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Soundtracking: Coyote Ugly

by Chris Feil

Few modern soundtracks distill the essence of a film as wonderfully as Coyote Ugly. In the vein of Flashdance and its ilk, the film follows a creative young woman as she navigates a world of male objectification. It takes its name from the famous bar featuring hot chicks serving booze to cheering men and plops Piper Perabo’s heroine Violet in that environment as she chases her songwriting dreams. But instead of the Hooters brand of male-defined sexuality that immediately comes to mind, this bar finds the women in power of their male audience. The musical world of Coyote Ugly revels as much in the girl power as it operates around (and subverts) male gaze, thanks especially to a few great originals by LeAnn Rimes.
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Filming begins on Penny Dreadful spinoff City of Angels, first look image released

Back in November it was announced that Showtime and creator John Logan are returning to the world of Penny Dreadful for the spinoff series / “spiritual descendant” Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and now the network has announced that production is officially underway with the release of a first-look image featuring stars Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane.

Welcome to Los Angeles, 1938.

Production on #PennyDreadful: City of Angels has officially begun. #Showtime #Dreadfuls pic.twitter.com/wn9XI2vcCJ

— Showtime (@Showtime) August 27, 2019

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels takes place in Los Angeles in 1938 and follows Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) as he finds himself investigating a grisly murder which sets in motion a story that delves into the rich history of the city.

Also featuring in the cast alongside Zovatto and Lane are Natalie Dormer, Rory Kinnear, Piper Perabo, Thomas Kretschman, Ethan Peck, Kerry Bishé, Johnathan Nieves, Jessica Garza, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis,
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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Morgan Freeman, Rocci Williams, Piper Perabo, Michael Landes | Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh | Directed by Ric Roman Waugh

Angel Has Fallen is the third and presumably final film in the trilogy of secret service agent Mike Banning, played by Gerard Butler, which began in 2013 with Olympus Has Fallen, followed up with London Has Fallen in 2016. Viewers find Mike Banning on the run from his own country after he is set up by an unknown international terrorist organisation, after an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, played this time around by Morgan Freeman, does not go to plan.

If it all sounds quite familiar, you would be right. However, there is a slight difference in this specific tale we have all been blessed with. Yes, the narrative is a somewhat exact retelling of the previous two installments,
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Angel has Fallen World Premiere Interviews

  • HeyUGuys
HeyUGuys attended the world premiere in Los Angeles for Angel Has Fallen. In the third movie of the very successful Fallen franchise, Gerard Butler plays the falsely accused Mike Banning and runs like a fugitive from accusations of attempted murder of the nation’s leader. Mike has become the fallen guardian angel of President Trumbull, played by the iconic Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh and also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Huston, Lance Reddick, Piper Perabo, Tim Blake Nelson and Nick Nolte. DaniElle DeLaite spoke to the cast about how this movie allows us to get up close to Mike Banning’s character as a tormented soul as well as an action hero, what it was like to work with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, filming those intense action scenes and what audiences can expect from this action packed rollercoaster of a movie! Angel Has Fallen
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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Rises to No. 1 With $21 Million Debut

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Rises to No. 1 With $21 Million Debut
Angel Has Fallen,” the third chapter in Lionsgate and Millenium’s action franchise starring Gerard Butler, had a stronger opening weekend than expected, collecting $21.25 million during its first three days of release.

Those ticket sales were enough to top domestic box office charts, bumping last weekend’s champ, Universal’s comedy “Good Boys,” to second place. Starring Jacob Tremblay, “Good Boys” generated $11.75 million in its sophomore outing, boosting its domestic total to $41.4 million.

Angel Has Fallen” nearly matched the $21.6 million debut of its predecessor, 2016’s “London Has Fallen.” The first film, 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” kicked off with $30.4 million.

“We wanted to give enough distance from the big summer tentpole films,” Lionsgate’s president of domestic distribution David Spitz said of the movie’s late August release. “We had the opportunity, and the movie really delivered.”

