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Universal Pictures has released some new images from director Peter Berg’s (The Kingdom) adaptation of the non-fiction book Lone Survivor. The film tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission who try to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative, but are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The film has drawn positive responses from early screenings, and Berg has more than proven himself to be a skilled action director. Hopefully the dramatic character interplay is on point here as well. Hit the jump to check out the new images. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Ali Suliman, and Rohan Chand. Lone Survivor opens in limited release on December 27th before going wide on January 10th. Click on any image to enlarge. [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="299500,299490,299493,299502,299497,299496,299499,299495,299504,299501,299503,299498"] Here’s the official synopsis for Lone Survivor: Based on »
- Adam Chitwood
"I don't go home, you don't go home!"
I'm a huge fan of military films, and Peter Berg's Navy Seal movie, Lone Survivor, looks pretty freakin' incredible. I'm really looking forward to this movie. I think it's going to deliver on all emotional levels.
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. It's based on the true story of Marcus Luttrell and his Navy Seal team members who fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader.
The movie will get a limited release on December 27th and will go wide January 10th.
- Joey Paur
Editor's note: The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Justin Chadwick before Nelson Mandela's death. A former actor who has cut his teeth on high-end U.K. television shows such as Bleak House, starring Gillian Anderson and Carey Mulligan and highly-acclaimed spy thriller Spooks, Justin Chadwick made his feature debut in 2008 with The Other Boleyn Girl, a costume drama boasting Natalie Portman, Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson among its stars. Just over a year later, Chadwick shot The First Grader in Kenya, a film that proved the filmmaker's metal for making movies in Africa. Photos: Nelson Mandela and Apartheid:
- Stuart Kemp
Navy SEALs operating in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(L to R) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, of Cupertino, California; Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Daniel R. Healy, of Exeter, New Hampshire; Quartermaster 2nd Class James Suh, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell; Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, of Boulder City, Nevada; and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, of Patchogue, New York pose in Afghanistan.
With the exception of Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces while supporting Operation Red Wings.
“No matter how many times I get up and tell this story,
or how many people read the book,
it’s nothing compared to how many people will watch this film.
So my job is done. Mission complete.”
I like war films – always have.
Having seen Lone Survivor in November, »
- Michelle McCue
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor has gone from “just another war movie” to Oscar hopeful in the span of a few short months. After a well-received screening at the AFI Fest, the film is now gearing up for its December 27th theatrical release, which puts it in prime position to be considered for some awards.
Starring Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the tale of Seal Team 10′s failed mission to eliminate a high-ranking Taliban leader named Ahmad Shah during the War in Afghanistan. It’s based on Luttrell’s book of the same name and presents a gripping story of courage, heroism and the brutalities of war.
Earlier this week, Universal rolled out the red carpet for the NYC »
- Justine Browning
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
After Bruce Banner/The Hulk was already played by two different actors within five years of eachother, it’s safe to say that people were skeptical when Mark Ruffalo was announced as the third actor to play the character in Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.
Bruce Banner was previously played by Eric Bana in 2003′s Hulk and Edward Norton in 2008′s The Incredible Hulk, and although I think that both films are ludicrously underrated Mark Ruffalo most certainly won the audience over in The Avengers. After his terrific performance his interpretation of the character is widely regarded as the best by fans and critics alike. Ruffalo also made a memorable cameo in the post-credits sequence of this years Iron Man 3 making him the only actor to play Banner on film more than once.
Now everyone is wondering where Joss Whedon will take the character in his upcoming sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron. »
- Ben Read
Peter Berg's Lone Survivor distributed by Universal Pictures has a new poster up. The touching, action-packed drama stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Sammy Sheik, Alexander Ludwig, Scott Elrod, Ali Suliman and Eric Steinig. Pic tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival. This one hits New York and Los Angeles-based theaters on December 27th, 2013 in limited theaters, and expands on January 10th, 2014. »
In case you missed it, Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg has had some strong words to say about actors who talked about military training for a role, and now Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy Seal who Lone Survivor is based on and who Wahlberg plays in the film, has addressed Mark's rant...
“Something else had happened before we got up on stage,” explains Luttrell, though he didn’t specify what that was. “That’s what he was pissed about or whatever.”
Luttrell says he tried to step in, “I leaned forward and I was like, ‘It’s cool, dude. We got this, man.” He then went on to talk about how fast news travels on the internet: "We woke up the next morning and it was huge. That's the funny thing about the internet. The internet is a living organism now. You couldn't kill it if you tried, I don't think. »
- Gary Collinson
In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)
In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Rachel McAdams turns 35 on Sunday, and honestly, we wouldn't know what to get her because she seems like the luckiest girl in the world when you look back at her movies - and who her love interests have been. On screen, she's been romanced by Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, and so many more! We're wishing Rachel McAdams a happy birthday by showing off the long list of her cutest costars from her romantic dramas and comedies. Jonathan Bennett in Mean Girls Source: Paramount Pictures Ryan Gosling in The Notebook Source: New Line Cinema Bradley Cooper in Wedding Crashers Source: New Line Cinema Eric Bana in The Time Traveler's Wife Source: New Line Cinema Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes Source: Warner Bros. Patrick Wilson in Morning Glory Source: Paramount Pictures See more of McAdams's hot love interests after the jump. »
- Shannon Vestal
"I don’t give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f****ng chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is. For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to Seal training? I don't give a f**k what you did... You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say 'my job was as difficult as being in the military.' How f**king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours."
