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Uncharted Script Was Written as a Crazy, R-Rated Action Movie

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After many years of false starts and a lot of creative people trying their hand at getting it done, Sony's Uncharted movie finally looks to be in good shape. Production is expected to start this summer now that the most recent draft of the script, which was written by The Grey director Joe Carnahan, is finished. Specific details on the movie have been a little sparse, but now the writer has opened up about his take on the popular video game and he didn't pull any punches. It looks like Uncharted is going to be an R-rated, full on crazy action movie.

Joe Carnahan recently spoke with Comingsoon about his script for Uncharted, which he reportedly finished last month. When talking about his approach, he revealed that the movie was definitely not written as a PG-13 version and that he wrote it the way he felt it needed to be done. »

- MovieWeb

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Step Brothers 2 Probably Won't Happen Says Will Ferrell

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Almost nine years ago, Step Brothers, one of Will Ferrell's most beloved movies, made its debut in theaters. In the years since, especially after Anchorman 2 finally got made (even though it didn't live up to the legacy of the original), there has been demand and some possible talk of Step Brothers 2 happening. But that has mostly been put to bed. Both Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have both weighed in on the potential sequel, saying that there are no plans to make a follow-up right now and that they doubt it will ever happen.

The pair recently spoke with Rolling Stone about Step Brothers 2, which Ferrell and McKay have kicked around ideas for in the past. However, while speaking to Rolling Stone, Will Ferrell made it clear that as of right now, they have no plans to do a sequel to Step Brothers. But they are having to resist some temptation. »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Patriots Day (2016)

14 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Patriots Day, 2016.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher O’Shea, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Jimmy O. Yang, Jake Picking, and Melissa Benoist.

Synopsis:

April 15th, 2013.  As the Boston Marathon is in full swing, two brothers set off homemade bombs in an act of terrorism.  In the chaotic aftermath, the local police join forces with the FBI to identify the perpetrators and track them down.  The resulting manhunt shuts down the entire city.  Based on true events.

Making a film just three years after the tragic events of the Boston Marathon might seem like undue haste.  But there’s no sign of that in Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, his third collaboration with Boston native, Mark Wahlberg.

After their success with the true life story of Deepwater Horizon, it was no surprise that they looked for similar inspiration for their next project together. »

- Freda Cooper

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Cinema’s Greatest Manhunt Movies

18 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Manhunt movies have taken a shift over the years. Gone are the days of prohibition gangster heroism, liberating the common folk from the great depression with free flowing liquor. Times have changed and as Patriots Day shows us, heroes come in many forms and are often right under our noses.

Patriots Day exposes the stories of the everyday heroes involved in the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers following the devastating Boston Marathon attack in 2013. To celebrate the release of Peter Berg’s latest ‘based on true events’ film we’ve pulled together a list of the best manhunt movies currently at large.

Zero Dark Thirty

The exhausting hunt for Osama bin Laden was something the world was certainly aware of, but the cloak and dagger operation kept things under wraps until the evening of 1st May 2011 when in a seemingly sudden move, at least to the general population, bin Laden »

- The Hollywood News

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Exclusive: 'Transformers' Star Mark Wahlberg Talks 'Fifty Shades Darker' Valentine's Day Date With His Wife

21 February 2017 4:44 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We now know what it will take to get Mark Wahlberg to sit through a movie like Fifty Shades Darker.

The Transformers: The Last Knight star dished to Et about his romantic Valentine's Day date night at Hasbro's Annual Toy Fair in New York City on Monday.

Watch: Behind the Scenes With Mark Wahlberg as 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Lays Waste to Stonehenge

"My wife wanted to see [Fifty Shades Darker]," Wahlberg told Et's senior news director Jennifer Peros. "Not my choice."

Wahlberg explained that while he was close to obtaining the rights to produce the film franchise, he never had any intention of appearing on camera.

The 45-year-old actor and his 38-year-old wife, Rhea Durham, will celebrate eight years of marriage in August, and Wahlberg would clearly do anything for the mother of his four children (Ella, 13, Michael, 10, Brendan, 8, and Grace, 7). Still, the action star seems much more comfortable fighting giant evil robots.

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Check out Hasbro’s Transformers: The Last Knight toy line

21 February 2017 8:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During this past weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has unveiled its new range of Transformers toys for the fifth instalment of Michael Bay’s blockbuster franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight; take a look at the official promo images for Bumblebee, Grimlock, Scorn, Slash, Strafe, Slug, Drift, Crosshairs, Sqweeks, Hound, Steelbane and Megatron…

See Also: Watch the extended Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl spot

See Also: Michael Bay says Transformers: The Last Knight will be his last Transformers movie

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an »

- Amie Cranswick

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Patriot’s Day Review

20 February 2017 8:52 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

It was a recent tragedy that laid the foundations for Peter Berg’s preceding endeavour to thrive off, taking the oil spill of 2010 and bringing it to the big screen in Deepwater Horizon. Now the filmmaker returns, this time casting his eye over the marathon bombings in Boston back in 2013, and tonally, both films are almost identical. Following a familiar formula and approach to storytelling, Patriot’s Day, much like what came before, is distinctive to the filmmaker’s sensibilities – but as both features are compelling, moving slices of contemporary cinema, it’s hard to complain.

