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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

4 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

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Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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Uma Thurman: Turning Down ‘Lord of the Rings’ Was One of the ‘Worst Decisions Ever Made’

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Uma Thurman revealed she was given the chance to play the role of Eowyn in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy but chose to turn it down.

The role, which eventually went to Miranda Otto, would have given Thurman the chance to play one of the only female characters in the saga, a fierce princess-turned-warrior pining after Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn in the process of saving her uncle from evil mind control.

“I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made,” Thurman admitted. The offer came right after the birth of Thurman’s first child and before she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.”

“I would have played Eowyn in ‘Lord of the Rings,'” Colbert, a hardcore J. R. R. Tolkien fan, derided.

The Peter Jackson-helmed trilogy went on to make almost $3 billion. “Lord »

- Dani Levy

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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Ellen Ripley Rock Candy Collectible, Hobgoblins on Splathouse Podcast, Reel Film Day, Bigfoot The Movie

20 February 2017 6:35 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ellen Ripley in all her butt-kicking glory is kicking off today's Horror Highlights. Funko's Ellen Ripley Rock Candy collectible will hit stores soon! Also: details on Splathouse podcast's Hobgoblins (1988) discussion, Alamo Drafthouse and Kodak's first-ever Reel Film Day, and release details for Bigfoot the Movie.

Funko's Ellen Ripley Rock Candy Collectible: From Funko: "A Pop! and ReAction just aren't enough - Ellen Ripley will be joining the Rock Candy line soon!

Coming soon!"

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Splathouse Podcast Presents a Hobgoblins Discussion: From Splathouse: "For your consideration: Our four panelists (Sarah, Mike, John, and Jim) are joined by a Twitter friend (@parkerandcooley), an Academy Award nominee (Christopher Walken), a quiet coyote, and Rick Sloane (writer/director of The Visitants and Vice Academy). Can the gang survive the chaos or will they be seduced by the evil, mind-altering Hobgoblins? Find out this week!

Plus! All the regular bullshit you love: What Do Ya Know? »

- Tamika Jones

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards

19 February 2017 10:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” claimed top honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (Mpse) 64th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. The film won in both the FX/Foley and Dialogue/Adr categories. “La La Land” won in the musical field.

Awards also went to “Warcraft: The Beginning” and “Moana,” among others.

On the television side, “Westworld” won prizes in both the short form and long form categories. “Penny Dreadful,” “The Night Of” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” were also recognized.

Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s Filmmaker Award, while sound editor Harry Cohen (“Kill Bill,” “Blood Diamond,” “Lone Survivor”) accepted a career achievement honor.

Hacksaw Ridge” and “La La Land” are Oscar-nominated for best sound editing this year along with “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Sully.”

Black Sails,” “Fargo” and “Cartel Land” won sound editing Emmys last year.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards

19 February 2017 10:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” claimed top honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 64th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. The film won in both the FX/Foley and Dialogue/Adr categories. “La La Land” won in the musical field.

Awards also went to “Warcraft: The Beginning” and “Moana,” among others.

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La La Land,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards

On the television side, “Westworld” won prizes in both the short form and long form categories. “Penny Dreadful,” “The Night Of” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” were also recognized.

Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s Filmmaker Award, while sound editor Harry Cohen (“Kill Bill,” “Blood Diamond,” “Lone Survivor”) accepted a career achievement honor.

Hacksaw Ridge” and “La La Land” are Oscar-nominated for best sound editing this year along with “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Sully. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Alamo Drafthouse, Kodak Partner on 35Mm Film Celebration (Exclusive)

16 February 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

We live in a pixelated world. Much of our day is spent staring at watches, laptops, desktops, iPods, and iPads that offer up digitized video, newsfeeds, and Facebook posts. These pixels are even dominating the biggest screens of all, as more and more movie theaters abandon film for the convenience and cost savings of digital projection. But there remain purists, for whom the flicker and luster of film remains a vital component of the movie-going experience. Quentin Tarantino, for instance, once blasted digital projection, dismissing it as “just television in cinema” and predicting it would lead to the death of movies.

