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'Logan Lucky' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Amityville: The Awakening (horror reboot; Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh; rated PG-13) Wind River (action-thriller; Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Martin Sensmeier, Gil Birmingham, Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones, Graham Greene; rated R) The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (animated sequel; voices: Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl, Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias; rated PG) Atomic Blonde...

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‘Ultimate Justice’ Review

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Matthias Hues, Mike Möller, Brandon Rhea, Mike Leeder, Wolfgang Riehm, Martin Baden, Henry Muller, Verena Konietschke, Bartholomäus Kowalski, Yazmeen Baker, Gerrit Grass, Mathis Landwehr, Sandra Tauro, Susen Ermich | Written by Marco Theiss | Directed by Martin Christopher Bode

Ultimate Justice follows a group of Special Forces operatives who come back together for one last mission when the family of one of their own is threatened. The film starts out with a flashback to Commander Hans Sturm and his team of soldiers, led by Mark Dacascos’ Gus, performing their very last mission. You see their team takes casualties and Gus decides it’s time to end the security teams days and sell the company, Vme, and retire. Jump forward eight years and Strum is now married with a wife and child, living in a huge mansion. One night his home is attacked, his wife raped and killed, and his daughter kidnapped.
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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Blu-ray, 4K, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

Warner Home Video has announced release dates and comprehensive extras for all home video versions of The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Your first chance to catch Master Wu and his secret ninja force on the small screen comes on December 12th with the Digital HD release. The Lego Ninjago Movie 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD editions are slated to arrive on December 19th.

Jackie Chan headlines the ensemble cast that also includes Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. Though The Lego Ninjago Movie didn't live up to ticket sale expectations at the box office, it should prove quite popular on home video and introduce more potential new young fans to the franchise.

Pre-order The Lego Ninjago Movie on Blu-ray combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

The previous two Lego movie home video releases were stacked with extras
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Find Your Inner Piece This December When The Lego Ninjago Movie Arrives on Blu-Ray

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The second Lego movie to launch this year (following on from the successful debut of The Lego Batman Movie) will be coming into your home next month when it hits 4K/Blu-ray with a slew of bonus features.

Warner Bros. has announced that the latest Lego movie, Lego Ninjago, will launch on blu-ray later next month on December 19th. If you can't wait that long, you can snag it a little bit early, digitally, on December 12th. It might be a late month release, but it Is just in time for that last minute Christmas gift for your kiddos. Plus, it comes with a plethora of bonus features:

Laugh it up when “The Lego® Ninjago® Movie” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson,
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Afm: Jackie Chan's 'Bleeding Steel' Gets Global Deal (Exclusive)

Afm: Jackie Chan's 'Bleeding Steel' Gets Global Deal (Exclusive)
Afm regular Jackie Chan has found a world-spanning home for his latest thriller.

Swen Asia, a division of The Swen Group, and Wme-img China, a subsidiary of Endeavor, have acquired worldwide rights (outside of China) to Bleeding Steel, with plans for a day-and-date release with China and the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and most Asian territories on Dec. 22. 

Chan appears in the sci-fi action thriller alongside Taiwanese star Show Lo and Australian actors Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant). Rounding up the cast is Nana Ouyang (To the Fore) and newcomer...
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MPAA Chief Charles Rivkin on China: ‘Ours Is a Shared Future’

Making one of his first speeches as the new head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Charles Rivkin described a shared future between the U.S. and Chinese film industries.

He was speaking at the annual U.S.-China Film Summit, organized by the Asia Society, and held this year at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Rivkin, himself a former film executive, described “the fundamental significance of our shared storytelling.”

“Imagine not having Chinese audiences. Can we envision a world where American audiences could not watch Jackie Chan or ‘Wolf Warriors II.’ In reality we live in a shared world,” Rivkin said. He described how U.S. television shows, such as those of Jim Henson Company, encouraged critical thinking in Chinese children.

“Our two film markets have been undeniably successful — and the future holds even greater promise,” Rivkin said. “However, seizing potential growth — and overcoming the challenges ahead — will require cooperation. … By building
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Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?

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Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?
Movie producer and director Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, who both spoke to the Los Angeles Times.

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her, while Henstridge told the paper that when she was 19, she was forced to perform oral sex on Ratner in his New York apartment after watching a movie with a group of friends.

In the Times article, published Wednesday, a total of six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player,
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Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!

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Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!Jenny Bullough11/1/2017 10:02:00 Am

It's November, and now that the post-Halloween sugar coma has passed, we're looking forward to the brief reprieve before the madness of holiday preparations begin in earnest! But, colder temps can also mean bored kids on a Saturday morning. If you're looking for a fun family escape, look no further than Cineplex's Family Favourites. Every Saturday at 11am, select Cineplex theatres show classic and recent favourite family films for only 2.99 per person. Click here for more info, and check out our lineup for November!

