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Mission impenetrable: are Hollywood blockbusters losing the plot?

6 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Fast & Furious to the Avengers, Terminator and Jurassic World, the trend for ridiculously over-complicated storylining is out of control this year. Is it time for a purge?

Forty-five minutes into the seventh Fast & Furious movie, Vin Diesel drives towards a huge precipice. The audience have only the faintest idea why he’s there. Ditto why they have paraglided their cars into Azerbaijan. Is it Azerbaijan? It’s probably to rescue someone … who was it again? Something to do with a surveillance gizmo means they need to find their nemesis Jason Statham, except Statham seems to find them whenever he wants, being the one about to push Diesel off the cliff, not the random mercenaries they’re nicking the device from. Only Kurt Russell – who’s watching everything from his covert-ops unit and chatting about craft ale – seems to understand what the hell is going on.

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- Phil Hoad

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Guy Ritchie Marries Jacqui Ainsley -- and Brad Pitt Attends the Wedding!

10 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Guy and his gal! Guy Ritchie married his model girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley in Wiltshire, England, on Thursday, July 30, Us Weekly can confirm. The couple said "I do" at their Ashcombe home. An insider tells Us that Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Jason Statham, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were in attendance. Most guests will be sleeping in white tents and teepees overnight. According to Daily Mail, other guests that were invited include Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, and Pitt's ex Gwyneth Paltrow. Coming along nicely [...] »

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Richard Linklater's ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ Lands Official Spring 2016 Release Date

27 July 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At the beginning of the year, Richard Linklater felt confident that his tentatively titled, spiritual sequel to "Dazed & Confused — "That's What I'm Talking About" — would “...probably be out next summer or fall.” However, we'll be waiting a bit longer. Paramount has officially slated the movie to hit cinemas on April 15, 2016. That will put it up against Disney's "The Jungle Book" and Jason Statham's "Mechanic: Resurrection," but fills the vacant slot left by "Bad Moms," a comedy project produced by Judd Apatow, and slated to star Leslie Mann, that the studio was trying to turn around quickly, but fell apart when the pair exited last month. Read More: Richard Linklater Says A Possible 'Boyhood' Sequel Is "In The Ether" It's an interesting gamble by Paramount, who clearly believe that Linklater's film, led by an ensemble of lesser known young actors — Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Richard Linklater's Baseball Movie Set for Release in 2016

27 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Boyhood director Richard Linklater's next film, a currently untitled baseball movie, will hit theaters on April 15, 2016. The Annapurna film, which Paramount will release in North America, stars Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch. It was previously called That’s What I’m Talking About. The movie centers on freshmen who work their way through the first year of college life as they try to make the baseball team. Also opening on April 15, 2016, are Universal's comedy The Best Man Wedding, Disney's live-action Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau and Lionsgate's Mechanic: Resurrection starring Jason Statham. Paramount's

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- Rebecca Ford

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Cordon, Latitude Festival

25 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Nation's Favourite '80s Number One: ITV, 9pm

We're not quite sure who votes in these programmes, but tonight we will see who a certain number of people in the UK decided was the best chart-topper of the 1980s.

Expect high entries from Michael Jackson, The Human League, Madness, Madonna and co, and interviews with the likes of Spandau Ballet and Bonnie Tyler.

Transporter: The Series: Channel 5, 9pm

The third episode of the TV adaptation that may be sadly lacking a lot of Jason Statham, but still packs its own dose of punch and power.

Frank takes a job chauffeuring a rich young socialite back to her father, before it quickly descends into a protection task involving German crime lords.

Cordon: BBC Four, 9pm

The final two parts of the Flemish drama air on BBC Four this evening, starting with an explosive raid on the lab as Jana is desperate to escape. »

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Wild Card DVD Review

24 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Max Casella

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 92 minutes

Special Features: Original Sin – Las Vegas and the Characters of Wild Card / The Script / The Stunts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen William Goldman‘s name on a script. The now-legendary writer brought us Marathon Man and All The President’s Men, before going on to write industry bible Adventures In The Screen Trade and fantasy classic The Princess Bride. Now he’s back with Wild Card, an adaptation of his novel Heat. It’s an Elmore Leonard-style tapestry of world weary characters seeking vengeance or enlightenment in the neon jungle of Las Vegas. You could easily see an actor-director combo like Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel taking on the material – though of course the book was published in the Eighties, »

- Steve Palace

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New images from The Transporter Refueled

23 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Icon Film Distribution has released a batch of new images from the upcoming action sequel The Transporter Refueled, which sees Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) taking over the role of Frank Martin from Jason Statham; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Transporter Refueled


Frank Martin is the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this »

- Gary Collinson

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The Future Of "Terminator" & "Furious 8"

22 July 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Several weeks on from the release of "Terminator Genisys," Paramount is reportedly taking a wait and see approach regarding the Terminator franchise. Reviews for the new film were dire, and domestically the film has only nabbed $81 million.

Globally it has proven better, with $278 million so far and the lucrative China box-office market still to come, but even so - the numbers aren't good enough for Paramount to be rushing forward with a follow-up. A source tells THR: "We will definitely need to see the holds globally to confirm that people like the film."

