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10 sequels that ignored previous films

26 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.

We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.

News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).

Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »

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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

25 February 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen. »

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What Line Made Benedict Cumberbatch Crack in Jimmy Kimmel's Post-Oscar Special? (Video)

24 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

[Youtube "uvJ1K3Gl0r8"] On Sunday night Jimmy Kimmel hosted his 10th annual After the Oscars special, and the star-power was certainly worthy of the occasion - but, thanks to a new outtakes reel, we now know that so were the bloopers. Kimmel's original two-part sketch, "The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting," featured 2015 Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne alongside former winners Jeff Bridges and Sean Penn, plus other A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Lupita N'yongo, Matt Damon, Gary, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon,Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Kristen Bell - all of whom subjected themselves to ruthless acting master Jim Kimmel. On Monday, Kimmel revealed some »

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Haze Matt Damon, Sean Penn at 'School of Perfect Acting'

23 February 2015 6:35 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s post-Oscar specials usually feature a star-studded fake movie trailer, like Movie: The Movie, but this year, the late-night host switched things up by recruiting A-listers like Jeff Bridges, Lupita Nyong'o and Matt Damon (or Damen, as it's spelled) to enroll in "The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting." For the sketch, the host portrays "Jim Kimmel," a Whiplash-ian teacher of the performing arts with the reputation of being "the greatest, most prolific and revered acting coach who ever lived."

Kimmel's overly method approach to acting includes criticizing »

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'Birdman' Wins Best Picture at '87th Academy Awards'

22 February 2015 11:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Birdman was honored with Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, which took place tonight at the Dolby Theater in the Hollywood and Highland Center, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Birdman took home four Oscars tonight in total, winning for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu), Best Original Screenplay (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicol&#225s Giacobone) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki). The film also tied for the most wins of the night with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

All eight of the Best Picture nominees walked home with at least one award. American Sniper won for Best Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman), Boyhood won for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), The Imitation Game won for Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore), Selma won »

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Oscars 2015 Winners List!

22 February 2015 2:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be handed out tonight at the Dolby Theater in the Hollywood and Highland Center. Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the ceremony, which airs tonight at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt on ABC today. We'll be updating this story live as they are announced, so stay tuned to find out who takes home all the big awards at tonight's star-studded ceremony.

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Best Picture

BirdmanAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Julianne Moore - Still AliceMarion Cotillard - Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones - The Theory of EverythingRosamund Pike - Gone GirlReese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of EverythingSteve Carell - FoxcatcherBradley Cooper - American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation GameMichael Keaton - Birdman

Best Director

Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu - BirdmanWes Anderson »

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Gary Busey Strikes Woman With Car in Malibu

14 February 2015 2:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actor Gary Busey struck a woman with his car Friday afternoon while backing out of a Malibu shopping center parking lot, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to TheWrap. The woman was released after sustaining minor injuries. Busey was not cited and no substances were found to be at play in the accident, according to police. Also Read: Gary Busey Bankruptcy Shocker: Actor Files for Chapter 7 Protection The incident happened a little before 3 p.m. on Pacific Coast Highway Friday. Busey, 70, has been involved with traffic accidents in the past. Also Read: Gary Busey Joins ‘Two and a Half Men »

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Gary Busey Hits Woman With Car in Malibu

14 February 2015 1:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Actor Gary Busey struck a woman with his car on Saturday while backing out of a shopping center parking lot in Malibu, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The incident took place Friday at 3 p.m. on Pacific Coast Highway, the Los Angeles Sheriff Department told THR. The woman sustained minor injuries and was released after being treated on site. Read More Gary Busey Becomes First American to Win 'Celebrity Big Brother' Busey, 70, was not cited in the accident, and no substances were involved, according to police. His rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. See

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Gary Busey Hits Woman in Malibu Car Accident: Details

14 February 2015 7:16 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Gary Busey was involved in a minor car accident in Malibu, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 13, Us Weekly can confirm. The Candiland actor hit a woman while pulling out of a parking space in the Pavilions grocery store. Authorities tell Us that Busey, 70, didn't see the woman as he backed out. The unidentified female was knocked to the ground, but suffered minor injuries. She left after the Los Angeles County Fire Department treated her at the scene. Investigators add that there's no evidence that Busey was under [...] »

