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Win ‘Live By Night’ on Blu-ray™!

19 May 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oscar winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in Live By Night, the action-packed crime thriller, set in the Roaring 20s amidst an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. Live By Night is out now on Digital Download and is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Monday. To celebrate this exciting Home Entertainment release we are giving away three Live By Night Blu-rays™ to three lucky winners.

Live By Night features an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson (“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina (“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. »

- Paul Heath

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Final Trailer For The Mummy Is Here

18 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for their upcoming summer monster movie, The Mummy. Check it out now.

Universal PicturesThe Mummy Day, inspired by the upcoming action-adventure, will launch at 12 P.M. Pdt on Saturday, May 20.

Audiences of all ages are invited to visit the enormous 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus, which will be revealed at the Hollywood & Highland gateway in Los Angeles. As well, The Mummy star Tom Cruise will be joined on stage by his fellow co-stars and director Alex Kurtzman to invite participants to enjoy The Mummy Vr Zero Gravity Stunt Experience and The Mummy Escape Game at the complex.

The Mummy arrives in theaters, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D on June 9.

The largest single vertical structure ever assembled at the gateway, The Mummy sarcophagus measures 75 feet in height, 28 feet in width and weighs an astonishing 15,000 pounds. This extraordinary feat of engineering took two firms a total of eight weeks to construct, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Teaser Watch: A Girl Disguises Herself as a Boy to Help Her Family in “The Breadwinner”

17 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Breadwinner

“When I was young, Parvana, I knew what peace felt like,” a father tells his daughter in a new trailer for “The Breadwinner.” He explains, “Stories remain in our hearts even when all else is gone.” The family is living under the Taliban regime, and it’s stories of peace that seem to sustain them and offer them hope for the future.

Based on the best-selling Ya novel by Deborah Ellis, “The Breadwinner” is helmed by Nora Twomey, co-directer of the Oscar-nominated animated feature “The Secret of Kells.” The drama centers on Parvana (Saara Chaudry, “Max and Shred”), who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy so she can earn money for her family after her father is imprisoned. The film’s official synopsis describes “The Breadwinner” as “a powerful and riveting story of self-empowerment and imagination in the face of oppression,” but the trailer makes no promise of a happy ending. “Just wait and see,” we’re told.

Angelina Jolie is among the film’s executive producers. “I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter,” the “Maleficent” star said in a statement. “Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do. I hope this film is able to bring this discussion to a broader audience. As much as it is an important and very meaningful film, it also stands on its own as a great piece of art,” she emphasized. “Director Nora Twomey and her team have done something very special. They have breathed life into the characters and paid respect to the subject matter and to a country where women often struggle.”

The Breadwinner” will hit theaters this fall. Anita Doron (“The End of Silence”) penned the script.

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Teaser Watch: A Girl Disguises Herself as a Boy to Help Her Family in “The Breadwinner” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Watch the Exclusive Trailer for Angelina Jolie’s The Breadwinner, about Life under the Taliban

16 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Angelina Jolie is throwing her support behind an animated movie with an important message.

The star is executive producer of The Breadwinner — a tale about a young girl living under the Taliban who risks it all to save her family.

“I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter,” Jolie says of her involvement in the film. “Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to »

- Ale Russian

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Win Live By Night on Blu-ray™

16 May 2017 4:05 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Oscar winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in Live By Night, the action-packed crime thriller, set in the Roaring 20s amidst an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. Live By Night is out now on Digital Download and is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD from May 22. To celebrate this exciting Home Entertainment release we are giving away three Live By Night Blu-rays™ to three lucky winners.

Live By Night features an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson (“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina (“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. »

- Competitions

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Angelina Jolie Brings Her Kids to Dinner with Dad Jon Voight

13 May 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Angelina Jolie is keeping her family close — and that includes having dinner with her formerly estranged father Jon Voight.

On Wednesday, the two were spotted together at a sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills, along with four of her children with Brad Pitt: Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, according to E! News.

“The kids had gifts for their granddad. Angie hugged her dad. They were all very happy,” a source tells People. “They sat at a table inside for about two hours.”

In September, the 78-year-old actor told Inside Edition that he was “concerned” for his daughter »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Watch Tom Cruise In The Mummy Featurette – The Mummy Day Launches May 20th

11 May 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Collapsing buildings, flipping cars, Sofia Boutella throwing Tom Cruise across a forest…watch The Mummy cast show off their insane stunt skills.

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Universal Pictures announced today that The Mummy Day, inspired by the upcoming action-adventure, will launch at 12 P.M. Pdt on Saturday, May 20.

Audiences of all ages are invited to visit the enormous 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus, which will be revealed at the Hollywood & Highland gateway in Los Angeles. As well, The Mummy star Tom Cruise will be joined on stage by his fellow co-stars and director Alex Kurtzman to invite participants to enjoy The Mummy Vr Zero Gravity Stunt Experience and The Mummy Escape Game at the complex. The announcement was made today by Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal.

