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Shia Labeouf apologises for racist tirade

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Shia Labeouf apologises for racist tirade
Actor caught on camera insulting black police officer.

Troubled actor Shia Labeouf took to social media on Wednesday to apologise for a racist outburst recorded on police video.

Labeouf was caught on camera insulting a black police offer following his arrest in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday on suspicion of obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he allegedly asked a passer-by for a cigarette.

Labeouf is heard in the video saying to the black officer: “You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro.” When the officer’s white colleague asked Labeouf how he could make that statement based on the man’s colour, the actor replied, “It means a whole lot, bro.”

Moments later the actor, who was in the process of being fingerprinted by the officers, claimed he had been arrested because he was white.

Labeouf, who earned strong reviews in Andrea Arnold’s Cannes 2016 selection American Honey and stars as tennis legend John McEnroe in the
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Shia Labeouf's New Movie Sells Just One Ticket in UK

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2017-04-04T13:21:56-07:00Shia Labeouf's New Movie Sells Just One Ticket in UK


Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia Labeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.

“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”

The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.

After scoring in big studio blockbusters such as “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Labeouf has focused on
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The Crown Actress Vanessa Kirby Secures Lead Role in Mission: Impossible 6

Mission: Impossible 6 is scheduled for release next summer, and it'll be the first time a director — in this case, it's Chris McQuarrie — has returned to make a sequel in this franchise. One of the things McQuarrie did spectacularly well was introduce a wonderful female lead in Rebecca Ferguson's Ilsa Faust, and now it appears that he'll be bringing another leading lady into the spotlight in the still-officially-untitled M:i 6.

Variety reports that Vanessa Kirby is in final talks to play one of the new leads in the sequel, and though details are scarce, the report indicates that the role should be on the same level as Ferguson's last time around. That's a big part, and considering Ferguson is returning alongside franchise stalwarts Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and of course, Tom Cruise, I'm starting to wonder if McQuarrie is in danger of including too many cogs in the wheel here.
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Come And Find Me Review

Come And Find Me endears in a very Charlie Countryman kind of way (if Shia’s flick was your thing), where love motivates a regular Joe to throw himself to the proverbial lions. Think Mr. And Mrs. Smith, except only the wife is an assassin, and the husband is nothing but urban camouflage (aka cover). Writer/Director Zack Whedon never loses the reality that his graphic-designing hero is in completely over his head, and makes a better thriller for it. It’s still very monotone and a bit predictable, but Whedon stays true to the foolish things love makes us do, from challenging mercenaries to investigating government conspiracies – even when you aren’t Jason Bourne.

Aaron Paul stars as David, a boyfriend who wakes up one morning to find his girlfriend Claire (Annabelle Wallis) missing. No note, no fight the night before, no suspected cheating – just an empty bed and no answers.
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Should Shia Labeouf Play Red Hood in the New Batman Movie?

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Should Shia Labeouf Play Red Hood in the New Batman Movie?
DC fans are at it again, but they aren't petitioning to have Rotten Tomatoes shut down this time around. Shia Labeouf apparently flirted with a role in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, with the role ultimately going to Scott Eastwood. Now, fans want him to take on a completely different role in the DC Extended Universe and one fan in particular has started a petition to try and make that happen. If these fans have their way, Shia Labeouf will play Jason Todd aka The Red Hood in the Dceu. Perhaps in the Ben Affleck directed Batman Reboot? The question is, should he?

A petition has popped up on, which as of this writing has more than 1,000 signatures. The petition was started by a user going by the seemingly appropriate name of 'Redhoodinc' and it is calling for Warner Bros. to rethink their decision on not casting Shia Labeouf in the Dceu.
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Win Identicals on DVD

Director Simon Pummel's stunning new Sci-Fi film Identicals arrives on DVD and VOD from 15th August and we have 2 copies up for grabs! The dynamic film stars Lachlan Nieboer (Cross of Honour, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Nora-Jayne Noone (The Descent, The Magdalene Sisters, Savage) and follows organisation Brand New-u which identifies networks of Identicals people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives.. Contest Ends on Friday, August 26, 2016
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Identicals: DVD Giveaway

Arrow Films and Hot Property Films have kindly provided us with 2 ace DVD's to give away of their upcoming release of sic-fi thriller 'Identicals', which is available on DVD and Video on Demand from August 15.

Identicals, created by the BAFTA winning team Writer / Director Simon Pummell (Bodysong, Shock Head Soul, The Temptation of Sainthood) and Producer Janine Marmot (Kelly +Victor and Bodysong, Shock Head Soul).

