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Movie Review: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds sneak only a little fun into The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which bears the tagline “Get triggered” and is essentially a dumber, tackier Midnight Run, was destined to be one of those Neanderthalic, faux-merican EuropaCorp action movies, like The Transporter or From Paris With Love­­—except fate fumbled, and the film ended up as a coasting-on-star-power Hollywood programmer directed by The Expendables 3’s Patrick Hughes. At least it manages to be sort of amusing. Ryan Reynolds plays the Robert De Niro role, only instead of being a prickly, Sinatra-belting bail bondsman and former Chicago cop who’s still hung up on his ex-wife, he’s a finicky, Ace Of Base-yodeling bodyguard-for-hire and former CIA agent (aren’t they all?) who’s still hung up on his ex-girlfriend. We’re introduced to him living in one of those glass modernist shoeboxes that all of today’s elite big-screen gunmen seem to live in, until one pesky
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of 'The Aspern Papers'

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in The Aspern Papers, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella of the same name.

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray and Barbara Meier have also joined the cast.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau.

Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce.

Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya. Production is currently underway in Venice, Italy.

Meyers won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in Elvis and has since starred in The Tudors, Dracula, and Vikings. His film credits
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Vanessa Redgrave in Period Drama ‘The Aspern Papers’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Vanessa Redgrave in Period Drama ‘The Aspern Papers’
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in the period drama “The Aspern Papers.”

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray, and Barbara Meier have also been added to the cast. Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation of the Henry James novel. Landais co-wrote the script with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya.

The film is set in Venice in 1885 with Rhys Meyers portraying Morton Vint, an ambiguous young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern as he strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana (Redgrave). Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Richardson), whom Morton tries to seduce.

Production is currently underway in Venice, Italy.

Gabriela Bacher is producing for Film House Germany’s Summerstorm Entertainment, alongside Landais for Princeps Films. The executive producers include Charles S. Cohen of Cohen Media Group, James Ivory,
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‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Is Obsessed with Accomplishing Historical Greatness in New D-Day Drama — Watch

‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Is Obsessed with Accomplishing Historical Greatness in New D-Day Drama — Watch
Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for its upcoming historical drama/thriller “Churchill.” The film about the legendary British Primer Minister hails from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”), from a screenplay by British author/historian Alex von Tunzelmann. Brian Cox toplines the film.

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Here is the plot summary: In June 1944, allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage.

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Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Enjoy Paris — and Bella Hadid’s There Too

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Enjoy Paris — and Bella Hadid’s There Too
From Paris with love, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

The couple was spotted leaving five-star hotel La Réserve on Monday evening, just a few minutes down the road from where Bella Hadid was pictured leaving Hotel George V.

The Weeknd, 27, has a concert scheduled at the AccorHôtels Arena on Tuesday, and Gomez, 24, will no doubt be supporting him as she has been attending several of his European concerts. On Sunday, the actress called him her “baby” in a Snapchat video at his Zurich concert.

Meanwhile, Hadid, who broke up with the “Party Monster” singer in November after a year-and-a-half-long romance,
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UTA Signs ‘Taken’ Helmer Pierre Morel

UTA Signs ‘Taken’ Helmer Pierre Morel
Exclusive: UTA just emerged victorious in a signing derby for Taken director Pierre Morel. The filmmaker had been repped by CAA and had been in play since his agent Spencer Baumgarten left. Baumgarten, now at ICM Partners, was in the mix, as was Verve, but the team at UTA won the day. Morel, who came up as a cinematographer working closely with Luc Besson in France, has directed Taken, District B13, From Paris With Love and most recently the Sean Penn-starrer The Gunman
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Digital Codes Giveaway: Lionsgate Black Friday Action Pack

Christmas arrived early and this Black Friday is not over.

Lionsgate has a Black Friday digital sale with dozens of their titles. It is a collector’s movie dreams with more than a dozen titles. You can save up to 40 percent on some of the best movies and TV shows.

Click here to jump to begin your shopping with your first title Kick-ass and more!.

In the shopping giveaway spirit, Lionsgate will grant one lucky reader of Lrm for codes to all of the following titles:

· The Bank Job

· Dredd

· Escape Plan

· The Expendables 3

· From Paris With Love

· Kick-ass

· The Last Stand

· A Most Wanted Man

· Pulp Fiction

· Rambo First Blood

· Sin City

· Sicario

· The Expendables

· Gods Of Egypt

· I Am Wrath

· The Last Witch Hunter

The codes are Ultraviolet codes. No Blu-ray or DVD copies will be part of this contest.

