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Fans and producers have very different opinions on live-tweeting TV

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not all shows are live-tweeted (tweeting along with a show as it airs live), a big fan passion needs to be involved. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are probably some of the most prominent but it spans network television, cable TV, and streaming projects. When the live-tweeting trend began (and before the mute feature was in use) I wound up unfollowing a lot of folks because I was annoyed at getting spoiled just by glancing at Twitter. If you don't watch live you're just out of luck if you wanted to use Twitter during those times of day. I've said many times Twitter and users might benefit from live-tweet chatrooms (just think of the advertising Twitter could do there) for the more popular shows, but muting has certainly cut down the chatter for those of us who don't want to (or can't) get involved while a show is on. »

- Jill Pantozzi

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New Transformers: The Last Knight Featurette Gives Us A Look At Sir Anthony Hopkins In Character

22 September 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Not a fan of Michael Bay? You might be after watching this latest Transformers: The Last Knight featurette. The Director heard about a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross named Freya - who had been dubbed "Britain's loneliest dog" after spending 6 years in a shelter, and being rejected by 18,000 potential owners - and decided to give her a part in the movie. Freya (who you'll be pleased to hear has since been adopted by one of the crew members) plays Anthony Hopkins' character's pooch in the movie, and both can be seen together in the video below. As you can see, unless Uther Pendragon had access to a very modern wardrobe, Hopkins is playing someone else entirely.  Transformers: The Last Knight also stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci and John Goodman, and is set to hit theaters on June 23, 2017. »

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Alexandre Desplat to score Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

21 September 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been replaced on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Michael Giacchino due to scheduling conflicts, Alexandre Desplat has now lined up his next project, with Luc Besson taking to Twitter to reveal that Desplat will be scoring his upcoming sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Alexandre Desplat had to leave the "Black Star" but has a new home in "the city of a thousand planets".

Welcome aboard #Valerian maestro! pic.twitter.com/tZfKcXB7Gs

Luc Besson (@lucbesson) September 20, 2016

Desplat is an Oscar-winning composer, having won the Academy Award for The Grand Budapest Hotel. His other scores including the likes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Godzilla. He was forced into leaving Rogue One earlier this month, due to the film’s reshoots pushing back the schedule.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian »

- Gary Collinson

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Tiff 2016: Mark Wahlberg Debuts ‘Patriots Day’ Trailer to Toronto Audience at ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Event

13 September 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mark Wahlberg surprised an audience at the Toronto International Film Festival Tuesday by unveiling the trailer for his upcoming film “Patriots Day,” a movie about the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 that hits theaters on December 21. In the movie, Wahlberg plays Boston Police Department Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite character who is on duty during the day of the tragedy. Wahlberg also serves as a producer on the film, which carried a deep personal significance for the Massachusetts native.

Read More: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Trailer Gives You a Crash Course in Oil, Care of Mark Wahlberg’s Daughter

“I thought, if the right people aren’t in control of this thing, it won’t be handled the way it needs to be handled — with sensitivity and compassion — so I said I wanted to be a part of it,” Wahlberg said during the on-stage conversation at Tiff.

The project did face some public »

- Graham Winfrey

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DVD Review: Matinee

12 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Something of a forgotten gem, 1993's Matinee sits between Gremlins and Toy Soldiers in director Joe Dante's oeuvre. John Goodman steals the show as Lawrence Woolsey, a cigar-chomping director specialising in William Castle-esque theatrical gimmicks. Under the cloud of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he arrives in Key West, Florida to promote his latest atomic-themed B-movie. On paper, Woolsey is a cynical manipulator, exploiting people's well-founded fears about nuclear apocalypse to make a quick buck, but Goodman brings Woolsey to life with an endearing sincerity.

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Blu-ray Review – Matinee (1993)

12 September 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Matinee, 1993.

Directed by Joe Dante.

Starring John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub and John Sayles.

Synopsis:

An enterprising film promoter capitalises on the hysteria during the Cuban missile crisis and introduces the idea of live props and special effects to a Florida town during a horror movie showing.

There is a theory that horror movies tend to thrive and become popular with mainstream audiences during times of social upheaval. Joe Dante’s Matinee is a comedy that has this idea at its core and, amongst other things, plays with the notions of horror movie making in a love letter to 1950s/1960s creature features and growing up during a time when everything seemed so much more innocent.

