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Our 25 Most-Anticipated Fall 2016 Films

25 August 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In continuing our fall preview, after highlighting the 25 best films we’ve already seen, today brings a look at the unknown. We’ve narrowed down 25 works with (mostly) confirmed release dates that are coming over the next four months and have us intrigued. While some won’t show up until late December, a good amount will first premiere over the next few weeks at various film festivals, so check back for our reviews.

See our list below, and return soon for our final preview: the festival premieres we’re most looking forward to.

25. Assassin’s Creed (Justin Kurzel; Dec. 21)

Along with a good chance of earning the highly-patented title of Best Video Game Movie, Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown, Macbeth) upcoming, massive-video-game-franchise-to-big-screen-adaptation Assassin’s Creed also has the potential for so much more. Michael Fassbender stars as a man in the modern era who is kidnapped by a shady corporation (led »

- The Film Stage

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30 Actors Who Consistently Appear in This Decade's Best Movies

19 August 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the last decade, a lot of great actors and actresses have emerged as truly special modern talents. There are a handful of these performers that we can almost always count on to deliver truly great performances. But is there a way to determine who is the most consistent? Well, a new study at least tried to, and the results are very interesting.

The study was done by Medium and aimed to see which actors consistently appeared in the highest-rated movies. The site used data from the Taste movie app, which features ratings of movies to gather their data. As for the criteria? The time period was from 2006 to 2016, and the actor or actress had to have appeared in at least 5 movies during that time period, and had to have a leading or major supporting role in those movies. Here is how they did their calculations.

"After rounding up these actors, »

- MovieWeb

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ May Enter Year-End Oscar Derby

16 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In late summer, studios check out rough cuts for movies that might be finished in time for year-end release. Top filmmakers and stars are eager to grab one of those key slots. But for distributors, mounting a big year-end release is costly — especially with awards campaigns attached. The movie had better have the goods. Going in January is one option.

For example, when awards-savvy Weinstein Co. commits its (limited) resources to a full campaign on Garth Davis’s “Lion,” which is hitting the fall festival circuit, then you know it’s a bonafide contender. But when “The Founder” gets a late-year limited slot with a January break, you know they’re pushing a Best Actor campaign for Oscar perennial Michael Keaton in order to boost attention.

Thus, eyes have been on Warner Bros. and Boston ’20s drama “Live By Night,” Ben Affleck long-awaited return to the director’s chair after the Oscar-winning “Argo. »

- Anne Thompson

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ May Enter Year-End Oscar Fray

16 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In late summer, studios check out rough cuts for movies that might be finished in time for year-end release. Top filmmakers and stars are eager to grab one of those key slots. But for distributors, mounting a big year-end release is costly — especially with awards campaigns attached. The movie had better have the goods. Going in January is one option.

For example, when awards-savvy Weinstein Co. commits its (limited) resources to a full campaign on Garth Davis’s “Lion,” which is hitting the fall festival circuit, then you know it’s a bonafide contender. But when “The Founder” gets a late-year limited slot with a January break, you know they’re pushing a Best Actor campaign for Oscar perennial Michael Keaton in order to boost attention.

Thus, eyes have been on Warner Bros. and Boston ’20s drama “Live By Night,” Ben Affleck long-awaited return to the director’s chair after the Oscar-winning “Argo. »

- Anne Thompson

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Assassin's Creed Breaks World Record with Leap of Faith Jump

15 August 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Later this year, an iconic video game comes to life on the big screen when Assassin's Creed hits theaters on December 21. Michael Fassbender stars as Callum Lynch, who discovers he's part of a long line of assassins. Earlier today, a new featurette surfaced, which takes fans behind the scenes and reveals that this production set a new world record with their "Leap of Faith" stunt.

This new preview surfaced on YouTube today, which features director Justin Kurzel explaining that he wanted to ground this video game adaptation in reality as much as possible. We also meet producer Patrick Crowley, who reveals that, normally, with a stunt as big as the Leap of Faith, it would be a digital character taking the leap. However, since stuntman Damien Walters is said to be "the best," they're doing this stunt for real. We also hear from producer Frank Marshall and get plenty of »

- MovieWeb

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Looks Like Assassin’s Creed Will Feature Characters From The Game Series After All

12 August 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fans of all things Assassin’s Creed can look forward to a few familiar faces popping up in Justin Kurzel’s live-action adaptation, according to weapons designer Tim Wildgoose.

Word comes by way of Entertainment Weekly, who have placed the spotlight on 20th Century Fox’s high-profile video game movie as part of the outlet’s ongoing fall preview – Fantastic Beasts, for instance, was given its time in the sun earlier today.

