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 ...


"Big Bad Wolves" Is The Year's Best Film

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"Big Bad Wolves" Is The Year's Best Film

Though he already gave us a 'Top Ten of 2013 So Far' list, Quentin Tarantino has just updated it with a new number one.

Attending the Busan International Film Festival, Tarantino raved about Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's new Israeli revenge thriller "Big Bad Wolves".

"Not only is this the best film in Busan, this is the best film of the year" said the "Django Unchained" director.

The story follows a detective who stops at nothing to seek revenge against a sadis ...


Quentin Tarantino's Top Films Of 2013 So Far

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Quentin Tarantino's Top Films Of 2013 So Far

We're still a good two months off from critics and filmmakers assembling their best of 2013 films lists.

That hasn't stopped filmmaker Quentin Tarantino though who has already put together a kind of 'best films in progress' list which contains one or two big surprises. In alphabetical order, here's his best ten films of 2013 so far:

Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
The Conjuring (James Wan)
Drin ...


Quentin Tarantino On "The Lone Ranger," Batfleck, "Tusk"

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Quentin Tarantino On "The Lone Ranger," Batfleck, "Tusk"

When Quentin Tarantino revealed his 'Top 10 Films of 2013… So Far' list last week, one surprising inclusion was Disney's big-budget and critical flop "The Lone Ranger".

Now, speaking with Les Inrockuptibles (via The Playlist), Tarantino explained his decision - saying what he liked about the film, what he didn't, and one element that left a foul taste in his mouth:

"The first forty-five minutes are excellent…the next forty-five minutes are a little soporific. It ...


Len Deighton's Novel Adapted For TV

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Len Deighton's Novel Adapted For TV

Oscar winning writer Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") and Clerkenwell Films are developing an 18-part TV series based on the works of classic Cold War espionage novelist Len Deighton.

The series will focus on the three novel trilogies about iconic spy Bernard Samson, an ex-MI6 field agent drawn back into active duty to uncover the truth about his wife’s defection to the KGB.

The first trilogy comprised the books "Berlin Game," "Mexico Set" and "London Match". T ...