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Fantasia 2016: ‘A Violent Prosecutor’ review

27 July 2016 3:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A Violent Prosecutor review

Despite a fairly confrontational title, A Violent Prosecutor takes a surprisingly entertaining turn in what becomes a mixture between some of the best hustle films out there and The Shawshank Redemption. It’s an odd mix, but in true Korean style the debut of Lee Il Hyeong bristles with style, wit, and twists, to provide an accessible crime caper after the crime itself.

Opening credits may not always be worth mentioning, but here they are a quick cut presentation of torn paper and character introductions that for some reason spoil a lot of the first act. It seems as though these were made to go after the prologue, but the prologue wound on for far longer than anyone expected. This results in a disappointingly spoiled opening act as we are told characters, and what has happened to them in the same way as a ‘Previously on… »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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30th anniversary restoration trailer for Alex Cox’s cult classic Sid & Nancy starring Gary Oldman

26 July 2016 5:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alex Cox’s (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) cult classic Sid & Nancy retells the story of the self-destructive drug-fuelled relationship of The Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman in a breakthrough role) and the bands American groupie Nancy (Chloe Webb). To mark the film,s 30th anniversary StudioCanal will be re-releasing it as part of the BFI’s Punk London Season, complete with colour correction by cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Sicario). See the official trailer, synopsis, and release dates below.

It’s 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie – Nancy (Chloe WebbShameless) – who has come to London to pursue him but »

- Matthew Lee

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Rotten luck: tree from The Shawshank Redemption toppled by strong winds

25 July 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The landmark from Frank Darabont’s prison-escape classic has been blown down, to the dismay of fans

An oak tree, hailed as a symbol of hope for appearing in a key scene from The Shawshank Redemption, has been toppled by heavy winds in Lucas, Ohio.

In the film, Red, played by Morgan Freeman, travels to the site of the tree on the advice of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) after receiving parole following a 40-year sentence. There, he finds some money and a note left by his friend directing him to Zihuatanejo in Mexico. “Remember, Red,” the letter reads. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

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- Nigel M Smith

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Historic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Film Falls Down

25 July 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The white oak tree made famous in the 1994 film Shawshank Redemption has fallen near Mansfield, Ohio, according to reports on Saturday. ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Oak Tree Falls The oak tree first appeared near the end of the film, when Morgan Freeman’s character, the paroled prisoner Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, follows clues to the tree’s location. Once […]

The post Historic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Film Falls Down appeared first on uInterview. »

- Shantel Whitaker

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Edition Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray September 27

23 July 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the end there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy.

The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.”

Blu-ray/DVD Special Features*

The Making of Highlander Deleted Scenes Interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy and Actor Christopher Lambert Archival Interview with Actor Christopher Lambert »

- Movie Geeks

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’: Iconic Tree From The 1994 Classic Falls

22 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The famous oak tree from the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen, according to the Mansfield News Journal. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed on Friday that the staff at the convention had received calls that the iconic tree, located on private property on Pleasant Valley Road near Malabar Farm, fell and were not sure was caused it.

The tree was used as a filming location for the Frank Darabont adaptation of the Stephen King short story. The movie centered around two imprisoned men, Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins), who bonded over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. In a scene with the tree, Red is seen walking along a hay field and removing stones from a rock wall where Andy kept a gift for him.

Read More: ‘Shawshank’ Secrets Revealed: Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and »

- Liz Calvario

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray coming 9/27

21 July 2016 11:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Celebrate 30 years of Highlander with a new Blu-ray!

In the end there can only be one! The Highlander 30th Anniversary edition arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate with fantastic new special features. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy. The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

In this sci-fi/fantasy classic, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.” The cast includes Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Fortress), Roxanne Hart (The Verdict, TV’s “Chicago Hope”), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Edition Announced

19 July 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In the end there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27 from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy. The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponents, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.”

