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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Passes to ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ With Liam Neeson

14 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new mystery “A Walk Among the Tombstones” starring Liam Neeson!

A Walk Among the Tombstones,” which opens on Sept. 19, 2014 and is rated “R,” also stars Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Maurice Compte, Laura Birn, Adam David Thompson, Kim Rosen, Eric Nelsen, Razane Jammal and Al Nazemian from writer and director Scott Frank based on the novel by Lawrence Block. Note: As this film is rated “R,” you must be 17+ to win this Hookup.

To win your free “A Walk Among the Tombstones” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sundance Lab Project ‘Swiss Army Man’ Moving into Production

11 September 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miranda Bailey’s Cold Iron Pictures has come on board to finance and produce the Sundance Lab project “Swiss Army Man,” written and directed by the filmmaking team the Daniels.

The duo — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — recently won the best direction award at the MTV Video Music Awards for “Turn Down for What.” Bailey and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron Pictures will produce, alongside Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee and Jonathan Wang.

The absurdist comedy, launched at the Sundance screenwriters lab, centers on a hopeless man stranded in the wilderness who befriends a dead body and together they go on a journey. It will shoot in November with ICM Partners handling sales.

Cold Iron Pictures produced and was a financer on Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” starring Richard Gere as a homeless man, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Cold Iron is also producing and »

- Dave McNary

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Second Opinion – Life of Crime (2013)

6 September 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Life of Crime, 2013.

Directed by Daniel Schechter.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Isla Fisher and Will Forte.

Synopsis:

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Life of Crime, based on one of legendary author Elmore Leonard’s great collection of novels, ‘The Switch’ reminds us of that period in the 90s when adaptations of his work were effortlessly hip and cool. Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown, made by three very talented directors each with a style of their own opened up Leonard’s work to a whole new generation; Life of Crime also reminds us of the gulf in class between those films and this.

The story begins promisingly, like a cool version of Ruthless People (yes, I »

- Gary Collinson

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Back to School. Tips from "Matilda"

3 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello all, Margaret here celebrating another day of "back to school" week. I'm sure there are plenty mourning the end of their summer, but I know I can't be the only one who feels a thrill of excitement every time September rolls around. Even if you're past your school years, doesn't the arrival of autumn get you itching to pick up some clean blank notebooks and a fresh set of pencils? Perhaps that attitude is why Matilda (both of the 1996 Danny DeVito film and the classic Roald Dahl novel on which it's based) has always been a personal hero.

Matilda Wormwood was a girl genius, and even though she had execrable crooks for parents and was subject to outrageous familial neglect, she didn't let that get her down. In or out of school, there is a lot we can learn from Matilda.

• Keep yourself sharp. Left to her own devices from a tender age, »

- Margaret de Larios

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of A Walk Among The Tombstones In St. Louis

2 September 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk Among The Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

Written and directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout), A Walk Among The Tombstones is produced by Jersey FilmsDanny DeVito, Double Feature FilmsMichael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver.

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- Movie Geeks

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‘Got’s Emilia Clarke, ‘Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin To Star In MGM’s ‘Me Before You’

2 September 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: MGM is negotiating with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to star in the Thea Sharrock-directed Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel. Karen Rosenfelt is producing Sharrock’s feature debut. MGM is partnered with New Line and Warner Bros, which has dated the movie for August, 2015 release.

Clarke, whose breakout came playing the mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, is playing Sarah Conner in Terminator: Genisys, and she is also going to star with Nicholas Hoult in Go Down Together, the Michael Suscy-directed revisionist take on Depression Era outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. Though a newcomer, Claflin’s track record is pretty remarkable: the final three The Hunger Games films, Snow White and The Huntsman and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

There was a lot of competition between young actors for this male lead, and he beat out »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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‘Life of Crime’ is a fun but lesser Elmore Leonard adaptation

29 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Life of Crime

Written for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter

USA, 2013

Elmore Leonard has one of the most distinctive voices in American film and television and while you may not recognize his name, you will surely recognize his work. His writing is pure cinema, so it should be no surprise that Leonard’s work served as inspiration for Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma, Get Shorty, and Justified. Life of Crime is based on Leonard’s novel The Switch, which is a lesser work, but the story still has the capacity for entertainment. In a slow week of new releases at the theatre, that’s more than enough.

Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) get much more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer (Tim Robbins). As it turns out, Frank Dawson has no »

- Colin Biggs

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Movie Review – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

29 August 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (a.k.a. Das Cabinet des Caligari), 1920.

Directed by Robert Wiene.

Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Viedt, Friedrich Fehér, Hans Lanser-Rudolff, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski and Lil Dagover.

Synopsis:

At a local carnival in a small German Town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

The history of cinema harks back to few films that are as important and iconic as Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. An expressionist masterpiece, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari is, for a limited time, back in the cinema. Re-mastered and screened from August 29th, the cinematic experience is a rare treat as the hand-painted backdrops and subtle face make-up can be seen up-close and appreciated in the way it was intended (perhaps even better). As filmmaking was finding its feet, »

- Simon Columb

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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

28 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The »

- louisamellor

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DVD Review: Deadbeat: Season One

28 August 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Good TV shows are hard to come by. Well, it used to be that way, but these days we’re given such great Television as Hannibal, True Detective, Penny Dreadful and so on, that it seems that we’re living in a great time for TV. With such dramatic shows kicking ass nonstop, the amount of genuinely funny TV programs seem to be dwindling, as viewers are more interested in being bummed and moody (don’t me wrong, I’m definitely not complaining) that in laughing their asses off. Enter Hulu’s original series, Deadbeat. With how many films and shows that Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, TV’s Reaper) has stolen with great supporting roles, it was only a matter of time before he was given one to lead, and after watching the entire first season of Deadbeat, I can say: he does one hell of a job. »

- Jerry Smith

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Last Action Hero’ (1993)

26 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Last Action Hero

Written by Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, and David Argott

Directed by John McTiernan

USA, 1993

The concept of a film within a film is an idea that provides for truly interesting cinema. Films that are self-referential, satiric, and make fun of their own genre are often hilarious, thought-provoking, and downright fun. 1993’s cult favorite Last Action Hero is an action-fantasy that pokes fun at the action film genre in more ways than one. It stars the incomparable blockbuster movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger who is playing himself. Last Action Hero pretty much has it all and if you are a fan of the Austrian star or just action cinema in general, then this is the perfect film for you.

The film focuses on Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien), a 12-year-old troublemaker obsessed with movies, in particular those of action hero Jack Slater, a fictionalized version of Schwarzenegger. »

- Randall Unger

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Disney Classics Hercules, Tarzan, More Come to Blu-ray

23 August 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Walt Disney Home Entertainment has been dropping catalog titles on Blu-ray for a while now. Once every few months we’ll get a higher end title like The Little Mermaid or the upcoming Sleeping Beauty that gets their own time in the limelight. In between those, they’ve been delivering smaller films and collections in groups of four or five at a time. This time around they’ve mixed it up a little by giving us two newer top-shelf releases with three timeless tales.

Hercules Special Edition brings the story of the Greek hero to Blu-ray for the first time. The Academy Award-nominated movie is filled with great songs and plenty of laughs thanks to Danny DeVito and company. Bonus material includes “From Zero to Hero” Sing-Along, “No Importa La Distancia” Music Video with Ricky Martin, and “The Making of Hercules” featurette.  

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ swinging ape man comes to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Look Who's Talking (1989) and the Perils of Revisiting Childhood Faves

22 August 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello everyone, Manuel here jumping aboard my personal DeLorean and taking a trip to 1989 to catch up with what’s still Amy Heckerling’s biggest box office success, the comedy Look Who's Talking.

