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‘The Nile Hilton Incident’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Egypt’s 2011 revolution provides the backdrop for Tarik Saleh’s unforgiving political thriller, which incrementally shifts focus from the grimy backstreets of Cairo to the highest levels of parliament in the course of a scandalous murder investigation. Despite a rather generic title, The Nile Hilton Incident represents the type of penetrating filmmaking that only a writer-director intimately familiar with Egyptian culture but possessing an outsider’s perspective could convincingly accomplish.

As the film’s face of official corruption, lead actor Fares Fares (The Commune, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will be recognizable to international audiences, while the Cairo setting (actually Casablanca) offers »

- Justin Lowe

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Trailer: Riz Ahmed Is a Neo-Noir Private Eye

13 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Riz Ahmed seemed to be freaking everywhere in 2016, from The Night Of to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down any in 2017. He’s got a guest spot on Girls and a supporting role in Una, and he’ll be getting a lead role all to himself in City of Tiny Lights. Ahmed […]

The post ‘City of Tiny Lights’ Trailer: Riz Ahmed Is a Neo-Noir Private Eye appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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New Stills, Cast Portraits, & Three Sneak Peek Clips From The Powerless Season Premiere: "Wayne Or Lose"

20 January 2017 4:25 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After receiving rave reviews at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, it's finally time for fans to get a taste of DC's first comedy series - Powerless! The series stars Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live) as Emily Locke, an employee at Wayne Security, who will arrive at the company with high hopes of bettering the lives of the people that live in this crazy superpowered world. However, things, as they often do, don't exactly go according to plan when she meets her new boss, played by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and her quirky co-workers, played by Danny Pudi (Community), Christina Kirk (A to Z), and Ron Funches (Undateable). Earlier today, NBC released three sneak peek clips from the season premiere, titled "Wayne or Lose," and fifteen promotional stills. Check out the clips below and keep scrolling for a huge batch of photos: "Wayne Or Lose" - 02/02/2017 (08:30Pm »

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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Jan 19

20 January 2017 1:37 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Jackie Lion Split xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

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now in cinemas Allied Arrival The Birth of a Nation Chi-Raq The Eagle Huntress I, Daniel Blake La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moana A Monster Calls Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sully Doctor Strange Silence Trolls Assassin’s Creed Bridget Jones’s Baby The Bye Bye Man Collateral Beauty Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Live by Night Monster Trucks Nocturnal Animals Passengers Storks Why Him? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Jan 20

20 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Antarctica: Ice and Sky (aka Ice and the Sky) The Founder The Red Turtle Split xXx: The Return of Xander Cage    expanding wide 20th Century Women

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

now in cinemas Allied Arrival The Eagle Huntress Fences Hidden Figures I, Daniel Blake Jackie La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moana A Monster Calls Moonlight Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sing Sully Toni Erdmann Bad Santa 2 Doctor Strange Elle Inferno Julieta Silence Trolls Assassin »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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2016’s films ranked

20 January 2017 1:20 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

01.03.17: This ranking is not quite final; I will continue to add films and links to reviews through the awards season that ends with the Oscars ceremony on February 26th.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/02.24.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/Tba/09.23)

I, Daniel Blake (10.22/12.23/10.21)

Hidden Figures (12.14/12.25/02.17.17)

A United Kingdom (10.05/02.17.17/11.25)

Eye in the Sky (04.07/03.11/04.15)

Moana (11.16/11.23/12.02)

Jackie »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ to Twist Past Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx’ at Weekend Box Office

20 January 2017 1:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller “Split” has separated from its rivals, and is on its way toward a surprisingly strong $28 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

Vin Diesel’s launch of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is heading for a second-place finish with about $20 million at 3,651 sites while the historical drama “Hidden Figures” continues its solid performance in third with $16 million. Michael Keaton’s biopic “The Founder” is showing little traction with a modest $3 million to $4 million weekend at 1,115 locations.

Split” is outperforming recent expectations, which had been at around $20 million at 3,037 sites earlier this week. Early grosses point to a $12 million $14 million opening day with Thursday night previews of $2 million, while “Xander Cage” heads for a $7 million to $9 million opening day. Some early estimates project that “Split” will hit as much as $35 million during the weekend.

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- Dave McNary

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‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ Review

20 January 2017 12:53 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen, Rory McCann, Toni Collette, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Danny Wu, Ariadna Gutierrez | Written by F. Scott Frazier | Directed by D.J. Caruso

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage starts off strong (and ridiculous) and keeps on going at a hundred miles per hour. You know you’re in for a crazy ride when the movie starts with title cards introducing each character: name, characteristics, favourite song, etc., you know, the usual! Even more ridiculous is that the first person we see – besides Samuel L. Jackson’s super-spy Gibbons – is footballing superstar Neymar, who is being recruited into the xXx program, in a Chinese restaurant, at 7am in the morning… Sounds absurd? Yes. Fun? Definitely!

