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Equalizer 2 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD Details, Release Date Announced

Equalizer 2 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD Details, Release Date Announced
Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career when the gritty, pulse-pounding thriller The Equalizer 2 hits digital November 13 and 4K Ultra HD&#8482/Blu-ray&#8482, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Reunited with Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Denzel Washington is Robert McCall, who serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will his no-holds-barred vengeance go when the victim is someone he loves? The Equalizer 2 also stars Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) with Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Oscar winner Melissa Leo.

The digital & Blu-ray releases of The Equalizer 2 are loaded with over an hour of action-packed bonus features, including "Retribution Mode," deleted and extended scenes, The Equalizer 2 pop up trivia track and a behind-the-scenes featurette. "Retribution Mode," the follow-up to The Equalizer's "Vengeance Mode,
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The Equalizer screenwriter working on “re-imagining” of Universal Soldier

Richard Wenk, the screenwriter behind The Equalizer, The Expendables 2 and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, has revealed that he’s been working on a “re-imagining” of the cult 1992 action sci-fi Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.

“I will say that I’m just finishing up a re-imagining — let’s be clear about this it’s not a remake and it is not a redo — but it is a re-imagining of a movie called Universal Soldier,” Wenk tells Discussing Film. “Very much like The Equalizer, it’s the title that inspired me and not the movies…I’m just about to finish (the script) and turn it in this week.”

Directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), Universal Soldier saw Van Damme and Lundgren as two U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam, who are resurrected decades later as part of the secret military program, UniSol, to create an elite counter-terrorism unit.
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Will Smith to act with Aishwarya Rai?

Actor Will Smith is one of the most popular Hollywood actors in India. His films like Pursuit of Happyness, Independence day, Ali, and a lot more have a huge fan following in this country.

Talking to actor Farhan Akhtar at an event in the Us, he revealed that he wishes to act in a Bollywood Masala commercial entertainer with Aishwarya Rai, whom he met 15 years ago.

“One of the things on my bucket list is to be on a Bollywood dance sequence. I met Aishwarya 15 years ago, we had conversations about doing something together but never happened. Perhaps...

Disney Delivers Fox Brands

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Take a look at the popular movie/TV brands The Walt Disney Co. will now control and develop through their acquisition of 21st Century Fox entertainment assets, including "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "Alien" and a whole lot more:

Other franchises include "Planet Of The Apes"...

..."The Simpsons", "Die Hard", Independence Day", "Kingsman", "Family Guy", "The X-Files", "Avatar", "Predator"...

..."Ice Age", "Wolverine"...

..."Goosebumps", "American Dad:, "American Horror Story", "Deadpool", "Fantastic Four"...

..."Fargo", "The Fly", "Futurama"...

..."Home Alone", "Homeland", "M*A*S*H.", "Night at the Museum:, "The Omen", "The Peanuts Movie", "Romancing the Stone", "The Day The Earth Stood Still"...


...and a whole lot more...

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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Comic Books
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"Midway" Cleared For Take Off

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"Midway", the new multi-million dollar Ww II blockbuster from director/producer Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), starring Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Luke Evans, recently resolved their dispute with Canadian film actor's union Actra, over a 'Voluntary Recognition Agreement' and continues shooting on Montreal soundstages, September 25 to December 7, 2018:

Based on the true story of the 'Battle of Midway', a turning point in the Pacific during World War II, the new film chronicles the heroic exploits of soldiers and aviators who turned the tide of the war.

"Midway" is being produced by Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment, with Harald Kloser and Mark Gordon. Starlight Entertainment Group and Jixiang Entertainment are financing the film.

Us and China theatrical distribution is set with Lionsgate through its Summit Entertainment label stateside and Bona Film Group in Greater China.

Agc International, the international sales and distribution arm of Agc Studios, sold most of the film’s worldwide
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15 CGI Villains That Hurt Their Movies (And 10 That Saved Them)

Blockbuster movies ditched costumes and puppets for the easier route of creating creatures and effects with layers upon layers of CGI sometime in the '90s, and action heroes have been acting against tennis balls ever since.

You can blame James Cameron for that, as he pioneered the use of CG with Industrial Light and Sound for his 1989 movie The Abyss. The early effect of a liquid, shape-shifting alien hasn’t exactly aged like fine wine, be Cameron later perfected the effect for his 1992 Terminator sequel.

After this, blockbuster movies were changed for good. Action superstars like Stephen Spielberg and Roland Emmerich quickly followed Cameron’s lead, combing practical effects with CGI in iconic movies like Jurassic Park and Independence Day. Nowadays, some studios ditch sets, stunts, and even costumes in favour of green screens and motion-capture.

Of course, it doesn’t always work out for the better. We’ve
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"Midway" Take Off Delayed

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"Midway", the new multi-million dollar Ww II blockbuster from director/producer Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), starring Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Luke Evans, is in conflict with Canadian film actor's union Actra, who are prohibiting their members to accept work on the production, in any capacity, under threat of discipline, despite the film already booked to shoot on Montreal soundstages, September 25, 2018 to December 7:

According to Actra: "...please be advised that Midway Island (Canada) Productions Inc., the producer of the feature film 'Midway', scheduled to shoot in Montreal in September...

