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Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in September, Including ‘Transparent’ Musical Finale

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Amazon is out with its list of new additions coming to Prime Video next month, and you’ll want to mark your calendar for the epic musical finale of “Transparent,” coming Sept. 27.

Chris Tall Presents…” — the first unscripted German Amazon Original which features six episodes of the comedian performing stand-up and introducing his friends as guests — will premiere at a date still to be determined. The same is the case for “Family Man,” a new Amazon Original series which, according to the streaming giant, tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency.

Other Prime Originals include the first seasons of “El Corazón de Sergio Ramos,” about the Spanish soccer player, and the animated series “Undone.” “Rango,” “Legally Blonde” and “Saturday Night Fever” are among some of the already released movies that will now be available on Prime.

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John Travolta and Jimmy Fallon Compete in ‘John Travolt-Off’ Challenge (Video)

John Travolta and Jimmy Fallon Compete in ‘John Travolt-Off’ Challenge (Video)
Look who’s talking! John Travolta was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, and the two had a friendly competition to determine who is the best John Travolta of all time: Jimmy Fallon … or John Travolta.

It was a “John Travolt-Off,” if you will. And the two traded off brief impressions of classic lines and scenes from some of Travolta’s most famous movies, many of which have shown vastly different shades of the actor through his multi-decade career.

Fallon got to do a line as Tony Manero from “Saturday Night Fever” and as Vincent Vega from “Pulp Fiction,” while the “Random Travolta Generator” resulted in Travolta doing Danny Zuko from “Grease” and even the villain Sean Archer from “Face/Off.” That one was tricky, because it required Travolta to dip into a bit of a Nicolas Cage impression as well.

Also Read: John Travolta Shares 'Carrie
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Nicolas Cage Has ‘A Score To Settle’ In New Action-Thriller

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We’re big fans of Nicolas Cage here on Thn and the star of Con Air and Face/Off will return to our screens, albeit the small one, later next month in a new action-thriller named A Score To Settle. The film stars Cage opposite Noah Le Gros, Karolina Wydra, Mohamed Karim, Ian Tracey and Benjamin Bratt. It hits stores on digital from 23rd September and then on DVD from 20th September.

After being paid-off to take a murder rap, Frank (Nicolas Cage) receives an unexpected life sentence and spends the next two decades locked behind bars. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he walks out of prison to live his final days as a free man, but with a thirst for revenge against those who wronged him.

Torn by the need to repair his relationship with his estranged son and his need to exact vengeance, Frank soon
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Alessandro Nivola Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Alessandro Antine Nivola is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his work in Face/Off and American Hustle and recently starred in The Art of Self-Defense. Alessandro Nivola Bio: Early Life, Family, Education Nivola was born on June 28, 1972 (Alessandro Nivola age: 47) in Boston, Massachusetts. He and his brother Adrian […]

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None More Nineties: Why Speed is the ultimate 90s action film

Robb Sheppard on the ultimate 90s action movie, Speed

The 1990s witnessed a changing of the guard when it came to action movies. Speed crashed into 1994 and went from being “that bus movie” to one of the decade’s finest straight-up action films. Alongside the gloriously Ott Con Air, the far-fetched Face/Off, and Michael Bay’s ‘masterpiece’ The Rock, a slew of Dolph Lundgren, Van Damme and Steven Segal movies were sent straight to DVD. Speed itself had no sci-fi elements, no Kung Fu kicks and not even an ounce of espionage, but it has the strongest claim as the 90’s ultimate action film.

Although it doesn’t seem the case from the credits: Speed struggles getting out of first gear with opening titles looking like the work of Word Art. Thankfully, the extended opening title sequence builds the tension and sets up Speed as a cinematic event which teems with a sense of occasion.
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‘The Killer’ at 30: John Woo Explains How He Shot His Action Classic Without a Script

‘The Killer’ at 30: John Woo Explains How He Shot His Action Classic Without a Script
John Woo’s “The Killer” is one of the most influential action films of the last three decades, and as its 30th anniversary approaches, he told a Los Angeles audience Thursday how he staged some of its unforgettable scenes with no script.

