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Director: Julian Jarrold
Running Time: 97 minutes
8th May 1945 – the Second World War is declared as won. The public take to the streets to celebrate, with both the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret allowed out to join in. But what does director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) think could’ve gone on that night…
Sarah Gadon (Maps To The Stars) and Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) star as Elizabeth and Margaret, the rambunctious daughters of the King and Queen of England. Determined to join in with the fun, Margaret manages to coerce her older sister into persuading their parents to let them out for in the night incognito, telling their father that they’d be able to gather an honest opinion from the public of what they think of his celebration speech.
However, as soon as they leave »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.
The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!
The Visit (Sept 11)
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »
- Movie Geeks
Based on real events, Baltasar Kormakur's film follows two expeditions caught in a blizzard while attempting to reach the summit in 1996.
Shot in 3-D and on the super-sized IMAX format, the film is a nerve-shredding, life-or-death battle between the mountain and the wind-whipped, snow-blinded, oxygen-deprived climbers. Some live and some die, but as one character notes, "the last word always belongs to the mountain."
"Part of telling the story is telling it in the elements," added Kormakur, who took his cast high into the Himalayas and imported snow to England's Pinewood Studios in his quest for authenticity. "The story happened in the elements."
Kormakur, director of the Icelandic indie classic 101 Reykjavik and the Hollywood action comedy 2 Guns, said growing up in sub-Arctic Iceland »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Film: Everest Director: Baltasar Kormákur Starring: Jason Clarkem Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal. 2015’s Venice Film Festival opens with ‘Everest’ a 3D biographical disaster thriller-adventure that accounts the dramatic events that occurred during the 1996 summit on Mount Everest. Director Baltasar Kormákur explains how the adaptation was shaped to be as realistic as possible. There are many accounts of what occurred in 1996, how did you manage to fuse them together, balancing all the stories? The main focus was the intention to tell the story of an ensemble. Books are told from first person accounts. Therefore when we were [ Read More ]
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest” kicked off the 72nd Venice Film Festival on an emotional note Wednesday as the mountain-climbing thriller, which had its world premiere out of competition, provided bursts of anxiety and cliff-hanging 3D drama, along with star power, to a Lido edition marked by many high-profile U.S. titles screening in the first few days alongside a robust representation of international auteurs.
Co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson and producer Tim Bevan of Working Title strutted down the red carpet with the balmy lagoon in the backdrop, prior to the opening ceremony attended by Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Also spotted: Netflix head of content acquisition Ted Sarandos, Cannes Film Festival topper Thierry Fremaux, jury member Diane Kruger, Luce Cinecitta president Roberto Cicutto, and the creme de la creme of Italy’s film industry.
“Everest” drew a muted response at the press screening, as »
- Nick Vivarelli
Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Martin Henderson, Elizabeth Debicki, Ingvar Sigurdsson and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival tonight and the first round of reviews comes, naturally, from the trades. "A properly grueling dramatization of the ill-fated May 1996 expedition that saw eight climbers expire in a blizzard, this brusquely visualized, choppily played epic serves as the latest cinematic opportunity for Mother Nature to flaunt her utter indifference to human survival," writes Variety's Justin Chang. We've got the trailer and we're tracking reviews. » - David Hudson »
Following the 2014 and 2015 avalanche disasters that killed more than 35 people trying to scale the highest mountain on Earth, the timing is either wildly inappropriate or grimly right for “Everest,” though it would be awfully hard to argue that it’s too soon. A properly grueling dramatization of the ill-fated May 1996 expedition that saw eight climbers expire in a blizzard, this brusquely visualized, choppily played epic serves as the latest cinematic opportunity for Mother Nature to flaunt her utter indifference to human survival. Achieving fitful flurries of emotion amid an otherwise slow, agonizing descent into physical and dramatic paralysis, director Baltasar Kormakur’s latest and biggest U.S. studio effort should ride its Imax 3D event-picture status to decent theatrical returns worldwide, aided by a topical resurgence of interest in the movie’s subject. Still, with its more stolid than inspired execution, it’s unclear whether the Sept. 18 Universal release can reach its desired commercial apex. »
- Justin Chang
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Everest
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Everest is set for release on September 18th, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington.
