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Review: Interred with Their Bones—Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049"

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There’s a nagging question at the heart of Denis Villenueve’s Blade Runner 2049, and it’s to do with need. Why does Ryan Gosling’s Detective K need a robot wife (Ana de Armas), programmed to speak in a diaphanous lisp? Why does he need an apartment? What purpose is there for a robot to blend in? Everyone in his world can almost smell his oiled gears, his falseness. So why does he need the trappings of reality? Like Twin Peaks: The Return, Blade Runner 2049 has to interrogate its own incongruous existence so many years after the artifact that gave it life first entered the cultural bloodstream. Why does this film exist, beyond the potential box office? Why have writer Hampton Fancher and producer Ridley Scott gone back here? Who needs this? The film seems aware of itself as an automaton theatrical event. It watches itself; taking place behind glass,
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"Jughead" The Hunger"

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Archie Comics continues experimenting with their roster of wholesome characters, planting them into ghastly horror comics similar to the company's output in the 1950's, with the new, 'werewolf story arc, "Jughead: The Hunger", that started with a 'one-shot', written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Michael Wals:

"...'Jughead Jones' has always had an insatiable appetite. But what if his hunger came from a sinister place?

"When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of 'Riverdale', Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light..."

"Jughead: The Hunger" #1 is written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli, with covers by Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack and Michael Walsh:

"..'Jughead Jones' is a 'werewolf'...

"...and 'Reggie Mantle' has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways.

"Now 'Betty Cooper:
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Musician to Movie Star: In the Footsteps of Elvis

With the recent 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis, here is a look at those music stars who made a transition to film. Some were more successful than others. Some made a fleeting crossover and some are best forgotten as far as their film careers went…

In terms of the King, Elvis has an undoubtedly huge legacy as far as music goes. His influence as far as attitude, showmanship and indeed the music itself is still being felt. He was in that bracket of the most influential musical acts of his era alongside the Beatles. However his impact on film was also important. He showed that a cultural phenomenon could operate over two platforms.

Beginning in 1956 with Love Me Tender, Elvis would go onto make over 30 films until 1969. A few more iconic than others of course, such as Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and some more interesting attempts to
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‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Plays Seven Sisters Who Can’t Get a Break

‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Plays Seven Sisters Who Can’t Get a Break
Noomi Rapace proved her action bonafides as the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but nothing in her badass career features the range on display in “What Happened to Monday” While Tommy Wirkola’s cheesy B-movie plays like outtakes from “Orphan Black” shot on leftover sets from “The Hunger Games,” Rapace throws herself into the zany challenge at hand. Simply put, she plays seven twin sisters in a dystopian society that finds them battling for survival against murky government forces; even as the movie sags into clichés, she remains its enticing centerpiece, shifting from one character to the next, often within the confines of an action-packed scene. She can’t save the movie from mediocrity, but the gimmick of her performance at least injects it with a recurring source of fascination.

“What Happened to Monday” poses its main question in the title, but the other days of the week are implicated as well.
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Underground Film Screening: Austin, September 23, 1966

From the Austin Daily Texan, September 22, 1966

Film-Makers’ Co-Op Shows ‘The Wild One

The Gulf Coast Film-Makers’ Co-Op, an off campus student organization, will inaugurate its Film Factory at 8 p.m., Friday.

Founded to encourage student film-making, Film-Makers’ Co-Op is a result of interest among university students for a place to show and make films. Spokesmen cite the fact that at present there isn’t any University course for the beginning student who wants to make creative films, and of the two courses devoted to film on campus, both are oriented for radio and TV majors.

The Group has received support from the New American Cinema groups on both east and west coasts. Independent film-makers like Bruce Baillie and Robert Nelson from California have provided films for the first program. In New York, Pop Artist Andy Warhol will provide his newest film, “Camp” with Baby Jane Holzer and Jack Smith, for
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James Wan Unveils Image of Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman

With filming now underway on Aquaman, director James Wan has shared a new image of Amber Heard as Mera, a key character from the DC comic book series who is sure to make some waves on the big screen along with Jason Momoa.

Previous Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films,
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Shooting Begins On Aquaman Starring Jason Momoa And Nicole Kidman

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s Justice League.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent
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James Wan's Aquaman Begins Production!

