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Legendary movie cowboy Wayne makes the list twice - he's also honoured for his role of Tom Doniphon in 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. »
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Erich Kuersten of Acidemic here, filling in for Nathan and telling you about "Movember" -- a worldwide charity event wherein men grow out their moustaches and people have parties and models sponsor them and profits go to fight prostate cancer. In other words, it's a men's health thing, cocaine and Cristal are optional. Women do walk-a-thons for breast cancer, men sit back and smoke 'sinse in a steam tub, whilst they grow 'staches for prostate cancer. And somehow, that's totally fair.
Now, I already have a moustache, which disqualifies me from the event (one must start the month clean shaven according to the rules). But as a film blogger guesting for the great 'stache enthusiast Nathaniel R, I'm going to concentrate on bringing you random highlights and examples in the world of the cinematic moustache menagerie.
The square American 'dad'-stache often is accompanied by nerdy »
- Erich Kuersten
When you're the director of The Godfather movies and Apocalypse Now, it's not exactly easy to start making a film secretly, but that's exactly what Francis Ford Coppola has been doing. According to Deadline, the director is already in production with his next feature, a thriller "with overtones of horror" called Twixt Now And Sunrise. To make matters even stranger, Coppola has also assembled a quality cast right under our noses, with Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern starring. Based on a short story written by the classic filmmaker, Kilmer plays a horror novelist in the movie, though details about the rest of the story are unknown (though the title comes from Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story Young Goodman Brown). I have long been a fan of Kilmer's and always love to hear when he gets work. The man has been making awesome films like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, »
Exclusive: Francis Ford Coppola has begun quietly directing his next feature. I'm told that Coppola is shooting Twixt Now And Sunrise, a thriller with overtones of horror, and that his star is Val Kilmer. Also in the cast are Elle Fanning (Super 8) and Bruce Dern (who long ago starred in the Coppola-scripted The Great Gatsby). But the picture's fulcrum is Kilmer, who plays a horror novelist. The film is based on a short story written by Coppola. It is shooting in Napa, on Coppola's property. Coppola hasn't tackled the horror genre since early in his career, when he directed Dementia 13, and of course Bram Stoker's Dracula. And some might consider Apocalypse Now to be horror. While the internet has been buzzing about the possibility of a Top Gun sequel and whether Tony Scott and Tom Cruise will return to it (neither is attached), it is interesting to see »
- MIKE FLEMING
As someone who has quoted movies like Real Genius, Tombstone and Top Secret to what is likely an irritating degree, I think it's kind of criminal that Val Kilmer's career hasn't soared in the 21st century (even his equally quoted Kiss Kiss Bang Bang didn't prove to be a comeback launch). But it's good to know he's not spending all his time helping Steven Seagal and Michael Madsen stock the shelves with straight-to-dvd material. Surprisingly, Kilmer will be part of award-winning filmmaker »
- Dave Davis
The Robocop Trilogy will be available on Blu-ray for the first time on October 5 and you know we have to celebrate this classic trilogy in high definition. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this three-disc Bd set to our readers. You know these discs will surely go fast, so enter this new giveaway today.
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Packed full of memorable moments and Robocop quotes, the Robocop Trilogy is a fan must-have. Viewers can experience their favorite "human" robot in all three classic films, now on Blu-ray. Directors Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct) of Robocop, Irvin Kershner »
Cyborg super-cop Robocop is set to get an upgrade as the Robocop Trilogy blasts to Blu-ray as a collector.s set on October 5th from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and M&C.s giving away two copies! The collection includes the original Robocop on Blu-ray as well as the Blu-ray debut for Robocop 2 and Robocop 3. Directors Paul Verhoeven (Totall Recall, Basic Instinct) of Robocop, Irvin Kershner of Robocop 2 and Fred Dekker (Monster Squad Forever, Nighs of the Creeps) of Robocop 3 bring the half robot, half police officer to life with the help of an intensely talented cast, including Peter Weller (The Order; 24), Robert Burke (Good Night, and Good Luck; Tombstone), Kurtwood Smith (Rambo III; That »
- Patrick Luce
On October 5, the complete Robocop trilogy will be hitting blu-ray for the first time in a special edition from Fox. And you guessed it - we're giving it away. And not just one set of high-def cyborg cop action - nope, two lucky winners will be taking home this Twitch Top Kill Candidate.
