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The year in TV: The rise of single-director television seasons

15 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Clive Owen and Michael Angarano in The Knick

From the apparent death of the romantic sitcom to the resurgence of superhero shows, there have been a lot of developments in television over the year. But if there is one trend that has defined 2014 in television, it has been the migration of directors to the small screen for season-long projects. While not an idea that’s unique to the year, as the Jane Campion-helmed first season of Top of the Lake signalled the trend in 2013, this year’s television firmly established the migration as something more than a novelty.

Of course, big name directors hopping in for an episode or two of shows they are executive producers on is nothing new. Martin Scorsese’s direction in the pilot no doubt convinced some people to give Boardwalk Empire a chance, as did Neil Marshall’s work on the pilot of Constantine »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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New trailer for Wild Card starring Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara

15 December 2014 4:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release in the States next month, a new trailer has arrived online for Wild Card, the upcoming gambling thriller from director Simon West (The Expendables 2), which sees Jason Statham leading a cast that also includes Sofía Vergara (Modern Family), Stanley Tucci (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Michael Angarano (The Knick) and Anne Heche (Save Me).

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing.

Wild Card is set for release on January 30th in the States, »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch Jason Statham in new Wild Card trailer

14 December 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer for Wild Card has been unveiled.

The action-packed clip features Jason Statham portraying a high-stakes Blackjack expert on the loose in Las Vegas.

Sofía Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano and Anne Heche also feature in the movie.

Wild Card is an adaptation of William Goldman's novel Heat, based around a struggling gambling addict living in Las Vegas.

When Nick Wild (Statham) promises to take revenge on a gangster who beat up his friend, he finds himself in hot water.

A previous 1986 film adaptation starred Burt Reynolds.

Wild Card will be released in 2015. »

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New Trailer for Jason Statham's Wild Card Thriller

12 December 2014 5:12 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a domestic trailer for the upcoming "Wild Card" crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley, Tucci, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido. Check it out below. Plot: Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes... and this time, it's all or nothing. The new movie is directed by Simon West, who previously worked with Statham on "The Mechanic." It's set to be released in theaters and on VOD on January 30th, 2015. Trailer: »

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Lionsgate Unveils Full-Length Trailer for ‘Wild Card’ Starring Jason Statham

12 December 2014 1:21 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate has unveiled a brand-new trailer for the Jason Statham’s starrer, Wild Card, which also co-stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Sofía Vergara, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Dominik García-Lorido, and Jason Alexander.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.  Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.   Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy®Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay,Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay,All the President’s Men, 1976).” 

Wild Card is set for release »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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'Wild Card' Trailer Starring Jason Statham

12 December 2014 12:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How far would you go for a friend? Nick Wild sets out to prove his loyalty in a domestic trailer for the new action thriller Wild Card, which comes on the heels of two posters and an international trailer. Based on the fan-favorite novel by William Goldman, the film serves as a loose remake of the mostly forgotten 1987 Burt Reynolds' movie Heat, with Jason Statham stepping into replace the Hollywood icon.

Jason Statham is Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.&#160 Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.&#160&#160Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. »

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Go For A Thrill Ride With Jason Statham In First Wild Card Trailer

12 December 2014 12:16 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate has released the exciting first trailer and poster for director Simon West’s Wild Card, starring Jason Statham.

The huge cast also includes Michael Angarano (Cyrus Kinnick), Milo Ventimiglia (Danny DeMarco), Dominik García-Lorido (Holly), Anne Heche (Roxy), Sofia Vergara (Dd), Max Casella (Osgood), Jason Alexander (Pinky), Francois Vincentelli (Benny), Davenia McFadden (Millicent ), Chris Browning (Tiel), Matthew Willig (Kinlaw), Greice Santo (Cocktail Waitress ), with Hope Davis (Cassandra) and Stanley Tucci (Baby).

If the cast doesn’t convince you to catch the film when it comes out next year, check out the trailer below.

