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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Pompeii

16 April 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $45.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Retribution) tackles the classic tragedy of Pompeii in this 2014 movie.

Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington stars in the film as Milo, a stave-turned-gladiator who’s trying to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) from being forced to marry a corrupt Roman Senator … all while Mount Vesuvius erupts, pouring lava and ash over the city.

Carrie-Anne Moss (Memento) and Keifer Sutherland (Melancholia) also star in the film, which is rated PG-13.

Critics did not care for Pompeii much, giving it only 24% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers liked it only minimally better with 46%. The reviews could be why the movie came and went from theaters, grossing only $23 million.

The Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:

filmmakers’ commentarycast and character featurette “The Assembly”special effects featurette “The Volcanic Eruption. »

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Two New Pompeii TV Spots Online

3 April 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii nears eruption on April 30, there are a few more rumbles from on high to announce its arrival. Today, that comes in the shape of two new TV spots from the film, which largely feature trailer clips we've seen before but have a slightly new spin. Take a look below. brightcove.createExperiences();The story, aside from chronicling the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79Ad that reduced the nearby Roman city of Pompeii to an ash pit, follows Kit Harington's gladiator slave Milo and his love for Emily Browning's high-born Cassia. The difference in their social statuses is just the beginning, however: she's also engaged to a much older Senator (Keifer Sutherland) and, er, the city's about to be destroyed.  brightcove.createExperiences();The film also stars Carrie Anne Moss, Jared Harris and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and should do for ancient Rome's second city what »

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Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

24 March 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance’s director of programming, about the selection (see below for full lineup).

Sundance London, which runs April 25-27, will include 21 feature films and 18 shorts across five sections, as well as live performances by a number of musical acts, which will be linked to movies screening at the fest, and a series of panel discussions.

Cooper says that when Robert Redford and the Sundance team set up the London event, one of their motivations was to give added exposure to U.S. indie films in the international market.

“We realized that the international life of an American independent film was crucial to its success,” he says. The London fest’s creation was partly driven by an impulse to do “anything we »

- Leo Barraclough

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Is a New 'Matrix' Trilogy Being Planned?

28 February 2014 1:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski are reportedly developing a brand new sequel trilogy for The Matrix, with Warner Bros. eyeing a 2017 release for the first movie.

The filmmakers are rumored to have already turned in outlines and treatments to the studio, which is desperate for a big blockbuster franchise. Warner Bros. reportedly wants the first movie ready by 2017 so it can compete against the highly-anticipated sequels Star Wars: Episode VIII and Avatar 3, which are slated for release that year.

While it isn't clear which way the filmmakers plan on taking this new trilogy, one of the early outlines reportedly explores how The Matrix was first created. It's too early to tell if this is the route they plan on taking since the story is still very fluid. It also isn't clear if Keanu Reeves will be back as Neo, or if any of the other cast members will be back. »

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Is a New Matrix Trilogy on the Way?

28 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Are the Wachowskis working on a new "Matrix" trilogy? That's the rumor coming from Latino Review , who say that the Jupiter Ascending filmmakers are returning to the franchise which brought in $1.632 billion for Warner Bros. Pictures. It's been over 10 years since the last film hit theaters. The Matrix , starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving, opened in theaters in 1999 and was followed by both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. According to the site: "We.ve been told that the Wachowski.s have already started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio. No word if they will want to direct but my money says .Claro que Si!.... The derisive ending of »

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Director Paul W.S. Anderson Talks Pompeii, the Visual Effects, Deleted Scenes, Resident Evil 6, and More

26 February 2014 10:32 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii.  The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier.  The film also stars Jared HarrisAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeCarrie-Anne MossSasha RoizJessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Anderson.  He talked about the challenge of bringing Pompeii to life, the visual effects, deleted scenes, whether the script changed during the development process, the status of Resident Evil 6, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say. Paul W.S. Anderson: The challenge of making Pompeii come to »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Pompeii' Studio Says It Can Survive Disastrous U.S. Box Office

26 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.  Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson's big-budget disaster movie, is the latest costly production fully financed by Germany's Constantin Film to flop at the U.S. box office. The $100 million epic, starring Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss, got buried in ash over the Feb. 21 weekend, grossing just $10.3 million in the U.S. while collecting another $22.8 million in 37 markets abroad. It follows last year's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which grossed a paltry $31 million domestic and 2011's

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- Scott Roxborough

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Pompeii Review

23 February 2014 6:29 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

There are certain events from history that inherently lend themselves to being depicted on the movie screen. One such event is the destruction of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 Ad. Pompeii has already been used as the setting of no less than nine films, many of them based on or inspired by Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1834 novel The Last Days of Pompeii. Now, the famous disaster is being brought to the screen again in a new film by director/writer/producer Paul W. S. Anderson, simply titled Pompeii. While Pompeii manages to be kind of fun, it remains pretty dumb, definitely cheesy, and not something you should rush out to see.

