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Need For Speed Director Scott Waugh Tackling Inversion

10 November 2014 7:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No one’s is ever going to launch an Oscar campaign for Need for Speed, but there’s a case to be made for unpretentious, action-packed popcorn pleasures like the racing thriller. Aaron Paul gave a mesmerizing performance, the stunts were spectacular and, perhaps best of all, it proved that helmer Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) knows his way around a slick action vehicle. Now, Waugh is set to dive into the deep end for a much pricier venture – a $120 million sci-epic titled Inversion.

The script, from Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and David Arata (Spy Game), follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American ex-patriate who team up and race against time to prevent a cataclysmic reversal of gravity, which would send entire cities and civilians falling into the sky to certain death.

It’s an exciting premise, and Waugh’s background as a stunt coordinator should »

- Isaac Feldberg

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30 Years Back: The Glorious Year of 1984

7 November 2014 8:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the glorious year of 1984….

Whatever you may think of as the golden age of cinema, few can deny that the 80s brought about a fantastic array of classic and cult films. Anyone of a certain age may look back at a period of cinema, from growing up, with misty eyes and great fondness. With the recent 30 year anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters, now seems a good time to take a step back 30 years to 1984. This was a year when bustin made us feel good, when an Austrian cyborg promised to be back, where we turned it up to eleven, waxed on and off, and when Elm street gave us nightmares.

Taking a look back over the films on release that year and it seems that cinema goers were spoilt rotten. Ghostbusters was a blockbuster spectacular. A film which appealed to a broad spectrum. It had the ghosts and ghouls to transfix children, »

- Gary Collinson

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Scott Waugh Circles Sci-Fi ‘Inversion’ (Exclusive)

5 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Waugh (“Need for Speed”) is in final negotiations to direct the $120 million sci-fi action movie “Inversion.”

Inversion,” unveiled at Cannes by Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited, follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American expat in a race against the clock across the globe to save Earth from an apocalyptic threat — a reversal of gravity causing civilizations to uproot and plummet into the sky. Bragi Schut and David Arata (“Children of Men”) are scripting.

Producers are Michael Nozik (“Syriana”), Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) with an April start date planned for production. Foresight Unlimited will continue sales at the American Film Market.

Waugh is a former stunt performer who appeared in “Spider-Man” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and co-founded Bandito Brothers. He co-directed 2012’s “Act of Valor” with Mike McCoy and helmed “Need for Speed,” which grossed over $200 million this year.

Inversion” was introduced to »

- Dave McNary

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Giveaway – Win Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut on Blu-ray!

24 October 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force “Once Upon a Time in America” is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut, and we have a copy to give away!

This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro and James Woods as lifelong pals and crime kingpins, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes.

© 1983 The Ladd Company. All Rights Reserved.

Available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1yHh4xG

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- Gary Collinson

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Win ‘Once Upon A Time In America’ On Blu-ray!

23 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force Once Upon A Time In America is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut.

This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro and James Woods as lifelong pals and crime kingpins, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes.

Available to order on Amazon today:  http://amzn.to/1yHh4xG

© 1983 The Ladd Company. All Rights Reserved.

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- Dan Bullock

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New on Video: ‘Once Upon a Time in America’

14 October 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by Sergio Leone

Written by Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone

Italy/USA, 1984

Widely and justly heralded for his trendsetting Spaghetti Westerns, Sergio Leone’s final and arguably most ambitious work was in another staple American genre. Like these Westerns though, this film was as much of its respective variety as it was about it. Once Upon a Time in America, with its name obviously derived from Leone’s previous Once Upon a Time in the West, is a gangster film of the highest order, and, at the same time, it recalls so many of its predecessors, from the Warner Brothers classics of the 1930s to The Godfather. This was by design. As Leone himself notes, “My film was to be an homage to the American films I love, and to America itself.”

