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Tom Jolliffe on whether the internet is killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie…
Going to the cinema has long been an escape. It’s an event. A special outing. When that was your only option of seeing a film it obviously limited the options the general public had. The business became bigger and bigger. Cinemas spread through towns and cities, widening the options further. Then TV allowed us to watch at home. With that, it also bought TV premieres. Films made especially to bypass the big screen (and indeed offer the option of serials, sitcoms, soaps etc).
Then came the video age. This saw an explosion. A whole new wave. Suddenly the quantity of available films become astronomical. This avenue of distribution meant film-makers could shoot something relatively cheaply and then aim directly for the home market. Alternatively it also gave a theatrical film a second bite of the cherry if »
- Amie Cranswick
Just how many people has “First Kill” star Bruce Willis killed over the course of his career? According to a site called MovieBodyCounts.com (whose statistics look to be about as accurate as a sawed-off shotgun blast), Willis has offed 116 adversaries to date. A more accurate tally is best left to someone with an appetite for action and plenty of free time on their hands — which just so happens to be the kind of person most likely to appreciate another generic collaboration between Willis and director Steven C. Miller (their third, following “Extraction” and “Marauders”).
With little to distinguish this VOD-bound Lionsgate Premiere release from so many straight-to-video thrillers, “First Kill” offers the ever-so-slight novelty of casting Willis as the bad guy. He plays a corrupt rural police chief named Howell, who’s courteous to the locals in small-town Graville, Ohio, but not above murdering them if they get between him and the loot from a recent »
- Peter Debruge
by Seán McGovern
Occasionally I receive a text message from my mother that The Fifth Element is on television. Why she feels the need to tell me, I'm never quite sure. Possibly because my adoration for the film is palpable, or because she like many critics at the time believes that it "may or may not be the worst movie ever made." But The Fifth Element does not need to be defended. It can only be celebreated. As Valerian launches from the imagination of Luc Besson into cinemas everywhere, now is the perfect time to celebrate France's greatest foray into a very American genre: the intergalactic sci-fi action movie.
There's a blonde Bruce Willis, Leeloo Dallas Multipass and of course - Ruby Rhod - all after the jump »
- Seán McGovern
Plot: In the 28th century, intergalactic spacel agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) uncover a plot underway at Alpha, an ever expanding metropolis consisting over a thousand separate mini-planets and dimensions. Review: Comparing Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets to director Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is pretty neat. While the latter, his 1997 Bruce Willis... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
20 July 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
First Kill marks the third collaboration between director Steven C. Miller and Bruce Willis, but their efforts are not likely to enter the pantheon of such previous cinematic teams as Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart or John Ford and John Wayne. Produced by the aptly named Grindstone Entertainment, the film, much like its Miller/Willis predecessors Extraction and Marauders, is strictly grindhouse level, if grindhouses still existed. Their modern-day equivalent, VOD, will be the natural home for this mediocre thriller receiving a limited theatrical release.
As with most of his recent vehicles, Willis here plays a supporting part. Hayden Christensen plays »
- Frank Scheck
Plot: In an effort to reconnect with his family, a Wall Street wheeler-dealer (Hayden Christensen) takes his wife and son on a hunting trip to the small town he grew up in. When his son is kidnapped by crooks, he has no choice but to set out on his own to get the boy back, while the local sheriff (Bruce Willis) and his deputies pursue an agenda of their own. Review: First Kill is another Grindstone... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Kong: Skull Island (action-adventure; Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman; available now on cable Mod as well as Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Glory (drama; Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva; not rated) Free Fire (action-adventure; Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley; rated R) The Promise (romantic drama; Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon; rated PG-13) First Kill (action-thriller; Bruce Willis...
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- Robert B. DeSalvo
17 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Fifth Element), it cost $90 million and contained 250 special effects shots, including Bruce Willis' famous flying taxicab. Now, 20 years later, he has spent twice as much on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but for nearly 10 times the eye candy, with a whopping 2,355 visual effects shots, some 600 more than Rogue One.
"We were filming basically every day in front of a bluescreen," says actress Cara Delevingne. "Out of six months, only two weeks were under normal circumstances."
Effects include a 500-floor, »
- Carolyn Giardina
Movies set around casinos and gambling have mostly been a fair bet to success for the film industry. The drama and tension that naturally occurs within a gaming environment, and that can include the glitz and glamour of a big Las Vegas Casino, or the smoke filled back room, transfers over to the silver screen very well.
The opulent feel of the casino has always intrigued gamblers and spectators alike, and as soon as technology advanced far enough online casinos made their appearance. Now statistically more people user their mobile phone to play on their favourite games on sites like Swanky Bingo online which provide that feeling of excitement and entertainment we all crave whenever and wherever we choose.
