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Character breakdowns for Marvel’s Jessica Jones season 3 may reveal villain

Despite being announced just a month ago, That Hashtag Show is reporting that it has acquired casting breakdowns for the new additions to the third season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, which may well reveal which villain Krysten Ritter’s private eye will find herself going up against in the next season of the Marvel show.

[Elliott] Mid 30s-early 40s, male, open ethnicity. Must be over 5’11. A charismatic gambler and alcoholic. Attractive, quick-witted and dry. His edgy charm comes through even in the direst circumstances. Series Regular – One Year Deal

[Collins] 30-50, male, open ethnicity. He is physically spry, extremely intelligent and meticulous. Driven by a pathological need to feel superior. Series Regular – One Year Deal

[Keira] 48-52, female, please submit African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, etc. A bohemian cellist and music professor. Intelligent, wry and sexy. Self possessed and able to weather any storm. Series Regular – Possible Two Year Deal

[Zelda] 27-31, female,
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Little Pink House – Review

Catherine Keener stars as Susette Kelo, in the true-story drama about her battle against eminent domain to keep her home, in Little Pink House. Photo courtesy of Korchula Productions

A pink house is not for everyone but it was just right for Susette Kelo, especially with a lovely river view. When a local economic redevelopment organization tries to seize the Connecticut cottage she so lovingly rehabbed for a project to lure a Big Pharma company to the financially-strapped town, she fights – all the way to the Supreme Court.

There is a bit of Frank Capra mixed with “Erin Brockovich” in the true story-inspired Little Pink House. Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener plays Kelo in a moving performance as an ordinary woman pushed too far in this film from Courtney Balaker, making her directorial debut.

After her marriage failed, paramedic Kelo was looking for a place to start over. When she finds the
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Jessica Jones: This Is Where You've Seen Dr. Karl Malus Before

Image Source: Netflix Our favorite female-driven Marvel series is back. Jessica Jones season two is now currently streaming on Netflix, and a new season means that new characters have been introduced, one of these being scientist Dr. Karl Malus. You're probably wondering where you've seen him before, and we're here to help. Hint: he's been in a lot of TV shows. The name behind the familiar actor's face is Callum Keith Rennie. Although he might be new to the Marvel universe, he has been in film and television for decades. The 57-year-old actor is considered to have found acting late in life, starting theater at the age of 25, but he definitely has made up for lost time. Although Rennie had his first credit in 1993, the first role he's really known for is the character of Dodd in 2000's Memento alongside Guy Ritchie. Related: Jessica Jones: Here's Exactly What That Shocking
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Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 7 review – ‘Aka I Want Your Cray Cray’

Matt Rodgers reviews the seventh episode of Jessica Jones season 2…

The title of this mid-season episode refers to Trish’s breakout pop-song, which comes across like a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sketch, and [whisper it] is kinda catchy. Now while that statement might have devalued my opinion on everything you’re about to read, its appearance also signals that we’re in flashback territory for the majority of ‘Aka I Want Your Cray Cray’. 40-odd minutes of revealing origin story and family dynamics that’ll set up the second half of the Jessica Jones season 2 quite nicely indeed.

Straight away, as if we hadn’t worked it out already, the murderous Cenobite seen in numerous dream sequences and flashbacks is revealed to be Alisa Jones (Janet McTeer), Jessica’s mother. Much of the runtime focuses on her rehabilitation at the hands of Dr. Karl Malus (Callum Keith Rennie).

Alisa makes for an interesting character,
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Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 6 Review – ‘Aka Facetime’

Matt Rodgers reviews the sixth episode of Jessica Jones season 2…

As we approach the midway point of the season, the cogs are beginning to whir into motion for Jessica Jones, as the writers attempt to avoid that inevitable lull that has plagued these Netflix superhero ventures.

As a result we get not one, but two sex-scenes, the hilarious sight of Jessica pitching hired goons into a golf-course bunker with the precision of Tiger Woods, and a final word revelation that’s exactly what binge-watching was designed for.

Our first liaison is prompted by some voiceover self-reflection from Jessica, who has realised that the mystery doctor from the previous episode and “power woman” are romantically involved. Musing on the subject she exclaims, “Love isn’t for the weak hearted. It’s for idiots and murderers”, before hightailing it up to Oscar for a laughably out-of-character piece of impromptu body painting. It
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‘Jigsaw’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Tobin Bell, Laura Vandervoort, Paul Braunstein, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black, Edward Ruttle, Michael Boisvert, Sam Koules, Troy Feldman, Shaquan Lewis | Written by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg | Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

To be fair to the Saw movies, it was no surprise that they would eventually bring it back; and when Jigsaw was announced, one of the main questions had to be how to bring back John Kramer (Tobin Bell)? If he was brought back at all? Well now we have our answer…

When bodies start turning up around the city, it seems that Jigsaw may have returned. With him being dead though, is it the work of a copycat, or has Kramer somehow returned from the grave ten years after his reign of terror?

