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HBO Europe Orders Quirky Norwegian Comedy ‘Wilderness’ From ‘Cold Pursuit’ Writer Kim Fupz Aakeson

HBO Europe Orders Quirky Norwegian Comedy ‘Wilderness’ From ‘Cold Pursuit’ Writer Kim Fupz Aakeson
Kim Fupz Aakeson, writer of Liam Neeson feature Cold Pursuit, has created a quirky Norwegian comedy for HBO Europe. The premium broadcaster has commissioned eight-part series Utmark/Wilderness, which will be directed by Dagur Kári, director of Paul Dano’s The Good Heart.

Aakeson is also behind AMC’s David Schwimmer drama Feed The Beast, which was based on his Danish series Bankerot. It is produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kvae at Paradox.

Utmark/Wilderness is a quirky comedy drama set in a small Norwegian town a little north of the middle of nowhere. A sheep lies savaged. A dog runs free. A wife leaves her husband. So begins a chain of revenge that entangles a whole town. Corrupt sheriff, alcoholic shepherd, nature-loving bootlegger, God-hating pastor, grieving pimp…everyone knows everyone in this secluded corner of the Nordic North. Now an optimistic new school teacher rolls in, hopeful for a fresh start.
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The Best Of The First Half Of 2019

Welcome to July folks. Here’s something fun, which we do every single year right around this time. This article should come as no surprise, as you see me write this around the same point, but time really flies, doesn’t it? We’re officially in the month of July now and have entered into the second half of the year. That of course means one thing…well, it means a lot of things, but here it means one thing specifically: it’s time for my mid year look at the best of the first half! As of the writing of this piece, I’ve seen just over 175 movies so far in 2019, which is a bit more than the normal amount for me, for what that’s worth. It’s going to be a fairly thorough and doesn’t really omit any huge early year releases, so that’s good.
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Kingsman Prequel Gets an Official Title, Logo & Synopsis

Kingsman Prequel Gets an Official Title, Logo & Synopsis
We finally have some concrete details regarding the Kingsman prequel movie. Director Matthew Vaughn has, somewhat quietly, been working on the third entry in the franchise, which will be taking us back to where it all began. Now, we know that the movie will not be titled The Great Game, as had been previously reported. Instead, it's going to be called The King's Man, per a press release from Disney and 20th Century Fox.

The studio also revealed the movie's first official logo, which takes the classic Kingsman look, but updates it with appropriate punctuation and spacing to fit the new title. Not much can be extracted from the title or the logo, other than the fact that this will clearly be more of a one-man mission, as opposed to a group effort. Additionally, Disney/Fox also revealed the official synopsis for The King's Man, which reads as follows.

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Cold-Blooded Murder: The Best Crime Thrillers Set In The Snow

Thrillers set against a snowy backdrop have been an aesthetic choice for years. The calm but deadly environment is often used as an obstacle for characters to overcome or perish in, adding to the rising human threat around them. When used well, a wintery setting can be incredibly effective at bringing the chills.

To celebrate the release of Cold Pursuit on 24th June, we take a look at some of the best crime thrillers set against the snow.

Fargo (1996)

The Coen Brothers’ classic sees the inept Jerry (William H. Macy) embark on a kidnapping scheme in order to escape his financial problems. As the plan falls apart and what was supposed to be a victimless crime turns bloody, a tenacious local sheriff (Frances McDormand) sets her sights on solving the ever-increasing number of murders.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

In the star-studded Agatha Christie thriller, the greatest detective in the world,
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Five Studios Launch ‘Ultimate Movie Weekend’ Rental Sale Across U.S. Digital Services

  • Variety
A group of Hollywood studios wants to remind consumers that they can rent movies — including recent releases not available on Netflix — from a wide array of digital providers, through a four-day promo offering discounts on titles starting at 99 cents.

Dubbed the “Ultimate Movie Weekend,” the special sale runs May 31-June 3 and will offer select titles from Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Notably absent from the campaign: Disney and 20th Century Fox (which Disney recently acquired).

