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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Adds Hundreds of Theaters Ahead of Oscar Nominations

19 January 2017 5:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Studios is opting to more than triple the number of North American locations this weekend for Martin Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence” as Oscar nominations loom Tuesday.

Silence” will expand from 474 sites to 1,580 on Friday. It’s an optimistic move for a film that has failed to catch on with either awards voters or audiences so far.

The movie, set in 1640 Japan, has under-performed in a month of limited release with $3.8 million. During the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, “Silence” had a per-screen average of $5,010 — seventh-highest among the top 20 films.

Scorsese has been trying to make “Silence,” based on the Shusaku Endo novel about Jesuit missionaries, for 28 years. The film stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan to locate their missing mentor — played by Liam Neeson — and spread Catholicism even though the religion has been banned. It was budgeted between $40 million »

- Dave McNary

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The Taken TV series gets three new promos

19 January 2017 5:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Taken set to premiere on NBC next month, the network has debuted three new promos for the Luc Besson-produced action series, which you can check out here…

See Also: Check out a batch of images from the Taken TV series premiere

From Executive Producer Luc Besson (“Taken,” “The Fifth Element”) comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-film franchise. This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, “Vikings”) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

Taken is set to premiere on February 27th and sees Clive Standen taking on the Liam Neeson role of Bryan Mills alongside Jennifer Beals, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Epic Star Wars Saga Trailer Will Get You Hyped for Episode 8

19 January 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a 10-year drought of Star Wars movies, fans were finally transported back to that same galaxy far, far away last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was followed by the spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just last month. Both movies were huge hits at the box office, ushering in a new era of Star Wars fandom that will keep growing and growing. There will be plenty of fans who keep revisiting the original trilogy and the prequels, but instead of a marathon movie session, one enterprising YouTube user has broken down the story told through all eight movies, in one two-minute video.

YouTube user Dylan Trost took it upon himself to cut together footage from the first seven movies, plus a few bits from Rogue One, to succinctly break down these epic movies in two minutes and 17 seconds. While the footage isn't necessarily in chronological order, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Taken’ Star Clive Standen Says NBC Series Will Bring ‘Heart’ to the Action

18 January 2017 3:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Taken” star Clive Standen says that despite it’s blockbuster origins, his new NBC series will be different than other big-budget action franchises. “We’ve got nothing compared to those $100 million action movies,” Standen said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. “A lot of the action movies out there are all sound and fury signifying nothing. I don’t connect with big explosions and backflips and things. It has to be driven by heart, and it has to be driven by character.” The show, executive produced by Alex Cary and Matt Gross, serves as a pseudo-prequel to the Liam Neeson film. »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Taken’: TV’s Bryan Mills Isn’t Just Another Guy With A Particular Set Of Skills – TCA

18 January 2017 3:29 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“We’re watching the planting of the seed and watching the plant grow.” That’s Taken co-star Jennifer Beals’ take on the TV series origin story of Bryan Mills, the CIA agent with a particular set of skills made famous by Liam Neeson on the big screen but played in the upcoming Europa/NBC show by Clive Standen. “It's not about his set of skills,” Ep Matt Gross said about the differences between the film and TV versions of the franchise, “It’s about understanding him as a… »

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature gets a first trailer

18 January 2017 9:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it comes to animated movies, 2014’s The Nut Job fits in well among the bevy of forgettable children-friendly offerings, but that hasn’t stopped a series of studios/companies from attempting to squeeze more money out of the franchise. Open Road Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which features the return of most of the cast from its predecessor. See it here…

Also check out a shorter teaser trailer here…

In the face of poor reviews, The Nut Job brought in around $120 million at the box office, nearly three times its budget. Nutty by Nature will probably have a rougher time at the box office and doesn’t look like it’s going to be a critical darling either, which means Open Road has their work cut out for them if they want to make it as successful as The Nut Job. »

- Justin Cook

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Exclusive: Clive Standen Talks Stepping Into Liam Neeson's Shoes, Doing His Own Stunts for NBC's 'Taken'

18 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Clive Standen had to learn "a very particular set of skills" to take on Liam Neeson's iconic Taken character -- and then some!

Et hopped on the phone with the 35-year-old actor last month, where he opened up about what it took to step into Bryan Mills' shoes for the upcoming NBC series, starting with losing a bit of his trademark Viking bulk.

Exclusive: 'Vikings' Star Clive Standen Talks Rollo's Absence, Teases 'Fiery' Reunion Between Rollo and Bjorn

"With any new character, you have to wipe the canvas clean and start from the beginning," Standen shared. "Physically, I weighed 220 pounds to play Rollo [on History Channel's Vikings], but for Bryan Mills, he's a spy. So I had to lose quite a lot of weight to get in shape for Bryan Mills in an entirely different way."