What do you have to do? Nothing special. Just e-mail me your name and address with "Robocop Contest" in the subject line by Wednesday, September 29th at midnight Est. Contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
Below is the press release for the set. Good luck!
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The Darkest Hour is Summit's 3D alien attack thriller that started shooting in Moscow earlier this summer. The film's title came true in an unlikely manner, however, and production was shut down due to overwhelming smog from nearby forest fires. Now the production is back on track, so Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby can get back to work. That's right -- Hirsch and Thirlby, a fairly unlikely duo for a film about " five young Americans who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack." Also in the film are Max Minghella and Russian actors Gosha Kutsenko, Dato Bakhtadze, Nikolai Yefremov and Arthur Smolyaninov. Timur Bekmambetov is producing and Chris Gorak directs.[THR] Previously: Gorak and Josh Zetumer revised the original script penned by M.T. Ahern and Leslie Bohem with revisions by Jon Spaihts. Gorak started as an art director on Tombstone, later working »
- Russ Fischer
The Robocop Trilogy is hitting store shelves in high-def Blu-ray for the very first time on October 5. This new three-disc set will be priced at $59.98 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art below. No details on special features were given, but the set will feature all three theatrical films - Robocop, Robocop 2 and RoboCop 3. We'll keep you posted if any special feature updates are given:
Packed full of memorable moments and Robocop quotes, the Robocop Trilogy is a fan must-have. Viewers can experience their favorite "human" robot in all three classic films, now on Blu-ray. Directors Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct) of Robocop, Irvin Kershner of Robocop 2 and Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad, Night of the Creeps) of RoboCop 3 bring the half robot, half police officer to life with the help of an intensely talented cast, including Peter Weller (The Order; 24), Robert John Burke (Good Night, »
Gary Collinson traces the many screen incarnations of The Dark Knight in the second of a three-part feature... read part one here.
Just as Superman's comic-book debut had led to the creation of Batman almost forty years earlier, the success of Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie (1978) helped plant the seed that would ultimately bring The Dark Knight back to movie screens. Acquiring the Batman film rights in 1979, former comic-book writer Michael E. Uslan and his producing partner Benjamin Melniker hired uncredited Superman scribe Tom Mankiewicz to provide a script far removed from the campy 1960s TV series, which had by that time become synonymous with the character, in an attempt to take The Caped Crusader back to his roots.
Timed just right for the San Diego Comic-Con, it has been announced that Sam Raimi is attached to direct "Earp: Saints for Sinners" for Dreamworks via Mandeville films. Based on a comic created by Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl for Radical Publishing, the story is a sci-fi re-imagining of the story of Wyatt Earp, the real life constable who famously fought the 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral' along with his two brothers brothers and Doc Holliday. Matt Cirulnick will write the film's script, and Manpearl is an exec at Mandeville. In the comic, Tombstone, Kansas of old is traded for Las »
- Alex Dorn
He may not be swinging with Spider-Man any longer, but Sam Raimi is hardly lacking for work. He's hardly snubbing the geek genre world either, as Variety announced that he's signed on to direct Earp: Saints for Sinners for DreamWorks and Radical Studios.
Saints for Sinners is based on the upcoming graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners that's being published by Radical Comics. More details of the graphic novel are going to be unveiled this week at ComicCon, but Variety describes it as a sci-fi western. And yes, it does star Wyatt Earp, or at least a modern day incarnation of him. This Earp battles outlaws in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the only bit of civilization left is in Las Vegas. It sounds like it could be The Stand meets Tombstone, crossed with Raimi's The Quick and the Dead and beloved Evil Dead series.
Radical Publishing has been in the news a lot this summer. »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Earp: Saints for Sinners will see the classic western lawman sent to a dystopian Las Vegas
Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the sci-fi/western hybrid Earp: Saints for Sinners. The film charts the adventures of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, who finds himself transported to a ravaged future where the only remaining boomtown is Las Vegas.
Earp: Saints for Sinners is an adaptation of the graphic novel from publisher Radical, and will most likely be the movie Raimi starts work on after his forthcoming Disney project Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz starring Robert Downey Jr.
