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New Poster Streaks By For ‘The Flash’

13 hours ago

He runs really fast. Like lightning you might say. So it comes as no surprise to see The CW taking a simple and dramatic approach to its new promotional poster for The Flash


Gaining favourable advance reviews, the series brings the DC Comics character to a new audience, with Grant Gustin (a name worthy of a superhero identity of its own) as serial speeder Barry Allen. The series is closely tied to Arrow, with a crossover being rushed onto the slate. Interestingly Allen is described as an “assistant forensics investigator”, so looks like his regular persona is going to have plenty of opportunity to get up to his neck in trouble.

As you’ve no doubt observed, Greg Berlanti’s show will zig-zag out of the starting blocks on October 7th.


Source: TheWrap »

- Steve Palace

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Win Tickets To Special ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 Screening In London!

13 hours ago

Return to the sinister and violent world of Samcro as Sons Of Anarchy Season 6 premieres in the UK on Blu-ray & DVD on 1st September from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to giveaway for an exclusive London screening of the opening two episodes!

The hugely popular, critically acclaimed TV series Sons Of Anarchy returns for a sixth season with 13 action-packed episodes featuring one of the most shocking finales in TV history.

The season opens with Clay (Ron Perlman: Hellboy, Drive) framed for the murder of Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau: Zero Dark Thirty, 28 Weeks Later). Jax (Charlie Hunnam: Pacific Rim; Children of Men) has taken up leadership of the gang but his family life is suffering from his single-minded pursuit of John Teller’s vision. Jax must find a way to keep Tara (Maggie Siff: Funny People, Michael Clayton) from »

- Dan Bullock

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Affleck Under Fire in Extended ‘Gone Girl’ TV Spot

13 hours ago

An extended TV spot for David Fincher’s Gone Girl adaptation debuted last during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and shows Ben Affleck’s character facing accusations of having something to do with his wife’s disappearance.

The spot reveals some new footage, but most is easily recognised from the most recent trailer. It does well by not giving away too much, even fans of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller are sure to be looking forward to the film’s release. It had been previously announced that the film has been given a new ending.

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question: »

- Ciham Messouki

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Kim Kardashian To Guest-Star In ’2 Broke Girls’

16 hours ago

No, you’re not dreaming – reality TV star Kim Kardashian will be guest starring in the season four premiere of CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, and while she will be starring as herself, the role in the comedy is everything we could hope for.

If you watch the show, you would know that Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) have been desperately trying to get their cupcake business off the ground – and they get their big break when Keeping Up With The Kardashians films a segment in Williamsburg, and they end up at Max’s Homemade Cupcakes window.

But executive producer Michael Patrick King did say that the episode is not as easy as Max and Caroline hope it to be, saying:

 “Because it’s a comedy, and because they are broke, it’s not a complete silver lining. But it is an incredibly sparkly star at the end.”

King also »

- Lucy Cave

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‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ Suffers Dip Following Neil Patrick Harris Departure

17 hours ago

Michael Mayer’s revival of Hedwig And The Angry Inch might be suffering with post-Neil Patrick Harris blues, but it is definitely not suffering dramatically!

Harris left his run of the Tony award winning show, being replaced by Girls and The Book Of Mormon star Andrew Rannells. According to figures that were released from trading group Broadway League, the musical grossed $648,738 – which is still pretty good for a Broadway show, but it is far less than the $1,139,903 takings from Harris’ final bow the week before.

In other Broadway news two shows closed this weekend. The first being Woody Allen’s wonderful flop Bullets Over Broadway, which cost $14 million to make, closing just four months after its debut. The second, and the biggest Broadway surprise success of them all, was Disney’s Newsies (yes, a reboot of the movie musical that starred Christian Bale). The show ended on a high note, »

- Lucy Cave

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International Trailer Released For Intense Sundance Favourite ‘Whiplash’

19 hours ago

Back at the end of July we brought you the first official trailer for the Sundance winner Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle. Today, over a month later, we bring you the first international trailer for the intense drama – but be warned, it’s definitely Nsfw.

Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment) stars as Andrew Neyman, a good – but not great – jazz drummer, hired as part of hardass Terence Fletcher’s (J.K. Simmons) band. As Andrew starts to grow and progress as a musician, Terence pushes him further and further, teetering on the edge of motivation and abuse, sanity and insanity. Melissa Benoist (Glee) co-stars.

The film won the Grand Jury and Audience Award prizes at Sundance 2014, cementing it as one of this year’s must-see films. While the original trailer gave a glimpse into Simmons’ dark side, this new one goes even deeper. I definitely wouldn’t want to piss him off, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Night Moves Review

20 hours ago

Director: Kelly Reichardt.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Saarsgard.

Certificate: 15.

Run Time: 112 minutes.

Synopsis:  A trio of eco-terrorists devise a plot to destroy a nearby hydro-dam, a plan which leads to severe repercussions when an unexpected scenario arises.  

