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‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Leads the Knight Company Against the Confederacy

23 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been four years since director Gary Ross helped launch The Hunger Games franchise. Ross, who was concerned he wouldn’t have enough time to make the sequels, stepped away from the series, leaving the other installments in the hands of director Francis Lawrence. Perhaps using his clout from the success of the first film, the Seabiscuit and Pleasantville director’s follow-up to The Hunger Games is a […]

The post ‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Leads the Knight Company Against the Confederacy appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Studio 8 Acquires Daily Beast Article ‘Osama’s 11,’ George Mastras to Script

19 April 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has acquired the rights to the Daily Beast article “Osama’s 11” and set “Breaking Bad” scribe George Mastras to pen the script.

Written by Geoff Manaugh, the article revolves around the true story of a bank robber who, after being arrested for several bank robberies in Los Angeles, was recruited by the U.S. government to plan bank heists against Al Qaeda.

Several studios were in the mix before Studio 8 made the winning bid, which sources say was in the high six figures.

Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman will produce through Whalerock Industries along with Dan Halsted and Nate Miller at Manage-mentJon Silk brought the project in and will oversee production.

The property marks another big purchase for Robinov’s relatively new company which is currently in post-production on Albert Hughes adventure pic “The Solutrean.” The studio’s pipeline is beginning to fill »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Second Life of Nick Mason’ Moves Forward With ‘The Equalizer’ Writer

6 April 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is moving forward on a movie version of Steve Hamilton’s upcoming crime thriller “The Second Life 0f Nick Mason,” hiring “The Equalizer” writer Richard Wenk to adapt.

Wenk’s credits include the sequel to “The Equalizer,” “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

Lionsgate acquired the movie rights to Hamilton’s series starting with “The Second Life of Nick Mason” in July and set up the project with “Hunger Games” franchise producer Nina Jacobson through her Color Force production company and with Shane Salerno via his Story Factory.

Putnam will publish “Nick Mason” in May as the first in a series. The titular character is a career criminal who’s released early from prison and finds himself forced to commit increasingly dangerous felonies for a Chicago crime lord while pursued by the detective who put him behind bars.

Hamilton also wrote “The Lock Artist” and the Alex McKnight series. »

- Dave McNary

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Exclusive Interview with Director Francis Lawrence for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

24 March 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The adventure with Katniss Everdeen has now come to an end.

With the Blu-ray/DVD release this week of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and the complete special edition of The Hunger Games set, Latino-Review had the opportunity to sit down and interview director Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four movies.

Lawrence spent three and a half years directing the last three movies, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and both parts to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

We discussed many topics including his dedication to this project, handling the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman and any extras for the Blu-ray/DVD.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now available this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Read the full interview below.

Latino-Review: Well, it’s all over for you, right? [Laughter]

Francis Lawrence: [Laughter] It is. For me? For me in general. My career. My life. »

- Gig Patta

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Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

22 March 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

That resulting thud you hear is the disappointing opening weekend numbers for Allegiant, the third part of the four part adaptation of the Divergent trilogy. Its arrival coincides with Lionsgate’s release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack. The commercial demands that the final book of a series be broken into two films made sense for the final Harry Potter novel but certainly not for Mockingjay as witnessed by the poor critical reception Part 1 received in 2014.

Now we have the finale and while stronger, continues to lend credence to the argument it didn’t need to be two separate films (and the year’s wait, in retrospect, was probably a mistake).

The bloom may be off the Ya Dystopian rose as the films rushing to the screen in the wake of The Hunger Games’ well-deserved respect failed to measure up. What many of »

- Robert Greenberger

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 21-27

21 March 2016 9:00 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.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"The Revenant"

Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar, and broke Twitter, for his role as explorer Hugh Glass in "The Revenant," which makes its debut on Digital HD on March 22, with the DVD and Blu-ray to follow on April 19. As you probably know, the movie picked up three Oscars, including Best Actor for Leo, Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Best Cinematography. It led this year's Academy Award nominations with 12 nods, including one for Tom Hardy as Best Supporting Actor.

"The Forest"

Natalie Dormer is seeing double this week, with the DVD release of the final "Hunger Games" movie (see below) and the Digital HD debut of her horror film "The Forest" on March 22. This film »

- Gina Carbone

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Win a Copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

20 March 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In celebration of the closing of the final chapter of the Hunger Games film franchise, we’re offering our readers a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

All you need to do is tell us which district you would most like to live in and why. All entries must be submitted here by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 28. The contest is open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The decision of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.

