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Sony Ex-Employees Hit Studio With Another Class Action Suit Over Hack Attack

16 December 2014 3:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two ex-employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed a class action suit against the studio, claiming that it was negligent in protecting personal information and also in planning for the release “The Interview” in the face of a threat of a hacker attack.

The lawsuit was filed by production coordinator Susan Dukow, whose credits include “Last Action Hero and “Jerry Maguire,” and Yvonne Yaconelli, production manager on “Spider-Man II,” “The Green Hornet’ and “The Smurfs 3D.”

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, is the second filed in the past day related to the hacking attack. Two ex-employees filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles late Monday.

The latest lawsuit makes some similar claims, but also that Sony “knew the risks and repercussions associated with releasing” “The Interview,” in which Seth Rogen and James Franco portray entertainment journalists recruited to kill North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. »

- Ted Johnson

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Castle season 7 episode 10 review: Bad Santa

14 December 2014 11:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Castle finally delivers a satisfying, surprising Christmas and mafia-themed episode. Here's Laura's review of Bad Santa...

This review contains spoilers.

7.10 Bad Santa

What a relief!

This season of Castle has not been one of their best. From ridiculous plots (involving inter-dimensional travel) to non-existent ones (where any useful evidence is withheld until seconds before the killer is revealed) to the explanation that is nothing of the kind (Rick ran away from last season’s wedding to do what exactly?), it’s been pretty disappointing. So honesty, I wasn’t expecting much this last week. And that’s especially sad considering the episode, Bad Santa, includes two actors I generally love: Vincent Spano and Paul Ben-Victor. But their appearances did have me expecting a mafia-related episode, and I think that was probably the only thing I guessed right. I was certainly wrong about the level of quality I expected.

Because this »

- louisamellor

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The Rise and Spectacular Fall of the Terminator Franchise

9 December 2014 4:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at the Terminator franchise…

30 years ago, the brilliant mind and visionary genius of James Cameron gave birth to a cinema icon – Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, the T-800, The Terminator. It was a movie that blended science fiction, action and horror and helped launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator was tense, it was thrilling and, above all, it was perfectly executed.

Set in 1984, The Terminator sees bright-eyed and bushy-haired Sarah Conner being targeted for termination by a machine entity called Skynet, a system from the future who have managed to wipe out human existence thanks to its army of Terminator cyborgs. However, there is a human resistance that is rising up – and it looks like they are about to win thanks in part to the leadership of Sarah’s son John. Skynet’s plan is simple: send a Terminator back to a time before John Conner »

- Luke Owen

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Castle season 7 episode 9 review: Last Action Hero

7 December 2014 5:49 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week's Castle takes its name from a 90s Arnie action spoof, but does it deliver on that meta promise? Here's Laura's review...

This review contains spoilers.

7.9 Last Action Hero

Sometimes, the hardest thing about reviewing something is overcoming the expectations that you take in with you. In some cases, this is purely a result of the individual makeup of the reviewer. In others, it’s because the producers created those expectations. For me, this week, with Castle, it’s both. And that’s because a) the writers chose to title last week’s episode Last Action Hero, and b) I may be the only critic alive to have really enjoyed the 1993 John McTiernan film of the same name, starring/spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What sold me on the movie, aside from Charles Dance as a dastardly villain and its metanarrative, was its satire. As an action-movie fan who is also »

- louisamellor

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Castle Season 7 Episode 9 Review: “Last Action Hero”

2 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

In this week’s Expendables  themed episode, Castle meets some of his favorite action stars and Kate says goodbye to her old apartment. Lance Delorca, best known for the Hard Kill action films from the 80s is found dead outside a movie theater playing the original movie in the franchise. When Castle and Beckett roll up, they learn he’s been strangled with a garotte, perhaps due to his past as former Spanish Intelligence. Castle is mournfully geeked that his action hero has been murdered. Lance, a former drug addict and leukemia survivor, was making a career comeback in the Indestructibles franchise, bringing back a bunch of old action movie stars to “band together for one last mission.” Lance’s soon to be ex-wife, fellow action star Kat Kingsley (she plays lady Indiana Jones types) said that Lance was staying with Indestructibles co-star Brock Harmon. Castle and Beckett visit him on the movie… »

- Constance Gibbs

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Castle Recap: The Goodbye Girl

1 December 2014 8:45 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick got a blast from his 1980s past when a murder investigation introduced him to a bevy of action-movie idols. Meanwhile, Kate said a bittersweet goodbye — to her apartment.

