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Bartender Accuses Kevin Spacey of Grabbing Him at a Party: 'It Was My Word Against His'

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Bartender Accuses Kevin Spacey of Grabbing Him at a Party: 'It Was My Word Against His'
Two more men have come forward accusing Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, telling People that Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleging that Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances towards him when he was just 14 inspired them to go public, too.

A representative for the 58-year-old House of Cards star told People that Spacey is “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

Kris Nixon, a 30-year-old bartender from Belfast, Northern Ireland, says he was working at the Lounge34 cocktail bar in the Waterloo district of London, where Spacey frequented while serving as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre.
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Three More Men Accuse Kevin Spacey Of Sexual Misconduct

The floodgates have now opened.

In light of last Sunday’s “deeply troubling” accusation, in which Star Trek: Discovery‘s Anthony Rapp claimed Kevin Spacey tried to “seduce” him when he was only 14-years-old, the disgraced House of Cards actor now faces more allegations of sexual misconduct.

Deadline reports that three men have come forward with unpleasant stories about the Oscar winner, with accusations ranging from “cringey” encounters to sexual harassment while on set. BuzzFeed‘s got the full accounts of each of the three individuals, but here’s the gist of it.

First, there’s Justin Dawes, who says when he was 16, and Spacey was 29, the American Beauty star invited him and a friend over to watch Chinatown. When they got there, though, the actor gave them drinks and played pornography. Describing the situation as “sleazy and manipulative,” nothing else happened as Dawes and his friend left once they realized what was going on.
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Kevin Spacey Allegedly Showed Teen Porn & Groped a Journalist in New Claims Against Him

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Kevin Spacey Allegedly Showed Teen Porn & Groped a Journalist in New Claims Against Him
Kevin Spacey is facing new allegations of sexual misconduct, including one involving a 16-years-old boy.

In an article published Friday by BuzzFeed News, three more men accused the actor, 58, of being inappropriate.

People has reached out to the actor’s lawyers for comment but has not received a response.

According to BuzzFeed, Justin Dawes was a junior in high school in 1988 when he met Spacey, at the time 29-years-old, at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, when the actor was performing in the play National Anthems.

Dawes claims Spacey had invited him and a male friend over to
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The Week in Star Wars – Carrie Fisher obituary, Rogue One passes $700 million, original ending revealed and more

On December 23rd, Carrie Fisher boarded an aeroplane from London to Los Angeles and suffered from a heart attack. She had just completed the European tour of her book. Four days later, she passed away at the age of 60.

Fisher was raised into the Hollywood industry. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the star of screen having found fame at the age of 19 in Singin’ in the Rain and her father was pop star Eddie Fisher. She was born on October 21st 1956, just a few years after Reynolds became a star. The two would develop a close bond, captured brilliantly in a photo where Fisher, just six years old, watches her mother perform on stage.

As a child Fisher was known as the “family bookworm”, but an opportunity to star on stage alongside her mother in Irene meant that she never graduated. She moved to London where she enrolled in Central School of Speech and Drama,
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Examining Serenity's introductory shot

Craig Thomas Sep 27, 2016

Joss Whedon's Serenity movie opens with a stunning opening shot. We take a look at it in more detail...

It's now been more than a decade since we saw the crew of Serenity fly off into the 'verse for the last time. Yet the appeal of the show has not diminished, nor has it seem to have aged. Part of the reason is the love and care poured into each moment by creator Joss Whedon & co, both on the short-lived TV show Firefly, and its big-screen adaptation, Serenity.

Introducing a cast of nine established characters to an (almost) entirely new audience was never going to be an easy task. It would take something special to pull it off successfully, or else risk getting bogged down in a swamp of character introductions (a fate which has befallen any number of ensemble movies in the past).

