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An Emmy victory for ‘The Kominsky Method’ would make Alan Arkin the 25th performer to complete the Triple Crown

An Emmy victory for ‘The Kominsky Method’ would make Alan Arkin the 25th performer to complete the Triple Crown
For the fifth year in a row, there could be new member of the Triple Crown of Acting club. Alan Arkin is just an Emmy short of the Triple Crown, but he may just get it in Best Comedy Supporting Actor for “The Kominsky Method.”

Arkin would be the 25th performer and 10th man to win the top three acting prizes — Oscar, Emmy and Tony — in the biz. The elite group has ballooned in recent years; this decade alone has seen the addition of six new faces. Christopher Plummer completed his set in 2012 with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for “Beginners.” Helen Mirren (Tony for “The Audience”) and Frances McDormand (Emmy for “Olive Kitteridge”) joined in 2015, followed by Jessica Lange in 2016 (Tony for “Long Day’s Journey into Night”), Viola Davis in 2017 (Oscar for “Fences”) and Glenda Jackson in 2018 (Tony for “Three Tall Women”).

Glenn Close would’ve been
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Rutger Hauer Dead At Age 75

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Hauer in his iconic role as Batty in "Blade Runner".

By Lee Pfeiffer

International film star Rutger Hauer has died at age 75 in his native Netherlands after what has been called "a short illness". Hauer had run away from home at age 15 and joined the merchant marines before turning his attention to acting. He gained stardom in the Netherlands in the 1960s through a TV series titled "Floris". He gravitated to feature films where his good looks and assertive personality made him a popular attraction. His first major hit in European cinema was the acclaimed 1973 film "Turkish Delight". Hauer, who frequently collaborated with director Paul Verhoeven, made a mark in Hollywood playing a memorable villain in the 1981 thriller "Nighthawks" starring Sylvester Stallone. In 1982, he landed his most iconic role as the villain Batty in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner". The film was a critical and boxoffice disappointment
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Actor, Dead at 75

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Actor, Dead at 75
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for his turn as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, died last Friday at his home in the Netherlands, the actor’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed to Rolling Stone. He was 75.

While Kenis did not give a cause of death, Variety reported that Hauer died after a short illness. His funeral was held Wednesday.

While Hauer spent the early part of his career acting in a variety of films and television shows in the Netherlands and Britain, Blade Runner marked just his
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Hitcher’ Star, Dies at 75

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Hitcher’ Star, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for portraying the tragic villain Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner,” died following a short illness. He was 75.

His website, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, announced the news Wednesday. Hauer’s managers, as well as his agent Steve Kenis, also confirmed his passing to TheWrap and added that a funeral was held for Hauer on Wednesday morning.

Hauer starred opposite Harrison Ford as the ruthless replicant Roy Batty in “Blade Runner” in 1982 after making his American film debut in 1981 with Sylvester Stallone in “Nighthawks.” The actor subsequently appeared in several ’80s action and adventure hits like “Ladyhawke,” “Flesh+Blood,” “The Hitcher” and “Wanted: Dead or Alive.” He also won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie “Escape from Sobibor,” about a commandant at a death camp in World War II.

Also Read: Terry Rawlings, British Film Editor of 'Alien,
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75

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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.

Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the news and said that Hauer’s funeral was held Wednesday.

His most cherished performance came in a film that was a resounding flop on its original release. In 1982, he portrayed the murderous yet soulful Roy Batty, leader of a gang of outlaw replicants, opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir opus “Blade Runner.” The picture became a widely influential cult favorite, and Batty proved to be Hauer’s most indelible role.

