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Signature Entertainment has unveiled a new clip from the World War II thriller The Exception, which is based on the international bestseller The Kaiser’s Last Kiss and features a cast that includes Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser’s maids.
- Gary Collinson
Stars: Caroline Munro, David Hasslehoff, Christopher Plummer, Marjoe Gortner, Robert Tessier, Joe Spinell, Nadia Cassini, Judd Hamilton, Hamilton Camp | Written by Luigi Cozzi, Nat Wachsberger | Directed by Lewis Coates (aka Luigi Cozzi)
The entire galaxy is in peril and infamous space-smuggler Stella Star, the greatest star pilot ever to command a vessel, is its only hope. The evil Count Zartharn from the League of the Dark Worlds has constructed a weapon of unlimited power capable of destroying anything in its path. Our heroine Stella Star and her loyal crew must navigate the darkest corners of the solar system to find the Count’s hideout and bring his reign of terror to an end.
The success of George Lucas’ Star Wars in 1977 led to a myriad of clones and quick cash-ins, the most famous (or infamous) of which was Starcrash. A heady mix of Barbarella, Star Wars and even the films of Ray Harryhausen, »
- Phil Wheat
"I'm the author here!" Bleecker Street Media recently released the first official trailer for a holiday drama titled The Man Who Invented Christmas, about the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of the character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens stars as Dickens, and Christopher Plummer plays Scrooge, in this tale that mixes reality and imagination to tell us the story of how Dickens created this characters that would "forever change the holiday season into the celebration we know today." The full cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, and Justin Edwards. This reminds me of the other film Goodbye Christopher Robin, about an author and his creation, but this one seems much more dark and fantastical. Have a look. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Bharat Nalluri's The Man Who Invented Christmas, on YouTube: The Man Who Invented Christmas »
- Alex Billington
Redemption can be a hard ticket to punch, in real life let alone on film. An arc has to be convincing in a short space of time and make us believe our protagonist’s journey. Thanks to a brilliant performance by Karen Black and a meticulously unfurled plot, The Pyx (1973) offers sorrow and resolution in a gripping package.
Released in September by Cinepix Film Properties in our home and native land, Canada, and by Cinerama Releasing Corporation in the States the following month, The Pyx used Canadian shelter funds not to tell an exploitive tale, but rather a somber character study dressed up as a neo-noir with an occult twist. Not an easy sell to be sure, but does it really matter? At the end of the day, The Pyx is another noble attempt to infuse the genre with unusual strands regardless of the box office receipts. (I mean, my »
- Scott Drebit
The first poster and trailer have debuted for the upcoming biographical drama The Man Who Invented Christmas. Directed by Bharat Nalluri, the film explores how Charles Dickens penned his literary classic A Christmas Carol and stars Dan Stevens as the legendary author and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge; take a look below…
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
The Man Who Invented Christmas is set for release on November 22nd. »
- Amie Cranswick
Christmas has come early, at least for some folks who like what they see in the first trailer for The Man Who Invented Christmas. However, despite the fact that Bleecker Street rolled out Christopher Plummer (who plays Scrooge in this film and turns 88 this December) to smooth over any resistance to this trailer, there will be those who say "Humbug" to this take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." I'm ... weirdly in the middle of this divide. On the coal side of things, this movie has a terrible title that's likely to both piss people off and … »
- Dave Trumbore
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In the pic, the Beauty and the Beast star plays the acclaimed author who, amidst a bout of writer's block, blended real-life inspirations with his imagination to create his classic holiday story A Christmas Carol in 1843. The tale introduced readers to Ebenezer Scrooge (portrayed in the film by Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and many other beloved characters, and the trailer previews how they were created in Dickens' mind.
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- Ashley Lee
Dan Stevens might have handed in the keys to the Beast's castle, but that doesn't mean he's done bringing some of literature's most nostalgic stories to life. The Beauty and the Beast actor stars in The Man Who Invented Christmas, a charming look at how Charles Dickens first got the idea for his iconic A Christmas Carol back in 1843. Don't expect some stuffy biopic, though - the beloved tale truly comes to life when Christopher Plummer pops up as Ebenezer Scrooge. Check out the trailer above, and catch it when it hits theaters on Nov. 22! »
- Quinn Keaney
Bleecker Street has served up the first official trailer to the upcoming Charles Dickens biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas, with Legion star Dan Stevens as a young Dickens, Christopher Plummer as the cold-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge, and Jonathan Pryce as Dickens’ father. Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) directed the pic, from a screenplay by Susan Coyne (Mozart In The Jungle) based on Les Standiford's book that recounts how the famous author created his… »
Dan Stevens has been everywhere this year, from Hollywood blockbusters like “Beauty and the Beast” to indies such as “The Ticket” and acclaimed television dramas like FX’s “Legion.” The English actor’s banner year wouldn’t be complete with at least one fall project, and so we have “The Man Who Invented Christmas” set for release this November.
