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Sean Bean’s Drone Opens In Theaters Memorial Day Weekend

17 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

No doubt that Sean Bean, depending on your age, will be long remembered for his roles as British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe series of TV films, Sean Miller in Patriot Games and Boromir, Son of Gondor, in 2001’s Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. His dying line to Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), “I would have followed you, my brother… my captain… my king,” has become one of the most quotable lines and one of the best death scenes in movie history.

A Yorkshire, UK native, Sean Bean’s screen credits, both on TV and in movies, are countless.

Opening in theaters Memorial Day weekend is the upcoming thriller Drone, starring Bean and Mary McCormack.

Check out the trailer now.

Drone pilot and family man Neil (Sean Bean) has spent his career conducting deadly, covert missions overseas all from the comfort of his suburban hometown. »

- Michelle Hannett

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Cannes at 70: The Five Key Years That Changed the Festival Forever

16 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Every Cannes Film Festival is important, but only a handful of the editions have been game-changers. As the festival celebrates its 70th birthday, here are five events that altered the DNA of Cannes, shaping the fest into the global powerhouse that it is today.

The First Festival, 1946

French minister for education and fine arts Jean Zay wanted an international event for France to rival the Venice Film Festival, which had begun in 1932. Several French cities wanted to host; Cannes was selected over Biarritz because it had better hotels. Variety reported in June 1939 that a Cannes festival was planned for September, under the presidency of Louis Lumiere; however, WWII put a freeze on any European festivities.

Cannes finally debuted in September 1946. Variety arranged for coverage, including a special report from Margaret Herrick, the executive secretary of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Herrick marveled at the speed of travel: It »

- Tim Gray

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Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Neill join 'The Guinea Pig Club'

11 May 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Radiant Films International to launch sales in Cannes.

Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine, and Sam Neill will star in the historical drama The Guinea Pig Club, which Radiant Films International will introduce to Cannes buyers.

Roger Donaldson is in final negotiations to direct the historical action drama written by Mike Riddell.

The Guinea Pig Club tells the true story of New Zealand surgeon Archie McIndoe who defied the British establishment at the height of the Second World War with his radical treamtment of Battle Of Britain pilots who suffered serious burns.

New Zealand-based Tim Sanders, who produced The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, is producing for Field Theory and industry veteran Penny Wolf serves as executive producer. Production is earmarked for an early 2018 shoot in New Zealand.

Radiant Films International will handle worldwide rights excluding Australia and New Zealand.

“The Guinea Pig Club is an uplifting and heroic story, coupled with moments »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Neill to Star in 'The Guinea Pig Club'

11 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine and Sam Neill will star in historical action-drama The Guinea Pig Club.

Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job) will direct the film from a script by Mike Riddell (The Insatiable Moon).

Tim Sanders (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Whale Rider) is producing for Field Theory and film executive Penny Wolf is executive producer. The film is scheduled to shoot in New Zealand in early 2018.

Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International will handle worldwide rights excluding Australia and New Zealand and will launch sales in Cannes.

The Guinea Pig Club tells the »

- Rebecca Ford

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The Dark Tower: Trailer Analysis

4 May 2017 11:05 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

Stephen King fans were a buzz earlier this week when the long awaited trailer for The Dark Tower debuted online. Starring Idris Elba as Roland The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, the story is a sort of sequel, sort of reinvention of the classic book series from Stephen King. Young Jake Chambers discovers another dimension called Mid-World. Discovering an evil force is intent on destroying The Dark Tower, Jake relies upon Roland Deschain, the last of a mystical brand of knights called Gunslingers, to help stop The Man in Black before all of reality is destroyed.

The opening of the trailer was a fun throwback to the third novel, The Waste Lands. Jake Chambers is having visions of an other worldly place. His shrink tells him what he saw was simply a dream and to ignore the whole thing. »

- Tim Jousma

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'McKellen: Playing The Part' gets sales deal, first clip released

28 April 2017 3:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.

London-based sales and production outfit Independent has boarded feature documentary McKellen: Playing The Part and will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes.

Watch an exclusive first clip below, or click here to watch on mobile.

Joe Stephenson (Chicken) is directing the feature about the life of revered English actor Ian McKellen, whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and has seen him Oscar nominated for roles in Gods And Monsters and The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.

The film, which is based around an exclusive 14-hour interview with McKellen, will also feature archive material of the actor’s early work, and never-before-seen photography from McKellen’s private collection.