Set against the backdrop of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, Matinee stars John Goodman (Arachnophobia/10 Cloverfield Lane) as Lawrence Woolsey, a movie producer/promoter who »

- Amie Cranswick

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Sully, Starring Tom Hanks, Is A Stirring Story of an American Aviation Hero

9 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A movie directed by Clint Eastwood is like a project your father might have worked on in the tool shed or in the garage over many weekends and nights. It has the virtues of solid construction, good materials, an appreciation for the workmanship inherent in simple nuts and bolts, a lack of fuss and varnish, and overall functionality. Who's to say that Dad, given time, patience and a big enough budget, couldn't produce a flying machine? These things all serve Eastwood admirably when he tackles the theme of stoic heroism, from the underrated Gran Torino to American Sniper, the highest-grossing war movie of all time, »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattot

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The Dude Abides Midnights at The Tivoli – The Big Lebowski

4 September 2016 9:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“That rug really tied the room together!”

The Big Lebowski plays this weekend (September 9th and 10th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. 

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that The Big Lebowski is a mystery, like the Coen brothers’ previous film, Fargo. Where Fargo is a thriller, The Big Lebowski is a parody. Hidden in the jokes, satire, idiosyncratic characters, and musical numbers, the story is about a hippie “bum,” brilliantly portrayed by Jeff Bridges, who is unwittingly sucked into becoming a pawn in kidnapping and embezzling scams. As the narrator aka ‘The Stranger’ (Sam Eliot) succinctly puts it, “Sometimes there’s a man–I won’t say a hee-ro, ’cause what’s a hee-ro?–but sometimes there’s a man. And I’m talking’ about the Dude here–sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time’n place, »

- Tom Stockman

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The Best of the First Two Thirds of 2016

29 August 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As we wrap up August and charge headfirst into September, I wanted to sort of put a bow on everything that’s come before the impending fall festival season. That way, it could focus us clearly on the awards contenders to come, all the while remembering the hopefuls from the parts of 2016 we’ve passed. As such, today I’m putting out my list of the best of the first third of the year so far. Below you’ll see what the first eight months have brought us, including some films seen at festivals as well as early year releases that the precursors will surely forget, sadly. I only have a few titles that I’m embargoed on (one specifically, as you’ll see shortly), so this is an almost exhaustive look at everything that’s hit screens between January 1st and today. Enjoy, and remember, this is simply what »

- Joey Magidson

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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor for Ratchet & Clank

29 August 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Our famous Lomax is back and not on a video game.

In Ratchet & Clank, the heroic duo must stop a nefarious space captain from destroying the universe. He must join a team of galactic heroes in order to stop the invading forces.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: Thank you for speaking with me. The last time I’ve talked with you, I had you and your counterpart together for an interview. It’s interesting to talk to Ratchet and not Clank.

James Arnold Taylor: [Chuckles] It’s strange to have Ratchet and not Clank around me. I’m telling ya. »

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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor David Kaye For Ratchet & Clank

28 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Once again, the universe needs to be saved.

The video game to animated movie, Ratchet & Clank, features our heroic duo Lombax and small robot in an effort to save the universe from an evil alien.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

The animated film is a retelling of how Ratchet and Clank first met and their fight against Chairman Drek.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: It’s always weird to speak with the voice of Clank without the voice of Ratchet. [Laughter]

David Kaye: [Laughter] Yeah. Have you talked with James, yet?

Lrm: No, I haven’t. The last time I’ve talked »

- Gig Patta

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'The Jungle Book' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

23 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Nice Guys (mystery-comedy; Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling; rated R) The Huntsman: Winter’s War (action-adventure; Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt; extended edition; not rated) Ratchet & Clank (animated: voices: Paul Giamatti, John Goodman; rated PG) The Man Who Knew Infinity (drama; Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel; rated PG-13) Dark Horse (documentary; Jan Vokes; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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‘La La Land’ Trailer: Emma Stone Serenades Ryan Gosling in Romantic New Footage

23 August 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Damien Chazelle has demonstrated that he doesn’t like to be tied down to a single filmmaking genre. His last film “Whiplash,” about a sociopathic jazz instructor (J.K. Simmons) and his obsessive pupil (Miles Teller), was a dark drama about the limitations of ambition. His next film “La La Land” also focuses on ambition, but he takes the opposite route: a romantic musical.

Read More: ‘La La Land’ Trailer: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Are A Musical Dream Duo

Set in Los Angeles, “La La Land” follows aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) who dreams of making it big one day while serving coffee to movie stars. Dedicated jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) plays dingy bars to scrape by and have his talent be heard. The two meet and fall head over heels in love, but soon their respective ambitions threaten to tear them apart. Watch the new trailer below »

- Vikram Murthi

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DVD Review – Ratchet & Clank (2016)

23 August 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ratchet & Clank, 2016.

Directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland.

Featuring the voice talents of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone.

