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Win a DVD bundle to celebrate International Women’s Day with Movie Weekender

9 March 2017 2:14 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

We’ve teamed up with the world’s biggest movie makers to bring you the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download releases you can buy, watch, own and keep for the perfect Movie Weekender.

To make sure you have the perfect Movie Weekender, enter our competition to win a bundle of inspirational women’s DVDs to curl up and watch with your girlfriends including Suffragette, Erin Brockovich, The Blind Side, Wild, Julie and Julia, Carol and He Named Me Malala. We have 2 bundles up for grabs.

Staying in is the new going out and what’s better than chilling out and watching a great film? Absolutely nothing! Movie Weekender aims to celebrate your love of the movie watching lifestyle – be that the latest new releases, re-discovering those forgotten favourites or the ones you may have missed first time around.

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re looking »

- Competitions

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Box Office Takeaways: ‘Logan’ Is R-Rated Marvel As ‘Get Out’ Also Roars

5 March 2017 1:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The lagging 2017 box office got a big boost as “Logan” (20th Century Fox), starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine — the first of three anticipated March juggernauts — opened like a summer franchise blockbuster. The offshoot from the “Wolverine” subset of X-Men movies marks the first R-rating for the storied franchise.

Even better, it wasn’t the only upbeat news this post-Oscars weekend. Hitchcockian thriller “Get Out” (Universal), the Blumhouse sleeper from Jordan Peele, dropped only  22 per cent on its second weekend, which is stunning.

And Lionsgate, fresh off eight wins from “La La Land” and “Hacksaw Ridge” on Oscar night, returned with the surprisingly strong faith-based “The Shack,” starring “Hidden Figures” Oscar-nominee and Saturday Night Live host Octavia Spencer.

The post-Oscar results were mixed to positive, as two of the top category winners are already available for home viewing. “Moonlight” (streaming and available on DVD/Blu-Ray) had both the widest break »

- Tom Brueggemann

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The Founder DVD Release Date Announced

3 March 2017 5:25 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

                         Michael Keaton Stars in the Provocative Look at an American Icon                                Arriving on Digital HD April 4 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 18

One of the most interesting and entertaining movies of 2016 is being released digitally and home theater in April.  Based on the true story of the rise of McDonalds, The Founder is coming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.  Take a look below of all the interesting special features tied along with the DVD release.

Blu-Ray/ DVD/ Digital HD Special Features

·       “The Story Behind the Story” Featurette

·       “Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc” Featurette

·       “The McDonald Brothers” Featurette

·       “The Production Design” Featurette

·       “Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video”

·       Press Conference »

- Michael Connally

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The Founder Arrives on Digital HD April 4th and Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD on April 18th

1 March 2017 5:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the true story, The Founder is coming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. 

Experience the rise of the biggest fast food franchise in history when the critically acclaimed The Founder arrives on Digital HD onApril 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 18 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Founder chronicles the rise of the biggest fast food chain in history. Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman) leads the film’s super-sized cast, which includes Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “ER”), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), Bj Novak (TV’s “The Office »

- Tom Stockman

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Gff 2017: Halfway Review

28 February 2017 7:35 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Steven Neish

Recently released from prison, Byron (Quinton Aaron) has secured a probationary placement at his step-brother’s family farm. Working for widower Beth (Amy Pietz) and her two daughters, Eliza (Gillian Zinser) and Julia (Nicole Scimeca), Byron has something of a rude awakening when he realises just how much work is involved in a farm’s day-to-day operations. His sponsor Josh, a lawyer, isn’t around much, so it’s left to a skeptical and overworked Beth to show him the ropes. Meanwhile, Paulie (Marcus Henderson), Byron’s friend from prison, tempts him with an easier and eminently more appealing alternative.

From first-time writer-director Ben Caird, a British-American brought up in London, Halfway has similarly spent time being developed on both sides of the Atlantic. Originally envisioned as the story of a UK national transplanted to the States for rehabilitation, the script evolved over time to focus more »

- Steven Neish

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9 Oscars Winners Who Don't Hold Up to the Test of Time

24 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the business -- we all know that stars and movies get snubbed or overlooked all the time.

What's worse is when we look back at what did win, and shake our heads in confusion and disbelief. So, with the 89th Academy Awards just around the corner, let's take a look back over the show's illustrious history at a few times the Academy voters clearly made a mistake.

Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations

1. How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942

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Beat Out: Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Blossoms in the Dust, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Hold Back the Dawn, The Little Foxes, [link »

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Tom Brady, Malcolm Butler Having Movies Made About Them

16 February 2017 2:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Box Offices in New England are going to be booming soon, as two New England Patriots stars are getting the Hollywood treatment.  Come inside for more!

Tom Brady and Malcolm Butler.  Two incredible, immortal figures in NFL history are getting their stories put on the big screen.  Everyone, even those unfamiliar with football, knows who Tom Brady is.  Whether its from various movies, commercials, or the Deflategate debacle, he's pretty much a household name.