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Gary Busey Hits a Woman With His Car in Malibu and She's Fine, ''No Conspiracies'' Involved

13 February 2015 6:08 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It sounds as though even law enforcement suspects that, when Gary Busey is involved, they may have to go the extra inch in explaining a situation. The actor and hypnotic Amazon Fire pitchman accidentally hit a woman with his car in a supermarket parking lot off of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu this afternoon—but she's Ok, no Buseyisms required. "Gary Busey was the driver. He was backing out of a parking stall and bumped someone," a spokesperson at the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station confirms to E! News. "L.A. County Fire responded. Treated the victim at the scene. She was fine. There were no arrests. No conspiracies. No DUIs." Conspiracies? Hey, we're »

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Gary Busey in Malibu Car Accident -- Pedestrian Hurt

13 February 2015 4:52 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Gary Busey is the latest celebrity to get in a car accident in Malibu, because we've learned he hit a pedestrian Friday afternoon. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Busey was pulling out of a parking space in the Pavilions grocery store lot when he struck a woman who was walking by. Busey didn't see her as he backed out and she had her back to him. The woman -- who was on the older side »

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Michelle Visage comes fifth on Celebrity Big Brother

6 February 2015 1:24 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michelle Visage has claimed fifth place on Celebrity Big Brother.

The Drag Race judge becomes the first contestant to leave the house in tonight's final (February 6).

The Us star posed for the press as cheers and Whitney Houston's 'Queen of the Night' rang out across the Big Brother lot.

"I knew what I was up against with those four as they're all brands and I'm a girl from a show on Netflix!" Michelle told host Emma Willis.

"But I'm a massive fan of UK culture, it's true, and I've watched every season of Celebrity Big Brother.

"This was all that and more; this was hell compared to all other seasons," she continued

"Leo Sayer, Gary Busey - they ain't got nothing on this!"

When asked about her reaction to the conflicts in the house, Michelle said that her "being a Virgo and a woman who's in control »

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Clive Davis 'Heartbroken' For Houston Family

5 February 2015 6:29 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Clive Davis, who served as mentor to the late Whitney Houston, is understandably crushed over the situation with Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains hospitalized.

"I have been in touch with Pat Houston on behalf of the family and we've been regularly in touch," Davis told Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez on Thursday (Pat is the wife of Whitney's brother, Gary). "I've been heartbroken that the family has to endure such pain again.

"Our thoughts, our prayers are certainly with Bobbi Kristina and Pat has expressed real gratitude for the outpouring of support," he continued, adding, "They just ask that ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

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Silver Bullet (1985) review

4 February 2015 1:06 AM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Chris Wright

Silver Bullet (1985)

Directed By: Daniel Attias

Written By: Stephen King

Starring: Gary Busey (Uncle Red), Everett McGill (Reverend Lowe), Corey Haim (Mary Coslaw), Megan Follows (Jane Coslaw), Terry O’Quinn (Sheriff Haller), Robin Groves (Nan Coslaw), Leon Russom (Bob Coslaw), Bill Smitrovich (Andy)

Silver Bullet”, based on a Stephen King novella “Cycle of the Werewolf”, is a worthy entry in the werewolf sub genre of horror. A good chunk of werewolf films are rather predictable in having the werewolves being the complete center of attention from start to finish but “Silver Bullet” takes the opposite route. The film has a lot of suspense building up to the eventual reveal, which I liked. I don’t know why I hadn’t watched this film before until now but I am glad I did.

The film takes place in a very small town that is just »

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Fox Confirm X-Men Live-Action TV Series

26 January 2015 11:52 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It has been confirmed today that Fox are moving ahead with a live-action X-Men TV series. There were rumours (with the P.I. X-Factor team mentioned as likely candidates for their own show), but this is the first time its development has been made official.

24 producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto will serve as showrunners, while original Star Trek 3 writers Patrick McKay and Jd Payne are set to pen the pilot episode. All four of them will ultimately be given a “Created By” credit when and if it launches.

