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Johnnie To’s Three Should Be Subtitled ‘Out of Ten’Fantasia Film Festival 2016
Great directors sometimes make mediocre or downright awful films. It happens to the best, and with the release of Johnnie To’s Three the director of Election, Mad Detective, Drug War, and countless other action gems has joined the club.
Shun (Wallace Chung) is a master criminal whose most recent clash with the law leaves him rushed to a hospital with a bullet in his brain. Inspector Chan (Louis Koo) has been after the thief and his violent gang for a while, and now that he has him he wants Shun to spill details of their next target. Dr. Tong (Vicki Zhao) couldn’t care less about Chan’s needs though as Shun’s condition requires »
- Rob Hunter
Before “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Winchell” and his Academy Award-nominated turn in “The Lovely Bones,” Stanley Tucci was a working actor like any other in New York City. Probably around the time he appeared in his Broadway debut in 1982, “The Queen and the Rebels,” Tucci filmed this quick TV commercial for Levi’s jeans. The ad doesn’t take much in terms of acting talent—all he does is walk toward the camera—but his natural charisma and seductive smile make those jeans look very appealing indeed. Male models, take note: a little confidence goes a long way when shooting a commercial. So does a little muscle, for that matter; nothing fits Tucci better than his 501 blues. Watch below! Inspired by this post? Check out our commercial audition listings! »
Steven Spielberg is enormously clever about the way he drops hints in the press when he wants to create some buzz for something, knowing full well that any comment he makes is going to be carefully parsed for meaning and for clues about things. Specifically, when he mentions that he and Peter Jackson are making a secret film before Jackson makes Kingdom Of The Sun, the previously-announced title for the Tintin sequel, then he has to know that people are immediately going to start guessing about what that secret film might be. I’ve seen plenty of people speculate today about what that secret film might be, with many people betting that it’s going to be The Dam Busters, the long-in-development movie about a famous bombing raid during WWII that Jackson wants to make, with Weta having spent several years building full-sized Lancaster bombers for the movie. I wouldn »
- Drew McWeeny
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange, »
- Roth Cornet
Netflix has revealed their slate of films that will be hitting the streaming service in July. Next month is filled with classic franchises such as “Back To The Future Parts I-iii,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” There’s a bit of everything for every member of your family, from comedies like “Mean Girls,” action films like “Big Trouble In Little China” and indies like “Mustang,” Netflix has you covered.
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Below are the titles hitting the streaming library next month, plus IndieWire’s personal picks on what to check out.
“41 on 41” (2014)
“A Long Way From Home” (2013)
“Back to the Future” (1985)
“Back to the Future Part II” (1989)
“Back to the Future Part III” (1990)
“Bad Boys II” (2003)
“Batman: The Movie” (1966)
“Beavis and Butt-head Do America” (1996)
“Beverly Hills Cop” (1984)
“Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987)
- Liz Calvario
Also starring are New Zealand actors Erana James and Stefania Lavie Owen, along with YouTube sensation Jamie Curry.
McKenzie also wrote the screenplay, based on Margaret Mahy’s novel “The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance.” New Zeland-based Mahy has won the Carnegie Medal twice and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Firefly Films’ Emma Slade is producing and the film is slated to begin principal photography in August in the New Zealand town of Christchurch. Visual effects will be created by Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, which oversaw for “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Lovely Bones,” “District 9” and the “Ben Hur” remake.
The story centers »
- Dave McNary
All you need to do is tell us which district you would most like to live in and why. All entries must be submitted here by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 28. The contest is open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The decision of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
May fortune ever be in your favor.
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »
- ComicMix Staff
The very premise of “Miracles From Heaven” offers an argument against its own existence. If there are miracles everywhere we look, who wants to waste time on a movie this middling? Not that faith-based audiences will object to the unapologetic manipulations in such an innocuous slice of inspirational hokum, especially when it’s served up with the utmost sincerity. Instead the frequently fickle crowd should turn out in droves for a pic that’s a spiritual successor in every way to 2014’s sleeper hit “Heaven Is for Real.” This similarly “based on a true story” tale of a child who claims to have visited heaven and lived to share the good news looks perfectly poised for a blessed run at the box office during the same Easter-season window.
- Geoff Berkshire
Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
It’s hard to argue against the claim that ABC’s new crime drama The Family is little more than a protracted Lifetime original movie. It’s got a set-up that’s somewhere between the gooey melodrama of The Deep End of the Ocean and the shattered family dynamic of The Lovely Bones, and the two hours sent to critics have a generic production value that’s a bit hollow and uninspired in a made-for-tv-movie sort of way. That’s especially clear with the show is held up against the crime drama to beat right now: ABC’S own American Crime.
The Family‘s pilot works arduously as it tries to obliterate that “second-rate” classification, dumping viewers directly into the day Adam (Liam James), who’s been missing for ten years, returns home to his family in Red Pines, Maine. The episode showcases emotional reunions alongside hard-to-look-at scars, »
- Mitchel Broussard
The Irish-American actress is a two-time 'Academy Award' nominee; receiving Best Supporting Actress nomination for her breakthrough role as 'Briony Tallis' in "Atonement" (2007), and a 'Best Actress' nomination for her role as 'Eilis Lacey' in "Brooklyn" (2015).
Ronan has also received three 'BAFTA Award' nominations, two 'Golden Globe' nominations, two 'Screen Actors Guild' nominations and one 'Satellite Award'.
Her feature film debut was in the romantic comedy "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007), followed by roles in "City of Ember" (2008), "The Lovely Bones" (2009), "Hanna" (2011), "The Way Back" (2010), "Byzantium" (2012), "The Host" (2013) and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014).
March 2016, Ronan will make her Broadway debut in a revival of "The Crucible", playing the role of 'Abigail Williams'.
- Michael Stevens
Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Santa Barbara International Film Festival displayed the proper foresight in late November last year when selecting “Room” star Brie Larson and “Brooklyn’s” Saoirse Ronan as first-time tandem recipients of the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award: Both have remained out in front of the best actress Oscar race in a year marked by a number of female-centric narratives, and they continue to lock horns heading into the Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony.
Of course, nothing approaching competitive awareness was on display Monday night as the two ingenues — who have been previously recognized by Sbiff in the Virtuosos sidebar — enjoyed their dual tributes. In fact, they’ve become quite close on the circuit.
Alas, circumstances kept them apart this time — the production of “Kong: Skull Island,” to be specific. The blockbuster sequel has filled Larson’s schedule all season as she has bounced from locations in Vietnam, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD, DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22, the company announced today. In addition, for the first time ever, The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22.
With $647 million worldwide box office and counting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 set the world on fire and enthralled millions of devoted fans across the globe. With a critically acclaimed cast including Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Liam Hemsworth »
- ComicMix Staff
The finale of Hunger Games phenomenon, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is on its way to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download. Along with its release comes the entire Hunger Games Anthology and tons of special features. Read on for more.
On March 8th, 2016, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be available for early Digital Download and March 22nd for the Blu-Ray Combo Pack. On the same day as Part 2's Blu-Ray release, the complete Hunger Games Cinematic Series will be available for fans, and those curious of the series, to watch the entire revolution on Blu-Ray/DVD!
Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
13 items from 2016
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