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Win Passes To The St. Louis Screening Of Hostiles Starring Christian Bale

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. Hostiles is directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and produced by John Lesher (Black Mass, Birdman, Fury) and Ken Kao (The Nice Guys, Knight of Cups). The film stars: Christian Bale (The Big Short, American Hustle, The Dark Knight) Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Wes Studi (Avatar, Heat, Geronimo), Adam Beach (Suicide Squad,
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Rip Adam West

Sneak Peek footage of actor Adam West in the first "Batman" TV episode, his early TV commercials as 'Captain Q' for Nestle's Quick and an amusing comedy stint on the TV series "Hollywood Palace' hosted by Milton Berle:

Besides the "Batman" TV series...

...West played in the Western "Geronimo"...

...with "The Three Stooges In The Outlaws Is Coming"...

He also appeared in the science fiction film "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" (1964)...

...and performed voice work on "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Adam West...
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Batman Star Adam West Has Passed Away At Age 88

It's with great sorrow that I report fan-favorite Batman star Adam West has passed away. He was 88 years old and he died after a short battle with leukemia. His family offered the following statement:

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero."

A spokesperson for the actor added:

“A true American icon and beloved father and husband, he will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and millions of fans around the world."

I grew up watching reruns of the original 1960's Batman series and I've always enjoyed seeing him pop up in other films and TV shows over the years. It's so sad to hear that he's passed on, but he's left behind a legacy of greatness.

West's career as an actor all began in the 1950's as a
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Adam West, Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dead at 88

Adam West, Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dead at 88
Adam West, best known for his role in the 1960s TV series Batman, died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was due to a short battle with leukemia.

"It's with great sadness that we are sharing this news...Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family confirmed on Facebook. "He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we'll miss him. We know you'll miss him too and we want you to know how much your love and support meant to him throughout the years. Hug your loved ones today. - The West Family."

Exclusive: 'Batman' Co-Star Julie Newmar Remembers Adam West: 'He Had It All'

Born in Walla Walla, Washington, West rose to fame for portraying the role of Bruce Wayne on TV. Although it was majorly popular, it only lasted
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Matt Damon rubbishes 'Great Wall' whitewashing claims

  • ScreenDaily
The star of Zhang Yimou’s upcoming Chinese tentpole has dismissed reports accusing him of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian actor.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Damon said, “That whole idea of whitewashing, I take that very seriously.” He cited the case of Caucasian actor Chuck Connors playing Apache chief Geronimo in the 1962 action film as a case of frequent whitewashing in a bygone era of film and TV.

However Damon and Zhang said in this instance, Damon’s character of a mercenary was always meant to be European.

The subject of whitewashing is a touchy one given the climate of wariness over depiction and promotion of non-white actors in Hollywood in light of last awards season’s #oscarsowhite controvery.

Damon lashed out at websites that raised the allegation, in this case via ‘clickbait’ headlines based on a 30-second teaser trailer.

“It suddenly becomes a story because people click on it, versus
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Matt Damon says he was ‘wounded’ by the reaction to ‘The Great Wall’

  • Hitfix
Matt Damon says he was ‘wounded’ by the reaction to ‘The Great Wall’
Director Zhang Yimou's fantasy film The Great Wall caused a bit of controversy when the first promos featuring Matt Damon were released. Speaking with press at New York Comic Con this past weekend, the actor addressed the concerns over his casting. The American-Chinese co-production from Legendary East stars Damon (in a role Justice League's Henry Cavill was once in talks for), Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, and Willem Dafoe. The teaser trailer for the film really drove home that Damon was the center of the story based in China which led many, including Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu, to speak out about the "white savior" trend. "We have to stop perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world," she said in part. Cbr.com was at a Nycc press conference for the film where Damon said the reaction was a "bummer,
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Matt Damon Responds to Great Wall White Wash Controversy

Matt Damon Responds to Great Wall White Wash Controversy
When the first footage from The Great Wall hit earlier this summer, many genre fans complained about the movie's leading man, causing a white wash and white savior controversy that is still plaguing the February, 2017. Today, star Matt Damon brought the movie to Nycc 2016, and he decided to face these allegations against his Chinese set supernatural thriller head on.

Shortly after a panel for The Great Wall, which saw the release of a second trailer, Matt Damon and the filmmakers behind the movie gathered for a press conference. During the Q&A, Matt Damon was asked point blank about the white wash and white savior controversay. And whether or not he considered the idea of a white hero in a Chinese set movie offensive. The actor was quite passionate in his responce, and answered the question frankly. He says this.

