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After a scare last year, Tropfest returns on February 14 and will be broadcast on Sbs 2..
The broadcast from Sydney.s Centennial Park kicks off at 9.00pm. »
- Staff Writer
A bunch of major 2017 releases are gearing up to begin production and today My Entertainment World has offered a breakdown of when these major tentpoles are going to shoot.
First up, Rupert Sanders' live-action film adaptation of the celebrated anime "Ghost in the Shell" will reportedly begin production this month and will shoot in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai. It is slated to be released March 31st 2017.
"Fifty Shades Darker" also begins production this month in Vancouver before a Valentine's Day 2017 release.
The "Avatar" sequel is targeting a mid-late April start of filming in New Zealand. James Cameronhelms the project which has Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang set to return.
Next, the third "Wolverine" film will begin shooting April 25th »
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox
Considering that Avatar 2’s release date recently disappeared from its original slot of December next year, it was widely considered that the reason was James Cameron being nowhere near ready to start filming. That school of thought is about to be adjusted, as production is set to start in April in New Zealand.
With the production start date firmly in place, expect a slew of casting announcements to follow. Sam Worthington is probably thanking the high heavens, considering his Hollywood career is currently circling the drain. He’s been relegated to bit parts in big productions, last seen climbing the kiddie slopes of the mountain adjacent to Everest last year whilst Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal got to play on the big boy peaks.
Cameron has previously been open about the fact that the sequel will either focus on or feature the oceans of Pandora, moving »
- Dan Woburn
CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win one of four Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra-Violet Combo copies of Everest starring Jason Clarke Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman Hill, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, and Josh Brolin.
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One of the trailers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the latest to ignite grumbles about just how much is given away in promos for movies.
This list looks at 25 films where the trailer has given away more than it really should in its promos - and it goes without saying that spoilers lie ahead for each of the movies. Don't read or click on individual entries of films you've not seen if you don't want to be spoiler sullied!
25. Jurassic World
Director Colin Trevorrow was amongst those who expressed disappointment at this one particular promo for Jurassic World. In it, we see Chris Pratt riding on his motorbike, alongside velcoraptors that surprisingly don't appear to be eating him. Presented out of context, the scene just looked a little daft. But »
Our countdown of the top 100 films of the 21st Century (so far) concludes here with the top 25.
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The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn »
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Avatar's Sam Worthington is not done with epic, military science fiction just yet. Last year it was announced that he would star alongside the lovely and talented UK actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) in an ambitious project called The Titan.
The film, which sees Worthington's family "relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space," promises to take on big themes. It is based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and written by Max Hurwitz (AMC's Hell on Wheels).
Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human bei [Continued ...] »
Even before the arrival of The Force Awakens, James Cameron’s blue-tinged box office king was continually thrust into the spotlight as the proverbial milemarker that J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster had to surpass, with analysts pouring over every ebb and flow in the weekly box office records. Alas, currently simmering north of $1.8 billion worldwide, outside of a rerelease further down the line it seems unlikely that The Force Awakens will topple Avatar after all.
Make no mistake, though, it’s Disney’s rejuvenated franchise that currently has a tight rein on the sci-fi mindshare. Case in point: Barely a few days after news surfaced that the House of Mouse would delay Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII back to December 15, 2017, The Wrap brings word that Avatar 2 has bowed out of its Christmas 2017 release window.
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Speculative reports may have pegged the long-gestating sequel for a »
- Michael Briers
James Cameron's "Avatar 2" is the first film of a planned trilogy with actors Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang set to return. Cameron, along with his producing partner John Landau, are producing all three films through their production banner, Lightstorm Entertainment. Sources say Fox has no official release date for the sequel as of now including the two sequels which were being eyed for a holiday 2018 and 2019 release. A chief executive at Fox commented on the second delay on the films saying, "James Cameron has his own pace."
Another red flag for Fox releasing "Avatar 2" during Christmas 2017 was Disney and Lucasfilm announcing yesterday that they have pushed back the release date for director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" from May 26th, »
- J.B. Casas
Via The Wrap, the sequel to the highest grossing film of all time will not be ready for a holiday 2017 release. Previously, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, the stars of the original film, had signed a three-picture deal with Cameron and 20th Century Fox in 2014 for a planned trilogy of Avatar films Cameron intended to shoot back-to-back-to-back. The sequel was also originally planned for a Christmas release this year before being pushed back to Christmas 2017. Even with those plans, though, a script was never finished or production start finalized.