And that’s the key to xXx 3, it is absurd And fun. The two go hand in hand, that’s how the franchise started and that’s how I hope it goes on… »

- Phil Wheat

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'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' Review: Vin Diesel Gives Us Sequel No One Wanted

20 January 2017 9:27 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Who wanted Xander Cage back? Is it you? It sure as hell isn't me. But he's here anyway, extreme-sports and lunkhead-espionage skills in tow. This cinematic equivalent of drool is the third in the series that started in 2002 by introducing Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, an extreme sports badass recruited by an Nsa boss (Samuel L. Jackson) to go undercover and flex his muscles. Ok, the assignment had something to do with Russians. But who remembers? Even Diesel wisely sat out the horrendous 2005 sequel (with Ice Cube) and found a »

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Only 17% of Rogue One Dialogue Is Spoken by a Female Character

20 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A lot has been made bout the fact that both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One have female lead characters, but a new study shows that might not be all it's cracked up to be. While both of these latest entries in the Star Wars franchise do have strong women as protagonist, both movies are still quite male heavy. Even lopsided. A new study shows that only 17% of the dialogue in Rogue One is spoken by one of the movies few female characters.

Jyn Erso led Rogue One to becoming the highest grossing movie in the U.S., no small feat that Felicity Jones helped push the movie to the top the box office as the face of this first Star Wars anthology movie. The prequel was also praised for its diverse cast. But diving deeper into the story elements, and what actually happens on screen shows »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Abducts $2 Million in Thursday Night Launch

20 January 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller “Split” has taken an impressive $2 million at 2,295 locations in Thursday night preview showings in North America.

Split” easily outdistanced Thursday night previews of Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” which took in a decent $1.2 million at 2,536 sites.

Universal is expanding “Split,” starring James McAvoy as a man with 24 personalities, to 3,037 sites on Friday. The Thursday night figure for “Split” doubled the $1 million in previews from Shyamalan’s found-footage horror movie “The Visit,” which scored an opening weekend of $25.4 million two years ago.

Shyamalan produces and directs from his own script in a story of McAvoy’s character capturing three young women. It’s the 12th movie that Shyamalan has directed with 1999’s “The Sixth Sense” remaining the most successful with more than $650 million in worldwide grosses.

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- Dave McNary

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Film Review: ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’

19 January 2017 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” begins in outer space, and the camera follows a rogue satellite as it leaves orbit and plummets toward the exact spot on earth where Samuel L. Jackson and Brazilian soccer star Neymar are discussing Stacy Peralta skate films in a Chinese restaurant. A few minutes later, the camera follows Vin Diesel as he dirt-skis down a snowless hillside in order to connect Dominican fishermen with a pirated feed of the World Cup. Half an hour after that, it picks up with Diesel as he surfs ten-foot waves on a motorcycle off the shore of a Philippine rave-island. None of this makes any more sense onscreen than it does on paper, and therein lies this film’s undeniable numbskull appeal.

It’s unlikely that anyone aside from prodigal star and producer Diesel was screaming for a return of the “xXx” franchise, which already felt Clinton-era-dated when »

- Andrew Barker

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Ben Mendelsohn cast in new Netflix movie The Land of Steady Habits

19 January 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming off a stellar period in his career which included a blistering turn in the Netflix original series Bloodline, and more famously portraying the main villain in Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ben Mendelsohn has now been cast as the lead in a new Netflix movie.

The Australian actor has cemented his status as one of the finest character actors working today, and with more high profile roles like that of Orson Krennic in mega hit Rogue One, the interest in his smaller projects is bound to rise.

The film which is titled The Land of Steady Habits, focuses on a man (Mendelsohn) in his mid fifties as he embarks on a heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present.

Anthony Bregman will be helming the project for Netflix who is fully-financing the project and distributing worldwide. »

- Samuel Brace

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Shyamalan's 'Split' and Diesel's 'xXx 3' Look to Deliver $20+ Million Openings

19 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

While last weekend's new releases failed to energize the box office, two of this week's new titles will top the weekend chart. M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller, Split, and the return of Vin Diesel in the title role of xXx: Return of Xander Cage are both looking to score $20+ million openings while Hidden Figures and La La Land look to continue to capture audience attention amid their already-strong domestic runs. Additionally, this weekend features the release of The Founder into just over one thousand theaters and High Top releasing brings The Resurrection of Gavin Stone into 887 theaters as it hopes to attract the attention of the faith-based audience. At the top of the weekend box office expect to find M. Night Shyamalan's Split. Shyamalan's career has featured plenty of ups and downs, but following the performance of The Visit in 2015 and the solid early reviews for Split, we »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Flickering Myth Podcast #52 – Logan trailer reaction, will DC’s Green Lantern movie be any good?