In the end,
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‘Pandemic’ DVD Review

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits

John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes of the genre and pushes them through the eyes of a modern-day video game…

Set in the very-near future (CCTV footage carries a 2017 date), Pandemic sees a virus of epic proportions carving its way across the planet, wiping out entire cities. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor who, after the fall of New York, arrives in Los Angeles to lead the hunt for uncontaminated civilian survivors. But nothing can prepare her crack team for the
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Vampire Diaries' Michael Malarkey Previews Bonnie and Enzo's Big Date, the Armory's 'Creepy' Master Plan

Vampire Diaries' Michael Malarkey Previews Bonnie and Enzo's Big Date, the Armory's 'Creepy' Master Plan
Bonnie Bennett’s pill problem is about to become everyone‘s pill problem.

Friday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8/7c) reveals the twisted truth behind the Armory’s plan for Kat Graham’s all-powerful character, and it’s — you guessed it — not good!

PhotosVampire Diaries Photos: Is Caroline Saying Goodbye to Alaric?

“It’s a huge reveal, pretty messed up and creepy,” Michael Malarkey tells TVLine. “It basically takes us into the lead-up to the finale. … Oh man, it’s big.”

Below, Malarkey delves deeper into Bonnie and Enzo’s complicated relationship, then teases what we can
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Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Pandemic’ Review

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits

John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes of the genre and pushes them through the eyes of a modern-day video game…

Set in the very-near future (CCTV footage carries a 2017 date), Pandemic sees a virus of epic proportions carving its way across the planet, wiping out entire cities. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor who, after the fall of New York, arrives in Los Angeles to lead the hunt for uncontaminated civilian survivors. But nothing can prepare her crack team for the
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14 times similar movies went head to head at the box office

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Deep Impact Vs Armageddon is not the only time similar movies have landed around the same time...

Usually, a competing project is poison for a studio. Especially in the era now where a blockbuster costs the national budget of a small country to get out into the world, you don't want to be up against a film with similar subject matter.

Yet this keeps happening, time and time again. Even now, there are two live action Jungle Book movies in various stages of production, for example. And let us not forget when K-9 and Turner And Hooch once did battle...

But how have the movie showdowns of old turned out? And are there any instances where everyone's a winner?

Er, not many as it happens...

The Haunting Vs The House On Haunted Hill

Let's start with two reasonably budgeted horror films, that both got wide releases. Jan De Bont
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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

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We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller,
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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

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The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a
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‘Settlers of Catan’ Movie, TV Project in the Works

Gail Katz, whose producing credits include “Pawn Sacrifice,” “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” has acquired feature film and TV rights to the boardgame “The Settlers of Catan.”

The multiplayer game was first published in Germany in 1995. It has sold over 22 million boardgames in 30 languages.

“I’ve been wanting to see an adaptation of the game for years, ever since my Catan-obsessed college-aged kids introduced me to it,” said Katz. “The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today. There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.”

Created by Klaus Teuber, the game’s goal is to create the dominant community on the ever-changing fictional island of Catan amid the island’s scarce resources.

Katz’s films include “Outbreak,” “In the Line of Fire,
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"Settlers of Catan" Becomes A TV Series?

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"Air Force One," "Outbreak" and "The Perfect Storm" producer Gail Katz has acquired the feature film and TV rights to the German board game "The Settlers of Catan" which has sold over 22 million copies in 30 languages since its release two decades ago.

Created by Klaus Teuber, the game’s goal is to create the dominant community on the ever-changing fictional island of Catan amid the island’s scarce resources.

Katz says: "The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today. There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.”

