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Jackie Earle Haley To Direct Feature Debut ‘Criminal Activities’

1 hour ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Watchmen actor Jackie Earle Haley is set to take a seat in the director’s chair for Criminal Activities.

The indie crime drama will be the first time Haley has stepped behind the lens, with the character actor also set to star alongside a cast comprised of John Travolta (Pulp Fiction), Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) and former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, continuing in his aim to crack America.

The plot follows four young men who reunite at an old school friend’s funeral. When one of them offers inside information on an investment that is guaranteed to make them millionaires, things descend when one of them borrows money from a notorious mobster.

Haley, who has been acting since the 70s,  has made the most of his recent second career wind since his Oscar nominated turn in 2006′s Little Children, starring in a whole array of films including Shutter Island, »

- Jacob Stolworthy

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Jackie Earle Haley Will Direct ‘Criminal Activites’

13 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jackie Earle Haley is a talented actor, and he has the sort of face that leads him to being cast in less than savory roles. His latest gig will see him leading people into bad acts in a new way, however. Haley will direct the indie Criminal Activies, and also take a role in the […]

The post Jackie Earle Haley Will Direct ‘Criminal Activites’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Jackie Earle Haley Investigating Criminal Activities

14 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jackie Earle Haley has done plenty of illegal things in the service of cinema, but only ever on screen. Now he’ll be encouraging others to break the law in the safe environs of the frame as he makes his film-directing debut with indie thriller Criminal Activities.Haley has gathered a solid cast for his first time calling the shots, with John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens and Rebecca Da Costa on board to star alongside the director himself. The script follows four young men who reunite at a former classmate’s funeral. During the service, one of them drops some insider knowledge about a Wall Street stock and the group see the chance to become millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes bad and they lose their investment, which is particularly bad news for one, since he borrowed his share of the dosh from a mobster. See kids: even if you »

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Jackie Earle Haley To Helm ‘Criminal Activities’

16 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Jackie Earle Haley, who has made the most of a second career wind since his Oscar-nominated turn in Little Children, has made it to the directing chair. He’ll make his feature debut on Criminal Activities, an indie crime drama that stars John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens and Rebecca Da Costa. Haley will also appear in the film. Pic is about four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate’s funeral. One mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster. The film is a co-production between Capacity Pictures, Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures and Producer Capital Fund, and Wayne Rice, Howard Burd and Micah Sparks are producing. Mark Johnson, Warren Ostergard »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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90′S Horror Kid TV Spotlight: Gravedale High

21 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

(Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series where Bj Colangelo takes a trip down memory lane and talks about the kid friendly horror TV shows from the 1990s/early 2000s that helped shape her into the horror loving fangirl she is today.)

Before Monster High dolls dominated the world of girl’s toys, there were a slew of high school horror themed cartoons in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but none were as awesome as Rick Moranis In Gravedale High. Anytime a television show attempts to gain momentum by name dropping Rick Moranis, it can be safely assumed I’m already going to be addicted.  Although the show only ran for one season, the Universal Monster inspired cartoon high school became a quick favorite for 90′s kids and is still a popular source for fan-fiction and roleplaying communities today.

Gravedale High revolved around the misadventures of »

- BJ Colangelo

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Watchmen's long journey from page to screen

17 April 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 22 Apr 2014 - 06:46

Alan Moore always said his graphic novel was unfilmable, and for a while, that almost looked true. Mark looks at attempts to adapt Watchmen

It's now been just over five years since Zack Snyder brought Watchmen, the acclaimed comic series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, to the big screen. Whatever you think of the final film, you could hardly say that the source material was easy to adapt.

Moore's thought-provoking script and Gibbons' detailed artwork came together to make one of the most acclaimed comic series ever created- frequently referred to as comics' answer to The Godfather. Some argue that the comic book movie genre got its Godfather with The Dark Knight in 2008, but studios were trying to adapt Watchmen long before that.

In fact, Hollywood's flirtations with the material date all the way back to the period when Tim Burton's Batman became a huge hit, »

- sarahd

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Parkland: The JFK Assassination Story DVD Review

4 April 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Landesman

Starring: Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, James Badge Dale, Tom Welling, Jackie Earle Haley

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Certificate: 15

With all the hype surrounding the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who last year, you could be forgiven for forgetting that it was actually the 50th year since one of the most notorious assassinations in history…the murder of JFK.

