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Here’s the New Trailer for the Sci-Fi Musical Bang Bang Baby Starring Jane Levy

29 August 2014 5:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bang Bang Baby, developed by Jeffrey St. Jules in the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation, is an otherworldly musical about Stepphy (Jane Levy), who is trapped in the sleepy 1960′s town of Lonely Arms taking care of her alcoholic father (Peter Stormare).  Stepphy dreams of escaping to a better life on the stage and screen, and when rock star Bobby Shore’s (Justin Chatwin) car breaks down in Lonely Arms, it seems her impossible dream might actually be coming true. But when Fabian (David Reale), the town creep, tells Stepphy that the local chemical factory is leaking dangerous purple fumes that can cause human mutations, Stepphy becomes obsessed with hiding these dark secrets from Bobby until they can escape together and make all of her fantasies a reality.

This unique and stylized film stars Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Suburgatory) in a defining turn as Stepphy, a small town girl who »

- Tom Stockman

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Da Vinci Code 3 to Begin Filming in April, Tom Hanks Set to Return

27 August 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures is moving forward with the third installment in "The Da Vinci Code" franchise by schedule an April start in Italy. The new movie is called "Inferno" and is once again based on a Dan Brown novel. The studio recently signed a deal with Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer are also set to return. The script is written by David Koepp (Angels and Demons, War of the Worlds). In "Inferno," Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno. »

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Directors' Trademarks: Steven Spielberg

26 August 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Directors’ Trademarx is back! At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. To kick things off again, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Steven Spielberg as director.

No director is as well known, nor has had as much success in Hollywood as Steven Spielberg. He invented a style of filmmaking that audiences ate up in the 1980’s, single-handedly invented the modern blockbuster, and was influential in helping George Lucas make Star Wars. From a young age, Spielberg was fascinated by theater and film. In his teens, he used an 8mm camera to film movies with his friends. Later, he became an intern at Universal Studios, and the rest is history. 

Spielberg’s career started small. First he directed segments of TV shows, and then later entire episodes. His success convinced the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Dark Hall Mansion’s 10-Print Twilight Zone Episode Series by Tom Whalen on Sale Tuesday, August 19th

18 August 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Dark Hall Mansion will be kicking a series of prints based on legendary episodes of The Twilight Zone on Tuesday, August 19th, and the best news is that every poster was designed by artist Tom Whalen.  Each print is an original rendering based on a classic Twilight Zone episode, ranging from “Eye of the Beholder” to “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” to “Living Doll” to “Nick of Time”.  The first print will be released tomorrow, August 19th, and it’s for “Eye of the Beholder”, with a sneak peek arriving online today.  Each print will have a worldwide run of 230 standard editions ($450 for all 10) with 70 variant editions ($650 for all 10).  Any unsold prints will be available for individual purchase at a later date for $65/$100 each. Additionally, if you buy a subscription to Dark Hall Mansion as part of the Twilight Zone series, you will receive a reservation for Tom Whalen’s War of the Worlds print, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Miranda Otto joins HBO's 'Westworld'

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Actress Miranda Otto is joining the many familiar faces who have signed onto HBO’s increasingly intriguing Westworld. The Lord of the Rings and War of the Worlds co-star has joined the cast of the sci-fi pilot, about a futuristic theme park that caters to dark human desires.

Otto will play “Virginia Pittman,” the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department. We’re told “her brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

The Westworld cast has grown rapidly over the past several weeks. »

- James Hibberd

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

14 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Curiosity rover has begun snooping about for evidence of life on Mars.  I’ll be watching those pictures closely for evidence of wine on Mars.  Paul Mantee’s character in Robinson Crusoe on Mars could have used a little martian vino, be it red or white.

Had Daniel Defoe’s earthbound Crusoe known he would be marooned for 28 years, he might have tried making some wine - if only for sacramental purposes.  The 18th-century Crusoe got religion by reading the Bible while stranded.  Imagine what he could have accomplished, inspired by a couple of issues of Wine Spectator. 

