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Gravity is your heir apparent to the box office crown this weekend, tracking indicating another easy victory, IMAX and 3-D dollars providing Warner Bros. with a winner. With the $80 million production budget already released, it's also a fairly simple exercise to project that Cuaron's latest film will have no problem getting to the $200 million worldwide that would indicate a profit. Why is my call of $44.9 million over trackingc Because I believe this is the rare film that heavily appeals to the female demographic as well, regardless of your personal feelings for Sandra Bullock. It's often noted that this is Alfonso Cuaron's first film since 2006's Children of Men, with the inference being how odd that is, but the numbers on the (admittedly great) Children of Men were pretty bleak: Children of Men Production Budget: $76 million (x2.5= $190 million) Worldwide Box Office: $70 million DVD Sales: $20 million Projected Loss: $100 million (not factoring in television rights, »
- Laremy Legel
Director: Nimród Antal.
Running Time: 94 minutes.
Synopsis: Young Metallica roadie, Trip (DeHaan), is sent on a mission during the band’s live performance. What starts out as a simple pick-up and drop-off job turns into a night of epically surreal adventure.
Arguably the linchpin of the Big Four, which includes Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, Metallica played a significant role in helping to form the thrash metal music subgenre. In California in 1981, James Hetfield (rhythm guitarist and lead singer) answered an advertisement from Lars Ulrich (drummer), which sought to find fellow metal musicians, and thus, Metallica was born. Since then they have released nine studio albums, their lineup has changed several times, and they have been the subject of numerous documentaries, including Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster (2004), which depicted them during their work on their controversially received eighth album, »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
In their experimental new film, Metallica endeavor to translate the anger and pain in their music into a visual medium. Directed by Nimród Antalis, Metallica Through the Neveris the band's second big-screen effort, the first being being the 2004 behind-the-scenes documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. That debut, created by filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, recorded singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich at each other's throats even with a full-time therapist on staff. The group's dysfunction was so severe it prompted Roger Ebert to ask in his review, "Why work with people you c »
Ever since the release of their debut album, the cheerily-titled "Kill Them All," thirty years ago, preeminent rockers Metallica have found a way to grow a diehard fanbase while keeping them all on board for the past three decades, an achievement few other bands can claim. Ten years ago, the band's internal turmoils while recording "St. Anger" and trying to find a new bass player were documented in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Metallica: Some Kind of Monster . That album's subsequent poor reception would make one think Metallica may have reached the plateau of their success. Not so. Ten years later, Metallica is still going strong with new bass player Robert Trujillo settling in as the band's popular fourth member and since that doc, they've released and »
If 2004′s “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” was a rare rock documentary of interest to people who might not necessarily care for the music, as it chronicled attempts to resolve interpersonal conflicts that very nearly broke the titular band apart, “Metallica Through the Never” is for fans who don’t need any feelings explored that they can’t headbang to. A set list consisting of greatest hits from more than three decades of history, a dynamic stage show, Imax 3D presentation and a silly but diverting fantasy narrative make this a definitive document for anyone who’s ever hoisted the devil-horn fingers in metalhead solidarity. This first U.S. release from the revived Picturehouse Entertainment opens on 300-plus Imax 3D screens Sept. 27, then expands Oct. 4.
The majority of the pic is a straightforward but elaborately crafted (what with 24 cameras, multiple cranes, etc.) translation of the group’s 2012 touring concert, cobbled »
- Dennis Harvey
“Hank: Five Years From the Brink,” the first film produced by Bloomberg Businessweek Films, will launch exclusively on Netflix starting Sept. 16, the streaming service announced in conjunction with Bloomberg on Monday. Directed by Oscar-nominee Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”), the documentary features former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson giving a first-person narrative of how he worked with banks, congress and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion of bail-outs in September of 2008 in order to prevent total economic collapse. He also details why another fiscal crisis is inevitable. Also read: How Bloomberg Businessweek Predicts. »
- Greg Gilman
It.s positively mindboggling that hard rock artists Metallica have created a film whose existence is even more indecipherable than the feature-length therapy session that was Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, but Metallica Through the Never is indeed that film. The film.s first theatrical trailer seen above that they premiered at Comic-Con, via iTunes Movie Trailers, looks like the kind of lucid dream one would have after passing out on a needle filled with testosterone and fireworks. It isn.t entirely a concert film, it isn.t entirely a narrative film, and it damned sure isn.t entirely in two dimensions. I think this may be the film that whiskey was invented for. Here are the pieces of Through the Never that I understand. Metallica is holding a concert on a huge ass stage for thousands of adoring fans that love screaming the chorus of .Enter Sandman. probably more »
You might be wondering, why was Metallica, one of the most influential rock bands, at Comic-Con? The band rocked Hall H yesterday as part of Comic-Con’s “At the Drive In” series with Metallica Through the Never, directed by Nimród Antal, starring James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and Dane DeHaan. The film that will be released exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theaters on September 27, 2013.
