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Thunderbirds Are Go! voice cast interviews

29 March 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new voice cast of ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go!, starting on Saturday the 4th of April, tell us about the updated version of the show...

Returning to the small screen, just in time for its 50th anniversary, is the much-loved television series, Thunderbirds. Under the moniker of Thunderbirds Are Go!, the puppets have been replaced by computer-generated realisations of the original characters but the model and standing sets remain - courtesy of Weta in New Zealand (The Lord Of The Rings).

Den of Geek sat down with the voice cast who were all very enthusiastic and excited to see their work finally hit screens across the world. Taking part in the interviews were: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) who plays John Tracy; Rasmus Hardiker (Lead BalloonBlack Mirror), Alan and Scott Tracy; David Menkin, Virgil and Gordon Tracy; Sandra Dickinson (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), Grandma Tracy; Angel Coulby »

- louisamellor

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Academy Governors: Let's Go Back to Five Best Picture Nominees

24 March 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met Tuesday to debate various things, including the ideal number of Best Picture Oscar nominees. We will soon know if they stick with from five to ten or return to just five. The thing to remember is that six years ago, ten was a number that was designed to please Oscar broadcaster ABC by boosting Oscar ratings with more films appealing to a larger global demographic. It was about getting people to tune into an Oscars promoting not only the best art films ("The Hurt Locker," "The Artist," "Birdman") but Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," which did not make the Top Five, and Sandra Bullock vehicle, "The Blind Side," which slipped into the Top Ten. Truth is, movies like "Titanic" (1998 ratings topper) and "The Lord of the Rings" lure viewers, not Oscar hosts.  Having ten best picture Oscar candidates, »

- Anne Thompson

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Viggo Mortensen on having to decline The Hateful Eight role

24 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In less than nine months we’ll all get to see Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated new movie The Hateful Eight and in a recent interview with Grantland, The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen admits that he was once up for a role in the western but that he had to say no due to scheduling conflicts.

Mortensen – who had previously read alongside Harvey Keitel for a part in Tarantino’s inaugural feature film Reservoir Dogs – claims that he met with the director last year to begin negotiations but that it didn’t work out.

“Yeah, we did meet. … [Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year and do rehearsals before that, and I just couldn’t do that schedule-wise. That’s the only reason [I passed on the project],”

It was heavily rumoured last year that Tarantino was considering Mortensen for a lead role but this is the first time Viggo has spoken about it. »

- Gavin Logan

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Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen | Epic (final) Fantasy Mic Drop

23 March 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I remember reading a book, the first book I’d ever review online, called Meditations on Middle on Earth, which was collection of essays from the who’s who cast of  fantasy authors reflecting on The Lord of the Rings. When they read it, where they were, how it influenced them. Among them was Robin Hobb, who’d I also later interview, and she posed a question in her essay that was something to the effect of the thought of why even try (to write) something that has already been done at that level? I find myself, from the fan’s perspective, in a similar place. As a life long fan of epic fantasy, this guy, one Steven Erikson… he’s done it.

When I finished reading Steven Erikson’s The Crippled God I was hit with asoiafitis, that truly magical yearning of just having to go talk about what you just experienced. »

- Jay Tomio

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Viggo Mortensen on his The Hateful Eight regret

22 March 2015 11:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Promotional work on other movies led to Viggo Mortensen turning Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight down...

Quentin Tarantino is currently in the throes of his putting his new film, The Hateful Eight, together. The movie sees him follow up Oscar-winning Django Unchained with another western, and as always Tarantino has attracted quite the cast. Channing Tatum, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Jennifer Jason Leigh are all on board.

One man who isn't, though, is Viggo Mortsensen. The Lord Of The Rings star had been linked with the film, and in a new interview with Grantland, the actor admitted that he and Tarantino "did meet" about the project.

"All of last fall, I travelled non-stop", he said. "I was on a plane every two days to promote Jauja and Far From Men. I knew as a producer and an actor that I needed »

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Viggo Mortensen: 'I wish Tarantino's Hateful Eight had worked out'

22 March 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Viggo Mortensen has spoken about Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming western The Hateful Eight.

