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McU: 10 Things Red Skull Might’ve Been Doing Since 1945

28 November 2015 10:52 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Red Skull is one of the few villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date who didn’t completely stink out the movie he was in. Although Hugo Weaving really didn’t enjoy his experience portraying the Nazi super-villain, his depiction put the likes of Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash, Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian, Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith and Lee Pace’s Ronan to shame.

He appeared to perish at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, when he tried to handle the powerful Tesseract, but the general consensus is that he was actually simply transported to the other side of the universe. Whether or not Weaving would reprise the role is open to debate, but the door remains open for it.

Interesting to consider of course is that the Tesseract happened seventy years ago. If it didn’t kill him, what the hell has the evil »

- K.J. Stewart

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

25 November 2015 1:10 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Oscars love a comeback story. And we could be headed for an epic one if Sylvester Stallone rides the somewhat unexpected universal love for "Creed" to an Oscar. His seventh time playing Rocky Balboa, the film has the reviews, the sentiment and -- most importantly -- the performance to take Stallone all the way.  Or will it end up being a Mickey Rourke/Michael Keaton situation? The nomination is the reward but the win just ends up being a close call. His main competition comes via "Spotlight." Not since 1991 — when Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley were both nominated for "Bugsy" — have two actors from the same film been nominated in this category. Can "Spotlight" change that? The film is campaigning for its entire cast in the supporting categories, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton (back for a second shot after losing last year), Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. »

- Peter Knegt

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Marvel’s Cinematic Universe vs DC’s Extended Universe

24 November 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




In 2016 the two comic book giants cross swords like never before. But who - Marvel or DC - will claim the ultimate victory?

Throughout the decades, the battle for comic book supremacy has swung back and forth between Marvel and DC, the two publishing giants that have dominated the medium’s market since its Silver Age heyday back in the mid-50s. Whilst the perennial war of attrition between the big two has sometimes seen one company on the ropes (such as the time during 80s when Warner Bros. reportedly came close to selling DC to Marvel, or even in the 90s when an ailing Marvel declared bankruptcy), for the most part the two comic book behemoths have existed on a relatively equal footing.

However, the same cannot be said about the duo’s cinematic and television endeavours.

Whilst DC are certainly finding success on the smaller screen, »

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Why Marvel Movies Can Survive Major Casting Changes, According To Samuel L. Jackson

23 November 2015 11:37 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may just be another blockbuster franchise at its core, but one thing it.s done a decent job with is picking its talent. Granted, not every casting decision has been a slam dunk (sorry, Mickey Rourke), but Marvel Studios managed to recruit a lot of big names over the years, from Anthony Hopkins playing Odin in the Thor movies to Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One next year in Doctor Strange. However, if you ask Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, he.ll tell you that the success of this franchise has more to do with the characters and genre rather than the actors. During THR.s Actors Roundtable, Jackson was asked if he felt "personal validation" because his superhero films have been so popular. This was his response: Those movies have very little to do with us. They have to do with the event. People »

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‘Hollywood Banker’ DVD Review

21 November 2015 6:18 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Hollywood Banker, directed by Frans Afman’s daughter Rozemyn, charts the bankers early days working with producer Dino De Laurentiis through to his fall out with Credit Lyonnais Nederland over the company’s financing of MGM to Giancarlo Parretti, which would result in both the bank and the studio’s bankruptcy.

It’s hard to believe that, before Afman, there really was no model for independent studios to “easily” finance their projects. Yet today Afman’s model of pre-sales and completion guarantees seems simple. It’s no wonder how easily Afman managed to make himself the go-to guy for filmmakers in the 80s.  A prime example being Dino De LaurentiisKing Kong remake, which was the first film to bring Afman’s financial nous to the attention of more than just the independent studios of the time. After all, the pre-sales model not only made it easier to finance movies »

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Mickey Rourke Joins Sikh Boxing Movie ‘Tiger’

18 November 2015 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mickey Rourke has joined the cast of “Tiger” opposite Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Prem Singh in the title role.

Principal photography has begun in Cincinnati on the drama from R3M Productions in association with Grodnik / Aloe Productions.

The movie is inspired by the story of Pardeep Nagra, a Sikh who was barred from the sport of boxing because he refused to shave his beard. He was able to compete after going to court.

Alister Grierson directs from a screenplay by Michael Pugliese and Singh. Producers are Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment with Daniel Grodnik of Mass Hysteria Entertainment, Joey Paul Jensen and Howard Nash. Executive producers are Rocco Pugliese, Daniel Hansen, Matte Hansen, Daniel Grillo and Robert Kwartler.

The film is co-financed by R3M Productions, Omnia Entertainment and Starruner Entertainment.

Rourke is represented by CAA. Parrish is repped by Rough Diamond Management.


