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19 items from 2015


Brolin at the double in Deauville by Richard Mowe - 2015-08-03 21:00:27

3 August 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jason Clark, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin in Everest Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival on September 4, the organisers have announced today. The film features Josh Brolin - who also stars in the festival's closing film Sicario.

The film also has been slated to open the 72nd Venice Film Festival just two days earlier on September 2.

The cast also includes Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Kormakur’s previous films include The Deep, which was shortlisted in the foreign language Oscar category, as well as the English-language films Contraband and 2 Guns.

The script is by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), who were inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. »

- Richard Mowe

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New Trailer for Universal Pictures’ Everest Released

16 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

A new trailer for the film Everest was released the other day, and it looks like it might be that rare “must-see” IMAX movie. I know you’ve probably heard that line before, but this one looks like it could deliver some definite jaw-dropping moments (and maybe even a bit of drama too). Take a look for yourself.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

More About The Film:

Everest: Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke Drama ‘Everest’ to Open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest,” the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday. The film’s extensive cast includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kormakur’s previous films include “The Deep,” which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, as well as the English-language films “Contraband” and “2 Guns.” “Everest” was produced by Working Title Films and will be released in the United States by Universal. Its script is by William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). See video:. »

- Steve Pond

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Mark Wahlberg versus Mark Wahlberg: A tale of two actors

26 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »

- Drew McWeeny

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Results – The Review

18 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the last half a century or so, Americans have been on a seemingly never-ending quest for physical perfection. This has manifested itself in the proliferation of cosmetic surgeons, health food stores, diet books and programs, and the wide spread, often popping up overnight, health clubs (Aka spa, the gym, the fitness center, etc…). So, naturally these places would become a movie location, in comedies (in the 63′ classic original The Nutty Professor, Jerry Lewis causes havoc at a “Vic Tanny Gym”) to documentaries (the Pumping Iron flicks). Then there’s those hybrid comedy/drama/romances like the John Travolta 1984 vehicle Perfect and the Robert Altman ensemble called, simply, Health. Now, in this new low-budget “indie” flick, three unlikely (and often unloveable) characters come together when one of them heads into a health club (sounds like an old joke set-up, “A guy walks into a spa…”), hoping, needing ,to achieve eventually, »

- Jim Batts

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Watch: Making Of Featurette for Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Movie

9 June 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We're going to make this as real as we can make it." Whoa this looks crazy! Universal has debuted a short behind-the-scenes featurette for Baltasar Kormákur's Everest movie, about the 1996 disaster on Everest. The video profiles the on-location shooting in the Dolomites, to make the film feel and look as authentic as possible. It definitely works. Some of the behind-the-scenes shots from this are as amazing as the footage from the movie itself - see the first trailer. I've been anxiously awaiting this movie ever since first hearing about it, and the footage so far looks incredible and so intense. This video explains why - because Baltasar wanted to achieve "big, epic movie moments" for real. Watch this video below, then rewatch the first trailer. Here's the new behind-the-scenes featurette for Baltasar Kormákur's Everest movie, found on YouTube: For more info on the film visit the official website »

- Alex Billington

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Everest: first trailer

5 June 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the survival movie, Everest. Here's the first trailer...

"Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Our bodies will be literally dying."

Our advice? Don't climb Everest, Jason Clarke. Stay at home. Play some Xbox.

Jason? Oh, he's already gone - and he's taken Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and a bunch of other bearded explorers with him.

Still, their harrowing experience is our gain, as they recreate the true story of an expedition which went terribly awry following a fierce snowstorm.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who previously brought us the thrillers 2 Guns and Contraband, captures the dizzying highs and icy terror of being trapped in one of the most hostile places on Earth. It's also co-written by Simon Beaufoy, who's no stranger to writing stories of survival - he's previously written 127 Hours for Danny Boyle, as »

- ryanlambie

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Everest: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal

4 June 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal www.everestmovie.com »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Experience the first trailer and poster for the epic ‘Everest’

4 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there is ever a film to watch in IMAX, then it will be this one from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband). The movie is produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and it’s quite a departure from their usual output. In fact, there’s a ton of talent behind this epic film, the trailer for which, has just landed.

William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), wrote the screenplay for the film, which stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, and Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur also produce.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their »

- Paul Heath

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Watch The Intense First Trailer For Everest; International Trailer

4 June 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Everest is another beast altogether.”

Number of people to attempt to climb Mt. Everest: approximately 4,000. Number of people to successfully climb Mt. Everest: 660.

Number of people who have died trying to climb the tallest mountain in the world: 142.

Universal Pictures has released an epic, and I mean Epic, first trailer for their upcoming adventure film, Everest.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The movie stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest »

- Melissa Thompson

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Watch: First Intense Trailer for Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Movie

4 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There's no oxygen!" Universal has unveiled the incredibly intense first trailer for Everest, the movie from director Baltasar Kormákur telling the true story of one of the climbing disasters on Mount Everest. The ensemble cast features Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, and Emily Watson. They shot this on location in the Dolomites, and it looks and feels real, which is important because Mount Everest is such a spectacular and singular landmark. Thankfully this footage looks intense and not overly cheesy or dumbed down, I'm looking forward to it quite a damn bit actually. Everest is my jam, and this is my kind of film. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, direct from Universal's YouTube: For more info on the film visit the official website or you can follow: @UniversalPics/@Working_Title. »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley & More Take On ‘Everest’ In First Trailer For Mountain Climbing Thriller

