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The Imitation Game Blu-ray gets March release

27 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment have announced a March 31st Blu-ray release for The Imitation Game, which won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar at last weekend’s ceremony.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Keira Knightley (Begin Again), who were both nominated for Oscars for their performances here, star alongside Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and the film is directed by Morten Tyldum.

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. Instead, they arrested Turing on charges of “gross indecency,” an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Comics on Film: How to Relaunch 'Green Lantern' Through 'Rebirth'

26 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Over the past several years, fans of DC Comics characters other than Superman and Batman have had it kind of rough in relation to live-action adaptations. Warner Bros. seemed either unable or unwilling to make a film out of Wonder Woman, the Flash had yet to be adapted in the 2000’s into anything but a few episodes of Smallville, and the idea of a big budget Justice League movie actually happening seemed about as remote as Darkseid asking Jimmy Olsen to the Apokoliptian Prom. In 2011, though, DC fans were given an opportunity to get excited about the possibilities for characters beyond the World’s Finest when Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong, and Peter Sarsgaard, was about to be released. Over the previous 7 years, comic...

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'Kingsman' Deleted Scene Features a Young Michael Caine

24 February 2015 1:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is well on its way to being one of 2015's early box office hits, already taking in more than $155 million worldwide in just over one week in release. We reported last week that director Matthew Vaughn is already formulating ideas for Kingsman 2, but today we have images from one Kingsman: The Secret Service deleted scene that sadly wasn't included in the theatrical cut. U.K. visual effects house Jellyfish Pictures has posted two intriguing photos from a scene involving Michael Caine's Arthur, that made him look 40 years younger through VFX. Here's an excerpt from the Jellyfish website.

"Jellyfish worked on the VFX for the movie including a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger."

While no specific details were given about the scene, Kingsman: The Secret Service comic book creator Mark Millar confirmed that the scene was set in 1975, and that it was cut because director Matthew Vaughn thought, »

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'Kingsman' Deleted Scene Features a Young Michael Caine

24 February 2015 1:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is well on its way to being one of 2015's early box office hits, already taking in more than $155 million worldwide in just over one week in release. We reported last week that director Matthew Vaughn is already formulating ideas for Kingsman 2, but today we have images from one Kingsman: The Secret Service deleted scene that sadly wasn't included in the theatrical cut. U.K. visual effects house Jellyfish Pictures has posted two intriguing photos from a scene involving Michael Caine's Arthur, that made him look 40 years younger through VFX. Here's an excerpt from the Jellyfish website.

"Jellyfish worked on the VFX for the movie including a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger."

While no specific details were given about the scene, Kingsman: The Secret Service comic book creator Mark Millar confirmed that the scene was set in 1975, and that it was cut because director Matthew Vaughn thought, »

- MovieWeb

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"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

23 February 2015 1:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From "The Good TheBad And TheUgly.Ca, Sneak Peek '...the good, the bad and the ugly..." in director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service", starring Colin Firth:

Michael Stevens for 'The Good' :

"Based on the 'graphic' graphic novel series by Mark Millar of "Kick-Ass" fame, director Matthew Vaughn's amusing take on the spy-film genre, takes delight in adapting the story of a gentlemen-run clandestine organization that recruits a 'Marty McFly'-like son (Taron Egerton) of a top field agent killed in the line of duty...

"...into a "My Fair Lady" transformative, ultra-competitive training program...

"...while a global threat emerges from a lisping, tech criminal named 'Valentine' (Samuel L. Jackson).

"Colin Firth as 'Agent Harry Hart' aka ''Galahad', steals most of the film's thunder...

"... as a slimmer, dapper version of brolly-swinging Brit super spy 'Steed' from the 1960's "Avengers" TV series...

"...with deadly gadgets and expert fighting skills, »

- Michael Stevens

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"The Imitation Game" - 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

23 February 2015 11:25 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca"  Sneak Peek 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in "The Imitation Game" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley:

Michael Stevens for 'The Good':

"...'The Imitation Game' is a fast-paced thriller based on a true story, starring actor Benedict Cumberbatch in a sympathetic (sometimes pitiful) turn as English mathematician 'Alan Turing', whose calculated efforts at breaking the 'Third Reich's 'enigma' code, turned the tide for the Allies in WWII.

"Mark Strong is a reassuring presence as 'Stewart Menzies', the sly head of 'MI6'.

