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War for the Planet of the Apes Review

26 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT

Author: Stefan Pape

Though revolving around a community of apes, few blockbusters in recent years have studied the human condition quite in the same way that the Planet of the Apes trilogy has managed. The latest instalment, War for the Planet of the Apes, is emblematic of this notion. Studiously lingering on the notion of war and all that it entails, we examine the psyche, blurring the line between good and evil and highlighting the sheer futility of it all.

The conflict between mankind and apes continues on in brutal fashion. Caesar (Andy Serkis) wants nothing more than to come to a peace agreement, but while the apes continue to be attacked, he has a responsibility to defend himself, and his family. Sending the nefarious Colonel (Woody Harrelson) a message, that if humans leave the apes alone the killing will stop, this power-hungry individual sees this as an invitation to »

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Exclusive Interview: Andre Ovredal on dissecting The Autopsy of Jane Doe & winning the approval of Stephen King

26 June 2017 4:34 AM, PDT

Author: Thomas Alexander

A recent resurgence of all things supernatural to cinema screens has had various degrees of success to put it politely, but nevertheless always draws in audiences.

With that you could say director Andre Ovredal’s latest, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, faces an uphill battle from the offset. But when you receive a shiny, quite possibly bloodied, stamp of approval from none other than Stephen King it certainly makes matters more intriguing.

We caught up with the man himself, Andre Ovredal, to chat about all things ‘Jane Doe and more.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe was well received at this years’ Glasgow Film Festival – how well do you think it will play to a wider audience?

I hope it will play well to also an audience that isn’t your typical horror audience.

I think we are telling an interesting mystery at the bottom of everything and that intrigues anybody. »

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Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan grace the first image from My Dinner with Hervé

26 June 2017 4:26 AM, PDT

Author: Zehra Phelan

Filming is currently underway on the HBO Film Production of the true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize, My Dinner with Hervé, and the first official image featuring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage has surfaced.

Jamie Dornan is to portray the character of the fictional journalist Danny Tate alongside Dinklage as the troubled Villechaize is a story which focuses on an unlikely friendship which evolves over one wild night in L.A. The film focuses on the relationship between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, which results in life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi who had interviewed Villechaize back in 1993 just a few days before he committed suicide, “He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realised Hervé »

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Tommy Lee Jones in final talks to star opposite Brad Pitt in James Grey’s Ad Astra

26 June 2017 4:24 AM, PDT

Author: Zehra Phelan

With production gearing up for a September start on the Brad Pitt-led Ad Astra, final talks with Tommy Lee Jones are heating up to get him to join the cast on the futuristic sci-fi epic.

Written and directed by We Own the Night and The Lost City of Z’s James Gray, information surrounding the plotline is being kept top secret, however, it has been reported that Pitt would play the slightly autistic space engineer Roy McBride. Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, McBride travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.

Going on that premise, we can assume that Tommy Lee Jones could very well be playing his Father, in a story which will be set in Deep space. Ethan Gross has co-written the script »

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Jackie Chan rages war on the authorities in trailer for The Foreigner

26 June 2017 4:20 AM, PDT

Author: Zehra Phelan

“Never push a good man to far” The trailer for Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner makes an explosive debut and you can watch the new trailer below.

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Based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman from Stephen Leather, The Foreigner tells the story of one man’s obsession to find the Ira bombers who killed his daughter in a senseless attack. Chan plays the grieving father Quan on a mission to track down the killers no matter what the cost. Money is no issue but when Liam Hennessy, played by Pierce Brosnan, unconvincingly denies knowing who they are Chan wages a one-man war to find the truth.

The synopsis for the book reads;

Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, Nguyen Ngoc Minh had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. Imprisoned and tortured after the Communist victory, he escaped with his wife and baby »

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Win K-9:p.I. on Blu-ray

26 June 2017 1:34 AM, PDT

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of K-9:P.I. on 26th June, we’ve been given 3 copies copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Dooley (James Belushi) is hours away from a blissful retirement when he stumbles onto an armed robbery at a high-tech computer company. Suddenly he is a suspect and his pension is frozen until the real crooks are caught! Now Dooley and his dog Jerry Lee have to become private investigators and track down the real crooks. It is a baffling case of stolen microchips, impostors and dangerous beauties.

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Win Elle on Blu-ray

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT

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To mark the release of Elle on 10th July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Wealthy entrepreneur Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible as the head of a successful video game company, and brings the same ruthless attitude to her private and love life as to her business. But after being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant her life changes forever. Whilst determined to track down her attacker without help from the police, she becomes suddenly aware of the chaotic relationships that define her life; an imprisoned father, her increasingly detached son and a secret affair she’s hidden from a close friend. When Michèle resolutely tracks her attacker down, she draws him into a dangerous game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

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Win Hidden Figures on Blu-ray

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the incredible untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at Nasa, with the home entertainment release of Hidden Figures arriving on Digital Download 19th June 2017, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 3rd July 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Blu-ray copies!

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race between Russia and the U.S.A., and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Check out this great featurette from the Blu-ray™ and DVD extras featuring Theodore Melfi and Octavia Spencer talking about the legacy of Dorothy Vaughn. »

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Win 20th Century Women on DVD

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT

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To mark the release of 20th Century Women on 26th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Set in Santa Barbara in the late 1970’s, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening: American Beauty, The American President, Being Julia, The Kids Are Alright), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.

Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing; Abbie (Greta Gerwig: Jackie, The Mindy Project), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning: Maleficent, Super 8, Young Ones), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.

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