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 ...

Amazon Unveiled "Mozart in the Jungle"

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Amazon has unveiled three new comedy pilot orders for its Prime streaming service. First is Roman Coppola's "Mozart in the Jungle" stars Jason Schwartzman and deals with the world of classical music and all the vice that goes on behind the scenes.

Second is "The Outlaws" about a a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office. The third is Jill Soloway's darkly comic "Transparent" about an LA family with serious boundary issues.


The Weinstein Company Plan Martial Arts Remakes

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The Weinstein Company and Celestial Pictures are teaming to produce English-language remakes of two classic Shaw Brothers martial arts titles.

Both are being penned by John Fusco and produced by Harvey Weinstein and David Thwaites.

The first, based on Sun Chung's 1978 effort "The Avenging Eagle," follows a cabal master who raises orphans to be his own personal thugs in an outlaw band. One of the orphans strikes out on his own and joins up with a mysterious warrior, while the r ...

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

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The film tells the story of Bob Muldoon (Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Mara), two young outlaws who are brought down by the law in the hills of Texas.

Director: David Lowery
Writer(s): David Lowery
Cast: Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Rooney Mara, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine

Release Date: August 16, 2013
Distributor: IFC Films
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Check More Upcoming From The Walt Disney

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Check More Upcoming From The Walt Disney

Day three of CinemaCon began this morning with a preview of the upcoming slate from The Walt Disney Studios, a name given for the combined output from Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, DreamWorks, Disney Animation and Disney proper.

Although they were notably excited about Marvel's next set of releases (which this year includes Iron Man 3 on May 3 and Thor: The Dark World on November 8), new footage was limited to just a few quick shots in an opening studio-wide sizzle reel. Shot ...