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See 1920′s Jennifer Lawrence in new image from Serena

28 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new image from Susanne Bier’s Depression-era drama Serena has been released, featuring Jennifer Lawrence on horseback as the title character, Serena Pemberton.

Lawrence co-leads the film along with her American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. The film hits UK cinemas on October 24, but still lacks a release date in the United States. The film went through an extensive 18-month editing process, and has failed to pick up a Us distributor. That means that despite a great cast and meaty dramatic material, Serena likely won’t have a chance to pick up any Academy Award nominations this fall, and may someday quietly get a direct-to-home video release in the States.

Directed by Susanne Bier (director of the 2010 Oscar winner Best Foreign Film, In A Better World), Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Toby Jones »

- James Garcia

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Jeremy Irvine Thriller ‘World Made Straight’ Gets U.S. Distribution

27 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired all domestic rights for the coming-of-age thriller “The World Made Straight,” starring Jeremy Irvine.

Millenium will release the film theatrically in the U.S. in February.

It’s the first deal for the company since its Aug. 19 announcement that its catalog and distribution platform has been sold to management team and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group.

The World Made Straight” also stars Minka Kelly, Noah Wyle, Adelaide Clemens and Haley Joel Osment. David Burris (“Survivor”) directed from Shane Danielsen’s script, based on the novel by Ron Rash.

Myriad Pictures is handling world sales on the film.

Set in a rural community heavy with a dark past and dangerous present, the movie follows a rebellious young man as he struggles to decide between the troubled path he is on and the chance at a new life.

The soundtrack includes tracks by Glen Hansard, Ellie Goulding and Steve Earle. »

- Dave McNary

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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Aug 25-26

27 August 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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new Us/Can Aug 26    streaming only The Fault in Our Stars Godzilla Starred Up Brick Mansions    dvd/streaming The Double The German Doctor (aka Wakolda) Jackpot The Love Punch Blended A Promise Young & Beautiful (aka Jeune & Jolie) Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Trust Me new UK Aug 25    streaming only Pompeii Brick Mansions Plastic    dvd/streaming Ilo Ilo Locke 112 Weddings Transcendence Arthur & Mike Heli The Informant Mindscape (aka Anna)

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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First trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

22 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hammer Films and Entertainment One have debuted the first teaser trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, director Tom Harper’s follow-up to the Daniel Radcliffe-headlined 2012 horror smash The Woman in Black.

Picking up the story some four decades later, Angel of Death says goodbye to Radcliffe, instead featuring a cast that includes Phoebe Fox (Switch), Jeremy Irvine (The Railway Man), Helen McCrory (Penny Dreadful), Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter), Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible), Amelia Pidgeon (3096 Days) and Jude Wright (Spy).

Here’s the official synopsis, followed by the trailer below…

As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Teaser Trailer Comes Haunting

21 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hammer has revealed the official and first UK teaser trailer for its upcoming sequel to The Woman in Black, entitled The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. Check it out right here!

Hammer is looking to take the franchise route with The Woman in Black starting with this one which is set 40 years after the events of the original film. "If your second's successful, then your third, then you've got a franchise," said Hammer CEO Simon Oakes in a previous interview. "I just don't believe in the notion that you can press a button and create a franchise, but, I mean, I'm definitely planning 3 and 4…"

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and »

- Steve Barton

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Screen Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

20 August 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox/Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate UK lead the nominations; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Filth and X-Men: Days of Future Past are most nominated films.Scroll down for full shortlist

The Screen Awards 2014 shortlist has been announced, with Fox/Fox Searchlight leading the nominations with a combined 13 nominations and Lionsgate UK following closely with 12 nods.

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games was shortlisted in four categories; Filth was shortlisted in three categories, as was Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Starred Up, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Frank each received double nominations.

The shortlist will now be debated by an independent jury of industry experts, who select the final winners. The Awards will be given out on October 23 at The Brewery in London.

Screen International Editor Wendy Mitchell said: “We were thrilled with the calibre and diversity of entries for the Screen Awards this year. Our expert jury of industry experts now selects the winners and they »

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'Ninja Turtles,' 'Guardians' Crush Weak 'Expendables'

17 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on to the top two spots at the box office this weekend, handily defeating the disappointing Expendables 3.The Top 12 earned an estimated $128.8 million this weekend, which is up six percent from the same frame last year. This August remains on track to be the biggest ever at the domestic box office with around $1 billion.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 57 percent to an estimated $28.4 million. The movie avoided the 60-percent-plus drop of many of Summer 2014's blockbusters, which is a solid win considering the poor reviews and mixed word-of-mouth. Turtles has so far earned $117.6 million, and will pass G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($122.5 million) in the next few days.In its third weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy eased 41 percent to $24.7 million. On Saturday, it eclipsed Thor: The Dark World's domestic total; with $222.3 million in the bank already, Guardians is going to have »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Nicole's Return. The Dates Are Ever Changing.

