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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

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Clifton James, Famed Character Actor And James Bond Veteran, Dead At 96

16 April 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Clifton James, the respected character actor who rose to fame as the bumbling southern Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, has passed away at age 96. James, a decorated veteran of WWII, appeared in many prominent films and TV series. Among his feature films: "Cool Hand Luke", "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "The Untouchables", "Juggernaut", "The Last Detail", "Will Penny" and "Something Wild". The portly James often portrayed lawmen and judges. His most prominent role came in Roger Moore's 1973 debut film as James Bond, "Live and Let Die".  The character of Pepper as a comical racist lawman named Sheriff J.W. Pepper undoubtedly made audiences laugh. But to die-hard Bond fans his presence represented the increasing amount of slapstick that characterized some of Moore's Bond films. The producers brought the character back in the 1974 007 film "The Man with the Golden Gun" in which he coincidentally »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Paul Greengrass to Direct Chicago-Set Crime Drama ‘Ness’

28 March 2017 5:38 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While legendary lawman Eliot Ness has already been a central figure in De Palma’s Untouchables, Bourne helmer Paul Greengrass is planning to take his own stab at the man responsible for cleanin’ up crime in Chicago, including the takedown of infamous mob boss Al Capone.

Deadline reports that the Captain Phillips director is in negotiations to direct Ness, which is penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), who is adapting the story from the graphic novel Torso by Marc Andreyko and Brian Michael Bendis. Aiming to begin production this fall, Paramount Pictures is hoping this film kicks off a franchise for the studio.

With Greengrass’ unique approach to action, along with the source material coming from a graphic novel, Ness should be a strong divergence from the stylistic and narrative trappings of De Palma’s renowned picture. Not to mention, De Palma’s film is now 30 years old, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Newswire: Paul Greengrass to direct Eliot Ness biopic based on a graphic novel

27 March 2017 6:47 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Though The Untouchables has seemed like the definitive Eliot Ness movie for a few decades, Paul Greengrass is stepping up to direct a new Eliot Ness movie for a new generation. Titled Ness, the movie will be based on Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s graphic novel Torso, which chronicled Ness’ attempt to capture a torso-chopping serial killer in Cleveland in the years after bringing down Al Capone. The screenplay is being written by La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland, who also worked on Greengrass’ The Bourne Supremacy.

This comes from Deadline, which says that the studio (Paramount Pictures) is hoping to turn this into a franchise. If that’s the case, subsequent movies will probably have to be prequels, since the most famous thing Eliot Ness ever did wasn’t catching this torso killer. There’s also no casting information yet, but Matt Damon is definitely waiting by his »

- Sam Barsanti

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Paul Greengrass Directing Ness, Based On The Graphic Novel Torso

27 March 2017 5:38 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

If you are a fan of history or film (or even history of film), then you should know the name Eliot Ness. Ness was an American Prohibition Agent who famously took down Al Capone with his team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Yes, like the 1987 classic film The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness and directed by Brian De Palma. There was also a show in the late '50s, early '60s of the same name, but that might not be as fresh in your memory.

Ness' story hardly ended with the prosecution of Capone, as he went on the be the Public Safety Director of Cleveland when a series of grisly murders took place between 1935 and 1938. Twelve victims were confirmed over these three years, all beheaded and often dismembered, some with their torso cut clean in half. The heads were almost never found. The »

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Paul Greengrass to Direct Eliot Ness Biopic for Paramount

27 March 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paul Greengrass, director of “Captain Philips” and three films in the Jason Bourne series, has signed on to direct “Ness,” Paramount’s biopic about famed prohibition agent and gangster hunter Eliot Ness, TheWrap has learned. Ness became famous in pop culture after he became the leader of The Untouchables, a team of law enforcement agents responsible for the downfall of Al Capone’s criminal empire. Though he was known for refusing bribes from Capone and other criminals, he died in 1957 nearly broke. His legacy was set in stone following the release of his memoir, “The Untouchables,” a month after his death. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Jason Bourne director Paul Greengrass sets his sights on Eliot Ness film

27 March 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In so many words, fact-about.org states that, the lawman Eliot Ness (1903 - 1957) was famous for being the founder and leader of the notorious team known to many as The Untouchables. Coming into law enforcement during Prohibition, and seen as a rising star in his field of expertise, Ness was given the task of upholding the laws as well as finding a way to shut down the many illegal operations... Read More »

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Eliot Ness movie coming from Paul Greengrass

27 March 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Mar 28, 2017

Bourne director Paul Greengrass is to tackle the story of the untouchable Eliot Ness...

