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Oliver Stone headed to Zurich fest with 'Snowden'

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.

Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2) has landed one of the first screenings of Oliver Stone’s whistleblower drama Snowden and will host the film’s director as well as stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.

The gala screening - the first to be announced for this year’s festival - will take place on Sept 24, just weeks after its world premiere at Toronto (Snowden debuted to an invite-only screening at Comic-Con last week).

It marks the fourth visit to Zff for Stone, who was previously the subject of a tribute strand and most recently screened his film Savages as the festival’s opening night gala in 2012.

In Stone’s latest film, Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency (Nsa) employee who blew the whistle on the Us’s mass global surveillance programmes. The cast also includes Woodley, Melissa Leo and [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Director Oliver Stone doesn't approve of Pokemon Go

25 July 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016

"It's what people call surveillance capitalism," director Oliver Stone says of hit mobile game Pokemon Go...

One of the more unusual movies at San Diego Comic-Con was Snowden, director Oliver Stone's forthcoming film about controversial whistle-blower, Edward Snowden. One of the few movies at Comic-Con that isn't fantastical or superhero-based in some way, Snowden stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as the former CIA employee who leaked an enormous amount of previously classified information onto the web.

During the panel discussion for that film, Stone brought Niantic's hit mobile app into a broader conversation about online surveillance. Warning of a "new level of invasion" into our private lives thanks to search giants like Google, Stone argued that "Pokemon Go kicks into that."

"It's not for profit at the beginning but it becomes for profit at the end," Stone added, "because it creates its own awareness and it gets »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Stars In Second Snowden Trailer

23 July 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo credit: Jürgen Olczyk / Open Road Films

Here’s a first look at the intense new trailer for Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. This trailer debuted during the movie’s Comic-Con Panel, which also marked Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone’s very first Comic-Con appearance.

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century.

Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the Nsa and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others.

No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: New 'Snowden' Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

22 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Filmmaker Oliver Stone (Platoon) made his first appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego yesterday to discuss his new film, Snowden. Fandango's Dave Karger hosted the panel, which also featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Edward Snowden, Shailene Woodley, who costars as Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills, and Zachary Quinto, who costars as journalist Glenn Greenwald. Here are a few highlights shared via social media. The @SnowdenTheMovie cast takes the stage, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Zachary Quinto #Sdcc pic.twitter.com/q02Jy7lU05 — Fandango (@Fandango) July 21, 2016   Joseph Gordon-Levitt donated his entire actor's fee on #Snowden to the Aclu and a project he's working on in conjunction w/ the Aclu...

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New ‘Snowden’ trailer unveiled at Comic Con

21 July 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oliver Stone has made his official San Diego Comic Con debut with his upcoming film Snowden, and appeared in Hall H in front of 7000 pop culture fans to deliver its new trailer.

The true story comes to cinemas later this year, and the IMDb have nabbed the new trailer for online audiences.

Here’s the plot.

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the Nsa and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, »

- Paul Heath

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Hunted in New Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

21 July 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

History was made today as Oliver Stone had his first appearance at Comic-Con and, aside from waxing poetic about the dangers of Pokemon Go and how it could lead to totalitarianism, he brought with him a new trailer for his latest feature, Snowden. While we already have Laura Poitras‘ Oscar-winning Edward Snowden exposé Citizenfour, this one finds Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the whistle-blower.

Diving into his time before the major events, when he served the country by enlisting in the United States Army Reserve and then working for the CIA, it marks Stone’s first time shooting digitally, rather fittingly. With a cast also including Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, and Timothy Olyphant, check out the new trailer and poster below:

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, »

- Jordan Raup

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Snowden: new trailer arrives

21 July 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 22, 2016

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars and Oliver Stone directs: it's the new trailer for Snowden...

Over at San Diego Comic-Con, the brand new trailer for Snowden has been released.

Oliver Stone’s upcoming political thriller stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistleblowing Nsa contractor Edward Snowden. The conspiracy movie trailer premiered after Stone said to the panel that Pokemon Go is a slippery slope to totalitarianism.

Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden along with Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Scott Eastwood, Joely Richardson, and Timothy Olyphant.

Here's the synopsis...

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century.

Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, »

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Sdcc: Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Oliver Stone’s Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

21 July 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During today’s Snowden panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, a brand new trailer was released for Oliver Stone’s upcoming thriller, which sees Joseph Gordon-Levitt leading a stellar cast as whistleblower Edward Snowden; check it out here…

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the Nsa and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc: 2016: New Trailer For Oliver Stone’s 'Snowden' is Here!

