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Friday, August 26, 2016

X-Men spin-off, New Mutants Is Gaining Steam

It may come as a shock to many, but there are still some mutants that have not yet made it to the big screen: Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod’s X-Men spin-off, New Mutants, being one of them.

The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone has been on board to helm New Mutants for a while, and has now brought some more Faults alumni into the X-world. Its screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will be penning 20th Century Fox’s upcoming super-spin-off about the young bunch of ragtag mutants trained by (at different points over the comic's 1983-1991 run) Cable, Magneto and Professor X.

Neustadter and Weber are an inspired choice for the material, having connected with many a young cinemagoer thanks to their work on (500) Days Of Summer, Paper Towns and The Spectacular Now. They also have the upcoming James Franco-directed The Masterpiece on their slate: a behind-the-scenes look at Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic, The Room.

Simon Kinberg is back on producing duties, but the cast (and film’s central characters, of which there are many to choose from) is yet to be confirmed. Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy are heavily rumoured as the gifted youngsters, with Boone’s Instagram account appearing to hold the key to the mutants he hopes to include.

A lifelong fan of New Mutants, Boone is currently a very busy man. As well as his X-entry, he is tasked with bringing a new version of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles to the big screen, and is writing and directing two Stephen King adaptations: The Stand and Lisey’s Story.

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#WhatIsMorgan Robots React to the Trailer

What if robots watched movies? Two of the world's most advanced robots - magicLab's EDI (Electronic Deceptive Intelligence) and the University of Pisa's FACE (Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions) viewed the trailer for MORGAN - watch what happened next.



A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human," who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

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VOTE ASH WILLIAMS FOR PRESIDENT #Ash4President Videos

Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Two Returns October 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT

STARZ is reigniting the Ash4President campaign with a new website and killer campaign videos to rally the troops and rock the vote.

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Ash is the only man who can cross party lines, because no one likes a party more than Ash Williams. Under the promise of making America groovy again, fans can sign up to receive custom campaign swag, download political posters, and share Ash’s policies across social media. Through www.Ash4President.com and the @Ash4President Twitter handle STARZ will be releasing a series of exclusive political clips featuring Ash Williams giving his take on hot button issues to get loyal fans (err, citizens) to the polls. Ash is still waiting for the invite to the presidential debates but just in case it got lost in the mail he’ll be live tweeting the debates from the @Ash4President handle to make sure his voice is heard. Hey America, you could do worse.

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“Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.

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#HiddenFigures & @20thcenturyfox Celebrate Katherine G. Johnson 98th Birthday

20th Century Fox and HIDDEN FIGURES are wishing the brilliant and trailblazing Katherine G. Johnson a Happy 98th Birthday! Katherine is the NASA mathematician who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in US history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Join in on her birthday celebration by checking out the below video and learning more about her inspiring story.



To honor this remarkable woman on Women’s Equality Day, Fox will be making a donation to STEM EDUCATION for every share of this video on August 26th, 2016.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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Hell Or High Water Expands Into 900 Theaters Nationwide #HoHWMovie

Hell Or High Water is expanding to over 900 theaters nationwide this weekend!



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“Hell Or High Water” is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition. Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), “Hell Or High Water” is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.

HELL OR HIGH WATER is currently 98% Fresh 🍅 on RottenTomatoes and a bight green 88 on Metacritic

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Movie Review: #HandsofStone What goes up, must come down

The story of the legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran proves what goes up, must come down, only to make a comeback.

By: Erika Ashley

Self-raised in the streets of Panama during the 1960s, Roberto Duran had to fight for everything in his life. He fought for food, money, respect and used his God-given talents and pugnacious nature to learn the art of boxing. With the help from many positive male role models that believed in him, Duran made his way to the top. However, once at the top there is no other way but down and Duran’s fall from grace left him with one only option, to get back up.



Roberto Duran’s legacy and backstory is truly inspirational. Going into this bio-pic quite honestly I barely knew anything about Duran and what he accomplished. Having no frame of reference, I thought this film did a great job at outlining his life long struggle having grown up in poverty in a country that was being over-run by America and his need to be successful in boxing in order to survive. However, after some follow up research I realized that the film’s timeline was a little off but still stayed as true as possible. Just like any time a book or someone’s actual life is put into a film there are bound to be some hiccups for time and story sake.

