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Horror Highlights: New Preacher Pop! Vinyl Figures, Day 5, Penny Dreadful Spell Book Journal

Funko’s second batch of Preacher Pop! vinyl figures are coming this August. The Tulip figure is a Previews exclusive, Jesse is a GameStop exclusive, and Cassidy the Irish Vampire will be sold exclusively at Hot Topic stores. Also: a trailer for Rooster Teeth’s Day 5 and the Penny Dreadful Spell Book Journal that will be an Entertainment Earth San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.

Funko’s Second Batch of Preacher Pop! Vinyl Figures: From Funko: “The beginning is nigh!

Preacher transforms the beloved comic into an action-packed television series only on AMC!

Check out our Preacher Pop! exclusives!

Previews Exclusive

Let your local comic shop know to order the Previews exclusive Tulip Pop!

GameStop Exclusive

The GameStop exclusive Jesse Custer calls upon a greater power!

Hot Topic Exclusive

Cassidy the Irish vampire arrives exclusively at Hot Topic as a bloody mess!

Coming in August!”

To visit our story on the first three Preacher Pop!
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Aaron Eckhart's 'Courage' leads Spotlight slate

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Exclusive: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team at Spotlight Pictures head into Cannes with a roster led by Aaron Eckhart starrer Courage.

The film gets its market premiere screening today [May 11] and is based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story.

Angelo Pizzo, a sports specialist whose screenwriting credits include Hoosiers and Rudy, directed from his adapted screenplay.

Eckhart stars as the coach of the University Of Texas American Football team whose star player is diagnosed with bone cancer.

The film opened in the Us last November through Clarius Entertainment under the title My All American and Universal handles ancillary rights.

Spotlight is also talking up Bitter Harvest, an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Holodomor – Stalin’s persecution of Ukrainians during the 1930s – that stars Max Irons and Samantha Barks.

The film screens today [May 11] and on Tuesday [16] in Cannes and the producers are in talks for a Us
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London Has Fallen movie review: agitprop security theater

A Nuremberg rally for 21st-century America. Pure terror porn: racist, jingoistic, thoroughly obnoxious. Donald Trump voters will love it. *sob* I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first movie

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If only all those other stupid countries — you know, like Germany and the U.K. — could be as awesome as America. After the British prime minister dies suddenly and mysteriously, world leaders summoned to London for the funeral, allegedly “the most protected event on Earth,” come under terrorist attack. The only survivor among them is U.S. president Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart: My All American, I, Frankenstein), thanks to impossibly badass Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Chasing Mavericks), even though Banning concedes that he is made of nothing more than “bourbon and poor choices.” (One wonders
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New to DVD & BluRay. Plus: Readers Choice Instant Watch

What's new or newish for home viewing? Let's see... It's been two release weeks for Oscar contenders. Several of them now available for rentals and sales hot off their Oscar wins.

• Creed. See why we all fussed about it and why so many were rooting for Sly (who lost in one of many surprises Sunday night) despite an unspectacular career. That's the German cover to the left. I include it because it's intereting to note that overseas they have to mention Rocky in the title somehow "Rocky's Legacy," not trusting that just Creed would do it.

The Danish Girl. See why Vikander won the Oscar. (Hint: Huge leading role and she's playing a Long Suffering Wife, in short Oscar's two favorite things in the Supporting Actress category)

• Fargo Year Two - I hear it's good. Why am I still resisting?

The Good Dinosaur - Tim was relatively kind in his review.
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My All American movie review: football fundamentalism

Not an inspirational football movie but the highlights reel from one, with a golden boy who is his own manic pixie dreamboat. The worst sort of hagiography. I’m “biast” (pro): I enjoyed a good sports movie…

I’m “biast” (con): …but I’m not into sports, and especially not American football

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This isn’t an inspirational football movie so much as it’s the highlights reel from one. It’s got all the rah-rah moments — literally: there are girls in cheerleaders’ costumes tossing pompoms — but none of the mountains to climb or tough rows to hoe or any of the hard stuff. Whatever actual drama there was in the life of the real University of Texas football player Freddie Steinmark — this is based on the nonfiction book Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story,
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Spotlight Pictures Secures International Sales Rights For Aaron Eckhart’s Sports Drama Courage

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Spotlight Pictures Secures International Sales Rights For Aaron Eckhart’s Sports Drama Courage
Spotlight Pictures has acquired the international sales rights for Aaron Eckhart‘s sports drama, ‘Courage.’ The film is based on an inspirational true story and the novel ‘Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story’ by Jim Dent. The film was written and directed by first-time feature film helmer, Angelo Pizzo, who also wrote and produced the iconic sports films ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Rudy.’ Besides Eckhart, ‘Courage’ also stars Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney and Sarah Bolger. The film was produced by Paul Schiff and executive produced by Bud Brigham. The drama received a wide U.S. theatrical release last November, under the title ‘My All American.’ Of acquiring the international rights for ‘Courage,’ [ Read More ]

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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires int'l rights to 'Courage'

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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires int'l rights to 'Courage'
Plus: Production begins on The Last Word; Keira Knightley circles Collateral Beauty; Music Box acquires Sundance entry The Innocents; and more…

Aaron Eckhart stars in Courage, based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story and Spotlight will commence sales at the Efm this week.

