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Cool Videos: Jon Hamm & Emma Stone audition for Star Wars in this SNL skit

24 November 2015 11:21 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you who are still watching Saturday Night Live, they're actually pulling in their fair share of funny skits, one of those being some faux Star Wars auditions. I'm sure we all remember the time Kevin Spacey played Christopher Walken trying out for Han Solo, and while this doesn't carry that legendary status, there's still some great bits to be found in this new iteration. Here, J.J. Abrams shares some... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Emma Stone, Jon Hamm Audition For ‘The Force Awakens’ – ‘Saturday Night Live’

22 November 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The best sketch on last night’s Matthew McConaughey-hosted SNL wasn’t live at all.  Two weeks before the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams popped up on video to introduce “auditions” for the film that mixed in cameos by Emma Stone and Jon Hamm with SNL regulars, reading with the film’s John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Call it a homage to the 1997 SNL keeper when Kevin Spacey nailed it as Christopher Walken “auditioning” for Han Solo, although… »

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True Romance review – still in love with a classic crime romp

22 November 2015 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The rereleased Quentin Tarantino-scripted romp remains as fresh as ever

A welcome theatrical rerelease for this deliciously pulpy 1993 romp that saw Tony Scott bringing a burnished visual sheen to an early Tarantino script. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are the Badlands-style lovers who head to California with a stash of stolen cocaine, but the show is stolen by Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken, whose “vendetta kinda mood” head-to-head became one of the most memorable sparrings of 1990s cinema. Infinitely preferable to Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, this is the best film Quentin Tarantino never made.

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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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‘Harry Potter’ Producer David Heyman Teams with NBCUniversal to Create Heyday Television

18 November 2015 8:48 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter” and “Gravity,” is forming a joint-venture with NBCUniversal Intl. Studios to create Heyday Television, which will produce premium television and digital content across all platforms, including free-to-air network, cable and subscription VOD.

Heyday Television has already received two series commitments from NBC. No further information about the shows were revealed. NBCUniversal will distribute content produced by the new company.

David Heyman has created some of the most memorable and successful movies of our time. It is a pleasure to welcome him into the NBCUniversal family. We look forward to helping David bring his passion and creativity to global television audiences for years to come,” NBCUniversal Intl. Studios president, Michael Edelstein said.

Heyman commented: “I look forward to calling on many of the film relationships I’ve developed over the years — but also to working with many of the brilliant voices already working in television. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Film Feature: Bond, James Bond – Ranking the Bond Movies Worst to First, Including ‘Spectre’

7 November 2015 9:47 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – James Bond is back in his latest adventure, “Spectre,” but what about his movie life before this film? Spike Walters of HollywoodChicago.com ranks the 24 official James Bond films from worst to first, an overview of 007’s movie and cultural presence from 1962 through today.

The legacy of James Bond began in 1953, with the release of the first in a series of novels detailing the spy’s escapades, written by Ian Fleming. The British agent with a “license to kill” designation (007) was featured in 12 novels and two short story collections. In 1962, the first of the 24 official films – “Dr. No” – was released, starring Sean Connery, and began a series that maintains its popularity to this day. Many fans of the series consider Connery the essential James Bond, but many other actors followed him as Bond in the official film canon – George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current 007, Daniel Craig. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Dana Carvey’s Celebrity Impression Competition Gets USA Network Greenlight

5 November 2015 8:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Time to break out your best Christopher Walken, everyone. USA Network has greenlit Dana Carvey‘s reality competition series “First Impressions,” on which amateur impersonators will battle each other in weekly contests. Carvey, who will serve as “expert-in-residence” on the half-hour program, will mentor the contestants along with the assistance of some celebrity guests. The “Saturday Night Live” alum will also participate in game play. Viewers across the country will vote on a winner. Also Read: Eddie Murphy Breaks Out Bill Cosby Impression During Kennedy Center Ceremony (Video) “There is no better talent to mentor these contestants than the master of impressions, »

- Tony Maglio

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‘A View To Kill’ – Roger Moore’s Entirely Forgettable Bond Finale

4 November 2015 6:56 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A View To Kill

Directed by John Glen

Screenplay by Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum

1985, USA

As soon as Roger Moore took over the role of James Bond, the franchise quickly devolved into a state of ridiculousness that rendered the entire series beyond parody. A View To a Kill, Moore’s final film as Ian Fleming’s influential character, could easily be seen as a franchise grasping for relevancy with the younger generation of its day. It tries to tone down the kitsch elements whilst still retaining a core sense of the Bond series for the millions of returning viewers not yet bored by the increasing stupidity of the onscreen antics. Younger audiences were to be greeted with a plot about   microchips, because the younger generation have a burgeoning obsession with technology, as well as a supporting turn from offbeat pop sensation Grace Jones and a Duran Duran theme »

