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Indiana Jones Voted Greatest Movie Character of All Time

20 October 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There have been a ton of great movie characters in the history of film, but only one can be the best. According to a new poll, we now know who people feel that character is. Harrison Ford's iconic, whip cracking, snake fearing adventurer Indiana Jones was recently named the greatest movie character of all time, according to a poll conducted by Total Film Magazine. Jones is someone who should definitely place in the top 5, but coming out on top of a poll like this is pretty impressive.

The poll also features another iconic Harrison Ford character, with Han Solo coming in third place. Though, it's easy to imagine that he could have just as easily taken the top spot. Batman, with no particular Batman being mentioned, came in second place. The first female character on the list is Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, who placed fourth. »

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October Horrors 2017 Day 18 – Alien: Resurrection (1997)

18 October 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien: Resurrection, 1997.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott and Brad Dourif.

Synopsis:

Aboard the ship Usm Auriga, 200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is resurrected via cloning, still impregnated with the alien queen that was with her when she died. The creature is subsequently removed for use in scientific and military experiments, spawning a whole new host of the acid-blooded creatures. Soon, the creatures escape their confines and begin to slaughter the crew, leaving the ship heading straight for Earth, with Ripley and a team of mercenaries on a desperate mission to escape and destroy the alien menace before it can reach the human homeworld.

It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at yet another installment in the long-running Alien series and after four films and nearly 20 years, we finally reach the end of the story of »

- Graeme Robertson

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Giovanni Ribisi returning for all four Avatar sequels

15 October 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway on James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Deadline is reporting that Giovanni Ribisi has become the latest cast member from the original movie to sign on for all four of the new films.

Ribisi reprises his role of Parker Selfridge, head administrator of the Rda responsible for the mining operations on Pandora. He joins fellow returnees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona ChaplinCliff CurtisBritain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.

Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025. »

- Gary Collinson

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Giovanni Ribisi Returns for All Four Avatar Sequels

13 October 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Avatar 2 and the rest of the Avatar sequels starting production just a few weeks ago, the cast continues to be rounded out, with the latest addition returning from the original blockbuster Avatar. Giovanni Ribisi has come aboard to reprise his role as Parker Selfridge from the original Avatar, joining returning stars such as Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), Cch Pounder (Moat) and Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet). This also comes a few weeks after the young Avatar 2 cast was announced, which make up the Sully family, members of the Metkayina Clan and a former Hell's Gate Adolescent.

Giovanni Ribisi also joins a slew of new cast members including Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the Pandora underwater reef clan known as the Metkayina Clan, Oona Chaplin as a new character named Varang and Kate Winslet, »

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Giovanni Ribisi latest actor to return to the Avatar sequels

13 October 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So they're just bringing back everybody for the Avatar sequels, aren't they? Which wouldn't usually be a problem, except that they're also bringing people back - like Sigourney Weaver and Scott Lang - who fucking died. At least bringing back Giovanni Ribisi as Parker "'90s CEO villain" Selfridge makes sense to return. Also, what else is Ribisi... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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October Horrors 2017 Day 13 – Alien 3 (1992)

13 October 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien 3, 1992.

Directed by David Fincher.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, Brian Glover, and Lance Henriksen.

Synopsis:

An escape pod containing Ripley, Newt and Hicks crash lands on a wind-battered prison planet, with Ripley being the sole survivor. Finding herself trapped on a planet whose entirely male population consists of murderers and rapists, Ripley quickly realises that she wasn’t the only one to survive the pod crash. With another acid-blooded monster stalking the halls, Ripley reluctantly joins forces with her new companions as they attempt to defeat the creature and survive until help arrives.

