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Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Feature Clip from The Walking Dead Season 8 Blu-ray and DVD

The "All Out War" of The Walking Dead Season 8 brought carnage to all of the communities and characters in the AMC series, and one of the most moving scenes of the entire season took place between Eric (Jordan Woods-Robinson) and Aaron (Ross Marquand). With Lionsgate releasing The Walking Dead Season 8 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital beginning August 21st, we've been provided with an exclusive bonus feature clip that goes behind the scenes of Eric and Aaron's emotional (and heart-wrenching) scene.

From the Press Release: Santa Monica, CA – Worlds collide as “All Out War” breaks out between the factions when AMC’s blockbuster hit series “The Walking Dead”: The Complete Eighth Season arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital August 21 from Lionsgate. The explosive eighth season bridges the stories between “The Walking Dead” and its spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” leading to a thrilling battle for freedom paved with casualties and tragedy.
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Guy Pearce Replaces Michael Sheen in Bloodshot as Shooting Begins

There's been a bit of a shake-up with Sony's Bloodshot movie. The Valiant Comics adaptation has been in the works for some time now and just recently kicked off production, as announced by star Vin Diesel on Instagram. Now, just as filming has gotten underway, one of the core cast members, Michael Sheen, has been forced to exit the project. He's set to be replaced by Guy Pearce, who entered the situation in a hurry as the studio was in need of a replacement rather quickly.

Michael Sheen, according to a new report, was forced to depart the project over scheduling conflicts. That left room for Sony to enter into negotiations with Guy Pearce, who is in talks to join the Bloodshot ensemble currently. Pearce is no stranger to comic book movies, having starred in Shane Black's Iron Man 3. He's also a well-regarded actor with years of experience under his belt,
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Review: Escape Plan 2 (2018)

Truth be told many people were not clamouring for a sequel to the 2013 prison break actioner Escape Plan, which is not the most memorable entry in its genre but was a tough throwback to the ‘80s and ‘90s and famed as the first full feature teaming (save for their brief scenes in The Expendables franchise) of action icons Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film was effective, boasted some great action, performances and a generous cast, so hopefully a sequel could at least offer some more fun right? Oh so wrong!

Schwarzenegger wisely sidesteps a sequel which bares a few worrying signs that all is not well, including the fact it was shot and then shelved, only attaining a home video release in the States and that a third film is already filmed and on the way! Escape Plan 2 is a sequel that tries and fails to go bigger and forgets to go better.
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Luc Besson on turning Rihanna into a 28th-century Cleopatra and being stood up by Prince

From The Fifth Element to Lucy, Besson’s gender-splicing sci-fi films have never played by Hollywood’s rules. Now he’s taking the biggest gamble of his career by sending Cara Delevingne into space in Valerian

No one needs a hit right now more than Luc Besson. His production company, EuropaCorp, recently posted record losses of $135m. He was ordered last year to pay nearly half a million dollars after being found guilty of plagiarising John Carpenter’s Escape from New York in his 2012 screenplay Lockout. And his new futuristic adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is the most expensive independent movie ever made, with a budget of around $200m. The film needs to crack at least $400m worldwide (like his Scarlett Johansson action fantasy Lucy) to push the company back into the black. Right now, that looks as far fetched as any of the film’s 28th-century intergalactic escapades.
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Showing Roots starring Maggie Grace Arrives on DVD June 20th

Return to the 1970s when the inspirational drama Showing Roots, starring Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba, arrives on DVD at Walmart on June 20 from Lionsgate.

