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At one stage, it looked as if the story of the Spider-Man movies was going to take a different turn. Post-Spider-Man 3, director Sam Raimi was all set to make a fourth Spider-Man adventure, before Sony pulled the plug on his Spider-Man 4. John Malkovich had been all but cast as The Vulture in the movie, but the studio went down the cheaper reboot option, bringing Andrew Garfield into the title role (instead of Tobey Maguire), and Marc Webb into direct.
The Amazing Spider-Man movies were born.
Now, in a new interview, Raimi has been chatting about the rebooted movies, and what he thinks about Spider-Man going back to the world of Marvel.
Chatting to MTV, he said that "I saw [both Amazing Spider-Man movies], they're great. And I’m really glad that Marvel’s taking it to high school. »
Eminem faces off against a mysterious figure in the new music video "Phenomenal," played by none other than John Malkovich. The song is one of four tracks the rapper and 8 Mile actor wrote for the soundtrack of the new boxing movie Southpaw, which is set for release on July 24. In the Bourne Identity-like clip, released recently on Apple Music and posted on the rapper's website, Eminem plays a man on the run. He shows off some impressive martial arts moves and other stunts in an identified city in Asia and encounters Malkovich, who is sitting in a rickshaw and eating lo mein from a take-out box, with chopsticks. Because...he's John Malkovich. (Watch the video above: Warning: Contains »
Murnau died in 1931 in a car crash with his body buried in his family plot in a cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Today, it seems grave robbers opened his metal coffin to access his body, but left the nearby graves of his two brothers undisturbed. Wax residue at the scene has been suggested to be a possible occult connection.
"Nosferatu," released in 1922, was silent vampire movie and unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula". It remains one of the most famous early cinematic works ever made and was the subject of its own film in 2000's "Shadow of the Vampire" which starred John Malkovich as Murnau.
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- Garth Franklin
Among the many small pleasures of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival are the trailers featuring recent recipients of the main award, the Crystal Globe For Artistic Contribution to World Cinema — this may be the only award that is easier to say in Czech— including Helen Mirren, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Miloš Forman, John Malkovich, Andy Garcia, Jiří Menzel and Czech actress Věra Chytilová. The trailers gently spoof the prizewinner interacting with the physical award itself, a solid glass globe held aloft by a golden female figure. The best of them has the now elderly Chytilová trying to put a smashed globe back together with scotch tape, then eyeing her little coffee-table Frankenstein while blowing her nose loudly. I’m not sure I get the specific joke, but it’s funny anyway. This year’s trailer features last year’s winner, Mel Gibson, and plays on the actor’s reputation for, »
- Tom Christie
It’s been a surprisingly interesting month of moving and shaking in terms of doc development. Just a month after making his first public funding pitch at Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum, legendary doc filmmaker Frederick Wiseman took to Kickstarter to help cover the remaining expenses for his 40th feature film In Jackson Heights (see the film’s first trailer below). Unrelentingly rigorous in his determination to capture the American institutional landscape on film, his latest continues down this thematic rabbit hole, taking on the immensely diverse New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights as his latest subject. According to the Kickstarter page, Wiseman is currently editing the 120 hours of rushes he shot with hopes of having the film ready for a fall festival premiere (my guess would be Tiff, where both National Gallery and At Berkeley made their North American debut), though he’s currently quite a ways away from his $75,000 goal. »
- Jordan M. Smith
This new film will be based around a CIA agent's quest to escort a compromised asset to a waiting plane through the dangerous streets of Indonesia.
22 Miles is the latest in a string of collaborations between Wahlberg and filmmaker Berg.
The duo are currently working on Deepwater Horizon, a dramatisation of the infamous 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill.
There is no release date yet set for 22 Miles. »
Following its one month exclusivity stint on Xbox platforms, Activision has today confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy Dlc is now available to download on PC and PlayStation systems.