15 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When will our beloved Kidman return to us? For someone who works so consistently, doesn't it seem like it's hard to find Nicole Kidman in a movie theater? Grace of Monaco keeps threatening to arrive but never does leaving us to wonder if it will ever play in regular movie theaters after its shaming at Cannes (that place can be brutal). Any big dreams for the quality of Paddington (it comes from charming source material at least) her Christmas film, have been dashed by that hateful slapstick trailer and Colin Firth's exit as the voice. The wait is soon over though. For those of you who missed The Railway Man in theaters, it's just out on DVD and Blu-Ray. [Warning: Nicole's part is small enough that when the climax arrives, she's literally a blurry figure in the background.]

 

Next up though is the thriller Before I Go To Sleep which has a new poster (above) and a new release date: Halloween to be exact. Let's just hope it's »

- NATHANIEL R

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Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth Before I Go To Sleep To Open October 31 (Poster)

15 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong are featured on the new poster for the upcoming movie Before I Go To Sleep. Have a look at the trailer for the thriller.

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is the story of a woman (Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past.

One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life – as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Strong) and even her husband (Firth).

Firth and Kidman starred earlier this year in the drama The Railway Man.

Director Rowan Joffe’s (son of director Roland Joffe) Before I Go To Sleep will open in theaters October 31.

The post Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth Before I Go To Sleep To Open »

- Michelle McCue

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New to Blu-ray: Locke, Muppets Most Wanted, Hercules, Filth, Breathe In, and More

13 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a wonderfully compelling drama told entirely from the confines of a car, a quartet of older animated Disney films getting an HD upgrade, a new Muppet movie, and more.  Briefly: Locke [Blu-ray] - $21.24 (15% off) Muppets Most Wanted (Blu-ray) - $22.99 (43% off) Hercules [Blu-ray] - $17.99 (40% off) Tarzan [Blu-ray] - $17.99 (40% off) Bedknobs & Broomsticks [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (33% off) Out Of The Past [Blu-ray] - $18.69 (15% off) Filth [Blu-ray] - $17.99 (40% off) Disneynature: Bears (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) - $22.99 (43% off) Breathe In - Blu Ray [Blu-ray] - $22.49 (10% off) The Railway Man [Blu-ray + UltraViolet] - $24.96 (29% off) A Haunted House 2 (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $22.99 (34% off) Batman: Assault on Arkham [Blu-ray] - $16.99 (32% off) The Blacklist: Season 1 [Blu-ray] - $34.99 (54% off)

The post New to Blu-ray: Locke, Muppets Most Wanted, Hercules, Filth, Breathe In, and More appeared first on Collider. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Giedroyc’s “Mary Shelley’s Monster” Places Chokers on Farmiga, Irvine & Sophie Turner

13 August 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Shakespeare, Poe, Brontë and Shelley. Parlaying their television success for feature film opportunities, helmer Coky Giedroyc (AMC’s “The Killing” and Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”) will make her sophomore feature film (almost a decade and a half since here debut) and is being joined by Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones” fame), Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story” fame) and Jeremy Irvine (The Railway Man) on Mary Shelley’s Monster. Deadline reports that Rose Ganguzza (Kill Your Darlings), Branded Pictures Ent.’ J Todd Harris (The Family Tree) & Marc Marcum and relatively new Damon Lane are producing with filming to begin later this year in the UK and Malta.

Gist: Scripted by Deborah Baxtrom, this tracks the young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost. Turner is cast as Shelley, »

- Eric Lavallee

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'Locke', 'Muppets Most Wanted', 'Railway Man', 'Filth' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

12 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Locke Yesterday I posted an article delving into writer/director Steven Knight's audio commentary included on this new Blu-ray release and have made it quite obvious Locke is a film I easily consider one of the best movies of 2014 so far and I think it's a title well worth including in your collection. You can read about the audio commentary here and my theatrical review right here. That pretty much says it all for my part.

