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Vox How Tom Holland's dance training makes him a fresh Spider-Man
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- NATHANIEL R
So far, Supergirl has done a fine job when it comes to adapting a wide array of villains from comics to screen, sometimes feeling like a live action answer to Superman: The Animated Series. And while some baddies to exist within this universe are seemingly being introduced for the first time (Bizarro, Parasite, Metallo and Mr. Mxyzptlk immediately come to mind), there are some major players who have obviously been left to Kara’s Boy Scout of a cousin.
One such example is that of Zod, whom we saw appear in the season 2 finale as a hallucination of Clark’s. As it turns out, this was more so a nod to all this version of the Man of Steel has gone through, and it sounds like we shouldn’t expect Mark Gibbon to reprise the role anytime soon.
Here’s what Andrew Kreisberg had to say on that front, according »
- Eric Joseph
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical John Wick: Chapter 2 (action sequel; Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne; rated R) The Lego Batman Movie (animated; voices: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes; available now to coincide with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release; rated PG) 3 Generations (comedy-drama; Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning; rated PG-13) Frantz (drama; Paula Beer, Pierre Niney; rated PG-13) Bitter Harvest (action-drama; Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper; rated R) Tickling...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Based on true historical events during Stalin’s 1930s campaign against Soviet Ukraine, Bitter Harvestis the powerful story of love, war, and survival, arriving on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD June 13th from Lionsgate. This action-filled epic follows a young artist as he battles famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love and free his country. Starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, and Academy Award® nominee Terence Stamp (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Billy Budd, 1962). Written and directed by George Mendeluk (TV’s “Highlander: The Raven,” “Night Heat”), the Bitter Harvest DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Set during one of the most overlooked and tragic periods of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s policies of »
- Tom Stockman
“It’s a bit of a fun surprise,” Kreisberg tells TVLine of Zod’s first appearance. “He doesn’t have a lot of screen time, so I can’t say our interpretation is as nuanced as either [Superman/II‘s] Terence Stamp or [Man of Steel‘s] Michael Shannon, but we did »
By clicking on this article, you waive all rights to be upset over the spoiler news Bleeding Cool is reporting will occur in the third season of Supergirl. And it's pretty big. Supergirl has been the first DC show from Greg Berlanti that actually used major characters from the DC Universe. The other shows have utilized lesser know characters but to great affect, giving those characters more exposure to casual audiences.
In season 2 of Supergirl, Superman appeared. While it turned out to be a guest appearance, the arrival of Superman on the show was well received by fans. Season 3 will see the appearance of one of Superman's most notorious villains. That character?
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- Tim Jousma
It looks like Melissa Benoist’s Girl of Steel is set to kneel before Zod, with Bleeding Cool reporting that Canadian actor Mark Gibbon is currently shooting scenes as the Kryptonian warlord in Supergirl.
Gibbon has plenty of previous experience with comic book roles, having appeared in the likes of Man of Steel, Arrow and Smallville, along with voice roles in the Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, X-Men: Evolution and Spider-Man Unlimited animated series.
- Gary Collinson
Musician Benjamin Wallfisch is redefining the way audiences hear the sounds and feelings of movie music.
His recent scores are Desert Dancer, Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness, Lights Out as well as upcoming films Annabelle 2 and Bitter Harvest, so understandably it’s been a busy time over the past few years for the British film composer.
Recently Wallfisch spoke about the elements of composing and the opportunity to tell stories through his music.
Coming from a family of musicians, and classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Wallfisch says it was a happy accident that he discovered the sounds that have been instrumental when composing scores. “I’d spend hours examining this fascinating sound and would experiment with it, while exploring other avenues as I was learning the craft and creating electronic sounds.” What sustained him through his years of schooling and training was his love of storytelling. »
- Michelle McCue
Joseph Baxter Mar 3, 2017
The original X-Men movie had some potentially very different casting, as one of its writers reveals...
With Logan out in cinemas now, showcasing what will apparently be Hugh Jackman’s final outing in his 17-year cinematic run as Wolverine, some are understandably nostalgic about the legendary tenure. In a recent interview, screenwriter David Hayter – a key component of Fox's early X-Men movie franchise – discusses some casting prospects that the original production considered in director Bryan Singer’s genre-defining 2000 original film.
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Speaking with THR, Hayter looks back on the days of the X-Men film's gestation.
Hayter, a name video game connoisseurs will recognise as the perennial voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, wrote the screenplay to 2000’s X-Men, based on a story collaboration with Singer and Tom DeSanto, later tackling sequel X2: X-Men United and Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. »
Author: Stefan Pape
Such was the extent that Stalin covered up the Holodomor, you can’t be blamed for having not heard of it – despite the fact it’s rumoured that around seven million people were killed of starvation in Ukraine, back in 1932.
