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From Swashbucklers to Supermen: A Brief History of Action-Movie Heroes

4 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise Mvp and the summer's best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA director refers to the film's relentless hero as "the living manifestation of destiny." As a government official talking about an unpredictable agent, the line is patently (if knowingly) ridiculous. As Alec Baldwin talking about Tom Cruise, the dialogue sounds right on the money. That phrase could be dropped into the first sentence of his biography and nobody would think twice.

When the superstar first stepped »

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Video of the Day: Watch how the original and remake of ‘Insomnia’ differ from each other

30 August 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the course of movie history, numerous films have been remade in other languages. Hollywood has been no exception to this rule, with perhaps 1960’s The Magnificent Seven standing as the most notable example of a remake, bringing Akira Kurosawa’s classic The Seven Samurai to a new audience, with David Fincher’s 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo proving that the trend is still alive and well.

Remakes, however, come in all forms, from devoted redoings to loose interpretations by filmmakers who put their own unique stamp on the material. The latter category includes the 2002 film Insomnia, which was directed by Christopher Nolan. The latter’s third film, and his last before taking on the Dark Knight trilogy, was an adaptation of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1997 film of the same name, with Alaska stepping in for Norway, and Al Pacino stepping in for Stellan Skarsgård. Now a video has »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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9 things you need to know about trailblazing TV series The Man from Uncle

11 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Man from Uncle review: A fizzy antidote to 007

Suave spy caper The Man From Uncle opens this week, revamping the cult '60s TV series and bringing it to the big screen for the first time in nearly 50 years. If you've never seen the original show or its eight movie spin-offs, here's your handy guide to get you up to speed...

1. The Man From Uncle was created by James Bond's Ian Fleming... sort of

The original idea to make a television series about a suave, sophisticated spy who travelled the world fighting villainy came from producer Norman Felton. He was interested in presenting each episode from the point of view of an innocent person - say, a housewife or a farmer - who find themselves drawn into an adventure beyond their wildest dreams.

In 1962, Felton pitched the idea to none other than James Bond creator Ian Fleming; based not »

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10 Upcoming Sequels And Reboots That Will Destroy Your Faith In Cinema

7 August 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Columbia Pictures

According to William Goldman, who won Oscars for writing Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and All The President’s Men, there are three types of movies: those that aspire to quality and succeed, those that aspire to quality and fail, and those that were never meant to be any good at all.

The last group, Goldman claims, comprises “movies for which the pulse was either totally or primarily financial: rip-offs, spin-offs, sequels etc.” In other words, most of today’s pictures are about as creative and well intentioned as Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

Executives that talk about rebooting this or reimagining that sound like Eskimos describing snow, using multiple words to describe the same thing. In the end, they only require two – ‘cash’ and ‘grab’.

There have, of course, always been sequels and remakes, and the world would be a poorer place without »

- Ian Watson

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Sony's The Dark Tower Will Face Off Against The Power Rangers Reboot

6 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Movies studios are always looking for vacant weeks for their films. Without competition, obviously, these films have a better chance of making millions of dollars. Studios have even gone to great lengths to move the release dates of their films so that they.re not competing with another project. But Columbia and Lionsgate Films have forgone tradition and gallantly decided to go head to head, as The Dark Tower and Power Rangers, respectively, are both now going to be released on January 13th, 2017. But that.s not the only big money movie that.s due to come out that exact same day. Because Columbia Pictures, according to Box Office Mojo, have also scheduled The Magnificent Seven for a January 13th, 2017, release date, too. Take that with a grain of salt, as IMDb still has a 2016 release date on Seven. But basically, that means that on the second Friday of 2017, you »

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Sony set release dates for 16 new films

5 August 2015 11:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sony Pictures has set release dates for 16 new films. The best news that we can see from the list is that there are two Bad Boys sequels amongst them – one for release in 2017, and the fourth film in the series in 2019.

On the list is a potential reboot of Jumanji , the sixth movie in the Resident Evil franchise that we spoke of yesterday, and a street date for a Barbie movie, which we believe is being written by Juno scribe Diablo Cody.

Here’s the full list of movies, along with their Us release dates.

No future Bond on this list, thought Sony will probably announce that in good time ahead of a sure-thing, the 25th adventure in the 007 franchise, and potentially a final bow for star Daniel Craig.

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows – 6/24/16

Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*

Patient Zero – 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16*

Underworld 5 – 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

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- Paul Heath

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The Dark Tower, Bad Boys 3 & 4 And Resident Evil 6 On Sony Pictures 2016 And 2017 Slates

5 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment today unveiled release dates for 16 films for the studio’s 2016 and 2017 slates.

