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Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’

Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’
A semi-sequel to 2010’s “Skyline” which follows different characters from the same alien-invasion starting point through fantasy perils on a grander scale, “Beyond Skyline” does its predecessor proud in that it, too, is fast-paced and colorful enough to rate as a solid guilty pleasure. This helming debut for Liam O’Donnell, who co-wrote the original, is another showcase for the FX work of the earlier films’ co-directors the Brothers Strause and their company Hydraulx (which has contributed visual effects to numerous recent tentpoles).

All three dudes were centrally involved with 2007’s “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.” If this new movie also seems to have a whole lot of Aliens and Predators running around, well, it’s not the kind of joint you expect originality from, in narrative or even stylistic terms. It is, however, a goofy hybrid that’s never dull and sometimes flat-out ridiculous, never taking itself so seriously for its logical shortcomings to feel truly embarrassing
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Artax Sinking into The Swamp of Sadness in “The Neverending Story” Might be the Saddest Movie Scene Ever

I think I actually felt tears running down my cheeks when I watched this as a kid. It was when I was watching it alone and in my own home obviously, since boys weren’t allowed to cry at that age without being ranked out to the dogs and back. But when Artax starts sinking into the muck you can’t help but feel as though you’re losing your own best friend. When Atreyu starts yanking on his reins and yelling at him you don’t know how to react, what to do, or even why your heart is breaking in two. It’s

Artax Sinking into The Swamp of Sadness in “The Neverending Story” Might be the Saddest Movie Scene Ever
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My Little Pony: the serious side to singing pastel ponies

Anna Dobbie Nov 1, 2017

As the My Little Pony movie plays in cinemas, why there's lots going on behind the bright colours...

A spoiler for The Never Ending Story lies ahead.

My Little Pony fans have a tough ride. There’s a sweet spot for pre-teen girls where it’s just about socially acceptable to love the brightly coloured dream-horses, but after that, you start to get sideways looks when you walk slightly too slowly down the toy aisle in Tesco. Trust me, I know.

Male fans have it even worse, with any interest assumed to be sexual – either an indication of homosexuality or a cartoon bestiality fetish with disturbingly paedophilic overtones. Such a gendered reaction to a show featuring six female protagonists that preaches acceptance and love is an unfortunate reflection of toxic masculinity seeping into all stages of life. It’s sad that, to some, these conclusions are more
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New TV spot for comic book adaptation The Chair

Ahead of its home entertainment release this Halloween, a new TV spot has arrived online for the Alterna Comics graphic novel adaptation The Chair, which features a cast that includes Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story) and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), as well as Roddy Piper in his final screen role; check it out here…

The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the savage killings of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s psychotic Warden, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is forced to question his sanity and confront his own horrific past.

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Flight Of The Navigator reboot gets a new writer

Tony Sokol Sep 29, 2017

Joe Henderson, the showrunner on Lucifer, will set the course for Flight Of The Navigator remake

Joe Henderson, the showrunner on Fox’s TV series adaptation of DC/Vertigo comic’s Lucifer will write the upcoming Flight Of The Navigator remake. The reboot is being developed and produced by The Henson Co. for Lionsgate.

Flight Of The Navigator was, of course, a 1986 American sci fi adventure film from Producers Sales Organization (The Outsiders, The Neverending Story) and put out by Disney. It tells the story of 12-year-old David Scott Freeman, who gets knocked unconscious in the woods and wakes up eight years later the exact same age and with total amnesia about what happened in the warped time, while everyone else aged.

Nasa sees a connection between the kid and a UFO they recovered, but the kid uncovers an intergalactic mystery through telepathic contact with a being
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8 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Based on Books

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Books have been a great source of inspiration for the movie industry, but sometimes they sneak up on you and unless you really pay attention to the credits you’d never know a film was based on a book. As we continue our look at various book/movie adaptations, I’m taking a look at the movies you most likely didn’t know were based on books!

If you’re looking to dive more into our discussion on books and the movies, be sure to check out our articles on Bad Books That Made for Great Movies and the Top 10 Movie Franchises Based on Novels. Now...let’s get to it!

Die Hard

Yeah, I’m sure most people would have never guessed this was based off of a book. It’s easy to see why as the book is titled Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and doesn’t
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A Baby Cow Who Looks Like Gene Simmons, Plus More Celebs Who Have Animal Doppelgangers, According to the Internet

A Baby Cow Who Looks Like Gene Simmons, Plus More Celebs Who Have Animal Doppelgangers, According to the Internet
Politicians. Dramatic actors. Broadcast journalists. Musicians. Entrepreneurs.

None of the above are known for having an especially great sense of humor. Fortunately, Mother Nature — and the Internet — have other ideas.

Is there anything funnier (or sillier) than a famous person embracing his or her animal lookalike? We think not. Check out some of the most delightful celebrity-furball doppëlgangers the World Wide Web has to offer.

