R.I.P. Rod Taylor

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R.I.P. Rod Taylor

Sydney-born Australian actor Rod Taylor, best known as the star of George Pal's original film adaptation of "The Time Machine" and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," died Wednesday of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Taylor made his feature debut in 'Time,' the 1960 screen version of H.G. Wells' classic. He followed that up voicing the lead dog in Disney's "101 Dalmatians" and delivered a strong performance in "The Birds".

Yet his career never really soared as high after ...


Aneurin Barnard Casts "The Devil's Harvest"

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Aneurin Barnard ("The White Queen") has been cast in George Mendeluk's new drama "The Devil’s Harvest" alongside Ben Kingsley, Terence Stamp, Max Irons and Samantha Barks. Shooting is currently underway in Romania and Ukraine.

Barnard will play Mykola in the story which follows a young man growing up in rural Ukraine who finds his life changed forever by the invasion of the Red Army and the subsequent persecution of his fellow countrymen as Stalin’s regime extends into Eas ...


Final Poster of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

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Final Poster of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

Lionsgate has released this final poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, opening in conventional theaters and IMAX on November 22nd. The anticipated sequel stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, ...


More Christian Bale's Batman Audition

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The release of "The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray boxset this week includes a bonus disc with several all new features.

One of those is a fascinating piece of footage - Christian Bale's screen test for 2005's "Batman Begins". Bale sported the bat suit worn by Val Kilmer in "Batman Forever" for the screen test.

Bale used his 'gruff voice' during the screen test, but it seems toned down slightly here. Amusingly, though you only see the back of her he ...


The Demonologist

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Based on Andrew Pyper's novel, "The Demonologist," which is described as follows:

Professor David Ullman is among the world's leading authorities on Christian religion and myth. Not that he's a believer. He sees what he teaches as nothing more than entrenched fiction - the "things that go bump in the mind". It's why when he's offered a trip to Venice to be a consultant on a case study based on his expertise as a "demonologist" he accepts, seeing it as a free vacation for his teenage d ...