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Keanu Reeves To Front New TV Show ‘Rain’

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Once upon a time television was seen as the rejected cousin of film. Budgets were small and should a movie star appear in a show they were pretty much acknowledging that their film career was over. For want of a better way to explain it television was where movie stars went to retire. Thankfully now though everything has changed and the ‘small’ screen is well and truly fighting the big screen.

You only have to look at the popularity of shows such as Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, 24, Arrow and Breaking Bad to see this. Budgets have clearly gotten bigger and all genres are covered these days; action, horror, science fiction, crime thrillers, super heroes, you name it television has it. Due to how successful television has become there is no longer that stigma for actors starring in them, in fact appearing in shows can actually boost their movie careers and profile. »

- Kat Smith

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Looking back at Johnny Mnemonic

14 August 2014 3:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One of the few big-screen adaptations of William Gibson's sci-fi, Johnny Mnemonic was largely ignored at the box-office. Kyle looks back...

By the time Johnny Mnemonic was released in 1995, screenwriter William Gibson had been writing innovative science fiction for almost 20 years. Since his first short story – the brilliant Fragments Of A Hologram Rose – was published back in 1977, Gibson had been making serious waves in the sci-fi community. He's perhaps most well-known for his game-changing 1984 novel, Neuromancer, a dark neo-noir filled with console-cowboys, sentient AIs and virtual reality – all common elements now, but Gibson's work still stands as a milestone in sci-fi literature. Gibson created the term 'cyberspace' and is seen as one of the forefathers of cyberpunk.

It's weird, then, that his novels and stories never translated to the silver screen before the mid-90s. Gibson himself had taken a pass at Alien 3 (though most of his ideas were quickly disposed of, »

- ryanlambie

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Thn’s Top 10 Utopia & Dystopia Movies

11 August 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Congress, coming to cinemas August 15th, tells a postmodern story of Robin Wright, struggling as her acting career begins to decline. For a hefty sum of money, Wright agrees to sell her ‘digital image’ to Miramount studios and never act again. The studio uses a computer generated version of her to turn her into whatever they want, be that a cartoon character, an action hero or more.

It sounds good, doesn’t it, being able to become something else; to travel to another world and be an entirely ‘new’ person. And yet, there is something troubling about being a changeable product; to have a personal image controlled by a faceless studio. This film explores that tension, between a utopian idea and a dystopia result. A great concept but a disturbing outcome.

In anticipation of Ari Folman’s thought-provoking new release, we count down – in no particular order – the top »

- Jonathan Keeley

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Joel Silver Production Financing Sparks Fight Over Fees

6 August 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two finance companies are now in court over fees related to the financing of production companies belonging to Joel Silver. According to a fraud lawsuit filed on Monday in New Jersey federal court, Silver, the producer of such hits as Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix, was in the market for financing. The lawsuit doesn't say when this occurred, but does say that he entered into an agreement with The Watley Group, a restructuring and reorganization firm owned by A. John A. Bryan, Jr. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Alliance Capital Corp., which says it had its own

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- Eriq Gardner

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Why I'd like to be Keanu Reeves in Speed

27 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He began the 90s with Bill and Ted's silliness and ended them with The Matrix's existential angst, but in between came Keanu Reeves's greatest role as Jack Traven, a taciturn, tough-guy cop who oozed charisma. Getting the job done never looked so cool

Why I'd like to be Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous

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Why I'd like to be Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction Continue reading »

- Alex Hess

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Comic-Con: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' Debuts First Trailer!

26 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is closing out their massive, two-hour Hall H panel with the highly-anticipated The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert took to the stage as the surprise moderator for this panel, dressed in his Laketown costume from his cameo appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson was joined on stage by director Peter Jackson and cast members Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Benedict Cumberbatch (voice of the dragon Smaug), Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman), Lee Pace (Thranduil), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Graham McTavish (Dwalin) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas).

At the end of the Q&A discussion, they released the brand new trailer, which you can take a look at below, along with some of the photos from the panel, via Warner Bros.' official , then read on for more details.