As for Malcolm Butler, he may be a guy you're less familiar with.  An undrafted free agent from the University of West Alabama, a school not known for developing NFL stars, becomes a hero of an entire region when he intercepted Seattle Seahawks Qb Russell Wilson to clinch the win for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl Xlix.  Long before that moment, he worked at a Popeye's hoping he'd get a shot at the NFL. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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‘The Founder’ Review

15 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Patrick Wilson | Written by Robert D. Siegel | Directed by John Lee Hancock

Is there a more American director working in film than John Lee Hancock? He’s covered the Alamo; yanked Republican heartstrings in The Blind Side; and in Saving Mr. Banks he went to Disney World. Now he turns his attention to another great American institution: McDonald’s.

Michael Keaton, employing every tic and smirk at his disposal, plays Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman scouring the Midwest, desperate to offload his milkshake multi-mixers. Disillusioned by bad service and lengthy wait times, he happens upon a highly successful burger joint run by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch). Through years of planning and experience they have perfected a system of fast food before it’s even a thing. »

- Rupert Harvey

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Second Opinion – The Founder (2016)

15 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Founder, 2016.

Directed by John Lee Hancock.

Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini and Patrick Wilson.

Synopsis:

Salesman Ray Kroc discovers a burger restaurant in California that has revolutionised serving fast food and decides it has the potential to be something much bigger.  The biggest fast food chain in the world.

On the face of it, John Lee Hancock’s The Founder had awards bait written all over it.  Backed by The Weinstein Company, it was released at the right time to be considered, it had John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr Banks, The Blind Side) at the helm and, perhaps best of all, Michael Keaton at the top of the cast list.  All the ingredients were there – apart, of course, from the regulation two slices of pickle, equal squirts of ketchup and mustard and a standard size McDonald’s burger.

So what happened?  Reports »

- Freda Cooper

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Exclusive Interview: The Founder director John Lee Hancock on the parallels with Trump

14 February 2017 6:21 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

With The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has made something of a cottage industry out of the Hollywood historical drama. His three Us-based post-wwii films, based on real events and people, have the human element firmly at their centre. However, in common with his semi-biopic of Walt Disney, the initial construction of huge machines of industry are a common theme.

In taking on The Founder, the story of how businessman Ray Kroc took the McDonalds brothers’ fast food chain to global status, Hancock told James Kleinmann the grey moral areas of the title character were irresistible,

“I’d never read a script where I was actively rooting for someone and then actively rooting against them. It was unique in that way. It fascinated me.”

In focusing on the main character of Kroc Hancock explained how he worked with Michael Keaton (see our »

- Jon Lyus

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TV Ratings Report: Grammy Awards on Par with 2016

13 February 2017 8:56 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It was all about the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. 

CBS: The Grammy Awards (24 million/7.3 rating) pulled in a strong crowd for the network, down just one tenth vs. the early 2016 numbers. 

Fox: Bizarrely, Fox opted to air original installments of The Simpsons (2.5 million/1.0 rating), Son of Zorn (1.4 million/0.6 rating), Family Guy (1.9 million/0.9 rating) and Bob's Burgers (1.7 million/0.8 rating).

As expected, all four comedy series slipped severely. 

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It seemed silly to waste all of the shows against such huge competition. 

ABC: In order to duck the competition, ABC went with The Blind Side (3.9 million/0.9 rating). 

NBC: Fast & Furious 6 (2.5 million/0.7 rating) was on the menu for NBC. 

View Slideshow: 13 TV Marriages We Wish Were Ours »

- Paul Dailly

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Ratings: Steady Grammys Beat Down a Bunch of Reruns, Some Originals

13 February 2017 8:41 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

No surprise here: The Grammys dominated in TV ratings last night, handing CBS a predictably massive margin over its broadcast competition. ABC finished second in terms of over-the-air channels, with an original “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and a rerun presentation of Disney’s “The Blind Side.” NBC and Fox tied for third place in the key 18-49 demographic last night. Click here to read the Grammys overnight numbers. The below fast nationals are not time zone adjusted and thus an imperfect measurement. Final Nielsen ratings for Music’s Biggest Night will be out later today. Also Read: Grammys Early Ratings on Par With Last. »

- Tony Maglio

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The Founder review: Dir. John Lee Hancock (2017)

12 February 2017 9:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Founder review: Michael Keaton is outstanding in this true story of the origins of the fast food joint with the big golden arches.

The Founder review by Paul Heath, February 2017.

The Founder review

Michael Keaton probably deserves more in terms of awards recognition for his work on this new film documenting the early days of fast food giant McDonald’s.