Hollywood’s version of the desert island is Mars in the 1964 film billed as “scientifically authentic.”  That must have referred to the Technicolor process, because little else seems to be very realistic.  Tfh says the movie does borrow effects from “War of the Worlds” and “Destination Moon,” and the presentation is 1964-moderne, »

- Randy Fuller

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Trailer for Left Behind Details The Action-Packed Aftermath of The Rapture

6 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Stoney Lake Entertainment has announced the feature film adaptation of the popular book series, “Left Behind.” The film stars Nicolas Cage, who is piloting a plane mere hours after the Rapture occurs. The film also stars Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks and is directed by Vic Armstrong (“Thor,” “Amazing Spider-Man,” “War of the Worlds”). “‘Left Behind’ follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back  [ Read More ]

The post Trailer for Left Behind Details The Action-Packed Aftermath of The Rapture appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Industrial Light and Magic gives Tmnt some redesigned turtle power

5 August 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Over the past two years, inside the high-tech sanctuary of Industrial Light and Magic, the man who built a virtual virgin jungle for the last Indiana Jones movie and conjured 150-foot-tall aliens for War of the Worlds has been confronting his most difficult task yet: creating a digital version of the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that could realistically interact on screen with Megan Fox.

On this assignment, Pablo Helman needed more than just turtle power.

"For me, in the 19 years that I've been at Ilm, this is one of the most challenging projects I've worked on," the visual effects supervisor said in a recent interview at his office. "Technologically, it's very difficult to capture someone's performance, put it on a character and make it believable. In this case, we had to design a way to combine performances that were taken at many different times."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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The Vicious Brothers Deliver Horror in First Look at Extraterrestrial [Trailer]

1 August 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

I never really thought I'd get excited for an alien abduction movie, especially one that looks somewhere between War of the Worlds and Fire in the Sky but good god Extraterrestrial looks amazing.

I'm not even exaggerating. The first trailer for The Vicious Brothers (previously of Grave Encounters (review)) penned and directed alien horror is spectacular to behold, even if the trailer uses that annoying as hell horn sound. It's bloody, terrifying and at times completely disorienting.

Extraterrestrial will make its debut at the first ever Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival which runs August 21 to 24 and coincides with Wizard World Chicago. After that, [Continued ...] »

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Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller

21 July 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Steven Spielberg is pushing ahead with his next film, even though he has yet to settle on a title for the Cold War thriller that will star Tom Hanks. He’s now organised a reunion with Amy Ryan (who had a tiny role in War Of The Worlds) and has Alan Alda, Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen all in various stages of talks to join the cast.Joel and Ethan Coen have been busy on a rewrite of the script for the film, while Matt Charman wrote the original version of the story. It’s based on the true-life tale of James Donovan (Hanks); a lawyer who was pushed headfirst into the Cold War during the 1960s when he had to negotiate for the release of downed U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers after the airman was shot down over Russia.So far, all we know about the new recruits »

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Face Off Comes to Halloween Horror Nights

17 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

That's right, kids! Both John Travolta and Nicolas Cage will be simultaneously haunt... what's that? Not the John Woo flick? Damn it! We're talking about the amazing creatures created for the Syfy channel's TV show "Face Off." My bad. Yep! They're coming! Read on for details.

From the Press Release

The most twisted and gruesome character creations featured on Syfy’s hit competition series “Face Off” will be live and “In the Flesh” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events, beginning Friday, September 19.

Nightmarish creatures will surround guests on both coasts as the macabre visions of some of the most talented up-and-coming make-up artists from the show are brought to life.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will feature an all new street experience with ten different character creations inspired by the acclaimed Syfy series, including a look designed by Season 5 “Face Off »

- Steve Barton

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Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees

12 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.

This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films.  The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.

Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.

Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.

Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).

Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »

- Terek Puckett

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When Aliens Invade: 8 Great Invasion Movies

9 July 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The alien invasion scenario is a common one in cinema – and for good reason. If movies are a mirror, reflecting social anxieties and regrets, then the alien invasion trope is one of the most adaptable allegories imaginable. For decades, filmmakers have used it to discuss military policies, fear of technology and concern over environmental abuses. Our scientific progress as a species, in conflict with the moral progress of our conscience, and our natural fear of change, are all to be found in the alien invasion movie. There are three main types of cinematic alien invasion – each serving a different purpose – although variations and combinations do occasionally appear. These are Occupation, Infiltration and Raid.

