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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
Another big week of DVD and Blu-ray releases for genre fans out there as we’ve got several cult classics coming to Blu-ray and more than a dozen indie films headed home on DVD as well on June 23rd. Scream Factory is showing Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers some love on Tuesday with their Collector’s Edition Combo set and Kino Lorber is also giving a high-def overhaul to both Needful Things and The Island of Dr. Moreau too. The provocative horror fantasy Horsehead is also arriving on both Blu and DVD and for any longtime Ryan Gosling fans out there, you’ll undoubtedly want to snag a copy of Young Hercules: The Complete Series which is coming to DVD for the first time ever this week.
A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on »
- Heather Wixson
Scream Factory's Dog Soldiers Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD hits shelves tomorrow:
Synopsis: "A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission even though whoever attacked his men might be hungry for seconds. Help arrives in the form of local girl who shelters them in a deserted farmhouse deep in the forest…but when they realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, it's apparent their nightmare has just begun!
- Derek Anderson
We look back at M Night Shyamalan's much-vilified fantasy movie, and ask if anything could have saved it...
“The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.”
So began Roger Ebert's review of The Last Airbender. It sounds harsh, but Ebert's half-star verdict was fairly representative of the tidal wave of criticism that engulfed director M. Night Shyamalan's most expensive and, ultimately, most derided film yet.
But unlike other misfires from Shyamalan, this wasn't based on his own original idea. It was the first of a planned trilogy based on the beloved Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which was hugely acclaimed for its visual sense, engrossing storytelling and lively, vibrant characters. What went wrong? It's almost harder to try and figure out what, if anything, went right.
Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery is a cinematic hall of self-referential mirrors. The English actress Gemma Arterton plays Gemma Bovery, an English woman who moves to Normandy with her husband, and whose life begins to echo that of Emma Bovary, the protagonist of Madame Bovary, which the 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert wrote and set in Normandy. Meanwhile, a local baker and literature aficionado, played by Fabrice Luchini, marvels at the fact that the great heroine of his youth appears to have found her reincarnation and is living next door. Life imitates art imitating life imitating art. Got all that?First, the good news: This might be the best performance the real-life Gemma (a.k.a. Arterton) has yet given, broken French and all. The actress is best known for stuff like Quantum of Solace, or Clash of the Titans, or Prince of Persia, or Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, in »
- Bilge Ebiri
A traditional destination for Hollywood shoots, Andalusia returned to centerstage last October, when the cities of Seville and Osuna became the “Game of Thrones”’ kingdom of Dorne.
The fifth season of the hit HBO series rolled for 12 days in the Alcazar of Seville, a Moorish castle that doubled up as the Water Gardens of Dorne. In the bullring of nearby Osuna, production spent 13 days filming a four-minute scene with 500 extras.
“Since ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ no other international shoot has generated such popular enthusiasm and media impact,” says Carlos Rosado, prexy of Andalusia Film Commission.
Some 86,000 people initially applied for auditions as extras.
“Game of Thrones’” Andalusia shoot looks location-specific. “When they contacted us, they talked about the Alcazar — that’s what they really wanted, »
- Emiliano De Pablos
Nearly 13 years ago, a British Army unit discovered what lives in the shadows in Neil Marshall's feature film directorial debut, Dog Soldiers, and this summer Scream Factory is revisiting what that doomed group encountered with their Dog Soldiers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD. First announced in 2013, the anticipated release has been pushed back more than once to ensure it's the best possible final version. At long last, the beloved werewolf film will come out on June 23rd and it will be well worth the wait, as the newly revealed special features are enough to make horror hounds drool and howl at the moon with pleasure.
Press Release -- "Six Men. Full Moon. No Chance. The terrifying thriller Dog Soldiers gets the Scream Factory treatment with a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack available June 23rd, 2015. Fans who order their copy from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive Dog Soldiers poster, »
- Derek Anderson
Read More: Gemma Arterton On Life After James Bond, the 'Clash of the Titans' Nightmare and Why She's a 'Quite a Sexual Person' Many British actors often feel trapped behind period pieces, with their difficult costumes and restrictive mannerisms, but that's not an issue facing Gemma Arterton in this classic literary update. Based on Posy Simmonds' graphic novel of the same title, "Gemma Bovery" is a reimagining of Flaubert's literary classic "Madame Bovery." The film's synopsis reads: "Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng) move to the very same Norman village where the novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn't take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the. »
- Casey Cipriani
Having made a huge impression when it screened at the SXSW Film Festival last month, the worldwide rights to psychological thriller The Invitation have been secured by Drafthouse Films – a move that will enable wider audiences to experience the story. The film is the fourth feature from director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Aeon Flux, Jennifer’s Body) and is written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Clash Of The Titans).
