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Samuel Jackson Joins Spike Lee's Oldboy; Bruce Hornsby Set as Composer

19 August 2012

Director Spike Lee's English language adaptation of the Korean psychological thriller manga property is prepping to begin production this September with Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) in the lead role. A man kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday is held captive for fifteen years. Upon his release he embarks on an obsessive mission to find the reason for his imprisonment and soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than solitary confinement. The original South Korean Oldboy was directed by Park Chan-wook and released in 2004 to critical acclaim with Quentin Tarantino heavily pushing, unsuccessfully, for the movie to take home top honors at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie has since become a cult classic, known for it's violence, strange original »

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Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Vying for Captain America Sequel Female Lead

19 August 2012

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, based on the Marvel Comics story arc written by Ed Brubaker, will hit theaters in 2014 after the release of Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. Anthony and Joe Russo will direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier based off of a script by screenwriters Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film will pick-up where Marvel’s The Avengers leaves off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The title is in reference to Captain America's WWII partner, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who was believed to be killed during the course of the first film. Anthony Mackie will also star, playing the role of Captain America's modern-day sidekick Sam Wilson (aka »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Clip from Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

19 August 2012

The upcoming film written and directed Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood) is scheduled for theatrical release this September through The Weinstein Company. A charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a religious organization following World War II. A drifter (Phoenix) becomes his right-hand man but as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the drifter finds himself questioning the belief system and his mentor »

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007: Skyfall Debuts New International Promo Banner

19 August 2012

The upcoming 23rd installment of the James Bond film franchise which is directed by Sam Mendes stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes and is scheduled for theatrical release later this year. In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Skyfall is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as Agent 007 James Bond, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Skyfall will begin its worldwide roll-out in »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Cinemax Releases the Full First Episode of Strike Back Season Two Online

19 August 2012

Strike Back is a Cinemax scripted thriller series which takes story lines directly from today's headlines. Viewers join two members of Section 20, a top-secret intelligence agency, as they take on exciting and mysterious cases around the globe. Season 2 of Strike Back premiered Friday, August 17th, on Cinemax. Strike Back tells the suspenseful story of a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative who joins with a stealth British military unit when a resourceful international terrorist group plots a major attack. Researched by the creators of the series and aided by consultants, the action-packed drama is rooted in the field of counter-terrorism and set against the backdrop of timely global issues. Sullivan Stapleton (“Animal Kingdom,” the upcoming “Gangster Squad”) and Philip »

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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Taps Super Director James Gunn

18 August 2012

Along with highly anticipated sequels to their Iron Man, Thor and Captain America film franchises, Marvel Studios is prepping to release the sci-fi actioner Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters August 1st, 2014. Even the 31st Century needs heroes, and the call has been answered by the Guardians of the Galaxy -- Drax The Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos; Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien inter-galactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin -- a team of superhuman and extraterrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from »

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Doctor Who Series 7 'Asylum Of The Daleks' Teaser

18 August 2012

Doctor Who, whose new season will be premiering this Fall on BBC and BBC America, stars Matt Smith as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as his companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys through all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger. Last season delivered record ratings for BBC America and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. Its finale ended with the the Doctor’s greatest escape yet and the intimation of an even greater reckoning to come. The new season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill making their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt »

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Blu-ray Review: The Hunger Games

17 August 2012

The motion picture event that set the world on fire is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year when Lionsgate releases The Hunger Games on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download on August 18, 2012. The Film Though at times off with pacing and lacking a bit of adrenaline-fueled action beats, The Hunger Games appears to be the best cinematic interpretation of the popular novel we could have gotten. Deep yet whimsical characters play in a dystopian landscape of rich colors and suspenseful drama to create a wonderful mythology that opens the summer movie season with gusto. The film also offers audiences a strong and grounded female protagonist played with the perfect balance of composure and reckless abandon by Jennifer Lawrence. Other cinematic characters of this »

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Expendables Styled Action Film with Female-Led Cast in the Works

17 August 2012

Indie production house 1984 Private Defense Contractors will try to mimic the financial success of the testosterone-fueled Expendables films in an upcoming project featuring a cast of hard-hitting female stars. The recent insurgence of female-led action films like The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman and Haywire (starring Gina Carano - pictured to the right) have helped give the go ahead to the project, which Dutch Southern has been hired to pen the screenplay for. Southern worked with 1984 Private Defense Contractors recently when the company bought his spec script Hoof Harrington's Greatest Hits, a Snatch styled hitman movie described as "Die Hard meets Wes Anderson". The company has also co-financed several projects this year including Joe Carnahan's The Grey, Marc Forster's »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Full Trailer for New Cinemax Series Hunted Starring Melissa George; Teaser for New Series Banshee Debuts