English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel has written music for the film, which also features the likes of Luke Evans, Frances Barber, Adam Brown, Scott Chambers, Milo Parker and [link »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Mortal Engines Reunites Hugo Weaving with Peter Jackson

12 April 2017 5:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After starring in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies for Peter Jackson, Hugo Weaving is reuniting with the filmmaker once again. The actor has signed on to star in Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital's highly-anticipated adaptation of Mortal Engines, joining a cast that includes Robbie Sheehan, Rohan Raftery, Hera Hilmar and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson is only writing and producing this adaptation though, with his longtime visual effects collaborator Christian Rivers set to make his feature directorial debut.

Variety broke the news on this casting earlier today, although there was no word on who the actor is playing. Subsequent reports have revealed that Hugo Weaving is playing Valentine, which is likely the Thaddeus Valentine character from the original Philip Reeve novels. In the books, Thaddeus Valentine is a Historian, who, in serves this post-apocalyptic world by collecting and preserving artifacts, which most often can be incredibly dangerous. »

- MovieWeb

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David Bowie and the Indestructible Metaphors of Mirror Scenes

11 April 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A video essay examines our most private moments.

Strap on your thinking caps for this one, film fans, because it’s a doozy.

According to director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don’t Look Now, The Witches), mirrors are cinema in all its glory and in fact the essence of the medium. See, mirrors are the only time we truly look at ourselves; photographs of us are from other perspectives, for other people or posterity, and as such we don’t show our real faces in them, we show projections of who we think we should be or how we think we should feel in a certain situation. But the mirror isn’t public, it’s private, it is us alone with ourselves and thus the way we look into mirrors, into ourselves, is different from every other face we show the world.

The mirror is an eye, Roeg »

- H. Perry Horton

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Newswire: Ian McKellen turned down a chance to play Dumbledore

4 April 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ian McKellen is well known for playing one of literature’s most famous wizards in the Lord Of The Rings movies, but he recently revealed on BBC’s HardTalk that he actually had an opportunity a few years ago to play a different famous wizard in the Harry Potter movies. This goes back to 2002, when original Dumbledore actor Richard Harris died. Scrambling to find another person who could believably portray an elderly Englishman with magic powers, the studio apparently turned to McKellen—who had appeared in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring about a year prior. McKellen refused to take on the role, though, but it actually has nothing to do with him not wanting to suddenly be typecast as a guy who only plays elderly Englishmen with magic powers.

As it turns out, Harris had been kind of a jerk to McKellen in the past, referring ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Why Ian McKellen Didn't Want to Play Dumbledore in Harry Potter

4 April 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While most fans of the Harry Potter movie franchise would associate the actor Michael Gambon with the iconic headmaster Albus Dumbledore, famed British actor Richard Harris originated the role. He appeared in the first two movies, 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, before passing away in the fall of 2002, just weeks before Chamber of Secrets hit theaters. While Michael Gambon took over the role for the next six movies, another iconic big screen wizard could have played the role, Ian McKellen. The actor revealed during a BBC HardTalk interview that he was approached to take over for Richard Harris, but there was a very good reason why he didn't do so.

During his appearance on HardTalk, which recently surfaced on YouTube, interviewer Stephen Sackur mentioned that there was a time where Richard Harris himself criticized fellow British actors Ian McKellen, »

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Ian McKellen Will Return as Gandalf in London Stage Show

22 March 2017 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It turns out Ian McKellen isn't quite done with Gandalf the Grey just yet! The legendary actor will be portraying the famed wizard once more this summer, but not in a movie. This time around he will be playing Gandalf, along with some of his other characters from his long career, in a stage show for a limited run in London.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 77-year-old actor will be playing Gandalf once more in a one-man show called Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You. The show is said to feature the actor taking a look at his five-decade career by revisiting certain characters and moments from movies and plays he has appeared in. He will also be discussing his work with other actors and directors and, perhaps most exciting, audience members will get the opportunity to ask questions and participate onstage. Here is what Ian McKellen had to say about »

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Emilia Clarke Haunted By the ‘Voice From the Stone’ (Trailer)

14 March 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Momentum Pictures just released the trailer from their upcoming thriller Voice From the Stone, which will be released in select theaters and On Demand/Digital HD on April 28, 2017. Voice From the Stone stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”, Terminator Genisys) and Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), who hear voices coming from the stone. Is […] »

- Brad Miska

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'Hacksaw Ridge' nabs two gongs at surreal 2017 Oscars

27 February 2017 2:48 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Luke Bracey and Mel Gibson on the Bringelly set of 'Hacksaw Ridge'. (Photo credit: Mark Rogers)

This year's Oscars ceremony went off alright, but not without a hitch (or two).