Who's moderating @TheHobbitMovie panel? @StephenAtHome in his Lake-town costume! #SDCCpic.twitter. »

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Movie Hacks

23 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

No, not your favourite internet journalist hacks! The other ones that you hate!  Norton have just released the Hitchhikers Guide To Hacking, featuring an epic infographic about the world of hacking and of course Hollywood’s long time obsession with the culture. From Wargames back in 1983 starring Matthew Broderick. The film featured a young hacker who almost inadvertently causes World War III when he taps into a military supercomputer. So the film required a stretch of the imagination, but it was a critical and commercial success, brought attention to the hacking phenomenon and even coined the phrase ‘firewall’. Even Keanu Reeves got into it in 1999 with The Matrix as the world was hyperventilating with excitement over the turn of the century, whilst the threat of the Y2K problem loomed. Hacking was cooler and sexier than ever. With names like Neo and Trinity, the characters wore black trench coats and »

- (Vic Barry)

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'Lucy' (2014) Movie Review

23 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you're hung up on the fact Lucy perpetuates the myth humans only use 10% of their brain then I don't know why you're reading this review. However, if you thought Transcendence was a talky bore and wish there had been more action and less jibber-jabber then you might want to stick around since the two films essentially approach the idea of the singularity, but get there using dramatically different means. Directed by Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element), Lucy tells the story of the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson with all the wooden acuity of Keanu Reeves, as she is forced into serving as a drug mule, carrying a package of a new drug next to her intestines. Unfortunately for her, when she's kicked in the stomach a small amount of the drug leaks into her system, giving her abilities beyond that of a "normal" human being and »

- Brad Brevet

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Touring the Movies that Influenced 'The Matrix'

22 July 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

You could do something similar to what editor Robert Grigsby Wilson has done here taking a look at Lana and Andy Wachowski's The Matrix and pointing out all the moments in the film influenced by, or paying homage to, other films, but it is nonetheless fascinating to take such a trip through film and in this case several martial arts features, anime and even a speech from Philip K. Dick. I've included the list of films just below the video, give it a look and enjoy. 0:27 - Fist of Legend (1994) 0:38 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993) 0:44 - Fist of Legend (1994) 0:48 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993) 0:53 - Drunken Master (1978) 1:02 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:09 - The Killer (1989) 1:19 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:21 - Iron Monkey (1993) 1:31 - Once Upon A Time In China (1991) 1:36 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:41 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons »

- Brad Brevet

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Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

15 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As Flora Poste, she's unfazed by all manner of bucolic tribulation and, drawing on her 'higher common sense', she simply sorts it all out. Who wouldn't want to be so perfectly phlegmatic?

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be ... Julian Sands in A Room With a View

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix

Procrastination isn't my bag. I hanker after swift decisions, clear direction and a strong dose of gumption. So perhaps it's not surprising that up there on my movie pedestal are a collection of characters that cut to the chase. That two of these are essentially homicidal maniacs is, I assure you, simply an unfortunate coincidence and obviously not a characteristic to be admired. But their glorious efficiency most certainly is.

My first encounter with the brutal resourcefulness of Louis Mazzini, played »

- Nicola Davis

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Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

15 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Flora Poste, she's unfazed by all manner of bucolic tribulation and, drawing on her 'higher common sense', she simply sorts it all out. Who wouldn't want to be so perfectly phlegmatic?

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be ... Julian Sands in A Room With a View

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix Continue reading »

- Nicola Davis

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Why I'd like to be Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

14 July 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The tight jeans, the Nike trainers, the skateboard, the appealing vulnerability there was no one cooler than Marty McFly in the time-travelling masterpiece. Edward Tew is still living the 80s dream

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix

Why I'd like to be Jeff Anderson from Clerks Continue reading »

- Edward Tew

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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black’s Cop Drama ‘Nice Guys’

10 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board police drama “The Nice Guys” with “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black helming.

Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.

The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.

