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A Mix of Movie Stars and Newcomers Land Their First Emmy Noms

23 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Billy Bob Thornton first read Noah Hawley’s “Fargo” pilot, the Oscar-winning actor says he didn’t give much thought to the fact that the unconventional, gritty thriller would air on TV.

“That line between TV and movies is practically gone, so I never thought, ‘I’m not sure if I want to get into a TV series or not.’ I’d already been thinking about it because TV is such a great place,” he says.

Just as comedy and drama are melting into each other and viewers make almost no distinction about where they watch, actors are approaching their roles in a medium-agnostic way, finding that some of the best parts aren’t on the bigscreen.

“Generally speaking, the best actors will follow the best writers,” says FX president John Landgraf, whose network aired “Fargo.” “Almost anywhere there is a writer of great note and great talent in any medium, »

- Christy Grosz

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TriCoast Worldwide strikes UK distribution platform deals for movie slate

23 July 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Leading Us distribution and production outfit TriCoast Worldwide is set to release a number of its top-line movies in the UK via digital, DVD and theatrical partnerships through newly-formed TriCoast UK Ltd.

The Movie Partnership, led by Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle all digital releases as well as manage all TriCoast’s TV sales. Spirit Entertainment will be handling the DVD releases and all theatrical releases will be managed through UK industry veteran Martin Myers and film financier Bertrand Lipworth. Myers will also oversee airline sales for UK and Europe.

CEO of TriCoast Worldwide Strath Hamilton (pictured centre with TriCoast Chief Executive Officer Marcy Levitas Hamilton) said today: “After twenty-eight years of producing movies and seven years distributing them in the USA and the rest of the world, we’re pleased to finally enter the UK market, where we’ve noted an upward trend in the distribution landscape, »

- David Agnew

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Matador

18 July 2014 12:02 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: El Rey

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 15, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Gabriel Luna, Alfred Molina, Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Jude Ciccolella, Tanc Sade, Peter Gadiot, and Louis Ozawa Changchien.

TV show description:

This action TV series revolves popular soccer star Antonio "Tony" Bravo (Gabriel Luna). A world-class athlete from Boyle Heights known as "Matador," Tony is known for his ventures both on and off the field.

Charismatic, successful, and a player who can turn a game around with his presence and skill, Tony is a swinging bachelor with an active social life. But he's not a member of the La Riot soccer team simply to help grow his ego.

Unbeknownst to the public and his family, Tony was recruited »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Nicky Whelan Talks Matador, Her Reaction to the Season 2 Pick-Up, Her Audition Process, Learning to Shoot a Gun, and Her Character’s Relationships

16 July 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From writer/producer Roberto Orci, the 13-episode El Rey series Matador is an action-packed, fun, sexy, dangerous look at the world of an undercover CIA operative masquerading as a professional soccer star.  Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna) becomes a professional soccer player for the La Riot, in order to use his skills as a covert operative to get close to ruthless billionaire team owner Andrés Galan (Alfred Molina) and execute missions for the CIA. While at the El Rey portion of the TCA Press Tour, actress Nicky Whelan (who plays Tony Bravo’s analytical and beautiful control agent, Annie Mason) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about just how much fun it is to be a part of this show, that it feels like they’re doing a big James Bond movie, how excited she is that they already have a Season 2 pick-up, auditioning as part of pilot season, »

- Christina Radish

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Ira Sachs in Newfest honour

15 July 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New York-based non-profit NewFest wil recognise the director with the third annual NewFest Visionary Award at its annual Lgbt jamboree that runs from July 24-29.

“To be able to make films with gay characters at their centre is as hard today as it was when I first started making movies in 1991,” said Sachs, whose Love Is Strange premiered at Sundance.

“Without community events like NewFest, I don’t think we’d have a queer cinema in America. If ‘visionary’ means a belief in the continued future and importance of Lgbt cinema, I’m deeply honoured to accept.”

Sachs’ credits include Forty Shades Of Blue and Keep The Lights On. Spc will release Love Is Strange starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina on August 22. 

Oscar-nominated production designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors’ Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2015. Bissell’s credits include E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and most »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Soccer-Spy Series 'Matador' Premieres Tonight

15 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The El Rey Network, Robert Rodriguez's brainchild, will be premiering its second original series tonight. The Latin-American network will now have, in addition to Rodriguez's series adaptation of From Dusk Till DawnMatador- a sleek spy-sports series. The show will follow special narcotics agent Tony Bravo, as he goes undercover as a soccer player in order to gain access to international crime rings.

