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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

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Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

- NATHANIEL R

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Edge of Tomorrow & Batman 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Rays Revealed

14 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros.' home entertainment division have announced some details and dates on a pair of blu-rays that action fans are sure to want to pick up.  The first is a newer title in Tom Cruise's surprise blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow, and then we have details on a special 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton's classic Batman film starring Michael Keaton.  Come inside to check out all the details on both these titles and when you'll be able to pick them up!

Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Magnolia”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”).

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Melissa McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy and Other Celeb Cousins You Never Knew Were Related

24 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs. Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too. In honor of Cousins Day - July 24, to be exact - here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion. Jenny McCarthy and Melissa »

- Nate Jones, @kn8

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The Many Faces Of Tom Cruise

4 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The subject of this week's quiz is Tom Cruise. Born on the third of July, Oscar-nominated for Born on the Fourth of July, he turned 52 this week. That doesn't stop him from appearing in action movies, though: he is currently visible in theaters with Edge of Tomorrow, and it is ironic that the film explores a topic of endless repetition, as indeed did his previous film Oblivion. For Tom often looks exactly the same between films, and actually consistently acts the same way too. And yet, and yet... It would be so easy to dismiss him, and each new film starring him, but he manages to pick collaborations with an impressive array of interesting directors. He also isn't afraid of the odd self-deprecating cameo,...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

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Full Release Details for Scream Factory's Nightbreed Director's Cut Blu-ray; TV Series in Development

1 July 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After 25 years fans of Clive Barker's Nightbreed will at long last get to see the fabled Cabal Cut (review) of the film courtesy of the fine folks over at Scream Factory.

Read on for full release details, including a statement from Barker himself and even news about a spin-off TV series currently in development!

From the Press Release

On October 28, 2014, the horror home entertainment brand Scream Factory, in collaboration with Morgan Creek Productions and Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Inc., will finally unleash the highly sought-after Director’s Cut of Clive Barker’s classic tale of terror Nightbreed!

Perfectly timed for Halloween, Nightbreed will be available in two retail versions: a 5,000-unit Limited Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray set and a Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Combo. Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Clive Barker (creator of Hellraiser) and based on his popular novel Cabal, the cult-classic film stars Craig Sheffer (Hellraiser: Inferno »

- John Squires

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New Details, Cover Art for Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut

1 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Nightbreed fans everywhere were excited to hear that Scream Factory would be bringing the movie to Blu-ray when it was first announced last year at Comic-Con. Since then, things have been relatively quiet, but Scream Factory, Morgan Creek, and Clive Barker have officially announced Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut. Not just a Blu-ray version of The Cabal Cut, Scream Factory was able to locate the previously missing original film elements from Warner Bros.

It has been revealed that Scream Factory is prepping Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut for an October release and will also be offering a limited edition set with a number of exclusive items. Here’s a look at the official press release and cover art:

“On October 28, 2014, the horror home entertainment brand Scream Factory™, in collaboration with Morgan Creek Productions and Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Inc., will finally unleash the highly sought-after Director’s Cut »

- Jonathan James

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Tom Cruise: Where to after 'Edge of Tomorrow' fizzle?

9 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Tom Cruise movie that immediately came to mind in the opening scenes of Edge of Tomorrow, the entertaining Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers movie that opened Friday, wasn’t one of his previous science-fiction blockbusters. It was A Few Good Men.

In the new film, directed by Doug Liman, Cruise plays Major William Cage, a charming, TV-ready spokesperson for the global military who’s successfully recruited millions of volunteers for the war against invading aliens. But he’s hardly a soldier — he coasted through Rotc and then ran an advertising agency — and the commander in charge (Brendan Gleeson) of »

- Jeff Labrecque

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When did big budget star vehicles become the underdogs?

8 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After the curious case of Edge Of Tomorrow’s surprise critical popularity, Rob investigates a strange Hollywood happening…

Feature

The release of Edge Of Tomorrow - which opened in the Us this past weekend, following its bow in the UK a week earlier - has brought, not for the first time, a strange Hollywood trend to light. And it's this: do we trust big stars to make decent movies anymore?

Many people, this writer included, took a lot of convincing to venture out and see Tom Cruise in a hugely expensive sci-fi spectacular (notwithstanding the fact that Cruise has fine form in science fiction). The film in question, Edge Of Tomorrow, is directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, and based on a graphic novel with a cool title. So surely this should have been a movie which audiences were enthusiastically anticipating? Yet It didn’t seem that way, »

- rleane

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10 Actors Who Could Play Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone’s Movie

6 June 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In a move that could make for the hottest political thriller since Ben Affleck’s Argo, Oliver Stone has taken on the task of bringing Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden’s story to the big screen.

