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Spectral Review

9 December 2016 1:31 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When it comes to their original television, Netflix is killing it. Whether it’s House of Cards or BoJack Horseman, the streaming site has continued to provide astounding, award-winning television on a near monthly basis. If only their original movies stood as high. While they’ve acquired some noteworthy features, including Beasts of No Nation and The Little Prince, the films they’ve produced themselves from the ground-up continuously fail to live up to their impeccable television standards. While it’s encouraging to see them venture into the sci-fi genre with Spectral, unfortunately, it doesn’t fare much better as it’s yet another rousing disappointment for the multi-platform company.

When a mysterious force kills some of the world’s most powerful soldiers, Dr. Clyne (James Badge Dale), who’s among the top in his field, is sent to Europe by the government in order to discover what the disturbance might be. »

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James Badge Dale battles killer ghosts in trailer for Netflix's Spectral

5 December 2016 5:01 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

What would your first instinct be upon coming face to vapour with a murderous ghost? If your reply comes close to "immediately open fire on the intangible being," then you might feel right at home with the trailer for Netflix's upcoming Spectral. Starring James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), the Nic... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Trailer for Netflix’s supernatural sci-fi thriller Spectral

3 December 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix this coming Friday, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming supernatural sci-fi thriller Spectral which stars James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood; watch it below after the official synopsis…

When an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European city, an engineer teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop it.

Spectral is set to premiere on Netflix on December 9th. »

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‘Spectral’ Trailer: Delta Force Become Ghostbusters in New Netflix Film

3 December 2016 11:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spectral,” a supernatural sci-fi thriller, premieres next week on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

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The film follows an elite military unit that goes on a mission in a war-ravaged European city and is greeted by ghostlike entities that seem immune to their puny human weapons. One imagines that this will necessitate a great deal of derring-do on the part of said soldiers, who are led by the likes of James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood.

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Nic Mathieu makes his feature debut with the film after cutting his teeth in the world of commercials. “Spectral” will premiere on Netflix in all territories next Friday, December 9.

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The First Trailer for 'Spectral' Tries to Bust Ghosts With Guns

2 December 2016 7:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Who would you actually call if ghosts started running amok and doing real damage to a major city? Maybe the military, since the real Ghostbusters don't exist. That seems to be the idea behind Spectral, a sci-fi action movie in which an American Special Ops team is sent into a seemingly war-torn spot in Europe to fight what turns out to be ghost-like supernatural beings.  The first trailer has arrived, and it looks like a combination of Black Hawk Down, Aliens and, yes, a heavy duty Ghostbusters. James Badge Dale, who has seen his share of more realistic historical combat fare in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the HBO miniseries The Pacific, helps lead the mission as a brilliant government scientist. The movie...

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‘Spectral’ Trailer: Soldiers Battle Ghosts (or Something) on Netflix

2 December 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Eager to see a sci-fi war movie this month but too lazy to leave your house for Rogue One? Netflix has got you covered. Last month the streaming service scooped up Legendary’s SpectralNic Mathieu‘s directorial debut centers around a Special Ops team going on a deadly mission to stop a wave of otherworldly forces. James Badge Dale, Emily […]

The post ‘Spectral’ Trailer: Soldiers Battle Ghosts (or Something) on Netflix appeared first on /Film. »

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Spectral Trailer: Special Forces Vs the Supernatural

2 December 2016 3:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Originally slated to hit theaters earlier this year through Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, the new thriller Spectral was picked by Netflix last month and slated with a December 9 release date on the streaming service. Today we have the first trailer for Spectral, exactly one week before fans around the world can watch this thriller. Spectral was initially set for release on August 12, which would have put it up against Pete's Dragon, Sausage Party and Florence Foster Jenkins.

Spectral follows a brilliant Darpa scientist who goes on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a war-torn city where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilians deaths. The cast includes James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini, Cory Hardrict and Bruce Greenwood. Production took place on location in Budapest, Hungary, with Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop creating the futuristic weapons, with Weta Digital providing the visual effects. »

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Netflix’s Spectral Trailer Finds Ghostly Aliens Attacking The World

2 December 2016 2:56 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How do you stop an enemy you can’t see coming? That’s the basis behind Spectral, Netflix’s original sci-fi feature, which got its first official trailer today.

