The Hollywood News have exclusive tickets to giveaway for a screening of A Walk Among The Tombstones, that takes place this Monday 1st September and will be at a London location, venue Tbc.
To enter, simply tell us why you are the biggest Liam Neeson fan and winners will be selected tomorrow – Saturday 30th August!
A Walk Among The Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again. »
- Dan Bullock
What's that? Pierce Brosnan needs a new action franchise now, 12 years after his James Bond stint ended? There's a series of novels ripe for the action genre taking that would suit him perfectly? Let's make that deal. But The November Man, from the novels by Bill Granger, ends up being more than a run-of-the-mill spy thriller. Aided by some superb action directing from Roger Donaldson and a nice turn from its charismatic lead, the film trumps most of the recently standard "old guy in an action flick" turns we've gotten. Brosnan joins the ranks of Liam Neeson and Kevin Costner, and the former 007 prevails. Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, a former CIA operative who has left his days taking out the bad guys for the good guys long behind him. He's enjoying a peaceful life by a lake in Switzerland when he's called back into the field. What begins as a »
- Jeremy Kirk
Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a biopic of the seminal punk rock band The Ramones, according to a new report at The Wrap.
The band, comprised of singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and drummer Tommy Ramone, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002 after a legendary career that included influential songs such as "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Pop."
All four band members have passed away, with Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey managing the band's estate, with plans under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Ramones' first album in the year 2016. There are also plans for a documentary with never-before-seen footage of the band from the 1970s and 1980s, shot by George Seminara, »
There was a time not too long ago when Martin Scorsese was thought of as a critic’s darling, not a crowd-pleaser. However, since The Aviator hit the $100 million mark in 2005, three of his other DiCaprio films (The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street) crossed that box office threshold. More popular than ever, the 71-year-old can make the sorts of pictures he wants. While he is about to start filming his long-brewing Silence and premiere his documentary The 50-Year Argument at the Toronto Film Festival, word is out that the master director is now attached to make a film about the legendary punk group The Ramones.
The rockers’ various estates are now in a deal to give archival material to creative sources, including Scorsese, says Jeff Jampol, who co-manages the band’s estate. “Everybody [from the families] is cooperation and moving in one direction together as a team,” Jampol told Billboard. »
- Jordan Adler
As part of a 40th Anniversary celebration of the band’s 1976 debut album, Billboard is reporting that Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a biopic on the iconic punk rock band the Ramones.
The last surviving member of the band Tommy Ramone passed away last month, and now their manager of their estate, Jeff Jampol, intends to focus on the band’s complete legacy, planning a book, documentary, play and remastered music.
Scorsese is the type of director who would be an excellent choice for just about any project, but he has the musical background with concert films The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones), and documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as well as plans for a biopic on Frank Sinatra.
Currently Scorsese is in pre-production on Silence, a drama about two Jesuit priests in the 17th Century »
- Brian Welk
In anticipation of the blu ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo brothers have been making the rounds talking about Marvel's plans for the follow-up. Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed The Winter Soldier together, have spoken to everyone from Empire, to MTV, and Collider. While I covered their comments in Empire a few days ago, let's now dive into a bit of what they've had to say elsewhere.
The brothers offered up some insight into the creative process over at Marvel Studios, and it doesn't seem as though the studio is as dictatorial or ham-fisted as some have been led to believe.
Joe: "They’re pretty wide open, they really are. Usually when Kevin has an idea in his head, it’s a big idea that affects the whole universe."
Anthony: "For instance the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. That would be an »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
All right, so I've been late to this whole Arrow thing. And I've been skeptical about The Flash. And I just don't have a whole hell of a lot of interest in anything that The CW Network puts together. You can thank Smallville for that. But I just watched this new Flash trailer, entitled "The Future Begins," and now I'm pretty psyched. I'm sure my cousin Brandon (Hey, primo!) will appreciate hearing this- after he's spent the better part of a year begging me to give Arrow a chance- but I think I'm absolutely going to check this show out.
Watch the trailer below, and then click on the 13 second video after it to see how I felt after watching it:
The Flash is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 7 on The CW. It'll join Arrow, as well as other new arrivals on NBC and Fox- Constantine and Gotham, respectively- as DC TV adaptations. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
"Could this really be what Buttercup wished for all along?!"
I remember this interaction quite vividly, even though it's now been 10 years since it happened:
I was 21. I was in the car with a couple of friends, on our way into the city to catch a movie. The phone rings. It's my mother.
"Hey. What're you up to?"
"What?" she asks.
I take a moment to figure out what could be confusing about my last sentence, then it hits me.
"No, ma. We're going to see a movie named 'Saw.' We're not on our way to play on that thing in a playground."
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The film based on the bestselling murder mystery novels by Lawrence Block, stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-cop from New York City, who works outside of the law, by working as an unlicensed private investigator. When Scudder is hired by a drug dealer played by Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, he is given the task of finding out who kidnapped and murdered the dealer’s wife. During the investigation, Scudder learns that the murderers have done this kind of thing before, and they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
In the trailer, Neeson looks like he is bringing back the good old Taken persona, by breaking the barriers between what is right, and what is wrong. Its safe to say, the murderers won »
- Louise Tooth
The re-launched Hollywood Film Festival (Hff), now under the auspices of Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald’s philanthropic CineCause, will run from October 16-19.
