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How Do You Solve a Problem Like 'Isle of Dogs'?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like 'Isle of Dogs'?
When you see Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, which opened in a limited run and will go wide this weekend, you will undoubtedly be bowled over by the sheer imagination and technical chops on display. You will thrill to the extraordinary stop-motion animation – the director's first return to the form since his 2009 near-masterpiece Fantastic Mr. Fox – which not only makes sure each strand of fur seems tactile but lets you see the soul behind its canine characters' eyes. You may shudder at the way the movie portrays a futuristic dystopia in which,
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Who’s your favorite Best Actress Oscar winner of the 1980s: Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Cher … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actress Oscar winner of the 1980s: Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Cher … ? [Poll]
The 1980s saw several legendary dames winning Best Actress at the Oscars, including academy favorites like Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep. The entire decade was a good one for women dominating their films, like Sissy Spacek, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Geraldine Page, Cher and Jodie Foster. The ’80s also set records that still stand today, with Marlee Matlin being the youngest Best Actress winner at age 21 and Jessica Tandy being the oldest winner at 80.

So which Best Actress winner from the ’80s is your favorite? Look back on each of their performances and vote in our poll below.

Sissy Spacek, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980) — The ’80s began with Spacek earning her Oscar for playing country music star Loretta Lynn in the biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Spacek earned a previous nomination for “Carrie” (1976) and four subsequent nominations, for: “Missing” (1982), “The River” (1984), “Crimes of the Heart” (1986) and “In the Bedroom” (2001).

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‘Welcome to Centerville’ Board Game Review

An interesting mix of Yahtzee-style dice rolling and abstracted area control, Welcome to Centerville uses the idea of populating a city with cubes as a way of scoring points in a race to be the overall winner after three scoring rounds. It is played on a relatively small board with an attractive but intricate layout and it supports up to four players, with a solo mode included in the box.

A game from veteran designer Chad Jensen, Welcome to Centerville features a fair amount of luck (because it is based largely on dice rolling) but it also comes with so many different ways to score points that it is quite hard not to do something meaningful each turn. The turn structure is quite simple and moves at a good pace, but the overwhelming number of choices can slow things down with newer players. This is partly because players need to
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Former Star Wars Actor Liam Neeson On Possible Return For Obi-Wan: “Anything Is Possible”

It’s going on 20 years (!) since Liam Neeson embodied the great and powerful Qui-Gon Jinn for The Phantom Menace, but it’s looking increasingly likely that the actor will circle back to reprise as the fan-favorite Jedi for Lucasfilm’s nascent Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff.

The Star Wars anthology pic is still simmering in the formative stages of production, where Stephen Daldry is reportedly in the process of formulating a script – chances are he’ll wind up directing the prequel movie, too. Be that as it may, Liam Neeson recently spoke to Japanese outlet The River (h/t Heroic Hollywood) about his life and career in Hollywood, before teasing a possible second coming for his Qui-Gon Jinn.

The River: People want to see you swinging lightsaber again.

Liam Neeson: How much? [laughs] Tr: No progress?

Neeson: Nobody has asked! But I’m dead anyway. I’m finished. Darth Maul killed my one.
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Michael Gershman, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, cinematographer for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Crossing Jordan,” has died. He was 73.

He was found dead in his Malibu home March 10. The cause of death was unknown.

Gershman was best known for his extensive work on “Buffy”; he also directed several episodes of the cult TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Before embarking on his work with “Buffy,” Gershman studied under cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a camera assistant on films like “The Deer Hunter,” “Heaven’s Gate,” “The River,” “The Blow Out,” and “The Rose” during the ’70s and ’80s.

Gershman began worked on “Buffy” from the
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Filmart: UK-Taiwan co-pro 'The Receptionist' leads Mirovision slate

Jenny Lu’s film, which screened at Eiff last year, is joined by Korean titles The Backstreet Noir and Puzzle.

South Korean sales company Mirovision is launching a slate of new films at Filmart led by UK-Taiwan co-production The Receptionist and two Korean films: black comedy The Backstreet Noir and mystery thriller Puzzle.

The Receptionist made its international premiere last year at Edinburgh International Film Festival and won the prize for best feature film at Sochi International Film Festival & Awards.

UK-based Taiwanese director Jenny Lu made her feature debut with The Receptionist, which follows the lives of the
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Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, an Emmy-nominated cinematographer who shot and directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Crossing Jordan, has died. He was 73.

Gershman was found dead on March 10 at his home in Malibu, his brother, Jeff Gershman, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was unknown.

