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Three New Arthouse Posters for Brad Pitt's Crime Thriller Killing Them Softly

7 October 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Killing Them Softly also stars Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. The film garnered positive praise at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters this October. Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt (Troy), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn) among others. The film will be released through The Weinstein Company on October 16th, 2012. »

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Release Date for Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly Starring Brad Pitt Moved Again

12 September 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Killing Them Softly also stars Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. The film garnered positive praise at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters this October. Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt (Troy), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn) among others. Although already delayed once this year, and recently scheduled to premiere in theaters on October 16th, The Weinstein Company has now »

- Pietro Filipponi

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UK Poster for Brad Pitt's Upcoming Crime Thriller Killing Them Softly

31 August 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Killing Them Softly also stars Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. The film garnered positive praise at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters this October. Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt (Troy), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn) among others. The film will be released through The Weinstein Company on October 16th, 2012. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Spanish Poster for Brad Pitt's Mob Thriller Killing Them Softly

24 August 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Killing Them Softly also stars Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. The film garnered positive praise at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters this October. Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt (Troy), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn) among others. The film will be released through The Weinstein Company on October 16th, 2012. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Poster for the Upcoming Crime Thriller Killing Them Softly Starring Brad Pitt

23 August 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Killing Them Softly also stars Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. The film garnered positive praise at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit theaters this October. Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt (Troy), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn) among others. The film will be released through The Weinstein Company on October 16th, 2012. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Blu-ray Review: Blackthorn

14 July 2012 3:49 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Blackthorn

Stars: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Padraic Delaney | Written by Miguel Barros | Directed by Mateo Gil

The Western is a genre that slowed to a trickle, almost vanished. Horror and Sci-fi has kept it going with cross over stories with monsters and aliens but it’s definitely a genre that has weakened over the years. Films like True Grit and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford have brought it back to life with big name stars and high quality directing leading to a slow but sure re-growth, based on more serious tales of the “wild west” one of these tales is Blackthorn.

Blackthorn looks at the idea that Butch Cassidy, now going by the name of James Blackthorn didn’t die and is in hiding in Bolivia living a carefree life on a farm where his life is taming horses and living in peace. »

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DVD Review - Blackthorn (2011)

10 June 2012 10:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blackthorn, 2011.

Directed by Mateo Gil.

Starring Sam Shepard, Eduaro Noriega, Stephean Rea, Magaly Solier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Padraic Delaney and Padraic Delaney.

Synopsis:

Surviving his stand-off with the Bolivian military, Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) now goes by the name of James Blackthorn. Living out his days in a secluded Bolivian village, Blackthorn decides to return to the Us to see his family once more, but on the way he is thrust into one last adventure following a chance encounter with an ambitious young criminal.

Blackthorn, last year’s Western from Spanish director Mateo Gil (writer of several Spanish films including Abre Los Ojos, which was adapted into 2001’s Vanilla Sky), is a reinterpretation of the story of historical bandits Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with a twist of speculative history: in this case, what if the pair had survived their face-off with the Bolivian army in San Vicente?

The film »

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DVD Review: 'Blackthorn'

5 June 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ If George Roy Hill's 1969 film is to believed, infamous American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were both killed in a stand-off with the Bolivian military in 1908 following a lengthy pursuit. However, in new DVD and Blu-ray release Blackthorn (2011), Spanish director Mateo Gil hypothesises a scenario where Cassidy (played with grit and gumption by the fantastic Sam Shepard) survived the shoot-out, quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village - until his outlaw past catches up with him. Read more » »

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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for June 4th

4 June 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, June 4th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

The Courier (DVD)

A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld’s most dangerous hitman. The Courier Review

The Return of the Living Dead (DVD/Blu-ray)

The dead have risen and they need ‘Brains!’ Dan O’Bannon’s cult splatterfest is one of the definitive zombie movies and one of the classic horrors of the 80′s. Blundering medical supplies warehouse workers Frank and his young trainee Freddy unwittingly set off a mysterious U.S. military chemical that brings the dead back to life. »

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Competition: Win Sam Shepard western 'Blackthorn' on DVD

1 June 2012 6:25 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

On Monday 4 June Chelsea Films will be releasing revisionist Butch Cassidy western Blackthorn (2011), starring Sam Shepard, on Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate, we're giving our sawdust-shuffling, tobacco-spitting readers the chance to win one of Three DVD copies of Mateo Gil's feature. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue.

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Blackthorn – review

14 April 2012 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sam Shepard excels in Mateo Gil's elegiac sequel imagining further adventures in Bolivia for the Wild Bunch leader

Back in 1969 George Roy Hill brought Paul Newman and Robert Redford together in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a self-consciously stylish western in which two notorious bandits were celebrated as forerunners of the outlaw sensibility of the 1960s. A decade later, Richard Lester, one of the film-makers credited for shaping the artistic expression of the 60s with The Knack and two Beatles films, made his only western, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. Featuring two young actors, Tom Berenger and William Katt, with uncanny resemblances to Newman and Redford, the film took a quirky but generally realistic look at frontier life as it related to the pair's early criminal life and friendship, ending in the 1890s at the point where they were becoming aware of being legends, leaders of a gang called the Wild Bunch. »

- Philip French

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This week's new films

13 April 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Cabin In The Woods (15)

(Drew Goddard, 2011, Us) Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz. 95 mins

It's clear from the outset this Jj Abrams-produced genre offering isn't your standard slasher movie, as a traditional teen country break set-up is monitored by wisecracking officials in some mysterious bunker. But exactly what the twist is, it's better to discover for yourself. Let's just say it gives the horror formula an exhilarating jolt without destroying it, in a Lost-meets-Scooby-Doo sort of way – a meta-mystery tour signposted with spoiler alerts.

Battleship (12A)

(Peter Berg, 2012, Us) Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna. 131 mins

After the triumph of Transformers, Hasbro spin off another of their products, resulting in an effects-driven alien invasion that looks a lot like, er, Transformers. Expect Michael Bay-scale destruction, lots of CG explosions and military heroism, with extra cheese.

A Night To Remember (PG)

(Roy Ward Baker, »

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

13 April 2012 4:06 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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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UK Cinema Release Round-up : 13th April

13 April 2012 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This week’s release schedule is dominated by two very different movie beasts.

One is horror movie ‘game-changer’, The Cabin in the Woods, the other is a mega-budget Sci-Fi movie about the navy fighting off an alien invasion called Transformers of the Sea. Sorry, my mistake, it’s called Battleship, named after the popular board game…….Battleship.

The existence in both of big fighting ships is basically where the connection ends though as, let’s face it, board games don’t really lend themselves directly to great movie concepts, with the possible exception of the oft overlooked Pop-Up Pirate and the Hungry Hungry Hippos of Death of course. I had a great gag lined up here by the way where I’d type out B7, D4, C5,C6, C7 and say, whoops, Spoiler Alert, but some bastard on twitter already got there before me. Anyway, you can still enjoy that »

- Rob Keeling

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Blackthorn – review

12 April 2012 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What might have happened to Butch Cassidy had he survived? A great deal of near-inert dialogue, if this handsome film is any guide

There's an interesting idea at play here: what might have happened to Butch Cassidy had he survived the shootout with the Bolivian army, as a clutch of determined conspiracy theorists appear to think he did. Sam Shepard, seemingly hewn in granite, is perfect for the role as the one-time bankrobber holed up in the South American wilds and writing letters to the child he has never seen. But he is not well served by the stodgy, near-inert writing and direction on display here. The Newman/Redford movie casts a very long shadow, as does Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven – a much better essay on the mournful life of the redundant outlaw. Blackthorn is a handsomely mounted film, with many an awesome vista and rolling plain, but compared to »

- Andrew Pulver

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Blackthorn Review: Butch & Sundance Sequel You Never Knew You Wanted

12 April 2012 12:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

There are certain genres that, whilst once being the staples of cinema, seem to have fallen off the radar in recent decades. Top of that list is surely the western. In many ways it is the archetypal American genre, harking back to the ideas of the frontier and westering that are ingrained in American national identity. The western showcased new technologies like Technicolour and Widescreen, the vastness of the American landscape tailor made for the medium. But it didn’t stand the test of time, factors such as the popularity of the road movie, in many ways a modernisation of the Western, conspiring to consign it to the Hollywood graveyard.

In recent years however there’s been something of resurgence. As well as the remakes of 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit, we had The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as well »

- Harry Harris

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This week's new films

6 April 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Headhunters (15)

(Morten Tyldum, 2011, Nor/Ger) Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Eivind Sander. 100 mins

It's a Scandinavian crime thriller, but for once, this isn't like The Killing or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's closer to the Coen brothers, with enough unpredictable plot turns, eccentric touches and morbid laughs to banish the Nordic darkness. There's something of Steve Buscemi about its hero, too: Hennie plays a slimy corporate headhunter/secret art thief who meets his match, loses his grip and literally ends up in the toilet as a result.

Le Havre (PG)

(Aki Kaurismäki, 2011, Fin/Fra/Ger) André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin. 93 mins

Applying his gentle, silent-comical approach to the tale of an illegal immigrant and his French protectors reaps rewards for Kaurismäki in a movie that's whimsical on the surface but built on firm foundations.

This Must Be The Place (15)

(Paolo Sorrentino, 2011, Us) Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, »

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DVD Playhouse--February 2012

25 February 2012 8:40 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—February 2012

By Allen Gardner

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Robert Mulligan’s film of Harper Lee’s landmark novel pits a liberal-minded lawyer (Gregory Peck) against a small Southern town’s racism when defending a black man (Brock Peters) on trumped-up rape charges. One of the 1960s’ first landmark films, a truly stirring human drama that hits all the right notes and isn’t dated a bit. Robert Duvall makes his screen debut (sans dialogue) as the enigmatic Boo Radley. DVD and Blu-ray double edition. Bonuses: Two feature-length documentaries: Fearful Symmetry and A Conversation with Gregory Peck; Featurettes; Excerpts and film clips from Gregory Peck’s Oscar acceptance speech and AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Commentary by Mulligan and producer Alan J. Pakula; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 2.0 mono.

Outrage: Way Of The Yakuza (Magnolia) After a brief hiatus from his signature oeuvre of Japanese gangster flicks, »

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Goya Awards (Premios Goyas) 2012: Winners: No Rest For The Wicked

20 February 2012 7:46 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

No Rest for the Wicked (No habrá paz para los malvados) and the other winners for the 2012 Goya Awards (Premios Goyas) have been announced. The 26th Annual Goya Awards (Premios Goyas), presented by the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences), is “Spain’s main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards.”

The full listing of the 2012 Goya Awards (Premios Goyas) winners is below.

Film

No habrá paz para los malvados (No Rest for the Wicked), Enrique Urbizu

Director

Enrique Urbizu, No habrá paz para los malvados (No Rest for the Wicked)

New Director

Kike Maillo, Eva

Original Screenplay

Enrique Urbizu and Michel Gaztambide, No habrá paz para los malvados (No Rest for the Wicked)

Adapted Screenplay

Angel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras, Paco Roca and Rosanna Cecchini, »

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No Rest For The Wicked, The Artist: Goya Winners

19 February 2012 4:28 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elena Anaya, Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In No Rest For The Wicked Tops, Pedro Almodóvar Empty-Handed: Goyas 2012 Winners Best Film La Piel que habito / The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodóvar * No habrá paz para los malvados / No Rest for the Wicked, Enrique Urbizu La Voz dormida / The Sleeping Voice, Benito Zambrano Blackthorn. Sin destino / Blackthorn, Mateo Gil Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language Boleto al paraíso (Cuba), Gerardo Chijona Miss Bala (Mexico), Gerardo Naranjo * Un cuento chino / Chinese Take-Away (Argentina), Sebastián Borensztein Violeta se fue a los cielos (Chile), Andrés Wood Best European Film Jane Eyre (United Kingdom), Cary Fukunaga Melancholia (Germany / Denmark / France), Lars von Trier * The Artist (France), Michel Hazanavicius Carnage (France), Roman Polanski Best Director Pedro Almodóvar, The Skin I Live In Benito Zambrano, The Sleeping Voice * Enrique Urbizu, No Rest for the Wicked Mateo Gil, Blackthorn Best New Director Paula Ortiz, De tu ventana a la mía »

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