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Wednesday’s best TV

25 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Horizon looks at Ocd – A Monster In My Mind, Dr Richard Clay presents A Brief History Of Graffiti and reflections on a classic novel in Hey, Boo: Harper Lee And To Kill A Mockingbird. Plus: Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy The Strain returns and moody French cop drama Witnesses concludes

There were nine in the tent and the little one said, “But the oven didn’t get hot enough. It wasn’t my fault. I’ll gouge you with this croquembouche …” It’s dessert week and the signature challenge is puddingy scourge, the creme brulee. The technical challenge, a spanische windtorte, is literally something Mary Berry made up to induce panic and the groping for English-to-foreign dictionaries. She’s not as nice as she looks. The end game is cheesecake Jenga: not just baking but balancing baking. Fiends. Julia Raeside

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- Julia Raeside, John Robinson, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett

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Round-Up: The Driving Dead Webisode, Navy Seals Vs. Zombies, Children Of The Corn Trilogy UK Blu-ray

25 August 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The fourth episode of The Driving Dead premiered yesterday on the series' website. The series focuses on the consequences of reckless driving. Also: Blu-ray release details for Navy SEALs vs. Zombies and the Children of the Corn trilogy.

The Driving Dead: Press Release: "Springfield, Ill. (August 24, 2015) – Actor Michael Rooker returns to his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Chase,” premiering today.

The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) to thwart dangerous driving behaviors, like drinking and driving and failure to wear a seatbelt, among the most at-risk audience – young men. According to recent Idot data, seat belt usage in Illinois reached an all-time high of more than 95 percent in 2015. This marks an increase over last year representing an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads.

The web-based Driving Dead Series has amassed more than 2.4 million YouTube views with its first three episodes. »

- Tamika Jones

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The Watkins Family Hour - Lincoln Center

9 August 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Saturday night was a perfect summer evening for free Americana music at Lincoln's Center Damrosch Park as part of the Annual Roots of American Music, Americanafest NYC. The evening featured two of the genres rising stars. The headliners played two sets with the first half of the set featuring mostly original tunes by former Nickel Creek members Sean and Sara Watkin's new band The Watkins Family Hour. They and their extraordinary band entertained a robust crowd of New Yorkers and tourists alike. One of my favorite songs of the evening was their beatiful take on the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace." And co-vocalist Fionna Apple's original song "A Mistake" was quite moving. Yes, she's one of the members of this band.

The second part of the set was a full-on tribute to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited performed in its entirety by the band -- guitarist/vocalist Sean Watkins, fiddle/vocalist Sara Watkins, »

- Dusty Wright

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Wonder Woman enlists Oscar-winning VFX supervisor

9 August 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Warner Bros. gears up to go into production on Wonder Woman this autumn, Variety is reporting that the film has enlisted an Oscar-winning VFX supervisor in Bill Westenhofer.

Westenhofer and his team at Rhythm and Hues Studios received the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual effects for both The Golden Compass and Life of Pi, while his other credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the upcoming Warcraft.

Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23rd 2017, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that so far includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazon Princess and Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Steve Trevor.


- Gary Collinson

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How Charlize Theron Has Schooled Us All in Sexiness

7 August 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Charlize Theron turns 40 years old today! We're getting in on the birthday fun by taking a look at some of the South African superstar's sexiest photos over the years. Charlize has starred in over 30 films, including Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and even took home the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Monster. But her early career in modeling definitely prepared her for a lifetime of sexy outfits and hot photos. Click through to see Charlize's hottest moments, and happy birthday, Charlize! »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Happy Birthday, Charlize Theron! See Her 40 Best Red Carpet Moments

7 August 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If ever there was a leading lady to prove that 40 is the new 20, it's hands down Charlize Theron. Ringing in the big 4-0 today, the Oscar-winning actress looks as flawless as ever, which is obvious, considering her lengthy list of red carpet hits spans nearly two decades. And from what we can tell, her style is just as ageless as she is. Rewind to the 2004 Oscars, when the actress nabbed her first Academy Award for portraying a serial killer in Monster (yup, you best believe this beauty's got some sharp acting chops). Seriously, the only thing as impressive as her big win that night might have been her iridescent Gucci gown.  In recent years, Charlize has only upped her red carpet game, be it »

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Actor Transformations: Why going skinny or buff is such a big deal

1 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s impressive enough that most actors can go from role to role in quick succession. But the world likes to freak out when that transition is visible. With the release of the new boxing film Southpaw last weekend, the internet has been filled with videos and gifs of Jake Gyllenhaal’s transformation into a boxer. It took five months of training for Gyllenhaal to go from his skinny, un-muscled frame that we saw in Nightcrawler to his extremely toned and six-packed self in Southpaw. An impressive feat, but that doesn’t totally explain the complete awe and fascination. Sure, it is Jake Gyllenhaal we’re talking about. Attractive: yes. A talented actor: heck yes. So why are people really only talking about the physical transformation and not so much the mental?

