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Blu-ray Review – The Gunman (2015)

20 July 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gunman, 2015.

Directed by Pierre Morel.

Starring Sean PennIdris ElbaJavier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance and Peter Franzen.

Synopsis:

Eight years after a hit on the Congo mining minister, the assassin finds that he is now the target in a game of cat and mouse.

Spurred on by the inexplicable success of Taken (seriously? Watch it again – it isn’t That good), its sequels and the subsequent fad of middle-aged actors starring in revenge thrillers, Sean Penn (Carlito’s Way/Casualties of War) has joined the likes of Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington by starring in The Gunman, directed – funnily enough – by Taken director Pierre Morel.

Penn plays Jim Terrier, a sniper who has been selected to be the shooter in the assassination of the mining minister in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the hit Jim has to leave the continent as »

- Gary Collinson

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'Divergent: Insurgent' Special Feature Preview Starring Theo James | Exclusive

14 July 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stars Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Miles Teller (Peter), Zo&#235 Kravitz (Christina), Theo James (Four) and producer Lucy Fisher discuss how the relationship between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four has evolved in our exclusive preview from The Divergent Series: Insurgent, debuting on Digital HD July 21 before its release on Blu-ray and DVD August 4. Both Theo James and Miles Teller discuss how much more at ease the cast was with each other in the sequel, since there is a level of familiarity, while Kate Winslet discusses how much Shailene Woodley has grown as a person since the last film, and how it shows on screen. This exclusive video also offers plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from this beloved sequel.

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on »

- MovieWeb

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Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection Blu-ray Set is 40 Stories of Sheer Awesome

8 July 2015 6:20 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Get ready for 40 stories of sheer awesome and one of the cooler Blu-ray limited edition packages you will ever lay eyes on with the Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection.

Fox Home Entertainment has announced this amazing set to time with the start of Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, California. It's the first Blu-ray and Digital HD combo collection that includes all five Die Hard films starring Bruce Willis, from the 1988 original classic to 2013's A Good Day to Die Hard.

Better yet, the unrated versions of Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard are also included. The previous Blu-ray box set only included the PG-13 version of Live Free or Die Hard.

What makes this collection special is the Nakatomi Plaza replica that houses all the films in its base. As you may already know, Nakatomi Plaza in real life sits on the Fox Studios lot »

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Jai Courtney Puckering Up For The Kaiser’s Last Kiss With Lily James

7 July 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the fact that he’s proven lethal to nearly every project he’s participated in to date, from A Good Day to Die Hard to Terminator Genisys, Jai Courtney is inexplicably still landing plum roles left and right. Now, he’s signed on to lead drama The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, opposite the genuinely talented Lily James and Christopher Plummer.

Written by Simon Burke and based on Alan Judd’s book, the film is set in early WWII in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. The Dutch resistance covertly allies itself with Winston Churchill in order to undermine the Nazis by planting an agent in the home of former German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer), who has been living in exile there since 1917.

James plays a young Jewish Dutch woman who embarks on a torrid, treacherous love affair with a German officer (Courtney), which becomes of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jai Courtney Joins The Kaiser’S Last Kiss Alongside Lily James And Christopher Plummer

7 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film has tapped Jai Courtney to star opposite Lily James (Cinderella, Wrath Of The Titans) in The Kaiser’S Last Kiss which will be directed by David Leveaux. The film will also star Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station, Remember) as the Kaiser.

The Kaiser’S Last Kiss takes place around the 1940 invasion of Holland which brings the Nazis face to face with their former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) – exiled to the Netherlands since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill in inserting an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen. As the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch Now: New extended trailer for ‘Hitman: Agent 47’

6 July 2015 1:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn’s Dan Bullock showed you the first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 back in February but now, we can show you the latest extended trailer and poster artwork for the film right here.

Genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is the culmination of decades of research and 46 earlier Agent clones. With unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence, Agent 47 is tasked with eliminating a mega corporation with intentions to reveal Agent 47’s secrets and create their own superior Agents.

Directed by Alexsander Bach in his first feature film debut, Hitman: Agent 47 is based on the Hitman video game series and its main character Agent 47.

Written by Skip Woods (A good day to die Hard) and Predators Michael Finch, the film also stars Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Ciarán Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann.

Hitman: Agent 47 opens in UK cinemas on August 27.

