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Most people will recognize Kit Harington as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. However, it should be noted that while the character was his break-through role, he has had a number of other roles over the course of his career that deserve a mention. Here are some of Kit Harington’s top non Game of Thrones roles: War Horse Like a lot of actors, Harington got started as a stage actor. In fact, his first role of note was Albert Narracott in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse. In brief, the character is a boy who heads out to the
- Nat Berman
Apparently the TV Academy will only go so far in honoring sci-fi when it comes to the below-the-line craft nominations. While HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” deservedly snagged 12 and 11 noms, respectively, FX’s “Legion” was totally shut out. That’s right: Noah Hawley’s mind-blowing Marvel superhero deconstruction didn’t get recognition for either Michael Wylie’s eye-popping production design or Dana Gonzales’s experimental cinematography. Perhaps it was too subversive for its own good.
With HBO’s “Game of Thrones” out of the running this season, the void was filled by the brilliant re-imagining of Michael Crichton’s adult theme park. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wisely took a more graphic and philosophical approach to A.I. The brutal sex and violence definitely tapped a cultural nerve.
It’s about beauty and ugliness in this collision of sci-fi and the western. Paul Cameron’s »
- Bill Desowitz
With Terror Films recently unleashing Night of Something Strange on digital platforms, we've been provided with an exclusive clip and digital trading card (one of eight that are being revealed online) to share with Daily Dead readers. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have DVD release details for Teen Wolf Season 6, Part 1, and information on Cthulhu: the Musical's Portland performances.
Night of Something Strange Exclusive Clip & Digital Trading Card: Press Release: "Los Angeles (July 6, 2017) Terror Films is releasing the Std infected zombie movie Night Of Something Strange across multiple worldwide digital platforms beginning on Friday, July 7. To celebrate, they are also releasing 8 digital trading cards and 8 movie clips that will be available on select Horror Blogs and Websites.
- Derek Anderson
Witness the inspirational true story of the father-son duo who revolutionalized the modern game of golf whenTommy’s Honour arrives on Digital HD June 30 and on DVD July 18 from Lionsgate. The compelling drama features standout performances from Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden who play the father-son golf champions who grow together in their fame, fortune, and misfortune. Also starring Golden Globe® nominee Sam Neill (1999, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Merlin) and winner of the Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards, the Tommy’s Honour DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Tommy’s Honour is the inspirational, true story of “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the real-life father-and-son team that revolutionized the modern game of golf. Set against the early days of the sport, the film follows the challenging and complex relationship between »
- Tom Stockman
Pip Torrens is a British actor who has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, with examples ranging from The Crown and The Iron Lady to War Horse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Recently, he has been cast as Herr Starr on Preacher, meaning that he will be playing the part of one of the most important if not the most respected antagonists in the comic book series turned AMC TV show. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Pip Torrens: His Name Means Lover of Horses Pip is short for Philip, which
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Pip Torrens »
- Nat Berman
Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in National Theatre Live’s Angels in America at select Cineplex theatresNathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in National Theatre Live’s Angels in America at select Cineplex theatresAdriana Floridia6/23/2017 11:45:00 Am
Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Angels in America has had a long life. From its debut in 1991 in San Francisco, to the Emmy award winning HBO mini-series adaptation, and even as an opera that was first performed in Paris, France, Angels in America is a timeless story that keeps resonating with audiences. In fact, it’s more relevant than ever.
Following a group of New Yorkers in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDs crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, Angels in America touches on themes of life, death, love, sex, heaven, and hell. The National Theatre Live production stars Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, and he’s joined by Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Denise Gough, and Russell Tovey. It is directed by Tony award winner Marianne Elliott, who also helmed stage productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse.
Angels in America is a play in two parts, and on July 20th, 2017, you can watch a live broadcast of Part One: Millennium Approaches at select Cineplex theatres. Part Two: Perestroika will be broadcast on July 27th, 2017. Encore dates will follow in August.
