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One of the finest reinventions of the action/thriller time-travel genre this year is definitely Edge Of Tomorrow and if you missed it at the cinema then have no fear, as we’ve got all the details of the upcoming home entertainment release – as you want this in your collection!
Live. Die. Repeat. Edge Of Tomorrow Available On Blu-ray 3D™ Blu-ray™ & DVD Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Steelbook On 13th October 2014 Exploding Onto Digital HD On 29Th September Live, Die, Repeat when Edge Of Tomorrow arrives onto Digital HD on 29th September and Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D™ & Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Steelbook on 13th October, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Edge of Tomorrow stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller Edge Of Tomorrow was directed by Liman »
- Dan Bullock
Each week HeyUGuys will take a primary focus on the site. This could be a genre of movie, an aspect of the industry, a specific person or part of the movie making process we want to explore further. This week our focus is the divisive issue of film censorship. We began yesterday with a debate of the necessity of the BBFC, and today Beth Webb explains the censorial milestones we have passed. Tomorrow Cai Ross lists the scenes which caused the censors a headache and on Friday we’ll be looking forward to the future of film censorship.
Since 1912 the British Board of Film Censors has been standardising films for its audiences, sifting through the obscene, the violent and the suggestive to ensure that movies receive the classification seen fit. Today, as part of our Film Censorship week, take a look at some of the landmarks in both the British »
- Beth Webb
Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982 Shaw Brothers classic, for Justin Lin.The Fast And Furious director is currently in production on the latest instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, but will then turn his attentions to this 3D reinterpretation of the film that debuted the talents of a young Jet Li more than three decades ago. Produced by Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight Pictures, this Chinese co-production has already been tagged as a large scale tentpole release with...
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Nic Cage sports interesting hair and waves a sword in the trailer for his latest action opus, Outcast...
You could quite easily play Nic Cage Action Bingo with the trailer for his latest film, Outcast. Weird hairdo? Check. A pot-boiling plot with lots of blood and fire? Check. Cage getting to utter memorable lines in a slightly odd way as only he can? That's Nic Cage Action Bingo!
Outcasts sees Cage play an outlaw who joins Hayden Christensen in a fight against bad guys in medieval China. How did Cage and former the former Skywalker get to China in the first place? The trailer doesn't tell us. Instead, there's lots of swordplay and angry staring, like us when we get the electricity bill through the door.
We'll go out on a limb and predict that this won't be a Cage film in the vein of his acclaimed ones like Adaptation or Leaving Las Vegas. »
The trailer for Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen's upcoming fantasy action film Outcast has been released, and it actually looks good, which is something I haven't said about a Cage film in a very long time. On top of that, it seems like I haven't seen Christensen in a movie forever, so it's good to see that he found something to do. It doesn't look like the greatest movie in history, but it should provide some solid entertainment.
The film is set in 12th century China, and it follows a mysterious warrior who teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese emperor to defeat their cruel uncle, who wants them dead.
The movie was directed by stunt pro Nick Powell, who worked on films such as The Bourne Identity and Resident Evil: Retribution. There are a few really cool-looking shots in the trailer, and it looks »
- Joey Paur
Nicolas Cage is “The White Ghost” in Arclight Films’ Outcast, an English-language period action pic set in 12th century China that also stars Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom). The Chinese/Canadian/French co-production was shot on location in China under stunt pro-turned-director Nick Powell (The Bourne Identity, Resident Evil: Retribution) and Deadline has an exclusive first look at the trailer.
Cage and Christensen star as ex-Crusades warriors who team up to help the children of a deposed Chinese Emperor battle their murderous uncle. James Dormer (The Holding, Strike Back) penned the script. Producers are Jeremy Bolt, Yunnan Film Group’s Alan Zhang, Mediabiz International’s Karine Martin, 22H22’s Leonard Glowinski, Ying Ye, and Gary Hamilton, and Chris Milburn, George Mizen, and Tove Christensen. Mark Canton, Jean-Francois Doray, Mike Gabrawy, Mike Nilon and Andrew Mann are exec producers. Pic was co-produced and financed by Yunnan Film Group, »
- Jen Yamato
Jorge Dorado's brain-twisting horror-thriller Mindscape lands on UK DVD and Blu-ray this August 25 courtesy of Studiocanal, and to get you in the mood for some memory-scouring detective work, we have an exclusive clip for you to feast your eyes on.
