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Review: "The Conqueror" (1956) Starring John Wayne And Susan Hayward; Universal Vault DVD Release

15 October 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Doug Oswald

Released as a burn-to-order DVD from the Universal Vault Series, some may be quick to add that they should have kept “The Conqueror” in the vault. The movie is notorious for being one of the worst movies in Hollywood history. Much has been written about how terrible this movie is so I’m going to avoid jumping on that bandwagon. After all, calling this movie bad is like calling out water for being wet.

The movie is also a part of a conspiracy theory of sorts because many of the cast and crew died from cancer and some have connected those cancer deaths to the location filming in St. George Utah which was the stand-in for the Gobi Desert. St. George is downwind from where the above ground nuclear testing occurred in Nevada. Indeed, many involved with this movie did succumb to cancer including lifetime smoker John Wayne »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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19 ambitious movies that didn't go to plan

30 May 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Jan 30, 2017

Sometimes, the best of intentions don't always lead to the best movie. Here are 19 films where everything didn't quite go to plan...

As Alan Parker said ‘no one sets out to make a bad film’. Yet in spite of good intentions, sometimes a project doesn't quite go to plan. We're going to look at a bunch of movies here that aren't always well liked, and give a flavour of the problems the beset them. 

So, in no particular order, here are twenty of the films that have ever been made, which are considered by at least one sentient being to be bad. That's not the interesting thing about them....

Robin Hood (2010)

Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris had written a spec script with a twist on the Robin Hood legend: the Sheriff of Nottingham was the hero, a sort of medieval forensic investigator, and Robin was the bad guy. »

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Today in Movie Culture: J.J. Abrams Fixes More Franchises, Presidential Nominees as Best Picture Nominees and More

22 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Characters in Real Life: Deadpool exists on the edges of the movie world and the real world, and he (via actor Ryan Reynolds) offered up a Nsfw response to a petition to get the character to host Saturday Night Live:   Filmmaker Parody of the Day: J.J. Abrams has already repaired the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises. Now he's on to The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Saw and more:   Vintage Image of the Day: John Wayne looks upon a geiger counter on the set of The Conqueror, which opened 60 years ago today. The film was shot on a nuclear test site, which is said to be the blame for the deaths of Wayne and much of the rest of the cast and...

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John Oliver Slams Hollywood’s Whitewashing Practices

22 February 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sunday night’s episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” took aim at Hollywood’s whitewashing epidemic — one week before the 88th Academy Awards.

The scathing, four-minute segment — titled “How Is This Still a Thing?” — highlighted a disturbing practice as old as the industry itself: casting white actors to play non-white characters. While this year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which came to light when the Academy nominated only white actors in the four acting categories for the second year in a row, focused on the lack of recognition and the lack of opportunities for people of color, the “Last Week” segment suggests that the roles are out there, they’re just played by white actors.

“That’s right — Jake Gyllenhaal, a white American with a Swedish last name, was cast to play the ‘Prince of Persia’ from, you know, Persia,” said a voiceover. “And he’s far from alone. Just last year, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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John Oliver Slams Hollywood’s Whitewashing Practices

22 February 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sunday night’s episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” took aim at Hollywood’s whitewashing epidemic — one week before the 88th Academy Awards.

The scathing, four-minute segment — titled “How Is This Still a Thing?” — highlighted a disturbing practice as old as the industry itself: casting white actors to play non-white characters. While this year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which came to light when the Academy nominated only white actors in the four acting categories for the second year in a row, focused on the lack of recognition and the lack of opportunities for people of color, the “Last Week” segment suggests that the roles are out there, they’re just played by white actors.

“That’s right — Jake Gyllenhaal, a white American with a Swedish last name, was cast to play the ‘Prince of Persia’ from, you know, Persia,” said a voiceover. “And he’s far from alone. Just last year, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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