- Alistair Ryder

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Best Bond Scenes: The Roger Moore era part 2: the 1980s

4 November 2015 6:12 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following James Bond’s out of this world experience in the financially successful (665 million, adjusted for inflation) if artistically vapid Moonraker, the series’ sole producer, Albert Broccoli, thought it best to venture in a different direction, one that would feel slightly more grounded, all the while still playing on the strengths of his star: cool wit, affable mannerism and charm. A new director in John Glenn was now on board, who would go on to direct every single entry from the 80s, including Timothy Dalton’s two adventures. A new production designer in Peter Lamont was also now in charge of sets. Both had worked their way up in the ‘Bond family business’ so to speak, and, along with the leftover story elements from the far grittier Ian Fleming novels, the 007 films of the early 80s would take on a different tone and feel from the voodoo, space travel and »

- Edgar Chaput

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Allison Williams to Star in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’

4 November 2015 4:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Allison Williams is set to star in “Get Out,” a thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele.

QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions are producing the project. The story details are being kept under wraps. When the film was announced last month, Peele said the pic “takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”

Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.

The film would mark Williams’ largest film role to date after she has made a name for herself on the TV scene. Besides costarring in “Girls” opposite Lena Dunham on HBO, she also recently appeared as Peter Pan in NBC’s live musical version »

- Justin Kroll

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TV News Roundup: Khloe Kardashian Talk Show Gets New Premiere Date & More

4 November 2015 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Khloe Kardashian’s upcoming talk show “Kocktails with Khloe” will premiere early next year. Plus, Queen Latifah gets behind a rap reality show, and Showtime’s dark comedy pilot “I’m Dying Up Here” adds an alum from “Horrible Bosses 2” in today’s television news roundup …

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Khloe Kardashian’s talk show “Kocktails with Khloe” will now premiere at 10 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Previously set to debut in late 2015, the Fyi network announced the new date on Wednesday, not citing a specific reason for the schedule change. However, sources say the shift was an obvious move, given Kardashian being preoccupied with her estranged husband Lamar Odom. He’s currently in recovery after being found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel with drugs in his system.

The primetime hybrid talk series, hosted by Kardashian, will bring together celebrity guests, friends and family in the kitchen and around the table for »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Whitney Friedlander

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Us Briefs: Johnny Depp in Santa Barbara honour

4 November 2015 11:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus… Scream Factory and Chiller unveil cast on Fender Bender and The Orchard acquires DemonBlack Mass star Johnny Depp will receivethe renamed Maltin Modern Master Award at the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 6, 2016. Shout! Factory genre label Scream Factory and the Chiller network have unveiled cast on Mark Pavia’s thriller Fender Bender. Makenzie Vega, Dre Davis and Cassidy Freeman head the cast and shooting has begun in Albuquerque, New Mexico.The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Demon by the late director Marcin Wrona. The film, about a haunted plot of land, premiered in Toronto and will open in 2016.Fairway Film Alliance has added Where The Road Runs Out to its Afm sales line-up. Isaach De Bankolé,Juliet Landau and Stelio Savante star in the drama about a professor who finds love after he returns to the jungles of Africa following the death of a friend.Streaming service »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Starz Acquires Rights To ‘One More Time’ For Theatrical Bow

4 November 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz has acquired North American distribution rights to One More Time, the comedic drama written and directed by Robert Edwards and starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt. The pic debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this year when it was called When I Live My Life Over Again. The plan under the deal is a 2016 theatrical and on-demand release through Starz Digital followed by an exclusive TV premiere… »

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Starz Acquires Rights To ‘One More Time’ For Theatrical Bow

4 November 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Starz has acquired North American distribution rights to One More Time, the comedic drama written and directed by Robert Edwards and starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt. The pic debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this year when it was called When I Live My Life Over Again. The plan under the deal is a 2016 theatrical and on-demand release through Starz Digital followed by an exclusive TV premiere… »

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Starz Acquires Christopher Walken Musical Drama 'One More Time'

