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Movie News: 'Wonder' Director Tapped for Disney's 'Prince Charming'; Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo to Star in 'Boss Level'

Prince Charming: Stephen Chbosky (Wonder, above) will rewrite and may direct a new, live-action version of Disney's Prince Charming. Matt Fogel wrote the initial draft of the script, which is said to be a "revisionist take" on the classic fairy tale character, telling the story through the eyes of the prince's disappointing brother. [THR]   Boss Level: Mel Gibson (Daddy's Home 2, above) and Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year) are in talks to star in action thriller Boss Level. If things work out, Grillo will play a military veteran who is trapped in a time loop that ends in his death. Joe Carnahan (Stretch) wrote the screenplay and is set to direct. [Deadline]   Destroyer: Recently we heard that Nicole Kidman will be starring in the...

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An Alien Kidnapping in this Beyond Skyline Movie Clip ("Things Are Looking Up")

It has been over seven years since a Skyline movie has been released. The follow-up film is titled Beyond Skyline. Writer Liam O'Donnell has penned both films, which feature an alien invasion force. This time, a Los Angeles detective is searching for his son, on an alien spaceship. Set for a United States release this December, a new clip has been released - via Vertical Entertainment. The clip is titled "Things Are Looking Up" and it can be found here. The clip shows Mark (Frank Grillo). He is holding his child, while evading alien forces. It looks like he has at least one alien friend as he arms himself, through a strange opening. The escape is next, if he can only find a way out. Beyond Skyline hosts a large cast. Outside of Frank Grillo of The Purge: Election Year (2016) fame, this sci-fi title also stars: Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell
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Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’

Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’
Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo are in negotiations to star in the independent action-thriller “Boss Level,” with Joe Carnahan attached to direct from his own script.

Grillo will play a retired special forces veteran trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death every day.

The film will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, and Randall Emmett and George Furla. Production companies are Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free.

Gibson is currently starring as the father of Mark Wahlberg’s character in “Daddy’s Home 2” at Paramount. He received an Academy Award directing nomination this year for “Hacksaw Ridge” — his third Oscar nomination after winning for directing and producing “Braveheart” in 1995. He starred with Vince Vaughn in the police thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” and in the Irish historical drama “The Professor and the Madman,” portraying [link=nm
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Frank Grillo battles Iko Uwais in clip from Beyond Skyline

Ahead of its release next month, an action-packed clip has arrived online from alien invasion sci-fi thriller sequel Beyond Skyline which features a fight scene between Frank Grillo and Iko Uwais; check it out below….

Los Angeles Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) thought bailing out his eighteen-year-old son, Trent (Jonny Weston, Taken 3), was the worst part of his day. But on the ride home, the skies above fill with a strange blue light. Within moments, the entire city’s population is vacuumed up into a massive alien ship.

In the aftermath, father and son lead a band of survivors to the marina. But when Trent is abducted, Mark relentlessly storms after his son onto the nightmarish warship.

As the aliens move across the planet, feeding off the remnants of humanity, the resilient Mark battles through the bizarre environment, uncovering their horrific secrets. Before long,
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Watch the new trailer for sci-fi sequel Beyond Skyline

Ahead of its premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest next month, a new UK trailer has been released for the upcoming alien invasion sci-fi thriller sequel Beyond Skyline; check it out here…

Los Angeles Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) thought bailing out his eighteen-year-old son, Trent (Jonny Weston, Taken 3), was the worst part of his day. But on the ride home, the skies above fill with a strange blue light. Within moments, the entire city’s population is vacuumed up into a massive alien ship.

In the aftermath, father and son lead a band of survivors to the marina. But when Trent is abducted, Mark relentlessly storms after his son onto the nightmarish warship.

As the aliens move across the planet, feeding off the remnants of humanity, the resilient Mark battles through the bizarre environment, uncovering their horrific secrets. Before long, he forges an alliance with an unlikely ally.
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Purge 4 Locks in Its First Two Leads

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Purge 4 Locks in Its First Two Leads
Just a few weeks after The Purge 4 title was revealed to be The Island, the first two lead cast members have come aboard for this Purge prequel. Y'lan Noel (Insecure) and Lex Scott Davis (Training Day) are the first actors to officially sign on for the project, although it remains to be seen how many more main characters are still needed for the cast. While it hasn't been confirmed when production will begin, it will certainly have to begin soon, since the prequel is already set to hit theaters next summer.