Edgar Ramírez gave a solid performance during his portrayal of Duran and even Usher Raymond’s reenactment of Sugar Ray Leonard was superb. However, Robert De Niro’s depiction of the late Ray Arcel was tired and rehashed from every other character he has played in the past. It was as if we were just watching De Niro play De Niro but as a boxing coach. It really lacked depth and even though he played an age appropriate role, he came across older than expected and just plain tired. Otherwise the other characters were well developed, and they played true to their parts.


It’s unfortunate that some people will not enjoy this film simply because it does frequently use subtitles due to Duran’s native tongue being Spanish. Which many of the beginning scenes showing Duran’s childhood, and other scenes in Panama, are mainly in Spanish and force the audience that may not speak or understand the language to read. And, most people do not like reading. It did not bother me in the slightest and I actually enjoyed the language difference because it only added to the authenticity of Duran’s story.

Besides the language, I genuinely enjoyed the way the film was shot. The throwbacks to the late 70s and early 80s were done so well. The subtle details were fitting and added just enough as to not be overdone and comical. The sound effects and close ups during the boxing matches drew you in and made it feel real, as if you were sitting ring side. Because the Writer & Director Jonathan Jakubowicz thought each piece through and had a solid foundation to work with he did a good job by representing Roberto Duran and everything that he accomplished. Even though Jakubowicz could very well be a huge fan of Duran, it was not apparent or biased, which is a nice touch.


Overall, Hands of Stone is an uplifting and touching rags to riches story about dedication and perseverance. Exiting the Blockbuster Season there is now room for more serious films to begin popping up in theaters and this film ushers in the Fall viewing as we heat up for Oscar Season in just a couple months. This would be a good Sunday afternoon watch to get you ready for a long work week ahead because it hits you right in the feels but leaves you ready to take on anything.

Hands of stone is rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity and has a 105-minute runtime.


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Movie Review: Don’t Breathe


Complex horror film is a breath of fresh air you should take in.

Review by Brandon Wolfe

In a blighted corner of Michigan, a trio of young ne’er-do-wells are enjoying a successful run of home-invasion robberies. There’s Rocky (Jane Levy), who comes from an abusive home and still lives there, along with her kid sister; her boyfriend Money (Daniel Zovatto), an unrepentant dirtbag; and Alex (Dylan Minnette), a sensitive sort whose unrequited love for Rocky keeps him enmeshed in the operation and whose access to his father’s security company materials makes their robberies possible. The trio decides to end their tenure with the proverbial Last Big Score, setting their sights upon an old man (Stephen Lang) who lives in a dilapidated Addams mansion in a deserted slum. This man, it’s been reported, has received a huge settlement after the vehicular manslaughter of his daughter from the wealthy family of the young girl responsible for the accident. The thieves think relieving this fossil of his fortune should be a snap. Added bonus: the guy is blind.

This is the setup for Don’t Breathe, the latest film from Fede Alvarez, the director of 2013’s brutal, brutally unnecessary redo of Evil Dead. If Evil Dead proved to be a gruesomely competent bunt, Don’t Breathe is a swing for the fences. It announces Alvarez as a person of interest in the genre. The film, more a siege thriller than a standard horror offering, is a twisty rush of cat-and-mouse tension. Once the thieves force their way into the blind man’s home, having successfully disabled his bear of an attack dog with a drugged treat, it quickly becomes clear that this job isn’t going to be the cinch that they expected. The blind man shows a resistance to their attempt to gas him into unconsciousness and, having served in Iraq (where he lost his sight), proves to be a formidable adversary, brandishing a gun and locking the intruders inside the house. They may have their sight, but that’s the only advantage they have over him.


Bereft of supernatural elements, Don’t Breathe doesn’t take its cue from the recent spate of haunted-house thrillers, despite seeming firmly within that vein in its advertising. The horror film it bears the strongest resemblance to is Wes Craven’s 1991 oddity The People Under The Stairs, which also featured disadvantaged thieves breaking into a grotty mansion in pursuit of riches and finding themselves at the mercy of its fearsome occupant(s) and their dark secrets. The film also recalls this year’s solid but curiously overpraised Green Room, another grisly thriller about young people stuck in a desolate place and fighting for their lives against both armed assailants and vicious canines, though I think Don’t Breathe is the stronger film. Green Room was more chaotic and less inventive with its mayhem, and its elder antagonist, a withdrawn Patrick Stewart, less effective.

