Wrestler-turned-actor dies, aged 61Roderick Toombs, better known by his stage-name 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper has died at his home in Hollywood. The 61-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Manitoba, Piper was expelled from junior high school for carrying a switchblade: an event that didn't sit well with his father, who was a Mountie.
In a secret but 'important' roleA decade on from Deadwood, Ian McShane is returning to HBO for another turn in a flagship show. He's joining the cast of Game Of Thrones' sixth season, in an as-yet unspecified but apparently significant role. Thrones is now entering particularly mysterious territory. The series has - controversially for some - already made some significant changes from George RR Martin's novels in the process of adaptation.
Jon Watts' thriller "Cop Car" opened Sundance's third annual NEXTFEST after premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and it's one of those films that feels more familiar than it should.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign
Sinister scenery, an antagonistic cop duo and political unrest set this sleek Spanish crime drama apartIt’s 20 September 1980, Spain. Franco is five years in the ground. A new Spain is struggling to its feet after 40 years under the Generalissimo’s deadening rule. Eta has today killed four Guardia Civil officers in the north and, on the TV, crowds throw fascist salutes in the streets of Madrid.
His X-deal is finally doneWhile he's been "attached" forever, Channing Tatum had yet to sign any pieces of paper tying him to the role of the X-Men's Gambit in Fox's attempt to kick off a refreshed X-Universe. You may have seen some tittle-tattle in the last week or so that he wasn't going to be doing it after all, but all that's now been consigned to the gossip dustbin.