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I love a good cinematic surprise, and boy oh boy did I get one last week when I saw Creed. This sixth sequel in the Rocky franchise is also a spinoff, focusing on the son of Apollo Creed as opposed to just Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. It’s also one of the best movies of the year so far, masterfully done by filmmaker Ryan Coogler. I expected very little, but this film blew me away. It’s now something that I consider a dark horse awards player, in particular for Stallone. Hard to believe, I know, but believe. The flick is out today and is a must see, so hopefully I can convince you now… The film centers on Adonis Johnson (Jordan), who finds out he’s the son of Apollo Creed and sets off to follow in his father’s footsteps. He tracks down retired and broken down »
- Joey Magidson
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, November 27. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide Creed Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Hans Marrero, Will Blagrove Synopsis: "Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, »
- Steve Greene
Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson
In my original review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies I said that I felt that some scenes felt a little rushed, so with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition I was interested to see how the film would feel. All I will say is that I was pleasantly surprised…
With Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) defeated and the Dwarves held up in the Lonely Mountain armies from around Middle-Earth converge to do battle over both the gold and the strategically important landmark. With Gandalf (Ian McKellen »
- Paul Metcalf
Back in August, Warner Bros. announced an R-rated Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which debuted on Digital HD last month and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD November 17. No details were given as to why this version was R-rated, but Youtube user Joshalots has posted a 15-minute video with new scenes from this edition, which helps illustrated why this was given the restrictive rating. There is a lot more blood and guts in this video than we saw in the theatrical edition, and we also get a new scene towards the end, which shows what happens to the cowardly Alfrid (Ryan Gage), who tried to escape the battle by dressing up as a woman.
The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »
Braving hurricane-force winds and 60-foot high waves, earlier this week we got a peek at the fierce intensity that Craig Gillespie is bringing to real-life maritime drama The Finest Hours, but what of the real heroes that scrambled to save the survivors of the SS Pendleton in 1952?
Walt Disney Pictures has answered that question today with a new featurette for the Oscar hopeful, chronicling the unflinching bravery and courage displayed by the North Eastern coast guard who risked their lives in order to pluck the seaman from the bitter cold waters of the North Atlantic. Leading the charge is Chris Pine’s Captain Bernie Webber, who literally goes through Hell and high water in order to rescue first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) and his trapped, frightened crew.
- Michael Briers
"Every fella here wants to live, the only way that happens is if we work together!" Disney has debuted a second trailer for The Finest Hours, the Coast Guard drama starring Chris Pine as a young member of the Coast Guard who goes on a daring rescue in the 1950s. This trailer is timed for release on Veteran's Day in the United States, though this is more than just a story about dedicated, hard-working veterans. The full cast includes Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger and Graham McTavish. This looks like a very intense, very riveting story of an incredible rescue at sea. I'm quite interested to see how it all plays out. Here's the second official trailer for Craig Gillespie's The Finest Hours, direct from Disney's YouTube: You can also still watch the first official trailer for The Finest Hours here, to catch even more footage. The Coast »
- Alex Billington
Based on the incredible true story is a phrase so often affixed to a hearty Oscar contender, and Craig Gillespie’s upcoming maritime thriller The Finest Hours is no different. As a matter of fact, in bumping Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book into April of next year, Disney steered Gillespie’s feature into the thick of awards season.
It’s by no means the only thriller of its kind competing for Oscar glory, though, with Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea also eyeing Academy recognition, though rather than coming face-to-face with a sperm whale of colossal size, The Finest Hours reads like a more focused, real-life thriller, charting the phenomenal bravery of the North Eastern coast guard in 1952.
It was here that a fierce storm hit New England and ripped the SS Pendleton into two, scattering its crew into the bitter-cold waters of the North Atlantic. »
- Michael Briers
Time travel? World War II? Hunky Scottish Warriors? If your answer was ‘yes’ to any of those, the television series Outlander is probably worth a watch.
The epic sci-fi adventure explores the relationships of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a World War II nurse, who inexplicably travels back in time to 18th Century Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous Scottish warrior. How’s that for a niche? The series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s #1 New York Times best-seller of the same name, which The Flickering Myth Movie Show will have a few copies of to give away this Sunday (stay tuned…)
For now, though, you’ll have to make do with these two exclusive clips from the series’ Season One Blu-ray and DVD release, which is out now.
Here’s some more information on the home entertainment release…
The epic adventure Outlander: Season One arrives »
- Oli Davis
Love it or loathe it, Sylvester Stallone birthed an enduring legacy with the Rocky franchise, moulding an underdog story like no other that quickly became part and parcel of its generation. And though a couple of middling sequels threatened to undermine that legendary status – Rocky Balboa, we’re looking at you – there’s no doubting that the boxing sub-genre in cinema will always be cognisant of the Itallion Stallion.
