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The Exorcist (1973) review

20 hours ago | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Grace Fontaine

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Hellish Father, I entreat you hear my confession- I saw 'The Exorcist' when I was 23 years young. After I had seen so many other horror films, I had become desensitized to cinema and genre. Consequently, upon first viewing Friedkin's acclaimed adaptation of William Peter Blatty's novel, while I certainly did feel it was worth a watch (as opposed to the supposedly "Omgawesome" 'Friday the 13th' which I felt was an over-bloated, badly-realised piece of sh--) I just didn't see Why Why Why 'The Exorcist' had been bestowed with the reputation as one of the most important horror films ever. Obviously, back when it was made it frightened many of the bums in seats, but these days, unless you have the constitution of cheap toilet paper or if you are a religion nut, it's not that mind-blowing or spiritually confrontational upfront. »

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Live action Star Wars TV series rumoured to be in development

25 March 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If six new Star Wars films were not enough to fill your boots in a galaxy far, far away – we have a hot new rumour for you today!

According to Cinelinx (via /Film), Disney are developing a live action Star Wars TV show that will use the same constructed sets at Pinewood Studios in London as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The sites also report that the show will act as a bridging gap between the three new movies, with the show shooting in the interim between the films using the soundstage.

This is of course not the first time we’ve heard of a Star Wars themed TV show. Prior to George Lucas selling the franchise to Disney, he was planning a live action show of his own, which never got out of development stage.

As always, this is just a rumour for now. But given how much »

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John Williams to record Star Wars: The Force Awakens score in Los Angeles

22 March 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Williams is set to break tradition when it comes to the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the official Star Wars site revealing that the composer will record the score for the hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Sequel Trilogy in Los Angeles, rather than utilising Abbey Road Studios and the London Symphony Orchestra, as he did with the first six chapters of the saga.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with the very best musicians in both the U.K. and the U.S.,” says Williams. “The London Symphony Orchestra has consistently performed with great artistry on all six of the prior films in the Star Wars saga, and I will be forever grateful for their commitment and dedication.  Equally, it has been my honor to have worked with my brilliant colleagues in Los Angeles, and always appreciate the invaluable contribution they’ve made »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscar Isaac confirms he’ll be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII; talks flying an X-Wing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 March 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re apparently getting a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon, and while we wait one of its stars Oscar Isaac has been talking about working in a galaxy far, far away.

“It’ll be very cool. I’m very excited about it. I’m excited to see it, to see how it all comes together,” he told Moviefone, noting that the trailer was “very fun” and that “it was very fun to see that spirit get ignited again.”

The first movie I remember seeing in a theatre was Return of the Jedi,” he adds as to why he took the role. “And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.”

When asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII, »

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StreamFix: 5 Netflix options that remind you why the legends rule

18 March 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The weekend is approaching. You deserve legendary Netflix entertainment. Check out our five picks starring legendary entertainers proving why they're fantastic.  Robert Redford is a bad-ass with a ladies' Wimbledon haircut in "Three Days of the Condor" There was a magical time called 1975 in which Robert Redford was indistinguishable from Martina Navratilova. Celebrate that sacred hour with "Three Days of the Condor," the caper starring Redford as a CIA analyst who goes into hiding with a sultry Brooklyn Heights dame (Faye Dunaway) as foes zero in on him. Plenty of Oscar cred here: In addition to Dunaway, John Houseman and Cliff Robertson have key roles, and nominee Max von Sydow scares the hell out of you as an Alsatian assassin. Bill Murray makes monotony a joy in "Groundhog Day" It took me until this year to watch "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and I've decided Andie MacDowell does have a certain something. »

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Classic '70s Thriller 'Three Days Of The Condor' Getting TV Remake

