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Saying Goodbye to Star Wars

Anghus Houvouras says goodbye to Star Wars…

There are moments in life where you achieve a sense of clarity; brief glimpses of the world from a different perspective where you can see the folly of repetitive behavior and a potential solution presents itself. For me it was the complete abandonment of social media. After deleting my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I found myself in some unfamiliar territory. After 20 years of writing film columns and reviews, I had removed myself from the perpetual conversation and mind numbing minutia that surrounds the entertainment industry online.

Three months later, I feel like I’ve been paroled.

My first forays into writing about film were motivated by my love of the medium and my enjoyment of discussing movies with other fans. That conversation started on message boards, moved into chat rooms and eventually transitioned to social media. And I’ve watched that ongoing conversation
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Watch a Fantastic Interview with Jeff Bridges as He Reflects on Some of His Most Iconic Movie Roles

If you’re a fan of Jeff Bridges, you have to to watch this new interview with him! In it he reflects on some of the iconic movie roles that he’s played over the years. He talks about The Last Picture Show, Tron, The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and even The Giver.

He shares some great stories from the time he spent working on these films and you really get a good sense of the kind of guy Bridges is. This is just a small taste of what he’s given us over the years, but it’s fun watching him talk about his experiences on these films.
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Jeff Bridges Steers Golden Globes Audience Towards ‘Creating a Healthy Planet For All of Us’

Jeff Bridges Steers Golden Globes Audience Towards ‘Creating a Healthy Planet For All of Us’
There are few Hollywood stars more deserving of a career-spanning achievement award than Jeff Bridges, who has been acting since he was an actual infant — the son of the legendary actor Lloyd Bridges and actress and writer Dorothy Bridges made his uncredited debut in John Cromwell’s “The Company She Keeps” when he was less than two years old — and so his Sunday night coronation as the latest winner of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award seemed nothing if not incredibly appropriate (and perhaps a little overdue).

Bridges, of course, likes to mix things up, and the star of such varied films as “The Big Lebowski,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Tron,” “Hell or High Water,” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” offered up a charming, wide-ranging acceptance speech after a loving introduction from fellow actor (and “Hell or High Water” co-star) Chris Pine and a career-spanning montage narrated by Sam Elliott.
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Golden Globes Honoree Jeff Bridges Reflects on ‘Great Life’ in Showbiz

  • Variety
Golden Globes Honoree Jeff Bridges Reflects on ‘Great Life’ in Showbiz
Jeff Bridges grew up with show business in his veins. His father, the late Lloyd Bridges, was a gregarious sort who not only loved the making of movies, but the selling of them as well. He would encourage his children to give it a go. “This is a great life,” he would tell them.

Still, like any rebellious kid, the younger Bridges — who will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6 — was resistant to chasing his father’s chosen trade. He wanted to be a musician instead, or an artist. “I had maybe 10 movies under my belt before I thought I could do this for the rest of my life,” he said in 2009.

Eventually the passion kicked in. Six decades into a movie career that technically began when he was a 6-month-old infant on
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3Below: Tales of Arcadia Review (Spoiler Free)

While not particularly complex, Guillermo del Toro’s 3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a charming, welcome entry into the Trollhunters mythos.

This is a spoiler free review.

“Lively” isn’t only the frequent interjection of its main character, it’s a great description for 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, the animated Netflix series from Guillermo del Toro, executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Dreamworks Animation. 3Belowis lively, humorous, fast, and fun.

Although the first season of the new show is available now on the streaming platform, 3Below is the second of three chapters of del Toro’s connected universe -- which also includes three seasons of Trollhunters, likewise set in the town of Arcadia.

