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De Niro Tops On Screen Deaths List

29 December 2010 6:56 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Robert De Niro has hit one more record! In a “horrifying” new study he has “died” on screen more than any other Hollywood star!

The long kiss goodnight. The big dirt nap. Kickin’ the toilet. Buying the farm. 187 (cop code in some countries)…”

There are so many urban names for death. Reaching the top of the Hollywood usually means you play the hero, get the girl, and ride into the sunset. But sometimes, you don’t even make it to the final fade out. Sometimes, you just have been put out of your misery. These guys have had maybe not the best but certainly the most death scenes on the film:

1. Robert De Niro (14 films)

Bloody Mama, Bang the Drum Slowly, Mean Streets, Brazil, The Mission, Cape Fear, This Boy’s Life, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein , Heat, The Fan, Jackie Brown(high ranked), Great Expectations, 15 Minutes and Hide & Seek

Curiosity: »

- Nikola Mraovic

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Robert De Niro Tops List of Most Movie Deaths

27 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »

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Terry Gilliam to “Godfather” New Retro-Fantasy Film 1884

22 December 2010 2:31 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Terry Gilliam has agreed to act as a creative advisor on a new film by British digital animation specialist, Tim Ollive. 1884 will be set in the titular year, but with Europe at war, the sky filled with steam-powered flying cars and man having landed on the moon.

Director Ollive collaborated with Gilliam on the SFX for everything from Life of Brian, through Brazil and Twelve Monkeys up to the more recent The Brothers Grimm. The screenplay is by Ollive and Dennis de Groot, who also has a long history with Gilliam, having worked on Life of Brian and Time Bandits. Gilliam and the other producers showed a four-minute teaser to an FX forum in Paris last week and apparently a number of the former members of Monty Python will be on board the film as part of the voice cast. Gilliam has said of what he has seen so far:- »

- Dave Roper

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Last Minute Shopping for the Drama Lover

16 December 2010 10:02 PM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

It’s getting late in the season, and most of you (though probably not as many as you’d think) have already finished all of your holiday shopping. In the last minute rush, though, things get kind of foggy, and you’re more likely than ever to make woefully undercooked decisions that seem borderline psychotic the instant that ripped open wrapping paper reveals them to your friends and family. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t take risks, as most of the best presents are completely unexpected, and demonstrate that you trust in the receiver’s intelligence and sense of adventure (which might be worth it alone). Even if stores have everything on their wish list in stock, you might want to think twice. Titles here are linked to their Amazon pages.

If they ask for The Pacific, try

Come And See


If all »

- JPP Staff

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Terry Gilliam, the king in exile

3 December 2010 7:36 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director of The Fisher King and Twelve Monkeys is in danger of becoming an unknown to future generations

Even before the prolonged gush of the awards season, there's been a lot of adulation in the air of late, with much of it directed at a pair of Britain's most battle-hardened film-makers. Mike Leigh has justly had his reputation burnished by Another Year; and even before the release of 127 Hours, the bouquets have been prepared for Danny Boyle. But perhaps we could spare a thought for another, currently less exalted grandee – Terry Gilliam, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday without much in the way of a surprise party from an industry that seems to be showing every sign of having forgotten about his very existence.

It's a strange situation for those of us for whom Gilliam has been a square-peg fixture in film culture as long as they remember watching »

- Danny Leigh

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Moving Forward

22 November 2010 4:58 PM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Twelve Monkeys) and his Atlas Entertainment production company has teamed with Warner Bros to reboot "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Whit Anderson is writing the script for the new feature film. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" first appeared as a film in 1992, subsequently becoming a cult hit and spawning the wildly popular television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, among many others. "Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update 'Buffy,'" said Roven. "There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be." Warners optioned the rights to the franchise from creators Fran and Kaz Kuzui. »

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Duncan Jones' Source Code gets a trailer

20 November 2010 8:26 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The trailer for Source Code, Duncan Jones' Moon follow-up, has hit the web. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who is repeatedly sent back in time to relive the final eight minutes of a commuter's life just before a train is blown up. Groundhog Day comparisons are inevitable, but there's also something of the Twelve Monkeys about this, with just a dash of Quantum Leap thrown in. We're huge fans of Moon at Total Film, and we've been keeping an eager eye on this one. Thankfully it looks like Jones has delivered again. He's juggling...

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- Matt Maytum

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Rian Johnson's Looper script is the futuristic noir we've been waiting for

19 November 2010 6:45 AM, PST | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Rian Johnson's Brick made the unlikely fusion of noir and high-school drama into one of the decade's most compelling films. So we were excited to read some script pages from his next movie, the futuristic Looper. Which is even better.

*Spoilers ahead...*

So we got hold of a bunch of script pages from Johnson's Looper, which were released for casting purposes. The usual caveats apply — these may not be the final script and they're not the entire screenplay, plus they could always be random scenes written just for casting purposes. But they certainly appear to be pages from Looper's final script, including page numbers that jump around in the film. We believe they're genuine.