Never one to shy away from political or controversial issues, Stone’s career heights have seen him tackle the Vietnam War (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July), Us Presidents (JFK, W., Nixon), Cuban leader Fidel Castro (Comandante, Looking for Fidel), and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (South of the Border).

Recent efforts like Savages and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps have largely been regarded as minor works from the renowned filmmaker, and taking on a project like Snowden’s story has ignited hope that Stone is about to return to form.

The writer-director has a history of working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and all eyes are turning to who he »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Spotlight on the Stars: Tom Cruise

4 June 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at a real A-lister, and that happens to be Tom Cruise. For some, he’s become just an aging action hero, while others long for the days when he still did drama. Personally, I’m still enamored with the star power of Cruise in anything he does. He also happens to be an underrated actor, which you wouldn’t have believed just a decade ago when he seemed poised to finally win an Oscar. Yes, he does seem mostly geared towards action these days, but Cruise built his career working with A-list filmmakers. He got to the top by acting in the movies of the best in the business. Cruise has worked with a lot of top notch directors over his career. Names like J.J. Abrams, Paul Thomas Anderson, Brad Bird, Cameron Crowe, Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, »

- Joey Magidson

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‘Modern Family’ Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Recalls His Worst Audition Ever

4 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Though he regularly garners laughs as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s road to success was paved with a few awkward auditions.

The actor dished on one of his most memorable horror stories at last week’s Variety Studio, where he was joined by fellow TV funnymen Max Greenfield of “New Girl,” “Trophy Wife’s” Bradley WhitfordSimon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory,” “House of Lies” star Ben Schwartz and Pablo Schreiber of “Orange is the New Black.”

Ferguson said he ran into some trouble while auditioning for an iteration of “Band of Brothers.”

“I’m just not comfortable saying dirty words about lady vagina parts,” Ferguson explained, adding, “I think I actually stopped myself and said ‘I’m going to leave now’ and they didn’t stop me.”

Whitford followed suit and gave his own example of an ill-fated audition for helmer Oliver Stone. »

- Andrea Seikaly

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The Smart Edge of Tomorrow Keeps Killing Its Star

3 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

In 1986, peaceniks were mad at Tom Cruise. That year, the Navy thanked Top Gun for boosting enlistment another 20,000 recruits. Since then, he's made more critiques of military than advertisements, most of which (Lions for Lambs, Born on the Fourth of July, The Last Samurai, Valkyrie) j'accuse bad leadership of wasting the lives of a few — or a million — good men.

With Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise comes full circle. He plays Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cage, a medaled propagandist who goes knock-kneed at the sight of a paper cut. In peacetime, he was an ad man who had dabbled in Rotc. Now that Earth is under siege from the Mimics, whirling space monsters that look like dreadlocked wigs dipped in steel, he's been drafted to serve »

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'Edge Of Tomorrow': MovieMantz Review

28 May 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"A Cutting 'Edge' Sci-Fi Spectacular"

"Edge of Tomorrow"

Starring:Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Directed by: Doug Liman

Over the course of his impressive 30-plus year career, Tom Cruise has played a wide variety of characters, and all of them extremely well. Among his best performances: a good son who comes of age ("Risky Business"), a daredevil fighter pilot ("Top Gun"), a dim-witted pool hustler ("The Color of Money"), a paraplegic Vietnam vet ("Born on the Fourth of July"), a sleazy motivational speaker ("Magnolia"), a sports agent with a heart of gold ("Jerry Maguire"), a skilled ...

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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You Will Love ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ And These Four Clips Prove It

26 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s little sense arguing that the summer movie season isn’t already tremendously overstuffed (it’s so overstuffed, in fact, that even two years from now, the summer season of 2016, feels too crammed with highly hyped films to appropriately process the wannabe-blockbusters that lay in wait for us then, but I digress), but that doesn’t mean that there’s not room for a star-studded and action-heavy feature to emerge as an unexpected favorite. In fact, this is the season that basically demands it, because “star-studded” and “action-heavy” are sort of the only things that can make a great summer blockbuster popcorn flick, especially an unexpectedly solid one — like Edge of Tomorrow. The Doug Liman-directed feature is essentially Groundhog Day spliced with an alien invasion film, a war production, a feminist-friendly outing, and real Tom Cruise vehicle. Sound tired? It’s not. You’re going to love it. We »

- Kate Erbland

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Win ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Exclusive Merchandise!

