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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Alec Baldwin

Last week, we took a look at the career of the late director, Michael Cimino . This week’s subject is on the other side of the camera, but seems like an actor that would have been a natural for any of Cimino’s movies... Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin has always struck me as a character actor born with a leading man’s mug. Often cast as a...
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Face-Off: The Edge vs. The Grey

Alejandro González Iñárritu 's THE REVENANT begins a limited run this week and goes wide on January 8th (you can read our review here ). While Iñárritu's film may not be the end-all be-all of survival films, it's certainly a welcomed entry into the genre. Films like CAST AWAY , THE MARTIAN , and 127 HOURS focus on a character surviving by himself, while THE REVENANT focuses on...
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The new trailer for Hannibal's third season is good enough to eat

One of the most under-appreciated shows on television is Bryan Fuller's Hannibal. The series takes a revisionist approach to telling the stories covered in the films RED DRAGON, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, HANNIBAL, and HANNIBAL RISING all while using a very distinct visual style that is scarier and more disturbing than almost anything on television. Unlike the pulpy Bates Motel series,...
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The Hobbit's Richard Armitage joins NBC's Hannibal as The Tooth Fairy

When NBC's HANNIBAL returns for season three this year, another iconic character will be joining the mix. Last year saw the introduction of the faceless Mason Verger (played by Michael Pitt and Joe Anderson ) as well as the reveal of who Hannibal Lecter truly is. We will also get to meet the killer who first brought Will Graham and Lecter together in the novel/film RED DRAGON....
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Cool Videos: Supercut of every time someone says "Don't die on me!"

"Don't die on me!" Iconic words or cliche movie line? Every time I see or hear this quote, I always want to add the word "bro" at the end which makes it funny when it really shouldn't be. But, that doesn't stop screenwriters from popping it into dialogue in every sort of movie from comedy to drama and beyond. So, what does that mean? Supercut time! Compiled for your viewing pleasure...
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Spartan

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw , a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be examining David Mamet ’s SPARTAN, starring Val Kilmer , Derek...
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Sean Connery

With all due respect to previous Good, Bad & The Badass entries, Sigourney Weaver , Denzel Washington and George Clooney , as good as they are, nobody matches up to this week’s subject. Look up “badass” in the dictionary, and I’m pretty sure you’d find a photo of this guy… Sean Connery What can I possibly say about Sean Connery that hasn’t already...
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David Mamet will direct Cate Blanchett in the JFK conspiracy thriller Blackbird

When you think of Kennedy conspiracy theories and movie directors, you usually think of Oliver Stone . But, another talented filmmaker is helming a JFK project that will attempt to put a new spin on the decades old assassination. David Mamet will direct BLACKBIRD and has nabbed Cate Blanchett to star. Variety reports that BLACKBIRD will be produced by SBS Productions, the...
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First promo for NBC's Hannibal series, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and Laurence Fishburne

The first promo spot for NBC's Hannibal, based on the characters created by author Thomas Harris , who penned the novels RED DRAGON, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, HANNIBAL, and HANNIBAL RISING, all of which were turned into feature films.  Most notably portrayed by Anthony Hopkins , the character of Hannibal Lecter was also played by Brian Cox in Michael Mann 's MANHUNTER (an early adaptation...
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Check out a raging Al Pacino in the first full trailer for HBO's Phil Spector, directed by David Mamet

PHIL SPECTOR was one of the biggest music producers of the '60's, having worked with greats like The Beatles, The Ramones, and Ike and Tina Turner , producing more than 25 Top 40 hits in that era.  However, his life spun out of control into the '70's and beyond, even as he sporadically continued to produce music.  In 2009, he was convicted of the second-degree murder of actress Lana...
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Here is the first look at Al Pacino as Phil Spector in David Mamet's HBO film

Back in August, I posted some set photos of Al Pacino and Helen Mirren from David Mamet 's HBO film, PHIL SPECTOR. From the HBO's 2013 preview, we have some official looks again of both the actors. The film, which was scripted by Mamet, "chronicles the relationship between Spector and his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden ( Helen Mirren ), with Jeffrey Tambor playing Bruce...
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C'mon Hollywood: Where is the next generation of great actors?

Throughout Hollywood’s history there have always been the go-to names in the industry. Stars who reign for an extended period of time, claiming the throne to superstardom and leaving a strong mark on society and the industry. John Wayne, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, amongst others forged an early alliance of stars who became known not just for their...
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