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'Blade Runner 2049' Director Says They Rarely Used a Green Screen on Set

22 December 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Fret not, worrisome humans, when Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters next year, Replicants will be hunted down with all the gritty luxury that an R rating affords. Granted it shouldn't be bombshell news that a sequel to an R-rated movie is also rated R, but we live in an age where such things are no longer guarantees. The more expensive a movie is, the harder it becomes to justify its R rating. This is why movies like Alien vs. Predator and Live Free or Die Hard opted for tamer PG-13...

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'Blade Runner 2049' Director Says They Rarely Used a Green Screen On Set

22 December 2016 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Fret not, worrisome humans, when Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters next year replicants will be hunted down with all the gritty luxury that an R rating affords. Granted it shouldn't be bombshell news that a sequel to an R-rated movie is also rated R, but we live in an age where such things are no longer guarantees. The more expensive a movie is, the harder it becomes to justify its R rating. This is why movies like Alien vs Predator and Live Free or Die Hard opted for tamer PG-13 ratings. But rating concerns are shifting these days. R ratings are no longer seen as a shackle to a film's potential box office. In some cases, it's even seen as a boon. Deadpool is the most cited example, but it's hardly the first movie to use the rating to earn some word of mouth cred...

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in December 2016, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “Trollhunters” Season 1 (available December 23)

Why Should I Watch It? Two big reasons: First, the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Guillermo del Toro, created “Trollhunters,” an animated event series about a teenager who discovers a mystical amulet that unveils a secret civilization of trolls beneath his hometown. If the Oscar nominee himself isn’t enough, there’s another creative force — in addition to the impressive voice cast of Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Charlie Saxton — to pay attention to: Said teenager is voiced by Anton Yelchin, in what’s being billed his final role. After debuting two episodes at New York Comic-Con in October, del Toro said he never even discussed replacing Yelchin. “We didn’t go into a meeting,” del Toro said. “We didn’t have a conference. […] He was a great guy to work with, he was proud of what he did, we were proud of what he did. »

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in December 2016, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “Trollhunters” Season 1 (available December 23)

Why Should I Watch It? Two big reasons: First, the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Guillermo del Toro, created “Trollhunters,” an animated event series about a teenager who discovers a mystical amulet that unveils a secret civilization of trolls beneath his hometown. If the Oscar nominee himself isn’t enough, there’s another creative force — in addition to the impressive voice cast of Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Charlie Saxton — to pay attention to: Said teenager is voiced by Anton Yelchin, in what’s being billed his final role. After debuting two episodes at New York Comic-Con in October, del Toro said he never even discussed replacing Yelchin. “We didn’t go into a meeting,” del Toro said. “We didn’t have a conference. […] He was a great guy to work with, he was proud of what he did, we were proud of what he did. »

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Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow Starring in ‘Hangman’ (Exclusive)

2 November 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow are starring in the upcoming crime thriller “Hangman,” with shooting set to start Nov. 17 in Atlanta.

Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management’s CEO Michael Mendelsohn and Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises are producing. The film will be financed by Union Patriot Capital Management.

Patriot is collaborating on a series of films with Etchie Stroh (“The Promise,” “Afterglow”), who is the film’s executive producer and will represent the film for international sales in a new venture at the American Film Market.

Hangman” will be directed by Johnny Martin, who helmed “Vengeance: A Love Story” starring Nicolas Cage and Don JohnsonMichael Caissie and Charles Huttinger co-wrote the screenplay, with revisions by director Johnny Martin and Mendelsohn’s Patriot Pictures.

Pacino will portray a decorated homicide detective and Urban will play a criminal profiler who collaborate to catch a serial killer who »

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Kate Beckinsale’s Husband Len Wiseman Files for Divorce: Report

25 October 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman have called it quits.

The Total Recall director filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ. His court documents purportedly state that he and Beckinsale have both waived any right to spousal support, which suggests there is a prenup, the website reports.

The former couple met in 2003 while working on the first Underworld film together, which Wiseman directed, and they later tied the knot in 2004. The two do not have any children together. Beckinsale has a 16-year-old daughter, Lily, with former partner Michael Sheen.

Last November, a source close to the couple »

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Movie Review – Suicide Squad (2016)

9 August 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Suicide Squad, 2016.

Directed by David Ayer.

Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Jim Parrack, Ben Affleck, Karen Fukuhara, Common, Ike Barinholtz and Scott Eastwood.

Synopsis:

A group of highly dangerous super-villains are forced to carry out secret missions for the government.

(Spoilers!)

