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The Weinstein Company Is Close to Being Sold for Less Than $500 Million

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The Weinstein Company’s future has been in doubt since allegations against Harvey Weinstein first made headlines in October, but its fate now appears to be coming into focus with the news that its owners and board of directors are close to selling the beleaguered company. The Wall Street Journal reports that TWC has six potential buyers, including Killer Content and Lionsgate, and is expected to sell for less than $500 million. Should such a deal go through, the company’s shareholders could lose all of their equity.

Read More:Feuding Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company Named Co-Defendants in Lawsuits Filed by Two Actresses

The half-dozen finalists are said to have been chosen from approximately 20 who submitted offers last month. Killer Content is an offshoot of Killer Films, the independent production company launched by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler in 1995; among their many productions are “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Still Alice,
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Robert Rodriguez Denies Playing Mind Games With Rose McGowan, Lists the Inaccuracies in Her ‘Planet Terror’ Story

Robert Rodriguez Denies Playing Mind Games With Rose McGowan, Lists the Inaccuracies in Her ‘Planet Terror’ Story
Rose McGowan is back in the headlines this week thanks to a Vanity Fair interview that teases one of the chapters from her upcoming memoir, “Brave.” In the chapter, the actress writes about the alleged “mind games” Robert Rodriguez played on her during the making of “Planet Terror.” McGowan had told the director about being raped by Harvey Weinstein at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, and she writes that he used that knowledge against her by filming a scene in which she is attacked by a man and selling the film to the Weinstein-owned Dimension Films.

Read More:Rose McGowan: Robert Rodriguez Filmed ‘Planet Terror’ Abuse Scene After She Told Him About Harvey Weinstein Rape

Rodriguez has issued a statement denying ever playing mind games with McGowan and listing some of the inaccuracies in her story. The director calls out Vanity Fair reporter Evgenia Peretz for not reaching out to him
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Robert Rodriguez Denies ‘Mind Games’ With Rose McGowan – Here’s His Full Statement

  • The Wrap
Robert Rodriguez Denies ‘Mind Games’ With Rose McGowan – Here’s His Full Statement
Robert Rodriguez denies using Rose McGowan’s traumatic experiences with Harvey Weinstein as “a tool for mind games” while directing her in “Grindhouse.” The accusation appeared in an excerpt from her upcoming memoir printed in Vanity Fair on Wednesday in which the actress said she “fell hard and fast” Rodriguez, but that she later saw the sale of “Planet Terror” to the Weinstein-owned Dimension Films as the ultimate act of cruelty and said Rodriguez “sold our film to my monster.” In his response to TheWrap regarding the article, Rodriguez said: “It is unfortunate that Vanity Fair reporter Evgenia Peretz did
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Rose McGowan: Robert Rodriguez Filmed ‘Planet Terror’ Abuse Scene After She Told Him About Harvey Weinstein Rape

Rose McGowan: Robert Rodriguez Filmed ‘Planet Terror’ Abuse Scene After She Told Him About Harvey Weinstein Rape
Rose McGowan’s memoir “Brave” is set to be released at the end of the month, and it promises to reveal a lot about the actress’ history battling sexual harassment and double standards in Hollywood, including the alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, McGowan teases the book by talking about a chapter in which she reveals the “mind games” Robert Rodriguez played on her during the making of “Planet Terror.”

Read More:Rose McGowan Lines Up Five-Episode E! Documentary Series to ‘Show How We Can Heal Through Art’

McGowan had been hand-picked by Rodriguez to play the heroine Cherry Darling in his half of “Grindhouse.” According to Vanity Fair, McGowan writes in her book that she fell fast for Rodriguez and trusted him enough to tell him about being raped by Weinstein, only for the director to “use the knowledge against her.
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Rose McGowan Lines Up Five-Episode E! Documentary Series to ‘Show How We Can Heal Through Art’

Rose McGowan Lines Up Five-Episode E! Documentary Series to ‘Show How We Can Heal Through Art’
After a whirlwind — and often heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure — 2017, artist and activist Rose McGowan is readying to bring her message to a brand new platform in 2018, thanks to a newly announced docuseries on E! The five-episode series, titled “Citizen Rose,” will kick off with a two-hour documentary special, set to air on Tuesday, January 30 at 8pm Et/Pt, followed by four additional episodes that will air in Spring 2018.

