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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in the Movies

13 April 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Alex Garland of 'Ex Machina' follows others who took a writing-to-directing leap

11 April 2015 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »

- Emily Rome

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Actors-turned-directors: The good, the bad and the unwatchable

11 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?

We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.

The career-changers

Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.

As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »

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USA Network Announces Nine New Dramas For Development

8 April 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While it is currently enjoying the success of shows such as the long-running Suits, the second-season renewal Sirens, and the brand new Dig, USA Network has now announced its 2015/2015 development slate, and it contains nine new scripted dramas to get excited about.

Backed by big names – including Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Len Wiseman, Barry Sonnenfeld and Charlize Theron – these fledgling projects indicate a major push forward in original programming for the channel, and a major shift into television for high profile filmmakers.

Paradise Pictures: From the team that delivered Suits (Aaron Korsh, Rick Muirragui), this period drama is set in 1940s Hollywood and follows the fortunes of those trying to make it to the top of the entertainment industry tree, against a backdrop of blacklists, the rise of television, and the fall of studio monopolies.

Starchitects: An episodic drama exploring the workplace pressures at a top-level Los Angeles architecture firm. »

- Sarah Myles

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USA Sets Dates for Suits, Graceland, Jason O'Mara Drama, Mr. Robot and Others, Orders Chrisley Spinoff Pilots

7 April 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As part of its annual Upfront presentation, USA Network revealed summer premiere dates for Suits Season 5, Graceland Season 3 and the new dramas Mr. Robot and Complications, among others.

The cabler also announced pilot orders for a pair of offshoots of Chrisley Knows Best — one, a late-night talk show hosted by patriarch Todd Chrisley, the other a series in which Todd tags along with his college-bounds kids — and that WWE’s SmackDown will join its lineup in early 2016.

RelatedEric Kripke Hero Drama, Rob Reiner Spy Thriller, The Rock Reality Series in Development at USA Network

The summer premiere dates are as follows:

Tuesday, »

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Upfronts: USA Network Grabs ‘SmackDown,’ Loads Up on Scripted Development

7 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network is doubling down on WWE, bringing “SmackDown” over from Syfy next year as part of an effort to hike the volume of live programming on NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler.

The move of “SmackDown,” a slew of development projects, new programs featuring the Chrisley clan and summer scheduling announcements were unveiled Tuesday morning at USA Network’s press upfront gathering held at 30 Rock’s Rainbow Room.

USA Network president Chris McCumber made it clear in his presentation that the cabler is shifting the focus of its original programming to court a millennial audience. He noted that the generational shift of millennials now making up the largest component of the 18-49 audience is well under way. USA’s new shows are built around stories and characters that exhibit “bravery, optimism, self-reliance and hope” — all themes that resonate with millennials, per McCumber.

Alex Sepiol, USA’s senior VP of scripted programming, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Eric Kripke Hero Drama, Rob Reiner Spy Thriller, The Rock Reality Series in Development at USA Network

7 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The man who created Supernatural has turned his attention to a superhero.

Eric Kripke’s Amped, a drama that follows a neurotic man who takes a pill and becomes incredibly strong and powerful, is one of several projects on USA Network‘s 2015-2016 development slate.

Kripke will pen both the Vertigo comic book on which Amped is based and the series itself, which he’ll also executive-produce.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Other potential series the cable channel announced Tuesday include:

* The Tap, a 1969-set spy thriller set at Yale University, »

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Are the Dead Too Dumb? Did Castle Really Hit the Shower? Further Revenge To Be Had? And More TV Qs!

3 April 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Walking Dead, Castle, Cougar Town and Scandal!

1 | Really? Not one of these Walking Dead walkers has half a brain to simply (if even accidentally) lift the latch on the gate? Also, how rotten did you feel about yourself for hoping Sasha would kill Gabriel and for Glenn to off Nicholas, after neither of them wound up shooting the villains? And is there any rational explanation for why Maggie didn’t warn her »

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‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil': Canada’s ‘Spinal Tap’

31 March 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Directed by Sacha Gervasi

Whether you’re a heavy metal fan or not, you’ll appreciate Sacha Gervasi’s documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil as it lays out the surprisingly inspiring story of the Canadian 80s metal band whose star failed to rise, and how even after 30 years of disappointment, the two fearless friends who started it all maintain their never-say-die attitude.

The movie careens into action with flashback footage of a 1984 Japanese metal fest featuring Anvil alongside bands like Scorpions, Whitesnake and Bon Jovi. Anvil’s lead singer Lips dressed in bondage gear, slides a dildo across the strings of his guitar while taunting the thrashing crowd with his playful smile. Testimonials from members of some of metal’s biggest bands like Metallica, Motorhead and Slayer describe Anvil as the “real deal” and yet no one really understands why the band, in all their torn mesh, »

- Melanie Lefebvre

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Sure Thing,' 'Into the Woods,' 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' and More

24 March 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Sure Thing - Shout! Factory - Blu-ray Director: Rob Reiner Cast: John CusackDaphne ZunigaBoyd GainesAnthony EdwardsTim Robbins. Full cast + crew There are a few noteworthy big-budget releases from 2014 hitting store shelves this week, but before we get to those let's focus on an old gem that an entirely new generation should rediscover: The Sure Thing, directed by Rob Reiner. It was his second feature ever, and it came sandwiched right between This is Spinal Tap and Stand By Me. It's a brilliant, character-driven script with two great leads in John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga. It elevates '80s sex comedy material to some endearing levels, and the whole movie has aged remarkably well. Highly, highly recommended if...

