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Wamg Giveaway – Win the First Kill Blu-ray – Stars Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen

The nail-biting, action-packed thriller starring Golden Globe nominee Hayden Christensen (2002, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Life as a House) and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis (1987, Best Actor, Television – Musical/Comedy, “Moonlighting”), First Kill, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD September 5 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. After witnessing the botched murder attempt of a bank robber by his crew during a father-son hunting trip, Will (Hayden Christensen) ends up entangled in a web that forces him to evade the police and recover the stolen heist money to save his son. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders), written for the screen by Nick Gordon, and from the producers of Lone Survivor and 2 Guns, the First Kill Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own First Kill on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away.
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“Dean” is a tremendous filmmaking debut for Demetri Martin

I’ve been waiting a while to talk about this movie. Over a year after its debut at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Demetri Martin’s filmmaking debut Dean is finally hitting theaters this week. Already a successful comedian and actor, Martin shows off his writing and directing skills in a big way here. Dean is an assured first time behind the camera, to say the least. After winning a prize at Tribeca last year, the flick was picked up for release by CBS Films and has sat back for over a year, biding its time. Now, the film is coming out and I’m here to remind you that it was well worth the wait. Few releases this year have been better. It’s a special work. Here’s a bit on the movie itself. As previously mentioned, Martin writes, directs, and stars in this dramedy about grief. Martin’s
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Irwin Winkler Tapped for Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award

Irwin Winkler Tapped for Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America has selected Irwin Winkler as the recipient of its 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.

Winkler will be presented the award at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Winkler won the best picture Academy Award in 1976 for producing “Rocky” and received best picture nominations for “Goodfellas,” “The Right Stuff,” and “Raging Bull.” He’s the only producer to have three movies on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films (“Raging Bull,” “Rocky,” “Goodfellas”).

Winkler produced 1969’s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” which received nine Oscar noms. He’s the producer of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama “Silence,” starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

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Producers Guild Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “Irwin Winkler’s movies have come to define Hollywood storytelling,
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Hayden Christensen On Why He Stopped Acting

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There's a lot to complain about regarding George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, and the actor who found himself the most frequently in the firing line was Canadian thesp Hayden Christensen who portrayed Anakin Skywalker.

Jumping from obscurity to overnight household name following his casting, the young actor struggled with the character and dialogue of the 'Wars' prequels more so than the rest of the more experienced talent around him. Though having proven himself as an actor in the likes of "Life as a House," "The Virgin Suicides" and "Shattered Glass," the actor has revealed to Yahoo that he never got over the sudden thrust to fame that being in "Star Wars" brought him:

"I felt like I had this great thing in Star Wars that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me. I didn't
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Hayden Christensen On Why He Stopped Acting

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There's a lot to complain about regarding George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, and the actor who found himself the most frequently in the firing line was Canadian thesp Hayden Christensen who portrayed Anakin Skywalker.

Jumping from obscurity to overnight household name following his casting, the young actor struggled with the character and dialogue of the 'Wars' prequels more so than the rest of the more experienced talent around him. Though having proven himself as an actor in the likes of "Life as a House," "The Virgin Suicides" and "Shattered Glass," the actor has revealed to Yahoo that he never got over the sudden thrust to fame that being in "Star Wars" brought him:

"I felt like I had this great thing in Star Wars that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me. I didn't
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‘American Heist’ Trailer: Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody Rob Banks

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‘American Heist’ Trailer: Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody Rob Banks
Joke all you want about Hayden Christensen‘s performances in the Star Wars prequels, but the guy has some chops. Sure, those two films weren’t great, but around the same time he crushed Life as a House and Shattered Glass, two highly underrated films. Since then he hasn’t exactly stayed in the spotlight, choosing to only […]

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All Grown Up: Ron Howard's Parenthood Cast 25 Years Later

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All Grown Up: Ron Howard's Parenthood Cast 25 Years Later
Family: You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em - so you might as well make a movie about them. That's exactly what Ron Howard did with Parenthood, which hit theaters on August 2, 1989. The story of four siblings working to raise their children right and keep their sanity at the same time, this movie was (and still is) relatable to moms and dads of all generations. Since its release, Parenthood has gone on to inspire two different TV shows, and it serves as an adorable archive of big stars in their early years. In fact, one of Bryce Dallas Howard
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Exclusive: Warner Bros. Production Exec Lynn Harris Leaving

Lynn Harris, Executive Vice President of Production at Warner Bros, is leaving the studio after more than a decade in that role.

