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'The Lego Movie' Is Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 17th

17 April 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everything will be awesome when The Lego Movie arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), The Lego Movie is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.

The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet's rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides »

- MovieWeb

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Emma Stone Wears a Salvation Army Suit, Five Sizes Too Big!

9 April 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Okay. We are officially worried about Emma Stone, fashion-wise at least. This Saint Laurent suit is not the first awkwardly over-sized item Andrew Garfield's main squeeze has stepped out in over the past few months. We're all for edgy choices and menswear on women, but the Gangster Squad star looks like a cross between Pee-wee Herman and Herman Munster! Is she just going through some sort of Annie Hall 2.0 phase or are we finally seeing this starlet's true style? It's not the plaid that we find problematic about this combo. The grey and black look never goes out of style, and it's chic against those pointy black pumps. But that boxy cut is doing absolutely nothing for this fit beauty. Her waist is »

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2": Enter Emma Stone

6 April 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Emma Stone, from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", plus take another look @ images of Stone in a recent issue of "Marie Claire" (Australia) magazine:

Stone made her feature film debut in the comedy "Superbad" (2007), followed by "The House Bunny" (2008), "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (2009), "Zombieland" (2009) and "Paper Man" (2009).

In 2010, she voiced the character 'Mazie' in "Marmaduke" and starred in the comedy "Easy A".

In 2011, Stone appeared in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Help". 

In 2012, she first played 'Gwen Stacy' in "The Amazing Spider-Man", followed by "Gangster Squad".

She then voiced the character 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods.

Stone is currently reprising her role as Gwen Stacy for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Stone during a "GQ" fashion shoot...


- Michael Stevens

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Is It the Best Marvel Movie Yet?

4 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Depending on who you ask, the latest entry in Marvel's growing cinematic universe, "Captain America: The Winter Solider," is either "one of the best Marvel movies ever" or "the best Marvel movie ever." And even though superhero sequels haven't always had the best track record with audiences and critics, when Chris Evans returns as the star-spangled super solider this week, the resulting buzz is going to be pretty hard for the average moviegoer to ignore.

So there's probably not much point in asking whether you should see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," because judging from the gazillion dollars (estimated) "The Avengers" made, you will. As for whether or not you'll like it, consult the following guide to find out.

1. Did you like the first "Captain America?"

Actually, this doesn't really matter much, considering "The Winter Soldier" has a lot more in common with "The Avengers" than Cap's WWII-set origin story. »

- Rick Mele

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Labor Day

2 April 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 29, 2014

Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Labor Day is a bit of romance and plenty of drama.

Kate Winslet (Carnage) stars as single mother Adele, who with her son Henry (Gatlin Griffith, The New Daughter) offers a ride to a wounded man, Frank (Josh Brolin, Gangster Squad), only to find out that he’s an escaped conflict. As police search the town, Adele and Henry learn more about Frank, as their options become increasingly limited.

Winslet was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe for her performance in the PG-13 movie, which also stars Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby), James Van Der Beek (The Rules of Attraction) and J.K. Simmons (Jobs). Jason Reitman (Young Adult) wrote and directed Labor Day based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.

Despite getting a wide release in theaters, the film grossed only $13 million, probably on the poor reviews from critics, »

- Sam

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Anthony Mackie Talks Falcon in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' | Exclusive

2 April 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anthony Mackie has been impressing audiences ever since his feature debut in 8 Mile, along with roles in Million Dollar Baby, The Manchurian Candidate, Half Nelson, The Hurt Locker, Real Steel and last year's Gangster Squad and Pain & Gain. This weekend, the actor gets a boost into the stratosphere with his role as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opening in theaters April 4.

If you haven't heard of this highly talented actor until now, his performance will leave an indellible impression in this thoroughly impressive Marvel Phase Two sequel (clickHere to read my full review), as he joins forces with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to take on The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). I recently had the chance to speak with Anthony Mackie, where we discussed his first reactions to the script, the practicality of his Falcon suit, and how his catch phrase "cut the check" spread throughout the set. »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Mark Walhberg takes on 'Mojave'; Plus Jake Johnson, more

26 March 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has a small part in William Monahan’s Mojave, about a depressed, suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who takes to the desert where he has a run-in with a homicidal drifter/doppelgänger (Oscar Isaac). Oscar winner Monahan wrote The Departed and The Gambler (upcoming), both of which feature Wahlberg. The specifics of Wahlberg’s Mojave role were not disclosed. [Collider]

Jake Johnson (New Girl) confirmed that he is indeed on board to appear in Jurassic World alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Omar Sy. Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow directed Johnson in Safety Not Guaranteed. [The Huffington Post]

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- Lindsey Bahr

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Endless Love (2014)

25 March 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: May 13, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The classic romance, called “The greatest love story of all time,” is remade in the 2014 version of Endless Love.