Mark Strong, in his first leading role in a feature film, plays John, a mind detective paid to enter people’s memories and uncover the reality behind their alleged crimes. But what will he make of his new assignment, the brilliant but troubled teenager Anna (Taissa Farmiga)?
As John enters her mind and becomes more involved in her sometimes brutal memories, he must decide if she is indeed the victim of unspeakable trauma or a very clever and manipulative sociopath. Produced by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Unknown, Non-Stop), Mindscape is a suspenseful horror with a fantastic twist...
- Gareth Jones
Directed by Luc Besson.
When forced to partake in a drug-dealing operation across countries, student Lucy is harassed and beaten, only to have the drugs seep into her system. Chased by cops and gangsters, Lucy begins to use the deepest, darkest parts of the brain to escape and control the world around herself.
Lucy asserts itself from the start. Cells form and apes evolve, immediately confirming its ambitious intentions. Luc Besson, of The Fifth Element and Leon, boldly throws the titular character into a situation she, and we, barely understand. Scarlett Johansson has supported the Avengers, and notably, this year she was second-billing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Lucy becomes her first leading film as a sci-fi, action heroine, complementing her indie work with Spike Jonze in Her and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. »
- Simon Columb
Some things are just different in the UK. Cigarettes are called fags, apartments are called flats, and apparently Anna, as it is known here in the States, is called by its original title of Mindscape. Check out the new trailer from across the pond.
The flick will be coming to UK DVD 25th August.
Mark Strong, in his first leading role in a feature film, plays John, a mind detective paid to enter people’s memories and uncover the reality behind their alleged crimes.
But what will he make of his new assignment, the brilliant but troubled teenager Anna, played with effortless panache by one of America's best upcoming talents - "American Horror Story's" Taissa Farmiga? As John enters her mind and becomes more involved in her sometimes brutal memories, he must decide if she is indeed the victim of unspeakable trauma or a very clever and manipulative sociopath. »
- Steve Barton
According to the Blu-Ray box art for the movie, they’ve changed the title again to Live. Die. Repeat., with the Edge of Tomorrow title tucked away in the corner. This is either a brave design choice, or Warner Bros. attempting to distance the DVD and Blu-Ray release from the name Edge of Tomorrow which has, unfairly, been branded a failure.
Check out the box art below:
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. »
- Luke Owen
This weekend will see the release of The Expendables 3, the latest in a series featuring all your favorite action stars from the 80s and 90s in the same movie. This series is a one trick pony – all your favorite action stars from the past reuniting to relive their collective glory days – but it is a trick I’d happily watch for seven more films. I remember when the first film came out I told my dad I went to see it and loved it, and when he asked what it was I just named the cast. He remarked that that movie would sound cool if it was made in the 90s. I replied oblivious to the dig with “Yeah, it’s awesome, right?” – The fact that these were all action heroes past their prime was the point.
One of the reasons why I enjoy writing and thinking about the »
- Dylan Griffin
Live, Die, Repeat when Edge of Tomorrow arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Edge of Tomorrow stars Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (Born on the 4th of July, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau).
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow was directed by Liman from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & Jez Butterworth, and based on the novel entitled "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Edge of Tomorrow is the first motion picture to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Edge of Tomorrow was produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs, alongside executive producers Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, »
Warner Bros.' home entertainment division have announced some details and dates on a pair of blu-rays that action fans are sure to want to pick up. The first is a newer title in Tom Cruise's surprise blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow, and then we have details on a special 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton's classic Batman film starring Michael Keaton. Come inside to check out all the details on both these titles and when you'll be able to pick them up!
Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Magnolia”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
It’s time that we get over the Dark Knight Trilogy. Yes The Dark Knight is a great movie. But Batman Begins is just a good movie and The Dark Knight Rises with it’s absurd plot holes and magic orphan vision is like Prometheus with a cape. The fundamental problem with Nolan’s ultra-realism is that it can’t support a man dressed up as a bat. Of all the fantastical comic book heroes, Batman is arguably the most realistic, but at the end of the day he’s a mortal wearing a cape, a mask, and driving around a Batmobile while firing Batarangs.