1. “Kiss” Calf Gene Simmons

ABC News reports that a baby cow named “Genie” has captured hearts across the country with her unique looks. The calf, who was born July 28 at a ranch in Kerrville, Texas,
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Obsessions

What a great sales hook — a feature film with a Bernard Herrmann music score that we hadn’t heard of. And one of the writers was Martin Scorsese, before Boxcar Bertha and Mean Streets! But wait, it isn’t as simple as that. The new release is more than a little confusing. Its own ad copy first calls this Dutch production ‘obscure,’ and not four sentences later describes it as a ‘classic exploitation film.’

Obsessions

Blu-ray + DVD

Cult Epics

1969 / Color / 1:37 flat full frame (should be widescreen) / 91 min. / Bezeten – Het gat in de muur / Street Date May 9, 2017 / 34.95

Starring: Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler, Tom van Beek, Donald Jones, Elisabeth Versluys, Marijke Boonstra, Vibeke, Michael Krebs, Hasmig Terveen, Fons Rademakers, Victoria Naelin, Adrian Brine, Sara Heyblom.

Cinematography: Frans Bromet, Hubertus Hagen

Film Editor: Henri Rust

Original Music: Bernard Herrmann

Written by Pim de la Parra, Wim Verstappen, Martin Scorsese

Produced by Pim de la Parra,
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Constantin Drives Into Tentpoles With ‘Monster Hunter,’ ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot (Exclusive)

Constantin Drives Into Tentpoles With ‘Monster Hunter,’ ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot (Exclusive)
Constantin Film, producer of the $1.2 billion-grossing “Resident Evil” franchise, is driving into tentpole movie production with a “Resident Evil” reboot and “Monster Hunter.”

As with “Resident Evil,” “Monster Hunter” is based on a video game property from Japan’s Capcom. It will be directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and produced by Jeremy Bolt, the producer-director team behind “Resident Evil.” Constantin aims to bring “Monster Hunter” onto the market in late 2017 or early 2018, Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz said at Cannes.

Details of the “Resident Evil” reboot are currently under wraps.

Also in the works is “Polar,” an adaptation of Victor Santos’ action noir graphic novels, to be directed by Sweden’s Jonas Akerlund, who is best known for music videos for Madonna, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

At Cannes, Constantin will also bring onto the market, via Ralph Kamp’s Timeless Films, two Germany-originated movies: the $33 million-plus fantasy
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Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct

Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct
Here’s how studios say they see it: Sure, we really want to hire women directors. But there’s almost no studio movie that isn’t big budget, and we can’t find women who have the experience necessary to handle the really big movies. (Never mind Colin Trevorrow. Or Marc Webb. Or Gareth Edwards. Or Jon Watts.)

Of course, that logic is a vicious cycle at best, but here’s a chance to break it. Director Reed Morano’s dazzling execution of the first three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” suggests another excellent source for future women directors: top cinematographers.

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Women cinematographers work harder, longer, and have to be gifted and tough in order to keep landing jobs. As a cinematographer, make one mistake and you’re through. Any working cinematographer has more than
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Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct

Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct
Here’s how studios say they see it: Sure, we really want to hire women directors. But there’s almost no studio movie that isn’t big budget, and we can’t find women who have the experience necessary to handle the really big movies. (Never mind Colin Trevorrow. Or Marc Webb. Or Gareth Edwards. Or Jon Watts.)

Of course, that logic is a vicious cycle at best, but here’s a chance to break it. Director Reed Morano’s dazzling execution of the first three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” suggests another excellent source for future women directors: top cinematographers.

Read More: 7 Female Genre Filmmakers You Should Get to Know Right Now

Women cinematographers work harder, longer, and have to be gifted and tough in order to keep landing jobs. As a cinematographer, make one mistake and you’re through. Any working cinematographer has more than
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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 73: Interview w/Tami Stronach of ‘Neverending Story’

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flicks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode Episode 73: Interview with Tami Stronach of ‘The Neverending Story

Kev gets to fully geek out and tickle his nostalgia bone by speaking with the Childlike Empress herself Tami Stronach of The Neverending Story. Tami is on the show to speak to guys about life after he Neverending Story and how although we may not have seen her face as much since, she has been super busy with her career. She also tells us about stepping back into movies with the indie flick Ultra Low. We loved talking to Tami and had a blast. Look our for more
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Sergey Loznitsa, FX guru Colin Arthur, HBO's Steve Matthews set for Visegrad

Sergey Loznitsa, FX guru Colin Arthur, HBO's Steve Matthews set for Visegrad
The Young Pope production designer Ludovica Ferrario also slated to attend film and TV forum.

Documentary filmmaker Sergey Loznitsa (My Joy), special effects creator Colin Arthur, and HBO executive Steve Matthews are among guests set to attend the sixth Visegrad Film Forum in Slovakia.

Loznitsa’s latest film Austerlitz premiered at Venice last year. Arthur is known for his decades of work in special effects and makeup, with his credits including Class Of The Titans, Conan The Barbarian and The NeverEnding Story.

Matthews is HBO Europe’s vice president and executive producer for drama development, Central Europe, Nordic and Spain; his credits include drama series The Borgias.

Further guests at the forum will include The Young Pope and Youth production designer Ludovica Ferrario, and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík, who collorated on Burning Bush and Wasteland for HBO Europe.

