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14 items from 2017


5 More Directors Who Could Helm The Batman! (Video)

7 February 2017 1:38 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

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5 More Directors Who Could Helm The Batman!

It’s been just over a week since Ben Affleck announced that he’d »

- Joseph Medina

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The 50 Best Action Movies of the 21st Century Thus Far

7 February 2017 10:18 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since the dawn of the 21st century, action cinema has undergone a bigger change than perhaps any other genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. Often put in the same category as horror — not taken seriously as a form of artistic expression outside of its core fanbase — action has had to boldly announce itself as a viable medium through which big set pieces, but also big ideas, can be presented and explored.

With the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s action films that have most excelled. To pick our top 50, we’ve reached out to all corners of the globe, choosing an array of films ranging from grand to gritty, brutal to beautiful. The result »

- The Film Stage

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‘Deidra & Laney Rob a Train’ Trailer: Two Teenage Sisters Scheme in Sundance-Bound Netflix Film

19 January 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Heading to Sundance next week is Sydney Freeland’s coming-of-age dramedy “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” starring newcomers Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow

The movie follows Deidra, a whip-smart high school senior, and her younger sister Laney who, after their mother Marigold (Danielle Nicolet) is thrown in jail for a minor offense, hatch a plan to rob trains to get money and support their family. Things seem to be working out for them until a railroad detective (Tim Blake Nelson) starts sniffing around.

Written by Shelby Farrell, “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” also co-stars Sasheer Zamata, David Sullivan, Missi Pyle, Arturo Castro, Brooke Markham and Sharon Lawrence.

Read More: ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ Filmmaker Macon Blair Turns His Talents Behind the Camera — Sundance Springboard

Murray previously mentioned that she hopes the film helps audiences see that people can always get through hard times – just don’t break the law. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Colossal’ Teaser Trailer: Anne Hathaway Accidentally Terrorizes Millions in Nacho Vigalondo’s Monster Movie

19 January 2017 2:14 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anne Hathaway’s upcoming film “Colossal” is something different for the Oscar-winning actress. As someone who has taken on a variety of roles, her latest one is of an alcoholic named Gloria who finds out that her movements are controlling a giant monster terrorizing South Korea. Entertainment Weekly has shared the first teaser trailer for the sci-fi, action film, which is just as wacky as it sounds.

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the film also co-stars Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Hathaway previously explained that she took on the role of Gloria for her 16-year-old self. “I would have loved this movie and felt so cool knowing it existed,” she said, calling it the “sci-fi companion” to “Rachel Getting Married.”

Read More: Tiff 2016: Anne Hathaway Made Monster Movie ‘Colossal’ For Her 16-Year-Old Self

The movie had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Kuso’ Trailer: Flying Lotus’ Directorial Feature Debut Is a Trippy Psychedelic Dream

19 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year, filmmaker Eddie Alcazar and musician Flying Lotus, also known as Steve Ellison, screened their short film “Fuckkkyouuu” at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Now, the experimental artist is returning to Park City to debut his feature film, “Kuso,” a bizarre and trippy tale starring George Clinton.

Ahead of its Sundance premiere, taking place on January 21, Deadline has shared the first trailer, in which “unbridled imaginations plunge the audience into a magical mix of filth-covered fables and hypnotic animations to reveal a film rotting from the inside out.”

Read More: Watch: Eddie Alcazar and Flying Lotus’ Mesmerizing Short Film is So Nsfw We Can’t Even Say Its Name

Co-written by David Firth and Zach Fox, the “mind-altering freakshow” follows a group of survivors after a devastating earthquake hits Los Angeles. The trailer is nothing short of strange and psychedelic, something that Flying Lotus fans can appreciate.

The film also features performances by Hannibal Buress, »

- Liz Calvario

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First Trailer for UK Thriller 'City of Tiny Lights' Featuring Riz Ahmed

19 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"People call me a snoop. They call me a lot worse. Broken marriages, missing kids. Nothing major, just the sacred and profane." An official UK trailer has arrived online for an indie film titled City of Tiny Lights, a "Scorsese-like" crime thriller about a private eye in London. Riz Ahmed (seen in Rogue One and Jason Bourne) plays Tommy Akhtar, who takes on a seemingly straight-forward missing person's case only to get pulled deeper into the underbelly of modern London. The full cast includes Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, Hannah Rae, Roshan Seth, and James Floyd. This is from the same director of Dredd, a movie which I was very fond of. The film played at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year, and it looks pretty damn good. Plus, Riz Ahmed is awesome and it's great to see him in a strong lead role. Take a look below. Here's »

- Alex Billington

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Trailer: Riz Ahmed Searches For Missing Girl in Pete Travis’ Modern Noir

19 January 2017 12:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Riz Ahmed first made waves in Michael Winterbottom’s “The Road to Guantanamo,” but his Hollywood claim to fame was in last year’s HBO crime drama “The Night Of,” which earned him a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.

