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Exclusive Interview – Gianni Capaldi discusses his latest roles

Friend of Flickering Myth Gianni Capaldi took time out of a very busy schedule to chat with us about what he’s been up to and what’s on the horizon for him…

The Scottish actor has been enjoying a productive run in the past couple of years. In that time he’s picked up a couple of awards, winning best actor trophies at the Amacord Chicago Arthouse Film Awards and IndieFEST film awards for his part in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Elsewhere he’s appeared in a diverse mix of genres with an array of major co-stars. Among The Shadows with Lindsay Lohan (out April in the Us), Hell on The Border with Ron Perlman and Frank Grillo, The River Runs Red with John Cusack and Taye Diggs, Ulysses: A Dark Odyssey with Danny Glover and a Christmas film with Denise Richards. Then even in among all that
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‘Green Book’: The Feel-Good Oscar Contender Has a ‘Magical Negro’ Problem — Analysis

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‘Green Book’: The Feel-Good Oscar Contender Has a ‘Magical Negro’ Problem — Analysis
Dr. Donald W. Shirley was a piano prodigy of Jamaican descent who had mastered much of the standard concert repertory by age 10. “His virtuosity is worthy of gods,” Igor Stravinsky once said. Yet the idiosyncratic Shirley has been reduced to one of cinema’s long-standing racist stock characters in Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book.”

To be fair, “Green Book” doesn’t set out to be a Don Shirley biopic; however, the movie’s billed as essentially an interracial buddy comedy. Universal, which produced the film, plans to submit the true-life road trip film in the Best Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes (although its eventual category placement will be determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press). American buddy comedies have generally mandated equal screen time to both characters — except when one of those characters is black, and exists almost entirely to help transform his white companion on a quest toward salvation.
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Why Daredevil Season 3 Is The Dark Knight Of Superhero TV

Since its debut in 2015, Daredevil has been cited as one of the best superhero shows around. It marked the launch of Netflix’s Marvel Universe and washed away the bad taste of the 2003 film, starring Ben Affleck and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. While the likes of Luke Cage and Iron Fist have fallen in recent weeks, it’s unlikely that Daredevil will suffer the same fate – especially not after its remarkable third season.

Sitting at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus being that it’s a welcome return to form, everything seems to suggest that this season’s a hit. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Daredevil star Charlie Cox explained where he thinks the new run succeeds, saying:

“I think we’ve learned that ideally, this show lives somewhere in between what we did in season one and what we did in season two. Season one was very down-to-earth and gritty,
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Daredevil: 30 Crazy Details About Kingpin’s Anatomy

Wilson Fisk cuts quite the imposing figure in the Marvel comic book universe. Created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. in 1967, he’s gone from Spider-Man villain to Kingpin of crime across several different comic book series and animated projects.

Studios brought him to the screen in live action three times in the forms of John Rhys Davies, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Vincent D’Onofrio. D’Onofrio is back in the role again for the third season of Daredevil, currently on Netflix.

He’s spent time all over the world, but he still calls New York home. That’s why he frequently finds himself at odds with costumed heroes. A regular guy who teaches himself the ropes of crime and punishment, Fisk’s popularity hasn’t waned. Some fans even rooted for him to get the best of Daredevil and Spider-Man on numerous occasions. All he wants to do
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That Time Omarosa Starred in the Trump-Produced Dating Show ‘The Ultimate Merger’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
We all know that former Donald Trump adviser-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman starred on the president’s NBC reality show “The Apprentice” (three times!). But did you forget that she also had her own dating show produced by Trump?

In 2010, Manigault Newman starred in the reality dating show. And if you didn’t know it was produced by Trump, you weren’t reading the title: “Donald Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger.” The show was something of a cross between “The Bachelorette” and “The Apprentice,” with Trump himself picking the 12 suitors, who stayed at (guess where) a Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

“The Ultimate Merger” also featured a spiritual adviser, Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who was pastor of the Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church in Baltimore.

Also Read: Andy Cohen Takes a 'Hard Pass' on Omarosa for 'Real Housewives'

The first season ended with the last man standing, R&B singer Ray Lavender,
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Stephen King-Inspired Movies and Shows to Watch With Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’

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Stephen King-Inspired Movies and Shows to Watch With Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’
It’s Halloween in July with the launch of Hulu’s buzzy new Stephen King inspired series “Castle Rock.”

But in case that show alone isn’t enough to satisfy TV watchers’ thirst for summertime fear, there are plenty of other creepy King adaptations that are worth a late night viewing — and many even serve as the sources for countless easter eggs hidden in the new horror series.

