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Special La Screening Celebrates Upcoming Diamond Edition Release of Aladdin

28 September 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In celebration of the upcoming Aladdin: Diamond Edition release, Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, hosted a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot and Wamg was there for Sunday’s fun events.

There was a host of fun activities for kids – a coloring table, ring toss, belly dancing lessons and a nice pre-movie breakfast. Youngsters in attendance also left with gifts such as Disney action figures, the iconic fairy wings, and a special Golden Books edition of Aladdin.

For many of the kids in the audience, this was their first time seeing Aladdin, including star Scott Weinger’s own son and his delighted friends, further confirming that this Disney classic holds up through generations.

Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar.

Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Listen To Composer Alan Silvestri’s Score For The Walk

25 September 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

An impossible, but true story, the new film from Robert Zemeckis, The Walk is a live-action, PG-rated entertainment for all audiences, ages 8 to 80. A love letter to the World Trade Center, the film is a 3D and IMAX visual experience, unlike anything audiences have seen.

On August 7, 1974 – the day before Richard Nixon announced he would be resigning from office – Philippe Petit, a French aerialist, surprised the city of New York with a high-wire walk between the towers of the almost-completed and partially occupied World Trade Center. Passersby without a moment to spare stopped in their tracks and looked up. They saw the impossible: a man dancing high in the sky, seemingly in the thin air.

Now, forty years later, Zemeckis – one of cinema’s most accomplished filmmakers at integrating technology in the service of emotional storytelling – is putting moviegoers in Petit’s shoes. The Walk, an epic, big-screen cinematic spectacle, »

- Michelle McCue

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Liam Neeson To Topline Ruben Fleischer’s Action-Comedy The Revenger

18 September 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills have been exploited ad nauseam across the Taken trilogy – and will soon inspire a spinoff TV series – though Deadline is bringing word that the Northern Irish acting veteran is enlisting for Ruben Fleischer’s action-comedy, The Revenger. Yes, after laying siege to most of mainland Europe, Neeson is ready for a new spin on the action genre.

Working from a script served up by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant – best known for their work on Night at the Museum –  Fleischer’s film will set up shop at Universal. Granted, there’s little-to-no information to go on for director’s latest venture behind the camera, but considering the irreverent, self-referential tone of Zombieland coupled with the unbridled silliness of the Museum franchise, we’re hoping that Neeson’s take on what we assume will be title character is more comedy than out-and-out action. »

- Michael Briers

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Liam Neeson and Ruben Fleischer teaming for action comedy The Revenger

18 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has tapped Liam Neeson to star in action comedy The Revenger, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the project comes by way of a pitch from screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, whose credits include Night at the Museum, The Pacifier and Reno 911.

Neeson has recently wrapped two films in Silence and A Monster Calls, and is currently preparing for his role as Douglas MacArthur in the Korean War drama Operation Chromite.


- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: Liam Neeson Set for 'The Revenger'; Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill Touted for Def Jam Bio-Pic

16 September 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Revenger: Liam Neeson is set to star in The Revenger, an action-comedy from the writing team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum). The duo sold the movie on the strength of their pitch, which is being kept under wraps; now they need to write the script. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct. [Deadline]   Def Jam: Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Jonah Hill have been considered by Universal as possible candidates to star as Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, respectively, in a movie about the early years of influential record label Def Jam Recordings. The project is still in the preliminary stages, but the studio recently enjoyed big success with the musical bio-pic Straight Outta Compton. The 1985 film Krush Groove featured a...

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Taken the mick: Liam Neeson to star in action-comedy The Revenger

16 September 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

News from Hollywood, Los Angeles: Liam Neeson is starring in a new action movie. Except it's technically an action-comedy... and it's called The Revenger.

Helmed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, there is no official synopsis accompanying the announcement, but it's pretty clear what is going on: the Taken star is taking the mick out of himself.

This follows in the footsteps of Neeson's glorious cameo in Ted 2, where he also has fun with his action persona. Then there's his voice role as Good Cop / Bad Cop in The Lego Movie, which may well be the best thing he's ever done, ever, ever, ever.

