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10 Crazy Full-Motion Video Game Performances By Well-Respected Actors

23 March 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Tim Curry has stolen my heart and he’s taking it into Communist space.

Full-Motion Video games were a mid- to late-1990s fad that were either semi-playable movies (where you shot at bad guys running on screen) or incorporated live-action cutscenes into otherwise animated games. Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but on your grandma’s PC. They’re usually all as silly as you’d imagine, either aimed at a younger audience delighted to watch some over-the-top fantasy or an older audience wowed by the possibilities of technology. It seems like the perfect home for character actors and infomercial escapees to camp it up with little career risk and some quick cash, right?

The weird thing is how many A-list actors — or at least people you’d never expect — appeared in these games. What’s even weirder is how crazy most of their roles were. Nobody’s a heartfelt dramatic lead, they »

- Jacob Oller

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Invade and conquer: film's grisly return to body horror

23 March 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Get Out, Life and Alien: Covenant are gruesome reminders that being taken over by someone (or something) else is as terrifying as ever. Spoilers ahead

We tend to think back fondly on the recently departed, but movie-goers will chiefly remember the late John Hurt racked with pain, clutching his ribcage as a hostile extraterrestrial bursts out of him like a visceral jack-in-the-box. His spectacularly violent death in sci-fi/horror landmark Alien still stands as the film’s crowning achievement over 35 years after the fact, a sublime fusion of the gory and the unsettling. Viewers could hardly blame director Ridley Scott for drawing from that same well for his upcoming sequel Alien: Covenant, the trailer for which teases a tweak on the concept with a back-bursting parasite. Casts come and go, but the terror of playing host to a creature exploding out of your torso is eternal.

Related: Alien: Covenant trailer: »

- Charles Bramesco

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John Hurt-Richard Burton Movie ‘1984’ to Screen in Theaters on April 4

21 March 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than 180 art houses in North America and Europe have scheduled April 4 showings of “1984,” the dystopian drama starring John Hurt and Richard Burton.

“1984” director Michael Radford has agreed to film an introduction and post-screening discussion for the theatrical re-release of “1984,” to play before and after screenings in all participating theaters. The re-release event was first announced in February and the number of theaters participating in the National Event Day screenings has more than doubled since then.

The interview will be produced by Santa Fe-based Atalaya Productions and Austin-based Violet Crown Films. Plans are for Radford to recall stories about the making of the movie while discussing the ways in which George Orwell’s novel — first published in 1949 — has retained its currency.

Hurt portrayed Winston Smith in “1984,” the final film in Burton’s career. Burton died a few months prior to the release and the film is dedicated to him.

The »

- Dave McNary

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‘Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Xenomorph’ Review

21 March 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With the upcoming release of Alien: Covenant, we get a glimpse of the origins of the Xenomorph. To fans though, it will always begin with Alien. The moment the creature rips itself from the chest of John Hurt is one of the most iconic moments in movie history. This is why my review of the Alien and Predator Figurine Collection starts with the original Xenomorph.

Looking at the impressive little statue, which is 1:16 scale (around 14cm tall) there is plenty of detail in the design of the figurine, and there has to be. H.R. Giger’s alien creation was a work of art, that not only created the monster itself but also the ship it originated from in the Alien movie (in egg form of course).

A nice touch with the Alien design is to have a few little props from Alien included on the Xenomorphs little stand. You »

- Paul Metcalf

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Brian Cox’s Churchill film gets a sumptuous trailer and a June release date

21 March 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

As with Deep Impact and Armageddon, White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen there are to be two films released in 2017 focusing on Winston Churchill. Joe Wright is following up his gaze into the Black Mirror with Darkest Hour, which looks at the fight against Hitler in the early days of World War II. An almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman is our Churchill in Wright’s film, alongside Lily James, Rogue One’s Ben Mendelsohn and the late John Hurt in his last filmed role.