I agree with his sentiment that it's not the same thing and actors »
- Gary Collinson
Lone Survivor Universal Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B- Director: Peter Berg Screenwriter: Peter Berg, based on Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s book “Lone Survivor” Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emilie Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig Screened at: Universal, NYC, 11/14/13 Opens: December 27, 2013 When Touchstone Pictures released “Pearl Harbor” in 2001, the studio was apparently so afraid of the impact on Americans of the Japanese victory over our naval shipyard that director Michael Bay tacked on a feel-good ending. Specifically, by adding the Doolittle Raid, a big American success on April 18, 1942 on Tokyo and Honshu Island, we showed [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
There’s been a lot of jiggling round of release dates again today following yesterdays news on Fifty Shades Of Grey and Independence Day 2. We can now confirm Jake Kasdan’s adult comedy Sex Tape and Scott Derrickson’s supernatural thriller Beware The Night have both been moved.
Both projects come from Sony, with the R-rated comedy now taking on Marvel comic adaptation Guardians Of The Galaxy and James Brown biopic Get On Up, all released on August 1 2014. Sex Tape, starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, follows a couple who unfortunately misplace their kinky um… sex tape (terribly careless). Jack Black, Rob Corddry and Rob Lowe co-star.
Also, the Paranormal horror Beware The Night gains a prime summer release date, after being moved from January. Scott Derrickson’s new fright feature about cops, priests and demons stars Eric Bana, Oliva Munn, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez and is out July 2 2014.
- Claire Joanne Huxham
What do Sex Tape, Beware The Night and Kitchen Sink have in common? Well, they are all movies from Sony that Box Office Mojo reports have shifted their release date. Beyond that they have virtually nothing in common. Sorry, that wasn't a fun game at all. Coming first will be Beware the Night, writer-director Scott Derrickson's follow-up to the 2012 horror hit Sinister. Eric Bana will front the film as a New York City cop whose lost his faith and finds himself facing off with a man possessed by the devil. Olivia Munn and Joel McHale will co-star as Bana's worried wife and tough partner, respectively. Described as a crime drama with doses of action and horror tropes, Beware the Night is now in production. Previously slated for release on January 16th, 2015, it's been pushed forward to July 2nd, 2014. In its old spot, the film would have opened against limited »
The American Film Market was hardly a hive of activity for Australian distributors but a reasonable number of deals were signed or are about to close.
.There were quite a few pre-buy projects but not a lot to get intensely enthusiastic about,. Transmission Films co-founder Andrew Mackie told If.
Mackie did get out his cheque book for Brooklyn, a 1950s-set drama about a young immigrant who struggles to leave behind her tranquil existence in Ireland for life in New York, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.
.Brooklyn was a real find for us - a brilliant script by Nick Hornby. Beyond that there was very little in our sweet spot,. Mackie said. Hornby.s screenplay is adapted from Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. The director is John Crowley, whose credits include Boy A, Is Anybody There? and the Eric Bana thriller Closed Circuit, which Bana and Rob Connolly.s »
- Don Groves
Universal's indie-financed "Lone Survivor," a tough, unremitting, authentic, and intimate Afghan war film starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana, had its world premiere at AFI Fest November 12. I have long been a Peter Berg believer. He is a gifted director, who can now be forgiven for "Battleship," a misbegotten Hasbro/Universal concoction that he agreed to do so that he could make "Lone Survivor." When his producing partner Sarah Aubrey insisted that he read the memoir by Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell during production on "Hancock," Berg locked himself in a conference room and finished Luttrell's recounting of the failed June 28, 2005 Seal Team 10 mission "Operation Red Wings" in one sitting. Luckily Luttrell liked "The Kingdom" and the two men hit it off. While Universal did agree to distribute the movie, Berg had to raise financing overseas, which wasn't hard with this ensemble. They filmed with constantly. »
- Anne Thompson
Though it's often said that good things are worth the wait, I admit to being pretty bummed to learn that Sinister director Scott Derrickson's next film wasn't going to be released until January of 2015. Thankfully, that long wait has just been slashed by nearly six months!
Screen Gems has just announced that they'll be releasing Beware the Night way ahead of schedule, putting it into theaters on July 2nd of next year. This move speaks volumes in regards to how confident they are about the movie, which they hope will scare up big time box office numbers, the way The Conjuring did this past summer. We shall see!
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star in Beware the Night alongside Eric Bana. The film re-teams Clint Culpepper’s Sony-based company with The Exorcism of Emily Rose tandem of Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman. The film is »
- John Squires
When a major project like Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey shifts its release date, that usually starts a ripple effect with other studios making changes to their slate. Sony Pictures has moved Sex Tape up from July 18, 2014 to the E.L. James adaptation's former release slot on August 1, 2014. The comedy, which stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple trying to locate their missing sex tape, will now go up against the James Brown biopic Get on Up and Marvel's Phase Two sequel Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sony has also moved up Beware the Night from its January 16, 2015 release to July 2, 2014, where it faces the Warner Bros. comedy Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon. Beware the Night, which stars Eric Bana, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale, follows a New York detective who investigates supernatural cases.
Finally, the studio has moved The Kitchen Sink from October 25, 2014 to January 9, 2015. The thriller »
After originally setting Scott Derrickson’s Beware the Night for a January 2015 release date, Sony will now release the movie in 2014. Those looking forward to this movie will be happy to hear that it will be released six months earlier on July 2nd, 2014. With this being a prime release spot, Sony must be confident in the movie and is likely hoping to replicate the success that The Conjuring saw last July.
Beware the Night stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. The script was written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, who previously worked together on The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, and tells the story of a cop that teams up with a local priest to battle demons:
[Plot details via Deadline] ”Bana plays an Irish Catholic cop working a case when he meets a renegade priest. Despite the cop’s beliefs, he’s convinced by the priest that there is a demonic »
- Jonathan James
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