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Action icon Scott Adkins is a one-man wrecking machine, taking out numerous enemies in our exclusive clip from Wolf Warrior. There is certainly no shortage of fighting scenes in this action-thriller, as you can see in our clip where Scott Adkins' Tom Cat uses his extensive martial arts skills, even as he's out-numbered. This new film debuts on Blu-ray and DVD September 1 from Well Go USA.
The action-packed war drama Wolf Warrior marks Jacky Wu's second film as a director, following Legendary Assassin. In addition to his directing duties, Jacky Wu (Badges of Fury, Shaolin) also stars as a Chinese Special Forces soldier with extraordinary marksmanship who is expelled from the army and joins a mysterious troupe of insurgents known as the Wolf Warrior. Nan Yu (The Expendables 2, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) plays the formidable female captain of the insurgents, while British martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, »
Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...
Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".
Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.
During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »
Nil by Mouth, 1997.
Directed by Gary Oldman.
Depicting the lives of a dysfunctional, South London family. Aggressive Ray and junkie Billy are central roles as we see how their flaws bleed into their home lives and affect others.
There is a moment, on the tube, as Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles) begs for change. A girl, with her friends, cannot assist and as Billy continues down the train we see the roll of her eyes. In 2015, nearly 20 years after Gary Oldman’s directorial debut, Nil by Mouth, we still see this poverty and desperation on the trains. The eternal conflict as we choose not to support, against our instincts, as “we know where the money will go”. What is so effective in Oldman’s brutal film, is how we know intimately the family, friends and background of Billy. We also see his sister, »
- Simon Columb
When Kung Fu Panda 3 debuts next January, the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens will most likely still be in theaters. Today, DreamWorks Animation debuted a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which pokes some fun at the Star Wars franchise, mocking the iconic villain Darth Vader. This sequel features Po, voiced by Jack Black, meeting his long-lost father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, but as we can see in this trailer, Li isn't in the best physical shape.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn »
Director: Phil Joanou
Running Time: 134 mins approx.
Sean Penn and Gary Oldman are long-established in the movie firmament, but they were once young guys who fired on all cylinders in edgier fare. An opportunity to remind viewers of this has presented itself with the release of State Of Grace on Blu-ray. A well-made crime thriller set in Hell’s Kitchen, it caught a few actors on their way up the ladder, from Ed Harris to John Turturro.
Penn plays Terry Noonan, who returns to the New York neighbourhood he grew up in looking for employment. This means rekindling his relationship with the Flannerys, an Irish family with whom he was intimately involved. Best »
- Steve Palace
Despite his best efforts, Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has never claimed the Emmy for Best Variety Series. He was bested by Jon Stewart on his first nomination in 2012 and then by Stephen Colbert for the past two years running. Could all that change this year thanks to Kimmel's savvy Emmy episode submission? -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kimmel entered his "After the Oscars" special for viewing by Emmy voters. This fun hour featured a sit-down with guest John Travolta and taped appearances by Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges and Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris. This year's Best Variety Talk Series race is one for the record books, as Kimmel faces off against three shows no longer on the air that have all won this award multiple »
After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins. While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening. Especially when it's your 40th anniversary. Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.
In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller, Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.
- Michelle McCue
These two latest editions join previously announced Bram Stoker's Dracula (now available for pre-order) to comprise the first three Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray titles, each of which features new 4K restorations and Dolby Atmos 7.1 audio mixes, limited edition "clear case" packaging, and a 24-page booklet. Additional titles will be announced at a later date.
For Leon: The Professional starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello, the Supreme Cinema Series edition will include the theatrical and extended versions, each fully remastered. Bonus features include the following:
Cast and Crew Look Back
Original Theatrical Trailer
James Holmes: 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooter 'The Dark Knight Rises' mass shooter James Holmes gets life in prison James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Some had been expecting that Holmes would get the death penalty. According to Mother Jones, the jury deliberated for less than seven hours. The Aurora tragedy is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. As of Feb. '15, pre-trial expenses in the case against James Holmes cost state taxpayers $5.5 million. The trial itself was expected to cost several million dollars more. Following the verdict, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jovan Melton tweeted about the jury's decision and the death penalty in his state: Today's verdict proves again that the Death Penalty is arbitrary. »
- Zac Gille
While not a perfect movie, Bram Stoker's Dracula holds a special place in my horror heart and it's a movie I often revisit. Unfortunately, the old Blu-ray was lacking, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is rectifying that just in time for Halloween with an all-new 4K restoration:
Press Release: "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe) launches the Supreme Cinema Series line with Bram Stokers Dracula on Blu-ray and Digital HD on Oct. 6. The first-of-its-kind, SPHEs acrylic Clear Case limited edition collectors packaging will only be available while supplies last.
