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'Batman' Plays The Warrior 'Moses'

12 July 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek "Batman Begins" actor Christian Bale as the Egyptian-trained, Hebrew warrior 'Moses', in the first trailer from "Exodus: Gods and Kings", directed by Ridley Scott ("Gladiator"), written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian, also starring Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver ("Avatar") and Ben Kingsley ("Iron Man 3"):

"...Bale stars as "Moses' and Edgerton is 'Rhamses' filming in the Spanish towns of Almería and Pechina with 4000 extras with another 2000 extras filming in Fuerteventura. Director Scott shot additional footage in Pájara and Antigua..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Exodus: Gods and Kings"...


- Michael Stevens

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Harry Potter Actor Dave Legeno Found Dead in Death Valley

12 July 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Authorities say Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50. Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three Harry Potter films. The brawny British actor also appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman and Batman Begins. The Inyo County Sheriff's Department says hikers found Legeno's body Sunday morning in a remote area of the desert park. Legeno's manager, Rick Bassman, confirmed his death on Friday. County Deputy Coroner Jason Molinar says Legeno's body was partially decomposed and may have been lying for days in triple-digit heat. There was no sign of foul play. »

- Associated Press

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'Harry Potter' Actor Dave Legeno Passes Away at Age 50

11 July 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news today for Harry Potter fans. Character actor and martial artist Dave Legeno, best known for playing the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, was found dead in Death Valley. He passed away at age 50.

The actor is believed to have succumbed to a heart-related incident. Inyo County Sheriff's Department reports that Dave Legeno was found Sunday morning by joggers, and his body had to be airlifted out of a remote section of Death Valley near Zabriskie Point. The area is known for its harsh climates, which can sometimes reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the months of July and August.

No evidence of foul play has been reported by the Sheriff's department.

London native Dave Legeno began his career working on construction sites while training to become a wrestler. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Found Dead in Death Valley

11 July 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Legeno, an English actor and mixed martial artist best known for his villainous role in the “Harry Potter” films, was found dead in Death Valley on Sunday morning. He was 50.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department was notified on the morning of July 6 by two unrelated hikers who found the remains below Death Valley’s Manly Beacon, near Zabriskie Point. A helicopter was sent out to transport the body, later identified as Legeno.

Officials of Inyo Country report that Legeno died of “heat-related issues,” likely on a hiking outing. An autopsy has yet to be performed.

Legeno took up boxing and wrestling at the age of 42, known in the United Kingdom as The Enforcer. He used his talents in many action films such as “Snatch” and “Batman Begins.” He received wider attention for his role in the “Harry Potter” franchise as Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf who hunts down Harry »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Dave Legeno, Harry Potter actor and Mma star, dies aged 50

11 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno has died at the age of 50.

The British star, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the film franchise, was found by hikers in a remote area of California's Death Valley on Sunday (July 6).

According to TMZ, it is thought that Legeno had been hiking in the national park himself when he came into difficulties.

The area is notorious for its extremely high temperatures during the summer months, and Inyo County Sheriff's Department has indicated in its initial reports that they believe the actor died of heat-related issues. A coroner's investigation is pending.

Legeno, who was a successful mixed martial artist, also starred in Guy Ritchie's Snatch, Batman Begins and EastEnders.

He is survived by his daughter Wendy. »

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Dave Legeno, 'Harry Potter' Actor, Found Dead On Death Valley Hiking Trail At Age 50

10 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dave Legeno, who starred in the final three Harry Potter films, died while hiking in Death Valley in California. He was 50.

Harry Potter's Dave Legeno Dies

Legeno was discovered on a trail in Death Valley by two hikers Sunday. It is believed that Legeno’s body may have been there for three to four days before the hikers came upon it. The Inyo Country Sheriff’s Department in California revealed Legeno likely died of heart-related issues to TMZ.

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, Legeno played villainous werewolf Fenrir Greyback. Greyback was responsible for turning Remus Lupin, Bill Weasley and countless other innocents in werewolves.

Dave Legeno as Fenrir Greyback

Legeno’s first acting credit was in Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Jason Statham. He also had parts in Batman Begins, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, »

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Casting Net: Rachel Weisz may join Michael Fassbender in period drama

10 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) may join Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) in Dreamworks’ The Light Between Oceans based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is directing the film about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise 2-month-old baby after finding it in a rowboat next to a dead body. [The Wrap]

• Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson will star in Forever, Interrupted, another book-to-film adaptation. The debut novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of a young woman who forms a relationship with the mother she never knew after her whirlwind marriage is cut short. »

- Jake Perlman

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10 of geek cinema's more curious quirks of fate

10 July 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We take a light-hearted look at a few of the more strange coincidences and quirks of fate in recent cinema history...