It’s touted as the first coordinated, multi-studio and multi-platform promotion of its kind in the U.S., spanning the five studios and 18 internet and pay-tv services. Retailers participating in the Ultimate Movie Weekend will offer 50-250 movies at discounted prices — as low as $2.99 for recent releases and 99 cents for catalog movies. Each retailer sets prices independently.

Recently released titles available through the promo include “Aquaman,” “A Star Is Born” (2018), “Bumblebee,
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Liam Neeson Enlists in Kingsman Prequel The Great Game

Liam Neeson Enlists in Kingsman Prequel The Great Game
Liam Neeson has taken his next assignment, as he's been added to the cast of The Great Game. This is just one of two movies in the Kingsman franchise based on Mark Millar's comic book series that is currently in the works. While director Matthew Vaughn has plans for a sequel to 2017's The Golden Circle, this is actually going to serve as a prequel that will introduce us to a number of new characters. And one of those characters will be played by Neeson.

Matthew Vaughn, who directed both of the previous entries in the series, recently discussed some of his plans for Kingsman 3, which will apparently wrap up the relationship between Taron Egerton's Eggsy and Colin Firth's Harry. Buried within a report covering that bit of information was a new casting detail, stating that Liam Neeson will be included in The Great Game, which Vaughn
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Lionsgate Fourth Quarter Revenue Falls Below Wall Street Expectations

Lionsgate reported revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter on Thursday that fell shy of Wall Street expectations, as the film business experienced a 20% decline in revenue in 2018.

The film and TV company reported a net loss of $159 million, or a loss of 72 cents per share, after reporting earnings of 41 cents per-share during the same period a year ago. Wall Street analysts tracked by Yahoo Finance had forecast Lionsgate would report a loss of 6 cents per-share. The company said that when adjusted, however, it was per-share earnings of 11 cents.

Revenue for the quarter was $914 million, a decline compared with the same period a year ago, during which Lionsgate generated revenue of $1.04 billion. Analysts expected revenue to hit $949.44 million in the quarter.

Also Read: Lionsgate Hires Former Warner Bros. Executive Lynn Whitney to Head Worldwide Paid Media

“We’ve completed a very active and productive fiscal 2019 in which we set in place
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Watch at Home: Never look away from ball culture while synchronized swimming

Nathaniel R giving you the heads up on what's available to you now to screen at home.

New on DVD/Blu-Ray

• Fighting With My Family - Rising star Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) leads the ensemble in this film about a female wrestler

• Her Smell - Elisabeth Moss won raves for playing a punkrock addict in this indie with a riot grrrl style soundtrack.

Never Look Away - the least discussed and last-released nominee for last year's historically popular Foreign Film competition at the Oscars (all five were hits which just about never happens)

Also new: Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit, the popular documentary Apollo 11, and the horror flick Happy Death Day 2 U. New to streaming after the jump...
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Liam Neeson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘The Minuteman’

  • Variety
Liam Neeson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘The Minuteman’
Liam Neeson is returning to familiar turf, starring in the independent action-thriller “The Minuteman” from director Robert Lorenz.

Voltage Pictures is on board to represent the movie at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA and UTA Independent Film Group will co-represent the U.S. rights.

Neeson has starred in the “Taken” trilogy, along with “Widows,” “The Commuter,” “Run All Night” and “Cold Pursuit.” He’ll next be seen in “Men in Black: International.”

Production on “The Minuteman” will begin in September on location in New Mexico and Ohio. Lorenz directs from a script he co-wrote with Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz, about a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy being hunted by the cartel.

