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‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts

‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Scott Frank first conceived of “Godless” because he loved the Western genre. In an interview with IndieWire, he said, “It’s the romance of living in that time, everything from the horses to the guns. There’s a very romantic notion, the kind of surviving through all of that and living out there in those days. A lot of people look back on that and wish we were sort of there again, in many ways.”

“It’s not just the negative aspects, like the violence and sort of the being caught out in the elements. All of that are certainly part of it, but it’s also just the quiet, giant, empty spaces that we don’t have anymore, or we certainly don’t experience every day anymore.”

On Netflix’s limited Western series “Godless,” a sharp-shooter named Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) flees from the gang of outlaws he
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‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts

‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Scott Frank first conceived of “Godless” because he loved the Western genre. In an interview with IndieWire, he said, “It’s the romance of living in that time, everything from the horses to the guns. There’s a very romantic notion, the kind of surviving through all of that and living out there in those days. A lot of people look back on that and wish we were sort of there again, in many ways.”

“It’s not just the negative aspects, like the violence and sort of the being caught out in the elements. All of that are certainly part of it, but it’s also just the quiet, giant, empty spaces that we don’t have anymore, or we certainly don’t experience every day anymore.”

On Netflix’s limited Western series “Godless,” a sharp-shooter named Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) flees from the gang of outlaws he
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7 of the Best One-Shot Action Sequences, From ‘Oldboy’ to ‘The Revenant’

7 of the Best One-Shot Action Sequences, From ‘Oldboy’ to ‘The Revenant’
Most single-shot sequences, aren’t. What you’d swear are single takes are actually seamless edits — but that doesn’t dilute their mind-bending power. Even better: one-take action sequences like the third-act corker in “Atomic Blonde,” which sees Charlize Theron battling scads of baddies in a longform, long-take sequence designed to look like a single shot.

David Deitch’s film is filled with heart-pounding action scenes (Theron cracked multiple teeth while filming the Cold War-set Berlin spy thriller), but it’s that big final battle that action fans will remember. And while “Atomic Blonde” feels fresh, the sequence takes plenty of cues from single-shots that have come before.

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’ Review: Charlize Theron Kicks Ass In Cold War Action-Thriller — SXSW 2017

Fans of both Theron and single-shot sequences can get a small taste of the ass-kicking to come in “Atomic Blonde” (for the really curious, the single-shot segment plays out mostly on the stairs,
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‘Free Fire’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win Ben Wheatley Shoot-Em-Up on Blu-ray

‘Free Fire’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win Ben Wheatley Shoot-Em-Up on Blu-ray
British director Ben Wheatley chilled us to the bone with “Kill List,” made us think with “High-Rise,” and gave us a roaring good time with this year’s shoot-em-up throwback, “Free Fire.” The film is set in the late seventies against the backdrop of Northern Ireland’s guerrilla war, and stars Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Brie Larson as some of the characters involved in an illegal gun deal between Ira soldiers and gun dealers that quickly dissolves into a barrage of bullets.

To celebrate the Blu-Ray release of “Fire Fire” on July 18, we’ve giving away five Blu-Ray copies of the film to five lucky winners based in the United States.

Read More‘Free FireReview: Brie Larson Stars In the Craziest Shootout of All Time

Now through Monday, July 17 at noon Et, readers in the U.S. can enter to win by filling out the registration form below.
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Our favourite scenes from filmmaker Luc Besson before Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets

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Our favourite scenes from filmmaker Luc Besson before Valerian and The City of a Thousand PlanetsOur favourite scenes from filmmaker Luc Besson before Valerian and The City of a Thousand PlanetsAdriana Floridia6/15/2017 9:49:00 Am

Luc Besson has always made incredibly distinctive films, whether he's working in France or America.

This summer, he's bringing us the visual epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is based on the material that inspired Star Wars. This is a passion project for Besson, who always wanted to adapt the French comic series "Valérian and Laureline". The comics also served as an inspiration on his film, The Fifth Element.

