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Brad Pitt's 10 Best Action Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Brad Pitt's 10 Best Action Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes
Brad Pitt has returned to the big screen with Bullet Train, marking his first leading role in three years. However, Pitt has been away from the action genre as the main actor even longer, which brings significant interest to Bullet Train. It has also sparked intrigue toward the actor’s previous films in the genre.

These range from war films like Inglourious Basterds and Fury to zombie horror flicks like World War Z. Everyone has their favorites, but the Rotten Tomatoes scores of Pitt’s action movies are a good way to determine which ones are the pick of the bunch and suss out why critics loved them. They focus on films with pure action rather than crime thrillers or capers like Fight Club and War Machine, which don’t qualify for contention.
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UK-Ireland box office preview: ‘Bullet Train’ looks for Brad Pitt boost

UK-Ireland box office preview: ‘Bullet Train’ looks for Brad Pitt boost
‘Westlife: Live From Wembley Stadium’ leads event titles.

Sony blockbuster Bullet Train opens in 671 locations at the UK-Ireland box office on a quiet weekend for new releases.

Starring Brad Pitt with a supporting cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon and Sandra Bullock, Bullet Train is set upon the fast-moving eponymous vehicle, as five assassins discover that their missions have something in common.

In a 35-year screen career, Pitt has repeatedly visited the action genre – often in films with another genre element, such as historical action, action-comedy and zombie action.

His highest-grossing film in
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Box office preview: Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ speeds into theaters along with Jo Koy’s ‘Easter Sunday’ comedy

Box office preview: Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ speeds into theaters along with Jo Koy’s ‘Easter Sunday’ comedy
August is officially the last month of summer, but it’s also when schools start to reopen while others might take a vacation. Any movies hoping to make money this month are working against many other factors, which is why it’s become somewhat of a last resort for many studios. Read on for Gold Derby’s box office preview.

There have been more than a few blockbusters to open the month, including James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” and “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” but this August, there aren’t any franchises to be found, other than movies already in theaters, like “Thor: Love and Thunder” and Warner Bros’ weaker-than-expected “DC League of Super-Pets.” [sad trombone]

See August 2022 box office preview

In some ways, Brad Pitt could be seen as a franchise, since he continues to be one of the more relevant and dependable box office superstars,
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Disney’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Returns From the Dead With Marc Forster to Direct

Disney’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Returns From the Dead With Marc Forster to Direct
“The Graveyard Book,” based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book of the same name (which was a spooky reworking of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”), is back from the great beyond. The Disney project, which has been developed by various filmmakers since 2009, has a new director in Marc Forster, TheWrap has confirmed.

Forster’s producing partner Renée Wolfe will produce through their 2Dux2 banner along with Gil Netter. Ben Browning is also producing. David Magee is the latest writer who has been brought on to adapt Gaiman’s book.

Originally published in 2008, Gaiman’s book was widely praised and won several prestigious awards including England’s Carnegie Medal, the Newbery Medal and the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Almost immediately after its release the story, which follows an orphan who grows up in the graveyard and instead of a chatty panther and boisterous bear, is raised by various supernatural creatures,
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‘World War Z’ Director Marc Forster to Helm Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ At Disney

‘World War Z’ Director Marc Forster to Helm Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ At Disney
Walt Disney Studio’s multiple attempts to create an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book over the years is finally coming to fruition. Disney acquired rights to the best-selling novel long ago, with multiple directors signing on then exiting over the years. Deadline reports that the adaptation is gearing up with World War Z director […]

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Why Lost Star Matthew Fox Retired From Acting In 2014 — And Why He's Returned

Why Lost Star Matthew Fox Retired From Acting In 2014 — And Why He's Returned
From 2004 to 2010, Matthew Fox was at the center of one of the biggest shows on television. As spinal surgeon Jack Shephard, Fox was the leader of a group of island-locked survivors on "Lost." Then he stopped acting.

Fox has appeared in a few roles since "Lost" bowed out with a polarizing series finale in 2010, including in "Alex Cross" and "World War Z." But the actor hasn't been seen on screen since 2015, when he played John Brooder in the cannibal horror-Western crossover "Bone Tomahawk." Why has he been gone so long, and when can fans expect...