Harris, 47, will continue to consult on a few of the studio’s forthcoming projects that she helped develop, including “Godzilla,” the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy ”Blended” and the Wachowski sibling action/adventure picture”Jupiter Ascending.”

Reports have surfaced that Harris has had conflicts with Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production. Harris was also close to Jeff Robinov, the former studio topper, and that changes made after his departure have caused some tension.

“We, of course, support her decision to seek new challenges, and I personally know she will be as successful in her future endeavors as she has been during her tenure here at Warner Bros.,” Silverman wrote in a note to Warner Bros. staff.

Harris joined Warner Bros. in 2004 in her current role. She
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Kristin Scott Thomas Partly Retires

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Kristin Scott Thomas, one of film's most acclaimed and prolific actresses, says that she's essentially retiring from screen acting after three decades and sixty five films.

In a lengthy interview with The Guardian, the 53-year-old actress says this decision came about suddenly in September: "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film. I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping."

She goes on to say: "The kinds of films that I do are usually quite rapidly put together, and it always seems to be a little bit of a shambles. I like filming, but what I don't like is having to rearrange things and rewrite scenes. I just can't be bothered. I'm often asked to do something because I'm going to
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Kevin Kline on Las Vegas: 'Everyone looked miserable'

His new movie, Last Vegas, is a geriatric take on the party town stag weekend. He talks about why he'll never return, Hollywood's obsession with youth, and playing Falstaff in a fat suit

Last year, Kevin Kline spent a fortnight in Las Vegas shooting his latest movie. It was his first trip to that infamous mecca of sex and excess. "And my last," proclaims the 66-year-old, voice rolling, theatrical. "Everyone looked so miserable. I would see these couples pushing babies in strollers through the casinos like zombies. It was horrible." He shakes his head, sorrowful.

"And I just couldn't bear the constant noise. I would step outside the hotel to get some fresh air and it would be 'boom, boom, boom'" – he does an impressive impression of pounding bassline – "disco music blaring on the kerb, by the pool, everywhere. That is not my idea of tranquillity."

This, I suspect, is more like it.
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Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth Join The Anomaly

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Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth Join The Anomaly
Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth topline the cast of The Anomaly, a highly original action thriller exploring the issue of global terriorism. Noel Clarke's UK production company Unstoppable Entertainment announced that principal photography commenced on new sci-fi thriller last week.

The Anomaly's original screenplay was written by Simon Lewis and will be directed by Noel Clarke (4.3.2.1., Adulthood). Lewis' screenplay follows the travails of a traumatized ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. The film is produced by James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company (Cockneys Vs. Zombies, Tower Block). The film will be shooting on location across London. Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth join Noel Clarke, Brian Cox (The Bourne Ultimatum, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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Top 7 Most Memorable Moments From SXSW 2013

South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas is truly a unique festival and 2013 was my first full experience despite living here for the past few years. You’ll hear the horror stories of long lines, tough venue locations, overpriced concessions, and the traffic, oh the traffic. Fortunately there are more positives than negatives thanks to the amazing opportunities afforded by a film festival with such a vast range of genre, excellent weather and tacos.

We had the opportunity to see movies about magicians, horror remakes, Disney actresses snorting cocaine off naked bodies, documentaries about punk bands, a Big Ass Spider, and the new Shane Carruth flick which I am still processing. That’s just a taste of what this year’s lineup offered. It’d be a little difficult to only showcase seven films from an overall excellent year, so I’ve taken the Top 7 Most Memorable Moments of SXSW 2013 whether it be trends,
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'And So It Goes…' For Michael Douglas & Diane Keaton

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“There’s a large demographic and need for these kind of films as evidenced by box office successes such as 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'It’s Complicated' and 'Bucket List,' ” producer Mark Greisman said. And of course, where an underserved market requires easily digestible fare, said fare will be provided! Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, who have somehow each gone their entire careers without working togther, are set to star in "And So It Goes..." which seems to be the general attitude of the enterprise overall. Penned by Mark Andrus ("As Good As It Gets," "Life As A House," "Georgia Rule") it is one of those "kids change your life" movies for the retiree set. Douglas will play a "self absorbed and eccentric realtor" (which seem to be bad traits to have if you're trying to sell property, but whatever) whose life gets thrown for a loop when the daughter of.
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Casting Watch: Jena Malone Set to Play Johanna Mason in 'Catching Fire' [Update]

