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Harvey Atkin Dead at 74: Roles Included Cagney & Lacey and Law & Order: Svu

Harvey Atkin Dead at 74: Roles Included Cagney & Lacey and Law & Order: Svu
Harvey Atkin, best known for his role as Desk Sgt. Ronald Coleman on the 80’s cop-drama Cagney and Lacey, has died in his hometown of Toronto. He was 74.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather, Harvey passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer,” Larry Goldhar, Atkin’s agent, said in a statement, our sister site Deadline reports.

Atkin, who is pictured at left in the above photo, had his breakout role in the 1979 cult-comedy Meatballs, as camp director Morty Melnick opposite Bill Murray. Following his seven-season run on Cagney and Lacey,
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Gkids Keeps Busy, Takes Rights to Marion Cotillard-Voiced 'April and the Extraordinary World'

Gkids Keeps Busy, Takes Rights to Marion Cotillard-Voiced 'April and the Extraordinary World'
Does Gkids have another Oscar contender on its hands? The American distributor behind 2015 animated Oscar nominees "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" and "Song of the Sea," has picked up Us rights to "April and the Extraordinary World." Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci (a storyboard artist on the original "The Adventures of Tintin"), "April" will screen in competition this month at the Annecy International Film Festival. Gkids plans an early 2016 release, Variety reports, in both French and English (as it did for Studio Ghibli-made "Kaguya"). This steampunk adventure follows a young girl on her journey to fulfill her destiny and comes from graphic novelist Jacques Tardi's tale of a dystopian world. Read More: Gkids on Taking Animated 'Song of the Sea' and 'Princess Kaguya' to Oscar Nom Success "April" begins in Paris 1941, where Napoleon V rules, there are two Eiffel towers and where...
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Video of the Day: Watch the first episode of Vincenzo Natali’s ‘Darknet’

Filmmaker Vincenzo Natali made a name for himself among genre fans with his debut feature Cube, making the transition from years of storyboard work on shows such as Beetlejuice and The Adventures of Tintin. Earlier this year, however, Natali made a move away from theatrical content, as his first feature since 2009′s Splice, titled Haunter, saw a release to On-Demand platforms concurrently with a limited run on the big screen. Now Natali has made a more concrete shift, with the tv series Darknet. Working with producer Steve Hoban, best known for Ginger Snaps, the first episode of the series has been released online ahead of the show’s premiere in January, and can be seen below.

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Butler, McConaughey, and Worthington Go on a Thunder Run

What do Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and Sam Worthington have in common? They’ve all signed on to star in the new Iraq War movie “Thunder Run” for director Simon West. The movie will be based on the non-fiction book by David Zucchino and Mark Bowden (of “Blackhawk Down” fame) called “Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad”. The story, of course, follows the U.S. tanks as they storm into Baghdad, blasting Saddamn’s army to Hell and back along the way. But don’t expect anything approaching the aforementioned “Blackhawk Down”. Instead, think more “Call of Duty”. As in, “Call of Duty” the game. Yeah. Apparently in lieu of live-action, “Thunder Run” will instead by an all-cg movie utilizing motion-capture performances ala “A Christmas Carol” or the recent “The Adventures of Tintin”. The idea? Get some of that “Call of Duty” gamer cash. Producer Brian Presley explains
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – review

Steven Spielberg might have thought he was on to a winner with Hergé's classic cartoon – but creepy animation and outraged purists suggest otherwise, writes Peter Bradshaw

It's the first rule of franchise film-making: make sure the fanboys are on board. Perhaps Steven Spielberg figured he had got this more or less covered for his glossy and weirdly formless new movie about the intrepid blond-quiffed boy reporter Tintin, crusty maritime pal Captain Haddock and feisty dog Snowy, based on the classic Hergé comic books created between 1929 and 1976.

Well, in the unlikely event that Spielberg anxiously monitors Britain's broadsheet press, he will have discovered that our fourth-estate Tintin fanboys are a formidable and articulate bunch, not easily brought into the tent. Don't try buying them off with a trip to Comic-Con. They've got a previous engagement. At Hay. I first became aware of this reading an elegant skewering by Anthony Lane
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Box office: 'The Adventures of Tintin' is off to a solid start in Europe

Box office: 'The Adventures of Tintin' is off to a solid start in Europe
Tintin and Snowy may not arrive Stateside until Dec. 21, but the sleuthing duo has also made quite an entrance in three European countries.

Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin debuted in first place in France, the United Kingdom, and Belgium on Wednesday, grossing $4.7 million, $3.5 million, and $240,000, respectively, according to Sony Pictures. The film’s first day in France puts it on track for the biggest opening in that country besides Avatar.