The Occupation alien invasion movie addresses two main concerns about the human condition. First, are the films featuring aliens that want our planet, and are entirely disinterested in us. We are inconsequential, and serve no purpose. We »

- Sarah Myles

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Instant Debate: How to Make Indiana Jones 5 Work

9 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Many of you may have heard by now, the rumors floating around about Robert Pattinson being considered to play Dr. Jones in some sort of new Indiana Jones reboot for Disney/Lucasfilm. While our own sources have raised some eyebrows at the idea, this got our staff to discussing how Disney should move forward with the Indiana Jones franchise, and potentially reboot it. Come inside to see our contributors’ thoughts on the subject and add in your own!

First, let’s talk about this rumor. Over the last couple months, a pair of names have been associated with a new take on Indiana Jones, to lead the franchise into a new generation. The first rumor pegged Bradley Cooper as a possibility, and the latest says that Robert Pattinson may be taking over. Neither of these have jived with previous rumors that Harrison Ford desperately wants to do another Indiana Jones film, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Kid’s Corner: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films

8 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has taken movie audiences on extravagant adventures of a lifetime during his lengthy course behind the camera when impacting the film industry with his captivating on-screen imagination. Spielberg has shown an amazing range of vision and scope when tackling various movie genres that tap in the collective consciousness of moviegoers. Science fiction, social issue dramas, action and adventure, period pieces, family-oriented fantasies, comedies, war movies–you name it and Spielberg has done it on the big screen in his illustrious film career in directing, producing, writing and promoting.

Although Spielberg has done his share of adult-oriented films that cater to the sophisticated masses he is primarily known for his whimsical kid-friendly fare or at least releases that feature children in some of his escapist gems that may not necessarily be considered kiddie-coated. In Kid’s Play: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films we will take a »

- Frank Ochieng

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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Weekend Report: 'Transformers' Repeats On Weak Independence Day Weekend

6 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction easily held on to first place at the box office over a very slow Fourth of July weekend.Melissa McCarthy's Tammy did fine business in second place, while Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo flopped.The Top 12 earned a combined $120.6 million this weekend. That's down a massive 46 percent from last year, when Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger opened. In fact, it's the worst Independence Day weekend since 1999 ($116.5 million). That's a horrible way to kick off the ever-important month of July, and all-but-guarantees that this is going to be one of the lowest-grossing Summer seasons in the past decade.Transformers: Age of Extinction plummeted 63 percent to an estimated $37.1 million. Without any serious competition, Transformers became the first movie since Captain America: The Winter Soldier to repeat in first place. So far, Age of Extinction has earned $175.4 million, and is trailing the last »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Is this the golden age of TV horror?

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

With Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, The Walking Dead & more, Ron suggests this is a golden age in the history of Us TV horror…

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On April 30th 1954, a Finnish-American actress, showgirl and pin-up named Maila Nurmi sashayed down a dark corridor fogged with dry ice, stopped on cue and unleashed a bloodcurdling scream. She was sporting her best faux-Morticia Addams dress, vampy fingernails, long black hair and an imperious expression. After the introductory trance and shriek that began every episode of Kabc TV’s The Vampira Show, the host would recline on a skull-decorated Victorian couch and mockingly introduce one of any number of low-budget and no-budget horror films for her late-night television audience. Vampira was the first horror host in American television, appearing on the air only five short years after the station first signed on in Los Angeles.

“Screaming relaxes me so”

Though Vampira’s reign as »

- louisamellor

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Highest Grossing July 4th Weekend Releases

4 July 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This weekend we might see Transformers: Age of Extinction make somewhere around $47 million or so, but that won't be enough to make it one of the highest grossing July 4 weekend totals. Using data from Box Office Mojo, directly below are the highest July 4 weekend box office results, both actual dollar figures and adjusted for inflation. Perhaps most interesting, to me, is the fact not a single release has ever topped $100 million for the July 4 weekend, though, I guess when you consider a lot of these are actually released a few days before it's not really a fair barometer. After all, while Transformers: Dark of the Moon may have made $97.8 million on July 4 weekend, by the end of said weekend its domestic total was already up to $162.6 million. I guess the biggest question is to wonder how many of these massive money makers are actually goodc See anything you truly lovec »

- Brad Brevet

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