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DVD Review: 'The Homesman'

23 March 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ The Homesman (2014) is a rare and genuine entry into the Western film canon. It's lyrical. It's heartfelt. It's gruesome. Most importantly, it endows humanity to its cast of characters who are found bearing the brunt of a gritty life on the frontier of North America. Adapted from the Glendon Swarthout novel of the same name, this film marks Tommy Lee Jones' fourth outing as director and his third Western. Despite his firm directorial hand, its concerns are with the weight of grief and persevering nature of women in duress. After a particularly harsh winter in the Nebraska Territory, independent spinster Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) finds herself tasked with the transport of three mentally and spiritually broken wives back to Iowa.

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The Week in Blu-Ray: UK Edition – Paddington, The Drop, The Homesman, Network, Rollerball

22 March 2015 5:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at all things Blu-ray…

Paddington

Talk about your Christmas blockbusters. One of the UK’s biggest films of last year, Paddington charmed the crowds to the tune of £37 million, and became Studio Canal’s biggest film ever beating out last year’s Non Stop with a worldwide gross of $236 million. A wonderful family adventure, Paddington is set to be one of the year’s best sellers on Blu-ray and DVD.

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The Drop

A relatively small release in the UK for this indie crime drama, but certainly worth a watch. Directed by Michaël R. Roskam, The Drop is a hugely compelling film which stars Tom Hardy as a Brooklyn barman who gets embroiled in some mob dealings with the late James GandolfiniNoomi Rapace also stars.

You can read our thoughts on the film here.

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- Scott J. Davis

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The Homesman DVD Review

17 March 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, William Fichtner, Barry Corbin, Evan Jones, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 122 minutes

Extras: The Story; Shooting The Film; The Western; The Homesman at Cannes

Sometimes a film’s released that slips quietly under the radar, with potential audiences completely unaware that they’re missing out on something marvelous. The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones, is one such title, and I’m glad I had the chance to review it.

Set in 1850s midwest America, independent frontier woman Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) lives a simple life – farming, cooking, cleaning. Desperate for a husband and family, but rejected by every man she’s propositioned marriage to, she lives a lonely life. When the local minister offers up the opportunity to travel across country, Mary suggests she volunteer herself. »

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Win Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman On Blu-ray!

13 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An incredible cast unite to star in writer and director Tommy Lee Jones’ new Western The Homesman. Jones is joined by Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and James Spader in this ‘untold story of the West’. The Homesman will be available to Download early from 16th March and on Blu-ray and DVD from 23rd March 2015, and we’ve got three to giveaway on Blu-ray!

Independent frontier woman Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) volunteers for the dangerous task of leading three unstable women across the harsh Nebraska territories to deliver them to a minister’s wife (Streep). On their perilous journey Mary Bee saves the life of on-the-run reprobate George Briggs (Jones) in exchange for his help. Together the unlikely pair are pushed to their limits as they face constant threat and tragedy.

Critically acclaimed and with incredible performances The Homesman is an epic, sweeping tale set against the stark but »

- Dan Bullock

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Austin Film Society Fetes Lone Star Heroes

12 March 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Society, organizers of the Texas Film Awards, have more than a few milestones to celebrate this year. Not only the 30th anniversary of the Society and the 15th anniversary of the Awards themselves, it’s also the capper on a banner year for Texans in film, with Lone Star natives Wes Anderson and Society cofounder Richard Linklater both nominated for director at last month’s Oscars.

As part of the Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted by Mike Judge, Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos will present a creative achievement award to Linklater’s “Boyhood,” along with posthumous honors to Christopher Evan Welch and L.M. Kit Carson.

Boyhood

Variety Creative Impact in Cinema Award

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” certainly doesn’t lack for laurels, claiming the lion’s share of 2014 critics awards, as well as winning a supporting actress Oscar for Patricia Arquette. Yet it’s »

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Richard Linklater's 30 Year Vision: An Oral History of the Austin Film Society

12 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday night, the Austin Film Society will hold its 15th annual Texas Film Awards ceremony, which traditionally takes place the night before the SXSW Film Festival. Honorees this year include famous Texans Tommy Lee Jones, Guillermo Del Toro, Bonnie Curtis and Luke Wilson, alongside a posthumous tribute to Austin film guru L.M. Kit Carson. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” will also receive a special award. But Linklater will have more than one reason to celebrate: This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Afs, the non-profit film organization that he co-founded with cinematographer Lee Daniel in 1985. Over the years, as Linklater’s filmmaking career has blossomed, he has retained a prominent role at Afs — shaping Austin’s thriving film culture in the process. Now, the Film Society has its own theater and a successful grant program that has so far awarded a cumulative total of $1.6 million to filmmakers. Indiewire reached out »

