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Timothy Olyphant on the Joys of Getting His ‘Deadwood’ Mustache Back

Timothy Olyphant on the Joys of Getting His ‘Deadwood’ Mustache Back
A version of this story about Timothy Olyphant first appeared in the Movies & Limited Series issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

More than a decade after David Milch’s series “Deadwood” completed its three-year run on HBO, the profane period Western has come back as a two-hour movie with much of its original cast intact. Timothy Olyphant, who in the interim has starred in “Justified” and “The Santa Clarita Diet” and played the bad guy in “Live Free or Die Hard,” returns as righteous lawman Seth Bullock, 10 years older and a little wiser than he was the last time we saw him butting heads with Ian McShane’s Al Swearengen.

Did you get a kick out of being back in the world of “Deadwood?”

Oh, my God, yeah. I went from thinking it was a terrible idea and I didn’t want to do it to going completely 180 and thinking,
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Timothy Olyphant Says ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ Reminded Him How Much He Stole From His Co-Stars

Timothy Olyphant Says ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ Reminded Him How Much He Stole From His Co-Stars
Since “Deadwood” ended its three-year run on HBO in 2006, Timothy Olyphant was always pretty sure of one thing about the profane Western series created by David Milch: It was not coming back.

“I thought it was never going to happen,” Olyphant told theWrap about a revival of the series in which he played Seth Bullock, a lawman in a lawless town. “There was no reason for it to happen. I think I’m on record as saying it’s tough to get that many people together for a barbecue.”

But Milch agreed to make a two-hour movie, “Deadwood: The Movie,” which picks up with the denizens of the town of Deadwood 10 years after the original series ended — and Olyphant, who in the intervening years had played the bad guy in “Live Free or Die Hard” and starred on the series “Justified,” among other jobs, finally realized that it might
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Justin Long Reveals Die Hard Prank That Finally Broke Bruce Willis

Justin Long Reveals Die Hard Prank That Finally Broke Bruce Willis
Justin Long made Bruce Willis panic on the set of 2007's Live Free or Die Hard. The movie is the fourth installment in the Die Hard franchise, so it was pretty familiar to Willis by this point in the game. The original Die Hard hit theaters 20 years beforehand and changed the action movie (and Christmas movie genre) forever. Willis' John McClane is a true badass and action icon thanks to the franchise, but Long reveals what exactly makes Willis lose his cool.

In a recent interview, Justin Long was asked what it was like working on the set of Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis. He spilled the beans and a bit more. The veteran actor was mentally preparing Long for a car stunt and said, "You're going to want to have some Dramamine because it's going to be a bumpy ride," which got Long thinking of a prank he could play.
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How Justin Long Pranked Bruce Willis So Hard on ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ That He ‘F-king Panicked’ (Video)

How Justin Long Pranked Bruce Willis So Hard on ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ That He ‘F-king Panicked’ (Video)
It’s pretty hard to get John McClane to panic. But Justin Long, who co-starred with Bruce Willis on “Live Free or Die Hard,” was able to make Willis completely freak out.

Long appeared on PeopleTV’s “Couch Surfing” and recounted a time during filming of the 2007 movie when he got one over on his more hard-edged co-star. Before filming one of the car chase scenes, Long said that Willis told him that he is “going to want to have some Dramamine because it’s going to be bumpy ride.”

Long added that, despite filmmakers normally fake how fast a car is going — they are actors after all — this particular stunt would swing the two of them around pretty fast. So Long figured he would throw Willis’ words, literally, back in his face, with the help of a helping of oatmeal he snuck in his mouth when Willis wasn’t looking.
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Composer Marco Beltrami to Be Honored by Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive)

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Composer Marco Beltrami to Be Honored by Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive)
American composer Marco Beltrami will be the guest of honor at the World Soundtrack Awards, part of the Ghent Film Festival, on Oct. 18 in Belgium.

Beltrami, a two-time Oscar nominee (for “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Hurt Locker”), recently scored the horror hit “A Quiet Place” and the Oscar winner for Best Documentary “Free Solo.” Music from both will be performed in a concert by the Brussels Philharmonic.

Festival music director Dirk Brossé, who will conduct, called Beltrami “an all-around composer whose music moves within the most diverse musical styles and genres. Dedicating considerable attention to melody and obsessed by rhythms, Marco offers a rich palette of both acoustic and electronic colors.”

