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Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »
- Zac Gille
Last year, we saw the debut of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which brought the Tarantino-penned/Robert Rodriguez-directed film to the small screen, in a very different approach. It was quite the interesting series, taking turns that were very unexpected and different than the film, which set the TV series on its own path. Now with the August 25th premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Season Two set to make its debut, Austin TX mayor Steve Adler has made August 25th “From Dusk Till Dawn Day”, in a celebration held at Troublemaker studios.
Rodriguez had the following to say: “Austin is my home and I’m honored to have collaborated with the Austin creative community all these years making movies and television for the world to see. I’m so proud that From Dusk till Dawn is Austin made and that we can celebrate this day with the community. »
- Jerry Smith
With Ridley Scott’s The Martian roaring its way towards us, there’s renewed interest in the more scientific angles of space on screen. And now Warner Bros. is developing a drama about a man who helped spearhead that in popular culture: Carl Sagan.Sagan was an astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist and communicator who, through his passion for science and its advancement, helped bring astronomy and other disciplines to a much wider audience through public appearances, books, articles and his hugely successful TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which aired in 1980. His work was adapted into the likes of Contact, Robert Zemeckis’ 1997 sci-fi adventure. A frequent guest on talk shows, he also became famous for including messages on the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft. He was married three times and had five children across his relationships.Sagan died in 1996 and his widow, Ann Druyan is one of the producers behind the new film. »
The work of Carl Sagan has led to some justly influential TV and film, in the form of the two Cosmos series, and the film Contact based on his novel, but now there is going to be a movie about Carl Sagan himself. Warner Bros. is developing a film based on Sagan’s life, with the participation […]
- Russ Fischer
Obst was one of the producers of last year’s Christopher Nolan space epic “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey, and 1997’s “Contact,” which starred Jodie Foster and McConaughey, and was adapted from Sagan’s novel. Warner Bros. teamed with Paramount to release “Interstellar,” which grossed $672 million worldwide.
Druyan, who was married to Sagan from 1981 to his death in 1996, produced and wrote 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” for which she won an Emmy for non-fiction writing. She was also an executive producer on “Contact.”
Sagan hosted the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which he narrated and co-wrote during the 1980s, and spent much of his career investigating the possibility of life on other planets. He »
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama that will examine the relationship between “Cosmos” author Carl Sagan and his wife and collaborator Ann Druyan, TheWrap has learned. Lynda Obst, who produced the space exploration movies “Interstellar” and “Contact,” will produce with Druyan. Sagan is the famed astrophysicist who wrote the novel that served as the basis of Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact,” which was executive produced by Druyan. Also Read: How Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Took on Stephen Hawking's Love Story in 'The Theory of Everything' (Video) Zach Dean (“Deadfall”) will write the script, having previously written “Methuselah” for »
- Jeff Sneider
The late Carl Sagan is perhaps best known to moviegoers for having penned the book Contact, that Robert Zemeckis adapted into a feature film in 1997. But across his career, Sagan was a noted scientist and author, and in the Us, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Cosmos is a show credited with opening up the idea of exploring the universe to a broader audience.
Warner Bros is now working on a biopic of Carl Sagan, and one of its producers will be Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow. Also on board to produce are Courtenay Valenti, Cate Adams, Lynda Obst and Rachel Abarbanell.
As of yet, it's unclear either who's writing or directing the Carl Sagan biopic, and that's before we get to the issue of casting. But as we discover more, we'll let you know. »
Retro gamers will be able to relive all the joys of the classic Zx Spectrum – minus the load screens – this month, with Retro Computers set to release the officially licensed Sinclair Zx Spectrum Vega this month.
The Vega is set for release on August 24th, and will retail for £99.99. Via Funstock Retro, here’s a full list of all 1000 games…
1999 2088 1994 – Ten Years After 20-20 Vision 3D Noughts & Crosses – V1 3D Noughts & Crosses – V2 3D-Tanx A Bomb Under Parliament A Day in the Life of Arnold A Dungeon Romp A Harvesting Moon A Hero for Sorania A Legacy For Alaric A Serpentine Tale A Stroll in the Bleak Forest A Touch Too Much A Visit to Trev and Carol’s A.T.A. »
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of the show's season two premiere on Tuesday, August 25th, from director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), comes another From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series behind-the-scenes video. Also: Voices of the Damned and Children of the Night release details.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2: In this second behind-the-scenes video, the crew takes you through what the costume and makeup process is like for the series:
Returning cast members are D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy"); Eiza González ("Amores Verdaderos" ("True Love")); Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport ("Noah," "Shameless"); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey ("Motorcycle Gang, »
- Tamika Jones
Hopefully, there won't be a need for paramedics at the Mile High Horror Film Festival which will host, alongside Fangoria, a screening of The Return of the Living Dead. Also: a behind-the-scenes video for From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Blood Moon release details, and Kickstarter details for Claymation project, Dagon.
