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'Fear the Walking Dead' Stars Are Open to Being Killed Off (as Long as It's 'A Good Death')

23 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So when you're three of the stars of one of TV's most anticipated but also incredibly hush-hush new series and you're gathered to talk about the series no one's seen without giving away any of its treasured secrets and plots twists, exactly what do you talk about?

A lot, as it turns out.

A trio of "Fear the Walking Dead" actors joined a small group of press prior to the show's debut, determined to explore as much of their experiences making "The Walking Dead's" spinoff/prequel show without being so revealing that the show's writers begin crafting elaborate exit-by-zombie-death scenes for them: Frank Dillane ("Sense8"), who plays Nick, the drug-addicted, downward-spiraling son of series co-lead Madison (Kim Dickens); Alycia Debnam-Carey ("The 100"), who has the role of Nick's overachieving sister Alicia; and Elizabeth Rodriguez ("Orange Is the New Black") playing Liza, the free-spirited ex-wife of series co-lead Travis (Cliff Curtis »

- Scott Huver

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

18 August 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series continues. Mostly a stage actress, Leigh was seen in only 19 films – in about 15 of which as a leading lady or star – in a movie career spanning three decades. Good for the relatively few who saw her on stage; bad for all those who have access to only a few performances of one of the most remarkable acting talents of the 20th century. This evening, TCM is showing three Vivien Leigh movies: Gone with the Wind (1939), 21 Days Together (1940), and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh won Best Actress Academy Awards for the first and the third title. The little-remembered film in-between is a TCM premiere. 'Gone with the Wind' Seemingly all »

- Andre Soares

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Bombay Velvet’

14 August 2015 5:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese is thanked in the opening credits of “Bombay Velvet,” but that’s far from the last time this splashy Bollywood gangster spectacular pays its respects. As it charts the corrupt historical development of Mumbai into a Western-styled megalopolis, Anurag Kashyap’s garish but engrossing film reflects the transition through blatant hat-tips to Hollywood crime cinema, ranging from Jimmy Cagney star vehicles to Scorsese’s own underworld sagas. The result — co-edited, no less, by the latter’s right-hand woman, Thelma Schoonmaker — may lack the charging formal brio of Kashyap’s 2012 Cannes sensation “Gangs of Wasseypur,” but it’s clear why the pic has already achieved substantial international distribution. Its Locarno festival date could usher in a second wave of cinephile appreciation.

“Our love story will be epic; our life, a smash hit,” our hero informs his paramour toward the end of a sprawling narrative that has already seen its »

- Guy Lodge

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Brian De Palma To Receive Venice Film Festival Award

13 August 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way) will receive the Venice Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award. The award, to be presented September 9, is dedicated to filmmakers who have made an outstanding contribution to cinema over the years. Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s feature-length docu De Palma will world premiere out of competition after the award is presented. The film grew out of the two directors' spending time with… »

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Brian De Palma to receive Venice honour

13 August 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow to screen out of competition.

Brian De Palma, the Us director of Scarface, Carrie and Carlito’s Way, is to receive the Venice International Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award, dedicated to those who have made significantly original contributions to contemporary cinema.

The award will be given to De Palma on Sept 9 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) and will be followed by the world premiere of documentary De Palma, directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow. The film is billed as an intimate conversation between filmmakers, chronicling De Palma’s 55-year career, his life, and his filmmaking process.

De Palma has previously presented seven films at Venice, the first being crime thriller Blood Sisters in 1975.

In 1981, De Palma screened Blow Out in the section Mezzogiorno/Mezzanotte; in 1987, The Untouchables, out-of-competition; in 1992, Raising Cain, the closing film in competition; in 2006, The Black Dahlia, the opening »

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

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7 WWE T-Shirts That Were Total Rip-Offs

6 August 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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For a form of entertainment that usually revolves around two men grappling in their underwear, wrestling really does have a close relationship with t-shirts. Who could forget such classics as Mick Foley’s ‘Wanted’ tee, Cm Punk’s ‘Best In The World’ design, and (of course) the nWo’s now-iconic logo.

The WWE has never been shy of “borrowing” certain elements of pop culture when crafting storylines or characters, and this sensitivity to the mainstream naturally extends to ring attire. Merchandise sales are a crucial part of the promotion’s income, and t-shirts remain the bread and butter of merch.

Occasionally, the influence of a certain t-shirt is slightly too obvious. Close associations with the industries of music, film, and even other wrestling promotions have resulted in some of the most recognisable (even iconic) t-shirts in WWE history.

 

7. Eddie Guerrero Goes Cuban Universal Pictures/WWE.com

One of »

- Jack G King

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Reels on Reels: Is Hollywood Taking Over the Slot Machine Market?

29 July 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2012: a British man, playing an online slot machine for 30p on his laptop, is suddenly greeted by the sight of Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker taking over his screen. Not crude 8-bit interpretations, but full HD actual animation from the Chris Nolan blockbuster – complete with voiceovers.

The player is urged to “take a side” and spin a virtual Wheel of Fortune. The prize at stake: almost £6 million.

