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Seeing Double: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ vs ‘White House Down’

Seeing Double: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ vs ‘White House Down’
(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we get political with two movies about terrorist attacks on the most famous house in America!) These are trying times for the United States, and depending on your own political awareness you either see that the country is slowly bleeding […]

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New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited
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‘The President is Missing’: Showtime Adapting Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Thriller Novel Into a TV Show

‘The President is Missing’: Showtime Adapting Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Thriller Novel Into a TV Show
2013 was a big year for fictional movie thrillers involving the President of the United States, with Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down both blasting into theaters within three months of each other. Those were simpler times when movies about the president didn’t pale in comparison to the hellish nightmare of the behavior of the actual […]

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August TV Premieres: 12 New Shows To Look Out For This Month

August TV Premieres: 12 New Shows To Look Out For This Month
Summer TV is almost over. (Didn’t it seem like just yesterday when “Twin Peaks” was right around the corner?)

As audiences begin the final push towards fall, there are still new shows worth your time. We’ve gathered some of this month’s biggest TV premieres from across network, cable and streaming to add to your personal viewing calendar.

“What Would Diplo Do?” (August 3, Viceland)

James Van Der Beek takes the role of a lifetime as Diplo, the world-famous DJ (who may or may not have spoiled West Coast viewers on the “Breaking Bad” Season 4 finale back in 2011). As Van Der Beek told IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller, it’s a series that fulfills a career-long dream, in a way. How well does he pull off the beanie look and channel an internationally recognized producer? We’re eager to find out.

Read More‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Review: Delightful
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August TV Premieres: 12 New Shows To Look Out For This Month

August TV Premieres: 12 New Shows To Look Out For This Month
Summer TV is almost over. (Didn’t it seem like just yesterday when “Twin Peaks” was right around the corner?)

As audiences begin the final push towards fall, there are still new shows worth your time. We’ve gathered some of this month’s biggest TV premieres from across network, cable and streaming to add to your personal viewing calendar.

“What Would Diplo Do?” (August 3, Viceland)

James Van Der Beek takes the role of a lifetime as Diplo, the world-famous DJ (who may or may not have spoiled West Coast viewers on the “Breaking Bad” Season 4 finale back in 2011). As Van Der Beek told IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller, it’s a series that fulfills a career-long dream, in a way. How well does he pull off the beanie look and channel an internationally recognized producer? We’re eager to find out.

Read More‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Review: Delightful
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Roland Emmerich named honourary chairman of Gaba Fi

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Roland Emmerich named honourary chairman of Gaba Fi
German filmmaker joins in critical year for German-us business partnership

Roland Emmerich has been named honourary chairman of Gaba Fi, the German American Business Association Film Initiative.

The Initiative (Gaba Fi) was initiated in 2015 as a joint effort by the German American Business Association and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles.

Based in Hollywood, it supports and promotes German filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, producers and other industry professionals in Los Angeles.

Gaba Fi hosts regular meetings, networking and educational events, discussion forums and screenings to honour German talent, and provides a platform to connect, interact and improve the career of members.

Emmerich, whose credits include Independence Day, Stargate, 10,000Bc and White House Down, will help the group in the year ahead as it plans to expand its educational programme and presence at trade shows such as Afm and the Afci Location Show, and further connect members with each other and American
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Check Out The New Trailer For Dean Devlin’s Geostorm

Get ready for the end of the world… again. Making his feature film directorial debut, Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) brings audiences this fall the sci/fi suspense thriller Geostorm.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the film.

Starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover
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What Jamie Foxx Looks Like as Marvel's Blade

What Jamie Foxx Looks Like as Marvel's Blade
Blade, even before the first X-Men movie managed to bring superheroes into the modern age of cinema, was a successful comic book franchise. With the box office power that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown over the years, there has been talk of possibly bringing the vampire hunter back into the fold at some point. Wesley Snipes has expressed interest in returning to the part, but it may be too little, too late for that. So, who's next up? How about Jamie Foxx?

Prolific artist BossLogic decided to give us a look at what a new version of Blade, as portrayed by Jamie Foxx, could look like. Normally, BossLogic tends to do these as a response to people who've been recently cast in the role, or are rumored to be in the running. In this case, BossLogic has taken it upon himself to just throw out a name that might work and show us why.
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Sony Won’t Release Clean Versions of Films if Directors Disapprove

Updated: After coming under fire, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revised its “clean version” initiative that allowed viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen of the studio’s films. Sony now says it won’t sell such movies if directors object.

