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Movie Review – Fury (2014)

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fury, 2014.

Written and Directed by David Ayer.

Starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Jenke, Kevin Vace and Xavier Samuel.

Synopsis:

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

War is hell. War is unforgiving. War is unrelenting. War for a soldier is dirty, grim, and each day could be your last. Movies have showed us this to various extents for decades now even if they barely even scratch the surface of what it might be like in reality and I thank God I’ll never have »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Fury’ Review

21 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg, Scott Eastwood, Laurence Spellman, Daniel Betts | Written and Directed by David Ayers

After End of Watch and now Fury writer/director David Ayer has shown a knack for depicting the bond that forms between people when they face death on an endless basis. Fury  falls in line with similar World War II films, like Saving Private Ryan, that do not shy away from the inhuman brutality of war. Fury will fully engage audiences with its intense battle sequences and solid performances, but what it lacks is a consistent thematic message. The weight it builds becomes cheapen as it enters into an over simplification of the glory of war.

When the film begins it appears as if Ayer is content on illustrating the futile »

- Dan Clark

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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – Fury (2014)

21 October 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fury, 2014

Written and directed by David Ayer

Starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad Wiliam Jenke, Kevin Vace, Xavier Samuel, (hello to) Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca and Alicia von Rittberg

Synopsis:

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

When one is going to make a war movie, it’s important to make sure you know what tone you are going for. You can either look at the Second World War as the worst of humanity that it was, or pose your characters are American war heroes who »

- Luke Owen

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Colin Powell on ‘Fury': ‘This is Really How It is’

16 October 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony’s “Fury” at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum Wednesday night (15).

Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the reception for pre-screening chats with other attendees including cast member Brad Pitt and Gen. Colin Powell. The affair drew an eclectic mix of Washington officialdom including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, MPAA topper Chris Dodd, Gen. George Casey, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin.

The pic’s director/writer David Ayer, a U.S. Navy veteran, was clearly savoring the experience. “This is a film that I wanted to get out of Los Angeles,” he explained. “I made it for the military, for the people who serve.” The fictional account of a beleaguered World War II tank crew, “Fury »

- Paul Harris

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‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Why Hollywood Keeps Trying To Spark Life Into Frankenfilms

27 September 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being »

- Jen Yamato

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Xavier Samuel Will Don the Neck Bolts for Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein

25 September 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It seems Frankenstein’s monster is Hollywood’s latest golden boy, as several upcoming films are set to bring him back to life. With that particular plate already so full, we’re very surprised to learn today that yet another adaptation of the… Continue Reading →

The post Xavier Samuel Will Don the Neck Bolts for Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein appeared first on Dread Central. »

- John Squires

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Xavier Samuel to Play Modern-Day Frankenstein Monster

25 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Later this year, Xavier Samuel will be seen as part of David Ayer’s Fury, a film which features giant man-made machines. Now, for one of his next films, Samuel will be a man-made monster, as he’s set to play a contemporary version of Frankenstein’s monster in a film that updates Mary Shelley’s classic tale. What […]

The post Xavier Samuel to Play Modern-Day Frankenstein Monster appeared first on /Film. »

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Wait, We're Getting Another New Frankenstein Movie?

25 September 2014 4:59 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Actor Xavier Samuel has already been a vampire in the Twilight series, and now he.s set to add another iconic horror monster role to his resume when he headlines a newly announced updating of Mary Shelley.s classic tale of terror, Frankenstein. Candyman helmer Bernard Rose (who also gave us the Beethoven biopic Immortal Beloved) will helm the new feature, which he also wrote, according to a report featured over at Deadline. Rose.s version of the well-worn tale will bring Frankenstein and his monster to Los Angeles, in modern times, with a husband-and-wife scientist team (Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston) creating the creature, who finds nothing but violence and rage directed toward him from the outside world. The article goes on to add that Rose will reunite with Candyman star Tony Todd, but his role has yet to be revealed. Eclectic Pictures is guiding the update through the »

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Casting Net: Xavier Samuel cast as The Monster in contemporary 'Frankenstein'

24 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic FrankensteinDanny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]

• Michael Peña is in early talks to join Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action film The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the movie will star Matt Damon as a »

- Jake Perlman

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Production wraps on Frankenstein

24 September 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Candyman director Bernard Rose has wrapped production on a contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel for Summerstorm Entertainment and Bad Badger in association with Eclectic Pictures.