Starring Lachlan Nieboer (Cross of Honour, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Nora-Jane Noone (The Descent, The Magdalene Sisters, Savage), in Identicals. the organization Brand New-u identifies networks of Identicals– people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives - and helps their customers make a life upgrade: eliminating the better-life donor, and relocating their client to that brand new life. Slater seems to have the perfect life, the perfect job and the perfect girlfriend. But
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Giveaway – Win sci-fi thriller Identicals on DVD

The sci-fi thriller Identicals is out in the UK this coming Monday, August 15th, and we’ve got two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Arrow Films; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

The dynamic film stars Lachlan Nieboer (Cross of Honour, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Nora-Jayne Noone (The Descent, The Magdalene Sisters, Savage). The film follows an organization Brand New-u which identifies networks of Identicals – people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives. Slater (Lachlan Nieboer) seems to have the perfect life, the perfect job and the perfect girlfriend. But when Slater’s girlfriend is abducted by Brand New-u, he is forced to become an Identical. As he moves through a series of parallel lives, he becomes more and more obsessed with finding his girlfriend, but what he
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'Indiana Jones 5' Has Harrison Ford Very Excited

'Indiana Jones 5' Has Harrison Ford Very Excited
A week ago today, Disney and LucasFilm made the announcement many fans had been waiting years for, confirming that Indiana Jones 5 is coming, setting a July 19, 2019 release date. Harrison Ford is confirmed to return, with Steven Spielberg back to direct. There has been nothing revealed about the story thus far, but Harrison Ford appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he revealed how excited he was to play Indy once again.

"I'll be ready. I'm excited about it. Listen, the opportunity to work with Steven (Spielberg) on this character, a chance to revisit this character which has brought pleasure to so many people...Not to mention me. No, it's fun. It's great fun to play this character. It's great fun to work with Steven. I'm looking forward to it."

When asked if they came up with an idea for the movie that he was excited about, the actor replied "Oh,
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Indy’s Back!

Indy’s Back!
We can never get too much Indy, right?

Well, that’s a good thing because Disney just announced another Indiana Jones installment coming from both director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford, who showed off his action-adventure muscle once again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement, “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019. It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor, and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

The first Indiana Jones romp, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, premiered in 1981 and the series collectively has brought in almost $1 billion in North America alone. (No wonder they want to get back on the horse!)

Details are zero at this point,
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The Films of Tomorrow: Hollywood meets Silicon Valley

There it all was, the raw shaky cam quality of images that showed nothing of the Sunset Boulevard one usually sees in movies, the much talked about acting chops of two first-time actresses that, lo and behold, are transgender women actually playing transgender women. As I sat in awe watching Tangerine, the first movie shot entirely on an iPhone 5s, what I couldn’t shake wasn’t the hype amassed along its festival and awards gala circuits. Thankfully, I realized right away the buzz was well-earned and trained my eye on the cinematic grain instead – it was purposefully tacked on as a tip of the hat to the unwieldy uni-purpose cameras. Yet another filmmaking tool breathing its last.

And why shouldn’t cameras go the way of the dodo, and the celluloid? That’s probably a question better left to the contingent of film buffs that, as their counterparts in the book v.
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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us

Whether its video helmers or stage directors, Sundance has been a reliable launchpad lieu for nouveau British talent — video helmer Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Rupert Goold (True Story) come to mind. Yet another directorial debut on our predictions list, there is reason to believe that this shot in 2014 crime drama might drop in early 2016. With a background in television (episodes of “Skins” and “Doctor Who”) prior to working on his directorial debut, Adam Smith directed the heavily sensorial and pulsating concert vid Don’t Think. Starring Michael Fassbender and festival fave Brendan Gleeson with a noteworthy trio of supporting players in Sean Harris (a must see in Yann Demange’s ’71), Lyndsey Marshal and Rory Kinnear, Trespass Against Us also employs the service of cinematographer Eduard Grau (Buried/Suffragette) and naturally an original score from The Chemical Brothers.

Gist: Three generations of the Cutler family live
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My 10 Hours Spent Watching Shia Labeouf Watch Shia Labeouf

Oh Shia Labeouf, the walking enigma. Ever since Labeouf was caught plagiarizing, it seems that he has gone off the deep end. From announcing his retirement from acting (yet continuing to act), to his weird art shows, the 29-year-old actor has radically changed his image into an apparent high art intellectual. Whether you think of him as a genius or a joke doesn't matter because he'll just keep doing what he's doing and I think there's something respectable about that. In my opinion, I think he's somewhere in between being a genius and a joke. But onto the experience!

