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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
Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.
Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.
Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.
Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities, »
- Derek Anderson
If you're interested, Paramount has debuted a trailer for Daddy's Home, a comedy starring Will Ferrell as a new step dad married to Linda Cardellini, and Mark Wahlberg as the "real father". The other day while updating our Release Schedule, I noticed this film was listed for Christmas Day, but there's not much talk about it. Well, here is the trailer, and you'll know why there's not much to say. It looks really bad. Plus, I don't know about everyone else, but this Christmas I'm planning to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few more times. If not Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Anyway, if you're curious to see what Daddy's Home is all about - here you go. Featuring Thomas Haden Church, Paul Scheer and Alessandra Ambrosio. Enjoy. Here's the first trailer for Sean Anders & John Morris' Daddy's Home, in high def from Apple: Daddy's Home follows »
- Alex Billington
The movie has started shooting in Mobile, Ala., with Jake Goldberger directing from his own script. Rita Volk (“Faking It”), Jake Abel and Taylor John Smith (“Insidious: Chapter 3”) are also starring.
Highmore portrays an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.
Highmore stars as Norman Bates in A&E’s “Bates Motel” and will next be seen in the upcoming miniseries “Close to the Enemy.” Rush will co-star in Jack Black’s “Goosebumps” and Osment was most recently seen in “Entourage.”
Goldberger’s directing credits include “Don McKay, »
- Dave McNary
Holding Patterns is currently shooting on location in Mobile, Alabama, and centres on a young man living at home with his mother and stepfather who sets his heart on the girl at the local coffee shop.
Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in New Line Cinema's buddy cop comedy Partners. The actor is no stranger to the genre, having starred in 2010's unconventional cop movie, The Other Guys, but this project is said to turn the genre on its ear. There will be no "bromance" between these cops in Partners, but quite the opposite.
The story centers on an Lapd detective (Mark Wahlberg) who has a one-night stand with a beautiful woman. He soon discovers that this woman is actually a high-ranking FBI agent, who is his new boss on a high-profile case. The project has been compared to the 2005 action thriller blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Partners is set to feature a number of huge action set pieces.
It feels like the dog movie might have had its day. Although we still get a few films every now and then where a canine performer plays a pivotal character, this once-booming genre bracket is largely reserved for the booming direct-to-video market- Disney's Air Buddies spin-off franchise is going strong and as of 2014, the Beethoven saga is up to its eighth instalment (and its fifth to skip cinemas.)
The unusual logline for Max appears to be 'American Sniper meets Lassie', but it's not without charm. With staggering earnestness, it plays out the tale of a Belgian Malinois called Max, (played by Carlos) whose Us Marine handler Kyle (Robbie Amell) is killed in action while apprehending a suicide bomber during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brought back to the States from Afghanistan, Max has suffered »
Directed by Boaz Yakin
A Us Marines Corp dog returns to the Us from Afghanistan and is taken in by his handler’s family after experiencing trauma from war.
From the above description (and from the title) you could be forgiven for thinking that this movie might be a kind of Homeward Bound style of animal movie, or at least give almost all of its focus to following the story through the eyes of the titular dog. This is not the case as we see more the impact of Max on the family, particularly the son of said family, he joins.
- Gary Collinson
This shaggy tale of an army dog with Ptsd is more ideological treatise than family fare
This tonally barking mash-up of Lassie and Coming Home bequeaths a military sniffer dog with canine Ptsd to his fallen handler’s ingrate brother (Josh Wiggins), then watches as mutt schools sulky teen in duty and responsibility.
Thomas Haden Church and Lauren Graham give stoically professional turns as the kid’s God-fearing, flag-flying, thoroughly heteronormative folks – you never catch them sniggering – and director Boaz Yakin pulls off the best (read: only) kids-on-BMXs-defeat-grownups-with-guns finale since The Goonies. Yet with every clunking homily to obedience in the script by Rambo III’s Sheldon Lettich, Max starts to feel less like wholesome family entertainment and more like some ideological project.
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- Mike McCahill
Chicago – From Rin-Tin-Tin to Lassie to Benji, American movie goers have loved the heroic dog. As the film “Max” throws its leash into the ring, the expectation was a dull family drama just about Max the dog himself. What a surprise to learn it was also a poignant meditation on people.