Casting Watch: Jena Malone Set to Play Johanna Mason in 'Catching Fire' [Update]
Lionsgate has made it official: Jena Malone is Johanna Mason for "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire." Johanna is described by Lionsdate as "a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, and is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Quarter Quell participants." Earlier: Malone needs a revival after Zack Snyder's misfire, "Sucker Punch." The 27-year old actress has an impressive but imperfect resume that includes "Stepmom," "Donnie Darko," "Life As A House," "Cold Mountain," "Saved!," "Pride and Prejudice," "Into the Wild" and "The Messenger." It's wise to choose an experienced actress to play in "Catching Fire" (and third installment, "Mockingjay") across from Jennifer Lawrence. Newcomer model-actress Zoe Aggeliki was rumored to be a frontrunner and could have had a tough time...
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Kevin Kline Joins Freeman, Douglas & DeNiro in 'Last Vegas' Comedy

A fine cast of aged actors has already stepped into the comedy Last Vegas, a new comedy from writer Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love) and director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings). Michael Douglas is playing an old ladies man who calls three childhood friends together for a wild bachelor party in Vegas before he settles down with a girl half his age. Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro already joined the cast as two of the friends, and now Deadline reports Kevin Kline (Life as a House, In & Out) has taken the role of the final friend for the film that sounds like it could be The Hangover for grandparents. Read on! Christopher Walken was long rumored to take that final role, but it sounds like that didn't work out. Turteltaub has ever really taken on a comedy like this, but since he's working with a script from Dan
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Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Bring Double the Glamour to W Magazine

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Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Bring Double the Glamour to W Magazine
Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron grace the cover of two separate W covers this February. Brad got casual in an undone black tie look while Charlize went glamorous in a brightly colored gown and jewels. Both Brad and Charlize are being recognized for their roles in Moneyball and Young Adult, respectively, this award season and have best actor and actress nominations at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards - make sure to fill out your Golden Globes ballot before the big show. In the publication's Best Performances Issue, Brad talks about his experience watching movies while Charlize shares a funny quirk she brought to her big-screen character, Mavis. Here's more from Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron in W: Brad on crying at films: "I’m not much of a crier at films, but there was one . . . I was coming back from Cabo on my way to Montreal, and I got hit with Montezuma’s revenge.
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Would You Kick Brad Out of Bed for Eating Crackers?

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Would You Kick Brad Out of Bed for Eating Crackers?
International superstar Brad Pitt recently confessed to W Magazine that he's "not much of a crier at films, but I'll tear up every now and then."

Pitt, who was photographed eating crackers in a luxurious bed, told the magazine that "Life as a House" had him grabbing for the Kleenex while he was stuck in a hotel room with a stomach bug.

The "Moneyball" star said, "Kevin Kline is an architect and learns he has terminal cancer.
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Irwin Winkler to Adapt Robert Ludlum's The Sigma Protocol

In development at Universal for some time , an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Sigma Protocol is now moving forward with Irwin Winkler and Jose Ruisanchez adapting the screenplay, Deadline reports. Known for producing films like Rocky , Goodfellas and Raging Bull , Winkler directed Life as a House , De-Lovely , and Home of the Brave , among others. The novel, the last by Ludlum, revolves around a young investment banker who discovers a secret organization that has been manipulating the global economy. When the banker tries to expose the scheme, he's targeted for death. Like the successful Bourne series, Universal is hoping to spin The Sigma Protocol into a franchise.
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How Golden Globe, SAG Film Noms Will Impact the Oscar Race (Analysis)

How Golden Globe, SAG Film Noms Will Impact the Oscar Race (Analysis)
Over the past decade (2001-2010), only 15 performances were nominated by both the HFPA and SAG but not by the Academy (one or two a year, on average): 1. Hayden Christensen (Life as a House, 2001) for best supporting actor 2. Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky, 2001) for best supporting actress 3. Cate Blanchett (Bandits, 2002) for best actress or best supporting actress* 4. Richard Gere (Chicago, 2002) for best actor 5. Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven, 2002) for best supporting actor 6. Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, 2003) for best actress 7. Maria Bello (The Cooler, 2003) for best supporting

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‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony.

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that the cast of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s “The Help” – Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel – will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season.
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