According to a recent posting of Warwick Davis’ YouTube channel on Friday, the “Star Wars” actor has decided to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He admitted to actually having challenged by six people to take on said challenge and decided that due to his size and stature, that he would use a more proportionate receptacle. Davis mentioned he was challenged by Max Landis, Hayley Burroughs, J.J. Lucia-Wright of Feel the Force, James Burns of Jedi News, Simon Lane of Yogscast, and Stephen Merchant. However, Davis didn’t seem to expect a huge amount of ice water to be dumped on him thereafter and quickly attempted to dry himself off and named off his next victims as he laid down his “icy gauntlet” to “Willow’s” Val Kilmer, “Harry Potter’s” Tom Felton, and Bear Grylls where Davis mentions that he likes to roll around in ice naked regardless. Davis is known for his roles as the Ewok Wicket in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”, part of the Goblin Corp in “Labyrinth”, “Harry Potter” and the series of Leprechaun horror movies from back in the day. Continue here
Good news for people who like good news: The Spoils of Babylon is now streaming on Netflix. The Spoils Of Babylon — the epic six-part mini-series — features Tim Robbins, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen and Kristen Wiig’s Emmy-nominated performance as Cynthia Morehouse, daughter, wife, mother, lover, business titan and betrayer. Based on the bestselling novel by Eric Jonrosh, the sprawling epic chronicles the rise of the Morehouse family as they make their fortune in the oil business. But outside the boardrooms, the sweeping story also tells the tale of one of the greatest tragic love stories since Romeo & Juliet, but with more slap fights. IFC NEContinue Continue here
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Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon”. For a complete list of nominations click here
Wyatt Earp might be the lead, but the infirm Doc Holliday is the real hero, an educated, elegant gunslinger who – most importantly, for a long-term invalid such as Scott Jordan Harris – makes chronic illness look good. Continue here
Oliver Stone’s historical epic Alexander returns to Blu-ray in a new Ultimate Cut set – which features the theatrical cut and ultimate cut of the film. The discs are housed in a beautiful box that includes The Art of Alexander hardback book and other goodies to help justify the price of the re-release. Continue here
Scandi distributor’s pick-ups include Palo Alto and Kristen Stewart drama Camp X-Ray.
Recently launched Scandinavian distributor Edge Entertainment acquired three films in the Cannes marche: Gia Coppola’s debut Palo Alto, doc Bolshoi Babylon and Kristen Stewart drama Camp X-Ray. From Pathe International the company picked up Scandinavian and Icelandic rights to Palo Alto, the US drama about a group of rebellious high school kids, based on the short story collection by James Franco – who also appears in the film alongside Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer and Val Kilmer. Continue here