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Exclusive V For Vendetta LP Artwork Remembers the Fifth of November

Coming October 5 will be the first ever LP releases for James McTeigue’s V For Vendetta, the live-action adaptation based on Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s DC/Vertigo Comics series. Featuring tracks from Cat Power as well as Antony and The Johnsons, Varese Sarabande’s LP will also contain the music of Oscar winner Dario Marianelli. The […]

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‘Breaking In’ Review

Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Seth Carr, Mark Furze, Jason George, Christa Miller, Damien Leake | Written by Ryan Engle | Directed by James McTeigue

Breaking In stars Gabrielle Union as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on breaking in…

Let’s get this out of the way first, Breaking In is the personification of what Direct-to-Video represents… Even though the film made a [albeit brief] appearance in UK cinemas! The merits of filmmaking and all round production are unequivocally abysmal. Made even more tragic and disheartening with sizeable talent in front and behind the camera. Most notably that of director James McTeigue, with credits such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta,
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11 Most ‘Hair-Raising’ Movie Moments, From ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (Photos)

11 Most ‘Hair-Raising’ Movie Moments, From ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (Photos)
Some of the most iconic hair fashion statements of all time are movie hair. Cher Horowitz in “Clueless.” Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” David Bowie’s hair in “Labyrinth.” The list goes on. And then there’s the not so good hair moments in the movies. Arguably the most famous of those is having its 20th anniversary this week, the infamous “hair gel” scene from “There’s Something About Mary.” In honor of that classic and unfortunate hair gag, we decided to look at some of the other times that things in movies got a little hairy.

“There’s Something About Mary”

Why does this scene work as well as it does? The gag isn’t especially plausible, but it taps into that crippling fear that the world somehow knows the dirty deed you’ve just done in the privacy of your own bathroom. And Cameron Diaz’s hair,
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Sequel Bits: ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘World War Z 2’, ‘Expendables 4’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘It Chapter 2’

Sequel Bits: ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘World War Z 2’, ‘Expendables 4’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘It Chapter 2’
In this edition of sequel bits: Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to). J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2. Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer. Natalie Portman is […]

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Amazon Prime schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Amazon Prime has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first seasons of both the Indian reality competition series “Comicstaan” and the Tour de France travelogue “Eat.Race.Win” and season 4 of the charming children’s series “Tumble Leaf.”

And there will also be new to Amazon Prime seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the final episodes of the Emmy-winning FX drama “The Americans,” all 12 seasons of the groundbreaking police drama “NYPD Blue” and all seven seasons of the Kyra Sedgwick crime series “The Closer.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime including the four films in the “Jaws” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1

21 Jump Street (Seasons 1-2)

Burn
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Natalie Portman Wants To Make a V For Vendetta Sequel

Not only do the fans of the film V For Vendetta want a sequel, but so does the star of the movie! V For Vendetta was one of my favorite movies released in 2005. It was just such a well-made film and Natalie Portman gave an insanely great performance! Turns out, she would like to reprise her role in a sequel one day.

During a recent Q&A hosted by BuzzFeed, Portman was asked which of her films she'd love to make a sequel to, and that's when the actress said, "Maybe V for Vendetta."

She doesn't go into any detail. It's just a straightforward and simple answer, but it's something that fans would love to see happen! The fact that she's open to it is definitely a plus so now the studio just needs to get the wheels in motion and make it happen.

Last year, there was a report
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Natalie Portman’s Interested In Making A V For Vendetta Sequel

V for Vendetta isn’t just an overlooked gem – it’s one of the best comic book films ever made. It’s also a film that continues to resonate within subsequent socio-political climates, especially right now when political tensions have been as furiously divisive as they’ve ever been.

Thematically, Alan Moore’s graphic novel is all about personal liberation and anarchy; disobeying authority and following your own path, the need for chaos to find unity and peace. The film (adapted from a screenplay by the Wachowskis) doesn’t quite capture this, though it does possess its own air of anti-authoritative rebellion.

While the movie’s themes don’t fully correspond with Moore’s philosophy – to him V was a symbol, not a leader, whereas in the film he has a more personal agenda – it still does provide some food for thought, while never coming at the expense of good old fashioned action adventure.
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Film News: Lana Wachowski to Present ‘Bound’ at 2018 Cinepocalypse on June 27

Chicago – The roots of the Chicago-born Wachowski Siblings is in the 1990s, with their unforgettable directorial debut “Bound” (1996). To celebrate that landmark, the Cinepocalypse Film Fest invited Lana Wachowski to present the film at the historic Music Box Theatre on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 (7pm). To purchase tickets, click here.

Bound” tells the story of Violet (Jennifer Tilly), who longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano). Her life gets a bit complicated when she begins a same sex affair with Corky (Gina Gershon), and the two women hatch a scheme to steal two million dollars from the mafia. At the time, the film broke barriers for its realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film, and critics praised it’s signature Wachowski style and humor.

Lana Wachowski, Photo by Joe Arce

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

In 1996, Larry (Lana
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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew

10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew
Bullet time, trench coats, red pills / blue pills: the Wachowski siblings changed the game with The Matrix, the sci-fi action thriller that blew our minds in 1999. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about The Matrix.

Proof of concept.

The Chicago-born Wachowski siblings got their start in the comic book world, writing stories for Hellraiser creator Clive Barker's Razorline imprint at Marvel. The first Wachowski script to get made by Hollywood was Assassins. It was directed by Richard Donner and was so heavily rewritten they tried to have their names removed. The Wachowskis definitely wanted to direct The Matrix. Producer Joel Silver was blown away by the script but knew the studio wouldn't have confidence in the unproven duo as directors. So he suggested they make something smaller first. So the duo wrote, directed, and executive produced the neo-noir thriller Bound.

