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10 Christmas Jumpers Every Movie Lover Needs

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Last Christmas we gave your our heart (even if the very next day you did give it away) but the one thing we absolutely, categorically won’t ever give away is our collection of movie-inspired Xmas jumpers. Not for all the egg nog in the world.

Because while festive season gets earlier every year, the selection of geek-tastic Christmas jumpers gets better and better. Here’s a round up of the our absolute favouites. They’re crackers. Ahem.

10. Die Hard

An absolute gem from Dark Bunny Tees. We have two ourselves. Rumour has it Arafat buys his there.

£20 – Darkbunnytees.com

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

C-r-i-m-b-o power.

£27.99 – 80stees.com

8. Star Wars

Christmas goes to the Dark Side.

£29.99 – Truffleshuffle.co.uk

7. Friday the 13th 

Your nan will enjoy this one around the Christmas dinner table. Nothing says festive cheer like a knife stuck in the eye.

£39.99 – mondotees.com

6.Elf

Smiling is our favourite. »

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Win ‘The Greatest Showman’ Movie Merchandise

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To celebrate the upcoming release of 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman we have three awesome movie merchandise packs to give away.

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs and lyrics by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Zac Efron, Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

To be in with a chance of wining one of the three movie merchandise packs, all you have »

- Paul Heath

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A Marlon Brando Biopic Is Reportedly In The Works

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A film based upon the life and outstanding career of Marlon Brando is in the works, so reports The Hollywood Reporter. The trade reports that Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures has optioned George Englund’s memoir, ‘The Way It’s Never Been Done Before’, as the basis for a film on the two-time Oscar-winning actor, as captured by Brando’s longtime friend and former director.

Englund and Brando were friends for nearly fifty years and Englund even directed him in the 1950s movie The Ugly American. Englund passed away earlier this year.

Here’s some more info on the source material:

This is an intimate and exceptionally candid memoir of the reclusive superstar Marlon Brando and a portrait of his decades-long friendship with the author, George Englund. Since bellowing and blustering his way into the spotlight with A Streetcar Named Desire, Marlon Brando has been one of the most revered performers in the world. »

- Paul Heath

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‘John Wick’ Director Lines Up ‘Kill Or Be Killed’

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Chad Stahelski, who directed this year’s John Wick: Chapter Two, has lined up his next project, Kill Or Be Killed, an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker comic.

The original comic, which was first released in 2016, i the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones.

Stahelski will re-team with John Wick series producer Basil Iwanyk for the planned film, which will be adapted by Dan Casey. Erica Lee (Wind River) and Jeff Waxman (mother!) also produce, so reports Heat Vision.

The post <em>‘John Wick’</em> Director Lines Up <em>‘Kill Or Be Killed’</em> appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Here’s The Final Trailer For ‘The Commuter’ Starring Liam Neeson

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The final trailer for the next big Liam Neeson action film The Commuter has landed. The action-thriller will arrive on screens in 2018 with Neeson starring alongside Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, and Patrick Wilson.

Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop) is the man behind the camera. The film arrives in cinemas from January 19th. Watch the final trailer here:

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Has Been Renewed For A Tenth Season

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HBO has officially renewed Larry David’s hugely successful comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm for a tenth season. The 30-minute show, aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK, will have new episodes shot in the sprind of 2018, with them all set to air next autumn.

“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming.

Larry David added: “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”

The largely improvised series stars David as a version of himself in contemporary Los Angeles. Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are also amongst the cast.

The post <em>‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’</em> Has Been Renewed For A Tenth Season appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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A ’48 Hrs.’ Remake Is On The Way From The Safdie Brothers

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They’ve had a fantastic year with their superb Cannes break-out Good Time, which delivered one of the best performances from Robert Pattinson, and now it looks like filmmakers Ben and Joshua Safdie are to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte action-comedy 48 Hrs.

Walter Hill directed the original 1982 movie, which revolved around a cop and a felon who form an unlikely partnership to capture a pair of killers on the run. It even spawned a sequel, Another 48 Hours in 1990.

Here’s full synopsis of the original movie:

Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond’s old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies. »

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‘Deadpool 2’ Takes Inspiration From The Sistine Chapel In New Poster

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Following the debut of the first teaser trailer a couple of weeks ago, we have a brand new look at Deadpool 2 via a new poster, seemingly taking inspiration from the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson – once again played by Ryan Reynolds) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

The new posters also features Josh Brolin’s Cable. Take a look at the thing in all its glory below. »

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‘Ocean’s 8’ First Look: Meet The New Guys

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The first official poster for Ocean’s 8 has been released giving us our first-look at the spin-off, due in cinemas next year.

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York.  Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming Dude), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing.  Filming is taking place in and around New York City.

Collaborating with Ross behind the scenes are director of photography Eigil Bryld (In Bruges, Not Fade Away), production designer Alex Digerlando (Beasts of the Southern Wild, »

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These Are The Foreign Language Films Shortlisted For Oscar

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A Fantastic Woman

The 92 films submitted to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars have now been whittled down to just nine. The films will now screen to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in early January who will then put five films forward for official nominations in the category, which will be announced on 23rd January, 2018.

The nine shortlisted are:

Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director;

Germany, In the Fade, Fatih Akin, director

Hungary, On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director

Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director

Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director

Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director

Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director

South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director

Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director

The Square took the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme d’Or, while On Body and Soul was the big »

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Watch The Trailer For HBO’s Documentary ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’

14 December 2017 12:25 AM, PST

HBO are continuing on their quest to deliver solid feature-length documentaries. Following this year’s Spielberg, which focused on the career and life of the celebrated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, comes David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which will debut in 2018.

