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‘The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam Treks Into the Amazon in James Gray’s Adventure — Watch

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‘The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam Treks Into the Amazon in James Gray’s Adventure — Watch
Months after its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where it was chosen as closing-night film, James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z” is finally set to be released in theaters. That’s good news for anyone who correctly observed that Gray’s “The Immigrant” is among the best films of the decade despite barely being released itself. Watch the “Lost City of Z” trailer below.

Read More: ‘The Lost City Of Z’ Is A Beautifully Old-Fashioned Adventure — Nyff Review

Based on the true story recounted in David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name (subtitle: “A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon”), “Z” stars Charlie Hunnam as British explorer Percy Fawcett. Said adventurer traveled into the Amazon in the early 20th century, discovering evidence of an ancient civilization; at his peril, he also become obsessed with learning more about it.

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The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During The Festival

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The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During The Festival
Lineup Announcements The Complete 2016 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie Lead 2016 Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section Sundance Announces Competition and Next Lineups, Featuring Returning Favorites and a Secret Director Sundance 2016 Adds Late Additions and Three New From the Collection Picks Sundance 2016 Unveils Massive Short Film Program, Including New Films From Jason Reitman and Bryce Dallas Howard Sundance Announces Premieres and Documentary Premieres, Including New Films From Kelly Reichardt, Werner Herzog and Whit Stillman Sundance Unveils Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events for the 2016 Festival Sundance Unveils 10th Anniversary New Frontier Lineup 2016 Sundance Film Festival Announces Conversations With Christopher Nolan, Werner Herzog and More Jon Hamm, Shane Carruth, Lena Dunham and More Selected for 2016 Sundance Film Festival Juries Pre-fest Analysis It's Complicated: How Netflix and Amazon Add a Big Wrinkle to Sundance Deal...
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Watch the Ash Vs Evil Dead New York Comic Con Panel

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The calendar's creeping closer to the Halloween premiere of the Ash vs Evil Dead series, and to help hold fans over until the boomstick king is back onscreen, Starz recently released a video of the show's New York Comic Con panel that was hosted by Kevin Smith and featured Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, and more.

"Ash vs Evil Dead premieres Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm Et/Pt exclusively on Starz with a 10-episode season.

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility,
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Vale James Walker

It's with a great sense of disbelief - a feeling I know is shared by many in our industry still reeling from the passing of Jeff Truman - that I solemnly inform Awg members that we have lost the significant talents of James Walker from our screens.

A bright and sharp-minded contributor to Australian scriptwriting for more than a decade, James - at the youthful age of 41 years, husband and father of two young boys - succumbed to a diabetic coma on 11 January and was tragically unable to recover. He passed away peacefully on 20 January, surrounded by family.

A boy from Perth, James' talent was noticed early; he was singled out via a competition and sent to La for an experience that cemented his intention to become a writer. In various roles - including Script Editor, Script Producer and freelance writer - James worked on many of our fine dramas,
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Preview Pages from the First Issue of Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine

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During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we officially announced Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine, a new monthly magazine from the team behind Daily Dead. We’ve been hard at work behind-the-scenes and those who joined our newsletter were able to check out the first issue last week. The first issue is now available for anyone to read and we’ve put together a set of preview pages to give you a good idea of what to expect.

Instead of releasing just a preview issue, as previously announced, the first full issue of Deadly is now available! This issue is packed with the latest horror & sci-fi coverage, with multiple special features, including an exclusive interview with Kevin Smith, a tribute to Stan Winston, a review of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, a House II retrospective with the cast & director, and much more.

To subscribe now and read the full first issue,
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Megan Ellison: The Most Exciting Producer in Hollywood

I’m fascinated by Megan Ellison. In the normally boring world of movie producers, she’s an intriguing star among them. Usually, you rarely know the names of producers, short of an uber-producer like Scott Rudin or one who’s heavily involved in a filmmaker’s whole universe like Scott Mosier is for Kevin Smith, but aside from those Scotts, most of them are borderline anonymous. Ellison is definitely a new breed, a throwback to an older generation where the films being made were different and exciting. Her recent Best Picture nominations and flirtation with an Oscar win has her primed to become a real star in this line of what. I wanted to show you all the films that she’s helped get onto the big screen, if only to elaborate on just how valuable to the business she is. Ellison is a champion of the auteur. She’s
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2005

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...

It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.

It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.

So with apologies to
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DVD Review - Monstro! (2010)

Monstro! (a.k.a El monstro del mar!, 2010.

Written and Directed by Stuart Simpson.

Starring Norman Yemm, Nelli Scarlet, Kyrie Capri, Karli Madden and Kate Watts.


Three gorgeous but lethal assassins arrive in a sleepy seaside town, where they accidentally awaken a vicious sea creature and have to fight for survival as the monster reaps its fury on the town.

