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Earlier this month, we showed you the extended cut trailer for Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, along with details revealing this new version will feature 13 minutes of extra footage not seen in theaters. It seems that number was just a bit off, with a new image of the Blu-ray packaging announcing that there are only going to be 11 minutes of extra footage when it debuts on Digital HD November 15 and on Blu-ray and DVD December 13. We now have details on the special features that will be included in this extended edition.
A Reddit user posted the back side of the Suicide Squad Blu-ray cover. It reveals that the theatrical edition is 123 minutes long, while the extended cut clocks in at 134 minutes. No new scenes have been released for this extended cut yet, but a video debuted in August detailing a number of the deleted scenes that were »
“Miss Sloane,” an upcoming thriller about a top lobbyist who takes on the gun industry, will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest, Variety has learned.
The film will screen on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. “Miss Sloane” joins a lineup that includes “La La Land,” “Jackie,” and the world premieres of “The Comedian” with Robert De Niro and Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply.”
A spokeswoman for AFI Fest declined to comment and a spokeswoman for EuropaCorp could not be reached.
“Miss Sloane” could land Jessica Chastain her third Oscar nomination for her performance in the title role as an icy and determined Beltway player. She has previously been nominated for “The Help” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Chastain’s odds could have improved after Paramount revealed that Viola Davis will campaign in the best supporting actress category. The lead actress race is tight, with Natalie Portman »
- Brent Lang
As a sign that the Best Actress race is the most competitive in years, Paramount has confirmed that they are promoting Denzel Washington’s “Fences” costar Viola Davis in the Best Supporting Actress category. Oscar watchers have been waiting for this shoe to drop.
Anyone who has seen the August Wilson play (which won Tonys in 2010 for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor for Washington and Best Actress for Davis) knows that the popular “How to Get Away with Murder” star, who has been Oscar-nominated twice (“Doubt,” “The Help”) more than stands up to Washington’s unhappy, angry husband onstage.
While Davis has huge respect from the Actors Branch and is expected to explode on-screen in “Fences,” she could have a better chance of taking home the gold statue in supporting. For Best Actress she’d be up against Amy Adams (“Arrival”), Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”), Isabelle Huppert »
- Anne Thompson
Stills photographer Clay Enos has been very active in giving us a peek behind-the-scenes of the DC Extended Universe movies this year, and his latest photo features Jared Leto’s Joker hanging around – literally – on the set of Suicide Squad. Enos posted the following image of Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime, climbing the walls of his chinook helicopter between takes…
See Also: Watch the trailer for the extended cut of Suicide Squad
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to »
- Gary Collinson
‘The Birth of a Nation’ (Courtesy: Sundance Film Festival)
By: Carson Blackwelder
With Birth of a Nation’s disappointing box office numbers and a receptive-yet-tiny screening for Academy members, it’s time to start looking at the odds of the Nate Parker film snagging a best picture nomination at Oscars that take place on February 26, 2017.
The cinematic dramatization of the 1831 Nat Turner slave revolt — which Fox Searchlight acquired for a record $17.5 million — has made headlines due to Parker’s past rape charge coupled with an expensive and troubling media tour likely has not helped the situation.
The best prognosticator here is looking back at the Academy’s relationship to films with black actors and actresses at the lead that were lucky enough to get a nomination for best picture. The hope here is to see what chance Birth of a Nation might have in the race.
Only seven »
- Carson Blackwelder
Three newcomers kicked off the month of October vying for the box office win, with Universal's harrowing thriller The Girl On the Train squaring off against Fox Searchlight's indie sensation Birth of a Nation and Lionsgate's family comedy Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. We predicted earlier this week that The Girl On the Train would win with $24.5 million, which turned out to be quite the accurate prediction. The Girl On the Train ended up winning with an estimated take of $24.6 million.
