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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

  • Cinelinx
Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth.

Liam Neeson- Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2,
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Exposed movie review: cover it up, burn it, bury it, never look at it again

To call it disjointed is an understatement: Exposed is unintelligible. It feels like two completely different movies inelegantly Frankensteined together. I’m “biast” (pro): like Keanu Reeves

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Late one night, in a nearly deserted New York City subway station, Isabel (Ana de Armas) has a mysterious encounter with a luminous being who floats over the tracks, a creature the very religious woman takes to be an angel. The next morning, a cop is found brutally murdered on that very same spot at the station, and his partner, NYPD detective Galban (Keanu Reeves: John Wick, 47 Ronin), takes up the investigation. Isabel’s life unfolds from here as a sort of dreamy, magic-realism domestic drama: she lives with her in-laws while her soldier husband is deployed in Iraq, works as a teacher of young children
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Woodlawn movie review: Jesus is an Alabama football fan, obvs

A film taken with the singular American delusion that Jesus loves football… though it also throws in a new delusion: Jesus hates the U.S. Constitution. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of “faith-based” films

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The power of Christ compels you! To win football games! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a film more taken with the singular American delusion that Jesus loves football… though, to be fair, it also throws in a new delusion: that Jesus also hates the U.S. Constitution. Woodlawn is fun that way.

Ostensibly, the movie — from the Christian filmmaking team of brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin — wants to be about how Jesus helped defuse the tension arising from the forced racial integration of Woodlawn High School in Birmingham,
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Fast And Furious Parody Superfast Gets First Trailer

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have made their careers from parodies, coming into their own on Date Movie and Epic Movie, flogging the horse all the way to The Starving Games and the upcoming, or at least proposed, Who the F#@K Took My Daughter?.

This is much the way Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker started out… actually, it’s closer to the way the ended up, with Friedberg and Seltzer’s films being less Airplane! or Naked Gun than Mafia! or An American Carol.

The latest of these spoofs is Superfast, which casts lookalikes for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a gag-driven reprise of some of the Fast and Furious series most egregious cliches. Here’s the trailer that I found hanging out, pretty much undisturbed, on Vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/120100126

No, I didn’t laugh, but maybe some of that works better in context. And they’re at least swinging at
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How Politicizing Batman Gets Dangerous

  • SoundOnSight
As far as most people can tell, though the actual chronology tends to get confusing, it all started with the late Andrew Brietbart.

In between the right wing of American politics stomping up and down about Hollywood liberals like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, occasionally they take a break and instead summarily hijack a beloved film for their own political means. As opposed to successfully producing content that is undoubtedly in line with their politics, guys like Rush Limbaugh and Brietbart are quicker to repurpose an already well-packaged product.

That’s exactly what Brietbart.com did with Christopher Nolan’s second foray into Gotham, praising The Dark Knight for its clear anti-terrorism pro-Patriot Act stance. This became a major talking point throughout the news and blogosphere as the film’s popularity grew. And for folks as far right as Limbaugh, it must have felt like Christmas.

I mean, here we have a film,
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‘Scary Movie 5′ Review

Stars: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Jerry O’Connell, Erica Ash, Katt Williams, Gracie Whitton, Lidia Porto, Katrina Bowden, Snoop Dogg, Tyler Posey, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews | Written by Pat Proft, David Zucker | Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

The Scary Movie series returns to cinemas after a seven-year hiatus with Scary Movie 5, the fifth installment of the outrageous comedy horror franchise, which sees happily-married couple Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tinsdale) notice strange goings on when they return home with their newborn baby. They soon deduce that they’re being terrorized by an evil force and decide to use the latest home surveillance equipment to try and snare it for once and for all, with a little help from a panel of experts.

It doesn’t bode well for entry new franchise entry when none of the original cast members, not even the bit-parters, return for the sequel.
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Thn’s Top Five Worst Movie Parodies

Yesterday, Scary Movie 5 oozed its way into cinemas and to celebrate… to acknowledge said release, we looked at the Top Five Movie Parodies (now see here) and it was a right laugh.

But today, we don’t just scrape the bottom of the barrel, we kick it over and investigate the turds beneath. For today, we look at The Top Five Worst Movie Parodies. We say five, there’s tons of them here, in fact the Top Three encompasses thirteen films.

This won’t be easy, so I just want to say good luck. And we’re all counting on you.

5. Not Another Not Another Movie

dir. David Murphy (2011)

You may not have heard of this, but I can assure you it’s extraordinary. Nanam is a comedy about parodies, and while it could have been a scathing attack on the slew of awful ‘Movie’ movies (more on them
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A Naked Gun reboot? Now that really would be a Scary Movie

Either David Zucker is trying to distract us from his latest turkey or we're all staring down the barrel of another Naked Gun movie

Trying to sell an inferior product to a sceptical public is no fun. Faced with this task, it's common for people in the movie business to try and distract us by claiming they are reviving a long-lost greatest hit.

