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What does George A. Romero think of all those other zombie movies?

15 July 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Let's get one thing straight: George A. Romero isn't particularly thrilled with the zombie renaissance in general. "I don't get it," he responded when asked during a Q&A at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. "I honestly don't. First of all, I'm a little pissed off because I used to be the only guy and now everybody's in my playground." Often called the "godfather (sometimes grandfather) of the zombies," the director ushered in not only the modern zombie film but the modern horror film with his 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead," which he followed up with five sequels (and counting?). So what does he think of all the movies (and TV show[s]) he influenced with his low-budget B&W masterpiece? With Romero's recent lambasting of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the Brad Pitt vehicle "World War Z" making making the rounds, we thought it was time to collect his opinions »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ fumbles its ending, but the charm is too much to resist

8 July 2015 6:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What We Did on Our Holiday

Written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

U.K., 2015

Were Bill Cosby’s name not synonymous with mud right now, What We Did on Our Holiday could be easily titled Kids Say the Darndest Things. Big names like Rosamund Pike and David Tennant headline the film, but it’s the kids who steal the show. Writer/directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin take their experience from running BBC’s Outnumbered and utilize the improvisational skills of youngsters Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull to pair off against legend Billy Connolly to make a charming summer comedy.

Gordy MacLeod’s (Billy Connolly) seventy-fifth birthday is coming up, and Doug (Doug Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike, far removed from her Oscar-nominated performance as Amy in Gone Girl, playing a loving mother of two) are taking their three children »

- Colin Biggs

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'What We Did on Our Holiday' Clip Starring David Tennant | Exclusive

7 July 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

David Tennant's Doug learns about his daughter Jess' (Harriet Turnbull) bizarre sleeping habits in our exclusive clip from What We Did on Our Holiday, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats July 10. Before leaving for their vacation, Doug discovers that his daughter wants to bring her friends "Eric" and "Norman" long on their trip. As it turns out, "Eric" and "Norman" are two large rocks, who sit under her bed to protect her from the "bad rocks".

Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in this hilarious and up-lifting comedy movie for the whole family. Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, »

- MovieWeb

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Billy Connolly hits the tracks for 7Wonder

10 June 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Billy Connolly will criss-cross the Us by train, seeking out outlaws, singers, fighters and dreamers, in a three-part series produced by 7Wonder. Commissioned by ITV, the show will follow the comedian/actor as he visits 28 states, starting and finishing in New York. Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America is a sequel to his 2011 ITV series Billy Connolly.s Route 66, in which he travelled along the famous Route 66.. Launched last year, 7Wonder is a joint venture between the Seven Network and former Maverick Television executives Alexandra Fraser, Liza Abbott and Simon Ellse which creates TV programs and formats for the UK market. The Connolly series, which was commissioned by Jo Clinton-Davis, ITV controller of factual and Richard Klein, director of factual, will screen here on Seven. Shooting is due to start in August. The director is Mike Reilly, who worked on Billy Connolly.s Route 66 and Billy Connolly.s Big Send Off. »

- Don Groves

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Boondock Saints Heading For TV

8 June 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There are surprise franchises and surprise franchises, and then there's The Boondock Saints. The 1999 vigilante action comedy that nobody initially saw became a cult hit on video. Then there was a straight-to-dvd sequel in 2009, and now Boondocks mastermind Troy Duffy is taking his franchise to TV. He's prepping a prequel series for Im Global TV, and will also direct the pilot.The original film saw Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery as Irish-American brothers taking on the Russian mob. Willem Dafoe played a weird FBI agent, and Billy Connolly was the berserk Il Duce: an assassin with a coat full of arsenal. Reedus, Flanery and Connolly all returned for the Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and were joined by Peter Fonda.Reedus and Flanery are both in talks to be executive producers on the TV iteration, although it's unclear at this point if they'll also appear. “For years I »

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Rosamund Pike And David Tennant Star In New What We Did On Our Holiday Trailer

29 May 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike (Best Actress, Gone Girl, 2014), David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in the hilarious trailer for What We Did On Our Holiday.

Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability…

What We Did On Our Holiday is PG-13 for some thematic elements and language.