21 July 2016 2:22 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Open Road Films has released a new trailer for director Oliver Stone’s International thriller, Snowden which is based on Luke Harding's recent book, "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena.

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born On The Fourth Of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the Nsa and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Oliver Stone Brings New Snowden Trailer to Comic-Con

21 July 2016 2:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic-Con 2016 is in full swing today, following last night's preview night screenings. One of the biggest panels in Hall H on this first day of the con let out just a few hours ago, with fans getting a new look at the highly-anticipated true story adaptation Snowden. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto were joined by director Oliver Stone, making his first ever appearance at Sdcc. The stars and director revealed the new trailer to the 7,000 fans in Hall H, and now we have the trailer to share with you right here, in case you couldn't make the trek to San Diego.

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals »

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‘Snowden’ Trailer: Oliver Stone And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Take Down The Nsa

21 July 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oliver Stone hasn’t made a movie since 2012’s critical and box office disaster “Savages,” but you should never count out the Oscar-winning provocateur. This September, the filmmaker finally returns to the big screen in the same political firecracker mode that has given him some of his most blazing and timeless classics, from “Platoon” to “Nixon” and “JFK,” and this time around he’s gunning for the Nsa with the true story of Edward Snowden.

Read More: Edward Snowden and David Simon Go Head-to-Head on Surveillance

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as one of the world’s most controversial whisteblowers, “Snowden” tracks the eponymous hacker’s rise from failed Special Forces trainee (he was discharged after he broke both of his legs) to CIA hotshot and ultimate betrayer. The drama is based on Luke Harding’s “The Snowden Files” and Anatoly Kucherena’s “Time of the Octopus” and was filmed outside »

- Zack Sharf

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Class of 1986: Six Horror & Sci-Fi Movies Released in 1986 That Deserve More Love

10 July 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it comes to horror and sci-fi movies from 1986, there are several milestone titles that always come to mind first: Aliens, The Fly, Blue Velvet, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Manhunter, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, or even Psycho III, just to name a few. But like any great year of cinema, there are always a few underrated gems that get overshadowed along the way and should receive a little extra love. Here are six films from 1986 that I think deserve to be on every genre fan’s radar:

F/X: A movie about a special effects artist who gets mixed up in a government conspiracy, at a time when practical effects were in their heyday? Yes, please. F/X isn’t a film I hear a ton of folks talk about, but it has been on cable a lot lately, which means I’ve spent a few nights revisiting it, »

- Heather Wixson

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Willem Dafoe Talks Justice League And Movie Budgets

4 July 2016 4:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Actor Willem Dafoe is a two-time Academy Award nominee, with a remarkable resume. He is known for striking a very clear balance between big budget projects and independent movies – with roles in a diverse range of films, including Platoon, The Last Temptation Of Christ, Clear And Present Danger, The English Patient, Speed 2: Cruise Control, and Antichrist. Currently, however, it is his role as the Atlantean Nuidis Vulko in Justice League that is attracting the most attention.

All eyes were upon him recently as he attended the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to receive the Crystal Globe Award for contributions to world cinema. The event called for a press conference, and The Playlist was on hand for the actor’s comments on many aspects of his career – including Justice League, which is currently in production.

“I don’t want to talk about that. I’ve got so many movies to talk about. »

- Sarah Myles

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Michael Cimino: A Filmmaker Who Dared to Dream Big

2 July 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s easy to think of the 1970s as a time of things falling apart. The counterculture was still doing its slow-burn flameout, and most of the decade lingered under the twin shadows of Vietnam and Watergate, which together blew a hole in our collective sense of faith. The great American filmmakers of the era — directors like Coppola, Scorsese, Altman — responded by holding a mirror up to our doubt and alienation. Yet as dark as some of their movies could be, the New Hollywood was never about tearing things down. It was about looking at the place that America had become and seeing it as something stirring and redemptive, tragic and effusive, intimate and grand. It was about picking up the pieces of a broken but still exhilarating landscape and finding, within them, a new kind of American dream.2

When it came to that mission, no filmmaker of his time dreamed bigger than Michael Cimino, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Why ‘The Deer Hunter’s Russian Roulette Scenes Can Still Blow You Away (Video)

