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Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)

Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)
The Hayes brothers, the sibling duo behind “The Conjuring,” are teaming up with producer Joel Silver on an original horror movie.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being set at Sony, where Columbia Pictures executive vice president of creative production Palak Patel will oversee the development. The brothers, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, have a busy dance card. They’ve been contracted to write the third installment of the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, and they’ve established themselves as among the preeminent creative forces in the horror genre. In addition to “The Conjuring,” the Hayes brothers have written “The Crucifixion,” “The Reaping,” and “House of Wax.”

Silver is best known as the producer of “Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Matrix.” He’s working with Sony on a remake of “Superfly,” the ’70s crime classic. Patel is involved in bringing that project to the screen as well. Before joining
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An A-z of Festive Film

If you thought you’d seen the last of Roobla’s alphabetical rundowns with our Halloween effort, think again. With Christmas drawing ever closer, we couldn’t let the big one pass without the A-Z film treatment, so here we go…

A is for Alastair Sim. His performance in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol still remains the definitive portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge.

B is for Bruce Willis. You can even get Die Hard festive jumpers now – ho-ho-ho.

C is for Channel 5. This lot love to start early with the Yuletide flicks; in fact I’m sure I saw one during August Bank Holiday.

D is for Disney. From Snow White to Frozen, they’ve made family entertainment into an art form, especially at this time of year..

E is for elves. Played by Dudley Moore and Will Ferrell amongst others, they’ve served Santa well over the years.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Hart Bochner

Hart Bochner isn’t someone that you’d recognize right away unless he fell back into a certain role that anyone that’s seen the original Die Hard might recall. Actually that’s impossible because his character died but all of us want more of Ellis. That’s right, he played the slick-talking Ellis, the guy that tried to negotiate his way out of danger by attempting to convince John McClane to give himself up. Did anyone else actually shake their head in a hopeless manner when Ellis was shot? It’s horrible to think about but that character actually seemed to bring his own death

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Hart Bochner
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24 Hours to Live movie review: Life/Off

24 Hours to Live reminds me of the kinds of movies I used to get excited about as a teenage cinephile. Sure, there were franchises that had me on name alone, or the star power of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stallone, but my favorites were when an idea was so good I just had to see it. Bruce Willis versus terrorists in a building in Die Hard, the bus that couldn’t slow down in Speed or literally switching faces in Face/Off were some of those must sees. Likewise, if you told me there was a movie about a guy who comes...read more
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20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise

The ‘Die Hard’ franchise is a series of films that are based on ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, a 1979 novel by Roderick Thorp. The first film ‘Die Hard’ was released in 1988 and ‘Die Hard 2’ followed in 1990. The third film in the series was ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ which was released in 1995. The next installment came in 2007 with the release of ‘Live Free or Die Hard’. Finally, ‘’A Good Day to Die Hard’ was released in 2013. The series follows the adventures and situation that John McClane finds himself in and these are often violent and

20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise
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10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew

10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew
It's a certified cinema classic and one of the most quotable movies ever. Two years after Reservoir Dogs, video store clerk turned auteur Quentin Tarantino turned out another masterpiece in Pulp Fiction, the 1994 movie that rescued John Travolta from the pop culture waste bin via a now iconic performance, matched in creative and artistic firepower by Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, and of course, Samuel L. Jackson as the soul searching hit man Jules. Pulp Fiction still regularly plays in midnight showings at the writer/director's own New Beverly Cinema. Today we look at 10 things you never knew about Pulp Fiction.

Matt Dillon was almost Butch.

Originally Quentin Tarantino conceived of the "palooka" pugilist played by Bruce Willis as a younger up and coming boxer. He envisioned Matt Dillon in the role. But after the actor reportedly took too long to decide,
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Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its thirtieth birthday, it’s hard not to think the series somehow failed to capitalise on its full potential. With Shane Black’s upcoming retooling The Predator all that could change - but what went wrong during those intervening years that set the Predator so off course?

Maybe it can all be traced back to one single event: the mishandling of the film’s original sequel. The late eighties were good for John McTiernan. Having unleashed Predator onto audiences he doubled-down on the machismo theme with Die Hard a year later. However when the time came
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Predator: 9 Unforgettable Moments from Alan Silvestri’s Soundtrack

With the Arnie classic enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, Sean Wilson unpacks the secrets of Predator’s genre-defining score…

It’s a very good time to be an Alan Silvestri fan at the moment. Not only is the veteran Back to the Future composer assigned to both Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (both released next year), but one of his pivotal soundtracks is now back in the spotlight.