When we interviewed Johnson last year, he told us he aims to make Looper like Children Of Men — but after reading these pages, we're actually reminded a bit more of Twelve Monkeys. Which is by no means bad news, »

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director lashes out at Us remake

10 November 2010 8:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Neils Arden Oplev criticises casting of American actor in lead role of Lisbeth Salander in American version of Swedish film

The director of the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has questioned the need for the upcoming American remake, reigniting a long-running war of words over Hollywood raiding foreign language films to repackage them for a global audience.

With an English-language version in the works, to be directed by The Social Network's David Fincher, film-maker Niels Arden Oplev expressed anger at plans to cast an American actor in the lead role of Lisbeth Salander, drawing unflattering comparisons with the Hollywood adaptation of the French film La Femme Nikita, which was poorly received when remade as The Assassin, starring Bridget Fonda in the 1990s.

He told the Word & Film website: "Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake; like, 'Why »

- Andrew Pulver

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Five Essential... Bruce Willis Films

6 November 2010 3:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe selects his Five Essential Bruce Willis films…

By the time the 80’s were in full swing, the muscle bound action hero era was at the forefront of blockbuster movies. Stallone was in his pomp, and so to was Arnold. The mono-syllabic tough guys with square jaws, rippling 12 packs and far more baby oil on their bods than is actually required, reigned supreme. Still, by the time the 80’s were heading to a close, it was clear there was room in the market for a few everyman tough guys to offer a slightly more relatable hero, a more sympathetic hero, and a more vulnerable hero.

As well as Mel Gibson, who became synonymous as the deranged Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, even more successful was Bruce Willis, who threw his hat into the action ring in 1988. However, though he’s fired many a gun and set off many an explosion, »

- flickeringmyth

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Exclusive pics: Terry Gilliam’s “Legend Of Hallowdega”

29 October 2010 10:37 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The man who gave us such big-screen classics as Time Bandits, Brazil and Twelve Monkeys has now gone short-form, and we’ve got a few exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Terry Gilliam’s 18-minute The Legend Of Hallowdega. Starring David Arquette from the Scream films and Justin Kirk, who will be seen in Amy Heckerling’s upcoming Vamps, with special appearances by Nascar champ Dale Earnhardt Jr., Nascar TV commentator Darrell Waltrip and more, Legend drives into view tomorrow night. »

- (Allan Dart and Michael Gingold)

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Killer Talent: A David Fincher Profile (Part 2)

13 October 2010 10:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his latest film The Social Network in cinemas this month, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director David Fincher in the second of a three part feature... read part one here.

After the production turmoil associated with his directorial debut Alien 3 (1992), American moviemaker David Fincher had given up on the idea of a career in Hollywood; his attitude changed when he received a script composed by an employee of Tower Records in Los Angeles. “I didn’t like my time in New York, but it’s true that if I hadn’t lived there I wouldn’t have written Se7en [1995],” revealed Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow) who, despite being told by the assistant to writer-director David Koepp (Ghost Town) that unsolicited screenplays were not accepted, pitched his idea about a serial killer who commits his murders according to the seven deadly sins. Intrigued by the concept, Koepp’s »

- flickeringmyth

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Die Hard Director Sentenced to One Year in Prison

4 October 2010 5:14 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

A federal judge sentenced director John McTiernan (Die Hard, Predator) to twelve months in prison for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal that involved the investigation of producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Twelve Monkeys). McTiernan was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and to serve a three years supervised release after his prison term. McTiernan entered a conditional guilty plea in July for giving false statements to an FBI agent and a false statement to the court. His attorney said that the FBI failed to follow their own procedures as they investigated the director's role in the Pellicano case. The judge thought that the sentence should even be harsher, but federal prosecutors recommended a lesser punishment. Pellicano, meanwhile, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008. »

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Austin Film Festival 2010 To Award Robert Rodriguez With Extraordinary Contribution To Filmmaking! - *Press Release

30 September 2010 1:21 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

2010 Austin Film Festival To Honor Robert Rodriguez With Extraordinary Contribution To Filmmaking Award Austin, TX (September 30, 2010) – The Austin Film Festival (Aff) is proud to announce today this year’s recipient of the 2010 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award will be Austin’s own Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez will accept the award, along with the other awardees, at the Festival’s annual Award Luncheon held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Austin Club. The Awards Luncheon is funded by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation. In addition, Rodriguez will speak during the Conference. The Austin Film Festival is thrilled to honor a filmmaker who has contributed so much to filmmaking. Along with being a director, screenwriter and producer, Rodriguez frequently serves as editor, director of photographer, sound editor and more on his films. His latest production, Machete, featuring a star-studded cast, came out earlier this year. His film credits also include Predators, Planet Terror, Sin City, »

- Dave Campbell

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'Black Swan,' '127 Hours' to Austin Fest

21 September 2010 9:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Austin Film Festival has unveiled the program for its 17th edition, which runs October 21-28.