Angelo Pizzo directed the film about about a university athlete who receives a shocking diagnosis following an injury. Clarius distributed Courage in the Us last November under the title My All American.

Production is underway in the Los Angeles area on Mark Pellington’s The Last Word starring Shirley Maclaine and Amanda Seyfried. Bleecker Street will distribute the drama in the Us and Myriad Pictures handles international sales at the Efm. Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall and Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott round out the key cast.Kristin Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks and James Franco is attached to star in Jt Leroy, about
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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires international rights to 'Courage'

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Us Briefs: Spotlight acquires international rights to 'Courage'
Plus: Keira Knightley circles Collateral Beauty; Music Box acquires Sundance entry The Innocents; Alcon sets writer for The Ice Twins; and more…

Aaron Eckhart stars in Courage, based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story and Spotlight will commence sales at the Efm this week.

Angelo Pizzo directed the film about about a university athlete who receives a shocking diagnosis following an injury. Clarius distributed Courage in the Us last November under the title My All American.

Kristin Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks and James Franco is attached to star in Jt Leroy, about the hoax female blogger who passed herself off as a transgender male. Lbi Entertainment /Aquarius / Rabbit Bandini Productions produce and Fortitude International represents international rights.Keira Knightley is reportedly in talks to star opposite Will Smith in New Line/Village Roadshow’s drama Collateral Beauty. Warner Bros will distribute in the Us on March
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Past Winners and Nominees Back in Contention: 88th Academy Awards' Best Score

'The Peanuts Movie': 2016 Best Original Score Oscar contender along with 111 other titles. Oscar 2016: Best Original Score contenders range from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'The Peanuts Movie' Earlier this month (Dec. '15), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made public the list of 112 film scores eligible for the 2016 Oscar in the Best Original Score category. As found in the Academy's press release, “a Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.” The release adds that “to be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must
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112 Original Scores Advance In The 88th Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 112 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

Adult Beginners,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer

The Age of Adaline,” Rob Simonsen, composer

Altered Minds,” Edmund Choi, composer

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer

Anomalisa,” Carter Burwell, composer

Ant-Man,” Christophe Beck, composer

Beasts of No Nation,” Dan Romer, composer

The Big Short,” Nicholas Britell, composer

Black Mass,” Tom Holkenborg, composer

Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman, composer

Brooklyn,” Michael Brook, composer

Burnt,” Rob Simonsen, composer

By the Sea,” Gabriel Yared, composer

Carol,” Carter Burwell, composer

Cartel Land,” H. Scott Salinas and Jackson Greenberg, composers

Chi-Raq,” Terence Blanchard, composer

Cinderella,” Patrick Doyle, composer

Coming Home,” Qigang Chen, composer

Concussion,
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My All American review: lumbering evangelical sports movie that will give you the sweats

College football gets yet another queasy workout from faith based film-makers, in the story of University of Texas battler Freddie Steinmark and the “Game of the Century”

American football is played on a rectangle, but movies about it can sure be square. My All American is the fourth low-budget wide-release faith-based picture set on the gridiron since Where the Game Stands Tall in August 2014. For sheer audacity, nothing beats 23 Blast, in which tenacity overcomes the slight obstacle of a blind teammate, but based-on-a-true-story My All American has to win some sort of trophy for its dedication to playing by-the-book. Every step of this motion picture is 100% predictable and yet, like a determined running back, it simply lowers its head and rams forth. The momentum of sheer will carries its saccharine story into the end zone.

We open with Aaron Eckhart as legendary University of Texas football honcho Darrell Royal in
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‘My All American’ Review: Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock Fumble Through Gridiron Tear-Jerker

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‘My All American’ Review: Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock Fumble Through Gridiron Tear-Jerker
Even those who love inspirational sports films might have to flinch from “My All American,” a movie so square, conservative and humorless that it winds up playing like a brutally straight-faced “South Park” parody of gridiron schmaltz, particularly in its last half hour, when the male weepie plot finally kicks in. Based on a true story, “My All American” was written and directed by Angelo Pizzo, who wrote the screenplays for two beloved sports pictures, “Hoosiers” (1986) and “Rudy” (1993). In the latter, Sean Astin‘s Rudy was too small to play football but was determined to get on the field through.
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My All American – The Review

Well, the temps are dropping, and the leaves are changing. That can only mean one thing: better check on furnace. Or get the old rake out. Of course, that’s unless you’re a sports fan. Then, for the most part, it’s football all the time (just seems like it to the rest of us). And what better way to lure those fans away from their TVs and bars? Why Hollywood has been passing the ole’ pigskin for decades, even before sound (Harold Lloyd in The Freshman has quite a spectacular final game). There are comedies and dramas, the latter has mostly been the province of the true story. Jim Thorpe, All American (as was coach Knute Rockne) and Invincible to name a few. And, of course, there’s that much beloved crowd-pleaser Rudy. Well, all you gridiron movie lovers, here’s a new flick from the same fellow that penned that underdog story.
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Forecast: 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' Hope for Strong Second Weekend Holds

