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Robin Hood Trailer Arrives Starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx

Summit Entertainment has finally dropped the first trailer for Robin Hood, a prequel once known as Robin Hood: Origins, which takes the legendary robber back to his glory days, when he was just starting out. The movie stars Kingsman breakout Taron Egerton as the title hero, with Jamie Foxx arriving as his sidekick Little John. The movie looks action packed and period specific.

Are you ready for another revisionist take on Robin Hood? Ever couple of years, the old mythic adventure gets dusted off for a new generation. And it hasn't really been that long since director Ridley Scott tried his hand at turning the age-old story on its head with the 2010 movie of the same name, Robin Hood, which starred Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. It's been eight years, now millennials have a Robin Hood to call their own.

This latest iteration comes from Summit Entertainment, and is aimed
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Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Borrows Grandeur of Original Score

With every reboot of a classic TV series, the producers face a key question: Reprise the musical theme of the old show or go for an entirely new sound appropriate to a new cast and concept?

Zack Estrin, executive producer of Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” available for streaming on April 13, chose the former, with a twist. “We’re maintaining the core spirit of the show — this great family survival adventure — and along with the rights to the show came this incredible trove of original John Williams compositions,” he says. “We wanted you to feel like you were in a
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Jill Santopolo’s Romantic Novel ‘The Light We Lost’ in Development as a Movie

Jill Santopolo will adapt her bestselling debut novel “The Light We Lost” for producers Richard B. Lewis and Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak at Southpaw Entertainment.

“Through her extraordinarily unique voice, Jill has brought to life a heart-wrenching and epic love story for the ages,” Jerou-Tabak said. “Her debut novel took us on an intense emotional rollercoaster ride with twists and turns that literally brought us to tears. We are thrilled to be working alongside her to bring this exceptional story to life on the big screen.”

The story follows a young couple who meet at Columbia University on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Their relationship to one another – and to the world – is forged in the crucible of that day. They both decide that they want their lives to mean something quickly they become a binary star orbiting around one other.

Lewis is the producer of 16 motion pictures and over 300 hours of television, including “[link
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Howard Lew Lewis: 1941-2018

Den Of Geek Jan 22, 2018

Howard Lew Lewis, best known as Elmo in Brush Strokes and Rabies in Maid Marian, has died.

Howard Lew Lewis, who gave life to Rabies in Tony Robinson’s peerless Maid Marian And Her Merry Men, has died at the age of 76.

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The news was broken on Robinson’s Twitter account, where he paid tribute to the “kind, funny and gentle” Lewis.

Rip Rabies. The kind,funny and gentle Howard Lew Lewis died on Saturday. Much missed #maidmarianandhermerrymen

— Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) January 22, 2018

Whilst Maid Marian gave him arguably his most loved role, he also brought to the screen the character of Elmo, the scene-grabbing barman in the long-running TV show Brush Strokes. Furthermore, who could forget when he appeared in
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Here’s Your First Look At Ben Mendelsohn In ‘Robin Hood’

If you haven’t heard the news, we’re getting a new live-action Robin Hood movie in 2018. The film, which stars Taron Egerton as the title character, has been in development for quite some time and shot during the early part of 2017. We’ve already been treated to images featuring Egerton and co-star Jamie Foxx, and now we have our first look at Ben Mendelsohn as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Your Ben Mendelsohn Robin Hood first look is here:

Ben Mendelsohn Robin Hood image: See the actor as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham

Robin Hood is written by Joby Harold, Peter Craig, and David James Kelly and is directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Otto Bathurst, so expect stunning style and impressive visuals. The film sees Jamie Foxx play Little John, the leader of outlaws group Merry Men, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet, half-brother of Hood,
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The 14 most exciting things to happen on TV in the 90s

Louisa Mellor Dec 7, 2017

UK kids wouldn’t have survived the 90s without The Crystal Maze, Knightmare, Gladiators and more…

Remember boredom? Boredom was to a nineties childhood what stress is to modern adulthood – a constant and inescapable presence, relieved only by television.

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The difference is, even television could be boring in the nineties. Grown-ups exclusively watched One Man And His Dog, The Budget and Ballykissangel, the sort of programmes that gave you Sunday-night-dread any day of the week. Try as you might to escape border collies, Kenneth Clarke and priests having harvest festival scrapes in picturesque Irish villages, it simply wasn’t possible. There were no streaming services to come to your rescue. Video rental was a birthdays-only treat. What else were you supposed to do? Read?

