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"Left Behind" Gets An Unexpected Quote

9 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In an interesting move by the marketing team behind the Nicolas Cage thriller "Left Behind," a new promotional poster for the film is out on its Facebook page which includes a "pull quote" by one of the oldest critics there is - The Devil.

The poster, essentially a still from the film of panicking people along with the logo and release date, includes the quote: "Please do not bring unbelievers to this movie - Satan".

The movie deals with what happens to those left behind when 'The Rapture' suddenly takes place. Other promotional material from the film includes quotes from Christian evangelists and one from the Book of Matthew.

Stoney Lake Entertainment and Freestyle Releasing are releasing the project in cinemas this week. Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson and Cassi Thomson also star.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Satan has an opinion on Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind,' apparently

30 September 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

From what’s been revealed thus far, Left Behind appears to have two key qualities of a classic Nicolas Cage film: All the dialogue is either whispered or screamed, and everything in the movie is on fire. But in case that wasn’t enough to attract audiences, the film’s promotional campaign has enlisted the help of the prince of evil whose entire world is on fire—Satan.

Opening this Friday, Oct. 3, Left Behind tells the story of the biblical Rapture, in which millions of people have disappeared. Remaining groups of survivors attempt to recover from the ensuing chaos, including a pilot played by Cage, »

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The Big Bang Theory Recap: Mars Rover, Mars Rover, Send the Baseball Pitch Over

30 September 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Oh, Howard Wolowitz. He of the extremely bright, tight trousers, given to rude, crude remarks aimed at unsuspecting, and almost always uninterested, females. In short, pun intended, Howard Wolowitz, in the early seasons, was a big weenie in very, very small pants. But that changed along the way, as Wolowitz began to endear himself. Among his best moments: season six’s “The Love Spell Potential,” in which he revealed a talent for spot-on impersonations of everyone from Nicolas Cage to Christopher Walken while acting as Dungeon Master in the gang’s game of Dungeons & Dragons. Sadly for the character, and for the Emmy prospects of Howard portrayer Simon Helberg, that’s also the episode in which Sheldon and Amy had D&D sex — one of the pivotal moments in the Shamy ‘ship thus far — so Howard’s voice work took a bit of a backseat.Still, the show’s writers »

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‘Joe’ Blu-ray Review

30 September 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler, Brian Mays, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Elbert Hill III | Written by Gary Hawkins | Directed by David Gordon Green

The pairing of director David Gordon Green and actor Nicholas Cage is an intriguing one. Green was once an indie darling winning critical praise for films like George Washington, All the Real Girls and Snow Angels. Once big Hollywood got a hold of him many argued he lost his touch as the quality of his films dropped. When films like The Sitter and Your Highness failed critically and financially most figured he was the latest example of wasted potential. Last year he went back to basics with Prince Avalanche and saw some of that praise return. That praise will no doubt continue with his latest film Joe.

Nicolas Cage’s demise has been well documented. »

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Satan Is Promoting Nicolas Cage's Newest Movie

29 September 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Who knew that Satan was such an avid film buff? The marketing team for Left Behind, the apocalyptic Nicolas Cage thriller hitting theaters Friday, has released a new promotional poster for the film featuring a quote from the Prince of Darkness himself.  Shared on the film's Facebook site, the poster intones, "Please do not bring unbelivers to this movie. — Satan" against a backdrop of panicked people.  Read more Nicolas Cage's 'Outcast' Pulled From Release in China A poster added to the Facebook page Monday shows a biblical quote from the book of Matthew, while other posters available online feature

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The Power of Satan Compels You to See the Left Behind Remake

29 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We’re just days away from the release of the Left Behind remake starring Nicolas Cage, potentially the Sharknado of modern Christian cinema. To help entice viewers into theaters, the film’s marketing campaign has begun quoting the Devil himself. No, seriously.… Continue Reading →

The post The Power of Satan Compels You to See the Left Behind Remake appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Satan begs people not to see 'Left Behind' in this marketing quote

29 September 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On October 3, "Left Behind" hits theaters because there is  literally nothing Hollywood won't reboot at this point. The new version of this trek into The Rapture stars Nicolas Cage as the hapless hero trying to navigate a world gone mad, instead of Kirk Cameron.  With all the "worthy" people teleported off planet by the millions, everyone else must muddle through seven years of tribulations until the final stand-off between God and Satan. So how does the Devil himself feel about this portrayal about the coming End Times? "Left Behind" went to the source himself for a pull quote. Seriously. Image Credit: Left Behind / Via BuzzFeed But that seems so short-sighted! There are hundreds of other deities and demigods who no doubt have feelings about this film. I went straight to source to soundbites from five of them, representing a swatch of intersectional faiths from around the globe (and beyond!) #1 - Obviously, »

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Box Office Final: ‘The Equalizer’ $34.1M; ‘Boxtrolls’ $17.2M For No. 3 Behind ‘Maze Runner’s $17.4M

29 September 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update, Monday, 1:44 Pm: The Equalizer came in beneath Sony’s estimates, bringing in $34.1 million for the three-day weekend, easily running over the other newcomer, the animated The Boxtrolls. However, the Denzel Washington film is likely to get side-swiped next weekend by the David Fincher-directed mystery thriller Gone Girl, which is already tracking well for an expected big weekend haul for Fox. Based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, the Ben Affleck-starrer may end up cannibalizing the audience away from Denzel. Gone Girl opens in 50 markets around the world next weekend, too, giving it the first wide international rollout of the fall.

