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First international Churchill trailer reveals Brian Cox as Winston Churchill

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Following in the footsteps of Deep Impact and Armageddon, Dante's Peak and Volcano, Red Planet and Mission To Mars, as well as countless others, we're about to witness dueling Winston Churchill movies later this year. Our first helping of the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom will arrive with Churchill, which sees Brian Cox taking on the title role. The Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch)... Read More...
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It's Electrifying. It's Electrifying.

Jason from Mnpp here -- isn't it strange, the stories that suddenly catch fire with the movie-makers and ignite dueling projects that race towards the finish line to beat the other to the eyes of the public? You've got your Volcano and Dante's Peak, you've got Deep Impact and Armageddon, and for those of you who don't see Disaster Movies as the be-all end-all of the cinematic form you've got Capote and Infamous... in which that southern writer was tossed at New York Society like a killer meteorite from outer space.

Today comes new news of another bizarre example - the the 1880s a battle over who would best monetize the invention of electricity was waged between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, and all of sudden, some one-hundred-and-thirty odd years later, it's all Hollywood wants to talk about.

I've been following the momentum of the movie called The Current War
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Match the blockbuster destruction to the movie – quiz

With aliens returning to Earth for more city-crushing chaos in this week’s belated sci-fi sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, how well do you know other scenes of wanton carnage?

San Andreas

Pacific Rim

Final Destination 5

Terminator: Salvation

The Day After Tomorrow

Armageddon

Deep Impact

Hereafter

Skyline

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Battle Los Angeles

War of the Worlds

The Dark Knight Rises

Daredevil

Man of Steel

Watchmen

The Avengers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Captain America: Civil War

2012

The Core

World War Z

Mars Attacks!

Fast & Furious 6

A Good Day to Die Hard

Die Hard 4.0

Fast & Furious 7

Dante's Peak

Independence Day

Godzilla

London Has Fallen

Volcano

Die Hard

Hollow Man

Mission: Impossible

Thor: The Dark World

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Guardians of the Galaxy

Star Trek Into Darkness

7 and above.

You're safe in a bunker!

0 and above.

You're a disaster

4 and above.

You're the
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Warner Bros. Delays Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book' Movie But Pulls 'Wonder Woman' Closer

Dueling movies are nothing new in Hollywood. They long predated the '90s, but the go-to reference always seems to be Deep Impact and Armageddon or Volcano and Dante's Peak. They aren't movies that actually opened against each other, but they tackled similar enough material close enough together that they became inextricably linked for all of pop culture history. A new generation was about to get their own movie duel thanks to rival Jungle Book movies coming from Disney and Warner Bros., but now that fight has been postponed quite a bit. No, Disney hasn't suddenly freaked out and pulled Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book (pictured above). The movie, which hits theaters on April 15, 2016, is already getting a ton of buzz. The cast is incredible, the trailers...

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Dwayne Johnson Will Probably Have to Fight Volcanoes In 'San Andreas 2'

Disaster movies typically don't get sequels. Granted there are exceptions (Beyond the Poseidon Adventure), but for the most part they just don't happen. There's no Day after The Day After Tomorrow. People would have a hard time buying Dante's Peak destroying a town a second time. The Towering Inferno can only burn down once.  But nobody has told that to Dwayne Johnson and the rest of his team behind the smash hit San Andreas. The movie made a nice chunk of money not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Naturally Warner Bros. would be interested in a sequel and thankfully San Andreas has something going for it that most disaster movies don't: an event that can happen anywhere at any time. THR broke the news that WB is now actively prepping...

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14 times similar movies went head to head at the box office

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Deep Impact Vs Armageddon is not the only time similar movies have landed around the same time...

Usually, a competing project is poison for a studio. Especially in the era now where a blockbuster costs the national budget of a small country to get out into the world, you don't want to be up against a film with similar subject matter.

Yet this keeps happening, time and time again. Even now, there are two live action Jungle Book movies in various stages of production, for example. And let us not forget when K-9 and Turner And Hooch once did battle...

But how have the movie showdowns of old turned out? And are there any instances where everyone's a winner?

Er, not many as it happens...

The Haunting Vs The House On Haunted Hill

Let's start with two reasonably budgeted horror films, that both got wide releases. Jan De Bont
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Pierce Brosnan: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat. His native intelligence shone through it all, as did a sense of decency which many people seem to acquire after enduring and surviving hardship in their formative years.

