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When Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain bowed in American theaters during the summer of 1992, it was anticipated by fans of the director as a welcome return to the sort of formalist genre contraption he hadn’t indulged in since the creative blow-out (forgive me) of Body Double eight years earlier. However, when the lights came up, even within the ranks of the De Palma faithful there was polarization. A handful defended it as one of the director’s masterpieces, while a greater number seemed to consider it at best middle-tier De Palma, a fully committed attempt to deal with typical De Palma-esque narrative elasticity and thematic concerns such as time, chronology and dream logic, all in the context of an examination of the morphing perimeters of American masculinity and parental responsibility which somehow, in the end, seemed as out of balance as its psychically fractured protagonist. Meanwhile, the »
- TFH Team
Despite all of the talk of a return to the practical effects focus of the Original Trilogy in the build up to the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the visual effects wizards at Industrial Light & Magic still had their work cut out on the film when it came to digital effects.
Although you’d never guess from watching it, there’s actually more CGI in The Force Awakens than Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Ilm has now released a fascinating ‘Behind the Magic’ VFX reel showcasing their rather fantastic work on the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster, which is definitely worth five minutes of your time; 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 »
- Gary Collinson
That’s according to German website Bild, reporting that the Murder She Wrote star holds a role in two of the upcoming seven episodes that are slated to premiere in the summer of 2017. HBO didn’t comment on the speculation at the time of going to press, but we do know the network is actively casting for new additions, having recently plucked Jim Broadbent – star of Moulin Rouge, Gangs of New York and Eddie the Eagle – for an undisclosed role.
Besides, this wouldn’t be the first time that Game of Thrones has recruited a bona fide acting legend to its ranks. Over the past six seasons, HBO’s fantasy flagship has filled its truly massive ensemble with everyone from Charles Dance to Ian McShane and Dame Diana Rigg to Max Von Sydow. »
- Michael Briers
Some actors and directors go together like spaghetti and meatballs. They just gel together in a rare way that makes their collaborations special. Here is a list of the seven best parings of director and actor in film history.
Of all the parings on this list, these two make the oddest films. (In a good way.) Tim Burton is one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers of his generation and Johnny Depp was once the polymorphous master of playing a wide variety of eccentric characters. They were a natural combo. Depp made most of his best films with Burton, before his current ‘Jack Sparrow’ period began. The duo had the knack for telling stories about misfits and freaks, yet making them seem sympathetic and likable. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper version) collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens; take a look here…
Originally trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, Fn-2187 was deeply affected by the death of his squad mate and the innocent villagers during the attack of Tuanul on the desert planet Jakku. The skirmish has awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous and picking up a new name – Finn.
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt, a sleek First Order Stormtrooper armor with weather effects and helmet with the iconic blood mark, blaster rifle and blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.
- Amie Cranswick
Dan Cooper Aug 30, 2016
These are strange days indeed for fans of the beautiful game - never before has unbridled hope been so freely mixed with jaded cynicism in the sport we love. The result? A jarring draught indeed, a football concoction that is dizzyingly exhilarating yet morosely taxing, much like the homemade ‘bathroom cocktails’ that my sister used to dare me to drink as a child, odd-tasting brews made from shaving foam and perfume that put hairs on my seven-year old chest whilst presumably lopping years off my life.
That paradoxical blend of fair and foul will be familiar to anybody that follows football these days. International minnows Wales have been running roughshod over half of Europe, and Leicester’s unstoppable charge to the Premiership title against all five thousand »
What is Shelf Life? I recently moved into a new apartment, which means I had to box my entire movie collection. Now I’m trying to figure out how much of my physical media actually fits here. Each and every title is now up for grabs, new or old, and it’s time to decide what goes on the shelf and what just plain goes. Title: Strange Brew Year: 1983 Director: Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas Screenwriter: Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas and Steven De Jarnatt Format: Blu-ray Purchased Or Sent: Purchased What Is It? Beloved Sctv characters Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) jump to the big screen in a loose retelling of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Seriously. Add hockey, mind-control, and mice trapped in beer bottles, and you’ve got a very strange and silly movie. Random Thoughts: What’s crazy is that Rick Moranis somehow never »
- Drew McWeeny
IndieWire’s Vote: “The Americans”
We’re obviously big fans of a lot of these shows. “Better Call Saul,” “Mr. Robot” and even “House of Cards” are deserving nominees, and there’s no shame in voting for any one of them. But come on: “The Americans” getting an Emmy nod for Outstanding Drama Series is like the Chicago Cubs reaching the World Series. If they made it this far — finally — they better freaking win. “The Americans” has been the best drama on cable for four years. An intricate spy thriller side-by-side with an equally compelling family drama, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields have crafted a series as appealing as it is relevant. When it comes to FX’s best show (which is saying something), it’s more than just “you should »
- Ben Travers
Emmy voters are playing right into the election year by pointing a spotlight on strong guest performances in drama, comedy, and satirical series with political themes. Among the 24 Emmy-nominated guest roles, nine have a direct political tie-in.
