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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen join 'Three Seconds'

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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen join 'Three Seconds'
Bloom to kick off pre-sales on action-thriller in Cannes.

Bloom has launched talks with international buyers here on action-thriller Three Seconds with a reconfigured cast of Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen.

Andrea Di Stefano directs the story based on the Swedish bestseller by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström.

Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane, James Harris and Ollie Madden of The Fyzz Facility, which is now financing the project and represents Us rights.

Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman and Magnolia Entertainment’s Shelley Browning serve as executive producers.

Matt Cook adapted the screenplay with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland with current revisions by Distefano.

Three Seconds follows a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who goes undercover for the FBI on a mission to bust a Polish drug gang.

Bloom’s Alex Walton said: “In Escobar: Paradise Lost, Andrea
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Exclusive: Nicolas Cage plots a kidnapping in this clip from Dog Eat Dog

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Ex-cons Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death. You can see as much with Nic Cage outlining... Read More...
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Paul Schrader Unleashes Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in the Insane ‘Dog Eat Dog’ — IndieWire On Demand

Paul Schrader Unleashes Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in the Insane ‘Dog Eat Dog’ — IndieWire On Demand
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Paul Schrader has made an iconic film career off of damaged, obsessive and often deranged men, from Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” to Jake Lamotta in “Raging Bull,” Julian Kaye in “American Gigolo” and more, so it makes perfect sense he turned to Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe for his latest drama. Two actors fully capable of going to the dark side and coming out possessed with intensity, Cage and Dafoe bring an unpredictable manic energy to “Dog Eat Dog,” a wild crime thriller that is our VOD pick of the week.

Read More: ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage Pioneer New Levels of Crazy in Paul Schrader’s Insane New Crime Drama

The movie follows three ex-cons (Cage, Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook) who are hired by an eccentric
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Monster Fest announces final films for 2016 festival

Australia’s premier genre festival – Monster Fest – has unveiled its final wave of films for the 2016 festival, which is set to take place November 24-27 at the Lido Cinemas in Melbourne.

The team of features programmers – which includes festival director Kier-La Janisse, Monster Pictures co-founder Neil Foley, Boston Underground Film Festival Director of Programming Nicole McControversy and writer/programmer/punk legend Chris D. – vetted over 600 features in selecting the 2016 Monster Fest lineup, which includes new crime films Dog Eat Dog and The Hollow Point from Paul Schrader and Gonzalo López-Gallego respectively, gory slasher throwback The Windmill Massacre (reviewed here), the hometown premiere of epic period western The Legend of Ben Hall with cast in person and acclaimed Tiff selections Prevenge and Interchange alongside Fantastic Fest faves such as the Aussie-made yuletide thriller Safe Neighbourhood and the devastating – and polarizing – Playground.

From the press release:

Select panels for the Swinburne University
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Watch three clips from Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe

Ahead of its UK release this Friday, three clips have arrived online from director Paul Schrader’s new thriller Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; check them out below….

Directed by visionary filmmaker Paul Schrader, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three ex-cons attempting to adapt themselves to civilian life following extended stints in jail. Life is tough, until they are offered a job by an eccentric mob boss (played by Paul Schrader himself) with a payoff too rich to turn down, and enough dough to buy their way out of their criminal lives and start over. All they have to do is kidnap a baby, the child of a colleague who’s ripping the mob boss off. With the ‘three strikes’ law for life sentences looming over each of them and in the midst of battling their own personal demons, the smart money would be on rejecting the offer…
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Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog Now Available on VOD

Rlj Entertainment recently released Dog Eat Dog on VOD

The film stars Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Snowden), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Justice League) and directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo). Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this “sordid and engaging crime drama” (The Hollywood Reporter) starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Ex-cons Troy (Cage), Mad Dog (Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death. Dog Eat Dog tells the story of three ex-cons who botch a kidnapping. They not only lose a rich payoff, but they
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Dog Eat Dog review – nihilism with a smirk

Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage star in Paul Schrader’s lively but amoral crime drama

On a first viewing, I found Paul Schrader’s latest trawl through America’s scuzzy underbelly to be bracingly unwholesome. Shot, alternately, in brooding black and white and a luridly oversaturated palette reminiscent of a rack of cheap synthetic lingerie, it had a disreputable swagger. A second viewing emphasises the film’s more unlikable qualities – the smirking nihilism; the grimly casual objectification of women and the flippant approach to violent death as a punchline.

The film opens with a prologue featuring Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe, all sinewy neediness). After wheedling his way into the home of his ex for one last night, he snaps and does something highly regrettable. The jaunty soundtrack is at odds with Mad Dog’s spree of violence, a trope that was already slightly suspect when Tarantino made it his own 15 years ago.
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New clips from Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ with Nicolas Cage

Signature Entertainment have released a couple of new clips from the absolutely bonkers Dog Eat Dog which hits cinemas and VOD on November 18th.

