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Keanu Classic: Speed

27 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately.  As readers of previous instalments will remember Keanu Reeves was one of my teenage girl crushes alongside Christian Slater. Given that I was a teen during the early noughties these choices might seem a little odd to some of you. Me and my friend though had different tastes to our more mainstream friends – and my choices make a little more sense than Val Kilmer and cartoon character Gambit. Keanu celebrated 50 last year but doesn’t »

- Kat Smith

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First Look at Matt Damon on Ridley Scott's 'Martian' Set

20 March 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography recently wrapped on Ridley Scott's The Martian, with the director currently in post-production, working towards a November 25 release. Aside from the script page that was literally sent into outer space back in December, we haven't heard or seen anything about this sci-fi thriller. The story centers on an American astronaut named Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is stranded on Mars, left behind by his crew after they thought he died in a dust storm. Yesterday, author Andy Weir, who wrote the book of the same name that this adaptation is based on, sent out a photo on his Facebook page, which gives us our first look at Matt Damon on the set.

As it turns out, it seems we have a Super Bowl bet between Matt Damon and his assistant Colin to thank for this photo. Boston native Matt Damon made a bet with Colin, a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan, »

- MovieWeb

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Photo: Matt Damon Shoots "The Martian"

20 March 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming recently finished on the new sci-fi feature "The Martian" from Ridley Scott, but until now there's been literally no publicity material from the film - be it on-set photos, official stills or trailers. Today though, a new photo has gone up which gives us our first look at Matt Damon on the set via a posting on author Andy Weir's Facebook page.

The shot shows Matt Damon in costume, complete with a name patch for his character Mark Watney, alongside Seattle Seahawks fan Colin. Colin made a bet with Boston native Matt Damon regarding the Super Bowl, a bet the former lost and so now he has to wear a Patriots jersey for a year.

Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Stan, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Mackenzie Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels also star in "The Martian" which opens November 25th.

Post by Andy Weir. »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look At Matt Damon On The Set Of Ridley Scott’s The Martian

20 March 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ridley Scott’s unstoppable streak of cranking out a movie a year continues with his upcoming sci-fi adventure The Martian. By the sounds of things, certain parts of production are wrapped (Jessica Chastain finished shooting her parts weeks ago) and others are still in full swing on what appears to be a full-scale replica of Mars. Just kidding.

The Martian is based on the novel by Andy Weir, who took a snap of the movie’s leading man during a recent set visit. In the flick, Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew thinks him dead following a harsh sandstorm. They depart, leaving Watney alone on the red planet with only his frantically-whirring mind to keep him company and to save his life.

In this first pic (posted to Weir’s Facebook via Collider), Damon appears (in his Watney garb!) alongside his assistant Colin. »

- Gem Seddon

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First Look Behind the Scenes at Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

20 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I want to be excited about Ridley Scott's The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, but Scott's track record as of late has left me continually disappointed based on my expectations and that's a tough thing to get over. There have been a few bright spots here and there, things to enjoy about several of his recent movies, but it hasn't all come together for one great product in a very long time. Perhaps that will change with this next film. I hope it does. That said, just below is a first look behind-the-scenes at The Martian as Weir posted the following image to his Facebook page, featuring star Matt Damon in the lead role as Mark Watney, pictured here with his assistant and a peek at the Mars rover used in the film in the background. amz asin="0553418025" size="small"The film centers on an astronaut »

- Brad Brevet

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First Poster for Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs Biopic

18 March 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Michael Fassbender is currently working on the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic, and today we have a photo of some advertising created for the movie's set. It features Fassbender as Steve Jobs promoting his NeXT company, which he launched after being fired from Apple. Check it out below. In addition to Fassbender, the cast includes Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. The new movie is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and is set to hit theaters on October 9th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look at Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era 'Steve Jobs'

17 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production started back in January on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, but we have yet to see an official image of Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Today, Instagram user Sean Nung posted a photo depicting a set poster with Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, promoting his NeXT computer system. The poster uses the actual tagline used in 1988, "Computing advances to the NeXT level," although the real-life poster did not feature Steve Jobs himself.

Cult of Mac reveals that this poster was on display at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, where the production is shooting a "major scene" involving Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs unveiling the NeXT system in October 1988. The actual event took place at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, directly across the street from the War Memorial Opera House, which was considered "a huge coming out event" for Steve Jobs, since this »

- MovieWeb

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See Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Promo Poster

17 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After Christian Bale exited Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, many believed the project to have lost its driving element. Bale’s resemblance to the Apple founder is perhaps greater than the man who would actually go on to play him; Michael Fassbender. Regardless, in this first leaked poster it appears as if Fassbender is right at home in the shoes of the technological pioneer.