Written and Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the film will have a U.S. release on July 10, 2015 (In Theaters and On Demand)

The post Rosamund Pike And David Tennant Star In New What We Did On Our Holiday Trailer appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Michelle McCue

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Britain's Got Talent: Your complete guide to all of the semi-finalists is right here

23 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Britain's Got Talent live shows are just around the corner, and we now know the 45 acts who'll be entertaining us this week! Read on for your complete guide to the lucky hopefuls who made it through...

The Golden Buzzers

Calum Scott - 26, Hull

Talent: Singing

Golden buzzer: Simon Cowell

Remind me: Calum had to take to the stage just after his sister Jade had been rejected by the judges, but his rendition of 'Dancing On My Own' won over the panel.

Boyband - Mike (18), Mikey (19), Dylan (18), Corey (18), Jaih (17) from London

Talent: Dancing

Golden buzzer: Ant & Dec

Remind me: Ant & Dec bashed their golden buzzer for Boyband, who confused the judges with their name but then won them all over with a dance to 'Uptown Funk'.

Revelation Avenue - 20-30, London

Talent: Choir

Golden buzzer: Amanda Holden

Remind me: Revelation Avenue took to the stage just after a show choir who had not done well, »

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Britain's Got Talent week six: The good, the bad, and the bizarre

16 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Can you believe we've now had our penultimate episode of Britain's Got Talent auditions? Yep, the first round of the competition will draw to a close next week... but the show sure is packing a lot in before that time comes. And tonight was no different, as we were treated to all sorts of new hopefuls! Read on for the good, the bad and the bizarre this week...

The Good

Groove Thing - 7-11, South Wales

Talent: 70s dance troupe

Tell us more: Now here's a dance troupe with a difference. We loved Groove Thing for snubbing hip hop and street dance and going full-blown 70s instead; it was so entertaining. Their choreography was really tight, they had loads of attitude, and they were so good that they were basically like mini adults. It helps, of course, that they were so cute; Ben, the only male of the group, was »

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David Duchovny Still Has “Good Chemistry” With Gillian Anderson

13 May 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

David Duchovny still has “good chemistry” with Gillian Anderson.

The two stars are set to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in a new series of ‘The X Files’ and the 54-year-old actor is confident they will come across as well on screen as they did when the show first aired.

He said: “The chemistry I think is good. I mean, we haven’t done it in a while. Hopefully it’s still there. Chemistry is something that I don’t think you can create, and I don’t think you can lose it. It’s either there or it isn’t. It’s been said that it’s there for us, so I imagine that it’ll still be there.”

Though the revival was announced a few months ago, David admits it had been in the pipeline for “a couple of years” but has »

- The Hollywood News

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Blu-ray Review

7 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s hard not to feel like the whole Hobbit franchise was a waste of time. Sure, the series made nearly three billion worldwide, but as a continuation of the Lord of the Rings films, it turned a fun, three hundred page story into a bloated, not fun three film series with a number of main characters who were mainly defined by their facial hair. The final chapter is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fire Armies and it’s a slog. [caption id="attachment_374673" align="alignright" width="345"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The film opens with Smaug destroying Laketown, when Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) is able to fell the creature. This is a colossal “Fuck you” because it is the climax of the second movie – literally, this is how the second film should have ended were these movies anything more than a cash grab. With Smaug out of the picture, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage »

- Chris Cabin

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Blu-ray Review

20 April 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson

When The Hobbit was announced I’m sure nobody would have thought it would be three movies long, J. R. R.Tolkien fit the whole story into one book, and even that wasn’t very long.  Here we are though with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which in theory should be the last Lord of the Rings movie Peter Jackson makes.  Unless he can pull more tales of Middle-earth out of the appendices of course (and I’m sure some of us hope he could).

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- Paul Metcalf

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'X-Files' Creator Talks New Series, Wants Everyone Back

30 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, during the TCA Winter Tour, Fox teased that talks were under way to bring back the hit sci-fi series The X-Files for an Untitled X Files Reboot. The network confirmed last week that the show is indeed returning with a 6-episode event series. We know that original stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) are reprising their roles, but no other cast members are confirmed at this time. Series creator Chris Carter recently spoke with X-Files News, saying that he has plans to bring back the rest of the original cast, including Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), and Robert Patrick (John Doggett).

