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The Walk movie review: head in the clouds

2 October 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Puts CGI, IMAX, and 3D (and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to perfect use. Everything here comes with a vertiginous thrill and a delightful enchantment. I’m “biast” (pro): love Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The story of Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 is not a new one to New Yorkers or to film lovers: it was the subject of 2008’s Oscar-winning best documentary feature, Man on Wire (see it if you haven’t already; it’s currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the U.S., though not in Canada or the U.K.). But we haven’t seen that story like this before. Robert Zemeckis has been a cinematic fantasist of the highest order, using magical FX to tell wondrous »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'Ahs: Hotel': Why Lady Gaga Will Leave Fans Cursing in First Episode

30 September 2015 4:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Lady Gaga was in "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," so it's not like "American Horror Story: Hotel" is really her acting debut. But it is her big acting arrival, since she has the lead role -- and it's quite a role. She plays Elizabeth, aka The Countess, the wealthy bisexual doyenne who owns the Hotel Cortez, has a diet of sex and blood (!) and reveals her dark plan right in the first episode.

Speaking of the first episode, that airs next Wednesday, October 7 on FX. Ryan Murphy talked to E! News about the strong reaction fans are going to have to Gaga right away. "She'll give you nightmares," Murphy said. "When you see her you will say 'Holy s-t.'" He later expanded on that same idea, saying, "When you see that first episode when she comes on the screen, you're like, 'Holy s--t.' She has this incredible, »

- Gina Carbone

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Lionsgate U.K. at 10: Market-Savvy Distributor Turns Film Angel

29 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British movie distributor Lionsgate U.K., which was acquired by its Hollywood parent 10 years ago, has always prided itself on its independent and entrepreneurial spirit, and on its support for Brit filmmakers.

“We are passionate about British movies,” CEO Zygi Kamasa says.

The company had previously been known as Redbus Film Distribution, which was co-founded by Kamasa in 1998. An early success was “Bend It Like Beckham.” Recent investments have included “A Little Chaos” and “Brooklyn.” The company has an eclectic taste, embracing Rosamund Pike/David Tennant comedy “What We Did on Our Holiday” and kids’ animation film “Postman Pat: The Movie.”

Kamasa sees his relationship with producers as collaborative; Lionsgate U.K. contributes notes at script stage and market-tests films heavily during post-production. Paul Webster, who produced “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Hummingbird” and “Locke” with Lionsgate U.K.’s backing, says: “By being our local U.K. partner and coming in at the inception, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Entourage’s Adrien Grenier to join Bruce Willis for Marauders

26 September 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Entourage star Adrien Grenier has found his next project in the form of action thriller Marauders, alongside action legend Bruce Willis.

Willis leads the cast of the film, which is being directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night), and features Christopher Meloni (Sin City 2), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Lydia Hall (Escape Plan).

Written by newcomer Michael Cody and Chris Siverston (All Cheerleaders Die), Marauders will see Grenier playing an FBI agent “who is on the trail of bank robbers who give the stolen loot to charity. As he delves further into the investigation, the lawman discovers the trail of secrets that a bank’s owner (Willis) has protected.”

Grenier starred in Entourage for eight seasons, before the film version was released this summer, grossing $44 million worldwide. Willis can next be seen opposite Bill Murray and Kate Hudson in comedy Rock The Kasbah, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Everest movie review: peak experience

14 September 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A spectacular, heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock. See it in IMAX 3D for an enrapturing you-are-there feeling. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is the kind of movie movies were invented for: big, visceral, and intense, a heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock as it takes you places most of us will never get to so as to engage in the sort of life-threatening thrills that, paradoxically, remind us that we are alive. That’s an argument that safety-minded homebodies like me scoff at when risk-takers make it, but Everest makes you understand it deep in your gut.

