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Buckley will play Danny, the younger brother of crime lord Dale Crowe (Michael Rapaport) and a romantic knife-wielding sociopath. [Source: Examiner]
The story deals with the wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American media mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson) who uses his influence to control his family. [Source: Deadline]
Grainger Hines ("Hell On Wheels") has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's ten-part series "The Knick" on Cinemax Clive Owen leads the cast in the story of New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in the year 1900.
Hines will play Captain August Robertson, a self-made shipping magnate and the hospital's benefactor who keeps »
- Garth Franklin
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "At the Maple Grove" Tweetable Logline: A night club preps a final show, a director suffers a health scare & creativity bleeds to life in this debut feature by a writer from Heroes Elevator Pitch: A story about a renowned night club as it preps for what might be its final show, interwoven with the experience of a young director who suffers a health scare, and how his creativity bleeds into reality when he begins to infuse his life, his relationships and his friends into the film he wants to make. Inspired by Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz” and Fellini’s “8 ½” with their personal and fantastical takes on the creative process, »
With San Diego Comic Con now in full swing, it goes without saying that there will be an explosion of geek-related news coming out over the next few days. So much news in fact that it is virtually impossible to stay on top of it all. We’re not there, but we are keeping close tabs. With that in mind, Hey You Geeks is here to create a daily aggregate of some of the best news coming from the Con with daily recaps covering the movies, comics, TV shows and videogames making waves on the Pacific Coast. Speaking of the Pacific Coast (segue!), you can hear even more Comic Con speculation alongside our review of Pacific Rim on this week’s episode of the Hey You Geeks Podcast.
Thursday was the start of Sdcc, so here is a brief rundown of some of the coolest headlines from day one.
- Tony Nunes
Dennis Burkley, a character actor known for his brawny roles as truckers, bikers and rednecks, along with a stint as the voice of Principal Moss on Fox’s “King of the Hill,” died in his sleep in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Sunday. He was 67.
Burkley was born in Van Nuys, Calif. but grew up in a small town outside of Dallas, where he picked up his Southern charm. Standing at 6 foot 3 inches, he often wore a scruffy beard and a Southern accent in his character roles, beginning his acting career in the early 1970s that included more than 130 film and TV credits.
After attending high school, he received his master’s in theater at Texas Christian U. in Fort Worth and then headed back to Los Angeles.
- Michelle Salemi
Dennis Burkley, a character actor whose heavyset build and equally heavy Southern accent made him a memorable standout in a variety of roles in movies and on TV, has died of a heart attack at 67. Burkley made his movie debut in the 1973 grindhouse horror thriller Bummer, then landed smaller roles in Bob Rafelson’s Stay Hungry (1976), Heroes (1977), and Laserblast (1978), as well as a slew of guest spots on TV series, often playing redneck toughs. For a few months in 1980 and 1981, he had a steady job playing sidekick to Redd Foxx on Sanford, a »
Today is the 25th anniversary of "Die Hard," a movie that forever changed the landscape of American action filmmaking. Director John McTiernan brought in European sensibilities and fluid camera movements that were unheard of at the time, adding an artistic edge and much-needed stylistic flourishes to a genre largely defined by hulking he-men and an almost complete lack of aesthetic embroidery (seriously — look at other action movies from 1988 and try not to fall asleep). It was as much a game changer as "Avatar," but never heralded as such; instead it was quietly acknowledged as an admirable achievement while its artistic merits went largely unheralded.
In honor of the film's anniversary, we thought we'd run down ten things that you probably don't know about "Die Hard," a movie whose legendary status was recently cemented when an entire wall of the Fox lot was painted up to resemble the sequence where Bruce Willis »
- Drew Taylor
Summit have just four months left on the clock before Ender’s Game hits theatres, bringing with it the potential to launch a huge new franchise for the studio at the end of this year.
Last month, we saw a very impressive first teaser trailer, which gave us a look at some of the immense graphics we can look forward to from the blockbuster, along with introducing us to some of the key characters. Summit will no doubt be bringing us a massive campaign for Ender’s Game in the months to come, and they’ve now released three new propaganda posters to set the mood.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff »
- Kenji Lloyd
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, Arrow, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go! and more...
And so, after an absence of seven years, Superman returned to the big screen yesterday with the release of Zack Snyder's hotly-anticipated reboot Man of Steel, and despite a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Henry Cavill-headlined superhero epic is soaring at the box office. Man of Steel pulled in a mighty $21 million in the States on Thursday night (more than the midnight openings for The Avengers and The Dark Knight) and an estimated $45 million by close of play on Friday, »
- Flickering Myth
by Ryan Rigley
"Man of Steel" may only be a few days away, but for us it feels like an eternity. Last week, we sat down with director Zack Snyder and discussed a few "Justice League" Easter eggs that may or may not be popping up in "Man of Steel."
With the immense success of "Marvel's the Avengers" over at Marvel Studios, DC and Warner Bros. have been pretty hard-pressed as of late to assemble their answer to Earth's Mightiest Heroes: a "Justice League" movie. It's been said that "Man of Steel" could be the first step in a new wave of DC films all taking place in the same universe, with the exception of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy. That being said, here's a list of some potential "Justice League" Easter eggs to keep an eye out for.
Zack Snyder has previously hinted that Wayne »
- Splash Page Team
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine out Thursday, there's extensive coverage on the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. In conversations with director Zack Snyder a few details were revealed about the confrontation between Superman and the forces of General Zod that takes place in Smallville, Kansas. "It's a Western face-off. [Zod and Faora and the rest of the Kryptonian invasion] care very little for Smallville's iconographic status. We're being really hard on the town: this battle needed to be dangerous." Highlights Shooting the battle took nine days. The mayor of Plano, Illinois (which served as Smallville) makes a cameo. The town gets absolutely devastated. The battle is the first major conflict in the film. Keep your eyes peeled for what's described as an 'oh-my-god' cameo from someone playing a bank teller. Related Content: Other Heroes Can Inhabit The World Of Man Of Steel Says WB Film President Still Plenty Of Secrets In Man Of Steel Says Screenwriter »
10 items from 2013
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