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'Lone Survivor' Blu-ray Trailer Starring Mark Wahlberg

14 April 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative face an impossible, moral decision in Lone Survivor, the intense, action-packed story of heroism, courage and survival, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet&#8482 and On Demand on June 3, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Lone Survivor will also be available on Digital HD two weeks earlier on May 20, 2014. Take a look at the Blu-ray trailer and artwork, then read on for more details about this upcoming release.

Based on Marcus Luttrell's The New York Times bestselling memoir, Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) explores the unbreakable bond of brotherhood in a film that Rolling Stone's Peter Travers praised as "a powerhouse film." Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of Operation Red Wings, a mission about four Navy SEALs ambushed by the enemy deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. As the »

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Lone Survivor Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD June 3rd

14 April 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative face an impossible, moral decision in Lone Survivor, the intense, action-packed story of heroism, courage and survival, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on June 3, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Lone Survivor will also be available on Digital HD two weeks earlier on May 20, 2014.

Based on Marcus Luttrell’s The New York Times bestselling memoir, Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) explores the unbreakable bond of brotherhood in a film that Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers praised as “a powerhouse film.” Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of Operation Red Wings, a mission about four Navy SEALs ambushed by the enemy deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. As the soldiers are confronted by unthinkable odds they must find reserves of strength and resilience in order to fight to the finish. »

- Michelle McCue

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Baltasar Kormákur Launches 'Trapped,' Icelandic Crime Series

8 April 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Yet again, a "hot" Hollywood director--in this case Iceland import Baltasar Kormákur, who the studios value because he can handle global movie stars in action like Mark Wahlberg ("Contraband") and Denzel Washington, who co-starred in "2 Guns"--is turning to television. And it just so happens that Scandinavia is where a lot of cool TV is coming from, including the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Killing" and "Wallender." (My "The Deep" interview with Kormákur is here.)  The director feels strongly about fostering talent in his home country, where he is a rock star, and is using his Hollywood leverage back home, where he has founded a new production outfit (Rvk Studios) and VFX company (Framestore is now called Rvx), which handled the effects for Ryan Gosling's new movie "How To Catch a Monster." The world is flat and Kormákur maintains that he can do business anywhere as long as there is a phone, »

- Anne Thompson

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Baltasar Kormákur Launches 'Trapped,' Icelandic Crime Series

8 April 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yet again, a "hot" Hollywood director--in this case Iceland import Baltasar Kormákur, who the studios value because he can handle global movie stars in action like Mark Wahlberg ("Contraband") and Denzel Washington, who co-starred in "2 Guns"--is turning to television. And it just so happens that Scandinavia is where a lot of cool TV is coming from, including the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Killing" and "Wallender." (My "The Deep" interview with Kormákur is here.)  The director feels strongly about fostering talent in his home country, where he is a rock star, and is using his Hollywood leverage back home, where he has founded a new production outfit (Rvk Studios) and VFX company (Framestore is now called Rvx), which handled the effects for Ryan Gosling's new movie "How To Catch a Monster." The world is flat and Kormákur maintains that he can do business anywhere as long as there is a phone, »

- Anne Thompson

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Blu-ray Review: Even Villainous James Franco Can’t Save Dull ‘Homefront’

12 March 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Jason Statham has become an amorphous blob in the action genre, but an amorphous blob who is his own archetype, nonetheless. With the “Expendables” movies he began to take the genre torch from Sylvester Stallone, and now working from a script by Stallone in “Homefront”, his Americanization is nearly certified. That being said, watching Jason Statham tattoo a bald eagle on himself might be more enjoyable than his latest addition to a bloated filmography, “Homefront”. That, or staging a debate with Stallone and Statham about gun control.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Screenwriter Stallone adapted a novel by Chuck Logan with intent on assembling an old fashioned tale of home security, with any and all genre connections welcome. In its final form, a film that could’ve had some grip as a small town thriller loses its tension before such seems like a possibility. On a more basic level, “Homefront” doesn’t have »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at the '2014 MTV Movie Awards'

10 March 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MTV announced today that Academy Award nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for his brilliant body of work in the film and television industry. Check out a brief promo with the actor making room on his trophy case for the award.

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Wahlberg, known for his diverse film roles and television producer credits, will fittingly be presented the award by Entourage cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015. Hosted by Conan O'Brien, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt.

