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My guilty pleasure: Alien vs Predator

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

Paul Ws Anderson's franchise mash-up doesn't make a lot of sense, but it is a bug-eyed, all-action depiction of warring alien natures, green in tooth and claw, with a great cast. And it finds romance in the unlikeliest places

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There's a touching scene near the end of Alien vs Predator when an eight-foot, fang-faced predator, using the acidic blood from the severed finger of an alien face-hugger, tenderly scorches a mark of courage and respect onto the cheek of the last human survivor. She grimaces as her skin burns, and then their eyes meet across the great expanse of space and time that separates both cultures, and then they kiss or they would have if the queen alien hadn't eviscerated the woman's new friend with the pointy end of her tail. And there ends the almost-birth of a new movie genre, the inter-species romcom. »

- Dave Turner

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Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession Blu-ray Specs Revealed

10 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Mondo Vision is poised to bring the haunting Possession, starring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani and directed by Andrzej Zulawski, to Blu-ray in North America for the first time. The '81 film is going to see both a special edition and limited edition release, the latter of which features sundry bonus features that die-hard fans will go nuts for. Here are the specs for this limited edition (neither release has a street date yet, by the way).

The post Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession Blu-ray Specs Revealed appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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David Tennant, Game of Thrones and more: Who was snubbed by BAFTA?

7 April 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There's nothing like an awards 'do to get TV watchers all riled up - where was my favourite show? Why isn't actor X nominated? And where the heck was Insert-Name-Here?!

The Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards are no different, so following the unveiling of this year's nominations, here's just a few unloved shows and stars that were snubbed.

This year's Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards ceremony will be held in London on Sunday, May 18.

The It Crowd, Southcliffe lead BAFTA Television Awards nominations

Gillian Anderson

The Fall - up for best Mini-Series. Jamie Dornan - up for best Leading Actor. But no love for Gillian Anderson, who was so brilliantly frosty as heroine Stella Gibson?

Dornan's towering, terrifying performance as killer Paul Spector blew us away, but Anderson - a veteran of Us television who's won an Emmy and a Golden Globe - was equally impressive with a much less showy part. »

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Gilshenan goes to the dark side

2 April 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Viewers who enjoyed Darren Gilshenan.s performance as the hopeless romantic and buffoonish Uncle Terry in ABC-tv.s The Moodys can look forward to watching the actor playing an array of characters, mostly villains.

Gilshenan gets to show the dark side of his acting repertoire in Foxtel.s miniseries Devil.s Playground, the ABC series Old School, the Seven Network.s The Killing Field and ABC2 comedy Maximum Choppage.

.I find it easy to slip into the skin of characters,. Gilshenan told If from the set of Matchbox Pictures. Maximum Choppage, in which he plays a former game show host who is the corrupt mayor of Cabramatta, whom he likens to a cross between Sir Les Patterson and Baby John Burgess. .Some villains are like a child who didn.t get any toys..

Gilshenan has worked steadily in theatre, TV and film since he graduated from Nida in 1988 but he »

- Don Groves

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Review: Hulu’s ‘Deadbeat,’ Netflix’s ‘Short Poppies’

31 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Similar in tone to the late lamented “Pushing Daisies,” “Deadbeat” promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he’s seemingly played in a half-dozen shows — including the cult favorite “Reaper” — to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original series is also disarmingly funny, conjuring quirky moments as it channels the comedic side of “Ghost.” In this week’s digital showdown, it also happens to tower above “Short Poppies,” a Netflix acquisition from New Zealand that essentially serves as a showcase for “Flight of the Conchords’ ” Rhys Darby, but feels like another mockumentary rehash from the Chris Lilley school of role-playing shtick.