"Tony 'Matador' Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is a professional soccer player for the La Riot who comes to be known as much for his antics off the field as his moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover—in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for the CIA. Agent Bravo, nicknamed “Matador” after he takes out a top player known as 'The Bull' during tryouts for the team, finds himself suddenly thrust into a clandestine world. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

15 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release next month, a new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller Swelter, which sees Jean-Claude Van Damme leading a cast that includes Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Take a look after the official synopsis…

“In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, Swelter is a violent story of greed and retribution.”

Swelter hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in the States on August 12th, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.

The post New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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TriCoast Worldwide expands into UK

14 July 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Us distribution and production company has formalised UK partnerships to distribute its titles across multiple platforms.

The Movie Partnership, led by TriCoast UK Ltd’s Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle all digital releases and manage TriCoast’s TV sales.

Spirit Entertainment will handle the DVD releases while Martin Myers and film financier Bertrand Lipworth will oversee theatrical distribution.

Myers will also oversee airline sales for UK and Europe. The Us acquisitions team headed by Daisy Hamilton will continue to oversee acquisitions for TriCoast UK Ltd.

TriCoast Worldwide CEO Strath Hamilton (pictured centre with TriCoast CEO Marcy Levitas Hamilton) said: “After 28 years of producing movies and seven years distributing them in the USA and the rest of the world, we’re pleased to finally enter the UK market, where we’ve noted an upward trend in the distribution landscape, particularly the digital platforms, for good quality independent films.”

The first joint-venture »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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TV Review: El Rey’s ‘Matador’

14 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Being pragmatic about it, you can’t blame the producers of espionage series “Matador” for trading the stodgy old tennis circuit in “I Spy” for a growth sport like soccer – especially (and opportunistically) coming out of World Cup mania. But this latest original offering from Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network comes in so wide of its gooooal of approximating an old-fashioned spy yarn as to practically border on parody. Gabriel Luna plays a DEA agent who is drafted to go undercover as a professional soccer player, but the resulting pilot is about as exciting as its opening slow-motion chase. More marketable than watchable, “Matador” is worth sidestepping.

Luna’s Tony “Matador” Bravo is introduced in the midst of a sting operation, in which he runs down a suspect (never mind the bad guy’s awful German accent) despite having consumed several tequila shots. This catches the attention of the »

- Brian Lowry

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TriCoast Worldwide strikes UK deal

14 July 2014 5:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us distribution and production outfit TriCoast Worldwide will release a number of its top-line movies in the UK through newly-formed TriCoast UK Ltd.

The first film to be released via TriCoast UK will be CGI animated film Heavenly Sword, base on the Sony Video Game and featuring the voices of Anna Torv, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane.

Further releases will include 2 Jacks, directed by Bernard Rose and starring Sienna Miller, Danny Huston and Jack Huston, Toolbox Murders 2 starring Bruce Dern, family drama Among Ravens starring Amy Smart and 3 Nights in the Desert starring Vincent Piazza, Amber Tamblyn and Wes Bentley.

The Movie Partnership, led by Michael Lee and Peter Dutton will handle all digital releases as well as manage all TriCoast’s TV sales.  Spirit Entertainment will be handling the DVD releases and theatrical releases will be managed through Martin Myers and film financier Bertrand Lipworth. Myers will also oversee airline sales for UK and Europe.

Acquisitions »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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TriCoast Worldwide to Release Pics in U.K. Through Partnerships

14 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — U.S. distribution and production outfit TriCoast Worldwide is set to release a string of movies in the U.K. via digital, DVD and theatrical partnerships through newly-formed TriCoast U.K.

The Movie Partnership, led by Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle digital releases, as well as manage TriCoast’s TV sales. Spirit Entertainment will be handling DVD releases, and theatrical releases will be managed through Martin Myers and Bertrand Lipworth. Myers will also oversee airline sales for U.K. and Europe.