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How Matthew Fox Was Lured Out of ‘Retirement’ to Lead Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Last Light’

How Matthew Fox Was Lured Out of ‘Retirement’ to Lead Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Last Light’
More than a decade after the end of “Lost,” actor Matthew Fox has returned to TV with apocalyptic thriller “Last Light,” which world premiered Friday at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

The show, which will stream on Peacock and is produced by MGM Intl. TV Productions, envisions a society plunged into chaos when oil supplies are jeopardized. Fox plays one of the world’s leading petro-chemical engineers, while “Downton Abbey’s” Joanne Froggatt plays his wife. In amongst the wider crisis is a battle to save their family.

At a press conference in Monte-Carlo Saturday, Fox addressed his break from the business. Since “Lost” ended in 2010, he hasn’t appeared in another TV series, and after a string of movies, including “World War Z,” “Extinction,” and, finally, “Bone Tomahawk,” which he shot in 2014, he hasn’t acted at all.

“I kind of had a bucket list in my mind of things
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Why David Fincher's World War Z II Would Have Been Brilliant

Why David Fincher's World War Z II Would Have Been Brilliant
As early as January 2012, the concept of "World War Z" spawning sequels was in motion. This big-budget zombie film starring Brad Pitt was, like so many blockbusters, meant to spawn a long-term saga that would please audiences and studio executives alike for years to come. However, nearly a decade after "World War Z" first hit theaters, no sequel has emerged, with a prospective second installment getting canned at the start of 2019. In some circumstances, the loss of yet another blockbuster sequel wouldn't be an enormous crime, but the proposed "World War Z II" wasn't just any blockbuster sequel. This would've been a David Fincher...

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Ryan Phillippe, Mireille Enos, Kyle MacLachlan & Taryn Manning Join Michelle Danner’s Courtroom Drama ‘Miranda’s Victim’

Ryan Phillippe, Mireille Enos, Kyle MacLachlan & Taryn Manning Join Michelle Danner’s Courtroom Drama ‘Miranda’s Victim’
Exclusive: Ryan Phillippe (MacGruber), Mireille Enos (Hanna), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black) are the latest additions to Michelle Danner’s courtroom drama, Miranda’s Victim. They join an ensemble led by Abigail Breslin, which also includes Luke Wilson, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland, as previously announced.

The film will tell the true story of Trish Weir (Breslin), who in 1963 was kidnapped and brutally raped by Ernesto Miranda. Committed to putting her assailant in prison, Trish’s life is destroyed by America’s legal system as she triggers a law that transforms the nation. Her case notably results in the establishment of the Miranda rights afforded to criminal suspects taken in police custody, to ensure the admissibility of statements made during interrogation, as part of subsequent criminal proceedings.

Phillippe will play the ACLU lawyer Flynn, who successfully argues in front of the Supreme Court
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Why World War Z 2 Isn’t Really Needed

Why World War Z 2 Isn’t Really Needed
Some movies leave a lot of openings for a sequel, and others tend to wrap up in their own way. Even if there are questions and possibilities of moving forward, it might be that such an effort wouldn’t be fully appreciated given the way the movie ends. World War Z left a lot of questions despite the depths it tried to go to when explaining its own premise. But by the time the movie ended and the credits started to roll it felt as though it was best that the movie not be given a sequel. The plans for another

Why World War Z 2 Isn’t Really Needed
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‘Rebel Moon’: Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll & Others Board Zack Snyder’s Sci-Fi Pic For Netflix

‘Rebel Moon’: Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll & Others Board Zack Snyder’s Sci-Fi Pic For Netflix
Cary Elwes (Mission: Impossible 7), Corey Stoll (Billions), Michiel Huisman (The Flight Attendant) and Alfonso Herrera (Ozark) have joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s Netflix film Rebel Moon, Deadline can confirm. The quartet will star alongside Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Rupert Friend and Stuart Martin.

The sci-fi pic is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. They dispatch a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.

