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‘Nxt: UK’ Review (June 12th 2019)

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Welcome to this week’s Nxt: UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the British version of Triple H’s Play-House on hand. Let’s see if it all came together as something fun or something funky.

Match #1: Jinny & Jazzy Gabert def. Xia Brookside & Isla Dawn The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In Nxt UK’s opening tag team matchup, Xia Brookside & Isla Dawn came together to face common enemies: Jinny and her intimidating new cohort, Jazzy Gabert. After Jazzy completely dismantled Xia & Isla, executing The White Witch with a devastating Dominator, The Fashionista demanded to be tagged in so that she could pick up the three-count for her tandem.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This thing went by too quickly to become what it should have/could have been, but it did get them all on TV for a few minutes, so there you go.
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63
Gregg Rudloff, who won Academy Awards for sound mixing “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Matrix,” and “Glory” and was nominated four other times, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. He was 63.

A representative for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told Variety that the office is treating his death as a possible suicide with results of an autopsy pending.

Rudloff was nominated for an Oscar for “American Sniper,” Best Picture winner “Argo,” “Flags of Our Fathers” and “The Perfect Storm.” He also won an Emmy for sound mixing “An Early Frost” in 1985.

Rudloff followed his father, sound engineer Tex Rudloff, into the business. The elder Rudloff was nominated for a sound Oscar for “The Buddy Holly Story” and had credits on “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “Taxi Driver,” and Clint Eastwood’s “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

Gregg Rudloff’s earliest credit was on 1982’s “Honkytonk Man” for Eastwood,
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Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63

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Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63
Gregg Rudloff, a three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer and seven-time nominee whose career spanned more than 35 years, has died in Los Angeles. He was 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is treating his death as a possible suicide.

“It was reported to us possibly as a suicide,” a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office told Deadline. “His body was found at his residence in Sherman Oaks on January 6. A call was made, and during the call it was reported as a possible suicide. We won’t know for sure until the autopsy is completed.”

Rudloff, who was one of the film industry’s most prolific and honored soundmen, won Academy Awards for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). He also was Oscar-nominated four other times — for American Sniper, Argo, Flags of Our Fathers and The Perfect Storm — and won a 1986 Emmy for sound mixing An Early Frost.

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Author’s Note: Some spoilers populate this review, because it’s impossible to thoroughly appraise Misery without unpacking some of the film’s more macabre elements. The uninitiated are advised to watch the film Asap, then return to this space.

The most famous non-fiction line coined by the recently departed screenwriting genius William Goldman is undoubtedly “Nobody knows anything,” a great dig at the expense of Hollywood tastemakers. That statement, coined in one of Goldman’s terrific behind-the-scenes screenwriting memoirs, Adventures In The Screen Trade (1983), was designed to reflect the fact that, essentially, churning out cinematic hits amounted to educated guesswork from everyone involved. When applied to William Goldman’s expert writing — captured across 24 produced screenplays (along with several official consultant jobs and probably dozens of unofficial script doctoring gigs), 16 novels, seven memoirs, an abundance of non-fiction magazine articles, a handful of theatrical plays and teleplays, and a children’s
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Fox Nabs Drama ‘Puller’ Based On David Baldacci’s Book Series From ‘Bones’ Ep, Josh Berman & Gary Oldman

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Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Puller, an hourlong drama based on David Baldacci’s bestselling John Puller book series, from former Bones executive producer Carla Kettner, Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman, Oscar winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Douglas Urbanski and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman is under an overall deal.

Written by Kettner, Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army Ranger, faces the most difficult case of his life when his brother, a convicted traitor, escapes from a maximum security prison. Together with Veronica Knox, an army intel specialist, Puller searches for his fugitive brother. In the book series, John and Veronica solve the most difficult of crimes while John secretly battles to restore his family honor.

Kettner executive produces with Baldacci, along with Berman and his
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Acting President: Actors Who Have Portrayed More than One U.S. President On Film

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Which actors are the most "Presidential"? To find out, we assembled this exclusive list of actors who have portrayed the President of the United States more than once.

Getting the opportunity to portray a Us President in film is rare. It can be a dignified role, and many times the actor has to be able to exhibit certain qualities we would traditionally associate with the Us head of state. Us Presidents are also depicted in film in a variety of ways. Some of them are the main characters for their respective films, where others are simply bit parts designed to represent the figurehead. Other roles may be satires, caricatures, or played for comedic effect. Regardless of the purpose or the depth of the role, there have been a limited number of Us President roles in the last century+ of motion picture projection.