Secret Movie Club presented the film in 35mm at the Visa Theater, and started with a live Woo Q&a. Secret Movie Club programmer Craig Hammill started with a straightforward question for the director, whose Hollywood films include “Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible II.”

“You’re know for making some of the best action sequences of all time,” Hammill said. “Do you storyboard those sequences or do you come up with the shots once you’re on the set?”

Also Read: When Sacheen Littlefeather and Marlon Brando Fought John Wayne for the Soul of the Oscars

Woo’s response drew delighted laughter from the sold-out crowd.

“No, I’ve
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Police Story,’ Jarmusch, ‘Paris Is Burning’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

A particularly outstanding weekend for “See It Big! Action” includes Die Hard on Friday, Big Trouble in Little China and Face/Off on Saturday, and Police Story this Sunday.

A series showcasing Diana Ross runs this weekend.

A spotlight on Mexico’s queer scene is underway.

Metrograph

A Jim Jarmusch series continues.
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The Face of the Other: Close-Up on Małgorzata Szumowska’s "Mug"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Małgorzata Szumowska's Mug (2018), which is receiving an exclusive global online premiere on Mubi, is showing from May 28 – June 26, 2019 in Mubi's Viewfinder series.“But does he who loves someone on account of beauty really love that person? No; for the small-pox, which will kill beauty without killing the person, will cause him to love her no more.” A deeply humanistic conclusion regarding humanity rests in the discrepancy between one’s face and one’s personality, as French philosopher Blaise Pascal suggests, and cinema, most of all art forms, possesses the paradigm to represent and overcome it through empathy. Yet, in its tradition of swapping and changing character faces—which has a long cinema history, including The Face Behind the Mask, The Face of Another, Face/Off, and Phoenix—one film stands out with its poignant, yet light-hearted approach, colloquially calling itself Mug.
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Nicolas Cage On His ‘Super-8 Feeling’, The Oscar, & Those Cage Rage Memes [Transilvania]

This weekend saw the launch of the 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival which is taking place down here in Cluj in the northwestern area of Romania. The growing festival is now in its 18th year and this edition looks like it could be the biggest yet.

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Proceedings kicked off in style over the weekend with one of Hollywood’s biggest players in attendance, none other than Nicolas Cage, here to receive the Transilvania Trophy for Special Contribution to World Cinema, as well as introduce two of his films, his balletic 1997 action movie Face/Off, as well as last year’s bonkers-though-brilliant horror film, Mandy.

“[Television] has been excellent and it has really been a renaissance. I chose independent cinema and video on demand instead of long-form television,” Cage said.

“I was a little bit nervous about television because I like to be nimble, I like to move around. I didn
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Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling & Elena Anaya To Star In TV Remake Of Action Feature ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ For Svod Viaplay

Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling & Elena Anaya To Star In TV Remake Of Action Feature ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ For Svod Viaplay
Exclusive: Brendan Fraser is to star in The Professionals, a loose remake of the Christian Slater-fronted action movie Soldiers of Fortune for Scandinavian Svod service Viaplay.

The Mummy and Trust star is to front The Professionals, based on the Jeff Most-produced film, alongside Smallville’s Tom Welling, Wonder Woman’s Elena Anaya, John Wick 3’s Saïd Taghmaoui, Inglourious BasterdsKen Duken, Force Majeure’s Lisa Loven Kongsli and Das Boot’s August Wittgenstein.

The ten-part English-language series, which has just begun filming in South Africa and Ireland, was commissioned by Viaplay with German broadcaster Rtl II pre-buying the free-tv rights.

The Professionals is set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage in the 21st century’s privately-funded space race and follow Welling as a hardened former counterintelligence officer Captain Vincent Corbo. After their advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment, billionaire futurist Peter Swann, played by Fraser,
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John Travolta in Trading Paint Arrives on Blu-ray , DVD, and Digital May 21st

The gas-fueled drama, Trading Paint comes to Blu-ray (plus DVD & Digital), DVD, and Digital on May 21 from Lionsgate.