CEO of TriCoast Worldwide, Strath Hamilton (pictured center with TriCoast chief executive officer Marcy Levitas Hamilton), said: “After 28 years of producing movies and seven years distributing them in the U.S. and the rest of the world, we’re pleased to finally enter the U.K. market, where we’ve noted an upward trend in the distribution landscape, particularly the digital platforms, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review

13 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Justin and the Knights of Valor Director: Manuel Sicilia Starring: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, Charles Dance, Rupert EverettAlfred MolinaJulie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan Running time: 96 min, Rated PG, Available 07.08.14 Special Features: None Justin (Freddy Highmore) is a geeky redheaded teenager who aspires to become a knight like his legendary grandfather, Sir Roland. Justin’s father on the other hand wants him to stick to his studies and to become a lawyer since knights were banished by the queen and replaced by lawyers to keep the peace and make rules everyday that make the townspeople confused and miserable.  Justin is determined to follow his grandfather’s  [ Read More ]

The post Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- juliana

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12 Films still to look forward to this summer

11 July 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

With the second half of the year underway, it’s tempting to also declare the summer movie season all but over as well. While we may only have a few big blockbusters still to go, the independent films still to be released offer some interesting options, with at least one excellent option that I can vouch for (though I’ve actually seen all but four of the titles on the impending list). As such, I figured I’d take this moment to give you all 12 flicks that you can still look forward to between now and the end of August. There’s plenty out now to see, between Boyhood, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Life Itself, just to name three excellent new releases, but now I’ll give you some other things to anticipate. Below you’ll see a dozen films that you should still have marked »

- Joey Magidson

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Ps Game Heavenly Sword Now a Film

11 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Los Angeles, CA – An apocalypse is inevitable when Heavenly Sword slices and dices onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2 from Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm). Based on Sony PlayStation’s bestselling video game of the same name, the action-packed CG animation boasts an all-star voice cast including Anna Torv (“Fringe”), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Chocolate) and Thomas Jane (HungThe Mist).

A dramatic tale of revenge, Heavenly Sword centers on Nariko (Torv), a trained warrior with flaring red hair, who gracefully possesses a titular, heavily sought after blade with incredible powers. As the sword’s guardian, she must face a megalomaniacal ruler King Bohan (Molina) and his unyielding army, who are determined to obtain the powerful sword for their own manipulation.

As one of “the most anticipated movies based on video games” (Gamepur), the Blu-ray and DVD are packed with bonus footage including behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and filmmakers. The film »

- ComicMix Staff

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Heavenly Sword movie gets a trailer

10 July 2014 9:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Remember that PS3 launch game with the red-headed woman, a big sword and Andy Serkis? It's getting a movie...

Trailer

Although it's a series that's hardly become a big thing, the fairly decent PS3 slash 'em up, Heavenly Sword, is getting a movie, though fans may be wishing for an actual game sequel. Oh well, never mind.

Set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on September 2, the movie will see the game's heroine, Nariko (not to be confused with Naruto) star in her own CG movie.

The story will be similar to the original game, seeing Nariko do battle against the game's antagonist, the evil King Bohan, who will stop at nothing to obtain the Heavenly Sword Nariko possesses. Alfred Molina, Anna Torv, and Thomas Jane lend their vocal talents to the project, with Torv reprising her role as Nariko (she voiced her in the 2007 game release). Oddly, although the »

- aaronbirch

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TV News: 2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 6:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.

The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014

Photo credit: Emmys.com

The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…

Best Series (Drama)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Detective (HBO)

Best Actor (Drama Series)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)

Jon Hamm »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Emmy Scorecard: Ryan Murphy Productions Nabs More Noms Than Most Studios

10 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ryan Murphy loves it when people who work on his shows are recognized in kudos races. He was rolling in clover on Thursday with an eye-popping 34 Emmy noms garnered by his Ryan Murphy Prods. banner.

The haul primarily came through big showings from FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven,” with 17 noms, and HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” with 16. “Glee” contributed a comedy directing nom for Paris Barclay.

Murphy’s tally helped 20th Century Fox TV and its affils lead the studio pack in Emmy tonnage with 44 bids for its various banners — and that’s not including the 16 for “Normal Heart,” which Murphy produced through HBO.

Sony Pictures TV grabbed 36, thanks to “Breaking Bad” (16) and “Masters of Sex” (5). Universal TV had 33, driven by “Saturday Night Live” (14), “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (4). Warner Bros. TV and its affils took in 30, paced by “The Big Bang Theory” (7) and “Shameless” (3).

FX Prods. plucked 25 bids, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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