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Gringo Review: Charlize Theron Gets Nasty in This Fun Romp

Gringo Review: Charlize Theron Gets Nasty in This Fun Romp
Gringo is a zany, black humor, ensemble comedy akin to The Big Lebowski and Big Trouble. It is the feature film debut from Australian stuntman and actor Nash Edgerton. His better known younger brother, Joel Edgerton, co-stars. To say Gringo has a lot going on is an understatement. The plot is raucously frenetic with multiple characters bumbling around. It gets a bit thick in the weeds, but never fails to be entertaining. I laughed consistently throughout, some bits had me howling. It's a messy, fun ride at a relatively humorless weekend box office.

The fantastic David Oyelowo stars as Harold Soyinka, a genteel everyman who works as a manager at a Chicago pharmaceutical company. The mild-mannered, by the book Harold has a wife (Thandie Newton) spending him into bankruptcy. At work, he has to deal with his obnoxious bosses. Richard Rusk (Joel Edgerton) is the company president, a backstabbing, arrogant egomaniac who shamelessly exploits others.
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi’s in Big Trouble

Days of Our Lives fans know that Gabi is facing some serious problems in her life right now. She’s got to focus on the fact that her hearing is coming up, and she’s been accused of murder and this is not about to go away. She didn’t murder Andre, but no one else believes her because of the evidence against her. We all know that Stefan had something to do with this and that he is setting her up for some reason, and it’s not going to stop there. He’s looking for ways to destroy lives, and it might just

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi’s in Big Trouble
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10 Forrest Gump Facts You Never Knew

10 Forrest Gump Facts You Never Knew
Run Forrest, Run! Whether or not life is really like a box of chocolates, Forrest Gump is still one of the most quotable movies ever and an iconic role still associated with the great Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for it. In fact, Forrest Gump was nominated for more than a dozen Academy Awards and won six of them, including Best Picture. Here we look at 10 things you never knew about Forrest Gump.

Tom Hanks wasn't the first choice.

It's hard to imagine anyone but Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump, the lovably simple character who managed to find his way into all sorts of crucial historical moments, an idea realized through revolutionary technology. But producers had some other guys in mind first. The actors said to have passed on Forrest Gump include John Travolta and SNL veterans Chevy Chase and Bill Murray.

Dave Chappelle said no to Bubba.
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Would You Want to See John Carpenter Direct a New Horror Movie? He Says He Might!

John Carpenter, the director of movie classics such as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, Escape From New York, and more, hasn't made a film since The Ward back in 2010. Fans like myself have been wondering if he would return to helm another film again. As it turns out, he might! It all just depends on if it's the right project.

During a recent appearance on the Post Mortem podcast, host Mick Garris asked Carpenter if he was interested in directing again and this was the filmmaker's reply:

“Sure, if it’s right. Maybe. [I’m] working on a couple ideas.”

These days Carpenter has mostly been focused on his music. He has gone on tour and has released two albums of original music and another album that includes revamped versions of his classic movie themes. The most recent thing he directed was a music video for his Christine score,
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Rod Serling’s Original Screenplay for Planet Of The Apes (1968) Adapted as Graphic Novel Planet Of The Apes: Visionaries

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While he is credited as one of the writers for the original Planet of the Apes movie (based on Pierre Boulle's novel La Planète des singes), Rod Serling's screenplay was drastically transformed from its initial conception, leaving The Twilight Zone creator's version of the iconic story left untold... until now.

Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products have teamed up to release Planet of the Apes: Visionaries, a graphic novel adaptation of Serling's script that features intelligent, nicely-dressed apes living in a vibrant city of skyscrapers and advanced technology.

Artist Chad Lewis and writer/actor Dana Gould (creator of Stan Against Evil and a passionate fan of Planet of the Apes) adapted Serling's screenplay to graphic novel form. You'll be able to read the new graphic novel when it's released in comic book shops this August, and in the meantime, you can view new artwork and
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Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday

Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday
Happy Birthday, John Carpenter! It's still so good to have you here. Yes, today is John Carpenter's 70th birthday. He is the horror master and one of the true living legends of the genre. And that's an important point here. Carpenter is very much alive and, as far as we know, doing well. Unfortunately, in celebration of his 70th birthday, Rotten Tomatoes took to Twitter in order to give fans a scare, but not the kind that they're used to when discussing John Carpenter. Rotten Tomatoes mistakenly said the legendary director is dead.