"I have ideas for everyone. Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I'd like to bring everyone possible back, but it's who's going to fit into the story and who's available."

The series also spawned two theatrical movies, »

- MovieWeb

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled

25 March 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...

Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.

For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »

- simonbrew

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Watch Orlando Bloom Take Time to Sign Autographs on 'The Hobbit' Set

20 March 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Orlando Bloom adores his fans!

While shooting scenes for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Bloom – who plays Legolas in the film -- took some time to chat with the extras on set, even giving them some autographs.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the epic conclusion in the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Hilariously Reenacts His Failed 'Hobbit' Audition

The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage.

The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out on »

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Casualty, Harry & Paul, Line of Duty win at Rts Programme Awards

17 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Line of Duty, Casualty and Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse have won at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2013-2014.

The event - which honours excellence across all genres of television programming - took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday (March 17), hosted by John Sergeant.

Line of Duty picked up Best Drama Series, Best Actress went to Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire and Best Actor was won by Tom Hollander (A Poet in New York).

Casualty beat Coronation Street and EastEnders to claim Best Soap, while comedy Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos received two awards from its three nominations.

Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman also took home Entertainment Performance, The Graham Norton Show won for Entertainment Programme and The Island With Bear Grylls triumphed in the Popular, Factual and Features category.

Sky Sports' Gary Neville collected Best Sports Commentator for the second year running, and the Lifetime »

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Three strikes for the Wachowskis

22 February 2015 5:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jupiter Ascending has launched in Australia with $2 million in four days on 415 screens, one of the more respectable debuts for the sci-fi action-adventure.

.The Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures film starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean has brought in $US39.5 million in the Us and $75 million internationally.

That's a long way short of recouping the production cost reported to be between $175 million and $205 million, and the hefty P&A bill.

So Jupiter Ascending is shaping as yet another misfire for siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski following WB/Vrp.s Speed Racer ($120 million budget, $93.9 million in global B.O.) and the independently-financed Cloud Atlas ($100 million cost, $130.5 million B.O.).

Pro-rata, the Australian opening is slightly ahead of the $18.4 million Us debut, to the surprise of some exhibitors. Wallis Cinemas program manager Bob Parr tells If, .I didn.t expect that at all because of the Us result, »

- Don Groves

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray 3D Bound with Late March Release Date

18 February 2015 10:50 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The third and final Hobbit film is just around the corner from its home video debut as Warner Home Video has announced The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date is March 24, 2015. The Digital HD version will not arrive earlier than its disc-based companion versions.

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was a worldwide sensation when it released theatrically this past December to wrap up The Hobbit film series and simultaneously complete Jackson's six-film Middle-earth series. The film has earned over $951 million at the worldwide box office and is making a final push toward crossing the $1 billion mark.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Comprising the world renowned ensemble cast are Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, »

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The Battle of the Five Armies Comes Home in March

17 February 2015 4:29 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The finale in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, hit theaters just in time for the holidays and now Warner Bros. has announced it's coming to blu-ray in March so fans can re-live the action as many times as they want.  Come inside to see when you can bring the film home, and what special features it's coming with.  

If you can't wait for the upcoming Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (which we all know is coming), then you're in luck, as Warner Bros. has announced you can take home the theatrical blu-ray on March 24th.  Check out all the details according to their press release: 

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' DVD & Blu-ray Coming in March

17 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on March 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, »

- MovieWeb

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Fifty Shades seduces Aussie audiences

15 February 2015 7:59 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

It comes as no surprise that Sam Taylor-Johnson.s controversial Fifty Shades of Grey topped the Australian box office on the weekend, raking in $10,381,648 across 270 screens.

The film, adapted from E.L. James. best-selling book of the same name, follows the plight of literature student Anastacia (Dakota Johnson) who falls in love with the handsome but tormented Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) who .likes to exercise control in all things. . including over her.

The film, distributed by Universal, has had extensive media coverage as its content divides camps to the extent where some women.s groups have called for boycotts. Add this to a prolonged and no doubt costly marketing campaign, even those who have no desire to see the film will likely still be aware that it.s on.

Its staggering debut knocked off last week.s number one performer, Kingsman: The Secret Service, to second place. Fox.s adventure comedy »

- Emily Blatchford

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