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Zurich Film Festival to Honor Composer Hans Zimmer

1 July 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Munich — The Zurich Film Festival is to honor composer Hans Zimmer with a special lifetime award.

The award will be presented on Oct. 1 at the Tonhalle Zurich at a ceremony that will feature excerpts from some of Zimmer’s scores, such as those for “The Lion King” and “Gladiator.”

German-born Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over $22 billion at the box office. He has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys and a Tony. He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Some of his most recent works include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “12 Years a Slave,” Ron Howard’s “Rush,” Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” the Christopher Nolan-directed films “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

Some of Zimmer’s most notable works include “Rain Main,” “Driving Miss Daisy, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Five actors you didn't know were funny

29 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 

On July 2, Eric Bana stars in Deliver Us From Evil as a New York City street cop who becomes entangled in a case that has ties to the paranormal. Also appearing in the film? Comedian Joel McHale (“Community”). Now, you might be a little hesitant, not knowing why Bana and McHale have been thrown together for a horror flick, but Bana and McHale have more in common than you’d think. For starters, both Bana and McHale have a well-developed funny bone.

Didn’t know Deliver Us From Evil’s Eric Bana was funny? Well, let’s check out his comedic beginnings, along with those of a few actors you may not have known were funny, below!

 

Emma Thompson

Though you may be more familiar with her as the serious and sensible lead in period dramas (see: her Academy Award nominated turns in Howards End, The Remains of the Day, »

- Rachel West and Sasha James

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Heaven Is for Real movie review: extraordinary claims, no evidence

30 May 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

You’d think any movie that an all-powerful deity had a hand in would be awesome, right? Turns out, not so much. There’s barely even a story here. I’m “biast” (pro): always want to love Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly

I’m “biast” (con): total atheist

I have not read the source material

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

Heaven is for real? Proven by a movie?! Well, no. At best, this cinematic sermon almost humbly acknowledges that even Christians know their fairy tale about a heaven of fluffy white clouds and Jesus in a bathrobe sounds like, you know, a fairy tale that is hard to accept at face value. At worst, it’s a shameless money grab by a family in desperate financial straits cashing in on the fantasies of their little boy. I don’t see how either option — or »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Enter Our 'Edge of Tomorrow' Giveaway

27 May 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In anticipation of the film's release, Latino-Review is givinging away a few "Edge of Tomorrow"-related items to some lucky readers, including a "Edge of Tomorrow" Backpack, "Edge of Tomorrow" Bluetooth Speaker, and much more.

In order to enter the contest, email Latinoreviewmail@gmail.com with your name and address and include "Edge of Tomorrow" Giveaway in the subject headline.

This giveaway will be open until June 9th at noon Pst and is only open to residents of the United States.  Also, only one entry per person.  Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries and randomly draw winners that day. Winners will be advised via email.

Here is what we got.

Black Backpack – Arv $80Bluetooth Speaker  – Arv $58Survival Radio & Flashlight – Arv $33Portable Battery Charger – Arv $16Silver Weave Notebook – Arv $18"Edge of Tomorrow" Hat – Arv $16Movie tie-in Paperback "Edge of Tomorrow" Novel previously published as "All You Need is Kill »

- Kellvin Chavez

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St. Louis: Win Passes to an Advance Screening of ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’

27 May 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Hey local fiends! We have some passes to give away to our readers for the upcoming sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow. Read below on how to score some passes to see it June 2nd.

Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Collateral,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Some Tidbits About George Miller's Justice League (Cancelled)

21 May 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

I imagine most comic fans remember Warner Bros now abandoned Justice League movie that was written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and was to be directed by George Miller (Mad Max). Around this same time this film was getting going, director Christopher Nolan was developing (Also at Warner Bros) the sequel to the franchise rehabilitating Batman Begins with Christian Bale returning as Batman and featuring The Joker (Ledger was not cast yet) as the film's main villain. Which means we would have has 2 different actors playing Bruce Wayne/Batman as the same time. One of the many reasons that Nolan would go on to assist getting this movie cancelled. Though, the biggest reasons this film didn't get made was that the budget soared when Australia changed their film rebates, and because of the impending writer's strke, which would've eliminated the ability for script changes. »

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Win a Double Shot of Terror on DVD - Zombinator and Piggy

15 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What's better than scoring a free horror movie on DVD? Scoring two of them of course! That being said right now we have your exclusive chance to take home Both Zombinator and Piggy on us! Read on for details.

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on June 1st.

