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Comics on Film: Why a New 'Green Lantern' Film Should Include Multiple Green Lanterns

26 June 2015 6:49 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

About four years ago, Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds and Mark Strong was released in theaters, marking the studio’s first concerted effort at making a DC Comics movie outside of its comfort zone with Batman and Superman. Fans were hopeful, as trailers looked promising and it seemed like it was going to be ambitious. When it was ultimately released, though, the nearly universal reaction was one of disappointment. On the critics’ side of things, they felt there was very little that set it apart from the most generic of superhero fair. On the fans’ side of things, many felt there were too many cooks in the kitchen, and that they didn’t understand what made the recent Green Lantern comics by the likes of Geoff...

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- Chris Clow

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Exclusive Kingsman Bespoke Lessons Teach You the Ways of the Gentleman Spy

19 June 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today, we're pleased to debut some exclusive animated artwork for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service designed to educate you the ways of the gentleman spy. As Colin Firth's Harry Hart tutors Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in the manners and principles of the Kingsman, so these "bespoke" lessons teach you Murderous Mixology, Keeping Clean While Getting Your Hands Dirty, and Dressing to Kill (including how to kick the shit out of someone with only your belt for a weapon). Basically, how to be a completely lethal badass without ever losing your refined edge. The clips don't have a whole lot to do with the film itself, but they're a fun bit of in-world marketing that capture the film's odd juxtaposition of brutal violence and dapper manners. Check out the new Kingsman art below. Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on blu-ray. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Matthew Vaughn writing a ‘Kingsman’ sequel, may direct also

12 June 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Could Matthew Vaughn break his streak and actually follow one of his films with a sequel?

It seems like that could happen, according to an interview he did with Yahoo on Thursday. Vaughn told the site that he is working on a script for a sequel to his hit spy film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, with directing being a possibility.

“I’m writing it next door at the moment. If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it,” he said. “We are doing our damndest to make that happen.”

Kingsman was a bonafide hit to the tune of $403 million worldwide and a sequel was assumed once the movie went over so well with audiences. The first film starred Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, and introduced Taron Edgerton to the public and was a homage to the spy movies of the 70s and 80s. »

- Zach Dennis

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Matthew Vaughn Confirms 'Kingsman' Sequel Plans

12 June 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Earlier this year Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn's very R-rated spy movie sendup, became a surprise hit at the box office, playing well opening weekend and bleeding slowly each weekend thereafter on its way to earning $128.2 million in North America and an astonishing $403.7 million at the worldwide box office. Just over a month ago we found out the studio was hoping to duplicate that success with a sequel, and now Vaughn has confirmed plans for a followup that could include adding an American agent to the very British Kingsman roster. Well, the good news is that I'm writing it next door at the moment," Vaughn told Yahoo Movies during a visit to his house to talk about the film's home video release (read Sean's review here). "If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Kingsman 2 is going to happen: Matthew Vaughn is writing the script for a sequel

12 June 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew Vaughn is writing the sequel to comedy spy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The screenwriter and director told Yahoo! Movies that the planned film would be made if he can get the script good enough.

"The good news is that I'm writing it next door at the moment," Vaughn said.

"If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. Again, stay tuned, but we're doing our damnedest to make that happen."

Asked who he would pick for an American Kingsman agent, he replied: "All I can say is you'll find out in two years in the sequel, so I'm not going to give it away now."

Colin Firth starred in the first film alongside Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine.

Vaughan previously said that Firth could return in a sequel and Eggsy (Egerton) would remain a key character. »

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Matthew Vaughn Writing Kingsman 2 Script

11 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you make a movie as rip-roaringly good as Kingsman: The Secret Service, there’s understandably an immediate and deafening call for an encore – and director Matthew Vaughn’s ears are still ringing from that commotion, he admits. Luckily, 20th Century Fox agrees with the fans whole-heartedly and has been pushing ahead with a follow-up, but it was unclear until today whether Vaughn would be involved. Now, talking with Yahoo! UK, the helmer has revealed that he’s personally at work on a script for Kingsman 2.

Vaughn had previously discussed the myriad directions in which a Kingsman follow-up could go, some taking the action stateside and some moving backward to incorporate Colin Firth’s fan favorite character Harry Hart. The helmer now says:

“The good news is I’m writing it next door at the moment, and if I think I can get the script good enough, then we’ll make it. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Kingsman: The Secret Service' (Blu-ray) Review

11 June 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With the release of the Melissa McCarthy vehicle Spy garnering praise recently, I can't help but draw a comparison to Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service considering both have a unique, R-rated take on the spy genre, which has become a little dry in recent years. In one of the six featurettes on the Blu-ray release, Vaughn discusses his inspiration for adapting the graphic novel of the same name, explaining that though he admires new age of James Bond, and how Casino Royale was a good film but not a great origin story, he misses the old age of spy thrillers where they were "only as good as their villains" and where the plot was so convoluted it was nothing but a good time. This voice is clearly heard throughout the film. Whereas Spy is a parody of the spy genre, Kingsman is an homage that rivals that of Quentin Tarantino's visual homages. »

- Sean Cordy

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7/7 London bombing survivors to tell their stories in Mark Strong-hosted ITV documentary

10 June 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Actor Mark Strong is to narrate a new ITV documentary commemorating the ten year anniversary of the London July 7 bombings.

