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Q&A: Harlan Coben Chats About ‘No Second Chance’ And Career Switch

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, “No Second Chance,” popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for “No Second Chance,” almost a decade after teaming with Guillaume Canet on the French adaptation of his book “Tell No One,” which turned out to be a hit in Gaul and abroad. And this year, Coben boasts a slate of TV projects in France and in the U.K., as well as three Hollywood movies based on his books – “Six Years,” “Missing Me” and the English-language redo of “Tell No One” — in development.  Commissioned by French commercial network TF1, “No Second Chance” is an action/thriller mini-series that will be directed by Francois Velle (“Bones”) with Alexandra Lamy (“Never On The First Night”), Pascal Elbe (“The Other Son”) and Hippolyte Girardot (“The Girl King »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Q&A: Harlan Coben Talks About ‘No Second Chance’ And Career Switch

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, “No Second Chance,” popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for “No Second Chance,” almost a decade after teaming with Guillaume Canet on the French adaptation of his book “Tell No One,” which turned out to be a hit in Gaul and abroad. And this year, Coben boasts a slate of TV projects in France and in the U.K., as well as three Hollywood movies based on his books – “Six Years,” “Missing Me” and the English-language redo of “Tell No One” — in development.  Commissioned by French commercial network TF1, “No Second Chance” is an action/thriller mini-series that will be directed by Francois Velle (“Bones”) with Alexandra Lamy (“Never On The First Night”), Pascal Elbe (“The Other Son”) and Hippolyte Girardot (“The Girl King »

- elskes

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Dana Carvey Impersonates Scarface and Liam Neeson, Kills

15 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Dana Carvey can do no wrong in my eyes -- because my eyes have not seen "The Master of Disguise." The legendary "SNL" star visited Conan O'Brien to throw down a few impressions. His impressions of Scarface and Liam Neeson at Thanksgiving is pretty insane and awesome. Conan basically sustains a cackle the entire time.    His Neil Young impression, an old favorite, is also worth noting.   »

- Louis Virtel

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'John Wick' (2014) Movie Review

22 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Five years ago John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his life as a hitman. He settled down with his wife (Bridget Moynahan) and was leading a normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" was short-lived as she succumbed to cancer leaving John on his own to grieve, or so he thought. Late one night a knock comes to his door, a delivery, a gift from the beyond. It's a small puppy with a note from his wife, a gift allowing him the opportunity not to grieve alone, or so he thought. A few nights later and John has another visitor. No knocking this time, just three guys in ski masks come to steal his car and, subsequently kill his dog. The intruders leave John bloody and beaten, laying down next to his deceased puppy, his car stolen from his garage. The bad guys got away, or so they thought... And with that the »

- Brad Brevet

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This weeks podcast is ready for your amusement

20 October 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Featuring more Liam Neeson dick jokes than you can shake a plastic dick at, this weeks podcast is ready to blow your mind. Tom’s Trivia Three – We ram delicious movie trivia nuggets down your throat. This week learn stuff about The Thing, The Hangover and Kick-Ass Reviews – The Judge Shelf LifeNear Dark A critically acclaimed screen actor quotes lines from movies he hasn’t starred in – This week our acclaimed actor takes on The Simpsons movie Ultimate Recast Reboot – We recast and reboot Dirty Harry News – New DC slate, Chris Rock And we have plenty of ways of making you listen... TuneIn App Users Click here – iOS / Android / Windows Phone Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Flickering Myth TV exclusive preview of Road

20 October 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK last week, we’ve got an exclusive preview of Road, a documentary narrated by Liam Neeson, which tells the a heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Check it out below…

Motorcycle road racing is a sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads – roads that on any other day service cars, buses, tractors – roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls, unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body.

It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years – and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives.

Robert and Joey Dunlop are quiet men from a rural village in Northern Ireland, »

- Gary Collinson

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Parents & Frequent Moviegoers Are Desensitized To Violence, Sex In Film; Likely So Is MPAA Ratings Board: Study

20 October 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After surveying 1,000 parents exposed to multiple clips of on-screen sex and violence in movies, a study found that parents become increasingly desensitized to acts of sex and violence with repeated viewing which appears to lead to an increasing acceptance to both. The result is that these parents are less likely to shield their kids from movies that contain sex and violence. In addition, the authors note that people who rate movies for the MPAA (themselves parents) could also be subject to the same desensitization “and thus more likely to be lenient when it comes to evaluating the appropriateness of such content for children.” Those behind the study said this effect could help to explain the “ratings creep” that has allowed more violence into films aimed at our youth.