 

Synopsis:

Ratchet dreams of being a hero, helping save the galaxy as part of the Galactic Rangers. He gets his chance when Chairman Drek, a maniacal alien, threatens to destroy the universe. Ratchet teams up with a pint-sized robot with brains of steel and sets off on an adventure to kick some serious asteroid.

No-one can escape nostalgia’s deathly grasp. It’s the strangling urge that makes us buy Pokémon cards, even though we know we’ll never use them. It’s the unconscious desire that makes us ask for a Stretch Armstrong for Christmas, even though we’re 22. It’s the very reason I was excited for a feature length Ratchet & Clank adventure. Born out of the PS2 era, »

- Jake Wilson

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Jason Mitchell to Receive San Diego Film Festival Honor

22 August 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Diego International Film Festival has selected “Straight Outta Compton” actor Jason Mitchell as the recipient of its Rising Star Award, Variety has learned exclusively.

The award will be presented Sept. 29 at the festival’s Night of the Stars Tribute at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. The festival will run Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

Mitchell portrayed Eazy-e in Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” and won the African American Film Critics Association Award for supporting actor. The movie’s cast was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble.

Mitchell was working at a New Orleans restaurant when he auditioned by Skype for director F. Gary Gray. He appeared in “Keanu,” which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Mitchell just wrapped a lead role in “Mudbound” opposite Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund with Dee Rees directing. He can next be seen as co-lead in “Skull Island »

- Dave McNary

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Jesus Returns in First Big Lebowski Spin-Off Set Photo

22 August 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, a report surfaced that actor/director John Turturro's new film Going Places is actually a Big Lebowski spinoff, with the actor returning as Jesus Quintana. The film was already said to have started shooting in New York City, which is essentially a remake of 1974 French film Les Valseuses centering on his Jesus character, with Bobby Cannavale, Susan Sarandon and Audrey Tautou also set to star. Today we have the first photo from the set with John Turturro as Jesus, thanks to one of the actor/director's co-stars.

Susan Sarandon shared this photo on Instagram, with the brief caption, "The Man. John Tuturro on location. Love you." The actress also tagged the location as "The Sands at Lido Beach" in Lido Beach, New York, which is situated between Queens and Long Island. John Turturro is also directing this spinoff from his own script, which follows two thieves, John Turturro »

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Great Job, Internet!: Wrestle with the devil on Barton Fink’s 25th anniversary

22 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Twenty-five years later, and the Coen brothers’ Barton Fink meaning is still being debated. Is the Hotel Earle actually hell? Is this just a case of two filmmakers writing about their experiences in Hollywood? Does the threat of Red Scare loom over its every scene? Viewers may never know for certain, but it is fun to theorize and discuss the film at length; it’s a deep enough film that is open to multiple interpretations that rewards with every rewatch.

The Coen brothers’ tale of a playwright in 1941 going west to write a wrestling picture for Capitol Pictures has long stayed in the minds of the audiences that saw it. Though it’s not typically one of the go-to films people mention when discussing the Coens’ filmography, it does contain great dialogue; exceptional performances from John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, and Judy Davis; and a fine blend of ...

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- Rob Dean

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John Turturro in Production on ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Going Places’

18 August 2016 12:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Turturro has started shooting the dramatic comedy “Going Places” in what’s believed to be a spin-off of the Coen brothers’ “The Big Lebowski.” The project is currently filming in New York.

Turturro is directing, starring and wrote the screenplay, inspired by the 1974 French film “Going Places” (Les Valseuses), which starred Miou-Miou, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere, directed by and based on the novel by Bertrand Blier.

As with the French film, (the French title is slang for “the testicles”) Turturro’s version follows a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude backfires time and again. In the French film, Depardieu and Dewaere played young men who travel around France, committing petty crimes and running from the law. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape.

The web site Birthmoviesdeath. »

- Dave McNary

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Big Lebowski Jesus Spin-off Secretly Shooting in New York?

17 August 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Coen Brothers are not known for making sequels to their movies, and have made it quite clear that the prospect doesn't interest them very much. But that doesn't mean we won't ever see some of their beloved characters return. In fact, we may finally be seeing some characters from The Big Lebowski make their way back to the big screen in the near future. How, you may ask? Well, It looks like a new spinoff movie involving John Turturro's character Jesus Quintana is currently being filmed in New York.

A new report from Birth.Movies.Death claims that the movie Going Places, which he is currently filming and is said to be a remake of a 70s French movie, is actually a Big Lebowski spinoff. The script was reportedly written by Turturro himself, and he has assembled a cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou and Susan Sarandon. »

- MovieWeb

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Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

17 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92.

Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time.

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93 and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1993-97. He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I »

- Carmel Dagan

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