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‘Mr. Robot’ Review: Everything is Illuminated as ‘Metadata’ Plays Catch-Up

‘Mr. Robot’ Review: Everything is Illuminated as ‘Metadata’ Plays Catch-Up
(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of USA’s Mr. Robot season 3 by answering one simple question: who had the biggest mental breakdown in this week’s episode? “Metadata: the story behind the data,” Elliot intones as he rustles through Darlene’s apartment underneath the FBI’s stakeout. “Getting information is one thing, but how it was created, where and […]

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Does Michelle Williams Have a New Boyfriend? Spotted Kissing Mystery Man in Rome

Does Michelle Williams Have a New Boyfriend? Spotted Kissing Mystery Man in Rome
Michelle Williams is enjoying a Roman holiday with a new mystery man.

The Manchester by the Sea actress, 36, was spotted kissing and holding hands with a handsome date in Rome, Italy on Saturday.

Williams was all smiles as they walked through the Campo De’Fiori street market in the Italian capital, where they each took turns sampling from the local fare. The duo were joined by her daughter Matilda, 11.

The actress is currently in the city filming her new movie, All the Money in the World, about the John Paul Getty III kidnapping in Italy in the ’70s. Ridley Scott is directing the film,
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Chuck Trailer: The True Story Behind Rocky Balboa

Chuck Trailer: The True Story Behind Rocky Balboa
IFC has released the first trailer for its upcoming biopic Chuck, which is set to hit theaters on May 5. While many fans may not know Chuck Wepner by name, the New Jersey boxer served as the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's iconic character Rocky Balboa. Liev Schreiber stars as Wepner, whose extraordinary true story is told for the first time on the big screen.

Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In his ten years in the ring, Wepner endured two knockouts, eight broken noses, and 313 stitches. But his toughest fights were outside the ring: an epic life of drugs, booze, wild women, incredible highs and extraordinary lows in IFC's biopic.

Liev Schreiber is joined by an all-star cast that also includes Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport and Pooch Hall, with
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Halloween 2016: 31 Great Horror Movies Available on Amazon Prime This October

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For those of you with Amazon Prime benefits, you may or may not have realized just how many great, free horror movies the site’s streaming service has to offer for members (something I sadly didn’t realize until late last year myself). I recently spent a few hours combing through their entire library and came up with this list of 31 horror movies (spanning several different sub-genres) that are sure to make for fun and fright-filled ways to get you ready for Halloween.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, three scouts and one badass cocktail waitress will fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Box office superstar Tom Cruise ("A Few Good Men," "The Firm") stars in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Anne Rice's gothic novel.
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Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?

Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?
Last week, Dominic Monaghan sent our nostalgic little hearts all aflutter when he tweeted a picture of his mini-reunion with Lord of the Rings co-stars Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

With The Hobbit trilogy now concluded and Peter Jackson having theoretically said goodbye to Middle-earth forever, Monaghan's post got us thinking about the rest of the Fellowship. Below, we take a look at all nine members of the Fellowship and what they're up to today.

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

After Frodo said his goodbyes and departed for the Undying Lands (don't pretend you're not tearing up at the mere memory), Elijah Wood veered away from blockbuster lead roles in favour of an eclectic mix of indie movies comprising the great (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the good (Everything Is Illuminated) and the ugly (Green Street).

His most memorable post-Frodo role has to be mute, cannibalistic serial killer Kevin in Frank Miller's Sin City,
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Track list for Guardians of the Galaxy’s “Awesome Mix Volume Zero”

With the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack “Awesome Mix Volume One” being the second biggest selling soundtrack in the Us this year (behind Frozen, also released by Disney), James Gunn has taken to Facebook to list off the prequel album - “Awesome Mix Volume Zero”.

Check out the track list below:

1. Never Wanted to Dance – Mindless Self Indulgence

2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.

3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)

4. I Like It, I Love ItLyrics Born

5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats

6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello

7. Ben VereenPigeon John

8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance

9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill

10. Timebomb – The Old 97’s

“As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn writes. “I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on
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Liev Schreiber Makes TV Directing Debut on Sunday's ‘Ray Donovan’

Liev Schreiber Makes TV Directing Debut on Sunday's ‘Ray Donovan’
Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber makes his television directing debut with Sunday's episode of the series about a head-cracking Hollywood fixer. The actor also directed the 2005 feature “Everything Is Illuminated.” Sunday's episode, titled “Walk this Way,” finds the Donovan family coming together for the first in the second season to celebrate Conor's birthday. As tensions mount, Ray reacts as he never has before. Also read: ‘Ray Donovan’ Is ‘Not an Homage’ to ‘The Sopranos,’ Creator Says The series follows Schreiber's Ray as he tries to clean up Hollywood's messes while avoiding those created by his own father (Jon Voight, pictured above.
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Elijah Wood taking on rare studio role in Vin Diesel actioner 'The Last Witch Hunter'