The Minuteman” will be produced by Zero Gravity Management’s Tai Duncan and Mark Williams, alongside Sculptor Media’s Warren Goz and Eric Gold. Raven Capital Management’s James Masciello will executive produce.
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Cold Pursuit Deleted Scene Flushes Drugs in the Liam Neeson Crime Thriller [Exclusive]

Cold Pursuit Deleted Scene Flushes Drugs in the Liam Neeson Crime Thriller [Exclusive]
Cold Pursuit is the latest revenge fueled epic from action icon Liam Neeson, and it brings plenty of excitment, thrills and some very dark humor to the genre. The movie is available today on Digital, and we have an emotional deleted scene that features Liam Neeson and his on-screen wife played by Laura Dern. Though it's no longer in the movie, it actually offers some insight into the dark and twisted tale behind Cold Pursuit.

This deleted scene shows Laura Dern as Grace, who is feeling guilt over her son's death. She blames herself for his drug addition, and pours her stash down the toilet. Which is quite upsetting for Liam Neeson's character, and you cn tell he is not going to let this stand. The exclusive deleted scene is from today's Digital release of the movie, with the Blu-ray hitting on May 14th. For those of you who can't
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Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience

Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience
The very dark comedy Cold Pursuit arrives on digital and Blu-ray this month, giving viewers a chance to catch what they might have missed in theaters. The movie is a remake of the Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, and hails from the same director – Hans Petter Moland. This exclusive Cold Pursuit clip from the home media […]

The post Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience appeared first on /Film.
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New to Streaming: ‘Burning,’ Joanna Hogg, ‘Knock Down the House,’ ‘Fighting with My Family,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

Most love affairs don’t start when girl finds boy dancing on top of a K-Mart checkout counter to Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” but it’s a fitting start for Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, a sprawling, over-sized epic road trip following a magazine crew’s tour of the midwest. Anchored by a flawless performance from first-time actress Sasha Lane (who holds her own in scenes with movie stars like Shia Labeouf and Riley Keough), it’s a funny, heartbreaking, and tense drama with boundless energy and enthusiasm as Arnold examines culture conditions from wealthy Kansas City suburbs, a rust belt town
See full article at The Film Stage »

May 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Scary Stories, The Perfection, Starfish, I’LL Take Your Dead, Climax, Greta

Hard to believe we’re about to bid another month adieu, but May is nearly upon us now, which means we have a ton of new films hitting various digital and VOD platforms in the coming weeks. Things kick off in a big way on the 3rd with a quartet of releases, including I’ll Take Your Dead from Shout! Studios, Paul Hyett’s The Convent, Dead Trigger and Cold Pursuit, featuring Liam Neeson.

May 7th is yet another busy day for digital releases, with Gaspar Noé’s Climax, Room for Rent, and the Scary Stories doc all making their digital debuts, and if you happened to miss it in theaters, Neil Jordan’s Greta hits various platforms a week later on the 14th. On May 17th, Slaughterhouse Rulez, featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, arrives on VOD, and the month of May’s digital releases wraps up with The Perfection,
See full article at DailyDead »

Liam Neeson's 10 Most Memorable Roles, Ranked

Liam Neeson is a bit of a controversial character these days. After making some comments about some disturbing thoughts he had in his past, the Irish actor came under fire for what many perceived to be a racist behavior. The controversy sunk his latest film, Cold Pursuit, and in the future, it's unclear how welcoming Hollywood will be to him.

Related: Liam Neeson’s Controversial Interview: The Internet’s Best Reactions And Memes

Before this controversy surfaced, Neeson was regarded as one of film's most popular actors. He's had a long and interesting career over the years, showing great versatility in his roles and the ability to handle just about any genre. He's helped create so iconic characters that audiences have enjoyed over the years. Have a look back on some of Liam Neeson's most memorable roles.
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Remember That Whole Racist Revenge Thing? Liam Neeson Would Like To Remind You He’s Still Really Sorry

A little over a month ago, Liam Neeson became the subject of major headlines right before the release of his latest film, “Cold Pursuit.” However, much to the chagrin of the folks involved in that film, Neeson’s headlines weren’t complimentary, to say the least. The actor had divulged some information about an incident that occurred decades previous that painted him in a not-so-friendly, and frankly racist, light. He quickly apologized.

