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DVD Review – The Take (2016)

18 October 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Take, 2016.

Directed by James Watkins

Starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte le Bon


Michael Mason, an American conman in Paris, is embroiled in a terrorist plot which leads him into the path of hard-edged CIA officer Sean Briar…

On the evidence of movies such as The Take, formerly released as Bastille Day (presumably before DVD marketers decided people wouldn’t know what ‘bastille’ meant), Idris Elba could be in serious danger of suffering a Liam Neeson-esque syndrome of action man fatigue. Jason Watkins’ action thriller (although there’s precious little of the latter) puts Elba in the kind of role he’s made his name on – John Luther from the BBC drama, basically, just repackaged and reheated with a far less interesting script, direction and concept. Here he’s Sean Briar, a CIA case officer stationed in Paris who is gruff, tough, brooding, doesn’t play by the ruleszzzzzz… »

- Tony Black

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Exclusive Interview: James Watkins for ‘The Take’

17 October 2016 3:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After the enormous success of the movie version of The Woman In Black, director James Watkins returns to our screens with The Take. Set in modern-day Paris, it follows a ruthless CIA agent Sean Briar (Idris Elba) and young pickpocket Michael Mason (Richard Madden) as they are brought together in pursuit of a terrorist group.

Question: Was attracted you to The Take? Was it the chance to do something opposite to The Woman In Black?

James Watkins: I didn’t do it just for that reason but it certainly was an attraction. I guess you come to projects for lots of reasons. One is, hopefully, story. I liked the Hitchcockian set-up of the story; the wrong man gets the bag that is the catalyst for all the events, in a North By Northwest sort of a way – that double-chase structure you have in a Hitchcock film, where they’re »

- The Hollywood News

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Good, God. Discussions Have Begun For A John Wick: Chapter 3!

10 October 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Hollywood sure knows how to take a good thing and then beat it to death, don't they? According to director Chad Stahelski, Summit Entertainment has already asked him and his creative partners to come up with ideas for John Wick: Chapter 3. This comes on the heels of a big coming out party for John Wick: Chapter 2, which had a kickass trailer debut during New York Comic-Con over the weekend.

See Also: "Watch Keanu Reeves Kick All Sorts Of Ass In The John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer!"

"The studio has asked us to put our heads together and see if we can come up with something," Stahelski told Collider, about a third film. "Winston’s [Ian McShane] is a big part of the next one, so is Lance Reddick. We’ve got some ideas."

The director also took some time to discuss how they arrived at the decision to make John Wick: Chapter 2 »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Blood Father review

6 October 2016 3:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Friday, October 7, 2016 - 06:24

Movies provide a comforting cardigan of wish-fulfilment, and not just for audiences: at an age when most people would be getting an early night with a cup of tea and a crossword puzzle, Blood Father gives 60-year-old Mel Gibson the chance to fire guns, punch bad guys and ride around on a Harley without a crash helmet. If that sounds ageist, bear in mind that I’m about two decades younger than Mel and currently sitting at my desk, looking forward to an early night with a cup of tea and a crossword puzzle.

Still, Mel Gibson clearly isn’t ageing like a typical guy in his 60s. In Blood Father, his character wears a salt-and-pepper beard like an Old Testament prophet and grumbles bitterly about immigrants stealing jobs, but he also has the toned biceps of a Russian shot putter and »

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Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want To Miss!!

4 October 2016 9:37 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

A little while back, we wrote about Twenty Essential Scream Factory Releases, which were DVD/Blurays releases that the gang at Scream Factory knocked right out of the park. It was a fun, overwhelmingly in depth project to take on, going through my Sf collection (I’m a self-proclaimed fanatic of the brand, and will continue to be) and figuring out which films and releases were ones I considered good, bad and downright Essential.It’s be a little while since that piece and the Sf crew continues to put out excellent titles, so I thought I’d do my best to turn you fright fanatics onto a few more films which I not only love, but feel like were given the “all out” treatment when it comes to home releases. Here are Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want to Miss!!