Every so often, a bright light would shine through, illuminating the murk of Ground Force and Oh,
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Morgan Creek plans reboots of Ace Ventura, Young Guns, Major League & more

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Reboot, reboot, everyone loves a reboot. Founded almost thirty years ago, Morgan Creek Productions is responsible for such films as Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Last Of The Mohicans, True Romance, Major League, Dead Ringers, Young Guns, Nightbreed, and more, and, due to a recent rebanding, the company now know as Morgan Creek Entertainment Group is looking to exploit... Read More...
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How fares the British film industry?

Dan Cooper Oct 27, 2017

It's been a big year for British films, it seems. But just how British are they?

How indeed is the British film industry? Fire off this particular question into the vastness of cyberspace and you’d be forgiven for thinking that things have never been rosier. A great sprawl of articles tumble forth, spewing forth hugely impressive numbers, whilst also celebrating the talent of our actors and our crews. Unsurprisingly, the runaway success of franchises such as Bond, Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings also dominate most search-engine results.

In a nutshell then, the British film industry is in a state of rude health and we should all congratulate ourselves by heading down to our local cinema to watch a British film, you know, to bask in that lovely glow of pride that naturally occurs when the place that you’re from becomes relatively good at something important.
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City Slickers: the behind the scenes challenges of a comedy hit

Simon Brew Aug 8, 2017

1991's City Slickers was an Oscar-winning comedy success. It was not without behind the scenes challenges...

Spoilers for City Slickers lie ahead.

Sandwiched between the two big tentpole blockbuster hits of summer 1991 was a genuine sleeper surprise. Whilst it had long been pre-ordained that the Arnold Schwarzenegger-headlined Terminator 2: Judgment Day would rule the summer season with the Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, what few saw coming was a film called City Slickers.

It came from the pen of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, the comedy-writing team who scripted 1989’s brilliant Parenthood. They co-write the film with Billy Crystal (who didn’t receive credit), who also conceived the idea for the film. And as with most unlikely successes, it had a bit of a history to it.

Crystal came to the idea in the aftermath of his success in When Harry Met Sally,
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How the end of VHS took the movie rental window with it

Simon Brew May 8, 2017

When DVD hit big, some studios desperately tried to hang on to the traditional rental window. It led to an odd format called Divx...

Driving my young son through a part of Birmingham over the weekend before last, we stopped at lights in the Cotteridge area. Just outside a big booze shop. “That,” I explained to my 13-year old, “was where I spent a good deal of my youth.”

Steady.

For Cotteridge used to house a sizeable video shop, whose ex-rental VHS offers were almost as good as the range of new releases they always had to rent. Even just 20 years ago, it was the norm for the majority of us to spend two or three quid a time renting a tape, and having to remember to take it back in the morning. The day a popular frozen pizza brand introduced a 'free rental at Blockbuster with
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Looking back at Oliver Stone's JFK

Robert Keeling Apr 19, 2017

Kevin Costner headlined an all-star cast in Oliver Stone's JFK. It was a film that led to an act of Congress being passed...

Oliver Stone’s epic conspiracy-thriller JFK, surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the case brought about by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in relation to his murder, was released in 1991 to an astonishing level of critical backlash. Even before JFK arrived in theatres it was being pilloried and attacked by many in the media. The attacks were kick-started by Washington Post correspondent George Lardner, an investigative reporter who wrote a piece called On the Set: Dallas In Wonderland; How Oliver Stone’s Version Of The Kennedy Assassination Exploits The Edge Of Paranoia, which was actually based solely on a leaked copy of Stone’s first draft of the script.

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Shout Select Fights Russians, Crips, and Bloods With ‘Red Dawn’ and ‘Colors’

We take a look at new Blu-rays of two ’80s classics.

Shout! Factory’s relatively young collectors label, Shout Select, is something of an odd duck. This is less of a criticism than an observation as their releases so far bear no real discernible through line. We’ve gotten well-deserved Blu-rays of eagerly awaited ’80s classics like To Live and Die in La, Road House, and Midnight Run, but the label has also released/announced titles like Death of a Salesman, The Chinese Connection, and Simon Pegg’s forgettable 2012 film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. So yeah, there’s something of an odd inconsistency across the catalog.

For now though we’re here to discuss their latest releases, two ’80s films of varying acclaim and renown — John MiliusRed Dawn and Dennis Hopper’s Colors.

Red Dawn (1984)

A small town in Colorado begins its day like any other until strangers drop from the sky. Soviet
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New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon to launch in 2018

Matt Edwards Mar 3, 2017

Nickelodeon has announced it will be launching a brand new 2D Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon in 2018...

