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Entourage release date moved forward to avoid Jurassic World clash

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Entourage movie has been given a new release date to avoid a clash with Jurassic World.

According to Deadline, the film will now make its North American debut on June 5, 2015, one week earlier than expected.

Following Hollywood star Vincent Chase and his friends, the film will act as a sequel to the TV show which ran from 2004 until 2011.

The TV show, which aired on HBO, was loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's early years in the movie business.

Picking up six months after the events of the TV series, the movie stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara.

The film will feature several stars appearing as themselves, including Liam Neeson and Piers Morgan.

Watch Mark Wahlberg discuss the Entourage movie below: »

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Production, Film Financing Company Fyzz Facility Opens L.A. Office

24 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — U.K.-based production and film financing company the Fyzz Facility is to open a Los Angeles office in the same month as it celebrates closing its 50th feature film investment.

The company, which is owned and managed by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey (“The Survivalist,” “Cake,” “Bus 657”) and Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects,” “Babylon,” “Gosford Park”), has invested almost $40 million across 50 feature films since 2010.

The expansion to Los Angeles reflects its involvement in an increasing number of U.S. projects, and its desire to consolidate existing relationships and develop new partnerships on a global scale, it said.

Godfrey said: “Whilst we continue to support British films and help nurture British talent, an expansion to the U.S. has become a necessary next step for us, considering the importance Hollywood has on the global film business. Robert and I are excited to join the filmmaking community in L.A. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Fyzz Facility opens La office

24 October 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK producer-financiers The Fyzz Facility, run by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, is to open an La office this month.

The co-funders, which provide development, bridging, senior debt, tax credit and Gap funding, have invested in 50 films since 2010.

These features include London Fields, starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton; Toronto drama Cake starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington; comedy The Hooligan Factory from Nick Nevern and Jason Maza; and The Prince starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack.

Upcoming films backed by the company include The Survivalist from writer-director and former Screen Star of Tomorrow Stephen Fingleton, which made it onto the 2012 Black List; sci-fi-thriller Vice starring Bruce Willis; and Martin Scorsese’s historical thriller Silence, which will star Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.

Most recently, the company has part-funded the Kurt Russell cowboy epic Bone Tomahawk, along with Bus 657 starring Robert De Niro

In late 2014, the company will produce psychological thriller »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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The Joan Didion Documentary Kickstarter Raised $80K in 1 Day [Updated]

24 October 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As of today, Joan Didion can cross “crowd-funding” off her bucket list. The laconic 79-year-old essayist — who vivisected the '60s, became half of a Hollywood power couple, and more recently wrote two best-sellers about losing her husband and daughter suddenly — will be the subject of a documentary titled (aptly, if unoriginally) We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live. Her nephew, the actor Griffin Dunne, who will co-direct it with documentary veteran Susanne Rostock, put the project up on Kickstarter yesterday. It reached its goal of $80,000 at 10:30, roughly 24 hours later.As teased in a video and text on the site, the doc will alternate old photos of Didion with snippets of her reading selected passages (illustrated with gauzy stock footage), interspersed with newsreel-style coverage of the political upheavals she covered and talking heads like Patti Smith, Liam Neeson, Jann Wenner, Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter, and the camera-shy »

- Boris Kachka

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'John Wick' Review Roundup: Keanu Reeves Action Flick Wows Critics

23 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

John Wick stars action star Keanu Reeves as the eponymous hero of the story, a retired hitman seeking revenge on a band of gangsters.

Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, John Wick begins with the death of John’s dog, one of the last things left that remind him of his late wife. When John finds out that his dog was killed by a group of thugs – ones connected to his former employer – he decides to come out of retirement to exact revenge. The flick also stars Ian McShane, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willen Dafoe, John Leguizamo and Bridget Moynahan.

'John Wicks' Reviewed

Across the board, critics have praised John Wick as a refreshing take on the assassin and revenge subgenres among action films. It’s stylish, short on filler dialogue and builds up slowly to unleash the chaos. For Reeves, John Wick is said to provide a return to form. »

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The 6 Ugliest Paintings of Liam Neeson

23 October 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In real life and in photographs, Liam Neeson is a very handsome man. And yet, for some reason, when it comes time for Neeson's films to place his comely mug on their posters, they never choose a simple photo. Instead, they almost always go with a bizarre Photoshop painting of Neeson's face that makes him look like a cross between Frankenstein's monster and a potato. Check out some of the worst offenders below. (Some of these are international posters.) A Walk Among the TombstonesThis is the work of a police sketch artist who has only seen one Liam Neeson film (Darkman, 20 years ago). TakenFor this poster, the artist has decided to depict Neeson as Vincent Price. UnknownWelcome to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, which is apparently lit like the inside of a high-school boiler room. Taken 2Once again, an impossible dark shadow appears above Neeson's brow. What is he trying to hide? »

- Nate Jones

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David Hasselhoff to appear in Ted 2

23 October 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seth MacFarlane is currently busy directing his third feature effort, the comedy sequel Ted 2, and he’s taken to Twitter today to reveal that David Hasselhoff will appear in the film, with the Hoff subsequently offering up a few words about his mystery role.

“It’s a pretty funny bit that we’re doing in the movie, and [Seth] is a lovely guy,” Hasselhoff tells Digital Spy. “I can’t really talk about the gag, but it’s very irreverent and very funny. He tore me up on the Comedy Central roast, and I get a chance to get back at him! He’s a good guy, we don’t meet too many people in showbiz where they say, ‘Hey buddy, I’ll call you back, I’ve got something for you’, and then you actually hear from them again. This guy’s a stand-up guy.”

Ted 2 will see »

- Gary Collinson

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

23 October 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | 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

23 October 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | 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 »

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Dana Carvey Impersonates Scarface and Liam Neeson, Kills

22 October 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | 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 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | 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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