The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:

“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »

- Dave McNary

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Casting Net: Rachel Weisz may join Michael Fassbender in period drama

10 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) may join Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) in Dreamworks’ The Light Between Oceans based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is directing the film about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise 2-month-old baby after finding it in a rowboat next to a dead body. [The Wrap]

• Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson will star in Forever, Interrupted, another book-to-film adaptation. The debut novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of a young woman who forms a relationship with the mother she never knew after her whirlwind marriage is cut short. »

- Jake Perlman

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Alec Baldwin in talks to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5

10 July 2014 12:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, Blue Jasmine) is in talks to join Mission: Impossible 5. His mission, if he chooses to accept it, is to play a high-ranking CIA officer to oversee Tom Cruise’s division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal, The Matrix) in Mission: Impossible III

All other details about the film have been kept under wraps, though we should likely hear more news soon as it begins production in August for a December 25, 2015 release date. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), the film stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Furguson (The White Queen), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), Simon Pegg (The World’s End) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction).

We’ll have more news about Mission: Impossible 5 as it develops.

The post Alec Baldwin in talks to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- James Garcia

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Anthony Anderson talks working with Morpheus -- er, Laurence Fishburne -- in 'Blackish'

7 July 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The captain of The Matrix’s Nebuchadnezzar hovercraft is great at fighting in slo-mo and giving exposition. But is he funny? The answer’s a definite “yes”—at least, according to Anthony Anderson, who stars with Laurence Fishburne (a.k.a. Morpheus) in the upcoming sitcom Blackish. “Laurence started out on Pee Wee’s Playhouse back in the day,” the actor told Essence magazine at this past weekend’s Essence Fest. “People forget about his sense of humor and his comedic timing and abilities.”

Click below for more on Anderson and Fishburne’s latest project, which premieres this fall on »

- Hillary Busis

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10 Movies That Made You Question Life Itself

6 July 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Focus Features

In an ideal world, all movies ought to make us ponder the more important questions in life, such as: why we are here? What’s it all about? Does God exist? And just what the hell is going on with Keanu Reeves’ acting?

These, and many other questions, must surely have been asked by countless viewers over the years, as they try to make sense of mind-bending hits like The Matrix, Inception and Donnie Darko.

Yet life’s very deepest questions can also be levelled at some of the more straightforward movies to have graced our screens in recent years, too. Viewers could hardly be blamed for questioning the existence of a God who would allow not just one but four Transformers movies to be green lit. But their success is proof, if proof were needed, that one man’s existential nightmare is another man’s adrenaline-filled bounty. »

- Keith Tomlinson

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9 Iconic Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

5 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | | See recent newser news »

John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Difficult to envision, but it could have happened: Travolta turned down the role before Tom Hanks ended up with it, according to Hln 's list of 18 iconic roles that almost went to different actors. More: Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix , and Keanu Reeves got the part. Ralph Macchio , aka the Karate Kid, turned down the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future , and Michael J. Fox ended up with it. Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice of director Jonathan Demme to play Clarice Starling in The »

- Evann Gastaldo

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July 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cannibal Holocaust, Afflicted

30 June 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To kick off the month of July, there are a ton of genre Blu-ray and DVD releases coming out that should get you through the long holiday weekend if barbecues and fireworks aren’t necessarily your thing.

Not only will Cannibal Holocaust finally be getting its due in high definition this week, but Scream Factory is also bringing us The Final Terror and Sony is releasing the stellar indie horror flick Afflicted to DVD and Blu-ray as well. And if you’re a horror geek who can’t get enough of Echo Bridges’ multi-title releases, well then you’ll want to check out a few more of their collections which will be arriving this week too. Also, for those of you Twilight Zone fans out there, Image Entertainment has put together a great collection of the series’ most beloved episodes for you to enjoy in honor of the upcoming 55th anniversary of the show. »

- Heather Wixson

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Alternate 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer Confirms New Release Date

27 June 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just three weeks after Warner Bros. pushed the sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending from its July 18 slot to February 6, 2015, Warner Bros. has debuted an alternate trailer that reflects the new release date. Channing Tatum stars as an intergalactic bounty hunter named Caine, who is tasked with saving a young woman on Earth named Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who has no idea that her genetic signature could alter the fate of the entire universe. Take a look at the latest footage from directors' Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski's thrill ride that will take you to new universes and beyond, with co-stars Douglas Booth, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne.

Channing Tatum Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, »

- MovieWeb

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