Obviously this isn’t the first time people have fawned over an actor who has gone through such »

- Sarah Pearce Lord

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Wonder Woman Shoots In London This Fall

30 July 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that Patty Jenkins (Monster) has been secured for the director’s chair on Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman stand-alone, the studios are moving fast to keep star Gal Gadot in her Amazonian body armor and get cameras rolling on the monumental superhero blockbuster.

According to Empire, which just ran a cover story focusing on next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there are currently a ton of moving parts with regard to the blossoming WB/DC Cinematic Universe. An excerpt from the story reads:

Logistically it is staggering. As Batman V Superman gains its coat of special effects, and the various stages of editing, scoring, grading and sound mixing are completed, Deborah Snyder, along with Roven is watching over a sandbox that stretches around the world. Jenkins is in London prepping Wonder Woman, which will shoot there this autumn.

Given the amount of attention that »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Chris Pine joining DC universe, ‘Wonder Woman’ as Steve Trevor

29 July 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Captain Kirk is jumping into the superhero craze.

The Wrap reported on Tuesday that Star Trek star Chris Pine has closed a deal to play the male lead in DC’s Wonder Woman alongside Gal Gadot. The site adds that the role will be Steve Trevor.

Pine was rumored to be weighing an offer to play Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman or Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, but according to The Wrap, it seems like there wasn’t really a choice — Pine was always looking at this project. Now, he joins Gal Gadot in the superhero picture that will follow the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (which just had a Comic-Con trailer) and Suicide Squad (which wowed people at Comic-Con with its trailer).

Wonder Woman has been in trouble behind-the-scenes, but seems to be righting the ship following the departure of Michelle MacLaren. Monster director Patty Jenkins is »

- Zach Dennis

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Chris Pine officially joins Wonder Woman as Steve Trevor

29 July 2015 12:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, we can finally put those Green Lantern rumours to rest, with Chris Pine officially signing on to Warner Bros.Wonder Woman movie in the role of Steve Trevor.

According to The Wrap, Trevor “will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy, though plot details remain under wraps.”

Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23rd 2017, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing and Gal Gadot reprising her role as the Amazon Princess from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


- Gary Collinson

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Is Chris Pine joining the DC Universe with Wonder Woman or Green Lantern?

28 July 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like Chris Pine will definitely be joining the DC film universe, but will it be in Wonder Woman or Green Lantern?

Pine was linked to the role as Wonder Woman's love interest Steve Trevor earlier in the summer, before Comic-Con posters for the Green Lantern movie depicted Hal Jordan as looking quite similar to the actor.

TheWrap is now reporting that Pine has in fact closed a multi-picture deal for the DC universe, and will debut opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman.

The Wonder Woman role would lend credence to suggestions that Pine has been cast as the dashing Us intelligence agent Steve Trevor.

Steve Trevor made his first appearance in the pages of DC Comics in 1941, and over the decades has been affiliated with both the Justice League and government security force Argus.

Monster's Patty Jenkins is directing Wonder Woman, following the title character's debut »

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Cover Art, Release Date, And Special Features Revealed For Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-Ray

22 July 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the title role and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Monster) as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history. A Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures production, Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (Divergent) plays Toast; Riley Keough (Magic Mike) is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid; supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag; and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, »

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Coming in September

22 July 2015 1:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the end, only the mad will survive when Mad Max: Fury Road arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 1 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller ("Happy Feet") and starring Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") in the title role and Oscar winner Charlize Theron ("Monster," "Prometheus") as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise's epic history. The film will available early on Digital HD starting on August 11.

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max," "Sleeping Beauty") as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones ("Conan the Barbarian") as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zo&#235 Kravitz ("Divergent") plays Toast; Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon »

- MovieWeb

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What a Lovely Day! Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray Gets Detailed and Dated

21 July 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Are you ready to die historic on the Fury Road?  If you missed out on one of the films of the Summer, or simply can't wait to see it again, you're in luck.  Today, Warner Bros. has revealed details on Mad Max: Fury Road's blu-ray that's coming out in September.  Come inside to learn more!

I've not been so enamored with a film, like I have Mad Max: Fury Road, in a very long time.  It's just an amazing piece of cinema, andgorgeously crafted.  Since the credits rolled I've been dying to take it home on blu-ray.  Now, I know exactly when I'll be able to do that.  Warner Bros. announced that Fury Road will hit store shelves on September 1st, which just so happens to coincide with the release of the upcoming Mad Max video game...Interesting.  It's gonna be one Hell of a lovely day. 

