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Comic-Con Program For July 21 Features ‘Deadpool 2’ Unrated Cut, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’ & More

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is quickly approaching, so we’re finally getting a good look at the schedule for the show. Even though that we’re only a few weeks away, the official blog for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has begun to reveal the daily schedule for the show. In the last two days, we’ve seen the list of panels and events for Thursday, July 19th and Friday, July 20th.

Now, the Friday, July 21st schedule has been revealed, confirming panels for ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Black Lightning’ and DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. Con-goers will also be privy to the premiere of an uncut version of ‘Deadpool 2′ and a 25th anniversary screening ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. The only big mystery left to solve will be what the Warner Bros. panel will consist of although ‘Aquaman’, ‘Shazam’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984′ are all good bets. Here are some of the
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Luke Evans to lead the cast of Roland Emmerich’s WWII film Midway

Luke Evans has signed on to the cast of Midway, the upcoming big budget World War II action epic from director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day).

The film will tell the story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater during WWII, and Evans is set to portray Commander Wade McClusky, who would go on to win a Naval Cross for his role in the battle.

Evans – who is currently shooting the comedy Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston – joins a cast that so far includes Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Mandy Moore (47 Meters Down).

Via THR

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3 Successful Franchise Revivals and 3 Failures

George Chrysostomou with three successful franchise revivals and three failures…

Franchise revivals are an ever present part of Hollywood today. Whilst audiences love sequels, prequels, original properties and reboots, there’s nothing quite as nostalgic as a franchise revival – taking a property from years ago, giving it a fresh coat of paint and selling it as a continuation or perhaps an improvement over what it once was. This list features sequels and reboots, but most of all puts the emphasis on the return of fan favourite franchises that may or may not have lost their way. First I would like to point out some honourable mentions. For a success it has to be the Jurassic Park series, which has continued to go from strength to strength in both movies and games, while Spider-Man is another that has been reinvigorated. As for failures, RoboCop is one such property, and another memorable
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Mission: Impossible Revisited: Tom Cruise Lights the Fuse

In just under a month, the sixth installment of Paramount's Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible Fallout, will hit theaters, bringing Tom Cruise's iconic Ethan Hunt character back for another edge-of-your-seat adventure. As we get ready for Ethan Hunt's return, and what has been said to be Tom Cruise's most death-defying stunt yet, we're going to revisit the franchise from the beginning, examining one movie a week before Fallout's release on July 27, and we begin with the one that started it all ,1996's Mission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise had already been a global mega-star by the time he came aboard to star and produce Mission: Impossible, which was the first film produced under his Cruise/Wagner Productions company with longtime producing partner Paula Wagner. This franchise, however, would help Cruise cement his legacy as one of the few action stars who insists on doing all of his own stunts, which
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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’

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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’
Jeff Goldblum has returned to one of his most successful roles with Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Goldblum first played the character in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” back in 1993. The actor has had a highly successful career in film, television and theater for over 40 years.

Goldblum’s film career started in a particularly auspicious manner since his first four films were all highly regarded works of the early 1970s: “Death Wish”, “California Split”, “Nashville” and “Next Stop, Greenwich Village.” He continued to work in film and television for the next four decades and even returned to Broadway a few times, most notably in the highly regarded Martin McDonough play “The Pillowman.”

Along the way Goldblum has picked up a number of award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for “Little Surprises.” He received an Emmy nomination for a guest
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Richard Alan Greenberg Dies: Title Designer On ‘Alien’, ‘Superman’, ‘Matrix’ & Many More Was 71

Richard Alan Greenberg, an Oscar-nominated title designer and motion-graphics pioneer, died June 16 in New York City. He was 71. Greenberg scored his Oscar nom for Best Visual Effects on the 1987 Anrold Schwarzenegger thriller Predator. Among his many other notable opening-sequence credits are Superman, Alien, Dirty Dancing, Zelig, The Untouchables, The World According to Garp, Altered States, Independence Day, Seven, The Matrix and the Lethal Weapon series. After…
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Richard Greenberg, Title Designer of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Matrix,’ Dies at 71

Richard Greenberg, Title Designer of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Matrix,’ Dies at 71
Oscar-nominated title designer Richard Greenberg, who lent his artistry to classic films and franchises like “Superman,” “Alien,” and “The Matrix” died of appendicitis on June 16 his New York home. He was 71.

Greenberg received multiple award nominations for his creative work throughout his career, including a visual effects Oscar-nomination in 1988 for “Predator” and a visual effects BAFTA nomination for 1983’s “Zelig.” As a title designer, he contributed his talent to an array of films from the 1980s to 2010, including “Superman,” “Alien,” “The World According to Garp,” “Altered States,” “Dirty Dancing,” “The Untouchables,” the “Lethal Weapon” series, “Dracula,” “Independence Day,” “Seven,” and “The Matrix.”