Start your engines as an action-packed racing movie speeds into your home when Trading Paint arrives on Blu-ray (plus DVD & Digital), DVD, and Digital May 21 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Starring Oscar® nominee John Travolta, Toby Sebastian, and Shania Twain, the action-sports movie will keep you enticed from the start all the way to the finish line. The Trading Paint Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99 and $19.98, respectively.Official Synopsis

When their winning streak begins to fail, legendary father and son racing duo Sam (John Travolta) and Cam (Toby Sebastian) have a falling-out. A rival racing giant takes advantage of this rift and offers Cam a lucrative opportunity racing for the adversary. Cam accepts and the gap between father and son grows even bigger.
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Former WWE Star Dean Ambrose Joins Cast Of Mma Movie ‘Cagefighter’ — Cannes

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Exclusive: Former WWE star Jonathan Good, aka Dean Ambrose, is joining the cast of Mma-themed action feature Cagefighter.

Currently in pre-production, the film tells the story of a lauded Mma champion who unexpectedly loses a heavily promoted match to a professional wrestling star making his crossover debut in the Mma fighting world. Humiliated by the defeat, he must fight his way back to the top and earn his place for a rematch.

Starring are real-life Mma fighter and actor Josh Herdman (Harry Potter) alongside Michael Jai White (Universal Soldier), Gina Gershon (Face/Off), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), and Jason Maza (Brotherhood). Mma stars set to feature include Anderson Silva, Georges St Pierre and Alexander Gustafsson.

Jesse Quinones (Calloused Hands) directs; producers are Lorianne Hall (Shoplifters of The World) with Trilight Entertainment’s Shayne Putzlocher (Dead Shack) and Anamorphic Media’s Sara Shaak (Cold Brook). Executive producer is former WWE star Jay “Christian” Reso.
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Somewhere over the Rainbow, bullets fly – Why Face/Off is the Best Action Movie of All Time

  • HeyUGuys
On June 27th 1997, John Woo, director of Hong Kong action classics such as Hard Boiled (1992) and A Better Tomorrow (1986), released his third Hollywood film, following the relative success of Van-Damme vehicle Hard Target (1993), and nuclear-weapon-nonsense, Broken Arrow (1996). It was called Face/Off, and featured the twin-handed heavyweights of Oscar winner-come-blockbuster action hero Nicolas Cage, and Vincent Vega comeback kid, John Travolta, in a high-concept thriller so ridiculously brilliant, that any subsequent serpents on planes, or Jason Statham dicky-ticker actioners, feel tame by comparison.

To celebrate its premiere this Friday, the 19th of April on the Sony Movie Channel UK we look back at the two-faced legendary action movie.

Time appears to have consigned Face/Off to the so-bad-its-good section of the VHS library, which is the kind of dastardly act that Caster Troy would approve of. However, contextualising it for the ground-breaking genre film that it was, is important in underlining
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​Alessandro Nivola: ​'It's been nice picking through my dad's experiences for the Sopranos film​'

The American actor on playing a rabbi, jet ski racing with Robert De Niro and exploring his Italian-American heritage

Alessandro Nivola was born in Boston in 1972. Graduating from Yale, he made his Broadway debut in 1995 opposite Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country. Two years later he played Nicholas Cage’s villainous younger brother in Face/Off, before decamping to Britain to star in a series of independent films including Love’s Labour’s Lost. Last year he played a London rabbi in Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience and, in the forthcoming Channel 4 adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s play Chimerica, he stars as a war photographer haunted by his image of a Tiananmen Square protester in 1989. Nivola lives in Brooklyn, New York, with Mortimer and their two children.

Where are you right now?

I’m in a car in Manhattan, going home from a rehearsal for the Sopranos prequel film [tt8110232 autoThe
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​Alessandro Nivola: ​'It's been nice picking through my dad's experiences for the Sopranos film​'

The American actor on playing a rabbi, jet ski racing with Robert De Niro and exploring his Italian-American heritage

Alessandro Nivola was born in Boston in 1972. Graduating from Yale, he made his Broadway debut in 1995 opposite Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country. Two years later he played Nicholas Cage’s villainous younger brother in Face/Off, before decamping to Britain to star in a series of independent films including Love’s Labour’s Lost. Last year he played a London rabbi in Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience and, in the forthcoming Channel 4 adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s play Chimerica, he stars as a war photographer haunted by his image of a Tiananmen Square protester in 1989. Nivola lives in Brooklyn, New York, with Mortimer and their two children.

