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Adam Driver will receive the Shining Star Award at the Maui Film Festival, running June 3-7. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on June 5.
Fest founder and director Barry Rivers described the honoree as “an actor’s actor and chameleon.” Driver, currently working on the fifth season of HBO’s “Girls,” has recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence”; upcoming projects include in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The actor is co-founder of the nonprofit organization Aitaf (Arts in the Armed Forces).
- Tim Gray
First announced quietly last summer, it looks like things are starting to push ahead for Cate Shortland's next feature, "Berlin Syndrome." If you're not familiar with the filmmaker's work, be sure to check out "Somersault," which features a breakout performance by Abbie Cornish, and a really good turn by Sam Worthington, and her moody WWII picture "Lore." The director's latest marks another shifting of gears. Based on the novel by Melanie Joosten, Teresa Palmer will star in the psychological thriller about a new relationship that suddenly shows some darker edges. Here's the official synopsis: While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Melanie Joosten was eight and living in Ballarat when the Berlin Wall fell. Some 14 years later while backpacking through Europe she visited the city.
That made such an impression on the Melbourne author she entitled her debut novel Berlin Syndrome, a tale of obsessive love.
Screen Australia and Film Victoria are investing in the psychological thriller and shooting is due to begin in Berlin and Australia in the second half of this year, with Staniford producing and Fielder as an Ep. Shortland cast Teresa Palmer as Claire, an Australian photographer who meets a Berliner named »
- Don Groves
Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer will receive the Rising Star Award at the Maui Film Festival, running June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort. The awards will be presented at the opening night at the outdoor Celestial Cinema.
Eastwood currently stars in “The Longest Ride,” adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel, and will soon be seen in the David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad” and the untitled Oliver Stone film about Edward Snowden. Palmer stars in the upcoming remake of “Point Break” as well as “Triple Nine” with Kate Winslet and the Terrence Malick film “Knight of Cups” with Christian Bale.
- Tim Gray
Simon Baker will make his feature directing debut, Matchbox Pictures will adapt another Christos Tsiolkas. novel for the ABC and Endemol Australia will produce a female-driven drama for the Nine Network in projects funded by Screen Australia.
In total Screen Australia is investing $13.4 million in 12 film and television projects which will trigger production worth $64.3 million.
Arclight is pitching the 1970s-set project to prospective buyers at the Cannes Film Market. The novel focusses on two teenagers, »
- Don Groves
While Paramount mostly focused on two films during their CinemaCon presentation (Terminator Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Warner Bros. took a different path by showcasing almost every one of their upcoming movies with the stars of each film introducing the footage to attendees. It was like a movie premiere that had every major star in Hollywood in attendance. Here’s some of the people that took the stage for the WB panel: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Doug Ellin, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, director Scott Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, and others that I am sure I’m forgetting. Shortly after the presentation ended I sat down with Peter from /film and recorded »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Apparently the first look at the upcoming Point Break remake from director Ericson Core was shown during CinemaCon down in Las Vegas yesterday and with that comes the first looks at Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the film playing FBI agent Johnny Utah and extreme sports enthusiast and criminal Bodhi respectively. The duo are playing roles made popular by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, and for many this remake is completely unnecessary, but it's set to arrive on December 25 nonetheless. One week after Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is to say... we'll see how this turns out. This updated version will follow a similar premise as the first as a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string »
- Brad Brevet
Come hell or high water, whether fans want it or not, the remake of Point Break is on its way and we now have our first official look at the movie which sees Luke Bracey (The Best of Me) and Edgar Ramirez (Deliver Us From Evil) starring in the lead roles.
Check out the images below:
And here’s the synopsis:
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring »
- Luke Owen
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have unveiled the first official stills from Ericson Core's remake of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 action classic "Point Break". Luke Bracey takes on the role of young FBI agent Johnny Utah in this outing. Utah must infiltrate a team of thrill-seeking athletes led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez).
- Garth Franklin
Like it or not - and 'not' appears to be the consensus thus far - the remake of Point Break is edging ever closer. The movie is set for release in cinemas later this year, with Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez leading the cast. Ericson Core is directing this time, and also in the ensemble are Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo.
The plan with Point Break is to have it in cinemas this December, and Warner Bros has released the first two images from the movie. Inevitably, these don't tell you much more than the fact that extreme sports remain involved. They're also a reminder that Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze aren't in it.
Here are the pics...
Also, the official synopsis for the film, if you've not seen it before, »
In the film, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”).
