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'The Big Take' sells to UK, Us with Archstone (exclusive)

The company has also taken rights to Australia and New Zealand on Justin Daly’s feature debut.

Archstone Distribution has acquired Us, UK, and Australia and New Zealand rights to Justin Daly’s directorial debut The Big Take from the Us’ Bleiberg Entertainment.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Netflix’s The Punisher), Zoë Bell, Dan Hedaya (The Usual Suspects) and Robert Forster star in the crime story about a reclusive movie star who hires a private detective after he is anonymously blackmailed.

The Big Take is produced by Jen Gatien through her company DeerJen Films.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will handle the VOD,
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Margot Robbie Confirmed For Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Coming off her Academy Award-nominated performance in I, Tonya, Margot Robbie has officially joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Australian actress will play Sharon Tate, the murdered, pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski. Robbie confirmed her involvement in the project during a recent interview while promoting the May 11th release, Terminal.

The Sony Pictures film already boasts a stellar cast, including Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and six-time Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt. Set in 1969, the film will have The Wolf of Wall Street star playing TV western actor Rick Dalton, and Pitt as Cliff Booth, his stunt double.

Tarantino filled out the rest of the cast for his ninth feature just yesterday, adding long-serving collaborators Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill series). Also joining the ensemble is Oscar nominee Burt Reynolds.

Speaking to IndieWire in a recent interview,
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Burt Reynolds and Kurt Russell Join Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Burt Reynolds and Kurt Russell Join Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
With production slated to begin later this summer, Quentin Tarantino has added four more cast members to his 1969-set film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has joined the cast in a major role as George Spahn, the blind man who owned the ranch Charles Manson and his followers lived on for months, before they murdered actress Sharon Tate in cold blood in the summer of 1969. Also joining the cast in unspecified smaller roles are Qt regulars Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen.

Original reports claimed this movie would center on the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate by the Manson family, but that turned out to be incorrect. While the murder will be featured in this movie, the plot will revolve around a number of different stories, much like Tarantino's 1994 breakout hit Pulp Fiction. The two lead characters will be Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), the
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Burt Reynolds in Talks to Join Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Burt Reynolds in Talks to Join Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
Negotiations are underway to fill out the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s next film “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” with Burt Reynolds in talks to play George Spahn, the ranch owner who rented his land out to Charles Manson and his cult, studio sources have confirmed to TheWrap.

Longtime Tarantino collaborators Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, and Michael Madsen are also in talks to play minor roles in the film. All three actors starred in Tarantino’s previous film, “The Hateful Eight,” and between them share credits in other Tarantino films like “Kill Bill,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and “Death Proof.” Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are already signed on to star in the film.

Spahn was the owner of a ranch in Los Angeles that was regularly used during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a set for Westerns. In the late 1960s, Charles Manson persuaded Spahn to allow him and his cult to stay at the ranch, where the murder of Sharon Tate was allegedly planned.
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A Crazy Story about Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” You were Unaware Of

So to redirect this story about Quentin Tarantino’s movie Death Proof, the story is really more about Tarantino than anything. If you’ve ever watched one of his films then you know that he gets bloody, he gets punchy, and he gets racist all in a big dang hurry. There’s no shortage of language, violence, and the kind of scenarios you would only hope would never happen in real life. But if you really want to know that the crazy story is behind Death Proof, it’s that Stuntman Mike’s life was kind of modeled around Quentin’s. It’s been documented that Tarantino

A Crazy Story about Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” You were Unaware Of
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‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)

‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)
At the end of “The Sandlot,” the narrator explains how each of the kids ended up as each one fades from the screen. Some moved away, Benny the Jet made it to the big leagues, and Squints married Wendy Peffercorn. Earlier, TheWrap explored why some movies will be remembered but “The Sandlot” will never die. But 25 years later, we’ll explore where the film’s actors actually ended up.

Tom Guiry – Scotty Smalls

After making his film debut with “The Sandlot,” Tom Guiry continued to pursue acting and landed roles in “Mystic River,” “The Revenant” and “Black Hawk Down.” He most recently starred in “Wonder Wheel” and “Sollers Point.”

Mike Vitar – Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

Mike Vitar continued his reputation as a sporty, teen heartthrob by appearing in both “Mighty Ducks” sequels “D2” and “D3.” His last acting role was in 1997 for a show called “Chicago Hope,” at which point he retired and became a firefighter. But in 2015, Vitar was charged with assault and reached a plea deal to avoid time behind bars in 2017.

