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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials
This Friday will see the release of a horror film called “Flatliners,” a movie title that should be instantly familiar to anyone who spent the ’90s trawling the shelves of their local video store in search of something — anything — to watch that weekend. Perhaps best remembered as the crusty VHS that was always sandwiched between “The Fisher King” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” the original “Flatliners” was an asinine but atmospheric psychological horror thing that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin as foolhardy med students who start experimenting with life after death. Nothing goes wrong and they all live happily ever after.

Now, perhaps motivated by the fact that the mere act of making a movie in 2017 feels like an experiment with life after death, Hollywood is about to unleash a remake starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev,
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The Shadow Effect Exclusive Clip: Michael Biehn Gives Chase to Cam Gigandet

Obin and Amariah Olson's action flick The Shadow Effect with be On Demand, Digital HD and DVD in the U.S. on May 2nd. The flick was written by another family duo, Chad and Evan Law. Their story was adapted to screen Tony Feole who also wrote the screenplay for the Olson's 2015 flick Operator.   The Shadow Effect stars Cam Gigandet, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brit Shaw, and Michael Biehn.    Obsessed with gene regeneration, and fascinated by the phenomenon of the waking dream, Dr. Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) explores the psyche of Gabriel Howarth (Cam Gigandet), a young man whose life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality. When Gabriel's dreams mirror political assassinations, he must race against the...

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Ratings: Walking Dead Premiere Draws 17 Million, Just Shy of Series Record

Ratings: Walking Dead Premiere Draws 17 Million, Just Shy of Series Record
Loathe him or hate him, Negan hit a home run on Sunday night.

RelatedWalking Dead Ep: ‘It’s Unfortunate’ Some Will Stop Watching, ‘The Show Still Has a Lot to Offer!’

The Walking Dead‘s Season 7 premiere drew 17 million total viewers and an 8.4 rating (or 10.7 million viewers) in the coveted 18-49 demo, just shy of the series records (17.3 mil/8.7) set by its Season 5 opener. (Pause for context: Twd had about as many viewers just in the 18-49 demo as broadcast TV’s most-watched Sunday drama had overall.)

The Walking Dead‘s eventful, brutal hour did mark, however, its highest-rated
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The Walking Dead's Michael Cudlitz on That 'Rough' Season 7 Premiere

The Walking Dead's Michael Cudlitz on That 'Rough' Season 7 Premiere
Warning (for the two of you left who haven’t watched or gone online since Sunday night): The following contains spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.

Though the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead was hard as hell on us viewers, Michael Cudlitz took it — and Abraham’s fate — like a champ. So he was in good spirits Monday when, during a conference call with reporters, he revealed how long he’d known that his character would be dying along with Glenn, how he supported castmate Steven Yeun and how he went the extra mile to
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Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero: 'It's Unfortunate' Some Will Stop Watching, 'The Show Still Has a Lot to Offer!'

Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero: 'It's Unfortunate' Some Will Stop Watching, 'The Show Still Has a Lot to Offer!'
Warning: The following contains massive spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.

Having directed the polarizing Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero is keenly aware that many viewers wouldn’t mind if his head made a date with Lucille. But during a conference call with reporters Monday, he pointed out that “if we killed someone and [the audience was] just like, ‘Ok, well, no big deal, I’m gonna go have a bagel,’ then that means that we haven’t done something to connect our people to the characters.” In other words, as upset as you may be, he done good.
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The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun Weighs In on 'Gnarly' Premiere Twist

The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun Weighs In on 'Gnarly' Premiere Twist
Warning: On the off chance that there’s anyone left who hasn’t seen or read all about the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, this article is a veritable spoilerama.

In an interview posted by AMC Monday, Steven Yeun elaborates on his character’s death in Sunday’s The Walking Dead premiere, saying that he played Glenn’s good-bye to pregnant wife Maggie “as sincere as you possibly could in a moment where you are just glitching.”

Even if you didn’t watch, you’re likely aware that Glenn was one of two victims Negan killed during the episode
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The Walking Dead: Negan's Victim Speaks Out on 'Messed-Up' Exit

The Walking Dead: Negan's Victim Speaks Out on 'Messed-Up' Exit
Warning: The following doesn’t just contain spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, it contains big ol’ bashed-in skull-shaped spoilers. So if you’ve yet to watch the episode — and think you’ll be able to bear to — proceed no further.

