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Ah. Time Travel. An indispensable staple of science fiction. Where would we be without Back to the Future, The Time Machine, Twelve Monkeys, Looper, The Terminator, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Source Code, Hot Tub Time Machine and Austin Powers? Television has also mined time travel for all it’s worth, either as the central conceit […]
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- Dave Roper
Most Bruce Willis movies right now seem to head to DVD almost immediately. We've gone through them, in search of a gem...
It’s not exactly clear when Bruce Willis went from being a big star whose name filled seats and sold tickets to being a guy whose name you see on the cover of so many direct-to-dvd and VOD outings (albeit ones that sometimes get a week or two in a cinema, in essence to promote the VOD release), but I’d like to go out on a limb here and say that Kevin Smith’s mouth might be to blame.
During one of his filmed Q&A sessions that ended up winging its way to eager fanboys and girls like myself on DVD back in the late oughts, Smith talked at length about what it was like to work on the much-anticipated fourth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, »
Updated: After nearly two decades of missteps and mishaps, filming on the latest iteration of Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is due to start in October, with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko added to a new cast that includes Adam Driver and Michael Palin.
Gilliam announced Wednesday that preparation on his pet project would begin next month and would be shot in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, to be finished by Christmas. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco signed up earlier this year on the film, which is budgeted at $19 million.
“I want to get this film out of my life so I can get on with the rest of my life,” a jovial and relaxed-looking Gilliam said at a press conference in Cannes.
He told Variety that the film kept nagging at him despite his having completed other movies in the interim, such as 2013’s “The Zero Theorem. »
- Henry Chu
There’s a lot of time travel going on in pop culture these days. The CW has DC’s Legends of Tomorrow where a rag-tag group of misfits travel around with Doctor Who, excuse me, Rip Hunter Time Master, as he tries to stop the immortal villain, Vandal Savage, from killing his family. Oh, and to prevent Savage from really messing up the world… but mostly to save his own family.
In general, I like time travel stories and have ever since I saw The Time Machine (the 1960 one with Rod Taylor, not the 2002 version with Guy Pearce). A great variation on the H.G. Wells story was Time After Time, where H.G. Wells (played by Malcolm McDowell) comes to (then) modern day San Francisco chasing Jack the Ripper (David Warner) and encounters the ever adorable Mary Steenburgen.
I like time travel stories in movies, books, comics, and so on. One »
- John Ostrander
Movie junkie Jessie Robbins picks a fright flick for a Saturday night. When I was in college, or rather, one of the few times I made a brief appearance at an institute of post-secondary education, one of the classes I made a point to attend was Philosophy. One day our professor set up a…
- Chris Alexander
Like or loathe The Force Awakens, there’s no denying that at its heart, it’s very much a Jj Abrams movie. There are aspects of film and TV production that Abrams is generally acknowledged to excel at; likewise, there are elements for which he has repeatedly faced criticism over the years (insert tired, de rigueur joke about lens flare here. If. You. Must.). He’s great at world building - perhaps the most important element in establishing a new Star Wars trilogy is, y’know, making it feel like Star Wars. Sounds simple enough on paper but in a post-prequel world, we all now recognise that this seemingly simple hurdle is actually anything but. That said, Abrams did do an admirable job »
The mysterious and creepy character known as The Witness lurks through time in a new teaser video for 12 Monkeys Season 2, premiering April 18th on Syfy.
Press Release: Los Angeles – March 22, 2016 – Syfy’s critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys returns for its second season on Monday, April 18 at 9Pm Et/Pt with 13 all-new episodes. Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) once again star in the drama from co-creators Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”).
12 Monkeys follows the journey of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) here in the present day, Cole must untangle an insidious conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly »
- Derek Anderson
Change the past. Save the future. 12 Monkeys will return to Syfy when season 2 premieres on April 18, and in order to ramp up the excitement, the network has premiered a thrilling new trailer that dives deeper into the past and all the mysteries therein.
Welcoming back Aaron Stanford as James Cole – a role made famous by Bruce Willis in Terry Gilliam’s seminal feature film from 1995 – season 2 is poised to hop between various eras over the past 60 years, from the present day to a dystopian future and everything in between. Amanda Schull also stars Cassandra Railly, a loyal ally to Cole in his battle against the Army of the 12 Monkeys.
Rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Expanse, 12 Monkeys has become a strong fixture on the network’s slate as it begins to double down on the science fiction genre.
An official logline describes the spinoff as so:
“In the year »
- Michael Briers
Terry Gilliam Age: 75 Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota Best Known For: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys Nobody makes movies quite like Terry Gilliam. His flair for off-kilter comedy and big, bold visuals has made for some truly iconic movies over the years. And while there are certainly more famous entries in his filmography, we're celebrating one of his lesser known and underappreciated movies that was released this very week back...
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The Golden Globes just got a major infusion of star power. Brad Pitt will attend Sunday's awards show in support of his latest film, The Big Short, People has learned. The star will appear at the ceremony solo while wife Angelina Jolie and their six children remain in Cambodia while she continues work on her latest directorial project. Pitt, 52, is a producer and has a small role in the Adam McKay-directed film, which tells the story of four outsiders who predicted the financial crisis in the 2000s. The film is nominated in the best motion picture, musical or comedy category, »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd and Mary Green
10 items from 2016
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