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Wamg Rides Shotgun With Dom And Team At Universal Studios’ Fast & Furious Supercharged

24 June 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Contributed by Melissa Thompson and Gary Salem

Wamg was among members of the media and invited guests to witness the Grand Opening of Fast and Furious Supercharged, the latest movie-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The presentation treated everyone to an extensive display of cars from the movies, a dance performance, speeches by top Universal execs and L.A.’s mayor, all topped off by an exciting assortment of live car stunts including a 90-foot jump through a billboard that caught us by surprise.

After the presentation concluded, we were lucky enough to go on a test-ride of the adrenalin-pumping, high-speed adventure with Dom, Hobbs and the rest of the Fast and Furious gang. Coming at the end of the famous Back-lot Tram Tour, Supercharged literally puts you smack dab in the middle of a high-flying, breakneck speed chase. The technology is pretty cool, in that with the giant 360-degree screen and 3D glasses, »

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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

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Round-Up: Sinister 2 Father’s Day Video, The Vatican Tapes Stills, The Gallows Clip, Psycho Beach Party

19 June 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gramercy Pictures has released a special Sinister 2 video message for all of the dads in the world. Also in this round-up: new stills from The Vatican Tapes, a second clip from The Gallows, and release details on the Psycho Beach Party Blu-ray.

Sinister 2: The malevolent entity known as Bughuul haunts a mother and her twin sons in Sinister 2, arriving in theaters on August 21st.

"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity."

Directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel) from a screenplay co-penned by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (the pair that scribed the original Sinister), Sinister 2 hits theaters on August 21st. »

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Nicolas Cage Stars In The Runner Trailer

17 June 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the brand new trailer for The Runner.

In the aftermath of the Bp oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.

Directed and written by Austin Stark, the film includes dynamic performances by Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Golden Globe and Emmy award nominee Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Golden Globe winner Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).

The Runner opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 7.

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First trailer for The Runner starring Nicolas Cage

17 June 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nicolas Cage is set to take on Big Oil this summer in first time director Austin Stark’s upcoming political drama The Runner , and you can watch the first trailer right here after the official synopsis…

In the aftermath of the Bp oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit. Directed and written by Austin Stark, the film includes dynamic performances by Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Golden Globe® and Emmy® award nominee Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Golden Globe® winner Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).

The Runner is set for release August 7th in the States, with a UK date yet to be announced.

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Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for Third Season

16 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime has officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season. Set to premiere in 2016, the nine-episode third season will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.

Press Release: "New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by  David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic,  Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.

John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented »

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

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Watch: First Promo for 'The Martian' Introduces the Ares 3 Crew

7 June 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Crew Fact: Huge fan of classic Kung Fu movies." 20th Century Fox has debuted a fantastic promo video for The Martian adapted from Andy Weir's novel, directed by Ridley Scott. The video is a viral promo for Nasa featuring astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who takes us on a tour of the Hermes spacecraft soon embarking on the Ares 3 mission to Mars. In the video we get to meet crew members: Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, Michael Peña as Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel, and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis. And finally, we get a few minutes with Matt Damon as Watney at the end. I can't wait to see a full trailer, but this is a perfect introduction for now. View below. The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, »

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Experience the first trailer and poster for the epic ‘Everest’

4 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there is ever a film to watch in IMAX, then it will be this one from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband). The movie is produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and it’s quite a departure from their usual output. In fact, there’s a ton of talent behind this epic film, the trailer for which, has just landed.

William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), wrote the screenplay for the film, which stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, and Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur also produce.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their »

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Watch The Intense First Trailer For Everest; International Trailer

4 June 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Everest is another beast altogether.”

Number of people to attempt to climb Mt. Everest: approximately 4,000. Number of people to successfully climb Mt. Everest: 660.

Number of people who have died trying to climb the tallest mountain in the world: 142.

Universal Pictures has released an epic, and I mean Epic, first trailer for their upcoming adventure film, Everest.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The movie stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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First Everest Poster Arrives; Trailer Debuts on Thursday

3 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hitting theaters on September 18, 2015, the teaser poster for Everest has come online.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.

Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest – in association »

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Composer Marc Streitenfeld Is Arduous In His Search for the Lost Chord

20 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Streitenfeld — the composer of “Prometheus,” “American Gangster” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” — can trace his musical roots back to a 19th-century troubadour whose family was executed after he wrote a song mocking the emperor of Germany.

“Which is funny, you know?” he says, laughing in his spacious, comfortable Venice, Calif., studio just days after completing the mix for the “Poltergeist” soundtrack. “That’s the only family musical connection I can find.”

It must have been enough.

The 40-year-old German native has joined the ranks of billion-dollar composers with five films for director Ridley Scott, including “Gangster” and “Prometheus,” and four more for other directors including “The Grey,” “Killing Them Softly” and “After the Fall.” He’s now scoring the series “Hand of God” for Amazon.

It seems like a meteoric rise, considering he’s only been composing for nine years. But this ex-guitarist has been working in various capacities in »

- Jon Burlingame

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Blu-Ray Review

18 May 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

People often talk about over-hyped and under-hyped films, and with good reason, but when a film strikes you as getting exactly the right amount of hype, it’s rare indeed. This is exactly where Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to fall. It’s a film that seems like it should have gotten more attention, especially considering the cast, and the fact that it was directed by Ridley Scott.

It turns out that the film, while actually quite good, delivers to precisely the level of interest the world seems to have dictated is its due.

