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14 Times Video Games Continued the Stories of Movies (Photos)

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Video games based on movies have a long history of being terrible. But there are a few licensed games that don’t just ride the coattails of successful films, they actually expand and add to them. Here are 12 video games that picked up the torches for stories started on film. “The Thing” (1982) John Carpenter’s 1982 horror movie finds a group of scientists trapped in an Antarctic research facility with an alien threat that takes over and imitates them. The film ends with awesome ambiguity: MacReady (Kurt Russell) and Childs (Keith David) staring each other down, neither sure if the other is. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘Free Fire’ Misfires at Loaded Indie Box Office

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A24 has enjoyed immense success with small-budgeted, limited release films like “Moonlight,” but the studio took a different approach this weekend with Ben Wheatley’s shoot-em-up “Free Fire,” opening the film in a targeted release of 1,070 screens. Unfortunately for A24, the results have not been what they were hoping for. The film — which features Martin Scorsese as executive producer and stars Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley as a group of black market arms dealers who whip out their guns when a sale goes south — got decent reviews with a 66 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating. But “Free Fire” »


- Jeremy Fuster

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9 Former Child Stars Who’ve Gone From Hollywood to Handcuffs (Photos)

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Edward Furlong, once a young rising star known for “Terminator 2” and “American History X,” has been arrested multiple times as an adult on domestic violence charges. Macaulay Culkin, star of the first two “Home Alone” movies, was arrested in Oklahoma City for possession of controlled substances in 2007. Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode I,” was arrested for reckless driving and resisting arrest in 2015. His mother later said that Lloyd had been suffering from schizophrenia. Shia Labeouf, who got his big start as a child actor on the Disney Channel show “Even Stevens,” was charged with »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Former Fox News Star Alisyn Camerota Accuses Roger Ailes of Sexual Harassment: ‘Often Grossly Inappropriate’

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On the heels of Bill O’Reilly‘s ousting at Fox News comes a claim from former “Fox & Friend” co-host and current co-anchor of CNN’s “New DayAlisyn Camerota that, “Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me.” On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” Camerota said she doesn’t relish talking about her experiences with O’Reilly and Ailes while working at Fox News because she doesn’t like the idea of criticizing her past workplace, but now feels as if there was a “tipping point.” “Now, with Bill O’Reilly having been fired, it feels as though — if I take »


- Rosemary Rossi

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The Orchard Buys Max Winkler’s ‘Flower’ at Tribeca

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The Orchard has made the first purchase of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, picking up Max Winkler’s dark teenage comedy “Flower,” TheWrap has learned. The film, which had its world premiere at Tribeca this past Thursday, stars Zoey Deutch as a 17-year-old girl in the San Fernando Valley who has to deal with her mother’s new boyfriend (Tim Heidecker) and his estranged son (Joey Morgan) while making money with her friends as a makeshift vigilante group. Max Winkler, who is the son of “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler, directed the film and co-wrote the script with Alex McAulay and Matt. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Fate of the Furious’ Pulls in $38.6 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office

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“Fate of the Furious” cruised easily to another No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $38.6 million from 4,329 screens in its second weekend in theaters, a 61 percent drop from its $98.8 million domestic opening. That two-frame showing is very similar to the one put forth four years ago by “Fast & Furious 6,” which earned a 3-day opening of $97.3 million on Memorial Day weekend before dropping 64 percent to $35.1 million in its second weekend. Also Read: Oscar Isaac's 'The Promise' Earns Just $200,000 at Thursday Box Office “Fate of the Furious” now »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Bill O’Reilly to Return Monday With New Podcast

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Just days after his ouster from Fox News, Bill O’Reilly is planning a return to topical pontificating. The former star of Fox News for more than two decades will resume his “No Spin News” podcast on Monday evening, he announced Saturday on his personal website. The podcast, available to premium subscribers of O’Reilly’s website paying $4.95 per month, would allow the host to resume his relationship with his legions of fans. Also Read: Why Bill O'Reilly Could Be Off TV for a Long, Long Time: 'I Don't Think Anybody Would Hire Him' The Monday return, scheduled to air at 7 p. »


- Thom Geier

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‘The Trip to Spain’ Review: Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Impersonate Caine Mainly on the Plain

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The Trip to Spain” is the third movie in a series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as versions of themselves. (It has also played as an expanded group of episodes on television.) In their first film from 2010, “The Trip,” they toured restaurants in Northern England and did many impressions of actors, most notably dueling impersonations of Michael Caine so stingingly accurate that it will probably be impossible to watch Caine ever again without thinking of Coogan and Brydon and their send-up of him. They took “The Trip to Italy” in 2014 and reprised their Caine impersonations amid many »


- Dan Callahan

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‘The Lovers’ Review: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts Rekindle Their Marital Spark

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The Lovers” is that rare thing: a serious romantic comedy with farcical elements that never puts a foot wrong. Writer-director Azazel Jacobs (“Terri”) seems to know that there is no margin for error with this kind of project, and so he plans out his comedic scenes with both precision and sophistication. He takes a real chance by allowing musician Mandy Hoffman to create the kind of full-blown and near-constant score with violins that hasn’t been heard much since at least the early 1990s, and this music really buoys the scenes up and makes them sparkle. Since “The Lovers” is a comedy of. »


- Dan Callahan

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Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Mourn Death of ‘Happy Days’ Costar Erin Moran