Working closely with the Powers That Be over at Ubisoft Motion Pictures, a new studio formed to oversee production on Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and The Division, New Regency is angling the Michael Fassbender-fronted actioner as the start of a new franchise, and given the vast number of epochs that the AC franchise explores in the video game space, there’s plenty of juicy historical stories to mine.

As for the characters at the heart of Kurzel’s feature, »

- Michael Briers

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War on Everyone Trailer Teams Pena and Skarsgard as Corrupt Cops

12 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Beloved filmmaker John Michael McDonagh, who has won fans around the world for his first two films, The Guard and Cavalry, returns to the big screen this year, crossing the pond to tell his first American story in War on Everyone. As of now, this movie doesn't have a Us release date, although it will hit UK theaters on October 7. Today we have the first UK trailer for War On Everyone, which could be the film that dark comedy fans have been waiting all year for.

Award-winning writer-director of The Guard and Cavalry, John Michael McDonagh crosses the globe for his much-anticipated third film, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsg&#229rd, Michael Pe&#241a and Theo James. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsg&#229rd) and Bob Bola&#241o (Pe&#241a) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Peña And Alexander Skarsgard Wage War On Everyone In New Trailer

12 August 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

John Michael McDonagh is a filmmaker that has become synonymous with a very particular breed of black comedy. Across The Guard and Calvary, the Irish writer-director repulsed just as much as he entertained, and has carved out a loyal following in the process. For his latest, though, he’s about to wage War on Everyone.

Enlisting Michael Peña (End of Watch, Ant-Man) and Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan) as two morally questionable brothers in blue, War on Everyone is a thriller that involves blackmailing, extortion, racketeering and just about every other offence that would lead to any other career going up in smokes.

With McDonagh behind the lens – expect razor-sharp dialog throughout – and signs of a cracking chemistry between Peña and Alexander Skarsgård’s gun-toting leads, color us intrigued.

Also starring Creed breakout Tessa Thompson, Malcolm Barrett, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman and David Wilmot, War On Everyone »

- Michael Briers

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Brian Gleeson Joins Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’

4 August 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Brian Gleeson has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, which stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig and Jack Quaid. He will play the role of Sam Bang, brother of Craig and Quaid’s characters. Gleeson, who’s the son of actor Brendan Gleeson and brother of Ex Machina’s Domhnall Gleeson, just wrapped the upcoming untitled Darren Aronofsky film for Paramount with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, and his… »

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Why Assassin's Creed Doesn't Need to Be a Hit According to Ubisoft

11 July 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before 2016, video game movies have never exactly struck it big at the box office. Before this year, only one movie, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, had earned more than $100 million ($131.1 million) at the domestic box office, but this summer, The Angry Birds Movie took in $105.1 million domestically and $337.5 million worldwide, while Warcraft became the highest-grossing video game adaptation worldwide with $430 million and counting, although only $46.5 million of that tally has come from the domestic market. Later this year, another high-profile video game movie will hit theaters, Assassin's Creed, although it seems that the company behind the game itself isn't expecting it to be a huge hit.

Assassin's Creed features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender in the dual role of Callum Lynch and his 15th Century descendant Aguilar, alongside Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. During a recent interview with McV, Ubisoft's European chief Alain Corre »

- MovieWeb

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New images from Assassin’s Creed featuring Michael Fassbender

8 July 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two new images have arrived online from the highly-anticipated video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed featuring Michael Fassbender as both Callum Lynch and his 15th Century ancestor Aguilar; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. The film reunites Fassbender with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, while the cast also includes Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster).

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- Amie Cranswick

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Assassin’s Creed Gets A New Production Still

8 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Callum Lynch discovers that his ancestor Aguilar, from 15th century Spain, was an Assassin. Callum relives Aguilar’s memories to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the Templars — age-old enemies of the Assassins — in the present day. The video game movie stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson. “Assassin’s Creed” hits theaters on December 21.

The post Assassin’s Creed Gets A New Production Still appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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New Photos Released From 'Assassin's Creed' Starring Michael Fassbender

8 July 2016 5:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox's Twitter accounts uploaded two images from director Justin Kurzel's video game-to-film adaptation of Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Brendan Gleeson.

Assassin's Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay written by Adam CooperBill Collage, and Michael Lesslie.

The film first takes place in the future where death row inmate Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is to be executed for his crimes. His death is staged so he can be recruited to the "Templar Order", also known as Abstergo Industries which is the top company utilizing in technological advances.

