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Charlize Theron To Star In The Marie Colvin Story

Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk are teaming up for a film about the life of recently killed war journalist Marie Colvin . Iwanyk and Thunder Road's Peter Lawson have optioned the Vanity Fair article " Marie Colvin’s Private War ," with Theron and her Denver and Delilah Films partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix in talks to join Iwanyk as producers. The project is being eyed as a possible acting vehicle for Theron, though she has not committed to star. A search for a writer to adapt the piece written by Marie Brenner is underway. (Brenner also wrote the article that became the 1999 Michael Mann movie The Insider.) Colvin died in February while covering the civil war in Syria. She was a well-known American war correspondent who wrote for the British paper The Sunday Times, covering wars and conflicts from Kosovo and Chechnya to East Timor and Sri Lanka -- where she lost an eye. Colvin specialized in Middle East affairs and was covering the Syrian uprising in a

The Revenant Review. Is It Just Another Zombie Movie?

The Revenant Review By: MattInRC I've always been fascinated by the B-movie genre. How is it that an entire aspect of Hollywood can exist underground, churning out bad films with such consistency that anyone would care take notice? At some point, the Law of Dimnishing Retuns has to take effect, forcing every well-meaning but utterly dissapointing flick into well-deserved obvilon. The Revenant is that kind of film, existing only for the briefest of moments before finding itself on the scrap heap with the rest of the would-of-could-ofs. After American soldier Bart ( David Anders ) is killed in Iraq and buried back home, he soon returns to life as a decomposing corpse who cannot eat human food. He shows up at the doorstep of his stoner best friend Joey ( Chris Wylde ) to help him figure out why he has returned from the dead. Eventually, the two realize that Bart is a revenant, a half vampire/half zombie who has returned to terrorize the living. With his body continuing to

Michael Douglas Set To Play Reagan

Michael Douglas is ready to be sworn in as the 40th president of the United States. or-turned-Republican President Ronald Reagan in the indie Reykjavik . Brit helmer Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is in talks to direct the film that once was being eyed by Ridley Scott as a directing vehicle. Reykjavik takes place over a few days in 1986, when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for talks in the Icelandic capital to iron out peace against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The producers now are looking to find their Gorbachev. Participant Media, whose mandate is to create awareness of the issues that shape lives, will finance the $10 million film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in March in Germany. Participant is no stranger to hot-button political topics, having backed the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth as well as upcoming films whose subjects range from Abraham Lincoln to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Michael Keaton Joins RoboCop

Michael Keaton is joining RoboCop , the MGM and Columbia Pictures reboot directed by Jose Padilha . He'll play the role Hugh Laurie was negotiating to take, until he dropped out late last week. Keaton joins Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson in the film. “Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film, and it is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place," Padilha said in a statement. "It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We’ve got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209s, and I can’t wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets." Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

The Avengers Alternate Opening Scene

With The Avengers 4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Digital Download of the “Inspired By” album)coming out on September 25th, Marvel is unleashing some tease for you would be buyers. The Alternate Opening Scene features Agent Maria Hill ( Colbie Smulders ) being interrogated by some unidentified suits. Watch the opening after the Jump... Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by the film) and brings to life the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-ray hi- def with stunning visual effects, superior sound and unparalleled bonus content. Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, the chance to hear from the cast and Joss Whedon on their experiences in bringing these larger than life characte

We Have Your Access To An Advance Screening For THE INBETWEENERS In San Francisco

In Theaters September 7, 2012 We have your access to see THE INBETWEENERS in San Francisco. We have your access to the special advance screening on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00PM. THE INBETWEENERS  Movie is a 2011 British coming-of-age comedy film based on the E4 sitcom  THE INBETWEENERS , written by series creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris and directed by Ben Palmer. The film follows the misadventures of a group of teenage friends on holiday in Crete after the end of their final year at school together, and currently serves as an ending to the TV series. It stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison . Four geeky high school friends set out on a wild sun and booze-filled vacation in THE INBETWEENERS , the hilarious British breakout comedy hit and world-wide phenomenon. The four find themselves at a notorious Mediterranean getaway determined to break their lifelong losing streak with the ladies. Graduation just wouldn’t be complete without an un-

Ryan Gosling To Direct How to Catch a Monster

Ryan Gosling will make his feature directorial and writing debut with How to Catch a Monster , which Sierra Affinity will shop to foreign buyers during the Toronto International Film Festival. Christina Hendricks -- who starred with Gosling in Drive -- is attached to headline the fantasy noir, which Gosling wrote. Gosling will produce via his Phantasma banner alongside Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via Bold Films, which is financing Catch a Monster. "I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive, and I look forward to making this film with all of them," Gosling said. Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir with suspense to create a modern fairy tale set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city. Hendricks (Mad Men) would play Billy, a single mother of two who is swept into a macabre underworld, while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading

Heat Is On. Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Could Be On It's Way

Nearly a year ago, Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone that he was interested in turning his classic 1984 action comedy Beverly Hills Cop into a TV show. Now Vulture has learned exclusively that the project is not only a reality, but that The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is leading the charge to resurrect Axel Foley. Multiple industry insiders tell us Ryan, Murphy and Sony Pictures Television have partnered on a small screen adaptation of the massively successful film franchise, and that broadcast networks began hearing their pitch on the spin-off this afternoon. And here's the kicker: In addition to his main role as an exec producer, Murphy has agreed to an on-camera role in the show. Feel free to begin doing the Neutron Dance. Murphy telegraphed his intent to be a visible presence in the TV version of Cop during his chat with Rolling Stone last October. "I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he told the magazine. Murphy was also very specific about the idea

Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D TV Show Heading To ABC

ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D , a live-action series from The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, Marvel TV and ABC Studios. The project is based on Marvel’s peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D (which stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate or Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division ) found in both the Marvel comic book and feature film universes, including the blockbuster 2012 movie The Avengers, in which S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury , recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to stop Thor’s adoptive brother Loki from subjugating Earth. S.H.I.E.L.D. will be written by Whedon and frequent collaborators, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon also is set to direct the pilot, schedule permitting. Production on the pilot, which marks the first live-action Marvel TV project to get a green light, will start immediately. Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Tancharoen executive produce

Vera Farmiga To Star In Bates Motel

Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga is moving into A&E's Bates Motel . The Up in the Air actress has been tapped to star in the network's Psycho prequel, Bates Motel . From Lost's Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin, the series is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho and is described as a contemporary exploration of Norman Bates' formative years. It will explore his relationship with his mother, Norma, and offer a look at the backstory that helped forge the infamous serial killer. It's been dubbed a cross between Twin Peaks and Smallville. Farmiga will play Norma Louise Bates , described as a complicated, passionate and compelling woman who is smart, multidimensional and always capable of surprising people. "We are delighted to welcome Vera Farmiga to Bates Motel," Cuse said. "She is a phenomenal talent who has demonstrated incredible range and intelligence in a number of landmark film roles, and we cou


See Jennifer Lawrence , star of the upcoming Relativity Media thriller, HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET discuss the film in a new featurette - now live on Apple . Lawrence plays Elissa, a teenage girl who moves to a new town with her mother ( Elisabeth Shue ), only to discover that the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Who can you trust? Also starring Max Thieriot , HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET opens in theaters on September 21st, 2012. Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue ; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence ; The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan ( Max T


IFC Midnight Presents ABOUT CHERRY Starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor, Jonny Weston, and Heather Graham . Now Available on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) and in Theaters September 21, 2012 Angelina ( Ashley Hinshaw ) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend's ( Jonny Weston ) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend ( Dev Patel ). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances ( James Franco ), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams. At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco's porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the wing of a former performer turned adult film director ( Heather Graham ). But Angelina's newfound ideal

We Have Your Access To An Advance Screening For WON’T BACK DOWN In Sacramento

  In Theaters September 28, 2012 This one is for the ladies. We have your access to a ladies night opportunity to attend a free screening of WON’T BACK DOWN . The film is an upcoming drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter . Two determined mothers, a bartender ( Gyllenhaal ) and a teacher ( Davis ), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption the teacher's union president ( Hunter ) and the school's principal (Rhames), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. The screening will be at the Century Stadium 14 at 7PM in Sacramento tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Official Website - Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also. Get your tickets after the Jump... Please RSVP to wi

DiCaprio, Maguire & Hardy To Team Up

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy are teaming up to produce an untitled animal-trafficking drama set up at Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter . Hardy came up with the idea, inspired by friends who are former Special Forces operatives and went on to become anti-poaching fighters in South Africa and other nations. The goal, say sources, is to make a movie in the vein of Traffic , Steven Soderbergh’s multistory take on the various impacts of the war on drugs. In this case, the story would look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savanna to how animal material ends up in the fashion houses of Paris. It's unclear whether DiCaprio, Maguire or Hardy would act in the movie. A search for a writer has begun. DiCaprio and Maguire are lifelong pals but rarely have worked together, though both are starring in The Great Gatsby for Warners, which is set for release in summer 2013. DiCaprio also is longtime animal-rights activist.

