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Frequently referred to as being the ‘queen of sci-fi’, Sigourney Weaver’s reputation for playing the no-nonsense, steel-willed Ripley in the Alien franchise has led to the actor being recognised as one of the first and greatest lead female characters in any film series. Weaver’s starring role in the original Alien not only cemented her fame among fans of science fiction though, her performance, along with Ridley Scott’s directorial prowess directly contributed to the genre becoming a mainstream one.
Ripley is undoubtedly Weaver’s most famous role to date, but it’s certainly not her only one, and it’s all too easy easy to overlook some of her other equally brilliant performances due to the massive shadow cast by the xenomorph horde. The characters of Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and Grace Augustine in Avatar both continued Weaver’s successful status as a science fiction icon, »
- Joe Pring
Oh mummy movies with huge faces and full blown action-extravaganza DVD covers. I mean, judging from the look of this one, Day Of The Mummy is sure to be a full on Epic adventure film, full of mummy-horror and a lot of chasing jeeps and guns, right? Sadly, the reality of the film tends to bypass the majority of what the cover sells, instead telling a story that falls a bit flat, and under-uses its actors and puts an emphasis on someone who isn’t even in the film often to sell it more.
Telling the tale of a man hired to recover a jewel from the pyramids of Egypt, Day Of The Mummy might give Danny Glover top billing, but the fact is that his scenes are completely confined to a single location. When Glover’s character hires a womanizing treasure hunter played by Copycat‘s William McNamara, he »
- Jerry Smith
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the DVD release of the action/adventure film Day of the Mummy. Directed by Johnny Tabor (Eaters), the film stars Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), William McNamara (Copycat), Andrea Monier (Black Water Vampire), Robin Steffen (Phase Two), Philip Marlatt (The Screen Junkies Show), Eric Young (Zipper), Michael Cortez (On the Downlow). Day of the Mummy will be available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 on December 9, 2014.
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The Wasco Clown has been scaring Bakersfield, Calif., residents, posting photographs of himself in various places around the city at night on social media, inspiring a copycats, one of whom was arrested after being spotted carrying weapons.
Let's have a little fun. Hahaha
— Wasco Clown (@RealWascoClown) October 12, 2014
Wasco Clown: A Threat Or An Art Project?
The Wasco Clown first announced itself on Instagram on Oct. 7, posting a creepy photo to the account with the caption, “Where should I go tonight,” followed by a series of towns and knife and gun emojis.
Where should I go tonight Bakersfield »
There’s something conducive about musicians becoming actors. Perhaps it’s attributable to the performance-based nature of their work – going out on a stage, entertaining millions of folks, putting on a show… The number of musicians who have transitioned to acting and done so successfully is a surprisingly large pool. David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Elvis Pressley, Frank Sinatra… The list goes on. Harry Connick Jr is not often mentioned alongside such flashier personalities, but the singer/songwriter has quietly built up a steady resume of eclectic performances be it as a serial killer in Copycat or as the romantic lead in Hope Floats. In this week’s Dolphin Tale 2, Connick Jr reprises his role as Dr. Clay Haskett, the lead marine biologist of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Much of Connick Jr’s scenes are centered on the imbalance of at once running an aquarium while at the »
- Tommy Cook
Omni Media Arts and Ruthless Pictures have developed and completed a horror feature, titled Day of the Mummy. This title has been picked up by Rlj Entertainment for release on DVD (December 9th, 2014). The film is set in Egypt. Here, several archaeologists hope to track down The Codex Stone. Day of the Mummy stars Danny Glover (Saw), William McNamara (Copycat) and Andrea Monier. A trailer and the DVD artwork is hosted here. King Neferu (Brandon DeSpain) still roams his ancient tomb. He waits for foolish looters. Jack Wells (McNamara) and his group of researchers find Neferu deep below ground and no one will escape this ancient king's lair, with their head! A trailer for Day of the Mummy was released this past month. The clip shows Neferu, restless and blood-thirsty. Can the archaeologists find a precious gem, before they are torn apart? Fans of horror can predict what happens next, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
We recently found out that Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman themed sequel to Man Of Steel had gained a trio of talented new cast members: 300: Rise of an Empire's Callan Mulvey, The Wolverine's Tao Okamoto and Academy Award winning actress Holly Hunter (Always, Raising Arizona, Copycat, Thirteen..among many others). Although it was pointed out in the official press release that "all three actors will play characters newly created for the film," many feel this won't be the case, and have begun to speculate on which established DC characters they might be playing. The Latino Review lads always have their ears to the round when it comes to this type of stuff, and according to them.. "We think Holly Hunter is going to be playing Leslie Thompkins, or a Leslie Thompkins replacement character." Batman fans will surely know who this is: In DC lore, Thomkins is a »
Holly Hunter ("The Piano," "Copycat"), Callan Mulvey ("300: Rise Of An Empire," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverine") have joined the cast of the "Batman vs. Superman" film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The trio will play new characters, though specifics are being kept under wraps. They join the likes of Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane in the Zack Snyder-directed film.
This follows on from yesterday's open casting call for the film which will take place April 27th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Somerset Inn on West Big Beaver Road in Troy, Michigan.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Wednesday (March 12) night's "American Idol" is officially called something like Soundtrack To Our Lives, which is what we're calling this year's permutation on the always-confusing Music From The Movies theme, in which singers go through contortions to justify performances from songs which, indeed, may have once popped up in a movie at some point. Several of the songs teased by "Idol" for tonight actually *do* seem to hail meaningfully from movies. I can't quibble with "Skyfall" or "Falling Slowly" or "Sound of Silence." The idea that "Sweet Home Alabama" fits the theme is a complete cheat but... That's how this goes! Click through and follow along! 8:01 p.m. I'm pretty sure that "Ocean's Eleven"-themed opening was produced by somebody who never watched either version of "Ocean." 8:02 p.m. More close-ups of the audience, please! I want to see all of the people who will be clapping off-the-beat tonight. »
- Daniel Fienberg
9 items from 2014
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