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The BBFC and 12 years of 12A: does the system work?

16 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The BBFC has released a video explaining how the 12A system works. But does it make sense, and how effective is it?

In mid-July, it emerged that the Tom Cruise action movie Jack Reacher had received a number of complaints for the intensity of its violence. Jack Reacher, you may recall, was released in a slightly cut form with a 12A certificate last year, and remained an intense and quite violent adaptation of Lee Child’s source thriller novel.

Complaints about the film emerged in the BBFC’s annual report, which stated that a total of 36 people had picked fault with the Board’s rating. “Despite a number of reductions made to scenes of violence to achieve a 12A certificate,” the BBFC said, “those who contacted us considered the film too violent, dark and sadistic for 12-year-olds, and inappropriately presented the hero as a vigilante figure.”

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BBFC launches 12A cinema advert

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British Board of Film Classification aims to increase public understanding of 12A rating after research revealed 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about its meaning.

The BBFC has created an advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means, which will screen in cinemas over the summer from Aug 1.

It follows research that suggested 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate, despite a record number of films being rated 12A in 2013.

A total of 321 movies were given the classification in 2013, including The Hunger Games and Gravity, up from 234 in 2012.

A film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an adult.

The advert reminds parents to check the BBFCinsight – which explains the key classification issues in a film – on the BBFC website for every 12A film before they take a child to see it.

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BBFC launch 12A cinema advert

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British Board of Film Classification aims to increase public understanding of 12A rating after research revealed 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about its meaning.

The BBFC has created an advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means, which will screen in cinemas over the summer from Aug 1.

It follows research that suggested 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate, despite a record number of films being rated 12A in 2013.

A total of 321 movies were given the classification in 2013, including The Hunger Games and Gravity, up from 234 in 2012.

A film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an adult.

The advert reminds parents to check the BBFCinsight – which explains the key classification issues in a film – on the BBFC website for every 12A film before they take a child to see it.

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Interview with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray coming

22 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a 20th anniversary re-release of Neil Jordan’s much-loved vampire tale, Interview With The Vampire, in time to celebrate the film’s big anniversary. The brand-new version will include a new exclusive featurette, as well as all the extra features that were included in the 2008 release. No technical specifications have yet been announced.

When grieving 18th century mortal Louis (Brad Pitt, 12 Years A Slave, World War Z) accepts an offer of everlasting life from charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher), he quickly realizes that his dark gift is also a curse that requires him to kill to survive. An eternity of blood, lust and torment awaits in this thrilling and visually stunning film that redefined the vampire genre.

The Blu-ray will include:

Lestat, Louis, and the Vampire Phenomenon: A conversation with author Anne Rice about her influence on the new »

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Spotlight on Billionaire David Ellison

20 July 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Name: David Ellison Source Of Wealth: Family Bio: Son of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, whose net worth is estimated between 41.8 billion (Bloomberg) and $48 billion (Forbes). Brother of uber-producer Megan Ellison. USC film school graduate. Accomplished acrobatic pilot. Marital Status: Married to actress/singer Sandy Modic. Hollywood Connections: His father once co-owned the 450-foot, $200 million yacht Rising Sun with fellow billionaire and DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen. David Ellison began career as an actor, appearing in and co-financing the 2006 MGM flop “Flyboys.” Founded Skydance Productions label, named for his love of flying. Raised $350 million to co-finance movies with studio partner Paramount Pictures. Re-upped co-financing pact with Paramount through 2018. Films Of Note: “True Grit,” “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol,” “Jack Reacher,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “World War Z.” Combined, those films have made more than $2.4 billion at the global box office—Deadline. Film Projects In The Work: *“Terminator: Genesis.” Director: Alan Taylor. »

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Jack Reacher, The Paperboy and The Wolverine topped BBFC complaints list for 2013

17 July 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Wolverine: should he moderate his language?

Today saw the release of the BBFC's annual report, including a look at how the public responded to films released in 2013. Tom Cruise thriller Jack Reacher attracted the most complaints, with 26 people arguing that its 12A certificate was too low. Complainants felt that it was too violent and that its positioning of a vigilante as a hero sent an inappropriate message. The BBFC has defended its decision by saying it was no more violent than the original Bourne films, which were awarded 12A certificates, and that it quickly becomes clear that Reacher is an anti-hero.

The Wolverine and The Paperboy received 12 complains each, the former because some of the language used was thought to be too strong for a 12A certificate and the latter because some viewers felt it was too explicitly sexual for a 15. "There is no gratuitous focus on the characters’ »

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Jack Reacher most complained about movie as UK sees rise in 12A rating

17 July 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

2013 saw a record rise in movies granted the 12A certificate.

In total 321 big screen releases were rated 12A last year, including box office hit The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the Oscar-winning Gravity.

The number represents a sharp climb from the 234 12A titles in 2012. However, according to BBFC director David Cooke, there is still some consumer confusion about what the certificate means.

Cooke told the BBC that a "significant minority" of 10,000 people polled - 27% - were unclear about the rating.

