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‘By the Gun’ DVD Review

9 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Tully Banta-Cain, Ben Barnes, Paul Ben-Victor, William Bloomfield, Bonnie Belle Skinner, Ritchie Coster, Damien Di Paola, Armen Garo, Jay Giannone, Toby Jones, Harvey Keitel, Leighton Meester | Written by Emilio Mauro | Directed by James Mottern

You know, Martin Scorsese has a lot to answer for. Years after the likes of Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino, budding filmmakers are still churning out New York set mobster-movies – to ever decreasing returns. And so to By the Gun, which stars Scorsese alum Harvey Keitel, and tells yet another story of a wannabe mafioso who finally becomes a made man for it all to fall apart. Remind you of another film? It should!

By the Gun tells the story of Nick Tortano (Barnes), a smooth-talking and ambitious criminal from the streets of Boston. After years spent working and idolizing the Italian gangsters higher up the chain, he has to find a way to prove »

- Phil Wheat

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Seventh Son review: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges lead a fantasy flop

27 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Sergei Bodrov; Screenwriter: Chris Weitz; Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander; Running time: 102 mins; Certificate: 12A

It's been a rocky year for Oscar winners embracing roles in fantasy blockbusters. Eddie Redmayne delivered a pungent ham and cheese performance in The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, while Julianne Moore turns it up to 11 for her role as an evil witch in this week's Seventh Son.

Moore was years away from even setting foot on the set of Still Alice when she made Seventh Son (it's been trapped in post-production hell for a while), but it does make you wonder if there's some truth to the myth that Oscar winners seem destined for an immediate career stumble. Moore at least seems to be having fun with her role as Seventh Son's Mother Malkin. To say she's chewing the scenery would be a slight misnomer seeing as so »

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Seventh Son Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates All Coming This May

26 March 2015 8:39 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Endless visual effects and the one and only Jeff Bridges collide early this summer in Seventh Son, Universal's ambitious fantasy epic co-starring Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes that will make its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut in mid-May.

The Seventh Son Digital HD release date is slated for May 12, 2015. A week later on May 19 is when the film will arrive on VOD, while the Blu-ray and DVD release date is yet another week later on May 26.

The North American box office was not kind to Seventh Son with only $17.2 million in ticket receipts from a budget of roughly $95 million. International ticket sales drove the gross earnings to $109.8 million, but don't expect a sequel to materialize given those results.

Despite its struggles, Universal is standing by Seventh Son for its home video debut with a nice selection of bonus features on the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack as »

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Seventh Son Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates All Coming in May

26 March 2015 8:19 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Endless visual effects and the one and only  Jeff Bridges collide in Seventh Son, Universal's ambitious fantasy epic co-starring Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes that will make its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut this May.

The Seventh Son Digital HD release date is slated for May 12, 2015. A week later on May 19 is when the film will arrive on VOD, while the Blu-ray and DVD release date is yet another week later on May 26.

The North American box office was not kind to Seventh Son with only $17.2 million in ticket receipts from a budget of roughly $95 million. International ticket sales drove the gross earnings to $109.8 million, but don't expect a sequel to materialize given those results.

Despite its struggles, Universal is standing by Seventh Son for its home video debut with a nice selection of bonus features on the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack as well as a 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio mix. »

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Seventh Son movie review: witches be crazy

26 March 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Like Monty Python without the comedy, or at least without the intentional comedy. Jeff Bridges’ saving throw against the Phoning It In curse fails! I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): the trailer looked boring and generic

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Something about creatures of the dark and a Blood Moon and a young man (poor Ben Barnes: Killing Bono) who’s sure he’s destined for more than moisture farming– er, I mean, pig farming, and the 20th-level mage who will teach him to battle the creatures of the dark who are rising because of the Blood Moon and stuff. “Signs of evil are everywhere,” says that one unnamed character and you’ll just have to take his word on that because they were saving up the FX budget for the final CGI creature battle. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Seventh Son Review

26 March 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Fantasy has seen something of a resurgence in the last decade and a half. For years consigned to the niche market, Peter Jackson changed all that, and made it cool to like tales of dungeons and dragons again. Seventh Son however, is nothing so eloquent as Tolkein's tale. With a heavy reliance on CGI and some star power in the cast, it's an entirely forgettable fantasy adventure that will neither dazzle the crowd or leave the audience with a completely sour taste. Jeff Bridges, said star power, plays John Gregory, a seventh son of a seventh son, something which gifts him extraordinary strength and agility. Because of this, he is tasked with some supernatural policing duties, as well as recruiting others like him. Using his abilities to battle shape-shifting witches, he finds himself in the unenviable position of having to take on a new recruit (Ben Barnes) with only a »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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Mbo for Anchor Bay Entertainment Australia

11 March 2015 11:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment Australia MD Marilyn Greig has bought the home entertainment distributor from its Us parent Starz.

