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New Clips, Featurette and Stills for Luc Besson’s Lucy Starring Scarlett Johansson

8 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This August will see the release of Lucy, the latest film from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson. In the movie, Scarlett Johansson (who most recently starred in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) plays a young woman granted extraordinary abilities after being forced into becoming a drug mule.

It’s those narcotics which turn Lucy into an incredible fighter capable of clairvoyance, telekinesis, along with an ability to disregard pain and emotion when any of the designer drugs enters her system.

Besson is of course also responsible for classics like Leon and District 13, and the not so classic Taken and The Transporter. That potentially means that Lucy could go either way, but it has a stellar cast and an intriguing concept which could help differentiate it as the summer season wraps up at the cinema.

Check out the new featurette and first two action-packed clips below, »

- Josh Wilding

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Someone Has Taken Ryan Reynolds’ Daughter in The Captive Trailer

11 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Ryan Reynolds is not quite like Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken” here. He’s more of an average Joe who doesn’t have a unique set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for people like the ones that took his daughter. But hey, it’s really cold up there near the Us-Canada border in Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive” (originally titled “Queen of the Night”) so you can imagine he won’t be running around the country karate chopping people in the neck. Unfortunately. Take a look at the intense first trailer for Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.” It looks really good, in a depressing sort of way. The plot synopsis is also really complicated: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. »

- Nix

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Lucy Gets A New Featurette

11 July 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Luc Besson has been at the center of pulp genre movies since the 90s with “Nikita,” “Léon: The Professional,” and “The Fifth Element.” Besson has always balanced high action and humor with mainstream appeal. Even the movies he’s produced like Taken and The Transporter are box office hits, as they retain a steady film franchise. Besson’s new film “Lucy” stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman caught in the middle of a drug war. Universal Pictures released the film’s new video featurette that shows off Lucy’s superpowers. “Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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'Lucy' Featurette with Scarlett Johansson on International Locations

10 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?" We're getting closer to the release of Luc Besson's seemingly fun action thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Joahnsson as a woman who unlocks her minds full potential after a drug concealed in her body begins to change her into a lethal weapon with unfathomable abilities. Now a new featurette has popped up, focusing the film's shooting in Taipei, complete with some cool new footage of Johansson using her quickly expanding mind powers. This looks like it's going to be full of great action, and could be another great piece of sci-fi from Besson. Watch below! Here's the new featurette for Luc Besson's Lucy from YouTube: Lucy is written and directed by Luc Besson (director of The Fifth Element and The Professional, writer of the Taken and Transporter franchises). The film follows a woman (Scarlett Johansson »

- Ethan Anderton

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Five Essential Airplane Movies

2 July 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Graham with five essential airplane movies…

To celebrate the recent release of Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop on DVD, Blu-Ray and limited edition steelbox, let’s take a look at some other must-see movies that take high up in the sky…

Disney’s Planes (2013)

This spin-off from Pixar’s Cars is definitely a must-see…

Or not. I’m joking. It’s actually pretty unpopular, at least with critics, although it did manage to gross over $200 million. Did you know it’s getting a sequel?

5. Flightplan (2005)

Now this is actually worth seeing. Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, an engineer who must frantically search for her daughter who goes missing during a flight, but everyone on the plane denies the daughter exists! This twisty thriller is an exciting watch.

4. Con Air (1997)

This mad-cap, over-the-top action film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer is hugely entertaining, and one of Nicolas Cage’s better films. It »

- Luke Graham

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EuropaCorp’s Full-Year Results: Revenue Rise 14%, Net Profit Fall 19.4%

28 June 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– In a fiscal year marked by its expansion into the U.S. market, among numerous growth operations, Luc Besson and Christophe Lambert’s EuropaCorp posted 211.8 million Euros ($288 million) in revenue, fueled by international sales and TV production.

The outfit’s net profit, however, fell 19.4% from last year’s record $26 million, and generated 4% in operating profit margin for the year 2013-2014, which ended on March 31.

The company’s international sales biz, led by Marie-Laure Montironi, scored $153 million (compared with last year’s $97 million). This figure is nonetheless bloated by EuropaCorp’s $45 milion flat-rate deal with Fox which covers future royalty revenue from “Taken” and “Taken 2.” Deal also covers collateral guarantees for any future royalties generated with Fox.

Auditors are currently probing the timing of this pact with Fox to determine whether it should be included in the financial year 2013-2014. The pact accounted for $17.7 million in operating margin and $11 million in net profit. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Worst movies to watch while travelling

28 June 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Regardless of your destination, holidays should be full of fun, excitement and of course, relaxation. One of the best ways to unwind whilst on the road is to kick back and watch a film from the comfort of your hotel bed, deckchair or plane seat. While there are some fantastic blockbusters and classic flicks to be seen, there are also some movies that you should evade at all costs when travelling. To help you avoid that niggling feeling of fear they may provoke, we’ve compiled this list of films that should never make an appearance on the ultrabooks of tech savvy travellers.