- Dave McNary

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TMZ Live: Kendall Jenner: Birthday Bash Missing Major A-List 'Friend'

3 November 2015 9:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Chris Brown's Friends are Worried about His Sizzurp Habit Mickey Rourke's Dog Saved His Life The Game Posts Another Shocking Pic to Instagram A New Development in the Bobbi Kristina Saga Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Mickey Rourke -- Don't Eat Dogs! Mine Saved My Life

2 November 2015 3:55 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mickey Rourke was seconds away from putting a bullet in his head, until one of his Chihuahuas gave him a look that melted his heart and made him put the gun down. Rourke told the emotional story while attending the premiere of "Eating Happiness" -- a documentary about dog meat consumption in Asia. Mickey told reporters on Sunday night, "I was hurting myself and I was sitting in the closet one day. I couldn’t »

- TMZ Staff

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'Orgy of the Damned' to open in the U.S. on Halloween 2015

30 October 2015 11:31 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Orgy of the Damned, directed by Creep Creepersin, is a fun and romantic, yet dark and erotic take on vampires with a unique visual style that pays homage to the classic European exploitation films.

Check out the interview by Dawna Lee Heising with actor Domiziano Arcangeli, who plays a 300 year old vampire in the film, below the official details.

From The Press Release:

Orgy of The Damned is beautiful to look at and enjoyable to watch, this new movie is sure to make a name for itself and quickly become a cult classic. It has many key motives that make it a compelling choice for every cult movie lover. From its dark and brooding tale of vampires to its usage of today’s Hollywood club scene, the film uniquely portrays a quite unusual and incestuous family of vamps and how they spend their time. They are existentially bored, »

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Italian Director Liliana Cavani on Her St. Francis Movies

23 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Liliana Cavani is a rarity among Italian directors: Throughout her career, she’s worked with many international stars, including Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde in “The Night Porter” (1974); Mickey Rourke and Helena Bonham Carter in “Francesco” (1989); and John Malkovich in “Ripley’s Game” (2002). Cavani’s first mention in Variety was Feb. 15, 1967, when her telefilm “Saint Francis of Assisi” won the Unda Catholic Prize at the Intl. Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Do you remember winning that prize?

No, but I remember how important the Vatican was in getting state broadcaster Rai to put “Francis” on the air. Even though Rai produced it, they weren’t going to air it, because Marco Bellocchio’s “Fists in the Pocket,” which also starred Lou Castel, had just been released. A right-wing politician had thundered in parliament that St. Francis could not have the same face as the (depraved) character Castel plays in Bellocchio’s film. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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No Johnny Handsome for John Abraham

21 October 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

If director Nishikant Kamat and John Abraham had their way they'd have named their next film after the film's hero Johnny Handsome. But the title was not available to them. Laughs John, "Yes, we did want to call the film Johnny Handsome. But that is the name of such a well-known Hollywood film. So we settled for Rocky Handsome." Johnny Handsome was a 1989 gangster film starring Mickey Rourke in the title role. Rocky Handsome is a remake of a 2010 Korean film The Man From Nowhere. And John says the Usp is his bonding with a 8-year old girl. "She is Diya Chalwad and she's a heart-breaker and a scene-stealer. People liked Salman Khan's bonding with the little girl in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. They'll like my bonding with Diya in Rocky Handsome." »

- Subhash K. Jha

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"Skin Traffik" on Blu-ray and DVD

14 October 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek writer/director Ara Paiaya's horror feature "Skin Traffik", starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen, available October 20, 2015 from Anchor Bay Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD:

"...a jaded killer regains his humanity in this dark tale of redemption and sacrifice...

"...set amidst a brutal underworld in which daily survival is not so much a skill but an instinct..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Skin Traffik"...


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Review: Blunt Force Trauma

9 October 2015 12:22 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When HBO aired its vampire series True Blood, its arrival came at just the right time. The Twilight series was everywhere and horror was hitting the mainstream at every shopping mall in America. True Blood had creator Alan Ball at its side, therefore, already providing a sense of authenticity due to his resume consisting of the Oscar winning American Beauty and HBO’s earlier series, Six Feet Under. It’s through True Blood that America was introduced to Australian actor Ryan Kwanten who played the air headed yet lovable Jason Stackhouse. Kwanten has created a name for himself in the genre with Knights Of Badassdom, Dead Silence, and the underrated Griff The Invisible. His career is subtle overall, but he has the charisma to become a leading man and hope he gets a role that will get a more mainstream appeal. He seems to want to feel out other genres and avoid typecasting and, »

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“If That Kid Hits Me in the Face, I’m Going to Hit You in the Face”: Tony McNamara on Ashby

