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100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

19 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

A good fight scene is built into the fabric of an action film such that you can sense it coming like a storm on the horizon. It’s in the details of the opponents: the cracking of knuckles, the puffing of chests, the staredowns that say, “It’s about to go down.” A good fight scene makes you want to cover your eyes yet is impossible to look away from. You get tingly waiting for the violence to erupt, and if it’s done its job, you come away dizzy, invigorated, or even nauseated. »

- Shane Ramirez

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The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

19 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate products. In that spirit, here are ten examples of stress in on-screen, and its most masterful portraits.

1. Jack LemmonSave the Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon took home a Best Actor Academy Award for his incendiary turn as Harry Stoner, a once-prosperous businessman who finds his carefully-tailored life crashing down around him. His garment business in downtown La is going bust, his marriage is dead in the water, and the crazy hippies who hitchhike on the Sunset Strip just don’t match his Ww II era sensibilities. When Harry decides to have his business “torched” for the insurance money, he goes on a self-destructive odyssey through early ‘70s La. His word association game with a cute »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Blu-Ray Review

18 May 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

People often talk about over-hyped and under-hyped films, and with good reason, but when a film strikes you as getting exactly the right amount of hype, it’s rare indeed. This is exactly where Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to fall. It’s a film that seems like it should have gotten more attention, especially considering the cast, and the fact that it was directed by Ridley Scott.

It turns out that the film, while actually quite good, delivers to precisely the level of interest the world seems to have dictated is its due.

A thematically unique spin on this, or any other, biblical telling, Exodus starts us off with Moses (Christian Bale) in the prime of his Egyptian Prince-ish-hood. He’s about to take care of some upstart tribe or other with his “brother” Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and a prophecy kicks off Ramses’ dislike of the man he has »

- Marc Eastman

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The Ultimate Horror Ladies of the 80s Battle 2 The Crystal Lake Blondes

17 May 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

And here we are. Our first couple of horror ladies have valiantly battled and sadly only one moves on. The votes have been tallied from this site from Facebook and from Twitter (31 votes for JoBeth Williams and 83 votes for Sigourney Weaver) and alas we must bid a fond farewell to Ms. JoBeth Williams. Let it be known that she was my personal choice for the first battle and frankly it was a very difficult decision. In the end I looked to my alltime top 40 movie list for assistance. On this list Aliens holds the 5 spot while Poltergeist is 3. That clinched the Williams vote. Im extra sad to see her go. »

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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

13 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »

- simonbrew

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Vote The Ultimate Horror Ladies of the 80s Battle One Gimme Back My Kid

13 May 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Lets start this competition which is all about ladies 80s Horror Ladies to be exact off with a big bang as we look to the most female of all female things motherhood. This first step into the ring brings us smackdab into a place you best not find yourself between a faithful mother and her missing child. This inaugural contest finds Sigourney Weaver of James Camerons horrorscifiaction classic Aliens up against JoBeth Williams of the Tobe HooperhelmedSteven Spielbergproduced suburban haunted house legend Poltergeist. »

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80s Fashion On Film

13 May 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The bright, brilliant fashion of the 1980s has often been captured on film – the over-the-top nature of the clothes lends itself beautifully to cinema, with some of the most iconic outfits of all time captured in this era. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Most Violent Year, in which Jessica Chastain showcases an incredible array of 1980s-era Armani, we take a look at other films which demonstrate the fashion of the decade.

Submarine (2010)

Richard Ayoade’s comedy drama stars Craig Roberts as 15 year-old Oliver Tate, who has two major ambitions – to lose his virginity to the beautiful Jordana (Yamin Paige), and to save his parents’ rocky relationship (a task made all the more difficult when his mother’s ex-lover reappears in their lives). Costume designer Charlotte Walters does a brilliant job of capturing the wonderfully quirky take on the classic coming-of-age tale, dressing the young cast in a wonderful array of duffle coats, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Rescues & Escapes