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Elijah Wood taking on rare studio role in Vin Diesel actioner 'The Last Witch Hunter'
Elijah Wood is set to take on his first major role in a live-action studio film in nearly a decade. The "Hobbit" star, who enjoyed a brief role in 2012's "An Unexpected Journey," has signed on to star opposite Vin Diesel in "The Last Witch Hunter" for Lionsgate Films' Summit Entertainment arm, the studio announced today. Also starring Rose Leslie and Michael Caine and directed by Breck Eisner ("The Crazies," "Sahara"), the film centers on an "immortal witch hunter" (Diesel) who must team up with a female witch to stop a group of New York City covens from unleashing an unholy plague on humanity. Wood's role is not being specified at this time. Wood has hewed mostly to independent movies since his "Lord of the Rings" breakout, with roles in such little-seen films as "Everything Is Illuminated," "Day Zero," "Celeste and Jesse Forever" and the gruesome 2012 horror remake "Maniac." Upcoming
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‘Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber Signs With UTA

‘Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber Signs With UTA
Exclusive: UTA has just signed Liev Schreiber. Maybe it’s because I love that Showtime series Ray Donovan and especially Schreiber’s hard-edged title protagonist, but this feels like a real coup for UTA. You can tell that even though he’s a vet, Schreiber’s best work is ahead of him after this career changing role. Schreiber got a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for Ray Donovan. Schreiber, who had been repped by CAA, recently wrapped a turn as Soviet chess master Boris Spassky in the Ed Zwick-directed Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire playing enigmatic American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Schreiber‘s recent credits include The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; The Manchurian Candidate; and A Walk On The Moon. The agency will continue to help Schreiber in the small and big screen pursuits as well as stage.
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‘Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber Signs With UTA

Exclusive: UTA has just signed Liev Schreiber. Maybe it’s because I love that Showtime series Ray Donovan and especially Schreiber’s hard-edged title protagonist, but this feels like a real coup for UTA. You can tell that even though he’s a vet, Schreiber’s best work is ahead of him after this career changing role. Schreiber got a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for Ray Donovan. Schreiber, who had been repped by CAA, recently wrapped a turn as Soviet chess master Boris Spassky in the Ed Zwick-directed Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire playing enigmatic American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Schreiber‘s recent credits include The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; The Manchurian Candidate; and A Walk On The Moon. The agency will continue to help Schreiber in the small and big screen pursuits as well as stage.
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Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries

Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries
X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer, whose first two features debuted at the Sundance Film Festival — including The Usual Suspects in 1995 — was one of the industry figures named to the Sundance juries that will judge this year’s films when the festival begins next week. Singer, who has X-Men: Days of Future Past due in May, will be one of five members of the U.S. Dramatic Jury. Other members of the juries include Tracy Chapman, Lone Scherfig, Leonard Maltin, and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). A complete list of the juries, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, can be viewed after the jump.
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The Book Thief Review

When Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief hits bookshelves in 2005, one critic referred to it disdainfully as “Harry Potter and the Holocaust.” This reaction likely spurred from that decade’s ubiquitous Holocaust literature aimed at teens; among them, Everything is Illuminated and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which received lesser film adaptations. However, Zusak’s novel was a book of deep feelings and big thrills, with an aching humanity filling the story and the haunting spirit of Death narrating. It was a vibrant tale set against a dismal wartime backdrop. Brian Percival’s film adaptation, in comparison, is too plain, lacking any of the dynamism that drove Zusak’s bestseller.

The Book Thief follows the life of young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), a nine-year-old girl abandoned by her mother and left in the custody of Hans and Rosa Huberman (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson). Liesel is quiet, with sorrow-filled eyes,
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The Splat Pack Junior Class: The Rise of the New Gore-Makers

A lot has changed since Alan Jones from Total Film coined the term Splat Pack referring to a group of gory movie makers who sought to stretch the boundaries of what would be considered acceptable in an R rated film. The sea of blood and guts that rolled across the cinema screen starting in 2002 gradually pulled back to low tide. PG-13 became the new R rating once again and the MPAA decided to pull itself up by its bootstraps to enforce its code. For the Splat Pack, originally consisting of Rob Zombie, Eli Roth (the Frank Sinatra of the Pack according to Quentin Tarantino), James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Robert Rodriquez (added later by association), Greg McLean, Neil Marshall, Alexadre Aja and Darren Lynn Bousman, filmmaking has gone as usual, and each has made a substantial contribution to the horror genre in a positive way, testing the limits of our stomach
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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Nina Davenport Documents Her Single Motherhood, Jim Rash Delves Into the Writing Process

5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Nina Davenport Documents Her Single Motherhood, Jim Rash Delves Into the Writing Process
Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "First Comes Love": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 29 at 9pm on HBO Nina Davenport, the filmmaker whose chronicling of Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed's internship on "Everything is Illuminated" found her inexorably being dragged into the story herself in 2007's "Operation Filmmaker," turns her camera fully on herself in her new documentary "First Comes Love." The 41-year-old New Yorker documents her journey toward single motherhood when she finds herself entering her 40s with no steady partner in sight and a growing concern that the window during which she can have a child is coming to an end. "Pov": "Neurotypical" Monday, July 29 at 10pm
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5 Things You Don't Know About Liev Schreiber

5 Things You Don't Know About Liev Schreiber
This star known for his versatile roles in indie films and blockbuster movies alike is set to appear on the small screen in the new Showtime drama Ray Donovan premiering this Sunday. Here are five things you probably don't know about Liev Schreiber.