"It's inherently a slightly more complicated explanation than most," he said, adding that "parents are far better placed than us to judge whether a particular film would give their child too intense an experience or not".

12A releases have now overtaken 15 certificate films. The rating means that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied to the film by an adult.

BBFC launches new guidelines: More weight on theme and »

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Number of new 12A films passes 15s for the first time

16 July 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Jack Reacher attracts the most complaints, the BBFC reveals it classified record numbers of 12A movies in 2013...

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New data released regarding film classification in the UK has revealed that 2013 saw a record number of movies being given the 12A certificate.

In all, 321 films classified by the BBFC in 2013 were given a 12A, up from 234 in 2012. And, for the first time, the number of 12A classified movies overtook the number of films getting a 15 certificate.

The data has come to light in the annual report from the British Board Of Film Classification, which acknowledged that there was a "significant minority" of people who remain puzzled as to what 12A actually stands for.

The most complained about of all 12A films was the Tom Cruise-headlined Jack Reacher, which received 26 complaints. The year before, The Woman In Black was the movie that received the most complaints over its certificate, when »

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Bale Going From Bruce Wayne To Travis McGee in 'Deep Blue Goodbye'

16 July 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few months back, I reported that James Mangold (The Wolverine) was set to direct an adaptation of John D. MacDonald's "The Deep Blue Goodbye." At the time, I noted that based on the description of the book's title character Travis McGee, it sounded like a good gig for Matthew McConaughey.

Here's my description of the character, who would become the protagonist for several more adaptations if Hollywood can successfully launch him with Deep Blue Goodbye:

"The character is described as something of a beach bum in Florida that lives on his houseboat, The Busted Flush, and doesn't do much of anything until he needs money. When he needs to make some cash, he does for-hire jobs helping people get back their missing property as a "salvage consultant," helps and seduces women along the way, and gets himself into various misadventures while on assignments."

Sounds like it would require someone who has the charming, »

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Alec Baldwin in Talks to Join Mission: Impossible 5

10 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Alec Baldwin is in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to join Tom Cruise in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie Mission: Impossible 5

There's still very little known about this sequel, but Variety says that Baldwin’s character "would be a high-ranking CIA officer who oversee [sic] Cruise’s division, similar to the role Lawrence Fishburne had in Mission: Impossible III."

The studio has been on the hunt for a female lead after Jessica Chastain passed on the role. According to the site, the studio is looking at newcomer Rebecca Ferguson to fill the part. Apparently she will play some kind of assassin. The actress is mostly know for her role of Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Woodville) in The White Queen.

I've enjoyed watching this franchise over the years, and the last one, which was directed by Brad Bird, was so damn entertaining. Cruise and McQuarrie worked together on the awesome movie Jack Reacher, »

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Alec Baldwin in talks to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5

10 July 2014 12:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, Blue Jasmine) is in talks to join Mission: Impossible 5. His mission, if he chooses to accept it, is to play a high-ranking CIA officer to oversee Tom Cruise’s division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal, The Matrix) in Mission: Impossible III

All other details about the film have been kept under wraps, though we should likely hear more news soon as it begins production in August for a December 25, 2015 release date. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), the film stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Furguson (The White Queen), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), Simon Pegg (The World’s End) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction).

We’ll have more news about Mission: Impossible 5 as it develops.

The post Alec Baldwin in talks to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson join Mission: Impossible 5

9 July 2014 10:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Cruise has two new recruits for Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 5...

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Production on Mission: Impossible 5 is set to begin later this year, with Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and Christopher McQuarrie directing this time. McQuarrie last directed Cruise in Jack Reacher.

The film is set to shoot mainly in the UK this time, with Simon Pegg also returning. And we now learn that there have been two big new additions to the cast.

Firstly, Alec Baldwin is joining the project, to play the head of the CIA (it'll apparently be a role not dissimilar to that of Laurence Fishburne's in Mission: Impossible III). Then Rebecca Ferguson, next to be seen in Brett Ratner's Hercules, is to take on the female lead role in the new film. Said role is described as "a deadly femme fatale", and it's the part originally linked with Jessica Chastain. »

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Mission: Impossible 5 casts Rebecca Ferguson as female lead

9 July 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The White Queen's Rebecca Ferguson has landed the coveted leading female role in Mission: Impossible 5.

Tom Cruise will reprise his part as Ethan Hunt in the movie, starring opposite Ferguson.

Alec Baldwin is also rumoured to be joining Ferguson and Cruise, Deadline reports.

Jeremy Renner confirmed back in June that he has joined the action feature.

Jack Reacher's Chris McQuarrie will direct M:I5 with plans to begin shooting this August.

As revealed by Cruise, Mission: Impossible 5 will film in London.

Ferguson is best known for her previous roles in The Vatican and the series Nya tider. »

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Alec Baldwin And Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For Mission: Impossible 5

9 July 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Public interest in the Tom Cruise-anchored Mission: Impossible franchise had started to wane after the lackluster second installment, but 2011′s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol did a tremendous job of breathing new life into the blockbuster series by bringing in The Incredibles director Brad Bird and introducing appealing characters played by Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton. So, now that casting for Mission: Impossible 5 is finally getting under way, we’re definitely interested in who’s joining Cruise’s super-spy Ethan Hunt for his next adventure.