"It was a fu**ing bummer. I had a few reactions.
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Newswire: Matt Damon on The Great Wall whitewashing controversy: “It was a fucking bummer”

During a press conference following New York Comic Con’s panel for Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, star Matt Damon answered for the whitewashing controversy the film generated when the teaser was first released. Damon’s reaction? “Yeah, it was a fucking bummer,” he said, explaining that he was “surprised,” given the charges were based on a just a teaser. “To me, whitewashing, I think of Chuck Connors when he played Geronimo,” he said. “Look, there are far more nuanced versions of it and I do try to be sensitive to that, but [co-star] Pedro [Pascal] called me and he goes, ‘Yeah, we are guilty of whitewashing. We all know that only the Chinese defended the wall against the monsters when they attacked.’” Damon added: “It was nice to react a little sarcastically because we were wounded by it. We do take that seriously.” Pascal for his part then ...
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The Glory Guys

Do you like my choice of leading image?  'We're the Glory Guys! Eee-Yow!' What is surely the most generic cavalry western of all time is actually from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah. Twilight Time's extras have a lot to say about that, and so does Savant. The Glory Guys Blu-ray Twilight Time 1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95 Starring Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan, Andrew Duggan, Slim Pickens, Peter Breck, Jeanne Cooper, Michael Anderson Jr., Adam Williams, Wayne Rogers, Michael Forest, Paul Birch, Stephen Chase, Claudio Brook. Cinematography James Wong Howe Cinematography Ernst R. (Tom) Rolf, Melvin Shapiro Original Music Riz Ortolani Written by Sam Peckinpah from the novel by Hoffman Birney Produced by Arthur Gardner, Arnold Laven, Jules V. Levy Directed by Arnold Laven

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The Glory Guys is as generic and standard-issue
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Blu Room: Geronimo (1962) Mod-dvd

Geronimo Dvdmgm-mod Limited Edition Collection1962/Not Rated/101 MinsList Price: $19.98 – Now AvailableThe 1962 Chuck Connors vehicle Geronimo purports to tell the story of the legendary Apache leader who stood virtually alone against the U.S. government, even after most of his tribe was browbeaten into surrendering. The logic at the studio at the time was that there was no actor more appropriate to play a famous Native American other than blonde-haired, blue-eyed poster boy for the Aryan race Connors who was riding high at the time as the star of the popular TV series The Rifleman. The star certainly possessed an imposing physique as well as more-than-adequate acting abilities. However, even with contact lenses and a black Morticia Addams wig, there is no doubt he was completely miscast as Geronimo. This was also the case with fellow cast members Kamala Devi, a gorgeous flash-in-the-pan actress who worked on several projects with Connors
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More MGM Limited Edition Movies Released

  • Comicmix
Given the success of Warner’s Archive program, we’re thrilled to see other studios scouring their vaults for content aimed at the discerning cinephile. Here’s a release showcasing the latest coming from MGM via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Los Angeles (April 14, 2011) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing even more classics to DVD in April through its unique “manufacturing on demand” (“Mod”). The newest group of films will be part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and available through online retailers. The vast catalog ranges from 1980’s Defiance to 1965’s four-time Academy Award® nominated A Thousand Clowns.

Enjoy your favorite movies from across the decades including:

1950′s

● Davey Crockett, Scout (1950): A U.S. military scout is assigned to stop Indian attacks on a defenseless group of wagon trains making their way West. Stars George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Noah Beery Jr. Directed by Lew Landers.

Cloudburst
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Honest Injuns - Saluting the Real Deal Native American Stars of the Wild West

For a long time, a jar of bronze makeup was the crucial component in playing a Native American in the Wild West. Cross-racial turns by Burt Lancaster in Apache, Chuck Connors in Geronimo, and Anthony Quinn in They Died With Their Boots On are the most glaring examples -- not to mention the legions of hooting buckskins felled by the benevolent cinematic gunfire of the U.S. Calvary. In honor
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Honest Injuns - Saluting the Real Deal Native American Stars of the Wild West

For a long time, a jar of bronze makeup was the crucial component in playing a Native American in the Wild West. Cross-racial turns by Burt Lancaster in Apache, Chuck Connors in Geronimo, and Anthony Quinn in They Died With Their Boots On are the most glaring examples -- not to mention the legions of hooting buckskins felled by the benevolent cinematic gunfire of the U.S. Calvary. In honor
See full article at AMC Future of Classic: Westerns »

Arnold Laven obituary

Producer-director behind a raft of 20th-century TV classics

It is no exaggeration to declare that the name of the film and television producer-director Arnold Laven, who has died aged 87, has been seen by millions of people all over the world, even if it might not have registered. Think of all those viewers of the TV series The Rifleman (1959-63) and The Big Valley (1965-69), made by Laven's company, Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions, many episodes of which he directed.

Laven was also credited as director on scores of episodes of such archetypal 1970s series as Marcus Welby MD, Gunsmoke, Mannix, Ironside, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files and Fantasy Island. In the 1980s he directed, among others, several episodes of Hill Street Blues and The A-Team. In addition, Laven directed 11 feature films from 1952 to 1969, some for companies other than his own.

In the late 1930s, the Chicago-born Laven moved with his family to Los Angeles,
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Arnold Laven obituary

Producer-director behind a raft of 20th-century TV classics

It is no exaggeration to declare that the name of the film and television producer-director Arnold Laven, who has died aged 87, has been seen by millions of people all over the world, even if it might not have registered. Think of all those viewers of the TV series The Rifleman (1959-63) and The Big Valley (1965-69), made by Laven's company, Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions, many episodes of which he directed.

Laven was also credited as director on scores of episodes of such archetypal 1970s series as Marcus Welby MD, Gunsmoke, Mannix, Ironside, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files and Fantasy Island. In the 1980s he directed, among others, several episodes of Hill Street Blues and The A-Team. In addition, Laven directed 11 feature films from 1952 to 1969, some for companies other than his own.

In the late 1930s, the Chicago-born Laven moved with his family to Los Angeles,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

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