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Daredevil’s martial arts mentor Stick will be played by Scott Glenn…
With Marvel’s Netflix-based Defenders universe not expected to materialise on-screen until next year, it’s nice to have some reassurance that the constituent shows are pushing ahead at a healthy pace.
Today, we’ve learnt that Stick, martial arts mentor to Daredevil, has been cast. Teaching The Man Without Fear to punch, kick and other important things will be veteran screen actor Scott Glenn.
It’s likely you’ll recognise Glenn from somewhere. In a prolific career spanning back to the 1970s he’s played Lieutenant Colby in Apocalypse Now, Jack Crawford in The Silence Of The Lambs, Captain Mancuso in The Hunt For Red October, Wise Man in Sucker Punch and Ezra Kramer in the Bourne series.
Stick first appeared in the comics in 1981’s Daredevil #176, and has acute control of his senses as well as telepathic and life-draining abilities. »
I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure). The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page. Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor. I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. »
- Evan Dickson
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television says: "Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."
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- Garth Franklin
Scott Glenn has been announced by Marvel to play the mysterious martial artist and mentor to Daredevil, Stick, in the upcoming Netflix series which is set to debut next year. Glenn is best known for his roles in The Bourne Ultimatum, The Silence of the Lambs, Training Day and Apocalypse Now. This is not the first time that the character of Stick will appear in live action, with Terence Stamp previously playing the role in Elektra back in 2005.
“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.”
Glenn joins a growing cast »
- Thomas Roach
The anticipation for Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix continues to grow as the series begins to fill in key roles; and today’s news is no exception. The last casting news was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) will be playing Karen Page, which is awesome. Now it’s confirmed that Scott Glenn (The Silence Of The Lambs, The Right Stuff) will be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor. You may have recently had the pleasure of watching Glenn chew »
- Graham McMorrow
Elephant Song (La chanson de l’éléphant), 2014.
Directed by Charles Binamé.
A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
A young boy seeks out his mother who is a successful opera singer at a party but she has no interest in dealing with him. The flashback sequence transitions to a present day scene. An investigation is taking place involving the conduct of a psychiatrist when dealing with a patient who claims to have information about the whereabouts of a co-worker. Further flashbacks occur revealing that the home life is unsettled for the medical officer and that his ex-wife works with him at the psychiatric facility.
Everything revolves around a patient who has a fascination with elephants and seeks to manipulate the circumstances »
- Trevor Hogg
“The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” a horror pic from “American Horror Story” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, features the Orion label in a trailer released Wednesday, its first appearance since 1999’s “One Man’s Hero.” Gomez-Rejon’s film follows the recreation of the Texarkana Moonlight Murders after a mysterious killer attempts to remake the events over 60 years later.
Orion Pictures declared bankruptcy in 1991. After exiting bankruptcy in 1996, Orion was bought by MGM, ending its nearly two decade run.
MGM brought back the Orion label as a television brand in 2013, which is currently used on syndicated court show “Paternity Court.” With no staff assigned to the label, MGM intends to use the venerable indie name Orion as an international brand for smaller releases on VOD and limited theatrical. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Orion Pictures is alive again. The mini-major studio and distributor behind The Terminator, RoboCop and Best Picture Oscar winners Amadeus, Platoon, Dances With Wolves and The Silence Of The Lambs was acquired by MGM in 1997 after flailing financially through most of the 1980s and ’90s, but it fell off the map within a few short years. Now MGM quietly is positioning Orion Pictures as a specialty multiplatform distribution arm, starting with the October release of horror sequel The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
Deadline revealed this week that Orion will release the Jason Blum- and Ryan Murphy-produced low-budget slasher, which MGM is framing as the first new title from the revived brand. The familiar Orion constellation logo even caught some viewers’ eyes when it appeared in the film’s trailer yesterday. MGM is taking small steps; it won’t be launching the new Orion as a stand-alone initiative and »
- Jen Yamato
This Halloween season, annual scary movie marathons will take place in living rooms around the world, with friends and families gathering to watch films featuring monsters ranging from brain-eating zombies to cruel high school classmates. Showcasing a variety of villains to be viewed around Halloween, MGM and Fox have released 13 retro horror films on home media with limited edition cover art by Skuzzles.
The 13 horror titles listed below are now available in Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Best Buy Canada, Walmart Canada, and other major retailers nationwide. These releases from Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Fox Home Entertainment can be purchased on Blu-ray for $7 – $8 and on DVD for $5 – $7. The artists at the cult decor company Skuzzles have crafted limited-edition faceplates for each release, providing horror hounds with fresh ways to look at old favorites. We have images of the cover art for all 13 films below.
Jeepers Creepers Child’s Play Misery »
- Derek Anderson
Big Game, 2014.
Directed by Jalmari Helander.
Trapped in the wilderness after Air Force One is forced down by a terrorist attack, the President of the United States must rely on the survival skills of a 13-year-old woodsman.
Upon the arrival of his 13th birthday, a Finnish boy embarks on coming-of-age ceremony where he hunts alone on a mountain and is expected to bring back his killed prize which will mark his passage into manhood. While this is taking place the President of the United States is aboard Air Force One heading for a conference being held in Finland. The stories become entwined when a terrorist shoots down the presidential aircraft and the world’s most powerful man has to rely on a youth who is armed with a bow and arrows for his survival. »
- Trevor Hogg
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
This week Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller ran into The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster at an Emmys after-party, and Tweeted an image that ignited enthusiastic fan speculation that Fuller was courting her to direct some episodes of his hit series.
