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First Photo of Ellen Page And Julianne Moore in Freeheld

30 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a first look at Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Summit Entertainment’s Freeheld.

Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page) and their fight for justice.

A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this.

Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Ellen Page is one of the producers on the film.

Directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Freeheld opens on October 2nd, 2015 (limited) & October 16th, 2015 (wide).

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- Michelle McCue

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She's Funny That Way - video review

25 June 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this excerpt from this week's Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw review the new film from Peter Bogdanovich, a comedy about a New York prostitute (Imogen Poots) given a chance to realise her dream of becoming an actor by a wealthy client (Owen Wilson). She's Funny That Way, which also stars Jennifer Aniston and features cameos from Quentin Tarantino and Michael Shannon, is released in the UK on Friday 26 June Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes, Dan Susman, Richard Sprenger and Joan Portillo

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Amazon Acquires Feature Film ‘Elvis & Nixon’ With Kevin Spacey

24 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon Studios has just hit a very important milestone. The digital studios has finally broken into the original feature film race by purchasing the film Elvis & Nixon, which stars actor Kevin Spacey from Netflix’s hit original series House of Cards.

Variety, who originally broke the story, reports Amazon is in the final stages to acquire Elvis & Nixon following over a month’s worth of negotiations after the Cannes Film Festival. Variety notes Amazon may have shelled out over $3 million for the film, which will only be distributed in theaters by Bleecker Street Media (who was also seeking to purchase the movie).

Elvis & Nixon tells the story of when the titular and iconic figures met for the first time. Michael Shannon portrays Elvis Presley, and Spacey plays President Richard Nixon (now the second time the actor has portrayed Potus for a digital studios-owned original production). Directed by Liza Johnson, the »

- Bree Brouwer

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'Elvis & Nixon,' Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like, Goes to Amazon Studios

24 June 2015 8:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Following "weeks of haggling" since the Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports that Amazon Studios has acquired "Elvis & Nixon." The film will debut in theaters only, with a rollout to be handled by another newly launched distribution arm, former Focus head Andrew Karpen's Bleecker Street. With a reported pricetag of over $3 million, the film courted a handful of buyers including Lionsgate based on early market footage alone. The film tells the story of a storied meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) and Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) in December 1970 at the White House. (You will note that Netflix bankrolled producer-star Spacey's series "House of Cards.") Directed by Liza Johnson, "Elvis & Nixon" arrives as one of Amazon Studios' biggest deals yet. Amazon production chief Ted Hope and movie distribution and marketing head Bob Berney have already lined up deals with Jim Jarmusch for a still-under-wraps project, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Amazon Drops Millions For Kevin Spacey's Elvis & Nixon, Will Offer Modern Release Platform

23 June 2015 7:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Netflix started to break into the film distribution market last year, it looked like the relationship between streaming services and theatrical exhibitors was only getting rockier. While relations have no signs of improving just yet, competitor Amazon seems to have made some in-roads for any company that wants to work in both worlds of streaming and theatrical distribution. They've done so with the help of their latest acquisition, Elvis & Nixon, and at the cost of a couple million dollars. Actually, that price is $4 million according to Deadline's scoop. The Kevin Spacey/Michael Shannon picture is now in the hands of Amazon Studios for its domestic distribution, with production house Bleeker Street sharing responsibilities. Hypothetically, Amazon would handle the digital distribution end, while Bleecker Street would push for more of the stereotypical theatrical distribution model . but it.s still impressive that a streaming service is getting behind a theatrically released »

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Amazon Studios, Bleecker Street buy ‘Elvis & Nixon’

23 June 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ted Hope’s expanding team at the digital platform alongside Andrew Karpen’s fledgling distributor have snapped up Us rights with the latter in line to handle the theatrical release.

The acquisition, understood to have closed at just under $4m, consummates a courtship that began in Cannes, where industry watchers expected Amazon Studios to take significant steps in assembling its initial slate.

Hope joined Amazon Original Movies in January as head of production and said at the time that the early goal was to build a pipeline of around 12 features in the first year.

Screendaily understands the game-plan will see an initial roster of awards-worthy titles before Amazon Studios grows the stable with a range of films in successive years that will encompass genre titles and bigger budget fare.

Unlike Netflix – currently the industry’s leading, noisiest and most active digital disruptor – Amazon Studios would pay producers back-end should films prosper. Netflix does not »

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Amazon Studios buys ‘Elvis & Nixon’

23 June 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ted Hope and his growing team at the digital platform have snapped up Us rights to the drama and will partner with Bleecker Street on the theatrical component.

