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The Exorcist III is a Classic and Better Than You Remember

Jim Knipfel Aug 16, 2019

Three decades later, we look back at The Exorcist III, which despite everything is much better than most people remember.

Judge me harshly if you will, but I admit without shame that of all the entries in The Exorcist franchise, John Boorman’s 1977 all-star Exorcist II: The Heretic is by far my favorite. Not the greatest or most coherent of the lot, no, but my favorite. In terms of sheer brain-melting horror, I dare you to cite any scene from any of the other entries that can touch the terrifying spectacle of Linda Blair tap dancing. That said, 1990’s The Exorcist III comes in a very close second. It’s a far better film than it has any right to be, and at several turns, it even tops the original…

Based on his 1983 novel Legion, writer-director William Peter Blatty’s Exorcist III arrived 17 years after William Friedkin’s The Exorcist,
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"Cursed" - The 'Lady Of The Lake'

The currently shooting 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, re-imagines the 'King Arthur' legend, starring Katherine Langford as 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake':

Cast also includes Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'.

"After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying 'Red Paladins', and their complicit 'King Uther'..."

"I have always been entranced by the mythological 'Arthur' story," said Miller, "and by 'Nimue', in particular.
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Marvel Reveals X-Men Plans at Sdcc

Jim Dandy Jul 21, 2019

Marvel shared with the world their plans for the new X-Men world, and it's a lot.

Jonathan Hickman is returning to Marvel next week to light a fire under the X-Men, and at San Diego Comic Con, he shared his plans for the first wave of X-Men comics to follow his place-setting launch titles, House of X and Powers of X.

Six books launch in the first wave: X-Men, Excalibur, X-Force, New Mutants, Fallen Angels and Marauders.

"House of X and Powers of X lay the groundwork for a whole new world of X-Men stories for years to come, and the Dawn of X books are the promise of that new world come to life,” said X-Men Senior Editor Jordan D. White in a press statement.

White later told Polygon more about the lead in books: "[After House of M] the [books] became less about acceptance by humankind and more about the
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Review: Hellboy

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Since Mike Mignola created Hellboy in 1993, he has been a fan favorite character, growing his own mini-universe of characters and spinoff series. Mainstream audiences certainly got to know him in a pair of features from director Guillermo Del Toro, who put his own spin on the world. Over the last decade, Del Toro and star Ron Perlman talked about a third film but one thing or another kept getting in the way. Then, Boom! founder Andrew Cosby and Mignola got to work on a script and Del Toro walked, followed by Perlman so it morphed into a full-fledged reboot.

Did we need a reboot? No. Did we need this film at all? Probably not and the poor box office has shut the doorway to Hell for subsequent installments. Perhaps he works best in print with Mignola being the sole voice.

David Harbour is having a moment. This month he had
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An X-men Movie Was Almost Made in the 1980s at Orion Pictures and Here Are the Details

The world didn’t see the first big screen adaptation of the X-Men until the year 2000 under the direction of Bryan Singer. But that wasn’t the first attempt to bring the X-Men characters to the big screen. In the 1980s Marvel was pushing for one to be made.

Thanks to Polygon we have some details on the history of the project, which was inspired by the success of Richard Donner’s Superman. Marvel Comics was blowing up at the time, and Stan Lee was ready to start bringing their characters to the big screen.

Lee ended up sending out a Marvel ambassador, Alice Donenfeld-Vernoux, to the studios to try and spark some interest. There were a lot of rejections along way, but a Canadian studio called Nelvana, who was known for their animation work, saw the potential in an X-Men movie, and that’s what they wanted to do.
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First Photo of Katherine Langford as Nimune in Netflix's Series Adaptation of Frank Miller's Cursed

Here’s our first look at Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as Nimune in Netflix’s series adaptation of Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s King Arthur-inspired graphic novel Cursed.

