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Frustrating games in videogame history

19 August 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From the 1980s to the 21st century, Jamie takes us on a guided tour of the most frustrating videogames he's encountered so far...

I want to take you on a journey through a few decades of game-playing frustration, name-checking the titles that have most made me want to kick a sleeping puppy in the face: games that only a heart surgeon would have the dexterity and patience to complete; games so disgustingly unfair and evil that even Satan beholds their exquisitely cruel construction with envy, kicking himself that he didn’t think of them first.

(Disclaimer: no actual puppies were harmed in the making of this article)

Now for another couple of disclaimers: pointless I know, because nobody actually reads these introductions, right? I believe it’s traditional to skip the rest of this article and head to the comments’ section below filled with boundless and unquenchable rage. (If you »

- ryanlambie

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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.

new panelists

Kevin B Lee

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

- NATHANIEL R

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Wait Till They Get a Load of Me: 1989 – The Year That Changed Hollywood

11 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“Twenty five years. Makes a girl think.” So said Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, and she was rarely wrong about anything, except maybe her taste in husbands. Cinematically, an awful lot can happen in 25 years and Hollywood as we know it today, emerged from seismic developments that took place a quarter of a century ago. 1989 was a game-changer; an absolutely pivotal year in the evolution of 21st century Hollywood. Chances are, whatever you watch at the multiplex this weekend will be genetically traceable to that dark, iPad-less, internetless, Jedwardless time. For those of us who are not going gentle into the dark night of their forties, the specific date of this Big Bang was August 11th 1989. That was the day that Batman finally opened in the UK.

I had never seen a line of people actually queuing around the block, except in vintage documentaries about Star Wars, but »

- Cai Ross

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Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

29 July 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...

Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.

This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »

- ryanlambie

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Frankenstein’s Creature featured in latest Penny Dreadful poster

30 May 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Showtime has unveiled a new poster for Penny Dreadful, which features Victor Frankenstein’s original creation – a hideous monster with a deep and anguished soul, whose horrible appearance and unusual “birth” have left him a lonely, misunderstood outcast, furious at his creator over his unfortunate fate….

Penny Dreadful airs on Showtime in the States and Sky Atlantic in the UK, with a cast that includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies, The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

The post Frankenstein’s Creature featured in latest Penny Dreadful poster appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

12 May 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.

Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000),  X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.  

You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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'Penny Dreadful': What you need to know before the premiere

11 May 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Psychosexual horror drama Penny Dreadful weaves together the origin stories of (in)famous literary characters while reimagining them in Victorian London. It’s kind of like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but with Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Josh Hartnett leading the charge to understand the weird, unnatural world around them.

Dalton and Green play mysterious explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and supernaturally-in-touch sidekick Vanessa Ives respectively; in the first episode, the pair attempt to recruit sharpshooting American Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) in their quest.

Here’s what else you should know before the premiere:

What is a penny dreadful anyway?

Penny »

- Amber Ray

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Jodie Foster Marries Alexandra Hedison: What Makes Their Relationship Work

2 May 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Surprise! After nearly a year of dating, Jodie Foster, 51, and photographer Alexandra Hedison, 44, tied the knot on the weekend of April 18 in a top-secret ceremony, which friends of the newlyweds say is just their style. "They are very private when they're around people they don't know," says a source. "But when they're together, it can be like they're in their own world." That was evident when the couple were spotted just days after their wedding walking through the second annual Paris Photo Show on April 24 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. "They were holding hands and looking like a newly married »

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Flashing back to when Batman, Indiana Jones and the Ghostbusters ruled the summer of '89

30 April 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We start today with a look back at the summer of 1989. In many ways, 1989 is a fascinating case study for the direction populist filmmaking was already in the process of taking. Never before had so many sequels descended upon the multiplex. Franchises were exploding in the wake of "Star Wars." Twenty-five years later, well, the more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess. As a 7-year-old living in small-town North Carolina, those franchises sucked me in that summer. It was a formidable few months for me, and so when we decided to crank out a Summer Movies Flashback series this year, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Watch the First Episode of Showtime’s New Horror Series Penny Dreadful Online Now

28 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the more intriguing summer television offerings heading our way is Showtime’s psychosexual horror series Penny Dreadful, and in advance of its official premiere, the pay cable network has put the full episode online in its entirety to watch for free.  Created by Skyfall scribe John Logan in collaboration with executive producer Sam Mendes, the show takes place in Victorian London and finds some of literature’s most terrifying characters crossing paths.  All of the trailers thus far have been highly fascinating, and I’m definitely looking forward to checking out this full episode soon. Hit the jump to watch the full premiere episode of Penny Dreadful.  The show stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadway, and Danny SapaniPenny Dreadful premieres on Showtime Sunday, May 11th. Here’s the official synopsis for Penny Dreadful: In Penny Dreadful, some »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jodie Foster's New Wife: 5 Things to Know About Alexandra Hedison

25 April 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of Hollywood's most private stars, Jodie Foster has long kept her love life out of the public eye. But with the surprise news of Foster's weekend wedding to her girlfriend of nearly a year, Alexandra Hedison, the newlyweds now face a brighter public spotlight. Here are five things to know about the Oscar winner's new wife: 1. She grew up in Hollywood.Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hedison, 44, is the daughter of David Hedison, a stage, film and television actor best known for his role as James Bond's ally Felix Leiter in Live and Let Die and License to Kill. »

- Michelle Tauber

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New images from the pilot episode of Penny Dreadful

22 April 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Spoiler TV, we’ve got a batch of fifteen images from Showtime’s star-studded Victorian-era thriller Penny Dreadful, which has been created by Skyfall screenwriter John Logan, with Sam Mendes executive producing. Check out the gallery here…

Penny Dreadful is set to premiere on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies, The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). Watch the trailer here.