As point of fact, the blind man is the strongest component of Don’t Breathe’s success. Though possessing redoubtable combat skills, he isn’t a Daredevil-esque superhuman. There isn’t any indication that his other senses are especially heightened, at least not to a degree that affords him a substantial edge in the conflict. More importantly, the film adroitly muddies our feelings toward him for quite some time. After all, the three youths are presented to us as venal, self-serving criminals. Rocky might have dreams of using the ill-gotten gains as a means of spiriting her sister away to a better life in California and Alex is bequeathed a semblance of a conscience, but these are fundamentally irredeemable protagonists, people possessing virtually no qualms about separating a blind, grieving veteran from his tragically-accrued windfall. When the blind man fights back, he’s doing so as a besieged homeowner struggling to protect what’s his, and it’s difficult to fault him for his actions, especially since the film doesn’t depict him as savoring the carnage nor having that much of an upper hand at all. It’s only when some of his skeletons are brought out into the light later on that our sympathies are grudgingly awarded to the robbers as the lesser of the two evils.


The film is similarly slippery about the dominance of the two opposing forces. The blind man is the cat for most of the film, but near the end, the film begins to see-saw relentlessly, the power vacillating repeatedly from one side to the other. This volleying of ascendancy keeps the suspense mounting, leaving the audience uncertain of what’s to happen from moment to moment (though the film’s opening shot, depicting a late-in-the-game development, works against some of the surprises by establishing an inevitability). It’s that ambiguity that keeps Don’t Breathe so much more interesting than it could have been. By giving us heroes who are unlikable monsters and a villain who isn’t a clear-cut bogeyman, the film wriggles free of much of the convention that frequently keeps much of the horror genre bound and shackled.

Of the three younger leads, Levy, a returnee from Evil Dead, fares the best, imbuing Rocky with a hard-bitten weariness. Lang is the other standout. His is a mostly physical performance, but when the blind man does eventually speak, he does so in a flat, unearthly croak that is truly unsettling. The film also winds up taking a few truly squeamish side-trips, intriguingly arriving at some deeply uncomfortable places, even by horror standards (though a juvenile gross-out streak it throws into the stew feels misplaced). What it all amounts to is a wonderfully effective thrill-ride, one that continually challenges the audience’s expectations and sympathies. The film ends on a blatant sequel setup, because of course it does, but Don’t Breathe doesn’t seem to lend itself to the whims of the industry’s franchise requirements. It thrives as a self-contained chamber piece. There perhaps isn’t enough oxygen left over to keep going.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Departed TV Series Being Developed For Amazon

Variety is reporting Warner Bros. TV and Plan B have teamed with writer Jason Richman to develop a drama series for Amazon inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winner “The Departed.”

The project marks Warner Bros. TV’s first co-production pact with Amazon.

Richman is writing the pilot and exec producing with Roy Lee, Michael Connolly, Graham King, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Tripp Vinson, Doug Davison and Gianni Nunneri. Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment are also producing.

The new spin on “Departed” revolves around a young cop who infiltrates a Latino gang in Chicago and battles the gang’s own plant in the police department. Like “Departed,” the series adaptation is also inspired by the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs.”

Richman’s credits include creating and exec producing the 2010 ABC police drama “Detroit 1-8-7” and another ABC drama, 2013’s “Lucky 7.”

“Departed” starred Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. The Warner Bros. pic won Oscars for best picture and director, adapted screenplay (for William Monahan) and editing (for Thelma Schoonmaker). It also grabbed a supporting actor nom for Wahlberg.

The Amazon project joins a long list of movie and TV reboots wending through the series development pipeline this year. Just last week, the CW set a new spin on “The Lost Boys” and CMT decided to tackle “Varsity Blues.”

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#ManchesterByTheSea Trailer & Images

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.


After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.



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Official selection, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival ‘Special Presentations’ category

Official selection, 2016 Sundance Film Festival

In his first film since 2011’s acclaimed Margaret, Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller as he seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

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"Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.



It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!

Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.

Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

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Enter For A Chance To Win ROE Passes To See THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to win Run Of Engagement tickets to see THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX in Phoenix.


After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.



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The Dressmaker Trailer Starring Kate Winslet

A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. This dark and quirky comedy stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage, who cares for her eccentric mother (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis), schemes with the local sergeant (Hugo Weaving) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.



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Official Trailer For #RINGSMOVIE

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…



RINGS is in theaters October 28th

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#NYFF ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION OF ANG LEE’S BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK AT THE 54th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Special event will unveil first-of-its-kind new digital cinematography technology



The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee’s highly anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emotional shifts. In every way, Billy Lynn is the work of a master."

