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Pixar premiere for Edinburgh at 70 by Richard Mowe - 2016-05-25 14:37:47

23 hours ago | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The eagerly awaited Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 launch Photo: Richard Mowe

The grande dame of global filmfests, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (15 - 26 June), which for uninterrupted longevity beats both Cannes and Venice, unveiled its bumper 70th edition programme today with more than 160 titles embracing 46 different countries and including a UK bow for Pixar’s Finding Dory.

Mark Adams, the event’s artistic director, assured that “although the brochure is now out there, we are still working away furiously behind the scenes, finalising guests and confirming details.”

Edinburgh International Film Festival director Mark Adams announcing the 2016 line-up. Photo: Richard Mowe

He was, however, prepared to drop few names in to the mix: actress Kim Cattrall, who was in Edinburgh in 2011 for Meet Monica Velour, will return for an In Person session while indie director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) will also appear on stage with his daughter Harley Quinn whom he »

- Richard Mowe

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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25 May 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].Scroll down for competition titles

The line-up for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 15-26) will comprise a total 161 features from 46 countries including: 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres.

Highlights include the UK premiere of Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory, in-person events that include Us indie filmmaker Kevin Smith and Sex & The City actress Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of the previously announced Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore!.

Old classics will be re-imagined with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of Highlander, celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Edinburgh Film Festival Chief Mark Adams Unveils 70th Edition

25 May 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 70th edition of the Edinburgh Film Festival, which runs June 15-26, will showcase 161 feature films from 46 countries, including 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 U.K. premieres. Artistic director Mark Adams, unveiling the selection Wednesday, said there was “something for everyone,” and the festival would “challenge, provoke and entertain audiences.”

Highlights include the U.K. premiere of Disney-Pixar animation “Finding Dory,” In-Person events featuring the likes of Kevin Smith and Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of “Tommy’s Honor” and “Whisky Galore!” Classic include “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” with John Williams’ score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of the Scottish classic “Highlander,” celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.

The Best of British strand includes David Blair’s heart-wrenching drama “Away,” starring Timothy Spall and Juno Temple as »

- Leo Barraclough

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Preacher episode 1 review: Pilot

23 May 2016 12:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Preacher pilot, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, arrives on AMC brimming with confidence and violence...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Pilot

Like a lot of teenagers, I drifted away from comic books. The expense got to be too much, and since I never got a subscription to any comic and only bought them at the store, I was always missing issues, which made it difficult to follow along with the plots. However, when I was in high school, one of our classes had a reading hour on Friday, and a friend of mine brought comic books. From the moment I opened up Preacher, I was hooked, and I made sure that every Friday, he'd bring other issues of it for me to read.

In a lot of ways, it's the perfect comic for a teenage boy; funny, perverse, violent, sacrilegious, and obsessed with the removal of male genitalia. »

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Kevin Smith Flies Southwest for the First Time Since Allegedly Being Booted Over His Weight in 2010

21 May 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Six years after he had some pretty profane words for Southwest Airlines, director Kevin Smith returned to "enemy territory" for a flight ... and it surprisingly went pretty well. The Clerks and Red State filmmaker, 45, took to Twitter on Friday to recount a new story of travel woes, in which - this time - Southwest came to the rescue. Though the airline earned Smith's ire in 2010 when it allegedly booted him from a flight due to his weight, he tweeted Friday that he was "ready to give [Southwest] another try." "People of @PlanetComicon! I'm trying to get to you but @Delta has »

- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91

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Kevin Smith Flies Southwest for the First Time Since Allegedly Being Booted Over His Weight in 2010

21 May 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Six years after he had some pretty profane words for Southwest Airlines, director Kevin Smith returned to "enemy territory" for a flight ... and it surprisingly went pretty well. The Clerks and Red State filmmaker, 45, took to Twitter on Friday to recount a new story of travel woes, in which - this time - Southwest came to the rescue. Though the airline earned Smith's ire in 2010 when it allegedly booted him from a flight due to his weight, he tweeted Friday that he was "ready to give [Southwest] another try." "People of @PlanetComicon! I'm trying to get to you but @Delta has »

- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91

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Kevin Smith Flies Southwest for the First Time Since 2010 ''Fatty'' Incident: ''I'm on Enemy Territory''

