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With just over two weeks left until Season 5 of Game of Thrones debuts with "The Wars to Come", HBO has released a new behind-the-scenes preview that focuses on the elaborate stunt sequences. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam explains the process of creating these massive fight scenes, while explaining that Kit Harington (Jon Snow) does all of his own stunts, and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) actually needs to be pulled back a bit because he is so intense. This featurette also gives us a new look at the Sand Snakes, Nym Sand (Jessica Henwick), Tyene Sand (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) and Obara Sand (Keisha Castle-Hughes), with Rowley Irlam explaining that all three actresses had to be trained remotely, since they all live in different countries.
In Season 5, Jon Snow is struggling to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros. »
Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from "Game Of Thrones" Season 5 debuting April 12, 2015, adapting the books "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons", the fourth and fifth novels in author George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series:
Cast includes Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, and Alfie Allen. Also appearing are Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley-West, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Iwan Rheon, Hannah Murray, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Nathalie Emmanuel and Michiel Huisman.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Game Of Thrones: Season 5"...
- Michael Stevens
Sneak Peek more new images from "Game Of Thrones" Season 5 debuting April 12, 2015, adapting the books "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons", the fourth and fifth novels in author George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series:
Also appearing are Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley-West, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Iwan Rheon, Hannah Murray, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Nathalie Emmanuel and Michiel Huisman.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Game Of Thrones: Season 5"...
- Michael Stevens
Will Smith is currently on the press circuit promoting his con man thriller Focus. While quite a lot of talk has turned to his upcoming DC Comics adventure Suicide Squad, which will once again reteam him with his Focus co-star Margot Robbie, he recently took some time out to reveal his true feelings about one of his biggest career failures After Earth.
Will Smith is one of the biggest stars on the planet. And that's because he routinely turns in great performances in fare that is liked by audiences and critics alike. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing for the rap superstar turned actor. Once known as Mr. July for opening a number of big summer movies, he had his first flop with 1999's Wild Wild West. It knocked him down for a short bit, but he quickly got up. And aside from the misunderstood 2008 holiday blockbuster Seven Pounds, »
TrustNordisk sells Norwegian action-drama to distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Nils Gaup’s action-drama is set in the Middle Ages and centres on two Norwegian warriors who escape across the mountains in order to bring the last remaining heir to the throne to safety. The film stars Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju, Thorbjørn Harr and Pål Sverre Hagen.
“We are glad to continue working together with TrustNordisk on The Last King. We feel this title will become another strong adventure movie in the vain of Arn, Valhalla Rising and Flukt,” commented Wilfinger.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
“I’ve already seen this movie,” was the quote from my roommate and fellow Game of Thrones superfan Theo as we stood outside the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin at the front of a constantly growing line in our post-brunch haze on Sunday. About an hour later we’d be inside the museum’s IMAX theater watching two episodes of Game of Thrones that we’d already seen (several times) in the ten months since they premiered. The only new thing we’d ultimately witness would be a two minute trailer for the upcoming season five that had been online for about 24 hours at that point. There was little to no practical reason for us to be standing in the sun, a little buzzed from some A.M. libations, waiting for an hour to watch a television rerun. But we’re fans of the show and that’s what fans do. We »
- Neil Miller
While American Sniper topped the box office charts for a third straight week in a row, this weekend also marked the historic IMAX screenings of two Game of Thrones episodes. Deadline reports that the Warner Bros./IMAX presentation took in a healthy $1.5 million from just 205 screens, bringing in a per-screen average of $7,323. While these figures are not record-breaking numbers by any means, it does show that die-hard fans are willing to pay to see a show like Game of Thrones in large-format IMAX theaters. Here's what Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president Jeff Goldstein had to say in a statement.
"This is the first time that HBO has taken one of their series episodes and released it in IMAX. We see this as a future, and not just with HBO. There is a business here and an interest from a rabid fan base."
Game of Thrones will make history starting today, as it becomes the first TV series ever to be presented on the big screen in the immersive IMAX format, for one week of screenings from January 29 through February 5. Along with the final two episodes of Season 4, "The Watchers on the Wall" and "The Children", fans will also get to see the first trailer for Season 5 on the big screen in over 200 theaters nationwide in cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C. In case you don't want to head to the theaters this weekend, we have the trailer right here!
We've already seen a number of tiny teasers released through the viral site ThreeEyedRaven.com, but now we have the first true footage that all Thrones fans have been waiting for ever since the Season 4 finale aired last year. »
Before Season 5 of HBO's Game of Thrones debuts this spring, fans will get the unique opportunity to watch the final two Season 4 episodes on the big screen in IMAX theaters across the country, in a one-week run from January 29 to February 5. Game of Thrones will be the first TV series ever to be screened in the IMAX format, and fans who attend these screenings will also get the first look at the Season 5 trailer. Before this weeklong event gets under way tomorrow, IMAX has released a new featurette where series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff offer high praise for the IMAX format, revealing how it changes the viewing experience in such an immersive environment.
