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Mindy Newell: Bend Over

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“I won’t be ig-nored, Dan,” said Alex Forest (Glenn Close) to her illicit lover Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) in Fatal Attraction. And so said a large enough number of disconcerted people who were fed up with being ig-nored by the political elite gathered around the Potomac basin to swing the Electoral College vote in favor of Donald Trump. Go fuck yourselves, they said. Bend over, said Trump.

It’s been one lie after another, one alternative fact after another, and one tweet after another since the inauguration, all to assuage the ego of the malignant narcissist who sits in the oval office. His sickophants trip over each other in their eagerness to obfuscate the truth and stay in their own bubbles of power. Erstwhile enemies, thugs, and bullies are welcomed and coddled and credit is taken where it is not due. Everything is upside down and inside out. And
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A Kiss Before Dying

Robert Wagner as a social climbing psycho killer? I knew it! 'Mr. CinemaScope Smile' grins only once or twice in this movie, and then only to fool an unsuspecting woman. A great cast brings tension to Ira Levin's outrageous tale of murder. Joanne Woodward has a powerful role, but my heartthrob this time out is lovely Virginia Leith. A Kiss Before Dying Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 95 min. / Street Date May 3, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, Mary Astor, George Macready, Robert Quarry. Cinematography Lucien Ballard Art Direction Addison Hehr Film Editor George A. Gittens Original Music Lionel Newman Written by Lawrence Roman from a novel by Ira Levin Produced by Robert L. Jacks Directed by Gerd Oswald

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

It's a safe bet that a huge chunk of Americans now identify Robert Wagner as the father of Anthony Dinozzo on TV's NCIS.
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50 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations

20. Story of Ricky (Lik wong) – Starring Siu-Wong Fan as the titular character, Riki Oh, based on a manga series which eventually became an anime, marks the end of an era of Japanese exploitation flicks, before the new generation of filmmakers such as Takashi Miike took over. Unlike Miike’s movies, or other recent entries such as Tokyo Gore Police, Riki Oh’s tone borders on comedy, played up by bad voice dubbing, foolish plot lines, cartoonish gore and eccentric characters (including a one-eyed assistant warden with a hook for a hand). For a prison film, the movie never seems mean-spirited, and if anything it masquerades as a bizarre superhero flick. The effects are the main draw – Riki Oh exists simply to showcase several outlandish set pieces, ramping up the level of violence, gore and action with each new scene. Made before the days of CGI, director Lam relies simply on practical effects,
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The Surprisingly Prolific Comic Book Actors

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Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr. has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).

Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned,
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Oscar Performance: Rita Ora Serenades Oscars Audience With ‘Grateful’ From ‘Beyond the Lights’ (Video)

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Oscar Performance: Rita Ora Serenades Oscars Audience With ‘Grateful’ From ‘Beyond the Lights’ (Video)
Rita Ora delivered a riveting rendition of “Grateful” on Sunday at the 87th Oscars. The uplifting ballad, penned by Diane Warren and nominated for Best Original Song, was featured on the “Beyond the Lights” soundtrack. See Photos: Oscars Red Carpet Arrival The acclaimed 24-year-old British singer (“I Will Never let You Down,” “Black Widow”) had changed out of her red carpet gown for the performance and into a large and flowing black and white dress, complete with black leather gloves and striking red lipstick. Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball”) wrote and directed “Beyond the Lights,” which centers around a rising pop star,
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27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!

1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Director: J.J. Abrams

What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars
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Outrage Watch: Diane Warren slams Rita Ora for 'Grateful' non-promotion

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Outrage Watch: Diane Warren slams Rita Ora for 'Grateful' non-promotion
Welcome to the February 2 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of everything people are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story? Diane Warren is far from "Grateful" for a certain British pop singer's non-promotion of their Oscar-nominated song. "Outraged" may be a bit of an overstatement here, but the blockbuster songwriter certainly isn't happy with "Black Widow" songstress Rita Ora, who she claims fell down in promoting the pair's Oscar-nominated song from "Beyond the Lights." "I have to be really honest, I don't want to be a jerk or anything, but had I known about this lack of support [from Ora], there are other artists I'm working with that -- if it had been up to me -- I would have gone with," Warren told The Huffington Post, noting that Ora also never responded to she and director Gina Prince-Blythewood's request to shoot a music video for the song. What
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Rita Ora To Perform Oscar-Nominated Song “Grateful” at 2015 Oscars

Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Grateful” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

“International recording artist, Rita Ora, will make her Oscar stage debut this year. The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show” says Zadan and Meron.

