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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Shape of Water’ Redband and ‘Infinity Chamber’

(Aotn) “The Shape of Water” Redband is here on Smt! And not only is Guillermo Del Toro’s Latest and Greatest ready to go, so is Lotus Entertainment’s “Infinity Chamber”!

Check the out the Oscar buzz-worthy “The Shape of Water’s” Redband trailer here and now (Warning: Language Advisory):

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Story by: Guillermo del Toro Produced by: Guillermo del Toro,
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Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’

Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’
If the histories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre warrant four hours of prime HBO real estate in “The Defiant Ones,” then certainly Michael Alago, the flamboyant New York punk habitue who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen during his stints as an A&R executive, deserves his 77 minutes of recognition.

In the spirit of similar documentaries on behind-the-scenes heroes such as Rodney Bingenheimer (“The Mayor of Sunset Strip”) and Danny Fields (“Danny Says”), “Who the F**k Is That Guy?” recounts the remarkable journey of Alago, a Puerto Rican kid who grew up on Brooklyn’s New Utrecht Avenue with his bedroom facing an elevated subway track. That undoubtedly influenced his passion for post-punk hardcore rock. “I love the noise,” he says at one point in the movie. “I love the sweat. I love when I go to concerts and it’s 99% guys.”

The documentary was directed by punk-rock veteran Drew Stone, who
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Exclusive: Ruth Negga Reveals the Surprising Punk Rock Inspiration for Her Badass Role on 'Preacher'

Exclusive: Ruth Negga Reveals the Surprising Punk Rock Inspiration for Her Badass Role on 'Preacher'
In AMC's gothic action dramedy Preacher, Ruth Negga stars as the hard-drinking, tough-as-nails Tulip O'Hare, and despite the delicate nature of the flower she shares her name with, Tulip proves time and again she's not someone to be messed with.

The actress recently sat down with Et during a press junket promoting the second season of the acclaimed series, where Negga opened up about the surprising real-life icons who inspired her performance -- and revealed how her character is a far cry from how Tulip appeared in the comic book series Preacher is based on.

In the comics, Tulip is a skinny, blonde white woman who is getting her life back on track after kicking her drug habit. In the TV series, Tulip bites a man's ear off while fighting him in runaway car careening through a field and then kills him with an ear of corn. Then, she builds a bazooka out of tin cans and
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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Turns 15: See What Hogwarts' Most Beloved Students Are Up to Now!

"You're a wizard, Harry!"

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since we first heard Robbie Coltrane deliver that line in character as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of what would turn into eight total fantasy films based on the beloved "Harry Potter" book series by J.K. Rowling.

Nov. 16, 2001 marked the day the world was introduced to Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Potterheads quickly fell in love with their unbreakable bond on-screen, which was noticeably just as strong when the cameras weren't rolling.

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In celebration of the franchise's 15th anniversary, Et's taking you back in time to the trio's first moments together at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to see just how far these talented stars have come since their Gryffindor days.

Watch: 'Harry Potter' Stars Reunite for Tour of 'Diagon Alley' Attraction

"I started to cry
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Michael Massee, The Crow Actor and 24 Villain, Passes Away at 61

Michael Massee, The Crow Actor and 24 Villain, Passes Away at 61
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, as another actor, one who had an unfortunate role in one of showbusiness' most mysterious tragedies, passed away. Michael Massee, the actor who accidentally shot and killed up and coming star Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow, has passed away at the age of 61. No specific details on his death were immediately available at this time.

Variety confirmed the actor's death with his agent, after the news first circulated on actor Anthony Delon's Instagram page on Monday. The actor worked with Michael Massee on the French TV series Interventions which premiered in 2014. Michael Massee played "Funboy" in The Crow, which was only his second movie role ever, and he reportedly never watched the film because of the tragedy on set that resulted in the death of Brandon Lee.

Michael Massee's character Funboy was scripted as the one who
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Gersh Signs ‘Avatar’ Actor & ‘Youth In Oregon’ Director Joel David Moore

Actor-director Joel David Moore has signed with The Gersh Agency. Best known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, Moore’s other film credits include the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Art School Confidential, Oliver Stone’s Savages, the biopic Cbgb, and Hatchet. His television credits include a 5-year arc on Fox’s Bones, and a series regular role on ABC’s Forever. He also recently wrapped filming opposite Sean Bean and Mary McCormack in director Jason…
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Gersh Signs ‘Avatar’ Actor & ‘Youth In Oregon’ Director Joel David Moore

Gersh Signs ‘Avatar’ Actor & ‘Youth In Oregon’ Director Joel David Moore
Actor-director Joel David Moore has signed with The Gersh Agency. Best known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, Moore’s other film credits include the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Art School Confidential, Oliver Stone’s Savages, the biopic Cbgb, and Hatchet. His television credits include a 5-year arc on Fox’s Bones, and a series regular role on ABC’s Forever. He also recently wrapped filming opposite Sean Bean and Mary McCormack in director Jason…
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Film Review: ‘London Town’

Film Review: ‘London Town’
In an era where Cbgb can be reborn as a themed restaurant at the Newark airport, and Iggy Pop’s musical accounts of heroin dependency can soundtrack cruise ship commercials, it’s not such a far leap to imagine the music of the Clash and the squalor of punk squats in pre-Thatcherite London serving as the backdrop for a sweetly lighthearted teenage coming-of-age tale. But that doesn’t make it any less strange.

