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Wyatt Earp Is 'Fed Up' and Gettin' Out of Dodge in American West Sneak Peek

Wyatt Earp Is 'Fed Up' and Gettin' Out of Dodge in American West Sneak Peek
Lawman Wyatt Earp is itching to get the heck out of Dodge City in this sneak peek from AMC’s The American West (airing Saturday at 10/9c).

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Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, the Robert Redford-produced limited series has been revisiting how — in the aftermath of the Civil War — the United States transformed into the “land of opportunity,” while sharing the personal, little-known stories of Western legends. In the sixth of eight episodes, Billy the Kid seeks revenge for the death of his friend and Jesse James reemerges from years in hiding,
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Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard,' and the commitment of being a classic movie villain

  • Hitfix
Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard,' and the commitment of being a classic movie villain
"Galaxy Quest" was far from the most famous Alan Rickman movie, but it may feature his most autobiographical role. As Alexander Dane, a classically trained Shakespearean actor (who's constantly boasting of the five curtain calls he received for playing Richard III) forever typecast as the alien warrior he played on a cult classic TV show, Rickman was riffing not only on Leonard Nimoy's difficult relationship with Mr. Spock from "Star Trek," but also on the strange and wonderful nature of his own career. Rickman, who died today at 69 from cancer, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and gained acclaim for his role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the 1985 Broadway production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." And while he did spectacular and nuanced work in more highbrow films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Truly Madly Deeply," the bulk of his fame came from a pair of genre pieces: the first "Die Hard,
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Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 69

Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 69
Alan Rickman, the British actor who portrayed likable villains in films like Die Hard and the Harry Potter series, has passed away. "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," his family wrote in a statement confirming the actor's death, the BBC reports.

Rickman's acting career began on the stage with a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as well as roles on numerous BBC productions. In 1987, a RSC production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses came to Broadway,
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Alan Rickman interview: A Little Chaos, villains, Doctor Who

  • Den of Geek
Alan Rickman chats to us about directing, Anthony Minghella, movie villains and A Little Chaos...

"Where does Den Of Geek come from as a title?", asked Alan Rickman as I settled into my seat to interview him for his second film as director, A Little Chaos. I don't usually write one of those setting the scene preambles for interviews, but there was something really quite special about hearing Alan Rickman's voice in person for the first time.

In truth, as I walked through the door, I had no idea what to expect. Would Rickman be curt? Frosty? Would he want to cut out my heart with a spoon?

None of the above. He was as you'd hope: both brilliant, and Alan Rickman. And here's how the interview went...

I've travelled down from the Midlands for this interview, and been walking through London this morning. And I've walked past lots
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Review: 'Arrow' - 'Corto Maltese'

  • Hitfix
Review: 'Arrow' - 'Corto Maltese'
A quick review of tonight's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I don't know how to vacation like a normal person... Sister show "The Flash" is the shiny new thing understandably getting all the attention, but "Arrow" has had a fine start to its third season. I didn't write about last week's episode, but it did a good job dealing with the emotional repercussions of Sara's murder, while "Corto Maltese" dealt nicely with the Malcolm/Thea relationship(*) and the way it in turn has altered Oliver and Thea's relationship. I don't much buy Diggle's rationale for Oliver not telling her the whole truth, but in general I have a much more anti-secrecy philosophy than the shared "Arrow"/"Flash" creative team, and Thea as secret ninja is a much better direction for her than Thea as underage club owner. (*) I particularly appreciated the tabling of the Hong Kong flashbacks in
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The top 10 movie performances of Alan Rickman

  • Den of Geek
Top 10 Simon Brew 14 Feb 2014 - 06:13

Die Hard, Robin Hood and Harry Potter are just a few highlights of Alan Rickman's movie career. We pick our favourite Rickman roles...

Because we are human beings who like things that are good, it goes without saying that we love Alan Rickman. One of the finest British screen actors of his generation - and a few others too - he's had a varied career, taking in memorable Hollywood villains to smaller independent fare. But what amongst his film roles (and we've focused on films that got a cinema release) are our favourites? Glad you asked...

10. Dogma

Kevin Smith's fourth film in some ways remains his most ambitious. In casting terms certainly, and the involvement of Alan Rickman led to the writer-director warning long time collaborator Jason Mewes that he "didn't want to piss off that Rickman dude".

Wearing 100-pound wings and
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Is Netflix Removing Your Fave Movie In 2014?

Is Netflix Removing Your Fave Movie In 2014?
You better watch Titanic, Top Gun and Braveheart while you can, because come 2014, Netflix will remove 80 films and a handful of TV shows from their streaming site.

