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‘Alien’ Returning To Theaters For 40th Anniversary
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Alien Sigourney Weaver

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Alien, the 1979 scifi/horror masterpiece from director Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. Now, Fathom Events, TCM, and Twentieth Century Fox are bringing the film back to theaters nationwide for 3 days only this month.

Theaters nationwide will be showing the film on October 13, 15, and 16, as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics Series. The screenings will include special commentary before and after the film from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz, as well as an introduction with newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes.

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John Hurt Has Died; Legendary Actor Starred In ‘Alien,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Doctor Who’
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John Hurt Doctor Who 50th anniversary

John Hurt, a legend of stage and screen for over 50 years who starred in films like Alien, Harry Potter, V for Vendetta, and Hellboy, and took part in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, died today, according to CNN. No cause of death was revealed, but that actor had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015. He was 77.

Hurt was never shy of dying on screen, holding the record amongst thespians, the veteran with over 200 credits on IMDb had his character killed off an amazing 40+ times. The most famous and maybe greatest on screen death of all time came in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien (1979) when the title creature burst from Hurt’s chest during breakfast to the shock and horror of the rest of the crew.

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Movie Review: Jackie
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Jackie starring Natalie Portman

Jackie
Director: Pablo Larraín
Screenwriter: Noah Oppenheim
Cast: Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Max Casella, Beth Grant, Billy Crudup, Richard E. Grant, John Hurt
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Rated R | 99 minutes
Release Date: December 2, 2016

Contemporary biopics no longer adhere to the traditional means of telling the entire life story of a subject. Nowadays, audiences are only given a small fraction of it. But it is in that stage of life that truly defines the subject. In Jackie, we see Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy at her most vulnerable point in life, where she has to deal with the grief of losing her husband, the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The traumatic event would be enough to shatter anyone, but it is what she does in the aftermath that will truly cement her name among the greatest of First Ladies. With a strong script from Noah Oppenheim and director Pablo Larrin giving an outsider’s perspective on the matter, Jackie is hauntingly poetic view of an untold story. My full review below.

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‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ Teaser Trailer Starring Alexander Skarsgard
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Legend Of Tarzan banner starring Alexander Skarsgard

Earlier today, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the first Look at The Legend Of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard as the title character.

Now, the studio has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action film.

Check out the new 2-minute trailer here below.

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Guillermo del Toro To Make Smaller Movie Before ‘Pacific Rim 2’
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Guillermo del Toro Pacific Rim

Fans of Pacific Rim were elated by the recent announcement that Pacific Rim 2 is officially on the way. But before director Guillermo del Toro jumps into the massive sequel, it appears he’ll be taking on a small project first.

According to del Toro, who’s currently in post-production on his upcoming horror flick Crimson Peak, he’ll next begin working on a much smaller black and white movie before eventually getting to work on Pacific Rim 2.

Continue reading for more info, including who might star.

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Movie Review: Snowpiercer
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Snowpiercer Movie Review by Adam Frazier

Snowpiercer
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Screenwriters: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson
Cast: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer
The Weinstein Company
Rated R | 125 Minutes
Release Date: June 27, 2014

Directed and co-written by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother), Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.

In 2014, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. A class system is established on the train, with elites inhabiting first-class while the poor are sequestered to the slums of the tail section.

2031. Tail inhabitants prepare for the latest in a series of rebellions. Curtis (Chris Evans) leads Edgar (Jamie Bell), Tanya (Octavia Spencer), and the rest of the tail inhabitants in revolt, forcing their way through several train cars to the prison section. There, they release prisoner Namgoong Minsu (Kang-ho Song), the man who built the doors dividing each car, and his daughter Yona (Go Ah-sung). They offer him Kronol, an addictive drug, as payment for unlocking the remaining doors.

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‘Hercules’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Is The Legendary Muscular Demi-God
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Hercules Starring Dwayne Johnson

The Millennium Films’ The Legend Of Hercules is nothing but a distant memory, long to be forgotten. However Brett Ranter‘s upcoming film, Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson may leave a slightly bigger impact on you.

Paramount Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the film featuring Johnson fighting all sorts of large beasts ranging from jungle animal to mythical. Here we get a more plot-focused trailer which will tell the tale of how Hercules went from muscular humble husband to avenging demi-god. Hit the jump to see the full trailer.

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Steven Moffat Explains Why Christopher Eccleston Was Not In The War Doctor Regeneration
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The Regeneration of the War Doctor

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor stands as the best anniversary serial since The Three Doctors in 1973, and a creative tent pole for the Steven Moffat era of the revived TV show. In it, we saw a good many Doctors, both new and old. David Tennant returned to join Matt Smith on an adventure with John Hurt’s War Doctor to clarify much of what occurred in the period between Classic Doctor Who and the birth of the modern series. Along the way, we got some great surprises: Tom Baker returning to the show for the first time since 1981, Paul McGann getting some tantalizingly good official BBC screen time showing the Eight Doctor’s final moments in The Night of the Doctor, and all the Doctors, both Classic and new, appearing at the episode’s climax.

Fans were also left with a question: why was Christopher Eccleston‘s image used along with the other Doctors to save the planet Gallifrey but not used during the War Doctor’s regeneration sequence just a few minutes later? Eccleston’s non-participation in The Day Of The Doctor was long known, and respectfully handled by both Eccleston and show runner Steven Moffat in the press. Yet, the choice to use his face in one place but not the other seemed curious.

Continue reading to see what Moffat had to say about the decision.

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‘Hercules’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Becomes The Legend
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Hercules Header Image

The first trailer for Hercules, a revisionist take on the legend based on a Radical Comics title, has been released online.

The movie stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role, and it is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Tower Heist). The movie also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.

You can check out the first trailer for Hercules, as well as a poster for the movie, below.

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Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Director’s Cut Will Get U.S. Release
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Snowpiercer Header

The months-long stand-off between independent film world titan Harvey Weinstein and South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (The Host) over the length of the director’s preferred cut of his English-language debut Snowpiercer has finally been resolved.

The film’s planned U.S. theatrical release had been held up for quite some time as Weinstein had made known his intentions to substantially shorten the running time of Snowpiercer by around 20 minutes, a strategy the Oscar-winning producer and distributor believed would help its chances at finding a wider audience Stateside. Rumors had been floated that the re-cut version would feature added narration written by famed comics scribe and novelist Neil Gaiman (Sandman) to help bridge narrative gaps that would have been created by the loss of several scenes crucial to the story.

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