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Cannes 2017: In The Fade review: Dir. Fatih Akin (2017)

26 May 2017 2:51 AM, PDT

In The Fade review: Diane Kruger leads the cast of this German-language feature from director Fatih Akin, a film that is part-courtroom drama, part revenge-thriller, all set around a family tragedy, a bombing in central Hamburg.

In The Fade review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

In The Fade review

The Family, Justice, and The Sea are the titles give to the three very distinct parts of this film, each of them kicking off with amateur video footage setting the scene. The first opens in what appears to be in a prison with one of the inmates dressed in a white tuxedo. This is Nuri (Numan Acar), a German-Turkish man who is about to marry his bride, Diane Kruger’s Katja, a tattooed hipster waiting for him in the visitor’s room. Fast-forward a couple of years’ post title card and we’re in the family home, the couple now with child, »

- Paul Heath

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A Boss Baby 2 is on the way from Dreamworks Animation

26 May 2017 1:49 AM, PDT

Dreamworks Animation have revealed that a sequel to this year’s animated hit The Boss Baby is in active development. According to sources, the film, currently titled The Boss Baby 2, will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Alec Baldwin is to return headline the film for the studio, which has so fare brought in a huge $460 million around the world.

The first film revolves around a new baby’s arrival that impacts a family, and is totally told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot »

- Paul Heath

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Famous TV shows set in the casinos of Las Vegas

25 May 2017 5:19 PM, PDT

There is just 424 kilometres between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, so its no surprise that the so-called ‘Sin City’ has attracted many TV shows to the bright lights of the city over the years. We all know that the popular TV series CSI – Crime Scene Investigation is famously set in Vegas, but what about other shows that have chosen to head to the vast array of hotels and casinos over the years.

Well, let’s kick things off with a little known show actually called Las Vegas. The series, which ran for five seasons between 2003 and 2008, starred Josh Dumamel, who would later go on to headline the Transformers franchise, and screen legend James Caan (The Godfather). Las Vegas revolved around life in a fiction casino called the Montecito Resort & Casino on the famous Vegas strip. These days you can head to an online casino gratis, but this was a time »

- The Hollywood News

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Here’s Liam Neeson as Deep Throat in new clip from The Silent Man

25 May 2017 8:06 AM, PDT

Sony Pictures Classics have provided us with our very first look at Liam Neeson as Deep Throat, the infamous whistle blower in the first clip from the upcoming The Silent Man.

The film revovles around Mark Felt – aka Deep Throat, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistle blower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice.

Also starring in the film are the likes of Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer), Tony Goldwyn »

- Paul Heath

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Netflix release the new trailer for original series Ozark

25 May 2017 7:20 AM, PDT

Ozark

Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the highly anticipated series Ozark. Jason Bateman, who serves as an executive producer and director, stars as Marty Byrde, alongside Academy Award ® nominee Laura Linney as his wife Wendy.

The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.

This dark drama, which also stars Esai Morales, Julia Garner, Marc Menchaca, Jason Butler Harner and Harris Yulin, explores capitalism, family dynamics and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.

The new series hits in July.

Watch the new teaser trailer below. »

- Paul Heath

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New Baywatch clips wash up in the surf

25 May 2017 7:10 AM, PDT

Baywatch

It’s finally in cinemas next week, and just to get you a little bit more excited Paramount Pictures have released two new clips from the Baywatch movie.

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

We reviewed the film rather favourably over here, so do check it out Baywatch opens in UK cinemas, previewing from Monday 29th May 2017.

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- Paul Heath

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Exclusive: Watch a clip from animated feature ‘Spark’

25 May 2017 6:16 AM, PDT

To coincide with its release in UK cinemas this weekend, we have an exclusive clip to share from Spark, which features the voices of Jessica Biel, Patrick Stewart and Susan Sarandon.

Spark (Jace Norman) is a wisecracking teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk (Rob deLeeuw) and Vix (Jessica Biel). Thirteen years ago, power-hungry Zhong (Alan C. Peterson) seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark can stop him. Aaron Woodley directs the space tale, which launches in the UK from Friday, May 26th. Here’s that new, exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure.

The post Exclusive: Watch a clip from animated feature ‘Spark’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes 2017: Rodin review: Dir. Jacques Doillon (2017)

25 May 2017 4:31 AM, PDT

Rodin review: Jacques Doillon directs this really rather dull and uneventful biopic of legendary French artist Auguste Rodin in Rodin, making its way into official competition at Cannes 2017.

