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Jason Clark, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin in Everest Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival on September 4, the organisers have announced today. The film features Josh Brolin - who also stars in the festival's closing film Sicario.
The film also has been slated to open the 72nd Venice Film Festival just two days earlier on September 2.
Kormakur’s previous films include The Deep, which was shortlisted in the foreign language Oscar category, as well as the English-language films Contraband and 2 Guns.
The script is by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), who were inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. »
- Richard Mowe
Paris — Baltasar Kormakur’s 3D adventure thriller “Everest” is set to open the 41st edition of the Deauville American Film Festival.
A Universal Pictures movie, “Everest,” which will also kick off the Venice film festival, stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Pic is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, along with Kormákur, Icelandic’s biggest film director-producer, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson.
Deauville is expecting “Everest’s” “film team” to attend the premiere.
Penned by William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Everest” is based on the tragic 1996 expeditions to Mount Everest that left several climbers dead. “Everest” will be released in the U.S. by Universal on September 25.
- Elsa Keslassy
Everyone knows that Jaws, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, The Crow, 47 Ronin and absolutely anything directed by David O. Russell had punishing shoots, but what about those ones you might not be quite so familiar with?
From Best Picture-winning classics to low-budget horrors, contemporary sci-fi flicks and everything in-between, these movies were all assailed by huge production problems, be it creative arguments on set or acts of God, which tested the mettle and patience of just about anyone working on them.
Though many of these movies are best remembered for, well, just being great movies, dig a little deeper and there are some juicy tales of how everyone involved suffered for their art, and though for some the juice may not have been worth the squeeze.
15. Gladiator Fox
Why It Was Hell: Developing Gladiator’s script was an absolutely agonising process, going through countless drafts such that, a mere two weeks before shooting, »
- Jack Pooley
Michael Peña's played a wide range of roles in his career, always providing viewers with fully believable characters who enhance the stories they inhabit. His latest onscreen roles—Father Lozano in The Vatican Tapes and Luis in Ant-Man—are no exceptions, and Daily Dead recently had the chance to talk with Michael Peña about playing an exorcism-tasked priest, working with Paul Rudd in the new Marvel movie, and more.
The Vatican Tapes is your first foray into the horror genre. What attracted you to this story?
Michael Peña: For me, it always starts with the script. I remember reading the script—whenever you're feeling scared when you're reading something, when there's a big emotional response, that's always a pretty good thing. And that's what happened on this one. It stuck with me even when I went to bed. I'm friends with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi—the guys who produced this movie. »
- Derek Anderson
Oscar-winning Gladiator co-writer/producer David Franzoni has come on board to write and produce Red Flag, a Chinese history-themed adventure series starring Maggie Q, from Steven Jensen's Independent Television Group, Mike Medavoy & Benjamin Anderson of Phoenix Pictures, and Fred Fuchs. Maggie Q’s Stalker co-star and real-life fiancé Dylan McDermott may reunite with her onscreen, possibly taking on a recurring role in the series. Set in the early 1800s, Red Flag centers… »
In 2008, following a lengthy break from acting, Joaquin Phoenix began to sound, to put it mildly, like the eccentric, troubled characters he plays.
A child of Hollywood who began acting in 1982 at the age of eight, he declared he was quitting the profession. Despite earning Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his roles as evil Roman emperor Commodus in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and country music hellion Johnny Cash in Walk the Line (winning the Best Actor Globe), he said he was fed up, sick of awards races and retiring permanently.
He was flushing away his career to be a hip-hop star.
Luckily he was kidding. He was filming the mockumentary I’m Still Here, directed by longtime friend Casey Affleck (married since 2006 to Phoenix’s sister Summer). His seemingly authentic farewell was a media myth he kept up for more than a year; and the mercurial Phoenix made »
- Colin Covert
The Water Diviner starring Russell Crowe is loosely based on a true World War I story where an Australian farmer journeyed to Turkey in order to locate the bodies of his three sons that were presumed killed in the battle of Gallpoli. Though the film takes great liberties with the character's journey and outcome, but touches upon the pain and grief this man and his wife must have felt knowing all of their sons were lost and mostly likely dead in a far off land. The film also marks Crowe's directorial debut.
Warner Home Video is bringing The Water Diviner to Blu-ray. DVD and Digital HD on July 28, 2015. We've teamed up with Warner to offer three lucky readers each a copy of The Water Diviner Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack in this contest.
For a chance to win, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. »
Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
A new trailer for the film Everest was released the other day, and it looks like it might be that rare “must-see” IMAX movie. I know you’ve probably heard that line before, but this one looks like it could deliver some definite jaw-dropping moments (and maybe even a bit of drama too). Take a look for yourself.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
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- Mike Tyrkus
Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have revealed the cover art and details for the Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray / DVD, due out on October 6th.
