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52 years ago today, viewers first watched a show that would become a British and sci-fi icon. “Doctor Who” premiered on this date on BBC in 1963. In that episode, William Hartnell played the first iteration of the Time Lord who would take audiences on all sorts of fun, odd, and even sorrowful adventures through spacetime. He played the character for four seasons (series, to you British folks), and since then — thanks to the Doctor’s two hearts and ability to regenerate — 11 more (11ish more) men have played the character. Though “Doctor Who” started off airing just in the U.K., the show has since managed to capture millions upon millions of hearts all around the world — even though we humans only have one each. For evidence of the show’s popularity and impact, just turn to the Oxford English Dictionary — which has a few entries from “Doctor Who,” including Tardis — or »
- Emily Rome
The UAE has been growing as one of Hollywood’s hottest destinations to produce action movies and the new alpharooms.com From Hollywood With Love website shows just that. The cityscapes offer a sleek and modern futuristic option for the movies and the opulent palaces and hotels create the perfect backdrop for even the most over the top action sequences. The desert also offers a wild and rugged terrain for epic chase scenes.
More and more companies are choosing to shoot action movies in the UAE and they are going a long way in putting it on the map as a modern and exciting destination.
Movies in the UAE
These recent action movies and scenes have all been filmed in the UAE:
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
In 2011 Tom Cruise hung by his fingertips off the grand Burj Khalifa. This awesome action scene is one of the best to be shot »
- The Hollywood News
In politics, there’s an unwritten rule that whoever first evokes Hitler should lose the argument. The same really ought to apply to television, as the channel still known as History – for reasons that remain increasingly elusive and hard to justify – trots out “Hunting Hitler,” an eight-part series devoted to newly released documents that supposedly raise possibilities the Nazi leader escaped Germany, as opposed to dying in a bunker. Seriously, guys, what’s next, “Hitlernado?”
The series is derived from 700 pages of FBI material, declassified in 2014, indicating that the bureau continued to probe the question of whether Adolf Hitler might have actually survived World War II, fleeing to Argentina. And obviously, that’s a tantalizing line of inquiry, having spurred conspiracy theories for decades.
“Hunting Hitler,” however, proceeds to trivialize the topic by treating it like any other reality show – TNT’s “Cold Justice,” only with the mother of all 70-year-old cold cases, »
- Brian Lowry
The Texan actor – who is no stranger to body transformation in the name of art, having shed pounds to play a rodeo cowboy with Aids in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and bulked up to play a muscle-bound stripper in Magic Mike (2012) – will portray unlucky modern-day prospector Kenny Wells in the mining drama. It marks the first new film from Syriana director Stephen Gaghan in a decade.
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- Ben Child
From his ripped torso in Magic Mike to his skeletal frame in Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey has undergone yet another body transformation for his next movie Gold. That, or his character from The Wolf of Wall Street ate too much cocaine.
The movie is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and is written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman (The Blacklist). It also stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four). The film will be released in 2016.
- Oli Davis
Bald, pot-bellied and sporting a suit that would make a Savile Row tailor cry, this is Mm as you've never seen him before.
He's previously lost a lot of weight for Dallas Buyers Club, but this is something quite different.
Gold In Manhattan is set for release at some point in »
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in the upcoming "Gold" film, which co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell and Bruce Greenwood. Check out the photo below. Plot: McConaughey stars as a struggling businessman named Kenny Wells who teams up with an equally hapless geologist (Ramirez) to find fortune by searching for gold in the Indonesian jungle. The new movie is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and is currently filming. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Gold: The image above is our first look at the first theatrical feature helmed by Stephen Gaghan since 2006's Syriana. In case you don't recognize the sweaty balding gentleman on the left, that's Matthew McConaughey, who plays a struggling businessman in search of gold in Indonesia. On the right is his partner, a geologist played by Edgar Ramirez. Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his Traffic script and was nominated for writing Syriana, is here working off and contributing to an original screenplay by Lara Croft: Tomb Raider writers Patrick Massett and John Zinman. [EW] Ghostbusters: Sony confirms they're developing another Ghostbusters movie, this one an animated feature. While details are not certain...
- Christopher Campbell
Gold: The image above is our first look at the first theatrical feature helmed by Stephen Gaghan since 2006's Syriana. In case you don't recognize the sweaty balding gentleman on the left, that's Matthew McConaughey, who plays a struggling businessman in search of gold in Indonesia. On the right is his partner, a geologist played by Edgar Ramirez. Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his Traffic script and was nominated for writing Syriana, is here working off and...