The MPAA has long acknowledged that its standards have shifted over time but has traditionally attributed this to the changing standards of parents. »

- Anita Busch

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Kidman and Firth a mismatch

19 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman were terrific as a long-married couple who overcame adversity in The Railway Man but Australian audiences aren.t buying their latest on-screen pairing.

Before I Go to Sleep casts Kidman as a 40-year-old woman who wakes up every day with a blank memory. Firth is her husband who tells her they.ve been married for 14 years and Mark Strong is her neuro-psychologist who encourages her to keep a daily video diary so she can help rebuild her life.

The thriller directed by Rowan Joffe, adapted from S. J. Watson.s best-selling novel, may not have sent audiences to sleep but relatively few bothered to turn up as the film fetched $418,000 on a very wide 194 screens.

Nationwide takings dropped by 16% to $9.7 million as none of the other newcomers much enthused cinemagoers, according to Rentrak.s weekend estimates. Distributors say the market is soft and especially shallow below the top three titles. »

- Don Groves

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Ciff Day 4: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ and ‘In Order of Disappearance’

18 October 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You can’t win ‘em all. Sometimes the challenge with a film festival, as opposed to say a music festival, is that not everything you see will be good. Sometimes you may decide it just wasn’t for you, and sometimes you wonder why they even decided to choose that film in the first place.

The Young Kieslowski was this year’s dud. It broke the rule I held that there are no romantic leads named “Brian”, and if there are fictional Brians they end up writing term papers while everyone else gets paired off with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheady. And yet it doesn’t help that Brian Kieslowski is remarkably repellent.

Hardly an edgy sex comedy on par with any college-aged romp you can imagine from the last 10 years, and trying desperately to be a mix of Ferris Bueller, Juno and maybe a dash of 500 Days of Summer, »

- Brian Welk

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Brad Pitt's 5 Funniest Accents

17 October 2014 10:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Some guys get away with never branching out from their own regional accent (Matthew McConaughey and Liam Neeson, we mean you).  Others never seem to do their own accent (Christian Bale). See more Highly Paid Film Stars Then there's Brad Pitt, whose accent skills aren't always used, but when they are — everyone takes notice. With Fury hitting theaters, it's time to take stock in his five best accents.  Fury (2014) We're guessing Inglorius Basterds was good preparation for this role. Even if the accent is different, the attitude and the ass-kicking are similar. Inglorious Basterds (2009) You

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- Aaron Couch

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Cool Mondo Poster For Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins

17 October 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Click Here - More Mondo Batman Artwork Batman Begins: Explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city. Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman Directors: Christopher Nolan * Writers: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer   »

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Wild & Crazy: The Most Bizarre Star Wars Prequel Rumors

17 October 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production (and only a few weeks from wrapping), rumors have been flying fast and furious over the last few months.  This has caused a flurry of finger-pointing, naysaying, and even hostility between fans over some of the claims...but this is nothing new.  The Prequel trilogy were surrounded by rumors as well, so today, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember some of the craziest reports that had us all buzzing.

Some of these are just bizarre, and many of the original sites reporting on these things are no longer in action, but some of you life-long fans, like me, will likely remembering hearing about these.  I’ve purposefully stayed away from Super Shadow reports (though some of these may have been influenced by him), because he was a known fraud and I wanted to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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7 Reasons Why Liam Neeson Is Cooler Than You Are (Walking Among Tombstones Is Just One)

17 October 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Liam Neeson is one of those actors who is just so universally cool, pretty much everyone and their grandmother loves him. In fact, I’d be very worried if someone didn’t like Neeson, and I’d keep that person away from all pets and small children. Neeson is equal parts affable and badass, and here’s just seven […]

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- Brandy Anderson

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‘The View's’ Rosie O'Donnell Wants Police to Search John Grisham's Computer for Child Porn