Since being uncovered properly in the 1990s, few filmmakers have tackled these devastating set of events – but now it’s what sets the precedence for period drama Bitter Harvest, and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the film’s leading duo to discuss the project, and how important it was they shot this film on location.
“In the crew there were people whose grandparents and parents had either survived or not survived the Holodomor it’s a thing that still affects generations today,” Samantha Barks explained. “So to have that in front of your face, people’s stories, you couldn’t ask for more, it »
- Stefan Pape
Set in 1930s Ukraine, George Mendeluk’s historical drama “Bitter Harvest” follows the story of young lovers Yuri (Max Irons) and Natalka (Samantha Barks), who fall victims to Stalin’s genocidal policies.
Yuri, a very talented young artist, will do anything — including enduring famine, imprisonment and torture — to save his childhood sweetheart from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that killed millions of Ukrainians. What follows is a wrenching love story with some startling real world implications.
“Bitter Harvest” was filmed on location in Ukraine. Mendeluk co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Bachynsky-Hoover, based on Bachynsky-Hoover’s original story. Bachynsky-Hoover also serves as one of the executive producers of the film. The cast also includes Gary Oliver in the role Staling, Barry Pepper as Yaroslav, Tamer Hassan as Sergei, and Terence Stamp as Ivan.
“Bitter Harvest” will be »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Author: Stefan Pape
The Holodomor was a man-made famine that existed in Ukraine in 1932, and lasted over a year. In that time up to seven million people were murdered, dying from starvation. Yet how much do you know about this barbaric catastrophe, if at all? It’s somehow managed to be mostly untold in cinema, nor at schools for that matter, and so much lies on the shoulders of George Mendeluk, in one of the very first English language productions to cast an eye over this horrific set of events. Yet after watching this underwhelming production, it’s hard not to wish for another version.
Yuri (Max Irons) is raised in a respectable family, son of Yaroslav (Barry Pepper) and grandson of the celebrated war hero Ivan (Terence Stamp), and he falls for childhood friend Natalka (Samantha Barks), wanting nothing more than to marry the love of his life, and »
- Stefan Pape
This Friday sees the UK release of the romantic drama Bitter Harvest, a powerful story of love, honour and rebellion amid the brutal backdrop of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against the Ukraine during the 1930s.
Directed by George Mendeluk (Deck the Halls), Bitter Harvest sees Max Irons (The White Queen) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) leading the cast as the two young lovers at the centre of the epic story, that also includes Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), Tamer Hassan (The Double) and Terence Stamp (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). Take a look at the synopsis and trailer below…
As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, »
- Amie Cranswick
Terence Stamp has joined the cast of the odyssey adventure Viking Destiny in the role of Odin for sales agent Film Mode Entertainment, Misfits Entertainment, Fatal Black Film and Six Mile Hill. Production is set to begin in April in Northern Ireland.Yonatan Nir’s My Hero Brother has won the Audience Choice Award and Best Documentary Award at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Rajko Grlic’s The Constitution »
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The adventure film, which was written and will be directed by David L.G. Hughes, will explore the lives and legendary crusades of Scandinavian explorers. It centers on a young Norse girl, the rightful heir to the Viking kingdom, who is banished after she's framed for the murder of her father, the king. She travels the world with Odin to build up the army she needs to reclaim the throne.
"I wrote the part of Odin with Terence Stamp’s photo on my desktop as inspiration," »
- Rebecca Ford
Ahead of its UK release next month, Arrow Films has unveiled a trailer for writer-director George Mendeluk’s romantic drama Bitter Harvest, which stars Max Irons and Samantha Barks as two lovers fighting for survival in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s.
Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honour, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Jon Lyus
At the beginning of December we were delighted to debut the first poster for George Mendeluk’s Bitter Harvest. Today we have a fine follow up for you, the first look at the stirring first trailer for the film. Co-written by Mendeluk with Richard Bachynsky-Hoover from on his original story, the film stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan and Terence Stamp.
The new trailer portrays the awful reality of Stalin’s horrific collectivisation during the 1930s, otherwise known Holodomor (a translation of the Ukrainian phrase ‘execution by hunger’). The central love story between Max Irons and Samantha Barks gives an emotional grounding to the unthinkable torment endured during that period. The two sides are drawn well in the trailer, and Mendeluk’s direction looks to capture the terror and passion so important to telling this story.
Arrow Films are releasing the film here in »
- Jon Lyus
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