The Supreme Cinema Series edition of Bram Stokers Dracula includes 24-pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes detail and an all-new personalized written introduction from Director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola, along with his son, Second Unit/Visual Effects Director, Roman Coppola, together participated in a new, on-camera retrospective, reflecting on how the film has impacted their lives and careers. The bonus features also offer »
- Jonathan James
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First off, I want to apologize for this column's absence this past couple of weeks. When It Follows and Ex Machina arrived on Blu-ray back on July 14 I honestly completely spaced and forgot all about this column, which is a shame considering those are two of my top three movies of 2015 so far. That said, if you weren't aware they were released you can click on either title and purchase them now. Otherwise, here are this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases along with a boatload of new release dates including Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duke of Burgundy (another one of this year's best films), Mad Max: Fury Road (probably my favorite film of 2015 so far) and Furious 7.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Not a good movie and I'm pretty sure everyone knows it, though they may say something different so »
- Brad Brevet
The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard led "Macbeth" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release. The Weinstein Company has not set the exact release date on Amazon for the film though.
New Line has closed a deal to acquire Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis' script pitch "The Children" which will be fast tracked to go into production early next year. The story follows a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. [Source: Deadline]
Lionsgate has pushed back its London-set action thriller "Criminal" from January 22nd to April 15th next year. Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in the film in which a dead CIA operative's memories, »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Two action thrillers. Both set in London. Both from Millennium Films. On the same release date. Until now. Lionsgate just moved Criminal, starring Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds, off the same release date that London Has Fallen occupied after Gramercy and Focus staked out the same weekend a couple of months ago in a bit of schedule swap of its own. The Olympus Has Fallen follow-up, which returns stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhardt and Morgan… »
Set at a time when planetary colonisation has begun, the film will follow the first child born on Mars (Butterfield) as he begins an online romance with a girl in the Us (Robertson).
He plans to escape the secret colony he lives in to travel to Earth and meet her, but Earth's gravity turns out to threaten his life.
The lovers have no choice but to locate the billionaire who funded Martian colonisation to gather information about the boy's dead mother and the circumstances surrounding his birth.
Butterfield’s character is the first human born on Mars. He’s raised in an experimental colony on the red planet after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado (Robertson) 16 years later, and decides to travel across the universe, even with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, to find her.
Butterfield can be seen next in Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” while Oldman last starred in “Child 44″ opposite Tom Hardy. Carla Gugino most recently appeared on the Fox drama “Wayward Pines” and the »
- Justin Kroll
Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from Stx Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But… »
An intergalactic love story originally set up at now-bankrupt Relativity under the title "Out of This World" has now migrated to Stx Entertainment, a fast-growing, deep-pocketed film and TV studio launched last year by Robert Simonds. Relativity, which has had a hell of a week, had not fully greenlit the project when Stx began bidding in mid-July. But the film had a script from Allan Loeb and a director, Peter Chelsom ("Hector and the Search for Happiness"), who's staying onboard. Based on a story written by Richard Lewis, Stewart Schill and Loeb, the film is now untitled and is set to star Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson. Here's the synopsis: Read More: Troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" Rescued as Relativity Files for Bankruptcy In this modern love story about two galaxy-crossed teens from different worlds, Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Stx unveiled the cast of the upcoming Peter Chelson-directed untitled intergalactic space romance on Friday, with Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson joining the previously announced Asa Butterfield. The movie follows Gardner Elliot, the first human born at a secret experimental colony on Mars, who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado and hatches a plan to travel across the universe to meet her. Once united, the two teens seek to uncover information about Gardner’s mother and the mysterious circumstances surrounding how Gardner came into existence. “This is a unique, well-crafted personal story set against an expansive landscape, »
- Reid Nakamura
Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Carla Gugino ("San Andreas") and Britt Robertson ("Tomorrowland") are set to join Asa Butterfield in the untitled intergalactic love story project originally titled "Out of This World" and setup at Relativity. It is now moving forward at Stx Entertainment.
The story is set during a mission to colonize Mars led by a billionaire entrepreneur. A female astronaut is found to be pregnant and dies during childbirth, so her son is raised in secrecy on Mars.
Sixteen years later, the teen (Butterfield) begins an online romance with a Colorado girl (Robertson). He hatches a plan to meet the girl and find the enigmatic billionaire in hopes of uncovering information about his mother and birth.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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