Parkland: The JFK Assassination Story was produced in tribute of the infamous event that resulted in the death of one of America’s greatest leaders. The film has some impressive talent attached to it including a producing credit from none other than Tom Hanks, and a whole cast full of star-studded household names. Parkland isn’t the greatest film in the world but it certainly is ambitious and tells an intriguingly original version of history we had not previously seen, which is definitely refreshing for a story »

- Ben Read

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Filmmakers We Want To See Direct An Episode or Season of True Detective

21 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Darren Aronofsky

As the contemporary director most obsessed with the idea of obsession, Aronofsky would be a great fit for an episode or whole season of True Detective. Often, in the more intelligent entries in the genre, detective series focus not just on plot but on how the horrific events that take place within the plot affect the characters we’re following. The first season of True Detective was pretty much a vehicle for looking at the Rust-Marty relationship. Aronofsky’s resume is full of character studies, such as The Wrestler and Black Swan. But it’s that obsession – the kind that kept Rust on the Dora Lange case long after he walked away from being a detective – that Aronofsky would be able to bring out. On top of that, Aronofsky’s visual storytelling suits Pizzolatto’s content – at least what we’ve seen of it. It’s easy to »

- Staff

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‘Dollman’ & ‘Demonic Toys’ Blu-ray Review(s)

9 March 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade…

Dollman

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz, Nicholas Guest, Judd Omen, Frank Collison | Written by Chris Roghair | Directed by Albert Pyun

Former funnyman, turned TV stalwart, turned action star, Tim Thomerson had already made a name for himself in the Empire Pictures/Full Moon franchise Trancers before spoofing the very same character and his take no crap persona in Dollman for one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun.

Brick Bardo (Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, »

- Phil Wheat

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The Definitive Kubrickian Films: 40-31

4 March 2014 9:28 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As we spend a month looking at the great Stanley Kubrick, we can also look at the filmmakers who were clearly influenced by Kubrick. “Kubrickian” films tend to exercise incredible control of the camera, are extremely ambitious, tend to deal with much weightier themes, and always maintain a sense of mystery, like a there’s an invisible fog always hovering over the film. This list could be sharply focused on about five directors working today but, though a number of these filmmakers appear in this list of 40, we’re spreading the wealth a bit. Let’s get to it.

40. Watchmen (2009)

Directed by Zack Snyder

What makes it Kubrickian? It’s surprisingly cold and detail-oriented, unlike most of Zack Snyder’s other work (well, detail-oriented in a positive way). Watchmen is based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by David Gibbons and Alan Moore, about a desolate alternative »

- Joshua Gaul

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Zack Snyder Responds to Joel Silver 'Watchmen' Criticism

3 March 2014 9:31 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, producer Joel Silver made some surprising comments about the 2009 adaptation Watchmen, stating that director Zack Snyder was too much of a "slave" to the original graphic novel by Alan Moore, while revealing that he preferred Terry Gilliam's original take on the project.

Today, Zack Snyder himself responded, claiming that Terry Gilliam's ending was "completely insane."

"It's funny, because the biggest knock against the movie is that we finally changed the ending, right? Right, and if you read the Gilliam ending, it's completely insane."

In the original graphic novel, an alien squid attack is the event that brings all the warring nations of Earth together, but in the movie adaptation, Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) was perceived as this world-altering threat. In Terry Gilliam's ending, Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) convinced Dr. Manhattan to go back in time and prevent his own creation, which caused several different changes to the story. »

- MovieWeb

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30 Movies Turning 30 in 2014

1 March 2014 9:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!

1The Terminator

Tagline: In the Year of Darkness, »

- MovieWeb

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'Watchmen' Producer Joel Silver Reveals Original Story Twist

27 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his upcoming action-thriller Non-Stop, producer Joel Silver revealed new details about an earlier version of Watchmen that was worked on by director Terry Gilliam and writer Sam Hamm, which was much different than Zack Snyder's version. If you haven't seen Watchmen or read the original graphic novel, there will be spoilers throughout the rest of this story.

While the producer felt that Zack Snyder approached the legendary graphic novel by Alan Moore in the right way, he revealed that the director was too slavish to the source material, and Terry Gilliam's take was a much better movie.

"It was a Much much better movie [...] I mean, Zack came at it the right way but was too much of a slave to the material. I was trying to get it Back from the studio at that point, because I ended up with both V for Vendetta »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive video interview with RoboCop star Gary Oldman

25 February 2014 11:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month Jose Padilha's RoboCop remake arrived in cinemas, and thanks to James Kleinmann we've got an exclusive video interview with star Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), which you can check out below...

