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19 items from 2016


The Martian Blu-ray Review

6 February 2016 9:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ridley Scott

Adapted by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Reid

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña

Special Features: Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction, Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes,5 Theatrical In-World Pieces (Ares III: Farewell, The Right Stuff, Ares: Our Greatest Adventure, Leave Your Mark, Bring Him Home), Ares III: Refocused, Production Gallery, Theatrical Trailer.

Andy Reid’s novel The Martian was a cracking read and, when announced, Drew Goddard’s adaptation for the big screen was an exciting prospect, especially once Ridley Scott was involved followed by Matt Damon in the lead role of Mark Watney, the man accidentally left behind on Mars. Does this film version find that fine line between being faithful to the source material and create its own movie world as well? It does, and most importantly it keeps the essence of »

- Dan Bullock

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Game Of Thrones: What If… Ned Stark Was Still Alive?

6 February 2016 2:59 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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‘Ooh have you seen that new HBO show with Sean Bean’, ‘Ooh it’s quite good isn’t it?’, ‘Ooh they won’t kill him though, he’s the only one I’ve heard of’. Oh, if we could travel back to 2011 and warn people of the misery that was about to grip their lives.

Ned Stark’s death remains the turning point for the entire Game Of Thrones series, transforming a deep, intriguing fantasy world, into a horribly shocking land where nobody is safe. In TV and film, there’s always a well-placed escape route for the lead star, but Thrones obliterated the comfort zone by killing their biggest name inside nine episodes.

Since then, the show has soared and drove us to the very edge countless times, but there was something about the brutal injustice of Ned’s death that will always be raw when we unfortunately remember it happened. »

- Michael Potts

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Dominic Monaghan on David Bowie's 'Lord of the Rings' Audition, Lotr Reunions

28 January 2016 6:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No disrespect to the great Hugo Weaving, but David Bowie would've been an awesome Elrond. Bowie was already the Goblin King in "Labyrinth," and would've fit right into the world of "The Lord of the Rings." But, in one of Hollywood's many "what ifs," he wasn't cast in the franchise at all.

Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry, is now promoting Season 3 of his Travel Channel show, "Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan," and he talked to the Huffington Post about Bowie's Lotr audition:

"I was at the Hubbard's, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for 'Lord of the Rings,' and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, 'Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for 5 or 10 mins. We'll give you some feedback.' I thought, 'Oh, Ok, cool, and »

- Gina Carbone

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Junkie Xl Shoots Down 'Wonder Woman' Composing Rumors

23 January 2016 12:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this March, it will not only be the first time that Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) are seen on the big screen together, it will also mark a unique collaboration between two beloved composers. Way back in November 2014, it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenberg, best known as Junkie Xl, will both work on the score. Hans Zimmer will be crafting the Superman theme while Junkie Xl will work on the music for Batman. Last night, Junkie Xl posted a cryptic Facebook message, which some fans thought meant he would also be providing the score for Wonder Woman, but the composer clarified on his Twitter page that he will not be scoring this movie.

In a Facebook post that was later removed, Junkie Xl welcomed Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman into a growing group of cinematic female »

- MovieWeb

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First 'Wonder Woman' Movie Footage Has Arrived

19 January 2016 6:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, The CW Network announced a new special airing on Tuesday, January 19 which will offer fans a sneak peek at some of Warner Bros.' new slate of DC Comics movies. Part of this special included a sneak peek at Wonder Woman, which has been in production since November and is set for release on June 23, 2017. Now that the special has aired, we have the full sneak peek right here for you to watch over and over again.

This special gave fans never-before-seen footage, and interviews with such stars as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, and directors Zack Snyder and Patty Jenkins - just a few of the creative forces behind the much-anticipated film franchise that will bring together the greatest collective of Super Heroes in the upcoming Justice League feature film. And because no Super Hero could make his or her mark without a truly formidable foe, »

- MovieWeb

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'Wonder Woman' Set Photos Reveal Gal Gadot's Weapons

18 January 2016 1:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in just a few short months, it will introduce several characters in the expansive DC Comics Extended Universe (Dceu), including Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. The actress is currently in production on her stand alone Wonder Woman movie, which has been shooting since November. Today we have even more photos from the set, which feature both Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in a World War I setting. The actress is also seen sporting her sword and shield, although she isn't in her Wonder Woman costume.