The Railway Man The Railway Man is no doubt just another traditionally told period piece, but I enjoyed it largely because it was a very well told, traditional period piece with solid performances from Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine. I wouldn't necessarily say it's worth owning as I don't have any particular inclination to watch it again, but I do think you'll enjoy it should you give it a once over. You can »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Clip from 'The Railway Man' Blu-ray

11 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I caught Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man at last year's Toronto Film Festival and while the film never gained much traction at the fest or once it eventually hit theaters back in April, I actually enjoyed it. While noting it's story structure builds it as "yet another traditionally told period piece", I felt it was "elevated due to a wonderfully effective story and strong lead performances from Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine" who play the lead character Eric Lomax, based on his autobiography telling of his time in World War II and the years well beyond after the war ended. amz asin="B00KB01PWG" size="small"This week the film comes to DVD and Blu-ray and Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Co. have given me the following exclusive clip from the behind-the-scenes featurette included on the disc featuring Nicole Kidman discussing Firth's transformation into Lomax as well as »

- Brad Brevet

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New on DVD Blu-ray August 12: 'Locke,' 'The Blacklist,' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'

11 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Locke"

What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching the aforementioned co-worker through the premature birth of their baby. Yikes.

Why We're In: Hardy is more than capable of commanding the screen for the entirety of the movie. Although you hear other characters' voices, it's all Hardy, all the time. Who could argue with that?

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Love Streams" (Criterion)

What's It About? John Cassavetes and real-life wife Gena Rowlands star as siblings who turn to each other for support after being left by everyone else in their lives. »

- Jenni Miller

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 05)

5 August 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Coherence: deploys twisty sci-fi concepts to warp the almost-clichéd dinner-party soap opera into a horror story of the human condition in the face of quantum philosophy [my review] [iTunes Us] Locke: we say things like, “Oh, I’d watch that guy read the phone book,” and this is almost that, except it really is absolutely riveting, and that’s no joke; a tour de force for Tom Hardy [my review] [iTunes Us] The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [iTunes Us] The Quiet Ones: there aren’t many outright scares here, and when they do come, they are curiously circumspect, but the old-fashioned Hammer Horror atmosphere is appealingly spooky [my review] [iTunes Us] The Railway Man: almost entirely »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Con Air director plans to team with The Who on TV series

30 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Simon West is working on Mods and Rockers with iconic band in talks to collaborate.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s, with iconic rock band The Who in talks to collaborate on the project.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title).

The iconic UK band, including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry, are in talks to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions – and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part “international series”.

“We’re not remaking Quadrophenia but it’s that kind of world,” he told ScreenDaily. “It will also cover the rockers’ side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Con Air director teams with The Who on TV series

30 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Simon West writing Mods and Rockers with iconic band.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s with iconic rock band The Who.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title) with The Who band members including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry.

The iconic UK band are set to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions – and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part “international series”.

“We’re not remaking Quadrophenia but it’s that kind of world,” he told ScreenDaily. “It will also cover the rockers’ side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging ‘60s London, taking in gangsters »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Colin Firth and Mark Strong Spook Nicole Kidman in Trailer for 'Before I Go to Sleep'

25 July 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Somewhere between this year’s “The Railway Man” and next year’s “Genius,” in a loose and unintended trilogy of Nicole Kidman-Colin Firth collaborations, comes “Before I Go to Sleep.” Breaking up the biopic trend of the other two films, their next collaboration is a full-blown thriller directed by Rowan Joffe (“Brighton Rock”). Kidman plays a woman whose short-term memory loss causes her to question her environment. A previous trailer shows her husband (Firth), trying to assuage her fears, who is undercut by a doctor (Mark Strong). Who's on her side? Surprise: shades of Hitchcock's "Suspicion," her beau is a little hard to trust. The preview sells a high class thriller of the sort where violence and sexual intrigue play a larger part than mere titillation. There is, of course, the chance that things could quickly go off the (ahem) rails, but Joffe earned points with 2010’s “Brighton Rock” — which, »

- Nick Newman

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The Railway Man Coming To DVD & Blu-Ray August 12; Stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

24 July 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing The Railway Man to DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 12, with the early digital download window beginning this Friday, August 1.

Academy Award Winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a Pow camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway.

Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

Claudia Puig (USA Today) called director Jonathan Teplitzky’s film “A celebration of compassion and forgiveness.”

From The Weinstein Company, The Railway Man is rated R »

- Michelle McCue

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Exclusive Before I Go To Sleep Poster

23 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The last time Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman shared a screen it was in a solid relationship in The Railway Man. Things are a little less calm this time. Before I Go To Sleep promises enough psychological shenanigans to send even the strongest couple into therapy, and its new poster, a Persona-like effort, gives a flavour of the turmoil beneath the surface. Rowan 'son of Roland' Joffé's second feature, the dark-hued thriller sees Kidman play the amnesiac Christine Lucas. Her burden is to solve a dark riddle, Memento-style, despite being stricken with total amnesia every 24 hours. She's understandably reliant on husband Ben's (Firth) help with her frustrating life. Could Mark Strong's doctor be the man to help them out of the maze?Before I Go To Sleep is based on the bestselling mystery potboiler by first-time author S.J. Watson and Joffé promises to mine golden-age Hollywood traditions in his interpretation. »

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