Labine’s Kevin can see and communicate with the dead, specializing in “finishing unfinished business” — that is, allowing the uneasily departed to conclude some unresolved matter so they can move on into the light.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t quite determined how to cash in on this power, instead sitting »

- Brian Lowry

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Caesar the Ape to Direct ‘The Jungle Book’

24 March 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The above image is what might happen if an actor forgets his lines on the set of The Jungle Book. According to THR, Andy Serkis is making the jump from playing apes of all sizes and second unit directing for The Hobbit to making his first feature. Just to be clear, this is the Warners Bros. live-action version and not the Disney live-action version being directed by Jon Favreau. If a third studio decides they want to have a say in Rudyard Kipling’s classic, it’ll get confusing. Warners has a steady history of taking interesting risks, and this is a perfect example of something that’s yawn-worthy being transformed by a left-field hire. The sound you just heard is attention being piqued. Or created altogether. Before Serkis, the prospect of another version of the little boy lost story was more what-happened-to-creativity nonsense, but that doesn’t mean that the project gets a stamp of approval »

- Scott Beggs

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Confirmed! Idris Elba Cast in 'Jurassic World' (Omar Sy Also Stars)

21 March 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Idris Elba has been confirmed by THR to join Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Omar Sy in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled Jurassic World, set for a release date of June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. We just posted Omar Sy's twitter announcement earlier this morning Here.  To begin shooting in the next few days, Colin Trevorrow will direct the script of latest in the Franchise, which he co-wrote with Derek Connelly. World will no longer see Jeff GoldblumSam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie »

- Vanessa Martinez

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Jurassic World Adds X-Men’s Omar Sy

21 March 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While we are all a little sad that the Jurassic World cast does not include the likes of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, or Laura Dern this time around, I think we can at least agree that the new additions to the Jurassic Park franchise are pretty impressive. With Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard in leading roles, and Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong in secondary parts, at the very least the cast will be enjoyable to watch. Today, we can add one more name to the ever-growing roster of fine actors preparing to be chased by dinosaurs: Omar Sy.

Sy announced his casting early this morning via Twitter, garnering a happy response (in French) from director Colin Trevorrow. While it’s not yet known what the actor’s part will entail, we can hope that he’ll be more than just a bit player. He garnered some major attention »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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A Long Way Down review: you kill me

21 March 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A suicide-club meet-cute? It shouldn’t work, but it does, as wonderfully sardonic British humor and as a reminder that you’re not alone in being messed up in this insane world. I’m “biast” (pro): I’ve liked other flicks based on Nick Hornby’s novels

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

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

It shouldn’t work: this is, after all, a platonic meet-cute among four people who’d planned to throw themselves off the London rooftop where they all run into one another on a particularly despairing New Year’s Eve for each of them. But it works: as wonderfully sardonic British humor (for us), as something to cling to in the face of misery (for them), as a reminder that it’s okay to be fucked up in this insane world »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Omar Sy Proud to Join 4th Installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur Park Saga 'Jurassic World'

21 March 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Omar Sy (The Intouchables) just posted the tweet above at midnight. Sy will join  Chris PrattIrrfan KhanBryce Dallas HowardVincent D'OnofrioJake Johnson and Idris Elba in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled Jurassic World, set for a release date of June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. In case you haven't been following the latest developments of World, to begin shooting in the next few days, Colin Trevorrow will direct the latest in the Franchise, which will no longer see Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively.  In an »

- Vanessa Martinez

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Jurassic World casts X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Omar Sy

21 March 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Omar Sy is the latest actor to join the cast of Jurassic World.

The French actor tweeted this morning (March 21) that he is "proud" to have signed on for a role in the upcoming fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park series.

Fan of this saga from the beginning, I'm very proud to be part of the cast for Jurassic World #jurassicworld @UniversalPics @colintrevorrow

Omar Sy (@OmarSy) March 21, 2014

Director Colin Trevorrow also tweeted to confirm the casting, saying that he is "very happy to welcome" the actor.

Details of Sy's role have yet to be confirmed, but he will join up with fellow stars Chris Pratt, Idris Elba, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Irrfan Khan in the film.

Sy is best known for his role in the award-winning French comedy Intouchables, and will soon be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Trevorrow recently confirmed that original stars Sam Neill, »

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Colin Trevorrow Reveals an Original Jurassic Park Actor Returning for Jurassic World

19 March 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Most of what we know so far about Jurassic World is that the film is supposed to be a 'soft' reboot of sorts to the franchise.  It will acknowledge the events/films from before but will move things forward with new people and new storyline.  For the most part, fans assumed that this would mean none of the original cast would return (hoping only for a cameo), but director Colin Trevorrow has revealed that at least one person from the original film will be popping up.  Come inside to see who it is!

