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Alan Moore Wrote a Gothic Fantasy Film Called The Show and Here's Our First Look

Alan Moore, the comic book writing legend behind Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has written a script for a new film called The Show. The photo above is our first look at the movie and it certainly looks interestingly odd.

Moore is known for distancing himself from the movies that are based on his work. He’s also been vocally angry with Hollywood over the years, so it’s weird to see that he’s actually doing a film project of his own now. This is his very first original feature film screenplay that will be produced.

Tom Burke (Only God Forgives) is set to star in the film and the story is described as a gothic fantasy drama that follows “Fletcher Dennis (Burke), who has been hired to track down a stolen artifact. This leads him to Northampton, a haunted town at
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First Look: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke

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First Look: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke
The first look image has been released from British independent movie “The Show,” based on an original story by graphic novel creator Alan Moore, best known for “Watchmen,” “V for Vendetta,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and “From Hell.” The cast is led by Tom Burke, whose credits include “War and Peace,” “The Souvenir” and “Only God Forgives.”

Other members of the cast include Siobhan Hewlett (“Show Pieces”), Ellie Bamber, Sheila Atim (“Girl From the North Country”), Richard Dillane and Moore himself.

The movie is directed by Mitch Jenkins from a script by Moore, his first original feature film screenplay to be produced. Production is underway in Northampton, U.K. Moore and Jenkins previously produced “Show Pieces,” a cycle of short films.

The Show” follows Fletcher Dennis (Burke), who has been hired to track down a stolen artefact. This leads him to Northampton, a “haunted town” at “England’s broken
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Protagonist boards Emu Films' Alan Moore original 'The Show'

Protagonist boards Emu Films' Alan Moore original 'The Show'
Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Ellie Bamber in cast.

London-based sales agent Protagonist Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights to Mitch JenkinsThe Show, based on an original story from Alan Moore, the graphic novel creator of Watchmen and V For Vendetta.

The Show is produced by Jim Mooney and Mike Elliot of Emu Films with Lex Film’s Tom Brown. The cast is headed by Tom Burke, star of the BBC TV detective series Strike, with Siobhan Hewlett, Screen Star of Tomorrow 2015 Ellie Bamber, Sheila Atim, Richard Dillane and Moore himself. It is now shooting in Northampton, UK, where it is also set.
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Hugo Weaving Talks ‘Mortal Engines,’ Working With Peter Jackson, The Wachowskis & Thoughts On Bond [Interview]

Hugo Weaving is one of the most versatile actors working today, and one thing’s for certain: he sure makes a damn good villain. Having cemented himself in pop culture with such iconic roles as Agent Smith in “The Matrix” trilogy, Elrond in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, V in “V for Vendetta” and the Red Skull in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the 58-year old Australian actor continues to be at the forefront of fandoms everywhere.

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Evolution of Natalie Portman, From ‘Léon: The Professional’ to ‘Vox Lux’ (Photos)

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Evolution of Natalie Portman, From ‘Léon: The Professional’ to ‘Vox Lux’ (Photos)
Since making it onto the silver screen in “Leon: The Professional,” Natalie Portman has continued to impress and succeed under the spotlight, and then some with directing and producer creds. Before “Vox Lux” hits theaters soon, let’s reflect on the actress’s iconic career trajectory.

Leon (1994)

The Israel-born model turned actress first broke onto the film scene at 13 as the Mathilda in “Leon: The Professional.” Delivering a strong performance as a vengeful apprentice for Jean Reno’s skilled Leon, Portman snagged her first major acting credit – and an impressive one at that.

Beautiful Girls (1996)

Portman showcased her ability to work alongside Hollywood bigwigs like Matt Dillon, Rosie O’Donnell and Uma Thurman. As the smart-talking, teenage Marty, Portman charmed people both on and off screen. This was one of the last roles Portman took on before venturing exploring the Broadway stage as the titular character in “The Diary of Anne Frank.
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10 Best Anti-Establishment Films

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Some of the most influential films in history have been the ones that push back against the establishment. Here’s a look at our picks for the ten best films which most effectively fight “the man”.

Are you frustrated with the complacency in the world around you? Does it feel like the system is rigged to give some people all the breaks while you’re stuck treading water, no matter how hard you work? Are you upset with a government that doesn’t actually listen to its people, and act accordingly? These are sentiments that have been tackled often in film. After all, frustration is a powerful motivator. Everyone can enjoy a movie where corruption gets what it deserves. Everyone enjoys characters who fight back against the inequalities they experience.

