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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus leaked set images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.
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Perspective Look At The 12 Strong Movie – Chris Hemsworth And Michael Shannon Star

By Marc Butterfield (Analyst, freelance writer, veteran)

Until 1979, most of the modern world had never heard of Afghanistan as little more than a spot on a globe in the library. In that year, the Soviet Union sent special forces commandos in to raid the royal residence and kill the occupants, installing a puppet government. From that point forward, as a people and a place, they have rarely been Out of the news. To the British empire, Afghanistan was well known, but as Americans, we were ignorant of it. In fact, almost any country that has every tried to tame the Afghan territory has failed, and almost always after long, expensive, bloody campaigns. The lesson of futility was learned time and again.

Then, because of the Taliban, a product of soviet invasion and American intervention, acting as hosts of Al Qaeda, Afghanistan once again was put on the radar of the American people.
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Nine Women Allege ‘Sexual Harassment, Degradation and Bullying’ at Zentropa, Lars von Trier’s Production Company

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Nine Women Allege ‘Sexual Harassment, Degradation and Bullying’ at Zentropa, Lars von Trier’s Production Company
Nine women have come forward to speak about their experiences with “sexual harassment, degradation and bullying” at Zentropa, the Danish production company co-founded by Lars von Trier. Many of the accusations center around Peter Aalbæk Jensen, the company’s other founder, who is “highlighted by several sources one of the main figures perpetuating the system of degradation.”

Read More:Björk Stands By Sexual Harassment Claims After Lars von Trier Denial, Reveals More ‘Paralyzing’ Abuse

These women offered their accounts to Politiken, one of the oldest and most widely read newspapers in Denmark. One of them, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, worked on such films as “Antichrist” and “Melancholia” and claims that “I think that everyone who has been employed by Zentropa has been exposed to or witnessed certain things. Both sexually charged acts and bullying or ‘teasing’. All of this was an ingrained part of the culture.”

Former employees claim that
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First look at Rafe Spall in comedy Denmark

BBC Films, Ffilm Cymru Wales and WestEnd Films today release a first look at Rafe Spall (The Big Short, The Bfg) as Herb in Denmark, the upcoming comedy from director Adrian Shergold (Funny Cow, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Mad Dogs).

Herb (Rafe Spall) can fix pretty much anything, a broken clock, a radio, the only thing he can’t fix is his own life. He’s out of work, he can only just afford a birthday card for his son, the loud neighbours keep him awake day and night, the local kids have just mugged him for his trainers – and it’s raining. Herb has had enough. Sitting in his cold flat in soggy socks, physically and mentally bruised, he knows he has to do something to turn his luck around. When he stumbles on a TV programme about the luxury of Danish prisons Herb finds the answer he’s been looking for: organic food,
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Idris Elba still wants to make a Dark Tower sequel

The future of Sony and Mrc’s planned Dark Tower franchise seems to be up in the air at the moment following the box office failure of this year’s Stephen King adaptation.

A potential TV series remains in development – which according to King will be a reboot – but in an interview with The Radio Times, actor Idris Elba has revealed that he’s hoping for a second big screen outing as the Gunslinger:

“I think any TV series that is an offshoot from the film can have more time to explore some themes. I’d personally prefer to do another Dark Tower film, exploring some more of the gunslinger – as a film. I don’t know much about where they are with the TV show – but I think there’s definitely talks to try and do another one.”

Given that The Dark Tower managed to gross just $111.8 million worldwide following its release in August,
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The Dark Tower TV series will be a complete reboot, says Stephen King

Sony’s big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower may have been a critical and commercial failure, but it seems that the planned TV series Wizard and Glass remains a possibility – although as author Stephen King has revealed to Vulture, should this move ahead, it will likely be a complete reboot with no ties to the feature film.

“The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages,” said King. “The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behavior in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome, although I’ve gotta say, I thought [screenwriter] Akiva Goldsman did a terrific job in taking a central part of the book and turning it into what I thought was a pretty good movie.
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12 Strong Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Goes to War in a Post-9/11 World

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer, poster and photos for 12 Strong, which sheds some new light on the aftermath of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001, they volunteered to fight. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with
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Ynms: Tomb Raider

Seán here. Another day, another reboot, another Academy Award Winning Supporting Actress. And not unlike Angelina Jolie at the time, Alicia Vikander is aiming to capitalise on an Oscar with a leading role in a big star making vehicle. Vikander has an advantage compared to Jolie at this time, with some notable credits like Ex Machina and A Royal Affair to upsell her Oscar. Angelina Jolie has had one of the patchiest filmographies for anyone supposedly a mega-famous superstar. The two Tomb Raider films Jolie starred in were snoozefests, making the 2018 reboot something no one is going to be precious about, while raising the important question "why bother?"

The reason is that - at least on paper - Lara Croft is a perfect action heroine.
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Stephen King explains what went wrong with The Dark Tower

Author Stephen King has explained why he feels The Dark Tower wasn’t a success.

The Dark Tower wasn’t a total disaster but it didn’t blow any doors off either, and it failed to excite audiences in the same way King’s book series had done in the past.

Putting out his own theories on why the film didn’t come together as well as it could have, King told Vulture during a recent interview that the movie’s age rating was a contributing factor.