Taken

If you’re a young female traveller, Taken is not a good choice of holiday entertainment. This story involves young women in deep jeopardy while on holiday. While former CIA operative Bryan Mills (played by a mega tough Liam Neeson ) manages to rescue his holidaying daughter »

- Gary Collinson

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Jason Patric vs. Bruce Willis in The Prince Trailer

27 June 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Normally I wouldn’t bother too much with Brian A Miller’s essentially direct-to-dvd action movie “The Prince,” because let’s face it looks kinda generic, but what did pique my interest was that it co-stars Rain, the South Korean pop singer turned actor who starred in 2009′s way underrated “Ninja Assassin.” Rain recently starred in the thriller “Soar Into the Sun,” which was pretty entertaining also. Here, he’s playing a bad guy to Bruce Willis’ main bad guy, and you can check out a trailer for the film below. As for the movie, it’s about “a retired assassin [who is] drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.” Kinda like Liam Neeson in “Taken” sans Albanians, but with Bruce Willis instead. Fair trade, I guess. The flick stars Patric, Willis, John Cusack, Rain, Jessica Lowndes, »

- Nix

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Jason Patric Gets His Own Taken, Fights Bruce Willis In Trailer For The Prince

26 June 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You may not know this, but Hollywood has a list of leading men who should get their own version of Taken . Liam Neeson was first, and then there was Kevin Costner , and even Sean Penn will soon be getting one . The latest actor to get a Taken? Congratulate Hollywood for loving the 90's deep cuts, because it looks like Jason Patric is your guy for The Prince. And, oddly enough, they've surrounded him with some superstar talent in the above trailer in the form of Bruce Willis and John Cusack. Also, 50 Cent! From the looks of the trailer, which comes to us via Yahoo!,Jason Patric's daughter has been kidnapped. Fortunately he's got a very specific set of skills. Unfortunately, he's got to use them against Bruce Willis! Yep, John McClane has done the takening in The Prince, which makes Patric call old buddy John Cusack out of retirement. »

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The Prince Trailer Starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and Jason Patric

25 June 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We haven't talked about Brian A. Miller's action-thriller The Prince since Bruce Willis was cast nearly a year ago, but that changes today since the first trailer has been released.  If I told you that the plot is similar to that of the Liam Neeson-starring franchise Taken, you might imagine that Willis steps into Neeson's skilled shoes.  You'd be wrong, since Willis is actually the taker in this version, while Jason Patric is the father tasked with rescuing his kidnapped daughter.  Good thing Patric has his buddy, played by John Cusack, along to help him out in the film that proudly shows off its New Orleans' setting. Also starring Jessica Lowndes, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Rain, The Prince opens in select theaters and OnDemand August 22nd.  Hit the jump to watch the first trailer, which may just give away the end of the movie for some reason. Check out »

- Dave Trumbore

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Everything Is More Awesome – Lego Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway

23 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Lego Movie is now in stores, and I have a great opportunity for you to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray!

If you didn’t catch this one in theaters, and even if you did, you’re going to want this one at home. A surprisingly solid effort, this one has something for everyone, and is far more hilarious than it has any right to be. Plus, it has a lot of heart, and spins a great story.

It seems like every family movie released wants to call itself an instant classic, but even I think it applies to this one. It isn’t just that it’s a lot of fun, and will entertain the kids, but it also has an awesomely anti-corporate society backdrop that is rather surprising, and a nice treat for any film to dare aim at younger audiences.

To help celebrate, and have a bit of fun, »

- Marc Eastman

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Win an action movie bundle from Non-Stop

23 June 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Non-stop on 30th June, we’ve been given 3 action movie bundles containing End of Watch, Broken City, Rush, and Unknown to give away.

Global action star Liam Neeson (Taken series, Unknown) is U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks in Non-Stop, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into a numbered account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.

Struggling with personal demons, Marks is left drained of any passion for the heroic calling of his profession. He has come to view his important assignment as merely a desk job in the sky. However, another day at the office becomes a high-stakes crisis when shortly into a routine transatlantic flight, »

- Competitions

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Which 'Orphan Black' clone won season 2? A needlessly detailed analysis

22 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Spoilers Ahead. If you’ve been following our coverage of Orphan Black, BBC America’s clone-tacular sci-fi thriller, you know that we’ve been ranking the clones every episode. Why? Well the answer was never really clear at the time, but now we have found the deeper meaning: So we could determine which version of Tatiana Maslany won the show’s sprawling season 2.

