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‘Hostiles’ Trailer: Christian Bale Faces The Wild West

Hot of the heels of its World Premiere at Telluride, and gearing up for its North American bow at Tiff, Scott Cooper‘s “Hostiles” is the biggest acquisition title on the festival slate. And with buzz already swirling around Christian Bale‘s performance, a pretty damn terrific new trailer is here to stoke anticipation.

The crew assembled here is pretty incredible with Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, and Q’orianka Kilcher rounding out the ensemble cast, with cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi (“Spotlight,” “Out Of The Furnace”) and a score by Max Richter (“The Leftovers,” “Waltz With Bashir“).

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Review: ‘Hostiles’ Is One of the Most Brutal Westerns Ever Made, but Hardly One of the Best — Telluride

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Review: ‘Hostiles’ Is One of the Most Brutal Westerns Ever Made, but Hardly One of the Best — Telluride
Hostiles,” a sturdy and characteristically brutal new Western from “Black Mass” director Scott Cooper, begins with somebody shooting a baby — that’s not a spoiler, just a warning. The year is 1892, and a settler named Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike) is teaching her young daughters about the magical power of adverbs. Suddenly, their New Mexico homestead is raided by a band of Comanche renegades. They murder her husband, they shoot her two girls, and they fire a bullet directly into her infant son; Rosalee carries the lifeless bundle in her arms for days, because it’s that kind of movie — the only kind that Cooper knows how to make.

A few clicks south, Cavalry Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale, broiling with his usual rage) is treating his Cheyenne prisoners with a similar degree of savagery. The point couldn’t be clearer, even though “Hostiles” spends the next 130 minutes underlining it with
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‘Billions’ Writers Get Creative in Village Digs

‘Billions’ Writers Get Creative in Village Digs
The action on “Billions” takes place on Wall Street, but the masterminds of the Showtime drama are more comfortable working out of digs in the West Village. Brian Koppelman and David Levien, co-creators and showrunners, haven’t been in the space for long, but there are a few cherished mementos representing their partnership.

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Koppelman and Levien met as teenagers — Brian was 16, David was 14½ — when they were sent on a summer bus tour of the American West. “That was the summer the two of us became like brothers,” Koppelman says. In a Jackson Hole, Wyo., tourist trap, after knowing each other a week, the two donned Old West garb and props for a sepia-tone photo that has survived the years. Levien points out that Koppelman is pointing a gun at him. “I don’t think the two guys in that picture ever imagined that hanging out would become our job,” Koppelman
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Jonah Hex Returns In First Images From Next Week’s Episode Of Legends Of Tomorrow

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The CW has released the first images from next week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, and in them we get to see the return of season 1 standout Jonah Hex. The star of his own critically panned feature film a few years back, the series gave him another chance and delivered a version which made comic book fans much happier.

The Wild West setting is always fun, and Legends of Tomorrow will hopefully take full advantage of that. Based on the synopsis below, we can expect plenty of unique pairings as the team splits up and does their own thing. That’s something it handles well on a consistent basis, and for more details on what to expect, here’s what’s on the way in “Outlaw Country.”

The Legends are still reeling from the news that their time travel-nemesis is a speedster when they are
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'Westworld' Recap: Sex, Lies and Office Politics

'Westworld' Recap: Sex, Lies and Office Politics
The remote town of Pariah – "city of outcasts, delinquents, thieves, whores, and murderers" – located below the border, where die-hard Southern "Confederados" wage war against Mexican revolutionaries. The buried memories of the past, where the dead inventor called Arnold continues to command his android army. The Maze, the late co-founder's mysterious magnum opus, and the secret at its center. It seems like every character in this week's episode of Westworld – "Contrapasso" – is trying to get as far as possible from where they started. But the show's biggest problems remain way closer to home.
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Feed the Beast Season 1 Episode 6 Review: The Wild West

In Feed the Beast Season 1 Episode 6, Thirio opens its doors for a successful soft opening – but between an unexpected hookup, a visit from child protective services and a gang shooting, it wasn't exactly a peaceful one.

This episode is titled "The Wild West," a reference to Dion's repeated insistence that opening a high-end restaurant in the Bronx is the equivalent of braving the Oregon Trail.

This comes up not once, but twice in this episode, and each time it made me cringe.

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The scene that was simultaneously the best and worst thing about "The Wild West" was Pilar's passionate hookup with Dion prior to the restaurant's soft opening. Unlike everything that happens in the gangster scenes, it was something that I actually didn't see coming.

It was awesome to finally see Pilar grow a backbone and stand up to Dion, who has demeaned
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Penny Dreadful season 3 episode 6 review: No Beast So Fierce

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Penny Dreadful delivers more sexy, Gothic melodrama in its latest episode, No Beast So Fierce...

This review contains spoilers.

3.6 No Beast So Fierce

Now that they have the first recruit to their cause, Dorian and Lily begin gathering more fallen women to battle against the men who abused them at Dorian’s home. He’s starting to feel a little outnumbered, however, and Justine is vying for his place in Lily’s affections as well as becoming a little too bloodthirsty where he is concerned. John Clare manages to visit his son, but in doing so, scares the poor child into hysterics as he watches what was once his father flee into the night.

