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Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79
Fifty years after the release of low-budget rebel odyssey “Easy Rider,” which pushed Hollywood into the ’70s and shook the foundations of Hollywood, writer-director-actor Peter Fonda has died of respiratory failure from lung cancer. The son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw was born 79 years ago in New York City. He is survived by his older sister, actress Jane Fonda, and his daughter, actress Bridget Fonda.

In a statement to People magazine, the family said Fonda “passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family …In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

Fonda made a splash with his
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Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79
Fifty years after the release of low-budget rebel odyssey “Easy Rider,” which pushed Hollywood into the ’70s and shook the foundations of Hollywood, writer-director-actor Peter Fonda has died of respiratory failure from lung cancer. The son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw was born 79 years ago in New York City. He is survived by his older sister, actress Jane Fonda, and his daughter, actress Bridget Fonda.

In a statement to People magazine, the family said Fonda “passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family …In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

Fonda made a splash with his
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Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79

Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79
Family says, “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda, a symbol of 1960s counterculture who co-wrote and starred alongside Dennis Hopper in the iconic Easy Rider, has died at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, earned two Oscar nominations in a career defined by Easy Rider – 50 years old this year – which celebrated the free-wheeling ethos of the 1960s as the United States careened into a darker odyssey in the decade that followed.
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Peter Fonda, counter-culture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79

Peter Fonda, counter-culture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79
Family says, “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda, a symbol of 1960s counter-culture who co-wrote and starred alongside Dennis Hopper in the iconic Easy Rider, has died at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, earned two Oscar nominations in a career defined by Easy Rider – 50 years old this year – which toasted the free-wheeling ethos of the 1960s as the United States careened into a darker odyssey in the decade that followed.
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Chris Columbus reportedly set to direct Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles 2

According to an as-yet-unconfirmed report from Discussing Film, Kurt Russell is set to reprise the role of Santa Claus for a sequel to Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles, which will be directed by Chris Columbus.

Columbus’ 1492 Pictures produced the first movie, which was directed by Clay Kaytis and followed two young siblings who hatch a plan to catch Santa on camera on Christmas Eve, but end up joining Saint Nick on an adventure to save Christmas.

See Also: Read our review of The Christmas Chronicles here

Although The Christmas Chronicles received mixed reviews, it did prove to be a solid festive hit for Netflix with over 20 million streams in its first week.

Production on The Christmas Chronicles 2 is reportedly set to get underway in September, presumably for release in the 2020 holiday season.

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Quentin Tarantino Will Reportedly Release an Extended Cut of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood on Netflix

It sounds like Quentin Tarantino has plans to release an extended cut of his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on Netflix. He recently surprised fans with a four hour cut of The Hateful Eight on Netflix and split it into four separate chapters.

News of this comes from Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times, who posted the following on Twitter:

I keep hearing Tarantino told the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actors that he’ll put their deleted scenes back when he recuts the film into episodes for Netflix, akin to what he recently did with Hateful Eight

— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) August 1, 2019

We don’t know how long this extended cut will be, the theatrical cut of the film is already almost 3-hours long. I imagine he’s at least got an hour of extra footage to edit back into the film. Actor Nicholas Hammond,
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Quentin Tarantino says his tenth film will feel “epilogue-y”

At a recent press conference for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino has stated his 10th and possibly final film is going to feel “epilogue-y.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino says his final movie, whatever it may be, will feel like an ending.

“If you think about the idea of all the movies telling one story and each film is like a train boxcar connected to each other, this one would sort of be the big show-stopping climax of it all,” said Tarantino. “And I could imagine that the 10th one would be a little more epilogue-y.”

Tarantino has previously confirmed that he plans to make only 10 movies and has one more to make as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth film he has directed. However, the director is working on an R-Rated Star Trek that will feel like a “Pulp Fiction in space
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'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' homage to stars bygone: Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar-winning star Leonardo DiCaprio says "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is a homage to all the stars who have been forgotten, and to artists "who were struggling to be successful" in Hollywood in 1969.

Set in 1969, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" revolves around aging star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). In a parallel storyline, Margot Robbie portrays Dalton's neighbour Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of the Charles Manson family.

Also Read:?Once Upon A time in Hollywood lands in Germany

"One thing? That's hard. For me, he has the consistency that I've found in people that make good art in this industry," DiCaprio said when asked about the thing he has learnt from his association with Hollywood maverick Quentin Tarantino.

