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    Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter With Anti-Bullying Message

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    Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams, returned to Twitter this week with a powerful anti-bullying message, after she deleted her account due to what she deemed "cruel and unnecessary" attacks centered around her father's suicide.

    The younger Williams wrote on Monday a simple "Thank you" message, which also included a link to her personal Tumblr page, with a quote she attributed to Harvey Fierstein, her father's "Mrs. Doubtfire" costar.

    "Never be bullied into silence," the quote said. "Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones [sic] definition of your life; define yourself."
    Williams had told her followers in a tweet sent out on August 13 that she was deactivating her account after being on the receiving end of malicious messages concerning her father's death, including edited images purportedly showing his body. Robin Williams hanged himself at his California home on August 11; the actor was 63.

    While Zelda Williams's absence from social media also included Instagram, the young actress has since re-activated that account as well, though it is now set to private. Her first tweet in nearly three weeks has already received dozens of messages of support.

    via: Zelda Williams, h/t Mashable

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    The 'Escape From New York' Reboot May Feature Charlie Hunnam in an Eye Patch

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    2014 Huading Film Awards - ArrivalsThere hasn't been much news on the "Escape From New York" reboot front since the flick was first announced way back in March 2013. But according to a new report, plans for the movie are still in motion -- and the production is zeroing in on its Snake Plissken.

    Starlog writes that Charlie Hunnam is at the top of producers' wish list to play the iconic eye patch-wearing character. The site's sources note that Hunnam is "currently the top contender now that his run on SONS OF ANARCHY has concluded, although it is unclear if his commitments to PACIFIC RIM 2 will leave the actor unavailable."

    Hunnam is also in the running for the lead in director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur," leaving his plate pretty full to be taking on new projects. So who else has the "Escape" reboot set in its sights? Two other actors that Starlog's sources name as potential Plisskens are Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") and Dan Stevens ("The Guest," "Downton Abbey").

    As for the plot of the flick, Starlog's sources also claim to have plenty of dirt on that, too, including that the film will be much more focused on a team of characters, rather than just Plissken as the main protagonist. The flick will follow Plissken as he "traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President," Starlog reports, mixing in characters both old and new.

    Starlog has much more potential plot info about the film, which you can check out on their site. Whether any of this pans out remains to be seen, though considering how long it's been since there's been any word about this movie at all, we'll take what we can get at this point. Stay tuned.

    [via: Starlog, h/t Uproxx]

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    Never Fear, 'Game of Thrones' Fans: You'll See Cersei Naked After All

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    Comic Con"Game of Thrones" producers were in a tough spot recently when their filming permit application was rejected by Croatian officials, citing religious objections to a nude scene set to be filmed in and around a local church. But a new report says that the show was able to come to an agreement with the government, and shooting of the scene in question will commence -- with some adjustments.

    TMZ reports that officials from the Church of St. Nicholas -- whose power is absolute in Dubrovik, Croatia, where "Game of Thrones" is currently filming -- relented to producers' pleas to allow them to shoot the sequence, which features Cersei emerging naked from a church, and wandering through the streets. While the scene is an iconic one from George R.R. Martin's books, church leaders didn't see it that way, denying access due to an objection over public displays of sexuality.

    However, the production was able to convince the church to relent slightly on that stance, and has now been allowed to film the scene as planned, with a few changes. Notably, TMZ reports, actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, will be allowed to stroll the streets in the buff "as long as she never sets foot in a church."

    The site adds that producers plan to work around that stipulation by shooting the beginning of the scene on a fake church set, then cutting it into the other footage. Officials reportedly changed their mind after being swayed by the popularity of "GoT," and the money that the production brought into the country.

    The fifth season of "Game of Thrones" -- nudity and all -- will premiere on HBO sometime early next year.

    [via: TMZ, h/t Uproxx]

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    Here Are the 10 Best 'Star Wars' Fights Ever (VIDEO)

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    All "Star Wars" fights are out of this world, but some just take the cake.

    The official Star Wars website just released their definitive ranking of the 10 best fights in a galaxy far, far away and it's likely going to cause a little controversy. Let's just say the No. 1 lightsaber battle doesn't include Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker.

    Each fight is unique and incredible in its own way, though, and they're getting us particularly excited to see what J.J. Abrams's "Star Wars" vision has in store. Will "Episode VII" take over the top spot? We'll have to wait and see.


    Idris Elba Threatens a Baby in This 'No Good Deed' Exclusive Clip

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    No Good DeedWhen Idris Elba wants to be scary, oh, can he be scary!

    The guy who was so powerfully menacing as Stringer Bell on "The Wire" and brooding as a detective on "Luther" once again taps into his dark side in "No Good Deed." Elba plays a stranger who kidnaps a former district attorney (Taraji P. Henson) and her two young children.

    In this exclusive clip, Elba shows how far he's willing to go to evade the law when Henson's car is pulled over by the police. He grabs her baby out of the back seat, growling, "It's just a little motivation to keep your mouth shut." But can she do that when the policeman asks her to step out of the car?

