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Kevin Smith's Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon

21 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.

Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedThe Tick, Plus Kevin Bacon and Jean-Claude Van Damme Pilots Get Amazon Debut Date

The 1984 cult classic starred Peter Weller (Robocop) as an physicist/pilot/rock musician  who, with his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

The sci-fi folly’s cast also included Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, »

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José Padilha Laments ‘RoboCop’ Remake, Says ‘I Didn’t Have The Creative Freedom I Needed’

20 July 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brazilian director and producer José Padilha keeps himself busy nowadays with many film and TV projects after his big Hollywood break with a modern remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film “RoboCop.” Released in 2014, the film was a commercial success but garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews. N0w in an interview with ScreenDaily, Padilha admits that making “RoboCop” was a “stressful experience.” “I didn’t have the creative freedom I needed,” says Padilha. “I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film.” Padilha also says that he would “think a million times before getting involved in another production of that size again,” and that he’d “rather face the reality than make movies about superheroes.”

Read More: Review: ‘RoboCop’ Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & More

Padilha previously directed the »

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RoboCop remake a "stressful experience" its director says

20 July 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 20, 2016

Director Jose Padilha talks about the "stressful" experience of helming the 2014 RoboCop remake...

Two years ago, Brazilian director Jose Padilha made his big leap to American studio movie-making with RoboCop, the remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic. Inevitably, the mere notion of the film drew a certain amount of vitriol, and reviews were decidedly mixed.

While we found plenty to appreciate in the movie, it undoubtedly lacked the satirical bite of Verhoeven's original - and the last reel looked as though it may have been the victim of some late reshoots. While Padilha was diplomatic about the movie at the time, it's perhaps significant that he hasn't tackled a major Hollywood film since; rather, he's made the excellent TV series Narcos for Netflix.

Speaking to Screen Daily, however, Padilha admits that making RoboCop was a "stressful experience" that, according to him, was marred by creative disagreement.

“I »

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Denise Richards: examining her recent straight-to-dvd movies

17 July 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jul 19, 2016

From Blonde And Blonder and You Stupid Man, through to Edmond: we go through the recent straight-to-dvd films of Denise Richards...

So far in this series of pieces that look at the straight-to-dvd or VOD movies of some of our favourite actors who have fallen on hard times, we’ve only looked at men (to date: Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Travolta). That’s because, mostly, actresses find themselves almost completely out of the game once they hit 30ish – an unnecessary full stop that a lot of us would like to see removed in the future.

Denise Richards, sadly, is no different. After marrying a man she found herself in an abusive relationship with, her career climb stumbled and she was forced back down into TV roles, where she’s currently still putting in the hours.

Richards had a sparkling, American Dream-like start in life. »

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Exclusive interview with actor Vladimir Kulich

16 July 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with actor Vladimir Kulich about The 13th Warrior, Ironclad, The Equalizer and his new projects Grave Walkers and Savage Dog

Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »

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'Batman: The Killing Joke' Becomes Widest Ever Fathom Events Release

7 July 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Due to overwhelming fan demand and sold out theaters in major markets, more than 300 theater locations have been added for the big-screen debut of Batman: The Killing Joke, now showing at over 1,000 U.S. cinemas and making this the widest rollout for any event in Fathom Events’ history. 

The acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film will be shown for just one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. This event reunites the foundation of “Batman: The Animated Series” with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. In addition to Conroy and Hamill, the feature also stars the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon.

In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Check Out The First Film Clip From 'Batman: The Killing Joke'

5 July 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

DC Entertainment has revealed the the first official film clip from Batman: The Killing Joke, the animated adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore. The film brings back Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker.  In addition to Conroy and Hamill, the feature also stars the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon.

Batman: The Killing Joke is probably best known for having the most horrific Joker stories ever. The film takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Green Hornet: Michel Gondry on his regrets

3 July 2016 9:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 4, 2016

The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, wasn't the franchise-launcher it was expected to be. Michel Gondry has been chatting about the film.

In recent times, co-writer and star of the 2011 Green Hornet movie, Seth Rogen, has already expressed his disappointment over the project. For back in 2013, Rogen told the Wtf podcast that making the movie “was a fucking nightmare”, saying of director Michel Gondry that he “is wonderful at small scale stuff”, but when it came to a blockbuster, “he did not mesh”.

Rogen lamented that “I think we hoped we could be the guys who made the edgy PG-13 movie but we just couldn’t really do it”.

Now, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gondry too has been chatting about the film, and why he’s not made a studio movie since Green Hornet.

“I don’t know. I read a lot of scripts. »

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Gondry: "Green Hornet" Was A Career Low

3 July 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the renaissance of comic book films, 2011's "Green Hornet" starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, isn't the worst of the bunch but does tend to sit on the lower end of critical estimation.

It was a long shot to adapt as a property, but with acclaimed helmer Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") directing it was hoped he could come up with something unique. In a new interview with THR, he spoke about his early experience with the film's production back in its first incarnation at Universal:

"I had worked on the first version of The Green Hornet for several years. It was in 1996 or 1997, and I had worked with Ed Neumeier, who is a screenwriter who did RoboCop and Starship Troopers. We wrote a script that was really [evocative] of the original.

