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The legendary Kane Hodder, whose film contributions are many, but is most known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part VII, Friday the 13th Part VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X), has a documentary coming out about his intriguing life called To Hell and Back, and a new clip from the film has been released. Also: details on the Sdcc 2017 exclusive Twin Peaks sign, Central Park and Inheritance Dances with Films screening info, release details on the Camera Obscura soundtrack and White Raven release.
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story: "In a candid moment, Robert Englund reveals that horror films used to not garner much respect among the film industry, but is now “a go-to, popcorn ingredient in the soul of Hollywood.” Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) describes stories of Kane’s strong relationship with his fans, while Ted White (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter »
- Tamika Jones
For its tenth consecutive year, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” will return in conjunction with the 2017 NBA Finals. Kevin Hart, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal are set to appear as guests. The special edition episodes will air during primetime each night of the NBA Finals, beginning on June 1. “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” specials will air at 8 p.m. Et, and following the NBA game on the West Coast on ABC.
Sharon Lawrence (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shameless”), Alimi Ballard (“The Catch”), and Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”) will join the cast of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey’s critically-acclaimed series “Queen Sugar” for the show’s second season. Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust,” “The Rosa Parks Story »
- Emily Mae Czachor
Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless), Alimi Ballard (The Catch, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) are set for recurring roles on the second season of Own’s praised drama series Queen Sugar. In addition, Julie Dash joins Season 2 as part of an all-female directorial team handpicked by creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. In Season 2, Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner)… »
While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.Scripted HBO shows listed: Animals, Ballers, Big Little Lies, Boardwalk Empire, The Brink, The Comeback, Crashing, Divorce, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Insecure, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, The Newsroom, The Night Of, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl, Vice Principals, Westworld, and The Young Pope.Last update: Most recent ratings for Silicon Valley, The Leftovers, and Veep added.There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they »
Katherine Waterston is sprawled on the floor of her dressing room. "I hurt my back a few days ago," she explains, slightly embarrassed. "It's not as bad as it looks, trust me." Waterston is backstage at the Good Morning America studios in Manhattan, having just appeared with a handful of her Alien: Covenant costars to stump for the movie on the morning-show circuit; right now, however, she's half-prone, half-sitting on the ground, and well aware that she resembles a vulnerable tangle of limbs stuck in the middle of an advanced yoga position. »
Forget dragons and white walkers. For his next TV gig, Games of Thrones alum Richard Madden will find himself in a world full of another unique breed: mutant telepaths.
The actor will appear in a standalone episode of Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
The installment, titled “The Hood Maker,” is set in a world without advanced technology. As such, mutant telepaths are humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with »
Another historic figure will be appearing in the alternate history of The Man in The High Castle, with Boardwalk Empire’s William Forsythe set to portray infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the show’s third season.
Based on the novel by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, The Man in The High Castle imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II and America is split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan’s control.
Other roles Forsythe is known for are the series The Mob Doctor and Michael Bay’s The Rock. Amazon renewed the series for a third season in January and hired a new showrunner with the renewal. The third season will premiere on the streaming service this fall.
- Ricky Church
Co-starring are Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) Asa Butterfield (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Tom Sturridge (Far From the Madding Crowd). Saul Dibb (The Duchess) directs.
In Journey’s End, 18-year-old new recruit Lieutenant Raleigh (Butterfield) has pulled strings to join his childhood friend and hero Captain Stanhope (Claflin) on the front line. However, Stanhope »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
SundanceTV has secured the U.S. rights for the first season of the Australian comedy series “Rosehaven” and will co-produce the second season with The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia. The series follows Daniel McCallum, who returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven to help his intimidating mother with her real estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma turns up on his doorstep – on the run from a marriage so fresh her husband is still on their honeymoon. Season 2 of the eight-episode series will begin filming Monday, June 19 in Tasmania.
- Rebecca Rubin
In a new promo for his SNL hosting stint this Saturday (NBC, 11:30/10:30c, live coast-to-coast), the wrestler-turned-actor tries to save his strength for the show by having cast member Beck Bennett carry him around. But with The Rock in Studio 8H, the ensemble is soon jumping on his back.
Press Play above to watch Johnson’s display of strength.
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Elizabeth Chomko’s feature debut has found a home. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Bleecker Street snagged the North American rights to “What They Had,” a family drama toplined by Hilary Swank. Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon (“Boardwalk Empire”), Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”), and Robert Forster (“Jackie Brown”) co-star in the film, which recently wrapped in Chicago and La.
Revolving around a family in crisis, “What They Had” sees Bridget (Swank) returning home to Chicago after her brother pressures her to “deal with her mother’s (Danner) Alzheimer’s and her father’s (Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together,” THR summarizes. Chomko penned the script, which won her a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
“I was incredibly moved by Elizabeth’s story of a family working through their collective issues and the heartache of dealing with a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen commented. “We know audiences will relate to the characters’ love, compassion, and humor in dealing with each other.”
Chomko added, “Making this film has been a true labor of love for me, my creative team, and the magnificent cast. I could not be more delighted to include Bleecker Street among our family and have this film be part of theirs.”
Bleecker Street is planning a theatrical release for 2018.
