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‘Overdrive’ Giveaway on Blu-ray and Digital (3 Winners)

The fast-paced thriller Overdrive starring Scott Eastwood, Freddit Thorp and Ana de Maras makes its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital debut on November 7th.

We have teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment to offer three lucky readers each a copy of Overdrive on Blu-ray and Digital combo in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every time you enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

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Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious) and Freddie Thorp (To Dream) star as legendary car thieves who are caught in the act of stealing from notorious crime boss Jacomo Morier. In order to win back their freedom they're put to the ultimate test – the theft of a priceless
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Film News Roundup: Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray to Star in ‘A Night to Regret’

Film News Roundup: Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray to Star in ‘A Night to Regret’
In today’s film news roundup, Disney Channel star Mollee Gray lands the lead in “A Night to Regret,” Sentient Entertainment signs an output deal with Italia Film, and Bleecker Street dates five movies.

Casting

Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray will star in the upcoming film “A Night to Regret,” opposite Marguerite Moreau, Variety has learned exclusively.

Tom Shell is directing from Christine Conradt’s script. Liz Vacovec is producing and Chris Lancey is the executive producer.

Gray will portray a pre-law college student and aspiring filmmaker who makes a careless choice one night that could cost her her life. When she goes missing, her mother and friends band together to do everything in their power to bring her home.

Gray is best known for her role as Giggles in the Disney Channel original movie “Teen Beach Movie” and its sequel, “Teen Beach 2.” She also starred in Lifetime movie “Double Daddy,” and the indie
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"Blade Runner: 2049" - Ana de Armas Is A 'Joi'

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek images of "Blade Runner: 2049" actress Ana de Armas, as 'Joi', a sentient lover, that can project into three-dimensional space as a hologram, interact with a real person and with the assist of a device called an 'emanator', materialize as a corporeal form:

In 2015, Cuban-born de Armas starred in the thriller "Knock Knock"...

...followed by the features "Exposed" (2016)...

..."Hands of Stone" (2016)...

...and "War Dogs" (2016).

In 2017, she appeared in the French action thriller "Overdrive"...

...followed by her breakout role in the "Blade Runner" sequel, "Blade Runner: 2049".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Ana de Armas...
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Noir Sequel Is Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Storytelling

It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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Blade Runner 2049 movie review: a rickety retro replicant

MaryAnn’s quick take… Visually, this dying future world is immersively hellish. Intellectually, though, its ideas haven’t kept up with the rapidly evolving science-fictional conversation. I’m “biast” (pro): love the original film; big science fiction fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You may have heard something about the instructions to critics from director Denis Villeneuve that were passed along at some press screenings of Blade Runner 2049. One critic shared a redacted version:

Concerned this was handed out to critics following #BladeRunner2049 screening this a.m. @akstanwyck @erickohn @AwardsDaily @kristapley pic.twitter.com/gnZ94QZTcl

Dustin Chase (@TexasArtFilm) October 2, 2017

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This is bizarre for many reasons; for one, filmmakers should not be dictating how critics frame their reviews or structure their sentences. (I attended a public multiplex screening,
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Exclusive: Scott Eastwood, croissants & explosions star in Overdrive clip

  • JoBlo
Croissants are a delectable treat – rich, flaky and buttery – and are so good they’re worth blowing up a building for. Such a point is made in this exclusive clip for the upcoming heist flick, Overdrive, starring Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp and Ana de Armas. In the film, Eastwood and Thorp play brothers forced to steal an incredibly rare Ferrari for a crime lord and must assemble a team so they can get the job done, and save their own lives in the process.... Read More...
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Scott Eastwood Takes Us On A Wild Ride In The New ‘Overdrive’ Trailer

  • ET Canada
With Scott Eastwood, cool cars, and intense hijacking all packed into one movie, “Overdrive” is bound to be one wild ride. Co-starring Freddie Thorp, Ana de Armas and Gaia Weiss, the Antonio Negret film comes from the writers of “2 Fast 2 Furious”. Related: Hilary Duff And Scott Eastwood Flirt Up A Storm In L.A. Eastwood, son […]
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Overdrive movie review: dumb and dubious

