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4 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in June 2017, Including ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ and ‘Personal Shopper’ — IndieWire on Demand

4 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in June 2017, Including ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ and ‘Personal Shopper’ — IndieWire on Demand
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies on Demand. Catch up on the latest films On Demand here.]

It’s another month of new quality films available on Movies on Demand, including some of the top international titles of the past year. Check out four of our favorite films from the upcoming month below, as well as the full list of great movies available throughout June.

1) “I, Daniel Blake” (Available June 2)

Last year’s surprise Palme D’or winner is a quiet look at life in working-class Britain. Directed by Ken Loach (“The Wind That Shakes the Barley”), the film also features a breakout performance from Hayley Squires.

2) “John Wick: Chapter 2” (Available June 13)

Keanu Reeves’ instant-classic hero is back for more revenge and more adorable pups. An international pursuit with global contract killers sets the stage for another addition to action film’s most exciting budding franchise. (Did we mention the dogs?)

3) “Personal Shopper” (Available June 27)

Olivier Assayas’ latest film is a ghost story unlike any other.
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Movie Review: The director of Hotel Rwanda plows through the Armenian genocide in The Promise

Among the many virtues of James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z is its sense of proportion, which turns a decades-spanning historical epic into a pas de deux between vision and madness. Unfortunately, most recent historical epics have been more on the order of Terry George’s The Promise: messes of soap and cheese. Here at last is a film that tackles the Armenian genocide by way of a flimsy love triangle and an international cast (it really captures the diversity of the Armenian people), straining so hard to show its good intentions that it doesn’t bother to be directed. What does a movie that can’t even mount a competent horse chase—despite repeated attempts—have to say about the murder of 1.5 million people? At least George can rest easy knowing that his film is less bungled than Bitter Harvest, the February release that turned ...
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‘T2 Trainspotting’ Triumphs At the Box Office, While Terrence Malick Lags

‘T2 Trainspotting’ Triumphs At the Box Office, While Terrence Malick Lags
The rare specialty sequel led the weekend with Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting,” 21 years after the original’s breakout success. The TriStar release had the best initial numbers since the late-year awards contenders, but other debuts showed results that seemed underwhelming next to their pedigree.

This time last year, we saw the release of crossover successes “Eye in the Sky” and “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” but 2017 lacks the same heft. Last week’s breakout, “A Very Sordid Wedding” (The Film Collective) continued at its sole Palm Springs location but didn’t report results, suggesting the $40,000 start had a strong component of premiere hoopla and higher event pricing.

Opening

T2 Trainspotting (Sony) – Metacritic: 64; Festivals include: Berlin 2017

$180,000 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $36,000

Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel scored the best New York/Los Angeles limited opening this year; among conventional specialized releases, it’s only the second to earn
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‘Personal Shopper’ Tops New Openers, and ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ Shines

One year ago, the post-Oscar specialized rebound began with the release of “Eye in the Sky” and “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” Each opened with per-theater averages over $20,000; then, with support from older audiences all across the country, made $19 million and $14 million, respectively.

This year it’s “Personal Shopper,” with the French film starring Kristen Stewart showing unexpected interest. “Raw” (Focus) and “A Sense of the Ending” (Lionsgate) also managed PTAs over $10,000, indicating some chance for future success.

Ahead of any other new release in PTA was a single theater, premiere-event boosted initial date for “A Very Sordid Wedding” in Palm Springs. This week also saw the very limited opening of “Burning Sands,” the second film in the Sundance 2017 U.S. dramatic competition to find its home on Netflix. As usual, no gross for this, which is sort of beside the point.

Opening

Personal Shopper (IFC) – Metacritic: 77; Festivals include: Cannes,
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Box Office: Wolverine slays while Get Out stays...

I dont know where this photo is from but I love itDespite the R rating, or perhaps because of it, Logan opened much stronger than its 2013 predecessor The Wolverine (which eventually racked up $414 million globally). Logan will easily become the highest grossing Wolverine film by the end of its run thanks to what will surely be strong word of mouth... something this particular solo franchise has never experienced.

In other box office news: Jordan Peele's hot button horror film Get Out held spectacularly well, dropping only 21%; Best Foreign Language Film winner The Salesman expanded to over 100 theaters; and most importantly Best Picture winner Moonlight returned to wide release in theaters even as it was just released on DVD / BluRay adding another $2.5 million to its gross. This weekend it became A24's second biggest hit in the Us by passing The Witch (still their biggest hit globally though). Moonlight will
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Will Get Out Scare Lego Batman Away from the Box Office?

Will Get Out Scare Lego Batman Away from the Box Office?
Warner Bros.' animated spin-off The Lego Batman Movie has had no trouble taking down a other high-profile competitors in its first two weeks in theaters, beating Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick Chapter 2 in its opening weekend, while handily defeating The Great Wall, Fist Fight and A Cure For Wellness last weekend. This Friday, it may face its greatest challenge yet, with the critically-acclaimed thriller Get Out debuting alongside the action film Collide and the animated family comedy Rock Dog. We're predicting that Get Out will just barely win over The Lego Batman Movie, with the thriller opening to the tune of $23.4 million, as The Lego Batman Movie drops to second place with $19.8 million.

