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‘Tomb Raider’ Review

Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost, Hannah John-Kamen, Jaime Winstone | Written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons | Directed by Roar Uthaug

Alicia Vikander stars as iconic archaeologist-slash-adventurer Lara Croft in this enjoyable reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, directed by Norwegian Roar Uthaug. Specifically based on the 2013 Crystal Dynamic game (and its sequel), the new film is remarkably faithful to its source material and the results are extremely impressive.

The Crystal Dynamic games are notable for making Lara a little more realistic and so it proves here. Accordingly, the film opens with a London-set prologue that serves to ground the character: Vikander’s Lara is introduced as a direction-less young woman, unable to deal with the disappearance of her adventurer father, Richard (Dominic West), seven years previously.

After receiving a video message from her father, Lara embarks on a dangerous journey to his last known location,
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R.I.P. Benjamin Melniker (1913 – 2018)

If you’ve seen a Batman movie – live-action or animated – over the past thirty years, you’ll have seen the name Benjamin Melniker listed as an executive producer alongside Michael E. Uslan. And sadly, Uslan has taken to Facebook today to announce that Melniker has passed away at the age of 104.

Inspired by the success of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie back in 1978, Melniker and Uslan acquired the rights to Batman in 1979 and finally saw their vision realised with the release of Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989. Since then, the duo have been credited as executive producers on every Batman feature film, including The Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League and The Lego Batman Movie, as well as the majority of the Caped Crusader’s animated appearances.

Melniker’s non-Batman related producing credits include Swamp Thing, National Treasure, Constantine and The Spirit.

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Knowing and Push Available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital on March 10th

Discover the suspenseful mystery behind global disasters when Knowing arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD) April 10 from Lionsgate. Knowing centers around M.I.T. professor, John Koestler, when he links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. Starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), fans can now experience the sci-fi thriller with four times the resolution of Full HD and High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color and greatest contrast. Knowing 4K Ultra HD will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

Nicolas Cage (National Treasure) stars in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller as John Koestler, a professor who deciphers a coded message with terrifyingly accurate predictions about every major world disaster. Looking to protect his family and prevent future calamities,
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17 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

There aren't many constants nowadays, but Netflix is sure trying hard. And with its assortment of action movies, it can't be denied that there is something here for every action aficionado. The trick is finding the gems amid a morass of never-ending (and we mean never-ending) content. That is precisely what this list is for. Not all action movies are made equally. What one person considers an action movie, another person might consider a war movie, and still another might consider it a thriller. You see what I'm saying?

The films on this list are action movies. Sure, they might stray into thriller, drama, sci-fi and other categories, but at their core they are all about explosions, bullets and pithy dialogue. You know, all the things we want when we watch an action movie. And what would a list like this be without such names as Stallone, Gibson, Diesel, Smith,
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“Hamlet from Ophelia’s Pov”: Editor Luke Dunkley on Sundance Drama Ophelia

Luke Dunkley began his career 20-some years ago as an editor on the short-lived BBC show This Life. He has since gone on to work for dozens of TV series and miniseries, including Netflix’s The Crown, Channel 4’s National Treasure and Canal Plus’s The Last Panther. Dunkley served as the editor on Ophelia, the fourth feature from Australian director Claire McCarthy. Ophelia is a retelling of Hamlet as told from the perspective of the young noblewoman of Denmark. Below, Dunkley discusses how he and McCarthy sought to “not compromise the young female perspective” in their spin on Shakespeare. Filmmaker: How and why did […]
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Film Review: Inflammatory ‘In the Fade’ is the State of Our Now

Chicago – In one of the more truthful and contemporary films of 2017, “In the Fade” is a German/French production about the fallout due to a terrorist act. What it also emphasizes is the generated hatred, frustration and waste of such acts, and its textual story is stunning and distressing.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Diane Kruger portrays the victim of terrorism in the film. She is an international actor who has appeared in American films (“Inglourious Basterds,” “National Treasure”) and completely owns the tenor of what happens in this period of her character’s life. It is a classic collaboration between her and the director/co-writer Fatih Akin, running through a horrid laundry list of dreaded emotional reactions, while also expressing the toughness and need-for-help that is necessary to survive. As a statement about terrorism, it is an ultimate one in a sense, as to where we will all end up if it continues.
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What Does the Internet Want? A Third National Treasure Movie! When Does It Want It? Now!