Half of a sibling duo, Greenberg began designing titles with his brother Robert, with whom he founded R/Greenberg Associates, according to a report from Art of the Title. Greenberg handled the artistic side of their startup business, while his brother managed the business. It wasn’t until the
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Richard Alan Greenberg, Creator of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Matrix’ Opening Credits, Dies at 71

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Richard Alan Greenberg, Creator of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Matrix’ Opening Credits, Dies at 71
Richard Alan Greenberg, the title designer who created the intros for classic films like “Superman,” “Alien” and “The Matrix,” died at his home in New York City on Saturday. He was 71.

The Oscar nominee has left an indelible mark on the sci-fi world, creating iconic openings for some of the most famous films in the genre and pushing further ground on the art of making opening credits. His first big work though his studio, R/Greenberg Associates, was the opening credits on “Superman” in 1978. using loud “whoosh” sounds with John Williams’ iconic theme to present the movie title, Superman’s famous insignia, and the names of stars like Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Christopher Reeves in bright blue letters that flashed by the screen.

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Just a year later, Greenberg took the complete opposite approach with the opening to Ridley Scott’s “Alien.
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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Jeff Goldblum has returned to one of his most successful roles with Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Goldblum first played the character in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” back in 1993. The actor has had a highly successful career in film, television and theater for over 40 years.

Goldblum’s film career started in a particularly auspicious manner since his first four films were all highly regarded works of the early 1970s: “Death Wish”, “California Split”, “Nashville” and “Next Stop, Greenwich Village.” He continued to work in film and television for the next four decades and even returned to Broadway a few times, most notably in the highly regarded Martin McDonough play “The Pillowman.”

Along the way Goldblum has picked up a number of award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for “Little Surprises.” He received an Emmy nomination for a guest
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33 Hot Country Songs All About Stone-Cold Revenge

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If you think country music is all about love and pickup trucks, then it's time to take a walk on the dark side of a genre where houses with abusive husbands are routinely blown up and you don't want to imagine what's lurking at the bottom of the river. From women who have had more than enough from their lying, cheating spouses to a boy named Sue hellbent on finding his scoundrel of a father, these are some of the best country songs about revenge. Some of these anthems are funny - like Travis Tritt offering his ex a quarter when she comes crawling back to him - but many of them will send a chill down your spine.

Just remember: dusty country roads hold plenty of secrets, and before you go seeking revenge, you might want to channel Tritt instead of Carrie Underwood, no matter how jaw-dropping her anthems about making men pay are.
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33 Hot Country Songs All About Stone-Cold Revenge

If you think country music is all about love and pickup trucks, then it's time to take a walk on the dark side of a genre where houses with abusive husbands are routinely blown up and you don't want to imagine what's lurking at the bottom of the river. From women who have had more than enough from their lying, cheating spouses to a boy named Sue hellbent on finding his scoundrel of a father, these are some of the best country songs about revenge. Some of these anthems are funny - like Travis Tritt offering his ex a quarter when she comes crawling back to him - but many of them will send a chill down your spine.

Just remember: dusty country roads hold plenty of secrets, and before you go seeking revenge, you might want to channel Tritt instead of Carrie Underwood, no matter how jaw-dropping her anthems about making men pay are.
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Dean Devlin Interview: Bad Samaritan

Dean Devlin has been active since the 1990s, where he wrote and produced the Roland Emmerich triple-whammy of Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla, and since has produced a wide range of movies and TV projects. He’s now forging his own destiny with production company Electric Entertainment recently making the move into distribution (last year they released The Book of Love and Lbj). Next up is his own directorial project, Bad Samaritan.
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Denzel Washington returns on The Equalizer 2 poster

Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 has gotten its first poster, showcasing the return of Denzel Washington’s ex-black ops commando Robert McCall. Check it out here…

The Equalizer followed McCall as he tried to live a quiet life after faking his death only to be plunged into the seedy underworld in order to protect a young girl from Russian mobsters. McCall then decides to help the helpless, letting those with problems come to him to solve.

The Equalizer 2 also stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) , Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter). Screenwriter Richard Wenk (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) also returned to write the screenplay.

The Equalizer 2 will be released July 20, 2018.

