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Gladiator 2 Is Still Happening, Top Gun 2 Writer Takes on Script

Gladiator 2 Is Still Happening, Top Gun 2 Writer Takes on Script
It's been a few months since we've heard any further whispers about the possible Gladiator sequel that has been in the works since, well, you know, since the first movie hits theaters way back in 2000. And today seems to be no different as this morning we have word via the producers of the planned Gladiator 2, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, that they are still working with director Ridley Scott and Peter Craig on the film and the story will pick up 25-30 years later, which makes sense.

The producing pair were out and about promoting their newest installment in the Men in Black series. During the recent and ongoing press tour for Mib 4, Parkes and MacDonald dropped this new info on Gladiator 2 with MacDonald saying this.

"We're working with Ridley Scott, that's one we wouldn't touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate.
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‘Gladiator 2’ producers confirm timeline on Ridley Scott’s sequel

The producers behind Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ follow-up, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have confirmed that the sequel will be set 25 years after the original.

During the press tour for ‘Men in Black: International’ HeyUGuys’ own Stefan Pape asked the pair whether the film was still happening to which they confirmed it was.

MacDonald said “We’re working with Ridley, that’s one we wouldn’t touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. We’re working with an amazing writer as well, Peter Craig.

Parkes added “It picks up the story 30 years later… 25 years later”.

’12 Strong’ scribe, Peter Craig has come on board to write a script for the follow-up. Rumours have it that the plot of the movie will follow the now grown up Lucius, son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). This would make some sense as Crowe
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Cinema Retro Issue #44 Now Shipping Worldwide!

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Cinema Retro issue #44 is now shipping to subscribers worldwide.

We present out first regular edition with a consistent theme throughout: "Girl Power!", as we celebrate female stars and films of the 1960s.

Diane A. Rodgers examines two of the first female action heroes of the big screen: Monica Vitti as Modesty Blaise  and Raquel Welch as super spy Fathom.

Mike Siegel provides a rare interview with Marianne Koch, who recalls filming A Fistful of Dollars with Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.

Lee Pfeiffer presents an exclusive interview with Stefanie Powers about starring in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Dawn Dabell explores the exotic world of the Emmanuelle films, the first attempt to present erotica from a female perspective.

Actress Pamela Green talks to Tim Greaves about the challenge of appearing in Michael Powell's notorious Peeping Tom.

Lee Pfeiffer analyzes the British comedy/drama Take a Girl Like You
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Fright-Rags Celebrates the Iconic Characters of Hammer Horror Films with New Apparel Collection

From Peter Cushing to Christopher Lee to Oliver Reed, the Hammer horror films have been home to countless iconic performances over the years, and Fright-Rags celebrates some of the most memorable ones with a new apparel collection featuring Dracula, Victor Frankenstein's Creature, and more!

You can view Fright-Rags' new Hammer Films collection below, and visit their website for more information.

From Fright Rags: "Now Available! Officially Licensed Hammer Films Tee Collection! New Hammer Horror designs showcasing the more terrifying monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein and More! Plus distressed red Official Hammer logos on both soft black T-Shirts and red & black Baseball Tees! Grab 'em Now!

Shop: https://bit.ly/2QfDrXW

Artwork by Abrar Ajmal, Mr. Black, and Coki Greenway."

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The Triple Echo

This obscure 1972 thriller features excellent performances by Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed, and marks the feature debut of the great director Michael Apted. The wartime home front drama takes a surprisingly precocious and sensitive view of a bizarre incident that probably happened in real life: to escape his military service, a reluctant soldier cross-dresses as a woman.

The Triple Echo

Region B Blu-ray

Powerhouse Indicator

1972 / Color / 1:85 / 94 min. / Soldier in Skirts / Street Date March 25, 2019 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £18.36

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May, Gavin Richards, Jenny Lee Wright.

Cinematography: John Coquillon

Film Editor: Barrie Vince

Original Music: Mark Wilkinson

Written by Robin Chapman, from the story by H.E. Bates

Produced by Graham Cottle

Directed by Michael Apted

Billy Wilder would have given the makers of The Triple Echo cautioning advice about putting male actors in drag and passing them off as women: it’s a
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5-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney, a larger-than-life actor yet down-to-earth star who put his work first

5-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney, a larger-than-life actor yet down-to-earth star who put his work first
“To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory’s vault and mix in a sad memory from one’s own life” – Albert Finney, 1936-2019.

Finney was part of a post-war wave of English performers, including Tom Courtenay, Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Alan Bates and Oliver Reed, who made a quite a splash on the big screen in the early ‘60s. The much-admired actor, who was nominated for five Oscars spanning four different decades yet never won one, died at age 82 on Thursday.

