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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Sep 28-29

29 September 2015 12:57 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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new Us/Can Sep 29    streaming only Black Coal, Thin Ice The Duke of Burgundy The Gallows Batkid Begins Cartel Land Dope Wildlike    dvd/streaming Spy Entourage Poltergeist Cop Car new UK Sep 28    streaming only Danny Collins San Andreas Survivor Aloha Little Accidents Turbo Kid    dvd/streaming 52 Tuesdays Results Spooks: The Greater Good Catch Me Daddy Man Up Moomins on the Riviera Ruth and Alex (aka 5 Flights Up)

more recent releases Us/Can    streaming only Avengers: Age of Ultron Charlie’s Country The Connection (La French) Frequencies I Believe in Unicorns The Little Death (aka A Funny Kind of Love) Mistaken for Strangers Particle Fever Pump Virunga When Animals Dream Big Significant Things Doomsdays The Falling »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Krays smash Legend muscles its way to top of UK box office

15 September 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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

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Everest movie review: peak experience

14 September 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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

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"Child 44" Is The Cure For Feeling Good

6 September 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

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

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'Bourne 5' Gets Vincent Cassel as the Villain

1 September 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

- MovieWeb

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Vincent Cassel to Play Villain in Paul Greengrass’ Bourne 5

1 September 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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‘Bourne’: Vincent Cassel to Play Villain Opposite Matt Damon in Sequel (Exclusive)

1 September 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vincent Cassel is set to play the villain in the next installment of the Jason Bourne franchise starring Matt Damon.

Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones are also on board for the project, and Julia Stiles is set to return as well.

Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-pen the script with Christopher RouseFrank 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

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New on Amazon in August: Catastrophe, Sneaky Pete and Inception

11 August 2015 2:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sharon Horgan’s razor-sharp romantic comedy lands on the streaming site, there are new pilots Sneaky Pete and Casanova, and films including Inception and Child 44

Casanova Available now

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Lionsgate Profits, Revenue Down on Weaker Film Slate

6 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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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'Insurgent', 'Far from the Madding Crowd', 'Night and the City' and More This Week on DVD & Blu-ray

4 August 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Links: Blu-rays Under $10 | Today's Deals | Release Dates | Reviews

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

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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (August 2015)

3 August 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

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

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On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 3-9

3 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

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

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Gary Oldman, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino Join Stx’s Sci-Fi Love Story

31 July 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson have joined Asa Butterfield in Stx Entertainment’s untitled intergalactic love story.

Peter Chelsom will direct the pic. Allan Loeb penned the script, which is based on a short story he wrote with Richard Lewis and Stewart Schill. Lewis will also produce the film.

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

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New DVD Releases: August 2015 In Home Entertainment

30 July 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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'Child 44' Featurette Showcases Director Daniel Espinosa | Exclusive

23 July 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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Exclusive Clip: “Child 44″ Goes Back in Time to the 1950s Soviet Union

20 July 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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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Where Are the Women? 79 wide releases in UK in 2015 so far; only 22 have female protagonists

2 July 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Time for a little mid-year check on the Where Are the Women? project, U.K. edition. (See here for the U.S. version. The numbers are almost identical.)

From January through the end of June, 2015, there have been 79 films that have had wide releases in the United Kingdom. (This list includes a few films that opened at the very end of December 2014 and so had the vast majority of their runs in 2015.) These films are, in rough order of release:



The Theory of Everything

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Taken 3


Into the Woods

Testament of Youth

American Sniper



Ex Machina

The Gambler


A Most Violent Year

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Big Hero 6

Inherent Vice

Son of a Gun


The Interview

Jupiter Ascending


Shaun the Sheep Movie

Fifty Shades of Grey

Project Almanac


The Wedding Ringer

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Terminator Genisys movie review: back from the future… again

2 July 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I’m “biast” (pro): love the early films in the franchise…

I’m “biast” (con): …but it should have been left alone

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.

I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.

The Summer of Franchise Movies That Just Makes Me Want to Go Back and Watch the Original Film continues. (See also Jurassic World, Minions, Poltergeist and so on.) The Terminator universe picks up the death knell of 2009’s Salvation with Genisys, in which the time-travel jiggery-pokery that has been futzing with its own mythology in ways that do it no favors now jumps back into the events of the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Worst Movies Of 2015 (So Far…)

25 June 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, us Wgtc critics counted off some of our favorite films of 2015 so far, but all in all, it hasn’t been a terrific first half of the year. Avengers: Age of Ultron arrived as a bloated, messy sequel with far less charm than the first McU phase-capper, talented sci-fi filmmakers like the Wachowskis and Neill Blomkamp delivered some of their worst work to date in Jupiter Ascending and Chappie, Johnny Depp eliminates any residual good-will in Mortdecai, and strong actors like Tom Hardy and Jonah Hill ended up mired in slogfests Child 44 and True Story. It’s been a depressing season for cinephiles punctuated by some occasional pleasant surprises.

But amid all the mediocre-to-bad entries from Hollywood so far this year, there were some titles that triumphed above all else to cement their place on the list of the year’s worst, most atrocious and irredeemable films. »

- WGTC Staff

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Watch: Tom Hardy Does Double Duty In Trailer For Gangster Drama 'Legend'

25 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2015 has been a year of opposites for Tom Hardy. He starred in the critically slammed box office bomb "Child 44," and in the universally adored smash hit "Mad Max: Fury Road." But if anything, Hardy is a man who likes to push his limits and he pulls double duty in the upcoming gangster drama "Legend." Read More: Tom Hardy Says He's Attached To 3 More 'Mad Max' Films The actor plays twin British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray who terrorized London in the 1950s and 1960s, and “L.A. Confidential” writer and “42” directed Brian Helgeland shared with Yahoo his experience working with Hardy on the movie. "He went, from hour to hour, he would be one or the other. There were exceptions, but he was usually Reggie during the first part of the day because it was the bigger part. Then many days Ron didn’t work at all," he explained. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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