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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Seven Psychopaths

18 December 2012 11:54 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 29, 2013

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

A dog, a screenwriter and the criminal underworld get entangled in Seven Psychopaths, which scored high points with critics and moviegoers when it was in theaters.

The comedy movie stars Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses) as Marty, a struggling screenwriter in Los Angeles who just needs some focus and inspiration to finish his screenplay. His focus gets a little astray, however, when he inadvertantly gets entangled with the criminal underworld after his unamployed actor best friend (Sam Rockwell, Conviction) and his partner in crime (Christopher Walken, Catch Me If You Can) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson, The Hunger Games) beloved Shih Tzu.

Michael Pitt (TV’s Boardwalk Empire), Harry Dean Stanton (TV’s Big Love) and Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) also star in the R-rated film, which was written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

Critics praised Seven Psychopaths, »

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Seven Psychopaths - Specs and Home Video Artwork

17 December 2012 4:40 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you missed out on the ultra-violent hilarity that is Seven Psychopaths during its theatrical run, here's your chance to right that wrong! We've got the artwork and all the details you need to prepare you for the lunacy to come.

From the Press Release

Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (2009, Best Actor – Comedy, In Bruges) leads an all-star cast in the comedy Seven Psychopaths, available January 29th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and CBS Films. Directed by Academy Award®-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh (2009, Best Writing - Original Screenplay, In Bruges), the film follows a Hollywood screenwriter and his oddball friends, who all end up embroiled in an outrageous kidnapping scheme gone wrong. The acclaimed cast includes Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (1978, The Deer Hunter, Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Tom Waits (The Book of Eli »

- Uncle Creepy

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10 Most Shocking Deaths in Boardwalk Empire

11 December 2012 10:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Boardwalk Empire has never failed to shock and devastate viewers by routinely killing off fan favourites while the evil and manipulative characters continue on living (see Gillian for further reference there). Thankfully, sometimes even the not-so-nice characters in Boardwalk Empire get their comeuppance in a surprising or grim way. Perhaps that is what makes this show such a thrilling, compelling and enthralling experience, nobody is safe in 1920s Atlantic City.

The show has stacked up quite a body count over the first three seasons with as many main characters biting the bullet as secondary ones. This list will focus on demises we did not see coming, characters that were really likeable and central to the show’s popularity and of course the plain contemptible villains who had it coming. Here are our 10 most shocking deaths that have come in the first three seasons of the acclaimed HBO crime drama.

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- John Markham

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Second Opinion - Seven Psychopaths (2012)

9 December 2012 9:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seven Psychopaths, 2012.

Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh.

Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Željko Ivanek, Michael Pitt, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Stuhlbarg and Harry Dean Stanton.

Synopsis:

Men steal dogs, there are psychopaths, it gets a bit messy.

The trailers for Seven Psychopaths portray it as a completely different film - the green band trailer in particular sells a movie and characters that you will not be seeing. So be prepared for this, but know that you are in for a great time at the movies.

Seven Psychopaths is quite unique, and because of this it takes a time to really get going. Colin Farrell plays, Marty, a screenwriter living in Los Angeles who is having trouble with his latest project, which just so happens to be titled; Seven Psychopaths. The film follows a strange path as the start »

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Movie Review - Seven Psychopaths (2012)

6 December 2012 11:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seven Psychopaths, 2012.

Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh.

Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Željko Ivanek, Michael Pitt, Kevin Corrigan, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Stuhlbarg and Harry Dean Stanton.

Synopsis:

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved dog.

Before we begin, I have to confess – I didn’t really “get” In Bruges when I saw it at the cinema. I liked it don’t get me wrong, but I didn’t love it. It wasn’t until I saw it on DVD a few years later that I finally understood what the fuss was about. I get the feeling Seven Psychopaths will have the same effect on a lot of people because it’s a film where you get more out of it the more you think about it. »

- flickeringmyth

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Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Lake Bell, more show short film series in La

5 December 2012 5:09 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It was a Coppola family affair at the Los Angeles premiere of Four Stories, a short film series sponsored by and featuring W Hotels and Intel Ultrabooks. Roman Coppola curated. Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman starred in two of the films. And Talia Shire turned out to support her sons and nephew.