Another common strand between the two films is to have Mark Wahlberg in the leading role, this time playing Sgt. Tommy Saunders, on duty during the busiest day of the year; the marathon. Though the maximised police presence can do little to prevent the terrorist attack that transpires, as brothers Tamerlan »

- Stefan Pape

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Crashing Season 1 Review

18 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Pete Holmes, who I find to be absolutely hilarious, with the help of Judd Apatow, looks to have finally broken through middling celebrity with his HBO comedy series Crashing. This is the second collaboration for the broadcasting company and the aforementioned Holmes, preceded by the stand-up comedy special Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds. Premised around a behind-the-scenes look at the dicey world of stand-up comedy, and drawing from some of Holmes’ personal experiences, Crashing does anything but collapse, supplying ample hilarity and likeable characters the whole way through.

Aspiring stand-up comic Pete (Holmes) is thrust into the cutthroat New York comedy scene after discovering his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) has been cheating on him for some time. Unemployed and financially depleted, he luckily crosses paths with and befriends Artie Lange, who, upon getting Pete’s car impounded, lends him a couch to crash on and industry insight. »

- Joseph Falcone

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How Gambling Movies Have Changed over Time

17 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Gambling Movies Provide People with the Impetus to Start Playing

Gambling is not a modern creation and definitely not an activity that will go away anytime soon. It can spice up the lives of those who play and if done right generate a side income or even make players rich. Obviously, such a glamorous subject couldn’t go unnoticed in Hollywood. Movie directors tend to focus on high-stakes gambling and pay less attention to regular players grinding their profits. The best films encourage people to start playing and in turn, players are more likely to start watching these movies.

Hollywood has portrayed gambling differently over the course of time, depending on whether the activity was legal or illegal. In the 60s and 70s, most of the characters were playing in underground locations, with shady people. They took many chances in addition to losing cash and quite often the games were »

- The Hollywood News

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‘Deepwater Horizon’s’ Production Crew Built Scale Model Oil Rig and Gulf

16 February 2017 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Although nominated for visual effects, “Deepwater Horizon” production designers built an 85%-scale model oil rig as a set large enough to sustain what would become the star of the film. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, the film, which narrates the 2010 explosion and spill that killed 11 people in the Gulf of Mexico, took up a parking lot at an abandoned Six Flags park in New Orleans.

But immersing audiences into this daunting world meant maintaining authenticity by all means necessary — even through Louisiana’s tumultuous weather conditions. Chris Seagers, the film’s production designer, has said that working on Louisiana’s coast posed challenges to the construction, as working with tons of metal forced them to shut down daily due to lightning. But the weather was only a slice of the crew’s setbacks. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast in 2005, floods took over the land occupied by the Six Flags park, »

- Sarah Ahern

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Stunts Went Old School in Oscar-Nominated Films

16 February 2017 9:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmakers used every digital tool available to amp up the action in “Deadpool.” In the film’s hyper-violent freeway chase scene, stunt performers were shot against green screens in vehicle interiors or otherwise bare soundstages, then virtually placed into (or hanging off of) careening CG autos alongside wholly-digital characters and a backdrop created with multi-camera plates of freeways in Detroit, Chicago, and Vancouver.

But sometimes the most innovative and effective approach is to dial back the digital technology and go old school as stunt coordinator and second unit director Mic Rodgers did on “Hacksaw Ridge,” the true story of a pacifist’s battlefield experiences in World War II.

“For me, old is new,” says Rodgers. “We kept it as real and as in-the-camera as we could.”

Rodgers’ favorite tool was a 10-inch by 10-inch black cardboard box containing ground-up peat moss packed around a tennis ball filled with black gunpowder »

- Todd Longwell

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Patriots Day review

16 February 2017 2:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg reunite again, to tell the story of the hunt for the Boston marathon bombers...

If you’re looking for the go-to man to bring the story of a modern real-life tragedy to the screen, within a decade of it happening, then Peter Berg is, right now, candidate number one. Last year, he brought us Deepwater Horizon, a tense and taut telling of the explosion on the off-shore drilling rig of the same name. There, he took time to introduce characters, gradually built, with a documentary feel, to the explosion itself, and then explored the aftermath. He also ensured that the real life people the film was based on got their moment as the end credits rolled.

With Patriots Day, that was in post-production even as Berg was promoting Deepwater Horizon, he’s brought the same approach to the story of the hunt for the Boston »

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New England Patriots' Tom Brady heading to the movies

15 February 2017 5:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Feb 16, 2017

Disney is making a book and film about American football star Tom Brady...

American football star Tom Brady just won his fifth Super Bowl, and now he’s going to Disneyland. The New England Patriots’ quarterback, who commandeered the first overtime win in Super Bowl history, will be the topic of an upcoming book and movie from the writers of Disney’s The Finest Hours.

The book and film will be written simultaneously. The screenplay will be penned by Paul Tamasy (Air Bud) and Eric Johnson, who write the films The Finest Hours, The Fighter and Patriots Day. The book will be co-authored by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the team that penned Boston Strong, which was the basis for the film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg.