    Find out, when "No Good Deed" hits theaters September 12.

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    Kevin Costner Can't Catch a Break in This Exclusive 'Draft Day' Deleted Scene (VIDEO)

    Draft Day Press ConferenceKevin Costner's character catches a lot of grief from fans and football experts for his unorthodox decision-making in "Draft Day," and this deleted scene from the flick -- appearing as an extra on the film's DVD and Blu-ray releases, out today -- shows just how far that unhappiness flows.

    The clip, premiering today exclusively on Moviefone, begins with Costner explaining how the public has been "beating up" his general manager character, Sonny Weaver, over his draft day plans, and how he can't seem to catch a break from anyone. While the scene Costner's describing was ultimately scrapped, it perfectly encapsulates a female fan's frustrations with her local football team -- but more importantly, the people in charge of it.

    In the scene, Sonny pulls into a gas station only to be berated by the fan in question, who warns him that if he "screw[s] up this draft, [he]'ll screw up our team," and eventually the entire city. There are dire consequences, she warns/threatens -- which will directly affect Sonny.

    Check out the clip below. "Draft Day" is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

    Draft Day - DVD Clip No. 1


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    Why 'Point Break' Just May Be 1991's Perfect Movie

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    Point Break Keanu ReevesIn a crazy turn of events, Keanu Reeves is 50 years old. To honor the actor's five-decades-old milestone, we're celebrating one of his best movies, "Point Break," and explain why it fits its year of release, 1991, so perfectly.

    Prior to the early '90s classic, Reeves hadn't really ventured into action movies and was best known for playing a pretty boy, high school stoner in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). "Point Break" would change all that. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), the movie paired Reeves with an established star and co-heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, fresh off hits like "Road House" (1989) and "Ghost" (1990). Together, they would create a surfing bromance too good to be true.

    Set against the backdrop of the coastal Los Angeles area, "Point Break" captured the surfing culture of the region, while simultaneously depicting the criminal underbelly of the city. Los Angeles had long been the bank robbery capital of the world, but things took a turn for the worst in the '90s.

    With that in mind, let's break down why "Point Break" is 1991's perfect movie.

    Keanu Reeves

    Let's face it: 1991 was the year of Keanu. He starred in "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," "Point Break," and "My Own Private Idaho" -- all hitting theaters in a span of three months, yet all very different movies. Despite being released only one week after "Bill & Ted" debuted, "Point Break" allowed Reeves to shed his time-traveling stoner character in an instant and transition into the second stage of his career: Keanu "I'm an action star" Reeves.

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    "My Own Private Idaho" demonstrated the actor's indie sensibilities and expanded his repertoire, but action movies ultimately proved to be his bread and butter. By the end of the decade, Reeves would star in two of the biggest action movies of the past 20 years, "Speed" and the influential smash hit "The Matrix."

    Patrick Swayze

    After "Dirty Dancing," "Road House," "Ghost," (and this amazing SNL moment), Swayze was at the height of his starpower in 1991. "Point Break" finally gave him a platform to be more than just a macho and cheesy heartthrob, though, and he shines as Bodhi -- a bank robber equal parts spiritual and radical. He also gives newcomer Reeves a lesson in ass-kicking, using some of the moves he learned as Dalton from "Road House," no doubt.

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    After "Point Break," Swayze wasn't able to match his previous success, making 1991 the zenith of the actor's career before heading into a decline.

    Style

    Thanks to Bigelow's direction, the film feels fresh and devoid of the '80s. It doesn't attempt to be an outright action movie, with huge explosions and a high body count, like "RoboCop," or even the first "Terminator." "Point Break" is filled with humor, without looking for laughs, and that's ultimately what makes it so memorable. It's a unique brand of action flick: a soul-searching surfer movie and a detective FBI thriller.

    Bigelow's "Point Break" shook off the '80s to deliver a well-paced action movie that somehow combines surfing and bank robbing. Add Keanu Reeves, an emerging star, and Patrick Swayze, a mainstay of the '80s, and you have the ingredients for something truly one-of-a-kind. A perfect transition into the '90s.

    Surfing

    Just a few years prior, skateboarding emerged from the underground and became mainstream thanks to Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, and their Bones Brigade skate videos. On the flip side, surfing had been a mainstay for decades and had already pushed its way into pop culture thanks to The Beach Boys, and even Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," but this newfound interest in California's counterculture gave the sport a bit of a renaissance. "Point Break" was also perfectly wedged between surfing's hotdogging era of the 1980s and the new wave of professionals that were about to dominate the sport. Kelly Slater would break onto the scene a year later, winning his first of 11 ASP World Tour Championships.

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    Bank Robberies

    Los Angeles had been called the Bank Robbery Capital of the World since the 1960s, but it seemed bandits really took the name to heart in the early '90s. In 1992, there were more than 2,600 robberies in the seven-county territory; that's 2,600 robberies in 365 days with as many as 28 banks robbed in a single day. Needless to say, bank robberies were a main priority for the FBI in Los Angeles during the early '90s, and "Point Break" captured perfectly the criminal underbelly present in the coastal paradise. How does that stack up to robberies today? Only 200 or so robberies were reported in 2013.