1. Born Isaac Liev Schreiber on October 4, 1967 -- his mother Heather says she named him after her favorite author, Leo Tolstoy, whose Russian name was Lev.

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2. Growing up, his mom didn't allow him to watch color films so he often viewed black and white movies at a local revival house in New York. The first color feature he saw was Star Wars at age 10.

3. At a towering of 6-foot-3, he once said it's not easy having the nickname "huggy," which he's had since childhood.

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4. His directorial debut came in the 2005 dramedy Everything Is Illuminated, starring Elijah Wood, and he also penned the film's screenplay.

5. Was
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Elijah Wood on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Wilfred,’ and the Soothing Comforts of a Good Hug

Elijah Wood really defies all Hollywood expectations. After making a graceful transition from child stardom, he became a pop culture icon as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings movies while balancing out all that box office mojo with equally great performances in smaller, more personal films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Everything Is Illuminated. He’s also now in his third season as the suicidal Ryan the darkly comic Wilfred, returning this week on F/X. Wood takes his talents to more sinister depths in Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (inspired by the 1980 film of the same name), in which he plays Frank, an isolated young man who restores antique mannequins in an industrial area of Los Angeles and freelances as a serial killer with a fetish for scalping his female victims. His murderous ways are spurred by an unhealthy relationship with his mother who exposed Frank to things as a child that he
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Elijah Wood Has Long, Blonde Hair In New 'Maniac' Poster

Elijah Wood may not have been in many blockbuster roles since his career-defining performance as Frodo in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but he's stuck around for those who have been paying attention.  He played the main character in Liev Schreiber's Everything Is Illuminated, and I think we all remember his spine-tingling role as a cannibalistic serial killer in Sin City.  Now, his next major role is one that he can probably thank Sin City for getting in Maniac.  Check after the jump for the poster:
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How to teach … stories from the Holocaust

The Guardian Teacher Network has resources this week to help you explore the Holocaust and the stories of its survivors

The proposed changes to the history curriculum leave the study of the Holocaust more or less intact. One approach to introducing and further exploring the subject is via individuals' stories, told through film and visual history.

The Guardian Teacher Network has thought-provoking teaching resources to share, with the focus on a set of resources centred on Steven Spielberg's award-winning film Schindler's List, created by www.schindlerslegacy.co.uk to mark the film's 20th anniversary. The film, which tells the story of a group of Jewish people saved by the actions of a German businessman, Oskar Schindler, has been much used in schools all over the world.

Spielberg used the profits of the film to set up the Shoah Foundation to collect Holocaust survivors' stories. It has so far captured
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‘Maniac’ UK Trailer Showcases Elijah Wood’s Murderous Masterpieces

After his star-making turn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood defied expectations by taking on more challenging and sometimes quite unnerving roles in films such as Everything is Illuminated and Sin City. In perhaps his darkest and most unsettling turn yet, Woods will soon be hunting and scalping beautiful young women in Maniac.

We’ve already gotten a look at Maniac‘s creepy, evocative opening sequence. Now, a trailer for the movie’s UK release shows off a bit more of the psychotic Frank’s overall goals and methodology.

Already out in French and German theaters, Maniac is a remake of the 1980 cult-classic directed by William Lustig (later of the Maniac Cop series). Directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and written partially by Alexandre Aja (Piranha), Maniac is one of the curious few French-produced films that is intended to be ...

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Is Quentin Tarantino the world's most influential director?

Violent, witty and peppered with references to past pop culture, Tarantino's film-making style has its own dictionary entry. Do any other modern directors have the same clout?

Tarantinoesque (adj) – referring to or reminiscent of the work of the American film-maker and actor Quentin Tarantino (born 1963), known for the violence and wit of his films.

No one these days, not even the Collins English Dictionary, doubts how influential Tarantino has been over his 21-year career. Any lippy thriller featuring pop culture-fried dialogue and flip violence in the wake of Reservoir Dogs – 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The 51st State, the works of Guy Ritchie – were branded you know what. And, impressively, it cemented into an enduring idiom: Joe Carnahan was still painting from the palette in 2007's Smokin' Aces, and reviewers were handing out the Tarantinoesque badge, a touch dog-eared now, as late as this Christmas gone, to Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths.
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