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An extraordinary premise gets a slightly ordinary workout in Felix Randau’s meticulously mounted but narratively simplistic “Iceman,” an imagining of the last days in the life of the man we now know affectionately as Ötzi, whose mummified remains were found in the Alps in 1991, and were subsequently discovered to date back to 3300 B.C. It’s an anthropologically depressing but dramaturgically promising fact that the oldest European we’ve found apparently died a violent, unnatural death: He had an arrowhead lodged inside him, four different types of blood on his body and likely died from blunt force head trauma. But while Randau’s script might more or less account for these findings, there’s little additional texture or philosophy to the film. “Iceman” is a straight-up, linear revenge story, a kind of Chalcolithic “Taken,” in which our hero’s very specific set of skills include fire-building, deer-hunting and the economical reuse of arrows.
- Jessica Kiang
"They found a man, but not his story..." A trailer has debuted for a film titled Iceman, which is premiering at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland kicking off this week. This film could be described as an ancient Neolithic man version of The Revenant, about one man who angrily seeks revenge but must first survive the brutal Ötztals Alps. Jürgen Vogel stars as Kelab, with the full cast including Susanne Wuest, André Hennicke, Violetta Schurawlow, Sabin Tambrea, Martin Schneider, and an appearance by Franco Nero. The film uses an early version of the Rhaetic language. This actually looks damn good, with some impressive hair + beards and an intense story set entirely in the wilderness. I'm intrigued enough to watch. Here's the first official trailer (+ German poster) for Felix Randau's Iceman, direct from YouTube: 5000 years ago: A man lives with his woman and their children in the Ötztals Alps. »
- Alex Billington
Exclusive: Watch the first trailer for revenge movie about Neolithic man ‘Ötzi’.
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The epic survival and revenge story charts the fictional journey of a man who lived more than 5,300 years ago as the leader of a besieged Neolithic clan in the Ötztal Alps.
The enigmatic character has subsequently become the subject of one of the great unsolved historical murder cases.
Beta Cinema handles sales on the movie, starring Juergen Vogel (The Wave), Franco Nero (Django Unchained), André M. Hennicke (Victoria), Sabin Tambrea (Ludwig II) and Susanne Wuest (A Cure For Wellness).
The film was shot in an early version of the Rhaetic language. Dop is Jakub Bejnarowicz (Mercy).
Producers are Port au Prince Film and Kultur Produktion/Jan Krüger (Jack) in co-production with Echo Film, Lucky Bird Pictures »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
A Cure for Wellness, 2017.
Directed by Gore Verbinski.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem.
If only all vanity projects were as masturbatory and hysterically overwrought as Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness. It’s a 150-minute homage to Dario Argento, a critique of modern capitalism, a grotesque flamboyant fairy tale and in the current climate of turgid, machine made, a copy of a copy of a copy horror cinema, it’s a refreshing excursion to somewhere new. It’s a frantic exercise in absolute excess.
It’s hard to imagine how the film was bankrolled following Verbinski’s attempt at »
- Amie Cranswick
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Warner Bros.' animated spin-off Lego Batman Movie faced three newcomers in its second weekend at the box office. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. As expected, The Lego Batman Movie retained its spot atop the box office with a better than expected $34.2 million
While there are certainly many factors that lead to The Lego Batman Movie staying on top of the box office, one of these factors is that it is still playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, which, according to Box Office Mojo, remained unchanged this weekend. reporting »
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Lego Batman Movie has its sights set on three more newcomers hitting theaters this weekend, to retain its box office crown. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. We're predicting that, at least for this weekend, The Lego Batman Movie finds a way to stay on top at the box office, with a projected $29.6 million.
One reason that The Lego Batman Movie will likely stay on top is because it will still be playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, a number that will likely remain unchanged this Friday, with Box Office »
A Cure for Wellness, 2017.
Directed by Gore Verbinski.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
There won’t be another mainstream Hollywood film similar to A Cure for Wellness released all year. After having viewed the twisted and psychedelic mind-bender from director Gore Verbinski (The Ring and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), what stands out front and center is the shock that 20th Century Fox actually greenlit a mid-budget hard-r thriller filled with taboos and uncomfortable material, all wrapped up in a beefy 146 minute running time. Instead of asking questions, let’s just be grateful that something truly different, unashamedly »
- Robert Kojder
A Cure For Wellness 20th Century Fox Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, CompuServe ShowBiz Grade: C+ Director: Gore Verbinski Written by: Justin Haythe, story by Justin Haythe Cast: Jason Isaacs, Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie, Susanne Wuest, Carl Lumbly, Lisa Banes, Magnus Krepper, Ivo Nandi, Natalia Bobrich Screened at: Regal Union Sq., NYC, […]
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- Harvey Karten
Super Bowl Sunday is here, and while most are tuning in to watch the actual game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, others are tuning in for all of the Super Bowl ads. Many film studios are using the big game to debut new trailers for their upcoming movies, with 20th Century Fox debuting a new trailer for their upcoming thriller A Cure For Wellness. This trailer features new footage, getting fans ready for this creepy thriller that hits theaters in just a few weeks.
Dane DeHaan stars in this cerebral thriller from 20th Century Fox as an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, »
Now that 2016 has finally ended, you may be filling out some New Year's resolutions, to set some goals for yourself in 2017. Oftentimes, these resolutions go unfulfilled, a theme that is highlighted in a creepy new TV trailer for 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness. Instead of "treating the symptom," this footage suggests that those who really want to improve themselves should "take the cure." While it remains unclear what this actual cure is, it does seem quite terrifying.
Dane DeHaan stars in this cerebral thriller from 20th Century Fox as an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the »
10 items from 2017
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