A thematically unique spin on this, or any other, biblical telling, Exodus starts us off with Moses (Christian Bale) in the prime of his Egyptian Prince-ish-hood. He’s about to take care of some upstart tribe or other with his “brother” Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and a prophecy kicks off Ramses’ dislike of the man he has »

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One-Sheet/Trailer Debut For Demonic Possession Film, The Vatican Tapes

15 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Having made his mark as one part of the Neveldine/Taylor filmmaking duo (co-directors of Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance), Mark Neveldine’s first solo effort, the Michael Peña-led good vs. evil film The Vatican Tapes, is set to possess horror audiences when it hits theaters this July 24th, via Pantelion Films. The official one sheet and trailer for the demonic horror film has made its way online, and judging from the trailer, it looks like Neveldine is applying the same breakneck speed, frantic pacing that he and Taylor have become quite well known for executing in their films. I’m curious to see how he does as a solo director, and this could very well be quite the entertaining possession flick.

The Vatican Tapes follows the ultimate battle between good and evil – God versus Satan. Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley) is an ordinary 27-year-old until »

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks Excellent as Crusoe-ish Hero in Pop-Existential Drama

13 May 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Cast Away' Movie with Tom Hanks stranded on a deserted island 'Cast Away' Movie review: Tom Hanks excellent in high-concept Hollywood flick disguised as existential adventure drama Most people will see Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away as a celebration of the Triumph of the Human Spirit. A minority, myself included, will prefer the more mundane explanation that the film merely depicts a man following his survival instincts, which propel him – like any other animal, from cockroaches to crocodiles – to fight to remain alive almost against his will. Whichever way one chooses to view the survival of Tom Hanks' Federal Express engineer Chuck Noland (No-land, get it?) after being stranded for years on a deserted island (mostly shot in Monuriki, Fiji), Cast Away is little more than an elaborate, populist star vehicle disguised as an existential The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe-esque drama. A volleyball named Wilson The story of a »

- Andre Soares

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Lionsgate acquires 'Genius,' quietly amasses intriguing awards slate

13 May 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Another pick-up at the Cannes Film Festival for Lionsgate this morning was Michael Grandage's "Genius," which feels like awards bait given the subject matter and the talent involved. The film tells the story of Scribner book editor Max Perkins, who oversaw works by legends like Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald in his time. The script, based on the book by A. Scott Berg, was written by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan ("Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Hugo"). Colin Firth stars in the film as Perkins and there's a roll call of stars playing those top literary names. Jude Law is in as Wolfe, Guy Pearce is Fitzgerald and Dominic West is Hemingway. Nicole Kidman also stars as costume designer Aline Bernstein, who had a four-year relationship with Wolfe and possessed some of his unpublished manuscripts at the time of his death. Laura Linney, meanwhile, plays Perkins' wife, Louise Saunders. »

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Ridley Scott’s Costume Designer Janty Yates On Exodus

5 May 2015 6:17 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Ridley Scott’s Exodus is out now on DVD, Digital HD and Blu-ray, so I had a chat with the film’s costume designer, the exceedingly talented, effortlessly charming Janty Yates, about on working on this film, and with Ridley Scott in general. We touched a little on their upcoming sci-fi film The Martian and unmade would-be classic Tripoli too.

Brendon: Does Ridley bring a lot of the first ideas to the table or does he expect you to set the agenda first of all as you start each project?

Janty: Usually, I get the script quite early then spend three to four weeks doing really serious research. Then I present Ridley with a show and tell, and that’s when he mentions, for example, that I’ll need to come up with a new armour for the Hittites. That’s what happened this time. We get an awful lot »

- Brendon Connelly

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John Logan on 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2, Keeping Secrets from Actors and Why James Bond Shouldn't Come to TV

3 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Logan has done it all. The three-time Oscar nominee has written intimate dramas ("The Aviator," "Coriolanus"), musicals ("Sweeney Todd"), historical epics ("Gladiator," "The Last Samurai"), animated films ("Rango") and giant blockbusters ("Skyfall" and its upcoming sequel, "Spectre"). He even started off writing TV movies before transitioning to his first TV series just last year, with Showtime's horror hit "Penny Dreadful."  It's this story he likes most of all: Literary characters abound in his monster mash with equal doses of drama and scares. Logan planned out the first three seasons before committing to the series, but he's thinking ahead even further, now that he's in it. Below, Logan talks about learning to become a better showrunner, whether he thinks there's a stigma associated with horror at award shows and why James Bond belongs on film — not TV. Read More: 7 Things »

- Ben Travers

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John Logan on 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2, Keeping Secrets from Actors and Why James Bond Shouldn't Come to TV

3 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Logan has done it all. The three-time Oscar nominee has written intimate dramas ("The Aviator," "Coriolanus"), musicals ("Sweeney Todd"), historical epics ("Gladiator," "The Last Samurai"), animated films ("Rango") and giant blockbusters ("Skyfall" and its upcoming sequel, "Spectre"). He even started off writing TV movies before transitioning to his first TV series just last year, with Showtime's horror hit "Penny Dreadful."  It's this story he likes most of all: Literary characters abound in his monster mash with equal doses of drama and scares. Logan planned out the first three seasons before committing to the series, but he's thinking ahead even further, now that he's in it. Below, Logan talks about learning to become a better showrunner, whether he thinks there's a stigma associated with horror at award shows and why James Bond belongs on film — not TV. Read More: 7 Things...

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- Ben Travers

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