Opening weekend crowds were virtually split across gender lines (51% male), while almost 60% of moviegoers
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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Heads for $20 Million Opening Weekend

  • Variety
Lionsgate and Millennium’s “Angel Has Fallen” is performing above expectations, taking in $7.9 million in Friday’s domestic ticket sales as it heads to a projected $20 million opening weekend.

Early estimates originally placed the third installment of the “Fallen” series within the $12 million to $16 million range, but a solid 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and some strong star power from leads Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler appear to be bolstering its box office appearance.

Previous iterations within the franchise performed similarly, with 2016’s “London Has Fallen” opening to $21.6 million and 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” nabbing a higher $30 million.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, “Angel Has Fallen” follows secret service agent Mike Banning (Butler) who is falsely accused of an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Freeman). Also starring are Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo and Nick Nolte.

Far behind “Angel Has Fallen” is Universal’s comedy hit “Good Boys,
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‘Angel Has Fallen’ to Dominate Modest Box Office With $20 Million Weekend

  • Variety
‘Angel Has Fallen’ to Dominate Modest Box Office With $20 Million Weekend
Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are leading the way at the North American box office with “Angel Has Fallen” on its way to about $20 million, early estimates showed Friday.

Should forecasts hold, “Angel Has Fallen” will take in about double the next title, Universal’s second weekend of raunchy comedy “Good Boys” with about $10 million. “Good Boys,” which appears to have broken the recent comedy slump at multiplexes, will wind up the weekend with more than $40 million in its first 10 days.

A quartet of titles will be battling for third place in the $7 million to $9 million range with the opening of Sony-Affirm’s faith-based “Overcomer” as the early leader, followed by Disney’s sixth weekend of “The Lion King” as it heads to $510 million, Universal’s fourth frame of “Hobbs & Shaw” and Fox Searchlight’s launch of horror-comedy “Ready or Not.”

Should projections hold, “Angel Has Fallen” will put
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Movie Review – Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Angel Has Fallen, 2019.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Mark Arnold, and Frederick Schmidt.

Synopsis:

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

After surviving two huge terrorist attacks, Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning returns to the big screen in Angel Has Fallen, the second sequel to Olympus Has Fallen that slightly changes up the premise to offer something different to audiences. It’s an entertaining enough action film that tries to emphasize its characters and the struggles they deal with, but ultimately doesn’t live up to its potential due to its predictable plot and somewhat confusing action sequences.

In the third outing of the franchise,
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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night
Action movie “Angel Has Fallen” has soared to $1.5 million at 2,600 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

Christian drama “Overcomer” took in $775,000 during Thursday night previews at 1,563 locations.

Angel Has Fallen” has been tracking for a debut in the $12 million to $16 million range and will expand to 3,286 sites on Friday. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, and Nick Nolte in the third installment of the Millennium-Lionsgate action franchise.

The opening weekend for “Angel” will be well below 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” ($30 million) and 2016’s “London Has Fallen” ($21.6 million). Butler returns as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who has to clear his named after being framed for an attack on U.S. president Allan Trumbull, who was the Speaker of the House in “Olympus” and the Vice President in “London.”

Fox Searchlight’s horror movie “Ready or Not” scared up a
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Gerard Butler’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Rises to $1.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

Gerard Butler’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Rises to $1.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
Angel Has Fallen,” the action sequel starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, earned $1.5 million at the box office Thursday from preview screenings at 2,600 locations. It opens on 3,286 screens this weekend.

Lionsgate is releasing “Angel Has Fallen” following up from the success of both “Olympus Has Fallen” in 2013 and “London Has Fallen” in 2016. It’s the widest release this weekend as the summer comes to a close, with Fox Searchlight’s horror and thriller “Ready or Not” having already opened on Wednesday.

The studio is projecting “Angel” to open in the low to mid teen range this weekend, with independent trackers estimating approximately $13 million. For a comparison, “London Has Fallen” earned only $850,000 in its debut opposite a then record-setting weekend for Disney’s “Zootopia,” but it ultimately raked in a $21.6 million opening. The original “Olympus Has Fallen” opened to $30.3 million and grossed $170.2 million worldwide.