We loved this film when we caught is at the London Film Festival a couple of weeks back – mostly because of its quirky off-beat style and the fantastic performances from the likes of Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

Dog Eat Dog is the story of three ex-cons attempting to adapt themselves to civilian life following extended stints in jail. Life is tough, until they are offered a job by an eccentric mob boss (played by Paul Schrader himself) with a payoff too rich to turn down, and enough dough to buy their way out of their criminal lives and start over. All they have to do is kidnap a baby, the child of a colleague who’s ripping the mob boss off. With the ‘three strikes
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Paul Schrader interview: Dog Eat Dog, Cage, Pryor

Wil Jones Nov 15, 2016

Paul Schrader chats to us about Dog Eat Dog, working with Nicolas Cage, Richard Pryor, and Taxi Driver...

Paul Schrader’s place in film history is assured, just for the fact that he wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. But to only remember him for those two Martin Scorsese movies would be ignoring a nearly 30 year directing career.

From his brilliant 1978 debut movie Blue Collar - starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto as Detroit auto workers planning to rob a union boss - he has never shied away from controversy, both on screen and behind the scenes. All the way from Blue Collar, which had a notoriously racially-charged atmosphere on set, all the way through to 2013’s infamous Lindsay Lohan-starring The Canyons, the stories behind his movies have often been as interesting as the films themselves.

And despite turning 70 this year, he doesn’t
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Paul Schrader’s Last Stand: How a 70-Year-Old Titan of American Cinema Is Fighting to Stay Relevant

Paul Schrader’s Last Stand: How a 70-Year-Old Titan of American Cinema Is Fighting to Stay Relevant
Paul Schrader has the outsized personality of a cigar-chomping studio mogul, the soul of a cinephile, and the Diy filmmaking ethos of a millennial. His career stretches back decades, but he never stops living in the moment.

He wrote “Taxi Driver” 40 years ago, kickstarting a collaborating with Martin Scorsese that continued with “Raging Bull,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and “Bringing Out the Dead.” The former film critic also has forged his own path as a director, with seminal portraits of intense masculinity like “American Gigolo,” “Affliction” and the astonishing epic “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.” He’s never really slowed down.

His latest movie, “Dog Eat Dog,” might not look like the work of a veteran director. A wacky, discursive adaptation of Eddie Bunker’s 1995 novel (scripted by Matthew David Wilder), it takes the elements of a grimy heist movie and turns them inside out.

Read More: ‘Dog Eat Dog
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for November 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for November 2016
It’s November – a time for Thanksgiving, feasts, and the presence of relatives. If you have some time off (or are trying to grab some much-needed alone time), here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week we will have more updates and information, so be sure to keep coming back. You can also check our calendar page, which has releases for the rest of the year. Eat well and keep watching!

Week of November 4 Wide

Trolls

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Gwen Stefani, Icona Pop, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake, Kunal Nayyar, Quvenzhané Wallis, Ron Funches, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel

Synopsis: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch set off
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage Pioneer New Levels of Crazy in Paul Schrader’s Insane New Crime Drama

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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage Pioneer New Levels of Crazy in Paul Schrader’s Insane New Crime Drama
Paul Schrader has made no secret of his frustrations about interference from the studios or moneymen that fund his films, going so far as to openly protest the release of 2014’s “The Dying of the Light” with a Facebook post in which he declared that the project “Was taken away from me, reedited, scored, and mixed without my input.” Of course, that was hardly Schrader’s first rodeo. A pugnacious poet-warrior whose screenwriting credits includes the likes of “Taxi Driver” and “The Last Temptation of Christ” (and whose occasionally transcendent directorial efforts make those movies look commercial by comparison), he’s never been a big fan of playing things safe. With the bawdy and intoxicatingly batshit “Dog Eat Dog,” Schrader is off the leash once and for all.

And, um, he doesn’t waste any time making that clear. “Dog Eat Dog,” which might be most coherently interpreted as a
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Nicolas Cage, Paul Schrader Reteam for Empty Crime Drama

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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Nicolas Cage, Paul Schrader Reteam for Empty Crime Drama
Supposedly, after Paul Schrader’s last film (the terrorism saga “Dying of the Light,” starring Nicolas Cage) was taken away from him and re-assembled, he was going to leave moviemaking behind for web series. But hey, cinema, it seems your dark overlord of mottled masculinity couldn’t quit you, and so we have the quasi-colorful, if mildly stale and ultimately inconsequential, crime saga “Dog Eat Dog.” The story’s veteran lowlifes — a trio of prison-hardened, homicidal thieves played by Cage, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook — could readily be taken as stand-ins for Schrader himself as he, like they, tries to squeeze.
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Watch an exclusive clip from Paul Schrader’s new film Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe

To celebrate the release of the bizarre and brilliant thriller Dog Eat Dog by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), which stars both Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage, we have an exclusive clip below from the upcoming film – released on the 18th November – which introduces the characters of Troy (Cage) and Mad Dog (Dafoe).

