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Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott & Charles Dance Head To BBC’s ‘The Woman In White’ Remake

21 February 2017 4:01 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ben Hardy and Jessie Buckley are set to join Dougray Scott and Charles Dance in a BBC One adaptation of Wilkie Collins' psychological thriller The Woman in White. The 5×60 series, which has begun filming in Northern Ireland, is produced by Origin Pictures and is adapted by Fiona Seres. David Thompson exec produces along with BBC's Sarah Stack while Sarah Curtis produces. Black Mirror and Humans helmer Carl Tibbetts is set to direct. Story follows Walter Hartright who… »

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Newport Beach Film Festival Toasts Brit Buoyancy

7 February 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Newport Beach Film Festival and the U.K. film industry don’t at first appear to go together like tea and scones, but in truth the two have a growing partnership.

The Orange County festival will present its third annual U.K. Honors on Feb. 9 at the Bulgari Hotel in London. British photographer David Bailey and actors Miranda Richardson and Charles Dance will receive the icon awards, while Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” will be honored for achievement in global cinema.

Other awards will go to the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival, Pinewood Studios, Creative Scotland, and the Ink Factory as arts champions.

Variety, HMV and Visit Newport Beach California are also hosting the Feb. 9 event. Variety also curated the 10 Brits to Watch this year. One Direction singer Harry Styles, “Game of Thrones” actor Alfie Allen and theater director Kate Hewitt are among this year’s honorees.

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- Diane Garrett

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41 trailer scenes that didn’t make the final film

6 February 2017 3:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017

Star Wars, Terminator 2, Fantastic Beasts and more: they all have scenes in the trailer, that never made the final film...

More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important. 

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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »

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John Hurt, Alien and Harry Potter Star, Passes Away at 77

28 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British actor Sir John Hurt, whose illustrious career spans six decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 77. The gravelly voiced man of many roles was perhaps best known for his classic movies such as Alien, Harry Potter and The Elephant Man. Publicist Charles McDonald confirmed the death late Friday. According to CNN, no cause of death is given.

John Hurt made a name for himself playing tormented characters. And he was actually known as an actor who most often times died on screen. Throughout his many projects, he had 47 death scenes. Perhaps no more memorable than when he introduced the world to the iconic Chestburster in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, where a baby xenomorph came ripping through his chest during a dinner scene inside a spaceship mess hall.

John Hurt's first role was in the 1962 TV show Z cars, and he has worked steadily ever since. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Review

13 January 2017 12:54 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head, Oliver Stark | Written by Cory Goodman | Directed by Anna Foerster

It’s been some five years since the last entry into the Underworld franchise – Underworld: Awakening, the third sequel to the 2003 original – no doubt because that film almost, Almost killed the series…. However as the saying goes, time heals and in the case of these movies that seems to be true. Not only has it been long enough for audiences to forget the risible fourth film, but the break in production also seems to have revitalised the filmmakers too – and this time round we have a film that truly lives up to the “vampires vs. werewolves” premise proffered so many years ago.

Whilst the politics and power-struggle machinations of Underworld: Blood Wars make this story feel overly complex, hence »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ review: “One purely for hardcore fans”

11 January 2017 8:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Underworld Blood Wars review: Kate Beckinsale returns for the fifth film in the popular franchise, but is there still a thirst for this vampire/ werewolf action-horror feast?

Read our full Underworld Blood Wars review below.

Kate Beckinsale returns for the latest in the long-running and extremely popular horror-action series, the fifth (!) in the series, Underworld Blood Wars, a film that quite literally does everything that it says on the tin – bloody violence and stylised action drenched in moody, moonlit-blue hues.

This time around, Kate Beckinsale‘s death dealer Selene, once again finds herself caught in the middle of the continuing war between the vampire and the Lycans. After banishing her daughter to the unknown to protect her, Selene is enticed back to the vampire clan to train a future army of blood-suckers. There, things aren’t exactly what they first seem, and she immediately runs into the mysterious Semira (Lara Pulver »

- Paul Heath

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Underworld: Blood Wars review

10 January 2017 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Underworld 5 certainly has its problems. But it's a whole lot of fun...

If you’ve seen any of the previous four Underworld movies, you probably think you know what to expect from the latest instalment. And lord knows you’d be entirely right. A never-ending war between vampires and werewolves? Check. Post-Matrix gunplay? Of course. More leather outfits than the after party at London Alternative Market? Without a doubt. So why should you care at all about the latest in this aggressively generic franchise?

Well, that depends. Do you like fun? Because that’s what I find myself having here.