Also Read: 'Angel Has Fallen'
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Angel Has Fallen – Review

As the start of school snatches away a good chunk of the moviegoers, the Summer blockbuster annual carnival is rolling up their cinema canvas midway. The superheroes have sent their spandex to the dry cleaners, that really, really “fast and furious” duo have put their super-charged vehicles in storage, and those raunchy R-rated comedies are circling the Red Boxes. Ah, but one guy’s not ready to leave the multiplex and make room for the award contenders. Why, it’s that growling, “movie macho” triple-alpha male Gerard Butler in his own “franchise” role. Or perhaps this is more of a trilogy (or “hat-trick” or triple play for you sports geeks). Let’s follow the “domino” line of the series. In 2013 Olympus Has Fallen, three years later London Has Fallen, and now Angel Has Fallen (“…and they can’t get up”…well with Gb on the job…).

This new installment begins
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Movie Review – Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Angel Has Fallen, 2019.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Mark Arnold, and Frederick Schmidt.

Synopsis:

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Here’s a drinking game for you: take a shot for every explosion in Angel Has Fallen. This third entry in a line of throwback brainless action movies built around the gimmick of saving the president almost plays more like a fireworks display than a film, with entire sequences dedicated to racking up the body count boasting bomb after bomb going off. This element is taken so far over-the-top, that during a set-piece inside of a forest with generic henchmen closing in from all angles, a
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Angel Has Fallen Review

The Has Fallen trilogy is the only trilogy to have a different studio produce each installment. That should give you a clue as to how the latest one will turn out. The studios didn’t want it. We didn’t want it. So why why was this smarmy thriller even made?

The answer is money. For those of you who pay to see deep voices rattle off shallow dialogue, as well as watch macho men do macho things, than this is the series for you. For the rest of us, however, most of it’s pretty dumb. The problem is that the franchise has passed its expiration date without adding different ingredients to spice things up.

Olympus Has Fallen was Die Hard in the White House. London Has Fallen was Die Hard in London. And Angel Has Fallen is Die Hard in West Virginia. As you can see, it’s repetitive.
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Angel Has Fallen Review #2: Non-Stop Explosive Action Overshadows Any Shortcomings

  • MovieWeb
Angel Has Fallen Review #2: Non-Stop Explosive Action Overshadows Any Shortcomings
Angel Has Fallen is utterly predictable and nonsensical, but loaded with explosive action scenes. The third installment in the Fallen franchise overcomes a weak plot with late summer heroics. Gerard Butler shoots, stabs, and pummels his way out of an obvious betrayal. The heavyweight supporting cast of Morgan Freeman and Nick Nolte provides gravitas and humor when needed. Angel Has Fallen won't win any screenplay awards, but certainly delivers the action goods.

Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) has begun to show signs of wear and tear. He's popping pills for chronic pain, suffering from insomnia, and near crippling migraines. He hides his condition from his loving wife (Piper Perabo) and daughter. President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) wants his trusted bodyguard to be the next director of the agency. Banning's best friend (Danny Huston) is proud of his promotion, and asks him to put in a good word for his contracting business.
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Friday Man says its Hollywood calling this week

Your friend from the movies is back with the list of attractions this week. A horror, an animation, a classic and an action, the slate is full of choices but only from Hollywood. Yes, Its Hollywood calling this week as Bollywood decides to take a cool relaxing breath this week.

Crawl

A disaster horror directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. The movie stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father, who along with their dog are hunted by alligators after becoming trapped in their home during a Category 5 hurricane.

Major Highlights :?A disaster horror from Alexandre Aja ? the man behind The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008), Piranha 3D (2010), and Horns (2013).

Yomeddine

The 2018 Egyptian drama film directed by Abu Bakr Shawky based on friendship relations was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Fran?ois Chalais Prize.
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Angel Has Fallen Review

Gerard Butler shoots and fights his way out of a frame-up in the overly familiar Angel Has Fallen.

