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The Weekend Warrior 9/23/16: The Magnificent Seven, Storks

21 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

This Past Weekend:

 Yikes. What a terrible weekend we just had, not only for the new movies released but also for the Weekend Warrior’s predictions. Clint Eastwood and Tom HanksSully won its second weekend in a row with just under $22 million, but as far as the new movies, neither Lionsgate’s Blair Witch nor Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby did very well, putting the last nail in the coffin (hopefully) for sequels/remakes trying to play upon nostalgia that just isn’t there. (Good luck to the Rings movie opening next month!) Blair Witch ended up with $9.6 million to take second place and both Bridget Jones’s Baby and Oliver Stone’s Snowden ended up with around $8 million, so »

- Edward Douglas

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‘The Jungle Book’ Notches Second Week Atop Disc Charts

14 September 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Studios’ “The Jungle Book,” a live-action/CGI remake of Disney’s 1967 animated classic with a worldwide gross of nearly $965 million, topped the national home video sales charts for the second consecutive week.

But the film received a strong challenge by a new release, Lionsgate’s “Now You See Me 2,” which bowed at No. 2 on the two Npd VideoScan sales charts for the week ended Sept. 11, one reflecting total disc sales and the other exclusively Blu-ray Disc.

The action adventure sequel, with U.S. theatrical earnings of more than $65 million (to more than $117 million for the 2013 original), sold 93% as many copies its first week in stores as “The Jungle Book” did in its second week of availability, Npd VideoScan Numbers show.

The film generated 51% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray disc, Npd VideoScan data shows, compared to 54% for “The Jungle Book.”

Another new release, Sony Pictures’ “Money Monster, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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The Must-See Movie That Had Everyone Sobbing at the Toronto Film Festival

13 September 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It doesn't take a lot for a movie to make people cry, but when a PG-13 fantasy film about a boy and a tree monster turns a theater of film critics into sniffling, weeping messes, well, that's saying something. A Monster Calls premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, treating audiences to an early peek at one of the most beautifully heartbreaking films of the year. The film was written by Patrick Ness, who also penned the novel of the same name, and directed by J.A. Bayona, who is best known for The Impossible. Newcomer Lewis MacDougall leads the film as Connor, a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with more than his fair share of issues both at home, where his mother (Felicity Jones) is dying of cancer, and at school, where he is being constantly bullied for being different. One night Connor is visited by a monster (voiced by »

- Becky Kirsch

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Toronto Film Review: ‘A Monster Calls’

11 September 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a year full of fantastic creatures and imaginary friends — in which orphan Pete adopted his own dragon and lonely Sophie found a Big Friendly Giant to keep her company — 12-year-old Conor O’Malley, the young hero of “A Monster Calls,” may as well have drawn the short end of the stick: His CG buddy is a tree.

While his mother (Felicity Jones) battles cancer and his dad (Toby Kebbell) gets ready to move across the ocean to America, the poor British kid (a lonely little-boy-lost played by relative newcomer Lewis MacDougall) is beset by problems too big to confront alone. His torment awakens the ancient yew tree (magnificently voiced by Liam Neeson) just beyond his bedroom window. When the tree unexpectedly uproots itself and stomps on enormous gnarled-root legs over to Conor’s house, it’s meant to be quite an intimidating encounter, but the boy isn’t scared »

- Peter Debruge

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Review: The Iron Giant

9 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It used to be, movies surprised us when we took our seats. We didn’t have so many sources for news and trailers a decade or so back. On Tuesdays, Warner Bros screened new films after hours and one night, the DC Comics crew filed in to see an animated feature called The Iron Giant. We didn’t know much about it or Brad Bird, the man behind it.

We were utterly charmed. None of us knew Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man book it was based on but found the 1950s setting perfect, and the old style animation well-done. Best, it had heart and soul and humor and a robot who wants to be Superman. What’s not to love?

Warner moved the release date so late in the process that tie-ins missed the opening and the marketing wasn’t what it should have been. As a result, this modern day classic withered and vanished. »

- Robert Greenberger

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Off The Shelf – Episode 102 – New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of September 6th, 2016

7 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of August 30th, 2016 and September 6th.