To this day, Kiefer Sutherland's strategy for promoting his current series Touch is to bang on relentlessly about how he wants to make a 24 movie. Then there's Harrison Ford, who spent half a decade manfully propping up dreck such as Hollywood Homicide and Firewall by hinting at the return of Indiana Jones. The fact that Indiana Jones did eventually return, but as the world's most disappointing fridge-riding alien hunter, is simply an unfortunate by-product of this.

So there's a chance that David Zucker doesn't really want
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5 Movies You Didn’t Know Had Hidden Political Commentaries

Politics and the movies have always shared a strange love affair. Whether it be a politically motivated actor or the endless theorizing from both sides of the aisle about which films do and don’t align with their particular beliefs.

Some films are far easier to decode than others. Some have a blatant political spin whether it be a film like Promised Land or a film like An American Carol. Others can be theorized about by political hacks and self proclaimed film experts (I am both). Films like Die Hard and Dirty Harry are claimed by the right while films like V For Vendetta or Avatar.

But, no matter how obvious the politics or particular commentaries on life are, every film has a message or a worldview if only because the creators had one. Besides, even if a film didn’t that wouldn’t stop incessant writers like myself from
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Another Paranormal Movie Comes Home

Paranormal Movie is looking to scare the shit out of you. Literally. Will it succeed? We'll find out soon enough as the flick is headed to home video via Image Entertainment. Read on for the latest.

From the Press Release

In the spirit of great parody films like Scary Movie, Not Another Teen Movie, and Dance Flick, Image Entertainment (a subsidiary of Rlj Entertainment) brings you Paranormal Movie on DVD and Digital Download April 9th. This movie takes you inside the twisted and outrageous mind of Kevin Farley (An American Carol) as he directs the celluloid potshots aimed squarely at the world-famous Paranormal Activity franchise. The film co-stars Carly Craig (The Three Stooges), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Maria Menounos (Tropic Thunder), and William Katt (The Greatest American Hero). Paranormal Movie will be available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97.

Life for Larry (Farley) has always been a little weird,
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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace talks Hansel & Gretel, The Lords of Salem

  • DailyDead
The Asylum recently released Hansel & Gretel, a modern take on the classic story that stars Dee Wallace as the witch. While we talked about her interest in playing the villain in Hansel & Gretel, I also learned about why she likes to perform many of her own stunts, and she told me about her time working with Rob Zombie on The Lords of Salem:

You recently appeared as the witch in Hansel & Gretel. Why were you interested in taking on this particular role?

Dee Wallace: First of all, because Anthony Ferrante approached me. I worked once with Anthony and I think he’s a brilliant new director, and a truly nice guy. When I read the script, I thought it was such an innovative take on the Hansel and Gretel story. It stays very true to the story, but updates it in a way that is good for 2013 and the horror genre.
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Indie Spotlight

  • DailyDead
The latest edition of the Indie Spotlight contains all of the recent independent horror news sent our way. In this feature, we have a zombie short called The Mmi Dead, a trailer for the Manos: The Hands of Fate retro video game, and much more:

The Mmi Dead: “The Mmi Dead, Minneapolis Media Institute’s take on the zombie craze is a mix of The Walking Dead, Night of the Living Dead, The Wizard of Oz, and our love movies in general (serious and campy). We shot most of this in a single day and worked on the post-production in our spare time over the month for December, 2012. It was an ambitious project and we are very happy with what we achieved. Hope you enjoy it too!”

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The Asylum’s Hansel and Gretel DVD Release Details: “After 200 years, the Brothers Grimm classic German tale needed a makeover, and ­­­­­in Hansel & Gretel,
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Blu-ray Review: Deplorable ‘Butter’ Deserves to be Recalled

  • HollywoodChicago.com
Chicago – Liberals have it easy at the movies. They can go an entire year without having to endure more than a handful of films attacking their ideology with varying degrees of intelligence. For every “An American Carol” or “Atlas Shrugged,” there are countless other pictures portraying rural right-wingers as simple-minded morons.

