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'Van Helsing' screenwriter: Mad Max was our inspiration for the character's new iteration

18 July 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not much is yet known about Universal’s Marvel Cinematic Universe-style Monster reboots, which have been racking up quite the cadre of A-list stars over the last several months. While shooting on The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella is already complete and two of the other installments -- The Wolf Man and another untitled monster project -- have been given release dates, there are a total of six other films in the series that remain in some phase of development.  One of those developing projects is Van Helsing, which is being scripted by Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts and will serve as a big-screen vehicle for the eponymous monster-hunter who has been portrayed in various incarnations by Peter Cushing (Hammer’s Dracula series), Laurence Olivier (1979’s Dracula), Anthony Hopkins (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Christopher Plummer (Dracula 2000) and Hugh Jackman, who embodied the character in Stephen Sommers' »

- Chris Eggertsen

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McTiernan Slams "Mad Max," Superhero Films

12 July 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the late 1980s to early 1990s, filmmaker John McTiernan unleashed a trio of films in a row that are still considered formative films of the Hollywood action genre - primal but smart blockbusters which changed how those kind of movies were made.

Those films were "Predator," "Die Hard" and "The Hunt For Red October". McTiernan has had a few success stories since then, most notably "Die Hard with a Vengeance" and his "The Thomas Crown Affair" remake, but otherwise has yet to be able to recapture that elusive spark - making headlines more for legal woes than anything in recent years.

Even so, McTiernan remains an Academy member with strong opinions and has unleashed those opinions in a new interview with Premiere (via The Playlist) where he offers both the superhero genre and George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" some harsh words. Though he says he likes the first "Mad Max, »

- Garth Franklin

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Amazon Prime Day Deals: 18 Great Films And Television Shows To Buy Right Now

12 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it, a bevy of deals for your entertainment-loving heart. In order to plow through the massive list of deals being offered to Amazon Prime members — it is called Amazon Prime Day for a reason — we’ve narrowed down some of the many offerings for 18 tried and tested IndieWire favorites, spanning both film and television, available with some very special streaming deals today only. Take a look, and start saving now.

Edge of Tomorrow” ($0.99, 80% off)

In a summer full of lousy Hollywood fare, go back to 2014 and re-experience Doug Liman’s brilliant sci-fi romp. Written by master screenwriter Chris McQuarrie, “Edge of Tomorrow” pushes Tom Cruise to rock bottom and kills him off in the first 10 minutes. And then does it again, and again and a few dozen more times. Consider it a video game movie that doesn’t need video game source material to make it work, »

- Russell Goldman and Sarah Colvin

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Mel Gibson Shows No Mercy in ‘Blood Father’ Trailer

7 July 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you’re looking to mess with anyone close to Mel Gibson’s character in his new film “Blood Father,” you’re going to have to deal with him first.

Directed by Jean-François Richet, the film stars Gibson as John Link, an ex-convict tattoo artist who’s estranged daughter suddenly reenters his life — but not for breezy reasons.

His daughter, played by Erin Moriarty, hasn’t seen her father in years, but suddenly stumbles back in to his life when a drug cartel — helmed by Diego Luna — is hunting her down for murder.

Set in an almost post-apocalyptic desert setting, reminiscent of Gibson’s 1979 action-thriller “Mad Max,” Gibson will fight to the death to protect his daughter. The film also stars William H. Macy, Michael Parks and is penned by Peter Craig.

Coming five years after his attempt to redirect his acting career with Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver,” and after several public blunders, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Blood Father’ New Trailer & Poster: Mel Gibson Will Do Anything To Save His Estranged Daughter

7 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blood Father” follows John Link (Mel Gibson), an ex-convict and recovering alcoholic who runs a tattoo parlor out of his dusty trailer on the outskirts of Los Angeles. When his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty) shows up out of the blue on the lam after a drug deal gone bad, Link is forced to protect her when a roving drug cartel comes after her with everything they’ve got. The film also features William H. Macy (“Fargo”), Elisabeth Röhm (“Angel”), Diego Luna (“Y tu mamá también”), Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), Dale Dickey (“Winter;s Bone”), and more. Watch the new trailer for the film below and check out a new poster as well.

Read More: Cannes Review: Mel Gibson is Officially a B-Movie Star With ‘Blood Father

Mel Gibson is best known for his roles as renegade cop Martin Riggs in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and »

- Vikram Murthi

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Iconic Movie & TV Cars Get ‘Mad Max’ Makeovers in Scott Park’s Adorably Deadly Illustrations

6 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a lot to love about George Miller’s Best Picture nominated action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road. Every facet of the film is impressive, but undoubtedly one of the coolest elements of the film are the post-apocalyptic vehicles that all the characters right around in. There are classic hot rods turned into fast-moving tanks, semi-trucks […]

The post Iconic Movie & TV Cars Get ‘Mad Max’ Makeovers in Scott Park’s Adorably Deadly Illustrations appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mad Max: Fury Road Black and White Version Is Finally Getting Released

5 July 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Leading up to the release of Mad Max: Fury Road last May, director George Miller revealed that he planned on including his black & white cut on the Blu-ray and DVD, but that never happened. As it turns out, this version is apparently included in an upcoming Blu-ray set dubbed the High Octane Collection, which includes all four Mad Max movies along with a "Black and Chrome" version of Mad Max: Fury Road. However, it seems this may not be available everywhere when it's released this fall.