The 3-D performance-capture movie is expected to perform much better overseas than in the United States, where Hergé’s comic strips aren’t nearly as well known. As a result,
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The Adventures Of Tintin Review; An Outstanding Adventure For All Ages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It appears that, following his hugely underwhelming revisit of the Indiana Jones franchise, Steven Spielberg is keen to remind us that he hasn’t lost his firm grip on robust Hollywood filmmaking. With two features set for release within the next three months – the other being his much-anticipated War Horse adaptation – it’s relieving to report that the first, The Adventures of Tintin, sees the director back on strong form. Working from three of author Hergé’s Tintin stories, “The Crab with the Golden Claws”, “The Secret of the Unicorn” and “Red Rackham’s Treasure”, Spielberg has delivered a ludicrously entertaining adventure film which will entertain both fans of the source material as well as the uninitiated, no matter their age.

All begins innocently when intrepid Belgian reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) buys a model ship of the legendary navy vessel the Unicorn, but soon finds the
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Nanni Moretti at the 55th BFI London Film Festival

The lady from the BBC World Service was very persistent. Nanni Moretti had just spent more than an hour talking to us about his new film, We Have a Pope/Habemus Papam, and he was late for a Gala Screening. Now she wanted him to autograph her DVD of Dear Diary and a T-shirt for her daughter. I left before the weary-looking writer/director could be asked to inscribe his name on any of her body parts.

I knew that Moretti conducts his English-language interviews through a translator and that he likes to be very thorough. Most of his 20 films have a comic tone, but the man who has often been compared to Woody Allen takes his profession and his politics very seriously.

His latest film We Have a Pope is pure fiction, though some hard-liners seem to regard any attempt to make a film about the papacy as verging on heresy.
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Peter Jackson Says He'll Direct The Sequel To 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Right After 'The Hobbit'

Peter Jackson Says He'll Direct The Sequel To 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Right After 'The Hobbit'
Riding on a big wave of positive reviews, the Steven Spielberg-directed, Peter Jackson-produced "The Adventures Of Tintin" begins opening internationally tomorrow and Sony and Paramount will be watching the ticket sales closely. The motion-capture-fueled project was always planned as a trilogy, with plan being that Spielberg would direct the first film, Jackson the second film with the duties on the final installment still not quite mapped out. However, while audiences overseas are familiar with Hergé's animated hero, he's less well known stateside and it will take a strong…
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Unofficial Title Sequence for ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

Tintin fans are getting excited for the animated movie “The Adventures of Tintin.” James Curran of SlimJim Studios created an unofficial title sequence for the film. He used elements featured from each of the 24 Tintin books. The music is composed by Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak. Even one of Tintin’s writers took notice. “So @slimjimstudios does unofficial #Tintin titles vimeo.com/30402976, Spielberg sees ‘em, give him invite to prem & job on next movie…” tweeted Edgar Wright over the weekend. Well, Curran certainly gained a fan. The story is about Tintin, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. The animation voice cast includes Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Jumper”), Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” “The Prestige”), Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale,” “Munich”), Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), Nick Frost (“Paul,” “Pirate Radio”), Gad Elmaleh (“Priceless,
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Steven Spielberg Gives A Job To Fan Who Made His Own Tintin Credits

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, a man created something so cool that the great king saw it and gave the man the job of a lifetime. Such is the fairy tale of James Curran, a name many graphic designers will be envious of for many years to come. Curran, like thousands of other artists, made something because he wanted to, not because he was getting paid, and now he.s going to be well paid, probably for the rest of his life. As we all know, The Adventures of Tintin will be hitting theaters this this Christmas, and Curran, being a huge fan of the original Herge comics, created a set of opening credits using his motion design skills, just because he felt like it. Generally, artists create, release, and after the initial glut of cheers and/or jeers interest in the piece fizzles.
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Warner Bros. Taps ‘Iron Man 3’ Writer Drew Pearce to Script ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’

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Though Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has yet to hit theaters — it will do so on December 16 — Warner Bros. has wasted no time in setting their sights on a third installment. They’ve just tapped Drew Pearce, currently busy penning Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, to give words to Robert Downey Jr. again and begin scripting Guy Ritchie‘s eventual third chapter. [Deadline]

Warner Bros. must really be banking on the success of the 2009 franchise-starter, which hauled in over $500 million worldwide. It’s somewhat odd that they would commit to the third installment this early when, in only two months’ time, they’d be able to better gauge the traction of the forthcoming installment and perhaps shed some light on what strategical route they should take for the third film. With the first film’s success and Robert Downey Jr.‘s star power, it’s hard to argue with the studio’s confidence,
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Watch the The Adventures of Tintin UK Premiere Live Stream

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The Adventures of Tintin is set to storm into UK cinemas this Wednesday and this evening sees the UK premiere hit London with many of the cast set to be in attendance. Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and writers Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat are all set to walk the red carpet and you can see it all as it unfolds from the confort of your own computer screen. We’ll be there braving the London cold to hopefully bring you interviews with the names mentioned above as soon as we possibly can.