To enter this giveaway contest, send an e-mail to contest@lrmonline.
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Life On The Line Review

John Travolta used to be an A-list actor with an ongoing string of hits, but he hasn’t headlined a major Hollywood production since 2010 action film From Paris with Love barely broke even at the domestic box office. Ever since, Travolta has received steady work from lower-profile outings that typically receive limited, if any, theatrical release before debuting on video-on-demand. Already this year, the Oscar-nominated star of classics like Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction has appeared in action thriller I Am Wrath and Western In a Valley of Violence, alongside Ethan Hawke. Now, he leads his third 2016 release with Life on the Line.

The film centers on a team of linemen, the workers responsible for repairing power lines and maintaining the electrical grid. Travolta stars as Beau, the grizzled veteran of the group and uncle to orphaned niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth), who finds herself at a romantic crossroads with
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New Set Snaps From Marvel's The Punisher Provide A First Look At Amber Rose Revah As Dinah Madani

Earlier pics from the set of Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil spinoff, The Punisher, have mainly featured Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), but this time we get a first glimpse of a couple of the show's supporting characters. It was previously announced that Amber Rose Revah (House of Saddam, From Paris with Love) would be playing a "highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent" named Dinah Madani, and here we see her alongside The Knick actor Michael Nathanson, who has not yet been officially named as a cast member. From the looks of these images, however, there's a good chance he'll be playing a colleague of Madani's. The pics are copyrighted so you'll have to click Here to check 'em out.
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How ‘Eyewitness’ Creator Adi Hasak Made His Own Opportunities

How ‘Eyewitness’ Creator Adi Hasak Made His Own Opportunities
When Adi Hasak visits Mipcom this week, it will be with the wind at his back. He will serve as a keynote speaker at the annual confab on the heels of the premiere of his new series “Eyewitness,” which debuts Sunday night on USA. It is the second show created by Hasak to premiere this year, following “Shades of Blue,” the Jennifer Lopez cop drama that was renewed by NBC after a successful midseason roll out in January.

It’s a triumphant moment for Hasak, a journeyman writer who has begun to carve out a niche for himself as a bridge between the international and U.S. television businesses — and done so without traditional backing such as an agent or U.S. studio deal.

“I went to Mipcom for the first time I think three years ago,” Hasak says. “And I just started going from booth to booth. No one knew who I was. The
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Six John Travolta Blu-rays Including I Am Wrath

To celebrate the upcoming release of John Travolta’s I Am Wrath on July 26th, We Are Movie Geeks would like to offer a John Travolta Blu-ray bundle as a giveaway for our readers! (check out our coverage of I Am Wrath Here)

You can win all of these John Travolta Blu-rays:

I am Wrath From Paris With Love Pulp Fiction The Punisher The Forger She’s So Lovely (Digital copy)

All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring John Travolta? (mine is Saturday Night Fever). It’s so easy. We’ll be picking the winners next week. Good Luck!

1. You must have a U.S. mailing address.

2. No purchase necessary.

Brace yourself for a thrilling experience with the intense action-revenge thriller, I Am Wrath, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand onJuly 26 from Lionsgate.
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John Travolta in I Am Wrath On Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand July 26

Brace yourself for a thrilling experience with the intense action-revenge thriller, I Am Wrath, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on July 26 from Lionsgate. John Travolta (From Paris with Love) stars as a man who takes action after realizing a group of corrupt police officers will never solve his wife’s murder. From the director of The Scorpion King, I Am Wrath is currently available On Demand and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta) witnesses the murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay), who was attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Wracked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying in his arms. When Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to
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Humanity's Last Breath Captured in Eve [Short Film]

Eve is a 3D movie set in a futuristic & poetic universe without any dialog that captures the last moments of humanity on earth before nature resumes his duties."

According to First showing, The short film was shot and imagined by a large team of French professionals which included Joséphine Derobe as the 3D stereographer, who worked on Pina by Wim Wenders. It's both written and directed by French filmmaker and concept artist Eric Gandois, who did storyboards for Lucy and From Paris with Love.

The film stars Delphine Chaneac, seen in Vincenzo Natali's Splice, as a woman living in a future where there's barely any oxygen left [Continued ...]
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‘I Am Wrath’ Review

Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Rebecca De Mornay, Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell, Doris Morgado, Luis Da Silva Jr., Patrick St. Esprit | Written by Yvan Gauthier, Paul Sloan | Directed by Chuck Russell

Anyone remember From Paris With Love? Director Pierre Morel followed up the 2008 Liam Neeson hit Taken with a similarly enjoyable, although less critically well received, action movie in 2010 which starred a shaven headed John Travolta as Charlie Wax. And while it was less successful and entertaining than Taken, From Paris With Love was still good fun.

