Apocalypse Now
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 66 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


5 Things You Won’t See At This Year’s Independent Spirit Awards, According to Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney

24 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Real-life best friends and serious funnymen Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are on deck to host the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards this Saturday afternoon on an actual beach in Santa Monica, mere hours before the Oscars unfold across town.

The Indie Spirits have frequently wrangled comedians to host their live show — last year, Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani gleefully shepherded a laugh-heavy show; in 2015, Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig hosted the ceremony — and Kroll and Mulaney should easily join the ranks of gut-busting hosts.

Read More: Independent Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Love Spending Every Waking Hour Together in New Promos

In a recent chat with the newly minted hosts, we asked what we should expect to see, and got nowhere; instead, Kroll and Mulaney clued us in to everything we shouldn’t expect to see.

1. “Oh, Hello” References

Kroll and Mulaney currently co-star in the hit Broadway comedy “Oh, »

- Kate Erbland

Permalink | Report a problem


Food Network Star Alton Brown Dishes on Oscar DPs

22 February 2017 4:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Why care what longtime Food Network personality Alton Brown thinks about the nominees in the Oscar’s cinematography category? Because he knows lenses, film stock, and formats as well as he knows ingredients, recipes, and cooking techniques.

“I started off as a cameraman when I was still in college, and moved into shooting music videos in the ‘80s, then became a full-time cinematographer and a director-cameraman for TV spots, which I did for about 10 years,” Brown says.

Eventually burnt out by the ad business, Brown saw two choices. “I could either move on to New York or Hollywood and concentrate on shooting, or I could go to culinary school and try to make a food show.”

He chose the latter, resulting in the groundbreaking 14-season series “Good Eats,” which holds up so well that repeats continue airing today. Brown directed 200 of its 250 episodes. He calls his latest show, “Iron Chef Gauntlet, »

- Paula Hendrickson

Permalink | Report a problem


Jon Favreau’s VFX Master: Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Will Win the Only Oscar It Can Get

20 February 2017 3:26 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Last year, the Academy rewarded George Miller’s Best-Picture contender “Mad Max: Fury Road” with 10 Oscar nominations and six wins. Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” belongs in the same cinematic groundbreaker category, but partly because Disney marketing wasn’t able to pull the movie out of its family movie ghetto, only the Visual Effects branch of the Academy nominated this wondrous achievement that wowed global moviegoers to the tune of $964 million worldwide.

Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks took Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of Mowgli and his brothers and, with help from James Cameron and Martin Scorsese’s go-to VFX master Rob Legato (“Titanic,” “Aviator,” “Hugo”), created a seamlessly natural digital world with many vibrant animal characters — and one live boy (Neel Sethi).

Read More: Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite

Finally, “The Jungle Book” will win an Oscar for its only nomination, »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Jon Favreau’s VFX Master: Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Will Win the Only Oscar It Can Get

20 February 2017 3:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year, the Academy rewarded George Miller’s Best-Picture contender “Mad Max: Fury Road” with 10 Oscar nominations and six wins. Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” belongs in the same cinematic groundbreaker category, but partly because Disney marketing wasn’t able to pull the movie out of its family movie ghetto, only the Visual Effects branch of the Academy nominated this wondrous achievement that wowed global moviegoers to the tune of $964 million worldwide.

Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks took Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of Mowgli and his brothers and, with help from James Cameron and Martin Scorsese’s go-to VFX master Rob Legato (“Titanic,” “Aviator,” “Hugo”), created a seamlessly natural digital world with many vibrant animal characters — and one live boy (Neel Sethi).

