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Mendes: bringing Bond out of the bubble

10 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sam Mendes, speaking at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night, spoke about how the spirit of the London Olympics influenced the pro-British enthusiasm in the last James Bond film, Skyfall.

Mendes says he remembers thinking “I think this might be okay,” during the 2012 Olympics as he was editing Skyfall.

He recalls watching Mo Farah’s race with his son and father and being inspired by “80,000 people cheering for the same guy.” “There was a feeling around London and England that changed the way I cut the movie,” he says, “It fed into it in an interesting way.”

He says following up on Skyfall’s huge success “is a big challenge for me… I am just hammering it [the script] out now. It’s gruelling but it’s fun.”

After doing Skyfall, which was hailed as a more modern approach to Bond, he knew he wanted to do a follow-up film. “We had taken »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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TV News: Anarchy, Walking, Freak, Gotham

9 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sons of Anarchy

Courtney Love is set to guest star on the upcoming seventh and final season of FX's biker drama "Sons of Anarchy". Love will play a pre-school teacher in the show.

She's not the only musician onboard though as Marilyn Manson is slated to make a short appearance in an episode of the show when it returns this Fall. The first "Ghost Rider"-esque teaser trailer for the new season can be seen below. [Source: Smh]

The Walking Dead

AMC's "The Walking Dead" has never really shied away from gore or violence. With the filming on the fifth season premiere underway, actress Lauren Cohan (Maggie) reveals that the episode might push even the show's nasty standards.

Cohen tells Moviepilot that: "This episode is so disturbing. Some of the the stuff they shot yesterday, I don’t know if it'll make it to TV."

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games, »

- Garth Franklin

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Wes Bentley Joins The Freak Show On American Horror Story

8 July 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

FX’s hit anthology series American Horror Story is gearing up for another season and has just added Wes Bentley (Hunger Games, American Beauty) to the cast in a guest starring role.

Bentley will appear in a two-part Halloween episode tentatively scheduled to air in late October (21 and 28). He will be playing a character named Eddie, who, according to TV Line, is “a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.”

The fourth instalment of American Horror Story is titled Freak Show and will center around the last freak show in America (Jupiter, Florida to be exact) circa 1952. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Emma Roberts will be returning along with Bates and newcomer Michael Chiklis.

Chiklis will be appearing as the hot headed husband of Bassett’s character, who also happens to be the ex-husband of Bates’ character. It looks like »

- Lindsay Sperling

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‘Hunger Games’ Actor Wes Bentley Joins ‘American Horror Story: Freakshow’

8 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

American Beauty” and “The Hunger Games” actor Wes Bentley will be showing off his dark side.

Bentley is joining “American Horror Story’s” next season “Freakshow,” Variety has confirmed. He will play Eddie, a tormentor from Kathy Bates’ character’s past who is seeking revenge, and appear in the Halloween two-part episode.

The newcomer to the FX drama played Seneca Crane in “The Hunger Games.” He’s already worked with “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy on the HBO pilot “Open.”

American Horror Story” veterans Bates, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Angela Bassett are returning to the ’50s-set new season, which centers on the last freak show in America. It’s also been announced that Michael Chiklis is joining the cast for “Freakshow,” playing Bates’ character’s ex-husband, currently married to Bassett’s character.

The Halloween episodes are tentatively scheduled to air Oct. 21 and 28.

TVLine first reported the news. »

- Alex Stedman

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Wes Bentley to Guest Star on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

8 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" is adding yet another actor to its already-sprawling cast, with Wes Bentley set to join the ensemble for a two-episode arc.

TVLine reports that the "American Beauty" and "Hunger Games" star will appear on the series's two-part Halloween episode, and play a character named Eddie, described as "a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates' [character's] past who is hell-bent on revenge."

Bentley is just the latest big name to flock to the FX horror anthology series, and joins stars Bates, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Michael Chiklis in the latest chapter. "Freak Show" is set in 1952 at the last show of its kind in America, and will feature Paulson as conjoined twins and Chiklis as a strongman.

Bentley's episodes are tentatively scheduled to air on October 21 and 28. He'll next be seen on the big screen in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar. »

- Katie Roberts

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Wes Bentley joins 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

8 July 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Wes Bentley has gone from an American Beauty to an American Horror Story.

The Hunger Games actor will once again show off his dark side in the two-part Halloween episode of the upcoming season of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. EW has confirmed that Bentley will play Eddie, a shady figure from Kathy Bates’ character’s past seeking revenge. The project reunites Bentley with show cocreator Ryan Murphy after working together on the HBO pilot Open.

The FX anthology hit’s fourth season will center around on the last American freak show in 1950s Florida with returning stars to the series Jessica Lange, »

- Jake Perlman

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Wes Bentley Joins AHS: Freak Show as [Spoiler's] Tormentor

8 July 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Wes Bentley is getting his Freak on.

The American Beauty actor has landed an arc on American Horror Story: Freak Show, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.