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- Sacha Hall

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Vixen: Megalyn Echikunwoke cast as new CW superhero

2 July 2015 12:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Megalyn Echikunwoke will play Vixen, Aka Mari McCabe, The CW’s latest superhero, in her own online animated series this autumn…

As a concept, Vixen has been floating around for a while. The basic idea is that of an animated spin-off from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash universe, with a female hero – the eponymous Vixen – in centre stage.

Today, we’ve finally learnt who’ll be playing Vixen. Megalyn Echikunwoke has been cast in the voice role, which will include acting alongside Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in the recording studio.

Recently, Megalyn Echikunwoke has appeared in both the Damien TV series and The Following. Previously, she played the on-the-nose-ly named ‘Pretty Reporter’ in A Good Day To Die Hard and recurred in CSI: Miami.

Vixen’s secret identity is Mari McCabe, who ‘inherits a magical totem that bestows upon her the ability to access the inherent attributes of animals, »

- rleane

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Terminator Genisys review: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back for demise of the machines

1 July 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Alan Taylor; Screenwriters: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier; Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: 12A

Terminator Genisys says and does nothing new, preferring instead to exhume the past and take one almighty metallic dump on it. Relentlessly dull and lacking any entertainment value beyond a solitary penis-themed one-liner from Arnold Schwarzenegger, it's hard to fathom how badly they've rewired rather than rebooted this ailing franchise.

The plot is an utter mess, throwing together Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), her son John Connor (Jason Clarke) and nondescript soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) in various timelines that rewrite history and feature multiple incarnations of Schwarzenegger's iconic, leather-clad figure. By the end, you'll be wishing he could travel back in time and terminate the franchise after T2. That's if you're still capable of rational thought. It's a very tough two hours.

The unengaging, unintelligible story »

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'Terminator' Stars: Where Are They Now?

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in "Terminator Genisys," but he's the only one from the original franchise. There's a new Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones"), John Connor (Jason Clarke of "Zero Dark Thirty") and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney of "A Good Day to Die Hard.")

But where are the stars who've played these roles in previous films? Interestingly enough, there's a "Terminator" thread that connects them even in other projects (such as Emilia Clarke taking over the role from a "Game of Thrones" costar), almost as if it were ... fate. (Yes, of course there's no fate but what we make.)

Here's what the previous cast and crew have been up to since their "Terminator" days. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Hitman: Agent 47: New Trailer and Poster Feature Killer Cue-Ball Rupert Friend

23 June 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fox just released the first full trailer an a new poster for Hitman: Agent 47, the second attempt at a proper adaptation of the popular video game property. Whereas the teaser simply gave us a look at a few set-pieces, to say nothing of our first glance at Rupert Friend as the titular genetically-engineered killer, the full trailer gives us a sense of how the story will unfold. The basic set-up seems to have its roots in something like the Bourne series, with Friend's destructive cue-ball seemingly striking vengeance against corporate and governmental forces who want his talents to create an all-powerful army. In his charge would be Hannah Ware's Katia, a fellow agent who has yet to unlock her training as of yet and who is nearly taken in by Zachary Quinto's nefarious John Smith. The trailer boasts a series of eye-grabbing action sequences, from Friend's anti-hero »

- Chris Cabin

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The Five Worst Film Franchises

21 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the five worst film franchises…

Film franchises are easy targets for writers looking to grind an axe and bemoan the current state of big budget cinema. Like a pinata filled with gold bullion and airplane sized bottles of bourbon, everyone is just a little too eager to take a swing. It’s an easy topic to opine on because of the sheer volume of franchises being produced. They’re growing like weeds planted by studios who hope to create the next cash crop. There are so many terrible franchises in the history of Hollywood. I could spend an entire series of columns detailing cinematic tragedies like Twilight. I mean seriously…. did you sit through any of those Twilight movies? They could have been classified as cruel and unusual punishment under the Geneva Convention.

In an effort to maintain a constructive conversation on the topic, I’m going »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Holy Hot Man Body! You Must Look at This Photo of Divergent Star Jai Courtney Right Now!

4 June 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We know Jai Courtney is hot. We've seen him in Divergent, Unbroken, A Good Day to Die Hard and Jack Reacher. Coming up is the Terminator reboot and the superhero villain flick, Suicide Squad. But he's giving us a really nice closeup look of his super hot body in the new issue of Interview magazine. In one shot, the 29-year-old Aussie is shirtless and leaning against a wall with his right arm bulging with muscles resting just below his hairy pumped chest. Courtney is rocking a beard and looking into the camera in a way that is sure to elicit all kinds of naughty thoughts. Another shirtless shot is taken from behind. Courtney's back is a brick house and both arms show the »

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Homeland: Carrie's Got a New Boyfriend, and More Season 5 Castings

1 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Quinn who?

When Homeland returns for Season 5 this fall, Carrie Mathison will have a new man on her arm: Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) will play Jonas Happich, a lawyer dating the former Islamabad station chief during her self-imposed exile in Berlin.

Related Homeland Season 5 Eyes Time Jump, Location Shift, New Gig for Carrie

In addition to Fehling, Showtime announced three additional series-regular castings Monday: Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings films) as Allison Carr, the current Berlin Chief of Station, who’s working directly under Saul; Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Otto Düring, a German »

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How the year 2012 helped redefine blockbuster movies

20 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...

The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.

Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.

The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »

- simonbrew

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‘Die Hard: Year One’ Volume 1 has wasted potential

19 May 2015 6:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Die Hard: Year One #1-4 Written by Howard Chaykin Art by Stephen Thompson Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Boom! Studios Die Hard: Year One is an eight issue miniseries published by Boom! Studios in 2009-2010.  Made up of two volumes of four issues each, the series begins with John McClane as a rookie beat cop learning the ropes and following orders from his superiors. Volume 1 finds McClane working the beat during the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 New York.  Partnered with a complaining, lacklustre overweight superior, McClane comes up against a plot involving a boat hijacking, a small group of terrorists, and corrupt cops.  By story’s end, John has earned his badge, his reputation of being in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’, and been promoted to Detective leading into volume 2 and eventually the movie continuity. The idea of prequels is nothing new and have been a »

- Brendan Bergmanski

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Anna Friel Programmed For I.T.

17 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It's been developing for a while, with Pierce Brosnan attached to star for some months. But I.T. is finally gathering some momentum and filling in the rest of its cast, and the latest to come aboard is Anna Friel. She'll play Brosnan's wife in the techno-revenge thriller from Max Payne / A Good Day To Die Hard director John Moore.The film, which originated with producer David T. Friendly and at one point had Dan Kay on script duty and Stefano Sollima set to direct, sees Brosnan as a self-made businessman in the private plane-leasing trade, who somehow manages to annoy a young, disgruntled I.T. consultant. Naturally, because his nemesis is tech savvy, he decides to threaten Brosnan’s life, family and income. By the sound of it, he's the computer nerd From Hell...James Frecheville (The Drop) is the antagonist, and Stefanie Scott, as previously reported, is playing Brosnan's daughter, »

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Alex of Venice Features Another Stirring, Sterling Performance From Mary Elizabeth Winstead

15 April 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Editor’s note: Our review of Alex of Venice originally ran during 2014’s Tribeca Film Fest, but we’re re-posting it now as the film opens this Friday in limited release. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has the “one to watch” thing down pat. The former teen actress has now blossomed into one of independent film’s most reliable and relatable leading ladies and her steady rise up the cinematic ranks – from the drunken darkness of Smashed to the dark humor of Faults, with a little The Thing and A Good Day to Die Hard thrown in for a touch of blockbuster fun– has long been someone worth watching, and now. For his directorial debut, actor Chris Messina has quite wisely built a story around Winstead’s charms, setting her up as the eponymous Alex for his Alex of Venice, an amiable outing that serves as yet another reminder that Winstead is more than enough of a draw on »

- Kate Erbland

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New trailer and poster for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton

1 April 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following some new character posters this morning, we now have a new trailer for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which has slightly less swearing and nudity. In fact, there isn’t any at all.

Check it out below:

See Also: Character posters for Straight Outta Compton

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) with a cast that »

- Luke Owen

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Character posters for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton

1 April 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the trailer being released a couple of months ago, we’ve now been sent character posters for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Check them out below:

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) with a cast that includes Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop) as Dr. Dre, O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Aldis Hodge (A Good Day to Die Hard »

- Luke Owen

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Terminator Genisys graces Empire cover, new images arrive online

21 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the marketing campaign begins to gather pace, the cover of the May issue of Empire (via Reddit) has given us another look at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 in this summer’s Terminator Genisys

Schwarzenegger, with most of his skin “lost” to show his machine endo-skeleton below, is joined on the new issue’s cover by the Emilia Clarke’s (Game of Thrones) Sarah Connor, who looks more like Connor in T2 than the shy girl of the first film. In addition, some new photos from the film have been unveiled, which includes the first image of Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), who joins the cast as Detective O’Brien, a cop who has apparently been investigating Sarah Connor since she was young…

See Also: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of the Terminator Franchise

Terminator Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that »

- Scott J. Davis

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