How did we decide our rankings, you ask? Based on a totally scientific analysis of the amount accomplished per clone, per episode (Cosima, for instance, occupies a happy, illness-induced medium). We gave big points for power plays, »

- Jackson McHenry

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Second Opinion – 3 Days to Kill (2014)

22 June 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

3 Days to Kill, 2014.

Directed by McG.

Starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfield and Connie Nielsen

Synopsis

A terminally ill CIA Agent is offered an experimental drug in exchange for one more assignment.

 

To say that 3 Days to Kill has a convoluted plot is a massive understatement. From the synopsis you’d expect this to be a taught Taken-esque thriller; instead we get a genre combination of thriller, action, adventure, family drama and comedy which simply just doesn’t work.

The film’s opening action sequence is hugely entertaining and Kevin Costner plays ageing CIA agent Ethan Renner well. Once we find out that he’s dying from brain cancer the film takes a completely different turn as Renner returns to Paris to spend time with his estrange wife (Connie Nielsen) and teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfield). Things bumble on nicely for a while as Renner comes across an absurdly »

- Helen Murdoch

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Sunday Shorts: ‘Revolver’, starring Liam Neeson

22 June 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 1991 short Revolver. The film is written and directed by Chester Dent, and stars Elaine Proctor and Liam Neeson. Over the course of an acting career spanning over 35 years, Neeson has made a name for himself in a variety of roles in movies such as Husbands and Wives, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy, Love Actually, Batman Begins, and Taken. His newest feature, titled Third Person, opened in limited release in American theatres this weekend. He can also be seen in theatres in the film A Million Ways To Die In the West.

****

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 announces opening night film

21 June 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

This year’s Film4 FrightFest gets off to a cracking start with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s killer thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows). The film is written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and also stars Sheila Kelley (Matchstick Men), Leland Orser (Taken), Lance Reddick (The Wire) and Brendan Meyer. It is being distributed in the UK by Icon Film Distribution. Synopsis: A brilliant homage to 1980s action flicks, The Guest opens with the Peterson family struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, They find some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. »

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Is Kevin Costner Hollywood's most underrated movie star?

21 June 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Costner is back on the big screen this week in action-thriller 3 Days to Kill. It's not a classic Costner film by any stretch (he's essentially playing Liam Neeson in Taken), but the film is arriving right in the middle of a career revival for the actor who headlined big hits two decades ago. With Man of Steel, Draft Day, Jack Ryan and 3 Days all under his belt over the last 12 months, we're experiencing something of a Costnaissance (to swipe a term coined for Matthew McConaughey).

As a screen star Costner was never blessed with dynamic range or the ability to transform himself like a Daniel Day-Lewis can, but what he can deliver is a performance of earnestness and honesty that connects with an audience. He is frequently the glue that holds a film together, a movie star with the everyman appeal of someone like James Stewart. If anything, Costner »

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Trailer for indie comedy drama About Alex starring Aubrey Plaza and Jane Levy

20 June 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Media Films has released the trailer for their upcoming indie About Alex. The film, which has been compared to The Big Chill, stars Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Nate Parker (Red Tails), Max Minghella (The Social Network), Jason Ritter (The Big Ask), and Maggie Grace (Taken).

The debut film from writer/director Jesse Zwick, About Alex debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival to some good reviews. The film follows a circle of twenty-something friends who reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained. An honest appraisal of adult friendship for our current social media moment, »

- Scott Davis

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Film4 FrightFest announces The Guest for its opening night

20 June 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Film4 FrightFest returns to London this August and while horror fans wait for of the full line-up announcement next week, we at now know the movie that will open the festival.

From the press release:

This year’s Film4 FrightFest gets off to a nerve-shredding start with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s killer thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows).

Wingard said today: “FrightFest movie goers are some of the most diehard genre enthusiasts in the world. Naturally I am delighted that The Guest will be opening this year’s festival”.

Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest added: “Film4FrightFest has a grand tradition of always opening its banner August event with a forward-looking and directional attraction. So we couldn’t be more delighted to showcase Adam Wingard’s dazzling horror thriller The Guest to put the stamp »

- Luke Owen

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FrightFest to Open with ‘Guest,’ Starring ‘Downton’ Star Dan Stevens

20 June 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Adam Wingard’s killer thriller “The Guest,” starring “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens and rising thesp Maika Monroe (“The Bling Ring,” “It Follows”), is set to open Film4 FrightFest in London.

The film, written by Simon Barrett (“You’re Next,” “A Horrible Way To Die”), also stars Sheila Kelley (“Matchstick Men”), Leland Orser (“Taken”) and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”).

Pic, which is an homage to 1980s action movies, opens with the Peterson family struggling to cope with the death of their son, Caleb, in the Afghanistan War. They find some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on their door, claiming to be Caleb’s former comrade.

Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over. Then a sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is who he claims to be.

Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest, said: »

- Leo Barraclough

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