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 ...


It's All About "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

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It's All About "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Filming on the fifth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series gets underway in Australia shortly, and the first photos of pre-production crews building sets for the feature have arrived over at Coming Soon.

Johnny Depp is reprising his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, while Geoffrey Rush will be returning as Captain Barbossa. Javier Bardem will play the film’s villain, Captain Brand, and Brenton Thwaites has been cast as British soldier Henry in the film. Five actresses ...


"Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" Web Series Rights Sold

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"Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" Web Series Rights Sold

Content has sold worldwide online rights for "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" to an unspecified major global online channel.

Fight choreographer Joey Ansah makes his directorial debut on this new live-action martial arts web series adaptation of the Capcom video game series.

The story follows the formative years of Ryu and Ken (Mike Moh, Christian Howard), the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as Ansatsuken (Assassin’s Fist).

Similar to the ...


Melissa Bergland To Role Deanne Foley's "Relative Happiness"

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Australian actress Melissa Bergland ("Winners and Losers") has landed the starring role in Deanne Foley's indie comedy "Relative Happiness". Filming begins at the end of October in Halifax.

An adaptation of the novel by Lesley Crewe, the story centers on a Bridget Jones-like character and her extended family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Chris Lilley Backs For "Summer Heights High"

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Aussie comedian Chris Lilley brings back his popular "Summer Heights High" character Ja'mie King for a new series centring on the bitchy Sydney school girl.

The six-episode series will air on ABC1 in Australia on October 23rd, on HBO in North America on November 24th, and on BBC3 in the UK in late 2013/early 2014. Here's the Australian and U.S.

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