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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Honors Talent Working in Front of and Behind the Camera

23 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Casey Affleck

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An Academy Award-winner for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” (2016), Affleck will receive his kudo prior to a screening of “A Ghost Story,” in which he stars. Affleck, along with helmer-writer David Lowery, will introduce the film. Affleck starred in Lowery’s debut film “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013) and recently completed production on Lowery’s “The Old Man and the Gun.”

Like his older brother, multi-hyphenate Ben, Casey Affleck has a parallel career as a writer-producer-director. He is in post on his second feature as a helmer-writer, “The Light of My Life,” in which he also stars.

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James Newton Howard

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American composer and songwriter Howard will conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his music for the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in front of Hotel Thermal on June 30, during the fest’s opening. Howard is currently preparing for his first live concert tour, a celebration of career highlights, with music, spoken word and video, that will visit 20 European cities.

Howard has composed music for more than 120 films, including Academy Award-nominated scores for “Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Village,” “The Fugitive,” “The Prince of Tides” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” — not to mention Oscar-nominated songs for “Junior” and “One Fine Day.”

In addition to his contributions to film and television music, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning Howard has also composed concert pieces for the Pacific Symphony.

Paul Laverty

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Laverty wrote the scripts for 12 features and two short films directed by Ken Loach, beginning with “Carla’s Song” (1996). Their most recent collaboration, “I, Daniel Blake” (2016), won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Laverty wrote the screenplay for Loach’s first Palme d’Or winner, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006). His credits with Loach include “My Name Is Joe,” (1998), a Cannes lead actor-winner for Peter Mullan and Cannes screenplay winner “Sweet Sixteen” (2002).

He also writes screenplays for his partner, the Spanish director and actress Icíar Bollaín.

Ken Loach

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An activist as well as one of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Loach worked briefly in theater before starting as a director for BBC television in the early 1960s. There, he helmed ground-breaking dramas such as “Up the Junction” and “Cathy Come Home.” The impact of the latter led to a change in Britain’s homeless laws. Acclaimed early features such as “Poor Cow” (1967) and “Kes” (1969) brought his trademarks of social realism and compassion to the big screen.

Even though Loach’s 50-plus-year career includes a dark period when he couldn’t get a project off the ground and he directed commercials to support his family, he has been extraordinarily prolific. Undoubtedly, this is due in part to his on-going collaboration with producer Rebecca O’Brien and long-term partnerships with screenwriters including Barry Hines, Jim Allen and perhaps most fruitfully, Paul Laverty. Loach is also known for introducing exciting new acting talents.

Jeremy Renner

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Actor, producer, musician and two-time Oscar-nominee Renner will receive his kudo at the fest’s closing gala on July 8. Renner will also introduce the crime thriller “Wind River,” directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Known for his intensity and ability to fully embody the characters he portrays, Renner received early critical acclaim as a serial killer in “Dahmer” (2002). He later established himself through roles in action and war movies, garnering an Oscar nomination for lead actor in Kathryn Bigelow’s war tale “The Hurt Locker” (2008). A supporting actor nom followed two years later for Ben Affleck’s bank heist drama “The Town” (2010).

Renner’s extensive filmography balances big-budget blockbusters such as “The Avengers” and “Mission: Impossible” series with more complex roles in “American Hustle” and “Arrival.”

In 2012, he formed the production company The Combine, with partner Don Handfield, to create, develop and produce high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences.

Uma Thurman

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The sensual, statuesque American actress and producer Uma Thurman will receive her honor on June 30, during the fest’s opening night. An Oscar-nominee for Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994), Thurman’s memorable acting career is notable for her collaboration with iconic helmers.

Thurman was only a teenager when she made an impact in Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) and Terry Gilliam’s surreal “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (1988). However, the part of Mia Wallace in Tarantino’s sensational “Pulp Fiction” marked a turning point, garnering her numerous awards and nominations. Another successful Tarantino collaboration followed nearly a decade later with the cult double-header: “Kill Bill: Vols. 1 and 2” (2003, 2004). She received two Golden Globe nominations for her role as The Bride.

Thurman ultimately nabbed a Golden Globe for for her role in Mira Nair’s made-for-tv feature “Hysterical Blindness” (2002). She produced “The Accidental Husband” (2008) and the forthcoming “Girl Soldier.”

Václav Vorlíček

President’s Award

Renowned for his work for younger audiences, director-writer Vorlíček, 87, will receive an honor for his artistic contribution to Czech film.

Vorlíček teamed with writer and director Miloš Macourek, to form an original creative partnership responsible for a distinctive chapter in the development of Czech film. Their poetic vision, in which real life comes up against elements of fantasy, remains unique to this day.