Greig, who has been MD since 2010, will continue to distribute the Anchor Bay Entertainment library including Starz series Black Sails, Spartacus and The White Queen.

.I.m positive about the business,. Greig tells If. .There is a lot of life left in the physical market and digital is growing..

The Australian company will change its name and Greig said there may be a staff restructure.

The upcoming line-up includes a bunch of titles Greig had acquired such as Bus 657 (Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista),. The Loft (Karl Urban, James Marsden, Rachael Taylor), The Runner (Nicolas Cage), Jackie & Ryan (Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes ) and The Road Within (Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz). The company will also continue to handle CSI and Doc Martin.

Greig said she expects to »

- Don Groves

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Second Best Marigold Hotel not second best

8 March 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Second Best Marigold Hotel has topped the Australian box office chart over the weekend, shooting up from its debut position of number five.

The sequel to 2011.s surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has proved popular with Aussie audiences, raking in $2,631,599 in its second week and bringing its Aus box office total to $8,624,346.

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Con artist caper Focus wasn't far behind, raking in a cool $2,619,751 and $2,662,971 with previews.

The film, penned and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, stars Will Smith as con artist Nicky and Australia.s Margot Robbie as his protégé Jess. After the two become romantically involved, Nicky reluctantly breaks up with Jess, only to bump into years later when she is every bit the conning master mind that he is.

It.s another feather in Robbie.s cap who, after bursting onto our screens in The Wolf of Wall Street, now has a slew »

- Emily Blatchford

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Focus lands on its feet

8 March 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Con artist caper Focus has topped the Australian box office chart over the weekend, raking in a cool $2,608,006 over 232 screens.

The film, penned and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, stars Will Smith as con artist Nicky and Australia.s Margot Robbie as his protégé Jess. After the two become romantically involved, Nicky reluctantly breaks up with Jess, only to bump into years later when she is every bit the conning master mind that he is.

Distributed by Warner Bros, Focus has so far grossed a total of $2,651,224, according to a report released by Rentrak.

It.s another feather in Robbie.s cap who, after bursting onto our screens in The Wolf of Wall Street, now has a slew of high-calibre projects in the works, including playing opposite Alexander Skarsgård in the upcoming Tarzan as well has having landed the role of Harley Quinn in David Ayer.s Suicide Squad. »

- Emily Blatchford

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Film Review: 'Seventh Son'

15 February 2015 2:45 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Fantasy epic Seventh Son (2014) had potential to be a somewhat unique film in a genre abundant with echoing plot arcs and medieval-like worlds, but the amalgamation of different cinematic influences director Sergey Bodrov used to illustrate his story is overwhelmingly distracting. Exhaustingly exuberant acting from almost the entire cast, poorly written dialogue, and cheesy comical CGI effects all add to the feeling of seemingly never ending torture the film subjects its audience to. Although the film tries to follow the young adult heartthrob hero Tom Ward (Ben Barnes, perhaps best known for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia), it's hard to pull away from Jeff Bridges fantastic Master Gregory.

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- CineVue UK

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Seventh Son and Jupiter Ascending: Two Current Oscar Nominees Fizzle

12 February 2015 10:16 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Who doesn't adore Julianne Moore?

Especially in Still Alice, the film for which bookmakers are betting she'll take home the Best Actress Oscar, Moore's portrayal of a linguistics professor battling early onset Alzheimer's is letter perfect. Myself having a sibling now encased in a memory care facility in Florida after being ravaged by the same affliction, every step of Alice's deterioration is recognizable: the random loss of memories, the awareness she's losing her identity, the outbursts of anger, the inability to control bodily functions, and the short-lived moments when the person you have always loved reemerges out of a fog of despair.

Sadly, Moore's performance and that of her peers in Seventh Son capture a forgetfulness, too, although not one symptomatic of an infirmity, but one characteristic of creative bankruptcy. By the time this adaptation of Joseph Delaney's bestselling young-adult classic, The Spook's Apprentice, ends and you've emptied your bladder in your mall's stall, »

- Brandon Judell

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Film Review: Following a Two-Year Delay, ‘Seventh Son’ Should Have Been Shelved

8 February 2015 1:47 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – I can’t decide which is worse: the “fake deep talk” from Jeff Bridges in “Seventh Son” or the “angry whisper talk” from Eddie Redmayne in “Jupiter Ascending,” which also opened on Friday. Both speech impediments are ugly fish out of water, both films are getting punished by critics and both are underperforming at domestic box offices.