Once set to be a summer tentpole release under Universal, Netflix took over the reigns. Not known for their extensive marketing campaigns, this first look at their expensive new sci-fi project comes a mere week before it hits the streaming site. It finds James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood as a special-ops team fighting a race of supernatural aliens attacking the world. While the trailer doesn’t give away a lot in terms of plot, it does showcase a great deal in terms of scope, proving that Netflix is willing to pay top dollar to provide high-grade cinema to their audience. Here’s hoping Spectral‘s story is given as much care as its high-quality special effects were.

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Ghostly Aliens Attack in First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Spectral’

2 December 2016 1:26 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Once set to be a wide release this past summer from Universal, they handed over the supernatural war film Spectral to Netflix, who will drop it next week. Not one for extensive marketing campaigns, the company has now released the first trailer for the film which follows a group of soldiers who are defending a city from an otherworldly force.

While its different elements look familiar, seeing sci-fi mashed up with a Black Hawk Down-esque scenario may prove to be entertaining. Add in the talents of James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood, and maybe this can be a respite from the fairly lackluster year of action cinema.

Directing by Nic Mathieu and also starring Max Martini, Clayne Crawford, Cory Hardict, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Jimmy Akingbola, Dylan Smith, Philip Bulcock, Royce Pierreson, Ursula Parker, and Mark O’Neal, check out the trailer below ahead of next week’s release. »

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Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Supernatural Combat Film Spectral

2 December 2016 1:13 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Soldiers face a supernatural threat that's difficult to gun down in the official trailer for the paranormal military thriller Spectral.

Synopsis: "When an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European city, an engineer teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop it."

Directed by Nic Mathieu from a screenplay by Ian Fried, John Gatins, Jamie Moss, and George Nolfi, Spectral stars James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Dylan Smith, Clayne Crawford, Royce Pierreson, Cory Hardict, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Jimmy Akingbola, Philip Bulcock, Ursula Parker, and Mark O’Neal.

Spectral will be released on the streaming service Netflix on Friday, December 9th.

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First Trailer for Netflix's Supernatural Sci-Fi Action-Thriller 'Spectral'

2 December 2016 1:01 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There's no limit to how far they can spread..." Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for the sci-fi action-thriller titled Spectral, described as "Ghostbusters meets Black Hawk Down." The plot is about a scientist who joins a Delta Forces unit that goes into a European city to investigate "mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral". The cast includes Max Martini, Clayne Crawford, James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood. To top it off, this film has a score by Junkie Xl, weapons made by Weta Workshop, and VFX by Weta Digital. It seems odd that this is being dumped straight to Netflix, but even better because it means we all get to see it starting next week. This looks cool, I want to check it out. Here's the first official trailer for Nic Mathieu's Spectral, direct from Netflix's YouTube: When an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European city, »

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Supernatural Mayhem Unleashed In First Trailer For Sci-Fi ‘Spectral’

2 December 2016 10:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it’s going straight to Netflix instead of to your local multiplex as a big 3D spectacle as it was originally planned, the question remaining about “Spectral” is: Was it a movie that Universal and Legendary just didn’t think was commercially viable, or a dud they wanted to get off their hands?

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Certainly, Joe Moviegoer isn’t going to buy a ticket to a movie based on these names alone — James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood (and no knock on them, they’re just not huge A-listers) — but you also have to wonder about how much heart Universal had in a movie that they didn’t release any poster for, despite having an initial release date pegged for this summer.

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Netflix acquires supernatural action film Spectral

18 November 2016 11:21 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In another seemingly sweet distribution deal picked up by Netflix, the ultimate streaming service will debut the Legendary Pictures-produced action/sci-fi film Spectral. The Nic Mathieu-directed film stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood and will hit Netflix on December 9th. Deadline describes the movie as "A brilliant Darpa scientist embarks on a deadly mission with a Special Ops... Read More »

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Legendary’s 3D Ghostbusting Action Movie ‘Spectral’ Goes to Netflix

17 November 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This past summer Spectral was scheduled to open in theaters. If the movie wasn’t on your radar, that’s understandable. We’ve seen few promotional materials and the film never actually made it to theaters. The sci-fi action movie pits James Badge Dale (13 Hours, pictured above) and Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island) against supernatural forces. Nic Mathieu‘s 3D film has been described as Black Hawk […]

