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Actress Heather Lind Accuses Former President George H. W. Bush of Sexual Assault

Actress Heather Lind Accuses Former President George H. W. Bush of Sexual Assault
Heather Lind, the former star of AMC’s political drama series “Turn: Washington Spies,” accused President George H. W. Bush of sexual assault in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. The actress wrote that the former President “touched me from behind” while taking a photo at a March 2014 press event celebrating the television series.

Lind said she believed the action classifies as sexual assault and felt that Bush viewed it as “an attempt at humor.” She wrote that a security guard blamed her for the action for standing too close to the President, while former First Lady Barbara Bush allegedly knew what occurred and “rolled her eyes.”

Read More:Former Actress Breaks Nda to Share Story of Being Physically Assaulted by Val Kilmer During ‘Doors’ Auditions

“I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a
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Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Family and More Celebrities Mourn Her Death on Twitter

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Family and More Celebrities Mourn Her Death on Twitter
On Tuesday, December 27, Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

The actress, who immortalized the role of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, had gone into cardiac arrest four days earlier when she was flying from London to Los Angeles. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was being treated and later died.

Her tragic and sudden health issues shocked Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-stars and devoted fans, who took to Twitter to send prayers and messages of hope. Though days later, upon hearing the news of her death, the entertainment world and celebrities expressed their heartbreak on social media.

Read More: Carrie Fisher, Who Played Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 60

John Boyega, who portrayed Finn in “The Force Awakens,” tweeted:

My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I'll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support.
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Nearly Included Juggernaut Instead Of Quicksilver

On the eve of X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s release, social media was awash with chatter about one particular scene: Magneto’s breakout. The brilliant blend of technical wizardry and humor orbited around one pivotal character in the sequence, the boy who can move at the speed of light, Quicksilver. The mission to retrieve Magneto from the Pentagon proved to be a massive hit with fans; but it very nearly didn’t happen.

In fact, that scene was originally allotted for the reappearance of The Last Stand character Juggernaut. Played in the 2006 sequel by Vinnie Jones, DoFP writer and producer Simon Kinberg previously went on record to say he initially toyed with the idea of including a younger version of the character.

Now, thanks to an interview on the Empire Online podcast, director Matthew Vaughn explains how Juggernaut’s bulky ballast would have proved indispensable in capturing Magneto:

I
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Nobody Wants the Night’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Nobody Wants the Night’
Nobody Wants the Night,” claims the title of Isabel Coixet’s internationally flavored Arctic opus, but auds may well find themselves succumbing to slumber anyway. Though it hardly wants for sincerity or ambition, Coixet’s portrait of an arduous mid-career expedition by American explorer Josephine Peary is dramatically as pallid and lifeless as the frozen tundra on which it takes place, burdened with a hokey romanticism that doesn’t complement its quasi-feminist purview. Despite the name presence of Juliette Binoche and Rinko Kikuchi — both ill cast and ill served by Miguel Barros’ windy, maudlin screenplay — and a profile-boosting slot as this year’s Berlinale opener, this particular “Night” is unlikely to see the light of day far beyond the festival circuit.

After the delicious Continental millefeuille of last year’s Berlin curtain-raiser, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the festival has chosen to launch its 2015 edition with a stodgier brand of Europudding:
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Stars who reprised Oscar winning roles

Michael Douglas. Anthony Hopkins. Just two actors who've returned to play the parts that won them Oscars...

When Oscar glory comes knocking for a successful Hollywood actor, it must be hugely tempting when the chance arrives for them to reprise that award-winning role. But while sequels and reboots are a common enough sight in the movie industry these days, examples of stars who've returned to their Oscar-winning roles are relatively few and far between.

The reason, perhaps, is because it's so difficult to recapture the creative lightning in a bottle that led to the Oscar win in the first place. Nevertheless, some actors do occasionally take up the offer and return to the filmmaking well. And as the list below proves, the results can sometimes be highly accomplished - though seldom quite as powerful and fresh as the films they're following...

Gene Hackman

Won for: The French Connection

Played the
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10 Hardest Men That Ever Played For Arsenal

Mike Egerton/Empics Sport

In the early years of the Premier League, having a hardman in your team was seen as a necessity. From Roy Keane to Stuart Pearce, the division was littered with players who prided themselves on their tough tackling and no nonsense approach. However, today such characters are a rarity.

Arsenal themselves have boasted several hardmen over the years. The start of Arsene Wenger’s reign was perhaps the dying embers of that type of player, with Tony Adams and co representing a throwback to the George Graham era.

Since then, it would be fair to say that the modern game has taken a shift. Out went the bruising tacklers and in came the tiki taka passers. It means we have witnessed less fighting and bone-crunching challenges, and more handbags and diving. A sight that must certainly infuriate Vinnie Jones and the rest of Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’.