Blu-ray/DVD Special Features*

The Making of Highlander Deleted Scenes Interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy and Actor Christopher Lambert Archival Interview with Actor »

- ComicMix Staff

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

19 July 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“There can be only one!” Luckily, this saying of the immortals from Highlander (1986) doesn’t refer to the 30th anniversary Blu-ray / DVD from Lionsgate, which is packed with special features including deleted scenes, a “making-of” documentary, never-before-seen interviews with the director and star Christopher Lambert, and so much more:

Press Release: In the end, there can only be one Highlander 30th Anniversary edition, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 27th from Lionsgate. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, relive the sci-fi epic that launched a TV franchise and captivated millions of fans worldwide! The 30th Anniversary edition features never-before-seen interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actor Christopher Lambert, a brand-new “making of” documentary, deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy.

The Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original cult classic that inspired movie and TV franchises! »

- Tamika Jones

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

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- Vikram Murthi

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First Look At The Return Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Hints At Terror To Come

12 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fear The Walking Dead,” a companion series and prequel to the widely popular zombie series “The Walking Dead,” debuted in August of last year to general acclaim and high ratings. The series follows a dysfunctional makeshift family at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Struggling to remain alive, the group must band together in order to save each other amidst such a physical threat. The series stars Kim Dickens (“Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Mercedes Mason (“Chuck”), Lorenzo James HenrieRubén Blades (“The Counselor”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), and Michelle Ang (“Underemployed”). In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, check out some photos from the first episode back and a brand-new poster below, courtesy of AMC.

Read More: Review: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2…They’re On a Boat!

The Walking Dead »

- Vikram Murthi

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Revisiting the ending of The Mist

6 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 12, 2016

We look back - with spoilers - at the incredible ending to the film of Stephen King's The Mist...

Unsurprisingly, this article contains spoilers for 2007’s The Mist. This is a deliberately big spoiler warning, for a film you really don't want spoiled. Really.

Stephen King is a man of many collaborations. We suspect you don't need us to tell you that, as they span many mediums and have borne more sweet-tasting, fleshy morsels than the Man from Del Monte would know what to do with.

Without even mentioning his many silver screen collaborative efforts, there’s American Vampire, the excellent comic book series he has co-written with the wildly-talented Scott Snyder; Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, a musical created in cahoots with T Bone Burnett (creator of that theme tune for True Detective amongst many, many other things). If we’re talking straight up words on »

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Movie Review – Cell (2016)

5 July 2016 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cell, 2016.

Directed by Tod Williams.

Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Synopsis:

When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

When I read Stephen King’s Cell ten years ago (2006), like many of his books, I thought it would make a great movie.  Dimension Films thought the same thing and bought rights to make the movie with Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) directing. Roth dropped out in 2009 and then finally in 2012 and 2013, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson casting was announced with a Saban Films release date on VOD in June and theatrical release in July.  I was not familiar with new director Tod Williams »

- Tai Freligh

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Elvis & Nixon review – the odd couple

26 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kevin Spacey plays the president for laughs in a slight but enjoyable imagining of Elvis’s real life meeting with Nixon

Before the press show for this piece of pop history whimsy, the film’s distributors wheeled out a bespangled Elvis impersonator, but sadly failed to enlist a concomitant Nixon tribute act. With his scarecrow arms, vulture shoulders and feral facial expressions, the 37th president of the United States is as easily caricatured as the King. On screen, he’s been played by such luminaries as Anthony Hopkins in Nixon, Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon, and John Cusack in The Butler, all of whom had his trademark physical mannerisms down pat. Nor should we forget Bob Gunton, who brought more than a touch of Nixon to the role of Warden Norton in The Shawshank Redemption before starring in 1997’s Elvis Meets Nixon, the small-screen forerunner of this flimsy but fun cinematic folly. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Watch the trailer for Highlander’s 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration

9 June 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival, StudioCanal has released a trailer for the 30th Anniversary 4K restoration of Russell Mulcahy’s cult 1986 fantasy Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. Check it out here…

1985 New York City; the Battle to end all battles. The last remaining Immortals gather together to fight to the death: decapitation alone can kill them, and the victor alone can lay claim to “The Prize”. Amongst the contestants is Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), who fought his first battle in 1536 on the highlands of Scotland, swordsman Ramirez (Sean Connery) who mentored MacLeod and taught him the ways of the immortals, and the evil and brutal barbarian The Kurgan (Clancy Brown).