Directed by visionary filmmaker Paul Schrader, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three ex-cons attempting to adapt themselves to civilian life following extended stints in jail. Life is tough, until they are offered a job by an eccentric mob boss (played by Paul Schrader himself) with a payoff too rich to turn down, and enough dough to buy their way out of their criminal lives and start over. All they have to do is kidnap a baby, the child of a colleague who’s ripping the mob boss off. With the ‘three strikes’ law for
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Movie Review: Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog is an exercise in pulpy gratuitousness

An exercise in gratuitousness that’s fitful by design, Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog avoids any relationship between character psychology and visual style; they jab against each other, angrily vying for attention, as a nihilistic commentary on crime movies and genre stories. Adapted from a novel by the colorful criminal-turned-writer Edward Bunker, it focuses on a trio of repeat offenders who toe the line separating self-awareness and self-delusion: the nominally put-together Troy (Nicolas Cage), the imposing Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook), and pitifully psychopathic Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe). Prison buddies with short tempers and no impulse control, they somehow pull off a stash house robbery in spite of their own incompetence, and are offered a job by a local drug lord to kidnap a baby for ransom—a scheme that falls apart rapidly and disastrously. The fact that Dog Eat Dog is set on the outskirts of Cleveland just adds
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Dog Eat Dog Review

Dog Eat Dog aims to be your next pulpy criminal obsession, but falls short upon feeling forced into underworld seediness. There’s inherent fun thanks to magnificent character actors like Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, yet director Paul Schrader struggles to temper depravity with meaning. Audiences find themselves stuck in a cyclical circle of prisoner’s lament, where the worst of the worst happens just because. Look no farther than Schrader’s introduction – the double murder of a mother and her moody teen. Why? “Because That’S The Kind Of Movie This Is, Motherf(#Ker” is what Schrader’s tone conveys – sometimes for the best, but never without pause.

Nic Cage stars as Troy Cameron, a low-budget criminal who’s sick of tiny scores. After yet another good-enough win, he’s offered a $750K payday by Grecco The Greek (Paul Schrader). The job is simple – kidnap a baby until the father pays his debts,
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Horror Highlights: Shining In The Dark Anthology, The Similars, Monster Fest 2016, The Orphanage, Gremlin

Edited by Hans-Åke Lilja, Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library is exclusive to Cemetery Dance Publications and will feature a Stephen King story that hasn't been released since 1981. We also have updated release details for The Similars, the final wave of films announced at Monster Fest 2016, six photos / details for The Orphanage video game, and a new trailer for Gremlin.

Cemetery Dance Publications' Shining in the Dark Anthology: From Cemetery Dance: "Shining In the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library edited by Hans-Åke Lilja.

About the Book:

Hans-Ake Lilja, the founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to help celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news website on the web!

This anthology includes both original stories like the brand new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In) very rare reprints like "The Blue Air
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Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog Review

Paul Schrader’s latest directorial effort is a gritty, violent yet colourful, madcap crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook, as a cadre of ex-cons pulling occasional small-time heists for their boss, while attempting to stay one step ahead of the law and out of prison. I wouldn’t say that this was a good film by any means, though it’s definitely an entertaining one. There are so many flaws here, but as the whole thing barrels along one never really gets bored of watching what’s happening on screen.

Cage stars as Troy, the unofficial leader and brains of the outfit. Dafoe plays 'Mad Dog', a cocaine and crack addicted wastrel with an itchy trigger finger, and Cook plays Diesel, a no-nonsense heavy and tough guy. As we’ [Continued ...]
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November 2016 VOD Releases Include Don’T Breathe, The Monster

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Even though Halloween is over, that doesn’t mean the horror genre is slowing down for the month of November, as fans have a bunch of great movies hitting VOD to look forward to this month. Uncork’d is getting us into the holiday spirit early with their November 1st release of Krampus Unleashed, and the very same day, the slasher-inspired thriller Last Girl Standing makes its way to VOD platforms as well.

Don’t Breathe and Abbey Grace get their digital releases on November 8th, and the latest from The Strangers director Bryan Bertino, The Monster, arrives on VOD November 11th, along with Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, featuring Nicolas Cage. November’s VOD releases conclude with the cable VOD release of The Similars on the 15th (a film I’ve been looking forward to) followed by an iTunes and Digital release on November 22nd, and M. Shawn Crahan
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‘Man With a Plan’ Review: Matt LeBlanc’s Fall From Grace Was Foreshadowed on ‘Episodes’

‘Man With a Plan’ Review: Matt LeBlanc’s Fall From Grace Was Foreshadowed on ‘Episodes’
In the Season 4 finale of “Episodes” — the last entry we’ll see until the final season hits in 2017 — Matt LeBlanc and his friend, Sean Lincoln, are sitting at a bar, mourning his upcoming gig as a game show host. Titled “The Box,” the new series asks seven contestants (or “idiots,” as LeBlanc calls them) to spend 17 weeks trapped inside a glass cube for the chance at fame and fortune. By remaining inside, they earn points that can be used to make their stay easier (i.e., a sandwich) or make their opponents’ lives harder (dumping a boatload of bugs into their cube).

Dear God, why would someone do that?” Sean asks Matt.

“Money,” LeBlanc says. “To be on TV. I don’t know. It’s crazy.”

“Although…”

“What?”

“Well, you’re willing to be a game show host for money and to be on TV.”

“It’s a little bit different.
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