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Another great week for the streaming services with some good watches from this year, last year, the year before and about ten or twenty years back. I struggle to believe we can keep up this kind of momentum and variety until Christmas but we will see what happens. At the moment this column is just a pleasure to write due to the variety of stuff available.
One thing that has amazed me this week is how a worthy and quite brilliant drama like Disconnect can just squeak out on to streaming with so little fanfare. Have things really changed that much? Is relevant, timely cinema worthy of discussion made independently really such an off-putting thing to studios and distributors? A few years back when the Mubi service was introduced on the PlayStation Network, it threatened to give us free and pay per view independent cinema that you couldn’t see anywhere else. »
- Chris Holt
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 26, 2013; Digital Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.99
Bruce Willis (Looper), Helen Mirren (The Debt), John Malkovich (Secretariat) and Mary Louise Parker (TV’s Weeds) return in Red 2, the inevitable follow-up to the popular, similarly-crimson 2010 action-comedy crime movie Red.
retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) is trying to chill out with his lady (Parker) when he called back into action and reunites his unlikely team of operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation nuclear device that can change the balance of world power. To get the job done, Moses and co. must their wits and old-school skills to smash an assortment of assassins, »
Closed Circuit is in theaters now, and if spy-related things are what you’re after, you want to get to this one as soon as you can. This thriller with Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Julia Stiles, Jim Broadbent, and more, follows two lawyers who get more than they bargained for, as the secrets become unraveled.
To help get you in the spy, conspiracy mood, I have a great giveaway for you, and 3 lucky winnders will get both Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (my pick for best movie of 2011)and The Debt on DVD.
Check out the trailer above, and some more info and goodies below, and be sure to check this one out.
From the producers of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes the new international thriller, Closed Circuit. Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop, a suspect is detained, and the country prepares for one of »
- Marc Eastman
Producers are planning a fall shoot on the project. Anthony Rhulen and Navid McIlhargey will produce thourgh their FilmEngine Entertainment shingle along with Worthington, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz through their Full Clip Prods. banner along with screenwriter Paul Leyden and Gregory Browne of Anthropology Films.
Story, based on Kevin Wignall’s novel of the same name, centers on a solitary assassin who agrees to help a bright college girl exact revenge on those who mercilessly murdered her parents and younger brother. The script was adapted by Oren Moverman, who wrote and directed “Rampart” and “The Messenger,” from Leyden’s adaptation of the novel.
- Dave McNary
From the producers of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes the new international thriller, Closed Circuit. Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop, a suspect is detained, and the country prepares for one of the most high-profile trials in British history. Two exceptional lawyers with a romantic history step into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, and when evidence points to a possible British Secret Service cover up, it’s not just their reputations, but their lives that are at stake.
One (1) winner will receive:
- Movie Geeks
Boarding the project are Bifa winner Michael Smiley, star of Kill List, and David Threlfall, best known for his long-running role in UK drama Shameless. Also joining are Ben Mendelsohn, recently seen opposite Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines, and Jodie Whittaker, star of Attack the Block, Venus and Good Vibrations.
The film centres on a rogue submarine captain who - after being laid off from a salvage company - pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller being directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and produced by Charles Steel for Cowboy Films. Black Sea, which will be released in 2014, is co-produced and co-financed by Focus and Film4. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus co-ceo Andrew Karpen made the announcement today.
Focus holds worldwide rights – excluding U.K. free-tv rights, which are held by Film4 – to the movie. Focus executive vice president, international production Teresa Moneo is supervising Black Sea for president of production Jeb Brody. Filming has commenced in the U.K.
Black Sea is being produced by Mr. Macdonald alongside Mr. Steel, who reteam following Mr. Macdonald’s latest film as director, How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan and George MacKay, which will be released this fall. Cowboy Films also produced Mr. Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, »
- Kellvin Chavez
London, June 12: Veteran actress Helen Mirren honoured life-saving volunteers at a ceremony here.
Mirren's friend, publicity chief Chris Worwood, suffered a cardiac arrest at a red carpet screening of her movie "The Debt" in 2011, but he was saved by police officers who were able to resuscitate him.
"The Queen" star subsequently became patron of the London Ambulance Service charity, the Voluntary responder group, and she turned out to honour other lifesavers at the organisation's awards ceremony in the British capital Sunday night.
During the event at London's City Hall, Mirren spoke about her friend's recovery and. »
- Lohit Reddy
Csokas will play a vicious fixer for the Russians. Shooting is slated to begin this summer in Boston.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve known for quite some time now that Denzel Washington would lead the big-screen remake of cult 1980s series The Equalizer. A few months ago Antoine Fuqua was finally confirmed to reunite with his Training Day Oscar-winner and named the director after both Nicolas Winding Refn and Rupert Wyatt’s failed to agree terms in negotiations. Less than a week ago we learned Chloe Grace Moretz would portray the teen hooker needing the desperate help of Washington’s retired operative Robert McCall, previously played by the late, great Edward Woodward.
