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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions List: An Introduction

17 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.

Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »

- Eric Lavallee

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New Details On "London Has Fallen"

5 November 2014 12:02 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Millennium Films and Focus Features have posted a press release announcing the start of principal photography on "London Has Fallen," the sequel to 2013's action thriller hit "Olympus Has Fallen".

Set to return are Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States, Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan, Robert Forster as General Edward Clegg, Sean O'Bryan as Nsa Deputy Director Ray Monroe, and Radha Mitchell as Leah Banning.

Joining them for this outing are the likes of Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen"), Alon Aboutboul ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Charlotte Riley ("In the Heart of the Sea"), and Waleed Zuaiter ("Omar"). Babak Najafi ("Snabba Cash II") directs from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.

There's also a new official synopsis out »

- Garth Franklin

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New Story Details on London Has Fallen as it Enters Production

4 November 2014 1:08 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Despite having to find a new director at the last minute, Focus Features have pushed ahead (for better or for worse), and cameras have officially begun rolling on London has Fallen, a sequel to Olympus has Fallen, and the first synopsis for the film has been revealed. 

To be entirely honest, I didn't really care for Olympus Has Fallen.  It was a fun little action film, but ultimately, I didn't walk away from it wanting more.  Guess that doesn't matter, as a sequle is happening and has already started filming.  Focus Features announced the start of production today which includes the film's first synopsis and story details: 

The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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London Has Fallen Gets An Official Synopsis

4 November 2014 11:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Out of the two dueling White House takeover pics that vied for box office dominance in 2013, it’s safe to say that Olympus Has Fallen emerged victorious against White House Down (though there are some, myself included, who feel that the latter film was far superior). While White House Down disappointed at the box office, Olympus Has Fallen made more on a smaller budget and certainly did well enough to warrant a sequel, which kicked off production in London today.

Rather obviously titled London Has Fallen, the follow-up reunites stars Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo. This time around, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) and President of the United States Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) find themselves battling a terrorist threat in London.

Check out the official press release, which includes an updated synopsis for the pic. Then let us know, will you be lining up »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Filming Begins on London Has Fallen Starring Gerard Butler; First Synopsis Revealed

4 November 2014 10:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'm still bitter that when it came to last year's "Battle of the Die Hard-in-the-White House" movies, the crown went to Olympus Has Fallen over the vastly superior White House Down.  But so it goes, and we will be treated to yet another installment of Gerard Butler's Secret Service Agent Mike Banning taking down baddies.  Millennium Films has sent out a press release announcing that filming has commenced on London Has Fallen, which sees Banning accompanying the U.S. President (Aaron Eckhart) and Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) to attend the funeral of the British prime minister.  The press release also includes the first official plot synopsis, and this is my favorite part: "a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future."  All those unknown landmarks?  Totally safe. Hit the jump for the press release. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Filming Starts On London Has Fallen Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett And Melissa Leo

4 November 2014 9:59 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Olympus Has Fallen

Principal photography has begun on Millennium Films’ and Focus FeaturesLondon Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen.

Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States.  Also returning are Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.

Focus Features will release London Has Fallen theatrically nationwide on October 2nd, 2015.

Olympus Has Fallen

Babak Najafi (“Snabba Cash II”) directs the thriller from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen”), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.

The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what »

- Michelle McCue

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Production Begins on 'London Has Fallen' Plus Plot Details Revealed

4 November 2014 9:50 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Principal photography has begun on Millennium Films’ and Focus Features’ London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit "Olympus Has Fallen."

Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States.  Also returning are Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award®winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.

Babak Najafi ("Snabba Cash II") directs the thriller from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt ("Olympus Has Fallen"), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.

The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'London Has Fallen' Begins Production; Story Details Released

4 November 2014 9:42 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Millennium Films' and Focus Features' London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen.

Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States.&#160 Also returning are Academy Award&#174&#160winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award&#174&#160nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award&#174 winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.

Babak Najafi ("Snabba Cash II") directs the thriller from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.