Return to the 1970s when the inspirational drama Showing Roots arrives on DVD at Walmart on June 20 from Lionsgate. The film tells the story of two women who cross racial boundaries to form a friendship and fight against inequality in their small town. Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba lead an all-star cast that includes Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern, and Cicely Tyson.From director Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful), the Showing Roots DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

In 1977, as the miniseries “Roots” hits the airwaves, two women are inspired to try and integrate their small Southern town. In a place where there are still “right” and “wrong” sides of the tracks, these two young women — one white,
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Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 6th

Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace will be Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate June 6th

Witness the gripping story of two lives forever bound by tragedy when Aftermath arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Inspired by true events, Golden Globe®winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (1977, New Star of the Year – Actor, Stay Hungry) stars as a husband fearlessly seeking revenge on the air traffic controller responsible for his family’s death. The AftermathBlu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Roman’s (Schwarzenegger) life changes forever when he loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash. He attempts to move on from the tragedy but soon finds that he cannot face life without confronting Jake (Scoot McNairy), the air traffic controller responsible for the accident.

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger Expendables Franchise, Maggie, Terminator Franchise

Scoot McNairy 12 Years a Slave,
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Aftermath, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: first trailer

Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace star in Aftermath. Here’s the first trailer…

He’s currently on American TV screens as the host of Celebrity Apprentice, but Arnold Schwarzenegger has found time to fit in another movie too. He’s taken the lead in Aftermath, a film that co-stars Maggie Grace and Scott McNairy.

The movie is heading to cinemas in the Us and video on demand in early April, and it’s being released in UK cinemas on April 7th 2017 too.

Here, then, is the first trailer for the film, along with a synopsis. See what you make of this…

Here's the synopsis:

Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller’s (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
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First Aftermath Trailer Pushes Arnold Schwarzenegger To The Brink Of Madness

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been watching Celebrity Apprentice because its him… Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Get To The Choppah”!!! in Predator will forever go down as one those great iconic Hollywood one-liners. His role as a grieving father in the Zombie apocalypse film Maggie showed a different side to the one-time Governor of California.

Now comes his turn as a father and husband bent on vengeance.

In cinemas and On-Demand on April 7th, watch the new trailer for Aftermath.

Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Aftermath is inspired by the remarkable true story of the events that unfolded when a Russian passenger plane collided with a cargo plane over Germany in 2002. 71 people die.

Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller’s (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
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Aftermath Trailer Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Out for Revenge

Aftermath Trailer Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Out for Revenge
Worlds collide in the new trailer for Aftermath, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy (Our Brand Is Crisis, 12 Years A Slave) and Maggie Grace (The Taken Series, Lockout), alongside Martin Donovan. Catch the intense thriller, inspired by actual events, hitting theaters and on-demand April 7th! In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This new trailer for Aftermath debuted on YouTube today, teasing quite the unique story. Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter. We're choosing not to include any actual details about the true story the film is based on, since there will be some huge spoilers revealed if we did so.

The supporting cast is rounded out by Martin Donovan,
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‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer: Luc Besson Unleashes Another Epic Science-Fiction Saga

‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer: Luc Besson Unleashes Another Epic Science-Fiction Saga
Whatever you think about the films of Luc Besson, it’s hard not to admire their huge ambitions. From 12-year-old hit-woman thriller “Leon: The Professional” to science-fiction visions like “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy,” Besson has endless ideas that always have the potential to deliver big time. His next film, “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets,” certainly fits the bill, and it seems like it’s going to be his most blockbuster effort to date. The movie’s source material is the graphic novel series “Valerian and Laureline,” which has one of those grand space opera stories that seemed like a no brainer for a film adaptation.

Read More: Comic Con 2016: Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Footage Teases ‘Star Wars’-Level Ambition and ‘Fifth Element’ Fun

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star as government operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. According to the film’s official
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Snake Plissken's Escape from New York Countdown Watch Becomes a Reality

Snake Plissken's Escape from New York Countdown Watch Becomes a Reality
Director John Carpenter's 1981 thriller Escape From New York celebrated its 35th anniversary this summer, and this timeless classic continues to inspire audiences to this day. Die-hard fans will be pleased to learn that they'll be able to own their very own countdown watch as worn by Kurt Russell's Snake Plissken in this dark sci-fi adventure. This watch is becoming a reality through a crowd funding campaign by the Ridgewood Watch Company.