The Tracking Board first broke the news, although there were no details given about the characters they play. James DeMonaco, who has written and directed all of the Purge movies and is also developing a Purge TV series, revealed in May that this story will take place during the first experimental Purge night, which happened on Staten Island, before this annual tradition went nationwide.
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Movie News: 'Purge 4' Title, Plot Details Revealed

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The Purge 4: James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments in the Purge series (above on the set of The Purge: Election Year), says that the next movie is currently titled The Purge: The Island. DeMonaco is writing the prequel, which revolves around "the first experimental Purge" when all crime is declared legal. He says it will be set on Staten Island. Gerard McMurray will direct the movie, scheduled for release on July 4, 2018. [Vulture]  ...

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Movie News: 'Purge 4' Title, Plot Details Revealed; Will Smith Shares First 'Aladdin' Cast Photo

The Purge 4: James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments in the Purge series (above on the set of The Purge: Election Year), says that the next movie is currently titled The Purge: The Island. DeMonaco is writing the prequel, which revolves around "the first experimental Purge" when all crime is declared legal. He says it will be set on Staten Island. Gerard McMurray will direct the movie, scheduled for release on July 4, 2018. [Vulture]   Aladdin: Will Smith (above in Suicide Squad) shared a photo from the first day of shooting on Disney's live-action Aladdin (below), featuring himself (the Genie) with Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and  Marwan Kenzari (Jafar). Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy...

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‘The Purge: The Island’ Will Tell the Story of the First Purge Night

‘The Purge: The Island’ Will Tell the Story of the First Purge Night
Last year’s The Purge: Election Year didn’t exactly close the door on the popular horror series, but it did conclude with things looking up for the nightmarish near-future America where all crime is legalized for one night each year. If it was the final film, it would have been a satisfying ending. But the Purge […]

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Purge 4 Gets Titled The Island, Will Tell Brooklyn Origin Story

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Purge 4 Gets Titled The Island, Will Tell Brooklyn Origin Story
The Purge has become one of the most successful modern horror franchise we have. A very unique and fascinating premise has propelled the series to three very successful movies so far, with an upcoming Purge 4 slated for release on July 4, 2018. Series creator James DeMonaco has now officially confirmed that the upcoming fourth entry, which is going to be a prequel, is officially titled The Purge: The Island, while also revealing the first official plot details.

James DeMonaco made the reveals about The Purge 4 while speaking with Vulture. Even though he isn't directing this time around, as that duty has been handed off to Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), DeMonaco is heavily involved. He revealed that this movie will tell the story of the first ever experimental Purge night, which is going to take place on Staten Island. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I said it's the first experimental Purge,
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Three more join new Blumhouse thriller Only You

Last week it was announced that Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom) have been cast in the upcoming Blumhouse Productions thriller Only You, and now we have word of three more additions to the film.

According to THR, Brian Tyree Henry (This Is Us), Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Mykelti Williamson (The Purge: Election Year) have been cast in the movie, which is being directed by Jacob Estes, who also penned the script.

Plot details on Only You are scarce, but it is said that the film revolves around “a police officer (Oyelowo) whose family was killed, a niece (Reid) who is in danger and a plot with time-travel elements.”
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Movie News: Anne Hathaway to Star in Sci-fi Thriller; Watch Julianne Moore in First 'Wonderstruck' Teaser

O2: Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, above) will star in O2. It's described as "a contained thriller with sci-fi elements." Hathaway will play a woman trapped inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there; she must escape before her oxygen runs out. Christie LeBlanc wrote the original screenplay; production is aiming to get underway this fall. [Deadline]   The Purge 4: Indie filmmaker Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) will direct The Purge 4. James DeMonaco (The Purge: Election Year, above), who wrote and directed the first three installments in the horror series, wrote the script for the upcoming movie and consulted on the selection of a director. The series imagines a near-future world in which all crime is legal for a 12-hour period each...