Meanwhile, Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls ended up with a $17.2M take as the first animated fare since June to grace theaters. It gets another weekend before Disney drops Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on October 10. Heck of a title and »

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Nicolas Cage's Outcast pulled from release in China

28 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Outcast, starring Nicolas Cage, has been pulled from release in China.

The war movie was withdrawn just hours before its scheduled release on Friday (September 26) for unknown reasons, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Producer Mike Gabrawy, who was in Beijing for the film's opening, said: "We have no idea why it was pulled. We were advised in the middle of the night and locked down to an Asian day and date.

"All our strategies are up in the air, and we are trying to get to the bottom of this."

He continued: "We don't know if it's a censorship issue. This is the single most important territory for this, and we are trying to get to the bottom of this."

Outcast follows the story of two outlaws who end up in Eastern China and become involved with royalty.

Hayden Christensen stars alongside Cage as a man seeking redemption by protecting the owner of the Chinese throne. »

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Nic Cage's "Outcast" Suddenly Pulled In China

26 September 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just hours before its midnight previews, the Nicolas Cage-led period action thriller "Outcast" was pulled from its Chinese theatrical release last night.

It still remains unclear why the planned wide release today of the official China-Canada-France co-production has suddenly been halted, especially as the key National Day Holiday box-office period is coming up in China.

In fact Yunnan Film Group, the film's Chinese distributor and co-production partner, informed co-producer Arclight Films that they couldn't share the reasons for the postponement.

The Nick Powell-directed film, which also stars Hayden Christensen and Liu Yifei, is scheduled to open in Malaysia today and Vietnam and Singapore tomorrow. Distributors in the latter two territories are reportedly considering postponing the release for two weeks.

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China Blocks Nicolas Cage's Outcast Hours Before Release

26 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

While Hollywood continues to scramble after rapidly growing Chinese box office numbers the unpredictability and risk of the market and it's often unpredictable censorship laws continues to inspire a certain degree of fear. And Nicolas Cage starring period action film Outcast has just become the latest cautionary tale, the Chinese co-production blocked from release just hours before it was scheduled to hit over five thousand screens in the nation. Why? Nobody knows because the people who made the decision aren't saying. Will they be able to release later and make some use, at least, on the money already spent marketing the film? Nobody's saying that, either.Variety has what details there are here....

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China Pulls Release Of Nicolas Cage’s Outcast

26 September 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, it has finally happened: an entire country has rejected Nicolas Cage. Ok, that’s probably not what’s going on, but strange things are afoot concerning Cage’s latest film Outcast, which was set for a release in China today. Without any apparent reason, Chinese distributors have called off the release of Outcast, a co-production starring Cage and Hayden Christensen.

According to Arclight Films, who produced the film, the Chinese distributor Yunnan Film Group (Yfg) have pulled the film from Asian distribution at the last minute, giving no reason for the sudden about-face. Producer Mike Gabrawy was in Beijing for the opening and said he was informed about the change “in the middle of the night.” So far neither Yfg nor the Chinese authorities have explained their reasons behind pulling the film. As Gabrawy says, “We don’t know if it’s a censorship issue. This is the single most important territory for this, »

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Release of Nicolas Cage’s ‘Outcast’ Halted in China Hours Before Scheduled Opening

26 September 2014 5:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — The release of period action film “Outcast,” starring Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen, was halted in China only hours before a scheduled wide theatrical outing.

The film, a Chinese-French-Canadian co-production, was due to have been released Friday in China on some 26% of screens in the country, or more than 5,000 theaters.

Co-producer and sales company Arclight said that it was informed by email in the middle of the night by Yunnan Film Group, the film’s principal financier and Chinese distributor, that the release would not go ahead.

“The reasons for this are not clear. We simply don’t know if it is censorship problem, or something else,” said Mike Gabrawy, Arclight’s head of production. “Marketing and promotion have been done and money has been spent.”

Cage is not currently in China, though director Nick Powell and Christensen are in the country to support the release.