Foster has taken on less acting roles over the last few years, and has instead turned her attention toward directing. She’s directed films like The Beaver and Home for the Holidays, and recently helmed a few episodes of popular Netflix shows House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. The role of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs is perhaps her most iconic, and fans would love to see her involved in the newest iteration of the series.
According to Fuller, however, it’s not in the cards. Not only does Foster have a full slate of upcoming projects (including the film Money Monster »
- James Garcia
At a recent Emmys party, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller ran into The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster. The result was the enthusiastic Twitter pic you see below. This encounter - a mix of two people hailing from two separate Hannibal screen adaptations - spurred rumors that Fuller was courting Foster for a directing gig on the upcoming third season of Hannibal.
I spoke to Fuller this afternoon and he provided some clarification and sobering truth.
- Ryan Turek
When Oscar glory comes knocking for a successful Hollywood actor, it must be hugely tempting when the chance arrives for them to reprise that award-winning role. But while sequels and reboots are a common enough sight in the movie industry these days, examples of stars who've returned to their Oscar-winning roles are relatively few and far between.
The reason, perhaps, is because it's so difficult to recapture the creative lightning in a bottle that led to the Oscar win in the first place. Nevertheless, some actors do occasionally take up the offer and return to the filmmaking well. And as the list below proves, the results can sometimes be highly accomplished - though seldom quite as powerful and fresh as the films they're following...
Won for: The French Connection
Played the »
Talking Heads' David Byrne presented the 30th anniversary digitally restored 1984 music documentary of the legendary performances in "Stop Making Sense" at Lincoln Center last week and submitted to a Q & A. In the clip below, he talks about how he and director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") collaborated on bringing the stage show to the screen with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth, and where some of the ideas behind the show came from--mostly the indie downtown arts scene of the period. "Stop Making Sense" remains one of the great concert docs of all time. I may think that because I was there! But I'm not the only one who reveres it: Leonard Maltin calls the film “one of the greatest rock movies ever made” and The New Yorker says it's “close to perfection.” Watch a montage from the film below. »
- Anne Thompson
We write about the film business cynically as a business, but we’re a bunch of film geeks, really. I thought this when I experienced moments ago the closest thing a guy on his couch will face to a “Sophie’s Choice.” On Spike TV, there was the incomparable Roy Scheider slinging chum off the back of a boat, and a giant great white shark surfacing in Jaws, and Scheider telling Robert Shaw, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” And on AMC, at the same time, there’s Goodfellas, nearing its climax, when Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) is directed by Jimmy (Robert De Niro) to go in a storefront to pick out dresses. This after she sets up a meeting between Jimmy and her recently pinched husband Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who’s about to go rat on his Lufthansa heist pal. What would have happened had Karen gone »
- Mike Fleming Jr
In this free flowing conversational extra [23 minutes] Joe Reid tells Nick, Katey and Nathaniel about where his devotion to Diane Keaton has taken him: to the "nothing" of And So It Goes (2014). We discuss the dangers of "comfort zones" and working with paychecks.
The conversation drifts to Edge of Tomorrow and Broadway musicals including Into the Woods. But mostly the 1989 & 1990 Oscar ceremonies. We always end up at Oscars. It's a sickness! Name checked in this extra episode: Emily Blunt, John Lithgow, Graham Greene, Michael Douglas, John Lithgow, Annette Bening, The Silence of the Lambs, Reba McEntire, Michelle Pfeiffer, and the musical stylings of Jasmine Guy.
You can listen at the bottom of the post or wait till it shows up on iTunes (which usually takes about a day). Continue the conversation in the comments. We'd love to hear your comments on how it's going with Diane Keaton and your memories of the 89 and 90 Oscars, »
- NATHANIEL R
Opening this weekend is the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The 1993 Young Adult novel has quickly become a favorite among readers in the 20 years since it’s been published. While the adaptation is getting mixed reviews, there have been a number of stellar film adaptations that have surpassed readers’ expectations. With that in mind, we oriented our Netflix streaming guide around the best of book-to-film transformations.
Of Total Film’s 50 Greatest Book Movie Adaptations, we found 10 options worth streaming, plus a bonus: The Hunger Games — a film that relates purely based on the idea of being a dystopian novel turn big budget movie starring pretty young things.
Total Film’s greatest change from book to film: “Different story threads are told in the novel by a variety of characters, whereas Renton is »
- Stacy Lambe
• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love interest in Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve-set comedy. Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie will star as three childhood friends who reunite in New York City for their annual night-before-Christmas bash. Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play Rogen’s wife in the film from writer/director Jonathan Levine, who previously worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on the cancer comedy 50/50. [THR]
- Jake Perlman
*this article is provided by guest writer Brandon Engel. Brandon is a horror and history buff. In this article, Brandon connects some of the biggest names in film with one of the world's most notorious killers and cannibals - Ed Gein. Ed Gein not only inspired a treasure trove of brutally beloved horror movies, including the first slasher film ever made, but he also defined an archetype and influenced a trope that has been used in popular fiction ever since his capture in 1957. Ed Gein was born in 1906 and raised in the tiny rural town of Plainfield, Wi, by his violent alcoholic father and religious zealot mother. His mother greatly influenced his warped view of women and sexuality. When his mother died of a stroke in 1945, Gein’s mental health steadily declined. Like the fictional Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre »
- email@example.com (Brandon Engel)
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