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Netflix To Release First Original Film, A Sequel To 'Crouching Tiger'

September 30th, 2014 8:33am EDT
Netflix To Release First Original Film, A Sequel To 'Crouching T
Netflix is partnering with the Weinstein Company to release its first original movie - a sequel to martial arts film "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Dragon."

The original, directed by Ang Lee, grossed over $213 million worldwide following its release in 2000, and rumors about a follow-up began surfacing in 2013.

The sequel will be the first major motion picture to debut on Netflix. It will also be released in several Imax theaters, according to the New York Times.

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said the company is hoping to change the traditional method for releasing films. Mo...
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Check Out The Audrey Hepburn Blu-ray Collection, Available Now

September 30th, 2014 4:09am EDT
Audrey Hepburn
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is paying tribue to Audrey Hepburn with a Blu-ray collection containing three of her most endearing films - "Funny Face," "Sabrina," and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) stars Hepburn in her career-defining role as Holly Golightly and an Oscar-winning score by Henry Mancini that includes the indelible ballad, "Moon River."

Directed by Blake Edwards and based on Truman Capote's novella, it tells the story of eccentric and extroverted party girl Golightly, who lives off the generosity of various New York City gentlemen, while refusing...
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Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Debuts At Number One

September 29th, 2014 8:24am EDT
The Equalizer
"The Equalizer" easily took the top spot at the weekend box office, making $35 million in ticket sales.

The film, starring Denzel Washington, centers on McCall, a man who attempts to put his mysterious past behind him and live a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young woman controlled by a group of violent Russian gangsters, McCall decides to help her. If someone has a problem and the odds are stacked against them, McCall will step in. He is The Equalizer.

"The Equalizer" is the third best opening of Washington's career, followed by "American Gangster" and "...
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Check Out 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Sept. 30

September 28th, 2014 6:35am EDT
Check Out 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' On DVD, Blu-ray & Mo
In "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Autobots and Decepticons have all but disappeared from Earth following an epic showdown that saved the world but left a great city in tatters.

As humanity reorganizes after the battle, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history while an ancient, powerful new menace threatens the planet.

With help from a new group of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots prepare to face their biggest challenge ever, which will ultimately lead to a climactic battle that pans the world.

Mark Wahlberg, Brenton Thwaites, Nicole Pelz,...
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Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks 'Kill The Messenger,' 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' And His 'Bourne' Future

September 27th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks 'Kill The Messenger,' 'Avengers:
Jeremy Renner is an actor's actor. At least that's what we've come to believe. In the short time since he's exploded into the mainstream with an Oscar-nominated performance in Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker", Renner has become something of a multi-purpose performer. He's proven his capabilities in a variety of different genres, from bank robbers to superheroes, and he seems keen on stretching his talents as far as they can go.

In his new film, the politically-charged thriller "Kill The Messenger", Renner takes on the true life tale of San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb, wh...
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Check Out Robert De Niro In 'Once Upon A Time In America' Extended Director's Cut Collector's Edition

September 27th, 2014 5:16am EDT
Once Upon A Time In America
The drama "Once Upon A Time In America" is about the rise and fall of Jewish-American gangsters in New York at the beginning of the century through the 1960s.

The film, originally released in 1984, centers on David "Noodles" Aarronson (Robert De Niro) and Max (James Woods), Jewish childhood pals who become gangsters during Prohibition and reunite 35 years later. Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern and Treat Williams also star.

Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone directed the film, which was nominated for two Golden Globe awards for best director and best original score.

The 251-m...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'

September 26th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'
It’s fest time in the great north and Canadian correspondent (and my film expert father!) Michael Coleman will be tackling the good, the bad and the snowed from Vancouver International Film Fest 2014 all for your movie pleasure – take it away Dad!

While the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 taking place Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 (go to www.viff.org for more details!) does not have the name or the red carpet glitz of a Toronto or Cannes event it is one of, if not the, biggest and most attended fest in North America. Over 500 screenings, 341 films from 75 countries, over 16 ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Reign Of Fire'

September 26th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reign of Fire
With the lackluster new film "The Equalizer" hitting theaters this weekend, it felt like the right time to show the mundane movie powers that be that action work can still possess awesome acting…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s movie has both popcorn fun and cool character depth all under the roof of the fantasy genre. It also introduced audiences to some of the most amazing actors of our generation while re-invigorating those already familiar. All this and dragons – oh, yeah! We’re talking about Matthew McConaughey channeling inner crazy man in the 2002 flick…"Reign of Fire!"...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Rover'

September 26th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Rover'
Ready to get post apocalyptic with Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Rover" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the survival options below!

Title: "The Rover"

Grade: 1

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

Director: David Michod

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Sometimes a slow, methodic and symbolic flick can add layers as it gradually unfolds. In the case of the new film from "Animal Kingdom" helmer Da...
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David Fincher Sought A Modern-Day Faye Dunaway For 'Gone Girl'

September 26th, 2014 8:17am EDT
David Fincher Sought A Modern-Day Faye Dunaway For 'Gone Girl'
Rosamund Pike reminded filmmaker David Fincher of Faye Dunaway, and that helped the actress land the role in new thriller "Gone Girl."

The director admits he would have cast Dunaway in the role if he had made the film 40 years ago. British star Pike plays the missing wife of Ben Affleck's character.

Fincher told Playboy: "I wanted Faye Dunaway in Chinatown, where you think, 'This person has experienced avenues of pain that no one can articulate. Or Faye in Network, where it's, 'You're never going to get to the bottom of this, so just stop'.

"It's crazy how much Rosamund reminds me of Fa...
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