The history of gambling and casinos is a fascinating one, and so are the not so well known facts that surround some of our most favourite films set in and about casino life. »
- James Smith
Films about cops and featuring cops are usually pretty exciting and get the audience into the whole thrill of the movie by inciting violence and catching the bad guy. What a lot of people don’t seem to realize is that in real life the cops are not the Bruce Willis types that go busting in doors and taking on a tower full of terrorists on their own with only a couple of guns. That’s Hollywood, and its magical fairy dust gets sprinkled very liberally on the roles of police officers whether they’re shown in the line of duty or in
Five Things Every Movie Gets Wrong about Being a Cop »
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
Kate Erbland (@katerbland), IndieWire
It will come as no surprise to anyone that, as a child, I watched a lot of television. A lot. I was mostly obsessed with HBO — our single movie channel, number 2 on the dial; yes, my childhood TV had a dial, don’t ask — with intermittent deviations into mostly inappropriate mini-series (thus explaining my rarely disclosed expertise on “The Thornbirds”), and was pretty much given free range to watch whatever the hell I wanted, whenever I wanted. This is why my favorite »
- David Ehrlich
Have you ever wondered what the DC Extended Universe would have been like if it were released in the 1990s? No? Oh, well because that's exactly what a fan with a lot of time on his hands has done and it's actually pretty darn good. Batman v Superman is mostly responsible for what we have all come to know as the Dceu today, but this fan made trailer decides to take it back a few decades with an appropriate soundtrack and of course actors who would have starred at the time.
YouTuber ChiefBrodyRules, aka Frank Ireland has shared his tribute to the Dceu and the 1990s to the masses and he has decided to do something a little different from the usual fan made trailer affairs. Ireland wanted to set himself apart by reimagining the Dceu filtered through some of his favorite 90s movies instead of rehashing the same actors »
- Andrew Auger
Tallulah Willis is getting candid about her past eating disorder. In a post celebrating three years of sobriety on Friday, the 23-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reflected on her life and her battle to get healthy. Related: Bruce Willis Takes Four of His Daughters to Disneyland — See the Cute Pics! “3 […] »
Tallulah Willis is getting candid about her past eating disorder.
Related: Bruce Willis Takes Four of His Daughters to Disneyland -- See the Cute Pics!
"3 years ago I was a malnourished string bean with aches that echoed throughout my soul. However the internal cries to tend my most blistered and deep wounds repeatedly fell on deaf ears," Tallulah captioned a photo of herself looking significantly thinner. "I did not value myself, my life or my body and as such I was constantly punishing for not being enough. "
"Self annihilation fueled with medicating left me a shell, and the world on mute. I was hoisted from my hole, (one so deep I was certain we were nearing the Earths magma core) on the backs of powerful human beings that I »
Just days after her sister Rumer announced being six months sober, Tallulah Willis is opening up about her own struggles.
In a candid Instagram post, Willis, 23, captioned an old photo of herself smoking with a can of beer in hand, looking frail and thin. “3 years ago I was a malnourished string bean with aches that echoed throughout my soul,” she wrote.
“However the internal cries to tend my most blistered and deep wounds repeatedly fell on deaf ears. I did not value myself, my life or my body and as such I was constantly punishing for not being enough. Self »
- Mike Miller
Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.
Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, »
- ComicMix Staff
Both titles will feature Hdr, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos Audio. Inclusive bonus features are found on the Blu-ray Disc that will also be accompanied by a Digital HD copy.
Red bonus features:
Audio Commentary with Retired CIA Field Officer Robert Baer
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Red 2 bonus features:
“The Red 2 Experience” Featurette
Srp is $22.99 for each Red 4K Uhd Blu-ray.
On Sunday, Rumer Willis revealed that she’s been sober for six months.
The actress and one-time Dancing with the Stars champ shared her accomplishment on Instagram alongside a fresh-faced selfie, writing, “I will be the first one to say I’m not perfect and I mess up sometimes and every once in a while I get it right but I wanted to share this because I am really proud of myself.”
She continued, “Yesterday I celebrated 6 Months of Sobriety. It’s not something I planned on but after the long journey of getting here I can honestly say I »
- Lindsay Kimble
Rumer Willis is proud. Did she land a jaw-dropping role or book a sexy new film? Nope. She got sober. The actress hopped on Instagram this weekend to share a revealing and very personal message with her fans, telling the world that she's just celebrated six months of continuous sobriety. Along with a make-up free photo of herself, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis wrote, "I will be the first one to say I'm not perfect and I mess up sometimes and every once in a while I get it right but I wanted to share this because I am really proud of myself. Yesterday I celebrated 6 Months of Sobriety." "It's not something I planned on but after the long journey of getting »
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