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What to do when faced with the inevitability of your own demise?
Find a loophole, of course! In The Librarians Season 3 Episode 4, Eve Baird discovered that she had a supernatural hit out on her and unsurprisingly did not sit around and wait for her impending doom.
Really, though, the moral of this story should be "Listen to Jenkins."
Seriously, though, you would think that the Librarians, knowing full well that Jenkins is a centuries-old immortal being, would pay more attention to him.
Of course, had they done that, there really wouldn't have been much of an episode, now would there?
What will happen to the swim team? After all, they did cheat on their tests, and Tyson admitted as much in front of the principal.
While they might not face direct consequences (presumably, the Librarians confiscated all the magic goggles), they will have problems if they use their inflated scores »
- Kathleen Wiedel
Paul Bullock Dec 15, 2016
We continue to salute Steven Spielberg's 70th birthday, with a look at the decade that transformed his career: the 1990s
The 1990s delivered everything Steven Spielberg could have hoped for to enjoy a successful third decade in the film industry. He restated his position as Hollywood's King of the Blockbuster with Jurassic Park, he found critical and awards success with Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, and he used the platform the former offered to set up a charitable organisation (The Shoah Foundation) that’s gone on to become one of the most significant Holocaust resources in the world. By anybody's standards, that's a pretty solid ten-year stint. And yet, the 90s stands as arguably Spielberg's weakest period, a time of unqualified success and curious lethargy, a time of enriching experimentation and self-defeating regression. At times, Spielberg consciously seemed to take one step forwards and another backwards. »
Robert Keeling Nov 11, 2016
A salute to some of the finest uplifting moments in film, and to cinema's ability to lift your day.
A few weeks ago we published a list of traumatic moments that have appeared in family films. Of course we all enjoyed that waltz through painful childhood nightmare fuel, but the question was raised, why not do a list of slightly more positive and upbeat movie scenes instead? Thus, this: 25 of the most triumphant movie moments of all time.
Everyone has that go-to feel-good movie which they stick on when life is getting them down. Had a bad week at work? Stick Four Weddings on. Football team lose 5-0 and get soaked through on your way home? Time for Baseketball. Leave a tenner in the pocket of your jeans that just went in the wash and thus suddenly realise that life is a never-ending cycle of pain and »
“He’s not [involved], to my knowledge,” screenwriter David Koepp told Collider. “I’ve had no contact with him.”
Ever since Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, his input into creations has been very limited. He put forward ideas for Star Wars: Episode VII – later re-titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens – but they were all rejected.
Koepp also offered a brief update on the film’s progress, stating that: “I’m deeply immersed as we speak. All I can say is that there’s lots of aliens and Indy dies at the end (laughs). Lots of hiding in lead-lined refrigerators, aliens, and he dies. Should go over very well. It feels like it has a lot of momentum behind it. »
- Luke Owen
Stuart Wilson Oct 12, 2016
Lots of ideas for the Indiana Jones films to date haven't yet made it to the screen - so could Indiana Jones 5 use them?
As the July 2019 release date inches closer, we still have no idea what will feature in the fifth Indiana Jones movie, that was confirmed earlier this year. If the earlier sequels are anything to go by though, there's a good chance we'll see some discarded concepts from previously ditched drafts.
You might think this kind of cobbling together of earlier ideas is what led to the rather messy Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. However, as of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, we were seeing scenes that Lucas and Spielberg hadn't been able to fit into Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The stopover in Shanghai was originally considered during the Raiders story conferences, as was the climactic mine cart ride. »
Mashable posted a video that discusses some of the trouble in getting Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull made. The headline claims Crystal Skull barely survived development hell, but according to the video it seems more like it just took a while for everyone to find a story they were happy with. Basically the script was in development in some capacity or another since immediately after the release of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, with a lot of revisions mostly hinging on how much the movie should look like a ’50s sci-fi flick and how much it should retain the classic adventure-serials vibe. A version of the script was completed just as Independence Day came out, cooling everyone’s interest in making an overtly extra-terrestrial-themed Indy movie.
But eventually all that got sorted out, allowing the uncompromised vision the viewing public was indifferent to, at best »
- Nick Wanserski
The iconic Scottish actor best known for playing James Bond turns 85 today!
