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Starring Oscar winners Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan), the film premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and is being released by Broad Green Pictures.
Bale plays a “bewildered man in a life of Hollywood excess.” Antonio Banderas (Automata), Brian Dennehy (Romeo & Juliet), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Imogen Poots (She’s Funny That Way) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) are set to co-star in the film, if they make the cut through Malick’s rigorous editing process.
- Scott J. Davis
Get ready to travel to the summit the highest point—and most dangerous place—on Earth: Mount 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.
Experience Everest first in IMAX 3D and on premium large-format 3D screens, as well as in standard 2D and 3D on September 18; everywhere Sept. 25.
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- Movie Geeks
From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)
September 18 (Friday)
About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros
Terminator: Genisys attempted to retcon what we all know and love about the first two Terminator films by having John Connor (Jason Clarke) send soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time, who then discovers that Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is more than prepared to fend for herself, having been raised by a paternal T-800 “Pops” (Arnold Schwarzenegger). The story (d)evolves from there,... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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
The thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.
In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, The Divergent Series) is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke, Everest) to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”). However, this time unexpected events have altered the past and threaten the future for all mankind. Now Reese must join forces with Sarah and her “Guardian” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save the world and stop the next evolution of Terminators.
- Michelle McCue
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced plans to bring Terminatior Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke first to Digital HD on October 20, 2015. The Terminatior Genisys Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, On Demand and DVD versions release date falls a little later on November 10.
Terminatior Genisys was released theatrically this past summer as both a continuation and reboot of the original Terminator franchise. Using Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator as the connective tissue, Terminatior Genisys came out the gate flat at the North American box office where it has under performed to the tune of $89.4 million to date.
Overseas is another story where Schwarzenegger's appeal and the Sci-fi storyline have delivered over $320 million in ticket sales thus far. It's too early to know whether those totals will be enough to warrant a sequel, but there's clearly demand for additional films in other markets -- especially China.
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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
Paramount's reboot of the Terminator franchise brought back the classic characters earlier this Summer, and now they've announced when you'll be able to take Genisys home on blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it.
If you missed out on Terminator Genisys in theaters this Summer, you'll get your chance to check it out (or watch it again) when it hits blu-ray on November 10th (or you can watch it early with the digital release on October 20th). Check out all the details below:
Called “one of the best action movies of the year” (Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee), the thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
As his film about the ill-fated 1996 expedition opens the Venice film festival, director Baltasar Kormákur explains how he and his cast coped with difficult conditions and delicate subject matter
Imported snow from Holland was among the secret weapons deployed by Everest director Baltasar Kormákur in his quest to make his 3D film about the disastrous 1996 expedition, when eight climbers died on the world’s highest mountain, as realistic as possible. “It was the real stuff, minus 60 degrees; when we were shooting at Pinewood, we blasted it in their faces as hard as we could.”
“I wanted the actors to respond to the environment,” Kormákur said. “The more you draw from reality, the more likely you are to get reality.” Everest, which features Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal as Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, leaders of rival expeditions on the mountain, both of whom died in the tragedy, has been given »
- Andrew Pulver
In 1996, eight climbers lost their lives as they struggled to reach the top of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Baltasar Kormakur ("2 Guns") has turned their epic journey into the fall release "Everest," which has its world premiere Wednesday (Sept. 2) as the opening night attraction of this year's Venice film festival. This Universal release was shot on location in Nepal prior to the recent devastating earthquake. (Below, watch the gripping trailer for the 3D IMAX version due out Sept. 18.) -Break- Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke play Scott Fischer and Rob Hall, rivals who lead separate teams of amateur climbers to the top. When an unexpected snowstorm strands them midway, the competitors are forced to come together to save as many of their teams as they can. Among these are people played by past Oscar nominees Josh Brolin and John Hawkes while Sam Worthington is expert Guy Cotter who warns o. »
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
Jake Gyllenhaal was not as widely praised for his boxing drama Southpaw as some predicted, but could Everest be his savior? The film about a group of adventurers fighting to survive the mountain and its dangers recently screened at the Venice Film Festival. The first reviews are in and critics are trying to flush out whether Everest will rise as an early contender of the 2016 Oscar race. Everest stars Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, and Elizabeth Debicki in a "based on a true story" about a climbing expedition gone wrong on Mt. Everest. Two groups of adventurers converge in an attempt to reach the peak. While the climb up is manageable, the climb back down turns deadly when a snowy storm hits and leaves them all trapped. The film is based on a group of eight climbers who were in this scenario in 1996 and, »
Venice – Is Jake Gyllenhaal a glutton for physical punishment? In “Southpaw” he played a boxer and took a whupping. In Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest,” which opens the 72nd Venice Festival on Wednesday, he shot scenes at temperatures that were way below zero.
To re-create the Everest climb, nearly all the key cast went to the mountain, trudging up to near Base Camp.
“Everest” is based on the disastrous 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead. Gyllenhaal takes on the key role of Scott Fischer, a great climber — the first American to summit the 27,940-foot Lhotse, just across from Everest — and one of the two expedition leaders.
A cool dude, fun-loving and a poster boy for big Himalayan mountain climbing, Gyllenhaal’s Fischer is first met sunbathing at base camp, with seemingly not a care in the world.
Wrong: Attempting to run an expedition, shuttle climbers up and down the highest mountain on Earth, »
- John Hopewell
Any thoughts that Baltasar Kormákur may have bitten off more than he could chew in attempting to recreate the 1996 disaster on Everest are swept away by an avalanche of live action derring-do, extraordinary 3D visuals and heart-in-mouth drama. As openers go, Venice has bagged a commercial film that packs a serious punch. Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal play the two accomplished climbers, New Zealander Rob Hall and American Scott Fischer, who led high-end tours to the summit of the mountain. The question of whether it's advisable to take amateurs, even avid climbers, on such an arduous and risky adventure is a moot point, which the film doesn't shy away from. As one hardened pro muses, "the last word always belongs to the mountain." Yet it's impossible to leave the film without the bitter realization that human frailty and folly played its part. Kormákur, then, has played a good hand, combining »
- Demetrios Matheou
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
Project is set up at Kormakur’s Rvk Studios and Scott Free. Set in a galaxy of 7,800 star systems more than 21,000 years in the future, “Eve Online” is a massive multi-player role-playing game. Per Kormakur, who purchased the “Eve Online” TV adaptation rights from publisher Ccp Games, Rvk and Scott Free are currently in talks with potential financiers with the aim of creating a series pilot.
Shot in 3D with Dolby Atmos sound and bowing Sept. 18 in the U.S on Imax 3D and premium large format 3D screens, »
- John Hopewell
The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And not just because the skinny sandbar of the Lido is a lot less alluringly balmy in February.) As the American awards season has expanded, in the last couple of decades, into a six-month industry of promotion as restless as the speculation that surrounds it, this most venerably refined of festivals has become its near-accidental starting block.
Expense and distance protect it from the fever-pitch Oscar conversation that intensifies at Telluride and Toronto mere days after Venice raises its curtain, but these aren’t soundproof barriers: In an era when a film’s fate can be sealed on Twitter mere minutes after it first screens, contenders are swiftly anointed and annihilated in the Italian heat. Reigning Best Picture winner “Birdman »
- Guy Lodge
Join director Baltasar Kormákur and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke as they discuss their film Everest and what it truly represents to those who brave the dangerous conditions, high altitudes and unpredictable weather to reach the summit of the magnificent mountain. Watch "Climbing Everest," an exclusive video that takes you behind the scenes of this epic thriller that reaches theaters September 18.
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