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William Fichtner Talks 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and Coming Back for the Sequel

16 December 2014 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

William Fichtner is the man. He's been in Heat, Armageddon, Contact, Go, The Perfect Storm, Black Hawk Down, Elysium, The Dark Knight and so, so much more. His latest role is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD), where he plays Eric Sacks, a maniacal businessman who sets the stage for Shredder and his Foot clan to take over the turtles' home town of New York City. That may seem like an odd role for Fichtner, a great character actor who tends to pop up more in adult fare than he does movies for kids, but that's partially what attracted him to it. Plus, as you'll see in our below interview, it's really not that uncommon for him to receive a last minute call to join a movie (or TV...

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- Peter Hall

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X Factor 2014 finalist: Ben Haenow

12 December 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Name: Ben Haenow

Age: 29

Job: Van driver

From: Croydon

Category - Mentor: Overs - Simon

Fast fact: Ben used to be in a band with his brother called The Lost Audio

What she said: "All my heroes are dead, man! Robert Plant, from Led Zep. If I could have a dead one it'd be Otis Redding. The guy has an amazing voice."

Performances

Room Audition: 'Ain't No Sunshine' by Bill Withers

Cheryl: "I really like the tone of your voice and that real, genuine grit. It's an authentic sound."

Mel B: "Your voice is absolutely killer. I loved it."

Arena Audition: 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones

Simon: "Ben, what can I say, you picked an amazing song. You've got a brilliant rock voice. I can't believe it hasn't happened to you before this, but this is your moment."

Mel B: "Well that was intense. You've just got it. »

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Contenders: Crops of Tunes Inspire and Bottle Films’ Spirit

10 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Great movie songs have served varying purposes over the years. They can both set the scene and act as a theme song (“Fame,” “Falling Slowly” from “Once”), capture a mood (“Things Have Changed” from “The Wonder Boys”), serve up an emotional coda (“My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic”) or even define a character (“Sooner or Later” from “Dick Tracy”).

But how does a single song capture a movie’s essence and bottle its spirit?

Punk rocker Patti Smith, who wrote the lullaby that features prominently in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” “Mercy Is,” says the director “wanted a song that has a nostalgia for Eden, a time before the fall when man was in direct communication with God.”

For her first original film tune, she read the Psalms and the Song of Solomon to get a sense of the appropriate language. “It had to be a comforting and hopeful song, »

- Jon Burlingame and Tim Greiving

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'The Green Mile': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Stephen King Classic

10 December 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No one was sure, when "The Green Mile" was released 15 years ago this week (on December 10, 1999), whether lightning could strike twice in the same spot for Frank Darabont. Sure, the writer/director's first Stephen King prison drama, 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption," had gone from commercial failure to beloved classic in five years. But another King prison tale, one that was three hours long and featured some horrific electric-chair executions, bizarre fantasy elements, and a trained mouse?

As it turned out, of course, "Green Mile" became a huge hit, earned four Oscar nominations, put another feather in star Tom Hanks's cap, and made a star of Michael Clarke Duncan, who played miracle-working, self-sacrificing inmate John Coffey. To this day, it remains the most beloved movie adapted from a King tale.

Still, as many times as you've seen it, there's plenty you may not know: how former ditch-digger Clarke got the star-making part, »

- Gary Susman

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How you know you're watching a Transformers movie

28 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.

Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to bring you a guide to one of Hollywood's biggest franchises. Here are the key ingredients to expect when you sit down to watch a robot blockbuster.

1. Explosive action scenes

When it comes to sheer spectacle and memorable set pieces, no film series manages to deliver bang for your buck quite like Transformers. There's even a name for this explosive style: "Bayhem" (after director Michael Bay).

After putting the planet in jeopardy in Armageddon, Bay's Transformers films have shown us some jaw-dropping interplanetary warfare between Autobots and Decepticons. Age of Extinction ups the ante even further with the introduction of Dinobot Grimlock, who at one point is ridden into battle across Hong Kong by a sword-wielding Optimus Prime.

2. Fast cars

There's nothing cooler than a car that shifts shape into a giant robot, »

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: 'Interstellar' rage

10 November 2014 3:16 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Christopher Nolan made Memento, but he also made The Dark Knight Rises. Great filmmakers can make bad movies: This is not a particularly complicated equation. And Nolan's new space melodrama Interstellar is not a particularly complicated movie. The science is elaborate and insane, but the emotional stakes are simple: Father loves daughter, father saves humanity. But Nolan is one of our plottiest filmmakers. (Most films have three acts; Nolan's movies usually have at least six, usually out of order and/or overlapping.) I attempted to explain the plot of Interstellar, but even I ran up against some impenetrable cosmo-logic. Some »