The Lord of the Rings actor revealed that although he dropped out of the film, he now "wishes it had worked out".

Mortensen auditioned for the film last year, but discussions between the actor and Tarantino broke down.

When asked by Grantland if he'd met with Tarantino, he said: "Yeah, we did meet."

He continued: "[Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year and do rehearsals before that, and I just couldn't do that schedule-wise. That's the only reason [I passed on the project].

"It would have been really, really fun to work with him. I think he's really smart and funny."

He added: "I wish [The Hateful Eight] would have worked out, but that's what I'm talking about: You either see these films through to the end or you don't."

Mortensen also revealed that he previously auditioned for Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs. »

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Why The Hobbit Fails Where The Lord of the Rings Succeeded

20 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy drew to a close last year, and with the final piece of the puzzle in place fans can look at the larger picture for the films.  Each film has divided fans, with some loving the adaptations and others loathing it.  Personally, The Hobbit never reached the same potential, nor impact, as The Lord of the Rings despite featuring a lot of similarities and arguably bigger set pieces.  Having thought on it for a while, I think I’ve figured out why Lord of the Rings worked where The Hobbit seemingly failed.  Come inside to check it out!

My disappointment in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy isn't exactly a secret, but you can believe me when I say that no one is more bummed about that than I am.  I was anxiously awaiting these films and the opportunity to return to Middle-earth, considering how »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The Future of Franchising: The Shared Universe

18 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pim Razenberg on the future of franchising…

Around the start of the new millennium a change occurred in Hollywood; a change that had been brewing for a while. The production of cinematic sequels to popular movies proved to warrant a strong outcome at the box office and studios were looking for ways to exploit their sequels in a more effective manner.

Without further warning, 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring broke all box office conventions. Due to their immense success, the concept of “media franchises” dawned on the world, giving new meaning to the business term “franchise”. Hollywood’s adaptation of the term – their substitution for the then more common term “(film) series” – indicated a fusion between media and merchandise aimed for longevity. Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings proved that producing movies and sequels »

- Gary Collinson

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Tribeca ’15: Stephen Colbert to interview George Lucas

18 March 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though Stephen Colbert has dropped his iconic “Stephen Colbert” persona, the nerd side of him we always saw on The Colbert Report isn’t an act. We’ve previously shared moments that demonstrate Colbert’s nerddom for The Lord of the Rings, but near the end of the show’s run he talked about why he’s the truly original Star Wars fan.

Now the bearded Colbert, in between hosting duties, will interview George Lucas at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Vanity Fair reported that Colbert will speak with Lucas about Star Wars and Indiana Jones as part of the Tribeca Talks series, which this year also includes Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, Cary Fukunaga, and Brad Bird.

Vanity Fair also pointed to a recent Lucas quote from CinemaBlend, in which Lucas stated that his ideas were not the ones used by Disney or J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII. »

- Brian Welk

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Production Begins On Mike Dougherty’s Krampus Starring Toni Collette & Adam Scott

12 March 2015 5:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography is set to begin on Legendary PicturesKrampus, a horror-comedy feature film that reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday.

This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The visual effects are from the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital.

Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures.

A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty),  Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (“Fargo“), David Koechner (Anchorman series), Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Lena Rais).

Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family »

- Michelle McCue

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'Krampus' Christmas Horror Comedy Begins Shooting

12 March 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography is set to begin on Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a horror-comedy feature film that reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday. This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty and stars a stellar ensemble cast, who are supported by the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital. Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures.