Ethan continues to battle against his father as Hecate’s power over him grows. Sir Malcolm’s concern deepens in tandem as he battles to save his wayward sort-of adopted son from his actual father,
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A Town Called Vulcan: Star Trek Haven of the North

Stardate, 2016. We start off for… hold up. I have a confession. I am not a Trekkie. I owe no allegiance to the myriad TV iterations, although I am fond of the original mid-’60s series and their subsequent big screen adventures (except for The Final Frontier—I am reasonably lucid). However, this particular voyage is co-captained by my wife, Michelle, who has a deep fondness for the original gang and their follow-up crew of The Next Generation (which I don’t like, and yet she still married me). She can identify scenes by hearing orchestral movements from the series and the films. In short, she is a Trekkie (and yes, I asked her permission to call her that—I’m not insane).

Okay, let’s try this again. My wife and I leave the big city of Calgary, Alberta behind for a day trip to visit the Trekcetera Museum, located
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‘Wynonna Earp: Episodes 1&2′ Review

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley | Created by Emily Andras

The Wild West has been a long-held fascination in American culture, with hundreds of movies, books and TV shows produced around the subject. There has even been crossover with science-fiction before, with the beloved (yet short-lived) Joss Whedon show Firefly. Well now comes another Wild West fantasy series in the shape of Wynnona Earp – which is based on Beau Smith’s Idw comic of the same name.

The first two episodes of Wynnona Earp set up the story quiet succinctly: After a troubled adolescence spent in and out of juvie, following the death of her father and the disappearance of her older sister Willa, Wynonna Earp reluctantly returns to her hometown of Purgatory for the funeral of her uncle, which sets in motion a series of events that sees Wynonna claim her birthright – inheriting Wyatt Earp’s
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The 20 Best Detective Movies of All Time

From a pop culture perspective, private detectives stand for all that’s memorable about film noir. The indifference, the wittiness, and the moral ambiguity that define each urban knight has since become the stuff of parodied legend. We’re talking about the mediators between the crooks and the cops, the embodiment of back alley grayness that’s so tough to pin down. P.I.’s could cooperate with the law if needed, but they could just as soon do business with the bad guys for the right price. To a certain extent, that is – shamus work has always attracted the ignored and the ethical. The Wild West has mythical men with no name, The Asphalt Jungle has names with investigating licenses attached to them. Instead of a poncho and a ten gallon hat, they’re provided a fedora and trench coat.

The archetype has undergone many faces throughout Hollywood’s history,
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Anniversaries: Motörhead Released Ace of Spades 35 Years Ago

[Lemmy passed away yesterday. Rip, you badass!] As we watch what may soon be the end of Motörhead, with a fine new album just out but iconic leader Lemmy's failing health forcing him from the stage on multiple nights, let's also look back at a milestone in the group's long career.

Bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister started Motörhead in 1975 after getting kicked out of prog-rockers Hawkwind for being jailed on a drug charge in Canada during a tour. The band's early days were not marked by success. After being signed by United Artists, Motörhead's first shot at recording an album was rejected, and the label then blocked the group's attempted release of a single on Stiff. In '77 -- the lineup having completely turned over aside from its frontman -- they were ready to throw in the towel and even scheduled a farewell concert, but then Chiswick Records gave them money to record a single and
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Drifter Breathes New Life Into the Sci-Fi/Western Genre

Drifter: A Brief Disruption of Tranquility on a Wednesday Afternoon in the West

Written by Tres Dean

Art: Jamie Jones

Lettering/Design: Kate Durré

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The Wild West, filled with dusty, one horse towns, the typical saloon, and now mech-suits. Drifter, written by one of IGN’s comic reviewers, Tres Dean, captures the appeal of the old west with a sci-fi twist. The comic’s eponymous drifter is our protagonist, and we enter on a scene inside a town’s saloon. Almost in an expected fashion, a bandit walks in and demands the contents of the safe from the woman at the bar, and the drifter steps in, the bandit commenting that this man should be dead. In a post-western story, this sequence of events is easy to follow to the point of almost becoming trite. It is not until the two step outside onto the single street does the
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BBC announces three new David Attenborough nature series

The BBC has announced three new Sir David Attenborough series, including Waking Giants for BBC One.

Attenborough's Paradise Birds and Attenborough's Big Birds have also been commissioned to air on BBC Two.

Waking Giants will follow the recent discovery of dinosaur bones beneath the South American desert, while Paradise Birds will see Attenborough following the avians through the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia.

"For me birds of paradise are the most romantic and glamorous birds in the world. And this is a film I have wanted to make for 40 years," Attenborough said.

Big Birds will follow Attenborough as he meets some of the world's strangest birds.

The broadcaster has also announced details of two new landmark series: Shark and Dynasty. The former will feature the BBC's Natural History Unit as they use the latest 4K and high-speed camera technology to observe the behaviour of sharks.

