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Impressions of The Dark Knight Rises Prologue And Where You Can See It Too

14 December 2011 9:49 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

“Bane on a Plane!” Yes, it's true folks, the highly anticipated six-minute prologue to Christopher Nolan's even more highly anticipated Batman trilogy conclusion The Dark Knight Rises features the enigmatic masked villain causing mayhem during an aerial assault. Those hoping to see Samuel L. Jackson complain and scream, "I've had it with..."  are just out of luck. This is definitely not That movie. Monday night, here in New York, Christopher Nolan made a return to the real Gotham where he just wrapped the picture a few weeks ago. The director hosted another screening of the prologue for selected members of the press at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX theater, where The Dark Knight held its North American premiere almost four summers ago. Just as he did for The Dark Knight prologue in the fall of '07, Nolan talked about his fascination with IMAX technology and how his primary »

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Prologue, 6-Minute Opening Scene

14 December 2011 1:32 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Dark Knight Rises Prologue, 6-Minute Opening Scene. The 6-Minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), its opening scene, like many have said, is exhilarating. There are some major spoilers after this so if you want to remain pure, stop reading now. *Spoiler* The opening scene is much like Renny Harlin‘s from Cliffhanger, mid-air breathlessness and a robbery of sorts. Like that film, what is stolen has much to do with the plot of the film (I believe). What is placed in the plane must have much to do with it as well. The music for the scene is very good, like the dialogue: “Have we started the fire?”, “The fire rises.”  *Spoiler End*

We have also posted The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Trailer Bootleg / Trailer Description and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Teaser Trailer.

Tom Hardy as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises photos:

Tom Hardy, Bane, The Dark Knight Rises

 

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- filmbook

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Win a 5 Days of War Prize Pack!

2 December 2011 8:54 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The action-packed thriller 5 Days of War has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and M&C.s giving away a prize pack that includes a Blu-ray edition of the film along with DVD copies of 13, Law Abiding Citizen, Carjacked, and Kill the Irishman! The film is from acclaimed director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and based on the true events of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines during the devastating five day war between Russian and the Georgian Republic. 5 Days of War is an intensely human portrayal of courage under fire, combining heart-pounding action with real human drama. Inspired by the real events of »

- Patrick Luce

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5 Days Of War DVD Giveaway

30 November 2011 1:06 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Another giveaway for you, this time for a film that looks pretty impressive, and stars one of my personal favorites, Richard Coyle.

5 Days of War is a thriller about a journalist caught behind enemy lines during the war between Russia and the Georgian Republic. Inspired by real events, it's an intense look at not only surviving in such a situation, but also a devastating war that was over so fast most people hardly had a chance to notice it.

I have two copies of the DVD available, and all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be randomly selected on December 10th. U.S. only.

Check out the info below, don't miss the trailer, and then enter for your chance to win.

 

Anchor Bay Films Proudly Presents 5 Days Of War A Film By Renny Harlin Starring Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Andy Garcia »

- Marc Eastman

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The lessons we’ve learned from Renny Harlin’s Cliffhanger

23 November 2011 4:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

How do we deal with an avalanche? What shorts do we wear while mountain climbing? 90s action flick Cliffhanger has the answers to these questions and more...

Renny Harlin’s 1993 action masterpiece Cliffhanger is quite a remarkable film, and unexpectedly educational. Stallone plays Gabe Walker, a mountain rescue chap, whose relationship with his colleague and friend Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker) is strained when he fails to save their mutual friend Sarah (Michelle Joyner) from falling to her death.

The pair are later reunited when they team up to help some climbers trapped on the same mountain range. It soon transpires that all is not as it seems, and the pair are being used to help retrieve $100m for the dastardly Eric Qualen (John Lithgow) and his gang.

Not only does Cliffhanger provide almost two hours of tight shorts, mountains, Stallone, Michael Rooker and John Lithgow revelling in his role as the villain, »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

11 November 2011 2:02 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Casting for Quentin Tarantino's slave-turned-bounty hunter feature Django Unchained seems to be never ending, but at least today offers a name worth reporting on as Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) is in final negotiations to join the cast. The film centers on Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave who seeks to reunite with Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), his slave wife, a journey which will see him team up with Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German bounty hunter, to take down Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), an evil plantation owner. Cohen's role is described by Variety as one of the last big parts left to be cast. The role is that of Scotty, a gambler who buys Django's wife as a female companion. As you can tell from the plot description above, this will be a rather important part, presumably more so during the film's finale. This will mark another step »

- Brad Brevet

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Trivia: Renny Harlin Begged Not To Make Legendary Flop ‘Cutthroat Island’

