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Jeff Bridges Teases ‘Tron 3’ and His Return to the McU

10 August 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Jeff Bridges hasn’t done a lot of sequels. There’s Texasville, the follow-up to The Last Picture Show, and Tron: Legacy, and now he’s joining the Kingsman series for the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He’s never been against doing them. In a new interview with Uproxx, he explains that he expected to do Starman 2 but the movie continued as a TV series instead. And he had no idea The Big Lebowski was spinning off without him for the upcoming Going Places. He says...

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Jeff Bridges Teases ‘Tron 3’ and His Return to the McU

9 August 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Jeff Bridges hasn’t done a lot of sequels. There’s Texasville, the follow-up to The Last Picture Show, and Tron: Legacy, and now he’s joining the Kingsman series for next month's sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He’s never been against doing sequels. In a new interview with Uproxx, he explains that he expected to do Starman 2 but the movie continued as a TV series instead. And he had no idea The Big Lebowski was spinning off without him into the upcoming movie Going Places. However, he says of the idea of him ever reprising his role as that iconic title character: You know, there’s so many rumors about Lebowski, that they’re going to remake him, and so I hear those like everybody else. I get excited, but they all turn out to be...

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The Raid, Filmmaker John Carpenter, Last Jedi Bts, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

21 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   21 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #5 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issue: 7.14.17

What's happening everybody? It's Comic-Con week here at Lrm, so while everyone else is geeking-out down in San Diego, we decided to get a little bit weird. We're digging into some classic John Carpenter films, we've got a couple truly amazing fight scenes, a war film that can go toe-to-toe with Dunkirk, and an awesome new behind-the-scenes video about this holiday's Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Have a great Weekend guys!!!

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic »

- David Kozlowski

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John Carpenter Developing ‘Tales for a Halloween Night’ and ‘Nightside’ TV Series

6 July 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Carpenter stays busy. In addition to producing new takes on “Halloween” and “Escape From New York” and co-writing an upcoming series of “Big Trouble in Little China” comics, the horror auteur is taking on television as well. Carpenter is developing two small-screen projects, reports THR: Syfy’s scripted anthology series “Tales for a Halloween Night” and Universal Cable Productions’ “Nightside,” based on the series of books by Simon R. Green.

Read More: John Carpenter Will Co-Write ‘Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack’

“I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television,” said Carpenter. “On one hand it’s a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming.” “Tales for a Halloween Night” will be based on his own series of graphic novels »

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John Carpenter Developing ‘Tales for a Halloween Night’ and ‘Nightside’ TV Series

6 July 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Carpenter stays busy. In addition to producing new takes on “Halloween” and “Escape From New York” and co-writing an upcoming series of “Big Trouble in Little China” comics, the horror auteur is taking on television as well. Carpenter is developing two small-screen projects, reports THR: Syfy’s scripted anthology series “Tales for a Halloween Night” and Universal Cable Productions’ “Nightside,” based on the series of books by Simon R. Green.

Read More: John Carpenter Will Co-Write ‘Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack’

“I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television,” said Carpenter. “On one hand it’s a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming.” “Tales for a Halloween Night” will be based on his own series of graphic novels »

- Michael Nordine

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Class of 1987: 30 Years of Liquid Evil – Celebrating John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness

5 July 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Poor John Carpenter. Like nearly all of the truly great horror filmmakers, his movies are destined to be misunderstood in their time, only finding the proper appreciation several years after the fact when the rest of the world is finally able to catch up to what he’s doing. It’s not always the case, of course, as he has had a handful of commercial hits; for many years, his breakthrough movie Halloween was the most successful independent film ever made. It was the rare instance in which audiences were tuned in to what Carpenter was doing at the time he was doing it. Most of his other great films—and he has more great films than almost any other director working in the genre—took years to connect with the public. Don’t blame Carpenter for that. He’s a man ahead of his time.

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Cannes 2017. Retro Futurist—Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Before We Vanish"

23 May 2017 10:21 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Leave it to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, our favorite director of B movies that look like art films (or are they the other way around?), to upturn the nostalgia for American blockbusters of the 1980s. Japan’s modern day Don Siegel or Robert Aldrich, who admires in equal parts Jean-Luc Godard and, based on his new film Before We Vanish, John Carpenter, does Super 8, Midnight Special and Stranger Things one better by jumping off from 30-year-old conventions and making a damn good film.A bloody prologue of a massacred family and the dazzled schoolgirl culprit (Yuri Tsunematsu) suggests Kurosawa is squarely back in the horror-thriller genre, but the film’s tone and our expectations are suddenly taken an entirely other way by Yusuke Hayashi’s soundtrack shifting to a plucky comic theme. We learn that the girl is one of three aliens who have arrived on earth and inhabit human bodies, awkwardly »

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The Pros and Cons of Looking Back: Close-Up on John Carpenter’s "Christine" and "Starman"

14 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown »

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Comics Corner: Penny Dreadful, The Walking Dead #167, Outcast #27, Paper Girls #14

4 May 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome back to another Comics Corner, highlighting some of the most interesting horror-related comics now in circulation. Miss The Walking Dead on your TV screen? Well, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #167 from Image Comics is out now, and we have the cover artwork! Also: Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #2.2, Blood Blister #2, Outcast #27, Fissure #2, Paper Girls #14, Big Trouble in Little China/Lost in New York, and Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 1.

Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #2.2: "Continues the story directly after the shocking events of Penny Dreadful’s season three TV finale, featuring Ethan Chandler, Sir Malcolm Murray, Ferdinand Lyle, and Lily! Written by Penny Dreadful TV series co-executive producer Chris King with interior art by Jésus Hérvas (Sons of Anarchy).