According to Reddit, on New Year's Day, nearly 40 million streaming Netflix subscribers will no longer be able to watch some of the classic films and TV shows that have been so readily available in the past. Instead, they will have to join the seven million DVD subscribers and order their films to come in the mail.

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The heads-up came from an anonymous post on Reddit, in which the user listed every film that is to be removed from instant streaming as of Wednesday, January 1. A Netflix spokesperson told CNN that the company often changes what films will be available for streaming based on licensing contracts made with the studios and filmmakers.

The silver lining in all of this is that a few new films
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Netflix To Ring In The New Year By Purging A Whole Lot Of Movies

Life is ephemeral. Nothing lasts forever, least of all your favorite streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix. It used to be you could go to third-party websites to find out when movies would be expiring from Netflix’s streaming service, but no more. Now the only place to find that information is on individual listings within Netflix’s own website or apps. How are we to know which films we never got around to watching that we’ll be missing in a few days?

Well, where there’s a will there’s a way. In this case, that way is through the seedy back alley of the Internet known as Reddit, where one user was kind enough to list all the various films and TV shows that will no longer be on Netflix after the first of the year. Here is that very list:

TV shows expiring January 1st:
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Netflix Loses A Bunch Of Its Movies

  • Dark Horizons
A major downside of VOD services compared with having a vast Blu-ray or DVD library is timing. Services like Netflix, Hulu, etc. have contracts with content providers - contracts that expire usually around the end of a calendar year unless otherwise renewed.

Thus from January 1st, certain films will no longer be available on that service to watch when you want. Today, a Reddit post has listed the films that are about to drop off Netflix due to contract with various rights providers running out. When (or even if) they will return is anyone's guess. The list is as follows:

1492 Conquest Of Paradise

As Good As It Gets

Brick

Being John Malkovich

Back To School

Battle Of Britain

Best Of Times

Born On the Fourth Of July

Braveheart

Body Of Evidence

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Biloxi Blues

Can't Hardly Wait

Capote

Dressed To Kill

Do The Right Thing

Desperado

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Netflix Loses A Bunch Of Its Movies

  • Dark Horizons
A major downside of VOD services compared with having a vast Blu-ray or DVD library is timing. Services like Netflix, Hulu, etc. have contracts with content providers - contracts that expire usually around the end of a calendar year unless otherwise renewed.

Thus from January 1st, certain films will no longer be available on that service to watch when you want. Today, a Reddit post has listed the films that are about to drop off Netflix due to contract with various rights providers running out. When (or even if) they will return is anyone's guess. The list is as follows:

1492 Conquest Of Paradise

As Good As It Gets

Brick

Being John Malkovich

Back To School

Battle Of Britain

Best Of Times

Born On the Fourth Of July

Braveheart

Body Of Evidence

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Biloxi Blues

Can't Hardly Wait

Capote

Dressed To Kill

Do The Right Thing

Desperado

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
See full article at Dark Horizons »

The top 20 underappreciated films of 1990

  • Den of Geek
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 19 Sep 2013 - 07:20

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or
See full article at Den of Geek »

The 20 underrated films of 1990

  • Den of Geek
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or have faded rapidly from general discussions about cinema.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Constructive Concepts: A conversation with production designer John Stoddart

Trevor Hogg chats with John Stoddart about Bruce Beresford, Peter Weir, and what it is like to be retired...

Bruce Beresford and John Stoddart“I was always interested in drawing and painting as a child,” states John Stoddart. "I grew up in Sydney and there wasn’t much theatre at that time. There were no film schools so architecture was the closest thing with an artistic background that I could find. I don’t think I was aware of the theatre until I came to London. I had been to some plays in Sydney but not many. I became more interested during the 1960s and I had no knowledge of opera which I specialized in the theatre.” The trip to England led to an encounter with another Sydney University graduate who would become a frequent collaborator. “I worked with various architects for five years. I was able to branch out on my own.
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Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980′s

  • SoundOnSight
As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task. When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character.

We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s.

The criteria for this article is the same as my previous article Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s: the villains must be from live-action films-no animated features-and must pose some type of direct or indirect lethal threat. The villains can be either individuals or small groups that act as one unit.

The villains must be human or human in appearance, so no shape-shifting alien from John Carpenter’s amazing 1982 The Thing, no Aliens from James Cameron’s classic 1986 sequel and no Predator from John McTiernan’s beloved 1987 film of the same name.

Also, individuals that are the central protagonists/antiheroes
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Geek Girl Navigating the World – Australia’s first four billion years

  • Boomtron
Ever since I was a tiny, starry-eyed little sprocket, I’ve been more than a little obsessed with Australia. I think it probably started the first time I ever watched “Dot & the Kangaroo”.

