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Flashback: Pearl Jam Unveil ‘Animal’ at 1993 MTV Video Music Awards

Flashback: Pearl Jam Unveil ‘Animal’ at 1993 MTV Video Music Awards
Pearl Jam announced not only dates for a North American tour yesterday, but also a release date for their upcoming LP Gigaton. They’d been dropping hints for the past week about an album, but until yesterday nobody knew the title or any details about it. We now know that it was produced by the band and Josh Evans and that new single “Dance of the Clairvoyants” will be released in “the coming weeks,” but not a lot more.

A single Mike McCready quote in the press release, however, does
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Bautista Enters Gears of War 5 as Playable Character in Marcus Fenix Armor

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The jury is out on whether or not we'll ever see a Gears of War movie starring Dave Bautista, but the wrestler-turned-actor is finally making his way to that universe. It's been revealed that Bautista will be coming to Gears 5 as a playable character shortly after the game's official launch later this week. Bautista shared the news personally, with Xbox confirming the news officially as well.

Dave Bautista has been particularly vocal about his desire to star in a live-action movie based on the video game franchise. No doubt, that helped to pave the way for this to take place. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Stuber star took to Twitter to make the announcement. He shared a video of him decked out in Gears armor, turning around to face the camera and saying, "It's about f****** time," while putting on some shades. Bautista shared the video with the following caption.
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Dave Bautista’s Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special Looks Terrible (Video)

Dave Bautista’s Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special Looks Terrible (Video)
Anything Kumail Nanjiani can do, his “Stuber” co-star Dave Bautista can do better. Well, except for stand-up comedy, if his (fake) Netflix special is any indication. There are probably other things too, to be honest.

On Wednesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the former WWE Superstar let ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel exclusively debut the trailer for his Netflix stand-up comedy special. The real man behind pro-wrestling character “The Animal” Batista has never done stand-up before, but he said Netflix offered him $10 million to give it a shot.

That number perked Kumail’s ears up. After all, he’s a real — and successful — stand-up comic.

Also Read: WWE Champion Kofi Kingston on Wrestling in Sneakers, and if You Should Eat Those Pancakes

Kimmel’s clip of Bautista’s special, appropriately titled “I’ve Never Done This Before,” is about as tough to watch as you might imagine. The taping’s
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Dave Bautista – Aka WWE’s Batista – to Return to Wrestling, Will Face Triple H at WrestleMania 35 (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
Dave Bautista – Aka WWE’s Batista – to Return to Wrestling, Will Face Triple H at WrestleMania 35 (Exclusive)
Dave Bautista, a.k.a. WWE Superstar Batista, will return to the ring to wrestle Triple H at April’s WrestleMania 35, a person with knowledge of the plans tells TheWrap.

Bautista, who left WWE five years ago for Hollywood, appeared on “Raw” Monday night to spoil the legendary Ric Flair’s 70th birthday celebration. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star beat up the Nature Boy backstage, then turned to WWE cameras and asked Triple H if he has his “attention” now.

We’d say so. Watch the assault on Flair take place via the video above.

Also Read: Roman Reigns Returns to WWE 'Raw' With Cancer Update: 'I'm in Remission, Y'all' (Video)

The man who plays Drax in the Disney movies and loses the “u” in his last name for wrestling also appeared on WWE’s “SmackDown 1000” in October, which is where this new feud with Triple H slowly began.
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Screen Australia provides $300,000 in development funding

Short film ‘Oddlands’, which is being developed into a six-part series. (Photo: Georgina Savage)

Screen Australia has announced $300,000 of story development funding for six features, four TV dramas and two online series.

The slate includes feature film Memoir of a Snail from Oscar-winner Adam Elliot; Aleph, a science-fiction series from Porchlight Films about a mother who faces the unthinkable decision of saving her daughter or humanity; and online dark comedy Plushed, which explores mental illness through the eyes of a toy.