If you were a fan of the original Saw films
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Catherine Keener Fights for Her Home in Trailer for 'Little Pink House'

"No amount of money could replace our homes." Korchula Productions has released an official trailer for a based-on-a-true story film titled Little Pink House, starring Catherine Keener as a woman who fights a defining legal battle against the government and corporations trying to take her home away. Keener plays Susette Kelo, a small-town Emt who buys a tiny rundown cottage in New London, Connecticut, refurbishes it with her bare hands, paints it pink, meets a new guy after a bad marriage. Then she discovers powerful politicians are bent on bulldozing her blue-collar neighborhood to make way for condos and offices designed to benefit the new corporate headquarters of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. So she resists and ends up going all the way to the Supreme Court. The film's cast includes Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Keith Rennie, Giacomo Baessato, Aaron Douglas, Colin Cunningham, and Miranda Frigon. Take a look below. Here's the official
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Blu-ray Review – Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw, 2017.

Directed by Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig.

Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black, and Mandela Van Peebles.

Synopsis:

A series of grisly murders point to Jigsaw killer John Kramer as the suspect but he has been dead for 10 years… hasn’t he?

So with the inevitability that comes when one of your franchise movies has the subtitle ‘The Final Chapter’, the Saw franchise is resurrected to continue into a new era of horror movies, only this time under the guise of Jigsaw, just to let you know that – box office receipts depending – this is not just a continuation of the horror franchise that defined the 2000s but a new take on what is now regarded as a classic series that we can look back upon with the same nostalgic affection that we give Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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Imogen Poots Drama ‘Mobile Homes’ Gets U.S. Release With Dark Star – Berlin

Imogen Poots Drama ‘Mobile Homes’ Gets U.S. Release With Dark Star – Berlin
Imogen Poots’ drama Mobile Homes is heading to the U.S. after Dark Star Pictures acquired North American rights and set up a summer theatrical debut. The firm struck a deal with Mongrel International at Efm in Berlin for the border thriller, which is directed by Vladimir de Fontenay, based on his short film of the same name. The film, which also stars Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie and Frank Oulton, is filmed in Niagra Falls and tells the story of the forgotten towns…
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Berlin: Dark Star Pictures Nabs Imogen Poots' 'Mobile Homes' for U.S.

Dark Star Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the Imogen Poots-starring drama Mobile Homes.

The Canada-France co-production was written and directed by Vladimir de Fontenay, and features Poots as Ali, a young woman drifting from one motel to the next with her boyfriend and 8-year-old son. After a crisis rips their lives apart, Ali lands in a mobile home community and must reassess her sense of motherhood.

Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie and Frank Oulton also star in the indie. Mobile Homes is based on an earlier short film of the same name by French director de Fontenay.

"We are...
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Fifty Shades Freed opens to $137 million worldwide, pushes the trilogy beyond $1 billion

Universal Pictures unleashed the third and final chapter of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy into cinemas around the globe this weekend, with the Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan-headlined erotic drama Fifty Shades Freed whipping up a $137 million opening worldwide.

The film, directed by Fifty Shades Darker helmer James Foley, grossed $38.8 million domestically (down from the $85.1 million debut of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015 and the $46.6 million opening weekend of last year’s Fifty Shades Darker). Internationally, it added a further $98.1 million from international markets.

The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has now earned $1.089 billion worldwide, and is expected to top out at aruond $1.25 billion. Not bad for a combined budget of $150 million…

See Also: Read our reviews of Fifty Shades Freed here and here

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury.
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Second Opinion – Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

Fifty Shades Freed, 2018.

Directed by James Foley.

Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daughterty, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Synopsis:

Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Believe it or not, I actually did go into Fifty Shades Freed – the self-advertised climactic finale to all of this kinky fuckery – with an open mind. I’ve never once been opposed to the initial plot or watching a relationship involving Bdsm practices unfold as I do not judge anyone’s lifestyle or definition of romance. As a matter of fact, after having researched the partner roles and dynamics in between films to better understand what the hell I’m actually watching, I came away with knowledge and awareness of how sexual bondage and bedroom games can
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Hits $25 Million in International Launches

Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades Freed” has totaled $25 million in its first two days in 33 international markets.

The finale of the erotic trilogy rolls out in 57 markets this weekend, with Germany, U.K. and Ireland, France, and Brazil expected to be the top openers. “Fifty Shades Freed” posted the highest opening day of 2018 in Brazil, Russia, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Argentina, Philippines, and Switzerland.

Brazil led the way with an opening day of $2.3 million, on par with 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and 11% above last year’s “Fifty Shades Darker.” Russia generated an opening day of $1.7 million, 10% ahead of “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Germany generated $2 million in previews and then saw an opening day of $1.6 million — the same level as “Fifty Shades Darker.” In Italy, the film took 67% of the market share with $1.7 million.

Universal’s opening of “Fifty Shades Freed” should heat up moviegoing at North American multiplexes this weekend, as the film is pegged to dominate with about
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Heats Up Thursday Box Office With $5.6 Million

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Heats Up Thursday Box Office With $5.6 Million
Universal’s opening of “Fifty Shades Freed” has launched with $5.6 million at 3,150 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

The number is nearly equal to the trilogy’s sequel, “Fifty Shades Darker, which grossed $5.7 million from Thursday night previews at 3,120 venues a year ago. “Fifty Shades of Grey” took in $8.6 million at 2,830 theaters on its first Thursday night in 2015.

