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WWE Raw Rankings 09/04/18 – New Champions Crowned, Alliances Formed, Hell in a Cell Build

Liam Hoofe with his weekly Raw rankings…

WWE Raw has been on a fine run of form since SummerSlam, and with three major shows all on the horizon, the company would be hoping to build on that momentum on this week’s show.

Following Braun Strowman’s heel turn, and Kevin Owen’s shocking resignation on last week’s show, what did the WWE have in store for us this Monday?

Results:

The Bellas defeated Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan ( 1/2 *)

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable defeated The Ascension (** 1/4)

Alexa Bliss defeated Natalya (* 1/2)

Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler defeated The B-Team (** 1/2)

The Authors of Pain defeated local talent (Squash)

Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Dana Brooke and Ember Moon (**)

Braun Strowman defeated Finn Balor (***)

10: The Authors of Pain

The Authors of Pain have been woefully misused since their call-up to the main roster after WrestleMania. The group has done nothing
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Top Gun: Maverick casting breakdown reveals new call signs

With production on Top Gun: Maverick set to resume this September, The Hollywood Reporter has got its hands on a casting breakdown which reveals the call signs for the new recruits set to join Tom Cruise’s Maverick and Val Kilmer’s Iceman at the Top Gun school – including the likes of Phoenix, Slayer, Bob, Warlock, Cyclone, Lardo, Payback, Fanboy, Harvard, Yale, Viking and Coyote.

Check them out here, along with character descriptions:

Top Gun: Maverick is being directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) and sees the returning Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer joined in the cast by Miles Teller (Whiplash), Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted) and Jay Ellis (Insecure).

Top Gun: Maverick will take
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Watch Out For Lardo: ‘Top Gun 2’ Character Names Revealed In Casting Breakdown

Watch Out For Lardo: ‘Top Gun 2’ Character Names Revealed In Casting Breakdown
Top Gun: Maverick is in the midst of a casting blitz. A whole slew of actors, including Ed Harris and Jon Hamm, recently signed on for the Tom Cruise sequel. Now, some Top Gun 2 character names have surfaced, giving us an idea of the many new characters Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell will be sharing the screen […]

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Top Gun 2 Adds 6 Exciting New Cast Members

Top Gun 2 Adds 6 Exciting New Cast Members
The cast for Top Gun 2 has just been filled out with six new additions. The long-awaited and highly-anticipated sequel to the 80s classic kicked off production at the end of May, with Tom Cruise back in the iconic role of Maverick, which helped to cement him as a bonafide movie star. Now, we have word of several new cast members who are going to star alongside Cruise, in addition to some of the previously announced new and returning stars.

Paramount has added Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Charles Parnell (A Million Little Pieces), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation) and Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop) to the growing cast of the sequel, which is officially titled Top Gun: Maverick. Aside from Tom Cruise, the cast also includes the previously announced Jennifer Connelly as the female lead, Miles Teller as Goose's son and Glen Powell, who initially auditioned
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Robert Redford to Retire From Acting After Next Film

Robert Redford to Retire From Acting After Next Film
Robert Redford told Entertainment Weekly that he would retire from acting following the release of his next film.

“Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I’ll] move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21,” Redford said. “I thought, ‘Well, that’s enough.’ And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?”

Redford, who first hinted at retirement in 2016, will next appear as a real-life criminal hooked on bank
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Top Gun 2 Wants Jennifer Connelly as the Female Lead

Top Gun 2 Wants Jennifer Connelly as the Female Lead
Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly is in the early stages of talks to join the cast of Top Gun 2. It was recently revealed that Miles Teller had been tapped to play Goose's son in the sequel after many young actors in Hollywood were chasing the role. It's believed that several men were traveling to Tom Cruise's home in Clearwater, Florida to audition for the highly coveted part in the sequel.

A new report suggests that Jennifer Connelly will be playing the role of a single mother who runs a bar near the Navy base. It's believed that she will be the female-lead in Top Gun 2, and will probably be the love interest of Maverick this time around. It looks like everything is starting to fall into place for the sequel. At this time last year, Tom Cruise could only reveal that the movie was going to be about jets,
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Blind Card Magician Richard Turner’s Life Story Being Made Into Feature Film (Exclusive)

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Blind Card Magician Richard Turner’s Life Story Being Made Into Feature Film (Exclusive)
Close-up card magician legend Richard Turner will be the subject of a new feature film.

Court Five producers Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky have struck a deal with Keep On Running Pictures and Ralph Smyth Entertainment to develop and produce a feature film based on Turner’s life story, Variety has learned. And what a life it is — Turner became a slight-of-hand master despite the fact that he is completely blind.