MaryAnn’s quick take… More plot holes than plot, this overly convoluted, deeply stupid Fast and Furious wannabe is crammed with clichés and memorable only when it’s laughable. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Kinda like how John Woo always has doves in his movies, and Steven Spielberg always has lens flare, so shall Colombian director Antonio Negret be known for exploding cars flipping through the air. It’s not a particularly unique visual twitch to embrace, this is true, but he’s not a particularly distinctive sort of filmmaker. His latest, Overdrive, is barely distinguishable from his previous film, 2012’s almost hilariously terrible Transit. Sadly, though, Overdrive is quite distinguishable from the movies it would like to be seen as akin to, the very early Fast and Furious movies (like, the first two
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French Box Office Holds Steady During First Seven Months of 2017

French Box Office Holds Steady During First Seven Months of 2017
Paris– Powered by Hollywood animated blockbusters and action-packed franchises, the French box office held relatively steady during the first seven months of 2017 compared to the year before, with 122.3 million admissions.

Illumination MacGuff’s “Despicable Me 3,” directed Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, is the year’s highest earner so far, having grossed more than 40 million euros ($46.9 million) from 4.7 million admissions.

Box-office figures for the first seven months of 2017 show only a slight 1.7% drop compared to the same period in 2016. Last year, France scored its second-biggest box office performance of the last 50 years with 1.39 billion euros ($1.63 billion) grossed from a total of 213 million admissions, thanks to a mixture of U.S. pics and the latest installments of popular French comedy franchises (namely, “Les Tuches 2” and “Camping 3”).

Although U.S. movies have dominated this year’s chart so far, the market shares of French and American films remain on a par with last year, with
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'Overdrive': Film Review

'Overdrive': Film Review
The phenomenal success of the Fast and the Furious series has inevitably spawned a spate of rubber-burning copycats, from the deluxe nerd porn of Edgar Wright’s wildly overpraised Baby Diver to more nakedly obvious cash-ins like this glossy French heist thriller. Parallels with the multibillion-dollar car-chase franchise are more than cosmetic. Overdrive’s American screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas scored their first hit with 2 Fast 2 Furious, while leading man Scott Eastwood had a minor role in the most recent blockbuster installment, The Fate of the Furious

Colombian helmer Antonio Negret is mostly known for his TV work, but...
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Fantasia 2017: Overdrive Review: Dir. Antonio Negret (2017)

Overdrive Review: Scott Eastwood proves his Fast and the Furious credentials in high-octane heist movie, Overdrive. Overdrive Review

Overdrive could easily be part of the Fast and the Furious universe. Not only does it star Scott Eastwood, who appeared as Little Nobody in the most recent outing, but it also features a plot straight out of an early Fast film. Here we have half-brothers Andrew (Scott Eastwood) and Garrett (Freddie Thorp) whom are career criminals that make a living stealing and fencing classic cars. However, after attempting to steal a car from the wrong guy whilst in Marseille, the siblings find themselves in the grips of the local crime boss Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian). The only way out is to steal a car belonging to one of Morier’s rivals. It’s a near impossible task and the brothers must recruit help if they want to get out of this bad situation.
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Fantasia Fest: Charlize Theron's 'Atomic Blonde,' Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' Join Lineup

Fantasia Fest: Charlize Theron's 'Atomic Blonde,' Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' Join Lineup
The Fantasia Film Festival will close its 21st edition with an international bow for Jang Hoon's A Taxi Driver, starring Song Kang-Ho (Snowpiercer), it was announced Wednesday.

North America's largest genre film festival last month announced it will open with North American premieres for Korean director Jung Byung-gil's The Villainess and Takashi Miike's Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

Also Wednesday, Fantasia said it will give North American premieres to the Safdie brothers' Cannes competition title Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, and Antonio Negret's Overdrive, starring Scott Eastwood and produced by Taken director Pierre Morel and Christopher Tuffin.

