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"I will not be intimidated." Liberty has debuted two new trailers for the indie WWII drama Walking with the Enemy, directed by Mark Schmidt, starring an international cast including Sir Ben Kingsley looking like a fine chap, all right, plus Jonas Armstrong (Book of Blood, Edge of Tomorrow), Hannah Tointon (The Children, The Body, The Lost Future), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Wells and William Hope (Captain America, Dark Shadows). The film is set mostly in Hungary, and looks surprisingly powerful and epic, despite the indie feeling to it. Two new trailers join the original trailer a few months ago. This looks like it might be worth seeing, but it doesn't have many good reviews yet. Take a look. Here's the latest trailer (#3) for Mark Schmidt's Walking with the Enemy, in high def from Apple: Here's the other new trailer (#2) for Mark Schmidt's Walking with the Enemy, »
- Alex Billington
From Liberty Studios comes the brand new trailer for their upcoming film, Walking With The Enemy. Inspired by a true story, this powerful new film of love, courage and sacrifice, stars Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Ben Kingsley.
Set in Hungary during the final months of World War ll, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by stealing a Nazi uniform to pose as an officer.
Filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to reroute his family and other Jews to safety by disrupting the activities of the German occupiers.
Check out the brand new site, http://www.walkingwiththeenemy.com/, where you can view clips and other assets, read what critics are saying about the film, learn about the film’s contribution to the Wounded Warrior project and much more.
Watch composer Timothy Williams conduct his score for the film.
- Michelle McCue
So he.s keen to bang the promotional drum for the dramatised saga of WWII cameraman Damien Parer, whose work almost cost him the woman he loved.
.It.s a very romantic movie, a nice change from my movies which usually show people getting blown up,. said Grierson, whose first feature was Kokoda, the story of Australian soldiers stranded in the Papua New Guinea jungle in 1942, which screens on SBS1 on Saturday night.
The director credits the ABC with giving him, producer Andrew Wiseman, screenwriter Alison Nisselle and DoP Mark Wareham a lot of creative freedom on the $4.5 million production, a generous budget for a telemovie. Matt Le Nevez plays Parer with Adelaide Clemens as the woman he loved, »
- Don Groves
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Crime doesn't pay. As Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Baron Greenback will attest, you can have all the hidden lairs, ruthless henchmen and tanks full of piranhas in the world, but you'll get your comeuppance in the end. Still, as Jaguar seems to be claiming, at least you can drive a shiny moll-magnet while working your nefarious schemes. As sales pitches go, having Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston sing the praises of British supervillains and their expensive motors makes a change from the usual mix of soft tops, soft rock and soft porn. But would you buy a flash car from these men? Strong utilised the persuasive power of a red-hot poker in The Long Firm, »
- Martin Horsfield
“Walking With the Enemy,” which is not rated and opens on April 25, 2014, also stars Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon, Charles Hubbell, Burn Gorman, Shane Taylor and William Hope from writer and director Mark Schmidt and writer Kenny Golde. The film is inspired by a true story.
To win your free “Walking With the Enemy” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Robert Downey Jr.. Heath Ledger. Tom Hiddleston. Patrick Stewart. Ben Kingsley. Tom Hardy. Ian McKellen. What do all these fine folk have in common? Why, they’ve all played insanely memorable and brilliant executed comic book characters in major film adaptations, of course. And memorable is the key word of the day, because what’s the point in agreeing to take on a comic book character if you aren’t going to inject your performance with a bit of oomph? Not to mention the fact that “comic book character” kind of implies a sense of heightened reality: bigger is better.
But tell that to the following actors, all who seemed to miss the memo about “having fun” when they agreed to play some of the most iconic and best loved comic book characters of all-time on the big screen, and somehow managed – instead – to have us yawning in the aisles. »
For a lot of people, the best and most exciting part of any comic book movie are the villains. And why not? Unlike the heroes, villains aren’t bound by rules, morals or obligation – they do whatever they want, when then they want to do it. And aside from usually being gifted with awesome abilities like super intelligence or super strength, comic book villains are almost aways of the eccentric kind. Whereas heroes have to play into the light, presenting themselves in a serious or stoic manner, a villain gets to play into the shadows: weird, quirky or just batsh*t crazy.