7.) The Dead Room (Dir. Jason Stutter »

- Jerry Smith

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China’s Fundamental Films takes stake in EuropaCorp

29 September 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shanghai-based company deepens ties with Besson’s Paris-based mini-major. 

Shanghai-based production and distribution company Fundamental Films is set to take a 27.9% stake in Luc Besson’s mini-major EuropaCorp.

The Paris-based company announced on Thursday that its board had approved the creation of 11,4208,572 shares, representing a $67m (€60m) capital increase, which would be reserved for Ff Motion Invest, a subsidiary of Fundamental Films.

Under the deal, Ff Motion Invest will pay $5.90 (€5.25) per share, nearly 40% more than its recent average market value. 

If approved as expected at an exceptional Agm due to take place by the end of 2016, Ff Motion Invest will become EuropaCorp’s second biggest shareholder after Besson.

The filmmaker and producer currently owns a 43.8% stake through his Front Line holding company. This will fall to 31.6% if the Ff Motion Invest deal is sealed. 

“This capital increase is going to improve EuropaCorp’s ability to produce and distribute English-language films and series worldwide,” said Besson »

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I.T. Review

24 September 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I.T. is one of those VOD sleepers you expect absolutely nothing from, yet – in the most base-value sense – John Moore’s creepy tech-driven thriller gets the job done. Scenes may feel like a tutorial in suspense and predictable plot movement, but Pierce Brosnan is just too damn smooth to ignore (like that matured, smokey Scotch he’s sipping on above).

Age hasn’t dampened this ex-Bond stud’s charms in the least, and he works well as a billionaire family man who turns primal when some jabroni threatens the ones he loves. Admittedly, you won’t be challenged by material here, but minimal genre satiation is achieved through “Peeping Tom” surveillance and satirical warnings directed towards our own internet-obsessed lifestyles. 

Hey, not everything can be a five-star experience – there’s a time and place for a Burger King quickie.

Brosnan stars as company man Mike Regan, whose aviation conglomerate is »

- Matt Donato

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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", "Designated Survivor", "Taken"

22 September 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for October 2016, including "12 Monkeys", "Designated Survivor", "Taken" and a whole lot more: 

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12 Monkeys

Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16


TV Series


Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Anne Of Green Gables

TV Movie

Gables 23 Productions Inc.

Prod.: Jim Corston

Exec. Prod.: Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson

Dir.: John Kent Harrison

Sep 12 - Nov 4/16

Baroness Von Sketch Show

Season 2

TV Series

Bvss 2 Productions Ontario Inc. / Frantic Films

Prod.: Graham Ludlow, Jeff Peeler

Exec.Prod.: Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, »

- Michael Stevens

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Giveaway – Win Arrow: Season 4 on Blu-ray – Out on September 5th

1 September 2016 3:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Prepare for an epic stand-off between Arrow and Ra’s al Ghul, as Arrow: Season 4 comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 5th. Arrow stars Stephen Amell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Emily Bett Rickards (Brooklyn, The Flash) and Katie Cassidy (Supernatural, Taken). To celebrate the He release of season 4 we’re giving you the chance to win a Blu-ray™ copy!

After being gone for five years, during which he suffered unimaginable ordeals, billionaire Oliver Queen returned home to Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a super hero … but a hero — every bit as formidable as the criminals he’s hunting. Determined to right his city’s wrongs and sworn to bring justice to those who have corrupted it, »

- Gary Collinson

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New trailers for Rings, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea make our weekly news round-up!

26 August 2016 1:27 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

New trailers for Rings, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea make our weekly news round-up!New trailers for Rings, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea make our weekly news round-up!Adriana Floridia8/26/2016 3:27:00 Pm

This week, there were new trailer for every kind of movie lover.

