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Founded on the iffy premise, raised here by Nicolas Winding Refn, that the combination of a cult book plus a cult director would have equaled a bigger-than-“Star Wars” worldwide sci-fi sensation, “Jodorowsky’s Dune” indulges one of film history’s more entertaining “what if” stories. Before David Lynch spectacularly botched a bigscreen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” Alejandro Jodorowsky, cinema’s shaman of psychedelia, had a spectacular go at the job. Nearly 40 years later, first-time director Frank Pavich attempts to re-create that vision (in our imaginations, at least). Expect fanboys to flip and minds to be blown over the highly entertaining result.
The year was 1974. After almost singlehandedly inventing the midnight-movie phenomenon with “El Topo,” Jodorowsky had scored a second hit — in France, at least — with his massive head trip, “The Holy Mountain,” prompting producer Michel Seydoux to encourage whatever project the director might want to do next. »
- Peter Debruge
With J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, we recently landed an exclusive phone interview with Damon Lindelof. During the interview, the Into Darkness screenwriter/producer talked about making the sequel, the length of the first cut, deleted scenes, how the beginning of the film changed during the editing process, whether an extended cut of Into Darkness will be on the Blu-ray, when a third film could possibly get made, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say. Question: What have the last few days been like for you? This is a hardcore press junket. Damon Lindelof: First off, when you’re a writer and you’re a producer, traditionally the junkets are really focused on the beautiful people and nobody wants to talk to you. But I think when you get involved in this type of sci-fi legend, whether »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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This weekend, Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters and the common consensus among reviewers seems to be that Jj Abrams' adaptation of the beloved series is even better this time around. The thing we're most excited about, of course, is Zoe Saldana's return as a young Nyota Uhura. Apparently Saldana's role is much bigger this time around, which means the Star Trek sequel is a can't miss for us!
Of course, lesbian and bisexual women are not strangers to the world of science fiction. In fact, we often find better representation in the fantasy realm than in any other genre. And even when we don't find queer women to swoon over, we find powerful women to root for. »
Director: Justin Lin; Screenwriter: Chris Morgan; Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Gina Carano; Running time: 130 mins; Certificate: 12A
The sixth film in a franchise built ostensibly on tough guys driving fast cars has no right to be this exhilarating. A winning combination of audacious set pieces, outrageous stunts, brawny banter and plot twists, Fast & Furious 6 unleashes more than just an incongruous ampersand, blowing its predecessors out of the water on every count.
Those who sat through the end credits of Fast Five will already know the setup – Michelle Rodriguez's character Letty is alive and scowling despite her apparent demise in the fourth movie. This propels Dwayne Johnson's wisecracking Security Service agent Luke Hobbs to entice former adversaries Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and his crew to head to London in order to tackle a nefarious gang »
With all the discussion created around the most disappointing films of all time, I thought it was time to delve into a regular discussion on the topic. If I learned anything from the first two articles [see here and here], it's that people have a very different idea about what constitutes 'disappointment'. For me, disappointment is a film not just living up to expectations, but ultimately failing to deliver on its promise.
So much of that promise is wrapped up in potential. Most of the films that made the two previous lists were sequels to properties and franchises that had achieved something special. When they tried to replicate that success, the results were anything but. Lofty expectations are the precusor to crushing dissapoinment. When a film has been elevated to such a height that its flaming descent »
- Flickering Myth
At the beginning of the year I composed my list of my Most Anticipated Films of 2013. Not a single frame of the film or even a poster had been released yet, but that didn’t stop Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming film from catapulting itself to the top of my list at the number #2 spot. This of course stems from my adoration for his brilliant previous film Children of Men. It should come as no surprise then that after finally seeing the new explosive trailer for the film that I’m even more confident in its place on my list. The trailer is equal parts beautiful, startling, and downright terrifying. Ridley Scott’s Alien introduced audiences to the idea “that in space no one can hear you scream.” Well, that iconic phrase is made all the more real while watching this first teaser. Gravity stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and »
- Michael Haffner
Director Ridley Scott returns to the darkest, most Alien corner of the universe for this long-awaited prequel to his sci-fi masterpiece. On a mission to reveal the origins of mankind, the crew of the research ship Prometheus - including scientist Noomi Rapace, corporate overseer Charlize Theron, captain Idris Elba and android Michael Fassbender - voyage to a planet at the edge of the cosmos. But while their discoveries offer the ultimate answers, it soon becomes a question of who will survive. »
A year has passed, and another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone! Last year Tfw expanded dramatically with a much larger location to become the Southwest's premier horror con. This year they proved that isn't going to change anytime soon.
This con is so hot that guests have begun just showing up without an invite. Veteran character actor Glenn Morshower ("Millennium", The Crazies 2010) popped up on Friday and was set up in the lobby until Saturday, when a table was located for him in the main room. He was swamped all weekend so it's a good thing he came!
The focus of the con (which ran May 3rd-5th) was originally "The Walking Dead," but with a few cancellations (almost all replaced with other guests, some from "Twd"), the star of the Weekend became Danny "Machete" Trejo, who was mobbed every time he was at his table. The presence »
- Mr. Dark
News Aaron Birch 9 May 2013 - 07:24
Legendary director, John Carpenter, has expressed his enthusiasm for a Dead Space movie...
Talking to Game Informer, John Carpenter has clearly stated that he'd greatly welcome the chance to work on a movie adaptation of Electronic Arts' Dead Space, a license that isn't all that far removed from his own cult classic, The Thing.
When asked about the Dead Space series, Carpenter said, "The first game was more - I guess it was like Alien - but not quite. It was a little different than that.
