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Win a Bigger Splash on Blu-ray

26 June 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of A Bigger Splash on 27th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his […]

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A Bigger Splash; Salam Neighbor; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; How to Be Single; The Violin Teacher; Triple 9; Ivan’s Childhood; Gilda – review

25 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A decadent summer gathering turns sour in the sparkling A Bigger Splash, while a vital documentary gives refugees a voice

If the British summer would just play ball, the DVD release of A Bigger Splash (Studiocanal, 15) would be perfectly timed. Luca Guadagnino’s slinky, shimmery indulgence is the cinematic equivalent of a beach read: it slips by in a pleasurable daze, our concentration divided between the words and the sunlight on the screen. The David Hockney allusion in the title is no accident. The setting of this lackadaisical daylight noir may be the Sicilian island of Pantelleria rather than Beverly Hills, but this is a sparkling lifestyle study, fascinated with the surface luxuries – the pools, the meals, the linen kaftans – of the rich and famous.

As the lazily decadent summer plans of Tilda Swinton’s mute rock star and her surrounding party curdle in the heat, Guadagnino’s gaze isn’t critical, »

- Guy Lodge

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22 Deserving Oscar Contenders From the First Half of 2016

24 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of them fresh off exposure-boosting festival circuits — drown everything out.

There are exceptions, of course, but mostly, without the help of critical kudos and other precursor awards that deign to have long memories, quality work is frequently left in the also-ran pile. In an effort to keep the spotlight trained on deserving contenders, here is a long list of players we’d like to see remembered by the Academy later this year.

[Note: This list only includes films theatrically released to the public through the year’s midway point. Not all festival entries are eligible.]

Best Picture: “Weiner

Rather than save it for the documentary feature category, why not just call one of the year’s best movies exactly what it is? This Sundance hit is somehow the perfect movie for now: Flawed heroes, media obsession with titillation yielding obfuscation of substance — it’s brilliantly in tune with the zeitgeist. »

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Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

21 June 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The world of J.R.R. Tolkien, brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, continues to cast a shadow over fantasy cinema...

One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Middle-earth where the shadows lie.

Now, far be it from me to ever describe Middle-earth as a dark shadow over anything, but for everyone else trying to make a mega-hit fantasy film, the very thought of competing with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit must seem the equivalent of toppling literal evil on Earth.

It seems that any time a big-budget fantasy flick is released, they get sneered at as generic, lacking the richness of detail or story compared to Lord Of The Rings.

But if this sounds like I’m suggesting there »

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'Richard III': Theater Review

17 June 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It's a shame the Almeida Theatre Company's solid, effective and sinister production of Richard III is slated to finish its run Aug. 6 since, with its emphasis on bones, skulls and ghosts, it would make a perfect seasonal choice for Halloween. Featuring Ralph Fiennes in the title role and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret (the two last appeared together in Fiennes' own contemporary film adaptation of Coriolanus), director Rupert Goold's production borrows more than a little of its vernacular from horror films and the theater of shock. He seldom gets his own hands dirty, but this Richard is a psychopath by

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- Leslie Felperin

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Kieslowski, ‘Cat People,’ and the Coen Brothers Lead The Criterion Collection’s September Line-Up

16 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

September tends to be the time of year that movie studios start busting out the big guns, and 2016 finds the Criterion Collection following suit, as the boutique home video label will be releasing one of the most significant cinematic landmarks on which they’ve yet to put their stamp.

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s mammoth “Dekalog” makes the company’s September lineup something of a bumper crop in and of itself, but — lucky for us — it’ll be accompanied by an essential Kenji Mizoguchi classic, two ample doses of Jacqueline Susann-inspired campiness, some old school Coen brothers and much more. Check out the full release slate below, listed in rough order of our excitement for each title.

1.) “Dekalog” (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988), Spine #837

This would be at the very top of the list regardless of what else Criterion is releasing in September. One of the greatest achievements in all of film (though »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Casts ‘Prometheus’ Star Logan Marshall-Green

16 June 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prometheus” star Logan Marshall-Green is in talks to join “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in a villainous role, sources confirmed to Variety.

Tom Holland plays the titular superhero and Robert Downey Jr. is set to reprise his role as Tony Stark — aka Iron Man.

Jon Watts is directing Sony and Marvel’s reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise. Marisa Tomei will portray Aunt May and Zendaya is also on board in a mystery role. Tony Revolori, who starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and Laura Harrier, who appeared on the soap opera “One Life to Live,” have also joined the cast.

Plot details are still being heavily guarded

Kevin Feige is producing with Amy Pascal. Production is expected to start this summer with the film hitting theaters on July 7, 2017.

Marshall-Green most recently starred in Karyn Kusama’s horror-thriller “The Invitation.” He is also toplining the Cinemax series “Quarry.” He will next appear in the war film “Sand Castle,” bowing next year, and the indie “Black Dog, Red Dog.”

