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Everest is just about to hit (September 18th), and while the man vs. nature genre isn’t for everyone, there are some movies worth seeing just for the effort involved, and anything shot, at least partially, on location in Nepal is on that list. Add an incredible cast, and even if the true story about an attempt to reach the summit of Everest gone wrong doesn’t instantly appeal to you, this still has to be one on your radar.
In order to make sure that you’re not misled by the days of CGI and fantastic sets, the film has released some very cool images that, if nothing else, clue you in to the fact that this perhaps wasn’t just a walk in the park for most of the actors.
Take a look below, and lose yourself in the frosty goodness.
- Marc Eastman
Our adventure is just beginning. Whoa! This is awesome. Fox has debuted an intriguing new promo video for Ridley Scott's The Martian, featuring real-world astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examining and discussing the Ares 3 mission to Mars. With all the footage we've seen it looks like they're trying to make this as realistic as possible, as if this mission was actually taking place. And I love that angle because it really does make this feel more real, and like it's actually possible. This video delves into the ideas about Mars and why we want to go there, and how we're going to get there. It's a very nice primer for this movie. Here's the new promo for Ridley Scott's The Martian, with Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about Ares 3: You can also see the second trailer for The Martian here with tons of footage + the Ares 3 video promo. The Martian »
- Alex Billington
When Heitor Pereira was a boy growing up in rural, heavily forested Brazil, his grandfather — an avid birdwatcher — used to tell him, “Listen to the symphony of the birds and the life around us. Can you imagine a day without these melodies?”
Nowadays Pereira honors that memory within the context of moving pictures, whether mimicking nature or underscoring character and story.
“Melody is still where I start,” says the composer of such animated features as “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” and live-action films like “If I Stay” and “It’s Complicated.” “Even if it’s a birthplace for the score and then becomes textural. If I do that, I never get lost, because melodies have meaning. They are a musical conclusion of a conversation that we may have about a character.”
- Jon Burlingame
This week’s So You Think You Can Dance practically deserved its own post on Craigslist.
You were the All-Star wearing beige who kept gesticulating wildly with your arms… I was the Team Stage dancer trying to keep my head above water in a complicated routine… You were Medusa, and how the heck am I supposed to make that work?
Yes, I’m exaggerating a wee bit, and no, I am not Michael Slezak. (More on that in a moment.) But the gulf that existed between some of this season’s Top 8 and their All-Star partners was considerable as the week’s routines unfolded, »
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already fairly jam-packed with characters, and we may be able to add a very familiar face from the original trilogy to the roster - albeit, a digital version of it. The Daily Mail Online is reporting that the late great Peter Cushing's character from A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin, will be back for Gareth Edwards' movie, which revolves around a group of Rebels attempting to steal the plans for the first Death Star. Tarkin was instrumental in building that technological terror, so it does make sense that he'd factor into this story - but even though completely recreating a deceased actor using CGI has been done before (Oliver Reed in Gladiator, Paul Walker in the recent Fast Furious movie, and even Tarkin himself can be glimpsed briefly at the end of Revenge Of The Sith), this would be the first »
Digitally enhanced performances have an increased prevalence in Hollywood today, but resurrecting a deceased actor completely remains rare practice. The most famed case is probably Oliver Reed in Gladiator, but that could change with news that Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin might have a part to play in the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One.
Rogue One follows the Rebellion’s efforts to steal Death Star schematics, which positions it firmly before A New Hope in the franchise’s narrative. As a result, it makes sense for Tarkin to be there, but is it a good idea to recreate Cushing rather than recast the part?
Cushing died in 1994, leaving behind him a legacy of great performances. Not least among them was his turn as Tarkin, who for the opening hour at least, vies directly with Darth Vader for the position of A New Hope’s chief antagonist.
- Daniel Kelly
Brown plays a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that have wandered onto her property. Flanagan portrays the leader of the convicts, and Stone plays the villain.
- Dave McNary
A new trailer has been released for the Matt Damon sci-fi thriller "The Martian," directed by Ridley Scott. This is Damon's second time in a row playing an astronaut, following his surprise turn last fall in "Interstellar." -Break- Damon and his Bff Ben Affleck won an Oscar together for writing the screenplay for "Good Will Huntin" in 1997. Since then, Affleck won a second trophy for producing "Argo" in 2012, but Damon is still searching for his second prize. Will he catch up this year? However, Damon has been nominated for acting – for "Good Will Hunting" and "Invictus" – an accomplishment Affleck hasn't matched. Could this be his third performance bid? Also looking for his first Oscar is director Ridley Scott. He's been nominated for Best Director three times before – for "Thelma & Louise" (1991), "Gladiator" (2000) and "Bl..."' »
Shooting has officially started on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in the UK. Warner Brothers announced the news late yesterday that the firt of a planned series of film has started filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, just north of London.