If you’ve followed my recaps over the eons, you know that I occasionally enter an episode with tempered expectations — think Season 5’s Ring riff, for one — only to come away pleasantly surprised. This was one of those instances.

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Expendables (or Indestructibles, as the case may be), and I tuned in mainly to see how hammy »

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New Castle Season 7,Episode 9 Second Spoiler Clip Hit The Net

29 November 2014 12:44 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released this new, 2nd sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Castle" episode 9 of season 7, and it appears to be quite interesting as Castle is spotted, having to struggle with the decision of participating in some dangerous activities and the dreaded peer pressure from his new gang, and more. The episode is titled, "Last Action Hero.” The official plotline for episode 9, reads like this: "The star of Castle’s favorite ‘80’s action movie is mysteriously killed, prompting Castle and Beckett to look deeper into the victim’s secret past and pursue his killer with help from a team of aging action heroes." The episode was written by Christine Roum ,and it was directed by Paul Holahan. Episode 9 is set to air this Monday night, December 1st at 9pm central time on ABC. »

- Megan

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New Castle Season 7,Episode 9 Wild Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

25 November 2014 1:02 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Last night, ABC dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Castle" episode 9 of season 7, and it appears to be quite lively and wild as Castle is seen, running around on a movie set, filming his own action flick. He's very ecstatic about it too! The episode is titled, "Last Action Hero.” In the new, 9th episode official plotline: The star of Castle’s favorite ‘80’s action movie is mysteriously killed, prompting Castle and Beckett to look deeper into the victim’s secret past and pursue his killer with help from a team of aging action heroes. Guests stars feature: Krista Allen as Naomi Duvray and Ted McGinley as Brock Harmon. The episode was written by Christine Roum ,and it was directed by Paul Holahan. Episode 9 is scheduled to air on Monday night, December 1st at 9pm central time on ABC. »

- Chris

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New Castle Season 7,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

24 November 2014 1:27 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Castle" episode 9 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Last Action Hero, " and it turns out that we'll see Castle and Beckett look to old action heroes to assist them with their latest homicide case, and more. In the new,9th episode press release: When the star of Castle’s favorite ‘80’s action movie is mysteriously murdered, Castle and Beckett will delve into the victim’s secret past and pursue his killer with help from a team of aging action heroes. Guests stars feature: Krista Allen as Naomi Duvray and Ted McGinley as Brock Harmon. The episode was written by Christine Roum ,and it was directed by Paul Holahan. Episode 9 is set to air on Monday night, December 1st at 9pm central time on ABC. »

- Andre

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'Castle' boss on new episodes, a wedding, and a game-changing cliffhanger

3 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Update: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Castle will air the sixth episode of its seventh season next Monday, Nov. 10.  Last fans heard of Castle's disappearance, Castle was being warned that he might not want the truth. And according to showrunner David Amann, the truth isn't going to reveal itself anytime soon considering that Castle's disappearance won't be revisited in the next four episodes. However, Amann did promise that we'll come into contact with it again in the near future. And when we do, fans don't need to be worried about the truth messing with Castle and Beckett's relationship. »

- Samantha Highfill

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Time to celebrate Batman & Robin!

13 October 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…

Last week, both Chris Cooper and Gary Collinson reported for Flickering Myth on the apologies from both George Clooney and Joel Schumacher, with regards to the widely-discredited Batman & Robin:

“I think since Batman that I’ve been disinvited from Comic-Con for 20 years. I see the comment sections on all you guys. I just met Adam West there [referring to behind the Nycc main stage] and I apologized to him. Sorry about the nipples on the suit. Freeze, freeze, I apologize for that.” – George Clooney

“I never did a sequel to any of my movies, and sequels are only made for one reason: to make more money and sell more toys. I did my job. But I never got my ass in the seat right.” – Joel Schumacher

Prior to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, I took the plunge and re-watched the 4 film-run begun by Tim Burton in 1989 and finished »

- Simon Columb

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe Are ‘The Nice Guys’ In Summer 2016

3 September 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Further to the confirmation the recently of these two galactic stars leading The Nice Guys, it’s now been confirmed for a summer release date of June 17th, 2016.