Marshall-Green is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Stone Genow.

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- Justin Kroll

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The Furniture: Merrily We Dance in Hail Caesar!

13 June 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. Here's Daniel Walber...

Hobie Doyle is out of his element. Tossed from the great outdoors into the drawing room by the head of the studio, Alden Ehrenreich’s cowboy careens into words with hilarious indelicacy. It might be the single funniest scene in the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar!, now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, or at least a close second place to the hysterical clerical debate. It also has one of the most interesting sets, if not the flashiest.

The production in question is "Merrily We Dance," a genteel comedy by the director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes). A hodge-podge of George Cukor and Noel Coward, he stands in for the not-quite-closeted geniuses of the era. The film, which seems to fall somewhere between Private Lives and Dinner at Eight, sends a jilted lover to an upscale party from which the hostess has absconded to Lake Onondaga »

- Daniel Walber

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Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins’ new thriller Misconduct grosses just £97 at UK box office

8 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After it received a chilly reception from critics last week, the new thriller Misconduct has had one of the worst openings ever at the UK box office, grossing less than £100. Yes, £100.

The film, directed by Shintaro Shimosawa, stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino (Heat) and Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World) and was made for roughly $11 million. However, after being released in UK cinemas last Friday on just five screens, the film has so far grossed just £97 for an average of just £19.40 per location.

Misconduct joins the ranks of some of the UK’s lowest grossing films which includes last year’s Momentum, which despite featuring Morgan Freeman, grossed just £46 from 10 screens. Uma Thurman-starrer Motherhood earned just £88 in 2009, while The Chumscrubber, which starred Ralph Fiennes and Jamie Bell, ended with just £36.

Misconduct stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as a lawyer “caught up in a nefarious plot involving kidnap and murder »

- Scott J. Davis

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Hail, Caesar! Preview Visits George Clooney in Old Hollywood | Exclusive

8 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Coen Brothers returned to the big screen for the first time in three years back in February with their new period piece Hail, Caesar!, which is set in 1950s Hollywood. In case you missed your chance to see it on the big screen, Hail, Caesar! debuted on Digital HD last month and on Blu-ray and DVD earlier this week. If you haven't had a chance to pick up this comedy quite yet, we have an exclusive preview featuring stars George Clooney and Josh Brolin.

In Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Hail, Caesar, George Clooney fittingly plays the biggest movie star in the world, who goes missing while shooting his new movie. We learn in this preview that this movie-in-a-movie is very similar to Ben-Hur, with George Clooney himself revealing that they used actual backdrops from the real Ben-Hur as a part of this production. He also talks about his unique costume, »

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Josh Brolin Was 'Blown Away' by 'Avengers: Infinity War' Story

7 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No matter the era, Josh Brolin has a pretty firm handle on Hollywood.

If you missed brothers Joel and Ethan Coen's most recent movie, "Hail, Caesar!," you've got a new opportunity to check out the flip-side of "Barton Fink," their poison-pen take on the conflicts between Hollywood and creativity. The film, which features Brolin as a studio fixer -- the squasher of potential star scandals detrimental to box office business -- is, even with its somewhat cynical lens trained on spoiled celebrities with bad judgment, a loopy love letter of sorts to a bygone cinematic era where even the by-any-means-necessary fixer's just doing his best for the image of the system and its stars.

The second in a now-emerging Brolin Acting Dynasty -- his dad, James, paved the way; daughter Eden is following in his footsteps -- Brolin, who brings a distinctive heart and conscience to a role that »

- Scott Huver

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 6-12

6 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Zootopia"

Those sloths at the Dmv could learn from Disney's super-fast home release of "Zootopia." The instant classic blockbuster came out in theaters in early March, and it's already arriving on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 7. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come with a magical amount of bonus features, including "Zoology: The Roundtables," with Ginnifer Goodwin (who voices rabbit officer Judy Hopps) leading an in-depth look at the movie's characters, animation, environments, and more. Other extras include "The Origin of an Animal Tale," "Research: A True-Life Adventure," "Z.P.D. Forensic Files," "Scoretopia," a look at deleted characters, a bunch of deleted and alternate scenes (including an alternate opening), and Shakira's "Try Everything" music video. »

- Gina Carbone

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Hail, Caesar! Blu-Ray Review

4 June 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Coen Brothers’ lyrical homage to Classic Hollywood, Hail, Caesar! hits Blu-ray next week. A more optimistic companion piece to the darker, seamier Hollywood of Barton Fink, Hail, Caesar! succeeds more than it fails, delivering an enjoyable and diverting, if somewhat unfocused, paean to a bygone world.