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Erin Moran’s death at the age of 56 on Saturday touched and saddened many fans, but none more so than those she shared a screen with on the classic sitcom of the ’70s and ’80s, “Happy Days.” “Oh Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon,” tweeted Henry Winkler, who most know as The Fonz. Oh Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon — Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017 Also Read: Erin Moran, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Hillary Clinton Drops in on Tribeca Panel for Kathryn Bigelow’s Vr Poaching Short

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The Tribeca Film Festival for the virtual-reality short “The Protectors” was always going to be a hot ticket because of the film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow. But the event became even crazier on Saturday night with the surprise guest Tribeca sprung on the audience: Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady and presidential candidate showed up, Clinton said, because organized poaching is “not just a terrible crisis when it came to the elephant population, it a trade, a trafficking that funding a lot of bad people.” Clinton took the stage in a small room of fewer than 300 people, most of »


- Steve Pond

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Erin Moran, Star of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi,’ Dies at 56

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Erin Moran, best known for playing Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic 1970s sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. EMTs were called at 4 p.m. Et on Saturday to an Indiana home to tend an “unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department confirms. “Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased. An autopsy is pending,” they said in a statement. Also Read: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Mourn Death of 'Happy Days' Costar Erin Moran Moran was just 6 years old when she was cast in the TV series “Daktari, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Tribeca Panel Turns ‘Bizarre’ as Cast Downplays Feminist Themes

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A promotional stop at the Tribeca Film Festival escalated into full-blown awkwardness and fan backlash for the cast and filmmakers of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on a seminal 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” centers around  a servant in the household of a high-ranking official in a totalitarian society called Gilead. Being one of the few remaining fertile women in Gilead, she is forced into sexual servitude. A majority of the stars in the dystopian series sidestepped or rejected the idea of feminist themes in the upcoming streaming series. The problem? It’s incredibly feminist — according to academics, »


- Matt Donnelly

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Universal and Fox Play Chess With ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Release Dates

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Cat and mouse games are typically played within action films — but in the case of two high-octane projects from Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox, it’s happening around them. On Thursday, Universal announced that Doug Liman and Tom Cruise’s “American Made” would jump back one week from a planned opening of Sept. 29, 2017 to Sept. 22. The decision cleared the film from the path of a sequel to Colin Firth’s 2015 surprise hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” On Saturday morning, however, Fox moved “Kingsman” from Sept. 29 to Sept. 22, once again placing it head-to-head with “American Made.” Also Read: Taron Egerton »


- Matt Donnelly

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Watch Jack Nicholson’s Famous Fans Impersonate Him in Honor of His 80th Birthday

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Happy 80th Birthday, Jack Nicholson! TheWrap’s gift to you is a mixed bag of celebs attempting to duplicate that unmistakable voice and smirk of yours. As if. Jimmy Fallon The “Tonight Show” host wrapped up an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with a cup o’ Joe, a stack of pancakes… and a Jack Nicholson impression (10:40) Benedict Cumberbatch While promoting “The Imitation Game” in 2014, Cumberbatch put his parroting skills to the test, whipping up as many impressions as he could in 60 seconds. Jack is number four. Josh Gad “Can you imagine Jack Nicholson playing »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘SNL': Is There a New Episode Airing This Week?

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SNL” is taking a two-week hiatus before the last three new episodes of the season. That means this week’s “Saturday Night Live” episode is a rerun. Tune in to “SNL” tonight and you’ll find the Oct. 22 episode airing, which featured host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga. It’s a pretty memorable episode, including the ridiculous Halloween sketch “David S. Pumpkins” and a cold open mocking the third presidential debate between Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon). The episode also includes Hanks’ turn on the sketch “Black Jeopardy,” which is among the very best “SNL” has put out. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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#EarthDay, #MarchForScience Has Hollywood, D.C and the Vatican Talking

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Thirty years ago, 20 million Americans across the country rallied for the first time in peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform known as Earth Day. Today, as the Trump administration slashes the Epa and denies climate change, more than 190 countries made their voices heard in the March for Science. Those who couldn’t make it to the streets, took to social media. Among those famous names speaking out, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Clintons and Pope Francis. “Lord, bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Did Alden Ehrenreich Edge Out Harry Styles for Han Solo?

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The upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film about young Han Solo almost had a major meeting of fans: those in love with the franchise, and those in love with Harry Styles. The pop star, formerly of the boy band One Direction, hinted that he read for the part that wound up in the hands of “Hail, Caesar!” star Alden Ehrenreich. Styles appeared this weekend as a guest of popular UK chat show host Graham Norton, where the men played a game called Dead Pan. It required a tight close up of Styles’ face as Norton read various tabloid headlines written about him. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘True Conviction’ Tribeca Review: True-Crime Doc Takes Dark Twists

22 April 2017 12:06 PM, PDT

One of the cardinal rules — and sometimes, biggest challenges — in nonfiction filmmaking is that when you set out to follow real people, you often don’t know where they’re going. Sometimes, real life will lead you in unexpected directions that can make for a great film; other times, it will stubbornly refuse to give you the satisfying ending that would make your movie soar. The filmmakers of “True Conviction,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, definitely had to deal with some of the latter. If the movie is perhaps less satisfying because it denies us the. »

- Steve Pond

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Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ Pushed to Late Summer 2018

22 April 2017 11:50 AM, PDT

Shane Black’s reboot of the “Predator” universe is spending six more months in the oven. 20th Century Fox announced Saturday that the Feb. 9, 2018 release of the Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key and Boyd Holbrook starring vehicle has been changed to Aug. 3, 2018. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be. »


- Matt Donnelly

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