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As we get closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've been hearing some interesting details about the nefarious Supreme Leader Snoke, but today we have clarification that Snoke doesn't come face to face with Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). There had been rumors that there would be some sort of confrontation between Leia and Snoke in this film, but that seemingly isn't the case, according to Andy Serkis. Here's what he had to say during a recent interview, revealing that he did get to spend some time with Carrie Fisher on the set, but he didn't have any scenes with her.
"I had no scenes with Carrie but I did get to know her a little bit. She was an incredible human being with a wonderful personality and she's sadly, sadly missed and everyone who came into contact with her was really touched by her great energy and great sense of humor. »
There are images that stick with you for a lifetime, that remind you of moments that you will treasure till the end of your days. For many horror fans, those images were created by artist Basil Gogos, who recently passed away at the age of 78. While Gogos is gone, there is no doubt that for countless fans, his work and his influence will live on forever.
Perhaps no other artist in modern history has captured the monsters of the horror genre as iconically as Gogos did. His illustrations were simultaneously vibrant and gothic, displaying classic Universal Monsters against splashes of eye-catching colors, making the old new again in a daring, ambitious approach to art.
Many of Gogos' illustrations of Universal Monsters, along with characters from Hammer horror films played by the likes of Christopher Lee and Vincent Price, found a home on the magazine covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, »
- Derek Anderson
In the realm of quintessentially British pop culture staples, few have quite the sheer amount of content as Doctor Who. For over fifty years, the escapades of the time-traveling Doctor and his many companions have delighted audiences the world over, spanning countless serials, TV episodes, audio dramas, comic books, and novels. Unfortunately, when it comes to cinema, the good Doctor is a lot less prolific.
Despite many, many studio attempts (covered in the wonderful Now on the Big Screen by Charles Norton), only three adaptations of Doctor Who ever made it to film. The Canadian TV movie Doctor Who in the ’90s, starring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, is commonly agreed to be a weak oddity, but that’s not what this article is about. Because in the mid-60s, the British horror studio Amicus Pictures got Peter Cushing, one of the greatest horror actors ever, to step in »
- Perry Ruhland
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb Review: Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb returns to the big screen for one day only at this years Frightfest. Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb Review
2017 is an interesting year to revisit the Hammer horror classic, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb. This summer the property was of course revisited by Universal, in an attempt to kick-start a brand new franchise of films. The result was a poorly constructed Tom Cruise action vehicle, which failed to capture the terrifying roots of the original stories. Now, we take a look back at this eerily suspenseful thriller over 45 years later.
The plot revolves around a young woman named Margaret (Valerie Leon), who is haunted by the nightmares of an Egyptian queen brought back to London from an expedition by her father, Professor Fuchs. It is soon discovered that Margaret is in fact a magical vessel, »
- Ben Read
Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor…
This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that »
- Anghus Houvouras
Oscar winner Geena Davis has spent more than a decade pushing Hollywood to create meatier roles for women.
Through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a non-profit research organization, she’s been urging film and television executives to have as many girls as boys in children’s entertainment. The actress thinks the industry is turning a corner, and she believes that hits like “Wonder Woman” are changing things for the better across the media business.
Of course Davis, whose credits include “Thelma & Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” still has a day job. She’s back on screen this weekend in “Marjorie Prime,” as a woman who tries to comfort her ailing mother (Lois Smith) by enlisting a holographic projection of her late husband (Jon Hamm) to keep her company. The film asks big questions about memory and technology, and it’s earning Davis some of the strongest reviews of her career. She »
- Brent Lang
Timeless titans of the horror genre—including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee—are featured in a new 9-disc, 26-film DVD set fittingly titled Horror Hall of Fame, coming this October from Mill Creek Entertainment.
Fright fans can keep an eye out for the Horror Hall of Fame DVD set (featuring over 35 hours of film footage) when it's released on October 17th. We have the cover art and full list of films below, and to learn more, visit Mill Creek Entertainment's website. Will you be adding this set to your home media collection this fall?
"Hungry for Horror? Stay glued to the edge of your seat with a 26 film bundle including some of the greatest works from the masters of Horror.
Bat, The - 1959 - Vincent Price
Black Room, The - 1935 - Boris Karloff
Boogie Man Will Get You, »
- Derek Anderson
Written and Directed by James Gunn.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.
