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Review: The Dark Half (Blu-ray)

23 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

George Romero’s second collaboration with Orion Pictures was curious to say the least, considering how things turned out with their previous effort Monkey Shines. Perhaps Romero was still feeling the urge to scratch that obsessive itch to tackle the themes of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that inspired him with Monkey Shines and the opportunity to film in his hometown of Pittsburgh might have been an enticing perk. Ironically this time his troubles with Orion were caused by their drastic financial situation and The Dark Half was forced to sit on the shelf for two years before getting buried at the box office.

Romero’s adaptation of Steven King’s novel wasn’t a return to form, but there was definitely a creative spark that was lacking in his previous movie. The Dark Half was arguably his friend’s most personal work and it tackles themes that Romero could certainly identify with, »

- Sean McClannahan

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Mickey Rourke Will Box In Russia

20 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

“I do not respect myself as an actor.” – Mickey RourkeActor Mickey Rourke will box  at the age of 62 and take to the ring with a Us professional boxer in Moscow this month, Sovetsky Sport sports website reported Wednesday, citing the promoters.The star said, “Boxing is a serious part of my life. It taught me respect and determination, patience and concentration. I always dreamed of fighting a match in Russia.” The actor was an amateur boxer before his Hollywood career took off and he became a sex symbol star in films such as “9 1/2 Weeks.”   In 2008, he starred […] »

- April Neale

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Mickey Rourke Has Somehow Lived to Box Once More

19 November 2014 2:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Mickey Rourke is returning to his first love, boxing. In a bout that sounds appropriately Rourkian, the 62-year-old actor is set to fight 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in Moscow next month. Rourke last boxed professionally during his lost years in the '90s, a stint that turned his face into what it is today. This whole thing sounds a lot like the plot of that sports movie from a few years ago, Rocky Balboa. »

- Nate Jones

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This Sexy Chris Pratt Photo Shoot Will Definitely Fuel Your Crush

17 November 2014 1:15 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Chris Pratt covers GQ's Men of the Year issue, marking yet another exciting moment in his big year. In the magazine's December issue, Chris opened up about the end of Parks and Recreation, how he feels about his Guardians of the Galaxy transformation, and what he hopes to do next. Before the issue hits newsstands nationally on Nov. 25, take a look at some of Chris's hilarious quotes below, check out more pictures and the full interview at GQ, then enjoy some eye candy with 21 Chris Pratt pictures that'll make you weak in the knees. On Parks and Recreation ending: "I think there's a collective feeling that people are creatively spent. You kind of run out of ideas." On wanting to direct: "I'm always biting my tongue. When I'm on set, I kind of wish I could just tell everybody what to do. If I could tell everybody what to do, »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Star Chris Pratt Named One Of GQ's Men Of The Year

17 November 2014 7:15 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

GQ have a great cover feature on Chris Pratt which you can read by clicking on the link below, and the magazine even caught up with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to quiz him on the actor's transformation into a bonafide Hollywood hunk. "I thought, Well, hell, he's overweight, but if that means we have the world's first overweight superhero, I'm okay with it." Pratt meanwhile didn't see the problem, either. "You can make a talking raccoon that looks real. Why can't I just be fat?" However, it turns out that he was more than happy to embrace the challenge of getting in shape. "I like the challenge of it." The actor also recounted a bizarre encounter with Iron Man 2 actor Mickey Rourke when the two met on a plane as Pratt and wife Anna Faris were trying to calm down their young son. "Like Shhhh! Like he's the baby whisperer. »

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Male Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters

13 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

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Female celebrities aren’t the only ones going under the knife for a little nip and tuck. The boys are getting in on the Botox too and, yep, the results are pretty insane. Chin liposuction is involved.

Whoever said men weren’t vain hasn’t met Bruce Jenner — holy facelift! — Mickey Rourke, or Gene Simmons. All three of these guys and (believe us) a gaggle more have undergone plastic surgery to look younger, tighter, and relive those glory days (we’re looking at you, Barry Manilow). While some of the procedures were successful — we suppose Burt Reynolds doesn’t look terrible — more than a handful are downright scary (i.e: Carrot Top). Sometimes, dudes, aging gracefully is the answer. Actually, it’s the answer most of the time.Journey through a sea of wrinkle-free 50-plusers, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Howard Stern, »

- Christopher Rosa

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Watch: Danny Boyle & Darren Aronofsky Talk Directing, Moviemaking, & More In 20-Minute Video

11 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Prior to 2008, Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky were far from unknown, but the directors were riding especially high that year thanks to their respective well-received films—“Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Wrestler.” Early in December 2009, just a month before the Oscar nominations were announced, the filmmakers’ shared distributor at the time, Fox Searchlight, had the them sit down to discuss their craft and movies, and now thanks to a reminder from Reddit, you too can sit in on their intimate conversation. Spread over five parts, the conversation topics covered include comparing their directing styles, Boyle’s use of the then-new Silicon Imaging Si–2K camera, getting the rights to “Who Wants To Be Millionaire?,” how Boyle chooses his projects, and some kind words on the performances by Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler.” The discussion originally had seven parts, but the first two installments have either never been »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Vmi strikes sales on War Pigs

8 November 2014 1:24 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Los Angeles-based Vmi Worldwide has closed key territories at Afm on War Pigs starring Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke, which has begun production in Utah.