Turner was the subject of “Dealt,” an acclaimed Sundance Selects documentary about his life that debuted in 2017. The film went on to win the audience award for documentary at SXSW and became the most watched documentary on iTunes.

The filmmakers behind “Dealt” – director, writer and producer Luke Korem, producer Russell Groves, and writer Bradley Jackson – are all on board to produce the feature film with Court Five. To make the movie, Korem spent months with Turner and his family,
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Batman: Los Angeles & MeTV Plan Adam West Tributes

Tonight, the city of Los Angeles will pay tribute to the late Adam West, the man behind the first live-action Batman and Bruce Wayne, in ABC's 1966-68 Batman TV series. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck and guests will hold a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-Signal at City Hall on the Spring St. steps, tonight at 9:00pm Pt. Surprise Bat-guests will reportedly take part in the event. On Saturday, June 17th, MeTV will pay tribute to West, with its “The Best of Adam West” programming block. The special will include memorable episodes of Batman, Maverick, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, and The Outer Limits, featuring West. Read More…
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Farewell, Old Chum: Seminal Batman Adam West Dead at 88

Adam West, the titular star of ABC's Batman television series that ran from 1966 - 1968 and left a defining mark on popular culture, passed away Friday, June 9th, from a battle with leukemia. The iconic thespian was eighty-eight years old. Born William West Anderson, West grew up in the town of Walla Walla, Washington before serving in the U.S. Army where he worked as an announcer for the American Forces Network -- considering the cadence of his voice, this is a supremely fitting start if you ask me. West then moved to Hawaii to pursue acting and subsequently appeared in early classic television such as Maverick, Lawman and The Outer Limits. At 37 he got his big break when producer Lorenzo Semple Jr. cast...

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Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89

Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89
Roger Moore, who is best known for playing James Bond in seven movies throughout the 70s and 80s, has passed away at the age of 89. The actor succumbed to cancer. The veteran star died in Switzerland. It has been announced that he will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.

To some, Roger Moore is the only James Bond that matters. To others, he is the quintessential Bond, personifying the sexiness and cool European swagger that made his take on the character slightly different than those that came before him and those that followed. He was the first to present Bond with a grand sense of humor, that hasn't been matched in any of other movies in this long running series. But no matter what your stance on the matter is, Moore is one of the best Bonds to ever sip a Martini and chase both
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Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away At Age 89

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir Roger Moore, the iconic British actor who swept to fame playing The Saint and James Bond, has passed away from cancer at age 89. Moore grew up in a middle class lifestyle in Lambeth during WW2 and was among the children evacuated from the city during the Blitz. He had planned a career as a cartoonist but his good looks and charismatic personality drew him first to modeling and then studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He found success early in his career and was placed for a time under contract with MGM in Hollywood. However stardom didn't follow immediately.  Moore mostly appeared in soap opera stories opposite big stars but none of the films were very successful and was dismissed as just another pretty face. In  the 1956 period costume drama "Diane", he was Lana Turner's leading man- but the film
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Roger Moore, Seven-Time James Bond, Dead at 89

Roger Moore, Seven-Time James Bond, Dead at 89
Sir Roger Moore, who became an international star as the third actor to officially play James Bond, has died at age 89.

Moore's family confirmed the news on Twitter. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," the statement read. "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone."

Sir Paul McCartney said that he felt "lucky
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R.I.P. Roger Moore (1927 – 2017)

Legendary British actor Roger Moore – best known for his role as the super spy James Bond – has passed away aged 89 after a battle with cancer, his family have announced on Twitter.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Born in London in 1927, Moore began his career as a model in the 1950s, before signing a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954. After early appearances in the likes of Interrupted Melody, The King’s Thief and The Miracle, Moore would go on to make his name in television with roles in Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Saint, the latter of which brought him worldwide fame as Simon Templar.

Originally a contender to replace Sean Connery as James Bond following 1967’s You Only Live Twice
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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer

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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer
Roger Moore, the beloved actor best known for playing James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, died in Switzerland on Tuesday. He was 89.

The star’s children broke the news in a statement uploaded to Twitter, noting that Moore passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“We are all devastated,” Moore’s family tweeted alongside the statement.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified with words alone,” his three children — Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian — wrote in the statement.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share
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5 Things We Learned From Tribeca's 'Godfather' Reunion

5 Things We Learned From Tribeca's 'Godfather' Reunion
It may not have been as momentous as the heads of the five families meeting for a Mob-war peace treaty. But the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival's Godfather event – which reunited director Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Talia Shire – gave festivalgoers the opportunity to see the cast of the Oscar-winning Mafia dramas talk about the 1972 movie and its equally celebrated 1974 sequel before a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall. (One assumes they were convinced to converse about these classics in honor
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Mike Connors Dies: Mannix Star Was 91

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Mike Connors passed away today of leukemia at a hospital in Tarzana, CA. He was 91.