Mixing the old with the new, the latest add-on for Sledgehammer’s futuristic shooter will comprise four all-new multiplayer maps and a novel Zombies arena called Carrier – more on that later. Retaining Call of Duty‘s globetrotting scale, Supremacy will see Fps fans duke it out across the likes of London, Moscow’s Red Square and a top-secret Atlas facility. Rounding out the quartet is an overhauled version of the Skyrise map from Modern Warfare 2.
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In terms of Zombies Mode, not only will Supremacy bundle in a hoard of new weaponry, it’ll also star one of cinema’s most endearing mascots in Bruce Campbell – best known for his heroics in The Evil Dead »
- Michael Briers
The life of a Hollywood screenwriter might sound like a glamorous one, but it's not all premieres and champagne.
As one of the smaller cogs in an often complex machine, the writer can often find his or her work changed almost beyond recognition by other hands. Such is the case with the following movies, which were all changed quite drastically in one way or another between their original draft and their final cut.
Some scripts were pressed into service as sequels. Some began in one genre and wound up in another. Rather than put together an exhaustive list, we've chosen a few examples of the script changes that intrigued or bemused us most.
Nic Cage with lank hair and a thick southern drawl. An »
Birdman star to receive Excellence Award.
Us actor, director and producer Edward Norton is to attend the 68th Locarno Film Festival (Aug 5-15), where he will be awarded the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon.
Norton will also participate in an on-stage conversation with festival attendees at Locarno’s Spazio Cinema (Forum). The tribute will include the screening of a selection of films from his career.
Carlo Chatrian, the festival’s artistic director, said of Norton: “He is someone who has shown immense talent in giving shape to characters as fascinating and complex as the times in which we live.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The Exo Zombies story continues in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy Dlc. Titled Carrier, the latest Exo Zombies chapter sees Bruce Campbell join Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, and Jon Bernthal in the living dead action.
Included in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy Dlc, Exo Zombies Carrier is now available for Xbox Live:
"Our heroes are left desperate for answers after Sentinel pilot Captain Lennox executes one of their own. Before they can unravel the truth however, they must band together with their captor to survive the horrors aboard an Atlas research vessel.
Bruce Campbell joins the fight as Captain Lennox in Exo Zombies Carrier, which stars Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, and Jon Bernthal. Get Exo Zombies Carrier with the Supremacy Dlc pack on June 2nd for Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.
- Derek Anderson
Guymon Casady ("Game of Thrones") and Ben Forkner ("The Killing Room") will executive produce and are aiming to get a major filmmaker and actor onboard the project before they shop it around premium cable networks or streaming services.
The plan with the series is to expand and explore the "depth, sophistication and complexity" of the Tom Ripley character. Both the first book "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and the third book "Ripley's Game" have seen two big screen adaptations a piece, whilst the second novel "Ripley Under Ground" was adapted once. Matt Damon, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Barry Pepper and Alain Delon have all previously played the character.
The final two books, "The Boy Who Followed Ripley" and "Ripley Under Water, »
- Garth Franklin
John Malkovich is claiming that the French newspaper Le Monde defamed him by connecting him to an international tax-evasion scheme known as "SwissLeaks." The actor has filed a defamation action in Paris, and has also gone to a New York federal court to find out what CBS' 60 Minutes knows about how the newspaper's investigation was conducted. According to court papers filed by Malkovich last week, 60 Minutes worked with Le Monde on the "SwissLeaks" story and took on the task of verifying information related to Americans, including Malkovich. Last February, led by producers Ira Rosen and Habiba
- Eriq Gardner
Barely a month has passed since the shooter’s previous Dlc, Ascendance, blasted onto PlayStation platforms and PC, but Activision has already confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy expansion will debut on Xbox Live come June 2.
In keeping with franchise tradition, the add-on will comprise four all-new multiplayer map packs in the form of Parliament, Kremlin, Compound and a revamped version of Skyrise from Modern Warfare 2. You can check out detailed descriptions of each arena via Activision’s breakdown below, which all aim to take the action of Advanced Warfare global.