Fantasia also has...
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Scott Eastwood & Clemens Schick Attend ‘Overdrive’ Photocall in Berlin

  • Uinterview
Scott Eastwood and Clemens Schick attended the photocall for upcoming movie Overdrive with the rest of the cast in Berlin. Scott Eastwood Photos: Attends Overdrive Photocall Overdrive features Eastwood and Freddie Thorp as two car-stealing brothers who find themselves caught in the crosshairs of a local crime boss in southern France. The film was produced by action fiend Pierre Morel, […]

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Action! Pierre Morel takes the helm on new female action thriller Peppermint

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Author: Zehra Phelan

This year’s John Wick inspired female kick-ass action thriller, Atomic Blonde, seems to have awoken something in the male-centric world of Hollywood, the has met with positive reactions without even hitting the big screens yet but already Taken director, Pierre Morel has signed up to take the helm in the next female lead actioner, Peppermint.

The simple synopsis for the film reads; Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose and is now going to take from her rivals the very life they stole from her.

Morel signed on the dotted line after a ferocious bidding war for the rights amongst the independent and major studio’s which eventually saw Lakeshore get their hands on the project which they hope to get production up and running by the autumn. A female lead has yet to be announced,
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Peppermint: Taken director to make 'female John Wick'

Tony Sokol May 5, 2017

Taken director Pierre Morel will helm Peppermint, an action movie about a young mother with nothing to lose.

Lakeshore Entertainment, which explored the action horror genre with the Underworld franchise, will bring Peppermint, a 'female John Wick' story, to the screen. The studio announced that the project will be directed by Pierre Morel, who directed Taken, the 2008 action movie that starred Liam Neeson.

The screenplay is being written by Chad St John, who co-wrote London Has Fallen.

Peppermint is a revenge story that centres on a young mother with nothing to lose who goes after her rivals.

Morel also directed Sean Penn’s thriller The Gunman, the French-language thriller District 13, and the upcoming Overdrive, starring Scott Eastwood and Ana de Armas, which he shot in France.

Peppermint is being produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright and Eric Reid of Lakeshore Entertainment, which won the
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5 Things to Know About Raising Star Ana de Armas

  • E! Online
5 Things to Know About Raising Star Ana de Armas
We blinked and Ana de Armas is in four huge movies this year.  The Cuban actress is making her mark in Hollywood, but she's not new at this acting thing. This just might be Ana's year; she's starring in ExposedHands of StoneWar Dogs, and Overdrive. We have a feeling that this 28-year-old star is just getting started.  Here's what we know so far about this star:  1. She's No Rookie: We can say that Ana's been acting her entire life. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Una Rosa de Francia, directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.  2. The Art of Acting: The star attended the National Theatre...
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Scott Eastwood in Talks to Star in Sci-fi Film ‘Ecstasia’

Scott Eastwood in Talks to Star in Sci-fi Film ‘Ecstasia’
Scott Eastwood is in early talks to star in Wayne Kramer’s sci-fi film “Ecstasia.”

Kramer is directing from his own screenplay, which centers on a couple who lives in a world where love no longer exists. The film, which also stars Matilda Lutz, follows their final days together before their love expires.

The movie will be introduced to buyers at next month’s Toronto Film Festival, with shooting set to start next year in South Africa. UTA, which reps Eastwood, is handling domestic rights, while Red Sea is selling international rights.

Producers are Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, who recently collaborated with Eastwood on the heist thriller “Overdrive.” Matthew Chausse and Eastwood are also producing. Ingenious, Film Afrika, and Red Sea Media will finance “Ecstasia.”

Eastwood appeared in “Suicide Squad” and will be seen next in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night,
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‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel to Helm Thriller ‘Big Stone Grid’

‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel to Helm Thriller ‘Big Stone Grid’
Taken” director Pierre Morel has come on board the long-in-development suspense thriller “Big Stone Grid” with plans to shoot the project next year.

Morel will direct from a script by “Bone Tomahawk” writer S. Craig Zahler in which big-city detectives are battling serial killers.

Zahler set up the project at Sony in 2011 with Michael De Luca on board to produce. The project went into turnaround with Lotus Entertainment now on board to finance and handle worldwide sales.

Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel and Ara Keshishian are producing along with Adam Fields and Josh Bratman.

Morel’s directing credits include 2008’s “Taken,” starring Liam Neeson, Sean Penn’s thriller “The Gunman” and French-language thriller “District 13.” He shot the heist film “Overdrive,” starring Scott Eastwood and Ana de Armas, in France earlier this year.

Lotus is a financing-production-distribution company with credits on Tom Hanks’ “A Hologram for a King,
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