Read More:Harvey Weinstein’s Worst Nightmare: How Rose McGowan’s Radical Feminism Gave Voice to Women Everywhere

“You are formally invited into my mind and world. I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival. As I ready my book, ‘Brave,’ I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil,” said McGowan in an official statement. “I want to have a conversation with everyone,
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Veteran Actor Julio Oscar Mechoso Dies at 62

Veteran Actor Julio Oscar Mechoso Dies at 62
Veteran actor Julio Oscar Mechoso, who appeared in numerous TV shows as well as films such as “Little Miss Sunshine and “The Legend of Zorro,” died Saturday from a heart attack at the age of 62. His longtime friend and frequent co-star Andy Garcia reflected on Mechoso’s passing in a heartfelt statement.

“A sudden loss is always unjust, but in the case of Julio Oscar Mechoso, my friend, my soul mate it is greater than that, as I have lost the truest of friends. Julio is a unique and extraordinary artist,” wrote Garcia. “He shared with us his deepest, most personal soul, always readily available for us to see. His emotional range as an actor is unequaled. His dedication to research and psychology was something to witness and admire.”

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez cast Mechoso in “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and “Matador.” The Miami, Florida native also co-starred in television shows ranging from “Greetings from Tucson” to “Cane
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Rampage Trailer Has The Rock Fighting Giant Mutant Monsters

Rampage Trailer Has The Rock Fighting Giant Mutant Monsters
Warner Bros. has unleashed the first trailer for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Rampage. The movie is an adaptation of the popular arcade game, which centers on several massive monsters destroying cities all over the world. It's a simple premise, but one that, combined with the star power of The Rock, has the makings of what could be the first genuinely good video game movie Hollywood has ever produced. At least on paper. But now we have the first footage to give us an idea of what Rampage, which arrives in theaters on April 20, 2018, is actually going to look like.

Rampage sees Dwayne Johnson as Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who shares an unshakable bond with George, an extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. Unfortunately, a rogue genetic experiment goes awry and transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster, along with several other creatures around the world.
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Arrest warrant issued for Rose McGowan by Jennie Kermode - 2017-10-31 13:05:28

Rose McGowan in her most recent film, The Sound

Police in Virginia have issued an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan relating to narcotics charges. Personal items allegedly belonging to the Planet Terror star, which were left behind on a United Airlines flight to Washington Dulles International Airport, have tested positive for narcotics.

McGowan has responded on social media, calling the allegations "a load of horseshit" and suggesting that they are part of an attempt to silence her as an outspoken critic of Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood.

Journalist Laura Loomer noted the parallel between the accusations made against McGowan and the recent arrest of Corey Feldman, who has made claims about paedophilia in Hollywood.

McGowan has been requested to appear before a Virginia court. The charges made are a felony so the arrest warrant applies right across the Us....
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Robert Rodriguez cast Rose McGowan in Grindhouse to spite Harvey Weinstein

  • JoBlo
A decade ago, Rose McGowan starred as Cherry Darling in Planet Terror, one half of Robert Rodriquez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse double-feature, but her casting actually served a double purpose which has gone unknown until now - to literally make Harvey Weinstein pay. In a open letter to Variety, Robert Rodriguez revealed that he knew about the abuse Rose McGowan had suffered at the hands of... Read More...
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Rodriguez Cast McGowan in Grindhouse to Get Revenge on Weinstein

Rodriguez Cast McGowan in Grindhouse to Get Revenge on Weinstein
Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan dated from 2006 to 2009 and the director knew about Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulting the actress back in 1997. Rodriguez deliberately cast McGowan as a "bad ass" character in Grindhouse as a way to make Weinstein "pay" for what he had done. As a result, Robert Rodriguez claims that the studio buried the release as retaliation for casting Rose McGowan after she had been "blacklisted" by Harvey Weinstein. Grindhouse is part of a double feature co-helmed by Quentin Tarantino and distributed by Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films.

