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Before The Dragon Tattoo: The Best Of David Fincher

26 December 2011 3:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There is, as I’m sure you’re aware, a holy trinity of Davids working within American mainstream cinema at the present time. Fincher, Lynch and Cronenberg. For me the one that has had the greatest cultural impact in the last 20 years has to be the former. He is that very rare director blessed with both box-office success and a cult classic following.

Born 1962 in Denver, Colorado, it was Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid that gave him the film-making bug and he started shooting 8mm shorts at the ripe old age of eight. After getting a job at Industrial Light and Magic where he worked on Return Of The Jedi, he went on to direct high grade music videos, for the likes of Madonna and Micheal Jackson and commercials, one of which, for the American Cancer Society in 1984, featured a foetus smoking a cigarette. A young Marla Singer, perhaps? »

- Matt Haynes

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News Bits: Expendables 2, Jack the Giant Killer, Star Trek 2, Alien, Blu-Rays, ParaNorman, and More!

22 December 2011 6:08 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Welcome back for another edition of News Bits.  What is it you ask?  The film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases.  Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section.  This week in news bits we’ve got announcements, funny pictures, trailers, posters, and tons more inside!

Apologies for missing last week (I was laid up in bed thinking I was dying)!  So this week's edition features a bunch of things from both last week and this week. Enjoy!

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* The official Expendables 2 poster has Stallone going solo.  Which is odd for a film that's trying to market itself with so many action stars.

* Check out the new poster for ParaNorman.

* Not enough for you?  Well then check out this awesome looking new trailer that released earlier this week. »

- solidstudios@ymail.com (Jordan Maison)

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News Bits: Expendables 2, Jack the Giant Killer, Star Trek 2, Alien, Blu-Rays, ParaNorman, and More!

22 December 2011 6:08 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Welcome back for another edition of News Bits.  What is it you ask?  The film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases.  Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section.  This week in news bits we’ve got announcements, funny pictures, trailers, posters, and tons more inside!

Apologies for missing last week (I was laid up in bed thinking I was dying)!  So this week's edition features a bunch of things from both last week and this week. Enjoy!

d

* The official Expendables 2 poster has Stallone going solo.  Which is odd for a film that's trying to market itself with so many action stars.

* Check out the new poster for ParaNorman.

* Not enough for you?  Well then check out this awesome looking new trailer that released earlier this week. »

- solidstudios@ymail.com (Jordan Maison)

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News Bits: Expendables 2, Jack the Giant Killer, Star Trek 2, Alien, Blu-Rays, ParaNorman, and More!

22 December 2011 6:08 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Welcome back for another edition of News Bits.  What is it you ask?  The film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases.  Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section.  This week in news bits we’ve got announcements, funny pictures, trailers, posters, and tons more inside!

Apologies for missing last week (I was laid up in bed thinking I was dying)!  So this week's edition features a bunch of things from both last week and this week. Enjoy!

d

* The official Expendables 2 poster has Stallone going solo.  Which is odd for a film that's trying to market itself with so many action stars.

* Check out the new poster for ParaNorman.

* Not enough for you?  Well then check out this awesome looking new trailer that released earlier this week. »

- solidstudios@ymail.com (Jordan Maison)

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Celebrating the 85 year history of Elstree Studios

14 December 2011 2:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the UK’s Elstree Studios celebrates its 85th birthday, we were lucky enough to look around the place where The Shining and Star Wars were filmed…

It’s hard to believe that a gigantic, empty room could inspire such a rush of geeky joy. But then, this isn’t just any empty room – this is stage eight at Elstree Studios, and the spot on which I’m currently standing, grinning like a lunatic, is where, among many other films, 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark was filmed.

Remember the moment when Indy ran from a gigantic rolling boulder, or the bit where he was lowered into the snake-filled Well of Souls? That was shot here. The sand and snakes are all long gone, of course, but somehow the magic still remains, a miasma that hangs in the air, transforming this enormous yet unassuming space into somewhere utterly remarkable.

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George Takei calls for Star Wars and Star Trek fans to unite - against Twilight

14 December 2011 12:53 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sulu actor said: 'gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie, or epic battle. In its place, we have vampires that go to high school'

It is a decades-long feud that has divided sci-fi fans for as long as the Millenium Falcon first fired up its thrusters and flashed across cinema screens, providing an alternative lure to the attractions of the USS Enterprise and its bold crew.

But after simmering tensions between the Star Trek and Star Wars communities broke into open hostilities involving two of the franchises' most iconic stars, an appeal has been made by George Takei (aka Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the helm of the Enterprise) for a ceasefire in the face of a mutual foe: The Twilight franchise.

"Fellow star folks. Cool it down, and shut your big worm holes," said Takei in a video message posted online following the outbreak of a war of words between William Shatner, »

- Ben Quinn

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George Takei calls for Star Wars and Star Trek fans to unite - against Twilight

14 December 2011 12:53 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sulu actor said: 'gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie, or epic battle. In its place, we have vampires that go to high school'

It is a decades-long feud that has divided sci-fi fans for as long as the Millenium Falcon first fired up its thrusters and flashed across cinema screens, providing an alternative lure to the attractions of the USS Enterprise and its bold crew.