The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. »

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Comic-Con 2014: Showtime's Hit Series Penny Dreadful to Headline Opening Day

8 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road). [Press Release] Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2014 – After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit Showtime drama series Penny Dreadful will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20 on the first day of the world-famous annual gathering in San Diego. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan, and will be moderated by Emmy® »

- Pietro Filipponi

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You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color

4 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.

For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.

The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):

1.) Mercedes Ruehl  as Anne Napolitano from The Fisher King (1991)

Won the Academy Award for »

- Frank Ochieng

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Amazon announces another pilot: 'Hysteria,' starring Mena Suvari

1 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

An American Beauty is coming to the small screen.

Weeks after revealing its plans to debut the Sarah Chalke comedy Really during its upcoming third pilot season, Amazon has announced another pilot: Hysteria, an hourlong dramatic thriller from singer-turned-tv-multihyphenate Shaun Cassidy starring Mena Suvari.

According to Amazon’s official description, “Hysteria takes viewers to Austin where members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms. Neurologist Logan Harlen (Suvari) is called back to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons (and the growing manipulation of »

- Hillary Busis

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Amazon Studios Adds Drama "Hysteria" to Its Third Pilot Season

1 July 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

Amazon today announced it has added the hour-long dramatic thriller Hysteria, from Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television Group, to its third pilot season, which will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty) as “Dr. Logan Harlen,” James McDaniel (Orange Is The New Black) as “Carl Sapsi,” Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) as “Ray Ratajeck,” Adan Canto (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as “Matt Sanchez,” Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace) as “Grace Pelayo” and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) as “Carter Harlen,” Hysteria follows a doctor (Suvari) who returns to her hometown of Austin, Texas to investigate a growing epidemic that appears to be spreading through social media. The show is written by Shaun Cassidy who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Adam Schroeder, Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bryan Zuriff, and Director Otto Bathurst. Customers will once again be invited »

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'The Leftovers' TV Book Club: What changed from page to screen

30 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Seen HBO’s The Leftovers, and want to chat about how it compares to Tom Perrotta’s original novel? You’re in luck—so do EW’s Hillary Busis and Neil Janowitz. Their spoiler-heavy conversation—filled with thoughts on bleakness, the new Kevin, and creepy bronze baby statues—is below.

Hillary: So you know that part in This Is Spinal Tap, where the guys in the band see the cover of their latest album for the first time? It’s just this shiny, blank, dark square, an empty void Nigel describes thusly: “There is something about this that’s so black. »

- EW staff

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Re-Viewed: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - A Misunderstood Masterpiece

28 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"Bob is real. He's been having me since I was 12... he says he wants to be in me or he'll kill me."

The piercing screams of Laura Palmer reverberate through Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, David Lynch's brutal 1992 movie prequel that followed the sadly short-lived television series. Slaughtered by critics, shunned by audiences and scrutinised by fans, it was effectively wrapped in plastic and left to drift away like Laura's corpse... until now.

The announcement that 90 minutes of previously unseen footage will soon be released, featuring many regular characters absent from the theatrical cut, has revived interest in this widely perceived artistic misfire from Lynch. Two decades on and free from the burden of expectation, it deserves to be viewed as the director's damn fine misunderstood masterpiece.

The movie prequel takes us back a year before the series, to the murder of Teresa Banks by 'Killer Bob'. Our »

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Wes Bentley And Jaimie Alexander To Star In Broken Vows

27 June 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actors Wes Bentley (Intersteller, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.

Written by James Agnew and Sean Keller (Rage), internationally award-winning commercial Belgium director Bram Coppens makes his directorial debut with this first feature film.

The movie is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth) and Larry Ladove (The Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as Executive Producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film. The film is slated to go into production in late June.

Broken Vows tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Alexander), instantly becoming infatuated with the beauty. But when Tara rejects Patrick, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage. Tara is forced to find the »

- Michelle McCue

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Jaimie Alexander and Wes Bentley Join Psychological Thriller 'Broken Vows'

26 June 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actors Wes Bentley (Interstellar, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.

Written by James Agnew and Sean Keller (Rage), internationally award-winning commercial Belgium director Bram Coppens makes his directorial debut with this first feature film. Broken Vows is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth) and Larry Ladove (Lee Daniels' the Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as Executive Producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film. The film is slated to go into production in late June.

Broken Vows tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Alexander), instantly becoming infatuated with the beauty. But when Tara rejects Patrick, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage. Tara is forced to »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Tom Hanks may be directed by Meg Ryan in WWII drama; Plus Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, more

26 June 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »

- Jake Perlman

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First Casting News for Psychological Thriller Broken Vows

26 June 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first word on a new psychological thriller landed in our inbox today, including who the primary cast members are, so if you're a fan of Wes Bentley and/or Jaimie Alexander, read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:

Actors Wes Bentley (Intersteller, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (pictured; London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.

The script was written by James Agnew and Sean Keller (Rage), and internationally award-winning commercial director Bram Coppens, who hails from Belgium, makes his directorial debut with this first feature film. Broken Vows is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth), and Larry Ladove (The Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as executive producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film, which is slated to go into production in late June.

Broken Vows »

- Debi Moore

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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