And then after one month working with it and having done drawings and so on, »

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Director Michel Gondry Says Working On Green Hornet Was "Worst Moment of His Career"

1 July 2016 11:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Remember that Green Hornet film back in 2011? No matter what your personal opinion is on the film, even the film's director has admitted his work on the film! When asked to sit down with The Hollywood Reporter, the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director had this to say about his experience with the film's production: "I had worked on the first version of The Green Hornet for several years. It was in ’96 or ’97, and I had worked with Ed Neumeier, who is a screenwriter who did RoboCop and Starship Troopers. We wrote a script that was really [evocative] of the original. And then after one month working with it and having done drawings and so on, the executive of the studio, that was Universal at the time, just said they had shelved the project." The director goes on to say, "They just said to me, ‘Next time you pick a project, »

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Carrie Turns 40 With Awesome Looking Bluray From Scream Factory; Hitting This October!

29 June 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While we previously got the Bluray double feature of the TV adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie & the sequel to the 1976 adaption of the film, horror fans have been waiting for a Good HD release of Brian De Palma’s Sissy Spacek-led film. Previous releases have been “eh” at best, and it’s a title that just Begs for the Scream Factory treatment…and it looks like that’s about to happening. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the horror classic, the Sf gang are pulling out the stops with a brand new October 11th Bluray release, complete with a new transfer, new supplemental material and quite the artwork (all versions…keep reading…).

It’s an excellent year for all things De Palma, and this news is really something for horror lovers to latch onto. I know I’ll be checking this one out, how about you fright fanatics? »

- Jerry Smith

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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

29 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, »

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Batman: The Killing Joke Is Coming to Theaters for One Night Only

8 June 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The dark journey into insanity begins as Batman: The Killing Joke gets the big-screen treatment for one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to bring the acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film to select cinemas nationwide. Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan.

The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at how The Joker's memorable, »

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'Batman: The Killing Joke' Will Have a Special Theatrical Release

8 June 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The dark journey into insanity begins as Batman: The Killing Joke gets the big-screen treatment for one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to bring the acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film to select cinemas nationwide.

Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of “Batman: The Animated Series” with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The Top 10 Greatest Zx Spectrum Tunes Ever!

5 June 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Going through the Top 100 Your Sinclair games [follow the countdown here] I’ve become aware of the rather brilliant – and also dire – tunes that were designed around the games – some hidden amongst levels, but most placed in a prominent spot as the game’s main theme.

Not wanting to be overly biased I strolled along to the Zx Spectrum & Retro Gaming community, initially with my own ten favourites giving them a poll to drop them in order of preference.  However, this ten grew to forty-eight in a matter of hours with titles like The Last Ninja, Auf Wiedersehen Monty and the Great Giana Sisters making an appearance.  Sadly however I could only pick the top ten from the now massive list, as this is what I set out to do.

10. Agent X II: The Mad Prof’s Back.

Agent X II was published by Mastertronic in 1987

Created by Software Creations – Steven Tatlock, John P. Tatlock, »

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Sdcc to Host Batman: The Killing Joke Premiere

3 June 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (June 3, 2016) – Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, as well as Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans »

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Batman: The Killing Joke To Premiere At Sdcc 2016

3 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you're one of the many that is going to be attending the annual San Diego Comic-Con (not me, though, womp womp womp), Warner Brothers has a present for you. Let me clear that up: no, this isn't something crazy like a teaser trailer for Justice League or Green Lantern or something, although that could happen on a different day. Instead, fans who attend the con on Friday will be able to sit down for a full blown premiere of the animated film Batman: The Killing Joke.

Check out the press release below:

Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC UniverseOriginal Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego.The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel »

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Batman: The Killing Joke Will Premiere at Comic-Con

3 June 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie - this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke - on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively.

The cast also includes Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Warner Bros.' Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans »

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Cannes 2016 Review: Elle, A Sordid, Provocative Masterwork

26 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative acuity to all his projects. In the 80s and 90s he brought a European sensibility to the glossy blockbuster, elevating something like Robocop from a simple sci-fi shoot-em-up to an acerbic social commentary, or Basic Instinct from a sordid revenge thriller into a palpably feminist critique of the male gaze. It's this hybrid of broad genre populism with the more literary sensibility of European art cinema, that makes his filmmaking so compelling. This is hardly unique - Lang, Hitchcock and Kubrick going the other way round pulled off...

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Cannes 2016. Paul Verhoeven's "Elle"

21 May 2016 2:49 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Is Paul Verhoeven cinema’s most successful mimic? When he went to Hollywood for 1987’s RoboCop, the Dutch director so well integrated himself into his host culture that 1995’s showbiz melodrama Showgirls is still taken by many audiences as foolhardy trash rather than a corrosive critique so intimate with its subject as to appear nearly—or in fact be—indistinguishable. After a return to his home country to make Black Book, one of the 2000s best thrillers and most devilishly twisted recreations of World War 2, and an experiment with a crowd-sourced screenplay in the unusual 2012 short feature Tricked, Verhoeven has changed host bodies yet again, this time to French cinema. Therefore, of course, he mimics the most perfect of French films, a thriller focused on sexual politics and starring Isabelle Huppert.The premise of Elle, adapted from from Philippe Djian's book Oh..., has a horrible come-on: from the director of Basic Instinct, »

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