But instead of a magical realm of trolls, 3Below focuses on a trio of energy-based aliens from the Tron-esque world of Akiridian-5: Princess Aja (Tatiana Maslany), Prince Krel (Diego Luna), and bodyguard Commander Varvatos Vex (Nick Offerman
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Aquaman – Review

When you have a character that can communicate with fish, you either tread hesitantly in the shallow end or dive right in and embrace the rocky waters. Director James Wan shows no signs of a fear of water. The world of Aquaman is certainly goofy and Wan leans happily into the goofiness and cheese, but as customary with his flashy directing style, there’s a level of cool splashed in as well. The aquatic hero’s first solo film is a bright and bold visual adventure, but it’s also bogged down by an overly familiar superhero story preventing it from standing out from the other fish in the sea.

Jason Momoa plays half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry. After Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) washes up on the shore of a lighthouse attendant (Temuera Morrison), the queen of Atlantis falls in love with the human world and give birth to Arthur. Flash forward decades later,
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Jeff Bridges to Receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

  • The Wrap
Jeff Bridges to Receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B.DeMille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is a lifetime achievement award for film that was first given out by the HFPA in 1952, when the inaugural award went to DeMille himself.

Since then, recipients have included Walt Disney, Judy Garland, Kirk Douglas, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand and, in the last decade, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

The award is chosen by the HFPA board of directors. This year, the organization launched a second honorary award, to be given for work in the field of television. The first recipient will be Carol Burnett, for whom the award was also named.

Also Read: 'Bad Times at the El Royale' Film Review: Chris Hemsworth and Jon Hamm on a
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‘Aquaman’ Film Review: James Wan’s Outrageous Underwater Epic Rewrites the Superhero Rules

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‘Aquaman’ Film Review: James Wan’s Outrageous Underwater Epic Rewrites the Superhero Rules
After decades of getting treated like a pop culture punchline, thanks almost entirely to “Super Friends” (with a little help from “Entourage”), Aquaman finally has his own feature film. It’s a weird and wonderful superhero adventure that strives — and almost succeeds — to be the most epic superhero movie ever made.

Directed by James Wan (“Furious 7”), “Aquaman” ventures from a neon, “Tron”-inspired Atlantis to ancient ruins straight out of “Indiana Jones,” and then into a nightmare realm of evil swarming fish monsters. It features gigantic battles between innocent crab people and bad guys riding armored sharks. At one point, a DayGlo rave octopus plays the drums while Aquaman fights for the throne of Atlantis in an underwater gladiator arena called “The Ring of Fire.”

To call this movie “big” is an understatement. “Aquaman” has damn near everything: Amber Heard wears a dress made out of domesticated jellyfish, Julie Andrews
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Disney World Is Shutting Down Its Entire Railroad To Make Way For A Major, New Ride

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Hey, Disney World fans. We've got some very interesting and exciting news for you guys. It turns out that the Disney World crew is about to just go ahead and temporarily shut down their entire railroad system so they can make way for a major, new Tron roller coaster ride! That's right guys. It's about to go down on December 3, 2018. That's when the railroad will be shutting down. According to the folks over at wdwnt.com, the railroad trains will be parked at the Main Street U.S.A. station while the railroad is closed. While it's there, it will reportedly allow visitors to get a closer look at the railroad and give them a rare opportunity to snap photos. They say the railroad is expected to be closed well into the year 2019. No exact date was given, but you can expect a pretty long wait for the railroad to be active again.
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Untold Horror Announces November 30th 3D Screening of The Hole at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre, John Landis to Host Q&A with Joe Dante

  • DailyDead
Filmmaker Joe Dante is cherished in the horror community for his wonderful work on films such as Gremlins, The Howling, and The ’Burbs, but perhaps one of his more under-seen (and recent) movies is The Hole. Through their multi-media brand Untold Horror, Dave Alexander and Mark Pollesel are looking to change that by celebrating Dante's 2009 fantasy horror film with a 3D screening at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, November 30th, including a Q&A with Dante hosted by fellow filmmaker John Landis.

For more information, visit Fandango and Tcl Chinese Theatre online, and read on for the full announcement of The Hole screening and Q&A, which is expected to be the first of multiple Untold Horror events.