The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, »

- MovieWeb

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See the Man Who Was Freddy Krueger Before Robert Englund

3 November 2014 7:10 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Only two actors have officially played Freddy Krueger on camera. The most recent was Jackie Earle Haley in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and as fine as Haley was in the role, there just wasn't anything strong enough in that film to overpower two decades of Krueger legacy built by the inimitable Robert Englund. But Robert Englund wasn't even the first person cast as the supernatural child killer. Englund was only able to take the role after Wes Craven's first choice, David Warner (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Titanic) dropped out of the movie due to a prior commitment that conflicted with the shoot. And this wasn't just an issue of Craven wanting Warner and they never got past the paperwork. The actor actually went through makeup...

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- Peter Hall

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London Has Fallen begins filming

3 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gerard Butler, Aaron EckhartMorgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo reprise starring roles.

Principal photography has begun on Millennium Films’ and Focus FeaturesLondon Has Fallen, the sequel to action thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

Gerard Butler has returned as secret service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the Us President.  Also returning are Morgan Freeman as Vice President Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.

Babak Najafi (Snabba Cash II) directs the thriller (the first film was directed by Antoine Fuqua) from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.

According to the official synopsis: “The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has died in mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world.

“But what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly »

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

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The 31 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

23 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix.

Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!)

1. "The Addams Family" (1991) PG-13

Everyone's favorite macabre family is wonderfully portrayed by Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Spooky fun, just in time for Halloween.

2. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) PG

Walter Matthau is a grumpy hoot as a reluctant little league coach, Tatum O'Neal is great as the tomboy pitcher and the Bears (including a young Jackie Earle Haley) are perfectly, awfully bad.

3. "Bernie" (2011) PG-13

Jack Black stars in the real-life story of a mortician who ends »

- Sharon Knolle

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Despite occasional brilliance, 'Evil Within' falls short of its horror game predecessors

21 October 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

My play sessions with The Evil Within unintentionally developed into a nightly pattern. I’d start up the game and play through two or three chapters, only to find myself facing an annoying enemy. That annoyance would give way to outright anger—halting my progress until the next evening, when I would make quick work of the foe that had bested me the night before. The cycle would repeat in waves, infrequent highs that kept being dashed by too frequent lows. There’s a great game within The Evil Within, but a series of questionable choices and bizarre narrative elements »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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The Evil Within Review

19 October 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Survival horror fans owe many of the genre’s greatest games to Shinji Mikami, either through his direct control or the influence that his work has had on developers since Resident Evil became a massive hit back in 1996. While choosing his best game that stands on its own is purely subjective, younger generations of gamers like myself would easily choose Resident Evil 4, the sequel that introduced an entire generation to the series by ditching the Umbrella storyline and once again revolutionizing the direction of survival horror for years to come. Looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle, Mikami has unleashed The Evil Within on us, his latest survival horror title that’s been years in the making.

While The Evil Within certainly isn’t without faults, it’s a much better sequel to Resident Evil 4 than any of the other games released in the main series have been thus far. »

- Christian Law

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Early make-up tests for David Warner as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street

19 October 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s all but impossible to imagine anyone else but Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, the razor-gloved antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street series (sorry, Jackie Earle Haley). Making his first appearance in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Englund went on to portray the character in six sequels, a TV series, and the 2003 franchise crossover Freddy vs. Jason, creating a pop culture icon in the process.

But it could have been so much different, had it not been for scheduling conflicts with Wes Craven’s first choice for the role, British actor David Warner (The Omen). Englund subsequently filled the role, and the rest as they say is history, however thanks to Reddit we’ve now got a taste of what might have been, with some images of Warner in early make-up tests arriving online…

How do you think the Nightmare on Elm Street series would have fared without Robert Englund as Freddy? »

- Gary Collinson

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Farrell for 'Strange', 'Pacific Rim 2', Bardem for 'Pirates 5', Over an Hour of IMAX 'Interstellar'

