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Apple snags Isaac Asimov's Foundation sci-fi novel trilogy for a TV series

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After battling it out with a number of other studios for the rights to iconic science-fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Apple has announced that they'll be adapting the novel trilogy into a TV series, courtesy of Skydance Television. According to reports, David Goyer (Man Of Steel, Krypton, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) and Josh Friedman (Snow Piercer, The Black Dahlia, Chain... Read More...
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Walton Goggins is Set to Star in CBS' L.A. Confidential Series

I've been following Walton Goggins' career ever since I first watched him in The Shield. He has since had a pretty successful career staring in Justified, The Hateful Eight, and the upcoming Tomb Raider movie just to name a few.

He's a fun actor that takes on great roles and he just landed a perfect role in CBS' upcoming series adaptation of James Ellroy’s 1990 noir novel L.A. Confidential. Goggins will play detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as follows:

“All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”

This character was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 Curtis Hanson-directed film adaptation of the book. The series will reportedly follow "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The detectives are following a serial
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2018 Oscars: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ would be the first cinematography champ to defeat a Best Picture-nominated film in 12 years

After wins this weekend at the American Society of Cinematographers and BAFTA, “Blade Runner 2049” appears to be well-positioned for the Oscars. Nothing is a sure thing with hard-luck 13-time loser Roger Deakins, but if he pulls this out, this would be the first time in 12 years that a non-Best Picture nominee beat a Best Picture nominee for Best Cinematography.

The last film to do this was “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005), which edged out Best Picture nominees “Brokeback Mountain” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and non-Best Picture contenders “Batman Begins” and “The New World.” The following year’s Best Cinematography field was comprised entirely of non-Best Picture nominees — “Pan’s Labyrinth” beat “The Black Dahlia,” “Children of Men,” “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige” — so that is the last time a non-Best Picture nominee won the category. Since then, every cinematography champ has vied for the top award.

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Trust: new trailer for Danny Boyle's series

Joseph Baxter Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Danny Boyle’s new crime series, Trust, focuses on the Getty kidnapping. An impressive cast has been assembled...

FX recently expanded its prestige drama lineup with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s new anthology series, titled Trust. This particular offering dramatises one of the most intriguing public criminal incidents of recent history with the ransom-seeking kidnapping of curly-locked young heir John Paul Getty III, which shockingly resulted in apparent indifference and noncompliance from the family patriarch.

While this story might ring familiar to those who caught All the Money In The World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott, expect this limited series to delve deeper into the Getty calamity.

A new trailer for the series has just arrived. Take a look...

Trust release date

Trust is set to debut in the Us on 25th March. We'll bring you the UK broadcast details when we have them.
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Korea’s Gang Dong-won to Star in Simon West’s ‘Tsunami La’

Top Korean actor, Gang Dong-won will star in “Tsunami La,” a disaster action movie to be directed by Simon West (“Tomb Raider,” “Con Air”).

The film, featuring a massive tidal wave that hits Los Angeles, is to be produced on a budget of $55 million through Hannibal Classics and Foresight Unlimited. It is now in pre-production in the U.K. and will begin lensing in March, 2018. Release is set for 2019. Hannibal Classics and Foresight handle international sales.

Production is by Richard Rionda Del Castro (“USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” “Rage”), Moshe Diamant (“The Black Dahlia”), Michael Tadross, Jr. (“Gangster Squad”) and Mark Damon (“Lone Survivor”).

Gang starred in two of Korea’s top-grossing films of 2016: “Violent Prosecutor” and “Master” as well as 2015 hit “The Priests.” His acting awards include the Star of Asia prize at New York Asian Film Festival for his role in “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned.”

“I found the
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Did an Accused Pimp With Hollywood Connections Kill ‘The Black Dahlia?’

In a new book, British author Piu Eatwell reveals unpublicized details about the notorious 1940’s murder mystery of the “Black Dahlia,” presenting a case that the starlet’s killer was an accused pimp who had Hollywood connections.

On the morning of January, 15, 1947, the mutilated body of aspiring Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short was discovered on the sidewalk of a Los Angeles parking lot. The 22-year-old’s body was found cut in half. She had been bathed and drained of blood.

As details of her gruesome murder began to emerge, the press dubbed her the Black Dahlia after the exotic but intoxicating flower.
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The Big Knife

What seemed too raw for 1955 still packs a punch, as Robert Aldrich takes a meat cleaver to the power politics of the old studio system. Monstrous studio head Rod Steiger has just the leverage he needs to blackmail frazzled star Jack Palance into signing the big contract. But will Hollywood corruption destroy them all?