There's something about this Oscar-winning actor. Yes, he's handsome and has that Scottish accent we all love, but there's something else. He's got that lasting star power about him - a real Hollywood icon.
So in honour of Sean Connery's birthday, we've put together a list of some of our favourite of his roles! 1. The Hunt for Red October This 1990 spy thriller is about the Red October, a nuclear soviet submarine whose captain (played by Connery) breaks rank and decides on his own command to take the submarine to Us waters! What are his intentions? To defect, or launch a missile attack? Well, that's up to CIA analyst Jack Ryan (played by Alec Baldwin) to discover the truth. »
- Scott Goodyer
Helen Murdoch with ten sequels that are actually decent…
2016 has been hit and miss for sequels and reboots. So far we’ve had the dull Independence Day: Resurgence, the reboot of Ghostbusters, as well as the forgettable Now You See Me 2 and Bad Neighbours 2. Sitting through the latest Alice in Wonderland film was physically painful and a complete misfire. Whilst it seems that we’re dying for more original material, I thought it was worth reminding everyone that not all sequels are bad. In face some can argue that some sequels are better than the originals.
For the sake of this list and to keep it to a top 10, I’ve excluded the superhero genre so no Marvel or DC love here. I’ve also taken out planned adaptations i.e. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Jason Bourne.
Comment at the bottom of this article with your favourite sequels. »
- Helen Murdoch
This week sees yet another big-budget superhero caper hit cinemas in the shape of DC’s Suicide Squad and analysts are predicting it’ll be one of the season’s biggest hits. But can you guess the biggest global money-maker of these summers?
Angels & Demons
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- Benjamin Lee
Hitting the big screen in New York City and VOD platforms on July 1st before making its Los Angeles theatrical debut on July 8th from IFC Midnight, Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park marks his fourth feature film collaboration with acclaimed composer Giona Ostinelli. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Ostinelli to discuss working with Keating, using a wide range of instruments and items (including a nail gun) to create unease in Carnage Park, and much more.
Giona, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Your score for Carnage Park marks your fourth collaboration with director Mickey Keating. What first attracted you to Keating’s work?
Giona Ostinelli: Thanks so much for having me! Yes indeed, Mickey Keating and I have collaborated on four films. Our first film together, Ritual, was acquired by Lionsgate; our second film, Pod, was released theatrically with »
- Derek Anderson
Watts is teaming with Italian songwriter Mauro Repetto and French writer Typhanie Soulat on the live-action/animated romantic comedy “Miranda” and psychological thriller “5, 6, 7, 8.” Real Big Hits is the exclusive worldwide sales and distribution agent.
“Miranda” centers on an unborn baby who — with the help of angels — battles witches to ensure that her future parents find each other, fall in love and bring her to life. The film blends traditional animation, computer animation and live action. Repetto, founder of the pop group 883, is writing the script with Soulat. The duo is also writing the soundtrack.
“5, 6, 7, 8” centers on a sociable marketing executive who’s leading a double life as a kidnapper of young women to create a human keyboard that will perform the titular song with a dance routine. »
- Dave McNary
16 years ago today, Mike Flaherty bid adieu to City Hall and Michael J. Fox said goodbye to Spin City. It was the actor’s final episode as a regular on the ABC sitcom after playing the lead role since the show premiered in 1996. Fox had revealed to the public in 1998 his battle with Parkinson’s disease. As his symptoms worsened, during Spin City’s fourth season, Fox, then 38 years old, announced he would be leaving the show at the end of the season to spend more time with his family and to raise money for Parkinson's research and awareness. Spin City lasted another two seasons after Fox’s departure, with Charlie Sheen as the new lead. Fox did return for appearances in a few episodes in the final season. In that May 24, 2000 episode, the season 4 finale, Mike Flaherty fired himself to save everyone else on the mayor’s staff in the midst of a scandal, »
- Emily Rome
River Phoenix (“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”) The late actor played a younger version of Indiana Jones in the opening sequence of 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Sean Patrick Flanery (“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) Flanery starred as the young Indiana Jones in the TV series that ran from 1992 to 1993, as well as several TV movies such as “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies” (1994). Corey Carrier (“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) Carrier played an even younger Indiana Jones in the “Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” playing the 8-to 10-year-old version of the adventurer. He also played Indy in. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Apologies for the slim postings the past two days. Boring issues at Tfe HQ that will hopefully be remedied shortly for a jampacked next week. But enough of that...
