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Atlantic Productions has signed a distribution deal with Entertainment One Television for worldwide rights outside the UK, Australia and New Zealand for David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. This three-episode hourlong series will use innovative camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef. It will use satellite scanning to show the 1,430-mile expanse of living coral and macro lenses that will capture the reef’s tiniest, normally unseen, life forms. Produced by Anthony Geffen, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef will uncover the history and secrets of the richly bio-diverse landmark and global treasure.
Just ahead of Berlin, Goldcrest Films has boarded international sales on Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. The drama is in postproduction, and a promo reel will be shown at the Efm. It previously was acquired by Warner Bros in Germany. The Jon Robin Baitz-scripted film tells the story of a young man »
- Nancy Tartaglione
London — Goldcrest Films is to handle international rights to Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall,” which will be introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Warner Bros. has acquired German-language rights, and a U.S. deal is set to be inked soon.
The film, which is in post-production, stars Jeremy Irvine (“Woman in Black: The Angel of Death,” “The Railway Man,” “War Horse”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Mission Impossible III,” “Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Drive,” “Hellboy” I and II) and Joey King (“White House Down,” “The Conjuring”).
It recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969, which is seen as the birth of the gay rights movement.
The drama centers on Danny Winters (Irvine), a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to NY where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who »
- Leo Barraclough
Warner Bros previously acquired rights in Germany while a Us deal is understood to be in the works.
Currently in post-production, Stonewall recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969. The events are considered by many as a turning point in the gay rights movement.
Irvine plays Danny Winters, a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between: the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.
There he meets the suave Trevor (Meyers), but catches »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Title: The World Made Straight Director: David Burris Starring: Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, Haley Joel Osment and Adelaide Clemens The tantalizing and superficial emotional and physical landscapes that are initially introduced in any story makes audiences immediately feel as though they truly know all of the emotions, motivations and ideas of all the characters involved. But ‘The World Made Straight,’ the new drama that marks the feature film directorial debut of ‘Survivor’ producer David Burris, and is adapted from Ron Rash’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the perfect example of how initial appearances aren’t always an adequate representation of how people and situations truly are overall. [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick "The World Made Straight" is available now On Demand. Here is an exclusive clip from the film.] Based on the novel by Ron Rash, "The World Made Straight" follows a troubled man trying to escape his Appalachian home town, which holds a long history of violence. The film stars Noah Wyle, Haley Joel Osment, Minka Kelly, Jeremy Irvine and Adelaide Clemens. In this exclusive clip, Kelly doesn’t seem so pleased with their new house guest. Check it out below: Indiewire has partnered with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand for January's Indie Film Month. Enjoy exceptionally creative and uniquely entertaining new Indie releases ("Boyhood," "The Skeleton Twins," "Song One," and more) all month long on Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand. Go Here daily for movie reviews, interviews, and »
- Casey Cipriani
Civil War on Drugs: Burris Turns Southern Gothic into Southern Comfort
Though its title sounds something you’d expect to grace a Christian propaganda film starring Kirk Cameron, the directorial debut by producer David Burris, The World Made Straight, gets drunk on its own solemn resonance and turns its intriguing elements of tragic fate and warps them into eye crossed foolishness. Painstakingly earnest Jeremy Irvine, struggling still to make good on the boost afforded his visibility after 2011’s War Horse, headlines a curious cast assembled atop an organism featuring a number of exciting elements. But this is rather complicated material and is based on Ron Rash’s 2006 novel. A higher degree of finesse could have teased out the tale’s noir roots, as clearly it’s inspired by any number of Elizabethan or Greek tragedy sources, whereby bloodlines are irrevocably cursed by misdeeds of the forefathers.
A high school dropout, »
- Nicholas Bell
Longtime “Survivor” producer David Burris’ feature directing debut, “The World Made Straight,” is an adaptation of Ron Rash’s 2006 novel about some hard-luck folk in 1970s rural Appalachia. This evenly paced drama holds interest with its uneasy character dynamics, interesting milieu and effective performances, though a story so frequently on the verge of violence ought to build more tension than Burris manages, while flashback elements that presumably worked on the printed page feel awkwardly integrated here. Ultimately a solid if not completely successful effort comparable to such recent backwoods coming-of-age character studies as “Winter’s Bone” and “Joe,” the pic launches theatrically and on VOD Jan. 9. The cast’s more familiar names should steer it toward a modest payoff, primarily in home formats.
