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Channing Tatum will star in and produce an adaptation of Craig Clevenger's novel The Contortionist's Handbook, which follows a foreigner who lives on a specific set of rules to avoid dealing with his past.

Tatum is definitely on the rise these days. After the success of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Dear John his drawing power has grown quite a bit. The young actor has The Eagle and Haywire due in early 2011.

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NEW YORK & BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- EPIX(TM) and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced an agreement through which Netflix members can instantly watch an array of new releases and library titles from EPIX streamed over the Internet from Netflix. Movies from the multi-year deal will begin streaming from Netflix on September 1 and include movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.

EPIX has subscription pay TV rights to new releases and movies from the libraries of its partners and will make these movies available to Netflix 90 days after their premium pay TV and subscription on demand debuts. Historically, the rights to distribute these films are pre-sold to pay TV for as long as nine years after their theatrical release.

For Netflix, the agreement is a significant step in building the company's streaming offer, adding many popular movie titles from some of the world's leading studios. It adds meaningfully to a growing library of movies and TV shows that can be watched instantly on TVs via a range of leading consumer electronic devices capable of streaming from Netflix and on computers.

For EPIX, the deal reflects the value of the EPIX platform which, from its start, has provided new rights and flexibility for the distribution of its movies. The agreement allows EPIX to continue the distribution of popular content on a variety of platforms and preserve the premium television, subscription on demand and online window reserved for cable, satellite and telco television partners.

"Adding EPIX to our growing library of streaming content, as the exclusive Internet-only distributor of this great content, marks the continued emergence of Netflix as a leader in entertainment delivered over the Web," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. "The EPIX deal is an example of the innovative ways in which we're partnering with major content providers to broaden the scope and freshness of choices available to our members to watch instantly over the Internet."

Mark Greenberg, president of EPIX, added: "Netflix is an incredibly popular service and we welcome them as our newest distribution partner. We are pleased to be able to continue our mission of bringing consumers the movies where they want to watch them, while satisfying the differing needs of cable, telco and satellite operators. This deal also underscores the tremendous value of our offerings in the marketplace."

 

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group ("Regal" or the "Company") (NYSE: RGC), announced today that it plans to offer $275 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2018 (the "Notes"). The Company anticipates that the offering will close on or around August 16, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use all of the net proceeds of the offering (i) to redeem all of Regal Cinemas' outstanding 9.375% senior subordinated notes due 2012, (ii) to repurchase or repay all of the Company's outstanding 6.25% convertible senior notes due 2011, (iii) to pay fees and expenses related to this offering, and (iv) for general corporate purposes, which may include the redemption, repayment or repurchase of other indebtedness.

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CULVER CITY, CALIF. -- The knock-out movie of the summer, The Karate Kid, arrives on DVD, Blu-rayTM and a Blu-ray Combo Pack (which will have 3 ways to watch the movie - on Blu-ray, DVD & digital copy - a great value!) October 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The action-packed, feel-good family film about how perseverance leads to triumph features rising star Jaden Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Day the Earth Stood Still), martial arts legend Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon) and Taraji P. Henson (2008, Best Supporting Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

The box-office hit (over $170MM gross) is directed by Harald Zwart (Pink Panther 2, Agent Cody Banks) with a screenplay by Christopher Murphey. Powerhouse producer Jerry Weintraub (The Karate Kid 1984, Oceans 11, 12, 13), returns to the franchise, producing with Will Smith (Seven Pounds, Hancock), Jada Pinkett Smith (TV's "Hawthorne," The Secret Life of Bees), James Lassiter (Seven Pounds, Hancock) and Ken Stovitz. Dany Wolf (The Nanny Diaries, Junebug), Susan Ekins (Oceans 11, 12, 13) and Han San Ping (Kung Fu Hero, Go Lala Go!) were the executive producers.

The Karate Kid DVD and Blu-ray are filled with special features. The DVD includes behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film Just For Kicks, Chinese lessons, as well as the music video for the film's hit song, "Never Say Never," in which Smith sings with teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. The Blu-ray contains exclusive bonus features which include an alternate ending where fans can watch Jackie Chan fight, Production Diaries hosted by Jackie Chan and an interactive map of China which shows all of the amazing locations the movie was shot in. The Blu-ray DiscTM also contains movieIQTM+sync, a new and immersive BD-Live movie watching experience that uses a connected real-time movie database. With a movieIQ enabled Blu-ray Disc and an Internet connected Blu-ray player, movie fans can dive into continuously updated information on the cast and crew while exploring relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information, all tied to scenes within the movie. Additionally, movieIQ+sync gives viewers the full movieIQ experience on their computer or iPhone by linking to the Blu-ray disc.

The Karate Kid will be available for $28.96 SRP for the DVD, $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $38.96 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.
Synopsis:
12 year old Dre Parker (Smith) could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Henson) latest career move has landed them in Beijing, China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying the feeling is mutual but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. Without any friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn until he meets maintenance man Mr. Han (Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

The Karate Kid DVD:
• Feature Film
• Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
• Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid
• Music Video: Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never," Featuring Jaden Smith

THE KARATE KID Blu-ray Combo Pack:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc):
• Feature Film
• Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
• Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid
• Music Video: Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never," Featuring Jaden Smith
• Alternate Ending : Watch Jackie Chan Fight!
• Interactive Feature: On Location: The Karate Kid Interactive Map of China
• Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
• Production Diaries Hosted by Jackie Chan
• Music Video: Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never," Featuring Jaden Smith
• movieIQ+syncTM
• PS3 Wallpaper Theme
• Digital copy of the film for the PSP®

Disc 2 (DVD)*:
• Feature Film
• Digital copy of the film for the PC, Mac or iPod

*The DVD contained in the Combo Pack contains no special features.
*The Single Disc Blu-ray is loaded with all bonus features included on the Blu-ray in the Combo Pack, excluding the digital copy of the film.

 

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