Prime examples of Vorlíček and Macourek’s work include the “comic book” comedy “Who Wants to Kill Jessie?” (1966); the sci-fi comedy “You Are a Widow, Sir!” (1970).

Another comedy that employs fairytale motifs in contemporary Prague titled “How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer” (1974); the TV series “Arabela” (1979-80); and “Rumburak” (1985).

Vorlíček is also known for his fairytale films, especially the comedy “The Girl on the Broomstick” (1971) and “Three Wishes for Cinderella” (1973), now a perennially popular Christmas classic on Czech television.

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Next Godzilla Film And Tag Movie Begin Production

22 June 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film, which began principal photography on June 19, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.

Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).

Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

Meanwhile, Tag! You’re It!

Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy “Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

The film also stars Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me”) and Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”).

Tomsic directs from a screenplay written by Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) and Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”), based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It.” The film is produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen and Sean Robins, with Hans Ritter serving as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.

Tag” is set for a June 29, 2018, release.

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The House In St. Louis

20 June 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

In Theaters June 30, 2017.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of The House on June 28 in the St. Louis area.

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‘Cowboy Bebop’ is Getting a Live-Action TV Series

6 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Way back in 2008, Keanu Reeves was pegged to star as Spike Spiegel in a live-action film adaptation of the influential 1998 anime series Cowboy Bebop. An ambitious script was written by Peter Craig (The Town), but it may have ultimately been a bit too ambitious: Reeves speculated it would cost $500 million to film it, […]

The post ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is Getting a Live-Action TV Series appeared first on /Film. »

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See you space cowboy! A live-action Cowboy Bebop is in development with Thor: Ragnarok writer

6 June 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The popular 1990s anime series Cowboy Bebop is getting the live-action treatment for television.

Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok scribe Christopher Yost is currently working on the development with Tomorrow Studios and ITV Studios. Yost has also worked on animated TV shows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

First debuting in 1998, Cowboy Bebop tells the story of spaceship The Bebop, whose ship comprises of loner bounty hunters tracking down criminals so they can afford to eat. Among the crew is the cool and collected Spike, pilot Jet, femme fatale Faye, hacker Ed and Welsh corgi Ein. Although critically acclaimed and lauded with praise and awards, the show only ran for 26-episodes but is fondly remembered for its gorgeous animation. In its early days, Cowboy Bebop was cut from its station TV Tokyo because of its adult aesthetic, when studios »

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Hold on tight as new trailer for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver zooms in

2 June 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

With only a few weeks to go before it is unleashed across the globe, Sony has released a brand new trailer for Edgar Wright’s car-chase comedy-thriller Baby Driver, which you can view in the player below!

Marking Wright’s first film since 2013’s The World’s End, Baby Driver sees the director back across the pond to make his 2nd American-based film after Scott Pilgrim vs The World in 2010. Ansel Elgort (The Fault in our Stars, Divergent) stars as Baby, a young talented getaway driver who is driving to pay off a substantial debt to a well-renowned crime boss (Kevin Spacey). After another job ends and he gets closer to paying off his debt, Baby meets local waitress Debora (Lily James) and sparks fly, so much so that he envisages a life away from crime with her.

Reviews for the film so far have been stellar »

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‘The Strain’ Season 4 Trailer: Corey Stoll Has Lost the War Against the Strigoi in Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Series

24 May 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

FX has released the trailer for the fourth and final season of its original horror series “The Strain.” The series is co-created by horror master Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) and Chuck Hogan (“The Town,” “13 Hours”), based off of their best-selling “The Strain Trilogy.” Check out the trailer below (via Bloody Disgusting).

Read More: Cannes: Guillermo del Toro Talks Real-Life Monsters in Political-Leaning Speech

Set in New York City, the series follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Disease Control Canary Team, who are initially tasked with investigating a viral outbreak that contains ancient, evil strains of vampirism. In an attempt to save humanity, Dr. Goodweather and his team wage war against these vampires.

Season 4 picks up nine months after an explosion at the end of season 3, which caused a global nuclear apocalypse. Dr. Goodweather and his team have lost against the strigoi, who now have complete control, »

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‘The Strain’ Season 4 Trailer: Corey Stoll Has Lost the War Against the Strigoi in Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Series

24 May 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

FX has released the trailer for the fourth and final season of its original horror series “The Strain.” The series is co-created by horror master Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) and Chuck Hogan (“The Town,” “13 Hours”), based off of their best-selling “The Strain Trilogy.” Check out the trailer below (via Bloody Disgusting).

