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"Hitman" Hits The Jackpot

25 March 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Xavier Gens' classic action feature "Hitman" (2007) and its various spin-offs continues to provide action fans with one hell of a ride:

"Hitman" the movie was based on a video game series first released on Microsoft consoles and PlayStation in 2000. The games were a huge success, with the most recent instalment released March 2016. 

As well as being involved in the "Hitman" story through gaming, and online games fandoms, you can also play it online and win money. 

You can learn more about this in the Hitman slot game review, describing the impressive graphics, sound effects and storyline as well as insights into how to earn free spins, bonuses and other special offers. If you are a fan of the film then checking out the online slots version of the game is a must. 

"Hitman" was also a TV series that continued to provide fans with the 'Hitman' fix, »

- Michael Stevens

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‘Spectacular Now’ Producer Tom McNulty Starts Production Division for the Exchange

22 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran producer Tom McNulty, whose credits include “The Spectacular Now,” has been hired by the Exchange to launch its first film development and production division.

The self-funded finance-sales company launched in 2011 by representing Lacey Chabert’s “Slightly Single in L.A.” It has worked on “The Spectacular Now,” “Dear White People,” “Bottle Shock,” “Rob the Mob,” “Swelter,” “The Last Five Years,” and “Obvious Child.”

“By bringing Tom on, we are taking a big step toward our feature film production and development goals,” said the Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “We had such a great experience with Tom on ‘The Spectacular Now’ that it was easy to see him as part of the team. Tom’s taste is exceptional, his talent relations are very strong, and he brings to our growing company some outstanding projects. We could not be more excited about his future at The Exchange.”

McNulty’s upcoming projects include »

- Dave McNary

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When Should You Punt on a Television Show?

22 March 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We look to the best and brightest of television criticism and see what they have to say.

A few weeks ago, I realized that I hadn’t been living my best possible Netflix life. With a one-hour train ride to work each day — roughly two hours door-to-door — my daily commute provided me the perfect opportunity to try out a few television shows on my backlist. My freelance writing tends to focus on film criticism and film history; that means I tend to feel bad when I waste valuable movie-watching time on episodes of television shows. Put another way: two episodes of any hour-long show is time better spent moving one more classic or foreign film from my ‘to-watch’ list to my ‘watched’ list.

But while I have a hard-and-fast rule about watching movies on my phone, I have no such restrictions on consuming modern television in a handheld format. That’s where Netflix comes in handy. I »

- Matthew Monagle

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Timothy Olyphant in the Movie Go or in Girl Next Door?

16 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I think I’ve stumbled across a new segment that we’re all going to like.  I’d like to pose a vote to our readers in two roles that an actor’s been in and you be the judge of which role you liked better.  The exercise will be to make the decision tough.  I’m going to make sure that the roles in question are both strong performances and that most of us would agree were excellent roles in the careers of the actors.   Today I’m going to start with Timothy Olyphant.   Was he better in the movie Go or the movie Girl

Timothy Olyphant in the Movie Go or in Girl Next Door? »

- Nat Berman

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James Gunn's R-Rated Hitman Pitch Was Rejected by Fox

23 February 2017 4:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After seeing the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and the failure of their own Hitman: Agent 47, 20th Century Fox are probably kicking themselves for turning down director James Gunn's take on the video game franchise. But at one time, Gunn, who has become one of Marvel's most valuable players, had an idea for a Hitman movie that probably would have been better than the two movies previously released in that series.

Video game movies have had a rough go of it over the years, and despite repeated attempts by Fox, Hitman has certainly fallen victim to the video game adaptation curse. The first Hitman movie arrived in 2007 and starred Timothy Olyphant. While the movie's biggest problem might have been having Olyphant shave off his iconic locks to go bald, it did have the sense to arrive in theaters with an R rating. But that almost wasn't the case. »

- MovieWeb

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Oliver Stone and the Cast of ‘Snowden’ Discuss the Challenges of Tackling a Historic Decade

22 February 2017 12:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Snowden.”]

The opening titles of “Snowden” explain that the film dramatizes events from 2004 to 2013, but the film was clearly designed to speak to audiences years after that.