In the year 79 Ad, Milo (Kit Harington) is a Celtic slave who has been gaining fame for his prowess as a gladiator. When Milo and his fellow slaves are taken »

- Timothy Monforton

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Lego Movie tops Us box office for third week - top ten in full

23 February 2014 10:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Lego Movie has held on to the number one spot at the Us box office for the third weekend in a row.

The Warner Bros computer-animated movie took in $31.4m, earning a total of $183.1m. It beat two new releases - 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii - for the number one spot.

The Lego Movie features voices from actors including Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day and Nick Offerman.

Kevin Costner's action-thriller 3 Days to Kill debuted in second place with $12.3m, while Pompeii took third place with $10m.

Directed by Paul Ws Anderson, Pompeii is a disaster-adventure movie starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss and Kiefer Sutherland.

The RoboCop remake slipped from third place to fourth place with $9.2. The film stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role.

Both Ride Along and Frozen remained on the top ten »

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Box Office: Lego Movie Kicks Pompeii's Ash

23 February 2014 10:05 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Everything is still awesome for The Lego Movie. It was #1 at the box office for a third straight weekend. It added another $31 million to its domestic tally. The 3D animated film based on children's building blocks now has a domestic cume north of $180 million. The two newcomers, McG's 3 Days to Kill and Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, placed second and third at the box office. 3 Days to Kill, which stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen, pulled in $12 million for the weekend. Which to be fair, isn't bad at all when you measure it against a modest budget of $28 million. While Pompeii finished in third with $10 million. The film uses the historical eruption of Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop to a fictional love story. It stars: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and cost over $100 million »

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Box office report: 'Lego' three-peats at No. 1 with $31.5 million, '3 Days to Kill' takes second, 'Pompeii' fizzles

23 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ancient volcanoes and box-office vets proved no match for The Lego Movie, even after three weekends in theaters. Warner Bros.’ 3-D extravaganza earned an estimated $31.45 million and beat its new competition by more than double. Lego’s domestic total is now $183.2 million — surpassing The Lorax’s 17-day total by about $25 million. Despite adding 115 screens, Lego dropped about 37% from last weekend.

The Kevin Costner-led action pic 3 Days to Kill  came in a distant second with an estimated $12.3 million from 2,872 theaters. That gives the PG-13, McG-directed Relativity thriller a respectable $4,238 per screen average. Exit polls show an eerily perfect audience gender »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Emily Browning Talks Pompeii, Doing Her Own Stunts, God Helps The Girl, and More

22 February 2014 8:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii.  The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier.  The film also stars Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Browning.  She talked about her reaction to the finished film, how Anderson likes to beat up his actors,if the script changed during production, what it was like being at Sundance for God Helps the Girl, and more.  Hit the jump for what she had to say. Emily Browning: What was her reaction to the finished film? »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Pompeii': What the Critics Are Saying

21 February 2014 4:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paul W.S. Anderson's 3-D disaster film Pompeii hits theaters Friday, starring Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas alongside Jared Harris and Kiefer Sutherland. Set in 79 A.D., the feature recounts the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the Roman city, and is expected to open south of $15 million -- a dismal start, considering the movie's $100 million-plus budget. Story: Box-Office Preview: Will 'Pompeii' Get Buried? Read what top critics are saying about Pompeii below: The Hollywood Reporter's film critic Jordan Mintzer called the feature "a

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Critical mass: 'Pompeii' doesn't exactly blow the critics away

21 February 2014 1:05 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The thing I find most surprising about Pompeii is that there aren’t two rival Pompeii movies. The Paul W.S. Anderson movie has the look and feel of Deep Impact/Armageddon and Volcano/Dante’s Peak (though, believe it or not, Roman Polanski was once attached to direct).

Alas, Pompeii has the field to itself, a big-budget 3-D disaster epic that lands smack in the box-office dead zone of February. It’s just crazy enough to work!