Bonding With Brosnan

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Alex Simon

There are several dangers in becoming a cultural icon, not the least of which is the stigma that your public will forever keep you imprisoned in the mold of your iconography, allowing the recipient a privileged, if imprisoned, existence, particularly if that person is an artist. Sean Connery faced just such a dilemma during the height of James Bond-mania in the mid-60's. A serious actor, Connery desperately wanted to break out of the action hero mold that was British Superspy James Bond,
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Weekend Box Office: San Andreas Registers A Number One On The Box Office Scale

Major natural disaster special-effects feasts aren't as popular as they used to be. The late nineties were a sort of high point for the sub-genre with movies like Twister, Volcano, Dante's Peak, Armageddon and Deep Impact putting audiences on edge over whether the earth or at least their little corner of it might soon be consumed by a rampaging mother nature. This weekend audiences showed some interest in getting back to watching the end of the world (or at least California) as we know it. San Andreas launched with an easy number one start, taking in $53 million this weekend. That's the biggest non-Fast and Furious franchise opening ever for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and a big win for director Brad Peyton who makes the jump from directing sequels in lesser known children's movie franchises to major summer action blockbuster. Director Cameron Crowe's latest offering, Aloha, has been taking
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With Ultron Anchoring Marvel's Avengers Sequel, Is Brainiac Off The Table For Justice League?

Can WB still use Brainiac in Justice League: Part One after Avengers: Age of Ultron? On May 01, 2015,  a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only The Avengers can stop him....On November 17, 2017,  a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only the Justice League can stop him.  The Warriors and The Wanderers (1979).  Volcano and Dante's Peak (1997).  Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down (2013) - Hollywood's list of "Twin Films" is actually quite extensive.  Almost every year, it seems that there's a race between two different studios to release films with similar plots.  While not quite "twins", with Marvel Studios releasing Avengers: Age of Ultron later this year (May 1, 2015) does that mean Justice League: Part One (November 17, 2017) would be better off not using Brainiac? Bigger threat? Ultron's drone army or Brainiac's planet destroying ship? If Marvel uses a maniacal, mechanical menace for it's superhero team-up film,
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'San Andreas' Trailer: Can the Rock Save California from the Biggest Earthquake Ever?

Dante's Peak, Volcano, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm. If those titles perk up your ears, then you're probably a sucker for a grand ole disaster movie. And if that's the case, then have we got a new one for you. It's called San Andreas and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario and Mother Nature performing one hell of a back breaker on the state of California. The title should give it away, but Brad Peyton's film wonders what happens when the Big One hits and the San Andreas fault gives America a facelift. And since that's a pretty epic setting, the movie looks to ground everything with the story of Johnson playing a chopper pilot who tries to rescue his daughter amid the...

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'San Andreas' Trailer: Watch Dwayne Johnson Save California from the Biggest Earthquake Ever

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Dante's Peak, Volcano, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm. If those titles perk up your ears, then you're probably a sucker for a grand ole disaster movie. And if that's the case, then have we got a new one for you. It's called San Andreas and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario and Mother Nature performing one hell of a back breaker on the state of California. The title should give it away, but Brad...

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Director Roger Donaldson Talks The November Man, Reuniting with Pierce Brosnan, Filming in Belgrade, Delete Scenes, No Way Out, Future Projects, and More

Now playing in theaters is director Roger Donaldson’s (The Bank Job, No Way Out) action thriller The November Man. Based on Bill Granger’s novel There are No Spies from the bestselling November Man book series, the film stars Pierce Brosnan as an ex-cia operative who is lured out of retirement on a personal mission. While on the assignment, he finds himself trying to protect a valuable witness (Olga Kurylenko) while his former pupil (Luke Bracey) is trying to hunt him down. The film also stars Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. For more on The November Man, watch the trailer or check out all our previous coverage. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Roger Donaldson. He talked about making November Man, reuniting with Pierce Brosnan, how the film was originally set in Berlin before he decided on Belgrade,
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Pierce Brosnan on fears that 'November Man' would tarnish his James Bond legacy

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Pierce Brosnan on fears that 'November Man' would tarnish his James Bond legacy
Former 007 Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game with "The November Man" - though as the actor himself admits, his decision to take on the role didn't come without reservations. "There was a certain trepidation," he said while sitting down with me to promote the new action film. "There was a certain reluctance and a fear maybe, of going back out there in the spy game. And I didn't want it to fail, you know? I had the Bond looming over me. The legacy of that, the memory of that. And I wasn't sure if we should tamper with what had been done." Still, the material - an adaptation of the seventh novel in Bill Granger's book series of the same name - ultimately won him over, and he admits that in some ways the film actually takes a page from the grittier Daniel Craig "Bond" films that followed.
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Exclusive: Director Anthony C. Ferrante Talks Sharknado 2 and More!

Get ready, kids! The "Sumnado of Sharknado" (as Syfy likes to call it) is officially upon us, and right now we have a quick Q&A with Sharknado 2: The Second One director Anthony C. Ferrante to help chum the waters of your anticipation.

Dread Central: Now, over half a year removed from the surprise pop culture quake Sharknado set off, what do you look back upon as being the best/worst aspects of it and the most surprising things to come out of it?