Stevens stars as famed author Charles Dickens in the story of the six weeks in which he brought “A Christmas Carol” to life. Dickens was coming off of three poorly received novels at the time, and every major publisher rejected his pitch for a Christmas-themed tale. The author needed a hit to make ends meat for his family and revive his career, and little did he know a miracle was in store.
- Zack Sharf
Antiquarian typewriter collector Martin Howard over brunch in the garden of Narcissa, next door to the Standard Hotel, joined me for a conversation on California Typewriter, Doug Nichol's documentary featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Jeremy Mayer, Pulitzer Prize winners David McCullough and Sam Shepard, and a reenactment of Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams' Royal Road Test execution. Martin is the glue of the film as we are taken on an historical journey for his search to purchase a Sholes & Glidden typewriter.
The Wrong Box (John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore), Royal Flash (Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed), Waterloo (Rod Steiger, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Sony has released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming animated adventure The Star. The film tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of animals and features a voice cast that includes Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Chenowith, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Keegan-Michael Key, Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Zachary Levi, Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Iglesias,and Aidy Bryant; check it out below along with the first poster…
In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, »
- Amie Cranswick
Nick Aldwinckle Sep 4, 2017
Our latest round-up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays...
So: with season two of Stranger Things fast approaching, a remake of Stephen King’s It set to mildly trouble a whole new generation and, erm, the on-going threat of nuclear armageddon, it seems everything eighties is 'in' at the moment. And, you know what? That surely must include Dennis Quaid, right? Well, maybe not, unless you count this year’s canine reincarnation/multiple hound-homicide horror A Dog’s Purpose, which we don’t in these parts. Anyway, Quaid’s back in Blu-ray form with the recent repackaging of his 1984 quirky fantasy thriller Dreamscape.
Nicely sandwiched between the release of Jaws 3-D and Enemy Mine, surely two of the most Quaidessential (sorry) films of the decade, Dreamscape sees our hero take on the mantle of a cheaper Harrison Ford, burdened with psychic powers that he must use »
Foresight Unlimited handles international sales on action-thriller set to begin filming in France end of this year.
The Devil's Brigade centres on the true story of Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, who is requested by the Us military to help turn the tide of events against the Germans in Italy.
In organising a team of Sicilian Cosa Nostra to work with the Americans, he almost single-handedly drives the Germans out of the southern region of Italy, and returns to America as a decorated hero. Moshe Diamant will produce.
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The Exception is based on the popular novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss and revolves around a German officer and an unlikely romance he encounters in Nazi-occupied Holland. It currently enjoys a four out of five-star rating at Amazon.
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Todd Robinson is directing the movie from his own script. Production has been wrapped in Atlanta and is moving to Thailand where the younger cast members will spend a week in boot camp to prepare for battle while studying the recently shot footage of their older counterparts.
Previously announced cast includes Ser’Darius Blain, William Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, Amy Madigan, Christopher Plummer, John Savage, Bradley Whitford and Michael Imperioli. Foresight Unlimited is the production company and producers are Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson, and Shaun Sanghani.
Stan portrays a Pentagon investigator who reluctantly teams with veterans of the 1966 Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, »
- Dave McNary
Jeremy Irvine, Ethan Russell, Zach Roerig and Cody Walker round out the cast of Todd Robinson’s Vietnam War pic The Last Full Measure from Foresight Unlimited. They join the ensemble led by Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Amy Madigan, John Savage and Bradley Whitford. Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, the pic follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman as he battles the political machine in… »
Foresight Unlimited represents international sales on Vietnam War-related drama.
Production has wrapped in Atlanta and relocates to Thailand where the young cast will go through boot camp in preparation for the action sequences.
The new additions join lead Sebastian Stan as a Pentagon investigator working on the case of a Medal Of Honor candidate to be played by Irvine (pictured) who served many years earlier as a pararescue officer in the Vietnam War.
Previously announced cast includes Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, Amy Madigan, Bradley Whitford, James Jagger, John Savage, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache, LisaGay Hamilton, Robert Pine, and Alison Sudol.
“As The Last Full Measure moves into the Vietnam battle stage of »
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“My goal with Hinterland — starting with The Long Dark — has always been to create original entertainment properties that could span multiple mediums, exploiting the storytelling potential of each form,” said Raphael van Lierop, founder and creative director at Hinterland. “Partnering with Jeremy on this project is the first step in achieving that vision of true cross-platform storytelling in the world of The Long Dark.”
“I first reached out to Raphael, as a fan of The Long Dark,” added Bolt. “I was immediately taken by the game’s stunningly immersive landscapes, eerily solitary and realistic nature; it is an existential tale of moral, emotional and physical endurance with strong characters to build on; it is also a mystery. It »
- Gary Collinson
Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exceptionfollows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon Burke, The Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Now you can own the The Exception Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering »
- Tom Stockman
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