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New Backtrack Stills Freeze Faces!

21 July 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Okay, so this is either weird, coincidental, or just plain funny. A new round of stills has arrived for Michael Petroni's second feature film, Backtrack, and it seems as if Adrien Brody has infected everyone with his singular facial expression. See the startling proof!

Petroni's Backtrack is a supernatural thriller that he wrote and is directing with Adrien Brody and Sam Neill in the lead roles. The cast is rounded out by local actors Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird, and Anna Lise Phillips.

The film follows a psychologist whose life is thrown into chaos when he discovers his patients are all ghosts of people who died in an accident 20 years prior.

Jamie Hilton (The Waiting City, Sleeping Beauty) is producing for See Pictures alongside Antonia Barnard (The Painted Veil, The Quiet American) and Petroni.

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- Steve Barton

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First Trailer: The Spierig's "Predestination"

21 July 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following strong notices for their breakout zombie film "Undead" in 2003, Australian genre filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig teamed with Ethan Hawke and Sam Neill for the vampire action flick "Daybreakers" back in 2009. Five years on, they're back for their third feature "Predestination" which also stars Hawke along with Noah Taylor and Sarah Snook.

Dropping horror in favor of complicated sci-fi, this might be their best effort yet. Based on "Starship Troopers" author Robert A. Heinlein’s 1960 short story "All You Zombies," the action follows a Temporal Agent who must pursue a criminal that has eluded him throughout time and at the same time ensure his own survival.

Actress Sarah Snook has scored a strong reputation here in Australia for her work on the TV series "Spirited" and films like "Not Suitable for Children". Here she takes on what appears to be a meaty role where half the time they've adjusted »

- Garth Franklin

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Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters

12 July 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The old saying goes is that if you want to win an Academy Award then the best way is to undertake playing a disabled part or portraying a famous personality in a biopic. In some cases, actors have accomplished both themes and reached their Oscar-attaining goals (see Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker or Daniel-Day Lewis in My Left Foot for instance).

In Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters we will look at the top movie characters that became Academy Award-winning figures within their films. Interestingly, there have been a couple of performers that were real-life disabled individuals that convincingly embodied their fictional disabled alter egos (see Harold Russell from The Best Days of Our Lives or Marlee Matlin from Children of a Lesser God).

Anyway, this selection of Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters are (in alphabetical order according to film title): »

- Frank Ochieng

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Capsule Movie Reviews (July 11): 'A Long Way Down' and two more

11 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A Long Way Down

R, 1 Hr., 36 Mins.

A bright cast spackles this uneven Nick Hornby adaptation about a quartet of suicidal strangers (Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots) who meet on a London rooftop one New Year’s Eve and quickly become a fractured family. With an ace troupe like that, there are affecting moments, to be sure. But the movie criminally wastes Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike in barely there supporting roles, and the picture has exactly two tones: grim and gooey. They do not coexist harmoniously. (Also available on iTunes and VOD) C  –Jason Clark

Affluenza

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Kid’s Corner: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films

8 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has taken movie audiences on extravagant adventures of a lifetime during his lengthy course behind the camera when impacting the film industry with his captivating on-screen imagination. Spielberg has shown an amazing range of vision and scope when tackling various movie genres that tap in the collective consciousness of moviegoers. Science fiction, social issue dramas, action and adventure, period pieces, family-oriented fantasies, comedies, war movies–you name it and Spielberg has done it on the big screen in his illustrious film career in directing, producing, writing and promoting.

Although Spielberg has done his share of adult-oriented films that cater to the sophisticated masses he is primarily known for his whimsical kid-friendly fare or at least releases that feature children in some of his escapist gems that may not necessarily be considered kiddie-coated. In Kid’s Play: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films we will take a »

- Frank Ochieng

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Is This Our First Look At ‘Jurassic World’ Raptor?

7 July 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Many secrets have been leaked over the internet in our time, with Facebooks, Twitters, and Instagrams giving us snippets of information regarding the latest blockbusters. The latest of these reported leaks is  look at  Velociraptor who will allegedly appear in the upcoming Jurassic World. The film, which will be the fourth instalment of the dinsoaur related franchise, will be set in a more futuristic theme park including new species. There were also rumours of trained Velociraptors, which this may be one of. The muzzle certainly seems to suggest a way of controlling said creatures.

