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Uma Thurman Turned Down a Role in ‘Lord of the Rings’

17 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Here’s some trivia for you: while appearing as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Uma Thurman revealed that she was offered a key role in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and regrets turning it down. While Thurman was technically on the show to promote her new Bravo series, Imposters, Colbert […]

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Movie Review – The Night of the Virgin (2016)

22 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Night of the Virgin, 2016.

Directed by Roberto San Sebastián.

Starring Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martin, and Victor Amilibia.

Synopsis:

Dorky young Nico follows an older woman home with the promise of finally losing his virginity once and for all. As grimy and oddly decorated as it is, the stage is set in the woman’s apartment for the boy to at long last become a man. There’s only one problem: she has something very different planned. Something ritualistic.

Horror nuts, gore fiends and seasoned devotees of extreme cinema, this is not a drill. Drop everything: we might just have found your new favourite movie.

Those with weak hearts or of a sensitive disposition, look away now. The Night of the Virgin, a comedically-tinged gross-out fright fest of the most epic proportions, is landing soon, and aside from being one of the most terrifically staged, tremendously tense and gloriously ballsy »

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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

21 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

21 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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Uma Thurman: Turning Down ‘Lord of the Rings’ Was One of the ‘Worst Decisions Ever Made’

21 February 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Uma Thurman revealed she was given the chance to play the role of Eowyn in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy but chose to turn it down.

The role, which eventually went to Miranda Otto, would have given Thurman the chance to play one of the only female characters in the saga, a fierce princess-turned-warrior pining after Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn in the process of saving her uncle from evil mind control.

“I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made,” Thurman admitted. The offer came right after the birth of Thurman’s first child and before she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.”

“I would have played Eowyn in ‘Lord of the Rings,'” Colbert, a hardcore J. R. R. Tolkien fan, derided.

The Peter Jackson-helmed trilogy went on to make almost $3 billion. “Lord »

- Dani Levy

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11 great documentaries on Netflix

19 February 2017 3:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Catherine Pearson Feb 22, 2017

Documentary fans are well served by these 11 great documentary series and features, currently available on Netflix UK...

In recent years, even months, Netflix has upped its game. No longer just a site to instantly stream an old title you might have once picked up in Blockbuster, it's become a hub of quality new and original film and television and this is by no means limited to its vast selection of fiction.

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With the scope of possibility in visual effects and the boundlessness of imagination there are very few places we cannot explore in fiction nowadays… that is unless we explore stories that are stranger than fiction. There is a tangible thirst for the real; the overwhelming response to recent Netflix documentary Making A Murderer in the news and social media, as just one example, exposes the desire for and »

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The Gate

18 February 2017 10:21 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Screen horror gets a fun-ride boost with the adventures of a trio of home-alone kids squaring off against demons from, ‘right in their own back yard.’ Creative, expertly daring special effects heighten a perfect spook thriller for young kids, that’s has more and better ‘Boo’ moments than most of the hardcore genre classics of its decade.

The Gate

Blu-ray

Lionsgate / Vestron Video

1987 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 85 min. / Street Date February 28, 2017 / 39.97

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Deborah Grover, Scot Denton, Ingrid Veninger, Sean Fagan

Cinematography: Thomas Vámos

Film Editor :Rit Wallis

Speical Visual Effects Designer and Supervisor: Randall William Cook

Special Makeup: Craig Reardon

Original Music: Michael Hoenig, J. Peter Robinson

Written by: Michael Nankin

Produced by: John Kemeny

Directed by: Tibor Takács

Horror enthusiasts of a different generation than mine speak highly of the theatrical shockers of the 1980s that set their nerves on edge. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Arrow Video Announces Evil Ed and Brain Damage Limited Edition Blu-rays

17 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Arrow Video will have special treats in store for horror fans this spring with their limited edition Blu-ray releases of Evil Ed and Brain Damage.

Both Evil Ed and Brain Damage will be released on Blu-ray in the Us and the UK this May, and you can check out the impressive lists of bonus features below, as well as the eye-popping cover art for the releases.

Arrow Video has also announced a new UK Blu-ray release of Dario Argento's Phenomena (aka Creepers), which includes the 116-minute Italian cut of the film.

Evil Ed Blu-ray / DVD: "New UK/Us Title: Evil Ed (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD) Limited Edition

A veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures!

Pre-order your copy via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2kRcxF2

Pre-order via Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/2kRgU2Y

North American pre-orders links should be live soon!

Release Dates: 29/30 May

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- Derek Anderson

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The Great Wall Review

17 February 2017 2:33 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Emily Breen

There are precious few things in this world which cannot be improved by a measure of silliness – and Zhang Yimou’s not entirely historically accurate story of a legendary alien battle at The Great Wall of China is no exception. In combining his trademark gravity defying fight sequences with thousands of green blooded CGI monsters, Zhang has contrarily crafted a very beautiful and wildly expensive B-Movie.

William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal) are soldiers for hire, wandering the wilds of China in search of a source of black powder – gunpowder – to sell to the highest bidder upon their return to the west. When their group is ambushed late one night William’s mercenary training ensures the pair’s safety and grants them a gory and unusual get-out-of-certain-death-free card as they stumble across a secret army preparing for the fight of their lives.

Our introduction to Commander »

- Emily Breen

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The top 37 movie Lego sets you can buy right now

16 February 2017 6:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 24, 2017

Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jurassic World and more: it’s our rundown of the coolest Lego movie kits on the market...

There’s nothing quite like building an iconic film scene/location using colourful bricks and a little booklet of instructions. It brings the magic of the movies right into your front room, and it kills time very easily.

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Lego has been lovingly recreating the films we love in miniature form for years, spanning Star Wars, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World and much much more. Here’s are 37 of our favourites...