Die Again, Undead One is Roman Coppola’s bonus contribution to the slate. It’s part Coppola just having fun with the idea of Hollywood, B-movies, and his cousin (Schwartzman), and part plug for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swann III (in theaters February 8).

But the »

- Lindsey Bahr

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Martin McDonagh talks Seven Psychopaths

5 December 2012 4:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ahead of the release of Seven Psychopaths we caught up with its director and screenwriter Martin McDonagh to ask him about the genesis of his new movie, the departure of Mickey Rourke and the challenge of balancing the drama and comedy in a film.

Where did the idea for Seven Psychopaths come from?

The script for it was actually written straight after the script for In Bruges was written, but before I made In Bruges, so I kind of had them both ready to go at the same time. But this one I guess I wanted to deal with Hollywood filmmaking and gangster films and the necessity of violence in those, and is there another place to take it to? And I guess Colin’s character having the title [Seven Psychopaths] but wanting it to be about love and peace was the initial idea, so where do you go from there? And »

- Joe Cunningham

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HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale Down From Last Season

3 December 2012 3:21 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Season 3 finale of HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire last night slipped from the end of Season 2. The Prohibition-era drama drew 2.7 million viewers to its 9 Pm broadcast Sunday night, down from the 3 million that watched the Season 2 finale on December 10, 2011. That episode saw the fatal shooting of Michael Pitt’s James Darmody character by Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. Over three broadcasts on the night, Boardwalk Empire pulled in 4.3 million viewers Sunday; two broadcasts in December 2011 garnered 3.8 million viewers. The only episode this season to do better than last night’s finale was the season premiere. which pulled in 2.9 million viewers September 16. Related: ‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale Draws 10.5 Million Viewers »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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'Boardwalk Empire' Finale Ratings Fall Just Shy of Last Season

3 December 2012 11:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Boardwalk Empire concluded another season in typically brutal fashion on Sunday night, and 2.7 million viewers tuned in to see HBO wrap up the latest run of the Steve Buscemi starrer. That's about 300,000 viewers shy of the December 2011 finale, which brought in 3 million viewers in its first outing and famously dispatched series co-lead Michael Pitt. With multiple plays during the course of the night, Sunday's Boardwalk Empire attracted a total of 4.3 million viewers. Terence Winter's Prohibition-era drama set in Atlantic City continues to be an exceptionally steady performer for the cable

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- Michael O'Connell

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Exclusive: Boardwalk Empire Boss Reveals Why [Spoiler] Had to Be Killed Off! Plus: Scoop on the Death Scene That Never Aired

1 December 2012 6:52 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s been two weeks since Boardwalk Empire whacked Charlie Cox‘s Owen but fans of HBO’s period drama are still mourning the shocking demise of Nucky’s right-hand man. If it’s any consolation, series creator Terence Winter insists the decision to off the character was not an easy one.

Spoilers | Scoop on Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist, Sons of Anarchy, S.H.I.E.L.D. and more in Matt’s Inside Line!

“It’s so hard,” confesses the Ep. “It’s one of the challenges of doing a gangster show; people die. People tend to meet unfortunate ends. »

- Michael Ausiello

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Boardwalk Empire Season 3 a feast for fans of the bad guys, some thoughts

25 November 2012 8:24 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

For sheer body count, scope of historical American gangsters and politicians, taught scripting, editing and pitch-perfect below the line crafts, HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 has been nothing short of masterful smallscreen fare. Better than damned near everything in a year of epic TV (Homeland, Dexter, Luther, Game of Thrones, Bedlam, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, The Walking Dead to name some of my top picks). This season we are light one James Darmony (Michael Pitt), but we gained Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) the cuckoo crazy Italian mobster whose battle-ax of a wife belittles him, driving him to seek release with redheads who give him the asphyxiation foreplay treatment. The best »

