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From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the action thriller Run All Night, starring Oscar nominee Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Oscar winner Common and Oscar nominee Ed Harris, under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”).
Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass.
But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past »
- Movie Geeks
Early tracking suggests that reports of the “Men in Black’s” star’s demise as a bankable leading man appear to be premature. The Warner Bros. film should open to $21 million when it debuts in 3,323 locations, capturing the top spot in what is shaping up to be an otherwise lackluster week at the box office.
“Focus” cost $50.1 million to produce and is leaning heavily on Smith’s charisma in its television spots and posters. At 46, the actor is definitely at a career crossroads, but his recent rap as a faltering box office draw is unearned.
Yes, “After Earth” bombed with $60.5 million domestic on a $130 million budget, but it did do $183.3 million overseas, where Smith remains popular. Take that out of »
- Brent Lang
Quite hilarious in a deeply disturbing way that you won’t want to look straight on at, lest it forever ruin you as a lover of movies. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly like Cronenberg’s work, love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Oh, did you have dreams of going to Hollywood, becoming a star, and living happily ever after? Maps to the Stars will put paid to them. This is one of Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg’s (Cosmopolis, Eastern Promises) least trippy films: it’s hardly surreal at all. Which makes it all too plausible as it looks askew at the living nightmares that are the lives of the Weiss family of Los Angeles, all of whom are deeply entrenched in the industry. Except the one thing they think is horrific — and it’s pretty bad »
- MaryAnn Johanson
We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for seasons 1 and 2 of Bad Timing, a look at a new poster from Chopping Block, a Hooked Up red band trailer, a Q&A with the director of The Burning Dead, and much more:
Chopping Block follows a group of recently fired corporate workers out of work and out of luck. Desperate times call for desperate measures as they decide to kidnap their ex-boss’s daughter for a much needed ransom. Things take a bloody turn when the boss’s daughter just happens to be the only survivor of the masked psychopath "Sadie Grace". Hilarity and bloodshed ensue when Sadie »
- Tamika Jones
As American Sniper keeps the concept of sharpshooters and their political/emotional ramifications in the spotlight, Sony is looking to get in on the action. The studio has snapped up a deal for Non-Stop’s Jaume Collet-Serra to direct a Sheldon Turner script based on a series of novels called Sniper Elite.And the American Sniper connections are deep on this one, since the books were written by Scott McEwan, who co-wrote Chris Kyle’s original tome with Jim DeFelice.Turner will fashion a story that finds a team of elite former Special Forces officers led by a Navy Seal sniper acting under the orders of the Pentagon to track down a nuclear suitcase and the madman who plans to use it within the Us. It’s the second of three books written by McEwen with Thomas Koloniar, all featuring the sniper character Gil Shannon. So there will likely less »
The story follows an unofficial team of former Special Forces operatives, let by Navy Seal Gil Shannon, seeking to stop Chechen terrorists who smuggle a Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Action specialist Jaume Collet-Serra is attached to direct from an adapted script by Sheldon Turner. Producers are Kevin Misher, Jennifer Klein, Collet-Serra and his partner Juan Sola through their Ombra Films company.
Producers are developing “Target America: A Sniper Elite Novel,” centering on an unofficial team of former Special Forces operatives seeking to stop Chechen terrorists who smuggle a Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border. The key character is Navy Seal Gil Shannon.
- Dave McNary
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including Hitman: Agent 47, Trainwreck, Crimson Peak, Aloha, Hooked Up and a new international trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin (Rupert Friend) who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young »
- Phil Wheat
Dig is the new show coming to USA, and it looks like it might just take over television.
Take a look at a new promo for the show, as well as a set of Making Of videos the show has released, and get ready for this one, which hits on March 5th.
Dig – New Promo Spot
Dig Making Of Set USA's Dig The Making of Dig - Part 1 - Cast & Producers06:59 The Making of Dig - Part 2 - Conspiracy Theories06:15 The Making of Dig - Part 3 - On Location04:33 The Making of Dig - Part 4 - A Look Ahead03:42
The action thriller “Dig” tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, »
- Marc Eastman
When Jimmy's former criminal associates target his estranged son Mike (Joel Kinnaman), Neeson goes on a mission of revenge to protect his family.
Run All Night is released on March 13 in the Us and the UK. »
When one son tries to kill another, it causes complications for their two dads in the exciting new action thriller Run All Night! Star Liam Neeson is back after a short one month hiatus from the public eye with this fast-paced drama, which hits theaters this spring from director Jaume Collet-Serra. This will be his third collaboration with Liam Neeson after 2011's Unknown and last year's Non-Stop.
