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Weekly Update for January 26: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

“Please Stand By”Films About Women Opening This Week

Please Stand By (Also Available on VOD)

A young autistic woman (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page “Star Trek” script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown. (Press materials)

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Just Charlie — Directed by Rebekah Fortune (Opens January 30)

“Just Charlie”

Young soccer star Charlie (Harry Gilby) has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, his future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father’s expectations and shedding this ill-fitting skin. Charlie’s next move will tear the
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movies by or about women opening Us/Can from Fri Jan 26

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Desolation [IMDb] pictured

Dominik García-Lorido stars as a woman whose life with her new boyfriend, a Hollywood actor, takes dark and dangerous turns. (male writer and director)

Please Stand By [my review]

Dakota Fanning stars as a young autistic woman traveling to Los Angeles to deliver her Star Trek fan screenplay to Paramount Pictures. (male writer and director)

Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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Movie Review – Desolation (2017)

Desolation, 2017.

Directed by David Moscow.

Starring Dominik García-Lorido, Raymond J. Barry, and Brock Kelly.

Synopsis:

A young woman is plunged into confusion after meeting and agreeing to stay with a Hollywood actor in his Los Angeles apartment.

Offering up a disturbing look at the Hollywood industry and the trappings of fame, this psychological thriller from David Moscow works well at keeping the guesses coming and painting a picture of a greedy and aspirational society. While not quite living up to the promise of its first quarter, it has enough of interest for genre fans to take something from.

Katie (García-Lorido) works at a hotel in Elmira, New York, a small peaceful town a world away from the excitement and glitz of Hollywood. But the movie industry soon comes to town in the shape of Jay Cutter (Brock Kelly), a film star heartthrob who is shooting his latest film in town.
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Find Out Why You Should Never Fall in Love With a Movie Star in 'Desolation' Trailer (Exclusive)

Find Out Why You Should Never Fall in Love With a Movie Star in 'Desolation' Trailer (Exclusive)
There are plenty of fairy tales told about small town girls who cross paths with a famous actor or rock star and fall in love and the two live happily ever after. This is not one of those stories. Desolation is a nightmare, about a girl falling for a movie star and relocating with him to a very haunted Hollywood, and Et has the first trailer.

Katie (Dominik García-Lorido) ignores all the red flags when actor Jay Cutter (Pitch Perfect's Brock Kelly) boasts about the high-profile homicides that happened in his building and soon finds herself seeing dead people, ghostly children and, naturally, a seriously sinister priest. "Are you sick?" he asks. "Have you been having any nightmares? Have you been diagnosed with mental illness? Hallucinations? Loss of appetite? Voices? Paranoia?"

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The cast and crew of Desolation have some noteworthy connections to Hollywood themselves. García-Lorido is the daughter of Andy Garcia, and David Moscow, who makes
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Wild Card DVD Review

Director: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Max Casella

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 92 minutes

Special Features: Original Sin – Las Vegas and the Characters of Wild Card / The Script / The Stunts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen William Goldman‘s name on a script. The now-legendary writer brought us Marathon Man and All The President’s Men, before going on to write industry bible Adventures In The Screen Trade and fantasy classic The Princess Bride. Now he’s back with Wild Card, an adaptation of his novel Heat. It’s an Elmore Leonard-style tapestry of world weary characters seeking vengeance or enlightenment in the neon jungle of Las Vegas. You could easily see an actor-director combo like Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel taking on the material – though of course the book was published in the Eighties,
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'Wild Card' Script Featurette with Jason Statham | Exclusive

'Wild Card' Script Featurette with Jason Statham | Exclusive
The explosive new action thriller Wild Card is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, March 31. To celebrate, we have a new featurette excerpt from the special features which takes a closer look at the story of Wild Card. The film follows a bodyguard (Jason Statham) who goes after the sadistic thug who beat-up his friend, only to find that the object of his wrath is the son of a powerful mob boss.