Empire noticed a pre-order link for this High Octane Collection on Amazon Germany, which will be released on September 29 in that country. In the product description for this six-disc collection it's revealed that the "Black and Chrome" edition will be "the surreal black-and-white film version of Fury Road." The runtime for this edition will be 120 minutes the same as the theatrical cut. Here's what »

- MovieWeb

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ ‘Black & Chrome’ Cut Gets German Release

5 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over a year after it hit theaters, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has kept its grip on the hearts and minds of moviegoers everywhere. It grabbed a half-dozen Oscars, a Best Picture nomination, $378 million at the worldwide box office, and countless “Witness Me!” and “Mediocre!” internet memes. Now the long-awaited “Black-and-Chrome” director’s cut that director George Miller has been promising for months will finally arrive on Blu-ray. Film blog Refocused Media discovered a page on Amazon Germany for a soon-to-be released box set called “Mad Max: The High Octane Collection.” The six-disc set contains all four “Mad Max” films, »

- Jeremy Fuster

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15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years

4 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Subverting the Unexpected

At the end of the 20th century, Bobcat Goldthwait’s legacy read like a cheap joke: He was a screaming comedian from the eighties best known as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise who once tried at his hand at directing a movie (“Shakes the Clown”). Those achievements barely skimmed the surface of Goldthwait’s ability, as the ensuing years made clear, when Goldthwait completely transformed his career into one of the most provocative American filmmakers working today. With the microbudget “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (aka “Stay”), Goldthwait showed his potential to funnel taboo subject matters into oddly touching, relatable human dramas, a proclivity he kicked up to a whole new level with the subversive black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” which features Robin Williams in one of his all-time great roles.

Goldthwait has kept innovating, with each new movie offering a fresh perspective on the naive assumptions »

- Indiewire Staff

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Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Black And White Cut Via High Octane Collection

30 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

George Miller teased it, the fans quickly demanded it and now, thanks to the High Octane Collection, Mad Max: Fury Road will finally get its long-rumored Blu-ray cut.

That’s according to a listing by Amazon Germany – as relayed by Empire – confirming that said bundle will include Fury Road Black and Chrome, a “surreal black-and-white version of Fury Road” that clocks in at the same length (120 minutes) as its theatrical brethren.

Comprising all four mainline Mad Max movies with hours upon hours of bonus material to boot, the High Octane Collection looks set to be the definitive version of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic franchise, and fans will be able to enjoy Max’s defining journey as the Road Warrior all the way Beyond Thunderdome across a total of six Blu-ray discs.

First released in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road scooped a handful of Oscar for its eye-popping cinematography and stuntwork. It »

- Michael Briers

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"Fury Road" Goes B&W In "Chrome" Edition

30 June 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Since its release, filmmaker George Miller has been saying that his preferred version of his Oscar winning action feature "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a black-and-white cut that he put together during the film's editing stage.

That version didn't make the screen but he and the film's fans hoped it would make the light of day sometime down the track on disc. So far Warners Home Entertainment has yet to make it happen, but a new listing on Amazon Germany (via Refocused Media) suggests that this monochrome version is finally on the way.

The retail site has a link for the "Mad Max: High Octane Collection," a six-disc set hitting this Fall that includes all four of the "Mad Max" films, a new one-hour doco about 'Fury Road,' and what's dubbed the "Black and Chrome" version of the film which they describe as "the surreal black and white film version of 'Fury Road'. »

- Garth Franklin

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Do sequels ever really work when decades have passed since the first film?

27 June 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I still haven’t seen Independence Day: Resurgence, and there’s a good chance I won’t. When 20th Century Fox made the decision not to screen the film for Us press in advance of the film’s opening, they sent a very clear message to anyone paying attention, and it’s a message that I believe more and more studios would love to send to critics, especially on their giant event films: not only do we not need you, but we don’t want you. At all. And it’s true. Studios don’t really need to screen movies for critics. It’s a professional agreement that we all participate in, but more and more often, studios screen later and almost begrudgingly. I am amazed how many times this year alone I’ve had to basically beg to even find out when or if a screening is happening. The »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Greatest Human-Animal Relationships in Cinema

23 June 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Writer and academic W.G. Sebald once said: “Men and animals regard each other across a gulf of mutual incomprehension.” In truth, an animal understands nothing of its place in the world, their mind focused merely on food and the prospect of comfort, if available. In cinema, there is an old actor’s adage that states: “Never work with children or animals. They will always upstage you.” When an animal performs successfully in a film, it’s undeniably captivating because we know that animal is unaware of its role in the overall story. The camera has recorded some beautiful cosmic miracle, appearing from the outside to somehow defy Sebald’s words.