19 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Scooperhero News – David S. Goyer is in control of DC’s Green Lantern Corps. movie, which, by the sound of everyone else (Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson, Ben Affleck and screenwriter Will Beall), is going to be part of the new Optimistic and Fun tone of the Dceu. Not as much luck for Wonder Woman, though. There’s a rumour it’s “discombobulated.” Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox have three new X-Verse movies in prodcution, and – somehow – still reckon a Channing Tatum Gambit movie is happening.

Star Wars – Woody Harrelson officially joins the Han Solo Solo Movie, LucasFilm assure fans they won’t use CGI to recreate General Organa for Star Wars: Episode IX and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still »

- Oli Davis

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xXx: Return Of Xander Cage Review

19 January 2017 2:32 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Watching xXx: Return Of Xander Cage mimics the effect of mainlining a Red Bull/Jolt Cola concoction while you skydive off the Empire State Building with only a handkerchief for a parachute. It’s like Shaun White and Travis Pastrana had conjoining daredevil wet dreams that formed some Exxxtreme tsunami of fantastical X-Games stuntmanship. I imagine someone asking “what about a story?” only to have Vin Diesel grab them by the lapel, hoist them up and say, “how about I skateboard, travel and bed sexy ladies for the first twenty minutes, There’S Your Story!” – they complied, of course. That’s the opening to Xander Cage’s adrenaline-packed franchise return, and radness only increases from there broskis and braskis!

Agent Xander Cage’s return is a somber one, since it begins with the death of Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson). Government suit Jane Marke (Toni Collette) calls Xander out of retirement to avenge Gibbons’ death, »

- Matt Donato

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First Trailer for UK Thriller 'City of Tiny Lights' Featuring Riz Ahmed

19 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"People call me a snoop. They call me a lot worse. Broken marriages, missing kids. Nothing major, just the sacred and profane." An official UK trailer has arrived online for an indie film titled City of Tiny Lights, a "Scorsese-like" crime thriller about a private eye in London. Riz Ahmed (seen in Rogue One and Jason Bourne) plays Tommy Akhtar, who takes on a seemingly straight-forward missing person's case only to get pulled deeper into the underbelly of modern London. The full cast includes Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, Hannah Rae, Roshan Seth, and James Floyd. This is from the same director of Dredd, a movie which I was very fond of. The film played at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year, and it looks pretty damn good. Plus, Riz Ahmed is awesome and it's great to see him in a strong lead role. Take a look below. Here's »

- Alex Billington

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Trailer: Riz Ahmed Searches For Missing Girl in Pete Travis’ Modern Noir

19 January 2017 12:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Riz Ahmed first made waves in Michael Winterbottom’s “The Road to Guantanamo,” but his Hollywood claim to fame was in last year’s HBO crime drama “The Night Of,” which earned him a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.

Now, after starring in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Ahmed is returning to theaters in “City of Tiny Lights,” directed by “Dredd” helmer Pete Travis. Set in West London, the story is co-written by Patrick Neate and is based on his novel of the same name. Described as a “unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems,” it follows the actor as Tommy Akhtar, a London detective who goes searching for a missing girl after a high-class prostitute seeks his help.

The modern noir also co-stars “Penny Dreadful” actress Billie Piper as Shelley, Tommy’s long-lost love, as well as Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. »

- Liz Calvario

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Epic Star Wars Saga Trailer Will Get You Hyped for Episode 8

19 January 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a 10-year drought of Star Wars movies, fans were finally transported back to that same galaxy far, far away last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was followed by the spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just last month. Both movies were huge hits at the box office, ushering in a new era of Star Wars fandom that will keep growing and growing. There will be plenty of fans who keep revisiting the original trilogy and the prequels, but instead of a marathon movie session, one enterprising YouTube user has broken down the story told through all eight movies, in one two-minute video.

YouTube user Dylan Trost took it upon himself to cut together footage from the first seven movies, plus a few bits from Rogue One, to succinctly break down these epic movies in two minutes and 17 seconds. While the footage isn't necessarily in chronological order, »

- MovieWeb

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Riz Ahmed Goes Gumshoe In First Trailer For ‘City Of Tiny Lights’

19 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Riz Ahmed is the man of the moment. The actors seems to be everywhere right now, popping up in blockbusters (“Jason Bourne,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story“), TV shows (“The Oa,” the upcoming final season of “Girls“), and acclaimed limited series (“The Night Of“). He’s also knocking about in indie projects, too, and his latest, “City Of Tiny Lights,” is headed to the big screen.

Continue reading Riz Ahmed Goes Gumshoe In First Trailer For ‘City Of Tiny Lights’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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