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Drive-In Dust Offs: An American Werewolf In London

4 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Werewolf film. A staple of the horror genre since Lon Chaney, Jr. got all out of sorts in The Wolf Man (1941), it’s popularity (like the moon itself) , has come and gone in cycles. Leading the pack in 1981, An American Werewolf in London showed the world that there was life in those old lycanthropes yet.

Released in August, An American Werewolf in London earned over 30 million in North America alone. It was a hit, and the reviews were generally favorable, especially in regards to the groundbreaking effects work by Rick Baker (he would go on to win the inaugural Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for this film – deservedly so).

Our tale goes like this: David (David Naughton - the Dr. Pepper guy from the TV commercials – ask your parents) and Jack (Griffin Dunne – After Hours), two Americans, are backpacking through the English countryside. They stop for a »

- Scott Drebit

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Makeup Virtuoso Rick Baker to Retire from Film Industry

5 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Beloved movie makeup artist and Oscar winner Rick Baker will be retiring soon. In an interview with 89.3 Kpcc's The Frame (via Slashfilm), Baker announced his upcoming exit from major work in the film industry and the auction of some of his various film creations from over the years. "I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now," Baker said. "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do." "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do," he added. "So I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don't think I will have a huge working studio anymore." Baker teamed up with The Prop Store to auction off »

- Cory Woodroof

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'Tron 3' Cancelled at Disney as 'Tomorrowland' Flops

5 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As quickly as Tron 3 (aka Tron: Ascension) popped up on the radar it's gone. In late March reports surfaced the Tron: Legacy follow-up would begin shooting in Vancouver from early October thru February, but now The Hollywood Reporter reports Disney has chosen not to move forward with a third installment in the sci-fi series. The decision comes following the lackluster performance of Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, which was budgeted at $190 million and opened to a meager $33 million last weekend. Add to that the recent disappointments such as The Lone Ranger and John Carter and Disney has struggled with big budget blockbusters as of late... at least those that weren't already established properties (i.e. Marvel) and/or live action fairy tale adaptations. Tron 3 was expected to move forward with Tron: Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski returning along with stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund and THR reports Jared Leto »

- Brad Brevet

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Star Wars convention ‘For the Love of the Force’ heading to Manchester this December

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Just two weeks before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, UK fans will be able to celebrate the epic space saga with ‘For the Love of the Force’, a Star Wars convention held at Bowlers Exhibition Centre between December 4th and December 6th.

In addition to guests such as Darth Vader himself, Dave Prowse, the convention will play host to several recreations of iconic sets such as the Mos Eisley Cantina, Yoda’s home on Dagobah, the Ewok village on Endor and Jabba’s Palace, complete with a full scale Jabba the Hutt prop. Also on show will be a full-size At-st Walker, the only one of its kind in the UK.

Star Wars is the biggest movie franchise of all time and has legions of fans of all ages,” states organiser Carl Whiteley. “This convention is for the fans and gives them the opportunity to meet their heroes face to face. »

- Gary Collinson

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King Kong or Star Wars: Which is the Father of the Modern Sci-Fi Blockbuster?

6 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 In his book ‘The Great Movies: Volume 2’, Roger Ebert wrote that “King Kong is the father of Jurassic Park, the Alien movies, and countless other stories where the heroes are terrified by skillful special effects”.  In volume 1, he wrote that “Star Wars was a technological watershed that influenced many of the movies that came after.” In this article, Cinelinx looks at an 82 year old monster movie and a 38 year old space opera, in order to determine which is the seminal film in the evolution of movies in regard to setting the path for the modern era.

Let’s start with King Kong. It’s been 10 years since the last film version of King Kong, which was directed by Peter Jackson. (Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit) There was a remake by Dino De Laurentis in 1976, and even a few Japanese Dai Kaiju Eiga versions of the giant ape in the 1960s, »

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Kyle Newman Talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chewie and Taylor Swift

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Now playing in select theaters and available OnDemand is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) action-comedy Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. JacksonJessica AlbaSophie TurnerThomas MannGabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. If you’ve been reading Collider for any length of time, you know Kyle Newman and I have a long history of talking about Star Wars (here’s my favorite debate where we discuss the prequels in the Soho house parking lot). So when I sat down with him at the Barely Lethal press day, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Everything we know so far about Star Wars Rogue One: The cast, plot and latest spoilers

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gareth Edwards's Star Wars anthology film Rogue One is about to go in front of cameras, making it the first spinoff outing in the new look franchise.

So, as Disney and Lucasfilm prepare to conjure up another adventure in a galaxy far, far away, we present everything you need to know about the upcoming Star Wars film.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will open in cinemas on December 16, 2016.

The man behind the camera is Hollywood hot property

Gareth Edwards made his name with the ultra-low budget Monsters in 2010 before directing last year's Godzilla, and now he's been tasked with launching the first Star Wars spinoff flick.

