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Sydney drugs cop Mal Toohey (Joel Edgerton, who also wrote the script) is saved from a rap by fellow officer Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) when he runs over a small child after celebrating a successful dope bust. However, Summer's young partner Jim Melic (Jai Courtney) doesn't like what he sees and decides to push for a full examination of the accident. An intriguing glimpse into a moral minefield where old-fashioned guilt seems set to emerge as the dominant force. »
Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz
United States, 2014
Tom and Anna Wright (James Franco and Kate Hudson) are a financially struggling American couple giving the UK life a try. The money from a robbery-gone-wrong ends up in their basement and they make the ill-fated decision to hold onto it, unaware that the cash will bring two separate criminal gangs and a worn police detective charging into their lives.
Good People plays out like a combination of A Simple Plan and Shallow Grave, though it has neither the cold irony of the former nor the sweaty shiftiness of the latter. Still, director Henrik Ruben Genz’s stateside debut is a capable thriller with sequences of true suspense.
- Neal Dhand
The Oscar race is in full swing now that the Telluride, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals are coming to a close and for those of you that may be interested, I'll be chatting Toronto and the Oscar race this afternoon around 1:30 Pm Pst on Huffington Post Live with Jeff Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere and Anne Thompson from Indiewire as things are starting to shape up in terms of the Oscar race, though this is looking like it could be a particularly volatile year. In terms of updating predictions, I'm going to begin with the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor races, neither of which I have really given much attention just yet and the Supporting Actor charts I haven't touched since first opening the doors back in early August. So how much have things changedc Well, quite a bit and not so much depending on how you look at it. »
- Brad Brevet
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Belle (period romance based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle; Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Miranda Richardson; rated PG) Brick Mansions (action; Paul Walker, RZA; rated PG-13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel superhero sequel; Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (animated family film; voices...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 8-14 Belle Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, this powerful film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the mixed-race daughter of a British Navy officer raised by her wealthy great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). (PG, 1:44) 9/9 Borgman In this dark, surreal suburban fable, an enigmatic vagrant enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis (Tvma, 1:53) 9/9 Dutch, subtitled in English. Brick Mansions In the criminal underworld of Detroit, the streets are overrun with violence and drugs. The hand of corruption reaches into the lives … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases: Sept. 8-14 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
Although the crime thriller Felony premiered in its native Australia (as well as premiering at last year’s Tiff), the United States have still not been favored with the film, which stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, and Jai Courtney. This has at last been remedied, and we’re finally going to see it stateside in October. Before then though, we have to be reminded what it’s about, hence a Us trailer that introduces us to the players in what looks like a complicated game.
Felony stars Edgerton as decorated cop Malcolm Toohey, who becomes involved in a tragic accident that puts a young boy in a coma. He’s not quite certain what happened (the trailer makes it look like perhaps he was driving home having had one too many), but his superior Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) decides to cover up the truth. Enter Courtney as Jim Melic, a »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
A full year after debuting at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the Australian thriller Felony is poised to hit theaters in the United States this fall. Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom) wrote the film and stars in the story of a detective trying to hide a drunk driving accident after celebrating a major drug bust earlier in the day. One of his colleagues (Tom Wilkinson) tries to cover up the truth while another (Jai Coutney) is intent on finding out what really happened. This doesn't look half-bad, and Jai Courtney actually seems like a decent actor when he's using his native Australian accent. Watch the trailer! Here's the Us trailer for Matthew Saville's Felony from YouTube: Watch the much different trailer for the release of Felony in Australia right here. Felony is directed by Australian filmmaker Matthew Saville, from a screenplay written by actor/producer Joel Edgerton, »
- Ethan Anderton
Following the international trailer released in June, Gravitas Ventures has debuted the first domestic trailer for Felony, which marks the screenwriting debut of star Joel Edgerton. The actor-writer-producer portrays Detective Malcolm Toohey, whose life is turned upside down after he's responsible for a tragic accident following a night of drinking. Jai Courtney and Tom Wilkinson star as Jim Melic and Carl Summer, the two cops assigned to the case, with Jim focusing his investigation on Malcolm while Carl tries to cover up the truth.
Take a look at the latest footage from director Matthew Saville's thriller, co-starring Melissa George, which will be released on iTunes and VOD formats September 16 before arriving in theaters October 17.
Malcolm Toohey is a committed husband, father and a dedicated detective who's not afraid to put his body on the line. After surviving a shot through his bullet proof vest during a major drug bust, »
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.
The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.
