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No Good Deed Blu-Ray Review

In the BBC crime series Luther, Idris Elba plays Dci John Luther to perfection. As brilliant as the psychopaths he hunts, and almost as tormented, Luther is one of TV’s great coppers, and Elba’s outstanding performance is fundamental to what makes him work so well. So, in No Good Deed, it’s a bit jarring to see him slip into the role of someone Luther would have relished bringing to justice.

As Colin, a “malignant narcissist” who escapes from prison and invades the home of suburban mother Terri (Taraji P. Henson) on a grim mission that I won’t spoil for you here, Elba is more dour and menacing than we’ve seen him before. He savors every horrifying threat that Colin throws Terri’s way, radiating a thinly veiled rage that threatens to bubble over into brutal violence. The actor’s imposing physical presence is a boon to him here,
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Surprise Box Office Hit ‘No Good Deed’ Coming to Blu-Ray DVD in January

Grossing some $52.5 million against a very modest $13 million budget, it’s fair to say that the Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson thriller, "No Good Deed," was a genuine late summer/early fall sleeper box office hit. Now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has wasted to no time in announcing that the film will be coming out on Blu-ray DVD on January 6th. There will be no actors or director’s commentary on the DVD, however there will be a few extras, including: a “Making a Thriller” featurette with producers Glenn S. Gainor and Will Packer, director Sam Miller, Elba and Henson, as they discuss the process of making a thriller, developing relatable characters, and...
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Screen Gems to Deliver Us from Evil at Home

July 4th weekend's horror offering, Deliver Us from Evil, is coming home to Blu-ray and DVD soon, and we have all the details you need along with the artwork. Break on through to the other side and dig it!

From the Press Release

From the director that brought audiences Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose comes the action-packed thriller Deliver Us From Evil, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 28th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Deliver Us From Evil is a chilling story inspired by the actual accounts of New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Ralph Sarchie (played by Eric Bana, Lone Survivor), who teams up with Father Mendoza (played by Edgar Ramírez, Zero Dark Thirty) to investigate a series of strange events that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) co-stars as Sarchie’s wife, and Joel McHale (“The Soup”) co-stars as Sarchie’s NYPD partner.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Lopez Among 276 New Academy Members for 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.

The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.

Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.

"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be.
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Class of 2013: 276 New Members Invited to Join the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got
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Academy adds record number of new members

Academy adds record number of new members
The Academy just added 276 Oscar voters.

That’s 100 more than last year, and part of an easing of a longstanding cap on the number of new members allowed to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.

AMPAS usually adds between 130 and 180 new members, replacing those who have quit or passed away. The membership now stands around 6,000.

Jason Bateman, Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmanuelle Riva, and Chris Tucker are among the actors who have been invited to join, the organization announced today.

Other interesting additions: the musician Prince, Girls and Tiny Furniture writer/director/actress Lena Dunham,
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276 Receive Membership Invites From The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.

“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”

The 2013 invitees are:

Actors

Jason Bateman – “Up in the Air,” “Juno

Miriam Colon – “City of Hope,” “Scarface

Rosario Dawson – “Rent,” “Frank Miller’s Sin City

Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls,” “Beloved

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Lincoln,” “The Dark Knight Rises

Charles Grodin – “Midnight Run,” “The Heartbreak Kid

Rebecca Hall – “Iron Man 3,” “The Town

Lance Henriksen – “Aliens,” “The Terminator

Jack Huston – “Not Fade Away,” “Factory Girl

Milla Jovovich – “Resident Evil,
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Film Academy Invites 276 New Members

Film Academy Invites 276 New Members
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay and Paul Feig are among the 276 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The total of new invitees is exactly 100 more than were tapped in 2012. Total membership in the Academy numbers more than 6,000.

“We’re very proud,” Academy prexy Hawk Koch told Variety. “The difference this year is we relaxed the quota system. In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn’t. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch.”

Koch said that in particular, visual effects and documentary were among the branches with the biggest gains, reflecting their intense recent growth.

Among the other
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Set Visit: Battle of the Year with Josh Holloway

Set Visit: Battle of the Year with Josh Holloway
We visit the Battle of the Year set in Whittier, California to speak with the cast and crew

Director Benson Lee's 2008 documentary Planet B-Boy proved that the art form of breakdancing is still alive and well today, decades after the popular dance craze started in the 1980s. The filmmaker returns to put a narrative spin on B-boying in the upcoming drama Battle of the Year, arriving in theaters September 13. Back in December 2011, I was invited to spend a day at the Whittier, California set to speak with the cast and crew of this dance-fueled drama. In case you missed it, clickHere to watch the second trailer that debuted last week.

During most movie set visits I attend, we spend the day watching scenes being shot and interviewing actors, writers, directors, producers, or whoever else is available. Due to some unfortunate scheduling complications, we didn't get to see a lot of shooting,
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Wamg At The Priest Junket

Hola kids…

It’s your old pal Melissa here, and I have a treat for you! This past week I was invited to the Priest Junket, and got a chance to sit down with some of the actors for the film. Then, I thought to myself, who better to share my interviews with than the movie geek community!

So, let’s get to the meat and potatoes!

Priest, a post-apocalyptic sci fi thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find
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DVD News: She’s Out of My League Out 6/22, The Joneses, Date Night and Death At A Funeral Hit 8/10

>> She’S Out Of My League makes a date on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD June 22, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Jay Baruchel plasys the role of Kirk, a smart and sweet underachiever who can’t believe his luck when the successful and gorgeous Molly (Alice Eve, Sex And The City 2) falls for him. But now that Kirk’s got the girl, he has to contend with his own insecurities and the incessant barrage of ego-deflating “support” from his smart-ass friends, crazy family and obnoxious ex-girlfriend. Showcasing a talented comedic supporting cast including T.J. Miller (Gulliver’s Travels), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Nate Torrence (Get Smart), Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad”) and Lindsay Sloane (The Other Guys), She’S Out Of My League delivers even more raucous laughs on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs feature deleted scenes including an extended ending, a blooper reel, a hilarious “do’s and don’ts” guide to
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Screen Gems 2010 Preview: Synopses and Images from Dear John, Death At A Funeral, Takers, Priest, The Roomate and More

Screen Gems has released synopses and some first look images from their 2010 films and it’s all after the jump. Some of the new/first look images are from The Roomate (starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly), Death at a Funeral (starring Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoë Saldaña), and Takers (starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, and Hayden Christensen).

Also, while they didn’t release any images, they did provide the first synopsis for Burlesque which stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci.

Check out everything after the jump. It’s posted by release date.

Dear John

February 5, 2010 Drama Directed by Lasse Hallström Screenplay by Jamie Linden Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producers Jeremiah Samuels, Toby Emmerich,
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