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Pawn Sacrifice Review [Tiff 2014]

15 September 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Edward Zwick is a great filmmaker, but he rarely gives you subtlety. Some have criticized his medium-to-large-budget action films – titles that include Glory, Defiance and Blood Diamond – as too simplistic, which would have stained those efforts more if they were not so compelling and exciting. So, to hear that the director was behind a film about the introspective game of chess and its most famous player, the complex and controversial Bobby Fischer, was nerve-wracking. Would the film skimp on the nuances of the New York chess sensation? Could the Last Samurai director figure out a way to depict the game in an inventive way onscreen?

Well, although Zwick has still not managed to find a way to visually communicate the game of wits and cunning, he has still made a biopic and thriller that should entertain those who do not even know how to play chess. Pawn Sacrifice is a »

- Jordan Adler

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Guardians of the Galaxy crosses $600 million worldwide, first movie of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically

13 September 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After becoming Marvel’s biggest-franchise starter at the global box-office by overtaking the haul of 2008’s Iron Man earlier in the week, James Gunn’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now become the first release of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically and has also crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. Having opened in Japan yesterday, and with a Chinese release still to come, Guardians certainly has a good chance of becoming the highest-grossing comic book movie of the year, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on $708 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past on $745 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, »

- Gary Collinson

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Toronto: Tobey Maguire and Edward Zwick on Studios’ Lack of Adult Dramas

9 September 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Tobey Maguire, it was a 10-year-journey to get his drama about chess player Bobby Fischer on the big screen. After many false starts, he finally secured enough financing for the $16 million picture, “Pawn Sacrifice,” which premieres at Toronto on Thursday night. Director Edward Zwick shot the film in 40 days in Montreal starting last fall.

Both Maguire (who plays Fischer) and Zwick sat down with Variety to talk about the project, and why they think studios aren’t interested in serious dramas anymore.

Tobey, what made you want to be a producer?

Maguire: I had some time on my hands.

Why?

Maguire: Well, it wasn’t like I was acting in movie after movie. I just started going, “All right, let me find things that I want to develop or try to build into movies that I want to make, because I’m not seeing scripts I want to do. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Tiff 2014: Edward Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' Reexamines Bobby Fischer

8 September 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ever since first seeing Searching for Bobby Fischer when I was a young kid, I've been intrigued by chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer and the very odd life he lived. While a few other films have been made about him, or the brilliant game(s) of chess he played, I haven't come across too much that has covered his life or dramatized it in a way that has provided this much depth. The latest film from Edward Zwick (of Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, Defiance), titled Pawn Sacrifice, was once in the works with David Fincher at the helm, and stars Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer telling his life story from young chess prodigy to grandmaster and world champion. It's a solid reexamination of an eccentric historic figure. Zwick's take on Fischer's life isn't straightforward or groundbreaking, but doesn't have any tricks up its sleeves either. Pawn Sacrifice »

- Alex Billington

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Iron Man to become Marvel’s biggest franchise-starter at the global box office

8 September 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having retained top spot at the Us box office this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy has now pushed its worldwide box office haul to $586 million, overtaking the total of 2008’s Iron Man to become Marvel Studios’ highest-grossing franchise starter. Reacting to the news, James Gunn posted the following message on Facebook:

Guardians of the Galaxy box office just passed up Iron Man, making us the biggest Marvel franchise-starter yet. And we still haven’t opened in Japan, China, or Italy.

If I had a penny for every time someone said making a Marvel movie with a talking raccoon was dumb and that Guardians was going to bomb, I’d probably have just about the amount of money Guardians has made so far. So I’m glad I spent that time making a film instead of counting people and their opinions, because we’re still going strong. Also, making the »

- Gary Collinson

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James Gunn details the original plan for Stan Lee’s Guardians of the Galaxy cameo

3 September 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an appearance at Dragon Con this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed the original plan for Stan Lee’s customary cameo in superhero space opera, whereby the Marvel legend would have been part of The Collector’s museum, giving the bird to Groot from within a glass case. Following reports that Disney blocked the idea, Gunn has now detailed the scene, and explained why the decision was made to scrap the cameo in favour of what we eventually saw on screen:

At a panel on Sunday at Dragoncon, I talked about a deleted @realstanlee cameo in Guardians, and promised the folks there I’d post a photo on Instagram – so here it is! As you can see, this is not Stan, but a double. In the original cut of the film, when the Guardians enter the Collector’s museum, Rocket looks over and sees Cosmo »

- Gary Collinson

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Early concept art of Jason Momoa as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy

2 September 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Before Dave Bautista took on the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, former Game of Thrones star – and potential future Aquaman – Jason Momoa was in talks for the part, although negotiations ultimately broke down. Still, thanks to concept artist Andy Park, we now have an idea of how Momoa could have looked as the Destroyer…

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, »

- Gary Collinson

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014

30 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having crossed the $500 million mark earlier in the week, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now overtaken Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing release of 2014 in North America. Guardians is projected to finish the Labor Day weekend with around $277 million in total, and is expected to fend off competition from The November Man and As Above, So Below to retain top spot over the four-day weekend.

It is also pretty much assured that the space opera will become the first movie to hit $300 million domestically, providing a shot in the arm to the North American box office, which has suffered its worst summer since 2006, with ticket sales down 15% from last year.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Barnes is the Seventh Son in new trailer with Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

29 August 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

“I’ve been searching for you, Mr. Ward.”

Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray, The Chronicles of Narnia) stars in next year’s Seventh Son, the film adaptation of The Spook’s Apprentice, which is the first installment in Joseph Delaney’s best-selling The Wardstone Chronicles.

Tom Ward’s (Barnes) quite life as a farmhand is upended when he learns that he is the eponymous seventh son of a seventh son. As such, he is able to see supernatural beasts, a useful talent for someone now under the wing of a warrior -- the mysterious Master John Gregory a.k.a. “The Spook” (Jeff Bridges) -- who fights off evil spirits for a living.

The Spook’s most dangerous enemy? The witch queen Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore).

Seventh Son also stars Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Djimon Hounsou(Blood Diamond), and Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer), and »

- Sasha James

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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' DVD and Blu-ray Releases November 11

29 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014's highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How to Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation's critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Digital HD October 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD November 11.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, the next chapter to the Academy Award nominated film released in 2010, is "sensational...an instant animated classic, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron details! Bond villain update!

29 August 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.

So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with »

- Oliver Davis

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-Ray Gets Detailed and Dated

29 August 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

One of the best animated films in the Summer is coming home to blu-ray this November, 20th Century Fox has just revealed.  If you loved How to Train Your Dragon 2 (which it seems just about everyone did), and have been anxiously awaiting your chance to see it again, now you know when to makr your calendars.  Come inside to find out when you can own this movie and what special features will be included!

Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014’s highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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‘Seventh Son’ Trailer #2 & Poster: Fight the Darkness

28 August 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Remember Seventh Son? The next big-budget genre movie from Legendary Pictures (Pacific Rim, Godzilla) was, at one point, scheduled to open in theaters in February 2013; it’s now slated to arrive on the scene two years later than that. Admittedly, that not all the fault of the filmmakers behind the fantasy/adventure, as it got caught up in the divorce between Legendary and Warner Bros. back in 2013 – resulting in the movie eventually being scooted away to an early 2015 launch.

A second theatrical trailer for Seventh Son has dropped at last (see above); it contains a healthy amount of new footage that’s heavy on CGI supernatural beasts, but doesn’t exactly do much to distinguish this movie’s hero’s journey storyline from countless ones that’ve come before. The film’s script was penned by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) and Steve Knight (Locke, Click to continue reading ‘Seventh Son »

- Sandy Schaefer

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Guardians of the Galaxy crosses $500 million worldwide

27 August 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a great weekend at the Us box office, which not only pushed it back to the number one spot but also made it the biggest movie of the summer, Disney announced today that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now crossed $500 million worldwide.

The James Gunn directed space opera has now earned $255.2 million domestically and $245.3 million internationally with the movie yet to be released in several key markets including Germany, Italy, Japan and China, the latter of which has proven to be a huge money maker in 2014.

It’s soundtrack Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has also made it two weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, »

- Luke Owen

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‘Prisoner of War’ DVD Review

26 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, John Heard, Michael Welch, John Robinson, Elijah Kelley, Scott Patterson, Jermaine Williams, Cru Ennis, Bernhard Forcher, Luis Bordonada, Jerry Hernandez | Written and Directed by Luke Moran

This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him.

War. What is it good for? Well seemingly it’s good for churning out war film after war film. Some bad. Some good. Thankfully Prisoner of War falls into the latter camp. Produced by the same people behind Traffic and Blood Diamond, the films is loosely based »

- Phil Wheat

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the biggest domestic release of the summer

24 August 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Guardians of the Galaxy approaches the half billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office, the film has now overtaken Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing domestic release of the summer. The Marvel Studios release grossed $246 million by close of play yesterday, compared to Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $243.3 million haul, and will return to the top of the U.S. box office chart this weekend after two weeks trailing in second behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win Prisoner of War on DVD

23 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the producers of Traffic and Blood Diamond, Prisoner of War is a shocking and compelling war film based on true events at Abu Ghraib that shocked the world in 2004.

To support the release of Prisoner of War out on DVD and for download this week, we have a DVD copy to give away! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi, Argo), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him. Also stars Sarah Paxton (Aquamarine), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga) and John Heard (Home Alone).

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- Gary Collinson

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Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy

22 August 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Guardians of the Galaxy returns to the top of the U.S. box office, Marvel Studios has dropped an ‘Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1′ featurette, which sees the cast discussing the soundtrack of the superhero space opera; check it out below…

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic »

- Gary Collinson

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Guardians of the Galaxy passes $400 million at the global box office

17 August 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel StudiosGuardians of the Galaxy has hit another milestone at the box office, passing the $400 million mark this weekend with a worldwide cume of $418.7 million. The film has earned $222.3 million in North America and $196.4 million internationally, and is still to open in several markets including China and Japan. In terms of the McU, it has now outgrossed The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million) and is closing in fast on Thor’s haul of $449.3 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and features a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, »

- Gary Collinson

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New images from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

15 August 2014 2:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’ve not seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, you’ll probably want to skip this post…

Yesterday Marvel Studios released the dancing Groot scene from Guardians of the Galaxy (which we have for you here), and now a batch of high-resolution images have popped up online via Stitch Kingdom, which includes a couple of shots of Nathan Fillion’s monstrous inmate, as well as Howard the Duck

 

Guardians of the Galaxy is out now, with a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly »

- Gary Collinson

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