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The Expanse Season 2 Episode 5 Review: Home

22 February 2017 8:05 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Conventional wisdom says no way the writers of this show kill off Joe Miller. How could they?

No. Freaking. Way. 

No way would they throw down the gauntlet on the tragically hip ex-cop turned space cowboy with the boxing pedigree of Mickey Rourke's "Barfly" and the deadliest one-liners since Chevy Chase's "Fletch." Miller's the guy fans of this show tune in to see every week — the guy we all ask: what's he gonna do or say this week?

But after watching The Expanse Season 2 Episode 5 — a heart-rending, gut-wrenching tear-jerker if there ever was one — what else are we to think, after watching the sentient asteroid he hitched a ride on, with the only love of his life (or at least her consciousness) at the controls crash and burn on Venus? 

Miller has already cheated death a bunch of times, so maybe, just maybe (fingers crossed), it's premature to »

- Gil Griffin

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‘The Expendables’ and ‘The Expendables 2’ Bound for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

If you already own The Expendables 3 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release then it won't have to sit for long without the other films in the series.

Lionsgate has revealed plans for 4K Uhd Blu-ray versions of The Expendables and its immediate sequel, The Expendables 2. Both 4K catalog titles will arrive in stores on May 2nd.

Both action flicks are packed with stars between them including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lungren, Terry CrewsJet Li, Eric RobertsRandy CoutureSteve AustinDavid ZayasMickey RourkeChuck NorrisJean-Claude Van DammeBruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 4K presentations will each feature English Dolby Atmos audio and bonus features on the inclusive Blu-ray/Digital HD versions as noted below:

The Expendables

Comic-Con 2010 Panel

Inferno: The Making of The Expendables” Featurette

“From the Ashes: Post Production” Documentary

Gag Reel

Deleted Scene

Audio Commentary with Director Sylvester Stallone »

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Exclusive Interview – Johnathon Schaech on Southern Fury, working with Nic Cage, and finding the truth in his performances

20 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alex Moreland chats with actor Johnathon Schaech about his new film Southern Fury

What drew you to this role initially?

I had just made a movie with Steven C. Miller, the director – Marauders – and it was such a great experience, man, we were like a very tight-knit family. The producers fill these roles very quick, these guys don’t let just anything go by – they’re like an efficient machine. The crew and everyone, they know how to move fast.

I always say, movies can be made for a million bucks, or they can be made for twenty – pretty much you’re gonna get the same thing at the end of it, depending on the artist that comes to it, and how willing they are to give. When I went there to make Marauders, I was just so enamoured by the way that they protected me, number one – making sure »

- Alex Moreland

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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – Eric Binford from Fade To Black (1980)

12 February 2017 9:52 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Hello, readers! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at Daily Dead thought it would be fun to do things a little different this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema, people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check back here on Daily Dead every day through Valentine's Day for our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

Eric Binford, the protagonist (antagonist?) of Fade to Black (1980), loves movies so much, he is wholly subsumed by them. When not working in a Los Angeles film distribution center delivering prints to various locations, his life revolves around watching films on a projector in his room, or on TV, or reluctantly sharing a film at the theater with a crowd. Eric, played by Breaking Away’s Dennis Christopher, has no need for human interaction—the shadowy figures in the flickering lights are his only allies.

For those unfamiliar with Fade, it tells the simple tale of a lonely young man with an already tenuous grip on reality whose overwhelming passion for film leads him down a vengeful path of retribution against those who’ve wronged him. Dressing up as his favorite characters from filmdom (Dracula, The Mummy, Hopalong Cassidy, Cody Jarrett), Eric lays to waste those who come between him and his celluloid dreams. »

- Scott Drebit

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Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I’m started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Chapter Fifty-three

31 January 2017 1:36 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Nothing says relaxation like getting into an argument with your husband in the middle of a traffic jam. 

Jane and Michael's marriage hit a minor speed bump as they found themselves unable to handle stress on Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 9, or "Jane the Super Stressed Mother-Wife-Writer."

Elsewhere in the episode, Rogelio attempted to romance Darci, and Petra sought to team up with Catalina against Rafael.

One of the greatest aspects of Jane and Michael's marriage is that despite whatever craziness surrounds them, their struggles are always grounded in reality. 

It's impossible to avoid arguments in a relationship. What's important is how conflicts are resolved. Michael's new career path and Jane's uneasiness over her novel and Mateo's development are relatable. 

Michael found himself struggling to prepare for the Lsat, and didn't want to hear Jane's worries. Conversely, Jane couldn't help but think about the possibility of extreme failure, both as »

- Amanda Steinmetz

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Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Love of Cinema Is a Driving Force in His Career

19 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brett Ratner loves cinema. When speaking with the 47-year-old filmmaker, it’s abundantly clear that movies are unspooling through his veins, and if our discussions felt more like two movie buffs just enjoying great conversation, it’s because of his general enthusiasm for the medium.

“It was always my dream to direct movies,” he says, rarely pausing for a breath. “I always knew I’d do it. I had the drive and the desire. I was determined. But I never knew I’d be making movies of this size, stuff like the ‘Rush Hour’ films and ‘X-Men’ and ‘Red Dragon.’ When I was in film school, I knew I wanted to make entertaining movies. But I don’t think I could have prepared for how fast my rise would be. I was 26 when I got my first film.”

But it was before he’d set foot on a movie set »

- Nick Clement

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Mickey Rourke Signs With Apa

19 January 2017 9:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mickey Rourke is getting in the ring with Apa. The Wrestler star has signed with the agency for representation.

Rourke started his career in Lawrence Kasdan's hit feature film Body Heat, with other early career roles in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Barfly, Angel Heart and the erotic thriller 9 1/2 Weeks, where he starred opposite Kim Basinger.

In the early '90s, Rourke left acting to try his hand at a career in professional boxing, retiring a few years later and returning to Hollywood.

He starred alongside Bruce Willis in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City and gained major recognition for his role in Darren Aronofsky's The »

- Mia Galuppo

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The Criterion Collection Announces April Titles: ‘Tampopo,’ ‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Woman of the Year’ and More

17 January 2017 3:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four new movies are coming to the Criterion Collection this April: Juzo Itami’s “Tampopo,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Rumble Fish,” Wim Wenders’ “Buena Vista Social Club” and George Stevens’ “Woman of the Year.” In addition, two musicals directed by Jacques Demy already in the Collection are receiving new standalone editions: “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection’s 2017 Lineup: What Movies Are Being Added This Year?

Tampopo

“The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café »

- Michael Nordine

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