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Film Review: ‘The Star’

Film Review: ‘The Star’
Though it probably could have gone without saying, “The Star” ends with a politely worded note to the effect that, while having fun and taking artist license, its creators strived to maintain the spirit and values of the greatest story ever told. Sure enough, “The Star” offers a playful retelling of Jesus’ nativity, as seen from the animals’ point of view, while keeping the necessary irreverence that entails to a benign minimum. As kid-friendly Christmas movies go, this one actually goes out of its way to remind what the holiday represents, which should please parents looking for something a little more sophisticated (but just barely) than the VeggieTales cartoons.

In the tradition of Robert Lawson’s appealing young-adult books “Ben and Me” (about founding father Franklin and his “good mouse Amos”) and “Mr. Revere and I” (in which Paul’s horse recounts his master’s famous ride), this CG co-production between Sony Pictures Animation and the [link
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First poster for comedy Father Figures

Ahead of its Us release next month, a poster has arrived online for the upcoming comedy Father Figures featuring Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, and Glenn Close; check it out below…

See Also: Watch the red band trailer for Father Figures here

Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

Father Figures will open in the Us on December 22nd 2017 and in the UK on February 16th 2018, and features a cast that includes Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Katt Williams, Katie Aselton, June Squibb, Bill Irwin, Harry Shearer and Christopher Walken.
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Mission: Impossible 6 finishes Norwegian shoot

Simon Brew Nov 14, 2017

Mission: Impossible 6 has been in Norway filming another big stunt...

After losing time when Tom Cruise broke his ankle filming a stunt back in August, Mission: Impossible 6 resumed filming last month. And over the last week or so, the production has been in Norway, filming another extreme stunt.

This one sees Cruise dangling over the edge of the Preikestolen cliff, with the clifftop seemingly a scene for an action sequence in the movie. And if you want a taste of what’s in store, take a look at this Norwegian news bulletin that gives you a flavour of the location, and what the Mission: Impossible 6 team are up to…

The movie is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie, with Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Angela Bassett and more in the cast. It’s due for release on July 27th 2018, and filming continues…
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Video: Father Figures – Trailer + Poster

If Daddy’s Home 2 wasn’t enough paternal chaos for you, here’s the trailer and poster for Owen Wilson comedy Father Figures, arriving in cinemas next year on February 16th.

Wilson stars alongside Ed Helms as brothers who find out their father did not die as their mother led them to believe, but she’s not entirely sure who it is. They decide to set out together to track down the possible candidates Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken and J.K. Simmons and in doing so learn a lot more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

Check out the trailer above and the poster below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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Henry Cavill shows off his “fashionable nipple attachments” with Mission: Impossible 6 set photo

Henry Cavill has been shuffling promotional duties on the upcoming DC blockbuster Justice League with production on 2018’s Mission: Impossible 6 these past few weeks, and the actor has taken to Instagram to share a new photo from the set of the spy sequel which shows him performing a climbing stunt, complete with “fashionable nipple attachments”. Take a look here…

See Also: Henry Cavill’s Superman featured in behind-the-scenes images from Justice League

See Also: Mission: Impossible 6 cast photo featuring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill

Mission: Impossible 6 will see Tom Cruise joined by returning stars Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Michelle Monaghan, along with new additions Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Sian Brooke (Sherlock), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown). It is set for release on July 27th 2018.
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Video Game Review – Call of Duty: WWII

Shaun Munro reviews Call of Duty: WWII…

It’s not a stretch to say that the Call of Duty series has grown increasingly silly in recent years, gradually progressing from the oorah military fetishism of the Modern Warfare games into a sci-fi blockbuster franchise that, in the eyes of many fans, has spun wildly out of control.

It’s ironic, then, that the absurd has become the new norm for the franchise, and something as old-hat as a World War II setting feels paradoxically fresh and exciting. Simply, if you’ve been long-exhausted by the series’ recent obsession with exo-suits, wall-running and space battles, Call of Duty: WWII is a mostly refreshing tonic that lovingly recalls the more earnest tone of the earlier CoD games.

A big part of the appeal here is the focus on boots-on-the-ground gameplay, as is evident within seconds of beginning the game’s campaign, which
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October 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Editions, Slaughter High

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Happy (almost) Halloween readers! With October 31st falling on the weekly home entertainment release day, that means we have extra reasons to get excited this Tuesday. Scream Factory has put together two absolutely incredible collector’s edition Blu-rays for George A. Romero’s underrated modern classic Land of the Dead as well as Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, which fans are going to want to add to their own personal collections.