Other films in the wheelhouse of eco-terrorism tend to stereotype characters as either anarchists or vegan-hippie types Night Moves skirts both of these and instead has three normal people, who live completely mundane lives, join together to take a stance. Refreshingly their act of blowing-up the dam isn’t glorified in any way; the response of their peers isn’t the adulation that they expect, but rather disdain and confusion.

Reichardt isn’t known for her plot-heavy films, preferring to tell her story through the visuals and sound; this is a tradition she continues here. Night Moves is almost hypnotic, the slow, drawn-out shots pulling you deep into the world of the three characters. »

- Kat Smith

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New UK Poster For Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

21 hours ago

Koch Media will release Zach Braff’s Kickstarter feature Wish I Was Here in the UK on 19th September, and we’ve got a brand new UK poster for the film as the British promotional campaign kicks into gear.

Wish I Was Here” is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little kid. When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (ages 5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to »

- Paul Heath

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Watch: Eduardo Sanchez Returns To Found-Footage With Bigfoot Horror ‘Exists’

21 hours ago

Can you believe it’s been 15 years since The Blair Witch Project – Fifteen! In that time, horror/thrillers have been reinvented with countless found-footage films and director Eduardo Sanchez, the man who helped kickstart it all, is back with Bigfoot horror, Exists.

As they always do, a group of friends venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend at their family hut but when they get there, everything isn’t as it should be. As they start to film their day-to-day events and try to make best of what they’ve got, they find themselves stalked by something huge and mysterious…Bigfoot.

Written by Jamie Nash who also wrote Lovely Molly – not one of my all-time favourites but unforgettable for messed-up reasons – this does look like a lot more intense fun, in that deeply rooted psychological horror way and The Blair Witch Project ethos embedded through it, if »

- Dan Bullock

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Book Now: Dogwoof Weekender Opens With Roger Ebert’s Biopic ‘Life Itself’

22 hours ago

Dogwoof have been our favourite documentary film distributors in recent years and now they are set to celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a tremendous looking line-up of new films at London’s Ica from Friday 26th September to Sunday 28th September.

Their three-day Dogwoof Weekender birthday bash is showcasing six hot new releases, with the opening gala on Friday 26th being the highly anticipated Life Itself, the biography of American critic and commentator Roger Ebert from acclaimed director Steve James - Watch a clip here! The Saturday and Sunday screenings will include four exclusive previews of Dogwoof’s Autumn slate, so come to one, come to all, this isn’t just a birthday party but a platform of the best in documentary filmmaking.

After kicking off on Friday, we then move to Saturday to see a trio of heavy-weight previews: The Case Against 8 directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White »

- Dan Bullock

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Chris Hemsworth & Charlie Day Join Griswold ‘Vacation’ Reboot

23 hours ago

Because they can’t make anything new these days, there’s a reboot/refresh on the way for National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and now more confirmed with Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day joining the madness.

This new outing is based on John Hughes original characters, which was influenced by this own family holidays in the early 1980s. Those films starred Chevy Chase, and there’s rumours that he’ll return in some form with a cameo. On the directorial side, it’s debutants John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who are bringing it back to life and they’ve written the script that’ll see the grown-up son of Clark (Chase) take his family on a road trip like they did as a kid – chaos awaiting!

There’s accompanying cast with the delectable Christina Applegate playing Rusty’s wife and Hemworth as Stone Crandall, »

- Dan Bullock

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Obsessed with betting? These are the movies for you

23 hours ago

For people who get a real rush of adrenalin when they have a bet on a game or sports fixture that they’re watching, it’s great when you can find movies that have a similar theme in the plot.

Today, almost no-one places their bets in the traditional way; down at the bookies. You can bet on your computer or mobile, using one of the many different betting apps. For the more serious bettors amongst us, there are even specific betting trading apps like Betpractice score grid for football which help manage multiple markets at once.

How times have changed since the following movies were released – when the only way to place a bet was at the bookies, at the races or over the phone. For a bit of betting nostalgia, check out one of these movies.

Owning Mahowny

Sports betting features in this 2003 movie; if only as a sub-plot. »

- David Agnew

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The Emmy Award Winners 2014 In Full

26 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT

America’s version of the TV BAFTA’s, The Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles last night. The cream of the televisual crop were out in force to celebrate the occasion. Whilst several big name shows including Game of Thrones and True Detective where up for several categories, it was Breaking Bad that scooped-up the main acting prizes which are whole-heartedly deserved and a fitting way to say goodbye to the show which ended last year.

