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Jackson Browne Reels in Adam Sandler, T Bone Burnett for ‘Songs from the Cinema’ Bash

Jackson Browne Reels in Adam Sandler, T Bone Burnett for ‘Songs from the Cinema’ Bash
When we think of Jackson Browne and benefits, giant, arena-sized shows during the “No Nukes” era come to mind. But these days, he’s curating an annual Academy Awards week benefit concert on the opposite end of the intimacy and/or protest-song scale. Saturday night he served as the driving force behind an Oscars-eve “Songs from the Cinema” show in Hollywood that had Adam Sandler, T Bone Burnett, Rufus Wainwright, and others performing movie theme songs at a tiny club in Hollywood.

For Browne, the occasion represented a chance to be as socially conscious as ever — the show was a benefit for Artists for Peace and Justice, which funds educational institutions in Haiti — and to be thematically duty-bound to sing the song that everyone wants to hear even more than “Lives in the Balance”: “Somebody’s Baby,” the song that was absolutely robbed of an Oscar after it debuted
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How Long Will Sam's Depressive Slump Last on 'Supernatural'?

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How Long Will Sam's Depressive Slump Last on 'Supernatural'?
Sam and Dean tend to fall into specific roles on Supernatural. Dean is the more pessimistic (or realistic) of the two and Sam usually tries to bring his brother out of his slumps by looking on the bright side of the monster hunting life. However, in the episode "Breakdown" the roles reversed. Dean is in the position of being the more emotionally stable one as Sam is focused, far too focused, on the likelihood on how everything can go wrong as a hunter. Sam and Dean flipping roles on the emotional spectrum is nothing new but the current status quo should stick around in season 13.
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Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Mostow For ‘The Hunter’s Prayer’

Jonathon Mostow may not be a name immediately recognisable to the average moviegoer. But the Hollywood director has been building an impressive portfolio over the past two decades. After breaking into the industry with the critically acclaimed Breakdown, starring none other than Kurt Russell, he went on to work with some of the biggest stars in the industry.

Mostow successfully steered the Terminator ship after James Cameron left the franchise, and also told a visually impressive story of technological enhancement starring Bruce Willis. Now his latest release, The Hunters Prayer, revolves around a contract killer who decides to protect the very woman he is hired to murder. The film stars Sam Worthington (Avatar) in the lead, and also boasts a talented supporting cast consisting of Odeya Rush (Goosebumps), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey), and Amy Landecker (Transparent).

Check out our exclusive interview with Mostow below:

Thn: After such a successful career,
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The Hunter’S Prayer Starring Sam Worthington Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 8th

Starring Sam Worthington, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’S Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Based on the novel by Kevin Wignall, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’s Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Sam Worthington stars as a deadly assassin assigned to kill a young woman named Ella. When his conscience gets the best of him, he defies orders and instead protects Ella. Together they must escape the formidable enemies who are determined to kill them both at all costs. From Jonathan Mostow, the director of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machinesand Breakdown, and written for the screen by John Brancato & Michael Ferris (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation), The Hunter’s Prayer home entertainment release
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Exclusive interview with filmmaker Jonathan Mostow

david j. moore chats with filmmaker Jonathan Mostow

Filmmaker Jonathan Mostow has been making some incredibly entertaining films since his early days, directing such made-for TV movies as Flight of Black Eagle, but it was his film Breakdown, starring Kurt Russell and J.T. Walsh that really put him on the map. Following that success, Mostow wrote and directed the World War II drama U-571, the mega budgeted Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and the Bruce Willis science fiction film Surrogates, and now after a break he’s back with the hitman action drama The Hunter’s Prayer, starring Sam Worthington. In this interview, Mostow talks about his career and his latest endeavor as a filmmaker.

I wanted to start this interview off by telling you how big of a fan of Breakdown I am. I saw a sneak preview of that movie and fell head over heels in love with it.
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Sam Worthington is a hitman in The Hunter’s Prayer trailer

Coming to cinemas later this year is The Hunter’s Prayer, the new film from Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and Breakdown director Jonathan Mostow. I’ve been a fan of Mostow since that awesome 1990s Kurt Russell-led thriller (remind yourself here) and can’t wait to see what he’s got in store with this Sam Worthington starrer.

Here’s a bit of insight into the new film via the official synopsis as provided by the U.S. distributors.

This high octane thriller focuses on Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush). When he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, their only hope for survival is
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Mads Mikkelsen to Star in Survival Thriller Arctic

Armory Films, Union Entertainment Group and Pegasus Pictures announced today that Mads Mikkelsen (Dr. Strange, Star Wars, The Hunt) is starring in the survival thriller Arctic, directed by Joe Penna. Co-written by Penna and Ryan Morrison, the film is being produced by Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Armory Films and Noah C Haeussner of Union, and is being executive produced by Martha De Laurentiis, Einar Thorsteinsson and Cassian Elwes. The film also marks the first re-teaming of Mikkelsen and De Laurentiis since NBC’s “Hannibal.” Production is currently underway, with Xyz Films handling international sales.