14 September 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hollywood loves stories of failure almost more than it loves success. The tales of flops such as Heaven's Gate, Ishtar and The Bonfire of the Vanities have spawned endless conversations, magazine articles and no few books. But the story of a flop is often distilled down into over-simplified factoids and circumstances. In the broad public view, all most people tend to know is that a movie was over-ambitious or poorly conceived, and that it tanked, possibly taking companies and careers with it. One of the legendary flops is Renny Harlin's Cutthroat Island, a 1995 pirate film that starred his then-wife Geena Davis and actor Matthew Modine. The film cost almost a hundred million to make, and raked in only about one-tenth that amount. Stories have flown that the movie's failure was responsible for the demise of production company Carolco. That company previously made Basic Instinct, Cliffhanger, Terminator 2, and other successful films, »

- Russ Fischer

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A Lonely Place to Die (trailer)

8 September 2011 4:24 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Exciting stuff. Die Hard on a mountain! Wait: that’s been done, hasn’t it? That terrible Sylvester Stallone movie Cliffhanger? This is better than that. I’ve seen the flick. Way better. The trailer is good, too, in that it gives you a hint of what you’re in for without giving away the game. That seems like a lost art these days. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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5 Days Of War Review

1 September 2011 10:50 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Renny Harlin still knows how to blow stuff up real good. He's always been less a popcorn filmmaker than a Cracker Jack entertainer, rarely content to leave a scene alone without adding unnecessary ingredients to sweeten and / or salt the deal. It delivered him from sequel hell in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, which led to the big-budget insanity of Die Hard 2. It helped him survive The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and Cutthroat Island, so that they recede into indistinct memory as the cheesy, indulgent, thrilling excesses of Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea are remembered more fondly. Over the last decade, however, Harlin's track record has become more suspect, even for those with a »

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Looking back at Judge Dredd

31 August 2011 3:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The classic 2000Ad character Judge Dredd was first adapted for the big screen in 1995, and the results were flawed, to say the least. Phil takes a look back…

First, let me put my cards on the table. For the best part of thirty years, I have been a huge fan of the character Judge Dredd, and the British comic 2000Ad in which he appears.

I state this at the outset just so that you can appreciate the effort it has taken for me not to revert to tedious and predictable whinging about Stallone removing the helmet, Rob Schneider being cast as Fergee, and Dredd exchanging a kiss with Judge Hershey at the film’s conclusion.

Not for me the polemic of the immovable fan-boy, but rather the dispassionate objectivity of a reasonable film critic, someone who can see that compromises have to be made, and that comic book movie franchises »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Chicago Anytime Passes to ‘5 Days of War’ With Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia

29 August 2011 12:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our latest action/war drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes up for grabs to the new film “5 Days of War” with Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia and Rupert Friend!

The film opens in Chicago on Sept. 2, 2011. “5 Days of War,” which is based on actual events, also stars Heather Graham, Dean Cain, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Mikko Nousiainen, Antje Traue, Rade Serbedzija, Mikheil Gomiashvili, Johnathon Schaech and Anna Walton from director Renny Harlin and writer Mikko Alanne based on the screenplay by David Battle.

To win your free run-of-engagement movie pass for “5 Days of War,” just answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! These movie passes are valid during the film’s theatrical run at Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Renny Harlin Never Wanted Sylvester Stallone for Cliffhanger

21 August 2011 4:31 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) is now promoting his new movie, called "5 Days of War," and is answering questions (in full detail) about his past projects, including "Cliffhanger," describing his relationship with Sylvester Stallone, who was struggling to get his career back on track. Harlin explained: "[The studio] said to me, we want Sylvester Stallone to star in this movie. And I said, 'no way.' I don't know who I was picturing for it, Kevin Costner or somebody, but they wanted him because they did 'Rambo' with him. This was at a point where he had just made 'Oscar' and 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot,' both disastrous comedies and his career was in the toilet. And I said, 'no way, I don't want him.' He's a stereotype from the 'Rambo' movies, and the comedies have really made him not a very desirable actor at this time, »

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The Long Kiss Goodnight Sequel is Moving Forward

20 August 2011 2:32 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting "5 Days of War," director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) revealed that the only sequel he would ever want to make is a sequel to "The Long Kiss Goodnight." We have been talking about the follow-up for years, but it's only now that Harlin has become serious about it. "I just came back from Miami where I directed an episode of 'Burn Notice,'" said the director. "I really like that series so I went to direct an episode, and the writer of the episode was Ben Watkins, who is one of the producers of the show. I had read quite a bit of his stuff, and he turned out to be a giant fan of ['The Long Kiss Goodnight'] so we started talking, and we decided we're going to do it together." Regarding the story, Harlin explained: "Charlie's daughter, who was six in the original, she's now twenty one. In »

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Steven Spielberg Stole Tintin from Die Hard 2 Director

