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The Real-Life Survivor Behind Everest's Harrowing True Story

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Everest recounts the real-life story of the May 10, 1996 trek to the top of the world's highest peak - a day that would become the deadliest in its history. (That record has sadly since been surpassed.) The movie is based on climber and survivor Beck Weathers's memoir, Left For Dead: My Journey Home From Everest, but most people are more familiar with another book about the fateful expedition: journalist Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. The film, while epic and frightening - especially when captured in expansive IMAX 3D - still somehow doesn't compare to the real human drama - which, in my opinion, these two books better harness. Read on for more of the true story of Weathers' incredible survival and to find out about his life after Everest. Weathers and Brolin at the La premiere of Everest in Sept. Weathers, now 68, is played by Josh Brolin in the film.
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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Director

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
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New Thriller Reclaim Adds John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, and More

With Grand Piano getting rave reviews (read ours here), John Cusack is a hot commodity again; and he, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Jacki Weaver, and Luis Guzman are all starring in Reclaim, a suspense-thriller inspired by true events.

Per Deadline the film has just begun shooting in Puerto Rico and is directed by Alan White (Risk, Broken). The most recent script draft is by Luke Davies from an original screenplay by Carmine Gaeta.

Phillippe ("Damages," The Lincoln Lawyer) and Lefevre ("Under the Dome," Twilight) play an American couple who head to Puerto Rico to finalize the adoption of their new seven-year-old daughter, a Haitian orphan named Nina. They take the time to explore the idyllic coast to bond as a new family, when Steven clashes with an intimidating local (Cusack, pictured above) and Nina disappears from her bed one night.

The film is being produced by Paradox Entertainment’s Fredrik Malmberg
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Comic-con 2013: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Simian Flu PSA and Viral Site

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Comic-con 2013: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Simian Flu PSA and Viral Site
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to hold down a panel at Comic-Con later today, as part of Fox's anticipated line-up. Along with the impending Q&A, a viral site has been revealed, which unleashes the Simian Flu on an unsuspecting public. We have the Video PSA for you to check out. To visit the site: clickHere

Who's at Risk?

The speed that Simian Flu symptoms manifest depends on your health, level of exposure and age. If you see someone who shows signs of illness, it's best to stay away.

Could We Contain an Outbreak?

We are working for an international policy to defend against an outbreak. Studies suggest population density, distance from airports, infection control practises and geography all affect the spread of infectious diseases. These and other factors need to be addressed by governments globally.

Know the Symptoms

Speed of symptoms can differ, but generally
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New Releases June 20 Through 26, 2010

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The exhilarating, maddening onslaught of E3 2010 is now a thing of the past, and all we have to replace it with is… a fairly solid week of new releases. That’s right, it’s time to get back out there and start buying games again. As always, Game Rant is here to help. Check out the new releases for June 2o through 26, 2010, broken out by platform and date.

Mac

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Ep. 3: They Stole Max’s Brain! 6/22

Microsoft Xbox 360

Field & Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge 6/22 Transformers: War for Cybertron 6/22 Duke Nukem Manhattan Project 6/23 Risk: Factions X360 6/23 Naughty Bear X360 6/25

Nintendo DS

Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble 6/21 Super Swap! 6/21 Art of Murder: FBI Top Secret 6/22 Dragon Ball: Origins 2 6/22 Puzzle Quest 2 6/22 thinkSMART 6/22 Transformers: War for Cybertron – Autobots 6/22 Transformers: War for Cybertron – Decepticons 6/22 Wipeout: The Game 6/22 Discovery Kids: Snake Safari 6/24

Nintendo Wii

Art Style: Rotozoa 6/21 The Tales of
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Books: Review:Colin Harrison: Risk

Charles Dickens’ detractors blame his often-florid style on the original method in which he published many of his novels, in serialized, paid-by-the-word newspaper installments. Colin Harrison’s seventh novel, Risk, first published in The New York Times Magazine, gives the lie to presumptions about what the serial can do. The form may be due for a reinstatement if it produces more books like this energetic tale of an unlikely private investigator. An insurance lawyer whose career is solid but unexciting, George Young is summoned to the scene of a several-weeks-old accidental death only at the behest of the widow of ...
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Truly Indie hooked on 'Broken'

NEW YORK -- Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's Truly Indie distribution program will handle the theatrical release of Broken, a drug addiction drama starring Heather Graham, Jeremy Sisto, Jake Busey, Tess Harper and Linda Hamilton.

Graham plays Hope, an aspiring musician who moves to Hollywood to find success but ends up working the overnight shift at a run-down diner. She develops with junkie boyfriend (Sisto) a relationship as addictive as the heroin they share. Busey, Harper and Hamilton play some of the seedy Los Angeles denizens she encounters along the way.

Australian director Alan White's first American film premiered at November's AFI Film Fest. The producers on Broken are Brian R. Etting and Walk on the Beach Prods.' Jerry Wayne, who also financed the project. White's feature credits include Risk and Erskineville Kings.

Truly Indie will release Broken on Oct. 5 in New York, followed by distribution in Los Angeles and three other cities during the month.

The deal was negotiated by Wayne with Truly Indie executive director Kelly Sanders and head of business and legal affairs Jason Janego.

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