5 items from 2016
To celebrate the DVD & Blu-Ray release of the explosive, fun-filled adrenaline ride that is London Has Fallen (out in the UK today) we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Another year, another city, another threat to President Benjamin Asher’s life… When a terrifying plot comes to light during a State Visit to London, Secret Service muscle and all-round tough guy Mike Banning must once again do whatever it takes to rescue his beloved Potus – and the free world. On foreign turf and with seemingly no-one he can rely on (save for a feisty MI6 agent), the odds are stacked against Banning, with even President Asher forced to step up and help save the day…
Following an outstanding performance at the box office, Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher, Law Abiding Citizen), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, »
Not long before Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media won its release from bankruptcy in April, the ebullient CEO said he would now be leading a “well-capitalized media company that is well positioned for growth and success.” His financial adviser, from the firm of Houlihan Lokey, predicted the reborn Relativity would attract a “feeding frenzy” of new investment.
Kavanaugh’s company did shed a mountain of debt, and many employees, during its eight months under Chapter 11 protection. But today, the Beverly Hills-based entertainment concern finds itself with many of the same challenges that dogged it even before it was forced to seek bankruptcy protection a year ago. It’s still struggling to attract new investment and now has released its grip on a pair of key film distribution deals.
Relativity needed senior creditors to agree at the end of June to extend the date for the company to make a $30 million debt payment, »
- James Rainey
Relativity Media doesn’t have the $100 million it initially pledged to raise in new equity, or even its $20 million fall-back promise. It has signed on only the less-famous half of the two-man executive team it said would lead the company into the future. Yet representatives of Ryan Kavanaugh’s company will ask a judge Friday to let the embattled studio emerge from more than seven months in bankruptcy.
Throughout the process, the company has repeatedly claimed that new funding is just around the next corner, only to have deals fall through or fail to materialize. This time is different, it claims. In court filings over the weekend, attorneys for Relativity have assured U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles that the money needed to keep it afloat will end up in the bank.
Relativity’s lawyers want Wiles to confirm that Relativity’s reorganization plan is adequate, though less than previously advertised. »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
After an unconventional start into acting (he was fired as a lawyer in Edinburgh due to his partying antics and moved to London), Gerard Butler has appeared in rom-coms, animations and even musicals, but the Scottish actor has emerged as an unashamed Hollywood bad-ass in some of the most iconic action films of recent times.
From an early role starring alongside James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to returning as one-man-army Mike Banning in London Has Fallen (in cinemas March 3), there is no end to the tough-guy roles that Butler can impress in.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen sees Butler in his latest action-packed role, as the relentless bodyguard to the Us president, Mike Banning. Upon the discovery of a plot to assassinate the world leaders attending the Prime Minister’s funeral, he makes it his mission to stand firm against the relentless violence that awaits him. »
- Movie Geeks
Actor Gerard Butler, star of the high-octane action thriller London Has Fallen that opens in theaters nationwide March 4, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 58th annual Daytona 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway (TV – Fox, Fox Deportes; Radio – Mrn Radio, SiriusXM).
As Grand Marshal, Butler will deliver the most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers, start your engines.” Along with the command, Butler will take part in other pre-race ceremonies including riding in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 200-lap, 500-mile race and attend the drivers meeting.
“We’re honored to have Gerard Butler serve as Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “Gerard is a talented actor and we look forward to hearing his starting command to kick off the first Daytona »
- Michelle McCue
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