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Disney has set the release date for its disaster-at-sea feature The Finest Hours for April 15, 2016. The 3-D drama from filmmaker Craig Gillespie chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when a pair of oil tankers split in two off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The feature, based on the best-selling book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the initial draft of The Finest Hours, and Scott Silver wrote the latest greenlit version.
- The Deadline Team
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu 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 America: Imagine the World Without Her (documentary; Dinesh D'Souza; rated PG-13) Begin Again (comedy; Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo; rated R) Deliver Us from Evil (another possession/exorcism horror flick supposedly based on true events; Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez; rated R) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (animated; voices: Ty Burrell, Max Charles; rated PG) X-Men: Days of Future Past (superhero sequel; Hugh Jackman, Jennifer...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Clive Barker fans, this is the week we’ve all been patiently waiting for as Scream Factory is set to release the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Nightbreed onto Blu-ray, forever filling the void that most us of Cabal enthusiasts have felt for many, many years.
Also coming home this week is Scott Derrickson’s supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil, Axelle Carolyn’s indie horror project Soulmate and the cult classic Planet of the Vampires gets a much-needed HD overhaul as well.
Other titles to keep an eye out for this week include Free Fall, Grace: The Possession, Red Nights as well as HD presentations of two oddball 70’s classics- Squirm and Werewolf Woman.
Deliver Us From Evil (Sony Home Entertainment, Blu-ray /Digital HD & DVD)
- Heather Wixson
This week: You will believe turkeys can fly! 'Wkrp in Cincinnati' comes to DVD, Criterion revisits 'The Vanishing,' and Eric Bana tells demons to begone in 'Deliver Us From Evil.' ► This is the month of boxed sets we thought we’d never see. We finally got ‘The Wonder Years’ three weeks ago, and now Shout! Factory serves up Wkrp In Cincinnati: The Complete »
- John Law
Well after months of speculation, Doctor Strange has finally been found.
According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations to take on the title role in Marvel's upcoming film.
At one point Joaquin Phoenix was in negotiations for the role, but the talks fell apart in early October. Other actors who were rumored to be in the mix such as Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Justin Theroux, Ethan Hawke and even Keanu Reeves. I personally liked Eric Bana but that's just me.
The Marvel feature film is being directed by Scott Derrickson.
Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Doctor Strange made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, and was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of Strange Tales No. 110.
Doctor Strange is »
- Kellvin Chavez
As we approach the year’s end and look back in hindsight, 2014 served up some great new entries into the horror genre as a whole. Films like Annabelle, The Badabook, As Above, So Below along with another new entry into The Purge franchise ensured that genre fans had plenty to keep them up at night in petrified fear.
One such title was Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, the supernatural-infused crime drama that took its inspiration from real-life events. In fact, the film is said to be based on the bone-chilling personal accounts from Sargent Ralph Sarchie’s own NYPD experiences.
For Derrickson’s rendition, Eric Bana steps into the shoes of Sarchie — a detective who must wrestle his own personal demons while stalking the streets of the Big Apple to solve a series of gruelling murders. Joining Bana in Deliver Us From Evil are Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, »
- Michael Briers
Whilst Ang Lee's "Hulk" with Eric Bana is a one-off dead end, 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" is considered a part of the official canon of Marvel Studios films and within the Marvel Cinematic Universe's continuity.
Still, Norton was originally slated to return for "The Avengers" and opted not to. In a new interview with NPR, the acclaimed actor spoke about turning down the role:
"My feeling was that I experimented and experienced what I wanted to. I really, really enjoyed it. And yet, I looked at the balance of time in life that one spends not only making those sorts of films but then especially putting them out, and the obligations that rightly come with that. »
- Garth Franklin
The Satanic Panic hits store shelves on October 28th with the DVD and VOD release of Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil, a film based on the non-fiction accounts of former NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie in his 2001 book Beware The Night. And whether you accept Sarchie's insistence that his tale is real or not - and, obviously, there will always be those staunchly on both sides - director Derrickson certainly knows his way around delivering a solid scare. New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez star and with the home release right around the...
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For all their success, the one franchise character Marvel has struggled with is The Hulk. After failing with 2003 iteration "Hulk" starring Eric Bana, and directed by Ang Lee, the studio hoped the combination of Louis Leterrier and star Edward Norton could do the trick with 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." Even with Robert Downey Jr. popping his head in for a final stinger at the end, everyone pretty much pretends it didn't happen. And thus, Norton's dalliance with the Marvel-verse — a rare excursion into blockbuster land for the actor — came to an end. And it was one he looks back on reflectively. "My feeling was that I experimented and experienced what I wanted to. I really, really enjoyed it. And yet, I looked at the balance of time in life that one spends not only making those sorts of films but then especially putting them out, and the obligations that rightly come with that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A demon has traveled from the sands of Iraq to the streets of New York City, possessing people with a body-bending, tongue-hissing intensity. Only a world-weary police officer and an unconventional priest stand in its way. You can see them face off in a spiritual smack-down when Deliver Us From Evil comes out on home media next week, and Sony has provided us with five Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
“In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Deliver Us From Evil. »
- Derek Anderson
“Probably my favorite thing about Ralph is his personal integrity. He definitely cares about the individuals.” Retired NYPD police officer Ralph Sarchie, the subject of Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, helps people who are plagued by demonic forces. Sony is releasing the exorcism film on home media soon, and we’ve been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip about Sarchie’s craft.
