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Karl Urban in Official Trailer for Bobby Moresco's Crime Thriller 'Bent'

"You want to make them pay for what they did to you?" Lionsgate has debuted the first official trailer for a new crime thriller titled Bent, from NYC-raised director Bobby Moresco, based on the novel titled "Deadly Codes". Bent stars Karl Urban as a shamed former cop now working as a private investigator. He ends up in over his head following a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency. The full cast includes Sofía Vergara, Andy Garcia, Vincent Spano, John Finn, Grace Byers, Tonya Cornelisse, and Patrick Brennan. As cool as this sounds, it looks like pretty much every other gritty ex-cop crime thriller, which is a shame, because Urban deserves better roles than this. Not sure it's going to be any good. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Bobby Moresco's Bent, originally from Collider: When a drug bust goes wrong, ex-cop Danny Gallagher's (Karl
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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish

Blu-ray

Criterion

1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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John Sayles’ City Of Hope Screens at The Tivoli September 26th – The Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival

Money talks nobody walks.” As part of this year’s Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival – which runs from Sept. 23-Oct. 2, and whose theme is “E Pluribus Unum?” – Cinema St. Louis presents a free screening Monday, September 26 at 7 Pm of writer/director John Sayles’ masterful City Of Hope (1991), which compellingly explores the racial attitudes and socioeconomic forces that divide the citizens of the fictional (but all too realistic) Hudson City, N.J.

An ambitious, richly detailed panorama of a city in decline – and rapidly approaching crisis – City Of Hope addresses urban decay in the United States by poking around in Hudson City’s political garbage, turning over and exposing the contaminated dirt of patronage, bribery, and special interests, demonstrating how the toxins trickle down to the middle class and poor, seep into our attitudes, and poison our thoughts. The sprawling cast includes actors from the director’s informal stock company – Joe Morton,
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Richard Linklater ‘Dazed and Confused’ Panel Added to Sundance

Richard Linklater ‘Dazed and Confused’ Panel Added to Sundance
The Sundance Film Festival has added a panel discussion with Richard Linklater and Jason Reitman along with the world premiere of Douglas McGrath’s documentary “Becoming Mike Nichols” to its program.

The festival also announced it will screen three films from the Sundance Collection at UCLA: John Sayles’ “City of Hope,” Kelly Reichardt’s “River of Grass” and Nicole Holofcener’s “Walking and Talking.”

The festival runs from Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, and includes 103 world premieres. It will present 123 feature-length films, representing 37 countries and 49 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition.

These films were selected from 12,793 submissions, including 4,081 feature-length films and 8,712 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,972 were from the U.S. and 2,109 were international.

The new events, announced Thursday, are below.

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Tickled / New Zealand (Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve) — A journalist stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition. As
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Sundance announces late additions

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Sundance announces late additions
Organisers at the Park City jamboree have added a documentary from New Zealand, a profile of Mike Nichols and a presentation of Dazed And Confused with live commentary by Richard Linklater and Jason Reitman.

New additions include three archive films from The Sundance Collection at UCLA, a film preservation programme established in 1997.

The late arrivals mean the 2016 festival will present 123 features representing 37 countries and 49 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition.

These films were selected from 12,793 submissions, including 4,081 features and 8,712 shorts. Of the feature submissions, 1,972 were from the Us and 2,109 were international. A total of 103 features at the festival will be world premieres.

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is scheduled to run from January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The synopses below were provided by the festival.

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Tickled (New Zealand)

Dirs: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve

A journalist stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition. As he delves
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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on
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Castle season 7 episode 10 review: Bad Santa

Castle finally delivers a satisfying, surprising Christmas and mafia-themed episode. Here's Laura's review of Bad Santa...

This review contains spoilers.

7.10 Bad Santa

What a relief!

This season of Castle has not been one of their best. From ridiculous plots (involving inter-dimensional travel) to non-existent ones (where any useful evidence is withheld until seconds before the killer is revealed) to the explanation that is nothing of the kind (Rick ran away from last season’s wedding to do what exactly?), it’s been pretty disappointing. So honesty, I wasn’t expecting much this last week. And that’s especially sad considering the episode, Bad Santa, includes two actors I generally love: Vincent Spano and Paul Ben-Victor. But their appearances did have me expecting a mafia-related episode, and I think that was probably the only thing I guessed right. I was certainly wrong about the level of quality I expected.

Because this
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Postmortem: Castle Boss Breaks Down That Not-So-Merry Christmas Cliff-Hanger

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's Castle. Read at your own risk.]

Castle's midseason finale may have been a Christmas episode, but there wasn't a lot of holiday cheer.

After an ER doctor is shot on the street by a man in a Santa suit, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) quickly realize the victim may have been a doctor for the mob. During the twisty tale, Castle (somewhat against his will) becomes a blood brother with mob boss Dino Scarpella (Paul Ben-Victor), who urges (threatens?) Castle to help prove the innocence of the key suspect, Christopher Carlucci (Vincent Spano).

The Castle Wedding: How did Castle and Beckett say "I do"?

Fortunately for Castle, he and Beckett eventually...