Ironically, both movies have also also been quite delayed and now we see why. “Jupiter Ascending” opened two days ago after initially being slated to open in July 2014. That film’s push back was justified to finish its extensive special effects, which “The Matrix” creators did without remembering to fix its laughable acting and weak story.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Also knowing it was in trouble, “Seventh Son” was originally supposed to open way back in Feb. 2013, but the film was pushed back once and then a second time to Feb. 2015. It even changed distribution »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Seventh Son’s' Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore Talk About Their Own Big Lebowski Reunion and Preparing For Moore’s Oscar Night

8 February 2015 11:34 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

Seventeen years after working together on The Big Lebowski, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges reunite in the fantasy adventure tale, Seventh Son along with Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia). The Academy Award winner (Bridges), four-time Oscar nominee (Moore) and Barnes talk about the movie, working together once again and for Ben, looking at both actors as mentors on the set.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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New Seventh Son Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

7 February 2015 1:06 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new action/fantasy film, "Seventh Son" into theaters this weekend, and all the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews. And it turns out that it didn't quit hit the mark with most of them as it only was able to muster up an overall 30 score out of a possible 100 across 25 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 score, stating: "Surprise! One doesn’t want to damn the movie with faint praise by saying “it’s not that bad,” but that’s kind of the most objectively accurate description of it, in all honesty." Thomas Lee from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, »

- Andre Braddox

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

7 February 2015 1:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday.

Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a budget of $175 million, the Wachowskis’ sci-fi tentpole could lose tens of millions barring a dramatic turnaround overseas.

The forecast for Universal and Legendary’s long-delayed “Seventh Son,” starring Jeff Bridges, isn’t much brighter. The medieval fantasy tentpole has a projected loss of $85 million, as Variety exclusively reported this week, despite earning $82 million at the international box office. It’s on track for only $6.6 million in its U.S. debut.

Neither of the B.O. casualties are a shock — both pics were long-delayed due to poor tracking, and Paramount’s “The Spongebob Movie, »

- Variety Staff

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Exclusive Interview: Ben Barnes Answers Our Burning Questions

6 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Ben Barnes is the title character in this month's Seventh Son, and we have an exclusive interview with the actor about his latest project. Watch as he answers our questions, like what it was like to be in the film that reunited The Big Lebowski's Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges, and why he likes making films in the fantasy genre. Post by PopSugar. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Review: 'Seventh Son' is fantasy fun for anyone who hates Harryhausen films

6 February 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sometimes, you know with one shot, one line, one choice. With "Seventh Son," it happened for me the moment Jeff Bridges opened his mouth. He's made a choice here that takes him further down that Rooster Cogburny RIPDy road with that gravel voice mush mouth thing, and it's genuinely ill-advised. It is embarrassing. It's like someone's grandfather wandered onto the set, and no one has the heart to tell him he's not in the movie. He is Grandalf. And it does not work. Now, if everything else about "Seventh Son" was exemplary, there's a chance it wouldn't matter, or there's a chance it might make the Bridges performance somehow work better in context. But this is tone-deaf train crash from start to finish, cast poorly, shot in a way that might as well include title cards reading "Meanwhile, On A Soundstage" at the start of some scenes, and packed with »

- Drew McWeeny

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Movie Review – Seventh Son (2015)

6 February 2015 12:08 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seventh Son, 2015.

Directed by Sergey Bodrov.

Starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, and Antje Traue.

Synopsis:

Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.

Seventh Son is so bad I don’t even know where to begin. Picture every cliché of high fantasy narratives centered on witches and monster slayers, and toss in some of the most atrocious special effects of modern-day cinema along with high profile actors phoning in such awful performances that it’s clear the only reason they are in the movie in the first place is to cash a paycheck.

Based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice, Seventh Son does indeed follow a Spook (fancy term for dude who hunts monsters) seeking a replacement, »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Review: Seventh Son

6 February 2015 12:03 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"Seventh Son" is a new fantasy adventure film that hopes to be a new "Lord of the Rings" but unfortunately is more like a less successful "Eragon". It is a big budget, effects filled movie populated by talented actors, such as Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, but even they can't save the second rate material they are working with.

In "Seventh Son", Bridges plays Master Gregory whose job it is to fight witches and other dark creatures, protecting the land as the last of a dying breed of knights called Spooks. His apprentice is killed by the powerful witch Mother Malkin, played by Moore, so he must find a new one. That is where Ben Barnes' character Tom Ward comes into play. He is the seventh son of a seventh son, and thus destined to be a strong and talented spook's apprentice. He joins up with Bridges' Gregory to »

- Daniel W. Tafoya

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‘Seventh Son’ Will Need Loads of Magic to Overcome Dismal Reviews

6 February 2015 11:22 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Merlin himself couldn’t fend off an assault like this. “Seventh Son,” the new fantasy thriller set to open this weekend, is taking a critical beating. Set in a world of magic and mysticism, the film follows a “spook” named Gregory (Jeff Bridges) who protects his country from evil. But as Gregory ages and the evil Mother Malkin (2014 Oscar nominee Julianne Moore) resurfaces, Gregory must train young Tom (Ben Barnes) to fight all the things that go bump in the night. Too bad he didn’t train Tom on how to enchant critics. TheWrap‘s James Rocchi writes, “I know »

- Joe Otterson

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