Snowden” is the latest effort from polarizing filmmaker Oliver Stone, who finds himself back in familiar territory, in a firmly political realm. It’s the story behind Edward Snowden’s rise through the CIA before his 2013 whistleblowing efforts, all the way up through the events detailed in Laura Poitras’ documentary “Citizenfour.”

In addition to tackling the timeline that took Snowden from army recruit to figure of global import, “Snowden” contextualizes the full scope of his revelations. What doesn’t come through in heated arguments and hushed conversations is on display in hypnotic sequences of psychedelic digital networks, all made up of personal data.

Bouncing around the nine years of Snowden’s life up until his public reveal is a tricky proposition. But using the »

- Steve Greene

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Newswire: James Gunn once tried to make an R-rated Hitman movie

22 February 2017 11:59 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

On paper, the Hitman video game series seems like a good fit for a movie. It centers on a character with a reasonably iconic—and very easy to replicate—aesthetic, it’s all about killing people in creative or entertaining ways, and what little plot there is usually happens to be so unnecessary that even diehard fans might not notice if you scrapped all of it. And yet, the two Hitman movies that did come out were both largely terrible, one wasting the talents of Timothy Olyphant and the other wasting the talents of pretty much everyone involved.

However, we could’ve actually had a good Hitman movie years ago if the studio hadn’t been so ironically gun shy. As reported by IGN, Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn recently revealed on Twitter that he once pitched a Hitman movie of his own, but the producers passed on »

- Sam Barsanti

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James Gunn wanted to direct an R-rated Hitman movie

22 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matthew Byrd Feb 23, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn reveals that he pitched to make a Hitman movie - but got turned down.

Hitman voice actor David Bateson recently revealed that he was disappointed with the decision to cast Timothy Olyphant as the first film version of Agent 47. In the process, he joined a legion of Hitman fans who have found themselves disappointed with one aspect of the Hitman movies or another. It seems that Hollywood just can't get gaming's greatest assassin right.

The quality of the Hitman films we've received thus far is somehow made even worse by the revelation that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn almost helmed a Hitman adaptation of his dreams.

Recently, Gunn was asked on Twitter which video game he believes he could turn into a good movie. He replied with the following:

I tried to make a Hitman movie a few years ago. »

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant on the ‘Red Ball’ and Other Secrets of the Netflix Comedy

15 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Spoilers for “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 1 below.]

For the record, Drew Barrymore appreciates a good zombie pun — especially in the context of discussing “Santa Clarita Diet,” the Netflix comedy created by Victor Fresco (“Better Off Ted”).

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Makes a Perfect Case for Watching TV Without Even the Most Trivial of Spoilers

The pun wasn’t intentional on IndieWire’s part; we’d simply asked Fresco how “fleshed out” the mythology for his series during last week’s press day in New York. The series, after all, might be easily described as a zombie show, but those who have seen it know that there’s more to the mystery that transforms Sheila (Barrymore) from the subdued wife and partner of Joel (Timothy Olyphant) into a flesh-craving member of the undead.

As Barrymore grinned at IndieWire’s phrasing, “We know what the rules are, which is what I like — there aren’t a lot of rules, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant on the ‘Red Ball’ and Other Secrets of the Netflix Comedy

15 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Spoilers for “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 1 below.]

For the record, Drew Barrymore appreciates a good zombie pun — especially in the context of discussing “Santa Clarita Diet,” the Netflix comedy created by Victor Fresco (“Better Off Ted”).

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Makes a Perfect Case for Watching TV Without Even the Most Trivial of Spoilers

The pun wasn’t intentional on IndieWire’s part; we’d simply asked Fresco how “fleshed out” the mythology for his series during last week’s press day in New York. The series, after all, might be easily described as a zombie show, but those who have seen it know that there’s more to the mystery that transforms Sheila (Barrymore) from the subdued wife and partner of Joel (Timothy Olyphant) into a flesh-craving member of the undead.