"In particular, those directors are the ones that have an acute understanding and appreciation of film history, and Quentin not only
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Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie

Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie
Hold onto your hats, horror fans as Quentin Tarantino's Final Film could very well be a horror movie. Tarantino has promised for some time now that once he makes ten movies, he's going to call it quits as a director. So far, during the promotional tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he's stayed true to that, promising he's going to make one more then hang it up for good. While there are certainly many options for what that final entry in his filmography could be, horror is by no means out of the question.

This was revealed during a recently surfaced interview with the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker. While speaking with an international press outlet on behalf of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was suggested to Quentin Tarantino that his final directorial effort should be horror-centric. Here's what Tarantino had to say in response.
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Christmas Chronicles 2 Brings Back Kurt Russell, Gets Harry Potter Director

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Christmas Chronicles 2 Brings Back Kurt Russell, Gets Harry Potter Director
Chris Columbus is reportedly all set to direct Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2. The first installment was a success for the streaming platform with an estimated 20 million streams within the first week of its premiere. With numbers like that, a sequel was inevitable and Netflix is looking to move forward with Kurt Russell back as Santa Claus. While the first movie saw mixed reviews from critics, holiday movie fans were quick to adopt Russell into their annual rotation of yuletide movies, so a sequel should be welcomed with open arms.

The Christmas Chronicles was produced by Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, but it was directed by Clay Kaytis. The Christmas Chronicles 2 will see Chris Columbus take the helm, which will more than likely generate quite a bit of interest. The director is behind such classics as Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Mrs. Doubtfire, and two Harry Potter installments. With Columbus and Kurt Russell returning,
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The Teen Actors in It: Chapter 2 Had To Be Digitally De-Aged

In the last couple of years, we have seen a ton of really cool digital de-aging technology in the big budget movies like Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, The Irishman, it is rumored that we will see many of the all-star cast de-aged, as the film will span many decades. Now the technology is venturing into a new genre for the upcoming sequel, It: Chapter Two.

In the second film, we are going to see the friends from Derry reunite to once again fight the evil Pennywise when he resurfaces in the lives of the residents. But as the friends come back together, we will also see flashbacks where we may get more insight into the story and the characters’ lives.

But the hard part about flashing back to
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: Why the Brad Pitt and Bruce Lee Fight Is Confusing Moviegoers

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: Why the Brad Pitt and Bruce Lee Fight Is Confusing Moviegoers
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”]

Of all the reimagined bits of history that round out Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” there’s one sequence that continues to divide moviegoers. The scene — a wild, on-set, hand-to-hand battle between Brad Pitt’s stuntman Cliff Booth and Mike Moh as the legendary Bruce Lee — involves plenty of elements worth unpacking, including the use of a historical figure. But some audiences are struggling to understand where it fits in the film’s narrative.

The Bruce Lee/Cliff Booth fight has become one of the film’s biggest points of controversy since “Hollywood” hit theaters late last month. Both Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee and protégé Dan Inosanto have spoken out against Tarantino for his portrayal of the martial arts and acting legend in the scene.

Actor Mike Moh, who plays Lee in the film, recently admitted that he was conflicted at first about taking on the part as written,
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Will ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ win top SAG Award 10 years after ‘Inglourious Basterds’?

Will ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ win top SAG Award 10 years after ‘Inglourious Basterds’?
Once upon a time in Hollywood…a Quentin Tarantino picture made a splashy debut at the summer’s end. Buoyed by strong reviews and featuring megastar (and previous Oscar nominee) Brad Pitt in a principal role, it delivered the prolific director’s biggest opening to date. Naturally, the conversation quickly turned to the film’s awards potential. Would it still be remembered by the time Old Man Winter (and Tinseltown’s gold season) came around?

The year was 2009, and the movie was the revisionist World War II saga “Inglourious Basterds.” And yes, it became a key player in that most topsy-turvy derby. It was overcome by sci-fi extravaganza “Avatar” at the Golden Globes. And despite an impressive eight nominations, it was defeated by the Iraq War film “The Hurt Locker” at the Academy Awards.

The biggest glory for the “Inglourious” gang actually came at the SAG Awards, where it claimed
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Does the Plot of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Connect Back to the Main ‘Fast and Furious’ Series?

Does the Plot of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Connect Back to the Main ‘Fast and Furious’ Series?
(Some spoilers ahead for “Hobbs & Shaw”)

The “Fast and Furious” franchise has been going strong for 18 years now, and it just got its first official spinoff with “Hobbs & Shaw” — though I guess if we’re splitting hairs we could say that “Tokyo Drift” was also a spinoff, it just wasn’t framed as one when it was released in 2006.

