Italian Stage And Screen Actor Giorgio Albertazzi Dead at 92

ROME — Giorgio Albertazzi, the lionlike actor and director who was a leading light of the Italian stage for more than six decades but is best known to global French film lovers for playing the seducer with an Italian accent simply called X in Alain Resnais’ 1961 now classic “Last Year at Marienbad,” died Saturday in… Read more »

‘Apocalypse’ & ‘Alice’ Take A Dive On Saturday As Memorial Day B.O. Bloodbath Continues – Late Night Update

5TH UPDATE, Saturday 11:40 PM: Tropical Storm Bonnie, the first of the year to threaten the U.S., will hit South Carolina by Sunday night. As such, distrib chiefs can’t use the weather as an excuse yet for what has been a lackluster Memorial Day weekend at the B.O.
The new titles — 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass  were both down today from their Friday returns, respectively -24% and -11%. Meanwhile, most of the holdovers…

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Watch Robert Kirkman’s pilot for the Cinemax series OUTCAST dir by Adam Wingard here!!!

Your Child Is Probably Possessed Just Like This!

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Hey folks, Harry here…  Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD – just completely fucking owns me.   Love it, my dad loves it, the world loves it – and some folks don’t.   That’s fine.   To me, I’ll watch the show until it loses me and I’m nowhere near close to that point.   FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is a horse of a different color.   The last 4 episodes was like breathing Carbon Monoxide…  a slow poisonous death that I wish on nobody, and after the first two episodes of this season showed such promise.   But that Season finale made the suck of the 3 previous just feel like complete wasted suckass television and I wasn’t high on watching the next show from the mind of Robert Kirkman – and that just felt bogus to me.
Then a film/media friend of mine and I were talking about PREACHER which he hadn’t seen, and he was talking about how I had to fucking watch OUTCAST – and when I saw the pilot tonight as a watch via YOUTUBE, I put it on the big screen and Yoko & I gave it a stream.   FUCKING GREAT I SAY!
The pilot is directed by Adam Wingard of YOU’RE NEXT fame – and he kills it.   As we watched it Lightning Storm came a blowing into Austin, which was the best ambient sounds you could have for this.  So turn out all the lights – and here… giva  a look see…
 

See –

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Sunday Brings THRONES 6.6!!

Sunday Brings THRONES 6.6!!

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I am – Hercules!!
The origin of Hodor’s name was the invention of George R.R. Martin, who apparently revealed it to the “Game of Thrones” showrunners in a hotel room some time ago. (Does this mean all of Martin’s plans for future novels were disseminated to David Benioff and D.B Weiss verbally?)
Game of Thrones 6.6 FAQ
What’s it called? “Blood Of My Blood.”
Who’s responsible? Teleplay is credited to Bryan Cogman.
What says HBO? “An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).”
 
Last week. On “Game Of Thrones.”
* “I can still feel what he did in my body,” Sansa Stark explained to Peter Baelish.
* Arya witnessed an apocryphal season-one recap, then snuck backstage to gaze upon the stage-star she was assigned to murder.
* Not far from a tree bearing the face of Max Von Sydow, Bran witnessed the creation of The Night King.
* What is dead can never die.  We learned Euron has designs on the Khaleesi and that it is difficult to drown the Ironborn. Also, drier Greyjoys absconded with the Iron Islands’ best ships.
* Jorah Mormont confirmed he loves the Khaleesi and is turning to stone.
* “Do you remember what you heard that night when the sorcerer tossed your parts into the fire?” the red priestess asked Varys. “You heard a voice call out from the flames, do

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The James Cameron Produced Robert Rodriguez Directed ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL has found its star!!!

Pieced together from a junkyard of the 25th Century…

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Hey folks, Harry here…  This is one of those projects that is kinda pretty much legendary at this point for me.   James Cameron has been in control of this beloved MANGA property for ages.  Of all Cameron’s projects, this was always the one that Rodriguez envied most.  He’s been friends with Jim for a very very long time and while Robert never would go into detail, Cameron apparently showed him some sort of test – pre-AVATAR time that had Robert drooling WANTING to tell me, but knowing about the James Cameron Assassin team, he dared not.   
When it got announced that Rodriguez was getting to take over this project, I was ecstatic.   Cameron’s announced slate of AVATAR films seems to be the passion that has gripped Cameron – and really I can’t fault him.  AVATAR came from his noggin entirely, this was always an adaptation of an epic MANGA series that could very well become it’s own franchise.   It is a very long tale indeed – and Rodriguez getting to work on something this rich with awesome, well…  So happy!

Our pals over at COLLIDER are saying that Rosa Salazar has secured the role of the titular junkyard badass, Alita.   You might remember her from THE MAZE RUNNER: SCORCHED TRIALS or INSURGENT.  I liked her role in SCORCHED TRIALS, but that other film series… honestly – I just can’t stand.  There’s something that rings completely wrong with me, but anyways, that’s not her fault, it’s the whole

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Capone explores the intellectual love triangle MAGGIE’S PLAN, with writer-director Rebecca Miller

Capone explores the intellectual love triangle MAGGIE’S PLAN, with writer-director Rebecca Miller

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. After making several films based on books she authored (PERSONAL VELOCITY, THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE) or on an original screenplay (ANGELA, THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE), filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s latest, MAGGIE’S PLAN, is her first movie based on the unpublished work of an outside author—her friend Karen Rinaldi. Ironically, the work feels like an especially personal story involving the lives and loves of a creative group of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, played by the likes of Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudoph, and Travis Fimmel. Considering that Miller herself grew up in a home with creative types—her father is author and playwright Arthur Miller; her mother is photographer Inge Morath—it should come as no surprise that MAGGIE’S PLAN (which she adapted) is both an examination of such a household and perhaps even a cautionary tale. Miller was in Chicago recently where I got to sit down with her to discuss the film and the story that inspired it, as well as how her husband (actor Daniel Day Lewis) helped her cast a critical role in the movie. We were joined by the film’s producer, Damon Cardasis, and it was great chat about a more intellectual take on the romantic-comedy genre. Please enjoy my chat with Rebecca Miller and Damon Cardasis… Capone: I saw this film for the first time at Sundance. I didn’t realize until the second time that nearly everyone in this

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Sam Mendes: “I Think It’s Time For Somebody Else” To Direct Bond

It is still not clear whether or not Daniel Craig is officially finished with James Bond, but if the actor who revitalized the character leaves it behind, he’ll have company. Sam Mendes, who helmed two back to back Bond flicks – 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre – that collectively earned nearly two billion dollars, has confirmed that he’s finished with the 007 franchise.
“It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it,” the American Beauty Oscar-winner said…

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