Read More: Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite

Finally, “The Jungle Book” will win an Oscar for its only nomination, »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Laurence Fishburne

20 February 2017 8:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne has been a badass for longer than I’ve been alive. I mean, as far as subjects of this column go, it doesn’t get much cooler than the fact that Fishburne, at fourteen, lied about his age to get hired for Apocalypse Now. The fact that he came of age while working in the jungle on a drug-fueled, wildly unpredictable set that was so stressful it almost... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

Permalink | Report a problem


The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Laurence Fshburne

20 February 2017 8:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne has been a badass for longer than I’ve been alive. I mean, as far as subjects of this column go, it doesn’t get much cooler than the fact that Fishburne, at fourteen, lied about his age to get hired for Apocalypse Now. The fact that he came of age while working in the jungle on a drug-fueled, wildly unpredictable set that was so stressful it almost... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

Permalink | Report a problem


The Soviet sci-fi film reworked by Francis Ford Coppola

20 February 2017 5:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 21, 2017

Before he made The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola got his start by editing monsters into a Soviet sci-fi film...

Everyone loves a good success story, and Hollywood history's full of them. Actors sleeping in their cars until they get their first lucky break. Writers papering the walls of their lodgings with rejection letters until they finally get a script in front of a receptive producer. Filmmakers who've spent years paying their dues before a studio finally comes calling.

See related  Robot Wars interview: presenter Angela Scanlon Robot Wars episode 6 review Robot Wars episode 5 review Robot Wars episode 4 review Robot Wars episode 3 review

Director Francis Ford Coppola, before he shot to fame - and, for a time, considerable wealth - with such films as The Godfather, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, scrabbled around at the lower end of the industry like just about everyone else. »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Hook’ Prequel About Rufio Imagined as ‘Moonlight’ Meets ‘Jurassic Park’

17 February 2017 12:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ruffffiiooooo!

Earlier this week, “Hook” actor Dante Basco (best known for his turn as fan favorite Lost Boy Rufio in the 1991 new classic from director Steven Spielberg), launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding a short fan film about his character’s pre-“Hook” life, entitled “Bangarang.” The campaign is currently asking for $30,000 to fund the story of the orphaned “Roofus,” long before he added a kicky mohawk and headed off to Neverland. Added bonus? If the campaign hits its stretch goal of $200,000, Basco (who is serving as an executive producer on the project), along with writer and director Jonah Feingold, executive producer Rawn Erickson III and the rest of the “Bangarang” team, would set to work on a full feature.

IndieWire spoke with Basco, Feingold and Erickson just as the campaign was really taking off (as of this writing, the campaign has made over $23,000, and seems well on »

- Kate Erbland

Permalink | Report a problem


Peter Bart: Will Diversity Infusion Trip Up Highfalutin Frontrunners?

16 February 2017 10:43 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Filling out my Academy ballot this week, I find myself indulging in an exercise in Oscar futility: re-living my list of Oscar "should-haves." Brokeback Mountain should have won over Crash in 2005, Apocalypse Now over Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Et over Gandhi in 1982. The Academy is, well, the Academy, but some 683 new members have been added to the rolls this year representing a wider swath of experience and taste. Will future lists of nominees and winners reflect this… »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Legion’: Noah Hawley’s ‘Romance of the Mind’ Might Be Hiding a Heart of Darkness

15 February 2017 8:07 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Legion” Season 1, “Chapter 2.”]

Apocalypse Now

Maybe the wild premiere left me Fubar, but the opening of “Legion’s” second episode gave off major “Apocalypse Now” vibes. David’s ominous, deadened voiceover recalled Martin Sheen’s war-torn work in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic. The song — “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads — served as a modern stand-in for The Doors’ “The End,” which would be far too on-the-nose (and overused) to be repurposed yet again, but the notes guided a slow, seemingly peaceful riverboat ride; an iconic wartime image, countlessly repurposed in many an action film, but never so effectively alluding to the horrors hidden on each riverbed as in the Oscar-winning 1979 film.

