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Jon Bernthal interview: Pilgrimage, The Punisher and more

Duncan Bowles Jul 20, 2017

We chat to Jon Bernthal about his new film, Pilgrimage, as well as The Punisher, Daredevil and more...

Jon Bernthal is a very busy man. In 2017 alone he’s got seven projects listed and you’d be hard pressed not to catch at least one of them, with Pilgrimage just hitting the shelves, Baby Driver currently across cinema screens, and the rather exciting prospect of The Punisher series hitting Netflix in November.

In Pilgrimage Bernthal plays a mute, channelling his performance through an unspoken relationship with a young, naïve monk (Tom Holland) which gives the film its heart and drive, as they set off as part of a group to try and remove a sacred relic from harms’ way. The film is, for the most part, a tense game of cat and mouse with various threats closing in on them from all sides (including an especially nasty
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Unforgettable In St. Louis

See Unforgettable in theaters April 21, 2017.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”).

Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”), Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) and Geoff Stults (TV’s “The Odd Couple”), star in the film. “Unforgettable” marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”

Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put
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Marc Webb reflects on The Amazing Spider-Man

Rob Leane Apr 11, 2017

Marc Webb has been chatting about the demise of The Amazing Spider-Man series...

Director Marc Webb's biggest film prior to a life-changing decision from Sony was the indie-music-infused anti-romcom, and pure slice of cinematic excellence, (500) Days Of Summer.

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Then Sony rang, and Webb became the director of The Amazing Spider-Man, the 2012 tentpole that rebooted ol' web-head and replaced Tobey Maguire with Andrew Garfield.

Webb stuck around for the film's brighter sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, before Sony decided to team up with Marvel Studios, reboot again (with Tom Holland debuting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War), without Webb's involvement.

Those few years must've been utterly intense for Webb. To go from indie darling to blockbuster behemoth, and then be shown the door despite producing two films that had plenty going for them,
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Ron Howard to direct economics biopic Hillbilly Elegy

Tony Sokol Apr 11, 2017

J.D. Vance’s hard economic lessons will be taught on the big screen, with Ron Howard helming Hillbilly Elegy...

Ron Howard (you probably don't need reminding that his directorial CV includes The Da Vinci Code, Splash, Appolo 13, A Beautiful Mind and last summer’s Beatles concert movie Eight Days A Week, do you?) is lined up to direct and produce a politically-charged film by the name of Hillbilly Elegy, Variety reports.

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The film is based on The New York Times Best Selling memoir by J.D. Vance, which chronicles his journey from living in poverty to gracing CNN as an economics expert.

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance was published by Harper Collins and topped the Nyt list twice, in August 2016 and January 2017.

The author was raised by his strong and larger than life grandmother in Middletown,
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Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley to reunite in a survival drama

Joseph Baxter Apr 11, 2017

Stars of the troubled Divergent films, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, now circle the survival drama Adrift...

The Divergent films kicked off with an auspicious 2014 offering set in a proven dystopian genre, adapting the allegorical Ya novels by Veronica Roth.

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However, they never quite ignited a lucrative Hunger Games-like fire as hoped and subsequent sequels in 2015’s Insurgent and 2016’s Allegiant arrived with minimal fanfare, resulting in an the would-be conclusion Ascendant essentially being shelved in favour of a television pilot being developed.

But now, two of the series' stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are set to reunite; they're circling a film called Adrift.

According to THR, Miles Teller is in negotiations to co-star in this survival drama, with the already-cast Shailene Woodley, who boarded the project back in February.

While the would-be
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The Captain Underpants movie gets a first poster

Thanks to Nerdist, we’ve got a look at the first poster for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s beloved children’s book series about a mean high school principal – voiced by Ed Helms – who is transformed into the titular costumed (or should that be non-costumed?) crime-fighter. Check it out here…

Captain Underpants is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Jordan Peele (Keanu) and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers). It is set for release on June 2nd 2017.
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First-look image from the Captain Underpants movie

2017 is a pretty big year for superhero movies. We’ve got The Lego Batman Movie, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League. However, that’s not all as June will also see the big screen debut of another costumed crime-fighter in Captain Underpants, and EW has unveiled the first official image from the animated movie featuring the titular superhero (voiced by Ed Helms) alongside Harold (Thomas Middleditch) and George (Kevin Hart); check it out here…

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Based on Dav Pilkey’s children’s book series, Captain Underpants is being directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Jordan Peele (Keanu) and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers). It is
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Newswire: The all-lady 21 Jump Street spin-off may have nabbed its director

  • The AV Club
While the bizarro 21 Jump Street/Men In Black collaboration Mib 23 has apparently been abandoned on the weird movie mash-up idea launching pad, another Jump Street spin-off is moving steadily ahead. Deadline reports that the untitled, women-led Jump Street movie that was announced last year is in the process of acquiring a director, with 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman in talks to helm the film.

Rothman’s other writing credits include Grudge Match and Late Show With David Letterman; if he takes this new project, he’ll be making his directorial debut. The new Jump Street movie also recently acquired a well-stocked writing team, with Bob’s Burgers writers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, and Broad City’s Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, all having been tapped to work on the script. There’s no word yet on which actresses will star in the film, or what sorts ...
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Jump Street Female Spin-Off Finds Its Director

  • MovieWeb
Sony Pictures has tapped 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman to write and direct the studio's currently untitled all-female spin-off of their Jump Street franchise. We first reported on this project back in April 2015, when Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were brought on to write the screenplay. Now the studio has brought on Rodney Rothman to not only work on the script, but also make his feature directorial debut.

Deadline reports that Rodney Rothman also recently turned in a draft of another spin-off, which brings the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises together. Back in August, Jump Street star Jonah Hill said that the crossover was "impossible," stating that he doubts that movie will get made. However, today's report states that the Jump Street/Men in Black crossover is actually still in development. Insiders claim that there will also be male characters involved in this story,
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Samuel L. Jackson joins Travis Fimmel in sci-fi Inversion

Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join the cast of Inversion, a new $130 million-budgeted sci-fi from director Peter Segal (Grudge Match), which has Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Liu Yifei (Once Upon a Time) also attached to star.

The film will revolve around Fimmel’s “street-wise American con man who teams with a young Chinese physicist (Liu) as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.” Jackson will play a senior Homeland Security investigator, who believes the two are the cause of the gravity inversion, and pursues them across two continents trying to stop further destruction.

Inversion is set to begin filming in February, taking in Berlin, Shanghai and Chicago. The script has been written by Paul Haggis (Crash), Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and David Arata (Children of Men).
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Inversion: Samuel L Jackson boards sci-fi disaster movie

Joseph Baxter Nov 4, 2016

Samuel L Jackson will fight a global gravity catastrophe in the upcoming sci-fi film, Inversion.

Since Samuel L Jackson happens to be one of the most omnipresent actors in the film industry, news that he’s nabbed a starring role in an upcoming sci-fi epic is hardly a stop the pressevent. Nevertheless, Jackson’s latest gig could uniquely see him join Ragnar Lothbrok and a Chinese scientist to fix the gravitational pull of the Earth! We fancy his chances, in truth.

According to Variety, Jackson will join the project, by the name of Inversion. In the film, Jackson will play a senior Homeland Security investigator who finds himself in the thick of a potentially perilous situation for anyone on the planet who enjoys constant gravity. The calamity is being combatted by Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft), who plays a street-smart American con man who in turn finds himself
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‘Bleed For This’ Is A Boxing Movie With Too Much Heart, Not Enough Soul — Telluride Film Festival Review

  • Indiewire
‘Bleed For This’ Is A Boxing Movie With Too Much Heart, Not Enough Soul — Telluride Film Festival Review
“Southpaw.” “Hands of Stone.” “Grudge Match.” Hollywood churns out so many mediocre boxing movies these days you might be fooled into thinking that they’re profitable. Only superhero fare is so consistently familiar and obvious, so quick to dilute the unique spirit of their heroes into a generic swirl of big victories that leave you feel like you’re standing in place.

It’s easy to understand why filmmakers are consistently drawn to them — what better way to test and celebrate a character’s spirit than to watch them take a thousand punches to the face? And yet — as a confidant tells Vincenzo Edward Pazienza at the start of Ben Younger’s disposable “Bleed for This” — “Will can only take you so far.” If you’ve ever seen a boxing movie before, you don’t need me to tell you that the true story of “The Pazmanian Devil” is going to prove that guy wrong.
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Hands Of Stone Review

Thanks to his role in Martin Scorsese’s immortal 1980 classic Raging Bull, Robert De Niro will forever be linked to the sport of boxing in the minds of moviegoers. For the last couple decades, the Oscar-winning actor has been heavily riffing on his past roles for comedic effect in releases like Analyze This, Meet the Parents and Grudge Match, all of which saw De Niro poke fun at his own tough-guy persona and the various archetypes he’s known for. Now he’s back in the world of boxing again – though with a decidedly more dramatic goal in mind – as a key supporting character in writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone.

The film stars Edgar Ramírez (Joy) as Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who rose to prominence in the early 1970s, but rather than focus solely on his rise and fall (and rise again), Hands of Stone also takes
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Review: Hands Of Stone, Fleet of Foot, Light on Insight

For more than three decades after Raging Bull was released in 1980, Robert De Niro wisely stayed away from the boxing world on screen. After all, once you've appeared in one of the most spellbinding and spiritually troubling cinematic experiences of all time -- and won an Academy Award for your performance -- why tempt fate? For whatever reason, De Niro agreed to star in 2013's Grudge Match, which was more of an attempt at comedy than anything else, and now he has taken a supporting role in Hands of Stone, a biographical drama about real-life Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, essayed by Edgar Ramirez. De Niro portrays retired trainer Ray Arcel, who worked with many notable fighters before being forced into retirement by the New...

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Coming Distractions: Robert De Niro returns to the boxing ring in the Hands Of Stone trailer

  • The AV Club
In 1980, Robert De Niro delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, the Martin Scorsese masterpiece that set a high water mark for both biographical narratives and boxing films. For many years, the compound image of De Niro and a boxing ring was indisputably evocative of cinematic excellence. And then, in 2013, he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match, and that compound image suddenly had an unpleasant amount of bodily fluids splattered across it.

Now, he’s trying to clean up some of that mess. In Hands Of Stone, the 72-year-old veteran actor plays Ray Arcel, the master trainer who stood in the corner of 18 world champions. One of those was Roberto Durán, the Panamanian fighter who came in fifth in The Ring’s countdown of the sport’s greatest talents of the past eight decades. Written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz ...
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Robert De Niro Returns To The World Of Boxing In Hands Of Stone Trailer

  • TheMovieBit
I’m seeing a strange pattern here. Both Robert De Niro And Sylvester Stallone took up the boxing gloves again for Grudge Match, then Sly took on the trainer role in Creed. Now the one time Jake La Motta is following suit with Hands of Stone, playing the real life boxing trainer Ray Arcel as he trains Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), telling the story of Duran’s 1980 title bout with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express), Hands of Stone promises to be everything a good boxing movie should be: tense, exciting, nail biting, and above all else, a compelling under dog story. On top of that, De Niro appears to be on top form, and after the dire Dirty Grandpa, we need to believe in him again. Released: 26th August (U.S.)/ ? (Irl/U.K.)
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Are Popular Characters Replacing Big Name Actors?

  • Cinelinx
The long-accepted rule in the film industry is that established names bring in the box office gold. Hollywood has always relied on big-name actors to guarantee them big box office. But is the trend changing now? Are fans now becoming less interested in A-list actors than in the characters they play?

A-List Hollywood stars get the big money because they bring in big profits for Hollywood studios. Or at least, they have up until now. Is the era of the A-Lister starting to fade? It’s possible, because in recent years, it seems that film fans have more interest in the role and less in the person playing the role. Look at what’s been happening to many A-lister in recent years.

Let’s take Johnny Depp, for instance. He used to play a variety of roles and could draw in crowds with his name alone. More recently, however, his
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First poster for the animated Captain Underpants movie

It’s been a good couple of years since we heard anything about DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants movie, but thanks to Coming Soon we’ve now got a look at the first teaser poster for the film, which is on display at Licensing Expo 2016…

Based on Dav Pilkey’s children’s book, Captain Underpants is being directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) and Jordan Peele (Keanu). It is set for release on June 2nd 2017.
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Mike Tyson Joins ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’ (Exclusive)

Mike Tyson Joins ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’ (Exclusive)
Former world champion boxer Mike Tyson has joined “Kickboxer: Retaliation,” the sequel to “Kickboxer: Vengeance.”

Kickboxer: Retaliation” is currently filming in California and Nevada and will head back to Thailand in June for final principal photography.

“This is a monumental moment for us,: said producer Robert Hickman of Our House Films. “We have already signed on 14 champions from the sporting world, mostly decorated fighters from the Ufc, being able to add Mike Tyson as a cast member adds a whole new element and excitement to the film.”

Kickboxer: Vengeance” was directed by John Stockwell, and starred Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme (who played Kurt Sloane in the original “Kickboxer”), Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Darren Shahlavi. Rlj Entertainment bought the rights to “Kickboxer: Vengeance,” a remake of the original 1989 “Kickboxer,” and is planning a release in September in theaters and VOD.

Dimitri Logothetis (“Stephen King
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Stallone and Netflix Team for Ultimate Beastmaster Competition Series

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Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, is bringing together top tier competitors and athletes from several countries around the world to compete in a new action-packed global competition series, featuring and produced by Sylvester Stallone (Creed, Grudge Match) and producer Dave Broome (The Biggest Loser, Strong). Ultimate Beastmaster is the first international competition series of its kind with six customized local versions featuring local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country. Those countries are: U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan.

All ten episodes of the series will be made available at the same moment globally on Netflix. The event series will feature 108 competitors, 18 from each country, in total. Each hour-long episode will feature 12 competitors, two from each country, who will take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, "The Beast."

At the end of each episode, a 'Beastmaster'
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