As you may have heard Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the Young Han Solo. If you are old like me you know he won't be the first actor to have risked Ford comparisons in the role. Way back in 1989, then freshly Oscar- nominated teen star River Phoenix (Running on Empty) played Young Han Solo in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in a flashback scene wherein we learned how Indiana Jones got that scar under his lip.
Alden Ehrenreich is all the rage at the moment due to his truly awesome work in Hail, Caesar! And the following tweet is most definitely true of actor heat both now and in general. The Coens have a rich history of making people »
- NATHANIEL R
Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
“Welcome to Metrograph: A-z” brings George A. Romero‘s greatest zombie picture, Day of the Dead, on Friday. Saturday includes Abbas Kiarostami‘s Close-Up, Robert Bresson‘s The Devil, Probably (also playing on Sunday), and Coming Apart; Sunday, see the Maggie Cheung-led Comrades: Almost a Love Story.
“Three Wiseman” offers two Wisemans: High School and Titicut Follies. »
- Nick Newman
Harrison Ford is all set to return to his most beloved role in a couple of years time, perhaps for the last time. In 2019, a Harrison Ford Indiana Jones 5 movie will come to our screens with the actor reprising his role and legendary Steven Spielberg will also return to direct. Now, the film is still obviously a way off, but Ford has already been talking about returning to the screen as the legendary archaeologist.
Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel’s TV chat show, Ford revealed why he was returning:
“The opportunity to work with Steven again on this character which has brought pleasure to so many”, he said. “Not to mention me. It’s fun, it’s great fun to play this character. It’s great fun to work with Steven, I »
- Paul Heath
The War On Terror meets The Final Frontier and asks the most important question of all time. What does God need with a starship?
Shatner fights God. That’s about all anyone remembers from the infamous Final Frontier. Over the years, the tale has grown in the telling. Some called it one of the worst films of all time, others call it a box office catastrophe. It killed the careers of the director, producer, the entire special effects company, and nearly ended the entire franchise right there and then. It is remembered merely as a vanity project gone horribly wrong.
But ask yourself this. What does God need with a starship? Can you answer it? Can you understand the question? To dismiss it out of hand is to dismiss the opportunity to think. Do not turn your brain off.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is the ultimate question. »
Yes, it's happening: Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are back for "Indiana Jones 5," and the internet has very mixed feelings. Some are ecstatic to see the franchise hopefully improve over "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull," while others (like me) hung up their hat with "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade" and don't have a particular need for a new installment. But if you're Disney, you don't sink $4 billion into Lucasfilm and sit on a property as valuable "Indiana Jones," so off they go revisting the franchise, and a screenwriter has been found. Read More: 'Indiana Jones 5' Starring Harrison Ford Set To Hit Theaters July 2019, With Steven Spielberg Directing THR reports that David Koepp will write the script for "Indiana Jones 5." The screenwriter previously penned "Jurassic Park" and "War Of The Worlds" for Spielberg, and his credits include "Mission: Impossible," »
- Kevin Jagernauth
David Koepp, who penned 1993’s “Jurassic Park” for Steven Spielberg, will now also write the director’s latest project, “Indiana Jones 5.” On Tuesday, Disney announced “Indiana Jones” will return to theaters on July 19, 2019, for a fifth film in the hit franchise, with 73-year-old Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Disney declined to comment. Also Read: Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford to Return for Fifth 'Indiana Jones' Movie Ford first made his debut as archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He reprised the role in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Yesterday, Disney announced the return of "Indiana Jones" with star Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg for a fifth film to be released in 2019. After three wildly successful films in the 1980s ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"), the franchise returned in 2008 with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but received mixed reactions from critics and audiences. -Break- So we asked our forum posters what they want to see in the new film. Read some of their comments below, then click here to join the discussion. Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions KyleBailey: I think if they stay grounded with history with maybe one slight mythical element that isn't as over the top as aliens, it'll do better. Oh and a better cinematographer. That last movie wa »
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