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. »

- Michelle McCue

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New Trailer for Jason Statham's Action Thriller - Wild Card

12 December 2014 12:12 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've got another action-packed trailer for Jason Statham's upcoming Las Vegas gambling thriller Wild Card. I'm a big fan of the films that Statham makes. Basically, every movie he stars in manages to entertain me. This latest film of his is a remake of a 1987 movie called Heat, which starred Burt Reynolds. I vaguely remember watching that movie, but this one looks like a lot of fun. It was directed by Simon West (The Mechanic and The Expendables 2), and here's the synopsis: 

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: Jason Statham Gambles With Danger In U.S. Trailer For 'Wild Card'

12 December 2014 11:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hey, your bi-annual (or so) dose of Jason Statham is just around the corner! We just saw the actor in "The Expendables 3" a few months ago, and next summer he'll be back for a double whammy of "Furious 7" and "Spy." But beforehand, he's hitting the tables in "Wild Card," and  the U.S. version of the trailer has dropped today.  Based on a book by that name, a remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds movie no one remembers, directed by Simon West (forever chasing career high "Con Air"), and featuring a pretty eclectic cast including Michael Angarano (killing it on "The Knick"), Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander (Costanza!), Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci (the latter two deserving so much better), the movie is your basic Statham-cracks-skulls action thingy. Here's the official synopsis:  Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Wild Card Trailer a Vast Improvement; Looks Like Jason Statham’s Best Movie In Years

12 December 2014 10:44 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I like Jason Statham.  I especially like him in other people's movies because, as a rule, the sub-genre that's basically come to be known as "Jason Statham movies" isn't really my thing.  I get the appeal, it's just not for me.  But Wild Card (while still not exactly in my wheelhouse) looks like it has more personality than your standard Statham fare.  For one, it's got a better cast.  And, with a script by the legendary William Goldman (who, to be fair, had seen better years prior to writing Dreamcatcher with Lawrence Kasdan), it looks like it has a lot more personality than some of his other films.  This new trailer is also light years better than the international one released a few weeks ago. Hit the jump to check out the Wild Card trailer.  The film, directed by Simon West, also stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, »

- Evan Dickson

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Full Trailer: Jason Statham In "Wild Card"

12 December 2014 10:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following the first photo last week, the U.S. trailer is now out for the Jason Statham action thriller "Wild Card". Helmed by Simon West and penned by the legendary William Goldman, this one seems quirkier and more stylised than the typical "Statham movie".

Statham plays a Las Vegas bodyguard who helps a friend get revenge on a sadistic thug. Trouble is, said thug is the son of a powerful mob boss and the bodyguard soon finds himself on the run from the mob. Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci and Dominik García-Lorido also star.

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- Garth Franklin

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Poster for Wild Card featuring Jason Statham

12 December 2014 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now we have a poster for Wild Card, the upcoming remake of 1986’s Heat, which sees Jason Statham reuniting with The Expendables 2 director Simon West

Wild Card is set for release on January 30th in the States, and also stars Sofía Vergara (Modern Family), Stanley Tucci (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Michael Angarano (The Knick) and Anne Heche (Save Me).

The post Poster for Wild Card featuring Jason Statham appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Wild Card' Poster Featuring Jason Statham

11 December 2014 11:06 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jason Statham is ready to bash skulls in the first official poster for the Lionsgate action thriller Wild Card. Opening in theaters this January, William Goldman adapts his own book for this hard-hitting drama. The story was originally told in the 1987 movie Heat, starring Burt Reynolds, but as you can see, its definitely gotten an upgrade.

Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.&#160 Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.&#160&#160 Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing.

William Goldman is a two-time Academy Award-winning writer for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid »

- MovieWeb

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A Guide to Julianne Moore Film and TV Streaming on Netflix

5 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

-Tara Aquino

Here’s a fun fact: Julianne Moore has never won an Oscar. Injustice, right? The 54-year-old actress has been nominated four times—Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002), and The Hours (2002)—and her filmography is sprawling with award-worthy performances. Most recently, her role in this year’s Still Alice, which hits theaters today, has jumpstarted the Best Actress buzz once again. Understandable, because when it played at this year’s AFI Film Festival, there wasn’t soul in the audience who didn’t bawl while watching Moore playing a linguistics professor whose life unravels as she develops Alzheimer’s. The truth is, Moore can take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion with any old role. For further proof, take a look at all of her films currently streaming on Netflix.