Multiplayer maps aren’t the only focus of Supremacy, however, with a new Exo-Zombies mode – titled Carrier – bundled in for good measure. Joining the A-list voice cast for the survival mode is fan favorite Bruce Campbell, who will fend off waves of the undead alongside John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Fury star Jon Bernthal. »
- Michael Briers
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
TV Worth Watching
"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)
FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.
"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »
- Gina Carbone
The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter) alongside Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (Furious Seven and the forthcoming The Hateful Eight), Academy Award nominee John Malkovich (Red, Burn After Reading), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Nine).
Deepwater Horizon is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.
- Michelle McCue
Warcraft: Our first look at Orgim in the big-screen adaptation of videogame Warcraft reveals an intricately-created charater. The orc is played by Robert Kazinsky, and the look of the character, designed by Industrial Light and Magic, is a mixture of the actor and concept art by Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the game World of Warcraft. Directed by Duncan Jones, the movie is heading to theaters on June 10, 2016. [Wired] Deepwater Horizon: Mark Wahlberg stars in Deepwater Horizon as a member of an oil rig crew that suffered a catastrophe, leading to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The first official photo shows Wahlberg looking the part; Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez, and Kate Hudson also star...
- Peter Martin
Lionsgate has officially announced that production is underway on Deepwater Horzion, with the film now shooting in New Orleans, and with the news has come the first image featuring Mark Wahlberg…
Walhberg plays Mike Williams, a real-life hero who was involved in one of the biggest oil rig disasters of recent times in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Peter Berg re-teams with Walhberg after 2013’s hit Lone Survivor on the film, which is based on the 2010 New York Times article by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul titled Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours.
Kurt Russell (Furious 7), John Malkovich (Con Air), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Kate Hudson (Wish I Was Here) co-star in the film, which is set for release in September 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Beginning with “Late Night” on NBC in 1982 and continuing with the “Late Show With David Letterman” on CBS in 1993, the gap-toothed, be-spectacled, Indiana-born “Dave” became America’s most exceptional everyman — finding unconventional ways to point out the silliness of daily life. Here’s how his hosting style forever changed late-night TV.
10. The Top Ten List
The segment mocked the media convention (ahem) of ranking everything from the eligibility of bachelors to the popularity of songs, while shunning anything in eleventh place and beyond. It debuted in 1985 with “Things That Almost Rhyme with Peas.” Over the years, guest presenters added another layer of humor: see actor John Malkovich reading “Top Ten Things That Sound Creepy When Said by John Malkovich,” or our current president and then-senator intoning the farcical “Top Ten Barack Obama Campaign Promises” in 2008. Total Top Tens by the time the show wraps: 4,605.
9. Recurring segments fueled by absurdity
- Kate Hahn
It’s always entertaining to chart the career of Mark Wahlberg. He’s one of the few actors out there today who can easily shift between brassy blockbuster fare and buzzy prestige pics. Last year, he toplined Transformers: Age of Extinction (the year’s highest-grossing movie, and one of its worst-reviewed) and followed it up by courting Oscar in a remake of The Gambler. 2015 should prove no different – he’ll star in Ted 2 this summer then make an awards bid in this fall’s Deepwater Horizon.
Today brings the first image from that latter title, which dramatizes the immediate aftermath of the 2010 Bp oil spill and centers on the Deepwater Horizon’s crew members, who risked life and limb to help one another escape the exploding rig. Wahlberg is playing Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician and one of the last crew members to abandon ship; the »
- Isaac Feldberg
Lionsgate sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Deepwater Horizon, which reteams Mark Wahlberg with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, though the film was originally intended to be directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) who dropped out over "creative differences". Berg, I guess, seems a natural replacement considering the script was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned Berg's 200 feature The Kingdom. The film is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. Along with Wahlberg, the film co-stars Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson Production is taking place in New Orleans, »
- Brad Brevet
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