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Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan Have a Dapper Gossip Girl Reunion

Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan Have a Dapper Gossip Girl Reunion
Spotted: Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan reuniting at the 2017 GQ Men of the Year party.  That's right, West Hollywood. The former Nate Archibald and Carter Baizen of Gossip Girl stardom ran into each other at Chateau Marmont Thursday night in honor of the magazine's annual gathering.  While it's been five years since the famed CW series wrapped, the two gents seem to have maintained their chic Upper East Side style as they donned green and slate suits for the main event. Of course, they weren't the only two star sightings of the evening. The two posed alongside Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney and his girlfriend, Mecki Dent, for a group shot. Check out more...
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Atf: 108, Aurora Co-Production Deal to Include Mattie Do Project

Atf: 108, Aurora Co-Production Deal to Include Mattie Do Project
Laotian filmmaker Mattie Do’s “The Long Walk” is one of several new titles that feature in the multi-title co-production partnership between 108 Media, a Singapore-based global content distribution and development company, and Aurora Media Holdings, one of Southeast Asia’s leading media and entertainment entities. The deal was announced at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum on Thursday.

Do’s current film “Dearest Sister” is Laos’ entry in the Academy Awards foreign-language category. “The Long Walk” is a time-travelling horror-sci-fi drama that tells the story of a rural farmer who develops an obsession with a spirit who haunts the dirt road where she died.

108 and Aurora will together acquire and develop original content and third-party IP and will finance, produce, distribute and license 10-15 film and television projects across genres annually for the global market.

First up is Christian Hallman’s thriller “Paradise Lost,” that begins its shoot at Southeast Asian locations in early 2018. The film will follow
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018

Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix has set a 2018 launch for “Seeing Allred,” the Palm Springs Film Festival will honor Holly Hunter, “Taste for Blood” gets a director, and Legendary sets up a ghost story.

Movie Launch

Netflix will launch the Gloria Allred documentary “Seeing Allred” on its global streaming network after its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

“Seeing Allred” was directed by Sophie Sartain (“Mimi and Dona”) and Roberta Grossman (“Above and Beyond”). It’s produced by Grossman, Sartain, Marta Kauffman (co-creator of “Friends”), Robbie Rowe Tollin, and Hannah Ks Canter (“Grace & Frankie”).

“I feel fortunate that ‘Seeing Allred’ captures my passion and battle for justice for many victims of injustice,” said Allred. “The courage that my clients demonstrate, in speaking truth to power, inspires me every day as we fight together.”

The film includes archival footage and sit-down interviews with supporters and critics and examines Allred’s personal
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Justin Deimen’s Unusual Route to Making Aurora Media Se Asia’s Essential Film Financier

Justin Deimen’s Unusual Route to Making Aurora Media Se Asia’s Essential Film Financier
An earlier career as a Village Voice journalist, a period scouting for the Rotterdam film festival and a stint with Fox Searchlight in Los Angeles, may not be the conventional route into fund management. But they provide Justin Deimen with the diverse experience necessary to make his Aurora Global Media Capital one of the most interesting film and entertainment investors in South East Asia.

The company is an object lesson in making a modest amount of money go a long way. With group managing partners Terence Kong, and Jeremy Sim, Aurora raised some $30 million in mid 2016 and opened its doors for business in August last year. It sees its mission as equity involvement and bridge loans as well as tailoring specific financing and consulting packages for projects and companies.

With barely half of its capital disbursed to date, its credits include: the Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney-starring “Storm Boy,” now in post-production
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David Ayer Says Joker Should Have Been The Main Villain In Suicide Squad

There’s something quite refreshing about a filmmaker being very open and honest about the work they deliver – and also something very unusual. In this age of giant studio tentpole projects and high powered marketing machines, it’s most often the case that those involved with a film will predictably either sing its praises, or say nothing at all. To hear the writer-director of what was once one of the most highly anticipated movies of the DC Extended Universe express regret about his own story in conversation with a fan is nothing short of stunning – but that’s what we have with David Ayer, and his 2016 movie Suicide Squad.

While interacting with a fan on Twitter, David Ayer conceded that he regrets not making The Joker – played by Jared Leto – the main villain of the piece.

Yeah it was a big fun silly movie. It could have been a bigger
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Is it time to erase Kevin Spacey from history?

Anghus Houvouras on whether it is time to erase Kevin Spacey from history…

It’s rare that you get to see a snowball rolling down a hill. The popular metaphor about momentum has always struck me as odd for a few reasons. First, how often does someone roll a snowball down a hill, much less successfully have a hand-sized ball of snow transform into a gigantic ice-cold flattening orb? Second, even if this was physically probable it’s doubtful that you were there to witness it. More than likely, you’re seeing the thing just moments before it mows you down like a Looney Tunes character.

The last few weeks has been the first time that the snowball metaphor has felt apt. I watched, as so many did, as accusations rolled out against small type perps like Devin Faraci, Harry Knowles and their enablers like the head of Alamo Drafthouse
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Jared Leto plays down his on-set “method” antics on Suicide Squad

Jared Leto is well known for the extreme lengths he goes to in order to get into character, but his alleged antics during the shooting of Warner Bros.’ DC blockbuster Suicide Squad certainly raised a few eyebrows.

According to reports, Leto sent a number of bizarre “Joker-inspired” gifts to his cast mates, including live rats, a dead pig, bullets, “sticky” Playboy magazines, anal beads and even used condoms. However, it seems some of the more outlandish reports may have been wide of the mark, as Leto has downplayed the situation during an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote his new film Blade Runner 2049.

