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Netflix Announces 'Crouching Tiger 2' as First Original Movie

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global &#160Imax theaters on August 28, 2015.


Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.


Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer and directorWoo-ping Yuen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf.


The film is to be the first of several major films backed by »

- MovieWeb

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Netflix, Weinstein Co. Bust Windows With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel Day-and-Date Release

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer.

The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is slated for a Aug. 28, 2015, debut. Produced by Weinstein Co., the movie is the first of several major films to premiere day-and-date both on the Svod service (at no extra charge) and in select IMAX theaters worldwide.

Netflix has been eyeing day-and-date releases of movies, as chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a keynote last year at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. The launch of the movie is likely to catch the ire of exhibitors — who have in the past viewed digital encroachment on theatrical windows as a threat.

Meanwhile, Netflix already has an output deal with Weinstein Co. »

- Todd Spangler

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Oscar-winning 'Apollo 13' sound mixer set for career achievement honor

11 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Whether you knew it or not, you've been listening to sound mixer David Macmillan's work for years. There's early stuff, like "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Birdy" and "SpaceCamp" (yes!). There's recent stuff like "Twilight," "Hancock" and "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin." And there's the Oscar-winning stuff scattered throughout, like "The Right Stuff," "Speed" and "Apollo 13." The guy is a legend in the field, so of course he's a great fit for the Cinema Audio Society's (Cas) Career Achievement Award. Macmillan began his career over half a century ago as an apprentice in Canadian television before eventually connecting with Francis Ford Coppola. The "Godfather" director was in the process of building American Zoetrope in San Francisco and hired Macmillan to run the company's mixing facility. From there, his career took off. He has more than 80 feature films to his credit, the three aforementioned Oscars (he won every time he was nominated), collaborations with Oliver Stone, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Brutal Mixed Martial arts action-adventure Busts Out New Trailer

12 September 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

A mixed martial arts action-adventure, Brutal is helmed by writer/director Donald Lawrence Flaherty. The film feature fight sequences created by two of Hollywood’s top stunt performers Colin Follenweider and Christ Torres. Starring Morgan Benoit (The Forbidden Kingdom), David Mattey (Hancock) and Stacy Jorgensen (Grey Skies), Brutal is also the feature film debut for former All-American and New York Giants offensive lineman Jeff Hatch


Brutal centers on Trevor (Morgan Benoit), abducted … Continue reading → »


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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Jason Bateman talks Tiff'sThis Is Where I Leave You

3 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ah, family. It’s the cement of civilization, the source of many people’s most reliable love, and the folks who have to take you in when no one else will.

And if families weren’t so serioulsy screwed up, Jason Bateman might not have a career.

The actor, who got his start as a child on such family-oriented series as "Little House on the Prairie," "Silver Spoons" and "Valerie," owes much of his adult success to playing Michael Bluth on the hit TV series "Arrested Development."  Bluth was one of the “sane, conservative, everyman, straight men that I always play,” says the 45-year-old actor. Often those straight men of his exist within a family of lunatics.

Since "Arrested Development," Bateman has played similar roles in films as diverse as Hancock, Juno, Couples Retreat, The Change-Up, The Switch and even the slapsticky Identity Thief, all of which placed him in some family-related, »

- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine

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First Look at Paul Rudd in Ant-man

19 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Yesterday marked the first day of principal photography for Ant-Man. If I’m to be honest, I’m still a bit bummed that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left the project. I think their take on the Marvel Universe could have been one akin to James Gunn’s approach to Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, we are still getting an Ant-Man film and the casting is pretty great. We also have a look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang Aka Ant-Man.

From the Press Release

San Francisco, California (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Set for release in »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Filming Begins on Ant-Man, Full Cast List Revealed

18 August 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Marvel universe continues its expansion today with filming commencing on Ant-Man. As cameras begin to roll in San Francisco, more cast details surfaced and we now know who’s joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and the rest of the film’s core cast.

Headlining the new cast additions to Ant-Man are Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, and Judy Greer. They join a cast led by Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man). In Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) was announced to play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, while Corey Stoll (The Strain) was revealed to portray antagonist Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, a former protégé of Pym’s who takes a dark path after getting his hands on his mentor’s shrinking suit technology.

Marvel hired director Peyton Reed to replace director »

- Derek Anderson

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'Ant-Man' Adds 'Mad Men' Star John Slattery and Judy Greer

18 August 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, director Peyton Reed announced the official start of production on Marvel's Ant-Man. Marvel Studios and Disney have now issued the official press release, which includes several cast additions including Judy Greer, Mad Men favorite John Slattery, comedian Neil Hamburger (aka Gregg Turkington) and rapper T.I. It also reveals that this Marvel Phase 3 adventure will shoot in San Francisco and Atlanta.

Here is the official PR:

Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel's Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics' original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film's production.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On; The Weird Al Show) and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel’s Ant-man Starts Production in San Francisco – Scheduled For July 17, 2015 Release

18 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-man.

The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, »

- Michelle McCue

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Will Smith Reunites With Fresh Prince Collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff at Las Vegas Pool Party: Picture

18 August 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Summer, summer, summertime! Fresh Prince fans in Las Vegas got a special treat this weekend when Will Smith reunited with DJ Jazzy Jeff for a special performance at the Palms Casino Resort pool party on Friday, Aug. 15. The 45-year-old Hancock actor took to his Facebook page this weekend to share a photo of their reunion, writing, "In Vegas at a pool party with Jazzy. This dude is Ridiculous on the tables!!!!! Still." As seen in video obtained by TMZ, Smith was at the event to support his [...] »

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Tim Key Q&A as it happened

12 August 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Enigmatically droll comedian Tim Key is in Edinburgh with his show Single White Slut, and hes answered your questions from what it was like being trussed in tinfoil for the Alan Partridge movie to considering wrestling with Shaun Murphy on a snooker table onstage in Sheffield

2.31pm BST

And with that, Tim heads off into the Fringe. His show Single White Slut is at the Grand until Monday 25 August thanks to him and to everyone who asked questions.