"Black Swan," "127 Hours," "Peep World," "Meek's Cutoff," "Conviction," "Brother's Justice," "Fair Game," and many more, including 23 U.S. and world premieres and a handful of locally-made projects, will screen at the fest. The opening, centerpiece and closing night films have not yet been announced.

Festival line-up is below:

Marquee Screenings

"127 Hours" – Danny Boyle (Writer/Director), Simon Beaufoy (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Black Swan" – Darren Aronofsky (Director), Andres Heinz (Writer), John McLaughlin (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Peep World" – Barry W. Blaustein (Director), Peter Himmelstein (Writer) – (U.S. Premiere)

"Bloodworth" – Shane Dax Taylor (Director), W. Earl Brown (Writer) – (World Premiere)

"Blue Valentine" – Derek Cianfrance (Writer/Director), Joey Curtis (Writer), Camille DeLavigne (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Exporting Raymond" – Phil Rosenthal (Director) – (World Premiere)

"Fair Game" – Doug Liman (Director), Jez & John-Henry Butterworth (Writers) – (Regional Premiere)

"High School" – John Stalberg (Writer/Director »

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HeyUGuys IMDb250 Project – Week 34

16 September 2010 3:45 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The IMDb250. A list of the top 250 films as ranked by the users of the biggest Internet movie site on the web. It is based upon the ratings provided by the users of the Internet Movie Database, which number into the millions. As such, it’s a perfect representation of the opinions of the movie masses, and arguably the most comprehensive ranking system on the Internet.

It’s because of this that we at HeyUGuys (and in this case we is myself and Barry) have decided to set ourselves a project. To watch and review all 250 movies on the list. We’ve frozen the list as of January 1st of this year. It’s not as simple as it sounds, we are watching them all in one year, 125 each.

This is our 34th update, my next five films watched for the project. You can find all our previous week’s updates here. »

- Gary Phillips

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Terry Gilliam Converting Time Bandits To 3D Now That Don Quixote Is Dead?

7 September 2010 5:33 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Though he's still reeling from the financial collapse of his latest attempt to tell the Don Quixote story, Terry Gilliam is already dusting himself off and working on his next project, and one that seems a lot more likely to actually happen. According to a tipster at Bleeding Cool, Gilliam is planning to convert Time Bandits in 3D, presumably with plans to release it in theaters at some point in the future-- and hey, maybe make enough money to fund The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after all. If Gilliam were simply trying to make a buck, though, he probably would have chosen a different movie. Time Bandits was a success at the time, ranking as the #10 film of 1981, but isn't as fondly remembered as some of Gilliam's later films, like the cult classic Brazil or the more recent adventure Twelve Monkeys. There's also no evidence that audiences will flock »

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Slackery News Tidbits: August 18

18 August 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

So much movie news is going on in Austin that we need a second Slackery News Tidbits this week to handle it all. And I suspect more news will break right after we post this.

Fantastic Fest has announced its 2010 opening-night film: Let Me In, the American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was very popular at Fantastic Fest in 2008. Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and as-yet-unannounced cast members will be at the fest screening, which is the movie's U.S. premiere. I must admit I thought festgoers would not be thrilled about an American remake of a film they loved so much (I loved it too), but apparently the footage and trailers that have been released so far are generating a lot of good buzz, not to mention that a lot of Kick-Ass fans are excited about Chloe Moretz in one of the lead roles. »

- Jette Kernion

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Peoples Launches "The Forever War"

5 August 2010 7:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Author Joe Haldeman has revealed on his blog that scribe David Peoples ("Twelve Monkeys," "Unforgiven") has penned the latest draft of the film adaptation of his 1974 novel "The Forever War" for Fox 2000 and Scott Free.

The story revolves around a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn't recognize some 20 years later.

Ridley Scott signed on to direct the film back in late 2008 though no word on when its production will kick off. Scott intended to film the project back in the 80's but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades.

Peoples' draft is said to be at least the fourth or fifth version of the script.

Update: Turns out Peoples' involvement was a while back as Matthew Michael Carnahan ("The Kingdom") is now currently working on the script according to Deadline. »

- Garth Franklin

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Blade Runner Writer Handling Forever War Script For Ridley Scott

4 August 2010 11:18 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ridley Scott has been planning an adaptation of Joe Haldeman's classic sci-fi novel Forever War at least since October 2008, which is back when Body of Lies came out and disappointed us all so much. The whole project hadn't gone much further than Ridley just talking about it, as he jumped from there directly into making Robin Hood, and so far as we know there's no reason to believe production will start any time soon. But there is one little bit of new information to pore over. Haldeman himself has revealed via, of all things, his LiveJournal account, that screenwriter David Webb Peoples is handling the latest draft, which apparently in its fourth rewriter. Haldeman mentioned Unforgiven as one of Peoples' solid credits, but sci-fi fans are probably more interested in the fact that he wrote Blade Runner for Scott, and also Twelve Monkeys for Terry Gilliam. The guy's got »

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