But after simmering tensions between the Star Trek and Star Wars communities broke into open hostilities involving two of the franchises' most iconic stars, an appeal has been made by George Takei (aka Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the helm of the Enterprise) for a ceasefire in the face of a mutual foe: The Twilight franchise.

"Fellow star folks. Cool it down, and shut your big worm holes," said Takei in a video message posted online following the outbreak of a war of words between William Shatner, »

- Ben Quinn

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Watch: George Takei Urges Bill Shatner and Carrie Fisher to Set Aside Their Differences and Unite Against a Common Enemy

12 December 2011 11:50 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

William Shatner started the equivalent of a geek holy war earlier this year when he released a video interview wherein he asserted that Star Trek was far superior to Star Wars. Shatner had a list of reasons as to why he felt this way (aside from the fact that he was the face of the Star Trek franchise for decades), but that didn’t sit well with Carrie Fisher. Princess Leia entered the fray with a response to Shatner poking fun at the Starfleet Captain and suggesting he’d borrowed her iconic metal bikini from Return of the Jedi for his own personal use. Never one to let the last word pass, Shatner responded again and things continue to escalate – but a voice of reason has now stepped in to mediate peace in the form of George Takei. Yes, Mr. Sulu is here to save...

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- Mike Bracken

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Chewbacca will be on Glee

6 December 2011 9:57 AM, PST | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

There's a group of people, generally male and in their mid-to-late 30s, who get their various undergarments tied together in knots and/or uncomfortable genital-crushing bunches — symbolically-speaking, of course — whenever George Lucas comes around and tinkers with the Star Wars universe. Whether it's Greedo shooting first, the ghostly presence of Hayden Christensen, or another "Noooooooo!" from Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi as he launches the Emperor, whenever Lucas heads into the editing bay and changes, say, a molecule on a Tatooine moon, folks get overly-dramatic and compare it to a mad scientist creating a time machine, traveling back roughly 25 years, finding them snug in their beds, and beating them soundly. (Really, this constant tinkering is either: (1) evidence of some Ocd-like mental defect and possibly a subconscious cry for help; (2) a savvy business man knowing fans are going to buy new versions of things, [...] »

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'John Carter' Trailer: Taylor Kitsch Ditches Riggins' Rigs for Mars

30 November 2011 11:40 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News

What is it with the 'John Carter' marketing campaign and killer rock songs? The first teaser used Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage" to hauntingly great effect, making what initially seemed like another 'Prince of Persia' into something with gravitas (and Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch shirtless). Now, the full trailer comes along and throws a variation of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" in your face (or perhaps "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy; uh-huh, yeah) as a way to amp up the wall-to-wall action presented. Spoiler: it works, even if 'John Carter' still looks like an amalgam of 'Prince of Persia,' 'Return of the Jedi,' 'Avatar,' 'Wild Wild West' and 'Braveheart.' Freeeeeedommmmmmmmm ... for martians.

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- Christopher Rosen

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6 VFX Movies That Have Aged Well

30 November 2011 2:16 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve all had movies that impressed us visually, but all too often years later when we revisit them, the special effects just haven’t held up very well and leave us wondering why in the Hell we were so enamored with it before.  Every now and again, however, there are films with VFX that can stand the test of time and still look great even amongst the newer and technologically advanced VFX films of today.  Today, I’m presenting you with the 7 VFX films that have managed to do just that.

Jurassic Park

To be quite honest, Jurassic Park (the first one in particular) was the main inspiration for this article.  While watching the recent blu-ray of the film, I was amazed at how well these 18 year old special effects had held up.  I mean, this movie was one of the pioneers for CGI use in films, yet it »

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William Shatner Continues The Star Wars Vs. Star Trek Debate

30 November 2011 12:04 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Here we go again....The Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate turns ugly at the hands of William Shatner. Posting a response to the video Carrie Fisher did a while back questioning Shatner's claims that Star Trek was better than Star Wars, Shatner takes a some pretty heavy jabs at Fisher. Shatner claims that he is all muscle and that he can still fit in his spandex costume, and that she would have a hard time fitting in her slave bikini from Return Of The Jedi. Thanks to Geek Tyrant for the below video. The gloves seem to come off here with Shatner. It seems like he is either seriously upset with Fisher's response, or he could just be having a bit of fun with her. Regardless he seems to be hitting hard, especially with him saying her wearing a bikini now would, "Need some uplift". Sound off your comments »

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Right Said Fred guest in 'Life's Too Short' - Pictures

30 November 2011 4:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

'90s pop combo Right Said Fred are the big guest stars in the fourth episode of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's sitcom Life's Too Short. Warwick Davis meets up with the 'I'm Too Sexy' duo as he continues to struggle to rediscover his glory days when he starred in films such as Return of the Jedi and Willow. This week's episode will also feature cameos from Us Office (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Han Solo and Lando Calrissian: Best Friends Forever