12 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’re an action hero, pulling off daring rescues and badass escapes is just another day at the office. The rescue has been the prototypical action scene since humans have been able to put pen to paper. From Tarzan swinging in on a vine to Iron Man flying in on his jets, a hero isn’t a hero unless he can swoop in and save the damsel or the day. The only thing more exciting is if the clock is ticking on his escape. Whether it’s from a burning building, »

- Shane Ramirez

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10 Reasons Why Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Is the Badass Successor to 'Alien''s Ripley

11 May 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ever since “Alien” clamped itself upon our cultural psyches — much like the outer-space thriller’s frightening facehugger in 1979 — many of us have been patiently waiting for another actress to stand out in a role that equals, if not tops, Sigourney Weaver’s take-charge she-warrior Ripley: A female who is fierce without having to compromise her gender or be upstaged -- or worse, rescued -- by a male cohort. In other words, a sister who does it for herself while also saving the world. Many have tried, from Brigitte Nielsen (“Red Sonja”) and Halle Berry (“Catwoman,” Storm in the “X-Men” films) to Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and Milla Jovovich (the “Resident Evil“ series). A few have come close, including Linda Hamilton in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” Uma Thurman in both “Kill Bill” volumes, Angelina Jolie in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and its sequel, Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games” franchise, »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Interview: Pearry Teo, Producer of Strange Blood!

7 May 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Man o’ man, ghouls, look who just dropped by the Crypt o’ Xiii! None other than virtuoso producer/die-rector Pearry Teo! Welcome Pearry, why not have a seat right here on this coff… er, I mean sofa, and let’s get down to the horror biz and discuss your latest production Strange Blood!

Famous Monsters. So, what attracted you to ol’ Strange Blood?

Pearry Teo. I was very tired of the generic horror movies out there today. I think there have been too many cliché-ridden movies and I wanted to do something as an homage to the great horror movies like The Fly. I enjoyed the pacing of that movie, where it’s a slow burn rather than trying to cram gore into our mouths. I always wanted to do a horror movie where women are not portrayed as sex objects or running away from a killer. In fact, Gemma »

- DanielXIII

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Chuck Norris vs Communism Review [Hot Docs 2015]

4 May 2015 7:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was Romania, and the year was 1985. A population frightened into submission by secret police and round the clock surveillance under the dictatorial thumb of communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu were unable to act towards their own freedom, or show any act of defiance. But into this dark time came a hero: Chuck Norris. Well, sort of. Ok, not really.

The title of Chuck Norris vs Communism is misleading. It suggests that the 80s action star of such hits as Missing in Action, The Delta Force and Lone Wolf McQuade brought down the Iron Curtain. That may not be true exactly, but it wouldn’t be untruthful to say that Norris didn’t do his part just by being there. In video cassette form.

It’s easy to forget now that with entire film libraries are as close as an internet connection and a Netflix account just how revolutionary home video »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Blu-Ray and DVD Featurette and Behind the Scenes Photo

30 April 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Out now on Blu-Ray and DVD, we here at Flickering Myth have been sent over this special feature from Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings which sees Aaron Paul discuss his role of Joshua.

Check out the video below:

Photo by Lorenzo Agius

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is out now in the States and on Boxing Day in the UK. »

- Luke Owen

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Exclusive: Ridley Scott Talks Working With Ben Kingsley In ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

30 April 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus, out this week on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got an exclusive featurette as the director talks about the starring role of Ben Kingsley.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when Exodus: Gods And Kings releases on Digital HD, plus and Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on now! Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office.

Just before that exclusive clip, check out these amazing look at the before and after sliders with the effects that were involved. Enjoy:

The Exodus: Gods And Kings 3-Disc Collector’s Edition comes with loads of bonus materials that will take you behind the scenes »

- Dan Bullock

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When directors shoot movies back-to-back, who wins?

30 April 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

James Cameron’s plan to film three Avatar sequels one after the other represents the peak of Hollywood’s obsession with stockpile film-making

“Right now, Jim has four sequels. And he’s trying to make it into three. That is where I think his effort is going right now. To keep it to three sequels.” James Horner there, Oscar-winning composer of the scores for Titanic and Avatar, discussing James Cameron’s efforts to keep the number of Avatar sequels he plans to film all at once down to a nice manageable three. Three. Only someone with the almost despotic self-belief of James Cameron would consider filming three sequels back-to-back.