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Stephen Gaghan (above, center) doesn’t direct as many movies as we’d like to see him make. The Academy Award-winning writer behind Traffic hasn’t directed a movie for the big screen since 2006’s Syriana. Gaghan is known for writing more adult material than your typical studio movie, and because of that, he probably struggles to get his movies made. Thankfully, […]
- Jack Giroux
It’s kind of been a minute since we’ve heard from writer/director Stephen Gaghan. The filmmaker made his name as a screenwriter, rocketing into the scene in 2000 when he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic.” He directed a film shortly thereafter (2002’s “Abandon”), but it wasn’t until 2006’s “Syriana,” nominated for two Oscars, with a Best Supporting Actor win for George Clooney, that Gaghan broke out as a writer/director that everyone was clamoring to work with. Several projects ensued, but none came to fruition; 2006 remains the last time Gaghan directed a feature-length movie (though two TV movies did come in the interim). So now he’s finally back with “Gold,” a drama about an unlikely pair who venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold. Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez star and EW has the first look. Once looked »
- Edward Davis
Two films we’re looking forward to recently kicked off production and seemingly in an effort to combat low-quality unofficial set photos, they’ve already released their first images. First up, Syriana helmer Stephen Gaghan is finally back in the director’s chair with Gold. Led by Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, seen above (via EW), the story follows a geologist and prospector who venture into the Indonesian jungle where they start mining and a scandal erupts. Also starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, and Toby Kebbell, The Weinstein Company will likely distribute it next fall.
Next up, Mel Gibson is also back in the director’s chair for the first time since 2006’s Apocalypto. Hacksaw Ridge is a World War II drama which features Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss, “a medic and the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor after saving dozens »
- Jordan Raup
Today the first photo has been released from the project, once marked as a Michael Mann/Christian Bale vehicle, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez and has been penned by Patrick Massett and John Zinman.
The true story tale deals with the Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal and follows a struggling businessman who teams up with a hapless geologist to find gold in the Indonesian jungle. The film is targeting a Fall 2016 release.
Source: EW »
- Garth Franklin
Pre-order Gravity: Special Edition Blu-ray Via Amazon UK Or Amazon Us
The two-disc edition of the film will contain the film as well as three new bonus features along with the previously released material on the original release. Gravity: Silent Space, a surprising cinematic experience with an introduction by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron; documentary Looking to the Stars: The Evolution of Space; and Sandra’s Birthday Wish, Bullock’s on-set birthday wishes to Cuaron are the new features on the release.
Gravity stars Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, 2009), also nominated for her role in Gravity, and two-time Oscar winner George Clooney (Argo, 2012; Syriana, 2005). The film is stunningly directed by Alfonso Cuarón, whose technical achievement brought him two Oscars for »
- Scott J. Davis
McConaughey stars as gold prospector Kenny Wells who heads to Indonesia with geologist Michael Acosta (Ramírez) in a last-ditch attempt to strike rich.
Howard will appear as Wells' girlfriend Kay, who whilst supporting her partner, struggles with the effect prospecting has on their relationship.
Filming has already been completed in Thailand and is ongoing currently in New Mexico.
Cameras will wrap in New York in early October. »
It's time for Bryce Dallas Howard to head back into the jungle, only this time, instead of dinosaurs, she'll be after gold. The Jurassic World actress has joined the cast of Stephen Gaghan's (Syriana, Traffic) upcoming mining drama, Gold. Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing Kay, the longtime girlfriend of Matthew McConaughey's character, whose capacity and... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
She will portray the longtime girlfriend of McConaughey’s character, with her loyalty tested as the hunt for gold pushes their relationship to its breaking point. Edgar Ramirez, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Greenwood and Stacy Keach are also starring.
McConaughey plays a luckless modern-day prospector who teams up with an equally luckless geologist (Ramirez) to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
- Dave McNary
Siddig is Doran Martell on HBO's fantasy epic - while Tut has him cast as the "unambiguously wicked" high priest Amun.
"I've done Game of Thrones - and this is way bigger in scope than that," he told Digital Spy.
"Game of Thrones is huge - but in terms of dollars [on screen] per hour, this is right up there with the biggest thing I've ever done. It was a totally exhilarating experience."
"I absolutely loved the whole idea of the show - partly because I didn't think Tutankhamun's story had ever »
Tom McCarthy has become a familiar figure over the course of his career in several arenas, whether as a performer on Syriana and HBO’s The Wire, or as a writer for films such as Pixar’s Up and Million Dollar Arm. It is as a filmmaker, however, that McCarthy has gained the most prominence, receiving critical acclaim for his filmmaking debut The Station Agent, which was matched by the praise for his follow-ups The Visitor and Win Win. With his last film hitting theatres early this year, McCarthy immediately got back behind the camera for his next film, titled Spotlight. The film’s synopsis is as follows.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
McCarthy once again takes on directing and writing duties for the film, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After reaping bids with the Golden Globes, SAG, BAFTA, the Bfca, and the Indie Spirit Awards, a Best Actor nod from the Oscars seemed like a sure thing for "Nightcrawler" star Jake Gyllenhaal. However, his creepy performance didn’t make the cut. Now Gyllenhaal’s back for round two with "Southpaw," a boxing drama that sees the actor bulking up and taking the punches in classic awards-bait fashion. -Break- The film opened this weekend to a $16 million box-office haul, and with an "A" Cinemascore rating from audiences, it’s sure to continue making money, thus helping his chances. Gyllenhaal’s only Oscar nomination to date was for Best Supporting Actor in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005); he lost to George Clooney ("Syriana"). Since then, he’s been working his way towards a bid in the lead category, coming close yet not quite succeeding in films such as "Love and Other Dr..." »
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