So in theory then, given Travolta is – or at least was – capable of convincingly taking part in a action movie I had reasonable expectations for his latest film I Am Wrath. And then there’s the crew involved: directed by Chuck Russell whose past works include Eraser, The Mask, and The Blob; and starring Rebecca De Mornay and Christopher Meloni, I honestly thought
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Tribeca title 'Perfect Strangers' picked up by Italy's True Colours

Tribeca title 'Perfect Strangers' picked up by Italy's True Colours
Fledgling sales outfit has acquired worldwide sales rights to Paolo Genovese’s comedy, a box office hit in Italy.

Italian sales outfit True Colours has taken worldwide rights to Tribeca competitor Perfect Strangers, directed by Paolo Genovese and produced by Marco Belardi.

The film is the only Italian competitor at Tribeca, where it will make its Us premiere later this month. The comedy has already grossed more than $18.2m (€16m) in its native Italy since its release on February 11.

Starring Alba Rohrwacher (I Am Love) and Kasia Smutniak (From Paris With Love), the story follows seven friends who, during a dinner party, decide to share all of their text messages, emails and calls with each other, unveiling a myriad of secrets.

Launched last year by Lucky Red and Indigo Film, this latest acquistion continues True Colours’ trend of picking up Italian films for international release. Other titles on the company’s slate include Roberto Ando’s Le Confessioni
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Italian Pic at Tribeca ‘Perfect Strangers’ to Be Sold by True Colours

Rome — True Colours, the Italo sales company recently launched by Indigo Film and Lucky Red, has taken world sales on hit Italo ensemble pic “Perfect Strangers,” ahead of its international launch at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Paolo Genovese, “Strangers” has scored a whopping 16 million Euros ($18 million), notching up 2.5 million admissions in Italy since its early February release via Medusa. It is the only Italian entry in Tribeca’s International Narrative Competition section. Pic is co-produced by Leone Film Group’s recently acquired Lotus Productions shingle with Medusa.

High concept dramedy is set during a dinner party where seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. Each places their cell phone on the table and agrees to make all texts and calls public, in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide. The Italo A-list cast comprises Alba Rohrwacher (“I Am Love”), Kasia Smutniak (“From Paris With Love
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Giveaway: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Lionsgate Digital Movie Bundle

Giveaway: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Lionsgate Digital Movie Bundle
While today is just another Thursday for some people, many others are celebrating the heralded Irish holiday St. Patrick's Day. On this holiday, everyone is Irish for a night on the town. But if you prefer celebrating with a night in, we have an incredible contest opportunity you won't want to miss. We're teaming up with Lionsgate Digital and Vudu to give away digital codes for 17 movies that capture the Irish spirit.

Fans will win digital Vudu codes for Ethan Frome, Gangs of New York, The Next Three Days, Played, From Paris with Love, Peacock, Haywire, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Velvet Goldmine, Albert Nobbs, Harrison's Flowers, About Adam, Unhitched, Love's Labour's Lost, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Ghost Writer, Grey Owl, Noble House, Remember Me and Shattered. You'll be able to watch these movies right away through your Vudu account, which you can access through your smart TV, Blu-ray player,
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8 movie burgers to get your mouth watering for National Burger Day

8 movie burgers to get your mouth watering for National Burger Day
Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.

Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?

1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna

The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.

2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's

Kevin Spacey's Lester Burnham hits peak mid-life crisis when he takes a job behind the counter at Mr Smiley's in American Beauty.
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The Gunman Movie Review

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The Gunman Movie Review
Title: The Gunman Director: Pierre Morel Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel ‘La Position du tireur couché’ (The Prone Gunman), gets adapted for the silver screen by French cinematographer and film director Pierre Morel, known for ‘District 13,’ ‘From Paris With Love,’ and ‘Taken.’ The American action thriller, stars Sean Penn as an ex-soldier who carried out an assassination in the Democratic Republic of Congo and finds his past catching up with him eight years later. The cast also includes Javier Bardem, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. The film begins with utter promise: the [ Read More ]

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Forecast: Will 'Insurgent' Top 'Divergent'?

Forecast: Will 'Insurgent' Top 'Divergent'?
The second installment in the Divergent series hits theaters this weekend, and should easily take first place ahead of Cinderella.Meanwhile, The Gunman and Do You Believe? will likely battle for third place with less than $10 million.Opening at 3,875 theaters, The Divergent Series: Insurgent reaches theaters exactly a year after its predecessor. That movie opened to $54.6 million, held well, and closed with $150.9 million. That wasn't at the same level as the first Twilight movie*much less the first Hunger Games movie*but it was still a strong result for a young-adult adaptation.Marketing for Insurgent has positioned it as an intense, action-packed sci-fi thriller, which is noticeably different from the first movie's sci-fi romance sell. There's also been an emphasis on the movie's visual effects sequences, which seem to be more significant this time around. All of this gives off the impression that Lionsgate/Summit is trying to broaden the
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