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The word hero seems to be mentioned a great deal in this age of the 24-hour news cycle, but the members of the Granite Mountain “Hotshots” genuinely deserve to be known as such. They were the best at what they did. This bunch of regular, but courageous firefighters were more than just co-workers: they were a brotherhood that continuously risked their lives trying to contain fast-spreading wildfires. As part of the Prescott Fire Fepartment, which consisted of 92 career personnel, split among five fire stations, this municipal team of “hotshots” — which, in firefighting terms, means the cream of the crop — were the elites of their profession.
Containment is what these brave men and women have as a goal whenever a fire spreads. As a character in the film would say, they are “fighting fire with fire.” This happens with the creation of a fireline, which is accomplished by doing a controlled »
- The Film Stage
Simon Brew Oct 19, 2017
It may yet take some time, but plans remain afoot for a new Tron film, with Jared Leto...
It’s been just shy of seven years now since Tron: Legacy arrived in cinemas. It did good business, but it was such an expensive film to make, that Disney dithered over making a third movie. Still, it didn’t completely pull the plug until relatively recently, in the aftermath of filling its slate with Star Wars and Marvel movies.
However, there was talk earlier in the year that a new Tron film may still be viable, with Jared Leto linked with playing the lead in the new project. And according to Leto, there’s still a flicker of hope that that’s the case.
Chatting to Collider, he confesses his love of Tron, saying “it was a huge movie for me as well and I do think there »
Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide release movies. Last week we told you to never count out Blumhouse even when their movies look subpar, and what do you know, Happy Death Day overachieved with $26 million. This weekend will see a slew of new releases, but will they be able to take down the Groundhog Day influenced horror flick? Let’s see if Geostorm, Only the Brave, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, or The Snowman can do that.
What we are excited about: To be honest, not much. If we had to choose we would go with the expansive cast. Gerard Butler is always a generic action lead, but Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, and Ed Harris are mostly reliable actors. If these actors can elevate the typical boringness of a world disaster action film, maybe this can rise above the rest. »
- Scott Davis
If you've been to the movies any time over the last century, you're familiar with men like Eric Marsh. They're hard-ass guys, often stoic but capable of being sensitive and, in rare cases, prone to sentimentality. Their flaws and temper-flares are balanced out by their virtues: staunch professionalism, a salt-of-the-earth nobility, an almost stubborn loyalty to their men. The kind of dudes who treat their enemies – in this case, the massive forest fires that annually scorch acres of Arizona landscape – with something close to respect. ("What are you up to? »
Will fans ever get to see Tron 3? Jared Leto sure thinks so, but it won't happen right away. In fact, we probably won't see this sci-fi sequel until at least 2020, as Disney already has their release calendar filled to the end of the decade with Marvel and Star Wars movies, but that doesn't mean the mouse house has given up on the Tron franchise yet.
The original Tron was released in 1982, and was meant to be one of Disney's many attempts at cashing in on Star Wars fever. The franchise wasn't resurrected again until Tron: Legacy in 2010, 28 years after the first movie. It wasn't the hit Disney was hoping for, and it happened before they got their hands on the Star Wars saga. But when that happened, Star Wars became Disney's main sci-fi focus.
That is shifting ever-so-slightly, with news of Tron 3 emerging many times over the past seven years. »
Thanks to Gravitas Ventures, we’ve got an exclusive trailer for the new sci-fi horror Aliens: Zone of Silence. The feature directorial debut of renowned visual effects producer Andy Fowler (300, Tron: Legacy, San Andreas). Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis below…
Aliens: Zone of Silence largely takes place in a swath of the Mexican desert known as “La Zona del Silencio.” In 1970, the U.S. military launched a test missile containing radioactive elements from Green River, Utah toward White Sands Missile Range. But they lost control of the missile, and it fell in the Mapimí Desert region. Ever since, there have been rumors of magnetic anomalies that prevent radio transmissions, local plant and wildlife mutations, and extraterrestrial activity.
The film follows a young woman who goes on a daring search for answers after her brother vanishes from the Mexican desert. But when she discovers an extraterrestrial presence, she must »
- Gary Collinson
It took almost 30 years before the sequel to the original Tron came to life, but fans of the franchise are hoping that it won’t take nearly those lengths before another installment comes into production. 2010’s Tron: Legacy did well enough in the box office to solidify the idea of a third movie, but that idea has been put on hold as of a couple of years ago, while Disney pursues other movie ventures. There’s been news recently that the cancellation might slowly be getting pulled back, as talks about the projects seem to be going on. According to Blade
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- Jennifer Borama
It took 28 years to get a sequel to Tron made, and now it seems to be taking just as long to get one made for Tron: Legacy, but word around the grid is that a third movie is on the way. Director Joseph Kosinski has spoken about it to some degree, and now actor Jared Leto has come out saying he’s been involved in talks, and that a third entry is slowly coming to fruition. The Oscar-winner and... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots is as pertinent today as it was in 2013. As I write this review, CNN is broadcasting from the horrific wildfires in Northern California. Thirty-one are confirmed dead with entire neighborhoods lost, including the homes of the first responders and firefighters battling the fiery inferno. Only the Brave is a fitting tribute to the men who fought the Yarnell Hill Fire. It is a tale of brotherhood, loyalty, and valor under the most extreme duress. This film will hit you like a punch to the gut. It reminds us of the sacrifice others make to ensure public safety.