The two Batman films made by Tim Burton, while far from perfect, at least offer us a world in which Batman isn’t out of place. Christopher Nolan’s versions feel like The Bourne Identity with black motorcycle gear and a pointy helmet. That said, »
- Zachary Zagranis
The BBFC have been under fire as of late by letting some movies pass at the 12A mark. Transformers: Age of Extinction, for example, passed at a 12A despite having violence, bad language and a joke about statutory rape.
The 12A was created in the UK in the early 2000s and was to allow for more access to 12 rated movies like The Bourne Identity and Spider-Man. The 12A means anyone can go to see the movie, as long as they are accompanied by an adult if they are under the age of 12. Through research conducted last year, the BBFC found that 75% of parents understood what the 12A rating meant.
In order to let parents know what the 12A rating means, the BBFC have launched a new advert which will be shown in cinemas in the UK this summer.
BBFC Director David Cooke said: “The 12A certificate is twelve years old »
- Luke Owen
Written by Im Sang-yoon
Directed by Won Shin-yun
South Korea, 2013
It feels safe to argue that the Bourne film series has had a major influence on the action-espionage genre. Granted, spy thrillers that grilled governments for nefarious cover-ups, as well as espionage escapades featuring greater doses of fisticuffs and explosions (such as the Bond franchise), existed long before 2002’s The Bourne Identity and continue till this day. That said, what directors Doug Limon and Paul Greengrass did to the genre was infuse it with a gritty realism in addition to combining stories of unbelievably well-trained spies and political conspiracies. How many action films, be they concerned with spies or otherwise, have strived for the similar documentary ‘in the moment’ visual style? Not all have succeeded, mind you (the term ‘shaky cam’ is used in derogatory fashion more often than not), but those that have deliver in often spectacular ways. »
- Edgar Chaput
The Important News Shane Black's '70s crime comedy Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling has found a home at Warner Bros. Mission: Impossible 5 has found its leading lady, whom you have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, Scarlett Joahansson and Jonah Hill have joined the cast of Hail Caesar! and Dwayne Johnson will headline The Janson Directive, based on a book from the writer of The Bourne Identity. Star Wars: Episode VII will be filming in IMAX, and it just cast two new fresh faces. Richard Linklater's remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet may star Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. Oh, and J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter story online. Because nothing screams heartwarming family movie like the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Disney...
- Peter Hall
Published in 2002, the story follows Paul Janson, an ex-Navy Seal whose sadistic C.O. in Vietnam turned him over to the enemy. He escaped and returned with evidence of war crimes that caused his Co's execution.
Years late, Janson is now a private security consultant whose latest job is rescuing an important man. When the job is botched, he is targeted for termination and his investigations lead him to uncover a massive scandal.
The studio reportedly sees this as another potential 'Bourne' style franchise but with Johnson in the lead. Writers are currently being sought to pen the script as a previous draft by John Hlavin has been scrapped.
The project is one of several film adaptations of Ludlum books in development. »
- Garth Franklin
He is about to don the loincloth for Brett Ratner’s sword and sandals epic Hercules, and will next be seen in disaster actioner San Andreas as well as another Fast And The Furious movie, and now Universal are planning a new franchise for the former wrestler. So, are they setting him up as the new Jason Bourne? Well, Variety are reporting that Johnson is set to star in a film version of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive, a novel that was published back in 2002.
The late author Ludlum is behind the famous Jason Bourne movies that begun with Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity over a decade ago, and ‘Janson’ has a very similar plot line to the hugely successful series.
When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. »
- Paul Heath
Universal Pictures is in early talks with Dwayne Johnson to star in their adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive. The studio is currently seeking writers for the project, and if a deal is made with Dwayne Johnson, he will also produce.
The project has been in development at Universal since October 2011, when John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening, Risk) signed on to write the script, but that was the last we heard about The Janson Directive.
The story centers on Paul Janson, a former Navy Seal and spy for the government agency Consular Operations, who leaves the agency after a number of sanctioned serial killings. He becomes a private security consultant, teaming up with a sharpshooter, striving to help only those who are in need, although he must uncover a vast conspiracy when he is targeted for assassination. No production schedule was given.
Sources claim that Universal views this as a Jason Bourne-esque franchise. »
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