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The Escape Trailer: Clive Owen Returns as BMW's The Driver

The Escape Trailer: Clive Owen Returns as BMW's The Driver
BMW of North America announced this past September the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Today, we have the trailer for The Driver, which shows Clive Owen going to work.

Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air).

The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then rising-star Owen as
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BMW Short 'The Escape' Teams Clive Owen and Director Neill Blomkamp

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BMW Short 'The Escape' Teams Clive Owen and Director Neill Blomkamp
BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air). BMW Films has released a brief sneak peek and the first photos, ahead of the short film's premiere next month

The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then
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Interview: Joe Carnahan Talks Mortality, Real Men, and ‘The Grey’

The first reaction of anyone coming out of The Grey probably won’t be, “I bet the director of The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, and that BMW short Ticker made this!” Joe Carnahan prefers it to be that way. The director’s fifth feature film isn’t a full-blown action romp, but is instead a thrilling meditation on life, death, and survival. (Check out our review here.) Similar to Carnahan’s breakout feature, Narc, The Grey shows all the trappings of a true personal project — the kind of story that a filmmaker had to tell. And, after speaking with Carnahan for 25 minutes, that was clearly the case. From White Jazz to Killing Pablo, when the personable man finds a story that comes from his core, he’s got to get it made. Here’s what Joe Carnahan had to say about the life and death themes of The Grey, writing and portraying real men, and
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[Blu-Review] The A-Team

“They specialize in the ridiculousness” is a line Jessica Biel spouts early on in The A-Team, and that line represents the film as a whole. It’s nothing but ridiculous. This is the exact idea everyone has for a summer blockbuster: non-stop action, one-liners, not too grounded in reality and flat-out absurd.

For what it is, The A-Team works very well. It embraces its cartoonish elements and knows exactly what type of movie is. It delivers where it needs to and does so enjoyably. Plenty will say it takes itself too seriously- most likely because of the Cooper/Biel romance- but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything, it barely takes itself seriously at all.

Code-named Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and B.A. Baracus (Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson), these four soldiers make up “The A-Team.” They’re the best of the best. The
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Contest: Win Robin Hood on Blu-ray

Robin Hood will be released ion DVD and Blu-ray on September 21 and you know we have to celebrate this new release. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Blu-ray plus mini-posters and coin bottle openers as well. You know these prizes will go fast so be sure to enter this new contest today.

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Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin Longstride (Oscar winner Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham,
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Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” nabs September DVD release date

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” which cast “Gladiator” star Russell Crowe in the leading role, will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 21, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The releases will feature the theatrical film, as well as a never-before-seen unrated director’s cut of the movie. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand.

This is great news, as “Robin Hood” is one of the few films released this summer that I’m eager to revisit. Scott’s vision was criticized in certain circles for choosing to focus on Robin’s origins, instead of rehashing the myth we’ve heard countless times before. But that approach worked quite well for me, and I’m anxious to find out if the film holds up on a repeat viewing.

Per Universal’s press release,
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Robin Hood Comes to DVD and Blu-ray September 21st

You can bring home the latest film collaboration between Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott on both DVD and Blu-ray this September. Robin Hood will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 21. We don't have any pricing details or cover art images but the film will be released on a bare-bones DVD with no special features, a two-disc special edition and a three-disc Blu-ray edition, which will contain a Digital Copy of the film and also the standard DVD as well. The film stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong and Danny Huston.

Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin Longstride (Oscar winner Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where
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Robin Hood Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Universal has unwrapped the details on the anticipated unrated director's cut of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt and Mark Strong, now definitively set for a Blu-ray Disc and DVD debut on September 21.

The unrated director's cut will run 2:36, roughly 15 minutes longer than the 2:21 theatrical cut. No details are being offered right now on what that footage may include.

The three-disc Blu-ray edition will include a digital copy and the DVD edition on discs 2 and 3. Tech specs on the feature presentation are 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features are extensive including many Blu-ray exclusives, all of which you can peruse and soak in below.

Bd Exclusive: Director's Notebook - A seamless multimedia experience focusing on the director's vision gives viewers a peek inside Oscar nominee Ridley Scott's unique filmmaking process. Incorporating behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Scott and
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The A-Team - What Did You Think?

The A-Team - What Did You Think?
It's taken several years, but now we finally know what a mainstream action film from director Joe Carnahan looks like with the release of The A-Team, which hits theaters nationwide today. Carnahan proved himself capable of delivering a hard-boiled indie crime feature in 2002's Narc, directed one of the best BMW Film entries (Ticker), and although I have issues with 2006's Smokin' Aces, I still admire that film for what it gets right. Now with The A-Team, a big-budget remake of the classic 80's TV series, Carnahan has a shot at becoming more than a beloved indie director. The film was one of the few big releases this summer that I was actually excited for, and I'm glad to say that it lived up to my expectations completely. Carnahan, along with screenwriters Brian Bloom (who also plays a major villain role in the film) and Skip Woods, have crafted a
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[Review] The A-Team

“They specialize in the ridiculousness” is a line Jessica Biel spouts early on in The A-Team, and that line represents the film as a whole. It’s nothing but ridiculous. This is the exact idea everyone has for a summer blockbuster: non-stop action, one-liners, not too grounded in reality and flat-out absurd.

For what it is, The A-Team works very well. It embraces its cartoonish elements and knows exactly what type of movie is. It delivers where it needs to and does so enjoyably. Plenty will say it takes itself too seriously- most likely because of the Cooper/Biel romance- but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything, it barely takes itself seriously at all.

Code-named Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and B.A. Baracus (Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson), these four agents make up “The A-Team.” They’re the best of the best (as
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Smokin’ Aces / Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’S Ball Blu-ray Reviews

What do you get when you put various sets of professional killers against Federal Agents? For starters, you get Smokin’ Aces and its prequel Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball. In at least one, they blow up a clown. That has to count for something, right? My full reviews after the jump:

Smokin’ Aces is a play on words. The Aces the title refers to is Buddy “Aces” Israel, a Las Vegas magician who fancied himself a bit of a Mafioso until he fell in too deep and had to turn to the government for an out. At least, he has his agent on top of those negotiations. A suitably scorned mob boss puts a price on Aces - a cool million dollars - and, as part of the bounty, wants Buddy’s heart (silver platter optional). This contract puts would-be assassins and saviors on a collision course. The deeper some
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Smokin' Aces Shoots Up to Blu-ray on January 19, 2010

You can bring home Joe Carnahan's action-packed film in 1080p the same day the sequel hits DVD/Bd shelves. Smokin' Aces will be released on Blu-ray on January 19, 2010. We don't have any pricing details, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck, Common, Alicia Keys and Chris Pine.

An FBI agent (Reynolds) hunts for a Las Vegas stand up comedian (Piven) who has decided to squeal on the mob but, before he heads off for protective custody, decides to go to the casinos at Lake Tahoe for one last good time, drawing a crowd of assassins (including Affleck and Keys).

Special Features:

- U Control - Picture in Picture

- U Control - Assassin Tracker (Picture in Picture)

- One Smoking Camera

- Lock, Stock and Two F**cking Barrels
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