More than one "one."

Neo,
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Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’

Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’
The first episode of “Patrick Melrose” was a tour de force for Benedict Cumberbatch, but the second episode belonged to Hugo Weaving. Titled “Never Mind,” the episode is sure to be Weaving’s Emmy submission for academy judging if he is nominated for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor. David Melrose, father to Cumberbatch’s Patrick, is a scenery-chewing role for the accomplished actor, who has never been nominated for an Emmy or Oscar in three decades on screen, including such iconic roles as Agent Smith in “The Matrix,” V in “V for Vendetta” and Elrond in both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” Weaving has however reached national-treasure status in his homeland, winning four Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards this decade.

SEEwhat Benedict Cumberbatch revealed on the red carpet.

David’s death is the inciting incident of the five-hour Showtime miniseries adapted from semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn,
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Movie Review – Breaking In (2018)

Breaking In, 2018.

Directed by James McTeigue.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus, Christa Miller, Jason George, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden and Damien Leake.

Synopsis:

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Bless Gabrielle Union for the thoroughly undeserved commitment she lends to this fundamentally naff yet mildly efficient home invasion thriller. You’ve probably seen movies like Breaking In many, many times before, and while this isn’t an especially spirited rendition, its mediocrity is somewhat offset by the solid work both in front of and behind the camera.

In a half-baked attempt to elevate itself above similar entries into the genre, the film sees Union’s Shaun Russell and her two children shacking up at her late father’s high-tech fortress of a home in order to settle his affairs. Before long, a quartet of thieves arrive on the scene, dead set
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‘Breaking In’ Review: Dir. James McTeigue (2018)

Breaking In review: James McTeigue directs this thriller with Gabrielle Union from a screenplay from the writer of The Commuter.

Breaking In review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Breaking In review

Although it has passed us by, Mother’s Day is coming to the Us, and therefore it is time to churn out an easy to market film for those who haven’t planned for the special occasion. With the tagline ‘Payback is a Mother’, and a stern looking Gabrielle Union on the poster, this is a fantasy thriller for audiences that like to whoop at the protagonist’s ability to overcome her assailants. The plot is simple, home invaders come to house looking for a safe, take children hostage, and suffer retribution from the mother. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it also lacks a single original thought. Anyone who has seen any films with a similar plot has
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Breaking In movie review: setting her house in order

MaryAnn’s quick take… This perfunctory home-invasion flick can’t whip up much suspense, and it strains for a feminism that it doesn’t know how to engage. But Gabrielle Union’s movie-star charisma shines through. I’m “biast” (pro): love Gabrielle Union

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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The home invasion in coming from inside the house! Shaun (Gabrielle Union: Top Five) takes her kids — teen Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and preteen Glover (Seth Carr: Black Panther) — to her family’s Wisconsin lakeside estate for the weekend, to prepare it for sale after the death of her “prominent Chicago businessman” father. The trouble is, bad guys led by Eddie (Billy Burke: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) got there first: they’re already in the rambling manse, searching for a hidden safe that,
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Breaking In (2108) – Review

A big holiday’s approaching, and you’ve not gotten a thing for Mom? Instead of waiting in line for Brunch or picking through the last few roses at the flower shop, how about a movie? The studios are way ahead of you. Opening this weekend are two distinctly different motherhood movies on the screens not filled with that superhero smack-down. Competing for your cash are the collegiate comedy Life Of The Party with Melissa McCarthy getting her degree alongside her daughter, and this action thriller with Gabrielle Union going to extreme lengths to protect her kids from a quartet of creeps. Ms. Union’s character is a new addition to the long list of tough movie moms from Greer Garson’s Oscar-winning turn as Mrs. Miniver to Sally Field’s seeker of revenge in Eye For An Eye, and finally the very similar defender played by Jodie Foster in
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Natalie Portman Reprises Queen Amidala, Defends the Prequels in New ‘SNL’ Rap

Natalie Portman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in over a decade last night, and she reprised a certain segment that caught ablaze on the internet during her first go-around. Portman made her SNL hosting debut in 2006, at which point she was coming off some strong dramatic turns in films like Garden State and Closer, and she was there promoting a different turn in V for Vendetta. But Portman still had a bit of a “quiet good girl” vibe in the public eye, and she turned that on its head with a fantastic SNL Digital Short …
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Secret ‘Annihilation’ Clip Unlocked and Brings Something Back With It

Much like the viral marketing for mother!, Paramount Pictures has been unlocking new footage on the viral website for Alex Garland’s Annihilation, in theaters February 23rd. In the latest piece of footage, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eight, “Twin Peaks”) tells Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black Swan) that something was brought back from inside the “shimmer”. Here’s […]
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Hidden ‘Annihilation’ Clip Reveals the Shimmer’s Eventual Takeover

Hidden ‘Annihilation’ Clip Reveals the Shimmer’s Eventual Takeover
We already gushed over the first trailer for Ex Machina director Alex Garland‘s Annihilation, which took us into this dream-like sci-fi horror nightmare that harkens back to all sorts of genre films like Jurassic Park, Predator, and even Contact. Now, discovered on the official website is a clip in which Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eight, “Twin Peaks”) explains to Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black […]
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Gabrielle Union is One Badass Mom in The Trailer For Breaking In

An intense trailer has been released for a new home invasion thriller coming out called Breaking In. The movie stars Gabrielle Union as a mother "who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In." She comes off as being a complete badass in the film. She's like the John McClane of moms.

The movie is being directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8) from a script written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop). It also co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Breaking In hits theaters on May 11th. It looks like it could be a solid thriller! Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.
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Breaking In Trailer Features Gabrielle Union

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Watch the brand new trailer now.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer ProductionsJames Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical PicturesCraig Perry and Sheila Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon,
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