As of now, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $48,772 of its $200,000 goal, with 34 days left in the campaign. These watches aren't exactly cheap, with the Lifeclock One "Snake Edition" starting at $399 and the high-end Uspf costing $799. While these watches will certainly cost a pretty penny, you'll definitely get your money's worth, since the Lifeclock One is much more than just a countdown watch. Here's the official description of this watch, inspired by the John Carpenter film.

"In John Carpenter's famous masterpiece,
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Weekly Rushes. Garrel as Godard, Hand-Painted Kung Fu, Herzog's Internet, Shyamalan's Next

  • MUBI
NEWSThe news from Brazil these days is focused on the Olympics, but the country's film culture has just gone through a shuddering convulsion with massive cuts to the Brazilian Cinematheque that, after an uproar, have been withheld. Luc Besson, the French mega-producer and director, has been ordered to pay €465,000 in damages to John Carpenter, his co-writer and StudioCanal for plagiarism of Carpenter's Escape from New York in Besson's 2012 film Lockout.The complete Venice Film Festival 2016 lineup is out. What are we looking forward to most? Terrence Malick's IMAX documentary Voyage of Time, and new films by Lav Diaz (The Woman Who Left), Andrei Konchalovsky (Paradise), Ulrich Siedl (Safari), Amir Naderi (Monte) and Sergei Loznitsa (Austerlitz).Recommended VIEWINGDespite some bumps, we continue to be champions of M. Night Shyamalan. The trailer for his latest, Split, seems to be made in the same lower budget style that inspired his last—and excellent—thriller,
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John Carpenter Successfully Sues Luc Besson For Plagiarism

They say there is nothing new under the sun, but there is surely a difference between homage and plagiarism. That is the lesson dispensed this week by a Paris appeals court, which has ruled that Luc Besson, his EuropaCorp production company, and the co-writers/directors of the 2012 film Lockout (Stephen St. Leger and James Mather) plagiarized 1981’s Escape From New York.

This is the second ruling in the case. At the end of 2015, the court found in favour of Carpenter and his team, and awarded them $95,000. Carpenter’s camp had originally asked for $2.4 million. Besson’s team filed an appeal, however, and lost again. The result of this final ruling is that Luc Besson and his filmmaking associates must now pay over $500,000 to John Carpenter, his co-writer Nick Castle, and the production company StudioCanal.

Escape From New York is a fan favourite action adventure film starring Kurt Russell. It is
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Luc Besson ordered to pay John Carpenter for plagiarising Escape From New York

Simon Brew Aug 1, 2016

Luc Besson's Lockout project had too many similarities to John Carpenter's Escape From New York, a court rules...

Given how, er ‘similar’ some movie plotlines tend to be to others, we’re surprised this sort of story doesn’t come up more often. Just take a look, for instance, at how many movies ‘pay tribute’ to something like Death Wish.

Anyway: filmmaker Luc Besson – currently hard at work on Valerian – has now been ordered by a court in Paris to pay John Carpenter the best part of half a million dollars. The reason? Plagiarism. One of Besson's projects has been ruled to be far too close to one of Carpenter's.

The two films at the centre of this are Carpenter’s classic Escape From New York, and the fun space-based jaunt Lockout of a few years' back, that Besson co-wrote and produced.

A French appeals
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Luc Besson Found Guilty Of Plagiarising From John Carpenter

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A few years back, in the heady days of 2012, Luc Besson co-write, alongside directors Stephen S. Leger and James Mather, and took the executive producer role on Lock Out, a sci-fi actioner which saw Guy Pierce charged with rescuing the President’s daughter from a hi-tech space jail overrun by hardened criminals. Just looking at that brief synopsis, you may see what a lot of people saw, that it was Very similar to John Crapenter’s 1981 classic Escape from New York. One person who definitely thought so was Carpenter himself, who took Besson to court over the glaring similarities, and via Yahoo, we now have a verdict, with a Paris appeals court coming down in favour of Carpenter, ordering Besson to pay $500,000 after being found guilty of plagiarism. The basic premise of Lockout is indeed eerily similar to Escape from New York, and to a lesser extent it’s sequel Escape from L.A.,
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John Carpenter Wins Escape from New York Plagiarism Lawsuit Against Luc Besson

John Carpenter Wins Escape from New York Plagiarism Lawsuit Against Luc Besson
Do you remember the 2012 thriller Lockout from producer Luc Besson? While it may have slipped fairly quickly out of the public consciousness, John Carpenter certainly hasn't forgotten about it. And how could he? The movie has now been proven in court to be an almost exact replica of his 1981 cult classic Escape From New York, which introduced Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken.