Carrie (2013)

Photo Credit: Screen Gems

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Competition Line-up Revealed

4 December 2014 7:49 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The competition movie line-up has been revealed for the  2015 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 22nd to February 1st 2015. Below the announcement video you'll find the U.S. and World Competition categories, as well as the Next section.

Out of the 12,166 submissions that the festival received this year only 185 were selected. It looks like there are going to be a lot of great films this year. I always enjoy going to Sundance because you never know what film gems are just waiting to be seen.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, »

- Joey Paur

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up Announced: Pictures and Previews

3 December 2014 2:46 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today the first wave of titles playing at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were announced and while the majority of the titles are new to me the names in front of the camera most certainly are not as you'll see the likes of Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, James Marsden, Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Jemaine Clement, Sarah Silverman, Toni Collette, Vincent Cassell and many, many more among the titles featured. I have collected several photos from many of the films playing the festival, which will take place from January 22 - February 1 in Utah next year. Today's selection includes the U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition and Next program. I'll be adding a few more pictures soon enough, but for now, have a look and see what stands out. »

- Brad Brevet

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Sundance 2015: First Images From The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Unexpected, and The Witch

3 December 2014 2:39 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival just announced the films that will be screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.  We've got the first images and synopses from the following movies that will be playing in that category: The Diary of a Teenage Girl - Written and directed by Marielle Heller; starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, and Kristen Wiig. The Stanford Prison Experiment - Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez; written by Tim Talbott; starring Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, and Olivia Thirlby. Unexpected - Directed by Kris Swanberg; written by Kris Swanberg and Megan Mercier; starring Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, and Elizabeth McGovern. The Witch - Written and directed by Robert Eggers; starring Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, and Ellie Grainger. Hit the jump for the images and synopses.  The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs January 22nd – February 1st. »

- Evan Dickson

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Sundance 2015 Lineup Revealed

3 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

America’s hottest and most eagerly anticipated film festival is nearly upon us! Running January 22 to February 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah, the annual Sundance Film Festival has launched its initial lineup of in-competition films in the Dramatic, World Cinema, Documentary and Next slates. In all, 66 films were announced in this initial lineup, with the Premieres and Documentary Premieres arriving December 8 and the Short Film slate arriving December 9.

Among the lineup, as always, are some intriguing prospects. The Us Dramatic Competition features films starring stars such as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine (Z for Zachariah), Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor (The D Train), Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman (The Overnight), and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), among many others, and new films from recently hot directors including Alfonso-Gomez Rejon, Andrew Bujalski, and Craig Zobel. »

- Brian Welk

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Sundance ’15: Zobel, Bujalski, Brice & Kris Swanberg Among U.S. Dramatic Competition

3 December 2014 1:16 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last year, it was Damien Chazelle’s richly texturized, foot-tapping, finger-snapping sophomore pic Whiplash that instantly became the “it” film to beat in the sixteen competition offerings. In 2015, we have Sundance habituals in James C. Strouse, Craig Zobel and Andrew Bujalski measuring up against Park City feature film first-timers in Marielle Heller, Patrick Brice, Chloé Zhao, Nikole Beckwith and Kris Swanberg. Here are the sixteen offerings in the 2015 U.S. Dramatic Competition:

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim.

The Bronze / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Buckley, Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch) — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero »

- Eric Lavallee

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2015 Competition, Next Lineups

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A funny thing happened on the way to Park City: The general upsurge of comedians in the independent film world wound up playing a major role in shaping the 2015 Sundance Film Festival program, per fest director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth.

The effect can be felt across all aspects of the feature lineup, which boasts a total of 118 films (103 of them world premieres), but especially among the 16 titles set to screen in the always buzzy U.S. dramatic competition. That’s one of the four juried slates (including U.S. documentary, World Cinema dramatic and World Cinema documentary) unveiled today along with the festival’s noncompetitive Next section.

“There are probably more comedies in the dramatic competition than ever before,” Groth said, citing such titles as “Results,” a romantic laffer from mumblecore auteur Andrew Bujalski, with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders as a pair of personal trainers; Patrick Brice’s “The Overnight, »

- Justin Chang

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