Game of ThronesKit Harington plays Milo, a Roman slave-turned-gladiator who catches the eye of an upper-class beauty (Emily Browning) who in turn »

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Kevin Costner’s ’3 Days to Kill,’ ‘Pompeii’ Open Modestly

21 February 2014 10:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity’s “3 Days to Kill” and Sony’s “Pompeii” have launched with moderate U.S. returns from latenight Thursday screenings.

The Kevin Costner actioner “3 Days” took in an estimated $325,000 at 10 p.m. shows, while “Pompeii” delivered $235,000 at 1,785 locations.

Both numbers were in line with recent grosses from 10 p.m. Thursday showings of “The Family,” which did $375,000 on its way to a $14 million and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” which did $325,000 on its way to a $15.5 million.

Both new films are forecasted to finish the weekend in the same range, while Warner’s third frame of “The Lego Movie” will win its third weekend in the $34 million to $36 million range.

“Lego” took in $2.7 million on Thursday to lift its domestic cume to $151.7 million after 14 days.

The weekend box office is expected to slow down considerably since last week’s busy Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend saw four new entries, led »

- Dave McNary

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Pompeii Movie Review

21 February 2014 8:31 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Pompeii Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue If you were hoping “Pompeii” would ditch the lava in exchange for nonsensical political and romantic melodrama, Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest is for you – and probably only you. “Pompeii” opens with a baby Jon Snow – er, Milo. He thinks he’s all safe and sound, but upon emerging from his hut, finds his town and his parents being massacred at the hands of the Romans lead by Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland). Little Milo manages to escape, but ultimately is thrown into slavery and raised as a  [ Read More ]

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- Perri Nemiroff

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Talks Pompeii, the Special Effects, Getting to Sing and Dance in the Annie Remake, and More

21 February 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii.  The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier.  The film also stars Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays a fellow gladiator and friend to Milo.   He talked about his reaction to the finished film, the special effects and how they couldn't have been done a few years ago, how Anderson likes to beat up his actors, the way he prepared for the role, getting to sing and dance in director Will Gluck's Annie remake, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Pompeii – The Review

21 February 2014 7:38 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Going into a film from the director of Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, and Avp: Alien Vs. Predator, one has to put aside any hope that Pompeii will be anything more than a mindless 3-D adventure. I mean . . . look at the title. The inevitable volcanic eruption is far from just hinted at in the advertising for the disaster flick. And while one could argue that the film is quite a bit late to the whole disaster film crazy unofficially reignited by Roland Emmerich, the film’s director seems to be a slave to a script that attempts to be much more than just the kitschy spectacle that the film’s title would imply.

Pompeii wants to have its dramatic cake and explode it too. The film takes itself way too seriously instead of embracing the ‘B-movie’ style that it should. For the first hour we are treated to the recycled story »

- Michael Haffner

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Film Review: Explosive Conclusion is the Fate for ‘Pompeii’

21 February 2014 6:10 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – For a film in which everyone knows the ending walking in, “Pompeii” creates a decent good-versus-evil precursor to the volcanic big bang, and enough sword and sandals style fight sequences to provide some action. It all comes down to an active volcano, in modern digital design and 3D.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Although the screenplay is stiff and old fashion, there is something reliable about Kiefer Sutherland playing a Roman senator villain in 79 A.D., and it always seems like he’s having fun while he snarls. The story unwinds as a revenge scenario, as Sutherland’s character slaughtered an entire town as a military officer, and Milo the Celt – who later became a slave – saw it all as a child, including his parent’s demise. The pre-volcanic activities includes a comely Pompeii maiden, and it becomes a Roman holiday for all, at least before the big bang. The special effects are smashing, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Pompeii' Review: A Handy Survival Guide For This Disaster Flick

21 February 2014 3:07 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Director Paul W.S. Anderson trades unstoppable zombies for an unstoppable force of nature in "Pompeii," a sword-and-sandal disaster epic essentially billed as "Titanic" meets "Gladiator" meets, well, "Volcano".

Kit Harington stars as Milo, a slave-turned-gladiator trying to save his newfound love interest, Cassia (Emily Browning) while simultaneously avenging his parents' death at the hands of a corrupt Roman senator (Kiefer Sutherland). All while one of history's most infamous natural disasters turns the ancient city of Pompeii into smoldering rubble around them. Now that's some serious multitasking.

Believe it or not though, "Pompeii" isn't a total disaster. In fact, it's actually pretty good cheesy fun, assuming you go into it with the right mindset. So with that said, here's a handy survival guide to help get you through this late-February guilty pleasure movie.

Think of it like a PG-13 "Game of Thrones".

In addition to casting Jon Snow as another sword-wielding »

- Rick Mele

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