Read More: ‘Legion’ Premiere: The 9 Moments That Make It a Masterpiece

And there are horrors lurking in “Legion” — literal and figurative. As sunlight shone through the trees above, men in “black masks, boots, and the one they called, ‘The Eye, »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Legion’: Noah Hawley’s ‘Romance of the Mind’ Might Be Hiding a Heart of Darkness

15 February 2017 8:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Legion” Season 1, “Chapter 2.”]

Apocalypse Now

Maybe the wild premiere left me Fubar, but the opening of “Legion’s” second episode gave off major “Apocalypse Now” vibes. David’s ominous, deadened voiceover recalled Martin Sheen’s war-torn work in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic. The song — “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads — served as a modern stand-in for The Doors’ “The End,” which would be far too on-the-nose (and overused) to be repurposed yet again, but the notes guided a slow, seemingly peaceful riverboat ride; an iconic wartime image, countlessly repurposed in many an action film, but never so effectively alluding to the horrors hidden on each riverbed as in the Oscar-winning 1979 film.

Read More: ‘Legion’ Premiere: The 9 Moments That Make It a Masterpiece

And there are horrors lurking in “Legion” — literal and figurative. As sunlight shone through the trees above, men in “black masks, boots, and the one they called, ‘The Eye, »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


Return to Montauk review – beached affair takes time to connect

15 February 2017 9:38 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Past lovers Nina Hoss and Stellan Skarsgård border on the unlovable in this slow-paced drama, but Volker Schlöndorff’s film rewards patience for its final twist

Volker Schlöndorff’s scalding film of The Tin Drum shared the Palme d’Or with Apocalypse Now in 1979. The director turns 78 next month and is no longer at the peak of his powers. But Return to Montauk proves that he still has it in him to startle and wrongfoot an audience.

What appears to be a clunky, tasteful, middle-aged rehash of Before Sunset, with two former lovers reunited after one of them writes a novel about their affair, turns out at the eleventh hour to have a sting in its tail. Schlöndorff and the novelist Cólm Toibín wrote the screenplay, which is adapted in part from the memoir Montauk by the late Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch, to whom the picture is dedicated. »

- Ryan Gilbey

Permalink | Report a problem


Apocalypse Now Game Abandons Kickstarter Campaign, Shifts To In-House Crowdfunding

15 February 2017 7:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

See Full Gallery Here

Barring a last-minute influx of funding, the Kickstarter campaign for Erebus’ buzzworthy Apocalypse Now – The Game is set to fall far short of its $900,000 target. Only nine days remain on the clock, and after amassing only $172,000 of that end-goal, developer Erebus has now drafted up a contingency plan.

Though the Kickstarter campaign will remain active, the studio has shifted to an in-house crowdfunding model that’s set up shop at Apocalypsenow.com. Unlike Kickstarter, this new campaign won’t be tied down to a finite end date, and ultimately ensures that Apocalypse Now – The Game isn’t scrapped altogether. Described as “Fallout: New Vegas on acid in Vietnam,” the video game adaptation got the blessing of the illustrious Francis Ford Coppola when it was first announced back in January, and Game Director Montogomery Markland told Polygon earlier this week that this revised model will cultivate a »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Berlinale 2017: The Lost City of Z Review

14 February 2017 12:48 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Guest

Adapted from David Grann’s 2009 book of the same name, The Lost City of Z  sees the welcome return of director James Gray (The Immigrant) in a highly ambitious project. The film is a semi-biographical account in the life of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett and follows his adventures in the uncharted Amazonian territories. Gray – a director well versed in the glory days of British cinema – pays homage to the films he loves as he takes his audience on an unrelenting journey in search of what Fawcett called the “City of Z”,  an ancient settlement deep in the heart of the Amazon.

Set in the early part of the 20th century and within the realm of a soon to be defunct British empire, the film stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim) as Major Percy Fawcett, a lowly army officer belittled by his superiors and in need »

- Guest

Permalink | Report a problem


Erase and Forget: new documentary reveals life story of the real Rambo

13 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Vietnam veteran ‘Bo’ Gritz went on covert operations in Panama, recovered POWs in Burma and even ran for president. Andrea Luka Zimmerman spent 10 years creating a cinematic portrait of the war hero turned whistleblower

John Rambo, the character famously played by Sylvester Stallone, was said to have been inspired by tales of this decorated Vietnam veteran’s feats behind enemy lines. Cigar-chomping Colonel “Hannibal” Smith was loosely based on his adventures with a real-life A-team. And for Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola wanted to superimpose Marlon Brando’s head on to a photograph showing this legendary soldier surrounded by a bunch of Cambodian mercenaries.