20 August 2011 2:32 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting "5 Days of War," director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) revealed that many years ago he gave Steven Spielberg the idea to make a "Tintin" movie. Harlin explained: "After I had just done 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4' [in 1988], one of the first people to call me was Steven Spielberg, and he asked me, 'So is there a movie of your dreams you want to make?' 'Seriously?" I said, 'Tintin.' So I gave him a pile of those books and his company went after the rights. At that point, the creator was still alive, and he said absolutely not. So it didn't work out, and Spielberg and I went our separate ways. Then years later, the creator died, and Spielberg went after the rights again, and he got them. So now there's a movie." Click here to read more about "Tintin." »

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Renny Harlin Reveals His Alien 3 Ideas That Fox Didn't Like

20 August 2011 2:31 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Some of you may have heard that Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) was once tasked with directing the third "Alien" film, which he eventually dropped and David Fincher was brought on as his replacement. Now, in an interview with CraveOnline, Harlin explained why he left the project. He said: "As a young filmmaker, I'm only 28-years-old, I had made 'Nightmare on Elm Street 4,' which got a very good critical reception and a huge box office reception, and all of a sudden I'm being offered movies by Spielberg and everybody in town. And I'm a huge fan of course of Ridley Scott and James Cameron, and then I'm offered 'Alien 3.' And I think, this is a fantastic opportunity. I get my office on the Fox lot in Hollywood, and there I am, and I literally have to pinch myself when I'm sitting in my office. I'm on a studio lot, »

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’5 Days of War’: Review Revue

19 August 2011 4:30 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Anchor Bay Films

While the world was watching the 11,028 athletes compete in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, people on both sides of the Russian-Georgian war were being killed. Director Renny Harlin, known for “Die Hard” and “Cliffhanger,” shot “5 Days of War” from the Georgian perspective on location in the former Russian territory. The 113-minute action drama stars Val Kilmer, Rupert Friend and Andy Garcia.

Read some reviews here.

“The film is littered with washed-up stars, in fact, presumably cast because »

- WSJ Staff

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5 Days Of War Movie Review

18 August 2011 11:08 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review of 5 Days of War 5 Days Of War astounded me, especially considering its mere $20 million budget (per IMDb), lack of stateside publicity and disappointing marketing materials. (A badly Photoshopped poster and heavy metal-fueled trailer framing it as a run-of-the-mill blow-‘em-up.) The Georgian army apparently gave director Renny Harlin -- known for big-budget action flicks like Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger -- free use of their tanks, helicopters, jets, guns and even military personnel, contributing greatly to a gripping and vastly entertaining but still horrifying war film. Documenting a five-day war in the summer of 2008 that few Americans were fully aware of due to round-the-clock Olympic coverage coming out of Beijing, the movie also serves as a worthy tribute to war correspondents who risk their lives to communicate urgent news to the world, a sacrifice all too easily taken for granted. Indeed, the film is dedicated to the more than »

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5 Days Of War Movie Review

18 August 2011 11:08 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review of 5 Days of War 5 Days Of War astounded me, especially considering its mere $20 million budget (per IMDb), lack of stateside publicity and disappointing marketing materials. (A badly Photoshopped poster and heavy metal-fueled trailer framing it as a run-of-the-mill blow-‘em-up.) The Georgian army apparently gave director Renny Harlin -- known for big-budget action flicks like Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger -- free use of their tanks, helicopters, jets, guns and even military personnel, contributing greatly to a gripping and vastly entertaining but still horrifying war film. Documenting a five-day war in the summer of 2008 that few Americans were fully aware of due to round-the-clock Olympic coverage coming out of Beijing, the movie also serves as a worthy tribute to war correspondents who risk their lives to communicate urgent news to the world, a sacrifice all too easily taken for granted. Indeed, the film is dedicated to the more than »

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5 Days Of War Movie Review

18 August 2011 11:08 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review of 5 Days of War 5 Days Of War astounded me, especially considering its mere $20 million budget (per IMDb), lack of stateside publicity and disappointing marketing materials. (A badly Photoshopped poster and heavy metal-fueled trailer framing it as a run-of-the-mill blow-‘em-up.) The Georgian army apparently gave director Renny Harlin -- known for big-budget action flicks like Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger -- free use of their tanks, helicopters, jets, guns and even military personnel, contributing greatly to a gripping and vastly entertaining but still horrifying war film. Documenting a five-day war in the summer of 2008 that few Americans were fully aware of due to round-the-clock Olympic coverage coming out of Beijing, the movie also serves as a worthy tribute to war correspondents who risk their lives to communicate urgent news to the world, a sacrifice all too easily taken for granted. Indeed, the film is dedicated to the more than »

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"5 Days of War" in New York City

17 August 2011 7:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Action director Renny Harlin ("Cliffhanger," "Deep Blue Sea") unveiled his take on 2008's five-day war between Russia and Georgia, "5 Days of War," last night in New York with some of the film's cast in tow. Pictured above from left to right: Harlin, and two of the film's stars Emmanuelle Chriqui and Andy Garcia. Harlin referred to the international thriller as a "passion project" and thanked his cast and crew »

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