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The Lego Movie Blu-Ray Review

4 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman

Certificate: U

Running Time: 100 minutes

Out among the possibilities of film and animation, The Lego Movie sounded like a great idea but how would it ever be accessible, interesting and just as fun as it is in real life? Well, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller already did quirky successfully after bringing forth the unexpected hit of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs in 2009. From this they grabbed something else that shouldn’t have worked and revamped 21 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and made something pretty darn unique.

The Lego Movie is completely original as it effortlessly clicks together different parts of a well-known brand and also adds something that both adults and kids can love. Lego has always had that extra »

- Dan Bullock

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Win Awesome ‘The Lego® Movie’ Merchandise!!

5 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of The Lego® Movie, Available On 3D, Blu-ray And DVD On July 21st And On Digital HD Now, we’ve got a competition for four lucky people to win a copy of The Lego ® Movie on Blu-ray 3D along with some Lego® goodies!

The Lego® Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego ® mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie.

Pre-order yours here: http://bit.ly/TheLEGOMovieDVD

Visit The Lego®Movie website: www.warnerbros.co.uk/The-lego-Movie

Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLEGOMovieUK

Official Twitter: twitter. »

- Dan Bullock

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Win goodies from The Lego® Movie!

9 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of The Lego® Movie, Available On 3D, Blu-ray And DVD On July 21st And On Digital HD Now, we’ve got a competition for four lucky people to win a copy of The Lego® Movie on 3D Blu-ray along with some Lego® goodies!

The Lego® Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego® minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Visit The Lego® Movie website: www.warnerbros.co.uk/The-lego-Movie

Official Facebook: https://www. »

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Film Review: ‘Rage’

12 July 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When an ex-mobster’s daughter is found dead, the repressed return with a vengeance that feels more like a whimper in “Rage,” a silly and shopworn Nicolas Cage action vehicle that plays like a poor man’s “Taken,” “Mystic River” and “A History of Violence” rolled into one. Proficiently made but fatally unpersuasive in its portrayal of internecine gang warfare, this thuggish melodrama piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage’s antihero little room to maneuver. Spanish genre helmer Paco Cabezas’ English-language debut will find a few fans on VOD, where it’s rolling out simultaneously with its limited theatrical release.

Commercially and, er, culturally speaking, “Rage” is unlikely to do for Cage what the “Taken” movies have done for Liam Neeson; as scripted by James Agnew and Sean Keller (who previously collaborated on Dario Argento’s ill-fated »

- Justin Chang

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Someone Has Taken Ryan Reynolds’ Daughter in The Captive Trailer

11 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Ryan Reynolds is not quite like Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken” here. He’s more of an average Joe who doesn’t have a unique set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for people like the ones that took his daughter. But hey, it’s really cold up there near the Us-Canada border in Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive” (originally titled “Queen of the Night”) so you can imagine he won’t be running around the country karate chopping people in the neck. Unfortunately. Take a look at the intense first trailer for Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.” It looks really good, in a depressing sort of way. The plot synopsis is also really complicated: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. »

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Exclusive ‘Non-Stop’ How To Behave In The Neeson Universe Infographic!

11 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With Liam Neeson’s latest action caper Non-stop now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, and we have a very particular set of instructions on how best to behave on a plane in the Neeson universe!

Taking on the role of U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks in Non-stop, it’s a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air during a transatlantic flight from New York City to London. During the journey that’s set to become unlike any other, Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into a numbered account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.

Struggling with personal demons, Marks is left drained of any passion for the heroic calling of his profession. He has come to view his important assignment as merely a desk job in the sky. »

- Dan Bullock

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Third Person – The Review

10 July 2014 7:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I’m not going to beat around the bush here. Third Person is the worst film I’ve seen so far this year. Sure, it’s easy to dump on a lame comedy like Tammy but Oscar-winning writer/director Paul Haggis’ new drama aims so high so has that much farther to fall. Best Picture Oscar notwithstanding, I’ve never met another film lover who has much good to say about Haggis‘ Crash. It’s hard to think of a more ham-handed piece of popular filmmaking in memory that scored such big prizes (at least until 12 Years A Slave). In Third Person Haggis copies the Crash template by setting up three seemingly random episodes with three seemingly random sets of characters, some of whom eventually become intertwined with one another during a two-day period. The resulting film is overlong, self-indulgent and thoroughly uninteresting.