Here's what Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, had to »

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Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'Captain Phillips'

1 March 2014 8:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Name: Captain Phillips

Release Date: Oct. 11, 2013 (wide)

DVD Release: Jan. 21, 2014

Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes

Box Office: Opening weekend, wide release: $25.7 million; domestic total: $106.9 million; international total: $110.7 million (as of Feb. 23)

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93 percent Fresh

Movie Math: (Black Hawk Down + Pirates of the Caribbean + Contraband) – the eye candy

Tweetable Description: After an unarmed container ship is boarded by strung-out Somali pirates, the American crew, led by Tom Hanks Captain Phillips copes with an increasingly volatile situation.

What Owen Gleiberman Said: “Phillips must guard his crew, negotiate with the pirates, and keep his own fears in check, and Hanks acts with »

- JoJo Marshall

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Seitz on the Brooding The Red Road: Your Flashback to Nineties Indie Films

27 February 2014 3:43 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The channel's name is Sundance, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that much of its original programming would evoke art house films from the nineties, arguably the peak of the Sundance Film Festival's cultural influence. The channel's latest miniseries The Red Road, about the conflict between entitled but troubled whites and an unrecognized Native American tribe, gets even more specific in its influences. It's a feel-bad regional potboiler in the vein of such dramas as Incident at Oglala, Sling Blade, and Heavy. Such movies prioritized atmosphere and characterization over plot, and examined their milieus with anthropological exactness, to the point where every pregnant pause and dropped "g" seemed freighted with meaning. Red Road creator Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and producer Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) go heavy on the portent.In theory, the show's main character is Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson), a New Jersey cop. He's the buffer between his community's »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Icelandic Cinema

13 February 2014 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Gothenburg Film Festival – the largest of its kind in Scandinavia – has always had a special emphasis on the cinema created in the Nordic countries, with its main competition being exclusive to films from the region. This year the festival placed a further emphasis on the Nordic country with the smallest population: Iceland. Not only were there two films in competition, but the festival presented a repertory slate of Icelandic films from the past two decades, a concert featuring the band Hjaltalín, a seminar about the country’s filmmaking and a special Icelandic themed party. Furthermore, the festival has created a new honorary award to celebrate an important filmmaking voice from the North — and its first recipient was Baltasar Kormákur, director of such Icelandic language films such as  "101 Reykjavik," "The Deep" and "Jar City" — along with the Hollywood action films "Contraband" and "2 Guns." The fact that Icelandic cinema exists at all is remarkable, »

- Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson

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First Photo from Everest with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, and Jake Gyllenhaal

13 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Production has started on the thrilling mountain climbing drama Everest. We have our first look at the film featuring Jason Clarke at the head of a team of climbers. The movie is being directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband), and the cast also includes Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie tells the true story of two groups of climbers who attempted to climb the world’s highest mountain during an insane snowstorm.

It will be released in IMAX 3D on February 27th, 2015, and here's the full press release with all of the details on the story. This seems like it will be a pretty intense film. 

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of EverestUniversal Pictures will release Everest in North American theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015.

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- Joey Paur

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Universal announces start of production on Everest

13 February 2014 4:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has announced that production is underway on Working Title Films' Everest, which is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and stars Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby), Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Martin Henderson (The Ring), Emily Watson (The Book Thief), Michael Kelly (House of Cards) and Thomas M. Wright (The Bridge). Here's the first still from the film, followed by the official synopsis...

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.

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"Everest" Begins Production In Nepal

12 February 2014 6:04 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of Everest. Universal Pictures will release Everest in North American theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015.

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.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty), Josh Brolin (True Grit, No Country for Old Men), John Hawkes (Lincoln, Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Jake Gyllenhaal(Source Code, Brokeback Mountain). They are joined by Martin Henderson (The Ring »

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Everest First Look Photo with Jason Clarke

12 February 2014 9:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of Everest. Universal Pictures will release Everest in North American theatres in 3D and IMAX 3D on 27th February 2015. The studio has debuted the first photo from this true-story adaptation featuring Jason Clarke, which you can check out below.

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.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty), Josh Brolin (True Grit, No Country for Old Men), John Hawkes (Lincoln, »

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First Image from ‘Everest’ starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal & John Hawkes

12 February 2014 9:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Universal Pictures have released the first image and press release from their new movie Everest which has a stonking cast and is set for erlease in IMAX 3D 27th February 2015. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Hawkes all star in the movie helmed by Baltasar Kormákur which has begun principle photography in Nepal.

The full press release is below and here’s the image which you can click to enlarge. The movie is set to shoot right here at Pinewood Studios, Rome and Nepal.

More on it as we get it. Wrap up warm people!

