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Stranger Things: If You Don't Recognize the Mayor, You Must Have Been Born After 1990

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It's not so strange for Netflix to cast our favorite stars from the '80s on Stranger Things - over the years, the gritty sci-fi series has blessed us with performances from Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and more. And now Cary Elwes! In the third season, we see this beloved actor who dominated the decade. If you don't already know him, the English actor played the extremely handsome farm boy (and your childhood crush) Westley in The Princess Bride. Over three decades later, he's guest starring as Hawkins's Mayor Larry Kline, a major proponent of the shiny new Starcourt Mall.

The Princess Bride (below) is Elwes's biggest project, but it's certainly not his only one. The English actor, now 56 years old, has had a prolific career, lending his talents to movies, TV shows, animated works, and theater productions. His work has been in many different pockets of pop culture over the years.
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Stranger Things: If You Don't Recognize the Mayor, You Must Have Been Born After 1990

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Image Source: Netflix

It's not so strange for Netflix to cast our favorite stars from the '80s on Stranger Things - over the years, the gritty sci-fi series has blessed us with performances from Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and more. And now Cary Elwes! In the third season, we see this beloved actor who dominated the decade. If you don't already know him, the English actor played the extremely handsome farm boy (and your childhood crush) Westley in The Princess Bride. Over three decades later, he's guest starring as Hawkins's Mayor Larry Kline, a major proponent of the shiny new Starcourt Mall.

The Princess Bride (below) is Elwes's biggest project, but it's certainly not his only one. The English actor, now 56 years old, has had a prolific career, lending his talents to movies, TV shows, animated works, and theater productions. His work has been in many different pockets of pop culture over the years.
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Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations

Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations
After its fourth weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” is the biggest grossing domestic hit in more than three years with $771 million in North America. Its final achievement will be profound — but it also comes awfully early, as “John Wick 3” now holds the number-one spot. The Marvel movie’s April 25 release is not quite a month old, but unlike prior all-time hits, it’s no longer driving the most business.

Here’s where we stand, with some projections, records made, and context compared to other huge hits:

Final Domestic Gross: About $850 Million

No one can complain about $850 million. At a minimum, “Endgame” will be the second-biggest film in a decade that has seen the business turn itself over to blockbusters. It comes in an era in which comic-book titles, Marvel ones in particular, are a mature force. So while it’s a great gross, it’s less than what was anticipated after a
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Bill Paxton movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Twister,’ ‘Aliens’

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Bill Paxton movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Twister,’ ‘Aliens’
Acclaimed actor Bill Paxton left the world way to soon on February 25, 2017 due to a stroke during surgery. His death at the age of 61 was noted on the Oscar ceremony for that year, which was held the next day. Paxton would have celebrated his 64th birthday on May 17, 2019, so let’s celebrate his great careery with a look back at his 15 greatest movies.

As a young boy in Texas, Paxton was in the crowd and can be seen in photographs the day JFK left his hotel to begin the motorcade in which he would eventually be assassinated.

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Paxton struggled for nearly 10 years as an actor before he finally got noticed for a small but memorable role in the surprise science fiction hit “The Terminator” in 1984. In addition to launching his career Paxton formed an important working relationship on the film with its director James Cameron.
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Bill Paxton movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Bill Paxton movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Acclaimed actor Bill Paxton left the world way to soon on February 25, 2017 due to a stroke during surgery. His death at the age of 61 was noted on the Oscar ceremony for that year, which was held the next day. Paxton would have celebrated his 64th birthday on May 17, 2019, so let’s celebrate his great careery with a look back at his 15 greatest movies.

As a young boy in Texas, Paxton was in the crowd and can be seen in photographs the day JFK left his hotel to begin the motorcade in which he would eventually be assassinated.

Paxton struggled for nearly 10 years as an actor before he finally got noticed for a small but memorable role in the surprise science fiction hit “The Terminator” in 1984. In addition to launching his career Paxton formed an important working relationship on the film with its director James Cameron. As both of their careers
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William Sadler to Return as Grim Reaper in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

William Sadler to Return as Grim Reaper in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’
The long-awaited third film in the “Bill & Ted” series is taking shape, as William Sadler, the actor who played the Grim Reaper in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” is reprising his role in the sequel.

The official Twitter feed for the film announced the news in a tweet Monday following many fan questions, confirming that Sadler’s version of Death will appear in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.”

Sadler joins Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in the reunion film that follows the events of “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” in which the now middle-aged Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure to fulfill their destiny as the band Wyld Stallions to bring harmony to the universe through the power of their music. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.
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Rachel Weisz on Her ‘Favourite’ Moments of Fun and Mystery

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Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite” is nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos. Supporting actress contender Rachel Weisz says working with the filmmaker was similar to the audience’s experience with the film: “There is a high level of the unknown and mystery in his process, but there is a lot of fun.”

The film earned a rare three acting nominations: Weisz and Emma Stone as supporting, and Olivia Colman as lead. Weisz says Lanthimos’ attention to the actors and to the script (by nominees Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara) was clear even before production began.