Anthony C. Ferrante: I’m still surprised that mainstream American embraced it. I remember watching the finished movie about three weeks before it aired. The movie is practically wall-to-wall VFX so this was the first time we saw everything completely together without missing slugs. <?i>

There were about three of us in the editing bay, and we were laughing with it and making fun of it.
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Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko in first November Man trailer

Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko in first November Man trailer
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man has released its first trailer.

The James Bond actor stars alongside Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey in the action thriller.

The film centres around retired CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who is called upon for one last mission involving the protection of a valuable witness (Kurylenko).

He finds himself facing off against his former protégé (Bracey) in a game where no-one can be trusted.

Species director Roger Donaldson will reunite with Brosnan on the film. The pair previously collaborated on 1997 Dante's Peak.

Brosnan was most recently seen with Emma Thompson in The Love Punch.

The November Man will be released on August 27 in the Us. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
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Hal Douglas, legendary movie trailer narrator, dies at 89

Hal Douglas, legendary movie trailer narrator, dies at 89
Voiceover artist Hal Douglas has died at the age of 89.

Douglas was known to millions around the world as the voice of numerous blockbuster movie trailers, narrating promos for films including Forrest Gump, Meet the Parents, Philadelphia and Lethal Weapon.

Douglas died on Friday (March 7) at his Virginia home as a result of complications from pancreatic cancer, his daughter Sarah told the New York Times.

Born in Connecticut in 1924, Douglas trained as a pilot and served in the navy during World War II. He then trained as an actor, starting his radio career in the 1950s before moving into voiceover work full-time.

Based in New York and later Virginia rather than Hollywood, he lent his distinctive voice to countless movie trailers, documentaries and promos for TV networks.

Douglas made a rare appearance on screen in a trailer for the Jerry Seinfeld documentary Comedian playing Jack, a voiceover artist who can only speak in trailer clichés,
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'Game of Thrones'' Kit Harington fights a volcano in 'Pompeii' Super Bowl teaser

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As Jon Snow on HBO's "Game of Thrones," Kit Harington has faced chilling cold, dizzying heights, and undead white walkers. But can anything in Westeros prepare him for  "Pompeii"?  Tomorrow's Super Bowl game will include a teaser for the "Gladiator"-meets-"Dante's Peak" epic from "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson, but Sony wants to give you a glimpse of things to come with a quick video tease. Watch the tease of the teaser here: It also stars Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jessica Lucas. Who will survive? Let the games begin... "Pompei" opens February 21.
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Watch: 'Pompeii' Burns In New Trailer For Paul W.S. Anderson's Latest Starring Kit Harington & Emily Browning

If you like dudes and ladies in olden times yelling, facing peril, and speaking gravely, then 2014 will be your year. Two "Hercules" movies are on the way, along with "300: Rise Of An Empire" and, in case you forgot, auteur Paul W.S. Anderson's "Pompeii."  Sort of like a "Dante's Peak" but with better CGI and more robes, the film stars Kit Harington and Emily Browning in the story of slave Milo who has to rescue his love and his gladiator best friend (who is trapped in the coliseum) when a volcano erupts. And while we'll grant the visuals aren't bad, this looks fairy portentous everywhere else, though the movie does have a script by Julian Fellowes ("Downton Abbey," "Gosford Park"), so that's something we suppose. Shrug? "Pompeii" runs from the ash cloud on February 21, 2014.
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Full Length Trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson's Disaster Epic 'Pompeii'

It's Gladiator meets Dante's Peak in Pompeii, the newest film from Resident Evil franchise director Paul W.S. Anderson. With a story that follows slaves fighting in an arena, Kit Harrington finds himself in even more danger when Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt and destroy the city and all its inhabitants. However, he must also try to save the woman he loves (Emily Browning) in the midst of this volcanic disaster. The film comes to theaters in 3D next February, however, it looks far too dark and smoky to actually look good in the format. Even in 2D, it's difficult to see many of the actors in all the smoke and ash. Here's the new full trailer for Paul W. S. Anderson's Pompeii, originally from Yahoo: Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Gravity" Facts Are Wrong

Amongst the many people who saw Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" this weekend, one audience member was famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The normally jovial Tyson took to Twitter soon after to fact check some of the inconsistencies of the film. Much like watching "Dante's Peak" with a geologist, or "The Day After Tomorrow" with a climatologist, the professional scientist in him had difficulty with the dramatic license the film took. Amongst his complaints:

The film #Gravity should be renamed "Angular Momentum"

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 6, 2013

Mysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock, a medical Doctor, is servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 6, 2013

Mysteries of #Gravity: How Hubble (350mi up) Iss (230mi up) & a Chinese Space Station are all in sight lines of one another.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 6, 2013

Mysteries of #Gravity: When Clooney releases Bullock's tether, he drifts away. In zero-g a single tug brings them together.
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