In a statement to Variety, Robert Rodriguez recounted how he met Rose McGowan and how she told him of her alleged experience with Weinstein and ultimately what he tried to do about it. When Rodriguez first heard McGowan's story at a Cannes party in 2005, he was shocked, but later believed every word after an uncomfortable visit with Harvey Weinstein at the party.
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Harvey Weinstein’s Worst Nightmare: How Rose McGowan’s Radical Feminism Gave Voice to Women Everywhere

Harvey Weinstein’s Worst Nightmare: How Rose McGowan’s Radical Feminism Gave Voice to Women Everywhere
Rose McGowan shifted gears from actor to filmmaker years ago, and while she has yet to make her first feature, she’s already one of the decade’s most audacious feminist voices. Her victimization at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, and a willingness to speak out about pervasive sexism throughout the the film industry, is at the heart of a massive reckoning. For McGowan, however, it’s business as usual. Her outspoken brand of radical feminism may have been marginalized a few weeks ago, but in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, her rage defines the zeitgeist.

On Thursday, Twitter temporarily pulled the plug on McGowan’s account as she ramped up her accusations against male Hollywood executives. The company claimed that she had shared a phone number of an accused predator, violating its terms of service. It didn’t matter: As anger with an oppressive system reached fever pitch,
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Exclusive first look: Conception art and details for 'Still'

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Today we have some exclusive details and conception art for director Michael Matteo Rossi's upcoming horror short film Still.

We caught up recently with director Rossi and he told us "Still is a bit of an homage to The Twilight Zone episodes from the 60s that I grew up watching that have always influenced me every time I take on a horror film."

Written and directed by Michael Matteo Rossi (Sable, Misogynist, Vengeance) and stars Damien Puckler (Grimm, Death Factory, Camel Spiders), Tracey E. Bregman (Happy Birthday to Me, Misogynist, The Young and The Restless), and Cathy Baron (Justified, Planet Terror, Dead Stop).

Shooting is slated to begin shooting on September 30, 2017.

Synopsis

A young husband takes desperate measures after finding out his wife is diagnosed with cancer.

Stay tuned for more details about this film as they become available.
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David Hasselhoff wants a “Logan-style” Knight Rider movie

Logan broke down quite a few barriers in the superhero genre. The film shows that you can do something more mature with comic book characters, market to adults, and still do well at the box office. Not to be outdone by the comic book genre, real-life superhero David Hasselhoff (whose superhero alter-ego is known as “The Hoff” to us mere mortals) would like to see the same darker tone applied to Knight Rider. The Baywatch legend revealed to CinemaBlend that he has talked with director Robert Rodriguez about the possibility of making a Knight Rider film in the style of Logan:

“I have met Robert Rodriguez. He does Dusk til Dawn and Machete. And I said ‘You need to do Knight Rider.’ Because he was doing a marathon of Knight Riders and he said ‘Can we have a selfie!?’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t want a selfie! I want to do the movie!
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Michael Parks, Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn Actor, Passes Away at 77

Michael Parks, Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn Actor, Passes Away at 77
Genre actor and Quentin Tarantino favorite Michael Parks has passed away at the age of 77. The actor died this morning, though the official cause of his death has not yet been confirmed. Director Kevin Smith, who collaborated with the actor several times in recent years, first broke the news.

Kevin Smith used his personal Instagram to break the news, announcing that Michael Parks was no longer with us. Parks worked with Kevin Smith on his movies Red State and Tusk, which Smith says he wrote specifically for the actor. Michael Parks was also originally supposed to star in Yoga Hosers, but for health reasons, he wasn't able to take the part. Here's what Kevin Smith had to say about the late actor in his Instagram post.

"I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known.
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Michael Parks Has Passed Away

With a career that spanned six decades, actor Michael Parks proved time and time again that he could bring any type of character to life in believable ways. So it is with especially great sadness, that news has surfaced of Parks' passing at the age of 77.