- Darren Franich

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Sylvester Stallone & Ian McKellen Get Animated as 'Animal Crackers'

7 November 2014 7:47 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just when you're think that everything that can be turned into a movie has been acquired by a studio, think again. The Wrap has word that a new animated feature is in the works called Animal Crackers. Yes, the little animal shaped snacks that are more cookies than crackers (and not just because Ben Affleck argued that fact in Armageddon) are heading to the big screen in a movie from an animation company called Blue Dream Studios. They've also locked down quite a weird assembly of voice talent with Sylvester Stallone, Ian McKellen and Danny DeVito taking three pivotal roles in the film. So what's this about? Read on! Here's the teaser poster for Animal Crackers though no release date has been set yet: The plot is described as following a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Grading 15 Oscar Winners Who Went To Space on Screen

6 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Thanks to Christopher Nolan‘s new film, Interstellar, two Oscar winners are making the leap into space. Both Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are following their golden roles by tackling sci-fi. And they’re not the first A-List actors to dip their toes into the genre.

Many performers have taken the sci-fi jump, to varying degrees of success. For some, it’s a flat performance that gets lost in the stars, and for others, it’s brought on even more accolades. Because the world of sci-fi is so deep and so vast, we’re focusing on roles that involve some sort of space travel — whether it be to the Moon or through a wormhole. Find out how Ben Affleck, Jodie Foster, and other Oscar winners did at traveling through space.

Alec Guinness

Oscar-winning Role: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Space Age Role: Star Wars (1977)

As Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness became »

- Stacy Lambe

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'Interstellar' Review: Space Movie Could Have Been a Smoother Voyage

5 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Christopher Nolan's first film following the conclusion of his gargantuan "Batman" success is the space epic "Interstellar." A film that aims to be both profound and entertaining, it's a visually beautiful film that stumbles with its story, mixing melodrama with philosophy and physics in a heady brew that leaves a slightly bitter taste in your mouth.

I saw the trailer. This looks weird.

Well, it is weird to a certain extent. The film blends loads of traditional storylines -- an ecological apocalypse, the derring-do of a team of space-faring heroes, a precocious child that happens to be a genius, and so on.

The weird part comes when all of these disparate pieces are slammed together. Instead of coalescing into a tonally rich whole, they feel like disparate fragments, never coalescing into a singularity but instead floating about in a haphazard orbit.

Where does the idea come from?

Instead of our run-of-the-mill comic book movies, »

- Jason Gorber

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Michael Bay Will Not Be Returning To Direct Transformers 5

30 October 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Shortly after Transformers: Age of Extinction hit a worldwide gross of $1.1 Billion, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor director Michael Bay has just announced that he will not be returning to direct the fifth film in the well-known, yet not well-rated Transformers franchise, according to USA Today. While the director didn't say much about the departure, he did state that "There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make. I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles." So after seven years and four movies, it seems we'll be getting a new director for the franchise. Who do you want to see take on the robots in disguise? As always, drop a comment below and share your thoughts!   Transformers is an entertainment franchise produced by American Hasbro and Japanese Takara Tomy toy companies. Initially a line of transforming toys rebranded from »

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Michael Bay In Talks To Direct 13 Hours, About Benghazi Attacks

30 October 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is Michael Bay finally as tired of the Transformers as the rest of us? It appears that may be the case, with news that the blockbuster-skewing director is majorly switching gears and pushing to direct political thriller 13 Hours, about the 2012 attacks on an American compound in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Chuck Hogan, the bestselling author whose Prince of Thieves was adapted into The Town, wrote the script for 13 Hours, working from the book of the same name by Lost in Shangri-La author Mitchell Zuckoff. Erwin Stoff is producing for Paramount, which is ball-parking the budget at between $30 and $40 million.

13 Hours will focus on the six members of a security team who fought to defend the Americans stationed at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, which Islamic militants attacked on September 11th, 2012. The security team’s valiant efforts »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Gale Anne Hurd To Receive 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

29 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America made the announcement today.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed producers of Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning programs that shatter box office and ratings records.

Hurd worked on Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond The Stars and went on »

- Michelle McCue

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PGA Awards to honor ’Walking Dead,’ ‘Terminator’ producer Gale Anne Hurd

29 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s unclear who dubbed Gale Anne Hurd the “First Lady of Sci-Fi,” but it’s a title she owns with every fiber of her being. James Cameron's former confidante (and wife), Hurd started as an executive assistant to Roger Corman before producing such films as "The Terminator," "Aliens," "The Abyss," "Tremors," "The Relic," "Armageddon," Ang Lee's "Hulk," "and "Aeon Flux.” Today, she’s more popular ever, the matriarch and hype woman of the highest rated cable television show, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” For her undeniable contributions to the world of blockbuster cinema, the Producers Guild of America has announced that it will bestow Hurd with its highest honor. The PGA announced today that Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Previous winners include Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson, the producers behind the James Bond franchise, Working Title Films’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, »

- Matt Patches

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Gale Anne Hurd in PGA lifetime honour

29 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. 

