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Michel Gomez: ‘In a Very Tense Environment, Paris Hosted Major Domestic and Foreign Shoots in 2014′

28 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Paris Film Office was set up in 2002 as part of the Mission Cinema project launched the same year. Both are integrated within the city council, the Mairie de Paris. Their goal is to provide a one-stop shop for French and foreign professionals that will handle all logistical aspects required for shooting in the French capital — which is not only one of the world’s most highly filmed cities but also one of the busiest, meaning that shooting there requires careful preparation. Two permits are required for filming in Paris: one issued by the Paris Film Office and one by the Préfecture de Police, the city’s police authority.

Since its launch, the Paris Film Office has inked agreements to improve filming conditions in the capital and set up a bilingual website to help French and international productions to prepare shoots. The site provides images of key locations and information »

- Martin Dale

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January 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lucy, Wolves, Annabelle

19 January 2015 6:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week is a big one for sci-fi fans, as several fantastic films from 2014 are making their home entertainment debuts, including The Zero Theorem, Lucy and Coherence. Horror fans have a lot to look forward to as well with the releases of several notable titles like Wolves, Annabelle and Gnome Alone, which looks to be a hoot of a genre send-up.

Spotlight Titles:

Lucy (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.

Wolves (Ketchup, DVD)

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- Heather Wixson

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Watch: 'Taken 4' Trailer Gives Liam Neeson the Perfect New Co-Star

16 January 2015 7:29 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In case you haven't heard, Taken 3 is pretty terrible. It's boring, has awfil action, a predictable story, stupid villains and still doesn't measure up to that surprisingly great first film. But thankfully, it looks like Taken 4 is going to be infinitely better. Sure, Taken 3 may still be in theaters, but this sequel looks so damn exciting that you're going to be anticipating this one more than The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In this one, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) finally gets the co-star he's always needed: Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Honestly, this could reinvigorate the entire franchise. Watch! Here's the trailer for Taken 4 with Liam Neeson and Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night: Taken 3 is directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and Robert Mark Kamen (The Transporter franchise). Ex-covert »

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Luc Besson Pens Open Letter to Muslim Youth After Charlie Hebdo Attack

14 January 2015 9:14 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It has been one week since 12 people were killed during the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Today, French filmmaker Luc Besson publishes an open letter to France's Muslim youth in Le Monde, in which he rails against extremism and calls out economic deprivation as its source. The missive has been well-received in France, where Besson has produced and directed films including "The Professional" and "Lucy," and here has been translated in English per Deadline: My brother, if you knew how badly I hurt for you today, you and your beautiful religion that has been so sullied, humilated, and singled out. Forgotten are your strength, your energy, your humor, your heart, your fraternity. It’s unfair and together we will repair this injustice. We are millions who love you and who are going to help you. Let’s start at the beginning. What is the society we’re offering you today? »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Poster and trailer for Jurassic City

9 January 2015 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re looking to get your dino-fix before Jurassic World, then you may be interesting in checking out the upcoming mockbuster / knock-off Jurassic City, although after watching the below trailer, you’ll probably just want to wait a few months…

“When a top-secret laboratory is unexpectedly breached, thousands of rampaging raptors are unleashed on Los Angeles! A black-ops unit is mobilized to contain the creatures before they cause city-wide chaos. Simultaneously, a truckload of raptors is rerouted to a nearby prison. Upon their escape, these ferocious flesh-eaters are beyond containment. This is Jurassic judgment night for smoking hot sorority girls, sinister scientists, muscle-bound military and doomed death-row inmates! It’s about to get bloody in Jurassic City!“

Jurassic City is out on February 3rd in the States, with a cast that includes Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Kevin Gage (Heat), Vernon Wells (Commando) and Robert Lasardo (The Professional).

Source: Bloody »

- Gary Collinson

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Thoughts I Had... While Looking at "Jane Got a Gun" Images

5 January 2015 2:21 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You know how this goes. New images from the troubled production of Jane Got a Gun starring Natalie Portman. Thoughts as they occur to me. No editing.

Bad Girls (1994)

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

• Why did I instantly doubt that Natalie Portman knew how to use that thing when this is The Professional (1994) we're talking about. She was deadly as early as 14!

• We've travelled back in time. And not because it's a period piece. Apologies. But it's a fact: western girls with guns was a thing briefly in the mid 90s

• Those look like big girl gloves for such a petit thing.

• Omg someone should remake Bad Girls but with less earnestness and more of a sense of humor 

• This is a weird still to release. They both look tremendously bored. Free advice: Do not suggest boredom when trying to sell a movie.

• I also »

- NATHANIEL R

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