The additions compose a diverse, globally oriented mix of films, including new films with franchise potential (The Dark Tower, Uncharted, Patient Zero), established franchises (Bad Boys 3 and 4, Resident Evil, Underworld), adaptations of strong and beloved source material (The Magnificent Seven, Jumanji, Barbie), and daring original films (Passengers, Money Monster, The Shallows, Baby Driver, The Lamb).

These films join numerous projects already on the studio’s slate, including Ghostbusters (which moves up one week to 7/15/16), the next Spider-Man film (7/28/17), The Equalizer 2 (9/29/17), Dan Brown’s Inferno (10/14/16), Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (11/11/16), and the animated Spider-Man film masterminded by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (7/20/18.)

The full list of films and their release dates added to the slate includes:

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows – 6/24/16

Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*

Patient Zero – 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16*

Underworld 5 – 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

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- Michelle McCue

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Sony Sets Release Dates for Uncharted, Dark Tower, Bad Boys Sequels, and More!

5 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Sony Pictures just announced a Slew of upcoming release dates for their upcoming film slate, including new dates for the long-gestating Uncharted and Dark Tower adaptations, along with a Jumanji reboot, Two Bad Boys sequels, and lots more.  Come inside to check it all out!

Going to be entirely honest here...I was Not expecting Sony Pictures would announce release dates for 16 films on their upcoming 2016 and 2017 slate.  Yet, here we are!  This isn't exactly unprecedented, as many major studios reveal their big list of release dates in one fell swoop, but I think the films listed are what's most interesting.  I'll let you look at the list first, then we'll talk about them. 

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows - 6/24/16

Ghostbusters - 7/15/16 

Patient Zero - 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven - 9/23/16

Underworld 5 - 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

Baby Driver – 3/17/17

Barbie – 6/2/17

Uncharted – 6/30/17 

The Lamb – 12/8/17

Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

What's most interesting »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Sony Dates "Bad Boys 3 & 4," "Dark Tower"

5 August 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures has confirmed its release slate through 2017, announcing several fresh dates that confirm rumored projects in development including two further "Bad Boys" films, the first instalment in the adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" fantasy saga, the fifth "Underworld," the final "Resident Evil," the "Uncharted" film adaptation, a "Jumanji" reboot and more. Here's the full slate:

April 8th 2016 - "Money Monster"

June 24th 2016 - "The Shallows"

July 15th 2016 - "Ghostbusters"

September 2nd 2016 - "Patient Zero"

September 23rd 2016 - "The Magnificent Seven"

October 21st 2016 - "Underworld 5"

December 21st 2016 - "Passengers"

December 25th 2016 - "Jumanji"

January 13th 2017 - "The Dark Tower"

January 27th 2017 - "Resident Evil 6"

Februaary 17th 2017 - "Bad Boys 3"

March 17th 2017 - "Baby Driver"

June 2nd 2017 - "Barbie"

June 30th 2017 - "Uncharted"

December 8th 2017 - "The Lamb"

July 3rd 2019 - "Bad Boys 4"

Source: Variety »

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James Horner Secretly Composed ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Score Before He Died

21 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last month brought the tragic and surprising news that Oscar-winning composer James Horner had died in a plane crash at 61 years old. It was certainly a crushing blow to the world of cinema that had been so touched by his incredible scores for films such as Titanic, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens, Field of […]

The post James Horner Secretly Composed ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Score Before He Died appeared first on /Film. »

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Adam Sandler discusses The Ridiculous 6 controversy

20 July 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Speaking to The Associated Press (via The Hollywood Reporter), Adam Sandler has addressed the controversy on the set of his latest film, The Ridiculous 6, which is the comedian’s first venture with Netflix.

At the premiere of his new film Pixels, Sandler was asked about the Native American actors who walked off the set of Ridiculous 6 in April due to the offensive content of the film to their culture. Some actors were reportedly upset over the names of some of the characters, as well as a scene where a Native American woman smokes a peace pipe while urinating.

“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler said over the weekend, while also saying the film was “100 percent pro-American Indian”.

The Ridiculous Six is a spoof-comedy which pokes fun at the Western genre, including the classic The Magnificent Seven.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Adam Sandler Calls ‘Ridiculous 6’ Native American Controversy a ‘Misunderstanding’

19 July 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Sandler wants to set the record straight about his Netflix comedy “The Ridiculous 6,” which saw several Native American actors storm off the set earlier this year. “It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out, it will be cleared up,” Sandler told The Associated Press Saturday at the premiere of his new movie “Pixels.” “Ridiculous 6” spoofs Westerns and takes its name from the classic “The Magnificent Seven.” But not everyone is laughing. Also Read: Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous Six' Producer Tells Native American Actors to Leave Set 'If You Are Overly Sensitive' (Video) As TheWrap previously reported, »

- Anita Bennett

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Adam Sandler on 'Ridiculous 6' Controversy: 'Just a Misunderstanding'

19 July 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Three months after Native American extras stormed off the set of Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous 6 over what they considered culturally offensive humor, the actor has commented on the controversy. At the red carpet premiere for Sandler's new movie Pixels, he was asked about the incident and whether the Western comedy stereotyped Native American culture. "It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out, it will be cleared up," Sandler told The Associated Press.

