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‘Taken’ Star Clive Standen Says His Character Is a ‘Nerd’ Compared to Other Action Heroes (Video)

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Taken” star Clive Standen says there’s only one thing that separates his character from the one Liam Neeson originated in the film series — competence. “It’s really a modern-day origin story,” Standen said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “He doesn’t have  yet, so he’s tripping and falling. But he has this forward momentum. He has something you can’t train.” The protective streak shown in Neeson’s character throughout Luc Besson’s film trilogy will be brought to the NBC series when it premieres on Feb. 27, Standen says. “This guy has this one thing, »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Review

20 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his car »

- Phil Wheat

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees’ First On-Camera Roles

15 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 89th annual Academy Awards, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel Feb. 26, will honor 20 acting nominees who gave some of the best performances of the year. Ever wonder how such on-screen talents got their big break? As in years past, we’re revealing the first credited on-camera roles of 2017’s leading actor contenders—because everybody’s gotta start somewhere! Read: How to Become an Actor Best Actress in a Leading Role Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”Despite many French awards, “Elle” marks Huppert’s first Oscar nod. Mon dieu! The 1971 TV movie “Le prussien” was the first of her many such projects, followed by the big-screen features that have made her a cinematic legend. Ruth Negga, “Loving”Plenty of performers got their start in soap operas. Just ask first-time nominee Negga, who first took to the screen back in 2004 in an episode of “Doctors,” the still-running British medical series. Natalie Portman, “Jackie »

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The Weekend Warrior 2/17/17: Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness

15 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million.  Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »

- Edward Douglas

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Berlin: Bloom’s ‘Bel Canto’ Adds Trio to Drama’s Cast

8 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert, and Elsa Zylberstein have joined Paul Weitz’s “Bel Canto.”

Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s sales and production shingle, Bloom, introduced the pic at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, and will continue sales at Berlin’s European Film Market. Wme Global is handling U.S. rights.

Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe topline the adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestseller in which a soprano (Moore) travels to perform at the concert of a Japanese business man (Watanabe) in South America. When the home is overtaken by guerrillas, demanding the release of their jailed comrades, a standoff begins that brings hostages and captors together.

International opera star Renee Fleming has also joined and will contribute vocals to the drama.

Principal photography begins in New York on Feb. 13.

Weitz adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub; Weitz is producing with Andrew Miano through their Depth of Field banner along »

- Variety Staff

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"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" - Milla Jovovich In "Vogue"

7 February 2017 9:14 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" actress Milla Jovovich in the latest issue of "Vogue" (Taiwan) magazine, photographed by An Le:

Jovovich began modeling at the age of 12 when Herb Ritts photographed her for the cover of the Italian magazine "Lei". Photographer Richard Avedon then featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements.

In 1988, Jovovich had her first acting role in the television film "The Night Train to Kathmandu", followed by the feature, "Two Moon Junction".

When she was fifteen, Jovovich starred in the 1991 feature "Return to the Blue Lagoon

She also starred in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" and "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999)

In 2002, Jovovich starred in the horror feature "Resident Evil", adapted from the video game series of the same name, reprising her role in five sequels to date, including "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter", written/directed by Paul W. »

- Michael Stevens

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Newswire: Zoe Saldana to play another badass killer in Hummingbird

2 February 2017 6:37 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In Guardians Of The Galaxy, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, “the deadliest woman in the galaxy,” and now she’s taking those talents to a new action-thriller called Hummingbird. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says Saldana will star in the film as “a female black-ops assassin” who has to “confront her true identity” while on a mission. Hummingbird is being directed by Swedish filmmakers Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom, who previously directed the “cinematic content” for the video game Battlefield 1. Also, the script was written by a guy named John McClaine, which is a very a good name to have if you’re making action movies (even if it is spelled wrong).

We don’t know much else about Hummingbird, but THR does compare it to Luc Besson’s 2014 film Lucy, which is a reasonably good sign.

