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'Good Kill' Digital HD Preview with Ethan Hawke | Exclusive

14 August 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stars Ethan Hawke, January Jones and Zo&#235 Kravitz reveal what it's like to work with writer-director Andrew Niccol in our exclusive preview for Good Kill. This drone thriller is available on Digital HD starting today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on September 1. The will film also be available for sale or rental from cable, satellite and telco providers through its theatrical distributor, IFC Films.

Hailed as "exhilaratingly of the moment" (Guy Lodge, Variety), the compelling thriller Good Kill comes from the producers of The Hurt Locker and writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War). Good Kill features Ethan Hawke's "best screen role in years" (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) as a drone operator in 21st century warfare, where combat unfolds like a video game, but with real lives at stake. Veteran Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a plane, »

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Watch: Ethan Hawke Gets at the Emotional Heart of 'Good Kill' in This Behind-The-Scenes Clip

13 August 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Writer-director Andrew Niccol has always had a knack for creating stories that are looking ahead of the curve at the intersection of technology and psychology. With The Truman Show he broke down a culture obsessed with reality TV before reality TV was even in full bloom. With Gattaca he forecasted a future obsessed with micromanaging individuals to a DNA level. With Lord of War he wryly cracked open the mind of a willful cog in our war-enabling society. And now with Good Kill, Niccol is exploring the psychological effects of drone warfare on the people who actually pilot the drones. The tense drama, starring Ethan Hawke as a drone pilot who lives far away from the destruction he's causing, hits Digital HD this week (and DVD/Blu-ray on September 1, 2015) and we've got an...

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Good Kill DVD Review

3 August 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 102 min

With Andrew Niccol’s (Lord Of War, In Time) focus firmly fixed on the contentious and unfamiliar world of drone pilots, Good Kill reunites the writer-director with his Gattaca star Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister), to evoke concerns about the use of drone technology and morality in war.

Set it the scorched landscape of a Las Vegas airbase, Good Kill follows the life of fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) as he fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, before going home to his wife (January Jones) and kids for the other. Perpetually distant at home and increasingly reliant on alcohol, Egan’s psychological strain only intensifies when his team – led by Lt. Colonel Jack Johns (Bruce Greenwood) – is placed in the hands of new CIA masters, unshackled »

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DVD Review: 'Good Kill'

3 August 2015 1:34 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ In 2002 the CIA employed an armed drone in a targeted killing in Afghanistan and since then they have been used thousands of times. To their advocates they are a way of defeating a dangerous enemy without risking the lives of troops; to their critics they are a cowardly form of remote control killing which make murder more acceptable by putting distance between the target and the trigger puller. Contesting for last year's Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival, director Andrew Niccol's Good Kill (2014) - starring man of the moment Ethan Hawke - is a timely intervention in the debate that though occasionally devastating is all too often found off-target.

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Exclusive interview with ‘Good Kill’ and ‘Star Trek’ star Bruce Greenwood

2 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Despite playing everything from dastardly villains to wounded souls over his 38-year career, a certain theme keeps coming up for Bruce Greenwood; authority. He’s played multiple presidents, doctors and military men in his time and with good reason. Capable of bringing a rare balance of kind-hearted but stern gravitas to his roles, Greenwood shone in the likes of Star Trek, Flight and Mad Men, with his recent turn as Lieutenant Colonel Jack Johns in Good Kill continuing the trend.

Casting its beady eye onto the world of drone warfare, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill isn’t your typical war movie. Reuniting Gattaca writer-director with leading man Ethan Hawke, the film takes place far from an explosive warzone, but raises questions about this controversial and largely unexplored subject.

How does Good Kill differ from other war movies?