4 November 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Exclusive: Could Amber Heard and Christopher Walken Be Performing at Next Year's Oscars? Starz has acquired "One More Time," a musical drama starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard as a father and daughter, both musicians, who reunite after a lengthy estrangement. The official synopsis for "One More Time" reads: "Beautiful aspiring rock star Jude (Heard) is stuck in a rut - relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy - and selfish - father Paul Lombard (Walken), an over-the-hill, Sinatra-esque crooner angling for a musical comeback. As the two reunite, Jude is forced to confront her problems, including troubled relationships with her father and overachieving sister (Garner), as well as her wobbly career and faltering love life. As Jude and Paul butt heads, »

- Karen Brill

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Christopher Walken, Amber Heard Drama ‘One More Time’ Acquired by Starz

4 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Starz has acquired the North American rights to “One More Time,” starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard, the entertainment company announced Wednesday. It is planning a 2016 theatrical and on-demand release through Starz Digital, its multi-platform releasing team, followed by an exclusive TV premiere on Starz. The comedic drama, written and directed by Robert Edwards, also stars Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt. The film follows rock star Jude (Heard) who is stuck in a rut, recording commercial jingles and having one night stands. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Stephen King Week: Scott Looks Back at The Dead Zone

29 October 2015 5:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This was not my first trip down Stephen King Lane. Having seen, by this point in 1983, Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, and The Shining, and terrified by some (sorry, Jack, you were a dull boy to me), I eagerly awaited the next screen adaptation from his ever expanding library. At this point I was just starting to delve into his novels, but The Dead Zone had not come across my radar. With little idea what the film was about, I went in cold and staggered out of the theater, stunned by what I had just witnessed. It stands as my favorite King adaptation for its ability to touch me in a way few horror films have been able to do.

The Dead Zone tells the tale of Johnny Smith, a schoolteacher who falls into a five year coma after a horrific car crash. When he awakens, he has the power of second sight, »

- Scott Drebit

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20 Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time

28 October 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Whenever someone compiles a list of The Scariest Films Of All Time, they always mention the same movies: Psycho, Jaws, The Shining, The Evil Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Ring, Insidious etc.

There is, as we all know, no “best” of anything, but if these lists are to have a purpose, it should be to introduce readers to a broader variety of films rather than echo the opinions of others. So let’s assume you’ve seen those films and move on, okay?

A good horror movie doesn’t want to reassure the viewer but sneak up on them unawares and scare the bejesus out of them, to unsettle them by giving some kind of insight into the things that lurk in the darkness. One of the most unsettling moments of the last 20 years occurs not in a horror film but in Todd Solondz’s Happiness (1998), when kindly »

- Ian Watson

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Exclusive: Check out episode 4 of Pacino & Walken: Roomies!

28 October 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The animated misadventures of Al Pacino and Christopher Walken continue in episode 3 of Roomies! Check out previous episodes of Roomies Here if you need to catch up! The 4th installment of the animated web series finds Al and Christopher going to a Halloween Party table read for Godfather IV at Francis Ford Coppola's "mansion". This is an ongoing web series created by JoBlo Media, written by Berge... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Why Are More Actors Than Ever Appearing In Commercials?

25 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at why more actors than ever are promoting products…

The imminent release of the new Bond film, means we can expect a few things; exotic locations, impressive stunts, thinly veiled misogyny and, perhaps most importantly, lucrative commercial tie ins.

If you’ve been to the cinema in Britain recently, or even just passed a bus stop, you’ll probably have seen Naomie Harris advertising the new Sony Xperia Z5. If you’ve opened a broadsheet, you’ll have seen Daniel Craig endorsing Omega watches. It’s standard procedure for Bond films; brands get to be associated with an iconic film series, and the studios get the latest products, and a huge chunk of cash to fun their films. You won’t see it in the UK, but Daniel Craig appears in Heineken adverts in the Us; they paid £28 million to appear in Skyfall, so it »

- Neil Calloway

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Hear Andrew Lincoln sing to Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero

25 October 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Walking Dead Panel

For a show that has come under fire by some for not having much humour, The Walking Dead cast seem to have an awful lot of fun whilst filming. The television phenomenon is set during the zombie apocalypse and follows Andrew Lincoln‘s ex-sheriff Rick and a small group of his companion survivors as they try their best to restore some semblance of life whilst all the time keeping an eye out for threats. Given the sombre setting it’s hardly surprising that the characters are playing pranks on each and telling knock, knock jokes; once cut has been called it seems that the cast are up for doing anything to make each other laugh.

Yesterday we attended a Walking Dead panel featuring show director and special effects guru Greg Nicotero, and cast member Ross Marquand (who plays Alexandrian Aaron) who shared some secrets on how they relax. »

- Kat Hughes

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