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New Riddick Flick Finally Gets a Release Date

18 December 2012 5:10 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There is a video god, and he has bestowed upon the latest R-rated Riddick film a release date. Get out your calendars, kids, and mark down September 6th, 2013, as the day you can hook up with everyone's favorite Furian.

Riddick, as it is now being called, stars Vin Diesel and is based on a script by David Twohy, who wrote both Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, where he first created the character of Riddick.

Joining Diesel are a returning Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako; Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's "Battlestar Galactica") as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Sapphires scores 12 nominations at Aacta Awards

3 December 2012 1:23 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Hit musical drama The Sapphires has scored 12 nominations at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards including in the coveted best feature film category.

The Sapphires, which follows four indigenous singers during the Vietnam war, has grossed more than $14 million in Australia to become the biggest local film of the year.

Three other films will be also be vying for the best feature film award: Burning Man (10 nominations in total), Lore (eight nominations in total) and Wish You Were Here (eight nominations in total) at the main Aacta ceremony, which will be held on January 30, 2013, at The Star Event Centre. Last year's event was held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

P.J. Hogan's Mental also scored eight nominations including Best Lead Actress (Toni Collette), Best Supporting Actor (Liev Schreiber) Best Young Actor (Lily Sullivan) and Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Gibney and Deborah Mailman.

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- Brendan Swift

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Riddick - International Teaser Poster

29 November 2012 10:50 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I think this is the first thing we've seen from the new Riddick movie that wasn't released by Vin Diesel or director David Twohy. I'm excited to see the story of this character continue! I hope it ends up being awesome and a box office success so they will make more of them! 

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a »

- Joey Paur

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New French Fried Riddick Poster

28 November 2012 4:39 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first one-sheet for the third Riddick film has made its way online with a bit of French flavor, and we have it for you right here free of escargot and all that other nasty crap. I mean who eats snails anyway? Honestly!

Chronicles of Riddick 2, or Dead Man Stalking as it is currently called, is based on a script by David Twohy, who wrote both the first Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, where he first created the character of Riddick.

Joining Diesel are a returning Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako; Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's "Battlestar Galactica") as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla »

- Uncle Creepy

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Australian Screen Sound Guild awards announced

25 November 2012 2:33 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Sound Guild has announced the winners of.the 2012 Assg Awards.

Held yesterday at The Establishment Ballroom in Sydney, well over a hundred guests were in attendance.

The Assg has reported this year saw a record number of nominations.

Roger Savage (Babe, Moulin Rouge, Mental) was honoured with the Syd Butterworth Lifetime Achievement Award, and in his acceptance speech spoke of the difficulties the industry is currently facing.

.The problem we all face is low budgets,. he said. .We need to adapt to this new environment. It.s not just in Australia, it.s global. What we need to do is adapt and change.

.It is a collaborative industry and I.d like to share (this award) with everyone associated with sound, both past and present..

Best film sound mixing and best soundtrack both went to Killer Elite while Best Film Sound Design was awarded to Wish You Were Here. »

- Emily Blatchford

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Ben Mendelsohn Joins Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘How To Catch A Monster’

24 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He has been a supporting player since his move to Hollywood with roles in Killer Elite, Trespass and The Dark Knight Rises but intense Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn deserves so much more after impressing with his devastatingly chilling character ‘Pope’ in Animal Kingdom. He gave another terrific turn recently in Andrew Dominik’s politically-charged gangster thriller Killing Them Softly (released this Friday in the Us), opposite Brad Pitt and Scoot McNairy and now he’s off to another dark place with Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster.

Mendelsohn, who is also part of the cast for Gosling-led crime-thriller The Place Beyond The Pines, will co-star with Mad Men and Drive’s Christina Hendricks who’ll take the lead of Billy. The plot centres around her as a single mother, who along with her teen son, discovers a mysterious underwater city where they must solve a puzzle to stay alive. »

- Craig Hunter

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David Twohy Offers Riddick Update; First Look at Karl Urban and More

19 November 2012 11:36 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

So what's going on with the new Riddick film? Read on for an update from director David Twohy, and take a look at both the title treatment and the first image of Karl Urban in character. It's like Christmas, but R-rated!

"Been pulling 14-hour days trying to finish Riddick," says Twohy on his blog. "My typical day starts at 9am with intensive visual effects meetings, sweating out the details of our 900 VFX shots. Then I jet across town to the mix stage, Soundelux, where I supervise the sound, balancing out the often-competing elements of music, sound fx, sound design, and dialog. At night I hit the lab, Technicolor in Hollywood, staying until midnight to do “Di work” — color-correction of the movie. This is where David Eggby and I have one last chance to get the images right, dropping in grads and power windows to finesse what we shot on set. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Robert De Niro Reflects on 40 Years of Acting, Says 'You Gotta Be Part Gangster'

