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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Even though I'm not much of a fan, I'll start with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as it has to be the hottest title on the board this week. However, fan or not, I'm not sure why you'd buy this version as you know an extended version is just around the corner and, on top of that, why not just wait until Warner Home Video releases the massive, Hobbit and Lord of the Rings box set we all know is going to be release eventuallyc Likely with the extended additions, new features and cool packaging that will likely take up less shelf space than the six titles individually. I'm just saying, think before you click "Buy".
- Brad Brevet
Just a short time ago in Las Vegas, I landed a great video interview with Mark Wahlberg on the red carpet before Paramount's presentation at CinemaCon. During the interview Wahlberg talked about making Transformers: Age of Extinction, the action sequences, working for director Michael Bay on a big budget summer movie versus a smaller film like Pain & Gain, Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, Peter Berg's American Desperado, William Monahan's Mojave, and the New England Patriots (we're both fans of the team). The big news is that Wahlberg revealed American Desperados will be shooting this September and he has a small role in Monahan's Mojave (which hadn't been revealed until tonight). For those unfamiliar with the story for American Desperado, it's based on a series of interviews between Generation Kill author/journalist Evan Wright and super-criminal Jon Roberts, who was the focus of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Roberts’ life »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Dubai-based distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment did brisk business at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin last week, locking in deals on a number of buzzed-about market titles.
Among the company’s near-20 film acquisition haul for Middle East, North Africa and Iran were Bankside’s Backtrack, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neil; Automatic Entertainment’s Jean Claude Van Damme action film Pound of Flesh; Cmg duo Where the Devil Rides, starring Jennifer Carpenter and Rufus Sewell; and animation comedy Sly Cooper 3D, from Tmnt director Kevin Munroe.
Front Row nabbed comedy A Birder’s Guide to Everything, starring Ben Kingsley and Kodi Smit-McPhee, from Screen Media Venture; Catherine Keener drama War Story from Visit Films; UK comedy Bill from Independent; and documentary Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded from Magnolia Pictures.
Per Front Row and Gulf Film’s output »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Busy little update today including a pair of comedy's in the Nick Frost-led Cuban Fury and Kevin Hart's next comedy About Last Night, both of which scored R ratings. Then there's the Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde remake of Endless Love, the young adult adaptation Vampire Academy and Veronica Mars: The Movie, all of which, yup, received PG-13 ratings. Rounding out the bulletin is David Ayer's loose adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians", Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and the horror film Afflicted, which I caught in Toronto last year (read my review here). The complete bulletin is directly below. About Last Night Rated R For sexual content, language and brief drug use. Release Date: February 14, 2014 Afflicted Rated R For disturbing bloody violence, and language. Release Date: Tba 2014 Alan Partridge Rated R For language, brief violence and nudity. Almost Home Rated G Boys Of Abu Ghraib »
- Brad Brevet
4 items from 2014
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