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Fox Moves Release of James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Fox Moves Release of James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’
Fox has moved the opening of James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” back five months from July 20 to Dec. 21.

“Alita” stars Rosa Salazar in the title role, along with Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jennifer Connelly, and Christoph Waltz.

Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron is producing with Jon Landau through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay, based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series. The story is set in a 26th-century dystopian future and follows an amnesiac cyborg — played by Salazar — who’s rescued from a scrap heap and becomes a bounty hunter tracking down criminals.

Fox also announced Tuesday that it had swapped the dates for “The Predator” and “The Darkest Minds.” “The Predator” moved back six weeks to Sept. 14 and “The Darkest Minds” moved up to Aug. 3.

Additionally, Fox set a Nov. 8, 2019 release date for “Death on the Nile,” directed by [link
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Fox’s ‘Alita’ Lands Holiday 2018 Release, ‘Predator’ Reboot Bumped From Summer

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Fox has pushed back “Alita: Battle Angel” from July 20 to Dec. 21, as well as “The Predator” from Aug. 3 to Sept. 14. “The Darkest Minds” will move in to take its place. Additionally, the studio has dated Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile,” which will now open in wide release on Nov. 8, 2019. “Foster” will open in wide release on March 5, 2021. Also Read: 'Murder on the Orient Express' Movie Review: Kenneth Branagh Only Has Eyes for Himself “Alita: Battle Angel” will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and will be directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film...
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Pasek and Paul to Write Songs for Blue Sky’s First Animated Musical (Exclusive)

Pasek and Paul to Write Songs for Blue Sky’s First Animated Musical (Exclusive)
Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write the songs for an upcoming Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios project, Variety has learned. The family film has the working title “Foster” and will reunite the musical duo with their “La La Land” producer Marc Platt.

The project is an adventure film that centers on a young super fan who isn’t satisfied with the ending to a series of fantasy books. After he seeks out the author to voice his displeasure, the pair finds themselves transported into a mystical world.

“It’s a heartfelt journey through this huge imagined world,” said Fox Animation co-president Andrea Miloro.

Karen Disher (“Daria”) and Steve Martino (“The Peanuts Movie”) will co-direct the picture from a script by Tim Federle (“Ferdinand”). It hits theaters on March 5, 2021. In addition to “La La Land,” Pasek & Paul created the Tony-winning Broadway smash “Dear Evan Hansen” and wrote the original music for “The Greatest Showman.” They
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Stacey Snider: Watching Jonathan Demme Make ‘Philadelphia’ Changed My Career

Stacey Snider: Watching Jonathan Demme Make ‘Philadelphia’ Changed My Career
Jonathan Demme’s original plan was to shoot “Philadelphia” in Nyack. As a native of the Main Line (the suburbs of Philly) and as a young executive at TriStar Pictures, I implored Jonathan to check out the city before he made a final decision.

I had been a waitress at a local sandwich shop in Philly during high school and college, so I reached out to my former boss there to arrange for Jonathan to meet one of our regular customers: Mayor Ed Rendell.

The mayor and the future head of the Philadelphia Film Commission welcomed Demme to the City of Brotherly Love, and within weeks Demme shot the opening sequence, which would eventually be scored with the haunting Oscar-winning Springsteen song, “The Streets of Philadelphia.”

If you look carefully, you’ll notice signature Demme shots throughout: everyday people representing every color, ethnicity and walk of life.

Demme focused his
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‘Imperium’ review: “Handled with maturity and gravitas.”

Imperium review: Daniel Radcliffe goes undercover to take down white supremacists in this impressive drama from writer/ director Daniel Ragussis.

Imperium review by Luke Ryan Baldock, September 2016.