Such is the gauntlet thrown down by Derrick Borte’s “London Town,” which follows a bright-eyed 15-year-old named Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) as he struggles to deal with some tough times in the summer of 1978, finding solace in the music, and the person, of Clash frontman Joe Strummer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). To be sure, the film has plenty of qualities to recommend it: Meyers’ portrayal of the punk godhead is studied and exacting, from his diction to his
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Gimme Danger’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Gimme Danger’
When you watch the great rock & rollers (Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Johnny Rotten, Prince, Elvis), it’s easy to feel that each of them has a wild animal inside, a jubilant — or angry — erotic exhibitionist demon. Starting in the late ’60s, Iggy Pop was that animal. He was the rock & roll id fully exposed for the first time — not just wild but naked, an imp of fury, truly and defiantly out of control, leaping and stage-diving and crawling and prostrating himself, a rock god who looked like he’d slithered out of the gutter and was now going to sacrifice himself on the altar of anarchy. His uniform, as it were, smashed every barrier of decency and taste: Bare-chested, with a body that was all sinew and abs and bone (he liked to hold it in the shape of an S), wearing nothing but a dog collar and leather pants,
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‘Vinyl 1×10: Alibi’ Review

“Whatever happens tonight, I remain confused.”

Vinyl closes its first season by cutting back and forth between Richie and Zak across a crowded room. It’s meant to remind us that the two men share a few too many secrets, and that the burden of guilt on Richie’s shoulders is far from lifted. It’s also almost completely flat, just like the preceding sequence in which Richie tells his employees and musicians to go nuts and spray-paint the label’s offices. The chaos he unleashes mirrors what he experienced in the pilot at the New York Dolls concert, but here there’s no raw-nerved depiction of the connection between music and listener to land the hullabaloo.

Nor is the stuff those close-ups on Cannavale and Romano are trying to remind us of all that interesting. The mob plot has potential, and in moments like Zak’s shit-smeared shoe abandoned
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Martha Thomases: Vex & Comics & Rock & Roll

  • Comicmix
Every Monday my Facebook feed is filled with people kvetching about Vinyl, the new HBO series created by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winters. Every criticism I see is valid (the pace is slow, the characters and the situations in which they find themselves are unbelievable), but I still kind of like it.

If you haven’t watched, you should know that Vinyl is about a record company struggling through the changes in music and culture in the early mid-1970s. I moved to New York full time a few years later, so perhaps some of the reason I like it is that it reminds me of my lost youth.

Bobby Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, the head of the company, a drug addict with no moral code (is that redundant?) who uses people in his pursuit of money and more drugs. We are supposed to believe that his love
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Relive the Gritty Glory of Cbgb in New Rs Mini-Doc About Seventies NYC

Relive the Gritty Glory of Cbgb in New Rs Mini-Doc About Seventies NYC
Nile Rodgers, rock journalist Legs McNeil and more recall the birth of punk and the gritty, gross glory of Cbgb in the first installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone, presented by HBO's new show Vinyl.

Hilly Kristal opened Cbgb & Omfug — "Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Undernourished Gormandizers," though McNeil notes Kristal frequently changed the meaning of the "U" — in 1973 in the heart of the Bowery, at that time one of New York's nastiest neighborhood. The location, however, was the perfect place
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The golden years of romance and rebels: TV taps into turmoil of 1970s New York

It was the decade of Cbgb and disco, bankruptcy and blackout. Now TV dramas are drawing on the Big Apple’s most creative and dangerous decade

When Vinyl, HBO’s much-hyped new drama about the music industry in 1970s New York, starts next Sunday, it will be the first of a host of shows celebrating that decade in the Big Apple. In the summer, Netflix will air Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, which looks at the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx during the same period, while David Simon, creator of The Wire, will return to HBO with The Deuce, a drama about the porn industry in New York during the 70s and 80s, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

And it’s not just television that thinks New York in the 70s is where it’s at. One of the most eagerly awaited novels of last year
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Flashback: Watch Gilda Radner Hilariously Spoof Patti Smith on 'SNL'

Last week, the producers of Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe revealed that Girls actress Zosia Mamet will portray the late photographer's close friend Patti Smith in the film. She will not be the first actress to play the punk singer onscreen, though, as actress Mickey Sumner played Smith in the 2013 film Cbgb – and Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner hilariously spoofed her in 1979, a few months before the Patti Smith Group put out Wave.