The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors' Stories will focus on the events of 2005, which saw 52 people killed and 750 injured following a terrorist attack.

Those who experienced the attacks will share their side of the story on the 60-minute programme.

The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors' Stories will air next month with no advert breaks.

ITV's controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis and ITV's director of factual Richard Klein commissioned the documentary from Stv Productions.

Clinton-Davis said: "As we reach the tenth anniversary of a date that has become a dark landmark in our history, by hearing from those directly involved this film aims to provide an insight into the truth of the human impact of this tragedy; how individual lives were changed forever that London morning and continue to be profoundly affected a decade on."

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‘6 Days’ shoot begins in New Zealand

10 June 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production commenced in Auckland on Wednesday on the embassy siege action thriller from Toa Fraser that Xyz Films sells internationally.

Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish star in 6 Days, which General Film Corporation finances in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Lip Sync Productions and the Ingenious Senior Film Fund.

The story is set in London in April 1980 as the Sas prepares to rescue 26 hostages during the Iranian Embassy siege.

The New Zealand-uk co-production is scheduled to finish the New Zealand portion of the shoot in late July prior to relocating to London in August.

Producer Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation reunites with Fraser and screenwriter Glenn Standring following their collaboration on the 2015 New Zealand foreign-language Oscar submission The Dead Lands.

The parties also worked with Xyz Films, whose Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian serve as executive producers on 6 Days alongside Gavin Poolman and Andrea Scarso from Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Ian Dawson and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Week in Blu-ray: Us Edition – Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Duff, Project Almanac, Society and more

8 June 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what treats are in-store this week on Blu-ray in the Us in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, hit teen-comedy The Duff, time-travelling with Project Almanac and Brian Yuzna’s Society

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Both a critical and public darling, Matthew Vaughn’s hugely exciting spy adventure has been a massive success across the globe as well as in the UK and Us. Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine are part of an elite British espionage team trying to track down the evil Samuel L. Jackson.

See Also: Read our review of Kingsman: The Secret Service here

The Duff

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A decent-sized hit on its release earlier this year, The Duff joins the ranks of Mean Girls and Easy A as one of the »

- Scott J. Davis

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This Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – Kingsman: The Secret Service, Inherent Vice, Mortdecai, The Interview, Society and more

8 June 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what treats are in-store this week on Blu-ray in the UK: Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, some incoherence in Inherent Vice, Johnny Depp in Mortdecai and some society parties in Brian Yuzna’s Society

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Order Kingsman: The Secret Service Via Amazon

Both a critical and public darling, Matthew Vaughn’s hugely exciting spy adventure has been a massive success across the globe as well as in the UK and Us. Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine are part of an elite British espionage team trying to track down the evil Samuel L. Jackson.

See Also: Read our review of Kingsman: The Secret Service

Inherent Vice

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Incoherent Vice is more like it – Paul Thomas Anderson’s hugely anticipated new film split audiences like Marmite, with many loving it’s eccentricities and humour, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Suicide Squad, Batman, Civil War, Iron Man

3 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How can you get that above Iron Man poster? What milestone did Avengers: Age of Ultron just pass at the box office? Want to know about a Batman scene in Suicide Squad? Could there be a sticky cameo in Ant-Man? Would Mark Strong return to the Green Lantern universe? Which superheroes are missing from the […]

The post Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Suicide Squad, Batman, Civil War, Iron Man appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Kingsman: The Secret Service DVD Review

2 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella and Sophie Cookson

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 129 Minutes

In recent times, Matthew Vaughn has become known and associated with two particular things. One of which is his collaborative relationship with Gary Barlow, and the other is his unique directorial style. Thankfully, it’s fair to say that this visual and narrative flair is certainly present and accounted for in Kingsman: The Secret Service.

With Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class already under his critically-acclaimed belt, Vaughn has returned after a 4-year hiatus in lavish, martini-drinking style. Many moviegoer’s across the globe would agree that in recent years, Hollywood blockbusters have taken a decidedly dark turn. This is undoubtedly a by-product of Christopher Nolan’s gritty filmmaking style, popularised (of course) by The Dark Knight...for better or worse. However, for those seeking something a »

- Ben Read

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Why The Green Lantern Reboot Won't Use Mark Strong's Sinestro

1 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite the 2011’s Green Lantern earning mostly negative reviews, one of film’s high points was Mark Strong’s portrayal of Sinestro. With plans for a sequel to this film being trashed in favor of a reboot set in the DC Cinematic Universe, Strong was asked whether he would be up for reprising the role. Unfortunately for fans of this version of the character, it doesn’t look like that will ever happen. Serving as one of Hal Jordan’s mentors, the pre-villain Korugarian’s strict training and tough love helped Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan defeat Hector Hammond and Parallax. Speaking with MTV, the Sherlock Holmes actor admitted that it’s unlikely he will be asked to play Sinestro in any of the upcoming Dccu movies, believing that his Sinestro belonged strictly to the world seen in the 2011 film. Strong »

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Mark Strong On Possibly Reprising His Green Lantern Role Of 'Sinestro'

1 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's pretty much unheard of (unless you count Dame Judi Dench's M returning for the Daniel Craig era Bond flicks) for an actor to reprise a role once the movie they originally appeared in has been rebooted, but that doesn't stop fans wishing it would happen from time to time. Sure it'd mean continuity/canon issues - but who wouldn't like to see J.K. Simmons back as J.J. Jameson in Marvel's new Spider-Man movie for example? The same could be said for Mark Strong's Sinestro, who was praised as one of the only positive aspects of Warner Bros.' first Green Lantern attempt. In an interview with MTV, Strong says he was proud of what he achieved with the performance, but doesn't think there's be a place for him in the Dccu as that character. He's right of course... but if they do decide to revisit Sinestro »

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

25 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

You have to give Mark Millar a lot of credit. Not only does he possess a fertile imagination, but produces works that are ripe for cinematic adaptation. A cynic could tell you Millar does this by design, but I believe he’s just in tune with the current zeitgeist. As a result, just about everything he releases gets snapped up by Hollywood and if they’re all as successful as Kingsman: The Secret Service, we’re all the better for it. The incredible streak began with the wonderful Kick-Ass, which was brought to the screen by director Matthew Vaughn and they have successfully reteamed here.

The film is out now on Digital HD from 20th Century Home Entertainment, with the DVD combo set to follow. On the extras, co-writer Jane Goldman notes how the film and comic share the same DNA but changes had to be made from print to »

- Robert Greenberger

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 25 - 31

25 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)

FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.

"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)

If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »

- Gina Carbone

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Will Ferrell Set To Star In Lasse Hallström’s Comedy Tom’S Dad

16 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Box office winner and Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell (Get Hard, Anchorman 1 and 2) will star in the comedy Tom’S Dad to be directed by Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, The Hundred-foot Journey).

Principal photography on the feature film is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.

Set in 1960s Nevada, Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals. He is forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship.

It was announced today by producers Joni Levin and Keith Clarke (The Way Back, upcoming Ben Hur) of Point Blank Productions, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp of Infinitum Nihil (Hugo, Rum Diary, Dark Shadows) and Arsenal’s John Ptak (Let Me In, »

- Michelle McCue

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Xyz Films to sell ‘The Oath’

7 May 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Baltasar Kormákur is lining up an autumn shoot on the Icelandic and English-language crime-thriller, a late addition to the La-based company’s Croisette sales slate.

The Oath centres on a respected doctor in Reykjavík who makes a life-changing decision after his daughter introduces the family to her manipulative boyfriend.

Ólafur Egilsson co-wrote the screenplay with Kormákur, who produces with Agnes Johansen and Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson through Kormákur’s Rvk Studios banner in co-production with Dynamic Productions in Germany.

Ben Giladi of Len Blavatnik’s AI Film serves as executive producer alongside Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films.

Kormákur, whose credits include 2 Guns, Contraband and Icelandic hits 101 Reykjavik and Jar City, recently wrapped production on Universal’s September 18 release Everest. He will also direct the TV crime series Trapped.

AI Film’s portfolio includes Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes and Martin Scorsese’s Silence, which is scheduled to wrap in Taiwan on May 15 and stars Andrew Garfield »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Reese Witherspoon Books Online Thriller ‘Second Life’

5 May 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard banner is developing a film adaptation of S.J. Watson’s thriller novel “Second Life.”

The duo teamed with Warner Bros. to produce action-comedy “Hot Pursuit,” which stars Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara and opens Friday.

Second Life” centers on a woman who creates an online persona to find the truth behind her sister’s violent murder — and starts to lose herself in the lies she creates. Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro will oversee for the studio.

An adaptation of Watson’s mystery novel “Before I Go to Sleep” was released last year with Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Anne-Marie Duff starring.

Withspoon and Papandea formed Pacific Standard in 2012 in order to fill the vacuum for movies with female protagonists. They produced “Wild,” “Gone Girl” and “Hot Pursuit” and are developing an adaptation of the novel “Big Little Lies,” “The Engagements,” “Pennyroyal »

- Dave McNary

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