The wheel spins, accompanied by the Joker’s maniacal “all it needs is a little push”, and the wheel comes to a random stop on the Mega Jackpot symbol. Hans Zimmer’s score has never seemed so dramatic. The jackpot is won and the player – known only as ‘John’ – goes away a multi-millionaire.

No, not a bizarre DVD extra on The Dark Knight Blu-Ray but a bonus round in Microgaming’s The Dark Knight online slot.

The prize won that day? »

- Kyle Reese

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Al Pacino: ‘What’s the point of quitting?’

23 July 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star of The Godfather and Scarface, who now supplements his income selling seats on his private jet and doing meet and greets, talks about marriage, ageing and death – and why, with his new film Manglehorn out in August, he has no intention of giving up acting

In 2011, Al Pacino roasted himself. In the Adam Sandler comedy Jack & Jill, he falls for the twin sister of a Los Angeles advertising executive (Sandler), the buxom, boorish Bronxite Jill (also Sandler). Pacino plays himself as a sell-out and a creep, mocking the roles that made him famous by rapping for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (“You want creamy goodness? I’m your friend. Say hello to my chocolate blend”), carelessly allowing his Oscar to be smashed while trying to impress Jill during an impromptu game of stickball. He is befuddled, paranoid, pretentious and hopeless. He’s confused by La and adrift within his own celebrity. »

- Henry Barnes

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After 25 years, ‘The Krays’ still holds up

21 July 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Krays

Written by Philip Ridley

Directed by Peter Medak

UK, 1990

Gangster movies have been entertaining audiences since the inception of cinema. A well-constructed gangster film can attract respectable actors, reap critical praise, and accrue the life-long love of fans in a way that few other genres can. Mean Streets, Infernal Affairs, and Goodfellas are all classic films that continue to resonate with audiences long after their theatrical runs. While most favorite gangster movie conversations include the usual round up of The Godfather, Scarface and The Departed, there is a little known British film that warrants a place in the conversation. Back in 1990, director Peter Medak’s biographical crime/drama film The Krays, flew under the radar of everyone but the most hardcore gangster-flick nerds. With the upcoming film Legend (featuring Tom Hardy in the role of both Kray twins) just on the horizon, it seemed like an appropriate time »

- Victor Stiff

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The Ultimate Gangster Collection: Casino Edition

30 June 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The quality of the features offered in this selection lends well to the nature of the ultimate characterization. The films included in this selection are American Gangster, Scarface, Casino, Carlito’s Way, and Mean StreetsRidley Scott’s American Gangster may be an enjoyable romp, but it has tendencies of staggering under the weight of the film’s own perceived epic stature. The other four films, however, are bona fide classics, making this selection of movies an excellent primer for some of the best gangster movies ever committed to film.

American Gangster

In American Gangster, the real-life character Frank Lucas starts out as a quiet driver for his boss, but exploits an opening in the power structure when his boss dies to build his own empire, creating his own version of the American Dream. Lucas outplays others in this field through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, even entering the »

- The Hollywood News

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The Ultimate Gangster Collection: Casino Edition

30 June 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The quality of the features offered in this selection lends well to the nature of the ultimate characterization. The films included in this selection are American Gangster, Scarface, Casino, Carlito’s Way, and Mean StreetsRidley Scott’s American Gangster may be an enjoyable romp, but it has tendencies of staggering under the weight of the film’s own perceived epic stature. The other four films, however, are bona fide classics, making this selection of movies an excellent primer for some of the best gangster movies ever committed to film.

American Gangster

In American Gangster, the real-life character Frank Lucas starts out as a quiet driver for his boss, but exploits an opening in the power structure when his boss dies to build his own empire, creating his own version of the American Dream. Lucas outplays others in this field through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, even entering the »

- The Hollywood News

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Watch: 20-Minute Video Essay Explores The Pool Hall Sequence From Brian De Palma's 'Carlito's Way'

23 June 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Brian De Palma’s overtly stylistic method of filmmaking may have won him fans such as Quentin Tarantino, but there’s a sinking feeling when you look over his career that he’s never quite received the respect he deserves. De Palma already had several films under his belt by the time the “movie brats” came of age in the 1970s. He worked with Robert De Niro years before Scorsese and Coppola ever got their hands on the actor. He’s amassed a filmography that features classics such as “Carrie,” “Scarface,” “The Untouchables,” and he has three other films in the Criterion Collection. And yet, he’s also the guy who somehow wound up with zero Oscar nods and six Razzie nominations. What’s that all about? No matter how you look at De Palma’s career, there’s no denying he can be a remarkable craftsman. Video essayist Julian Palmer »

- Ken Guidry

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Interview: Director David Gordon Green on Manglehorn