Glenn’s death in Sunday’s Walking Dead premiere was meant to be — and portrayer Steven Yeun would not have wanted it to go down any other way.

RelatedThe Walking Dead Poll: Did the Violent Season 7 Premiere Cross the Line?

On the Talking Dead after show, Yeun said his character’s “messed-up” exit — as preordained in Issue No.
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The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Recap: Blood, Regret and Tears

The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Recap: Blood, Regret and Tears
Warning: Spoilers ahead. So, unless you’ve already watched the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, you might wanna do what we wanted to during Negan’s “batting practice,” and look away.

Remember how awful we thought it was, waiting all summer long to find out the identity of Negan’s victim in the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead? Doesn’t seem like such a bad time right about now, does it? (#ignorancewasbliss) If you can stomach a return to the scene of the crime, here’s how the carnage — and not one but two characters — went down.

Related
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The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Finally Reveals Who Negan Whacked

The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Finally Reveals Who Negan Whacked
Warning: The following doesn’t just contain spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, it contains big ol’ bashed-in skull-shaped spoilers. So if you’ve yet to watch the episode, proceed no further.

Eeny, meeny, miny, oh s—. As the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead got underway Sunday evening, we at long last learned the identity of the unfortunate character whose head Negan had used for batting practice as the Season 6 finale drew to a close back in April: R.I.P., Abraham.

RelatedThe Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Recap: Blood, Regret and Tears

But Michael Cudlitz
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The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Poll: Who Do You Hope Negan Kills?

The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Poll: Who Do You Hope Negan Kills?
We already know that the Season 7 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead (9/8c, Sunday) is gonna wreck us. Not only did Norman Reedus warn TVLine that it was “overwhelming” but showrunner Scott Gimple promised threatened that his team had “spared no drop of awfulness” in depicting Negan’s brutal murder of one of our heroes. So yeah, we know. This is gonna hurt. A lot.

VideosWalking Dead Season 7: Watch Brutal, Bloody Aftermath of Negan’s Rampage

But, being so keenly aware of that fact, it got us thinking: What could make it hurt less? If somebody has
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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Cast Announced

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Cast Announced
ABC announced this season's Dancing with the Stars cast live on Good Morning America. The hit series returned for Season 22 With a Live Premiere on Monday, March 21, 8:00-10:01 p.m. The celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance with a lineup of celebrity dancers that includes a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a Peabody Award winner, a Ufc fighter, and Super Bowl 50's Mvp, just to name a few.

As announced this morning, the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are: Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev. Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco with Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields with Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani. Von Miller with Witney Carson. Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe.
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Cinema Management Group hires John Buffalo

Cinema Management Group hires John Buffalo
Exclusive: Edward Noeltner has beefed up his sales force coming off a slew of sales on Toronto selection Born To Dance and other titles.

Italy-based John Buffalo has arrived as sales and acquisitions consultant and will travel to Canada with Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (Cmg) team.

Buffalo spent the past 11 years in Italy working most notably with Italian International Film and Moviemax Media Group and has acquired such titles as Fury, Drive and Redacted.

Prior to moving to Italy, Buffalo began his career with Discovery Communications and joined Discovery Networks International for seven years when it launched a global network of channels.

“As we gear-up for Toronto, where we are presenting ten films for sale, including the Official Selection entry Born To Dance from New Zealand, we are extremely pleased to have John joining the Cmg team,” said Noeltner.

“We were particularly interested in bringing someone with John’s profile on board as he knows what the
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Warner Bros. developing Dante’s Inferno movie

Deadline has revealed that Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Dante’s Inferno, a pitch from screenwriter Dwain Worrell which is based upon the legendary poem by Dante Alighieri.

One of three parts of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno follows the hero Dante as he descends through the nine circles of hell – Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery – to save the woman he loves.