Image Source: Everett Collection Warning: there are no spoilers below, but there is a lot of passion for National Treasure. Disney is currently neck-deep in franchises like Star Wars and Marvel's The Avengers, but Reddit would like the studio to kindly shift its attention to a different yet equally worthy series of beloved movies. No, we're not talking about a new Toy Story film or even a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean - we're talking about National Treasure. The first action-adventure film in the two-part series came out in 2004, introducing us to Nicolas Cage's Benjamin Franklin Gates (yes, that's his given name), an American historian, cryptologist, and part-time treasure hunter. Along with the help of trusty assistant Riley (Justin Bartha) and archivist Dr. Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger), Ben sets out to find a fabled cave of gold hidden long ago by America's founding fathers and the Freemasons. And,
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Marc Munden to direct new adaptation of The Secret Garden

Heyday Films and StudioCanal are teaming up for a new adaptation of Frances Hogson Burnett’s classic 1911 book The Secret Garden, which has Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia) set to direct from a script by Jack Thorne (The Scouting Book for Boys, Wonder).

The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox, a sickly 10-year-old orphan who is set to live with her uncle after her parents die during a cholera outbreak in India. As she begins to explore her uncle’s estate, Mary hears of a secret walled garden, which she soon discovers has magical properties.

The new movie is described as “a fresh take” on the classic story, and continues the partnership between Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s Heyday Films and StudioCanal, which has recently scored a major critical and commercial hit with Paddington 2.

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Nicolas Cage on High Movie Prices, Not Playing Superman and Sundance Action Movie ‘Mandy’

Nicolas Cage on High Movie Prices, Not Playing Superman and Sundance Action Movie ‘Mandy’
Nicolas Cage needed a cleansing after filming the gory action movie, “Mandy,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. “You wouldn’t believe the process it took to get it off every night,” Cage says, of the fake blood that covered him. “I couldn’t go back to the hotel looking the way I looked in the movie. I mean look at me.” He holds up the film’s red-stained poster. “I was in the shower for an hour every night.”

After spending four decades in Hollywood, Cage is undergoing a kind of baptism. He’s stepped away from big-budgeted blockbusters — like “National Treasure” — and he’s returned to his indie roots. “Mandy” was made for a small budget by cult director Panos Cosmatos (“Beyond the Black Rainbow”). Cage plays a man named Red, who goes to any lengths necessary (cue the chainsaw) to rescue the woman he loves from a cult kidnapping.

In a wide-ranging
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Stan Lee Joins the Guest List for Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry,
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Primeval Scary First Look At The Meg Starring Jason Statham

Director Steven Spielberg’s penultimate shark film Jaws spawned Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows and Open Water, just to name a few. Mankind has been chum in the cinema water for these sharp toothed beasties for decades.

Now comes the latest terror The Meg. In their recent 2018 preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a chilling first image from the film starring Jason Statham. Expect a first trailer to hit soon.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Gravity Pictures’ action adventure. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct,
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Poster and trailer for vampire horror Living Among Us

Vision Films and Red Compass Media are set to release the supernatural vampire horror Living Among Us this February, and you can take a look at the poster, trailer and synopsis right here…

Vampires have just made themselves public, and a documentary crew have been invited by their sectional leader to spend time with a family of vampires to see how they live. When they discover their secrets, how much danger will they put themselves in to get the footage they need?

Living Among Us is set for release in the U.S. on Friday, February 2nd 2018 and features a cast that includes the late John Heard (Home Alone), alongside Ésme Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), James Russo (Django Unchained), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You), Jordan Hinson (Eureka), Hunter Gomez (National Treasure), and Jessica Morris (The Wrong Man).

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Hulu Picks Up Second Installment Of ‘National Treasure’; Adds ‘March of the Penguins 2’ To Docu Slate — TCA

Hulu announced today at TCA that they have picked up a second, four-part installment of the drama series National Treasure and have added March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step to its award-winning documentary slate. The follow-up to the Peabody Award-winning National Treasure will make its Us premiere in its entirety on April 4 as part of Hulu Originals slate. Initially premiering on Channel 4 in the UK, the second season of the drama is titled Kiri (watch the trailer…
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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Review: Amazon’s Star-Studded Anthology Series Needs to Dream Bigger

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Review: Amazon’s Star-Studded Anthology Series Needs to Dream Bigger
Anthology series and the science-fiction genre should go hand-in-hand, but “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” doesn’t make the most of its sky-high potential. Despite featuring a fitting number of stars for the space-exploring stories on hand, the 10 standalone episodes inspired by Philip K. Dick’s writings do little to evoke the prolific sci-fi author’s next-level dreams.