- Gary Collinson
Nearly 60 international and Canadian producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (Omdc) annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.
The 10th anniversary edition of Omdc’s International Financing Forum (Iff), a feature co-financing market for English-language projects, will run Sept 13-14 during Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).
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The two-day event includes one-on-one meetings, an industry panel discussion, roundtable meetings, a networking luncheon, and a producers’ opening night networking reception.
Iff partners include Telefilm Canada, UK Trade and Investment (Ukti) and new sponsor Canadian Media Producers Association (Cmpa).
More than 750 meetings will be scheduled for the 37 producer teams (20 Canadian projects and 17 international projects).
In total, 56 producers have been selected to participate in the programme from countries including: Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Spain, Uganda »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The brand new trailer for Everest brings its ensemble cast to dizzying new heights filed with some high-altitude terror, proving that the climb down the mountain is much tougher than reaching the summit.
Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) leads the expedition as climber Rob Hall whose day on the world’s highest peak goes from bad to worse. While climbing at the heights similar to the cruising altitude of a 747 airplane, disaster strikes a team of climbers as they attempt to make their way down the peak amid a deadly blizzard.
Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keria Knightley, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, and Elizabeth Debicki appear in Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-drama which is scheduled to make its debut at the Venice Film Festival next month.
If the cast looks like they’re scared out of their minds on the peak of a mountain, »
- Rachel West
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With little less than a week to go until Venice Film Festival gets underway – during which time Baltasar Kormákur’s Oscar-tipped drama will premiere – Paramount has unveiled the motherload of info dumps for the director’s upcoming thriller, Everest. Comprised of four all-new clips and an array of chilling screenshots, this is our best look at the film to date, and it only reaffirms its status as one of our most-anticipated features of the awards season.
Ramping up the tension as Jake Gyllenhaal et al. set out for the world’s highest peak, the new sizzle reels effectively cast our leading characters astray, after the pair of expeditions are thrust into turmoil when a ferocious storm comes bearing down off the face of the titular mount. Situated at a bone-chilling 8,848 meters above sea level, Everest‘s budding explorers are an awful long way from home, and »
- Michael Briers
The Venice Film Festival gets underway this week and kicking things off is the starry survival tale "Everest." As usual, pundits will be watching the movie to see if it's an awards season contender or just a wintry thriller, or perhaps, it's both. But if you can't make it to the Lido, five clips are here to give you a healthy look at the movie before it opens in cinemas next month. Read More: Mountain Climbing Drama 'Everest' Will Open The 2015 Venice Film Festival Out Of Competition Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the true story tale that follows two expeditions to the top of the world's most famous peak, and the men who battled the elements and fought for their lives along the journey. Baltasar Kormákur ("2 Guns," "Contraband") is behind the camera »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The terrible, true story of what was, at the time, the deadliest summit attempt on Mount Everest is now being told in the new film, "Everest," which features an all-star cast and breathtaking special effects.
In the clip below, premiering today exclusively on Moviefone, climber Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) finally reaches the top of the titular mountain, and the achievement literally takes his breath away.
But while the scene in question is lighthearted -- the pair joke about who among their group has fallen behind, and who will make it to the summit first -- the circumstances that await them are anything but. As chronicled in Jon Krakauer's famous book, "Into Thin Air" (Krakauer was part of Hall's group, »
- Katie Roberts
Everest is just about to hit (September 18th), and while the man vs. nature genre isn’t for everyone, there are some movies worth seeing just for the effort involved, and anything shot, at least partially, on location in Nepal is on that list. Add an incredible cast, and even if the true story about an attempt to reach the summit of Everest gone wrong doesn’t instantly appeal to you, this still has to be one on your radar.