17 August 2012

Cinemax presents two new original series following up the success of Strike Back and joining The Transporter in the network's upcoming block. From X-Files writer and producer Frank Spotnitz comes this eight-episode drama set in the world of international espionage. Golden Globe nominee Melissa George stars as an operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team; when she returns to work, she doesn't know who to trust. The series stars Melissa George (Alias), Adam Raymer (Hawthorne), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones, John Adams), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Strike Back), Morven Christie (The Sinking of the Laconia), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), Uriel Emil ( »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Boardwalk Empire Season Three Poster Has Steve Buscemi Up Close & Personal

17 August 2012

Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon, Stephen Graham and is created and executive produced by Terence Winter (The Sopranos). The upcoming third season debuts September 16th exclusively on HBO. From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO's The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city's undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must »

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Creepy Teaser Trailer for American Horror Story: Asylum

17 August 2012

The highly anticipated second season of the popular horror series is currently filming in preparation for it's debut exclusively on FX this October. American Horror Story: Asylum will be a self contained story, separate from the series' first season. It takes place in an East Coast mental institution. Currently filming, American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes and Adam Levine. The show will air this October exclusively on the FX network. »

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Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary Collection Includes 25 Films, Soundtracks & Exclusive Featurettes

17 August 2012

For 100 years, Universal Pictures has been entertaining audiences all around the world with some of the most unforgettable movies ever made. For a limited time only, own a piece of Hollywood history with the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection arriving on Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 6, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The collection features a selection of 25 unforgettable films that helped shape the legacy of one of the most successful movie studios of all time. Featuring prestigious Academy Award® winners such as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sting, genre-defining classics like Dracula and Spartacus, captivating storytelling such as Field of Dreams and Do the Right Thing, blockbusters like Jurassic Park and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and pure entertainment with »

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Homeland Season Two Debuts First Full-Length Trailer

17 August 2012

The Golden Globe-winning drama series Homeland, which stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, is scheduled to begin it's second season on Sunday, September 30th, at 10:00 Pm Et/Pt exclusively on Showtime. Developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by Gideon Raff, Homeland stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis, and Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin. The one-hour drama series tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of U.S. soldier Nicholas Brody (Lewis) was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American »

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Giveaway: The Dark Knight Manual & Batmobile: The Complete History Companion Books

17 August 2012

Courtesy of our friends at Insight Editions, here is your chance to take home copies of two of this year's most in demand companion books spotlighting the cinematic mythology of the Caped Crusader. The Books The Dark Knight Manual The Dark Knight Manual is the first in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan's Batman. This fascinating manual contains key sketches, diagrams, notes, case files, and other top-secret documents gathered by Bruce Wayne as he came to embody and serve as Gotham's Dark Knight. Every defining moment is detailed here, from his collaborations with Lucius Fox, to his alliance with James Gordon at the Gpd, to his handwritten memos to and from faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth. Featured are more than two dozen removable documents, including the design and capabilities »

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Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray & DVD Trailer & New Bonus Clips

17 August 2012

The new installment of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series includes extensive bonus features, including an in-depth look at one of the series' most jarring episodes, an interactive guide to living in the year 1921, character dossiers and much more. Though his fortunes have soared in the wake of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in "the world's playground." Following the '20 election, Nucky finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail, but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season releases on Blu-ray with HBO Select ($79.98), DVD ($59.99) and Digital Download on August 28, 2012. Blu-ray with HBO Select offers buyers the »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Game Of Thrones Season Three Casts Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder

17 August 2012

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom and airs exclusively on HBO. Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise. As Robb Stark and his northern army continue »

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Bald Harrison Ford Spotted in Philadelphia While Filming Paranoia

17 August 2012

Paranoia, directed by Robert Luketic’s (21), will be distributed in the U.S. by Relativity Media. The film is set to debut in U.S. theaters in September 2013. In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is an ambitious junior technologist trying to climb the ranks of telecom giant Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam is blackmailed by ruthless CEO Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman) to turn corporate spy by going to work for the firm’s top competitor, which is run by Wyatt’s old mentor, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford). Adam soon finds himself delivered into prepackaged success, living his fantasy life of old-world boardrooms, private clubs, exotic cars, and all the spoils of Manhattan bachelorhood. However, behind the scenes, he is merely a pawn in Wyatt’s power »

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New Featurette for BBC America's Copper Introduces Corcoran's Posse: Detectives Maguire & O'Brien

16 August 2012

From Academy Award winner Barry Levinson and Emmy Award winner Tom Fontana, Copper is a gripping crime drama series, set in 1864 New York City, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. The World Premiere of Copper is scheduled for Sunday, August 19th, at 10/9c Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), an Irish-American former boxer turned cop, returns from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Bonded by battle to two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African-American physician who secretly assists the forensic investigations – Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth Avenue, and the »

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First Trailer for Sylvester Stallone's Action Thriller Bullet To The Head

16 August 2012

Bullet to the Head is an adaption of the Dynamite Entertainment comic written by Matz with art from Colin Wilson, which follows a hitman and detective who team up to investigate a common foe. Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a New York City cop who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. Bullet to the Head is directed by Walter Hill and stars Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables), Jason Mamoa (Conan the Barbarian), Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Thing), and Christian Slater. The film will be released by Warner Bros Pictures. »

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