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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1986

26 August 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...

A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.

As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »

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McC, Paul Hanson launch Covert Media

26 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The co-founder and former COO of Qed International has teamed up with Media Content Capital on the production, financing and distribution company.

McC, run by Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine who also operate Qed Holdings, is fully funding the Los Angeles-based venture and Hanson will serve as CEO.

Covert Media’s initial mandate is to make three or four films a year in the $10-50m range before broadening the parameters and exploring episodic content.

Covert will service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, although details about sales personnel were not forthcoming at time of writing. Shapiro and Lessine engaged Fortitude International to oversee the slate prior to Cannes in a temporary arragement.

The Qed roster includes Barry Levinson’s comedy Rock The Kasbah starring Bill Murray, Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, Franny starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, Time Out of Mind also with »

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Covert Media Launching With Former Annapurna Exec Paul Hanson

26 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three weeks before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, Media Content Capital and veteran film exec Paul Hanson are launching Covert Media to produce, finance and distribute three to four films a year.

The films will carry budgets in the $10 million to $50 million range, which is less popular with the six major studios, given their focus on tentpoles and franchises.

Media Content is led by financiers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine. Hanson is the former co-founder and chief operating officer of Qed International and served as chief operating officer of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for the past two years.

He will serve as co-founder and CEO of the new company. The company said Wednesday that it will expand into a broader spectrum of budget sizes and into other media such as episodic content.

Covert will also service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, which has »

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Tiff rolls out the red carpet for Johnny Depp, Jessica Chastain, and more

25 August 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.

Johnny DeppJoel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica ChastainMatt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The MartianJake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.

There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »

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17 actors impersonating other actors: Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Nicholson impression is crazy good

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You might think you can do a decent Christopher Walken, but really, you can't touch the professionals. Here, from Kevin Spacey to Steve Coogan, are the very finest impersonators in the business (of other people in the business).

1. Kevin Spacey

Actors impersonated: Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken

To know Kevin Spacey is to know his impersonations. Willing to bust out a Brando at the drop of a hat, the former Old Vic head honcho was more than willing to obey James Lipton's commands during his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio.

Ps - there are Kevin Spacey impressions, then there are Kevin Spacey impressions in front of the people he's impersonating. Ladies and gentlemen, Al Pacino and "Al Pacino".

2. Bradley Cooper

Actors impersonated: Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, Christian Bale

Everyone can do a Christopher Walken - even if it's a terrible Christopher Walken »

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Exclusive: Check out episode 2 of Pacino & Walken: Roomies!

23 August 2015 9:32 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The animated misadventures of Al Pacino and Christopher Walken continue in episode 2 of Roomies! Check out Episode 1 of Roomies here if you need to catch up! In this second episode, Al Pacino hopes for the possibility of a Godfather 4 and then takes Christopher Walken along with him to Robert De Niro's agent's office, in order to figure out why Bobby keeps getting all these acting gigs... Read More »

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E*Trade Responds to Harvey Keitel Lawsuit: "No Deal"

19 August 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When Harvey Keitel filed a lawsuit against E*Trade in June for allegedly reneging on "firm and binding" offer to appear in a series of commercials for the online brokerage company, he failed to include the part where the offer was "contingent upon the results of the background check, and of course coming to terms on scripts, compensation, etc." So says E*Trade in a motion to dismiss filed in New York Supreme Court. Keitel alleges that after E*Trade attempted unsuccessfully to hire Christopher Walken, it turned to him. He says the deal was $1.5 million for three commercials. {

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Watch: Jonathan Demme’s 1-Hour Talk With Werner Herzog

18 August 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the public opinion remains somewhat divided on the merit of Jonathan Demme’s latest, the Diablo Cody-penned rock n’ roll dramedy “Ricki & the Flash,” it’s hard to dispute the director’s legendary standing in the last half-century or so of American cinema. After bursting onto the scene with a series of idiosyncratic, deeply personal comedies that shed light on the forgotten back roads of America, (the marvelous “Melvin and Howard” and the deeply weird “Something Wild” are highlights) Demme brought his decidedly singular vision to the mainstream in pictures like “Philadelphia” and his Oscar-winning serial killer masterpiece, “The Silence of the Lambs.” His recent output has been more mixed—“Rachel Getting Married” is fantastic, “The Truth About Charlie” is not so much—but Demme is and was a titan in the American movie scene. Read More: Laff: Jonathan Demme Talks Rooting For The Underdog, Rock Star Meryl Streep, »

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

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First Poster for Disney's Live-Action The Jungle Book

17 August 2015 11:11 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Disney has unveiled the first poster for the upcoming live-action version of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book," which is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). Check it out below. In the movie, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he's forced to abandon the only home he's ever known. "The Jungle Book" has a voice cast comprised of Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Bill Murray. It's set to hit theaters on April 15th, 2016. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Footage From "The Jungle Book"

17 August 2015 8:33 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek "The Jungle Book", the upcoming live-action 3D feature directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, remaking the 1967 animated feature of the same name, starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, opening April 15, 2016:

"...'Mowgli', a young orphan boy, is found in a basket in the deep jungles of India by 'Bagheera', a black panther who promptly takes him to a mother wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted with jungle life..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Jungle Book"...


