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James Woods, 70, Is Retiring from Acting and Trying to ‘Simplify His Life,’ According to Real Estate Agent

6 October 2017 8:14 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Woods has found the most unusual way ever to take a final bow.

The 70-year-old actor announced his plans to retire from acting via his real estate agent when he put his Exeter, Rhode Island, property up for sale.

Agent Allen Gammons told the Providence Journal, that the actor is “retiring from the entertainment industry and seeking to ‘simplify his life’ by selling ‘his many real estate holdings on both coasts.’ ”

Gammons revealed the actor’s brother and mother recently died, and that he hoped to spend time on photography, antiquing and playing Texas Hold’em poker, according to the Journal. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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James Woods says he's retiring to focus on his antiquing

6 October 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After a career that’s spanned TV, film, theater, and, allegedly, a whole bunch of creeped-out teenagers in Los Angeles parking lots, James Woods has announced that he’s retiring from acting. And, because nothing can be straightforward with the famously litigious Videodrome star, he apparently did so via a real estate…

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- William Hughes

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James Woods Says Property Listing Retirement Announcement Was a Mistake

6 October 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Actor James Woods, who has said his conservative political views make it hard to get acting jobs, posted a property listing containing an announcement of his retirement from acting on Friday. Woods now says that announcement was in error.

“My career is not going to end in a real estate announcement,” Woods told The Washington Post in an interview.

According to the original statement from real estate agent Allen Gammons, Woods “is retiring from the entertainment industry and hopes to ‘simplify his life’ by selling ‘his many real estate holdings on both coasts.'”

The statement from the agent read that he wanted to spend more time on photography, antiquing and poker. Woods owns four homes in Rhode Island.

According to Woods, he had spoken with Gammons about his property holdings and indicated that he wanted to “simplify by having less property as [he went] toward retirement.” When Gammons read the listing back to him over the phone »

- Matt Fernandez and Erin Nyren

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James Woods Is Retiring (From Acting, Not Being a Jerk on Twitter)

6 October 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Woods has quietly announced his retirement from acting. Best known for his roles in such films as “Videodrome,” “Casino,” and “Once Upon a Time in America,” Woods has more recently attracted attention for his outspoken, highly conservative remarks on social media.

Read More:Amber Tamblyn Responds to Alleged Creep James Woods: ‘Only You and Your Darkness Know Who You Are’

The actor, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year, has twice been nominated for an Academy Award: in 1987 for his leading role in “Salvador” and again 10 years later for his supporting turn in “Ghosts of Mississippi.” His announcement was nestled in a press release sent out by his real-estate agent about Woods putting up his lake house in Rhode Island for sale.

Read More:‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Armie Hammer Roasts James Woods on Twitter: ‘Didn’t You Date a 19 Year Old When You Were »

- Michael Nordine

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

19 September 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Eastern Promises’: David Cronenberg’s Brutal Drama of Family Ties

14 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

In remembering David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, one scene immediately comes to mind: Viggo Mortensen fighting two fully clothed men in a bathhouse while completely nude. Cronenberg, never one to shy away from showing the human body, »

- The Film Stage

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James Woods Bashes CNN Over Hurricane Irma Tweet, CNN Bashes Back

11 September 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

For film fans and TV viewers, James Woods is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning star of such films as “Salvador”, “Videodrome” and “Ghosts of Mississippi”, as well for his CBS legal drama “Shark” and 1989 TV movie “My Name Is Bill W.” Yet for the 70-year-old actor’s Twitter followers, Woods is primarily known these […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Armie Hammer Roasts James Woods on Twitter: ‘Didn’t You Date a 19 Year Old When You Were 60?’

11 September 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you enjoy James Woods as an actor — and, with his performances in films like “Videodrome” and “Once Upon a Time in America,” you’ve no reason not to — then you may have had a difficult time dealing with his Twitter persona in recent years. The outspoken conservative goes out of his way to criticize #liberals as often as possible, occasionally (okay,very occasionally) landing a solid blow but more often getting dunked on in his mentions.

