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The Expendables 3 Character Posters Featuring Kellan Lutz

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Yeah OK, so we all said ‘what the heck is he wearing‘ but compared to Kelsey Grammer, nuff said! Kellan joins the star studded original cast along with Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. Kellan is currently starring in The Legend of Hercules in cinemas now.

In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

The Expendables 3 opens in theaters on August 15th, 2014.

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posted by Elaine in 2014,Kellan Lutz/Emmett,Lionsgate,Other Movies of Interest,The Legend of Hercules and have No Comments

Insurgent Given the Green Light by Liongate

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Lionsgate have given the green light to the production on the Divergent sequel, Insurgent. Lionsgate expects Insurgent to begin filming in May with new director Robert Schwentke (taking over for Neil Burger), with theatrical release set for March 2015. It is likely the third film, Allegiant will follow in March 2016.

“We’re confident that ‘Divergent’ is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us.” – Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate

The first movie of the series Divergent hit screens in the USA, Friday 21st March and made a whooping $54 million in its opening weekend and as of last Friday had made a gross of $95 million. UK fans still have 4 days to wait before it hits screens over here.

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posted by Samward in 2015,Divergent,Lionsgate,Other Movies of Interest and have No Comments

NEW! TV Spot for ‘The Legend of Hercules’ Starring Kellan Lutz out 28th March

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In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.

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posted by Elaine in 2014,Kellan Lutz/Emmett,Lionsgate,Other Movies of Interest,The Legend of Hercules and have No Comments

Lionsgate Acquires U.S Distribution Rights for “American Ultra”

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Lionsgare acquired the rights to “American Ultra” just a month before shooting was set to start in New Orleans, with director Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) helming the script by Max Landis. Reuniting Kristen Stewart with co-star Jesse Eisenberg five years after they starred in “Adventureland”

A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.

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posted by Samward in 2015,Kristen Stewart,Kristen Stewart Movies/TV,Lionsgate,Movie Distributor and have No Comments

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Film Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the new, astonishing instalment to The Hunger Games franchise directed by Francis Lawrence. Screen adapted from the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, the film stays quite faithful to the books and definitely seems to have surpassed expectations made.

There were one or two notable details added in for the film, which were not in the book; which work very well with the story, as nice little added touches for particular characters. The script is extremely well written with some memorable character one-liners and as a fan of the trilogy, I was happy to hear a handful of quotes from the book, too!

The majority of the film was definitely close to how I pictured it when reading the books, as I’m sure other fans will agree. The style of filming that Francis Lawrence brings to the second instalment pulls the story forward and gives a deeper and refreshing feel to the Capitol and other districts. There were also some parts that were missing from the books and although it didn’t impact on the film harshly, it still is a shame that they won’t be added into the films at all.

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Jennifer Lawrence has, without a doubt, got Katniss Everdeen on point and has emotionally developed the character for the advance of the story particularly well. The on-screen chemistry between herself and Liam Hemsworth (Gale) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) was still achieving the desired ‘oohs’, ‘ahs’ and tears of the audience.

Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket did perfectly; you get to see the character open up and the deepening bond between herself, Katniss and Peeta begins to surface a lot more. Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) were just as wonderful as they were in the first instalment. Sam Clafin as Finnick Odair definitely exceeded my hopes; I think he embodied the character impressively well and finally Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) and Jeffrey Wright (BeeTee) were just brilliant!

Overall, I think the casting for the newer characters was spot on and the rendition from book to screen was quite outstanding. A definite must-see!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire reaches UK cinemas on November 21st.

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posted by Alicia Poole in 2013,Lionsgate,Other Books of Interest,Other Movies of Interest,Stephenie Meyer,The Hunger Games Trilogy,TV of Interest and have No Comments

Stanley Tucci Apple Store Q&A

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Yesterday, November 12th, Stanley Tucci attended a Q&A held at the Apple Store, Regent Street, in London.

We were lucky enough to attend and managed to get some photographs to share with you all. Stanley talked about his past roles, how he fell in love with his wife, his cook book which he republished last year and of course, Catching Fire!

The podcast of this Q&A should be available to download for free on the iTunes Store within the next week, so we will let you know when that becomes available.

Catching Fire is released in UK cinemas on 21st November.

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Stanley Tucci’s cook book on Amazon!

posted by Alicia Poole in 2013,Interviews/Promo,Lionsgate,Other Books of Interest,Other Movies of Interest,Stephenie Meyer,The Hunger Games Trilogy,TV of Interest and have No Comments

Catching Fire TV Spot and Stills

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posted by Samward in 2013,Lionsgate,Other Movies of Interest,The Hunger Games Trilogy and have No Comments

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire changes!

Warning: This article does contain spoilers. We suggest that if you prefer to avoid such things, look away!

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You’re still with us? Good! On we go!

So yes, it is confirmed that there will be some differences in the book to movie adaption of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and director Francis Lawrence has given a sneaky peek as to what fans can expect.

He did share that while three big plot changes had been made, he had been working closely with author Suzanne Collins to ensure the film stayed true to the novels.

He said: “We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative. We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.”Hutcherson added that Peeta can now swim and doesn’t need to be rescued as he does in the book.

He said: “The option is for either me drowning or sitting there like a cat batting my paw into the water. Either way the visual is horrible.”

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Producer Nina Jacobson said that the refugees from District 8, Bonnie and Twill, and Darius, the Peacekeeper from District 12, will all fail to appear in the second movie in the trilogy. We as fans will also see a different introduction to District 13.

She said: “It’s as agonising for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan.

“I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”

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So, what are your thoughts on the changes? Personally, we’re intrigued!

posted by Zoe Jordan in 2013,Lionsgate and have No Comments

Twilight Film Makers Order Cease and Desist on Twilight Spoof

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You may have read in the news that the Summit/Lionsgate have filed a suit against the makers of the paraody “Twiharder’. So far there has been no resolution to the cease and desist suit by the Twilight film makers but just in case you were wondering what all the fuss is about, here’s a trailer!

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posted by Elaine in 2013,Lionsgate,Summit Entertainment and have No Comments

Breaking Wind (Twilight Parody) Out on DVD April 2nd

 

You know how we love a good parody? Well here’s the latest offering from Lionsgate and whoa, the Edward isn’t half bad!!

 

posted by Elaine in 2012,Lionsgate,TV of Interest and have Comments (2)