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Concept Art by Andrei Riabovitchev Now Playing! Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks Directed By Gary Shore * Screenplay By Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless »
Dracula Untold was out last weekend, starring burgeoning (maybe?) Hollywood talent Luke Evans as the title vampire. Or, rather, as the title historical figure with a particular fondness for bats. This is one of those Vlad the Impaler-focused stories, moving to the source material of this age-old Balkan legend. As usual, I won’t dive into the details of whether this particular new release is terrible. Instead, let’s look at some much more successfully entertaining Transylvanian fare. It may not involve Dominic Cooper but it does involve ducks. I am talking, of course, about the evergreen ridiculousness of Count Duckula, scion of the line of Duckula. As the opening credits explain, he was resurrected by his scheming butler Igor and gregarious Nanny when the moon was in the eighth house of Aquarius. They accidentally used ketchup instead of blood in the ritual, so he’s the world’s first vegetarian vampire. He »
- Daniel Walber
Concept Art by Frame Store Concept Art by Maciej Kuciara Concept Art by Mauro Borrelli Concept Art by Jason Horley Now Playing! Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks Directed By Gary Shore * Screenplay By Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless »
Coinciding with the debut of Marvel’s Agent Carter which will see Hayley Atwell (The Sweeney) and Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) reprising their roles of Peggy Carter and Howard Stark, the characters will also be teaming together in a limited 5-part comic book series by writer Kathryn Immonen and artist Rich Ellis called Operation S.I.N..
At the height of the Cold War, a supremely powerful alien energy source is discovered on Russian soil. In an effort to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, secret agent Peggy Carter and Howard Stark must intercept it before it’s too late. Only they’re not the only interested parties. A new terrorist splinter group named Hydra is on the hunt, seeking the alien technology for their own sinister purposes. It’s only when a mysterious operative named Woodrow McCord enters the picture that Peggy and Howard will »
- Trevor Hogg
Screen International is working with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.
A select group of the 2014 stars, and several alumni from past years, will be celebrated at an invitation-only international industry dinner tonight at Kettners.
This is the first time that Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow have been presented at Lff. The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.
Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council, said: “Connecting the brightest and best filmmakers, both established and up-and-coming, to international audiences and counterparts is absolutely at the heart of what we do at British Council Film. So we are thrilled to be partnering on this event which will give the UK Stars of Tomorrow a focused opportunity to meet and greet key players from the international »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
I applaud Universal for trying to create a new unified monster film universe using their classic monsters as the source material. I also very much think the idea of Dracula Untold was excellent on paper, but lost everything in the execution. By taking one of literature's greatest monsters and further tying him to his historical roots, the story of the origin of Dracula is perfectly suited for the jumping off point in Universal's grand plan. Unfortunately, the movie isn't very good.
Luke Evans (Fast And Furious 6) plays Vlad Dracula, a family man and ruler of a small group of Transylvanians that resides in his castle in Europe. As a boy, Vlad was given to the Turks to be trained to fight their wars and his bloodlust turned him into a military genius that saved Transylvania and made him a legend as "Lord Impaler." As the story begins, Vlad and his »
Box Office Mojo is back – and how tons of information online can vanish when you least expect it By now, everyone who cares about movie box-office information is aware that the website Box Office Mojo, the Web's premier source of box-office news and data, is back online after disappearing for much of Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014. During that period of total silence, Twitter was abuzz with speculations — a technical glitch? A hacker attack? An alien invasion? — lamentations, and eulogies. For a brief while, the ever-reliable (sarcasm) Wikipedia referred to Box Office Mojo in the past tense. How did it all happen? Well, some time on Friday, journalists, bloggers, and box-office aficionados noticed that Box Office Mojo was being redirected to an Internet Movie Database page featuring the latest box-office information — which, on that site, isn't either much "latest" or much information at all. But why would Box Office Mojo be redirected to the IMDb? »
- Andre Soares
Four new movies opened in wide release on Thursday night, but none of them were able to defeat David Fincher's Gone Girl (20th Century Fox), starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, as it built on the word-of-mouth from its opening weekend to score a second weekend at #1 with $26.8 million, down just 29% from its opening weekend. The movie that came closest to defeating it was Universal Pictures' monster prequel Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance and Dominic Cooper, which ended up with a three-day weekend estimate of $23.4 million in 2,855 theaters, a similar $8,200 theater average as its main competition. »
Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures released their new action/thriller film, "Dracula Untold," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up great action, drama, and an interesting storyline. It stars: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, and Samantha Barks. In the new flick, The Sultan of Turkey sought to acquire and train boys in order to turn them into perfect soldiers who would hold no moral or ethical obligations. The Turks eventually made their way to Prince Vlad (Luke Evans) the Impaler's kingdom, which was set in Transylvania. The Turks eventually demanded that Vlad hand over 1,000 of their young boys, including his own son. After refusing the Turk's demands, Vlad knew this would bring about a major war in which he would need more power to protect his kingdom, so he sought out an old vampire that he knew »
Chicago – For moviegoers, each new film is a chance to escape, feel, fear, cry, be thrilled or laugh. Filmmakers and actors want you to experience this range of emotions, but producers and investors care most about the film making money. That’s why Hollywood is scared of truly original stories. Originality is an unknown without a built-in fan base.