“When we’re looking for stories, we’re looking for these universal themes of overcoming odds and people using moments of adversity to inspire, »

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Update: Paramount sets Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to star in Daddy's Home 2

15 February 2017 5:16 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: It seems that Paramount Pictures were successful in courting Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to star in Daddy's Home 2, as Deadline reports that a deal with the pair has been reached. As you would imagine, they will be playing the fathers of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's characters. The comedy sequel will find Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) now working together to... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Mel Gibson and John Lithgow Join ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel

15 February 2017 3:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mel Gibson and John Lithgow have closed deals to join Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” sequel.

It had been previously reported that the studio was courting Gibson and Lithgow to play the fathers of Wahlberg and Ferrell respectively, and sources now say the deals have closed.

Sean Anders is back as director. He wrote the sequel’s script with John Morris. Gary Sanchez, Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, and Kevin Messick are producing with Morris. Linda Cardellini, Owen Vaccaro and Scarlett Estevez are also returning. The original grossed $240 million worldwide.

Plot details revolve around Wahlberg and Ferrell’s father and step-father characters working together to help raise Wahlberg’s kids from previous marriage. When Gibson and Ferrell’s fathers arrive for Christmas, the family dynamic is tested again — Gibson and Lithgow have their own ideas about how the kids should be raised.

Gibson was »

- Justin Kroll

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‘QB1: Beyond the Lights’ Sneak Peek Gives Real-Life ‘Friday Night Lights’ Vibes — Watch

14 February 2017 4:56 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s been six years since “Friday Night Lights” went off the air, but Peter Berg is returning to the world of high-school football with “QB1: Beyond the Lights.” The 10-part documentary series explores the final seasons of three of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks.

Read More: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Cast Reunites at Atx TV Fest

The documentary series looks to evoke the same type of drama that the critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” was known for through the real-life experiences of three star-quarterbacks both on and off the field.

This exclusive clip focuses on Tate Martell out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he looks ahead to another perfect season.

“QB1: Beyond the Lights,” executive produced by Berg will be available to stream February 15 through Complex Networks’ Rated Red on go90.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! »

- Juan Diaz

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‘QB1: Beyond the Lights’ Sneak Peek Gives Real-Life ‘Friday Night Lights’ Vibes — Watch

14 February 2017 4:56 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been six years since “Friday Night Lights” went off the air, but Peter Berg is returning to the world of high-school football with “QB1: Beyond the Lights.” The 10-part documentary series explores the final seasons of three of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks.

Read More: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Cast Reunites at Atx TV Fest

The documentary series looks to evoke the same type of drama that the critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” was known for through the real-life experiences of three star-quarterbacks both on and off the field.

This exclusive clip focuses on Tate Martell out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he looks ahead to another perfect season.

“QB1: Beyond the Lights,” executive produced by Berg will be available to stream February 15 through Complex Networks’ Rated Red on go90.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! »

- Juan Diaz

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Sundance Hit 'The Big Sick' Gets June Release Date

14 February 2017 10:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amazon and Lionsgate are teaming to release The Big Sick in theaters this summer.

Co-written by and starring Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani, the romantic comedy will hit limited theaters June 23, opposite Paramount's Mark Wahlberg starrer Transformers: The Last Knight and Focus' Sofia Coppola drama The Beguiled.

The Big Sick will then expand wide July 14, alongside the bows of Stx's Bad Moms spinoff Bad Dads, Open Road's romance Midnight Sun, Fox's follow-up War for the Planet of the Apes and Fox Searchlight's romance My Cousin Rachel.

The comedy is based on the real-life romance of writer Emily V. Gordon (The Carmichael Show) and Pakistan-born comedian Nanjiani, »

- Ashley Lee

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Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Tops Social Media Buzz

13 February 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scarlett Johansson’s “Ghost in the Shell” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 30,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

New footage from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Japanese cyberpunk manga “Ghost in the Shell” was released in a trailer during the Feb. 5 Super Bowl with Johansson in action, packing a punch, jumping through glass, and wielding a gun in a chaotic scene. The film has generated more than 184,000 new conversations.

Johansson spoke about whitewashing and gender in her new role in an interview on Feb. 8, and an announcement video was also posted on Feb. 9 teasing its next trailer. Paramount is opening “Ghost in the Shell” on March 31.

Disney-Marvel’s “Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which had the most talked-about Super Bowl trailer, generated 24,000 new conversations last week. The studio released new images on Feb. 6, and held a test screening in which it earned an unprecedented “100” score. »

- Dave McNary

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Win a pair of tickets to Patriots Day screening

13 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Patriots Day on 23rd February, we’ve been given a pair of tickets for the Patriots Day screening on 16th February to give away.

Patriots Day Q&A Screening

Thursday 16th February

6 for 6.30pm start time

Picturehouse Central, London

Post-screening Q&A with real life investigator Sgt Jeff Pugliese (played by J.K Simmons) who was instrumental in the capture of the Boston marathon bombers.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and J.K Simmons, the film is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Small Print

Open to UK residents only The competition will close 14th February 2017 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random »

- Competitions

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