November 4 - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back! The money-hungry mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group
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Afm: Stx Sells ‘All the Money in the World’ to China’s HiShow

Afm: Stx Sells ‘All the Money in the World’ to China’s HiShow
Stx Intl., the sales arm of budding studio Stx Entertainment, has struck a deal that sees HiShow Entertainment set as the exclusive rights holder and China distributor of its Kevin Spacey-starring John Paul Getty kidnap drama “All the Money in the World.”

The Ridley Scott-directed film is set for its premiere this month at the AFI Festival and is set for North American release on Dec. 22. Sony Pictures is handling the North American release. Stx, present at this week’s American Film Market, is overseeing international.

International openings will largely follow the domestic outing, and, as is normal with the release of foreign titles in China, no date has yet been set. Neither Stx or HiShow were able to confirm if the pictures has yet cleared censorship in China, or whether it will be treated as a revenue-sharing film or a flat-fee import.

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10 of the weirdest Kung Fu movies ever

Craig Lines Nov 1, 2017

Every now and then, martial arts movies go, er, a 'little leftfield', Here are some examples...

There are few feelings I enjoy as much as watching a movie that shakes me out of my complacency, wakes me up from my jaded quasi-slumber and makes me go “I’ve not seen that before!” I watch way too many films and it can take a lot to genuinely shock or surprise me, but there are few genres that manage it as often as martial arts.

Now, I appreciate there’s a lot of base level ‘weirdness’ to the genre if you’re not used to it. There’s curious dubbing, an emphasis on physicality over plotting, some eastern cultural touchpoints that baffle unfamiliar western audiences… but fans get used to all that. I’m talking about something slightly different.

To clarify, it might seem strange to new viewers when
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Josh Duhamel To Be Honored At WildAid Gala

WildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening with WildAid,” will take place November 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

WildAid is the only group to focus exclusively on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products through public awareness campaigns. With the simple message “When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too,” WildAid works with government, business and media partners as well as celebrities and high profile individuals to advocate consumer change.

With sponsors including the Toms Animal Initiative, “An Evening with WildAid” will bring out Hollywood’s A-List, including film star Josh Duhamel who will be on hand to receive the 2017 Wildlife Champion Award.

Duhamel has been an advocate for WildAid, filming several PSAs for the organization and using his celebrity status on social media to engage new audiences and to spread awareness of the
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Jackie Chan Sings the Cantonese version of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” on the DVD for the Disney movie Mulan

Who knew that Jackie Chan could sing? To be honest his voice isn’t really that bad and it seems to fit nicely with the song I’ll Make a Man Out of You. It’s easy to assume that this song was probably the most influential in the Mulan animated feature but it’s also likely that it will be just as powerful in the live action movie, if the film even gets a song or two thrown in. The live action remake of Mulan is actually seeming to flirt with the idea that there will be no songs, much to the horror

Jackie Chan Sings the Cantonese version of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” on the DVD for the Disney movie Mulan
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China Opportunities for Hollywood Still Big, Says EastWest Bank’s Dominic Ng (Exclusive)

China Opportunities for Hollywood Still Big, Says EastWest Bank’s Dominic Ng (Exclusive)
Collapsed acquisitions and halted payments have gripped the imagination in Hollywood, just as the U.S. film industry had come to regard China as its biggest source of external capital. But if the deal talk has been scaled back, there are still numerous reasons why Hollywood and the Chinese film industry are going to be working ever closer.

That is the view of Dominic Ng, chairman of EastWest Bank, the company which has been involved in most of the major China-Hollywood transactions of the past five years. Writing in the bank’s Reach Further in-house magazine, Ng explains “How Hollywood Can Still Capitalize on the Chinese Market.”

Deal flow has fallen from some $5 billion in 2016, to less than $500 million in 2017. And there have been no major acquisitions since February.

However, he argues that “the fundamentals continue to support greater cooperation between Chinese and U.S. entertainment companies.” PwC projects that China’s Entertainment and Media sector will grow
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deadly Eyes (1982)

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Until you start watching killer rat movies, you don’t realize how few killer rat movies there are. It’s not a sub-genre that sparked off franchises (does Willard and its sequel Ben count? Let me know) or inspired Funko toys, but rather has films strewn here and there throughout horror history. Today we’re scurrying back to my particular turf for Deadly Eyes (1982), Golden Harvest’s Canadian-lensed attempt to move over from Kung Fu to Rodent Fu. (Sorry Joe Bob Briggs, I couldn’t resist.)

