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Movie Review – The Finest Hours (2016)

1 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Finest Hours, 2016.

Directed by Craig Gillespie.

Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Graham McTavish, Michael Raymond-James, Beau Knapp, Josh Stewart, Abraham Benrubi, and Eric Bana.

Synopsis:

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

The aggrandizing and melodramatic delivery of The Finest Hours will surely put some viewers off, but there’s no denying that the period piece, dramatic recounting of what the film describes as “The most daring rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history” is pulled off with elegance and grace. One of cinema’s greatest abilities is the power to transport us to different times and places, and while that is successfully captured here (whether it be with 1950s wardrobes or vehicles), it is the personality of the characters »

- Robert Kojder

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' #1; Holdovers Make Up for Money Lost in the Snow

31 January 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Kung Fu Panda 3 reigns atop the weekend box office, bringing in more than enough to become the largest January animated opening of all-time. Meanwhile, fellow newcomers The Finest Hours, Fifty Shades of Black and Jane Got a Gun didn't fair so well as holdovers from last weekend make up for dollars lost due to last weekend's snowstorm. Not a single film in the top ten dropped more than 34% and the overall top twelve was up nearly 25% compared to last weekend, which is also a 46% improvement over the same weekend last year. With an estimated $41 million, Kung Fu Panda 3 crushed the previous January, animated opening weekend record of $19.4 million held by The Nut Job (2014). It's also bordering on a enough to become the second largest January opening of all-time, just shy of Ride Along's $41.5 million from 2014. Compared to the first two Panda films, the opening does signify yet another »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Chris Pine’s ‘Finest Hours’ Limps Out of Port With $375,000 at Thursday-Night Box Office

29 January 2016 8:41 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pine‘s “The Finest Hours” suffered a choppy start with $375,000 in its Thursday-night previews. The adventure-disaster film had a $70 million budget and is looking to make less than $10 million during its opening weekend. It is set to play in 3,143 locations. “The Finest Hours” stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck and is directed by Craig Gillespie. It recounts the real-life story of the Coast Guard trying to save the crew of two oil tankers off Cape Cod in 1952. Also Read: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to Give Leonardo DiCaprio Another Bear Beatdown at Box Office Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Finest Hours – The Review

28 January 2016 10:05 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Toss on the life jackets (or as they were called during WWII, “Mae Wests”) and prepare yourself for a nautical thriller, one “inspired by true events” (barely a month into 2016 and here’s the second “non-fiction” flick after 13 Hours). Now it’s not a wartime actioner with destroyers battling subs. As you may have gathered from the numerous TV spots, this story is more of “man versus Mother Nature” one, along the lines of The Perfect Storm from way back in 2000. Since then we’ve seen film heroes fighting storms and killer waves in Life Of Pi, All Is Lost, and the very recent (maybe six weeks) In The Heart Of The Sea. This new flick is not set a couple hundred years ago like that whale-hunting adventure, only 64 years next month. This is a tale of determination and courage exemplified by the Us Coast Guard in one of the most astounding sea rescues, »

- Jim Batts

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The Finest Hours Review

28 January 2016 2:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Traversing the dangerous waters of January release season is an unenviable task, but luckily, The Finest Hours represents a momentary break in this month-long storm. While Craig Gillespie’s voyage is no masterclass in seafaring cinema, he’s able to suitably navigate Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ source novelization with glimmers of cinematic gravitas.

It’s a larger-than-life story that unfolds with definite “Wow” factors, built on the shock and awe of sheer survival instincts. Writers Scott SilverPaul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson pay tribute to the unwavering resiliency of our heroes, but, in an expected turn of events, they also unnecessarily bloat the film with safe-coasting dramatics. Like I said, it’s a perfectly fine two hours at sea – nothing more, nothing less.

Chris Pine stars as the iron-willed Bernie Webber, a heroic Coast Guard angel who braved fierce conditions to save 32 stranded tanker crewmen in 1952. Only half »

- Matt Donato

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[Review] The Finest Hours

28 January 2016 9:11 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When at the end of Casablanca, Rick puts his unexpected sense of duty before love and tells Ilsa that their problems “don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world,” he might as well have been describing the biggest issue in Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours, a lush disaster film that assumes audiences will undoubtedly root for love at all costs, even if it’s just a device used to avoid constructing a solid dramatic structure. Gillespie allegedly set out to tell the story of the greatest small boat rescue mission in Coast Guard history, but in the process ended up making a film about the dullest marriage proposal of all time.