Well, we now know the sadistic villain of the piece will be a member of the Russian mafia, with New Zealander Marton Csokas taking on the role. The actor is best known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings, The Bourne Supremacy and The Debt. He was most recently seen in the under-loved yet enjoyable Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
- Craig Hunter
The last time I saw Marton Csokas was 2011s The Debt. The last thing you might have seen him in was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter unless you saw Pawn. The only beef I have with him is 2005s Aeon Flux. To be fair, that was a hell of a thing to adapt to the big screen and while the animated series is one of my favorites it just was not destined for life beyond MTV's Liquid Television. But my beef lies in the fact that he was in no way, shape or form Trevor Goodchild. If anything, he should »
- Niki Stephens
Now that he's finished up with the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan is gearing up to go into space for his next effort, the sci-fi epic Interstellar, and according to Deadline Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks about joining the film as the "third lead". Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) was the first name to sign on for the film, followed by Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), who will reunite with Nolan following her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Jessica Chastain enjoyed her big breakthrough in 2011, which saw her appearing in Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Tree of Life and Texas Killing Fields, along with her Oscar nominated supporting turn in The Help. She followed this up last year with a Best Actress nod for Zero Dark Thirty and has several films on her upcoming slate, including the relationship dramas The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers, »
- Flickering Myth
The 36-year-old admits she had bad form when sprinting and it wasn't until her""The Deb"" co-star gave her some pointers.
"Sam Worthington, who I acted with in 'The Debt', had to teach me (how to run), because I used to look like such a wimp when I tried. He told me to think of Tom Cruise when he runs in movies - that's what I was aiming for"" contactmusic.com quoted Chastain as saying.
- Ketali Mehta
Jessica Chastain learned to run like Tom Cruise from Sam Worthington. The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actress admits she had bad form when sprinting and it wasn't until her 'The Debt' co-star gave her some pointers that she learned how to run like she was in an action movie. She said: 'Sam Worthington, who I acted with in 'The Debt', had to teach me [how to run], because I used to look like such a wimp when I tried. He told me to think of Tom Cruise when he runs in movies - that's what I was aiming for!' Despite perfecting her running technique, the 36-year-old star has another worry - she swims like an 'old lady'. She explained: 'I mean, »
Del Toro's haunted-house flick to get a new cast member? According to a Variety report, this year's Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain (for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty) is in "final negotiations" to become the latest addition to the cast of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's haunted-house movie Crimson Peak. If her signature does end up in the dotted line, Chastain will be featured next to Pacific Rim / Queer as Folk's Charlie Hunnam, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Star Trek Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch, and one of Chastain's The Help co-stars: Emma Stone. Needless to say, for that to happen all of the aforementioned names must actually end up in the film. As per Justin Kroll's Variety article, the plot of the Legendary Pictures horror film (possibly to be handled by Universal Pictures) remains unknown. Could GdT's latest turn out to be Robert Wise's The Haunting »
- Andre Soares
They say that blood is thicker than water. But if you spill enough of it, does it even matter? That's a question almost all the characters in the gritty suspense drama "Rogue," premiering Wednesday, April 3, on DirecTV, need to ask themselves.
The 10-episode series stars Thandie Newton ("Mission: Impossible 2," "Crash") as Grace Travis, an undercover cop deep inside the family business of Jimmy Laszlo (Marton Csokas, "The Debt," "Alice In Wonderland"): a business down by the docks (wink, wink).
After the death of her young son in a suspicious drive-by shooting, Grace has found herself alienated from her own family and reluctantly joins forces with Jimmy, a man who may very well have had something to do with her son's murder. Without the permission of her bosses in the police department, she has gone back under cover in order to discover the guilty party.
She has, as they say, »
After his successful projects like X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn is ready for another one and that will be The Secret Service, an adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book that will be directed by Vaughn. Fox acquired worldwide rights to The Secret Service project, which Vaughn will begin shooting in August, from a script he wrote with Jane Goldman. Here’s the Amazon synopsis from the upcoming comic, set to be published this summer: The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training...
Thn were there last year and will be there again to bring you all the coverage from Sundance London 2013. Today, the Sundance Institute and The O2 have announced their programme of panels, feature films and short films for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2.
Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected the film and panel programming. The 2013 programme continues its 2012 focus on presenting new work by independent filmmakers and exploring the interplay between independent film and music.
The programme announced today includes 18 feature films and nine short films across four sections, including a new UK Spotlight. Twenty-three films will make their international, European or UK premieres at Sundance London. Ten are by female filmmakers and six are by first-time feature filmmakers. The films collectively received 12 awards when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, »
- Dan Bullock
The Sundance Institute and London’s O2 venue announced this week the programme of panels, feature films and short films for the second Sundance London film and music festival which is schduled to run from the 25-28 April. The Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected the film and panel programming, bringing its unique blend of indepedeant cinema and music to the heart of London. The programme continues its 2012 focus on presenting new work by independent filmmakers and exploring the interplay between independent film and music.
The programme announced today includes 18 feature films and nine short films across four sections, including a new UK Spotlight. Twenty-three films will make their international, European or UK premieres at Sundance London. Ten are by female filmmakers and six are by first-time feature filmmakers. The films collectively received 12 awards when they premiered at the »
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For: “Phil” from The Hangover
Previous Oscar Nominations: None
Interesting Fact: Was a medalist on the Men's Heavyweight Crew team at Georgetown University.
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Previously Best Known For:
“Bill Cutting” from Gangs of New York
“Daniel Plainview” from There Will Be Blood
Previous Oscar Nominations: 4
Won – Best Actor, Leading Role for There Will Be Blood (2007)
Nominated – Best Actor, Leading Role for Gangs of New York (2002)
Nominated – Best Actor, Leading Role for In The Name of The Father (1993)
Won – Best Actor, Leading Role for My Left Foot (1989)
Interesting Fact: He first became interested in acting when he learned to replicate the accent and mannerisms of people in his neighborhood to avoid standing out to bullies.
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
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