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Criss Angel Returns To A&E With 1-Hour Special ‘Criss Angel Trick’D Up’

24 September 2016 7:45 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Criss Angel has been blowing minds for years, and now he’s got a new special dedicated to surprising people with his particular brand of magic.

On October 12th, A&E airs Criss Angel Trick’D Up, and this one is a road trip of magical adventure, making stops to amaze celebrity guests as well.

He’s still doing things no one else does, even after six seasons of Mindfreak, and a show at the Luxor in Las Vegas, and we’re finally getting another glimpse of his, sometimes really weird, unique talents.

Don’t miss it.

 

Superstar Illusionist Criss Angel Returns To A&E 

With A One-hour Special ‘Criss Angel Trick’D Up’ Premiering Wednesday, October 12 At 9Pm Et/Pt

Celebrity Guests Including Gary Oldman And Paris Jackson Join Criss To Experience His Mind-blowing Demonstrations First Hand

Illusionist Criss Angel returns to A&E in a fast-paced one-hour special »

- Marc Eastman

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BMW Short 'The Escape' Teams Clive Owen and Director Neill Blomkamp

20 September 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air). BMW Films has released a brief sneak peek and the first photos, ahead of the short film's premiere next month

The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then »

- MovieWeb

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Taylor Russell gets Lost in Space for Netflix

19 September 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

How many times are they gonna try this? First there was the 1998 remake (which I remember loving, but then again I was 10 at the time) starring Matt LeBlanc (remember his movie career?), William Hurt, Heather Graham, and Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith. Then there was an unaired pilot in 2004 directed by John Woo called The Robinsons: Lost In Space, which didn't go anywhere. Now Netflix, in all... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Zack Snyder Goes Noir In First Look At J.K. Simmons In ‘Justice League’

19 September 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s “Justice League” Black & Chrome” edition! Okay, not quite, but in showing off the first look at J.K. Simmons in his upcoming film, Zack Snyder has gone monochrome, and a little bit noir, indicating that maybe his next movie should be about a gumshoe instead of superheroes.

Read More: Margot Robbie Producing Harley Quinn Spinoff; There Will Be No Joker In ‘Justice League

At any rate, Simmons plays Commissioner Gordon in the flick, and while Gary Oldman did terrific in the part in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy, the “Whiplash” actor is a pretty great choice for the role here.

Continue reading Zack Snyder Goes Noir In First Look At J.K. Simmons In ‘Justice League’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto: How Focus Features Got Its Art House Mojo Back

18 September 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” a suspenseful tale about a Texas kidnapping gone wrong starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, had audiences squirming and squealing at the Toronto Film Festival. Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” about a married multi-racial couple in ’60s Virginia, received a heartfelt standing ovation. And J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” a special effects-laden allegory with the voice of Liam Neeson in the title role, had everybody bawling, even the chairman of Focus Features, which is distributing all three films this fall season.

“The first time I saw ‘A Monster Calls,’ it was borderline embarrassing, sitting with the staff,” says Peter Kujawski, the longtime Universal executive who has run Focus Features since February. “It wasn’t like I had a gentle tear rolling down my face. I needed a minute. That’s happened every time,” including the premiere last weekend in Canada’s Roy Thomson Hall, where star »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Brain on Fire’

18 September 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Just when you thought the disease-of-the-week genre had run out of diseases, along comes “Brain on Fire,” a made-for-tv-style look at anti-nmda receptor encephalitis, an extremely rare autoimmune disorder that transforms an ambitious (but otherwise supremely uninteresting) young New York Post reporter into a raving psychotic. Based on the bestselling memoir by Susannah Cahalan, played here by Chloë Grace Moretz as a teeth-gnashing, plate-smashing nut case in apparent need of an exorcism, this embarrassingly earnest film — produced by Charlize Theron — argues for the importance of doctors going the extra mile, when textbook diagnoses won’t do. It’s the sort of role for which the Razzies were invented, and what little audience it finds will almost certainly be heckling as they watch Moretz implode.

If ever there was a movie for Lindsay Lohan — who followed a similar path of promise, meltdown, and tentative recovery — this is it, though the role »

- Peter Debruge

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Zack Snyder Reveals First Look At Commissioner Gordon In Justice League

17 September 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In celebration of Batman Day, Zack Snyder has given us our first look at Commissioner Gordon in Justice League. Played by J.K. Simmons (who’s already done shooting), it’s a shadowy photo (which you can see below) that just barely reveals the character, but we’ll take what we can get at this stage. Plus, with production now wrapping up on the film, you can bet that we’ll be seeing a lot more of it in the months to come.

