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Ever wonder how The Shawshank Redemption's Andy and Red lived out the rest of their lives? We'll never know, but we do know that Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited for a screening to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary earlier this week in Beverly Hills. After two decades, the movie remains literally the highest-rated film on IMDb, tied with The Godfather. It's pretty touching to see the stars, who also both worked on 2005's War of the Worlds, together again after so long. Take a trip down memory lane with the reunion pictures, and maybe rewatch the classic this weekend! »
Following a trail of disturbing rumors from the town's secretive population, he soon discovers that they aren't the only residents of Boyle.
Contemporary visual artist Patricia Piccinini will design the creatures, with Emmy-winning makeup artist & creature designer Steve Johnson ("War of the Worlds") on board to do the visual and creature effects along with his partner, filmmaker Robert L. Lucas.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
The film is based on the novel entitled “Don’t Point That Thing At Me” by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
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- Michelle McCue
If long-time Leprechaun fans were upset with what Lionsgate and WWE Studios did with their gritty reboot of Leprechaun: Origins, then you may get your fix with Gnome Alone, which stars the former Mini Me, Verne Troyer.
Based on the title, we can only assume this will have the tongue in cheek humour of the original Leprechaun series. Check out the artwork and synopsis below:
“When timid college student Zoe witnesses a hit-and-run, the dying victim gives her a strange amulet. Suddenly, all those who have offended Zoe in her life begin dying horrible deaths at the hands of a malicious gnome (Troyer). When Zoe discovers the horrible history behind the amulet, will she be able to harness its magical power before the gnome begins killing those closest to her?”
- Luke Owen
On a recent trip to London, I noticed the sheer number of films playing in theaters or listed online that play in European countries that we never see here in North America unless they are Oscar contenders or crazy genre flicks. Robot Overlords falls in the latter category. Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley, Robot Overlords plays like a cross between War Of The Worlds, Pacific Rim, and young adult franchises like Divergent or The Hunger Games. Opening next March, Robot Overlords »
- Alex Maidy
With Ebola ravaging West Africa, and flu season quickly approaching, I can’t help but think about infectious diseases and how I will survive. In troubled times like these, I turn to movies for reassurance. No, I’m not talking about watching Outbreak and realizing that saving the world from an airborne Ebola-like pandemic is as simple as catching a monkey in the suburbs, or watching Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and realizing that bats and pigs (and Gwyneth Paltrow) are the worst biological enemies known to man. Instead, I look to more traditional science fiction and realize that while diseases lay waste to large segments of the human population, they may also be our saving grace from alien invasion. After all, that’s the plan that H.G. Wells laid out in “War of the Worlds,” which was adapted into films in 1953 and 2005. While Wells (along with George Pal and later Steven Spielberg) warned us of potential dangers »
- Kevin Carr
Here at Thn we couldn’t be happier that the BFI is currently celebrating all things Sf with a plethora of events across the UK. With over 1000 screenings of classic film and TV at 200 plus locations, there’s a veritable constellation of sparkly gems for any Sf aficionado to glut themselves with.
Cinema and science fiction have always been close bedfellows—and it’s no surprise really. As far back as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, weird and wonderful ideas about science, humanity, and the universe were captivating readers. And of course, we all know what a godsend Shelley’s creature was to the silver screen.
But what’s the magic ingredient which makes Sf so enduring? You only have to cast your eyes down cinema or TV listings to see the number of features with a speculative element. The X-men franchise, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics (photo: Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho') I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the category or criteria, because these lists are almost invariably compiled by people who know little about films beyond mainstream Hollywood stuff released in the last decade or two. But the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the 100 Scariest Movies Ever Made, which came out in October 2006, does include several oldies — e.g., James Whale's Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein — in addition to, gasp, a handful of non-American horror films such as Dario Argento's Suspiria, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, and F.W. Murnau's brilliant Dracula rip-off Nosferatu. (Check out the full list of the Chicago Film Critics' top 100 horror movies of all time. »
- Andre Soares
Halloween is finally upon us, and a lot of you have been holding down your own horror movie marathons. We're sure you've included the classics, but not many of them actually take place on All Hallow's Eve. And the ones that do? Well, quite a few are not very good. John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween is of course a classic. 2009's Trick 'r Treat is a new perennial favorite that grows its cult base every year. And you simply can't go wrong with The Nightmare Before Christmas between now and New Year's Eve. But you may want to seek out new and interesting films that revolve around this terrifying treat-filled holiday. The following list of movies is not for you! This is a warning: Do not invite your friends over for the following 13 fright flicks, as they are the worst Halloween movies of all-time. That said, they are not without their merits. »
A wonderful trailer has been released for a documentary called Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles. Welles is a legendary filmmaker who is best known for his film Citizen Kane and his famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast. He was an incredible artist and visionary, and the doc focuses on his Hollywood career as a star and troubled director. According to IndieWire,
Magician digs into Welles' oeuvre on the eve of his centenary. Workman covers the midwestern childhood demons that fueled Citizen Kane, young Welles' prodigious theatrical accomplishments, love of Shakespeare, and move toward radio and cinema with "Citizen Kane," which was demolished by the film's fictionalized subject, William Randolph Hearst, as well as how Welles was his own worst enemy in terms of protecting his work. There is rarely seen footage of such masterpieces as Chimes at Midnight (he plays Falstaff) and Macbeth, The Trial and Mr. Arkadin. »
- Joey Paur
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Each year, the All American High School Film Festival selects the best short films from student filmmakers across the country and showcases them for attendees at its annual, New York City-based festival. Moviefone is proud to call itself a partner of the festival, and this year, "The Exes" star David Alan Basche will be a judge and a presenter.
