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Matthew McConaughey Quotes That Will Change Your Life, Man

29 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

-Courtney Enlow

Here’s the thing about Matthew McConaughey: he’s the most fascinating man alive. He loves bongos, weed, and nudity. He hates deodorant and basic hygiene.

He sells cars but sells you no bull. He’s some kind of magical hippie drifter who just showed up in our lives to make everything better and prettier (but not necessarily more good-smelling) and we should be thankful every single day for that.

So, let’s look back on the greatest life lessons McConaughey ever gave us.

On love and Lange:

“I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and ‘going’ with this girl, is this true love? At the damn time it sure was! You don’t discredit that. King Kong with Jessica Lange? One of my favorite movies. When I was eight years old watchin’ that movie, I cried when they took King Kong and wouldn’t let »

- VH1

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Godzilla Writer Max Borenstein Will Script Godzilla 2

19 September 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Legendary Pictures has hired screenwriter Max Borenstein to write Godzilla 2 for director Gareth Edwards. Borenstein wrote the first film, as well as Legendary's upcoming King Kong movie Skull Island, which Tom Hiddleston was recently cast in. He also wrote the Jeff Bridges fantasy thriller Seventh Son for the studio as well. Legendary Pictures obviously likes the guy's work.

Legendary and Warner Bros were hoping that the relaunch of the Godzilla franchise would be a success for them. The first movie made $524 million worldwide, and you can bet that they will keep pumping out sequel after sequel as long as it still brings in the cash. I really liked the first movie, and as long as they keep creating quality films I'll keep watching them. 

Edwards will start working on the Godzilla sequel after he's finished with the Star Wars project he's working on with Lucasfilm and Disney. Legendary set »

- Joey Paur

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Steven Spielberg Turns to Godzilla Writer for Minority Report TV Series

21 August 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 movie Minority Report, and it has been revealed today that he has turned to Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein to work on the show.

For those of you who may not remember, the popular and well-received sci-fi movie (which was based on one of Philip K. Dick’s stories) focused on the head of a special “PreCrime” police unit which used three “precogs” in order to identify and arrest murderers before they even committed the crime.

This twist was that the lead would have to go on the run (he was after all played by Tom Cruise) when the psychics seemingly discovered that he was one of the future murderers he takes down.

The small screen version will presumably focus on the ongoing crimes investigated by Minority Report’s Precrime Unit – how it connects to the movie isn’t clear at »

- Josh Wilding

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‘Rapture’ Review (Masters of Cinema)

4 August 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Patricia Gozzi, Dean Stockwell, Melvyn Douglas, Gunnel Lindblom, Leslie Sands, Murray Evans, Sylvia Kay, Peter Sallis, Ellen Pollock | Written by Stanley Mann | Directed by John Guillermin

John Guillermin, the London-born director of the classic disaster film The Towering Inferno directed this moving drama set in France called Rapture in 1965. I am familiar with some of Guillermin’s catalogue, from the aforementioned Towering Inferno to his ’76 version of King Kong to his 60’s war film The Blue Max. I hadn’t seen this though, so it was a treat to see that Masters of Cinema, Eureka’s brilliant line of classic titles, was putting a new version of the film out.

The first thing that struck me upon watching the film was the cinematography. It is just beautiful, and with the new transfer it looks even better than I can imagine it did when it was released those many years ago. »

- Chris Cummings

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Jessica Lange Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

30 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The actress who went from reclining in King Kong’s hand to creeping us out on American Horror Story, picking up a pair of Oscars along the way, will be feted this fall by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Organizers said today that Jessica Lange will receive the ninth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film during a black-tie gala on November 16 in Santa Barbara. Presenters will be revealed in the coming months. Here’s the release: Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s ninth annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film will be presented […] »

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Trailer Trashin’: Marvel’s Mutants are Attacked in X-Men: Days of Future Past

3 April 2014 10:36 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Happy April, dear readers! The snow is almost entirely gone, the weather is warming up, and we can go outside without putting on coats. Best of all, this Friday finally sees the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and by all accounts it’s awesome. And fittingly, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ examines another of this year’s movies based on Marvel ComicsX-Men: Days of Future Past.

Premise: The X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of their species across two different time periods. Following the events of X-Men: First Class, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) has disbanded the X-Men, and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is continuing his war against humanity. In a dystopian future, Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), and the surviving members of the modern-day X-Men decide to change the past by sending Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back through time to inhabit his younger body »

- Timothy Monforton

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ComicMix Quick Picks: April 2, 2014

2 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

A Wednesday Window Closing Wrap-Up™ for y’all. Here we go:

So, what did we miss yesterday in Internet April Fool wackiness? Bleeding Cool has a roundup. How does Seth Meyers really spend his late nights? Reading comics on Comixology, apparently. Coming soon to BBC America: The Real History of Science Fiction. I’ll believe it when I see it. Speaking of science fiction history, The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game from Infocom has found its way online. You still have: no tea. But don’t panic. With con season starting up again, Allison Types has compiled a list of Comic Book Industry Pro Tips. Recommended. If you’re a parent, here are 8 Reasons To Let Your Kids Read Comics. Take that, Dr. Wertham! Mystery novelists are now doing crossovers. Just wait till Nick Fury shows up at the end to recruit them. And finally, Lorenzo Semple Jr., »

- Glenn Hauman

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R.I.P. Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (1923 - 2014)

29 March 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. - best known for his work as co-creator of the classic 1960s Batman television series - has passed away from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, California, aged 91. Born in New York City in 1923, Semple began his career in the 1950s, writing short stories and stage plays, including the comedy The Golden Fleecing which was produced for the screen by MGM as 1961's The Honeymoon Machine, starring Steve McQueen.