The Ghent Film Festival runs from October 8 to 18 this year. It is widely considered one of the world’s leading events devoted primarily to film music; past concerts have featured such leading composers as Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone,
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How realistic are Hollywood’s stunts?

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Have you ever wondered if it’s actually possible to survive a nuclear explosion by hiding in a fridge? If it’s really possible for an amputee to jump from a crane into a burning skyscraper? Or for a superspy to kitesurf to safety following an avalanche? The folks at Betway have!

In their quest for answers they’ve broken down some of Hollywood’s biggest and best stunts to determine whether or not they could happen in real life – with a little help from industry experts, including a pilot, stunt woman, plastic surgeon and ex-army officer!

The films included are:

Skyscraper (2018) Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Fast & Furious 7 (2015) Saw VII (2010) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Transporter 2 (2005) Bad Boys 2 (2003) Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) Die Another Day (2002) Face/Off (1997)

The guide below includes information about how each scene was filmed, to explain how the use of prosthetics,
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Tackling Fear and ‘All About Nina’

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Tackling Fear and ‘All About Nina’
Mary Elizabeth Winstead landed her first TV gig when she was 12 years old, appearing in an episode of “Touched by An Angel.” Since then, she has spent the last 20 years in films that scaled large and small, portraying a wide range of complicated, fully realized women.

Many of these performances deserved attention on the awards landscape, such as her role as a terrorized prisoner in “10 Cloverfield Lane” and turn as an alcoholic in the drama “Smashed,” though she landed an Independent Spirit nom for the part. And it’s still puzzling how her turn Ewan McGregor’s crafty fiancée in the third season of “Fargo” managed to elude more attention.

Now, Winstead is back on the big screen with another bold turn in “All About Nina,” the feature debut from writer-director Eva Vives. So about Nina: She’s a caustic stand-up comedian who exudes confidence onstage but is less
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‘Swamp Thing’ Pilot To Be Directed by ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ Director Len Wiseman

DC Universe, DC Comics’ new digital subscription service, gave the green-light to a live-action TV series based on Swamp Thing, and rumors floated around like a moss-covered log that executive producer James Wan may step behind the camera to direct it. But now the project has hired Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free […]

The post ‘Swamp Thing’ Pilot To Be Directed by ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ Director Len Wiseman appeared first on /Film.
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Die Hard 6 (Year One) Changes Title to 'McClane'

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The Die Hard franchise is going in a new direction, with the 6th film. They've changed the title to "McClane" and plan to focus more on the action star. More within...

The first few Die Hard films have been widely considered some of the best in the action genre, over the past 20 years. 1988's Die Hard, the one that started it all, has even been touted as one of the best Christmas films of all time, even though franchise's star, Bruce Willis, disagrees with the Christmas classification. While the series has hit legendary status, the most recent film, A Good Day to Die Hard, was anything but. Now, Willis returns for his sixth film of the franchise, with a new name and direction that'll hopefully return the action franchise to its former glory.

Originally titled, "Die Hard: Year One", a new interview with Empire has emerged, with Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura,
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‘Die Hard’ Origins Story Now Titled ‘McClane’

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‘Die Hard’ Origins Story Now Titled ‘McClane’
Die Hard 6, which has been touted as the origin story of Bruce Willis’ wise-cracking action hero of the classic franchise, has a new title. In an interview with the UK movie magazine Empire, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said, “You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, McClane.

Deadline originally broke the story in 2015 that the next installment of the franchise was originally put on the drawing board as Die Hard: Year One at Fox with Live Free Or Die Hard helmer Len Wiseman returning.

According to the Empire report, the sequel-prequel script features Willis as a 60-year-old McClane with a younger version of McClane in his 20s.

Said di Bonaventura, “We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before… We are gonna explore John McClane in his twenties. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version.” The Conjuring
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'Die Hard 6' will officially be called 'McClane'

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'Die Hard 6' will officially be called 'McClane'
The 'Die Hard' franchise has never gone in for plain-Jane sequel titles like 'Die Hard 3' or 'Die Hard 4', opting instead for the much more badass 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' and 'Live Free or Die Hard,' titles that call to mind nothing but explosions and one-liners.