When the film begins it’s 1951 and shy Coast Guard officer Bernard Webber (Chris Pine) is en route to a blind date where he will meet Miriam Webber (Holliday Grainger). Miriam is introduced with »

- TFS Staff

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'The Finest Hours' Review: A Thrilling and Epic Tale of Heroism

28 January 2016 8:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Finest Hours is a rousing, old-fashioned tale of remarkable heroism and grit. A massive winter storm capsized the oil tanker SS Pendleton off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts on February 18, 1952. Unfortunately for them, another ship, the SS Fort Mercer had the same problem hours before. The Coast Guard sent a fleet of boats to the Fort Mercer, and then were caught completely off guard by the Pendleton disaster. Defying all conceivable odds, a crew of guardsmen led by Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), ventured into the storm and saved thirty-two men from the Pendleton. Based on the novel by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, The Finest Hours is the incredible true story of the greatest small craft rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history.

We're introduced to Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) on his first date with Miriam (Holliday Grainger). As the couple's courtship intensifies, Webber struggles with the idea »

- MovieWeb

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Snd boards Héctor Cabello Reyes’s 'An Indian Tale'

28 January 2016 7:19 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cross-cultural tale features India’s Million Dollar Arm star Pitobash oppposite Benoît Poelvoorde.

Snd has boarded Chilean director Héctor Cabello Reyes’s debut feature An Indian Tale (Un Conte Indien), a French-language cross-cultural comedy about an unexpected friendship between a disgruntled French man and homesick Indian immigrant.

Benoît Poelvoorde actor is set to play Pierre, a grumpy bachelor living in a small town in the north of France, who strikes up a friendship with homesick Indian Ajit, played by Indian actor Pitobash, when a cow falling from the sky causes their paths to cross.

Popular Belgian actors Poelvoorde’s recent credits include The Brand New Testament and he is soon to be seen in Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s Saint Amour which will premiere at the Berlinale.

Indian actor Pitobash is best known internationally for his role in Craig Gillespie’s Million Dollar Arm about a sports agent who tries to recruit Indian cricket players to Us Major »

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“The Finest Hours” offers up an early year theatrical surprise

27 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As I’ve mentioned more than once here, January is not known for being an especially strong month for movies. At the same time, recent years have offered up a few more intriguing things than usual, with this weekend being just the latest example with Disney’s release of The Finest Hours. This high seas adventure is probably something that would have gotten lost in the shuffle during awards season or the summer blockbuster season, but as an early year release, it does have some potential to break through and be an under the radar hit. It’s nothing to go too crazy over, but it’s enjoyable and better than expected, so those of you who have seen all of the Oscar contenders might find this an intriguing option to consider… The film is a look at a true life Coast Guard rescue in 1952. When a pair of oil »

- Joey Magidson

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Review: 'The Finest Hours' Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, And More

26 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

An old-fashioned tale of heroism in the face of insurmountable odds, “The Finest Hours” is never less than aggressively hokey and manipulatively sentimental — and, in the end, better off for it. Like director Craig Gillespie’s prior “Million Dollar Arm,” this Disney production concerns a based-on-real-events affair, in this case the daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue of the crewmen of the SS Pendleton, an enormous tanker that was literally severed in two during a brutal February nor’easter. That seemingly impossible mission is undertaken by four brave Coast Guardsmen led by Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), a reserved young man whose respectfulness toward women is matched by his adherence to rules and regulations. As embodied by Pine, he’s a soft-spoken do-gooder, and one whose prior failure to save a group of sailors provides him with added motivation to brave the treacherous storm. Read More: Review: 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm, »

- Nick Schager

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Fright Night

25 January 2016 6:17 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’re back to dissect another remake and this time we’re taking a bite out of a vampire movie. The original version was a classic but the remake does not quite measure up. This week, Cinelinx looks at Fright Night (2011).

When the remake of the classic vampire film Fright Night (1985) came out in 2011, the initial  reaction was very positive because it was such a relief to have truly evil vampires back. After the brooding and sparking vampires of Twilight started a trend of angst-ridden or lovelorn or depressed vampires, fans were thrilled that the blood-sucking antagonist of director Craig Gillespie's new Fright Night remake and his fellow vamps were hard-core predators with no reservations about chowing down on their next-door neighbor. The Fright Night creatures-of-the-night were more Dracula than Edward. It was good to have the badness back. However, upon reflection, the 2011 version doesn’t hold up that well. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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New poster and extended IMAX trailer for Disney’s The Finest Hours

23 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just under a week to go before its Us release, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted an extended IMAX trailer for director Craig Gillespie’s upcoming disaster drama The Finest Hours, along with a new poster featuring Chris Pine. Check them out here…

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. “The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) and stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Casey Affleck »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Chris Pine Goes On A Rescue Mission In 4-Minute IMAX Trailer For 'The Finest Hours' Plus New Clips