After moving to Hollywood, Semple collaborated with William Dozier on a pilot entitled Number One Son, which was ultimately shelved due to concerns about having an ethnic lead. However, he would reunite with Dozier in 1965 after being approached to write the pilot episode for a Batman TV series, and subsequently served as story editor on the resulting first season of the series, which proved to be a huge success, as well as the 1966 feature »

- Gary Collinson

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'Batman' TV series creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91

29 March 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 29: Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the screenplays of 'The Parallax View', 'Three Days of the Condor, and 'Never Say Never Again', has passed away. He was 91.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lorenzo Semple Jr.'s daughter - Emmy-nominated comedy writer Maria - revealed that the American screenwriter died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

Semple's name is associated with classics like 'Papillon', 'The Drowning Pool' and 'King Kong'.

Semple, who was hired by 'Batman' producer William Dozier to create the superhero show for 20th Century Fox Television and ABC, wrote only the. »

- Amith Ostwal

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Holy jumble! Where’s the hope of the world now? Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Dies at 91

28 March 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (1923-2014), legendary screenwriter of Batman: The Movie (1966), the Batman television series (1966-1968), Papillon (1973), The Parallax View (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), [the vastly underrated] King Kong (1976), Flash Gordon (1980), and Never Say Never Again (1983) passed away today from natural causes in his Los Angeles home. When any current filmmaker makes a movie that even has a hint of political intrigue or conspiracy, people almost always cite Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View as influences. It has become a bit of a shorthand, but it also speaks to the quality of those movies and how few movies since have lived up to the standard that Semple set. And while we live in a modern world in which our perception of Batman is largely defined by Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton, and Frank Miller, from 1966 to the mid-80s thoughts of Batman immediately went to the 1966 movie and television series. It »

- Matthew McKibben

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Lorenzo Semple, Jr., Creator of ‘Batman’ TV 60s, Dead at 91

28 March 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lorenzo Semple, Jr., who created the “Batman” television series that epitomized 1960s camp and went on to write a string of hit films that included “The Parallax View,” “Three Days of the Condor,” “King Kong” and “Never Say Never Again,” has died. He was 91. Semple's daughter, Maria Semple, told TheWrap he died Fridat morning. She has written for shows including “Saturday Night Live” and “Arrested Development” and authored the bestselling novel “Where'd You Go, Bernadette.” Her father kept his sense of humor until the end, telling the Writers Guild Foundation in an interview. »

- Tim Molloy

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Creator of TV’s ‘Batman’ Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dies at 91

28 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lorenzo Semple Jr., creator of the ’60s “Batman” TV series and scribe on thrillers “The Parallax View” and “Three Days of Condor,” died on Friday in his home in Los Angeles, according to reports. He had turned 91 on Thursday.

The screenwriter also had an extensive film writing career after leaving TV, including 1973′s Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman pic “Papillon,” 1975′s “The Drowning Pool” and Jessica Lange-starrer “King Kong.” (1976) Recently, Semple worked on a YouTube series called “Reel Geezers,” in which he and former studio exec Marcia Nasatir reviewed films.

Semple created “Batman,” starring Adam West as the Dark Knight and Burt Ward as Robin, in 1966, and it quickly became a hit. He also wrote the July 1966 “Batman” movie. Though he only wrote the first four episodes of the skein, he served as script or story consultant on the rest of the series.

“I think ‘Batman’ was the best thing I ever wrote, »

- Alex Stedman

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Creator of TV’s ‘Batman’ Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dies at 91

28 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lorenzo Semple Jr., creator of the ’60s “Batman” TV series and scribe on thrillers “The Parallax View” and “Three Days of Condor,” died on Friday in his home in Los Angeles, according to reports. He had turned 91 on Thursday.

The screenwriter also had an extensive film writing career after leaving TV, including 1973′s Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman pic “Papillon,” 1975′s “The Drowning Pool” and Jessica Lange-starrer “King Kong.” (1976) Recently, Semple worked on a YouTube series called “Reel Geezers,” in which he and former studio exec Marcia Nasatir reviewed films.

Semple created “Batman,” starring Adam West as the Dark Knight and Burt Ward as Robin, in 1966, and it quickly became a hit. He also wrote the July 1966 “Batman” movie. Though he only wrote the first four episodes of the skein, he served as script or story consultant on the rest of the series.

“I think ‘Batman’ was the best thing I ever wrote, »

- Alex Stedman

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Matthew McConaughey on ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: ‘Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career’

18 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It may not be to most actors’ tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.

“For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!” the actor says.

Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to reject big mainstream movies, ultimately in favor of gritty roles in independent films, represents a dramatic career shift –— and has garnered widespread recognition — for the 44-year-old Texas-born father of three.

His performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as the real-life Ron Woodroof, a homophobic good ol’ boy who became a health crusader after being diagnosed with AIDS, smuggling life-saving drugs into the U.S. for himself and fellow patients, has earned him top honors at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, and brought him his first Oscar nomination.

It is one of several complicated characters that McConaughey has boldly portrayed recently — from the hard-edged drifter in “Mud »

- Jenelle Riley

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