Of course,
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20 Actors You Didn’t Know Almost Played X-Men

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is now in cinemas and fans are finally able to see what returning franchise supremo Bryan Singer has achieved in his quest to marry his own cast – so crudely abused in Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand – with the exceptional prequel timeline cast introduced by Matthew Vaughn. Armed with one of the most enduringly popular comic book story arcs of all time as his source, and with an eye-watering amount of talent at his disposal, it’s no great surprise that the film has picked up phenomenal reviews – including our own four star rating – but as with the Avengers universe, things could have been very different.

If the actors who were either tentatively linked to roles in the X-Men movie world, or who pulled out or flat out refused the roles they were offered had made to the big screen we might not have
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40

The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...

The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.

Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...

25. A Perfect Getaway

A really good,
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Top 10 superhero movies

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a superhero movie... and they've taken over Hollywood with their superpowers and Spandex costumes. The Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best

• Top 10 action movies

• Top 10 crime movies

• Top 10 arthouse movies

• Top 10 family movies

• Top 10 war movies

• Top 10 teen movies

• More Guardian and Observer critics' top 10s

10. Iron Man 3

Shane Black's jagged-edged debut in the Marvel hotseat might easily have been a by-the-numbers "threequel", especially with star Robert Downey Jr out of contract and The Avengers' stupendous box office success a year earlier. Instead, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director delivered the series' best instalment so far via a perfectly-pitched twist that comes about as close as the superhero genre will ever get to its very own Crying Game moment.

Ben Kingsley's nefarious Mandarin is a preposterous, shadowy Bin Laden clone with a big bushy beard
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

49th Chicago International Film Festival Includes ’12 Years a Slave’, World Premiere of Michael Shannon’s ‘The Harvest’, and More

With award season coming fast around the corner, the Chicago International Film Festival has recently revealed their full lineup, which includes a very enticing mix of well-known and new talents. With the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis closing the fest and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska as its centerpiece, the festival includes focus on “After Dark” features, Lgbtq films in their “Out-Look” category, special presentations (like Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave), and more. Below is the press release that fills in the rest:

The 49Th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

Chicago, Il (September 17, 2013) – The 49th Chicago International Film Festival announced today the full lineup of films selected to screen in the International Feature, New Directors, Docufest, After Dark, Q Hugo, and Short Film Competitions. The competitions feature a diverse mix of established and new filmmakers and genres as well as World, North American and Us premieres. Sixteen
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1990

Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 19 Sep 2013 - 07:20

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or
See full article at Den of Geek »

The 20 underrated films of 1990

Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or have faded rapidly from general discussions about cinema.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Film News: 2013 Chicago International Film Festival Schedule Announced

Chicago – The Chicago International Film Festival revealed their schedule for the 2013 incarnation, which runs from Oct. 10-24, 2013, and it’s their most impressive in years, including new works by Alexander Payne, Joel & Ethan Coen, Steve McQueen, John Wels, Abdellatif Kechiche, Dario Argento, Bill Condon, John McNaughton, Kore-eda Kirokazu, Stephen Frears, Tsai Ming-Liang, Errol Morris, and dozens more.

Nebraska

Photo credit: Paramount Vantage

Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” will be a centerpiece film and the fest will close with the Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Dario Argento will attend with his “Dracula 3D” and Errol Morris and Bruce Dern will both accept achievement awards. Hot off its Toronto Film Festival Award win, “12 Years a Slave” will make its Chicago premiere.

Films in competition are listed below. Stay tuned to HollywoodChicago.com for all the latest news, previews, and interviews for the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival. And go here for the full schedule andto purchase tickets.
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

Cool Clicks: The Best Fictional U.S. Presidents

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

• The 25 Best Fictional Presidents ... and the Actors Who Played Them. [BuzzFeed]

• The 5 Best James Bond Action Sequences. [The Playlist]

• The 10 best alternate movie endings, from "Titanic" to "Clerks." [ScreenCrush]

• Who would win in a fight: Smaug or Balerion? Frodo or Tyrion? It's "Game of Thrones vs. "The Lord of the Rings." [MTV Geek]

• Live Like a Cullen: Twi-homes for "Twilight" Fans. [Movoto]

• "Star Wars" and the Harrison Ford rumor: See how Jon Favreau fits into the picture. [MTV Movies]

• Emma Stone's 10 best looks (Birthday Edition!). [The Frisky]

• 24 reasons to love Emma Stone the day after her birthday. [Hollywire]

• First look at Tom Hanks as future "Star Wars" owner Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks." [Hypable]

Michael Shannon won't be saying "Kneel before Zod!" in "Man of Steel." Did you really want him to? [VH1]

Jim Morrison lives! Val Kilmer indulges in bizarre stage shenanigans while filming Terrence Malick's new movie.
See full article at NextMovie »

Ride My Tail Anytime: Thn’s Top Ten Movie Pilots

With Red Tails whizzing into cinemas on the 6th of June (you can read our review here), we at Thn got to thinking, who are the best cinematic pilots? Come aboard as we count down the top ten magnificent men in their flying machines (they go up tiddly up up, you know).