The post Legendary’s 3D Ghostbusting Action Movie ‘Spectral’ Goes to Netflix appeared first on /Film. »

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Sci-Fi Spectral to Premiere on Netflix December 9

17 November 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Anyone wishing for a more grounded approach to ghosbusting may be interested in Spectral, Nic Mathieu's debut feature, which is being touted as "Black Hawk Down meets Ghostbusters". Produced by Legendary Pictures and Universal, the film was pulled from a theatrical run in favour of a worldwide Netflix release on December 9, 2016 according to Deadline. In the film, a brilliant scientist embarks on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a battle-scarred, war-torn city, where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named "Spectral" have been causing inexplicable civilians deaths. Of course, this gritty approach reminds me of Battle: La, a film that I really dug in it's approach but also found somewhat lacking on a story level. Spectral stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer...

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Us Briefs: Women In Film unveils film finishing grantees

17 November 2016 3:01 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Land Of Mine triumphs at AFI Fest; Warner Bros confirms Machinima acquisition; Tooley Productions, Square One sign German deal; and more.

Women In Film has announced the recipients of its 31st annual Film Finishing Fund grant programme in support of films by, for or about women.

The narrative winners are: Solace by Tchaiko Omawale; Band Aid by Zoe Lister-Jones; Miracle by Egle Vertelyte; and The Darkest Days Of Us by Astrid Rondero.

Documentary recipients are: Amor Puro Y Duro by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi; Canary In A Coal Mine by Jennifer Brea; Farida And Gulnaz by Clementine Malpas; Mudflow by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander; Tribe by Jordan Bryon; and When A Girl Is Born by Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra.

Martin Zandvliet’s Danish Oscar submission Land Of Mine won AFI Fest 2016’s World Cinema Audience Award, while Divines took the Breathrough Audience Award. The Future Perfect took New Auteurs Grand Jury Award. For the »

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Netflix Lands Legendary Sci-Fi Action Film ‘Spectral’

17 November 2016 12:21 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Netflix has acquired Spectral, the Legendary Pictures-produced action sci-fi film that stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood. Nic Mathieu directed it. Netflix has set it for a December 9 global release. A brilliant Darpa scientist embarks on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a battle-scarred, war-torn city, where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilian… »

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Emily Mortimer Joins Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (Exclusive)

6 October 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emily Mortimer has signed on to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Mortimer will play Jane Banks, who along with her brother Michael (who will be played by Ben Whishaw in the pic), was one of the children the magical titular nanny looked after in the original 1964 film, and is now all-grown-up in this installment. The movie is set 25 years after the original.

The movie also stars Meryl Streep as a cousin of Poppins’. Blunt will be playing the title character, with “Hamilton” star Miranda playing a street lamplighter named Jack.

The film will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt.

The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee and is based on “The Mary Poppins Stories” by P.L. Travers, with Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score. Scott Wittman will be writing original songs.

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Birth of the Dragon Poster Reveals Legendary Bruce Lee

10 September 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Toronto International Film Festival is currently in full swing, and one of the films making its world premiere next week is director George Nolfi's Birth of the Dragon, which centers on martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The film will have its premiere on September 13, but while we wait for this first ever screening, the first poster has surfaced, featuring Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. While there have been Bruce Lee biopics in the past, this film focuses on a little-known fight that helped him become a world-renowned legend.

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown, this cross-cultural film chronicles {Bruce Lee's emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man, a Shaolin master who had been sent from China to stop Bruce Lee. The film is based on the real-life no holds barred fight took place 1965, a time »

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James Badge Dale In Talks for Firefighter Thriller ‘No Exit’ (Exclusive)

21 April 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Badge Dale is in talks to join Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in the firefighter action movie “No Exit,” sources tell Variety.

Tron: Legacy” helmer Joseph Kosinski will direct the film, which tells the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters that faced one of the deadliest wildfires in history in order to save an Arizona town, resulting in the tragic death of 19 crew members.

Ken Nolan developed the story on spec with the producers.

Badge Dale will play one of the firefighters.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Jeremy Steckler, Dawn Ostroff, Mike Menchel, Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill are producing the film. Black Label is financing.

No production start date has been set for the film.

Badge Dale is coming off the Michael Bay action pic “13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” and will star in the Legendary »

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