"[Mills] is not an action hero, he's covert, and there's a big difference," he added. "So I tried to kind of lose a »

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Oscars 2017: All the Evidence That Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Will Be Completely Shut Out

17 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Martin Scorsese and Andrew Garfield on the set of ‘Silence’ (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Martin Scorsese has been a force at the Oscars for decades now with nine films earning some sort of recognition by the Academy but his latest showing, Silence, is looking to be completely glanced over. There much evidence pointing to this happening — lack of precursor nominations, opening weekend box office numbers, domestic box office performance thus far, and critical evaluations. Let’s take a deep dive into these aspects and see if there’s any saving grace for Silence this awards season.

At this point, with the Academy currently voting for the Oscar nominations, signs are pointing to Silence getting completely get shut out. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg list the film as a frontrunner in any category — including the categories Scorsese’s films have been nominated in before. Those are best picture, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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The Matrix Relived in these amazing new images from John Wick Chapter 2

17 January 2017 5:53 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The action choreography of Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s John Wick was much praised, and with good reason. The plot of a retired assassin coming out of said retirement to take on a pile of Russian gangsters isn’t breaking moulds. However the stunning gunplay and stripped down narrative gave the film a great sense of momentum and style. Having Keanu Reeves take his stand alongside Jean Reno, Liam Neeson et al in the Mature Assassin’s Guild was also a fine move.

There’s an excellent new gallery of images from the film which have just been released. They offer a very stylish look at some of the scenes we’re to expect in early February when we turn the page on John Wick Chapter 2.

As you can see from the images below The Matrix duo of Reeves and Laurence Fishburne get some screen time together, »

- Jon Lyus

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FilmBookCast Ep. 50 – Silence

16 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Silence Review Podcast. FilmBookCast Ep. 50 – Silence (2016), is an audio podcast review in which FilmBook contributor Mike Smith and his co-host Mike DeCriscio discuss their thoughts on the newest film from director Martin ScorseseSilence. Silence is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew GarfieldAdam DriverLiam NeesonTadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, and Yosuke Kubozuka, among others. Silence‘s IMDb plot synopsis: “Two […] »

- Michael Smith

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New images and promo for ‘Taken: The Series’

16 January 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Liam Neeson movie franchise Taken is headed to television! Set to debut on February 27th 2017, at least in the Us, Taken: The Series follows in the footsteps of that other Luc Besson franchise The Transporter, moving the action to television with a recast of its hero… This version, set to air on NBC, sees Clive Standen (Vikings, Camelot, Doctor Who) taking up the mantel of [a younger] Bryan Mills as he fights to overcome tragedy and exact revenge as a deadly CIA operative.

From the press release:

From Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-film franchise. This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, Vikings) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is »

- Phil Wheat

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New promo for the Taken TV series showcases Bryan Mills’ particular set of skills

15 January 2017 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the weekend NBC unveiled a batch of images from the series premiere of Taken [check them out here], and now the network has released a new promo for the upcoming series entitled ‘His Skills Are Particular’; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for the Taken TV series here

From Executive Producer Luc Besson (“Taken,” “The Fifth Element”) comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-film franchise. This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, “Vikings”) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

Taken is set to premiere on February 27th and sees Clive Standen taking on the Liam Neeson »

- Amie Cranswick

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Hidden Figures Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $20.4M

15 January 2017 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.

This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »

- MovieWeb

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Fantasy Fridays: Scully & Mfr Cast And Pitch Shazam! w/Dwayne Johnson

13 January 2017 11:57 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays, where two real-life best friends who ended up working at Lrm together get to pretend to be Studio Execs by casting, staffing, and/or pitching fanboy-centric projects. Last week, we made our case for what the next wave of Marvel series on Netflix should center on. This week we turn our attention towards DC's Shazam!

This week gave us the first real updates on Shazam! in quite some time. With both producer Hiram Garcia and star Dwayne Johnson (who's locked in to play Black Adam) taking to social media to hype up how well a key meeting with the WB/DC brass went. Johnson made a statement about how the future of the DC Extended Universe looks to embrace an outlook of "Hope, Optimism, and Fun," and that got us thinking about how to best tackle a Shazam! movie that wants to be all of those things. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Sleepless Review

13 January 2017 11:40 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Someday, when you least expect it, you’ll hear someone singing the praises of Sleepless. Not now, but once it inevitably enters syndication rotations on TBS or Fxx. That’s where this dad-thriller is destined to find glory – playing in the background during chores or between naps. In a theater, Baran bo Odar’s darkened kidnapping thriller charges forward like a billion other Taken wannabes before it. But without investment or attentive demand? You can come in-and-out of this Sleepless Night remake without being weighed down by the heavy generics that plod with sluggish commitment. That’s not meant to be a backhanded compliment, just a realistic assessment and expectation-setter.

