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LAMB Review 'Weirdly Special Movie'


LIONSGATE LIVE! A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES invites you to our closing night event with a screening of JOHN WICK *. We kick off the night with a special introduction from JOHN WICK Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch along with MR. WICK HIMSELF, Keanu Reeves! But the fun is just beginning as Lance Reddick (Charon), Asia Kate Dillon (The Adjudicator), and the one and only Sofia from JW3 - Parabellum, aka Halle Berry, will all make appearances! Additional messages from Keira Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Joan Hart and Peter Facinelli will be played throughout the night for this grand finale event. Join LIONSGATE LIVE! A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES one final time on Lionsgate’s YouTube page and Fandango Movieclips. These livestreams have benefited the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis. *age restricti


Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the studio will honor the communal experience of watching movies in movie theaters and support the people who make those places great with a special program that reminds everyone how much we love going to the cinema. The studio is presenting Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies , a program of four Fridays of free movies streaming live on YouTube. Beginning this Friday and continuing every Friday spanning four consecutive weeks, the studio will team with Fandango and YouTube to livestream four of Lionsgate's most popular library titles – the blockbuster The Hunger Games , the classic Dirty Dancing , the Academy Award®-winning La La Land , and the box office smash John Wick – on Lionsgate’s YouTube page and Fandango’s Movieclips YouTube page. Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies will be hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis . Curtis will share her own movie memories as she is joined by special guest celebriti

John Wick Spin-Off Ballerina Hires A Director

With a TV show set in the assassin-heavy world of John Wick already in the works, the films' influence continues to spread. Lionsgate has Len Wiseman on board to direct Ballerina , a female-fronted movie spin-off. Shay Hatten, who was one of the writers on most recent Wick stint Parabellum, has worked on the script, which Deadline has learned will feature the character of Ballerina, played in Parabellum by newcomer Unity Phelan, though for the spin-off we could see someone else take over the role. Ballerina will track a young assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family, which feels very much a Wick-style story. Whether Keanu Reeves will crop up remains to be seen, but expect it to be cameo if anything. John Wick: Chapter 4, meanwhile, is in development for a potential 2021 release. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

First Look Of Vanessa Kirby As Hattie Shaw

Dwayne Johnson Instagrammed our first look of Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, sister of Deckard Shaw. “ Deadpool 2 ” director, David Leitch who also gave us “ John Wick ” and “ Atomic Blonde ” will direct Universal’s “ Fast & Furious ” spinoff movie, “ Hobbs and Shaw ” focusing on Dwayne Johnson ’s character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham ’s character, Deckard Shaw, both of whom had appeared in recent installments of this franchise. This project was why Universal Pictures moved “Fast & Furious 9” to 2020. The main writer of this franchise, Chris Morgan, returns again to pen the script for this spinoff which reportedly will be about Diplomatic Security Service agent, Luke Hobbs and former bad guy turned Hobbs’ friend, Deckard Shaw (Statham) as they go off on their own adventure. Details on that what that adventure is about or which villain they’re after, are not yet disclosed. Vanessa Kirby plays an agent and Shaw’s sister. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook .

David Leitch Directing Hobbs & Shaw Spin-Off

As Universal guns the engine on the first planned spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise, the studio has pinpointed the person it wants to wrangle Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham for the film. John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch is directing the film. It makes sense that a film featuring the two would demand a director who has proven they can bring action scenes to life, and Leitch – who moved from stunt co-ordination and second unit work to co-direct the first Wick with Chad Stahelski – has certainly shown he's got the flair for it. Chris Morgan has written the script for the new film, which doesn't yet have a name, but should boast Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Statham's recently redeemed Deckard Shaw on their own mission, minus any candy asses. Universal wants this one in cinemas for July next year, and so it needs the wheels to hit the road quickly. Leitch's most recent job was directing Deadpool 2, which opens in the UK on 16 May