During three weeks of rehearsal, “there never was any camera blocking. He didn’t dictate things from the camera. On the day of filming, we’d just do it, and he’d adapt the cameras to how we were playing the scene.” And while he always emphasized the script,
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Dynasty Season 2 Episode 6 Review: That Witch

A glitzy Wizard of Oz-themed dream sequence for the ages makes for a memorably madcap episode of Dynasty

This Dynasty review contains spoilers.

Dynasty Season 2 Episode 6 Review

Holidays are always a little wild with the Carringtons, and “That Witch” is no exception. A delightful Twister reference brings in a Wizard of Oz-themed dream sequence for the ages to help Fallon figure out who she should be with, in the midst of a chaotic dinner where she’s trying desperately to prove to everyone, most of all herself, that all she wants is Culhane.

Dynasty is at its best when it goes full-on batshit glamazon bonkers, and nothing embodies that so fully as Fallon, dressed as couture Dorothy, using champagne to oil her tin man Culhane. I still feel like some of the fashion for this dream sequence could have gone bigger – where are my iconic red shoes? Not even Louboutins?
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Cue Up Stephen H. Flick For Career Honor

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Cue Up Stephen H. Flick For Career Honor
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has set supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick to receive of its 2018 Mpse Career Achievement Award. The honor will be presented February 17 during the 66th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles.

A two-time Sound Editing Oscar winner for Speed (1995) and Robocop (1988) — the latter being a Special Academy Award — Flick has worked on more than 150 films and TV shows over four decades. He also scored Oscar noms for Poltergeist, Die Hard and Total Recall and has three Emmy Awards, for HBO’s Deadlwood (2004) and John Adams (2008) and TNT’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).

A master of traditional and cutting-edge sound editing techniques, he is known for his collaborative approach toward sound production. Flick’s many other credits include Apollo 13, Pulp Fiction, Spider-Man, Batman Returns, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Twister, Jackie Brown and 48 Hrs.

“Stephen is a true innovator and
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Siberia Review

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Keanu Reeves, in the snow, narrowly avoiding death from his corrupt diamond flogging friends? – I’ll take it!

A breezy, blizzard drenched Siberia consumes the screen making for chilly viewing of this romance come crime flick (emphasis on the romance part), albeit a pretty sprinkle of snow can’t save this one from inevitable eye-rolling doom; sorry Neo, you aren’t ‘The One’ here.

After gracing our screens and fully embodying John Wick’s calculated reckless, the never ageing Keanu takes on Lucas Hill; a diamond trader who seems to be in much deeper than he thinks with his supposed Russian business partners. When associate and ‘friend’, Pyotr (Boris Gulyarin) lets him down with an important client looming, it’s down to Luca’s charm and sheer luck to pull this deal off alone and get the hell out of dodge.

It seems there’s not a lot to do
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Amblin Brings On ‘Liberty Road’ Scribes Widener & James For Adaptation Of Michael Crichton’s Last Novel ‘Micro’

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Exclusive: Amblin has hired Liberty Road and Battle Of Alcatraz scribes Neil Widener and Gavin James to take over screenplay duties on Micro, the movie adaptation of the final novel by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton.

High-concept thriller novel Micro follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company — only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

As previously revealed by Deadline, Frank Marshall is producing and Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau of CrichtonSun are executive producers. Universal will distribute the movie which has been a passion project for Amblin’s Steven Spielberg. Darren Lemke was previously hired for the script, which doesn’t currently have a director attached.

The novel was unfinished when Crichton died in 2008 but was later completed by Crisis In The Hot Zone author Richard
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Kathleen Kennedy Re-Ups With Lucasfilm for 3 More Years

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Kathleen Kennedy Re-Ups With Lucasfilm for 3 More Years
Producer Kathleen Kennedy has renewed her contract to remain president of Lucasfilm for another three years, through 2021, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

Kennedy, an eight-time Academy Award nominee, is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry. She joined Lucasfilm in 2012, personally selected by George Lucas to lead the company after Disney acquired the brand in a $4 billion deal.

She also sits on the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Also Read: Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy Among 2018 Honorary Oscar Winners

Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 60 films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations, 25 wins, and grossed more than $11 billion worldwide.

Her credits include four of the highest grossing films in motion picture history: “Jurassic Park,” “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,
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Razzies open letter to Oscars about Best Popular Film category: ‘You are our inspiration,’ so don’t ‘devalue’ yourself

It has been a rough week for the motion picture academy. They’ve been getting dragged by the press and the public for their recent announcement that they would add a new category for Best Popular Film to the next Oscars, without any specific details about what would qualify as a “popular” film. Now the Razzie Awards, Oscar’s wisecracking upstart little brother, are weighing in and telling the academy, please don’t! Scroll down to read the open letter from Razzies founders Mo Murphy and John Wilson.