This is the the second round of funding announced since Screen Australia’s changes to development funding guidelines last July. Recently the agency has made further clarifications to the guidelines to improve the application process, which include increasing the pitch video length to up to four minutes, adding budget level limits to more clearly differentiate the Generate and Premium funds adding an opportunity to provide a paragraph synopsis to a proof of concept.
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First Look: Sam Neill and Michael Caton in ‘Rams’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
First Look: Sam Neill and Michael Caton in ‘Rams’ (Exclusive)
Sam Neill (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) and Michael Caton (“The Animal”) can be seen in-character in the eagerly-anticipated “Rams” in these exclusive first-look images from the shoot. The pair play sheep farmers and estranged brothers Colin (Neill) and Les (Caton).

They are a chalk and cheese pair – Colin is studious and introverted, while Les is hot-headed and crude. But they must reunite after a 40-year silence to save their flocks after the authorities order the slaughter of their sheep when a ram is found to be carrying a rare disease.

The film is a reimagining of Grimur Hakonarson’s earlier picture, which was set in Iceland and won the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The English-language version is being filmed in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

“Rams” was adapted by screenwriter Jules Duncan and is being produced by Janelle Landers and Aidan O’Bryan from Australia-based Wbmc.
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A Who’s Who In Hotel Artemis…

All you need to know about the A-List cast starring in the upcoming unmissable action thriller.

Jodie Foster

After her breakout role as Iris in Taxi Driver (still one of the all-time greatest child performances), Foster went on to win two academy awards for Best Actress in a leading role, including for her fantastic portrayal of FBI trainee Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. In the 2010s she’s focused more on directing, having directed episodes of acclaimed TV shows Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror and the bizarre Mel Gibson drama The Beaver, but you may have seen her in the black comedy Carnage or as the villain in Elysium.

Sterling K. Brown

In 2018, Sterling K. Brown made history by becoming the first African American actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. With this
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That Time Rob Schneider Got Rejected for Academy Membership

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That Time Rob Schneider Got Rejected for Academy Membership
Kobe Bryant isn’t the first famous person to be rejected for membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2003, Rob Schneider applied to become a member of the Academy — the organization that gives out the Oscars each year — and was denied entry because the actors branch decided that the “Saturday Night Live” alum had not showed enough range in films like “The Animal” and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.”

“There were some people who felt that basically he has played very similar characters over and over,” Bruce Davis, the Academy’s executive director, told the Wall Street Journal after the organization decided not to extend an invitation.

Also Read: No Kobe, No Problem: Oscars Academy's Class of 2018 on Track to Be as Big and Diverse as Last 2 Years'

Schneider, who had acted in more than 20 movies and starred in such hits as 1999’s “Deuce Bigelow,” had his supporters.
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018

Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018
Emmy winners Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) and Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) head up the new Hulu original series “The Looming Tower,” which chronicles the rise of Osama Bin-Laden. Also featured in this docudrama about the inter-agency rivalry between the CIA and FBI in the first part of this century are Golden Globe nominees Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. The first of the 10 episodes starts streaming on Hulu on Feb. 28.

Before then, Hulu viewers will get a chance to see another acclaimed docudrama, the film “Detroit” by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”). She reteamed with screenwriter Mark Boal, who also picked up an Oscar for “The Hurt Locker,” for this acclaimed film. “Detroit” documents the riots that beset the motor city in the summer of 1967 after the police raid an unlicensed bar on July 23 and arrest the 82 patrons and staff. Over the course of just five days, 43 people died
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The Square – Review

Julian (Dominic West) endures the actions of a performer named Oleg (Terry Notary), in Ruben Ostlund’s satire The Square. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures (c).

Ruben Ostlund’s satire The Square was Cannes’ Palme D’Or winner this year but this ambitious film is a decidedly unusual winner. Ostlund’s previous film, Force Majeure, explored a single morally-bad choice in a caustically comic way. The Square turns a satiric eye on modern art, contemporary society, political correctness, homelessness, sex, income inequality and more, although it often focuses on the subject of trust. The Square, partly in English and partly in Swedish with subtitles, is sly, darkly satiric and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny film, when it is not just downright disturbing. This is not a film for everyone, but it has rewards for those up for its wild ride.