I was at work on Tuesday when I got a message from my friend that Labeouf was in the midst of a three day movie marathon of his entire filmography in reverse chronological order at the Angelika Film Center here in New York. I responded with all caps, We're Going. At 4pm,
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James Buckley Joins Lonely Island Pic ‘Conner4real'; Evan Jones Set For ‘Shot Caller'; Goldenthal Lauded In Krakow

James Buckley Joins Lonely Island Pic ‘Conner4real'; Evan Jones Set For ‘Shot Caller'; Goldenthal Lauded In Krakow
James Buckley will make his U.S. feature debut in Connor4real, the Lonely Island movie being produced by Judd Apatow. Andy Samberg stars as a rapper whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Buckley will play Sponge, a member of Samberg’s entourage. The British actor is best known for playing Jay in the UK movie and TV franchise The Inbetweeners. Other recent credits include The Pyramid and Charlie Countryman
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Shia LeBeouf Making Some 'American Honey' for 'Fish Tank' Director

Since leaving the Transformers franchise, Shia La Beouf has made some interesting choices. No, we're not talking about his tabloid headline making behavior (although that is somewhat concerning), but rather the kind of films he's been making. His projects have ranged from the prohibition era thriller Lawless to the stylish Charlie Countryman, not to mention a revealing role in Nymphomaniac and the war drama Fury, and, of course, a peculiar turn in Sia's music video for "Elastic Heart." Now Labeouf is looking to work with Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold for her first film in the Us, appropriately called American Honey. The film, which Variety reports was also scripted by Arnold, will follow a runaway teenager who’s selling magazine subscriptions around the United States and somehow gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love. Sounds like an interesting story to put in the hands of Arnold,
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This Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – Nightcrawler, Pride, Mr. Turner, The Sound of Music, The Judge

Scott Davis looks at the big releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week from the UK…


One of 2014’s biggest surprises (and best films), Nightcrawler cemented Jake Gyllenhaal’s mini renaissance and cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s most gifted actors. Here, he stars as Lou Bloom, a “nightcrawler” who finds employment as a investigate cameraman for a local new station, and soon sets out to become the best in the business. You can read our reviews here and here, as well as revisit out podcast on the film.

Order Nightcrawler On Blu-ray Here

Exclusive to HMV is stunning limited-edition steelbook, which is available at many HMV stores nationwide, but is very limited in quantity.


Winner of Best British Debut at this year’s BAFTA’s, Pride has been a firm favourite with many across both sides of the pond, and is set to follow the
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Watch: Lucasfilm’s First Trailer For Strange Magic

The first trailer for Lucasfilm’s new animated film Strange Magic has just been released and it’s far far away from what one usually expects from George Lucas.

A madcap fairytale inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Strange Magic is a musical misadventure where elves, fairies, goblins and imps battle it out to possess a powerful love potion.

A number of cinematic and theatrical actors lend their voices to this quietly slated film including Alan Cumming (Broadway’s Cabaret, CBS’ The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (Charlie Countryman), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, Bridesmaids), and Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s Wicked, Rio 2).

Check out the first trailer below!

Strange Magic is set for release in UK theatres on 11 February 2015.
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Rupert Grint: Go See A Broadway Show!

Rupert Grint sat down with KidzVuz talking about doing plays pre-Potter, the very first Broadway show he saw (with co-star Nathan Lane in The Addams Family!), and adorably tells everyone "go see a Broadway show!" Watch the video below! In another interview with PlayBill, Rupert, Keke Palmer, and Ben Plat talk about growing up famous. Rupert mentions his amazing fans following him with whatever he does and how much it means to him. Metro Newspaper also sat down with Rupert to talk about "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman". And in "60 Seconds" he talks about weird dreams, what he might be doing if not for Harry Potter, and buying Knitwear for his tortoise. You can view the scan here!
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Charlie Countryman Review

Director: Fredrik Bond

Cast: Shia Labeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo, Rupert Grint

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis: A young man embarks on a trip of self-discovery and love with a deadly twist when he falls for a troubled Romanian beauty.

Have you ever volunteered a response to a raised question and then wished you had just kept quiet and drank your coffee instead? What about suffering a complete mental blank with no hope of a quick recovery? Apparently I haven’t learned from the former nor recovered from the latter after seeing Fredrik Bond’s debut film Charlie Countryman.

Emboldened by the sixth sense encounter with his recently deceased mother Katie (Melissa Leo) to visit Bucharest, lost soul Charlie Countryman (Shia Labeouf) embarks on a trip of self-discovery after meeting Romanian taxi driver Victor (Ion Caramitru) mid-flight. Touched by the Grim Reaper before returning
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Fury tops the UK box office chart

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October 2014…

There was big changes in the UK box office top ten this past weekend, with no less than six new entries featuring in the chart, the best of which was David Ayer’s Fury, with the Brad Pitt-headlined World War II tank thriller claiming first place with an opening haul of £2,692,786.

Opening in fourth place behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Gone Girl was the Guillermo del Toro-produced animation b, which claimed fourth with £981,432, following by Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in seventh with £571,581, Happy New Year in eighth with £568,203, Love, Rosie in ninth with £482,535 and The Babadook in tenth with £347,512.

Number one this time last year: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

1. Fury – £2,692,786 weekend (New)

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – £1,927,733 weekend (2 weeks)

3. Gone Girl – £1,597,962 weekend
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