John Wick TV Series In The Works "The Continental" Expect To See Keanu Reeves

Talked about by team John Wick for a couple of years now, the TV spin-off from the Keanu Reeves -starring action franchise is officially moving forward in the States. US cable channel Starz, which is aligned with film producers Lionsgate, is working up The Continental , a series set in the Wick universe. As you might expect from that title, the show's focus will be the wider world assassins and the inner workings of the Continental Hotel chain that serves as a refuge for them. Wick originators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are involved as producers alongside franchise writer Derek Kolstad. Chris Collins is in charge of writing the first episode and will run the show, with Stahelski stepping in to direct that initial outing. Expect the usual frenetic fights and bullet exchanges.\ While Reeves won't be the lead in the series, he'll be popping up if the team have their way. "I think you can expect to see him at some point on the series," Starz’s head of prog

Are You Interested In Watching A #JohnWick TV Series?

They stole his car, they killed his dog and they haven't even released his sequel yet but John Wick is being dragged out of retirement once more for a prequel TV series. Director Chad Stahelski, while talking through the origins of John Wick: Chapter 2 , opened up to SlashFilm about the proposed small screen spinoff. "We’re not doing a prequel [with Chapter 2]," he explains. "We wanted to, it just didn’t fit quite where we’re at…. we’d save that for other aspects of the property. Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity, because I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film." The prospect of watching Wick tear up the Russian underworld as their 'Baba Yaga' and seeing just exactly how he killed that guy with a pencil is quite the prospect. However, with the films' signature gun-fu and prec

#JohnWick On 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack For The First Time

One of the best action film ever made is coming onto 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD) February 7 from Lionsgate. Experience the adrenaline-fueled story of vengeance like never before when John Wick arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on February 7 from Lionsgate. Watch action icon Keanu Reeves star as John Wick, the ultimate hitman, in this ROTTEN TOMATOES Certified Fresh revenge thriller available before John Wick 2 arrives in theaters. 4K Ultra HD provides over four times the resolution of Full HD, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color. The pulse-pounding John Wick 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack John Wick – a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin – they have no idea that they’ve just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick em

#JohnWick2 Begins Filming This Fall

We already knew it was happening, but now we have a timescale. Following up the stonking original with some alacrity, John Wick 2 will rage into production in the autumn of this year. Keanu Reeves, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and producer Basil Iwanyck are all returning for more mayhem. “We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski said a couple of months ago. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no-one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we’ll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome

Inside the Bucket Podcast #59

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! With Free Comic Book Day in our rearview mirror, the boys from Inside the Bucket return! Join Matt, Brandon, and Davdi as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . The guys cover nearly every aspect of entertainment, from news about a Boba Fett standalone to recent television cancellations/renewals from the upfront events. They also discuss this week's Blu-ray releases and break down another big box office weekend. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. The three then go on their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and have their panties in a bind about from the week. After a spoiler-filled discussion of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the boys take their first mailbag question and try not to screw it up (at least Matt tried - Brand

Confirmed #JOHNWICK 2 Is Going To Happen.

LIONSGATE RELOADS “ JOHN WICK 2 ” Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) has confirmed plans to produce a sequel to 2014’s critically-acclaimed breakout hit “ JOHN WICK ,” it was announced today by Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairmen of the Theatrical Motion Pictures Group. Keanu Reeves along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter, Derek Kolstad are set to return for the sequel. The film will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and will be produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, who produced the first film. In the follow up to last year’s adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption thriller, legendary hit man John Wick is back. “With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more

John Wick Sequel Could Happen

The first film hasn’t even made it over here yet, but John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are already mulling over ideas for a sequel to the action thriller, which is in development. John Wick finds Keanu Reeves as the titular tough guy, who has given up bullet slinging for a quiet life after his wife dies. But, because he’s a cinematic assassin, his life can never quite be that easy or calm. On a random errand, he runs afoul of some gangsters who take a shine to his car. Rebuffed, they track him down and take everything, even killing his beloved dog. Enraged, Wick picks up the tools of his trade once more and soon no one is safe... Stuntmen-turned-directors Stahelski and Leitch (the latter isn’t credited but definitely worked on calling the shots) made something that US audiences have embraced as a cult hit and has helped boost Reeves’ career. While there are no specifics on the sequel’s story or even if the star will return, the filmmakers know their focus, as th