“Dot & the Kangaroo” is actually kind of a trippy little movie. The part that I remembered the most strongly was actually the part about the Bunyip, a monster that terrorizes just about everyone. Weirdly, however, I remembered the word bunyip without remembering where the heck I had actually heard it. For a long time, I had just assumed that I must have made it up, maybe because of a bad, long repressed experience with turnips or something, except I have never actually hated that particular tuber. They can be quite delicious.

When I was a little kid, a couple of family members had VCRs and they used to have my cousins and me over for slumber parties that included watching movies.
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DVD Review: "The Day After Halloween" (1980) From Scorpion Releasing

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Rarely has distributor exploitation been as blatant as in the case of Simon Wincer’s The Day After Halloween (1980), a ludicrously-named Australian outing originally optioned under the name of Centerfold, then changed to Snapshot after the producers were unable to secure that title, and was eventually released as One More Minute. It appeared on video shelves here in the U.S. on VHS both in 1983 from Catalina Home Video under the title of The Day After Halloween and in 1985 as The Night After Halloween on Magnum Home Entertainment. The film came on the heels of the John Carpenter-scripted Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) which was set against the milieu of the fashion industry. Filmed in 1978 and released in Australia the following year, The Day After Halloween has absolutely nothing to do with John Carpenter’s seminal holiday suspense yarn, and isn’t even a slasher film. It isn’t even a thriller.
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Singin’ In The Rain Set For UK Theatre Tour!

We’ve been having a bit of a unique time with the classic Singin In The Rain musical recently on Thn. Last week, we attending the Royal Albert Hall for a screening with a live orchestra, that was also introduced by Gene Kelly’s widow Patricia Ward Kelly, who was absolutely charming and you can read our full report here.

It’s now also been announced that the Palace Theatre musical is set to tour the UK after it ends its West End run on June 8th this year. The production will then open at Manchester’s Opera House on Wednesday 13th November and move to Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre for a Christmas and New Year season. We’re expecting full details of the tour, including casting, to also be announced shortly. Rebecca Quigley, Producer and Managing Director, Stage Entertainment UK, said:

“The first time I saw Singin’ in
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Vinnie Jones and Stephen Lang Join The 34th Battalion

  • Filmofilia
The Australian Army’s 34th Battalion arrived in France in 1916 and fought against the Germans on the Western Front. The unit’s little-heralded story will be chronicled in the ensemble war drama The 34th Battalion.

A soccer hardman and Hollywood action star, Vinnie Jones and Avatar’s Stephen Lang will now join a cast that includes Luke Hemsworth (brother of Chris and Liam Hemsworth), Emilie de Ravin (Brick), Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives), Les Hill and Andrew Lees of Rescue Special Ops, Claire van der Boom (Hawaii Five-0), Tony Bonner (Quigley Down Under, and Vince Colosimo (Body of Lies), respectively.

Jones will play the British-born Lieutenant-Colonel who led the battalion, while Lang is a U.S. officer who is part of the squad.

Ian Sparke will serve as executive producer and his son Luke Sparke will be making his directorial debut on the feature. The father-son team also wrote the screenplay.
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Supporting Actors: The Overlooked and Underrated (part 4 of 5)

Tom Noonan as Francis Dollarhyde in Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986, USA):

Noonan is absolutely incredible as a serial murderer in this underrated adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. With all respect to the talented but miscast actors involved in Brett Ratner’s 2002 adaptation Red Dragon (USA), with the exception of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, the acting in this earlier, superior version of the book exists on a much higher level. Most notably, there’s nothing resembling a comparison between Noonan’s Francis Dollarhyde and Ralph Fiennes’ interpretation. This role is by far Noonan’s finest film work to date and should not be missed.

Other notable Tom Noonan performances: Phoenix (Danny Cannon, 1998, USA).

Christopher Walken as Brad Whitewood Sr.in At Close Range (James Foley, 1986, USA):

Having once described his role in this film as “the hillbilly Lucifer”, Walken is incredible as a rural crime boss bringing his son,
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Quigley Down Under

There’s not too much about Quigley Down Under to set it apart from the dozens of generic westerns produced since the genre’s heyday. It may transplant the typical gun-for-hire story to Australia and take advantage of the sweeping landscapes down under, but when push comes to shove, Quigley offers nothing new in the story it tells. Westerns have a few common stories that get used over and over again, and a gunslinger hired to do a deed only to discover the employer has nefarious intentions is one such example. You can put as many twists on the story as you’d like, but the fact is genres repeat themselves (and not just westerns), and Quigley Down Under amounts to just a well-filmed blip on the radar. A blip with a damned fine mustache, that is.

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