“Grateful,” written by Diane Warren for the film “Beyond the Lights,” is nominated for Original Song. This marks Warren’s seventh Oscar nomination in the category.

The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”

Ora dominated the U.K. charts with her first and certified platinum album “Ora” (2012), which included the number one singles “R.
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Rita Ora will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Grateful” at the 87th Oscars

Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Grateful” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “International recording artist, Rita Ora, will make her Oscar stage debut this year. The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show” says Zadan and Meron. “Grateful,” written by Diane Warren for the film “Beyond the Lights,” is nominated for Original Song. This marks Warren’s seventh Oscar nomination in the category. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.” Ora dominated the U.K. charts with her first and certified platinum album “Ora” (2012), which included the number one singles “R.
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Singer Rita Ora Will Perform at the 'Oscars'

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Singer Rita Ora Will Perform at the 'Oscars'
Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Grateful" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say in a statement.

"International recording artist Rita Ora will make her Oscar stage debut this year. The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show."

"Grateful," written by Diane Warren for the film Beyond the Lights, is nominated for Original Song. This marks Warren's seventh Oscar nomination in the category. The four other nominated songs are "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, "Glory" from Selma, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me and "Lost Stars" from Begin Again.

Ora dominated the U.K. charts with her first
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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

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Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter
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The James Clayton Column: Questions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future

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Feature James Clayton 21 Mar 2014 - 06:02

As Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives, James considers the future phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is imminent, and it's only a matter of days until the movie lands at your local multiplex. It will be a massive hit. After the second Steve Rogers solo outing, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Two will continue later in the summer with Guardians Of The Galaxy. That will also be a massive hit.

Phase Two finishes with Avengers: Age Of Ultron and that's going to arrive on May Day 2015. That will be a massive hit, as will Ant-Man - directed by Edgar Wright - which will follow a couple of months later to get Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the McU if you're into the whole brevity thing) underway.

Meanwhile, a string of upcoming live-action Netflix series will join
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Links

Psssst. Oscar voting closed 2 hours ago. Can you believe we're almost there?!

Film School Rejects good god, Warren Beatty is still going to make that Howard Hughes picture and it started shooting today (!!!) Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, The Bening and the rumors go... Jack Nicholson to co-star

IndieWire porn stars pick the Oscars

E Online Jared Leto's mom reacts to going to the Oscars

/Film Sony wants to release a Spider-Man movie every year now. As I've predicted one day film and television will totally merge since tv got way more cinematic and nearly all movies Hollywood wants to fund are basically tv series with huge budgets that franchise their way across decades with new "episodes"

Variety Oscars are always under heat about omissions and hierarchies of the In Memoriam section. A sordid thing for controversy but it's true. People are always upset by something in it

Screener interesting
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Moon Knight #1 Brings ‘Weird Crime’ to Marvel

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This March, illuminate the dark corners of the Marvel Universe with Moon Knight #1 – from New York Times Bestselling writer Warren Ellis and red-hot artist Declan Shalvey! Moon Knight #1 will continue the exciting wave of All-New Marvel Now! series with a fresh and sensational take on Marc Spector and his vigilante alter ego Moon Knight!

“The touchtone for this book, for me, has been ‘Weird Crime.’ Both ground-level action and high strangeness,” says Ellis in an interview with Marvel.com. “This is a take on Moon Knight that unifies all the previous takes, making the character whole and taking him forward into a new kind of crime fiction.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally have this book out in front of readers. Moon Knight is one the most fascinating characters in the Marvel library and the depths that Warren, Declan and colorist Jordie Bellaire are taking him to will
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The Week in Spandex - The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Ant-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., All Hail the King, Thor: The Dark World, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Gotham, Justice League: War, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and more...