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Nicolas Cage's 'Outcast' Pulled From Release in China

26 September 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Production and sales company Arclight Films' 12th century war romance Outcast, featuring Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen and directed by Nick Powell, has been pulled from a wide release in China just hours before it was due to start screening. Australian-u.S. firm Arclight Films was one of the main companies involved in the project, and a representative said on Friday they were puzzled as to why distributor Yunnan Film Group (Yfg) called off the day-and-date release last-minute. "We have no idea why it was pulled. We were advised in the middle of the night and

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Nicolas Cage's Outcast pulled from China release

26 September 2014 4:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Arclight Films’ period action film Outcast, starring Nicolas Cage, was pulled from Chinese theatrical release last night, just hours before its midnight previews.

It remains unclear why the film, an official China-Canada-France co-production, has been halted. It was due to open wide today (September 26) ahead of the National Day Holidays, a key box office period in China.

The film’s Chinese distributor and co-production partner, Yunnan Film Group, informed Arclight late last night that the film would have to be postponed for reasons that the company couldn’t share at that moment. Arclight is handling international sales and has sold the film worldwide.

“We are completely baffled – as far as we understood, the film had been cleared by China’s censors for release,” said Ying Ye, head of Arclight’s Asian label Easternlight Films. “The film was so well received by all buyers who acquired it and even created a bidding war among Us buyers. We are »

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Nicolas Cage Ponders His Plate In First Image From Dying Of The Light

25 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s not often that production on a movie starring Nicolas Cage is upset by a squabble between the director and studio. After all, Cage is known for his eccentric acting methods, sudden bizarre outbursts and big bug eyes that’d make a Spartan soil themselves in fear. On Dying Of The Light, however, the crazed, brilliant man has been well and truly upstaged by director Paul Schrader.

For the movie in question, Schrader was at first content to write the script, (then set to be directed by Nicolas Winding Refn) before climbing aboard to direct. He’s since gone tete-a-tete with producers in the editing suite. While the first image from the movie has landed – surely a sign things are at least gearing up to a release – controversy surrounding the finished product has arisen.

According to producer Gary Hirsch (who spoke to Variety), the dissent over the movie was »

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‘Tokarev’ Blu-ray Review

25 September 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover | Written by Jim Agnew, Sean Keller | Directed by Paco Cabezas

It doesn’t bode well for a film when it counts Jim Agnew and Sean Keller as its writers. After all the duo were responsible for penning Giallo, the film that made Dario Argento the laughing stock of Frightfest and sounded the death knell on the career of the once-master of the Italian horror genre. Then again it doesn’t bode well when a film starring Nicolas Cage makes its debut as a direct to DVD title either.

So what’s the spiel? Well:

After a life of crime in his younger years Paul Maguire (Cage), now lives a charmed life. Fully reformed from his old ways, he is now a successful businessman, with a nice house, a lovely wife (Nichols) and a wonderful daughter, who he dotes on. »

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'Dying of the Light' Reveals First Look at Nicolas Cage

25 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Our first look at Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin in Dying of the Light comes surrounded in controversy as acclaimed writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; Auto-Focus) is pulled from the film, and the producers are granted final cut.

Check out the image, which was released by Variety in an expose on the long gestating indie thriller, then read on for more information about the plight of this movie and its eventual fate as it heads towards the box office:

In Dying of the Light, Nicolas Cage is CIA agent Evan Lake, forced into retirement with the onset of frontotemporal dementia. He soon learns that his terrorist enemy Muhammad Banir (Alexander Karim) is not dead and must enlists disgraced agent Milton Schultz (Anton Yelchin) to help track down and confront the villain.

With trouble brewing in the post-production process, writer-director Paul Schrader had Dying of the Light effectively taken away from him, »

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First Look at Nicolas Cage's Troubled Dying of the Light Thriller

25 September 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Thanks to Variety, we now have the first photo from Nicolas Cage's "Dying of the Light" film, co-starring Anton Yelchin and Irene Jacob. Check it out below. Plot: Evan Lake (Cage), a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, is forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers his former tormentor, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander Karim), is not dead as assumed for two decades but is alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir's exact location is unknown. With the help of a disgraced young agent Evan sets out to track down Banir. He must confront him before it is too late -- for both of them. Evan's search leads him from Bucharest to Mombasa where, in the guise of a doctor, he confront his nemesis. The new movie is directed by Paul Schrader, who got into a huge dispute with the producers when he delivered »

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Exclusive Interview With Director Gabe Polsky On Red Army

24 September 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Red Army may be a film about the rise of the Soviet Union’s hockey team in the 1980s, but do not tell its director, Gabe Polsky, that it is a hockey movie. He wants his critically acclaimed Tiff selection – you can check out our review here – to be a timeless film that isn’t quartered into a designated genre. Thankfully, the doc is insightful and supremely entertaining, even if you rarely tune into Espn.

Due in theatres on January 22, Red Army was a passion project for the director, who played hockey for Yale before launching his career in film. One of his first projects was for the Nicholas Cage drama Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, where he became friends with the film’s director, Werner Herzog. Another doc that Polsky produced was My Way, about the life of legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub. Polsky must have had »

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