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- Adriana Floridia
Jamie Andrew Jun 16, 2017
Blind Date is coming back this weekend. So much has changed since the 1980s, both on TV and in society itself, that what returns to our screens may not be a straight-forward, fully-intact teleport of the format, but rather a mutant mish-mash: a half-fly Jeff Goldblum of a show just begging to be put out of its misery. The truth of this inevitable transformation can be seen in the steps already taken up the light-entertainment evolutionary ladder, most notably in the DNA of ITV's long-running post-Blind Date offering, Take Me Out.
See related Tom Hiddleston interview: The Avengers, modern myths, playing Loki and more Tom Hiddleston interview: The Avengers, War Horse, Greek mythology and more Why Thor: Ragnarok may be a pivotal film in Marvel's phase 3
Ah, nostalgia. When I »
Megan Leavey is a true story-based drama about young woman whose close bond with a dog changes both of their lives. Although the young woman is a Marine serving in Iraq and the dog is her bomb-sniffing teammate, this really is a touching dog story rather than a war story.
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s moving but flawed film is based on the true story of Iraq war veteran Megan Leavey and the German Shepherd explosives-detection dog Rex with which she worked. If you are a soft touch for true-story dog tales, this one’s got your number. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite has previous experience telling a compelling animal story, as the director of Black Fish, the award-winning documentary about captive orcas.
Making a nice transition to narrative feature films, Cowperthwaite tells a different kind of “girl and her dog” story, »
- Cate Marquis
Is the reason almost every Alien movie since the original has been, at best, a mixed bag because the premise has been exhausted?
I thought about this the other day as I watched a slew of Alien: Covenant reviews pour in. Like Prometheus, it seems to be getting the kind of safe critical treatment a veteran filmmaker like Sir Ridley Scott has supposedly earned. Currently Alien: Covenant is at 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. (Prometheus ended up at 72%). Those 75% ranges on Rotten Tomatoes are quite telling, especially when it comes to established, well-renowned talent. Last year Steven Spielberg’s gigantic boring Thud The Bfg ended up at 75%. Most of Spielberg’s sub-par output end up in the mid 70’s: War Horse 75%, War of the Worlds = 75%, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull = 77%, The Adventures of Tintin = 75%. The mid-seventies for a veteran »
- Anghus Houvouras
Radiant Films International to launch sales in Cannes.
The Guinea Pig Club tells the true story of New Zealand surgeon Archie McIndoe who defied the British establishment at the height of the Second World War with his radical treamtment of Battle Of Britain pilots who suffered serious burns.
New Zealand-based Tim Sanders, who produced The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, is producing for Field Theory and industry veteran Penny Wolf serves as executive producer. Production is earmarked for an early 2018 shoot in New Zealand.
Radiant Films International will handle worldwide rights excluding Australia and New Zealand.
“The Guinea Pig Club is an uplifting and heroic story, coupled with moments »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
From the Academy-Award winning team behind Pan’s Labyrinth and The Impossible together with an incredible cast including Liam Neeson (Batman Begins, Schindler’s List), Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Theory of Everything), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Alien) and Toby Kebbell (War Horse, Kong: Skull Island) A Monster Calls is a spectacular story of one boy’s quest for hope and courage that explores the miraculous power of imagination and the remarkable strength we can discover within.
With his mother fighting a life-threatening illness, an absent father and his strict grandmother imposing new rules on his life, 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) is faced with a future beyond his control. »
To mark the release of Fallen on 1st May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
When Luce (Addison Timlin; That Awkward Moment) is sent to Sword & Cross reform school, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, she finds herself torn between two students; dangerous Cameron and mysterious Daniel (Jeremy Irvine; War Horse). Tormented by strange visions, Luce begins to unravel the secrets of her past and finds she must choose where her feelings lie, pitting Heaven against Hell in an epic battle over true love.
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Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for its upcoming historical drama/thriller “Churchill.” The film about the legendary British Primer Minister hails from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”), from a screenplay by British author/historian Alex von Tunzelmann. Brian Cox toplines the film.