18 October 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Colin Farrell is apparently the latest actor added to the mix when it comes to those being considered for the title role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He joins names that include Benedict Cumberbatch, Keanu Reeves, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux. Scott Derrickson is directing for a July 8, 2016 release. The Wrap In a new interview director Guillermo del Toro says the first draft of Pacific Rim 2 is completed with an eye to start shooting around November next year. He also adds, "Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don't because we have decided that we're going to shoot ambitiously and say 'Let's hope we have three movies.' So some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one." Collider Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered $10 million to star in the Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation of the Japanese »

- Brad Brevet

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Video Game Review – The Evil Within

18 October 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews The Evil Within….

Shinji Mikami is regularly hailed as ‘The Godfather of Horror Gaming’, it’s a weighty title but when you consider this is the man that created the survival horror genre in the Resident Evil series, it’s more than merited. Since then he’s gone on to create, direct, produce and supervise some of the best games over the past 20 years such as the Dino Crisis series, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe and Phoenix Wright during his time at Capcom and the utterly insane but equally brilliant Vanquish during a stint at Platinum Games. Not to mention that he also went and completely re-invigorated his own genre with the release of Resident Evil 4, a game which regularly tops many best of and favourite lists and is widely hailed as the benchmark in horror gaming, he is nothing if not prolific. The Evil Within »

- Kris Wall

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins 'London Has Fallen,' Melissa Leo is Back Too

13 October 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following a creative hiccup that resulted in the loss of director Fredrik Bond, the action sequel London Has Fallen is seemingly back on track with Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, behind the camera. We already knew Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman were all returning from Olympus Has Fallen, and now The Wrap has added a new cast member into the mix with Watchmen and A Nightmare on Elm Street remake star Jackie Earle Haley taking the role of Deputy Chief Mason. What are the odds that he ends up being the main bad guy? We're not sure, but casting an actor like that in what seems like a disposable role certainly raises our eyebrows. In addition, the trade has revealed that other returning cast members from the original film include Melissa Leo as Secretary of Defense Ruth »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins London Has Fallen

13 October 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it hit a recent bump in the road with the departure of director Fredrik Bond, Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen got right back on track with Babak Najafi taking his place behind the megaphone. And the cast has just expanded by one, with Jackie Earle Haley signing on.Christian Gudegast, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are behind the script for this one, which finds Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull among those who travel to London to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister. But when it turns out that there’s a dastardly plot afoot to assassinate world leaders, Mike will have to team up with a distrustful MI6 agent, prove that the fictional Secret Service is not as slipshod as the real one at the moment, »

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Jackie Earle Haley has joined the cast of London Has Fallen

11 October 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jackie Earle Haley has been added to the cast of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, according to The Wrap.

The Oscar-nominated actor will join original cast members Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell, who will all be reprising their roles for the sequel.

Us Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) and his team will be heading to London to stop a new terrorist threat.

The film will revolve around a plot involving a strike in London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister.

Although no character details have been revealed for the character, Haley will play Deputy Chief Mason.

Christian Gudegast wrote the script alongside Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who penned Olympus Has Fallen.

Easy Money II: Hard to Kill director Babak Najafi will be taking the helm for the sequel.

Haley can next be seen in Criminal Activities in »

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'London Has Fallen' Casts Jackie Earle Haley

10 October 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jackie Earle Haley has finalized a deal to join the cast of Focus Features and Millennium Films' London Has Fallen, a follow-up to last year's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (Secret Service Agent Mike Banning), Aaron Eckhart (President Benjamin Asher), Morgan Freeman (Speaker Of the House Trumbull), Radha Mitchell (Leah), Angela Bassett (Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs) and Melissa Leo (Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan) are all reprising their roles for the sequel, with Jackie Earle Haley becoming the first new casting addition. He will portray Deputy Chief Mason, although no further character details were given.

The story brings the action to London, as Banning and Trumbull accompany President Asher to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, where a deadly plot is uncovered to kill all of the world's leaders in one fell swoop.

Babak Najafi (Easy Money: Hard to Kill) stepped »

- MovieWeb

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