Now, after starring in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Ahmed is returning to theaters in “City of Tiny Lights,” directed by “Dredd” helmer Pete Travis. Set in West London, the story is co-written by Patrick Neate and is based on his novel of the same name. Described as a “unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems,” it follows the actor as Tommy Akhtar, a London detective who goes searching for a missing girl after a high-class prostitute seeks his help.

The modern noir also co-stars “Penny Dreadful” actress Billie Piper as Shelley, Tommy’s long-lost love, as well as Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Sandy Wexler’ Teaser Trailer: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson Head Back to the ‘90s For Netflix Movie

19 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2014, Netflix signed a deal with Adam Sandler to star in and produce four films for the streaming service. The first movie in the pact was “The Ridiculous 6,” which was torn to pieces by critics, though Netflix later stated it was the most-watched movie on the platform in its first 30 days of availability. Then came “The Do-Over,” again panned by critics, and now we have the first teaser trailer for his third offering, “Sandy Wexler.”

This time around Sander stars as the titular character, a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the ‘90s who represents a group of eccentric clients in show biz. His devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), an incredible singer who he discovers at an amusement park.

The first teaser introduces audiences to Wexler crashing a movie scene and being ushered out. »

- Liz Calvario

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First trailer for City Of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper

19 January 2017 8:34 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The upcoming British drama City Of Tiny Lights has launched a first trailer.  Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Dredd), it stars Riz Ahmed with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. The exciting cast also features James Floyd, Hannah Rae, Antonio Aakeel, Vincent Regan, Danny Webb, Branko Tomovic and Damson Idris.  Set in West London,  City Of Tiny Lights is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name. It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems. Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a...

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Riz Ahmed Digs Up Secrets in First Trailer for ‘City of Tiny Lights’

19 January 2017 7:20 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a major last year with The Night Of, Rogue One, and Jason Bourne this year, Riz Ahmed also brought a few films to Tiff. One of them was City of Tiny Lights, which comes from Dredd‘s Pete Travis, and follows Ahmed as a London detective who gets entangled in a missing-girl case as a complex web of lies bubble up. With the film picked up for U.K. distribution this April, the first neon-soaked trailer has now arrived.

We said in our review, “Ahmed shines in the lead role: something this charismatic actor has deserved since the wonderfully funny Four Lions. He embodies the hard-edged street-wise detective well without erasing the sense of empathy his characters always possess. We see the struggle endured between those worlds and know how Shelley’s leaving widened the void in his soul that Stuart’s death tore open. People like him from Mrs. »

- Jordan Raup

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First trailer for City of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper

19 January 2017 3:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming British crime thriller City of Tiny Lights. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Patrick Neate, the film is directed by Pete Travis (Dredd) and stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

City of Tiny Lights is set for release on April 7th in the UK. »

- Amie Cranswick

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City Of Tiny Lights trailer: Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper lead the cast

19 January 2017 2:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The very first City Of Tiny Lights trailer has launched. The British drama, which stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, debuted at last year’s London Film Festival to huge acclaim, and will reach cinemas across the UK from 7th April, 2017. The film is a portrait of contemporary London, and is co-written by author Patrick Neate, based on his novel of the same name.

Here’s the plot.

Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

The film is directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, »

- Paul Heath

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Riz Ahmed & Billie Piper star in the first City of Tiny Lights Movie Trailer

19 January 2017 2:11 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Pete Travis made one of finest, and sadly underrated, scif-fi films of recent years with Dredd. The stripped down dystopia was perfectly pitched to the character’s ultra violent core and, in a world of a thousand unwanted franchises, it is a true crime that there’s been no talk of a sequel. But we’re back to the world of the present, and we’re happy that Travis’ latest film, City of Tiny Lights, has its first trailer.

The film played to solid reviews on the festival circuit, you can read our review here. The film stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, stars of two seminal sci-fi franchises each, and is a rain soaked sharp London noir. Ahmed spoke to TheWrap before the film’s world premiere out in Toronto, and discussed a little more about the film and how it tells its story,

“This film »

- Jon Lyus

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Martin Phipps And Ruth Barrett Victoria Original Soundtrack Available Now

13 January 2017 7:51 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Dubois Records, in cooperation with Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece will release the Victoria – Original Soundtrack digitally on all music streaming platforms to coincide with the Us release of the television series on PBS this coming weekend. The album features the limited series’ original score by multi-bafta and Ivor Novello winning composer Martin Phipps (Woman In Gold, The Keeping Room) and Ruth Barrett (City Of Tiny Lights, Whitechapel) with vocals from the Mediaeval Baebes. Victoria was first aired on ITV in the UK on August 28, 2016.

Phipps says: “The idea was to give Victoria a dynamic voice, an explosive theme through which we could rejoice in her strength & courage. The Mediaeval Baebes were the perfect sound for this. With one foot in the classical world & one in the commercial, they gave Victoria the mixture of refinement & attitude I was after.”

Barrett says: “I started composing from episode 2, weaving in some of Martin »

- Michelle McCue

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