Well the “Pulp Fiction” director and his partisans should mark their calendars. Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with Kodak on the first-ever “Reel Film Day,” a celebration of 35mm film. Both companies say they see the advantages of digitization, but they also want to celebrate the look, flavor, and art of celluloid. »

- Brent Lang

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Video Essay Makes the Case for Black-and-White Film Noir’s Influence on ‘Breaking Bad’ — Watch

15 February 2017 11:31 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Have you ever heard somebody say, ‘I can’t watch black-and-white movies?'” asks the creator of the Now You See It YouTube channel in his latest video. Said video essayist takes issue with that mindset, and he’s here to explain why in just four minutes. “Black and white can do just as much as color,” he contends, and for Exhibit A he turns to film noir.

Read More: 8 Essential Film Noir Movies MoMI is Resurrecting From the 1940s

Our intrepid host uses examples of both good and bad parodies to make a point: “Saturday Night Live” got it wrong by using low-contrast black and white in a recent skit inspired by “Casablanca,” while an old “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip mimicked the style much more skillfully. The poor imitation demonstrated by the likes of “SNL,” he argues, is why some consider black and white to be boring — they »

- Michael Nordine

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The Lego Batman Movie Director Reveals Which Iconic Villains Failed To Make The Cut

13 February 2017 8:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

By now, you’ve no doubt seen The Lego Batman Movie, which means you’ll know that the final act is packed full of iconic villains. We’re not talking about the Caped Crusader’s rogues gallery, either, because while the likes of the Joker and the Riddler do appear here, it’s actually iconic baddies like Voldemort, Sauron and the Gremlins (seriously) who dominate this part of the film.

It was a bold move by director Chris McKay and one which has split fans right down the middle. While it was undeniably cool seeing the Dark Knight taking on this lot in The Lego Batman Movie, his own foes got the short end of the stick. Ultimately, though, it’s fair to say that their inclusion was definitely good fun for the majority of viewers.

Now, in a recent interview, McKay has confirmed that at one point, he had »

- Josh Wilding

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Nearly Included Daniel Day-Lewis, Moriarty From ‘Sherlock Holmes’ as Villains

13 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: This post contains spoilers about “The Lego Batman Movie

Read More: ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Review: Bruce Wayne Has Never Been So Much Fun

If you think it’s hard to keep track of all the bad guys that show up in “The Lego Batman Movie,” you should see the original list of villains that the filmmakers wanted to give cameos. In addition to the usual Batman bad guys, like the Riddler, Bane, Two-Face, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, several villains from other popular films make appearances. These include Voldemort from “Harry Potter,” the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz,” Sauron from “The Lord of the Rings.”

The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay recently told EW that he had high hopes that some bizarre bad guys could also work their way into the story, including Daniel Day-Lewis’ Bill “The Butcher” Cutting from “Gangs of New York, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Here’s What Critics Are Saying About John Wick: Chapter 2

10 February 2017 1:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Yeah, he’s thinking he’s back. A few years after Keanu Reeves re-asserted himself as an action star with 2014’s high-octane revenge thriller John Wick, he’s back for a second round. As far as most critics are concerned, Reeves (and the returning duo of director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad) stuck the landing with John Wick: Chapter 2, expanding on both the first film’s mythology and its body count. Sure seems like we have a new franchise on our hands.

EW’s Chris Nashawaty gave the »

- Christian Holub

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New Halloween Movie Slated for October 19th, 2018, David Gordon Green to Direct

9 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter just gave Michael Myers fans a huge reason to mark their calendars by announcing an October 19th, 2018 release date for Blumhouse and Miramax's new Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) from a screenplay he's writing with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down).

In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:

Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express »

- Derek Anderson

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6 Black And White Movies That Should Never Be Colorized

7 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“Is it black and white?” At some point, every kid will ask that question, and when it’s geared towards you, you won’t want to answer it. Why? Because chances are the movie in question is a great flick, one that you’re dying to watch, and by answering ‘yes,’ you’re afraid that its credibility will lessen. And that’s a terrible feeling.

What younger audiences always forget is that film started out black and white, and without that “prehistoric” technology, the glossy, explosion-filled action eye-candy they adore would never happen. Black and white films are a powerful art form in themselves, not just a stage before glorious Technicolor. They can emphasize theme, capture feeling and represent an idea (among other uses). Over the years, some directors have opted to make their movie monochromatic even though color was an option; the choice is not always only artistic, sometimes, »

- Luke Parker

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Review: Keanu Reeves Kicks Ass (Again), And the Franchise Has Begun

6 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve seen “John Wick,” you know the legend: One time, the eponymous hitman (Keanu Reeves) killed three men in a bar with a pencil. “With a fucking pencil,” growls a Russian crime boss played by Peter Stormare in the opening minutes of “John Wick: Chapter 2,” moments before the unstoppable killing machine nicknamed “The Boogeyman” bursts through the door. Before Stormare can finish the anecdote, one of his lackeys interrupts him. “I know,” he says. “I’ve heard this one before.”