For those of you who may have missed it in theaters, The Dark Tower comes home on Halloween, and Lionsgate has given the cult classic Slaughter High the Vestron Video treatment for their brand new Blu. Blue Underground is also keeping busy this week with a pair of Collector’s Edition sets, too—The Lift and Down—and the complete series of Orphan Black makes its home release bow on Halloween, too.

Other notable Halloween
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Contest: Win Dawn Of The Dead (2004) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth." This Halloween, Scream Factory is unleashing Zack Snyder's 2004 remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Dawn of the Dead (2004).

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Dawn of the Dead Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 6th.
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Video: 5 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Since the beginning of cinema, horror movies have graced our screens and thrilled its audiences in a unique way. These new types of movies that emerged brought audience members original and terrifying story lines that had never been thought of before. But in this new modern age where some of these unique horror movies have long been forgotten, some have chosen to remake them in a way that reaches out to new audiences. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five of the best horror remakes around.

5. Quarantine (2008)

Found footage horror movies are new to the genre becoming popular after the emergence of The Blair Witch Project (1999). John Erick Dowdle’s Quarantine may be one of the best found footage horror movies around. It is a remake of the Spanish film Rec (2007). The film stars Jennifer Carpenter as a news reporter who becomes trapped in a
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Script Is Almost Finished

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Script Is Almost Finished
James Gunn took to social media to announce that he's almost finished with the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script. The second installment of the Guardians franchise came out right before the summer and is the third highest grossing movie of 2017, earning some big-time cash at a relatively quiet year for the box office as a whole. But as far as the McU is concerned, the attention is directed squarely on the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok (which has been compared to Guardians in terms of humor and soundtrack) and the almighty Avengers: Infinity War.

Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was recently just released on Blu-ray/DVD, director James Gunn took to Instagram early Friday morning, bedhead and all, to announce that he's just about finished with the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script with 70 pages complete. Gunn had this to say.

"Yes the
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Death Race 4 Trailer Brings Frankenstein Back from Hell

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Death Race 4 Trailer Brings Frankenstein Back from Hell
The stakes are higher than ever in the intense action-adventure Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, arriving Unrated and Unhinged on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand January 30, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in association with Impact Pictures/Chestnut Productions. The wildly anticipated next installment of the popular Death Race franchise, this Universal 1440 Entertainment original production brings fans along for the deadliest competition on wheels, where brutal fights and explosive car races abound. An action-packed thrill ride, this all-new movie is the grittiest and bloodiest installment yet!

Franchise newcomers Zach McGowan (Black Sails) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) join returning Death Race fan favorites Danny Trejo (Machete) and Fred Koehler (American Horror Story). Death Race: Beyond Anarchy also features talented actors Christine Marzano (Rules Don't Apply), Terence Maynard (Edge of Tomorrow) and Velislav Pavlov (The Expendables 2).

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, includes
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James Gunn Teases Old-School Guardians Of The Galaxy In Vol. 3

Uniquely, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 included not one or two, but a whole five post-credits scenes. While half of them were inconsequential, comedic sequences, a couple teased important developments to come in Vol. 3.

As well as a promise that Adam Warlock would soon enter the McU, we also got a heavy hint that Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar and his team of Ravager captains would be returning for a major role next time around. Marvel comics fans will know that these characters are based on the original 1969 line-up of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The other day, GotG director James Gunn took to Facebook to commemorate the forty-eighth anniversary of the creation of the Guardians by sharing an image of the team’s original incarnation, featuring Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex and Yondu. As Gunn points, three out of the four have now appeared in the McU.

48 years ago today
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Rushes. Anne Wiazemsky, Harvey Weinstein, Alan Rudolph, "Reservoir Dogs" at 25

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe luminously thoughtful French actress Anne Wiazemsky, indelible for her starring roles in Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar, Jean-Luc Godard's Le chinoise, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Porcile, and Philippe Garrel's L'enfant secret, has died at the age of 70. Part of her memoir Un an après has been adapted in the controversial film Redoubtable, which premiered at Cannes this year.Significant writings concerning Miramax and The Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse are appearing far and wide: Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker, Jodi Kantor & Rachel Abrams for The New York Times, Heather Graham for Variety, and Naveen Kumar for Vice. Recommended VIEWINGUploaded five months ago and undiscovered until now: Neil Bahadur has found the first trailer for Alan Rudolph's first film in 15 years, Ray Meets Helen.
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‘The Star’: Trailer Puts Animal Spin on First Christmas Story

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‘The Star’: Trailer Puts Animal Spin on First Christmas Story
Sony Pictures Animation, which has fallen on hard times in recent years, and failed to ignite the box office with “The Emoji Movie,” is pinning its holiday hopes on “The Star” (November 17), a retelling of the first Christmas from the point of view of the animals who become accidental heroes.

