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“Steve Jobs” takes the Centerpiece slot at the New York Film Festival this year

29 July 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Hot on the heels of the New York Film Festival announcing Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead as its Closing Night Selection (to go along with Robert ZemeckisThe Walk as its Opening Night pick), we now know what the Centerpiece will be, and it’s a big one. Despite some buzz about a few other titles, it’s the hotly anticipated biopic Steve Jobs, which is directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin, and stars Michael Fassbender. Talk about A-list star power, right? Since it was announced, this has been pegged as a big time Oscar hopeful, so landing one of the coveted three big spots at Nyff has done nothing to dissuade me of that notion. If you somehow don’t know who Steve Jobs is, this biopic should give you a sense of how important to the current technological culture he is. This look at the Apple »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch: Chris Pine Braves a Ferocious Storm in Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ Trailer

8 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Pine embarks on a suicide mission in the official trailer for Disney’s “The Finest Hours.”

Based on a true story, the film is set in 1952 in the wake of a treacherous storm that rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, leaving more than 30 sailors trapped inside. While first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) musters the courage to take control out at sea, Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Pine) sets out in a wooden lifeboat to save the crew.

From massive crashing waves to Pine’s romantic interest (played by Holliday Grainger) asserting agency in a room full of men, the leads must face multiple forms of fear to survive. In the trailer’s opening scene, Grainger foreshadows the film’s dramatic crux: “It scares me at night, that’s all,” she says, referring to the water. “You can’t see what’s underneath.” Pine replies in a heavy Boston accent, »

- Seth Kelley

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Chris Pine braves the storm in the first trailer for Disney’s The Finest Hours

8 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s release of the poster for the upcoming action-thriller, the first trailer for Disney’s The Finest Hours has arrived online. The film is based on the true story of what has been called the greatest small boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.

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 »

- Justin Cook

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The Finest Hours Trailer Chronicles the Most Daring Rescue in Coast Guard History

8 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney has released the first trailer for their thriller The Finest Hours, chronicling the true story of the most courageous small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. From director Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Lars and the Real Girl) the film stars Chris Pine as a Coast Guard Captain who leads a daring and ill-equipped rescue mission to save the crew of the SS Pendleton, an oil tanker literally ripped in half by a massive nor'easter. The film also stars Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana and arrives in IMAX 3D January 29, 2016. That is a pretty fantastic trailer. The scale is enormous and the hits are visceral; plus there's something about those sea-faring aquatic thrillers that immediately ratchet up the stakes. This looks like one of those immersive films I'll go out of my way to see in IMAX. You also can't argue with that cast. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Watch: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck & Ben Foster Fight To Survive In First Trailer For True Story Drama 'The Finest Hours'

8 July 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Get ready to get waterlogged at the multiplex. Movies out on the open water will be having a mini-moment in the next six months. Ron Howard's "In The Heart Of The Sea," originally scheduled for release this spring, now swims out into the holiday season later this year, and coming right after it will be "The Finest Hours." Both are based on true stories, and now the first trailer for the latter has arrived. Read More: The Assessment: Ron Howard's Directorial Career In 8 Movies  Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana, with Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "Fright Night") behind the camera, the story follows the crew of an oil tanker who must fight to survive after their ship is ripped in half during a vicious storm. Here's the official synopsis: On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First poster for Disney’s The Finest Hours

7 July 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of tomorrow’s trailer, Disney has released a first poster for upcoming action-thriller The Finest Hours, which tells the dramatic true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history…

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), Holliday Grainger (Cinderella), John Ortiz »

- Gary Collinson

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First Poster For The Finest Hours Is Here; Trailer To Debut On Wednesday

7 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney has released the first poster for The Finest Hours.

The trailer will debut Wednesday, July 8th at 9am Pdt at http://www.facebook.com/thefinesthoursmovie and watch it again during its broadcast debut on The Discovery Channel at 10Pm Edt / Pdt

A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 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.

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 »

- Melissa Thompson

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Must Watch: Full-Length Trailer for Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Movie

1 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We're not a pit crew at Daytona, this can't be fixed in seconds!" Universal has debuted a full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, starring Michael Fassbender as the innovator Steve Jobs. This doesn't exactly make him look like the nicest guy in the world, as the trailer seems to show quite a few extra moments through his long career, including very early on at Apple and an amusing tech failure with the original Os just before a conference. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vanessa Ross, John Ortiz and Adam Shapiro. I think this looks fantastic, really really excited to see it. Looks even better than I could have hoped. Enjoy! Here's the new full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, direct from Universal's YouTube: You can also still watch the first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs here, »