14 November 2012 10:38 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Robert De Niro recently sat down with NY Times critic A.O. Scott for an interview covering the actor's substantial body of work over the past 40 years, his thoughts on the difficulty of getting movies made and the perceived hurdles of personal filmmaking. Scott writes, "For a person of my generation, it pretty much goes without saying that Robert De Niro is the finest actor of his." Highlights below. We recently questioned some of De Niro's career choices over the past decade. He shines in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (November 16), but that film is a far cry from the likes of the "Focker" franchise, "Killer Elite," "New Years Eve" and the upcoming "Grudge Match" with Sylvester Stallone. De Niro on consistently working for 40 years: I enjoy it. I like it. And especially when you get older, you start realizing you don’t have that much time. And you look back and say, »

- Beth Hanna

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Soundtrack Review: Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

6 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Original Score Composed and Produced by: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil

Release Date: Digital download Oct. 23, 2012, physical CD Nov. 6, 2012

Format: Audio CD and digital download

Number of Discs: 1 (23 tracks, approx. 1.2 hours)

Label: WaterTower Music

Summary: WaterTower Music will release the Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all digital retailers on October 23, with a physical CD release to follow on November 6. The original music was composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Tykwer also shares screenwriting and directing credits with filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, in bringing David Mitchell’s best-selling novel to the big screen in the October 26th release Cloud Atlas.

Music is a central part of the Cloud Atlas story, particularly in one sequence of the film’s narrative involving a young composer who struggles to complete his life’s work, entitled The Cloud Atlas Sextet. This musical theme then recurs »

- Erin Willard

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Review: Bait

27 October 2012 8:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Bait

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Phoebe Tonkin, Alex Russell, Dan Wyllie, Lincoln Lewis, Cariba Heine | Written by John Kim, Russell Mulcahy | Directed by Kimble Rendall

In a sleepy Australian beach community shoppers at the underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town hook, line and sinker. Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone. For the tsunami has brought unwanted visitors up from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the psycho robber in their midst, but also a hazard far more deadly and bloodthirsty – a pack of hungry sharks.

Jaws has a lot to answer for. Today it seems shark movies are a dime a dozen, from big budget Hollywood films like Deep Blue Sea and Open Water, »

- Phil

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Clive Owen Toplines The King Of The Castle; Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler Star in Sci-Fi Dramedy Space Station 76; Caleb Landry Jones Boards Indie Pic

25 October 2012 6:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Some casting news for you today.  Check out the info in brief below: Clive Owen (Children of Men) will team up with The Sitter writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka for their directorial debut comedy, The King of the Castle. Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Liv Tyler (Armageddon) join an ensemble cast in the sci-fi dramatic comedy, Space Station 76, written and directed by Jack Plotnick. Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) will join the Canadian French-language indie, Tom a la Ferme, from director/star Xavier Dolan (Laurence Anyways). Hit the jump for more on each picture.  First up from the La Times comes word that Owen will star in the Gatewood/Tanaka directorial debut The King of the Castle.  Owen stars as a philanderer who is caught during one of his extramarital affairs and blackmailed by a teenager.  The comedy strikes a different note for Owen, who lately has been »

- Dave Trumbore

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Clive Owen To Join New Comedy The King Of The Castle

25 October 2012 8:36 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Charming rather than jokular, Clive Oven will team up with the writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka in a new comedy called The King of the Castle.

Penned by The Sitter scribes, The King of the Castle will also serve as their directorial debut. Owen would reportedly play a smooth philanderer whose latest seduction is caught on film by a teenager who turns to blackmail.

Gatewood and Tanaka are also responsible for penning a movie adaptation of Baywatch.

The new comedy will be financed by Benaroya Pictures (Margin Call) and produced by Jonathan Gordon (The Silver Linings Playbook).

No word yet on when The King of the Castle will lens.

Clive Owen recently starred in HBO original movie Hemingway & Gellhorn, along with Nicole Kidman, which has its U.S. cable premiere on May 28th and received mixed reviews.

Owen was last seen on the big screen in Gary McKendry’s »

- Nick Martin

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Open Road Picks Up 'Machete Kills' For 2013 Release

18 October 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With "Killer Elite," "The Grey," "Lockout" and "End Of Watch" among the titles of the nascent distributors Open Road, it's safe to say they specialize in a particular niche. Low to modest budget genre fare with a touch of star or brand power (ie. "Silent Hill"). And now they've picked up a project that has both. The distributor has landed the U.S. rights to Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "Machete Kills." It's a good deal for all, with the film marking arguably Open Road's biggest (or starriest certainly) project to date, while Rodriguez is ensured it will get a wide release and a solid campaign. As you know, Danny Trejo returns to stop a mad billionaire from launching a missile into space, and as the formula goes, he'll be surrounded with ton of stars in supporting roles or cameos including: Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Demián Bichir, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘A League of Their Own’ Blu-ray

16 October 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

A League of Their Own

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Cast: Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz

Running Time: 2 hrs 8 mins

Rating: PG

Due Out: October 16, 2012 (Exclusively available Amazon at A League of Their Own [Blu-ray])

Plot: With the men off fighting in World War II, team owners decide to create the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Two sisters from Oregon (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) and more join the Rockford Peaches, reluctantly led by former Mlb great Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), as they work to show they should be taken seriously.

