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October Horrors 2017 Day 19 – Frailty (2001)

Frailty, 2001.

Directed by Bill Paxton.

Starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O’Leary, and Jeremy Sumpter.

Synopsis:

A young man arrives at the Dallas offices of the FBI claiming to have vital information regarding the elusive “God’s Hand” killer who has been terrorising the local area. Speaking with the agent in charge of the investigation, the young man spins a tale of religious fanaticism, murder and family loyalty where the truth is perhaps stranger than fiction.

Earlier this year we bid a sad farewell to the popular cult actor Bill Paxton. From his collaborations with James Cameron including but not limited to Aliens and Titanic, his work in blockbusters like Apollo 13 and Twister to his critically acclaimed performance in the TV series Big Love, Paxton was a supremely talented and loveable actor who will be sorely missed.

So as a tribute to the late Mr. Paxton,
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10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now

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10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now
Who doesn't love Tombstone? It's one of the most beloved Westerns of the modern era. And if you're a fan, you can undoubtedly quote most, if not all, of the lines delivered with scene-stealing flair by Val Kilmer in what's become the definitive portrayal of gambling gunslinger Doc Holliday. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but today we've collected 10 Things You Never Knew About Tombstone. And you may walk away pleasantly surprised and shocked.

Tombstone boasts one of the most formidable macho ensembles imaginable: Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, as well as smaller roles for Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Lang, Billy Zane, Jason Priestly, Billy Bob Thornton, and Terry O'Quinn. So let's get into it, shall we?

Tombstone is missing a few Earps.

The heroic ensemble at the center of Tombstone includes Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell,
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Tombstone: Val Kilmer on how Kurt Russell saved the movie

David Crow Aug 14, 2017

Val Kilmer stops just short of saying Kurt Russell should be credited as the real director of their Western classic Tombstone.

It’s long been debated who deserves credit for directing Tombstone, the 1993 Western hit that surprised everyone, including its studio, with its quality. Starring Kurt Russell as the rugged and slightly amoral Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as the scene-stealing and violent gun fighter, Doc Holliday, the movie opened at the end of 1993, and sucked all the attention from the following year’s much more expensive Kevin Costner-headlined Wyatt Earp. In fact, many speculate that Kilmer could have competed (and maybe even won) an Oscar for Best Supporting actor if the studio had known what they had on their hands.

See: 11 films that were apparently ghost-directed

But that is a pretty hard thing to predict considering that about after a month of production, the film’s initial director,
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Deadwood revival moving forward at HBO

This one has been rumbling for a while. Talk of a Deadwood revival has been going on for years now, and even the stars of the show have recently expressed their desire to see the project happen in. Now, it looks like HBO is finally ready to make it official as HBO Programming Exec Casey Bloys has announced the project at the Television Critics Association summer press tour (via ScreenRant). The revival will take the form of a 2-hour movie. During the event, Bloys stressed the importance of striking the right balance, and finding the right script:

“The one thing that I was concerned about was I wanted a script that would stand on its own [for Deadwood fans and non-fans] … David totally delivered on that. I think it’s a terrific script. If we can do it on a budget that makes sense for us, and if we can get the cast together, we’re inclined to do it.
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Deadwood Movie May Shoot This Year Says Ian McShane

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Deadwood Movie May Shoot This Year Says Ian McShane
This August will mark the 11th anniversary of a very sad date in TV history, the last episode of Deadwood, which was unceremoniously canceled after its Season 3 finale. Given the massive fan base for the show, many had been holding out hope that the show would come back in some way, and in January 2016, those fans' prayers were answered when the network gave the green light for a new Deadwood movie. We reported in April that series creator David Milch has delivered his script to HBO, but we haven't heard anything since then. Today we have word from Ian McShane, who said that the movie may in fact shoot before the end of the year.

Variety spoke with Ian McShane, who was promoting his new hit series American Gods on Starz, when the talk eventually shifted to Deadwood. The last update we had on the movie was last month, when
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Powers Boothe

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Powers Boothe Powers Boothe never really got his due. A character actor par excellence, I’m sure that for awhile there it looked like he would become a full-fledged leading man. He made a big impression playing Jim Jones in “Guyana Tragedy”, for which he won an Emmy, and later starred in one of the first ever HBO series, “Philip Marlowe: Private Eye”.... Read More...
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Frank Miller’s Sin City to be adapted into a TV Series

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Sin City: The TV Show is coming to a screen near you! A reboot of Frank Miller’s comic book series which lives under the dark umbrella of Sin City, is getting a fresh new make-over which differs from the big screen adaptations, in the form of a TV series from TWC/Dimension with a little help from the Weinstein Company.