It's been a sharp career trajectory, but one that Edwards seems to be taking in his stride. He's previously cited George Lucas as one of his favourite filmmakers and his comments on the official press release announcing his hiring showed his geek cred. »

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Best of the Week: Andy Serkis's 'Star Wars' Character, 'Point Break' Remake Trailer and More

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The Important News We got our first look at and details on Andy Serkis's Star Wars: The Force Awakens character. Tilda Swinton is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Chris Pine is joining the DC Cinematic Universe. Dheepan and Rooney Mara were among the big winners at the Cannes Film Festival. Fox is rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. M. Night Shyamalan wants Unbreakable to continue as a TV series. Amy Schumer is making an action comedy with Paul Feig. Vincent D'Onofrio will play the villain in the CHiPs movie. George Miller's almost-made Justice League movie will be the subject of a documentary. Alicia Vikander may co-star in the next Bourne movie and Assassin's Creed. Joe Wright will direct Anne...

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Little Kids Dubbing The Star Wars 7 Trailer Is Too Adorable To Handle

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The latest trailer for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be awesome, and by this point got every frame committed to memory, but you probably wouldn.t describe it as adorable. At least not until you watch this video of small children dubbing all of the dialogue. Now it.s a whole different ball game. This video comes from Mashable, who apparently have their own stable of child voiceover actors to rerecord all of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects. It.s damn near impossible to watch this and not crack a giant smile as the kids recreate the beep boop beeps of R2-D2, the whoosh of a squadron of X-Wing Fighters soaring past, the pew pew pew of blasters firing, and Chewbacca.s signature Wookiee groan. Everything except the music. You may have noticed that things are definitely less ominous here, as these »

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Best Stories of the Week: Point Break, Doctor Strange, Jonny Quest, Andy Serkis in ‘Star Wars’ & More

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Did Memorial Day weekend throw you off enough that you missed some of the bigger entertainment stories this week? Well, don’t fret, because it’s time to take a look at the Best Stories of the Week. This week we’ve got updates on Gambit with Channing Tatum, Marvel’s developing Doctor Strange, an interview with Pete Docter […]

The post Best Stories of the Week: Point Break, Doctor Strange, Jonny Quest, Andy Serkis in ‘Star Wars’ & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Re-Viewed: Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior - Bigger, Bolder, Bloodier

23 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"You want to get out of here? You talk to me."

Following our look at the first Mad Max movie in the wake of Fury Road's frenzied rampage, our attention turns to its sequel. Just how could George Miller top such a scintillating and thrilling action movie that left so many noses bloodied and hearts broken? By making it a much bigger visual voyage for the audience and reversing the emotional journey for Mel Gibson's wounded hero.

The wastelands we encounter at the beginning show how the post-apocalyptic world has crumbled further since the end of Mad Max. The trees are now dead stumps sprouting from the barren earth, a lifeless look that Max Rockatansky tries to project from behind his embittered eyes. The trauma of losing his wife and child has caused him to shut off his own humanity and empathy, or at least try to, in a »

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The Snap: How and when to use new emojis

29 May 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A new batch of emojis is coming, and they're all very necessary: Why wouldn't you need to text a photo of an avocado or bacon or Prince?  In this episode of The Snap, we discuss the nominated new emojis and tell you what we'll be using them for. Check out all our episodes of The Snap below.  Ep. #48: Oh, Britney.  Ep. #47: How Robin Thicke ruined everything Ep. #46: The 5 Worst Disney Princesses Ep. #45: Why "RuPaul's Drag Race" is the only reality show that matters Ep. #44: Who Should (and Shouldn't) Win Oscars Ep. #43: The Many Charms of Kanye West Ep. #42: Why We Need a Missy Elliott Comeback Ep. #41: The Worst Oscar Snubs Ever Ep. #40: The Real Meanings Behind Emojis Ep. #39: The Problems with Your Favorite Christmas Movies Ep. #38: The Biggest Flaws in the Best Movies of 2014 Ep. #37: Why Madonna is »

- Louis Virtel

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Harrison Ford Flies Again

29 May 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Harrison Ford has returned to the skies!

Harrison Ford at the Santa Monica airport in a helicopter on May 28, 2015 (Pacific Coast News)

The 72-year-old "Star Wars: Force Awakens" actor flew for the first time since his March crash, on Thursday.

Photos: The Cast Of Star Wars: Then & Now

He was spotted at the Santa Monica Airport where he co-piloted his Bell 407 helicopter.

According to a People source, the actor was thrilled to be back in the air.

"Harrison was very, very happy to be back at the airport," a source ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

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Upfront 2015: Kids’ TV Ad Market Has Started To Move

29 May 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madison Avenue is moving more quickly than anticipated to ensure pitches for electronic toys and holiday movies get put in front of the consumers most likely to be interested in them – kids and teens.

The so-called “kids’ upfront,” when TV networks try to sell approximately $800 million in TV advertising for programming aimed at children and pre-teens, has begun to move in more robust fashion than might have been anticipated this year, according to ad buying executives and other people familiar with the tone of negotiations.