It's the leather-jacketed gunning-and-running that's been paying the Oscar-winning actor's bills of late, with his most recent lead roles being in Taken 3 and the all too similar Run All Night.

The writers for The Revenger are Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the guys behind »

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Liam Neeson Is "The Revenger"

16 September 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has acquired the action comedy pitch "The Revenger" and has set Liam Neeson to star.

The storyline is being kept under wraps but "Reno 911" creators and "Night at the Museum" franchise scribes Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant to are set to pen the script. This insinuates Neeson may well be satirising a genre he has become synonymous with in recent years.

Ruben Fleisher ("Zombieland") will direct and produce alongside David Bernad, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark through their Bluegrass Films and The District film shingles.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Liam Neeson for new action-comedy The Revenger

15 September 2015 10:39 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Just when you thought Taken was a bit non-stop, Liam Neeson signs up for an action movie with a deliberately comedic slant.

Ah, now this seems a bit more fun. If you're tired of the mighty Liam Neeson in Taken sequels, then the news is that his next action movie venture is going to come with a comedic slant.

He's signed up for the lead role in The Revenger, which is being directed by Ruben Fleischer. Fleischer previously helmed Zombieland, 30 Minutes Or Less and Gangster Squad, and this new project has been penned by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (the first two Night At The Museum films).

Full details of The Revenger's plot have been kept under wraps so far, so we just have the tantalising prospect of a Neeson-headlined action comedy to leave you with for the time being. More on the project as we hear it, though. »

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News Briefs: Liam Neeson Set for Action-Comedy 'The Revenger'

15 September 2015 10:26 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Revenger: Liam Neeson is set to star in The Revenger, an action-comedy from the writing team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum). The duo sold the movie on the strength of their pitch, which is being kept under wraps; now they need to write the script. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct. [Deadline]   Def Jam: Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill have been considered by Universal as possible candidates to star as Russell Simmons and...

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Liam Neeson will bring the funny for Ruben Fleischer's The Revenger

15 September 2015 7:52 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

After close to eight years of bringing his own particular brand of action to the big-screen, Liam Neeson will be switching genres and dispensing laughs instead of bullets. Deadline reports that Neeson has signed on to star in The Revenger, a new action-comedy from Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) which will be scripted by the screenwriting team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night At The Museum).... Read More »

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Universal Lands Action-Comedy Pitch ‘The Revenger’ Starring Liam Neeson

15 September 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures Pictures has acquired the action-comedy pitch “The Revenger,” from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant with Ruben Fleischer attached to direct and Liam Neeson set to star.

Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner alongside Fleischer and producing partner David Bernad for The District.

The logline is being kept under wraps.

Neeson most recently starred in “Taken 3” and Warner Bros.’ “Run All Night” and can next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and Focus’ “A Monster Calls.” He is repped by CAA and attorney Mark Stankevich.

Lennon and Garant have written films in the “Night at the Museum” franchise, “Hell Baby,” “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “The Pacifier,” and Comedy Central’s “Reno 911.” They are repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

Bluegrass Films most recently produced “Ted 2” and has a handful of films bowing in »

- Justin Kroll

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Liam Neeson Will Be The Revenger

15 September 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We have now, apparently, reached the stage of Liam Neeson’s action career where he’s ready to take spoofing it to the next natural stage – an entire action comedy on the big screen. All right, so we don’t know for sure that it will be exactly that, but The Revenger sounds like it could be.Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer has come aboard to direct the film for Universal, based on Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant’s script. Little is known about the screenplay besides the name, but given that it comes from the men behind the first two Night At The Museum films, Hell Baby and Balls Of Fury, expect silliness. Neeson has shown he’s more than willing to be funny in the past, most famously still in Extras, but also in the likes of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Lego Movie and Non-Stop. Fleischer, »

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Liam Neeson & Ruben Fleischer Pair In Lennon & Garant Pitch ‘The Revenger’ At Universal

15 September 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures keeps lining them up. The studio has acquired the action comedy pitch The Revenger, with the Night At The Museum scripting team Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant writing for Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer to direct and Liam Neeson to star. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce through their Universal-based Bluegrass Films shingle, along with Fleischer and his producing partner David Bernad through The District. The logline is being kept… »

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Asa Butterfield And Britt Robertson Sci-Fi Film Officially Titled The Space Between Us

8 September 2015 7:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has officially titled their previously untitled intergalactic love story as The Space Between Us, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, President of Stx Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

Set to start production this month, the film stars Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo), Carla Gugino (“Wayward Pines,” Night at the Museum), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, The Longest Ride), Bd Wong (Jurassic World, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), and Janet Montgomery (Black Swan, “Salem”).