The Big Knife

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1955 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date September 5, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen,

Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane, Wesley Addy, Paul Langton, Nick Dennis.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Art Direction: William Glasgow

Film Editor: Michael Luciano

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Adapted by James Poe from the play by Clifford Odets

Produced and Directed by Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich’s 1940s film apprenticeship was largely spent as an assistant director for strong, creative filmmakers that wanted to do good personal work free of the constraints of the big studios.
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Black Dahlia by Rick Geary

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I’m in danger of turning into a broken record on this subject: Geary has been doing the same thing brilliantly for so long that I’ve run out of different ways to say it.

Black Dahlia is the seventh in his “Treasury of XXth Century Murder,” which followed eight similar books in the “Treasury of Victorian Murder” (and one even earlier book, The Treasury of Victorian Murder, Vol. 1, a miscellaneous collection that was the prototype for the whole sub-career). Each one is a roughly comic-book-sized hardcover, of about eighty pages, telling the story of one famous historical murder. He’s done Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes, Sacco and Vanzetti and several more not as well-known in the 21st century. Each book is carefully researched and filled with maps and diagrams of the towns and murder locations — all drawn by Geary in his precise but puckish style.
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CBS is Developing a Crime Series Based on L.A. Confidential

CBS is developing a TV series based James Ellroy's classic crime novel L.A. Confidential. Most people are probably more familiar with the 1997 film adaptation directed by Curtis Hanson, which starred Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito. I'm a fan of that movie, but the book is so much better! If you haven't read it, you need to check it out.

According to Variety, the series will follow "the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles."

L.A. Confidential is one of four books in Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" series. The crime fiction novels, which also consisted of The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz, are set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles.
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‘L.A. Confidential’ Series in Development at CBS

‘L.A. Confidential’ Series in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a TV adaptation of “L.A. Confidential,” Variety has learned.

Based on James Ellroy’s classic novel of the same name, the series would follow the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles.

New Regency, Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios will produce, with New Regency’s Arnon Milchan serving as executive producer. Jordan Harper is set to write and executive produce. Harper previously wrote for and produced the CBS drama “The Mentalist.” Most recently, he served as a writer and supervising producer on Fox’s “Gotham.” He is repped by UTA and The Shuman Company.

The novel was first published in 1990, the third entry in Ellroy’s “L.A. Quartet,” which explored life in the City of Angels in the 1940’s and ’50s. The
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Aaron Eckhart joins Amazon series 'The Romanoffs'

The Romanoffs, set to debut next year, recently added Isabelle Huppert and Christina Hendricks.

Aaron Eckhart has joined the slate of guest stars on The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to Mad Men, co-produced with Weinstein Television.

Eckhart joins recently announced guest stars Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, and Marthe Keller.

Weiner is set to direct all episodes of the one-hour contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

Eckhart’s big screen credits include In The Company Of Men, which first drew him critical attention, as well as The Dark Knight as Harvey Dent/Two Face, The Black Dahlia, and London Has Fallen. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Thank You For Smoking.

Eckhart was most recently seen co-starring opposite Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s Sully, and in Bleed For This opposite Miles Teller.

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Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Stitchers’ Talks Season 3 Romances And The Real Life Murders They Would Solve

Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Stitchers’ Talks Season 3 Romances And The Real Life Murders They Would Solve
It’s been over a year since Freeform’s only procedural drama, Stitchers, graced television screens with its season two finale, making the third season’s return more anticipated than ever -- and also requiring a bit of a refresher for viewers.

The series follows a government agency where people can “stitch” into the memories of people recently killed to investigate their unsolved murders.

For those that haven’t been binge-watching the entire series in preparation, the most important tidbit to remember from last season’s dramatic cliffhanger is Kirsten (Emma Ishta) was trapped in her own stitch memory while Cameron (Kyle Harris) did everything he could to bring her back out.

So where will our favorite team of scientific investigative murderers be when we pick up with them again? Et exclusively caught up with the cast ahead of the June 5 season premiere, and it looks like we will find them exactly where we left them.

“We
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In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of

We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.

Hector Babenco

Argentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.

He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1985), for which he earned a best director Oscar nominee and William Hurt earned an Oscar win for best actor.

Babenco went on to direct Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed (1987) and Tom Berenger and John Lithgow in At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991).

After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison
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Is the Cecil the most haunted hotel in Los Angeles?

It played host to serial killers, including the Hillside Strangler, and a death that inspired American Horror Story. Welcome to the most infamous hotel in La

It used to be called the Cecil and its blood-drenched history inspired the 2015 season of American Horror Story. Drug addicts, serial killers, “accidental” slips from very high windows all feature in the popular series and have their roots in the real-life hotel’s past. The Cecil has a dark legacy dating all the way back to the Great Depression.