The post New images from the pilot episode of Penny Dreadful appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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The name's Bland, not Bond: why Pierce Brosnan is right about his 007

14 April 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Brosnan's James Bond was lackadaisical and smug what once appeared to be insouciant cool now comes across as laziness

Pierce Brosnan: My James Bond was 'never good enough'

Pierce Brosnan's revelation that he doesn't rate his own performances as Bond, James Bond, ought to be shocking stuff. Here is an actor who throughout his seven-year run as the suave British sleuth was regularly voted the public's second-favourite 007 after Sean Connery. Occasionally, he even came out ahead.

At the time the Brosnan era was considered a hugely successful reinvention of a Bond brand that had suffered in the late 1980s. Timothy Dalton's brace of outings as the secret agent gladly bought into the period's high-octane agenda, but lost something of 007's quintessentially English charm in the process. These films especially 1989's Licence to Kill were, to all intents and purposes, violent Hollywood action movies with a bit of »

- Ben Child

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Brosnan: My Bond Was "Never Good Enough"

13 April 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In an interesting admission, actor Pierce Brosnan says that he believes his work as James Bond was "never good enough".

Reflecting back on his time as 007 over four films from 1995 to 2002, the actor tells UK tabloid The Telegraph:

"I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling...

I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable.

It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well."

Brosnan is grateful for the many other opportunities that playing James Bond has opened up for him: "It's the gift that keeps on giving, »

- Garth Franklin

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Meet Dorian Grey and Brona Croft in Exclusive New Clip from Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

11 April 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though the television landscape has certainly gotten darker over the past few years, Showtime is looking to push the boundaries even further with its upcoming drama series Penny Dreadful.  From executive producers John Logan and Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the show takes place in Victorian London and finds some of literature’s most terrifying characters crossing paths.  Ahead of its debut, we here at Collider have been provided with an exclusive Penny Dreadful clip to share with our readers.  In the clip, we’re introduced to Dorian Grey (played by Reeve Carney) and Irish immigrant/prostitute Brona Croft (Billie Piper), as the actors discuss how their characters fit into the series. Hit the jump to watch the Penny Dreadful clip.  The show also stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadway, and Danny SapaniPenny Dreadful premieres on Showtime Sunday, May 11th. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "5keW95bDrWxUsBzO »

- Adam Chitwood

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From Russia With Love's Visual Style

8 April 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On the 50th anniversary of "From Russia With Love"'s Us release our friend and James Bond expert Deborah Lipp (she even wrote a book about him!) is here to talk 007...

Sean Connery in "From Russia With Love" released 50 years ago today in the States

After 23 official films and 2 unofficial ones, From Russia With Love, the second James Bond adventure, remains the greatest of them all. Considered an iconic film in many ways, it may surprise the casual Bond viewer to note that certain "iconic" aspects of the Bond franchise were missing from or created in this film.

Let's focus on From Russia With Love's extraordinary visual signature on this anniversary

The first James Bond film, Dr. No, featured the production design of Ken Adam. Adam is justifiably famous. In Dr. No, he designed such sets as the nuclear launch room, and, needing one last set when the budget ran out, »

- Deborah Lipp

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Exclusive Teaser: Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

21 March 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

 

New genre television is always something to be celebrated, and I have been waiting for the premiere of Showtime's Penny Dreadful since it was announced over a year ago. The show, starring Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, premieres in May, but we have an exclusive first look at the new teaser, set to premiere on the network this Sunday.

Official Synopsis: In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by of three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, »

- Alyse Wax

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Screenwriter John Logan Gives Update on Bond 24; Says the Film “Continues the Themes of Skyfall”

5 March 2014 9:13 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As an October production start date looms closer, details are finally starting to surface about the next James Bond film.  After crafting one of the best entries in the franchise ever with Skyfall, screenwriter John Logan and director Sam Mendes return to try and raise the bar once again with Bond 24, and now Logan has spoken up a bit to give an update on the project.  The scribe says the first draft is nearly done and teases that the next film will continue the themes explored in Skyfall, so it’ll be interesting to see how much of a “sequel” Bond 24 will be in relation to Skyfall.  As a bit of trivia, this is the first time a director has returned to helm the next Bond film since John Glen directed five in a row, from For Your Eyes Only through Licence to Kill. Hit the jump for »

- Adam Chitwood

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Penny Dreadful character images and descriptions

4 March 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to IGN, we've got a batch of character images and descriptions for Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual thriller" series Penny Dreadful, which has been created by screenwriter John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall), with Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife) producing....

Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives - Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium. Her supernatural gifts are powerful and useful to those around her, particularly Sir Malcolm, but they are also a heavy burden. Her inner demons are very real to her and everyone around her, and they threaten to destroy her relationships, her sanity, and her very life.

Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) as Sir Malcolm Murray - A »

- Gary Collinson

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service recap: a 007 outlier with a truly human Bond

23 February 2014 2:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

George Lazenby lacks the swagger of Sean Connery, but this 1969 black sheep – on ITV1 today at 3pm – is possibly the best Bond film ever

"This never happened to the other fellow" – James Bond

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Ohmss) had a lot to live up to. As far as the entire world was concerned, Sean Connery was James Bond. And here was some impostor – worse, an impostor from the colonies, George Lazenby, whom nobody had heard of – waltzing in to take his place. It wasn't right. It wouldn't do. To rub everyone's noses in it even further, On Her Majesty's Secret Service deliberately stuck closely to the book, which meant no audience-pleasing whizz-bang gadgets. And what's with the bummer of an ending? No wonder the film only took half the amount of You Only Live Twice at the box office.

And yet I will fight anyone who dares to tell »

- Stuart Heritage

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