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    Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron

    In 1991, Oscar-winning directors Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron were married -- yes, married to each other -- and each had successful films in theaters in July. Besides "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Cameron also had a hand in his wife's movie as an executive producer. By the end of the year, however, the Hollywood power couple had called it quits. The former husband and wife found themselves face-to-face, though, at the 2010 Oscars, battling it out for the Best Director trophy. Who took home the honor? Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker."

    The Competition

    1991 was a strong year at the box office. But no movie truly capture the year's culture the way "Point Break" did. "Terminator 2" is an incredible bit of filmmaking, but is more a testament to visual storytelling than a pop culture time capsule. "The Fisher King" and "Hook," both starring the late Robin Williams, could also fall into the "timeless" category, with stories that transcend the year in which it was released. "Silence of the Lambs," the year's Best Picture winner, is just as terrifying today as it was in 1991. These movies could have been made any other year and been equally as engrossing; "Point Break" is like stepping back in time to a bygone era of LA cool.

    Anthony Kiedis

    Just two months before the Red Hot Chili Peppers' breakout album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" was released, Kiedis could be seen as a gun-toting rebel surfer in "Point Break." That was the last time Kiedis would remain relatively anonymous, allowing the rockstar to blend in as Tone, the mohawk-sporting criminal -- complete with a couple of ridiculous braids. Today, Kiedis has no chance of blending in, and the film is almost better for it. Who doesn't want to see their favorite rocker picking a fight with Keanu "Pretty Boy" Reeves by the beach showers? Coincidentally, Reeves co-starred with the RHCP's bassist, Flea, in "My Own Private Idaho," released only a few months later. The two even lived in director Gus Van Sant's house together (with River Phoenix) and would jam out at night.

    Gary Busey...
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    Lastly, some words from Johnny Utah himself:
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    Happy Birthday Keanu! And thank you for the greatest quote of all-time: "I didn't appreciate the color yellow until my early twenties." Surf's Up!

    Disney Nixed Stan Lee's Original Cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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    Marvel man Stan Lee has done it all in the movie adaptations of his comic books -- everything from selling hot dogs to playing chess to judging a beauty pageant. But one thing he won't be doing in a cameo? Giving someone the finger.

    According to Collider, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn recently revealed that Lee's original cameo in them movie was supposed to be very different.

    He had "planned to have Lee in one of the Collector's exhibits. Groot would then look at the exhibit aghast, to which Lee would flick off the large tree creature," the site says.

    But Disney nixed the idea, so Lee wound up appearing as part of the crowd on the planet Xandar, where he was talking to a much younger woman. So, Lee playing a creepy old man is OK, and flicking off Groot isn't?

    Perhaps Disney was uncomfortable with Lee being part of the Collector's array of memorabilia. Or perhaps they just thought the former Marvel president was too much of an elder statesman to do such a childish thing as giving someone the middle finger. So, Lee sticking his tongue out at Iron Man in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is probably out?

    They're Still Talking About Making a '24' Movie

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    24 Live Another DayPretty much since the moment the series finale of "24" aired in May 2010, the people involved with it -- producers, star Kiefer Sutherland, other cast members, the caterers -- have talked about making a follow-up movie.

    You'd think that talk would be moot after Fox commissioned and aired the successful 12-episode limited series "24: Live Another Day." Well, you'd think wrong. According to TV Line, people are STILL talking about making a "24" movie.

    Sources tell the site that Imagine Entertainment, which produces the show, has an idea, but has yet to pitch it to 20th Century Fox. That's where things get complicated; since "Live Another Day" was a hit, Fox may want to make another limited series.

    "We haven't had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I'm sure we will in the future," said Fox Networks Group Chairman CEO Peter Rice in July. "It's a wonderful franchise. When you look at the show itself it has many more stories to tell. I think we need to sit down and talk to the creators."

    Whether "24" lives on in a movie or another series, one thing is clear: Jack Bauer can never die.

    'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Trailer Is Really Playing With Fire (VIDEO)

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    Downton Abbey"Downton is catching up with the times we live in," says Mrs. Hughes in the new trailer for "Downton Abbey."

    "That is exactly what I'm afraid of," Carson replies. Oh, Carson!

    Season 5 of the hit British drama -- which premieres in the U.K. on Sept. 21 and in the U.S. in January -- won't feature plastic water bottles, but judging by the trailer, it will have sex, alcohol, and a fire! Will Downton burn to the ground? From the brief glimpses we get, Branson carries Sybbie and George to the rescue (whew!).

    The intrigue is just as hot, as Mary is still flirting with Lord Gillingham; new cast member Richard E. Grant seems to be flirting with Lady Grantham; Jimmy hooks up with a mystery woman; and the servants want to be treated like people, too. See what the Dowager Countess has to say about that.



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