With Wonder Woman less than a month away and Justice League wrapped up, Warner Bros. Pictures now have their sights set on the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. This classic DC Comics character has been ridiculed for years for his his misinterpreted ability to "talk to fish". Director James Wan and Jason Mamoa, who will be playing the Arthur Curry are ready to elevate Aquaman's superhero reputation. With that said, Warner Bros. Pictures has now announced the start of production for Aquaman.

Thanks to Slashfilm we have the press release from the studio:

Production Is Underway On Warner Bros. Pictures’ Super Hero Action Adventure “Aquaman.”

Director James Wan and star Jason Momoa dive into the Super Hero’s first-ever solo feature, along with cast mates Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and more

Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed
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Aquaman Movie Logo Unveiled

Aquaman Movie Logo Unveiled
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall's Justice League. The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike Xxl) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming Baywatch, Netflix's The Get Down) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers for Warner Bros. Wan's team behind the scenes includes such
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Filming Begins on James Wan’s Aquaman

After burning rubber in Furious 7 and taking the Warrens to England in The Conjuring 2, filmmaker James Wan is heading to the deep blue sea of the DC universe for his next film, Aquaman, which has officially started filming.

Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ to Blast Off to Massive $150 Million-Plus Opening

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ to Blast Off to Massive $150 Million-Plus Opening
“Fate of the Furious” will hit the road after three weekends in first place.

Enter “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is set to kick off the summer box office with a bang. The latest from Disney and Marvel should blast off to a domestic opening in the range of $150 million to $170 million. A more conservative estimate from the studio pegged the opening at $140 million and change. Globally, the film should break $250 million this weekend.

The sequel to 2014’s smash hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” will open in 4,300 locations domestically, including 388 Imax screens. As an extra promotion through RealD, 558 spots will offer a 3D double feature starting with the first “Guardians” film and leading into a 7 p.m. screening of the sequel.

“Guardians 2” comes into the weekend with well over $100 million in the bank from international ticket sales. It made more than $106 million in its first weekend at 58% of overseas territories.
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New McDonald's Uniforms Make Staff Look Like Star Wars Villains

New McDonald's Uniforms Make Staff Look Like Star Wars Villains
While you might not be able to lock down a good job with the Imperial Senate, you can start working for McDonald's, where your uniform will make you feel like part of the Empire's massive fleet. This year, McDonald's has decided to give their floor crew a makeover. And the new uniforms are being slammed. As they truly make the wait staff and cook team look like Darth Vader's minions. Some are even comparing them to the dystopian society seen in The Hunger Games.

Fast food chain McDonald's launched their new uniforms in the U.S. earlier this month. And this time out, they decided to go with a modern ensemble that was functional yet fashionable. You can decide for yourself if they succeeded or failed, with some of the better tweets included below courtesy of CNBC. But most social media pundits are calling foul on this new look, as
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David Bowie and the Indestructible Metaphors of Mirror Scenes

A video essay examines our most private moments.

Strap on your thinking caps for this one, film fans, because it’s a doozy.

According to director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don’t Look Now, The Witches), mirrors are cinema in all its glory and in fact the essence of the medium. See, mirrors are the only time we truly look at ourselves; photographs of us are from other perspectives, for other people or posterity, and as such we don’t show our real faces in them, we show projections of who we think we should be or how we think we should feel in a certain situation. But the mirror isn’t public, it’s private, it is us alone with ourselves and thus the way we look into mirrors, into ourselves, is different from every other face we show the world.

The mirror is an eye, Roeg
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Exclusive: Director Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal on Why ‘Donnie Darko’ Still Resonates Today

Exclusive: Director Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal on Why ‘Donnie Darko’ Still Resonates Today
On Oct. 26, 2001, Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly’s sci-fi film about a despondent teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal in his second major film role) who befriends a giant bunny named Frank (James Duval), was released in theaters. The film told a cryptic narrative of a high schooler who is sent on an existential journey after he escapes death from a falling jet engine and learns that the world has just over 28 days before it ends. In that time, Donnie fends off the torments of being a teen -- a testy older sister (Gyllenhaal’s real-life older sister, Maggie), concerned parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), overbearing teachers (Beth Grant), mild flirtations with a new female student (Jena Malone) -- while trying to figure out, in some ways, how to save the world.

“That was a movie that was more about the psychological journey of adolescence and the confusion of it all,” Gyllenhaal tells Et. And while it
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Susan Sarandon Reveals Her Sexual Orientation Is Currently ‘Up for Grabs’

Susan Sarandon Reveals Her Sexual Orientation Is Currently ‘Up for Grabs’
Susan Sarandon did not hold back when discussing her dating life and sexuality in a candid interview with pridesource.com.