21 June 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with Manglehorn director David Gordon Green

One of the most interesting filmmakers working today, David Gordon Green has worked up an impressive list of films to his credit. He started with the true indie films George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls (2003), and Undertow (2004), and moved into studio-driven films like Pineapple Express (2008), Your Highness (2011), and The Sitter (2011), and he has segued back to indie fare like Prince Avalanche (2013), Joe (2013), and now with his latest, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter. Pacino stars in a challenging role as a lonely locksmith, stuck in a memory of a past love, and when he meets a lovely bank teller (played by Hunter), his life veers in a different direction. Set in and around Austin, Texas, the film is a highly unusual drama from a filmmaker at the peak of his powers. (Manglehorn is currently in theaters throughout the U. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Summer Culture Calendar: 90 Things to Watch, Hear, Read, and Do

14 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

June 6/15: If you've still got any cinematic energy left to spare after watching Jurassic World (seen above) on June 12, then check out Martin Scorsese's huge collection of movie posters, on display as part of “Scorsese Collects” at MoMA. If the posters belonged to anyone else, it might be a little bit — to quote GoodFellas — shine-boxy, like most hoards of pop-culture memorabilia. But, for example, that lobby card of Howard Hawks’s pre-Pacino Scarface? It’s owned by Martin Scorsese! 6/16: Remember the glorious musical Zeitgeist of 2009? When Nate Ruess and Jack Antonoff got together and released fun.’s first album, Aim and Ignite? And when a Brit producer named Ross (stage name: the way-more-superhero­esque “Hudson Mohawke”) put out his first album, Butter? Six years on, Ruess drops Grand Romantic, his first solo album, and Mohawke gets around to releasing his sophomore effort, Lantern.6/17: If 2009 seems like yesterday, »

- Matt Giles,Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

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Inside TheWrap’s Emmy Party With Stars of ‘American Crime,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Transparent’ (Photos)

12 June 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stars from TV’s buzziest shows like “Empire,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “American Crime,” and “Jane the Virgin” flocked to TheWrap’s 2015 Emmy party at the London Hotel in West Hollywood on Thursday night. With Major Lazer’s worldwide No. 1 hit “Lean On” playing in the rooftop space with its sunset view of Sunset Boulevard, a slew of Hollywood figures like “Scarface” star Steven Bauer, “Justified” actress Kaitlyn Dever and Titus Welliver (forever the Man in Black from “Lost” but now leading Amazon’s “Bosch”) sized up this year’s Emmy race over cocktails. The guest list included Oscar winners like “American Crime” creator John Ridley, »

- Mikey Glazer

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Cliff Martinez' warning: 'The Knick' season 2 will be 'darker,' but how?

5 June 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cliff Martinez is hard at work on the score for "The Knick" season 2 for Steven Soderbergh, is mulling music for Nicolas Winding-Refn's "The Neon Demon" and has at least seen the script for Harmony Korine's next "The Trap," which is perhaps his next firm gig. Those names have been, erm, instrumental to Martinez' rise as an in-demand composer (though for some reason he just can't seem to hold down those outside, one-off commercial projects, dang it). Weaving organic, odd instruments in with electronic sources, the musician/writer has found natural creative companions in equally odd, forward-thinking and intuitive directors. Martinez has been in these pages before, after massaging a cold, macabre and grand score out of bloodlusty "Only God Forgives." His electronic soundtrack for Cinemax period drama "The Knick" is so gorgeous, the tracks stand boldly on their own. Below is an abridged version of my interview with Martinez, »

- Katie Hasty

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Shootouts

2 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or »

- Shane Ramirez

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A Most Violent Year DVD Review

17 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: J.C. Chandor

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel

Cert: 15

Running Time: 120 mins

Features: Commentary with J.C. Chandor, Neal Dodson & Anna Gerb. Featurettes, Behind The Violence (Making Of), The Contagious Nature Of Violence (Director Interview), Conversations With Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain, Trailers/TV Spots, Deleted Scenes, Behind The Scenes Photos

Imagine if Sidney Lumet had directed The Long Good Friday. That instead of a blood-soaked gangster thriller about a man trying to better himself with guns and fists you had something more thoughtful, yet just as sinister. Writer/director J.C. Chandor’s third film takes the backdrop of New York at the outset of 1981 – the notorious year of the title – and uses it as context for the engrossing story of an entrepreneur trying to operate the cleanest way possible in the murkiest of environments.

Oscar Isaac plays Abel, who runs a heating oil »

- Steve Palace

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Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art for Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox

14 May 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In a future devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled with big robot brawls. Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox hits home media on Blu-ray beginning July 7th, complete with audio commentaries and interviews aplenty.

Press Release -- "In the distant future, mankind has forsaken global wars for battles of single combat. The world has been divided into two opposing super powers, with each side represented by trained champions. Their weapons are huge robotic machines, capable of battle on land, sea and in the air. From celebrated director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and executive producer Charles Band comes Robot Jox, a riveting sci-fi action adventure. Directed by Stuart Gordon, the film stars Gary Graham (TV’s Alien Nation), Anne-Marie Johnson (TV’s In The Heat of the Night, Jag), Paul Koslo (Voyage of the Damned), Robert Sampson (Re-Animator, The Dark Side of the Moon), Danny Kamekona (Hawaii Five-o, »

- Derek Anderson

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