Wild Card&#160producer Steve Chasman is on hand to provide more insight into the scripting process. He is joined by star Jason Statham, who sits down on the set of the film to provide an "insider's prospective" on his character, Nick Wild. Get closer to Nick&#160as the two discuss the complexities that make up this character and the demons he battles both inside and outside in Sin City.&#160

Watch and learn more about the exciting release of Wild Card!
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‘Wild Card’ Review

Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Sofía Vergara, Anne Heche, Matthew Willig | Written by William Goldman | Directed by Simon West

Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing.

How the mighty have fallen… You’d never guess watching Wild Card that it came from the pen of Academy Award-winning writer William Goldman. Yes, the highly-regarded novelist-turned-screenwriter who was responsible for the screenplays for films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
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Wild Card Movie Review

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Wild Card Movie Review
Wild Card Lionsgate Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director: Simon West Screenwriter: William Goldman from the novel “Heat” by William Goldman Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara Screened at: Dolby24, NYC, 1/20/15 Opens: January 30, 2015 If this is the best script that William Goldman can scratch out from his novel “Heat,” either he is wrongfully reinterpreting his own work or at the age of eighty-three he is slipping. After all, Goldman, who has churned out Academy-award winning scripts, responsible for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “All The President’s Men,” “Marathon Man” (which made us [ Read More ]

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Wild Card Review

Jason Statham is one of the most magnetic action stars of his generation, although you wouldn’t know it from the middling to mediocre line-up of moderate-budgeted releases he has headlined over the last decade. The actor’s steely cool and casual intensity is often the best part of fleeting, forgettable genre films. However, if given a meatier character or some prime dialogue to chew on, Statham shows a drive, confidence and vulnerability that his other vehicles only hint at.

It turns out that Statham needed a refreshingly low-key slice of old-school noir from veteran screenwriter William Goldman, of All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame. Wild Card is certainly not a classic near the pantheon of those films, but it is above average for a high voltage flick with Statham’s name above the marquee. Goldman adapted the lurid thriller from his novel,
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The Chips Are Down For Jason Statham In New Poster For Action Flick Wild Card

Given the cult status of The Mechanic, it’s no wonder that it has only taken four years for director Simon West to reunite with his no-nonsense star Jason Statham for another bout of high-octane action. Only this time around, the filmmaker is shifting the action to Sin City for Wild Card, which will see the Stath step into the shoes of an ex-marine with an uncontrollable penchant for gambling.

With a script from William Goldman — creative mind behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride – there’s certainly an air of promise with the pair’s latest outing. Centering around Nick Wild (Statham), Wild Card will see our protagonist get in deep with the sharks when he steps up to protect a friend, only to find that he has gotten on the wrong side of some of the most ruthless mob bosses in town.

Granted it
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Jason Statham Knows Who’s Been Naughty This Holiday Season In New Wild Card Clip

With Christmas just a few days away, Lionsgate has released this exclusive holiday card for the upcoming release of Wild Card, starring Jason Statham. In case you missed it, watch the trailer Here and then check out the new clip below.

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing.

The film stars Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Francois Vincentelli, Davenia McFadden, Chris Browning, Matthew Willig, Greice Santo,
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New Trailer for Jason Statham's Wild Card Thriller

Today we have a domestic trailer for the upcoming "Wild Card" crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley, Tucci, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido. Check it out below. Plot: Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes... and this time, it's all or nothing. The new movie is directed by Simon West, who previously worked with Statham on "The Mechanic." It's set to be released in theaters and on VOD on January 30th, 2015. Trailer:
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Lionsgate Unveils Full-Length Trailer for ‘Wild Card’ Starring Jason Statham

Lionsgate has unveiled a brand-new trailer for the Jason Statham’s starrer, Wild Card, which also co-stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Sofía Vergara, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Dominik García-Lorido, and Jason Alexander.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy®Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay,Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay,All the President’s Men, 1976).”

Wild Card is set for release
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'Wild Card' Trailer Starring Jason Statham

'Wild Card' Trailer Starring Jason Statham
How far would you go for a friend? Nick Wild sets out to prove his loyalty in a domestic trailer for the new action thriller Wild Card, which comes on the heels of two posters and an international trailer. Based on the fan-favorite novel by William Goldman, the film serves as a loose remake of the mostly forgotten 1987 Burt Reynolds' movie Heat, with Jason Statham stepping into replace the Hollywood icon.

