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Pelle The Conqueror Screens This Weekend at Webster University

26 April 2017 6:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You’ll have to go without me, Pelle. I don’t have strength to travel anymore. I’m too old. Too old. I don’t have a future. Do you understand?”

Pelle The Conqueror (1987) screens Friday April 28th through Sunday April 30th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30 all three evenings.

In the Oscar-winning classic Pelle The Conqueror, Lassefar (Max von Sydow), an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle (Belle Hvenegaard), join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark’s Baltic island of Bornholm. They are employed at a large farm in Denmark, where they are treated as the lowest of the low. It is ultimately their loving relationship, which sustains them through a difficult year. Pelle The Conqueror offers a deep insight into the life of immigrants from one country of Scandenavia to the other. »

- Tom Stockman

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Pelle The Conqueror (1987) Screens This Weekend at Webster University

25 April 2017 7:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You’ll have to go without me, Pelle. I don’t have strength to travel anymore. I’m too old. Too old. I don’t have a future. Do you understand?”

Pelle The Conqueror (1987) screens Friday April 28th through Sunday April 30th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30 all three evenings.

In the Oscar-winning classic Pelle The Conqueror, Lassefar (Max von Sydow), an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle (Belle Hvenegaard), join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark’s Baltic island of Bornholm. They are employed at a large farm in Denmark, where they are treated as the lowest of the low. It is ultimately their loving relationship, which sustains them through a difficult year. Pelle The Conqueror offers a deep insight into the life of immigrants from one country of Scandenavia to the other. »

- Tom Stockman

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16 April 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

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Take the Money and Run originally had a different ending that was cut by editor Ralph Rosenblum. What was it?

Woody is killed in a bloody gun ambush. Woody becomes president. Woody appears to tear a hole in the movie screen and “escapes” into the theater. »

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Mark Hamill would have had Luke and Leia present during Han’s death in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

16 April 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During Star Wars Celebration on Friday, Mark Hamill had some very interesting comments regarding the amount of screen time for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mentioning that he would have introduced the classic character much earlier as well as offering up a suggestion that would have upped the emotional ante of one of the blockbuster’s most emotional moments.

Speaking to Fandango on the red carpet of Star Wars Celebration, Hamill said that by introducing Luke earlier the character and Princess Leia could have been a part of Han Solo’s death sequence, stating that “We’re too late to save him, but (are) witnesses” and that it would “carry so much emotional resonance into the next film” if he and Leia were there alongside “two characters that have known him, what, 20 minutes?”

See Also: Mark Hamill on the end of the Jedi and whether Luke »

- Robert Kojder

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William Hurt, Bob Balaban Join Audience Network Series ‘Condor’

12 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

William Hurt and Bob Balaban have joined the main cast of the upcoming Audience Network series “Condor,” Variety has learned.

Written by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, the series will follow Joe Turner (Max Irons), a young CIA analyst whose idealism is tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions. Smilovic also serves as showrunner and Katzberg executive produces alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Larry Trilling and Marcy RossMGM Television and Skydance Television will produce while the series was developed in association with Paramount TV.

Hurt will play Bob Partridge, a decorated CIA field operative who is rusty and a little soft after 20 years behind a desk. He’s tried to make changes for the better while at the CIA, including recruiting a team of the country’s top young minds to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to some of the United States’ most intractable problems. Balaban »

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Mark Hamill voices Han Solo in Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

7 April 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The folks at Bad Lip Reading have secured a very special guest for their latest video, as Mark Hamill channels his best Harrison Ford to lend his voice to Han Solo in the Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check it out here…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day »

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Film History Royalty: Jean-Pierre Léaud as Louis Xiv

31 March 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The 400 Blows. Courtesy of ShutterstockFor many directors, casting decisions are a crucial part of the writing process. They set the parameters in which the character can develop itself. Fundamentally, a good casting decision can make a character transcend its own scripted ambitions into wonderful, unexpected territories. But bad casting, as we know, can cripple not just a character’s potential but the entire film. It’s hard to talk about casting choices as creative decisions since they are so ingrained within certain creative impulses—the decision of choosing a particular actor over another can be based on mere gut feeling, a hunch, or an intellectual response. But of course, it can also depend (as it often does in large budget films) on an actor’s status, reputation or his or her monetary value. As we get to know actors, we see them typecast or cast against type but sometimes »

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Bleed For This: Sporting Injuries On Film

30 March 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every sensible person loves a good sports movie. Hell, even people who can’t abide actual sport can’t fail to be roused by the Rocky overture or, um, The Mighty Ducks. An occupational hazard in a sports film, though, is the increased likelihood of a bone-crunching or leg-snapping injury, something that is never more clearly illustrated than in the brilliantly visceral, utterly absorbing boxing thriller Bleed For This, available digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD from March 27th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, and as showcased in the below list of ‘look away now’ moments from sporting cinema:

Bleed For This (2016)

This underdog story starring Miles Teller as you’ve never seen before, documents one of sport’s most incredible comebacks. The film follows the cocky and sure footed Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who teams up with one of the sport’s most »

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J.J. Abrams discusses showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to terminally ill fans

27 February 2017 2:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Throughout the lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens it was repeatedly noted, and rightfully so, that Disney and director J.J. Abrams made a touching decision to screen the film prior to the general public for terminally ill fans who would possibly unfortunately pass away by the time the monumentally anticipated next entry in the saga would be released to theaters.