In The Founder, Keaton plays the character of the title Ray Kroc, an Illinois product salesman from middle America who we find attempting to sell milk shake makers to whoever shows the tiniest prospect of purchasing one. One of those business who sure could use one is the Mac and Dick McDonald, owners of a small, independent food restaurant in Southern California in the 1950s. When the two owners show interest in buying at least a few of the new machines, Kroc decides to visit their restaurant in person »

- Paul Heath

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Exclusive Interview: Director John Lee Hancock on The Founder

9 February 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steven Goldman chats with director John Lee Hancock about The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks; The Blind Side), The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc – a down-at-heel salesman from Illinois who transformed a successful restaurant run by brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) into the McDonalds empire known the world over today. Based on a true story, Hancock’s film follows the trail of how Kroc, impressed by the brothers’ innovative assembly-line approach, maneuvered himself into a position where he was ultimately able – by degrees unwittingly and ultimately callously – to take control of the company, transforming himself in the process from failure to ‘founder’ of an American economic empire.

We spoke with John Lee Hancock about the making of The Founder in Los Angeles.

What was it about the story of Ray Kroc that appealed to you as a filmmaker? »

- Amie Cranswick

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Interview: Amy Pietz of ‘Halfway’ to Appear at Midwest Independent Film Festival on Feb. 7, 2017

5 February 2017 10:39 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Amy Pietz is a Midwesterner made good in her primary role as a working actor. And what better performer to appear at the kick-off of the 2017 Midwest Independent Film Festival, as Pietz’s new film takes place in her native Wisconsin.

Halfway” tells the story of a hulking African American ex-convict (Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side”) as he tries to rebuild his life on a dairy farm, managed with difficulty by a widowed mother named Beth (Pietz). The new year of the Midwest Independent Film Festival starts Tuesday, Feb. 7th, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago.

Amy Pietz was born in Wisconsin, from modest circumstances, and was determined at an early age to be a performer. After a background in dance, she graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bfa in Acting. She headed to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, and landed roles in TV shows like “Star Trek, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive: The first look at Michael Keaton on the super sized new UK poster for The Founder

2 February 2017 1:59 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

John Lee Hancock has picked the perfect man to take us through the twisted history of one of the biggest corporations the world has seen. Micheal Keaton plays Ray Kroc in Hancock’s The Founder, a story of the man who took a fledgling fast food business and turned it into an empire. His dealings with the McDonald brothers, and his shrewd manoeuvering of control, make up the dark heart of this tale of the American Dream taken to extremes.

Keaton is great in the film, and will be seen next in the forthcoming Spider-Man Homecoming as Vulture. Director Hancock has a solid background in the cinematic weaving of true life tales with his previous work on  The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks.

We’ve got the exclusive first look at the poster the film will arrive with in the UK, and you can see that »

- Jon Lyus

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Ocean’S 8: First Image Released, Check Out The Star Power In Action!

30 January 2017 12:05 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ocean's 8 will be a reboot of George Clooney's Ocean's 11 franchise, and while everyone involved has kept a tight lip about the plot we do know that it will feature an all female cast and pictured above are the eight women rumored to be the actual "Ocean's 8". Now, I know where almost everyone's mind is heading right now -- way back to 2016 when an all female cast massacred Ghostbusters, tore the franchise to shreds, and stomped in the face of "Bill effing Murray" who was actually kind enough to lend his celebrity status to the movie. I do not think this will be the case in Ocean's 8 and the main reason is the caliber of most of the actresses involved. Let's take a look at the eight in the picture and a few more ladies involved as well.

The Eight Sandra Bullock

I am guessing she »

- Drew Carlton

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La La Land and 13 Other Best Picture Frontrunners That Missed the Outstanding Cast Nod at the SAGs

24 January 2017 9:36 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’ve tuned in for even a second of awards season this year, you know that La La Land is the film to watch. It swept the Golden Globes, taking home seven awards (which, by the way, set a new record for the most Globes won by a single film, ever) and tied the record for most Academy Award nominations received by a single film — 14. But will it do the same at this weekend’s Screen Actors Guild Awards? Not likely — in fact, the Best Picture contender isn’t even in the running for the SAG equivalent, outstanding cast in a motion picture. »

- Diana Pearl

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6 Memorable Moments From Past Oscar Nomination Ceremonies

23 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

We’re just hours away from finding out the nominations for the 2017 Oscars — but this year is going to be a little different. Instead of a decades-old tradition of delivering the nominations via a live ceremony with press and publicists in attendance, the Academy has a new format and will produce its own in-house announcement that will stream online and on Good Morning America. The super early reveal time, unfortunately, will be sticking around.

There are different ways of looking at this change in the process. It could be a way to go more digital and spread the nominations in a more efficient way or it is an opportunity for the Academy — specifically president Cheryl Boone Isaacs — to avoid having to confronting the press about how the nominations shake up. Before this modification takes hold, let’s look »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Trailer: The Founder

23 January 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Michael Keaton is McDonalds

The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and starring Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight), Nick Offerman (Fargo, Welcome to Happiness, 21 Jump Street), John Carroll Lynch (The Invitation, Ted 2), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), B.J Novak (Inglourious Basterds) and Laura Dern (99 Homes, Jurassic Park), The Founder is released in UK cinemas 10 February. »

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