In the end, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Celebrating the sci-fi cinema of Jeff Goldblum

21 July 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Body Snatchers to Independence Day, we celebrate Jeff Goldblum's unique contribution to sci-fi cinema...

Some actors are chameleons. With each performance, they transform themselves almost unrecognisably, whether it's Christian Bale's haunted, emaciated factory worker in The Machinist, Charlize Theron's haggard serial killer in Monster or Jake Gyllenhaal's sinewy boxer in the forthcoming Southpaw.

Then there's Jeff Goldblum, whose approach to acting is very different - but no less valid - than those chameleons. In each of his roles, he brings charisma, intrigue and restless energy. He's a fascinating actor to watch because, whether he's playing the lead or a supporting role, he somehow manages to project so many opposing forces in one performance: he's at once an extrovert and an outsider. Geeky and awkward yet also flirtatious and comfortable in his own skin. Intellectual yet sometimes naive. Gentle but also commanding and sometimes even scary. »

- ryanlambie

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Cara Delevingne compares herself to Charlize Theron

7 July 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Cara Delevingne has compared herself to Charlize Theron. The 22-year-old supermodel-turned-actress defended her acting abilities and compared herself to Charlize Theron, who also began life as a model before launching a screen career and went on to win an Oscar. 'Paper Towns' actress Cara told Channel Ten's 'The Project': ''You know Charlize Theron, there are so many amazing actresses who have been models. And like her in that movie 'Monster', those are the kind of roles I want to play.'' She added on the Australian TV show: ''There's always going to be people who don't want you to succeed or doubt you, but again, I didn't really care, because I know how hard I can work and I knew I'd give it my all. So as long as I do good work, I know that's all that matters.'' Cara also revealed that swapping the »

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Tomb Raider Reboot Eyeing Female Director?

30 June 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Part of me wishes that this wasn’t even news, but there just aren’t enough female directors yet snagging big-budget tentpoles as to make the following seem unremarkable: MGM is rumored to be searching for a woman to reboot its Tomb Raider franchise, revitalizing the series that made a star out of Angelina Jolie and more recently birthed a stellar video game redo from Square Enix.

According to scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, MGM wants a “Michelle MacLaren type” at the helm for the Tomb Raider remake. What that means isn’t exactly clear, but MacLaren first made her mark on the small screen, directing key episodes of prestige series like Breaking BadGame of ThronesThe Walking Dead, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Warner Bros. hand-picked her to direct its high-profile Wonder Woman stand-alone, but she ultimately departed the project over the good ol’ creative differences and was replaced »

- Isaac Feldberg

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What Scares You?

24 June 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Written by Tom Wood

What, who, why or even how did your fascination with Horror begin? I will give you a minute to think whilst I set the scene. The other day, I was driving my car to work; A journey that has been done a thousand times before and as a result, it has become so tedious; so pathetically boring; I could probably do it with my eyes closed and without thinking (not that I will of course, that would just be plain dangerous on so many levels); But my point is, whilst I was driving, a question, not just any old question, but that question popped and buried itself deep into the back of my head. A simple question of What made me interested in Horror? Had evolved and mutated like a diseased zombie into further questioning and so forth, that in the end, a whole »

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5 Times Pixar Made Me Cry

22 June 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pixar is at it again, ladies and gentleman. They’ve created another endearingly emotional CGI-animated extravaganza, and this time it’s very self-aware. By “self-aware” I mean that it is an endearingly emotional movie about endearing emotions. “Inside Out” is a movie about actual emotions who have been re-interpreted as human beings. I haven’t seen “Inside Out” yet, and here’s why: Pixar movies make me cry my eyes out. I’m sure that soon I will cave and decide to go watch it, but for now I’m still just trying to recover from the last few times Pixar made me cry: •Wall-e Wall-e was a tragically sad movie. Mankind has abandoned earth because it is covered in trash, and Wall-e is a garbage-collecting robot who has been left to clean up the mess. He lives a very lonely life. Then he meets Eve, a sleek girl-robot and he falls in love. »

- Zara Lisbon

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Star Wars: Michelle MacLaren Took a Meeting for the Second Anthology Film

15 June 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Wonder Woman may not have panned out for Michelle MacLaren, but there are still loads of high profile projects out there in need of directors and apparently she just took a meeting for one of them - the second Star Wars anthology film. During Meet the Movie Press, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider said the following: “I found out a director who took a meeting on it. Very interesting name. Are you ready? Michelle MacLaren.” [caption id="attachment_391559" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Back in April, MacLaren left Wonder Woman due to “creative differences.” She was replaced by Patty Jenkins (Monster). Soon thereafter, it was reported that Josh Trank left the second Star Wars anthology film. There was a rumor that Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn were circling the project, but on Meet the Movie Press, Schmoes Know Editor-in-Chief Mark E. Reilly said that Vaughn taking the spot is “not gonna happen. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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