Basche has an extensive career in film, appearing most notably in "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "United 93" (2006). Today, however, the actor stars on the TV Land series "The Exes," a comedy about a group of divorced friends who try to get back to the single life. With a career that spans both TV and film, Basche was the perfect person to give us 5 awesome movies with sitcom stars.
Check out the five picks below, complete with Basche's commentary!
From October 24 - 26, the 2014 All American High School Film Festival will celebrate »
- Moviefone Staff
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
Ty Simpkins, at the young age of 13, is in high demand for two of Hollywood’s biggest film franchises.
Simpkins starred in Iron Man 3 alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Harley Keener, a character that’s more or less a younger version of Tony Stark. Marvel has locked Simpkins into a deal in which they have priority for three sequels in the franchise.
For Jurassic World, which is currently in postproduction, Ty was tapped to play Gray. For the part, the established young actor earned a $200,000 base salary and stands to make another $125,000 if the film does well at the box office, reported TMZ. Furthermore, Simpkins will be paid a $400,000 base for a sequel and double that for a third Jurassic film – if filming doesn't conflict with Iron Man.
Born in Memphis, raised in Mississippi, four years in the Air Force, acted off- and then on-Broadway, spent the '70s on The Electric Company, spent the early '80s on Another World, earned one Oscar nomination as the street smart one in Street Smart, earned another Oscar nomination as the one who wasn't Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, stole Robin Hood from Kevin Costner, almost stole Unforgiven from Clint Eastwood: This is what Morgan Freeman did for his first 57 years on this planet. Technically. But even if you know that Freeman had been a working actor for close to three decades beforehand, »
- Darren Franich
The slippery, multi-tentacled creatures seen in Gareth Edwards’ “Monsters” have adapted to Earth’s harshest environments, migrating from their Central American infected zone to other parts of the planet in “Monsters: Dark Continent.” Not so much a sequel as another stultifying character drama set in a world overrun by aliens, this 10-years-later spinoff switches directors and genres, as first-timer Tom Green (building on experience from British TV’s “Misfits” and “Blackout”) helms a taxingly over-earnest war movie set in an unspecified Middle Eastern country, where American soldiers deal with insurgents while the menacing MTRs (as they’re now called) lumber about in the background.
Though the human characters from “Monsters” are long gone and only a modified version of the creatures remain, Green’s film should benefit from brand recognition worldwide, sparking international sales and audience curiosity for a film that otherwise wouldn’t much interest moviegoers. Genre shingle Vertigo »
- Peter Debruge
Q. What do Lincoln, E.T., The Color Purple, War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park, 12 Years a Slave, Eat Pray Love, A Mighty Heart, World War Z, Jane Eyre, Saving Mr. Banks, Proof, Elizabeth, The Master, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception, Hustle & Flow, The Hunger Games, Monsters, Inc., A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 3 have in common? A. They were all produced by women. Look around. Female producers are everywhere: Shepherding the new Star Wars trilogy. Bringing the latest Hunger Games to theaters. And in February, when Oscar night rolls around, 11 women »
- Nicole Sperling
Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski works on about one film per year and has collaborated with Steven Spielberg on over a dozen films, including "Schindler's List," "War of the Worlds," "Munich," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and "Lincoln." He recently completed work on Robert Downey Jr's "The Judge" and is already planning something for 2015. In an interview with Variety, he revealed that his next movie will be a re-teaming with Spielberg for "Indiana Jones 5." We've heard of lots of hints that "Indiana Jones 5" is moving forward, but mostly from crew members and leaked schedules. But now that Kaminski has confirmed the project, it's only a matter of time before filming begins. »
The folks over at /Film have discovered an interesting new piece of the Indiana Jones 5 puzzle, that points back to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who’s worked with Steven Spielberg on a handful of films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Schindler’s List, War of the Worlds, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report and Saving Private Ryan among others.
Variety first posted an article titled Top Cinematographers Offer Online Course on Filmmaking, that concluded this little nugget of info about Kaminski…
“Since then, Kaminski has made more than a dozen films with Steven Spielberg, earning two Oscars along the way. His credits include Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and The Diving Bell & the Butterfly. His next project is the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie.”
While a paragraph from an article completely unrelated to the news item itself isn’t exactly the most credible of sources, »
- James Garcia
As something of a connoisseur of horror films I’ve seen many, many of them over the years. Some have been good, some great, some downright terrible and then there are those that just defy definition. They’re so bad that they’re good, and there are few finer examples of these kinds of movies than 1988’s Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
The title alone should let you know what you’re in for, and it doesn’t disappoint, delivering exactly what it says on the tin. The plot, such as it is, has a race of aliens that happen to resemble the titular funny folk touching down in the sleepy town of Crescent Cove and proceeding to kill the townsfolk. Why here? We’re not really sure, but it’s suggested that they’ve made the equivalent of a pit stop at an intergalactic fast food joint for a »
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