20 January 2016 9:56 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With one foot in the space opera world of "Star Trek" as Captain James T. Kirk and another about to step into the DC Extended Universe with his role as Col. Steve Trevor in "Wonder Woman," Chris Pine is still committed to making non-fantastical movies. The actor has credited Disney, which has more than enough on its plate with Marvel and "Star Wars" fare, for rolling the dice on "The Finest Hours," the sort of movie that many studios would decline to make these days. "...it is a rarity, a big studio spending $80 million on a one-off period motion picture that doesn’t have a cape," Pine told the Toronto Sun. But don't let the words "period picture" mislead you —there is plenty of spectacle in this drama, and a supersized IMAX trailer is here to show you what's coming. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Finest Hours In St. Louis

19 January 2016 9:06 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Finiest Hours is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard.

Wamg has your passes to the heroic action-thriller featuring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana.

Directed by Craig Gillespie, Disney’s The Finest Hours storms into theaters on January 29, 2016.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win a pass (Good for 2) to the advance screening of The Finest Hours on Wednesday, January 27 at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

We will contact the winners by email.

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Eric Bana and Ben Foster previously co-starred in which 2013 film?

To Enter, Add Your Name, Answer And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

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1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Day Of The Screening.

2. A pass does not guarantee a seat at a screening. Seating is on a first-come, »

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Film Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

18 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Finest Hours” tells the story of a little-known yet fairly incredible 1950s rescue mission, in which a four-man band of Coast Guard troops went above and beyond the call of duty, steering out into impossible sea conditions in the dead of night to reach a crippled oil tanker. So perhaps the worst one could say about Craig Gillespie’s film is that, rather than their finest hours, the whole cast and crew all put in a solid shift at the office making the movie, producing a perfectly entertaining, sometimes quite well-crafted disaster drama that nonetheless retreats from the memory almost as soon as the credits roll. The disappointing returns for Ron Howard’s recent seafaring saga “In the Heart of the Sea” should give the producers pause, but the film certainly offers enough to provide a modest-sized audience with some respite from the horrors of the January multiplex.

Like “The Perfect Storm, »

- Andrew Barker

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Special Look trailer for Disney’s The Finest Hours

15 January 2016 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go before its Us release, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new special look trailer for director Craig Gillespie’s upcoming disaster drama The Finest Hours. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. “The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) and stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Casey Affleck (Interstellar), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor »

- Amie Cranswick

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Chris Pine Dives Into The Deep Blue In Intense Trailer For The Finest Hours

12 January 2016 8:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Left at the mercy of mother nature, in 1952 oil tanker SS Pendleton was left stricken off the eastern seaboard in the face of a fierce nor’easter, tossed about like a kite dancing in hurricane-force winds and 60-foot high waves. Such an intense storm lead to one of the most daring small boat rescues in coast guard history, and it’s little wonder why it hasn’t been projected onto the silver screen long before Craig Gillespie and The Finest Hours appeared on the horizon.

Nevertheless, with little over two weeks until release, Disney has debuted a new promo for the real-life maritime thriller, placing first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) in the eye of the storm so to speak as the only senior officer on board. When disaster strikes, the crew quickly realize that they have three hours tops before the ravaged ship plunges to the depths of the North Atlantic, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Brotherhood’ featurette for Disney’s The Finest Hours

8 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release at the end of the month, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a new featurette for director Craig Gillespie’s upcoming disaster drama The Finest Hours entitled ‘Brotherhood’. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Finest Hours

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. “The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) and stars Chris Pine »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Disney's 'The Finest Hours' Featurette Offers Glimpses of Peril and Redemption

7 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Lars and the Real Girl" and "Million Dollar Arm" director Craig Gillespie discusses the trials and tribulations of Disney's latest maritime disaster thriller, "The Finest Hours" in the Disney's latest featurette (see below). Starring Chris Pine—who could use a hit away from the "Star Trek" universe—Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben FosterHolliday Grainger and John Ortiz, "The Finest Hours" relives the perilous rescue mission led by the U.S. Coast Guard to save the lives of First Assistant Ray Sybert's (Casey Affleck) 30 sailors, stranded aboard a T-2 oil tanker, the SS Pendleton, bound for Boston during one of the worst Northeastern storms ever recorded in U.S. history. Despite the odds, four brave men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out to recover the doomed seamen from harm's way. Disney's "The Finest Hour" sets sail in theaters January 29th, 2016. Read More: Disney's Maritime »

- Ruben Guevara

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Chris Pine And Casey Affleck Talk The Finest Hours In New Featurette

7 January 2016 12:47 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the new featurette from the heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours featuring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Kyle Gallery, John Magaro and director Craig Gillespie talking about the spirit of camaraderie on set and praising the real-life heroes behind the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to »

- Michelle McCue

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