- April MacIntyre

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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robinson Devor’s You Can’t Win

22 November 2012 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Naturally, helmer Robinson Devor is a great fit for Park City – a former lab participant, his entire filmography in The Woman Chaser (Sundance ’00), Police Beat (Sundance ’05) and Zoo (Sundance ’07) have been presented at the fest: For his fourth feature, Devor took on the weighty task of adapting what is referenced as “one of the most influential books in the American literary underground.” Unless there are seasonal inserts to be added, we consider You Can’t Win to be full prepped as filming began in Devor’s backyard (state of Washington) in April/May of this year (set pics here). Worth noting is that Michael Pitt makes a return of sorts to the big screen — not since 2007′s Funny Games U.S. had he been on film and its appears to be a passion project for the thesp who is credited as a contributing writer and producer. Cast along his side is »

- Eric Lavallee

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Jack Huston on Playing 'Boardwalk Empire' Masked Fan Favorite Richard Harrow and Making Peace With the Possibility of Getting Killed Off

16 November 2012 7:42 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Since his first appearance halfway through season one of "Boardwalk Empire," Jack Huston's disfigured Richard Harrow has been a fan favorite. Whether its the way his loyalty to Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) has led him to take care of the man's son Tommy in the wake of his shocking murder at the end of the last season, or how he's dealt with his own demons, Huston has given the Wwi veteran-turned-hitman/bootlegger an unusual charm that's instantly appealing. Plenty of viewers thought they'd see Harrow on a bloody rampage to avenge Darmody in season three, but showrunner Terence Winter and his writers have instead shown us a more subdued Harrow. Having always longed for a connection with a woman, he begins a tentative romance with Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt), daughter of a fellow vet Harrow met at the American Legion. What remains to be seen is how much longer »

- Jason Guerrasio

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Jack Huston on Playing 'Boardwalk Empire' Masked Fan Favorite Richard Harrow and Making Peace With the Possibility of Getting Killed Off

16 November 2012 7:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since his first appearance halfway through season one of "Boardwalk Empire," Jack Huston's disfigured Richard Harrow has been a fan favorite. Whether its the way his loyalty to Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) has led him to take care of the man's son Tommy in the wake of his shocking murder at the end of the last season, or how he's dealt with his own demons, Huston has given the Wwi veteran-turned-hitman/bootlegger an unusual charm that's instantly appealing. Plenty of viewers thought they'd see Harrow on a bloody rampage to avenge Darmody in season three, but showrunner Terence Winter and his writers have instead shown us a more subdued Harrow. Having always longed for a connection with a woman, he begins a tentative romance with Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt), daughter of a fellow vet Harrow met at the American Legion. What remains to be seen is how much longer »

- Jason Guerrasio

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Leeds Film Festival 2012 Review: Seven Psychopaths

12 November 2012 2:32 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From the writer/director of In Bruges, it’s the return of the Tarantino imitation. After his wonderfully-scripted debut, Martin McDonagh has devolved into the very thing his Seven Psychopaths alter-ego ‘Marty’ fears he’ll become: a writer lost to an over-active imagination. Not bereft of ideas, Psychopaths actually buckles under the weight of everything McDonagh wants to say and do. It has all the hyperactivity of a Tarantino movie but hardly any understanding of the form that holds Qt’s movies together. Rambling, shuffling, narratively and tonally all over the place, Seven Psychopaths looks like an ideas meeting put on screen.

It’s intentional, says McDonagh via his film, that Seven Psychopaths looks like extracts of several different scripts glued hastily together. Marty (Colin Farrell) is having trouble writing his new script ‘Seven Psychopaths’, succumbing to writer’s block and alcoholism in a very glamorous way. His best friend »

- Brogan Morris

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Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Builds Up To An Explosive Finale In Episode #8, 'The Pony'