Read More:‘Call Me By Your Name’ First Trailer: Luca Guadagnino Delivers One of the Indie Film Masterpieces of 2017

That was certainly the case this morning, when “Call Me by Your Name” star Armie Hammer responded to Woods’ negative tweet about the gay romance directed by Luca Guadagnino, which has been earning raves since its Sundance premiere and is now at Tiff. Quoting a tweet pointing out that the film’s two lovers are 24 and 17 years old, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Return of the Living Dead 3′ Blu-ray Review (Vestron Video)

23 August 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kent McCord, J. Trevor Edmond, Melinda Clarke, Basil Wallace, Sarah Douglas | Written by John Penney | Directed by Brian Yuzna

These days he might be making nonsense like Amphibious Creature of the Deep, but Brian Yuzna’s directorial career began on a high with the excellent body horror satire Society, followed up by a good Re-Animator sequel. Then in 1993 came Return of the Living Dead 3, which, while not matching Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 original, goes some way to righting the wrongs of Part II.

Experiments with “Trioxin” gas began in 1969. The idea was to resurrect the dead and use them as a zombie army. It didn’t go so well, and now the cadavers are locked away in tanks in a temporary government facility. (The facility recalls Day of the Dead’s underground bunker, although it looks rather like a Red Dwarf set at times.)

Colonel John Reynolds (Kent McCord »

- Rupert Harvey

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Great Films Unfairly Forgotten in Time

6 August 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on forgotten films…

Time is a cruel mistress. It’s the one constant and something no one can alter (except Marty McFly and Doc Brown). Looks go, memories fade and in cinematic terms a film can be forgotten over time. Now sometimes it’s probably a good thing. Take for example the turn of the century and the release of Battlefield Earth. One of the undisputed turkeys of modern cinema. An unmitigated disaster on every level. However it’s not one that always springs directly to mind nowadays when people thing of cinematic disasters. In part there’s been even worse since, and on even more bloated budgets. In that respect, time has been a little kind.

However there are a lot of films which were good, great, maybe on occasion cinematically important which have become hazy memories over time. Perhaps they never quite got the recognition or »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantasia Review: ‘Sequence Break’ is Cronenberg Without the Clarity

3 August 2017 3:46 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Introversion and high anxiety are real and can be triggered by the tiniest of things or the lack thereof. Oz (Chase Williamson) has struggled with both his entire life, that insecurity in social situations driving him towards the world of videogames. The joy of solitude playing them and being good at them brought him into a society of like-minded individuals and ultimately a career as mechanic to dinosaurs of derelict arcades past. Was he happy? Sure. Things could always be better, but isn’t that true for everyone? Routine might propel his actions — sleep, work, beer, and repeat — but it’s that type of monotony that keeps him safe. To take a chance on more would risk his falling apart completely. Unfortunately for him, change eventually comes for us all.

Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break takes us into Oz’s mind when the inevitable occurs. His world is turned upside »

- Jared Mobarak

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Fantasia 2017: ‘Sequence Break’ Review

18 July 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper

Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games, refurbishing and restoring them to their former glory. That is, until he meets Tess (Therese). The two quickly become romantically entwined, but their budding romance is slowly threatened by a mysterious game that seems to be drawing the two deeper and deeper into its void of slime and Cronenbergian horror. Amid the strange occurrences, a cryptic vagabond also appears, lurking around the arcade workshop at night. The dilapidated madman shouts about doom and destruction as the couple cling to the remnants of their normal lives. Oz soon finds himself facing off against the eight-bit portal to the cosmos, to both save himself and his newfound love.

Having already appeared in Almost Human and The Mind’s »

- Phil Wheat

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Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Zachary Dent6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

Canada Day only comes once a year and what better way to appreciate this northern paradise than with a movie that takes place within our borders. After all the eating, drinking, barbecuing, and partying, it's nice to kick back, relax, and take in a Canadian classic. We've got a list of some pretty great ones! So take a gander below and check out a few movies that take place close to home.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Based on Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel series, director Edgar Wright condensed a seven-part saga into one epic, Toronto-set film. From notable places like Casa Loma, concert venues like Lee's Palace, and famous intersections like Bloor and »

- Zachary Dent

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian films

19 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsCelebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsAdriana Floridia4/19/2017 11:42:00 Am

Today is National Canadian Film Day and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching Canadian movies!