Released in October by Golden Harvest (the Honk Kong based studio with nearly 300 production credits) in Canada and stateside by Warner Brothers the following April, Deadly Eyes (aka Night Eyes) laid droppings all over the place according to critics and audiences alike, and was quickly relegated to clamshell heaven. Was it a film ahead of its time? God no. But Deadly Eyes is way more fun than I remembered,
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‘The Foreigner’s Wayne Marc Godfrey On Decade-Long Journey; STXSparkle Roll China Co-Pro Soon Passing $100M Offshore

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‘The Foreigner’s Wayne Marc Godfrey On Decade-Long Journey; STXSparkle Roll China Co-Pro Soon Passing $100M Offshore
Exclusive: STX and Sparkle Roll's The Foreigner, originated by The Fyzz Facility, has already crossed $100M globally and is nearing $100M at the international box office with $98.5M projected through this weekend. After some mixed attempts by others, this one is a fine example of how a Chinese co-production can work. That arrangement was engineered by the folks at STX and co-star Jackie Chan's Sparkle Roll Media after the project was brought to them by Fyzz founder Wayne M…
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Edgar Wright Picks His 100 Favorite Horror Movies

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Last year, Edgar Wright rolled up his sleeves and dropped a list of his 1000 favorite movies. It served as a great guide into the cinephile mind of the director, and now, just time for your Halloween weekend, the filmmaker has shared the movies that make him jump out of his skin.

Read More: Edgar Wright & Jackie Chan Discuss Filmmaking, Fame And More In Talkhouse Podcast

Once again partnering with Mubi, Wright has revealed his 100 Favorite Horror Movies.

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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

The latest in the long line of Traveller’s Tales tie-ins is this cumbersomely-titled effort, and as gaming experience it’s precisely what you would expect – a fact that brings a hint of comfort and a sprig of joy, but also a sense of laziness, and the nagging feeling that the well-worn Lego game formula is wearing thin.

After a grainy “FusionScope” introduction (such a shame that the ‘70s ninja movie vibe is not reflected in the tone or plot of the game or the movie), the player is thrown into Uncle Wu’s (Jackie Chan) training dojo for a tutorial, which culminates in a face-off against The Master Chicken. Everything you need to know about the game – from the typically irreverent humour to the simplistic gameplay – is contained in this first sequence.

The Lego games are basically puzzle adventures, although Ninjago’s core gameplay is naturally somewhat more combat-focused.
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Edgar Wright & Jackie Chan Discuss Filmmaking, Fame And More In Talkhouse Podcast

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Self professed Jackie Chan fanboy Edgar Wright, hot off his smash hit “Baby Driver,” sat down with one of his filmmaking heroes for a far ranging conversation covering all things cinema, overcoming insecurity and Chan’s elusive retirement. “I’ve been a huge fan for a many years,” Wright said eagerly, “in your new film ‘The Foreigner‘ I think audiences will be surprised to see a side of you not often seen — this is dark and brooding Jackie not silly and fun Jackie.

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Willie Chan, Jackie Chan’s Former Manager, Dies at 76

Willie Chan, Jackie Chan’s Former Manager, Dies at 76
Willie Chan, film producer and long-time manager of Jackie Chan, has died. He was 76.

Sources tell Variety that he died in his sleep, between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, local time.

Born in Malaysia as Chan Chi-keung, and educated partly in Hawaii, Chan moved to Hong Kong in 1970. That was just as Bruce Lee mania was at its peak, and was propelling the Hong Kong film industry, which is made up of many exiles from Greater China, into a production boom.

Chan quickly met Jackie Chan through actor Charlie Chin. Jackie Chan was working as a stunt man. With Hong Kong looking for a new male action hero following Lee’s untimely death, Willie Chan found Jackie Chan his first starring role in Lo Wei’s 1976 film “New Fist of Fury.”

Their 38-year relationship weathered the ups and downs of Jackie Chan’s early career, including self-imposed exile in Australia, and an unsuccessful
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Box Office Weekend: Tyler Perry and Madea Debut on Top

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Tyler Perry’s latest eponymously titled film, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the box office weekend with $21.7 million during its first few days in theaters. This opening also marks the seventh “Madea” film to open over $20 million.

Finishing in a distant second-place, was the new disaster movie, Geostorm, which finished with $13.3 million as audiences and critics seemed content to look on the film as a disaster in and of itself. The horror film, Happy Death Day fell from first to third in its second week of release with $9.4 million this past weekend. Meanwhile, Blade Runner 2049 garnered only $7.2 million in its third week of release, raising its domestic haul to $74 million, while its brought in somewhere around $195 million internationally.

Elsewhere, Only the Brave debuted to decent reviews and a $6 million opening weekend. It remains to be seen whether word of mouth can give the film a firm
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