The story surrounds a man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.
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Remembering Melissa Mathison, Gunnar Hansen and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in November

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Ritch Brinkley (1944-2015) - Actor. Best known for his roles on TV's Murphy Brown and Twin Peaks, he is also memorable as the captain in Cabin Boy (see below) and also appears in RhinestoneBreakdownThe Man With One Red Shoe and Big Business. He died on November 5. (THR) Betsy Drake (1957-2015) - Actress. She starred in Every Girl Should Be Married (see below) and Room for One More, all with then-husband Cary Grant...

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Q&A with Wrecker Director Micheal Bafaro

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Coming to theaters, VOD, and iTunes tomorrow with the gas pedal to the floor and one eye on the rearview mirror is Wrecker, a new road trip horror film from XLrator Media. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Wrecker co-writer/director Micheal Bafaro.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with us, Micheal. How did you come up with the idea for your latest film, Wrecker?

Micheal Bafaro: I’ve always been inspired by the open road. For me, it’s the ultimate embodiment of freedom, adventure, and optimism. However, it can also be unpredictable as one moves away from familiar surroundings into the unknown. I’ve got an active imagination and I’m always having story ideas pop into my head. Highways themselves are an iconic part of the North American landscape and culture, and I felt that it was time to do a road film of my own.
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell In Breakdown!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch curated RussellMania! The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective at the Tiff Bell Lightbox may be approaching its end but we aint done yet! Things continue this week with an August 22nd screening of Breakdown and we want you to be there!While driving cross-country to their new life in California, Jeff Taylor (Kurt Russell) and his wife Amy (Kathleen Quinlan) have their car break down in the middle of the desert. Accepting a ride from a friendly trucker (J.T. Walsh), Amy heads to a nearby diner to call for help while Jeff stays with the car. After several hours, the bewildered and worried Jeff makes his way to the diner on foot, and finds that no one has seen Amy at all...

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Nerd Alert: Hateful Eight Vs. the Thing, Simpsons Go Metal and More

Nerd Alert: Hateful Eight Vs. the Thing, Simpsons Go Metal and More
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We learn about a heavy metal band inspired by The Simpsons' Ned Flanders, the new trailer for The Hateful Eight gets mashed up with The Thing and a breakdown of Wonder Woman's costume evolution. We also get to watch as a scientist dissects Fantastic Four! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

The Hateful Eight Meets The Thing

Inspired by The Hateful Eight trailer's "isolation, snow, dudes and Kurt Russell," Youtube user Paul Garrison Dean has crafted a wonderful mashup with the 1982 horror classic The Thing. The video shows The Hateful Eight footage with dialogue from The Thing that, with the help of some crafty editing, works incredibly well.
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Oj Simpson nearly played the T-800? 18 things you never knew about Terminator

Oj Simpson nearly played the T-800? 18 things you never knew about Terminator
With Terminator Genisys out in UK cinemas tomorrow (July 2), there's no better time to look back at some of the lesser known facts about the franchise that turned Arnie into a superstar.

Re-Viewed: Arnold Schwarzenegger's sci-fi classic The Terminator

Re-Viewed: James Cameron classic Terminator 2 Judgment Day

1. James Cameron found himself in director jail in the early '80s having been fired from Piranha II. Unsure if he'd ever be able to sit behind the camera again, he sold off his Terminator script for $1 in exchange for the rights to direct it.

2. Mel Gibson and Oj Simpson were initially considered for the role of The Terminator before Arnold Schwarzenegger landed the part. Arnie had in fact originally met with director Cameron to discuss playing Kyle Reese before being cast as the T-800.

3. The Terminator's iconic line "I'll be back" was originally scripted as "I'll come back" (something that rolled
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Interview: Contracted Director Eric England talks Roadside, Get The Girl

Eric England definitely knows the meaning of patience. After shooting his feature debut, Madison County, he instantly jumped into Roadside, a thriller about a young couple whose car is stuck in the snowy roads, while a sniper takes his aim at them. It’s a psychological wild ride, and while it would have made sense to release it after Madison County, England moved onto the film that really put him on the map with the much loved Contracted. Now after recently wrapping yet another film, the dark comedy, kidnapping gone horribly wrong film Get The Girl, England’s Roadside is finally available on DVD, courtesy of Image Entertainment. Eric was nice enough to hop on the phone and chat with Icons about the journey of getting Roadside released and what’s coming next. Read on!

It’s definitely been a journey from when you shot Roadside to it finally being released.
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DVD Release: After (2014)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014

Price: DVD $19.99

Studio: Virgil

Kathleen Quinlan in After

The always-game Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13, The Doors, Breakdown) stars in After, a 2014 mystery drama about a family that’s being held together by a deeply buried secret.