2 July 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When you think of movies about the Vietnam War, a few come immediately to mind: Francis Ford Coppola‘s “Apocalypse Now,” Oliver Stone‘s “Platoon,” Stanley Kubrick‘s “Full Metal Jacket” and Michael Cimino‘s “The Deer Hunter.” Those four films cast such an immense shadow over all of cinema that most other Vietnam movies barely even register. And the main standout may be the first to land in theaters: “The Deer Hunter,” which won five Oscars in 1979, including Best Picture and Best Director for Cimino, who died Saturday at age 77. Released back in 1978, “The Deer Hunter” contains harrowing scenes in which. »

- Phil Owen

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Durban: ‘Kalushi’ Tells Tale of South African Freedom Fighter

25 June 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celebrated as a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle, the late South African freedom fighter Solomon “Kalushi” Mahlangu has life-sized statues adorning city squares and a soccer stadium named in his honor. It’s only now, though, that his story has been told on the big screen, thanks to the feature-film debut of Mandla Dube, whose biopic “Kalushi” was a hit this week at the Durban Intl. Film Festival.

Eight years in the making, the movie, which traces the short and revolutionary life of Mahlangu before his execution by the apartheid government at the age of 23, has already been hailed as a “hugely important film” by a leading South African film critic.

For Dube, who once mooted telling Mahlangu’s story in a four-part TV series, “Kalushi” offers a chance to pay tribute to one of the iconic heroes of the liberation struggle on the “large canvas” he deserves.

“I feel »

- Christopher Vourlias

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Oliver Stone Talks ‘Snowden’ Financing Struggle, Film vs. TV and Military ‘Adulation’ in Movies

25 June 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nantucket, Mass. — Oliver Stone pulled no punches and named names in detailing the struggle to finance his new movie about National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden during a Q&A Saturday with fellow director Bennett Miller.

During the wide-ranging discussion, held as part of the Nantucket Film Festival, Stone also weighed in on his lack of enthusiasm for most serialized TV dramas, his disdain for the “adulation” of the U.S. military in many contemporary films and how Dino De Laurentiis dashed his hopes for “Conan the Barbarian” to have blossomed as a long-running franchise.

The intimate gathering at a private home on the water included actor Zachary Quinto, who plays journalist Glenn Greenwald in “Snowden,” and numerous writer-directors with pics at the fest, such as Mike Birbiglia (“Don’t Think Twice”), Julia Hart (“Miss Stevens”), Clay Tweel (“Gleason”) and Chris Kelly (“Other People”). The Nantucket fest, which wraps Monday, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Honors Stars and Filmmakers

24 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jirina Bohdalová

The President’s Award

Actress Jirina Bohdalová will receive the President’s Award at the upcoming 51st Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. A force in Czech entertainment for nearly 80 years and one of its most beloved figures, the still-active Bohdalová’s career spans stage, film, and television performances. Cementing her reputation as a national treasure, she also hosted (with Vladimír Dvorák) the massively successful, long-running, live TV sketch show “Televarieté,” dubbed foreign films and provided expressive voice work on numerous Czech animated TV series, particularly the fairy tales created for “Evening Story.” [“Vecernícek”]. Writer-director Slávek Horák [“Home Care”] recalls, “Whole generations [including mine] grew up listening to her every evening at 7, universally accepted by kids and parents as the bedtime call.”

So ubiquitous a figure is “Bohdalka” [as her fans affectionately refer to her] that it is nearly impossible to conceive of Czech popular culture without her.

Born in 1931 to a working-class family in Prague, Bohdalová was a precocious extrovert from a young age. »

- Alissa Simon

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Willem Dafoe & Charlie Kaufman to Receive Honorary Awards from Karlovy Vary

21 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Willem Dafoe and Charlie Kaufman are set to be honored next month at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is presenting them with the Crystal Globe and President’s Award, respectively. In addition to his prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema, Dafoe will be toasted at the Czech Republic’s leading festival with screenings of Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”; Kaufman’s “Anomalisa” will also be shown.

Read More: 2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Past recipients of the Crystal Globe, which is the highest prize given out in the Czech spa town, include Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Helen Mirren and Miloš Forman. Dafoe has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, once for “Platoon” and again for “Shadow the Vampire.” Kaufman won Best Original Screenplay for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

6 June 2016 3:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »

- Movie Geeks

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