13 March 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With shows like "The Americans" and "Homeland" drawing in viewers week after week, Hollywood is eager to keep audiences gripping their seats with tales of espionage. And now they're drawing on a classic '70s thriller as material for what could be the next small screen sensation. Megan Ellison's brother David Ellison's Skydance is working with MGM and Paramount TV on a small screen version of Sydney Pollack's "Three Days Of The Condor." The 1975 movie follows a CIA analyst trying stay alive when he gets caught up in a conspiracy after all his colleagues are murdered. The movie snagged an Academy Award nomination for Best Editing and is powered by great turns from Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, and Max von Sydow. It's not clear if the plans are for a miniseries or regular series, but Jason Smilovic ("Lucky Number Slevin") and Todd Katzberg will write the script. »

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Classic '70s Thriller 'Three Days Of The Condor' Getting TV Remake

13 March 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With shows like "The Americans" and "Homeland" drawing in viewers week after week, Hollywood is eager to keep audiences gripping their seats with tales of espionage. And now they're drawing on a classic '70s thriller as material for what could be the next small screen sensation. Megan Ellison's brother David Ellison's Skydance is working with MGM and Paramount TV on a small screen version of Sydney Pollack's "Three Days Of The Condor." The 1975 movie follows a CIA analyst trying stay alive when he gets caught up in a conspiracy after all his colleagues are murdered. The movie snagged an Academy Award nomination for Best Editing and is powered by great turns from Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, and Max von Sydow. It's not clear if the plans are for a miniseries or regular series, but Jason Smilovic ("Lucky Number Slevin") and Todd Katzberg will write the script. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Gets a Release Date

12 March 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While the December release of J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens is still far, far away, Disney and Lucasfilm announced today that its Rian Johnson-helmed follow up, Star Wars: Episode VIII, will arrive on May 26th, 2017, Variety reports.

At a shareholders meeting in San Francisco, the two companies — which joined forces in 2012 — also announced new details regarding Gareth Edwards'(Godzilla) upcoming standalone film, which will be titled Rogue One and star The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones. Production is scheduled to begin in London this summer, »

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"Three Days of Condor" Gets TV Remake

11 March 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Known mostly for blockbusters like the "Star Trek" and "Mission Impossible" franchises, Skydance Productions is continuing its move into TV space following the acclaimed Wgn America series "Manhattan".

Their next project will see them teaming with MGM and Paramount TV for a TV version of Sydney Pollack's classic 1975 thriller "Three Days of the Condor", though it's unsure if this will be a limited or ongoing series adaptation.

Based on James Grady's novel "Six Days of the Condor," the original starred Robert Redford as a bookish CIA analyst who is working with his team in a New York safe house to find codes hidden within random publications. When he slips out to get lunch, the rest of his team is killed by a group of armed men led by a French assassin (Max von Sydow).

Returning to find his dead co-workers and himself in a trap, he goes into »

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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a series of tie-in books

10 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they will count down to the hotly-anticipated release of the seventh chapter of the Star Wars Saga with a publishing initiative entitled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will include at least 20 “in canon” books, ranging from adult and teen novels to kid’s sticker books.

“The Force Awakens is an extraordinarily, heavily guarded storyline. To track it, a lot of top-secret meetings were happening up in San Francisco as we worked through this program,” says Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “The partnership with the story group and the editorial team always had to be true to the sanctity of the film while making sure that we find these moments to introduce hints, clues, and puzzle pieces. Without revealing what those pieces are, it will just allow readers to speculate about the new film: What could a location mean, »

- Gary Collinson

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

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Rumoured description for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ second trailer

6 March 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the second trailer for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens expected to launch Star Wars Celebration next month, a rumoured breakdown has been doing the rounds, which may or may not tell us what we can expect from our second glimpse at Disney’s hotly-anticipated December release:

See Also: New rumours of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and flashback sequences

Like the first teaser it opens with a shot of the desert planet. Although it’s not dunes. It’s a destroyed At-at on its side.

Voice over (sounds like Lupita Nyong’o): “I shall show you the story…” Forest location with a very large structure (like a castle or something) with an opening in the base of a large tree. I believe this is the Puzzlewood location.

Vo continues “of who you seek…” A large city in a tropical location. »

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Madame Tussauds release new pictures of Star Wars exhibition

4 March 2015 10:13 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images of the new Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds have been revealed.

The London museum has announced more details of the multi-million pound extension to its displays in May, ahead of the release of Star Wars - The Force Awakens in December.