Whether fictional friend or foe, the relationship between humans and animals in cinema has always captured our imaginations. These sometimes expand beyond the borders of the normal, and, beyond the Bourgeoisie pooper-scoopers and barked-out cry conveying that some hapless child has fallen down a well, »

- Tony Hinds

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter

9 June 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock gives you your first look at indie sci-fi action flick Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter. Obviously inspired by the success of George Miller’s ballistic, award-winning future-shock action classic Mad Max:Fury Road and robot holocaust movies like The Terminator series, writer/director Neil (Doomsday) Johnson’s Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter is a violent, sexy and female-fronted sci-fi action…

The post Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Votd: A "Justice League Mortal" Table Read

24 May 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Almost a decade ago, "Mad Max" director George Miller famously tried to do a DC team-up movie entitled "Justice League Mortal" which got as far as costume testing before the plug was pulled due to financing issues. A few years back the film's script, penned by Kieran and Michele Mulroney, hit the Internet to mixed reviews which indicated that it was overstuffed and rushed.

Now, a video has gone online from an event this past weekend at the Comic Bug comics store in Manhattan Beach, California. Clocking in at almost two-and-a-half hours, the clip shows a live reading of the script by various actors including Casper Van Dien ("Starship Troopers") in the role of Clark Kent/Superman. We'll never know what was in store.

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- Garth Franklin

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Cannes Recap: Can Any of This Year’s Movies Crash the Oscar Race?

23 May 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Three months ago, seven movies that screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival ended up landing Academy Award nominations, and four of them won Oscars: “Inside Out” won Best Animated Feature, “Amy” won Best Documentary, “Son of Saul” won Best Foreign Language Film and “Mad Max: Fury Road” won six awards, the biggest haul of the night. This year, though, we shouldn’t expect the same kind of Cannes/Oscar correlation. Even though the president of the Cannes jury was George Miller, the director of “Mad Max,” his panel gave awards to the kinds of movies that are unlikely to get much. »

- Steve Pond

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Thn Exclusive: Chuck Russell talks I Am Wrath, The Mask and Freddy Krueger

23 May 2016 2:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I Am Wrath revolves around unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta), who witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) after she is attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Racked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying and when Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and takes matters into his own hands…

We spoke to director Chuck Russell, the talented man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsThe Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King. We discussed everything from John Travolta’s love affair with musicals to Hollywood’s love affair with CGI. We also delve into Freddy Krueger, The Mask and Dwayne Johnson’s hulking physique.

Thn: I Am Wrath is a great revenge thriller and a great action film. »

- Ben Read

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Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.Scroll down for full list of winners

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22), marking the second time the British filmmaker has won the top prize after The Wind That Shakes The Barley in 2006.

The 79-year-old filmmaker returned for a record 13th Competition entry with the tale of an injured carpenter and single mother caught in a bureaucracy nightmare within the UK welfare system.

Accepting the Palme d’Or from actor Mel Gibson, Loach used his acceptance speech to spotlight the “dangerous project of austerity”.

“We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible,” he said. “The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The time has come to award this year’s winners, including the recipient of the coveted Palme d’Or. Screen is at the ceremony… and the first winners have been announced.

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Palme d’Or

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach (UK)

Grand Prix

It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde), Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Best Director

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper (France)

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Cristian Mungiu, Graduation (Bacalaureat) (Romania)

Best Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman (Forushande) (Iran)

Jury Prize

American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK)

Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman (Forushande)

Dir. Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose, Ma’ Rosa

Dir. Brilliante Mendoza (Philippines)

Honorary Palme d’or

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Camera d’Or

Divines, Houda Benyamina

Best Short Film

Timecode, Juanjo Gimenez (Spain)

Short Film Special Mention

The Girl who Danced with the Devil (A Moça Que Dançou Com O Diabo),João Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)

The jury, presided over by »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Live: Cannes Film Festival winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The time has come to award this year’s winners, including the recipient of the coveted Palme d’Or. Screen is at the ceremony… and the first winners have been announced.

Refresh this page for updates…

Grand Prix

It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde), Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Best Director

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper (France)

&

Cristian Mungiu, Graduation (Bacalaureat) (Romania)

Best Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman (Forushande) (Iran)

Jury Prize

American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK)

Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman (Forushande)

Dir. Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose, Ma’ Rosa

Dir. Brilliante Mendoza (Philippines)

Honorary Palme d’or

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Camera d’Or

Divines, Houda Benyamina

Best Short Film

Timecode, Juanjo Gimenez (Spain)

Short Film Special Mention

The Girl who Danced with the Devil (A Moça Que Dançou Com O Diabo),João Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)

The jury, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, is on stage »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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