The reputedly incorruptible FBI Agent Eliot Ness couldn’t be bribed. That’s why they called him an untouchable. That didn’t mean his crack squad of law enforcement agents didn’t bend every other criminal ethic to bag a collar, and now his story is coming to the screen. Again. For Paramount Pictures is producing Ness, an updated version of the lawman’s life. Paul Greengrass, who helmed the best three entries in the Jason Bourne movie franchise, is in talks to direct the film. 

Like the classic Untouchables TV series, Ness is looking good as a possible motion picture franchise. Paramount is looking at a fall production start.

Ness will tell the story of Elliot Ness after his days as the head of a squad of clean-living Prohibition agents. Called The Untouchables, »

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Paul Greengrass Tackling Eliot Ness Movie

27 March 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hollywood is giving Eliot Ness another shot at the big screen.

Ness, the famous lawman who chased gangster Al Capone, is getting the movie treatment via Jason Bourne franchise filmmaker Paul Greengrass, who is in negotiations to direct a new feature project.

Brian Helgeland, who won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for L.A. Confidential, wrote the project, titled Ness, which is set up at Paramount. The studio previously tackled the figure with the 1987 Brian De Palma-helmed pic The Untouchables, which starred Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro and earned Sean Connery a best supporting actor Oscar.

The new project isn’t »

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Audition Polaroids Of Actors From The 1980s from Casting Director Mali Finn

2 March 2017 4:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Mali Finn  was an American casting director and former English and drama teacher. She cast numerous actors in successful films, including Edward Furlong, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe.  She already had a handful of casting credits on her résumé, including The Untouchables (1987), when she established her own firm, Mali Finn Casting, in ’89. She boosted Leonardo DiCaprio’s career by casting him in the James Cameron film Titanic (1997); she also cast Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential (1997). Finn discovered actor Brad Renfro when he was ten years old and cast him in Joel Schumacher’s The Client (1994). Recently a

Audition Polaroids Of Actors From The 1980s from Casting Director Mali Finn »

- Nat Berman

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Why Denzel Washington Could Make History with a Surprise Third Oscar Win

23 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a best actor nomination for his tour-de-force performance in Fences, Denzel Washington is on the verge of making history — again. 

Should he win, Washington would have more Oscars under his belt than any other African-American actor. He is already the most nominated, having landed his seventh nod this year for Fences, and is also the only African-American to win multiple acting Oscars.

But with Casey Affleck’s gut-wrenching turn in Manchester By the Sea wracking up best actor nominations and wins throughout awards season, this year’s Oscars will see Washington playing an unfamiliar role: the underdog.

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- Mike Miller

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Why Supernatural Fans Need to Watch Timeless, From Misha Collins Himself

9 February 2017 3:50 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Season one of Timeless has almost come to a close, and it seems like they've saved the best for last. As the gang travels to 1931 Chicago, they enlist the help of famed lawman Eliot Ness, played by none other than Misha Collins. Not only does the actor have a rabid fan base from playing Castiel on Supernatural, but his cameo also marks a mini reunion with the show's creator, Eric Kripke. Popsugar recently had the chance to sit down with Collins and he told us everything about branching out into new roles, how his two characters have a hilarious connection, and why Timeless deserves to be renewed for a second season. Popsugar: First, what was it like teaming up with Eric Kripke again? Misha Collins: The way Timeless shoots, Eric is down in La and the rest of the team is in Vancouver, [British Columbia, Canada,] so while it is his show, »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Blu-ray Review – Raising Cain (1992)

30 January 2017 3:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Raising Cain, 1992.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and Amanda Pombo.

Synopsis:

The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.

Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.

John Lithgow (Cliffhanger/Blow Out) stars as Dr. Carter Nix, a child psychologist who is married to nurse Jenny (Lolita DavidovichGods and Monsters) and who dotes »

- Amie Cranswick

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Giveaway – Win Raising Cain on Dual Format

29 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities’ satirical misfire – Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain.

John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter’s wife is concerned that her husband isn’t quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she’s also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage…

A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance, »

- Gary Collinson

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Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Raising Cain’

27 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities’ satirical misfire – Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain.

John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter’s wife is concerned that her husband isn’t quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she’s also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage…

A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance, »

- Phil Wheat

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