Rodin review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

Rodin review

We open to 1880 Paris where the title card immediately informs us that Rodin has reached the age of 40, and has received his first state commission from the French government. He begins on ‘The Gates Of Hell’, a collection of figurines including the famous ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker’, some of his most famous work. It is at this time where he meets the Camille Claudel, a talented young woman, his student, who quickly becomes his assistant, and ultimately his mistress. The decade-spanning story, whittled down to just two very long hours, details Rodin’s shortcomings and unfulfillment with his work, notably his famous Balzac, a sculpture that wouldn’t gain respect during his lifetime, »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes 2017: 24 Frames review: Dir. Abbas Kiarostami (2017)

25 May 2017 4:08 AM, PDT

24 Frames review: Abbas Kiarostami’s posthumous work screens at the 70th Festival de Cannes as part of its 70th birthday celebrations.

24 Frames review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

24 Frames review

Presented at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as part of their anniversary celebrations, is Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s final work, completed after his death, the post-production overseen by his son Ahmad. The film, a passion project from the director who brought us the likes of Close Up and Taste Of Cherry, appears as a special event is split into 24 separate chunks, each one represented by a different photograph. The filmmaker’s intention is show the events leading up to the point in which the photo was taken, and indeed the moments afterwards, no one the same but each one as impactful in their own way.

Related: Cannes 2017 – Good Time review

The film opens with Pieter Bruegel »

- Paul Heath

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Win ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ goodies

25 May 2017 3:15 AM, PDT

To celebrate the cinema release of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the must see family movie this May half term, we are offering x 5 lucky entrants the chance to win a Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul merchandise set including pencil toppers, a wimpy kid toy, notebook and more!

Based on the record-breaking book series and starring Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is in cinemas this Friday.

In Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

What is the surname of the family in Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul?

a) Smith b) Heffley c) Jones

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- Paul Heath

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Cannes 2017: Good Time review: Dir. Josh & Benny Safde

25 May 2017 2:30 AM, PDT

Good Time review: The Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny unite with Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson for this thrilling drama revolving around a heist movie gone bad.

Good Time review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Festival de Cannes 2017.

Good Time review

The opening shot is grand – a sweeping vista of New York City, the camera seemingly drone-mounted moving slowly towards a windowed high-rise on the south side of Manhattan. With this opening image, reminiscent of the first frames of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which was the start of the magnificent bank robbery that introduced us to Heath Ledger’s Joker for the first time, one would almost expect to be transported straight to the heist at the centre of the narrative, but this is clearly not the case as we immediately cut to a close up on the face of Nick Nikas (Benny Safdie). Nick is being interviewed and »

- Paul Heath

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Tron helmer may be the man to direct the Top Gun sequel

24 May 2017 10:10 PM, PDT

We reported yesterday that Tom Cruise is definitely looking to bring a sequel to his 1986 star-maker Top Gun to screens very soon, and even suggested that filming could kick off within a year, but there have been some further developments overnight linking his Oblivion helmer Joseph Kosinski to the director’s chair.

Variety are reporting that the filmmaker, who also brought Tron: Legacy to cinemas for Disney, is the front-runner to direct the film for Paramount Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a movie that will reunite him with Tom Cruise.

That’s kind of all we have at the moment, but he is definitely a solid filmmaker to bring a new Top Gun movie to screens.

We’ll keep you posted of any further developments.

The post Tron helmer may be the man to direct the Top Gun sequel appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Jack Kesy is Deadpool 2 villain, but who will he play?

24 May 2017 10:04 PM, PDT

Jack Kesy is set to play the villain in Deadpool 2, and already there is tons of fan speculation as to who he may play. Deadline first reported the news of his casting, and even eluded to him possibly playing the role of Black Tom, a character they elaborated on a little further.

In the comics, he is a nemesis in the X-Men universe, a Dublin-born mutant who can manipulate, bond with, and project energy through plant life. He is also capable of issuing concussive blasts with a wooden object, usually a shillelagh.

Of course, this is merely speculation at this time, but he could fit the mould of this Marvel villain. What do you think?

Kesy can currently be seen in the Baywatch movie over at Paramount. Ryan Reynolds will return to the title role for the sequel, along with Morena Baccarin, back as Deadpool’s love interest Vanessa, »

- Paul Heath

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Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ cancelled by Netflix after one season

24 May 2017 9:58 PM, PDT

The Get Down

Deadline are reporting that Netflix have cancelled Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix show The Get Down after just one season. No specific reason is given for the streamer not to renew for a season two, but with episodes costing upwards of $10 million, bringing its total bill to over $100 million, it’s likely that expense may have been a factor.

Luhrmann himself also released a statement on social media.

