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Kiefer Sutherland to receive Zurich’s Golden Eye Award

3 September 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The actor will also attend the gala screening of his latest film Forsaken at the festival.

Kiefer Sutherland, noted for his performances in The Lost Boys, Young Guns and Melancholia, as well as his long-standing role as Jack Bauer in TV series 24, will receive the Golden Eye award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sept 24 – Oct 4).

He will also attend the festival’s gala screening of his latest film Forsaken, in which he acts alongside his father Donald Sutherland. Demi Moore and Brian Cox also star in Jon Cassar’s western about a community besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

The Golden Eye is presented to an important guest at the festival, it has only been awarded on one previous occasion, to Helen Hunt, who attended the festival in 2012.

“The way Kiefer Sutherland has reinvented himself throughout his career is a testament to the rare acting skills he exhibited at a young age and honed as his roles »

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’24’ Star Kiefer Sutherland to Receive Zurich Film Festival Award

3 September 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Kiefer Sutherland, who won two Screen Actors Guild awards, an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as Jack Bauer in “24,” will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye award, which he will receive on Sept. 25.

“The way Kiefer Sutherland has reinvented himself throughout his career is a testament to the rare acting skills he exhibited at a young age and honed as his roles evolved through various mediums,” said Zff directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.

The Western-inspired film “Forsaken,” in which Sutherland stars alongside his father, “Hunger Games” star Donald Sutherland, Demi Moore and Brian Cox, has been selected for a gala premiere.

The film is helmed by Jon Cassar, who won Directors Guild of America awards for “24” and “The Kennedys,” and is adapted from a script by Brad Mirman. The producers are Kevin DeWalt, Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, Josh Miller and Isabella Marchese Ragona. »

- Leo Barraclough

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What happens when you put three different Hannibal Lecters in one scene?

2 September 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thomas Harris has gotten more mileage out of his various novels about Hannibal Lecter than I'll wager he ever expected, and like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did with Sherlock Holmes, I'm guessing Harris has a complicated relationship with his most iconic and memorable creation. I was introduced to Lecter in Michael Mann's "Manhunter," and I immediately went out and found the Thomas Harris novel "Red Dragon" and read that, and it was clear to me immediately that Harris had found the perfect way to examine and comment on the way our pop culture is fascinated by human monsters. The movie wasn't a hit, but one of the advantages to working in a movie theater as a teenager was that I got to see things on the bigscreen for free as many times as I could sneak in during their run. I saw "Manhunter" four or five times, and then »

- Drew McWeeny

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Watch a side by side comparison of the famous ‘Red Dragon’ scene adapted three times

2 September 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The events of Thomas HarrisRed Dragon has been adapted to the screen three different times; first in Michael Mann’s Manhunter; later in Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon; and recently in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal. Fans of the original source material will continue to argue about which is best adapted, specifically the famous scene in where Will Graham visits Hannibal.To help those of us who care, video editor Matthew Morettini has put together a supercut that fuses the three different versions of this scene together. All three versions essentially borrow most of Harris’ original dialogue, making it easy for Morettini to splice together each version so that it cuts from one iteration to the next seamlessly. The video offers a chance for fans to see the difference in both, the performances by actors Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins and Mads Mikkelsen, along with the stylistic choices made by each director. »

- Ricky

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Review: Hannibal Says Goodbye

30 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

I woke up at 4:39 this morning, thinking of Hannibal, the man, the series, and the serial killer, awash in blood and viscera. Through three seasons of Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen has redefined the character created by novelist Thomas Harris. The serial killer made an impressive debut in Red Dragon, first published in 1981. He was a cold-blooded homicidal maniac who gave FBI profiler Will Graham nightmares, in part because Hannibal tried to kill him, savagely. As downplayed by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's version, Manhunter (1986), he's chiefly memorable for the reaction he provokes in Graham (William L. Petersen), prompting him to race out of the prison where he's just interviewed him. Later, in Harris' The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal becomes a much more...

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Pour a Glass of Chianti for This Supercut of the 3 Portrayals of Hannibal and Will’s Relationship and Because It’s Friday

28 August 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As Hannibal closes out its run on NBC tomorrow night, it also puts the six-episode Red Dragon arc to rest. The story line comes from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, where FBI agent Will Graham tries to catch the serial killer by enlisting the help of another — one Dr. Hannibal Lecter. With Bryan Fuller's interpretation, there have now been three major screen adaptations of the book, including Michael Mann's Manhunter and Brett Ratner's Red Dragon. In the former, William Petersen and Brian Cox play Will and Hannibal, and in the latter, it's Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins. Video editor Matthew Morettini found that the dialogue in each one remained remarkably faithful to Harris's book, which allowed him to seamlessly re-create the scene where Will first approaches Dr. Lecter to ask for his help. The edit is remarkable, and it allows you to see the distinct variations in each interpretation. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Frightfest 2015: ‘Hellions’ Review

28 August 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Luke Bilyk, Nicholas Craig, Sydney Cross, Peter DaCunha, Robert Patrick, Chloe Rose | Written by Pascal Trottier | Directed by Bruce McDonald

Review by Scott Clark

Hellions, the latest from Canadian director Bruce McDonald is overwhelmingly disappointing considering how impressive his 2008 horror venture Pontypool was. On Halloween night, Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose) is a fraught pregnant teenager all alone as the Pink moon looms. Shut-off from the rest of the town, a group of demonic child-like beings called Hellions threaten Dora’s body and soul as a fight for survival ensues.