I bring up “Tokyo Drift” here for a very specific reason. That movie introduced the beloved character Han (Sung Kang) to the series, and then “Fast & Furious 6” retconned Jason Statham’s character, Shaw in “Hobbs & Shaw,” into the background of that film as the person responsible for Han’s death. Then Shaw was a villain in “Furious 7” before turning hero in “The Fate of the Furious” and getting his own movie alongside The Rock’s Hobbs.

Also Read: 'Hobbs & Shaw' Leads Box Office With $60 Million Opening

“Fate of
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Giveaway – Win Used Cars on Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment will release Used Cars, Robert Zemeckis’ classic 80s screwball comedy starring Kurt Russell and Jack Warden, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 12th August 2019, and we have three copies to give away!

A hilarious cult favourite from director Robert Zemeckis, Used Cars is a high-octane comic salute to the supersalesmen whose persuasive pitches transformed rattling wrecks into your dream car.

Kurt Russell is Rudy Russo, the top salesmen at the New Deal used car lot run by Luke Fuchs (Jack Warden). Caught up in a crazy feud between Luke and his brother Roy (also played by Warden) who runs the rival car lot across the street, Rudy must put his grifting skills into overdrive as the battle for sales supremacy escalates into all-out war!

Under-appreciated on release, Used Cars is now recognised as one of the funniest comedies of the 1980s.
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James Gunn Says The Final Guardians Of The Galaxy Easter Egg Has Been Partially Discovered

If you’re a longtime fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll be familiar with the never-ending quest for the final easter egg of the 2014 movie. Director James Gunn has been teasing that there’s something about his film that fans haven’t spotted yet for years. But it seems someone is very close to solving it at last.

In response to a fan wondering whether it’s been cracked yet or not, Gunn tweeted: “It’s been Partially discovered. Partially correctly and partially incorrectly. You know who you are.”

It’s been Partially discovered. Partially correctly and partially incorrectly. You know who you are. https://t.co/0W5Q7AkcLX

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 1, 2019

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If you’re wondering who Gunn is alluding to, YouTuber MasterTainment made it clear that he
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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Audio Commentary Celebrates John Carpenter’s The Thing

As a special treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system, we recorded a new audio commentary to John Carpenter's The Thing to help cool off during the summer heat!

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Bryan Christopher and Derek Anderson, The Thing audio commentary is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy as an ice-cold treat in the summer heat! The next time you watch Carpenter's The Thing, you can listen as Bryan and Derek take a deep dive into the 1982 remake, including its isolated arctic setting, creeping sense of dread, palpable paranoia, memorable performances from a cast led by Kurt Russell, and groundbreaking (and nightmare-inducing) practical effects from Rob Bottin and his fellow crew members.

Corpse Club members are being sent an audio file of the new commentary, so the next time you watch Carpenter's The Thing, all you have to do is press
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Review

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Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Nicholas Hammond | Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the 9th and reportedly penultimate film to be directed by Film Twitter icon and controversial filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Set within the midst of the bubbling Manson crowd and the backdrop of the Hollywood scene in 1969 – Tarantino’s latest stars the dynamic duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fading actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, as they both journey through the warpath of relevancy in an evolving era, bouncing from job to job with neighbour Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate a third party to the events that unfold throughout.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is unquestionably Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece in terms of filmmaking.
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Movie Review – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. 2019

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, Damon Herriman, Mike Moh, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Robert Broski, Rafał Zawierucha, Bruce Dern, Lorenza Izzo, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Clifton Collins Jr., Lena Dunham, Nicholas Hammond, Spencer Garrett, Sydney Sweeney, Austin Butler, Harley Quinn Smith, Maya Hawke, Marco Rodríguez, Brenda Vaccaro, Kate Berlant, Rumer Willis, Victoria Pedretti, Rebecca Gayheart, Samantha Robinson, Dreama Walker, Martin Kove, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Clu Gulager, Daniella Pick, Mikey Madison, Julia Butters, James Landry Hébert, Madisen Beaty, Nichole Galicia, Lew Temple, Costa Ronin, and Zoe Bell

Synopsis:

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

In the spirit of subverting, by now, hotly anticipated expectations,
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Tarantino's Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood Is A Visual Masterpiece With One Hell Of A Fiery Twist - One Minute Movie Review

Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood is writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s 9th feature film and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt and a long list of celebrities from Kurt Russell and Margot Robbie to Al Pacino and Margaret Qualley. The film not only transports us back to 1960’s Hollywood but it also takes us a little deeper into the mind of Tarantino. But how does the legendary filmmaker’s latest title compare to his previous films?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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