The poster is a replica of the original promotional ad for Jobs’ NeXT computer. In the snap, Fassbender occupies the same space that Jobs did during that round of marketing and while he doesn’t look remotely like the man, this is a movie. Disbelief has to be suspended just a little.

For those of you who may need a refresher, the movie is scripted by Aaron Sorkin who has repeatedly affirmed that the finished feature won’t resemble a traditional biopic. Instead it »

- Gem Seddon

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The Newsroom Season 3 Blu-ray announced for June

10 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has this week announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the third and final season of their hit drama The Newsroom. Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), the show stars Emmy Award-winner Jeff Daniels alongside Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterson, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Jane Fonda.

Pre-order The Newsroom Season 3 On Blu-ray Here

The Newsroom follows a popular cable news anchor, Will McAvoy (Daniels), and his staff in their fervent attempt to report the news honestly and fairly amidst corporate mandates and complicated personal relationships. The third season finds Will, Mac (Mortimer) and the staff of “News Night” facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm threatening to topple more than one professional career.

The Blu-ray will be released on June 16th and is presented »

- Scott J. Davis

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

- Zac Gille

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‘Big Hero 6′ Leads Home Video Sales

5 March 2015 8:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters.

Big Hero 6,” the 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, easily debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks total disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

The film, which according to Nielsen generated 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc combo packs, sold more than 10 times as many discs as its nearest competitor, the No. 2-debuting “Horrible Bosses 2,” from Warner Bros.

Sons of Anarchy: The Final Season,” from 20th Century Fox, bowed at No. 3, while the prior week’s top seller, HBO’s fourth-season set of “Game of Thrones, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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‘Big Hero 6′ Leads Home Video Sales

5 March 2015 8:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters.

Big Hero 6,” the 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, easily debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks total disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

The film, which according to Nielsen generated 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc combo packs, sold more than 10 times as many discs as its nearest competitor, the No. 2-debuting “Horrible Bosses 2,” from Warner Bros.

Sons of Anarchy: The Final Season,” from 20th Century Fox, bowed at No. 3, while the prior week’s top seller, HBO’s fourth-season set of “Game of Thrones, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Who’s still overdue for their first Academy Award nominations/wins?

3 March 2015 1:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last year, I wrote a pair of pieces looking at the folks in Hollywood who were due for their first Oscar nominations or the their first wins. At the most recent Academy Award ceremony, two of those names got moved off of the list, so I wanted to take a look back and see who’s still on those lists and what they might have coming for us this year. I’ll update the lists with some new people next month, but for now…let’s go look at if the Oscars gave us some long overdue citations. If you were paying attention, you definitely noticed two of them. As a quick refresher for you all, here are the ten names that I had down as overdue for their first nods from the Academy: 10. Channing Tatum 9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 8. Kevin Smith 7. Jennifer Jason Leigh 6. Jeff Daniels 5. Hoyte Van Hoytema 4. Steve Carell »

- Joey Magidson

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Dev Patel: 'I've got a crazy work ethic and I'm very tough on myself'

3 March 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dev Patel has described the pressures of fame.

The 24-year-old first rose to prominence in the gritty Channel 4 series Skins and was propelled to international stardom following the success of his first movie, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

In an interview with Digital Spy, he explained: "It's a lot of hard work. Behind closed doors it's a lot of pressure and more than anything you've got to be sure you're not letting yourself down. I've got a crazy work ethic and I'm very tough on myself. It's difficult. It's a difficult position to be in, in a way. You're trying to tread new waters."

Commenting on the whirlwind that followed the success of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Patel admitted to being overwhelmed at being thrust into the public eye.

"Slumdog was wonderful and it came so quickly for someone who hasn't had any formal training. It kind of thrusts »

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Union to handle VFX on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

25 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Visual effects firm behind The Theory of Everything and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony appointed sole vendor.

Union has been named as sole VFX vendor on Danny Boyle’s as-yet-untitled Steve Jobs biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.

The London-based visual effects facility previously worked with Boyle on features 127 Hours and Trance; TV drama Babylon; and the video sections of 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, Isles of Wonder.