Forecast: 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' Hope for Strong Second Weekend Holds
Spectre's $70.4 million opening last weekend was the seventh largest of 2015 and this weekend it faces little to no incoming competition. The week's new wide releases include the Chilean miner drama The 33, the Christmas-themed family feature Love the Coopers and the period, football drama My All American. Not one of these three new wide releases will be threatening the top two spots at the box office, which means the second weekend of Spectre and The Peanuts Movie draw the majority of our attention. Starting with Spectre, the first instinct is to look to Skyfall's second weekend back in 2012. After a monster opening, Skyfall dropped 53.5% in the face of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2's $141 million opening weekend. Quantum of Solace dropped 60% when it faced off, and took second to, the first Twilight film back in 2008. Twilight, however, isn't exactly direct competition. Taking that into consideration, it would suggest those weekend
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Interview: Aaron Eckhart Talks My All American

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Interview: Aaron Eckhart Talks My All American
Those who are considered to be esteemed veterans in their respective careers by their admirers, who wish to emulate their accomplishments, often provide profound contributions to their line of work. That’s certainly the case with not only Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, but also Darrell Royal, the former head football coach at the University of Texas (Ut) at Austin. The performer did such extensive research into what the iconic coach meant to the city, Ut football and his players that Royals’ family, players, fans and movie audiences in general will surely appreciate his powerful portrayal of the three national championship winner on screen. Eckhart stars as Royal in the [ Read More ]

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'Spectre' Conquers Weekend Box Office with $73M

'Spectre' Conquers Weekend Box Office with $73M
The last two weekends helped prove that putting too many new releases in theaters at the same time is not good for business overall. The Martian ended up winning both weekends, with all nine new titles severely under-performing in their opening frames, some of which even failed to crack the top 10. This weekend brought only two new releases to the box office, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, both of which helped stop the recent slump. Spectre came out on top with $73 million this weekend, with The Peanuts Movie coming in second place with $45 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo.

As expected, Spectre's opening weekend was higher that the entire top 10 grosses last weekend combined ($62.6 million), which was the worst box office performance of the year thus far. Spectre is expected to open in 3,929 theaters nationwide, with The Peanuts Movie opening in 3,897 theaters. Spectre has earned a
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Interview: Finn Wittrock and Sarah Bolger Talk My All American

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Interview: Finn Wittrock and Sarah Bolger Talk My All American
Witnessing the powerful evolution of a true and pure love for others in a society that’s driven by increasingly egotistical desires is a humbling and rare situation. The all-important experience emphasizes the significance of embracing selfless people who are determined to serve the greater good of their community, and not continuously cater to their own needs. That noteworthy chronicling of the motivations of such remarkable people who are completely devoted to their true love, and effortlessly affect everyone they know, is grippingly presented in the sports drama, ‘My All American,’ which Clarius Entertainment is set to distribute in theaters this Friday, November 13. The biographical film, which was written and [ Read More ]

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'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' Resuscitate the 2015 Box Office

'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' Resuscitate the 2015 Box Office
Coming off the worst October since 2007, the industry was looking to this weekend to turn the tide and that it did. With the release of Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, the weekend showed a 148% increase over last weekend and a 6% improvement over the same weekend last year with the top twelve making over $155 million. Of that total, 007, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang accounted for 76% as November 2015 is off to a good start. Taking the number one slot is Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie and already the eighth highest grossing Bond film domestically as it brought in an estimated $73 million from 3,929 theaters. It's the second highest opening for a Bond film, $15.3 million behind the overwhelming performance of 2012's Skyfall. Internationally the film brought in $117.8 million from 77 total markets, bringing its worldwide cume to an estimated $296.1 million after ten days. There is some question as to just how well Spectre
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘My All American’ With Aaron Eckhart

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new sports biography “My All American” starring Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock!

The film is based on the true story of University of Texas’ 1969 championship-winning football heroes coach Darrell Royal and defensive back Freddie Steinmark.

My All American,” which opens on Nov. 13, 2015 and is rated “PG,” also stars Sarah Bolger, Robin Tunney, Kristin McKenzie, Mackenzie Meehan, Richard Kohnke and Michael Reilly Burke from writer and director Angelo Pizzo.

To win your free passes to “My All American” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your
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Can 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' End the Fall Box Office Slump?

Can 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' End the Fall Box Office Slump?
The past two weekends have been good for 20th Century Fox's The Martian at the box office, but they have been simply horrid for any newcomer that dares challenge it. Last weekend, The Martian won with just $11.4 million, as high-profile new releases such as Burnt and Our Brand Is Crisis pulled in dismal numbers, and another new release, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, failed to even crack the top 10. This weekend only brings two new movies to theaters in wide release, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, both of which are expected to bring new life to the sagging box office this weekend.

According to the projections from BoxOffice.com, Spectre is expected to take in a whopping $90 million, with The Peanuts Movie projected to take a distant second place with a respectable $47 million opening weekend tally. If Spectre hits or exceeds its projection, its opening weekend will be higher
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