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Competition: Win copy of ‘Spark’ on Blu-ray

18 September 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Win a Blu-ray copy of Spark. The thrilling intergalactic adventures of a teen monkey and his gang zoom onto Blu-ray and DVD, in an animated sci-fi comedy from the makers of The Nut Job and Coraline, featuring the talents of Patrick Stewart, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon.

Synopsis:

Spark is a wisecracking, teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk the pig Chunk, a fox called Vix and some insects. Thirteen years ago, power- hungry Zhong seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark and his ragtag gang can stop him.

Spark is out now on Digital Download and on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD Monday 18th September. Order now: http://amzn.to/2h6ZrTQ

To win a copy of Spark on Blu-ray, »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win Spark on Blu-ray

16 September 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Win a Blu-ray copy of Spark! The thrilling intergalactic adventures of a teen monkey and his gang zoom onto Blu-ray and DVD, in an animated sci-fi comedy from the makers of The Nut Job and Coraline, featuring the talents of Patrick Stewart, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon.

Spark is a wisecracking, teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk the pig Chunk, a fox called Vix and some insects. Thirteen years ago, power- hungry Zhong seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark and his ragtag gang can stop him.

Out now on Digital Download and on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD Monday 18th September.

Order now via Amazon.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, October 1st. »

- Gary Collinson

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Toronto Film Review: ‘55 Steps’

9 September 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sometimes the labyrinthine paths of movie deal making offer more intrigue than the movie itself. How did a fact-based 1980s story of a battle for American mental patients’ rights become directed by a Swedish veteran, shot primarily in Germany, produced by that nation and Belgium as a vehicle for two star English-language actresses? Let alone written by a man whose last screen credit was 1977’s “Chatterbox,” a drive-in farce about a woman with a talking vajay-jay?

The answer might well be a story less worthy but more surprising than that told by “55 Steps.” What emerges a competent but uninspired case-pleading meller fails to elicit memorable work from any of its principal collaborators. The kind of award-bait social issue drama that — when as routinely handled as here — won’t likely attract actual awards, Bille August’s film might do better for leads Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank if it bypasses tepid big-screen prospects in favor of a »

- Dennis Harvey

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Movie Review – Logan Lucky (2017)

28 August 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan Lucky, 2017.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank, and Katherine Waterston.

Synopsis:

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina.

It was a relief when Steven Soderbergh announced he was returning to feature film making. Whilst his hiatus was extremely busy, it’s a real joy to see his signature style back on the big screen again. Logan Lucky is by no means a perfect film, but it’s a ton of fun and has some great performances.

Soderbergh regular Channing Tatum stars as Jimmy Logan, a down on his luck guy who’s just been fired from his job filling in sinkholes beneath a Nascar track. Along with his brother Clyde (Driver), he decides to pull off a heist during a race. With the help of incarcerated bank robber »

- Helen Murdoch

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Logan Lucky movie review: a waste of a heist

25 August 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Fun enough and diverting enough while you’re in the middle of it, but hints of something much richer and more satisfying dangle just out of its reach. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly like Steven Soderbergh’s films; love Adam Driver

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Well, it’s no Ocean’s Eleven. But it does include a joke about how it’s no Ocean’s Eleven, so that makes it okay, I guess?

I confess that my disappointment over Logan Lucky might be bigger than the movie deserves. It’s fun enough and diverting enough while you’re in the middle of it, as long as you don’t think about it too much. I will probably never watch it again and not be sorry about that, but that is also true of many other movies, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Second Opinion – Logan Lucky (2017)

25 August 2017 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan Lucky, 2017.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan, Farrah Mackenzie, Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Macon Blair, and Hilary Swank.

Synopsis:

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina.

Steven Soderbergh doesn’t do retirement. Or at least he wants you to believe he can. Since he announced his departure from feature filmmaking only four years back, he’s shot and directed two seasons of The Knick, produced two season of Red Oaks and The Girlfriend Experience and found time to act as cinematographer for Magic Mike Xxl. So retirement was never really on the cards.

But those four years left cinema baron, a Soderbergh sized hole left gaping. Few filmmakers bridged the gap between arthouse and Hollywood quite like Soderbergh and Logan Lucky, his rapturous return, »

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Movie Review – Logan Lucky (2017)

24 August 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan Lucky, 2017.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson and Katherine Waterston.

Synopsis:

Out of work and with alimony payments to keep up, Jimmy Logan comes up with a plan to make some fast money.  He and his brother Clyde will rob the vault at the new Nascar stadium nearby.  But they can’t do it alone.  They need an explosives expert and the best in the business is languishing in prison.  His name is Joe Bang.

