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The dramatic cat-and-mouse thriller Beyond the Reach shows what happens when a high-rolling corporate shark named Madec (Michael Douglas) hires a young guide named Ben (Jeremy Irvine) to go hunting in the vast, hostile desert basin of the Reach. When the hunt turns tragic, Madec forces Ben out into the desert without clothing, food or water, pushing him to his limits to test his survival skills. At the film’s press day, actor Michael Douglas spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he enjoys playing a villain, how difficult the environment was to shoot in, how thankful he was for the professionalism of co-star Jeremy Irvine, when he started enjoying acting, how he decides which projects he’ll do, his desire to produce for television, and the projects that he’s most proud of. He also talked about why he wanted to play Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man, »
- Christina Radish
I struggled to start this review because Beyond The Reach divided me in a tonally confusing, strangely endearing kind of way. Director Jean-Baptiste Léonetti calls upon the blistering Mojave Desert heat in his adaptation of Robb White’s novel Deathwatch, but he also calls upon a goofy-as-hell Michael Douglas. Part of the film wants to be this badass “most dangerous game” reimagining, turning Douglas’ character into a comic-booky Bond villain, while another more reserved aspect thrives on exploiting an extremely human struggle between two obviously mismatched classes. It’s about the rich vs. the poor, not just man vs. man, but most importantly, it’s about a raging lunatic who looks like a Cabela’s poster child gone apeshit.
Michael Douglas plays Madec, a millionaire/billionaire businessman who loves hunting big game. Jeremy Irvine plays Ben, a local tracker who is pining over a girlfriend who just left for a more fruitful college life. »
- Matt Donato
Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine are hunter and hunted in their new film, Beyond The Reach, which hits theaters and on-demand this weekend via Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. The movie, developed by Douglas’ Furthur Films, should get some support from Q&As attended by Irvine and director Jean-Baptieste Léonetti at the Hollywood Arclight this weekend. They will be live-streamed to other locations. The biggest “limited release” of the weekend, however, is Fox Searchlight’s… »
A dangerous game is played in a very hostile environment in Beyond the Reach, the latest film from director Jean-Baptiste Léonetti. The story opens up on Ben (Jeremy Irvine), a young tracker in the southwest who gets an offer he can’t refuse from a rich and powerful businessman named Madec (Michael Douglas).
Madec hires Ben to take him to a vast and barren part of the Mojave Desert where he hopes to add to his hunting collection. But in his hastiness to get a kill, Madec accidentally shoots a man and is forced to cover up his crime. Ben, however, doesn’t want to play along. Not willing to go down for murder, Madec turns the gun on Ben and forces him to walk across the desert with nothing on other than his underwear. With the hot sun bearing down on him, Ben has to use his knowledge of »
- Ben Kenber
In the new thriller Beyond The Reach, Michael Douglas plays a powerful man who will stop at nothing to protect himself after a tragic hunting accident. He soon turns on his young guide - played by Jeremy Irvine - and the hunting trip turns into a deadly game of survival. As always, it is fun to see Douglas take on such a devious role, and it is also nice to see the very talented Irvine headline a feature film alongside the legendary talent. For some reason, the thought of sitting across »
In his new movie Beyond the Reach, Michael Douglas plays a high-powered businessman who drags a hot, innocent twink young tour guide into the Mojave Desert to help him hunt big game. Alas, the excursion takes a wrong turn when Douglas aims for an animal and ends up killing another human; the only witness to the crime is that poor twink, and now he's the hunted one, running across the desert as Douglas follows in hot pursuit (as you'll see in this exclusive clip from the movie). The upside? At least Douglas makes the kid take off all his clothes before the chase commences. Yes, that's supposed to slow him down by exposing him to the scalding-hot desert sun, but when the tour guide is played by the awfully gorgeous Jeremy Irvine (best known for Steven Spielberg's War Horse), we doubt that any audience members will protest his movie-spanning shirtlessness. »
- Kyle Buchanan
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Douglas stars as alpha-male big-game hunter Madec, who has a tragic accident out on the range while hunting a big horned sheep.
Madec attempts to broker a vow of silence with his young companion Ben (Jeremy Irvine), only for the consequences of their accident to begin haunting both men before long.
"[This film] had everything. It had a great story, a really interesting character and a lot more kind of action than a lot of movies that I've done," Irvine reveals in Beyond the Reach's extended featurette.