28 November 2011 8:10 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Oh, publicity photos, sometimes you can be so glorious. Obviously this is a long since forgotten gem of Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams that was shot to promote the release of 'The Empire Strikes Back.' Though, it's really hard to not think of it as a picture of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian -- two longtime friends that will never, ever be separated. Ever! I mean, it's almost upsetting to look at this photo, knowing that Lando will double-cross Han on Bespin. But, if you have ever wondered, You know, Han really did seem to forgive Lando fairly quickly in 'Return of the Jedi'... I mean, being frozen in carbonite for a year is something that I'm not so sure that I could just forgive and forget, let alone lend the guy my ship -- well, that means that you have never seen this picture before. »

- Mike Ryan

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Star Wars Stormtroopers Photo: Governors Awards 2011

23 November 2011 3:32 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Stormtroopers, Star Wars Stars Wars' Stormtroopers attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (Starman, Altered States, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Stormtroopers are seen making life difficult for the Star Wars saga heroes in the original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, etc. George Lucas directed the first Star Wars, one of the biggest blockbusters in history. »

- D. Zhea

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‘John Carter’ Channels ‘Return of the Jedi’ in New Pic

23 November 2011 8:10 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s wholly unfair that we compare a forthcoming John Carter movie to Return of the Jedi (considering how much older the Carter books are), but there’s definitely something going on in this new picture that should take fans back to the Rancor pit. The image comes from the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly (which explains the crease). After all these years, it’s great to see the film finally ready to get launched into theaters. Take into consideration that Carter might have been the first character done animation style for Disney, and it offers some context into how long Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s character has been waiting on deck. Ironically, it’s Andrew Stanton, a director known for animation, that’s chosen this to be his first live-action project. It sees theaters March 2012. »

- Cole Abaius

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Watch 17 Minutes of ‘Raiding The Lost Ark,’ A ‘Raiders’ Documentary

17 November 2011 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Odds are if you read this site, you are an incredibly huge fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's pretty much a given. If you love films, especially geek, genre films, then Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' introduction of Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones character is either right near, or the absolute epitome of, what this little art form we call "film" can do. It's thrilling, it's funny, it's surprising, it's pretty much perfect in every single way. Plus, it was released long before most of us were eating, drinking and sleeping our love of the art form. For that reason, whenever we can delve into the kind of trivial [1], behind the scenes [2] minutia that went into making [3] the movie, we have to call it out [4]. Or, you can now just get all that in one place. Jamie Benning has been making documentaries, or "filmumentaries" as he likes to call them, »

- Germain Lussier

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Man Of Steel Sequel Is Moving Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

17 November 2011 1:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Despite the fact that we’re still well over a year and a half away from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hitting cinema screens, the latest rumours suggest that Warner Bros. are sufficiently pleased with what they’re seeing to begin looking for a writer to craft the story for a potential sequel.

Of course, given all the talent involved in this latest Superman movie – Snyder directing, a script written by David S. Goyer, and the production being overseen by Christopher Nolan – it’s not terribly surprising that the studio heads are eager to keep the ball rolling. Another consideration, however, may be the fact that as a result of their lawsuit with the families of Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Warner Bros. have to keep making films featuring the last son of Krypton or face losing the rights.

Either way, the studio appear to be »

- Tim Leng

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Has work already begun on a Superman: Man Of Steel sequel?

16 November 2011 11:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Man Of Steel continues to shoot, work is set to begin on the next Superman film, keeping Henry Cavill in blue tights for some time to come...

Most of you know the drill by now. Rather than waiting to measure the box office performance of a film before cracking on with a sequel, movie studios have worked out that they can hedge their bets by getting writing work on a new movie going before the first one is out.

Warner Bros did this successfully with Sherlock Holmes, for instance, and it’s help cut the time between films from three years to two. It also did it on Green Lantern, apparently, although there’s little physical sign of a Green Lantern 2 bursting into life anytime soon.

The studio, though, has confidence in its now-shooting new Superman movie, Man Of Steel, and wants to keep the momentum running. And it »

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Yes, Ricky Gervais is Coming Back to Host the Golden Globes Again!

16 November 2011 1:47 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Rumors having been floating around for awhile now, but The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made the official announcement that British comedian, Ricky Gervais, creator of such stellar series as "The Office" and "Extras," and star of underrated comedies like Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying, will be coming back to host the 69th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony yet again on January 15th, 2012. The comedian stirred up a bit of controversy last year with some his jokes, and after taking some heat in the press, Gervais didn't think he would like to come back to host again, but here we are! More below! For those who think Gervais went too far, maybe this will help change your mind: That's a clip of Johnny Depp guest starring on Gervais' British comedy series "Life's Too Short," which follows Warwick Davis (Return of the Jedi, Willow) playing a fictionalized version of himself, »

- Ethan Anderton

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