The exhibition will open Saturday, May 16 with 16 characters from the film saga on show, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

They will be joined by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Qui-Gon Jinn from Episodes I-iii and villains such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the Stormtroopers.

Senior Sculptor Dave Burks, who is creating Luke Skywalker's figure, said: "I know if I get any aspect of this figure wrong, a generation of fans will have a lot to say about it, so it is a huge responsibility."

"Luke has a great face for a sculptor - big eyes »

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New pictures of Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds

4 March 2015 5:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images of the new Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds have been revealed.

The London museum has announced more details of the multi-million pound extension to its displays in May ahead of the release of Star Wars - The Force Awakens in December.

The exhibition will open Saturday, May 16th with 16 characters from the film saga on show including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

They will be joined by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Qui-Gon Jinn from Episodes I-iii and villains like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the Stormtroopers.

Senior Sculptor, Dave Burks, who is creating Luke Skywalker's figure said: "I know if I get any aspect of this figure wrong, a generation of fans will have a lot to say about it, so it is a huge responsibility."

"Luke has a great face for a sculptor - big eyes »

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New rumours of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and flashback sequences

2 March 2015 5:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – Potential Spoilers Below

We’re less than 300 days away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the reports and rumours are still coming in thick and fast. We’ve already had rumours that Darth Vader would be in the film in some capacity (possibly in a flashback) and now we have new rumours that back those claims up.

According to Making Star Wars, Robert Boulter (not announced in the cast list as of yet) has joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens to play a young Luke Skywalker in a flashback sequence. This would play into the opening of the movie, in which Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) go to Rose’s Bar, owned by Rose (Lupita Nyong’o) who is a puppet similar to Yoda.

Below is a breakdown of the flashback:

Dead bodies lay on the floor of a Jedi Academy. »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opening Scene Revealed?

20 February 2015 5:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just under 10 months until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, Disney and LucasFilm still haven't given fans any official plot description, and all we have to go on is the first teaser trailer that debuted in late November. While we wait for the first full-length trailer and confirmed plot details, yet another unconfirmed rumor has surfaced from Making Star Wars, which reveals the opening sequences of director J.J. Abrams' sci-fi adventure. There will be potential Spoilers from here on out, so read on at your own risk.

One of the early Star Wars rumors revealed that the movie opened with a severed hand and a lightsaber falling through space before landing in a desert, where the hand and lightsaber are found by Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Subsequent reports claim that the severed hand is not a part of this scene, which is backed »

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Major Death Scene In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed; J.J. Abrams Confirms Rumors

20 February 2015 12:33 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Between now and the end of the year, expect there to be a plethora – a tidal wave, if you will – of rumored tidbits concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And today, the raft of chatter and speculation orbiting J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel amps up further, with the reveal of two major sequences that are set to appear in the film.

As with most previous gossip on the hotly-anticipated flick, the news originates from Making Star Wars, a fansite whose track record for rumor-to-fact has been pretty spot-on so far. Be warned, though, if you’re hoping to enter the theater on December 18th with no knowledge whatsoever on the film, we advise that you look away now.

First up is a description of the film’s opening sequence. Lifted directly from the fan blog, it outlines briefly all the characters involved and culminates with an event that slots into »

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

- Gary Collinson

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27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 February 2015 7:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!

1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Director: J.J. Abrams

What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »

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Billy Dee Williams thinks he’ll be back for future Star Wars movies: “I have a feeling I’m going to show up”

11 February 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When the cast was announced for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one name that seemed to be missing from the original cast line-up was Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Since that time, the actor has returned to a galaxy far, far away as part of Star Wars Rebels to provide his vocal talents. But will we be seeing him in a live action again?

“Yeah, people were pretty upset about it,” he told Cinelinx about the fan reaction to being left out the cast. “But I uh…I may very well…I have a feeling I’m going to show up. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage. People think of me as the original cast, but I didn’t come in until the second movie. I did Empire and then I did Return of the Jedi, but I came in after everyone else was introduced… »

- Luke Owen

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