5 November 2012 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Jimmy deserved better than this," Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) says with disgust. The "funeral" for Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) is equal parts sham, disgrace and an utter joke. Shockingly killed off at the end of season 2 by his mentor and only real father figure Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) as vengeance for an earlier betrayal, Jimmy's mother Gillian (Gretchen Mol) has spent the last few months in delusional mourning, claiming Jimmy was off on one of his "adventures" rather than acknowledging his death. But when faced with practical matters -- her brothel business is failing, the house being in Jimmy's name stopping her from acquiring a loan -- Gillian proves her head's not entirely in the clouds and she can be sinisterly lethal. Buried in lieu of Jimmy is the dead-ringer Roger McAllister (Billy Magnussen), a handsome bumpkin Gillian lured into her web for the specific purposes of having a surrogate body to bury. »

- Edward Davis

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Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Builds Up To An Explosive Finale In Episode #8, 'The Pony'

5 November 2012 9:07 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Jimmy deserved better than this," Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) says with disgust. The "funeral" for Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) is equal parts sham, disgrace and an utter joke. Shockingly killed off at the end of season 2 by his mentor and only real father figure Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) as vengeance for an earlier betrayal, Jimmy's mother Gillian (Gretchen Mol) has spent the last few months in delusional mourning, claiming Jimmy was off on one of his "adventures" rather than acknowledging his death. But when faced with practical matters -- her brothel business is failing, the house being in Jimmy's name stopping her from acquiring a loan -- Gillian proves her head's not entirely in the clouds and she can be sinisterly lethal. Buried in lieu of Jimmy is the dead-ringer Roger McAllister (Billy Magnussen), a handsome bumpkin Gillian lured into her web for the specific purposes of having a surrogate body to bury. »

- Edward Davis

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How Realistic Or Beneficial Is A TV Series Threatening To Kill Its Main Character?

4 November 2012 10:18 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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Last week on ABC’s Castle, a murderer framed Castle (Nathan Fillion) for his crime and almost killed him as the hour drew to a close. Castle luckily got away, as did the murderer, who will surely return one day.

It was a tense episode, but it left me feeling more tricked than treated: Did we truly expect Castle, the titular character, to bite the dust? No, because without him, there would be no show.

I recently wrote about shocking TV deaths, and there are many, but it tends to be supporting characters who get cut. Some are so fantastic or get enough attention that they feel like leads, but they’re technically classified as second-tier roles (think Jimmy Darmondy, played by Michael Pitt, of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire).

Other surprising deaths happen to characters that are a part of an ensemble, so they »

- Rachel Bennett

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Paul Bettany & Matthew Goode Lead Falklands War Flick 'Destroyer,' Michael Pitt Will 'Rob The Mob'

29 October 2012 9:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Paul Bettany & Matthew Goode: two talented British actors and veterans of both rom-coms ("Wimbledon," "Leap Year") and terrible comic book movies ("Priest," "Watchmen"), in search of a boost to the next level. Things are already looking up for both; Bettany impresses in new cop thriller "Blood," and Goode looks to have a juicy role in Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" early next year. And now the pair are teaming up for the Falklands War-era thriller "Destroyer." Based on the sinking of the Hms Coventry at the end of the 1980s conflict between the U.K. and Argentina, it's directed by Tom Shankland ("The Children," "The Fades"), and shooting gets underway early next year. [Screen Daily] “Last Days” and “The Dreamers” star Michael Pitt will star in true-crime thriller “Rob The Mob.” The Raymond De Felitta-helmed film, written by Jonathan »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Michael Pitt And Nina Arianda Headline Rob The Mob

26 October 2012 9:31 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the American Film Market just around the corner, there's been a flood of new projects making headlines, the latest of which is the crime thriller Rob The Mob. Based on a true story, the film focuses on a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde who decide to hit the pockets of some of New York City's most notorious mobsters. While their plan is to knock over some criminal-run underground clubs, their heists lead them to something much bigger than they anticipated, inciting not just the mob but also the FBI and their own families to join the hunt to track them down. Deadline reports Raymond De Felitta, who has helmed such NYC-set features as City Island and Café Society, will direct Rob The Mob, which was penned by Jonathan Fernandez. Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt will produce as well as front the feature opposite rising star Nina Arianda, who won major »

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