5 October 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In an early scene in Ashby, an English teacher asks the film’s young protagonist Ed (Nat Wolff) to expound on the themes of Ernest Hemingway. Wolff answers, “Proving you’re a man by trying to get killed,” tossing off the line as if it were an absurd relic of a less enlightened era. He then spends the remainder of the film embracing that antiquated view of American masculinity, whether it be in pursuing classmate Emma Roberts, taking a hit on the football field or befriending his terminally ill, ex-cia assassin neighbor Ashby (Mickey Rourke). Ashby writer/director Tony McNamara describes the film as […] »

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Giveaway: Win Blunt Force Trauma on Blu-ray

5 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Want to win “Blunt Force Trauma” on Blu-ray? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries Must be in by 12Pm Est on Friday October 9th. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Two duelists wearing Kevlar vests stand in opposing circles; face each other, draw and shoot. The one left standing in the circle wins. John (Ryan Kwanten), a talented young shooter seeks the ultimate due with the champion, Zorringer (Mickey Rouke), while Colt (Freida Pinto) seeks revenge for the death of her brother. The new movie stars Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Ryan Kwanten, and Maruia Shelton. “Blunt Force Trauma”  [ Read More ]

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John Abraham postponed Rocky Handsome for Shruti Haasan

5 October 2015 3:59 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After the comic romp in Welcome Back, audiences were supposed to go straight to John Abraham's action avatar in Nishikant Kamat's Rocky Handsome. While Welcome Back opened in the first week of September, Rocky Handsome was scheduled for the first week of October. But now Rocky Handsome will open on February 5. Explaining the reason for the change John said, "Rocky Handsome again has me and Shruti Haasan in the lead. It would've been a bit of an overdose especially considering that I had not been seen in any film for two years before Welcome Back." John Abraham is very confident about Rocky Handsome. "It doesn't matter when it is released. It is a very powerful story. It's got terrific action. But action on its own cannot attract audiences. Rocky Handsome also has a solid emotional content. People have liked the bond between the hero and the little girl in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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True Blood's Ryan Kwanten meets Mickey Rourke in Blunt Force Trauma clip

2 October 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Kwanten learnt a lot about guns as Jason Stackhouse in True Blood, and he'll be putting that to good use in his new film Blunt Force Trauma.

The Australian actor leads the cast of the new thriller, which also stars Mickey Rourke and Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto. Digital Spy has an exclusive clip from the film below:

Blunt Force Trauma follows the journey of John (Kwanten) and the aptly-named Colt (Pinto) as gunfighters and lovers, as they attempt to climb the ranks in the underground dueling world.

Speaking about the movie, Kwanten told us that it's not your typical Taken-style action film: "It really had some interesting existential throwbacks to the 1970s-style films, which I really like.

"I obviously grew up in the '70s, I remember my dad showing me High Plains Drifter when I was way too young! There was some nice allusions to that, »

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San Diego Film Festival: The Biggest Highlights and Honorees

30 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s San Diego Film Festival again partners with Variety to honor four stars: Adrien Brody will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award; the Reframed Humanitarian Award will go to Geena Davis; the Auteur Award is being given to Brit Marling; and John Boyega will get the Rising Star Award.

Sdff will fete the honorees on Oct. 1 at Variety’s Night of the Stars tribute and party.

Two high-profile films anchor the fest: It opens with “Septembers of Shiraz” (pictured), Wayne Blair’s Iranian thriller starring Brody and Salma Hayek; and it will host the world premiere of Lawrence Roeck’s “Diablo,” starring Scott Eastwood, Camilla Belle, Walton Goggins and Danny Glover.

“This is a nice coup for us,” says programming VP Tonya Mantooth.

A western set in the 1870s, “Diablo” was lensed by cinematographer Dean Cundey.

Other highlights from the Gala, Competition, Spotlight and Short Film sections include Daniel Alfredson’s “Go With Me, »

- Iain Blair

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Ashby | Review

30 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Three Months to Kill: McNamara’s Derivative Hodge-Podge

You’ll neither laugh nor cry, but hover somewhere in an emotionally dysthymic plateau watching Tony McNamara’s sophomore debut, Ashby. It’s the Australian director’s sophomore feature, his first time behind the camera in over a decade following the well-received 2003 film The Rage in Placid Lake. Since then, he has worked exclusively as a writer for television, experience readily evident in certain verbal witticisms glancing through this latest feature. And yet, this also feels like some oddball made-for-television feature, mashing a handful of genres into pulpy goo made up of assassin espionage, familial bonding, and adolescent melancholia tinged with romance.

Improbably focused on the relationship of a terminal ex-assassin bonding with his next door neighbor, a precocious high school student, the developing relationship changes their trajectories—in all the ways you could possibly predict considering each of their backgrounds. But »

- Nicholas Bell

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Win Blunt Force Trauma on DVD

30 September 2015 2:21 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Blunt Force Trauma on 5th October, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD. Starring Mickey Rourke (Sin City), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Blunt Force Trauma follows the journey of John (Kwanten) and Colt (Pinto), gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very

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