Lionsgate have Brian Cox as their Prime Minister in the new film from The Railway Man director Jonathan Teplitzky. Unambiguously titled Churchill, the film sees Cox lead a cast which includes Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadham and James Purefoy.

In contrast to Darkest Hour this take on Churchill’s life finds its feet on the days approaching the D-Day landings. »

- Jon Lyus

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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Can’t (And Won’t) Stay Out of Trouble in Season 10

13 March 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Doctor Who” is set to premiere in just a month’s time, which means new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) had better get ready for Cybermen, a trip to Mars, and the return of Missy, Aka The Master (the delightfully manic Michelle Gomez). Those are only some of the adventures teased in the trailer below, which also spotlights Matt Lucas as the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) assistant Nardole.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Review: River Song Isn’t Forgotten in Heartwarming Retro Superhero Adventure (Spoilers)

Doctor Who” will precede the premiere of “Class,” the “Who” spin-off drama set at Coal Hill Academy. According to the official description, the school “has been part of the ‘Doctor Who’ universe since its very start…but this has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to wear thin. When the school comes »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Can’t (And Won’t) Stay Out of Trouble in Season 10

13 March 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Doctor Who” is set to premiere in just a month’s time, which means new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) had better get ready for Cybermen, a trip to Mars, and the return of Missy, Aka The Master (the delightfully manic Michelle Gomez). Those are only some of the adventures teased in the trailer below, which also spotlights Matt Lucas as the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) assistant Nardole.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Review: River Song Isn’t Forgotten in Heartwarming Retro Superhero Adventure (Spoilers)

Doctor Who” will precede the premiere of “Class,” the “Who” spin-off drama set at Coal Hill Academy. According to the official description, the school “has been part of the ‘Doctor Who’ universe since its very start…but this has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to wear thin. When the school comes »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote begins production (yes, really)

12 March 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

17 years after the plug was pulled on his first attempt, Terry Gilliam has now commenced production on his passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, IndieWire is reporting.

As announced last year (when the project was delayed once again), Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver is set to take on the lead role originally portrayed by Johnny Depp in the abandoned 2000 version. However, it seems that Gilliam regular Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) will now take on the role of Quixote, replacing Michael Palin (who himself replaced John Hurt, Robert Duvall and Jean Rochefort).

Joining Driver and Pryce in the cast are Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joana Ribeiro (A Uma Hora Incerta), Eva Basteiro-Bertoli (Black Bread) and Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).

Here’s the official synopsis for the project, »

- Gary Collinson

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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is Actually Filming, Right Now

10 March 2017 6:54 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Little details and whispers have come our way over the past few weeks, but like anything regarding Terry Gilliam‘s forever troubled “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” it seemed too good to be true – and even talking about it would curse the project. But Indiewire reveals that, believe it or not, the project is filming. Right now. Really.

Production company Entre Chien & Loup reveals that Jonathan Pryce has replaced the late John Hurt in the movie, with the cast rounded out by Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro, and Stellan Skarsgard.

Continue reading Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is Actually Filming, Right Now at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

9 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Biopics, comedies, period pieces and intimate dramas: films that yield Best Supporting Actor nods come in all shapes and sizes. Recent years have shown that they come at all times of the calendar year, too.

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions

This year, Sundance yielded a good crop of contenders. Ray Romano impressed among the crowd-pleasing charms of “The Big Sick.” The biggest challenges facing nominations for anyone from “Mudbound” and “Call Me By Your Name” might very well be their fellow cast members. Time (and wider audience reactions) will tell how Netflix and Sony Pictures Classics position the candidates from their respective ensembles.

For a beloved actor in his farewell outing in a role he made iconic, don’t count out Patrick Stewart’s grizzled work in “Logan.” And Kevin Kline could sneak in for his touching singing role as Belle’s father in “Beauty and the Beast.”