This new still of Gordon follows hot on the heels of another photo that set the internet on fire – the shot of the Caped Crusader’s new batsuit, which hit the web earlier this week. This one is likely to cause less of a fuss though, as it really doesn’t show a whole lot. Still, fans will no doubt begin to start formulating their opinion on whether »

- Mark Cassidy

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First Look at Jk Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in ‘Justice League’ (Photo)

17 September 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Zack Snyder has revealed a first look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League.” In the photo, Simmons stands next to the bat-signal, while he glares at the sky. The director also shared a color image of himself beside the well-known image. In March, it was announced that Simmons was cast in “Justice League,” having taken over the role from Gary Oldman, who played the police commissioner in Christopher Nolan‘s “Dark Knight” trilogy. The character also currently appears on the small screen, with Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Gordon on Fox’s “Gotham.” Also Read: Jk Simmons »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Zack Snyder turns on the Batsignal, reveals Jk Simmons' Commissioner Gordon

17 September 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

J.K. Simmons, previously announced as the new Commissioner Gordon for DC's cinematic universe, gets his big Justice League costume reveal (along with the Batsignal) on the very appropriate Batman Day. Thanks, Zack Snyder! Twitter seems to be the go-to spot for Warner Bros. to debut new superhero stuff. Ben Affleck teased Deathstroke's movie universe debut, we got a look at the new Batmobile, and most recently Batman's Justice League tactical suit. And today, Batman Day, Snyder has chosen to give us our first look at Batman's Bff, Commissioner Gordon, with bonus Batsignal. #JusticeLeague #BatmanDay pic.twitter.com/m1MbiF6HZD — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) September 17, 2016 And what a lovely composed shot it is. I've zoomed in a bit for you to see Simmons clearer. They should probably invest in a more secure door for the roof of police headquarters, no? That door is looking straight out of the '60s Batman series. »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Paul Verhoeven says the RoboCop remake was “too serious”

14 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although not thought of as one of the worst remakes ever made, there wasn’t a whole lot of fanfare for 2014’s RoboCop, which starred Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman. And now the director of the 1987 original, Paul Verhoeven, has spoken out about where he felt it went wrong.

“Somehow they seem to think that the lightness of say Total Recall and RoboCop is a hindrance,” he told Collider. “So they take these somewhat absurd stories and make them much too serious. I think that is a mistake. Especially in RoboCop when he awakens they gave him the same brain. He’s a horribly injured and amputated victim, which is horrifying and tragic from the very beginning. So we didn’t do that in RoboCop. His brain is gone and he has only flashes of memory and needs to go to a computer to find out who he even is. »

- Luke Owen

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7 Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Moments to Get You Pumped For the Emmys

12 September 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A seasoned awards show emcee and late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel will surely make the 2016 Emmy Awards a side-splitting affair. It'll be the Jimmy Kimmel Live! star's second time at the helm of the annual television honors since his 2012 debut, and the latest in a long list of hosting gigs that have proved he's one of the best masters of ceremony in Hollywood. While we wait to see what Kimmel has in store for Sunday's big show, we're holding ourselves over with a look back at some of his best hosting moments ever, from awards shows and black »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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‘The Magnificent Seven’ review [Tiff’16]

8 September 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Magnificent Seven review: Antoine Fuqua takes on a classic – a film with big intentions as it bookends this year’s Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.

The Magnificent Seven review by Paul Heath, Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

Riding out making its world debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Antoine Fuqua‘s glossy, sun-drenched re-working of the classic story The Magnificent Seven. Leading the cast is Denzel Washington, a Fuqua stalwart who continues his relationship with the director following his Oscar-winning turn on Training Day and, more recently, The Equalizer.

Here, Washington plays Sam Chisholm, a gun for hire/ bounty hunter who is asked by the widowed Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) to avenge the death of her husband (a fleeting Matt Bomer) – an innocent local who payed the ultimate price at the hands of the monstrous Batholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) and his ruthless gang of rogues. Cullen »

- Paul Heath

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Cristal Pictures Launches by Backing Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’

7 September 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the latest investment by China in Hollywood, finance-production company Cristal Pictures has come on board to co-produce and co-finance Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy “Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Los Angeles-based Cristal Pictures made the announcement as part of disclosing that it has been founded and bankrolled by China’s East Light Film Company to finance and produce mid-to-high range budgeted, English-language motion pictures for domestic and global theatrical distribution. Cristal’s co-CEOs are veteran execs Chris Liu and Scott Einbinder.