May fortune ever be in your favor.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- ComicMix Staff

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Honest Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

18 March 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the home entertainment release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for the final chapter of the blockbuster Ya franchise; check it out here…

See Also: Pre-order The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 from Amazon UK or Amazon Us

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Blu-ray review

16 March 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Francis Lawrence

Based on the books by: Suzanne Collins

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

When The Hunger Games series started on screen I was unexpectedly dragged into proceedings and truly appreciated the first two films. Jennifer Lawrence was not only a rising star deserving of our attention but the combination of the books and these movies shook the Young Adult genre into life and offered up an insightful, original outcome. When we got to the beginning of the big showdown, I hoped that Mockingjay Part 1 would be a stunner but, in truth, I still think the choice to split this climax in two slowed down the pace of what could have had a much stronger, affective conclusion.

Don’t get me wrong, the tetralogy has been impressive in both style and substance, especially with the world-class cast that’s attached. »

- Dan Bullock

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Box Office: ‘Allegiant’ Opening Falling Short of Other ‘Divergent’ Films

15 March 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” will claim first place at the box office this weekend, but the post-apocalyptic franchise is beginning to lose steam as it eyes the finish line.

The third installment in the futuristic saga is looking to debut to roughly between $34 million and $40 million, a drop from the $54.6 million that the first “Divergent” pulled in when the series kicked off in 2014 and the $52.3 million launch of its 2015 follow-up, “Insurgent.” A final chapter, “Ascendant,” is due out in the summer of 2017.

That may be a respectable launch, but the tapering off in enthusiasm for the “Divergent” series is disappointing news for Lionsgate. The studio is still reeling from the failure of “Gods of Egypt,” the pricey sci-fi stinker it opened last month, and it has yet to find a way to fill the void left by “The Hunger Games,” after the series concluded its massive box office run last fall. »

- Brent Lang

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New to Streaming: ‘River of Grass,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ ‘Paris Belongs to Us,’ ‘The Forbidden Room,’ and More

11 March 2016 9:52 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

In lauding Miguel Gomes‘ three-part, six-and-a-half hour behemoth, it’s perhaps important to consider his background as a critic. Not just in terms of the trilogy’s cinephilic engagement with Rossellini, Alonso, Oliveira, etc.; also in its defiant nature. While it’s easy to assign the trilogy certain humanist and satirical labels from the get-go and just praise these films for following through on them, »

- TFS Staff

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Michael Fisk joins Lionsgate international marketing

10 March 2016 8:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 12-year Sony Pictures veteran has joined the studio in the newly created position of evp of international marketing.

Fisk most recently served as svp of international marketing at Sony, where he spearheaded international marketing campaigns on the likes of Spectre, Skyfalland Casino Royale, as well as Insidious, the Resident Evil franchise, Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs.

The executive will develop international marketing strategies for all films on Lionsgate’s labels and will work closely with international distributors and provide creative direction and oversight for local execution of global strategies.

“Michael has proven himself to be an adept strategist during his tenure at Sony, spearheading the international campaigns of films representing a wide array of genres and numerous blockbuster franchises,” said Lionsgate chief brand officer and president of worldwide marketing Tim Palen

“He has great talent relationships, a terrific grasp of the changing dynamics of the international landscape and valuable leadership experience in creating innovative digital campaigns »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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“Seven Hours’ Worth of Movie over Three Years”: Francis Lawrence on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part Two

10 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Four years ago this month, one of the most successful series in recent film history was launched when director Gary Ross helmed his adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games. An instant phenomenon, the movie turned Jennifer Lawrence into a superstar and provided a bleaker, more political alternative to the Twilight franchise. Ross didn’t return for the sequel, Catching Fire, so the producers entrusted the series to director Francis Lawrence, who stayed on for two more films. In Lawrence’s hands the allegorical aspects of the series grew more pronounced, the visual style more diverse and elaborate, and the emotional […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 7-13

7 March 2016 8:00 AM, PST | 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.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2"