With a crew that is so small that the Director’s Assistant and the 1st Ad get named in the opening credits, Stuart Simpson’s 2010 monster flick Monstro! rolls on to DVD today.

Simpson has the Garth Marenghi role in Monstro! by writing, directing, producing, shooting and editing the movie while helping out with the visual effects in post-production. It’s this low-budget “I’ll do everything myself” filmmaking that spawned from the likes of Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith that has dominated the indie filmmaking landscape
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Chris R. Notarile's Stand Off and Four Femme Fatales: A Movie Review

*an online screener of this film was provided by Chris R. Notarile.

Director/writer: Chris R. Notarile.

Cast: Mandy Evans, Kim Santiago, Ella Jane New and Kerri Miller.

Almost every great director had a low budget start. When comparing Quentin Tarantino’s first feature film, Reservoir Dogs to Chris Notarile’s second major project, Stand Off, there is no denying a few similarities—and Notarile shows plenty of potential as an indie producer/director. He has had plenty of practice with his short genre films on his website, Blinky Productions, and in his foray into feature length movies, he is keeping the movies he likes to make simple.

With Stand Off, there’s a deeper meaning that can be found, or it can simply be enjoyed at face value. And just like this director’s other short film projects, Notarile has no problems in borrowing from other works. He releases
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Frank Miller & Ows: When politics infiltrate entertainment

“I’ve got a great story and I’ve been looking for, it’s a ‑‑ it’s a great story and it needs to be a graphic novel and a graphic novel TV show. And I’ve been looking for the right person to write it.” – Glenn Beck on Frank Miller, 2011.

Being a ‘fan’ means many things to many people. To a troublingly large section of the population, it apparently means dressing as Knuckles the Echidna and sobbing alone in front of a mirror, while to others it simply means an interest that goes slightly beyond the causal. One thing common to all fans, from those who carve “Qt Rox U3 Sux” into the side of a burning dog before throwing it through a friend’s window, to those who just happen to know slightly more about Batman than most, is the willingness to let their interest – at least partially – define who they are.
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William Shatner’s “Captains” to Premiere at Comic-Con

William Shatner seems to expand his resume about as many times as he narrowly escaped death on the original Star Trek tv series. TV guest star (Twilight Zone, Outer Limits), TV star (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Boston Legal, $#*! My Dad Says), movie star (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II-vi, Star Trek: Generations, Miss Congeniality), as well as writer, director, producer, voice artist, talk show host, author. Now he has added “documentarian” to the list. The Captains is, as you might have guessed, a documentary about the captains of the Star Trek multiverse.

This documentary seems almost like a companion piece to The Biography Channel’s The Captains of the Final Frontier (2010). He must have been familiar with it, given that he has had two series on that channel (Aftermath with William Shatner, Shatner’s Raw Nerve). That documentary was about the Trek franchise and featured interviews with actors,
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Casting Bits: Tom Hanks in ‘Triple Frontier,’ Liam Neeson in ‘An Ordinary Man,’ Plus Kirsten Dunst and Mary J. Blige

After the long holiday weekend, it seems like Hollywood is back in full swing. Monday we had announcements of new projects for Mark Wahlberg [1], Halle Berry [2] and Kevin Smith [3] and Tuesday is more of the same. Though previously rumored [4], Tom Hanks has now been confirmed to star in Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up [5] to her Oscar-winning work in The Hurt Locker called Triple Frontier (or possibly Sleeping Dogs), Liam Neeson will star in An Ordinary Man from director Brad Silberling, Kirsten Dunst will hit the road with Hit Girl with the coming of age drama Hick and Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Read about each of these after the jump. First up is Hanks, who is currently finishing up his sophomore directorial [6] effort Larry Crowne for July release. He's going to top line Triple Frontier (which might
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Kevin Sorbo Says Bosses Hiding Profits

Some 11 years after the syndicated Hercules TV show ended, actor Kevin Sorbo is accusing his former bosses of hiding profits.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys revolves around the mythical brave and handsome son (Sorbo) of the classic Greek gods as he makes his way through a fantasy version of Ancient Greece. Others in the series include Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, and Robert Trebo. The series ran for six seasons and spun-off another popular syndicated TV show, Xena: The Warrior Princess.

Sorbo is accusing execs behind the show of "creative accounting" in order to hide money made from the series to avoid paying the actors their share of profits.

The actor recently told BlogTalkRadio, "They are certainly, truly a mafia. They hide the money. They bury the money. They won't share profits. They won't pay actors what they're due on the back
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Changes Are Coming to The Big Picture

About a month ago, I made a very difficult decision that I hope will be the right one. Capitalizing on another opportunity, I have decided to step down from my role here at The Big Picture effective September 7th. So hurl your insults while you can...