The Return of the Living Dead Screening: Press Release: "August 4th, 2015 -- Denver, Co -- For over 35 years, Fangoria has been a trusted institution in the horror community, offering unique insights into every aspect of horror culture. And in spreading its brand, Fangoria has sought to bring fright fans the latest and greatest in the world of horror, which is why the Mile High Horror Film Festival is proud to announce our media partnership with Fangoria. For our first announcement with this partnership, Fangoria will present the 30th Anniversary Screening of The Return Of The Living Dead with star and »
- Tamika Jones
Robert Zemeckis with the cast of Flight Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
After the New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala screening of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz had to be rescheduled due to the visit of Pope Francis, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced today, What Lies Beneath: The Films of Robert Zemeckis.
His feature films, including Romancing The Stone, Forrest Gump, The Polar Express, Contact, Used Cars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, A Christmas Carol, Beowulf and Flight (Closing Night Gala selection of the 2012 New York Film Festival) will be shown. On October 3, screenings of Back To The Future, Back To The Future Part II and Back To The Future Part III in succession celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film's release.
Kicking off »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The first season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series was full of unexpected twists, making the show stand on its own, venturing far off from the Robert Rodriguez film it was based on. It’s was definitely an interesting debut season,which from we were recently sent via El Rey, will be taken into even crazier places when the show returns for its second season on August 25th.
Returning this season are stars D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (7 Minutes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy“); Eiza González (“Amores Verdaderos“); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, “Shameless“); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and Jake Busey (Contact). Bringing some new characters to the show, season two will also feature Esai Morales (La Bamba), Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse, Body Parts), Briana Evigan (The Devil’S Carnival, »
- Jerry Smith
The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.
In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.
Ala: I personally don’t like categorizing films at all, in general. Especially the kinds of films I watch and make. I would say they don’t tend to come off in black and white. I wouldn’t, myself. There can be horror aspects in lots of movies that wouldn’t necessarily be thought of this way. American Beauty, to me, is a horror film. I guess it depends on what upsets you
Vampire films have been around for 100+ years. How hard was it to come up with something so fresh and original?
When you set out to make a »
- Luke Owen
"Austin, TX, July 21, 2015 - El Rey Network and Miramax® released today five key art character posters from the El Rey Network original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series". The poster series created by El Rey Network and Gravillis, Inc. features (from left to right): Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, Eiza Gonzálezas Santánico Pandemonium, Jesse Garcia as Freddie Gonzalez, Danny Trejo as The Regulator, Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado, Wilmer Valderrama as Carlos Madrigal, Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, and D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko.
When asked about the inspiration for the art and design Kurt Volk, El Rey Network's VP, Creative Director, commented, "Santánico's two headed snake is the perfect symbol for the divide between the Gecko brothers who have »
- Jonathan James
Following El Rey Network's recent reveal of the From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 trailer, the network has now unveiled four new photos from the upcoming season, including one featuring a culebra at feeding time.
Press Release: "Austin, TX, July 16, 2015 - El Rey Network and Miramax released four new images from the Austin, TX set of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" in anticipation of the series return on Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm Et. The images feature D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko, Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, and Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado. With 10 all-new, action-packed hour-long episodes, season two of the horror/crime drama delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other and their souls.
Returning cast members D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, »
- Derek Anderson
El Rey Network and Miramax have unveiled the first official trailer from Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9 Pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season of from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez with the special Dusk Returns. The new trailer offers our first look at Danny Trejo, who we reported in March will play The Regulator in Season 2.
The one-hour TV special entitled Dusk Returns contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well as a sneak peek at iconic sets, some reimagined from the cult-classic movie of the same name, including the Titty Twister, and new sets and locals as the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. »
The El Rey Network just released the first full trailer for the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, giving us a tease of new locations and new characters, including Danny Trejo as The Regulator. If this isn't enough to keep you satisfied until the August 25th premiere, it has been announced that a one-hour special will air tonight and give fans a deeper look into the new season.
"Season two of the El Rey Network/Miramax supernatural crime saga, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez. The one-hour special entitled "Dusk Returns" contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well »
- Jonathan James
Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.
If you’ve seen a film montage in the last 10 years, then you’ve been witness to at least one of the scenes mentioned on this list: the vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park signaling the T-Rex prowling nearby. It’s the perfect type of image to tell the audience: something is coming. These flashes of exhilaration are fan-favorites, and it’s no surprise to see them featured prominently as the centerpieces for some of the greatest films ever. It’s the invasion when the aliens come out of the sky, the »
- Shane Ramirez
The Snes is arguably home to some of the best Japanese role-playing games ever made, but even among such revered company, Earthbound (known as Mother 2 in Japan) stands as one of the most memorable games released on the system. Here to help us discuss Shigesato Itoi’s masterpiece is guest host, Chris Miller. Before we get to the main event, we discuss The Adventures of Pip, a beautiful tribute to the 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit era that used to be. Closing the episode is our interview with Jeff Hansen, winner of the 1990 Nintendo World Championship. All this and more.
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00:30: Nintendosage: Review of Adventures of Pip
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20:00: Earthbound theme song
21:00: Main Event: Earthbound review
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79:00: Earthbound music
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