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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Blu-ray Review

25 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell | Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad | Directed by Noam Murro

I don’t want to spoil 300, but I think it’s fair to say it had a double-edged ending with the feeling being that there was still hope even if the war was far from over.  300: Rise of an Empire continues the story, but also prequels it and runs alongside it as the focus turns to Greece and the coming together of a nation to take on Xerxes and his Persian forces.

300: Rise of an Empire focuses mainly on Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) taking the battle to the Persian Army on the naval battlefield.  Battling against Artemisia (Eva Green) Xerxes’ (Rodrigo Santoro) trusted naval leader he must outwit her and the huge forces she has to take on his more meagre offering. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Magnolia takes Us on Kill Me Three Times

24 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kriv Stenders’ comedic crime thriller starring Simon Pegg premiered in Toronto and will open theatrically in 2015. Cargo handles international sales.

Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth and Bryan Brown star in the Parabolic Pictures and Stable Way Production in association with Feisty Dame.

Kill Me Three Times centres on an assassin who learns he is not the only one out to kill the siren of a sun-drenched Australia surfing town.

James McFarland wrote the screenplay and the producers are Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings and Tania Chambers

Wme Global negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Magnolia. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Michelle Yeoh and Will Yun Lee Join Final Season of ‘Strike Back’

23 September 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hong Kong – Malaysian actress and martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh, recently shooting “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II,” and Will Yun Lee will give a significant Asian angle to the fourth season of Cinemax action drama series “Strike Back.”

The final series of ten episodes is now shooting in Europe after a break enforced by an injury sustained off set by returning series star Sullivan Stapleton. Production will continue towards the end of the year with additional filming in Thailand.

Season four is directed by Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Brendan Maher, and written by Bassett, Jack Lothian, James Dormer, Richard Zajdlic, Ed Whitmore and Tim Vaughan.

The series sees Stapleton (“300: The Rise of an Empire,” “Gangster Squad”) and Philip Winchester (“Crusoe”) return as a pair of counter-terrorism operatives. They are joined by Robson Green (“Wire in the Blood,”), Michelle Lukes (“Doctors”) and »

- Patrick Frater

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Exclusive Q+A With Rodrigo Santoro For ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’

23 September 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I actually really enjoyed 300: Rise Of An Empire when it hit cinemas back in March (you can read my review here), so am pretty amped for the upcoming DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download release next week. The film stars Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and a returning Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes, who we caught up with for an exclusive Q+A ahead of the home entertainment bow.

Question:  I wonder if you could start by telling me how would you describe 300: Rise of an Empire and how it relates to the original 300?

Rodrigo Santoro:  Well, I’m going to describe it not as a sequel, but, as we like to call it, a companion film because there are different cameras and different angles of what is happening at the same time as the first film.  In a way, it’s really an experience that helps the audience to »

- Paul Heath

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Michelle Yeoh, Max Beesley join Strike Back's final series

23 September 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michelle Yeoh and Max Beesley will appear in the fifth and final series of Strike Back.

Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be back as Strike Back leads Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, with Robson Green (Philip Locke), Michelle Lukes (Sgt Richmond) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez) also returning.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Yeoh - in her first ever role for television - will play the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand, with Tim McInnerny (Blackadder, Spooks) playing her husband.

Mad Dogs star Beesley takes on the role of an ex-pat gangster in the new episodes, which will also feature guest appearances from Game of Thrones actor Michael McElhatton, Highlander: The Series star Adrian Paul and Spartacus actor Dustin Clare.

Completing the cast are Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine), James Wilby (Gosford Park), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones) and Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War Of The Damned).

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Yeoh & More Join Final "Strike Back" Season

22 September 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following a seven month hiatus after star Sullivan Stapleton suffered a major injury in Bangkok, production has resumed in Europe and Asia on the final season of Cinemax's "Strike Back".

Joining regulars Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be a host of talent lead by the one and only Michelle Yeoh.

Joining her will be "The Wolverine" stars Will Yun Lee and Masa Yamaguchi, former "Highlander: The Series" lead Adrian Paul, "Spartacus" stars Dustin Clare and Christian Antidormi, "Game of Thrones" actors Joseph Gatt and Michael McElhatton, Ufc fighter Michael Bisping and a raft of British thesis including Max Beesley, Tim McInnerny, Leo Gregory, Mark Griffin, Andrew Pleavin and Eliza Hope Bennett.

This final set of ten episodes is scheduled to air sometime in 2015

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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'Strike Back' Season 4: Find Out Who's Joining The Cast!