David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies will helm ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ directing a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.
The film, which is set around 70 years after the Potter movies, will be released on November 18th 2016.
Track down for the full release.
Burbank, CA – August 17, 2015 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which »
- Paul Heath
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time »
- Michelle McCue
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The story takes place years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander's will become a text book that is used by the students in their studies.
If you've been eager to see the wizarding world introduced in the Harry Potter films, back on the big screen you're now one step closer to seeing it. The upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has officially started production.
Sure, Harry Potter won't be showing up this time around, nor are we likely to see many familiar faces, but that's not the point. We're going to be diving back into this incredible world, and with a script from J.K. Rowling herself, we could be in for a treat. David Yates is back at the helm and ready to start off a new series , with cameras starting to roll Today. Check out the full press release below for more casting information, and who's working behind the scenes.
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but Disney has just released a first look at the cast of the upcoming spinoff film about a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans from the Death Star. Thanks to D23, the very first official photo has been revealed, featuring the cast which includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk are also announced to be joining Star Wars: Rogue One, along with Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.
Unlike the previous live-action Star Wars films, Rogue One will not revolve around the Jedi or the Force. The film is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the »
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, »
- Michelle McCue
“Star Wars: Rogue One” released the first image of the full cast at Disney’s D23 Expo, confirming the stars as Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One” has begun principal photography with “Godzilla’s” Gareth Edwards directing. The standalone film tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy.
“‘Rogue One’ takes place before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said Kennedy in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential ‘Star Wars’ feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director, »
- Laura Prudom
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008's Oscar-winning Milk and the critically acclaimed Killing Them Softly; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let »
It.s .The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. versus .Straight Outta Compton. at the box-office this weekend. .U.N.C.L.E. is based on the popular 1960s TV series. This one stars Henry Cavill as an American spy and Armie Hammer as his Russian counterpart. It.s directed by Guy Ritchie. .Straight Outta Compton. is the big-screen docu-drama of the rise and fall of N.W.A. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!
Official .The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Synopsis
Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. »
Showtime has picked up the adaptation of Patti Smith's best-selling memoir Just Kids as a limited series. Smith has been working on a script with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (of Gladiator and The Aviator fame) for the past four years, about her relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in New York City throughout the '60s and '70s. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book," said Smith, who is also co-producing the series. While there haven't been any casting announcements, she has said that she wants Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson — or perhaps a couple of unknowns. "We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns," she said. In other non–Twin Peaks–related news, Showtime has renewed Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex for 12-episode fourth seasons. The network also »
- E. Alex Jung
Star Trek 10 was supposed to lead into a further Next Generation crew movie, had all gone to plan. It didn't. So what happened?
1996's Star Trek: First Contact took $150 million worldwide, on a budget of $46 million. 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection managed to swallow a budget of $70 million and only return $118 worldwide, but after the critical feedback about that film, surely a darker action film along the same lines as First Contact would jump the box office back up? That appeared to be the thought pattern at Paramount, as it greenlit a further adventure for the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. Star Trek: Nemesis was born.
The film, released in December 2002 in the Us, would go on to take $67m at the global box office, off the back of a $60m budget. It'd sell 1.3m DVDs in its first week in America, and in the scheme of things, was a financial disappointment. »
If you only see one film in 3D IMAX this year, Everest's combination of disaster epic and National Geographic snowscape cinematography is probably the one to don your goggles for. Contraband's Baltasar Kormakur directs Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal, and here's a new IMAX-branded trailer to give a brass monkey pause.Everest's story is of the 1996 events, made famous by Jon Krakauer's book Into Thin Air (already filmed as a TV movie with Christopher McDonald as Krakauer), in which three separate Everest expeditions ran into tragic difficulty in a sudden storm. This version of what happened is drawn from more sources than just Krakauer however, including other books and new interviews with the survivors. The screenplay is by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Misérables) and newcomer Justin Isbell.Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner »
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