The most clinging issue with Hellions is its utter lack of originality. Fans of Michael Dougherty’s fantastic Trick r’ Treat will be shocked to see the Brian Cox imp sequence dragged out to the 82 minute mark in a feature boisterously composed of genre tropes and previous endeavours. Rose is great scream-queen but she’s not getting enough to play with once Halloween night starts. »

- Guest

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1986

26 August 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...

A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.

As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »

- ryanlambie

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Absolutely Anything movie review: absolutely appalling

18 August 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Subjuvenile and offensive, sentimental and ridiculous. Every attempt at a joke falls flat. Every talent here is wasted. Save yourself. I’m “biast” (pro): love Simon Pegg

I’m “biast” (con): …but he’s been trying my fangirlism for a while now

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The curse of Simon Pegg — that one that means that each movie he makes without the touch of J.J. Abrams or Edgar Wright is worse than the one before it — has not been broken. Though this is surprising: Monty Python’s Terry Jones (Boom Bust Boom) directed Absolutely Anything. Jones wrote the script, too (with Gavin Scott: Small Soldiers)… though it’s been gathering dust for 20 years, and feels like it. Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) is London schoolteacher Neil Clarke, who is given, without warning or explanation, godlike powers by passing aliens who will decide »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Hannibal season 3 episode 11 review: And The Beast From The Sea

18 August 2015 12:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Has Hannibal lost some of what made Thomas Harris' Red Dragon distinct? Here's Paul's review of And The Beast From The Sea...

This review contains spoilers.

3.11 And The Beast From The Sea

The incomparable Laura Akers is off on vacation this week and asked if I might write something about this past week's Hannibal, And The Beast From The Sea in her stead. So prepare yourselves for something nowhere near as insightful and entertaining as Laura's regular work.

I've been a Hannibal obsessive since the series premiered in 2013. I've followed the trials and tribulations of Fuller and company as they struggled to stay on the air despite abysmal ratings, and while Season One had its weaknesses, I found Season Two to be remarkable from start to finish. The contentious nature of Season Three hasn't been an issue for me either, as I found the meandering time spent in Italy »

- louisamellor

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The Almeida announces huge casting for ‘The Iliad’

13 August 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just heard some exciting casting news about tomorrow’s durational reading of The Iliad at The Almeida Theatre. A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival.

Homer’s The Iliad is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, the marathon event’s 60 strong cast will include Nikki Amuka-Bird, Adjoa Andoh, Pippa Benett-Warner, Katie Brayben, Lorna Brown, Simon Callow, Bertie Carvel, Oliver Chris, Simon Coates, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Joe Dixon, Monica Dolan, Amanda Drew, Noma Dumezweni, Tim Dutton, Lisa Dwan, Caroline Faber, Will Featherstone, Stephen Fewell, Susannah Fielding, »

- Paul Heath

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'Deadwood' Movie to Finally Wrap-Up HBO Series?

12 August 2015 9:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nine years ago this month, HBO's hit series Deadwood aired its last episode after just three seasons on the air. Ever since then, fans have been clamoring for the show to return in some form, with series star Kim Dickens saying last year that Deadwood creator David Milch still wants to give the beloved Western series a proper ending. Earlier today, star Garret Dillahunt told his Twitter followers that he's heard rumors of a Deadwood movie. Here's what the actor had to say on his Twitter page.

"So uh....I'm hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie. #Everybodypray. Come on made @entouragemovie. Give the #Deadwood fans some closure. #Youcandoit."

TV Line also reports that HBO is actually in negotiations with David Milch for a movie that will wrap up the story line, though it is not stated whether or not this will be a movie that airs on HBO or in theaters, »

- MovieWeb

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Pixels review: You're better off watching a game of Pong

12 August 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Chris Columbus; Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling; Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Sean Bean; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 12A

The prospect of a new Adam Sandler movie hitting cinemas instills the same sense of trepidation as the theme from Jaws. Shivers down the spine. Heart palpitations. A cold sweat. Can the intriguing blockbuster premise of Pixels prove to be that bigger boat and offer us salvation?