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“We’re lions,” says Wade Jennings (Danny Huston) to his friend Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) during the surprisingly reflective first act of Angel Has Fallen. We’ve met Banning before in the two previous installments of this series, Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), while Jennings is a new addition to the cast we're meant to instantly be invested in. Apparently he and Banning served together in Iraq before the latter became a longstanding Secret Service agent (Jennings runs a private military contracting firm). Both men are getting older and neither is quite ready to accept that they may no longer be physically or mentally equipped for battle. But Banning also isn't ready to settle into the desk job that's being offered to him as Director of the Secret Service.
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Angel Has Fallen Review: A Late Summer Action Surprise

Angel Has Fallen Review: A Late Summer Action Surprise
It's been a brutal summer for many franchises. Be it critically, commercially, and in many cases both, quite a few of the popcorn flicks that were meant to deliver the goods simply couldn't hang in summer 2019. As we enter the final weeks of the season, we're treated to one final franchise entry in the form of Angel Has Fallen, which follows Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, with Gerard Butler returning as Secret Service agent Mike Banning. As third entries in mid-level action franchises go, it's something of a nice little late summer surprise.

In Angel Has Fallen Secret Service agent Mike Banning is arrested after an assassination attempt on President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) is pinned on him. Banning manages to escape custody, but he's then locked in a game of cat and mouse with the FBI and the Secret Service as the most wanted man in the nation.
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Gerard Butler on Morgan Freeman’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Stunts: ‘I Was Running That Guy All Over the Place’

  • Variety
Gerard Butler on Morgan Freeman’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Stunts: ‘I Was Running That Guy All Over the Place’
After making more than $370 million at the worldwide box office with “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen,” Gerard Butler ups the ante with the latest film in the franchise, “Angel Has Fallen.”

“We wanted to find a way to take it in a different direction. It became a much more personal movie involving family and a man who’s struggling with everything he’s been through in the earlier movies,” he told Variety on the red carpet at Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre on Tuesday night.

The action star, who plays Secret Service agent Mike Banning, celebrated the launch of the series’ latest installment with Morgan Freeman, whose character Benjamin Asher has been upgraded to U.S. President. When Banning is falsely accused of plotting an assassination attempt on Asher, both the good and bad guys hunt him down in a “Fugitive”-style twist.

“He’s on the run.
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Mike Banning is an extension of Gerard Butler: Producer Les Weldon

Angel Has Fallen witnesses Banning (Gerard Butler) on the verge of becoming the head of the Secret Service when an assassination attempt nearly kills President Trumbull and implicates Mike as the man responsible.?

Desperate to uncover the truth, he turns to some unlike allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.

Producer Les Weldon, who has been with the Fallen series from the start, loves that as Banning is put under crushing pressure, it gives Gerard Butler more room to dive deep. Weldon united with fellow producers Butler, Alan Siegel, Matt O?Toole, John Thompson and Yariv Lerner for this installment.?

All were excited to see Butler bring a darker, harder edge to the beloved character while showing a new vulnerability?and keeping all the fun intact.

?From the beginning, Mike Banning has been almost an extension of Gerry. They?
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In “Angel Has Fallen,” Gerard Butler Again Tries To Save A President

When Olympus Has Fallen was released back in 2013, I don’t think anyone assumed it was the start of a franchise. Meant more as a quick way to beat White House Down to theaters (that was the year Hollywood decided that attacks on The White House were the trend to drill down on), it managed to outgross its more polished competitor. Hence, a series was launched. London Has Fallen raised the stakes, and now this week, Angel Has Fallen concludes the story. An improvement over the first two, largely awful outings, this is still a rather mediocre action movie. There’s some fun to be had, but not nearly enough to warrant a recommendation. Taking place after London Has Fallen, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) now protects a new President in Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), formerly the Vice President. Struggling with insomnia and physical issues after all of
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