22 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Strike Back" has announced who is joining the cast for the Cinemax series' fourth season.

The action-packed drama, starring Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, will have a host of international cast members.

Michelle Yeoh from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II," Dustin Clare, who starred in Starz's "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," Will Yun Lee of HBO’s “True Blood," James Wilby from “Gosford Park," "Highlander" series star Adrian Paul, "Banshee's" Joseph Gatt, Christian Antidormi from “Spartacus: War of the Damned” and British mixed martial arts champion and Ufc fighter Michael Bisping are all a part of the Season 4 ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Strike Back Season 4 resumes production; Michelle Yeoh among new cast members

22 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

The Cinemax action-drama series Strike Back recently resumed production on Season 4 (its final season) in Europe, the network said today. The show’s production had been on hiatus to allow star Sullivan Stapleton the chance to recuperate from a non-set-related injury sustained earlier this year. Production on Strike Back Season 4 will continue through the fall, with additional production in Thailand, according to Cinemax. In the release about the restarting of production, Cinemax also mentioned that several new cast members are now on board, including Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II), Dustin Clare (the Spartacus series), Will Yun Lee … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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'Strike Back' adds Michelle Yeoh, Dustin Clare & more to final season cast

22 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The final season of "Strike Back" has the potential for even more bad-assery than usual, based on the just-announced guest cast. The action drama, co-produced by Cinemax and the UK's Sky 1, resumed production on its fourth and final season, following a brief hiatus caused by star Sullivan Stapleton getting injured away from the set. For the final year, Stapleton, Philip Winchester and the rest of the returning crew (including Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson as members of British special forces unit Section 20) will be joined by a set of actors with impressive action bonafides: * Michelle Yeoh, one of the greatest action stars ever produced by international cinema, and star of one of the best action movies ever made ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"); * Dustin Clare from Starz's very violent "Spartacus" franchise (plus fellow "Spartacus" alum Christian Antidormi); * Adrian Paul, who brandished a sword many times as star of the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Simon Pegg’s ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Bought for U.S. By Magnolia

20 September 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnolia has acquired U.S. rights to Australian thriller “Kill Me Three Times,” starring Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth.

The low seven figure-deal comes after “Kill Me Three Times” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Bryan Brown and Callan Mulvey also star in the film. Kriv Stenders, the director of 2011’s “Red Dog,” helmed from a script by Irish screenwriter James McFarland. The story is told from three different points of view.

See Also: Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, and Kriv Stenders on ‘Kill Me Three Times

Shooting for “Kill Me Three Times” began a year ago in an Australian surfing town. Pegg plays a mercurial professional assassin, hired by a wealthy man (Mulvey) to kill his wife (Braga).

Producers are Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings and Tania Chambers. Production companies are Parabolic Pictures, Inc., Stable Way Entertainment, KM3T Productions Pty Ltd. »

- Dave McNary

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Toronto: Rights to Thriller 'Kill Me Three Times' Go to Magnolia

19 September 2014 6:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Magnolia has taken the rights to director Kriv StendersKill Me Three Times, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The Australian thriller was penned by James McFarland and stars Simon PeggSullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth and Bryan Brown. Pegg plays a hitman set loose on a sleepy Australian town. The film was produced by Parabolic Pictures and Stable Way Entertainment, in association with Feisty Dame Productions. It was produced by Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings and Tania Chambers. Executive producers include Jed Weintrob, Jan Korbelin, Bryce Menzies, Ian Gibbins, Jack Drewe, Joan Peters, Aaron L. Gilbert and Alan Simpson. The deal, first reported

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Kill Me Three Times Capsule Review [Tiff 2014]

13 September 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Below-the-line talent rarely seems like the lynchpin holding a whole film together, but if anyone should be getting praise for Kill Me Three Times, it’s casting director Christine King. Without her presence, the film would have been a dull Aussie crime caper that you’ll probably forget about by the time you reach the parking lot. But thanks to King, Kill Me Three Times is a dull Aussie crime caper that’ll make you think it was neat seeing so many actors play against type, before then forgetting everything else about it.