Chris Pine confirmed the World War I setting last month, and fans will be treated to a sneak peek of Wonder Woman during a new special on The CW Network which airs tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19 at 9:30 Pm Et. Since production is still under way, it seems unlikely that this will be a full trailer, but »

- MovieWeb

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'Wonder Woman': Chris Pine Hints at Lynda Carter Cameo

17 January 2016 6:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Wonder Woman started production in November, the movie has been shrouded in secrecy, but we have seen a handful of photos and videos from the set. While the main cast members have been confirmed, some have wondered if the original Wonder Woman TV series star Lynda Carter would be involved in the production in some way. While promoting his new movie The Finest Hours, in theaters January 29, Chris Pine was asked if the actress would have a cameo role in the movie, but he wouldn't say one way or another.

"If I could tell you that, I wouldn't, but I can't."

Of course, it's possible he's being so secretive because the actress does in fact have a cameo in the movie, but she hasn't been spotted on the set yet and her appearance has not been confirmed. The production recently cast Connie Nielsen as Wonder Woman's mother, »

- MovieWeb

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'Wonder Woman' Casts Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta

15 January 2016 3:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on Wonder Woman has been under way since November, with most of the major cast members in place before principal photography commenced. There is one important character from the comic books that hasn't been cast, but now it seems that role has been filled. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Danish actress Connie Nielsen has signed on to portray Hippolyta, ruling Queen of the Amazonians and mother of Gal Gadot's title character.

No details were revealed about how she is involved in the story, but last year a rumor surfaced that Wonder Woman will be set in three different time periods and settings. One of these settings is Diana's homeland of Themyscira, and it is rumored that the Italy portion of the shoot will be used for the Themyscira scenes. It was also recently confirmed that another setting is World War I, with the last setting being present day, »

- MovieWeb

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'Wonder Woman' Wwi Setting Confirmed; Chris Pine Talks Steve Trevor

14 January 2016 9:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since production has been under way on Wonder Woman, we have only seen a few set photos featuring Gal Gadot as the title character and Chris Pine as her love interest, Steve Trevor. Even with the release of those photos, we haven't seen a ton from the set, but, while promoting his new film The Finest Hours, Chris Pine shed some new light on his character. Here's what he had to say in an interview with The Toronto Sun, where he confirmed the World War I setting.

"Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization. He's a worldly guy, a charming guy and it's going to be a great, fun film. There are some incredibly deep, interesting and morally relevant themes. Patty is just directing the daylights out of it. It's shot beautifully, feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility. »

- MovieWeb

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On Mubi Off #3: "Shopping" & "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

14 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIShopping (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1994) A telling exchange from an early scene in writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson's 1994 debut Shopping:"What's prison taught you, Billy?""Don't get caught." Yet the film that follows is, in large part, all about getting caught—about being swept up into the Hollywood big leagues, using this enjoyable, eye-catching display of kinetic prowess as proof of talent. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with such calling card features, though they're often ascribed cynical motivations, and you can't necessarily say you've seen one until the artist behind them has got a few more projects under his-or-her belt. The aesthetic impulses and inclinations mostly become clear in retrospect. And from our current vantage point, you »

- Keith Uhlich

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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: How to Watch Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass' at Home Now

12 January 2016 5:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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 exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Hotel Transylvania 2 (animated sequel; voices: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg; rated PG) Sinister 2 (horror sequel; James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon; rated R) The Martian – (Golden Globe winning sci-fi adventure directed by Ridley Scott that is neither a musical nor a comedy; Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Michael Peña; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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A uniter, not a divider by Anne-Katrin Titze

12 January 2016 2:29 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard: "The challenge was to make the science human." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

I was taken on a Seventies musical journey to Donna Summer land, Abba’s Waterloo and the great Starman creator, David Bowie, by Drew Goddard, the screenwriter who adapted Andy Weir's book for Ridley Scott's The Martian, starring Matt Damon with Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, and Aksel Hennie. Daniels (Nasa director Teddy Sanders) who plays Apple CEO John Sculley in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs - starring Michael Fassbender with Kate Winslet, and written by Aaron Sorkin - is a favorite of Goddard’s since Woody Allen's The Purple Rose Of Cairo and James L. Brooks' Terms Of Endearment.

Mark Watney (Matt Damon): "You understand that he needs food and he needs water. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Inside the Golden Globes 2016 After-Parties

11 January 2016 7:21 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s infamous Golden Globe after-parties were colored by two unfortunate events. First, changes to the drop-off system required all partygoers (who didn’t come directly from the show) to take shuttles to the Beverly Hilton out of Century City. Many guests and celebrities were forced to endure hour-long waits on the backed-up lines, and other, less determined, revelers abandoned course completely.

On a far graver note, the celebratory night took a much different turn when guests learned of the passing of legendary musician David Bowie. At around 11 p.m., partygoers fled frantically outside to check their phones for news, entertainment greats raised their glasses in commemorative toasts and DJs at shindigs from HBO to Weinstein honored the British legend by playing mashups of his tunes.

