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TCM's Oscar Series: Phony Oscar-Winning Biopic, Minor Hawn Classic

5 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, with more recent fare – as in, several films released in the last four decades. Among these are The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, A Beautiful Mind, Swing Shift, and Broadcast News. John Milius' The Wind and the Lion and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King are both 1975 releases featuring “Westerners” (i.e., white people) stranded in “exotic” and potentially dangerous locales (i.e., places inhabited by dark-skinned non-Christians) in the distant past: the former in early 20th century Morocco; the latter in a remote region in colonial India in the late 19th century. (That particular area, Kafiristan, is located in today's Afghanistan.) The thematic similarities between the two films end there, for »

- Andre Soares

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The Weird Way Kurt Russell Affected Jennifer Jason Leigh During The Hateful Eight

14 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Making movies is an intense experience, and as the cast and crew spend long hours in tense, stressful situations for months at a time, this time together can have a lasting, lingering impact. Such is the case with Quentin Tarantino.s latest, the western chamber drama The Hateful Eight, but it turns out that Kurt Russell left a weird imprint on his costar Jennifer Jason Leigh. If you.ve seen The Hateful Eight you know that Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is up for an Oscar for her performance as outlaw Daisy Domergue, spends most of it handcuffed to Kurt Russell.s bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth. Talking to Variety, the actress explained that, while in early rehearsals this was an awkward situation they had to deal with, after a few days, they "were dancing" as if they.d been connected like this for years. In fact, it even left »

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The Weird Way Kurt Russell Effected Jennifer Jason Leigh During The Hateful Eight

14 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Making movies is an intense experience, and as the cast and crew spend long hours in tense, stressful situations for months at a time, this time together can have a lasting, lingering impact. Such is the case with Quentin Tarantino.s latest, the western chamber drama The Hateful Eight, but it turns out that Kurt Russell left a weird imprint on his costar Jennifer Jason Leigh. If you.ve seen The Hateful Eight you know that Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is up for an Oscar for her performance as outlaw Daisy Domergue, spends most of it handcuffed to Kurt Russell.s bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth. Talking to Variety, the actress explained that, while in early rehearsals this was an awkward situation they had to deal with, after a few days, they "were dancing" as if they.d been connected like this for years. In fact, it even left »

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Kurt Russell Destroyed a Priceless Antique While Shooting 'The Hateful Eight'

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hateful Eight has many scenes that are painful to watch, and hard to sit through on a visceral level. The emotions run high, and the violence is rampant. This is expected from a Quentin Tarantino movie. But there is one scene in the movie that literally has stomachs turning, but not because of all the blood. As it turns out, a priceless antique was destroyed on screen. And it can never be replaced. They say pain is temporary, film is forever. We're not sure how the owners of this trashed object feel about that sentiment, though.

As it turns out, Daisy Domergue wasn't the only one shocked by John Ruth's actions when he obliterates her guitar. As it turns out, this key scene actually shows star Kurt Russell completely demolishing an irreplaceable artifact that was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum in Pennsylvania. The broken guitar, which sits beyond repair, »

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Martin Is Not Happy Kurt Russell Smashed Its Priceless Antique Guitar in Hateful Eight

17 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When C.F. Martin & Co. lent a priceless, 140-year-old guitar to Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight, it was on the understanding that it would be returned unharmed. Seeing that the film's script involved Kurt Russell smashing the instrument in a fit of rage, the production came up with a skillful workaround: Between shots, they would swap the guitar out with one of six replicas made precisely for that purpose. Except that isn't quite what happened. As the film's sound mixer Mark Ulano recalled this week, "Somehow that didn’t get communicated to Kurt ... Kurt shattered the antique guitar and everyone was pretty freaked out," including Jennifer Jason Leigh, whose authentic look of shock apparently delighted Tarantino. Though those involved with the production swore Martin took the loss in stride, that was apparently because the company didn't quite understand just how the guitar got destroyed. After reading about Ulano's remarks on blogs like anyone else, »

- Nate Jones

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Museum Is Pissed After Kurt Russell Accidentally Smashes Priceless Antique Guitar in ‘The Hateful Eight’

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight,” Kurt Russell‘s character smashes a guitar to stop Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s character from playing it. It turns out that the guitar he used in the scene was a priceless 145-year-old instrument on loan from Pennsylvania’s Martin Guitar Museum. “We were informed that it was an accident on set,” museum director Dick Boak told Reverb. “We assumed that a scaffolding or something fell on it. We understand that things happen, but at the same time we can’t take this lightly. All this about the guitar being smashed being written into the script and that somebody. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Hateful Eight Destroyed A Priceless Artifact And A Museum Is Pissed

5 February 2016 8:06 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There.s a glorious scene in Quentin Tarantino.s The Hateful Eight where Jennifer Jason Leigh.s Daisy Domergue picks up a guitar and begins to play a song. The song is quiet and haunting and it adds a level of menace to the proceedings inside Minnie.s Haberdashery. At the end of the scene, an angry Kurt Russell grabs the guitar and smashes it in a fit of rage. Daisy Domergue appears horrified. Well, it turns out that look of horror was actually from Jennifer Jason Leigh, because that guitar was a 145 year old antique and the actor had just destroyed it. Reverb published the story a couple of days ago about what happened to the guitar. Apparently, the plan had been to cut the scene at the end of the song, and then swap the antique out for a replica, that "The Hangman" John Ruth would then destroy. »

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UK poster for cannibal western Bone Tomahawk featuring Kurt Russell

5 February 2016 5:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go before its UK release, a new quad poster has arrived online for the upcoming cannibal western Bone Tomahawk featuring Kurt Russell; take a look below…

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A stranger (David Arquette) rolls into the tiny Western town of Bright Hope, immediately drawing the suspicions of the backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins). He alerts the town’s sheriff, Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and in an ensuing scuffle, the stranger is wounded and put in jail. Summoned to tend to the wounded man is the beautiful Samantha O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons), whose successful working-class husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) is laid out at home with a broken leg.

Sometime in the night, a local stable boy is torn to pieces, horses are stolen and Samantha and the stranger disappear. The only clue left behind is a rather peculiar looking arrow, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Channing Tatum Auditioned For A Fast And Furious Sequel, And It Went Horribly Wrong

4 February 2016 1:26 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Over the years, the Fast & Furious franchise has made outstanding choices when it comes to extending its cinematic "family" on screen. Everyone from Dwayne Johnson to Kurt Russell has been added as a cohort with each passing Fast & Furious chapter, which has helped expand the audience and keep the movies feeling fresh. But not everyone who goes out for a Furious role wins the part. especially when they have a disastrous audition like the one that Channing Tatum endured.   The man also known as Magic Mike has been making the rounds promoting his role in Hail, Caesar!, the latest from the Coen Brothers. But when asked by Jimmy Kimmel about his worst audition, Channing Tatum surprised most of us (Ok, maybe just me) by admitting that he once went out for a role in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift -- mainly because he wanted to visit Tokyo. However, he tanked his »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh on Being Handcuffed to Kurt Russell in ‘The Hateful Eight’

4 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After years of outstanding performances, Jennifer Jason Leigh has earned her first Oscar nomination, for her portrayal of Daisy Domergue, the female fugitive at the center of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”

How did you get the news about the Oscar nomination?

I woke up to a bunch of texts on my phone. I didn’t wake up to watch it, but a lot of my friends did. My mom was incredibly happy for me. It was nice to be able to have that with her, because the last time there was this much talk about it was for “Georgia,” which my mom (Barbara Turner) wrote. And it sounds corny, but I do feel this nomination is a reflection of the work we all did; I share it with all the Haters.

For your audition, I believe Quentin read the script with you?

It was funny, because they sent »

- Jenelle Riley

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'Fast and Furious 9' and 10 Release Dates Announced

3 February 2016 7:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We've been hearing for quite a while that the Fast & Furious franchise would be a 10 movie saga. Universal has now confirmed that, handing out release dates for the next two movies in the series, following the already announced Fast & Furious 8. It was star Vin Diesel who announced the news on his official Instagram account.

Last night, Vin Diesel confirmed that Fast & Furious 8 is arriving on April 14, 2017. It will go into production later this year, after shooting on XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is completed. Fast & Furious 8 currently has this spring date all to itself.

Vin Diesel will then return to reprise his role as Dominic Toretto in Fast & Furious 9, which will hit theaters April 19, 2019. At this time, it has no competition at the box office. But Fast Franchise star Dwayne Johnson will be seen in DC's Shazam! the previous week. The entire Fast & Furious saga will then come to »

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Star-Lord's Walkman Returns in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Set Photo

2 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we showed you the first photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, shared by writer-director James Gunn himself. The photos feature the director rehearsing with stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista and the director's brother Sean Gunn, who plays the on-set version of Rocket Raccoon. Chris Pratt also took to his Instagram page earlier today, to showcase his now-iconic Sony Walkman, which has the cassette tape of Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Here's what the actor had to say to his social media followers, revealing how "ecstatic" he is to be back on set.

"Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. »

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Hollywood Couples Who Have Been Together the Longest

2 February 2016 11:23 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Last year was a rough year for celebrity couples. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are just a few of the famous duos who called it quits. Still, it's also not hard to find inspiring love stories in Hollywood. As the divorce rate drops across the Us, couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are proving two people can grow together in marriages. And then there are duos who withstand the test of time even without a marriage license. Take, for instance, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, two stars who don't want to get married but whose commitment hasn't seemed to waver in over 30 years. Keep reading to see every loving pair who's in it to win it! »

- Nick Maslow

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James Gunn Shares Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Bts Images

2 February 2016 8:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Though nobody is in costume just yet, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn has posted a couple of behind-the-scenes snaps from the Marvel sequel’s rehearsal room.

Above you can get a look at Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax), Gunn himself and finally, his brother Sean Gunn, who is standing in for Rocket while Bradley Cooper will once again provide the volatile Racoon’s voice in the actual movie. There’s also an image of a grumpy-looking Michael Rooker, who will returns as the blue-skinned leader of the Ravagers, Yondu.

Unfortunately, these images don’t really reveal anything about the film itself, but they’re fun shots that fans will definitely enjoy and they should tide us over until we get something more official.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017 and will »

- Mark Cassidy

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First 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Set Photos Reunite the Cast

2 February 2016 7:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director James Gunn is a master at social media, and eager to please fans with as much behind-the-scenes intel as he can share. Today, he gives us our first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set. He's gathered his cast for a rehearsal and table read. For the first time, we get to see the main team reunited. In the first photo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Sean Gunn (Rocket Raccoon stand-in) gather around the filmmaker, acting out a scene where they all see something looming in the distance. About the photo, James Gunn says this.

"When someone's screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting. With Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Sean Gunn. #GotGVol2 - with Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista (Batista) and Sean Gunn."

The director also shares a second photo. »

- MovieWeb

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Beauty vs Beast: Crazy Comes Classified

1 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" for your consideration -- Jennifer Jason Leigh will be celebrating her 54th birthday this upcoming Friday February 5th, after finally earning a long overdue Oscar nomination this year with her joyously profane work as "Daisy Dahmer-goo" (sorry I can only type it like Kurt Russell says it) in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

But Daisy's hardly my favorite villainous turn from the actress - she's always been willing to tap into the crazy, and that was a willingness that reaped righteously trashy rewards with 1992's psycho-roomate-thriller Single White Female, one of my favorites from the "psycho [fill in the blank] genre" that dominated in the early 90s. And meeting her all the way was a terrifically sweet and dazed Bridget Fonda (good god I miss Bridget Fonda), slinking around foolishly in that silver coat that haunts my dreams.

Previously Last week's actressy showdown »

- JA

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: James Gunn Has Already Cast Star-Lord's Father, and Other Updates

1 February 2016 10:10 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

You gotta love the fact that we live in an age where fans are able to communicate so freely with their favorite directors--even directors of the biggest films in Hollywood. While some producers like to break news through Facebook (I'm looking at you, Vin Diesel), there are some who prefer to do so through Twitter. Our friend James Gunn falls in the latter category, especially as of late, where he's given updates regarding next year's opus Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

One of the bigger mysteries coming out of the first film was the question of who Peter Quill's father was. From day one, we've heard rumors left and right about who Daddy Quill would be played by (and most recently, Kurt Russell was rumored), though there have been no official confirmations from anyone at Marvel, nor Gunn himself. However, in a recent answer to a Twitter follower, Gunn »

- Joseph Medina

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We're now in February, over a month from when "The Hateful Eight" first hit theaters, and with the film well out of the top ten at the box office, the timing of this video might seem a bit late. However, if you have yet to see Quentin Tarantino's movie, this is a pretty good primer to dive into before you check out the western (which is still playing in 505 cinemas). If you've already watched the movie, think of this as the bonus round. Read More: Review: Quentin Tarantino's Gleefully Nasty 'The Hateful Eight' With Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson & More In early January, Tarantino sat down with Premiere magazine in France to talk about the five movies to see before "The Hateful Eight," and it's a pretty good list. Of course, John Carpenter's "The Thing" is on there ("The Hateful Eight" utilizes »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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James Gunn says Star-Lord’s father and the main villain have been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

30 January 2016 12:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 moving quickly towards production, having held a table read and rehearsals this past week, director James Gunn has been holding an impromptu Q&A with fans on Twitter.

The talking point is Gunn’s announcement that the roles of Star-Lord’s father and the main villain(s) have been cast:

Yes. https://t.co/PSGfv90Ofr

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 29, 2016

As for the identity of Star-Lord’s father, Gunn continues to give very little away, save for the fact that it won’t be J’son of Spartax.

Won’t get into his name but he’s not the same character as in the comics. https://t.co/BEJ9RpQufa

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 29, 2016

As yet, there’s been no word on which actors might have nabbed these roles, although Kurt Russell has confirmed that he’s had talks with Marvel following rumours »

- Gary Collinson

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Has Cast Star-Lord's Dad and the Villain

29 January 2016 3:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director James Gunn is a master at manipulating social media for his own agenda, giving fans just enough information to keep them satiated while not revealing anything that is too spoilery. He has once again taken to his personal Twitter page to give an update on the movie. And the most revealing piece of intel is the fact that he has, in fact, cast Star-Lord's Dad in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And he has cast the main villain.

That said, he does not reveal the identity of either actor. Which all of a sudden seems to be the new norm when it comes to Marvel casting over the past week. It was earlier revealed that Danny Rand has been cast in the upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist. But the studio has not revealed the identity of that actor either. When will the new faces behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 be revealed? »

- MovieWeb

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