Deliver Us From Evil comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on October 28th with the following special features:
“In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, »
- Derek Anderson
Caught in a Noreaster, two oil tankers were split in two and their crews tossed into the ferocious seas. It was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue.
Bana will play Daniel Cluff, a Coast Guard warrant officer who orders the lead character of Bernie (Chris Pine) to embark on this deadly mission, despite the objections of his wife.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.
Bana is also in talks for Jim Sheridan's Secret Scripture.
The Finest Hours will be released in 2015. »
The drama is based on the true story of an immense 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission after one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast split two oil tankers in half. Eric Bana is playing Daniel Cluff, a Coast Guard warrant officer who orders Bernie (Chris Pine) to embark on this deadly mission, despite the objections of his wife. Four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded on the vessel as it began to sink, facing 70-foot waves and below-freezing temperatures along the way.
Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish, Josh Stewart, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger are also confirmed to star in this thriller. Craig Gillespie is directing from a screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which was adapted »
Lone Survivor star Eric Bana is prized to take control of a tragic catastrophe for Disney’s The Finest Hours. The adaptation continues to acquire an impressive cast for this real-life tale of an ocean rescue mission.
The incident on which the movie is based concerns the heroic efforts of the Us Coast Guard, after two oil tankers are caught in a blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The tankers were so severely damaged that they each split in half. The Finest Hours will focus on the human angle of the disaster.
Chris Pine and Casey Affleck have long-since been attached to headline the pic, with Ben Foster, Rachel Brosnahan and Kyle Gallner all in supporting roles. Bana will now complement that cast, as he’s set to play “Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast Guard warrant officer and point supervisor to Bernie (Pine). Cluff orders Bernie to »
- Gem Seddon
After advising Mark Wahlberg and his tragically fallen comrades in the military drama Lone Survivor last year, it looks like Eric Bana is heading to the Coast Guard in a similar commanding role. Deadline reports the actor has joined Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours, a sea rescue drama set up at Disney about how two oil tankers were split in two, dumping all 84 of their crew members into the swirling sea, caught in the middle of a nor'easter, a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the Us and Atlantic Canada. On a small lifeboat faced with freezing cold and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the vessel. More below! Bana will play Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected coast guard warrant officer and point supervisor to Bernie, the character played by Pine. »
- Ethan Anderton
It looks like the hocus pocus crew of "Now You See Me 2" is getting a bit bigger. Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will join him and the rest of magical ensemble in the sequel. The "Harry Potter" franchise star will play Caine's son in the film. Maybe the heist baton is being passed down to a new generation? [HeyUGuys] Eric Bana is joining Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in "The Finest Hours." The Craig Gillespie-directed pic "chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when a pair of oil tankers split in two off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952." [Deadline] "Game Of Thrones" star Richard Madden is celebrating "Bastille Day" with Idris Elba. The action movie "follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American man, who’s also a con-artist, 'disappear' in order to avoid embarrassment to the U. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With filming now already underway, director Craig Gillespie has added an extra soul to the story of a real-life Coast Guard rescue in Disney’s The Finest Hours. According to Deadline, Eric Bana is now aboard, though from the sound of it he’ll be keeping his feet firmly on solid ground.The drama will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two and their crews were thrown into the raging seas. The coast guard was called out and had to attempt a rescue in tempestuous waves.Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck will be part of the crew on deck while Kyle Gallner has landed the key role of the main rescue boat’s engineer, a young sailor with a lot to prove on the mission. Bana is set as Daniel Cluff, »
Chicago – With J.J. Abrams not involved with the creation of a third “Star Trek” movie, a compendium of his work within the franchise only seems fitting. Loaded with special features but only a few new ones, this disc set is a strong choice for those who don’t already have both entertaining blockbusters in their collection.
Even better, it’s a good choice for any “Star Wars” fans looking to feel a new hope about the choice of Abrams for the highly-anticipated “Episode VII” installment.
In just two films, Abrams and his filmmaking crew have successfully revitalized the “Star Trek” brand to the multiplex mainstream, adding a new edge to the previous elements that were in the “Star Trek” niche. The progression has certainly been gradual. In my book, the 2009 film “Star Trek” is a fun popcorn movie that pushes some expectations, but has a flat villain (Eric Bana »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
"Sons of Anarchy" had its record-breaking Season 7 premiere last week, making the beloved biker drama's final season even more real (and heartbreaking) for the show's fans.
If there's one "Soa" character that stands out from the pack as a fan favorite, it's Alex "Tig" Trager. The wild, violent, and freaky biker has been a source of bloody entertainment and comic relief throughout the show's run. And we wouldn't have Tig without actor Kim Coates.
Coates has been working on film, stage, and TV for decades, and his career doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon. The versatile Canadian-born actor has appeared in everything from "Entourage" to "Waterworld" to "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway.
Moviefone had the chance to chat with Coates about what fans will see this season on "Sons of Anarchy," as the show comes to its bittersweet end. He also revealed a bit of what »
- Alana Altmann
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