This is a list of the ten films which I believe best encompass those sentiments. Of course, all anti-establishment films are not equal.
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Cinema’s Best Vigilante Films


Fighting crime and taking the law into their own hands, vigilantes are some of the most kick-ass characters in film. To celebrate the release of action-packed Robin Hood, arriving in cinemas November 21, we’re taking a look at some of the best vigilante films, from John Wick to The Equaliser…

John Wick (2014)

John Wick definitely takes the law into his own hands, but for more personal reasons than others. When legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retires after marrying the love of his life, her sudden death leaves him in mourning. This is spirals out of control when a thug steals his prized car and kills the puppy that was a last gift from his wife. His inner assassin is then unleashed as he seeks revenge for his late wife.

The Equaliser (2014)

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency operative who after promising his
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Steve McQueen’s Widows and Our Enduring Love of Revenge Movies

Robert Blair Nov 14, 2018

Whoever said two wrongs don’t make a right never went to film school...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

There is beauty in the simplicity of a time-honored concept in film. Longstanding cinematic tropes can act as the perfect conduit for some much-needed escapism from the dizzying nature of our day-to-day lives.

Based on the most conventional premise that he’s approached in his career to date, Steve McQueen’s Widows fulfills this criterion of familiarity via the revenge genre. Familiarity here though, doesn’t equal compromise or artistic complacency. In typically subversive fashion, and in keeping with his courageous filmography, this star-studded thriller builds on Lynda La Plante’s drama series of the same name to chart the plight of four bereaved women who refuse to be persecuted for their husbands’ ill-fated deeds. Injected with healthy doses of social commentary that raise pertinent issues around feminism,
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Silencio Explores the Zone of Silence and its Mysteries this October 26th in Theatres

Silencio is an upcoming science fiction thriller. Filmed on the U.S./Mexico border, the film looks at some of strangeness that occurs in the Zone of Silence. Here, people have experienced real life mechanical troubles, or have simply disappeared. A trailer was released for the film, recently (found below). This exciting thriller will debut in the United States later this month and in Mexico, this November. As well, Silencio stars John Noble (The Lord of the Rings), Rupert Graves (V for Vendetta), Melina Matthews and Michel Chauvet. Director Lorena Villarreal developed her story from some of her research on the area. All of the details, on Silencio, are hosted here. Director Villarreal mentioned some of bizarre experiences that have taken place in the Zone of Silence. She says of the mysteries there: "we really wanted to focus on the mysterious occurrences that had no explanations. We did a lot of research,
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V for Vendetta Soundtrack Comes to Vinyl for the First Time

V for Vendetta Soundtrack Comes to Vinyl for the First Time
Var&#232se Sarabande is excited to announce the first-ever double LP release for V for Vendetta - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on October 5, 2018. This premiere of the V for Vendetta soundtrack features new jacket artwork of the masked face of V designed by "Ghoulish Gary" Pullin, who previously designed album covers for soundtracks to Wes Craven's Scream and John Carpenter's Christine. Like the thousands of "Guy Fawkes" masks donned in the film's pivotal scene, a wearable mask comes included inside the package!

"Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot..." Emerging from the mind of comic book genius, Alan Moore, V for Vendetta hit theaters in 2006 grossing over 70 million domestically and 62 million at the international box office. While the film was a success, it is the "Guy Fawkes" mask worn by the
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What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2018

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Halloween is on the horizon, and Netflix is getting ready by adding a host of new horror flicks to the streaming platform this October.

The Shining” will be available starting Oct. 1. Later in the month, “Truth or Dare” with Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, along with “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” and the Netflix original “The Haunting of Hill House” will be added. For non-horror fans, several stand-up comedy specials are joining the slate including Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at My Pain” and Adam Sandler’s “100% Fresh.”

A number of new show seasons are also premiering, including the second seasons of “Making a Murderer” and “Big Mouth,” as well as the third season of “Marvel’s Daredevil.” Netflix is also acquiring a host of other films such as “She’s Out of My League,” “The NeverEnding Story,” “V for Vendetta,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” and the “Blade” franchise.
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Exclusive V For Vendetta LP Artwork Remembers the Fifth of November

Coming October 5 will be the first ever LP releases for James McTeigue’s V For Vendetta, the live-action adaptation based on Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s DC/Vertigo Comics series. Featuring tracks from Cat Power as well as Antony and The Johnsons, Varese Sarabande’s LP will also contain the music of Oscar winner Dario Marianelli. The […]