Here’s a sampling of King-based movies and TV shows made throughout the years.

Carrie (1976)

Decades before Sissy Spacek accepted the role of Ruth Deaver in Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” she portrayed the telekinetic title character in the first movie adaptation of King’s “Carrie.” Spacek’s bloody performance as a traumatized teenage girl shocked moviegoers in the infamous prom scene from King’s breakout novel.

Salem’s Lot (1979)

One of the earliest King adaptations, “Salem’s Lot” brought the author’s
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Movie Review – The First Purge (2018)

The First Purge, 2018.

Directed by Gerard McMurray.

Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Christian Robinson, Mugga, Patch Darragh, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis, Rotini Paul, Mo McRae, Jermel Howard, Siya, Steve Harris, Mitchell Edwards, D.K. Bowser, Derek Basco, Maria Rivera, Chyna Layne, Ian Blackman, Melonie Diaz, Naszir Nance, and Marisa Tomei.

Synopsis:

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. This Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment:

Seeing The Purge franchise make a detour into prequel territory is certainly a bit surprising, mainly because there is no reason to do so now; this is a series that has yet to live up to the potential amassed from its tantalizing concept of all crime legalized for one night annually. For starters, the case could be made that James DeMonaco is only fixated on
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A History of Short-Lived Shows That Tried to Premiere After ‘American Idol’

In its prime, “American Idol” was a show that made gold from pretty much everything it came in contact with on Fox. At the height of its power, it made household names out of the people sitting in the judges’ chairs and competing every week. It also saw ratings so astronomical that it became a coveted lead-in for a variety of shows. New series, returning favorites, and newly-minted hits all enjoyed the slot right after “Idol” on the Fox schedule, through its various seasons and placements.

“24,” The O.C.,” “Bones,” “Fringe,” “Glee,” and “Empire” all benefited from the “Idol” bump, either at the beginning of their runs or on their own respective ascents. And you could make the argument that shows like “Til Death,” “Lie to Me,” and even “Human Target” — shows that didn’t have mammoth success — still stayed on the air longer than they would have, were it
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More
Harry Dean Stanton stole more scenes than most other actors even appeared in. Over his six-decade career, the late, great actor managed the improbable feat of being as recognizable from his highbrow fare (like “Paris, Texas”) as he was from his high-school movie (“Pretty in Pink”) — and that was just in the mid-‘80s.

Stanton also worked with David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, and Monte Hellman, among many others; he left his indelible mark on all their movies, as he did on those who watched them. Here are some of our favorites.

Read More:Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91 “Alien

“Right.” Harry Dean Stanton doesn’t say much else in “Alien,” but he doesn’t need to. Along with Yaphet Kotto’s Parker, his Brett provides some much-needed levity aboard the Uscss Nostromo — it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream,
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The Top 10 Stephen King Movies

Tom Jolliffe with his top ten Stephen King movies…

With the impending release of the new It film, now seems a good time to run through a top 10 list of Stephen King movies. These are all feature films. I’ve not included TV miniseries.

As a writer it’s fair to say that King has been prolific. The sheer amount of novels, novellas and shorts he’s written has been astonishing and he doesn’t seem to show too many signs of slowing. The recent trend of translating popular fiction from page to screen is nothing new either. King’s work has been getting the Hollywood treatment for over 40 years. His films by their very concepts offer something interesting, often bizarre. As such there’s an array of films that lend themselves very much to cult followings. The output of King inspired work on-screen is a mixed bag. From cinema classics,
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The Top Five Bouncers in Cinematic History

Bouncers have featured in a wide range of movies over the years, which range from romantic comedies to some of the most action-packed movies that can be found out there. Sometimes, they have been no more than minor roles. Other times, they have been the stars of their own stories, thus making the impressions that they left on the viewers that much stronger. Here are five of the top bouncers in movies: Roxbury Bouncer – A Night at the Roxbury Played by Michael Clarke Duncan, the bouncer for the Roxbury had no name, but it cannot be denied that he

The Top Five Bouncers in Cinematic History
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Omarosa Marries Pastor John Allen Newman -- See the Pic!

Congratulations are in order for Omarosa!

The former reality star tied the knot to Pastor John Allen Newman on Saturday.

Related: Beyonce Shares Flashback Pics of Her and Jay Z's Wedding Anniversary at the Grand Canyon

Omarosa, who now serves as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for President Donald Trump's administration, wed Newman at Trump's Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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15 Years Later The Rock Reacts To His First Leading Role In The Scorpion King

At this point in our lives some of us are beginning to roll our eyes every time Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is cast in a lead role for a film. From The Mummy Returns to the upcoming The Fate of the Furious we have all got our fair share of The Rock in many different roles. Today we are going to focus our attention on his first lead role in the film The Scorpion King.