Box Office Mojo reports that The Girl On the Train pulled in an impressive $7,844 per-screen average from 3,144 theaters, easily overtaking last weekend's winner, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which dropped to second place with $15 million, followed by Deepwater Horizon with $11.7 million, The Magnificent Seven with $9.1 million and Storks rounding out the top 5 with $8.4 million. The week's other two new releases didn't fare nearly as well as predicted, »
The British star holds it all together as her character falls apart in this Us adaptation of the Paula Hawkins bestseller
Fans of Paula Hawkins’s runaway bestseller have reacted with dismay to the changes made to her story as it travelled from the page to the screen. Whether it’s shifting the destination from the grit of London to the gloss of New York, or casting commuters “too glamorous” to ride this route, The Help director Tate Taylor has signally failed to reassure doubters that their beloved journey has not been disrupted. Yet for those (like me) who jump aboard Taylor’s movie before reading the book, there’s plenty to keep this cinematic train a-rollin’, from Charlotte Bruus Christensen’s adventurous cinematography to Danny Elfman’s expressive score and Erin Cressida Wilson’s oddly sympathetic script. Most importantly, in the shape of the mercurial Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
After graduating in 2003 from New York's Juilliard drama school Chastain nurtured her craft until 2011...
"Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves," said Chastain.
"...and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear, but that's just not me..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Jessica Chastain...
- Michael Stevens
“The Girl on the Train” is tracking for a $26.5 million opening weekend after earning $9.4 million on Friday at 3,144 locations. Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” meanwhile, is not faring as well.
Friday totals show Fox Searchlight’s controversial film about Nat Turner earned $2.6 million at 2,105 theaters, and is heading for an opening weekend of about $8 million.
Lionsgate and CBS’s “Middle Schoool: The Worst Years of My Life” opened to $2 million at 2,822 locations on Friday, which should grow to $6.4 million by the end of the weekend.
“The Girl on the Train” stars Blunt as a woman whose post-divorce life slowly disintegrates amid murder accusations. The film is directed by “The Help” helmer Tate Taylor, and also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures, “The Girl on the Train” is the first film to be released »
- Seth Kelley
“The Girl on the Train” is heading for a Friday total in the $9 million to $10 million range at 3,144 sites while “Birth of a Nation” should rack up about $3 million on its opening day for Fox Searchlight — both in line with recent forecasts. Lionsgate/CBS’s comedy “Middle Schoool: The Worst Years of My Life” will also open in the $8 million range at 2,822 locations.
“The Birth of a Nation” is opening at 2,107 screens. Fox Searchlight is required under the terms of its deal with the filmmakers — signed at Sundance after it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition — to open the film at a minimum of 1,500 screens.
Moviegoing will be held down this weekend in Florida, »
- Dave McNary
DreamWorks Pictures’ thriller “The Girl on the Train” has launched with a solid $1.2 million in Thursday night showings at 2,401 North American theaters.
Moviegoing will be held down this weekend in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas with Hurricane Matthew delivering punishing winds and flooding.
“The Girl on the Train,” starring Emily Blunt, is expected to win the weekend handily with roughly $26 million at 3,144 theaters — a strong result given its $40 million production budget. It’s opening against Nate Parker’s controversial biopic “The Birth of a Nation” from Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate-CBS Films’ comedy “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.”
- Dave McNary
Emily Blunt‘s “The Girl on the Train” left the station with a solid $1.23 million at the Thursday previews, on track to earn $20 million this opening weekend. Starring Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett and Luke Evans, the adult drama from DreamWorks Pictures was produced for $40 million and is opening in 3,135 theaters this weekend via Universal Pictures. Tate Taylor (“The Help”) directed, based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. Experts say the film could open at $30 million. In comparison, September’s adult drama, “Sully,” earned $1.35 million at the Thursday previews and ended up grossing $35.5 million its opening »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Photo Credit: DreamWorks Pictures. © Amblin Entertainment
The big screen adaptation of the bestselling The Girl On The Train has been subject of considerable buzz, seeming to promise a Gone Girl-like thriller. There are indeed some parallels to that earlier film adaptation of a bestselling thriller but maybe less than you might expect.
Like Gone Girl, this story is part psychological thriller and part crime mystery. Also like that earlier film, as you get to know these characters, you discover they are not what they at first seemed, nor is the situation what is seems at first either. But anyone expecting a taut mystery will be disappointed. Instead, director Tate Taylor (The Help) delves into the characters’ inner make-up and complex relationships. While Tate does give the audience moments of heartbreak (and some psycho-sexual sparks as well) as we get glimpses into troubled lives, how it all links to the plot is not always clear. »
- Cate Marquis
Chicago – “The Girl On The Train” is a decent enough “Book Club” movie potboiler – it passes the time away, but never quite rises above the pulpiness of its source material. It desperately wants to recreate the suburban upper-class ennui and tone from last year’s “Gone Girl.” But while that film had David Fincher behind the camera, this one has Tate Taylor, the director of “The Help.”