Only the Brave is the film adaptation of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The story begins with Eric "Supe" Marsh (Josh Brolin) running the "fuels crew" for the city of Prescott in Arizona. A "fuels crew" cleared out brush and growth to prevent wildfires from spreading. Marsh, »
Claudio Miranda has had an interesting career thus far. After working as a gaffer on films like Se7en and Fight Club, filmmaker David Fincher (with whom he'd worked on a few commercials and music videos as a cinematographer) asked him to serve as the cinematographer for the wildly ambitious 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. That VFX-intensive effort scored Miranda an Oscar nomination and led to him then shooting visually breathtaking movies like Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, and of course Life of Pi, for which he won the Best Cinematography Oscar. Miranda’s latest film reteams … »
- Adam Chitwood
On Tuesday, October 10, Tempe, Arizona, was the center of the movie universe as the city hosted the red carpet premiere of Joseph Kosinski's new film, Only The Brave. The film stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Miles Teller, and Jennifer Connelly, and is the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of brave, dedicated firefighters in Arizona who gave up their lives fighting a devastating wildfire in late June of 2013.
The Yarnell Hill Fire, and the loss of the 19 firefighters who died in the line of duty, rocked the entire state of Arizona, and the red carpet premiere of Only The Brave invited many first responders, firefighters, and the families of the fallen to participate in the film's celebration of their memory in Tempe. Actors Josh Brolin, James Badge Dale, and Miles Teller were in attendance, as well as the director, Joseph Kosinski, and country singer Dierks Bentley, »
When a forest catches fire, professionals can’t drown it in water or put it out as they might a burning building. Instead, the goal is to contain the inferno by establishing a control line that the advancing flames cannot cross — a strategy of “fighting fire with fire” that falls to an elite group of so-called “hotshots,” who’ve been uniquely certified to approach the unpredictable beast.
“Only the Brave” is the true story of one such handcrew, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and their journey from a local Arizona firefighting team to the front lines of the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the country’s deadliest wildfires. Picture “Backdraft” set against a backdrop of unspoiled American wilderness: It’s a gripping and powerfully emotional portrait of yee-haw heroism, pitting a squad of cocky, calendar-purty white dudes against an adversary with no creed or color, just an unquenchable appetite for destruction.
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- Peter Debruge
The tragic true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots gets a starry and often powerful treatment but suffers from flashes of overly sentimental cliche
Only the Brave is the latest from Joseph Kosinski, the architect turned director behind such emotionally closed yet visually stunning films as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion. It’s about firefighters in the American south-west, and this may lead you to think this will be a movie with flat characters but loads of thrilling special effects. It’s actually a bit of the reverse.
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- Jordan Hoffman
Rumors have swirled for some time about Jared Leto possibly entering the Tron franchise for a future film, but now it seems that the Joker actor almost appeared in one specific scene from 2010's Tron: Legacy. »
David Crow Oct 11, 2017
No matter how legendary an actor’s career is, some roles will always follow them around long after the sets have been torn away. And when an actor is as legendary as the Dude himself, Mr Jeff Bridges, they’re likely to have more than a few such parts in the rolodex. Among those for Bridges, the character of Kevin Flynn and his godlike importance in those trippy Tron movies remains high on the list, probably in no small part due to that ever elusive Tron 3.
While Disney has demurred on plans to make another sequel to the groundbreaking Tron (1982) and the cult-followed Tron: Legacy (2010), many fans keep the flame of “Flynn Lives” going, including Bridges himself. This past summer, Bridges revealed he »
There’s a bit of strangeness to Daft Punk’s Tron video that makes it undeniably weird, but still very true. Tron: Legacy, was for many people a decent movie that got too much of a push to make it all that desirable to that many people. This happens quite often when a studio wishes to get as much exposure for their film as possible. They cram it down the public’s throat and expect the people to come rushing in to see the flick just because they now have a burning itch that needs to be satisfied. It didn’t quite work that
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000” George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.” “The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together. “Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by. »
- Todd Cunningham and Beatrice Verhoeven
A new trailer has landed online for the upcoming true-life drama Only The Brave. The film features an impressive cast, including Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly. Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, upcoming Top Gun: Maverick) directs.
All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country.
Only The Brave will land in UK cinemas on November 10th. Here’s the official third trailer, produced for the U.S. market.
- Paul Heath
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Only the Brave, the true-story drama about the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Directed by Tron: Legacy and Oblivion helmer Joseph Kosinski, the film revolves around one unit of local firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill wildfire in 2013 to tragic results. Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer penned the script, and the film looks to chronicle the bravery on display from these men in the face of death, as the fire bore down on thousands of people. This new trailer ups the intensity of the drama and I’m really curious to … »
- Adam Chitwood
Earlier this year it was reported that Jared Leto was among the names circulating the third Tron movie, a project that's been hot and cold at different periods of time following the somewhat lukewarm reception of 2010's Tron: Legacy (51% at Rotten Tomatoes; $400 million in worldwide grosses). While we still don't have a firm release date or cast, Leto -- out promoting Blade Runner 2049 -- says he's definitely excited about jumping into the Tron universe and expanding upon it, much like he's done with Blade Runner. "For me, when I was a kid, it was Blade Runner, it was Tron, it was The Shining," Leto told Rotten Tomatoes. "It was these kind of elevated genre movies really blew my mind, as well as films like Clockwork Orange and Scorsese [movies...
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- Erik Davis
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