Since the early 2000s, cinema has gifted us with an elite smörgåsbord of brilliantly-realised villains, all of whom have been played memorably by a variety of talented actors: from Heath Ledger to Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey to Michael Shannon, these performers have relished the chance to »
Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00
In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.
Liberty Studios has given ComingSoon.net an exclusive clip from their upcoming WWII drama Walking with the Enemy , directed by Mark Schmidt and starring Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon, Ben Kingsley, Simon Kunz, Simon Dutton and more. Based on a true story, Armstrong plays Elek Cohen, a young man living in Hungary during the Nazi occupation at the end of World War II who steals a Nazi uniform in order to pose as an officer. In the clip below, you can see Cohen in a restaurant interacting with another Nazi officer who is raving about the luxurious Nazi "resorts" where his fellow Jews, neighbors and family alike, are being sent, putting him in a sticky situation. Walking with the Enemy opens in select cities on Friday, April 25. »
“Jonathan and I have been talking about this project for three years… I love his work, that’s what initially drew me to this project,” Scarlett Johansson said about “Under The Skin” in a new featurette by A24. It’s easy to see why Johansson is so enamored with director Jonathan Glazer. He directed “Sexy Beast,” which made for one of Ben Kingsley’s best performances ever, he also helmed “Birth” which certainly ranks up there with some of Nicole Kidman’s best, plus it introduced most of us to the amazingness of composer Alexandre Desplat. And perhaps it was a leap of faith considering how much the picture is about the abstract, the unsaid and the mysteriousness of otherworldly beings, but Johansson’s instinct paid off: Glazer’s latest, “Under The Skin” is easily one of the best movies of the year. A haunting, unnerving piece of work about »
- Edward Davis
Working Title Films’ Theory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.
Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).
The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.
Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »
- Michelle McCue
On the face of it, David Letterman and Stephen Colbert don't seem to have that much in common. Perpetually cranky and never much of a people person, Letterman grew up in the Midwest with dreams of getting into broadcasting or comedy, maybe as a standup. A vocal Catholic with an ebullient personality, Colbert was raised in the South, thinking that perhaps he'd become a dramatic actor until he realized that getting laughs was more fun. Letterman has made his name being his lovably ornery self. Colbert has made his playing »
Chicago – The buzz for the new film, “Under the Skin,” is tremendous, both for Scarlett Johansson’s performance and the amount of symbolic and real exposure for the actress. Director Jonathan Glazer (“Sexy Beast,” “Birth”) has fashioned a metaphoric gem based on a novel by Michel Faber, about an alien visitor.
The British-born Glazer is known for meaningful films, that work on multiple layers. He began his career fashioning stylish TV commercials and music videos. His directorial debut was the unforgettable “Sexy Beast,” starring Ben Kingsley in an otherworldly performance. In 2004, he directed Nicole Williams and Lauren Bacall in the strange but lovely “Birth.” His third effort is “Under the Skin,” and he composes a symbolic journey for Scarlett Johansson, as an alien who adopts a seductive outer layer, only to begin to understand what it all means.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
If you're a Marvel fan, it's not unlikely that you're also a Joss Whedon fan, and vice-versa. After all, Joss Whedon was influenced by Marvel comics, they have storytelling styles in common, and they even overlap (The Avengers and Marvel's Agents of Shield onscreen, plus Astonishing X-Men and Runaways in comics). If you're a fan of one but not familiar with the other, why not check the other out? (Not to be confused with the Avengers character The Other, played by Whedonverse veteran Alexis Denisof.)
In any case, this comparison of the recent Marvel films Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2 (and the TV show Marvel's Agents of Shield) with Joss Whedon's first show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will try to avoid any major spoilers (though there's one for Captain America 2, which will be clearly marked), so feel free to keep reading.