While they corrected the mistake rather quickly, the Rotten Tomatoes Twitter account sent out a tweet that talked about John Carpenter in the past tense, saying he "would have been" 70 today. In fact, he is 70 today and he's likely celebrating in his own way. Carpenter has yet to respond, as of this writing, to the mistake. Here's
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The Rock Confirms Journey 3 Is Dead

The Rock Confirms Journey 3 Is Dead
It looks like Dwayne Johnson has managed to clear up his schedule a little bit. Unfortunately, it comes a the cost of those who wanted to see Journey 3 happen. Yes, even though the sequel has been said to be in development for quite some time, it looks like Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon isn't going to happen. At least not with Dwayne Johnson in it. But is Warner Bros. really going to put that franchise on another star's shoulders? Probably not.

Dwayne Johnson is very active on social media and engages with his fans quite often. Recently, a 15-year-old fan reached out to The Rock on Twitter to ask about the status of Journey 3, which was put into development shortly after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was released in 2012. Sadly, even though Johnson let his young fan down very easy and in a classy manner, he confirmed
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Giveaway – Win a copy of The Thing on Blu-ray!

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982 s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be… The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised
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Competition: Win a copy of ‘The Thing’ on Blu-ray!

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982′s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be… The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised
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Brains Behind Palm Springs Festival Programming Grilled

Variety asked three people involved with programming films for the Palm Springs film festival to talk about their roles at the festival, what gives them a thrill and where the next big filmmaking wave is coming from.

Michael Lerman is the artistic director, “which means I oversee all artistic decisions involved in the film festival. The bulk of the job is, of course, the program itself, but there’s also the artwork and a lot of presentational aspects.”

David Ansen is the lead programmer and he says he gets to “poke my nose into everything, from documentaries to features from all over the world.”

Lili Rodriguez is the director of programming and handles African and Middle Eastern films. I do a fair amount of promotional work for the festival, alongside artistic director Michael Lerman, and of course write my fair share of program notes. She works closely with the artistic director on the festival’s overall program
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Thor: Ragnarok – director Taika Waititi interview

Rob Leane Oct 24, 2017

We chatted to Taika Waititi about Thor: Ragnarok, his inspirations for the movie, and his thoughts on Thor: The Dark World...

Spoilers for Thor: The Dark World lie ahead

Dressed as snappily as ever, Taika Waititi was leaning playfully up against a wall as I entered a swanky London hotel room to chat with him. The writer-director of Boy, Eagle Vs Shark, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople then led me over to a little table, where he was halfway through drinking some sort of caffeine-based beverage from a martini glass. Pure class.

What followed was a snappy chinwag about Waititi’s new directorial project, Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok, which teams Chris Hemsworth’s godly goldilocks with Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, to take on such villains as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster and Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
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‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Dan Harmon Reveals His Favorite Five Episodes

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Dan Harmon Reveals His Favorite Five Episodes
We may keep a running tab of our favorite “Rick and Morty” episodes, but how does our list compare to that of co-creator Dan Harmon? Harmon recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly his five favorite episodes, and they’re all ones that received the best fan response. Incidentally, there’s one episode Harmon regrets making, and it’s largely because of criticism he received. “Like the bad parent I am, I choose children that the public chooses,” he said. I don’t care how hard I worked on an episode, if fans hate it, it’s bad, and I hate it too.”

Here are Harmon’s top five episodes, reluctantly chosen and in no particular order:

Read More:‘Rick and Morty’: Dan Harmon Isn’t Ruling Out Longer Seasons or a ‘Game of Thrones’ Homage “Pickle Rick”

“The Ricklantis Mix-Up”

“Rick Potion #9”

Harmon: “It’s not only a good episode,
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John Carpenter Announces Anthology Album as Well as a Fall Tour

Horror legend John Carpenter has made a double announcement today, the first of which is a new album titled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. The album will feature 13 tracks from the director’s films during this period, including Christine, Big Trouble… Continue Reading →

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Culture Dump #4: How to use ‘Rick and Morty’ quotes in conversation

Rick and Morty may have only been around for a few years but it’s already firmly established itself in today’s pop culture lexicon. You can thank Netflix for that. With just two seasons under its belt and a long-awaited third currently being drip-fed to audiences, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s bizarro space comedy has so far churned out loads of quotable lines, a good indicator for any cult-show in the making. With that in mind, here’s a few of the best and a handy guide on how you can successfully utilize them in everyday conversation…

“Tiny Rick!”

