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Review: Forgettable Crime Flick 'Son Of A Gun' Starring Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, & Brenton Thwaites

20 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 BFI London Festival. One of the most exciting movements in cinema in the last decade or two or so has come from Australia. Mostly (but not exclusively) tied to the production company Blue Tongue Films (which includes luminaries like Joel Edgerton, David Michod, and Spencer Susser), but also encompassing experienced figures like Andrew Dominik, Cate Shortland, Julia Leigh, Justin Kurzel, and John Hillcoat, the films are loosely tied together by the simple mark of quality, with great movies like "Animal Kingdom," "Snowtown Murders," "The Proposition" "Somersault," and "Chopper" emerging from the land down under since the dawn of the 21st century. Could the next name to join them be Julius Avery? The director won the Jury Prize at Cannes for his short "Jerrycan," and now makes his directorial debut with crime thriller "Son Of A Gun," which has managed to attract an. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Blumhouse International, Sierra/Affinity strike pact

20 January 2015 2:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity will kick off pre-sales in Berlin next month on Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut thriller as part of its exclusive deal to license and service Blumhouse International (Bhi) films not distributed via Universal Pictures International.

Edgerton (pictured) wrote the screenplay and will star alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Rebecca Yeldham and Jason Blum are producing the story, which explores whether bygones can ever truly be bygones and will open in the Us through Stx Entertainment.

Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has close ties with the Universal fold and handles international sales on select titles from the Focus Features slate.

Bhi launched in 2013 with an international distribution and servicing deal with Im Global.

That deal expired amicably at the end of 2014 after the parties collaborated on Sinister 2 and Home, among others.

Blumhouse International is continuing to work with Im Global on potential future franchises like Viral and Incarnate,” a Bhi spokesperson »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stx Partners with Showtime for Upcoming Movie Slate

20 January 2015 11:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Showtime Networks and Stx Entertainment, the newly launched film, television and multimedia studio, announced today that they have closed a multi-year output agreement to bring motion pictures distributed theatrically by Stx exclusively to Showtime Networks during the premium television window. The deal will begin in 2015 and covers the studio's theatrical releases through 2019, which will be shown exclusively on Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels including Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix.

Additionally, Stx Entertainment is commencing production on its initial film slate, with more titles to be revealed in the coming months. The first four features include projects from Academy Award nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), Oscar nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), Oscar winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad) and Oscar nominee Jason Blum (Whiplash). The announced projects will star Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, as well as Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, »

- MovieWeb

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Stx secures Showtime window

20 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Simonds’ nascent studio has closed an exclusive, four-year premium television deal with Showtime starting this year as it moves ahead with its first four features.

Gary Ross will direct Matthew McConaughey (pictured) in Civil War drama The Free State Of Jones, which Route One / Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing and Im Global sells internationally.

Billy Ray will commence production this month on The Secret In Their Eyes based on his adapted screenplay from the Argentinian Oscar-winning thriller. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts star and Mark Johnson produces.

Stx is producing in association with Im Global, while co-financiers are Route One / Union Investment Partners.

Shooting is also scheduled to begin this month on Joel Edgerton’s untitled feature directorial and writing debut. The thriller from producers Rebecca Yeldham and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse explores whether bygones can ever truly be bygones.

Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton star. Blumhouse International, which »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stx Entertainment, Showtime Announce TV Output Deal and First 4 Films

20 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert Simonds’ newly launched Stx Entertainment has signed Showtime Networks for a multiyear output agreement to release its movies exclusively to Showtime during the premium television window.

The deal will begin in 2015 and covers the studio’s theatrical releases through 2019.

Simonds and Gigi Pritzker partnered in March with private equity giant Tpg and China’s Hony Capital on an ambitious production venture that aims to generate as many as 10 movies a year.

Stx Entertainment also announced Tuesday that Matthew McConaughey starrer “The Free State of Jones,” based on the true story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, will be among its first titles. “Jones,” unveiled during the American Film Market in November, is written, directed and produced by Gary Ross, and produced by Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik.

Route One/Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing, with Im Global overseeing international distribution.

Stx also said that its remake »

- Dave McNary

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Stx Entertainment, Showtime Announce TV Output Deal and First 4 Films

20 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Simonds’ newly launched Stx Entertainment has signed Showtime Networks for a multiyear output agreement to release its movies exclusively to Showtime during the premium television window.

The deal will begin in 2015 and covers the studio’s theatrical releases through 2019.

Simonds and Gigi Pritzker partnered in March with private equity giant Tpg and China’s Hony Capital on an ambitious production venture that aims to generate as many as 10 movies a year.

Stx Entertainment also announced Tuesday that Matthew McConaughey starrer “The Free State of Jones,” based on the true story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, will be among its first titles. “Jones,” unveiled during the American Film Market in November, is written, directed and produced by Gary Ross, and produced by Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik.

Route One/Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing, with Im Global overseeing international distribution.