4 June 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur splashed onto the international scene in the early aughts with films like “101 Reykjavík,” “Hafið,” “A Little Trip to Heaven,” and while Hollywood’s embraced him fully—see the mainstream crime thrillers “2 Guns” and “Contraband”— neither has demonstrated much auteurist vision. It’s the classic dilemma, a talented and coveted international director makes a big splash, but when they get to Hollywood, they are sucked into some fairly generic scripts and thus generate some fairly generic movies (see the problem that Swedish “Easy Money” filmmaker Daniel Espinosa has found himself in after what seemed like a promising start in Hollywood). But with Universal’s mountain climbing thriller, “Everest,” Kormákur just might find his way back on track. The movie’s cast is epic and its very much an ensemble film that includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, »

- Edward Davis

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Update: Trailer, poster and images for Everest

4 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A teaser poster has arrived online for Everest, the upcoming disaster thriller from Baltasar Kormákur’s (2 Guns, Contraband), along with three new images…

 

Update: And here’s the trailer…

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Everest is set for release on September 18th, with a cast that includes Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly, Sam WorthingtonElizabeth Debicki, Vanessa Kirby, Mia Goth, Naoko Mori, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson and Charlotte Bøving. »

- Gary Collinson

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First Everest Poster Arrives; Trailer Debuts on Thursday

3 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hitting theaters on September 18, 2015, the teaser poster for Everest has come online.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.

Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest – in association »

- Michelle McCue

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Diego Luna & Ben Mendelsohn Also Cast in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

13 May 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

More casting news for the upcoming Star Wars Anthology spin-off titled Rogue One, being directed by Gareth Edwards. With shooting starting up soon, they're finalizing casting and so far we've seen them making some excellent choices: Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed are confirmed. And now Variety can confirm a few others: Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. The plot, revealed at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim a few months ago, follows a band of resistance fighters on a daring mission to steal the Death Star (plans). Luna will play a lead role alongside Jones and Ahmed, however Mendelsohn is apparently playing the lead antagonist (or "primary villain" as he's being called). Now this new movie is really starting to come together. Mexican actor Diego Luna has appeared in a number of roles in various movies, taking on more lead roles recently. He's been in: Y Tu Mamá También, Frida, The Terminal, »

- Alex Billington

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Xyz Films to sell ‘The Oath’

7 May 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Baltasar Kormákur is lining up an autumn shoot on the Icelandic and English-language crime-thriller, a late addition to the La-based company’s Croisette sales slate.

The Oath centres on a respected doctor in Reykjavík who makes a life-changing decision after his daughter introduces the family to her manipulative boyfriend.

Ólafur Egilsson co-wrote the screenplay with Kormákur, who produces with Agnes Johansen and Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson through Kormákur’s Rvk Studios banner in co-production with Dynamic Productions in Germany.

Ben Giladi of Len Blavatnik’s AI Film serves as executive producer alongside Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films.

Kormákur, whose credits include 2 Guns, Contraband and Icelandic hits 101 Reykjavik and Jar City, recently wrapped production on Universal’s September 18 release Everest. He will also direct the TV crime series Trapped.

AI Film’s portfolio includes Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes and Martin Scorsese’s Silence, which is scheduled to wrap in Taiwan on May 15 and stars Andrew Garfield »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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CinemaCon honour for Baltasar Kormákur

23 March 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Icelandic director will receive a special International Filmmaker Of The Year Award during the trade show on April 20.

Kormákur will collect his award on CinemaCon’s International Day and is well-known in Hollywood for directing 2 Guns and Contraband. He rose to fame in Iceland with the likes of 101 Reykjavik and Jar City.

The film-maker is completing Everest, which Universal will release on September 18 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawke, Robin Wright and Keira Knightly.

CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association Of Theatre Owners, will take place in Las Vegas from April 20-23.

“Since making his directorial debut Baltasar Kormákur has entertained global audiences, with his thrillingly intense movie-making abilities,” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser.

“His action-packed films keep moviegoers at the edge of their seat and Everest is sure to leave audiences riveted to the screen in anticipation of what will happen next.” »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton unveils first trailer

9 February 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton has debuted its first trailer.

Two of the film's subjects, Ice Cube and Dr Dre, recorded an introduction for the first look at the movie.

The film will star Marcus Callender (Headshots & Breakdowns) as Dre and Jason Mitchell (Contraband) as Eazy E, while Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr will play his father.

Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr will appear as Mc Ren and DJ Yella. The cast also includes Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Shipp and Keith Stanfield.

Last year, the first picture of the central cast was unveiled by Ice Cube.

F Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off) is directing the project, with the screenplay written by Andrea Berloff.

Straight Outta Compton will be released in cinemas on August 14. »

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Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Sets January Record with Stunning $89 Million Debut

18 January 2015 11:13 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Exceeding all reasonable expectations for an R-rated war drama, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper dominated the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend box office with an estimated $89.5 million.That's over twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record held by Ride Along ($41.5 million), and ranks second all-time for a rated R movie behind 2003's The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million).The Wedding Ringer and Paddington also had solid openings, while Michael Mann's Blackhat was a disaster.The Top 12 earned an estimated $184.6 million this weekend, which is up 20 percent from the same frame last year.American Sniper's $89.5 million opening ranks 41st all-time, which puts it in the same ballpark as last year's crop of superhero movies (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy). Considering Sniper didn't have the advantage of 3D pricing, it's likely that it actually sold »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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