The Variety staff was on hand to share how it all went down.

8:22 p.m. Inside the already-packed Fox party, “American Horror »

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Inside the Golden Globes 2016 After-Parties

11 January 2016 7:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s infamous Golden Globe after-parties were colored by two unfortunate events. First, changes to the drop-off system required all partygoers (who didn’t come directly from the show) to take shuttles to the Beverly Hilton out of Century City. Many guests and celebrities were forced to endure hour-long waits on the backed-up lines, and other, less determined, revelers abandoned course completely.

On a far graver note, the celebratory night took a much different turn when guests learned of the passing of legendary musician David Bowie. At around 11 p.m., partygoers fled frantically outside to check their phones for news, entertainment greats raised their glasses in commemorative toasts and DJs at shindigs from HBO to Weinstein honored the British legend by playing mashups of his tunes.

The Variety staff was on hand to share how it all went down.

8:22 p.m. Inside the already-packed Fox party, “American Horror »

- Variety Staff

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Life on Mars by Anne-Katrin Titze

11 January 2016 12:09 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Matt Damon: "We didn't name the dog." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Matt Damon, BAFTA nominee and Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy or Musical winner The Martian, which is based on Andy Weir's book, spoke with me about civilisation, shaving on Mars, Tom Hanks in Robert Zemeckis's Cast Away and Robert Redford in Jc Chandor's All Is Lost. We were at the Twentieth Century Fox 21 Club tea with Ridley Scott, star Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Drew Goddard, who told me he put David Bowie's haunting Starman into the script. The ensemble cast includes Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie with Matt Damon as astronaut/botanist Mark Watney and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis, the Commander in charge of Nasa's mission to Mars.

Mark Watney (Matt Damon)

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- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘The Martian’ Becomes Quickest-Selling Live Action Digital HD Title Ever

8 January 2016 2:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Digital HD sales of director Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” have soared to a new record, making it the quickest-selling live action Digital HD title ever, according to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The title has sold 1 million Digital HD copies to date, reaching that milestone in just three weeks of availability, reported the studio. The sci-fi hit, which debuted on Digital HD Dec. 22, was also the industry’s best-selling live action Digital HD title in its first week of release.

Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, “The Martian” follows an astronaut’s (Matt Damon) fight for survival on Mars.

“Audiences have emotionally connected with Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ in theaters around the world, and now again through the phenomenal results on Digital HD,” said Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer, worldwide marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “This is the clearest indicator yet that consumers are embracing digital, »

- Stephanie Prange

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Making space by Anne-Katrin Titze

8 January 2016 9:20 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jessica Chastain with Anne-Katrin Titze on The Martian: "I see how rad those costumes are - they're pretty special."

Ridley Scott's The Martian, screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir, stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney with Jeff Daniels (Apple CEO in Danny Boyle's feature Steve Jobs), Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie and Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis in charge of Nasa's mission to Mars.

Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain)

At the Twentieth Century Fox 21 Club Martian tea, attended by Bob Balaban, Joe Pantoliano, Lee Daniels' Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, John Dilworth and Warren Elgort, Blade Runner led to Alien and Thelma And Louise, not Robinson Crusoe On Mars. Isabel Marant, Janty Yates' costumes, Baz Luhrmann's Elsa Schiaparelli & Miuccia Prada at The Costume Institute »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Legends’ Star Sean Bean Says Season 1 Was ‘A Bit Sanitized’

6 January 2016 3:16 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Bean says Season 1 of his TNT drama “Legends,” didn’t “quite live up to expectations.” The series, which was canceled by the network last month, ran for two seasons, the first of which the actor said was a let down. “I was disappointed with it. Having heard the plot for it, the pitch for it, it didn’t quite live up to expectations,” Bean said. “I thought it was a bit sanitized.” Also read: 'The Librarians,' 'Major Crimes,' Murder in the First' Renewed at TNT, Three Shows Canceled The actor does admit that the series »

- Reid Nakamura

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The Martian gets an Honest Trailer

5 January 2016 12:35 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week’s Honest Trailer, brought to us by Screen Junkies, takes a look at one of the biggest surprise hits of 2015: Ridley Scott’s The Martian. The video pokes fun at the film’s star, Matt Damon, for always playing characters that need to be either rescued, recovered or saved, as well as the film for essentially being “Cast Away in Space.”  See the Honest Trailer for yourself down below…

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

The Martian opened to very positive reviews from audiences and critics when it hit UK theaters in late September and Us theaters in early October. More recently, the film has been receiving Oscar buzz, with many believing that it is one of the frontrunners for Best Picture; Damon has also earned a number of award nominations for his performance as Mark Watney.

On a $108 million budget, the film grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, »

- Justin Cook

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