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8 items from 2016


Kevin Bacon Comments on New Tremors TV Series

2 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late last year, news broke that Kevin Bacon was looking to return to Perfection as Valentine “Val” McKee in a new Tremors TV series. While we haven’t heard much about the series since then, Bacon recently spoke briefly with Collider about returning to the giant worm-ridden world of Tremors.

Speaking with Collider to promote the pilot episode of a new show, Bacon mentioned that the Tremors TV series is currently in development at Amazon and that they are awaiting a script draft from Andrew Miller, who is writing the project.

While four sequels and a short-lived Sci-Fi Channel series were released after the first film’s debut in 1990, Bacon is more focused on following the events of the original movie than those that followed it:

“They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. »

- Derek Anderson

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Beauty vs Beast: Send in the You-Know-Whats

1 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Howdy folks it's Jason from Mnpp here wishing everybody a candy-colored start to a candy-colored week - that's right, today marks the first day of International Clown Week, held every year right at the start of August, aka the best time to make that make-up run right off your face and give you the time honored "Creepy Clown Effect." But while (in a weird but total coincidence) I may have just started re-reading Stephen King's It this week I'm not going to make you think about Scary Clowns today - oh I know for some of you there is no other kind, but I'm going to try to temper that with Auterism because...

... hey remember that scene in Robert Altman's 1993 masterpiece Short Cuts where Claire (Anne Archer), a professional clown, and her husband Stuart (Fred Ward) get blasted at dinner with new friends Marion (Julianne Moore) and Ralph (Matthew Modine »

- JA

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Criterion Close-Up – Episode 43 – The Player

8 July 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Mark and Aaron welcome old friend, Doug McCambridge to talk about Robert Altman’s “Don’t call it a” comeback film. We touch on the opening tracking shot, what Altman is saying about Hollywood, and yes, we even go into the ending — or both of them. On top of that, we give some tidbits on how to be economical with the Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale.

About the film:

A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, »

- Aaron West

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From Cameron to Boll: Four Action-Horror Hybrids

27 June 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Any horror fan knows that for a lot of movies in the genre, it can be hard to sell non-enthusiasts on having the wits scared out of them. Thankfully, the genre covers so much ground and incorporates so much of the best of other kinds of film that it’s not hard to find something that can appeal to everyone while still satisfying those looking for scares. These are a few of the best movies that combine our favorite aspects of both action and horror.

Aliens

James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s tense and atmospheric 1979 thriller and put his own spin on it by applying his successful trademark Terminator-style action sensibilities. The result was an action-horror classic that holds up incredibly well today and remains wildly influential across pop culture. Aliens introduced the concept of the space marine as we know it today and paved the way for countless future science-fiction franchises. »

- Jerry Smith

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The Player

30 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Tremors TV Show Is a 10 Episode Miniseries Says Kevin Bacon

12 May 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in November, news broke that a new TV series is being developed based on the 1990 cult classic Tremors, with Kevin Bacon in the lead. He starred in the original as monster hunter Valentine McKee, and is coming back to both star in and executive produce the continuation of this popular horror franchise. Unfortunately, we haven't heard anything further about this TV series since then. Thankfully, Kevin Bacon revealed today that the project is still very much in development. It is being planned as a 10-episode mini-series. Unfortunately, we don't know much else at this point.

Kevin Bacon himself shared the news today during a video Q&A session on his Twitter page, where he was asked by a fan if he'd actually consider making another Tremors movie. Sadly, the actor doesn't shed any light on the story, or when the series may air, but it seems the miniseries is still in active development. »

- MovieWeb

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Guy Hamilton, James Bond Director, Passes Away at 93

21 April 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guy Hamilton, who directed four James Bond movies including the 1964 classic Goldfinger, passed away earlier today at the age of 93. The filmmaker died on the Spanish island of Majorca where he lived. No details about the cause of death were given at this time, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates as soon as they come in.

Guy Hamilton was born September 16, 1922 in Paris, France, and he got his start in the film business in the late 1940s. He served as director Carol Reed's assistant for five years, before becoming an assistant director on his 1949 classic film The Third Man. He also served as an assistant director on The Angel With the Trumpet, The Great Manhunt, Outcast of the Islands and the John Huston classic The African Queen, before making his directorial debut in 1951 with The Ringer.

He went on to direct An Inspector Calls, »

- MovieWeb

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BFI Review – The Player (1992)

23 March 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Player, 1992.

Directed by Robert Altman.

Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Vincent D’Onofrio and Richard E. Grant.

Synopsis:

A Hollywood executive is delivered a death threat and seeks to track down the screenwriter who sent it…

Hail Caesar! received a considerable amount of praise in the last few weeks but, alas, I was no fan. As part of the Nfts ‘Passport to Cinema’ season at the BFI, thankfully Robert Altman’s The Player was screened and it easily surpassed my limited appreciation of Hail, Caesar! Both films are tinsel town tales of crime, intrigue and the corrupt business of show business. The Player, starring Tim Robbins as Hollywood exec Griffin Mill, has a list of cameos longer than Zoolander 2 and yet remains a thought-provoking dramedy that only becomes more relevant with age. In twenty years, when studios embrace (opposed to »

- Simon Columb

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