For over a year now we’ve been drip-fed pictures, information and rumours about DC’s latest (anti)superhero film. The trailers and posters teased and prepared us for a funny, twisted and anarchic film, which is exactly what writer/director David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury) has delivered. However, despite a record-breaking opening in America, the film has received incredibly mixed reviews, much like DC’s last film Batman v Superman. While it does share a couple of the same problems, it has what that film was sorely lacking – an enormous sense of fun. »

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Star Jai Courtney Says “It’s Probably Time To Leave” The Terminator Franchise Alone

2 August 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I don’t know if there’s a Guinness Book Of World Records entry for this sort of thing, but it’s hard to think of any actor who has had their hand in as many franchises at one time as Jai Courtney. The actor has starred in “Jack Reacher,” “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” “Live Free Or Die Hard,” […]

The post ‘Terminator Genisys’ Star Jai Courtney Says “It’s Probably Time To Leave” The Terminator Franchise Alone appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win A Blu-ray/DVD Copy Of Mother’S Day

2 August 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy laughter, tears and love when Mother’S Day arrives on Digital HD on July 19, 2016, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses, “Friends”), Kate Hudson (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous), Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love, Erin Brockovich) and Jason Sudeikis (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Saturday Night Live”) lead an incredible cast in a film that connects the lives of a group of people maneuvering their way through relationships and family dysfunction in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more funny and feel-good moments with a gag reel and deleted scenes.

From Garry Marshall, the director of Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day, comes Mother’S Day, an all-star comedy that celebrates parenthood and family. The star-studded »

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The Academy has invited 683 new members to join their ranks

30 June 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday afternoon, the ranks of Oscar voters grew substantially, with some welcome diversity added in for good measure. Yes, the Academy sent out invitations for new membership about 24 hours ago, with 683 names getting the coveted tap on the proverbial shoulder. Again, what made it so interesting to note is that AMPAS seemed to actively seek out women, minorities, and younger artists, hoping to make the demographics of the Academy slightly less centered on older white males. It won’t suddenly change the makeup of the Oscar nominations or upend how the Academy Awards go down next year, but it’s a slow step in the right direction, and that’s worth applauding for sure. As you can see below, in addition to basically all of last year’s Oscar winners, the new members are a diverse slate. Among the names you’ll see in the acting branch now are John Boyega, »

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Bruce Willis: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

6 June 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Most Bruce Willis movies right now seem to head to DVD almost immediately. We've gone through them, in search of a gem...

It’s not exactly clear when Bruce Willis went from being a big star whose name filled seats and sold tickets to being a guy whose name you see on the cover of so many direct-to-dvd and VOD outings (albeit ones that sometimes get a week or two in a cinema, in essence to promote the VOD release), but I’d like to go out on a limb here and say that Kevin Smith’s mouth might be to blame.

During one of his filmed Q&A sessions that ended up winging its way to eager fanboys and girls like myself on DVD back in the late oughts, Smith talked at length about what it was like to work on the much-anticipated fourth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, »

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Wants Her Own 'Die Hard' Movie

26 February 2016 11:16 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Die Hard franchise continues to live on, with a new installment -- currently titled Die Hard: Year One -- in development, with Bruce Willis reportedly reprising the role of Detective John McClane once again. The idea with this one it seems is that the film will tell a story that both connects an older McClane to his younger self, as a sort of McClane origin story. Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is attached to direct, but there's no confirmed release date as of now. The most...

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[Berlin Review] Zero Days

17 February 2016 1:19 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The impressively prolific documentarian Alex Gibney – who, since 2010, has released an average of three films per year – tackles a wide variety of salient and controversial topics, including Scientology, WikiLeaks, the Enron scandal, and sexual abuses in the Catholic Church. With its focus on the U.S. government’s covert advances into the field of cyberwarfare, Zero Days resembles Gibney’s Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, an equally searing indictment of the U.S. military’s government-sanctioned use of torture during the Iraq War. Although his scope is much more ambitious this time around, the writer-director handles this expansive, technically complex, and ethically abstract subject matter with remarkable cogency, crafting a documentary that’s as enlightening as it is disquieting.

Zero Days begins with the 2010 discovery of Stuxnet, a malware (malicious software, an umbrella term for computer viruses, worms et al.) that was found to have infected every Microsoft operating system in the world. »

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Berlin: Ethan Hawke’s ’24 Hours to Live’ Sees Strong Sales

16 February 2016 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity has seen strong sales for Ethan Hawke’s “24 Hours to Live,” with production of the thriller starting in South Africa in June.

The film will be directed by emerging filmmaker Brian Smrz and produced by Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena of Thunder Road and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films. Fundamental Films is financing the project, which will be written by Zach Dean based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain.

Hawke will play a hitman brought back to life for 24 hours by an experimental procedure. He will have one day to team up with the female super-spy who killed him, exact revenge against the powerful crime syndicate responsible for the murder of his wife and child and find redemption for his sins.