Luc Besson has been ordered to pay John Carpenter half a million dollars after being found guilty of plagiarism, with the court ruling that Lockout directly ripped off the story in Escape From New York. Besson originally denied that his film was a copycat. In the original Escape From New York, New York's Manhattan Island has become a prison that houses the country's worst criminals. Snake is tasked with breaking in to save the president, whose plane has crashed within the borders of this massive walled off compound.
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Court Rules Luc Besson’s ‘Lockout’ Totally Ripped Off John Carpenter’s ‘Escape from New York’

Court Rules Luc Besson’s ‘Lockout’ Totally Ripped Off John Carpenter’s ‘Escape from New York’
When the sci-fi action flick Lockout arrived in theaters in 2012, many reviews pegged the film written by Luc Besson as a half-ass remake of John Carpenter‘s 1981 classic Escape from New York with the action transported to a space prison instead of a dark future. It appears critics weren’t the only ones annoyed with […]

The post Court Rules Luc Besson’s ‘Lockout’ Totally Ripped Off John Carpenter’s ‘Escape from New York’ appeared first on /Film.
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Newswire: Luc Besson is pretty much paying for John Carpenter’s retirement at this point

2012’s fun-but-dumb sci-fi caper Lockout is becoming an increasingly expensive movie for co-writer and producer Luc Besson, who was forced last year by a French court to pay director John Carpenter for ripping off Escape From New York with the plot of the Guy Pearce-starring film. Back then, the amounts levied against Besson’s EuropaCorp production company were relatively minor—80,000 euros in all, split between Carpenter, his co-writer Nick Castle, and the film’s rights holder—but the appeals process has caused the bill to steadily pile up.

According to Deadline, a judge ruled today that Besson and company now owe 450,000 euros—roughly $500,000—to Carpenter for the now-legally plagiarized film, which sees Guy Pearce play the “athletic, rebellious, and cynical hero” type that Carpenter apparently owns in perpetuity. That’s a lot of potential funding for the director’s ongoing, keyboard-heavy music tours ...
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Luc Besson found guilty of plagiarising John Carpenter's 'Escape from New York'

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Luc Besson found guilty of plagiarising John Carpenter's 'Escape from New York'
Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp production company are out $500,000 (or 450,000 euros) following a ruling in a French appeals court Friday that the writer/director had plagiarized John Carpenter's Escape from New York with his 2012 sci-fi actioner Lockout, Deadline reports. The judgment, which found that Lockout "massively borrowed key elements" from Carpenter's 1981 cult classic, came down after Besson appealed an initial court ruling that ordered he and the film's co-writers and directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather to pay Carpenter, screenwriter Nick Castle and Escape from New York rights-holder StudioCanal a measly $95,000 (or 85,000 euros). Whoops! Carpenter sought $3.3 million in his original suit, alleging Besson (who wrote Lockout's story and co-wrote the film's script in addition to producing the film) copied his 1981 hit and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. with its plot about a wrongly-convicted former CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is offered his freedom if he can successfully rescue the U.
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Luc Besson Must Pay More For Copying John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’

Luc Besson Must Pay More For Copying John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’
A Paris appeals court has ruled that Luc Besson must pay more than $500,000 (450,000 euros) in damages to John Carpenter and rights holder StudioCanal for plagiarizing Carpenter’s 1981 classic Escape From New York when he made the 2012 film Lockout. Agence France-Presse reported on the ruling today. This comes after Besson had appealed an original ruling in the case last fall that ordered Besson, his EuropaCorp production company and Besson’s Lockout co-writers/directors…
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