More recently, Union worked on Oscar and BAFTA-winning The Theory of Everything and upcoming titles include Icon, Suffragette, Everest, Genius, Far From Madding Crowd, and The Lady In The Van.

The Jobs biopic represents Union’s most high-profile title to date.

Adam Gascoyne, visual effects supervisor and creative director at Union, said: “It’s going to be a very significant year for Union, with the calibre of stories, talent and creativity we’re involved with surpassing any other.

“Again, of course, it’s a great »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 DVD Set Slays Home Video Sales Charts

25 February 2015 6:58 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s eagerly awaited fourth-season set of hot TV series “Game of Thrones” debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ending Feb. 22, a banner week for new releases in which the top five sellers are all newcomers.

Bowing at No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart was Universal Pictures’ “Dumb and Dumber To,” the belated sequel to the 1994 slapstick classic that reunites original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and earned a respectable $86.2 million in U.S. theaters.

Sony Pictures’ controversial “The Interview” debuted at No. 3 on both charts, a ranking observers surmise might have been higher had the film not been available earlier via streaming (it became available on Netflix on Jan. 24) and online purchase. The comedy, about two journalists told to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after getting an interview with him, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 DVD Set Slays Home Video Sales Charts

25 February 2015 6:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

HBO’s eagerly awaited fourth-season set of hot TV series “Game of Thrones” debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ending Feb. 22, a banner week for new releases in which the top five sellers are all newcomers.

Bowing at No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart was Universal Pictures’ “Dumb and Dumber To,” the belated sequel to the 1994 slapstick classic that reunites original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and earned a respectable $86.2 million in U.S. theaters.

Sony Pictures’ controversial “The Interview” debuted at No. 3 on both charts, a ranking observers surmise might have been higher had the film not been available earlier via streaming (it became available on Netflix on Jan. 24) and online purchase. The comedy, about two journalists told to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after getting an interview with him, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Is Jared Leto Channeling Dumb and Dumber at This Year's Oscars? See the Pic!

22 February 2015 6:05 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Major wardrobe drama! Did Jared Leto just steal his look from Harry Dunne? The Dallas Buyers Club actor showed up to the 2015 Oscars sporting a tuxedo that looks eerily similar to that of Jeff Daniels from the classic film Dumb and Dumber.  From the silk lapel down to the powder-blue shade, it's a full on Who Wore It Better moment. This is the actor's first Oscars appearance since his big win last year for his portrayal of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, but it seems like his suit may have stolen his thunder a bit. Of course, Leto is no stranger to being in the fashion spotlight. He's worn many a sharp suit in his day (including last year's white-tux-and-bowtie number), and his signature »

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‘Walking Dead’ Alum Laurie Holden Joins ‘Chicago Fire’ Spinoff

21 February 2015 10:54 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s a good thing Laurie Holden isn’t squeamish around the dead. “The Walking Dead” alumna will co-star in NBC’s potential “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago Med,” our sister site TVLine reports.

Holden, who was Andrea, one of the original cast members on the zombie drama, will play ER surgeon Hannah Tramble alongside Yaya DaCosta and S. Epatha Merkerson.

Holden most recently appeared on TNT’s “Major Crimes,” and starred opposite Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber.”

The medical drama will be introduced this season on the 19th episode of “Chicago Fire.”

“Chicago Med” is written by “Chicago Fire” creators-executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. The other exec producers are Matt Olmstead and Dick Wolf.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Review: Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose Of Cairo" (1985) Starring Mia Farrow And Jeff Daniels, Twilight Time Blu-ray Edition

21 February 2015 3:26 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“A Madcap Manhattan Weekend”

By Raymond Benson

Easily one of Woody Allen’s best films, The Purple Rose of Cairo, released in 1985, is a treat. It’s got laughs and pathos and is an excellent treatise on the conflict between fantasy and reality. Purple Rose represents a period when Allen was at the peak of his powers, when he was considered one of America’s greatest auteurs, and before there was the stigma of scandal hovering over his work. In 1985, Allen could do no wrong, and The Purple Rose of Cairo does everything right.

Allen doesn’t appear in the film. The picture belongs to Mia Farrow, and she delivers one of her best and most poignant performances as Cecilia, a meek and unhappy housewife/waitress in New Jersey during the Depression area. She is married to Monk (Danny Aiello), who is abusive and pays little attention to her needs. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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