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Gingification asks:

If I could only watch one show at the fringe this year with slut in the title, which show should it be?

One with that in the title would be Single White Slut. 9.40 at The Grand. One without would be Monsieur Butterfly, by Alex Horne. I watched it last night and it blew my mind. He's at 8.10, so we don't clash.

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DonBricks asks:

What is the best rhyme for wooden? »

- Guardian Stage

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Jason Bateman steals Olivia Wilde from Billy Crudup in The Longest Week

29 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Jason Bateman seems to get quite a few hot ladies in his feature film career. Whether it be Charlize Theron in Hancock or Jennifer Aniston in The Switch, Bateman has gotten a chance to film romantic scenes with some of the hottest ladies in Hollywood. After appearing together in The Change-up, Bateman will get another change to bed Olivia Wilde in the upcoming The Longest Week. In this new trailer for the romantic comedy, Bateman plays a variation of his typical everyman/borderline douche »

- Alex Maidy

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Akiva Goldsman Producing Space Invaders' Video Game Adaptation

18 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything. The original video game features a row of aliens shifting towards a hero trying to blast them away while hiding behind big blocks. The simplicity of the game opens up the film to be something much bigger like Battleship, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Akiva Goldsman Producing ‘Space Invaders’ Movie

18 July 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Akiva Goldsman has signed on to develop and produce a Space Invaders movie based on the classic Taito video game. Goldsman, who is known for I Am Legend and Hancock, and who just directed Winter’s Tale, will produce with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. More details on the Space Invaders movie after the jump. Warners bought Midway […]

The post Akiva Goldsman Producing ‘Space Invaders’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Will Smith Eyes Football Concussion Picture for Writer-Director Peter Landesman

3 June 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After recently dropping out of Julius Onah's Brilliance, Will Smith's schedule is pretty open.  Sure, he's got a few announced films, including a Hancock sequel and a third installment of Bad Boys, but his original film slate is pretty empty.  Enter an untitled picture from writer-director Peter Landesman, who adapted the GQ article, "Game Brain."  The Ridley Scott-produced picture set up at Sony is described as "a drama focusing on the debilitating effects that concussions are having on our sports heroes, and the role that league owners play in allowing it to happen."  Hit the jump for more on Smith's potential role. As Deadline reports, Smith is circling the role of "Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuro-pathologist who was a total outsider and made the first discovery of Cte, the concussion syndrome that has been fatal in contributing to the suicides of former superstars like Dave Duerson and Junior Seau. »

- Dave Trumbore

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'Lone Survior' Interview with Ben Foster | Exclusive

3 June 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Foster is no stranger to portraying real-life characters, taking on the literary icon William S. Burroughs in Kill Your Darlings and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in an upcoming untitled biopic. The multi-talented actor takes on one of the most challenging roles of his career in Lone Survivor, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD June 3. The action-thriller is adapted from the best-selling memoir written by former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg), who was part of a four-man mission along with Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matt "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) to capture Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in 2005. Their mission quickly turned into a nightmare, as they were ambushed and highly outnumbered as they try to make it out of enemy territory in one piece.

I recently had the chance to speak with Ben Foster over the phone about taking on this heroic character, the training he went through, »

- MovieWeb

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The West Is A Dangerous, Immature Place In New Clips And Pics From A Million Ways To Die In The West

26 May 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This week, audiences will finally get the chance to see Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, the Family Guy funnyman’s cinematic follow-up to 2012′s smash hit Ted. At this point, it would be very surprising if the film didn’t do well at the box office. Whether the comedy Western succeeds with critics, however, is a different question entirely.

Ted definitely had its moments, but was noticeably scattershot, particularly in its second half. The clips we’ve seen from A Million Ways to Die in the West are mostly funny, to be sure, but they’re also pulled from most of the same scenes. Now, thanks to Collider, we have a compilation of new clips, which warranted a few chuckles on my end but nothing more. A new set of images, which you can also check out below, contain some funny visual gags, character shots and one behind-the-scenes pic. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Prometheus' star Noomi Rapace joins Will Smith in sci-fi-superhero film 'Brilliance'

14 May 2014 7:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) After taking on superheroes through a godly lens in "Hancock," Will Smith is set to return to the world of powered individuals, albeit under more of a science fiction premise. Smith is the star of the upcoming film "Brilliance," based on Marcus Sakey’s novel about a world where a small portion of the population is born with extraordinary abilities; these people are called “brilliants.” Now, Deadline reports, he has some company in the "Brilliance" cast: Noomi Rapace. The "Prometheus" actress has joined the Julius Onah-directed and Legendary Entertainment-produced film, though the specifics of her role are unknown. »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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Convergence: The Making of Divergent

2 May 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats to production visual effects supervisor Jim Berney, visual effects producer Greg Baxter; and visual effects supervisors Matt Dessero, Marshall Krasser, and Berj Bannayan about bringing a dystopian Chicago to the big screen…

Greg Baxter

“I hadn’t work with Lionsgate or Summit before,” explains VFX Producer Greg Baxter (Jack the Giant Slayer) who was recruited to become a member of the Divergent production team led by filmmaker Neil Burger (The Illusionist).  “There was a long stage of ‘Do you green light or do you not?’  By the time the button was hit they were racing to get it going.  It all happened over the holidays with a bunch of phone calls where they were vetting me and I jumped right in.  A lot of the crew had the same experience.  I’m not the young adult target audience so I quickly read the books and script.  I »

- Trevor Hogg

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