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Win The Smoke Series One DVD

19 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

To celebrate the release of Brand New hard-hitting drama The Smoke on DVD, we’ve teamed up with Acorn Media to give 3 lucky WhatCulture.com readers the opportunity to win a copy of the show on DVD, following its run on Sky One.

Written by acclaimed writer Lucy Kirkwood (Skins), The Smoke is a show about ordinary men and women, about fire-fighters, and heroes, about life and death stories of risk and rescue. Charged with adrenaline, gut-wrenchingly emotional, surprisingly funny, and often outrageously audacious, it’s a show with big thrills, huge heart, and characters who leave an indelible mark.

Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) plays Trish, Kev’s girlfriend, who is striving to hold on to love and hope against the odds, while Rhashan Stone (Bodies) is Kev’s best mate Mal, whose loyalty is tested to the extreme. Then there’s the rest of the watch: Little Al (Gerard Kearns »

- Simon Gallagher

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Lord Almighty: The 5 Best Depictions of God in Movies

23 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Once, in the 90s, it was told unto us that God was one of us, just a slob like one of us, trying to make his way home. The all knowing, all seeing, all feeling creator of everything and anything in the universe could take on many forms, and he typically has throughout the many channels of pop culture. But it’s hard to find a good version of God in movies – for good reason. It’s a part that many might not want to take; God is, after all, the ultimate role. It doesn’t get much bigger than that. How do you embody a deity, the most important figure in a vast amount of people’s lives, and a part they’ve already casted in their minds while daydreaming in church pews from an early age? You get around it, and you get creative. Sometimes, you don’t even have to be on screen. Just pray »

- Samantha Wilson

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Ride Along’ is Just Another Generic Buddy Cop Comedy

21 April 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Few figures have had less of an exciting domination of the world than Kevin Hart. In the past few years, the comedian has skyrocketed to leading fixture in the comedy scene, creating hit scripts out of films like “Think Like A Man” and “About Last Night,” while taking victory laps in his lacking stand-up features like “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain”. The big problem is that these projects don’t justify his comic potential.

They don’t show, like his appearance in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” or his special “Seriously Funny,” why comedy benefits from having the hyperactive humor of Kevin Hart in its universe. Add another title to that list of disappointing successes with “Ride Along,” another box office hit (a sequel is due in January 2016), but one without a strong entertainment factor to really deserve it.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Aside from a twist that’s actually just a surprise cameo, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond short

20 April 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday, DC Entertainment continued its celebration of The Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary with a special Batman 75th Anniversary panel at WonderCon packed with star talent such as DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee, animator Bruce Timm, voice actor Kevin Conroy, director Kevin Smith and radio personality Ralph Garman. In addition to the Q&A, the audience was also treated to the world premiere of Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond short, which features the voice talents of Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne and Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis. And, we just so happen to have it for you right here…

While you’re here, be sure to check out Bruce Timm’s Batman 75th anniversary short, Batman: Strange Days.

The Batman Beyond short will also be shown on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block after Teen Titans Go! on April 23rd.

The post Watch Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond short appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Elizabeth Banks Takes The Walk Of Shame In Red Band Trailer

15 April 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everyone knows the walk of shame, but it’s safe to say that most are not nearly as painful and comical as Elizabeth Banks’s in the new trailer for her upcoming comedy Walk of Shame. With the film’s early May release date right around the corner, Focus Features is upping its marketing campaign with a new red band trailer.

I wasn’t too impressed by the tamer trailer that dropped back in January, and though this new preview is certainly raunchier, it still doesn’t have me convinced that Walk of Shame will be anything special, despite its exceptional cast.

Check it out below:

Other than Banks running around in a tight yellow dress, there’s not much going for Walk of Shame so far as I can see. The jokes on display just aren’t that funny, and the most talented individuals in the cast (including Community »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Philomena,' 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job'

15 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Philomena"

What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey.

Why We're In: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet drama with moments of levity, thanks to the chemistry between Coogan and Dench.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Breaking the Waves"

What's It About? Ah, yes. Another tale by Lars von Trier about tormented love, sex, and religion! Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson play newlyweds who are forced into some rather extreme circumstances after he's paralyzed while working on an oil rig.

