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Highlander: A Reboot I Support

I’m always skeptical when it comes to reboots. On the one hand they can be well justified and prove to be a success (Casino Royale, 2006) but on the odd occasion it can backfire and you find yourself walking the exact same path again (The Amazing Spider-man, 2012). There are several reboots in the pipeline, one of which I’m not too keen on, The Crow, which to me feels like an insult to the performance and memory of Brandon Lee. However, a reboot of 80s action-fantasy Highlander (1986) I’m well and truly behind.

Highlander has a special place in my heart, with its basic – if a little silly – premise. Fallen warriors who have been resurrected as immortals take part in “The Game”, where they must behead each other, until the last remaining two fight for “The Prize”. How can you not love that as a concept? A simple set up
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“Ab Fab’s” Joanna Lumley to Receive the BAFTA Fellowship

Joanna Lumley in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”: David Appleby/IMDb

Joanna Lumley is receiving the British Academy’s greatest honor. Variety reports that the “Absolutely Fabulous” star will be honored with the BAFTA Fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards on May 14. The special award is granted “to an individual in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television, or games.”

“Nothing could make me prouder or happier than being awarded this phenomenal honor,” Lumley said in a statement. “To be counted amongst the greatest talents and stars of our industry is an awesome gift.”

Previous BAFTA fellows include Lumley’s “Ab Fab” co-star Jennifer Saunders, Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), and Julie Walters (“National Treasure”).

Lumley is best known as “Ab Fab’s” Patsy Stone. Created by Saunders and Dawn French, the comedy centered on best friends Patsy and Edina Monsoon (Saunders) and their many misadventures. The series’ six seasons aired sporadically from 1992 to 2012. The 2016 film “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” saw the duo fleeing to the south of France after accidentally pushing Kate Moss into the Thames. Directed by Mandie Fletcher and written by Saunders, the “Ab Fab” film was a big hit in the UK.

Lumley’s acting career spans six decades. She took home a BAFTA for her performance in “Absolutely Fabulous” in both 1993 and 1995. She and the cast of 1961’s “The Avengers” received a special BAFTA award in 2000. Among Lumley’s recent credits are Thea Sharrock’s “Me Before You” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The British Academy Television Awards will take place May 14 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Ab Fab’s” Joanna Lumley to Receive the BAFTA Fellowship was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Jeremiah Chechik, Director of The Avengers

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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Jeremiah Chechik, Director of The Avengers
In June 1987, in an interview for The New York Times, Stanley Kubrick spoke glowingly about a series of Michelob beer commercials. “They’re just boy-girl, night-fun,” Kubrick praised, “leading up to pouring the beer, all in 30 seconds, beautifully edited and photographed. Economy of statement is not something that films are noted for.” That piece […]

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, The Lego Batman Movie, Captain America: Civil War, Hawkeye, Captain Britain, X-Men: Apocalypse and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, The Flash, The Lego Batman Movie, Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Man of Steel, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Captain America: Civil War, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Hawkeye, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Most Wanted, Captain Britain, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, X-Men: Apocalypse, Powers and more…

…Almost three years after it was first announced at the San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. unleashed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend, with the Zack Snyder-directed superhero epic shrugging off negative reviews (it’s below The Room on Rotten Tomatoes) to set an Easter preview night record (outperforming Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight), as well as
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The Gunman Blu-ray Review

Director: Pierre Morel

Writers: Sean Penn, Don Macpherson, Pete Travis (based on The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette)

Cert: 15

Running Time: 115 mins

Special Features: Featurettes / Interviews

A surprising feature of the mature action movie’s unexpected rise has been the calibre of names attracted. Oscar-winner Liam Neeson reinvented his career via the Taken franchise, and now director Pierre Morel nets Sean Penn for butt-kicking duties in The Gunman. Of course Penn is as known for his staunch political views as his acting, so there’s a bit more going on here than a simple case of a tin opener and a can of whup-ass.