Swank is among the project’s executive producers. Her recent credits include “You’re Not You” and “The Homesman.” The two-time Oscar winner — who took home awards for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Boys Don’t Cry” — has previously spoken out about the gender pay gap that persists in the film industry, noting “My male counterpart will get paid 10 times more than me — 10 times. Not double, but 10 times for the same job.” She explained, “Both [women and men] are compelling, interesting, diverse, [and] wonderful in all their own separate ways. And yet there’s an influx of male roles and there’s just not for women.”
Elizabeth Chomko’s Feature Debut Starring Hilary Swank Acquired by Bleecker Street was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
By Lee Pfeiffer
The good folks at the esteemed boutique video label First Run Features are generally known for making available films that relate to important and usually sobering social issues. Every now and then, however, they delve into areas that are considerably more light-hearted in nature. First Run has recently overseen the theatrical release of the acclaimed new documentary "Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past" by directors Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards. Giordano may not be a household name but he's a living legend among jazz purists who are devoted to the music of the 1920s and 1930s- the kind of upbeat, immortal tunes popularized by Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Giordano plays to packed houses at Manhattan venues where he performs with his band, the Nighhawks, which he formed decades ago. Like many creative types, he is eccentric, to be sure. The film's glimpses »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Simon Brew May 9, 2017
With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.
Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…
March Tomb Raider (March 16th)
Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big »
Two projects about the 1973 kidnapping of heir J. Paul Getty III are casting right now: FX’s Danny Boyle limited series Trust, and Ridley Scott’s film All The Money In The World. Now, Scott has apparently picked the victim in his telling of the true crime tale. Charlie Plummer has landed the role, according to Variety. Plummer previously appeared in Boardwalk Empire, and will soon be seen in Lean On Pete, the new movie from Weekend and 45 Years director Andrew Haigh. Variety also reports that Plummer almost landed the part of Peter Parker, but got beat out for the Marvel part by Tom Holland.
Getty’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty, at first didn’t want to pay the large ransom the kidnappers demanded, leading to the young man’s ear bring cut off and sent to a newspaper. In Scott’s movie, Kevin Spacey is reportedly going ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Charlie Plummer, the actor best known for his performances across King Jack and bootlegging drama Boardwalk Empire, has signed on to play real-life kidnap victim J. Paul Getty III for All the Money in the World.
Variety has the scoop, confirming that Plummer has climbed on board to star opposite Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, and House of Cards alum Kevin Spacey. Alien: Covenant helmer Ridley Scott is behind the lens for this one, which recounts the remarkable 1970s kidnapping case that involved Paul Getty (Plummer), the unruly teenage grandson of ultra-rich oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Spacey). Plucked from his hometown in the middle of the night, Getty junior was thrust into a life-or-death situation after his kidnappers demanded a $17 million ransom from Getty senior, but the real twist in the tale comes when Kevin Spacey’s curmudgeon outright refuses to shell out the necessary funds, pushing their already fragile »
- Michael Briers
HBO is arguably the best television show network around right now. While many Netflix fans would disagree with that, it’s hard to argue against the incredible success of their one hour programming. Classics like The Wire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Sex and the City, and plenty of others made the network a force to reckon with as well as driving tons and tons of revenue. Up until now if you wanted to catch these great shows all over again (or for the first time) all it would take is a few days and an Amazon account. However, it’s been announced
HBO Is Pulling Every Single One of Their Shows From Amazon »
- Nat Berman
The Performer | Freddie Highmore
The Show | Bates Motel
The Episode | “The Cord” (April 24, 2017)
The Performance | Throughout the superlative A&E drama’s five-season run, Highmore has slayed us over and over again not just by revealing the depths of the mental illness that transformed Norman into his “psycho” Mother but by doing so without ever letting us forget the sweet boy trapped in the prison of his own warped mind. In the series’ heartbreaking final episode, the actor — infuriatingly never Emmy-nominated — took a last “stab” at it, delivering a performance that could only be described as killer.
First, Highmore vanished into Mother, »
The plan is for Gibson to direct the pilot and have a recurring role on the show.
.It.s about the birth of a city,. Collee tells If. .There was a period between the Wild West gangsterism and the settlement of America and the birth of these cities. There was a period in San Francisco when a city was just emerging. A lot of stuff had to be worked out from scratch. And it.s all about the rule of law, the stuff we.re wrestling with now in the Middle East. And of course in America they.re readdressing all that stuff..
The project, first announced last April, has been put together by The Mark Gordon Company, »
- Harry Windsor
Previously titled “Operation Resort,” the film will be written and directed by “Tyrant” executive producer Gideon Raff. Bron Studios, which backed “Fences,” is fully financing the movie. Alexandra Milchan is on board to produce “Red Sea Diving Resort,” which begins shooting this summer.
Raff had originally sold the pitch to Fox Searchlight, but recently put it back on the market, with Bron Studios now coming on to finance.
Han Solo Spinoff Eyes Michael K. Williams in Key Role (Exclusive)
The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Jewish men and »
- Justin Kroll
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Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tituss Burgess and Peyton List have boarded coming-of-age drama Departures, and the cast has been rounded out with the additions of Sonya Walger (The Catch, Lost) and Margot Bingham (The Family, Boardwalk Empire).
The story centers on Skye (Williams), a spirited teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Butterfield), a 19-year-old hypochondriac working as a baggage handler at the local airport. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric “bucket list” of »
- Rebecca Ford
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