The film stars Emily Blunt as Rachel, an alcoholic British ex-pat sipping vodka from a water bottle, and fantasizing about the life she once led in the tony upstate New York Suburb of Ardsley-On-Hudson. She takes the train into Manhattan twice a day, staring at her ex-husband (Justin Theroux), his new wife and their daughter in the house she used to share. She also becomes obsessed with the young couple next door, Megan (Haley Bennett) and her hunky husband Scott (Luke Evans »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The Girl on the Train is the most popular, female-driven mystery novel since Gone Girl. So it was inevitable that Paula Hawkins’ 2015 debut novel would be turned into a film, and it was, rather quickly.
Directed by Tate Taylor, who served similar duty on another popular book turned film, The Help, the movie version changes a few things from the print product. But it’s still the tale of troubled, alcoholic, divorcee Rachel, who’s obsessed with her ex’s new wife Anna and weirdly fixated on one of the couple’s beautiful neighbours, Megan.
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
The somnolent autumn box office, down 9% since Labor Day, could get a boost from two high-profile titles, “The Girl on the Train” (Universal) and “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight). They will fare better than “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” (Lionsgate), with only “Train” projected to gross over $10 million for the three days of the four-day semi-holiday weekend.
The combination of newcomers and adequate holdovers might raise the Top Ten total to over $100 million, which would get it to close to even with last year ($106 million). But with only one film, “Sully,” exceeding expectations in recent weeks and many falling short of what would have been expected in past years, it’s tough to make optimistic guesses.
A small factor could be Hurricane Matthew, targeting Florida and the Atlantic Coast northward around Friday. That could cause regional theater closings (and more serious problems) but a wide »
- Tom Brueggemann
For a second week in a row, North American multiplexes welcome three new wide releases into theaters. This weekend that includes Universal and DreamWorks's The Girl on the Train along with Fox Searchlight's Sundance pickup and Oscar hopeful The Birth of a Nation. Meanwhile, Lionsgate and CBS will be targeting family audiences with the adaptation of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Overall, the weekend is, once again, looking to be down compared to the same weekend last year with the top twelve hovering right around $97 million altogether, but there is one additional factor to take note of. Estimates have suggested a -5% effect could be had on the weekend box office due to Hurricane Matthew which has intensified to a Category 4 with winds of at least 140 miles per hour. Yesterday governors of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina declared a state of emergency and today Florida »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
British actor David Oyelowo has slammed the lack of diversity among key decision-makers in the UK film industry, a trend which he says motivated his move to the Us.
“If I had seen A United Kingdom when I came out of drama school, I don’t think I would be living in America now.”
The Bafta-nominated actor noted that fundamental change would only come when key executives, companies and organisations are noticeably more diverse.
“You have to change the people who are making decisions,” he declared.
“Only when 50 percent of the people working in film companies are women and when a significant number come from minorities will we have diversity.”
Oyelowo stated »
Created and written by our columnist John Ostrander in concert with his DC Comics editor Robert Greenberger, Suicide Squad has quickly proven to be a worldwide smash hit. The film has earned over $739 million and stands as the second biggest film in the DC line of adaptations, ranking thirteenth on the All-Time Super-Hero Adaptation list according to Box Office Mojo. It withstood mixed critical reviews thanks to an impressive marketing campaign and pent up demand. Now, Warner Home Entertainment has announced an Extended Edition is being released for the holidays.
Burbank, CA, October 5, 2016 – Bring the Squad home when Suicide Squad arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar® nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, 2002, Ali, Best Actor, 2007 The Pursuit of Happyness,), Oscar ® winner Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor, »
- ComicMix Staff
Whether you like it or not a Suicide Squad: Extended Edition is coming to a small screen near you from the end of November. We’ve just received the following release from Warner Bros. which details the release which hits Digital Download on 28th November, and then DVD, Blu-ray and 4k on 5th December.
This isn’t the final pack-shot, but take a look anyways.
Here’s the official press release along with the announcement trailer (be advised, this contains the Us release dates). More as we get it.
Bring the Squad home when “Suicide Squad” arrives on 4K, 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar® nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, 2002, “Ali,” Best Actor, 2007 “The Pursuit of Happyness,”), Oscar ® winner Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor, “Dallas Buyers Club,” 2013), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman »
- Paul Heath
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