Stx also said that its remake »

- Dave McNary

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Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Bateman Headline Projects for Showtime, Stx Multiyear Deal

20 January 2015 10:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The premium TV window film pact also includes film starring Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell

Showtime Networks and the newly launched Stx Entertainment have closed a multiyear deal to bring movies distributed theatrically by the latter to the former’s pay-tv channels during the so-called premium television window.

The agreement begins this year and covers releases through 2019.

Also Read: 19 Exclusive Portraits From TheWrap’s Awards Contender Series (Photos)

Also as part of the joint announcement, Stx revealed that it has begun production on its initial slate of films, including “The Free State of Jones,” which is based on the »

- Tony Maglio

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Jason Bateman to Lead Joel Edgerton's Directorial Debut 'Weirdo'

15 January 2015 8:14 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though Joel Edgerton is a very accomplished actor who has starred in smaller films like Animal Kingdom to big flashy numbers like The Great Gatsby, he's looking to get behind the camera next. Deadline has word that Edgerton is set to make his directorial debut with an indie drama tentatively known around Hollywood as Weirdo (though it remains untitled) that will be produced by Blumhouse Productions, the same company behind horror hits like The Purge and Paranormal Activity. In addition, Edgerton has lined up a surprising lead actor with Jason Bateman taking the lead role alongside Rebecca Hall. More below! The film follows Bateman and Hall as a husband and wife who are looking for a fresh start in a new town, hoping to reinvigorate their relationship. But they find their plan disrupted by a "friend" from the past, resulting in a "a chilling and suspenseful journey" that reveals, as many dramatic thrillers do, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Daily | Berlinale 2015 Lineup, Round 7

15 January 2015 2:41 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Berlinale Special is a program you might compare to Toronto's Gala Presentations—high profile movies a shade or two too populist for any other section of the festival. Lined up this year are world premieres such as Anton Corbijn's Life, with Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton and Ben Kingsley; Margarethe von Trotta's Die abhandene Welt (The Misplaced World), with Katja Riemann, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Habich and Gunnar Moeller; and Simon Curtis's Woman in Gold, with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl. The program also features the new film by Ermanno Olmi. » - David Hudson »

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Berlin 2015: Woman in Gold, Life to world premiere

15 January 2015 2:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, and Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, to world premiere at Berlinale.

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) is to host the world premieres of Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren; Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan; and Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain.

The films form part of the Berlinale Special Galas line-up, which will also include the international premiere of awards contender Selma and the European premiere of Bill Pohland’s Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack

Based on a true story, Woman In Gold is directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) and stars Mirren as Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, who takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

The UK-us co-production, which also stars Ryan Reynolds (Captives) and Daniel Brühl (Rush), is produced by Origin Pictures, BBC Films and The »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Selma,’ ‘Woman in Gold,’ ‘Life’ to Play at Berlin Film Festival

15 January 2015 2:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” Simon Curtis’ “Woman in Gold” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life” will screen at the Berlin Film Festival as part of the Berlinale Special program.

Selma,” which stars David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson, makes its international premiere in Berlin. It was described by Variety‘s reviewer as a “razor-sharp portrait of the civil rights movement.” Pic has made faltering progress in the awards season, mainly due to the lack of screeners.

Life,” which world premieres in Berlin, stars Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan. Pic is inspired by the true story of a friendship that developed between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955. Corbijn’s previous pics are “Control” and “A Most Wanted Man.”

Woman in Gold,” which is another world premiere, stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl. It centers on a Jewish woman, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films of 2015: #1. Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special

14 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols // Writer: Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols has been a steadily rising director since his excellent 2007 debut, Shotgun Stories, which first united him with star Michael Shannon, who has gone on to appear in all his features since. 2011’s Take Shelter, starring Shannon and Jessica Chastain, premiered at Sundance before hitting Cannes, while 2012’s Mud played in the main competition at Cannes before heading to Sundance. Each film has seen a significant increase in production value, so we’re not surprised to find Nichols finally working on a studio financed production with Midnight Special, starring Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and returning cast members Shannon and Sam Shepard. A sci-fi film concerning a father and son that go on the run after discovering his child has special powers, this recalls a heyday of adult studio genre films from the 1980s, perhaps Stephen King’s Firestarter (1984)? We »

- Nicholas Bell

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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Joel Edgerton Enlists Horrible Bosses Star Jason Bateman For Directorial Debut Weirdo

14 January 2015 9:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having stepped behind the camera himself for the very first time for his black comedy Bad Words in 2013, Jason Bateman is poised to return the favor, as the actor has signed on to star in Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, Weirdo.

Written and directed by the Warrior star, the film will bring together Bateman and Rebecca Hall as a husband and wife who look to turn over a new leaf when they move to a seemingly idyllic town. However, a spanner is soon thrown in the works after an old friend from the past turns up out of the blue, threatening to tear their relationship to ribbons. It’s an arc that has been described as a “chilling and suspenseful” journey for the couple.