A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus features a stellar cast that includes Adam Scott, &#160Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), Emjay Anthony, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler. Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, »

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'Jungle Book' Begins Shooting with Director Andy Serkis

9 March 2015 6:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Blending live action and performance capture, the film features an impressive roster of stars, including Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

The actors performing the roles of the story's »

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Filming Begins on Andy Serkis’ The Jungle Book – Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett

9 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Andy Serkis

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Blending live action and performance capture, the film stars Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters »

- Michelle McCue

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White God Movie Review

6 March 2015 7:14 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

White God  (Fehér isten) Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Kornél Mundruczó Screenwriter:  Kata Weber, Viktoria Petranyi, Kornél Mundruczó Cast:  Zsófia Psotta, Sándór Zóstér, Lili MonoriSzabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Horváth, Luke, Body Screened at: Review 2, NYC,3/4/15 Opens:  March 27, 2015 The best political allegories—think George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” even J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”—must not only hit hard against its targets but even more important must be rattling good stories as well.  Kornél  Mundruczó’s “White God,” or “Fehér isten” in its original Hungarian, may be admitted to that company.  As political allegory, it preaches  [ Read More ]

The post White God Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Wes Anderson.s X-Men Movie Would Look Exactly Like This

4 March 2015 8:23 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Well, it.s no X-Men: Apocalypse or Deadpool or Gambit, but this.ll have to do until next year when the X-Men movie universe will give us all three of those films. In the same vein as previous Wes Anderson parody videos, like Andersonian versions of Point Break, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars: Episode 7, comes a new take on X-Men. What if the director of the Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel helmed one of these superhero films? It would look pretty much like this.   Patrick Willems filmed and edited a video that sees the Uncanny X-Men through a Wes Anderson filter, and the result is as whimsical as it might sound. The fact that Willems kinda looks like Anderson also doesn.t hurt his efforts.  Telling the tale of Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, receiving his letter of acceptance into the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngster, the »

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Trailer Trashin': Maori Martial Arts Action in The Dead Lands

3 March 2015 6:00 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Sorry for missing last week, dear readers, but I was so busy with work and other commitments that I had to let the column fall by the wayside. But I’m determined to not let that become a habit, and I’ve got something really cool for you this week. In this installment of Trailer Trashin’, I’m taking a look at the upcoming New Zealand action film The Dead Lands.

Premise: After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi (James Rolleston), the teenage son of a Maori chieftain, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by Wirepa (To Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare »

- Timothy Monforton

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TVLine Items: Garfunkel & Oates Axed, Originals' New Witch and More

3 March 2015 12:20 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s some news Garfunkel & Oates won’t be singing about: IFC has cancelled the comedy series after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The show centered around the personal and professional lives of female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), who performed satirical — and sometimes dirty — songs.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Heather Graham (Flowers In the Attic) will play the third wife of Eric McCormack’s character in Fox’s family dramedy pilot Studio City, »

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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Starts Production, Robert Rodriguez Directing Premiere Episode

2 March 2015 12:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They fought till dawn to survive season one, but even though certain characters on El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series were able to keep culebras from chomping their necks, they're still far from being safe in the upcoming 10-episode second season, which began production today and is slated for a late summer debut. It's been revealed that the season two premiere is being directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a list of familiar horror directors announced to helm other second season episodes starring the returning cast members whose characters managed to stay alive.

Press Release - "Austin, TX- March 2, 2015 -- El Rey Network and Miramax announced today the start of production on the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" in Austin, TX (home to Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios). Returning to the supernatural series are all leading cast members including Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’ makes for an intuitive and engaging journey

28 February 2015 7:35 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Starbreeze Studios

505 Games

PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Even in the grand annals of puzzle game history, some of the best games the genre has ever produced have only come about in recent years. The success of major hits like Portal and Portal 2 and deeply mature titles like Catherine have allowed for a sort of second coming in the puzzle genre, a cultural zeitgeist that allowed a game like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons to debut at the perfect time to hit it big.

Following two brothers (surprise!), Brothers focuses on the titular siblings journey to find a mythical cure for their ailing father. Together they leave the safety of their village to traverse the land, engaging in fantastical adventures in the process. Battling wolves in a forest, aiding lovelorn trolls, and hang-gliding through cliffs and mountains are only the beginning of the vast wonders that players will experience here. »

- Mike Worby

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