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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘The Post’, ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘Paddington 2’, ‘The Commuter’ and More

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘The Post’, ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘Paddington 2’, ‘The Commuter’ and More
(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) It’s that time again: time to round-up the best Blu-rays available right now. This column is for you, physical media fiends. […]

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'Fifty Shades Freed' 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, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Paddington 2 Den of Thieves Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Ya action-thriller; Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan...
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Movie Review – Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Sherlock Gnomes, 2018.

Directed by John Stevenson.

Starring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Demetriou, Ashley Jensen and Matt Lucas.

Synopsis:

When all of their friends are kidnapped right out of the garden, Gnomeo and Juliet join forces with a backyard-based sleuth to track down the culprit behind a crime wave of ornament disappearances across London.

Does anybody really remember Gnomeo & Juliet? Released back in 2011, it was a strange story that adapted Shakespeare through the medium of talking garden gnomes and Elton John music. It’s not a movie that begged for a sequel and it has taken seven years to get there, but the garden ornaments are back and taking on Arthur Conan Doyle’s most iconic creation in Sherlock Gnomes, which is an enjoyable, rainbow-coloured adventure carried along on a strong current of slapstick and puns.

Those wondering how
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‘Brigsby Bear’ & Film and TV’s Best Childhood Bears

On DVD from Monday 16th April is the superb directorial debut of Saturday Night Live’s Dave McCary, Brigsby Bear. The film, which debuted to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, features an impressive cast, including Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins and Beck Bennett.

The film revolves around Mooney’s character of James whose world has just been turned upside down. As he transitions into his new life he relies on a children’s show featuring the Brigsby Bear of the tit that he grew up with to get him through.

To celebrate the release, and to link nicely to the touching story at the heart of the film, we thought we’d look at five film and TV bears from years gone by who touched our own childhoods.

Baloo

Who can
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'Peter Rabbit' tops UK box office for fourth straight week

Sony hit is now up to a huge £32.2m.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.41

Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week 1 Peter Rabbit (Sony) £3.2m £32.2m 4 2 Ready Player One (Warner Bros) £2.4m £11.5m 2 3 A Quiet Place (Paramount) £1.96m £2.7m 1 4 Love, Simon (20th Century Fox) £992,889 £1.2m 1 5 Isle Of Dogs (20th Century Fox) £840,928 £3.9m 2 Sony

A crowded week of new releases at the UK box office didn’t disrupt Peter Rabbit, which put in another impressive shift, adding £3.2m in its fourth weekend, a drop of 45%.

The film is now up to £32.2m to-date, a remarkable return after four weeks.
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Finding Your Feet movie review: it’s never too late for a fresh start in life

MaryAnn’s quick take… A tart, sharp, life-affirming dramedy, one that is slightly more edgy and far less predictable than it probably has any right to be. Celia Imrie and Imelda Staunton are magnificent. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

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When snooty, stick-up-her-butt Sandra discovers that her husband is cheating on her just as they were about to retire — something Sandra has been planning for the past 35 years — she escapes from her English countryside manor to London, to the cosy, cramped public-housing flat of the freespirited sister, Bif, she hasn’t seen in decades. Sandra seems pretty awful at first, just plain horrible and rude even as she busts her way into Bif’s life uninvited, and precisely as we’re about to grumble,
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Weinstein Co Fire Sale: Robert De Niro’s ‘The War With Grandpa’ Sold to Producers for $2.5 Million

The cash-starved Weinstein Company unloaded the completed Robert De Niro family comedy “The War With Grandpa” last November to its producers for $2.5 million, court documents show. That’s significantly less than the $28.8 million that Warner Bros. paid the company for “Paddington 2,” which went on to gross $40.4 million at the domestic box office. (TWC collected just $13 million of the sale price, with the remainder going to producer Studiocanal.) It’s also a fraction of the $7.2 million that Warner paid for rights to the still-in-development reboot of “Six Billion Dollar Man.” An individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap that...
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Weinstein Company Made $38.5 Million Selling ‘Paddington 2,’ Other Films

As its financial problems worsened, the Weinstein Company desperately unloaded films throughout the winter and fall. The beleaguered indie studio sold three movies — “The Six Billion Dollar Man,” “Paddington 2,” and “The War With Grandpa” — for a combined $38.5 million, bankruptcy filings reveal. That cash was used by the studio to meet payroll obligations and keep the lights on while the Weinstein Company’s board of directors struggled to close a sale to a group of investors led by billionaire Ron Burkle and former Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet.