20 May 2016 7:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Director Kevin Smith has avoided Southwest airlines since 2010 after getting into an incident with the airlines over involving his weight (the airline did apologize at the time of the altercation), but today, Smith had to make a choice—continue his boycott against Southwest or call a truce so that he can get to Planet Comicon in Kansas City on time? It all started when Smith's Delta flight got delayed (spoiler alert: Delta is now on his s--t list) and the star realized he may not make it on time to the convention. How could he dare let the fans down? So, to prove his loyalty to the cause, Smith did something no one thought he'd ever do—he flew »

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How Samuel L. Jackson Helped This Marvel Side Character Have A Much Bigger McU Career

20 May 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Although it may seem like Samuel L. Jackson is in everything these days, he.s still only one man. He can.t be in multiple places at once, and that presented some trouble in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe . when his on-screen counterpart Nick Fury actually seemed to be everywhere. However, the limitations of Jackson.s involvement in the McU actually turned into a blessing for some early characters. We.ve just learned that a now-fan-favorite agent of S.H.I.E.L.D owes his increased role in the McU to Samuel L. Jackson.s behind-the-scenes negotiations with Marvel.   During a recent appearance on Kevin Smith.s Fatman on Batman podcast, screenwriter Zack Stentz revealed that actor Clark Gregg owes his role in Thor to Samuel L. Jackson.s delaying tactics during negotiations. They knew they wanted to use the shady government organization as the first »

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Buckaroo Banzai: Kevin Smith Developing TV Series

18 May 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Kevin Smith headed to the eighth dimension? According to Dime Geek, the director is adapting the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension into a TV series.

The 1984 sci-fi comedy starred Peter Weller as Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, rock star, physicist, and race car driver who tries to save the world from aliens. The movie also featured John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, and Christopher Lloyd.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Watch a clip from tonight’s episode of The Flash Season 2 – ‘Invincible’

17 May 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The CW has released a clip from tonight’s penultimate episode of The Flash season two ‘Invincible’; watch it here…

See Also: Kevin Smith talks The Flash, would like to write for Arrow

Katie Cassidy Guest Stars As Black Siren – After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of The Flash here

The Flash airs on The CW on Tuesday nights.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Army Of Darkness: Ash For President One-Shot Comic Book Release Details & Preview Pages

17 May 2016 2:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ash takes his chainsaw and boomstick on the campaign trail in Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness: Ash for President. Written by Elliott Serrano with artwork by Diego Galindo, the one-shot comic book will be released this August, and we have preview pages (minus the dialogue) teasing what to expect from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis this time around:

Press Release: May 17, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Election season is upon us, and many Americans are searching for the right candidate to get behind this fall. Thankfully, Dynamite Entertainment arrives just before the end of the primaries to announce the entry of our own Independent candidate, Ashley J. Williams, in the all-new one-shot special, Army of Darkness: Ash for President!

He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone »

- Derek Anderson

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Buckaroo Banzai TV Show Is Happening with Kevin Smith

17 May 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Kevin Smith has been keeping quite busy over the past few years, launching his True North Trilogy in 2014 with Tusk, with the next installment, Yoga Hosers, set to debut this summer. The filmmaker also returned to the small screen recently, directing an episode of The CW's hit superhero series The Flash, which aired last week. It seems the filmmaker is eyeing another TV project, with an adaptation of the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. As it turns out, the director's work on The Flash is what actually lead to this opportunity to bring Buckaroo Banzai back to life.

The director revealed the news on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying that "weird doors" started to open after his episode of The Flash aired last week. One of those doors was to MGM, who told the director's agent they had been exploring ways to turn »

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AMC Greenlights Heroes And Villains: The History Of Comic Books Documentary Series from Robert Kirkman

17 May 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, the new documentary series Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books has been greenlit by AMC. Sounding like a must-see show for fans of Comic Book Men, the Skybound Entertainment series will feature six one-hour installments and is expected to premiere on AMC in 2017:

Press Release: New York, NY – May 17, 2016 – AMC announced today that it has greenlit the documentary series, “Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books,”(Working Title) to be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) through Skybound Entertainment. The series is slated to premiere in 2017.

The six-part one-hour documentary series will explore the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books. Using a distinctive filmmaker approach, the series takes a deep dive into the most accessible and often subversive modern popular art form. »

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AMC Orders Comic Book Documentary Series from ‘Walking Dead’ Executive Producers

17 May 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC has greenlit a new documentary series from “The Walking Dead” exec producers Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, under the working title of “Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books.”

The series, which hails from Skybound Entertainment, will consist of six hourlong episodes that explore the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books. From origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters, “Heroes and Villains” will explore a wide range of topics including pop culture, politics, race, gender and sexuality.

