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Artax, Silver, Joey, Shadowfax: 11 greatest movie and TV horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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Artax, Silver, Mister Ed, Joey, more: 11 Greatest fictional horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

15 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on »

- louisamellor

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Darren Aronofsky's Noah signals the unwelcome return of the bloated passion project

11 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'As directors gain independence from the studios, their movies invariably became longer, looser and more insufferable'

As the reviews for the $200m Transformers sequels have proved, movies are not what they cost. And yet, for many directors, freedom from financial constraint remains the ultimate goal. In 1970s "New Hollywood", critically revered film-makers such as Francis Ford Coppola had carte blanche to push the budgets of their masterworks ever skyward. That is, until Michael Cimino's 1980 uberflop Heaven's Gate, which earned just over $3m from a budget of $44m, forced studio execs to reconsider the filmmaker's divine right. A-list directors have been fighting to see a return to those heady days ever since, while passion project after passion project has gone unmade. But with Darren Aronofsky's $125m biblical epic Noah now in cinemas, the climate may finally be changing.

More accustomed to budgets a tenth the size of Noah's, »

- Charlie Lyne

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Watch: Ashley Bell, Clint Howard on their attraction to 'Sparks'

11 April 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Actors Ashley Bell and Clint Howard stopped by the Cbr Speakeasy in Los Angeles to discuss noir superhero film "Sparks," directed by Christopher Folino and based on the graphic novel of the same name. It's very possible fans will know Bell and Howard from their work in other films and television shows -- Bell plays Nell Sweetzer in "The Last Exorcism" series and portrayed Karina in webisodes for "The Walking Dead," while Howard's lengthy career in film and television includes credits in everything from "Apollo 13" and "Frost/Nixon" to "Star Trek" and Disney's "The Jungle Book." In "Sparks," Bell took on the role of Lady Heavenly, the vigilante romantic interest of Sparks, while Howard plays Gordon Eldridge, the head of the newspaper. During their interview with Cbr Executive Producer Jonah Weiland, Bell and Howard discussed the draw of "Sparks" and the challenge of bringing superheroes to life on a budget. »

- Jonah Weiland, Comic Book Resources

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Nicolas Cage Facts: 55 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Oscar Winner

11 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nicolas Cage...

Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.

This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.

From his unexpected connection to J.D. Salinger to his questionable dinosaur skull purchase, here are 55 things you probably don't know about Nicolas Cage.

1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.

2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »

- Moviefone Staff

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Icymi, Which *I* Did

8 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello my beautiful cinephiles. Nathaniel, back from my rejuvenating weekend. It's possible that you haven't missed me since the team has been doing a great job but I missed you. 

For my annual post-Oscar getaway I took my first cruise. On the left you'll see me finishing up some cherry & umbrella accented cocktail. That said I wasn't very boozy at all because cruises are cheap but they find other ways to charge you (aka alcohol). I brought no internet screens because cruises are cheap but they  find other ways to charge you (aka wi-fi at 75¢ a minute!). The break was good for my eyes and soul so I'm excited to talk movies again (where do we even start?). The break was not, however, good for my skin; I am an unholy mess of three colors (blinding white, near-bronze, and cherry red) because I am not accustomed to sunlight. Sunscreen is, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Required Reading: Nsa Movies and a New Piracy Lawsuit

8 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Why The Conversation Should Be Required Viewing At The Nsa” — Alexander Huls at The Atlantic intelligently stretches an article that could have read “Because Gene Hackman rules.” into a potent exploration of the resonant Francis Ford Coppola spy film. “The Hotel Manager from The Shining Was the First Actor to Play James Bond” — Alison Nastasi at Movies.com briefly shares some cross-over movie trivia. “Five movies that adapt classic literature in unusual ways” — Noel Murray at The Dissolve lists a decently broad array of older stories coming back in new clothing. It turns out that cribbing from Shakespeare might be the best way to make a high school movie bearable. “10 Things in the Cinematic Marvel Universe That Make No Damn Sense” — Rob Bricken at io9 recognizes the head-slappingly dumb things that found their »