However, that deal collapsed this month and the Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy on Monday, citing nearly $500 million in secured debt and unsecured obligations. Despite the sales, the company has less than $500,000 in cash. It has lined up a $25 million debtor-in-possession loan from Union Bank, and has lined up a $424.5 million stalking horse bid from Lantern Capital. That’s less than
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Bill Hader Was ‘Really Moved’ by ‘Girls Trip,’ Thinks Tiffany Haddish Is a ‘F—king Genius’

Bill Hader Was ‘Really Moved’ by ‘Girls Trip,’ Thinks Tiffany Haddish Is a ‘F—king Genius’
Anyone who’s seen “Documentary Now!” knows that Bill Hader is a cinephile. His love of film extends beyond “Grey Gardens,” of course, and in a new Village Voice interview occasioned by the imminent premiere of “Barry,” he discusses a few recent favorites. Chief among them is “Girls Trip,” which he “got emotional” during and whose ending “really moved” him.

“I totally got emotional watching ‘Girls Trip,’ and it might have been because I was on a plane. But I was really moved, weirdly, by the end of that movie,” he says.

As for why it resonated with him, well, “I just liked that she stuck up for herself, and that being honest was the thing that was celebrated. And like everybody, I think Tiffany Haddish is a fucking genius. She is unbelievably funny. But you have no idea what the thing is that will affect you.”

“Girls Trip” isn’t alone.
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Rakuten TV Empire Awards Interviews and Winners

It’s the final stop on the 2017 awards calendar, and with echoes of the hashtag chatter and acceptance speeches from the Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars still ringing in our ears the team at Empire rolled out their own red carpet this evening.

This is the eighth Empire Awards we have covered, and it’s always a fun event. With the awards voted for by the public it is chance for popular films to claim some awards glory, and the winners this year didn’t disappoint in their fan favourite status.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi took home the most awards, with winning turns in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects categories. It was wonderful to see the success of God’s Own Country making its way from the critics and Academy members to the general public. Amma Asante was honoured with the Inspiration award,
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Rule Saturn Awards Nominations

Disney dominated the Saturn Awards nominations on Thursday morning.

Marvel’s “Black Panther” nabbed a leading 14 noms, followed by Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with 13.

The winners of the 44th annual awards show will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in June.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” each earned nine nominations. Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” and James Mangold’s “Logan” scored six nods apiece. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” received five and Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes” took four.
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Rule Saturn Awards Nominations

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Rule Saturn Awards Nominations
Disney dominated the Saturn Awards nominations on Thursday morning.

Marvel’s “Black Panther” nabbed a leading 14 noms, followed by Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with 13.

The winners of the 44th annual awards show will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in June.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” each earned nine nominations. Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” and James Mangold’s “Logan” scored six nods apiece. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” received five and Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes” took four.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” led the TV fields with seven nominations, while its spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” nabbed three. CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” received five. HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult,” CW’s “Riverdale,” and Showtime’s “Twin Peaks: the
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Beyond ‘Black Panther,’ Studios Are Losing Interest in the Domestic Blockbuster

Beyond ‘Black Panther,’ Studios Are Losing Interest in the Domestic Blockbuster
As expected, last week “Black Panther” passed $1 billion worldwide when China opened to strong numbers. Overseas, the Marvel title now ranks above nearly all recent comic-book movie adaptations. Next week, it should cross $600 million in North America. This is wonderful news on many levels: For Marvel and for Disney, certainly; for diversity representation in the blockbuster realm. But what “Black Panther” can’t do is uplift the rest of the marketplace: Where “Black Panther” has soared this year, most releases lag.

The simplest way to compare year-over-year box office is to check the respective box office totals year to date. By that standard, 2018 looks terrific at the moment; we’re up eight percent.