And this is true even though Everest is the story of what had been the deadliest climbing season on the mountain until the 2014 and 2015 avalanches. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'Wonder Woman' Eyes Villain Roles for Sean Bean and Eva Green

12 September 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next year, kicking off the DC Comics cinematic universe, fans will be introduced to the new Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. Before the actress joins the rest of her new superhero friends in Justice League Part 1, she will star in her own stand alone Wonder Woman movie, set for release on June 23, 2017. Aside from Chris Pine, who is playing Wonder Woman's love interest, Steve Trevor, no other cast members or characters have been confirmed for that project yet. Today we have yet another unconfirmed rumor from Heroic Hollywood, which claims that Warner Bros. is eyeing Eva Green and Sean Bean for villainous roles. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

According to this report, Sean Bean is being eyed to play Ares, the God of War, while Eva Green is being courted to play Circe The Sorceress. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Lady Gaga in Haunting New 'American Horror Story' Trailer

10 September 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Lady Gaga's appearance in the trailer for American Horror Story: Hotel is brief, but she is clearly the star of the latest season of Ryan Murphy's campy horror series.

The new clip, titled "Hallways," gives a glimpse at the ghoulish, dangerous residents of the hotel. The show's stars, including Chloe Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson, are seen roaming the corridors amongst numerous Omen-esque children, mattresses with people sewn in them and blenders filled with blood. The 30-second trailer leads up to a ghostly Gaga in a dramatic wedding dress. »

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Why All Film Directors Should Be Forced To Make A Film For $7,000

30 August 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway argues that every film director should have to make an ultra low-budget film…

This week brought the news that Robert Rodriguez planned to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut, El Mariachi, by making another film for $7,000.

If you don’t know the story of El Mariachi‘s production, then you really should read Rodriguez’s book Rebel Without a Crew, his diary of the making of the film. To raise the money for the film he checked himself into a research hospital to participate in a study and write the script. There he met Peter Marquardt, who he would cast as the bad guy in the film and would later become a video game producer, before sadly dying last year. Rodriguez begged and borrowed favours and equipment to shoot the film (not having a dolly or track for his camera, he used a wheelchair from »

- Neil Calloway

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Barely Lethal movie review: hidden in plain sight

28 August 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Charming and funny, a wonderfully sweet and silly mashup of spy stuff and high-school comedies, like if John Hughes made a James Bond movie. I’m “biast” (pro): desperate for movies about girls and women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Here we go again. After Lila & Eve earlier this summer, here’s another example of a film that, if it were about a guy, would have gotten a big splashy release instead of being shuffled off to the land of VOD. (Arguably, American Ultra is sort of a guy version of this. That opened on 2,778 screens in North America. Barely Lethal opened on 22… after it had been on VOD for a month.) The fact that is stars Hailee Steinfeld, one of the most interesting young actors working today, and in a role that shows off comedy chops I don »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Rahway International Film Festival August 28-30, Rahway, NJ

24 August 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Rahway International Film Festival Is Now Three Days Of All New Independent Films, Seminars, And Parties

Rahway, NJ – July 9, 2015 - Rahway, New Jersey's premier film festival, The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns on August 28-30, 2015 at Ucpac's Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts.

This year’s lineup is full of brilliant films spanning 12 different countries, featuring stars like Juno Temple (Maleficent, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Evan Peters (American Horror Story, Kick-Ass) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy). A highlight of this year’s festival is the introduction of feature length films in addition to the standard short films program, plus a special Saturday night outdoor screening.

The mission of the Rahway International Film Festival is to provide an opportunity for artists worldwide to showcase works that educate, inspire equality, empathy and awareness through film. In keeping with equality, »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Kurt Russell-Starring Bone Tomahawk Acquired by Rlj Entertainment

4 August 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We recently shared the news that Bone Tomahawk would be the closing night film at Fantastic Fest, with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance. Typically festival films will get picked up closer to or following their screening, but we have news that Rlj Entertainment has already scooped up North American distribution rights to this horror western:

Press Release - Los Angeles, August 4, 2015 – Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all U.S. & Canadian rights to the Caliber Media western Bone Tomahawk.  Written and Directed by S. Craig ZahlerBone Tomahawk stars Kurt Russell (Tombstone, Hateful Eight), Patrick Wilson (Insidious, TV’s “Fargo”), Matthew Fox (Alex Cross, TV’S “Lost”), Lili Simmons (“True Detective”, “Banshee”), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge). Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today. Bone Tomahawk marks the first title acquired under the Rlj Entertainment brand. Rlj Entertainment, Inc. previously »

- Jonathan James

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Jessica Alba Defends Honest's Sunscreen Amid Backlash: See What She Wrote in an Open Letter

4 August 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Taking a strong stand! After Twitter erupted with harsh criticism of The Honest Company's zinc-based sunscreen, co-founder Jessica Alba took to her brand's blog on Monday, Aug. 3, to share a heartfelt defense with her consumers. The Sin City: A Dame to Kill For actress, 34, began, "Protecting our loved ones and yours is the reason we founded The Honest Company. As parents, it pains us to hear that anyone has had a negative experience with our Sunscreen. We develop and use Honest Sunscreen to protect our own [...] »

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10 Sh*tty Sequels That Could Be Heading Our Way

30 July 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

The landscape of cinema today is a vastly different and distinctly less-original one than previous decades. Itʼs hard to put your finger on exactly when the tide began to turn, but it’s safe to admit we live in an age of sequel-mania.

Currently there are a staggering 142 sequels either in-production or development across numerous studios. Some are justified and worthy of warranting second instalments, whilst others will strike you as desperate attempts at squeezing out that last remaining trickle of money from a dying franchise.

Here is a selection of the most sh*tty and unnecessary sequels (possibly given the the protracted production of some) heading our way in the next few years.


10. Sin City 3 Dimension Films

Although nothing is set in stone, reports suggest Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller may team-up once again for a third Sin City movie.

The original was innovative and a blood-splattered shot of adrenaline. »

- James Armstrong

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Why Is Lady Gaga's American Horror Story: Hotel Script a Bloody Mess?!

15 July 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lady Gaga's American Horror Story: Hotel promotion is on point. Just days after FX released the first teaser promoting the singer's starring role in the drama, Gaga took to Instagram to show off a very important asset…her script. She captioned the shot above with, "Just doing a bit of monster homework. Horrible lipstick accident. #Ahs." Good to know the first episode of the season is currently titled "Checking In." Also, who do you think she's on the phone with? Ahs: Hotel is far from Lady Gaga's first acting role. Prior to achieving musical stardom she appeared on The Sopranos. She's also lent her voice to The Simpsons and appeared in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete »

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First UK trailer for Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl

2 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a UK trailer has arrived online for director Marielle Heller’s Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl stars Brit Bel Powley (Benidorm), Kristen Wiig (Welcome To Me), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and Christopher Meloni (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and is set for release August 7th.


- Gary Collinson

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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What do The Goonies look like now? Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman

7 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.

Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.

The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Astin also played Lynn McGill in hit Fox TV series 24, provides the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's TV version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and recently appeared in Guillermo del Toro »

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Details announced for Blu-ray release of Barely Lethal

5 June 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment and A24 have announced the release of Barely Lethal, which is set to hit shelves in the Us on August 4th on Blu-ray and DVD.

The action comedy is directed by Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and stars Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City 2) and Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

A teenage special-ops agent (Steinfeld) yearning for a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.

Special Features included are:

–Deleted Scenes

–Audio Commentary with Director Kyle Newman and Actors Dove Cameron and Thomas Mann

–“Back to School: On the Set of Barely Lethal” Featurette


- Scott J. Davis

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New trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower

4 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from this week’s news about a VOD release this July, a new trailer has arrived online for Crackle’s video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower, which we have for you below after the official synopsis…

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.

Dead Rising: Watchtower hits Crackle on March 27th, with a cast that includes Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Once Upon a Time), Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), Dennis Haysbert (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and »

- Gary Collinson

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Week in Review: Rick Baker announces his retirement

29 May 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.

Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.

Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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