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The Escape From New York Reboot Has John Carpenter’s Blessing; Robert Rodriguez Still Attached To Direct

Snake Plissken is headed back to the silver screen.

Plans for a new interpretation of Escape From New York are afoot – it’s more of a prequel than an out-and-out remake, according to scribe Neil Cross (Luther) – and it seems legendary director John Carpenter has now given his blessing to the fledgling project.

Said to be the first chapter in a bona fide prequel trilogy – think of how Fox’s Planet of the Apes series received a new lease of life circa 2011 – Escape From New York will be helmed by Robert Rodriguez, and we’re now learning that Cross and Rodriguez’s story plan has received the seal of approval from Carpenter himself.

Here’s what Cross told Deadline, with a tip of the hat to Bloody Disgusting:

Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it’s looking good and exciting. It was quite a challenging script, it’s a challenging thing to reinvent.
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Trump’s competing with Kim Jong Un and the Dreamers for Time’s Person Of The Year

For a while there, things didn’t look good for Donald Trump being named Time’s Person Of The Year for the second year in a row, a title we must remind readers and apparently the president that isn’t a superlative along the lines of “Best Hair” or “Most Likely To Succeed At Kicking Off World War III,” but an…

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Idw releasing remastered edition of Rick Veitch’s classic superhero series The One

Idw Publishing has announced the upcoming release of newly remastered version of Rick Veitch’s groundbreaking superhero series The One, with completely new coloring that has been overseen by Veitch himself.

“The One grew out of two things: my fear of a possible nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, and my deep conviction that the genre of superheroes had a lot of room to develop and mature,” said writer/artist Veitch. “Revisiting the series, done in 1984 while the Cold War was still raging, I’m ruefully surprised how relevant the story is to our current volatile situation.”

The One is a world-spanning, continent-crushing, over-the-top adventure story that brings the United States and Russia to the brink of annihilation… from both nuclear warheads and crazed superheroes-run-amok! Originally published in the mid-80s during the height of tensions between American capitalism and Soviet era communism, The One depicts
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Game Of Thrones Star Liam Cunningham Rules Out Surprise Cameo From [Spoiler]

Ser Davos Seaworth (Aka the Onion Knight) is arguably one of the unsung heroes populating HBO’s Game of Thrones, and if there’s anyone who deserves a happy end in season 8, it’s Liam Cunningham’s former smuggler.

But the blood-drenched fields of Westeros are not known for their happy endings, so the chances of Marya Seaworth appearing in Thrones‘ eighth and final season are slim to none. That’s something Cunningham acknowledged during a recent interview with TV Guide, where the actor pointed to the truncated episode count as the primary reason why Mrs. Seaworth is unlikely to feature.

Said he:

I don’t think it’s going to happen. We’ve got six episodes left and we’re ramping up to World War III in Westeros. The introduction of my fabulously beautiful wife, I’d imagine, is not going to be seen.

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Final Film ‘The Sacrifice’ Receives Trailer for Theatrical Restoration

After a gorgeous restoration of his landmark existential sci-f film Stalker earlier this year, another Andrei Tarkovsky masterpiece has been remastered and is coming to theaters. The director’s final film, The Sacrifice, has recently undergone a 4K restoration and ahead of a screening at New York Film Festival and theatrical run starting at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a new trailer has arrived.

Judging from the trailer, this restoration does justice to Tarkovsky’s swan song with no shortages of haunting imagery. The Sweden-shot film follows an upper-class family who learns World War III is upon them. Starring Sven Vollter, Alexander Erland Josephson, Allan Edwall, Valerie Mairesse, Gudron S Gisladottir, and Susan Fleetwood, check out the trailer and poster below.

The sacrifice in Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film, completed only months before his death from cancer at the age of 54, is performed by Alexander, an aging professor who
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Celebrities Respond to Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Rap

Celebrities Respond to Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Rap
Eminem decimated Donald Trump during a freestyle rap that was shown at the Bet Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday evening and it has gained some praise from the entertainment industry and scorn from Trump supporters. It's safe to say that the Detroit rapper does not have any Trump supporters in his corner after the passionate and frustrated anti-Trump freestyle rap went viral. As it turns out, that was exactly Eminem's intent, he made it abundantly clear that if his fans support Donald Trump, that he doesn't want them to be his fans any longer.

The anti-Trump freestyle is entitled "The Storm," which is a reference to Donald Trump's vague comments about the "calm before the storm" that he made late last week. Many believe that Trump is inching us closer to World War III every day and view his comments about the "calm" to be in direct reference to conflict with North Korea.
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Celebrities Respond to Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Rap

Celebrities Respond to Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Rap
Eminem decimated Donald Trump during a freestyle rap that was shown at the Bet Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday evening and it has gained some praise from the entertainment industry and scorn from Trump supporters. It's safe to say that the Detroit rapper does not have any Trump supporters in his corner after the passionate and frustrated anti-Trump freestyle rap went viral. As it turns out, that was exactly Eminem's intent, he made it abundantly clear that if his fans support Donald Trump, that he doesn't want them to be his fans any longer.