As Barrymore grinned at IndieWire’s phrasing, “We know what the rules are, which is what I like — there aren’t a lot of rules, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Drew Barrymore Reveals Why Her New Netflix Show Put Her in the Hospital For 2 Days

14 February 2017 1:52 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Drew Barrymore is currently riding high on the success of her campy, gory new sitcom, Santa Clarita Diet, but the blood that's frequently spilled on screen wasn't all fake. Drew plays a zombie (well, sorta) in the Netflix hit, which required her character to do a number of stunts throughout shooting (jumping onto people, gnawing on their jugulars . . . you get the picture). Drew recently sat down to chat with a group of journalists, along with costar Timothy Olyphant and show creator Victor Fresco, about her experience on the show and revealed why her initial choice to do her own stunts almost ended in disaster. "I jumped on a guy's back in rehearsal, and I fell six feet onto concrete on my head," she said. "I was on top of him, and I fell backwards." "She jumped on like a piggyback," Victor added. "I don't know if you have kids, but »

- Quinn Keaney

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How Drew Barrymore's Gore-Filled Zombie Sitcom Became 1 of TV's Most Relatable New Shows

14 February 2017 1:45 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Drew Barrymore is into werewolves. In a small, dimly lit hotel room in New York City surrounded by a group of reporters, she brushes her perfect California-girl beach waves over one plaid-shirted shoulder and smiles while revealing her preference. "Something about a werewolf gets me hot," she laughs. "Sorry, that came out wrong." It's a sentiment that might sound bizarre coming from any other actress, but much like everything else that comes tumbling out of Barrymore's mouth, it's utterly and disarmingly charming. A similar thing can be said about her new Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet, which somehow transforms a seemingly ridiculous story about a woman who turns into a zombie (of sorts) into a delightful, incredibly disgusting, and feminist half-hour of television. Sitting at the room's small table, Barrymore is flanked by the show's creator, Victor Fresco, and her onscreen husband, Timothy Olyphant, who is more of a vampire guy himself, »

- Quinn Keaney

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Which Current TV Couple Has the Best Relationship? — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which current TV couple is giving you relationship goals?

Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti), Vox

Whenever people ask me what TV show is the best currently running, my go-to answer is “The Americans” for a variety of reasons (it’s really that good, it’s one most people haven’t seen, etc.). But a big reason for that is thanks to the sterling marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose icy cold love fills my heart with joy. Think about it: When the series began, these two spies were just pretending to have a functional relationship — only to have realized that their pretending was essentially the same as something real. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Which Current TV Couple Has the Best Relationship? — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which current TV couple is giving you relationship goals?

Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti), Vox

Whenever people ask me what TV show is the best currently running, my go-to answer is “The Americans” for a variety of reasons (it’s really that good, it’s one most people haven’t seen, etc.). But a big reason for that is thanks to the sterling marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose icy cold love fills my heart with joy. Think about it: When the series began, these two spies were just pretending to have a functional relationship — only to have realized that their pretending was essentially the same as something real. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Berlin: Jai Courtney Joins Thomas Mann in 'Beef' (Exclusive)

9 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney has signed on to Beef, starring Timothy Olyphant and Thomas Mann.