Welcome to the final Hunger Games. You can volunteer as tribute, one more time, when Jennifer Lawrence's last film as Katniss is released on Digital HD March 8. It'll be out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand March 22. Also, for the first time ever, "The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection" will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22. The Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital include audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson; "Pawns No More: Making The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" 8-Part Documentary, "Jet to the Set," and a ton of behind-the-scenes featurettes on visual design, the acting ensemble, costumes, hair and makeup, »

- Gina Carbone

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Albert Hughes’ Next Film 'The Solutrean' Sounds Like An Ice Age 'The Revenant'

19 February 2016 12:58 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When Hollywood sees something different work, they don't wait long to try and duplicate its success. While the production was tough, the critical and box office success that greeted "The Revenant" has seemed to make suits bullish on survival narratives. Christian Bale just signed up for the survival tale "Hostiles," about the journey of an Army captain a Native war chief. And now comes a wintry epic about with some notes that feel very familiar. Read More: Directors Francis Lawrence, Albert Hughes, And Terry Jones Line Up New Projects Deadline reports that Albert Hughes, in his first solo jam outside of his partnership with Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society," "The Book Of Eli"), will direct "The Solutrean." Inspired by the idea tossed around by some folks that Europeans settled in North America over 20,000 years ago, the movie stars Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Natasha Wilson, Marcin »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Hated It": Josh Brolin Talks ‘Jonah Hex,’ Says They Reshot 66 Pages In 12 Days

9 February 2016 7:39 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's certainly another lifetime ago for DC Entertainment, and the comic-book-movie world in general, but back in 2010, audiences and critics saw how ambitious projects could misfire badly with "Jonah Hex." "Crank" duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were hired to write and direct the movie in 2007, but a few a months before filming was slated to begin, they exited the project, with the unlikely choice of Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears A Who!") stepping in. Production was pushed back slightly, the script was reworked, but the film ran into even more problems, and at one point, "I Am Legend" director Francis Lawrence was brought in for reshoots. The result was a disaster, and Josh Brolin is candid about his not-so-fond memories of the production. Read More: The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Ever “Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he told Nerdist, who complimented the actor on always playing it straight when asked. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Blu-ray details announced, four-film box set also confirmed

5 February 2016 3:14 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has confirmed details for the Blu-ray release of the final chapter in The Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection, both of which are set for release on March 22nd.

See Also: Pre-order The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 Via Amazon UK Or Amazon Us

The Hunger Games series has become one of the highest-grossing franchises of all time, amassing almost $3billion at the worldwide box-office. The final chapter, Mockingjay – Part 2, took home a sizeable $652million since it’s release at the end of last year.

The limited edition Blu-ray release is packed with over five hours of special features, including the “Pawns No More: Making The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ 8-part documentary – an in-depth look at the making of the film from production design, costumes, hair, make-up, stunts, special effects and post production and much more.

The Blu-ray is encoded in »

- Scott J. Davis

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Mockingjay Part II and Complete Hunger Games Collection Due 3/22

27 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD,  DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22, the company announced today. In addition, for the first time ever, The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22.

With $647 million worldwide box office and counting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 set the world on fire and enthralled millions of devoted fans across the globe. With a critically acclaimed cast including Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Liam Hemsworth »

- ComicMix Staff

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Own The Entire Hunger Games Revolution On Blu-Ray in March

27 January 2016 1:03 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The finale of Hunger Games phenomenon, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is on its way to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download.  Along with its release comes the entire Hunger Games Anthology and tons of special features.  Read on for more.

On March 8th, 2016, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be available for early Digital Download and March 22nd for the Blu-Ray Combo Pack.  On the same day as Part 2's Blu-Ray release, the complete Hunger Games Cinematic Series will be available for fans, and those curious of the series, to watch the entire revolution on Blu-Ray/DVD!

 

Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Exclusive: Watch a clip from 'The Hunger Games' collection, available this spring

27 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2008, Suzanne Collins released “The Hunger Games” into the world. Four years later the movie would cement Jennifer Lawrence as a blockbuster star. But all good things must come to an end. Last year the final installment  — “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II” — brought the entirety of Panem society crashing down. If you had read the books, you probably joined in the discussions about whether the film would dare go as far as the novels to show that war rarely has winners. Well, they did it. They dared to blur the line between heroes and villains. In the clip above — exclusive to HitFix Harpy ahead of the home video release — even Katniss isn’t immune to succumbing to her darker instincts. HitFix Harpy is also happy to announce the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II” Digital HD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack release date! The final chapter can »

- Donna Dickens

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