More recently, he appeared in a pair of 2005 films: as Cardinal Roark in “Sin City,” and as the corporate villain who Bruce Wayne discovers is running the Wayne Corp. in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins.
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Emmy spotlight:  There’s an ongoing ‘Method’ to Chuck Lorre’s comic male madness with Netflix’s ‘Kominsky’

Emmy spotlight:  There’s an ongoing ‘Method’ to Chuck Lorre’s comic male madness with Netflix’s ‘Kominsky’
There were two reasons I was moved to turn on “The Kominsky Method,” about an acting teacher and his longtime agent, for the first time. Namely, Oscar owners Michael Douglas, 74, and Alan Arkin, 85. Their marvelous edgy rapport and mastery of their art kept me bingeing as their characters yearn for the old days while fighting the ravages of aging. It was similar to what happened when Jane Fonda, 81, and Lily Tomlin, 79, had me devouring “Grace & Frankie.” The fact that legendary stars of this caliber are streaming through the universe and onto screens of all shapes and sizes seems to be a small miracle. Don’t think that the makers of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” didn’t know they had to top the first season’s killer combo of Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon by reeling in the starriest catch of them all for its second season, Meryl Streep,
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Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’

Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’
While Glenn Close did not join the Triple Crown of Acting club as expected after her Oscar loss for “The Wife,” we may still get a new member for the fifth year in a row. Alan Arkin just needs an Emmy to go with his Oscar and Tony, and what do you know? He’s currently the favorite in our early odds to win Best Comedy Supporting Actor for “The Kominsky Method.”

Arkin, who received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for the Netflix series, would be the 25th performer to achieve the premier acting trifecta. Fifteen women and nine men have accomplished it, and Arkin would be the first man to do so since Christopher Plummer completed his sweep in 2012 with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for “Beginners.”

See Golden Globe TV winners: ‘The Kominsky Method,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Versace’ are big champs

Five women have since
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Takes Russian Blockbuster 'Sobibor' for North America

Samuel Goldwyn Films Takes Russian Blockbuster 'Sobibor' for North America
Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up North American rights to Russian blockbuster Sobibor, the WW2 drama from actor-turned-director Konstantin Khabenskiy.

Khabenskiy stars in the true-life story of Alexander Pechersky, the Soviet prisoner who led the only successful revolt in a Nazi death camp, Sobibor, in Poland in 1943. Christopher Lambert plays the head of the Nazi camp.

The Sobibor story has been told before on film. Claude Lanzmann told the tale of the Pechersky uprising in his 2001 documentary Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. Jack Gold's 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor featured Rutger Hauer as Pechersky. 

Khabensky's version ...
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction
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Tribeca 2013: First Frankenstein's Army One-Sheet

With Tribeca in full swing, our man on the scene Nomad captured a quick pic of the one-sheet for Frankenstein's Army, and what do you know? Just like that we have it for you right here! It's like magic only we have an explanation as to where it came from!

The feature is a co-production of Mpi/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based Xyz Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam. It stars Karel Roden (Hellboy), Alexander Mercury (The Golden Compass), Joshua Sasse (The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (The Heart of Me), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class), Mark Stevenson (The Last Horror Movie), Hon Ping Tang (The Fifth Element), Cristina Catalina (Eastern Promises), Robert Gwylim (Escape from Sobibor), and Jan De Lukovicz.

Synopsis:

Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed
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Behold: New Stills From “Frankenstein’s Army”

Behold: New Stills From “Frankenstein’s Army”
In ten days, on January 26th, Dark Sky Film’s Frankenstein’S Army will be making its World Premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Tagging along with this sweet news, we have two new stills from the Richard Raaphorst film.

The first still features Machete Zombot in the corpse cooler, and the second shows Viktor (Karel Roden) in his lab, with a Machete Zombot standing watch.

Here’s the synopsis and cast:

Frankenstein’S Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades - a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
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New Stills from 'Frankenstein’s Army': Machete Zombot

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New Stills from 'Frankenstein’s Army': Machete Zombot
Frankenstein’s Army has been on the march for so long you would think it was invading Russia. But no, it the Netherlands Frankenstein has his sights set on, specifically Rotterdam International Film Festival where it will make its world premiere.

A interesting concept. The army of pieced together super-soldiers combines an industrial-age aesthetic with nods to modern horror. See the Machete Zombot in the corpse cooler below, more stills here, and read the synopsis:

Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades - a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

The
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New Frankenstein's Army Stills Reanimate the Dead

Dark Sky Films sent over the second pair of stills from Richard Raaphorst's Frankenstein's Army, and they continue to make us yearn for the flick's release. Check out the latest bit of eye candy right here.