Synopsis

A town relies on one man to save them from planned destruction in The Zombinator, coming to DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

While filming a documentary in a small Ohio town, a group of college students come face to face with the undead, turning the class project into an horrific nightmare.

Behind the zombie takeover is an evil corporation intent on lowering the town’s population, »

- Steve Barton

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'Oscar Wilde's the Canterville Ghost' Poster; Voice Cast Announced

9 May 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Content announced today that Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Vera Drake), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call the Midwife), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burden's Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (House) and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story. The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. Content will be handling worldwide sales starting at the Cannes market this month. Take a look at the first poster, then read on for more details.

Currently in pre-production, the animated comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England, »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Reveals Full Voice Cast

9 May 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Content announced today that Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Maleficent), Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel," Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, "Call the Midwife"), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burdon's Oscar Wilde.s The Canterville Ghost, featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie ("House") and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. »

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20 Billion-Dollar Composer: For Hans Zimmer, ‘The Real Risk Is Playing It Safe’

7 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Composer Hans Zimmer — the first creative to raise Variety’s Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 — likes to take chances.

Who else would have:

» Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their sounds, then played them back through speakers placed in the studio’s stairwells for an even stranger soundscape in “Inception”?

» Solicited choral contributions from fans via the Internet to create a 100,000-voice chant that would eventually appear in “The Dark Knight Rises”?

» Traveled to Eastern Europe to record Roma gypsy violinists and accordionists to incorporate into his music for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”?

» Defied comicbook, heroic-music tradition by creating “drum circles” of renowned percussionists creating grooves that he could then employ in his “Man of Steel” score?

» Recruited South African singer Lebo M. to create authentic-sounding choral chants for “The Lion King,” Australian singer Lisa Gerrard to compose and perform the haunting vocals of “Gladiator, »

- Jon Burlingame

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Ten Best: Free-Running / Parkour in Film

29 April 2014 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Since being introduced back in 1997, Parkour has become a key part of many fast-paced action sequences. With the aim being to get from A to B as quickly as possible, it’s easy to see why our protagonists would favour this mode of ‘transport’. With the upcoming release of Brick Mansions on May 2nd, starring Paul Walker and Parkour founder, David Belle (pictured below), we’ve taken a look at some of the best Parkour and free-running scenes, as well as a few that we enjoyed for other reasons.

District B13 (2004) dir. Pierre Morel

David Belle, widely regarded as a founder of the modern parkour movement, eludes a gun-toting gang in a gut-wrenching chase through a French estate block. Impossible precision and stomach-churning drops are the order of the day although we’re unconvinced that the bit with the ladder is allowed in Parkour rules. Casino Royale (2006) dir. Martin Campbell »

- Phil Wheat

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The Quiet Ones Are Quiet No More In Creepy New Trailer

17 April 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What is it about kids in horror movies? Ever since those skin-crawlingly scary twins in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, nothing unnerves me more than children chanting eerie lines of dialogue. So, if this latest trailer for Hammer Horror’s upcoming demonic possession flick The Quiet Ones is any indication, I’ll be better off staying far away from the film when it opens next week.

There’s not much new information in this third official trailer for The Quiet Ones, but it’s clear that there is going to be some freaky stuff going down in the isolated country estate where college professor James Coupland (Jared Harris, who recently played another professor – the villainous James Moriarty – in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) retires with several of his most devoted students to study the case of a young girl named Jane (Olivia Cooke), who is exhibiting symptoms of demonic possession. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Exclusive: 'Hunger Games' Star Haunts 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer

16 April 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Who here believes in ghosts? Anyone? Perhaps you'll start to believe after sitting through our exclusive trailer for "The Quiet Ones," the new Hammer horror film directed by John Pogue and starring "The Hunger Games" veteran Sam Claflin, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" villain Jared Harris, and more. The film takes place in the 1970s, and follows an Oxford scholar named Professor Coupland (Harris) and his pupil Brian McNeil (Claflin) as they document their ...

By Josh Wigler »

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Here Piggy, Piggy! Come to DVD!

10 April 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What is it about the visage of a dude wearing a pig snout that just screams horror movie psycho? Hopefully the latest slasher flick Piggy will be able to answer that question and much more! Read on for details!

Synopsis

A grieving brother takes justice into his own hands with the help of a new friend in the bloody revenge thriller Piggy, slashing up DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

When John (Neil Maskell; Kill List, Atonement, Basic Instinct 2) is brutally murdered, his shy, mild-mannered brother, Joe (Martin Compston; The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Red Road), finds solace in Piggy (Paul Anderson; The Sweeney, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), one of John’s long-time friends.