For the third time this month we return to the Alien franchise and after two stellar universally beloved installments with Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens, we now enter the more divisive side of the series, beginning with David Fincher’s polarising attempt to make his mark on this »

- Graeme Robertson

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u know where i'm at, u know where I be, u in the blog just to linky

11 October 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

If you missed part one of our massive link roundup to catch up on news and such, that's here. Going a lot shorter for part two

/Film on the 20th anniversary of Boogie Nights

This is Not Porn Sigourney Weaver with a pumpkin

/i09 Jeff Goldblum riffing on the meaning of "Ragnarok" - I was personally alarmed to see this whole story this morning because I feel like I knew all this classic mythology stuff when I was in diapers and I Know we learned some of it in school. Is mythology not taught anymore? Weird cause kids tend to love it (since there are superpowers, monsters, etcetera)

Jezebel a fine interview with famous primatologist Jane Goodall about her work, the new documentary about her, and climate change

Film School Rejects 35 things we learned from Edgar Wright's Baby Driver commentary

Av Club Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood on filming Gerald's Game, »

- NATHANIEL R

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October Horrors 2017 Day 11 – Aliens (1986)

11 October 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Aliens, 1986.

Directed by James Cameron.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Carrie Henn, and Bill Paxton.

Synopsis:

After her warnings about the monstrous creatures that killed her crew go unheeded, Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo, is recruited by the military to return to the cursed alien planet when a human colony on the planet suddenly goes quiet. Upon arrival to the hostile planet, Ripley and her new allies are confronted with a whole army of the acid-blooded creatures that quickly threaten to wipe them out unless a way to escape the planet can be found, and fast.

Horror films have a knack for making sequels that suck. For every good film like Halloween, you’ll normally get about a dozen mediocre or terrible sequels. However, this is not always the case.

Having kicked off this year’s October Horrors by looking at Ridley Scott »

- Graeme Robertson

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Sigourney Weaver: An Appreciation

9 October 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Born on October 8, 1949 in Manhattan, the commanding brunet we know and love as Alien’s iconic Ripley is from a showbiz family: Her British-born mother Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins) acted on the big screen in Hitchcock’s… Continue Reading →

The post Sigourney Weaver: An Appreciation appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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61st London Film Festival Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

6 October 2017 5:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), 2017.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Peet, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus, and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

A dysfunctional family comes together when the father, a retired sculptor, becomes seriously ill.  His children are forced to confront their differences while, at the same time, they have to cope with an event to celebrate his work.

Admit it!  Our parents drive us crazy, right?  It doesn’t matter how much we love them, there are always times when they send us round the bend for all kinds of reasons.  And if dad – or “the dad” as wife Maureen (Emma Thompson) calls him – happens to be Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman), he’s a master when it comes to pushing his children’s respective buttons, »

- Freda Cooper

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Kate Winslet Joins Avatar Sequels, Reuniting with James Cameron

4 October 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kate Winslet has officially joined the cast of Avatar 2, two decades after working with James Cameron on Titanic. Filming for the long awaited four Avatar sequels began in late September, with a reported production budget of over $1 billion dollars, making it the most expensive movie series in history. The first Avatar, released in 2009, is the highest-grossing worldwide release of all time with a whopping $2.7 billion dollars and it looks as if Cameron and the studio are placing their bets that the upcoming sequence will be on par with the first installment.

Deadline reports that Kate Winslet has joined the world of Avatar in a starring role as Ronal. Reuniting with director James Cameron is something that both the actress and director have been wanting to do since they made hugely successful Titanic back in 1997. James Cameron revealed that working with Winslet on Titanic was one of the most rewarding events of his career. »

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Kate Winslet Joins The Cast Of James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

4 October 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kate Winslet will reunite with her Titanic director James Cameron for the Avatar sequels, which are now in-production.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron told trade blog Deadline. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

There’s no explanation as to who Ronal is, or how many of the films she will appear in.

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the sequels to the 2009 movie, which still remains the highest grossing film of all time at the worldwide box-office. Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin are also amongst the cast, whilst Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Miles Quaritch as the movies’ main villain.