Written by: Chris King

Art by: Jesus Hervas

Colored by: Jason Wordie

Cover by: Tristan Jones

Genres: Action/AdventureHorrorMovies & TV

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Video Essay. John Carpenter: Master of Perspective

4 May 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.From the start, the disparity between John Carpenter’s tastes and his impulses as an artist were obvious to even those who loved him dearly. His breakout film, Halloween (1978), arguably the most replicated movie of all-time, was derided by one side of the taste divide for its players’ full-throated embrace of still-nascent horror archetypes—those whining babysitters and their slavishly puckish boyfriends!—and celebrated by the other for stylishly transcending its origins as an artless genre project. His remake of The Thing (1982) was attacked for placing special effects on the same level as classic suspense techniques, both of which, in Carpenter’s hands, were executed to perfection and denigrated accordingly. This duality in Carpenter’s work lead many, particularly as his career went on, to push back against his perceived inclination towards silliness. »

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actor Race

21 February 2017 6:07 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/21/2017 9:07:00 Am

The Best Supporting Actor Oscar is pretty much Mahershala Ali's to lose.

Despite that, this year's line-up of Best Supporting Actor nominees is incredibly strong, and anyone would be a worthy winner. However, Ali has won almost every award leading up to the Oscars, except for the Golden Globe which surprisingly went to Nocturnal Animals' Aaron Taylor Johnson (who wasn't even nominated for the Oscar). Moonlight is a major awards contender that right now looks like it's being outshone by La La Land. If Moonlight is guaranteed an Oscar in any category, it's this one.

We're breaking down the nominees for Best Supporting Actor below!

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Previous Nominations: First time nominee

Mahershala Ali plays an unlikely father figure in Moonlight. »

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The Space Between Us review

13 February 2017 9:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson star in new sci-fi romance, The Space Between Us. Here's our review...

Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson play star-crossed lovers in The Space Between Us, a sci-fi romance which, shockingly, is not an adaptation of a novel by Nicholas Sparks or Stephenie Meyer. It's still full of the sort of contrivances that usually get explained away by some well-read fan as being faithful to the source material, but it comes from an original screenplay. However, when you realise that the screenplay was written by Allan Loeb, author of last year's feel-bad turkey Collateral Beauty, you might start to understand why it's utter nonsense.

In the not-too-distant future, 16-year-old Gardner Elliot (Butterfield) is the first human born on Mars. Raised by scientists and kept secret from the people of Earth by aerospace CEO Nathaniel Shepard (Gary Oldman), Gardner rails against his sheltered life and longs to »

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Oscars: Jeff Bridges Only Bested By Two People in Terms of Academy Awards Career Length

12 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Jeff Bridges in ‘Hell or High Water’ (Courtesy: CBS Films)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

With yet another opportunity to win this year, Jeff Bridges expands his Academy Awards career to 45 years — with the chance to add to it. This is quite an accomplishment as there are very few actors and actresses with a span of that long between their last or most recent nomination. Let’s take a look at some of these other legends with Oscar stretches almost as long as or even longer than that of Bridges.

This year Bridges is nominated for best supporting actor for Hell or High Water and is up against Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). Hell or High Water — a Western crime thriller directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan — is also nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, »

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Films that led to other films being cancelled

9 February 2017 2:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2017

Had Tomorrowland been a hit, we might have had a Tron sequel. We look at movies whose fate had a knock-on effect on other films...

You've probably heard of chaos theory and a thing called the butterfly effect - a concept where the flapping of an insect's wings in a London borough causes a shed to collapse somewhere in the Australian outback.  In other words, seemingly incidental events can have a knock-on effect on everything else - like that old board game, Mousetrap, where a ball falling into a bath caused a boot to kick a bucket, which eventually led to the cruel detainment of several rodents.

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The concept applies even in the high-stakes, high-energy world of filmmaking, where the success of one type of movie can prompt rival studios to greenlight their own, »

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Oscar Directing Nominees Help Us Trace Their DNA

7 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directors influence each other with their work. Sometimes that influence is overt — “La La Land” clearly evokes “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — but other times it is more unexpected, hinging on storytelling choices or structure.

Variety asked this year’s directing nominees to help us trace the DNA of their movies, and all were happy to oblige.

Arrival

Paramount

In Villeneuve’s alien-invasion tale, humans eventually discover that the aliens “want to help you help us.”

Villeneuve’s choices:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” 1968: “Definitely ‘2001’,” Villeneuve says, of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic in which Earthlings, searching for signs of intelligent life, are nearly outwitted by artificial intelligence.

Jaws” 1975: “It was Spielberg’s idea that you unveil slowly the entity, to create suspense,” Villeneuve says. “That very slow striptease is something I stole from ‘Jaws.’ ”

Our choices:

The Day the Earth Stood Still” 1951: Aliens caution »

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Santa Barbara Fest Honors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Raft of Artisans

1 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will screen a wide array of films, scores of them world or U.S. premieres, and pay tribute to film luminaries, including Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Isabelle Huppert, and Casey Affleck.

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

Cinema Vanguard Award

The “Manchester by the Sea” co-stars, both Oscar- nominated for their roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a taciturn Boston handyman with a tortured past, will receive the Cinema Vanguard honor on Feb. 5. Affleck has one earlier nomination under his belt, for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” while Williams previously scored three Academy Award nominations — for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” and “My Week With Marilyn.”

Jeff Bridges

American Riviera Award

The Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” star is being honored for his contribution to film by the festival. A child of Hollywood — his father, Lloyd, »

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