The producers are in talks with Nu Image to handle international sales at the Afm.

Xavier Samuel stars alongside Carrie-Anne Moss (pictured), Danny Huston and Tony Todd, whom Rose directed in Candyman.

Frankenstein takes place in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of a monster created and abandoned by a husband-and-wife team of scientists. Rose directed from his original script based on the novel.

Summerstorm’s Gabriela Bacher, Eclectic’s Heidi Jo Markel and Jennifer Holliday Morrison of Bad Badger produce alongside Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Summmerstorm’s Berlin-based parent company, Film House. Production wrapped in Los Angeles on September 21.

“This version is an existential rollercoaster that is both emotional and terrifying,” said Rose. “Xavier is unquestionably one of the most talented actors of his »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Candyman Director Will Make A Monster Of Xavier Samuel In Modern Day Frankenstein Adaptation

24 September 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mary Shelley’s estate is probably laughing all the way to the bank. The celebrated author’s gothic horror, Frankenstein, is a noted literary classic. And we all know what happens to popular novels. Yes, they wind up on the school curriculum. But more pertinently – they’re adapted for the big screen. Kenneth Branagh’s version flopped like a beached whale, even if some of its sequences were worthy of a punchier script. This year’s action horror reimagining, I, Frankenstein, didn’t fare much better either.

So, let’s see if the man whose 1992 chiller Candyman made everyone terrified of coat hooks, Bernard Rose, can finally get it right. Aye aye, kiddies, there’s gonna be another big-screen adaptation – and it’s just landed a leading man-ster.

Noted for his role as Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Xavier Samuel has signed on to star in the re-imagined frightfest as Frankenstein’s monster. »

- Gem Seddon

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Xavier Samuel Is The New "Frankenstein"

24 September 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian actor Xavier Samuel ("Twilight: Eclipse," "Newcastle") is set to play a modern day Frankenstein monster in a contemporary Los Angeles-set reboot of Mary Shelley's iconic story "Frankenstein" for Bad Badger.

Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss will play Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists who create the monster Adam, a creature faced with nothing but anger, aggression and violence from the world around him.

"Candyman" director Bernard Rose is helming and penned the screenplay. He's also enlisted the Candyman himself, Tony Todd, for a role in the film.

Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer, Klemens Hallmann are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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'Candyman' Director Plans Modern Day 'Frankenstein' Remake

24 September 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Xavier Samuel is set to play a modern day Frankenstein monster in a new reboot of the classic horror tale from original Candyman director Bernard Rose.

This contemporary take on Mary Shelley's iconic story is set in modern day Los Angeles, and is told from the perspective of the monster named Adam. He is created by the husband and wife team of eccentric scientists Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, played by Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss. Once the monster is awakened, he is faced with nothing but anger, aggression and violence from the world he now finds himself a prisoner in.

Tony Todd is also starring in the movie. The actor famously portrayed the title villain in Bernard Rose's Candyman and its sequels.

Bernard Rose adapted the screenplay himself, with Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer, Klemens Hallmann producing.