Chauncey Leopardi – Squints

Leopardi spoke with TheWrap and says he’s keeping busy with a family and some businesses, as well as appearing at events for “The Sandlot” whenever he can. As an actor he’s also starred in “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently “Coldwater” in 2013.

Patrick Renna – Ham

Originally from Boston, Patrick Renna still acts. Outside of “The Sandlot,” he had a memorable leading role in “The Big Green” while still young. More recently, he starred in episodes of “Boston Legal,” “Judging Amy” and 2016’s “Fear, Inc.”

Marty York – Yeah-Yeah

In addition to seriously bulking up, Marty York appeared in episodes of “Boy Meets World” and “The Eric Andre Show.”

Brandon Quintin Adams – Kenny DeNunez

Brandon Quintin Adams, also just Brandon Adams, had small roles in other ’90s hits “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sister-Sister” and “Moesha.” He also did a voice for “Kingdom Hearts 2” and has recorded music as a rapper under the name B. Lee.

Grant Gelt – Bertram Grover Weeks

Grant Gelt had a few acting roles after “The Sandlot,” including “Boy Meets World” and “Hey Arnold!,” but he now works as a music manager.

Victor Dimattia – Timmy Timmons

Victor Dimattia went on two direct two short films and appeared in the 2018 indie “Get Married Or Die.”

Shane Obedzinski – Tommy “Repeat” Timmons

Unlike his onscreen counterpart, Shane Obedzinski didn’t directly follow in the footsteps of his onscreen brother. After leaving acting, he opened a pizza shop in Florida, but was glad to join in for the 20th anniversary festivities.

Marley Shelton – Wendy Peffercorn

Marley Shelton, who played the lifeguard all the boys are gaga over in “The Sandlot” Wendy Peffercorn, has starred in “Sin City,” “Planet Terror,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Death Proof,” “Scream 4” and more. She currently stars on the series “Rise” and will next be seen in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.”

Denis Leary – Bill, Scott’s Stepdad

Taking a role as a fairly straight-laced, if imposing stepdad was a departure for the firebrand comedian back in 1993, but he would eventually move into far more dramatic roles on “Rescue Me” and more. And thankfully, he’s still a fan of “The Sandlot.”

Karen Allen – Scott’s Mom

Following “The Sandlot,” Karen Allen would reprise her more famous role as Marion in “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.” She most recently starred in “Year by the Sea” in 2016.

James Earl Jones – Mr. Mertle

It’s like he never really left!

Read original story ‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos) At TheWrap
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Zoë Bell on Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie: The World Is Going to Implode ‘With So Much Genius in One Space’

Zoë Bell on Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie: The World Is Going to Implode ‘With So Much Genius in One Space’
Zoë Bell is staying put in the Quentin Tarantino movie universe. The stuntwoman and actress confirmed on the red carpet for “Gringo” (via The Wrap) that she’ll be reuniting with her longtime collaborator on his ninth feature, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.” The reunion marks the seventh Tarantino movie Bell will work on after two “Kill Bill” films, “Death Proof,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained,” and “The Hateful Eight.”

“I’m gonna be working in some capacity, which I can’t speak to yet, but I’m really excited,” Bell said about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.”

The movie takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 at the height of hippy Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio is starring as Rick Dalton, a former popular television star struggling to make it in the movie business. Dalton is joined by his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt. The two happen
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Fergie Says Quentin Tarantino Bit Her on a Film Set in Resurfaced Interview

Fergie Says Quentin Tarantino Bit Her on a Film Set in Resurfaced Interview
In a resurfaced interview for the 2007 double feature Grindhouse, singer and actress Fergie alleged that Quentin Tarantino bit her hard enough that he left bite marks on her arm while shooting a scene that saw her character being chased by zombies.

In the special bonus feature DVD of the movie, which is comprised of the Tarantino-directed film Death Proof and the Robert Rodriguez-helmed Planet Terror, Fergie recalled in one interview that during production of Planet Terror, Tarantino "was so into" play-acting a zombie that the crew kept on having to redo the scene. Tarantino's billing in Planet Terror was "Rapist #1...
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The Feminist Legacy of ‘Kill Bill’ Never Belonged to Quentin Tarantino

The Feminist Legacy of ‘Kill Bill’ Never Belonged to Quentin Tarantino
No one needs to remind Uma Thurman about the power of her work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films, often hailed as the best example of the filmmaker’s feminist leanings. As she told a crowd during an onstage interview at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival last year, women have told her that “the film helped them in their lives, whether they were feeling oppressed or struggling or had a bad boyfriend or felt badly about themselves, that that film released in them some survival energy that was helpful.”