Where’s It From?

Season two’s Big Trouble in Little Sanchez saw Rick transport his brain into a high school version of himself, instantly becoming the coolest kid in town. Pretty soon though, his de-aged self turns into a minuscule threat.

How You Can Use It:

Throughout the
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TVLine Items: Scott Glenn Moves to Castle Rock, ER Vet Joins Star and More

TVLine Items: Scott Glenn Moves to Castle Rock, ER Vet Joins Star and More
Scott Glenn has traded in life in the Big Apple for a castle in Maine.

The Leftovers alum has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming Hulu psychological-horror drama Castle Rock. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Glenn will play retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn, who presided over the fictional titular town during its darkest years.

RelatedSissy Spacek, Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy Join Cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock

Previously announced cast members include Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard.

Glenn can be seen next reprising his Daredevil role Stick in The Defenders
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TVLine Items: 13 Reasons Castings, Evan Hansen to Will & Grace and More

TVLine Items: 13 Reasons Castings, Evan Hansen to Will & Grace and More
Days after adding seven new actors for Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, Netflix has doubled down and announced four more names joining the cast in recurring roles.

Desperate Housewives alum/Supergirl villain Brenda Strong will play Nora Walker, the mother of Justin Prentice’s Bryce, while Jake Weber (Medium) will play her husband Barry, a successful hedge fund manager and pillar of the community.

Related13 Reasons Why Season 2 Cast Adds Seven, Led by Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara

Meredith Monroe (Criminal Minds) will play mother to Alex (Miles Heizer), while Rj Brown (The Carrie Diaries) has been cast as Tony’s (Christian Navarro) boxing trainer.
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Queen Latifah, Lee Daniels on What to Expect When ‘Star,’ ‘Empire’ Cross Over

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Queen Latifah, Lee Daniels on What to Expect When ‘Star,’ ‘Empire’ Cross Over
Big Trouble gets a taste of the high-glamour world of the Lyons in the first look at the “Star” and “Empire” crossover, set to air on Fox this fall. In a music video that debuted at the Television Critics Association press tour, we see Big Trouble performing “You’re So Beautiful,” first made famous by Lucious on “Empire.” You can watch the video above. Lee Daniels, who’s the co-creator and executive producers on both shows, told reporters that it wasn’t his plan to connect “Empire” and “Star” but when the network suggested it, it seemed to work. “They were two separate shows,
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Paris Jackson Returning to Star in Season 2 for Multi-Episode Arc

Paris Jackson Returning to Star in Season 2 for Multi-Episode Arc
Paris Jackson‘s Star continues to rise.

Michael Jackson’s offspring is returning to Fox’s musical soap for a multi-episode Season 2 arc, TVLine has learned exclusively. The aspiring actress will reprise her role as Rachel Wells, a young, super-chic, stylish and intimidating social media guru.

In what was essentially her acting debut, Jackson first appeared in Season 1’s March 8 episode when her boundary-pushing character oversaw a publicity shoot for girl group Big Trouble.

Star kicks off its second season on Wednesday, Sept. 27 with an episode that will serve as the conclusion of a two-part crossover event with companion series Empire.
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer: Hawkins, Indiana Is in Big Trouble [Comic Con 2017]

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer: Hawkins, Indiana Is in Big Trouble [Comic Con 2017]
Fans have been waiting for a much closer look at the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things ever since they finished binge watching the first season after it arrived last summer just before the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. Now here we are one year later, and we have a brand new trailer to tease […]

The post ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Trailer: Hawkins, Indiana Is in Big Trouble [Comic Con 2017] appeared first on /Film.
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Boom! announces Big Trouble in Little China: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England

Boom! Studios has announced that Jack Burton will be heading across the Pond this December with the release of Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England from writer Matthew J. Elliott (Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (War for the Planet of the Apes).

See Also: John Carpenter co-writing Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack

In this second Big Trouble in Little China illustrated prose novel, Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and Gracie Law are forced on an adventure to find the lost Excalibur sword, so they must traverse the mystical, topsy-turvy underbelly of England. Hunted by the Wing Kong and the reanimated corpse of Lightning, the trio discovers that things are never as they seem.

Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England is set for
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