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How Lucy Ricardo Gave Birth to ‘Mission: Impossible’

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If it weren’t for Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Tom Cruise would not be saving the free world in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” which opens July 31.

In 1950, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz formed Desilu Prods. and the huge success of “I Love Lucy” turned Desilu into a powerhouse, creating many more TV series and owning two studio lots. Many successful years later, Variety ran a story on Aug 17, 1966, saying Desilu had firmed a lucrative deal with CBS for a fifth season of “The Lucy Show” and was debuting two one-hour series in the fall: “Star Trek” on NBC and “Mission: Impossible” on CBS.

That’s a pretty good slate for one year.

The series “Mission: Impossible,” under creator-producer-writer Bruce Geller, ran 1966-73 but it was much slower to transfer to the bigscreen than its stable mate (the first “Star Trek” movie debuted in 1979). The film “Mission: Impossible,” which marked Cruise’s producing debut, »

- Tim Gray

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Magic and Magicians in the movies

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that many modern forms of magic appear to have evolved from simple tricks, like those featured in the Royal Vegas Rabbit in the hat game into ridiculous feats of stupidity or endurance, there is still a rich history of real magical performance and style. Of course magic is always a great concept to delve into and the perfect fodder for movie goers to enjoy as well. Magicians and magic have featured in a number of popular, and not so popular, movies throughout the years each tackling certain aspects of the industry whether it’s going behind the scenes or directly trying to outwit and trick the audience themselves. We take a look at just a few examples of this magical sub-genre.

The Prestige (2006)

This brilliantly conceived mystery thriller about rival magicians attempting to upstage each other using various techniques of trickery comes from renowned director Christopher Nolan. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘That Sugar Film’ is a familiar and trite stunt-doc

21 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

That Sugar Film

Directed by Damon Gameau

Written by Damon Gameau

Australia, 2014

The Australian doc That Sugar Film comes ten years after Morgan Spurlock’s novel Sundance hit Super Size Me, the sobering and darkly comedic expose on the fast food industry that took audiences by storm and spurred change in regards to how high profile companies like McDonald’s portioned some of their meal options; it also charted the effect of said company’s product on the body, an experiment that now feels cheap and dated in the hands of writer-director and test subject Damon Gameau, who not only copies Spurlock’s approach to test and trial, but finds little reason to keep us intrigued.

Gameau’s plan to upend his healthy eating lifestyle with a high sugar diet as we watch his mood and weight fluctuate is hardly anything eye-opening after Spurlock’s similar antics just a decade ago. »

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What Wolverine's Last Movie Should Be About, According To Ryan Reynolds

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It started in March with vague teasing, but Hugh Jackman confirmed back in May that the currently untitled third Wolverine film will be his last time playing the eponymous clawed mutant. Earlier this week, Jackman turned to social media to hear what people want to see for his final outing. The query received waves of suggestions from fans, but Ryan Reynolds also threw his two cents in, and it involves his own character, Deadpool. On Tuesday, Reynolds posted this Tweet suggesting that Deadpool and Wolverine get together for a Top Gun-style crossover, which would no doubt be insanity and humor at its finest. Take a look! Not sure if it's been done, but what if Logan and Deadpool enlist in the Navy's elite Top Gun Program? #volleyball Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 28, 2015 Deadpool and Wolverine have gotten into a lot of shenanigans in the comics, »

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Watch: 15-Minute Video Breaks Down The Comic Vs Movie Differences In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

29 July 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been two weeks since “X-Men: Days Of Future Past – The Rogue Cut” hit home video and while fans continue to parse through the changes of the new alternate version of the 2014 blockbuster film, the fine folks at CineFix are digging even deeper to find the differences between Bryan Singer’s superhero film and its source material. In its latest installment of “What’s the Difference?” Cinefix spends nearly fifteen minutes comparing the 1981 two-issue “Days of Future Past” storyline written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne for “The Uncanny X-Men” with the script by Simon Kinberg. Cinefix’s video gets very in depth with its subject matter, even explaining the significance of Kitty Pryde being the time traveller in the comic while also defending the choice of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine going in her place in the Singer film. Overall, the video is a great look at the changes »

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Is Channing Tatum Parting Ways With Gambit?

29 July 2015 3:09 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Set to go in front of the cameras this October, Fox’s latest X-Men spin-off, Gambit, may have hit a sizeable snag, with The Wrap reporting that lead star Channing Tatum’s deal with the studio is close to falling apart, and he is planning to leave the project. While Fox haven’t made any formal statement, an industry insider has said that Tatum’s reps are still in talks with the studio, but acknowledged that 'something is up’. This is all very strange as the project, set for release October 7th 2016, had been trucking along at a clip as of late. Rise of the Planet of the ApesRupert Wyatt had been announced as director, and a budget had been estimated at $150 million, above average for an X-Men spin-off (the last one, The Wolverine, was set at $120 million), which shows you the scale Fox was going for with the character, »

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Hugh Jackman Wants Your (Brief) Suggestions for Final 'Wolverine' Movie

29 July 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sadly, Hugh Jackman is hanging up his adamantium claws in the final "Wolverine" movie, which is scheduled for 2017. Director James Mangold tweeted that the the third standalone film would start shooting in early 2016. But before they begin filming, the star wants to hear from Wolverine's loyal fans on what they'd like to see.