Early in his career, Gershman served as a camera assistant to Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on films including The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979), Heaven's Gate (1980), Blow Out (1981), The River (1984) and Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).

Gershman worked on Buffy, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, during the...
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Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, an Emmy-nominated cinematographer who shot and directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Crossing Jordan, has died. He was 73.

Gershman was found dead on March 10 at his home in Malibu, his brother, Jeff Gershman, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was unknown.

Early in his career, Gershman served as a camera assistant to Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on films including The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979), Heaven's Gate (1980), Blow Out (1981), The River (1984) and Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).

Gershman worked on Buffy, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, during the...
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Critic's Picks: A March To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Critic's Picks: A March To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.
Wes Anderson & Friends At The Aero | 1328 Montana Ave.

One of the more clever recent programming conceits comes courtesy of the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, which this month will present a quintet of double bills pairing a recent Wes Anderson film with one of its stylistic forebears –– with each of the latter presented on 35mm prints. Beginning on Mar. 8 with Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and Jean Renoir’s The River, two films that found their directors finding inspiration in Indian cultures and traditions, the series goes on to make a number of similarly inspired connections: On...
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Jon Bernthal interview: Sweet Virginia, The Punisher

James Hunt Jan 18, 2018

We chat to Jon Bernthal about new movie Sweet Virginia, out now on DVD, and why there's a little bit of The Punisher in all of us...

In the last few years, credits on the The Walking Dead, Daredevil, The Punisher and Baby Driver have made Jon Bernthal a regular and welcome fixture on the screens of virtually all Den of Geek readers.

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In Jamie M. Dagg's Sweet Virginia, Bernthal's latest role sees him playing a former rodeo champion who has decamped to Alaska, only to find a triple murder in the town awakening a darkness within him. We caught up to hear Bernthal's thoughts on making the movie and the roles that made him famous.

So, how did you get involved with Sweet Virginia?

It came to me through Xyz Films,
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Close-Up on Tsai Ming-liang's "Rebels of the Neon God"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Tsai Ming-liang's Rebels of the Neon God (1992) is showing December 27, 2017 - January 26, 2018 on Mubi in the United States. Rebels of the Neon God (1992) is an exquisitely controlled movie. It's also a nakedly desperate work, in which anguish and isolation radiate from nearly every frame. I think it's best to start with this seeming contrast: intense emotion and rigorous calculation are commonly thought of as opposed to each other, and, outside of art, they usually are. Saying that the movie's writer-director, Tsai Ming-liang, tempers his pain with his artistry is too neat a formulation; what's more plausible is that, to the extent to which they're distinguishable, each inflects the other, and neither one comes first. There are doublings, recurrences and rhymes in the film’s narrative of alienated youth in 90s Taipei; the action is elaborately composed and unfolds in long,
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Horror anthology series from Blumhouse on the way

Joseph Baxter Jan 10, 2018

The horror auteurs of Blumhouse Television have landed a deal with Hulu to create a monthly anthology series...

Thanks to Black Mirror, the ever-escalating competition amongst peak television platforms has made the concept of the horror anthology series – a heaving TV genre during the 1980s – into a highly-sought jewel for any lineup. Now, it appears that Hulu will be the latest platform to seek such a series.

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Hulu has come to an a rather unique agreement with Blumhouse Television (the TV arm of horror hub Blumhouse Productions,) that will see the latter produce a horror anthology series for the streaming platform, reports Variety. While no story details or personnel have been revealed regarding the untitled series, it was revealed that the series will manifest as 12 self-contained episodes,
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Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli on why he turned down the chance to helm The Conjuring

Director Oren Peli recently revealed that James Wan wasn’t the first choice to direct 2013’s The Conjuring. Talking on the Post Mortem podcast, the Paranormal Activity director revealed that he was offered to direct The Conjuring, and also explains why he decided to decline:

“I kind of wanted to just kind of cash out and be done [after Paranormal Activity]. I got sucked into [producing] the Paranormal Activity sequels, then I had lunch with Steven Spielberg and he said, ‘Let’s do a TV show together.’ And we did The River. I kind of kept having different opportunities to get me sucked back in. And then I thought, ‘Yeah, I could find something to direct.’ I got sent a lot of scripts. There was one I really loved called Eliza Graves. It ended up being a whole big legal mess and the project fell through.”

The Conjuring franchise absolutely ended up with the right director,
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Chicago Fire Boss on Casey's Fate, Severide's Backslide and More

Chicago Fire Boss on Casey's Fate, Severide's Backslide and More
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s Chicago Fire premiere.