"I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something's on board. »
Here's today's latest casting news: Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney's live-action Cinderella feature, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four) has landed the lead role in Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright (Grabbers) and starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). Gary Cole (Office Space), Veronica Cartwright (Alien) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) have joined the cast of The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Addison Timlin (Derailed). Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. From a Disney press release: Richard Madden Cast in Disney’s Cinderella Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Cinderella. As previously announced, the film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, stars Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and features »
- Dave Trumbore
The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake will begin filming this month and we have three more names to add to the cast list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) will appear in the movie, along with previously announced actors Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.
As we reported recently, the story will “center on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught and in 2013, he comes back.”
Addison Timlin will star in the movie as a young woman who is the target of a masked killer. Veronica Cartwright will play the grandmother of Timlin’s character, and Travis Tope is playing one of her friends from school. Gary Cole is taking on the role of a deputy who is searching for the killer, while Joshua Leonard will play the »
- Jonathan James
Three horror vets join Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's remake of the 1976 slasher film The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The film is based on the true story of a serial killer that stalked a small Texas town in 1946. At least five people were killed and the perpetrator was never caught. Addison Timlin (Derailed, Zero Hour) has already been cast as the headliner. Joining her are Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard.
Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother, who raises her after her parents are killed in a car accident. In a career spanning over 50 years, Cartwright has had many roles in genre films, including The Birds, Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Candyman: Farewell to Flesh.
- Alyse Wax
The Town That Dreaded Sundown redo is about to roll cameras soon and The Hollywood Reporter says Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshusa Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) are joining the cast. They'll join Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.
In this redo, Timlin plays a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
According to the site, Cartwright will play the grandmother to Timlin's character (who lost her parents to an accident). Cole and Leonard are police deputies.
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Veronica Cartwright ("Alien"), Gary Cole ("Talladega Nights") and Joshua Leonard ("The Blair Witch Project") have joined the cast of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's horror thriller remake "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" at MGM.
The story centers on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught, and in 2013, he comes back.
Addison Timlin stars in the lead role. Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother who is raising her after her parents die in a car accident.
Cole is a deputy doggedly pursuing the killer. Leonard will play the deputy assigned to protect Timlin and her grandmother.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Veronica Cartwright, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963’s The Birds, as well as Alien and Invasion of the Body Snatchers has joined the cast of MGM’s The Town That Dreaded Sundown, alongside Gary Cole and The Blair Witch Project‘s Joshua Leonard, pictured above, says Heat Vision Tuesday evening. Addison Timlin is leading in the horror... Read More »
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special will reportedly not feature any stars from the 'classic series'.
Christopher Eccleston - who appeared as the Ninth Doctor in 2005 - was approached to appear in the special, but ultimately declined to take part.
"All of us want to do it, just for the fans - because that's what they want," he explained. "But we've heard nothing - Tom Baker's heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann… none of us have heard anything."
Tony Awards 2013 ‘Hollywood Snubs’ (photo: Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) [See previous post: "Tony Awards 2013: Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks Nominated."] Among the movie celebrities who could have been nominated but weren’t, are The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Benjamin Walker for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (made into a 1958 movie directed by Richard Brooks, and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman); and two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) for The Heiress (in the role that earned Olivia de Havilland an Oscar). Here are a few more: Alien and Avatar‘s Sigourney Weaver for Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike; Bette Midler for John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, about the powerful Hollywood agent whose clients ranged from Barbra Streisand to Tatum O’Neal; and Paul Rudd (Prince Avalanche) and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) for Grace. (See also Tony »
- Andre Soares
Tony Award 2013 nominations: Broadway-Hollywood connections include Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Bette Midler (photo: Sigourney Weaver in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike) The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced tomorrow, April 30. Among this year’s potential Tony nominees are a number of film-related performers, ranging from Academy Award nominees and winners such as Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Chastain to The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson, Our Idiot Brother and Dinner for Schmucks‘ Paul Rudd, and Tom Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) may be up for a Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. Ephron, who died last year, directed Hanks in two of his biggest box-office hits: Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998), both co-starring Meg Ryan. Another potential Best Actor nominee is David Hyde Pierce (Nixon, Down with Love) for »
- Andre Soares
Review Simon Brew 27 Apr 2013 - 19:13
Here's our spoiler-filled review of Doctor Who series 7, Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis. Or: nerd-bait in Who form...
This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.
Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis
"Salvage of a lifetime?"
"I feel pretty confident I can deliver on that"
We were promised, back at the launch for the second half of Doctor Who series 7, that Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis would deliver on its title. That it would take us deep into the throes of the Doctor's vessel, and wouldn't cheat us by quickly building some stuff in a warehouse and passing it off as the Tardis. You'd be hard pushed to say, on that count at least, that we'd been let down.
Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis, after all, gave us the best tour of the craft that we've »
You may have already heard about TheHorrorDome.com, a one-stop-shopping superstore based in New York specializing in horror props for just about any budget. Their original work has been seen on The Tonight Show and Mythbusters, at Universal Studios Hollywood and other Halloween attractions. While the bulk of their clientèle are seeking high-quality Halloween props and costumes, the Dome's artists have fashioned some incredible full-size replicas of famous movie monsters for serious collectors. Fans with very deep pockets will need to cough up some major coin to own these massive and ultra-detailed pieces, but for those of us who don't have several thousand dollars lying around unspent, the site does offer some excellent images of their work. Today we focus on their movie werewolf-themed pieces, which include this colossal full-size statue (7.5 feet tall!) of an upright lycanthrope from Joe Dante's classic The Howling, built on a steel armature and »
- Gregory Burkart
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