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Stefano Sollima to direct Sicario sequel Soldado

2 June 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Denis Villeneuve tied up with the Blade Runner sequel, Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate and Black Label Media have tapped Sefano Sollima (Gomorra) to helm the Sicario sequel Soldado.

The sequel, which has once again been written by Taylor Sheridan, “focuses on Alejandro Gillick, the shadowy Man on Fire-like protagonist played by Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver, who in the first film established themselves as hellbent on hunting down cartel kingpins, no matter what.” Emily Blunt will not be reprising her role as FBI Agent Kate Macer.

Deadline’s report states that a deal is expected to be closed imminently, and that production will get underway in the fall.

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- Gary Collinson

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Top Gun’ premiered, ‘Seinfeld’ killed Susan

16 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

30 years ago today, Navy fighter pilot hotshots Maverick, Iceman, and Goose first flew across big screens around the world. It was on May 16, 1986 that Top Gun opened in theaters. Already well on his way to becoming a household name thanks to 1983’s Risky Business, Tom Cruise became a certified movie star with the release of Top Gun. It was also the first hit for director Tony Scott, who went on to direct other action flicks and thrillers like Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and Déjà Vu (which reunited him with Top Gun star Val Kilmer) before his death in 2012. Top Gun, a slick, upbeat, Reagan-era ode to masculinity, boasted a memorable soundtrack (with Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”), impressive dogfights, an endlessly quotable though often goofy script, and, upon its release, immediate box office success. It became the highest grossing movie of 1986. Also on this day, »

- Emily Rome

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Off The Shelf – Episode 87 – FilmStruck, Alien Day, and New Blu-rays for the Week.

27 April 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 Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. They also discuss the new streaming service: FilmStruck.

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Follow-Up Ryan buys a Blu-ray from Australia! News FilmStruck Alien Day Labyrinth 4k Criterion Collection: July Line-up Kino Lorber: Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, Road House, The Enemy Below, Caboblanco, Star Crystal, Man on Fire, The Earth Dies Screaming, and Chosen Survivors Scorpion Releasing: Force Five, Haunting of Morella Image Entertainment: The Commitments Twilight Time May 2016 Pre-orders: Garden of Evil, Cat Balou, Eureka, I Could Go On Singing, and Appasionata Links to Amazon 4/19 Barcelona Betrayed Cary Grant: The Vault Collection Dangerous Men Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street Doris Day and Rock Hudson Romantic Comedy Collection Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Fatal Beauty The File of the Golden Goose »

- Ryan Gallagher

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‘I Am Wrath’ Review

23 April 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Rebecca De Mornay, Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell, Doris Morgado, Luis Da Silva Jr., Patrick St. Esprit | Written by Yvan Gauthier, Paul Sloan | Directed by Chuck Russell

Anyone remember From Paris With Love? Director Pierre Morel followed up the 2008 Liam Neeson hit Taken with a similarly enjoyable, although less critically well received, action movie in 2010 which starred a shaven headed John Travolta as Charlie Wax. And while it was less successful and entertaining than Taken, From Paris With Love was still good fun.

So in theory then, given Travolta is – or at least was – capable of convincingly taking part in a action movie I had reasonable expectations for his latest film I Am Wrath. And then there’s the crew involved: directed by Chuck Russell whose past works include Eraser, The Mask, and The Blob; and starring Rebecca De Mornay and Christopher Meloni, I honestly thought »

- Dan Woolstencroft

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Round-Up: The Wave Blu-ray / DVD, An Ending, Sacrifice, The Divine Tragedies, Night Wolf

5 April 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Roar Uthaug’s The Wave crashes on the shores of Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on June 21st. Also in this round-up: production details on Jessica Cameron’s An Ending, release details for Sacrifice and The Divine Tragedies, and Kickstarter launch details for Night Wolf.

The Wave: “Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe »

- Tamika Jones

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The Man From Nowhere ( 2010 ) Korean Movie Review

29 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The Man From Nowhere ( 2010 ) Korean Movie ReviewAction86%Story84%Acting79%2016-01-3083%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (3 Votes)90% What is it about?

An ex-special agent Tae-sik Cha’s only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi.

The gang promises to release them if Tae-sik makes a delivery for them, however it is actually a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeong’s disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-sik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger.

Tae-sik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk.

Is it any good?

So in truth there »

- Tiger33

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Metal Gear Solid V: 11 Hidden Secrets You Totally Missed

14 January 2016 12:26 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Hideo Kojima is one of the only game developers around who puts replayability to the forefront of the experience. There’s not been a single Metal Gear yet that made you feel as though you’d seen everything by the time the credits rolled, and Mgs V is the most robust and feature-packed yet, easily the best-playing entry so far.

From the open-world exploits you can indulge in with Venom Snake, to the smattering of memorable characters we’ll be analysing for years and a story that’s all over the place thanks to leaving many plot points on the cutting room floor, The Phantom Pain just begs to be lived in for weeks worth of game time, simply to ensure we’ve seen all there is.

So leave your own observations and secrets in the comments below, but not before you’ve seen the best little-known features fans have uncovered since release. »

- Scott Tailford

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Legend Coming To Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 1, 2016

6 January 2016 11:12 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A pair of ruthless upstarts, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both played by Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant) have the time of their lives, ruling over London in the middle of the Swinging ’60s in Legend, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on March 1, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In an amazing double-barreled performance, Hardy is mesmerizing as the gangster twins, dominating the East End of London for years, until a police investigation, Ronnie’s self-destructive tendencies, and the disintegration of Reggie’s marriage threaten to destroy the empire they built.  An edgy and action-packed true story, Legend on Blu-ray™ and DVD also comes with filmmaker commentary and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this instant classic.

From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Man on Fire) comes the true story of London’s most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy, »

- Michelle McCue

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