In order to make sure that you’re not misled by the days of CGI and fantastic sets, the film has released some very cool images that, if nothing else, clue you in to the fact that this perhaps wasn’t just a walk in the park for most of the actors.
Take a look below, and lose yourself in the frosty goodness.
- Marc Eastman
Standing tall at an eye-watering 8,848 metres above sea level, few environments on planet Earth are as hostile to the average human as that found on Everest. With temperatures fluctuating between -20ºC and -35ºC at the summit, it’s little wonder why the famed mount attracts only the bravest of the brave. In 1996, though, an expedition went awry when two groups of explorers were caught in the throes of a relentless blizzard, and it proved to be one of the worst disasters in the mountain’s long and storied history.
Almost a decade on, that event has inspired the release of Baltasar Kormákur’s title drama, charting the real-life events of the doomed mountaineering exercise. Lifting inspiration from Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed book Into Thin Air along with a variety of interviews and records from the ’96 disaster, Kormákur’s Everest is gunning for a frighteningly realistic portrayal of the climb, »
- Michael Briers
The UK’s biggest film production company has its eyes on larger-scale films.
Working Title, whose biggest successes have included rom-coms Four Weddings And A Funeral and Bridget Jones’s Diary, is looking to make more big-canvas films in the vein of Les Miserables and Venice opener Everest.
Speaking to ScreenDaily ahead of Everest’s world premiere on the Lido next Wednesday (Sept 2), Working Title co-chair Tim Bevan said the company would like to produce more films on the scale of the $60m adventure-thriller, which is the company’s first 3D feature:
“I think it’s very much something we want to do, yes: intelligent popcorn [movies] at a scale,” he said. “It’s fun to do a bigger movie.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson are among the stellar ensemble cast of Baltasar Kormakur-directed Everest, which charts the events surrounding the 1996 Mount Everest disaster when a climbing expedition was devastated by a severe »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Title: Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Arc Entertainment Director: Christopher N. Rowley Writer: Georgia Byng, Christopher N. Rowley, Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley Manville, Celia Imrie Running Time: 98 min, Rated PG (mild language) In theaters: August 14, 2015 Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) lives in an orphanage with her best friend Rocky (Jadon Carnelly Morris), and several other kids. Mrs. Adderstone (Lesley Manville) who runs the orphanage is mean broad who loves punishing the children for any little thing. She orders Edna the cook (Celia Imrie) to feed the children fish-head soup for a week for raiding the kitchen one night. Molly [ Read More ]
The post Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
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 exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Lambert & Stamp (documentary about the formation of the Who; Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey; rated R) Little Boy (WWII-set drama; Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson; rated PG-13) Being Evel (documentary; Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel; premieres 8/21 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated) She’s Funny That Way (love-triangle comedy; Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Will Forte; premieres 8/21 on...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 17-23 Being Evel (pictured below) This film examines the life and times of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, who was part hero, part rebel and always entertaining. (Nr, 1:42) 8/21 Little Boy (pictured below) A bond formed between a father and a son is something special. When one little boy’s father goes off to fight in World War II, it will take faith, hope and love to help him get through the adversity. Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Michael Rapaport (PG-13, 1:46) 8/18 Super light week for releases this week — but, next week has many … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 17-23 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
It’s a hard-knock life for the urchins of Hardwick House Orphanage — and no spring picnic for the rest of us, either — in “Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” a chintzy children’s fantasy that summons the powers of suggestion, but falls well short of mesmeric. From the Potter-ized tweaking of the title — which replaces the possessive of Georgia Byng’s 2002 source novel, “Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” with a conjunction more suitable to J.K. Rowling acolytes — the film attempts to bestow Chosen One status on another British misfit with special powers. But the stakes are as low as the production values in co-writer/director Christopher N. Rowley’s adaptation, which opens simultaneously in limited release and VOD on Aug. 14, but seems destined for home viewing on only the rainiest of afternoons.
Bearing the slogan “Chin Up. Work Hard. Be Useful.,” Hardwick House is one of »
- Scott Tobias
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