“The kids’ upfront is healthier than many people had expected,” said Jeff Lucas, who oversees all ad sales for Viacom, owner of Nickelodeon, in a brief interview. He declined to comment on how much inventory had been sold or the terms around any sales. Time Warner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang have moved “significant” inventory, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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- Brian Steinberg

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'The Human Centipede' Trilogy: In One End, Out the Other

29 May 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: IFC Midnight

Disclaimer: This essay contains Spoilers for all three Human Centipede films. Also, in order to accurately discuss the films mild descriptions of extremely graphic scenes exist within, so read at your own caution and have a wonderful day!

In 2009, the horror genre was in one of its many frequent transitions. The Saw franchise was wrapping up, Hostel Part 2 landed with a redundancy, and Paranormal Activity had taken the country by storm thus cementing the evolution from "torture porn," to the bloodless Blumhouse fare that is still being released monthly to this day. The 'gore hound' faction of the horror audience was settling back into the comfortable "been there done that" zone. It seemed as though the only way we would be able to spend our Friday nights looking at blood splatter on a wall was with casual reboots of franchises long past their prime such as »

- Bryan Baca

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Modern Theaters, Hit Local Movies Push Mexico Box Office to New Heights

29 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With more plush, modern theaters, as well as local producers catering to the crowd, Mexico is becoming an emerging powerhouse at the box office — and that’s good news for the U.S. studios.

In the first quarter of 2015, Mexico turnstiles registered a 15.2% rise over the same period in 2014, totaling some $65 million. A more important number is ticket sales, which rose 9%, to more than 89 million in the first three months of the year, with Hollywood hits “Furious 7,” “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” and “Cinderella” accounting for 25 million of those admissions.

The nation has proven to be a strong outlet for tentpoles. “Furious 7” leads Mexican wickets this year, with $48 million. But the week’s top draw, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is gaining fast, knocking on the 700 million peso mark ($46 million). And “Mad Max: Fury Road” sped out to just under $3 million in its first week, on sales of nearly 800,000 tickets. »

- James Young

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Lego Jurassic World Reveals New Trailer And Pre-Order Bonuses

29 May 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the vein of previous games like Lego Star Wars, Lego Batman and Lego Harry Potter, Lego Jurassic World promises to combine the family-friend aesthetic of the Lego universe with the hit Jurassic Park film franchise. The game’s previous trailer highlighted the three campaigns based upon the first three Jurassic Park films, and now a new trailer gives fans a glimpse of how the game will adapt the upcoming Jurassic World.

Seen in the footage here is the Jurassic World-themed campaign, as well as a look at the Jurassic World Creation Lab, where gamers will get the chance to create their own playable dinosaurs. The trailer also offers a first look at the Lego versions of the new Mosasaurus and Indominus Rex dinosaurs.

In addition to the trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment also revealed two pre-order bonuses for the game, which you can check out below:

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- Cody Smith

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Here's a First Look at Andy Serkis in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

29 May 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The first official image of Andy Serkis filming his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived online, revealing his part will be done entirely with motion-capture technology, a la his previous work in the Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes movies.  Remember these two? Yup, same guy. Serkis is pretty much the king of motion-capture technology.   The new image, via the Star Wars website, is part of a longer interview with famed photographer Annie...

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Watch: Mark Duplass and Jason Blum Talk Found Footage Horror 'Creep,' Hits VOD in June

29 May 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As busy as he is, multi-tasker Duplass ("The League," "Cyrus," "Your Sister's Sister") enjoys collaborating with young filmmakers--in this case recent Cal Arts grad Patrick Brice, whose thesis film "Maurice" played Rotterdam and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Doc at the Florida Film Festival. They co-wrote and filmed this found-footage two-hander off a ten-page outline. Instead of writing a long script, they skipped to the shooting phase, spending a few weeks at a remote cabin near Big Bear, California. Their first footage was "terrible," admits Duplass. And then they reshot. And reshot, "shooting as we go."  Obsessed with watching the odd behavior of real people, Duplass never forgot his own three-hour experience dealing with breaking down a loft bed that he was buying that was supposed to be unassembled: "This guy talked about his divorce, how 'Star Wars' »

- Anne Thompson

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Hollywood effects guru Rick Baker is retiring because of CGI

29 May 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of Hollywood's greatest special effects artists has retired, citing CGI as one of the reasons.

Rick Baker has been behind many classic moments and characters in films such as An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black and The Nutty Professor, but he has decided to end his career at the age of 64.

Speaking to California public radio station Kpcc, Baker said he will now consider consulting and design work, but decided not to "have a huge working studio any more". He also sold his creature shop in Glendale last year.

He added that his recent work on Angelina Jolie's Maleficent could have been done "in a garage", and that studios are now seeking more technology to replace traditional effects.

"I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast, »

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