Why We're In: This tragic tale gets the full Criterion treatment, including select »

- Jenni Miller

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt may star in Stanley McChrystal pic; Plus, Helen Mirren, more

14 April 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt has signed on to produce and possibly star in The Operators, which chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal during his time as commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover) will direct and write the script based on the late Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. [Deadline]

Helen Mirren (The Queen) is in talks to star in the Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter. Mirren would play his wife in the Jay Roach-directed pic. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Batman Goes Retro in Bruce Timm’s “Strange Days”

14 April 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Animator and producer Bruce Timm hasn’t worked on a Batman animation since 2004, but this year is the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary, and DC is making sure we know it by offering all kinds of exclusives and events—among them a black and white, classic-style short by Timm himself: Strange Days.

Check out the length of Batman’s ears. Now that’s 1930s.

To see Timm talk about the development of the short, you can watch this DC “All Access” clip:

Timm co-created the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series, which is still widely believed to be the hero’s best onscreen representation—and I have to agree. It’s the closest I’ve seen to a real Batman comic-in-motion, movies included (sorry, Christopher Nolan), although that might change if somebody just asked Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo to direct a Batman movie.

Bruce Timm is also scheduled to take »

- Holly Interlandi

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Mallrats

14 April 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

After the success of Clerks, Kevin Smith stays on slacker territory for this salty comedy following a day in the lives of two college-age wasters. Having been dumped by their girlfriends (Shannen Doherty and Claire Forlani), Brodie (the debuting Jason Lee) and his buddy Tj (Jeremy London) console themselves with a spot of trash-talking R&R down at the local mall. Babes, comic books, videogames - matters of no importance are thoroughly analysed as the guys work out their next move. »

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Johnny Depp joins Justin Long in monster movie Tusk

14 April 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp will reportedly appear in Kevin Smith's Tusk.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is expected to be among the cast of the monster movie, to be released later in 2014.

Justin Long - who leads the cast of the project - revealed in a recent interview that Depp has signed up for a small role, but this has yet to be officially confirmed by Smith.

Tusk follows a journalist (Long) who meets adventurer Mr Howe (Michael Parks), who has incredible tales and a fascination of walruses.

Long told the Long Island Newsday that he is working on Kevin Smith's film and that "Johnny Depp is in that one".

Depp is expected to play a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates the strange case of a man trapped in a walrus.

Smith had previously said that he intended a major Hollywood star to play the small but pivotal role. »

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Johnny Depp set for role in Kevin Smith's Tusk

13 April 2014 9:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 14 Apr 2014 - 07:07

Justin Long reveals that Johnny Depp has a role in Kevin Smith's upcoming horror, Tusk...

Kevin Smith has been a busy man. In addition to his sizeable collection of podcasts, he's been back making films of late, the first of which is going to be Tusk.

Tusk - which originated from one of Smith's podcasts - is described as a modern day monster movie, and it reunites him with actor Michael Parks, who gave such a memorable turn in Red State. The cast also includes Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Justin Long. And it's Long that's revealed that Johnny Depp is in the movie too.

Chatting to Long Island Newsday, Long revealed the news, and it's assumed that Depp's agreement to appear in the film is what sparked this Tweet off Smith back in September...

He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. »

- simonbrew

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The Best and Worst Comic Relief Movie Characters

13 April 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Comic relief characters are written to try and make us laugh. Some of them are better than others. Join us as we discuss some of the best and worst comic relief characters in film.

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. We’ll even submit reviews of the films we discuss so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about. April is National Humor Month, and because of this we will honor comedy in film. What makes you laugh? Feel free to add your own comments or reviews of movies that tickle your funny bone.

 

 

Comic relief characters play an important part in film. They can be major characters or minor ones, but their purpose »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s Tusk

13 April 2014 4:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Kevin Smith has added a little A-list star power to his upcoming low-budget horror flick Tusk, with star Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) revealing that Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) has joined the cast.

According to The Wrap, Depp is “likely playing a French-Canadian inspector who investigates the bizarre case at the centre of the film” – which relates to Long’s character, a podcaster “who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.”

In addition to Long and Red State star Parks, Tusk also features Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand) and Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), along with Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein. The film is set for release some time this year.