In the “John Wick” universe of action-movie pastiche, even the villains are fans of his work. And who could blame them? Overseen by the original “John Wick” team of director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad, the new movie contains the best ingredients of the 2014 original with a fresh set of outrageous showdowns, and even improves on its commitment to cartoonish mayhem in self-serious clothing. As relentless, »

- Eric Kohn

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Why Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ Never Got a Sequel

3 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” took more than $200 million on an $8 million budget in 1994, making it one of the biggest surprise hits of the 1990s. As the Av Club points out, that type of return on investment “generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise.”

Read More: Quentin Tarantino Project Draws Controversy Over Casting Call For ‘Whores’ — Report

Despite the fact that Tarantino previously expressed an interest in making both a prequel to “Pulp Fiction” featuring John Travolta’s character of Vincent Vega and a sequel about Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield, neither project has come to fruition. One reason is that the former idea became increasingly tough to pull off due to Travolta’s age. Playing a younger version of yourself isn’t really viable once a decade has passed since the original movie. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Latest Movies Reviews and Our Personal Thoughts

1 February 2017 10:02 AM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

7. Inglourious Basterds – Release Date: June 2009

Quentin Tarantino has the ability to evoke passion from audiences. Love him or call him a hack that repeatably steals the visions of other directors for his gain, this auteur has a style all his own…. In his first movie since 2003/2004’s Kill Bill, Tarantino heads to Germany. Nazi Germany.

Starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Samm Levine, and Mike Myers (yes, that Mike Myers), Tarantino’s upcoming World War II movie centers on a group of Jewish-American soldiers who scalp and barbarously slaughter Nazis. If that doesn’t say “fun”, I’m not sure what does.

8. Sherlock Holmes – Release Date: November 20, 2009

Coming off two brilliant performances in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, Robert Downey Jr. will be Sherlock Holmes next Thanksgiving. From director Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch), the legendary detective and his faithful partner Watson (played by Jude Law) must »

- reelloop

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tom Holland’s New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

27 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.

Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.

Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

23 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, 1974.

Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, and Kris Kristofferson.

Synopsis:

A bartender and his girlfriend go on a road trip through Mexico to collect the bounty on the head of a dead man accused of fathering the grandchild of a town authoritarian.

According to the director this was the only film he ever made that turned out the way he wanted it to with no interference from outside influences, and anybody accustomed to the works of Sam Peckinpah will immediately recognise it as one of the filmmaker’s most distinctive movies, albeit one that marked the end of his golden period before his demons really took hold and his output started to suffer.

When the daughter of powerful Mexican El Jefe (translated as ‘The Boss’) confesses that the father of her unborn child is one Alfredo Garcia, »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Death Race 2050’ Exclusive Clip: Roger Corman Talks ‘Bigger’ Sequel to 1975 Cult Classic

11 January 2017 2:31 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1975, the world was first introduced to the Roger Corman-produced cult action film “Death Race 2000.” Directed by Paul Bartel and starring David Carradine (“Kill Bill: Volume 2”) and Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky”), the film follows a murderous Transcontinental Road Race in a dystopian American society. Over the years, it garnered cult acclaim and eventurally produced a remake in 2008 followed by two direct-to-dvd sequels.

Read More: ‘Death Race 2050’ Red Band Trailer: Things Get Bloody in Roger Corman’s Post-Apocalyptic Racing Film

But now Roger Corman is back with a direct sequel to the original 1975 film entitled “Death Race 2050.” The film takes place in the not-too-distant future where America is controlled by a corporate government that peddles violent virtual-reality entertainment to the masses. Each year they organize a Death Race, where drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. It »

- Vikram Murthi

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Invite Culebras Into Your Home This February with From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 on Blu-ray / DVD

9 January 2017 11:26 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Neck-chomping culebras will make house calls this February when Entertainment One unleashes the third season of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the cover art and sizable list of bonus features for the ravenous release.

Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three

Street Date: February 7, 2017

Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99

The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini

Program Synopsis:

This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD, »

- Derek Anderson

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