For horror fans, we finally got our first look at the follow up to the classic, The Ring, with Rings. For fans of musicals, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (which is all of us, we'd presume), there was a new trailer for La La Land. Fans of thrillers will love the new trailer for Kidnap, starring Halle Berry. If you like your movies more dramatic and potentially heart-wrenching, we also got new trailers for Sully, Manchester by the Sea and Lion.

Check out our trailer round-up below!


Remember 2002’s The Ring with Naomi Watts? Honestly, how could you forget? »

- Adriana Floridia

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Toronto Film:"American Gods", "Flatliners", "Taken"

24 August 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for September 2016, including "American Gods", "Flatliners", "Taken" and a whole lot more: 

Click Here To Register With A Toronto Extras Agent

Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle / Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Dir.: David Slade & Various



Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Dir.: Andrew Niccol

Jul 11 - Aug 26/16

Baroness Von Sketch Show

Season 2

TV Series

Bvss 2 Productions Ontario Inc. / Frantic Films

Prod.: Graham Ludlow, Jeff Peeler

Exec.Prod.: Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen

Dir.: Yael Staav

Sep 12 - Oct 28/16

Bruno & Boots II And III

TV Movie (2)

Aircraft Pictures

Prod.: Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen

Dir.: Vivieno Caldinelli

Jul 22 - »

- Michael Stevens

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Kidnap: new trailer for Halle Berry's action thriller

24 August 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 24, 2016

Halle Berry drives quickly in the new trailer for the action thriller, Kidnap...

We've seen plenty of Hollywood actors attempt to emulate Liam Neeson's success with the action thriller Taken, including Kevin Costner in 3 Days To Kill and Mel Gibson in this year's Blood Father. But how about Halle Berry as an otherwise normal parent whose life is thrown through a loop when her son goes missing in a busy playground? That's the nightmare scenario presented in Kidnap, the forthcoming thriller from Spanish director Luis Prieto (he previously brought us the Pusher remake).

Okay, so Kidnap doesn't quite have the neck-snappings and discharged guns of the Taken series, but it has plenty of car chases and, in true Neeson style, Berry gets her own, "You've messed with the wrong person" monologue to the bad guys. From what we can gather, the movie takes the form of »

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Halle Berry Has No Time to Wait in the Trailer for Kidnap

23 August 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Filmonic news »

In the upcoming thriller Kidnap Halle Berry plays a mother ready to do anything to get her kidnapped son back, including going in reverse on a freeway. This is the sort of stuff that would make Taken Liam Neeson proud. But seriously, Kidnap seems to be in the same vein, and hopefully it has just the right amount of […]

Read Halle Berry Has No Time to Wait in the Trailer for Kidnap on Filmonic.


- Alex

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Don't even think about kidnapping Halle Berry's son!

22 August 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective. If you were considering kidnapping Halle Berry's child, let this trailer stand as a warning: Don't do it. And by the way, what's wrong with you? Why are you even mulling that over?  Kidnap looks like a great B movie. And that's not an insult. B movies have a long and grand tradition in film. In fact, B movies are the true heart of American cinema. You probably know all this, but as a refresher, B movies used to be the shorter movies that theaters would play along with the main feature event. So if you went to the theater to see a period drama, you might have seen goofy shorts and reels about aliens and super heroes. Of course, now those B movies, thanks to George Lucas, »

- Jon Davis

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Halle Berry will do anything to save her son in first trailer for Kidnap

22 August 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Halle Berry will do anything to save her son in first trailer for KidnapHalle Berry will do anything to save her son in first trailer for KidnapAdriana Floridia8/22/2016 11:01:00 Am

Somebody kidnapped the wrong kid.

In the first trailer for Kidnap, Halle Berry returns to her action roots in playing the fiercest mom we've ever seen. In what looks to be almost a spin on the Liam Neeson film, Taken, here it's a mother who will do anything to save her child, who is kidnapped at the park.