He plays the hilariously-named Jim Terrier, who operates in the murky world of private security in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With one foot in the humanitarian end of the equation (alongside surgeon girlfriend Jasmine Trinca) and the other working at the behest of corporate interests,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ralph Fiennes

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Known by the younger generation for his role as Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series, Ralph Fiennes has been gracing our stages and our screens since the mid-eighties. He was trained in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, achieved prominence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and first made a name in films with his role of Amon Goeth in Steven Spielberg’s Schlindler’s List in 1993. And since then he’s starred in a wide variety of films, with major pictures including the James Bond Series (starring as M), The Constant Gardener, The English Patient, and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Fiennes’ film work has ranged from thrillers (Spider) to animated Biblical epic (The Prince Of Egypt) to camp nostalgia (The Avengers) to romantic comedy (Maid in Manhattan) to historical drama (Sunshine). Oh – and in 2011, Fiennes also made his directorial debut with his film
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Fox Rebooting 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'

Joining the long list of recent remakes and reboots, Variety is reporting Fox has decided to move forward with plans to make a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film. Normally, I would be weary of a reboot of a film that was released so recently, but in this case, I'm all for it. Just give me something to help remove the bad memories I have from the disastrous 2003 Sean Connery movie, a film that, consequentially, would serve as Connery's last live action feature. "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" has always been a property full of potential. The series features a group of legendary Victorian-era literary heroes joining forces to combat evil. Created in 1999 by legendary comic writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), the League battled Moriarty (sworn enemy of Sherlock Holmes), aliens from "War of the Worlds," and experienced the fall of the Big Brother government (from "Nineteen Eighty Four
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Sean Penn is Armed and on the Run in the Second 'Gunman' Trailer

After handing out the award for Best Picture last night, Sean Penn is back today in the secondm quick trailer for The Gunman, the latest thriller from Taken director Pierre Morel. Penn just happens to be getting some flack today for saying "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" when he handed an Oscar to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, but the filmmaker knew it was a harmless joke. However, Penn certainly isn't messing around in what could be a whole new phase to his career. However, not every aging actor can follow the same trajectory as Liam Neeson did, though it's sometimes entertaining to see them try. Watch? Here's the quick new trailer for Pierre Morel's The Gunman from YouTube: You can still watch the first Us trailer for The Gunman right here. The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13
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‘Star Wars’ Character Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

‘Star Wars’ Character Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67
Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 67. Details of his death were not immediately available.

In “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” Bonehill appeared in a variety of roles including a Stormtrooper, a rebel soldier, a Tie fighter pilot, a Tauntaun handler and as Nien Nunb, a creature who co-pilots the Millennium Falcon alongside Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), among others.

News of his death was reported by the Truro Fencing Club in the U.K., where Bonehill served as head coach for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died.

“We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill,” the club tweeted on Thursday. “A great leader and an inspiration.”

Bonehill also worked as an actor, fencing coach and sword master on films and TV series such as “The Avengers,
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Watch: Sean Penn is Hunted in International 'The Gunman' Trailer

"We thought we were helping. It didn't work out that way." As American Sniper sweeps up the January box office competition (or lack thereof), another gunman is poised to hit the big screen this March with Sean Penn in The Gunman. Director Pierre Morel (Taken) is at the helm of the new thriller, and an international trailer has just surfaced to show off some more of the story follow  Martin Terrier (Penn), a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor who works peacefully for a non-government group in the Congo. But suddenly, he's being hunted down by his own people as his violent past catches up with him. Here's the new international trailer for Pierre Morel's The Gunman from Studio Canal UK: You can still watch the first Us trailer for The Gunman right here. The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13
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Samuel L Jackson takes on terrorists as the Us President in Big Game trailer

Samuel L Jackson takes on terrorists as the Us President in Big Game trailer
Samuel L Jackson has featured in a new trailer for upcoming action film Big Game.

The Avengers actor stars as the President of the United States, who finds himself stranded in the Finnish wilderness after Air Force One is attacked.

The British-Finnish film is directed by Rare Exports' Jalmari Helander, and also stars newcomer Onni Tommila.