Read More: Cannes: Guillermo del Toro Talks Real-Life Monsters in Political-Leaning Speech

Set in New York City, the series follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Disease Control Canary Team, who are initially tasked with investigating a viral outbreak that contains ancient, evil strains of vampirism. In an attempt to save humanity, Dr. Goodweather and his team wage war against these vampires.

Season 4 picks up nine months after an explosion at the end of season 3, which caused a global nuclear apocalypse. Dr. Goodweather and his team have lost against the strigoi, who now have complete control, »

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Top Gun 2 Will Begin Shooting in 2018 Says Tom Cruise

24 May 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Global action star Tom Cruise is currently on a worldwide promotional tour for The Mummy, which hits theaters June 9. During a stop at an Australian TV morning show, the actor confirmed that Top Gun 2 is finally happening. The last we heard about this sequel was way back in January 2016, when producer Jerry Bruckheimer shared a photo of him and Tom Cruise on social media, teasing that he was discussing Top Gun 2 with Tom Cruise, but there haven't been any concrete updates since then. When asked about the possibility of Top Gun 2 happening, Tom Cruise had this to say.

"Yes, it's true. You know what, I'm going to start filming it, probably next year. I know, it's happening. It is definitely happening. You're the first people that I've said this to. You've asked me, and I'm telling you this is going to happen."

The global action star made »

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Win ‘Live By Night’ on Blu-ray™!

19 May 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oscar winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in Live By Night, the action-packed crime thriller, set in the Roaring 20s amidst an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. Live By Night is out now on Digital Download and is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Monday. To celebrate this exciting Home Entertainment release we are giving away three Live By Night Blu-rays™ to three lucky winners.

Live By Night features an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson (“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina (“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. »

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Watch the New Red Band Trailer The House Starring Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler

18 May 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in theaters on June 30, 2017 is the comedy, The House.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new red-band, Nsfw trailer, featuring the always hilarious Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to open an illegal casino in his house.

The comedy The House also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with The House. »

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Cannes 2017 Updates: Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace Line Up New Projects

16 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl

Cannes is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but it’s also a business hub. The fest — and Cannes market — officially kick off tomorrow, May 17, but new projects are already being announced, including ones toplined by Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace.

Pike has signed on to star as trailblazing chemist and physicist Marie Curie in “Radioactive.” Variety broke the news. The biopic will be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. An adaptation of Lauren Redniss’ graphic nonfiction book “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout,” the live-action project is fully financed by Studiocanal.

“Marie Curie was such a natural force of life. Everybody, everywhere she went was affected by her energy and brilliance,” said Satrapi. “This is an intense role which requires a lot of intelligence and sensibility. Rosamund is ‘the one’ to incarnate her. I understood it the second I met her.”

Pike earned an Oscar nod in 2015 for “Gone Girl.” She was most recently seen in Amma Asante’s well-reviewed interracial romance “A United Kingdom.” She’ll play war reporter Marie Colvin in an upcoming biopic directed by Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”).

Lively will star as a single mom and former Mma fighter in “Bruised,” Deadline reports. Faced with the threat of losing her son to the authorities, the disgraced athlete “must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.”

Michelle Rosenfarb (“Sweet Surrender”) penned the script and Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) will direct the project. Production for the action-drama will most likely kick off in September.

The source writes that “Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is launching sales on the project to foreign buyers in Cannes this week.” Linda Gottlieb (“Dirty Dancing”) will produce alongside Management 360’s Guymon Casady and Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk.

Lively made a major splash with last summer’s “The Shallows.” The shark thriller earned nearly $120 million and was made for just $17 million. The “Gossip Girl” alumna’s other credits include “Café Society,” “The Age of Adaline,” and “The Town.”

Prometheus” actress Rapace will portray a counter-terrorism expert in “Close,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. The action-thriller will be directed by Vicky Jewson (“Born of War”), who also co-wrote the script.

According to THR, Rapace’s character “takes on what should be a babysitting job protecting a rich teenage heiress. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run, and then they’ve got to take some lives — or lose theirs.”

Janette Day (“Ghost World”) and Sarah Radclyffe (“Les Misérables”) are among those serving as executive producers on “Close.”

“WestEnd acquired the film under its WeLove banner aimed at female audiences,” THR writes. Production is slated to kick off next month.

Rapace played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish-language adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its sequels. She’s set to star in “Callas,” Niki Caro’s upcoming biopic about opera singer Maria Callas.

Check out our infographic about women directors screening films at Cannes this year. The fest runs until May 28.

Cannes 2017 Updates: Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace Line Up New Projects was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Win Live By Night on Blu-ray™

16 May 2017 4:05 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Oscar winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in Live By Night, the action-packed crime thriller, set in the Roaring 20s amidst an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. Live By Night is out now on Digital Download and is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD from May 22. To celebrate this exciting Home Entertainment release we are giving away three Live By Night Blu-rays™ to three lucky winners.

