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Film News Roundup: ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay Tackles ‘Jonny Quest’ Movie

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Film News Roundup: ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay Tackles ‘Jonny Quest’ Movie
In today’s film news roundup, Chris McKay is attached to direct “Jonny Quest,” Greg Berlanti is directing a Rock Hudson movie, documentary “The Last Race” gets an early release, and Valeria Golino is honored.

Director Attachments

Chris McKay, director of “The Lego Batman Movie,” is attached to helm a live-action “Jonny Quest” movie for Warner Bros.

Producers are Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich along with Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe. Daniel Alter will executive produce.

“Jonny Quest” first appeared as an animated sci-fi series in 1964 through Hanna Barbera. The narrative focused on an 11-year-old boy, his sidekick Hadji, his scientist dad, secret agent Race Bannon, and pet bulldog, Bandit. The show led to several series and TV movies.

Richard Donner, Dwayne Johnson, and Robert Rodriguez have been involved in development of a “Jonny Quest” movie for the past two decades. McKay is also attached to direct the live-action “Nightwing” for Warner Bros.
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‘Chronicle Of Anna Magdalena Bach’ Trailer: Revolutionary Musical Biography Returns To The Big Screen [Exclusive]

Films like “Amadeus” and “Immortal Beloved” have explored lives of Mozart and Beethoven from unique perspectives, but few movies have detailed the life of an artist quite “Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach.” If you haven’t seen the 1968 film, now’s the time, because it’s returning for its 50th anniversary to the big screen, in a gorgeous new, 4K restoration. And today we’re thrilled to exclusively debut the trailer and poster.
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Gary Oldman to Receive Modern Master Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Gary Oldman to Receive Modern Master Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival
Gary Oldman will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sbiff organizers announced on Wednesday. Oldman will be presented with the award, the highest honor among the several different prizes presented to awards contenders during that annual festival, on Friday, February 2, at the Arlington Theatre. The veteran actor has been performing since 1979, but has only been nominated for a single Academy Award, for 2011’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” His other films have included “Sid and Nancy,” Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Immortal Beloved,” “Prick Up Your Ears,” “JFK,” “True Romance” and “The Contender.” Also Read:.
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Shut Eye Creator Les Bohem and Isabella Rossellini on Power of Women, Romani Culture

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Shut Eye is coming to Hulu on Wednesday, December 7.

It's dropping all at once, so you'll have the opportunity to enjoy this unique series in its entirety at your own pace.

We've already brought you an interview with costars David Zayas and Emmanuelle Chriqui on their roles in this Jeffrey Donovan starrer about a con working in and running a chain of fortune-telling storefronts for a family that controls the business in the Los Angeles area.

When a blow to the head brings him some actual visions, things begin to change.

Among them, Charlie’s wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) has wanted to to break away from Fonso (Angus Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family’s psychic empire and controls the Haverford's future, for a while and sees this new skill of Charlie's as the time to make their move.

Isabella Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive
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Gary Oldman to play Winston Churchill in new Joe Wright film Darkest Hour

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Wow! Gary Oldman will be playing none other than Winston Churchill in the new film Darkest Hour from director Joe Wright (Pan). This won't be the first time Gary Oldman has been cast cast as an historical figure (having played Lee Harvey Oslward in JFK, Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, and Sid Vicious in Sid And Nancy), and he's always knocked it out of the park each... Read More...
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Blu-ray Review Frankenstein 2015

When I was just a boy I had a paperback that included Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson in one volume. There were certain books I would reread every year, that was one. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury every summer, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens every December and that three in one book every October. I read it so many times I knew how to parcel it out daily up until Halloween, starting the first page of Dracula on October 1st up to the last page of Jekyll And Hyde on October 30th. That reading was just to get in the mood for Halloween.

I relate this, (not to brag,) to state I know those texts very well as a result. Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are great books, no doubt,
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Harker’s Hits: new on DVD/Blu-ray!

Harker’s Hits: new on DVD/Blu-ray!
This week delivers up a wealth of joy. Cannibal Women! Zombies! Curses! Sinful Dwarfs! Doctor Who! So let’s dive in and see just how we’re going to spend our week!

Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death

With a title like that, do you even need to know more? Yeah? Well, it stars 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed. And Adrienne Barbeau from Swamp Thing and Creepshow. (Fun Fact: Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease! And got a Tony nom for it! What!) And Bill Maher, before he got all respectable with his own HBO show and all. To avoid an avocado shortage, an anthropology professor (Tweed!) heads into the avocado jungle of Southern California to confront the man-eating Piranha Women tribe. How the cannibals are affecting the avocado crops is anyone’s guess. But, hey, I live in SoCal, and
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See Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein Only At The Triskel Cork

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Bernard Rose’s modern day Frankenstein will screen exclusivly at Triskel Christchurch Cinema, one night only, Thursday 18 February before its worldwise release on DVD. UK director Rose began his film career working with Jim Henson before directing music videos for MTV, most notably the uncensored version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax. His later work includes horror film Candyman in 1992, and the historical romance Immortal Beloved in 1994. “Frankenstein is as relevant today as when it first appeared nearly two hundred years ago,” says Bernard Rose. “Its central premise, that the goal of science is to create consciousness, speaks to us because it is a fundamental truth and only in our era is the possibility now nearing fact. Mary Shelley’s book is, of course, the seminal Horror, Science Fiction and Gothic novel, and as such has been adapted and interprated many times. None more memorably than James Whale’s classic film starring Boris Karloff.
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Mel Gibson: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

Mel Gibson, whom I interviewed for Venice Magazine in late 2000, was my first real childhood hero I sat down with. If you were a Gen-x male, Mel Gibson was the closest thing we had to Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Sean Connery: a guy's guy whom guys wanted to emulate and women wanted to copulate. If you were a guy who liked girls, the math in the previous equation was pretty simple: be like Mel. Sadly, Gibson's life has taken a very public turn for the worse in the last decade, since his personal legal and troubles stemming from a 2006 DUI arrest in Malibu were made public, one from which his image has yet to fully recover. It was an unfortunate fall from grace for a guy who literally had Hollywood, and the world, in the palm of his hand after sweeping the 1995 Oscars with his box office smash "Braveheart.
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DVD Review – 2 Jacks (2012)

2 Jacks, 2012.

Directed by Bernard Rose.

Starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller and Jacqueline Bisset.


Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?

Bernard Rose may be well-known for cult horror Candyman and Beethoven biopic Immortal Beloved, but that was twenty odd years ago. Despite using a Tolstoy short story as inspiration, this diabolical piece of detritus is unforgivable. In my opinion you would have more fun watching food decompose, than waste an hour and thirty minutes of your life on this pap.

Everyone here has done better elsewhere. Sienna Miller sashes around in a 1920’s get up looking pretty and playing up to Danny Huston. A man fighting turgid dialogue and Troma levels of production, while son Jack gibbers away like it was an ‘Am-Dram’ revival of Rent.

Filmed on digital with no discernible framing,
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1988

Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...

Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.

It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an
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Sadly, The Devil's Violinist Is About Paganini, Not Charlie Daniels

Nineteenth-century Italian violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini was rumored to have made a Faustian pact in order to play like the devil, though the flexibility that enabled him to cover three octaves across four strings with one hand was more likely a side effect of a genetic connective-tissue disorder. Bernard Rose's elegantly staged but tonally flat biopic embraces the myth, even underscoring Paganini's rising fame, scandalous hedonism, and womanizing as an anachronistic form of rock-star fantasy. (It's like a humorless take on Ken Russell's Lisztomania, and who wants that?) Unlike the writer-director's 1994 success Immortal Beloved — owned by Gary Oldman's chameleonic transformation as Beethoven — Rose's cult-of-personality approach here suffers...
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The Devil’s Violinist Coming to Theaters and VOD Jan. 30

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The Devil’s Violinist Coming to Theaters and VOD Jan. 30
One of the newest movie stars is a professional violinist! Violinist superstar David Garrett is starring in “The Devil’s Violinist,” coming to theaters and VOD Jan. 9. The film also stars Jared Harris (“Lincoln,” “Mad Men”), Christian McKay (“Rush”) and Joley Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”) and is directed by Bernard Rose (“Immortal Beloved”). The film focuses on a virtuoso who is constantly surrounded by scandal amid his fame. In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals – which is exactly what his manager Urbani (Jared Harris) is doing his utmost to [ Read More ]

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Honey | DVD Review

Snagging a special mention after a premiere in Un Certain Regard at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival (where it received a commendation from the Ecumenical jury), actress Valeria Golino’s directorial debut Honey played to generally warm reception and even snagged seven David di Donatello Award nods (but went home empty handed). A limited theatrical in the Us in March of 2014 didn’t seem to attract much of a response, unfortunate considering Golino has made quite an expressive and enjoyable film, perhaps lost in a sea of strong titles coming out of Italy over the past two years that seem to have saturated conversation.

