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Sons of Liberty: Was the Premiere of History's Miniseries Revolutionary?

10 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A group of unlikely acquaintances unite to take down a common enemy in History’s Revolutionary War drama Sons of Liberty, and — to paraphrase a famous quotation from the era — it’s a time that tries even the most patient TV viewer’s soul.

The opening installment of the cable channel’s scripted miniseries, which premiered Sunday and continues through Tuesday, covers one of the most exciting epochs in American history: the years right before the colonies turned against British rule and decided to go to war for independence.

It was a time of great unrest, violence and intrigue… so »

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Hannibal Season 3, Scream Factory Titles, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

21 January 2015 4:29 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another round-up of horror and sci-fi news, including a casting update for Hannibal’s third season, Scream Factory’s new title announcement and their revealed special features for the Exterminators of the Year 3000 Blu-ray, and also an upcoming special screening of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard that will include a Q&A with director B. Harrison Smith and cast members Billy Zane, Dee Wallace Stone, and Felissa Rose.

TVLine reports that Tony award-winning Nina Arianda (Broadway’s Venus in Fur, Rob the Mob, Midnight in Paris) will play a recurring role on Hannibal in the third season that premieres this summer. Arianda plays a character named Molly—a strong single mother who is a romantic interest for one key character.

In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films) will play The Tooth Fairy serial killer (aka Francis »

- Derek Anderson

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Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Felissa Rose To Attend Free USC Screening/Q&A Of Zombie Killers On January 27th!

21 January 2015 1:19 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

We just reported on Anchor bay’s upcoming release of Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard (due to make its mark on DVD/Bluray on February 3rd), and for all of you zombie fanatics wanting not just a taste of the film, but the Entire thing, USC is hosting a special sneak preview of the B. Harrison Smith-helmed film on January 27th at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which director B. Harrison Smith graduated from in ’85.

Following the special sneak preview, the cast and members of the crew will be on hand to meet fans and take part in a Q&A regarding Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard, so if you’re in the area, stop by and check it out. For full details, see below!

 

Date/Time:       Tuesday, January 27th; 7:00pm

Where:             USC School of Cinematic Arts

Ray Stark Family Theatre, Sca 108

George Lucas Bldg. Lobby

900 E. »

- Jerry Smith

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George Clooney To Present Adg’s Lifetime Achievement Award To Jim Bissell

20 January 2015 12:08 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award to his old pal and longtime collaborator, production designer Jim Bissell. The awards show and presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31.

Clooney’s collaboration with Bissell began in 2002 with Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, followed by Good Night, And Good Luck, Leatherheads, and most recently The Monuments Men.

Bissell’s other credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, 300, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). He won an Emmy for Palmerstown, U.S.A., and and received an Oscar nomination for Good Night, And Good Luck.

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- The Deadline Team

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George Clooney to Present Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

20 January 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award to his longtime friend Jim Bissell, the Oscar-nominated production designer behind the stunning world of Clooney's 2005 "Good Night, and Good Luck" and this year's "The Monuments Men." Clooney recently won the HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille award, the Golden Globes equivalent of a lifetime achievement prize. His collaborations with Bisell began in 2002 with Clooney's directorial debut "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," and the two have paired ever since. Bissell also art-directed Spielberg's "E.T." in 1982, among other films. As previously announced, filmmaker Christopher Nolan will receive the Adg's Cinematic Imagery Award. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be awarded for the first time in Adg history to all four crafts. Joining Bissell will be illustrator Camille Abbott, set designer John P. Bruce and scenic artist Will Ferrell. Additional presenters include Anne »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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'Something Wicked' Remake Set in the 80s; Has Amblin Feel

16 January 2015 5:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Seth Grahame-Smith is a very busy man. Not only has he recently completed the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novel sequel 'The Last American Vampire', he has a ton of screenplays on his plate that include Beetlejuice 2, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Stephen King's It. He is also adapting Ray Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes, which was turned into a cult classic back in 1983. His version, though, is going to be slightly different.