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- Sam Barsanti

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Zoe Saldana to Play Black-Ops Assassin in ‘Hummingbird’

2 February 2017 4:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Zoe Saldana is suiting up to play an assassin in a film from the 2017 Black List. John McClain’s screenplay “Hummingbird” has been fully financed by Fundamental Films and Broken Road Productions, with Saldana now set as the lead. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star will play a black-ops assassin whose latest assignment reveals the truth about her past. The film is said to be in the vein of Scarlett Johansson’s 2014 hit “Lucy,” directed by Luc Besson. Also Read: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2': See Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Co. in First Poster (Photo) The “Hummingbird” project is currently selling domestic. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Zoe Saldana to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Hummingbird’

2 February 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zoe Saldana has come on board for the lead role in the action-thriller “Hummingbird,” with the Swedish directing team of Markus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom.

Fundamental Films will fully finance and produce the movie alongside Broken Road Productions. Sales will launch next week at the Berlin Film Festival, where Good Universe will be handling international sales. UTA and CAA will be co-representing domestic sales.

John McClain wrote the Black List script. Saldana will portray a black-ops assassin whose latest mark forces her to confront her true identity.

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Saldana starred in Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and can next be seen in Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” as Gamora. She is currently filming “Avengers: Infinity War” in the same role and is expected to return as Neytiri in James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” sequels. »

- Dave McNary

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Cara Delevingne Previews ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ On Instagram

1 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Cara Delevingne posted a photo on her Instagram account on Monday in a studio where we can see her face on the screen behind her. The caption that accompanies the photo reads, “So close yet so far. @lucbesson @danedehaan @badgalriri #Valerian”.” Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, a film written, produced and directed by Luc Besson, stars Delevingne in the leading […]

  Source: uInterview

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Dane DeHaan Joins Voice Cast Of ‘The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’

1 February 2017 10:32 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Dane DeHaan, who has the title role in Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and stars in the upcoming A Cure For Wellness, has just joined Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons in the voice cast for animated feature The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island from Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory Kids. He will play the role of Joe, a handyman with a mysterious past. The film, directed by Dan Chuba, Mark Dippé and Anna Chi, also stars Joey King (Independe… »

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‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane in Preview of Hitchcock Drama’s Final Season

31 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next month, A&E’s horror drama “Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga starring as Norman and Norma Bates respectively, will return for its final season. Set two years after the events of last season in which Norma Bates dies from Norman’s murder-suicide attempt, this upcoming season will portray the events of the Hitchcock films. It features the first appearance of Marion Crane, played by pop star Rihanna. Watch a trailer for the season below featuring the first glimpse of Rihanna’s performance, scored under Radiohead’s ““Exit Music (For a Film),” courtesy of EW.

Read More: ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Norman Bates’ Mother Comes Back to Haunt Him

This is the first time Rihanna has appeared on a narrative TV series. She has previously performed on “Saturday Night Live” and made appearances on reality and talk shows like “Punk’d, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane in Preview of Hitchcock Drama’s Final Season

31 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Next month, A&E’s horror drama “Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga starring as Norman and Norma Bates respectively, will return for its final season. Set two years after the events of last season in which Norma Bates dies from Norman’s murder-suicide attempt, this upcoming season will portray the events of the Hitchcock films. It features the first appearance of Marion Crane, played by pop star Rihanna. Watch a trailer for the season below featuring the first glimpse of Rihanna’s performance, scored under Radiohead’s ““Exit Music (For a Film),” courtesy of EW.

Read More: ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Norman Bates’ Mother Comes Back to Haunt Him

This is the first time Rihanna has appeared on a narrative TV series. She has previously performed on “Saturday Night Live” and made appearances on reality and talk shows like “Punk’d, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Altice Studios’ Sfr Play Acquires Luc Besson’s ‘Taken’ Series

31 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– After making its first drama acquisition with “Medici: The Masters of Florence,” Altice Studios’s subscription-based service Sfr Play has picked up exclusive first-window French rights to “Taken,” the 40-million Euros series co-written and produced by Luc Besson.

Created by Alexander Cary (“Homeland”) et Alex Graves (“Game of Thrones”), the “Taken” series is based on the blockbuster film franchise which scored $929 million worldwide. It will roll out on Sfr Play in March.

The drama series, set to premiere on NBC next month, is co-produced by EuropaCorp Television and Universal Television, with Alexander Cary, Alex Graves, Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros producing.

