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Over the past few years, writer J. Michael Straczynski has jumped genres from Marvel's Thor in 2011 to Underworld: Awakening in 2012 and World War Z last year. Now he's heading into straight-up sci-fi territory with an adaptation of Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktock Man, a story published by Harlan Ellison in Galaxy Magazine back in 1965. In a completely regulated society, where being a minute late here and there shortens your life accordingly, the Ticktock Man is king; Harlequin is the jellybean joker who wants to knock him from his perch. This is the first time the author has allowed his story to be adapted. Ellison himself is a veteran of anthology series like "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits," not to mention "Star Trek." Deadline says the author only agreed to give Straczysnki the rights to his story (which won the 1966 Hugo Award and 1965 Nebula Award) after he delivered a finished screenplay for approval. »
- Ethan Anderton
Looks like animated fairy tale Frozen is on a hot streak and Gravity is going to be hard to pull away from at the Oscars after the members of the Visual Effects Society gather last night at Beverly Hilton to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Ves Awards.
The event attended by 1000 guests was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) with the awards being handed out by Grammy Award winning artist Pharrell Williams and actors Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark Shadows), Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), Sharon Lawrence (Hidden Palms), Richard Schiff (Se7en) and Alyssa Sutherland (Day on Fire).
The appearance of surprised presenter Sandra Bullock (A Time to Kill) foreshadowed a great night for Gravitywhich won 6 of the 24 categories. Other big winners included Frozen, Game of Thrones and PETA. Pioneering careers were also lauded as previous Ves Méliès »
Upcoming movie Kite is based on Yasuomi Umetsu's anime that is known for its graphic depictions of sex and violence. Samuel L. Jackson plays Karl Aker, a corrupt detective and India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening) plays Sawa, a young girl who is out to track down those responsible for killing her father with the help of Aker. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, The Great Gatsby) co-stars. Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema, The Zookeeper) took over as director after the death of David R. Ellis, who worked with Jackson on Snakes On A Plane. Kite was filmed in Johannesburg and the first trailer is embedded below. ...
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There are a lot of movies coming in 2014, but one you might have unfortunately forgotten about is "Kite." Why should you keep this one on your radar? Well, it's an adaptation of an anime that is renowned for it's rather graphic sexuality, and not only does Samuel L. Jackson star in the movie, he's a big fan of the material as well, which hopefully means this version will retain some of the spirit of the source material. At any rate, you'll be able to judge for yourself, as nine minutes from the movie—a trailer followed by a lengthy clip—have emerged by surprise online, presumably ahead of schedule, considering there isn't even a release date yet for "Kite." The film is based on the comic by Yasuomi Umetsu and directed by Ralph Ziman. India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Underworld: Awakening”) and Callan McAuliffe ("The Great Gatsby, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The biopic has been nominated for best film, best director, best cinematography and best actress for Magnason. Its other nominations include two of the three slots in the best supporting actor category for Kjell Bergqvist and Sverrir Gudnason.
Shed No Tears (Känn ingen sorg), about a man who dreams of success in the music world, has secured nine nominations. The film is directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, back from Hollywood after directing action sequel Underworld: Awakening.
The duo have been nominated for best director »
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5 items from 2014
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