This isn’t just your average concert film. The band wanted to make a film, but didn’t want to duplicate the experience of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, the award-winning documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. So the band brought on Charlotte Huggins, a producer who works exclusively in 3-D, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Huggins reached out to »
- Michelle Bryant
San Diego Comic-Con plays host to a wide variety of characters and caters to all sorts of interests, but this is a new one.
Among the panels for Jack Black's new web series "Ghost Ghirls," how to break into comic books, and My Little Pony, Metallica will be appearing on a panel to discuss their new movie "Metallica Through the Never" in the monstrous Hall H on Friday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m.
In what's sure to be a change from the tumultuous doc "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," this film is a hybrid 3D concert film and weird narrative following the misadventures of the band's roadie, played Dane DeHaan. (We might have to wait for the DVD extras to find out whether or not the film/doc required a shrink on hand, as in "Some Kind of Monster.")
The guys behind the guitars will be at Comic-Con, along »
- Jenni Miller
© Metallica Through The Never, Courtesy of Picturehouse
Exclusive Media will present award-winning writer/director Nimród Antal’s (Predators, Kontroll) captivating 3D concert/suspense film Metallica Through The Never featuring one of music’s most enduring and iconic bands to international buyers at this year’s upcoming Cannes Film Market, it was announced today by Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, Alex Walton.
Starring Metallica members Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-man 2), Metallica Through The Never is produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a crewmember (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set »
- Michelle McCue
The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh Radnor, Eva Longoria and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The members selected will be judging the films that fall within their respective categories, and you can check out the list below. Make sure to check back with us for all the latest from Tribeca including reviews, interviews and more! The festival runs from April 17th – April 28th in New York City.
World Competition Categories
The jurors for the 2013 World Narrative Competition are:
Kenny Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me,Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York. »
- Damen Norton
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.
According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (Taa) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by »
- Lanford Beard
1.) Emma Stone is in talks to star in Guillermo Del Toro's haunted house chiller Crimson Peak, which he announced last month will be his next feature directorial effort after Pacific Rim. Del Toro sees the film as his modern take on the classic, set-oriented ghost story, citing The Haunting, The Innocents and The Shining among its influences. He plans to film the project in early 2014 since he'll be busy the rest of this year making the press rounds for Pacific Rim and filming the pilot for his FX series "The Strain." Variety 2.) Legendary heavy metal band Metallica and the future Harry Osbourne, Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle) will star in the 3D concert film/coming-of-age hybrid Metallica Through the Never. DeHaan will play a young band crew member sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a live show for a sold-out crowd. The »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Breaking: One of my questions for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival has been answered: when the heck are Bob and Jeanne Berney getting back into the indie distribution mix? Well, they’re back. They’ve restarted Picturehouse, the shingle Berney ran before it was shut down by Warner Bros. After that, the Berneys started Apparition with Bill Pohlad, and left to start FilmDistrict with Peter Schlessel. After they left, they’ve been quietly been percolating the next move. At a relaunched Picturehouse, the Berneys get underway distributing a new film: Metallica Through The Never. It stars the guys in the band (who were so memorable in the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster), and Dane DeHaan, the Chronicle star who plays a band crew member. Here’s the announcement, and it will be interesting to see if they will be active players in what is shaping up to be a »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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