaimed director Ron Howard chronicled Nasa’s tense 1970 lunar mission crisis in the Oscar-nominated film Apollo 13.
To Nasa enthusiasts and Saturn V rocket experts, the launch sequence, along with James Horner’s emotional score, is the greatest in movie history.
Newly restored and remastered using the original high-resolution 35mm film elements, the commemorative edition comes with an array of bonus features including “Apollo 13: Twenty Years Later,” an all-new retrospective featuring exclusive interviews with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
The restored version of Apollo 13 premieres on March 27 at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. »
- Michelle McCue
Roland Emmerich made the big announcement via his Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday.
Please join me in welcoming Charlotte Gainsbourg to the cast #IndependenceDaySequel @cgainsbourg @20thcenturyfox pic.twitter.com/3Y5SJKW7Hi
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 20, 2015
Emmerich’s original 1996 film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The score was composed by David Arnold and was the highest-grossing movie that year.
Filming on Independence Day 2 begins in May and the sequel is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2016 from 20th Century Fox. »
- Michelle McCue
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures
In a few short weeks, audiences will finally be able to see new episodes of the indomitable Tracy brothers performing unbelievable rescues around the world. The cries for help are even now starting to go out as volcanoes explode, deep sea bases teeter on the edges of bottomless abysses, and earthquakes put thousands of people in jeopardy. “International Rescue, where are you?” scream the horror-struck victims. And the answer is now, “We’re on the way!” In really cool rescue vehicles that launch from a secret tropical island base, naturally.
Fans’ appetites have been stoked with a spectacular full trailer and shorter individual spots highlighting each Tracy brother. From these trailers, it’s clear that the rebooted Thunderbirds Are Go »
- Mike Morgan
In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies, four survivors—voiced by John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal—face a technology-aided living dead onslaught brought upon the world by the Atlas Corporation. If you took on the advanced weaponry-equipped living dead and are eager to continue your gun-blasting journey through a zombified world, then you're in luck, because the Exo Zombies story continues later this month with the new episode, "Infected", featured in the upcoming Ascendance Dlc for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:
"Santa Monica, CA - March 18, 2015 - Prepare to rise to a new level of Call of Duty® Dlc with the release of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance. On March 31, the second massive Dlc pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: Atvi), and Sledgehammer Games will be available first on the »
- Derek Anderson
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced that the second Dlc pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Ascendance, will launch on March 31. The Dlc will carry a cost of $15 and is a timed exclusive on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Similar to the previously released Havoc pack, Ascendance will include four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. The Dlc will also include a new weapon in the form of the Ohm directed energy machine gun/shotgun hybrid, the Ohm Werewolf custom variant, and the Exo Grapple ability playlist, which brings the Exo Grapple to multiplayer.
Ascendance will additionally continue the Exo Zombies saga that began in the previous Dlc release. Once again, John Malkovich, Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, and Bill Paxton are all returning for some more zombie-killing action. This chapter will feature several new traps and armaments, as well as bringing the action to local fast food restaurant, »
- Eric Hall
Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years. Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch. Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later, »
- Andre Soares
Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler hits theaters this weekend, though you wouldn't likely know it considering I haven't even received an email about it and that's no big surprise after the savaging it received at the Toronto Film Festival last year. However, something good has come out of its release, which is a sit down with Adam Sandler's co-star in the film, Method Man. Speaking with Rotten Tomatoes (via FilmDrunk), Method Man revealed his top five (six) favorite films and it's not necessarily the list that's so great (though trust me, you aren't likely to guess them), but more his explanations. First, the list: Frailty (dir. Bill Paxton) The Station Agent (dir. Thomas McCarthy) Napoleon Dynamite (dir. Jared Hess) Snow On Tha Bluff (dir. Damon Russell) The Raid / Dredd (dir. Gareth Evans / Pete Travis) Now the best explanation for why he liked any of these movies comes with his explanation for Napoleon Dynamite, »
- Brad Brevet
Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably »
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably...
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
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 »
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
Written and directed by Dan Gilroy
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 »
- Luke Owen
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 »
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 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene 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
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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