Who’S It For? Baseball fans and movies fans alike should find plenty to enjoy about this charming, well-told story. Just make sure you’re prepared for a little sentimentality to go along with it.

Movie:

This is one of those films I watched countless times growing up, but haven’t revisited for years. »

- Shane T. Nier

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Mental posts less-than-expected opening weekend at box office

7 October 2012 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Pj Hogan.s Mental has posted a less-than-expected opening weekend at the box office, grossing just over $1 million.

The Australian film opened in sixth position after taking $1.09 million across 269 screens for a screen average of $4074 (including previews the film has grossed $1.58 million in total). The film reunited Hogan with Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette, this time playing foul-mouthed Shaz who joins the fractured Moochmore family who believe their problems stem from mental illness.

Mental is one of the few Australian films distributed by Universal and the distributor.s local boss, Mike Baard, has been a major supporter of the film since script stage.

However, the film.s unique mix of drama and comedy . as well as its MA15+ rating largely due to language . has made it a difficult sell. By contrast, abysmal (yet predictable) Liam Neeson sequel Taken 2 opened in first position at the box office for Fox, grossing »

- Brendan Swift

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Mental posts disappointing opening weekend, grossing just over $1m

7 October 2012 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Pj Hogan.s Mental has posted a less-than-expected opening weekend at the box office, grossing just over $1 million.

The Australian film opened in sixth position after taking $1.09 million across 269 screens for a screen average of $4074 (including previews the film has grossed $1.58 million in total). The film reunited Hogan with Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette, this time playing foul-mouthed Shaz who joins the fractured Moochmore family who believe they're problems stem from mental illness.

Mental is one of the few Australian films distributed by Universal and the distributor.s local boss, Mike Baard, has been a major supporter of the film since script stage.

However, the film.s unique mix of drama and comedy . as well as its MA15+ rating largely due to language . has made it a difficult sell. By contrast, abysmal (yet predictable) Liam Neeson sequel Taken 2 opened in first position at the box office for Fox, grossing »

- Brendan Swift

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'Parker' Poster Puts Me in Pissy Mood

2 October 2012 2:16 PM, PDT | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

This isn't from Parker but you can bet your bottom dollar that he'll look like this in it

I’ve been busy over the last week or so, so besides the DVD releases, I’ve been kinda oblivious to entertainment news.  Jason Statham has been the go-to guy for the action film genre with Safe, Killer EliteThe Expendables and plenty others.  I looked online and find out he has a new film coming out.  I didn’t hear about Parker until about five minutes prior to writing this article and was very surprised to see who his co-star was. »

- Jonathan Silva

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Liz & Dick Date Set For November 25th

1 October 2012 2:10 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

There may be a lot of truth to the idea that Liz & Dick is (one of) the most talked about movie of the year, but I’m not absolutely sure it’s a claim I would feature.

Good or bad, Lindsay Lohan or no, and if you’re the right crowd, Lifetime or no, there’s no denying that the movie takes on interesting subject matter, and is potentially well worth watching just to catch some glimpse into the lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Of course, I don’t know that it has anything to say that isn’t well-worn material, but it’s worth finding out.

What do you think about this one, and is the movie, wherever it lands, overshadowed simply by the fact that Lohan is in it? I’d like to know where the public is coming down on this one. Will you watch? »

- Marc Eastman

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Box-Office Oracle: 'Hotel Transylvania' Books a Room at the Top Leaving 'Looper' at the Front Desk

27 September 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Current Streak: 0 Straight Weekends #1 Predicted Correctly Threat Level to Starting a New Streak: Medium Reason: Looper is getting heavy marketing, but the family dollar has to make a comeback at some point, plus the Mtc tracking suggests I've got the winner this weekend. Hotel Transylvania is your likely victor this weekend, with a healthy estimate of $8,600 per theater and a $28.4 million weekend. It's not a good movie, (trust me) but we all know that hardly matters in the box office wars. Looper, conversely, is a very solid film, but it's spotting Hotel Transylvania 500 theaters. It's also rated R, which isn't conducive to winning a weekend, though of course three of the past four weekend winners have been rated R. You can expect the "R Rated is back!!" EW headline any moment now should Looper take it, but I have it falling short at $22.4 million. Looking further down the board we »

- Laremy Legel

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2013 Oscar: Best Actor and Supporting Actor - First Predictions Find a Common 'Master'

25 September 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Yesterday we kicked things off with a look at Best Director and today we move into the first two of the four acting categories with a look at Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. Like Best Director, and all the categories at this point for that matter, we're doing a lot of speculation as several titles have not yet been seen with Lincoln, Les Miserables, Flight, Hitchcock, Django Unchained and Promised Land being six I'm particularly keeping an eye on when it comes to these two categories. Let's take a look... Best Actor At this moment I have a hard time placing anyone over Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in The Master. I know most will go straight for Daniel Day-Lewis and his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln sight unseen and I can't blame them. It's a performance of a historical figure from a talented actor and the Academy eats those up. »

- Brad Brevet

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