From Oscar®-winning director Steven Spielberg and Oscar®-winning producer Peter Jackson, two of today’s most visionary storytellers, comes a 3D motion picture event: an epic, globe-hopping quest that spans hidden mysteries, menacing criminals and ancient secrets – and brings to dazzling, life the classic escapades that have enthralled generation after generation with their one-of-a-kind mix of action,
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Can Spielberg Turn ‘Tintin’ Into Box Office Goldgold?

One of the most anticipated films yet to be released this year is The Adventures of Tintin, based on the comic book created by artist Hergé. The film is a performance capture 3D film directed and produced by Academy Award winner, Steven Spielberg. Sir Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings) also produced.   The film features the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, and Daniel Craig. Take an early look at the film, which is scheduled to be released December 23rd, and let us know what you think.

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Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson discuss 'Adventures of Tintin' - video

Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson discuss 'Adventures of Tintin' - video
The Adventures of Tintin director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson have discussed bringing Hergé's cartoon creation to the big screen in a new promotional video.

> The Adventures of Tintin review

> Tintin: 10 teasers for Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Spielberg revealed that he was led to the character during promotion for his first Indiana Jones film. "My first exposure to Hergé's Tintin was in French coverage of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this particular critic kept referencing a series of books called Tintin," he said. "So I became fascinated and asked to see a book and discovered Hergé (more)
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This Week In Trailers: Ecstasy, The Other F Word, Junkhearts, A Few Best Men

This Week In Trailers: Ecstasy, The Other F Word, Junkhearts, A Few Best Men
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Ecstasy Trailers One of the things about trailers is that they come in many iterations and, for a single film, you can sometimes have an
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Weekly Wrap: Gothams & Awards, Upcoming A-List Projects, Festivals, Reviews, Media Watch & More

Weekly Wrap: Gothams & Awards, Upcoming A-List Projects, Festivals, Reviews, Media Watch & More
Interviews: Zachary Quinto Talks Wall Street Drama Margin Call, Star Trek, Comes Out; And Alexander Payne Talks The Descendants, Clooney, Next Black and White Film Box Office, Reviews, Trailers Weekend Preview: Martha Marcy May Marlene, Le Havre, Margin Call, Three Musketeers & More Trailer Watch: Angelina Jolie’s In The Land of Blood and Honey; Christian Bale’s Flowers of War Fall/Holiday Preview: Four Films to Get Animated About, Especially Tintin Last Weekend's Box Office: Real Steel Holds Off Retreads Footloose and The Thing Review: Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn; Review Round-up Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara Covers Vogue: Fincher Says She’s A Great Weirdo Festivals Morelia International Film Festival, Day One; Day Two AFI Fest Adds World, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts; Books Polanski’s ...
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The Adventures Of Tintin Wallpapers

Today we have selected 11 wallpapers of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s much anticipated animated adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin movie, based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. The “Tintin” screenplay was written by Edgar Wright and Steven Moffat of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Doctor Who” fame, bringing [...]

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Will the Exotic Animal Slaughter in Ohio Hurt the Movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’?

Will the Exotic Animal Slaughter in Ohio Hurt the Movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’?
The animal slaughter in Ohio showed the world how hard it is to run a zoo at home. So will the disaster have any impact on the marketing of the coming family movie “We Bought a Zoo”?

Out of the 50 animals freed by the owner of an Ohio animal preserve, a macaque monkey is the lone animal unaccounted for, although authorities say it’s possible that one of the larger animals consumed it.
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Cool Tintin Concept Art

Cool Tintin Concept Art
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn hits cinemas next Wednesday, and we're rather excited about it. With bananas action scenes, a spirit that's true to Hergé's books and some really funny moments, it's a helluva summer blockbuster in all but, er, release date. So we're very pleased to bring you some exclusive concept art from the accompanying book, The Art Of The Adventures Of Tintin, by Weta's Chris Guise with forewords from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.Also featuring introductions from effects legends Joe Letteri (Avatar) and Richard Taylor (The Lord Of The Rings) and interviews from those involved, the book charts the process of turning Hergé's drawings into convincing 3D images, and mixes art with interviews with the cast and crew.The Art of The Adventures of Tintin (HarperCollins) is out now.
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