However, by this point last year, we had five films — “Split,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” “Logan,” and “Kong: Skull Island” — open to over $40 million. “Get Out” opened a little below that, but already earned $100 million.
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Exclusive: Domhnall Gleeson on Peter Rabbit, The Little Stranger and taking advice from Dad

He’s starred in Harry Potter and Goodbye Christopher Robin (and his dad Brendan was in Paddington 2) – so needless to say Domhnall Gleeson is keeping up his family’s commitment to treasured British literature, as he now plays the lead in Will Gluck’s Peter Rabbit, based on the much loved books by Beatrix Potter.

We sat down with Gleeson to discuss his own personal relationship with the books, and what it was like to work opposite a CGI co-lead (voiced by James Corden). This leads onto a discussion about the craft of acting and how much it changes from drama school, and we get a comment on the recent controversy surrounding the film and it’s infamous ‘blackberry’ sequence, when Gleeson’s character is pelted by the aforementioned fruit despite being allergic to them.

Finally we discuss his forthcoming role in Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, as
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Here are Scenes From Paddington 2 With The Visual Effects Removed

Watching scenes from Paddington 2 with the visual effects removed is kind of different. You really get to see how the actors have to focus on a point in space or on something or someone other than the actual character in the movie. The actors and the camera usually need a visual guide to know just where Paddington is going to be in order to direct their gaze to that point so that they don’t seem as though they’re looking off into space when they’re supposed to be following the character. Even this seems like it would be tough though

Here are Scenes From Paddington 2 With The Visual Effects Removed
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Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!

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Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!Adriana Floridia3/6/2018 10:07:00 Am

March has arrived, and with it, some of the year's best films are now at the Cineplex Store!

This month, you can catch up with award-winning movies like Call Me By Your Name and Phantom Thread, or you can watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi again and again....and again!

If you missed any of these when they played theatres, or if you simply want to watch them again, here are the titles that are coming to the Cineplex Store in March!

March 6th

Our pick of the week: Call Me By Your Name (Available to Buy)

Elio, Elio, Elio...if you've seen Call Me By Your Name,
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Win A Special ‘Paddington 2’ Blu-ray Steelbook!

Studiocanal is pleased to announce that the BAFTA nominated hit ‘family film of the year’ Paddington 2 will be available on digital download from 5 March 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Uhd + Blu-ray from 12 March 2018. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 copies!

The number one box-office smash-hit, recently passing £40m, will also be released as a Blu-Ray Steelbook and as a box-set with the first Paddington film. Available to pre-order now: http://scnl.co/Paddington2HE

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it.
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Win Paddington 2 on Blu-ray

It’s competition time again Roobla fans. StudioCanal is pleased to announce that the BAFTA nominated hit ‘family film of the year’ Paddington 2 will be available on digital download from 5 March 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Uhd + Blu-ray from 12 March 2018. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 copies on Blu-ray!

The number one box-office smash-hit, recently passing £40m, will also be released as a Blu-Ray Steelbook and as a box-set with the first Paddington film. Available to pre-order now: http://scnl.co/Paddington2HE

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks
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Win Paddington 2 Blu-ray Steelbook

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Studiocanal is pleased to announce that the BAFTA nominated hit ‘family film of the year’ Paddington 2 will be available on digital download from 5 March 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Uhd + Blu-ray from 12 March 2018. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 steelbook copies!

The number one box-office smash-hit, recently passing £40m, will also be released as a Blu-Ray Steelbook and as a box-set with the first Paddington film. Available to pre-order now: http://scnl.co/Paddington2HE

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it.
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International Newswire: Women Directors Set to Shine in Cannes’ Cinefondation

In today’s International Newswire, Cannes reveals strong femme presence in Cinefondation Atelier; “Black Panther” and “Blade Runner 2049” in spotlight at VFX event Fmx; Banijay launches production company in Germany; and Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival ups Mickaël Marin.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has announced its first section, the Cinefondation Atelier, an international co-production forum, and some of its highest-profile directors, though still a minority, are women.

Mexico’s Yulene Olaizola (“Fogo”) directs a 1920s-set suspense thriller, “Tragic Jungle,” which employs Mayan myth. Maya Dreifuss, Jerusalem fest’s first-feature winner with “She Is Coming Home,” delivers “Highway
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