- Eric Kohn

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Lloyd Fonvielle, Screenwriter on 'The Lords of Discipline,' Dies at 64

6 March 2015 1:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lloyd Fonvielle, who wrote the screenplays for the 1980s films The Lords of Discipline and The Bride and received a story credit on the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, has died. He was 64. Fonvielle died Feb. 19 while at his writing desk in his apartment in Las Vegas, according to his friend Eli Selden of Anonymous Content. The cause of death was hypertension and the lung disease Copd, the coroner’s office said. A working writer in Hollywood for more than two decades, Fonvielle also wrote and directed the 1988 Showtime telefilm Gotham, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Virginia Madsen. He penned

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Mike Judge to Honor Christopher Evan Welch with Posthumous Award

2 March 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Judge, the creator of “Silicon Valley” and “King of the Hill,” will emcee the 15th annual Texas Film Awards, during which he’ll honor “Silicon Valley” actor Christopher Evan Welch with a posthumous award.

Welch, the stage and screen veteran who attracted Hollywood notice as an eccentric billionaire in the first season of “Silicon Valley,” died of lung cancer in late 2013. Judge will present the posthumous award to Welch’s family during the ceremony.

Held on the eve of SXSW in Austin, Tex., the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards already sports a list of honorees that includes Guillermo del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson and Bonnie Curtis. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” will receive Variety’s Creative Impact in Cinema Award.

The 2015 Texas Film Awards are set for March 12 at Austin Studios.

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- Gordon Cox

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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

25 February 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen. »

- ryanlambie

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'21 Jump Street' Director Talks 'Men in Black' Crossover

24 February 2015 3:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in December, emails leaked from the Sony hack revealed that Sony Pictures is contemplating a crossover between their 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises, which will presumably both come together in 23 Jump Street. 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street director Phil Lord revealed last month that their "crazy idea" for a crossover is still in play. Phil Lord's directing partner Chris Miller has now chimed in on the crossover, revealing that it's still very early in the development process, and that he is currently working on it with stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman.

"Well, it's very, very early on in this crazy fever pitch, but it's definitely a really interesting concept that makes you think. Talking about it, developing it with Jonah and Channing and Rodney and the studio, we can't just do the, 'Hey, it's the same thing again' schtick because we did that already. »

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'21 Jump Street' Director Talks 'Men in Black' Crossover

24 February 2015 3:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in December, emails leaked from the Sony hack revealed that Sony Pictures is contemplating a crossover between their 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises, which will presumably both come together in 23 Jump Street. 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street director Phil Lord revealed last month that their "crazy idea" for a crossover is still in play. Phil Lord's directing partner Chris Miller has now chimed in on the crossover, revealing that it's still very early in the development process, and that he is currently working on it with stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman.

"Well, it's very, very early on in this crazy fever pitch, but it's definitely a really interesting concept that makes you think. Talking about it, developing it with Jonah and Channing and Rodney and the studio, we can't just do the, 'Hey, it's the same thing again' schtick because we did that already. »

- MovieWeb

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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Best Blockbuster

7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

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- Jeff Bayer

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The Homesman Blu-ray Review

20 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Although it is light on action, Tommy Lee JonesThe Homesman is a slow-moving western that feels authentic and features powerful performances from Jones and the incredible Hilary Swank. The film also benefits from Miranda Otto, Grace Gummer and Sonja Richter – who make the most of their time on screen and force the audience to care about their characters through heartbreaking flashbacks and the hardships they endure.The term ‘homesman’ refers to the now outdated pioneer occupation of returning someone to their family. In the film (which was directed by Jones), the journey involves taking three women, Arabella Sours (Gummer), […] »

- Patrick Luce

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Men In Black 3 VFX Breakdown

19 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency and the future of humankind. »

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Arresting Development: Top Ten Sheriffs in the Movies

19 February 2015 10:04 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the vast history of cinema the profession of law enforcement has been portrayed heavily and made its mark on the big screen in both dramatic and comical fodder. Whether it be straight up cops and robbers or crooked officers on the take in gangster flicks or ant-hero gun-slinging loners trying to buck the system the presence of crime-busting cads never fail to add compelling, if not at times over-exaggerated, insight into the world of law-enforcing personalities.