“We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Robert, David and Skybound. Beyond ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ they are prolific producers and publishers who have an amazing knowledge of comic book history and genre storytelling,” said Joel Stillerman, president of programming, AMC and SundanceTV. “We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic »

- Laura Prudom

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Review: Why Seth Rogen's 'Preacher' was smart to move away from the comics

17 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We live in an age of miracles when it comes to allegedly unadaptable books actually being adapted. For years, fantasy fans assumed no one could do right by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, but then Game of Thrones became a phenomenon for readers and non-readers alike. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books seemed too larded with historical detail (and the occasional extremely graphic rape scene) to seem plausible as a TV show, but the Starz version has won over most of her audience. Now comes AMC's Preacher, based on an acclaimed '90s comic book series, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, whose apparent barriers to adaptation are so numerous and daunting that they make A Song of Ice and Fire look like Bridget Jones' Diary. The comic is deeply offensive on both spiritual and aesthetic levels — its recurring cast includes both »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Trailer for The Flash season 2 episode 22 – ‘Invincible’

16 May 2016 1:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen one trailer for tomorrow’s penultimate episode of The Flash season two [watch it here], and now The CW has released another sneak peek at ‘Invincible’, which we have for you here…

See Also: Kevin Smith talks The Flash, would like to write for Arrow

Katie Cassidy Guest Stars As Black Siren – After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of The Flash here

The Flash airs on The CW on Tuesday nights. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Kevin Smith developing a Buckaroo Banzai TV series

16 May 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following his small screen exploits in Central City with last week’s episode of The Flash, Kevin Smith has announced on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he’s working on a new TV series based upon the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Here’s Smith’s comments on the subject:

“Because I did the episode of The Flash, suddenly it’s signal light of, ‘oh he’ll do fucking television?’ Which is weird because I’ve been doing TV for five-six seasons – we’ve just been renewed for Comic Book Men – but that’s different because it’s not scripted. Now I’m being pulled into the scripted world. MGM said, ‘hey we hear you like Buckaroo Banzai‘. They heard that because of a fucking podcast I did in New York at the Lincoln Centre with Peter Weller and John Lithgow where we watched »

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Kevin Smith Plans "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Series

16 May 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Kevin Smith says his success directing last week's episode of The CW's "The Flash" has been such a success that it has opened up some "weird doors" all over Hollywood with three projects setup over the past week with one of them being MGM TV which produces FX's "Fargo" series.

Smith was invited to discuss the possibility of turning another film into a TV series, something much more genre and cult-based - the 1984 genre-defying sci-fi film "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension". Smith says he's "loved the movie forever" and speaking on a recent instalment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he explained his idea for a TV series version:

"Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we've all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League."

MGM liked what they heard as Smith says »

- Garth Franklin

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Arrow season 5: Kevin Smith wants to write two episodes

16 May 2016 1:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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After directing a great episode of The Flash season 2, Kevin Smith wants to stick with The CW by writing for Arrow...

Kevin Smith’s episode of The Flash season 2 – episode 21, The Runaway Dinosaur – was one of the best of the season. As such, The CW has already snapped up Mr Smith to direct another The Flash instalment early on in season 3.

But Smith doesn’t want to stop there. He also wants to write for Arrow, the first superhero show in The CW’s shared universe, that has since spawned The Flash, Vixen and Legends Of Tomorrow.

Arrow star Stephen Amell said that getting Smith on board would be “a f*cking awesome idea” over on his Facebook page, and the Clerks writer-director responded on Twitter with this...

I wanna do 2 very Seven-ish @CW_Arrow ep's w/ #Onomatopoeia! I'd love to get my words in your mouth, »

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Booster Gold's Writer Is Confirmed, Get The Details

15 May 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was previously reported that Warner Bros. was going to make a Booster Gold film with Greg Berlanti, one of the masterminds behind DC TV shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, behind the helm as producer. The director’s chair is empty right now (though Berlanti has stated he wouldn’t mind giving it a shot), but the writer of the movie was rumored to be Zack Stentz, screenwriter of Thor and X-Men: First Class. Now we’ve got confirmation from the man himself that he will be heading over to DC to write Booster Gold.   Zack Stentz appeared as a contestant on Screen Junkies' Movie Fights YouTube show, where he guest starred alongside comic book mega fan Kevin Smith. Though it was a Captain America: Civil War related episode, Stentz was able to happily confirm he’d be writing the Booster Gold »

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