Live By Night features an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson (“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina (“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. »

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Jeremy Renner to produce and star in Doc Holliday movie

2 May 2017 3:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Don Kaye May 3, 2017

Jeremy Renner is to visit a role on the big screen previously played by Adam West, Val Kilmer, Dennis Quaid and more...

Jeremy Renner plans to produce and star in a movie about the life of legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday, according to the Tracking Board.

The film will be based on two novels by Mary Doria Russell, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel Of The O.K. Corral, which document Holliday’s life from his days as a dentist to his stand with Wyatt Earp during the infamous shootout in Tombstone, Arizona.

Born in Georgia in 1851, John Henry 'Doc' Holliday graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and started a practice in Atlanta, but was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Surmising that the climate of the American Southwest might be easier on him, he moved to Arizona where he became a gambler and struck up a friendship with Wyatt Earp. »

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Why 2007 was a great year for film

17 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Apr 18, 2017

10 years ago was was a high watermark in Hollywood - and British - filmmaking. We've been looking at why...

Ten years on, and 2007 must surely be remembered as one of the finest years in English-language film-making, quite possibly the best of this century so far. Like 1939, 1976, or 1994, it was one of those years in which a succession of veritable classics came into being. So many, in fact, that some of the best examples were cruelly overlooked by the hype machine of the day. A decade later, it’s high time to look back at 2007 for both its celebrated landmarks and forgotten masterpieces.

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The 2007 Oscar race saw two equally worthy films competing for poll position; the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. »

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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck File for Divorce: A Look Back at Their 2-Year Separation

13 April 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Two years after announcing their separation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have legally filed for divorce, closing a long chapter of marital limbo.

From their dedication to healthy co-parenting and frequent family vacations to infidelity rumors and candid tell-all interviews, the last two years have seen a lot of ups and downs for the estranged couple, and Et is taking a look back at their separation journey.

Photos: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: A Look Back at Their Romance

June 30, 2015 -- Affleck and Garner Announce Their Split

One day after their 10th anniversary, the pair released a joint statement announcing their intention to go their separate ways.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the statement read. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time."

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Gemma Arterton Says ‘Runner Runner’ Made Her Want To Stop Being An Actor

10 April 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Following “The Town,” Ben Affleck gave himself the Terrence Malick experience with “To The Wonder,” and teamed up with David Fincher for the razor sharp thriller “Gone Girl.” But sandwiched between those films was the forgettable “Runner Runner.” While the actor might’ve relished chewing the scenery (and boy, did he ever), the low grade B-movie failed to be elevated by its stars which included Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton.

Continue reading Gemma Arterton Says ‘Runner Runner’ Made Her Want To Stop Being An Actor at The Playlist. »

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Exclusive: Stream Harry Gregson-Williams’ “Warsaw Zoo, 1939” From The Score To ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

29 March 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The work of composer Harry Gregson-Williams has spanned everything from the sci-fi thrills of “The Martian” to the gritty crime saga of “The Town” to the superhero spectacle of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” However, his latest work in “The Zookeeper’s Wife” allows the composer to highlight a different side to his array of talents.

Starring Jessica ChastainJohan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl, and directed by Niki Caro, the story takes place in 1939 Poland, where Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr.

Continue reading Exclusive: Stream Harry Gregson-Williams’ “Warsaw Zoo, 1939” From The Score To ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ at The Playlist. »

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Inside ‘Upbeat’ Ben Affleck’s Family Time—and Next Career Moves—After Rehab

16 March 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Affleck is enjoying time with his kids — and getting ready for his next big movies.

The morning after announcing on his Facebook page that he had completed rehab for alcohol addiction, Affleck was business as usual as he was spotted taking his kids to school. A source tells People that the actor is relishing time with his children Violet, 11, Seraphina, 7, and Sam, 5, now that he’s back home.

“Ben is spending special time with all the kids separately,” the source says. “He seems very happy. The mood in general seems very upbeat. The kids are thrilled that he is back. »

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How Jennifer Garner Helped Ben Affleck Turn His Life Around

15 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While they separated nearly two years ago, Ben Affleck's estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, has been instrumental in helping the Oscar-winning star get his life back on track after years of struggling with alcoholism.

Affleck took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal that he'd completed treatment for alcohol addiction, and thanked his wife for her support, writing, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do."

Et is taking a look back at the couple's long relationship to see how Garner helped Affleck turn his life around.

Watch: Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction: I Want to 'Be the Best Father I Can Be'

A Change From the Start

A source close to Ben tells Et that the Live by Night star has been dealing with his addiction and dependency issues »

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