The post Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s Tusk appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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[Casting] - "Tusk" Johnny Depp Joins Kevin Smith's Tusk

12 April 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

A surprise cast member of Kevin Smith's upcoming "Tusk" has been revealed. Actor Justin Long, speak to Newsday (via The Wrap) brings word that Johnny Depp has a role in the offbeat horror tale. Although unconfirmed, it is being speculated that Depp's role is that of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace, a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. "Tusk" also stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. The modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse and Shannon McIntosh are producing the film which is expected to land in theaters this fall through A24 and Demarest Films.When his best »

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Justin Long Says That Johnny Depp Is In Kevin Smith's Tusk

12 April 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Kevin Smith has always been known to attract an interesting cast of notables in his films. Will Ferrell, Mark Hamill, Michael Parks, George Carlin, and Carrie Fisher are all among the stars that Smith has directed, and if a Justin Long interview with a Long Island outlet is any indication, the following cryptic tweet from Smith himself was confirmation that Johnny Depp (Transcendence) is on board for his latest film (of the moment), Tusk. The following is the tweet, uncovered by The Wrap, that sparked curiosity from Smith's Twitter feed, from back in last September: He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. Just needed to mark the highlight of my career for future reference...). KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 4, 2013 All of that secrecy was undone by Justin Long being interviewed by a bunch of kids in Long Island. He dropped the bomb when talking about how he »

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Johnny Depp Joins Kevin Smith's Tusk Horror Film

12 April 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Kevin Smith has been talking about his new horror film "Tusk" for some time. But since the filmmaker has been losing some of his popularity, most of the news has gone under the radar. But that's about to change. In addition to casting Justin Long and Michael Parks in his movie, Smith was just able to secure Johnny Depp. While very little is known at this time, it's speculated that the actor will play the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace (Long), a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. »

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Johnny Depp To Play A French Canadian Detective In Kevin Smith’s Tusk?

12 April 2014 1:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In a surprise casting move, it has been revealed that Johnny Depp could be up for a role in Kevin Smith’s Tusk, a film that originated from one of his famous podcasts.

The film, described as a horror, will revolve around a character named Wallace (Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

The news of Depp’s addition to the cast, which is led by Justin Long, surfaced over at NewsDay, who report that Depp may assume the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment also star.

The film has a released date set for later this year with shooting kicking off soon. Smith directs from his own screenplay.

Source: NewsDay

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- Paul Heath

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Johnny Depp To Team With Kevin Smith?

11 April 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Justin Long has revealed that Johnny Depp has joined the cast of Kevin Smith's modern-day monster movie "Tusk" at A24.

Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Long let slip the news of Depp's involvement in an interview with Long Island Newsday. Smith previously indicated that he has secured a major movie star for a small but crucial role, but wouldn't say who.

The Wrap says Depp will likely play French-Canadian inspector Lapointe who investigates the bizarre case of a man trapped in a walrus costume. Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment co-star.

A24, Demarest Films and Depp's representatives haven't commented on the story. »

- Garth Franklin

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Johnny Depp Joins Horror Thriller 'Tusk' for Director Kevin Smith

11 April 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Justin Long made a surprising revelation in a recent interview with Newsday, that Johnny Depp is starring in his upcoming indie horror film Tusk.

"Yeah, the one where a man turns into a war horse. It's called Tusk. Johnny Depp is in that one."

This is the first we've heard about the actor being cast in director Kevin Smith's movie. The story follows Justin Long's character, a journalist who lands the story of a lifetime when he meets Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer who has a strange penchant for walruses. Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment and Ralph Garman co-star.

Johnny Depp's role has not been confirmed, but The Wrap speculates that he may be playing a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates a strange case involving a man trapped in a walrus costume. Kevin Smith had previously hinted that he wants a major movie star for the role, »

- MovieWeb

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Sounds Like Johnny Depp is in Kevin Smith's New Film 'Tusk' After All

11 April 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

This should definitely perk up some ears. After hearing rumors for months, it looks like it might actually be true - Johnny Depp is appearing in Kevin Smith's new "horror" film Tusk. Depp is apparently playing the role of a detective assigned to the case in the movie, and has a smaller role investigating the incidents, hence why he was cast late and quietly filmed without anyone knowing. This latest casting tidbit comes directly from Justin Long, who also appears in Tusk, in an interview a few weeks ago most recently scooped up by The Wrap. He mentions, at least in their transcript, quite simply: "Johnny Depp is in that one." There we go. I had first heard someone tell me that Johnny Depp was the other casting addition to Tusk back in January. And that Kevin Smith was waiting for time in his schedule to get everything shot »

- Alex Billington

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