The Mummy arrives in theaters, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #69

6 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #69…

Desperate Measures,” Part 3! Old Hob and the Tmnt work together to save the Mutanimals, but Bishop still has some tricks up his sleeve!

Missed last month’s review? Check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #68 here.

I think I can you tell you all now, I’ve seen enough to make the call.

The E.P.F. are the best threat we’ve seen in Tmnt since The Shredder. They’re a force to be reckoned with. They have next level tech and the ability to use it. They believe they’re in a war, even though they’re the ones causing it!

To be fair though it’s not as though they have no reason. I’ve got huge issues with making enemies sympathetic. I despise the movie Maleficent and how it goes about giving the Evil Queen a tragic backstory. It’s generally a mistake. »

- Chris Cooper

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Newswire: Mae Whitman is totally going to be in the Valley Girl musical remake

5 May 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In some totally tubular news, Variety reports that Mae Whitman has just joined the Valley Girl musical remake. Whitman will play a “punk rock lesbian” who is Randy’s (Josh Whitehouse, who succeeds Nicolas Cage) bandmate and best friend. Mary + Jane’s Jessica Rothe is in the role of Julie, who was played by Deborah Foreman in the original film. MGM’s backing the project, based on Martha Coolidge’s 1983 film, which will be directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg from a script by Amy Talkington, with some doctoring from Martin Noxon. Matt Smith—the Maleficent executive producer, not the Doctor—is producing. The original soundtrack, which includes some Toni Basil, Sparks, and Bananarama, should afford the filmmakers plenty of opportunities to make this a bitchin’ musical adaptation. »

- Danette Chavez

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Sally Potter’s “The Party” Gets UK Distribution

2 May 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Party

Sally Potter’s latest film has secured distribution in the UK. ScreenDaily reports that “The Party” has been acquired by Picturehouse Entertainment, with a planned fall release. The star-studded dark comedy made its world premiere in competition at the Berlinale back in February.

Set in contemporary London, the black and white film centers on a celebration that goes horribly awry. “The Party” was shot in just 14 days. Its cast includes Patricia Clarkson (“Learning to Drive”), Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”).

The pic was produced by Potter’s production company with Christopher Sheppard, Adventure Pictures. Kurban Kassam (“20,000 Days on Earth”) also served as producer.

“I am thrilled to be working with Sally Potter on her wonderful new film. Over a long career, Sally has consistently led the charge in UK independent filmmaking, bringing us a body of films that are at once sharp, fun, and surprising,” commented Clare Binns, director of programming and acquisition at Picturehouse.

Potter is perhaps best known for her 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” starring Tilda Swinton. The film received two Oscar nominations. She most recently directed “Ginger & Rosa,” a 2012 coming-of-age drama set during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film centers on the intense friendship between two teen girls, played by Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Alice Englert (“Beautiful Creatures”). Potter’s other notable films include the BAFTA-nominated “The Tango Lesson,” “Yes” with Joan Allen, “The Man Who Cried,” starring Christina Ricci and Cate Blanchett, and “Rage” with Judi Dench.

We’re still waiting for “The Party” to get picked up in the U.S. The film was very warmly received at the Berlinale, and currently boasts a 100 percent “Fresh” rating at Rotten Tomatoes. With a cast this strong and great reviews, hopefully it’s only a matter of time before a U.S. distributor snags the film.

Sally Potter’s “The Party” Gets UK Distribution was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Universal Moves ‘Doctor Dolittle’ Up to April 2019 to Avoid ‘Star Wars IX’

28 April 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has moved up its untitled “Doctor Dolittle” pic from May 24, 2019 to Apr. 12, 2019. The move is likely being made to avoid “Star Wars: Episode IX”, which Disney recently announced would also be opening that weekend.

Universal recently won a bidding war for the new “Doctor Dolittle” that has Robert Downey Jr. attached to star and Stephen Gaghan on board to write and direct.

The film will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), along with Susan Downey (“Sherlock Holmes” films, “The Judge”) for Team Downey. Gaghan wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay from an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd.

The project is based on the 1920s tales by Hugh Lofting, following a peculiar doctor who can speak with animals, shunning human patients in favor of the critters. »

- Justin Kroll

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Universal Moves Robert Downey Jr.’s Untitled Doctor Dolittle Project

28 April 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Universal Pictures' has moved its untitled Doctor Dolittle movie with Robert Downey Jr. up six weeks from May 24, 2019, to April 12. Previously known as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the project had been set to open against Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX. Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and based on the tales by Hugh Lofting, the Dolittle project will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent)… »

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Top Hollywood Directors Decode Vr at First Vrtl Summit

27 April 2017 6:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Although Virtual Reality (Vr) has yet to take off commercially, so far the Hollywood studios are mostly embracing the new digital frontier as a marketing vehicle to promote their franchises. On Wednesday, Paramount hosted the first Vrtl Summit for Vr professionals and investors, and announced a partnership with MoveoPlus to provide Moveo Virtual Reality Simulators in theaters and theme parks, with content provided by J.J. Abrams and Michael Bay.