Nb: if you click on a few of the links in this article, it supports the site. Up to you!

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Let’s start with an absolute beauty: this Avengers-inspired S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier from Lego’s Marvel Super Heroes »

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The Weekend Warrior 2/17/17: Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness

15 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million.  Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »

- Edward Douglas

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk review

13 February 2017 8:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ang Lee's latest film is an unconventional film being distributed, on the whole, in a very conventional way...

In the race to set forth the future of cinema through various technological advances, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk feels like a major casualty. Once tipped for the Oscar race, the latest film from Ang Lee has bombed at the worldwide box office and been all but ignored by critics and awards bodies. This is partly due to complications in exhibiting the film in its intended format, because cinemas haven't adapted for this war drama as they did for major blockbusters of recent years.

Avatar successfully made the case for 3D, like the gift of fire from James Cameron to studio arsonists who post-converted every tentpole movie in sight, while Peter Jackson's Hobbit films were less successful in pioneering higher frame rates, inadvertently exposing the actors' make-up and making the audience dizzy. »

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The Lego Batman Movie: references and Easter Egg guide

10 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Feb 13, 2017

The movie, TV show, cartoon and comic references of The Lego Batman Movie...

This article contains major The Lego Batman Movie spoilers.

Holy plastic building blocks, Batman! Almost everything really was awesome about The Lego Batman Movie. After years of dark nights and grim glares at other superheroes, the newest adventure of the Caped Crusader, as voiced by Will Arnett’s perfectly overdone gravel, was a breath of fresh air. Not afraid to let Batman’s sidekicks have fun - even if our cantankerous main guy still prefers to wear only black and sing about “darkness” - The Lego Batman Movie is poised to entertain Bat-fans of all Bat-ages.

Still one of its best gags is its shameless (and relentless) use of references, cutaways, and in-jokes to overstuff its narrative with more meta-humor than the most unwieldy episode of Community. As a consequence, it’s easy to »

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Richard Armitage Joins Julie Delpy’s ‘My Zoe’ — Berlin

7 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Julie Delpy's My Zoe, which is being sold at the Efm in Berlin by Protagonist Pictures. He'll join Daniel Brühl, Lior Ashkenazy and child actor Sophia Ally in the pic, which is written and directed by Delpy and produced by Philomena and The Invisible Woman producer Gabrielle Tana. Armitage, who's renowned for playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, will play the role of James, the ex-husband of… »

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Mortal Engines Sets Hera Hilmar As Female Lead

7 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s not everyday Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh – two parts of the creative driving force behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies – pledge their support to a budding film franchise, so it’s small wonder why Mortal Engines has already generated so much excitement.

An adaptation of Philip Reeve’s dystopian novel series, Jackson and Walsh initially signed on to produce the big-screen rendition of Mortal Engines many moons ago, and are currently in the process of constructing a screenplay with Philippa Boyens and Christian Rivers. The latter was elected director on the project late last year, and just recently we learned that Robert Sheehan and Fantastic Beasts star Ronan Raftery had climbed on board. According to Variety, we can now add Hera Hilmar’s name to that preliminary cast list, as the up-and-coming actress has been set as the film’s female lead.

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Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines finds its female lead in Hera Hilmar

7 February 2017 6:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Christian Rivers and producer Peter Jackson have found their female lead for Mortal Engines, with Deadline reporting that Hera Hilmar (The Oath, Da Vinci’s Demons) has signed on to appear in the upcoming adaptation of Philip Reeve’s book series.

Mortal Engines “is set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the Outlands who will change the course of his life forever.”

The film has been written by Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and will mark the feature directorial debut of Jackson’s long time collaborator Rivers, who won an Oscar for his VFX work on King Kong. It is set for release on December »

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Hera Hilmar to lead Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines

6 February 2017 6:39 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back when Guillermo del Toro was set to tackle The Hobbit, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh began work on adapting Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines" series. At the time it was thought that Jackson would direct the film, but once Guillermo del Toro dropped out of The Hobbit and Jackson had to take over, the development of "Mortal Engines" stalled. The project was... Read More »

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Newcomer Hera Hilmar Lands Female Lead in Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’

6 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hera Hilmar has closed a deal for the female lead of Universal and Mrc’s adaptation of Philip Reeve’s “Mortal Engines,” which will be written and produced by Peter Jackson.

Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will co-write the film with Christian Rivers directing. Mrc and Universal are co-financing the movie, with Universal also serving as worldwide distributor.

Jackson and Walsh have been involved with the project for several years, having optioned the rights from Scholastic in 2001. Ken Kamins — Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens’ longtime manager — brought the project to Mrc.

Zane Weiner (“The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies), Amanda Walker (“The Hobbit”), and Deborah Forte (“The Golden Compass”) are serving as producers, along with Walsh and Jackson. Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “District 9”) will executive produce, while Boyens co-produces.

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Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’ Sets Hera Hilmar As Female Lead

6 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hera Hilmar has been set as the lead female role in Mortal Engines, the Christian Rivers-directed movie adaptation of the book series by British author Philip ReevePeter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies) are producing the film adaptation. Hilmar's recent credits include The Ottoman Lieutenant and The Oath, and she spent three seasons on the Starz series Da Vinci's Demons. Mortal Engines is set in a world many thousands of years in… »

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The Peter Jackson-Produced ‘Mortal Engines’ Casts Robbie Sheehan and Ronan Raftery

3 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of Mortal Engines was one of those projects that I always assumed would never actually happen because we’ve been hearing about it for so damn long with no signs of actual progress. The film was first announced back in 2009, with Jackson on board to direct. Then he was promptly sucked back […]

The post The Peter Jackson-Produced ‘Mortal Engines’ Casts Robbie Sheehan and Ronan Raftery appeared first on /Film. »

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