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Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad Extended Cut Running Time, Ancient One Spin-Off & More

Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad Extended Cut Running Time, Ancient One Spin-Off & More
What kind of cameo would Adam West like to make in a future Batman movie? Can Tilda Swinton convince Kevin Feige to make a spin-off for The Ancient One? How does Andrew Garfield feel about Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man? Which Avenger does Michael Douglas want to share a scene with at some point? […]

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Civil War Almost Included These 2 Ant-Man Characters

Civil War Almost Included These 2 Ant-Man Characters
While fans around the world make Captain America: Civil War a huge success, the filmmakers are now revealing more details about the epic adventure. Including what was eventually cut from the movie. Running at 151 minutes, Captain America: Civil War is the longest installment in the McU. As it turns out, two prominent characters were cut from the movie entirely, after being introduced in the last Phase 2 movie, Ant-Man. If you haven't seen Captain America: Civil War yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

We knew right when production started last May that Paul Rudd would reprise his role from Ant-Man as Scott Lang, although no other characters from that movie showed up. During an interview with Mashable, Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained that earlier versions of their script included Ant-Man characters Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne,
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Review

Since its setting is a wasteland ruin of our own civilization, it’s a good thing that most of the characters in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – a more entertaining than usual Ya lit adaptation – are either a teenager, or suffering from memory loss. Otherwise, anyone who could remember Maze Runner’s world pre-catastrophe would spend most of The Scorch Trials saying things like, “Cool, we’re in the hangar bay from Pacific Rim!,” and “Don’t alert those I Am Legend zombies!,” or “Holy crap, we’re in an exact recreation of the best scene from The Lost World…but there’s also a zombie!”

The most believable nightmare future that The Scorch Trials lets you envision is one of a dystopian society where humanity has exhausted the precious resource known as “inspiration.” Scavenging an idealess world for scrap left over from other properties, the second adaptation in James Dashner
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The Maze Runner - The Scorch Trials review: Young adult sequel is so-so

The Maze Runner - The Scorch Trials review: Young adult sequel is so-so
Before The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 arrives in November, here's another fix of dystopian sci-fi action based on a series of young adult novels. The methadone to Hunger Games' heroin, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the sequel to 2014's genuinely-not-bad The Maze Runner, which is itself also genuinely-not-bad.

This is despite there being no mazes, no trials and almost nothing getting scorched. Running, however... running it has by the marathon. With its young leads – Dylan O'Brien's Thomas, Thomas Brodie-Sangster's Newt, Ki Hong Lee's Minho and Kaya Scodelario's Teresa – hot footing it out of a maze in the last film, "The Gladers" (as they're called) are offered mere minutes of respite in a sinister medical facility before pegging it into the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director Wes Ball returns for the follow-up, delivering a slicker and more confident product, full of grander set-pieces and tougher themes. Beset
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Ant-Man review: Paul Rudd experiences significant shrinkage in a hugely entertaining movie

Ant-Man review: Paul Rudd experiences significant shrinkage in a hugely entertaining movie
Director: Peyton Reed; Screenwriters: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd; Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña; Running time: 117 mins; Certificate: 12A

Paul Rudd experiences significant shrinkage as Marvel's latest hero Ant-Man, but fortunately not that kind that plagued Seinfeld's George Costanza. He plays Scott Lang, a cat burglar fresh out of prison who stumbles upon a suit that miniaturises him to insect-sized form.

All this is no accident. Reclusive tech genius Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) need him to pull off a daring heist and prevent a deadly militarised version of the Ant-Man suit (dubbed the Yellowjacket) from wreaking havoc. Scott, estranged from his young daughter Cassie, sees this as a chance for redemption and shrinks down to become Marvel's tiniest hero.

Ant-Man is the smallest McU outing to date both in terms of its scope and storyline.
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Tsc unveils programme line-up

Tsc unveils programme line-up
The line-up of speakers has been announced for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (Tsc), taking place over April 11-12.

The two-day event boasts the best creative talent, authors and speakers in writing for film, television and media.

