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Lila Cazès Dies: Produced ‘Leaving Las Vegas’

Lila Cazès Dies: Produced ‘Leaving Las Vegas’
Lila Cazes, producer of Mike Figgis' Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas, has died in Buenos Aires following a brief illness, it was announced today by her family. A native of Argentina, Cazès settled in Paris with her husband Jean Cazès and in 1987 co-founded production and distribution company Initial Groupe. The company produced such features as Phillipe Galland’s 1991 La Thune from a script by Catherine Breillat; Alexandre Rockwell’s Somebody To Love, written by Sergei…
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Nicolas Cage Has ‘A Score to Settle’ and It’ll Be Brutal

Nicolas Cage Has ‘A Score to Settle’ and It’ll Be Brutal
Highland Film Group announced today that Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider, Leaving Las Vegas, Wicker Man, National Treasure franchise) has signed on to play the lead in A Score to Settle from director Shawn Ku. The project is an action thriller that takes the audience on a psychological journey from imprisonment through redemption. A Score to Settle begins […]
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‘Death Wish’ Trailer

(Aton) The trailer for the ‘Death Wish‘ remake has finally landed. The Eli Roth-directed vehicle stars Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey, a Chicago surgeon who goes out for revenge when his wife, (Elizabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) are attacked in a vicious home invasion.

The original ‘Death Wish‘, which stared Charles Bronson and spawned four sequels, is considered to be a classic among revenge flicks, if not cult status at the least. The remake was written by Joe Carnahan, and will mark Roth’s first venture into the action/revenge genre. Carnahan was originally set to direct, but after creative differences Roth stepped in to helm the picture.

The film also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Jack Kesy, Dean Norris, and Mike Epps. Here’s the first full trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis for the remake:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish.
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Bruce Willis Brings Violent Vengeance in Official Trailer for Eli Roth’s Death Wish Reimagining

For many film fans, the name Paul Kersey is synonymous with Charles Bronson, but Bruce Willis is breathing new life into the role in Eli Roth's reimagining of Death Wish, which is teased in a new trailer packed with bullet-riddled vengeance and plenty of AC/DC.

MGM will release the new Death Wish film in theaters on November 22nd. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official trailer and poster below. Are you looking forward to a new take on Death Wish?

"Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth's reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER - until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes,
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Bruce Willis Stars In MGM’s First Trailer For Eli Roth’s Death Wish

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have released the first trailer for director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish.

The original film starred Charles Bronson and it became his most famous role when he was age 52. He played Paul Kersey, a successful New York architect who turns into a crime-fighting vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. This successful movie spawned various sequels over the next two decades, all starring Bronson. (Trailer)

Updated from the original novel by Brian Garfield, director Eli Roth and screenwriter Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey, Narc) bring the latest version:

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge,
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Bruce Willis Has a ‘Death Wish’ in First Trailer for Eli Roth’s Remake

After reveling in the horror genre for virtually all of his directorial career, Eli Roth is switching gears slightly with his next project as he heads into action-thriller territory with a remake of 1974’s Death Wish. Scripted by Joe Carnahan and starring Bruce Willis, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a November release.

“We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic,” Roth told Yahoo! Movies. “I wanted to bring Bruce back to that Fifth Element, Unbreakable, Die Hard glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it. I mean I really think this can be his Taken. The fun is watching him go crazy and watching someone slowly move the moral goal post.”

Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris,
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Nicolas Cage Slammed by Human Rights Group Over Kazakhstan Visit

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Nicolas Cage Slammed by Human Rights Group Over Kazakhstan Visit
The photo of Nicolas Cage posing with Kazakhstan First Lady Sara Nazarbayeva that emerged this week might have amused many social-media users, but the Human Rights Foundation isn’t laughing. Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen issued a statement tearing into the actor Wednesday, accusing the “Leaving Las Vegas” star of boosting a dictatorship’s image. According to the Foundation, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev “has systematically oppressed the civil liberties of Kazakh citizens.” The foundation cited a 2011 massacre of dozens of peaceful protesters, and a government crack-down on independent news outlets, including the arrests of editors and reporters on “overbroad and vague.
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Inconceivable Starring Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 29th

Academy Award winners Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway star in the nail-biting thriller Inconceivable, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD August 29 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Deception hits home when the nail-biting thriller Inconceivable arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD August 29 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Academy Award® winners Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) and Faye Dunaway (Best Actress, Network, 1977) star alongside Gina Gershon as a family that takes a young woman and her daughter into their home only to find that she may not be who she seems. From the producers of Heist, Lone Survivor, and 2 Guns, the Inconceivable Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

A family befriends a struggling single mother and invites her into their home to be their nanny,
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Stormy Monday Starring Melanie Griffith Available on Blu-ray July 18th From Arrow Video

Stormy Monday starring Melanie Griffith will be available on Blu-ray July 18th From Arrow Video

In 1988, Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas) made his feature directorial debut with Stormy Monday, a taut, noir-influenced gangster movie that drew on his key formative influences, including his youth in the Newcastle of the late ’50s and early ’60s, and the city’s vibrant jazz scene.

Sean Bean (Ronin) plays Brendan, a young loafer taken under the wing of jazz club owner Finney (Sting, Quadrophenia), who’s under pressure from American mobster Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive) to sell up in exchange for a cut of a local land development deal. Brendan just wants to earn an honest crust, but his burgeoning relationship with Cosmo’s ex-lover Kate (Melanie Griffith, Body Double) threatens to drag him into the middle of the impending showdown…

A romantic crime thriller with genuine heart, Stormy Monday features striking,
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: alcohol, depression and film

Robb Sheppard Jul 7, 2017

Robb takes us through the impact that alcohol had on his life,

Once again, for this week's Geeks Vs Loneliness, we're eschewing our usual introduction, that you can find on the 100+ other posts in this series (some links can be found further down the page). Instead, we're handing over to Robb, who asked us if he could write a piece entitled 'alchohol, depression and movies: the trilogy of my 20s'). With a fair smattering of film quotes - just in case the context isn't clear - here it is. Huge thanks to you, Robb...