Billy Lynn is also a giant step forward in the art of cinema, made with a cinematographic process years ahead of its time. The film, from TriStar Pictures and Studio 8 in association with LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group, and Fosun Media, is the first full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second. The NYFF event will be the first time ever the format will be screened publicly. Creating the film in this immersive format required technical invention at each stage of the process—prep, shooting, and postproduction. The commercial run of the film will play in a variety of 2D and 3D formats, all of which display the new techniques with which the film was made.

Lee’s stunning adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel is the story of an Iraq war hero (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour. This culminates in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game—a high-intensity media extravaganza summoning memories of the trauma of losing his beloved sergeant in a firefight. Lee’s brave, heartbreaking film goes right to the heart of a great division that haunts this country: between the ideal image of things as they should be and the ongoing reality of things as they are. With a brilliant supporting cast, including Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin.

“I’m very grateful to the New York Film Festival for selecting our film and giving it such a unique platform,” said Lee. “The New York Film Festival has been such an important event for me both as a New Yorker and a filmmaker, and I am honored to be represented this year with Billy Lynn. With each film, I try to learn fresh ways to connect with the audience and with myself. Since Life of Pi, I have been working with my team towards a new cinematic approach that I hope will revitalize that connection. But technology is merely a tool; it should always be in service of artistic expression, to make it strong and fresh, because story and drama matter most. I thought Billy’s journey, which is both intimate and epic, and told almost entirely from his point of view, lent itself particularly well to the emotion and intensity that this new approach fosters. At least I hope so, as many people have worked long and hard to help me try to make the future a reality today. I am thankful to them all.”

Lee has a long history with the festival. Most recently, his Oscar-winning Life of Pi was Opening Night of NYFF50 in 2012. His 1997 film The Ice Storm opened NYFF35, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was Closing Night of the 38th festival in 2000.

Directed by Ang Lee and produced by Marc Platt, Ang Lee, Rhodri Thomas, and Stephen Cornwell, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is based on the widely acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ben Fountain, with a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Florence Almozini, FSLC Associate Director of Programming; Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Artforum and Film Comment; and Gavin Smith, who serves as a consultant.

The complete lineup of Special Events at the 54th New York Film Festival will be announced in the coming days. NYFF previously announced Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection, Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women as Centerpiece, and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z as Closing Night. The complete Main Slate lineup can be found here, along with the complete programs for Convergence, Revivals, and Projections.

Tickets for the 54th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 11. Becoming a Film Society Member at the Film Buff Level or above provides early ticket access to festival screenings and events ahead of the general public, along with the exclusive member ticket discount. Learn more at filmlinc.org/membership.

For even more access, VIP passes and subscription packages offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival's biggest events including Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Nights. VIP passes also provide access to many exciting events, including the invitation-only Opening Night party, “An Evening With…” dinner, Filmmaker Brunch, and VIP Lounge. Benefits vary based on the pass or package type purchased. VIP passes and subscription packages are on sale now. Learn more at filmlinc.org/NYFF.

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from American Airlines, The New York Times, HBO, The Kobal Collection, Variety, Loews Regency Hotel, Row NYC Hotel, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Support for the New York Film Festival is also generously provided by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

For more information about the New York Film Festival, visit filmlinc.org/NYFF. For the latest news, subscribe to the festival’s newsletter, follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag: #NYFF.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #SULLY In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to see SULLY on September 6th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #SULLY In Albuquerque

Enter for a chance to see SULLY on September 6th at 7:00 PM in Albuquerque.


On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blu-ray Review: #TheNightManager

The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition is engrossingly dark elegance with a chocolate on the hotel bed.

Review by Matt Cummings
With all the talk about a replacement being sought for Daniel Craig as James Bond, Actor Tom Hiddleston was perhaps the last person anyone assumed would suddenly vault to the top of everyone's list. But that was before the BBC mini-series The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition, an engrossing, unconventionally dark free fall into the world of shady arms dealing. Its arrival on Blu-ray gives us a Zero Point to measure Hiddleston both Pre- and Post-Bond.