The stunt performers include surfers Laird Hamilton, »
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have released the first Point Break images from director Ericson Core’s (Invincible) upcoming remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 film of the same name. The redo stars Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah, a young FBI agent who infiltrates a team of thrill-seeking athletes led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). These images don’t reveal much, but they do seem to confirm that Core’s film leans heavily on the “extreme sports” world to bring the thrills to the big screen. Indeed, Core not only serves as the film’s director, but also the director of photography. Check out the photos below, via Warner Bros., and look for Steve’s reaction to seeing the first footage from the pic later on Collider. The film also stars Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo. Point Break opens in 2D and 3D on December 25th. [caption id="attachment_447837" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] »
- Adam Chitwood
The darkly comedic Kill Me Three Times is a deliciously wicked crime thriller about mercurial assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg), who quickly finds himself in a sun-drenched surfing town in which the residents are tied up in their own tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. Directed by Kriv Stenders and written by James McFarland, the film also stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown and Callan Mulvey. At the film’s Los Angeles press day, actor Simon Pegg spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what gets him interested in a script, why he wanted to play this particular character, making sure the humor was there, getting comfortable carrying around an enormous rifle, and how much fun the entire production was. He also talked about how terrifying it is to be responsible for writing Star Trek 3, how he got that job, and needing »
- Christina Radish
We’re pleased to premiere this exclusive Kill Me Three Times clip. The dark comedy stars Simon Pegg as a hitman who comes to take out a target only to discover three tales of “mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.” As a fan of the red band trailer (along with the green band trailer) I've been looking forward to this film, which seems to be in league with the wonderful Seven Psychopaths when it comes to riffing on post Pulp Fiction 90's fare. This clip sort of backs this up, with Pegg's dashing assassin getting one over on his designated quarry. Check out the clip below. Magnet will release the picture on iTunes/On Demand March 26, 2015 and in theaters April 10, 2015. Kill Me Three Times also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, and Bryan Brown. [complextv contentid="0yNDZndDoE_hpUkOxQ4lzzsJqdxLSObI" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for Kill Me Three Times: A »
- Evan Dickson
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kill Me: Stenders’ Comedy Noir a Blend of Standard Tricks
Australian filmmaker Kriv Stenders lands his highest profile project yet with sixth feature Kill Me Three Times, a comic rural neo-noir starring a cast of notable local talent and the pleasant persuasion of Simon Pegg in a slightly villainous pale. Affably entertaining as it navigates us through the usual set of devious double crossings that eventually converge into a grand cluster of shenanigans, none of its characters are very carefully drawn, and the film sometimes feels victim to its own familiarity. With stakes that are never high enough and dark comedy that’s never cynical enough, James McFarland’s screenplay never supersedes its cinematic inspirations, and settles a bit too snugly into a derivative sheath.
Assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) lies mortally wounded, more startled at the fact that he may indeed die outside of a »
- Nicholas Bell
A red Vw Bug bounces down a beach road in Australia, past a sign that cautions, "Dangerous Coast: Lives Have Been Lost." No kidding. Kriv Stenders's comic crime spree Kill Me Three Times chases after mustachioed hitman Charlie (Simon Pegg), who's himself chasing after his latest target, a cheating wife named Alice (Alice Braga). The problem — and possible blessing — is that Alice, too, is in the crosshairs of a deadly dentist (Sullivan Stapleton) and his wife (Teresa Palmer), who are in turn being hunted by...oh man, this is already exhausting... The flick, written by debut screenwriter James McFarland, is twisty, clever, and totally Nineties, complete with a bag of cash that gets passed from crook to crook, color saturation cranked up to cartoonish, »
Nobody does romance like Nicholas Sparks! Now, the latest adaptation of Sparks’ work is getting the big screen treatment and heading into theatres this Friday.
The Longest Ride tells two parallel tales of love and loss that explore the nature of what it means to sacrifice it all for the one you love. Sophia (Tomorrowland’s Britt Robertson), and Luke (Scott Eastwood) are unlikely lovers whose lives become intertwined with a much older man, Ira (Alan Alda). As he reflects on his long lost love, we see his story of the past unfold through Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin whose romance offers wisdom and insight to the younger couple.
The Longest Ride marks the 10th film adaptation of a Sparks novel. While The Notebook might be the most popular of his page-to-screen adaptations, it was 1999’s Message in a Bottle with Kevin Costner and Robin Wright that began the wave »
- Rachel West
With Blood Simple and Fargo, the Coen brothers so effectively staked their claim on the rural noir that it's difficult not to think of them when the small-town con in Cut Bank starts to go bad. In his first feature, Matt Shakman (who directed episodes of FX's Fargo) envisions the real Cut Bank, Montana, as an outpost of Coen country, with eccentric residents, comfortably worn décor, and a kitschy penguin statue. But Shakman trades their comic violence and bleak humor for benevolent empathy and powerful vulnerability. When Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) and girlfriend Cassandra Steeley (Teresa Palmer) capture the shooting of squirrelly mailman Georgie Wits (Bruce Dern) on camera, they see the footage as their chance to finally leave town and »
You’re about see Liam Hemsworth like never before. In the upcoming film Cut Bank, the actor stars as Dwayne McLaren, a former high school football star whose life changes forever when he happens to catch a murder on video tape in Cut Bank, Montana. In perhaps his darkest, most suspenseful film yet, it’s the thrill of watching him take charge that will make you fall in love. Again and again.
Rounding out the cast are Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, and Oliver Platt. With a roster like this, the performances will likely more than deliver. Until we’re able to see the film, let’s just stare at our favorite Aussie some more.
Bye-bye, Gale Hawthorne. Hemsworth has grown his facial hair and has a smoldering stare like Boom.
Pointing that gun like a boss.
Gazing into the sunset. »
- Taylor Ferber
Hyde.s gender-bending drama premiered on Friday at the Quad cinema in New York City and on subscription streaming service Fandor.
Stenders. comedy thriller starring Simon Pegg as an assassin who encounters a group of increasingly violent locals, with Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey and Sullivan Stapleton, debuted on iTunes and other VOD outlets in the Us on March 26.
Released by Magnolia, the film will have its theatrical premiere in around a dozen cities on April 10.
Kino Lorber bought 52 Tuesdays after it won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at last year.s Sundance.
.Like almost all indie movies releasing at the moment in the Us they are starting with one city and will grow if the audiences come, »
- Don Groves
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