The best of the six entries screened in advance is, oddly enough, labeled the first episode on the screener site but falls to Episode 9 via Amazon. That’s a shame, since viewers would have to make it through the worst of the lot — Episode 7, “The Father Thing” — let alone eight more middling hourlong entries before they reach it. “The Commuter” stars Timothy Spall as an employee at a train station who discovers a hidden city between the stops.

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Wednesday’s best TV: Kiri, The Truth About Looking Good, Girlfriends

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Sarah Lancashire is a social worker caught at the centre of an ugly media storm. Plus, is moisturiser just a big con?

Jack Thorne is the writer who honoured Harry Potter’s legacy with the smash-hit Cursed Child stage plays while also putting Hagrid through the Yewtree wringer in powerful Channel 4 drama National Treasure. His new four-parter stars Sarah Lancashire as a Bristol social worker caught at the centre of an ugly media storm when a young black girl about to be adopted by a white family goes missing after an unsupervised visit to her birth grandparent. Graeme Virtue

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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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Race, adoption and a missing child: toxic issues are set to spark a national debate

Kiri, an acclaimed new TV drama starring Sarah Lancashire, asks hard questions about social care

Race, identity and the intervention of social-care workers are among the most toxic subjects in British society – so they are not the easiest themes to represent on primetime television. Enter Rachel De-lahay, one of two scriptwriters tasked with tackling this tricky mix for Kiri, an acclaimed new drama that sees the return of Sarah Lancashire to screens this week.

The series, primarily written by Jack Thorne, the man behind acclaimed stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as the scripts for numerous TV shows, including National Treasure and episodes of Skins and This is England, follows an inter-racial adoption that goes terribly wrong. It is both a tense mystery and an almost forensic unpicking of British attitudes towards race and identity, with Miriam (Lancashire), an experienced care worker, at its centre.

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Kiri episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Jan 10, 2018

Sarah Lancashire is terrific in new four-part social work drama Kiri, written by Jack Thorne

This review contains spoilers.

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Doubt was the engine of writer Jack Thorne’s previous Channel 4 drama National Treasure, in which Robbie Coltrane played a popular entertainer on trial for multiple sexual assaults. Was Coltrane’s character guilty or not? Whose memory of events was reliable? Who was lying and who was telling the truth?

Kiri, Thorne’s latest, directed by Euros Lyn, is driven by blame. When a child in care is murdered, where should the blame land? With her killer, certainly, but also with those charged with keeping her safe—foster parents, grandparents, social worker?

Sarah Lancashire plays the latter, Miriam Grayson, with the instant, garrulous appeal of her role as Sgt Catherine Cawood in BBC police drama Happy Valley. We meet her mid-monologue, cheerily
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The best TV this week: Sarah Lancashire stars in missing-child drama Kiri

Jack Thorne’s drama follows a social worker embroiled in a media witch-hunt, while Professor Green examines the alienation felt by working class white men

The man who brought us the nuanced, ambiguous National Treasure offers more hot potato-juggling drama. Jack Thorne’s latest concerns a missing child at the centre of a row concerning interracial adoption. Sarah Lancashire stars as the embattled social worker caught at the centre of a violent media storm.

10 January, 9pm, Channel 4

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Enchanted at 10: revisiting the film with director Kevin Lima

Simon Brew Dec 18, 2017

With new exclusive behind the scenes pictures, director Kevin Lima takes us through Enchanted, as it hits its 10th birthday.

It’s been ten years since the terrific Enchanted arrived in UK cinemas, just under two months after it premiered at the London Film Festival. The film made a star of Amy Adams, brought back 2D animation from Disney to the big screen, and has a songbook that sits happily alongside the top end of Disney work. Plus, the film remains a flat out family treat.

“It has been a long time” Lima chuckled, apologising in advance if he couldn’t recall all the answers I was after. Turns out he didn’t do too badly. He spared me some time to look back over the film, the challenges of making it, and what happened next…

I’ve only just discovered that Enchanted actually had its premiere in the UK!
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