Other shows that performed well were comedy series Modern Family for which Ty Burrell won best actor, and American Horror Story: Coven which saw both Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates take home the big acting trophies. Everyone’s favourite British sleuth also did well as Benedict Cumberbatch won for his role in series Sherlock. See below for the winners list in full and we’ve also put in the moving tribute from Billy Crystal for his friend, »

- Kat Smith

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‘The Omen’ Heading To TV As ‘Damien’

26 August 2014 1:42 AM, PDT

The creepy horror from 1976 is to be turned into a six-part series for Lifetime.  The Omen based series is to be called Damien and is set during Damien’s adult years. Former showrunner of The Walking Dead Glen Mazzara is to executive produce the series alongside Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield. Lifetime’s Executive VP Rob Sharenow speaks more about the series:

Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original,”

The original film starred Gregory Peck as an American ambassador who fears his only son is the anti-christ.  The film spawned three sequels and a remake with Liev Schreiber.

Keep checking back for more updates on Damien…

Source: Lifetime »

- Lucinda Holt

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‘Shutter Island’ Prequel ‘Ashecliffe’ Locked Up With Scorsese On HBO

25 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT

It started as a novel by Dennis Lehane and became an overheated tale of menace on the big screen starring Leonardo DiCaprio. HBO clearly couldn’t get enough of the concept as they are bringing Shutter Island to the small screen in the shape of a TV prequel called Ashecliffe. And to show they’re not messing around Lehane has been hired to write the pilot with none other than the movie’s director Martin Scorsese returning to line the lens.

The original plot saw a Us Marshal investigate a remote facility for the criminally insane, in the process losing some of his own marbles as reality and fantasy became blurred. It made an entertaining if heavy-going film but how will the concept translate to a multi-episode format? Lehane hopefully has some aces up his sleeve by way of an origin story and an increasingly TV-friendly Scorsese should deliver on the visual front. »

- Steve Palace

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Chloe Moretz Tells Of Frustration With Film Piracy & No More ‘Kick-Ass’

25 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT

Kick-ass was a massive success when it was released in 2010. Written by Mrs Jonathan Ross, Jane Goldman, and directed by Matthew Vaughn the film launched the career of Aaron Taylor Johnson who has since gone onto Godzilla and the next Avengers film, as well as Chloe Moretz who completely stole the film as Hit-Girl, a foul mouthed ass-kicking tween superhero vigilante.

Moretz returned for the sequel Kick-ass 2 last year, but due to a lacklustre box office a third film seems unlikely. Whilst speaking about new movie If I Stay in which she plays a cello protege who experiences an out-of-body experience faced with a dilemma after falling into a coma, she was very vocal about her thoughts on what the future holds for the series:

“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. »

- Kat Smith

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Let’s Be Cops Review

25 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT

Director: Luke Greenfield.

Cast: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Andy Garcia, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 104 minutes.

Synopsis: Two friends attend a costume party as cops and quickly realise they can pass for the real thing. After a few pranks they soon become involved in a serious and dangerous case.

Let’S Be Cops is a one joke movie, luckily it happens to be a very funny joke. With Johnson and Wayans Jr. coming fresh from a few successful years on hit TV show New Girl (granted Wayans Jr. has been more of a guest star), it’s time for these two funnymen to break into the big and beautiful world of movies. Although Let’S Be Cops is far from perfect, it’s a simplistic film that allows the two stars to demonstrate what they are capable of.

Two people impersonating cops »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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The What’s What Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3′ And ‘Sinister Six’

25 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

Recently, The Amazing Spider-man 2 hit our shelves on Blu-ray and on the bonus disc associated with it are a series of extras, some of which are interviews with director Marc Webb which really sets in motions what we might expect for the sequels to the film. Specifically, what or who we may see in The Amazing Spider-man 3 and Sinister Six.

First of all is the case of Norman Osborn, who was presumed dead in the events in ASM2 due to a fatal degenerative disease.

“[Our] special project is where we’re setting up the Sinister Six and all the different, crazy technology from Oscorp has been developed sort of off the grid and this is our cryogenic, obviously this will only be seen after the movie, but this is our cryogenic headcase so we can bring him back for the sequel”

Well, it’s nice to know they’re »

- Matthew Ceo

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FrightFest 2014: Life After Beth Review

25 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT

Director: Jeff Baena.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick.

Certificate: Tbc.

Running Time: 91 minutes.

Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.

More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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FrightFest 2014: The Harvest Review

25 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT

Director: John McNaughton.

Cast: Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles.

Certificate: Tbc.

Running Time: 104 minutes.

Synopsis: Maryann (Calis) moves in with her grandparents after the death of her mother and father. She soon makes friends with a local sick boy (Tahan) who is confined to his home by his overbearing mother (Morton). As the two embark on a forbidden friendship, the mother seems to become more and more intense.

FrightFest has been a place of just as many laughs as it has been scares this year, but one film that aims to keep things very serious indeed. Director of Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, John McNaughton, returns to supply one of the best films of the festival this year. The Harvest is an amazing achievement on many levels, not least that this is solid drama with a horror edge.

Starting off as a »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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