CineCause acquired Hff earlier this year after Fitzgerald served as executive director in 2013.
According to a press release the goal of the event going forward will be to showcase socially-conscious films and grow into a leading festival “without the help of typical glitz and glamour”, celebrating creative artists, activists and industry leaders who support causes around the world.
“The word Hollywood is synonymous with celebrity and glamour,” said Fitzgerald. “But Hollywood is filled with people who care about global problems and who recognise the power of celebrity, cinema and storytelling and how this power can help create change.”
“Many of Hollywood’s celebrities back important causes and several will participate in our festival this year. Sharon Stone produced My Name Is Water. Emma Thompson executive produced and narrates Sold [pictured], which stars Gillian Anderson and David Arquette »
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Socially-conscious films bearing the names of Sharon Stone, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson will take center stage at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 16-19 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. Jon Fitzgerald, whose advocacy organization CineCause acquired the festival from its founder Carlos de Abreu earlier this year, is planning to remake the festival by focusing on social activism. The film line-up includes the world premiere of the documentary My Name is Water, about a college students search for answers, written and directed by Justin Arana and produced by Stone; Sold,
- Gregg Kilday
Labor Day represents the last gasp of summer, the final opportunity to wear white, and the end of Hollywood’s busiest time of year.
It tends, however, to close things out with something of a whimper, as opposed to a bang, and this year will be no exception. For studios, it’s the box office equivalent of Arbor Day. Blink and you miss it.
Two new wide releases enter the market this holiday weekend, the Pierce Brosnan action thriller “The November Man” and the found footage horror film “As Above, So Below,” both of which are shaping up to be modest performers.
“Labor Day is traditionally one of the slowest holiday weekends of the year, if not the slowest,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “Expectations are not that high and the focus has shifted away a little bit from the movies.”
“The November Man” will get a jump on the festivities, »
- Brent Lang
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The story follows a team of U.S. archaeologists who discover they are being hunted by unknown forces after finding a lost pyramid in Egypt. Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Amir K and Christa Nicola star.
- Garth Franklin
A pair of new TV spots have arrived online for A Walk Among The Tombstones, in which Liam Neeson plays an alcoholic ex-cop working as a shady private investigator. When Dan Stevens’ heroin trafficker enlists his help to look into the kidnap of his wife, Neeson is unfortunately unable to prevent her death. However, what he can do is help serve up some revenge. So it is that Neeson, Stevens and his brother all team up to take out the sadistic criminals responsible, before they kill again… Take a look at the new teasers, below… ...
- George Wales
Twelve years. That's how long it's been since Pierce Brosnan last portrayed James Bond on the silver screen. That history, where he played the iconic British agent for four films, is what the producers of The November Man are hoping will draw you to their movie. Even the tag line, "A spy is never out of the game" is meant to convey the idea that "he's back!" Much of the promotional work for the film centers around "Look! It's Pierce Brosnan, back as a spy!" even though it has little to do with the movie. The idea that his character, Peter Devereaux, was ever "out" of the spy world and returns to it is barely emphasized in the actual film. It's clear this is all about Brosnan. And to really drive that point home, they even cast a former Bond Girl to run around with him through exotic locales.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With apologies to Irving Berlin and Annie Oakley, for Hollywood there’s no business like spy business, especially in the last decade or so. Now, secret agents and undercover operatives have been the protagonists of thrillers since the silent movie era. But things really popped in those swingin’ sixties when 007 twirled around and fired at the camera lens. Bond is the franchise that would never die and aside from Matt Helm and Derek Flint in that early decade, never had any serious competition until Matt Damon floated up as Jason Bourne a dozen years ago. He ushered in an era of more realistic, grittier spies who also helped inspire new film versions of the works of John le Carre’ such as the recent A Most Wanted Man. Much in this same vein comes The November Man, a flick combining the mystery and deception of that author along with that brutal Bourne action. »
- Jim Batts
In A Walk Among the Tombstones Liam Neeson plays an ex-cop, now a private investigator hired by a man to find out who kidnapped and killed his wife. The first of the three clips is called “snooping” and in it Liam Neeson would rather not take that big knife and stick it in that other […]
Read A Walk Among the Tombstones – Clips and Behind the Scenes on Filmonic.
Universal has released a couple of new TV spots for Scott Frank's upcoming crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones. The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime. Judging by the TV spots, it looks like Taken meets Saw, a concept that's amusing enough for me. Bring on the Neesons. Hit the jump to check out A Walk Among the Tombstones TV spots. The film also stars David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook. A Walk Among the Tombstones opens in theaters on September 19th. Via Universal Pictures. Here’s the official synopsis for A Walk Among the Tombstones: Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, »
- Matt Goldberg
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