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4 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

> Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-'50s, when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, an enjoyable (if a »

- Andre Soares

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Icons of Fright Interview with Crush The Skull’s Co-writer/Star Chris Dinh and Co-writer/Director Viet Nguyen!!

4 hours ago | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Viet Nguyen’s Crush The Skull absolutely crushed us (see what I did there?) during its La Film Festival screening. The horror/comedy hybrid works so well on both levels, and is one of the most original films that genre fans can see (when it comes out). We thought it would be nice to have a chat with the Nguyen and Chris Dinh (co-writer/star of the film), so you fright fanatics can get excited for this truly exciting film.

Easily one of the most entertaining films in years, when this one hits, it’ll take off, I can feel it. Hold me to that statement.

So Crush The Skull was a short film first if I’m not mistaken, right?

Viet: It was a short film that we shot in 2009. We were trying to write a script together, and we were watching a lot of horror movies to do some research. »

- Jerry Smith

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News Bits: Hellboy, Mission, Tiger, Mario

12 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hellboy 3

A few weeks ago actor Ron Perlman spoke about the possibility of a third film in Guillermo del Toro's supernatural action series "Hellboy," a film that would essentially close off the series. It seemed highly unlikely, but Perlman attempted to rally support for the project on social media.

A new Instagram posting today from him suggests it may have worked, the actor posting a photo of Hellboy and saying: "Lurking… Waiting… And then, poof… One more Roman numeral after the name… As if by magic."

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Paramount Pictures and Skydance today announced that five minutes of "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" will debut exclusively in IMAX cinemas one month prior to its theatrical release. The sneak peek at the highly anticipated summer film will play on 363 IMAX screens in front of "Terminator Genisys" in North America. [Source: Paramount]

The White Tiger

Producer Mark Ordesky ("The Lord of the Rings »

- Garth Franklin

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Comic-Con 2015: Scream Factory Announces ‘Inside Look’ Panel

24 June 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to getting their Blu-ray horror and sci-fi fix from Shout! Factory's booth #4118 at this year's Comic-Con, fans can also experience exciting future Scream Factory title announcements at the "Inside Look" panel taking place Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm in Room 24Abc:

Press Release: "Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2015 with a dynamic line-up sure to delight pop culture enthusiasts of all ages. Shout! Factory is a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and its Comic-Con offerings, which span its popular Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™ brands, are sure to please devoted fans of popular home entertainment properties, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. This year, Shout! Factory unveils an exciting panel event, new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusives and engaging booth activities. Fans and attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory »

- Derek Anderson

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15 Actors Who Nailed Motion Capture Performances

23 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

It’s officially summer movie season, meaning over-the-top action sequences, mind-blowing special effects, and 3D magic will dominate theaters over the next few months. With flicks including “Jurassic World,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “San Andreas” already roaring through the box office, one thing is for sure: CGI is better than ever. As digital animation grows more advanced each year, big-time filmmakers like James Cameron and Jj Abrams are embracing the (relatively) new form of acting known as motion capture performance. Made most popular by “King of Mo-Cap” Andy Serkis in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, motion capture is becoming an integral tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal and an exciting new challenge for the actors involved. Do you know who’s behind your favorite digital performances? Here are 15 amazing performers and the animated characters they created. Andy Serkis (Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings,” Captain Haddock in “The Adventures of Tintin, »

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What Inside Out Was Almost About

21 June 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As it exists, director Pete Docter.s Inside Out tells a beautiful and emotional story about a change that occurs in all of us as we grow older, but what you may not know is that the plot didn.t always revolve around the Amy Poehler-voiced Joy and the Phyllis Smith-voiced Sadness trying to find their way back to headquarters. In fact, there was almost a point where the film actually had Joy out on a mission that would have had movie-goers likely making quick comparisons to The Lord of the Rings. A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with Pete Docter to talk about his latest film, and one of my earliest questions was about early versions of the plot. Animated movies famously go through a lot of building-up and tearing-down in their story phases, with the finished product looking »

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Julia Stiles returning for Bourne 5 alongside Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass

21 June 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Julia Stiles has signed on to return alongside Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for the upcoming fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise, reprising her role as CIA operative Nicky Parsons from the first three movies.

Damon and Stiles are set to be joined by Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the cast of Bourne 5, while the site also reports that Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) has been offered the role of the assassin tracking Jason Bourne, although his participation is yet to be confirmed.