Jamie Foxx stars as Vincent Downs, a dirty Vegas cop who gets tangled-up with the wrong underworld bosses. His partner, Sean Cass (T.I.), hears of a 25 kilo drug shipment coming in, so the two pull an off-hours smash-and-grab heist. Unfortunately, »

- Matt Donato

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Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at ‘The Young Pope’ With Fake Spinoff — Watch

13 January 2017 7:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO’s much-hyped “The Young Pope” is set to premiere this weekend, but before making its official U.S. bow, the limited drama series starring Jude Law just had to get the Colbert treatment. During Wednesday’s opening of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” viewers were treated to a very funny parody of the anticipated show, one that has already been the source of much meme- and merry-making.

Read More: ‘The Young Pope’, Jude Law Rules with Old Testament Authority in an HBO Series That’s Set to Surprise

“You’ve seen ads for HBO’s ‘The Young Pope,'” the narrator of the clip tells us. “But now, get ready for an even more provocative drama with HBO’s ‘Extremely Young Pope’… Not impressed? What if we told you the Pope could be even younger, with HBO’s ‘Baby Pope.’ And if you like that, how about HBO’s ‘Conceiving The Pope. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th

13 January 2017 6:05 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th13 phobias on film for Friday the 13thSasha James1/13/2017 9:05:00 Am

Did you know that “paraskavedekatriaphobia” is the fear of Friday the 13th?

Instead of the usual breakdown of the Friday the 13th movies that you’re probably used to, we decided to celebrate this Friday the 13th with a write-up of phobias and the movies that we most associate with them. Yes, we could have picked Arachnophobia for arachnophobia, but we tried to be at least a little bit more creative.

Check out our list below, and let us know if you can think up better movies to represent the below phobias.


Panphobia (Fear of Everything) – What About Bob?

You can’t talk about phobias without talking about Bob Wiley. In Frank Oz’s 90s classic What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays the multiphobic patient of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). He’s afraid of everything: buses, »

- Sasha James

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Silence – Review

12 January 2017 11:09 PM, PST | | See recent news »


2017 is a milestone year for a true master of modern cinema. He harkens back to a time when the most celebrated directors were as big a star as the actors in their films. And, like many of those revered film makers, he’s recognized primarily by his last name. He’s part of a roll call along with Hitchcock, DeMille, Lean. Oh, but he made his name well past the era of the big studio system, one of those hungry “young rebels” that bent all the rules. These products of the college film departments, who “cut their teeth” in TV and drive-in quickies: Coppola, Spielberg, and Scorsese. Martin Scorsese has now been directing feature films for fifty years (his first was 1967’s Who’S That Knocking At My Door?). While his film making contemporary, Frances Coppola, has largely stepped away from the cameras, Scorsese continues to craft highly personal films »

- Jim Batts

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Suffering on the Outside: Martin Scorsese’s "Silence"

12 January 2017 1:49 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

“About three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani (which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’)”—Matthew 27:46Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield), a Jesuit priest ministering in a 17th century Japan hostile to Christians, craves the sound of this voice, pining for a confirmation of his convictions: something—anything—to demonstrate that God, too, has not forsaken him. Accompanied by Garrpe (Adam Driver), a fellow priest, he enters Japan looking for his former mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who according to rumor apostatized at the hands of the Japanese authorities. Because the Japanese closed off their borders to “Christian” nations like England, Portugal and Spain, Garrpe and Rodrigues travel illegally from Macao to Japan, led by an enigmatic drunkard, Kichijiro (Yôsuke Kubozuka). Shortly after their arrival, the priests bear witness to excruciating acts of torture perpetrated against the local Japanese Christians. »

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Watch: Action-Thriller ‘Tik Tok’ Starring Lee Jung-Jae (Assassination, 2015)

12 January 2017 9:04 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Tik Tok is a 2016 South Korean-Chinese action-thriller directed by Li Jun and starring Lee Jung-jae, Wallace Chung, Yueting Lang, Lee Chae-yeong and Yang Fan. It was released in China by China Film Group Corporation on July 15, 2016 and will open in South Korea by Doki Entertainment this month.

Lee Jung-jae has been on a run of hits, which include Choi Dong-hoon’s star-studded The Thieves and period action-thriller Assassination, and the gangster saga New World alongside Hwang Jung-min. His last leading role was the Korean War hit Operation Chromite featuring global name Liam Neeson as General MacArthur. Lee will also be seen alongside Ha Jung-woo in fantasy blockbuster With God (literal title) this summer.


Guo zhida is under stress after he loses everything to sports betting and suffers from a disability and manic-depression. He is talking to his Chinese shrink Yang xi when Korean police come down on him. »

- Lady J.

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