Given that the the concept centers around Bateman and Hall’s two leads, you begin to get the feeling that Edgerton’s outing will live or »

- Michael Briers

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Jason Bateman signs up for Joel Edgerton's directorial debut

14 January 2015 6:58 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jason Bateman, who recently made his feature directorial debut, is going to star in a film that's another actor's first stab at directing. Bateman has signed up for Joel Edgerton's upcoming film, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported that Bateman has joined the project, which Edgerton wrote and will produce and direct. Edgerton will also act in the film alongside Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Per Deadline, the film's plot revolves around a husband-wife couple played by Bateman and Hall starting life in a new town only to have someone from their past emerge. Bateman made his feature directorial debut with last year's Bad Words. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Khloe Kardashian Names Her Camel Toe, Anna Kendrick Revisits Masterbating to Ryan Gosling + More of Today’s First Dibs

14 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Khloé Kardashian names her infamous camel toe, Anna Kendrick is nervous to meet Ryan Gosling (and rightfully so), Ellen DeGeneres shuts down haters, and more celebrity news.

Khloé Kardashian posted the above photo with the caption: “oh Camille the camel is trying to say hi! I hope she listens today.” Check out more disturbing celebrity camel toes in the gallery. [Us Weekly] View Photo Gallery It’s been two years since she tweeted about Ryan Gosling, but Anna Kendrick still thinks things could get pretty awkward if she ever meets him. [Cosmopolitan]

Ugh – Never going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered “inappropriate”

Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) January 14, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres responds to the pastor who said she encouraged a “gay agenda” in Hollywood in true Ellen fashion. [E!] Reports say Fashion Police producers want the “real” Kathy Griffin, and that the host held back in the first episode. »

- Taylor Ferber

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Jason Bateman To Face A Weirdo

13 January 2015 4:02 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Recently making his own directorial debut with Bad Words, Jason Bateman will soon by turning out for his friend Joel Edgerton's first film behind the camera. Bateman has signed on to star in Weirdo (it's actually currently untitled, but we'll stick with the working moniker for now), with Rebecca Hall also aboard.The film has been set up as Jason Blum's Blumhouse stable, which should give you some idea of its genre. Bateman and Hall play a married couple who decide to breathe some life into their stale relationship with a fresh start in a new town. But their move takes them into the orbit of a friend from the past: presumably the 'Weirdo' of the working title, whose arrival means unwelcome disruption.Edgerton will be playing said intruder in what's sounding like a psychological thriller; although Bateman's presence may suggest a darkly comedic tone along the lines of Cheap Thrills. »

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Relativity Buys ‘Blood Aces'; Story Of Benny Binion, The Cowboy-Gangster-Killer Who Hatched World Series Of Poker

12 January 2015 4:10 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Relativity has acquired screen rights to Blood Aces: The Wild Ride Of Benny Binion and has set Cliff Dorfman to adapt the Doug Swanson book. Dorfman has a first look with Relativity. Binion’s résumé reads like this:  cowboy, pioneering casino owner, gangster, killer and founder of the World Series of Poker. The book chronicles his  role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: Run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, own the cops. While he controlled his competition through ruthless violence, his irresistible charm brought him the protection of the political elite. But one feud went too far, and a competitor he later would assassinate after 12 attempts ran him out of Dallas. Binion moved to Las Vegas, opening the Horseshoe Casino — where he legally operated despite continued gangster tactics, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ Approved for Moroccan Screening

7 January 2015 8:10 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Exodus” will now be screened in Morocco after Fox Studios’ agreed to remove offensive passages from the film.

The Moroccan Cinematography Center explained the film can now be shown in theaters after the studio and director Ridley Scott removed dialogue implying a character represented God.

Spokesperson for Fox has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“They went ahead and made the desired change, removing two audio passages that alluded to the personification of the Divine,” the statement said.

See photos: 21 Must-See Cannes Movies: From ‘Foxcatcher’ to ‘Expendables 3′

The center also said the ban was not censorship, but »

- Alicia Banks

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‘The Rover’ DVD Review

6 January 2015 5:20 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Chan Kien, Tek Kong Lim, Tawanda Manyimo, David Field, Scott Perry, Ben Armer, Gillian Jones, Jamie Fallon | Written by David Michôd, Joel Edgerton | Directed by David Michôd

After a major global economic collapse, the Australian outback has become a lawless wasteland. The Rover follows one man’s journey as he traverses this dying landscape to recover his car which has been stolen. With the brother of one of the thieves held as hostage, he must avoid military patrols, bandits and other criminals if he is ever to see his vehicle again.

Ahh The Rover. It sounds like it could be such an interesting film. Reading that synopsis it conjures up images of a ‘Mad Max’ like tale, people fighting for survival, car chases, general chaos, maybe an explosion or two. No, that isn’t what you are going to get so crush that dream right now. »

- Richard Axtell

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