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Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for Defiance, Dominion, Sharknado 3 and More

23 April 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy is giving you fair warning: This summer will bring about an alien siege, an angelic war and even more sharks falling from the heavens.

The cable network has released its summer premiere dates

, which include the return of fan favorites like Defiance and Dominion and the third Sharnkado movie.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Defiance‘s third season will bow with a two-hour opener on Friday, June 12, at 8/7c, followed by the new amnesiacs-on-a-broken-down-spaceship drama Dark Matter at 10 pm. The next week, following a regular episode of Defiance, »

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The Simpsons' top 30 movie references

23 April 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Simpsons has pastiched hundreds of movies in its time. From Hitchcock to Kubrick to Disney, we select our top 30 favourites...

The Simpsons has a long history of peppering its stories with pop culture references, and some of the show’s finest gags stem from the world of cinema. These have ranged from the briefest of quotes, to full on shot-for-shot parodies and extended episode-long homages.

Most striking in trying to put this list together was the sheer volume of movie references there are to choose from. In pretty much any given episode of The Simpsons, there are at least a couple, with nods to James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the work of Alfred Hitchcock proving three of the most regular candidates. The tributes to numerous great horror movies in the show’s Treehouse Of Horror episodes could have been used to fill this list all on their own. »

- louisamellor

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10 unsung heroes behind Star Wars: A New Hope

22 April 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Star Wars franchise is going strong 38 years later. But what about the artists and filmmakers who helped make the 1977 original a hit?

In theatres all over the world in 1977, audiences thrilled at the sights and sounds of Star Wars. Harking back to a bygone age of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, it also pointed forward to the coming age of ubiquitous computers and special effects-led blockbusters.

But while the triumphant fanfare of John Williams' score gave Star Wars a confident swagger, its success was far from preordained. George Lucas reworked his script time and again; studios turned his concept down; even the production was rushed and torturous.

By now, the contribution George Lucas, John Williams and Star Wars' cast made to cinema is well documented. But what about some of the other artists, technicians and fellow filmmakers who helped to make the movie such a success? Here's »

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20 Mad Max Rip Offs You Need To See

21 April 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Like Star Wars and Dawn Of The Dead, Mad Max led to a succession of cheap clones where the ideas were third hand, the effects weren’t very special, and only diehard cult movie fans had heard of any of the actors, but whatever their technical (and narrative) faults, the films never failed to be entertaining.

Every picture begins the same way: in the desolate post-apocalyptic wilderness, a rugged individualist’s attempts to survive bring him into conflict with a small group of survivors, with whom he eventually sides against a cackling, bug-eyed villain. Said villain turns out to be a sadistic psychopath with a penchant for torture (not to mention 80s fashions), and you can probably guess the rest.

For good measure, and because original ideas are as scarce in micro-budget cinema as they are in Hollywood, the filmmakers usually toss in a bunch of ‘homages’ to other hits. »

- Ian Watson

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Offers First Look at the Return of Original Trilogy Stars

16 April 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek), scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release this Christmas. The upcoming film stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Legendary composer John Williams will return to create the score. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is scheduled for theatrical and IMAX release on on December 18th, 2015. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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The Story Behind 'Raiders,' the Documentary About the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

16 April 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Over 30 years ago, a trio of 11-year-olds in Mississippi began making a shot-for-shot remake of their favorite film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," a project that continued for seven years and resulted in an all-kid cult classic. Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb chose a Spielberg film with impossible-to-replicate special effects and complex set pieces. For years, the boys requested only costumes and film props for birthday presents, and spent summers reenacting dangerous Indie stunts with their friends and family. Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News called the "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation" a better remake than Gus Van Sant's "Psycho," because it was "made with love." Horror director Eli Roth and actor John Rhys-Davies, who starred in the original "Raiders," also praised the film, and Spielberg himself invited the boys to meet him. But the "Raiders" remake never got finished—one scene was »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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That Man From Rio & Up To His Ears | Blu-ray Review

14 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio (1964) and Up to His Ears (1965), the first two titles from a loose James Bond spoof trilogy featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Certainly ahead of his time, de Broca’s amusing adventure films are much more than the kind of lowbrow entertainment that would come to typify the genre known as spoof, and this became a notable inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones films, particularly 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Inspired by the adventures of Belgian cartoonist Herge’s Tintin adventures (which also provided the basis for a 2011 Steven Spielberg adaptation), a prized Amazonian statue is stolen from a Parisian museum. Three such statues left South American on an expedition that involved the late father of Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) and and two colleagues. Professor Catalan »

