15 items from 2016
Momentum Pictures, a division of Entertainment One, has picked up the North American rights for Dutch filmmker Martin Koolhoven's western thriller Brimstone. Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Momentum Pictures will be releasing Brimstone in theaters and on VOD in March 2017. Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content Ian Goggins made the announcement today. “Dakota Fanning and...
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Confession: Guy Pearce can, in my opinion, do absolutely no wrong. Even in films that I don’t find to be much fun (i.e.- Lockout), Pearce always gives 200% and let’s be honest, just based on L.A. Confidential, the Aussie actor should have a lifetime pass. News that I’m quite excited about, is the newly announced acquisition of the western/thriller Brimstone by Momentum Pictures.
Starring Pearce (Breathe In, Lawless), Dakota Fanning (Man On Fire, The Runaways), Kit Harington (Jon Snow himself people…), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), the film all set for a theatrical and VOD release in March of 2017 and seriously guys…think of The Proposition and Lawless…Guy Pearce is the man.
Brimstone tells the story of a frontier woman turn fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn »
- Jerry Smith
Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven.
Brimstone stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).
Brimstone tells the story of a frontier woman turn fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.
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Starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harington, the Western thriller Brimstone has been acquired by Momentum Pictures for North American distribution, with a release date slated for March of 2017.
Press Release: Los Angeles – Oct. 20, 2016 – Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Momentum Pictures will be releasing Brimstone in theaters and on VOD in March 2017. Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content Ian Goggins made the announcement today.
- Derek Anderson
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Man On Fire", written by Melinda Hsu Taylor, Matthew D'Ambrosio and directed by Michael A. Allowitz, that aired April 23, 2016 on The CW:
"...'Stefan' tries to distract 'Elena' from obsessing about the state of her relationship with 'Damon', while 'Bonnie' does her best to be realistic about how the changes happening on the other side will affect her existence as the 'Anchor'.
"Damon demands the 'Traveler' knife, forcing 'Jeremy' and 'Matt' to admit it has gone missing. Through flashbacks to election night, 1960, 'Enzo' reveals to 'Elena', Stefan and 'Bonnie' that he has learned what happened to his long-lost love, 'Maggie' and with the unwilling help of 'Liv' and 'Luke', things take an ugly turn.
"Trying to calm Enzo down, Damon intervenes, but his words cause Enzo to make a desperate and dangerous decision that leads to a violent confrontation with Stefan. »
- Michael Stevens
Back in 2001, automaker BMW spent a fair bit of money to hire A-list directors to write, produce and shoot a series of short films that had only one stipulation: Clive Owen had to drive a BMW in them at some point. There were some interesting filmmaking milestones that came out of this art-meets-advertising endeavor: Tony Scott used his to pilot the visual style he would later use in Man on Fire and perfect (your mileage may vary) with Domino. Ang Lee used his as a wink and a tease for his upcoming film, Hulk. John Frankenheimer's ended up being the director's final film, and has a magnificent car chase, building on the work he did in Ronin. Wong Kar-Wai used it as a test...
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Exclusive: Brian Helgeland, who was previously unrepresented by a talent agency, has just signed with CAA. The talented filmmaker won an Academy Award for his screenplay of L.A. Confidential and was also nominated for his screenwriting adaptation of Mystic River. He also wrote and directed Legend, 42, and Payback. In addition, he penned the rebooted The Taking of Pelham 123M and Man on Fire. He will continue to be repped by his attorney Alan Wertheimer of Jackoway… »
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.
- Gary Collinson
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
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
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
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
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 »
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
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.
- Michelle McCue
15 items from 2016
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