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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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Predator: Shane Black Attached To Another Attempt At Reviving The Franchise

24 June 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

You know, I read this announcement from THR today about another Predator reboot and my mind immediately went to that scene in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me where he says, 'Why won't you die?!?'. Hollywood simply has not had it's fill of the alien game hunter. So they are at it again. This time around, Shane Black, the director of Iron Man 3 and writer of Lethal Weapon (the franchise was kind of a bid deal in the late 80s and early 90s) is attached to the reboot. This is also the same guy who wrote The Last Action Hero (not so much of a big deal in the early 90s). You will note from the picture above that Black has a connection with...

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'Predator' Is Being Rebooted by 'Iron Man 3' Director Shane Black

24 June 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It was only a matter of time before Fox decided to reboot Predator. The studio has already made two crossover films, and a pseduo-reboot with 2010's Predators, but this time around it's pressing the reset button for good. And while that doesn't automatically have us excited, the person pressing the reset button does: Shane Black. Not only was Shane Black in the first Predator, but he's one of the greatest action writers and directors around. Most recently he turned Iron Man 3 into arguably the best stand-alone Marvel movie, but he's also been involved with so many great movies, like Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout and Last Action Hero. And so we're happy to see him take on a new Predator movie. But that's not all. Black will be writing the...

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- Peter Hall

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‘Predator’ Reboot in the Works With ‘Iron Man 3′ Director

24 June 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

20th Century Fox is bringing back its iconic “Predator” franchise for a reboot with “Iron Man 3″ writer-director Shane Black on board to direct.

Fox-based John Davis, who produced the original 1987 sci-fi actioner with Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon, is producing the reboot.

Black and Fred Dekker will write the script. The duo teamed on 1987’s “Monster Squad.”

Predator” starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura as commandos stalked in the jungle. John McTiernan directed the film, in which Black has a small part.

Predator” performed solidly with nearly $100 million in worldwide grosses. “Predator 2,” starring Danny Glover, took in $57 milliion in 1990; “Predators,” starring Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne, grossed $127 million in 2010; Fox also combined  franchises with two “Alien vs. Predator” movies in 2004 and 2007.

Fox exec Matt Reilly is overseeing the latest reboot.

Besides “Iron Man 3″ and “Monster Squad,” Black’s writing credits include “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout, »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Hemsworth Could Lead Shane Black’s Doc Savage

24 June 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker Shane Black has been a pretty integral part of the moviemaking community of the last two decades.  He penned the screenplays for Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Last Action Hero, co-wrote The Monster Squad, and did uncredited rewrites on a number of other major projects (including Predator).  His noir-esque 2005 feature Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which he also directed, is damn near perfect, and after the success of Iron Man 3, I was eager to see what he’d tackle next—on a large-scale canvas, no doubt.  The pulp adaptation Doc Savage emerged as his likely Iron Man 3 follow-up, and the prospect of seeing Black tackle a hero story set in the 1930s was wildly enticing. Movement on Doc Savage has been a bit slow in the past year, at least as far as we’ve heard, but now an update has surfaced with the news that »

- Adam Chitwood

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Ready Player One To Be Adapted By Superhero Scribe Zak Penn

23 June 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We've known since before Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One hit shelves that plans were in the works to adapt the story for the big screen. The book was since published in 2011, however updates on the fate of the film have been few and far between. But it seems like there's been movement on the project, as Warner Bros. has hired Zak Penn to rewrite the script. Zak Penn's list of writing credits includes work on a number of comic book movies, including X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand and more recently, The Avengers. On the non-comic side, he has writing credits on The Last Action Hero and Pcu. According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has Penn set to rewrite the script, which was originally adapted by Ready Player One author Ernest Cline, along with Eric Eason. Wrap notes that Cline was involved in Penn's efforts to document the »

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Been There, Done That: Top 10 Common Movie Cliches

8 June 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There is no arguing the fact that featuring repetitive movie cliches in films undoubtedly come with the territory. After all, there is bound to be something in a feature length film that has been seen time and time again. In all fairness, some movie cliches simply have to exist in order to compliment the storyline or are necessary when highlighting a certain scene. For instance, in a western one might expect to see a gunfight showdown in the middle of the main dusty street or witness a poker game inside a saloon. True…these examples are western movie cliches but they are also anticipated because of the very nature of the genre for the film’s theme. Still, one has a right to grow weary of cliches in certain movies no matter how essential or overused they are within the plot. In a way it is kind of interesting to »

- Frank Ochieng

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Guillermo del Toro working on Pacific Rim 2 script with Zak Penn

8 June 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull gave an update on Pacific Rim 2, suggesting that there was nothing to announce with regards to a follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 kaiju homage. However, speaking to Buzzfeed, del Toro has now revealed that he’s currently working on a script for the sequel alongside Zak Penn, whose credits include Last Action Hero, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk, in addition to the story for X2 and The Avengers.

“I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film, now working on Fox’s Hieroglyph] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul. I don’t have the money, but I’m proceeding like it is happening… Some people were wondering if we »

- Gary Collinson

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Nicholas Cage to star in John McTiernan’s Red Squad

29 May 2014 3:22 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Nicholas Cage is attached to John McTiernan’s first post-prison film, Red Squad. The legendary action director (Die Hard, Predator, Last Action Hero, Die Hard…) spent 12-months last year in prison after getting mixed up in a shady wiretapping affair with racketeering Pi Anthony Pellicano. Released in February, McTiernan has been busy prepping his comeback. Needless to say, it’s not a prison movie… Lining up a sequel to his 1999 heist flick, The Thomas Crown Affair (something about Alexander The Great’s missing lions turning up at...

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- Paul Bradshaw

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Nicolas Cage Will Lead John McTiernan’s Comeback Film, DEA Thriller Red Squad

28 May 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After serving 12 months in prison due to his involvement in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal – in which he lied to an FBI agent about his history with Pellicano - Die Hard helmer John McTiernan is finally ready to jump back into filmmaking. Though the bankrupt director is still struggling to recover from the prison stint, word is that his DEA thriller Red Squad is gearing up to shoot soon, with Nicolas Cage attached to star.

Apparently, McTiernan is under the gun to get moving on Red Squad and other projects, so that he can fight foreclosure on his ranch by proving in an evidentiary hearing on July 8th that he’ll soon be able to pay off bank loans with money from directing. In the film, Cage will play “a former DEA agent with a rogue streak.” The story focuses on the agent and his select team of mercenaries, who »

- Isaac Feldberg

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