- Nicholas Bell

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Podcast: New Celebrity Drop, Rubes, 'Hardware Wars', Google & 'Ex Machina' and More

10 April 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We're all over the board today beginning with a new celebrity drop, I work commentary on Ex Machina and World of Tomorrow into our conversation without technically reviewing them, we discuss eliminating cable a little more, tons of news stories, rube stories from the listeners, games and more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and »

- Brad Brevet

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Merchants Of Doubt – The Review

9 April 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In order to cover every big story, the big 24 hour cable news networks need to find experts to debate and discuss this bit of information. This is most often presented in the now standard split screen format with opposing takes to the story, now viewable side by side (sometimes the host or anchor will take up a third portion of the screen). Split screens are almost always used when another report or study is released that concerns climate change or global warming. On one side a researcher or scientist (former staple of kids’ programming Bill Nye “the Science Guy” has now become a news staple) explains the findings while a representative from some organization (“Citizens for…”, “The …Foundation, etc.) dismisses it with the popular mantra “not all the studies are in…”. But, just who are these naysayers, and what are these groups they speak for? Science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. »

- Jim Batts

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles hits Blu-ray Tuesday

8 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Shout! Factory.  This highly anticipated home entertainment collection will be available at Walmart stores nationwide and at Amazon.com

Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as Heavy Metal Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection), Michelle Ryan »

- Robert Greenberger

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Easter TV movie guide: Monday April 6 - Avatar, Groundhog Day

6 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Splash - 10am, BBC Two

A mermaid saves Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) from drowning and years later attempts to seek him out in New York, in human form. Fantasy from Ron Howard also featuring Daryl Hannah and Eugene Levy.

The Dark Crystal - 12.25pm, Channel 4

Fantasy adventure from Muppets creator Jim Henson, in which a Gelfig embarks on a quest to restore order to his world by retrieving the missing shard of a magical crystal.

Groundhog Day - 2.45pm, Gold

Cynical weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, gets trapped in a time loop that causes him to live the same day over and over.

10 Things I Hate About You - 7pm, Film4

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew gets an update in this team comedy starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 8.10pm, BBC Three

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels the globe »

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'Furious 7,' more movies that pulled off insane practical stunts and effects

3 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So much of movie magic these days is green screen and CGI — the work of animators and special effects artists. Given the fakery we’ve come to expect, when a movie comes along that pulls off some spectacular visuals on-set without a lot of post-production tweaking, that kind of movie magic makes us take notice. The latest wowing practical stunt: “Furious 7.” The “Fast and Furious” franchise has always made its mark with impressive action sequences done practically. If the seventh installment was trying to top the previous six in that department, it succeeded. This time featuring Dominic Toretto and his team drive skydiving cars out of a plane. To shoot the critical scene, the “Furious 7” stunt team actually dropped real live cars out of an airplane. Aerial cameramen followed the jump, doving with their own parachutes. The cars dropped first from an altitude of 12,000 feet in Colorado mountains, »

- Emily Rome

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SXSW 2015: Ranking All 21 Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival

1 April 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

South by Southwest (SXSW) is the best week of the year for film fanatics. Period. It's in a wonderful place (Austin, Texas), sweetened by a lovely atmosphere that mixes the highbrow appreciation of erudite film nerds with the go-for-broke excitement of genre enthusiasts. There's nothing quite like it in the world of film festivals -- the vibe at SXSW isn't something that's easily replicated or translated; it just is.

We were on hand to take it all in and report back. Our interviews from the festival will be coming soon, along with the films that they accompany. But we also wanted to rank every film that we saw, in order of best to worst. This year's crop was pretty wonderful, even those in the back half of the list are still pretty great. (There were a couple of stinkers, but that happens at every festival.)

So sit back and relax, »

- Drew Taylor

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10 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in Your Favorite Movies

30 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

You’ve watched your favorite films countless times, sure, but do you know all of their secrets? Many filmmakers slip subtle jokes and references, affectionately known as "easter eggs," into their work. Some of these have become common knowledge and others have remained well-kept secrets. Here are 10 that all movie fans should know.   Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) “Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for” -- because they’re in...