And those people had to heal. What begins in a middle class Texas town, where a young man from there is serving in Afghanistan, ends with his family coming to terms with that war, and what is left behind. Max the dog is the catalyst for all this, and does an appropriate heroic turn, but what really becomes important in the story is what he symbolizes for a family, and how his presence will create a new presence in their own lives. This is a perfect example of how to take one part of a story situation – a »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Critics across the country are absolutely rabid about their dislike for Warner Bros. dog tale “Max.” The movie follows a boy (Josh Wiggins) who adopts dog that his dead brother (Robbie Amell) trained for the military. It currently has a 41 percent rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The movie also stars Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham and Jay Hernandez. It is being taken to task by reviewers for being hokey and overly sentimental, while also trying to shoehorn in a subplot about gun running that doesn’t seem to fit in with the kid-friendly fare. Also Read: First Look at Stephen Amell as. »
- Joe Otterson
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 26. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Max Director: Boaz Yakin Cast: Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria, Josh Wiggins, Owen Harn, Kelly Borgnis, Zeeko Zaki, Edgar Arreola, Chris Matheny, Pete Burris, Mark Anthony Little, Marlo Scheitler Synopsis: "A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience." Ted 2 Director: Seth MacFarlane Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Patrick Warburton Synopsis: "Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law." Limited 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets Director: Marc Silver Synopsis: "Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving »
- Steve Greene
Max is an Afghanistan War-set battlefield adventure and a look at the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog ……. for about the first ten minutes! What’s left for another long hour and a half, despite some moments of bravura and lazy tugs at the heart-strings, is a poorly-written, Texas-set melodrama that I can’t recommend. The end credits for Max play over vintage photos of dogs in combat, from the Civil War to Wwi and WWII to Iraq. Dogs have been trained by the military as scouts, sentries and trackers for centuries and I wish that was the story that the producers of Max had tackled. A kind of canine War Horse might have made for a stirring adventure. On the surface, Max is an old fashioned throwback to more innocent family fare which may seem like a good antidote to the violent and defeatist thrillers »
- Tom Stockman
If you've seen one dog movie, you've probably seen them all, and Boaz Yakin's (Remember the Titans) red-blooded, family-friendly military feature Max isn't going to give you much of anything you haven't seen before. There are dog antics, petty kids coming into their own through their new animal friends, family drama and an obvious villain who just can't have a dog mucking up their plans. It's repetitive, it's lazy, it's narratively tired and plain-faced, but, most of all, it's just plain boring. But it's also entirely inoffensive -- save for some cringe-worthy Mexican stereotypes -- and it's hard to necessarily get mad at a film as vanilla as this. It's tacky, but it's almost like kicking a dog. Literally. As overlong and overplayed as Yakin's movie is, it wears its purebred, red, white and blue intentions on its sleeve, and causing an uproar won't do anyone any good. Good or bad, »
- Will Ashton
Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers »
- Michael Oates Palmer
As far as canine hero stories go, “Max” is a strangely mixed breed. A hodgepodge of corny coming-of-ager, inspirational boy-and-his-pup pablum, modern-day military tale and surprisingly violent PG-rated action thriller, it’s an all-around odd choice to release up against the big dogs of summer. Even if Warner Bros. hopes some of that “American Sniper” B.O. magic rubs off on a film ostensibly about a pooch overcoming Ptsd (“American Sniffer”?), woe be to the family-targeted movie competing with the likes of “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World.” Expect a bigger bite in ancillary.
Given the appeal of the Belgian Malinois (or, technically, six Belgian Malinois) playing the titular character, it’s almost a shame the film has to rely on generic bipeds to drive the action. That begins with Texan teen Justin Wincott (Josh Wiggins), who becomes Max’s de facto master after his older brother Kyle (Robbie Amell) is killed on an Afghanistan battlefield. »
- Geoff Berkshire
Max Warner Bros Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Boaz Yakin Screenwriter: Boaz Yakin, Sheldon Lettich Cast: Josh Wiggins, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church Screened at: Warner, NYC, 6/16/15 Opens: June 26, 2015 In much the way movies that would be rated “R” forty years ago are now given MPAA judgments of “PG-13,” what was considered “PG-13” then is now simply “PG.” This phenomenon is brought out by Boaz Yakin’s “Max,” about a boy and a dog, but not the Disney-esque sentimental pap in which nothing really sad occurs. Instead it’s full of explosions, gunplay, violent death, and assorted scares. Kids [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Chicago – Thomas Haden Church has the recognizable name, and a long career of character roles in comedy and drama. His laid-back persona gets a bit more intense as a conflicted father in the new film “Max,” about a military dog who comes home to an uncertain future with a grieving family.
What may look like a standard family film is actually an exploration of the mourning and the healing process, and the waste of war. Church is Ray Wincott, an early 1990s “Desert Storm” veteran, who sees his son Kyle (Robbie Arnell) follow in his Marine Corp footsteps to the Afghanistan conflict. One of the Kyle’s duties is to care for Max, a German Shepard who sniffs out bombs in the region. When Kyle is killed in action, Max is sent back to the Wincott family to get over his companion’s demise, but will only respond to Ray’s other son, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
We humans have been sharing the silver screen with all manner of beasts for as long as movies have existed. But no animal quite manages to capture our hearts and our cameras as much as the good old-fashioned pet dog. Dogs have played major and minor characters in practically every genre, their loyalty and selflessness making them ideal sidekicks and heroes.
This month sees the release of another canine-centric movie with Max. The film follows the titular dog Max as he returns from active duty in Afghanistan after a traumatic incident, and becomes part of his handler’s family. Starring Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Robbie Amell, Max looks like a promising entry to the world of the dog adventure film.
There are far too many movie dogs to include in this list, so we respectfully acknowledge and admire all those that didn’t quite make the cut. »
- Amanda Wood
Max stars Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins and director Boaz Yakin are taking us behind the making of the movie, and what it was like working with not just one Belgian Malinois, but eight of the canines who each specialized in a certain task. The cast and filmmakers are also giving us a lesson in the use of these specialized dogs in the military dating back to World War 1.
- email@example.com (Super User)
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