For respected hotelier night manager Thomas Pine (Hiddleston), life revolves around assisting his well-to-do guests at a fashionable hotel in Egypt. But as a revolution sweeps through the country, Pine learns that an arms deal lead by the wealthy industrialist Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) will attempt to circumvent any progress made by very violent means. Determined to help, Pine is eventually recruited by MI-6 operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate Roper's organization, whose worldwide ties make him impossible to arrest. Pine travels to exotic locations to establish a new and dangerous identity, using his skills as a former soldier to gather Roper's attention and that of his girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). Straddling himself between two very different worlds, this former night manager must destroy a terrorist network without losing himself to the game which once exacted from him a very personal price.

Based on the plot summary, I thought The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition would perhaps take place in a single location over a relatively short period of time. And yet, this is a sweeping - and at the same time very small - production about people and the choices they make. For Hiddleston, it's about using his past to wade deep into Roper's world, all for King and County of course. For Laurie, it's about playing a sort of sympathetic psychopath, one who loves his family but apparently few others in an effort to "open the lines of commerce" as he puts it. For his squeeze Jed, it's about parading her overtly sexual attitude around as a web of lies slowly consumes her. Everyone has something to hide here, even the good guys: the inter-agency MI-6 squabbling is a threatening one, as Pine's handlers are constantly challenged to give up his name so one of them can run to Roper with all the details. That's not the cut-and-dry plot we're used to seeing in spy films, even ones as good as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Think more The Bourne Identity and you're at least on the right path, and yet you'l be nowhere near it.

Director Susanne Bier and Writer Steven Farr boldly state here that one doesn't need explosions and gunfire to make a great genre piece, deftly moving their pieces on the board like a chessmaster. You can tell the troupe of actors is thoroughly enjoying the romp, as shooting locations include the truly exotic (Switzerland, United Kingdom, Morocco, Spain, Egypt, and Turkey), while giving them all moments to chew scenery. Those fancy locales do serve as appealing eye candy, but Bier also understands pacing, which she keeps tightly focused on Pine's infiltration. This is the key to effective spycraft, even denying Pine's handlers news until small scraps of data begin to flow into the MI-6 safehouse and the larger plan begins to take shape. Hiddleston and Laurie share lots of screen time, oozing tons of chemistry, while Colman is fantastic as the agency woman who becomes keenly aware of just how much Roper controls the agency she so bravely serves.

Based on a novel by master spy novelist John Le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Tailor of Panama, A Most Wanted Man), Night Manager is so much more than the typical genre piece. Night Manager fashions itself as classic Le Carre slow burn, borrowing the opulence of a Bond movie but adding richly-drawn characters that also look great, thanks to Cinematographer Michael Snyman. He bathes the mini-series in warm colors and sharp detail but at times also chooses unconventional angles from which to shoot. Our Blu-ray evaluation copy brought out every achievement by Snyman, who was the cameraman for several episodes of the equally impressive Strike Back.

Video quality is impressive, with every stitch and every hair (including a strand in particular that plays an important role for Pine), adding to the production value from BBC. The MPEG-4/AVC transfer is nearly perfect, minus a bit of banding in the first 10 minutes of episode 1. There's grain and sharp detail throughout, especially as Snyman closes in on Hiddleston's face and even eyeball when displaying tension. The audio too is top-notch, sporting an elegant DTS-HD Master Audio environment that played very well in our 5.1 setup. You can hear water crashing onto the beach in the rears and all dialogue is clearly heard in the center channel. Composer Victor Reyes' big soundtrack effectively merges with the title cards which depict elegant hotel accouterments (along with champagne and jewels) merging into high-powered weapons. For the first time in recent memory, the interior to the two-disc set sports interior artwork, including plot summaries for the six episodes. Our copy did not include a slipcase, but the interior artwork more than makes up for it.

The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition is the kind of spy thriller we need more of. Sure, gunfire and explosions always play well, but it's an imminently more satisfying experience to see Hiddleston and team slow-burn true spycraft to such perfection. It is unconventional in its storytelling, but don't let that deter you from checking out one of 2016's best mini-series. The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition is rated TV-14 for sex, nudity, profanity, use of alcohol, drugs, and casual smoking and has a runtime of 361 minutes.

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Ice Cube Wants A Last Friday Movie

Ice Cube may have one more Friday movie in him.

On Monday the rapper, actor, and filmmaker revealed on Twitter that he has met with New Line Cinema about making Last Friday, which would be the fourth film in the comedy franchise about an everyman trying to get by in South Central L.A.

Cube’s update came with a caveat, however: “Can’t do Last Friday unless we can do it right,” he wrote. “Ball is in New Line Cinema’s hands. Bat is in mine.”