"Charles Dance is suitably crusty as battle-worn, cynical 'Commander Denniston'.

"Keira Knightley as math whiz 'Joan Clarke' does her job as a 'feminist' romantic interest for Turing (?!) and is pleasing (as usual) to look at..."

Graf Orlok for 'The Bad': 

"Michael, I agree that Keira Knightley does get some nice close-ups of her pouty lips, »

- Michael Stevens

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Win Limited Edition ‘The Imitation Game’ On Steelbook & Blu-ray!

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the upcoming release of the brilliant The Imitation Game on Blu-ray and DVD this 9th March, we’ve got one stunning Steelbook and two Blu-rays to giveaway to some lucky winners!

It’s definitely one of the finest films of 2014 and now you can own one – which was beloved by critics and audiences alike – as it arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital platforms on 9th March 2015, courtesy of Studiocanal.

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, The Imitation Game portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers, endorsed by Churchill himself, at Britain’s top-secret Government Code & Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the darkest days of World War II.

Starring the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, Academy, Keira Knightley as his confidante and equal, Joan Clarke, and featuring supporting turns from Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance, »

- Dan Bullock

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

20 February 2015 7:39 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Kingsman: The Secret Service Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine. ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is a spy action comedy film based on the comic book ‘The Secret Service’ created by Dave Gibbon and Mark Millar. The story feels like a James Bond parody, starring members of a historical gentleman’s club who recruit an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. The screenplay by Jane Goldman and director Matthew Vaughn is stylish, cheeky, subversive and above all utterly amusing. All acts of intense violence are so  [ Read More ]

The post Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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'Kingsman' Director Defends Controversial Ending Joke

18 February 2015 7:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Be warned, there will be Spoilers below for Kingsman: The Secret Service if you haven't yet seen it in theaters, so read on at your own risk. The adaptation of Mark Millar's comic more than held its own against the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, taking second place with a healthy $35.6 million, along with high praise from the nation's critics. There is one point of contention among several fans, a sexual joke at the very end of the movie, that hasn't been received nearly as well as the movie itself. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Matthew Vaughn addressed these criticisms and defended the scene. This is your last chance to avoid spoilers, so don't read any further if you haven't seen Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Towards the very end of the film, young Eggsy (Taron Egerton) approaches Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstr&#246m), who is one of the »

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Matthew Vaughn talks Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel

18 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – major spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service follow…

With a hugely impressive Us opening weekend of over $40million, the popularity of Kingsman: The Secret Service continues to swell. And success breeds rumours, particularly those of a sequel, and director Matthew Vaughn has spoke about the possibilities of what a follow-up could bring.

Speaking to USAToday, Vaughn has been discussing what could happen in a sequel, particularly regarding the fate of Colin Firth’s character Galahad:

“A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment. If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.”

As well as introducing us to Galahad and the Kingsman world, the film also told Eggsy’s (Taron Egerton) origin story, and any sequel would no doubt see »

- Scott J. Davis

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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2015 Oscar Previews: Part 1

17 February 2015 4:32 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 22nd at 7pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Colin Firth Could Be Back For Kingsman: The Secret Service Sequel

17 February 2015 1:17 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sharing an opening weekend with box office juggernaut Fifty Shades Of Grey might be the kiss of death for certain flicks, but not for Matthew Vaughn’s spy actioner, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Packing an all-star cast, dazzling action and plenty of quips, it made a solid $42 million across this holiday weekend. Factor in the international box office receipts and the movie took home $85 million worldwide, easily covering its budget… and making a sequel seem all the more likely.

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Considering a major incident which occurs midway through the movie – wherein Colin Firth’s character Harry Hart appears to be fatally shot – the idea of the actor’s return is certainly an intriguing one. Would Vaughn opt for the ‘he wasn’t really injured’ motif, or figure out a way to reinvent the character? (Evil twin, perhaps?) During an interview with USA Today (via Collider), the director addressed the »

- Gem Seddon

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Firth Could Return For "Kingsman" Sequel

16 February 2015 9:08 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" nabbing an impressive $35.6 million opening weekend, chances of a follow-up to the spy action drama are looking good - though a green light has yet to be provided.

Major Spoilers Ahead For "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

Of course one of the biggest draws of the film was the chance to see Colin Firth engage in some high-flying action including the astonishingly choreographed church shootout sequence. With the character meeting his end though in the film, it didn't seem like Firth's Harry Hart character could appear in the follow-up.