The story revolves around Christian (Claes Bang), the curator at a modern art museum in Sweden.
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Finn Balor’s WWE return dates leaked? Injured WWE star returns at weekend show…

WWE are pretty notorious about sending cease and desist letters to anyone even slightly encroaching on their intellectual property. The reason Cody Rhodes just goes by ‘Cody’ in all his post-wwe appearances is because WWE actually own the ‘Cody Rhodes’ name.

So global makeup brand Maybelline better watch out, after Sasha Banks exposed their ‘Lash Like A Boss’ campaign on Twitter below…

What the gimmick infringement is this @Maybelline ????? @JudgeJudy @DrPhil pic.twitter.com/b2306QGLWA

— notorious Sb (@SashaBanksWWE) February 19, 2017

Good that she copied in respected legal institutions Judge Judy and Doctor Phil there.

WWE has their big television shows Raw and Smackdown, but each brand also tours live events throughout the week that aren’t broadcast. They’re purely for those in attendance, and are thus called house shows. These are the perfect environments to work out storylines, try out new gimmicks and practice big spots before doing them on television or pay-per-view.
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Rome: 'The Accountant', 'Birth Of A Nation' among line-up

Rome: 'The Accountant', 'Birth Of A Nation' among line-up
Guests attending this year to include Bernardo Bertolucci, Don DeLillo, Ralph Fiennes.Scroll down for full line-up

The Rome Film Festival (Oct 13-23) has revealed its line-up for 2016.

The festival will present 44 films and documentaries in its official programme, selected from 26 countries.

Rome will open with Barry JenkinsMoonlight, which premiered in Toronto.

Further titles in the Official Selection include Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant [pictured], starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea, and Oliver Stone’s Snowden.

The festival’s previously announced Alice In The City line-up will include John Carney’s Sing Street and Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic.

The Everybody’s Talking About It strand, which highlights films that has generated exceptional buzz following their international debuts, will showcase Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan, Michael Grandage’s Genius, David Mackenzie’s Hell Or High Water, and [link=nm
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Dodgier than the Krays: Two-star film review hidden on Tom Hardy's Legend poster is a bit of a cheat

Dodgier than the Krays: Two-star film review hidden on Tom Hardy's Legend poster is a bit of a cheat
A two-star review from The Guardian (that's just one star per twin) is hiding in this new poster for Tom Hardy's Kray twins biopic Legend, and you've got two seconds to spot it.

The incident was first brought to light by the alarmed Guardian reviewer himself, Benjamin Lee, who tweeted this:

Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film pic.twitter.com/zvOyIxHQ3h

Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) September 8, 2015

A tip of the cap to Legend's marketing team, then, for turning an unfortunate critical assessment into a social media phenomenon.

Lighting up Twitter like it's the second coming of Keyboard Cat, the internet has been snorting into its collective flat whites this morning over this cinematic subterfuge, but it's not the first time it's happened.

Here, for Chris Morris's Four Lions, any instance of the word "funny" was used, which really emphasised something: the film's funny.
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Wet Hot American Summer’s Undefinable Brand of Smart Stupidity

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Wet Hot American Summer’s Undefinable Brand of Smart Stupidity
If I'd listened to the guy at Blockbuster, I might never have seen Wet Hot American Summer at such a pivotal time. "Don't get this," the Blockbuster guy said when I brought the DVD to the register. "You'll regret it." In all my years of Blockbuster-ing I had never been told that I'd "regret" a rental, not even Under Siege 2: Dark Territory or Rob Schneider's The Animal. I asked him why he hated it so much. "Because it's dumb as hell and it makes no sense," he clarified. I rented it anyway. And then I took it to my friend's house where we proceeded to laugh harder than we'd ever laughed before, all the while wondering: What were we seeing that this other guy didn't? And: Why wasn't this a thing that everyone was talking about? Looking back on the initial reviews of the film — and they are famously,
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Movie Review – Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Let’s Be Cops, 2014.