- Scott Beggs

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One From the Heart to Francis Ford Coppola

7 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. As Jason already established, today is Francis Ford Coppola's 75th birthday today. Talia's brother, Sofia and Roman's dad, Nicolas and Jason's uncle, and Gia's grandfather presides over a clearly very talented family that keep kicking artistic goals. We're only four months into this new year and Sofia has (apparently) been hired for her first big studio film, Jason Schwartzman has appeared on screen in indie box office hit The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Gia's directorial debut, Palo Alto, is about to hit cinema screens. What's Frances up to? Well the five-time Oscar winner is laying low it seems after none of his ultra-arty projects - Twixt, Youth Without Youth, Tetro - took off the way he likely expected his artistic return to.

It's then a perfect opportunity to dig a bit deeper into his extensive filmography and find something you've never seen. I know »

- Glenn Dunks

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Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch His Wild Early Movie 'Dementia 13' For Free

7 April 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Francis Ford Coppola, who turns 75 today, is a paragon of artistic integrity in a commercial industry. Though many associate his name with big Hollywood success, he’s actually better defined as a low-budget guru and proponent of creative risk-taking. Coppola worked his way to the top. Hired as an assistant by Roger Corman fresh out of film school, Coppola demonstrated extraordinary zeal and perseverance on and off the set. Corman, increasingly impressed with Coppola’s efforts, continued to afford him opportunities to prove himself. On location in Ireland in 1963, Coppola found himself in possession of $40,000 in leftover funds from one of Corman’s films. With Corman’s blessings, the enterprising young filmmaker wrote a feature film overnight and directed it over the next nine days. The product was “Dementia 13,” which recouped its expenses at the box office and remains a cult horror classic today. Taxing circumstances became emblematic of Coppola’s career. »

- Emily Buder

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Andy Garcia: The Hollywood Interview

7 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Andy Garcia Finds Love At Middleton

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Alex Simon

Since making a splash as crack shot George Stone in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, Andy Garcia has become one of the cinema’s most prolific and diverse actors. The Cuban-born Garcia boasts over 100 credits on his resume, with roles ranging from actor, director, producer and musical performer. At Middleton, which arrived on DVD and Blu-ray April 1 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent (Vera Farmiga) while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college. Andy Garcia spoke with us recently about this and other career highlights. Here’s what transpired:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you play a guy who’s not cool, so it was a pleasant surprise to see you in At Middleton, which marks a change of pace. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch Full 'Inside The Actor's Studio' Episode With Legendary Director

7 April 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Across the 1970s, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola completed the kind of run that even today, filmmakers could only dream of matching in terms of scope, ambition and accomplishment. From 1972 to 1979, a seemingly non-stop Coppola delivered "The Godfather," "The Conversation," "The Godfather Part II," and "Apocalypse Now," with each of the films making a distinct mark on cinematic history. And while he could've easily folded up the director's chair after that, Coppola kept pushing himself. And that's part of the reason why the filmmaker is as revered as he is today, with his undeniable skill and desire to continually find new creative avenues, a source of inspiration, even if the results didn't always match his top shelf work (a peak that would be hard for anyone to hit). And to celebrate the director's 75th birthday today, below is his appearance on "Inside The  Actor's Studio" in 2001. As per usual with James Lipton's show, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Beauty Vs. Beast: Ladies of the Night

7 April 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ja from Mnpp here, back from vacation with a brand new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast." So here's the question (or rather the first question): what's your favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie? The legendary helmer's turning 75 today and so we look back through his work - the Godfathers, the Conversations, the Peggy Sues... the super sad undead love stories... listen, I'm not going to argue that his 1992 version of Dracula is his best film - I'd rather make it through the day without y'all calling the men in white suits to my door, thank you very much. But it's surely the movie of his I've watched the most times and have gotten the most pleasure from (give or take some Rob Lowe coming out of the shower in The Outsiders). The old fashioned effects work, Eiko Ishioka's astounding costumes - I wore my copy of the behind-the-scenes book down to a nub. »