None of this weekend's new releases will have anywhere near the type of wide release of The Lego Batman Movie, which is currently playing in 4,088 theaters. Box Office Mojo reports that Get Out will open in an estimated 2,700 theaters,
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Lego Batman Wins Weekend #2 at the Box Office with $34.2M

Lego Batman Wins Weekend #2 at the Box Office with $34.2M
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Warner Bros.' animated spin-off Lego Batman Movie faced three newcomers in its second weekend at the box office. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. As expected, The Lego Batman Movie retained its spot atop the box office with a better than expected $34.2 million

While there are certainly many factors that lead to The Lego Batman Movie staying on top of the box office, one of these factors is that it is still playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, which, according to Box Office Mojo, remained unchanged this weekend. reporting
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Can The Great Wall Overtake Lego Batman at the Box Office?

Can The Great Wall Overtake Lego Batman at the Box Office?
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Lego Batman Movie has its sights set on three more newcomers hitting theaters this weekend, to retain its box office crown. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. We're predicting that, at least for this weekend, The Lego Batman Movie finds a way to stay on top at the box office, with a projected $29.6 million.

One reason that The Lego Batman Movie will likely stay on top is because it will still be playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, a number that will likely remain unchanged this Friday, with Box Office
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Berlinale 2017 Reveals First Premieres Including Films From Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman & More

After Sundance Film Festival concludes in late January, the next big cinematic event on the globe is the Berlin International Film Festival. With Paul Verhoeven serving as jury president for the 67th edition of the festival, they’ve now announced their first line-up of titles, including Aki Kaurismäki‘s The Other Side of Hope (pictured above), Oren Moverman‘s Richard Gere-led The Dinner, Sally Potter‘s The Party (pictured below), and Agnieszka Holland‘s Spoor, as well as a restoration of a Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV show.

Check out the first titles below, and return for our coverage from the festival.

Competition

A teströl és a lélekröl (On Body and Soul)

Hungary

By Ildiko Enyedi (My 20th Century, Simon the Magician)

With Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider

World premiere

Ana, mon amour

Romania/Germany/France

By Călin Peter Netzer (Child‘s Pose, Maria)

With Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti,
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First films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 announced

In February of 2017, the 67th Berlin International Film Festival kicks off in Germany, and once again Thn will be there to bring you all of the latest news and reviews from the Potzdamer-Platz in the heart of the city.

The first films that will compete in-competition at next year’s festival have been announced, and it looks like we’ll get to see new work from the likes of Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Andres Veiel, and Sally Potter.

Films Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Lebanon, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, and the USA are amongst the first 14 with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Here’s the initial list in full.

Competition

A teströl és a lélekröl (On Body and Soul)

Hungary

By Ildiko Enyedi (My 20th Century, Simon the Magician)

With Géza Morcsányi,
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Kaurismäki, Potter, Trueba among Berlin first wave

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Kaurismäki, Potter, Trueba among Berlin first wave
Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Sally Potter among competition lineup.

The first 14 films have been announced for the Competition and Berlinale Special sections of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Among directors with movies in competition are Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Andres Veiel, Sebastián Lelio and Sally Potter.

Moverman’s (The Messenger) mystery-drama The Dinner stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny.

Fernando Trueba’s comedy-drama The Queen of Spain, starring Penelope Cruz, will get its international premiere in the Berlinale Special strand.

More to follow…

Competition

A teströl és a lélekröl (On Body and Soul) (Hungary)

By Ildiko Enyedi (My 20th Century, Simon the Magician)

With Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider

World premiere

Ana, mon amour (Romania / Germany / France)

By Călin Peter Netzer (Child‘s Pose, Maria)

With Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Carmen Tănase, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov

World premiere

Beuys - Documentary (Germany)

By Andres Veiel ([link
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Berlin Film Festival Reveals First Competition Section Films

Berlin Film Festival Reveals First Competition Section Films
Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner,” starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall, and Sally Potter’s “The Party,” starring Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, are among the first films selected for the competition section of the Berlin Film Festival, which runs Feb. 9-19. All are world premieres.

Also selected are Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope,” Agnieszka Holland’s “Spoor,” Andres Veiel’s “Beuys,” Ildikó Enyedi’s “On Body and Soul,” Calin Peter Netzer’s “Ana, mon amour,” Teresa Villaverde’s “Colo,” Alain Gomis’ “Felicite,” and Sebastian Lelio’s “Una Mujer Fantastica.”