We also hear from composer Ramin Djawadi, who talks about his experience of watching these two Season 4 episodes, "The Watchers on the Wall" and "The Children", and how even viewers who have watched these episodes over and over again, »
Although he made the Foreign Language Academy Award shortlist, in a shocking turn of events earlier this month, Ruben Ostlund failed to score a nomination with the lauded Force Majeure. At home, however, he earned a record six Guldbagge Awards last night. At Sweden’s equivalent to the Oscars, Ostlund’s existential comedy/drama scooped prizes for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography (Fredrik Wenzel), Supporting Actor (Kristofer Hivju), and Editing (with Jacob Secher Schulsinger). He had previously won one Guldbagge, for directing Play in 2012.
Before the Oscar shortlist was revealed in December, Ostlund told me he was relieved that Roy Andersson’s Venice Golden Lion winner A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence had not been eligible for submission to AMPAS as Sweden’s Oscar pick. “He is my idol. I was brought up in the 70s. This year is my only chance probably when I can beat him, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Stockholm — Last year, Roy Andersson’s “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence” became the first Swedish film to win Venice’s Golden Lion. But on home turf, at Monday’s Swedish Film Gala, it no chance against Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” one of the most critically acclaimed pics of 2014.
Ostlund individually picked up three of them, best directing, script and editing (together with Jacob Secher Schulsinger) at the awards, which took place at Stockholm Cirkus.
At one of his winning speeches, Ostlund paid homage to his competitor and one of his key sources of inspiration. “Without Roy Andersson and »
- Jon Asp
Ruben Östlund’s family drama leads the pack with six Guldbagge Awards.
The ceremony, held by the Swedish Film Institute at Cirkus in Stockholm, saw Östlund’s family drama pick up six Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) prizes including best film, director, supporting actor, screenplay, cinematography and editing.
The Sweden-France-Norway co-production debuted at Cannes 2014 and centres on a family who come under strain after staring down an avalanche in the French Alps.
Guldbagge Awards 2015
Best Actress in a Leading Role
for her role as Sebastian/ Ellie in Something Must Break / Nånting måste gå sönder
Best Actor in a Leading Role
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
I dive headfirst into 2015 cinema tomorrow at Sundance but tonight I did some finalizing of my Supporting Actor ballot for 2014. I really should do these things earlier for advocacy purposes. For while the Oscar race was curiously composed of just five people essentially -- you could see tumbleweeds drifting across the communal hive mindscape whenever this category was mentioned -- there were several men giving fine performances out there. As with Best Actress, they were just ignored and everyone shrugged, "weak year".
It's almost never that simple. Though some years of cinema are better than others, it's rare to find a weak year in any acting category. The reason is simple math: with hundreds of movies coming out every year and each of those containing dozens of performances, there are always more than 20 commendable performances to be seen and discussed.
You can see my supporting actor ballot here. It's my »
- NATHANIEL R
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Run Time: 116 minutes
Snowploughing Citizen of the Year Nils Dickmann (Stellan Skarsgård) is proof that ‘Norwegian kids shouldn’t disappear because of obnoxious parents looking for them’ in Hans Petter Moland’s latest film, In Order Of Disappearance.
Set amidst Norway’s mountainous winterscape, Moland and Skarsgård’s fourth collaboration is a noirish ‘Pulp Fiction went to Fargo’ comedy that sadly fails to measure up to the wit, violent humour, and humorous violence of Tarantino and the Coen Brothers.
Don’t get me wrong – I actually enjoyed this film…a lot, and was disappointed when I missed its screening at the Sydney Film Festival back in June, 2014. Kim Fupz Aakeson’s screenplay contains numerous moments of brilliance like Nils’ showdown with Striker (Kristofer Hivju »
- Sacha Hall
Yesterday, we reported that HBO has delayed their special IMAX screenings for the hit series Game of Thrones by one week, from January 23 to January 29, due to "high levels of consumer demand." With just one day left until tickets go on sale, IMAX has released two limited edition posters that will be given away to the fans who attend these screenings. This will be the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from Season 4 of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series' Season 5 sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX. Be warned, though, if you aren't caught up with Season 4, there will be some spoilers revealed in the posters, so check the out at your own risk.
The first 300 IMAX ticket holders for the Thursday night opening show time (January 29 at 10pm) at participating IMAX theatres will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones »
Due to high levels of consumer demand, IMAX Corporation and HBO today announced that the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from Season 4 of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series' Season 5 sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX, will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres.
Tickets will officially go on sale on IMAX.com/GameOfThrones starting Friday, January 16. To date, confirmed cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C., to name a few. A full list of venues is available on the website and fans can check local listings in the coming days for more available IMAX locations.
Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure (Turist) follows with ten nominations, while there are seven nominations for Venice Golden Lion winner A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron) by Roy Andersson.
A jury of 45 members voted in a secret ballot for the nominations in the main categories.
The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held on 26 January, 2015, in Stockholm.
Guldbagge nominees 2015Best Film
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Producer: Pernilla Sandström
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
17 items from 2015
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