- JA

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Tom at the Farm review: shoulda stayed in the city

4 April 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An overwrought pastiche of Hitchcock that makes less sense and renders its protagonist far less plausible the longer it goes on. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): haven’t been a fan of Xavier Dolan’s work so far

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Tom is at the farm, in the countryside outside Quebec, for the funeral of his boyfriend. Except his lover’s mother, Agathe (Lise Roy), has no idea her dead son was gay, so she believes Tom is simply his friend from the ad agency where they work(ed), and laments that “that whore” whom she believes to be her son’s girlfriend — thanks to the machinations of her other son, Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who has been “protecting” Mom from the truth by inventing stories — hasn’t shown up.

Writer, director, and star (he plays Tom) Xaviar Dolan »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Bad Timing? James Franco Goes After Underage Girl In New Movie Trailer

3 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Well this is quite an unfortunate coincidence. James Franco stars in Gia Coppola's directorial debut, "Palo Alto," playing a sleazy soccer coach who has feelings for one of his students (Emma Roberts). The movie was adapted from Franco's "Palo Alto: Stories," which is loosely based off of James' own teenage life in the suburbs and memories submitted by high school students.  Gia has big shoes to fill, though -- she's the niece  of Sofia Coppola ("Bling Ring")  and the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather: Part II"). Check out the trailer for "Palo Alto" above!The trailer dropped the same week just as reports have started to circulate that the actor tried to hook up with a teenage fan. Allegedly, 17-year-old Lucy Clode was in New York with her family for an early 18th birthday present earlier this week where she met James outside his Broadway show "Of Mice and Men. »

- tooFab Staff

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10 directors who made belated returns to their franchises

3 April 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26

From Francis Ford Coppola to George Miller, we take a look at 10 directors who made belated returns to the franchises they created...

There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.

In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »

- ryanlambie

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Emma Roberts Falls For James Franco In First Palo Alto Trailer

2 April 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When James Franco released Palo Alto: Stories, a collection of short stories about wasted youth in the titular California town, back in 2010, it was met with mild interest but middling reviews. Having read the collection, I can identify with critics who felt that Franco’s grasp of evocative language and description was exciting but his plots lacked all but the most basic of substance. Hopefully, Gia Coppola’s upcoming film adaptation, simply called Palo Alto, will keep the intriguing set-ups but do more with them than Franco did.

The first full trailer for the film hit earlier this week, and I’m not entirely sure what to make of it. A few of the characters showcased look familiar, but it’s clear that Coppola (granddaughter of the great Francis Ford Coppola) took some liberties in penning the screenplay.

What’s also clear from the trailer is that Coppola has »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Toy Story 3'

2 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Pixar must have known what it was doing when it scheduled Toy Story 3 for Fathers’ Day weekend 2010, over a decade after the release of Toy Story 2. For as much as kids were eager to catch up with Woody and Buzz, it was the fathers who inevitably stayed in their seats during the film’s closing credits, trying to compose themselves before their children noticed dad’s cheeks were wet. Adult conversations about the film that summer often began with, “Sooo… Did you cry?” or rather, “How hard did you cry?”

Toy Story 3 cracked a lot of adults’ armor, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Trailer for James Franco's Palo Alto

2 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This is the second trailer for James Franco and Emma Roberts' dark high school coming-of-age drama Palo Alto. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter, Gia Coppola. The movie is based on a collection of short stories written by Franco. Here's the synopsis:

Shy, sensitive April (Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI – secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection – Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, »

- Joey Paur

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Rumble Fish

2 April 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Following The Outsiders, Francis Ford Coppola adapts another of Se Hinton's tales of adolescent angst to put another generation of teenage rebels on the road to stardom. Mickey Rourke broods Brando-style is the leather-clad loner who returns to the city to find his kid brother (Matt Dillon) wrapped up in the gang lifestyle. Dennis Hopper plays their deadbeat father, while Diane Lane, Larry Fishburne and Nicolas Cage are also caught up in the urban strife. »

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