From the Press Release:

Dark Sky Films has released the first two official stills from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst’s eagerly anticipated World War II horror/fantasy Frankenstein's Army. The first still features “Propellerhead”, a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion. The second grisly official still features the power-hungry Doctor Frankenstein (Hellboy’s Karel Roden) himself as he dissects an unwilling subject.

Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr.
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New Photos from Frankenstein’s Army

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Dark Sky Films announced that Frankenstein’s Army will have its world premiere on January 26th at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and released two new photos from the movie.

“Frankenstein’S Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

The feature is a co-production of Mpi/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based Xyz Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam. It stars Karel Roden (Hellboy), Alexander Mercury (The Golden Compass), Joshua Sasse (The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (The Heart of Me), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class
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True Blood Season 6 Bringing On New Sinister Male With Sookie Ties & More,New Spoiler

True Blood season 6 bringing on new sinister male with Sookie ties & more,new spoiler. According to a recent report from TV Line, the True Blood season 6 peeps did their first casting last month,and it revealed that they're bringing on a new sinister male named Macklyn,and he'll be played by actor Rutger Hauer. He'll also be a series regular,which means he's going to stick around for a while. Macklyn is described as being a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. Rutger Hauer's acting resume includes roles in Blade Runner, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins ,Sin City, Smallville, and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor. So,it sounds like Rutger is well qualified for the job. Lets welcome him aboard. In related news,a new faerie guy is also coming on to flirt with Sookie,
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More Nazi Zombie News: 'Outpost: Black Sun' and 'Frankenstein's Army'

Since everyone loves Nazi Zombies as much as I do, I am thrilled to talk about two upcoming Nazi Zombie movies that look more than promising. Exciting is an understatement, even.

Today, Dark Sky Films released the first two official stills from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst’s Nazi Zombie horror film Frankenstein's Army.

This is someone called “Propellerhead”, described officially as "a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion."

And this is Doctor Frankenstein, as played by Karel Roden, dissecting someone unwilling to be dissected.

Like any good Nazi Zombie movie, Frankenstein's Army is set at the tail-end of World War II, when Russian soldiers accidentally find a secret Nazi laboratory as they enter Germany's eastern end. Apparently, the journals of Dr. Viktor Frankenstein are serving as the basis for human experimentation to form a -
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First Stills from Frankenstein's Army March In

Now this is what we call a Halloween treat worth waiting for! Dark Sky Films sent over the first pair of stills from Richard Raaphorst's Frankenstein's Army, and they confirm that we've been right to keep this film locked on our radar!

From the Press Release:

Dark Sky Films has released the first two official stills from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst’s eagerly anticipated World War II horror/fantasy Frankenstein's Army. The first still features “Propellerhead”, a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion. The second grisly official still features the power-hungry Doctor Frankenstein (Hellboy’s Karel Roden) himself as he dissects an unwilling subject.

Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and
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First Official Photos from Frankenstein’s Army

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Just in time for Halloween, Dark Sky Films released the first two photos from Frankenstein’s Army. The first image gives us a look at “Propellerhead”, a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion. The second photo gives us our first look at Doctor Frankenstein (Karel Roden) as he dissects an unwilling subject.

Frankenstein’S Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

The feature is a co-production of Mpi/Dark Sky Films,
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Rutger Hauer signs on for True Blood

TV Line has reported that True Blood has already made a significant cast addition for season 6 in the form of veteran Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Batman Begins). According to the site, Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason, and will be joining the hit HBO show as a series regular.

The 68 year old actor who hails from the Netherlands is no stranger to playing the bad guy, as many will know him for his chilling portrayal of psychopathic stalker in the 1986 classic The Hitcher starring C.Thomas Howell. Hauer has also appeared in numerous vampire TV shows and feature films, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Salem’s Lot and Dracula III: Legacy and he is also due to star in the forthcoming Dracula 3D from Dario Argento. Rutger also has a prestigious Golden Globe award under his belt,
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True Blood Exclusive: Rutger Hauer Joins Cast as Regular — What's His Connection to Sookie?

True Blood Exclusive: Rutger Hauer Joins Cast as Regular — What's His Connection to Sookie?
True Blood has made its first major Season 6 hire, and it’s pretty bloody fangtastic.

Acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.

Related | The Real Reason True Blood Stuck a Pin in Sookie and Alcide

Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the
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