From the Press Release: Hollywood, CA - A rare 3-D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 young adult horror classic The Hole will be held on November 30, 2018, at Hollywood’s legendary Tcl Chinese Theatre.
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review: Cautionary Tale Sequel Crosses the Online

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review: Cautionary Tale Sequel Crosses the Online
It’s a vast dystopic wasteland and a bright neon cosmopolis, one that puts Tokyo and Philip K. Dick’s Hell Ay and Times Square on New Year’s Eve to shame. It’s a seedy place, where a troll lurks underneath every other bridge and within the majority of your mentions. It’s busy — too busy, in fact, a 24-7 bazaar that’s constantly bustling and overwhelming. Some folks give you helpful advice; others are straight-up stranger-danger personified. (Do not go over to the “dark” side.) Everyone wants to sell you something.
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Film Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

  • Variety
After going from 8-bit zero to arcade hero during his original outing, Wreck-It Ralph levels up in a big way with “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” an ambitious, all-around-satisfying sequel to Walt Disney Animation’s wonderfully outside-the-box smash that ranks among the studio’s very best toons: It’s a poignant buddy movie that’s sincere in all the right places but knows better than to take itself too seriously. While the 2012 project was an inspired example of easily expandable world-building, this more-clever-than-expected follow-up skips the obvious next step — simply exploring the other games that share the same power strip — and sets out to conquer the relative vastness of cyberspace instead.

That’s a lofty goal for any sequel, further complicated by the fact that reformed bad guy Ralph (voiced by lovable lug John C. Reilly) has made friends with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), which calls for an all-new dynamic.
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Review: Muse Get Lost in the Eighties on ‘Simulation Theory’

The first LP from Muse since their 2015 album Drones is a throwback to the first seven years of the Eighties. The tom-toms are cavernous like a Jan Hammer or Phil Collins production on the Miami Vice soundtrack. The dystopian, technophobic action movie narrative seems in the same vein as films like The Running Man and The Terminator. A band that’s logged nearly 20 years in the major label rock sphere, Muse mixed Radiohead’s alt-rock shirt-pullers with Queen’s triumphant heft in epic jams about theoretical physics, systems science and environmental philosophy.
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Mark Ruffalo And Tom Holland “Evade The Marvel Snipers” On Disney’s Tron Ride

In an unlikely franchise crossover moment, Avengers 4 stars Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo have been pictured riding the Tron rollercoaster at Shanghai Disneyland.

Though Spider-Man and the Hulk have yet to meet in the McU, the pair are often mentioned in the same sentence as the two most spoiler-prone members of the Marvel cast. Even the Reddit user who shared this endearing new image of the actors enjoying some free time during the Avengers: Infinity War press tour labelled their post as a “Rare Photo of leakers evading the Marvel Snipers after spoiling the A4 Title.”

Indeed, this pair have the track records to back up their respective reputations. Infinity War co-director Joe Russo even singled out Holland as one of the reasons why the cast of the recent Marvel megahit were given fake scripts to avoid leaks.

Mark Ruffalo And Tom Holland "Evade The Marvel Snipers" On Disney's
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How Metal Gear Solid's Director Would Adapt The Legend of Zelda

Matthew Byrd Oct 31, 2018

Metal Gear Solid director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has a few ideas for a Zelda movie.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film adaptation, recently revealed how he would approach a film adaptation of The Legend of Zelda.