The new movie stars Gabriella Wilde (Carrie) and Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) as fated lovers Jade and David, who were played by Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt in the original.

Teens Jade and David begin an all-encompassing love affair, but when Jade’s privileged parents try to keep them apart, the romance turns to tragedy.

Bruce Greenwood (Flight) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) star as Jade’s wealthy parents, Rhys Wakefield (The Purge) plays Jade’s brother and Robert Patrick (Gangster Squad) is David’s father.

Directed and co-written by Shana Feste (Country Strong), the new Endless Love has a more audience-friendly PG-13 rating instead of the original’s R, »

- Sam

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Captain America star Anthony Mackie in talks for thriller Triple Nine

21 March 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anthony Mackie is said to be in talks to star in upcoming thriller Triple Nine.

Variety reports that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor is in negotiations to join the ensemble cast including Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B Jordan, Casey Affleck and Aaron Paul in the crime drama.

Woody Harrelson, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot will also star in the John Hillcoat-directed movie.

Written by Matt Cook, Triple Nine will focus on a group of corrupt cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mafia to pull off an extremely dangerous heist by manufacturing a 'triple nine' - the police code for 'officer down'.

It is unknown which role Mackie is being considered for.

Mackie next appears as the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which had its London premiere last night (March 20).

The actor - who has also appeared in The Hurt Locker and Gangster Squad »

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Ryan Gosling may play dance choreographer Busby Berkeley in the biopic Buzz

19 March 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Ryan Gosling has turned into an actor we cannot quite figure out. After The Notebook, it seemed he was poised for Leonardo DiCaprio post-Titanic hunkdom. But then he turned in some excellent performances in movies like Half Nelson, The Place Beyond The Pines and Drive alongside mainstream fare like Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad. But, like post-Titanic DiCaprio, Gosling is not content to take what is thrown his way. Hence why he is looking at a project like Buzz. Based on the life »

- Alex Maidy

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Josh Brolin: 'I tried heroin. Most of the guys I grew up with are dead now'

13 March 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Labor Day star's past as a Hollywood brat featured more than his share of drugs, booze and tattoos. How much did he draw on his own history in his portrayal of fugitive killer Frank?

Labor Day spins the story of Frank, an escaped convict who gatecrashes suburbia and proceeds to cook a peach cobbler to die for. "Let's put a roof on this house," says Frank, up to his muscled forearms in flour, as he prepares to add the pastry to the filling. Labor Day, it should be noted, is not a film to skimp on its metaphors. The peach cobbler represents the tumbledown family home, sad and broken and in need of repair. No doubt it also represents Frank, whose crusty exterior contains a warm, gooey centre. Perhaps it even says something about the actor who plays him too.

If you're looking for the classic outsider on the inside, »

- Xan Brooks

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'300: Rise of an Empire' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Spartan Sequel

6 March 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Back in 2007, Zack Snyder's "300" came out and pretty much blew everyone's minds.

Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, just like 2005's similarly stylized "Sin City," the film told the story of the ancient Spartans, led by Gerard Butler's King Leonidas, who, with an army of just 300, went up against the considerable military might of the golden god king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). The film was gorgeous and gory -- a blood-splattered living comic book that favored balls-to-the-walls coolness over characterization or plot cohesiveness.

Now, a cool seven years later, a sequel has arisen in the form of "300: Rise of an Empire," based again on a Frank Miller comic book, although one that, at the time of this writing, has gone unpublished. This time, the movie centers on Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), who led the Athenian army against a similar (but much more water-logged) battle against Xerxes (again »

- Drew Taylor

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300: Rise of an Empire | Review

5 March 2014 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Empire Strikes Back: Murro Piggy-back’s Off Snyder’s Initial Action Epic

Though director Zach Snyder may not be returning for director duties of 300: Rise of an Empire, fans of the first film should certainly be sated by the similar Frank Miller inspired spirit of the predecessor, helmed by relative newcomer Noam Murro (this is his sophomore film feature, which the first film also happened to be in Snyder’s filmography). This time around, we’re in the concurrent time frame of when the initial film is set, witnessing a brooding back story that boils into revenge driven violence both before, during, and after King Leonidas guides his fateful Spartans into the Hot Gates, where all does not end well (and Butler fans get to catch a glimpse or two of him in flashback). But what this latest chapter has that its predecessor does not is twin flames of »

- Nicholas Bell

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300: Rise of an Empire review: Artemisia rocks

4 March 2014 2:34 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Eva Green stalks this movie with pride and honor, and is almost the only thing worth watching amidst frenetic CGI cartoon battle action and endless ancient carnage. I’m “biast” (pro): loved 300

I’m “biast” (con): worried about Zack Snyder’s absence as director

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

I’m beginning to understand how supervillains get born. Cuz I was rooting for the evil superbitch Persian naval commander Artemisia here, and I’m not even going to apologize for it.