Mark your calendar »

- Anne Thompson

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Terry Gilliam Has Begun Shooting ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,’ For Real This Time

9 March 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Terry Gilliam has finally begun filming on his very, very long-gestating passion project, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.”

A source close to the production confirmed to IndieWire that shooting began this week. There’s also the first photos from the set in the form of two Instagram posts, one from actress Rossy de Palma (who was to be part of the movie’s original production in 2000) and one from makeup artist Sylvie Imbert.

De Palma’s post, dated Feb. 27, is a photo of the cover of the film’s screenplay captioned, “FinallyHereWeAre.” Imbert’s post, dated March 6, shows her poring over a production grid for the film and is captioned, “Final touches last night.”

The original 2000 production was infamously delayed and waylaid by a variety of disasters, which were captured in the 2002 documentary “Man of La Mancha.” In October 2016, Gilliam was supposed to go into production with leads Adam Driver and Michael Palin, »

- Andrew Lapin

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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

7 March 2017 4:30 PM, PST | 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 Jackie (biographical drama about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard; rated R) Moana (animated; voices: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House; rated PG) Incarnate (supernatural horror; Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten; available in PG-13 and unrated) Man Down (action-drama; Kate Mara, Shia Labeouf; rated R) Brimstone (Western thriller; Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington; premieres 3/10 on cable Mod and in...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Pablo Larraín and Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Sets the High Bar for Historical Biopics — IndieWire On Demand

7 March 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s Note: Click here for more information about the indie films available from Movies on Demand.

Take everything you know about the biopic genre and throw it away, because “Jackie” is like no historical drama you’ve ever seen. Pablo Larraín’s searing dissection of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following her husband’s assassination is a psychological meditation on grief and legacy, anchored by Natalie Portman in one of the best performances of her career. If you somehow missed the film during its release this awards season, “Jackie” is now available on VOD and demands your attention.

Framed around Jackie’s interview with Life magazine reporter Theodore H. White, the film is a dive into her subconscious as she comes to terms with her husband’s death and rises to the challenge of preserving his legacy in American history. Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Max Casella co-star. »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.3′ Review

7 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Alex Paknadel | Art by Simon Fraser | Published by Titan Comics

Colour me surprised to pick up this issue and find writer Rob Williams name missing, replaced by that of Alex Paknadel, a name I am mainly familiar with from the Arcadia title published by Boom! A quick check, and it seems Alex will be writing a four issue arc, joined by artists Simon Fraser. Although this issue is the beginning of a new arc, ‘The Tragical History Tour’ builds on the story begun in Rob Williams previous arc.

The Doctor and companion Alice had been attacked by renegade Silent The Scream, so powerful his own people forget he exists, even though their ability is to make everyone else forget they exist. With the help of the universe’s greatest pop star Jones, The Scream was defeated, but The Doctor was left babysitting The Sapling, essentially a destructive organic »

- Dean Fuller

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Jackie,’ ’45 Years,’ ‘One More Time With Feeling,’ and More

7 March 2017 7:20 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

45 Years (Andrew Haigh)

Andrew Haigh’s third feature as a director, 45 Years, is an excellent companion piece to its 2011 predecessor, Weekend. The latter examined the inception of a potential relationship between two men over the course of a weekend, whereas its successor considers the opposite extreme. Again sticking to a tight timeframe, the film chronicles the six days leading up to a couple’s 45th wedding anniversary. Though highly accomplished, Weekend nevertheless suffered from a tendency towards commenting »

- The Film Stage

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Rupert Grint Talks Frequently Getting Mistaken for Ed Sheeran, Reveals He Once Caught Fire and Didn’t Notice

7 March 2017 3:52 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

To be fair, Ron Weasley did live in a “Castle on the Hill.” It’s safe to say that Rupert Grint has a memorable face. After playing the lovable Ron Weasley in all eight of the Harry Potter films, the 28-year-old British actor regularly gets recognized on the street.

However, when he does get stopped by a fan, it’s not always a fan of his! In fact, he regularly gets mistaken for singer Ed Sheeran.