We can't wait to see Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevigne co-star in the film as Valerian and Laureline, two special operatives who are sent to Alpha, an incredible city that is being threatened by a dark force. We're confident that the visuals will blow our minds,
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Our favourite Edgar Wright scenes before Baby Driver

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Our favourite Edgar Wright scenes before Baby DriverOur favourite Edgar Wright scenes before Baby DriverAdriana Floridia5/15/2017 10:35:00 Am

Edgar Wright only has four major features under his belt, but he's already regarded as a legendary filmmaker.

Three of these films make up the "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy, a series of films which are all directed by Wright, written by Wright and actor Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End make up this thematic trilogy--which have a running joke of all being in reference to a different flavour of Cornetto ice cream. Despite this quirky running theme, the three films are vastly different. Shaun of the Dead is a zombie film, Hot Fuzz is a buddy cop movie, and The World's End is an apocalyptic pub crawl. All three are hilarious and highly regarded comedy films.

Wright has expanded from this team once already,
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8 of the Best Movie Shootouts Ever

Ben Robins with eight of the best movie shootouts ever…

With Ben Wheatley’s Boston-set shootout comedy Free Fire finally hitting UK screens this week, it seems only appropriate to remind ourselves of all the best and bloodiest gunfights to date, which there’ve been many of. In fact, narrowing it down to just the eight listed here was an almighty task in itself. You could very happily write an entire book just on movie shootouts alone.

*Spoilers may follow*

The Matrix (1998) – The Lobby Shootout

Quite easily one of the most influential action scenes of the last twenty years, the Wachowskis very much set the pace for almost every shootout since with this ridiculously explosive second act monster. From the opening kung-fu to the now iconic industrial score, it’s a beautifully barmy bit of Hollywood filmmaking, full of crazy backflips, running up walls and needlessly spraying huge amounts of bullets.
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Alicia Vikander is Going to Hunt Down Monsters in Ben Wheatley’s Wildly Ambitious ‘Freakshift’

Alicia Vikander is Going to Hunt Down Monsters in Ben Wheatley’s Wildly Ambitious ‘Freakshift’
Ben Wheatley has long talked about wanting to make a movie called “Freakshift,” in which cops head out at night to hunt down and kill monsters coming up from underground. It’s the movie you need a pretty hefty budget for, and it appears after rising through the ranks with well-received genre films like “Kill List,” “High-Rise” and “Free Fire,” Wheatley finally has enough stature to secure the budget and make this passion project a reality.

Read More: Alicia Vikander and Eva Green’s New Drama ‘Euphoria’ Starts Production

Deadline reports that Alicia Vikander is in talks to lead the project, which is aiming to begin production this August. She’s currently shooting the “Tomb Raider” reboot, but that wouldn’t interfere with Wheatley’s film as production on the blockbuster is expected to wrap in early summer. Her casting would mark the latest Oscar winner to join a Wheatley movie.
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Justin Bieber Bounces Back From Big Hit at NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout

Justin Bieber Bounces Back From Big Hit at NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout
Justin Bieber might have just scored himself a second career in hockey.

The 22-year-old singer made quite the impression at the NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout on Saturday, where he joined Wayne Gretzky's winning team.

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Bieber was all over the ice during the game, completing successful zone entries and drawing penalties before chipping in offensively, picking up an assist on Eric Lindros' goal. It was a big comeback for the Biebs, who was pinned against the glass by Chris Pronger earlier in the game.

Exclusive: Kourtney Kardashian Is Not Hooking Up With Justin Bieber or Dating Scott Disick, Source Says

Despite getting smashed on the ice, JBiebs appeared to have a great day playing and mingling with some hockey greats.