Cursed is described as “a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.” Here’s the synopsis that was released:

Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins,
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The 'Lady Of The Lake' Is "Cursed"

Take a look at the first image from the currently shooting 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, for streaming on Netflix, based on Miller's upcoming re-imagining of the 'King Arthur' legend, focusing on the 'Lady of the Lake', with Zetna Fuentes directing the first two episodes:

Katherine Langford is 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake', with Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'.

"After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage
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Monty Python And The Holy Grail Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

Monty Python And The Holy Grail Midnights This Weekend (May 24th and 25th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight Series

“We’re knights of the Round Table, we dance whene’er we’re able. We do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impec-cable, We dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.” This toe-tapping, musical interlude is just one example of the genius that is found in Monty Python And The Holy Grail. It’s the medieval send-up of Arthur “King of the Britons,” along with his Knights of the Round Table, quest for the Holy Grail. All the knights run into various
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Film Bridge International strikes sales pact with John Boorman’s Merlin Films

Film Bridge International strikes sales pact with John Boorman’s Merlin Films
Heist thriller Underground, action title Assassins Club on offer to Cannes buyers.

John Boorman will direct the heist thriller Underground as part of a two-film pact between Dublin-based Merlin Films and Film Bridge International, which kicks off talks with buyers in Cannes this week.

The first film under the arrangement between Merlin, run by Boorman and Kieran Corrigan, and Ellen Wander’s Film Bridge International will tell of a Boston-based Irish mob family struggling to get out of the business.

Their desire to go straight is challenged when they find an abandoned tunnel beneath Tiffany & Co. Boorman co-wrote the screenplay with Ted Campbell.
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Cannes: Film Bridge, John Boorman's Merlin Films Sign Two-Picture Deal

Film Bridge International, an indie entertainment company set up by producer Ellen Wander (Spinning Man), has inked a two-picture production deal with Irish-based Merlin Film, headed by Kieran Corrigan and veteran film director John Boorman (Deliverance, Excalibur). 

Wander, Corrigan, and Boorman will partner on the heist film Underground, which Boorman will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ted Campbell, and on the gritty, action thriller Assassins Club, from Irish filmmaker Stephen Saint Leger (TV's Vikings).

Set in Boston, Underground follows an Irish mob family struggling to get out of the business who are tempted by one last job when they discover ...
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Hellboy gets a Movie Masterpiece Series figure from Hot Toys

Sideshow has unveiled Hot Toys’ 1:6 scale Movie Masterpiece Series Hellboy statue which is based on the appearance of David Harbour as the character in Lionsgate’s R-rated reboot. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $266.00; check out the promotional images here…

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Skillfully crafted based on the appearance of Hellboy from the 2019 movie, the highly-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with two styles of interchangeable horns translating all the intricate details. This figure features a specially painted body showing detailed skin texture with enhanced articulations, a perfectly tailored outfit, an array of weapons and accessories including the iconic Excalibur sword, pistols, sword of fire and lighting effect accessory for alternative display styles, a movie-themed figure stand with burning flame diorama accessories and a character backdrop.

Hellboy sees Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) directing Stranger Things star David Harbour
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Cast Talks Writer/Director Joe Cornish’s Process in Exclusive Clip

We at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive clip from the home video release of one of 2019’s most delightful films thus far, The Kid Who Would Be King. The original fantasy film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis as a young boy who stumbles upon Excalibur and must use his knowledge of the King Arthur legend to save England once more. In this exclusive bonus features clip, the cast and crew shower Cornish with praise and talk about his enthusiasm for making the film. The Kid Who Would Be King
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‘Hellboy’ Review: A Superhero Reboot Restaged as Its Own Bloody Hell

‘Hellboy’ Review: A Superhero Reboot Restaged as Its Own Bloody Hell
Once upon a time, after Tim Burton let his freak bat-signal fly but before every cape came with a free cinematic universe, superhero movies were a grungy, pulpy business. Go back and watch the ’90s stuff, like Blade or Spawn or The Crow. There was something kind of grindhouse-ish about a lot of them, even as they aspired for A-list blockbuster status; producers had figured out that people would go see comic book characters onscreen who weren’t Batman or Spider-Man, but assumed no one would take them that seriously (yet). Especially if,
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The Kid Who Would Be King Arrives on 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray and DVD April 16th

The Kid Who Would Be KingArrives on 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray and DVD April 16

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic family-friendly adventure,The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody,getting bullied at school and told what to do by his teachers,until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, with the help of the legendary wizard Merlin, he must unite his friends and school yard enemies into an alliedband of knights to defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be and save the world.