Fired from his supermarket cashier job when he lets a poor customer leave without paying, 17-year-old high-school dropout Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) is understandably moody and gruff: »
- Dennis Harvey
Do people in the Himalayas and Andes "live in the passive voice," as those in Appalachia do? That loaded question comes early in The World Made Straight, an adaptation of the Ron Rash novel directed by David Burris. That's an intriguing question about life and fate, albeit one this film — about a chance discovery setting off an old vendetta — doesn't fully see through. Burris envisions the region as one of carefully placed bear traps and Civil War ghosts; suffice to say that the wayward Travis (Jeremy Irvine) doesn't know what he's in for when he goes rifling through his family history. Relics of that conflict are literally embedded in the soil, so common that a cheap metal detector used as collateral in a low-level drug deal can sniff them out. As t »
Update, Monday Jan. 5: And with the turn of the New Year, the domestic box office is up 6.5% for the first four days of 2015 with $210.2M versus the same period in 2014 which counted $197.4M according to Rentrak. The post-New Year’s Fss clocked in with $154.6M, down 26% from the post Christmas frame of $209M — but no one is sobbing. Why? Because this year’s post New Year’s frame was up a superb 10% from 2014’s $141.2M. Here’s the top 20 actuals– Apd:
Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five (WB), $21.7M, 3,875 locations, $5,608 average, Total cume: $220.6M, Wk 3 Into The Woods (Dis), $18.7M, 2,538 locations, $7,379 average, Total cume: $90.8M, Wk 2 Unbroken (Uni), $18.2M, 3,190 locations, $5,696 average, Total cume: $87.7M, Wk 2 The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death (Relativity), $15.M, 2,602 locations, $5,775 average, Total cume: $15.M, Wk 1 Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (Fox), $14.5M, 3,802 locations, $3,819 average, Total cume: $89.8M , Wk 3 Annie (Sony), $11.3M, »
- Anthony D'Alessandro and Brian Brooks
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” put a cap on its holiday box-office blitz, bringing in $22 million to capture its third consecutive weekend triumph.
The final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy held off a challenge from the wide-opening horror sequel “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” and second-week holdovers “Into the Woods” and “Unbroken” to stay at No. 1. “Battle of the Five Armies” has taken in $220 million domestically since opening on Dec. 17 and, with a worldwide haul of $722 million, is heading for $1 billion at the global box office.
Disney’s Broadway musical adaptation was runner-up »
- Todd Cunningham
Hammer’s sequel to Susan Hill’s ghost story adds some wartime drama to the familiar scares
Forty years after the events in which vengeful, child-hating revenant Jennet put the chills up Daniel Radcliffe, she’s still haunting Eel Marsh House. It’s now the second world war, and what better place to shelter a troop of evacuee children than an abandoned, cobweb-decked mansion stocked to the rafters with mouldering, macabre Victorian dolls? The sequel to the 2012 adaptation of Susan Hill’s old-school chiller essentially works the same scares again, mechanically and noisily. But in some ways this is a more elegant film than the first, with cinematographer George Steel lashing on the stygian shadows, and the 40s background played very effectively. Helen McCrory contributes a classy touch of blitz-era brittleness, Phoebe Fox holds the centre firmly as the plucky heroine, and Jeremy Irvine is a dashing pilot with… issues, »
- Jonathan Romney
Directed by Tom Harper
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.
Released in 2012, The Woman In Black was admittedly a serviceable horror film amidst a sea of garbage. Not only were the scares somewhat low-key and atmospherically set in a 20th century haunted house in London, it also starred Daniel Radcliffe tackling his first major role since the resolution of the Harry Potter franchise. And honestly, he did a great job of conveying emotion and upping the intensity of the narrative. It wasn’t a great movie by any means, but it was nowhere near as horrific as some of the other »
- Robert Kojder
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” held off the horror movie “The Woman in Black: The Angel of Death” at the box office Friday and seized the inside track for its third consecutive weekend win.
The final film in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy took in $8.3 million on Friday and is heading for a $22 million haul this weekend. Universal’s “Unbroken” and Disney’s “Into the Woods” weren’t far behind with around $7.4 million each, and both should come in at around $19 million for the three days.
