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'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback starring daring Albert Finney As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca is no coincidence »
- Andre Soares
This September, Dominic Cooper (Preacher) takes on the role of Special Boat Service operative John Stratton in the action thriller Stratton, director Simon West’s adaptation of the bestselling book series by Duncan Falconer, and we have an exclusive poster for you here courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. Check it out…
Whilst on a mission targeting a laboratory manufacturing biochemical weapons in Iran, Stratton (Dominic Cooper), a determined and dedicated Sbs operative working alongside MI5, and his Us counterpart, Navy Seal Marty (Tyler Hoechlin) discover that their operation has been compromised and must escape. In the mayhem that follows, the mission goes spectacularly wrong and Marty is mortally wounded.
Back at base Stratton is summoned by the big boss at MI6. She has received intel that a former Soviet operative – Barovski – has gone rogue. Thought to be dead for the last 20 years, it is believed Barovski has plans to take revenge »
- Gary Collinson
Burbank, Calif. (July 14, 2017) — From Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, it was announced today at D23 Expo, that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—the fifth film in the now-iconic Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise—will sail home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar® winners Javier Bardem (Best Supporting Actor, No Country for Old Men) and Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine).
Fans who bring home Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales »
- ComicMix Staff
How often do we hear about the stunt women? The men are romanticized and copied by generations of boys wanting to perform brave stunts. Well, here is the woman for generations of girls to watch and wish to imitate.From “Game of Thrones” to “Wonder Woman” and “The Mummy”, stunt performer Annabel Wood is one of the best in the business. This woman has faced off against dragons, superheroes and Jason Bourne himself.Kickboxing is one of Annabel’s many skills. Courtesy Annabel Wood.
Watch Annabel and hear her discuss her vocation here.
This article is verbatim as written by Bryan Abrams on July 2 on Where to Watch.
When she hears the word action, Annabel Wood’s job is to take the command literally. She very often makes her living dying. All in all, Wood has died more times than she can count — and she keeps coming back from more. »
- Sydney Levine
A batch of new images from Blade Runner 2049 have landed online, and if this thing doesn’t score Oscar nominations for Cinematography, Costumes, and Production Design I’ll be shocked. The sequel may or may not have been a good idea in the first place, but setting Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) to direct, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford to star, and Roger Deakins (Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) to serve as director of photography solidified this movie as a must-see. These new images highlight the incredible attention to detail of the sets … »
- Adam Chitwood
Production will begin later this year on a new female driven international espionage thriller The Rhythm Section, with financing from leading independent studio Im Global, it was announced today by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions in London and Im Global Founder and CEO, Stuart Ford in Los Angeles.
Wilson and Broccoli, who have produced the last eight Bond films (Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldeneye), will produce. Ford and Im Global’s Academy Award winning head of production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, upcoming Detroit) and author/screenwriter Mark Burnell will serve as executive producers.
- Michelle Hannett
While rumors abound about current Bond star Daniel Craig and whether or not he'll be back for Bond 25, there's been considerably less chatter about the director's chair. Sam Mendes, who sat the helm for the last two super-spy installments--2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre--said himself that it's time for another director to take over, though who exactly that is has yet to be confirmed. Enter Christopher Nolan, the three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose filmography is celebrated by comics fans and cinephiles alike. He's currently making the press rounds for … »
- Dave Trumbore
Daniel Craig’s involvement with the Bond franchise going forward has seemingly been unsure ever since around the promotional period for his last film, Spectre. As the actor made the rounds, supposedly promoting the film, he only seemed to drive home just how much he wanted Not to be involved in the franchise any longer. He famously mentioned wanting to slash his wrists rather than do another Bond film.
In the time since then, Craig has backpedaled a bit. He ultimately said that was in the thick of it when he was most tired, but when all said and done, he was grateful for the gig. However, this didn’t really seem to make him any more likely to take on Bond once more, and speculation continued to run rampant about other solid actors taking up the moniker of James Bond.
Related: Is Christopher Nolan Directing The Next Bond Flick? »
- Joseph Medina
Christopher Nolan, director of “The Dark Knight” trilogy, knows a thing or two about reinventing iconic characters. So to be tempted to take on a James Bond movie, he said the franchise would have to be in need of a revival.
“A Bond movie, definitely,” Nolan said in an interview with Playboy. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.”
Nolan’s name has come up in speculation for directing a Bond movie before, but nothing has been confirmed regarding his potential involvement in the »
- Rebecca Rubin
Rumors of Christopher Nolan helming a James Bond film have been around since Skyfall at least, and it’s no secret that the director has had talks with producers about stepping aboard. After all, it seems like a great pairing, and it is something that fans want.
After the luke-warm reception to Spectre, many fans want Christopher Nolan to save the franchise with the next 007 film. Through all of this, however, we haven’t heard much from Christopher Nolan himself. Talking to Playboy recently, the director revealed a key condition that needs to be met for him to consider directing a film in the James Bond franchise.
“A Bond movie, definitely. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. »
- Jordan Jones
Author: Zehra Phelan
So much for Daniel Craig turning his back on 007 after he publicly declared in 2015 that he “would rather slit his own wrists” than play Bond again. News trickling through over the weekend has Craig now firmly placed at Bond Headquarters to reprise the role of the iconic slick British spy.
Related: Spectre World Premiere Interviews
It is being noted that Craig’s interest in returning to the film in which he was contracted to star in five Bond outings was renewed after hearing of the array of talent which were being lined up to replace him with the likes of Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Aiden Turner and James Norton.