In the lengthy sketch, Radner played tank-top-wearing, bouffant-armpitted punk yelper "Candy Slice" who was performing at a
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Belgica | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

Bar None: Van Groeningen Returns to Musical Inclinations for Vibrant Sibling Portrait

Belgian auteur Felix Van Groeningen, the front runner of the Belgian New Wave, returns with his fifth feature, Belgica, a portrait of two estranged brothers reuniting to open a successful night club, an experience forcing them to reexamine both their shortcomings and sometimes toxic enabling of each other’s worst tendencies. The film follows a career high for Van Groeningen, who scored an international breakout with 2013’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, another musically inclined drama which netted him an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film. Though his latest still includes unpredictable emotional highs and lows within a familiar set of family and friends, his latest is more sobering by comparison. With a killer soundtrack this is a well-proportioned character piece for its two leads, requiring a bit of patience for the film’s rather lofty running time
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Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 69

Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 69
Alan Rickman, the British actor who portrayed likable villains in films like Die Hard and the Harry Potter series, has passed away. "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," his family wrote in a statement confirming the actor's death, the BBC reports.

Rickman's acting career began on the stage with a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as well as roles on numerous BBC productions. In 1987, a RSC production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses came to Broadway,
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R.I.P. Alan Rickman

2016 has gotten off to a brutal start for great British entertainers. As the world gets over the death of David Bowie a few days ago, it has been set in shock again as acting legend Alan Rickman has died in London.

Rickman had been suffering from cancer and his death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. It's the worst kind of coincidence - Bowie and Rickman were 69 years old and passed after battling cancer, and a week before that British musician Lemmy also passed away from cancer just days after turning 70.

Rickman's distinct features and immediately identifiable diction were admired by generations of actors and made him synonymous with playing antagonists - something he famously wasn't a fan of as he preferred to play the dashing leading man role which he did manage to do in some of his work.

Coming to fame with a key role in The BBC's mini-series "The Barchester Chronicles,
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Television’s Richard Lloyd Will Teach You How to Play Guitar

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Richard Lloyd, by way of credentials, was one of the guitarists on Television’s Marquee Moon (Tom Verlaine was the other), which is just about the best guitar album to come out of the original New York Cbgb’s scene. Lloyd, who’s 64, doesn’t gig much these days, but he does teach guitar. It’s punk rock at Champagne prices — a hundred bucks per hourlong lesson — but it’s something else, too. You take a guitar lesson because you want to learn to play. You take a guitar lesson from Richard Lloyd because you hope he’ll reveal whatever magic he used to conjure those magnificent, spiraling Marquee Moon solos.About a week after I scheduled time with Lloyd via the email address on his website, I took the train to his fifth-floor Inwood walk-up. (He isn’t the only name-brand, high-cred option available to New York’s aspiring guitar heroes.
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'Rings' Lands 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki

'Rings' Lands 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki
The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki has signed on for a lead role in Paramount's horror sequel Rings, which is set 13 years after the events of the studio's 2002 thriller The Ring. In what is described as a massive departure from his role as nerdy scientist Leonard on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki is portraying Gabriel, a "handsome, pleasure-seeking professor" who mentors the young couple Julia (Matilda Lutz) and Holt (Alex Roe). Production is already under way on Rings in Atlanta.

The story centers on Holt and Julia, whose relationship begins to deteriorate after Holt watches a mysterious VHS tape. We reported yesterday that the character Aidan Keller from both The Ring and The Ring Two will be back in this sequel as an adult, but it isn't known if David Dorfman, who is now 22 years old, will reprise his role from the first two movies. Aimee Teegarden
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Danny Says’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Danny Says’
Judging from the evidence in “Danny Says,” there’s probably an incredibly juicy thousand-page memoir waiting for historied rock gadfly Danny Fields to get it on paper. As he may never get around to that, we’ll have to settle for those anecdotes doled out in Brendan Toller’s documentary, which are no less fascinating for seeming like the tip of a personal-lore iceberg. A colorful figure attracted to “crazy people” and envelope-pushing music, Fields seems to have been nearly everywhere any self-respecting hipster would have wanted to be between about 1962 and 1978. That this highly entertaining screen memoir doesn’t even bother mentioning anything he’s done since then is a tad curious, but there’s no doubt that its period of scrutiny proves so rewarding that “Danny Says” should have little trouble attracting specialty theatrical, broadcast and home-format sales in various territories.

Fields was born Daniel Henry Feinberg in 1939 Brooklyn,
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