While they are among many top directors, from Alejandro González Iñárritu  to David Goyer, who are experimenting with Vr storytelling, everyone acknowledges that the technology needs to improve — along with bringing down the cost of those bulky headsets. And the push to bring engaging content to consumers remains a challenge. It comes down to effective storytelling. Nobody’s going to pay for Vr marketing promos, so immersive adventures and interactions with virtual characters are going to have to be compelling for »

- Bill Desowitz

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Free Fire movie review: guns a-boring

17 April 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… A 90-minute shootout that never makes us care who lives and who dies. In attempting to send up a cinematic cliché, this only becomes a tedious example of same. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): increasingly not a fan of Ben Wheatley

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

Eight people walk into an abandoned warehouse in Boston in 1978. There’s Chris (Cillian Murphy: Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), whom we can presume is Ira because he has an Irish accent and he’s there to buy enough guns to supply a small army. There’s Justine (Brie Larson: Kong: Skull Island, Room), who has brokered the deal with Ord (Armie Hammer: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Entourage)… or is it Ord who has brokered the deal with seller Vernon (Sharlto Copley: Chappie, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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From Angelina Jolie to Daisy Ridley, Here’s the Top 14 Female Action Stars Working Today

4 April 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Way back in 1979, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” brought us our first genuine female action hero in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Despite the three sequels that followed, Ripley proved to be something of an outlier. Until fairly recently, a woman could kill someone in a movie only if she faced brutal punishment afterward, as in Scott’s “Thelma and Louise,” or in the inevitable fates of Bond girls: They could dole out lethal action, but rarely survived.

Today, ass-kicking women are no longer an anomaly or subject to automatic retribution. This weekend, we watched Scarlett Johansson lay waste to her enemies (although not the box office) in “Ghost in the Shell,” following a path blazed by the likes of Linda Hamilton (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), and Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). These roles may strike a blow for equality and diversity, but what these women — and »

- Anne Thompson

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From Angelina Jolie to Daisy Ridley, Here’s the Top 14 Female Action Stars Working Today

4 April 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Way back in 1979, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” brought us our first genuine female action hero in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Despite the three sequels that followed, Ripley proved to be something of an outlier. Until fairly recently, a woman could kill someone in a movie only if she faced brutal punishment afterward, as in Scott’s “Thelma and Louise,” or in the inevitable fates of Bond girls: They could dole out lethal action, but rarely survived.

Today, ass-kicking women are no longer an anomaly or subject to automatic retribution. This weekend, we watched Scarlett Johansson lay waste to her enemies (although not the box office) in “Ghost in the Shell,” following a path blazed by the likes of Linda Hamilton (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), and Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). These roles may strike a blow for equality and diversity, but what these women — and »

- Anne Thompson

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Giveaway: Win Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ on Blu-ray

30 March 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of our favorite films of last year, Mike Mills‘ emotional, warm-hearted drama 20th Century Women, arrives on Blu-ray this week. We’ve teamed with Lionsgate to give away five copies to our readers. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, April 2nd.

To enter, do the first three steps and then each additional one counts as another entry into the contest.

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Lara Croft Gets Dirty in New Tomb Raider Remake Photo

28 March 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Warner Bros. unveiled the first two official photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the studio's highly-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot, which is currently filming in South Africa. Today, Warner Bros. has revealed yet another official photo, which shows Lara Croft brandishing a climbing ax, emerging from a thick cloud of dust. Unfortunately, we don't have any other details about what's happening in this scene. But the studio did reveal the official synopsis.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the 20th Century Women Blu-ray

28 March 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Golden Globe winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Bening), 20th Century Women is a cinematic love letter to the people who raise us and the times that shape us. The true-to-life story inspired by acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) mother also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Lucas Jade Zumann (Sinister 2), and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). Theatrically released by A24 and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the “impressive and moving” (The Playlist) celebration of family, womanhood, love, and freedom is a must-see film for all generations.

Now, you can own the 20th Century Women Blu-ray. Wamg has four copies to give away. »

- Tom Stockman

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Update: Tomb Raider: Synopsis And First Look At Alicia Vikander As Lara Croft!

28 March 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update: Yesterday, Warner Bros. and MGM revealed two photos featuring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish GirlEx Machina) as Lara Croft.  Warner Bros. and MGM have just released another image of Alicia looking just like her video game counterpart. Check out the new Tomb Raider photo in our gallery, along with an updated plot synopsis below!

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Advised to face the facts »

- Joseph Medina

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