The Invitation centres on Will, a man who once enjoyed a happy family life with his wife, Eden, and their young son. This happiness ended, however, when tragedy befell their child and Eden subsequently disappeared. When she reappears, suddenly, after a two year absence, Eden brings with her a new husband, a new group of friends, and what seems to be an entirely new sense of self. At Eden’s invitation, Will attends a dinner party at her home, gradually coming »
- Sarah Myles
It might not have been a particularly surprising occurrence, but it happened all the same. Over the weekend Furious 7 set the record for an opening weekend in April, earning an estimated $143.6 million at the box office (this also makes it the ninth best opening weekend of all time, just so you know). It takes the April record by a wide margin, as it’s the first April release to open to over $100 million, so that should give you some idea of just how unique this opening is. Previously, last year’s $95 million opening for Captain America: The Winter Solider had the record (and before it, two of the other titles in the Fast and Furious franchise had held the honor), but it now belongs to the latest installment in said Fast and Furious franchise. Now, let me try to break down just why it shattered the record like it did. »
- Joey Magidson
“Furious 7″ torched the global box office this weekend, pulling in $384 million and tearing up the record book in the process.
The “Fast and Furious” franchise is a rare series that continues to build momentum more than a decade after the first film debuted. It continues to add new members, such as Jason Statham and Kurt Russell, to the ensemble cast and ups the ante around its action set pieces (you will believe a Lykan HyperSort can fly).
The movie also drew curiosity about the way the series would handle the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, in a 2013 car crash while filming was ongoing.
The mixture of offscreen tragedy and onscreen pyrotechnics created a perfect storm, putting “Furious 7″ on track to be one of the year’s highest-grossing releases and enabling the series about fast cars and the criminals who drive them to reach a new pinnacle. »
- Brent Lang
Most franchises don't make it to movie 7 without losing some of the audience and its precious box office take, but the exact opposite is true when it comes to the Fast and Furious franchise, which continues to gain fans and grow with each new release. Yesterday saw the opening debut of Furious 7, which exceeded expectations, setting a new benchmark for the action-packed saga. The film pulled in an estimated $67.3 million on Friday (which includes Thursday previews).
Furious 7 serves as an emotional farewell for franchise mainstay Paul Walker, who passed away unexpectedly in the midst of shooting this sequel. The film pulled in $15.8 million when it screened in select theaters across the country on Thursday night, beating the previous April record holder for Thursday screenings, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That Marvel release took in an estimated $10.2 million when it opened at this time last year. Furious 7 expanded into over 4,000 theaters on Friday, »
The story follows a young girl who is getting over her mother's death. Out surfing, she is attacked by a shark and finds herself stranded on a buoy, twenty yards off shore.
With a massive great white shark standing in her way between the buoy and the beach, she must get back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct the shark attack thriller In the Deep for Sony Pictures. The script by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street) sparked a heated bidding war last September, in which Sony beat out Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox. The script landed on the 2014 Black List as one of the top unproduced screenplays of the year.
The story follows a young girl, mourning the recent loss of her mother, who goes surfing on a remote beach. After being attacked by a shark, she finds herself stranded on a buoy, 20 yards off shore, with this massive great white shark standing in her way between the buoy and the beach. She must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries. The script has been described as a cross between 127 Hours, Gravity and the shark classic Jaws.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's time for another shark thriller in the vast ocean. After bringing genre flicks like the first two installments of The Transporter franchise and the remake of Clash of the Titans to the big screen, as well as the magician heist crowd-pleaser Now You See Me, Deadline reports director Louis Leterrier has boarded In The Deep. The script by Anthony Jaswinski made the Black List with a story about a lone female surfer attacked by a shark at sea and ends up stranded on a reef, trying to get back to shore before her injuries become fatal. It's Gravity meets Jaws. Shark dramas haven't fared so well, if only because Jaws has made it impossible for many other films with the sharp-toothed ocean killer to measure up. The next best candidate has probably been Open Water while »
- Ethan Anderton
The story centers on a young woman who’s surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded on a buoy by when a great white shark that’s between her and the shore.
Leterrier is repped by Wme.
- Dave McNary
Unbroken follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps.
The inspirational biopic is on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 24, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Directed by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Unbroken chronicles the unbelievable true story about triumph over tribulation and the resilient power of the human spirit.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Unbroken is packed with exclusive bonus content that dives deeper into the life of Louie Zamperini and the legacy he left behind. Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack are deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes interviews and a closer look at the life of the real Louie »
- Movie Geeks
Like many of you, I was pretty surprised and more than a little bit delighted when Liam Neeson made the next act in his illustrious career an action packed one. No one expected Taken to be a hit, or as satisfyingly enjoyable as it was, but it signaled a new trajectory for Neeson. That’s been all well and good, but one thing that it’s cost us is his performances in Oscar fare. Since Taken, Neeson has more or less dropped off of the Academy’s radar, with only one upcoming project hopefully set to return him to prestige territory. I like when he kicks ass, like he does in Friday’s new release Run All Night, but I prefer it when he contends for awards. Neeson is a very strong dramatic actor and certainly very solid as an action hero, but it’s the former where he’s really been able to shine. »
- Joey Magidson
Y’all ready for Soflotus?
Per EW.com, Harmony’s presence will not only reveal Mellie’s past, but possibly jeopardize her presidential ambitions.
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* Calling all Community fans! The comedy’s Season 6 premiere will »
Izabella Miko (Clash Of The Titans) has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s firefighter drama Chicago Fire. The Polish-born actress will play Katya, a sexy, alluring, and flirtatious stripper from Eastern Europe who dreams of a future beyond working at a club but gets in a dark situation. She is repped by Global and Primary Wave. Tania Raymonde, who coincidentally has done an arc on Chicago Fire, is set for a recurring role on the second season of TNT’s action drama The… »
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