The move follows mounting speculation about the profile of the initial slate at Amazon Studios, the focus of many an industry-watcher after it been expected to become a significant buyer in Cannes.

Hope joined Amazon Original Movies in January as head of production and said at the time that the early goal was to build a pipeline of around 12 features in the first year.

Screendaily understands the game-plan will see an initial roster of awards-worthy titles before Amazon Studios grows the stable with a range of films in successive years that will encompass genre titles and bigger budget fare.

Unlike Netflix – currently the industry’s leading, noisiest and most active digital disruptor – Amazon Studios would pay producers back-end should films prosper. Netflix does not pay royalties and tends to pay »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Amazon, Bleecker Street buy ‘Elvis & Nixon’

23 June 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ted Hope and his growing team at the digital platform have snapped up Us rights to the drama and will partner with Bleecker Street on the theatrical component.

The move follows mounting speculation about the profile of the initial slate at Amazon Studios, the focus of many an industry-watcher after it been expected to become a significant buyer in Cannes.

Hope joined Amazon Original Movies in January as head of production and said at the time that the early goal was to build a pipeline of around 12 features in the first year.

Screendaily understands the game-plan will see an initial roster of awards-worthy titles before Amazon Studios grows the stable with a range of films in successive years that will encompass genre titles and bigger budget fare.

Unlike Netflix – currently the industry’s leading, noisiest and most active digital disruptor – Amazon Studios would pay producers back-end should films prosper. Netflix does not pay royalties and tends to pay »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kevin Spacey’s ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Sold to Amazon Studios

23 June 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon Studios has acquired the domestic rights to Kevin Spacey‘s “Elvis & Nixon,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap. The film details the events leading up the meeting between President Richard Nixon (played by Spacey) and Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) in 1970. The film also stars Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, and Johnny Knoxville. The acquisition represents a victory for Amazon, as the company has made a strong push into original content in recent years. Also Read: Bob Berney Joins Amazon Studios as Head of Movie Distribution and Marketing; Albert Cheng Named COO The company’s transgender comedy “Transparent” recently netted a Golden Globe. »

- Joe Otterson

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Amazon Studios Acquires ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Starring Kevin Spacey (Exclusive)

23 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After weeks of haggling following the Cannes Film Festival, Amazon Studios is in final negotiations for the drama “Elvis & Nixon,” Variety has learned.

The film will debut in theaters only, and the theatrical rollout will be handled by Bleecker Street as part of the deal.

“Elvis & Nixon” tells the story of the infamous meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) and Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) in 1970. Several buyers had expressed interest in the project (based on early footage alone), including Lionsgate and Bleecker Street, but Amazon was able to land it. The deal has been in the works for more than a month, with the pricetag climbing over $3 million, according a source.

It’s a significant victory for the Internet juggernaut that now wants to enter into the crowded field of releasing original movies. Ted Hope, the seasoned indie producer who recently ran Fandor, stepped into Amazon’s film production side earlier this year, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Can’t Come Out to Play’ DVD Review

20 June 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton

 

John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror (his Masters of Horror episode in 2006 is his only “horror” credit in 25 years), with Can’t Come Out to Play, a psychological thriller starring Britain’s very own Samantha Morton and everyone’s favourite Superman villain, Michael Shannon, who play married medical professionals Katharine and Richard Young who keep their sick son Andy isolated from the outside world in their remote countryside house.

However that isolation is broken when Maryann, following the death of her parents, moves in with her grandparents just down the road. Having left all she knows behind and feeling alone, she eventually befriends Andy »

- Phil Wheat

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More Cameos Rumored For 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

16 June 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Obviously, **spoilers ahead** but there are many that would argue we're in an era when everyone should just accept spoilers as a fact of life. At any rate, we already know that there will be several more characters than the Dark Knight and Man Of Steel appearing in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice." Zack Snyder's superhero showdown is pretty much launching Warner Bros' DC-verse slate, and as such, the studio is cramming in as many characters in the film as possible. Read More: Review: 'Man Of Steel' Directed By Zack Snyder, Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Michael Shannon     Heroic Hollywood reports that Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, and The Flash, played by Ezra Miller, will appear in the movie, albeit via brief cameos. Aquaman will be held prisoner in a "containment chamber" and audiences will see his hand slap the chamber's glass. Meanwhile, the Flash will stop a robbery. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First image from Freeheld starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore

14 June 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first image has been released from director Peter Sollett’s upcoming gay rights drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page