Not content to let brother Liam be the only Hemsworth with a derivative, Teresa Palmer-co-starring knockoff premiering at Tiff, Luke Hemsworth is the only player in Kill Me Three Times that’s squarely in their comfort zone (his: bland and hunky). The rest are diverting in spots simply for trying something a little different, whether it »

- Sam Woolf

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Review: Simon Pegg has great fun playing slimy in Aussie thriller 'Kill Me Three Times'

9 September 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kriv Stenders is not a filmmaker whose name I knew before this, but "Kill Me Three Times" suggests he has both a slick sense of style and a wicked nasty sense of humor. The film stars Simon Pegg as a slimy hitman named Charlie Wolfe, and it is a sort of sun-drenched round robin of terrible people doing terrible things to one another to largely charming effect. The script by James McFarland fractures the story into three overlapping chunks of time, doubling back on itself to illuminate why people are behaving certain ways, but it's actually a fairly simple story once it becomes untangled. Someone hires Charlie to kill someone else, and that someone may not be on the level. Charlie may not be on the level, either. Basically, it is a movie of double and triple crosses in which pretty much everyone deserves what they get, all set in »

- Drew McWeeny

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Cut Snake Review [Tiff 2014]

5 September 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To say an actor is the best part of a film is usually meant as praise for the strength of their performance, not direct commentary on the quality of that film. To say that Sullivan Stapleton is the best part of a movie is, as of now, a statement that’s cause for concern. The Australian beefcake is likely best known to North American audiences for his role as the sentient marble statue that took over for Gerard Butler in the recent, dismal 300 sequel, where pitting him against a deliriously engaged Eva Green shone a spotlight on Stapleton’s charisma vacuum. You could blame the script and direction just as well, but handsome musclemen looking to climb out of the action movie heap often prove themselves worthy by doing more with less.

Saying Stapleton is the best part of Cut Snake would be a slam, were it not for the »

- Sam Woolf

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Cut Snake | 2014 Tiff Review

5 September 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Out of the Past: Ayres’ Neo-noir is a Pulpy Brood

With a little luck, Australian director Tony Ayres’ latest film, Cut Snake will evolve beyond the festival circuit, unlike his accomplished 2007 drama The Home Song Stories with Joan Chen, which still remains unavailable in the Us. A period piece neo-noir, Ayres and screenwriter Blake Ayshford take a familiar premise down a surprisingly knotty path that makes for an intriguing and apprehensively sweaty yarn.

It is Sydney, 1974, and Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) has just been released from prison. He seems to be looking for someone, showing up on an old woman’s doorstep, looking for an old friend named Sparra (Alex Russell). His friend doesn’t live there anymore, but an underlying uneasiness about Pommie’s insistence convinces us he’s going to find out where he went. Sure enough, he’s next seen staking out Sparra’s new home right outside of Melbourne, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Simon Pegg is Smokin' on Animated Poster for 'Kill Me Three Times'

29 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We've already gotten one look at Simon Pegg as an assassin in the forthcoming comedic thriller Kill Me Three Times, and now the film is poised to premiere at Tiff 2014. And to hype up the unveiling of the film at the festival, a special animated poster has been released for the film that also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth. This is one is just for Tiff because you'll notice that the smoking matchbook (the only animated part of the poster) says Tiff on it, which is actually pretty cool. Apparently the film is a "must-see" according to Tiff programmer Jane Schoettle. We'll see if that's true soon enough when we hit the Canadian festival. Look! Here's the animated poster for Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times: Kill Me Three Times is directed by Kriv Stenders (Australia's hit Red Dog »

- Ethan Anderton

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Poster For Simon Pegg's Kill Me Three Times

29 August 2014 12:10 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Premiering next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Simon Pegg starring comic thriller Kill Me Three Times has debuted a pretty sweet looking animated poster. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, an assassin who comes to a sun baled surfing town for a job, only to find his target has more than himself after her. From that, he thrust into three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Also starring Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown, and Luke Hemsworth (yes, a third Hemsworth brother), the movie has no distribution at the moment, and is hoping to find support after it's premiere. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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'Kill Me Three Times' Motion Poster Featuring Simon Pegg

28 August 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ahead of its September 6 world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Simon Pegg released a unique motion poster for the thriller Kill Me Three Times on his Twitter page earlier this week. Take a look at the animated action, which features co-stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth, then read on for more details...

Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa

Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 24, 2014

Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.

With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through »

- MovieWeb

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Smoking New Poster for Simon Pegg’s Kill Me Three Times

28 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Please to take a look at the new animated poster (well, a small part of it is animated, anyway) for Kris Stenders’ hitman black comedy “Kill Me Three Times,” making its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Also, check out a pic of Pegg from the movie. Nice porn ‘stache, brah. Kill Me Three Times is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a »

- Nix

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Check Out Simon Pegg In This Animated Poster For Kill Me Three Times

28 August 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Kriv Stenders' thriller Kill Me Three Times, starring funny man Simon Pegg, is all set to have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014. We have a new animated poster to share with you. Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach...

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