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'Bad Samaritan' Director Dean Devlin Talks David Tennant and Why He's Over Making Studio Films

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Producer Dean Devlin, best known for producing Hollywood blockbusters such as Independence Day and Godzilla, is through with working on studio films that often have too many chefs in the kitchen. Devlin has taken to the directing chair and independently-financed the thriller, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant. At WonderCon, he and Bad Samaritan screenwriter Brandon Boyce talked about casting David Tennant as the villain, geeking out when calling Tennant to offer him the role and why he's focusing on producing and directing his own films without the involvement of movie studios.
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Jeff Goldblum on Becoming a Dad Later in Life: "They've Taught Me Everything!" (Exclusive)

Actor Jeff Goldblum became a first-time dad at 62, with his wife of four years, Emilie Livingston, 35, and it clearly changed him. Life as a whole is pretty sweet for the 65-year-old veteran star of such films as The Big Chill, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and many others. Not only is he happily married to his third wife, a former Olympic gymnast he met at the gym, he is ecstatic about being a dad. A post shared by Emilie Goldblum (@emiliegoldblum) on Nov 23, 2017 at 8:23pm Pst "I’ve hardly taught them anything, and they have taught me everything," Jeff tells Closer of his boys, two-and-a-half-year-old Charlie and River, 11 months. "They are sweet," he tells Closer. "I give them a bath every night and seeing them together and seeing my wife with them, which makes me appreciate her in a whole other way. They are just great." For more on Jeff Goldblum,
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Why the UK’s always been a good advert for Hollywood

The likes of Harvey Keitel and Kevin Bacon seem to be permanent fixtures on British TV screens these days. Over the last few years, there’s been a glut of Hollywood’s finest only too happy to put their faces to brands we know and love. We’ve had Al Pacino playing indoor golf for Sky Broadband, Arnold Schwarzenegger doing a comic turn with those pesky meerkats, and even Sly Stallone delivering Warburtons loaves. Such A-listers have, however, been doing this for years, as these five can testify.

Joan Collins – Cinzano (1978-1983)

When was the last time you heard someone ask for a glass of cinzano at the bar? Back in the day though, this was a tipple that screamed class and sophistication. So who better to spearhead the campaign than Ms. Collins. With a little help from comedy great Leonard Rossiter, it was a case of acting royalty taking
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Surprising Nobody, ‘Independence Day’ Producer Has No Plans for a Third Film

It’s bizarrely easy to forget how bad the blockbusters of the last few years have been given how forgettable most of them have been. Even major releases of long-established and popular franchises have been disappointing at best and outright terrible at worst. I mean, how many people really remember that Power Rangers came out last year? How many people cared about Dead Men Tell No Tales? How excited were people for that Ghostbusters reboot that came out the other year? Perhaps the most disappointing sequel of the past decade has been Independence Day 2. I mean, for as fun as

Surprising Nobody, ‘Independence Day’ Producer Has No Plans for a Third Film
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Pacific Rim Uprising Director Has ‘Clear Idea’ for Sequel

With fans already “war ready” for Pacific Rim Uprising, director Steven S. DeKnight reveals his ambitious hopes for a possible third entry and beyond.

Guillermo del Toro fought Jaeger against Kaiju in 2013 with a movie that went on to be a surprise summer blockbuster. Effectively a cross between Transformers and Independence Day with an all-star cast of Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim neatly left the door open for a perfectly-marketable sequel.
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Into The Breach Review

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” is perhaps the most mimicked line from Shakespeare’s Henry V—many of King Henry’s speeches in the same play have been cribbed in the pre-battle speeches of sci-fi melodrama like Independence Day and Starship Troopers. Forgotten, usually, is the second line of the “once more” rally, in which King Henry suggests that his men “close up the wall with our English dead.” This couplet is oddly fitting as I consider Into the Breach, the sophomore outing from Subset Games, creators of the acclaimed space simulation roguelike Ftl. As was the case with Into the Breach‘s predecessor, the game does something novel with well-worn sci-fi tropes. Also, you will die—a lot.

But Into the Breach, like Ftl before it, builds on death. Each failed run teaches you how to react to the uncertainty of the next, allowing you to progress a bit further.
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Examining 20th Century Fox's franchise slate

Mark Harrison Feb 28, 2018

Mark looks at what franchises are on Fox's slate, ahead of its impending acquisition by Disney...

This feature contains big spoilers for Logan and War For The Planet Of The Apes.

Recently, we looked at how Paramount Pictures was faring with its upcoming slate of movies. But over the past few months, it's been the union between Disney and 20th Century Fox that's been making headlines.

But as negotiations go on between Fox and the Mouse (and it'll be interesting to see what happens following Comcast's announcement that it wants to buy Sky, and whether that affects Disney's interest), the studio is still, for the time being, turning out new films. It's been speculated by some that Disney only wants the studio's extensive library of content to bolster their new streaming service to rival Netflix, (Fox also owns a 30% share of Hulu) but even if
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