With the recent revelations surrounding Thurman’s experience filming “Kill Bill” — from the car accident Tarantino forced her to film that left her with lasting injuries, to her accounts of the director spitting on her and choking her in place of actors during certain scenes — the two-part movie’s legacy takes on a different cast. But even as some viewers
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Rose McGowan: Robert Rodriguez Filmed ‘Planet Terror’ Abuse Scene After She Told Him About Harvey Weinstein Rape

Rose McGowan: Robert Rodriguez Filmed ‘Planet Terror’ Abuse Scene After She Told Him About Harvey Weinstein Rape
Rose McGowan’s memoir “Brave” is set to be released at the end of the month, and it promises to reveal a lot about the actress’ history battling sexual harassment and double standards in Hollywood, including the alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, McGowan teases the book by talking about a chapter in which she reveals the “mind games” Robert Rodriguez played on her during the making of “Planet Terror.”

Read More:Rose McGowan Lines Up Five-Episode E! Documentary Series to ‘Show How We Can Heal Through Art’

McGowan had been hand-picked by Rodriguez to play the heroine Cherry Darling in his half of “Grindhouse.” According to Vanity Fair, McGowan writes in her book that she fell fast for Rodriguez and trusted him enough to tell him about being raped by Weinstein, only for the director to “use the knowledge against her.
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Supercut: Cinema in Slow Motion

This one's pretty simple: YouTuber Jim Casey has edited together some of the coolest and most iconic slow motion shots in movies (mostly from this century). I'm glad he included some shots from Dredd in there, because while that film is beloved by a small selection of hardcore fans, it should be seen by a larger audience. Hopefully this tiny introduction will cause some more people to seek it out. For me, this video reminded me that it's time to reassess Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, which I haven't seen since it hit theaters.

Via: Sploid
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Thor: Ragnarok Set Video Shows Hela in Action

Thor: Ragnarok Set Video Shows Hela in Action
Now that Doctor Strange has unleashed the power of mysticism on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the box office for that matter), all eyes are on 2017 and Marvel's slate of upcoming movies. One of those movies will be the culmination of the Thor trilogy, Thor: Ragnarok. We still don't have a trailer, but there is a pretty cool set video featuring the movie's main villain Hela that you can check out.

The video was posted to the bigfootkam YouTube Channel and at first, looks a bit underwhelming. The set they were filming on will clearly be heavily reliant on visual effects. But once the action kicks in, the unfinished set doesn't matter quite as much. Cate Blanchett is playing the villain Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, and sadly, she isn't featured in the video (it is her stunt double Zoe Bell), but we do get to see what the big baddie will look like in action.
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Sky High 2 in the Works with Original Director

Sky High 2 in the Works with Original Director
Are we about to get Sky High 2? A sequel to the 2005 Disney superhero comedy? Perhaps, as original director Mike Mitchell is currently working on the screenplay alongside Walt Dohrn. Though, the duo is torn between moving forward on the Sky High sequel or returning to the Shrek franchise, which they've both contributed to in the past.

When Sky High opened back in 2005, it was a big deal as it reunited Kurt Russell with Disney, and payed homage to some of his earliest family classics. It was a hit with critics and audiences alike, but proved to be more of a success on home video than at the box office, pulling in just $63.9 million domestically off a $35 million budget. It would go onto gross $86.3 million worldwide, and it was clearly set up for a sequel.

The original Sky High revolved around a school in the sky where teens learn how to be superheroes.
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All of Quentin Tarantino’s Films – Ranked by Kalyn Corrigan

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Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most prolific writer/director working in film today. His first feature-length film, Reservoir Dogs, came out back in 1993, and yet the man still manages to surprise us with his hard-hitting dialogue, unconventional humor, and radical social and political commentary. This is a man who serves as a prime example of succeeding as a result of respecting one's elders, as he learns from those great filmmakers who came before him, while still managing to thread his own style through his intricately woven, homage-heavy film résumé.

While the rest of the world toned down its violence and opted for bigger box office, PG-13 sure-things, Tarantino stuck to his guns, consistently making movies for adults and constantly pushing the envelope as to what is allowed onscreen and how to go about displaying such graphic material. Tarantino doesn't give a damn what you think, and that's the reason why
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Blumhouse Productions: Roger Corman for the 21st Century?

