‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Release Dates Confirmed: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
Today Disney and Lucasfilm made it official: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from director Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker will make its Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD debut on April 4th, 2017.
You'll be able to watch Star Wars: Rogue One two weeks prior on March 24th when the first standalone Star Wars film is released exclusively on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. All high definition versions will be presented in 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.
Star Wars: Rogue One was a beast at the box office this past holiday season, earning over one billion at the global box office and proving the Star Wars franchise could stand on its own two feet without the core Skywalker mythology involved.
Bonus features are notably missing any of the deleted and re-shot footage from the third act. »
Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Heads to Netflix From Paramount
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The streamer has picked up the rights to the long-gestating gangster movie, which was originally set up at Paramount, sources confirm.
Steve Zaillian adapted The Irishman from Charles Brandt‘s book I Heard You Paint Houses, which chronicles the exploits of Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking Teamsters official with ties to the Bufalino crime family. Shortly before his death in 2003, Sheeran confessed that he killed fellow Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa, whose body has never been found. He also claimed that it was Hoffa who wanted John F. Kennedy killed.
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- Mia Galuppo
Rachel Bloom, Adam Pally Lead Lionsgate Comedy ‘Most Likely To Murder'
The stars of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Making History, respectively, will also produce the film with Petra Ahmann. Dan Gregor will direct from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writing partner on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Mand, who will also appear in the film, is an executive producer with Gregor.
Lionsgate acquired the title through Lionsgate Digital Studio, which aims to produce low-budget features and episodic series. Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York.
- Ashley Lee
Disney, Imax Extend Slate Deal Through 2019, Including ‘Star Wars’ Films
Imax and Disney have renewed their longstanding slate deal through 2019, and disclosed that director Rian Johnson shot key sequences of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” using Imax’s extremely high-resolution cameras.
Additionally, the deal extends to Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel,” Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel; “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Mulan”; Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4”; and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel.
The companies noted that they have previously announced that “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel will be shot in their entirety by the Russo Brothers with Imax cameras.
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- Dave McNary
'X-Men' Stuntman Trevor Habberstad Dies at 27 After Cancer Battle
X-Men director Bryan Singer remembered Habberstad as a dedicated professional.
"Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right and would have gone on to become one of the greats. His skill, commitment to safety and work ethic was second to none. In my 20-year career, I have never lost a friend/colleague this way. He and his entire family are among the kindest people I have ever met. My heart goes out to them. His passing is »
- Aaron Couch
Japanese Auteur Seijun Suzuki Dies at 93
Japanese director Seijun Suzuki died Feb. 13 at a Tokyo hospital after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects the lungs. He was 93.
His death was announced by Nikkatsu, the studio that famously fired him in 1967 after 12 years and 40 films, for what is now seen as his masterpiece, Branded to Kill. The film was made in black and white as a punishment for his work on Tokyo Drifter — now also considered a classic — the year before. Both films were intended by Nikkatsu to be straightforward, B-movie yakuza gangster flicks, but Suzuki’s experimental style, »
- Gavin J. Blair
‘Alien: Covenant’ Serves Up 5-Minute ‘Last Supper’ Prologue
With Neill Blomkamp‘s “Alien” looking unlikely to happen, the future of the franchise rests on the shoulders of the man who started it all: Ridley Scott. He’s back with “Alien: Covenant,” which for fans will have to show some improvement over the beautiful looking, viscerally engaging, but kinda really dumb “Prometheus.” And he’s going to try, bringing buckets of blood along with him.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
The ‘X-Force’ Movie Will be Written by Joe Carnahan
The last time we heard anything solid about Fox’s X-Force movie, X-Men franchise mainstay Simon Kinberg was working on the screenplay. Then there were rumblings that this team of mutant heroes, darker and a bit more violent than your typical X-Men team, would be introduced in the third Deadpool movie (never mind that Deadpool 2 […]
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- Jacob Hall
David Stratton on bad reviews, director tantrums and watching a new film every day
As the documentary about him, A Cinematic Life, screens in cinemas, the esteemed film critic reminisces about a life lived in front of the silver screen
Luke Buckmaster: As in your autobiography, I Peed on Fellini, the documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life reminisces on the time Geoffrey Wright – the director of Romper Stomper – hurled a glass of wine at you at a party. Do any other stories come to mind, about film-makers who reacted badly to what you’ve written or said?
David Stratton: When I was writing for Variety, way back in the mid-to-late 80s in Cannes, in the first week of the festival I’d been assigned to review an Icelandic film. Reviews in those days were sent off by telex or something, then they’d be printed in the weekly Variety in New York and shipped back to Cannes. So always, the reviews of the »
- Luke Buckmaster
Dance Documentary ‘Step’ Gets July Release Against ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Fox Searchlight bought rights to the movie last month following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film, featuring Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, and Paula Dofat, documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team in inner-city Baltimore. Each student is trying to become the first in their families to attend college and striving to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2,’ ‘Bad Boys 4’ Get Release Dates
“Step” is a Stick Figure, Impact Partners, Vulcan, and Scott Rudin production, and produced by Lipitz and Steven Cantor. Exec producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, Jenny Raskin, Rudin, Paul G. Allen, Carole Tomko, Micheal Flaherty, Valerie McGowan, »
- Dave McNary
George Clooney: Trump is a 'Hollywood elitist', Bannon is a 'failed director'
Clooney criticized the president, who still collects a substantial sum from prior film and TV roles, as part of the elite he regularly rails against
According to George Clooney, Donald Trump is part of the Hollywood elite he has regularly criticized on the campaign trail and after taking office, calling him a “Hollywood elitist” because of the money he receives because of his previous film and television roles.
