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When Pulp Fiction opened in theaters 20 years ago today, the mainstream moviegoing audience was introduced to a dynamic new Hollywood talent. Quentin Tarantino was a 31-year-old hipster whose formal film education never rose much higher than working as a clerk in a Manhattan Beach video store. A walking encyclopedia of film history who fetishized some of the more obscure genres, Tarantino had a gift for dialog and his own visual toolbox that expanded the language of cinematic storytelling. Pulp Fiction was the culmination of a two-year stretch where the director went from Nobody to Wunderkind, beginning with the Sundance premiere »
- Jeff Labrecque
Threshold Entertainment has announced a Tetris movie is in the works, much to the chagrin of people everywhere with taste. Industry skeptics question if the movie will ever get made, but we figured it might be fun to play along anyway. Also read: Lionsgate Ups ‘Change of Control’ Threshold Considering the flop that was 2012's “Battleship,” we understand why many think another game-based movie is an awful idea. But Threshold was the company that adapted “Mortal Kombat” into a somewhat serviceable flick, so who's to say they couldn't do even better with a video game even more people enjoy? Also »
- Travis Reilly
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story — one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Lady) reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen (Ip »
- Michelle McCue
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015.
Cinemark and Regal Cinemas will not participate in the IMAX release.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global  Imax theaters on August 28, 2015.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer and directorWoo-ping Yuen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf.
The film is to be the first of several major films backed by »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is getting a sequel, and for the first time, you'll get to choose between spending opening day in theaters or at home. Netflix announced on Monday that it's partnering with The Weinstein Company to release its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, simultaneously in select IMAX theaters and on the online streaming site next year. The film is slated to debut on Aug. 28. Netflix said that the sequel is one of "several" major films that will be released in this manner. "Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an »
- Emily Blake
Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer.
The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is slated for a Aug. 28, 2015, debut. Produced by Weinstein Co., the movie is the first of several major films to premiere day-and-date both on the Svod service (at no extra charge) and in select IMAX theaters worldwide. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.
Netflix has been eyeing day-and-date releases of movies, as chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a keynote last year at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. The launch of the movie is likely to catch the ire of exhibitors — who have in the past viewed digital encroachment on theatrical windows as a threat.
- Todd Spangler
Breaking: While Hollywood studios and exhibitors endlessly spar over shortening the window between theatrical and home viewing on feature films, you just knew that someone was going to take a bona fide movie, bypass theaters and go right to home viewing. Not surprisingly, it’s Netflix, already a disruptive force with series including House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. The pay service has just contracted with The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein to release its first major feature film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend. Sort of a sequel to the Ang Lee-directed 2000 martial arts epic that won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the film will premiere exclusively on Netflix, and it will simultaneously have a berth in IMAX theaters. The release is August 28, 2015.
- Mike Fleming Jr
In an unprecedented move the companies have secured simultaneous exclusive windows for the late summer 2015 release of The Weinstein Company’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.
This time the tale of love and redemption story centres on a legendary sword set against the backdrop of a martial arts war between good and evil.
Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien while Yen will play Silent Wolf. Harry Shum Jr, [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Directed by David Ayer, Fury stars Brad Pitt as “Wardaddy,” a Sherman tank commander who must guide his men into the heart of Nazi Germany during the last month of World War II. The film includes Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood.
The first to bear a fully-rotating turret with a 75 mm gun, the Sherman Tanks were named after the American Civil War Union General William T. Sherman. (Sherman made the infamous March to the Sea from Chattanooga to Atlanta).
With almost 50,000 manufactured during World War II, these remarkable tanks provided critical armored support to Allied ground troops. For more on the Sherman Tanks, click Here.
Columbia Pictures will release the World War II film during awards »
- Michelle McCue
Hollywood, Calif. – “Fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ wildly entertaining epic adventure Hercules debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD November 4, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD October 21. Global superstar Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of strength, courage and heroism. When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. Hercules boasts a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), and John Hurt (Immortals).
The Hercules Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include both the theatrical version of the film, as »
- ComicMix Staff
Hollywood is warming up to tackle the National Football League with several projects that focus on concussion-related brain injuries among players. Each of the works could shed new light on the most contentious issue plaguing both the sport and the league.
Given the nature of these projects and Hollywood’s vast platform, this wouldn’t be the first time the industry could bring change via entertainment ventures — like the spotlight Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s docu “Blackfish” put on Sea World, or how “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” lit a fire for mental health reform.
“I’m intrigued by football and brain injuries,” says producer Brian Grazer, noting that he touched on the subject in Imagine’s “Friday Night Lights” TV series. “Depending on the approach of these movies, they can penetrate the social consciousness and absolutely affect behavior.”