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The Purge 4 finds a director

Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures have tapped Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) to direct the as-yet-untitled fourth entry in The Purge franchise.

Details on the fourth movie are being kept under wraps, but it will be based on a script by James DeMonaco, writer-director of The Purge and its sequels The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year.

The Purge series has been hugely successful for Blumhouse and Universal, with the three instalments grossing $320 million from a combined budget of just $22 million. In addition to a fourth movie, a TV series is in development, which will explore non-Purge days.

The Purge 4 is set for release on July 4th, 2018.
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Fourth ‘Purge’ Finds a Director; Plans Fireworks for Fourth of July Opening

Fourth ‘Purge’ Finds a Director; Plans Fireworks for Fourth of July Opening
Gerard McMurray has come on board to direct the untitled fourth Purge movie for Blumhouse Productions with Universal Pictures setting a July 4, 2018, release date, Variety reports. James DeMonaco — who served as the writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, and The Purge: Election Year — is returning to write the script. The […]
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‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray

‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray
Gerard McMurray has come on board to direct the untitled fourth “Purge” movie for Blumhouse Productions with Universal Pictures setting a July 4, 2018, release date.

McMurray’s feature directorial debut “Burning Sands” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The film chronicles the brutal hazing process at an all-black university. McMurray also produced and co-wrote “Burning Sands.”

He additionally served as an associate producer on Ryan Coogler’s highly praised 2015 feature film, “Fruitvale Station.”

James DeMonaco — who served as the writer/director of “The Purge,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” and “The Purge: Election Year” — is returning to write the script. The logline is under wraps.

All three films center on America having devolved into a culture where murder is legal for one night every year. The franchise’s producers are Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller
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What The Purge TV Show Is About

What The Purge TV Show Is About
The Purge may have wrapped up a very successful, at least financially speaking, trilogy of movies last summer, but Blumhouse is expanding the franchise to TV in 2018. A Purge series has been in the works since 2016, from franchise creator and director James DeMonaco. Now we finally have some details about the series, and it is going to show us an entirely new side of the world that The Purge exists in.

As reported by Deadline, Blumhouse's Jason Blum spoke at NBCUniversal's upfront presentation about the Purge TV series, which is set to air on SyFy and USA next year. He revealed that the premiere of the show will show us what happens in the world on the other days of the year when people aren't purging. Here's what he had to say.

"It will reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people.
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The big blockbusters of summer 2018

Simon Brew May 9, 2017

Mission: Impossible, Avengers, Dwayne Johnson, Jurassic World, Ant-Man and more are lining up to meet you next summer. Oh, and The Statham.

With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.

Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…

March Tomb Raider (March 16th)

Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big
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2016’s films ranked

04.27.17: This list is now final. While I may in the future see additional films that were released in the awards year of 2016, no more films will be added to this list. (I may add links to reviews of films listed here.)

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/05.12.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/02.24.17/09.23)

I, Daniel Blake
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The Purge: Movie Franchise to Become a TV Series for USA & Syfy

The Purge is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports a TV series based on the film franchise is coming to USA Network and Syfy.The horror films are set in a dystopian version of America where each year, for a 12-hour window, all crime is legal. So far, three movies have be released in the franchise — The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).Read More…
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Blumhouse and ITV team up to launch independent TV studio with a TV series of The Purge coming

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Blumhouse have been responsible for some of the biggest horror’s in recent years such as Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge franchise to name just a few – and they’ve had a hand in a hell of a lot more than you can imagine- teaming up with ITV studios will open up a whole new world for Blumhouse who will now have the finance freedom to produce their own original scripted and unscripted material for darker programming for global audiences.

Related: The Purge, News, Reviews and Interviews

We say darker because the first series as part of the deal will be a version of The Purge, which currently consists of three films, The Purge, Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. They will be delving into the Showtime-acquired The Last Days of Roger Ailes, a limited series which draws on Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 The Loudest Voice
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