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Episode Notes & Links News Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Star Trek: The original Series – The Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray The Skull Blu-ray Olive Films Announce November Titles The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection Blu-ray: The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Game of Death 50% Off Arrow DVDs & Blu-rays | Barnes & Noble Amazon.com: Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray + DVD): Various: Movies & TV American Buffalo (1996) Going Out Of Print September 12th!! – Screen Archives Entertainment Links to Amazon

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Arrow: Season 4 Barbarosa Chimes at Midnight Destiny The Immortal Story The Jungle Book The Night Manager Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season 2 Disco Godfather Evils of the Night Eyewitness Hangmen Also Die! People of the Mountains Sid And Nancy »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The Iron Giant,’ ‘Love & Friendship,’ ‘A Bigger Splash,’ and More

6 September 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds. Based on the 1969 French drama La piscine (The Swimming Pool »

- The Film Stage

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Giveaway: Win The Iron Giant Signature Edition Blu-ray (3 Winners)

31 August 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Brad Bird's timeless The Iron Giant featuring the voice talent of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick, Jr. is finally making its Blu-ray debut this month over a decade after the high definition format debuted. The official release date is September 6th for this newly remastered classic and also marks the debut of a new Signature Edition cut on Blu-ray and DVD.

Warner Bros. has offered us three copies of The Iron Giant Signature Edition Blu-ray that we will award to three winners of this contest. Take your shot at winning one of them by filling out and submitting the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Winner of nine Annie Awards, »

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Director Brad Bird Gives Brief Update On The Incredibles 2

30 August 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While doing the promo rounds for he Blu-ray release of his first movie, The Iron Giant, EW got a chance to speak to director Brad Bird about the status of The Incredibles 2. It's been 12 years since Bird has revisited everyone’s favorite super family, and Pixar, of course is keeping story details tightly under wraps. Bird managed to briefly say something about the project.

Bird isn’t ready to reveal any plot or character details:

"I don’t like unwrapping presents before Christmas. It’s very actively moving, and we’re excited about it. [We’re] trying to take it in some new directions"

Bird added:

“Hopefully it’s the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction. I mean, that’s the trick with a sequel. It’s repeating yourself, without repeating yourself.”

The Incredibles 2 scheduled to hit theaters on June 21, 2019. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Recommended Discs & Deals: Orson Welles, ‘Destiny,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ and More

30 August 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story (Orson Welles)

The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff—the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal—here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace. »

- The Film Stage

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‘Ice Guardians’ Exclusive Trailer: Sports Doc Explores The History of The Enforcer In The NHL

25 August 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many sports documentaries focus on the inspirational story of an individual or a team overcoming great odds to achieve greatness, but few examine one particular position on a team, especially one so misunderstood and controversial. The new documentary “Ice Guardians” journeys into the lives of those who perform undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League today: The enforcer, an unofficial role whose job it is to deter and respond to violent play by the opposition.

Read More: Review: Gripping And Historic Hockey Documentary ‘Red Army

Few understand this position and even fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming one. Born out of self policing an inherently violent game, the role now faces the scrutiny of national newspapers, blogs, and TV news casts. Due to its violent nature, it has drawn opinions from both fans and critics alike. But what led to its spectacular rise? What purpose does it really serve? »

- Vikram Murthi

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The Nice Guys,’ ‘Sunset Song,’ ‘Woman in the Dunes,’ and More

23 August 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Nice Guys (Shane Black)

It’s been over 40 years since Chinatown, and roughly the same amount of time separates the events of that film from those of The Nice Guys, another tale of a private detective in Los Angeles taking on an initially simple case which leads him to a vast, environmentally centered criminal conspiracy. The Nice Guys even carries on Chinatown’s heartbeat of individual helplessness when confronted with the casual body disposal of profit-hungry industrialists. »

- The Film Stage

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Interview: Director Travis Knight Strums ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

17 August 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the great benefits of the new Golden Age of Animation has been the emergence of other studios…like Laika Entertainment, which has released “Coraline,” “ParaNorman” and “The Boxtrolls,” all nominated for Oscars. Travis Knight directs their latest stop-motion style animated film, “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

