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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

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

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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Germany’s Constantin Lands Roland Emmerich’s ‘Maya Lord’ (Exclusive)

In one of the richest deals of the European Film Market so far, Constantin Film has picked up Roland Emmerich’s upcoming historical epic “Maya Lord” for Germany.

Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are producing the movie, and Voltage is selling it in Berlin. Emmerich, whose credits include “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” was in town to present the picture to buyers alongside Voltage boss Nicolas Chartier. Constantin won a subsequent auction for German distribution rights.

The film, budgeted in the $60 million to $70 million range, is based on John Coe Robbins’ historical novel of the same title. Emmerich will direct from a script by Angela Workman (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”).

The story follows Guerrero, a soldier, and Father Aguilar, a priest, who survive a shipwreck off of the Yucatan Peninsula and are captured by a Mayan tribe. Guerrero adopts Mayan culture and assimilates, but Aguilar holds fast to his Christian faith. Both are put
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Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’

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Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’
Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With Wolves, Braveheart and The Patriot. So long, exploding buildings. Hello, period costumes! While primarily known for directing big disaster movies like Independence Day, 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich does occasionally try new […]

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Taika Waititi Hilariously Explains Why He Made Thor: Ragnarok and His Parents Wish He Was J.J. Abrams

Thor: Ragnarok is set to be released on Blu-ray next month, and as you'd expected, it's going to be packed full of awesome special features that include deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a new short film featuring The Grandmaster moving in with Thor’s former roommate Darryl, and more.

One of the special features that will be included features a funny interview with director Taika Waititi talking about why he wanted to make Thor: Ragnarok. In the video, he says that his parents wish that he was J.J. Abrams, and that he made the Marvel film to get more Twitter followers. He also amusingly says that he was looking at films such as My Fair Lady and Independence Day for inspiration.

I could listen to Taika Waititi talk about random stuff all day. The guy is so witty, funny, and entertaining!

Confirmed: Taika Waititi made Thor: Ragnarok for the Twitter followers.
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Bad Samaritan Trailer: David Tennant Is the Wrong Man to Mess With

Electric Entertainment has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller Bad Samaritan, arriving in theaters March 30. This thriller marks the second feature directorial effort for Dean Devlin, who made his directorial debut last year with the big-budget action-thriller Geostorm. Bad Samaritan is quite scaled back in terms of scope, compared to Geostorm, but this intriguing thriller has a unique enough premise that it could make some waves in a crowded spring movie season.

The story centers on a valet named Sean (Robert Sheehan), who, along with his partner Derek (Carlito Olivero), develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers &#8239a woman being held captive in his home. &#8239 Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now,
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Teaser for Akshay Kumar’s Gold Out Now!

The first teaser trailer for the Reema Kagti directorial Gold, starring Akshay Kumar, is out and it gets you ready for the release of the film on Independence Day, 15th August 2018.

With the clip lasting just over one minute, audiences caught a glimpse of what they can expect from the Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar Excel Entertainment production. Bringing alive the glorious history of Independent India’s first Gold Medal at the Olympic Games held in London 1948, the actor plays a fiery fictional Bengali character, Tapan Das, who has a burning infatuation for his country and the sport of hockey.

True to his pioneering spirit and combining the perfect mix of patriotism and passion, Akshay Kumar’s character is responsible for leading the post-British Indian Olympic team to their first gold medal since achieving independence in 1947.

Sharing the teaser on social media Akshay Kumar said, “Abhi tak India chup tha.
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