“Our directors are of paramount importance to us and we want to respect those relationships to the utmost,” said Sphe president Man Jit Singh in a statement on Wednesday. “We believed we had obtained approvals from the filmmakers involved for use of their previously supervised television versions as a value added extra on sales of the full version. But if any of them are unhappy or have reconsidered, we will discontinue it for their films.” Related

Judd Apatow to Sony: ‘Shove the Clean Versions of Movies Up Your A–!’

Four hours after Sony’s announcement, the Directors Guild of America told Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that it’s
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Judd Apatow Has Some Colorful Words For Sony’s ‘Clean Versions’ Movies Plan

Judd Apatow Has Some Colorful Words For Sony’s ‘Clean Versions’ Movies Plan
Add Judd Apatow to the list of filmmakers and creators not too pumped about Sony Pictures’ newly announced “Clean Version” initiative. The filmmaker has issued a very colorful statement regarding the studio’s plan to offer edited — read: “clean” — versions of some of its titles on various streaming platforms. As Variety notes, these “Clean Versions” are the exact same ones used for broadcast TV or airline viewing, adding another weird wrinkle into the story.

Still, Apatow isn’t buying it, and he’s not alone.

Read More: Sony Plans to Release ‘Clean Versions’ of Movies Like ‘Step Brothers,’ And Seth Rogen Is Pissed Off About It

The filmmaker took to Twitter yesterday to sound off on his thoughts on the plan, and they are, amusingly enough, the kind of thoughts that would definitely be edited out of a Clean Version of the Sony movie about this tweet.

This is absolute
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Judd Apatow to Sony: ‘Shove the Clean Versions of Movies Up Your A–!’

Judd Apatow to Sony: ‘Shove the Clean Versions of Movies Up Your A–!’
The Directors Guild of America and Judd Apatow have objected to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment “clean version” initiative allowing viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen Sony films.

The studio announced on June 7 that it was making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. The DGA said in a statement Tuesday that Sony is violating the guild’s master contract with the major studios.

“Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple,” the DGA said. “Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA has achieved hard-fought creative rights gains protecting our members from such practices. As creators of their films, directors
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Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango

Sony Debuts ‘Clean Version’ of 24 Movies Via iTunes, Vudu, Fandango
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has launched a “clean version” initiative allowing viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen Sony films.

The studio is making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

Seth Rogen, who produced and starred in Sony’s “The Interview” and “Sausage Party,” objected to the initiative following Tuesday’s announcement, tweeting a profanity-laden response.

Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd

Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017

“Holy sh– please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks,” Rogen wrote.

“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together,” Sony said. “Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”

The films include all five versions of “Spider-Man” along with “50 First Dates,
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Sony Plans to Release ‘Clean Versions’ of Movies Like ‘Step Brothers,’ And Seth Rogen Is Pissed Off About It

Sony Plans to Release ‘Clean Versions’ of Movies Like ‘Step Brothers,’ And Seth Rogen Is Pissed Off About It
Sony Pictures is making headlines for the introduction of their new “Clean Version” initiative. The effort is an attempt to bring the edited versions of movies that air on broadcast television and airplanes without mature content in them to home viewers through streaming platforms like iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. So if you ever wanted to stream “Step Brothers” without any curse words or explicit material, then you’re in luck. We’re not sure why you would, though.

Read More: Seth Rogen and the Lonely Island Say They’re Working on a Fyre Festival–Like Movie

Seth Rogen is equally baffled by the new initiative, the first round of which being released includes 24 films. Most of the titles are PG-13 and therefore won’t see too much of a dramatic edit, but that can’t be said for “Step Brothers,” which has to be the most head-scratching title included in the “Clean Version” project.
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Sony's ‘clean’ versions of films initiative hits backlash

Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017

Judd Apatow becomes the latest to, er, 'have a word' about Sony's upcoming clean films plans...

A week after it was revealed that Sony is to offer a 'clean version' of many of its films, writer, producer and director Judd Apatow has become the latest to, well, 'have his say'...