“24 Hours to Live” has been sold in France to Snd, in Italy to Eagle Films, in Germany to Square One, »

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What The F#%k Did Deadpool Just Do?

15 February 2016 8:46 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The success of 20th Century Fox's Deadpool this weekend is sure to send shockwaves throughout the industry, as the film shattered certain preconceived notions. I think we need to take a few moments to really digest exactly what's gone down here, as it's fairly remarkable. 

Let's stack up where Deadpool stands compared to the first films of Hollywood's other modern day favorite superheroes, in terms of opening weekends. 

[Bar Graph That Annoyingly Doesn't Show On The Mobile Version of The Site That Demonstrates The Things I'm Going To Mention Below. Long Story Short: Deadpool did better than everyone you can think of in their modern era debut films.]

Yes. You're seeing that correctly. Deadpool did better business in its opening weekend than pop culture icons like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man- all considered to be among the most recognizable fictional characters on the planet earth. And in terms of the vaunted faces of the  Marvel Cinematic Universe, you'd have to add up two of their Phase One solo films (three if you exclude Iron Man) to top Deadpool

But that's not all...

The figures for Fox's flick are even more stunning »

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Cast This: Young John McClane

11 February 2016 9:01 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It was announced last year that we were going to be treated to yet another installment in the Die Hard franchise. After A Good Day To Die Hard was almost universally panned by critics and audiences, it wasn’t too surprising that people were not exactly jumping for joy at the news. For better or worse, Die Hard: Year One, as it’s being called, is in the works with Live Free Or Die Hard... Read More »

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Ethan Hawke Set To Headline New Assassin Thriller 24 Hours To Live

5 February 2016 1:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Extending his working relationship with Fundamental Films, the Chinese production company spearheading Luc Besson’s space odyssey Valerian, Ethan Hawke has inked a deal to headline new thriller 24 Hours to Live.

That’s according to Deadline, after the outlet revealed that news first came to light on the eve of Berlin Film Festival, where Sierra/Affinity intends to handle international sales. Fundamental, on the other hand, are partnering with Thunder Road Pictures to finance and produce the motion picture, appointing second unit director Brian Smrz at the helm in the process.

Zachary Dean is penning the script, working from a treatment first pitched by Ron Mita and Jim McClain. A redemption story at its core, 24 Hours to Live will orbit around an expert assassin (Hawke, we assume) who is literally given a second chance at life after his employer resuscitates him. Living up to the evocative title, Smrz’s thriller »

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Berlin: Ethan Hawke Starring in ‘24 Hours to Live’

5 February 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chinese production-distribution outfit Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures have tapped Ethan Hawke to star in their upcoming thriller “24 Hours to Live.”

Brian Smrz will direct from a Zachary Dean screenplay, based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain. “24 Hours to Live” follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job.

Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao and International President Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film, with Fundamental fully financing. Fundamental FilmsGary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will executive produce.

Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales starting next week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Smrz has been a second unit Director on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Iron Man 3,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Live Free or Die Hard. »

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'Die Hard' Prequel Director Len Wiseman Explains Bruce Willis' Involvement

20 January 2016 10:09 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

"Die Hard" is a franchise that has certainly seen better days. The most recent installment, "A Good Day to Die Hard," did a great job of crushing whatever viability the series had in staying relevant. Of course, that never stops studios for thinking of ways to inject a known entity some extra juice, and it was only a matter of time before "Die Hard" fell victim to prequel or reboot-itis.

Luckily for us, the man in charge of this "reboot" of sorts isn't the man responsible for "A Good Day to Die Hard," but rather, Len Wiseman, the man who gave us what I thought was a pretty solid action picture, "Live Free or Die Hard." Sure, by that point in the franchise, Bruce Willis' character was less the "Why me?" character we've learned to love, and more of an unstoppable force that the villain ran from like a scared dog. »

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Len Wiseman Talks ‘Die Hard: Year One’ Set On New Years’ Eve 1979

20 January 2016 8:19 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, “Die Hard: Year One” is still a thing because even though no one liked “A Good Day To Die Hard,” and everyone wishes 20th Century Fox would let John McClane and the franchise rest in peace, a brand is a brand is a brand, so the studio is pushing ahead. And helping shepherd it along is Len Wiseman (“Live Free Or Die Hard”), who is one of the producers, and he explains how the prequel/sequel will fit in the returning Bruce Willis, while also telling us the backstory of the character we didn’t know we wanted. “[In the first ‘Die Hard’] He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy?” Wiseman told Collider. “We’ve never seen the actual love story. We know its demise, but we’ve never seen what it was like when he met Holly, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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