Inside the Bucket Podcast #36

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! Our clusterf**k technical issues continues as Inside the Bucket tries to get its A game together. This week, Matt and John are joined by none other than Zak Souza and John's dogs! Together, they gather each week to bitch and complain about the hottest movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . Please check out all the links to the stories we covered in today's podcast. Later, the boys give away free movie tickets and cover a wide variety of items during their Rants and Raves segment, before moving into a review of John Wick . We encourage you to participate in our Open Forum Friday, which is your chance to get in our business about running a passion project like our trainwreck. Be warned: Inside the Bucket is an EXPLICIT PODCAST. We tend to say controversial things and cuss just for the heck of it. So, please be careful if you are listening to us while

Open Forum Friday: October 24, 2014

Here's your chance to connect with the SJF community. While you're welcome to comment on any movie or television thoughts you might have, here's a brief rundown of the movies released this week and Blu-rays to be released next Tuesday: Movies - John Wick Blu-rays - Begin Again Also, don't forget to listen to our weekly podcast, where we break down the major news of the week and do our giveaways. No matter what you choose to talk about, a few ground rules: keep it nice, no ads, and no flaming. Other than that, sound off on any movie or television thoughts you have. Feel free to comment on any of the following: 1. What are you watching on television? 2. What's the last film you saw? 3. What would you like to see us discuss on the podcast? These are just some of the questions, but again pick something movie or TV related. Happy posting!

John Wick Review: Face-Shootings are Apparently In

John Wick combines slick action, perfectly-placed humor, and a puppy. Go figure. In John Wick , Keanu Reeves plays a cold-blooded hitman whose world is turned upside down when a trio of Russian mobsters destroy the one connection to his deceased wife. The action flick - directed by stuntmen Chad Stahelski and David Leitch - takes Wick on a vicious killing spree, as he systematically eliminates his enemies all the way to the top dog Viggo Tarasov, played by Michael Nyqvist. Along the way, Wick will renew old acquaintances, like fellow assassin Ms. Perkins (Adrianne Palicki) and former partner Marcus (Willem Dafoe). As he works his way to the top, Wick becomes the irresistible force to Tarasov's immovable object, taking us full circle to the movie's disturbing opening. Having zero expectations, I found Wick to be completely enjoyable. The action is fluid, the car stunts well-conceived, the humor perfectly placed. For two guys who never sat in the center chair o

#JOHNWICK " Bar Fight " Clip And Ticket Information

JOHN WICK is NOW OPEN in THEATERS AND IMAX everywhere! Head to a theater near you to see this ROTTEN TOMATOES CERTIFIED FRESH action-thriller that critics and fans are raving about. Buy your tickets below and experience the fast-paced, bullet-riddled fun starring the legendary Keanu Reeves , along with his star-studded cast, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters , and more! And in case you missed it, grab a sneak peak at the insane action-packed scenes in the CLIP below. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE – and receive a FREE download of PAYDAY 2 with purchase: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". Please Leave A Comment-

October 2014 Movies On Our Radar

After two terrible months, October shapes up nicely in our On the Radar Preview. We hate being right. Last month, we predicted that the Domestic Box Office for September 2014 would be one of the worst in recent memory, and it sadly kept its promise, slogging in well under 2013 with $273.8m and nearly beating the venerable 2001 haul of $268.5m. The quarter was also the worst since 1996, taking in just $2.5b - yes, that period includes Summer 'blockbusters.' With these infamies behind us, we now move into the pre-Oscar/Holiday film season, a period that usually delivers memorable features while a few even make their case for February considerations. This month, we find an appealing mix of WWII tank drama, spine-tingling horror, as well as a few genuine Oscar contenders. Here is our On the Radar preview for October 2014: Annabelle (October 1st) Plot: A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their hom

Final Trailer For #JOHNWICK

New poster and final trailer for JOHN WICK . The film stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, with Ian McShane, with John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe . An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". Please Leave A Comment-