Top 10

Stories are often built on coincidences and happenstance. Chance encounters at railway stations. Bruce Willis bumping into Ving Rhames while he's out and about in his Honda in Pulp Fiction. But what about those weird patterns we see in our everyday reality, or, more to the point, in cinema history?

When Batman Begins came out, it was widely noted that Christian Bale had already played an unfathomably rich man with a secret double life before, in Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho. Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, even has a surname that's basically Batman with an 'e' added to it.

Those are the kinds of strange quirks of fate we're looking at here. If you have any of your own, do share them in the comments section.

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- ryanlambie

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Katie Holmes Has "Glamour"

9 July 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new revealing images of "Batman Begins" actress Katie Holmes, star of "The Giver", in the August 2014 issue of "Glamour" magazine:

"I am really focused on motherhood and work right now," said Holmes. "Family has been so crucial to my outlook on life. I started acting at 17 and had success at an early age, where all of a sudden people knew who I was. 

"But my parents always treated me the exact same way at home and reminded me of gratitude. And that’s been a grounding force..."

"Motherhood is the greatest gift...When I became a mother, my life completely changed..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Giver"...


- Michael Stevens

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Doubling Down on Disappointment: Pacific Rim 2

9 July 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on Legendary Pictures’ decision to double down on Pacific Rim 2

$400 million. That’s the line. The threshold your movie has to cross in order for your big budget studio tent-pole film to be considered for a franchise. The veritable break-even number for films that in this risk averse studio system will warrant consideration for another installment.

The recent announcement that Pacific Rim is going to get a sequel was something of a surprise seeing how the first film was seen as a disappointment. In the United States the film barely cracked the the $100 million mark. Internationally, it fared better bringing the worldwide total to $400 million. Given the movies’ sizable budget and P.R. campaign, the movie didn’t recover its initial investment. It was by no means a bomb, but you couldn’t exactly call it a hit either. It was an average film with an average performance, »

- Anghus Houvouras

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Posters Imprison Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in Grey and Gold

8 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The new movie from Ridley Scott, Exodus: Gods and Kings, is meant (I believe) to be a serious re-telling of the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. So why do these first Exodus posters make the movie look like an awkward cross between Batman Begins and 300? Why does Joel Edgerton, in […]

The post ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Posters Imprison Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in Grey and Gold appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Small films released on the same day as major blockbusters

8 July 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some great films were released on the same day as such recent hits as The Dark Knight Rises and Frozen. Here are a few of them...

Odd List

The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.

The Lone Ranger, a film with an »

- ryanlambie

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Do superhero movies always have to start with origins?

8 July 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We know how superhero stories start: normal person gets powers, gets reluctant, becomes heroic. But why does it have to be like that?


An alien baby is evacuated from a dying home planet and grows up to discover that he can use his immense power on Earth and the values instilled by his adoptive parents to protect the world. A young boy’s parents are gunned down in front of him and he dedicates his whole life to making sure if never happens to anyone in his city again. A teenager gains exhilarating powers and is then taught the responsibility that comes with that power by the tragic death of his uncle.

These are all great examples of iconic and interesting origin stories, which shape the respective superheroes to which they relate. But in a world of reboots and endless franchise mileage, do they necessarily have to be the »

- sarahd

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Guy Pearce Explains Why He Initially Turned Down Iron Man 3 Role

7 July 2014 5:09 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

In a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Guy Pearce spoke about how he turned down roles in such comic book films as "Daredevil" and "Batman Begins," and why he eventually decided to take the main villain role in "Iron Man 3." "My agent was certainly very excited by the prospect of 'Iron Man 3,' and I knew it would be seen by a lot more people [than my previous films did]," he explained. "But for me, it was just a case of going, 'Well, this will be fun. I like Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow and I like what they did before. When I watched the first one, I thought, 'Wow, there's something different here.'" Pearce continued: "Shane [Black], who directed the third, had been a fan of mine, apparently. He called up and I had a meeting with him and he said, 'We're not allowed to give you the script but »

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Guy Pearce Initially Turned Down Iron Man 3 Role