The first trailer launched Wednesday with an emphasis on physical hijinks and the diverse star power of voice actors Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.

The story revolves around Bo, the donkey (Yeun), Leah the horse (Clarkson), Ruth the sheep (Bryant), and Dave the dove (Key) stumbling into “The Greatest Story Ever Told” with some wisecracking camels and stable animals.

Directed by Timothy Reckart (the Oscar-nominated short, “Head Over Heels”), but outsourced to Cinesite Studios, there’s
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Tom Cruise arrives back on set for Mission: Impossible 6 after injury

Tom Cruise is back at work after his injury kept him away from the Mission: Impossible 6 set.

We learned back in August that the film’s production would be shut down for nine weeks following Cruise breaking his ankle while performing a stunt where the Hollywood legend had to jump between two buildings.

But now Cruise is back and ready to complete the shoot; news which was brought to us by the Daily Mail who has spotted the actor on set and managed to snap a few pictures in the process.

Picture Exclusive: Tom Cruise back on set for first time since breaking his ankle on Mission: Impossible 6 set https://t.co/E8k8p3mAX4

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 4, 2017

Cruise has always insisted on doing his own stunts, and as the 55 year old continues to age, accidents like this might perhaps become more frequent. Hopefully the
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New 'The Star' Movie Trailer

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The nativity story has been told countless times, but not from the animals point of view until Sony Pictures Animation's The Star. Watch the new trailer which features a star-studded voice cast that includes Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey) Gina Rodriguez (Mary) Zachary Levi (Joseph) Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove) Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse) Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat) Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep) Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog) Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog) Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow) Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse) Christopher Plummer (King Herod) and Tracy Morgan (Felix) and Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah).

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Tom Cruise Is Back at Work on Mission: Impossible 6

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Tom Cruise Is Back at Work on Mission: Impossible 6
When Mission: Impossible 6 star Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt back in mid-August, there were reports that production could be shut down for upwards of four months. Either those reports weren't accurate, or the action star as mutant-like healing powers, since Tom Cruise was spotted on the Mission: Impossible 6 set, just seven weeks after the initial injury happened on the set, with new photos and videos. There were other reports that claimed the actor would need either eight or nine weeks to recover, half the time listed in the original, unconfirmed report, but the actor managed to heal up quicker than even those expectations.

When Mission: Impossible production resumed yesterday, Tom Cruise, who returns as Ethan Hunt for this sixth installment of the action-packed franchise, was certainly not taking it easy. A new report with photos and brief video show that the actor spent his
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"Father Figures" - Restricted Footage

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage supporting director Lawrence Sher's  'road trip' comedy feature "Father Figures", starring Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J. K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, June Squibb, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close, opening December 22, 2017:

"...two brothers learn their father did not die when they were young, as they had previously believed, and go on a road trip across America to find him..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Father Figures"...
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See Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Search for Dad in 'Father Figures' Trailer

See Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Search for Dad in 'Father Figures' Trailer
Two brothers (Owen Wilson, Ed Helms) find out that the father they thought was dead may actually be alive, so they set out to find him in the upcoming comedy movie, Father Figures. But their quest leads to discovering more about their mother Helen Baxter (Glenn Close) than they ever wanted to know.

After 40 years, Baxter reveals the truth to her sons, Kyle (Wilson) and Peter (Helms) Reynolds. "I wasn't sure who your father was," she says in the new trailer. "It was the Seventies. Monogamy wasn't exactly a priority.
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Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Search for Their Dad in ‘Father Figures’ Trailer

Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Search for Their Dad in ‘Father Figures’ Trailer
Warner Bros. has issued an official trailer for its comedy “Father Figures,” after recently ditching the title “Bastards.”

J.K. Simmons and former pro football player Terry Bradshaw, who is playing himself, are potential father figures to Owen Wilson and Ed Helms’ characters. Wilson and Helms play brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father.

The brothers’ mother Helen Baxter (portrayed Glenn Close) admits at her wedding that she stretched the truth about their father dying when they were young.

“I’m not sure who your father was,” she says, “Back then, monogamy was not our top priority.”

When confronted by the brothers, Simmons’ character begins breaking glass and declaring, “There’s no way those jackasses are my kids.”

Asked about the name Helen Baxter, Bradshaw responds: “Talk about a blast from the past…she
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