Related: Sigourney Weaver back from the dead in all three Avatar sequels

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- Luke Holland

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Could James Cameron be working on four Avatar sequels?

29 April 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Could the Avatar film series actually end up spanning five movies?

Well, composer James Horner has revealed that James Cameron currently has scripts for four follow-up films.

As of now, only three more Avatar movies have been announced, with the first set to be released in late 2017.

Horner told HeyUGuys: "He's got four sequels script-wise, and he's trying to make it into three. And I think that's where the effort is going right now. How do you keep it from expanding into a fifth movie?"

Cameron plans to film the series of three Avatar sequels back-to-back, releasing them in consecutive years.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return for the three new movies, with Sigourney Weaver also returning to play a new character.

Avatar was released in 2009, and took a record-breaking $2.8bn at the box office.

Watch a trailer for the film below: »

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Win Exodus: Gods And Kings On Blu Ray!

28 April 2015 1:51 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

To celebrate the release of Exodus: Gods And Kings on Blu-ray™ and DVD, we’re giving 3 lucky whatculture.com readers the chance to get their hands on a copy of the film on Blu Ray!

From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and engrossing 3D immersion, Exodus: Gods And Kings brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey to escape Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. The Exodus: Gods And Kings 3-Disc Collector’s Edition comes with a cavalcade of bonus materials that will take you behind the scenes of the amazing retelling of the historical tale.

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- Sam Driver

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Blu-ray details for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie revealed

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.

Pre-order Chappie On Amazon UK Or Amazon Us

In addition to the standard edition of Chappie, Sony will also release the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Round-Up: Galaxy Quest TV Series In the Works, Wolfen Blu-ray, Netflix Renews Daredevil for Second Season

22 April 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

An in-the-works Galaxy Quest TV series, the Blu-ray of 1981's Wolfen, and details on Daredevil’s sophomore season are all featured in our latest round-up.

Galaxy Quest TV Series: Variety reports that Paramount Television is looking to do a TV series take on the 1999 sci-fi-comedy, Galaxy Quest, which starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. Robert Gordon, the co-writer of the feature film that poked fun at sci-fi conventions, such as the high fatalities of redshirts on Star Trek, is in talks to be involved in the TV version, along with the 1999 film's director, Dean Parisot, and its executive producers, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

Synopsis of the Galaxy Quest film (via Blu-ray.com): "They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the N.S.E.A. Protector donned their uniforms »

- Derek Anderson

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Galaxy Quest TV spin-off in the works

22 April 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reports are circulating that a Galaxy Quest spin-off is being put together at Paramount, with the makers involved...

"By Grabthar's hammer, by the Suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged!"

1999's Galaxy Quest was a genuinely funny and fond spoof of classic sci-fi TV, with great leading turns from Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen and, of course, Alan Rickman as the embittered Alexander Dane, a thespian who's grown to resent his fame as the alien, Dr Lazarus.

While our wish for a movie sequel never came true, news has broken that Paramount is looking to make a TV spin-off. Variety is reporting that Galaxy Quest co-writer Robert Gordon is in negotiations to make the show, with the involvement of original director Dean Parisot.

Galaxy Quest is, of course, one of a whole wave of film properties being dusted down for a TV spin-off. It has to be said, however, that Galaxy Quest »

- ryanlambie

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Galaxy Quest Is Headed To Our Tv Screens

22 April 2015 12:56 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Galaxy Quest, an absolute gem of a sci fi comedy, is finally getting an expanded story, but this time the crew will be headed to the small screen for more adventures. The original movie, released in 1999, managed to lovingly lampoon a trope of sci fi series (most notably Star Trek), while at the same time playing homage to them with a knowing nod of respect towards what makes them so popular - the fans. Now we have word that Paramount is moving forward with a Galaxy Quest tv show. The movie's writer and director will both be involved in the project, but we'll likely see an entirely new cast. Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Tony Shaloub. If you haven't seen it, you really need to remedy that. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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