- Alex Billington

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Toretto, Dom Toretto: How Fast & Furious owes James Bond

8 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb on Fast & Furious and its debt to James Bond…

With the release of Fast and Furious 7 last week, it’s worth noting the key influences so far. Almost every escapade has actively appreciated the globe-trotting, explosive-heavy, expertly-produced James Bond series – and the seventh instalment is no different…

This is “007-style shit”, says Roman (Tyrese Gibson) in Fast & Furious 6 when introduced to a new task. In fact, he’d have to look a little earlier to see how big an influence James Bond has been. I’d go further and argue that the suave spy’s fifty-years of espionage is the biggest influence on the entire series so far. The initial set-up in The Fast and the Furious, with Brian (Paul Walker) as Bond (the undercover rogue-cop who can’t-be-contained) is merely scratching the surface as, film-by-film, the inspiration is clearer and we are more aware of »

- Simon Columb

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Ride or Die: A Complete History on the Evolution of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Franchise

3 April 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ride or die.” Those words only appear a few times in the franchise – most famously out of Vin Diesel’s gravelly baritone in Fast & Furious 6 – but they have become the personal motto for how this franchise has continued, grown, succeeded and become greater with each film. Today, Furious 7, the latest in the series will be released, and it’s a mark of achievement not only that they’ve made it to seven films, but that it only feels exciting for a seventh film about criminals racing cars to be released.  The Fast and the Furious franchise is unlike any franchise out there right now, as it has evolved from perfectly adequate popcorn films about criminals racing cars to superb and exhilarating blockbuster action films. No other franchise can say that they only began to hit their creative stride with the fifth film. To understand how we arrived at this point though, »

- Dylan Griffin

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The Drop Blu-ray Review

23 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Michaël R. Roskam

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 106 minues

Michael R. Roskam, best known for Bullhead, directs Dennis Lehane’s The Drop and presents us with a finely paced crime-drama that’s wrapped up with tempestuous grittiness. Lehane wrote the screenplay for his own short story ‘Animal Rescue’ and is the man behind Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, so you know you’ll get deep inside the characters.

Intensely brooding, Hardy plays New York bartender Bob, a simple and lonely guy who’s family runs the establishment that occasionally doubles up for a ‘drop’ bar, which means that sometimes it’s part of a circuit that exchanges money and nobody asks questions.

One day, when walking home from his job, he hears the whimpers of a dog and discovers a Pit-bull puppy in some bins, covered in blood. Picking the dog up, »

- Dan Bullock

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Duplass brothers look back on 'Togetherness' season 1

9 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Togetherness" finished up a terrific first season last night, with an episode that left several core relationships in uncertain places, and with a final scene that featured dynamite work from Melanie Lynskey and John Ortiz. Last week, I had a chance to speak with two of the show's three creators, brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, about the season. (I spoke with the other creator and co-star, Steve Zissis, back in February.) Various thoughts from them on the season, the experience of the longtime indie filmmakers producing their first TV show (after stints acting in other people's shows), plans for the future, and more, coming up just as soon as the movers are not a taxi service... You ended the season on several cliffhangers, including Michelle and David kissing while Brett is still driving up to see her. Why did you want to do that instead of bringing various stories to a temporary stopping place? »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Film Casting: Blossoms, Deadpool, Marion Cotillard in Assassin’S Creed [Updated]

14 February 2015 1:44 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Blossoms, Deadpool, Assassin’s Creed, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Steve Jobs John Ortiz has joined the cast of Universal PicturesSteve Jobs…Ortiz…will [...]

Continue reading: Film Casting: Blossoms, Deadpool, Marion Cotillard in Assassin’S Creed [Updated] »

- Rollo Tomasi

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The Drop | Blu-ray Review

11 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Coming off the white hot success of his hard hitting, Oscar nominated debut, Bullhead, Michaël Roskam signed on to helm a Hollywood backed crime film adapted by famed writer Dennis Lehane from the author’s own short story, Animal Rescue – an obvious next step that bears all the teetering weight that comes with the swagger of star power and the shimmer of golden statues. Though The Drop failed to live up to its sky high expectations upon world premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest last year, now that the hype has died down it’s recognizably a respectable attempt at roping cheap canine melodrama within a tightly wound yarn of underground corruption and long buried familiar dirty laundry.

Speaking of laundry, the criminal epicenter of Roskam’s tale stands as a seedy bar in Brooklyn where locals come to celebrate or drown their sorrows and the pub’s rough »

- Jordan M. Smith

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The Drop Blu-Ray Review

7 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dennis Lehane’s books have yielded some terrific crime dramas set in Boston, from Mystic River to Gone Baby Gone, so it’s more than a little strange to consider that for The Drop, Lehane’s first screenplay, he adapted his short story “Animal Rescue” but traded in Dorchester for the mean streets of Brooklyn.