Steven Soderbergh’s return is no big surprise: nobody ever really thought he’d stay away from the movies permanently.  His coming back was more a question of “when” rather than “if”.  He’s back with Logan Lucky, a film that, on the surface, sounds remarkably familiar – a heist comedy – but dig a little deeper and you’ll find »

- Freda Cooper

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Review. "Logan Lucky"—Steven Soderbergh Remains in Fine Form

21 August 2017 5:53 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

There has always been something rather Hawksian about Steven Soderbergh. Speaking with the French magazine Positif in 1993, Soderbergh actually brought up Howard Hawks, a venerable icon of Hollywood cinema, stating, “The career I would like is John Huston’s or Howard Hawks’s. You know, very varied, many different subjects.” It’s true Soderbergh and Hawks diverge greatly in terms of form—the latter is straightforward, classically composed, no frills; the former is stylish, spontaneous, technically innovative—but their recurring subject matter, with a little stretching, isn’t far removed. Take the focus on working professionals in Traffic (2000), the Ocean’s films (2001, ‘04, ‘07), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), and Magic Mike (2012); though not exactly traditional Hawksian occupations, there is a firm appreciation for a job to do and to be done well. More than that, though, what connects Howard Hawks and Steven Soderbergh is their uniform consistency, not necessarily in terms of year-after-year quantity, »

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Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ is a Gem

20 August 2017 9:15 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

We saw Soderbergh’s new film today and it is a gem.

by Peter Belsito and Sydney Levine, editor

Supposedly he wrote, shot and directed Logan Lucky although the writing credit goes to Rebecca Blunt, that is conjectured to be a pseudonym.

Logan Lucky

The movie is a low key, understated, hilarious, heist film with many characters who are mostly working class (mean Southern here). The principals devise an incredibly complex heist scheme that is a joy to watch and so funny that they could actually pull it off.

These shrewd ‘hillbilly’ types (West Virginia) go after the concession stand dollars at a huge fan car racetrack event (Coca-Cola 600 Nascar race). These dollars are moved to an underground vault through a large system of air tubes (pneumatics) and our crew figures out how to intercept and take the money in a variety of extremely clever and hilarious maneuvers. Timing is »

- Sydney Levine

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Movie Review – Logan Lucky (2017)

18 August 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan Lucky. 2017

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan, Farrah Mackenzie, Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Macon Blair, and Hilary Swank.

Synopsis:

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina.

By now most filmgoers are aware that Logan Lucky marks the end of directing retirement for Steven Soderbergh (hallelujah), but an incredibly noteworthy piece of information is that the film’s credited writer Rebecca Blunt is believed to be a fictitious person and pseudonym for another writer, possibly Steven Soderbergh himself. Odd touches such as this are to be expected from one of the all-time greats (including a fantastic riff on the “no one was harmed during the making of this film”ending credits graphic), and are just a few reasons why the director hasn’t lost a step during his time away. »

- Robert Kojder

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The Preview Reel: Will the Hitman’s Bodyguard Get Over Logan Lucky?

18 August 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Welcome to the “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Annabelle: Creation scared away the competition last week with an impressive $35 million. The summer box office is starting to wind down and we have two intriguing, but mostly low-profile releases this week; the buddy comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the Nascar heist flick, Logan Lucky. Both look to tickle your funny bone, let’s see if either will succeed.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

What we are excited about: The one-two punch of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson is almost enough for us to get our butts in theaters. Add in the fact that it’s a “buddy” comedy, and we’re sold. The trailers have been leaning heavily on the two actor’s comedic chops, and for good reason as these are two of Hollywood’s funniest men. Hopefully the film will »

- Scott Davis

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Three new posters for Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky

18 August 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just under a week to go until the Us release of Logan Lucky, a new poster has arrived online for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming crime caper which stars Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, and Adam Driver; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Logan Lucky here

Update: And here’s another two posters…

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logan Lucky is set for release on August 18th in the States and on August 25th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid, and Brian Gleeson. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Scott Reviews Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky [Theatrical Review]

17 August 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Given that it’s his first feature film in the four years – a comparatively standard break for most other filmmakers – since the prolific Steven Soderbergh announced he would make no more, Logan Lucky has been accorded perhaps more import than it can reasonably shoulder. For the average moviegoer unaware of such trappings, however, the film should emerge fairly quickly for what it is – a bunch of goons having fun, with some cheap sentiment thrown in at the end.