Deals have closed in Japan (Klockworx), the UK (Signature), Australia (Rialto Pictures), the Middle East (Phoenicia Pictures), Thailand (Ipa), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment), France (Program Store) and Eastern Europe excluding Russia (Blitz).

Cinedigm holds North American rights for War Pigs and plans a spring 2015 theatrical release.

Chuck Liddell and Noah Segan also star in the tale of a band of WWII misfits on a mission to capture a German super weapon. Ryan Little directs.

Vmi Worldwide president Andre Relis is producing with Steven Luke, who wrote the screenplay. »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Americans’ Star Costa Ronin Joins ‘Agent Carter’

8 November 2014 9:53 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A familiar Marvel character is headed to “Agent Carter.”

The Americans'” baddie Costa Ronin will play Anton Vanko in the upcoming ABC series. Vanko’s storyline was introduced in “Iron Man 2,” where he played Howard Stark’s business partner. Vanko’s son Ivan grew up to be Whiplash (played by Mickey Rourke in the film), a deadly threat to Tony Stark’s titular character.

The elder Vanko, portrayed by Evgeniy Lazarev, made a brief appearance in the film. Ronin will play a significantly younger version of Anton on the highly-anticipated TV show.

“Fans have wanted to learn more about Anton Vanko since he was first mentioned in ‘Iron Man 2′ and we’re happy to deliver with Costa’s terrific performance in ‘Marvel’s Agents Carter,'” saidJeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television.

Set in 1946, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” follows “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell’s adventures as Peggy Carter, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and more

8 November 2014 5:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Hero 6, Deadpool, Cable, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Shazam, Catwoman, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Batman ’66 and more….

Idris Elba made a slip up this week when he revealed that he’d shot a scene as Heimdall alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron, prompting director Joss Whedon to respond by stating that: “Um, should he receive an email from me, there might be an attitude of scold… When you have a cast of 19,000 people, inevitably, one every month you pick up [a story] and you’re like, ‘Awww.'” If rumours are to be believed, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Marvel's Agent Carter’ Adds ‘Americans’ Costa Ronin to Its Ranks

7 November 2014 3:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Costa Ronin is set to go from an enemy of the State to an enemy of the Avengers. The actor is joining the cast of “Marvel's Agent Carter,” playing Anton Vanko, business partner of Howard Stark, whose storyline was first introduced to movie fans in “Iron Man 2.” Vanko's son Ivan grows up to be Whiplash, a deadly foe to Tony Stark's superhero. Mickey Rourke portrayed Whiplash in the 2010 film. See photos: Marvel's 'Agents of Shield' Unleashes First Look at Season 2 “Fans have wanted to learn more about Anton Vanko since he was first mentioned in ‘Iron Man 2' and. »

- Ryan O'Connell

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Marvel's Agent Carter Adds The Americans' Costa Ronin

7 November 2014 1:59 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Costa Ronin is trading one set of agents for another.

The actor, who played Kgb operative Oleg on The Americans, is joining the cast of ABC’s upcoming Marvel’s Agent Carter. He’ll play Anton Vanko, “the father of one of Tony Stark’s deadliest foes,” according to (Anton’s son Ivan was memorably played by Mickey Rourke in the big-screen smash Iron Man 2.)

Set in 1946, Agent Carter finds Peggy balancing administrative work for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve) with secret missions for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, reprising his Captain America role), all while trying »

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Film Review: ‘On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter’

7 November 2014 12:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and velocities speed around the track — and, quite often, through the air — in “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter,” director Dana Brown’s effusive valentine to two-wheeled motorized transport in all its incarnations. Taking his father Bruce Brown’s seminal 1971 motorcycle docu “On Any Sunday” as a model, the younger Brown canvases the globe from Vancouver to Vietnam as he explores motorcycling as sport, hobby, practical necessity and even a means of artistic expression. The result is, much like Brown’s superb 2003 surf docu “Step Into Liquid,” an intoxicating blend of exotic travelogue, death-defying derring-do, and affecting profiles in courage and perseverance. Brown’s pic should delight gearheads and grease monkeys of all stripes in its targeted theatrical run (on 250 screens nationwide), with a long home-viewing shelf life to come.

One of the very few sports-themed docus to earn a feature documentary Oscar nomination, the »

- Scott Foundas

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'Marvel's Agent Carter' Brings in 'Iron Man 2' Character

7 November 2014 11:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two days after we reported that Costa Ronin has signed on to play Anton Vanko in Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel has confirmed the casting with an official press release. It isn't exactly known how many episodes he will be appearing in, but you can take a look at the official details below.

Costa Ronin (The Americans) will join the cast of Marvel's Agent Carter in the role of Anton Vanko, who longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will recognize as the father of one of Tony Stark's deadliest foes.