Source: Variety
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Air Force One producer lands film rights to the game The Settlers of Catan

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Board game nerds, rejoice! The popular tabletop strategy game The Settlers Of Catan is one step closer to becoming a movie and/or TV series. Producer Gail Katz, known for The Perfect Storm, Air Force One, Outbreak, Bicentennial Man, In The Line Of Fire, and many more films has won the rights to the board game with sights set on the big and small screen. While The Settlers Of Catan does not feature a linear plot, the gameplay is constantly changing each time you play it but focuses on an...
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The Definitive Movies of 1995

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30. Sense and Sensibility

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects.
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A long history of Ridley Scott's on-again off-again movie projects

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A long history of Ridley Scott's on-again off-again movie projects
Ridley Scott sure is picky for a director who has directed so many movies. While famous for creating such visual feasts as "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Dawn," Scott has seemingly exited as many projects as he's seen through. "Blade Runner 2" is merely the latest "will-he-or-won't-he?" moment in his career. Recently, Scott dropped some hints about the long-delayed sequel to the 1982 film, but said he wouldn't be sitting in the director's chair. Now, he's backtracking, telling Yahoo, "I don’t know about [not directing 'Blade Runner 2'] yet." He added that the sequel could be his "most personal" film, and that the present script is "very, very good." It's certainly not the first time Scott has been ambiguous about taking on a directing gig. Here are some of the more interesting projects he never made: "I Am Legend" Scott got pretty far along on the pre-poduction process of the Richard Matheson adaptation in the '90s,
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Nightcrawler Star Rene Russo!

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Rene Russo is pretty incredible for a number of reasons. While she only has a few film credits under her name for somebody with a nearly three decade career, she has a ton of cool flicks that she’s been a part of including the last two Lethal Weapon movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Outbreak and Ransom. Recently she has earned an entirely new cred thanks to Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World as well as her most recent film Nightcrawler, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. In this dark...
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Stars Step Up to Fight Ebola

Stars Step Up to Fight Ebola
Celebs are raising awareness for ebola and learning how life imitates art.

Hollywood celebrities are stepping up to raise money and awareness to fight the ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa and recently spread to the United States. Stars such as David Beckham, Whoopi Goldberg, and Idris Elba are speaking out and making PSAs to spark a public response to the disease.

Footloose star Kevin Bacon went back to his dance roots to contribute to the #ShakeOffEbola social media campaign with a viral video.

"It was specifically about trying to raise money for another care facility in Sierra Leone, and it was an idea based on the fact that West Africa has a long history of dance," the actor said. "It’s obviously something we have to take as seriously as possible."

Some critics believe Hollywood is late to the cause.

"I think there was some of the 'not in my backyard' feeling going on
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Ebola Tale "Hot Zone" Comes To TV

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"The Hot Zone", Richard Preston's Ebola virus-themed 1994 best-seller, will score a limited TV series adaptation with the help of Producer Lynda Obst and director-producer Ridley Scott.

A sensation upon its release, the non-fiction thriller deals primarily with the history of the virus including an outbreak of Marburg virus in a Nairobi hospital. It also deals with the outbreak of a form of Ebola in a monkey house in Virginia.

Obst and Scott optioned "The Hot Zone" two decades ago and for the past year have been working on adapting the property with Preston's help. The pair have also hired "I, Robot" scribe Jeff Vintar to adapt the script.

The project has taken on a new urgency though as the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has ravaged several countries and could potentially spread beyond the region. Preston is writing a piece for next week's New Yorker magazine which chronicles the current outbreak,
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My guilty pleasure: Outbreak

Spread the word Wolfgang Petersen's brilliantly terrifying film about a deadly virus coughs up a cast to die for

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Imagine how much scarier Jaws would be if Jaws could fly. And was invisible. And if he multiplied at an alarming rate and spread all over America killing every single American, and then set his sights on the rest of the world. It would be incredibly scary, and what's more, you don't have to imagine. This brilliant, terrifying film was released in 1995 and I've seen it about 20 times since. My commitment is testament to the genius of Outbreak or "the Jaws of the 90s" as its director Wolfgang Petersen called it.

Outbreak is the story of the fictional "Motaba" virus, which is like Ebola only So Much Worse. First you get pale lips, red-rimmed eyes and a sweaty face, which represent horrible flu-like symptoms. Within
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