Although it seems they are synonymous with found-footage horror, low budget movies that will still be financial successes if audiences stop turning out in droves to see them, Blumhouse Productions are arguably something far more interesting. Their prolific output can easily be read as an updating of Roger Corman’s low budget exploitation aesthetic for the 21st century, albeit one that reflects pop culture’s increasingly low standards when it comes to genre filmmaking. After all, Corman-produced films helped launch the filmmaking careers of Scorsese, Cameron and Coppola, among dozens more, whereas Blumhouse acts as a low-budget home for directors whose bigger budget movies have critically and commercially underwhelmed.

It is the rare studio that can take successful auteurs like Barry Levinson or M. Night Shymalan and reduce them to directing found footage horror, rather then working the other way round and using these projects to give them their initial big break.
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200 Greatest Horror Films (150-141)

Special Mention: Death Proof

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

USA, 2007

Genre: Slasher

The obvious reference points of Death Proof are such movies as Vanishing Point, Roadgames, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, and even Spielberg’s Duel – but Death Proof is influenced by more than just vehicular horror. Tarantino’s homage to the road-fury genre is really two movies in one, offering two versions of the same story about two separate groups of beautiful women who are stalked by a homicidal maniac who uses his car (his weapon of choice) to terrorize and eventually kill his victims. Death Proof can easily be viewed as two slasher films, with the second half acting as a sequel, offering new, beautiful victims for the murderous Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) to terrorize. It’s a grim stalk-and-slash picture with a blaring commentary of female empowerment. Replace the typical sharp edged blade with a car, and
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Fantastic Fest 2015: Camino – The Review

Zoe Bell has proven that she’s up to the challenge of getting her hands dirty in films like Raze, Bitch Slap, and her career igniting role in Death Proof. Her physicality is without question. She more than holds her own in Camino as she rumbles in the jungle with a bunch of Columbian thugs. There’s a stark realism to her maneuvers, punches, and kicks, but the stunt woman turned actress from New Zealand doesn’t quite have the strength to carry this 70’s and 80’s throwback action film. Camino suffers from a case of being both monotonous and feeling like a film you’ve seen done better before.

Avery Taggert (Zoe Bell) is an award-winning photojournalist. Her new assignment is to venture into the jungles of Colombia and document a group of religious freedom fighters led by Fantastic Fest mainstay and all-around wild man Nacho Vigalondo – an inspired bit of casting.
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WWE Divas Champion Aj Brooks Leads Impressive cast in William Butler’s “The Mist meets The Walking Dead” monster film Hellstorm!!

This is one that we’re Very excited about. Director William Butler’s upcoming “The Mist meets The Walking Dead” monster film, Hellstorm now has a cast and it’s led by the three-time WWE Divas champion Aj Brooks, as well as quite an impressive supporting cast. Everyone from Leatherface: TCM III‘s Kate Hodge (who co-starred with Butler in TCM III ), Cabin Fever‘s Jordan Ladd and Clue‘s Colleen Camp to former WWE champ Phil “Cm Punk” Brooks is on board in what looks to be a return to the practical monster fx movies that we all know and love. We’ve got the official press release for you fright fanatics, and we’ll keep you updated on the film, when more news arrives. Read on!

Los Angeles, CA –Three-Time WWE Divas Champion Aj Brooks has been cast as the lead in her feature film debut. The
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25 great directors working outside mainstream cinema

Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...

Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.

Here are 25 examples.

Lee Hardcastle

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up,
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Watch: Supercut Details Visual Symmetry Between John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York' And 'Escape From L.A.'

As a heavy metal-loving youngster, few films were initially as appealing to me as John Carpenter’s campy, brilliant, darkly funny sci-fi/action landmark “Escape from New York.” That movie’s hero, Snake Plissken — played memorably by Kurt Russell in one of his most iconic performances — was, quite simply, the biggest badass in the galaxy. He was a punk-rock Robin Hood armed with little more than a sneer, a shotgun, and his trademark eye patch, with which he was meant to dispatch a whole metropolis’ worth of psychotic goons. In many of his subsequent parts (Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” comes to mind), we’ve seen Russell doffing his cap to the role that made him a star, and it’s not hard to see why. To a whole generation of movie-lovers, Kurt Russell simply is Snake Plissken. Carpenter’s vividly realized, eye-popping vision of an apocalyptic New York City,
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