Believe it or not The Scorpion King came out 15 years ago. It was made by Universal Pictures and was directed by Chuck Russell. The film also starred Steven Brand as Memnon, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balthazar and Kelly Hu as The Sorceress. It was released a year after his first appearance as an actor in The Mummy Returns.

With this month being it's 15 year anniversary, Dwayne Johnson released a video on his Youtube channel where
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‘Cross Wars’ Review

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Stars: Brian Austin Green, Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Patrick Durham, Tom Sizemore, Lori Heuring, Tim Abell, André Gordon | Written and Directed by Patrick Durham

It’s hard to believe that 2011 superhero movie Cross made enough money, or had enough of a fanbase to warrant a sequel, but here we are 6 years after the original, back in action with most of the same cast. Where as the first film, and it’s green Celtic power-providing amulet, was timed to cash-in on that other “green” superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, this time round however there’s no similar superhero movie to cash in on. And this time round the genre has had [much] more than it’s fair share of good, bad and Very bad movies.

I wonder which category Cross Wars falls into? If you have to guess, well…

Cross Wars continues the story of Callan
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Fantasy Fridays: Scully & Mfr Cast Green Lantern Corps w/ A Special Guest!

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Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays here at Lrm, where two real-life best friends put their heads together and pretend to be studio execs as they try to cast and hire other pertinent talent for upcoming geek properties.

Previous Entries:Casting The BatmanAssigning Directors For Man of Steel 2, The Flash, and Captain MarvelPitching What The Next Marvel/Netflix Collaborations Should BeCasting and Pitching Shazam!

This week, we turn our attention towards Green Lantern Corps, since there were recent developments on that front recently. The film recently snagged David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Justin Rhodes (Grassroots) to write the script, with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns producing and overseeing the project. There's also been talk that it'll have a sort of Lethal Weapon vibe to it, and that it'll sort of base itself off of the Sinestro Corps Wars.

Naturally, this news got all of us here at Lrm talking,
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The Friends and Other Stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Will Join at Legendary L.A. Cemetery

The Friends and Other Stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Will Join at Legendary L.A. Cemetery
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be buried among many other famous stars at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Reynolds’s son and Fisher’s younger brother Todd Fisher told ABC’s 20/20 that he is planning a joint service with Billie Lourd, 24, his niece and Fisher’s daughter. According to Todd, his mother and sister will be buried “among friends,” at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. She later died that following Tuesday in the hospital. Reynolds died a
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Every Oscar Nominee and Winner of Color in Acting Categories Post-2000

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The Oscars have been a source of contention for the last two years — but that is poised to change this year. At the source of the controversy is a lack of non-white performers among the 20 slots in the best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress categories. Let’s see just how many minorities — of black, Asian, and hispanic descent — have been honored by the Academy since 2000.

#OscarsSoWhite is the term that has been used to describe the phenomenon of having non-white thespians completely shut out of the acting categories at the 2015 and 2016 ceremonies. Nearly all of Hollywood and the press have spoken out about this occurrence, though it looks like the 2017 ceremony could shape up to be one of the most diverse in history. Here is a breakdown of every nominee and winner post-2000:

For the 2000 ceremony, there was one minority for each acting category.
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Tim Burton Justifies Lack of Diversity in Miss Peregrine by Saying the Film Didn't Need More Minority Characters

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Tim Burton Justifies Lack of Diversity in Miss Peregrine by Saying the Film Didn't Need More Minority Characters
Tim Burton is speaking out about his decision to cast predominantly white actors in his new film, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. "Nowadays, people are talking about it more," he told Bustle in regards to onscreen diversity. "Things either call for things, or they don't. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, Okay, let's have an Asian child and a black - I used to get more offended by that than just - I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that's great.
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Tim Burton Justifies Lack of Diversity in Miss Peregrine by Saying the Film Didn't Need More Minority Characters

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Tim Burton Justifies Lack of Diversity in Miss Peregrine by Saying the Film Didn't Need More Minority Characters
Tim Burton is speaking out about his decision to cast predominantly white actors in his new film, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. "Nowadays, people are talking about it more," he told Bustle in regards to onscreen diversity. "Things either call for things, or they don't. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, Okay, let's have an Asian child and a black - I used to get more offended by that than just - I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that's great.
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