Golino hinges an intriguing character study around the thorny topic of euthanasia, with her directorial debut. Jasmine Trinca stars as an assisted suicide activist, a beautiful harbinger of oblivion, and it would seem that death certainly becomes her in this meditative tale that avoids polemics in favor of self-discovery and exploration.
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‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Why Hollywood Keeps Trying To Spark Life Into Frankenfilms

‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Why Hollywood Keeps Trying To Spark Life Into Frankenfilms
Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being
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Wait, We're Getting Another New Frankenstein Movie?

Actor Xavier Samuel has already been a vampire in the Twilight series, and now he.s set to add another iconic horror monster role to his resume when he headlines a newly announced updating of Mary Shelley.s classic tale of terror, Frankenstein. Candyman helmer Bernard Rose (who also gave us the Beethoven biopic Immortal Beloved) will helm the new feature, which he also wrote, according to a report featured over at Deadline. Rose.s version of the well-worn tale will bring Frankenstein and his monster to Los Angeles, in modern times, with a husband-and-wife scientist team (Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston) creating the creature, who finds nothing but violence and rage directed toward him from the outside world. The article goes on to add that Rose will reunite with Candyman star Tony Todd, but his role has yet to be revealed. Eclectic Pictures is guiding the update through the
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Gary Oldman Facts: 27 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the British Actor

Whether or not you agree with his recent comments in Playboy, there's no denying Gary Oldman is one of the great actors of our time.

Ever since breaking out in 1986's "Sid and Nancy" as the self-destructing Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, Oldman has transformed himself from one role to the next. A true chameleon, the actor changes his voice for every part and is nearly unrecognizable in films like "True Romance" (1993) and "The Contender" (2000). Despite his enormous influence among fellow actors, Oldman shuns the spotlight and has only once been nominated for an Oscar. Oldman turns in yet another stirring performance (despite limited screen time) in this summer's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".

From his famous ex-wife to his rejection from a prestigious drama school, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Gary Oldman.

1. Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England to Kathleen Cheriton and Leonard Bertram Oldman.
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Gary Oldman Apologizes (Again) For Playboy Interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Still trying to atone for his sins, Gary Oldman appeared on “ Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night (June 25) and ended up saying he’s sorry for his comments about Jews in his chat with Playboy magazine.

The “Immortal Beloved” actor explained, "It was an article I did with Playboy and I said some things that were poorly considered."

"Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed. I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration and I am an a*shole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base."

Gary also noted, “Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you've said them. I don't condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn't have used them, but
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Honey | Review

Helps the Medicine Go Down: Golino’s Winning, Striking Debut

Actress Valeria Golino hinges an intriguing character study around the thorny topic of euthanasia, with her directorial debut, Honey. Jasmine Trinca stars as an assisted suicide activist, a beautiful harbinger of oblivion, and it would seem that death certainly becomes her in this meditative tale that avoids polemics in favor of self-discovery and exploration. Light in narrative events, choosing to focus instead on her protagonist’s work interactions, which are always conveyed with a muted, yet respectful empathy, Golino’s film is an adept and engrossing debut, enhanced by a hypnotizing soundtrack and striking visuals.

Irene (Jasmine Trinca), masquerades as Honey, an operative in a secret ring of professionals that specialize in assisted suicide with terminally ill patients. She gets her assignments from her ex-lover (Libero Di Rienzo), a hospital physician. It’s Irene/Honey’s job to meet with
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Gary Oldman interview: RoboCop, Barack Obama and more

Interview Ryan Lambie 7 Feb 2014 - 06:09

We talk to Gary Oldman about his role in RoboCop, his thoughts on the original, politics, and refusing to play a villain in Batman Begins...

Gary Oldman: quite possibly the finest actor of his generation. A charismatic force of nature, capable of blazing through the screen as a central villain (like killer cop Norman Stansfield in Leon), or even in relatively small roles, like the bizarre Drexl Spivey in True Romance. Then there are the stunning character portrayals, like Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, or Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, or the troubled Jackie Flannery in the little-seen but wonderful State Of Grace.

Typecast for a time, at least in Hollywood, as the go-to villain type - see Air Force One, The Fifth Element or Lost In Space to name three - Oldman has since, as he puts it, "turned the ship around", and
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