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Review: "Wild Bill" (1995) Starring Jeff Bridges; Twilight Time Blu-ray Edition

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By John M. Whalen

“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend,” is an often-quoted line from John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” And if director Walter Hill had stuck to that idea, his “Wild Bill” (1995) would be a great movie, instead of a near miss. Unfortunately, he mixed legend with pure hogwash and the result is a confusing hodgepodge of scenes connected only by the fact that James Butler Hickok (Jeff Bridges) hated it when somebody messed with his hat.

You know a director intends to make a “serious” western when he starts the film out by showing the central character’s funeral. “Wild Bill” begins not only with a funeral, but a funeral shot in high-contrast, grainy black and white. In fact the film keeps switching from color to black and white for numerous flash back scenes, depicting “events” from Bill’s early life, some of which are complete fiction.
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Top 5 jaw-dropping Oscar nominations that could happen on Tuesday include ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Florida Project’…

Top 5 jaw-dropping Oscar nominations that could happen on Tuesday include ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Florida Project’…
What jaw-dropping Oscar nominations could happen Tuesday morning? Though the odds may be against them, we shouldn’t be too surprised if these contenders in top categories are called out during the nominations announcement. Here are the top five most shocking inclusions that might conceivably happen:

See Oscars 2018: Nomination predictions in all 24 categories according to Gold Derby Experts, Editors, and Users combined odds

#5: Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”) in Best Supporting Actor

Have we been underestimating Steve Carell this whole time? A past Best Actor nominee for “Foxcatcher” (2014), Carell has contended at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics Choice Awards for his showy performance as tennis pro Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes.” True, the fact that he competed as a lead at the Globes and as a supporting actor at SAG could cause some category confusion (just ask Hugh Grant from “Florence Foster Jenkins
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Gary Oldman Wants to Star in a Marvel Movie

Gary Oldman is looking to star in a Marvel production. In the 10 years the Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed, it has attracted its fair share of award-winning and seasoned actors such as Jeff Bridges, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Kurt Russell, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker and Cate Blanchett, all playing significant roles in telling every superhero story in the franchise. Considering its massive popularity, widespread acclaim and consistently impressive box office turnouts, it’s understandable why many want to board the film series, including Oldman.
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)

Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Sam Rockwell as the recipient of its 2018 American Riviera Award, Variety has learned exclusively.

Rockwell will be honored with a tribute celebrating his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

at the Arlington Theatre.

“In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, audiences are treated to the kind of mesmerizing and extraordinary performance we have come to expect from Sam Rockwell,” said Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director. “We are long overdue to celebrate this tremendous talent who has lit up the screen for decades.”

Rockwell plays the second-in-command to Woody Harrelson’s police chief in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards.” Rockwell won a Golden Globe on Jan. 7 for his supporting actor role. The movie also won Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Actress in a drama for Frances McDormand and best screenplay for McDonaugh.

The American Riviera Award was established to recognize actors who have made a significant
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Iron Man Ignites the McU: Journey to Infinity War Part 1

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for just shy of 10 years at this point and Infinity War is set to serve as the epic culmination of an entire decade of interconnected filmmaking. This is something that nobody could have fathomed before the McU took shape and, as we approach the release of Infinity War, we're having a look back at the movies that got us to where we are today. And we're starting where it all began, with the relatively modest but truly perfect Iron Man.

This is not necessarily to say that Iron Man is a flawless movie. Few big-budget blockbusters, if any, are. But Iron Man serves as the perfect beginning to the McU and is easily the best origin story ever put to screen for a comic book character. These are not new revelations being made, but rewatching the movie today, it's amazing how incredible it
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Oprah Meets Rescue Dogs Helping Search for Missing from Montecito Mudslides

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[[tmz:video id="0_qxbv4dwp"]] Oprah met with some of the heroes going out and searching for the missing in her community after devastating mudslides this week ... including a few 4-legged ones. O posted a vid talking to search and rescue workers in Montecito Saturday, which included some awesome dogs ... especially her new pal, Mondo. She wrote, "People not the only heroes in our little community. Met some 4 legged ones too. Searches continuing today." The rescue worker also gives Oprah
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Russell Crowe and Dakota Johnson join Bad Times at the El Royale

Last year it was announced that writer-director Drew Goddard is set to team up with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges for Bad Times at the El Royale, and now we have word of two more additions to the cast.