“The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages. The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behavior in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome, although I’ve gotta say,
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The Dark Tower Blu-ray release date and special features revealed

The Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower may not have set the box office alight this summer, grossing just $110 million worldwide from a budget of $60 million, so Sony Pictures will be hoping it finds a new audience with its home-entertainment release, which has been confirmed for this October. The film will hit Digital HD in North America on October 17th and Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on October 31st, with a UK release following on December 11th. Check out the cover artwork and list of special features below…

See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes

Blooper Reel

A Look Through the Keyhole

Five Featurettes

“Last Time Around”

“The World Has Moved On…”

“The Man in Black”

“The Gunslinger in Action”

Stephen King Inspirations”

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

Dolby Vision enabled presentation of the film

Dolby Atmos English Audio track

See Also:Idris Elba
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"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" - More New Footage

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she
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The Dark Tower review

Stephen King's The Dark Tower finally makes it to the screen. And not without problems...

The consensus among fans of Stephen King's epic fantasy novels seems to be that the long-gestating film adaptation of The Dark Tower has forgotten the face of its father. This isn't going to be one of those reviews, as it comes from a Dark Tower newbie who has yet to read the books, but judging it on its merits as a film, it's not a whole lot better than that.

As adaptations go, it's come out of long spells of development by Jj Abrams and Ron Howard with a killer idea – it's billed as a continuation of the series, in which its events take place over again at some point after the final book. You'd expect that this approach will offer a new story for the experts and a jumping-on point for the newbies,
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The Dark Tower review – sketchy sequel to Stephen King’s fantasy saga

Too many genres spoil the interdimensional broth in this adaptation starring Idris Elba

The Dark Tower is a series of eight books by Stephen King unfolding what I suppose you’d call a mythos, via a salad of genres including science fiction, cosmic fantasy and the western. King fans were troubled to learn that the film adaptation would only be 95 minutes long; for most of us, that’ll be more than plenty. Apparently conceived as a sequel to the books, this feels like an attempt to take Tolkien, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Shane and a rapidly axed TV mini-series or two and cram them all into a half-pint jug.

Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) presides over a sketchy mishmash of portals-and-immortals cosmology involving our old friend the Strangely Gifted Child With Visions (Tom Taylor), an interdimensional cowboy known as the Gunslinger (Idris Elba, muttering away in rueful basso) and a fiendish sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey,
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The Dark Tower Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

With Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) at the helm, adapting from the work of the venerable author Stephen King – assembling a cast led by Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaThe Dark Tower is proof that sometimes you can have all the right ingredients, and yet still burn your dinner.

Jake (Tom Taylor) has been having vivid dreams for as long as he can remember, picturing a whole other world, protected by a lone, colossal tower, that protects the future of mankind from the dark forces desperate to take it down. While his mother thinks he needs some professional help, Jake follows his instinct, and when entering in to a portal, he transports to the world he has seen in his dreams – and he meets Roland (Elba), the very final Gunslinger, and in turn, the only man who seems to be able to take down the nefarious Man
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"Tomb Raider" - More 'Lara Croft'

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Sneak Peek more new images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" feature, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see Lara as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone the skills she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess
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Stephen King says a sequel to The Dark Tower needs to be R-rated

Sony and Mrc’s long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower may not have set the box office alight, although the film has recouped around half of its $60 million production budget, and with many international markets still to come, the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film could well go on to turn a profit. Whether that will be enough to see a sequel greenlighted remains to be seen, but if that is the case, then author King believes it has shake off the restrictions of a PG-13 rating and go down the R-rated route.

“I understand the rationale behind the movie that is PG-13,” said King in an interview with Bmd. “I was totally signed off on that. I want as many people in the tent as possible, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it has to do with the dynamic between the Gunslinger and the boy.
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The Dark Tower tops the U.S. box office with $19.5 million

Despite a wave of negative reviews, Columbia Pictures and Mrc’s The Dark Tower has opened in first place at the North American box office this weekend, with the film grossing $19.5 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped almost half of its budget with the majority of international markets still to come, including the UK on August 18th.

The rest of the domestic top five included Dunkirk ($17.6 million), The Emoji Movie ($12.4 million), Girls Trip ($11.4 million) and Kidnap ($10.2 million).

See Also: Read our review of The Dark Tower here

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim,
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The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara to serve as showrunner on The Dark Tower TV series

The Dark Tower feature film may have found itself struggling with critics and audiences [read our review here], but it seems the planned TV show spinoff Wizard and Glass is still moving forward, with THR reporting that The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara has signed on to serve as showrunner.

“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor,” states Mazzara. “The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard & Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, and other tales need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age — how he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah,
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The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend preview

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The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewThe Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen8/4/2017 12:40:00 Pm

This weekend in theatres we have The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power!

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now, the story makes its long-awaited launch on the big screen, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim. The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair). The action in this is pretty epic and a must-see on the big screen!

From the Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of
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The Dark Tower is set to beat Detroit in its opening weekend

The Dark Tower is expected to beat the box office takings of Detroit when the film debuts this weekend.

Stephen King fans and Dark Tower readers are eagerly anticipating the release of book’s loose adaptation. The fantasy epic has been a long time in the making — bringing the world of Roland Deschain to the big screen has been no easy task.

And while it doesn’t look like the film will be the hit many fans of the novel would have hoped for, the film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is set to beat its opening weekend rival Detroit at the box office.

Variety is reporting that The Dark Tower is looking at a $20 – $25 million haul this weekend, beating that of Detroit’s projected takings of $10 – $15 million. As is usually the case, the studio behind The Dark Tower is predicting a more conservative $19 million.

The Dark Tower has
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