"I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there »

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Adam Sandler: ‘Ridiculous Six’ Racism Controversy Was ‘Just a Misunderstanding’

19 July 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler is finally addressing the controversy that surrounded his Netflix project “The Ridiculous Six” after about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the movie in April.

The actors complained of racist jokes against Native Americans, but, finally speaking on the issue at the premiere of his upcoming movie “Pixels,” Sandler said he wasn’t trying to offend anyone.

“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler told the Associated Press.

The comedian also called “Ridiculous Six” a “pro-Indian” movie.

“I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there and let them know that the intention of the movie is 100% to just make a funny movie,” he told ScreenCrush. “It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and about their family and just being good people. There’s no mocking of American »

- Alex Stedman

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Adam Sandler on 'Ridiculous Six' Tension With Native American Actors: "Just a Misunderstanding"

19 July 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Adam Sandler feels that when audiences finally see his upcoming Netflix comedy, The Ridiculous Six, they will realize he wasn't trying to offend anyone. The spoof takes its name from the western classic The Magnificent Seven and pokes fun at the genre. But not everyone found it funny. Read More Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous Six': Makeup Pros Darkening Actors' Skin to Make Them Appear Native American, Says Source Earlier this year, a group of Native American actors walked off the New Mexico film set over complaints that content in the film was offensive to their culture. The actors objected over the vile names

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James Coburn: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

14 July 2015 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I interviewed James Coburn in late 1998 for the cover story of the February 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. I had grown up watching Coburn on the late show, but also seeing him on the big screen, first-run. Meeting him was a thrill as he entered the living room of his manager, the late Hilly Elkins', home in Beverly Hills. Coburn was elegant, charming and had the grace of a cat. The only thing that revealed the health problems that had nearly done him in were his gnarled hands, the result of severe arthritis. We spoke about his role in Paul Schrader's newest film, "Affliction," which would earn him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. Later, as I walked Coburn to his Acura Nsx sport coupe, he bid me a warm farewell.

Several months later, I encountered him again at The Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica. I went up »

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Week in Review: Theater chains reduce release window before VOD

10 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every year the movies seem to be dying. The writing is on the wall with attendance numbers and box office receipts and the Golden Age of TV. Will people still go to the movies if they can now watch high quality, HD programming from their own home?

Theater chains themselves have been reluctant to give in to Netflix and VOD, but at the risk of being made obsolete entirely, two chains are doing an experiment suggesting they may be willing to play ball. THR reported this week that Paramount, AMC Theaters, and Cineplex have struck a deal regarding two of their upcoming films, the new Paranormal Activity movie, and Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, both October releases. Traditionally, movies are not available on VOD or digital release until three to four months after their initial run in theaters is over, which can be anywhere from a month to six weeks for genre movies. »

- Brian Welk

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Netflix Dates Beasts Of No Nation And Others In First Feature Film Slate

7 July 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the modern phenomenon of binge-watching and bringing Oscar-caliber actors to the small screen, Netflix is now setting its sights on feature programming. Today, the streaming giant has firmed up plans to release its first sequence of theatrical-quality pics, including Beasts of No Nation and The Ridiculous Six.

Beasts of No Nation, directed by True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga, will be released on Netflix and in select theaters on October 16. The award-tipped drama focuses on a child soldier (Abraham Attah) stolen away from his family and recruited into a civil war effort under the brutal tutelage of a warlord (Idris Elba). Its day-and-date theatrical and streaming bow will qualify the pic for Oscar attention, which had been a worry after the major theater chains boycotted the film over concerns that Netflix wasn’t honoring the typical route for theatrical releases.

Next up will be »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Westworld

4 July 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a kid, you can’t be picky where you find your fix of sci-fi and horror. Sometimes it’s the big screen, but often (for me, anyway) it was that living room landmark, television. I remember being seven and watching a Western where a couple of guys are on vacation at a resort where you can be a cowboy and have gunfights with androids (Sci-Fi, sweet!). And then…bad things start to happen. The androids break down, and now they’re killing the guests (ooh, Horror!). My head reeled from this magical swirl, a mesh of circuitry and chaos. Welcome to Westworld (1973), and its parent resort, Delos. Their slogan: Have we got a vacation for you.

This was a pretty good year for Sci-Fi. Soylent Green made a splash (“It’s Peeoople!!!”), the latest installment in the Apes franchise, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and Woody Allen »

- Scott Drebit

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