Related: Sin City News

Staying close to the premise of the wonderfully animated comic series, The Walking Dead and The Omen showrunner, Glen Mazzara has been recruited to tackle writing the series which will be directed by Len Wiseman, a man who has produced series such as Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow and helmed Underworld.

Also on board is Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) overseeing this and will act as the producer with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.

Frank Miller
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‘Sin City’ Is Being Rebooted For Television By The Weinstein Company

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‘Sin City’ Is Being Rebooted For Television By The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company isn’t done with “Sin City” just yet. After working with Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez on two film adaptations — 2005’s “Sin City” and 2014’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” — the company is planning on bringing the property to the small screen for a new television series, Deadline reports. The Weinstein Company is developing a TV reboot with Dimension and writer Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner of “The Walking Dead” and “Damien.”

Read More: Frank Miller Says ‘Batman’ Movies Should Be More Grounded and Lead to Fewer Toys

Sin City” will be based on Miller’s iconic graphic novel series, which was published between 1991-2000. The movie adaptations, both co-directed by Rodriguez and Miller, used the plot and characters from the source material, but Deadline reports the television series will be a departure. Mazzara’s script will use the world Miller created but introduce new characters and story elements.
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‘Sin City’ Is Being Rebooted For Television By The Weinstein Company

‘Sin City’ Is Being Rebooted For Television By The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company isn’t done with “Sin City” just yet. After working with Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez on two film adaptations — 2005’s “Sin City” and 2014’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” — the company is planning on bringing the property to the small screen for a new television series, Deadline reports. The Weinstein Company is developing a TV reboot with Dimension and writer Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner of “The Walking Dead” and “Damien.”

Read More: Frank Miller Says ‘Batman’ Movies Should Be More Grounded and Lead to Fewer Toys

Sin City” will be based on Miller’s iconic graphic novel series, which was published between 1991-2000. The movie adaptations, both co-directed by Rodriguez and Miller, used the plot and characters from the source material, but Deadline reports the television series will be a departure. Mazzara’s script will use the world Miller created but introduce new characters and story elements.
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Deadwood Actor Powers Boothe Died of a Heart Attack As He Battled Cancer

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Deadwood Actor Powers Boothe Died of a Heart Attack As He Battled Cancer
Deadwood actor Powers Boothe died of a heart attack, according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The Emmy award winning actor suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest on May 14 after battling pancreatic cancer for the past 6 months. The certificate names his wife, Pamela, as his surviving relative and informant.

Boothe was buried in a private service in his home state of Texas. He was born and raised in the small town of Snyder (population: 11,000, give or take), where he was the youngest of three sons to a sharecropper farmer. In west Texas, he saw a future in either oil or farming,
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Powers Boothe Died of Heart Attack Due to Pancreatic Cancer, According to Death Certificate (Document)

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Powers Boothe was suffering from pancreatic cancer, which led to him dying from cardiopulmonary arrest ... this according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ. The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Sin City" actor died in his sleep at his L.A. home a little more than 2 weeks ago. According to the document the immediate cause was a fatal heart attack, but Powers was also quietly battling cancer for at least 6 months. The family held a private service in Texas for him.
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‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24

‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24
Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra.

Wednesday, May 24 What Happened Last Night?!

Why is this box puzzling this man? (Check out last night’s TV picks to find out.)

“Archer: Dreamland”

“Auflösung,” Fxx – 10:00 p.m.

Synopsis: In the season finale, Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse’s killer.

Why You Should Watch: The season-long descent into film noir has worked wonders for one of cable’s longest-running animated series. If nothing else, it’s been interesting to see how this wacky assemblage of erstwhile agents have adjusted to their new ’40s environs. As with all good things, Archer probably isn’t long for this particular world, but it’ll be interesting to see if this
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‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24

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‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24
Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra.

Wednesday, May 24 What Happened Last Night?!

Why is this box puzzling this man? (Check out last night’s TV picks to find out.)

“Archer: Dreamland”

“Auflösung,” Fxx – 10:00 p.m.

Synopsis: In the season finale, Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse’s killer.