Starring Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Fortress), Sean Connery (Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) Roxanne Hart, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish and Celia Imrie. The film was »

- Gary Collinson

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The One Thing Morgan Freeman Still Thinks Is Terrible About The Shawshank Redemption

8 June 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As of this writing, The Shawshank Redemption is sitting atop the IMDb rankings of the most popular movies of all-time. The film is truly beloved today. However, that wasn’t always the case. While the film was critically praised upon its release, it was a commercial failure. Nobody saw it in the theaters, and most fans found it on home video or cable later. Morgan Freeman thinks that a large part of the reason the movie did so badly at first is because the title is awful. Appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Morgan Freeman says he knew that Shawshank Redemption was a great film as soon as he read the script, and that he was willing to play any role just to be in it, but if there was one thing he could have changed about it, it was the title page. The original title [of Stephen »

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The One Thing Morgan Freeman Still Thinks Is Terrible About The Shawshank Repdemption

8 June 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As of this writing, The Shawshank Redemption is sitting atop the IMDb rankings of the most popular movies of all-time. The film is truly beloved today. However, that wasn.t always the case. While the film was critically praised upon its release, it was a commercial failure. Nobody saw it in the theaters, and most fans found it on home video or cable later. Morgan Freeman thinks that a large part of the reason the movie did so badly at first is because the title is awful. Appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Morgan Freeman says he knew that Shawshank Redemption was a great film as soon as he read the script, and that he was willing to play any role just to be in it, but if there was one thing he could have changed about it, it was the title page. The original title [of Stephen King's »

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New York Prison Escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat Joked About The Shawshank Redemption, Inspector General's Report Says

7 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The two prison escapees who tunneled their way out of a New York state prison last year joked about The Shawshank Redemption as they worked on their escape, according to a report released Monday by New York's inspector general. As David Sweat and Richard Matt chipped away at the wall of their tunnel located between two cell blocks of Clinton Correctional Facility last spring, the pair were reminded of the critically acclaimed 1994 film, which tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a man wrongly convicted of murder who spends 20 years tunneling his way out of prison using only a rock hammer. »

- Harriet Sokmensuer, @HGSokmensuer

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New York Prison Escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat Joked About The Shawshank Redemption, Inspector General's Report Says

7 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The two prison escapees who tunneled their way out of a New York state prison last year joked about The Shawshank Redemption as they worked on their escape, according to a report released Monday by New York's inspector general. As David Sweat and Richard Matt chipped away at the wall of their tunnel located between two cell blocks of Clinton Correctional Facility last spring, the pair were reminded of the critically acclaimed 1994 film, which tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a man wrongly convicted of murder who spends 20 years tunneling his way out of prison using only a rock hammer. »

- Harriet Sokmensuer, @HGSokmensuer

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Happy 15th Birthday, ‘Moulin Rouge!’

1 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was 15 years ago today that Moulin Rouge! opened in theaters across the U.S. The opening followed a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and New York and Los Angeles premieres the month prior. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman made us all swoon with their charm and their palpable chemistry in the heartfelt, old-fashioned, tragic love story of Christian and Satine (very old-fashioned, in a sense — director Baz Luhrmann has said he drew from the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in writing the film). The spectacular spectacular of Moulin Rogue! didn’t win over everybody — Luhrmann’s glitzy, dazzling style has been quite divisive over the years. But the film caught the attention of Oscars voters — it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including wins for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Beyond the technical categories, the film earned Kidman her first Oscar nomination, and with a Best Picture nomination, »

- Emily Rome

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