10. Colm Meany off of Die Hard 2 (1990)

Poor Colm, he doesn’t even get a name in this movie. His character, as well as all the others on the doomed ‘Windsor Airlines’ flight exist only to die at the hands of Col. Stuart (William Adler) in order to prove what a ruthless sod he is. Flying in from London, the devilish Stuart tricks our nameless pilot and his crew into the wrong trajectory, so they crash into the runway, which is just plane unfortunate (‘Ave’it!). We know they’re English, because his first line is ‘Dallas Approach,
See full article at The Hollywood News »

13 People You Can’t Believe Won A Grammy

With the 2012 Grammy Awards upon us and everyone already thrilled for the big Beach Boys / Foster The People / Maroon 5 reunion (finally!), let’s take a second to remind ourselves of something we all already know and complain about every year: The Grammys are, without a doubt, the weirdest and most arbitrary awards show in the entire entertainment world. To re-prove this time-tested theory, we’ve scoured Grammy’s checkered past and compiled some of its most bizarre winners in a desperate search of some meaning for this odd gramophonic statue. From the awesomely-random to the just flat-out terrible, here’s a list of 13 People You Can’t Believe Won A Grammy: 1. Zach Braff Without rehashing the internet’s eminent disdain for Garden State, let’s just take a moment to acknowledge that an actual physical golden gramophone was given to Zach Braff for being the “compilation producer” of the
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168 Geeky Media People you should follow on Twitter

I was going through all my bookmarks and I came along this one that I have not shared with you all yet! Shame on me! Courtesy of GeekDad.

Whether you’ve been using Twitter since 2006, are determined never to use it unless dragged kicking and screaming, or are somewhere in between, you probably know that it’s wildly popular with all sorts of people. In addition to the celebrities who make a big deal about Twitter (e.g., Ashton Kutcher), there are tons of people, both famous and not, who tweet about lots of interesting things.

Here's a updated list of people to follow on Twitter.

Name Twitter ID Why They’re Listed Here Phil Plait BadAstronomer The Bad Astronomer himself; a source for great space-related info and a dose of healthy skepticism. James Urbaniak JamesUrbaniak The voice of Dr. Venture on The Venture Brothers, and a very funny tweeter.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Catwoman Throughout The Years (and Batman and Robin, Too!)

Superman's tights. Spiderman's mask. Batman's nipples.

When making a movie based on a superhero comic, there’s probably no aspect of production that will invite greater scrutiny than that pinnacle of all things superhero: the costume. And not to stereotype, but let's face it, gay and bisexual guys probably have a special interest in superhero costumes. We certainly have a definite appreciation for the often, um, revealing outfits sported by the male superheroes, while many of us can also appreciate the aesthetic styles worn by the women.

Which means that costume designers have to create a look that will somehow both be true to the source material, but is updated while also looking good on flesh-and-blood actors who have to actually move around in the real world.

One thing that designers have learned over the years is that while many comic book heroes look like their costumes were simply sprayed onto their bodybuilder physiques,
See full article at The Backlot »

X-Men: A rough guide to the pupils of First Class: Part one

X-Men: the new class

With the constant barrage of comic-book adaptations, it’s hard to keep track of superheroes these days. It’s even harder when a film is dealing with almost fifty years worth of narrative and a seemingly limitless number of characters. Until now, cinemagoers have been relatively familiar with a number of mutants from Marvel’s X-Universe; with each new X-men film came a fresh selection of heroes and villians, some faithful to their comic original, and some wildly different. These varying interpretations have become a staple of the cinematic superhero genre, some with more success than others: for every Heath Ledger’s Joker there is a Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. Taking this into consideration, just how does the new crop of characters from X-men: First Class fare? Who are these mutants and what exactly can they do? And are they anything like the comic-book original?
See full article at The Hollywood News »

X-Men: a rough guide to the new class: part 1

X-Men: the new class

With the constant barrage of comic-book adaptations, it’s hard to keep track of superheroes these days. It’s even harder when a film is dealing with almost fifty years worth of narrative and a seemingly endless stream of characters. Until now, cinemagoers have been relatively familiar with a number of mutants from Marvel’s X-Universe; with each new X-men film came a fresh selection of heroes and villains, some faithful to their comic original, and some wildly different. These varying interpretations of comic-book characters have become a staple of the cinematic superhero genre, some with more success than others: for every Heath Ledger’s Joker there is a Willem DeFoe’s Green Goblin. Taking this into consideration, just how does the new crop of characters from X-men: First Class fare? Who are these mutants and what exactly can they do? And are they anything like the comic-book original?
See full article at The Hollywood News »
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