Bourne 5 is set for release on July 29th, 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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Julia Stiles Set To Return For Bourne 5; Viggo Mortensen Eyed For Villain

19 June 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It looks like Matt Damon (The Martian) and Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) won't be the only familiar faces returning for Bourne 5. Deadline is reporting that Julia Stiles (Dexter) has closed a deal to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons in Universal's next Bourne adventure. Stiles is the only cast member, outside of Damon, to appear in all three of the original Bourne trilogy films. Her character, Nicky, started out as a Treadstone technician before becoming one of Jason Bourne's most trusted allies/potential love interest throughout the course of the trilogy. Additionally, we may also have some news on who Jason Bourne may be going up against when he returns to the big screen in 2016. Jeff Sneider of The Wrap is reporting that Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings) has been offered the lead villain role. This latest news comes a few weeks after Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) was »

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From Netflix to full immersion: how the future of cinema lies in our handhelds

18 June 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

While epics like The Lord of the Rings will always belong on the big screen, producers and directors are increasingly tailoring their output to online viewers – even allowing them to direct their own ‘experience’

Related: Should Hollywood be afraid of the march of Netflix?

Every year, stats show that young people are shunning the box office in favour of online viewing as streaming, legal and illegal, continues to grow in popularity. For now, films are distributed in cinemas as well as on demand, but there have been howls of consternation from some directors, who argue their movies weren’t designed to be watched on an iPhone. Indeed, going to the multiplex is so different from the experience of watching on a smaller screen, that at some point we can probably expect a splintering of the industry, where films are made either for the cinema or for other mediums.

Related: The »

- Fred Wagner

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From Netflix to full immersion: how the future of cinema lies in our handhelds

18 June 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

While epics like The Lord of the Rings will always belong on the big screen, producers and directors are increasingly tailoring their output to online viewers – even allowing them to direct their own ‘experience’

Related: Should Hollywood be afraid of the march of Netflix?

Every year, stats show that young people are shunning the box office in favour of online viewing as streaming, legal and illegal, continues to grow in popularity. For now, films are distributed in cinemas as well as on demand, but there have been howls of consternation from some directors, who argue their movies weren’t designed to be watched on an iPhone. Indeed, going to the multiplex is so different from the experience of watching on a smaller screen, that at some point we can probably expect a splintering of the industry, where films are made either for the cinema or for other mediums.

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- Fred Wagner

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‘Looking for Group’ #3- More Mischief and Mayhem

17 June 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Looking For Group #3

Written by Ryan Sohmer

Art by Lar DeSouza

Colors by Ed Ryzowski

Layout by Aurelie Martin

Published by Dynamite

Ryan Sohmer’s and Lar DeSouza’s brilliantly entertaining comic detailing the adventures of a hastily thrown together group of adventurers continues in issue #3 of Looking for Group. While there is a quest and a large cast of characters, this book has more in common with a late night pick up group in an Mmorpg than it does The Lord of the Rings – and this is a good thing. There are plenty of little nods and homages to both the Mmorpg genre and its pencil-and-paper originators ,such as Dungeons & Dragons. For example, in this issue,  a slightly befuddled beholder makes an appearance simply to utter a prophecy then wander off to drool in a corner. Mix moments like that with Richard’s antics – and he is the epitome »

- Merriell Moyer

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Johnny Depp Remembers Christopher Lee: "As Noble and Gallant as He Was Wise"

15 June 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Johnny Depp, who shared the screen with Christopher Lee in five films directed by Tim Burton, remembers the late actor as “hypnotic and commanding, as noble and gallant as he was wise.” Lee, who died June 7 in London at age 93, made his mark as Dracula in a series of Hammer Films beginning with 1958’s Dracula and going on to such signature roles as the evil wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies and the light-saber-wielding Count Dooku in Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III:

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- Gregg Kilday

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Jurassic World Takes Over Podcast ⌗223

15 June 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The lads are back for another round of movie banter, and this week they’re quite enamoured with a certain movie about a certain dinosaur theme park. They do manga to talk about other things, including saying good by to the legend that is Christopher Lee. All this, and  Tom’s Trivia Three – Tom pulls trivia about Big Trouble in Little China, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and Men in Black from the trivia fryer.   Reviews – Let Us Prey and Jurassic World A critically acclaimed screen actor quotes lines from movies he hasn’t starred in – This week, our acclaimed actor takes on Jurassic Park. News – Jurassic World makes all the money, we say farewell to Christopher Lee, and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur could be in a lot of trouble. Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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After Christopher Lee, Another Nonagenarian British Actor Has Died: Oscar Nominee Moody