The one element of the law-enforcing community that seems somewhat limited but still registers mightily in some cinematic arenas is the concept of the sheriff. Sheriffs do cast a prominent shadow in all sorts of fields in the movies: westerns, medieval times, contemporary country car-chasing farces and even some urban melodramas.

In Arresting Developments: Top Ten Sheriffs in the Movies we will take a look at some of the notable on-screen sheriffs in »

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Watch: Don't Call Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' a Western (Exclusive)

18 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

As pointed out in this week's DVD and Blu-ray guide, The Homesman is one of the best movies of 2014 that got wrongfully overshadowed by bigger studio movies vying for Oscar gold. Set in the 1850s, it is a taught, gripping, often harrowing tale of a frontier woman (Hilary Swank) who takes on a job no man wants of transporting three young women, all driven slightly insane by the harsh realities of frontier life, to another state. That sounds like the perfect setting and plot for a Western. Just don't tell that to Tommy Lee Jones, the movie's director, cowriter and costar. As you can see in the below behind-the-scenes video, Jones doesn't think highly of the word Western. And it's not so much that the movie he made doesn't fit the bill, it's just that he...

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: A Trio of Oscar Nominees Hit Home Before the Big Day

17 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Homesman - Lionsgate - Blu-ray and DVD Director: Tommy Lee Jones Cast: Tommy Lee JonesHilary SwankMeryl StreepGrace GummerMiranda Otto. Full cast + crew Quite a few of the year's big awards nominees hit home video this week, but there's one movie that never quite entered the awards fray despite being better than most of the actual nominees. It's called The Homesman, and it's directed by none other than Tommy Lee Jones. This is a gripping movie about finding optimism in the otherwise grim world of frontier life. And when I say grim, I do mean grim. The first 10 minutes alone will probably have your jaw drop more than once, but if you can make it through those you'll be treated to one of the best movies of 2014...

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 16 - February 22

17 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Birdman"

If you enjoyed this Michael Keaton meta fest, the fantastic work of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is worth the price of admission. Or, keep re-watching it until you have come to a final conclusion about the ending and What It All Means.

"The Homesman"

Tommy Lee Jones directed this grim Western about a headstrong pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who volunteers to transport three women who have broken under the pressure of living on the wild frontier. On the way to Iowa, Mary Bee (Swank) picks up a drifter named George (Jones) to help keep things in order. Gruesome, disturbing, and great.

"The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

This gorgeous Studio Ghibli film is based on a folktale about a young girl found growing »

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‘The Burning Dead’ Review

14 February 2015 1:41 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Danny Trejo, Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Kevin Norman, Robert F. Lyons, Kyle T. Heffner, Julia Lehman, Tom Nagel, Jenny Lin, Adam Gregor, Robert Amstler, Matthew W. Tate, Morgan Lester, Jailene Arias | Written by Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller | Directed by Rene Perez

Say, you know what would have made the Tommy Lee Jones disaster movie Volcano better? Lava zombies and cult icon Danny Trejo, if Rene Perez’s undead disaster movie is anything to go by. When a simmering volcano blows its top in small-town America, the locals have more to worry about than simple immolation – the emergence of a horde of long-buried zombies from within adding considerably to their woes.

A small band of survivors hustle together to escape both the perils of the lava and the zombies, hunkering down in a woodland cabin, where the crinkly old resident within is undergoing some serious social media withdrawal symptoms. »

- Joel Harley

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'Homesman' Blu-ray Preview Starring Hilary Swank | Exclusive

12 February 2015 12:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank discusses her unique character Mary Bee Cuddy in our exclusive preview for The Homesman, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 17. Based on the award-winning novel by Glendon Swarthout, Hilary Swank stars as a woman who is tasked with taking three deranged women across the frontier. Along the way, Mary rescues George Briggs, played by director Tommy Lee Jones, who reluctantly helps Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land - where a kindly minister's wife (Meryl Streep) has offered them hospice.

The unlikely pair soon realize just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant danger. Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones co-wrote, directed and stars in this critically acclaimed film, which features an all-star cast including John Lithgow, Miranda Otto, James Spader and Hailee Steinfeld. »

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