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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Die Hard’ opened in theaters

15 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

July 15, 1988 must have been the day to celebrate Christmas in July because it’s the day classic Christmas movie (don’t argue) Die Hard was gifted to us. 28 years after the Die Hard hit theaters, it’s difficult to accept that the movie’s great villain is gone, and it’s wild to think about the fact that this was his first Hollywood film role — Alan Rickman was in his first movie at age 42, which makes it all the more tragic that his life and career were cut short this year. Since 1988, Bruce Willis has made four more Die Hard movies. Meanwhile, director John McTiernan’s last completed film was 2003’s Basic, and these days he’s keeping busy bashing modern blockbusters, Captain America and Mad Max: Fury Road included.  Die Hard is available for purchase here on Fox Connect Other notable July 15 happenings in pop culture history: • 1963: The »

- Emily Rome

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

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- Vikram Murthi

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

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- Vikram Murthi

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UnREAL Stars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Engaged!

17 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations to newly engaged couple, Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy! The two actors, who met while filming season 1 of Lifetime's faux reality romance UnREAL, got engaged this past weekend in Canada, according to a representative for Stroma. "We can confirm that Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy are engaged," Stroma's rep said in an exclusive statement to People. "The proposal happened Sunday in Vancouver. They are both thrilled."Although the two actors' UnREAL characters won't be back for season 2 of the series, you can see both Braddy and Stroma in other TV shows. Braddy plays tough Shelby Wyatt on the FBI drama Quantico and Stroma, »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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UnREAL Stars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy Are Engaged!

17 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations to newly engaged couple, Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy! The two actors, who met while filming season 1 of Lifetime's faux reality romance UnREAL, got engaged this past weekend in Canada, according to a representative for Stroma. "We can confirm that Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy are engaged," Stroma's rep said in an exclusive statement to People. "The proposal happened Sunday in Vancouver. They are both thrilled."Although the two actors' UnREAL characters won't be back for season 2 of the series, you can see both Braddy and Stroma in other TV shows. Braddy plays tough Shelby Wyatt on the FBI drama Quantico and Stroma, »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Harry Potter, Eastwood and the Decline of Western Civilization: Packard in April

16 March 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Play Misty for Me': Rabid fan Jessica Walter makes life difficult for disc jockey Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood, 'Harry Potter' and 'The Decline of Western Civilization': Packard Campus movies Movies set in the world of music and/or radio are among the April 2016 highlights at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia. Packard Campus Recorded Sound Curator Matt Barton selected the documentaries and narrative features in this particular program, which, according to the Theater's press release, includes “several rarely projected films in original release prints from the Library's holdings.” Radio/music titles include: Clint Eastwood's 1971 feature film directorial debut, the thriller Play Misty for Me, starring Jessica Walter as a woman obsessed with both a late night disc jockey (Eastwood) and the song “Misty,” jazzily played by Errol Garner at the piano. Also in the cast: Donna Mills, frequent Eastwood director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, »

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Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 11 review

14 March 2016 1:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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In an act of circularity, Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands draws inspiration from the Beowulf-inspired The Lord Of The Rings...

This review contains spoilers.

This episode of Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands desperately wants to be The Lord Of The Rings. All episodes of Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands desperately want to be The Lord Of The Rings, of course, but in this one it is particularly obvious. In the brief pre-credits sequence, it has to be said, the ambition is really quite effective. The scene is short, sharp and to the point, and the looming shot of the militarily significant bridge that’s designed to remind us of the Argonath is suitably impressive.

Things start to fall apart a bit as we get to the episode proper, though. A sequence depicting Abrecan being armed for the fight, which looks almost exactly like the sequence depicting Theoden »

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Stan Lee’s Lucky Man episode 1 review

21 January 2016 10:39 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Happiness? More or less. Sky’s new Fantasy crime thriller stars James Nesbitt as a detective with luck on his side...

You can imagine the commissioning meeting that led to this one: “Whaddya got for me?” says a cigar-chomping exec, “another detective show? Where’s the super-powers? We gotta have super-powers. Get wassisname, the Spider-Man guy, pay him to come up with a new super-power.”

And so Stan Lee’s Lucky Man was born. Possibly.

Aside from his name and a requisite cameo in episode one, it’s hard to tell the extent of Stan Lee’s involvement in Sky’s new fantasy thriller. The IMDb gives him neither a writer nor a story credit on the show, yet press cuttings are calling it Lee’s UK television debut. Perhaps his role was like that of Peter Dinklage’s character in Elf, a trouble-shooter shipped in to provide a killer idea. »

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‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Revenant,’ ‘Sicario’ Nominated for ASC Awards

6 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” kept their industry awards streaks alive Wednesday with nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers. Both films have also been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, American Cinema Editors, Art Directors Guild and Producers Guild of America this year.

The nominations mark, respectively, Emmanuel Lubezki’s sixth and John Seale’s fifth from the group to date. Lubezki has won four Asc awards, for “Children of Men,” “The Tree of Life,” “Gravity” and “Birdman.” He won back-to-back Oscars for the latter two. Seale won both the Asc prize and the Oscar for “The English Patient.”

The other nominees in the feature film category were Janusz Kaminski (“Bridge of Spies”), Ed Lachman (“Carol”) and Roger Deakins (“Sicario”).

The highest profile miss was Robert Richardson for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” particularly given the work that went into resurrecting an archaic format with Ultra »

- Kristopher Tapley

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