"...has not executed a valid 'Voluntary Recognition Agreement' in accordance with the 'Independent Production Agreement'. The production is considered a 'non-signatory'.

"As such, Actra members are hereby prohibited from accepting work in any capacity on the aforementioned production. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Actra By-laws & Constitution ..."

Based on the true
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Jeff Goldblum Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions About Himself

 For those who are more familiar with his face than his name, Jeff Goldblum is an American actor who has been appearing in some very well-known movies ever since the 1980s. After all, his performance as Seth Brundle in The Fly was what raised his profile, which was one of the reasons that he went on to appear in movies such as Jurassic Park and Independence Day. Given the taste for nostalgia that dominates the present, it should come as no surprise to learn that Goldblum has shown up in the follow-ups to those movies along with a host

Jeff Goldblum Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions About Himself
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Gemini Man Poster Splits Will Smith in Half

Update; We have been informed by Paramount Pictures that this is not an official Gemini Man poster. It is fan-made. Official first look posters, images and a trailer will be forthcoming.

Original Story: The first poster for director Ang Lee's Gemini Man has made its way online. This represents a return to action movies for Lee, who has been focused on more dramatic and ultimately awards-friendly fare over the course of the last fifteen years or so. Hulk left a bad taste in his mouth too, apparently. This time around, he's brought Will Smith along for the ride in what could be one of the more intriguing blockbusters coming our way in 2019.

Currently, there isn't a ton of plot information available for Gemini Man, but the poster plays on what we do know. We see a split down the middle, teasing two different version of Will Smith. This movie
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Adam Sandler, A24 Pic ‘Uncut Gems’ Adds Hollywood Veteran Judd Hirsch

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Adam Sandler, A24 Pic ‘Uncut Gems’ Adds Hollywood Veteran Judd Hirsch
Exclusive: Hollywood vet Judd Hirsch, star of CBS series Superior Donuts and Independence Day, is joining the supporting cast of A24’s Safdie brothers movie Uncut Gems.

Adam Sandler will star as a jewelry store owner and dealer whose life is turned upside down when his merchandise is stolen. The film is set in New York’s diamond district, and Hirsch will play Sandler’s father-in-law.

As we reported yesterday, Eric Bogosian is also joining with other key casting in the works. Pic’s script comes from the Safdies — Josh and Ben — and Ronald Bronstein. Producers are Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Productions and Elara PicturesSebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Martin Scorsese & Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producers.

Hirsch, 83, is a Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy winner whose stage and screen career spans five decades. He was Oscar-nominated for 1980 pic Ordinary People and at the same
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World War II epic Midway adds Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid and more

Deadline is reporting that Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen), Dennis Quaid (Fortitude), Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), Luke Kleintank (Man in the High Castle), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), and Etsushi Toyokawa (Love Letter) have signed on to the cast of the World War II epic Midway.

The film is being directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), and tells the story of the Battle of Midway, a major turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II, chronicling the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict.

The new additions join the previously announced Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Mandy Moore (47 Meters Down), Patrick Wilson (Aquaman) and Ed Skrein (Deadpool) in the cast of the $100 million budgeted action-drama, which is set to begin shooting in Honolulu in September.
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Review: McQuarrie's 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' is a Megaton Blast

Directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible was a critical and commercial success when it opened in May of 1996. Based on the 1960s CBS series of the same name, the action-packed spy thriller grossed $75 million in its first six days, surpassing the record set by Jurassic Park, and became the third highest-grossing film of that year, bested only by Twister and Independence Day. Two decades later, the Mission: Impossible series has grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide, becoming one of the most successful franchises in movie history. The latest installment, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed the last entry in the series, 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Cruise returns for his sixth assignment in the role of Impossible Missions Force (Imf) team leader Ethan Hunt, but does he accomplish anything, or is the follow-up set to self-destruct? A direct sequel to McQuarrie's Rogue Nation,
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Q&A with Occupation Director Luke Sparke

What if visitors from the stars came to Earth... and didn't come in peace? That question is explored in the new sci-fi movie Occupation, and to celebrate the film's Us release in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD platforms from Saban Films, we caught up with director/co-writer Luke Sparke to discuss the inspiration behind his alien invasion story, the amazing Star Wars memorabilia on set, and the development of a sequel!

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Luke. How and when did you come up with the story for Occupation?

Luke Sparke: I’ve always been a fan of the fantastical type of stories, growing up through the 1980s and experiencing some of the best films ever made. As a kid, I would always look out to the horizon in my Australian country towns I grew up in, and imagine if the lights
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Comic-Con Program For July 21 Features ‘Deadpool 2’ Unrated Cut, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’ & More

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is quickly approaching, so we’re finally getting a good look at the schedule for the show. Even though that we’re only a few weeks away, the official blog for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has begun to reveal the daily schedule for the show. In the last two days, we’ve seen the list of panels and events for Thursday, July 19th and Friday, July 20th.

