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The Essential Movies & TV to Stream This Week – September 15th 2014

15 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?

Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.

So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »

- Chris Holt

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London in disguise: 7 times the capital doubled for another location

13 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

London's incredibly varied architecture - encompassing Shakespearean and Victorian-era buildings, secret underground tunnels and modern skyscrapers - has seen the city double for everything from 19th century Paris in Les Misérables to outer space in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Digital Spy takes a tour of the capital to find out more…

1. Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment

We're used to seeing tourists snapping photos and commuters walking briskly across this distinctive bridge, but on August 12 last year, onlookers stopped and gasped as a group of exotically-attired aliens ran across the suspension bridge. This was no prank or stag do, but rather a scene from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which can currently be seen taking the international box office by storm. Incredibly, the bridge was doubling for outer space, albeit with a CGI generated backdrop to hide St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern.

2. The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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New poster for Annie remake

10 September 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony have released a new poster for their remake of Annie directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) which sees Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) taking on the lead role alongside Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Cameron Diaz (The Counselor), Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World). You can watch the trailer here.

Here’s the poster:

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.  Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz).  But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will »

- Luke Owen

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Win Plastic on DVD

8 September 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Plastic on 8th September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Based on a shocking true story, Plastic tells the tale of five British students who, in a desire to ‘get rich quick’ develop an innovative credit card scam to fund their excessive lifestyles. However, things get out of control when wild card Yatesy (Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones) gets greedy and inadvertently rips off notorious crime boss Marcel (Thomas Kretchmann, Captain America: The Winter Solder). When Marcel threatens to control their lives – and livelihoods – for the foreseeable future in the ultimate payback, the gang’s only option is to pull off a desperate, high stakes heist in Miami.

In a scam that involves everything from private planes to impersonating royalty, Sam, Fordy, Yatesey, Rafa and Frankie have their hands full, however when the team start double crossing each other things »

- Competitions

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‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’ Featurette Teases Epic Biblical Scale

5 September 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Iconic filmmaker Ridley Scott has been on quite the busy streak this decade. When his next film, Exodus: Gods & Kings hits theaters this December, 2014 will become the third consecutive year we’ve seen a new offering from the director (after Prometheus in 2012 and The Counselor in 2013). And he’s showing no signs of slowing down, as he’s already beginning work on The Martian – which is set for a November 2015 release.

While his more recent works haven’t reached the level of praise he saw earlier in his career, one thing that most viewers can agree on is that a Scott film always looks impressive (even if the overall content proves to be divisive). The jury is still out on whether or not Exodus will be his big comeback movie, ...

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- Chris Agar

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7 reasons why Rosie Perez is perfect for the 'The View'

5 September 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Rosie Perez has been named a new co-host of The View, joining Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell for the upcoming new season beginning Sept. 15.

The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.

1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina. 

The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View »

- Nina Terrero

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Sex Tape movie review: for shame

4 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Color me absolutely astonished that this is genuinely sweet and wholly sex-positive. Unfortunately, it’s also completely unfunny. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of what passes for comedy in Hollywood

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

Annie (Cameron Diaz: The Other Woman, The Counsellor) and Jay (Jason Segel: This Is the End, The Five-Year Engagement) need to spice up their bedroom time: they’re still madly in love with each other, but their busy lives — including two rambunctious gradeschoolers — have left them just plain physically exhausted. So they decide to video themselves running through all the positions in The Joy of Sex. It works: they have a wonderful night. But a mishap with the Cloud and some iPads that they had given away as gifts — to family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances — sees the file accidentally distributed to all those other devices. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace round out panel on 'The View'

4 September 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It looks like there will be two Rosies sitting on the panel on The View this season.

Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be rounding out the panel of hosts on The View, joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. A performer on stage and screen, Perez is best known for her roles in Do The Right Thing, The Counselor, and Fearless, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” Perez said in a statement. “Knowing that I »

- Teresa Jue

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The Three R's with Cameron Diaz in 'Bad Teacher'

4 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Rudeness.

Raciness.

No Respect.

Glenn here to help you guys ease back into the school year with the help of Cameron Diaz as Miss Halsey in Bad Teacher. Lord know we could have all used a teacher like her in those first few days, watching movies and napping.

Anyone seen Stand and Deliver? Show of hands. You kidding me? Edward James Olmos? Lou Diamond Phillips?

For as hilarious as I find this film - yes, I know it's a minority opinion, but I guffaw wildly and it's surprisingly rewatchable - nothing quite beats the moment when Diaz enters the building she thought she'd escaped forever and remembers the hell that is being a middle school teacher (or, in her case, any teacher at all). You and me both, Cam.

There's only so many times swearing and cursing can be funny (hell, kids-say-the-darndest-things style of humor was played out years before »

- Glenn Dunks

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'The View' Shakeup: Rosie Perez & Nicolle Wallace Joining Whoopi Goldberg & Rosie O'.Donnell

3 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

ABC has hired actress Rosie Perez and MSNBC political commentator Nicolle Wallace to co-host The View alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell.

New 'The View' Hosts

Perez and Wallace will make their debuts as The View cohosts when the new season commences Sept. 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join The View," Perez said in a statement, reported People magazine. "Knowing that I'll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable. The opportunity to connect with our nation's audience on a daily basis ... icing on the cake! Very happy."