Taking the reclusive, grieving brother under his wing, Piggy teaches Joe his gritty, vigilante ways. As their friendship grows, Joe finds himself in an increasingly dangerous, murky world of violence and »

- Steve Barton

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Noomi Rapace To Headline Spy Thriller Unlocked

7 April 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to star in an upcoming spy thriller titled Unlocked. Directed by Mikael Håfström, the film was written by Peter O’Brien and showed up on the 2008 Black List. It follows a female CIA interrogator, the role Rapace would play, who’s tricked “into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. This puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London.”

After breaking out in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Rapace started impressing audiences on this side of the pond with performances in films like Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Passion. She also has several very exciting upcoming projects, like The Drop, Child 44 and of course, Prometheus 2, to look forward to.

As for Håfström, American audiences will likely know him for films such as Escape Plan, »

- Matt Joseph

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Can These 7 Stars' Careers Be Saved by April Movies?

5 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

April is the cruelest month, and not just for T.S. Eliot.

At the multiplex, throughout April, we're in for a brutal, Darwinian survival test for several A-list stars of yesteryear -- from Kevin Costner to Nicole Kidman to Jude Law -- all of whom are currently on the comeback trail. Some of them may end the month on their way back to their former glory, and some will see their careers shredded even further.

Here are our best guesses as to who will thrive and who will starve.

Nicolas Cage

Last Big Hit: 2013 cartoon "The Croods" (starring voice role); 2009 drama "Knowing" (leading role)

Comeback Effort: Drama "Joe" (April 11)

Prospects: Cage is earning the kind of acclaim he hasn't seen in years for delivering a real, non-cartoonish performance in this rural drama as the title ex-con, who becomes the unlikely mentor to a teen (Tye Sheridan) in need of adult guidance. »

- Gary Susman

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UK poster for Pompeii featuring Kit Harington

19 February 2014 1:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release in the States this Friday, Entertainment One has debuted a new UK quad poster for director Paul W.S. Anderson's latest, the historical disaster romance Pompeii, which sees Game of Thrones star Kit Harington bravely / foolishly standing at the foot of an erupting volcano...

Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Pompeii will open in the UK on May 2nd, with Harington and Browning joined in the cast by »

- Gary Collinson

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Another TV spot for Pompeii starring Kit Harington and Emily Browning

15 February 2014 11:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released a new TV spot for the upcoming historical disaster romance (that's a genre, right?) Pompeii, which sees Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in a race against time to save his true love Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) from certain death at the hands of the deadly Mt. Vesuvius; check it out after the official synopsis....

It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. Milo, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, Columba. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columba to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.

Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator Nigellus, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. »

- Gary Collinson

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Tom Hardy Joins BBC's Period Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders,' Starring Cillian Murphy

14 February 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Some day the BBC series "Peaky Blinders," which was recently acquired by the Weinstein Company for U.S. distribution, will make its way here to some network or streaming platform. For now, fans will be pleased to learn that the critically acclaimed gangster drama has added Tom Hardy ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises") to its already stellar cast. Hardy, who reunites with the show's creator Steven Knight after their collaboration on the upcoming feature film "Locke," will play a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to protagonist Tommy Shelby, played by Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy ("Batman Begins," "28 Days Later"). Season two of the show will see the Shelby family expanding their empire as the 1920s begin to roar. In addition to Hardy and Murphy, the cast includes Paul Anderson ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"), Joe Cole ("Now Is Good"), Iddo Goldberg ("Defiance"), Sophie Rundle ("Great Expectations") and Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park, »

- Ziyad Saadi

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Tom Hardy Joins BBC's Period Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders,' Starring Cillian Murphy

14 February 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Some day the BBC series "Peaky Blinders," which was recently acquired by the Weinstein Company for U.S. distribution, will make its way here to some network or streaming platform. For now, fans will be pleased to learn that the critically acclaimed gangster drama has added Tom Hardy ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises") to its already stellar cast. Hardy, who reunites with the show's creator Steven Knight after their collaboration on the upcoming feature film "Locke," will play a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to protagonist Tommy Shelby, played by Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy ("Batman Begins," "28 Days Later"). Season two of the show will see the Shelby family expanding their empire as the 1920s begin to roar. In addition to Hardy and Murphy, the cast includes Paul Anderson ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"), Joe Cole ("Now Is Good"), Iddo Goldberg ("Defiance"), Sophie Rundle ("Great Expectations") and Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park, »

- Ziyad Saadi

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