Worrell’s previous credits include Walking the Dead and Operator, while he has recently been developing an adaptation of Jose Padilha’s (RoboCop) sci-fi short story Mindcorp.
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Field Of Dreams revisited: why it still hits me every time

Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017

1989's Field Of Dreams might just be Kevin Costner's finest hour. So why does the film still manage to hit so hard?

"We just don't recognise life's most significant moments while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'well there'll be other days'. I didn't realise that that was the only day."

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It's a useful piece of advice that's given to writers, that you need to put something on the line if you want a piece to really work. That you need to put some, and ideally a lot, of yourself into it.

Brace yourselves, I'm afraid. I make no promises that the quality of what you're about to read is much cop. But I can tell you that Field Of Dreams is an immensely important and rich film to me,
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Berlin: Los Angeles’ Cinema Management Group Sets Up in Paris

Expanding overseas, Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based sales and financing house Cinema Management Group (Cmg) is disembarking in Europe, creating the Paris-based Cmg Europe.

Cmg prexy Ed Noeltner will transfer to Paris to head up company operations from there for at least much of the year. Cmg Europe was established officially as a French company last week.

The move in a way is a product of globalization: the dramatic build of ambitious local industries around the globe that have called on Cmg to take their films beyond their national borders.

Also working with established production hubs – at Berlin having sold animated feature “Saving Santa 3D”and heist thriller “Plastic,” Cmg will premiere the Terry Stone-produced “The Messenger” by BAFTA award-winning director David Blair, with Robert Sheenan, Lily Cole and Joely Richardson — Cmg has increasingly acquired world sales rights on a slew of animated features and live-action films from international
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Cmg answers Operator call

Cmg answers Operator call
Cinema Management Group (Cmg) has acquired all international rights to the thriller starring Luke Goss and Mischa Barton and will commence talks at the Efm in Berlin next month.

Amariah and Obin Olson co-direct the film with Timothy Woodward Jr and produce through their production company, Brothers Olson.

Dwain Worrell, the brothers and Anthony Feole co-wrote the screenplay about a 911 operator and her estranged police officer husband dragged into a game of cat-and-mouse with a sadistic caller.

Ving Rames rounds out the key cast.

“When I screened Unknown Caller, I was convinced the Brothers Olson were two very talented directors with whom we should do their next title,” said Cmg president Edward Noeltner.

“So a little over a year later, it’s very gratifying to see that they have upped their craft with Operator. The film is full of daring action stunts that propel the narrative to an edge-of-your-seat level.

“We are delighted
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Casting: Madden, Dockery, Rhames, Firth

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Rob Stark himself, "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden, will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in a TV movie adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" for BBC1. Jed Mercurio ("Line of Duty") helms the project which will come from "Sherlock" producer Hartswood Films

Madden joins Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") as Lady Chatterley and James Norton ("Happy Valley") as her war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley. [Source: The Guardian]

Queen of Earth

Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey") has joined the cast of Alex Ross Perry's indie psychological thriller "Queen of Earth". Joe Swanberg is producing.

Dockery and Elisabeth Moss play two women who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world. Although they grew up as best friends, they soon realize how disconnected from each other they have become. [Source: THR]

Operator

Ving Rhames has joined the cast of Obin and Amariah Olson's indie action-thriller "Operator". Mischa Barton,
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Ving Rhames Boards ‘Operator'; ‘Threshold’ Ramps Up; Five Join ‘Clavius’

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Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:i-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.

Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless
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Dakota Fanning joins American Pastoral

Dakota Fanning joins American Pastoral
Dakota Fanning has joined Jennifer Connelly and Ewan McGregor in Lakeshore’s Philip Roth adaptation.

Fanning will play Merry Levov, the daughter of a second-generation immigrant who shatters her parents’ American dream when she blows up a post office in protest over the Vietnam War.

Philip Noyce will direct and Lakeshore is anticipated to commence pre-sales at Afm in association with Sierra/Affinity.

Dan Pritzker has cast Ian McShane and Nelsan Ellis in the Buddy Bolden jazz biopic Bolden. Gary Carr will play the title role and Wynton Marsalis compses the score.Ving Rhames has joined Mischa Barton, Michael Pare and Luke Goss in the action-thriller Operator, currently shooting in Georgia. The Brothers Olson direct.
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