Imperium review

Remember how films sometimes come in twos? Volcano and Dante’s Peak, Antz and A Bug’s Life, White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen. Well, just a week after Bryan Cranston went undercover to fight Columbian drug runners, now Daniel Radcliffe must go undercover to take down white supremacists. Radcliffe clearly has the greater task, despite shedding his boy wizard image (successfully so far), can we really see him as an American FBI agent pretending to be racist? Funnily enough, yes. Imperium fully cements Radcliffe as a force to be reckoned with, even if the film never goes above and beyond.

Radcliffe is Nate Foster, an ambitious FBI agent looking to make his break. After head of undercover operations, Angela
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Movie Review – Imperium (2016)

Imperium, 2016.

Directed by Daniel Ragussis.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Burn Gorman, Sam Trammell, Nestor Carbonell, Chris Sullivan, Seth Numrich and Adam Meier.

Synopsis:

Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

There’s long been a struggle when portraying white supremacists and the skinhead movement on the big screen; to exactly what level do you humanise them, do you glamourise their ideals, blame nature over nurture? Imperium sporadically plays with these questions, yet seems far more interested in the structure of a movement, the hierarchy, before intermittently hitting the audience with fast-cut montages of rallies etc. as if concerned the audience may be siding with those with whom they should not side.
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[Review] Imperium

People forget that before 9/11 our idea of a terrorist was a lone wolf type: domestic white Neo Nazis with agendas that warped their intellect into working towards creating chaos to spark a cleansing. It’s therefore interesting to look at the constituency of Donald Trump, a candidate running on a ticket that not only incites race wars but also ensures white Catholics’ safety becomes synonymous with the “nation’s safety.” I guess the idea posed in The Turner Diaries may have been proven correct as each subsequent attack by locals, foreign agents, or both has brought us to this juncture in time. Fear and paranoia has set in, our sights focused on the “other” rather than ourselves. It’s a landscape ripe for a battle to destroy us all.

This is the world of Daniel RagussisImperium, one where the theft of Caesium-137—a volatile, radioactive element—is of course
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Movie Review: Daniel Radcliffe poses as a skinhead in the unsettlingly relevant Imperium

Early press for writer-director Daniel Ragussis’ feature debut Imperium largely concentrated on one thing: the “holy shit” factor of Daniel Radcliffe as a white supremacist. And it is unsettling to see him spouting racial slurs, giving Nazi salutes, and wearing a white power T-shirt as undercover FBI agent Nate Foster. But don’t let the novelty of Radcliffe’s newest sharp right turn from his Harry Potter days—something he may never live down, no matter how hard he tries—distract you from the really unsettling part of this movie: Violent white supremacists are real, and they really do want to hurt people.

In the opening scenes of the film, Foster helps bust a would-be jihadist, the usual object of Americans’ fears about terrorism. But the arrest simply serves to underline the film’s core message, spoken by FBI veteran Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette): “Just because you’re not
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Imperium Movie Review

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Imperium Movie Review
Title: Imperium Director: Daniel Ragussis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell. ‘Imperium’ is a very timely film: it opens Pandora’s box as regards racism. Despite America has had it’s first Black President, and many taboos on ethnic groups seem to have been overcome during this 21st century, today’s world is witnessing a surge in white supremacist groups. Daniel Ragussis’s directorial debut tells Nate Foster’s story (Daniel Radcliffe). He is a young, idealistic FBI agent, who goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group, recruited by senior agent Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette), who becomes his case supervisor. Foster, as a bright up-and-coming analyst [ Read More ]

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Toni Collette Joins Imperium

Toni Collette Joins Imperium
As the cameras start cranking in Virginia, director Daniel Ragussis is adding more cast members to FBI thriller Imperium, which also features another Daniel – Radcliffe – in its lead role. Toni Collette, Sam Trammell and Tracy Letts are all joining him in the film. Co-scripted by Ragussis and Michael German, an FBI agent who spent years undercover in neo-Nazi and militia groups in the States, the film’s story is inspired by German’s own experiences. Radcliffe’s character, Nate Foster, will be similarly embedded, trying to stop a bunch of chaos-happy white supremacists constructing a dirty bomb. Collette is aboard to play a hardened colleague in the agency who works alongside Foster. Letts will be the leader of the white supremacy movement in the film and Trammell’s seemingly ordinary suburban dad will secretly be working as an Aryan youth recruiter. Lionsgate is handling the film in the Us and
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First look at What We Did on Our Holiday

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First look at What We Did on Our Holiday, the new family feature film from the creators of Outnumbered which stars Billy Connolly, Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Ben Miller, and Amelia Bullmore.

