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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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Casting Net: 'Game of Thrones' vet Rose Leslie joins Vin Diesel project

11 July 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Game of Thrones alum Rose Leslie is set to join Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter, a supernatural thriller about a “semi-immortal” witch hunter (Diesel) who teams up with a witch (Leslie) to take down a more evil witch. And, despite being mortal enemies, the witch and the witch hunter also flirt with romance. Breck Eisner is directing the Summit pic, which recently got a polish from Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack. [THR]

Gary Oldman, who’s currently starring in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is in talks to star alongside Kevin Costner in Criminal. The movie »

- Lindsey Bahr

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First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Further Cast Revealed

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.

The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of England, also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, Mrs. Munro.

Additional cast announced Thursday includes Hattie Morahan (“The Golden Compass,” “The Bank Job”), Patrick Kennedy (“War Horse,” “Atonement”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine,” “47 Ronin”), Roger Allam (“Tamara Drewe,” “The Book Thief”), Phil Davis (“Vera Drake,” “Notes on a Scandal”), Frances de la Tour (“The History Boys,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and Milo Parker (“Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails”), who plays Mrs. Munro’s son.

“Mr. Holmes,” which was formerly known as “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. It has »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mr Holmes' new cast revealed

10 July 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Cast is revealed for Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.

As principal photography begins on a new Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen, the cast has been revealed as well as a change of name and a first image.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will now be titled Mr Holmes and filming will take place over seven weeks on location in London and on the South Coast of England, according to co-producers AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

McKellen himself tweeted the first image, which shows the actor made up and aged up to play Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective aged 93.

As previously announced, Bill Condon will direct the film - reuniting him with McKellen after they made Gods and Monsters together in 1998 - and Laura Linney will play his housekeeper Mrs Munro. Linney worked with Condon on Kinsey in 2004 and The Fifth Estate in 2013 as »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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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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How does the BBC plan to mark World War I? - Full rundown

25 June 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has unveiled its plans to mark the centenary of World War I this year, airing a wide range of documentaries, drama and arts to recognise the impact of the conflict.

"This summer is the moment to explain and reflect on how the war started and to examine its lasting effects," the BBC's Adrian Van Klaveren said. "It's a time of national commemoration as we remember those who died and so the BBC will be there to share events and unite people in their acts of memorial." Read on to find out what the BBC has arranged...


World War One Commemoration (August 4)

The major events in the UK and across Europe to mark Britain's declaration of war will be covered by Huw Edwards in London and Sophie Raworth in Belgium. The service of commemoration for the Commonwealth in Glasgow will be covered, along with the memorial in Belgium's »

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Release dates for Spielberg's new films confirmed

16 June 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Bfg and Steven Spielberg's thus far untitled Cold War spy thriller now have release dates...


Ever since he directed Jurassic Park and Schindler's List back to back, Steven Spielberg has had periods where he's directed films in clumps. Most notably, he did The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad and Saving Private Ryan pretty much back to back, pocketing an Oscar for the last of those three.

A few years later, he then went from A.I. to Minority Report to Catch Me If You Can, and in 2005 from War Of The Worlds to Munich. More recently, he shot War Horse and Lincoln without too much of a gap between them.

Now? He's set up a new pair of projects, and he's diving straight in, one after the other. The first is his thus-far untitled Cold War thriller, which is set to reunite him with Tom Hanks. The Coen brothers have penned the screenplay. »

- simonbrew

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Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller & 'The B.F.G.' Find Release Dates

16 June 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Having been so prolific for so long, Steven Spielberg's career tends to go in fits and starts these days. The director has spent much of his career making a film every year (and sometimes even two, with a gap of more than a couple of years being quite rare, but it took him three years to follow up "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" back in 2008, after a number of other projects fell through. Still, a flurry of activity followed, with "The Adventures Of Tintin," "War Horse" and "Lincoln" all hitting theaters within a year, but another three year gap has followed the acclaimed latter film, as the great director has been cautious about picking his next project. But the Bearded One has made his decision, as we've known for a little while, and now we know when we'll be seeing the two new films, and »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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First look at Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything

14 June 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After giving us our first look at Tom Hardy (Locke) as Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Legend, Working Title Films has now released the first image from another of its upcoming biopics Theory of Everything, which stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) as renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Here’s the first image of Redmayne alongside Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as his first wife Jane Wilde…

Theory of Everything is inspired by Jane Wilde’s Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, and sees James Marsh (Man on Wire) directing a cast that also includes Emily Watson (War Horse), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), Maxine Peake (Silk) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad). The film is set to open in the States on November 7th and will arrive here in the UK on January 2nd. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hey Good Lookin’: Tom Hiddleston to Play Hank Williams in ‘I Saw The Light’

13 June 2014 9:27 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The tale of country legend Hank Williams is a cruel and heart wrenching little one. Thrust into stardom at age 14, Hank took Montgomery, Alabama by storm. But like all good teen idols, Hank took up drinking quickly, married his manager (sounds scandalous but they were actually the same age), released a bevy of hits, joined up with the Grand Ole Opry, sank deeper and deeper into the throes of alcoholism, and then added crippling prescription painkiller addiction on top of that when he started suffering from back problems. Williams shined bright with talent, known for songs like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “I Saw The Light,” But any further success was cut short when Williams died at the age of 29 from drug and alcohol fueled heart failure. While hearing I Saw The Light probably now best conjures up images of Chapman beating the shit out of Pennsatucky in »

- Samantha Wilson

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Emile Hirsch Memorializes Heath Ledger as ‘UnAsshole Older Brother'; 5 Best Invites Next Week

13 June 2014 9:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While most eyes (and news crews) were focused on Robert Pattinson in Westwood for Thursday night's L.A. premiere of “The Rover,” co-star Guy Pearce and director David Michod weren't the only Aussies in film celebrating. Over at the Sls, Emile Hirsch turned up at the Heath Ledger Scholarship Dinner to reminisce about his “Lords of Dogtown” co-star. “He wasn't a know-it-all. He would sometimes come to me and be very insecure,” Hirsch said, speaking earnestly and without notes. “Am I a clown in the movie? Am I a clown?” Also read: Heath Ledger Scholarship Awarded to ‘War Horse’ Stage Actor Cody Fern “The. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Tom Hiddleston Is Hank Williams In 'I Saw The Light'

13 June 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

First they took our American superheroes, and now they're after our country music legends, too? British thesp Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) is set to play American music icon Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light. The film will be directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius), and will be based on Colin Escott's "Hank Williams: The Biography." 

Hiddleston is best known for his work as Loki in the Marvel movies, but has also had diverse roles in films like War Horse, and Midnight in Paris directed by Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, respectively. The actor has all ready taken to twitter to give us our first official glimpse of him as Williams- the singer-songwriter responsible for classics such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Australian 'War Horse' Star Wins Heath Ledger Scholarship

12 June 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Western Australian actor Cody Fern was named the Australians In Film Heath Ledger Scholarship winner for 2014 at a celebratory dinner in  Los Angeles on Thursday that was hosted by musician, actor and director, Tim Minchin. The 25-year old, best known for his role as Albert in the Australian version of the National Theatre of Great Britain production of War Horse, has secured the $20,000 prize against stiff competition from another 19 young Australian actors, with Australian Idol alum and Home and Away star Axle Whitehead and Charlotte Best named as runners-up. Photos Actors Who Died During Filming Fern

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Heath Ledger Scholarship Awarded to ‘War Horse’ Stage Actor Cody Fern

12 June 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Australians in Film has announced Cody Fern as the winner of the 6th Annual Heath Ledger Scholarship. He was named at an invitation-only fundraising dinner on Thursday, June 12 in Los Angeles. Also read: Heath Ledger Scholarship Finalists Showcase the Best of Young Australian Talent Fern is from the small Australian mining town of Southern Cross, becoming the first of his family to attend University, where he achieved honors status. He has appeared in numerous plays, including National Theatre of Great Britain's “War Horse,” and took the lead role in the multiple-award-winning short film, “The Last Time I Saw Richard.” See photos: 18 Comedians. »

- Jason Hughes

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Should Brit Star Tom Hiddleston Take on Country Icon Hank Williams?