Scarily similar in concept to a 2002 episode of Futurama, Pixels revolves around an attack on Earth by aliens who have received a signal beamed into outer space that includes classic arcade games from the 1980s. They interpret it as a declaration of war and use a giant size Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and other such characters to launch a wave of destruction.

It's left to childhood video game champion and adulthood loser Sam (Sandler), his »

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War & Peace: See Lily James in first look at BBC One's epic adaptation

12 August 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first pictures from BBC One's new adaptation of War & Peace have arrived.

The all-star cast is led by Downton Abbey's Lily James, who plays heroine Natasha Rostova, while James Norton and Paul Dano also feature as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Pierre Bezukhov.

This television version will condense elements of Leo Tolstoy's iconic 1869 novel about the Napoleonic French army's invasion of Russia into six episodes.

Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Rebecca Front, Aneurin Barnard, Brian Cox and Ade Edmondson will all feature in supporting roles.

It was recently confirmed that Lifetime, A+ E and History will all simulcast the limited series event.

The BBC has partnered up with the Us channels and The Weinstein Company on the new adaptation, which follows their previous 1972 series starring Anthony Hopkins and Rupert Davies.

War & Peace will air on BBC One this winter. »

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

11 August 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.


When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on it, no matter how hard your search. I cannot say Pixels is a good film by any stretch of the imagination and won’t tell you otherwise in this review – the directing, effects, story, characters, and acting are all well below what I usually look for from an entertaining slice of cinema, even for the summer season when expectations are lowered further with years which passes – but I can’t deny I had fun with it either.

I would even argue Pixels knows it isn’t a good film. As a ‘Happy »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

9 August 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels. 2015

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.


When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Another year goes by and here we have another big budget Adam Sandler comedy. Every time I review a Sandler film I always say the same thing, the guy is talented but he continues to make films that are so low brow with their humor that they just aren’t funny. He consistently does this because he knows those types of films are what’s going to make him more money. With this latest film, Pixels, the trailer actually had me pretty interested. I though that maybe this could finally be a decent film with Sandler that will be a step »

- Jake Peffer

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Survey reveals top movie villains of all time

6 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Top movie villains: 2000 members of the British public respond to being asked ‘who is your favourite film villain?’ Top movie villains – Hannibal Lecter from The SIlence Of The Lambs made the top spot

A recent survey conducted by Best Offers Bingo have revealed the top film villains of all time. The website conducted the poll with 2000 members of the British public to find the country’s favourite movie bad guy in the history of film.

Coming out on top was the cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter who has appeared in no less than five movies (portrayed by Brian Cox, and more famously Sir Anthony Hopkins), and a recent television series, played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. The character, who got a nod for his terrifying appearance in The Silence Of The Lambs, received nearly a quarter of the votes (416 in all), a clear majority.

The second most popular movie villain of all »

- Paul Heath

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‘Pixels’ Review

5 August 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Based on the short film by Patrick Jean | Directed by Chris Columbus

During my bathroom trip following a screening of Pixels, a group of what I can only term lads yelled across the room about how good a time they’d just had. This quickly turned, as it so often does in the men’s room, into playful jibes about one another’s penis size and other things I tried to tune out as my shy bladder receded ever further into my body. One of the group even went so far as to sidle up to his friend still using the urinal – leaning on me in the process – in some kind of bonding ritual I’m not quite familiar with. Their shenanigans complete and urinal cakes marinated, »

- Mark Allen

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'and the Woman Clothed with the Sun': We are family?

1 August 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I'm dressed up in moral dignity pants... "It takes two to catch one." -Hannibal We're now getting deep into this show's adaptation of the "Red Dragon" novel (with winks to the movies along the way, like Freddie Lounds mentioning "manhunters"), which has pros and cons. Having a story that Fuller, Lightfoot and company want to adapt relatively faithfully imposes a structure on the show that hasn't always been there the last season and a half or so. And it's also fun to see particular moments, and hear particular lines, in this context. At the same time, though, I came out of "and the Woman Clothed with the Sun" wondering if the Harris story necessarily lent itself to a more prolonged adaptation (with commercial breaks subtracted, these six episodes will run a little over four hours), and also whether »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Captain America: Tfa Star Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon In Bourne 5

29 July 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black; Captain America: The First Avenger) has officially signed on to face-off with Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) in the upcoming fifth installment of the Bourne franchise. Details on the film's plot are still scarce, but Variety reports that Jones is set to play a high-ranking officer at the CIA, a role akin to ones played by Edward Norton, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, and David Strathairn in previous installments.  In addition to Damon, director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) is back to helm his third Bourne film and longtime co-star Julia Stiles (Dexter) is also returning for her fourth adventure. Along with Jones, Alicia Vikander (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) has been confirmed to be joining the franchise and it's been rumored that Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings) is in line for a villainous role. Greengrass and frequent collaborator Christopher Rouse are currently »

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