It raises the question: Who’s winning in the battle of most outrageous storylines — the fictional or the factual politicians?
In many ways, TV seems like it’s trying to keep up with real life: Be it “Veep” politico Selina Meyer’s determined, misguided attempt to navigate Washington, “House of Cards” power couple Frank and Claire Underwood’s power-hungry mission to manipulate and take down anyone who stands in their way, or “Saturday Night Live’s” vision of a presidential candidate seeking counsel from her former self.
While Hillary Clinton was scrutinized for using a private email server, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deployed an internal investigation into which staffer called her a profane name (the verdict: everyone). Donald Trump caused »
- Seth Kelley
Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016
They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...
The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.
The Exorcist II (1977)
Budget: $14 million
Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »
New York, N.Y., July 18, 2016 – Last year’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering “the power and pathos fans have come to expect” (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016. The set features all 10 episodes, plus extensive bonus content:
Digital HD Download
Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran »
- ComicMix Staff
HBO Home Entertainment will bring the “Battle of the Bastards” and much more to home media on August 1st with their Digital HD debut of Game of Thrones Season 6, followed by a November 15th Blu-ray (with Digital HD) and DVD release:
Press Release: Last year’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering “the power and pathos fans have come to expect” (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital »
- Derek Anderson
We're about one month away from the announcement of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients. They're usuallly announced at the end of August for a November Governor's Awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will be on November 12th. Last year rumors circled that it was Doris Day's turn but that didn't turn out to be accurate. For the past two years, The Film Experience has tried to make up for the dearth of movie site reporting about the Oscar Honorary careers (beyond the sharing of press releases / YouTube videos of their speeches) with mini-retrospectives so we're always hoping they'll choose well to give us wonderful careers to discuss right here.
Let's reprint a list of worthies we shared a year or so ago, with a few adjustments, in case any of the elites in the Academy are undecided about who to put forth or get behind for these coveted honors.
- NATHANIEL R
Last year's Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering "the power and pathos fans have come to expect" (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016. The set features all 10 episodes, plus extensive bonus content.
The Digital HD Download will include Bran's Journey, a nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season »
This morning's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel from Star Wars Celebration brought with it a slew of new information on the upcoming film, including new images, details on the planets, characters, and much more. Come inside to check out our breakdown of the biggest reveals from the show.
If you've been anxious for more information on this year's Star Wars movie, the first standalone film, this morning brought the goods you've been waiting for. Obviously one of the biggest pieces of news we got aside from the gorgeous poster, is the behind the scenes featurette. The new footage is thrilling, and even after watching it several times I can't get enough.
It's a great deal of new footage, and some cool shots if you're poking through it frame by frame, there's plenty to see. A lot of other information on the film came out through the filmmakers and stars talking throughout the panel. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
While it's a travesty that Sophie Turner wasn't nominated for an Emmy after Sansa's big season, the Game of Thrones star is really just happy for her onscreen family. Kit Harington and Maisie Williams were both nominated - along with Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Max von Sydow - and Turner graciously congratulated them on Twitter. In the process, she also made us love her that much more. My big brother and my little sister did me proud today. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.
More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.
While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
“Game of Thrones” once again conquered the Emmy nominations — earning 23 nods for its blockbuster sixth season, which also notched record ratings for its action-packed finale.
Stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams both broke into the race this year, earning their first nominations in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, respectively. They joined fellow cast members Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke, who are repeat nominees — Dinklage previously won the Supporting Actor category in 2015 and 2011. Max von Sydow also earned a Guest Actor nod for his role as the Three-Eyed Raven.
“It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned,” Harington said of his nomination. “For my work on ‘Game of Thrones’ to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.”
Williams said, “I am so grateful to be a part of ‘Game of Thrones,’ so to be nominated for an Emmy is beyond words »
- Laura Prudom
Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...
The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.
Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.
Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...
Lead Actor In A Drama
Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Lead Actress In A Drama
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Keri Russell, »
- Matt Richenthal
The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…
Lead Actor, Drama
Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Supporting Actor, Drama
Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones
- Gary Collinson
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