According to CinemaBlend, Hemsworth revealed during an interview to promote his new movie that both Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys) and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) are set to appear in the film, which marks Goddard’s second directorial effort after The Cabin in the Woods.

Details on Bad Times at the El Royale are being kept under wraps, but it has been described as a “60s noir thriller” and is said to revolve around a rundown hotel in California’s Lake Tahoe region.

In addition to The Cabin in the Woods, Goddard’s screenwriting credits include Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian, the latter of which saw him nominated for an Academy Award.
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Rob Lowe Slams Bella Thorne For Tweeting Mudslides Road Closures Were Affecting Her Commute

Rob Lowe Slams Bella Thorne For Tweeting Mudslides Road Closures Were Affecting Her Commute
Rob Lowe called out Bella Thorne after the actress tweeted that road closures caused by California’s deadly mudslides were going to make her miss her boyfriend’s concert.

The Code Black star, 53, shared a screenshot of Thorne’s, 20, tweet on Instagram, which read, “F— u 101 to santa barbra . I’m missing my boyfriends first date on his tour:(((”

Lowe responded, writing, “This attitude is why people hate celebrities/Hollywood. Bella, I’m sorry you were inconvenienced. We will try to move out our dead quicker.”

Thorne deleted her original tweet, but tweeted an apology Thursday, writing, “F— just caught
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Oprah's Next Door Neighbor Jeff Bridges, Home Wrecked in Mudslide

  • TMZ
Now we know to whom Oprah was referring on video when she pointed to a neighbor's home that was decimated by the mudslides ... it was the home of actor Jeff Bridges. The star of "The Big Lebowski" bought the home 3 years ago for $6.8 million. We're told the house could be a total loss, but it's impossible to know at this point because the debris makes the extent of damage almost impossible to assess. Bridges says at the very least,
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Win Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Blu-ray

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Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on 29th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Director Matthew Vaughn returns to helm the sequel in his signature kick-ass style, with stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong reprising the roles that helped make Kingsman a global phenomenon.

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the Us called Statesman, and in a new adventure, these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton,
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Movie News: 'Stranger Things' Star to Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister; Watch Brie Larson in First 'Basmati Blues' Trailer

Enola Holmes Mysteries: Millie Bobby Brown (Netflix's Stranger Things, above) will star in a film series based on Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes Mysteries series of books. Brown will also produce. Springer's critically-acclaimed series consists of six novels that follow Enola Holmes, the much-younger sister of famed British detective Sherlock Holmes, as she solves mysteries. [Deadline]   Bad Times at the El Royale: Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Freed, above) has joined the cast of Bad Times at the El Royale. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) wrote the original script and will direct the rather mysterious thriller, which is set in the 1960s at a low-rent motel. Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Russell Crowe, Cynthia Erivo, and Cailee Spaeny will also star...

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Movie News: Russell Crowe Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Bad Times at the El Royale'; Watch John Cena in First 'Blockers' Trailer

Bad Times at the El Royale: Russell Crowe (The Mummy, above) has joined the cast of Bad Times at the El Royale. Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges star in the thriller; which is set at a hotel in Lake Tahoe. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) wrote the original screenplay and will direct. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5. [Cinema Blend]   Ladyworld: Annalise Basso, who has given memorable performances in Oculus, Captain Fantastic and Ouija: Origin of Evil (above), has nabbed a lead role in Ladyworld. Amanda Kramer will direct the suspense thriller, which revolves around eight girls who are trapped at a birthday party due to "a massive ecological event" and start to exploit their individual fears. Ariela Barer and Ryan Simpkins costar; the...

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Movie News: Russell Crowe Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Bad Times at the El Royale'

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Bad Times at the El Royale: Russell Crowe (The Mummy, above) has joined the cast of Bad Times at the El Royale. Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges star in the thriller, which is set at a hotel in Lake Tahoe. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) wrote the original screenplay and will direct. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5. [Cinema Blend]   Ladyworld: Annalise Basso, who has given memorable performances in Oculus, Captain Fantastic and Ouija: Origin of Evil...

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Liam Neeson: exploring a decade of action thrillers

Ryan Lambie Jan 19, 2018

For 10 years, Liam Neeson's been throwing punches and shooting guns. We take a look back at his decade of action thrillers...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Liam Neeson's more recent thrillers. If there's an entry you haven't seen, we'd advise skipping to the next one - apart from The Commuter, which we won't spoil because it isn't out yet.

