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USA Today has unveiled three new photos from Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" which opens June 17th. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team-up from the project as former classmates who reunite at their 20-year high school reunion - the once fat and nerdy Johnson is now a deadly CIA agent who has been framed and has to enlist the help of the once popular turned mild-mannered accountant Hart.
"Star Trek Beyond" co-scribe Doug Jung has been hired to pen a re-write of the modestly-budgeted, Julius Onah-directed, sci-fi thriller "God Particle" which J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce. Oren Uziel wrote the original screenplay which follows an American space station crew who, believing they have destroyed Earth via a Hadron accelerator, allow the crew of hostile nations to board their ship with disastrous results... full details
- Garth Franklin
They may not have reached the altar yet, but John Malone and Lionsgate are getting serious.
Last week, the billionaire media mogul doubled down on his investment in the Santa Monica studio behind “Hunger Games” to become its second-biggest shareholder. That has Wall Street panting over the prospect that a merger is in the offing.
During an investor-day conference last week for his holding company, Liberty Media, Malone — a coy suitor — refused to rule out deepening his position in the indie film and television studio.
Both Malone and Lionsgate need something out of a potential marriage. Cable companies keep getting bigger. Digital players like Netflix have become global behemoths without equal. And in the process, power has shifted from the companies that produce television and movies to the platforms that distribute them.
Many in Hollywood and on Wall Street believe more consolidation is on the horizon. That was precisely what »
- Brent Lang and Dave McNary
Daniel Espinosa, coming off the flop Child 44 earlier this year, has boarded Life, a mystery project being developed at Skydance. What Life is about is being kept secret but the project has a script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the duo who wrote the upcoming Deadpool movie. Ellison is producing with Dana Goldberg. Also producing are Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. Espinosa was part of the Scandinavian wave that hit Hollywood shores a few years ago, impressing with his crime movie Easy Money. He made a splash with his studio debut with 2012’s Safe House, which starred Denzel
- Borys Kit
The series will be set on a London street that houses the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of the gay clubbing scene on the other.
Whishaw's Danny falls for MI6 coder Alex after a chance encounter, but when Alex suddenly disappears he must decide whether he has what it takes to find out what happened to him.
Related: Contemporary London becomes a hotbed of spies in new BBC2 drama
“Occasionally it’s right to be afraid…” Ben Whishaw swaps Q’s gadgets and supercars for hoodies and paranoia in BBC2’s new five-part drama, a contemporary thriller written by Child 44’s Tom Rob Smith, with a cast that includes Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Adrian Lester.
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- Guardian TV
A stunning opening weekend for the gangster biopic confirms Tom Hardy’s star power as he plays both the notorious twins
Until a year ago, Tom Hardy had mostly juggled supporting roles in major films, including Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, with lead roles in smaller movies, such as Bronson and Locke. He’d also starred alongside Shia Labeouf in ensemble drama Lawless, with Joel Edgerton in Warrior, and alongside Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in action romcom This Means War. Over the past year, his lead roles became increasingly high profile with The Drop, Child 44 and Mad Max: Fury Road.
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- Charles Gant
A spectacular, heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock. See it in IMAX 3D for an enrapturing you-are-there feeling. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This is the kind of movie movies were invented for: big, visceral, and intense, a heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock as it takes you places most of us will never get to so as to engage in the sort of life-threatening thrills that, paradoxically, remind us that we are alive. That’s an argument that safety-minded homebodies like me scoff at when risk-takers make it, but Everest makes you understand it deep in your gut.
And this is true even though Everest is the story of what had been the deadliest climbing season on the mountain until the 2014 and 2015 avalanches. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
What’s more bleak than Stalin’s Soviet Union? How about a series of child murders in Stalin’s Soviet Union? Such is the premise of Child 44, an excessively long, incredibly dour but well-acted thriller starring Mad Max himself, Tom Hardy, alongside Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman and a host of other talented European (though, not Russian) thespians. Based on the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith, it follows Hardy’s Ministry of State Security (Mgb) investigator Leo Demidov as he attempts to solve that aforementioned series of murders, despite the Soviet Union’s refusal to acknowledge the the acts are murder at all. Murder is a disease of the West, we are told, and “cannot happen in paradise.”
- Lee Jutton
Universal Pictures' Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel has found its villain, with Variety reporting that Vincent Cassel has signed on to play Jason Bourne's (Matt Damon) main enemy. The site reveals that Vincent Cassel is playing an assassin who is tracking Jason Bourne. On Friday, Matt Damon himself revealed that shooting begins sometime this week, but this report claims that production will start "later this summer."
No specific plot details have been given, but Matt Damon revealed last week that the story is set in a "post-Snowden world," with the main action taking place in a "austerity-riddled Europe." Edward Snowden was the CIA analyst who leaked confidential documents outlining the U.S. government's tactics for spying on the American public. The actor also confirmed that filming will begin in Greece, ending in Las Vegas. The main themes of this plot will revolve around spying on the public, civil liberties and democracy in general. »
The cast of the next Bourne movie is shaping up to be downright amazing, with Matt Damon obviously set to return as Jason Bourne and Julia Stiles reprising her role from the first three movies. Meanwhile, new additions so far include Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones. Now, Vincent Cassel (Child 44) has been targeted for
- Josh Wilding
Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-pen the script with Christopher Rouse. Frank Marshall again produces the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers.
Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Cassel joins the ranks of Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez, who played the villains in previous “Bourne” chapters.
Production is expected to begin later this summer. The film will bow on July 29, 2016.
Damon’s three Bourne movies, which began in 2002 and ended in 2007, grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. »
- Justin Kroll
Casanova Available now
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- Guardian TV
A weaker film slate and softer home entertainment sales took a bite out of Lionsgate’s revenue and earnings during the most recent fiscal quarter.
Revenue for the studio topped out at $408.9 million for the three months ending in June, down 9% from year-earlier revenue of $449.4 million. Diluted earnings of 26 cents a share and profits of $40.7 million were also down from the year-earlier numbers of 30 cents and $43.3 million, respectively.
Earnings did beat analyst estimates of 7 cents, but revenues fell short of projections, failing to hit the $430 million that Wall Street expected. The studio’s stock slid nearly 6% in after-market trading amid widespread losses in the media sector. Investors are concerned that the cable business is losing subscribers, potentially threatening a major source of income for television and film creators.
Lionsgate’s motion picture arm saw revenue hit $275.4 million, compared to $331.9 million in the prior year quarter, as the studio fielded only one new wide release, »
- Brent Lang
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First off, I want to apologize for this column's absence this past couple of weeks. When It Follows and Ex Machina arrived on Blu-ray back on July 14 I honestly completely spaced and forgot all about this column, which is a shame considering those are two of my top three movies of 2015 so far. That said, if you weren't aware they were released you can click on either title and purchase them now. Otherwise, here are this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases along with a boatload of new release dates including Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duke of Burgundy (another one of this year's best films), Mad Max: Fury Road (probably my favorite film of 2015 so far) and Furious 7.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Not a good movie and I'm pretty sure everyone knows it, though they may say something different so »
- Brad Brevet
This month on Blu-ray and DVD, the Divergent series continues with Insurgent, Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara go on a Hot Pursuit, Marion Cotillard gives an Oscar-nominated turn in Two Days, One Night, Edward Snowden is the focus of doc Citizenfour, James Franco and Jonah Hill tell a True Story, Tom Hardy searches for Child 44, Walt Disney.s Short Films Collection hits shelves, zombies continue to run amuck... Read More »
- Mathew Plale
On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 3-9 A la mala – In this comedy, Maria Laura is an aspiring actress who finds out there is a different career that is truly lucrative. She is hired by a variety of women to test the fidelity of their boyfriends. But what happens when she falls for one of the men? Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Luis Arrieta (PG-13, 1:39) 8/4 Child 44 – Moscow in 1952 did not have murders. Murder was a capitalist disease, or so the government would have people believe. But a mysterious crime leads to a grisly discovery. A … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Butterfield’s character is the first human born on Mars. He’s raised in an experimental colony on the red planet after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado (Robertson) 16 years later, and decides to travel across the universe, even with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, to find her.
Butterfield can be seen next in Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” while Oldman last starred in “Child 44″ opposite Tom Hardy. Carla Gugino most recently appeared on the Fox drama “Wayward Pines” and the »
- Justin Kroll
Just before Fall TV premieres, we often get a bunch of DVD and Blu-ray releases for TV dramas and comedies. As such, it.s not surprising that there are a ton of TV releases coming out this month, including How To Get Away With Murder, Dig, and the Season 5 release of The Walking Dead. There are some good movies, too, of course, and you can check out the August 2015 releases, below. August 4 August 4 Blu-ray And DVD Releases Insurgent Far From The Madding Crowd Child 44 Adult Beginners A Little Chaos How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete First Season DVD Barely Lethal Orphan Black: Season 3 Strike Back: The Complete Third Season The Affair: Season 1Dvd The Knick: The Complete First Season August 11 August 11 Blu-ray And DVD Releases Hot Pursuit 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Season 4 Dig: Season 1 Hell on Wheels: The Complete Fourth Season Person of Interest »
After making the international hit Easy Money, director Daniel Espinosa made his American film debut with 2012's Safe House. The filmmaker followed up that action-thriller with this year's Child 44, which is currently available on Digital HD before the Blu-ray and DVD release on August 4 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Today we have an exclusive preview which highlights the directorial style of the Child 44 filmmaker. And it proves he's certainly a filmmaker to watch in the future.
Tom Hardy, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace star in the riveting and politically charged serial-killer drama Child 44, which made waves when it hit theaters earlier this year. Based on the first novel of the international best-selling trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and produced by the acclaimed Ridley Scott, the nail-biting story is written for the screen by Richard Price. The film features a stellar supporting cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, »
We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip and stills from Tom Hardy’s latest film, “Child 44.” The film, also starring Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace, comes to Digital HD July 21 and on Blu-ray plus Digital HD, DVD plus Digital and On Demand August 4 courtesy of Summit Entertainment. The film is based on the first novel Tom Rob Smith’s acclaimed trilogy, adapted for the screen by Richard Price, directed by Daniel Espinosa and is produced by Ridley Scott. The film also stars Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine and Vincent Cassel. The film starts with a tragic death, leading Hardy’s character to suspect a conspiracy. After a friend’s son is [ Read More ]
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