Frankenstein is being produced under the »

- MovieWeb

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Xavier Samuel To Play Frankenstein In New Take From ‘Candyman’ Helmer

24 September 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga, Fury) will star as Frankenstein’s monster in a new contemporized take on Mary Shelley’s iconic horror creation, from Candyman helmer Bernard Rose. Produced by Eclectic Pictures, Bad Badger, and Summerstorm Entertainment, Frankenstein is set in present-day Los Angeles and told from the perspective of Adam/The Monster (Samuel), who is created by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists only to be met with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss will play Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein in a cast that also includes Rose’s Candyman star Tony Todd. Rose adapted the script himself, updating Shelley’s classic tome as he did with Tolstoy in ivan’s xtc. Frankenstein is produced by Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer, and Klemens Hallmann. Frankenstein leads a slate of upcoming cutting-edge horror films at Bad Badger, »

- Jen Yamato

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Featurette for David Ayer's Fury - "Brothers Under the Gun"

16 September 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for David Ayer's World War II movie Fury called "Brothers Under the Gun." It takes us behind the scenes of the intense-looking movie, and includes interviews with the cast and crew as they talk about the story and characters. There's also a lot of great footage from the film and video from the set as well. I'm really pumped up about this flick as it seems to have the makings of a classic war film.

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

The movie also stars Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, »

- Joey Paur

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Fury (2014) UK Movie Trailer shows the Plot to Brad Pitt’s Film

9 September 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Fury UK Trailer. David Ayer‘s Fury (2014) international movie trailer stars Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Michael Peña, Jim Parrack, and Brad William HenkeFury‘s plot synopsis: “The film is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the [...]

Continue reading: Fury (2014) UK Movie Trailer shows the Plot to Brad Pitt’s Film »

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New Fury Trailer Rolls In

8 September 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For his return to the World War II arena after Inglourious Basterds, Brad Pitt is working with End Of Watch director David Ayer, who has another men-on-a-mission drama to deliver via Fury. Check out the latest trailer for the film.   brightcove.createExperiences();Pitt's Sergeant 'Wardaddy' Collier is the tank commander on a mission behind enemy lines. He has kept his crew alive through the War, but in the final push into Germany things are about to get tougher. Logan Lerman's the new guy just assigned to the crew, all fresh-faced and barely even ready to take his place as the gunner. He’ll find that war is a cruel, unsparing teacher, but that the people around him will eventually become his family – assuming they all make it through.Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal and Shia Labeouf round out the crew, with Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood and Xavier Samuel also among the cast. »

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Sensational International Trailer for Brad Pitt's WWII Film Fury

8 September 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I'm ridiculously excited for David Ayer's upcoming World War II film Fury because it looks like a freakin' incredible movie! We have a new international trailer for the film for you to watch, and it's packed with some amazing and intense footage. I think Fury will end up being the best film of Ayer's career so far. 

The film stars Brad Pitt plays a soldier named "Wardaddy," and he's joined by Shia LabeoufLogan LermanScott EastwoodJon BernthalXavier Samuel, and Michael Peña.

They actors portray "a crew of Americans who embark on a brave mission. As the Allies make their final push, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany."

The »

- Joey Paur

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David Ayer’s Fury to Close London Film Festival

14 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We just found out that Sony Pictures opted to move David Ayer’s latest, Fury, from November 14th up to October 17th, but even though the film will already be in theaters nationwide in the Us, it has still been selected to close the BFI London Film Festival on October 19th.  That screening will mark the film’s European debut and both Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, will be in attendance, but apparently the festivities won’t just be restricted to the Odeon Leicester Square in London. Hit the jump for more on what the London Film Festival has planned for Ayer’s film.   Fury also stars Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Michael Pena and Jim Parrack.  The London Film festival runs from October 8 – 19th.  The event’s full lineup will be announced on September 3rd. In addition to that closing night screening, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Brad Pitt's WWII Tank Film Fury's Release Date Moved Up

13 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I'm insanely excited for David Ayer's World War II film Fury. I'm happy to report that the release date for the insanely good looking film has moved the released date up from November 14th to October 17th! 

The story follows "a crew of Americans who embark on a brave mission. As the Allies make their final push, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany."

The movie also stars Shia LabeoufLogan LermanScott EastwoodJon BernthalXavier Samuel, and Michael Peña.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, do yourself a favor and watch it here.  »

- Joey Paur

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