Case in point? Creed director Ryan Coogler. Growing up in the shadow of Stallone’s beloved series, the filmmaker was pining to pen his own chapter in the longstanding franchise, and as today’s featurette attests, the former Itallion Stallion was sold on his pitch alone, and it wasn’t long before the torch was passed.
- Michael Briers
When Creed was announced, eye rolls ensued across the internet. No one expected much from what initially sounded like a poor excuse to make another Rocky movie, but as the cast was assembled and the first footage was shown off in an emotional trailer, it became clear that this is a movie which is well worth getting excited about.
Chronicle and Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan will play Adonis Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo (played by Carl Weathers in the original movies). Sylvester Stallone, meanwhile, reprises his role as Rocky Balboa and the film will follow Adonis after he discovers that he has a talent for boxing, leading to him tracking down Rocky and asking him to become his trainer/mentor.
- Josh Wilding
"Your father was special. I don't know if you are." Warner Bros has unveiled a new TV spot, the first spot for this movie, as well as the official poster for Ryan Coogler's Creed. This boxing drama stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, Apollo's son, who decides to step back into the ring and live up to his father's legacy. Sylvester Stallone also stars, along with Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad. After two excellent trailers so far this is one of my most anticipated films left to see this year. The poster seems to be lacking, very basic and unexciting, but I'm not worried about the film living up to expectations. I've got high hopes for Ryan Coogler, with this film and beyond. In theaters in two months. Here's the new TV spot + official poster for Ryan Coogler's Creed, direct from WB's YouTube »
- Alex Billington
With the November 25 release date just around the corner, Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for their Rocky spinoff Creed. This video features much more footage than the first trailer released back in June, which teases that Sylvester Stallone's iconic character Rocky Balboa has lost everyone in his life, including Pauly, who has passed away. We also watch as Rocky tries to transform Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) from a street brawler to a championship-caliber boxer.
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite »
The film sees the aspiring boxer seek out Rocky's help, eventually managing to persuade him to come out of retirement.
Adonis has a talent for boxing as he's the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo - who died in the ring before he was born.
The film is due to hit cinemas in the Us on November 25 and November 27 in the UK. »
Your legacy is more than a name. Warner Bros has debuted the second official trailer for Ryan Coogler's Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son Adonis. Sylvester Stallone also appears in this as Rocky, and helps train Adonis to become a champion boxer. As great as the first trailer was, this new one is possibly even better, really hitting with the emotion and the action. I'm looking forward to this one quite a bit, especially because I'm a very big fan of Ryan Coogler and feel like he's a talented filmmaker to watch. The cast includes Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad. See below. Here's the second official trailer for Ryan Coogler's Creed, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube: Creed is directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) from a script he co-wrote with Aaron Covington. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his father, »
- Alex Billington
With Floyd Mayweather packing in audiences, boxing is back in a big way, and the line-up at multiplexes reflects that: we’ve already had “Southpaw” this year, and next year will see both Miles Teller and Edgar Ramirez donning the gloves and shorts. But undoubtedly the highest profile is “Creed,” which continues the biggest and longest-running series in the genre: “Rocky.” As the title might suggest, the focus has shifted in the new film from Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”). The central character is Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the talented but reckless son of Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers in the earlier films), with Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky now working as his trainer who has been stricken by cancer. Buzz has been building on the picture for a while, and with the release now only a few months off, Warner Bros has debuted a new trailer for the movie, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of The Hobbit Trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday, October 5; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday, October 7; and The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies on Tuesday, October 13. Each of the features will play at 7:30 p.m. local time. This is the first time that the extended editions have been shown in movie theaters, including the never-before-seen extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. In addition to the events, there will be a special on-screen introduction from the Trilogy's director, co-screenwriter and producer Peter Jackson. To celebrate this announcement, Warner Bros. Online has released a new trailer for this three-night theatrical event that any fan of The Hobbit trilogy shouldn't miss.
We reported yesterday that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »
“The Hobbit” film trilogy stars Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Craig Hall, and Stephen Fry, with Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, and Stephen Hunter. “The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition” will hit theaters everywhere on October 5 (An Unexpected Journey), October 7 (The Desolation of Smaug), and October 13 (The Battle of the Five Armies).
The post The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition Gets A New Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Yesterday, it was announced that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is getting an R rated extended edition release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this November. But fans who want to see it early and on the big screen are getting that chance. We have a new The Hobbit extended edition trilogy trailer, and it shows off some of the new, never-before-seen moments from the final chapter in this epic fantasy saga. And we have have new information on when and where the movie will be playing this fall as part of a bigger theatrical event.
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring The Hobbit Trilogy back to select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive series of three in-theater events. The three movies include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on October 5, 2015; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015; and the world »
Earlier this month it was revealed that the customary extended edition of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be rated R for “some violence”, and now Warner Bros. has released the official details for the Blu-ray and DVD release.
The extended edition will include an additional twenty minutes of footage, as well as nine hours of brand new special features, including:
– The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and Xii showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
– New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
- Gary Collinson
The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an all-new R rated Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan's collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.
In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, »
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