At its heart, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a movie about family. It opens with a young, CGI-ified Kurt Russell on 1980 Earth showing his girlfriend a space plant he has placed in the soil behind a Dairy Queen. If you’re guessing he probably has something to do with the back story of Earthling Peter Quill, leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, you wouldn’t be wrong.
In the present day, the Guardians have been tasked with protecting the powerful batteries »
- Brad Cook
Sergio Leone’s Civil War gunslinger epic is everybody’s favorite western, and most everybody has a bone to pick regarding problems with the previous DVDs and Blu-rays. The good news is that Kino’s 50th Anniversary Special Edition takes giant leaps in correcting older audio issues . . . but the bad news . . .
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2-Disc 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Kl Studio Classics
1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen (Techniscope) / 187 161, 148 min. / Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il cattivo/ Street Date August 14, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Cinematography: Tonino Delli Colli
Production Designer: Carlo Simi
Original Music: Ennio Morricone
Produced by Alberto Grimaldi
Directed by Sergio Leone
I’d like to report »
- Glenn Erickson
When it comes to the Star Wars movies, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the iconic roles of heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Even the Star Wars prequels most aggressive critics will admit that Ewan McGregor shined as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character fans of the galaxy far, far away first encountered as embodied by the late Sir Alec Guinness. But as with any film, the casting process is, well, a process. And there have been plenty of legendary actors who almost made their way into this galaxy from a long time ago and very far, far away.
Most fans know that Kurt Russell was among the actors considered for the role of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder, Han Solo. He even screen tested with aspiring Luke Skywalker William Katt, who would later star as television's Greatest American Hero. Karen Allen auditioned for Princess Leia, a »
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader sixth scale collectible set from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope; take a look at the official promotional images here…
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In addition to the collectible set, a Grand Moff Tarkin figure is also available, based on the likeness of Peter Cushing as the Death Star Commander; take a look below…
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Hot Toys is pleased to introduce the special 1/6th scale collectible figures of Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!
Meticulously created based on the appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with phenomenal likeness, a finely tailored Imperial uniform, »
- Amie Cranswick
While it seemed that the passing of Harold Ramis in 2014 had put an end to any hope of a new Ghostbusters movie featuring the original cast, director Ivan Reitman teased the possibility of a new live-action feature last weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, as well as suggesting Ramis’ Egon Spengler could feature through the use of CGI.
During an interview with THR, Ramis’ daughter Violet Ramis Stiel discussed the possibility of her father being digitally created, as well as stating that it would have her blessing if done correctly:
“It’s bizarre,” said Ramis Stiel. “Personally, for me, it is hard to imagine that people would accept it, but who knows. The technology now is amazing. I try to think what would he have thought. If it’s great and it works, then good. And if there is a problem, then obviously no.”
It seems that we could be »
- Gary Collinson
Universal has already assembled plenty of star power for its Dark Universe, and it seems they could be looking to add another A-lister, with THR reporting that Channing Tatum is being eyed for the role of monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing.
Van Helsing made his debut in Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel, and has made numerous appearances on the big screen, having been portrayed by the likes of Edward Van Sloan, Peter Cushing, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Peter Fonda, Mel Brooks and Christopher Plummer. His last Universal appearance came in 2004’s Van Helsing movie, where he was portrayed by Hugh Jackman.
See Also: How to Save the Dark Universe
Should Tatum sign on, he’d join the likes of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe (The Mummy), Javier Bardem (Frankenstein) and Johnny Depp (The Invisible Man), while Dwayne Johnson, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have all been frequently linked to The Wolfman, »
- Gary Collinson
Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.
Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.
He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself. »
The sequel formerly known as Fast 8 shouldered a particular weight of expectation prior to release because of Paul Walker’s tragic, untimely death – even if Universal considered incorporating a CG Brian O’Connor a la Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – and it’s a testimony to Gray and his crew that The Fate of the Furious managed to carve out a new chapter in Universal’s petrolhead franchise, all the while scooping up $1.16 billion at the worldwide box office.