Goon the first is Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), recently fired from a construction site for a bum knee he failed to note on his insurance forms. He’s separated from his wife (now married to a very successful man, as ex-wives in movies must be), trying to maintain a hand in raising his daughter, but keeps falling a leg or two behind. Poverty has a way of making everything else difficult. But »

- Scott Nye

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Logan Lucky – Review

17 August 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With Steven Soderbergh in the director’s seat, Logan Lucky is a smart heist film with plenty of laughs and surprises along the way. The story follows the Logan siblings; Jimmy (Channing Tatum), whose football career was ended by a bad knee, Clyde (Adam Driver), who tends bar at the Duct Tape Lounge with his one arm, the other having been blown off in Iraq, and sexy sister Mellie (Riley Keough), who cuts hair in a down-scale salon. The Logans are a working-class family known for a history of bad luck. After being canned from his job repairing sinkholes under the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy gets the idea to pull of an elaborate heist. With his knowledge of a series of pneumatic underground tubes that connect the Speedway’s concession and souvenir stands to a large vault filled with cash, Jimmy sees the perfect opportunity to steal it all during a Nascar race, »

- Tom Stockman

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First Look & Clip: ’55 Steps’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Hilary Swank

16 August 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As we go through the terrific lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we’re continually being pleasantly surprised by the smaller movies making an appearance — ones that don’t necessarily land in the headlines. One such picture that’s caught our attention is “55 Steps.”

Directed by Bille August (“Night Train To Lisbon,” “The House Of The Spirits,” “Smilla’s Sense Of Snow“) and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, and Jeffrey Tambor, the film tells the true story of Eleanor Riese, who fought for the rights of mentally ill patients to weigh in on their treatment.

Continue reading First Look & Clip: ’55 Steps’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Hilary Swank at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Logan Lucky Movie Review

16 August 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Logan Lucky Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank and Daniel Craig Engaging in activities in somewhat familiar territory can be both a terrifying and liberating experience. Oscar-winning director, Steven Soderbergh, is returning to the crime and heist genres with his intriguing upcoming movie, ‘Logan Lucky,’ which […]

The post Logan Lucky Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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'Logan Lucky' Review: Steven Soderbergh's Return to Movies Is a Heist-Flick Blast

16 August 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Steven Soderbergh, the Oscar-winning director of Traffic (2000) and films as diverse as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Kafka (1991), his two-part biopic Che (2008) and The Girlfriend Experience (2009),  returns to features after a four year absence with a cool breeze of summertime sweetness called Logan Lucky. On the surface, this let's-rob-a-racetrack caper looks like a redneck spin on Ocean's 11, his starry (Clooney, Pitt, Damon) 2001 box-office hit. And in some ways it is. "I've lost interest in anything that smells important," the 54-year-old director recently told the New York Times.  

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Will Hitman's Bodyguard or Logan Lucky Be the Last Big Hit of Summer?

15 August 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After easily taking the top spot last weekend with just over $35 million, Annabelle: Creation, another hit Conjuring spin-off for New Line Cinema, already earned more than twice its $15 million budget back in just its opening weekend. Standing in its way of a repeat are a pair of action-comedies arriving in wide release, Lionsgate's The Hitman's Bodyguard and Bleecker Street's Logan Lucky, which both feature all-star casts. We're predicting that, since neither new release will have a particularly strong debut, it will be a very close weekend, with Logan Lucky just barely coming out on top with $20.4 million, followed by The Hitman's Bodyguard with $18.6 million and Annabelle: Creation with $18.2 million.

There are a number of factors that lead us to believe it will be a low-grossing, tight weekend at the box office. For one, it doesn't seem that either Logan Lucky, which brings director Steven Soderbergh out of his self-imposed "retirement, »

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Toronto: Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson Directorial Debuts Added to Lineup

15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Toronto Film Festival has added to its 2017 edition world premieres for Aaron Sorkin's and Brie Larson's directorial debuts.

TIFF also added another six titles to its gala lineup with world premieres for John Curran's Ted Kennedy drama Chappaquiddick, starring Jim Gaffigan and Olivia Thirlby, and the Richard Gere-starrer Three Christs, director Jon Avnet's film about a doctor treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients who all believe they are Jesus Christ.

The festival will also feature world-premiere screenings of Bille August's 55 Steps, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank; Francois Girard's Hochelaga, Terre des Ames; and Tali Shalom-Ezer's My Days »

- Etan Vlessing

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Steven Soderbergh: Ranking his films

14 August 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

This week marks the official return to cinemas of Steven Soderbergh. Even though he never stopped working, it’s been a few years since he’s been in the film business, opting more for television in the interim. Well, that’s no longer the case. He has a movie hitting screens in a few days, the heist comedy Logan Lucky. This ensemble adventure is a real good time, marking something both rather similar and also a little different for the director. It’s essentially the perfect return for him. Beyond that, it’s just quality cinema. I’ll give you a little on it next, but after that, we’ll run down his filmography to date. Read on… In case you missed it last time, a bit on Logan Lucky. Is the movie basically a hillbilly take on Ocean’s 11? Yes. Still, it’s a ton of fun. We meet »

- Joey Magidson

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