But for the upcoming sixth installment they’re going for something much cleaner, and the movie with the once reported title of 'Die Hard: Year One' is now simply being called 'McClane'.
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Len Wiseman updates on Die Hard: Year One; Says it's happening "fairly soon"

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Len Wiseman updates on Die Hard: Year One; Says it's happening
The original Die Hard celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, making everyone look back on the iconic action classic and the sequels it spawned. We’ve gotten five movies in total, and a sixth one, Die Hard: Year One, is slowly but surely making its way to us. Director Len Wiseman (Live Free Or Die Hard) was on hand recently to talk about the flick, offering some updates on where... Read More...
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Best 4th Movies in Franchises Ranked, From ‘Jaws IV’ to ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ (Photos)

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Best 4th Movies in Franchises Ranked, From ‘Jaws IV’ to ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ (Photos)
Not many film franchises get the distinction of hitting number four. It’s even more impressive when they’re actually good. This 4th of July, we’re counting down from worst to best some of the most notable “number four” in their respective franchises.

“Jaws IV: The Revenge”

“I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible,” star Michael Caine said about the movie. “However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.”

X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)

Thank the heavens that “Logan” and “Deadpool” happened.

Batman & Robin” (1997)

Isn’t this an ice list?

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” (1972)

Fans of the “Planet of the Apes” prequels might be interested to see Caesar’s original origins, although the new films do the character more justice.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” (1987)

Did you know the Razzies had a “Worst Original Song” category?
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Trevor Noah Compares Mike Pence’s Brazil Immigration Speech to a Movie Villain (Video)

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Trevor Noah Compares Mike Pence’s Brazil Immigration Speech to a Movie Villain (Video)
Vice President Mike Pence made a speech this week in Brazil, directed at immigrants coming to the United States, that Trevor Noah said on Wednesday’s “The Daily Show” sounds something a supervillain would say in an action movie.

“To the people of Central America, I have a message for you, straight from my heart, and straight the heart of the American people,” Pence said in the speech. “Don’t risk your lives or the lives of your children by trying to come to the United States on a road run by drug smugglers and human traffickers. If you can’t come legally, don’t come at all.”

Also Read: Fallon Claps Back at Trump on 'Tonight Show': 'Shouldn't He Have More Important Things to Do?'

The segment cut back to Noah, who looked deeply disturbed.

“Goddamn,” Noah said. “That’s from his heart? Gee, what does he say when he hates you?
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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)

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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000

George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together.

Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by Daft Punk. It grossed more than $400 million worldwide in 2010.

The Color of Money” featured Paul Newman reprising his role as “Fast Eddie” Felson alongside Tom Cruise. Newman won the Best Actor Oscar, 25 years after 1961’s “The Hustler.”

In “Psycho 2,” Meg Tilly played a traveler who encounters Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins
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New Study: Parents Say Films With Intense Gun Violence More Suitable For Children 15 And Up

New Study: Parents Say Films With Intense Gun Violence More Suitable For Children 15 And Up
Parents say that on screen gun violence, even when it appears justified in PG-13 movies, are more suitable for teens 15 years old and older, according to a study by researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center out of Philadelphia published today. A PG-13 rating from the MPAA’s Classification and Ratings Administration (Cara) currently means that parents are strongly cautioned as some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

What researchers found is that parents are more willing to let their children see PG-13 movies with intense gun violence when the violence appears to be “justified,” used in defense of a loved one or for self-protection, than when it has no socially redeeming purpose (or “unjustified”).

But even when the gun violence in PG-13 movies appears “justified,” parents say that those movies are more suitable for teens age 15 and up. Parents thought movies with “unjustified” but bloodless gun violence were more appropriate for 16-year-olds,
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Study: Gun Violence in PG-13 Films Is More Acceptable as Long as It’s ‘Justified’

As the debate around gun control in the U.S. has crescendoed, gun violence in Hollywood films with PG-13 ratings is becoming more acceptable, according to a new study.

Parents with children under the age of 17 are more desensitized to gun violence when it’s deemed justified, according to the study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (Appc) at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study determines justified gun violence as that which is used in the defense of a loved one or for self-protection. Unjustified gun violence would be when it has no socially redeeming purpose.

Also Read: Shannon Watts of 'Moms Demand Action': 'The NRA Is a Paper Tiger' (Video)

While gun violence was more acceptable when it was justified, parents did think the movies would be more suitable for teens age 15 and older, rather than the recommended 13 years old and older by the Motion Picture Association of America.