If? Well, while 20th Century Fox own the film rights to the X-Men, they will need permission from the Disney owned Marvel to move ahead with a small screen adaptation featuring the characters! However, it seems unlikely that they will give it when Marvel appear to be doing all they can to distance themselves from the properties they don’t hold the rights to. »

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Fox Developing X-Men TV Series: What/Who Should It Be About?

26 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | | See recent news »

X-Factor may be a part of Fox’s future, minus any singing and plus lotsa mutants.

Fox entertainment chairman Gary Newman confirms for TV Insider (aka TV Guide Magazine‘s new website) that the network is developing an X-Men TV series — no easy feat, given that while 20th Century Fox has film rights to the specially abled characters, any live-action TV project requires the blessing of Marvel, which is based out of ABC parent Disney.

“We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them,” Newman told the site, noting that any possible X-Men show “will not be on a fast track creatively. »

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Oscar-Winning Original Songs Split Between Part of Plot and End Credits

26 January 2015 8:07 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Of the five Oscar-nominated original songs for the 87th Academy Awards, Selma’s “Glory” and Beyond the Light’s “Grateful” are the only songs that solely play over the end credits of their respective film. The other three songs — “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again and “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me — are all performed at some point during the film.

Now, that’s not to say that the end-credits songs aren’t relevant to the plot. Both “Grateful” and “Glory” stick with the themes of their respective films and summarize relevant events, even if they aren’t integral to each plot’s progression.

“Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie is featured in the film as a popular song in the Lego universe, one the characters sing along to, but »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Game Over (2004)

24 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Game Over

Showcase Inventory

Created by David Sacks

Produced by Carsey-Werner Productions

Aired on Upn for 1 season (6 episodes, 1 unaired) from March 10 – April 22, 2004


Patrick Warburton as Rip Smashenburn

Lucy Liu as Raquel Smashenburn

Rachel Dratch as Alice Smashenburn

Elizabeth Daily as Billy Smashenburn

Artie Lange as Turbo

Show Premise

This is a show that, similar to Disney’s Wreck It Ralph, asks the question, “What do video game characters do outside of the video game?” Unlike the film however, this series focuses on an average family of video game characters known as the Smashenburns. The family is made up of father Rip, a Grand Prix race car driver from an unspecified racing game, mother Raquel, a Lara Croft type from an artifact scavenging adventure game, daughter Alice, who is an activist that sometimes goes boy-crazy, son Billy, who is trend-obsessed with becoming a rapper, and lastly Turbo, their talking purple »

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Bill Hader To Narrate Cult Film Documentary ‘Beaver Trilogy Part IV’ – Sundance

20 January 2015 3:50 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Deadline can exclusively reveal that Bill Hader is narrating the feature documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV, a meta-movie centered on cult director Trent Harris that’s set to come full circle when it premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.

Director Brad Besser’s new docu explores Utah filmmaker Harris’ years-long obsession with the story of Groovin’ Gary, an enigmatic performer from Beaver, Utah. The two met by chance in a parking lot in 1979 and Harris started filming, resulting in the cult documentary The Beaver Kid, a study in hopes and dreams highlighted by Gary’s performance in drag singing Olivia Newton-John’s “Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting.” A distraught Gary shot himself soon after the first film, but survived.

The film went on to earn cult status on the underground circuit, where fans traded VHS tapes of Harris’ once-in-a-lifetime film and the subsequent shorts he made re-creating it, »

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Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Bateman Headline Projects for Showtime, Stx Multiyear Deal

20 January 2015 10:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The premium TV window film pact also includes film starring Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell

Showtime Networks and the newly launched Stx Entertainment have closed a multiyear deal to bring movies distributed theatrically by the latter to the former’s pay-tv channels during the so-called premium television window.

The agreement begins this year and covers releases through 2019.

Also Read: 19 Exclusive Portraits From TheWrap’s Awards Contender Series (Photos)

Also as part of the joint announcement, Stx revealed that it has begun production on its initial slate of films, including “The Free State of Jones,” which is based on the »

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