Canadian films are largely underrated, but there are tons of filmmakers, both new and old, that are resurrecting the Canadian film scene. While Quebec has always had a strong presence in the film-making world, with directors like Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve and Jean Marc Vallee constantly doing us proud, there's also a lot of great efforts from the English-speaking Canadian film realm, that we often forget about. Legends like David Cronenberg, Deepa Mehta and Guy Maddin have always made distinct, challenging work, and there's a new emerging scene--from the more established filmmakers like Jason Reitman and Sarah Polley, to a new crop of directors like Matt Johnson and Andrew Cividino. »

- Adriana Floridia

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian films

19 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsCelebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsAdriana Floridia4/19/2017 11:42:00 Am

Today is National Canadian Film Day and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching Canadian movies!

Canadian films are largely underrated, but there are tons of filmmakers, both new and old, that are resurrecting the Canadian film scene. While Quebec has always had a strong presence in the film-making world, with directors like Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve and Jean Marc Vallee constantly doing us proud, there's also a lot of great efforts from the English-speaking Canadian film realm, that we often forget about. Legends like David Cronenberg, Deepa Mehta and Guy Maddin have always made distinct, challenging work, and there's a new emerging scene--from the more established filmmakers like Jason Reitman and Sarah Polley, to a new crop of directors like Matt Johnson and Andrew Cividino. »

- Adriana Floridia

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Toronto: The Cinematic City

13 April 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The most populous city in Canada has appeared on-screen in many different ways over the years.Enemy (2013)

There are many ways in which cities are portrayed in cinema. Sometimes cities are anonymous and nameless, and sometimes cities become characters in the films they are portrayed in. Cities can be merely incidental settings, or the specific locations within a city can be incredibly important both narratively and visually. The people within a city tend to represent the place itself: how they act, how they dress, where they work, how they speak, and what they eat. All of these things can be related to the place they live. Cities are home to an infinite multitude of experiences — people from different places, with different families, different wants and desires and identities.

There are cities that are frequently remembered as being iconic within the world of cinema. Paris, Rome, New York, Venice, Chicago, and London have all received loving portraits in »

- Angela Morrison

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Feature: Taboo-Busting Horror

17 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

What are “Taboo Busters”? These are the films that dared go where no-one had gone before… Joining the ranks of great cinematic taboo busters is We Are the Flesh – the debut film from director Emiliano Rocha Minter – an extraordinary and unsettling film experience about a young brother and sister roaming an apocalyptic city, who take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit, who takes them on a sexually-charged, nightmarish journey into an other-worldy dimension.

The film, out now from Arrow Video, is certainly not for the prudish or faint-hearted, featuring explicit sex and grotesque set pieces, building to a finale of demonically depraved proportions, making We Are the Flesh extreme art cinema at its boldest and most taboo-bustingly bizarre. Here are six more films, also released by Arrow Video, that pushed the boundaries of cinema as never before.

The Beast (1975)

Walerian Borowczyk’s film is that rarest of, »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Supernatural Forces’ DVD Review

13 February 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers | Written and Directed by Joe Begos

Back in 2014 first-time director Joe Begos exploded on the horror scene with Almost Human, an alien abduction movie drenched in 80s flair. Now he’s back with his second feature, Supernatural Forces aka The Mind’s Eye, another film that’s not afraid to wear its love of 80s horror on its sleeve. In this case referencing the work of David Cronenberg and Brian De Palma, and films like the Scanners franchise, Carrie and the classic telekinetic fear flick The Fury.

Confession time: I’m not the biggest fan of David Cronenberg’s Scanners. If not for exploding head scene and the final battle between Revok and Vale, the film would be a very dull futuristic thriller. »

- Phil Wheat

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