The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, and Dean Chaumoo

Touted as, “One of the best kids’ adventure movies in recent memory”, and CertifiedFresh on Rotten Tomatoes®,

The Kid Who Would Be King arrives on 4K Ultra-hd,
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Film Review: ‘Hellboy’

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Film Review: ‘Hellboy’
It may be stretching things to say that Hellboy was the role Ron Perlman was born to play, but in Guillermo del Toro’s stylish and sturdy “Hellboy” (2004) and its spectacular eye-candy sequel, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (2008), there’s no doubt that Perlman connected with the character in an uncanny way. Part of it was how his physiognomy — the thick features and sculptured scowl — already seemed to get him halfway there. He may have been playing a glowering man-devil with mutton-chop sideburns, sawed-off demon horns he wore like goggles, and skin the color of chicken tandoori, but it never felt as if Perlman was buried under the makeup. To a remarkable degree, he fused with it, inhabiting the character as a kind of jaunty mutant handyman — a lug of evil-killing.

Perlman exited the role when he learned that del Toro, on a different page from the franchise’s backers,
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The Once and Future Link

• /Film Tom Hanks to play Elvis Presley's shady manager Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis biopic. Thankfully Baz is looking for a complete unknown for Elvis himself

• Towleroad this is awesome. Gay rights hero Harvey Milk is now on the tail fits of Norwegian Airlines. And to think he can't even get a national holiday in the Us. We are so behind sometimes!

• Shadowplay some fun thoughts on John Boorman's Excalibur as "The Ridiculous"

• Mnpp "do dump or marry" Matrix anniversary edition

More after the jump including the awesomeness of Eva Green, the fate of X-Men movies, an Alien high school production, and filmmaker interviews...
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Liam Neeson Issues New Apology For Admitting Past Vigilante Incident

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Nearly two months after admitting to the London newspaper The Independent that he tried to bait a black man into accosting him in an irrational attempt to avenge a friend who was raped by a man of the same skin color 40 years ago, Liam Neeson has reevaluated his shocking revelation, and its polarizing aftermath. He just issued a new apology:

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety of people who were hurt by my impulsive recounting of a brutal rape of a dear female friend nearly 40 years ago and my unacceptable thoughts and actions at that time in response to this crime. The horror of what happened to my friend ignited irrational thoughts that do not represent the person I am. In trying to explain those feelings today, I missed the point and hurt many people at a time when language is so
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The Kid who would be King Invades Home April 16

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Los Angeles, CA (March 5th) – Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic family-friendly adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, getting bullied at school and told what to do by his teachers, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, with the help of the legendary wizard Merlin, he must unite his friends and school yard enemies into an allied band of knights to defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be and save the world.

Touted as, “One of the best kids’ adventure movies in recent memory”, and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes®, The Kid Who Would Be King arrives on 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray and DVD April 16.

The Kid Who Would Be King Special Features

Deleted ScenesOrigins of a KingYoung KnightsHair,
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'Lady Of The Lake' Is "Cursed"

The Netflix 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, based on Miller's upcoming re-imagining of the 'King Arthur' legend focusing on the 'Lady of the Lake', starts shooting March 4, 2019 in the UK with Zetna Fuentes directing the first two episodes:

Katherine Langford is 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake', with Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying 'Red Paladins',
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Win! Awesome ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Prizes Up For Grabs! In Cinemas This Friday

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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Featuring British rising stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris and Angus Imrie, alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson and directed by Joe Cornish, The Kid Who Would Be King arrives in UK cinemas Friday!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Name the director of The Kid Who Would Be King:

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