While training to be an assassin, Lynch begins to discover the secrets of the "Assassin's Order" by having his mind transferred to the his ancient ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha during the Spanish Inquisition set in the 15th century. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, »

- J.B. Casas

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Two new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ images featuring Fassbender land online

7 July 2016 11:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A couple of new Assassin’s Creed images have landed online ahead of the film’s release later this year. The images show off the two sides to Michael Fassbender‘s characters, Callum Lynch, and his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha.

Here’s the plot.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is directing Assassin’s Creed, which is obviously based on the video game series of the same name. It will also star the likes of Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael Kenneth Williams, and will debut in the UK this coming Boxing Day (December 26th).

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- Paul Heath

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Brian Gleeson Goes to War in First Trailer For ‘Tiger Raid’

6 July 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Yes, there is another actor from the Gleeson family. While his brother Domhnall and father Brendan Gleeson have worldwide attention for their various roles, Brian Gleeson has been receiving acclaim on the Irish TV and film circuit. Ahead of a part in Assassin’s Creed and Darren Aronofsky‘s next film, he’ll be seen in Tiger Raid, which screened at Tribeca Film Festival this year.

Directed by Simon Dixon, the first trailer has now arrived for the film, which follows Gleeson and Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends) as they are assigned to kidnap a character portraying by Sofia Boutella, who will be seen in Star Trek Beyond this month. The trailer paints an intense, small-scale drama, and will hopefully help it get in the eyes of potential distributors here in the United States.

Check it out below, along with the poster.

Tiger Raid tells the story of two mercenaries, »

- Leonard Pearce

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Assassin’S Creed (2016) International Movie Trailer: Fassbender is Sent Back 500 Years

2 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Assassin’s Creed International Trailer Justin Kurzel‘s Assassin’s Creed (2016) international movie trailer stars Ariane LabedJeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, and Marion Cotillard. Assassin’s Creed‘s plot synopsis: based on the video game series by Ubisoft, “Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in […] »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Watch: New International Trailer for Fassbender's 'Assassin's Creed'

29 June 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What do you want from me?" "Your past." Get another glimpse at the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie in this new international trailer for the video game adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender as Aguilar, directed by Justin Kurzel. The first trailer hit just a few months ago, showing just a small tease of some of the parkour-esque action. This newest trailer has a few more bits of action hidden within, including a shot of Fassbender firing a bow & arrow and a big fight on a rooftop. The full cast includes Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Callum Turner, as well as Ariane Labed as Maria. I actually think this looks quite cool, I'm looking forward to checking it out later this year. Here's the new international trailer for Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed, found on YouTube: You can still watch the first trailer for Assassin's Creed here, plus a behind-the-scenes video here. »

- Alex Billington

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ International Trailer: Michael Fassbender Prefers Kicking Ass In Slow Motion

28 June 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” is shaping up to be one of the select few video game adaptations that fans and critics will enjoy.

Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, criminal Callum Lynch (Fassbender) was set to be executed. But when the Templars learned of his Assassin ancestry, they faked his death in order to use him for their mission. Now, Callum must relive the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, a Spanish assassin, in order to acquire his skill set. However, once he becomes a trained assassin he will use his deadly skills to battle the powerful organization.

Read More: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ New Stills: Michael Fassbender Learns from the Past in Video-Game Adaptation

Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson also co-star.

The international trailer shares similarities with the first video that was released in May, but focuses more on Fassbender as he is brought back from the dead. »

- Liz Calvario

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Assassin’s Creed gets a new international trailer

28 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An international trailer has arrived online for Justin Kurzel’s highly-anticipated video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed which sees the director reuniting with his Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottilard; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. The film reunites Fassbender with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, while the cast also includes Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster).

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- Amie Cranswick

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Assassin’s Creed International Trailer Orders Michael Fassbender To The Spanish Inquisition

28 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If there was one takeaway from New Regency’s debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed, it’s that Kanye West hit “I Am A God” doesn’t necessarily have much of an effect when paired with a movie that’s largely set during the Spanish Inquisition.

Thankfully, that’s a misstep that has been rectified with the release of the film’s international trailer, which is essentially a truncated version of what we’ve seen before only with a dubbed soundtrack.

For the uninitiated, Ubisoft and New Regency’s feature film will see Michael Fassbender take point as Callum Lynch, a nobody that is quietly executed by the deceitful Abstergo Industries. But don’t fret; our hero is quickly brought back to life so that he can experiment with the Animus, a bleeding-edge piece of technology that allows one test subject to experience the lives led by their respective ancestors. »

- Michael Briers

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