Look, Hollywood: You mostly ignore us women, treat us like prizes to be won by heroes and blithering morons whose only goal in life is to find husbands. You tell us, in effect, that the stories of our lives aren’t worth telling, that we only matter as adjuncts to men’s stories. And then you give us a movie like 300: Rise of an Empire, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New Featurette Hits For ’300: Rise of an Empire’

27 February 2014 12:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided Latino-Review with a new featurette for 300: Rise of an Empire, which focuses on the villains of the film.

The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (“Clash of the Titans”) stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios, and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Gangster Squad's Ruben Fleischer In Talks To Direct Toy Store Adventure 'Overnight'

26 February 2014 10:09 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Director Ruben Fleischer blew a shotgun shell-sized hole into cinema when he debuted Zombieland.s gory and silly shenanigans to the world, and followed that up with the underrated caper comedy 30 Minutes or Less. He then directed the hell of out of the derivativeness that was Gangster Squad. If there is a pattern to be followed here, it can be assumed that his next feature will just be people shooting guns at bombs while cursing, but he.s going in a completely different direction, as he enters discussions to take on Disney.s Overnight, a family-friendly adventure comedy. Of course! I.m totally on board with this concept, however, as THR describes the film as "Home Alone in an Fao Scwartz-esque toy store. The story will center on a divorced and absent-minded father and his son trying to rebuild their relationship (I could have saved all kinds of past relationships »

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Zombieland Director to Take on Overnight for Disney

26 February 2014 8:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is in talks with Disney to helm an adventure film called Overnight. The film is described as Home Alone in a toy store, and the story centers on "a father and son [who] win an inaugural sleepover in an amazing toy store–the same night thieves decide to rob it."

The last movie that Fleischer directed was Gangster Squad, which didn't do very well with critics. I was one of the few people that actually kind of enjoyed it. I think Fleisher is a talented director who has a knack for making fun movies. He also directed 30 Minutes or Less. Overnight sounds like it will be a great project for him to take on. 

Via: Deadline »

- Joey Paur

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'Overnight' Is 'Home Alone' in a Toy Store, and We're Totally Ok With That

26 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Disney might be putting its toys all in one basket with this one. Ruben Fleischer, who directed the charming "Zombieland" and the slightly less-charming "30 Minutes or Less" and the pretty silly "Gangster Squad," is in talks to direct the family film "Overnight."

Written by "22 Jump Street" scribe Oren Uziel, the film is described as "Home Alone" in a toy store much like Fao Schwarz. Hold on to your butts, because this ain't "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"! This could be a cool fit, because although "Zombieland" was far from a family-friendly film, it was fast and funny enough to see Fleischer's style translating well into a PG-13 father/son farce. After the surprisingly dark "30 Minutes or Less" and disappointing "Gangster Squad," it could be interesting to see Fleischer take on a lighter project.

Uziel has written a number of scripts in various states of pre-production (or »

- Jenni Miller

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Stephen King's 'The Stand' Gets Yet Another Director, Ruben Fleischer To Helm 'Overnight' & More

26 February 2014 6:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Say you're a studio executive at Disney, and you've got this script on your desk, a script called “Overnight.” It was pitched to you as “ 'Home Alone' in a toy store," with the story following a father and son, who've won a sleepover in a toy store, and have to defend it against burglars until morning comes—and now it needs a director. As you sit there, chomping on your cigar and contemplating the Mickey-shape decanter of whiskey on your desk, do you think to yourself “what I need is a man who got his start with a short called 'Masturbation,' made a gruesome zombie comedy and a stoner kidnap comedy, and then topped it off with a star-studded, very violent, critically disdained period gangster flick”? Apparently, yes you do, which is why Disney has just hired the only man alive who fits that description: Ruben Fleischer, »

- Ben Brock

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Ruben Fleischer to Direct ‘Overnight’ for Disney

26 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: Ruben Fleischer broke out big with Zombieland, but his following two films, 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad, have been, well, less impressive each time. Can a slight course change into more family-oriented territory tap the reset button and give him a project that’ll be back on track? We’ll find out if he […]

The post Ruben Fleischer to Direct ‘Overnight’ for Disney appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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