Composed in 1987 Predator remains one of the defining moments of Silvestri’s career, not to mention one of the most memorable soundtracks for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. The film itself, currently enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, needs little introduction: an unfeasibly macho, jungle-based thriller about a group of highly skilled military operatives who are picked off one by one by a camouflaged alien killer from another world.
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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe

22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment brought the idea of a shared cinematic universe to the forefront with the multibillion-dollar McU. In the years since Robert Downey Jr. first suited up as Iron Man, Warner Bros. has worked to catch-up with their Dceu. Universal ventured into shared cinematic universe territory with their cache of classic monsters, sticking Dr. Jekyll squarely into their rebooted Mummy movie. But did you know 20th Century Fox had their own secret shared cinematic universe going back in the '80s, stretching across multiple franchises, with over 20 films and counting?

It all starts with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Communist dictators and related thugs were often the villains in the TV shows and action movies of the '70s and '80s. But given the sensitive nature of international relations, not every movie was willing to go full on Red Dawn and point the cinematic finger at the Soviet Union or Cuba.

So
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blames Bill Clinton For ‘Last Action Hero’ Bombing

On paper, “Last Action Hero” is actually a pretty clever idea. A satire and fantasy rolled into one, it tells the story of a young kid who is magically dropped into the upcoming movie starring his hero Jack Slater (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger). And with an in-his-prime John McTiernan (“Die Hard,” “The Hunt For Red October“) behind the camera, the ingredients were there for success.

Continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger Blames Bill Clinton For ‘Last Action Hero’ Bombing at The Playlist.
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What The Running Man teaches us about 2017

Ryan Lambie Oct 26, 2017

Eighties action flick The Running Man was set in a dystopian version of the present. So what did the movie get right about 2017?

"By 2017, the world economy has collapsed. Food, natural resources and oil are in short supply. A police state, divided into paramilitary zones, rules with an iron hand. Television is controlled by the state and a sadistic game show called The Running Man has become the most popular program in history..."

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So reads the opening crawl of The Running Man, a Stephen King novel loosely adapted as a sci-fi action vehicle for brawny star Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987. If you've been loitering around Twitter, you may be familiar with its angular white typeface set against a blood red background, as users have screencapped and shared
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The Original ‘Predator’ Is Heading Back To Cinemas For Its 30th Anniversary

The original Predator is set to head back to cinemas this November, 30 years after it first hit screens back in 1987. The Predator re-release comes ahead of the new sequel from Shane Black, which is set for screens in 2018, and frankly, we couldn’t be more excited. More about the chance to see the classic on the big-screen below.

Predator re-release planned for November 2017.

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region of the South American jungle, where they have been assigned to search for officials who have been kidnapped by guerrilla terrorists.

At first, it seems like any other mission: Dutch and his team of seasoned combat veterans spot a guerrilla camp, destroy it, and discover that the men they were sent to rescue have been executed. But when Dutch attempts to lead his unit out, something horrifying and inexplicable begins to happen.
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Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)

Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)
Six years after Friday Night Lights went off the air, Zach Gilford still fields questions about the beloved small-town football drama -- and he’s totally cool with it.

For five seasons, the 35-year-old actor broke America’s collective heart as Matt Saracen, the shy, awkward high schooler-turned-star quarterback of the Dillon Panthers. Gilford admits he doesn’t “think about the character” much, but left the door open to revisit the world once more.

“I’d always be open to it,” Gilford, who stars on YouTube Red’s new original series, Lifeline, tells Et. “If it was a cool, interesting story and it’s not a Christmas special where everyone’s home for Christmas, I’d be interested. I love all those people. I’d love to work with them again. You don’t want to do something cheesy when the original product was so opposite that.”

He jokingly offered up a spinoff idea that never came to fruition
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Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)

Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)
Six years after Friday Night Lights went off the air, Zach Gilford still fields questions about the beloved small-town football drama -- and he’s totally cool with it.

For five seasons, the 35-year-old actor broke America’s collective heart as Matt Saracen, the shy, awkward high schooler-turned-star quarterback of the Dillon Panthers. Gilford admits he doesn’t “think about the character” much, but left the door open to revisit the world once more.