Watch: Exclusive: Ed Sheeran Talks New Inspiration for 'Divide': 'All My Other Albums Have Been About Heartbreak'

“It’s kinda 50/50 now,” Grint admitted to James Corden during Monday’s episode of The Late Late Show. “It’s like if someone stops me, it could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me.”

And it’s not just people outside the music industry who flub Grint’s identity. He also had a funny encounter with singer Leo Sayer.

Leo Sayer »

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Swen enters UK distribution with Venice title 'The Journey'

3 March 2017 3:41 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with Im Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.

The Swen Group has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Venice and Toronto drama The Journey from Im Global.

The acquisition will mark the first UK release for the growing distributor, which recently expanded into Us distribution.

The company, known for its acquisitions in Latin America, is understood to be finalising deals for The Journey in other major European territories and is eyeing further acquisitions for the UK and Us.

Swen will partner with Shear Entertainment on the UK theatrical release, which is earmarked for June 30.

The deal was brokered by Michael Rothstein on behalf of Im Global and Swen Group founder Murray Lipnik.

The Journey, starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney, charts a fictional meeting between adversarial Northern Ireland politicians Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness.

The film was »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Alien: Covenant Producer Outlines How The Sequel Will Combine The Best Of Prometheus With The Best Of Alien

1 March 2017 10:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Xenomorphs, Facehuggers, Chestbursters – three nightmarish pillars of Ridley Scott’s Alien universe that will all be present in Alien: Covenant, which is set to extract the very best elements of Prometheus and dial the scare factor up to 11.

Set a full decade after the events of 2012’s divisive prequel, Scott’s star-studded follow-up is designed as the second chapter in a bona fide trilogy, one that will eventually dovetail his Prometheus saga with the 1979 horror classic that started it all. On the topic of Alien, producer Mark Huffam revealed in a recent interview with Collider that all involved have made a conscious effort to drag the iconic film series back to its roots, where a crew of hapless blue-collar workers encounters the perfect organism known to you, I and Weyland Industries as the Xenomorph.

Per Collider:

“I think the title is very much saying, yes, you are going to go »

- Michael Briers

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Check Out This Egg-Squisite New Poster For Alien: Covenant

28 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

20th Century Fox has released a new poster for Alien: Covenant today, further hyping us up for the hotly anticipated new trailer, due to debut in front of Logan. Make sure you don’t look too closely at it though and expose your squishy, vulnerable face. In fact, as the poster commands, you’d better “Hide.”

Hidden in a gloomy green twilight, the poster gives us a look at a subtly redesigned xenomorph egg. The egg from 1979’s Alien is an absolutely iconic science-fiction image, introduced during the creepiest sequence of a very creepy film. I’ve seen Alien more times than I can count, but I still whisper “don’t do it dude” as John Hurt’s (Rip) soon to be impregnated space trucker peers down at the H.R. Giger’s squishy, gross alien egg.

This new poster is yet another reminder Covenant won’t be some cheap franchise cash-in. »

- David James

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First Run… Then Hide In New Alien Covenant Poster

28 February 2017 7:37 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

20th Century Fox has released another great poster for Alien: Covenant in advance of a brand new trailer debuting tomorrow, March 1st.

This latest one-sheet is very reminiscent of the one released for director Ridley Scott’s original 1979 masterpiece.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise.

We fans can’t wait for the upcoming film! So many questions left unanswered from the 2012 film Prometheus. Who were the Engineers, where did Noomi Rapace (Elizabeth Shaw) and Michael Fassbender (David) rocket off to, why were the Xenomorphs originally created?

If you’re in need of more Alien goodness before May, check our Steve Perry’s trilogy of novels that deal with events on Earth and in other locations in space set a number of years after the movies Aliens and Alien 3. Earth Hive is the first novel in the Aliens book trilogy, »

- Michelle McCue

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