Launching today (February 27th 2018) FilmStruck is a new premium movie streaming service expertly curated by film lovers for film lovers.
FilmStruck offers a broad and diverse collection of cinema’s most iconic and ground-breaking films, from genres such as mainstream, cult, independent, art house, classic and documentary film as well as the best of British and foreign cinema. The service draws primarily on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection, as well as other global and local content partners.
The UK is the joint venture’s initial launch market in what is planned as a multi-market roll out over the next two years. The service will launch in the UK first as FilmStruck Curzon, in collaboration with the iconic independent cinema brand
For film aficionados and enthusiasts alike, FilmStruck’s on demand service features a highly accessible and regularly refreshed selection of critically acclaimed films from across the decades, unlocking the stories that captivated audiences upon their release and which continue to resonate today. The service has a carefully curated Themed area, selected by film experts, to optimise discover-ability and introduce ‘new’ titles to curious audiences.
AVAILABLE TO WATCH ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE
FilmStruck will add new content each month allowing subscribers to instantly stream legendary releases as varied as Christian Bale’s explosive American Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s all-time classic North by Northwest, or the cult phenomenon Little Shop of Horrors. Subscribers will discover powerful performances and celebrated movies from the rich libraries of International content partners Warner Bros. (Magnolia (1999); Mystic River (2003); My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Criterion Collection; Diabolique (1996), Tampopo (1985); Black Orpheus (1959). They will also find era-defining titles supplied by UK Content partners Curzon Artificial Eye Library; Archipelego (2010); Wuthering Heights (2011) Funny Games (2009), Park Circus (Richard III (1955) and Kew
Media Group; Lady Vengeance (2005).
IN THE THEMED AREA, OUR FILM EXPERTS HAVE CURATED DISCERNING
COLLECTIONS OF FILMS TO ALLOW SUBSCRIBERS TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER ‘NEW’
The Criterion Collection theme will feature, Criterion Editions and Criterion mini-documentaries and the specially branded Curzon area, curated in collaboration with Curzon Cinema, including access to titles from the Curzon Artificial Eye film library.
Other Themes include past BAFTA & Oscar ® winners, Directors collections such as Ingmar Bergman plus Rock Stars on Film, Cult Picks of the Month and popular genres such as Film Noir, Sci-Fi and Horror to name just a few. Film fans can also deepen their cinematic knowledge by accessing FilmStruck’s exclusive bonus material which includes; cast interviews, hosted intros and original artwork. There’s something for everyone.
PLATFORMS AT LAUNCH WILL INCLUDE AMAZON FIRE TV, WEB, IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES, AS WELL AS APPLE TV, WITH MORE DEVICES TO BE ADDED. USERS CAN SIGN UP AT WWW.FILMSTRUCK.COM TO EXPLORE THE NEW SERVICE WITH AN INTRODUCTORY 14 DAY FREE TRIAL
SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN TWO TIERS:
MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION – £5.99 PER MONTH
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION – £59.00 PER YEAR – RECEIVE 2 MONTHS FREE
Filmstruck’s UK service is the first in what is planned as a multi-market international roll out. Additional territories are planned to follow later this year with film catalogues localised for each country.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx Join Untitled Netflix Sci-Fi
Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are boarding Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie which long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing off Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay.
The pic’s storyline is being kept under wraps.
Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman, who has been behind such productions as the Oscar-nominated Children of Men, and Zack Snyder’s reboot of Dawn of The Dead, has a strong, on-going relationship with Netflix that goes back to the streaming service’s second original series Hemlock Grove. He also conceived and packaged Narcos for Netflix on which he serves as writer, show-runner and EP.
Unkeless recently produced the three-time Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney; the latter winning an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Unkeless’ film First Match, which he produced for Netflix, won the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year.
Ray Oscar best actor winner Foxx is currently shooting the courtroom drama, Just Mercy opposite Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson for director Destin Cretton. Foxx can next be seen in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood on Nov. 21 and his Fox show Beat Shazam, which he serves as EP and hosts, was recently renewed for a third season. Gordon-Levitt can next be seen in the airline hijacking thriller, 7500 from Patrick Vollarth. Gordon-Levitt is a two-Golden Globe nominee in the comedy/musical lead actor category for 50/50 and (500) Days of Summer.
Birds Of Prey: WB Considers Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, More For All-Female Superhero Team
Despite ostensibly being six years into their DC Comics shared universe experiment, Warner Bros. still seem to be trying to get things figured out, with more films supposedly in the works than most independent studios’ next decade of plans. To date, we know of Aquaman, Shazam, Wonder Woman 1984, Man of Steel 2, Supergirl, The Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash: Flashpoint, and Birds of Prey.
Now, news is trickling through that Birds of Prey is at least making some serious headway, with Warner Bros. compiling shortlists for casting the film’s key roles.
Even though she’s supposedly a villain, we know that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will reprise her role as a member of the film’s titular all-female super-team, and the characters she’ll be joined by are set to be Helena Bertenelli / Huntress, Dinah Lance / Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain (presumably in her role as the vigilante Orphan, as opposed to the role of Batgirl that she has played in the comics – Warner Bros. have made clear that the Barbara Gordon incarnation of Batgirl will be getting her own film later down the line, despite the fact the character has traditionally been a mainstay of the team), as they take on the villainous Black Mask.
On the shortlist for the Huntress – mob boss daughter turned crossbow-wielding superhero – are Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers).
For the sonic-powered siren Black Canary, Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell are both up for the part. Lady Gaga was reportedly offered the role, but turned it down.
Finally, Gotham City detective, and ally to Commissioner Gordon, Renee Montoya will reportedly be portrayed by either One Day at a Time’s Justina Machado or Vida’s Roberta Colindrez.
No decisions have been made surrounding the potential casting of Cassandra Cain or the film’s antagonist Black Mask as of yet, but more news is expected shortly as roles begin to fill up.
Birds of Prey will be directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), and has a script from Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). No release date has yet been set.
Chris Hemsworth Shares First Look At Men In Black Reboot
When the original Men in Black hit way back in 1997, it was like an adrenal shot to the blockbuster scene, deftly balancing humour, science-fiction, and action set-pieces. However, neither of the film’s two sequels managed to manage to capture audience’s hearts in quite the same manner, so now Sony Pictures has endeavoured to reboot the franchise with a brand new cast.
Chief amongst that cast are Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. Yesterday, Hemsworth himself even posted a picture of the two on set to his social media. Check it out below.
The Untitled Men in Black will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Fast and Furious 8), and will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani. It is eyeing a 14th of June, 2019 release date.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx Join Untitled Netflix Sci-Fi
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