THR shares the sad news of Parks' passing, which was confirmed to the outlet by the actor's agent, Jane Schulman. The cause of death has not been reported at this time.

Parks began a truly remarkable career in the early ’60s and never looked back, going on to appear in well over one hundred films and TV series.

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, Parks played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn and reprised the role in Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Planet Terror, and Death Proof. He also appeared in Tarantino's Django Unchained.

In recent years, Parks dominated the screen
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Michael Parks, Beloved Character Actor and Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith Regular, Passes Away at 77

Michael Parks, Beloved Character Actor and Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith Regular, Passes Away at 77
Michael Parks, longtime Hollywood mainstay and beloved character actor and singer, has passed away at the age of 77. The news was announced by filmmaker Kevin Smith, who took to his Instagram to share that “the best actor I’ve ever known” and his “cinematic muse,” had died. No cause of death was named.

Smith directed Parks in both his “Tusk” and “Red State,” having relished the longtime actor’s career since first seeing him in Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn.” Though Parks’ career stretched back to 1960, when he made his screen debut on TV’s “Zane Grey Theater,” in recent years, the supporting standout had enjoyed a revival at the hands of both Quentin Tarantino (who Smith deemed Parks’ “biggest fan”) and Smith, who continued to craft roles for the singular actor.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain,
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R.I.P. Michael Parks (1940 – 2017)

American actor Michael Parks, a frequent collaborator of directors Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith has passed away aged 77, with Smith breaking the rather sad news on Instagram…

Parks’ career began back in the 1960s and he scored his first major role as the star of the series Then Came Bronson, from which he also launched a successful recording career as a country artist. He would go on to make appearances in the likes of The Equalizer, Death Wish V: The Face of Death and Twin Peaks before his first outing as his most famous character, Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, in From Dusk Till Dawn.

Parks would reprise the role of Earl McGraw in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Planet Terror and Death Proof, while his other recent credits include roles in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Red State, Argo, Django Unchained and Tusk.
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Blood-Soaked Trailer for Syfy's Awesome New Grindhouse TV Series Blood Drive

Holy Crap! Dude, you need to check this trailer out for a new series called Blood Drive! If you enjoy blood, gore, insanity, and grindhouse style films, this is for you. One of my favorite films from director Robert Rodriguez is Planet Terror, and this new series coming to the Syfy Channel seems to be in the same vein as that.

It takes place in a near-dystopian future. Los Angeles's last good cop is forced into a cross-country death race with cars that run on Human Blood! Hit heavy metal guitar cue now. This trailer seems to go heavy on the blood and insanity which is exactly how I like my grindhouse.

I don't like all grindhouse films. Hobo with a Shotgun was a bit too much for me. But this one seems to be taking it back to basics... girls, cars, blood, and action. It's a little bit Death Race,
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Syfy's Blood Drive grindhouse series trailer has monsters, nymphos & more!

  • JoBlo
Hello friends, if you're like me, every now and again you find yourself with a crave on for blood, beasts, and bodacious badass babes as a part of your preferred cinematic diet. Thankfully, you can usually find all of those ingredients and more baked into films like Death Proof, Planet Terror, Cannibal Holocaust, Hobo With A Shotgun, and Chillerama, just to name a few. Oh, but... Read More...
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The Case for ‘Death Proof’ as Essential Tarantino

Tarantino has promises to keep and miles to go before he sleeps.Rip it, drop the title card, call it Death Proof, re-release it!“‘Death Proof’ has got to be the worst movie I ever make. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? — so if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-dick movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.” — Quentin Tarantino, 2012 (THR Round Table Interview)

It’s the ten year anniversary of the release of Death Proof, a gonzo experiment in meta-cinematic storytelling that puts all of Tarantino’s subtle nods and fetishes into the spotlight. It’s great. I’m not going to hear anybody trash-talking this joint. Okay, so Tarantino goes on to acknowledge in the interview he’s talking bullshit on himself to make a point. But
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