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6 items from 2016


Roland Emmerich Planning Battle of the Midway Movie

4 May 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roland Emmerich has unveiled plans for a movie about 1942’s Battle of the Midway.

The producer-director made the announcement Tuesday night prior to a 20th anniversary screening on the Fox lot of his 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day.” Emmerich’s sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence,” will open June 24.

The four-day battle took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and saw the U.S. Navy decisively defeat an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. U.S. codebreakers were able to determine the time and place of the planned attack, enabling the U.S. Navy to prepare its own ambush.

“At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” Emmerich told the crowd. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great »

- Dave McNary

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Julia

29 April 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

One of the best-remembered dramas of the '70s gives us controversial actresses, a lavish production and a story by the even more controversial Lillian Hellman. Director Fred Zinnemann makes it into a suspenseful, deeply affecting experience. Julia Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1977 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / Ship Date April 12, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook, Meryl Streep, Rosemary Murphy, Dora Doll, Elisabeth Mortensen, John Glover, Lisa Pelikan, Susan Jones, Cathleen Nesbitt, Maurice Denham. Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Film Editor Walter Murch Original Music Georges Delerue Written by Alvin Sargent based on the story by Lillian Hellman Produced by Richard Roth Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Fred Zinnemann was a cinema activist from way back, a filmmaker of uncompromising convictions. His most frequent theme is anti-fascism, although he began with a very Soviet-styled pro-union film in Mexico, Redes. »

- Glenn Erickson

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'All the President's Men': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Watergate Classic

8 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When "Spotlight" won Best Picture in February, many observers recalled the Academy Awards race of four decades ago, when Watergate saga "All the President's Men" was a top contender.

Both movies made heroes out of the dogged reporters who had uncovered earth-shaking scandals, and both films made the often tedious process of journalism into gripping drama without distorting it much. Indeed, until "Spotlight" came along, "All the President's Men" had been considered the best movie ever made about journalism throughout the 40 years since its release, on April 9, 1976.

Today, "All the President's Men" is remembered as one of the last landmark movies of Hollywood's 1970s renaissance, and a highlight in the careers of stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, here are ten things you probably didn't know about "Atpm."

1. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were still busy investigating Watergate when Robert Redford »

- Gary Susman

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Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles & Ray Liotta in Trailer for 'Blackway'

5 April 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You don't have to go with us. Once you do, there's no turning back..." Enderby Entertainment & Gotham Group have debuted the trailer for a thriller called Blackway, about a grotesquely crooked cop played by Ray Liotta - perfect casting for this role, that's for sure. He steps over the line one last time, assaulting a woman who then takes a small crew to confront him head on. Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles co-star, with a cast including Alexander Ludwig, Lochlyn Munro and Hal Holbrook. This is one of those films where you can't believe it has this cast, with that many reputable names, yet looks so awful. Even the score is terribly cheesy. No really, this just looks straight-to-cable awful. I am sorry this isn't any better than it is. Here's the first official trailer for Daniel Alfredson's Blackway, found on YouTube: A woman returns to her hometown in »

- Alex Billington

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Watch the first trailer for Go With Me starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles

18 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has debuted for the upcoming action-thriller Go with Me. Based on the novel of the same name by Castle Freeman Jr., the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook. Check it out here…

An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord.

Go with Me is set for release on April 22nd in the States.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Trailer For 'Go With Me' With Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles & Ray Liotta, Directed By Daniel Alfredson

16 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Daniel Alfredson's claim to fame involves directing the second and third installments of the Swedish "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" trilogy. But his forays into English language filmmaking haven't fared so well. His last outing was the tepid "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken," which was followed by "Go With Me," which premiered last September at the Venice Film Festival to a lukewarm response. Read More: Interview: David Fincher Talks Violence, Unpleasant Revenge & The Odd, Perverse Relationship That Drew Him To The 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr, and starring Julia Stiles, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook, the story follows a young woman who is assaulted and stalked by local logging town thug Blackway. She refuses to leave town, and a posse of sorts comes together to take on Blackway. The resulting movie isn't so hot —Jessica Kiang calls it "dully shot, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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