Starring current hot property Chris Pratt, the film will be directed by Colin Trevorrow of Safety Not Guaranteed fame. Steven Spielberg, the man behind the first two films in the franchise, stays on as an executive producer, while Bd Wong returns to the cast. He was the scientist who first introduced Sam Neill’s Alan Grant to the Velociraptors, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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A Long Way Down Movie Review

7 July 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Long Way Down Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C- Director:  Pascal Chaumeil Screenplay:  Jack Thorne, based on Nick Hornby’s novel Cast:  Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill Screened at:    Dolby24, NYC, 6/25/14 Opens:  July 11, 2014 Nothing makes much sense.  Is “A Long Way Down” a comedy about depression, suicide, and paralytic disease?  Does having suicidal impulses in common make for solid friendships?  Is there anything in the script that adds up to more than banal chatter among four people with little in common?  Who knows?  Pascal Chaumeil’s adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel—the volume available  [ Read More ]

The post A Long Way Down Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Steven Spielberg Film Collection Coming To Blu-Ray

2 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg is quite often the first name that springs to mind when somebody mentions the word Hollywood, as the man is responsible for some of the most ground-breaking and truly memorable movie moments since the birth of celluloid. With that in mind, here at We Got This Covered we were very pleased to get wind of the fact that a box set dedicated to the director’s immeasurable impact on cinema is set to be released on Blu-Ray. Quite frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.

Why, you ask? Well, when you think of Spielberg, what films do you think of? E.T? Jaws? Jurassic Park? The list goes on and on for the three time Academy award-winning director – so much, in fact, that you could probably fill plenty more box-sets with the man’s work. But that is not the reason we’ve gotten a little giddy. No, »

- Dale Barham

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'Steven Spielberg Director's Collection' Blu-ray Debuts October 14th

1 July 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

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Duel And Sugarland Express Coming To Blu-ray in ‘Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection’ Oct 14

1 July 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, »

- Michelle McCue

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Universal Home Entertainment To Release Steven Spielberg Director's Collection

1 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award® winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Universal Announce The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

1 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Universal have just announced that on October 13th they’ll be releasing The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection which contains many of your favourite Spielberg movies. All the movies will be on Blu-ray, some for the first time with the full list below. Any that you wish were there that are missing? We’re wondering where Schindler’s List, AI, Munich are War of the Worlds are. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

The price price is as yet to be confirmed.

The eight films featured include (*Denotes First Time on Blu-ray™):

Duel* (1971)

A travelling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is terrorised by an unseen trucker on a remote desert highway.

The Sugarland Express* (1974)

A mother (Goldie Hawn) desperately attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and kidnapping their son.

Jaws (1975)

When a seaside community is under attack by a great white shark, the chief »

- David Sztypuljak

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Re-Viewed: Paul Bettany's Wimbledon - Match point or bagel?

30 June 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the 10 years that have passed since the romantic comedy Wimbledon was released, Great Britain has finally crowned a British champion in Andy Murray.

At the time of its release, Tim Henman was the UK's biggest hope, but it had got to the point where we were so desperate to see a British champion, we had to make a movie about it just so we can pretend what it's actually like.

I say 'we', but the film was actually written by two Americans and a Canadian, and that does explain a lot when it comes to classic British stereotypes and fantastical depictions of London. However, it was directed by a Brit, Richard Loncraine.

The movie shows just how highly regarded and romanticised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are around the world. It's hard to imagine a similar film titled French Open.

Paul Bettany takes on the lead role of fictional tennis player Peter Colt, »

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Jurassic Park Before and After Visual Effects Shots

17 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It still amazes me how well the VFX in Jurassic Park holds up after all these years. Industrial Light and Magic is the team that amazingly brought the dinosaurs to life on the big screen. We have a fascinating featurette that you need to watch that focuses on bringing the live-action elements together with the VFX elements. It's really cool to get a before and after look at all the movie magic that had to happen to bring this classic film to life for us. 

Here's a little trivia that gives some backstory on what Steven Spielberg needed to do to make this movie work.

Steven Spielberg didn’t want people to be constantly reminded that what they’re seeing is CGI, but real, full-blooded dinosaurs, starting with the Brachiosaur scene, where Spielberg was keen on the dinosaur interacting with the background, and would offer suggestions to the animators on how to make it better. »

- Joey Paur

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13 incredible Lego movie sets: Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, more

12 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Video: Lego Movie stars on their favourite cameos in the film

Ever since The Lego Movie reignited our childhood love for those multi-coloured bricks earlier this year, we've been on a hunt for the biggest and best Lego sets we can find.