Watch: Mark Wahlberg Says Justin Bieber Sent Him Photos of His Calvin Klein Underwear Ads

There's a chance Bieber
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Justin Bieber Joins the Starting Line Up for NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout

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Justin Bieber Joins the Starting Line Up for NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout
Justin Bieber is the latest famous hockey fan to be added to the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout competition, TheWrap has learned. The “Sorry” singer will join fellow Canadian Taylor Kitsch, Alan Thicke’s son Carter, Tim Robbins, David Boreanaz and Ross Lynch at the game set to tip off Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:15 p.m. Pt at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. NHL.com and the NHL App will live stream the charity game. Bieber showed his hockey fandom in the U.K last October when he took to the ice during a practice session with the Manchester Storm.
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Robin Thicke Will Pay Tribute to Father Alan Thicke at NHL100 Gala

Robin Thicke Will Pay Tribute to Father Alan Thicke at NHL100 Gala
Robin Thicke is paying tribute to his late father, Alan Thicke.

Et has learned that the "Blurred Lines" singer will honor his beloved dad -- who died after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey last month -- at the National Hockey League's All-Star event, The NHL100, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles next Friday.

Watch: Robin Thicke Remembers Late Father Alan Thicke As 'The Greatest Man I Ever Met'

The 90-minute event will feature the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout, a hockey game pitting NHL legends against A-list celebrities. Both teams will be wearing jerseys with a patch dedicated to Alan, who was a passionate fan of the sport.

John Legend, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr are just a few of the celebrities confirmed to take part in the game. Select All-Star Celebrity Shootout game-worn jerseys will be available for auction following the match, which benefits Echoes of Hope, a nonprofit
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Shootout with Stormtroopers Takes Place in First Clip from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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A stormtrooper shootout with Jyn (Felicity Jones) and Captain Cassian (Diego Luna) ensues in the first clip from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Synopsis: "From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves."

Directed by Gareth Edwards (2014’s Godzilla), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker. Disney will release the film in theaters on December 16th.

Clip courtesy of JoBlo:

The post Shootout
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‘Hard Boiled’: Tom Hiddleston and Ben Wheatley to Reunite on Frank Miller Comic Adaptation

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‘Hard Boiled’: Tom Hiddleston and Ben Wheatley to Reunite on Frank Miller Comic Adaptation
Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston are likely to continue the partnership they formed on “High-Rise,” reports Deadline. Warner Bros. is developing an adaptation of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s comic book “Hard Boiled” and are looking to have Wheatley direct and Hiddleston star.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston Unleash Cinema’s Most Iconic Beast

Both have been especially busy of late: Wheatley just premiered “Free Fire” at the Toronto International Film Festival, while Hiddleston starred in AMC’s “The Night Manager” miniseries and has “Kong: Skull Island” on the way as well. “Hard Boiled,” a three-issue miniseries that was published by Dark Horse Comics between 1990 and 1992, tells of insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who lives in a dystopian Los Angeles and becomes a RoboCop-like cyborg tax collector with murderous tendencies, because why not.

Read More: ‘Free Fire’ Trailer: Brie Larson and Ben Wheatley Unleash
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‘The Glass Castle’ Images: Brie Larson and Naomi Watts Star in Dysfunctional Family Drama

‘The Glass Castle’ Images: Brie Larson and Naomi Watts Star in Dysfunctional Family Drama
Brie Larson has a slew of projects in the works including “Captain Marvel,” Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” and “Kong: Skull Island,” out March 10, 2017. Also included in her slate is the upcoming drama “The Glass Castle,” and Entertainment Weekly has your first look.

Based on Jeanette Walls’ 2005 best-selling memoir of the same name, the film recounts the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing Walls and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents, alcoholic Rex, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, and artist Rose Mary (Naomi Watts).