But what’s it about, you ask? Well, The Nice Guys takes back in 1970s La, when an unlucky private eye (Ryan Gosling) and hired thug (Russell Crowe) end up working together to try and solve the case of a missing girl, and the death of a porn star but, as you may have guessed, they start to uncover something even bigger.

It’s directed by Shane Black, who co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and they’re teaming up once again with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon producer Joel Silver – so it’s a pretty smart team behind the project. I’m a huge fan of both those titles, and Black also wrote The Long Kiss Goodnight, Last Action Hero »

- Dan Bullock

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Last Action Hero’ (1993)

26 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Last Action Hero

Written by Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, and David Argott

Directed by John McTiernan

USA, 1993

The concept of a film within a film is an idea that provides for truly interesting cinema. Films that are self-referential, satiric, and make fun of their own genre are often hilarious, thought-provoking, and downright fun. 1993’s cult favorite Last Action Hero is an action-fantasy that pokes fun at the action film genre in more ways than one. It stars the incomparable blockbuster movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger who is playing himself. Last Action Hero pretty much has it all and if you are a fan of the Austrian star or just action cinema in general, then this is the perfect film for you.

The film focuses on Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien), a 12-year-old troublemaker obsessed with movies, in particular those of action hero Jack Slater, a fictionalized version of Schwarzenegger. »

- Randall Unger

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Exclusive: Trailer For Short Film 'Retrospective' With 'Game Of Thrones' Star Charles Dance

30 July 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans. One of the biggest beneficiaries has to be Charles Dance, who plays steely patriarch Tywin Lannister on the series. Dance's magnetic presence has been seen in major films like "The Jewel In The Crown," "Alien 3" and "Last Action Hero," but he's been giving one of the finest performances of his career  as Tywin, and it's revitalized his career, with roles in big films like "Dracula Untold," "The Imitation Game" and "Child 44" on the way. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Syfy’s 12 Monkeys TV show reveals core cast

29 July 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Emily Hampshire and Tom Noonan will star in the TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys…

With Fargo proving that it’s possible to make great television out of excellent films (as we discussed previously), there are now plenty of other big-to-small-screen transitions on the way.

Of particular interest to the geeky-minded will be Syfy’s 13-episode televisual version of Terry Gilliam’s mercilessly mind-bending surreal sci-fi flick 12 Monkeys, which has now found itself a cast.

Cole, Bruce Willis’ time-travelling mental patient in the film, will be played on telly by Aaron Stanford, perhaps best recognised as Pyro from X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, although he's also held roles in the 2006 version of The Hills Have Eyes and TV's Nikita.

Villain-duties will be handled by one of our very favourite actors, the hugely experienced Tom Noonan, who you might recognise from Heat, Last Action Hero or RoboCop 2, amongst others. »

- rleane

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Nicolas Cage and the 90s Action Film

30 June 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As much credit as we give to the 80s for canonizing overkill in action films, we don’t give enough recognition to the 90s for producing some of the most out-and-out insane premises to action films that you can’t make today. In the center of it all was Nicolas Cage. Cage has made a career out of not being pinned down, and his turn from Oscar Winning actor for Leaving Las Vegas to following it up with a string of action films certainly displays that. In 1996-1997 Cage made 3 films in a row as Hollywood’s 2nd most bankable action star (Will Smith being the only one to top him both years) of the time that looking back, really define a lot of the characteristics that made the 90s action film distinct from other decades. It was a wonderful time to be Nicolas Cage. How did someone like him »

- Dylan Griffin

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Universal Pictures Sets 'Pacific Rim' Sequel for April 2017 Release

26 June 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After making a bigger splash overseas than it did in the domestic box office, the robot vs. monster blockbuster Pacific Rim is definitely getting a sequel. There's been buzz about the film with Guillermo del Toro recently revealing that he's working on the script with Zak Penn (The Avengers, Last Action Hero) with story insight from the original film's writer Travis Beacham, and now Universal has staked out a release date pretty far down the road. Legendary Pictures sent out an announcement video from del Toro himself (busy on Crimson Peak), and Universal simultaneously revealed the film's arrival April 7th, 2017. Here's Guillermo del Toro making the quick announcement from the editing bay of Crimson Peak: BuzzFeed talked to del Toro recently where the filmmaker said, “The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a »

- Ethan Anderton

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