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‘Breaking In’ Review

Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Seth Carr, Mark Furze, Jason George, Christa Miller, Damien Leake | Written by Ryan Engle | Directed by James McTeigue

Breaking In stars Gabrielle Union as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on breaking in…

Let’s get this out of the way first, Breaking In is the personification of what Direct-to-Video represents… Even though the film made a [albeit brief] appearance in UK cinemas! The merits of filmmaking and all round production are unequivocally abysmal. Made even more tragic and disheartening with sizeable talent in front and behind the camera. Most notably that of director James McTeigue, with credits such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta,
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11 Most ‘Hair-Raising’ Movie Moments, From ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (Photos)

11 Most ‘Hair-Raising’ Movie Moments, From ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (Photos)
Some of the most iconic hair fashion statements of all time are movie hair. Cher Horowitz in “Clueless.” Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” David Bowie’s hair in “Labyrinth.” The list goes on. And then there’s the not so good hair moments in the movies. Arguably the most famous of those is having its 20th anniversary this week, the infamous “hair gel” scene from “There’s Something About Mary.” In honor of that classic and unfortunate hair gag, we decided to look at some of the other times that things in movies got a little hairy.

“There’s Something About Mary”

Why does this scene work as well as it does? The gag isn’t especially plausible, but it taps into that crippling fear that the world somehow knows the dirty deed you’ve just done in the privacy of your own bathroom. And Cameron Diaz’s hair,
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Sequel Bits: ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘World War Z 2’, ‘Expendables 4’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘It Chapter 2’

Sequel Bits: ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘World War Z 2’, ‘Expendables 4’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘It Chapter 2’
In this edition of sequel bits: Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to). J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2. Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer. Natalie Portman is […]

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Amazon Prime schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Amazon Prime has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first seasons of both the Indian reality competition series “Comicstaan” and the Tour de France travelogue “Eat.Race.Win” and season 4 of the charming children’s series “Tumble Leaf.”

And there will also be new to Amazon Prime seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the final episodes of the Emmy-winning FX drama “The Americans,” all 12 seasons of the groundbreaking police drama “NYPD Blue” and all seven seasons of the Kyra Sedgwick crime series “The Closer.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime including the four films in the “Jaws” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1

21 Jump Street (Seasons 1-2)

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Natalie Portman Wants To Make a V For Vendetta Sequel

Not only do the fans of the film V For Vendetta want a sequel, but so does the star of the movie! V For Vendetta was one of my favorite movies released in 2005. It was just such a well-made film and Natalie Portman gave an insanely great performance! Turns out, she would like to reprise her role in a sequel one day.

During a recent Q&A hosted by BuzzFeed, Portman was asked which of her films she'd love to make a sequel to, and that's when the actress said, "Maybe V for Vendetta."

She doesn't go into any detail. It's just a straightforward and simple answer, but it's something that fans would love to see happen! The fact that she's open to it is definitely a plus so now the studio just needs to get the wheels in motion and make it happen.

Last year, there was a report
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Natalie Portman’s Interested In Making A V For Vendetta Sequel

V for Vendetta isn’t just an overlooked gem – it’s one of the best comic book films ever made. It’s also a film that continues to resonate within subsequent socio-political climates, especially right now when political tensions have been as furiously divisive as they’ve ever been.

Thematically, Alan Moore’s graphic novel is all about personal liberation and anarchy; disobeying authority and following your own path, the need for chaos to find unity and peace. The film (adapted from a screenplay by the Wachowskis) doesn’t quite capture this, though it does possess its own air of anti-authoritative rebellion.

While the movie’s themes don’t fully correspond with Moore’s philosophy – to him V was a symbol, not a leader, whereas in the film he has a more personal agenda – it still does provide some food for thought, while never coming at the expense of good old fashioned action adventure.
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Film News: Lana Wachowski to Present ‘Bound’ at 2018 Cinepocalypse on June 27

Chicago – The roots of the Chicago-born Wachowski Siblings is in the 1990s, with their unforgettable directorial debut “Bound” (1996). To celebrate that landmark, the Cinepocalypse Film Fest invited Lana Wachowski to present the film at the historic Music Box Theatre on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 (7pm). To purchase tickets, click here.

Bound” tells the story of Violet (Jennifer Tilly), who longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano). Her life gets a bit complicated when she begins a same sex affair with Corky (Gina Gershon), and the two women hatch a scheme to steal two million dollars from the mafia. At the time, the film broke barriers for its realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film, and critics praised it’s signature Wachowski style and humor.

Lana Wachowski, Photo by Joe Arce

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In 1996, Larry (Lana
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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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