Meet Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson). Once known as "The Gravedigger," Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past, as well as a dogged police detective who's been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy's only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy's estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, »
Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
Lupita Nyong'o is still getting used to this whole celebrity thing! The Oscar-winning actress covers the March issue of Lucky magazine, where she opens up about her newfound fame. The "12 Years A Slave" star says that things can be a bit awkward when she's in public places, which has taken some getting used to. "The not-so-fun part of all this is that when I don’t feel like being famous, I still am. When you’re in the middle of Manhattan and you have to pop into Starbucks to use the restroom and everyone recognizes you when you’re waiting in line, its awkward," she tells the mag (via Just Jared). But the 31-year-old also says pursuing acting has made her a more confidant person. "I didn’t feel like I had a full grasp of my instrument [before applying to the Yale School of Drama]. I needed to know more," she explains. "Pursuing acting in that way »
- tooFab Staff
If you thought you had seen the last of Liam Neeson as an aged hitman on the rampage after discovering his child is the target of the bad guys… think again.
Neeson plays The Gravedigger, a Brooklyn mobster and notorious hitman for best friend and mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), who is haunted by the sins of his profession and the perseverance of a tenacious police detective who’s always one step behind. When Jimmy finds out his estranged son Michael (Joel Kinnaman) is the target of a hit, he is forced to choose between the family he abandoned and the crime family he chose.
- Sacha Hall
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company and Studiocanal are teaming with the Black List to identify a European writer for a blind script deal in a wide range of genres, including action-thriller and suspense. From today, writers will be able to opt into consideration by hosting their script on the Black List’s website. All aspirants must hold an EU passport and cannot have made more than $250K from screenwriting fees over the course of their careers. The scripts will be in English. The Black List has similar partnerships with Warner Bros, Disney and the NFL.
Rona and Heineman, producers of Non-Stop, have a first-look deal with European mini-major Studiocanal under which they are developing several projects including The Tracking Of A Russian Spy and an adaptation of the Victor The Assassin book franchise for Taken and The Gunman helmer Pierre Morel. They co-founded The Picture Company last year. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Exclusive- StudioCanal is in advanced discussions with Sebastien Raybaud’s Anton Capital Entertainment to re-up its slate financing in a deal that could exceed the € 150 million ($194 million) pact originally agreed in 2011. That three-year deal, which was itself extended in 2012 to continue until the beginning of 2016, was the first of its kind in Europe and has allowed StudioCanal to emerge as Europe’s dominant film studio, and a genuine global film player, with distribution in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
That pioneering slate deal saw Sebastien Reybaud’s Anton Capital Entertainment, the Europe-based media fund of merchant bank Anton Capital, finance 30 per cent of StudioCanal’s film releases under the agreement.
Deadline understands that the new deal, though still weeks away from closing, will be on similar lines, if not even higher, given the continued growth and success produced by StudioCanal under the leadership of CEO Olivier Courson. »
- Ali Jaafar
The first red band trailer (and blimey it’s a red band trailer all right) for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has arrived online. The trailer is even introduced by original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
Check out the trailer and poster below. Warning – plenty of foul language and nudity.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
- Luke Owen
This week Neil Calloway looks at the recently released figures for UK film in 2014…
This week the BFI research and statistics unit released figures for the UK box office in 2014. The good news is that it was a record year for UK films in 2014. The bad news is that UK cinema admissions were down 5% on 2013, and ticket sales were down 2% on 2013.
How, then can it be a record year? Because investment in films in Britain reached record levels. This boils down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new Mission: Impossible film and the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland being shot over here. Britain has three big draws for big Hollywood studios making films here; big soundstages – Pinewood, Shepperton and Leavesden – all a short distance from London, our crews speak the same language as Americans, and most importantly, our tax breaks for films made in Britain. American studios »
- Neil Calloway
Liam Neeson now has a whole subgenre all to himself, usually involving him protecting family, friends, or loved ones with a growl, a glare, and a gun. His next film, Run All Night will vary that formula just a little bit, as he faces off against someone else who is also protecting his own family with a formidable arsenal.
Run All Night has Neeson facing off against Ed Harris, a mob boss whose son Neeson killed. Why did he kill the kid? Because Harris’ son was going to kill Neeson’s son! What a twist! This inaugurates a lot of violence and even more growling, as Neeson and Harris try to show just who is the baddest badass in town. I’m not certain who to put my money on, but there’s sure to be a lot of blood.
As these types of films go, Run All Night still »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
When Taken 3 hit theaters, Warner Bros. was already pushing their next Liam Neeson outing with Run All Night. The studio even bumped up the release by a month because they pushed back Ron Howard's seafaring drama In the Heart of the Sea. And now if you're looking to see more of the action thriller that teams up Neeson with RoboCop remake star Joel Kinnaman as his son, a French trailer has arrived with plenty of new footage. Again, this doesn't look like anything special, especially since Neeson is just trying to keep his son and extended family safe. Though the use of Eminem does make this better than the Us trailer. Here's the French trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's Run All Night from Warner Bros. France: You can still watch the first trailer for Run All Night right here. Run All Night is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, »
- Ethan Anderton
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