“The Woman in Black: The Angel of Death” was »
- Todd Cunningham
Almost three years after The Woman In Black successfully translated Susan Hill's haunting novel to the big screen, a sequel has emerged that's scary in the sense that it makes you fear for the sanity of those who green-lit this film on such a threadbare script bereft of ideas and invention.
Set in World War II during the Blitz, 40 years after the previous tale, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death successfully conjures up an earthy yet ethereal atmosphere that instantly evokes its predecessor. There's something beautifully creepy about the English countryside at night, which director Tom Harper conveys well.
Yet there's little to arouse our interest beyond an aesthetic level. The story revolves around young schoolteacher Eve (Phoebe Fox) looking after a group of evacuated children in that familiar haunted »
“You’re too late. We tried. She killed all my friends, now I’m the last.” Ready to return to the haunted halls of the Eel Marsh House? A follow-up to the Daniel Radcliffe-starring 2012 horror film, The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death is now playing at theaters in the U.S. For those looking to experience a warmup jump scare before seeing the fright film, a new clip has debuted that features a throat-tightening red string.
“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; an odd but seemingly safe location. It »
- Derek Anderson
Recently, Relativity Media , delivered this new movie clip (below) for their new "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death" horror/thriller film. The clip is labeled, "Close Your Eyes," and it offers up an intriguing seance scene that ends up getting quite spooky to the point of absolute terror when the evil woman in black shows her face, and more! Check it out,below. The film stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, and Phoebe Fox. The official synopsis for the flick, reads like this: "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 (Daniel Radcliffe) left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House; an odd but seemingly safe location. It isn't long before Eve starts »
Relativity Media released their new horror/thriller film, "The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death," into theaters today, and the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics in the biz. It came back with mixed reviews, getting an overall 45 score out of a possible 100 across 12 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Ben Kenigsberg over at The New York Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: "The director, Tom Harper, seems less interested in allegory than in monotonous, conventional goosing, the kind that involves flickering lights and a creaky rocking chair." Justin Lowe from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, stating: "Reliant on suspense rather than gore, this is functional middle-brow psychological horror and screenwriter Joe Croker finds plenty of tired haunted house tropes he’s happy to »
Blitzkrieg Bop: Harper’s Demurely Serviceable Horror Sequel Revels in Cheap Thrills
Director James Watkins scored a sleeper hit with his 2012 sophomore film, The Woman in Black, a UK period piece horror film concerning a nasty spirit stealing village children for her own very personal reasons. Moody ambience, a distinct creepy curio motif, and headlined by the dependable likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer (the film receiving release around the time her Oscar nod for Albert Nobbs was announced), it was surprisingly adept in comparison to the usual effort administered in such derivative genre fare (though it isn’t nearly as taut as Watkins’s 2008 debut film, Eden Lake). And so, without further ado, a sequel was born (to be fair, this is the first sequel from Hammer Productions since 1974), this time directed by Tom Harper and sans any original cast members for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. »
- Nicholas Bell
For The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death, viewers return to the ill-fated Eel Marsh House during World War II, where a group of children and their caretakers are evacuated there after a horrific bombing leaves the city of London in shambles. Thinking they’ve found sanctuary, the new residents of the deadly home soon realize that they have far more to fear than the Axis forces threatening to invade their country when a dark presence begins killing them off one by one.
Angel of Death builds upon the eerie setting established in the first film rather nicely but, the titular apparition takes something of a backseat in this sequel. Filmmaker Tom Harper does a truly admirable job of using atmosphere and the movie’s creepy setting to give audiences a sense of unease, adding in the horrors of war to elevate the mood, but moves away from the »
- Heather Wixson
Relativity’s “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” the first movie to open in 2015, has launched with an estimated $1.5 million at Thursday evening screenings in the U.S.
The opening puts the horror sequel, which is playing at 2,602 locations, on track for the film’s opening weekend in the range of $9 million to $11 million. Screenings began at 7 p.m.
By comparison, Warner Bros.’ “Annabelle” launched with $2.1 million in Thursday night screenings and went on to gross $37.1 million in its opening weekend. Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” generated $1.2 million from Thursday night screenings starting at 10 p.m. on its way to an $18.3 million weekend, while Relativity’s “Oculus” opened with $475,000 at 10 p.m. Thursday night showings to start a $12 million weekend.
Relativity had originally scheduled the “Woman in Black” sequel for Super Bowl weekend on Jan. 30 but moved it forward four weeks in October. No other horror »
- Dave McNary
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