The actress — who is currently playing Bette Davis opposite Jessica Lange, who stars as Joan Crawford, in the new FX series Feud — said that at the moment, “My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say.”

Sarandon also opened up about a past relationship with gay actor Philip Sayer. The British actor, who died in 1989, and Sarandon were co-stars in the 1983 film The Hunger. “I did at one point have a very successful and very loving and
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Susan Sarandon: "My Sexual Orientation Is Up for Grabs"

Susan Sarandon:
Susan Sarandon is open about her sexuality and sexual orientation. Way open. The 70-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who plays gay icon Bette Davis in Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, made her comments to PrideSource.com in an interview posted Wednesday. When asked if she is open about her sexuality, she joked, "Yeah, I'm open. My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say." Susan also confirmed an old rumor—that she was once in a relationship with Philip Sayer, who starred with her and the late David Bowie in the 1983 horror movie The Hunger. She said Sayer was gay. The British actor, who died at age 42 in 1989,...
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Susan Sarandon Reveals That Her Sexual Orientation Is 'Open' and 'Up for Grabs'

Susan Sarandon Reveals That Her Sexual Orientation Is 'Open' and 'Up for Grabs'
Susan Sarandon is not holding back!

Ever the straight-shooter, the 70-year-old actress describes her sexual orientation these days as "open" in a new, candid interview.

Watch: Susan Sarandon Stuns in Cleavage-Baring Pantsuit, Talks Evolution of 'Women Over a Certain Age' in Hollywood 

"My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say," the Feud star revealed to PrideSource.

Sarandon, though, says she hasn't been able to take full advantage of her sexual fluidity because of her past relationships with ex-husbands Chris Sarandon, who she married at age 20, and Tim Robbins. Now, much to her alarm, she's not being courted by many men or women.

"I'm a serial monogamist," she said, "so I haven't really had a large dating career. I haven't exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any kind. I'm still not! I don't know what's going on! But I think back in the '60s it just was much
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Watch: Amber Heard’s Mera training for Aquaman

Recently we got a look at Amber Heard testing out some makeup for her role as Mera in Aquaman, and now we have a video (courtesy of Smtv Reports) of the actress showing off some of her physical training. Check it out below:

Mera in the making #AmberHeard #Mera pic.twitter.com/lGJKhbfkTp

— Seán (@ReelFada) February 12, 2017

Amber is training at the 87Eleven Action Design Studio which has also prepared actors for John Wick, The Hunger Games, and Jurassic World. Her co-star Jason Momoa also underwent training at the facility, gearing up to play Aquaman.

Mera’s first appearance in the DC Extended Universe will be in this November’s Justice League, followed by Aquaman, which opens in October 2018.

See Also: James Wan shares Aquaman cast photo

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman arrives on October 5th, 2018 and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master,
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The Man Who Fell To Earth Falls to Earth on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray January 24th

“Television. The strange thing about television is that it – doesn’t *tell* you everything. It *shows* you everything about life on Earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s in the nature of television. Just waves in space.”

Relive the imaginative cult classic, The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring international icon David Bowie, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Relive the imaginative and compelling cult classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate. International icon David Bowie stars in his unforgettable debut role as an alien who has ventured to Earth on a mission to save his planet from a catastrophic drought. In honor of David Bowie’s legacy, the limited collector’s edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes never-before-seen interviews,
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David Bowie Remembered: Early Photos Show His Many Personas

David Bowie Remembered: Early Photos Show His Many Personas
David Bowie had a rarely-equalled streak of musically innovative output in the 1970s, though he continued to make music right up until his death on Jan. 10, 2016. A posthumous Ep was released this week for the one-year anniversary of his death, including the song “Lazarus” which also appears on his final album “Blackstar,” in addition to his final recordings “No Plan,” “Killing a Little Time” and “When I Met You.”

In just four years from 1971 to 1974, he released the indelible albums “Hunky Dory,” “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” “Aladdin Sane” and “Diamond Dogs.”

Born David Jones, he started his career in the early 1960s playing acoustic guitar and appearing in theater and mime productions while crafting the wildly imaginative image that became his trademark. These photos from Britain’s Rex agency, some of them rarely published, show Bowie at his most glamorous, fashionable, thoughtful
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