The Visegrad Film Forum will take place at the Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava
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80s fantasy movie moments that terrified us as kids

Ryan Lambie Mar 22, 2017

Fearsome monsters, grasping hands, and a suggestive tree. Here are 10 fantasy movie moments that scarred us as kids...

Sooner or later, you're going to see a scary movie. Whether you sneak down and watch a horror film on late night television, watch a Nightmare On Elm Street sequel round a friend's house or watch clips of slasher movies on YouTube, horror movies are always out there, waiting in the wings for the young and curious.

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But long before most of us graduate to the stage of our lives where we start seeking out 18-rated movies of gore and terror, we reliably encounter scary moments in what might initially seem to be harmless family adventure films.

The 1980s was an
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Atreyu From Neverending Story in Debt From Injuries Suffered From the Movie

Atreyu From Neverending Story in Debt From Injuries Suffered From the Movie
Atreyu was our favorite child warrior from back in the 80s. His adventures in The Neverending Story were legendary. Unfortunately, those adventures with his horse Artax and luck dragon Falcor came at a huge price. The actor who played Atreyu, Noah Hathaway is still in debt from spinal injuries suffered on set during filming of the 80s classic. During a rehearsal Hathaway Noah was crushed by a rogue horse and it severely damaged his vertebrae. Noah somehow plowed through filming in great pain, but it’s lingered for decades and it’s cost him over $1 million over the course of 30

Atreyu From Neverending Story in Debt From Injuries Suffered From the Movie
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‘The Neverending Story’ Star Noah Hathaway Crowdsourcing Funds For Medical Bills

‘The Neverending Story’ Star Noah Hathaway Crowdsourcing Funds For Medical Bills
A neighbor of Noah Hathaway has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help pay for the actor’s medical bills. According to the information shared by Gregor Gillespie, the actor, known for his portrayal of Atreyu in the 1984 film “The Neverending Story,” recently underwent a major spinal fusion surgery, which he is still recovering from and has left him with a medical bill for $184,138.67.

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“Let’s show our support for a true film icon in his hour of need,” Gillespie wrote. “[He] has given so much to our movie heritage, which has inspired generations and will continue to do so for many more years to come.”

According to Gillespie, during rehearsals for “The Neverending Story,” Hathaway, who was about 12 years old at the time, fell from his horse. Gillespie says
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Exclusive Interview: The NeverEnding Story star Tami Stronach

david j. moore chats with The NeverEnding Story star Tami Stronach

Based on the rich fantasy novel by Michael Ende, Wolfgang Peterson’s The NeverEnding Story has endured and flourished as a favorite fantasy film for more than 30 years. In the pivotal role as The Childlike Empress, Tami Stronach embodied ancient, timeless beauty in her performance. Stronach, who was only 10 years old when she was cast in the role, left acting behind to pursue a career in dance and choreography, but she’s recently begun to connect with fans of the film, and in this interview she talks about her very special experience of making the film and what she’s been up to lately.

I can’t believe I’m about to have a conversation with The Childlike Empress!

I’m not really an all-powerful, ageless being, though, right? (Laughing.)

I know, I know. It is what it is.
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David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly Rehearsing the Ballroom Dance scene in Labyrinth

Labyrinth will always go down as being one of the classics when it comes to the fantasy genre. Like The Dark Crystal or The Neverending Story, Labyrinth was an exquisite collection of scenery, characters, and storylines that most movies in the 80s had never seen before. Add to that the genius of Jim Henson and his characters, you can see why Labyrinth has remained a classic to this day. You can also see why a reboot is in the works. What’s even more bittersweet about the film is one of its stars, David Bowie. It’s the first movie where we

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly Rehearsing the Ballroom Dance scene in Labyrinth
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The Magicians Cast Answers Your Burning Questions About Season 2

If you're a fan of Syfy's The Magicians, then you better hold onto your seat, because season two sounds like one crazy ride. While last season's cliffhanger is a huge game changer for the series, it only touches the surface of what's to come. As the core group of students tries to fight off dark forces in the magical land of Fillory, they will be tested in ways for which even Brakebills University couldn't have prepared them. Popsugar caught up with the cast during their Hall of Magic opening in Brooklyn, and they filled us in on their characters' biggest struggles, how closely this season will follow the books, and their favorite magical character in pop culture. Popsugar: How closely will this season follow the books? Olivia Taylor Dudley: The writers, John [McNamara] and Sera [Gamble], have done a lovely job of weaving in and out of the books. In this season,
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'Vier gegen die Bank': Film Review

'Vier gegen die Bank': Film Review
Forty years ago, Wolfgang Petersen was a successful, 35-year-old TV director back in Germany, who had just made the heist film Vier gegen die Bank (Four Against the Bank), based on the novel The Nixon Recession Caper by Ralph Maloney. Petersen’s two Oscar nominations, for writing and directing his magnum opus, Das Boot, were still several years away, not to mention titles such as The Neverending Story; In the Line of Fire; the movie that launched the career of compatriot Diane Kruger, Troy; and two further films featuring boats in peril, the George Clooney vehicle The Perfect Storm and his last...
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