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'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sequel and 3 Other Films for Mature Moviegoers

1 hour ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

American Gigolo star Richard Gere might have been on the short list to play Christian Grey if the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation were made in the ‘80s or early ‘90s, but these days he’s tackling less risque fare.

Video: Richard Gere on 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel Beating 'Fifty Shades': 'We're Much Sexier'

The actor recently checked into the The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a film about a group of seniors who find new life and adventure at a hotel in India. The sequel recently knocked Fifty Shades of Grey off the top of the box office charts in England, leading many to wonder if the film industry is overlooking a more mature demographic.

"How funny, I didn't know that," Gere laughed when told the box office news. "We're much sexier, much sexier."

"We can't offer bondage, but we can offer a lot of other things," the film’s director John Madden told Et. "We offer not »

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‘The Gunman’ Review: Sean Penn Would Like to Be Your New Middle-Aged Action Star

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Film history will one day mark “Taken” as the “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” of the new millennium — the latter movie gave ignored actresses of a certain age new big-screen opportunities as ax-wielding murderesses, and now the former is spawning a whole new sub-genre of middle-aged actors picking up guns in the hopes of getting the same career boost that Liam Neeson has enjoyed. The latest to lock and load is Sean Penn in “The Gunman,” and while the film makes a few stabs at selling us on Sean Penn, Global Humanitarian, its real agenda (Penn was a »

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Film Review: Sean Penn in ‘The Gunman’

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Guns, Man” might have been a more apt title for “The Gunman,” given how much of Pierre Morel’s latest passport-brandishing shoot-‘em-up is dedicated to showcasing Sean Penn’s unexpectedly ripped physique. Sadly, Penn’s veiny, sweat-glazed biceps are the most objectively impressive feature of this rote, humorless thriller, a distinctly unconvincing attempt to refashion the star — who also co-wrote and produced — as a middle-aged action hero in the Liam Neeson mold. Covering similar stylistic territory to Morel’s megahit “Taken,” with notional political context tacked on to fit its leading man’s public persona, this curious blend of exploitation pic and vanity project certainly won’t be inaugurating an equivalent franchise, but may hit its target in ancillary.

It’s been 10 years since two-time Oscar winner Penn last headlined a multiplex-ready genre pic (Sydney Pollack’s comparatively upscale “The Interpreter,” co-starring Nicole Kidman), but there’s no »

- Guy Lodge

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'The Gunman': Film Review

6 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Taking the lead protagonist role for a change instead of playing the villain (as in Gangster Squad) or a peripheral enigma (see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or The Tree of Life), Sean Penn stars as a reformed hitman seeking redemption in the trite action film The Gunman. Taken's Pierre Morel may be in the director's chair but Penn has credits as both a co-screenwriter and producer, and ultimately this feels like a vanity project designed to do for Penn's bankability, Africa, Spain and mercenaries what the Taken franchise did for Liam Neeson, Paris and Albanian gangsters. Ripe, borderline hammy

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Win Run All Night Merchandise, In Cinemas March 13th!

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

To celebrate the March 13th release of Run All Night, the edge-of-your-seat action thriller starring Liam Neeson, we’re giving you the chance to win a set of merchandise, including: Running Wristband, Touchscreen Gloves, Hooded Pullover and T-Shirt.

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

For your chance to win a must-have Run All Night prize bundle, just answer the question below:

Run All Night stars this acclaimed veteran actor in the role of mob boss Shawn Maguire. He is a four-time Oscar nominee, »

- Dan Bullock

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Luc Besson Eyes Sullivan Stapleton As New Action Star In The Lake

5 March 2015 9:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Somehow, despite toplining Cinemax’s Strike Back and starring in high-grossing follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire, Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton has yet to break into the mainstream. That may be about to change, though, now that EuropaCorp hitmaker Luc Besson has set him to star in The Lake.

The thriller will focus on a group of Navy SEALs who get on the trail of a long-forgotten mystery after uncovering a treasure trobe in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

Besson, who previously launched Liam Neeson, Jason Statham and Scarlett Johansson to action super-stardom, penned the script for The Lake with The Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk. Steven Quale (Into the Storm) is set to direct.