Finney first earned awards attention as a hard-drinking, philandering and disgruntled member of the working class in the 1960 British release “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,” which was emblematic of a genre called the “kitchen sink drama.” But it was his charming rogue who proved irresistible to women in 1963’s “Tom Jones,” a bawdy, boisterous picaresque that blew the dust off of period pieces,
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Ten Great Movie Music Moments by Michel Legrand

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Ten Great Movie Music Moments by Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand, who died in Paris Saturday at the age of 86, was among the most renowned film composers and songwriters of our time. He won three Oscars and five Grammys, and many of his songs have entered the pantheon as among the greatest of the 20th century. Here are 10 great film music moments from the career of this French genius:

1. “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964). The close collaboration of Legrand and filmmaker Jacques Demy produced this stunning, all-sung romantic drama about a star-crossed couple. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and ultimately earned five Oscar nominations (three of them for the score). “I Will Wait for You” was the biggest song hit that emerged and quickly became a standard:

2. “The Young Girls of Rochefort” (1967). Legrand and Demy reunited for this splashy, colorful musical that added Americans Gene Kelly and George Chakiris to the usual French cast. The tuneful score
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

It’s Hammer Time again, folks! I’ve covered witches and vampires and demons (insert your Oz joke here), but now we’re going to look within the inner recesses of the soul, where the wicked resides in each of us. Some need a little pick-me-up to bring out that worst however, and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) finds evil not only in the lab but around every shadowed corner.

Released by Columbia Pictures in the U.K. in late October, with an A.I.P. rollout stateside the following spring, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll was not a moneymaker for Hammer and the reviews were mixed at best; no doubt in response (at least on the part of audiences) to the more muted approach to the material, and quite removed from the ribald textures that usually came from the Hammer stable at the time. Regardless, it remains
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New trailer for BBC adaptation ‘Les Misérables’ takes us amongst civil unrest

  • HeyUGuys
The BBC has debuted the first trailer for the Victor Hugo adaptation ‘Les Misérables’ with a few familiar faces.

The six-part television adaptation of Hugo’s classic novel will delve deep into the many layers of Hugo’s story, reveling in Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With striking intensity and a contemporary resonance, Hugo’s novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life.

The cast includes some of the best British talents you could hope for with Dominic West (who has a striking resemblance to the Oliver Reed) will play Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo will play Javert, Lily Collins takes on Fantine, Olivia Colman plays Madame Thénardier, Adeel Akhtar is Monsieur Thénardier, Josh O’Connor is Marius and Ellie Bamber will play Cosette.

Tom Shankland takes the helm
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Sword of Sherwood Forest

Sword of Sherwood Forest

Blu ray

Twilight Time

1960 / 2.35:1 /80 Min. / Street Date October 16, 2018

Starring Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Nigel Green

Cinematography by Ken Hodges

Directed by Terence Fisher

The prime architect for the gothic horror revival of the 50’s, Hammer Studios began the next decade with a revival of the less-than-fashionable swashbuckler genre by setting their sights on the legend of Robin Hood – but even with an audience-friendly runtime of 80 minutes, the lackadaisical Sword of Sherwood Forest may have the most ardent Hammer fan checking their watch.

Fortunately the action, what there is of it, plays out amid the ultra-green backcountry of Ireland’s County Wicklow and there are some very good bad guys lurking there – in particular Peter Cushing as the slippery Sheriff of Nottingham and Oliver Reed as a surly henchman who merely glowers from the sidelines but electrifies every frame he’s in.

Directed by
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Ridley Scott dives into development on a Gladiator sequel

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18 years after Ridley Scott delivered Russell Crowe in ‘Gladiator’, the filmmaker has finally started the development of the film’s sequel.

12 Strong’ scribe, Peter Craig has come on board to write a script for the follow-up. Rumours have it that the plot of the movie will follow the now grown up Lucius, son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). This would make some sense as Crowe’s Maximus was slain at the end of the film, making it impossible for him to feature. However, never rule out the impossible.

The film which was released in 2000 was Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator, Maximus (Crowe). The emperor’s son, Phoenix’s Commodus, is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father’s favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the
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From Streams to Screams: 23 Witchy Watches & Occult-Themed Offerings Available to Stream This October

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For today’s “From Streams to Screams” list, we’re turning our attention to the dark side and living deliciously with this collection of 23 films that are currently streaming that celebrate witches, demons, devils, and all kinds of occult-themed offerings perfect to get you ready for All Hallows’ Eve. Also, a special shout-out to FilmStruck for giving Ken Russell’s The Devils a digital home this year, and in terms of recent horror, both Satan’s Slaves and Pyewacket are very much worth your time.

So, if you’re looking for some horror that dabbles in the dark arts this October, this collection of streaming titles should undoubtedly give you some great viewing options throughout the rest of October.

Black Sunday (Available on Shudder)

A vengeful witch returns to possess her descendant in Mario Bava’s most famous film.

The Witch (Available on Netflix)

Believing that a witch has cursed their family,
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years’ Review: Dir. Marcus Hearn (2018)

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years review: A look-back at the golden age of British horror cinema.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years review by Kat Hughes.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years Review

Hammer Horror films are a massive part of British cinema history. They most famously starred Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed, and featured a range of movie monsters. At the height of popularity, Hammer worked with none other than Warner Bros. releasing some of the most renowned in Hammer’s history. This relationship is covered in-depth in new documentary – Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years.