Connors is best known for his role as Joe Mannix on the CBS series Mannix that ran from 1967-1975.

He was good guy, a private detective who could take a punch like none other. 

Kreker J. Ohanian was born in Fresno, California in 1925. Of Armenian descent, the actor was told to change his name because it sounded too much like George O'Hanlon.

Connors began his film and television career in 1952 under the name Touch (a nickname he earned in college) Connors. 

Early on in the 1950s, he had a bevy of small roles in westerns such as Gun Smoke, Have Gun, Will Travel and Maverick

In 1959, Connors got his first series regular role in Tightrope.

Tightrope was originally going to be called Undercover Man, and that makes sense. Connor's character was an undercover agent who
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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘La La Land’ Gala, London Awards Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Certain Women’ and More

Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘La La Land’ Gala, London Awards Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Certain Women’ and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Full Lineup Announcements

– “3-D Auteurs,” a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history’s most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum November 11 – 29. The festival spans 3-D’s earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Méliès) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. Hollywood’s first big 3-D craze (sometimes called 3-D’s “golden era”), intended to offset the threat of television, came in the early 1950s, with such movies as Hitchcock’s “Dial M For Murder,” André De Toth’s “House of Wax” and Jack Arnold’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (all included in the series).

Hollywood produced roughly 50 movies in the process from 1952 to 1954, before fizzling out and being overtaken by
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San Diego International Film Festival 2016 Review: Red - a dark tale about the illegal organ trade

The British-German thriller Red is a dark, edgy, intense and atmospheric thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ trade. It's the directorial debut of Branko Tomovic (24, Fury, The Bourne Ultimatum) and also stars Dervla Kirwan (Ondine, Ballykissangel, The Silence, Doctor Who) and Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome, Closure). It screened this week at the prestigious San Diego International Film Festival and Branko also just won the Best Actor Award at the Maverick Movie Awards 2016 (past winners include Robert Redford, Sophia Loren, Isabella Rosselini, Tom Berenger, Armand Assante) for playing the leading role Niklas, a surgeon tormented by self hatred and guilt who is looking for a way out of this dark world.    Niklas performs regular illegal surgeries for the red market and works together with Mia,...

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Box Office Top 10 Takeaways: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Delivers, ‘Storks’ Doesn’t

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Box Office Top 10 Takeaways: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Delivers, ‘Storks’ Doesn’t
The grosses from two new $20-million-plus openers – “The Magnificent Seven” (Sony) and “Storks” (Warner Bros.) – delivering $35 million and just under $22 million respectively, might appear to be strong numbers. It’s the first time we’ve seen this level of gross since the second August weekend. And if the movies hold well and get strong international results, both could nudge into positive territory.

But a closer look is less upbeat, due to the total gross count as well as the disappointing showing of “Storks.” While remake “The Magnificent Seven” hit its marks, they are also less impressive on close examination.

The Top Ten

1. The Magnificent Seven (Sony) New – Cinemascore: A-; Metacritic: 55; Est. budget: $90 million

$35,000,000 in 3,674 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $9,526; Cumulative: $35,000,000

2. Storks (Warner Bros.) New – Cinemascore: A-; Metacritic: 54 ; Est. budget: $70 million

$21,805,000 in 3,922 theaters; PTA: $5,560; Cumulative: $21,805,000

3. Sully (Warner Bros.) Week 3- Last weekend #1

$13,830,000 (-36%) in 3,955 theaters (+430); PTA: $3,497; Cumulative: $92,393,000

4. Bridget Jones’s
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'Mission: Impossible': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Tom Cruise Blockbuster

Before 1996, "Mission: Impossible" was a long-since-cancelled TV spy series, beloved by Boomers but forgotten by anyone younger. Today, of course, it's a popular Tom Cruise movie franchise, known for its twisty plotting and jaw-dropping stunt sequences, whose five installments to date have grossed $935 million in North America and $2.8 billion worldwide.

The change came, of course, with the release of Cruise's first "Mission: Impossible" 20 years ago, on May 22, 1996. Since then, Brian De Palma's clever, convoluted blockbuster has been watched and copied plenty. And while some of the spy franchise's secrets have become widely known, there are still some that have remained classified -- until now.

1. "Mission: Impossible" marked Cruise's debut as a producer. In a deal that would become his then-customary contract, he took no money up front but negotiated a lucrative percentage of the theatrical and video gross profits, reportedly as high as 22 percent. Cruise reportedly pocketed an estimated $70 million for the first "Mission.
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