During the In Memoriam section, a photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman (Love Serenade, Lantana, The Babadook) was shown next to the name of late costume designer Janet Patterson, with whom Chapman worked on several Jane Campion films including The Piano, Bright Star and Holy Smoke..

Patterson died in October last year. Her final film was Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts..

.I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson," the still-very-much-breathing Chapman told Variety..

"I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered. »

- Harry Windsor

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Oscars: How Well Do the Cinema Audio Society Awards Predict the Best Sound Mixing Winner?

21 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

La La Land recently took home the top honors at the Cinema Audio Society Awards — but does that mean the best sound mixing Oscar is in the bag? After all, shouldn’t the folks who know make their career in sound mixing be the best ones to determine which film should ultimately go on to win at the subsequent Academy Awards? You might think so, but here’s a dive into why that’s not necessarily so.

The films nominated alongside Damien Chazelle’s modern musical in the best sound mixing category include Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Upon first look, you might recognize that La La Land doesn’t exactly fit in with these other films, as most of them are in the war genre. Hacksaw Ridge is set during World War II, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Oscars: Editor John Gilbert Wins First Oscar for 'Hacksaw Ridge'

21 February 2017 10:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Editor John Gilbert won his first Academy Award on Sunday for Hacksaw Ridge.

He had been nominated once previously, for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

“Working with Mel, I didn’t really know what to expect. The public persona of someone is almost never true. He’s a very warm guy," Gilbert said backstage of Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson. "I felt pressure to make sure it was good. He’s a practical joker. I loved working with him."

He also reported,  <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Global Talent Expand Their Oscar Horizons

15 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscar nominees are reflective of worldwide talent, many of whom were born outside of America. So while diversity in gender and color in awards season is still playing catch-up, diversity in foreign actors, writers, producers, and other moviemaking essentials is here to stay.

Oscar nominee “Lion’s” international pedigree cannot be argued with, taking noms for best picture (Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Angie Fielder), supporting actor (Dev Patel), supporting actress (Nicole Kidman), adapted screenplay (Luke Davies), cinematography (Greig Fraser), and original score (Hauschka).

“As producers we’re deeply committed to telling diverse stories like ‘Lion’ because cinema should reflect the world we live in,” Canning says. “We put together an incredibly talented group of actors and crew who were all hugely passionate about bringing Saroo [Brierley]’s story to life in India and Tasmania.”

Sherman, Canning’s partner at See-Saw Films, says: “The exciting thing about ‘Lion »

- Nick Clement

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Witness the Evolution of Cinematography with Compilation of Oscar Winners

6 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards

Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »

- Jordan Raup

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Today in Movie Culture: Every Repeated Day in 'Groundhog Day' At Once, 'Lord of the Rings' Reunion and More

1 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Scenes Comparison of the Day: Groundhog Day is tomorrow, so here's all the repeated scenes in Groundhog Day played side by side:   Cast Reunion of the Day: Actors from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, including Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood not only recently reunited for the film's 15th anniversary but they also reenacted the cave troll battle scene (via Geek Tyrant):   Lotr Reunion??????????????????#orlandobloom #viggomortensen #dominicmonaghan #elijahwood #billyboyd #fellowshipofthering #lordoftherings A video posted by OrlandoBloomCN (@orlandobloomcn) on Jan 30, 2017 at 9:56pm...

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Stars Reunite, Reenact Battle Scene With Silverware

1 February 2017 10:24 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s enough to make “Lord of the Rings” fans lose their minds. Alumni of the “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” reunited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the film that kicked off Peter Jackson’s hit trilogy. And five actors who played members of the famed Fellowship had a lot fun with their reunion, reenacting the first big battle scene… with silverware. Also Read: 'Lord of the Rings' 15th Anniversary: 15 Facts About 'Fellowship of the Ring' (Photos) Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry, posted pics on Twitter of him meeting up with Billy Boyd, a.k. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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The Fellowhip of the Ring is (partially) reunited in epic photos

1 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, and if that’s not enough to make you feel like an old geezer then certainly a picture of some members of the Fellowship reenacting a scene only days ago certainly will.  Well, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen did just that in some photos posted by Monaghan, and I just... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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