Universal City, CA & London- 12th February 2014 – Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of EverestUniversal Pictures will release Everest in North American theatres in 3D and IMAX 3D on 27th February 2015.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous »

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Panama City: The Booming Business Hub of Central America

7 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A new film hub has suddenly emerged in Central America. Just as its skyline has morphed dramatically in the space of a few years, Panama, sometimes known as the Dubai of the West, has upped the ante on production, offering a 15% cash rebate to foreign shoots and a studio complex and media center set to break ground by late 2014.

All the construction workers toiling on the skyscrapers in Panama City could easily learn to put up film sets, says location manager Sam Tedesco, who has partnered with producer Jonathan Sanger (“Vanilla Sky”) and attorney Michael Moore to build the tentatively dubbed Panama Media Center. Initial plans include four soundstages and office spaces on 20 to 30 acres of land. Tapping both local and international investors, the upcoming facility will cost between $25 million and $50 million to build, according to Sanger, who grew up in Panama.

“Panama is the real hub for Latin America, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Panama City: The Booming Business Hub of Central America

7 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A new film hub has suddenly emerged in Central America. Just as its skyline has morphed dramatically in the space of a few years, Panama, sometimes known as the Dubai of the West, has upped the ante on production, offering a 15% cash rebate to foreign shoots and a studio complex and media center set to break ground by late 2014.

All the construction workers toiling on the skyscrapers in Panama City could easily learn to put up film sets, says location manager Sam Tedesco, who has partnered with producer Jonathan Sanger (“Vanilla Sky”) and attorney Michael Moore to build the tentatively dubbed Panama Media Center. Initial plans include four soundstages and office spaces on 20 to 30 acres of land. Tapping both local and international investors, the upcoming facility will cost between $25 million and $50 million to build, according to Sanger, who grew up in Panama.

“Panama is the real hub for Latin America, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Here's Everything We Know About A Ride Along Sequel

5 February 2014 2:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We expected Ride Along to be a hit. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have strong followings, and the buddy cop formula has proven to be a gold mine in the past. (Ask Paul Feig how The Heat did last summer.) But I don.t think any of us expected it to approach $100 million in January. Mama topped out at $71M in 2013. Mark Wahlberg.s Contraband stalled at $66.5M in 2012. And neither are threatening to launch a film franchise. Ride Along, however, should propel Hart and Cube into a sequel sooner rather than later. When a movie finds an audience of this size, studios often try to see if lightning will strike the same spot twice. Sometimes it works. Too often, it doesn.t. What do we know about a potential Ride Along sequel? Quite a lot, actually. Let.s run through the details and figure out if and when this »

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DVD Review: 'Prisoners'

3 February 2014 6:21 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Following the success of his acclaimed Middle Eastern mystery Incendies (2011), Canadian director Denis Villeneuve returns with great promise, an A-list cast and a script from Contraband (2012) scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Films about child abduction are as a rule, a tricky affair that deal with an inexplicable well of emotions, so far that have been exceptionally explored in the stark realism of Keane (2004) and shamelessly exploited in high-gloss claptrap such as Ransom (1996) and The Tall Man (2012). Prisoners (2013) is a dank and excessively damp thriller that tackles abduction from an original perspective.

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Baltasar Kormakur Chats About ‘Everest,’ ‘Vikings’ and ‘On The Job’

31 January 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warm and candid, Baltasar Kormakur, who is Iceland’s top film director and producer, is attending Goteborg fest to receive the inaugural Nordic Honorary Dragon Award and give a masterclass. While taking a quick break from shooting “Everest,” the helmer chatted with Variety about his work philosophy, his balancing act between Iceland and Hollywood, and various projects, including “Vikings” and “On the Job.”

Repped by Wme and attorney Peter Nelson, Kormakur’s credits include “The Deep,” the previous Icelandic candidate for the foreign-language Oscar, and “Two Guns” with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

While leading a prolific career in the U.S., Kormakur is also, via his outfit Rvk Studios, a leading force within the Icelandic film biz, producing ambitious local movies and TV series, such as real-life survival tale “The Deep” and the skein project “Vatnajokull.”

Variety: You have an interesting background, you’ve done acting, directing, producing plays, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Universal Announces 2014/15 Release Dates and Synopses for Pitch Perfect 2, Crimson Peak & More

30 January 2014 3:52 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Adding to their already-impressive line-up for the next two years, Universal has officially announced release dates along with synopses for some of their most anticipated projects, including the recently-confirmed Pitch Perfect 2 and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

In chronological order, the studio reveals that As Above, So Below, the psychological thriller from John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine), will be opening on August 15th, 2014.

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain.  A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.  Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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