Cube starred in and made his screenwriting debut on the original Friday, which was released in 1995 and helped propel costar Chris Tucker to stardom. A low-budget hit, the film spawned two sequels, 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next. There has been talk of a potential fourth installment since at least 2011.

Cube’s tweet came a day after he shot down rumors that his son, Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr., would star in a Friday remake. “Can’t mess with a classic,” he said.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See The Light Between Oceans In Minnesota

Enter for a chance to see The Light Between Oceans on August 30th at 7:00 PM in Minnesota.

Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper and war veteran, and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) are living off the coast in post World War I Western Australia. One day, the couple rescue a baby girl who has washed up on an adrift rowboat and decide to informally adopt her as their own, whom they name Lucy. But as Lucy grows older, Tom and Isabel discover the consequences of raising the child when a visit to the mainland and an encounter with a particular woman, (Rachel Weisz), threaten to break apart their blissfully happy family.



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#WhoKilledPablo #NARCOS Season 2 Trailer & Poster

The DEA. Search Bloc. The Cali Cartel. Los Pepes. Now that Pablo was out of prison, everyone wanted payback. But the question remains, #WhoKilledPablo?



In the second season, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is on the run, with the Colombian authorities in relentless pursuit -- and determined to put an end to his illegal activities.

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WTF? Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art

Rogue One is not the only outer-space adventure adorning the pages of Empire’s new issue. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Marvel’s most out-there blockbuster to date, shares some exclusive new concept art. This one shows what our heroes are up against this time out. Answer? This horrible-looking critter.

Resembling the product of a particularly successful Tinder date between an exogorth and a sarlacc, this furry-octo-monster is menacing Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), baby Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper). We defy you not to enjoy the expression on Groot’s face. Everyone’s favourite sprout doesn’t seem to be taking this confrontation quite as seriously as the rest of the gang.

This so-far unnamed space beastie isn’t the only – or, indeed, main – threat the Guardians will be facing in the second volume. Elizabeth Debicki’s alien Ayesha is hungry for vengeance after they stitch her up early in the piece and has an army to help her on that mission. Then there’s Yondu (Michael Rooker) and his Ravagers, still in the picture but, hints director James Gunn, dealing with woes of their own. “There’s a mutiny and Taserface (Chris Sullivan) is a character that leads that,” he reveals.

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Blu-ray Review: The Duel Story Makes Hardly Any Sense

A small western film tries desperately to be an Oscar contender.
Review by Erika Ashley

In the late 1880s, a young boy watches a ruthless, God-fearing “Preacher” murder his father in a cold-blooded knife-duel. Years later the boy, David Kingston, grows up to be a Texas Ranger and is put on a special case when bodies of deceased Mexicans begin popping up in a river outside of a quiet town. The man that runs the town is the very man that killed Kingston’s father 22 years before. Kingston brings his wife along with him reluctantly to investigate the deaths but gets caught up quickly in the inner-workings of a much larger problem. Kingston soon finds himself in a duel, fighting for his wife and his life after he uncovers the truth.



I cannot remember this film being released in theaters which forces me to believe that this little ditty snuck under the radar and was forced straight to DVD/Blu-ray. Surprisingly the with two big name actors as front-runners, Woody Harrelson and the ever popular and “dreamy” Liam Hemsworth, one would think that this film would be half decent, which it is not. The acting is over the top to the point of comical. Hemsworth, which we all know is Australian and does indeed have an accent tries to do his best southern drawl but it mostly sounds like he has mashed potatoes in his mouth half the time and the other half he’s focusing too hard on just trying to sound American that he doesn’t even use his southern drawl.

Besides the poor acting the story makes hardly any sense and is far too convoluted because this western drama is desperately trying to be something it’s not, which is Oscar-worthy. There are a lot of side-stories outside of the main plot line of a son ultimately avenging his father’s death. Including a Preacher turned healer and prophet taking over a small town for his own doings. The same Preacher running a murder club for wealthy travelers. A Texas Ranger/CSI in the 1880s solving murders. And so on and so on. There was just too much and each story fell flat because they could not stand independently.



The only thing that The Duel had going for it was the picture’s crisp digital quality, it was not shot on standard film but instead must have been digital. I tend to like western’s to be shot on film to add the texture, especially during night scenes because it just adds to the aesthetics but The Duel was crisp, clear, and bright. The audio was decent in surround sound and but fairly low and needed the volume cranked up enough to hear and understand some of the low speaking parts of Hemsworth’s brooding southern drawl.