Now, to coincide with its DVD release, »
- Emily Breen
Fox Searchight has released its period drama "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, on VOD platforms, like iTunes, today, August 26, 2014. The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, which made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode. Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay. It’s a name all but lost to history, but in director Amma Asante’s "Belle," the illegitimate daughter of a British Naval officer and an African slave, raised as a noblewoman »
- Zeba Blay
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? This 18th century English romance is about Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biracial woman raised by her aristocratic great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. She grows up alongside her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) as equals and best friends, but as they come of age, their differences become all too apparent -- to each other and to their would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) is facing a trial as Lord Chief Justice of England that could change the future of slavery. Will Dido find love on her own terms?
Why We're In: It's an elegant period piece perfect for Jane Austen fans, and it's a subtle but effective examination of the intersection of class and race in 18th century England. Mbatha-Raw is fantastic, and director Amma Asante has an excellent eye for detail.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the »
- Jenni Miller
After racially-charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, made headlines this summer, there’s no denying that civil rights biopic Selma is going to strike a chord with many when it releases this winter. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as his wife Carmen Scott, the Ava DuVernay-directed pic centers on the influential march from Selma to Montgomery, which paved the way for the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Whether the inspiring, resonant story at the heart of Selma will make it an Oscar contender remains to be seen. The latter half of 2014 will be filled with similarly high-profile biopics, many of which are already earning awards buzz. In the coming months, Tim Burton will unveil Big Eyes, about Margaret Keane and her husband Walter; Angelina Jolie »
- Isaac Feldberg
Paramount Pictures has released a couple of stills giving us our first look at their upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. drama Selma. The film tells the story of King Jr.‘s fight to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
David Oyelowo plays the civil rights leader, and it has an impressive supporting cast that also includes Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, with Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, Wendell Pierce, and Lorraine Toussaint. The photos give us a look at some of these actors. Here's a short synopsis:
Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The movie will be released in theaters on December 25th. »
- Joey Paur
Paramount Pictures just unveiled the first photos from the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr story, called "Selma," which stars David Oyelowo (The Butler, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr, Oprah Winfrey, and Giovanni Ribisi. Check everything out below. Plot: the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people . a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The new movie is directed by Ava DuVernay and is set to hit theaters on December 25th. It will then expand to a wider release on January 9th, 2015. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Ava DuVernay's "Selma" is going to come around at a particularly noteworthy time. Yes, it's been 50 years since the Selma-to-Montgomery marches and yes, it's been 49 years since the passing of the voter rights act. But as we look around today, it's perfectly clear: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Starting with voting, it's increasingly a Constitutional right that finds itself under fire. The strictures placed have been aimed — if not explicitly, then damn near close — at minorities all in the name of combating "voter fraud." But this was a dog that didn't hunt from the start, to the point that a Washington Post report revealing 31 credible instances of voter fraud out of a billion — that's 31 out of 1 with nine zeroes after it — comes across as hardly shocking, and borderline humorous. DuVernay herself has stated that if her film does nothing else, it must bring attention to this steady erosion. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Given the events on the ground right now in Ferguson, Missouri, there is going to be an undeniable resonance with Ava DuVernay's "Selma" when it arrives later this year. The Martin Luther King Jr. pic, once attached to Lee Daniels, tells a remarkable true story that hasn't lost any of its power since it all happened more than four decades ago. Featuring the ensemble cast of David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson, Tim Roth, Wendell Pierce, and Colman Domingo, "Selma" will tell the true story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his involvement in the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, which captured the attention of the nation and the world, and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Of course, the subject matter alone puts Oscar contention all over this, but let's not forget that this film »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Paramount Pictures has released the first photos from the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. This gives us our first look at David Oyelowo as the human rights activist alongside his wife Coretta Scott King, played by Carmen Ejogo. A second photo gives us a look at the supporting cast, including Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Omar J. Dorsey as plays James Orange, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds as Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton.
Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson »
Pararmount has revealed a first look at Ava DuVernay's upcoming film Selma, telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s (David Oyelowo) historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This is our first look at Oyelowo (The Butler, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Dr. King as well as some of the supporting members of the cast including (see below) Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King. Additional cast members include Keith Stanfield, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson, Colman Domingo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Giovanni Ribisi and Stephan James. Paramount has already set a December 25 release for the film. Along with two more pictures below (the second featuring Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson »
- Brad Brevet
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According to the Daily Star, French international striker Loic Remy could be on his way to Tottenham Hotspur from Queens Park Rangers for £11 million.
Remy was set to join Liverpool last month, but a move fell through when he failed his medical due to injury. Liverpool were only set to pay £8.5 million for the player, but that was due to a clause in his contract which cited that any Champions League club could purchase him for that price. Spurs, however, finished sixth last season and are only in the Europa League and would have to pay a premium as a result – £2.5 million more than the Anfield club would have paid.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is in charge at Loftus Road and wants to keep the pacy goalscorer at the club, but Spurs hope they can tempt him into a deal and may »
- Kev Stewart
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