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New Castle Season 7,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Castle" episode 10 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Bad Santa," and it turns out that we're going to see Castle and Beckett deal with a new case that involves the Mafia when one of their doctors gets shot dead in the street, and more! In the new, 10th episode press release: When an ER physician is gunned down in the street, Castle and Beckett are going to soon discover that the victim was a mob doctor to a Mafia family run by an old friend of Castle's. Also, against the backdrop of Christmas, Esposito and Lanie will reach a defining moment in their relationship. Guest stars feature: Carole Gutierrez as Dr. Deb Lander, Larry Poindexter as Det. McBride, Vincent Spano as Christopher Carlucci, Mo Gallini as Rocco Carducci, Paul Ben-Victor as Dino Scarpella and Alex Frnka as Jane Scarpella.
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New Mentalist Season 6,Finale Episode 22 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently,CBS served up the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Mentalist" season finale episode 22 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Blue Bird," and it sounds like things will get quite interesting as Patrick might finally express his true feelings for Teresa before she leaves for D.C., and more. In the new, 22nd episode press release: a reopened cold case could be the last time that Jane and Lisbon work together unless he's able to admit his true feelings for her. Press release number 2: A new lead in a cold case will require Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C. with Agent Pike, giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action. Guest stars will feature: Skylar Brown (Colt), Josiah Blount (Barry), Kara Royster (Kiley), James Austin Kerr (Vince), Genesis Sol
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Casting: Garner, Moretz, Virmani, Guzman

Draft Day

Jennifer Garner is in talks to star in Ivan Reitman's football comedy "Draft Day" at Paramount Pictures. Garner would play the secretary to Kevin Costner's lead character.

Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman penned the script which centers around the NFL's draft and sees the general manager of the Buffalo Bills going to any length to secure his top pick. [Source: Variety]

Dark Places

Chloe Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass," "Hugo") will play a character named Diondra in Gilles Paquet-Brenner's "Dark Places," an adaptation of the 2010 novel by Gillian Flynn.

Charlize Theron also stars in the story of a woman who 25 years ago testified against her brother as the killer of their family. Now a group called the Kill Club believes he is innocent and is out to prove it. [Source: Deadline]

Dr. Cabbie

Canadian actor Vinay Virmani ("David") is set to star in Jean-Francois Pouliot's oddball indie comedy "Dr. Cabbie". Shooting will take place in Toronto.
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Rumble Fish: Dress Code Integrity in Gang Culture

Artily shot in black and white with occasional bursts of colour, stylised to within an inch of its life and meandering dreamily through a story of brotherly love and hero worship, Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish barely made a splash at the 1983 box office, maintains Neil Alcock.

For Coppola, Rumble Fish was, and still is, a deeply personal movie. Dedicated to his brother August, the film embodies its director’s admiration and respect for his older sibling. It’s the story of Rusty-James (Matt Dillon), a feckless, reckless gang member living in the shadow of his big brother, The Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), while simultaneously refusing to face up to impending adulthood. It’s also a film student’s dream: almost every scene is loaded with (occasionally heavy-handed) symbolism and each frame can be analysed for meaning, much of which is on full display in the film’s costume design.
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Andrew Davis: The Hollywood Interview

Andrew Davis Returns To Stony Island

By Alex Simon

Director Andrew Davis made his name with hard-hitting action blockbusters like The Fugitive, Under Siege and The Guardian, but like most filmmakers, his first effort was a small film with a modest budget and a lot of heart. Davis’ directing debut Stony Island was shot in 1977, helmed by the then 30 year-old who had made a name for himself as a cinematographer, and conceived as a love letter to the South Chicago neighborhood where he grew up. Based loosely on the story of Davis’ younger brother Richie (starring as a fictionalized version of himself), who grew up as one of the few white kids in a largely African-American neighborhood, Stony Island follows a group of young musicians who try to form an R&B group in their racially-mixed neighborhood. Featuring the film debuts of now-notable names such as Dennis Franz, Susanna Hoffs,
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The Most Highly Anticipated Horror Films of 2012!

Sometimes, the movies slated for the 2012 year are only as good as their hype. A few of these flicks only look good as a trailer, but when audiences hit the theatre, either all the best parts have been given away or expectations fall flat. Not every title bears merit, but if any blood money is to be spilt, here’s a list of curios that should really be investigated.

Beneath the Darkness (Release Date: Jan 6)

Dir.: Martin Guigui.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller and Aimee Teegarden.