Here's what Hugh Jackman tweeted on Monday evening, to thousands of retweets and responses:

My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can.

- Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015

Because he's a stand-up guy, Hugh quickly returned to social media with a short (too short!) video thanking fans for their responses and promising to read more.

Amazing Response!! #Thankyou

- Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 28, 2015

Has it really been 16 years? The first "X-Men »

- Gina Carbone

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Hugh Jackman crowdsources plot for his final Wolverine

29 July 2015 12:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Australian actor posts thank you video praising ‘amazing response’ after his initial message is retweeted almost 10,000 times

Hugh Jackman has asked fans on Twitter to help decide how his 15-year career as superhero Wolverine comes to an end.

The Australian actor, who has portrayed the adamantium-clawed mutant in seven movies stretching back to 2000’s X-Men, is due to return in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse and an as-yet-untitled third solo outing in 2017. He posted an image from the latter film on Monday night and asked fans to contribute ideas.

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Hugh Jackman Thanks Fans for 'Wolverine 3' Ideas

28 July 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Hugh Jackman took to his social media accounts to post a teaser photo for Wolverine 3, while confirming once again that the superhero movie will be his last time portraying Logan, after 16 years. The actor's post stated that he wanted to hear from fans, in 50 words or less, what they would like to see in this new adventure, and it seems he has already gotten a number of responses from fans around the world. Earlier today, Hugh Jackman posted a brief video where he thanked everyone for their responses, and that he will personally read as many of the suggestions as he possibly can. Here's what the actor had to say.

"Guys, I am completely blown away by the responses to my tweet about your ideas. I'm going to read as many as possible. I've already been loving reading them. I've said it from the beginning, 16 years on, you're the greatest fans in the world. »

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Hugh Jackman Calls for Wolverine Fan Fiction on Twitter

28 July 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The upcoming film in the “Wolverine” franchise will mark Hugh Jackman‘s last appearance as the Marvel superhero, and the actor took to Twitter in an open call for Wolverine fan fiction. Jackman, who will have played the clawed character nine times since the original 2000 “X-Men,” asked his 5.69 million followers on Twitter what they would like to see in the last installment — in 50 words or less. It’s unclear what Jackman will do with the fan suggestions. The third and as-yet untitled standalone Wolverine film already has a screenwriter attached, Michael Green, known for “Heroes” and “Prometheus.” Also Read: Hugh. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Hugh Jackman Thanks Wolverine Fans

28 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yesterday, Hugh Jackman asked X-Men fans around the globe what they would like to see in the next solo-Wolverine film. A day later, he's still combing through all of the responses but he'd like to let his fans know that he's thankful for their support, over the last sixteen years.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Awesome Response! #Thankyou Posted by Hugh Jackman on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 The third solo-Wolverine film and second outing for the James Mangold/Hugh Jackman combination will arrive in theaters on March 3, 2017. David James Kelly wrote the initial draft of the script, which was subsequently re-written by Michael Green (Smallville, Heroes, Green Lantern). Filming is expected to start in early- »

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Hugh Jackman Teases Wolverine 3 With Brooding Image

28 July 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hugh Jackman will finally hang up the adamantium claws after 2017’s untitled Wolverine solo pic, which James Mangold is directing, and the actor has taken to Twitter to bait fans with a tease for the anticipated blockbuster.

Asking fans what they want to see from the final go-round for Jackman’s grizzled mutant, in which Mangold and the actor are currently teaming with scribe Michael Green, Jackman recently tweeted an ominous image accompanied by the tagline “One Last Time:”

My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can.

Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015

The actor has noted that the beloved Old Man Logan storyline will be (presumably somewhat loosely) adapted for the pic, which was enough to work fans up into a thrilled frenzy, so it’s safe to »

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Wolverine Sequel Reveals First Teaser Image

28 July 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hugh Jackman will be popping his claws one last time with Wolverine’s third outing in 2017, and while he, returning director James Mangold, and screenwriter Michael Green are no doubt busy developing the story (rumoured to be based on fan favourite storyline Old man Logan), Jackman has released onto Twitter the first bad ass teaser image for his last go around as the fast healing mutant. On top of that, he’s reaching out to fans and asking them what they would like to see in the movie. While it’s highly unlikely this will be the first ever fan sourced superhero flick, it is nice to see the actor staying in touch with the characters fanbase. Perusing the replies on the post, it’s clear to see Old Man Logan, which charts a post apocalyptic future where Wolverine is the last surviving X-Man, is something the fans really, really want, »

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Hugh Jackman posts first Wolverine 3 teaser image

28 July 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hugh Jackman has posted a picture on Twitter teasing the upcoming third Wolverine solo film, which will mark the actor’s final performance as the character.