To minimize their risk and inspire confidence in a return on investment, most new films these days are based on a best-selling book (or a series), a beloved comic book or a remake of an already famous character from the past. Original films like “Juno” and “Once” happen once in a blue moon. They take a huge viral following to break free and impress at the box office.
Going into a short feature-length film like “Dracula Untold,” which is only 92 minutes, you already know it’s following a safety formula. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Fans of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got a treat at a Friday New York Comic Con panel about the show: Not only did they get to an early screening of this coming Tuesday's episode, "I Will Face My Enemy," one of the strongest in the series so far, but they also got a sneak peek of the new show Agent Carter, coming this January. The show just began shooting this past Monday, and it stars Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper reprising his Captain America role as Howard Stark, and James D'Arcy as butler/chauffeur extraordinaire Edwin Jarvis.We only got two minutes' worth, but in that time frame, we see Jarvis take Carter and Stark to a desolate pier, where Stark prepares to depart to a vague destination "overseas." Apparently, a sizable number of Stark's inventions have been appropriated and are being sold off in various locations, and »
- Catherine Coreno
Opening this weekend is Dracula Untold. Directed by Gary Shore, the film stars Luke Evans as Vlad, a character based on Vlad the Impaler. When the Turkish ruler Mehmet (Dominic Cooper) threatens to take 1,000 boys from Transylvania including Vlad’s son, Vlad makes a desperate play to save them by becoming a vampire. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson, and Noah Huntley. For more on the film, watch a clip or read 50 things to know about Dracula Untold from our set visit. The other day in New York City I spoke with Gary Shore about the film. He talked about what he learned while making his first feature, his first cut, deleted scenes, why he cut out Samantha Barks' character (Baba Yaga) and how it'll be included on the Blu-ray, and more. Hit the jump to watch. Gary Shore: What did he learn making »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Play It Again, Vlad: Shiner’s Debut Attempts to Reboot Legendary Monster
It’s a bit hard on the undead when you shackle their malevolent natures into the censorship of the PG-13 vehicle, one of many reasons that Gary Shiner’s directorial debut, Dracula Untold, doesn’t quite fly right. Another attempt to reboot its slim grab bag of classic movie monsters, Universal at least manages to buoy this bastardization with a decent budget, though its nonsensical narrative isn’t much better than the stench of I, Frankenstein. Cinema’s greatest villains are being replaced by hunky, B-grade actors (sorry to lump you in there Aaron Eckhart) that now have to compete with the action extravaganzas of the Marvel glut at the box office, and until that ever ends, all these reboots can do is reflect what they are—pale, lifeless, inferior copies of the original material they keep recycling. »
- Nicholas Bell
Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures released their new action/thriller movie, "Dracula Untold" into theaters yesterday, October 9th, and all the top, major critics have submitted their reviews. I turns out that it didn't really sit well with the majority of them, getting only an overall 38 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The movie stars: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, and Samantha Barks. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Gary Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, saying: " As effective and fat-free as its sinewy star, Luke Evans, Dracula Untold proves an absorbing, swiftly comprehensive origin tale." Bruce Ingram over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 63 score. He stated: "Vlad’s numerous speeches about love, honor and family grow tedious, along with the film’s wooden dialogue in general. And it quickly »
Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Dracula Untold hit theaters last night and grossed $1.3 million heading into its opening weekend, but I will not be adding to the origin tale’s box office coffers. The pic starring Luke Evans as a young, pre-Dracula Vlad and Dominic Cooper as his nemesis doesn’t cut it despite its Game Of Thrones influences and big-scale special effects.