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- Peter Hall

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Twenty Two Good to Great New Releases on DVD/Blu-ray This Week, Plus Muck

24 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! We were off last week due to SXSW 2015, so new releases from March 17th *and* March 24th are covered below. If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Sure Thing Walter (John Cusack) is only in his first year of college, but he already realizes that he’s flunking at life’s most important subject — love. Well, maybe that’s overstating things a bit, but he is lacking in the romance department, so when a friend on the West coast invites him for a visit with the promise of a sure thing in the form of a hot California girl jonesing to hook up Walter sets off on a cross-country drive. The one catch is the forced presence of Alison (Daphne Zuniga) on the road trip, but Walter’s willing to risk this hellish drive for a shot at female perfection. Surprise »

- Rob Hunter

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TVLine Items: Reign's New Queen, Madam Adds Goodbye Girl and More

10 March 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rachel Skarsten just landed one royal gig.

The Lost Girl alumna will soon join Reign in the series regular role of Queen Elizabeth, per The Hollywood Reporter.

RelatedPilot News: Reign Alum to Lead CW’s Cheerleader Death Squad

Described as a beautiful, devious twentysomething who is early in her rule, Elizabeth will first appear in the upcoming Season 2 finale.

Outside of playing Lost Girl‘s Tamsin, Skarsten’s TV credits include Beauty and the Beast, The L.A. Complex and Flashpoint.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Madam Secretary, »

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No Sour Notes: Top Ten Fictional Bands in the Movies

8 March 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The thought of snapping your fingers to the tunes of your favorite fictional bands in film seems rather unreal. After all these movie music-makers seem like the “reel” deal in terms of their celluloid artistry and sense of colorful on-screen showmanship.

However, some of the fictional bands or musical acts we know very well and consider so fondly actually morph into real-life acts. Also, there are real-life bands that share a “fictionalized existence” on screen as well (for instance one can try and divide the musical phenomenon of The Beatles as treasured pop cultural entities from the mop top maniacs they portrayed on the big screen in A Hard’s Day Night or Help. Some may argue they were the one in the same in front of and away from the rolling cameras).

Whatever your definition of what constitutes a favorable fictional band in film at the present moment just »

- Frank Ochieng

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Bruce Willis to Star in Stephen King's 'Misery' on Broadway

5 March 2015 4:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stephen King's 1987 novel Misery, which was adapted into the hit 1990 movie, will be turned into a new play, with Bruce Willis set to make his Broadway debut alongside theater favorite Elizabeth Marvel. Bruce Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Elizabeth Marvel), who just happens to be the author's biggest fan. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the feature adaptation, which also starred James Caan as Paul Sheldon.

William Goldman, who wrote the feature screenplay adaptation, is writing the script for this play, which will be directed by Will Frears. The director previously staged the world premiere of his Misery stage adaptation in 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. Johanna Day and Daniel Gerroll starred as Annie and Paul in that production.

The play is being produced by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures' Mark Kaufman, »

- MovieWeb

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut in Misery Alongside House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Marvel

5 March 2015 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bruce Willis is Broadway's newest baby. The actor, 59, will make his debut in the fall alongside House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel for a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced in a press release. Misery, King's 1987 novel, spawned an Oscar-winning film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Marvel, 45, will take on the role of Annie Wilkes (which earned Bates her first and only Oscar), and Willis will play Paul Sheldon. The script, too, is in good hands. Written by William Goldman, the two-time Oscar winner also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut in Misery Alongside House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Marvel

5 March 2015 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bruce Willis is Broadway's newest baby. The actor, 59, will make his debut in the fall alongside House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel for a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced in a press release. Misery, King's 1987 novel, spawned an Oscar-winning film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Marvel, 45, will take on the role of Annie Wilkes (which earned Bates her first and only Oscar), and Willis will play Paul Sheldon. The script, too, is in good hands. Written by William Goldman, the two-time Oscar winner also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Stephen King’s Misery Heads to Broadway with Bruce Willis

5 March 2015 7:17 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Stephen King’s obsessive fan two-hander Misery—adapted into a 1990 Rob Reiner film that saw an Oscar-winning performance from Kathy Bates—is coming to the Broadway stage.  The stage adaptation, written by Misery screenwriter William Goldman, initially went up at Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse in 2012. It’s now coming to New York via Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures…

The post Stephen King’s Misery Heads to Broadway with Bruce Willis appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Yippee-Ki-Broadway: Bruce Willis Set to Star in Stage Adaptation of 'Misery'

5 March 2015 2:59 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well this is... something. Bruce Willis, who has recently given up trying to choose what projects will be interesting and fresh and retain his brand as a worldwide star and has instead been starring in a series of direct-to-video-ish action movies and other franchise junk (and yet he sat out "Expendables 3"?), will make his Broadway debut this fall in a stage adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery." No, this is not some kind of elaborate joke. This is 100% true.

Willis will play the captive author essayed by James Caan in Rob Reiner's Oscar-winning film adaptation. Starring opposite him, as the homicidal super-fan Annie Wilkes is Broadway veteran Elizabeth Marvel. William Goldman, who wrote the film adaptation, has returned to write the book for the play (hopefully retaining some of the more fantastical elements that were jettisoned in the final film).

Little other information has been provided besides the play being a "strictly limited engagement. »

- Drew Taylor

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Bruce Willis to Make His Broadway Debut in Misery This Fall

4 March 2015 11:45 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the fall, in the stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery. The book was made into a film in 1990, directed by Rob Reiner and starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes, the obsessive fan who kept Caan's novelist Paul Sheldon captive when he crashed his car near her house. Die Hard actor Willis, who turns 60 later this month, will play the lead role of Sheldon, while Elizabeth Marvel [...] »

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