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New #LALALAND Teaser Trailer

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.



Summit Entertainment presents, an Imposter Pictures / Gilbert Films production, a Marc Platt production.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Giveaway: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Thanks to UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. we have copies of THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) to giveaway to some lucky fans.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD now & 4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND ON AUGUST 23, 2016.

If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.



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The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD™ in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra HDTM will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.
4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HDTM features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
Blu-ray™ features high definition picture, theater quality surround sound and exclusive extras.
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.
BLU-RAYTM DISC EXCLUSIVES
Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife, Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to reprise her role as Ravenna.
Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to the adventure — especially once they met their female counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf characters in the film and on set, where the actors who portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun rolling, even when the cameras stopped.
Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the curtain.
BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Gag Reel
Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A visual feast, her costumes often border on the supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the characters to life.
Love Conquers All — From the infectious enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron, the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love — and had a blast along the way.
Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach
Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Written By: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin
Characters By: Evan Daughert
Produced By: Joe Roth
Executive Produced By: Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel
Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Edited By: Conrad Buff IV
Composer: James Newton Howard
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K DISC:
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61180130 (US)/ 61180183 (CDN)
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality
Languages/Subtitles: English/English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: DTS:X Immersive Audio/ DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)
Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61168742 (US)/ 61168751 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A
Languages/Subtitles: English/English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: DTS:X Immersive Audio/ DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)
Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61168748 (US)/ 61168752 (CDN)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A
Languages/Subtitles: English/English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)
Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE- www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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Max Steel International Trailer

Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of Max McGrath and his mother have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born. As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control.



At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia. Eventually the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – and that when apart, neither can survive for long.

As these two unlikely friends learn to accept their connected fates, they begin to uncover secrets surrounding the death of Max’s father. As they dig deeper, they soon find themselves hunted by an unforeseen enemy bent on capturing Max and Steel for a sinister agenda of destruction. Uncertain who to trust, they will have to work together to find the truth, and fight the mysterious forces threatening our world.

Max Steel is supposed to arrive on October 21st.

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Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer Working On " COPS" Movie

"Bad boys, bad boys, wotcha gonna do... wotcha gonna do when they come for you..." If that song pops into your head when you hear the title COPS, then chances are you know the famous reality police series that has been running on US TV since 1989. Now someone wants to make a movie based on the show, and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer is aboard to direct.

It's still in the nascent stage of developing, but apparently the plan is not to go for a direct big-screen version of the show, which specialises in showing perps being arrested, houses being raided and drunk weirdoes being carted away in cuffs, but instead to turn the idea into a buddy comedy along the lines of Lethal Weapon.

Which has us rather confused... Why purchase the rights to the name of a show but then create a movie that will likely have nothing much to do with it? Still, writer Cameron Fay is the man currently charged with channelling the series' particular vibe for the show, which we suppose could power something along the lines of End Of Watch, only with less grit and more laughs?

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Production On Upcoming Mission: Impossible Film Halted

The fuse on a new Mission: Impossible movie has been briefly extinguished. Pre-production had already begun on the the sixth film in the franchise, which was announced before the last instalment, 2015’s Rogue Nation, was even released. But Deadline reports that work has now been temporarily halted.

According to the report, a small team of around 15 to 20 people had begun early prep on the film in London, including visual effects tests, but Paramount have now ordered work to stop until a pay dispute has been settled.

It’s unclear where the dispute lies: one source suggests that the studio are looking to reduce the fees of its producer-star, Tom Cruise, and the production companies Bad Robot and Skydance. The other scenario is that Cruise’s agent is angling for more moolah, given he remains a huge box-office draw, and M:I is among Paramount’s biggest franchises. (Rogue Nation earned just under $700m.)

It’s hardly an impossible mission to get things back on track – disputes of this sort are not uncommon in big-budget filmmaking, where agents are looking to deliver massive paydays for their A-list clients while studios hope to keep overheads to a minimum. Prep is apparently due to resume on the film once the behind-the-scenes deal-making is done.

Given it’s still very early days – no release date is set, and filming is not due to start until the new year – the delay is likely to minimal. Rogue Nation’s Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct the sequel, bringing along that film’s breakout star Rebecca Ferguson for the ride. As long as everything is amicably sorted out, we can probably expect Mission: Impossible 6 to arrive some time in 2018.

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