Snyder is directing from the script he wrote with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Kurt Johnstad (300), which was based on his and Johnstad’s story. Snyder is also producing alongside Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller for The Stone Quarry, with Eric Newman of Grand Electric. Bergen Swanson
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Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ Questions The Paths Taken By Disney, TLC, A&e, And The History Channel

Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ Questions The Paths Taken By Disney, TLC, A&e, And The History Channel
The Walt Disney Co. and CEO Bob Chapek are under fire for their perceived slow reaction to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that recently passed the Florida Senate. It now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is likely to sign it into law.

The fallout from that legislation touched Hollywood this week, as Disney employees lashed out at the company’s initial hesitation to get involved.

We live in a world where corporations now have to take sides, Bill Maher noted during his Real Time conversation Friday night on HBO. He posed the question about whether inserting themselves into politics and social issues is a good thing to panelists Kristen Soltis Anderson, the pollster and founding partner at Echelon Insights, and Max Brooks, the author of World War Z and a senior resident dellow at the Atlantic Council, a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point,
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Star Wars Bits: Damon Lindelof, Mace Windu, Black Krrsantan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, And More!

Star Wars Bits: Damon Lindelof, Mace Windu, Black Krrsantan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, And More!
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

A Damon Lindelof "Star Wars" project? Will Mace Windu return? Marvel's ppcoming "Star Wars" comics And more!

A recent report indicated that writer/producer Damon Lindelof is working on a new "Star Wars" movie.

Lindelof is best known as the creator and showrunner of numerous hit television series, including ABC's "Lost" (2004–2010), the HBO supernatural drama "The Leftovers" (2014–2017), and the HBO limited series "Watchmen" (2019). He's also co-written films such as "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011), "Prometheus" (2012), "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013), "World War Z" (2013), and "Tomorrowland" (2015).

If Lindelof is indeed working on a new "Star Wars" movie, it would be the fourth (that...

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A Man Called Otto: Release Date, Cast, And More

A Man Called Otto: Release Date, Cast, And More
Swedish author Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel "A Man Called Ove" is being adapted into another movie. Previously, Swedish filmmaker and screenwriter Hannes Holm turned the story into a 2015 film of the same name (it released a year later in the U.S.), which earned two nods at the 89th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film and best makeup and hairstyling categories. 

The English-language adaptation, titled "A Man Called Otto" (with the protagonist's name changed to reflect its American setting) will be helmed by Marc Foster. Two-time Oscar nominee David Magee is penning...

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Marc Forster To Direct Tom Hanks In ‘A Man Called Ove’ With Sf Studios, Rita Wilson & Playtone Producing David Magee Script

Marc Forster To Direct Tom Hanks In ‘A Man Called Ove’ With Sf Studios, Rita Wilson & Playtone Producing David Magee Script
Exclusive: Finding Neverland, World War Z and The Kite Runner director Marc Forster has been set to direct Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the anticipated U.S. adaptation of Swedish comedy hit A Man Called Ove, we can reveal.

Two-time Oscar nominee David Magee is scripting the project and re-uniting with Forster after their collaboration on drama Finding Neverland, for which both were BAFTA nominated.

Production is due to begin this year on the feature, which has been in the works for a few years and is based on the Swedish hit novel by Fredrik Backman. The life-affirming comedy about love and unexpected friendships sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 77 consecutive weeks at the time of its release.

The novel was subsequently adapted for the big screen by Sf Studios, which released the movie in 2015, garnering two Oscar nominations.
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Hulu New Releases: December 2021

Hulu New Releases: December 2021
2021 is nearly in the books and Hulu is celebrating by heading back to the past…like, the way past. With its list of new releases for December 2021, Hulu is going positive Medieval with two swords and shield original series arriving this month.

Animated comedy Crossing Swords premieres its second season on Dec. 10. This stop-motion style tale follows Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) as he works his way up the feudal latter of The Kingdom. This will be complemented by Dragons: The Nine Realms on Dec. 23. This series is set in the How to Train Your Dragon universe and takes place over 1,000 years after the events of the films. In it, a group of modern day kids uncover the secret truth about dragons.