Attendees, which consist of a large range of screen-based industry professionals, receive opportunities to learn and develop their screenwriting skills.

Speakers for the Master Classes include Schitt’s Creek co-creators Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, writer and producer of Man Of Steel, The Dark Knight and Da Vinci’s Demons David S Goyer and creators and executive producers of Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends and The Game Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

Other sessions during the weekend include a workshop called Setting The Scene (pictured) led by the writer and director of Darfur Now Ted Braun.

Emmy and Golden Globe executive producer Jeff Melvoin will head a session entitled Running The Show: Moving From Writer To Showrunner.

For more details
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Marvel teases 'Ant-Man' with first, ant-sized trailer

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Marvel teases 'Ant-Man' with first, ant-sized trailer
The first Marvel trailer of 2015 is here! That didn’t take very long. So sit back, or actually sit forward, and get ready to squint like Mr. Magoo at the teaser trailer for “Ant-Man.” Nice trolling there, guys. But you can never stop the signal. Enhance! Okay, let’s break down this glorious, blurry nonsense. #1 - Paul Rudd aka Scott Lang aka Ant-Man is walking with park rangers and/or state troopers. Probably the latter. #2 - Anyone want to hazard a guess what waterfront and skyline that is? #3 - Evangeline Lilly aka Hope van Dyne is entering a blue lit room. Probably her dad’s underground lair. #4 - Michael Douglas aka Hank Pym aka Former Ant-Man™ turns on the lights to said underground lair. #5 - Dudes in suits. Walking with purpose. Movie logic implies they are villains. #6 - Big blue explosion. Perhaps flashback to the reason why Wasp is Mia?
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Poker Night Movie Review

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Poker Night Movie Review
Title: Poker Night XLrator Media Director: Greg Francis Writer: Greg Francis Cast: Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, Corey Large, Halston Sage Running time: 1hr 44 min, Unrated (Language, Violence, Rape) In Theaters, VOD And iTUNES: December 20, 2014 Detective Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff) of Warsaw Indiana is welcomed to a poker game by a few of the city’s best detectives – Calabrese (Ron Perlman), Bernard (Giancarlo Esposito), Cunningham (Ron Eldard), and Maxwell (Titus Welliver). The rules of the poker game is that once the rookie wins, he can start asking questions. The guys meanwhile tell him tales of their most memorable cases in [ Read More ]

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Official Synopsis Arrives For Marvel’s Ant-Man

With principal photography on Marvel’s Ant-Man coming to an end this week, the post-production work begins. The mammoth task of compiling live-action footage together with the CGI components is but one element of that process. Perhaps the biggest matter for the studio to contend with is audience awareness. Ant-Man is arguably one of their zanier properties, that doesn’t yet carry the same household name weight as The Avengers or Iron Man. To ensure the moviegoing public know exactly who this little guy is come next summer, the marketing machine has fired out the first official synopsis.

Running down the events we can expect to see in the comic book caper, it confirms a slew of cast members who were previously only rumoured to be involved. The most interesting part is the writing credit; which currently says Tbd. After original writer-director Edgar Wright left the project, the script was
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Third Person review: Impressive cast, disappointing result

Third Person review: Impressive cast, disappointing result
Director: Paul Haggis; Screenwriter: Paul Haggis; Starring: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger; Running time: 137 mins; Certificate: 15

An intricately constructed tale of three interwoven stories spanning three cities, Third Person suffers from a script that fails to hook you in during its opening section and drags on without sufficient emotional connection for 137 minutes. There are sporadic moments when the movie sparks into life, particularly in two-hander scenes featuring blistering dialogue and stark revelations. Yet these standalone scenes aren't sufficient to salvage the movie as a whole.

Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde excel in their respective roles as an experienced writer and his lover (an aspiring writer) who can't form a secure bond due to psychological baggage. Their romantic intrigue is laced with sexual tension and played out particularly well, with the self-conscious dialogue managing the rare feat of working well because of these characters' literary background.
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Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon DVD Review

Director: Mike Myers

Starring: Shep Gordon, Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Willie Nelson, Derek Shook, Emeril Lagasse,

Running Time: 85 minutes

Extras: BFI Q+A, Trailer

Shep Gordon has been a man of mystery throughout his career, always in the shadows of some of the greatest music acts, actors and chefs to ever grace the entertainment world. With Mike Myers directorial debut, he decides to put Gordon in the spotlight to document the life and the career of the man that decided his career path after Jimi Hendrix said to him “You Jewish? You should become a manager!”

With interviews from showbiz legends that include Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas and Alice Cooper, it’s quite clear from the get-go, just how much influence Gordon has had over the years. He has managed everybody, from Alice Cooper to Luther Vandross, and even bought the celebrity chef to the mainstream.
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon review

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon review
Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers; Starring: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper; Running time: 85 mins; Certificate: 15

Unless you're a Hollywood A-lister you probably haven't heard of Shep Gordon, a talent manager who also has a gift for telling an anecdote or two. Mike Myers is behind the camera, letting him have the limelight in a documentary portrait that is full of good humour although, like Gordon's rambling yarns of showbiz yesteryear, it lacks a clear direction.

Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone and Alice Cooper are among the guest speakers who line up to sing Gordon's praises when the man himself is too humble to do so. Apparently, he's that kinda guy, a total "mensch" (Yiddish for a great bloke) who defies the usual shark-swimming stereotype of a Hollywood agent. Cooper sees him as his other half and indeed, the first (and strongest) part of the film works
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UK movie releases: July 2014

UK movie releases: July 2014
July 4, 2014

The Anomaly

Director: Noel Clarke

Starring: Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Knapp, Noel Clarke

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

A Hard Day's Night

Director: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Running time: 89 mins

Certificate: U


Director: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

July 11

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Director: Michael Bay

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer

Running time: 165 mins

Certificate: 12A

Begin Again

Director: John Carney

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine

Running time: 104 mins

Certificate: 15


Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ella Salmon, Ethan Hawke

Running time: 166 mins

Certificate: 15

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director: Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: PG

July 18

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie

Director: Nick Moore

Starring: Olivia Colman,
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Last Vegas review: De Niro, Douglas, Freeman are geriatric pack

Last Vegas review: De Niro, Douglas, Freeman are geriatric pack
Director: Jon Turteltaub; Screenwriter: Dan Fogelman; Starring: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline; Running time: 105 mins; Certificate: 12A

For a comedy of guilty pleasures, Las Vegas is a fitting backdrop - and you're in good company with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. Like these veteran stars, the story is old and creaky but director Jon Turteltaub doesn't have to try too hard (and takes advantage of the situation) when the chemistry works for this geriatric take on The Hangover.

Douglas plays the one who never grew up, called Billy (the Kid?), who decides to seize the day at a funeral and proposes to his girlfriend in the middle of the eulogy. It's a good start with the droll impropriety only emphasised by the fact his girlfriend is less than half his age - or as Billy puts it, "almost 32". A stag do
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UK movie releases: January 2014

UK movie releases: January 2014
January 3, 2014

Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones

Director: Christopher Landon

Starring: Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim

Running time: 84 mins

Certificate 15

Last Vegas

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro

Running time: 105 mins

Certificate 12A

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris

Running time: 146 mins

Certificate 12A

January 10, 2014

12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K Williams

Running time: 134 mins

Certificate 15

Delivery Man

Director: Ken Scott

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt

Running time: 104 mins

Certificate 12A

The Railway Man

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman

Running time: 116 mins

Certificate 15

January 17, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey

Running time: 180 mins

Certificate 18

January 24, 2014

August: Osage County

Director: John Wells

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor

Running time: 121 mins

Certificate 15

Grudge Match

Director: Peter Segal

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone

Running time:
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The Wolf of Wall Street review: Scorsese, DiCaprio's stockbroker excess

The Wolf of Wall Street review: Scorsese, DiCaprio's stockbroker excess
Director: Martin Scorsese; Screenwriter: Terence Winter; Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jean Dujardin; Running time: 180 mins; Certificate: 18

Michael Douglas often tells the story of how young stockbrokers would approach him and say that his Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko inspired them to go into finance. The irony of course is that Gekko was rotten to the core and the men he 'fathered' would eventually send the world into economic armageddon. It would not be a surprise if one of those Gekko admirers was Jordan Belfort, the subject of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's fifth and best film collaboration.