I know, I know. 'This movie is fun' is often a way of saying 'This movie is demonstrably bad if you think about it, so can we just not think about it so I don’t admit I like something stupid?' And while that may be partly true here, »

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Movie Review – Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)

10 January 2017 7:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Underworld: Blood Wars, 2017.

Directed by Anna Foerster.

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Daisy Head and Clementine Nicholson.

Synopsis:

Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

A film shouldn’t have to start with a “previously on.” A film shouldn’t have to start with a “previously on” then continue to play out as a “previously on” with dialogue existing only as an expositional device to reinforce it’s existence as a “previously on.” A film should not; 20, 40, 60 minutes in drop in a further »

- Amie Cranswick

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Underworld: Blood Wars Review

10 January 2017 6:33 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Daniel Goodwin

The last time we saw Kate Beckinsale’s blood-sucking, wolf-slaying, blade swishing Selene she was battling a digital were-blob in a car park at the arse end of Underworld: Awakening: the abominable third sequel which belted the franchise into apparent oblivion. Failing to keep her promise of reclaiming the world from Lycans, made during Awakening’s tepid finale, Selene vanished from our screens. Five years later and following a staggering turn in Love and Friendship, Kate Beckinsale returns, back on autopilot, into her comfort zone and to the role that made her famous. While half a decade can’t quite waft away the stench of its putrid predecessor, Underworld: Blood Wars is surprisingly decent and easily the best of the franchise so far.

Elite soldier Selene is living as an outcast with defector/ pseudo beau David (Theo James), hunted by Lycans and the fifteen century old »

- Daniel Goodwin

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Underworld: Blood Wars review: another kinky yet bloodless vampire punch-up

10 January 2017 3:58 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kate Beckinsale casts off the kudos of classy costume drama Love & Friendship to slip back into black leather for a fifth time

A persistent surreal silliness lends some interest to this latest film in the interminable Underworld action vampire-horror franchise series: the fifth, in fact. It’s the franchise that simply refuses to die.

Kate Beckinsale reprises her kinkily black-leather-clad role of the vampire Selene. She and the other vampires are now threatened by the lupine Lycans, who do lots of CGI transformation from human to beast and back again. They are led by the malign Marius (Tobias Menzies); Selene has on her side the hunky creature of the shadows David (Theo James), yet faces treachery of the outrageously décolleté sort from Semira (Lara Pulver), who is rocking a series of revealing outfits. Charles Dance comes on, selling his preposterous lines with absolute conviction and professionalism and giving everything a residual Game-of-Thrones vibe. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Exclusive featurette for Underworld: Blood Wars focussing on Kate Beckinsale’s Selene

9 January 2017 8:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Underworld: Blood Wars opens in the UK this Friday, and thanks to Sony we have an exclusive featurette for the film, which focusses on Kate Beckinsale’s character Selene. Check it out here…

The next instalment in the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Directed by Anna Foerster (Criminal Minds, Outlander), Underworld: Blood Wars sees Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene alongside Theo James and Charles Dance, while new additions to the cast include Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One Wins 4th Weekend in a Row at the Box Office

8 January 2017 1:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Most box office prognosticators presumed that Disney and LucasFilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would have no trouble winning the last few weeks of 2016, along with the first few weeks of 2016. So far, that prediction has come true, with the Star Wars spin-off winning the last three weeks of 2016, and now the first weekend of 2017, but just barely. Rogue One came out on top with $21.9 million, just barely beating Hidden Figures which expanded nationwide to earn $21.8 million. Since these movies are so close together, they may switch places when the actual figures are released tomorrow, but we'll have to want and see.

Box Office Mojo reports that the only new movie opening in wide release, Underworld 5, starring Kate Beckinsale as Selene, opened in 3,070 theaters, which is much higher than the estimated 2,300 theaters it was expected to open in, with Hidden Figures expanding into 2,471 theaters, an increase of 2,446 theaters. Another movie expanding nationwide, »

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Underworld: Blood Wars Review

7 January 2017 9:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For 13 years we’ve been caught in the middle of Kate Beckinsale’s Lycan-hunting warfare, a streamlined franchise that’s sustained many tests of time, especially Beckinsale’s ageless taking to vampire purity. I wondered who dared asked for a fifth chapter in this R-rated Twilight for adults, and I was answered by a moderately full NYC movie theater audience, who hooted and hollered as Selene waged bloody retribution against both hairy and pale factions. People turned out for what’s essentially an H&M Bdsm orgy that’s interrupted by werewolves before any hanky panky can begin – but was their perseverance rewarded? By the grace of Nosferatu, Underworld: Blood Wars could have been way, Way worse. I’ll admit that.