What does that mean for you? Hopefully, a better experience here, for starters. The site is not going away, and in fact, the new management will be breaking in several contributors - something I have only done rarely for one-off guest reviews and the like - and you'll get more than one opinion about each story. There should be more stories, too, and probably more willingness to cover that latest Kevin Smith update.

So you might notice a couple new names over the next few weeks and some other cosmetic alterations. That's par for the course, though, and I think it's great that they're
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Five Projects for Dce to Jump On, Day 1: ‘The Flash’

On the surface, The Flash may seem too simple of a project to make into a decent movie, but it’s that simplicity of the character that has always intrigued me. As a superhero, The Flash is not complicated. Regardless of which of the four incarnations you reference, The Flash embodies superhuman speed, agility, quick-thinking and intelligence and even the ability to defy certain law of physics, such as being able to vibrate so fast he can walk through walls or leap to alternate dimensions.

For the sake of argument, and popularity, we’ll focus on the most popular incarnation of The Flash. The story of Barry Allen began back in 1956, when DC Comics made the successful decision to modernize it’s most popular characters. In this re-imagining of The Flash, scientist Barry Allen is exposed to some powerful chemical agents when lightning strikes his lab, resulting in an exponentially-enhanced metabolism and physical ability.
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11 March 2009

Renee O'Connor News

» Upcoming Renee Appearance - Rio, Brazil!

» Renee for Dragoncon? Let's Make It Happen...

Lucy Lawless News

» Lucy at La Landelle Riding School May 2003 - New Images

» Flight of the Conchords Lucy Episode Still

Legend of the Seeker News

» LotS Episode Review Episode 7 Listener

Zoe Bell News

» Zoe Bell Video Interview on Xena and Angel of Death

Xenaverse News

» Robert Bruce Passes Away - Kevin Smith's Agent

Ausxip Network - Otalia Site Update

» Otalia is TVGuide's 2009’s Sexiest Couple Alive.

» Watch today's episode CBS, TouTube.

» Crystal and Jessica in Orlando.

» Gl theme song for your cell phone.

» New members added to the fanlisting.

» Destini's stories available for your ebook.
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Xena Goodies At The Xenaversity Auction

The following was sent to me by Mr Jamester from the Xenaversity of Minnesota. They are holding an auction to raise money for the Xenaversity.

With over two hundred items placed into over 35 packages, there is a great deal for Xena fans everywhere....

And the best part? You can get any package with a starting bid of $5.00!! Lots of Xena merchandise, but also some Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Smallville, Buffy and other sci-fi genres!

Some great items are: a beautiful set of items in loving memory of Kevin Smith, a beautiful autograhed and matted photo by Renee O'Conner as Gabrielle, a special 'customize' your very own photo mosaic deal, several 12" Xena dolls, the 'sexy' Xena package, the New Xena Fan package, and so much more!!

Auction ends next week so go place your bids now!!

Please forward on to fellow Xena fans alike!

Mr. Jamester

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Remembering Kevin....

16 February is a very sad day in Xenaverse history. On this day in 2002 we lost Kevin in a tragic accident in China. I remember when the news hit; wasn't sure if it was a cruel hoax or if it was real. A good majority of the webmasters emailed each other to find out if it was indeed real and it was sadly very true. At the time there was a convention underway in Pasadena and the news filtered through which had a huge impact on those present. Virginia and Lourdes wrote a report which included the following:

With the tragic news of Kevin Smith’s death, everyone was sad including the stars on stage. Renee O’Connor, Ted Raimi, Hudson Leick, Victoria Pratt, Alexandra Tydings, Alexis Arquette, Bruce Campbell, Steve Sears and Lucy Lawless (live telephone call) paid tribute to Kevin. Touching words and remembrances were shared at that sad moment.
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The Greater Good - Subsite Update

I have finally updated the Greater Good subsite with all the totals for the auctions held on Ausxip. It amazed me how generous Xena fans are; I shouldn't be amazed because it's a fact that Xena fans are a generous group of souls.

Since 2006 when the first Ausxip Charity Auction was held to today, we have raised a whopping $20,142.86 for the various charities such as Starship Children's Heath, Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Renee O'Connor Outreach Fund, Kevin Smith Trust Fund and more. Not included in that tally is the auctions held by Adrienne Wilkinson to raise money for her charity which is awesome as well.

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Xena Episode Reviews: Season 2 Ep 7 Intimate Stranger

Season 2: Episode 7 Intimate Stranger. Added Sheryl-Lee's excellent review of this great episode. It's one of my all time favourites - love how Lucy becomes Hudson as Callisto and Hudson becomes Lucy as Xena. Two extremely talented actors...a joy to watch.

With the help of Ares (Kevin Smith) in the Underworld, Callisto (Hudson Leick) switches bodies with Xena (Lucy Lawless) and returns to the land of the living where the two women warriors battle once more, this time disguised as each other.

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