One thing we've noticed is the huge amount of movie-based packages that are out there. It's now possible to build your own DeLorean, re-enact the (good) Star Wars trilogy with minifigures and head to Middle-earth thanks to Lego. Here are 13 incredibly cool Lego sets replicating your favourite movies...

Ghostbusters

The '80s classic is 30 years old this month, and what better way to celebrate that landmark than with a Lego Ecto-1 and your four favourite ghoul-catchers in minifigure form? This design comes from the Lego Cuusoo line, which allows modellers to submit their own ideas for Lego products, and those that garner more than 10,000 fans' votes are considered for production. »

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A busy year for Sacha Horler

10 June 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

There.s a lot going on for Sacha Horler right now.

Currently in Monte Carlo, the Aussie actress is waiting to find out if she will take home a Golden Nymph after being nominated for outstanding actress in the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo for her work on The Moody.s.

.I.m only up against people like Julie Bowen from Modern Family,. she tells If. .Patrick [Brammall] is up against Ian McKellan. It.s not very stiff competition..

Both herself and Brammall have been tipped with an acting nomination while the show itself has also received a nod for best TV comedy series.

Fremantlemedia production Wentworth also received accolades in the drama TV series category, with Robbie Magasiva and Danielle Cormack also nominated.

.Our show is up against Episodes, Mrs Brown.s Boys, a Norwegian show [Lilyhammer] and a couple of other high rating international comedy shows,. Horler says. .I think »

- Emily Blatchford

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Lovecraftian Cinema: A Look Back

9 June 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For years, Guillermo Del Toro has been trying to get an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness made. Any true Lovecraftian, though, would be appalled by the Pacific Rim-sized creatures Del Toro would likely contribute to the novella, for readers know an actual viewing of the horrific beast lies outside of the pages. Lovecraft’s monsters typically defy the conceptions of the human brain, so they tend to fall into a formula: man ends up in bizarre circumstance, man sees something indescribable, man goes insane or commits suicide. It doesn’t quite sound like ideal fodder for a visual medium.

For the uninitiated, said monsters come from a mythology of deities called Old Ones, evil beings that once ruled the planet and are intent upon returning. The most well-known remains Cthulhu, a giant, winged octopus-squid who reigns in the lost city of R’lyeh. These »

- Kenny Hedges

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The Academy Presents 'Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park'

9 June 2014 4:23 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical »

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The Great Horror Campout Review – Ghouls, Scavenger Hunts & Cthulhu Wake-Up Calls

7 June 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Deep sleep is shattered by the sound of inhuman screaming. The aggressive chords of The Sword's "Freya" blast from hidden speakers throughout the camp. The usually calm night air of Griffith Park is total chaos. You know that moment from In the Mouth of Madness where Sam Neill's John Trent hears all hell breaking loose in the outside world from the confines of his cell in the psychiatric clinic? That's what's happening. I'm totally groggy, having just fallen asleep perhaps an hour ago. At least I think it's an hour ago, I'm not quite sure. All I know is that I was out cold, exhausted by the evening's events. And now a friggin' Cthulhu creature - tentacles cascading off of its face - is crashing through my tent, having unzipped the flap with its claw (or tentacle or whatever it calls a "hand").

The post The Great Horror Campout Review – Ghouls, »

- Ryan Turek

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Parenting, according to 1990s sci-fi movies

4 June 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fighting interstellar war or saving the world from invaders is tough, but it's nowhere near as hard as raising the next generation...

Feature

Please note: this feature has a big spoiler for Armageddon, and light spoilers for Face/Off, Contact, Village Of The Damned, The Astronaut's Wife and Deep Impact.

One look at the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar tells you that it's offering a meal of science fiction with a side order of parental issues, and there’s nothing new about that. The big franchises all dabble in the maternal and paternal, from Star Wars to Alien, Star Trek to Terminator – they address what it means to be responsible for the next generation, and for all the generations to come.

How come sci-fi has such a connection with the issue of parenthood? Perhaps that’s natural, considering it deals with the future of humanity. But it’s »

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