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It’s 5pm and to the untrained eye, I’m itching. Jonesing. Crawling up the walls.

My life is fantastic. I hate my job, obvs, but I
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Detour review

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Author: Hannah Woodhead

The latest in the proud American tradition of road trip movies, Detour sees Tye Sheridan’s despondent Californian teen Harper bullied into a misguided mission to Las Vegas by the nefarious Johnny (Emory Cohen) and his wide-eyed accomplice Cherry (Bel Powley). Harper suspects his stepfather (Stephan Moyer) has had a hand in the accident that’s left his mother in a coma, and in a drunken moment of madness, hires Johnny to kill him. It’s a fairly formulaic plot that at first could be mistaken for Fargo in the desert – and although it lacks the nuance and brilliant dialogue found in the Coen Brother’s classic film, in Detour, director and writer Christopher Smith works hard way to breathe new life into a road oft-travelled, but there always feels like something’s off.

Combining the sluggish feel of the vast Californian highway with a sense of impending dread,
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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why picked up for second season

Author: Scott Davis

Rejoice Netflix fans! Your latest binge-watch has been renewed and is coming back for a second season – yes, 13 Reasons Why, the huge new original series from the subscription service has been picked up for another go-round and we join you in being very, very excited!

If you have been living under a rock for the past few months, 13 Reasons Why is the adaptation of the book by Jay Asher, which was first released in 2007. The show runs for 13 episodes in season one and will do similar in season two which will pick up almost immediately after the events of those episodes and the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death as the characters learn to recover from the tragedy.

Critics have raved about the show – The Hollywood Reporter called it “a honorably mature piece of young-adult adaptation” while Entertainment Weekly said it was “a frank, authentically affecting portrait
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What is James Franco Reading?

A extensive look at all those movies James Franco directed.

James Franco has done a lot of things, we’ve heard. Following a successful turn on Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks and a well-received starring spot on a TNT biopic on James Dean, he turned immediately to a litany of pursuits: from playwriting and English degrees to painting and directing no less than ten feature-lengths. The latter project interested me. Were they any good? In Franco’s Rolling Stone profile last year, Jonah Weiner ran around a thesaurus of words like “dizzying,” “indefatigable“ and, wait for it, “multihyphenate” to describe his subject but none of those words mean very much. Paul Klee painted over a thousand paintings in the penultimate last year of his life. So could I. So what?

“What did we do to deserve James Franco?,” asked Rex Reed in a slightly different era. Back then, even the The Guardian agreed with Jared Kushner
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Arsenal Bu-ray – Stars John Cusack and Nicolas Cage

A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001).

Now, you can own the Arsenal Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring John Cusack? (mine is The Grifters!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.
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Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s Battle of the Sexes to be released in September

Fox has set a release date for the Emma Stone and Steve Carell-led biopic Battle of the Sexes, which will open on September 22, 2017.

The film will see Stone as tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares for her intergender match against ex-champion Bobby Riggs. The 1973 match began a discussion on gender equality and became a big moment for the feminist movement.

 

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.
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28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film

28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.

Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run

Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.

Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria

Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could
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Hollywood and Las Vegas: The Perfect Movie Relationship

There’s not many places on Earth more bright, glitzy and glamorous than Las Vegas. With its famous shows, many casinos and constant parties, it’s no surprise that the city in the desert is popular with Hollywood and the film industry. Situated just 263 miles east of Los Angeles and the film community, Vegas has attracted the attention of movie producers for decades.

Founded in 1905, not too long after the birth of the movie industry itself, the City Of Las Vegas first appeared in a motion picture in 1952. The film was The Las Vegas Story, a Howard Hughes production starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature that was a suspenseful thriller involving murder and intrigue. It was quickly followed by the likes of Crashing Las Vegas and Meet Me In Las Vegas a few years later, but it was the arrival of the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11 which really united
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John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in Arsenal Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 28th

A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001). From the producers of Lone Survivor, the Arsenal Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Family loyalty is tested in this ferocious thriller about a successful businessman (Adrian Grenier) willing to do anything for his deadbeat brother (Johnathon Schaech) – including tracking down the vicious mobster (Nicolas Cage) holding him hostage.
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Casinos and their influence on the movies

Cinema is now over a hundred years old, the very first movie cameras being invented all of the way back in the 1890s. With the invention of this new tool and the decades since, film has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry and is constantly changing. One may say that today’s audiences are happier sat in front of a comic book or superhero movies, or being transported to a galaxy far, far away, but in fact there are many influences to the modern film, none more popular than the casino-themed motion picture.

Casinos have influenced film in many ways over the years, and can be traced way back to the very early days of cinema, but you have to look back at the year 1965 for one of the first proper casino movies to hit cinema screens. That film was The Cincinnati Kid, a picture that saw Hollywood hot property
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Win a Lionsgate action bundle with ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’

To celebrate the release of new Nicolas Cage war drama USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, we have a fantastic Lionsgate action bundle up for grabs featuring The Mechanic Boxset, Criminal, Sicario & Stolen

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock) stars in this wartime action drama directed by Mario Van Peebles. After delivering one of the atomic bombs that would eventually end World War II, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Left with no option but to abandon ship, Captain Charles McWay (Cage) and hundreds of his crew are left stranded in shark-infested waters…

USS Indianapolis also stars Golden Globe® nominees Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea) and is directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City).

To be in with a chance of the Lionsgate action bundle on DVD, all that you have to do is follow
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