The President has to team up with a 13-year-old boy, who is on his own mission to become a man, in order to stay alive and battle the terrorists.

Jim Broadbent, Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber and Ted Levine also have supporting roles in the film.

Big Game has yet to be given an official release date, but is expected later in 2015.
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Watch: Sean Penn is Targeted in Pierre Morel's 'The Gunman' Trailer

"It's the ones who aren't after you who do you in, in the end." It's been about a year and a half since we got a first look at Sean Penn in Pierre Morel's action thriller The Gunman, and for some reason the film has taken a long time to hit the big screen. But it's finally arriving next spring, and the first trailer has arrived, showcasing an impressive cast that also includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and more. In the film, Penn plays a Special Forces soldier who ends up getting targeted by his own colleagues. Basically, it's Sean Penn's turn to be an aging bad ass, and it seems to pack the same punch as the first Taken movie too. Here's the first trailer for Pierre Morel's The Gunman, originally from Yahoo: The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13
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How the New James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ Is Targeting Marvel Fans

How the New James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ Is Targeting Marvel Fans
Over the past 50 years, the James Bond movies have tapped into public fears, popular culture and what’s worked at the box office.

The Cuban missile crisis inspired “Dr. No,” and the Cold War was felt throughout the earlier films in the franchise, with Russians playing many of the bad guys. “Star Wars” and the launch of the space shuttle program influenced “Moonraker.” The success of the “Bourne Identity” films encouraged producers to make the stunts and fight sequences grittier in “Casino Royale.” And Rupert Murdoch was essentially the villain in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” while Javier Bardem played a pseudo-Julian Assange in 2012’s “Skyfall.”

With next year’s “Spectre,” however, an old foe is being brought back to the series — one that will seem very familiar to fans of Marvel’s comicbooks and movies.

Spectre, a shadowy terrorist organization has served as the looming menace in many of the 23 Bond films to date,
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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

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When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R

From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R

A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R

Before
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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it
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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing
Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it
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10 Most Unwatchable TV to Movie Adaptations

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10 Most Unwatchable TV to Movie Adaptations
22 Jump Street is in theaters this weekend, and its one of the few TV-to-Movie franchises that has gotten it right. This comes after so many have gotten it really wrong! Adapting a hit television show to the big screen seems like it would be an easy thing. The source material is great, there's an existing audience, it should be money in the bank. But bigger does not mean better. There's more than enough examples of great TV turned into garbage cinema. So much so, there was a fair amount of difficulty and debate narrowing it down to ten, epically awful movies. Criteria had to be established. There must be a method to this madness. Terrible films like The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, or The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas still has an appeal to younger audiences who might actually be entertained by it. It does have some value. Once
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Sean Penn Actioner The Gunman Gets A Release Date

Sean Penn is poised for action in The Gunman. The actioner finds Penn in the hands of director Pierre Morel (Taken) as a former military contractor and solder who just wants to retire happily, only to learn that shadowy forces just won't let him go. And now you know exactly when you can get to see Sean Penn wreck some fools on the big screen. Open Road has announced February 20th, 2015 to be the release date for The Gunman, putting it in the same early year period that made Taken a hit. The movie is based on the book The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, with a script from Pete Travis (Dredd) and Don MacPherson (1998's The Avengers). Co-starring in the film are Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca and Mark Rylance. Somehow, Luc Besson is not involved with this. This release date pits the film directly against
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UK Version Of Steve's 21st Century "To-Do" List From Captain America: The Winter Soldier

You voted, and Sean Connery won! Exclusive - the UK version of Captain America's notebook in The Winter Soldier: pic.twitter.com/ghnz8kcZVt — Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) March 31, 2014 For the sake of comparison, below is the Us version. Fans in the UK were actually able to vote for what they wanted to see on this list, hence why the likes of Sherlock and former James Bond Sean Connery have made the cut. Who are what else would you add? Be sure to let us know below! After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens
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Nicholas Hoult Gains a New Starring Role

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