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18 items from 2016


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 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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Togetherness: Season Two Premieres Feb 21st; Watch Trailer from HBO

28 January 2016 12:21 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, watch the trailer for the eight-episode second season of HBO's Togetherness TV series. Above, check out the official season two poster. Togetherness features a makeshift family of people at their best, when they stick together.

The cast of Togetherness includes: writer, director, and producer Mark Duplass as Brett Pierson. Also starring are: Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, Steve Zissis, and Abby Ryder Fortson. Season two guest stars include: Peter Gallagher, John Ortiz, Joshua Leonard, Ginger Gonzaga, Emily Althaus, and Katie Aselton.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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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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Dennis Quaid’s ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Gets January 2017 Release

25 January 2016 12:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has set a Jan. 27, 2017, release date in the U.S. for Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” starring Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton and Britt Robertson.

Based on the bestselling 2010 novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose” is directed by Lasse Hallström (“The 100-Foot Journey”) and centered on one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he loves by teaching them to laugh and love.

The book is written in the voice of a dog who is reincarnated several times. The dog’s names given by his human owners include Toby, Bailey, Ellie, Bear and Buddy.

K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall also star.

Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls”) is the producer. The film is executive produced by Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian.

Bradley Cooper has been in talks to »

- Dave McNary

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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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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: New Trailer For HBO's 'Togetherness' Season 2 Looks To The Future

8 January 2016 2:04 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

You can keep Westeros, roll with Saul, and return to the wintry plains of the midwest — for me, my most anticipated show of the year takes place in the suburbs of Los Angeles and focuses on middle class people just trying to keep their shit together. "Togetherness" is back next month, and HBO has unveiled a new trailer that has me hooked already. Read More: 'Togetherness' Breaks Out The Big Guns In First Trailer For Season 2 The next batch of episodes will follow Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) as they try to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children (and Michelle's attraction to John Ortiz's David). Meanwhile, both Brett’s friend, Alex (Steve Zissis), and Michelle’s sister, Tina (Amanda Peet), move in with them, causing the potential for friction to increase. "Togetherness" returns on February 21st. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Trailer For HBO's 'Togetherness' Season 2 Looks To The Future

8 January 2016 2:04 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can keep Westeros, roll with Saul, and return to the wintry plains of the midwest — for me, my most anticipated show of the year takes place in the suburbs of Los Angeles and focuses on middle class people just trying to keep their shit together. "Togetherness" is back next month, and HBO has unveiled a new trailer that has me hooked already. Read More: 'Togetherness' Breaks Out The Big Guns In First Trailer For Season 2 The next batch of episodes will follow Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) as they try to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children (and Michelle's attraction to John Ortiz's David). Meanwhile, both Brett’s friend, Alex (Steve Zissis), and Michelle’s sister, Tina (Amanda Peet), move in with them, causing the potential for friction to increase. "Togetherness" returns on February 21st. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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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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Disney’s The Finest Hours Gets A New Featurette

7 January 2016 1:28 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. The new movie stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana. “The Finest Hours” hits theaters on January 29.

The post Disney’s The Finest Hours Gets A New Featurette appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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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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'The Finest Hours' Set Visit Part 2 with Ben Foster and Kyle Gallner

6 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney will continue box office domination with the January 29th release of The Finest Hours. It is the incredible true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most dangerous sea rescue. The film is an adaptation of the best selling book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. In the winter of 1952, a powerful nor'easter capsized the oil tankers, SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer, off the coast of Massachusetts. A group of intrepid sailors, led by Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), took a rescue boat into the storm.

Movieweb was invited to the set of The Finest Hours in Quincy, Massachusetts in November of 2014. The production was fairly secretive at this point. Apart from the title, which was obviously correlated to the book, I had no idea what to expect on this trip. What we saw that day was knock your socks off amazing, filmmaking on an epic scale.

It's »

- MovieWeb

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