Sony and Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli could well be breathing a sigh, Craig’s time as Bond has been the franchise’s most lucrative period with Skyfall grossing $1.1 billion at the international box office, which made it the »
- Zehra Phelan
It’s been the most frustrating ‘will he or won’t he?’ debate of the last several years, but today, it appears that it’s almost at an end. The Mirror is reporting that Daniel Craig looks ready to sign back on for Bond 25, after sitting on the fence for far too long now, changing his tune more times than we can possibly count.
According to the outlet, the actor’s struck a deal with producer Barbara Broccoli and filming will get underway next year, with the plan being to release the flick in 2019. What’s more is that Broccoli is hoping to get Adele back on board as well to sing the theme song, after the phenomenal job she did on Skyfall.
“Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners,” said The Mirror’s source. “It’s taken time but Daniel has »
- Matt Joseph
Daniel Craig is on the record in saying he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than play James Bond again, but a new report suggests that the actor will return to the franchise after all. According to the Mirror, Craig will indeed get behind the wheel of the Aston Martin as 007 once more — and Adele might even perform the theme song.
Read More: James Bond: Daniel Craig Reportedly Offered $150 Million to Return to the Spy Series for Two More Films
“Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners,” said a source close to the production of Bond 25, according to the Mirror. “It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong con–sensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive. »
- Michael Nordine
If reports are to be believed, the saga over the next James Bond is at an end, with The Mirror reporting that producer Barbara Broccoli has convinced Daniel Craig to sign on for a fifth outing as 007 in Bond 25.
Craig had originally cast doubt over his future as the super spy when he suggested he’d rather “slash my wrists” than return for another movie, prompting rampant speculation as to who could succeed him in the role. However, his stance subsequently softened, and while it’s been reported on several occasions that he turned down astronomical sums of money to return, it has been said that the star always remained the number one choice of the producers to continue in the role.
- Gary Collinson
As a franchise, James Bond remains an interesting anomaly. As one of the longest running properties in cinematic history, the release of a new film in the series doesn’t follow any regular schedule, with production depending on the whims of the leading man. Though the franchise kept going at a pretty good clip through the ’80s and ’90s, once the mercurial Daniel Craig boarded things started to stretch out. Four years passed between “Quantum Of Solace” and “Skyfall,” with another three passing between “Skyfall” and “Spectre.” Two years have passed since that latter film and there’s no word on what’s next in the series, so we still could be in for a quite a wait.
Continue reading Producers Reportedly Considering James Bond Cinematic Universe at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp.
Now you can own Their Finest Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring Gemma Arterton (mine is Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters!). It’s so easy!
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- Tom Stockman
Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp. From the producers of Brooklyn and Carol, Their Finest takes place in Britain during World War II and tells the story of a film crew as they create a movie to boost the country’s morale after the Blitz. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (2007, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Gideon’s Daughter) lead an all-star cast in what Andrew Barker at Variety considers “a relentlessly charming romantic comedy.” Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day), the Their Finest Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
1940, London, the Blitz. With England’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, works under fire with a makeshift cast and crew to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits, and inspire America to join the war. Catrin and a fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), reluctantly joins forces with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy) on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American public.
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- Tom Stockman
To celebrate the release of Moonlight on DVD and Blu-ray on June 19th, we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.
Moonlight features an amazing cast of fresh and upcoming talent, including an Academy Award winning performance from Mahershala Ali (House of Cards,) and former athlete Trevante Rhodes (Westworld). The film also stars André Holland (The Knick), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton) and Jharrel Jerome (Monster).
A film that should be included on everyone’s favourite film of the year list, Moonlight has received a wealth of critical acclaim across the board for its restrained and emotional power. An immediate hit with critics at its premiere at Telluride and subsequent festival presentations at the Toronto and London film festivals, Moonlight’s stature has gone from strength to strength with Jenkins being seen by many as a vital creative voice in contemporary cinema. »
- Paul Heath
The swimming pool is a surprisingly common motif in the movie world. Not only does water look great on camera (see Daniel Craig in Casino Royale), it also serves as the perfect metaphor. Whether it’s suggesting that a character is out of their depth, shallow as a paddling pool, or set to take a trip into their own subconscious, the act of swimming is a potent symbol. Hollywood movies are filled with watery scenes, with everything from Sunset Boulevard to Jaws, The Graduate, Skyfall, and Spring Breakers throwing their characters in at the deep end. Arthouse cinema is similarly fixated
Five Amazing Swimming Scenes in Movies »
- Nat Berman
"Must have some weakness, something we can use against them." A full-length trailer has been unveiled for an indie sci-fi project titled Revolt, from director Joe Miale making his feature debut. The film stars Lee Pace as a Us soldier in Africa attempting to fight back against a brutal alien invasion. This kind of seems a bit like a mash-up between District 9 and Transformers, with robot-like alien creatures taking over. Also with Bérénice Marlohe (who was also in the sci-fi Kill Switch, as well as Skyfall and Song to Song), plus Amy Louise Wilson, Alan Santini, and Tom Fairfoot. This has some solid VFX work and it seems like it could be a fun under-the-radar sci-fi film, I just hope it's better than it looks. This trailer is worth a watch. Here's the first international trailer for Joe Miale's sci-fi Revolt, found on YouTube (via Quiet Earth) The »
- Alex Billington
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