What makes this move so intriguing is Cameron and Fox’s recent comments in the last several months that everything was on track for a 2017 release. However, Cameron »
- Ricky Church
Arriving on Blu-ray this week is Baltasar Kormákur‘s adventure drama Everest, starring Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and many more. We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give away one (1) Blu-ray of the film and a promotional Everest carabiner. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Wednesday, January 27th.
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Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human endurance collide at the top of the world in the white-knuckle adventure Everest, coming to Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 19, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Following a pair of expeditions to the highest point – and most dangerous place – on Earth, Everest captures the brutal majesty of the deadly peak, and the boundless courage required to conquer it, with breathtaking cinematography and spectacular storytelling. Exclusive extras make Everest a can’t-miss, must-own event, bringing viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the film, as well as astonishing insights about the real-life 1996 summit attempt that inspired it.
Wamg is giving away copies of the film to celebrate the Blu-ray/DVD release.
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- Movie Geeks
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Real-life recreations are most definitely in favour at the moment and human survival stories are always a smart choice, so can Everest climb the metaphorical mountain of interest? Well, it definitely gives us a strong, believable visual representation of the both the glory and misery of the mighty peak but, most importantly, presents its lead characters as real, every-day people, which is exactly who they were at the moment all that comes occurred.
The film follows two specific expeditions from the bottom to the top and although isn’t a exact real-telling of the 1996 climb, if »
- Dan Bullock
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Straight Outta Compton" Yeah, the Oscars snubbed it for major awards, but who cares what the "Academy" thinks? Bye, Felicia! Critics and audiences loved this bio-drama about the creation of N.W.A., and it's available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The Blu-ray (and Digital HD, which is already out) includes the Unrated Director's Cut, with 20 additional minutes of the film. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include deleted scenes, feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film.
"Everest," which documents two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms encountered by man, is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The film's all-star cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, »
- Gina Carbone
It’s one of the most dangerous climbs in the world.
Based off of true events, “Everest” is about two expeditions who were trapped in a massive snowstorm during the descent from the peak of Mount Everest. They were challenged by the harshest conditions of blistering winds and freezing temperatures in order to survive this natural danger.
Latino-Review has a Blu-ray combo pack of the film and a limited edition Everest carabiner to give away to one lucky random reader.
Please don’t forget to include your full name, address and phone number in your e-mail. The giveaway is »
- Gig Patta
Next time moviegoers glimpse Agyness Deyn up on the silver screen, she’ll be rubbing shoulders with a posse of A-listers in Hollywood’s Golden Age for Joel and Ethan Coen’s soon-to-be-released dramedy Hail, Caesar!, though Deadline reports that the actress has already lined up her next project.
Joining Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi movie The Titan, Deyn will star opposite Clash of the Titans co-star Sam Worthington, Sofia Boutella, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson and fellow newcomers Diego Boneta and Aleksander Jovanovic. Less a Greek-inspired epic and more an “elevated sci-fi”, Ruff’s new feature looks set to propel viewers into the not-so-distant future, one which charts the journey of a military family at the forefront of a groundbreaking experiment that has deep ramifications for all of humanity.
Dabbling with genetic evolution in space, the core concept driving the director’s foray into science fiction is brimming with existential themes »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: Diego Boneta, Aleksander Jovanovic and Agyness Deyn have boarded the cast of The Titan opposite Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story tracks the journey of a military family that is relocated to take part in a groundbreaking experiment of man's genetic evolution into space. Lennart Ruff directs the project, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones' Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory… »
All of us at Icons of Fright are definitely fans of poster artist Jay Shaw (interview) , so this brand new collaboration between Drafthouse Films and Mondo for Shaw’s The Keeping Room print is quite awesome. Limited to a run of 75 prints, Mondo’s release of the poster is going on now (order here) and only runs a small price of $35. The film itself, The Keeping Room, is available now on digital download and comes to DVD and Blu-ray on February 2nd.
It’s an intense ride, led by more than a couple of eye opening performances from Brit Marling (Arbitrage, The East), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) and newcomer Muna Otaru. We’ve got glimpses of both the Mondo poster and the Bluray/DVD cover as well after the synopsis, so scroll down!
In this radically reimagined American Western set »
- Jerry Smith
At last, an adventure movie that does without action-epic superhero Bs. It's simply You Are There with a dozen likeable, determined climbers coping with calamity in a place that, for all the help that can be sent, 'might as well be on the moon.' The excellent depth effects all but nail us to the screen. Everest Blu-ray + DVD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date January 19, 2016 / 49.98 Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Martin Henderson, John Hawkes, Naoko Mori, Michael Kelly, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington. Cinematography Salvatore Totino Film Editor Mick Audsley Original Music Dario Marianelli Written by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufroy Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
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19 items from 2016
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