Why he made the change is unclear, but the modified setting is doubly interesting given that The Drop still feels very much like a Boston drama despite a few explicit references to the Big Apple. There’s little by way of scale on display, unusual for a film set in sprawling NYC, and director Michaël R. Roskam (coming off Bullhead, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) infuses many shots with a chilly melancholy and pervasive foreboding that we’ve come to associate with good old Beantown (or at least Hollywood’s impression of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Film Feature: Global Hacking of ‘Blackhat’ is the Future of Action Movies

17 January 2015 8:19 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Blackhat” is a hacker’s auctioneer of high-tech and low-tech genre jolts, but its construction provides a thrill of its own - that of witnessing the next era of the action movie. With “Blackhat,” director Michael Mann introduces the new standards for the everlasting genre as it continues to reflect modern anxieties, giving leading roles to two entities that Hollywood has previously treated as supporting acts, hackers and the nation of China. Incredibly on-the-moment, “Blackhat” recognizes that computer whizzes are becoming the physical heroes our connected world needs, and China is the partner that Hollywood will increasingly rely on for business, especially in selling films that look like “Blackhat.”

Mann’s film is the story of a co-investigation between the United States and China. A Hong Kong nuclear power plant and Chicago’s Mercantile Trade Exchange have been attacked, nonetheless by a no-name, no-motive menace who has hacked into their systems. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Review: Hacker Thriller ‘Blackhat’ Has a Finger on the Enter Key

16 January 2015 4:28 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – A speedy film project can take about a year from conception to final cut; director Michael Mann’s wired-in thriller “Blackhat” might as well have been written, shot, and cut last month. Not just because of its epilogue to the rise and defeat of the Guardians of Peace, but for its modernity.

This is a tale of headline action specifically for January 16, 2015 and onward, in our new period of cyber terror.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

A thoroughly international project that reckons China’s importance to the American industry, “Blackhat” is the story of a co-investigation between the United States and China. A Hong Kong nuclear power plant and Chicago’s Mercantile Trade Exchange have been attacked, nonetheless by a no-name, no-motive menace who has hacked into their systems. A Chinese official named Chen Dawai (Leehom Wang) works alongside cyberterrorism agents in the FBI (played by Viola Davis and John Ortiz) to track the menace’s previous coding. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, January 16; What Will You See?

16 January 2015 7:59 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 16th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Wide Blackhat Director: Michael Mann Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Leehom Wang, Manny Montana, William Mapother, Archie Kao, Spencer Garrett, John Ortiz, Holt McCallany Synopsis: "Set within the world of global cybercrime, 'Blackhat' follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta." Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (8 reviews) Paddington Director: Paul King Cast: Ben WhishawNicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Matt King, Samuel Joslin, Ancuta Breaban, Daniel Westwood, Dominic Coleman Synopsis: "A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search »

- Steve Greene

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Review: Michael Mann's stupid cyberthriller 'Blackhat' strands Chris Hemsworth utterly

13 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are moments where a talented director makes a film so bad that you feel like you might need to go back to watch their earlier films just to make sure you weren't wrong when you liked them. "Blackhat" is the worst film Michael Mann has made since "The Keep," and I think given the choice between the two, I would happily watch "The Keep" again first. I am baffled by almost every moment of "Blackhat," and I'm struggling to make sense of where something goes this wrong. I haven't read the spec that Morgan Davis Foehl sold to the studio, but I know that Mann felt strongly that he deserved a co-writing credit on the film, one that the WGAw denied him after an arbitration. I'm not sure who to blame for the truly unfathomable narrative choices throughout, but I have to give Mann the final credit for creating »

- Drew McWeeny

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Review: Michael Mann's stupid cyberthriller 'Blackhat' strands Chris Hemsworth utterly

13 January 2015 3:40 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are moments where a talented director makes a film so bad that you feel like you might need to go back to watch their earlier films just to make sure you weren't wrong when you liked them. "Blackhat" is the worst film Michael Mann has made since "The Keep," and I think given the choice between the two, I would happily watch "The Keep" again first. I am baffled by almost every moment of "Blackhat," and I'm struggling to make sense of where something goes this wrong. I haven't read the spec that Morgan Davis Foehl sold to the studio, but I know that Mann felt strongly that he deserved a co-writing credit on the film, one that the WGAw denied him after an arbitration. I'm not sure who to blame for the truly unfathomable narrative choices throughout, but I have to give Mann the final credit for creating »

- Drew McWeeny

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