“I wanted to speak to you with an open heart and just acknowledge how humbled and moved that not only I, but all who have given so much to this production, have been by your passion and commitment to see the next chapter of The Get Down go back into production in the immediate future. I want to explain to you why that is unlikely to happen…”

The second batch of six episodes were released on Netflix just last month. »

- Paul Heath

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‘John Wick 3’ is on the fast-track

24 May 2017 9:51 PM, PDT

A third movie in the highly successful John Wick series is moving along very fast, so reports Collider. The outlet spoke to John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski about the plans to bring back Keanu Reeves’ character for another high-octane outing.

“We’re currently in the middle of writing it right now. It’s more of a how fast can we get our sh– together. But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”

One thing the filmmaker wouldn’t confirm is whether he would return to direct. It does seem that he’s super involved though.

“Currently I’m acting as prep director. Hopefully, everything will work out time wise. Of course — I would love to… If you really watch the first and second one, there’s only one place it can go — so I’ll let you sort that out. »

- Paul Heath

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The Most Famous Las Vegas Casinos Used In The Movies

24 May 2017 5:47 PM, PDT

Las Vegas is a wonderful town. Positioned in the middle of the desert and often known simply as ‘Vegas’, the town boasts to be the ‘entertainment capital of the world’, and if you’ve ever visited, you can see why. The sprawling strip is home to many of the city’s most famous casinos and hotels, and vary from very small to absolutely huge – the MGM Grand boasts 5,124 rooms alone, and is one the biggest hotels in the world.

Vegas has been thriving for many years now, the city bringing in an estimated 40 million visitors every year, something which makes the town the economic life-blood of the state of Nevada, where it lies. Of course there are many ways to gamble online now, and a lot of the sites offer an exclusive casino bonus just to sign up, but Vegas is also home to many concerts, theatre shows and spectacles »

- The Hollywood News

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Win ‘Detour’ on iTunes, along with a signed poster by director Christopher Smith

24 May 2017 11:04 AM, PDT

Starring Tye Sheridan (X-Men Apocalypse, Ready Player One) and directed by Christopher Smith (Triangle, Creep) tense, stylish noir thriller Detour comes to cinemas and On Demand 26th May.

We’re giving you the chance to win a poster signed by director Christopher Smith and a promo code to download the film for free from iTunes on its release.

Detour also stars Cohen (Brooklyn, The Oa), Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer.

Synopsis: When law student Harper (Sheridan) wakes with an almighty hangover the last thing he expects at his front door is threatening tough guy Johnny Ray (Cohen) and his girlfriend Cherry (Powley) but he soon comes to realise that a drunken bar conversation the previous night is about to turn into a dark and dangerous reality. Harper obsesses that his step-dad Vincent (Moyer) is responsible for the car crash that has left his mum in a coma, »

- Paul Heath

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Lionsgate debut the final trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’

24 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT

The final trailer for Luc Besson’s upcoming, mega-budgeted Valerian and the City Of A Thousand Planets, which is set to debut in cinemas this summer.

The $170 million-plus budgeted film is based on the acclaimed French comic book series, and stars Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevingne, releasing on August 2nd.

In the year 2740 Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government charged with maintaining order throughout the Universe. Under orders from their commander, Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the galaxy. This great, historic city, is under attack by an unknown enemy. Valerian and Laureline must race against time to find the source of this evil and stop it before it destroys the cornerstone of our Universe.

Watch the brand new trailer for the film below.

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- Paul Heath

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Final ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer lands a month from release

24 May 2017 10:39 AM, PDT

Universal Pictures have debuted a brand new poster and trailer for Despicable Me 3, which is just about a month away from release.

From the team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and MinionsDespicable Me 3 sees Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig reprise their roles as Gru and Lucy, alongside Trey Parker as ‘80s villain Balthazar Bratt.

This new trailer shows Gru being lured back into the world of villainy by his twin brother, Dru.  It also gives a glimpse of the adventure and action throughout, including the Minions in prison.

Take a look at the new one-sheets above featuring the many Minions from the new film, and of course the new trailer below.

The post Final ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer lands a month from release appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Tom Cruise may film ‘Top Gun 2’ within the year

24 May 2017 10:33 AM, PDT

It looks like Tom Cruise is set to reprise his role of Maverick in a sequel to the 1986 action movie Top Gun. The superstar is Down Under promoting his new film The Mummy where he spoke to an Australian TV show where he appeared to state that the film may start shooting within the year.

“I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year.”

Worldwide Exclusive: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! “I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year”. #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4

— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017

Tony Scott, who directed the original classic, was set to helm the film before he sadly passed away in 2012. No director is currently attached, though we’ll obviously keep you posted.

The post Tom Cruise may film ‘Top Gun 2’ within the year appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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