Viewers are also taken to the location filming of the »
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Big Eyes (Tim Burton-directed drama about artist Margaret Keane; Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston; rated PG-13) The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (WWII-set horror sequel; Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine; rated PG-13) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Unedited) (comedy; Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott; unrated) Far from Men (drama; Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb; premieres 4/14 on Mod to coincide with the Tribeca Film...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
They say that money makes the world go 'round, and not only do dollars rule the world of John Madec (Michael Douglas), but they define him. The statement he makes driving into a small southwest town behind the wheel of the ostentatious $500,000 Mercedes G-63 six-wheel truck speaks for itself. But for all the fancy trappings he carries around, including an imported Austrian rifle, it would be a mistake to underestimate John. He likes to kill animals and he's good at it. With elephants and rhinos already up on his wall, he has arrived to be taken into the desert to add a bighorn sheep to his collection. It might be a bit early in the season, but it's nothing that slipping a few dollars to local law enforcement won't solve. Yet John soon learns that a big billfold won't always get him everything he wants. To guide him into the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Beyond The Reach Roadside Attractions Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti Screenwriter: Stephen Susco, from Robb White’s book “Deathwatch” Cast: Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine Screened at: Dolby24, NYC, 4/7/15 Opens: April 17, 2015 This year’s third month has gone down as the coldest March on record in those parts of the Northeast afflicted with a steady reading of five degrees on the Fahrenheit scale. But as some say, there is no such thing as cold weather: there is only the wrong clothing. If you wear the right layers of heavily insulated coats and pants, you can comfortably go out even in [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Plot: A young guide (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself stalked in the Mohave desert by a rich hunter (Michael Douglas) after the two are involved in an accidental shooting. Review: The Reach could . and should . have been a great little thriller. With a class warfare theme that finds an impoverished youth being hunted by a wealthy one percenter in the most rugged landscape you can imagine, this could have a been a strong piece of entertainment with some really ingenious subtext. But, while »
- Chris Bumbray
Seeking an escape from the Nazi bombings of London in the early 1940's, Eve, Jean, and the orphaned children in their care head to the Eel Marsh House, unaware that the haunted home is more dangerous than the bomb-blasted streets they fled from. The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we've been provided with a pair of Blu-rays to give away to a couple of lucky Daily Dead readers.
“When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve (Phoebe Fox) and Jean (Helen McCrory) bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel Radcliffe in the first film, The Woman in Black) left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House »
- Derek Anderson
Reviewed by Jesse Miller
Synopsis: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Director: Tom Harper
Writer: Jon Croker
When I heard The Woman in Black: Angel of Death was being made, I was instantly curious. How could you continue this particular story while managing to keep the scares fresh and the story exciting? There's always the case that the sequel wouldn't live up to the original, yeah, but I was just curious as to where they would take this tormented lady in black.
Well, what I got left me with a shrug -- The Woman in Black 2 has terrific cinematography, striking set design and solid acting from all involved - and even the setting and premise of this story show promise - but unfortunately, this »
Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more. The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous." That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews. Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut). "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969. The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »
- Gregory Ellwood
Read More: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall,' Gets An Official Synopsis; Casts a Bunch More White People Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's historical drama "Stonewall," starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. The drama centers around Danny Winters (Irvine), a fictional young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots. After being forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent's home, Danny takes refuge in Greenwich Village, New York and befriends a group of street kids who introduce him to the local watering hole, The Stonewall Inn. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. »
- Zack Sharf
Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »
- Brad Brevet
Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift
Legendary Comics has unveiled the first details on the upcoming comic "Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift". Joshua Fialkov penned the four issue title which will debut in November this year and is expected to help fill the gaps between the first film and the upcoming sequel due out April 2017. [Source: Shh]
Friday the 13th
Nick Antosca, a writer on TV series like "Teen Wolf" and "Believe" and co-producer on "Hannibal," has been set to write a new draft of the script for the "Friday the 13th" reboot at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. The film is currently targeting a May 13th 2016 release.
David Bruckner will helm the new film which will deal with the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can't be killed. Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg wrote the previous draft. [Source: Heat Vision]
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- Garth Franklin
“Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall is an explosive, dramatic story set againstone of the monumental events of the twentieth century, The Stonewall Riots,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. “Roadside is so proud to bring this stirring film to audiences.”
“I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now,” said Emmerich, who produced alongside Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz.
“I am excited to work with Howard, Eric and the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Roland Emmerich directed from Jon Robin Baitz’s script, set amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp star. Goldcrest Films is handling the international rights.
The story is set at a local watering hole, the Stonewall Inn, where a rage begins to build among gays, lesbians and drag queens over discrimination and repeated police harassment.
Producers are Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz; and executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban. The film also stars Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi.
The film was shot in and around Montreal, including the re-creation of Greenwich Village circa 1969 in a former train repair facility.
- Dave McNary
Roadside Attractions has snapped up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall and is planning a fall release for the drama that stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. Goldcrest Films is handling international rights. Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment produced Stonewall from a script by John Robin Baitz. Pic is set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at… »
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