When a group of teens witness their best friend murdered by a so-called hero, they have to figure out how to expose him and avoid being killed too. Dennis Quaid plays Ely Vaughn, the pillar of the community, but also the antagonist in this film. Interestingly enough, Vaughn is the town’s local mortician, and there’s a secret that no body knows about him.
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New Blu-ray and DVD Releases: Oct. 14

Rank the week of October 14th’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time: New Releases Green Lantern

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #2480

Win Percentage: 43%

Times Ranked: 6760

Top-20 Rankings: 25

Directed By: Martin Campbell

Starring: Ryan ReynoldsBlake LivelyPeter SarsgaardMark StrongTemuera Morrison

Genres: Action • Action Thriller • Based-on-Comics • Comic-Book Superhero Film • Crime • Crime Thriller • Science Fiction • Sci-Fi Action • Thriller

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Horrible Bosses

(Blu-ray & DVD | Nr | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #750

Win Percentage: 54%

Times Ranked: 6278

Top-20 Rankings: 23

Directed By: Seth Gordon

Starring: Jason BatemanJason SudeikisJennifer AnistonKevin SpaceyJamie Foxx

Genres: Black Comedy • Comedy • Workplace Comedy

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Zookeeper

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #10259

Win Percentage: 37%

Times Ranked: 470

Top-20 Rankings: 9

Directed By: Frank Coraci

Starring: Kevin JamesRosario DawsonLeslie BibbKen JeongDonnie Wahlberg

Genres: Animal Picture • Comedy • Family-Oriented Comedy

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Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG
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DVD Review: Fatal Secrets

I sat down to watch Fatal Secrets and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the revengeful thriller from Mti Home Video.

Fatal Secrets has an all-star cast that includes Dina Meyer, Vincent Spano, Lela Rochon, Lea Thompson, Ernie Hudson, Ed Begley Jr. and Tess Harper. The thriller is directed by Meir Sharony and written by Kathy Cotter and has Meyer as the lead character who meet sup with Spano who pretty much uses her and every other female in this movie. 

As Fatal Secrets goes along it teams up three women who want to seek revenge on the male characterr who pretty much uses woman and leaves them when he's done, if you get what I'm saying.  The story is pretty cool but nothing we haven't seen before for a revenge thriller type film. The user gets it in the end but he leaves a haunting memory behind
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Hilary Swank's "Resident" Evil, the Second Flight of "Black Swan," and More New DVDs

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"The Resident" (2011)

Directed by Antti Jokinen

Released by Image Entertainment

This actually isn't the first time Hilary Swank has seen one of her films go direct to DVD after the films "Red Dust" and "Birds of America" suffered the same fate, but surely there was more riding on this horror film from the resurgent Hammer Films about a recently separated doctor who learns her Brooklyn loft isn't quite as wonderful as she thought it would be. "Secretary" screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson co-wrote this film, which co-stars Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lee Pace.

"The Mikado" (1939)

Directed by Victor Schertzinger

Released by Criterion Collection

"Topsy-Turvy" (1999)

Directed by Mike Leigh

Released by Criterion Collection

Sold separately, Criterion is making no secret of trying to appeal to Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics with special editions of "The Mikado," a straight-up adaptation of the musical duo's most famous opera, and Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy,
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Trailer, Artwork and DVD/VOD Release Date For Fatal Secrets

 

                                  

 Fatal Secrets  Discover what Everyone has to Hide March 29... only on DVD and VOD

 For Immediate Release:

 Miami, Fl -- Now in their 27th year (1984-2011), Mti Home Video has become the premier film  studio for independent filmmakers.   On March 29, 2011,  they  will release the thriller  Fatal Secrets on DVD and VOD.

 In the film, a charming man with a secret background pushes an attractive woman to her breaking point.  So, she enlists her two best friends to help confront  him. The women underestimate the consequences when they take matters into their own hands, as their opponent forces them into a desperate situation, where everyone has to pay a price.

 Fatal Secrets stars  Dina Meyer (Saw, Starship Troopers), Vincent Spano (Texas Rangers , Alive), Lela Rochon (Any Given Sunday, Waiting to Exhale), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City), Ernie Hudson (Oz, Ghostbusters), Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express, St. Elsewhere
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Sexy Saw II Star Dina Meyer Tackles Fatal Secrets, Arriving This March

Helmed by Meir Sharony and penned by Kathy Cotter, new thriller 'Fatal Secrets' is scheduled to hit DVD and be available On-Demand from 29 March 2011. Previously known as 'Balancing the Books' this little flick has had to wait quite a while to see a release having been shot all the way back in 2009. 'Saw II's sexy cop Dina Meyer (below), whom you may remember getting topless in Paul Verhoevens' 'Starship Troopers', stars along with Vincent Spano, Lea Thompson ('Back to the Future'), Lela Rochon, Ed Begley Jr., 'Ghostbuster's Ernie Hudson, Tess Harper and Erik Aude. Check out the trailer and synopsis below....
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Ernie Hudson, Dina Meyer, and Lea Thompson Wish to Share Their Fatal Secrets

Then again, maybe they don’t. Although director Meir Sharony’s upcoming thriller “Fatal Secrets” was completed way back in 2009, it won’t find a home on DVD and VOD until March 29th, 2011. Very strange. And while the plot doesn’t sound overwhelmingly entertaining, the cast certainly makes up for the story’s inherent shortcomings. In addition to Ernie Hudson, Dina Meyer, and Lea Thompson, the film also stars Vincent Spano, Jeremy London, and Ed Bedley, Jr. Regardless of what you think of the trailer embedded below, you’ve got to admit that’s a pretty unusual collection of thespians. I guess we’ll see how it all comes together when Mti drops this things onto retail shelves in a few weeks. Here’s what the film’s all about: In the film, a charming man with a secret background pushes an attractive woman to her breaking point. So, she
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