The festival also revealed four of the films that will play in its Berlinale Special section: Fernando Trueba’s “The Queen of Spain,” Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx,” Fernando Perez’s “Last Days in Havana,” and the world premiere of a restored
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Watch: First Trailer for Historical War Drama 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'

"You have your mission, Doctor, and I have mine." Paladin has debuted a trailer for the film The Ottoman Lieutenant, another historical war drama, this one directed by Joseph Ruben. Set during the first World War (or "The Great War"), the film is about a woman who ends up in a love triangle between an American doctor and a dashing lieutenant for the Ottoman Imperial Army. Josh Hartnett stars as the American, Michiel Huisman as the lieutenant, and Hera Hilmar as the woman who comes between them. The cast includes Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett, Jessica Turner and Peter Hosking. For whatever reason this reminds me of Bitter Harvest, and sadly both films look quite mediocre. Here's the first official trailer for Joseph Ruben's The Ottoman Lieutenant, originally from Yahoo: A beautiful, strong-willed woman (Hera Hilmar), who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Land of the Gods’ (Dev Bhoomi)

Toronto Film Review: ‘Land of the Gods’ (Dev Bhoomi)
The Himalayas provide a spectacular backdrop, but the human drama in the foreground is a bit flat in “Land of the Gods.” Goran Paskaljevic’s first non-Serbian-focused film, since the Irish “How Harry Became a Tree” 15 years ago, is a collaboration with star/co-writer Victor Banerjee set in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand (until recently known as Uttaranchal). The magnificent locations add to the movie’s intriguing, meditative atmosphere. Yet this tale of a prodigal son’s return after four decades’ exile ekes out its modest narrative mysteries in awfully slow-moving fashion, en route to a resolution that is not particularly surprising or powerful.

Having paid a talkative cabbie to drive him far into the mountains, Rahul (Banerjee) abandons his ride seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Though he’s carrying only an overnight bag, he has no apparent intention of returning to civilization — after crossing a pedestrian bridge over a gorge,
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Sony Pictures Classics Adds to Pedro Almodóvar Library, Shudder Buys ‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Sony Pictures Classics Adds to Pedro Almodóvar Library, Shudder Buys ‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Sony Pictures Classics have announced they have acquired the rest of Pedro Almodóvar’s full library of films, including “Pepi, Luci, Bom”; “Labyrinth of Passion”; “Dark Habits”; “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”; “High Heels” and “Kika.” Spc will release his latest, “Julieta,” in theaters on December 21.

Based on short stories by Nobel laureate Alice Munro, “Julieta” is “about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed. The cast includes Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez and Rossy de Palma. It
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The 100 Season 3 Hits DVD & Blu-ray on July 19

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Burbank, CA (May 9, 2016) – For the 100 on Earth, they have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival there are no heroes and there are no villains – there is only the living and the dead. Join stars Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick while they fight for the human race as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) releases the thrilling The 100: The Complete Third Season on DVD on July 19, 2016. One of the top shows on The CW is based on the bestselling young adult book The 100, by Kass Morgan, and has a built-in audience that is excited to see these characters come to life. The 100: The Complete Third Season will feature all 16 episodes and is available to own on July 19, 2016 for $39.99 Srp.

Due to overwhelming fan demand, The 100: The Complete Third Season also arrives July 19, 2016 on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive. The Blu-rayTM release of The 100:
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The 100 season 3: thoughts on its latest shocking twist

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We look at the complicated fan response to recent events on The 100 season 3. Major spoilers ahead...

Warning: contains spoilers for The 100 season 3 episode 7, Bitter Harvest, Arrow season 4 and Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 6.

When a show, any show, decides to kill off a fan-favourite character, there’s going to be some backlash. The fact that a few days ago The 100 chose to kill off Lexa, one half of the show’s same-sex love story, ensured that backlash would be even worse. Lexa is dead, and the cause of her death was, rather than as part of an epic battle or something heroic, a stray bullet meant for Clarke.

So people are angry, and, whether it should be able to or not, that anger could theoretically determine the future of The 100. This is a show that has built itself on the passion of fans and the power of word-of-mouth,
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Best 'The 100' Quotes from 'Bitter Harvest'

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Best 'The 100' Quotes from 'Bitter Harvest'
Lexa's pledge of "blood must not have blood" becomes a factor at play on The 100 Season 3 Episode 6, "Bitter Harvest." Clarke must decide Emerson's fate. Will he die at her hand? Or will she let him live. Meanwhile in Arkadia, Pike's disregard for the Grounders continues when his team goes after the local Trikru's land.

Check out the best lines and exchanges from "Bitter Harvest."
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'The 100' Recap: Will Clarke Kill Emerson?

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'The 100' Recap: Will Clarke Kill Emerson?
The 100's "Bitter Harvest" is crazy. Emerson shows up in Clarke's life again, and it's up to her to decide how he's punished for his crimes. Pike, meanwhile, continues with his Donald Trumpish plans, but Octavia and Kane try to undermine him. To top it all off, we learn even more of these City of Light chips. And they're not good. But that's not too surprising, is it?
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The 100: Kane and Miller Work Together Against Pike and Bellamy

It looks like Kane’s actions against Pike in last week’s episode of The 100 were only the beginning. In this sneak peek from tomorrow night’s all-new hour, titled “Bitter Harvest,” the former chancellor teams up with Miller in attempt to undermine Pike and Bellamy. In the clip below, Kane and Miller break into what appears to be Pike’s office. It’s clear that the two of them are both united against the new chancellor and what he’s doing to the Grounders, but that doesn’t stop Kane from reprimanding Miller after he attempts to make light of the serious situation in which they find

The 100: Kane and Miller Work Together Against Pike and Bellamy
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