Why You Should Watch: The season-long descent into film noir has worked wonders for one of cable’s longest-running animated series. If nothing else, it’s been interesting to see how this wacky assemblage of erstwhile agents have adjusted to their new ’40s environs. As with all good things, Archer probably isn’t long for this particular world, but it’ll be interesting to see if this
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The Joys of ‘Southern Comfort’ Including an Increasingly Pissed-Off Powers Boothe

Welcome to Missed Connections, a weekly column where I get to highlight films that are little known and/or unfairly maligned. I’ll be shining a light in two directions — I hope to introduce you to movies you’ve never seen and possibly never heard of, and I’ll attempt to defend films that history, critical consensus, and maybe even […]

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Read Director Walter Hill’s Heartfelt Tribute to Powers Boothe

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Read Director Walter Hill’s Heartfelt Tribute to Powers Boothe
Walter Hill directed Powers Boothe in just two films — “Extreme Prejudice” (1987) with Nick Nolte and “Southern Comfort” (1981) with Keith Carradine. However, the two were longtime friends, and Boothe’s death May 14 at the age of 68 hit Hill hard. He wrote this remembrance of the veteran actor for IndieWire.

The news of his passing, especially so soon after that of Bill Paxton, came very hard. My friendship with Powers covered many years, yet we somehow managed to do only two films. I wish it had been 20.

We worked in deserts, swamps, and on sound stages; in all circumstances, I came to admire his good humor, his courtly manners, his bemused reserve… I used to gently tease him as the ‘Hamlet of the Prairies’, and even though it was difficult to imagine anyone more American (a Texan; proud of it), there was something grand about the performances, as well as the man,
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Read Director Walter Hill’s Heartfelt Tribute to Powers Boothe

Read Director Walter Hill’s Heartfelt Tribute to Powers Boothe
Walter Hill directed Powers Boothe in just two films — “Extreme Prejudice” (1987) with Nick Nolte and “Southern Comfort” (1981) with Keith Carradine. However, the two were longtime friends, and Boothe’s death May 14 at the age of 68 hit Hill hard. He wrote this remembrance of the veteran actor for IndieWire.

The news of his passing, especially so soon after that of Bill Paxton, came very hard. My friendship with Powers covered many years, yet we somehow managed to do only two films. I wish it had been 20.

We worked in deserts, swamps, and on sound stages; in all circumstances, I came to admire his good humor, his courtly manners, his bemused reserve… I used to gently tease him as the ‘Hamlet of the Prairies’, and even though it was difficult to imagine anyone more American (a Texan; proud of it), there was something grand about the performances, as well as the man,
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Powers Boothe obituary

Actor who revelled in playing charismatic villains and all-round bad guys

The actor Powers Boothe, who has died aged 68, was one of Hollywood’s greatest villains. His characters embraced their villainy with complete self-belief, relished their freedom from restraint, and disdained the boredom of creatures more tightly bound by morality. They were also entertaining and dangerously likable.

Boothe’s bad men often represented the darker side of the heroes to whom he played foil; his flamboyant Curly Bill Brocius is the antithesis of Kurt Russell’s tightly wrapped Wyatt Earp in Tombstone (1993) and, as if they were two sides of the same violent person, his white-suited drug lord even shares a woman with Nick Nolte as the vengeful Texas ranger who was his childhood friend, in Walter Hill’s over-the-top B movie Extreme Prejudice (1987).

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Powers Boothe obituary

Actor who revelled in playing charismatic villains and all-round bad guys

The actor Powers Boothe, who has died aged 68, was one of Hollywood’s greatest villains. His characters embraced their villainy with complete self-belief, relished their freedom from restraint, and disdained the boredom of creatures more tightly bound by morality. They were also entertaining and dangerously likable.

Boothe’s bad men often represented the darker side of the heroes to whom he played foil; his flamboyant Curly Bill Brocius is the antithesis of Kurt Russell’s tightly wrapped Wyatt Earp in Tombstone (1993) and, as if they were two sides of the same violent person, his white-suited drug lord even shares a woman with Nick Nolte as the vengeful Texas ranger who was his childhood friend, in Walter Hill’s over-the-top B movie Extreme Prejudice (1987).

Continue reading...
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Avengers: Infinity War footage review, another new Wonder Woman trailer, Charlie Hunnam for Bond 25 and more – Daily News Roundup

Infinity Review

The epic year-long production of Avengers: Infinity War is still on-going with an incredible cast of characters and actors. And although we’ve not seen anything from the movie yet outside of a few set photos, composer Alan Silvestri has and has been talking about what he was shown. In an interview with MTV he simply said, “It’s everything we could have hoped for.” Interesting, very interesting. Read more here.

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

In some footage that you would have thought would have been saved for the actual movie, Universal released a sneak peak from The Mummy which sees Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll turn into Mr. Hyde. Watch the clip here.

Hunnam 4 Bond 25

While on the promotional tour for cinematic bust King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, actor Charlie Hunnam has said that he would like to be up for the role of 007 in
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