Featuring interviews with former stars such as Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro, and famous fans including Joe Dante, the film is thorough in its recounting. Essentially, it goes through pretty much every film the partnership made together. Each movie gets a plethora of stories from production, and a mention of how successful it was.
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Digital Shorts: ‘All-Star Fruit Racing’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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In Digital Shorts we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at All-Star Fruit Racing, a new kart racing title now available on the Nintendo Switch.

With its vibrant colours, fruit-facts and light-hearted tones, I thought that All-Star Fruit Racing would be a contender to the Switch karting crown, but a choppy frame-rate when in big-screen mode, odd enemy AI resulting in unreliable difficulty and uninspired tracks make this more in line with the recent Rally Racers than Mario Kart.

As above, I initially really wanted to love All-Star Fruit Racing. I liked the fruity vibes and joyous approach, from being bombarded with world-wide fruit facts and seeing that the characters and tracks were all completely fruitified all really worked for the game and made it feel cohesive,
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"Oliver!" 50th Anniversary Screening, Beverly Hills, July 15

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By Todd Garbarini

Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts theater will be presenting a 50th anniversary screening of Carol Reed’s Academy Award-winning 1968 film Oliver! The 153-minute film, which stars Ron Moody, the late-great Oliver Reed, a very young Mark Lester, and Shani Wallis, will be screened on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Please Note: At press time, actress Shani Wallis is scheduled to appear in person for a discussion about the film prior to the screening.

She will be on hand at 2:30 pm in the lobby selling posters for $50.00 and photos for $20.00, and will also autograph them. All proceeds will go to charity.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

Oliver! (1968)

50th Anniversary Screening

Sunday, July 15, at 3 Pm

Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Q&A with Actress Shani Wallis

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening
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"Oliver!" 50th Anniversary Screening, Beverly Hills, July 15

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts theater will be presenting a 50th anniversary screening of Carol Reed’s Academy Award-winning 1968 film Oliver! The 153-minute film, which stars Ron Moody, the late-great Oliver Reed, a very young Mark Lester, and Shani Wallis, will be screened on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Please Note: At press time, actress Shani Wallis is scheduled to appear in person for a discussion about the film following the screening, as well as taking time to autograph memorabilia available for sale. The price is $50.00 to sign posters, which will go to charity.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

Oliver! (1968)

50th Anniversary Screening

Sunday, July 15, at 3 Pm

Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Q&A with Actress Shani Wallis

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1968, Oliver!
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Class of 88 Interview: Writer/Director Anthony Hickox Takes Us Into His Unforgettable Waxwork

Released on June 17th, 1988 by Vestron Pictures, Anthony Hickox’s Waxwork had a respectable box office showing during its limited theatrical run, but it was on VHS where the horror comedy did gangbusters business as a generation of fans fell in love with its infectious charms. A hilarious love letter to Hammer horror movies and quite possibly the very first self-referential genre movie, Waxwork is a film that was unequivocally a product of its time and yet, somehow managed to also be ahead of its time, firmly cementing Hickox’s directorial debut as one of the best genre offerings to be released during 1988.

While classic Hammer films influenced Hickox’s story and approach to Waxwork, the genesis of the movie’s story came from a notable tourist attraction in the UK that the writer/director had spent some time in during his childhood.

“There was the big Madame Tussaud wax museum in England,
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Take a Girl Like You

It’s a Brit sex comedy that addresses the basic facts about boy-girl petting — and not much else. A noted ‘adult’ role for Hayley Mills, it pairs her with an unlikable Oliver Reed, trying his damnedest to affect natural charm. Was Reed the reason Hayley chose as her next picture a story about a lady studying penguins?

Take a Girl Like You

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1970 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date June 19, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison, John Bird, Sheila Hancock, Ronald Lacey, Penelope Keith, Imogen Hassall, Pippa Steel, George Woodbridge.

Cinematography: Dick Bush

Film Editor: Jack Harris, Rex Pyke

Original Music: Stanley Myers

Written by George Melly

Produced by Hal E. Chester

Directed by Jonathan Miller

Wait a minute — when exactly did they finally stop calling young women, ‘birds?’

When the Hollywood studios all but collapsed at the end of the 1960s,
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Contest: Win The Curse Of The Cat People on Blu-ray

The feline frights of 1942's Cat People continue in the 1944 sequel The Curse of the Cat People, and to celebrate the film's new high-def home media release, Scream Factory has provided us with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Curse of the Cat People.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

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The Curse Of The Cat People Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

The Curse of the Cat People (1944) sees the return of Oliver (Kent Smith), who is remarried and living with his family in New York. Everything seems fine until his daughter Amy admits to being possessed by Oliver's first wife, Irena, a cat person. Witness the film on Blu-ray for the first time courtesy of Scream Factory on June 26th. In the meantime, check out two high-def clips and the trailer:

The Curse of the Cat People Blu-ray: "Filled with "wonderful atmosphere [and] fine, moody fantasy" (Leonard Maltin), this continuation of 1942's Cat People follows Oliver Reed (Kent Smith), now remarried, living in idyllic Tarrytown, New York, and the father of six-year-old Amy. When Amy becomes withdrawn and speaks of consorting with a new "friend," Oliver worries that she may be under the influence of the spirit of his first wife. Is it just Amy's imagination that has manifested the enigmatic Irena
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