Read More: Brie Larson Sets Directorial Debut With Indie Comedy ‘Unicorn Store

In the two new images, Academy Award winner Larson is seen with a stern look on her face and dark, reddish-brown hair, wearing a crisp button-up shirt with a brown belt and slacks. The second picture includes Watts, Harrelson and their four other children standing outside by a car. Check out the images here.
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James Franco’s Movie Column: Why Fame Is So Seductive In ‘Author: The Jt Leroy Story’

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James Franco’s Movie Column: Why Fame Is So Seductive In ‘Author: The Jt Leroy Story’
James + Semaj is a column where James Franco talks to his reverse self, Semaj, about new films. Rather than a conventional review, it is place where James and Semaj can muse about ideas that the films provoke. James loves going to the movies and talking about them. But a one-sided take on a movie, in print, might be misconstrued as a review. As someone in the industry it could be detrimental to James’s career if he were to review his peers, because unlike the book industry—where writers review other writer’s books—the film industry is highly collaborative, and a bad review of a peer could create problems. So, assume that James (and Semaj) love all these films. What they’re interested in talking about is all the ways the films inspire them, and make them think. James is me, and Semaj is the other side of me.
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Michael Fassbender Laments his Magneto Performance: ‘It’s Just Like Some Dude Shouting’

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Michael Fassbender Laments his Magneto Performance: ‘It’s Just Like Some Dude Shouting’
This past Wednesday, the Toronto Film Festival hosted its annual pre-opening-night fundraising event the Tiff Soirée, where proceeds go to help the festival as well under-served Toronto youth. The guest of honor for the evening was actor Michael Fassbender who participated in a career-long retrospective with Tiff artistic director Cameron Bailey. During the event, Fassbender provided some interesting details about his creative process as well as his thoughts about his performances, including the one’s he didn’t like so much, such as Magneto in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” According to Vulture, he was “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment” when the clip was playing for the audience and eventually admitted that he’s not a fan of his acting. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like…some dude shouting.”

Read More: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ First Look: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander’s
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15 Things We Learned From the 'De Palma' Documentary

15 Things We Learned From the 'De Palma' Documentary
The setup to De Palma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's engrossing new documentary about the life and career of controversial filmmaker Brian De Palma (opening in theaters on June 10th), couldn't be simpler: The 75-year-old director dissects most of his films and shares analyses and behind-the-scenes anecdotes in between clips. Forget talking-head testimonials from collaborators, flashy visuals or dramatic reenactments. You just get the man himself, looking back and holding court in all his verbose, insightful glory.

And that is more than enough. Known primarily for his obsession with voyeurism,
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Reality TV Attorney Found Dead; Boyfriend Arrested

Reality TV Attorney Found Dead; Boyfriend Arrested
The star of SundanceTV reality show “Loredana, Esq.” was found dead Wednesday in her home in Redondo Beach, Calif.

The body of attorney Loredana Nesci, 47, was discovered when her boyfriend Robert Reagan, 51, called police to report an emergency early Wednesday morning, according to the L.A. Times. Reagan was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail.

Police said the couple had been arguing and that she was either shot or stabbed.

Nesci was known as “the legal diva” on the show that ran for six episodes in 2014 and showed the couple bickering over childcare and home renovations. She was a former Lapd officer who said on her website that she was involved in the North Hollywood shootout before becoming an attorney and hosting a legal radio show.

She had a son with Reagan, who was not home at the time.
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Watch: The Realism Behind the "True Detective" Shootout

One of the most impressive aspects of the shootout scene from "Down Will Come", the fourth episode of this season of "True Detective", and one of the things I highlighted in my episode recap, was how the action completely altered the trajectory of the character of Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch). A former military man, lost and unconnected now that he's home, suddenly finds himself right back in the chaos. That chaos is a fundamental aspect of who Paul really is, it's what he thrives on. When the action finally dies down, Paul is the only survivor who seems anachronistically at ease. Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and Velcoro (Colin Farrell) just went through a physical and mental ordeal and are uncomfortable to be left standing to say the least. Rachel McAdams herself even had a physical reaction during the filming of the scene. HBO has just released a behind the scenes look
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100 Essential Action Scenes: Shootouts

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or
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