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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Reteam for Ridley Scott's THE LAST DUEL
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will once again star together in the revenge thriller "The Last Duel" based on Eric Jager's book "The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France". The film will be directed by Ridley Scott from a script by Nicole Holofcener ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), Damon and Affleck.

The story focuses on the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in France, a so-called "trial by combat", that took place on December 29, 1386 between Norman knight Jean de Carrouges and the squire Jacques Le Gris, after the former accused the latter, his former friend, of raping his wife. The king of France allowed their dispute to be resolved in what was to be the last legally ordered judicial combat in Paris.

Scott and Damon also worked together on the sci-fi drama "The Martian". Damon and Affleck won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for writing "Good Will Hunting", which they also starred in. The two have also appeared together in "School Ties" (1992), "Glory Daze" (1995), "Chasing Amy" (1997), "Dogma" (1999), "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), "The Third Wheel" (2002), and "Jersey Girl" (2004). They are set to make another appearance in Kevin Smith's upcoming comedy sequel "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot".

Ridley Scott has plenty of projects set for the near future, including an "Alien" prequel and a "Gladiator" sequel, as well as the war drama "Battle of Britain", and the action thriller "Queen & Country" starring Sylvia Hoeks. Damon will also star in Tom McCarthy's drama "Stillwater", and can be seen this year in the biopic "Ford v Ferrari" opposite Christian Bale. Affleck is set to star in Universal's wilderness drama "I Am Still Alive".







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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The Mr. Rogers biopic "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" starring Tom Hanks as beloved children's television host Fred Rogers. Directed by Marielle Heller ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), the film is inspired by Esquire journalist Tom Junod's profile article on Mister Rogers.
  • The coming-of-age drama "The Goldfinch" based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Finn Wolfhard, Aneurin Barnard, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson and Sarah Paulson. The film is directed by "Brooklyn" helmer John Crowley.
  • The upcoming HBO/Sky historical miniseries "Catherine the Great" directed by Philip Martin ("The Crown") from a script by Nigel Williams ("Elizabeth I", "The Name of the Rose"). The cast includes Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear and Richard Roxburgh.
  • The slow-burning dystopian drama "Light of My Life" written, directed by, and starring Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea"). The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival to mostly positive reviews.
  • Japanese auteur Takashi Miike's 103rd film, the yakuza thriller "First Love".
  • The gritty action thriller "A Score to Settle" starring Nicolas Cage. Directed by Shawn Ku ("Beautiful Boy"), the film also stars Benjamin Bratt, Noah Le Gros, Ian Tracey and Nicole Munoz.

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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"Rosie" is a drama directed by Paddy Breathnach ("Shrooms") from a script by BAFTA-winner Roddy Doyle ("The Commitments"). The film tells the story of a mother (Sarah Greene) trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Moe Dunford, Natalia Kostrzewa, Ellie O'Halloran, Ruby Dunne and Daragh McKenzie.

"Rosie" premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and opened in theaters on October 12, 2018 in Ireland. The film received a limited release in North American theaters on July 19th.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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"Pure" is a Canadian crime drama series created by Michael Amo ("The Listener"). The show follows Noah Funk (Ryan Robbins), a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of drug traffickers by working undercover within an organized crime network. The cast also includes A.J. Buckley, Peter Outerbridge, Alex Paxton-Beesley and Rosie Perez.

"Pure" premiered on January 9, 2017 on CBC, and was picked up by Hulu, and then by WGN America in the U.S. The series was not initially renewed for a second season, but a new six-episode season was eventually ordered after the show was picked up by Super Channel. Season 2 premiered on May 29, 2019 on WGN America.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

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Nowhere Prophet Game Logo
Video Game Description: Prepare your decks and go on a pilgrimage through the wasteland! Nowhere Prophet is a unique single-player card game. Travel across randomly generated maps and lead your followers in deep tactical combat. Discover new cards and build your deck as you explore this strange, broken world.

Genre: Strategy, Turn-Based, Card Battle

Publisher: No More Robots

Developer: Sharkbomb Studios

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: The place: World War II Burma. The mission: Drive a fatal wedge between an enemy linkup. The troops: the 5307th Composite Unit, led by Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill (Jeff Chandler) and manned by Stock (Ty Hardin), Chowhound (Will Hutchins), Kolowicz (Claude Akins) and other young dogfaces who, after a few weeks of basic training, have the fate of the world loaded on their backs. Director Samuel Fuller, whose later The Big Red One is a benchmark work about GIs in World War II's European theater, turned to the war in the Pacific for Merrill's Marauders. Few movie makers capture life among the grunts as well as Fuller. He brings you up close and personal to the intense, gritty heroics of our World War II combat veterans.


Find out more about this DVD/Blu-ray release after the jump.

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Product Description: From visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by a compassionate doctor (Christoph Waltz) who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.


Find out more about this DVD/Blu-ray release after the jump.

Composer:
Photek

Total Time:
36:21

Label:
Lakeshore Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, Apple

Release Date
July 19, 2019

Find more about the soundtrack (previews, track list) after the jump.

Composer:
Various Artists

Total Time:
55:30

Label:
ABKCO

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, Apple

Release Date
July 19, 2019

Find more about the soundtrack (previews, track list) after the jump.

Artist:
Beyoncé

Genre:
R&B
Hip-Hop

Total Time:
54:09

Record Label:
Parkwood

Purchasing Links:
MP3, Apple

Release Date
July 19, 2019

Find out more about this album release after the jump.