Hail, Caesar! chronicles a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), the head of physical production at Capitol Pictures and a Hollywood fixer who manages everything behind the scenes of a Hollywood dream factory. We follow Eddie as he juggles recalcitrant directors, pregnant starlets, Communist writers and invasive gossip columnists, all while trying to hold onto his love of Hollywood in the midst of a growing studio crisis.

At the center of the loose narrative is the disappearance of Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), leading man and star of Capitol’s latest prestige picture Hail, Caesar!, a thinly veiled Biblical epic that references Ben Hur, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Remember These 8 Actors Who Disappeared into Their Roles?

31 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The most memorable family-movie characters are often played by actors who, thanks to talented makeup designers, are barely recognizable on-screen. Johnny Depp, an actor known for his many disguises, transforms himself yet again as the maddest of Mad Hatters in the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass. Check out more actors who weren’t afraid of endless hours in the makeup chair to disappear into a role.     1. Ralph Fiennes/Harry Potter  series (2001) It...

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Giveaway: Win Hail, Caesar! Starring George Clooney on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Combo (5 Winners)

30 May 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Joel and Ethan Coen's Golden Age comedy Hail, Caesar! is bringing the laughs to home video just in time for Father's Day on Tuesday, January 7th.

We have teamed up with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to award five lucky readers each a copy of the Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum in this contest.

You can take a shot at winning one by filling out the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as long as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), head of production and »

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Hail, Caesar!

27 May 2016 10:32 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Not funny enough, or too hip for the house? I found the Coen Bros.' send-up of old-fashioned movie madness good fun, with some great new actors. If you like droll comedy combined with spot-on recreations of old movie genres, this show can't lose. And there has to be somebody out there who wants to see George Clooney in a skirt. Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patick Fischler, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lambert, Robert Trebor, Michael Gambon (voice), Dolph Lundgren. Cinematography Roger Deakins Film Editors Ethan and Joel Coen Original Music Carter Burwell Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan and Joel Coen, Eric Fellner Written and Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen »

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Ralph Fiennes in Almeida’s ‘Richard III’ to Air Live in Movie Theaters Worldwide (Exclusive)

26 May 2016 4:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London’s Almeida Theatre will broadcast artistic director Rupert Goold’s production of “Richard III,” with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to movie theaters around the world on July 21.

Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at the Almeida’s London home for the first time. Almeida and distributor Picturehouse Entertainment are partnering to broadcast “Richard III,” produced by Illuminations.

The production will be filmed using multiple cameras around the stage and auditorium, with John Wyver as producer. Wyver currently produces the RSC Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon international broadcasts, and with Illuminations he previously worked on filmed versions for the BBC of “Hamlet” with David Tennant and “Macbeth” with Patrick Stewart, which was directed by Goold. For the screen, Goold also directed “Richard II” for the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” series. »

- Leo Barraclough

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 23-29

23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Finest Hours"

Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana lead a band of brothers on the high sea in this action thriller based on the true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue. Check it out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on May 24. There's a ton of great bonus footage including the new documentary "Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story"; "Brotherhood," with the cast members reflecting on the bonds they forged during the shoot; "Two Crews," with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck sharing insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert; behind-the-scenes interviews with real U.S. Coast Guard members; and new deleted scenes.

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Contest: Win Hail, Caesar! Prize Pack

20 May 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

George Clooney and the Coen brothers look to have wrapped up their unofficial American Idiot trilogy with the release of Burn After Reading in 2008, but low and behold, when Joel and Ethan Coen came knocking seven years later, Clooney answered the call to headline Hail, Caesar! as dim-witted Hollywood superstar, Baird Whitlock.

Set against the movie industry’s Golden Age, the Coen’s period dramedy centered on Josh Brolin’s studio fixer, who is tasked with locating the kidnapped Whitlock or risk paying an exorbitant ransom. Alden Ehrenreich – your new Han Solo – Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson and Frances McDormand also star.

Now that Hail, Caesar! is fast approaching a release across home video, We Got This Covered has a prize pack to give away to one lucky reader. Bundling together that aforementioned American Idiot trilogy, the grand prize includes Blu-rays of Burn After ReadingIntolerable Cruelty and O Brother, »

- Michael Briers

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A Bigger Splash – Review

20 May 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by Jack English. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

A sunny Italian island, rockstar privilege and a long-standing personal animosity come together in A Bigger Splash.

Tilda Swinton stars a rock-and-roll legend named Marianne, who hiding out on the Italian island of Pantelleria with her younger photographer husband Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) while her voice heals from recent surgery. The couple’s quiet idyll is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), Marianne’s former long-time producer and ex-lover, and his newly-discovered daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). Harry is a non-stop talker and life of the party, determined to bring back the good old rock-n-roll party days and a tsunami of nostalgia.

Ralph Fiennes is the lightning rod at the center of this taut, sexy psychological thriller. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino, the Italian director best known for I Am Love, the visually lush art-house »

- Cate Marquis

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