Belfort dipped his toe into investment banking in the late '80s before the Black Monday crash left him jobless. He swiftly founded his own firm, Stratton Oakmont, and made millions pushing worthless pink-sheet penny stocks to those who didn't know better. "Selling garbage to garbage men,
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The top 25 underrated films of 2003

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 19 Dec 2013 - 06:30

Our journey through the lesser-known films of the 2000s continues. This week, it's 2003...

It was the year that Arnold Schwarzenegger went from Terminator actor to Governor of California, and when The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King dominated the global box office with a gross of more than $1bn. 2003 was also the year the Wachowskis' Matrix trilogy thundered to a close, the year Freddy Krueger clashed with Jason Voorhees in, er, Freddy Vs Jason, and the year Pixar scored another hit with Finding Nemo.

But as you've probably gathered by now, 2003 was also a year of quite brilliant, less lucrative films. The movies we've included in this week's list were chosen for a variety of reasons - some were ignored in cinemas, while others were harshly treated by critics. Some were modestly popular or given awards on release,
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"Curtains" Screened As Part Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center’S Horror Film Retrospective

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Lesleh Donaldson with Cinema Retro columnist Todd Garbarini.

By Todd Garbarini

Richard Ciupka’s unfairly maligned 1983 horror film Curtains was screened recently as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies 7 exhibition that also included screenings of Lucky McKee’s new film All Cheerleaders Die, Michele Soavi’s highly regarded Cemetery Man (1994), Eli Roth’s new film The Green Inferno, John D. Hancock’s ultra creepy Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971), the New York premiere of Clive Barker’s 1990 film Nightbreed - the Cabal Cut, and Peter Carter’s brilliant Rituals (1977), better known as The Creeper, which stars Hal Holbrook and Lawrence Dane in a film that is clearly influenced by John Boorman’s Deliverance (1971) but easily stands on its own as a strong piece of independent filmmaking.

Appearing in person at the Curtains screening was actress Lesleh Donaldson who played Christie Burns, the ice skater in the film.
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'Last Vegas' review: Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas cut loose

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Paddy is a widower who spends his lonely days watching TV in his bathrobe.

Sam can barely summon the energy to wisecrack about the aged wrecks who share the pool in his jazzercise for seniors class.

Archie has a post-stroke regimen of pills and a son who nags him to take it easy "at your age."

And Billy wears the decades of too-much California tanning and the stress of keeping up with a fiancee half his age. 

Yeah, you'll want to Party with these guys. Especially after you learn that they're played by Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas, respectively. Especially after you learn that they're about to cut loose at a bachelor party.

"Last Vegas" is an on-the-nose, on-the-money "Grumpy Old Men with Hangovers" set in Sin City. It's a comedy that, thanks to its Oscar-studded cast, leans more toward the sentimental than the sinful.
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Last Vegas Review

Director: Jon Turteltaub.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen.

Running Time: 105 minutes.

Certificate: 12A.

Synopsis: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

Out among the world of unexpected ensembles in film, you wouldn’t usually put these four movie stars together into what’s sold as The Hangover for the older generation. However, Last Vegas is directed by Jon Turteltaub, the man once behind Cool Runnings and While You Were Sleeping, and holds much more than the cheap laughs of that destructive franchise with a strong connection to long-term friendships and a focus on the sacrifices we all make for others.

We start fifty-eight years ago with a set-up quicker than old father time as we’re introduced to the ‘Flatbush Four’ who are Billy (Michael Douglas
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