Here is the plot summary: In June 1944, allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage.
- Yoselin Acevedo
The latest installment in the filmmaker's series of journal-films combining iPhone footage and sounds and images from movies. A diary penned with cinema.Journal (6.6.16 - 1.10.17)feat. additional footage from Masha Tupitsyn and Isiah MedinaMy journal-film series (of which this is the third installment) came to be as a means of resolving the points of convergence and departure amongst the environments I occupy and those which I encounter in cinema. I like to view these films as a method of managing the images that take up my thoughts and memories into a new continuity, one in which the distinction between images seen on-screen and those personally experienced is no longer absolute. In dissolving this partition, these films provide a vector for the animation conceptual concerns through cinema - montage fulfilling that which language can only formally describe and vice versa. The following essay outlines some of the concerns this film attempts »
Exploring the director’s fascination with spying.
The cinema of Steven Spielberg is one that’s built around fascination and a need to understand. As a director he is an explorer, but not one interested in unearthing grand artifacts, rather one in search of intimate treasures, an explorer of explorers, so to speak, someone to whom the process of discovery is much more interesting than the discoveries themselves.
As such, his films are rife with surveillance, characters spying on or otherwise surreptitiously watching other characters, tracking their behavior, their actions, their being, for the purposes of gathering information, good and bad. Think of the Nazis on the trail of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark peering over newspapers, or the future crime detectives in Minority Report scanning time for illegalities, or the government scientists after E.T. creeping about suburbia.
Spielberg is constantly exploring surveillance and the various mindsets behind it, and »
- H. Perry Horton
Kensuke’s Kingdom follows the adventures of a boy called Michael and his dog Stella who are shipwrecked on a remote desert island. Terrified and struggling to survive, Michael soon discovers that they share the island with Kensuke – a mysterious old Japanese man who has been living on the island for decades with a family of orangutans as his companions. Keeping their distance, they treat each other with mutual suspicion. However as dangerous invaders appear on the horizon, it becomes clear they must join forces to save their fragile island paradise.
The feature film will be directed by award-winning directing team Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry, whose animation credits include The Last Belle, Junk, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Space Jam and The Snowman and the Snowdog. »
- Gary Collinson
Lupus Films and Melusine Productions, two of the companies behind critically-praised feature animation Ethel & Ernest, have identified their next project.
Directors Neil Boyle (whose credits as an animator include Space Jam and Ethel & Ernest) and Kirk Hendry (who directed 2011 Bifa-nominated short Junk) will oversee the project from a script by The Railway Man writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding of Lupus Films are producing with Sarah Radclyffe, who co-founded UK production outfit Working Title Films, as well as Stéphan Roelants of Melusine Productions and Barnaby Spurrier.
The film’s plot follows the adventures of a young boy and his dog who are shipwrecked on a remote »
- email@example.com (Tom Grater)
Steven Spielberg has always done a fine job of rotating between his entertainments and his more serious pictures. After all, we’re talking about a filmmaker who somehow managed to release Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List in the same year. Note how he balanced The Adventures of Tintin with War Horse and Bridge of Spies with The Bfg. It’s no […]
The post ‘The Post’ Assembles the Spielberg/Hanks/Streep Dream Team For One Relevant Story appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Like it or not, the awards race 2018 is already underway.
Painful as it may sound, the awards marathon is at least a 12-month proposition these days. With Sundance in the rear-view mirror, the talk of potential 2018 Oscar candidates is already underway in industry circles.
Below, Screen runs through 13 films that could be heading to the dance this time next year (the Oscars will be held one week later in 2018, on March 4).
Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz (all previously nominated) star in awards perennial Alexander Payne’s social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for a December 22 release through Paramount, which is financing. Payne’s last six films have been Oscar-nominated.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
By: Carson Blackwelder
The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.
Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »
- Carson Blackwelder
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