As the rights revert to James Cameron in 2019, the plan was to film the next two movies back-to-back to get them done in time, but that may no longer be a viable option anymore. Don't expect a decision either way until later in the year.

In news of a much more successful sequel and potential follow-up, producer »

- Garth Franklin

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The Best Film Scores of 2015 (So Far)

21 July 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Either I’ve been staying on top of my homework or 2015 has been an exceptionally strong year for film scores already. From blockbuster disappointments to indie oddities and mindless action sequels, film music has once again shown it can transcend its respective dreck just as much as it can enhance the cinematic experience. With film festival season on the horizon, let’s check in with the best movie music of the year:

8. ChappieHans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro, Andrew Kawczynski

Neil Blomkamp’s movies seem to be getting worse, but Hans Zimmer’s sensibilities are getting more exotic and daring. Course-correcting from the massive publicity stunt that was The Amazing Spider-man 2, the master of bombast continues to experiment with digital textures, recruiting pupils Kawczyksnki and Mazzaro for a score that humanizes and contextualizes the childish perspective of its Robocop with a heart of gold.

“It’s a Dangerous City” introduces »

- David Klein

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Everything we know so far about Fast & Furious 8: The cast, the plot and latest rumours

21 July 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fast & Furious 7 surprised everyone when it became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time earlier this year, which obviously means an eighth instalment is on its way.

The world can't get enough of Dominic Toretto and his gang, who have grown from simple street racers to heist kings in a Mission: Impossible-Ocean's Eleven hybrid.

Furious 8 will be released worldwide on April 14, 2017, but fans are already searching for the latest updates. So here's everything we know so far, with the newest information right at the top...

Could Eva Mendes make a long-awaited return?

Inside sources have claimed that Mendes may make a comeback in Furious 8 as agent Monica Fuentes.

Monica was a main character in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but made a post-credits cameo in Fast Five. Reports claim that she might team up with Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Dom (Vin Diesel) to take on a new villain in New York. »

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Meet our new podcast: Geeks Say Things!

17 July 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The very first Den Of Geek! (UK) podcast - here's episode one of Geeks Say Things!

This is all your fault. Sort of. For many years, we have been asked if we've considered doing a podcast. And we have. The difference is that now we've actually done it. So, ladies and gentlemen, meet Geeks Say Things!, a monthly burst of movies, TV, comics and such like.

This first episode is hosted and produced by Pete Dillon-Trenchard, and he's joined by Caroline Preece, Rob Leane, Matt Edwards and Jason Statham *.

Our aim with Geeks Say Things! is to limit each episode to around 30 minutes or so. And here's episode one....

The podcast is available on cassette tape, at a cost of £19.99 plus postage and packing. That's how modern we are....

* Not strictly true.

Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here. »

- simonbrew

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Georgia and Ukraine to join tax rebate club

17 July 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hosts of Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search and Transporter 3 set to add rebates; Ukraine to join Creative Europe framework.

Georgia and Ukraine are set to become the latest countries to introduce tax incentives in order to attract foreign productions to shoot in their locations.

Speaking at this week’s Film Industry Office forum in Odessa, David Vashadze, head of export and distribution at the Georgian National Film Center (Gnfc), revealed that a tax rebate scheme will be launched from next January.

Foreign producers wishing to benefit from the scheme will be required to reach a minimum of spend of $300,000 in Georgia and fulfil a minimum of three days of shooting in the country.

The minimum spend will be reduced to $150,000 for documentary projects.

The rebate would be 20% of the qualifying expenses and an additional 2% could be paid if there are more Georgian elements such as the hiring of local cast or the promotion of Georgian culture »

- (Martin Blaney)

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Eva Mendes to return for Fast and the Furious 8?

12 July 2015 11:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rumour: Eva Mendes to return for Fast and the Furious 8 in her role as agent Monica Fuentes from 2 Fast 2 Furious. Eva Mendes to return for Fast and the Furious 8?

Eva Mendes is reportedly set to return to The Fast and the Furious franchise, reprising her role from the second movie in the series, 2 Fast 2 Furious. We Got This Covered are claiming the exclusive saying that it is a done deal and that she’s already signed on for the return.

The site also says that the current plot of the eighth film actually hinges on her character of agent Monica Fuentes, who will team up with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the others to take on a new villain in New York City. The site also reports that both Helen Mirren and Jason Statham are still in talks to join the film. Wouldn’t »

- Paul Heath

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Peyton Reed interview: Ant-Man, Marvel, Back To The Future

12 July 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chatted to Peyton Reed about Marvel’s tiny blockbuster Ant-Man, and also a little about Back To The Future

This article contains a big spoiler for Fast & Furious 6. There are very, very light Ant-Man spoilers.

When Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel Studios, eight years into production on Ant-Man, whoever took the job was fated to end up melting under the magnifying glass of scrutiny, with a sun of an angry internet shining down on them. Or something.

The man who took the job was Peyton Reed of Yes Man, Bring It On and Down With Love vintage. Looking at the early reviews, it seems fair to say that he knocked it out of the park, presenting a fun film that blends original action, lots of laughs, and links to the wider Marvel cinematic universe.