Jason Statham is Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.&#160 Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.&#160&#160Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing.
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Go For A Thrill Ride With Jason Statham In First Wild Card Trailer

Lionsgate has released the exciting first trailer and poster for director Simon West’s Wild Card, starring Jason Statham.

The huge cast also includes Michael Angarano (Cyrus Kinnick), Milo Ventimiglia (Danny DeMarco), Dominik García-Lorido (Holly), Anne Heche (Roxy), Sofia Vergara (Dd), Max Casella (Osgood), Jason Alexander (Pinky), Francois Vincentelli (Benny), Davenia McFadden (Millicent ), Chris Browning (Tiel), Matthew Willig (Kinlaw), Greice Santo (Cocktail Waitress ), with Hope Davis (Cassandra) and Stanley Tucci (Baby).

If the cast doesn’t convince you to catch the film when it comes out next year, check out the trailer below.

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.
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Watch: Jason Statham Gambles With Danger In U.S. Trailer For 'Wild Card'

Hey, your bi-annual (or so) dose of Jason Statham is just around the corner! We just saw the actor in "The Expendables 3" a few months ago, and next summer he'll be back for a double whammy of "Furious 7" and "Spy." But beforehand, he's hitting the tables in "Wild Card," and  the U.S. version of the trailer has dropped today.  Based on a book by that name, a remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds movie no one remembers, directed by Simon West (forever chasing career high "Con Air"), and featuring a pretty eclectic cast including Michael Angarano (killing it on "The Knick"), Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander (Costanza!), Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci (the latter two deserving so much better), the movie is your basic Statham-cracks-skulls action thingy. Here's the official synopsis:  Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional.
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New Wild Card Trailer a Vast Improvement; Looks Like Jason Statham’s Best Movie In Years

I like Jason Statham. I especially like him in other people's movies because, as a rule, the sub-genre that's basically come to be known as "Jason Statham movies" isn't really my thing. I get the appeal, it's just not for me. But Wild Card (while still not exactly in my wheelhouse) looks like it has more personality than your standard Statham fare. For one, it's got a better cast. And, with a script by the legendary William Goldman (who, to be fair, had seen better years prior to writing Dreamcatcher with Lawrence Kasdan), it looks like it has a lot more personality than some of his other films. This new trailer is also light years better than the international one released a few weeks ago. Hit the jump to check out the Wild Card trailer. The film, directed by Simon West, also stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche,
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Full Trailer: Jason Statham In "Wild Card"

Following the first photo last week, the U.S. trailer is now out for the Jason Statham action thriller "Wild Card". Helmed by Simon West and penned by the legendary William Goldman, this one seems quirkier and more stylised than the typical "Statham movie".

Statham plays a Las Vegas bodyguard who helps a friend get revenge on a sadistic thug. Trouble is, said thug is the son of a powerful mob boss and the bodyguard soon finds himself on the run from the mob. Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci and Dominik García-Lorido also star.
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'Wild Card' Poster Featuring Jason Statham

'Wild Card' Poster Featuring Jason Statham
Jason Statham is ready to bash skulls in the first official poster for the Lionsgate action thriller Wild Card. Opening in theaters this January, William Goldman adapts his own book for this hard-hitting drama. The story was originally told in the 1987 movie Heat, starring Burt Reynolds, but as you can see, its definitely gotten an upgrade.

Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.&#160 Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.&#160&#160 Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing.

William Goldman is a two-time Academy Award-winning writer for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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Trailer for Jason Statham's Wild Card Thriller

Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming "Wild Card" crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley, Tucci, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido. Check it out below. Plot: Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes... and this time, it's all or nothing. The new movie is directed by Simon West, who previously worked with Statham on "The Mechanic." It's set to be released in theaters and on VOD on January 30th, 2015. Trailer:
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