Seth Grahame-Smith is setting his Something Wicked This Way Comes in the 80s, whereas the original was set in the 30s. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he teased that the movie will feel like one of Steven Spielberg's earlier efforts, comparing it to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Goonies.

"I can't help but think of this in sort of Amblin terms. Boys riding bikes, out on their own, exploring and »

- MovieWeb

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Atari: Game Over review

15 January 2015 3:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The documentary Atari: Game Over investigates the burial of E.T. cartridges in the New Mexico desert. Here's our review...

Ask any gamer to name the medium's most famous legend, and they might tell you about E.T.

The story goes that, back in 1982, the videogame tie-in was so rushed, and so appallingly received, that Atari was forced to quietly bury millions of unsold cartridges in the New Mexico desert. Within months of the game's release, Atari had gone from owning an 80 percent share of the videogame market to collapse, and thus, an enduring myth was born: E.T. killed Atari.

Atari: Game Over digs into the true story behind the legend, and its director, Zak Penn, is no stranger to modern mythmaking - he's the screenwriter behind such comic book blockbusters as X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk, and he also made the quirky mockumentary Incident At Loch Ness with Werner Herzog. »

- ryanlambie

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Code Monkeys (2007)

10 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Code Monkeys

Showcase Inventory

Created by Adam de la Pena

Produced by Jennifer Saxon Gore and Tony Strickland

Aired on G4 for two seasons (26 episodes) from July 11, 2007 – August 17, 2008

Cast

Adam de la Pena as Dave

Matt Mariska as Jerry

Andy Sipes as Bob “Big” T. and Dean Larrity

Dana Snyder as Todd and Benny

Tony Strickland as Black Steve

Gretchen McNeil as Mary

Suzanne Keilly as Clare

Show Premise

Set during the home entertainment boom of the early 1980s, the show follows the daily lives of the video game programmers of a fictional company by the name of GameAvision. The episodes regularly focus on two employees: Dave, a slacker programming savant and Jerry, his office mate/workhorse. The series begins when former CEO owner Steve Wozniak sells the company to a wealthy tycoon named Bob Larrity, who has his own ideas on how to run GameAvision. The series stems a »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Flashback: Totally '80s! Check Out These Familiar Faces at the 1983 Golden Globes

6 January 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards are just days away! With over 30 years of coverage under our belt, we're taking a trip down memory lane back to 1983 -- Et's very first time on the carpet with the winners we still love today.

A frontrunner that night was Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, but the scene stealer on the carpet was the adorable 7-year-old Drew Barrymore who loved getting decked out for the big show.

"I think they're very fun!" Barrymore said of awards shows. "I like to get dressed up for them."

Watch: All You Need to Know About the Golden Globes

Dustin Hoffman was another winner that evening, taking home the Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his performance in Tootsie.

"I guess the one thing that’s nice about [awards shows] -- is that the people can get up and thank the people that worked on the various projects that aren't in the »

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The Definitive Best Picture Losers

1 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Apollo 13 (1995)

Lost to: Braveheart

In 1995, director Ron Howard brought a true life story of hope in the face of peril and started sweeping up awards. He won the Directors Guild Award. He won the Producers Guild Award. He won the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award. He lost the Golden Globe Drama to “Sense and Sensibility,” though he was nominated. Nothing could beat “Apollo 13.” Oscar night came and the Academy decided to hand the award to Mel Gibson’s historical epic about William Wallace, whose only precursor award was a surprise directing win at the Golden Globes. I’m not saying “Apollo 13″ is a greater film than “Braveheart.” It’s just proof that even the mighty may fall if a charismatic actor/director is at the helm.

29. L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lost to: Titanic

Curtis Hanson’s neo noir wasn’t the only quality loser from 1997 (“Good Will Hunting, »

- Joshua Gaul

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