As previously noted, Beckinsale once again returns as the famed “Death Dealer” Selene. Even with no memory of her daughter Eve’s whereabouts, she’s still hunted by Lycan »

- Matt Donato

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Theo James’ David gets an Underworld: Blood Wars character featurette

6 January 2017 2:06 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us release today, Sony Pictures has released a character featurette for the action horror sequel Underworld: Blood Wars focusing on Theo James’ David; check it out below…

See Also: Theo James talks Underworld: Blood Wars

The next instalment in the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Directed by Anna Foerster (Criminal Minds, Outlander), Underworld: Blood Wars sees Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene alongside Theo James and Charles Dance, while new additions to the cast include Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Review: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

6 January 2017 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s always fun to see a classy, venerable British actor grunge it up by letting himself be cast in the role of a real black-leather badass. In last year’s “Green Room,” Patrick Stewart did reasonably well as the leader of a backwoods-biker white-supremacist cult (though he did kind of come off as the nicest hater you’d ever seen). Now, in “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the fifth installment of the vampires-kick-ass action horror series, Charles Dance, fresh from “Game of Thrones” and movies like “The Imitation Game,” shows up as a Vampire elder, and from the moment he strolls into the coven castle in his long black coat, looming over everyone with a look of extreme arrogance that says, “I am so bored by all of you that ripping your throats out would provide me with great relief,” he isn’t playing. Stewart, in “Green Room,” communicated that he »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Review: Underworld: Blood Wars Offers Up a Thrilling Mix of New and Old

6 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Being a big fan of the Underworld series, I’ve been anxiously awaiting Selene’s return to the big screen after four long years, and thankfully, that wait comes to an end with the release of Underworld: Blood Wars this weekend. For the most part, my patience was rewarded, as there’s a lot of fun stuff to be found in Blood Wars. Although the film does have its share of issues (more on that later), by and large, Kate Beckinsale’s “badass as usual” re-emergence as everyone’s favorite Death Dealer is highly enjoyable, and director Anna Foerster does a great job infusing this latest chapter with enthralling action sequences that rank among some of my favorite fights yet from the Underworld franchise.

Blood Wars picks up after the events of 2012’s Underworld: Awakening. Selene has had to say goodbye to her hybrid daughter, Eve (India Eisley), after sending »

- Heather Wixson

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Run of Engagement Passes for Underworld: Blood Wars

5 January 2017 6:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars opens everywhere January 6th! The 5th installment of the werewolves vs vampires opus follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

You can win Run of Engagement passes to see Underworld: Blood Wars! Just leave a comment below and we’ll send five of you passes good for two people. Good Luck!

The post Wamg Giveaway – Win Run of Engagement Passes for Underworld: Blood Wars appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Tom Stockman

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"Underworld: Blood Wars" - Enter Kate Beckinsale

4 January 2017 8:52 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, plus new revealing images of "Underworld: Blood Wars" actress Kate Beckinsale in the latest issue of "Shape" magazine:

"...'vampire' death dealer 'Selene' (Beckinsale) continues her struggle against the 'Lycan' clan and the 'Vampire' faction that betrayed her, with both sides trying to use the blood of her and her daughter to become 'Vampire-Corvinus' hybrids.

"After hiding her daughter, Selene, 'David' (James) and his father 'Thomas' (Dance), attempt to end the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, though it may cost Selene her life..."

"Underworld : Blood Wars" cast also includes Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Trent Garrett, Lara Pulver...

...Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, and Charles Dance.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Kate Beckinsale for "Shape", plus "Underworld: Blood Wars"...

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- Michael Stevens

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The Weekend Warrior 1/6/17: Underworld: Blood Wars, Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls

4 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable). 

We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.

Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony/Screen Gems)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head

Director: Anna Foerster  (debut feature from director of TV shows Outlander & Criminal Minds)

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Rated R

Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James »

- Edward Douglas

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Exclusive Video Interview: Theo James Talks Underworld: Blood Wars

3 January 2017 6:56 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter isn’t the only action-horror series set to make a triumphant comeback this month – thanks to the return of Selene, that’s a title it shares with Underworld: Blood Wars, the über-stylish sequel headed up by director Anna Foerster.

Marking her fifth appearance in the starring role, Blood Wars brings about the return of Kate Beckinsale’s gun-toting vampire warrior. After fending off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan, led by a new, more powerful leader named Marius (Tobias Menzies), and the Vampire faction that betrayed her, Selene’s left to rely on her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance). Together, they must stop the raging war between Lycans and Vampires before it destroys them all.

Our full review of the film will be up later this week, but for now, we can tell you that it’s another »

- Kit Bowen

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