Dynasty - which
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FrightFest 2014 – Horror in the Americas Part 2: Jeremy Wooding Sees a Blood Moon Rising

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The international flavour of this year’s FILM4 FrightFest is underpinned by an historic moment, as the fifteenth installment of the festival features the first Venezuelan film to screen at the festival – Alejandro Hidalgo’s The House at the End of Time.

But no sooner will FrightFesters be lost in a house with a difference, than FrightFest’s gaze turns north and follows the Blood Moon towards Jeremy Wooding’s genre mash up of comedy, horror and the western.

Both The House at the End of Time and Blood Moon possess a distinct sense of feeling, and serve as a testament to the importance of the creative voice even within the shadow of genre. But these are two films that paint a picture of horror in the Americas.

Following on from part one where Alejandro Hidalgo took us on a guided tour of a house he discovered at the end of time,
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Travel Revelation Trail This August

Any time the living dead are involved, one thing is certain: Things are gonna get outta hand. The Wild West is about to get even wilder and more violent as the dead rise and take the Revelation Trail this August. Read on for details.

Look for Revelation Trail in stores and online from Entertainment One on August 26th. You'll find a full list of the disc's special features below.

Synopsis

In the late nineteenth century, a holy man known only as The Preacher (Daniel Van Thomas) confronts unspeakable evil as a gruesome power consumes the frontier. Standing between ruin and salvation, he joins forces with the town Marshal (Daniel Britt), a man with his own set of demons, in a savage fight against the undead.

Special Features

Commentary with Daniel Van Thomas, Daniel Britt, and Director John Gibson Life on the Trail: The Story of the Film Four Behind-the-Scenes and
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Quentin Tarantino working on Django/Zorro crossover comic book

Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics have announced that Quentin Tarantino’s Django Freeman – star of 2012′s Django Unchained – is to team up with the legendary masked adventurer Zorro for a new comic book series Django/Zorro, which Tarantino is co-plotting alongside writer Matt Wagner (Zorro, The Shadow).

“I’m very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt,” said Tarantino, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Django Unchained. “It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together. And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters.”

“This project is an absolute thrill,” adds Wagner. “When Quentin and I first met, it felt like we’d known each other for years. The give-and-take energy of our initial story sessions was just incredible!
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Seth MacFarlane Has an Idea for His Next Movie After ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Seth MacFarlane Has an Idea for His Next Movie After ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
The Wild West made its way to Westwood Thursday night as Universal and Mrc premiered Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” at the New Regency Theater.

Even with temperatures rising, MacFarlane was not alone to celebrate his second full-length feature as castmembers Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron joined the festivities along with producer Scott Stuber and Theron’s current beau, Sean Penn.

Before the film started, MacFarlane thanked a handful of people including Universal and Mrc for greenlighting and joked he had a two-hander with Katherine Heigl and Shia Labeouf ready to go if they wanted it.

Following the screening, guests made their way to an open parking lot that was styled into the Old Hump’s County Fair featuring games, a live band and plenty of Tex-Mex.

MacFarlane’s longtime writing partner Alec Sulkin said that though it does get easier to work with
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The Peeps Man Adam Rifkin on why sugary marshmallows are the next big movie opportunity

The Peeps Man Adam Rifkin on why sugary marshmallows are the next big movie opportunity
Only in a world where Legos can be the subject of a hit movie and Transformers toys the centerpiece of a hit franchise, can we imagine a movie based on sugary marshmallow candies. But for better or worse, that is the film culture we live in now and writer/director Adam Rifkin is prepared to take advantage of it, announcing Tuesday night that he has optioned the rights to Just Born’s Peeps, that colorful sugary goodness that annually generates $2 billion in revenue, primarily around Easter time. (Psst: We’ve got a few plot ideas for him.)

Rifkin, whose varied
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'House of Cards': New cast member Molly Parker previews season 2

'House of Cards': New cast member Molly Parker previews season 2
Is anyone in Washington strong enough to bring Francis Underwood down? We won’t find out for sure until Friday, when new episodes of House of Cards debut on Netflix — but one new character might just be the woman for the job.

The Emmy-winning drama’s second season introduces another political player with serious potential: Jacqueline Sharp, a young congresswoman poised to rise in the ranks after Frank ascends to the White House. She’s played by Deadwood alum Molly Parker — a savvy operator well-versed in both prestige TV and keeping a show’s surprises under wraps. (Parker is so
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Ron Moore on Adapting 'Outlander,' 'Helix's' Future and Taking on James Bond

Ron Moore on Adapting 'Outlander,' 'Helix's' Future and Taking on James Bond
Ron Moore is returning to TV in a big way this year. The Battlestar Galactica alum is exec producing Syfy's latest scripted hit Helix, which has broken DVR records for the network, and has Starz's high-profile adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's best-sellers Outlander due in the summer. Both series mark Moore's TV comeback after Syfy's BSG prequel spinoff Caprica ended its run in 2010. In the years since, Moore developed futuristic procedural 17th Precinct for NBC, a remake of The Wild West for CBS and Coast Guard drama The McCulloch for NBC, all of which were passed over.  

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