The Golden Raspberry Awards were started in 1981 as a cheeky way to humble Hollywood for its gravest cinematic sins. Traditionally held the day before the Oscars telecast, the awards have honored such infamous Worst Pictures as “Howard the Duck” (1986), “Showgirls” (1995), “Gigli” (2003) and “The Emoji Movie” (2017). In 1996 the Razzies created a category similar to the one the Oscars are considering now: Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million,
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Review: Turteltaub's 'The Meg' Movie is Fun, Dumb, and Full of Chum

After seeing Steven Spielberg's Jaws as a teenager, Steve Alten went straight to his local public library and checked out every book he could find on great white sharks. In those texts, he stumbled upon a black-and-white photo (seen here) of scientists seated in the massive, reconstructed jaw of a megalodon — the prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark, believed to have been extinct for more than two million years. The image of a 75-foot-long shark that could swallow a Volkswagen whole never left Alten's mind, and 22 years later he published his first novel, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, a science-fiction horror story about a prehistoric megalodon shark that rises from the depths of the Mariana Trench to hunt once again. Since 1997, a movie based on the novel has been stuck in development hell. Filmmakers like Jan de Bont, Guillermo del Toro, and Eli Roth were all attached
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Review: McQuarrie's 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' is a Megaton Blast

Directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible was a critical and commercial success when it opened in May of 1996. Based on the 1960s CBS series of the same name, the action-packed spy thriller grossed $75 million in its first six days, surpassing the record set by Jurassic Park, and became the third highest-grossing film of that year, bested only by Twister and Independence Day. Two decades later, the Mission: Impossible series has grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide, becoming one of the most successful franchises in movie history. The latest installment, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed the last entry in the series, 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Cruise returns for his sixth assignment in the role of Impossible Missions Force (Imf) team leader Ethan Hunt, but does he accomplish anything, or is the follow-up set to self-destruct? A direct sequel to McQuarrie's Rogue Nation,
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Mission: Impossible Revisited: Tom Cruise Lights the Fuse

In just under a month, the sixth installment of Paramount's Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible Fallout, will hit theaters, bringing Tom Cruise's iconic Ethan Hunt character back for another edge-of-your-seat adventure. As we get ready for Ethan Hunt's return, and what has been said to be Tom Cruise's most death-defying stunt yet, we're going to revisit the franchise from the beginning, examining one movie a week before Fallout's release on July 27, and we begin with the one that started it all ,1996's Mission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise had already been a global mega-star by the time he came aboard to star and produce Mission: Impossible, which was the first film produced under his Cruise/Wagner Productions company with longtime producing partner Paula Wagner. This franchise, however, would help Cruise cement his legacy as one of the few action stars who insists on doing all of his own stunts, which
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Ryan Adams Guests as Weatherman During Denver News Broadcast

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Ryan Adams Guests as Weatherman During Denver News Broadcast
Ryan Adams may be known for his music, but on Wednesday night he earned a new job title: weatherman.

Ahead of his concert at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, Adams appeared on the local Denver7 evening newscast as a guest weatherman and helped deliver the week’s forecast. The singer told the anchors that “I think partially because of the movie ‘Twister’ I got kind of into” meteorology, and admitted, “this is so cool, this is unreal.”

When Adams, dressed in his trademark flannel shirt and wearing sunglasses, shifted to the green screen to begin delivering the forecast, which included the weather predictions for his concert, he realized “I don’t know what I’m doing” and added, “this is exactly as weird as I thought it would be.”

Adams also recorded a song for Denver7 about his dream of being a weatherman, which was played during the broadcast.
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Jon Bon Jovi Once Appeared on 'Sex and the City' and His Character Was the Worst!

From Justin Theroux to Andy Cohen, Sex and the City has had its fair share of unexpected cameos over the years, but perhaps the most confusing of all is Jon Bon Jovi. That’s right, for those of you who don’t remember, the “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer guest-starred on an episode Satc back in Season 2 called "The Games People Play." Playing Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest de jour, Bon Jovi’s character was a seemingly nice guy named Seth that Carrie met in her newly minted therapist’s office, of all places! The pair eventually went out to dinner and for a moment, audiences were convinced that maybe Carrie had met a decent man. Fast forward five minutes. (Photo Credit: HBO) Seth and Carrie end up back at her apartment where they decided to play Twister. First question, why does a grown woman own Twister? Second question, how are 30-something-year-olds this flexible?
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Career Breakthroughs: Steven Spielberg

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. First up, Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg is perhaps the most well-known movie director and producer in all of film. He is best known for making entertaining pictures which appeal to a wide audience. Examples of these films include Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park, E.T., and War of the Worlds. However, his films have not only found widespread popular appeal, but many of them are also critically acclaimed. Spielberg has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning twice for Best Director, and once for Best Picture. Some of his best known critically acclaimed films include Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Lincoln, Munich, and Schindler's List. Altogether he has been involved as director in 32 feature films which have grossed more than $10 billion total at the domestic box office when adjusted for inflation.
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Johnathon Schaech Joins Hunt, Armas, and Leguizamo in The Night Clerk

Last week we let you guys know that writer-director Michael Cristofer’s new horror-thriller The Night Clerk had cast Helen Hunt (Twister), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), and John Leguizamo (Super Mario Bros.). And today we have word that Day of the Dead: Bloodline star Johnathon Schaech has joined the cast as well. The impressive […]

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