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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46…

Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok. Meanwhile the Tmnt struggle to reunite as a family while a greater threat looms… what is The Stockman Swarm?

That’s more like it. After my disappointment with last month’s #45, Tmnt is back in my good books. Though there may not be much action, #46 is gorgeous, with some amazing use of colour, plus a series of well written dialogue scenes.

What must it be like to have an out of body experience? It must be even stranger if you also find yourself in a robot body of your own design. It would freak me out for sure, but I’ve always been more emotional than logical. Donatello is the opposite, having already proven he’s capable of making the big calls. It’s hardly surprising that his response »

- Chris Cooper

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The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked

26 May 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.

Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.

As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.

57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense »

- Gary Susman

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed For Spider-Man Villain Role?

20 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This particular rumor should be taken with a massive grain of salt, but that doesn’t change how exciting it is. Just days after Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey noted that he’s circled roles in comic book films before and would be open to starring in Marvel and DC adaptations, we’re hearing that he may currently be in Sony’s crosshairs for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

The news comes from a YouTube channel called That Hashtag Show. Now, while they aren’t exactly the most credible source and don’t have a history for big scoops like this, they did correctly report several big Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers back in April, so there could be some truth here.

The role in question is that of Peter Parker’s longtime nemesis, Norman Osborn, who of course goes from being your traditional run-of-the-mill corrupt business magnate to glider-flying supervillain, »

- James Garcia

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Bening Smiles Radiantly Though a Four-Time Oscar Loser

12 May 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the Oscars' Red Carpet Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty Smiling radiantly, Best Actress Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty are seen above as they arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre, located in the world-renowned (but locally not all that prestigious) Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood. Annette Bening was in the running for her performance as a lesbian companion/wife to Julianne Moore and mother/adoptive mother of Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Bening lost the Best Actress Oscar to Natalie Portman for her mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. See also: Pregnant Natalie Portman on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Annette Bening: Four Oscar nominations The Kids Are All Right was Annette Bening's fourth Academy Award nomination. »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

9 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »

- D. Zhea

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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45

7 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45…

The Turtles return from Burnow Island to find unimaginable tragedy. As the family struggles to cope, an enraged Foot Clan prepares its revenge. It’s all been building to this…the start of the final storyline leading to #50!

After any huge story it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll need time to decompress. You can’t just keep going hell for leather without processing what happened before or you’ll burn out. It’s tricky though, as you also don’t want to completely put the brakes on and completely deflate the reader; coming down after the excitement can be quite the bummer.

Unfortunately I do feel a bit bummed out after reading #45, and it’s the first time I’ve felt at all let-down by Idw’s take on the Tmnt.

If you’ve read my reviews before you’ll know »

- Chris Cooper

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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

- D. Zhea

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer | Flickering Myth Reaction

19 April 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth team react…

The film may still be 11 months away, but we’ve been given our first look at Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via a teaser trailer! It was first leaked online (who didn’t see that coming?!) and then it was officially released less than 24 hours later. But did the release of the excellent teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dampen the spirits of the Flickering Mtyh writing and editorial staff?

Let’s find out…

Eddy Gardiner: I’ve said it from the very start: Affleck’s going to be a cracking Batman. Forget about the Star Wars trailer for a moment; this looks good.

Matthew Skeen: I think Affleck will fill the older Batman cowl well. Does look as gritty and dark as the source material, hopefully Henry Cavill will do better in this than his first outing.

Tom Jolliffe »

- Luke Owen

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Trailer and poster for Star Wars Rebels season 2

18 April 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t enough to send the internet into meltdown, then the release trailer for season two of Star Wars Rebels should finish the job. Here is it for your viewing pleasure, along with the official poster…

With A-Wings and B-Wings (how are they around this early?) making appearances, and a frightening amount of Darth Vader, it seems that everything is being ramped up by a crazy amount.

Season two of Star Wars Rebels will get underway later this year.

Chris Cooper is a Flickering Myth Staff Writer, and owner of the blog Super Duper Stuff. Follow him on Twitter @SDCCooper or visit the blog’s Facebook page.

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- Chris Cooper

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Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Miniseries Finds Director And Supporting Cast

7 April 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

11/22/63 is proof that not every literary adaptation starring James Franco is based on the works of John Steinbeck or William Faulkner. This upcoming miniseries hails from legendary horror author Stephen King (whose works outside of the scary realm are equally as prolific as those within it) and focuses on a small-town school teacher who realizes he is able to travel through time via a door in a local diner. Franco previously snagged the lead role as the teacher Jake Epping, who takes it upon himself to prevent the assassination of JFK, and the show has now secured a director and supporting cast.

Academy Award winner Kevin McDonald (The Last King Of Scotland) has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the nine-hour event series. He will work from a script penned by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who is expected to seriously curtail King »

- Gem Seddon

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Kevin Macdonald Directing Episodes of ’11/22/63,’ Chris Cooper and Sarah Gadon Sign On

7 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The upcoming Hulu series based on Stephen King‘s novel 11/22/63 just got a serious director for its first two episodes, as Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) has signed to direct the first two installments of the nine-episode event series, and exec produce the show. Along with the news of Macdonald’s hire, we’ve […]

The post Kevin Macdonald Directing Episodes of ’11/22/63,’ Chris Cooper and Sarah Gadon Sign On appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Movie Review – Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

7 April 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fast & Furious 7, 2015.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Brotherton and Djimon Hounsou.