It’s the beginning of an all-new and seemingly final trilogy of Fast and Furious movies at the studio – barring those standalone spinoffs, of course – what with plans in place for the as-yet-untitled Fast 9 and Furious 10 across 2019 and 2021, respectively. »
- Michael Briers
“We had hundred of conversations about the best way, the classiest way to handle and address Paul’s legacy in this franchise. You know, there’s multiple ways you can go. You could create a digital Paul and make him more of a character. You could leave him out and pretend that he’s in this world anymore. These are all conversations we had and we felt like the choice we made respected his legacy the best. »
- Samuel Brace
Despite rumors that he may be fired due to scathing reviews of The Book of Henry, Colin Trevorrow is still writing and directing Star Wars 9, which will hit theaters on May 24, 2019 with production starting in January 2018. As per usual, Disney and LucasFilm haven't released any story details as of yet, but the director recently talked about the experience of making the movie thus far. While no big revelations dropped, he did state that the experience has been bittersweet.
The director appeared on the Empire Podcast, to promote the U.K. release of his film The Book of Henry, where he discussed a number of different things such as the critical reaction to The Book of Henry, and much more. When the talk eventually turned to Star Wars, the filmmaker acknowledged that making this movie has changed how he will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when it hits theaters on »
We’ve heard a lot of different stories about how Star Wars: Episode IX, the final part of the revived trilogy, will handle the death of Carrie Fisher. After her tragic passing last December, it was rumoured that CGI would be used to recreate her likeness for the movie – in the mold of Peter Cushing in Rogue One – but this was ruled out by Lucasfilm not too long ago. It was also said that Episode 9 was to have had a major role for Leia and that the film’s storyline had to be completely rewritten after Fisher died.
The truth is, we really don’t know just yet how exactly the actress’ loss will be dealt with, as director Colin Trevorrow and his team are still working on how they’ll handle Leia in the movie and more specifically, how best to salute Carrie Fisher’s immense contribution to the franchise. »
- Christian Bone
Before Benedict Cumberbatch essentially took over Hollywood a few years ago, starring in blockbuster movie franchises such as Star Trek, The Hobbit, and Marvel films, he was just another dependable, respected, British actor working in relative obscurity. His big breakout moment came in the hit BBC TV series, Sherlock, which also starred fellow Hobbit and Marvel alum Martin Freeman. This version updated the staid and stodgy Victorian-era detective with a brisk and witty take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic hero, set in modern-day London. The popularity of the show went worldwide and made Cumberbatch a household name.
The team behind the successful Sherlock series, which consists of four seasons spread over seven years, has shelved future development to pursue other opportunities. Variety reports that Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are now collaborating on another classic of literature; this time it's Bram Stoker's Dracula for the BBC.
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It's an intriguing, but curious, choice of subject matter. In recent years several TV and film versions of Dracula have struggled to connect with audiences (films such as Dracula 2000 and Dracula Untold, and Dracula for NBC in 2013 by the folks behind Downton Abbey). Additionally, Universal is also re-booting the character in film for their Dark Universe series of monster films.
It's unclear whether these past efforts failed due to poor execution or a general lack of interest in the character; there's certainly no lack of interest in vampires within recent pop culture. Let's be honest, there have been dozens and dozens of Dracula productions since the original Bela Lugosi film in 1931 -- perhaps the problem is that this character has simply played-out his popularity and/or his story is just too well-known.
Fortunately, in addition to Sherlock, Gatiss and Moffat have spent a lot of time in genre television, working on shows like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, respectively. Gatiss also reportedly has deep affection for Dracula, particularly the classic 1958 version starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. If anyone is going to produce a version of Dracula that engages audiences and catches fire, you could do far worse than Gatiss and Moffat.
Both men are quite early in the process. Plot, casting, setting, and timeline details are unknown, but we'll update you as soon as we know more.
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- David Kozlowski
After bringing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to life on the small screen, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are looking to do the same with Bram Stoker's legendary literary character in a new Dracula series.
Variety reports that Gatiss and Moffat are in the early stages of development on a new Dracula series, with talks underway with the BBC to potentially air the show, and Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films on board to produce.
A "new take" on Stoker's seminal 1897 novel, Dracula is expected to feature a similar structure to Gatiss and Moffat's Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman), which had a miniseries format of three feature-length episodes per story and comprised 13 total episodes over a seven-year span.
- Derek Anderson
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