EuropaCorp’s last box-office juggernauts, Taken 3 and Lucy, were both distributed by other studios, but The Lake joins a homegrown slate that also includes Kevin Spacey starrer Nine Lives, franchise reboot The Transporter Legacy (in »

- Isaac Feldberg

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13 Kardashian Spin-Offs Starring Kendall and Kylie Jenner We’d Actually Watch

4 March 2015 3:06 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Another day, another new Kardashian spinoff on E! How many Kardashian spinoffs are they at now? How do they even have time for other programming? Has Guiliana Rancic considered changing her name to Guiliana Kardashian to ensure job security? Maybe she should...

Anyway, following word that the Kardashians have agreed to be kept up with for an additional three years and Bruce Jenner has possibly already scored an offshoot series, Variety reports the network is mulling another spinoff for youngest daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, though “there have been no formal negotiations.”

News: 17 Instagrams that prove Kyle Jenner is spiritual (Not materialistic)

Allow us to be blunt: We don’t need to see Kendall and Kylie Take New York. Or Take Milan. Or whatever fashion-centric city the network brass is brainstorming to showcase both girls’ budding modeling careers. We have Instagram. We’re good.

That said, here are 14 spinoffs we actually would watch:

1. Kendall and Kylie Take Appleton »

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Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl To Be Released November 27th, 2015 For Awards Season

4 March 2015 12:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsThe Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) and Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina), will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 27th, 2015, and by Universal Pictures International overseas. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (being portrayed, respectively, by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

The Danish Girl has been adapted into a screenplay by BAFTA Award nominee Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. »

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Warner Bros. Dominates TV Ad Spending with ‘Focus’ and ‘Run All Night’ Atop Weekly Charts

4 March 2015 11:16 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Focus” took back the top position after ceding it to “Run All Night” last week. The Will Smith vehicle spent an estimated $8.7 million on 1,230 national airings across 47 networks, led by Comedy Central and FX. Warner Bros. has spent more than $40 million on TV ads for the movie to date.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. continues to invest in “Run All Night” weeks ahead of its debut. After topping the charts last week, the Liam Neeson actioner was in for an estimated $8 million on 1,180 national airings across 44 networks, led by MTV And VH1.

“Chappie”  debuts at third with $5.7 million spent on 971 national airings across 34 networks, led by Fox Sports 1 and Bet. And “Unfinished Business” is holding steady on the strength of $5.5 million spent on 1,286 national airings across 34 networks, led by MTV and Comedy Central. Another newcomer, “Cinderella,” closed »

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25 Star Wars Actors Who Are No Longer With Us

3 March 2015 8:13 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the most vivid, fully imagined universe in all of science fiction, Star Wars is one of the most beloved, storied franchises in cinematic history. This is thanks in no small part to a wildly original cast of characters, at once instantly understandable and delightfully alien.

The range of actors found in the series is nothing but impressive. You can find dozens of actors who got their start in the films, working right alongside established stars like Sir Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing (and later Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson). Some of your favourites you may not even recognise out of character, but, even if they performed under masks and make-up, they were essential to bringing Star Wars to life.

Of course, when talking about a franchise with such incredible longevity, you’re bound to lose a few friends along the way. That’s certainly the case with Star Wars, »

- Jay Anderson

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Listen to Two Tracks From Junkie Xl's 'Run All Night' Score (Exclusive)

3 March 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Liam Neeson's new thriller "Run All Night" is intense. It's a nonstop, pulse-pounding rollercoaster pretty much from the get-go, and it doesn't let up until the credits roll, as we watch Neeson (as a former mafia enforcer nicknamed The Gravedigger by local authorities) try to evade crooked cops, hired killers, and mobsters, over the course of one crazy night. And a big part of gives the movie its white-knuckle excitement, adding to its propulsive, unrelenting drive, is the score by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie Xl.

Holkenberg is a Dutch DJ and musician who has worked closely with Hans Zimmer on a number of scores, including "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Man of Steel," and "Amazing Spider-Man 2." On his own he's scored things like "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Divergent" (he'll also provide the score for this summer's hotly anticipated "Mad Max: Fury Road"), plus a whole host of video games. »

- Drew Taylor

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Over 40 'Run All Night' Photos Featuring Liam Neeson

2 March 2015 7:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released a new photo gallery for the upcoming action-thriller Run All Night, starring Liam Neeson. The actor reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra for this third collaboration, following 2011's Unknown and last year's Non-Stop. Liam Neeson plays Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon, once known as The Gravedigger, who has seen better days.

Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past-as well as a dogged police detective who's been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy's only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy's estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy's only penance for his past mistakes may »

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Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake

2 March 2015 3:33 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Luc Besson has developed something of a reputation for finding people you might not think would fit into action franchises – Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johansson etc. – and finding successful ways to do just that. His latest hire is a little more experienced with physicality, having worked on 300: Rise Of An Empire. Sullivan Stapleton is set to star in The Lake.Steven Quale, who made last year’s tornado thriller Into The Sky, is behind the camera for this one, which Besson cranked out with The Equalizer’s Richard Wenk. The Lake finds Stapleton as the head of a group of Navy Seals who discover a mysterious trove of treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. Their quest becomes to find out who left it there and how many crates of beer it’ll buy. Okay, maybe not the latter bit. Besson’s EuropaCorp company has had hits with the »

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Luc Besson Finds New Action Hero? EuropaCorp Sets Sullivan Stapleton For ‘The Lake’

2 March 2015 11:55 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Luc Besson built his EuropaCorp action formula by hatching great plots and then finding a repertory of good actors who can translate to action stars, such as Liam Neeson, Jason Statham and most recently Scarlett Johansson. Now that he and partner Christophe Lambert are moving that formula to fill their own pipeline with their Red distribution label, they need new blood and have found some. They’ve just set Sullivan Stapleton, the Aussie star of 300: Rise Of An E… »

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5 Movies You Need to See: March 2015

2 March 2015 6:44 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

They say that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Traditionally, March was an unconventional month to release huge tentpole movies, but that all changed a few years ago when The Hunger Games took in $152.5 million in its opening weekend, proving that this month could be used to launch huge blockbuster franchises. To get you prepared for the month ahead, we're breaking down the five movies we're most looking forward to this March, along with an indie honorable mention. Here are the best movies awaiting you in the weeks ahead!

1Chappie - March 6

South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp returns with his third feature film Chappie, following Best Picture nominee District 9 and the sci-fi tentpole Elysium. The filmmaker goes back to his South African roots with Chappie, which centers on the title robot (voiced by Sharlto Copley), who is the first android »

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Exclusive: Sean Penn is an elite badass in this TV spot for The Gunman

2 March 2015 3:28 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sean Penn is trying his hand at the action genre this month with The Gunman, which comes from director Pierre Morel, who kicked off Liam Neeson's action career with Taken. Not a bad way to start if that's your aim. The flick also stars Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, and Javier Bardem, making this a bit more high profile than you'd expect from a glitzy actioner. Today, we have an exclusive TV spot for the film, which shows that Penn may well have a shot at a new career path »

- Paul Shirey

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Exclusive Cool Video: What March release are you most excited for?

2 March 2015 2:26 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Well, we survived the dredge of January and February and now must endure the bridge of March and April to get us into the summer months. It's not all bad, though, as March has some cool-looking and interesting titles on the dockett. We've got an R-rated Vince Vaughn raunchfest, a Blomkamp Robot flick, Liam Neeson killing people again, a new live-action fairy tale princess movie, Sean Penn trying to kill people like Liam Neeson, Shailene Woodley trying to ape the Hunger Games for another go »

- Paul Shirey

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Mining value from an Oscar win

27 February 2015 1:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to broaden the range of available star power in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they may be sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The value of an Oscar win

27 February 2015 1:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to boost the available star power of desirable acting talent in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they are sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Taken 3 coming to Blu-ray this April

27 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced the home entertainment release of Taken 3 starring Liam Neeson, which will arrive in the Us on April 21st.

Pre-order Taken 3 Here

Directed by Olivier Megaton, Taken 3 sees Neeson joined by returning stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser alongside Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman). The film has so far taken over $285 million at the worldwide box-office, and while it is said to be the concluding part of the franchise, don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last we see of Mills and his special skills.

The hunter becomes the hunted when Liam Neeson returns as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector (Forest Whitaker), Mills »

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