Freeheld tells the story of fearless Police Detective Laurel Hester, working to bust New Jersey drug dealers with her long-term partner and mentor, Detective Dane Wells. Though close, Laurel has never been honest with Dane about her sexual orientation and Dane nurses a long-held attraction to her. Their friendship is tested when Laurel falls in love with a younger, openly gay, car mechanic, Stacie Andree, who urges Laurel to be open about their relationship. Laurel finds the domestic happiness she’s long sought with Stacie and they buy a house together. When Laurel is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she risks coming out of the closet to ask the county commissioners (Freeholders) to grant her police pension to Stacie when she dies (as would happen automatically for any heterosexual, »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Promo Art Defaces The Heroes

10 June 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Unlike in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where the Avengers are hailed (at least stateside) as villain-conquering heroes, the world of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice appears to cast superheroes in a much less favorable light. Perhaps that’s only to be expected, given the catastrophic amount of damage Superman (Henry Cavill) did to Metropolis while duking it out with General Zod (Michael Shannon) in Man of Steel. But Warner Bros. and DC are definitely playing up the public’s dissatisfaction with crime fighters in new promo art for the blockbuster.

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Now, if you’re one of those geeks who complained on some sites about yesterday’s vague official synopsis giving away plot points from the film, maybe you should avoid the promo art because, believe it or not, the art may actually tease some aspect of the movie. Shocking, I know.

Anyway, Heroic Hollywood dropped the new art, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Round-Up: Doomsdays Photo Gallery, Backcountry, The Harvest Blu-ray Release Details, Watch Catalyst Pilot

5 June 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A new gallery of images has been revealed for the horror comedy Doomsdays. Also showcased in this round-up: Blu-ray release details for IFC Midnight's Backcountry and The Harvest, as well as a look at the Catalyst series pilot.

Doomsdays: Directed by Eddie Mullins, Doomsdays is now available to watch in select theaters and on VOD:

"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe."

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Backcountry and The Harvest: From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have new IFC Midnight titles planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Fall!

Backcountry – Based on true events, this terrifying account of a couple stranded in »

- Tamika Jones

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New poster for 99 Homes featuring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon

5 June 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from Wednesdays trailer a new poster has been released for Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes featuring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes – gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the Us government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost – on Carver’s orders, »

- Gary Collinson

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99 Homes Trailer Sees Andrew Garfield Befriend His Worst Enemy

4 June 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having caught the attention of many a critic during Sundance earlier this year, there’s a crackle of excitement surrounding Ramin Bahrani’s upcoming real estate drama 99 Homes, and today we have the very first full-length trailer.

Set against the house marketing collapse of 2008, Bahrani’s intriguing film will view the world through the lens of Andrew Garfield’s Dennis Nash. An average joe in every sense of the world, Nash is merely trying to make ends meet in order to keep a roof over his mother and son, but it isn’t long before his world is upended by real estate agent Mike Carver. Michael Shannon stars as the magnetic, morally corrupt big bad, who changes tact when he offers Garlfield’s protagonist a unique opportunity; to deliver the same fate to other people living on the breadline.

In typical fashion, Carver’s world soon envelopes Nash and his once-morally astute standing, »

- Michael Briers

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Andrew Garfield And Michael Shannon Sizzle In Devastating 99 Homes Trailer

4 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Andrew Garfield.s days of wall-crawling and web-slinging may be over, but a new trailer for his drama 99 Homes shows that he.s not quite done contending with villains. However, the villain in this case, played by Michael Shannon, is looking to drag Garfield.s character -- a strapped, destitute, desperate father -- into a world of cynicism and corruption in an economic horror story of sorts. 99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last September. Now, the film has found itself a distributor in Broad Green Pictures, releasing this trailer for the impending wide release. Clearly, the film sets the drama amongst a backdrop filled with themes related to the modern economic crisis ripped from the headlines. What.s already apparent is that the dynamic between Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon is explosive, yet subtly tragic. Garfield plays Dennis Nash, a debt-riddled single father caring »

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99 Homes Trailer: Andrew Garfield is In Financial Ruin

4 June 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Check out the latest from Ramin Bahrani with its powerful performances by Garfield and Michael Shannon

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- Christopher Campbell

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Trailer for 99 Homes, with Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon

4 June 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "99 Homes" that got a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival. It stars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel). Check out the trailer below. Plot: The story focuses on a desperate blue-collar construction worker (Garfield) whose family is evicted when the bank forecloses on their home during the economic downturn. In order to get back in their house, he makes a dirty deal to work for a crooked real-estate broker (Shannon), the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. "99 Homes" is directed by Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price) and is set to hit select theaters on September 25th. Trailer: »

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