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10 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in Your Favorite Movies

30 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

You’ve watched your favorite films countless times, sure, but do you know all of their secrets? Many filmmakers slip subtle jokes and references, affectionately known as "easter eggs," into their work. Some of these have become common knowledge and others have remained well-kept secrets. Here are 10 that all movie fans should know.   Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) “Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for” -- because they’re in...

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Watch: Here's How to Create the Magic Behind Cloud Tanks

30 March 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Re-Create the 'Interstellar' Black Hole What do "Poltergeist," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Cocoon" and "Independence Day" all have in common? Aside from alien storylines, each feature predominantly uses cloud tank magic in order to depict supernatural weather. You may not have known it by its formal name, but you have no doubt come across cloud tank magic if you have seen any movie in the past several decades, including "Star Trek," "Total Recall," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and dozens more. In a new web video courtesy of PBS Digital Studios and Shanks FX, special effects guru Joey Shanks highlights the process behind cloud tanks. A cloud tank consists of a bottom layer of salt water and a top layer of fresh water; clouds are produced when various forms of liquid are injected into tank. The technique was the Hollywood standard for depicting. »

- Zack Sharf

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Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Explores The Greatness Of The Boulder Scene From 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'

30 March 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The opening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” presents one of the most iconic action sequences of film history. From the sparse, but calculated, way Steven Spielberg introduces our hero, Alfred Molina’s brave young Satipo (just kidding, I was referring to Harrison Ford’s Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr., of course), to the endlessly referenced, ripped-off and parodied boulder chase, the opening of one of the most influential blockbusters of all time has a lot of details to be scrutinized. That’s probably what our friends at Cinefix must have thought, since they put together a simple, yet informative, deconstruction of the scene as part of their “Art of the Scene” series. The first half of the eight-minute video focuses on the project’s inception and pre-production process, which, even for the casual fan, will be more than familiar. However, once the sequence’s bizarre Scrooge McDuck connection »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Memorable Highlights From The 2015 TCM Film Festival

29 March 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe descended upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival took take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 and no matter your favorite genre, attendees were treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Friday night’s screening of Apollo 13 was definitely one of the most exciting events of the festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ron Howard’s impressive telling of the nearly doomed mission of the 3 astronauts aboard Apollo 13 looked as spectacular as the first time audiences saw it 20 years ago.

Host and long-time Nasa enthusiast Alex Trebek was on hand to introduce the film, as well as introduce fans in attendance to the real Captain Jim Lovell (played in the film by Tom Hanks). Also joining them on »

- Melissa Thompson

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National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus': Tales from the Morocco set

26 March 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ouarzazate, Morocco. Officially, the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is nicknamed "The door of the desert," resting south of the High Atlas Mountains and on the edge of the Draa Valley. Thanks to the presence of Atlas Studios, though, Ouarzazate is perhaps more appropriately known as The Hollywood of Central Morocco, or perhaps even The Hollywood of Morocco. Ouarzazate has a population of just over 50,000, but in late October of 2014, that population includes a disproportionate number of Jesuses, Judases and an absurd number of Marys, both Jesus' mom and of the Magdalene variety.  It's late October of 2014 and Ouarzazate is the beating heart of TV's Biblical world. "It's a very holy town right now," laughs Haaz Sleiman, one of the Ouarzazate Jesi -- Yes, that should be the name of a fantasy baseball team -- specifically playing the title role in National Geographic's "Killing Jesus," the project that has brought me to this region. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Jon Wright interview: Robot Overlords, reviews, the Don Logan moment

26 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jon Wright on directing Robot Overlords, working with Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, and why he made an 80s-style family film.

Three films in, and Jon Wright is very much a director whose output is worth keeping an eye on. His first full feature, Tormented, was an effective horror with some strong moments, but it was Grabbers where he really struck gold. It remains, along with Tucker & Dale Vs Evil, our favourite horror comedy of recent times. Wright has taken a different turn for his new movie, Robot Overlords, a sci-fi movie aimed at a family audience. And he spared us some time to natter about it...

Can you put into words how you're feeling, on the eve of your film's release?

Well, I'm a bit nervous about the release, as you would be. Hoping it goes well. And I'm reading all the press that people are writing, which I actually think is very interesting. »

- simonbrew

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