Conceived as a prequel to the trilogy, the “Taken” series stars Clive Standen (“Vikings), Jennifer Beals (“Flashdance”), Brooklyn Sudano (“11.22.63”), Gaius Charles (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and James Landry Herbert (“Gangster squad”).

The series’s 10 episodes will be available one by one on Sfr Play, following »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Luc Besson chats about casting Dane DeHaan in Valerian

30 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jan 30, 2017

We've noticed that directors tend to get a bit wibbly when talking about actor Dane DeHaan, and Mr. Besson is no exception...

2017 looks set to finally be Dane DeHaan's time to shine. 

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After starring in Josh Trank's 2012 sci-fi flick Chronicle as an abused lad driven mad with (super)power, and as a troubled soul in Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines in the same year, DeHaan became a hot ticket.

He's been incredibly picky since, with an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn and a starring role in the indie rom-com Life After Beth his most prominent roles in the last five years, but »

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Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace join kidnap thriller Stockholm

29 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace have joined the cast of Stockholm, a new thriller which will reunite Hawke with his Born to Be Blue writer-director Robert Budreau.

The film will tell the true story of the 1973 Stockholm bank heist and hostage crisis, which gave rise to the psychological phenomenon Stockholm syndrome, as the hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities. The situation was documented in 1974 in the New Yorker article ‘The Bank Drama’ by Daniel Lang.

Ethan Hawke was last seen in The Magnificent Seven, and will next appear in Luc Besson’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, while Rapace is set to reprise her Prometheus role of Elizabeth Shaw for a cameo in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, and is currently shooting the David Ayer-directed sci-fi fantasy Bright alongside Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. »

- Gary Collinson

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Cohen Media Group Launches New Classic Film Series With Chuck Workman Documentary ‘What Is Cinema?’

27 January 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Turner Classic Movies and Robert Osborne are getting some healthy competition as Cohen Media Group launches ‘Cohen Film Classics,’ a new classic film series, hosted and curated by Cmg CEO and consummate cinephile Charles Cohen. The series premieres Friday night, with Academy Award winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s 2013 documentary, “What is Cinema?”

Workman’s documentary combines archival interviews with film visionaries such as Chantal Akerman, Robert Bresson, Robert Altman, and Akira Kurosawa, along with newly conducted ones with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas. In their own words, the filmmakers explore the meaning of the art to which they have devoted their lives.

Read More: ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes Reveals He’s Working on a Film Version

Following the premiere of “What Is Cinema?,” the series will show these four films every Friday in February: “Sudden Fear,” from 1952, featuring Joan Crawford and Jack Palance, “Hangmen Also Die,” Fritz Lang »

- Jude Dry

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: giving up the guilt

26 January 2017 1:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jane Roberts Jan 27, 2017

A few words about low-level guilt, the damage it can do, and what one person is doing about it...

Welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our weekly column where we try and natter about things that may be affecting you, or people you know. If this is your first GvL article, then firstly, a very warm welcome. Secondly, we're aware that there's no one-size-fits-all answer to lots of the things we talk about, and we don't have miracle cures. We do, however, give a sh... well, y'know.

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This week, we're welcoming back the wonderful Jane Roberts, who wants to talk about guilt. Over to her...

It may not have escaped your notice that we are in a new year. New resolutions, new focus, a brand new you - so proclaims the billboards, »

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Garth Jennings interview: Sing, Roald Dahl and more

25 January 2017 10:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Jan 27, 2017

As Sing arrives in UK cinemas, we chat to its director, Garth Jennings, about lunchbreaks, the movie, and Roald Dahl.

I’m a huge fan of Garth Jennings’ work, from his milk-carton music videos to funny monkey TV ads, and into his feature films, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and Son Of Rambow. It’s been a long time coming but, after five years of work, Jennings’ third feature, Sing, is about to get its UK cinema release. When we caught up to chat last week, we talked about those five long years of hard work, about the projects that didn’t come together beforehand, and just a little of the plans that Jennings has for now. Here’s how our conversation went.

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Before you got Sing started, »

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The Weekend Warrior 1/27/17: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

25 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:

As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.

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- Edward Douglas

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