East Light is based in Beijing and Hong Kong and headed by Liu. To support Cristal’s long-term business plan, East Light has additionally raised substantial equity from several China, Hong Kong and South East Asian-based investors.

“Hitman’s Bodyguard,” directed by Patrick Hughes, is in post-production. It also stars Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

The film is also financed by Millennium Films with Lionsgate Films set to release in North America on Aug. »

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East Light backs Cristal Pictures

7 September 2016 5:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In the latest influx of Chinese cash to come Hollywood’s way, the veteran Hollywood producer Scott Einbinder has officially launched a Los Angeles-based finance and production company with the full backing of China’s East Light Film Company.

Cristal Pictures will produce and finance mid-to-high range English-language features for global theatrical distribution. The company has the capacity to fully finance projects as official Chinese co-productions or as films that can be distributed in China through the import quota.

Chris Liu of Beijing and Hong Kong-based East Light will serve as co-ceo alongside Einbinder after East Light raised equity from Chinese, Hong Kong and South East Asian investors to back the venture.

Cristal recently co-financed and co-produced Millennium Films’ Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action-comedy in post-production starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

Patrick Hughes directs and Lionsgate will distribute wide in North America on August 16, 2017. Cristal retains Chinese distribution rights and plans to release »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gary Oldman And Kristin Scott Thomas To Star As Winston And Clementine Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Winston Churchill

Continuing creative collaborations that began over a decade ago, premier specialty label Focus Features is reteaming with both Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies, and director Joe Wright on Darkest Hour. Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative; Focus will release Darkest HOURdomestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film around the world, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

Production on Darkest Hour begins this fall.

Mr. Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. »

- Michelle McCue

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Commissioner Gordon Won't Have A Sizable Part In Justice League, Says J.K. Simmons

6 September 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

For all intents and purposes, DC has already had two team-up films this year with both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. However, real team-up film fans are looking forward to most is next year's Justice League, which looks to unite the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg for the first time on the big screen.

While the character list is sure to be long for this particular film, don't think that the actual superheroes are the only ones who'll be getting some love. In addition to the main six, we also know that Batman and co. will be interacting with the likes of Commissioner Gordon, the Bat's longtime ally within Gotham P.D., portrayed by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons. It's a big role, to be sure, and coming off of Gary Oldman's amazing performance as the moral cop in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, »

- Joseph Medina

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Gary Oldman to play Winston Churchill in new Joe Wright film Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Wow! Gary Oldman will be playing none other than Winston Churchill in the new film Darkest Hour from director Joe Wright (Pan). This won't be the first time Gary Oldman has been cast cast as an historical figure (having played Lee Harvey Oslward in JFK, Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, and Sid Vicious in Sid And Nancy), and he's always knocked it out of the park each... Read More »

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Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic gets sets starry cast, release dates

6 September 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.

Focus Features is joining Working Title production Darkest Hour, from director Joe Wright, and has set a November 2017 release date for the prestige project.

Gary Oldman will star as Churchill in the biopic which will chart the story of the early days of Churchill’s premiership when he had to decide between a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for his ideals in the face of a host of pressures.

Joining Oldman are John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James (Cinderella) as Churchill’s personal secretary; Golden Globe Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI; and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

Production on Darkest Hour is set to begin this fall.

Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film and will release in the Us on November »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic sets starry cast, release dates

6 September 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.

Focus Features is joining Working Title production Darkest Hour, from director Joe Wright, and has set a November 2017 release date for the prestige project.

Gary Oldman will star as Churchill in the biopic which will chart the story of the early days of Churchill’s premiership when he had to decide between a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for his ideals in the face of a host of pressures.

Joining Oldman are John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James (Cinderella) as Churchill’s personal secretary; Golden Globe Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI; and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

Production on Darkest Hour is set to begin this fall.

Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film and will release in the Us on November »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Gary Oldman to play Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Sep 7, 2016

Joe Wright's World War II drama Darkest Hour finds its prime minister...

Gary Oldman will play Winston Churchill in the upcoming World War II film Darkest Hour, it's been confirmed.

The film is being made by Focus Features and Working Title Films. Oldman was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role as George Smiley in Focus and Working Title’s espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Oldman has been attached to play Churchill since April.

The film will be directed by Joe Wright. Wright directed the films Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina for Working Title and Focus.

The screenplay was written by Anthony McCarten, who also wrote Working Title’s The Theory of Everything.

Darkest Hour will focus on Churchill’s early days in office in 1940 when the British Empire was the only country that stood against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. »

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