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. »

- Gary Collinson

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Remake of Verhoeven's RoboCop Bombs in North American

17 February 2014 6:39 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

RoboCop’ 2014 movie: Full-fledged flop at domestic box office (photo: Joel Kinnaman in ‘RoboCop’ 2014) Directed by José Padilha, and starring Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish, Sony Pictures’ $100 million-budgeted RoboCop 2014 remake opened with disappointing numbers on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Things improved a bit over the weekend, but there’s no denying that RoboCop 2014 will become a major domestic box office bomb. (See also: José Padilha hates ‘RoboCop’ 2014 filmmaking process.) According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 "classic" (as mentioned elsewhere on this site, just about anything made before 2003 is considered a classic these days) landed in third place this extended Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-17, trailing both Warner Bros.’ overwhelmingly well-received The Lego Movie and Sony Pictures / ScreenGems’ low-budget romantic comedy About Last Night. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, »

- Zac Gille

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Box Office - 'Lego Movie' tops charts as 'Robocop' makes good ground to finish with decent debut in third

16 February 2014 2:48 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lego Movie" continued to build on its box office resume with a second weekend at the top of the charts with an estimated $48.8 million. That brings the animated film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to over $129 million. Pic starring Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, among others, averaged $12,930 from 3,775 theaters. Remake "About Last Night" under director Steve Pink, starring Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy, had a solid start with around $27 million earned. The comedy also with Christopher McDonald, Regina Hall, Adam Rodriguez, Bryan Callen and Joy Bryant, opened in 2,253 theaters and holds a very good $11,984 per-theater average. Sony's "Robocop" ended off this weekend with a decent $21.5 million debut, which is nothing to complain about considering the field. Joel Kinnaman, Abby Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley and Jennifer Ehle star in the José Padilha sci-fia actioner. »

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New RoboCop 2014 Movie Delivered Great Hardcore Action,Drama & More

15 February 2014 8:25 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New RoboCop 2014 movie delivered great hardcore action,drama & more. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action/sci-fi/remake flick, "RoboCop," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was pretty entertaining, serving up lots of action, coupled with intense drama, and more. The movie stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. In the new flick, the year is set in 2028, and revolves around good cop, Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and this OmniCorp company that's desperately trying to get approval for their army of robot protectors be put on American soil so they can maximize their revenue and profits. However, they keep getting turned down, because the American public doesn't feel good about an emotionless robot trying to protect them. In response to this, OmniCorp CEO ,Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton »

- Chris

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Sound Off: José Padilha's 'RoboCop' Remake - What Did You Think?

14 February 2014 3:45 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We've got the future under control. We do? Now in theaters everywhere is the remake of yet another 1980's classic, RoboCop. This new take on RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as Detroit's Alex Murphy, directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha (Elite Squad). The impressive cast includes: Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams and Samuel L. Jackson. So is it any good? Does it desecrate the original? Is it one big pointless remake, or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on the RoboCop remake. To fuel the fire, I have not yet seen the new RoboCop myself, as Sony chose not to screen it for me (I assume this post is why). Until I can see it and update this with my own thoughts, here is an excerpt from Jeremy's 7.5/10 review of the movie: "It is, »

- Alex Billington

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Abbie Cornish Talks Robocop, How it’s Not Just an Action Movie, Changes During Production, and More

14 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this week in theaters and IMAX is director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator.  When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer.   The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city.  The film also stars Abbie CornishGary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson. At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Cornish.  She talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Movie Review - RoboCop (2014)

13 February 2014 11:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

RoboCop, 2014.

Directed by José Padilha.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Michael K. Williams.

Synopsis: 

Police officer Alex Murphy suffers horrific injuries in an explosion and is rebuilt and part-robot, part-man in a bid to combat growing levels of crime in Detroit. But RoboCop is haunted by his own past and the corruption of the system that has created him.

I need to get something off my chest. If you approach this film expecting it to basically do everything the 1987 version did, then I don't know what to say to you. Surely the point of a remake is to try something new with the same basic idea? Take Batman for example; he has endured because there are so many variations on his story. So why can't RoboCop enjoy the same process of reinvention?

Fortunately, José Padilha's English language debut generally makes wise choices, »

- Chris Cooper

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