Hulu also has some more current options for TV this month. Original comedy Pen15 premieres the second half of its second season on Dec. 3. Watch it to relive the trauma
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[Daily Dead’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide]: 50+ Books That Genre Fans of All Ages Will Enjoy

[Daily Dead’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide]: 50+ Books That Genre Fans of All Ages Will Enjoy
Hello, everyone! Today’s installment of Daily Dead’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is all about the books—from fiction to non-fiction to graphic novels and comics, as well as reading material perfect for all the little monsters out there. There have been a lot of excellent book releases throughout 2021, and here’s a look at more than 50 different titles that would be a perfect gift for the genre fan in your life (or maybe you’re doing a little shopping for yourself—that’s totally cool), regardless of their age.

Full disclosure: I recently had my latest book published in October and have included it in this list. I just thought it was important to mention that so it didn’t look like I was trying to be completely self-serving with this edition of Daily Dead’s Gift Guide.

Happy Shopping!

Non-fiction:

Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of
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John Matherson Trilogy Series Adaptation In Works From MPI Original Films & Startling; Michael J. Straczynski To Pen Pilot

John Matherson Trilogy Series Adaptation In Works From MPI Original Films & Startling; Michael J. Straczynski To Pen Pilot
Exclusive: MPI Original Films has acquired film and TV rights to William Forstchen’s bestselling John Matherson Trilogy, consisting of the books One Second After, One Year After and The Final Day, for series development with Michael J. Straczynski attached to write the pilot. MPI will co-produce with Vince Gerardis’ Startling Inc. (Game of Thrones).

The potential series is described as an emotionally poignant and terrifyingly real story of America’s immediate and devastating return to a pre-technological dark age in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Set in the hills of North Carolina, college professor and former military officer John Matherson must fight to preserve the lives of his family and neighbors in the wake of an electromagnetic pulse (Emp) attack. In just one second the US is completely incapacitated, thousands are killed, and millions are stranded. Planes fall from the sky, electricity goes out everywhere, supply lines collapse,
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Paramount Marketing Shakeup: Mary Daily Exits, Marc Weinstock to Lead Global Team

Paramount Marketing Shakeup: Mary Daily Exits, Marc Weinstock to Lead Global Team
A restructure of the Paramount Pictures marketing and distribution team will see co-president Mary Daily exit the studio, leaving Marc Weinstock to run the global team solo.

Incoming Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brian Robbins announced the changes on Monday, a memo obtained by Variety said.

Additionally, the president of global consumer products for ViacomCBS, Pam Kaufman, has expanded her job duties to include oversight of Paramount’s themed entertainment division. Kevin Suh, current leader of themed entertainment, is stepping down.

“I am pleased to let you know that Marc Weinstock will serve in the capacity as our president of worldwide marketing and distribution for the studio. In this role, Marc will now lead one unified global marketing and distribution organization. As a result of this decision, co-president of worldwide marketing and distribution Mary Daily will be leaving the studio,” Robbins wrote in the memo.

Daily had been in her
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Paramount Pictures: Marc Weinstock To Oversee Worldwide Marketing & Distribution; Pam Kaufman To Lead Themed Entertainment Division

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Paramount Pictures: Marc Weinstock To Oversee Worldwide Marketing & Distribution; Pam Kaufman To Lead Themed Entertainment Division
Paramount marketing boss Marc Weinstock has been promoted to lead a unified global and marketing and distribution team at the studio as President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. Also, Pam Kaufman, who is the studio’s President of Global Consumer Products for ViacomCBS, will take on an expanded role with the leadership of Paramount’s Themed Entertainment division.

At the same time, Mary Daily, the studio’s Co-President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, is departing. I understand no other seismic turnover at the studio is expected to occur with executive positions. It was announced last week that former Universal Corp Comms executive Jenny Tartikoff was joining Paramount as EVP Global Communications, starting today.

The studio had a great weekend with its day-and-date theatrical/Paramount+ launch of eOne’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, beating its expectations with a $16.6M three-day take and a five-day of $22.2M. That tops the studio’s previous
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