Wyatt Earp remains an iconic figure of late 19th-century Us western history, best known for his role in the gunfight at the Ok Corral, alongside Doc Holliday and his brothers, Virgil and Morgan Earp. He has been depicted in film many times, most recently Tombstone and Wyatt Earp, »
- Ben Child
Here's what we know about the Wachowski siblings' next project: Arianna Huffingon, and Jesse Ventura are both involved in some way and wore strange wigs; the movie takes place in the future and looks back on the on-going Iraq War; and the plot somehow revolves around a Us soldier and an Iraqi in a homosexual relationship. We've known about the mysterious project since December of last year, but apparently they are only getting into the casting phase now. Production Weekly has tweeted that casting director Lora Kennedy has officially begun her talent search for the film, which is now titled CN9. Kennedy's previous work includes Speed Racer (the Wachowkis' last film), Syriana, Swordfish, Red Planet, The Boondock Saints and Tombstone. Obviously a great deal of this film is still a mystery, but it's certainly an intriguing one. The film will likely have its challenges finding a way into the mainstream, »
For seven months now, we've been hearing about the secret next-film for The Wachowski Brothers, a Hard-r rated 'cinema verite-style gay romance iraq war film set in the near future. We've been getting tidbits every couple months, but all we know is the film tells the story of a homosexual relationship between a Us soldier and an Iraqi and that it is set in the near future, but then moves back in time to tell the bulk of the story, part of which includes the current Iraq War. Last we heard, the script was completed and the Wachowskis want to direct. Production Weekly is reporting that casting has begun for the project with Lora Kennedy, the casting director of Speed Racer, Romeo Must Die, Swordfish, The Boondock Saints, and Tombstone. More information after the jump. No record of a film titled CN9 can be found on the internet prior to today, »
- Peter Sciretta
The summer of 1985. Has it really been twenty-five years. Wow! I don't really feel old, but its amazing that era was so long ago and yet the memories feel like yesterday. I was ten going on eleven and enjoying my summer break. Though my parents wouldn't let me leave my neighborhood with my friends, they always took me to the cinema as often as they could, which is where my love of movies comes from. I consider myself fortunate to have shared some great movie moments with my family and with my parents coming to town to visit me this summer, we hope to have some more.Hollywood still makes great movies today, but the eighties were a time when most of the movies you saw were good. At least they seemed to be good at that early age. Time can often be cruel and with maturity comes the revelation »
After calling Santa Fe residents drunks and nicknaming his county "the homicide capital of the Southwest," Val Kilmer has finally made nice with San Miguel County. Flanked by a six-person security detail, the Tombstone actor apologized to county commissioners and explained, "I have the same concerns as anyone else when you hear negative things about a place you love." Kilmer hopes to obtain a permit to turn his Pecos River Ranch house into a bed and breakfast. Now if only he would apologize to Vietnam veterans for calling them "borderline criminals." [AP] »
Val Kilmer wants to open his New Mexico ranch to paying customers. His neighbors want him to apologize for opening his mouth a few years back.
The "MacGruber" and "Tombstone" star has a 6,000-acre ranch near Santa Fe and has lived in the Land of Enchantment for more than two decades, but he's had some unkind things to say about the state -- and about veterans -- in published articles earlier this decade. Because of those quotes -- Kilmer insists he was misquoted -- several neighbors have protested his application to operate a bed-and-breakfast on his property.
The people objecting to his planning commission application say they'll drop their objections if he says he's sorry. "That's all he has to do, come and apologize," neighbor Jose Garcia tells The Wall Street Journal. "We're not intimidated by him."
The ire-inducing quotes came in a Rolling Stone interview in 2003 and in an Esquire story two years later. »
Six-shooters and horses, brothels and saloons… the western film is as American as apple pie. Back in the early days, the hero and the villain was always clearly defined, the good guy always won and got the gal, and nobody ever bled when they got shot. Oh, have things have changed over the years. In the sixties and seventies, all that changed when filmmakers such as Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone decided the genre needed a reality check, stepping up the violence and pursuing more authentic westerns. In the last 20-30 years, the western has suffered a slow decline, but it’s not dead yet. Today, the western is as diverse as the American culture, and albeit a rare treat, the genre has become a creative playground for talented filmmakers to experiment and honor the classics at the same time, resulting in some very unique films including Jim Jarmusch »
- Movie Geeks
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