“Kubo” is rooted in Japanese samurai myth, but is a wholly new story. A baby loses an eye in a great battle, but his mother manages to save him. In exile, the two live near the ocean, and the baby grows to the boy Kubo, who supports his mother by going into the village with a magical string instrument. With it, he is able to conjure stories that use the style and look of paper folding origami. His magic is drawing attention, from both good and evil sorcery. Kubo ends up in a journey with a Monkey (voiced by Charlize Theron »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Pete’s Dragon review – endearing boy-meets-monster tale

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

This remake of the 1977 Disney film offers a strong family entertainment

This Disney remake shares a title with the 1977 family adventure, however the story departs from that of the original. In this incarnation, which has shades of the boy/monster bonds of Et and The Iron Giant, Pete (Oakes Fegley) was orphaned as a five-year-old in a car crash and rescued from hungry wolves by an amiable, fluffy green dragon. Pete names him Elliot, and they live together undisturbed for five years. Then the lumber industry starts to encroach on their world and the friends experience the best and the worst of the local community. Although the pathos is ladled on a little over-generously, the handsome photography, the first-rate performances – Fegley has a lovely, unaffected freshness unusual in a child actor – and an endearing overgrown puppy of a dragon make this a strong alternative to animation for family audiences.

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- Wendy Ide

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Trailer for Doc 'The Giant's Dream' on the Making of 'The Iron Giant'

9 August 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Warner Bros is going all-out with the release of the Signature Edition of The Iron Giant on Blu-ray this fall. One of the Special Features included is this documentary - called The Giant's Dream, a comprehensive look at the Making of Brad Bird's animated classic The Iron Giant, which first hit theaters in 1999. This is directed by Anthony Giacchino, brother of composer Michael Giacchino, who has been making docs for years. It seems like much more than some 20 minute extra, diving deep into the production and process of creating this beloved animated film. They have tons of behind-the-scenes footage of Brad Bird riling up everyone trying to pull off something unique. But it ends on such an ominous note - "what could go wrong?" Here's the first teaser trailer for Anthony Giacchino's doc The Giant's Dream, on Vimeo (via SlashFilm): The Giant's Dream - An all new »

- Alex Billington

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The Giant’s Dream Teaser Trailer: The Making Of Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’

9 August 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. […]

The post The Giant’s Dream Teaser Trailer: The Making Of Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Richard Linklater and Louis Black: The Filmmaker and SXSW Founder On the Future of Film and ‘Dream Is Destiny’

3 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anyone vaguely familiar with American independent film knows about Richard Linklater. “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” the sweeping “Before” trilogy and “Boyhood” are only a few of the venerated titles in the ever-innovative director’s roster. This year’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” was just the latest example of Linklater’s ability to take fun, goofy scenarios and transform them into something poignant. All the while, the filmmaker has remained in Austin, where he has built his own community of movie lovers through the Austin Film Society, the organization he founded in 1985. Linklater’s career has enough chapters to fill a film of its own, which is what co-directors Louis Black and Karen Bernstein do in “Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny,” an overview of Linklater’s story that opens in theaters and on VOD this week.

Notably, the filmmakers behind “Dream is Destiny” are a part of the story that they capture. »

- Eric Kohn

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The Lobster,’ ‘High-Rise,’ ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ and More

2 August 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci)

Most writing on Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci‘s April and the Extraordinary World speaks as though they’ve adapted one of revered Frenchman Jacques Tardi‘s graphic novels. This isn’t quite the case. What they’ve actually done is bring his unique “universe” to life with help from previous collaborator Benjamin Legrand (writer of Tardi’s Tueur de cafards) instead. Legrand and Ekinci crafted this alternate »

- The Film Stage

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The New World,’ ‘Sing Street,’ African-American Cinema and More

26 July 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The New World (Terrence Malick)

Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who has always valued photogenic artistry over narrative thrust, content to let his stories and characters wash over the audience like a crashing wave. There are few directors who indulge in such visual splendor, his creative aphorism seemingly being beauty for the sake of beauty. For Lubezki’s first collaboration with the director, The New World, it was also an opportunity for him to shoot (at least partially) on 65mm. »

- The Film Stage

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Brad Bird On Why “Video Games Are A Bad influence For Storytelling”

22 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) came to San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 for a preview of The Giant’s Dream: The Making Of The Iron Giant, which will be included on the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film this fall. The documentary by Anthony Giacchino is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process, a […]

The post Brad Bird On Why “Video Games Are A Bad influence For Storytelling” appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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