Like his filmic alter egos, James Gordon “Bo” Gritz was frequently confronted with violence and destruction during a lengthy military career. By his own claims, he killed more than 400 people in operations ranging from the Bay of Pigs to Afghanistan.

Continue reading »

- Philip Oltermann

Permalink | Report a problem


Kong: Skull Island Gets an Awesome Retro-Style Japanese Poster

9 February 2017 1:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after a new Kong: Skull Island IMAX poster debuted, which paid homage to Francis Ford Coppola's enduring classic Apocalypse Now, three new one-sheets have surfaced. The first is another IMAX poster, which isn't exactly a 1970s throwback like the earlier poster, but it does feature the massive Kong preparing to fight a number of helicopters descending on his home, Skull Island. The second poster features Brie Larson touching the massive ape's face while Tom Hiddleston looks on. The third poster is an insane Japanese Kaiju-inspired poster, which director Jordan Vogt-Roberts shared on Twitter, with the following message.

"Can we talk about how great our Japanese Kaiju poster is?"

The one-sheet was officially unveiled in Japan this week, and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is clearly a fan of this artistic poster that features some of the "Skullcrawlers" we've seen in the earlier trailers. We first heard about these »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Every Action Star That Needs to Be in Expendables 4

9 February 2017 7:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sylvester Stallone is the master at making the most out of simplicity. So good is this action legend at taking a basic idea and making it exist forever, that eventually he tries to give said idea a certain degree of gravitas. How does he do this you say?

Take Rocky Balboa. In the first film, this lovable schlub just wants to have a girlfriend and go the distance in a dream title fight. By the fourth film in this wondrous saga, Rocky is defending America on Russian soil and beating a fighter who (realistically) would have Ko'd the Italian Stallion in 1 round. In fact, Rocky was almost Ko'd in one round, however, the referee let it go on. How's that for Sylvester Stallone making the most of something simple?

He did the same thing with Rambo. In the first film, John Rambo was a simple man who just wanted to »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Trailer released for Schwarzenegger’s ‘Aftermath’

8 February 2017 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Here’s a question: is this the new wave of films we’re expecting? Have we lost all sense of creativity that now we have to look towards terrible events as a means to create a film with emotional appeal? Be it Patriots Day or Bastille Day from last year alone, to countless other films released in the past decade– it’s a manipulation of the emotions that warrants questioning. Granted, this is completely different from historical films like All The President’s Men or Zodiac, but then the question is, is it any different than films from World War II or Vietnam, like Pearl Harbor or Apocalypse Now

Anyhow. .. .

Arnold Schwarzenegger is definitely pulling it in with that emotional appeal. He lost his wife all the while is busy attempting to fight a white guy in power who lost his old job.

No this isn’t the real world. »

- Catherina Gioino

Permalink | Report a problem


The Japanese poster for Kong: Skull Island hits all the right notes

7 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week, Warner Bros. dropped the IMAX poster for Kong: Skull Island which paid some serious homage to Apocalypse Now. This week, we have a brand new, Japanese poster that brings to life the classic kaiju aspects of the film. With all due respect to the actors involved, this one-sheet showcases the Real stars of the movie! Take a look! Personally, this poster is my favorite so far.... Read More »

- Sean Wist

Permalink | Report a problem


The ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Japanese Poster is Amazing

7 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I hope someone has bought the marketing team working on Kong: Skull Island a nice fruit basket or a bottle of champagne because their work has been so weird and so wonderful. Those trailers are nothing short of nutty and the most recent poster deliberately riffed on Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, with King Kong […]

The post The ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Japanese Poster is Amazing appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 66 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners