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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'The Cabin In The Woods,' 'Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures'

17 September 2012 2:23 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "The Cabin in the Woods" What's It About? Joss Whedon does for slasher movies what he did for vampires with "Buffy." If we told you anything more, we'd ruin the experience. See It Because: If you're a horror movie fan you're used to being served the dumbest, most illogical garbage and just accepting it. "Cabin" is actually one of the most clever, unique and entertaining horror movies in years (years!) with a funny cast, totally off-the-wall premise and secret twists that we can't tell you anything about. Zombie Lovers: Watch a Special Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Cabin in the Woods" - (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Release Pick of the Week "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" What's It About? The complete "Indy" series is brought to Blu-ray for the first time with hi-def restorations and a museum's worth of behind-the-scenes special features. »

- Eric Larnick

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Adrien Brody Off To Motor City

26 August 2012 4:54 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The casting changes just keep on coming for Albert Hughes’ new thriller Motor City, which makes us really hope he’s started writing the actor list in pencil. The latest change in the roster is focused around the villain, as Gary Oldman is out and Adrien Brody is in negotiations to replace him.Motor City features (at least for now) Gerard Butler as a recently released prisoner who goes on the hunt for the man who framed him. At the moment, he’s the only confirmed cast member, as the likes of Dominic Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Amber Heard and Oldman have all come and gone. Mickey Rourke was mentioned as a possibility recently, but there’s no word on whether he’ll stick around.Either way, Hughes is committed to getting the thing made, and will start working from Chad St John’s script next month in Atlanta, aiming at »

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Adrien Brody to replace Gary Oldman as villain in 'Motor City'

25 August 2012 2:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adrien Brody has been attached to Motor City. The Detachment star is in talks to replace Gary Oldman as the villain in the new thriller, reports Variety. Oldman was originally cast in the antagonist role, but it isn't clear why he is no longer attached to the project. Motor City, starring Gerard Butler, follows a recently-released felon who begins to hunt down the men who framed him. The film is directed by Albert Hughes and written by Chad St John, and is scheduled for a April 2013 release date. (more) »

- By Kristina Bustos

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Stolen Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

20 August 2012 10:31 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Maybe it's just me, but it feels like the success of Taken has led to an increase in the number of revenge movies being made as of late and Nicolas Cage happens to be starring in at least half of them. This week a trailer has arrived online for another riff on Taken called Stolen that finds Nicolas Cage reteaming with Con-Air director Simon West (who also just directed The Expendables 2). Cage plays a father whose daughter is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi, the twist being that Cage's character is a former thief who must pull off one last heist to get the ransom money. However, if you thought Cage was likely to be the most ridiculous thing about this movie, think again: Josh Lucas plays the dirtbag kidnapper with long, scraggly hair and a cut under one eye. Cage's daughter is played by Sami Gayle, »

- Sean

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CAA Signs Blue Bloods’ Sami Gayle

1 August 2012 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CAA has signed Sami Gayle, the young actress who is a regular on CBS’ Blue Bloods series, and who recently appeared in the Tony Kaye-directed Detachment and next will be in Stolen opposite Nicolas Cage and Malin Akerman, and the Ari Folman-directed The Congress opposite Robin Wright and Paul Giamatti. Gayle has also appeared on the  USA series Royal Pains. Gayle got her start off-Broadway starring opposite Patti LuPone in Gypsy. She’s managed by David Guillod and Jeff Morrone at Intellectual Artist Management. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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CAA Signs Blue Bloods’ Sami Gayle

1 August 2012 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

CAA has signed Sami Gayle, the young actress who is a regular on CBS’ Blue Bloods series, and who recently appeared in the Tony Kaye-directed Detachment and next will be in Stolen opposite Nicolas Cage and Malin Akerman, and the Ari Folman-directed The Congress opposite Robin Wright and Paul Giamatti. Gayle has also appeared on the  USA series Royal Pains. Gayle got her start off-Broadway starring opposite Patti LuPone in Gypsy. She’s managed by David Guillod and Jeff Morrone at Intellectual Artist Management. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Detachment – review

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

Filmed in the seemingly well-appointed Mineola high school on Long Island (though not identified), Detachment is directed by the British video director who made the not uninteresting American History X. It's the ultimate sink school picture towards which all movie indictments of public education have been heading since Blackboard Jungle 57 years ago. The principal is about to be dismissed, the pupils are dangerously out of control, the staff at the end of their tether, the parents aggressively uncooperative, the authorities ignorant and insensitive.

Then along comes saintly supply teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody), terminally depressed and seemingly carrying a rain-cloud above his head like a halo. He believes the world is without hope but seeks to convey something about the value of literature. Meanwhile he takes a teenage hooker under his wing, tries to help a suicidal pupil and tells the kids it's bad to dismember cats. At the end, »

- Philip French

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This week's new films

13 July 2012 4:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Magic Mike (15)

(Steven Soderbergh, 2012, Us) Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn. 110 mins

The roles are reversed but the themes are familiar in this rise-and-fall tale of male strippers, making and losing their way in a (sort of) woman's world. It's like a cross between The Full Monty, Boogie Nights and Showgirls, sketching a landscape of exploitation and desperation – even as it participates in it by serving up the barely clad Tatum and other beef products.

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (15)

(Lorene Scafaria, 2012, Us) Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt. 101 mins

Do passion and the apocalypse mix? Or Carell and Knightley? This faltering effort tries anyway.

Detachment (15)

(Tony Kaye, 2011, Us) Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden. 98 mins

No provocation left behind in this scathing schoolroom drama with a starry cast.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (U)

(Steve Martino, Mark Thurmeier, 2012, Us) Ray Romano, Denis Leary. »

- Steve Rose

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The HeyUGuys Cinema Release Round-up : 13th July

13 July 2012 7:55 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This week’s box office was absolutely dominated by The Amazing Spider-Man, to the point where all other films may as well not even have bothered. Marc Webb’s web-slinging reboot took a whopping £11million in its opening weekend on release.

To put that into context, the movie in second place this week, Ice Age 4 (still not technically released yet), took around £700,000 in the same time, which means, if my rudimentary maths is correct, that Spidey took over £10 million more than it’s nearest rival….. *gets out calculator and makes sure*….yes, £10 million.  It’s already on course to be one of the box office smashes of the year with perhaps only Avengers Assemble and The Dark Knight Rises expecting to take a larger haul. Critics have  been resoundingly positive, and while few are totally raving about the movie, it seems to have more than justified the studios decision »

- Rob Keeling

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Detachment Review

12 July 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Almost fifteen years on from his directorial debut American History X (his 2009 feature Black Water Transit has yet to see the light of day), British filmmaker and studio rebel Tony Kaye returns with Detachment. It’s a film which is certain to polarise viewers and critics (much like his previous feature did) yet Kaye can always be called on to provide the emotional fireworks, even when he makes some misjudgements with the material.

Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute English teacher who uses his temporary placements as a way of trying to instil in his students a sense of worth and ownership over their lives in a system which is on the brink of collapse. His latest assignment lands in a particular tough inner-city school, where many of the administration face a daily battle to maintain their sanity whilst trying to do their jobs. The embattled, impassioned head (Marcia Gay Harden »

- Adam Lowes

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Detachment Review: Rewarding, Hard-Hitting School Drama

10 July 2012 5:32 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s a story we’ve seen dozens of times before in the likes of Dangerous Minds, Coach Carter and The Class – of a teacher arriving at a downtrodden inner-city school with the hope of turning the kids’ lives around – but prickly director Tony Kaye (American History X) manages to breathe new life into it with his refreshingly hard-edged, unsentimental approach.

An opening montage, mixing apparent verite footage with the musings of protagonist Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody), asks a simple question – why do people teach? Through a school-based drama that doubles as an urban nightmare, Kaye considers this question, and also musters up plenty of his own to boot.

Brody is the film’s Michelle Pfeiffer, the respected substitute teacher looking to save an ailing school at the behest of Principal Carol Dearden (Marcia Gay Harden), whose head rests on the chopping block. From the outset, »

- Shaun Munro

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The Amazing Spider-Man tops the UK box office chart

10 July 2012 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 2012...

Swinging onto cinemas last Tuesday, Sony's Marc Webb-directed reboot The Amazing Spider-Man pulled in a hefty £11,091,972 to claim first place at the UK box office, although it fell some way short of dethroning Marvel's The Avengers as the biggest opening of the year on these shores. Tasm pulled in £4.3m in preview screenings during the week, with its Friday-Sunday takings coming in at just 51% of The Avengers' impressive opening weekend haul back at the end of April.

Andrew Garfield's wall-crawler also failed to overtake Tobey Maguire's final effort, coming in just a shade behind the £11.8m of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. Considering the increase in ticket prices - and the 3D surcharge - The Amazing Spider-Man has obviously suffered the after-effects of Raimi's poorly-received third effort and »

- flickeringmyth

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Adrien Brody: The quiet American

9 July 2012 2:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Since winning his Oscar at 29, Adrien Brody has refused to be typecast. He talks about his unexpectedly diverse career, the debt he owes his parents and how to run away from a gorilla

"This is the most intimate interview I've ever done," whispers Adrien Brody, which is exactly the kind of thing you want to hear when you're inches away from an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor who's interrupted his holiday to chat to you. And when the two of you are sitting on a baking-hot day in an upscale beach complex in Monaco that is part Stella Artois advert and part Jg Ballard novel, without a PR person in sight to chivvy things along and prevent you from asking impertinent questions. So who are you to quibble if the sotto voce intimacy is down to your subject having lost his voice?

"I have laryngitis – did they tell you?" he'd mouthed when »

- Alex Clark

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Tony Kaye: 'I hope I'm having a moment now'

9 July 2012 1:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nearly 15 years after American History X made him a Hollywood pariah, Tony Kaye has returned to feature films with the star-studded Detachment. So what's changed?

Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them – and some do all they can to stop greatness happening to them. Such has been the fate of Tony Kaye, the wunderkind of 1980s British advertising whose grandiose cinematic ambitions have been repeatedly scuppered by his legendary eccentricities. This, after all, is the man who thought it was a good idea to wander the streets of New York wearing an Osama bin Laden costume straight after 9/11.

Consequently, the backstory of this charismatic film-maker is littered with lost projects, unfinished films and epic rows. He has only completed two feature-length films: 1998's American History X, a study of a skinhead racist that got Edward Norton an Oscar nomination; and 2006's Lake of Fire, an acclaimed two-and-a-half »

- Andrew Pulver

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This week's new films

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

The Amazing Spider-Man (12A)

(Marc Webb, 2012, Us) James Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary. 136 mins

New, improved-formula Spider-Man: does whatever last decade's Spider-Man couldn't! The world was hardly screaming out for a rejigged "origins" story, but this at least gives you less comic-book primary colour and more teen-drama shading. Plus better special effects, although the rooftop monster-battle climax feels same-old. Yes, it's a brazenly commercial exercise, but Garfield's limber geekiness tips the balance.

God Bless America (15)

(Bobcat Goldthwait, 2011, Us) Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith. 105 mins

American media idiocy literally comes under fire in this outlandish Falling Down-meets-Natural Born Killers shooting spree.

The Hunter (15)

(Daniel Nettheim, 2011, Aus) Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill. 102 mins

Dafoe's craggy gravitas dominates this scenic tale of a hunt for the extinct (or is it?) Tasmanian Tiger.

Strawberry Fields (15)

(Frances Lea, 2012, UK) Anna Madeley, Christine Bottomley. »

- Steve Rose

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Katy Perry, 'Storage 24', more: This Week's Hottest Movie Videos

6 July 2012 9:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Each week at Digital Spy, we treat you to the hottest movie videos from the last seven days. This week, we have the first trailer from Tom Cruise's new film Jack Reacher and an interview with Katy Perry at the European premiere of her film Part of Me. Plus, we have the first five minutes of the new Adrien Brody film Detachment, the most recent Taken 2 trailer and an interview with Noel Clarke about his film Storage 24.

Tom Cruise is Lee Child's 'Jack Reacher' - trailer

This is the first official trailer for the action film, and shows Tom Cruise playing the hero from Lee Child's series of novels. Cruise's character becomes caught up in a mystery connected to a sniper who is accused of killing five people. The storyline follows ex-Army officer Reacher - who "only cares (more) »

- By Charlotte Grant-West

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Exclusive Clip from Detachment

6 July 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We’ve been given this brand new and exclusive clip for Detachment which is brought to us by the same people who Produced The Hurt Locker. Detachment is directed by Tony Kaye (American History X) and has a fabulous cast which includes Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, and Lucy Liu.

This new clip from the movie gives us a look at Marcia Gay Harden being bullied into stepping down from her role as headmistress in the school.

Academy Award winner Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students. Yet Henry has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, »

- David Sztypuljak

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'Detachment': First five minutes of Adrien Brody's new movie - watch

3 July 2012 4:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first five minutes of Detachment have been released exclusively through Digital Spy. From American History X director Tony Kaye, the drama stars Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who drifts through his assignments without forming any kind of attachment to his students or colleagues.

Detachment's supporting cast includes Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Lucy Liu (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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This week's new films

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

Dark Horse (15)

(Todd Solondz, 2011, Us) Selma Blair, Jordan Gelber, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Zachary Booth. 86 mins

Trust Todd Solondz to give us the flipside of movie man-childhood. There's nothing funny or adorable about 35-year-old Abe (Gelber), who lives with his parents, collects action figures and has no idea of his own uselessness. He meets his match (sort of) in the virtually comatose Blair, and what ensues is a romcom that's neither romantic nor comical, but beneath the misanthropy lurks some kind of compassion.

Killer Joe (18)

(William Friedkin, 2011, Us) Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple. 102 mins

Curdling Texan noir and melodrama in a bizarre, curiously fascinating thriller.

The King Of Devil's Island (12A)

(Marius Holst, 2010, Nor/Fra/Swe/Pol) Stellan Skarsgård, Benjamin Helstad. 116 mins

Prison thriller set on a 1950s Norwegian borstal island.

Storage 24 (15)

(Johannes Roberts, 2012, UK) Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue. 87 mins

Minimal sci-fi thriller set in a London storage unit. »

- Steve Rose

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Cast Filling Out for Zack Parker's Upcoming Feature Proxy

26 June 2012 10:03 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Zack Parker's Scalene met with a great deal of acclaim so we've been looking forward to his next project. Today word has come that he's working on the European-style suspense-thriller Proxy and has thus far gathered an impressive roster of stars for the film.

From the Press Release:

Named one of the “Seven Fresh Faces of Sundance 2012” by Gen Art, Alexia Rasmussen (Our Idiot Brother, The Comedy, and Mary Not Seen – the short film that would become Martha Marcy May Marlene) has joined the cast of the indie thriller Proxy. Directed by Zack Parker of the critically acclaimed Scalene (review here), which releases everywhere on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on July 31st, the film is being produced by Parker’s Along The Track Productions and Faust Checho’s Fsc Productions (The Fields). The screenplay was penned by Parker and Kevin Donner and is also set to star Alexa Havins ("Torchwood", 27 Dresses, »

- The Woman In Black

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