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Disney's new live action The Jungle Book: first poster

16 August 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here the first poster for Jon Favreau's upcoming live action The Jungle Book movie...

The next live action take on one of its animated films that Disney is bringing to the screen is The Jungle Book. Not for the first time, the studio is going back to the original Rudyard Kipling text for its 2016 release, which is being directed by Iron Man and Zathura (yep, we'll keep beating the drum for that film) helmer Jon Favreau.

The new Jungle Book features the voice work of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Lupita Nyong'o, with newcomer Neel Sethi taking on the role of Mowgli. And Disney released a first poster from The Jungle Book over the weekend.

Without further ado, it's right here...

The Jungle Book is set for release on April 15th 2016 in the UK. Andy Serkis, meanwhile, is directing a rival Jungle Book project, »

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D23: 'The Jungle Book' Presentation with Jon Favreau and Cast

16 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As a part of yesterday's D23 Expo, Walt Disney Pictures presented their highly-anticipated adaptation of The Jungle Book in front of a packed crowd in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center yesterday. In case you weren't able to make it to Anaheim yesterday, we've got you covered, with new video interviews with director Jon Favreau, stars Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o. The movie was presented as part of the studio's massive two-hour panel Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios, which also featured Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Finest Hours, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesMarvel's Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and LucasFilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

After an introduction by Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Jon Favreau, »

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Stars And Filmmakers At Saturday’s D23 Expo 2015 Provide Star Wars And Pirates Of The Caribbean Surprises

15 August 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”

After welcoming the crowd to D23 Expo 2015, Horn introduced Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President »

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New poster for Disney's live-action The Jungle Book is revealed

15 August 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Forget about your worries and your strife, because Disney has revealed a new poster for its upcoming live-action The Jungle Book.

The poster was unveiled during Disney's D23 conference, alongside first-look footage from Jon Favreau's adaptation of the classic animated film.

The Jungle Book stars newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, as well as Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyongo.

Bill Murray features as Baloo the Bear, while Christopher Walken, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson also lend their voices to the project.

The Jungle Book will be released in April 2016.

Disney's D23 event has already seen details revealed regarding the highly-anticipated Finding Dory, as well as Toy Story 4 and a new 'Jack and the Beanstalk'-inspired film called Gigantic.

Footage from Captain America: Civil War also stunned the crowd when it premiered at the conference earlier today. »

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'Mowgli' & 'Bagheera' Face-Off On First Official Poster For Disney's The Jungle Book

15 August 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15, 2016 »

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D23: Disney Reveals Poster For The Jungle Book

15 August 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This weekend at D23 Disney has revealed the poster for the upcoming movie The Jungle Book.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man) is making his own version of The Jungle Book and this poster is the first glimpse of the world.

The poster showcases Ben Kingsley's Bagheera staring at Mowgli, played by Neel Sethi.

The movie is set to release in April of 2016.

Along with the poster was some footage revealed to the audience that showcased Bill Murray singing Bear Necessities, Christopher Walken as King Louie,Kingsley as Baegheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Scarlet Johannson as Kaa.

Stick around as more major panels are being held at D23 today and we have your coverage right here on Cinelinx!

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First poster for Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book

15 August 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

More news from this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, as Disney has debuted the first poster from Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, which you can view here…

See Also: Toy Story 4, Cars 3, The Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory posters revealed

See Also: It’s time for a little madness with first posters for Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

The Jungle Book stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Scarlet Johansson as Kaa, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Lupita Nyong’o as Rakcha, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela and Idris Elba as Shere Khan.

The Jungle Book is set for release on October 16th, 2015.


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Disney Shows Off "Pirates 5," "Jungle & More

15 August 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Disney used its D23 convention this morning to hold a presentation for several of its live-action films currently in production and due for release over the next two years. New footage and details were shown from five key films and included:

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The official logo art has been unveiled for the fifth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Johnny Depp appeared in character as Captain Jack Sparrow and Disney confirmed that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role as Will Turner in the new movie which also stars Javier Bardem as the villain Captain Salazar along with Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, David Wenham, and Golshifteh Farahani.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Mia Wasikowska was on hand to talk about the sequel to the live-action "Alice in Wonderland" in which time travel will play a big factor. »

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FilmRise launches on demand service

14 August 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor has partnered with streaming video applications provider ViewLift to launch CoolFlix.

The subscription VOD service will run on iOS and Android mobile apps and across platforms such as the Roku media player.

The price point is $2.99 for monthly membership and $9.99 for annual plan.

The initial library includes select international titles from the Global Lens Collection, Nick Broomfield documentaries, period drama Heavens Fall starring Timothy Hutton and The Mind Snatchers with Christopher Walken.

TV shows encompass Showtime’s Years Of Living Dangerously, BBC political drama The Ambassador and Syfy Channel reality series Deals From The Dark Side.

“We are beyond thrilled to launch CoolFlix,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “We have always strived to reach new heights in the industry, and with our partnership with ViewLift, we have developed a magnificent means of doing so. CoolFlix is an incredible way to expand our company’s horizons and provide these wonderful films to a whole »

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