A representative for the MPAA declined to comment.

Parents thought movies with unjustified but bloodless gun violence were more appropriate for 16-year-olds, the study found.

“The findings suggest that parents may want a new rating, PG-15, for movies with intense violence,” said Daniel Romer, research director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, in a statement. “Violent movies often get a PG-13 rating by omitting the consequences of violence such as blood and suffering, and by making the use of violence seem justified. But parents of teenagers say that even scenes of justified violence are upsetting and more appropriate for teens who are at least 15.”

Also Read: New NRA President Oliver North Compares Anti-Gun Sentiment to Jim Crow-Era Racism

Romer argues that even bloodless, justified gun violence could potentially be harmful. And there’s more gun violence in films with PG-13 ratings than films with R ratings.

Researchers in the study showed movie clips to a national sample of 610 parents with at least one child between 6 and 17 years old.

Parents watched 90-second clips of justified gun violence from PG-13 rated films, including “Live Free or Die Hard,” “White House Down,” “Terminator Salvation” and “Taken.” Or they saw clips of unjustified violence from PG-13 rated films “Skyfall” and “Jack Reacher,” or R-rated films “Sicario” and “Training Day.”

Scenes from the R-rated movies were edited, taking out graphic and upsetting material such as blood and suffering to mimic the effect of PG-13 movies.

Also Read: Jennifer Hudson: Gun Violence 'Can Happen to Anybody'

The study found that parents were less upset by the justified violence and thus more lenient on what age is appropriate for a child to watch it. When they watched the scenes of unjustified gun violence, however, they were more restrictive.

“We still don’t know whether repeatedly seeing movies with justified violence teaches children that using guns is Ok if they think it’s justified,” Romer said. “Hollywood is exploiting the movie rating system by leaving out harmful consequences like blood and suffering from PG-13 films.

“By sanitizing the effects of violence, movie makers are able to get a PG-13 rating and a wider audience for their films,” he continued. “But this gun violence may be just as brutal and potentially harmful to young viewers.”

We’re about four and half months into 2018 and there have been 92 reported mass shootings in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit organization that’s been tracking gun-related incidents since 2013. The database finds that 905 teens (ages 12 to 17) have either been injured or killed by a gun in 2018.

One of the most notable incidents this year was the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in which the shooter killed 17 people.

That shooting sparked a rallying cry for a change in gun laws that has been met with staunch opposition.

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Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers

Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers
Bruce Willis confirmed just this past February that Die Hard 6 is definitely still happening. Now the project is chugging forward at a faster rate, with 20th Century Fox bringing on new writers. The studio has hired Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, the sibling scribe team best known for their work on The Conjuring franchise. They will rewrite the Die Hard 6 script. Len Wiseman is still attached to direct this action sequel, and also serve as a producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Die Hard 6 will bring back Bruce Willis, reprising his iconic role as New York cop John McClane, but the story will actually focus on a much younger John McClane as a NYPD cop in the 1970s. Bruce Willis is expected to appear in present-day scenes that will bookend the movie, that will shift back and forth between present-day and the 1970s. While Bruce Willis was originally expected to make
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20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise

The ‘Die Hard’ franchise is a series of films that are based on ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, a 1979 novel by Roderick Thorp. The first film ‘Die Hard’ was released in 1988 and ‘Die Hard 2’ followed in 1990. The third film in the series was ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ which was released in 1995. The next installment came in 2007 with the release of ‘Live Free or Die Hard’. Finally, ‘’A Good Day to Die Hard’ was released in 2013. The series follows the adventures and situation that John McClane finds himself in and these are often violent and

20 Things You Never Knew about the Die Hard Franchise
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Justin Long and Donald Faison To Star In The Wave

Justin Long and Donald Faison will co-star in The Wave, an indie film written and produced by Carl W. Lucas and directed by Gille Klabin. The film is about a lawyer who changes his outlook on a high-stakes insurance case when a life-changing, drug-induced night on the town with co-workers actually ends up changing the way he lives life.

According to Deadline, Long will play Frank, an image-obsessed attorney who changes course on a controversial insurance case. Faison is Frank’s coworker Jeff who encourages Frank to live a little and join him for a night out on the town.

Faison is known for his role on Scrubs, and Long is know for his roles in Live Free or Die Hard and Drag Me To Hell. No word on when production will begin or when the film is expected to be released.
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