Bobby Smalldridge, Emilia Jones and Harriet Turnbull star as the three McLeod children.

12 year old Emilia Jones (represented by Arg Talent) plays Lottie. Emilia was Alice in Channel 4's Utopia and played Young Fiona in Shrek in the West End. She is currently filming alongside Michael Caine in Italian feature film The Early Years.

Bobby Smalldridge (represented by the Sylvia Young Agency) played Small Boy in Billy Eliot in the West End and has filmed episodes of Miss Marple, Casualty and Topsy and Tim. He played the part of Samuel in the 2011 film, Foster with Ioan Gruffudd and Toni Collette.

The film also introduces newcomer Harriet Turnbull as Jenni, the youngest McLeod.

The dysfunctional McLeod family venture
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Christmas marathons: 'Duck Dynasty,' the yule log and more

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are offering up a few gems this year in terms of marathons or specials. You've got everything from "Doctor Who" to a winter-themed marathon of Syfy monster movies to more Christmas movie marathons than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the Hub is offering four hours of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log on Christmas morning, which we're intrigued by.

Don't forget to set your DVRs if you aren't able to watch live. All times Eastern.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" animation, 8 p.m., Jim Carrey movie, 8:30 p.m.

ABC Family: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ("Deck the Halls," "Prancer," "The Polar Express," "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3") 

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Bet: "Roots" marathon, 8 a.
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Jude Law channels his inner-mobster in 'Dom Hemingway' trailer -- Video

Jude Law channels his inner-mobster in 'Dom Hemingway' trailer -- Video
Making his comeback to the big screen as a foul-mouthed, safe-cracking gangster, Jude Law stars in the London-based crime comedy Dom Hemingway.

Alongside Foster actor Richard E. Grant and Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke, Law’s Dom Hemingway is a bad-tempered, overweight thief who, after serving a 12-year prison sentence on behalf of his boss, is eager to collect the cash he feels is owed to him for keeping his mouth shut. While Hemingway returns to the extravagant lifestyle that landed him behind bars, he is forced to deal with another part of his past he left behind: reconnecting with
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On Demand/DVD New Releases March 4-10

It is an interesting week for On Demand/DVD New Releases, not a lot of big-name titles coming out, but the total number of films being released is more than we usually see. For the younger set, there’s Barney, the Care Bears, Thomas and Friends, and Wreck-It Ralph (which is rated PG). Fans of quirky, indie films might enjoy Angel in the House, Barrymore, I Am Secretly an Important Man, and The Intouchables. Miltary buffs/action fans should consider Red Dawn, Into the White and The Marine 3: Homefront. The following On Demand/DVD New Releases are available March 4-10: Angel in the House: Toni Collette [...]
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Afternoon Delight: Jodie Foster to be honored at the Golden Globes, Gaga shows off her globes for Halloween

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Good afternoon and happy November! Where does the time go?

Happy birthday to Toni Collette, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Natalia Tena, Sophie B. Hawkins and Jenny McCarthy!

Toni Collette in Sydney, Australia

Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

At the 70th annual Golden Globes Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Watch Foster, who is the youngest actor to earn the honor since Charlton Heston in 1967, take home her prize on January 13.

My new favorite musical artists, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performed their marriage equality song “Same Love” on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

For last night's Halloween festivities Katy Perry dressed up as Jane from MTV's series Daria.

Photo courtesy of Katy Perry's Twitter

Meanwhile, Melissa Etheridge was photographed handing out candy and autographs at Democratic Delegate Heather Mizeur's home in Maryland.

