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21 April 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

War On Everyone

The first photo is out of Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard at work on "The Guard" and "Calvary" director John Michael McDonagh's new film "War on Everyone" which is currently shooting in New Mexico.

The black action-comedy stars both actors as corrupt cops looking to blackmail and generally stitch up all the felons they cross paths with. Unfortunately they come across someone even more dangerous and unscrupulous than them. [Source: Empire]

Russ and Roger Go Beyond

Michael Winterbottom is in talks to direct the Will Ferrell-led comedy "Russ & Roger Go Beyond" for Stx Entertainment. Christopher Cluess penned the script and filming begins later this year.

The true story tale deals with how softcore porn maestro Russ Meyer teamed with film critic Roger Ebert on "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," the first X-rated film to be released by a studio. [Source: Variety]

Ghost in the Shell

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- Garth Franklin

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Shooting Begins On John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone

21 April 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

For his follow up to The Guard and Calvary, John Michael McDonagh is leaving the shores of Ireland, and travelling to New Mexico for black action comedy War On Everyone. Cameras have started rolling in Albuquerque, home of Breaking Bad, on the movie which follows us Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard (shown getting into character above) as two bent cops looking to black mail and generally stitch up every felon who crosses their path, but get into trouble when they run into someone who is more dangerous and unscrupulous than they are. Or is he?  There is no Brendan Gleeson this time round, but he has roped in David Wilmot, returning to the fold after The Guard, alongside Tessa Thompson, Theo James, Paul Reiser, Caleb Landry Jones, and Stephanie SigmanWar On Everyone is set for release sometime next year. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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First Look: Alexander Skarsgard Puts Up His Middle Finger In John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are few writer/directors that can balance dark drama with incisive wit, but John Michael McDonagh is one of them. With just two films — "The Guard" and "Calvary," both of which could probably use a bit more attention — he's established himself as a filmmaker who can handle a variety of tones with deft ease, while creating distinct, memorable characters. And his latest is his biggest effort to date. Filming has started on the perfectly titled "War On Everyone," and the first cheeky image is here. Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman, and David Wilmot star in the action-comedy about two crooked cops who blackmail everyone they can, until one criminal proves to be more difficult to handle than they anticipated. So yes, we're very, very stoked on this one. Read More: Review: John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary' Starring Brendan Gleeson, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look At John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone

20 April 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Any day John Michael McDonagh gets to work on a film set is a good day in our book so it’s a thrill to share a first look at the Calvary and The Guard man’s latest project, War On Everyone, as he cranks the cameras in New Mexico. Click on the image below for a closer look. No word yet on how this one will compare tonally with the balance of the comedic and the melancholy in his previous work. It’s billed as a black action-comedy that sees Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård’s bent cops (pictured above) looking to blackmail and generally stitch up all the felons they cross paths with. Unluckily for them, they run up against someone who’s even more dangerous and unscrupulous than they are. "Or is he?", asks the synopsis intriguingly.McDonagh has also been doing a spot of Hr on the film, »

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Sony, Icon join John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Divergent star Theo James joins cast as shoot gets underway and first still is revealed.

John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.

Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.

Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard).

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among distributors to have swooped on rights to the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sony joins John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Divergent star Theo James joins cast as shoot gets underway.

John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.

Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.

Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard).

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among distributors to have swooped on rights to the anticipated title sold by »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Stripped Down: Tessa Thompson Joins McDonagh’s “War On Everyone”

15 April 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tessa Thompson’s star is shining bright. Her attention-grabbing and award-winning perf (Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor) in Dear White People, led the actress down studio project avenue with roles in Selma, and Ryan Cooglar’s Creed and now according to Deadline, she is circling back to indie by working with yet another Sundance alumni in John Michael McDonagh’s third outing as a filmmaker. Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, Thompson will play a former stripper who ultimately ends up in a relationship with Terry (Skarsgard) in War On Everyone. Expect this to receive a festival showing sometime in ’16.

Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

Gist: This revolves around two corrupt cops who »

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Dan’s Ten Best: Movies of 2014

11 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The proverbial Top Ten List. A sacred tradition passed down by our cinematic elders. This is the fourth time I have partaken in this holy tradition, and one thing has remained constant is that this list is never set in stone. As we catch up with more films we missed or rewatch our favorites it causes us to like a movie more or less causing this list to change. In fact in 2012 and 2013 I ended up seeing my number one film of the year after I wrote up my Top 10. So the question becomes, “Why Do it?”. Well, for one it’s fun. At least I find it an enjoyable exercise as I try to break down the year that was. I watched 163 movies that were released in 2014. Narrowing that 163 down to a Top 10 is a challenge I enjoy.

Looking at 2014 as a whole it is evident it was a pretty good year. »

- Dan Clark

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 2014

6 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...

There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.

While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.

So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning »

- ryanlambie

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36 British films to look out for in 2015

5 January 2015 8:01 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…

Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.

We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).

In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »

- louisamellor

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