19 May 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This isn’t the first time we’ve had this conversation. The much-anticipated futuristic thriller ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, is out in UK cinemas on May 30th and Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures are offering five lucky readers the chance to win exclusive merchandise packs!

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.  Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able »

- Dan Bullock

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Giveaway – Win a Universal war bundle on DVD

15 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures (UK) have joined forces with The Royal British Legion, the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity, to promote a range of DVDs that will raise money for the charity, with 50p from each unit sold going to the Legion for one year. Included in the range are…

* Inglourious Basterds

* Jarhead

* Born On The Fourth of July

* One of Our Aircraft is Missing

* Green Zone

* Birdsong

* All Quiet on the Western Front

* Churchill

* Sands of Two Jima

And, thanks to the lovely folk at Universal, we’re offering one Flickering Myth reader the chance to get their hands on the entire collection!

You can purchase the DVDs here.

To be in with a chance of winning, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow us on Twitter)…

…Then complete your details below, using the subject heading “Universal”. The competition closes at midnight on Saturday, May 24th. UK entrants only please. »

- Gary Collinson

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Universal UK DVDs To Raise Funds For The Royal British Legion

14 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn are big supporters of this charity, so we’re very happy to share the news that Universal Pictures (UK) are joining forces with The Royal British Legion, the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity, to promote a range of DVDs that will raise money for the charity, with 50p from each unit sold going to the Legion for one year.

To mark the announcement, ex-Serviceman gathered together outside The Cenotaph memorial in London in a range of Army uniforms to depict soldiers through the ages. Uniforms included First and Second World War infantry, alongside Raf and the Royal Navy and right through to current day combat attire. The ex-Serviceman depicted the scope of war that is represented throughout the range of Universal Pictures (UK) DVDs selected to raise money for the charity.

The Royal British Legion’s Director of Fundraising Charles Byrne said:

“The Royal British Legion was founded »

- Dan Bullock

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Oliver Stone to Get the Matt Zoller Seitz Treatment in New Book, 'The Oliver Stone Experience'

25 April 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few recent filmmaker biographies are as comprehensive, insightful or personal as Matt Zoller Seitz's "The Wes Anderson Collection," a phenomenal coffee table book that combined Seitz's essays, interviews with Anderson, detailed photos comparing Anderson's films to those of his influences, and original artwork by Max Dalton into the kind of meticulously detailed work worthy of an Anderson film. Now, Seitz is following up that achievement with a book on multiple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone. "The Oliver Stone Experience" will cover Stone's life and career, from his upbringing as the son of a Republican stockbroker and formative years in Vietnam to his days as the acclaimed, provocative, often divisive filmmaker behind "Platoon," "Salvador," "Wall Street," "Born on the Fourth of July," "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers." Seitz has spent the past three years conducting interviews with Stone, and his book will include original artwork, analyses and footnotes, plus personal photos, »

- Max O'Connell

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We introduce the new show 'Ask Drew' and we need your help to make it work

31 March 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The video team here at HitFix constantly impresses me with not only the volume of work that they produce, but also the quality. We've gotten very lucky with the people we've hired, and they make any of our collaborations both easy and fun. Last week, they approached me about a new ongoing feature that they wanted to do, and tomorrow, we're going to shoot the first episode of "Ask Drew," which is exactly what it sounds like. I am constantly asked questions via e-mail and Twitter and in our comments section, and I feel like I never fully answer all of them, something that makes me feel terrible. I am grateful for each and every reader of the work we do here at HitFix, and if I can answer something, I try to. To that end, we are going to try something a little different here starting tomorrow. I want »

- Drew McWeeny

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For David Gordon Green, Lone Star State a Fit Setting for His ‘Landscape’ Pieces

10 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Life brought David Gordon Green back to Texas, where the director shot his last three features — “Prince Avalanche,” “Joe” and the upcoming “Manglehorn,” which stars Al Pacino as an ex-con trying to go straight in the Lone Star State — while living in laid-back Austin, among such indie helmers as Jeff Nichols, Andrew Bujalski and the Zellner brothers.

Last week, on the eve of SXSW, Green was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Austin Film Society, co-founded by one of Green’s inspirations, Richard Linklater. While Linklater hails from Houston, Green grew up in Dallas, where he had his first brush with filmmaking on the set of Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July.”

“I’m an extra in the movie,” says Green, who can be seen cheering a home run at a baseball game during the opening credits. “I look into the camera and wiggle my eyebrows. »

- Peter Debruge

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