Sony Pictures, along with Scott Free Prods. and the Shuman Co. »
- Alexandra Cheney
Peter Berg, the writer/director/actor/producer behind both the film and television versions of Friday Night Lights, has pulled his own son away from the game that he helped so many fall in love with. And the reason why may resonate with Jason Street fans.
In an essay for Time Magazine, Berg wrote about the dangers with head and neck injuries in football, saying: “Head and neck injuries are what parents thinking about letting their children play tackle football should be thinking about, talking about, and demanding answers about, from any coach presenting himself as a worthy custodian for »
- Samantha Highfill
The score for NBC’s Hannibal might be the closest someone’s come on TV to soundtracking the experience of losing one’s marbles. That someone is Brian Reitzell, who’s composed and supervised soundtracks for Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, and Peter Berg. Reitzell released a solo album, Auto Music, earlier this summer and now has the original score for Hannibal’s first two seasons. Reitzell got on the phone with Vulture to discuss creating a “constant heightened state of reality,” preparing a Hannibal concert, and how bad commercials suck. [This conversation is spoiler-free.]Congratulations on the soundtrack album. Is that somewhat rare for TV scores?I've done two TV shows [Ed. note: Starz’s Boss is the other] and they both had CD and vinyl releases. I know there’s probably lots of compilations like Grey’s Anatomy pop songs or things of that nature, but I think Hannibal is a very different — sonically, it’s quite different. It’s »
- Zach Dionne
It seems most of you are against the idea of Peter Berg directing a new Ghostbusters featuring an all-female cast for the team, but there's one person who likes the concept: Bill Murray. Bill Murray was at Tiff over the weekend, and in an interview with Access Hollywood, Murray was asked how he felt about the female Ghostbusters movie rumors. His response? It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of »
- Jesse Giroux
"The Leftovers" wrapped up its first season earlier this evening. A review of the finale coming up just as soon as we have different physiques... In the end, it was the goddamn dog that wrecked me. Love it or hate it — and 50-odd savage minutes of "The Prodigal Son" absolutely affirmed my love for it — "The Leftovers" isn't really like anything else on television, past or present. Structurally, it has a passing resemblance to a few other series (including Damon Lindelof's previous one). But in terms of tone and substance, as well as its focus on the emotional and spiritual health of its characters far ahead of any questions of plot, it's an original. Even with the book to adapt(*), there was no real template for Lindelof and Tom Perrotta to follow in crafting a finale for this season. (*) And, for what it's worth, the finale pretty much exhausts »
- Alan Sepinwall
Continuing his admirable trend of fluctuating between studio blockbusters and more narratively ambitious projects, Mark Wahlberg has entered into talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, which will tell the dramatic true tale of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.
Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig, who worked to rescue men in the water on that disastrous day. The project, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” specifically highlights the courage of those on the rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others, as they attempted to salvage the rig and save their colleagues.
- Isaac Feldberg
Earlier this year, I found myself unwittingly made the subject of a segment produced by Fox News, aired one afternoon beneath the headline “Editorial calls Lone Survivor movie military propaganda.” The editorial in question was an essay I had written the week before for The Atlantic, in which, as accused, I had described Peter Berg’s then-recent blockbuster war film as essentially propagandistic, or “a feature-length recruitment ad” possessed of “excessively nationalistic elements” that was “almost pornographic in its excess.” Needless to say, the right-wing Fox News anchors who saw fit to profile my piece found these conclusions distasteful. Many of the program’s conservative viewers agreed, and flocked to social media to let me know: I was inundated for several days thereafter with emails, tweets and even private Facebook messages attacking my apparently unpatriotic opinions, which had of course been rapidly shorn of nuance and reduced to something more palatably simplistic. »
“We are thrilled to bring back ‘The Leftovers’ for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”
Set in a small New York suburb, “The Leftovers” focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed “The Sudden Departure.” Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series looks at the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of »
- Laura Prudom
Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons will answer your questions about what to watch, when to watch it, whom to watch it with, and how to feel about the whole thing. To submit your own questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. How do I convince my staunchly atheist boyfriend to watch The Leftovers? I've tried talking up its pedigree — it's HBO, the initial Peter Berg association, the numerous positive reviews — and trying to explain it's Not Left Behind, but none of it seems to work. I feel like there are a lot of interesting themes and stories that go beyond the religious idea of the Rapture — it's just interesting television. Please help! (For the record, I'm not terribly religious myself, but the idea of faith is interesting, and he watches things »
- Margaret Lyons
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