Where are you right now?

I’m in a car in Manhattan, going home from a rehearsal for the Sopranos prequel film [tt8110232 autoThe
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Nicolas Cage Was Drunk When He Got Married And Did Not Know The Full ‘Extent Of Her Criminal History’

It seems the spark didn’t last long between Nicolas Cage and his brand new wife, Erika Koike. The 55-year-old “Face/Off” star filed for an annulment from Koike on Wednesday in Las Vegas, just four days after they tied the knot, according to court documents obtained by Et. The court record shows that Cage requested a divorce if an annulment is not possible.
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Trailer & Poster for Easter horror ‘Rottentail’

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Graphic novel Rottentail heads to the big screen with an adaptation by Brian Skiba and co-creator David C. Hayes. Starring Corin Nemec, William McNamara, Dominique Swain, Laurie Love, Gianni Capaldi and Byron Browne, Rottentail tells the bizarre tale of young Peter Cotton, who grew up in the town of Easter Falls and loves rabbits…

Peter’s Science project on rabbit breeding is ruined when the school bullies beat up, and actually kill, his rabbit. Years later, the kind but still shy Dr. Cotton works steadily and gently with his rabbits to cure human infertility. Unbeknownst to Peter, the military is perverting his work, developing fierce soldiers with strength far exceeding a human of their size, and with Peter’s fertility serum, the ability to breed in the field. Peter discovers the true nature of the experiment and attempts to stop it. But in an accident of poetic justice, a bite
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Blood Craft Trailer Wreaks Witches' Revenge

Tony Sokol Mar 8, 2019

Blood Craft trailer shows you don't get away from a witch's revenge just because you're dead.

Vertical Entertainment, which released the John Travolta starring gangster biopic Gotti, is taking a whack at witches in the occult vendetta film Blood Craft. They dropped the trailer in a fit of wrath. It is a revenge film with dark magic at the center.

Blood Craft was directed by horror genre specialist James Cullen Bressack. He co-wrote the screenplay with Madeleine Wade, who stars in the film as one of two witchcraft-practicing siblings. Her sister is played by Augie Duke. They want to take revenge on their father. The only problem is that he is already dead.

The film is currently enjoying a festivals run through March. “We can’t wait for audiences to discover this unique, thrilling and very Disturbing film," Bressack said in a statement. It will be available
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‘Blood Craft’: Vertical Entertainment Picks Up Horror Flick Starring Dominique Swain & ‘Twilight’s Michael Welch – Trailer

Exclusive: Vertical Entertainment has acquired Dominique Swain and Michael Welch-fronted feature Blood Craft and is set to release the witchcraft-centric horror film in the U.S. in April.

The company, which released John Travolta mob drama Gotti, is set to release the film, which is directed by Bethany filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, digitally on April 9 after a run at festivals through March.

You can watch the trailer above.

The film, which was previously known as Together, follows two sisters who suffered abuse as children at the hands of their sadistic father decide, after his death, to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back to get revenge. Madeleine Wade, who has starred in The Wolf of Wall Street and Westworld, and Red Oaks star Augie Duke play the sisters, while Face/Off star Swain and Welch, who starred in Twilight, also star.

Wade co-wrote the screenplay with Bressack and exec produces
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How realistic are Hollywood’s stunts?

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Have you ever wondered if it’s actually possible to survive a nuclear explosion by hiding in a fridge? If it’s really possible for an amputee to jump from a crane into a burning skyscraper? Or for a superspy to kitesurf to safety following an avalanche? The folks at Betway have!

In their quest for answers they’ve broken down some of Hollywood’s biggest and best stunts to determine whether or not they could happen in real life – with a little help from industry experts, including a pilot, stunt woman, plastic surgeon and ex-army officer!

The films included are:

Skyscraper (2018) Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Fast & Furious 7 (2015) Saw VII (2010) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Transporter 2 (2005) Bad Boys 2 (2003) Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) Die Another Day (2002) Face/Off (1997)

The guide below includes information about how each scene was filmed, to explain how the use of prosthetics,
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