“Most of it was total bullshit,” said Leto. “Like that I was giving used condoms to people, which was not true. It doesn’t matter how loud you shout or hold up a sign with your pants off in Times Square — people will run the story that they want.
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The Exception review – ridiculous, raunchy story of the Kaiser in exile

Lily James, Eddie Marsan and a bewhiskered Christopher Plummer star in the tale of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland, 1940 – when the Nazis come to dinner

This resembles the crazed love child of ’Allo ’Allo! and Suite Française; it’s actually adapted from the 2003 novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss by Alan Judd. We are in occupied Holland in 1940, where the abdicated German Kaiser is now living – played with much bewhiskered grumpiness by Christopher Plummer. Janet McTeer plays the prickly empress. With the Nazis now in charge, a decent Wehrmacht officer is put in charge of the Kaiser’s security, and this is Captain Stefan Brandt, played by Jai Courtney, who soon cops a couple of super-raunchy love scenes with the Kaiser’s comely Dutch maidservant Mieke, in which role Lily James talks about “sherving the Kaissher” in a Steve McClaren Dutch accent.

It all comes to a head when Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan) comes to dinner,
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Watch an exclusive clip from The Exception featuring Jai Courtney and Lily James

Coinciding with its release today [read our review here], we’ve got an exclusive clip from the World War II spy drama The Exception featuring Jai Courtney and Lily James. Check it out below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser’s maids.

Also featuring Janet McTeer (TV’s The White Queen, The Woman In Black), Ben Daniels (TV’s House Of Cards,
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Watch: World Exclusive Clip From ‘The Exception’ – In Cinemas Now

In cinemas today is The Exception, the new film starring Jai Courtney, Lily James and Christopher Plummer. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year (read our review here), and follows a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

To celebrate the film’s release, we have an worldwide exclusive clip from the film.

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch.
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Movie Review – The Exception (2016)

The Exception, 2016.

Directed by David Leveaux.

Starring Jai Courtney, Lily James, Christopher Plummer, Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan, Ben Daniels, and Anton Lesser.

Synopsis:

In 1940, a German officer is sent to the Dutch residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II to oversee his security. But he’s also under orders to report on everything the former German leader does and says and to track down a rumoured spy in his midst. His task is complicated when he falls for the maid of the household who isn’t just Dutch, but also Jewish.

Among the greatest chat-up lines in history, the demand to “take your clothes off” deservedly languishes in the depths of the proverbial barrel. No subtlety, no charm. But it’s exactly what Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) demands of maid Mieke de Jong (Lily James) when he first meets her. She, astonishingly, obliges but makes a point of turning the tables
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Terminator 6: why franchise-building is its biggest enemy

Ryan Lambie Sep 27, 2017

The Terminator series is making its third attempt at a trilogy. But would it be better as a one-off story, Ryan wonders...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for all the Terminator films released so far.

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Genisys probably seemed like a good idea at the time. After the so-so critical and financial performance of Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation, the fifth entry in the series would, as far as its producers were concerned, take the saga back to its glory days: the nightmarish chases of The Terminator and the eye-popping special effects of T2, widely regarded as the franchise's high-water mark.
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Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney in new clip from WWII thriller The Exception

Signature Entertainment has unveiled a new clip from the World War II thriller The Exception, which is based on the international bestseller The Kaiser’s Last Kiss and features a cast that includes Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser’s maids.

Also featuring Janet McTeer (TV’s The White Queen,
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Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn gets a new Hot Toys collectible figure

Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) figure which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.’ DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Suicide Squad sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flag, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, Jim Parrack (Fury) as Johnny Frost, Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Suicide Squad 2 Gets The Accountant Director Gavin O'Connor

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Just a few weeks after Suicide Squad 2 was put on the fast track, a new filmmaker is coming aboard. Warner Bros. has finalized a deal for Gavin O'Connor to write Suicide Squad 2, while also engaging in talks for him to direct the superhero sequel. Still, while the project looks to be finally moving forward, this report claims that filming isn't scheduled to begin until the fall of 2018, giving Gavin O'Connor plenty of time to perfect the story.

The news comes from Variety today, with the report claiming that, after it was confirmed original Suicide Squad director David Ayer won't be returning, this sequel directing gig was among the hottest jobs in town. It did seem at one point that the project was on the fast track, with the studio eyeing Jaume Collet-Serra to direct, with The Legend of Tarzan writer Adam Cozad also coming aboard this summer to write the script,
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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked
[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a
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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked
[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a
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Five actors who should play Obi-Wan Kenobi (who aren’t Ewan McGregor)

Anghus Houvouras with a satirical take on five actors who could replace Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi…

Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor

Johnny Depp

This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that
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Giveaway: Win ‘The Exception’ on Blu-ray and Digital Combo (5 Winners)

The World War II espionage thriller The Exception starring Jai Courtney, Lily James and Christopher Plummer is coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on August 8th.

The Exception is based on the popular novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss and revolves around a German officer and an unlikely romance he encounters in Nazi-occupied Holland. It currently enjoys a four out of five-star rating at Amazon.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to offer five readers each a copy of The Exception on Blu-ray and Digital combo in this contest.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

A riveting World War
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of The Exception Starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer

Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exceptionfollows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon Burke, The Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own the The Exception Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering
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