The Black Dahlia was rumored to have had her last drink at the hotel bar before she turned up dead a few miles away. In 1962, Pauline Otton jumped from a ninth-floor window, killing herself and an unsuspecting George Giannini when she landed on top of him as he walked down the sidewalk. That same year, Julia Moore jumped from an eighth floor window, and Helen
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September. It's a Wrap

While the world continued to be horrifying this past month was a partial joy thanks to Tiff ushering in prestige film season, our favorite time of year, and a particularly good one from the looks of it. Here are a baker's dozen highlights from the month at the blog in case you missed these...

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Isabelle Huppert is Elle -the French icon slays in this tricky movie

Blue Velvet - 30 memorable things on its 30th anniversary

• Memories of The Blair Witch Project - Team Experience looks back

• The Red Turtle & Courgette - animation is not a genre

I Could Go On Singing (1963) - Judy Garland's final film

• The Furniture: Love & Friendship - the country charm of the hit comedy

Moulin Rouge! the musical numbers we're most eager to see reinvisioned for the stage musical version

7 That Spurred the Most Conversation

• Fences & 20th Century Women -they're finally teasing us

• Oscar
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10th Anniversary: The Black Dahlia

David looks back at Brian de Palma's wildest film, ten years on from its release.

The Black Dahlia is a curious artefact. It is likely to be remembered simply by virtue of being in the catalogue of Brian de Palma, even if the film’s quality is negligible compared to his biggest hitters Carrie and The Untouchables. When compared to the other famous James Ellroy adaptation, the Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential (which celebrates its own birthday, its 19th, in just a few days), de Palma’s effort certainly pales. In the career of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (the film’s sole Oscar nominee), it’s likely to be a footnote in the late man’s incredible career, coming after his work with Spielberg, Cimino and Altman. The film’s stars probably took a year at most to write it off as a failure on all their parts.

Yet the film
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‘Femme Fatale’: Brian De Palma’s Hyperkinetic Bubbling Cocktail

Femme Fatale is a bubbling cocktail of Double Indemnity meets To Catch a Thief meets Vertigo meets The Double Life of Véronique that kicks you in the head real good right at the first sip and is so smooth going down that, by the time you notice you’re drunk, it’s too late to care, and there goes willowy Rebecca Romijn, a nesting doll shedding an archetype. The opening twenty minutes, a jewel theft set at the 1999 Cannes premiere of East/West, are what one might call “pure cinema” — which is to say they are series of hyperkinetic moments strung together through the rhythms of music and editing that could not be captured by any medium other than cinema, or any other filmmaker other than Brian De Palma.

Romijn plays Laure, a master thief who steals a beautiful piece of jewelry (which serves as an elaborate snake-like top, with
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‘The Black Dahlia’: Brian De Palma’s Preposterous, Sordid Noir

I saw The Black Dahlia the day it opened in the fall of 2006. I can safely say it was one of my favorite moviegoing experiences. My husband and I saw it at AMC River East 21, which is one of Chicago’s largest multiplexes. The showing we went to was sold-out. There must have been 400 people there. The movie started, everyone was quiet and seemed excited for the celeb-packed whodunit we were about to see. Slowly, muffled giggles could be heard from different points of the theatre, mostly whenever Aaron Eckhart or Josh Hartnett mumbled “Fire and Ice.” By the middle of the movie, people were openly laughing at Hartnett’s silly, serious narration. Everyone went ballistic when, referring to the resemblance between Hilary Swank and Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short, Scarlett Johansson yells, “She looks like that dead girl!” We went even more ballistic when a woman sitting near me in the audience screamed,
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Watch: Sharon Needles Examines the Dark Side of Fame in New 'Hollywoodn't' Music Video

Watch: Sharon Needles Examines the Dark Side of Fame in New 'Hollywoodn't' Music Video
Sharon Needles can hold tight to her crown as reigning (drag) queen of darkness.

The RuPaul's Drag Race alum is back with the music video for her new single "Hollywoodn't," and People has an exclusive first look at the campy clip.

"After I went on Drag Race, I was allowed to do so many things," Needles, 34, said in a behind-the-scenes video (below) of the inspiration behind the song. "I was allowed to do theater, commercial work, television work, modeling, fashion design, and it was great. But the thing with reality television fame is that it's got a pretty quick expiration date.
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RuPaul's Drag Race Star Sharon Needles Examines the Dark Side of Fame in New 'Hollywoodn't' Music Video

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RuPaul's Drag Race Star Sharon Needles Examines the Dark Side of Fame in New 'Hollywoodn't' Music Video
Sharon Needles can hold tight to her crown as reigning (drag) queen of darkness. The RuPaul's Drag Race alum is back with the music video for her new single "Hollywoodn't," and People has an exclusive first look at the campy clip. "After I went on Drag Race, I was allowed to do so many things," Needles, 34, said in a behind-the-scenes video (below) of the inspiration behind the song. "I was allowed to do theater, commercial work, television work, modeling, fashion design, and it was great. But the thing with reality television fame is that it's got a pretty quick expiration date.
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