The picture shows Wolverine holding up one claw, with “#OneLastTime” written next to him. See it here…

Jackman, who is undeniably the face of the X-Men film franchise, has popped up in either large or small roles in each X-Men film so far, from 2000’s X-Men to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past

At this year’s Comic-Con, Jackman dropped a hint that Wolverine 3 may tell the popular Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, but nothing has been confirmed yet. 

Wolverine 3, which has still not received an official name, will be hitting theaters on March 3, 2017. The Wolverine director James Mangold will be returning to helm the film, while Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier/Professor X) is rumored to appear alongside Jackman. 


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Hugh Jackman tweets new Wolverine pic

28 July 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hugh Jackman will return to the role of his iconic character Wolverine for one last time in a third stand-alone movie, and via his Twitter page, the actor has tweeted a new Wolverine pic.

On that same page, the actor is also asking fans what they want to see in the new film, tentatively titled Wolverine 3, which will be released on March 3rd, 2017. James Mangold will direct the movie for 20th Century Fox.

Apparently, this image was also on show at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month.

My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can.

Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015

Jackman has played the role of Wolverine for 15 years now, and it will be sad to see him go. At least he’s given fans the opportunity »

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Hugh Jackman teases final Wolverine performance

27 July 2015 10:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hugh Jackman has been teasing "my last time putting on the claws", for the upcoming Wolverine 3...

Well, it seems Hugh Jackman is pretty adamant that his work in 2017's The Wolverine 3 will be the last time he's playing the character. It's still unclear whether Wolverine will be making an appearance in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse next year, but Jackman for some time now has been saying that 2017's Wolverine sequel - directed once again by James Mangold - will see him step away from the character.

Want further proof? His latest Tweet is now talking opening about how the movie is set to mark "my last time putting on the claws". Assuming Wolverine does turn up in X-Men: Apocalypse, then it'd mark nine films in which he's played the character by the time the end credits on The Wolverine 3 role.

Here's that Tweet...

My last time putting on the claws. »

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How Hugh Jackman Is Hyping His Last Wolverine Appearance

27 July 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Hugh Jackman dropped the hammer that the untitled third Wolverine film would be his last appearance as the iconic character, the world of X-Men fans went nuts. While he loves the character dearly, the Australian actor feels that it's time to hang up the claws for good. But in true Wolverine fashion, he's not going to go out like a punk. Better still, he's asking his legion of fans to suggest what they want to see take place in Wolverine's final ride. My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can. Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015 Taking to his official Twitter page, Jackman posted the above graphic teasing his final Wolverine project. While He.s looking for suggestions, he.s not looking for novels . as he stipulates that fans »

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Hugh Jackman Shares 'Wolverine 3' Art, Asks for Fan Input

27 July 2015 9:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During Comic-Con earlier this month, Hugh Jackman dropped by 20th Century Fox's Hall H panel, where he confirmed, once again, that Wolverine 3 will be the last time he plays the iconic Logan character. 20th Century Fox has set a March 3, 2017 release date, with James Mangold returning to the helm after directing 2013's The Wolverine. Earlier today, Hugh Jackman posted new teaser art for Wolverine 3, which features the actor holding up just one of his adamantium claws, with the hashtag #OneLastTime. The actor also reached out to fans, asking them to tell him what they want to see in Wolverine 3, in 50 words or less.

"My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can."

No story details have been given yet, but it was rumored that the beloved comic book story line Old Man Logan would be used for this superhero movie. »

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Jackman Teases Final "Wolverine" Art

27 July 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first teaser art for the upcoming third and final "Wolverine" spin-off film starring Hugh Jackman has been released - by the actor himself.

Jackman released the art, which debuted during 20th Century's Fox feature film presentation at Comic-Con a few weeks ago, and requested fans tweet him back with the hashtag #OneLastTime and explain what they want to see from his final big screen appearance.

It’s been hinted, but not confirmed, that the film will be based on the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics. James Mangold returns to direct the movie which is currently targeting a March 3rd 2017 release.

My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can.

Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015 »

- Garth Franklin

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Hugh Jackman Shares First Teaser Image from His Final 'Wolverine'

27 July 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

One last time. Hugh Jackman has just posted the first promo photo from his final upcoming Wolverine movie. At Comic-Con a few weeks back Jackman gave a sentimental speech about his time playing Logan, confirming he would play him one last time in one final Wolverine movie (besides in X-Men: Apocalypse). He's now opening up the discussion on the final role for all the fans to contribute. The promo photo shows him holding up just one claw with the tagline #onelasttime. He also asks fans to write in 50 words or less what they want to see. It's sad this will be his last time, I must say, but all good things must come to an end. On both Facebook and Twitter, Jackman posted the same message with the image seen above: "As you may have heard .... It's my last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? »

- Alex Billington

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