In this star-crossed science fiction love story about two teens from different worlds, Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly raised in an experimental colony after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Sixteen years later, Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado and hatches a plan to travel across the universe to meet her. Now, on the run, »

- Michelle McCue

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Francofonia review – eerie look at the Louvre's vulnerable freight

4 September 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bold and confident film from Aleksandr Sokurov roams the corridors of the Paris museum to reflect on its history from the Renaissance to the present

With this sophisticated, complex and thoroughly absorbing film, Aleksandr Sokurov has had another night at the museum reverie, a cine-prose poem or animated installation tableau, weaving newsreel footage with eerie floating images above the streets of contemporary Paris – presumably filmed with a drone – and dramatised fantasy scenes.

Thirteen years after Russian Ark, that renowned single-take movie journey through the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg, Sokurov has now alighted on the Louvre in Paris. Francofonia has all sorts of wayward digressions and perambulations around the idea of French and European culture, and the role of the museum in conserving art and promoting the idea of what it means to be human. I suspect, incidentally, that it was Russian Ark back in 2002 that planted a seed for other film-makers’ thoughts on museums, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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HBO Now September Guide: Here's What Movies Are Being Added, Plus What's Leaving

2 September 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Every week we bring you a guide to what's hitting DVD/Blu-ray shelves and VOD services. Every month we put together an overall calendar guide, plus we highlight the more obscure releases worth checking out, plus the titles hitting and leaving Netflix. But that's not all! If you subscribe to HBO Now, or are thinking of subscribing, here's what you can expect for the month of September.   New Original Programming: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (Season Finale, 9/9) Ferrell Takes the Field (9/12) Project Greenlight (9/13) Doll & Em: Season 2 (9/13) Heroes Cotidianos (9/16) Vice Special Report: Prisons (9/27) San Francisco 2.0 (9/28)   Saturday Night Movies: Wild, 2014 (9/5) Night at the Museum: Secret of the...

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Legendary Bergman on TCM: From Hollywood Career-Ruining Scandal to 3 Oscars and Another Bergman

28 August 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her »

- Andre Soares

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Until Dawn Review

24 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are you one of those people who regularly yells at the TV while watching horror movies, because the characters’ dumb decisions annoy you to no end? If so, your chance to prove how much smarter you are than the average slasher movie victim has arrived, in the form of Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn. Combining horror movies with narrative-focused gaming to create a scary attempt at survival, it’s an instant classic that brings immersion to a whole new level.

Set in what seems to be the remote wilderness of Western Canada, Until Dawn is more of an experience than your average video game. It begins with a bang, then fast forwards a year ahead, to a time where eight friends have decided to culminate for a weekend of wintry remembrance in honour of friends who previously perished. They all ascend a gigantic mountain with the promise of friendship, memories and good times, »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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One Year Later, I Still Miss Robin Williams

11 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It was August 11, 2014. The theater was full with an advance screening of The Giver starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. The red carpet event was live-streamed prior to the showing as stars from the film flooded in and entered the New York City party while we, in Knoxville, Tenn., gazed at the screen.

I checked my phone for the time and came across a message on the screen.

“Actor Robin Williams found dead at his home. He was 63.”

A friend put it best when he said that hearing the news of Williams’s passing surprised him with grief.

It did the same for me.

Now, to this point, Robin Williams was just another face (or voice) on the screen to me. An actor who had given life to Genie in Aladdin, the main character of Flubber, and was Mrs. Doubtfire. Nothing of note, but fun most of the time.

It »

- Zach Dennis

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