Focusing on the artist’s final years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates. Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness.7

David Bowie: The Last Five Years is due to air on the cable channel Stateside on January 7th, 2018. We’re expecting that it will arrive on Sky Atlantic, which syndicates a lot of HBO content in the UK, shortly afterwards.

Watch the trailer »

- Paul Heath

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Video: Interviews From The ‘Molly’s Game New York Premiere

14 December 2017 12:09 AM, PST

Coming to cinemas in the UK on New Year’s Day and Us cinemas on Christmas Day is the superb real-life drama Molly’s Game from debuting director Aaron Sorkin. We first caught the film at its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and we agree that it is one of the best of the year.

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Related: Molly’s Game review (Tiff)

We have some interviews from the U. »

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Heads For Haunted House Film ‘The Turning’

13 December 2017 10:30 PM, PST

Stranger Things

Finn Wolfhard, one of the break-out stars of Netflix series Stranger Things, has joined the cast of the upcoming horror film The Turning. Trade paper Variety says that Wolfhard will join the already cast Mackenzie Davis in the film, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella “The Turn of the Screw.”

The film follows a young woman hired as the nanny to two orphans who is convinced that the country mansion they live in is haunted. Wolfhard will play one of the orphans, so says the trade.

Jade Bartlett is re-writing the new draft of the original script, which was penned by Chad & Carey Hayes.

More as we get it.

The post <em>‘Stranger Things’</em> Star Finn Wolfhard Heads For Haunted House Film <em>‘The Turning’</em> appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Has Been Renewed For A Fourth Season

13 December 2017 10:00 PM, PST

USA Network has officially renewed Mr. Robot for a fourth season. The show, which is led by Rami Malek and Christian Slater, just had the final episode of the third season air Stateside.

Landing on the network in 2015, Mr. Robot follows a young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot who works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot’s task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running — and ruining — the world.

Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstrom, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale, and »

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Watch The Latest Trailer For Upcoming Sci-Fi ‘Annihilation’

13 December 2017 6:15 AM, PST

The latest trailer for the upcoming sci-fi Annihilation from director Alex Garland has been released by Paramount Pictures Stateside. The film will actually debut on Netflix in various international territories just a couple of weeks after its U.S. debut.

Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac are amongst the cast of the movie, which will debut in North America on  February 23, 2018.

Here’s a little more info from the 2014 source novel.

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, »

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Watch The First Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

13 December 2017 5:48 AM, PST

Warner Bros. Pictures has just dropped the very first trailer for their upcoming film from Clint Eastwood, The 15:17 To Paris.

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe.

The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Starring alongside them are Jenna Fischer (Hall Pass, »

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ Gets A Season 2 Netflix Renewal

13 December 2017 4:33 AM, PST

Marvel’s The Punisher

I can’t say that I’ve managed to see past the first episode of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, but it must have been a hit with the fans as the streamer has renewed the show for a second season.

The first season debuted in full on Netflix on November 17th to fair to middling reviews, but I hear that the new incarnation of the Frank Castle story is far from a disaster. There’s no word yet as to when we can expect to see a second season, but with the likes of Jessica Jones season 2 due in March, Luke Cage season 2 just after that, and then Daredevil season 3 in late 2018 and Iron Fist season 2 on the way for early 2019, we won’t see it for at least 18 months.

As ever, we’ll keep you posted.

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‘Kingsman’ 3 Is Reportedly Already In Development

13 December 2017 4:21 AM, PST

After storming the box-office back in September with nearly $400 million in worldwide gross (from a reported $104 million budget), Kingsman: The Golden Circle looks like it will have a follow-up.

Speaking with Comic Book Movie at a Blu-ray event for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton said, “We’ve had the briefest of conversations with Matthew [Vaughn] about it…he’s got plans,” indicating the filmmaker could be making a return to the franchise for a third installment.

The Kingsman franchise has already made a ton of money for backers 20th Century Fox, and while I wasn’t particularly enamored with the second installment, I feel that the series may still have a few places left to go.

Cbm also reminds us of comments that Vaughn previously made:  “I think there’s a story in my head which will be finished by the end of the next one,” Vaughn »

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Helmer To Direct Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Burial Rites’

13 December 2017 4:12 AM, PST

Variety is reporting that Call Me By Your Name helmer Luca Guadagnino has signed up Jennifer Lawrence to lead the cast of his next film. The film is called Burial Rites and is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Hannah Kent.

Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites is set in the final days of a young woman who has been accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, the planned film will tell the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

The official book synopsis has more.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer »

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Watch The Explosive Trailer For ‘Homeland’ Season 7

13 December 2017 3:47 AM, PST

Showtime has delivered the first trailer for the upcoming season of Homeland, the seventh in the hit CIA drama that stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin.

At the end of last season, following an assassination attempt on her life, President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) broke her promise to Carrie (Danes) by arresting 200 members of the intelligence community without bringing charges against them, including Saul Berenson. As season seven begins, Carrie has left her job in the White House and moved back to D.C. and is living with her sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the 200.

Homeland Season 7 premieres Sunday, February 11 at 9pm Et/Pt on Showtime, and will come to Channel 4 in the UK shortly afterward. Here’s that new trailer.

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