Out now on »

- Jeremy Carr

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Watch: Newly Restored Scene From Extended Director's Cut Of Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon A Time In America'

3 October 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You may have missed it in the midst of festival news and awards season chatter, but the extended director's cut of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" is now on Blu-ray. It has been a long road to get the film back to the way Leone intended it when he premiered his four-hour cut at Cannes in 1984, but after 30 years, the 251-minute version is now yours to own. It comes with 22-minutes of newly restored footage, and today you can get a peek at a little bit of that. Yahoo has a clip with Robert De Niro's Noodles talking to a cemetery director about a mausoleum, and if you're wondering about the video quality, Warner Bros. has presented high-definition scenes from previous cuts, but for whatever reason, this newly added footage has been inserted as is. Given that there isn't a lot of money these days »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New to Blu-ray: Transformers: Age Of Exctinction, Chef, 24: Live Another Day, and More

1 October 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the latest explosion-filled effort from Michael Bay, a small-scale indie from Jon Favreau, the return of Jack Bauer, and more.  Briefly: Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $17.99 (55% off) Transformers: Age of Extinction (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD) - $26.99 (46% off) Transformers: Age of Extinction Limited Edition Gift Set with Grimlock and Optimus Collectible Statue [Blu-ray] - $79.99 (33% off) Chef (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $19.99 (43% off) 24: Live Another Day [Blu-ray] - $29.99 (50% off) Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's [Blu-ray] - $26.49 (24% off) Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary [Blu-ray] - $35.69 (29% off) Are You Here [Blu-ray] - $15.99 (47% off) Cold in July [Blu-ray] - $14.99 (50% off) Ivory Tower [Blu-ray] - $27.28 (7% off) Leprechaun Origins [Blu-ray] - $21.24 (15% off) Third Person [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (31% off)

The post New to Blu-ray: Transformers: Age Of Exctinction, Chef, 24: Live Another Day, and More appeared first on Collider. »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction', 'Chef' & '24: Live Another Day' on DVD & Blu-ray Today

30 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Chef One of the best films of 2014 so far and a movie that, while I wish you had seen it in theaters (that is if you didn't), will play perfectly at home. I really hope all of you get a chance to check out Jon Favreau's Chef, not because it's Amazing, but because it's just a good, sweet, funny film. Here's my review if you're interested.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Now if you haven't seen Transformers: Age of Extinction, woe be to those of you that watch it for the first time at home. This is a film meant to be seen on a giant screen as it pummels you into submission. At home I just don't see the point. Here's my theatrical review and then an article I wrote examining Michael Bay and the movie if you're interested.

24: Live Another Day I've seen about two or three »

- Brad Brevet

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Colm McCarthy interview: Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Dr Who

30 September 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chat to director Colm McCarthy about the new series of Peaky Blinders, drunk Sherlock, and Doctor Who’s mysteries…

Warning: contains a spoiler for Spooks series 7.

As period-gangster drama Peaky Blinders returns to BBC 2 for a second series, we caught up with director Colm McCarthy (Sherlock - The Sign Of Three, Doctor Who - The Bells Of St. John, Spooks) for a chat about the mythology of the new series, working with Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, Matt Smith riding a motorbike up the Shard, drunken Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and er, manual sex in 1920s night clubs...

You’ve come in to direct the second series of Peaky Blinders after its look and performances have already been established. Do you take your cues from what’s gone before or do you approach it thinking, ‘right, what am I going to change?’

Both of those things. I’ve »

- louisamellor

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New York Film Festival preview: 10 films that can make it anywhere

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The film-festival circuit this time of year is not unlike presidential-primary season. Venice or Telluride are sort of like the Iowa caucus, an important first step for a film to generate some name recognition and Oscar buzz—but not exactly the setting for a coronation. Toronto is the traditional Oscar-campaign battleground, a sort of New Hampshire primary that often separates the contenders from the pretenders. Last year, Toronto unofficially nominated 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Dallas Buyers Club, and those films went on to collect major awards.