The anti-Trump freestyle is entitled "The Storm," which is a reference to Donald Trump's vague comments about the "calm before the storm" that he made late last week. Many believe that Trump is inching us closer to World War III every day and view his comments about the "calm" to be in direct reference to conflict with North Korea.
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Eminem Incinerates Trump in Powerful Freestyle Rap

Eminem Incinerates Trump in Powerful Freestyle Rap
Rapper Eminem took his opinion of Donald Trump to the public on Tuesday night's Bet Hip Hop Awards in a scathing 4-minute freestyle rap. Trump has caused a lot of controversy over the last 9 months and many in America are starting to get restless and beginning to share their true thoughts on the man who has divided the United States in a way that hasn't been seen in decades. To say the first private citizen to be elected president is polarizing would be a severe understatement, as his supporters love his non-politician antics while the other side, and most of the world, can't stay quiet any longer.

The Detroit rapper slammed Donald Trump back in 2016 with an even longer free-style rap entitled "Campaign Speech," clocking in at 9 minutes. But as previously mentioned, a lot has happened in 9 months since the new president took office. Eminem's latest free-style is called,
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‘The Sacrifice’ Trailer: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Newly Restored Final Masterpiece Returns [Exclusive]

When he passed away at the age of 54, Andrei Tarkovsky left a tremendous cinematic legacy with only seven feature films to his name. And his final film, “The Sacrifice,” completed just months before he would succumb to cancer, was his final masterpiece. Now, it has been newly restored and its headed back to the big screen where it deserves to be experienced.

Starring Sven Vollter, Erland Josephson, Allan Edwall, Valerie Mairesse, Gudron S Gisladottir, and Susan Fleetwood, and gorgeously shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, the film takes viewers to the anxious edge of World War III, where one family faces the looming horror.

Continue reading ‘The Sacrifice’ Trailer: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Newly Restored Final Masterpiece Returns [Exclusive] at The Playlist.
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Donald Trump Mocks ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ in Latest Twitter Storm

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Donald Trump Mocks ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ in Latest Twitter Storm
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to continue his war of words with Republican Senator Bob Corker — and he also managed to take a swipe at the New York Times. The immediate focus of the president’s ire today was Corker’s decision to record an on-the-record conversation with the Times in which the Tennessee Republican said Trump’s recklessness was putting the United States “on the path to World War III.” Also Read: Donald Trump Trolls Espn Over Jemele Hill: 'No Wonder Ratings Have Tanked' “The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation,
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Deadspin Video Appears To Show Dolphins O-Line Coach Chris Foerster Snorting Lines | Jezebel NeNe, N

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Deadspin Video Appears To Show Dolphins O-Line Coach Chris Foerster Snorting Lines | Jezebel NeNe, No! | Earther A Disturbing Amount of the World’s Honey Is Laced With Insecticides | Splinter Gop Senator Says Nearly All Senate Republicans Think Trump Could Cause ‘World War III’ | The Root White Female Candidate Gets Triggered, Claims…

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‘Watchmen’ TV Series From Damon Lindelof Lands Pilot Order at HBO

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‘Watchmen’ TV Series From Damon Lindelof Lands Pilot Order at HBO
Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” series has landed a pilot order at HBO. The network has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series based on the seminal DC Comics graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The story is set in 1985 as the U.S. is nearing World War III with the Soviet Union, at a time when superheroes and costumed vigilantes are commonplace. Also Read: 'The Leftovers' Star Carrie Coon Is 'Heartbroken' by Show's Emmy Snubs: 'We've Never Been Recognized' Lindelof teased the start of pre-production on Tuesday by posting an Instagram pic of a
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2017 Fall Movie Preview: Everything You Need to See

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2017 Fall Movie Preview: Everything You Need to See
Fall is a special time of year. Leaves slowly turn a different color. Daylight savings time gives us all a reason to fall back. And there are movies. Great, glorious, marvelously crafted movies! With the help of L.A. Weekly, we're breaking down exactly what you'll want to see and what you might not want to waist your time on over these last four months of 2017. Between It and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we're getting a lot of crazy, cool cinematic excursions, some Oscar hopefuls and others not so much. But whatever it might be, we're sure there is an audience out there for it somewhere.

Many people wait for this time of year. They spend the majority of their time watching all the hot new TV shows. But there will still be a reason to get out of the house on the weekends. As Hollywood is making one
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NYFF55 Revivals Includes Restored Films By Godard, Hou, Costa, Tarkovsky & More

It’s a given that their Main Slate — the fresh, the recently buzzed-about, the mysterious, the anticipated — will be the New York Film Festival’s primary point of attraction for both media coverage and ticket sales. But while a rather fine lineup is, to these eyes, deserving of such treatment, the festival’s latest Revivals section — i.e. “important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners,” per their press release — is in a whole other class, one titanic name after another granted a representation that these particular works have so long lacked.