This is absolute bullshit and @sony and @SonyPictures is gonna get hell for Fucking with our movies.Shove the clean versions up your asses! https://t.co/UhRUP0ZIlz

Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 13, 2017

Furthermore, the Director's Guild Of America isn't keen on the idea either. It's issued a statement that reads:

"Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple. Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA
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Sony are to make cleaner versions of their more adult movies

Sony Pictures have announced that they are looking to make slightly cleaner versions of their more adult movies. The ‘Clean Version’ initiative will take a series of titles and make them more appropriate for younger viewers, and will be available on the VOD platforms including iTunes.

Launch titles include: 50 First Dates, Battle Of The Year, Big Daddy, Captain Phillips, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Easy A, Elysium, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Goosebumps, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Hancock, Inferno, Moneyball, Pixels, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and White House Down.

Sony have already launched CleanVersionMovies.com where more info can be found. The controversial move hopes to combat piracy – some third-parties have been known to re-edit movies taking all of the more adult content out of movies – with Sony being the first major studio to make the move.
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Seth Rogen Rallies Against Sony Releasing Clean Versions of Raunchy Movies

Seth Rogen Rallies Against Sony Releasing Clean Versions of Raunchy Movies
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched a new initiative today called Clean Version, which allows fans to watch versions of movies that have been edited and adapted for a wider family audience. The studio launched their first wave of 24 titles released under this initiative, many of which are not even R-rated, with PG-13 movies such as the original Spider-Man trilogy, the two Amazing Spider-Man movies and much more. These titles will be made available to purchase starting today on Digital HD through iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNow, with the Clean Version found in the Extras section of each movie, so fans will get both the original version and the Clean Version. Seth Rogen, who has a long standing relationship with the studio, thinks this is a horrible idea.

Sony Pictures launched this initiative through the website CleanVersionMovies.com, which includes the full list of titles and a trailer that you can see below,
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‘Wish Upon’ Trailer: Joey King’s Deadly Wishes Brings Death and a BMW

‘Wish Upon’ Trailer: Joey King’s Deadly Wishes Brings Death and a BMW
If you cross Joey King, get ready to pay the consequences. That’s basically the premise of Wish Upon, in which the The Conjuring, White House Down, and Wish I Was Here star gets seven wishes to do as she pleases, like making a bully rot. A pretty sweet deal for a teenager quickly goes terribly wrong in director John R. Leonetti‘s […]

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Final Trailer for Magic Box Horror Film 'Wish Upon' Starring Joey King

"Want your wish granted?" You know what, I don't think I do. Broad Green Pictures has debuted on final trailer for the horror film Wish Upon, arriving in theaters this summer after being delayed for a few months. We've already seen a few other trailers before, and this one just rehashes all that same footage, so you should know what to expect by now (including most of the kills). The plot is about a high school girl who finds a mysterious, magical box that grants her wishes - mostly to get revenge on those bullying her. But she must pay the price when her requests turn into nightmares. Joey King (from The Conjuring, White House Down) stars, also with Sherilyn Fenn, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Röhm, Shannon Purser, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park and Alice Lee. As much as this seems like a cool horror concept, I'll likely pass on this.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Sleepless Blu-ray Starring Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge in the must-see action film Sleepless, which arrived on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray, DVD and will be available On Demand on April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Now, you can own the Sleepless Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Jamie Foxx? (mine is Django Unchained!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the must-see action film Sleepless, available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray
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Channing Tatum Lands The Role Of George Washington For Animation Pic America: The Motion Picture

When he’s not stealing the show in Kingsman: The Secret Service or plotting the future of the Jump Street franchise alongside Jonah Hill – that much-touted crossover with Men in Black has essentially ground to a halt, but James Bobin remains attached nonetheless – Channing Tatum is busy scooping up roles in Triple Frontier and Steven Soderberg’s Nascar heist pic Logan Lucky, while Gambit continues to languish in development hell.

But after saving the Potus in White House Down, Deadline brings word that Channing Tatum is ready to assume the presidential role himself for animated pic America: The Motion Picture. Matt Thompson is directing a script penned by Dave Callaham (The Expendables), with Tatum on board to voice George Washington. Perhaps most interesting of all, America: The Motion Picture is pitched as an R-rated feature that presents a revisionist take on the formation of the United States during the 18th century.
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