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- Guardian staff
George Clooney: Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Are the Real Hollywood Elites
If you’ve ever heard the term “Hollywood elite” used as an insult, it likely came from a Republican politician. George Clooney takes issue with that characterization in a new Canal+ interview, noting that Donald Trump and his advisor Steve Bannon fit the term as well as anyone. “Donald Trump has 22 acting credits,” the actor says. “He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist.”
Read More: Stephen K. Bannon’s Indie Film Career Contradicts His Alt-Right Vision
Trump has made a number of cameos in movies and television shows dating back decades, increasing his profile further with “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Bannon, meanwhile, has produced a number of films of his own — and unsuccessfully tried to make several more. “Steve Bannon is a failed film writer,” Clooney says of former Breitbart editor, whose unrealized projects include a Shakespearean rap movie about the L. »
- Michael Nordine
Demi Lovato on Her New Documentary: Mental Health Is ‘Just as Important as Physical Health’
In 2008, at age 16, Demi Lovato became a rising star, landing the lead role in Disney Channel’s hit original movie “Camp Rock” alongside the Jonas Brothers, rapidly becoming a teen icon. That same year, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, releasing her debut album “Don’t Forget,” which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 100. Before the release of the album, Lovato began her own tour, and appeared on the Jonas Brothers’ Burnin’ Up Tour.
Though Lovato’s success was apparent, her internal struggles were largely shielded. In 2011, with a history of drug abuse and self-harm, she entered rehab, where she was diagnosed with bipolar depression. Since her diagnosis, Lovato has been vocal about living with a mental illness and her journey through recovery. She is the spokesperson for Be Vocal, an initiative focused on helping individuals and communities with mental illness advocate for themselves and for others. »
- Sarah Ahern
Superhero Bits: Possible Deadpool Promo for Logan, Infinity Stone Side Effects, Logan Posters & More
Does touching the Infinity Stone have a longer term effect on Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Where can you get exclusive Logan posters when you see the movie next week? Could Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi end up directing a future Marvel movie? Will new Deadpool footage be used to promote Logan? […]
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- Ethan Anderton
UTA Rally Speakers: Gavin Newsom, Jodie Foster, Keegan-Michael Key & More
UTA has unveiled its speaker lineup for Friday’s United Voices rally outside the union’s Beverly Hills headquarters. The event is supplanting the company’s annual Oscar Weekend party as a way “to express the creative community's support for freedom of speech and artistic expression, and stand against policies of exclusion and division.” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, California Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Reza Aslan, Keegan-Mich… »
The Afterlife Is Real in Trailer for Robert Redford, Jason Segel and Rooney Mara’s ‘The Discovery’
Redford plays Dr. Harper, a scientist whose verification of the afterlife, or a “new plane of existence” changes the way people think about death. In fact, it seems to make people want it, sparking more than a million suicides around the world by those attempting to “get there.”
“How can you keep a discovery so vital to our existence a secret?” Redford’s Harper says in the trailer after Mary Steenburgen’s journalist character asks a question about his personal responsibility.
The trailer also seems to suggest some manipulation of time with rewinds and repetitive shots. Spooky characters come in and out of frame, »
- Dani Levy
25 Genre Films That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture
Despite their box office popularity, genre films rarely earn Academy Award nominations for best picture. Here are 25 sci-fi, horror and thriller films that, in retrospect, were probably superior to many of the films that were nominated for Oscar’s top prize.
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- Matthew Chernov
SAG-aftra “Disappointed” In Court Pausing IMDb Age Law
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the State of California can’t move forward in enforcing a law that makes it illegal for the entertainment news site IMDbPro to publish actors' ages. At the beginning of the year, IMDb filed a federal lawsuit against then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris seeking an injunction to stop enforcement of Ab 1687, which went into effect January 1. Today, Judge Vince Chhabria found enough to grant the injunction, saying “it’s… »
Michelle Rodriguez Joins Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’
Filming just wrapped on director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter James Cameron‘s Alita: Battle Angel, but another cast member has just been announced. Michelle Rodriguez, who’s worked with both Rodriguez and Cameron, is a part of the adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s Japanese manga. The news comes only a few short weeks after we learned Jennifer Connelly has a role in the 3D sci-fi […]
- Jack Giroux
Food Network Star Alton Brown Dishes on Oscar DPs
Why care what longtime Food Network personality Alton Brown thinks about the nominees in the Oscar’s cinematography category? Because he knows lenses, film stock, and formats as well as he knows ingredients, recipes, and cooking techniques.
“I started off as a cameraman when I was still in college, and moved into shooting music videos in the ‘80s, then became a full-time cinematographer and a director-cameraman for TV spots, which I did for about 10 years,” Brown says.
Eventually burnt out by the ad business, Brown saw two choices. “I could either move on to New York or Hollywood and concentrate on shooting, or I could go to culinary school and try to make a food show.”
He chose the latter, resulting in the groundbreaking 14-season series “Good Eats,” which holds up so well that repeats continue airing today. Brown directed 200 of its 250 episodes. He calls his latest show, “Iron Chef Gauntlet, »
- Paula Hendrickson
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