Continue reading Remember That Whole Racist Revenge Thing? Liam Neeson Would Like To Remind You He’s Still Really Sorry at The Playlist.
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April 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Happy Death Day 2U, Escape Room, Hagazussa, Glass, The Prodigy

The weather may be getting better outside, and you may be feeling inclined to spend more time outdoors, but I’m about to give genre fans more than two dozen reasons why you should stay home during the month of April, as we have an incredible amount of horror and sci-fi films and series events headed to various digital and VOD platforms over the next few weeks.

Things kick off with Jordan Peele’s new run of The Twilight Zone exclusively on the CBS All Access service on April 1st, and then Netflix is summoning up a whole new batch of brand new episodes of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on April 5th. That same week, we have a bunch of films hitting various platforms, including Glass, Pet Graveyard, The Banished, and Terror 5. On April 2nd, we also have a brand new installment of the Blumhouse Into the Dark series
See full article at DailyDead »

Liam Neeson Apologizes for ‘Unacceptable Thoughts,’ Racist Revenge Fantasy

Liam Neeson Apologizes for ‘Unacceptable Thoughts,’ Racist Revenge Fantasy
Liam Neeson issued an apology Friday, nearly two months after the actor disclosed his racist revenge fantasy while promoting his film Cold Pursuit.

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety of people who were hurt by my impulsive recounting of a brutal rape of a dear female friend nearly 40 years ago and my unacceptable thoughts and actions at that time in response to this crime,” Neeson said in the statement (via Variety).

“The horror of what happened to my friend ignited irrational thoughts
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Liam Neeson Apologizes for His 'Unacceptable Thoughts' About Killing a Black Man

Liam Neeson Apologizes for His 'Unacceptable Thoughts' About Killing a Black Man
Weeks after Liam Neeson last spoke out about his controversial and widely condemned comments of wanting to kill a random ‘black b—’, the actor has issued another apology.

In a statement obtained by Variety this week, Neeson, 66, took responsibility for his “unacceptable thoughts and actions” and claimed that those “irrational” remarks did not properly “represent the person I am.”

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety of people who were hurt by my impulsive recounting of a brutal rape of a dear female friend nearly 40 years ago and my unacceptable thoughts and actions
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Liam Neeson ‘Profoundly Apologizes’ After Sparking Racism Controversy

Liam Neeson ‘Profoundly Apologizes’ After Sparking Racism Controversy
Nearly two months after sparking backlash for saying he’d once sought revenge for a friend’s rape — “hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something” — Liam Neeson has “profoundly” apologized for his “unacceptable thoughts and actions.”

The actor revealed the story while promoting “Cold Pursuit,” leading to to the red-carpet portion of that film’s world premiere being canceled. Several of Neeson’s collaborators came to his defense in the aftermath — including “Widows” co-star Michelle Rodriguez and “Cold Pursuit” director Hans Petter Moland — but his comments were met with fierce criticism and accusations of racism.

His full statement:

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety of people who were hurt by my impulsive recounting of a brutal rape of a dear female friend nearly 40 years ago and my unacceptable thoughts and actions
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Liam Neeson Issues New Apology For His Weird Racist Revenge Fantasy

Promoting your new movie is a slightly dull but necessary job for actors. The drill is usually that you sit in a hotel room chatting to a series of interviewers from various publications. It’s pretty boilerplate stuff: you say the movie is great, that your character was interesting to play, that the director is wonderful, that you got on famously with the other cast members and then you talk about that time your friend got raped and you went out looking for a black guy to murder. Wait, actually, uh, better skip that last one.

Unfortunately, Liam Neeson didn’t, and his confession about his racist revenge fantasies largely torpedoed Cold Pursuit‘s box office prospects and caused the actor to retreat into damage control. Now, two months on from the incident, he’s released a lengthy apology, saying the following:

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected
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