12 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody in 'Oliver!' movie. Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' actor nominated for an Oscar dead at 91 (Note: This Ron Moody article is currently being revised.) Two well-regarded, nonagenarian British performers have died in the last few days: 93-year-old Christopher Lee (June 7, '15), best known for his many portrayals of Dracula and assorted movie villains and weirdos, from the title role in The Mummy to Dr. Catheter in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. 91-year-old Ron Moody (yesterday, June 11), among whose infrequent film appearances was the role of Fagin, the grotesque adult leader of a gang of boy petty thieves, in the 1968 Best Picture Academy Award-winning musical Oliver!, which also earned him a Best Actor nomination. Having been featured in nearly 200 movies and, most importantly, having had his mainstream appeal resurrected by way of the villainous Saruman in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies (and various associated merchandising, »

- Andre Soares

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Christopher Lee Dead at 93

12 June 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Christopher Lee, who is best known for "The Lord of the Rings," "Dracula" and "The Curse of Frankenstein," has died at the age of 93. He passed away after being admitted to a London hospital for respiratory problems and heart failure. Lee was born May 27th, 1922. As a young man, he served in the Royal Air Force as an intelligence officer during World War II. After the war, he turned to acting on the advice of his cousin (the Italian ambassador to Britain). For years, Lee had bit roles in dozens of films by legendary directors like Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Huston. He got his big break in 1957 when he played the monster in "The Curse of Frankenstein." That led to the titular role in 1958's "Dracula." Lee continued to star as the vampire in several more movies, and became a horror movie icon. Later in his career, he starred »

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Peter Jackson penned a lovely farewell to Sir Christopher Lee

11 June 2015 7:39 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This morning we learned that a giant of cinema was no longer with us; Sir Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. Lee had appeared in countless films, including five of the six films in Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth saga. Lee was a long-time fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth books and when he heard that "The Lord of The Rings" was going to... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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David Edelstein on Christopher Lee: ‘The Last Living Horror Icon’

11 June 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Christopher Lee — Sir Christopher in his final years — was the last living horror icon in the mode of Lon Chaney Sr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Lee’s frequent co-star, Peter Cushing, and it was an association with which he only reluctantly made his peace. His Count Dracula in the 1958 Horror of Dracula (British title: Dracula) remains an indelible portrait, alternately totemlike and bestial, with a penchant for nuzzling his buxom female victims before savagely sinking his fangs into their throats, and it made him an international star — but in the sorts of films he always longed to escape. In interviews, he took every opportunity to quote artists on his versatility, among them Billy Wilder (for whom he appeared as Mycroft in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) and his The Lord of the Rings antagonist Sir Ian McKellen, who reportedly said that Lee’s avoidance »

- David Edelstein

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Christopher Lee 1922-2015: BFI pays tribute to horror icon's "unforgettable legacy"

11 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The British Film Institute has paid tribute to the "unforgettable legacy" of movie icon Sir Christopher Lee.

The iconic Dracula star - who received a BFI Fellowship in 2013 - has passed away at the age of 93 in London after suffering heart failure.

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The BFI is now joining Lee's fans, friends and co-stars the world over in paying tribute to the star, whose career stretched all the way back to the 1940s.

Amanda Nevill of the BFI said today (June 11): "Sir Christopher Lee, a BFI Fellow, was a distinctive and enduring presence in British and international cinema for almost 70 years. He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy of film and television performance.

"His contribution to cinema history spans such films as the definitive Dracula for Hammer Films through Billy Wilder »

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Set Fire To The Stars – The Review

11 June 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Dane Marti

“Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.”

Sometimes it’s wonderful to write film reviews. Some folks enjoy tearing a film to shreds. Me? I love praising first-rate films and Set Fire To The Stars is definitely one of them: Based on events concerning the brilliant poet Dylan Thomas and his wild and revelatory misadventures while visiting America, I was easily enthralled and taken back to the nineteen fifties. However, as visually beautiful as the movie is, the film stays focused on two main characters: powerful acting.

Elijah Wood is John Malcolm Brinnin, an academic and poet who was instrumental in bringing the legendary poet to the United States. He is quite good, erasing, for the time being, his iconic performance as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings films. »

- Movie Geeks

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Prolific British actor Sir Christopher Lee dies at age 93

11 June 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga, has died at age 93.

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, including memorable roles as the wicked wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the evil Count Dooku in two of George LucasStar Wars prequels. But for many he will forever be known as the vampire Count Dracula in a slew of "Hammer Horror" movies - the gory, gothic thrillers churned out by the British studio in the 1950s and 1960s that became hugely popular.

He railed against the typecasting, however, and ultimately the sheer number and range of his roles - from Sherlock Holmes to the founder of Pakistan - secured his place in film history.

"I didn't have dreams of being a romantic leading man," Lee told The Associated Press in 2002. "But I »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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