TVShowsOnDVD.com reports that Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season will come out on respective 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets on October 6th, complete with the following special features:
Video Production Blog Reeve Carney Round Table History of the Occult Character Profile Evelyn Poole's Mansion Interview/Behind the Scenes
Last month, Showtime officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a nine-episode third season that is set to premiere in 2016 and will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.
"Penny Dreadful’s second season has found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway »
- Derek Anderson
London-based production company Gfm Films has rescheduled principal photography to begin in Brindisi, Italy on July 15 before moving on to Rome, working together with Italian producers Eagle Pictures. Production will then move from Rome to the UK for filming in London and surrounding locations.
Cooper, the British actor who plays a young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is also known for roles in Need For Speed, Dracula Untold and Mamma Mia!. Upcoming projects include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already, Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady In The Van and Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic Warcraft.
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Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest,” the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday. The film’s extensive cast includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kormakur’s previous films include “The Deep,” which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, as well as the English-language films “Contraband” and “2 Guns.” “Everest” was produced by Working Title Films and will be released in the United States by Universal. Its script is by William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). See video:. »
- Steve Pond
The world premiere of the mountaineering drama will be screened on Sept 2 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.
Set on the world’s highest mountain, the film centres on two different expeditions hit by a fierce snowstorm.
Presented by Universal Pictures and Walden Media - in association with Cross Creek Pictures - the story has been adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy ([link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
While we often lament some of the films that end up stuck in development Hell, never to become realized on the big screen, there are some films we should all be glad never came to fruition.
Sometimes they don’t get it! We all know that the film industry is a business and they want to make money, but Hollywood doesn’t always realize that the best way to do that is to make a good film. Sometimes, Hollywood’s habit of taking a known property and stretching them out to absurd proportions proves that they just don’t get the point. Fortunately, there are times when someone recognizes a bad idea and puts on the brakes. Below is a list of 14 films where someone was smart enough to notice that they were making a pile of trash and threw in the towel.
Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian
Due to the success of Beetlejuice, »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Shout! Factory:
Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross The Saint. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint: The Complete Series. Fans of the dashing spy will finally be able to revisit his adventures with the release of The Saint: The Complete Series on DVD from Timeless Media Group, a division of Shout! Factory, LLC.
Available for the first time as a complete series, the 33-dvd box set features all 118 episodes of the classic espionage show, including first 71 episodes of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Awaiting is a psychological thriller from director Mark Murphy (The Crypt). Focusing on a reclusive cannibal, the film also involves a terrified victim. Awaiting will premiere at the United Kingdom's Film4 Frightfest Film Festival. And, the film stars Tony Curran (Gladiator), Diana Vickers and Rupert Hill. A trailer for the film was released, recently (hosted below). Now, the film's official poster has been revealed and it can be seen here. The trailer brings more of the story out, to feed on. The clip shows how a lone cannibal ambushes and captures his prey (spike strip). The trailer also shows how the cannibal's daughter grows cold feet, when the new prey is being readied for a feast. Characters collide and allegiances are dissolved in this intriguing film. A review or two for Awaiting have been kind. Roger Crow, of the Huffington Post, mentions some of the bloodier scenes, which are "wince-inducing. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
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Wamg was among members of the media and invited guests to witness the Grand Opening of Fast and Furious Supercharged, the latest movie-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The presentation treated everyone to an extensive display of cars from the movies, a dance performance, speeches by top Universal execs and L.A.’s mayor, all topped off by an exciting assortment of live car stunts including a 90-foot jump through a billboard that caught us by surprise.
After the presentation concluded, we were lucky enough to go on a test-ride of the adrenalin-pumping, high-speed adventure with Dom, Hobbs and the rest of the Fast and Furious gang. Coming at the end of the famous Back-lot Tram Tour, Supercharged literally puts you smack dab in the middle of a high-flying, breakneck speed chase. The technology is pretty cool, in that with the giant 360-degree screen and 3D glasses, »
- Movie Geeks
Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s. But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans. The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures. Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »
- Andre Soares
Gramercy Pictures has released a special Sinister 2 video message for all of the dads in the world. Also in this round-up: new stills from The Vatican Tapes, a second clip from The Gallows, and release details on the Psycho Beach Party Blu-ray.
"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity."
- Tamika Jones
Check out the brand new trailer for The Runner.
In the aftermath of the Bp oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Directed and written by Austin Stark, the film includes dynamic performances by Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Golden Globe and Emmy award nominee Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Golden Globe winner Peter Fonda (Easy Rider).
The Runner opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 7.
- Michelle McCue
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