“I’d always be open to it,” Gilford, who stars on YouTube Red’s new original series, Lifeline, tells Et. “If it was a cool, interesting story and it’s not a Christmas special where everyone’s home for Christmas, I’d be interested. I love all those people. I’d love to work with them again. You don’t want to do something cheesy when the original product was so opposite that.”

He jokingly offered up a spinoff idea that never came to fruition
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Petitioning for a Lifetime Achievement Award to Hart Bochner for Playing Ellis in “Die Hard”

Some people tend to get typecast into roles they can’t escape no matter how hard they try. For Hart Bochner the role of the wise-talking jerk is one that he’s played more than once, but nowhere near as convincingly as he did in Die Hard. If there’s any character that needs a lifetime achievement award to be handed their way it’s Hart Bochner for his role as Harry Ellis simply because we all believed that he was the ultimate tie-wearing, button-down, coke-snorting, cowardly jerk that kind of got what he had coming to him. That’s awful to say to be

Petitioning for a Lifetime Achievement Award to Hart Bochner for Playing Ellis in “Die Hard
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Bruce Willis and Wife Emma's Domestic Bliss: House Is 'Filled With Joy'

Bruce Willis and Wife Emma's Domestic Bliss: House Is 'Filled With Joy'
Bruce Willis is one of the biggest stars in the world, but when he's home, he's just your average father and husband, with his wife, Emma Heming Willis, and daughters, Evelyn and Mabel Ray.

The couple sat down with director M. Night Shyamalan for an interview in Elle Decor, revealing the ups and downs of their kid-centric domestic life, where quiet time is indeed hard to find when you've got a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old running around.

"With two kids? Not many places to find peace, but my office works," Bruce says. "I’ve made it so boring in there that the kids want nothing to do with it."

"I have to admit, though, that we thrive off the chaos," Emma adds.

Photo: Elle Decor/Alexei Hay

The parents also admit that they have their own disagreements from time to time. Apparently Bruce loves doing construction projects around the house, which can sometimes
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22 Handsome Pictures of Bruce Willis That Will Make You Want to Give His Bald Head a Big Rub

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22 Handsome Pictures of Bruce Willis That Will Make You Want to Give His Bald Head a Big Rub
It's been nearly 20 years since Armageddon hit theaters, yet its star, Bruce Willis, still manages to look remarkably the same. Huh. He's still so handsome, brawny, and active, in fact, that he's even reprising his role as John McClane in the upcoming sixth Die Hard film. The 62-year-old father of five daughters - three with ex-wife Demi Moore and two with current wife Emma Heming - has come a long way since his early days in Hollywood. But the good news is, his rugged good looks have barely changed. Scroll through for some nostalgic and current snaps that will make you wish you could give Bruce's bald head a rub.
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‘Predator’ Bleeds With 30th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer

Next year, Shane Black will return to “Predator,” but instead of acting, he’ll be directing the blockbuster remake, which Fox hopes can revitalize the franchise (I bet you already forgot about 2010’s failed “Predators“). However, you’ll have another opportunity to your respects to the original as its headed back to the big screen in honor of its 30th anniversary.

Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger Says New ‘Terminator’ Will Be “Totally Ignoring” ‘Terminator Genisys

June 12, 1987 was the day “Predator” landed on the big screen, continuing the rising the star power of Arnold Schwarzenegger and launching the career of director John McTiernan, whose next two pictures would be “Die Hard” and “The Hunt For Red October.” If you’ve never seen the movie, all you need to know is that it follows a military unit who start getting picked off by a bloodthirsty alien creature in the jungle.

Continue reading ‘Predator
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Die Hard 6 Still Happening as Search for Young John McClane Begins

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Die Hard 6 Still Happening as Search for Young John McClane Begins
We haven't had a Die Hard movie for a few years, and we arguably haven't had a great movie in the franchise since the 90s, but Hollywood is going to give it at least one more shot. Director Len Wiseman announced quite some time ago that he is working on Die Hard 6, which will serve as both a prequel and a sequel that will feature a young version of John McClane fighting crime in the 70s. Now, the casting process is underway to find the young John McClane and Die Hard 6 is moving forward.

Len Wiseman, who also directed Live Free or Die Hard, recently spoke with Deadline and confirmed that this Die Hard prequel/sequel is still in the works. Bruce Willis is already signed on to play John McClane again in the present, but they still need an actor to fill the role of a pre-Die Hard version of the character.
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