The finale of the erotic trilogy should heat up moviegoing at North American multiplexes this weekend, as “Fifty Shades Freed” is pegged to dominate with about $33 million at more than 3,768 locations.

Sony’s launch of family comedy “Peter Rabbit” should wind up at about $16 million at 3,725 sites, while Warner Bros.’ debut of Clint Eastwood’s thriller “15:17 to Paris” is likely to take in about $12 million at 3,042 venues.

The weekend should see a significant increase in moviegoing in the wake of a slow Super Bowl session with $94 million overall, according to comScore, as studios
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Dominates International Box Office With $9.1 Million on First Day

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Dominates International Box Office With $9.1 Million on First Day
Fifty Shades Freed” has launched with an impressive $9.1 million in its first day in international markets.

The finale of the erotic trilogy, opening in a total of 56 international markets this weekend, dominated the German market with $2 million in previews and led in France with $1.5 million on Wednesday. The French figure was on par with last year’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” despite parts of the country dealing with severe weather.

In the Netherlands, “Fifty Shades Freed” scored the biggest Ladies Nights Previews with $1.2 million, 15% ahead of “Fifty Shades Darker” and among the top four single day previews of all-time for this market.

Australia saw previews grossed $1.1 million on Wednesday, on par with “Fifty Shades Darker.” Opening day in the Philippines was $300,000 for the eighth-biggest opening day of all-time for Universal and biggest opening day of 2018 to date.

Universal’s opening of “Fifty Shades Freed” should heat up moviegoing at North American multiplexes this weekend, as the film
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Heat Up Box Office With $33 Million Launch

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Heat Up Box Office With $33 Million Launch
Universal’s opening of “Fifty Shades Freed” should heat up moviegoing at North American multiplexes this weekend, as the finale of the erotic trilogy is pegged to dominate with about $33 million at more than 3,700 locations.

Sony’s launch of family comedy “Peter Rabbit” should wind up at about $16 million at 3,700 locations and Warner Bros.’ debut of Clint Eastwood’s thriller “15:17 to Paris” is likely to take in about $12 million at 3,042 venues.

The weekend should see a significant increase in moviegoing in the wake of a slow Super Bowl session with $94 million overall, according to comScore, as studios remained reluctant to open major titles during the frenzy surrounding the pro football championship. Last year’s post Super Bowl weekend saw business jump 90% to $180 million, mostly thanks to “The Lego Batman Movie” and by 150% to $239 million in 2016 with the launch of “Deadpool.”

“The post-Super Bowl weekend frame traditionally gets things on the right track for the industry as new
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Fifty Shades Freed” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan!

Fifty Shades Freed,” which opens on Feb. 9, 2018 and is rated “R,” also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Arielle Kebbel from director James Foley and writer Niall Leonard based on the novel by E.L. James. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Fifty Shades Freed” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning!
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Jigsaw Secretly Sets Up Saw 9 and Future Sequels

After seven years, Lionsgate finally brought back the Saw franchise with Jigsaw last fall, and it seems there are already plans for for Saw 9. While promoting the home video release of Jigsaw, directors Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig revealed that certain aspects in Jigsaw actually set the foundation for Saw 9 and the future of the franchise. Here's what Peter Spierig had to say when asked about how this movie sets up Saw 9.

"There's a lot of things that go on in Jigsaw that we talked about where they could go in further movies, and so there's things with the characters and ideas that have the foundations of other things that could potentially come in the next couple of movies. You want to make the movie itself a complete experience for the audience, a satisfying experience in terms of the story, of feeling like there is a conclusion. But at the same time,
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'A Bad Moms Christmas' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Jigsaw (horror sequel; Hannah Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Tobin Bell, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Josiah Black; available now to coincide with release of 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD; rated R) Thank You for Your Service (biographical war drama; Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey, Jayson Warner Smith; rated R) Bpm (Beats Per Minute) (romantic drama; Nahuel...

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Jigsaw Lives on Blu-ray Today through Lionsgate (Jan. 23rd)

Tagline: "The Game Continues." The latest Saw film releases on Blu-ray and Video-on-demand platforms, today. The home entertainment version of Jigsaw hosts a wide arrangement of special features and extras. Released on October 27th in theatres, the film stars: Tobin Bell (Saw, 2004), Laura Vandervoot ("Smallville") Callum Keith Rennie, Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson. The film was directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. An overview of the film's many home entertainment extras are broken down here. In the story, law enforcement are chasing down a dead man. After a decade of pursuit, John Kramer (Bell) continues killing through a series of complex tricks and traps. Has Kramer returned from the dead, or is someone killing in his name? The special features, on the Blu-ray, are extensive. On the 4K version, there is a 7 part documentary, an audio commentary with the producers and an "Exploring the Props" featurette. The film will
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