Liam Neeson plays Michael, an unhappy Pulitzer »

- Tom Stockman

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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black’s Cop Drama ‘Nice Guys’

10 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board police drama “The Nice Guys” with “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black helming.

Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.

The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.

The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:

“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »

- Dave McNary

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Rosemary Murphy, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress, Dies at 87

9 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash.BzHqOdBQ.dpuf Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Rosemary Murphy, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress, Dies at 87

9 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash.BzHqOdBQ.dpuf Murphy, who won her Emmy for portraying the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, died Saturday at her home in New York City, her longtime agent, Alan Willig, told The Hollywood Reporter. She recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosemary-murphy-dead-kill-mockingbird-717521#sthash. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Summer Indies to Catch: July 2014

8 July 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

By Frank Calvillo

Though it may sound a tad far-fetched, there will be a number of theaters not showing the latest installment in Michael Bay's juggernaut Transformers film series. Likewise, there are no doubt a good many cinephiles wishing a break from the continuing saga of those deceptacons. Luckily, the indie film world has come to the rescue with one of the most diverse July arthouse lineups ever Liam Neeson in a rare non-action role, an anticipated Lacarre adaptation, a celebration of one of the movie world's most prolific figures and the unveiling of Richard Linklater's coming-of-age opus.

Third Person (currently in theaters)

Boasting one of the most impressive and eclectic casts of the year, Paul Haggis' Third Person looks to inject some much-needed human drama into a summer dominated by special effects. A writer in Paris (Neeson) is torn between his mistress (Olivia Wilde) and his »

- Contributors

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Small films released on the same day as major blockbusters

8 July 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some great films were released on the same day as such recent hits as The Dark Knight Rises and Frozen. Here are a few of them...

Odd List

The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.

The Lone Ranger, a film with an »

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5 Reasons You've Absolutely Got to Watch FX's The Strain

7 July 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There’s a hint of trepidation any time a new series lands on the small screen. Censorship limitations, fiscal restrictions and an abundance of writers and directors can easily serve as points of distraction for promising concepts.

Sometimes there are just too many chiefs and not enough Indians, and when you’ve got too many chiefs attempting to hold rule over a tribe with the barest of necessities, things can head south in an instant. That’s the law of the land.

Ultimately, the legitimately scintillating concepts tend to succeed, assuming the funds are there to capitalize on and the featuring network is lenient enough to truly push the envelope, if the idea in question calls for the courageous, that is.

FX’s new monster, “The Strain” (which premieres on July 13th), calls for the courageous, unquestionably. A brilliant interpretation of one of history’s most-beloved classics (more on that, »

- Matt Molgaard

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‘The Lego Movie’ VOD Review

7 July 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day | Written and Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

The directing and writing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have quickly made a career out of taking concepts that appear ludicrous and crafting clever works full of inventive storytelling. Starting with the cult animated series Clone High  to the surprise hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs  to the even more surprising comedic reboot of 21 Jump Street  they have shown creativity can begin in the most unlikely of places.  Even with that said their latest, The Lego Movie, feels like they have bitten off more than they can chew.

How do you make it more than a pale imitation of Toy Story, or how to you avoid it becoming a licensers dream with a constant barrage a franchise characters that do nothing more than add name recognition? »

- Dan Clark

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20 Things You Won’t Believe People Tried To Take On Flights

3 July 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Paramount Pictures

There are certain things that nobody wants to come across on a plane. Liam Neeson. Monkey-fighting snakes. Ian Brown on a bad day. And in this post-9/11 world, we tend to be pretty sheltered from anything dangerous, weird or Mancunia ending up sandwiched between the overhead luggage or squeezed beneath the tray table. Thanks to the brave men and women of the Transport Security Administration – and their international equivalents – you won’t be getting anything dodgy that’s made of metal, is flammable, or a liquids above 100ml. Or honey, which we all know is the most dangerous sandwich spread.