Though fans first heard of Anton and Howard Stark's business partnership in Marvel's Iron Man 2, when Vanko's son Ivan (portrayed by Mickey Rourke) made his debut, we'll get to see a significantly younger Anton as Costa Ronin in the new ABC series premiering January 2015.

Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say in a statement regarding the casting. »

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Afm: Ambitious Madremonte Project Sets Slate of Genre Pics (Exclusive)

7 November 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Madremonte Project, an ambitious slate of lower-budget English-language genre films that will all be shot in Colombia, has selected its first productions.

All five movies in the lineup will be produced by Jason Gurvitz’s Green Dog Films and Deborah Del Prete’s Coronet Films in Los Angeles and Diego Ramirez’s Colombia-based 64-a Films. They will introduce the crowd-sourced Madremonte projects, chosen from 486 submissions, at the American Film Market.

Peter Wetherell serves as the sales rep for the slate.

The five films include Chris Gerolmo’s 1950s U.S.-set “The Horror” centers on an African-American family that fight back after being attacked by the Ku-Klux Klan; and Timothy Linh Bui will direct “The Unseen,” an creature feature with an ensemble cast set in Vietnam’s jungle, Gurvitz said.

Also on the Madremonte slate is high-concept “The Awakening,” from Spain’s Victor Garcia (“Return to House on Haunted Hill »

- John Hopewell

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New Casting on Marvel's Agent Carter Reveals Iron Man 2 Connection!

7 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

"The Americans" star Costa Ronin has joined the cast of "Marvel's Agent Carter" in a role that already has a strong connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He'll play Anton Vanko, the father of Ivan Vanko, played by Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2. In fact, the elder Vanko even made a brief appearance in that film, played by Evgeniy Lazarev. »

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Cargo holds talks on The Price

7 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace will play the desperate mother of a kidnapped child in The Price, which worldwide rights holder Cargo Entertainment is selling at Afm.

Buyers have responded strongly to the package about a woman who learns she can only recover her kidnapped son if she provides a blonde girl of the same age in exchange.

Writer-director Siofra Campbell and the producers are ramping up for a February Berlin shoot. Peggy Cafferty and Patrick Campbell serve as producers alongside Germany’s Sven Woldt.

Cargo president Mark Lindsay and his team have closed early deals on The Price in Spain (Corbi Media), Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema Multimedia), the Philippines (Pioneer Films), Vietnam (Galaxy Studio) and the Middle East (Phoenicia Pictures International).

Lindsay’s sales slate include Mickey Rourke drama Irish Thunder and the Protozoa Pictures thriller Zipper that Darren Aronofsky is producing in which Patrick Wilson plays a man whose obsession with women threatens everything he holds dear.

The »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Bankside declares War with McDonagh

7 November 2014 12:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena to star in War on Everyone.

Bankside Films has boarded John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone, which has Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena attached to star.

McDonagh, whose credits include The Guard and Calvary, will write and direct the black comedy. The team says the film is about “two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate an outlaw who is more dangerous than they are.”

Bankside is introducing the project to buyers here at Afm and will start pre-sales in key territories.

Producers Chris Clark and Flora Fernandez Marengo of Reprisal Films will reteam with McConagh after also working on his previous two acclaimed features.

War on Everyone will shoot in New Mexico in March 2015.

Bankside’s sister company Head Gear Films is providing production finance »

- (Wendy Mitchell)

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Costa Ronin Cast as the Father of Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko on Agent Carter

6 November 2014 8:42 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »


Ivan Vanko, the vengeful Russian bad guy from Iron Man 2, will have a connection to the upcoming ABC series Agent Carter, because his father will show up, played by actor Costa Ronin. The series will explore the origins of the Vanko’s vendetta against the Stark family, going back to the 1940s.

Iron Man 2 was far from the best Marvel film, but regardless, the father of the villain from that movie will make an appearance in the soon-to-debut series Agent Carter. In the film, we briefly saw the ailing Anton Vanko at the start of the film, played by Yevgeni Lazrev. Ivan Vanko—Aka Whiplash—was portrayed by Mickey Rourke. As reported in, in the ABC show, a much younger poppa Vanko will be played by Costa Ronin. The film will explore the not-so-harmonious  history between the fathers of Ivan Vanko and Tony Stark.

In Iron Man 2, »

- (Rob Young)

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"Agent Carter" Gets An Air Date, New Face

6 November 2014 1:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

ABC has announced its mid-season schedule with "Marvel's Agent Carter" taking prime position in the network's press release.

First up, the tenth episode of this season's "Marvel's Agents of Shield" will serve as the mid-season finale on Tuesday, December 9th.

Then, "Agent Carter" takes over with the eight-episode limited series scoring a premiere date of Tuesday, January 6th at 9pm. It will then run weekly and uninterrupted with the finale to air on February 24th.

"Marvel's Agents of Shield" will then return the following week on Tuesday, March 3rd and will run uninterrupted for twelve weeks straight through to its season finale in May.

It has also been revealed that Costa Ronin ("The Americans") has joined the cast of "Agent Carter" as the younger version of Anton Vanko. Anton is the father of "Iron Man 2" villain Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and appeared in that film's opening scenes as a »

- Garth Franklin

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