12 June 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As high as I am on Tom Hiddleston, the idea of him playing all-American country music icon Hank Williams gives me pause. Somehow this role should go to an American actor. This casting feels like a foreign sales decision. Hiddleston, who is bankable thanks to playing Loki in two Thor films and "The Avengers," is set to play Williams in writer-director Marc Abraham's "I Saw the Light," based on Colin Escott’s biography.  Via Sony Atv, the biopic has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue including such hits as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Not that Hiddleston isn't a gifted actor and singer. After supporting roles in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," Hiddleston starred opposite Rachel Weisz in Terence Davies' drama "Deep Blue Sea," in the TV series "The Hollow Crown, »

- Anne Thompson

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy Top Marvel’s List of Dr. Strange Actors

6 June 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »


Marvel is moving along with their Phase Three plans, including the Dr. Strange film. Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are at the top of Marvel’s list of people who should play the Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Stephen Strange.



According to Deadline, Marvel Entertainment has composed a wish-list of big-name actors who they would like to see in the title role of their planned Dr. Strange movie. Benedict Cumberbatch is high on the list, as is Tom Hardy.


Benedict Cumberbatch came on the scene with a splash due to his highly acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on the BBC series Sherlock. He has also dived into sci-fi lore by playing that notorious bad guy Kahn Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and into fantasy realms with voice-over roles in the Hobbit trilogy. He’s appeared in critically praised films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Now: In the Wings on a World Stage Review

6 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The line between theatre and cinema is becoming increasingly blurred, as while triumphant productions such as War Horse and Jersey Boys make their way to the big screen, classic feature films such as The Lion King, and more recently Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, are being reimagined on stage. There have been some plays that have even been screened in cinemas of late – and it’s a notion now explored in Jeremy Whelehan’s documentary Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, as the two mediums become almost interchangeable.

In what is effectively Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes’ first screen collaboration since American Beauty, Whelehan follows the pair, along with the fellow members of the Bridge Project Company, as they tour the world with their stage production of Richard III. While fascinating to see such talented actors – not to mention the indelible, diligent crew – at the top of their game and honing their craft, »

- Stefan Pape

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins Roland Emmerich's gay rights drama Stonewall

5 June 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's gay rights drama Stonewall.

The Dracula actor joins War Horse's Jeremy Irvine in the film, which will chronicle the 1969 riots following a raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Irvine plays young gay man Danny Winters, who discovers his love for politics during the turbulent times. Upon arrival in New York, he is led to the Stonewall Inn, where he meets the suave Trevor, played by Rhys Meyers.

Ron Perlman, Joey King, Jonny Beauchamp and Caleb Landry Jones have also been added to the cast ahead of the start of production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Stonewall's script was written by Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters).

Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Emmerich are slated to produce. Kirstin Winkler and Adam Press will serve as executive producers on the drama. »

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Roland Emmerich, Hollywood's master of disaster, discusses directing 'Stonewall' -- Exclusive

4 June 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

June 28 will mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in which New York City police raided a Greenwich Village gay dive bar called the Stonewall Inn. It wasn’t unusual for cops to harass and even arrest customers at gay clubs in 1969 — but this time, the Stonewall’s regulars fought back. The confrontation that ensued helped spark the gay civil rights movement.

It’s currently Day 5 on the Montreal set of Stonewall, a $20 million indie about the historic riot that stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point), and Ron Perlman (Drive). But what’s most fascinating »

- Jeff Labrecque

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A Night in Old Mexico | Review

4 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Siesta Fest: Aragon’s English Language Debut Incredibly Forced

The one discernible reason to watch Cuban director Emilio Aragon’s English language debut, A Night in Old Mexico, would be to see star Robert Duvall front and center dancing circles around the cringe worthy supporting cast. To be fair, his is the only character granted any kind of depth, as written by screenwriter William D. Wittliff, reteaming with Duvall for the first time since the memorable 1989 television miniseries, “Lonesome Dove.” It’s a project that’s reputed to be nearly 35 years in the making, but the end product can’t quite justify the means with this reunion that feels akin to Duvall’s last stint as director, 2002’s Assassination Tango (an effort that feels far superior in comparison).

About to lose the property that’s been in his family for generations, Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) is contemplating suicide »

- Nicholas Bell

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