Directed by Luke Greenfield.

Starring Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key and Andy Garcia.

Synopsis:

Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

I am told that our pretend cop co-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have some incredible comedic chemistry together on the hit sitcom New Girl, and after watching Let’s Be Cops that is a statement I am inclined to believe. Simply put, their camaraderie is the only thing holding the film together from crumbling down into a total disaster. The core of those problems come from director and writer Luke Greenfield, a.k.a. the talentless schmuck that directed The Animal starring Rob Schneider.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Can Bautista End the Curse of Tor Johnson?

'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Can Bautista End the Curse of Tor Johnson?
Marvel Studios is taking its biggest risk yet with Guardians of the Galaxy, banking on an obscure team of heroes to bridge the gap until the next Avengers flick roars into theaters. But there's an even larger obstacle standing in the way of box-office success: Dave Bautista.

To the uninitiated, Bautista is a six-time world champion in Vince McMahon's wrestling circus, and one of the most iconic squared-circle stars of the last decade. In Guardians, he plays intergalactic warrior Drax the Destroyer, which is unquestionably his biggest role to date.
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New ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Red Band Trailer: Johnson & Wayans Cause Trouble

This August’s Let’s Be Cops will, among other things, test the box office mettle of New Girl costars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., together onscreen again. Most of the red band trailer footage shown thus far (including, in the preview featured above), has been heavy on broad comedy setups, indicating that the movie isn’t that far apart from a feature-length, R-Rated sitcom episode; though, in all fairness, that’s to be expected from a film co-written and directed by Luke Greenfield (helmsman on the Rob Schneider comedy The Animal and the porn star rom-com The Girl Next Door).

Not every summer Hollywood comedy can be witty exercise in post-modern comedy and self satire like 22 Jump Street, though – or even a quirky raunch-com with elements of social commentary such as Neighbors, for that matter – and the truth is, sometimes a ...

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'Let's Be Cops' Trailer with Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson

'Let's Be Cops' Trailer with Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson
It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Watch as Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have too much fun in a career they only thought was pretend. Is Let's Be Cops the must see comedy of the summer? Or will this be another miss for director Luke Greenfield, the man behind The Animal, Something Borrowed, and The Girl Next Door?

Let's Be Cops comes to theaters August 13th, 2014 and stars Nina Dobrev, King, Angela Kerecz, Jake Johnson, Andy Garcia, James D'Arcy, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle. The film is directed by Luke Greenfield.
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Watch: Damon Wayans, Jr and Jake Johnson in Red Band ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Trailer

Could this be the most cliché comedy of the year? I think so. It certainly runs in the family when it comes to Damon Wayans Jr. “Let’s Be Cops” looks just like his dads flick “White Chicks”, but worse. How is that even possible? Okay, so the deal is this: it’s a buddy cop film, but they’re not cops. They’re pretending to be cops for, what seems to be, their own personal pleasure of having sex with intoxicated girls and getting free stuff. Seriously, who writes this? I’ll tell you who...Luke Greenfield. Greenfield is the guy behind “The Animal”. You [...]

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8 Actors We Never Need to See in Another Movie Ever Again

Fame is a fleeting fox that outruns most. Sometimes, notoriety outshines its own spotlight. Whether through the casting couch or blood, sweat and tears, the occasional performer will squeak through to the other side and achieve a modicum of accolades. Some are worthwhile, while others are unbearable. We all have that irritating nitpick of an actor who occasional, and suddenly, pops up in a movie just when the getting is good, and it swerves the car completely off the road. "Who invited this guy?" we ask ourselves, hoping s/he gets killed off before we have to get up out of our seat and ask for our money back.

It's a mild irritation, all things considered.

And then there's that very special group of actors who simply don't belong in movies at all. Yet there they are, begging us to watch them, vying for our attention before they are quickly
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