There's a certain joy and sadness in revisiting films you remember enjoying as a kid. Some, because of their continued playback on cable or at your own home theater, seem to age with you so that their flaws become endearing while their wonders become treasures you hoard as if they were intended just for you. In this, films can be like old friends. Catching up with one you haven’t seen in over a decade can be a terrifying prospect. Have they aged well? Do you still share the same sense of humor? Will there be awkward silences where there were laughs before?

Much like its stock male lead, Look Who’s Talking is a flawed, sloppy, »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Liam Neeson to Present ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ at Zurich Film Festival

21 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Liam Neeson is to present his latest film, the crime drama “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” in the Gala Premieres section of the Zurich Film Festival.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the pic stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. Pic follows Scudder as he helps a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then murdered his wife.

Written and directed by Scott Frank (“The Lookout”), the film also stars Sebastian Roche, and is produced by Jersey FilmsDanny DeVito, Double Feature FilmsMichael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver.

The fest, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Liam Neeson heading to Zurich

21 August 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taken star to present new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson is to present crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sep 25 - Oct 5).

The film, written and directed by Scott Frank (Out of Sight), will screen as part of the festival’s gala premieres strand on Oct 3 at the Cinema Corso.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the films stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.

When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime. Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

The thriller »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 1 - HitFix Picks

20 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Thursday (August 21) morning at 10 a.m. Et, Fxx is going to begin its Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, a showcase for 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." That's a lot of episodes and if you're a "Simpsons" neophyte, you may be intimidated by the sheer avalanche of yellow-tinged animation.  Fortunately, we're here to help. The individual fans on Team HitFix are weighing in on one or two episodes per day until even we may collapse under the avalanche of comedic greatness. And, since we know that nobody can watch 48 episodes per day and remain sane, we'll also recommend an episode or two that you might be able to skip each day if you need to shower, take a quick nap or show love to members of your family.  Check out our recommendations and chime in with your own favorites... Day One of the marathon begins with "Simpsons Roasting »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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Ranking the Films of the Caped Crusader

20 August 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For almost 50 years, Batman has graced the silver screen.  Whether working solo or accompanied by sidekicks and associates, Gotham City is continually saved by his enduring presence.  Even though the eight theatrical live-action films featuring the Caped Crusader have had their ups and downs, there is no denying his appeal as a lead character.

With that in mind, these are all theatrical Batman releases, ranked from worst to best:

8. Batman and Robin (1997)

The dark cloud over a struggling franchise, Joel Schumacher’s second directorial outing in the Batman franchise hammered the last nail in the coffin and became known as one of the worst sequels, nay films, of all time.  From the garish set design, poor character development, uninspired casting and hideously unfunny pun-filled script, Batman and Robin was a mistake from the moment it went into production.

 

7. Batman: The Movie (1966)

Occasionally forgotten as the first theatrical Batman film, this »

- Katie Wong

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Ivan Reitman on Ghosbusters 3 and Triplets

17 August 2014 10:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Ivan Reitman on why he's not directing Ghostbusters 3, and the current state of the Twins sequel...

Work is ongoing on a pair of belated sequels, each of which involves Ivan Reitman to various degrees. In a new chat with Coming Soon, he's given an update on each project.

Reitman stepped down as director of Ghostbusters 3 earlier this year, following the death of Harold Ramis. He confirmed that he's still very much involved as a producer, but said that "I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn't necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn't need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we're going to have the quality and style »

- simonbrew

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Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

14 August 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death earlier this week, the actor's wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, Deadline reports.

"Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly," she wrote.

Thanking everyone for their expressions of kindness in the wake of his passing, Schneider wrote that Williams "wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid, »

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Robin Williams' Family Remembers Comic's Gentle Spirit as They Mourn

13 August 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A day after Robin Williams was found dead, his children penned statements that both captured their states of mind and what their father meant to them. Previously, the actor and comedian's wife, Susan Schneider, had said in her own statement that she was heartbroken and that the family wanted privacy as it mourned. She also said that she wanted people to focus not on Williams' death but on the "countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions," and the statements from his children reflect both their own grief »

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