The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24 2015 in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honour in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild Of America.”

Previous winners of the Selznick award include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and last year’s recipients Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd’s credits include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Armageddon, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd to Receive PGA Achievement Award

29 October 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Producer Gale Anne Hurd, known for her work on AMC's "The Walking Dead" and James Cameron films "Aliens," the "Terminator" series and "The Abyss," will receive the Producers Guild of America's 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. The prize will be presented to Hurd at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles. Hurd's production career launched when she produced and co-wrote Cameron's box office smash "The Terminator" in 1984. Other feature credits include commercially minded films "Armageddon," "Hulk" and "The Incredible Hulk," "Aeon Flux," "The Punisher" and the Oscar winner "The Ghost and the Darkness." Her executive-produced "Walking Dead" is among TV's most-watched scripted dramas. Named for the Academy Award-winning "Gone with the Wind" producer, the Achievement Award has previously gone to such »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Gale Anne Hurd Tapped for Producers Guild’s Selznick Award

29 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected Gale Anne Hurd to receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.

The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on  Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Previous winners include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and the most recent recipients Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd produced and co-wrote “The Terminator” three decades »

- Dave McNary

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The X Factor: What did the judges say on Movie Week?

25 October 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Week Three saw The X Factor contestants perform famous songs from the long and glorious history of the movies.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (October 25) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Jake Quickenden: 'She's Like The Wind' by Patrick Swayze (from Dirty Dancing)

Louis: "You probably should have spent more time in the studio than the gym."

Simon: "If you do last another week, and I think that's unlikely after that, you need to get better at singing. I'm disappointed for you."

2. Only The Young: 'Boom Clap' by Charli Xcx (from The Fault In Our Stars)

Mel B: "I really really like that song. I thought you did a great job. I would have liked to have heard a few more harmonies, »

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The X Factor Live Show 3: Movies Week as it happened - live blog

25 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Two weeks ago, we said farewell to Blonde Electra and Overload Generation. Last weekend, Stephanie Nala and Chloe Jasmine bit the dust.

We're nearing November now, and remarkably we still have 12 acts left standing. Let's fix that, shall we?

Join Digital Spy tonight, as the remaining contestants belt out movie classics in a bid to impress the judges and, more importantly, the Great British public.

22:07Well, that's me done for tonight. Thanks for reading and commenting - hope you weren't sick of my moaning. See you around!

22:04Dermot confirms that OneRepublic and Ed Sheeran are performing live on the results show tomorrow.

22:03Not many standouts tonight sadly, but who's in danger? Things don't look good for Jake, and I think Paul isn't completely safe. Are people bored of Stevi yet?

22:02As the show recaps all of the performances and the numbers you can call, I'm giving »

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The X Factor Live Show 3: Movies Week - live blog

25 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Two weeks ago, we said farewell to Blonde Electra and Overload Generation. Last weekend, Stephanie Nala and Chloe Jasmine bit the dust.

We're nearing November now, and remarkably we still have 12 acts left standing. Let's fix that, shall we?

Join Digital Spy tonight, as the remaining contestants belt out movie classics in a bid to impress the judges and, more importantly, the Great British public.

22:07Well, that's me done for tonight. Thanks for reading and commenting - hope you weren't sick of my moaning. See you around!

22:04Dermot confirms that OneRepublic and Ed Sheeran are performing live on the results show tomorrow.

22:03Not many standouts tonight sadly, but who's in danger? Things don't look good for Jake, and I think Paul isn't completely safe. Are people bored of Stevi yet?

22:02As the show recaps all of the performances and the numbers you can call, I'm giving »

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The X Factor: Week 3's Movie Night song choices revealed

24 October 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

And The X Factor title goes to...

Nope, we've not got that far yet. Still another couple of months to go - but Saturday night is Movie Night on ITV's primetime reality TV juggernaut.

So dust off your gladrags, order in the popcorn and stop trying to work out which member of Stereo Kicks is which for a moment - because tomorrow night's song choices are in. There's power ballads aplenty, so expect more key changes than a Westlife album.

Which young hopeful will be hoping to meet the challenge of his rivals, who wants you to 'Listen' to them and which soloist has the unenviable task of singing a track originally performed by four artists? Find out below...

X Factor 2014 Movies Week: Original versions playlist

Boys

Jack Walton

'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor (from Rocky)

Andrea Faustini

'Listen' by Beyoncé (from Dreamgirls)

Jake Quickenden

'She's Like »

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