The list speaks for itself, even (or especially) if you’re more likely to recognize a director than title. Included therein are films by Andrei Tarkovsky (The Sacrifice), Hou Hsiao-hsien (Daughter of the Nile, a personal favorite), Pedro Costa (Casa de Lava; trailer here), Jean-Luc Godard (the rarely seen,
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Trump’s Tweet-Brags on Nuclear Arsenal and ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat Against North Korea Have Twitter Bracing for Wwiii

Trump’s Tweet-Brags on Nuclear Arsenal and ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat Against North Korea Have Twitter Bracing for Wwiii
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to boast that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is “now far stronger and more powerful than ever before,” thanks to his administration.

“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal,” he wrote.

“Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!” he added in a second tweet.

The tweets come amid North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats and one day after Trump issued a warning Tuesday from his golf course in Bedminster,
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Tequila Tumbles, Room Races, and Tinsley's Tears! The Craziest Moments from Rhony's Epic Mexico Trip

Tequila Tumbles, Room Races, and Tinsley's Tears! The Craziest Moments from Rhony's Epic Mexico Trip
The ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City have had some epic vacations in the past (see: Scary Island). But Wednesday’s trip to Mexico might just take the cake!

Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Luann D’Agostino, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer left the Big Apple behind for a trip to Puerto Vallarta. While the President’s Day weekend getaway was supposed to bring fun in the sun and a relief from the stresses of life at home, the drama that followed proved to be anything but relaxing.

Here were four of the biggest
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Damon Lindelof ‘Watchmen’ Series in Early Development at HBO

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Damon Lindelof ‘Watchmen’ Series in Early Development at HBO
A “Watchmen” television series is in early development at HBO with “The Leftovers'” co-creator Damon Lindelof attached, a person close to the project told TheWrap. Zack Snyder, who directed the 2009 “Watchmen” film, shopped around a “Watchmen” series back in 2015. However, Snyder is no longer attached to the project and Lindelof is starting over independently, the insider said. “Watchmen” will be based off the Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name, which was released in 1986-87. The story follows a group of superheroes that falls apart when one of its members is murdered — as the world is on the brink of World War III.
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‘Watchmen’: Damon Lindelof Developing HBO TV Series

‘Watchmen’: Damon Lindelof Developing HBO TV Series
The Leftovers” may have departed HBO, but Damon Lindelof is still here — and he’s getting back to work.

Variety is reporting the co-creator of the most critically-acclaimed drama series of 2017 is in talks to return to the pay cable giant for a new adaptation: “Watchmen.”

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ limited series of comic books was published by DC Comics in 1987 to great reviews and booming sales. In 2009, Zach Snyder adapted the graphic novel collection into a movie for Warner Bros., which was met with mixed critical reaction and middling box office returns, given its budget.

Read More: ‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

Lindelof is under an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, but the HBO series is not expected to be connected to the film. In 2015, it was reported that HBO was interested in making a “Watchmen” series with Zach Snyder, but nothing developed beyond a meeting between the network and director. Lindelof is expected to start over, rather than adapt any pre-existing scripts.

Watchmen” has long been considered a tricky project to bring to screens. The comics’ story focuses on an alternate timeline where superheroes change the course of human history. After emerging in the ’40s, superheroes helped the United States win the Vietnam War, but the Watergate scandal was never brought to light and Nixon remained president through the early ’80s. By 1985, when the story primarily takes place, the U.S. is headed toward World War III (against the Soviet Union) and superheroes are outlawed. Some have retired, while others are working for the government.

Read More: ‘The Leftovers’: Damon Lindelof on the ‘Tremendous’ Debate Over the Finale’s Biggest Twist — ‘Everybody Was Depressed’

Functioning as a serious, dramatic story, “Watchmen” deconstructs the traditional superhero comics that preceded it. During an investigation into the murder of a superhero, Doctor Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, and more superheroes uncover a massive government conspiracy.

The original comics covered just 12 issues, telling a complete story, but there’s no word so far as to whether the HBO series will be an ongoing property or a limited series. Lindelof has made it known in the past that he’s a proponent of shorter series with definitive end dates.

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‘Akira’: Rumored Live-Action Director Is Against Whitewashing

‘Akira’: Rumored Live-Action Director Is Against Whitewashing
Hiro Murai has words of advice for whoever plans to take on the live-action “Akira” remake: don’t whitewash.

“Not just because of the backlash lately, but that story is so tied to post-war Japan and ideology,” he said in an interview with IndieWire. “I think it’d be a shame, it’d be a missed opportunity [to cast non-Asians].”

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Akira” began as manga in 1982 and was adapted into an anime film six years later. Taking place 37 years after a nuclear explosion starts World War III, the story centers on the new city called Neo-Tokyo, which is beset by anti-government terrorism and gang violence. Shotaro Kaneda leads a local biker gang who has to stop his friend Tetsuo Shima from using his newly awakened psionic powers. The fierce Kei is a member of the
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