This week, Abrams spoke to LAGoss regarding the decision (specifically referencing Daniel Fleetwood) and what it meant to him, saying: “He was one of a number of people who were tragically not going to live to see the release of the movie. It was very important to us that those who were reaching out to us, as much as we could – and we couldn’t get everyone of course – got a chance to see the movie even though it was unfinished. So there were »

- Robert Kojder

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Sideshow unveils Rey and Bb-8 Premium Format Figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 February 2017 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…

See Also: Force Friday II gives us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »

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First Order Stormtrooper Egg Attack figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed

11 February 2017 2:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story figure reveals, we now have a look at Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have now unveiled their Previews Exclusive Egg Attack action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens which includes a Megablaster Heavy Assault Trooper and a Riot Control Stormtrooper; check them out here…

See Also: Star Wars 40th anniversary Black Series figures revealed by Hasbro

You’ll be able to build your own First Order army with these highly mobile Storm Trooper figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Artists designed both figures to be true to the film: they’re equipped with the standard First Order blaster pistol, as well as a repeating blaster. Both Stormtroopers come with removable vests and three sets of interchangeable hands for enhanced customization.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams »

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Max Irons to lead the cast of Three Days Of The Condor TV remake

6 February 2017 11:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Max Irons, star of TV’s The White Queen and the upcoming Bitter Harvest, has been cast in the new TV remake of Three Days Of The Condor. The TV event will be an update of Sydney Pollack’s iconic 1975 political thriller, which starred Robert Redford in the lead role.

Here’s the plot.

On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and tries to tell his supervisors about the tragedy. Unfortunately, he soon learns that CIA higher-ups were involved in the murders. With no one to trust, and a merciless hit man (Max von Sydow) close on his tail, Joe must somehow survive long enough to figure out why his own agency wants him dead.

Deadline reports that the new version sees Turner as an »

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16 of the Worst Films Ever Nominated for an Oscar — Including a Few 2017 Academy Award Nominees

3 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

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The Academy Awards are meant to celebrate the best that Hollywood has to offer us each year — but sometimes a few less-than-stellar films can slip through the cracks. It doesn’t happen that often in the major categories and, when it does, these duds usually pop up in the categories that fly under the radar. Let’s take a look at the films that meet the criteria of having been panned by critics and somehow landing an Oscar nomination this year and others in the 21st century.

Just to be transparent about the qualifications a film would need to meet to be included in this story, we’re looking at those that were at least nominated for an Oscar — if they won, even better — and that registered as “rotten” on RottenTomatoes.com. “Rotten” films would be »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Hot Toys’ R2-D2 collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens unveiled

24 January 2017 5:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its upcoming 1:6 scale R2-D2 collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check it out the lovable astromech in all his glory here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

Hot Toys is excited to officially present an amazing 1/6th scale collectible figure of many fans’ favorite droid, R2-D2, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

The astonishing collectible figure features a highly detailed mechanical construction with weathering effects, meticulously crafted diecast metal dome, touch Led light-up functions, and remote controlled sound effect function featuring 12 iconic R2-D2 sounds!

Star Wars fans shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to add this stunning Astromech droid to your treasured collection!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Episode VIII Title Revealed – Hitting Theaters December 15, 2017

23 January 2017 8:16 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney has sent out a press release about the next Star Wars film.

We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy.  In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

This is the followup to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in theaters on December 18, 2015. According to BoxOfficeMojo, the worldwide total now stands at $2,068,223,624.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Episode VII stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, »

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Watch Us Pull a Rabbit Out of our Hat

23 January 2017 7:10 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

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A quick look at the slinky sleight-of-hand involved in making movies about magic.

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In 1932’s Chandu The Magician, Edmund Lowe plays the titular wizard. What famous boogie man plays his adversary?

Bela Lugosi Boris Karloff Peter Lorre Correct

Lugosi is a lot of fun but the real star of this movie is director William Cameron Menzies whose distinctive visual style graces every scene.

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1953’s Houdini »

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Chewbacca tears off Unkar Plutt’s arm in deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

14 January 2017 2:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Have you ever wanted to see a wookiee pull someone’s arm out of its socket? Well now you can thanks to a deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees Chewbacca coming to the aid of Rey when she’s confronted by Unkar Plutt and Maz’s castle, and Unkar coming to realise that it’s not wise to upset a wookiee…

See Also: Carrie Fisher shines in recently released The Force Awakens deleted scene

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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