After the box office disappointment on last year's feature film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and with the current Turtles cartoon expected to finish once it reaches the end of its fifth season, uncertainty has hung over the future of the franchise. Nickelodeon has now announced Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will air in the Us in the Autumn next year. We’ll bring you a UK date once we get it.

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Our colleagues over at Den of Geek Us ran this synopsis.

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo on
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Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa
Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.

Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.

For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.

Best in show for the Americans attempting the over-the-pond accents, awarded by British Actors in La, are Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger. Streep’s
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Alan Rickman’s tip for award ceremonies

Simon Brew Mar 4, 2018

The late, great Alan Rickman had a simple tip for when cameras zoomed in on him at awards ceremonies...

Just a little story I came across. I just thought it was a lovely piece about Alan Rickman, and thought it worth passing on in case any of you missed it.

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Author Sebastian Barry was being interviewed on Radio Five Live/Five Live/Radio 5/Five in February 2017, having won the Costa Book Of The Year award for the second year in succession. Whilst he was chatting, the subject of the late, great Alan Rickman came up, and Barry shared a lovely anecdote about the much-missed actor and filmmaker.

Rickman worked with Alison Deegan, Barry’s wife,
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Robin Hood Will Have Ptsd In ‘John Wick’-Esque ‘Origins’

It seems as if Hollywood learned nothing from last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” or really any other reboot that furrowed its brow in seriousness: going gritty isn’t always what audiences want. That being said, for all the iterations of Robin Hood we’ve had on the big screen from the heroic (“Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves“) to the satirical (“Robin Hood: Men In Tights“) to the animated (“Robin Hood“), I suppose we’ve never really seen him suffer with psychological wear and tear (though Ridley Scott took things in a more serious direction with his 2010 movie).

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When Kevin Costner went mushroom hunting while filming Robin Hood

Simon Brew Jan 6, 2017

During a lunch break on the shoot of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Kevin Costner went looking for, er, 'special mushrooms'...

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, the year that we also lost the mighty Alan Rickman (who, of course, stole every scene he was let near in the movie). It’s a film that remains a favourite for many, and in a new interview, Kevin Costner has shared a behind the scenes story from the making of the movie. In particular, how a swordfight scene in the movie was nearly ‘delayed’ by a search for some, well, mushrooms. Those kind of mushrooms.

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Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, Costner described how, ahead of filming a swordfight sequence in the movie, a stuntman suggested
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Kevin Costner Went Looking for Mushrooms With a Stuntman While Filming 'Robin Hood'

It seems hope was not all that was growing in Sherwood Forest.

During an interview Thursday on The Rich Eisen Show, Kevin Costner revealed that he went on something of a hunt with his stuntman while the two had some downtime on the set of the iconic 1991 adventure film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Costner told Eisen that he befriended the stuntman and that the two — in costume — went off into the wooded location to find some mushrooms. Yes, those kinds of mushrooms.

Costner said he was not having much luck finding any vegetation, but his stuntman did. However, before they took...
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Andrew Garfield on his battles with Sony over Spider-Man

Simon Brew Jan 4, 2017

Andrew Garfield on the rumour that a dispute with Sony bosses led to him being removed as Spider-Man, following The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

More and more little details continue to drip out surrounding Andrew Garfield’s departure from the role of Spider-Man. In spite of the fact that Sony had announced release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4, it went on to pull the plug on the series after the second movie failed to fully ignite the box office. Garfield was duly dropped as the incumbent webslinger, and with Marvel coming on board too, Tom Holland was duly cast in the role. Holland, of course, debuted his Spider-Man in last year’s Captain America: Civil War.

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There had been rumours from 2015 that suggested Garfield had in fact
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Michael Keaton on why he quit playing Batman

Tony Sokol Jan 4, 2017

Michael Keaton was all set to play Batman/Bruce Wayne for a third time in Batman Forever. And he's been chatting about why he dropped out...

Michael Keaton, who burst onto the movie scene with manic characters like Beeteljuice and Johnny Dangerously, remains perhaps most famed for his stint as the Dark Knight. He played Batman/Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, and its 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. The DC Comics movies were blockbuster hits, and the reimagined series was well on its way to being a winning franchise. But Keaton turned down the chance to be in the third movie of the series, Batman Forever. And he's been chatting about why. It wasn't anything to do with the suit, rather that "it sucked," Keaton told The Hollywood Reporter.

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“The script never was good.
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