Wallace has yet to release a statement but has acknowledged the good news on Twitter, thanking – among others – Joe Scarborough, Bianna Golodryga, Kasie Hunt and Thomas Roberts. »

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Ridley Scott Says He Will “Probably” Direct the Blade Runner Sequel After The Martian; Talks Prometheus 2

25 August 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ridley Scott is a lot like Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen in that he’s become an incredibly prolific filmmaker in his 70s, but he differs from those two directors in that the projects he’s tackling are massive.  In the last four years, Scott has directed Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor, and most recently the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, and in between he found time to helm a pilot called The Vatican that Showtime ultimately passed on.  Scott is next gearing up to shoot the sci-fi survival film The Martian with Matt Damon, and in a recent interview with EW he revealed that production on the pic—which revolves around an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must find his way home—will begin in November. But during the interview, Scott also revealed that Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 are both completely written, adding that he »

- Adam Chitwood

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Sex Tape

25 August 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Oct. 21, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel record their interpretation of "The Joy of Sex" in Sex Tape.

Cameron Diaz (The Counselor) and Jason Segel (The Five Year Engagement) and director Jake Kasdan, who teamed up for the well-liked 2011 movie Bad Teacher, reunite in the undeniably salacious–and inferior–comedy Sex Tape.

Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has been accidentally uploaded to “the cloud” and gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, »

- Laurence

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‘Fantastic Four’ Actor Toby Kebbell in Talks to Join ‘A Monster Calls’

19 August 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Fantastic Four” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ fantasy novel “A Monster Calls.”

The Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International production also stars Sigourney Weaver with Juan Antonio Bayona directing.

Focus will distribute domestically while Lionsgate International handles overseas sales. The pic will be shopped at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.

The story follows a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. The pic will bow on Oct. 14, 2016.

After showing strong supporting roles in films like “The East,” “War Horse” and “The Counselor,” Kebbell is looked at as »

- Justin Kroll

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Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

16 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the '90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years - on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on Jully 22, 2016. The studio has signed the the writers of Thor, to produce a script off a story by Star Trek's Robert Orci. There are no plot details yet, but knowing that Lionsgate was the studio behind Ender's Game, The Hunger Games and I, Frankenstein, it's likely the Power Rangers movie »

- Nate Jones, @kn8

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B Grade For ‘Turtles': What CinemaScores Mean And Why Exit Polling Matters

9 August 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

This weekend, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is opening strong with a possible $65M+ three-day haul … and a B CinemaScore. Meanwhile, The Hundred-Foot Journey is opening in fourth place — but with an A CinemaScore from its core audience. And last week, CinemaScore began putting its scores out on Twitter and Facebook (via Denver-based Social Media Energy). In other words, after the exit polls, audiences around the country now will be able to see a film’s CinemaScore, telling the world what its core audience thought of the film on Friday night. In a tweet.

Related: Box Office Shell-Shock: $65M For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you look at the breakdowns — and this was not provided to Deadline by CinemaScore — Turtles garnered an A from moviegoers under 18 and a C+ from the 25- to 35-year-olds who grew up watching the Turtles on Saturday morning cartoons years ago. For those under »

- Anita Busch

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Ridley Scott's The Martian gets November 2015 release date

2 August 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott's upcoming project The Martian has changed its theatrical release date.

The Martian was originally planned for a March 2016 release, but is now scheduled for November 25, 2015, reports Collider.

Starring Matt Damon, The Martian is a sci-fi adventure about an astronaut stranded on a Mars colony while Nasa attempts to to mount a rescue mission.

It is based on a 2012 self-published book by Andy Weir. It was subsequently purchased by book publisher Crown and re-released in February 2014.

Ridley Scott will direct and produce the movie, which has been adapted by Drew Goddard.

Scott's last feature film was 2013's The Counsellor starring Michael Fassbender, Penelop Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz.

His next movie is titled Exodus: Gods and Kings and stars Christian Bale. It will be released on December 12, 2014 in the Us and on December 26, 2014 in the UK.

Watch the trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings below: »

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Release Date Set for November 25, 2015; Tim Burton’s Peculiars Pushed to 2016; Paper Towns Dated for July 31, 2015

1 August 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have a few release date changes and announcements to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: 20th Century Fox’s “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” has been confirmed, as The Martian release date has been moved up from March 2016 to November 25, 2015. Director Tim Burton’s next film, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, will take over the date previously held by The Martin, as Fox has pushed it to March 4, 2016. Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars, Fox has set the adaptation of another John Green novel, Paper Towns, for release on July 31, 2015. Universal Pictures will release Clifford the Big Red Dog on April 8, 2016. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects.  The Martian  Ridley Scott continues to roll right along, as he moved directly from Prometheus to The Counselor to Exodus: Gods and Kings, and now he’s poised to moved from the biblical epic right into the sci-fi adaptation The Martian. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: New Clip From James Franco’s ‘Child Of God’

30 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

James Franco’s Child Of God has already been around the film festival circuit, but now we’ve got a new clip ahead of its limited theatre release in August.

Based on best-selling American author Cormac McCarthy’s third novel of the same name, Child Of God explores typical McCarthian themes of nihilism, violence and masculinity. The story follows Lester Ballard, an outsider in ’60s Tennessee who ends up going a bit Colonel Kurtz and discovering the inner horror of Man when he runs amok in the countryside, killing people and defiling corpses left, right and centre.

Of course, this is par the course for McCarthy. His novels have featured infanticide, cannibalism, torture and sexual deviancy. No wonder filmmakers are so keen to adapt his work – we’ve already had The Road, No Country For Old Men and All The Pretty Horses, while his screenplay The Counselor was adapted by »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Warcraft Title Sequence

26 July 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Legendary screened some early footage from Duncan Jone’s Warcraft movie. By all accounts, the reception for the footage was tame by Hall H standards and many commentators suggesting that the movie is a long way off from completion. To tide us over, Legendary have released a brief title animation. The cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) have all signed on the dotted line. The movie shall hit cinemas on March 11th 2016. The release kind of seems pointless in a way, but you Warcraft fans are lapping this up right? Follow @themoviebit !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie review: people get ready

18 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

We need a bigger word than humanist.

That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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