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‘Legion’: Noah Hawley’s ‘Romance of the Mind’ Might Be Hiding a Heart of Darkness

15 February 2017 8:07 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Legion” Season 1, “Chapter 2.”]

Apocalypse Now

Maybe the wild premiere left me Fubar, but the opening of “Legion’s” second episode gave off major “Apocalypse Now” vibes. David’s ominous, deadened voiceover recalled Martin Sheen’s war-torn work in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic. The song — “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads — served as a modern stand-in for The Doors’ “The End,” which would be far too on-the-nose (and overused) to be repurposed yet again, but the notes guided a slow, seemingly peaceful riverboat ride; an iconic wartime image, countlessly repurposed in many an action film, but never so effectively alluding to the horrors hidden on each riverbed as in the Oscar-winning 1979 film.

Read More: ‘Legion’ Premiere: The 9 Moments That Make It a Masterpiece

And there are horrors lurking in “Legion” — literal and figurative. As sunlight shone through the trees above, men in “black masks, boots, and the one they called, ‘The Eye, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Legion’: Noah Hawley’s ‘Romance of the Mind’ Might Be Hiding a Heart of Darkness

15 February 2017 8:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Legion” Season 1, “Chapter 2.”]

Apocalypse Now

Maybe the wild premiere left me Fubar, but the opening of “Legion’s” second episode gave off major “Apocalypse Now” vibes. David’s ominous, deadened voiceover recalled Martin Sheen’s war-torn work in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic. The song — “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads — served as a modern stand-in for The Doors’ “The End,” which would be far too on-the-nose (and overused) to be repurposed yet again, but the notes guided a slow, seemingly peaceful riverboat ride; an iconic wartime image, countlessly repurposed in many an action film, but never so effectively alluding to the horrors hidden on each riverbed as in the Oscar-winning 1979 film.

Read More: ‘Legion’ Premiere: The 9 Moments That Make It a Masterpiece

And there are horrors lurking in “Legion” — literal and figurative. As sunlight shone through the trees above, men in “black masks, boots, and the one they called, ‘The Eye, »

- Ben Travers

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Grace and Frankie: Season Three Premiere Date Announced by Netflix (Video)

8 February 2017 5:43 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Mark your calendars, Grace and Frankie fans. Today, Netflix announced season three of the TV series will premiere on March 24th.From Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, the comedy stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as unlikely friends who come together after their husbands announce they're gay and in love. The cast also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, and June Diane Raphael.Read More… »

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 3 Sets Netflix Release Date in Buzzy New Teaser

8 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

New episodes of “Grace and Frankie” are on the way — and arriving soon! Netflix has set March 24 as the Season 3 release date, announcing the timing in a new video you can watch below.

Grace and Frankie” tracks the lives of two women who were friends by marriage only, who later became besties when both their husbands came out of the closet. Season 2 ended with a few serious scenes — and a badass walk-out by stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin — but the show is a deft blend of comedy and drama, emphasizing the multifaceted talents of a cast that also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and June Diane Raphael.

Read More: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Want To Release More Than One Season of ‘Grace and Frankie’ a Year

Though March 24 is more than a month earlier than the Season 2 debut, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have made it clear they »

- Ben Travers

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 3 Sets Netflix Release Date in Buzzy New Teaser

8 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New episodes of “Grace and Frankie” are on the way — and arriving soon! Netflix has set March 24 as the Season 3 release date, announcing the timing in a new video you can watch below.

Grace and Frankie” tracks the lives of two women who were friends by marriage only, who later became besties when both their husbands came out of the closet. Season 2 ended with a few serious scenes — and a badass walk-out by stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin — but the show is a deft blend of comedy and drama, emphasizing the multifaceted talents of a cast that also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and June Diane Raphael.

Read More: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Want To Release More Than One Season of ‘Grace and Frankie’ a Year

Though March 24 is more than a month earlier than the Season 2 debut, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have made it clear they »

- Ben Travers

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Dane DeHaan Joins Voice Cast Of ‘The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’

1 February 2017 10:32 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Dane DeHaan, who has the title role in Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and stars in the upcoming A Cure For Wellness, has just joined Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons in the voice cast for animated feature The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island from Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory Kids. He will play the role of Joe, a handyman with a mysterious past. The film, directed by Dan Chuba, Mark Dippé and Anna Chi, also stars Joey King (Independe… »

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New Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of 'Firestarter' releasing from Scream Factory

28 January 2017 6:43 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Seth Metoyer,

MoreHorror.com

A new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Firestarter will become available on March 14th, 2017 via Scream Factory.

I'm excited about this one as it's one of my personal favorite Stephen King movie adaptations. Check out all the details below, including a lot of new bonus features.

From The Press Release

Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from "The Shop," the threatening government agency which wants to control her…or destroy her?

Available March 14th, 2017 from Scream Factory, the Collector’s Edition of Firestarter comes loaded with bonus features, including a new 2k scan of the inter-positive film element, new interviews with director Mark L. Lester, »

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Francis Ford Coppola Launches Kickstarter For Apocalypse Now Video Game, Pitched As “Psychedelic Horror RPG”

26 January 2017 3:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Apocalypse Now, one of the most revered films ever committed to celluloid, is being prepped for a video game adaptation – and it has the backing of Francis Ford Coppola.

Entitled Apocalypse Now – The Game, a crack team of industry writers and developers have now set up an official Kickstarter page with a funding target of $900,000. It’s pitched as an “immersive, psychedelic horror RPG,” and will be built by developers that have worked across the likes of Gears Of War, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2 and Pillars Of Eternity. Montgomery Markland will handle direction, with Rob Auten and Lawrence Liberty attached to write and executive produce, respectively.

Thrusting players into the grubby boots of  Captain Willard (played Martin Sheen in the original classic), Apocalypse Now – The Game takes place during the flashpoint of Coppola’s masterpiece, when Willard ventures deep into the Vietnam jungle to locate the renegade known as Colonel Kurtz. »

- Michael Briers

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Francis Ford Coppola Launches Kickstarter to Bring Us the Horror with ‘Apocalypse Now’ Video Game

26 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While cinema maestro Francis Ford Coppola hasn’t put out a feature film since 2011’s Twixt, he has just announced plans for a massive project. As Deadline reports, the director is set to return to the world of his seminal classic Apocalypse Now — but not in any traditional cinematic form. Instead, there are plans to create “an immersive, psychedelic horror RPG” where the player would step into the boots of Captain Benjamin Willard (originally portrayed by Martin Sheen) and journey into their own personal hell: Vietnam. To get things off the ground, his team has created a Kickstarter, where everything from downloads of the game (expected, as of now, for a release in October, 2020) to a making-of documentary will be gifted in return.

Says the director:

“Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come. Today, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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A video game based on Apocalypse Now is on the way. Coppola involved

26 January 2017 3:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An Apocalypse Now video game, based on the 1970s Vietnam film of the same name, is in active development. The folks behind the likes of Gears Of War, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2 and Pillars Of Eternity are bringing the game to consoles, which is said to be a role-playing-style game, described as “psychological horror” in tone.

The best news is that Francis Ford Coppola is involved – and he has released some comments via an official statement of the game’s announcement.

“Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come,” Coppola said. “Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. I’ve been watching video games grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, »

- Paul Heath

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Tracks (2013) – The DVD Review

25 January 2017 6:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sometimes a movie is worth waiting for.  If you know anything about the production of motion pictures you may know that it can take years, sometimes decades, to get a film made.  One such Hollywood story was the movie Jacob’s Ladder, the script for which became legendary as having been read by almost every producer, director and actor who works in the production of movies.    When it finally did get made, well, if you’ve seen it, you probably know its pretty damn good.

In  the 1980s I read Robyn Davidson’s book Tracks about her crossing the Australian Outback with camels starting at Alice Springs, the largest town in the outback.  The journey was almost  2000 miles and was covered by a photographer from National Geographic, at Robyn Davidson’s request.

Her book was fascinating, and at the time,( this was in the 1980s,) I thought it would make a great movie. »

- Sam Moffitt

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Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features Include New Audio Commentary with Director Mark L. Lester

25 January 2017 10:33 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Get ready to run from the Shop, because Scream Factory will unleash their Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on March 14th, complete with bonus features that include a new audio commentary by director Mark L. Lester, who reflects on his adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novel.

Press Release: Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene “Charlie” McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from “The Shop,” the threatening government agency which wants to control her…or destroy her? Available March 14th, 2017 from Scream Factory, the Collector’s Edition of Firestarter comes loaded with bonus features, including a new 2k scan of the inter-positive film element, new interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, »

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The Dead Zone

24 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Screenwriter Jeff Boam’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1979 novel is one of the best: a multi-layered psychic/political thriller with an end-of-the-world subplot. King’s crowd-pleasing theatrics help leaven the director’s clinical approach, resulting in one of Cronenberg’s most accessible (and financially successful) films. Christopher Walken is the doomstruck psychic who can foretell the future, supported by a solid cast including the great Herbert Lom and Martin Sheen (whose venal, two-faced politician seems to have anticipated several subsequent real-life candidates).

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Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’ Adds Stacey Sargeant; Joseph Ferrante Cast In ‘LAbyrinth’

23 January 2017 1:16 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stacey Sargeant has been cast in the Netflix original film Come Sunday, joining Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Keith Stanfield and Condola Rashad. Based on a 2005 The American Life radio episode, the film adaptation is directed by Joshua Marston with a script by Marcus Hinchey. It is true story of a renowned evangelical minister Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. Sargeant plays Nicky Brown, a working single… »

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'Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence': Series Concludes With Debunk of Simpson Son Theory

17 January 2017 8:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Investigation Discovery docuseries Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence concluded its run Tuesday night with the theory of O.J. Simpson's son, Jason Simpson, being the sole perpetrator in the infamous double homicide being debunked by law enforcement experts. 

Narrated by Martin Sheen, the final episodes, "The Charlie Theory" and "What Really Happened," included interviews with Kato Kaelin and O.J. Simpson's limo driver from the night of the slayings of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman

Lapd forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie and Rhode Island police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur worked with Dallas-based private investigator and author of O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove »

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The West Wing: Lin-Manuel Miranda Creates a Tribute to the NBC Series

16 January 2017 8:34 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Hamilton isn't the only political figure Lin-Manuel Miranda can rap about. Recently, the Broadway star wrote a musical tribute to the classic NBC series The West Wing, TVLine reports.Created by Aaron Sorkin, the political drama was set in the West Wing of the White House and followed the staff of the fictional U.S. president Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen). The cast also included Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe, Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, and John Spencer. The show ran for seven seasons before ending in 2006.Read More… »

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'Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence': Experts Dig Into O.J. Simpson Son Theory

16 January 2017 8:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Experts in the new Investigation Discovery docuseries Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence continued to examine a theory in Monday's third and fourth installments that O.J. Simpson's son Jason may have killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

The six-part true-crime series premiered Sunday and wasted no time introducing an alternate version of June 12, 1994, to the one that gripped the nation following the double homicide.

Narrated by Martin Sheen, the latest episodes, "Person of Interest" and "About the Alibi," revolve around Lapd forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie, Rhode Island police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur and Dallas-based private investigator William Dear examining Dear's Jason theory.

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap About ‘The West Wing’ (Video)

16 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda has moved from rapping about the Washington Administration to rapping about the Bartlett Administration. The Tony-winning “Hamilton” creator and “Moana” songwriter has released a new rap set for “The West Wing Weekly,” a podcast that provides in-depth analysis on every single episode of Aaron Sorkin’s famed Bush-era political drama. The show features guest appearances from former political staffers and is co-hosted by “West Wing” cast member Joshua Malina, who provides an insider’s perspective. For this episode, Miranda collaborated with the podcast creator, Hrishikesh Hirway, to create “What’s Next?”, a song named after Martin Sheen’s oft-repeated catchphrase during his run. »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings a New Song for ‘The West Wing’: ‘What’s Next?’

16 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

More than 10 years after President Bartlet left the White House, “The West Wing” continues to feel relevant — maybe now more than ever. On the eve of this Friday’s presidential inauguration, “Hamilton” creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a new song for the West Wing Weekly podcast named after one of the political drama’s most oft-repeated questions: “What’s Next?” Watch below.

“Ginger get the popcorn / The filibuster is in / I’m Toby Ziegler with the drop in / What kind of day has it been?” begins the track, which is accompanied by footage of the show. Created by Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” ran for seven seasons between 1999 and 2006 and took place in what increasingly seems like an alternate reality where our elected officials do their utmost to serve the American people rather than themselves. »

- Michael Nordine

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings a New Song for ‘The West Wing’: ‘What’s Next?’

16 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More than 10 years after President Bartlet left the White House, “The West Wing” continues to feel relevant — maybe now more than ever. On the eve of this Friday’s presidential inauguration, “Hamilton” creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a new song for the West Wing Weekly podcast named after one of the political drama’s most oft-repeated questions: “What’s Next?” Watch below.

Read More: Scottish Newspaper Compares Donald Trump’s Inauguration to a ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode

“Ginger get the popcorn / The filibuster is in / I’m Toby Ziegler with the drop in / What kind of day has it been?” begins the track, which is accompanied by footage of the show. Created by Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” ran for seven seasons between 1999 and 2006 and took place in what increasingly seems like an alternate reality where our elected officials do their utmost to serve the American people rather than themselves. »

- Michael Nordine

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