Luckily for fans, the main cast of Ghost Protocol, including Renner, Patton and Simon Pegg, is returning, and today brings news that two more terrific actors have been brought into the fold. Deadline reports that 30 Rock alum Alec Baldwin, who previously played another iconic spook in Tom Clancy adaptation The Hunt for Red October, is circling a role in the film, while Variety is »

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Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill in Talks for Hail, Caesar!; Alec Baldwin Eyed for M:I5

9 July 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! already has an extremely impressive line-up which includes George Clooney, Josh BrolinChanning Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, but now two more actors are said to be in talks to join them. The Coen Brothers’ latest big screen caper is described as being set in the 1950s and focusing on a “fixer” who worked for the studios to protect the stars of the day.

According to Variety, Her star Scarlett Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. This mirrors real-life as the actress announced that she was expecting back in March, just weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron was set to begin shooting.

The Wrap adds that we should also expect a 22 Jump Street reunion as Jonah Hill is in talks to play one of the actors who »

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Eyes Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson

9 July 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Alec Baldwin is in negotiations to join Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures' Mission: Impossible 5, while The White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson has emerged as the top choice to play the female lead.

If a deal is finalized, Alec Baldwin will play a high-ranking CIA officer who oversees the division lead by Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt. The role is reportedly similar to Laurence Fishburne's Theodore Brassel in 2006's Mission: Impossible III.

No formal offer has been issued to Rebecca Ferguson, but the actress is reportedly the top choice of both Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie. Jessica Chastain was offered the role back in April, but she ultimately passed because she could not commit enough time to the extensive shoot. Sources indicate that the studio wants the actress to start training in the near future, which would go all the way through to production, scheduled to wrap in January. »

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Alec Baldwin in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 5′

9 July 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alec Baldwin is in negotiations to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

Jack Reacher” helmer Chris McQuarrie is directing this installment. Cruise, Skydance’s David Ellison and J.J. Abrams are producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but sources say Baldwin’s character would be a high-ranking CIA officer who oversee Cruise’s division, similar to the role Laurence Fishburne had in “Mission: Impossible III.” Drew Pearce penned the script.

The studio is still looking to find the female lead after Jessica Chastain passed on the part. The pic is set to bow on Christmas Day 2015.

Baldwin shouldn’t have a problem filling a position of authority after receiving strong reviews as Matt Damon’s commanding officer in “The Departed.”

He is repped by CAA and N2N Entertainment and can be seen next in Cameron Crowe’s untitled film »

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Dwayne Johnson May Follow Robert Ludlum's 'The Janson Directive'

8 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Universal has found success bringing Robert Ludlum's covert asset Jason Bourne to the big screen with a film trilogy starring Matt Damon, and a spin-off franchise starring Jeremy Renner. Now one more might be added to the mix as Variety reports the studio is in early talks with Dwayne Johnson to lead The Janson Directive. Similar to the main character from the Bourne series, the book follows a former consular ops agent who leaves the covert operations behind due to a high number of sanctioned serial killings. Like a less aggressive Jack Reacher, Janson decides to go into business as private security consultant. More below! However, rather than working by himself, Janson teams up with a sharpshooter and only takes assignments that he believes will lead to helping those in need. Universal is hoping this can turn into another viable franchise (after picking up the book in 2011), especially with »

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Universal Wants Dwayne Johnson For Robert Ludlum's Bourne-esque Franchise 'The Janson Directive'

8 July 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tell me if this sounds familiar: a former special ops agent leaves his government gig and goes into business for himself, taking on cases that he believes will help those in need. So sort of a bit of Jason Bourne mixed with Jack Reacher? Sounds about right, and perhaps it's no shocker that "The Janson Directive" comes from the pen of 'Bourne' writer Robert Ludlum. Universal has been sitting on "The Janson Directive" for a few years now, but it looks like they want to get it moving with a big name to bring it to life. Variety reports that Dwayne Johnson is being eyed to lead what is already being called a "Bourne-esque franchise," because obviously. While John Hlavin penned the first draft of the script, the project is going out to new writers, and Johnson himself is apparently keen on the whole thing. And frankly, it's a win »

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Poster for Simon Pegg's Hector and the Search for Happiness

8 July 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It is hard to hate Simon Pegg. The man just oozes likability, and all his roles play to that strength. Hector and the Search for Happiness doesn't seem to be bucking that trend, as you can probably figure out from this poster, which gives us the wiry actor's best attempt at looking rugged. Also top marks to whoever came up with the clever use of the departures board, which does a very good job of summing up the story. Released: 15th August (Irl/U.K.)/ 19th September (U.S.) Synopsis: Hector (Simon Pegg - Shaun of the Dead, The Worlds End, Paul) is an eccentric yet loveable psychiatrist who finds himself at a crossroads in life; his patients just aren’t getting any happier and his life is going nowhere. Feeling trapped between his mundane daily routine and his neurotic girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike - Made in Dagenham, Jack Reacher »

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