Chicago Fire fans, we have some very good news: Not only did Casey survive last May’s cliffhanger blaze, but so did everyone else, as revealed during Thursday’s Season 6 premiere.

While Firehouse 51 was left physically unharmed, Dawson came out of the ordeal emotionally scarred by the prospect of losing her husband forever. She tried to play it cool when her dad encouraged her to talk to someone, but later broke down and made Casey promise to never say goodbye to her again.

Meanwhile, Severide escaped unscathed — save for
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Lore: trailer for Amazon's creepy new anthology series

Joseph Baxter Sep 14, 2017

Here's the first proper trailer for Amazon's new series Lore, which is set to give real-life scary stories the true crime treatment.

Amazon’s television adaptation of Aaron Mahnke’s popular podcast Lore is creeping up on audiences with horror-inducing intrigue in time for Halloween. The series, manifesting as a 6-episode horror anthology, will showcase the podcast’s accounts of real-life scary stories, urban legends and other assorted folklore, using a mix of animation, live-action and archival footage.

Here's the first full trailer for the series...

Podcast creator Aaron Mahnke narrates the clip and, like in his podcast, the evidence he presents in the show will no doubt serve as the chilling context.

Expect to hear and see tales about vampires, werewolves, spirits, changelings and, as notably featured in the promotional material, a creepy doll given to a young boy that purportedly came alive with evil purposes
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Chicago Fire Season 6: Eloise Mumford to Recur as Friend of [Spoiler]'s

Chicago Fire Season 6: Eloise Mumford to Recur as Friend of [Spoiler]'s
NBC’s Chicago Fire has added Eloise Mumford in a recurring role for Season 6.

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According to THR.com, the Lone Star alum has been cast as Hope Jacquinot, an old friend of Sylvie Brett’s — a playful “girl-next-door” type who has escaped her tiny Indiana hometown to brave big, bad Chicago.

In addition to her run as one of James Wolk’s wives on the gone-too-soon Lone Star, Mumford’s previous TV credits include The River and Starz’s Crash.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Paulina Gaitan

With the ever-improving diversity in Hollywood productions, actors of all backgrounds are beginning to see success in the North American entertainment industry. However, transitioning from one market to another still presents significant challenges. One of the most difficult aspects for these actors is the language barrier. Some of the most successful international actors making their mark in Hollywood are skilled linguists. Among this group is the incredibly talented Paulina Gaitan. Gaitan has spent the majority of her career acting in Mexican productions but earned popularity with North American audiences thanks to her performances in The River. Most recently, she has

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Paulina Gaitan
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If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for Green Arrow Season 5 on DVD

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Burbank, CA (June 06, 2017) – Just in time for Arrow’s sixth season on The CW, viewers can catch up with the thrilling series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 19, 2017. Averaging 3 million viewers weekly for each original episode, Arrow is the #2 series on The CW season to-date amongst Adults 18-34, behind only The Flash.* The release contains all 23 exhilarating episodes from the fifth season, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con Panel, never-before-seen featurettes, and much more. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $49.99 Srp for the DVD and $54.97 Srp for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials, and <5 telecasts; 16-17 Season To-Date = 9/19/16-1/22/17

In Season Five, newly appointed
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The ‘American Gods’ Bible: A Guide to the Old Gods and the New

We’ve all heard the phrase, “a storm is coming,” but the one that is currently happening on Starz is a brewing battle-frenzy amongst gods. It is, of course, American Gods, the long-awaited and long-gestating adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus. With the author’s blessing, showrunners Bryan Fuller (NBC’s Hannibal) and Michael Green (ABC’s The River) offer their dizzying cinematics to the story of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-convict who, upon release, hears the devastating news of his wife’s death and the adultery that caused it. His grief is put …
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American Gods Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Bone Orchard

Adapting a book to screen isn't the easiest endeavor. Sometimes something gets lost in translation or viewers aren't as clued in as readers are in the same amount of time or readers find the adaptation lacking in some way.

There's nothing on American Gods Season 1 Episode 1 that disappoints. Nothing, whether it's down to the finer details straight from Neil Gaiman's excellent novel or additions that lend artistic backstory to kick things off, it's perfection.

The impressive cast slides beautifully into the now iconic roles created by Gaiman and Byan Fuller put his personal touch onto Gaiman's work so that imagining a future Gaiman production without Fuller's style might be the ultimate surprise.

There is a lot of material packed into "The Bone Orchard," and most of it is straight out of the book. It's ridiculously impressive how beautifully it translated to screen. Whether that could have been done without Fuller is debatable.
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