It takes place in Las Vegas, where a lot of the drone pilots are stationed. »

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Competition: Win ‘Good Kill’ on Blu-ray

1 August 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Good Kill – on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

Good Kill is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015, and stars: Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister, Gattaca); January Jones (X-Men: First Class, TV’s Mad Men); Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class); and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, TV’s Mad Men). It is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time)

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Giveaway – Win Good Kill on Blu-ray

26 July 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Good Kill – on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

Good Kill is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015, and stars:

Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister, Gattaca)

January Jones (X-Men: First Class, TV’s Mad Men)

Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class)

Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, TV’s Mad Men)

It is written and directed by:

Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time)

You can order Good Kill via Amazon here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, »

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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

16 July 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »

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Self/less | Review

9 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Change-Up: Singh Sleepwalks Through Sci-Fi Stock

Time is not on anyone’s side in director Tarsem Singh’s latest blunder through familiar material, Self/less, a mash-up of recycled sci-fi tropes drained of innovation or potential potency. Issues of class, identity, and health insurance get chugged through the blender of David and Alex Pastor’s script, the directing/screenwriting duo’s foray into the English language. Singh, known for expressively beautiful visuals, presents his most demurely dressed feature to date, though his usual ocular trickery may have offered a slight reprieve from the crushing banality of the laughably conservative moral fable proffered here.

Damian (Ben Kingsley) heads his own self-built empire, but finds he’s been diagnosed with cancer and doesn’t have much longer to live. He has a troubled relationship with his daughter, Claire (Michelle Dockery), but finds he’s not quite ready to call it quits. »

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Monopoly Movie Hires The Truman Show Writer

3 July 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

A while ago, Ridley Scott was developing a big screen version of the "Monopoly" board game. Apparently that project fell apart, but now comes word that Lionsgate has teamed with Hasbro to give the property another shot. Lionsgate will finance the film and has hired Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) to write the script. "Monopoly" is being envisioned as a family-friendly tentpole. The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on an adventure-filled journey. It's about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and avoiding jail time. Monopoly has been played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries and has been translated into 47 different languages, according to Hasbro. »

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The Monopoly Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

2 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of all the absurd ideas for commercially motivated films based on known properties, the long-gestating Monopoly movie certainly distinguishes itself as one of the most prominent. However, it appears that after a nixed summer shoot, the board of this prospective big-budget game bonanza has been reset with the acquisition of a new scriptwriter, revealing an intriguing family-friendly direction. In an official announcement from the film's financier, Lionsgate, it was revealed that screenwriter Andrew Niccol has been tapped to pen the Monopoly script. Niccol is known as the rather eclectically focused scribe behind the groundbreaking Jim Carrey concept comedy, The Truman Show, dystopic sci-fi vehicle, Gattaca, Tom Hanks dramedy, The Terminal, and the 2013 failed Ya tent-pole attempt, The Host. The acquisition indicates a possibly wholesome direction for the Monopoly film. According to the film's official description: The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community »

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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

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Andrew Niccol penning Monopoly movie for Lionsgate and Hasbro

2 July 2015 2:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hasbro is moving forward with its long-planned feature film based upon the classic board game Monopoly, with Variety reporting that the toy manufacturer has partnered up with Lionsgate for the project, which will be scripted by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show). The film will revolved around “a boy from the game’s modest Baltic Avenge on a quest to make a fortune.”

“Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game. »

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Monopoly movie lands The Truman Show writer

1 July 2015 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Monopoly movie is active again, as Lionsgate hires Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca) to pen the script...

It was back in 2008 that we first heard word of plans to make a movie out of the board game Monopoly. At that stage, it looked like it was going to be a directorial project for Ridley Scott, but as his slate filled up with lots of other films, it seemed as though Monopoly had been quietly forgotten about.

Hasbro, however, has other ideas. In conjunction with Lionsgate, the project has been resurrected, and Andrew Niccol - he of The Truman Show and Gattaca fame - has been hired to pen the screenplay for the new film.

Lionsgate wants Monopoly to be a "big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families, and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game".