17 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Author John Grisham‘s recent remarks about men being unfairly imprisoned after watching child pornography has left Rosie O'Donnell in utter disgust. So much so that she suggested police should investigate him. See photos: 20 of Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson's Biggest Box Office Hits (Photos) “Did John Grisham feel like these people needed a champion and he was it?” she said on Friday's “The View,” telling her co-hosts that she was “horrified” by what the author said. Grisham said in an interview with The Telegraph this week: “We have prisons now filled with guys my age — 60-year-old white men — in prison, »

- Ryan O'Connell

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Warwick Davis returning to 'Star Wars' universe for Episode VII

16 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Is this the return of Wicket? Warwick Davis, who was only 11 years old when he won the part of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, has been tapped to return to the galaxy far, far away for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Lucasfilm made the announcement with this video: Meanwhile, at the Davis residence… #StarWarsVII https://t.co/i9ChKEtNb0 — Star Wars (@starwars) October 16, 2014 In addition to Return of the Jedi, the 3-foot-6 actor has impressive geek cred in the movies, having played the title role of Willow in Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy adventure, Professor Flitwick »

- Anthony Breznican

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Hollywood Film Festival Shines a Light on Topical Issues

16 October 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite its glamorous name and location, the Hollywood Film Festival has struggled to find its identity since its founding in 1997. But this year’s edition (Oct. 16-19) is getting a radical overhaul and rebranding from new owner Jon Fitzgerald and his philanthropic company CineCause.

“What makes the new Hollywood Film Festival unique is that we’re really emphasizing socially conscious films — both documentary and narrative — and then packaging them with educational presentations where we have special guests doing keynotes,” says Fitzgerald, last year’s Hff director who also co-founded Slamdance in 1995 and directed the AFI, Santa Barbara, Abu Dhabi and Topanga fests.

The fest, based at the ArcLight Hollywood and branded as Entertainment for Change, will screen some 60 movies. And while Fitzgerald’s goal is to avoid “the usual glitz and glamor associated with film festivals,” there’s no end of socially conscious stars who are directly involved in many of the featured films. »

- Iain Blair

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Tom Cruise Nabs Top Spot on Home Video Sales Charts With ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

15 October 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The latest Tom Cruise action film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” topped the national home video sales charts the week ending Oct. 12, bumping the prior week’s top seller, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, to No. 2.

Edge of Tomorrow,” from Warner Bros., earned just over $100 million in U.S. theaters. The film is one of four new releases that debuted in the top five on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined.

Walt Disney Studios’ “Sleeping Beauty,” newly released in an extras-packed “Diamond Edition,” bowed at No. 3. The Diamond edition of the 1959 animated classic includes the film on Blu-ray Disc, standard DVD and Digital HD.

A Million Ways to Die in the West,” a Western comedy written, directed and starring Seth MacFarlane, debuted at No. 4. The Universal Studios release also stars Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson (along with newly named »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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10 Greatest Crime Movies Of The 2000s

15 October 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the recent releases of A Walk Among The Tombstones and The Equalizer, the crime film is as present as ever in our cinemas. Tombstones is a brutal, gritty mystery, seemingly tailor made for Liam Neeson’s brand of tough, haunted heroism. Those who enjoy a taut, page-turning thriller novel will love it (which is appropriate, considering it is based on a series of books by Lawrence Block). The Equalizer satisfies as a more heightened, bombastic crime story, featuring Denzel Washington excelling as an ingeniously badass defender of the downtrodden who takes on the Russian Mob pretty much single-handedly. These films seemingly exist at opposite ends of the spectrum, but they show just how much room for manoeuvre there is in the crime genre, with potential for many varied types of story to be told.

Many observers and fans of the genre would say that the 1970’s were »

- Michael Gordon

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Everything You Need to Watch, Listen to, Eat, Do and Know This Week in the Latest Week We Love!

13 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will Marfuggi is doing you a huge favor! He's planning your upcoming week in this online special of Week We Love! With humor and charm, he suggests what you should watch, listen to, eat, do and...(deep breath)....know. We promise it's fun!  From tuning in to American Horror Story: Freak Show, buying Jessie J's hot new album and breaking down all of Liam Neeson's ass kicking, he covers everything you need to see and do this week! He also tells you when exactly things are going down.  Watch the above video to see the full list of Will's must-dos for the week of October 13th, especially if you're an Orange Is the New Black super fan.  Check back next week for »

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