Synopsis:

Once considered a garish and juvenile series with a relatively limited audience, Fast & Furious has grown to become an action behemoth. What’s most impressive is that the convoluted mix of characters, cars and back stories has been moulded into something that most studios would now kill for; a cinematic universe. Characters come in and out of films, whilst the third film – Tokyo Drift – has been cleverly weaved into the overall chronology.

After set piece involving a tank and a runway that must have been the length of Europe it was hard to imagine how it could really be topped. But new director James Wan (known for horrors Saw and Insidious »

- Chris Cooper

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Kevin Macdonald to Direct Stephen King Mini-Series '11/22/63'

7 April 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Hulu doesn't quite have the original content success Netflix and Amazon has celebrated, but they are trying their hardest to change that. As they accelerate into motion their mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's JFK assassination novel "11/22/63", they roped in Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Leon Rippy and Cherry Jones to star alongside James Franco, Sarah Gadon and Daniel Webber for its upcoming nine-episodes. Also, Kevin Macdonald (Black Sea) is on board to direct the first two episodes. Franco was already confirmed to lead as Jake Epping, a modern-day high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the president's assassination. Meanwhile, Gadon, just as of yesterday, signed on as the female lead Sadie Dunhill, a librarian in the '60s who falls for Franco's character. Webber will portray Lee Harvey Oswald, the man credited with the assassination of JFK. Cooper will play diner owner and Franco's mentor, »

- Will Ashton

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Chris Cooper Joins 11/22/63

7 April 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It feels like just yesterday we were reporting on Sarah Gadon joining the cast of J.J. Abrams and Hulu’s streaming adaptation of Stephen King’s JFK time-travel take 11/22/63. That might be because it was just yesterday. Today, though, brings word that Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, Daniel Webber, George MacKay, Lucy Fry and Leon Rippy are also all part of the cast. James Franco is starring as Jake Epping, a divorced English teacher who stumbles on a time portal than can send him back to late 1958, kicking off a quest to prevent the shooting of President John F. Kennedy while on a tour in Dallas in 1963, a mission complicated by his falling in love and the tricky, resolute nature of time, which keeps springing back into shape.Gadon is Sade, the plucky librarian Jake falls for. Cooper will be Al Templeton, the owner of Al’s Diner and a mentor »

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Chris Cooper & Others Join Hulu’s ‘11/22/63’ Cast; Director Set

7 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oscar winner Chris Cooper is among seven actors cast in 11/22/63, Hulu’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2011 bestseller starring James FrancoKevin Macdonald, who helmed The Last King Of Scotland and won an Oscar for his feature documentary One Day In September, will direct the first two of the nine-episode event series. The story centers on Jake Epping (Franco), an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to September 1958 and goes on… »

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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Was "Too Complex" And "Too Expensive" For HBO

31 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Noah Baumbach has been on something of a tear recently, knocking out the whimsical "Frances Ha," the now-playing tale of middle age crisis "While We're Young," and the upcoming "Mistress America" which recently premiered at Sundance (review here). But it might be easy to forget that somewhere in there, the director dipped his toe in the world of television, shooting a pilot for HBO. The project was a star-studded adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed "The Corrections," with Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig all part of the ensemble. You would think the series would be a no brainer, but in the spring of 2012, HBO passed. So what happened? Well, it's a mix of Baumbach not falling into the rhythms of making drama for television and a package that HBO figured wasn't worth the price tag. "I don’t know that I appreciated »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Was "Too Complex" And "Too Expensive" For HBO

31 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Noah Baumbach has been on something of a tear recently, knocking out the whimsical "Frances Ha," the now-playing tale of middle age crisis "While We're Young," and the upcoming "Mistress America" which recently premiered at Sundance (review here). But it might be easy to forget that somewhere in there, the director dipped his toe in the world of television, shooting a pilot for HBO. The project was a star-studded adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed "The Corrections," with Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig all part of the ensemble. You would think the series would be a no brainer, but in the spring of 2012, HBO passed. So what happened? Well, it's a mix of Baumbach not falling into the rhythms of making drama for television and a package that HBO figured wasn't worth the price tag. "I don’t know that I appreciated »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Comic Book Review – Jem and The Holograms #1

25 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Jem and The Holograms #1…

Showtime, Synergy! Meet Jerrica Benton-a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become… Jem And The Holograms! But what does it mean to be Jem today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

So then, a comic based on an 80’s TV show starring a girl band and holograms. Not my usual fare it’s safe to say. Sometimes it’s good to try something different though, isn’t it?

My interest in this new series from Idw comes down to one person – Sophie Campbell. I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t fallen in love with her work on Tmnt. In fact this is the first time I’ve tried a new comic solely on the artist’s previous work, so if anyone is going to help introduce »

- Chris Cooper

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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals #2

25 March 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals #2…

“The Mutanimals have uncovered a new mutant who has undergone unspeakable trauma at the hands of the Null Group. Hob and company are determined to bring the corporation down, but already divisions begin to form in the group when deadly tactics are discussed. Will the Mutanimals be able to stay intact?”

The coolest thing to take away from Mutanimals #2 is that ‘Hob shoots first’.

But the most important thing to take away is that this story is full of real characters with thoughts, feelings and motivations. Mutant, male, female, devil; all are treated with the same sharp writing that draws you in. A story doesn’t matter if you don’t care about what’s happening, and right now I care a lot.

There’s a real mixture of emotions here too, which is conveyed brilliantly well in both the script and the artwork. »

- Chris Cooper

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