Yet Jim Field Smith’s “Butter” deserves to be placed in a category all its own. This is such an appallingly inept parody of Sarah Palin that it seems to have been made by Republicans to prove that the liberal media is indeed the spawn of Satan. Palin’s infamous incompetence makes her such an easy target that a satire would seem redundant. Much of the insipid dialogue Tina Fey uttered during her knockout Palin impression on “SNL” came directly from the politician herself, while Julianne Moore’s brilliant portrayal in HBO’s “Game Change” was the result of meticulous research.
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2016: Obama's America & the rightwing invasion

All those who grumble about the liberal media could be inundated by a deluge of movies catering specifically to them

In America, the biggest documentary of the year – and, according to Box Office Mojo, the second-biggest political documentary of all time – is a film called 2016: Obama's America. Based on conservative scholar Dinesh D'Souza's 2010 book The Roots of Obama's Rage, the film tries to put forward the notion that Barack Obama is actively attempting to diminish America's global influence.

In little over a month, 2016: Obama's America has gone on to gross $32m (£19.8m). Even Rupert Murdoch has urged that his Twitter followers should watch it. Whether or not the film will have any pull in November's presidential election is another matter – Fahrenheit 9/11 famously didn't in 2004, and that made more than $200m worldwide – but its success has been enough to get the Washington Post thinking. This week the Post
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Us Trailer for Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna Movie

  • Filmofilia
A brand new theatrical trailer of Trishna for the Us audience has been released showing off the tougher dramatic undercurrent running through it and giving us a deeper look at the relationship between Trishna, the eldest daughter who works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills and Jay, the wealthy son of a property [...]

Continue reading Us Trailer for Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna Movie on FilmoFilia.

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The Secret World Of Arrietty Trailer and Poster

  • Filmofilia
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for The Secret World of Arrietty, an animated adventure developed by Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo) and is based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series The Borrowers. The film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and featuring a voice cast for the English-language version including [...]

Continue reading The Secret World Of Arrietty Trailer and Poster on FilmoFilia.

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Happy Presidents Day: Today's ClusterFlick Challenge

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Today's Challenge: Can you link Jon Voight, who played George Washington in An American Carol, to Benjamin Walker, who's been cast as the 16th president in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer?

Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.

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Link | Posted 2/21/2011 by reelz

Jon Voight | Benjamin Walker | An American Carol | Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Exclusive: Three actors set for 'Peeples'

Exclusive: Three actors set for 'Peeples'
Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier have been cast in the 34th Street Films comedy "We the Peeples."

Tina Gordon Chism ("Drumline") wrote the screenplay and will direct for the first time. The story follows what happens when a child psychologist (Robinson) surprises his girlfriend (Washington) by showing up at her political family's annual get-together at their Sag Harbor vacation home only to find them desperately in need of therapy.

34th Street's Matt Moore is producing along with Tyler Perry Studios president Ozzie Areu, Paul Hall and Stephanie Allain. Lionsgate will release the film, which starts shooting in Connecticut in November.

Washington, repped by CAA and Washington Square Arts, recently starred in the Sundance premiere "Night Catches Us," "Mother and Child" and "Lakeview Terrace." She also stars in Perry's adaptation of "For Colored Girls," which Lionsgate releases in November.

Repped by UTA and 3 Arts, Robinson recently appeared in "Hot Tub Time Machine,
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Airplane at 30! The ride of their lives

Is Airplane! the funniest film ever? John Patterson talks to the three nobodies from Milwaukee whose movie sparked a comedy revolution

When David Zucker was a schoolkid in Milwaukee in the 1960s, one of his teachers made a prediction. "She said to me once, when I was fooling around in class, 'Zucker, I know one day I'll be paying good money to see you make me laugh, but right now, get your ass back in that chair and crack that book!'"

She was right. This badly behaved schoolkid would go on to reinvent Us screen comedy with a movie called Airplane!, which he co-directed and co-wrote. Today, speaking in Manhattan, David is feeling a little rough. He was out the night before, it turns out, celebrating the film's 30th anniversary with the movie's co-creators, his younger brother Jerry and their lifelong friend Jim Abrahams. "I just couldn't get out of bed this morning,
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Spoofs seek proof of life at boxoffice

Spoofs seek proof of life at boxoffice
Is the joke on spoofs?

Historically durable and profitable, the laugh-a-minute genre is showing signs of exhaustion. With New Regency's latest effort, "Vampires Suck," opening in theaters Wednesday, audiences will have their latest chance to prove there's still blood coursing through those comedic veins.

But some spoof boosters are not optimistic.

"Right now, spoof is creatively dead," writer-director Craig Mazin ("Scary Movie 3," "Superhero Movie") said. "There's a big quality problem, and there needs to be a big shift."

The creative team behind "Suck," which takes its inspiration from the global popularity of the "Twilight" movies and the current obsession with vampires generally, is seasoned with the newest, 21st century-style of spoof movie. Writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have had a hand in "Spy Hard," "Scary Movie," "Date Movie," "Epic Movie," "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie" (that last one proved far too true to its name).

Almost all
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