Gary Shore directed the pic, at one time titled Dracula: Year Zero, from a script by Matt Szazama and Burk Sharpless, who also are writing Gods Of Egypt and just signed on to pen a Lost In Space TV series reboot. The PG-13 pic opens wide today on 2,885 screens and cost $70 million.
What do you think?
- Pete Hammond
Oh, what Marvel Studios hath wrought! In 2012 their movie universe was brought together with Marvel’S The Avengers which became the number three top grossing film of all time. Leading up to that flick and in the follow-ups, characters like Nick Fury and the Black Widow bounced about from franchise to franchise along with countless dialogue references. Well, the studios that had already licensed Marvel characters are attempting the same kind of “synergy”. At Sony, Spider-Man will have spin-offs with supporting characters and even villains, like Venom and the Sinister Six. There’s even talk of the X-Men bumping into the Fantastic Four over at Fox. Finally Warners, with their DC comics’ icons, has followed Marvel’s lead by pitting Superman and Batman in 2016, setting a foundation for their own hero team, the Justice League. Now, how will Universal Studios have a shared movie universe? Since a comic book company »
- Jim Batts
It appears the train that started with Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy (1999) has yet to fully derail. Coming just four years after the failed revival of The Wolfman (2010), Universal, unable to tear itself away from the action-adventure spectacle when it comes to its movie monster greats, has decided to introduce a new film to the fold, this time revealing the origins of monster favorite Dracula in Dracula Untold. The results? A film that does its job: allows you to watch Dracula destroy everything around him in epic fashion, throws in a little romance, a dash of creepiness and gore, all while making you root for the lord of all the undead…and all in about 90 minutes. In other words, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but it’s short and to the point.
- Seth Paul
Title: Dracula Untold Director: Gary Shore Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon and Charles Dance Powerfully representing an iconic leader who’s regularly associated with evil, and instilling that portrait with a powerful relatability, can be an ambitious challenge for any actor and helmer. But Gary Shore, who made his feature film directorial debut with the new action fantasy drama, ‘Dracula Untold,’ enthrallingly allowed actor Luke Evans to compassionately show the progressive nature of his title character. The actor naturally infused the role with an instinctive human element as he showcased Vlad the Impaler’s origin story, and his dire battle his internal demons as he morphed into the blood-thirsty Dracula. [ Read More ]
The post Dracula Untold Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
With Dracula Untold hitting theaters nationwide later tonight for sneak preview screenings, Legendary Pictures has released a featurette that offers new insight into the Master Vampire character, played by Game of Thrones star Charles Dance.
Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. But, before this legendary bloodsucking creature was born, he was just a mortal man named Vlad Tepes. It is Charles Dance's Master Vampire who gives Vlad the Impaler the power to become Dracula, as the actor explains in this featurette that includes plenty of new footage.
Go behind the scenes with the Master Vampire Charles Dance for a glimpse into his dark world. Directed by Gary Shore and produced by Michael De Luca, Dracula Untold co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Zach McGowan, Charlie Cox, Art Parkinson and Diarmaid Murtagh.
Dracula Untold was released October 10th, »
While you might think there’s nothing left of Dracula’s mythology to be told, first-time-director Gary Shore dives deeper than ever into Vlad The Impaler’s humble beginnings. Dracula Untold seems like a superfluous extension of Universal’s monster canon, kickstarting the Count with another fresh-faced actor, and while the world would have kept spinning had Shore’s film never been greenlit, this year’s revamp plays out in a “no harm, no foul” type of manner.
As expected from a mass-appealing PG-13 endeavor, there isn’t a lick of horror that’s worth a genre fan’s giddiness to be found here, yet batty action sequences bring Dracula’s mythology to life through rarely seen heroism. He’s more superhero than anything now, commanding nature while beating through hordes of soldiers, as Universal seems to be going the Marvel route with their classic horror properties. Dracula is the »
- Matt Donato
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