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Taken – Season One Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 26th

11 September 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy.

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth ElementValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

- Tom Stockman

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Participant Promotes Jonathan King, Diane Weyermann to Lead Film, TV Initiatives

10 September 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media has promoted Jonathan King and Diane Weyermann to the newly established roles of presidents, with King overseeing narrative film and television projects, and Weyermann handling documentaries.

The promotions were announced on Sunday by CEO David Linde. Both Weyermann and King report to Linde.

“By shepherding inspiring and highly compelling films over the last decade, Diane and Jonathan have played integral roles in shaping Participant into the dynamic company it is today,” Linde said. “Their promotions are not only well deserved, but also reflect their substantial commitment to our success and Jeff Skoll’s prescient mission of creating socially impactful content that inspires audiences to action.”

Skoll founded Participant in 2004 as a means of inspiring social change. Its most notable titles have included “Syriana,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “Spotlight,” and “Citizenfour.”

King and Weyermann said, “We are grateful to all the talented artists who share our belief that films can be both popular and »

- Dave McNary

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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

13 August 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features »

- ComicMix Staff

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Why Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ Sets the Standard for Movie Remakes

10 August 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“I could tell you what’s happening, but I don’t know if that’d really tell you what’s happening.”

Steven Soderbergh could have done anything he wanted after the hugely successful trifecta of “Erin Brockovich,” “Traffic,” and “Ocean’s Eleven.” What he did was remake Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris,” perhaps the headiest science-fiction film ever made — and one that didn’t necessarily seem suited to his sensibilities. The film has its defenders 15 years later — Barry Jenkins expressed his love for it just last week — but is rarely mentioned in discussions of the versatile filmmaker’s best.

Read More:‘Logan Lucky’ Review: Steven Soderbergh Returns From Retirement with a Silly Heist Movie That Has Real Soul

Maybe that’s because it’s something of an outlier in his already varied filmography. Soderbergh has dabbled in genre pictures as often as any other filmmaker not specifically thought of as a genre director, »

- Michael Nordine

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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made

28 July 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just because you’re a well-established director with award-winning hits and/or commercial successes doesn’t mean you can make any movie you want. Just ask Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and more. All these auteurs have had passion projects over the years they’ve had to kill or put on indefinite hiatus for a variety of reasons, which is a shame given how incredible all of them sound on paper.

Read More30 Essential Directing Tips From 30 Master Filmmakers

Christopher Nolan taking on Howard Hughes. Spike Lee making a boxing epic around Joe Louis. Kathryn Bigelow resurrecting Joan of Arc for a female warrior saga unlike any the big screen had ever really seen in the 1990s. We’d buy a ticket for all them years in advance if we knew they were definitely happening.

With many of our favorite auteurs currently in production on new movies, »

- Zack Sharf

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Review: ‘Logan Lucky’ Finds Steven Soderbergh Playing Loose and Humorous

24 July 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Steven Soderbergh is back, baby — assuming you put less-than-a-film’s worth of stock into two ten-hour seasons of television, a premium-cable something-or-other we might (please?) one day witness, a stage play, various fan edits of classic cinema, a Twitter novella, and editing/cinematography duties on one of the 21st century’s greatest sequels.

All of which is to say that Logan Lucky, his first theatrical feature since 2013 — debates about whether or not Behind the Candelabra is at or after the cut-off point will be carried out elsewhere — probably doesn’t befit a greeting tantamount to Christ emerging in Revelations, nor come close to having that in mind. But a heap of goodwill is deserved, not least of all for how it evinces so much of what’s made him that rare journeyman between arthouse and multiplex; and while one is by and large well-inclined not to presume much about career-sized intentions, »

- Nick Newman

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Who are the contemporary Masters of Cinema?

3 July 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the contemporary Masters of Cinema…

Sometimes a good movie conversation can lead you to interesting places. Take the discussion around the wildly overpraised Baby Driver; a good movie that’s being called a ‘masterpiece’ (it’s not). During the discussion my friend Simon Columb posted this on Twitter:

Edgar Wright ain't no "master". Bloomin' eck pic.twitter.com/4HJzn2sS8X

— Simon Columb (@screeninsight) July 2, 2017

I love Edgar Wright. I’ve watched the entire catalog of his work many, many times. Hell, I’ve watched the two series of Spaced At Least a dozen times. The man has an amazing sense of style and kinetic storytelling that feels uniquely his own. But even with a gun to my head I would not list him among the modern contemporary masters of cinema (even one that shoots cars). But, thanks to that hyperbolic burst of circle-jerk fandom, a thought came to mind? »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Demetri Martin on ‘Dean,’ Learning from Steven Soderbergh, and Writing Female Characters

31 May 2017 6:36 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The most piercing comedy is often mined from the darker aspects of life, presenting our fears in a new, hopefully amusing light. While Demetri Martin‘s stand-up has tinges of this, represented in his lo-fi sketches and carefully constructed one-liners, his directing and writing debut Dean effectively melds, both on the page and stylistically, a dramatic backbone with his personal brand.