Of course, some actors are more Presidential than others.
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10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What filmmaker would you most like to see try their hand at a horror movie?

Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko), Pajiba/Riot Material

I struggled with this question, because a lot of the directors I have adored have worked in horror, be it Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Robert Zemeckis (“Death Becomes Her”), Edgar Wright (“Shawn of the Dead”), Frank Oz (“Little Shop of Horror”), Guillermo del Toro (“Crimson Peak”), Bong-Joon Ho (“The Host”), Jim Jarmusch (“Only Lovers Left Alive”), or Taika Waititi (“What We Do In the Shadows”). Part of what I love about the genre is the way is can be reshaped with vision, color,
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Win a Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection, out now, we’ve been given a copy of the boxset to give away on DVD.

For nearly 40 years, Clint Eastwood has called Warner Bros home. This essential collection contains the extraordinary films created during his partnership with the studio, where Eastwood opened Malpaso Productions in 1975. The deluxe boxset includes: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Firefox (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), City Heat (1984), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Bird (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), The Rookie (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima
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Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting

Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting
Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting.

Variety attended a master class being put on by the actor-filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival, where he discussed a variety of topics. The filmmaker stated that he does miss performing "once in a while but not often," while hinting
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Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass

Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass
The toughest ticket at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? A masterclass with Clint Eastwood, which unfolded on Sunday afternoon to a packed auditorium and a crowd that warmly received the veteran actor and director with a three-minute standing ovation.

While the two-hour chat, led by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, surveyed the full scope of Eastwood’s career with a particular eye on his directorial efforts, Eastwood admitted the he missed acting in front of the camera and promised to return to it.

Read More: Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Eastwood’s last major on-screen performance was in 2012’s “The Trouble With the Curve” (which, quite notably, came after a four-year acting hiatus). Per Variety’s report, he told Turan that he missed acting “once in a while but not often,” and added that he will return when he is ready.
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Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón
As is tradition, the Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its official schedule just days before the creme de la creme of festivals kicks off next week. Buried in an impressively stacked lineup are two brand new and delightfully unexpected additions: masterclasses with Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón, both listed as part of their Cannes Classics slate.

Eastwood’s class is slated for two hours on Sunday, May 21. The previous day, Cannes will screen Eastwood’s 1992 Western classic, “Unforgiven.” Eastwood is a long-time Cannes regular, screening films such as “Changeling,” “Pale Rider,” “Bird,” “Absolute Power,” and “Mystic River” at the festival over the years.

In 1994, he served as President of the Official Selection jury, which ultimately picked Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” as their Palme d’Or winner.

Read More: 17 Shocks and Surprises from the 2017 Cannes Lineup

On Wednesday, May 24, Cuarón will lead his own masterclass. The lauded Mexican filmmaker was
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Absolute Power at 20: what we can learn from a thriller about an evil president

The Clint Eastwood political potboiler is a fascinatingly terrible film built from hair-brained anti-Clinton conspiracy theories, but what role does it play today?

Returning to Clint Eastwood’s Absolute Power on the 20th anniversary of its release, on Valentine’s Day 1997, I was hoping that its story of a womanizing president of the United States trying to cover up the murder of his own mistress by Secret Service agents might find some echo in reality now that we have an unabashedly bad guy in the Oval Office for real.

What I found was a politically resonant cultural document of its own times that does, in certain fascinating ways, lead us to the place we are now, even though a mere sex-murder does pale in comparison with the worst we might imagine Donald Trump coming up with.

Continue reading...
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Directors' Trademarks: Clint Eastwood

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Clint Eastwood as director.

Clint Eastwood became an american film star in the 1960’s thanks to his acting performances in a number of western films. As he began to branch out with new roles in front of the camera, he sought out to have more creative input into the types of film projects that he would be involved in. One way he was able to accomplish this was by creating his own production company which eventually allowed him to work behind the camera as director. His first film as director was 1971’s Play Misty For Me, which was well received by critics and did well at the box office. HIs second film as director was High Plains Drifter (1973), in which he also starred.
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Which Movie President Would You Vote For? — Critics Survey

Which Movie President Would You Vote For? — Critics Survey
Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: As you may be aware, America is fixing to elect a new President later this year. If you could cast your vote this November for any movie President (real or fictional), who would it be and why?

Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics/Film School Rejects

If I had to choose fictional, I’d go with Jackson Evans in “The Contender.” He comes off as so perfect that he’s clearly just a product of the movies. But I can choose someone real, so I go with the John F. Kennedy of “Primary” and “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” (and the Drew
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In Inner Space: David Lean's Indian Investigations

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Adela Quested (Judy Davis) finishes A Passage to India in the same manner she started the movie: her face is deformed by a window full of drops of rain. In both cases, she is looking at something more or less out of frame, blurred or uncertain, imaginary or physical. The placement of the camera, in the beginning and in the end, is at a different location. When the film starts, we are inside of a traveling agency and Adela is walking past the panoramic window. She stops for a second and stares at a large-sized model of a ship. We can’t see the ship entirely: just some chimneys, masts and ropes. We only know this is a ship because the previous shot—the first shot of the picture, actually—showed us this model.In the end of the movie, Adela is reading a letter concerning events that we have seen.
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Laura Linney to star opposite Hanks in Eastwood’s latest

The always reliable Laura Linney is looking set to join the ever reliable Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood‘s latest effort, Sully. Eastwood‘s follow-up to the critically acclaimed American Sniper will be another true life biopic of an American Hero, this time in the form of Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, a pilot who safely landed a commercial flight in the Hudson River back in 2009 after some malicious geese with a thirst for human blood collided with the plane. Sully’s actions saved every passenger on board.

Hanks is to play the role of Sully, while Linney is intended to play the part of his wife. Aaron Eckhart will play Sully’s co-pilot. Linney has worked twice with Eastwood before, on Absolute Power and Mystic River. Linney is also keeping her career varied and interesting, having just received plaudits for Mr. Holmes and following that up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
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Laura Linney is set to join Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Captain Sully movie

Laura Linney is set to join Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Captain Sully movie
Laura Linney is set to join Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's movie about Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger.

It will be her third team up with director Eastwood, following previous turns in Mystic River and Absolute Power.

According to Deadline, she will star as the wife of Hanks's Captain Sully, who famously landed Us Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, after the jet engines failed from multiple bird strikes.

The emergency landing became known as the 'Miracle on the Hudson', as none of the 155 passengers or crew were fatally injured.

Sully will be based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

Aaron Eckhart will also star in the drama as the co-pilot who helped Sullenberger as he negotiated the treacherous landing.

Eastwood is directing the biopic alongside Todd Komarnicki, who has devised the screenplay, as well as Frank Marshall
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Laura Linney set to join Captain Sully as Tom Hanks’ wife

Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominee Laura Linney is set to join the cast of upcoming true story Captain Sully.

The film is being directed by Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) and will see Linney co-star as the wife of Tom Hanks’ title character Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an American hero six years ago when he managed to land a Us Airways flight on the Hudson River after a flock of geese hit the plane moments after it took off, saving the lives of the 155 people onboard.

Captain Sully will mark the third time Eastwood and Linney have collaborated after Absolute Power and Mystic River.

Captain Sully is set for release in 2016, and also stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Sully’s co-pilot.
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Trailer For ‘The Finisher’: A New Young Adult Novel By David Baldacci

As we love to share all kinds of entertainment, today we’ve got the trailer for a new novel by David Baldacci, who’s also been behind Absolute Power, Wish You Well and Day of Doom, for his very first young adult book ‘The Finisher‘ that’s published on March 4th. We think you’d love it if you’re a fan of The Hunger Games or Lord Of The Rings – with questions and secrets galore!

Here’s a little synopsis and then scroll down for the great little trailer:

Enter a village imprisoned by its fear of the unknown. Where curiosity is discouraged, and no one has ever left – or wanted to. Until now.

Then a mysterious bequest turns one teenage girl’s life upside down. A curious map and a ring which connects Vega to another time lead her to discover an unknown world beyond the perimeter walls.
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Vote For Your Top Ten Secret Service Movies

While there are many, many different movies that include the President of the United States and his Secret Service, there are few that focus on the Secret Service themselves. Why? We’re not sure because it seems like being one of the toughest jobs there is, there are infinite plot possibilities that could be utilized with the President’s right-hand men & women. They are, after all, guarding one of the most important (or at least powerful) people in the world.

JFK: The Smoking Gun, an upcoming explosive docudrama, follows renowned Detective Colin McLaren’s cold case investigation into the assassination of JFK. Using his own analysis and Howard Donahue’s ballistics expertise, McLaren believes that he has found the smoking gun that killed the 35th President. Get taken deep into the investigation with dramatic re-creations and see just how tough being a member of the Secret Service is. Has the
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