And if you're still scratching your head wondering how »

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Gattaca's Andrew Niccol Writing Monopoly

1 July 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Can Andrew Niccol succeed where Ridley Scott has apparently thrown in the towel? Lionsgate and Hasbro appear to think so, as the studio and the toy company have handed scripting duty on the Monopoly adaptation to the Gattaca man.Scott had been trying for several years to use the game as a launching point for a fantasy adventure, but to no avail. Script drafts have come and gone. The closest effort appeared to be producer Frank Beddor’s pitch for a Jumanji-style story about someone sucked into the game and forced to battle corrupt money types.Now, though, Hasbro has taken back the rights to the game and handed them to the Hunger Games company in the hopes that it – and Niccol – can find a workable concept. In their idea, set within the game’s buildings and streets, “a boy from Baltic Avenue (a square on the American version of »

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Andrew Niccol to Write Lionsgate's 'Monopoly' Movie in the Works

1 July 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Will they finally pass Go and collect $200? It sounds like it will happen this time! Lionsgate has announced officially that they're moving forward on development with a Monopoly movie, the next big franchise being readied based on a Hasbro brand. For years and years we covered development on Ridley Scott's version of a Monopoly movie at Universal, and it seemed like it was getting close to happening at one point. However, this new version doesn't have a director involved just yet. Instead, they say that writer/director Andrew Niccol (of Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time, The Host and Good Kill most recently) will be writing the screenplay. Not directing, just writing. That's the only bit of news other than that this is coming soon. Here's a quote from the news story, via THR, about Andrew Niccol's involvement in the Monopoly movie: "Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, »

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‘Monopoly’ passes Go for Hasbro, Lionsgate

1 July 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has struck a deal with the toy manufacturer to adapt the beloved board game and has brought on Andrew Niccol.

Lionsgate will finance what it said would be “visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure.”

Niccol will write the screenplay about a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses Chance and Community on a quest to seek his fortune.

Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will produce. Monopoly was previously set up at Emmett/Furla and before that Hasbro had an overall deal at Universal Pictures.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig.

Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property »

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Andrew Niccol To Write Screenplay for Lionsgate’s Monopoly

1 July 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring the iconic game Monopoly to the big screen with Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) writing the screenplay.

Produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures, Lionsgate will finance the movie.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”

“As we’ve seen with our other movies and television series, Hasbro’s brands are terrific »

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Monopoly Movie Passes Go with Lionsgate, Hasbro, and Screenwriter Andrew Niccol

1 July 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The latest movie adaptation news out of Hasbro's impressive collection of properties concerns Monopoly, the family-favorite board game that teaches financial management and the brutal practice of capitalism. Hasbro Allspark Pictures will be producing the picture (ie the player) with Lionsgate now coming onboard to provide financing (ie the banker). In addition to this partnership, Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) has been set to pen the adaptation, which is expected to center on a boy from the game's budget-priced Baltic Avenue who sets out into the world to make his fortune. [caption id="attachment_385963" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Hasbro[/caption] Variety reports on the progress of Monopoly, though there's little mention of Emmett/Furla, the production company that previously acquired the rights to the board game adaptation from Hasbro. They've been trying to get the project off the ground since  2013. This past January, producer Randall Emmett said that he expected to announce a cast and director soon, »

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Hasbro’s Monopoly Movie Passes Go At Lionsgate

1 July 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the unseemly footsteps of Battleship and Ouija, Lionsgate and Hasbro are teaming for a big-screen adaptation of the board game Monopoly, originally created over a century ago by a Georgist hoping to emphasize the benefits of wealth creation over concentrating land in privately held monopolies. Needless to say, that rich history won’t be making an appearance. This is Hollywood, after all.

Andrew Niccol (The Truman ShowGattaca) will pen a script for the family-friendly tentpole, which the studios call “a film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure.”

It will center on a young boy who uses both Chance and Community (whatever the hell that means) in hopes of striking it rich. As he goes, the boy learns a lot about making his own luck, the true meaning of wealth and staying out of jail (excuse me while I’ll pour one »

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