Ahead of the film’s release this Friday, I had the opportunity to speak with Martin about his feature as we discussed what he learned from his past experience being directed by the likes of Steven Soderbergh and Ang Lee, how he’s trying to write better female characters, balancing tones, giving a voice to his supporting ensemble, and more.

The Film Stage: Congrats on the film. I’ve seen it twice now. I was at the premiere at Tribeca and I really enjoyed it.

Demetri Martin: Oh, »

- Jordan Raup

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Doctor Who: The Pyramid At The End Of The World review

26 May 2017 2:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew May 27, 2017

With spoilers, our review of Doctor Who series 10 episode 7, The Pyramid At The End Of The World...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

10.7 The Pyramid At The End Of The World

This is an episode, I’d suggest, where the bulk of conversation is going to be centered on the ending. But we’ll get there. Because it’s also one that demonstrates it’s the small things that matter. In the case of the world ending this time around, it’s miniscule details that can kickstart the process. A dropped glass after a few drinks the night before. A pair of spectacles getting smashed in an innocent accident, in turn limiting the eyesight of Rachel Denning's otherwise super-efficient scientist. A Time Lord losing his sight – save for the ability to read some emails in his glasses - by trying to save his companion. »

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Win Why Him? on Blu-ray

1 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Why Him? on 1st May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love you Man, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander). Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

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Why Him? is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 1st May, »

- Competitions

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Jude Law Set To Star As Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequel

12 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the “Fantastic Beasts” feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.

J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting »

- Michelle McCue

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Jude Law Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

12 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Everyone's favorite Hogwarts headmaster will have a place in the next Fantastic Beasts film, and now we know that the actor playing young Albus will be renowned actor Jude Law!  More details below!

Every Harry Potter fan who saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them knows that the film was mainly a vehicle to set the stage for a much bigger story, in Harry Potter lore.  The battle and relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.  We know from the first Fantastic Beasts that Johnny Depp is the Dark Wizard Grindelwald, however, we didn't know who would be cast as the eventual headmaster of Hogwarts, until now.

Jude Law has been announced, by Warner Bros. Studios, to play young Albus Dumbledore in the next Fantastic Beasts film.

Unlike his elder self, this version of Dumbledore will find him, not as headmaster but, as the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Jude Law Is Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

12 April 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the "Fantastic Beasts" feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling's most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.

J.K. Rowling, who »

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4 board games that should be movies

26 February 2017 6:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Apr 20, 2017

The complexity of modern board games lends itself to the big screen. Pandemic: The Movie, anyone?

In the last few years, two potential big-screen adaptions of board games seemed to get a little traction with the Hollywood studios. Several drafts of a Monopoly movie were prepared, and at one point, it even seemed like Ridley Scott might saddle up to shoot the thing. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler orbited around a comedy based upon the brain-curdlingly dull Candy Land.

Now, I can’t tell you how those films would have turned out, and I’m certainly not going to say Monopoly and Candy Land absolutely, definitely should not be movies. But I am happy to say, with 100% certainty and even a bit of simmering frustration, that Monopoly and Candy Land should not be board games.

At least not board games anybody ever plays. Just put the dang things in a museum already. »

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

21 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during »

- David Ehrlich

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Dean Trailer: Demetri Martin Struggles with Love and Loss

15 February 2017 1:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Dean, which marks the directorial debut of comedian Demetri Martin, who also stars as the title character and wrote the screenplay. The film was the winner of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. CBS Films picked the film up after its world premiere, setting it for limited release on June 2.

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. »

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Berlinale: Liam Neeson, Studiocanal, Michael Shamberg Team for ‘Hard Powder’ (Exclusive)

31 January 2017 9:36 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Liam Neeson, European group Studiocanal and producer Michael Shamberg are teaming for “Hard Powder,” a Rocky Mountains-set action revenge thriller that is likely to prove a hot ticket at next month’s Berlin Film Festival market.

Directed by Hans Petter Moland and written by Frank Baldwin, “Hard Powder” will go into production in March in and around Banff, Alberta, and other locations in Canada.

It stars Neeson as Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.

“Fueled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain,” “Hard Powder’s” synopsis reads.

Nels’ vengeance »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Thierry Fremaux, Marion Cotillard to Be Honored at Lumieres Awards

16 January 2017 11:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director and general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard will be honored at the Lumieres Awards, France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes.

The academy of the Lumieres Awards, which is composed of Paris-based members of the foreign press, will pay tribute and hand out honorary awards to Cotillard and Fremaux during the 22nd edition of the ceremony Jan. 30.

Since winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Cesar and a Bafta for her role as Edith Piaf in “La vie en rose,” Cotillard has worked with some of the world’s most talented and acclaimed directors, from Michael Mann (“Public Enemies”) to Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “Dark Night Rises”), Steven Soderbergh (“Contagion”), James Gray (“The Immigrant”) and Robert Zemeckis (“Allied”). Cotillard also starred in the Dardenne brothers’s “Two Days, One Night” and Xavier Dolan’s »

- Elsa Keslassy

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