But this year, the races still remain wide open after the first new rounds, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Podcast: Bryan Singer, Colin Farrell in 'True Detective', 'Se7en' Today and More

23 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's a bit of an interesting episode as it lacks a little bit of direction, but we manage to talk for just over an hour taking a look at the return of Bryan Singer to X-Men: Apocalypse, Colin Farrell confirmed to star in the second season of "True Detective", a few thoughts on Se7en had it been released today, answer a few of your questions, play some games and a few other bits and bobs. Hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a »

- Brad Brevet

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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New York unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nyfcc unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert De Niro's 10 best performances: Deer Hunter, Raging Bull

2 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In 1995 and 1997, Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. had Heat and Jackie Brown released into cinemas. Not his best films or his best performances, perhaps, but mesmerising work in excellent pictures directed by master filmmakers: the former saw him convince for Michael Mann as the cool, meticulous leader of a gang of career criminals; the latter had Quentin Tarantino give viewers a dim crim whose uncontrollable anger contributes to the unravelling of a heist.

For a whole generation of moviegoers who have grown up since, however, the adulation that's universally showered upon De Niro must be perplexing. Occasionally he summons up a portion of his old intensity – his turns in What Just Happened, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are the (slim) picks of the last 15 years – but for anyone who got into movies from the late '90s on, he's the funny guy in Analyze This and Meet The Parents, »

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At All Costs: Yann Danh talks about A Tout Prix

21 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 Trevor Hogg chats with Yann Danh about pursuing a childhood obsession as a career and for an added bonus the feature showcases his French short film A Tout Prix (At All Costs)…

“My mom is a storekeeper and my stepdad is a barman,” states French filmmaker Yann Danh who was 10 years old when he first became aware of the cinema.  “Watching movies became almost compulsive; I used to watch three or four a day such as Once Upon a Time in America [1984], Terminator [1984], Evil Dead [1981], 2001 [1968], Serpico [1973], Touch of Evil [1958], Once Upon a Time in the West [1968], Taxi Driver [1976], and Bruce Lee movies.”  The plan was to pursue a career in the video game industry changed at the age of 16.  “After making my first short film [in high school], I knew cinema was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”  Every film project has been educational.  “I learned how to make a shot list, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in America' Gets the Blu-Ray Treatment

10 June 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

For its 30th anniversary, "Once Upon a Time in America," legendary director Sergio Leone's final film, is being released on Blu-Ray this September.  If you're a fan of the gangster epic, your first question might be--which version? The film has had a bit of a tortured history in the U.S.  After a Cannes premiere in 1984, Leone's more than four-hour cut came to the states in a drastically edited 134-minute version that told the story in chronological order--of which Leone did not approve.  In the 1990s, a three-hour version could be found on TV and a 229-minute edit made the rounds on home video.  Then, in 2012, a restored cut played at Cannes but was held from wider distribution to allow for more restoration work. Now, finally, "Once Upon a Time in America" is available with its full director's cut--in fact, the Blu-Ray edition includes 22-minutes of extra footage, bringing »

- Jacob Combs

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Extended Version Of Leone's "America" Hits Blu

9 June 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sergio Leone's final film "Once Upon A Time In America" has gone through various different incarnations over the years. Leone originally crafted a 269 minute version, but the first public screening was his own 229 minute cut at Cannes in 1984.

Then, that version was hacked to pieces and re-arranged by others, resulting in a 139 minute version Leone didn't approve but which saw a theatrical release in the United States.

Subsequently a 180 minute version and the original 229 minute version made it to TV and home video respectively in the 1990s. A 251 minute restored version played at Cannes in 2012 but hasn't been played again since.

Now, Warner Bros. has finally announced a Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the film with the runtime also clocking in at 251 minutes. The set will also include the 1984 theatrical cut for comparison sake, along with a making-of documentary and a booklet. It's scheduled to street on September 30th.

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- Garth Franklin

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