The trailer showcases epic car chases and non-stop action, as this woman is pushed to the edge while everyone around her is extremely unhelpful. We can't wait to see Berry giving it her all as an unstoppable mother.

Check out the first trailer for Kidnap below, and see the film in Cineplex theatres on December 2nd.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, NCIS, Bones, Htgawm, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Tvd, Jane, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More

16 August 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Any word on what Laurel made Oliver promise her right before she died on Arrow? Was it something for him to do or not do? —Kia

Ausiello: Look at Kia kicking off the first new AA in more than a month with a sensational Q! Here’s your answer, straight from showrunner Wendy Mericle. “It is both actually, and you’ll find out what it was in [the Oct. 5 premiere],” teases the Ep, who adds that the reveal will “inform »

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Deadpool 2 Wants Liam Neeson as Cable?

16 August 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is supposed to start early next year on Deadpool 2, so things are going to ramp up in terms of casting in the very near future. We know that Ryan Reynolds will be back as Wade Wilson, so that is solid, but the role of the mutant Cable still needs to be filled, and the hunt is on. A new rumor suggests that Fox may want Oscar nominated actor and Taken star Liam Neeson for the role.

Recently, it came to light that Bloodline star Kyle Chandler was being eyed for the role of Cable. According to Heroic Hollywood's Umberto Gonzalez on Twitter, Chandler is in the running, but that is who director Tim Miller wants, and not who the studio wants. When a fan asked what star the studio was interested in, Gonzalez wasn't shy about it, dropping Liam Neeson's name very bluntly. Here is what he had to say. »

- MovieWeb

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‘In Order of Disappearance’ Exclusive Clip: Father Avenges His Son’s Murder In Norwegian Black Comedy

16 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though it might seem like Liam Neeson has all claim to avenging a child in the “Taken” series, the Norwegian action black comedy “In Order of Disappearance” proves that there’s plenty more to be mined from such a premise. Described as a cross between “Fargo” and “Taken,” “In Order of Disappearance” follows snow plow diver Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) who discovers his son has died of a supposed heroin overdose. Knowing his son was not a drug addict, Nils starts his own investigation and discovers a local drug gang is behind the crime. Soon, Nils finds the killers and the gang’s leader, but not before being caught in the crossfire between the local and Serbian gangs. The film also stars Bruno Ganz (“The Wings of Desire”), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (“Borgen”), Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”), and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Berlin Review: »

- Vikram Murthi

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Trends and the Lack of Originality in Hollywood

13 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Eric Bay-Andersen on trends and the lack of originality in Hollywood…

At the beginning of this year I went to the cinema and saw a preview of all the big films coming out in 2016, and it really depressed me because almost every upcoming ‘event’ film was a sequel, a re-boot, or a prequel to the re-imagined spin-off of a TV show adaptation! It’s gotten to the point where I even get disheartened by book adaptations, which is silly I know because there are so many great published stories out there that are worthy of being adapted for the big-screen. I guess I just find it sad that most film-makers these days seem to look to the best-sellers list for their inspiration, rather than their own imagination. I mean, if a new book comes out and is a big success, then of course someone will make it into a film at some point, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – The Shallows (2016)

11 August 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Shallows, 2016.

Directed by Jaume Collett-Serra.

Starring Blake Lively.


A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Whatever you do, don’t go in the water. Back in 1975, a young director by the name of Steven Spielberg made almost every other person in the world fearful of the ocean after a certain shark-themed film ripped though cinema screens and Amity Island. We’ve always been fascinated with sharks on the big screen, whether as big bads, animated and voiced by Robert De Niro or part of an oncoming tornado, though we all know which one we all prefer.

Now comes The Shallows, the new film from director Jaume Collet-Serra who takes a break from trekking across Europe lensing Liam Neeson in countless Taken rehashes to tackle some more economical but endlessly »

- Scott J. Davis

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