We Have Your Access To An Advance Screening For LAWLESS In San Francisco

In Theaters August 29, 2012 We have your access to see LAWLESS in San Francisco. We have your access to the special advance screening on August 28, 2012 at 7:30PM. After party to follow at Qi Lounge (917 Folsom St. @ 5th) Featuring DJ Deron Delgado and Red Bull features. LAWLESS  is a 2012 gangster film directed by John Hillcoat based on Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World about his grandfather and great-uncles in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. The novel was adapted into a screenplay by Nick Cave, and the film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and Guy Pearce . Three brothers find their bootlegging business under threat in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. The story is based on Matt Bondurant's grandfather and great-uncles. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also. Official  Site -

Cobie Smulders To Join Starbuck?

Cobie Smulders , one of the stars of How I Met Your Mother , is in negotiations to join the cast of Starbuck , DreamWorks’ English-language remake of the French-Canadian comedy. Vince Vaughn is starring as a man whose life is turned upside down when he learns he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation. When a few hundred of the children express an irrepressible need to meet their father, he must decide whether to step up and reveal his identity. Chris Pratt is also in the cast. Smulders will play Vaughn’s pregnant girlfriend who has heard of the Starbuck story but has no idea that Vaughn is the man behind the myth. Ken Scott, who wrote and directed the original, is writing the script for the English-language studio adaptation and will direct. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Star Wars: Episode II & III 3D Get A Release Date

It's easy to forget, but earlier this year, George Lucas , in his infinite wisdom, re-released cosmic disappointment " Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace " into theaters, this time converted to snazzy 3D. Because, you know, everyone wanted Jar Jar Binks up in their shit. While it didn't hang around in theaters for very long, this new version of ' Phantom Menace ' did eek out a pretty healthy profit (almost $45 million), which doesn't come close to touching the haul that "The Lion King" made last year in a similar 3D run, it's still pretty damn good, especially because, at this point, it's just printing its own money. Well, Lucas will be returning to that well for the remainder of the prequel trilogy, with the official Lucas Twitter account announcing September and October 2013 releases for 3D versions of "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ." Start cha

Wachowskis Brothers In The Justice League Running?

Warner Bros. remains committed to getting its Justice League film off the ground, and is even now running down the list of possible directors. But just as one director has taken himself out of the running, others are reportedly being considered, with the Wachowskis said to be definite candidates. But let’s deal with who has definitely decided against the film first, shall we? That would be Ben Affleck, who talked to the Canadian press and said, “It sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on.” As to the Wachowskis? Their possible involvement has been picked up by Moviehole, but it’s all still rumour for now. While we’re certain their names would be on Warners’ list (especially given their history with the studio and their avowed love for comic book characters), they’re not known for leaping onto other peoples’ projects, preferring to self-generate their own movies. And while the studio is apparently high on the duo following the positive buzz for Cloud

Premium Rush Review. Is It Worth The Ride? By: MattInRC

Premium Rush Review. Is It Worth The Ride? By: MattInRC Welcome Back MattInRC . Does Premium Rush live up to the adrenaline-filled ads, or does it get stuck in New York traffic? Warning: major spoilers ahead. Premium Rush ponders an interesting question: can odd genres really build a following? Chariots of Fire featured men running on the beach; Beerfest featured beer drinkers in their natural element. But unlike these cinematic masterpieces, a movie about the life of bicycle messengers might not attract the 18-26 demographic, many of whom might have recently said goodbye to their childhood Cadillacs. There's a reason why Hollywood hasn't made a messenger bike movie since 1986's Quicksilver ; perhaps two-and-half decades was long enough to try again. The result is something between mindless action pap and dra-medy, a film with interesting potential that loses steam on the final leg. When bike messenger Wilee ( Joseph Gordon Levitt , Inception) picks up a m

Spaceballs 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review By: MattInRC

Spaceballs Blu-Ray Review By: MattInRC The terrific classic Spaceballs arrives with superior video and sound, and enough special features to impress even Dark Helmet. The Movie - 4/5 It goes without saying that Spaceballs ranks among my top comedies. Rich with spoofiness and unapologetic in its slaying of Sci-Fi films like Star Trek, Star Wars, and Planet of the Apes, director/writer/actor Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) created an instant classic filled with his always memorable Jewish shtick. Its jokes are like a freight train whose conductor doesn't care whether the brakes were checked prior to his departure, causing unending laughter to those of us who fondly remember its initial release in 1987. It's so absurd and ridiculous, thriving on the sustenance of a myriad of guffaws that one can barely keep up, while at the same time demonstrating a wonderfully ingenious self-awareness, that one is constantly brought to the edge of tears. For those of you who think raunchy