Beef follows a general manager (Mann) at a Midwestern branch of fast food restaurant Beefy’s who makes a $10,000 bet that was supposed to be a sure thing. When he loses, it puts him in the crosshairs of a comically brutal crime syndicate, led by Brian Gill (Olyphant) and his second in command, Dipper (Courtney), leaving him just 24 hours to outwit a rogue's gallery of thugs. He decides his only way out is to rob the place he knows best: Beefy’s. But of »

- Rebecca Ford

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Drew Barrymore Fleshes Out ‘Santa Clarita Diet’; Justin Simien On Myth-Busting ‘Dear White People’

8 February 2017 10:04 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix today is letting its top talent loose before journalists from around the world (there’s a particularly strong contingent from Netflix-loving Brazil and Argentina) to promote its lineup of new programs and re-ups, including the much buzzed-about newbies Santa Clarita Diet and Dear White People. An early panel with Santa Clarita stars Drew Barrymore  and Timothy Olyphant and showrunner Victor Fresco focused on the challenges of keeping the family together when… »

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ to ‘The Oa’: Netflix’s Biggest Shows and Stars Reveal All — Watch the Livestream

7 February 2017 6:11 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Most networks choose to present their spring lineup during January’s Television Critics Association press tour, but Netflix isn’t like most networks. The streaming giant has instead put together its own event this Wednesday in New York, organizing a series of panels devoted to capturing an incredible spread of original content coming soon to our devices.

Read More: New to Netflix in February 2017: 7 Best TV Shows to Binge

New shows getting the spotlight include “Santa Clarita Diet,” featuring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as a suburban couple with a bloody mess on their hands; “Girlboss,” a fictionalized retelling of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amorus’s journey to creating a fashion empire; and “13 Reasons Why,” a series adaptation of Jay Asher’s teen suicide novel directed by “Spotlight’s” Tom McCarthy.

In addition, actors and creators representing some of Netflix’s biggest recent and upcoming releases will be featured, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ to ‘The Oa’: Netflix’s Biggest Shows and Stars Reveal All — Watch the Livestream

7 February 2017 6:11 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Most networks choose to present their spring lineup during January’s Television Critics Association press tour, but Netflix isn’t like most networks. The streaming giant has instead put together its own event this Wednesday in New York, organizing a series of panels devoted to capturing an incredible spread of original content coming soon to our devices.

Read More: New to Netflix in February 2017: 7 Best TV Shows to Binge

New shows getting the spotlight include “Santa Clarita Diet,” featuring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as a suburban couple with a bloody mess on their hands; “Girlboss,” a fictionalized retelling of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amorus’s journey to creating a fashion empire; and “13 Reasons Why,” a series adaptation of Jay Asher’s teen suicide novel directed by “Spotlight’s” Tom McCarthy.

In addition, actors and creators representing some of Netflix’s biggest recent and upcoming releases will be featured, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Santa Clarita Diet: why you should give Netflix's Drew Barrymore show a taste

7 February 2017 9:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Craig Thomas Feb 8, 2017

Here's why Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet, with Drew Barrymore, deserves to be on your list (though not necessarily as a dinner companion).

Ever wanted to see Drew Barrymore devour human flesh? Well if so, then this is the show for you!

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Sheila Hammond (Barrymore) and her husband Joel (played by Timothy Olyphant), are just a pair of standard suburban real estate agents. They live a standard suburban life in a standard suburban home, with their standard suburban 16 year old daughter Abby (played by Liv Hewson).

Then, one day, for no discernible reason, whilst the couple are showing a house, Sheila exorcises a Herculean amount of vomit, a small red organ-type thing, and dies. But then, »

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Sam Rockwell Joins Chris Messina, Lily Rabe in Dramedy ‘We’re Just Married’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 8:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Rockwell has joined Lily Rabe and Chris Messina as the lead in the dramedy “We’re Just Married,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The Exchange has acquired international rights for the movie and will launch sales this week at the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. Wme global is handling U.S. rights.

“We’re Just Married” will be directed by Rodrigo Garcia (“Blue”) and produced by Lily Rabe and Bettina Barrow. Garcia will direct from an original screenplay by David Rabe (“The Firm”).

The movie is set at the beginning of the 1970s and follows a suburban wife who ends her marriage after having an affair with her neighbor, wreaking havoc on a quiet cul-de-sac.

“We are very excited to have Sam Rockwell as one of the leads in ‘We’re Just Married,'” said The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “His large body of work in »

- Dave McNary

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