Check out the latest poster from Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful.
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Giveaway - Win Foster on DVD

To celebrate the release of the heartwarming comedy drama Foster starring Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Horrible Bosses) on Monday, November 5th, we have three DVD copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely people at High Fliers.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

"Zooey (Collette) and Alec (Gruffudd) are struggling to heal the wounds caused by the death of their 5 year old son, several years ago. The couple are unable to conceive and so begin the process to foster a child. Then one day a boy named Eli mysteriously appears on their doorstep, explaining that the foster agency sent him. Eli is old beyond his years and offers moral support and suggestions to his foster parents on how to repair and rekindle their love for each other and
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DVD Review - Foster (2011)

Foster, 2011.

Directed by Jonathan Newman.

Starring Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd, Maurice Cole, Richard E. Grant and Hayley Mills.

Synopsis:

A married couple struggling to conceive a child decide to visit a foster home. They are quickly approved to take care of a child, who isn’t exactly your average youngster.

Foster is the anti-thesis for all the brash multiplex blockbusters of the summer. Something to calm everything down (despite the fact I’ve just bought The Avengers on DVD). It’s one of those movies that relies on story and characters without high budgets, effects and spectacle, with the acting and original concepts being used exclusively to draw you in instead. Foster is a surprising one because it works on the levels where you thought it may fall whilst failing where you’d expect it to hold steady.

In terms of concept, Foster is intriguing. Zooey and Alec (Collette and
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All In the Family: 12 On-Screen Relatives Who Actually Look Alike

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Hollywood usually ignores the rules of genetics when it comes to casting family members in movies. Even some of our favorite films of all time, from "The Godfather" to "The Royal Tenenbaums" feature relatives that no combination of chromosomes could have realistically created. But every once in a while, the showbiz powers that be strike casting gold with actors who resemble each other enough to believably share a last name.

Here are 12 pairs of co-stars who you'd swear could be related.

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Jesse Plemons in 'The Master'

Who They Play: Author, philosopher, physicist and religious leader Lancaster Dodd and his skeptical son Val.

Why It Works: You don't have to be an experienced casting agent to see the striking resemblance. The round cheeks, the prominent chin, the fair skin, the blond, perfectly combed hair. But it goes beyond the obvious like hair color and skin tone
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Mariah Mundi casting update

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Earlier this month rising Welsh star Aneurin Barnard was cast in the title role of Mariah Mundi in Mariah Mundi and The Midas Box the film adaptation of G.P Taylor's novel, and the first film in a potential franchise.

Joining him, will be 17 year old Mella Carron from Dublin as Sacha, a young Irish maid at the Prince Regent Hotel, who concerned that strange things are happening and that children from the area are disappearing, teams up with Mariah to help him find out the truth.

Mella attends the Independent Theatre Workshop in Dublin (of which Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson is also a graduate). She has had previous small screen roles in Death of a Superhero and Camelot.

Newcomer Xavier Atkins from Buckinghamshire stars as Mariah Mundi's young brother Felix. Xavier attends the Peploe-Williams Academy, the same theatre school as Sadie Jones star Georgia Lock.

The film,
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Great British Cast Announced for Mariah Mundi & the Midas Box – Aneurin Banard in Lead Role

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Yesterday I got to meet ad interview new upcoming talent, Aneurin Banard for his new movie, Elfie Hopkins where he plays a geek opposite non-geek Jamie Winstone (it’ll go live next week). I then get home only to find that the man who I tipped for great things has been cast in this brand new movie opposite the likes of Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Keeley Hawes. Aneurin will play the lead in this latest film called Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box which is based on the teen adventure series by G.P. Taylor.

Exciting news for him and we look forward to seeing more info from it when it’s released. In the meantime though, here’s the press release with all the ins and outs that you need to know!

Aneurin Barnard Joins A Stellar Cast In The Highly Anticipated Film Adaptation Of
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