6 July 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Guy Pearce recently explained to Total Film magazine that he previously "fought to keep away from the bigger films," including roles in Daredevil and Batman Begins, because he foresaw "corners getting cut off" and/or he just wasn't taken by the project offered. Obviously, the English-Australian actor made an exception for Marvel's Iron Man 3, and admits it was "very much" fun to play the villain Aldrich Killian, but the Shane Black-directed actioner was almost another film he passed on.  "My agent was certainly very excited by the prospect of Iron Man 3, and I knew it would be seen by a lot more people [than my previous films did]," said Guy Pearce, when asked why he was intrigued by the Marvel film... at first. "But for me, it was just a case of going, 'Well, this will be fun. I like Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow and I like what they did before. »

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Blu-ray Review: ‘RoboCop’ Remake Struggles with Identity

5 July 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – After years of being envisioned with numerous directors (“Noah’s” Darren Aronofsky was once attached), a new version of “RoboCop” has arrived. While the original 80s classic stood out for its foresight into current cultural turmoil, this remake is more a product of movies of the past, and to be more specific, our recent beloved superhero movies.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

This film from director Jose Padilha is a decent one, but it’s more like a prologue than a work that can stand on its own. This is the “Batman Begins” or “Man of Steel” of the hopeful new franchise installation, but without the same amount of intrigue as the former. Instead, “RoboCop” remains stuck between wanting to be dialogue-driven but also accessible with action. The camera itself has more movement than its hero, which makes for a couple dynamic scenes, but not an extraordinary protagonist.

RoboCop” is not just the »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Batman Vs Superman Bringing On Three New Vicious Villains For Action,New Details

3 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to new report from Batman News and their sources, three new villains for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, have been revealed. It turns out that we're going to see villains: Victor Zsasz, Morgan Edge, and David Cain. Victor is described as being a serial killer that Batman fights early on in Gotham City. He usually kills with just a knife and carves a tally mark somewhere on himself for every victim. He also made a brief appearance in Batman Begins. Next up, is: Morgan Edge, who's described as being a total slimeball and a public relations exec for Lexcorp. Basically, he’s Lex Luthor’s spokesman. We'll see Edge early on when he goes toe to toe with Lois Lane in a television talk show. In the movie’s backstory, Edge and Luthor were members of the most notorious gangs ever to »

- Andre

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Will Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Include 4 More Villains?

3 July 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The big Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice news item of the day may be the first official photo of Henry Cavill in Supes’ red cape and blue spandex, but late last night an intriguing rumor dropped that shouldn’t be ignored. According to Latino Review, Lex Luthor won’t be the only one causing trouble for the titular duo. In fact, he will be joined by four other DC villains.

The report names Victor Zsazs, Amanda Waller, Morgan Edge and David Cain as the four additional villains, and also says that rumors surrounding appearances from iconic villains like Metallo and The Joker are completely unfounded, so don’t expect to see the man with a Kryptonite heart or the Clown Prince of Crime onscreen anytime soon.

As always, take this news with a large pinch of salt until it’s officially confirmed. Latino Review is usually a pretty reliable source, »

- James Garcia

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Composer Hans Zimmer to Play London Concerts

3 July 2014 2:34 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Oscar winning Composer Hans Zimmer has been in the film industry for 30 years churning out classic soundtrack after classic soundtrack. He may not be a name you’d recognise but his music most definitely will be having been responsible for movie scores which include Rain Man in the late 80s, Bird on a Wire, Days of Thunder, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, Backdraft, Muppet Treasure Island, The Rock (my personal favourite) in the 90s and more recently he’s worked on scores which include Gladiator, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Inception, Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2  and Intersteller. The list is literally endless with classic score after classic score.

Zimmer has never done a concert before in his 30 years of working…. until now. Thanks to our friends at Collider, we »

- David Sztypuljak

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Best Shot Schedule - Final Episodes

2 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The first half of the 5th season of "Best Shot" began with the most robust participation ever. I hope we can kick it back up to that notch for these final 5-7 episodes. Here's what's on tap so adjust your queues and join the fun... 

Tues July 15th Batman 75th Anniversary Special (1989-2012)

WB/DC have been celebrating the 75th birthday of the winged nut (not to be confused with wingnut) all year with various events. For this special event, choose any one (or more) of the 9 theatrically released Batman features and select your "Best Shot". I'll link up to your selections. It'll be interesting to see which of the features and which characters are best represented, don't you think? I'm guessing everyone chooses Batman and Robin as their favorite. 

Batman (1966) | Batman (1989) | Batman Returns (1992) | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) | Batman Forever (1995) | Batman & Robin (1997) | Batman Begins (2005) | The Dark Knight (2008) | The Dark Knight Rises »


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