If you were hoping to see Sam Neill or Jeff Goldblum pop up in Jurassic World, I have some bad news for you...it's not going to happen.  In a recent interview with IGN, Trevorrow explained why:

I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those »

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Jurassic World to lose Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Sam Neill

19 March 2014 4:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Three of the best known characters from the original Jurassic Park films to be excluded from fourth in series

Jurassic Park IV snaffles Colin Trevorrow to direct

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has revealed that the three key characters from the Steven Spielberg-produced dinosaur-park franchise will not be returning for the fourth instalment of the series.

Speaking to IGN, Trevorrow said that Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum), who featured in Jurassic Park and its follow-up, The Lost World, and Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), who were lead characters in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, have been written out of Jurassic World.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back." Trevorrow said. "They're iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn't about the bad luck »

- Andrew Pulver

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Find Out Who’s Coming Back For Jurassic World!

19 March 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s been lots of speculation as to who will return to the screen in Jurassic World from the original trilogy of Jurassic Park movies, and now the new film’s director has spoken out against the rumours and confirmed that at least one of said characters will return for the fourth movie.

Trevorrow spoke to IGN Movies:

“I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, »

- Paul Heath

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'Jurassic World' Director Says B.D. Wong Is Back, Hints at Chris Pratt's Character

19 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After months of dropping only the smallest of hints, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed some major intel about "Jurassic World," including the return of a familiar face from the original film and details about lead actor Chris Pratt's character.

Speaking with IGN, Trevorrow discussed how he and his fellow filmmakers were determined to "[get] the script right," and were "grateful" when studio Universal allowed them to push back "Jurassic World"'s release date from its original summer 2014 bow in order to perfect the story. As for what that story entails, Trevorrow -- who in the past has been extremely tight-lipped about the plot -- was feeling unusually generous, and told IGN that fans of 1993's "Jurassic Park" would recognize one of "World"'s characters -- just probably not one that they'd previously imagined.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They're iconic. But I »

- Katie Roberts

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A Jurassic Park Character Will Return for Jurassic World

18 March 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Earlier this month, Jeff Goldblum revealed that he wasn't asked to return to Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna or wherever Jurassic World will take place, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a Jurassic Park character returning for the fourth installment. With Goldblum's Ian Malcolm out, does this mean paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is back? Guess again.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back," Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told IGN. "But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. »

- Ryan Gowland

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Colin Trevorrow Reveals which Original Jurassic Park Cast Members will Return for Jurassic World

18 March 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When it was revealed that Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World wouldn’t be a reboot, fans immediately started speculating about which of the characters from the original trilogy might make a return in this fourth outing.

The Safety Not Guaranteed director has now revealed that while we likely won’t see the returns of Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, there is at least one character from the original who will be back.

“I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a »

- Josh Wilding

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Jurassic World: Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern won't return

18 March 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that several of the series' original stars will not return.

Responding to debates among fans about whether certain characters will return for the fourth Jurassic Park film, Trevorrow said that he preferred not to bring back them back for "sentimental reasons".

Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern were among the 1993 film cast members that were tipped to make some kind of appearance in the new project.

Trevorrow told IGN: "I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They're iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons.

"Jurassic Park isn't about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they'd go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. »

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B.D. Wong Will Return as Dr. Henry Wu in 'Jurassic World'

18 March 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Jurassic World was first announced, fans have been wondering if any of the Jurassic Park cast members will be coming back. Director Colin Trevorrow confirmed that one of the original actors will be making a return, although it might not be someone you expect.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say in an interview with IGN.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They're iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn't about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they'd go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn't been announced yet, but B. »

- MovieWeb

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B.D. Wong Set to Return for Jurassic World; More Details Revealed about Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Characters

18 March 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Every Jurassic Park sequel has had a returning character from the original, but they were leads (Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill, respectively).  Jurassic World won't break from tradition, but it will take a much smaller character and bring him into the cast.  According to IGN, B.D. Wong, who played the InGen's chief geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, will be returning for the upcoming sequel.  "He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction," director Colin Trevorrow explains. "He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story." Hit the jump for some more details about the lead characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.  The film also stars Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3).  Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015. Trevorrow had this to say to »

- Matt Goldberg

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