Speaking with USA Today, the film's director Matthew Vaughn surprisingly has revealed that Firth's character could be back and he's working on ideas for the moment:

"A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I'm coming up with ideas at the moment. If people buy tickets in America, »

- Garth Franklin

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Will Colin Firth Return for 'Kingsman 2'?

16 February 2015 2:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Be warned, if you didn't watch Kingsman: The Secret Service this weekend, there will be a Big Spoiler below, so read on at your own risk. Even though the adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book came in second place to box office juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service still took in an impressive $35.6 million over the weekend. While a sequel hasn't been officially green lit by 20th Century Fox yet, writer-director Matthew Vaughn revealed in an interview with USA Today that Colin Firth's Harry Hart may still come back for the follow-up. The Spoilers begin now, so here's your last chance to stop reading.

Towards the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Harry Hart takes out numerous adversaries in a church, who are all affected by technology invented by the nefarious Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), which lowers inhibitions and creates incredibly violent behavior. Sadly, at the end of this scene, »

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Has $239.7 Million Global Weekend At Box Office; American Sniper Surpasses Past $300 Million

15 February 2015 1:11 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

© 2015 Universal Studios and Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

More like 50 Shades of Green. The phenomenon Fifty Shades Of Grey became the motion-picture event for Valentine’s Day with an estimated $81 million at the holiday weekend box office and earned $239.7 million around the globe this weekend

Opening in 59 markets, the film brought in a massive $158 million overseas, ranks fifth all-time among R-rated movies and is the biggest debut ever for a female director.

The film adaptation that had been the subject of widespread speculation and boundless curiosity, whose first trailer became YouTube’s most-watched movie trailer last year, is on the big screen playing at 3,646 locations.

The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay-Harden.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the erotic love story from series creator E L James took audiences inside a rich and mysterious world that explores the complexities of male-female dynamics.

Read Michael Haffner’s review Here. »

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Sound Off: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' - What Did You Think?

13 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson." Yes! It's here! In theaters everywhere is Kingsman: The Secret Service, the new movie from action director Matthew Vaughn, introducing us to a brand new super spy organization. Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart, who recruits youngster "Eggsy", played by Taron Egerton, off the street to be a Kingsman. Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Sam Jackson, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport and Sofia Boutella also star. So how is it? As awesome as everyone is saying? Or a waste of time? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Matthew Vaughn's movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to »

- Alex Billington

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

13 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn's already well-established catalog (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) gains a new entry this week with the release of his comedy spy adventure and arguably best film to date, Kingsman: The Secret Service. This James Bond meets Attack the Block romp was scripted by Vaughn and frequent collaborator Jane Goldman, and is based on the comic The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

Taron Egerton stars as Eggsy, a study in wasted potential due to bad influences and an unsteady home environment who's recruited to a secret organization of upper-crust spies by Harry Hart, aka Galahad (Colin Firth). Only one recruit can complete the training, and Eggsy is at a disadvantage competing with his well-heeled rivals. This theme of class warfare is reflected in the larger story as quirky internet billionaire Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) carries out an evil world-wide plot that the Kingsmen must foil. »

- Mike Saulters

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 13; What Will You See?

13 February 2015 7:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wide Fifty Shades of Grey Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie Synopsis: "A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey." Criticwire Grade Average: C (9 reviews) Kingsman: The Secret Service Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: "Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Corey Johnson, Neve Gachev, Geoff Bell, Tom Prior, Samantha Zoe Womack, Jaymes Butler" Synopsis: "The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (7 reviews) Old Fashioned Director: Rik »

- Steve Greene

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is Fun, Very Odd

13 February 2015 7:12 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Part James Bond, part absurdist adventure, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is nonetheless a romp, with Colin Firth handling the Brit spy role with a natural aplomb. If the notion of a super secret rogue spy agency under a London tailor shop is something that sounds intriguing, that doesn’t even begin to tell the tale.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

This is an origin story adapted from a comic book, so the recruits have to be gathered, and the roots of the Kingsmen must be extrapolated, but that is as interesting as the main case. Colin Firth gets to kick some ass, which is appropriate because the director adapting the film is Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first “Kick-Ass” movie. As in the previous film there is graphic, cartoony violence and sharp cinematic work, and Vaughn revels in keeping the characters under his care a bit on edge. Even the old veteran Michael Caine – as the senior Kingsman, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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