Set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, After tells the story of a middle-class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing business and a series of inter-generational conflicts and rivalries. Quinlan stars as Nora Valentino, a woman whose husband, Mitch (John Doman, Blue Valentine), loves her more than anything in the world. So much so that he, along with his four children and sister-in-law, have gone to extreme lengths to hide a horror too painful for Nora to bear. And if this intricately buried secret is revealed, it could alter everyone’s lives irrevocably.

Directed by Pieter Gaspersz and written by Sabrina Gennarino and
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The Overlooked Hotel – Jt Walsh

The Overlooked Hotel, having found a spare room for Stephen Tobolowsky, now welcomes another deserving guest, the late, great Jt Walsh. You know, that really talented guy from that thing you really like.

Jt Walsh, in many ways the definitive supporting character actor, passed away suddenly in 1998. He succumbed to a heart attack at the relatively tender age of 54, but left behind a quite astonishingly varied and accomplished body of work, despite never being nominated for anything other than a Primetime Emmy and a couple of SAG cast awards. If nothing else, this amply demonstrates that far too often, real talent goes unrewarded and although (of course) not every0ne can be lavished with awards and in any given year the same performance is likely to hoover up every award going, the fact that Walsh never received an Oscar, Golden Globe or SAG award (or even a solo nomination) is a glaring omission.
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Emma Roberts Replaces Hailee Steinfeld in For the Dogs

Although Hailee Steinfeld was announced for the role last summer , Deadline reports today that Emma Roberts ( We're the Millers ) is set to take over Steinfeld's part in the Jonathan Mostow ( Breakdown ) directed For the Dogs . Oren Moverman wrote the most recent draft for the project, based on Paul Leyden's adaptation of Kevin Wignall's novel. The novel is described as follows: Inspired in part by "The Nibelungenlied" (the epic German poem which was the basis for Wagner's "Ring Cycle") and partly by Jane Austen's "Persuasion" (both books actually appear in the text), this is the story of Ella and Lucas. Ella is touring Italy with her boyfriend, unaware that her entire family has been murdered, that her father's business dealings are...
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The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – January 27th 2014

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This week’s best new releases on all the Instant Watching platforms.

Spring Breakers (2013)

Harmony Korine’s critical darling from last year is likely to be talked about and discussed for a good long while yet. Holding up an uncomfortable mirror to our youth, Spring Breakers works on a lot of levels not only does it work as a surface level tale of four out of control girls on a debauched trip in Florida but it also works as a story about the spiritual death and rebirth of Generation Y and asks some important questions about how post war culture evolved into something where our youth think licking power tools in music videos is something to aspire to.

There is a scene fairly early on where the two most rebellious of our heroines sit in class discussing oral sex on paper as their tutor drones on about world war two,
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1997

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 7 Nov 2013 - 07:02

Our journey through the half-remembered, underappreciated films of the 1990s continues. Here, we look to 1997...

Dominated by the box office behemoth that was James Cameron's Titanic, 1997 was a year of high drama and outlandish special effects. The Lost World: Jurassic Park brought with it a new batch of genetically revived dinosaurs, George Lucas dug his original Star Wars trilogy out of the cupboard and added new (controversial) computer-generated sequences, while Nicolas Cage and John Travolta did impressions of one another and fired guns in John Woo's delirious action movie, Face/Off.

It was a varied year for movies, for sure, particularly by 21st century standards; it's difficult to imagine a British feel-good comedy about amateur male strippers (The Full Monty) getting into the year's 10 highest grossing films these days. But among all those winners, there had to be some
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Exclusive: Mark Tonderai Talks House at the End of the Street Blu-ray

Director Mark Tonderai discusses his thriller House at the End of the Street, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD

Director Mark Tonderai made his feature directorial debut in 2008 with the thriller Hush, after working as an actor, writer, and producer for various films and TV shows. The filmmaker returned to the silver screen last year with House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot. The story follows Sarah and Elissa (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence), a mother and daughter who move into a dream house they shouldn't be able to afford. As it turns out, just at the end of the street, a young girl killed both her parents, with the lone survivor Ryan (Max Thieriot) living all alone in that big house. When Elissa starts to get close to Ryan, she learns the untold truth about what really happened. I recently had
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Shock Video: We Talk to the Cast, Directors of ParaNorman - The Horror Influences, Hidden Gags & More

Shock Till You Drop's managing editor Ryan Turek hit Beverly Hills to catch up with the cast and directors of ParaNorman, the stop-motion animated supernatural film opening in theaters this Friday, August 17th.

Yes, we have already talked to helmers Chris Butler and Sam Fell right here, however, our latest chat allowed us to press them for more details about avoiding the "Tim Burton look" and what makes their film more appealing to the genre crowd - from the small references to even the Italian horror influence.

Also in the hot seat, Leslie Mann (who informed us just before cameras rolled that she showed her kids the "horror movie" Breakdown, with Kurt Russell, recently), Kodi Smit-McPhee (the voice of Norman himself) and Anna Kendrick.  If you have any interest in seeing the film (and we suggest you do), this is definitely a recommended set of interviews to check out.  Head inside for the video.
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