At this point you’d think the rules about what you can and can’t take on a commercial airliner would be pretty well known to people, especially since most of them are pretty common sense. Weapons? Explosives? Yeah, it makes sense that we’re not allowed them with our carry-on. »

- Tom Baker

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Travers Tosses 'Transformers,' 'Think Like a Man Too' Into Scum Bucket

3 July 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When it's hot outside, there's no better place to cool off than a movie theater — except when it turns into Hollywood hell. Yes, our intrepid Peter Travers has returned with his trusty Scum Bucket to regale you with his tales of suffering through the absolute worst movies of June.

The Best and Worst Movies of 2014 So Far

Travers needs to say little more than the title of the movie clocking in at number 10, All Cheerleaders Must Die. Though he adds a curt "Do I need to say more?" before moving right along to The Signal, »

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Five Essential Airplane Movies

2 July 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Graham with five essential airplane movies…

To celebrate the recent release of Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop on DVD, Blu-Ray and limited edition steelbox, let’s take a look at some other must-see movies that take high up in the sky…

Disney’s Planes (2013)

This spin-off from Pixar’s Cars is definitely a must-see…

Or not. I’m joking. It’s actually pretty unpopular, at least with critics, although it did manage to gross over $200 million. Did you know it’s getting a sequel?

5. Flightplan (2005)

Now this is actually worth seeing. Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, an engineer who must frantically search for her daughter who goes missing during a flight, but everyone on the plane denies the daughter exists! This twisty thriller is an exciting watch.

4. Con Air (1997)

This mad-cap, over-the-top action film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer is hugely entertaining, and one of Nicolas Cage’s better films. It »

- Luke Graham

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The Definitive War Movies: 10-1

2 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are, at the top of the mountain. We’ve had plenty from every war imaginable, some supportive of war efforts, some not. But the more interesting war films really focus on the people; the internal struggles those men and women have about what they are doing. Whether made in America, Germany, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else, war is not just a battle between good and evil. It’s a life and death struggle between opposing sides that may not be that different. The movies at the top of this list may be subtle or straightforward, but each of them is a clear snapshot that lets audiences see what it means to fight, so they don’t have to.

10. Paths of Glory (1957)

Directed by: Stanley Kurbick

Conflict: World War I

Before Stanley Kubrick grabbed the rights, the source material for Paths of Glory had a long history. The novel, »

- Joshua Gaul

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DVD Review: 'Non-Stop'

1 July 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Competing for the record number of red herrings in a single motion picture, Non-Stop (2013) initially teases ninety minutes of high-concept fun, but quickly gets bogged down in a mire of tired clichés, laboured characters and distracting plot-holes. A huge waste of star Liam Neeson, Jaume Collet-Serra's airborne whodunit is reminiscent of the kind of disposable cinematic fodder so often churned out during the late-nineties. Neeson plays Bill Marks, an ex-cop turned ostracised Us Federal Air Marshal who is first introduced sat in his car, sloshing whisky into a coffee cup and delicately stroking the photo of his late daughter (he may as well be holding up a placard inscribed with 'tortured hero').

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Non-stop Blu-ray Review

30 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Liam Neeson has become the go-to asskicker of late.  Even more so than Jason Statham, audiences have responded to Neeson’s world-weary charms and commanding presence.  So it should be no surprise that Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop was a modest hit earlier this year.  Neeson stars as air marshal Bill Marks, who is forced to act when he’s contacted on an international flight to deliver a $150 Million ransom or a passenger will die every twenty minutes.  My review of Non-Stop follows after the jump.  The film starts by showing that Marks is a burnout, as it opens with him having a large covert drink and a smoke.  As should be obvious because it’s a movie, the reason for his depression will be made evident during the film during a critical third act reveal.  The film then introduces a number of the people on his flight.  Before he boards »

- Andre Dellamorte

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