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For some, he's an Oscar nominee, thanks to his superb performance in Schindler's List. To others, he's the larger-than-life presence in such blockbusters as The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins and Clash Of The Titans.

Since 2008, though, Liam Neeson's taken an unexpected turn into action-thriller territory; now often seen wearing a leather jacket, a gun in his fist and his knuckles bloodied, Neeson's found a new audience as a hard-hitting macho man.
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X-Force Movie Is Still Happening Amidst Disney / Fox Deal

Marvel fans took the news of Disney buying out a portion of Fox as a blessing and a curse at the same time. Several fans voiced their concerns that Disney would take the Deadpool franchise and gut it, or worse yet, cease to make any more movies starring the Merc with a Mouth. However, it has been confirmed that Drew Goddard is still attached to write and direct the X-Force movie, which features Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Josh Brolin's Cable. The movie is still in the early stages of development and it is unclear whether the movie will come out under the Fox banner or under the Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella.

Discussing Film is reporting that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) is still very much attached to X-Force and that the movie is currently in development, which means that Goddard is still busy writing the script.
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More "Kingsman : The Golden Circle"

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Sneak Peek some of the best scenes from director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", the sequel to "Kingsman: The Secret Service", starring Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth as 'Harry Hart':

"...'Eggsy', 'Merlin' and 'Roxy' head to the Us...

"...to join forces with the 'Statesman'...

"...their American counterpart...

"...after the 'Kingsman HQ' is destroyed...

"...by the notorious evil mastermind known as 'Poppy'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"...

"Kingsman" Comic Books
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‘Hostiles’ Scott Cooper On Directing Christian Bale, And The Strange James Earl Ray Tie Behind His Mlk Film

‘Hostiles’ Scott Cooper On Directing Christian Bale, And The Strange James Earl Ray Tie Behind His Mlk Film
After a decade spent trying to make it as an actor, Scott Cooper found his niche as an actor’s director. Distributor Entertainment Studios tomorrow broadens the release of his fourth film, Hostiles, in the teeth of awards season. Cooper guided Jeff Bridges to the Best Actor Oscar in his directing debut Crazy Heart, and followups Out of the Furnace and Black Mass have all featured strong performances. The 1892-set Hostiles — which Cooper scripted from a decades old…
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Price Hike, Big Plans for Netflix in the Coming Year

Netflix is a lot like Tiff 17: slim, slick & packed with movie magic. It is the most popular streaming service today, offering its subscribers an incredible variety of content, including its large collection of original feature films and series. It has become so big, in fact, that it has scared Disney – the mouse-themed media empire has announced this September that it will pull all of its Star Wars and Marvel content from the streaming service, and create its own. This will put its users in a pretty interesting situation – especially because there are now several streaming services offering their own original content, making it hard to choose one or another.

But a recent announcement made by Netflix might make the decision even harder for cord-cutters. On one hand, the service has announced a hike in the price of its service in the Us, adding $1 to the price of its two-stream
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Amazon, ITV order drama 'The Widow' starring Kate Beckinsale

Amazon, ITV order drama 'The Widow' starring Kate Beckinsale
Filming will begin in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam this month.

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Amazon Prime Video and ITV have greenlit The Widow, an eight-episode Prime Original and ITV series, starring Kate Beckinsale.

Production is set to begin this month in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam. The Widow will premiere on ITV in the UK and on Prime Video in the Us and more than 200 countries and territories.

The series will be written by Harry and Jack Williams and produced via their Two Brothers Pictures banner. The Williams’ will also serve as executive producers.

The Widow centres on Georgia Wells who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her “late” husband on the news, she is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past. The gut-wrenching thriller will take Georgia into the depths of the African
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365Flicks Podcast – Road To Infinity War – ‘Iron Man’ Review

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Road To Infinity War – Iron Man Review w/guest host Big Sexy Dev

Thats right folks we at 365Flicks are bringing you the Road to Avengers Infinity War. The premise is that if you watch an McU movie a week that will take you right up to the release of Avengers Infinity War. So we thought well hell its a good reason to watch these movies all over again and get ourselves ready for what is sure to be the movie event of 2018, and lets not forget the culmination of everything Marvel set in motion with Iron Man 10 years ago.

But
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