Now, the Friday, July 21st schedule has been revealed, confirming panels for ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Black Lightning’ and DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. Con-goers will also be privy to the premiere of an uncut version of ‘Deadpool 2′ and a 25th anniversary screening ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. The only big mystery left to solve will be what the Warner Bros. panel will consist of although ‘Aquaman’, ‘Shazam’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984′ are all good bets. Here are some of the
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Luke Evans to lead the cast of Roland Emmerich’s WWII film Midway

Luke Evans has signed on to the cast of Midway, the upcoming big budget World War II action epic from director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day).

The film will tell the story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater during WWII, and Evans is set to portray Commander Wade McClusky, who would go on to win a Naval Cross for his role in the battle.

Evans – who is currently shooting the comedy Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston – joins a cast that so far includes Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Mandy Moore (47 Meters Down).


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Is Sacha Baron Cohen Teasing New Donald Trump-Themed Project In July 4 Tweet?

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Is Sacha Baron Cohen Teasing New Donald Trump-Themed Project In July 4 Tweet?
In a Twitter post today, Sacha Baron Cohen shared a video message that appears to tease a new project with Donald Trump and the now-defunct Trump University as its central themes. The tweet is headlined: “A message from your President @realDonaldTrump on Independence Day” and includes a clip of Trump dissing the Borat and Ali G star, saying Baron Cohen should “go to school” to “learn about being funny.” The video (check it out below) then concludes with the text “Sacha graduates. Soon,” followed by the Trump University logo. Earlier in the video, Baron Cohen’s face is superimposed along with the words, “He’s back as you’ve never seen him before.”

Baron Cohen and Trump have a long, contentious history. The former interviewed a pre-potus Trump years ago for Da Ali G Show, trying to get him to invest in “an ice cream glove.” Trump has said he
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Box-Office Preview: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to Buzz Past 'First Purge' With $75M-$85M

Box-Office Preview: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to Buzz Past 'First Purge' With $75M-$85M
Dystopian horror pic The First Purge hopes to set off fireworks when it hits theaters on July 4 in advance of Friday's debut of the summer's latest superhero tentpole, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Independence Day is a mixed bag when it comes to moviegoing, since many consumers are tied up with other activities.

Marking the fourth installment in Universal and Blumhouse's successful horror franchise, The First Purge is targeting a $25-$30 million Wednesday-Sunday launch, including previews on Tuesday night. Platinum Dunes is also a producer on the series.

First Purge won't have much time to itself before Disney and Marvel'...
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3 Successful Franchise Revivals and 3 Failures

George Chrysostomou with three successful franchise revivals and three failures…

Franchise revivals are an ever present part of Hollywood today. Whilst audiences love sequels, prequels, original properties and reboots, there’s nothing quite as nostalgic as a franchise revival – taking a property from years ago, giving it a fresh coat of paint and selling it as a continuation or perhaps an improvement over what it once was. This list features sequels and reboots, but most of all puts the emphasis on the return of fan favourite franchises that may or may not have lost their way. First I would like to point out some honourable mentions. For a success it has to be the Jurassic Park series, which has continued to go from strength to strength in both movies and games, while Spider-Man is another that has been reinvigorated. As for failures, RoboCop is one such property, and another memorable
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Mission: Impossible Revisited: Tom Cruise Lights the Fuse

In just under a month, the sixth installment of Paramount's Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible Fallout, will hit theaters, bringing Tom Cruise's iconic Ethan Hunt character back for another edge-of-your-seat adventure. As we get ready for Ethan Hunt's return, and what has been said to be Tom Cruise's most death-defying stunt yet, we're going to revisit the franchise from the beginning, examining one movie a week before Fallout's release on July 27, and we begin with the one that started it all ,1996's Mission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise had already been a global mega-star by the time he came aboard to star and produce Mission: Impossible, which was the first film produced under his Cruise/Wagner Productions company with longtime producing partner Paula Wagner. This franchise, however, would help Cruise cement his legacy as one of the few action stars who insists on doing all of his own stunts, which
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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’

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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’
Jeff Goldblum has returned to one of his most successful roles with Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Goldblum first played the character in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” back in 1993. The actor has had a highly successful career in film, television and theater for over 40 years.

Goldblum’s film career started in a particularly auspicious manner since his first four films were all highly regarded works of the early 1970s: “Death Wish”, “California Split”, “Nashville” and “Next Stop, Greenwich Village.” He continued to work in film and television for the next four decades and even returned to Broadway a few times, most notably in the highly regarded Martin McDonough play “The Pillowman.”

Along the way Goldblum has picked up a number of award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for “Little Surprises.” He received an Emmy nomination for a guest
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