"The thing about Zelda is Zelda is not Lord of the Rings, right? You cannot forget how quirky and bizarre Zelda is,” said Vogt-Roberts in an interview with IGN. "I think you need to find a way to actually fuse the traditional Zelda and the very new Zelda. I think you have to find a way to very intensely fuse the pure just sort of fantasy of The Ocarina of Time and The Link to the Past, but then I think you need to find a way to incorporate the newer pseudo-tech stuff -- you know, the lasers and Tron lines that happen in the newer games,
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Watch: Jeff Bridges Talks about His Most Iconic Characters from ‘Tron’ to ‘The Big Lebowski’

I could listen to Jeff Bridges talk for hours, so 17 minutes of him talking about his illustrious career seems far too short. Bridges has had a pretty incredible career with loads of iconic roles, and in a new GQ video, he talks about some of them including his parts in The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, King Kong, Tron, The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, and more. Jeff Bridges is just a gift of an actor, and every movie has a fun story attached to it. It’s impressive that Bridges continues to have so much humility considering everything …
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Bad Times At The El Royale – Review

So what’s the ideal setting for a story filled with lowlifes and immoral and often illegal activities? You know, where dangerous dames and dudes can just appear, almost at random? Maybe a haunted house or creepy mansion just doesn’t ring true. Well, Hitch knew just the locale nearly fifty years ago. By 1960 the glamorous days of lavish, lush vacation spots were long in the past. And who could really afford a night or two at the Grand Hotel or Holiday Inn? But a dusty motel just off the road, why Alfred Hitchcock made it the perfect place murder and mayhem in 1960’s iconic Psycho. That dangerous destination has carried on through the decades, from the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, to Four Rooms, and most recently Hotel Artemis (a haven/hospital for the criminal class). This week an all-stars cast checks in, but might not check out. And who is their host/concierge?
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Guys Turn Their Mountain Bikes Into Tron Light Cycles and Yes, It’s Awesome

Have you ever been a person to raise the question, “How can we create a Tron Light Bike effect, on a mountain bike?” Well maybe you didn’t ask that exact question but you can be sure when Tron and Tron II came out, people all over the place were wondering if we’d ever have cars or motorcycles that would be just like those in the movies. But for these few guys, the mountain bike question was more than just a “what if.” It became a reality. What began as a dream, developed into a problem and eventually turned into a

Guys Turn Their Mountain Bikes Into Tron Light Cycles and Yes, It’s Awesome
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Cam Review – Lff 2018

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While tech-horrors run the risk of dating as quickly as the malevolent malware/equipment they feature, many provide fascinating insights into products gone awry and how they can be utilised as weapons/ to petrify. Recently, Unfriended: Dark Web, i-Lived, Open Windows and Selfie From Hell have all employed web tech/ platforms as tools to terrorise, while the riper likes of Videodrome, Demon Seed, Poltergeist and sci-fi siblings Tron, Brainscan and The Lawnmower Man offer (in retrospect) intriguing insights into corrupt/ defective tech of the time.

With Cam, writer/director Daniel Goldhaber collaborates on a screenplay with former sex worker Isa Mazzei, and crafts a fretful, uncanny tech thriller that taps into a prevalent paranoia of identity theft, profile cloning and public humiliation via social media. In an age of net analytics and ad targeting software, Goldhaber and Mazzei shrewdly explore an embryonic weakness and how it connects with our inherent
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Film Review: ‘Nekrotronic’

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Film Review: ‘Nekrotronic’
Horror-action-comedy hash “Nekrotronic” has mankind menaced by soul-sucking demons who’ve invaded the internet. A little bit “Tron” meets “Blade,” with a whole lot of other stuff thrown in, this cartoonish Aussie fanboy missive from the brothers Roache-Turner mashes together high energy, lowbrow humor, and a barrage of visual effects to enjoyable but rather numbing effect. Villainness Monica Bellucci may give a lift in some offshore quarters to a hybrid genre exercise whose lack of other star wattage — and excess of every other shiny or explosive thing — suggests target-audience access will be primarily via home formats.

A surfeit of doo-doo jokes start things off unpromisingly as average dude Howie (Ben O’Toole) and space-case sidekick Rangi (Epine Bob Savea) attend the former’s family business of sewage removal, their slogan being “We Take Your Shit.” But it turns out this is both our first and last glimpse of open-air calm
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