Avatar 2 will debut in cinemas »

- Paul Heath

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Kate Winslet will reunite with James Cameron for Avatar sequels

4 October 2017 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron has begun production on his ambitious sequels for Avatar, but that apparently hasn’t stopped him from adding cast members to the films. Now, according to Deadline, Cameron is set to reunite with an actress from his second-highest grossing movie, with Kate Winslet joining Avatar 2 and its sequels – marking the the first time she and Cameron have worked together since 1997’s Titanic – with Winslet set to play a character named Ronal.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

Its unknown right now if Winslet will be playing a human character or a member of a Na’vi clan. Last week Cameron revealed the group of young actors who will be »

- Ricky Church

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Avatar 2: Kate Winslet joins franchise, reuniting her with Titanic director James Cameron

4 October 2017 12:31 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

She joins Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sam Worthington on the cast »

- Jack Shepherd

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Kate Winslet to Reunite With James Cameron in ‘Avatar’ Sequels

3 October 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Winslet has come on board James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels, reuniting with the director two decades after they collaborated on “Titanic.”

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on ‘Titanic,’ which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

The four sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020 for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.

Cameron began filming the first of the four Fox movies last week in California. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — first announced plans for four pics in 2016. He had initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists, »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

3 October 2017 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 2017.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Peet, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus, and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Writer and director Noah Baumbach (Mistress America, Frances Ha) is without question one of the most gifted comedic/ dysfunctional family filmmakers working today, so it’s a godsend that he takes actors of exhaustedly lowbrow routines (Adam Sandler who has been slumming it up on the Netflix scene thanks to an overly lucrative financial deal that allows him to pump out garbage like The Ridiculous Six on the regular, or Ben Stiller who seems to be content reviving franchises of which no one »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Avatar’ Sequels Begin Shooting, Reportedly Costing $1 Billion

2 October 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

It’s been nearly eight years since ‘Avatar‘ was released, but the road up to production on the ‘Avatar‘ sequels has been long and difficult. After years of production delays and an extended pre-production period to develop underwater Motion Capture technology, Director James Cameron‘s multi-film opus has finally entered production. Four concurrent sequels–‘Avatar 2‘, Avatar 3‘, ‘Avatar 4‘, and ‘Avatar 5‘– are currently shooting in Australia.

In addition to the production announcement, Deadline reports that the costs for the production of the four films is estimated to surpass $1 Billion. While this may seem like a very hefty number on the outset, when you consider that he’s making 4 movies that equal out to about $250 million per sequel. Cameron is used to making some of the most expensive movies of all-time (Avatar, Titanic, and Terminator 2 were all the most expensive films when they were released). So it’s hard »

- Taylor Salan

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October Horrors 2017 Day 1 – Alien (1979)

1 October 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien, 1979.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and John Hurt.

Synopsis:

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo receives a distress signal from a nearby planet and while investigating, one of the crew is attacked by a parasite which implants an embryo in his body. This embryo soon gruesomely erupts from man’s body before escaping into the shadows, stalking and picking the remaining crew members off one by one.

It’s the 1st of October and you know what that means? It’s time to kick-start another series of October Horrors, the hopefully annual series (provided I don’t get fired between now and the 31st) in which I spend every day of this ghoulish month spotlighting cinematic horror from across the years. Well, mostly the 80s. Cause I like the 80s. A lot.

We’ve got »

- Graeme Robertson

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Four Better Ways to Spend Avatar's Billion Dollar Budget

30 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Ilich Mejia

Avatar 2 just began production after it was announced that the saga's four upcoming sequels (filming back-to-back) will have an alleged combined budget of $1 billion. For those of you too pretty to be bothered by mental math, that's an estimated $250 million per sequel. Very good news for the realtor finalizing the purchase of Sigourney Weaver's next vacation home; less good for our over-stuffed "sequels no one needs" file.

To be fair, $250 million doesn't come close to matching the fourth installment no one wanted of the Pirates of the Caribbean series' ($370 million budget), but it is still two handfuls of zeroes (if—for whatever reason—you are missing a pinky) for movies that will come out in the next eight years. 

In an effort that could willingly be misinterpreted as a cry against the threat of capitalism, we have come up with four more pressing ways to spend someone else's money. »

- Ilich Mejia

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‘Avatar’ Sequels: First Images Of Cast Revealed

27 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

20th Century Fox has shared the first look at the brand new actors joining returning Avatar cast members Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Cch Pounder, and Stephen Lang for the forthcoming sequels. Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin is also starring in an unknown role. Appropriately shot at The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the new sequels feature a young batch of actors. This includes Jake (Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Saldana) children. Jamie Fl… »

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