We sat down with Mr Reed in a posh hotel room to talk about Ant-Man, »

- simonbrew

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First Look at the Punisher in 'Daredevil' Season 2

10 July 2015 10:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Early in the week, we reported that Marvel's Daredevil is officially shooting scenes for Season 2 in New York, with more action set to take placed in Hell's Kitchen. Along with that news came the first set photos, featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Elden Henson as his law firm partner Foggy Nelson. Today, we get another look at the set, and this time we get to see the one character everyone is dying to know more about, The Punisher!

Jon Bernthal signed onto play the popular Marvel character Frank Castle last month, but we haven't heard to much about his participation in the show. Showrunner Marco Ramirez described this new set of episodes as Daredevil Vs. The Punisher. With that said, that doesn't mean Frank and Matt are bitter enemies. They just have a different way of conducting business. Castle is a street assassin intent on taking out crime by any means neccessary. »

- MovieWeb

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Big Brother, T in the Park

10 July 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big Brother - Live Eviction: Channel 5, 9pm

Emma Willis presents tonight's live eviction - with Sam Kay, Harry Amelia Martin, Jack McDermott, and Chloe Wilburn all up for eviction, who will be next to leave?

As always, there'll be a full recap of the past 24 hours in the house, and an interview with this week's unlucky evicted housemate.

T in the Park: BBC Three, 9pm

Clara Amfo and Angela Scanlon host highlights from Scotland's biggest musical festival.

Coverage from Strathallan Castle in Perthshire includes performances from Rudimental and Sam Smith.

Unforgettable: Sky Living, 9pm

Don't forget to tune into the season three premiere tonight, as Carrie and her super memory return.

The season opens up with Carrie going undercover to help a Secret Service investigation. However things quickly turn sour when she has a bag thrown over her head.

Transporter: The Series: Spike, 9pm

As the title suggests, Transporter »

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Will Eva Mendes return as Monica Fuentes in Fast & Furious 8?

9 July 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eva Mendes has been tipped to return in the next instalment of the the Fast & Furious series.

The actress played agent Monica Fuentes in 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious and had a post-credits cameo in 2011's Fast Five.

Mendes's return has not been officially confirmed, but an anonymous source supposedly close to the production told We Got This Covered that she has signed on for the project.

The source said that agent Fuentes would team up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and others to take on a new villain in New York.

Conversations are still said to be taking place about the return of Jason Statham as bad guy Deckard Shaw and the introduction of Helen Mirren to the series.

The last movie in the series was this year's Fast & Furious 7, which starred Paul Walker in his final role after he died halfway through filming.

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Eva Mendes to star in Fast and Furious 8

9 July 2015 2:14 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Eva Mendes will return for the eighth 'Fast & Furious' film. The 41-year-old actress has reportedly signed on for the eighth film in the franchise to play agent Monica Fuentes, having starred as her in the 2003 sequel '2 Fast 2 Furious' and had a post-credits cameo in 2011's 'Fast Five'. A source close to the production told that Eva's character will be teaming up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the gang to take on a new villain in New York. Jason Statham is also set to reprise his 'Furious 7' role Deckard Shaw in 'Fast & Furious 8'. The 47-year-old actor, who played the special forces assassin in the most-recent instalment of the money-spinning franchise, has confirmed he is set to reprise the part and has told fans to expect some ''great stuff'' in the new movie. He »

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Exclusive: Eva Mendes Returning For Fast & Furious 8, New Character Revealed

8 July 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was reported back in April that Universal was interested in getting Eva Mendes to reprise the role of agent Monica Fuentes in the upcoming Fast & Furious 8, and now it appears that the star’s involvement is almost a done deal. A source close to the production tells We Got This Covered that the current plot of the eighth film actually hinges on her character, who played a significant role in 2 Fast 2 Furious and cameoed in Fast Five, and it’s pretty much a sure thing that Mendes will sign on.

Our source asked to remain anonymous, and their connection to the project is solid enough that we feel comfortable respecting that. They say that Fuentes will be teaming up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the gang to take on a new villain in the Big Apple. Additionally, conversations about Helen Mirren »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Lionsgate Developing ‘Expendables’ Mobile Game

8 July 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is partnering with Millennium Films and Hong Kong game maker Fifth Journey to develop a mobile game based on its “Expendables” franchise.

The studio plans to release a game for phones and tablets by the end of 2016, which could coincide with the release of the fourth film in the franchise.

Lionsgate has not yet dated a fourth “Expendables.” It opened the previous three films — which starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Dolph Lundgren — in 2010, 2012 and 2014, with worldwide box office totaling nearly $800 million.

“We’re delighted to partner with the incredibly talented and successful Avi Lerner of Millennium Films and the innovative Eric Tan of Fifth Journey to expand the universe of ‘The Expendables,'” said Peter Levin, Lionsgate’s president of interactive ventures and games. “Combining a powerful brand, a global fanbase stretching from North America to China and cutting edge technology, ‘The Expendables’ is »

- Dave McNary

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