Well, the holidays are well and truly over, 2014 is in full swing, and the superhero news has been coming thick and fast this week. We've got plenty to get through in this edition of The Week in Spandex and we'll start things off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first superhero offering of the year Captain America: The Winter Soldier; along with seven new stills and new character images of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Maria
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Avengers: Endless Wartime Review

We all know Marvel rule the superhero box office at the moment – this year Iron Man 3 did really well and Thor 2 looks like it’ll be another hit for the studio, while their TV series, Agents of Shield, had a huge number of viewers tuning in when the pilot episode aired recently. And while Marvel are also the biggest comics publisher in the world, the difference between Marvel comics readers and Marvel movie/TV viewers is sizeable to say the least. So how to nab some of the fans of the movies and get them into their printed product, who don’t want to mess around with the monthly single issues? Marvel Original Graphic Novels seem to be the answer – self-contained, book-length stories that are written for this format rather than monthly issues, that don’t require an extensive knowledge of comics continuity and star the familiar movie characters.
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Comic Book Checklist: July 17th, 2013

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: Black Widow teams up with Fantomex in A + X #10, the caped crusader returns to the swingin' '60s in Batman '66 #1, and the Nova Corps' youngest member starts a new mission in Nova #6.

2013 Movies

("Iron Man 3" "Man of Steel" "The Wolverine" "Kick-Ass 2" "Thor: The Dark World")

» Iron Man #13

Story by Kieron Gillen, art by Greg Land & Jay Leisten, colors by Guru-eFX

» The Mighty Thor And Journey Into Mystery: Everything Burns paperback

Collects The Mighty Thor #18-22 and Journey Into Mystery (1952) #642-645

» Savage Wolverine #7 (pictured above)

Story by Zeb Wells, art by Joe Madureira, colors by Peter Steigerwald

» Superman: Phantom Zone
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Comics: Preview 'A+X #10' - Black Widow And Fantomex Team-Up

"Black Widow and Fantomex find themselves on opposite sides of the law in Russia! Scarlet Witch and Domino try their luck together!" B. Clay Moore writes the first team-up of Black Widow and Fantomex with art from Kris Anka while Adam Warren writes and illustrates the second team-up story featuring Scarlet Witch and Domino. A+X #10 (w) B. Clay Moore, Adam Warren (a) Kris Anka, Adam Warren (cvr) Kris Anka release date: Wed, July 17th, 2013 $2.99
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The no-killing rule in comic book movies

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Feature Mark Harrison 7 May 2013 - 07:00

Is Iron Man a cold-blooded murderer? Mark explores the eroding no-killing rule in recent comic book blockbusters...

Note: this article contains minor spoilers for Iron Man 3.

With Shane Black at the helm, Iron Man 3 is arguably the 80s action movie of the Marvel cinematic universe. It's an approach that suits Iron Man surprisingly well, and though the poetic profanity of a Lethal Weapon or Last Boy Scout hasn't been carried over to this family-friendly flick, the laissez-faire attitude to killing was already present in Marvel Studios' films.

In one scene, Tony Stark has to improvise some weaponry out of bits and bobs from a hardware store for an assault on a villain's lair. The film is set at Christmas, so one of the most memorable tools in his slap-dash arsenal is a bauble bomb, which explodes like a grenade. At one point,
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Comics: Preview Marvel Ogn Avengers: Endless Wartime

"Steve, this is Tony. Tell Jarvis to make sure he's using the single-estate coffee from Guatemala, and the Starkia." > On the heels of yesterday's news of an upcoming, original graphic novel from Ellis and McKone, we have our very first preview of the book which will feature Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Wolverine and Captain Marvel. In an article over at Entertainment Weekly, it's revealed that Avengers: Endless Wartime will be the first of many original graphic novels to come from Marvel, which hasn't made any serious forays into Ogn territory since the '80s. An official press release confirms that actor Clark Gregg (The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D.) will provide the introduction and Stan Lee will close the book with an afterword. Also included will be Marvel Ar (Augmented Reality) and a free digital copy download. Avengers: Endless Wartime (Original Graphic Novel) (w)Warren Ellis (a
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