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Harry Dean Stanton Gives His Last Great Performance In New Drama ‘Lucky’

Harry Dean Stanton, the legendary character-actor who’s appeared in countless Hollywood productions, passed away on September 15th at the age of 91. Stanton got his start taking small roles in television productions like Bonanza, Rawhide, The Fugitive, and Gunsmoke in the 1950s and ’60s. He has since appeared in more than 100 films, including Cool Hand Luke, Kelly’s Heros, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Escape From New York, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Green Mile. Now fans will have one more chance to see him in his first (and last) leading role since 1984’s Paris, Texas in what should prove to be a touching tribute.

Lucky is a drama from actor-turned-director John Carrol Lynch (Gran Torino, The Founder) that follows Lucky, a chain-smoking atheist and World War II veteran who must come to grips with his own mortality. The script comes from screenwriters Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja, and reunites Stanton with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch. Also appearing in the film are actors Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers), Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, Steel Magnolias), James Darren (Gidget, The Guns of Navarone), and Yvonne Huff. Check your local listings for showings in your area, and if you’re not in the mood for killer clowns or Tom Cruise, make this one your go-to for the weekend. And of course, rest in peace Mr. Stanton!

New Big Screen Adaptation of ‘Goosebumps’ With Jack Black Opening In Theaters Today

Those of us who grew up in the 90s (which is pretty much all of us) remember watching the popular television adaptation of author R.L. Stine‘s short story collection, titled Goosebumps. Now, 20 years later, a feature-length film adaptation of the popular series is opening in theaters across the country today. Starring Jack Black (School of Rock, Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny) as R.L. Stine, himself, the film, simply titled Goosebumps, follows a young urban teenager who moves to a small town and meets the real R.L. Stine. As it turns out, the monsters in Stine’s stories are real, and he has spent his life protecting his readers from them by entrapping them in his book, hence the reason behind his madness. All that is thrown into havoc, however, when our young city dweller shows up and unintentionally releases the monsters and they begin to terrorize the town, leaving it up to Stine and his new teenage acquaintances to stop them. The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Gulliver’s Travels) and penned by screenwriters Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After, Jack the Giant Slayer), and writing partners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Big Eyes). Appearing in the supporting cast are actors Dylan Minnette (Let Me In, Prisoners), Odeya Rush (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Giver), Ryan Lee (Super 8, This is 40), and Oscar-nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The trailer is available here on MADE. Also opening in theaters today are the films Truth, All Things Must Pass, and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Enjoy the weekend!

Last Minute 3D Conversions For ‘Noah’ and ‘Need For Speed’

Two big releases for next March are now being converted into 3D format before the final cut is seen by audiences around the globe. The upcoming crime-thriller Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul in his first big film appearance since AMC’s Breaking Bad, is being converted into a 3D format before its release next month. Paramount Pictures has also decided to convert Darren Aronofsky’s new biblical drama, Noah, to 3D for its release to worldwide audiences. Unlike Need For Speed, however, at this point Noah‘s 3D version will only be released to foreign audiences. This was a last minute decision made by Paramount in an attempt to boost foreign interest in the film, which in the United States is expected to pull in a decent amount of profit considering it revolves around one of the most famous Bible stories and has Oscar-winner Russell Crowe leading in the title role. Need For Speed is set for release here in the States on March 14th, with Noah following two weeks later on the 28th. Noah also features an all star cast, including Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. You can check out the full trailer above.

New Trailer For Noah From Director Darren Aronofsky

Check out the new trailer for director Darren Aronofsky’s new biblical film, Noah. Based on the story of the man who famously built an arc to save all of Earth’s biological species from sheer extinction at the hands of the corruption of mankind, the movie attempts to put the story in a more accurate historical context, involving wild human tribes and the politics of the world of men during that time before the teachings of Christ and the spread of Catholicism across Europe. The film stars Russell Crowe in the role of a more warrior-like Noah, as well as Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson. The movie is set to be released next year.