Post-Avengers, all of the »
Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on “Pirates,” the problem-plagued, big-budget adventure comedy that remains the greatest critical and commercial failure of his career. With his casting director, Dominique Besnehard, he planned to attend a Paris drag cabaret in search of a female impersonator to play a role in the film. Besnehard asked if he could bring along a young French model who had recently filmed a small part in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Detective” but claimed to have no interest in an acting career. Polanski instantly replied, “Bring her.” The model turned out to be Seigner.
“That was the best casting of his entire career,” Polanski says with a laugh. “It’s funny that I »
- Scott Foundas
Feature Rob Leane 10 Apr 2014 - 06:11
From Trevor Slattery to the Winter Soldier, Rob looks at one of the Marvel universe’s most curious traits...
This article contains spoilers for every McU movie up to and including Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Since Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, Marvel Studios has gradually built worldwide box office dominance, developing a sprawling superpowered franchise which every other studio wants to emulate. It isn’t without its curiosities and questionable decisions, though.
While Iron Man’s villain Obadiah Stane was revealed rather late in the film, he was a decent enough adversary for an origin story, and he pushed an early-in-his-superhero-career Tony Stark to his limits. In the same year, General Ross was a clear and deadly villain for The Incredible Hulk film, even though Tim Roth’s Abomination did all the heavy lifting.
Similarly, Tom Hiddlestone’s debut »
Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters, people who caught the Marvel sequel already are looking forward to the next few films in their cinematic universe. After all, the first credits scene (yes, there's two) teases a couple new characters in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so that's pretty exciting. But after our heroes assemble for another battle to save the world, we have Phase Three kicking off with Ant-Man from director Edgar Wright in the same year. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas are leading the film as two different versions of the hero, and Deadline reports Matt Gerald will play a bad guy. Read on! You may not recognize that name, but Gerald (who can also be seen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Avatar, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Escape Plan) recently appeared in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, which focused on Ben Kingsley »
- Ethan Anderton
Marvel is keeping its next villain all in the family.
After starring in the Marvel One-Shot "All Hail the King" alongside Ben Kingsley, actor Matt Gerald is set to join "Ant-Man" as an unidentified antagonist. It's unclear if he'll reprise his "King" role of White Power Dave; Deadline reports he'll play simply "one of the bad guys."
Gerald's previous, non-Marvel credits include roles as tough guys in films including "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Avatar," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Escape Plan." He'll next be seen in the thriller "Solace," which stars Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
Along with Gerald, "Ant-Man"'s eclectic cast includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Envangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson. The flick is directed by Edgar Wright, from a script by Wright and Joe Cornish.
"Ant-Man" is set to debut July 17, 2015.
[h/t Slash Film]
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images »
- Katie Roberts
As an inmate of Seagate Prison, Gerald’s character butted heads with Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin wannabe, Trevor. This could potentially link to Ant-Man as Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) did spend some time behind bars in the comic books before being paroled for good behaviour.
This leads us to wonder whether we’ll perhaps see Lang come to blows with Dave while serving his sentence or whether they both escape when The Ten Rings broke out Trevor. It’s all connected, and it’s thing type of thing which really distinguishes Marvel!
Of course, Gerald’s role in All Hail the King was a minor one, so there’s always the possibility that »
- Josh Wilding
Deadline just learned that Matt Gerald (Avatar, GI Joe: Retaliation, "Dexter") has just the cast of Marvel's upcoming "Ant-Man," which will begin shooting next month in Atlanta. It's not mentioned which role Gerald will play, except that he'll be one of the bad guys. But the actor is already established in the Marvel cinematic universe as White Power Dave, the character he played opposite Ben Kingsley in Marvel's "All Hail the King" short film. "Ant-Man" will be directed by Edgar Wright and stars Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd. It's set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. Matt Gerald in "All Hail the King": Click here to read more about "Ant-Man." »
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